It should go without saying that the following post contains spoilers for the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, “The Spoils of War.” If you haven’t seen the episode yet but decided to click on this anyway, there’s really nothing we can do for you except tell you to stop reading. If you really want to keep scrolling, that’s ultimately on you.
Last night’s episode contained one of the most epic battle sequences in the history of the show in which the Lannister army was ambushed by Daenerys Targaryen, her loyal Dothraki, and her big-ass (and oh-so creatively named) dragon Drogon, who absolutely demolished the opposition and helped set a world record for most stuntmen set on fire at the same time in the process.
You were probably too busy watching the Lannisters get massacred to notice, but their army contained a pretty famous face last night— New York Met’s pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
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Syndergaard, who has previously said he thinks Game of Thrones is “the greatest TV show of all time,” had teased his appearance before the start of the season. He appropriately showed off his impressive arm during his brief cameo, throwing a spear directly into a member of the Dothraki horde before presumably being burnt to a crisp.
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The pitcher took to social media after the episode to brag about his achievement in a hashtag filled tweet recapping his moment of glory.
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Syndergaard’s cameo stands in stark contrast to Ed Sheeran’s divisive appearance a few episodes earlier, which featured the singer as a member of the Lannister army serenading his fellow troops in a moment that took many people out of the show. We’re glad the producers decided to make Syndergaard’s appearance a bit more subtle.
Be sure to check out our complete recap of last night’s episode with our roundup of some of the best reactions.