Nothing is really spoiled below, but do not read unless you are entirely up to date with Game of Thrones just to be safe.
Poor Game of Thrones, undermined at the last hurdle by poor writing and errant liquid holders. Season 8 will go down as the one that sunk the show not just because it concluded on a bum note narratively, but also because of a perceived lack of attention to detail.
Hey, at least the people of Westeros know to stay hydrated through serious periods of stress, right?
While this has been pretty widely lambasted as more evidence that everyone involved in Game of Thrones stopped giving a damn, the more likely reason is that they had to take countless takes during the scene as the cast had to keep double-checking with the writers that this was really how the show was going to end and they just got through so much water from being so exasperated. Either that or the water isn’t for drinking — it’s for spitting out in indignation.