The Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere not only started to provide clues about how the show will wrap up, but it also revealed what probably happened to Ed Sheeran’s character.
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A scene in the episode shows Bronn “enjoying the attentions” of three women. One of them talks about how a Lannister soldier with ginger hair named “Eddie” met his fate at the battle when Daenerys scorched the Lannister soldiers with her dragons.
“That boy Eddie came back with his face burned right off. He’s got no eyelids now,” one of the women said, according to Polygon.
Sheeran appeared in the Season 7 Game of Thrones premiere, but that was the only episode he was in. He made his way into Game of Thrones thanks in part to Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams’ fondness for the “Shape of You” singer.
Sheeran’s appearance on Game of Thrones was met with some amount of debate and controversy. The episode’s director defended Sheeran’s appearance in the episode and praised him as an actor.
Sheeran himself told BuzzFeed that he thought his character was just “chillin'” after the battle. “It was fun being in Game of Thrones, but I definitely think they should’ve killed me off in the episode. I reckon that probably would’ve been the redemption for people that didn’t like it,” he said. So it turns out fans got what they wanted in a way.
Sheeran was not the first musician to have a cameo Game of Thrones. Sigur Ros, the drummer from Coldplay, and members of the metal band Mastodon have all been on the show in the past.
For lots more on Episode 1, you can check out GameSpot’s review of the episode here.