Game of Beverages
Perhaps HBO should have put a few extra dollars into their set cleaning budget. Coming on the heels of the “coffee cup incident,” eagle-eyed “Game of Thrones” viewers caught another garbage gaffe.
On Sunday’s series grand finale, a water bottle was found near character Samwell Tarly’s feet. According to reports, the moment comes at the 46:19 mark.
The bottle is shown again in the same scene, this time at the feet of Sir Davos Seaworth.
Mashable notes a branding opportunity was lost here, as the bottle in question had no identifying logos. Business Insider says #StarbucksGate was worth $2 billion in free advertising for the chain.
By the way, the rumor is that Starbucks cup wasn’t even from Starbucks. And it wasn’t a latte; it was an herbal tea for Daenarys, or Emilia Clarke.