The Brief: Game of Thrones fans were shocked to see a plastic water bottle left on set in the fantasy show's series finale.
*Warning: Spoilers Ahead*
Winter has come and gone.
Game of Thrones stans have been to hell and back this season. Only a month ago, HBO kicked off the eighth and final season of the fantasy favorite based on George R.R. Martin’s book series. Last night, the series reached its culmination and the fan response was… less than fire.
There has been a lot of discussion amonst fans regarding the final season’s lack of consistency. Two weeks ago, fans went wild after seeing a coffee cup left on set. Last night, during perhaps, the show’s most anticipated episode, people were quick to point out ANOTHER forgotten beverage: a plastic water bottle.
So Sam had a plastic water bottle in the final scene where the heads of houses debated and made Bran king. pic.twitter.com/ALHSKb0bne
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 20, 2019
The memes took off from there.
— hadi Abozeid (@dark_lord0003) May 20, 2019
— 🖤🐍🖤 (@lowkeyloki92) May 20, 2019
THE WATER BOTTLE.
THIS IS NOT EVEN FUNNY ANYMORE.
We’ve had a coffe cup, a cameraman, sneakers, Jamie two handed, Drogon flying alone over KL and now a water bottle.
Writing 🤝 Editing
Being the worst GoT departments pic.twitter.com/d6dDpXYsPB
— C. | that is NOT my canon (@carohuntz) May 20, 2019
— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019
While it seems fans were willing to let the Starbucks cup slide, they were less forgiving about the water bottle.
— harman. (@woIgang) May 20, 2019
— krishna (@krishna_panduga) May 20, 2019
— ℝίτα🐉||GoT Spoilers (@JonxDanyy) May 20, 2019
I didn’t believe the water bottle, because I was woke to the idea that someone was going to photoshop something into a scene to try to go viral. Primarily because I almost did it myself.
But nope there’s fat Samwell with a bottle next to his foot 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/24quuwhYr7
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) May 20, 2019
Some folks roasted the characters for their need to stay hydrated…
— Poet Jay Sizemore (@mosthatedpoet) May 20, 2019
— savvyshopaholic (@Savanna39803740) May 20, 2019
— Patrick Driscoll (@P_Drizzzle) May 20, 2019
While most straight up dragged the show’s writers and crew, accusing them of blatant laziness and carelessness.
— @NYYBeisbol (@NYYBeisball) May 20, 2019
— Lateef (@LateefSaka) May 20, 2019
As if that wasn’t bad enough, this Twitter user pointed out a second water bottle left on screen.
— Bala Yogesh (@Yo_Bala) May 20, 2019
People have even speculated over whether HBO intentionally missed the water bottle with the hopes of it going viral. Mission accomplished!
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
Overall, the responses to to the series’ finale have been less than favorable on social media.
Many have cited the water bottle error in last night’s episode as a prime example of the sloppily-excuted season.
— Akber (@AkberFarooqui) May 20, 2019
Game of Thrones leaving a plastic water bottle sitting there in the finale is such perfect symbolism for a show that spent the last two seasons rushing to get done and ignoring the important little details that made it great in the first place. pic.twitter.com/P4VWTuGvBM
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) May 20, 2019
— Amandeep Kaur (@AmandeepKaurA) May 20, 2019
There’s even a petition to remake Season 8 which to date, has over 1.2 million signatures.
However, if the response from the cast and crew is anything to go by, GOT die-hards most likely won’t be getting their wish.