In the aftermath of Game of Thrones 8×04, “The Last of the Starks,” a curious story emerged on the web, with fans realizing that somehow, shockingly, someone had left their coffee cup in one of the shots and no one caught it, meaning it made it into the episode.
Yes, as you’ve surely heard by now, that one little cup of coffee caused quite a stir online, with people unable to believe how such a carless mistake could be made on a show like Game of Thrones. But now, just as all the commotion surrounding that mistake has begun to die down, the production team has gone ahead and done it again. We kid you not.
As you may’ve heard already, instead of a coffee cup, someone left a plastic water battle on set and it showed up during one of the scenes in last night’s finale. Understandably, fans are in shock that this goof happened yet again and now, they’ve taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it.
— ℝίτα🐉||GoT Spoilers (@JonxDanyy) May 20, 2019
The fact that the editing and post production team on Game of Thrones missed a Starbucks coffee cup and a plastic water bottle shows that no one really cared about their jobs for season 8. No wonder it was so bad.
— P (@ReevesParker) May 20, 2019
a starbucks cup, a plastic water bottle, jaime’s hand, modern day running shoes.. it’s so obvious within the writing and final editing this season of game of thrones wasn’t treated at all the right way. and it’s so sad bc all the actors and characters deserved better.
— mari (@stevesthcr) May 20, 2019
Huge finale of "Game of Thrones" last night and the first top story I see is about… a plastic water bottle? That's it? That entire show must've sucked dragon ass.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/CrJOJKQg2D
— Stradivarius Cain (@StraddyCain) May 20, 2019
Alright, I haven’t seen the ending of game of thrones but after seeing shots showing a Starbucks cup and a plastic water bottle, seems they half assed the season.
— B (@BeccaMiner) May 20, 2019
— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019
— Vikrant Aarav (@aarav_vikrant) May 20, 2019
— Chicaaāaago (@chicaagobeers) May 20, 2019
OH MY GOD, THERE REALLY WAS A WATER BOTTLE #GameOfThrones
46:19 timestamp. pic.twitter.com/BDKGXYLlzi
— Neleimour 🛡️🖋️ (@Neleimour) May 20, 2019
— Vulture (@vulture) May 20, 2019
The "Game of Thrones" finale had one last gaffe: A plastic water bottle spotted in King’s Landing https://t.co/9uoADl8yX5
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 20, 2019
A Water Bottle Accidentally Showed Up In The "Game Of Thrones" Finale Because This Is Where We Are Now https://t.co/dCatyiXtyr
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) May 20, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) May 20, 2019
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As you can see above, the moment in question occurred when the the lords of the Great Houses of Westeros convened in King’s Landing. Though it may not be terribly obvious at first, if you looked hard enough, you’ll have noticed a plastic water bottle sitting behind the foot of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley).
Frankly, it’s incredible that no one caught this and even more incredible that this is the second time it’s happened this year on Game of Thrones. You would think that after the first instance HBO might be more careful, but apparently not. Yes, the finale would’ve already been shot by the time “The Last of the Starks” aired, but they could’ve gone through all the remaining episodes to ensure nothing else was misplaced and if they caught this, they easily could’ve edited it out.
But alas, that wasn’t the case and now, among many other things, the Game of Thrones finale will always be remembered for another ridiculous goof.