Last night, Season 7 of Game of Thrones *finally* premiered, so in case you haven’t watched yet, go watch it, because there are mild SPOILERS AHEAD.
The premiere episode checked in with all of our favorite characters and introduced some new ones. Ed Sheeran made his Game of Thrones debut in the premiere episode, and the internet had some FEELINGS about it. We were actually surprised by the reaction, because many people were frustrated by the cameo. That being said, we understand the reaction in that Game of Thrones isn’t typically the place for casual cameos. Here are some of the most spirited Twitter responses to Ed’s appearance during last night’s premiere episode.
First, here’s Ed’s appearance (and totally fabulous song) on Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones & Ed Sheeran - Hands of Gold pic.twitter.com/dMiqcqW4dH— Wannart (@wannartcom) July 17, 2017
Not surprisingly, plenty of viewers were thrown off by Ed’s sudden appearance.
#GameOfThones writing room:— Kyle Ethan (@kesnyder42) July 17, 2017
"Ok we're beyond the books, we have creative control"
"Concept: Ed Sheeran camping in the woods singing a song"
people: I’m so excited for GAME OF THRONES to return!!!!— David Sims (@davidlsims) July 17, 2017
game of thrones: *poop montage followed by ed sheeran cameo*
Ed Sheeran on #got is like when the Harlem Globetrotters were on Scooby Doo. It's like what're we doing here?— Ken Garr (@ComedianKenGarr) July 17, 2017
Some even wanted to see Ed’s character meet some violence.
To be fair, this is what Game of Thrones does to people. It’s some people’s greatest dreams to be brutally killed on the show. But this was just one episode, so there’s still time for Ed’s character to meet his doom.
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 17, 2017
Top Three Characters I've wanted to see murdered on Game of Thrones— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 17, 2017
1. Ed Sheeran
Hope Ed Sheeran appears again in Game of Thrones.. about time The Mountain crushed another skull— Josh Roberts (@joshtroberts) July 17, 2017
Plenty of fans had some fun with captions featuring Ed’s lyrics.
When the club isn't the best place to find a lover but it turns out the bar isn't either and so now you're just open to any new ideas pic.twitter.com/qMOtJsZsB6— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) July 17, 2017
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
Ed Sheeran's really looking for that castle on the hill, huh #GameOfThrones— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) July 17, 2017
"hey cersei did you hear"— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) July 17, 2017
"ed sheeran is in our army"
"oh sick Shape of You gets me so wild when i'm in the uber"
Although some realized that maybe the internet was overreacting.
Friends, please tell me more about how seeing Ed Sheeran in your dragon show is unrealistic.— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) July 17, 2017
The internet blowing something out of proportion? Never!
But regardless, no one can deny that the song was amazing.
Honestly, since that scene with Arya felt very unfinished, we bet we see Ed’s character again. We can’t wait to see what happens to him and his roaming soldier buddies.