Black Sails X (Starz 31 Jan 2015, with Brendan Murray)

In Black Sails X Flint and Silver may still be alive and aboard their newly captured boat but acting captain Dufresne makes it plain that once back at Nassau the pair will be cast aside. Flint tells Silver that he will be back in command before you know it. It takes all his wily skills and a close run thing with an attack on an English ship for Flint to pull it off.

Meanwhile Ned Low, within the space of a couple of appearances makes it plain what a loathsome character he truly is. He even makes Vane seem like a nice chap. His scenes with Eleanor in the tavern and the subsequent fight that ensues is pretty stomach churning. Low takes out his first mate, who is trying to undermine him, as well as Eleanor’s chief bodyguard.

There are more flashback scenes to London ten years earlier where James Flint is James McGraw and a prominent member of the Royal Navy. He is helping Sir Thomas Hamilton come up with a possible plan to tackle the Pirates currently bringing the Caribbean to it’s knees. He also meets Hamilton’s wife who we know as Miranda Barlow.

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Vane watches all that is going on with Low but at this stage is refusing to get involved. Much to Eleanor’s chagrin. Jack Rackham is desperate to come up with a plan to get back his captaincy; His woman though, Anne Bonny, is keener to get into bed with brothel madam Max. This development has been inevitable for quite some time.

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 31 January 2015

Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin / Director: Clark Johnson

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Series: Black Sails Season 2 Episode 2

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
Brendan Murray as Meeks
Tadhg Murphy as Ned Low
Lawrence Joffe as Randall
Richard Wright-Firth as Muldoon
Nicholas Pauling as Pickram
John Herbert as Captain Lawrence
David Butler as Frasier
Greg Melvill-Smith as Admiral Hennessey
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Karl Thaning as O’Malley
Calvin Hayward as Burly Crewman
Dylan Skews as Logan
Graham Weir as Captain Naft
Richard Lukunku as Joshua
Winston Chong as Joji
Norman Anstey as Merchant Captain
Nic Rasenti as Mr. Holmes

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