Spare a thought for the props team on Game of Thrones.
*Warning: contains mild spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight episode four*
While the start of episode four saw Daenerys a little put out by all the adulation her lover/nephew/rival-to-the-throne Jon Snow received post-Battle of Winterfell, you can only imagine how miffed she would have been if she’d looked down to see the Starbucks cup left on the table in front of her…
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— DC (@DylansRawTake) May 6, 2019
Viewers were quick to spot the rogue beverage, which resulted in a latte (sorry-not-sorry) of online frivolity during an otherwise pretty gloomy episode…
That's a pumpkin spice latte pic.twitter.com/fPThGIWJPW
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) May 6, 2019
— Donald (@donaldjr) May 6, 2019
— Commander Sterling (@JimSterling) May 6, 2019
— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) May 6, 2019
Not to mention the fact that the drama’s actual showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, cameoed in the same scene.
— gabrielle (@gabbanzo) May 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Starbucks were surprised that Daenerys didn’t order a rather more fitting choice of drink.
TBH we're surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
However, it looks like HBO is trying to see the funny side of things, after they said in a statement: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”
— Matt Peters (@MightyInkMatt) May 6, 2019
News from Winterfell.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 6, 2019
Well, at least they’re not bitter.