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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.


Neil Marshall


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae
Roy Dotrice ... Hallyne
Julian Glover ... Grand Maester Pycelle
Eugene Simon ... Lancel Lannister
Kerr Logan ... Matthos Seaworth


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 made 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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Did You Know?


At the brothel, a prostitute compliments Bronn for his singing voice. Jerome Flynn, the actor who plays Bronn, actually had a career as part of a singing duet, alongside Robson Green. Their biggest success was a UK chart number 1 with a cover version of Unchained Melody. 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 »


[Tyrion is enraged to see the Hound drinking during the battle]
Tyrion Lannister: [sarcastically] Can I get you some iced milk? And a nice bowl of raspberries, too?
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: The main song of House Lannister, "The Rains of Castamere", plays over the closing credits to commemorate the Lannister victory. See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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User Reviews

Blackwater is well-written and has terrific action pieces

Blackwater is by far an excellent episode for Season 2. It does a nice job continuing the story lines from the previous episodes and the action pieces during the episode are terrific. There are no problems I have for Blackwater.

The performances are still great, the story/script is still well-written, the dialog is fresh this time around, the pacing is much tighter and doesn't drag, the directing is really good, the music score suits the action moments really well, the editing is sharp, and the scenery is still gorgeous. Also, the character relationships never fails to be interesting. So, overall, a classic episode and a sign that things are getting progressively better. Next episode review, coming right up.

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Release Date:

27 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackwater See more »

Filming Locations:

Skaftafell, Iceland


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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