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Blackwater 

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.

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackwater See more »

Filming Locations:

Skaftafell, Iceland

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode was Peter Dinklage's submission in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category in the 2012 Emmy Awards- his second nomination for the show. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Varys listens to the bells toll the alarm before the battle]
Lord Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror. A dead king, a city under siege...
Tyrion Lannister: A wedding.
Lord Varys: Exactly.
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Crazy Credits

Song "The Rains of Castamere" is sung during the end credits See more »

Connections

Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Last of the Starks (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Can I rate this a 20?
19 May 2019 | by parinishthaSee all my reviews

Seriously a 10 is not enough for this episode. Chills through and through. Every other scene. There is no side I support. There are no clear lines drawn out about the hero side and the villain side, you are immersed in the battle and the characters on both sides. The men fighting and the women grouped together by Cersei create some spine chilling moments. Some moments stood out less obvious than others. The scene where Sansa picks up the doll Ned gave her. Oh and the last shot with Cersei telling Tommen the story of a lion cub while sitting on the iron throne and ready to poison him.


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