Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 9 Hindi Dubbed Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing.
Blackwater” is the ninth and penultimate episode of the second season of HBO’s medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones. The episode is written by George R. R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels of which the series is an adaptation, and directed by Neil Marshall, his directorial debut for the series.
The entire episode is dedicated to the climactic Battle of the Blackwater, in which the Lannister army, commanded by acting Hand of the King Tyrion Lannister, defends the city of King’s Landing as King Stannis Baratheon’s fleet stages an attack at Blackwater Bay. Unlike all previous episodes, “Blackwater” does not follow the parallel storylines of the characters outside of King’s Landing.
The episode received a largely positive response and was the recipient of the prestigious Hugo Award, winning one for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short
Davos leads Stannis’ fleet into Blackwater Bay. Grand Maester Pycelle gives Cersei a poison to use should Stannis take the city. Outside the Red Keep, Bronn’s carousing is soured by the Hound; their tension is interrupted by bells, indicating Stannis’ fleet has been spotted. Varys brings Tyrion a map of tunnels beneath King’s Landing. King Joffrey leads his forces from the Red Keep and orders Sansa to kiss his sword, vowing to use it to slay Robb. The noble ladies and children are interned at Maegor’s Holdfast under Ser Ilyn Payne’s watch. Cersei drunkenly mocks Sansa’s innocence, warning she will be raped should the city fall.
Stannis’ fleet is confronted by a single unmanned ship, which Davos realizes too late is a trap; the ship, rigged with explosive “wildfire”, kills scores of Stannis’ men, seemingly including Davos and his son Matthos. Stannis orders his surviving army to attack the vulnerable Mud Gate. The defenders are routed; Lancel, injured, retreats to the Holdfast, while the Hound succumbs to his childhood fear of fire and deserts. Stannis himself storms the battlements as his men employ a battering ram. Cersei nearly learns Shae’s true origins, while Sansa realizes Ser Ilyn’s orders: to kill the Holdfast’s residents if the city falls.
Cersei orders Lancel to bring Joffrey to safety; frightened, Joffrey orders Ser Mandon Moore take command. Tyrion rouses the defenders and leads them through a tunnel from Varys’ map, flanking the Baratheons. Lancel demands the king return to battle, causing Cersei to assault him and depart with Prince Tommen. Sansa rallies the panicked ladies but is convinced by Shae to flee to her quarters, where the Hound offers to take her north; Sansa’s decision remains unclear.
Tyrion’s men defeat the surprised Baratheon forces before facing a larger group of Stannis’ men. Tyrion is slashed across the face by Ser Mandon, who is killed by Tyrion’s squire, Podrick Payne. On the Iron Throne, Cersei tells Tommen a story about “the mother lion and her little cub”, referencing House Lannister and Cersei’s relationship with her children. As Tyrion falls unconscious, he witnesses a surprise cavalry assault on Stannis’ army, led by Tywin. Stannis unsuccessfully orders his men to stand their ground as he is dragged to safety. Cersei, about to give Tommen the poison, is startled by Ser Loras Tyrell, wearing Renly Baratheon’s armor, and Tywin, who declares they have won.
“Blackwater” depicts the series’ first large-scale war sequence, the confrontation between the Baratheons and the Lannisters towards which the whole season builds. In the episode’s first drafts, the battle took place offscreen for budgetary reasons, and viewers would have experienced it mostly through the eyes of Cersei Lannister and Sansa Stark, ensconced in Maegor’s Holdfast while the battle rages outside. Eventually, showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss convinced HBO to approve a “considerable” increase in the series’s budget in order to stage the battle on screen.
With their still-limited resources, the show’s producers decided not to attempt to create spectacular mass scenes similar to that of The Lord of the Rings’s Battle of Helm’s Deep, but rather to focus on the infantryman’s perspective, hampered as he is by the fog of war. They said that this also allows the series to draw on its viewers’ empathy for the battle’s participants, with whom viewers are already much more familiar than the audience of a typical two-hour movie. They resisted pressure to stage the battle exclusively on land, avoiding the problems of shooting on water, because they considered the naval confrontation to be essential to the series’s principal storyline.