HBO owns up to the 'Game of Thrones' coffee gaffe

MANILA, Philippines – When you're talking about the final season of a beloved show that's not only among the most-watched, but also took two years to create, and cost millions to produce, you'd expect only the best CGI and special effects, and the best writing there is on television. This is Game of Thrones, after all. 

What you don't expect, however, is a cameo from an item that definitely does not belong in Winterfell.  

But HBO seems to be taking things in stride regarding the accidental inclusion of a takeaway cup of coffee in a scene from Episode 4 of its final Game of Thrones season, "The Last of the Starks." Fans were quick to spot that right in front of Daenerys Targaryen was a cup of coffee, complete with a plastic lid and all. 

"News from Winterfell. The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea," read a tweet from the show's official Twitter account. Along with the tweet was a GIF of Dany herself raising her wine – not coffee, mind you.

News from Winterfell. The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. #Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea. pic.twitter.com/ypowxGgQRl — Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019

 

The gaffe happened during one of the first few scenes in "The Last of the Starks," as the survivors of "The Long Night" celebrated, well, surviving. No less than showrunners and episode writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff made a cameo in the same scene as survivors from the Free Folk. 

Game of Thrones is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by G.R.R. Martin. It airs Mondays at 9 am and 10 pm over HBO in the Philippines. It's also available on demand beginning Monday, 9 am over on HBO Go. – Rappler.com