Ed Sheeran's scene in Game of Thrones was hugely important, and you may not have noticed 4 years ago

Ed Sheeran's scene in Game of Thrones was hugely important, and you may not have noticed

Maybe take a look at it again...

Game of Thrones is back folks. We waited for the damn thing for long enough.

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As the battle for the Iron Throne heats up, we already know that Cersei Lannister is preparing for war, especially since Daenerys has finally reached her ancestral home of Dragonstone.

As you've probably seen and heard an awful lot about, Ed Sheeran made his cameo in the opening episode of the series on Monday night, and it was not well received by the majority of the public.

He even appeared to delete his Twitter account after the episode.

But despite Ed's appearance, the scene actually had a hugely important role in illuminating the position which Cersei finds herself and her army in.

Since Tywin's death, their allies have been falling by the wayside and since the loss of the Tyrell's, the Lannister army has been severely weakened, and they're strategically in a perilous position.

Jaime tries to explain it to her in the scene in Kings Landing, where he outlines to her that they cannot afford to fight b0th Jon Snow in the north and Daenerys Targaryen from Dragonstone.

But in case this point was not successfully put across by Jaime, the purpose of Ed Sheeran's scene with Arya is to inform viewers just how dire the situation with the Lannister army is, according to Imgur user fantomknight1.

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They don't have enough food.

The men have been away for so long, they just want to return home to their families.

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So the aim of the entire scene was to reinforce what Jaime had been claiming to Cersei. Which is...