Westeros Gets Starbucks Before Wakanda: That ‘Game of Thrones’ Cup Oops

Because nothing ever goes as we expect it to when it comes to Game of Thrones, the most talked about thing from last night’s season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” is….Starbucks?

Remember that scene in Infinity War when Okoye tells T’Challa she was hoping Wakanda opening their borders would mean more along the lines of the Olympics, or a Starbucks? Turns out Westeros got themselves a coffee chain before the Dora did.

No really- during an important scene in the episode- SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET- someone left their damn grande Starbucks cup on the main table of honor in the Great Hall at Winterfell during the celebratory feast following the Long Night battle.

No, this isn’t photoshop.

Westeros Gets Starbucks Before Wakanda: That 'Game of Thrones' Cup Oops

Even Good Morning America talked about it.

And of course, all the memes across social media.

Westeros Gets Starbucks Before Wakanda: That 'Game of Thrones' Cup Oops
Even Starbucks got into the spirit:

Westeros Gets Starbucks Before Wakanda: That 'Game of Thrones' Cup Oops
Game of Thrones art director Hauke Richter apparently even wrote an email about the cup to Variety, saying that “things can get forgotten on set,” and commented that the situation was “so blown out of proportion [because] it has not happened with ‘Thrones’ so far.”

Think about the sponsorship possibilities had this happened sooner than the 8th and final season!

GoT continues for just three more Sundays on HBO.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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