Blackwater
Game of Thrones Season 2

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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.

Cast & Crew

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley
Lady Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Charles Dance
Tywin Lannister
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
James Cosmo
Commander Mormont
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane
Stannis Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
Roy Dotrice
Wisdom Hallyne
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Eugene Simon
Lancel Lannister
Kerr Logan
Matthos Seaworth
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Tony Way
Dontos Hollard
Stephen Swift
Singing Lannister Soldier
Callum Wharry
Tommen Baratheon
Daniel Portman
Podrick Payne
Gordon Mahon
Imry Florent
James Doran
Mandon Moore
Kieran Cunningham
Baratheon Officer
Michael Grennell
Captain of the Archers
David Benioff
Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss
Executive Producer
Carolyn Strauss
Co-Executive Producer
Guymon Casady
Co-Executive Producer
Vince Gerardis
Co-Executive Producer
Ralph Vicinanza
Co-Executive Producer
George R.R. Martin
Co-Executive Producer
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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…

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…

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…

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…