Game of Thrones: Season 2, Episode 9

Blackwater (27 May 2012)

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Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future.



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Confident of victory, Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. The Lannisters are badly outnumbered but Tyrion has make sensible preparations and strikes a blow. When no one else will lead the troops beyond the city wall, Tyrion decides he will do so himself. Cersei plans for her and her children's future. It appears they are all headed for certain death but help suddenly arrives. Written by garykmcd

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The song "The Rains of Castamere" was written about Lord Tywin Lannister's crushing victory over the rebellious House Reyne of Castamere and the House Tarbeck. When the House Farman of Faircastle grew truculent, playing the song at Lord Farman's hall was enough to make him reconsider his position. See more »


When Sandor "the Hound" Clegane returns to the city after fleeing the battle, he calls for a drink, throws away the water and calls for wine. By the time he reaches Sansa's chamber, he is carrying a water skin. See more »


Cersei Lannister: Sansa? Come here, little dove.
Sansa Stark: My queen.
Cersei Lannister: What are you doing?
Sansa Stark: Praying.
Cersei Lannister: You're perfect, aren't you? Praying? What are you praying for?
Sansa Stark: For the gods to have mercy on us all.
Cersei Lannister: Oh? On all of us?
Sansa Stark: Yes, your Grace.
Cersei Lannister: Even me?
Sansa Stark: Of course, your grace.
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Well written and climactic battle
9 June 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Episode written by novelist George R.R. Martin himself, the script here drips with sarcasm and is crisp as ever delivered by the show's fine actors. The sense of danger and urgency is omnipresent, the dialogues and monologues epic and the battle brutal, strategic and intense, even though like most of Game of Thrones it is purposely poorly lit.

A great episode following the high level of acting/directing in Alan Taylor's "The Prince of Winterfell" and ending unexpectedly with the entrance of a prominent character.

Tyrion, Cersei and Catelyn's characters dominate the screen time and shine while the cowardly young king punctuates a few dark moments. Politics, power, friendship, love and warfare intermingle in a delicious night to remember.

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