We all knew Ed Sheeran was going to have a cameo on Game of Thrones this season, we just didn’t know when. Maisie Williams is a huge Sheeran fan and the showrunners made her wish come true. Because who wants to piss off Arya Stark, right?! We were hoping he might end up slaughtered and perhaps brutally mutilated – this IS Game of Thrones, after all – but, we were just thinking out loud.
The internet was shocked when Sheeran’s sweet, infectious vocals suddenly serenaded all of us in the premiere episode, “Dragonstone.” And then there he was, in Lannister armor, eating a rabbit and singing the number one hit on the Westeros charts with his band in a forest. Okay, not an actual band, but a band of brothers in arms. They invited Arya to come and eat rabbit, too, because they had plenty and their moms taught them to be nice to strangers, and DID WE MENTION ED SHEERAN WAS THERE??!
In true Twitter form, Sheeran’s abrupt cameo came with mixed reception, and they are all hilarious. Let’s look at the best freak-outs together.
The moment you realized “Thinking Out Loud” was about Bran Stark
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
At some point in the season I hope Ed Sheeran meets Bran and tells him "When your legs don't work like they used to before"
— The TeleCunties™ (@868ball_is_life) July 17, 2017
It’s 2017 but Ed Sheeran is living in 304 AC
— Al B Shuri (@AKempChronicles) July 17, 2017
ED SHEERAN, LORD OF BEING OUT OF PLACE, FIRST OF HIS NAME, SHAPE OF HIS YOU #GameOfThrones
— Maddy Gross (@HerMaddesty) July 17, 2017
— Rebecca (@nota_regularmom) July 17, 2017
This is a show with dragons and I still can't believe that Ed Sheeran is currently on screen. #GameOfThrones
— Nivea Serrao (@NiveaSerrao) July 17, 2017
Seeing Ed Sheeran in #gameofthones was the biggest wtf moment of my existence
— Jenny Winter (@JennyPWinter) July 17, 2017
— Tatiana King aka Princess Preach (@TatianaKing) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran and a man bun joke in a single #GameOfThrones episode is about as peak 2017 as it gets.
— Sara (@saraisswell) July 17, 2017
#GameOfThones writing room:
"Ok we're beyond the books, we have creative control"
"Concept: Ed Sheeran camping in the woods singing a song"
— Kyle (@keschillace42) July 17, 2017
When Ed Sheeran’s voice is a part of who you are now
— James Kane (@jfkane3) July 17, 2017
Spotify is coming
Arya Stark: It's a pretty song. I've never heard of it before.
Ed Sheeran: It's on Spotify.#gameofthrones
— maybe: shivam (@shivam13verma) July 17, 2017
— Zach Goins (@zach_goins) July 17, 2017
— GOLDILOCKS (@JosephWAult) July 17, 2017
A Lannister always wins his Grammys
ED SHEERAN YOU'RE FIGHTING FOR THE WRONG SIDE pic.twitter.com/0LRAG97hJz
— Dylan Matthews (@theDMatthews) July 17, 2017
When the scene was over but Ed Sheeran was still alive
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) 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
Haters gon hate
I'm forced to listen to ed sheeran songs 67 times a day bc it's the only shit on the radio & now my #Gameofthrones isn't even a safe place.
— Stassi Schroeder (@stassi) July 17, 2017
things i cant forgive GoT for, ranked
5. killing margery
4. killing oberon
3. red wedding
2. ramsey rape
1. ed sheeran
— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) July 17, 2017
Top Three Characters I've wanted to see murdered on Game of Thrones
1. Ed Sheeran
— Ol’ QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 17, 2017
If Arya kills Ed Sheeran it'll be worth it
— de bleck penta (@fivefifths) July 17, 2017
Ed Lannister got the last laugh
Throwback to the time I was a Lannister https://t.co/QEt6TiexbA
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) July 17, 2017
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