Game Of Thrones Coffee Cup… Major Gaffe Or Easter Egg?

Game of Thrones, the most closely watched and scrutinized show on TV, aired a huge moment of discontinuity last night during espisode 4 of season 8. A celebratory feast in Winterfell happened to include a distinctly modern takeaway coffee cup.

Eagle-eyed viewers Sunday spotted the coffee cup on the table during a celebration in which the actors drank from goblets and horns. Emilia Clarke, who plays the character, Daenerys, was sitting closest to the cup but didn’t seem to react. It’s not clear where the coffee cup came from. But some viewers who took to Twitter concluded it was from Starbucks.

Many viewers complained the show should have caught the gaffe. HBO did not immediately responded to an email seeking comment.

Update, May 6th, 3:20PM ET: Turns out, the Starbucks cup was a genuine mistake in production, as Game of Thrones executive producer Bernie Caulfield has admitted in an interview with WNYC.

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