In Black Sails XXXII Silver and Flint have taken back control of Nassau. They have established a joint leadership but have yet to deal with the issue of Billy Bones who is leading his own renegade army. When Billy arrives for discussions on the “transition” he reveals that he has Max under lock and key. Bones will only discuss the issue with Silver.
Eleanor has organised a retreat for the key people of the town back to the Fort but is concerned when Max is not amongst their number. She is quick to offer an exchange of twenty captured men in exchange for her.
Rogers is on his way back to Nassau having killed Blackbeard and taken the rest of the crew (including Anne and Rackham) prisoner. He is surprised to see a small ship heading out of Nassau and after intercepting it is none too pleased to learn it has fallen to the pirates.
Rogers orders one of his Lieutenants to take the 42 pirate prisoners to Port Royale in the sloop whilst he heads back to Nassau in the Revenge. The Lieutenant is not impressed and has no intention of taking all of the pirates with him. He is playing a gruesome game – his toughest man is taking the pirates on one of one, his man does the have the help of a heavy sledgehammer to make the battle easier. Anne Bonny persuades Jack to let her be chosen. She genuinely believes she has the element of surprise on her side, and a broken shard of glass proves she does. She is also able to get the keys to release the pirates. She does take a heavy beating in the process though.
Heading back to the Underhill plantation to try and talk to the slaves there. Former housekeeper Ruth tells her that a slave called Julius has led a revolt at the Edwards plantation and is starting his own slave army.
With Rogers about to head into the harbour with his new warship the Revenge, Eleanor calls for a secret meeting with Flint and Silver, she tells them she wants top avoid any more fighting she will give them the fort and everything inside it if they give her the cache of pearl and safe passage off Nassau for her and her people.
“We are at our least rational when we are at our most vulnerable.”
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 19 February 2017
Writers: Peter Ocko, Michael Russell Gunn / Director: Marc Jobst
Series: Black Sails Season 4 Episode 4
Toby Stephens as Captain Flint
Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie
Luke Arnold as John Silver
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max
Tom Hopper as Billy Bones
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers
David Wilmot as Israel Hands
Zethu Dlomo as Madi
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Anna-Louise Plowman as Mrs. Hudson
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Chris Fisher as Ben Gunn
Aidan Whytock as Jacob Garrett
Clyde Berning as Lieutenant Kendrick
Winston Chong as Joji
Tinah Mnumzana as Ruth
Tony Kgoroge as Julius
Andrian Mazive as Kofi
Rory Acton Burnell as Colin
Dale Jackson as Lieutenant Utley
Adam Neill as Mr. Soames
Sizo Mahlangu as Obi
Kerry Gregg as Milton
Wilson Carpenter as Ellers
David Butler as Frasier
Anton Dekker as Tom Morgan
Theo Landey as First Mate Molin
Darrell Mclean as Carver
Anthony C. Hyde as Sayle
Nicky Rebelo as Rawls
Milton Schorr as Lieutenant Burrell
Ebby Weyime as Amara
Trevor Frost as Heckling Redcoat