Thought Game of Thrones was going to go out without leaving one last modern beverage in a scene? Think again.
After a coffee cup was spotted in an earlier episode of the eighth season, fans once again found an out-of-place drink in the show's series finale. During one of the episode's most crucial scenes, a plastic water bottle can be seen near Samwell Tarly's foot — although at least this one is slightly more hidden than the coffee cup was.
After the now infamous coffee cup gaffe, HBO released a joking statement saying it was a mistake because "Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea." The network was quick to correct the error, though, and by Tuesday morning, the cup had been scrubbed from the scene. An art director for the show told Varietythe situation was "so blown out of proportion" because such a mistake "has not happened with Thrones so far."
Little did we know it wouldn't even be the last time this season. Then again, this scene did occur immediately following a time jump, so perhaps the frantically-paced final season merely skipped over the introduction of plastic water bottles into Westeros. And given the fierce debate the divisive final episode has already sparked, a drink of water may be much needed for everyone involved. Brendan Morrow