As they read off the list of Jack's crimes piracy, smuggling, impersonating an officer of the Spanish Royal Navy, impersonating a cleric of the Church of England, sailing under false colours, arson, kidnapping, looting, poaching, brigandage, pilfering, depravity, depredation, and general lawlessness Will makes his way toward the gallows. When the hangman releases the trap door, Will tosses his sword into the hanging post just under Jack's feet, giving him a foothold until Will can get close enough to cut him down. A general riot breaks out as Jack and Will defend themselves against the British Navy. Governor Swann and Commodore Norrington (Jack Davenport) confront Will, who stands between them and Jack. When Elizabeth also joins Will in an attempt to protect Jack, the Governor orders the Army to stand down. Meanwhile, Jack has been slowly backing up until he falls off the rampart and into the water below just as the Black Pearl rounds the rocks. Norrington realizes that it is Will whom Elizabeth loves and admits his defeat by admiring the quality of Will's sword and assuring himself that '...the man who made it would show the same care and devotion in every aspect of his life.' When asked what to do about Jack Sparrow, Norrington replies, 'I think we can afford to give him one day's head start.' Jack swims out to the ship and is pulled aboard by his crew. They sail off toward the horizon. In the final scene, the little capuchin monkey back in the cave takes a medallion from the box of gold and is instantly skeletonized in the moonlight, reawakening the curse.