Eagle-eyed fans of Game of Thones spotted a Starbucks cup that was part of the mise-en-scene in the fourth episode of season eight titled 'The Last of the Starks'.
The celebrations after the battle of Winterfell saw, among the wine goblets, a styrofoam cup. What's more, the cup was on the grand table of the nobles, right in front of Jon Snow’s seat. This has surely amused some viewers.
The fourth episode saw the heroes gathered in celebration of Arya Stark's heroism and toast the fallen. This is when the audience got a glimpse of modernity. The Starbucks moment arrives at the 17:40 mark in the episode. The Mother of Dragons is the closest to the cup despite holding a goblet. This, though, hasn't stopped some viewers from calling the cup “Dany’s Starbucks”
This isn't the first time that modernity found its way into the show.
Season 3 episode 'Walk of Punishment' concluded with an entirely out-of-context rock song which triggered a similar reaction.
The response to the cup was varied. One tweet read, "Daenerys Targaryen mother of dragons, the unburnt, the breaker of chains, the drinker of Starbucks #GameOfThornes" with a screenshot of the cup from the scene. Another user wrote that it most probably was a pumpkin spice latte.
The scene also saw a tweet renaming the brand to 'Starkbucks.'
The fantasy series has two more episodes remaining in its final season and despite the refreshing downtime that the Starbucks cup incident has brought in, all eyes are now on the relationship between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, and the strength of their allegiance against Cersei Lannister.
Easter egg or oversight? The jury is still out.