The episode begins at sea. Stanis, and his fleet approach King's Landing. Davos' son Matthos thinks his god will protect them and when the fight is over his father will be the King's hand. Meanwhile, King's Landing Tyrion lies in bed with Shae, worrying that if the city falls, Stannis will burn every Lannister he can find. Shae promises not to let them hurt him. Meanwhile, Cersei waits for the attack with a glass of wine. Maester Luwin tries to work up to giving Cersei advice and then presents her with nightshade, just in case she feels like killing herself. She takes it but sends him away. Meanwhile, Bronn leads a drinking song with the goldcloaks and whores. He undresses one having a grand old time until the Hound comes in, very surly, and giving him the stink eye. They briefly debate the merits of killing. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 3.38 Million Viewers
Episode Title: 'Blackwater' refers to the location that the battle between Stannis and King's Landing takes place, Blackwater Bay.
Special Effects: The Wildfire used against Stannis' army was created by firing petroleum jelly from the catapults and turning it green in post-production.
Trivia: This is the first episode of 'Game of Thrones' to take place entirely in one location, King's Landing.
This is the second episode to be written by George R. R. Martin, the first being 'The Pointy End
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.
Armeca: You've got a pretty voice.
Bronn: Thank you very much.
Armeca: And I like your nose. How many times you break it?
Bronn: Now, let's see... First time, I was five. Me mam smacked me with an iron poker.
Bronn: Oh, I wasn't me she was aiming at. She were trying for me little brother. Now, he was a real pest. Second time, I was nine. Got in a scrap with a few older boys. They won. Third time... Eh, you don't want to know about the third time.
Armeca: Poor nose.
Bronn: Don't feel sorry for him. He'll be halfway up your arse before the night's through.
Bronn: Don't get killed.
Tyrion Lannister: Nor you, my friend.
Bronn: Oh... are we friends now?
Tyrion Lannister: Of course we are. Just because I pay you for your services doesn't diminish our friendship.
Bronn: Enhances it, really.
Tyrion Lannister: Oh, enhances. Fancy word for a sellsword.
Bronn: Been spending time with fancy folks.
Tyrion Lannister: Don't fight for a king. Don't fight for his kingdoms. Don't fight for honor, don't fight for glory, don't fight for riches, because you won't get any. This is your city Stannis means to sack. That's your gate he's ramming. If he gets in it will be your house that burns. Your gold he steals, your women he rapes. Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!
Joffrey Baratheon: Hound, tell the Hand that his King has asked him a question.
Sandor Clegane: The King has asked you a question.
Tyrion Lannister: Sir Lancel, tell the Hound to tell the King that the Hand is extremely busy.
Lancel Lannister: The Hand of the King would like me to tell you to tell the King that...
Joffrey Baratheon: If I tell the Hound to cut you in half, he'll do it without a second thought.
Tyrion Lannister: That would make me the quarter-man. Just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Shae: Some of those boys will never come back.
Sansa Stark: Joffrey will. The worst ones always live.
Sandor Clegane: I lost half of my men. The Blackwater is on fire.
Joffrey Baratheon: Dog, I command you to go back up there and fight!
Tyrion Lannister: You're in the Kingsguard, Clegane. We must beat them back or they're going to take the city... your king's city.
Sandor Clegane: F--k the Kingsguard. F--k the city. F--k the king.