Warning: There are MAJOR spoilers ahead if you have not seen Sunday's Game of Thrones series finale.
Someone in the editing room of Game of Thrones does not understand the concept of leaving Easter eggs. Easter eggs are hidden homages bearing significance, but unless what they were going for was environmental protection, that's not what has been going on with GoT lately.
Were on-set crew members phoning it in as they were preparing to close up shop after eight seasons?
Now that we all managed to move on past #cupgate, the name for the situation in which a modern day coffee cup was left in a GoT scene, a new beverage cup made its debut to close out the series.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted a plastic water bottle in Westerosi capital next to Samwell Tarly's leg .
Fans filmed their TV screens at the jarring object that embarrassingly passed under the radar on set and in the editing room.
Twitter user @bethisloco was one of the first to post the gaffe online.
"A water bottle in King's Landing!! #got #gameofthrones," she wrote.
a water bottle in King’s Landing!! #got #gameofthrones https://t.co/mwGQlsLwnh— Beth (@Beth)1558329328.0
@bethisloco I bet they hid coffee cups and water bottles in every episode. We just have to find them 👀— Ophelia (@Ophelia)1558329664.0
Rather than throwing a tantrum, however, viewers were amused by the anachronistic drinking vessel.
@HospitalCoffee_ @bethisloco It's kind of like Where's Waldo...but with refreshments!!!— Bolts McGee (@Bolts McGee)1558346806.0
Sam is v smart he invented democracy AND polyethylene terephthalate. #GameOfThrones https://t.co/sKvCHCAwKW— Anthony Oliveira (@Anthony Oliveira)1558332123.0
@StevenWithAV13 It's an environmental message to show plastic lasts thousands of years.— Ian Bowden (@Ian Bowden)1558336376.0
Samwell Tarley: I wonder if my foot is blocking this water bottle. Also Sam: I wonder if anyone even knows who the… https://t.co/ow6lo2uNHU— Patrick Driscoll (@Patrick Driscoll)1558331959.0
@ArtByDorel @Yo_Bala @bethisloco @sandygrains https://t.co/TcBrI4nv7m— Bob File (@Bob File)1558356083.0
Sure, there’s a water bottle. But why aren’t more people asking the real question: is that Howland Reed, and if so,… https://t.co/ZAjpQqsRCP— Neil (@Neil)1558330682.0
Seriously, whatever happened to on-set integrity?
@meakoopa Whose job was it to move mundane items off the set before rolling because they obviously didn't do it— ✨🌸🌱Twig!!!🌱🌸✨ (@✨🌸🌱Twig!!!🌱🌸✨)1558333324.0
You’re telling me in the two fucking years y’all took to make this fucking season no one caught the coffee cup OR T… https://t.co/coXbdoDyOm— Teeb Mills (@Teeb Mills)1558335475.0
@JonxDanyy This is the 5th time ? Starbuck , extra hand , no dany on drogon , what else ? They really stopped tryin… https://t.co/XxA3xLnPSy— Romeoromie (@Romeoromie)1558330860.0
Who is ultimately responsible?
@StevenWithAV13 I blame the cast too. Why keep water bottles, coffee cups in the scene with you?! #DemThrones— Xica Monique (@Xica Monique)1558353563.0
@XicaMonique @StevenWithAV13 But the cast just gets paid to do scenes. Editors and producers watch the film MULTIPL… https://t.co/I3W3xF2xVf— sarah (@sarah)1558358151.0
The kicker is, there was another water bottle in the scene!
@StevenWithAV13 There’s a second bottle of water too. This one is a little better hidden but still there https://t.co/bddh54fvuy— Angelo (@Angelo)1558338852.0
@StevenWithAV13 @Aypopabg Two bottles actually. One by Sam's side. One by Davos'. Like come on. There is sloppy and there is this.— Lilian (@Lilian)1558357186.0
LMAOOO I CAN'T BREATHE THEY DID IT AGAIN 💀💀 First Starbucks now a water bottle this show is a joke #GameOfThrones… https://t.co/EwOVc48bhf— ℝίτα🐉||GoT Spoilers (@ℝίτα🐉||GoT Spoilers)1558330599.0
Fans seemed to be more disappointed about how HBO's juggernaut of a series had gone out with a whimper.
@StevenWithAV13 Makes perfect sense. They can’t be bothered with any actual WRITING, let alone anything else. They… https://t.co/BddFlYSx2z— Serena Zhang (@Serena Zhang)1558336361.0
@StevenWithAV13 Everything about this season felt rushed and lazy.— lo-fi ROBOT Boy 🇨🇦 (@lo-fi ROBOT Boy 🇨🇦)1558336517.0
THE WATER BOTTLE. THIS IS NOT EVEN FUNNY ANYMORE. We’ve had a coffe cup, a cameraman, sneakers, Jamie two handed,… https://t.co/vD9CeBBetr— C. | that is NOT my canon (@C. | that is NOT my canon)1558330988.0
@rejects You mean to tell me that I watched 8 years of a show HOPING for someone to stab another someone in the the… https://t.co/BVDgzQZefu— Manny (@Manny)1558344398.0
After HBO was alerted to Daenerys's Starbucks cup in episode 4, the premium network channel digitally removed the objectionable object from the scene.
The water bottle will probably be the next to go, but at this point, it's too little too latte.