HBO Just Responded To That Coffee Cup Mistake In Last Night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode

HBO on Monday afternoon addressed *that* coffee cup accidentally featured in last night’s episode of Game of Thrones.

Eagle-eyed fans tuning into Season 8, Episode 4 (‘The Last Of The Starks’) of the hit show spotted an anachronistic coffee cup—lid, sleeve, and all—sitting in front of Daenerys Targaryen in a celebratory scene in Winterfell.


The lone coffee cup was visible at around the 17-minute mark. Just as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was being congratulated by his wildling friends and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) was feeling visibly upset and uncomfortable over the adulation, the cup appeared on the table between them.

“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake,” HBO wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

Game of Thrones art director Hauke Richter said in an email to Variety that items on set often go unnoticed and appear in the final cuts of movies and TV shows, but the mistake was a bigger deal because it had never before happened on Thrones.

“Things can get forgotten on set,” he wrote, according to Variety. “[The coffee cup error has been] so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with Thrones so far.”

Starbucks also chimed in with a tweet, joking: “TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink.”

The gaffe all but took over Twitter for the day.

Though, as one Twitter user pointed out, there was far more important business going on in the background of last night’s episode.

h/t Variety, Twitter