Black Sails (2014–2017)
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Seeing Flint's steady rise up the ranks leaves Vane feeling like he may be a real threat to his position, and while Eleanor determines which side to choose, elsewhere, Silver and a friend from the past are finally reunited.

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Captain Flint
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John Silver
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Max
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Billy Bones
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Rackham
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Anne Bonny
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Mr. Scott
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Richard Guthrie
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Miranda Barlow
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Thomas Hamilton
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Abigail Ashe
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Peter Ashe
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Alfred Hamilton
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Flint can barely convince his men to use their fire power to wreck Naussau's port fort, hoping it can be taken from vane and rebuilt before the British or Spanish catch on and come destroy the pirates nest. Elenaor seems to bet on both horses when she gets herself dispatched as Vane's emissary to talk Flint of continuing the siege and cannonade, after having been shown the prize Vane took from Low: the chained daughter of the mighty British governor of the Carolinas. In London, Thomas Hamilton probably makes an powerful enemy by disclosing to his haughty, mighty father the earl his plan to grant amnesty to pirates. Written by KGF Vissers

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Adventure | Drama

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14 February 2015 (USA)  »

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Black Sails Theme and Variations
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I didn't choose the pirate life, the pirate life chose me
18 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

The greatest thing about pirates is that they are the politicians, the judges, juries and executioners of their own lives.

If the Powers That Be corner them into unfavorable positions, that's nothing a pair of pistols or a nice twenty canon broadside can't get them out of.

Imagine captain Flint or Vane during the economic crisis of 2008 or 2009, whenever it was. They wouldn't have "protested to their governments". They wouldn't have "occupied Wall Street".

No. They would have camped New York bay with a Spanish galleon (or two (or three!)) and bombed the hell out of Wall Street and every bank in NYC - then plundered them, of course.

That's what you have to remind yourself whilst watching this show. For people like Flint and Rackham and Vane, freedom is more than a word, it is a perspective. It's sometimes "I'm sick of talking, I have a broadside at my command, time to start shooting." Or something like that.

If I were to be rational, I would say: "Why is Elleanor so hung up over Vane when she sacrificed Max for Nassau's welfare?", or "Why is Flint so damn stubborn when he could come to a deal with Vane instead of attempting to blow him up in his fort?", or "Why why why?"

Except we are not rational beings here. We're pirates. Arrrrrrrr!

Ahoy!


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