The mysterious, out of place coffee cup from the last season of Game of Thrones sent the internet and audiences into a fit. Now, finally, we might finally know who left it! All thanks to Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys, who shared with Jimmy Fallon who the culprit might’ve been…
The Strange Tale Of The Game Of Thrones‘ Coffee Cup
After months of anguish, we might possibly have an answer for one of modern television’s most infamous mysteries: how did that coffee cup end up in a Game of Thrones? And, more importantly, who’s responsible?
To refresh your memory: in the episode “The Last Of the Starks,” after Winterfell won the battle against the White Walkers, the victors hold a giant feast. And during that scene, viewers noticed a very strange, out of place item amid the celebration: a takeaway coffee cup from Starbucks. It sat right next to Daenerys. Since Starbucks does not exist in the Game of Thrones universe, and the show spends millions upon millions on getting every single detail right, the cup quickly became a viral talking point.
After the coffee-cup-mess-up, the internet had a field day. Within hours, memes had already spread across Twitter and Facebook. Moreover, everyone wanted to know how, why, but most importantly: who. And now, months after the episode premiered and the storm died down, we might have some answers straight out of Queen Daenerys’ mouth. Previously, Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, had blamed Clarke for it. Which makes sense, as she was the only one being filmed at the table. However, Turner later retracted and blamed Kit Harrington!
But Clarke has some insider information, of course. On the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she said, “Here’s the truth. We had like a party before the Emmys recently, and Conleth [Hill], who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside, and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I’ve got to tell you something. I’ve got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine!’ It was his! It was Conleth’s coffee cup. He said so.”
Was It You, Lord Varys?
The Game of Thrones actress explained that Hill told her that he never came clean beforehand because “the heat was on her,” to which Clarke responded, “What?!” Then Clarke goes on to say she still isn’t sure it was Hill; he might’ve been a little drunk during that Emmy party. But he’s the only one who confessed.
Besides the coffee cup incident, Game of Thrones messed-up another detail: in the last episode, when the council gets together, you can clearly see a water bottle by Sam’s legs… Most online users were shocked the multi-million production let a giant slip like that happen – twice – especially on the very last episode of the show, and claim it stole the series’ finale.