Forget That Coffee Cup—A Water Bottle Made Its Way Into a Key Game of Thrones Scene

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Macall B. Polay, HBO / Macall B. Polay, HBO

Warning: Spoilers for all episodes of Game of Thrones ahead.

As audiences counted down the minutes until the Game of Thrones finale finally aired, fans were finalizing their boldest predictions, betting money on who would sit on the Iron Throne, and crossing their fingers that their favorite character would actually survive the series. But some viewers seemed to be more interested in whether another error of coffee cup-like proportions might find its way into the finale ... and their eagle-eyed viewing was rewarded.

Instead of analyzing every word from each character ahead of Bran Stark being chosen as king, many audience members were distracted by the fact that a plastic water bottle was clearly visible on the ground between Samwell Tarly and Edmure Tully in one momentous scene.

Fans quickly took to social media, of course, to share what they witnessed during the key council meeting.

At this point, a mistake like this isn’t entirely unprecedented. In season 8's “The Last of the Starks,” a modern day coffee cup could clearly be seen sitting in front of Daenerys Targaryen during a feast scene following the living's triumph over the army of the dead during the Battle of Winterfell. As fans were extremely shocked something so major wasn’t noticed by anyone from production, HBO later released a statement to apologize for the screw-up.