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HBO Edited The Starbucks Cup 'Mistake' Out Of 'Game Of Thrones' Scene

HBO Edited The Starbucks Cup 'Mistake' Out Of 'Game Of Thrones' Scene

HBO confirmed on Tuesday that the rogue anachronism was digitally removed from the sprawling fantasy drama, putting an end to the so-called "Starkbucks" drama that went viral on Monday.

The incident coincides with a wide array of on-purpose product tie-ins and promotions for the show's six-episode final season, from athletic shoes to Scotch whisky to handbags.

The first teaser trailer for the next episode of Games of Thrones sees Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and forces loyal to Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen arrive at King's Landing, with carnage nearly certain to follow. "They took 2 years to shoot 6 episodes and left a Starbucks cup in a scene", tweeted a user named Dylan. Game of Thrones' final season continues on Sunday on HBO.

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Ms Caulfield echoed a theme spread widely on Twitter, speculating that Westeros - the fictional continent where the action takes place - "was the first place to actually have Starbucks". The scene is now caffeine-less on HBO Go, which streams the show in the US.

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Game of Thrones fans were no doubt horrified to see Missandei (played by Nathalie Emmanuel) killed in front of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson). Or maybe you think this is nothing but a storm (born) in a coffee cup?

Neither HBO nor Starbucks spokespeople immediately returned a request for comment about the missing coffee cup.

In any case, ever since this error was spotted, the people who make Game of Thrones have reacted either cheekily or defensively to the whole debacle.

He added that mistakes were generally rare on the show as "prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000 percent". Starbucks themselves also got in on the fun, by tweeting out that they were "surprised she didn't order a Dragon Drink". I just honestly can't, I'm like, is that really? I'm not sure. We're sorry! Besides, we needed a bit of a pick me after some of our favourite Game of Thrones characters died last week. RIP. Many fans complained that "The Long Night" was way too dark.