The 'Game Of Thrones' Starbucks Cup Is All Twitter Can Talk About, Because Even The Mother Of Dragons Needs Caffeine
Spoilers for Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4. Unlike the Battle of Winterfell, fans could actually see everything going on in Game Of Thrones Episode 4. And I mean, everything, including a mistake that the makers of the HBO series probably wish fans were still in the dark about. Yes, that really was a Starbucks cup in Game Of Thrones that you spotted sitting right in front of Daenerys Targaryen. Apparently, Winterfell doesn't run on Dunkin'.
While it's unclear how the mysterious coffee cup got there, it's going to be awhile before anyone stops talking about it. No surprise, everyone on Twitter's got #jokes about the Starbucks gaffe. Some of these tweets will make you LOL, while others are just savage. Seriously, even Ed Sheeran, just like his GoT character, doesn't get away unscathed.
But for all the seriousness of Game Of Thrones — especially last night's episode where fans not only lost Dany's beloved dragon Rhaegal but Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), too, in one of the most brutal GoT deaths — this hilarious error will keep you laughing until next week's episode. The Battle of King's Landing is coming and honestly, Jon Snow and his army might need a lot of caffeine to get through it.
1. Daenerys' Coffee Order Is So Relatable
As Ira Madison III, host of the Keep It podcast, joked, Dany's name got even longer, and perhaps a little more basic. Thanks to this gaffe, she's not only the First of Her Name and the Breaker of Chains, she's also the "Drinker of Pumpkin Spice."
2. Wow, Ed Sheeran Burn
Writer Rembert Browne wasn't all that surprised someone forgot to remove the cup from the shot. After all, he tweeted, "remember when they left Ed Sheeran in that scene." Poor Ed Sheeran.
3. More Ghost, Please
Fun fact, as The Ringer's Jason Concepcion pointed out, this Starbucks cup had more screen time than Jon Snow's direwolf last season.
4. The Best Daenerys Meme
At the end of Episode 4, Dany walked away looking mad as hell and it's clear she's not going to take it anymore. While her look is clearly aimed at Cersei, The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff thinks there could be another reason for that expression and it has to do with that damn Starbucks cup.
5. Winterfell Knows Coffee
Director Matthew A. Cherry is impressed by how ahead of their time the Starks were. But, seriously, what's Arya's order?
6. That Poor, Poor Barista
Daenerys Targaryen walking into the local Starbucks is every barista's worse nightmare, according to fan @TheGeneralSYD. Seriously, good luck spelling her name right.
7. Don't Blame Khaleesi
The Kit Harington fan Twitter account @kitarchive blamed him for the Starbucks cup and they've got receipts.
8. Gaffes Galore On GoT
9. Game Of Thrones, Class Of 2019
NPR's Linda Holmes thinks the Starbucks cup is really just a sign of "senioritis over in Westeros" and honestly, that sounds about right.
10. Game Of Thrones Schadenfreude
So, after the Battle Of Winterfell, fans complained it was too dark and GoT cinematographer Fabian Wagner told Wired UK it so wasn't. “A lot of the problem is that a lot of people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly,” he said. It's why TV writer @jenlikespizza finds this Starbuck cup fiasco to be just *chef's kiss.* I'd like to think it's a *barista kiss.*
11. Daenerys Macchiato?
Screenwriter Jonny Sun might have just won the Game Of Thrones with this realization.
12. And That's A Callback
The very funny fashion bloggers Tom and Lorenzo threw GoT cinematographers words back in his face with just a little tailoring.
13. Wakanda Is Not As Advanced As We Thought
Wakanda might have Vibranium, but Winterfell has Starbucks, so there.
Getting Dany's order wrong comes with fiery consequences, according to fan @warhog123.
15. It's Not The Most Farfetched GoT Moment In That Episode
16. The Game Of Thrones Latte Theory
It would make more sense to fuel your army with lattes rather than wine.
17. Sorry Dragons
Thanks to this cup, a fan named @CurrenSy_Spitta has birthed a new name for Daenerys Targaryen: "Mother of Starbucks Cups."
18. That Starbucks Cup Has A Sansa Connection
A fan named @SonyaDesai is calling it now, that cup is part of Sansa's evil plan to take down Khaleesi.
19. Not The First Time
Alex Zalben, the managing editor at Decider, thinks it's actually "an intentional callback" to another Game Of Thrones gaffe.
20. Obviously, It's On Purpose
Tyler McCall, deputy editor of Fashionista, poked a little fun at the creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss trying to explain this gaffe, which was obviously on purpose.
21. Are We Being Punk'd?
Super sleuth Buzzfeed reporter Ellie Hall has questions, let's hope D.B. Weiss, who appears to be in the Starbucks scene, has answers.
22. When All Else Fails, Blame Bran
Thanks Three-Eyed Raven, for nothing.
With only two more episodes to go, fans will be watching to see what's in store for this final battle. Not to mention, any other rogue Starbucks cups.