Game of Thrones (2012): S02E09 – Blackwater


Introduction

The second season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered in the US on HBO on 01 April 2012, and concluded on 03 June 2012.

It was broadcast on Sunday at 9:00 pm in the US, consisting of 10 episodes, each running approximately 50-60 minutes.

The season mostly covers the events of A Clash of Kings, the second novel of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, adapted for television by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. HBO ordered the second season on 19 April 2011, which began filming in July 2011, primarily in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Croatia and Iceland.

Outline

Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing. Leading the defense, Tyrion destroys many attacking ships with wildfire, forcing Stannis to attack on land. Sandor Clegane leads the defence outside the gate, but is defeated and retreats inside, denouncing Joffrey and leaving. Joffrey retreats as Tyrion rallies the Gold Cloaks into fighting with him.

Stannis’ forces enter the castle, but Tyrion leads his men behind Stannis’ forces via tunnels and mounts a rearguard attack. Cersei goes to the throne room with Tommen, intending to kill him to save him from being captured. Shae convinces Sansa to hide in her chamber. Sandor offers to take Sansa to Winterfell, but she refuses to leave. As Tyrion lies wounded and Cersei is about to poison Tommen, Tywin’s forces, joined by Loras, arrive and force Stannis to retreat.

Game of Thrones Series

You can find an overview of the Game of Thrones franchise here.

You can find a full index of the Game of Thrones TV Series here.

You can find a full index and overview of Game of Thrones Season 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Neil Marshall.
  • Writer(s): George R.R. Martin.
  • Release Date: 27 May 2012.
  • Running time: 50-60 minutes (approximate, per episode).
  • Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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