Game of Thrones - Season 2, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic 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
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya 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.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

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

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

An epic and finely shot battle to be sure, but now the biggest question remains just how everything will wrap up in the finale next week.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

War came to Game of Thrones this week and we now all know what it's good for: absolutely everything related to a great hour of television.

March 21, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The episode "Blackwater" was nothing short of a stunning triumph.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

This was television not as mere television, but as a big, blockbuster action movie. If the show's produces wanted to add 30 minutes of more content, they could have shown "Blackwater" in theatres.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

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