Game of Thrones showrunners respond after viewers spot Starbucks error

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09 May, 2019

Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane has done a lot of frightful things in his time as Cersei Lannister's resident semi-undead bodyguard, executioner and personal Frankenstein's monster on Game of Thrones, but that doesn't mean the man behind the character is happy about it.

We get more of that in this video breaking down the scene outside the walls of King's Landing, where Cersei has Missandei executed. The network joked it should have been an herbal tea. "(The coffee cup error has been) so blown out of proportion (because) it has not happened with "Thrones" so far", Richter said.

A coffee cup was spotted with Daenerys in the fourth episode of the final series. "He's the only one who disappeared, the only one who drove herds and took them all like roasted sheep".

Now, less than three days later, it seems HBO has quietly removed the offending beverage from the episode.

HBO poked fun at the oversight: "The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake".

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Some saw it as a nefarious attempt at product placement, though most just assumed it was an uncharacteristic slip-up from an otherwise faultless show. What's more, it looked like a Starbucks coffee cup. As the show's art director, Hauke Richter, explained to Variety, "Things can get forgotten on set".

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"Game of Thrones" is in its eighth and final season, airing Sundays on HBO. The tweet read that the coffee giant is "surprised" Daenarys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) did not order a Dragon Drink.

Along with that humorous statement, Game of Thrones executive producer Bernie Caulfield apologized during an interview on WNYC and made some light-hearted comments about the whole situation. On Sunday night's episode, "The Last of the Starks", Daenerys suffered not one, but two crushing blows in her quest for the Iron Throne.

In this week's "Game Revealed", we find out that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff actually appear in Episode 4, dressed in beards and fur as Wildlings, joining Tormund Giantsbane as he toasts Jon Snow.


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