Black Sails IX (Starz 24 Jan 2015, with Rupert Penry-Jones)

Black Sails IX

In season two opener Black Sails IX Flint and his crew are stranded on the same island as the wrecked Spanish treasure ship Urca d’Lima. The crew, which is now led by Dufresne, want both Flint and Silver dead but Flint persuades them that he can take the war galleon sitting off the coast and guarding the treasure. The crew consider it a suicide mission but promise to spare him if he succeeds. Silver believing it is part of an escape plan by Flint also volunteers for the mission.

Despite being captured Silver and Flint manage to outwit the spaniards and with the rest of the pirate crew manages to assume control of the galleon.

Back on Nassau Vane is still in control of the fort but is not pulling his weight when it comes to looking after the security of the island and Rackham is feeling somewhat sorry for himself, his position at the brothel having been taken by Max now that Vane has returned.

Meanwhile in flashbacks we see Flints first meeting with Thomas Hamilton.

Incidentally as the episode opens and before we get to Flint and Co on the island, we see a new pirate to the scene Ned Low, he takes a ship and kills everyone on board, all except one – a young woman who he believes has the intention to be incredibly valuable. It’s clear that Low is going to have a part to play in the unfolding action of the second season.

Dufresne is now played by a completely different actor. Robert Reed having replaced Jannes Eiselen in the role.

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 24 January 2015

Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine / Director: Steve Boyam

Series: Black Sails Season 2 Episode 1

Toby Stephens as Captain Flint
Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie
Luke Arnold as John Silver
Jessica Parker Kennedy as Max
Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow
Rupert Penry-Jones as Thomas Hamilton
Roland Reed as Dufresne
Andrew Brent as Captain Jefferson
Mark Simpson as First Mate
Tadhg Murphy as Ned Low
Brendan Murray as Meeks
Dylan Skews as Logan
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Karl Thaning as O’Malley
Lawrence Joffe as Randall
Richard Wright-Firth as Muldoon
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Alistair Moulton Black as Dr. Howell
Richard Lukunku as Joshua
Winston Chong as Joji
Nic Rasenti as Mr. Holmes
Paul Snodgrass as Impatient Pirate
David James as Pirate Thug
Robert Hobbs as Jenks
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Graham Lucas as Warehouse Cashier
Martin Otto as Spanish Boatswain
Alex An Los as Ranking Spanish Sailor
Meganne Young as Abigail Ashe

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