After allowing the “Ed Sheeran ruined Game of Thrones” debacle cooled for a moment. Bustle actually had a rather invoking insight that Sheeran’s appearance was well needed and intended. For instance, since Arya was hanging and taking a breather with the Lannister soldiers, Sheeran’s character for a moment gave us a glimpse of the Lannister soldiers that have died at the hands of others. This shows us Arya’s possible thought process after the opening scene was literally a massacre. This, in turn, gave Arya a moment to reflect on the soldiers Arya had killed, namely giving each background character a sudden story and purpose.