As Gates is promoted Flint's second captain aboard Vane's ship, popular, dutiful Billy Bones takes his place as quartermaster. Silver not only proves himself a dangerously incompetent cook but also undermines flint's long-standing confidence in Billy, in whom a veteran confides his mistrust about Flint's secret agenda as lover of the haughty island widow Miranda Barlow. Desperate to provide the canons she Flint promised for the second ship, Eleanor compromises her family trade, so her father steps in deceptively cooperatively. Sailors' lazy and horny neglect of Billy and engineer De Groot's instructions about beached ship-care cost a limb and trouble about the whore, which ends up forcing Vance to pull himself together and fight back.
Did You Know?
When Richard Guthrie tell Miranda Barlow that he must "absorb the blow, as it were, like a rocky promontory" this paraphrases a famous passage from Marcus Aurelius' "Meditations" which she had lent to him in an earlier episode. See more
When Mr. Scott is telling Eleanor that a ship is coming in, she ties her tie twice. See more
Nobody will believe it's possible until we show them. But when that day comes, you know what they'll say? They'll say that it was inevitable.
Black Sails Theme and Variations
Written by Bear McCreary See more