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Eagle-eyed fans of Game of Thrones have spotted yet another blunder, although this time it’s to do with everyone’s favourite sister-kisser, Jaime Lannister.
Everyone knows that Jaime lost his sword-wielding hand back in season three when he saved Brienne of Tarth from kidnappers. Since then, he’s had a pretty swanky golden prosthetic.
That is, until the reunion with his sister and love of his life, Cersei. When they embraced, the continuity team were clearly on a Starbucks run as they forgot to cover his hand.
The blunder was pointed out by many fans on Twitter.
It turns out if you fancy getting your coffee fix in Westeros, Game of Thrones has you covered with its very own branch of Starbucks.
While May 5’s “The Last of the Starks” was a heartwarming episode of farewells and gruesome goodbyes, some fans couldn’t help but be a little distracted by a strange cameo.
For those who don’t know yet, Game of Thrones‘ crossed over with our humble existence when a Starbucks cup appeared in the middle of a shot. Was it blatant product placement or does Daenerys Targaryen get her fiery temperament from some freshly ground Guatemala Antigua beans?
Even Starbucks got in on the action, tweeting about the embarrassing moment.
TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink.— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
HBO responded and said it was a mistake, Daenerys had ‘actually ordered a herbal tea’. At least we know what her go-to drink is now, and if you want to curry favour with the Mother of Dragons, you know how to do it!
Speaking to WNYC Radio, executive producer Bernie Caulfield explained the gaffe. “We’re sorry!” he said. “Westeros was the first place to actually, you know, have Starbucks.”
That being said, he admitted the idea of a Starbucks cup popping up is pretty rare. He continued, “Prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000 percent… If that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.”
Alongside criticisms of slow pacing, the mistreatment of characters like Ghost, and a lucklustre final season in general, a Starbucks cup is the least of HBO’s problems.
[Featured Image: HBO]