Black Sails XII (Starz 14 Feb 2015, with Meganne Young)

In Black Sails XII Flint delivers an ultimatum to Vane. Either he vacates the fort within 24 hours or he uses the massive firepower of his Spanish warship to reign hell upon him. Handily Flint is positioned just outside the range of the Forts cannons.

Eleanor makes a last ditch effort to save the situation, if the fort is wrecked then Nassau would be seriously undermined. Vane himself seems more interested in setting a ransom, a supremely huge for the time of £250,000, for the life of Lord Ashe’s daughter.

On the island trying to persuade as many men to side with Flint as possible Silver is very disturbed to discover that Billy Bones has been washed up on the beach, very much the worse for wear.

The love triangle with Rackham, Anne Bonny and Max is growing more complicated – Max though is proving to be very good at getting Rackham a crew and even better – boat.

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Flashbacks show Hamilton and Flint finalising their plan for the Caribbean, Hamilton wants to grant the pirates a free pardon. Despite Flint telling him that his father will be very much against the idea he goes ahead with it. Only Lord Ashe is willing to take the idea on board.

The whole episode builds up around the ultimatum Flint gives Vane and the return of Billy Bones back on Nassau is something of a surprise. Despite everyone around him counselling him to use caution, the episode ends with the cold blooded Flint giving the order to fire.

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 14 February 2015

Writers: Dan Shotz, Jonathan E. Steinberg / Director: Clark Johnson

Series: Black Sails Season 2 Episode 4

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
Meganne Young as Abigail Ashe
Nick Boraine as Peter Ashe
Danny Keogh as Alfred Hamilton
Patrick Lyster as Captain Benjamin Hornigold
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
David Butler as Frasier
John Herbert as Captain Lawrence
Murray Todd as Crier
Mark Elderkin as Pastor Lambrick
David De Beer as Bystander
Lawrence Joffe as Randall
Gavin Werner as Peering Pirate
Nicol Ritchie as Lowly Merchant
Robert Hobbs as Jenks
Francesco Nassimbeni as Flint’s Messenger
Roland Reed as Dufresne
Patrick Lavisa as Babatunde
Graham Weir as Captain Naft
Kelly Wragg as Alice
Dylan Skews as Logan
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Richard Lukunku as Joshua
Winston Chong as Joji

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