While on her way back from killing a lot of people on Sunday night's season premiere of "Game of Thrones," Arya Stark took some time to make some friends in the forest, namely a group of soldiers, singer Ed Sheeran among them.
Playing an unnamed solider, Sheeran had a chance to show off his pipes in the role, singing a tune that was pulled from the book source material, and offered Arya some cooked rabbit. He didn't have much dialogue beyond that.
Still, the appearance of a recognizable face like Sheeran was enough to irritate fans of the show's escapist world.
Others simply enjoyed the joke fodder that Sheeran's appearance provided, poking fun at the promotional feel, making song puns and even theorizing that Sheeran could factor into the show's end.
"Plot Twist: Ed Sheeran ends up on the iron throne," one commenter wrote.
Sheeran hasn't responded to the backlash, but posted a photo on Monday from behind the scenes to his Instagram.
The common ground here for Sheeran and "Game of Thrones" fans might be that it's