The Ed Sheeran cameo in Game Of Thrones… wait, what? Yes, you read that correct. The English singer featured briefly in the debut episode of Game Of Thrones season 7 and Twitter has lots to say. More than reviewing the premiere of Game Of Thrones season 7, what’s keeping Twitter busy is weighing the necessity of Ed Sheeran’s cameo in the episode. We’ll tell you what happened. Arya Stark (played by Maisie Williams) was on her way from Walder Frey’s castle to King’s Landing when she bumped into a group of soldiers singing and enjoying a meal by a fire in the woods. The noise of hooves made the soldiers turn to look at Arya, and then it happened – Ed Sheeran was spotted as the one singing the song. Arya was invited to break bread with the soldiers. She obliged and even gulped down some ale only to tell the surprised lot of soldiers that she intends to kill the queen, Cersei Lannister.
Meanwhile, this is what Twitter has to say. “Audibly groaned when Ed Sheeran came on screen in Game Of Thrones because it was entirely unnecessary and not subtle in the slightest,” read a tweet while: “Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game Of Thrones has everyone playing wordplay on his songs,” pointed out another.
There were several references to Ed Sheeran’s songs, for example, Twitter thought that the lyrics of Thinking Out Loud fits perfectly as the introductory lines for a supposed meeting between him and Brandon Stark (Arya’s crippled brother) – “When your legs don’t work like they used to before.” There’s also a fictional sample conversation that might have happened between Arya and Ed Sheeran’s character.
Audibly groaned when Ed Sheeran came on screen in #GameOfThrones because it was entirely unnecessary and not subtle in the slightest
— Adam Valentine (@Adam86Valentine) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran’s cameo on #GameOfThrones has everyone playing wordplay on his songs pic.twitter.com/368BkUsPwF
— Earning Online (@_0nline_Inc0me) July 17, 2017
Only way to justify Ed Sheeran’s #GameOfThrones cameo is for him to greet Bran with: “When your legs don’t work like they used to before…”
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran and a top knot reference on #GameofThrones What a time to be alive pic.twitter.com/HkyH7f6RN8
— Ryan Kathleen Greene (@RyanKGreene) July 17, 2017
Arya Stark: It’s a pretty song. I’ve never heard of it before.
Ed Sheeran: It’s on Spotify.#gameofthrones
— Shivam Verma (@shivam13verma) July 17, 2017
WAIT HANG ON IS THAT ED SHEERAN LMAO #GameofThronespic.twitter.com/UbNtB2OvU1
— Game of Thrones (@ItsGoTQuote) July 17, 2017
Me when @edsheeran showed up in tonight’s episode.#GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/r0HIjTqzkY
— Rebecca (@nota_regularmom) July 17, 2017
Meanwhile, a section of Twitter thought Arya ruined the possibility of a probable love story with her sudden declaration and explained it with lyrics from Ed Sheeran’s songs:
Ed Sheeran and Arya Stark’s love story in one line and two (Ed’s) songs:#GoTS7#GameOfThrones#WinterIsHerepic.twitter.com/18GRx49KP8
— Jon Targaryen (@YourKingJon) July 17, 2017
However, some appeared really happy to have chanced upon the singer in Game Of Thrones.
Every single person when @edsheeran ‘s face popped up on #GameofThronespic.twitter.com/o7mlbjXbNQ
— Noah Weisberg (@NoahWeisberg_) July 17, 2017
Watch the cameo here:
The new season of Game Of Thrones will premiere in India on Tuesday night. However, the new episode was made available on Hotstar to premium members Monday morning.