Fans spotted 2 modern-day water bottles on the 'Game of Thrones' finale after HBO's mistaken coffee cup incident
- Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO's "Game of Thrones" season eight finale.
- The "Game of Thrones" series finale aired on Sunday, May 19 in the US and will air in South Africa on Monday, May 20. The sixth episode of season eight was titled "The Iron Throne."
- Fans on Twitter and Reddit spotted not one but two modern-day plastic water bottles in a scene on the show.
- Earlier on the season, a modern-day coffee cup was accidentally included in a feast scene and went viral.
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"Game of Thrones" season eight was divisive and full of shocking twists, but perhaps one of the biggest controversies of the entire season was a lone coffee cup left out on a table on episode four, "The Last of the Starks."
And now, fans have spotted another modern-day item on the finale episode, "The Iron Throne" - plastic water bottles could be seen at the feet of Ser Davos (played by Liam Cunningham) and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) during one of the most important scenes of the episode.
At around the 49-minute mark on season eight, episode six, just as Tyrion Lannister is about to make a case for Bran Stark to be made king, a panning shot of the lords and ladies of Westeros shows a plastic water bottle hiding behind the legs of Ser Davos.
Do you spot it?
Here's another shot of a different plastic water bottle hiding in plain sight at the feet of Samwell Tarly on the aired version of the episode around the 46-minute mark.
And here it is in motion, as captured by INSIDER streaming via HBO Now on Sunday evening.
In a divisive season criticised by some fans for its lack of attention to detail, these modern-day additions are emblematic to some of a rushed series finale. Fans of Twitter saw the water bottle immediately and began sharing photos and videos of the modern inclusion.
The water bottles are yet another example of a modern-day beverage receptacle appearing on-screen this season. The coffee cup on episode four made waves around the internet and became a viral sensation. Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark) jokingly blamed Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), who denied it. The HBO craft services cup earned an estimated $2 billion (R28 billion) for Starbucks in free publicity after being mistaken for the brand's logo.
HBO later made light of the coffee cup by joking that it was a "mistake" and that "Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea." It also quickly edited the cup out from the scene. At the time of this post, the water bottles on episode six still appear in the shot.
HBO didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment on the water bottles.
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