Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Has Been Removed From Episode 4
Goodbye, thee cup of paper.
By Jessie Wade
Following the now-famous coffee cup that appeared in episode 4 of Game of Thrones’ final cut, the episode has since been updated and the coffee cup has been digitally removed from the scene, according to The Verge. The episode update is reported to have occurred sometime during overnight hours in the US, which HBO did confirm was a mistake, but quietly switched out the episode. HBO’s response to the error was made in a humorous fashion, saying, “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.” Despite fans assuming the cup was from Starbucks, The Wall Street Journal confirmed late Monday that the cup was in fact from the production’s craft services – although Starbucks still tweeted about the mistake which received 55k likes, saying, “TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink.”
Executive Producer on Game of Thrones, Bernie Caulfield, commented that these errors do happen at times and, “If that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.” To stay up to date on IGN’s Game of Thrones coverage, make sure you read our Season 8, episode 4 review, check out the promo for episode 5, where we wonder if Daenarys will finally outsmart Cersei, and tune into our Game of Thrones watch parties every week right here on IGN. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to email@example.com. Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN. Chat with her on Twitter @jessieannwade.