Forget about White Walkers. Game of Thrones’ final season was really all about Khaleesi’s flat white.
When a modern-day coffee cup found its way in front of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen in Season 8 of HBO’s fantasy series, the image went viral instantly.
Some viewers thought it was hilarious that a $15-million-per-episode show had such an obvious goof, others thought the error was proof the fans cared more about the show than the creators and a few fans just wondered what Daenerys had ordered at Westeros’ local coffeehouse.
Though there were no discernable markings on the drink, it bore enough resemblance to a Starbucks to-go cup that the brand was printed in headlines. News outlets ran with it. And suddenly, Daenerys Targaryen went from a Breaker of Chains to a fangirl of coffee chains.