Ed Sheeran made his Game of Thrones debut in the season seven premiere. The people of the internet had a lot of thoughts.
The singer, who isn't the first musician to make a cameo on the series, appeared in a scene with Maisie Williams' Arya Stark, right after she did one of her most badass things (read all about that here). His appearance, which included singing, was done for Williams, a fan of Sheeran.
"For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it," co-creator David Benioffsaid at a SXSW panel in March.
This isn't Sheeran's first acting gig. He appeared in an episode of Undateable (as himself), recurred on FX's The Bastard Executioner and played himself in Bridget Jones' Baby.
When Sheeran's cameo was announced at SXSW, star Sophie Turner made a joke that if came true could top the reactions to Sheeran's arrival on the HBO fantasy series. "I'm still waiting on [Justin Bieber]," Turner said.
The next episode of Game of Thrones season seven airs Sunday, July 23 at 9 p.m. on HBO. The official episode description for "Stormborn" from HBO: "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros." The episode was directed by Bryan Cogman and written by Mark Mylod.