On his blog, Martin wrote that: "I scripted four [episodes]. And yes, 'Blackwater' is my own favourite of those, although I thought 'The Lion and the Rose' turned out very well too, and I have a soft spot for that one."
As a reminder, 'Blackwater' featured the Battle of Blackwater Bay, and 'The Lion and the Rose' featured Joffrey Baratheon's death at his own wedding.
The other two episodes Martin wrote, 'The Pointy End' and 'The Bear and Maiden Fair', featured Jon Snow meeting his first wight, and Brienne of Tarth fighting a bear, respectively.
Martin went on to praise the episodes of other shows included in the article that he had seen, and shared his love for the finale of Six Feet Under as another episode he thought was perfect.
"I feel very pleased and flattered to be in such great company," he concluded. "No work of art is ever truly perfect, of course… but it is very gratifying to hear that maybe you achieved it, or at least came close… for some of your readers (or viewers)… once in a very great while.
"There is always a next time, though… and regardless of how well (or poorly) one of my tales is received, I always want to do better the next time I sit down in front of the computer."
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