Plastic bottles spotted in Game of Thrones finale
- Eagle-eyed fans have spotted plastic water bottles in the final episode of Game of Thrones
- An obvious mistake, the glib comes a week after a coffee cup was spotted in another scene
- Two bottles are visible during the tribunal procedings after Jon murdered Daenerys
- These are another example of the string of errors that plagued the final season of Game of Thrones
First there was the mysteriously modern coffee cup, which launched days of speculation when it somehow wound up in Game of Thrones’s medieval Winterfell.
And then, more contemporary interlopers guest starred in the show’s finale: water bottles. Eagle-eyed fans spotted a plastic water bottle that was partially obscured behind the foot of Samwell Tarly actor John Bradley. And to make matters worse, the errant bottle brought a friend—a second bottle can be seen, just moments later, behind the foot of Liam Cunningham's Ser Davos.
Both bottles are visible during the tribunal proceedings that took place after Jon murdered Daenerys. It seems like the actors were trying to keep the water bottles out of sight by placing them behind their feet, but didn’t quite nail it.
The water bottles are part of a string of minor errors that have marked Thrones’s rushed-feeling final season. The coffee cup, the water bottle, Euron’s magically voluble crew, the fact that Gendry forgot his own name, all feel like more evidence that the show abandoned the painstaking precision that marked its early years in its rush to the finish. It's this season's haphazard feeling that caused more than a million slightly-unrealistic fans to sign a petition asking that HBO take another crack at Thrones's final season.
No word yet from HBO regarding the water bottle, but the network responded to the coffee cup gaffe with a lighthearted statement reading, "The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea."
Sam’s water bottle makes its appearance around 46 minutes into the episode, while you can spot Ser Davos’s around 49 minutes in. If you want to check them out, move fast—HBO already erased the coffee cup.