Shall we begin ... by asking how you felt about that big "Game of Thrones" cameo?
Spoilers ahead from the Season 7 premiere, "Dragonstone."
Most fans knew Ed Sheeran would have a Season 7 cameo, but we didn't know it would be in the premiere, and we didn't know it would so obviously be Ed Sheeran. It was hardly subtle, unlike some of the past celebrity/musician appearances on the show. Sheeran even got to take on a bit of a role from one of the books, Symon Silver Tongue, whose song "Hands of Gold" was taken from George R.R. Martin's book, as originally written as a jab at Tyrion Lannister.
The GoT showrunners cast Sheeran as a surprise for fan Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Arya shares the scene with Sheeran's singer, who is also a Lannister soldier.Fans gave Sheeran's cameo mixed reviews -- and so many jokes based off his song lyrics. The pop star's loyal fans were thrilled, but it would be reaching to say the GoT fandom was fully supportive. Many will only be happy if Winter comes for House Sheeran.
Here's what fans were thinking out loud:
Ed Sheeran getting stabbed multiple times or getting beheaded in GoT is what i want to see.— sm (@MohsinKazmi_) 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
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 CAN BE IN AS MANY EPISODES OF GAME OF THRONES AS HE WANTS AS LONG AS ARYA STARK MURDERS HIM MULTIPLE TIMES PER EPISODE 🗡— Jimmy Urine (@jimmyurine) July 17, 2017
The Ed Sheeran scene was actually an interesting moment/departure that was overshadowed by putting Ed Sheeran in it— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 17, 2017
"Hello it's me, ed sheeran, and i'm here to remind you none of this is real! It's just a tv show haha, I'm ed sheeran"— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 17, 2017
It was a CAMEO! Does anyone know what that means !? He's not gonna be on the whole season, and I thought it wasn't bad at all. Stop hating— Terra M (@Terradactayl) July 17, 2017
The fact that so many people spelled ed sheeran's name wrong to the point that "Ed Sheehan" is trending is the highlight of 2017 tbh— Phil (@HeyyItsPhil) July 17, 2017
There is no better way to rip a viewer right out of a mystical fantasy land than a cameo from Ed Sheeran— Dom Knight (@domknight) July 17, 2017
If Arya doesn't burn Ed Sheeran he'll come back as a white walker and be playing Westeros Glastonbury for thousands of years. #GoTS7— Zack Jones (@ZackJ0nes) July 17, 2017
If Arya kills Ed Sheeran it'll be worth it— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) July 17, 2017
Nothing takes me out of a fantasy world like a random Ed Sheeran appearance #gameofthrones— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 17, 2017
If it's just a cameo, that should be it. No chance to murder him. No more songs. Instead, "Game of Thrones" Season 7 will chug along with out him, continuing Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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