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For the Love of God, There Were Water Bottles on the ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale

Plus, Samin Nosrat isn’t here for your colonialist food language, and more news to start your day

Jaya Saxena is a Correspondent at, and the series editor of Best American Food and Travel Writing. She explores wide ranging topics like labor, identity, and food culture.

Game of Thrones died as it lived... with modern drinking vessels fully visible in the shot

You’d think that after the Great Coffee Cup Incident of Winterfell, the Game of Thrones showrunners would take extra care to make sure there were no more meme-able gaffes for the remaining episodes. But during the finale, viewers could easily spot two plastic water bottles sitting at the feet of Ser Davos and Samwell Tarly.

“A good story is the most powerful thing,” argued Tyrion Lannister during this scene, so the showrunners better have one. Maybe Bran just brought them from the future? Is that how Bran’s powers work?

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