One of my favorite times of the weeks when a new Game of Thrones episode airs isn’t waiting for it to come on. It’s not even the equally important act of watching it. No, when the fan reactions to some of the most epic, sexy, awkward or bloody (or all four) scenes roll in, those are the moments I live for. Humanity, for instance, was at its best this past Sunday when Jaime and Brienne rode a dragon upon St. George. Go on…Google that, I dare you.
GoT has done it again though, and it’s driving fans crazier than ever. This time, though, it’s over a misplaced Starbucks coffee cup. HBO and the coffee mega-chain have both issued “statements” about the matter, both being funny as hell, and now Twitter has weighed in as well.
In case you need a refresher, the scene in which it happens is when the survivors of the Battle of Winterfell are celebrating, drinking their pain and sorrow away. Daenerys is sitting back enjoying the show, watching her (possible) future subjects take in their victory and at some point, when Jon and Tormund are between Dany and the camera, the cup appears onscreen and voila, Starbucks received more free publicity than it’ll ever need.
Or was it free? Was it all really just a big mistake? Maybe there’s an evil genius behind the show playing the internet like puppets. My vote goes to the latter, but who cares? Twitter, like usual, is going off the rails with #CupGate.
It began with a rather funny tweet from an eagle-eyed fan:
my favorite show in the entire world forgot a STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP ON THE TABLE WHILE FILMING pic.twitter.com/60z3pOCfg9
— zane (@zane) May 6, 2019
And resulted in Starbucks…well, being Starbucks.
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
And Twitter being Twitter!
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019
Well played, Purple Dwagon. Well played.
that coffee cup tho ?
— Emilia Clarke | Kit Harington | Game of Thrones (@purple_dwagon) May 6, 2019
I cannot get over how the makers of #GameOfThrones put fans on blast for not having expensive enough TVs to fully appreciate their visually perfect show then this week there’s actually enough light to see the screen and their sloppy asses fully left a 2019 coffee cup in the shot. pic.twitter.com/gzUjhkn9xY
— Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) May 6, 2019
— ♉️ (@_alexalexalex) May 6, 2019
Throwback thirsty Jaime:
— 9GAG (@9GAG) May 6, 2019
— Ronnie?Vuki? (@VRonni3) May 6, 2019
I feel sorry for the Westeros barista who has to write that on a coffee cup. Better make it a venti.
Be sure to tune in this Sunday for Game of Thrones‘ penultimate episode and feel free to let us know in the comments section which scene you think will send Twitter into a frenzy next.