Game of Thrones Season 2



Critic Ratings: 26
Critics Consensus

GoT delivers a thrilling tour de force in "Blackwater," an epic hour of blockbuster television full of spectacular battle sequences and equally powerful drama.

Episode Info

Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis' fleet assaults King's Landing.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Wilko Johnson
as Ser Ilyn Payne
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Roy Dotrice
as Pyromancer Hallyne
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Tony Way
as Dontos Hollard
Callum Wharry
as Tommen Baratheon
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
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Critic Reviews for Blackwater

Of all the impressive feats accomplished by this remarkable episode, this may have been the greatest of them all, revealing the palpable sadness at the root of the Hound's sadism.

Mar 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Welcome to 'Blackwater': This week, in Game of Thrones, we see who really has firepower in Westeros.

Mar 23, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm still trembling, even though this episode is over... [it's] an episode that was better than I expected, even if I had to fight my way through the gore of Battle of the Bastards.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a daring, action-packed episode that captured epic war at its most intimate and revealing moments.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The fallout from "Blackwater" will not only shape the next season, but also act as a marker for what Game Of Thrones is capable of at its very best. Magnificent.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

All of the character stuff was pretty top notch.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a monster of an episode, unique in many ways not only in terms of the show, but in terms of television in general.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

On a show that likes its violence over-the-top (yet also strangely realistic), Blackwater brings the sort of violence that the show has been building up to all season.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones successfully focused on a single event and group of characters, by bringing to life the all-pervading subject of warfare that has resonated throughout this season.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Blackwater was an instance of more being more, in terms of how big and exciting the battle scenes were, but it was also a case of less being much, much more.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Even if the hour didn't entirely connect, it's still a mighty impressive feat for television.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Of course, when it came to the crunch Tyrion and Cersei stole the show once again.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…