Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode featured another one of the show’s trademark unexpected cameo appearances, when former CIA Deputy Director David S. Cohen appeared on screen. Obviously there was no problem keeping it a secret until, eventually, the CIA was in the clear to tweet about it.
A perk of working for CIA is world travel. Apparently that sometimes extends to other realms…— CIA (@CIA) April 22, 2019
“Little birds,” be on the lookout for a former deputy director of ours wandering through #Westeros in tonight’s episode of #GameOfThrones. pic.twitter.com/DBIzIFKoju
Cohen can be spotted in a scene that features Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) trying to motivate some weary citizens of Winterfell before the looming battle with the White Walkers. Cohen gets a bowl of soup from Davos and then lingers in the background for the conversation.
The former deputy director under President Barack Obama confirmed his appearance on Twitter.
Fans also took to Twitter to have a little fun with Cohen’s cameo and the CIA connection.
CIA ran out of real countries to overthrow so now they're after fictional ones— O. (@NotFakeThrasher) April 22, 2019
Cool! Now, could you guys work on overthrowing the evil night king ruling America right now? I'll go round up some dragons and you get on that wildfire thing! 🤣— Terry (@paintbynotes) April 22, 2019
Is he overthrowing the Starks in Winterfell to install The Night King who has more interests in line with the United States?— Lobo Calrissian and 2846 Others (@Lobo_Calrissian) April 22, 2019
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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