‘Game Of Thrones’ Mutilated Ed Sheeran, And No One Noticed!
Man, Game Of Thrones is getting savage with their offscreen violence!
First showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed Queen Cersei went full Disney villain by having Ser Pounce, her son Tommen’s adorably named cat, gruesomely murdered.
Now they’ve put in a canonical reference to the fate of another ginger… a slightly more famous one.
Did you catch it??
In old school Thrones style “sexposition,” this tidy bit of knowledge was dropped in a scene full of nudity.
Season 8 finds Ser Bronn of the Blackwater (Jerome Flynn) spending his gold (what little he actually got paid by debt-owing Jaime Lannister) at a brothel in King’s Landing.
The three ladies of the evening are particularly chatty — something Littlefinger (RIP) would never have allowed, but which doesn’t seem to bother Bronn too much…
…except that their convo gets pretty darn morbid.
They immediately start talking about the soldiers who used to frequent their establishment and have now become victims of the war between the Lannisters and the Targaryens. Specifically, they refer to the men killed by Drogon in last season’s epic episode four skirmish, now known as the Battle of Goldroad, saying the dragon killed some of their “favorite boys” including “Archie” and “tall handsome William.”
Then the sex begins… but about five seconds into the menage a quatre, two of the prostitutes remember another Lannister soldier who got roasted…
Craya: That boy Eddie?
Dirah: The ginger?
Craya: That’s him. Came back with his face burnt right off. He’s got no eyelids now.
Eddie the ginger?
A Lannister soldier??
Yep. It’s a sly reference to Ed Sheeran, who appeared as an infantryman with a golden voice in season seven’s premiere:
In the most controversial cameo in the show’s history, the Shape Of You singer played one of a group of Lannister men whom Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) met on her way to complete her kill list.
The scene doubled as a character beat for Arya to realize not all of her enemy’s foot soldiers were deserving of the Many-Faced God’s gift of death… and an excuse for Maisie to meet Sheeran.
She’s a HUGE fan! No one tell her the news!
The producers surprised her with the casting on the day of filming! So cute.
Unfortunately no one else was as pleased with Sheeran’s appearance as Twitter was littered with viewers complaining his presence took them out of the fantasy show.
There was so much hate thrown his way, Sheeran even left the social media site for a bit!
So was the description of his horrible fate the producers throwing a bone to fans who hated the cameo? Maybe so.
One thing’s for sure. We’re never going to be able to hear I See Fire the same way again! Ha!
[Image via HBO/YouTube.]