Its April 1 premiere is still a very long way away, so let's be thankful that there is plenty of information coming regarding Game of Thrones' second season. Take, for instance, the new issue of SciFiNow, which features some great scoopage about the much-anticipated ninth episode of the season, "Blackwater."
Here's what we already know about the episode: it will serve as the climax of the war-torn season, featuring a massive naval battle just outside of King's Landing. The episode will be written by A Song of Ice and Fire scribe George R.R. Martin, who previously contributed an episode to the series with last season's "The Pointy End." "Blackwater" will be the episode to watch in a season of must-watch episodes. And now, we have some details about what exactly will be going down in the battle, specifically.
Summarizing the SciFiNow article for Winter-Is-Coming.net, blogger "Werthead" shared the following about the episode: "The Blackwater battle will feature a very clever aquatic battering ram. Basically it’s on a boat with rib-like supports sticking out the top. When the boat beaches, the soldiers unpack the battering ram, spin the boat upside down, reconnect the ram and then run it up to the gates with the hull of the boat acting as cover from missile fire. It’s basically a medieval version of the landing craft from D-Day."
Sounds awesome, doesn't it? Well, that's not the only thing in the article that's awesome: Game of Thrones is apparently being rumored for a two-season renewal, with the third and fourth seasons of the show splitting the duties of adapting the third book in A Song of Ice and Fire, the lengthy A Storm of Swords. That's probably a smart decision, and one we hope actually comes to pass.
Game of Thrones returns with its second season premiere April 1.