The seventh season of Game Of Thrones came to an end on Sunday night in the show's usual jaw-dropping fashion. The season finale of the HBO drama saw Daenerys come face-to-face with Cersei for the first time ever, as the Night King took down the Wall with the help of his ice dragon, Viserion. Viewers watched in shock as the iconic structure crumbled, allowing the wights safe passage through to Westeros.
The finale was full of shocking moments, including the Jon Snow reveal, confirming that the King in the North is actually the true born heir to the Iron Throne. Considering the action was pretty non-stop during the episode, you probably missed this week's celebrity cameo. American heavy metal band Mastodon appeared at the very end of the episode, playing wights. The zombified musicians watching in awe as the Night King and his dragon dismantled the Wall. Check them out in the image below:
Interestingly, this isn't the first time that Mastadon have appeared on Game Of Thrones. The heavy metal band previously appeared in the fifth season, playing wildings. While their latest cameo appearance could be nothing more than a little fun, it's actually possible that the Mastadon members were reprising their Season 5 roles. During the fifth season, hundreds of wildlings were massacred at Hardhome and the Night King added all of the fallen soldiers to his undead army, so perhaps the characters played by Mastadon lost their lives at Hardhome and have since become the wights seen in the Season 7 finale.
Not The First Cameo
As most #GoT fans are probably aware, Mastadon aren't the first musicians to guest star in the HBO drama. Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody cameoed back in Season 3, singing on horseback. Similarly, Sigur Rós (who perform the version of "The Rains of Castamere" featured on the Season 4 soundtrack) cameoed in Season 4, serenading Joffrey and Margaery at their wedding. However, the most controversial cameo was none other than singer Ed Sheeran, who appeared in the Season 7 premiere, "Dragonstone." Many fans claimed that Sheeran, who played a Lannister soldier, was distracting due to the amount of screen time the singer received.
In addition to Sheeran, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard cameoed in Season 7, Episode 4 and, much like Sheeran, Syndergaard portrayed a Lannister soldier. However, unlike Sheeran, the Mets pitcher's appearance was brief.
While narrative is the most important thing for Game Of Thrones, it's pretty cool to see these celebrities pop up once in a while. Whether they're given substantial roles or appear in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, there's no denying that their appearances in the hit HBO series get fans talking and we can't wait to see who will appear in Season 8.
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