Game of ThronesEd Sheeran is probably still "Thinking Out Loud" somewhere in Westeros.

Last week's "Game of Thrones" episode reduced most of the Lannister army to ash, thanks to Daenerys and the fire-spitting Drogon. But one character who probably didn't get torched? That nameless soldier played by Ed Sheeran in the Season 7 premiere.

Director Matt Shakman told Mashable, "I don't think literally those soldiers were there" — referring to the group who invited Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) to share some wine and fire-roasted rabbit.

Sheeran's cameo was not well-received by most fans, who felt the high-profile singer's presence was jarring. And some of those fans were gleeful at the idea that his soldier was caught up in the Loot Train Attack.

Too bad! Looks like he survived. Shakman wasn't one of Sheeran's critics, though.

"I did not meet Ed Sheeran," Shakman said. "I think the earlier scene that was so great with Arya meeting those Lannister soldiers, where we humanise what those Lannisters are like, that they're generous with her, only helps this sequence because it helps you feel for the men who are shaking in terror as their death is upon them."

"Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
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