C. Molly Smith
September 05, 2017 4:59 pm

As most of us know, Ed Sheeran cameoed *way* back in the Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere. (It seems so far away now, doesn’t it?) Now that the season has come to an end, the “Shape of You” singer has revealed what he thinks happened to his character.

Sheeran appeared as one of a handful of Lannister soldiers, whom Arya comes across in the Riverlands.

His appearance was only brief, and was met with mixed reactions. He was never to be seen from again, and some fans theorized that Arya might have been plotting to put an end to him and his fellow soldiers. But Sheeran has a different (and very logical) idea about what happened to his character.

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Maybe Sheeran’s character and company died in the “Spoils of War” Loot Train Attack, in which #TeamDany set fire to the Lannister forces.

But the episode’s director Matt Shakman doesn’t believe those particular soldiers were present at that particular battle, according to Mashable.

If they weren’t present at the battle, there are still a number of other threats that they could have encountered — dragons or otherwise. And if they haven’t already, some big threats could be on the way. (You’ll recall, the Night King is very mobile via ice dragon Viserion, so the North isn’t the only place in immediate danger.)

Even if Sheeran’s character is still alive, the singer-songwriter seems to be done with Westeros. “No one wants to see me come back,” he said. “I wanted to be a cameo in it, and I’ve done the cameo.” So don’t expect him to face off with any Wights/White Walkers come Game of Thrones Season 8.

But, for what it’s worth, he did really enjoy his time on the show.

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