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Did you spot this former CIA deputy director on ‘Game of Thrones’ Sunday?

If you’ve tuned into your share of cable news—or if you’re a member of the Central Intelligence Agency yourself—you may have noticed a familiar face in Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

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David Cohen, who served as deputy director of the CIA under former President Barack Obama, made his HBO debut as one of the men in line for a hot meal from Ser Davos (played by Liam Cunningham) before Winterfell’s highly anticipated battle next week.

The federal agency tweeted about the cameo before the show.

“Little birds, be on the lookout for a former deputy director of ours wandering through Westeros in tonight's episode.”

“Way to blow my cover,” Cohen, now a partner at law firm WilmerHale, wrote in response.

Twitter users came through with all the political jokes. 

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Fiza Pirani
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Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also the editor behind AJC’s Pulse Magazine, a digital healthcare...