Spoilers ahead for the Game of Thrones series finale.
There were a lot of issues with the series finale of HBO's fantasy epic, which aired last night, but perhaps most egregious is the appearance of not one, but two water bottles in the scene where Bran is chosen to rule over the remnants of Westeros.
Credit: HBO/Game of ThronesHere the anachronistic drink appears between Davos' (played by Liam Cunningham) legs. Samwell (John Bradley) must have been thirsty, too, because he was hiding one between his feet as well.
Game of Thrones fans have been pretty vocal about their displeasure with season 8, even launching a petition to have it remade. And yes, even just from a writing standpoint, a lot of the beats in the final episodes have felt at worst rushed and at best loosely sketched. It's probable that creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were already mentally checked out to focus on Star Wars.
But the production itself was apparently harried as well, resulting in big errors that should have been caught a dozen times -- anyone from PAs, camera operators, continuity supervisors, directors, editors, or VFX crew could have spotted the bottles and flagged them for removal.
If you spot those pesky water bottles in your own shots, you'll probably want to do the same (unless you're just that edgy). Check out our tutorial for object removal using Content-Aware Fill.