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Monday, 28 May 2012

Game of Thrones season 2, episode 9

I'm not quite sure if this is the best ever episode of Game of Thrones, but it is without doubt the most action packed. For the first time we see a massive battle as war comes to King's Landing. And boy is the battle depicted well even resembling the  Beach landing scenes as seen in Saving Private Ryan - I kid you not. The battle for King's Landing which takes up most of this episode is absolutely stunning and can stand side by side with anything Peter Jackson did with Lord of the Rings .

This is a bloody incredible show and the episode manages to weave some great character moments around the centerpiece that is that awesome battle - Cersei gets to be her malevolent best as she faces a situation she sees as hopeless, Tyrion gets a quiet moment with his lover and once again manages to steal the entire show and there are some great moments featuring The Hound who seems to be heading towards a beauty and the beast relationship with Sansa.

This episode was unusual in that it concentrated on the one event rather than giving us any of the ongoing storylines, but this would seem the wise move when the episode turned out as good as it did.

I won't give too much away in this review and I won't tell you who lives and who dies, but the season finale next week can't come soon enough.

I love this show and you know, I think it could very well end up as the best television series ever produced.

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