Warning: Spoilers for “Game of Thrones” ahead.
If you were watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday night and aren’t up on your red-headed singers, you might have been confused. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has just , and while riding her horse, she hears the dulcet tones of a melody she doesn’t recognize. It’s singer Ed Sheeran in the most bizarre cameo in the HBO hit’s history.
In almost any other “Game of Thrones” episode, a group of Lannister soldiers sitting in the woods seeing a young woman ride by would almost certainly end in a bloodbath, or at least a desperate chase. That’s why it seemed so odd when Arya — who has more reason to be paranoid of strange Lannister men than about anyone — dismounted her horse and settled in around the fire with Sheeran and his backup band, companionably noshing on their cooked rabbit.
Let’s just say Sheeran’s cameo hit a sour note with some.
Although some viewers were on Sheeran’s A-Team.
Sheeran himself was pretty proud of his role on the huge HBO hit show.
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