Anna Sheffer
May 09, 2019 7:12 am

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4.

Many of us tune into Game of Thrones to escape the real world—if only for an hour or so. Instead of worrying about your job or your savings account, you can worry about things like how Jon Snow and Daenerys will reconcile the fact that they’re, um, related. But sometimes, the real world has a way of creeping in, and in Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones, a Starbucks cup accidentally ended up in a shot. For real.

The HBO series’ latest episode opened with the gang celebrating their hard-won victory in the Battle of Winterfell. There was drinking, flirting, and general merriment to be had. Gendry became a legitimate Baratheon, Arya was hailed a hero, and Jon’s dragon riding was toasted again and again. Amid all these festivities, though, the rogue Starbucks cup could be seen. Somehow, someone forgot to clear it off the table, and a few eagle-eyed observers spotted it sitting in front of Dany as she jealously watched the Northerners praise Jon.

Don’t believe us? Several Twitter users captured hard evidence.

Many had jokes.

Now, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has chimed in on the debacle…and made it clear that it was NOT her cup.

See? The Mother of Dragons doesn’t even drink Starbucks.

We may admittedly never know whose abandoned latte was featured on Game of Thrones, but we’d like to believe that this happened on purpose. Maybe Starbucks has finally expanded to Westeros. Or maybe Dany just prefers coffee to Dornish wine. Thoughts?

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