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 episode title refers to the Blackwater Bay, the location where the featured Battle of the Blackwater takes place. See more »

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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 »

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[Tyrion and Bronn shake hands before the battle]
Bronn: Don't get killed.
Tyrion Lannister: Nor you, my friend.
Bronn: Oh... are we friends now?
Tyrion Lannister: Of course we are. Just because I pay you for your services doesn't diminish our friendship.
Bronn: Enhances it, really.
Tyrion Lannister: Oh, "enhances". Fancy word for a sellsword.
Bronn: Been spending time with fancy folks.
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Well written and climatic 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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