Game of Thrones’ has finally ended its eight-season run last Sunday night. Though the show’s finale featured a number of incredible moments that fans would surely remember forever, it also included two similar production gaffes that are too disappointing to forget.
About halfway through the episode, in a scene where Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) was making a case for the future of Westeros in front of the surviving lords and ladies of the Seven Kingdoms, some sharp-eyed viewers noticed not one but two modern-day plastic water bottles left on the medieval set.
The first bottle was seen behind Sam’s (John Bradley) left leg around the 46-minute mark of the finale, while the second one appeared a few minutes later between Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) and Gendry’s (Joe Dempsie) feet.
— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019
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— عبدالله (@aboodyemen1999) May 20, 2019
Unsurprisingly, lots of Game of Thrones fans aren’t happy with the slip-ups, which, according to them, only prove that the quality of the show deteriorated and the final season was rushed and lazily done.
They really stopped caring didn’t they?
— MisAnthro Pony (@MisAnthroPony) May 20, 2019
They aren’t even trying at this point
— Joe (@joegrst) May 20, 2019
Anyone defending this final season can’t deny it’s the laziest and most rushed of them all. In more ways than one. Clearly.
— James H. Dargie (@JHDargie) May 20, 2019
The editor was like, “This season is pretty much garbage, so who cares if there’s plastic bottles and coffee cups littering the set?”
— 𝔻𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕕 ℝ𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕕 ℙ 🏳️🌈 (@DavidRP91) May 20, 2019
bitxh i know thats how we know that the last season was rushed
— eyece.tea (@eyece_tea) May 20, 2019
— Akber (@AkberFarooqui) May 20, 2019
— ℝίτα🐉||GoT Spoilers (@JonxDanyy) May 20, 2019
But some fans just took the snafus lightly and even shared funny and clever reactions to it.
Water bottle and coffee cups those were the true Easter eggs
— 𝔑𝔬𝔱 𝔞𝔫𝔶𝔪𝔬𝔯𝔢 𝔟𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥 (@blueghostss) May 20, 2019
They put the plastic water bottle in the episode to get you to talk about that and not the shitty episode pic.twitter.com/AXERf5oWZo
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) May 20, 2019
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— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) May 20, 2019
As fans know, this isn’t the first time the final season of the hit HBO series has included a production gaffe. On May 5th, the fourth episode of the eighth season had some viewers shocked and confused at the same time when they spotted a modern-day coffee cup during a large banquet scene in the installment.
Shortly after the mix-up went viral, HBO released a statement confirming that the coffee cup was from the show’s craft services. The network also made fun of it, saying: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) had ordered a herbal tea.”
A day later, HBO edited the coffee cup out of the shot it appears. While HBO would likely do the same with the two plastic water bottles spotted in the series finale, it’s unclear how the network would address this yet another disappointing production gaffe.