‘Game of Thrones’ Leaves Starbucks Cup In Live Shot, Internet Implodes

The directors of “Game of Thrones” are so meticulous that they refused to use artificial lighting on the series’ biggest battle to date, which drew massive complaints from viewers who found episode two — “The Long Night” — so dark they couldn’t see what was going on.

But they missed one big detail in episode three, which is titled “The Last Of The Starks.” Make that “The Last Of The Starbucks.”

At one point during the show, which aired Sunday on HBO, Daenerys is seated at a table, sipping wine. Attentive viewers, though, saw what appears to be a coffee cup from Starbucks — and they went on social media to espresso a latte of anger.

The internet piled on.

Daenerys is, of course, known as Khaleesi, but other nicknames, too, like the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. That prompted one wag to write on Twitter:  “Daenerys Targaryen mother of dragons, the unburnt, the breaker of chains, the drinker of Starbucks.”

There were, as always, a few conspiracy theories.



Baristas at Starbucks will no doubt have to learn how to spell Daenerys name.


Some people said viewers just needed to adjust their TVs, like they had to in episode two.

And Jenna Guillaume had a final thought for the directors.


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