“I will take what is mine with fire and blood … and no sugar.”
Last night’s Game of Thrones pushed fans closer to the climactic battle at King’s Landing. Naturally, there were lengthy discussions, surprising deaths, and, yes, plenty of libations. More than usual, in fact, as fans have since pointed out that Daenerys Targaryen, aka actress Emilia Clarke, appears to be enjoying a drink from Starbucks.
The cameo occurred at the 17:39 mark of the episode, during a scene in which Tormund Giantsbane is toasting Jon Snow during a post-battle celebratory meal. Making the gaffe all that more confounding is the presence of showrunners Gavid Beinoff and D.B. Weiss, who appear in the background of the scene. Update: GOT’s art director says the gaffe is being “blown out of proportion.”
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019
As expected, fans are having a field day online with the revelation, with some hilariously joking that Starbs is canon. If so, there’s certainly a location in Winterfell, though it remains to be seen whether it’s one of those Starbucks Reserve bars. Given the amount of wine in this episode, one could argue that Tormund is a regular patron.
Below we’ve gathered some of our favorite reactions.
my favorite show in the entire world forgot a STARBUCKS COFFEE CUP ON THE TABLE WHILE FILMING pic.twitter.com/60z3pOCfg9
— zane (@zane) May 6, 2019
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains, and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice pic.twitter.com/BOPdolRhXz
— Ira Madison III (@ira) May 6, 2019
— Joseph (@TheGeneralSYD) May 6, 2019
GoT cinematographer: i know there are exactly the right amount of starbucks cups in the shot bc i shot it https://t.co/MKW5ifKKtb
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) May 6, 2019
you think daenerys is a soy or almond milk kinda girl when she gets her starbucks fix?
— Briggon Snow (@BriggonSnow) May 6, 2019
Broke: they accidentally left a starbucks cup on the set, oops
Woke: Starbucks is canon in Game of Thrones world
— Mint Alquior (@MintXIV) May 6, 2019
— janex (@groundzero000) May 6, 2019
— John Beck (@johnbeck_) May 6, 2019
If they bothered using lights they might have seen the Starbucks they left in the shot. https://t.co/5pUqFxzEla
— roxane gay (@rgay) May 6, 2019
The Starbucks cup rn pic.twitter.com/xUXc69Iixf
— Anthony (@CerAlv03) May 6, 2019