‘Game of Thrones’: The Celeb Cameo You May Have Missed in ‘The Spoils of War’

Lawrence Yee
TV Game of Thrones
TV Game of Thrones

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from the Season 7, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones, entitled The Spoils of War. Proceed at your own risk.

This season of Game of Thrones has featured many guest stars, from Ed Sheeran’s controversial cameo as a singing soldier in the premiere, to an almost unrecognizable Jim Broadbent as Maester Marwyn.

Sunday night’s episode, titled The Spoils of War, included New York Mets pitcher Noah Snydergaard as a soldier in the Lannister army that participated in the epic loot train battle.

Fortunately for the 24-year-old, he got to show off his throwing arm, throwing a spear that took down a Dothraki soldier. Watch a replay below:

Unfortunately, his unnamed character was on the receiving end of Drogon’s breath. He and many other House Lannister soldiers were incinerated by dragon fire.

According to the New York Times, Snydergaard shot his scenes in Spain and even brought his parents — the people who got him into the show — along.

“I think it’s the greatest TV show of all time, so just to be able to say I was in ‘Game of Thrones’ is an unbelievable feeling,” Syndergaard said at the time.

On Sunday, the pro baseball player tweeted about his cameo.

“Take that you mean Dothraki,” he wrote, with the hashtags #shottotheheart #andyouretoblame — lyrics from the Bon Jovi hit You Give Love a Bad Name.

Later, he joked about the Lannisters losing, tweeting “To my sides defense….they had a FRICKEN DRAGON!!! 🔥🔥🔥
At least I didn’t throw behind him.”

Whose guest appearance has been your favorite of Season 7?

If we voted, we’d say Lady Olenna Tyrell, played by the incomparable Diana Rigg.

Only she could get away with calling Joffrey Baratheon a four-letter word we can’t publish here AND reveal she was the one behind his poisoning — all while facing her own death!

Lawrence Yee
Lawrence is Editor in Chief of FANDOM. He grew up loving X-Men, Transformers, and Japanese-style role playing games like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. First-person shooters make him incredibly nauseous.
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