Black Sails XIX (Starz 23 Jan 2016, with Ray Stevenson)

Black Sails XIX

Season three opener XIX signals it’s intent immediately with a pre-title sequence featuring a certain heavily bearded gent.

Judging by the length of Silver’s hair several months have passed; Flint has embarked on all-out war against the English showing no mercy to those he comes across – whether they are innocent or not.

Vane is on the hunt for a prize, seemingly working a ship Rackham who has ever so slightly let his new found wealth go to his head.

Max, having taken on much of Eleanor’s interests has become one of the most important women on Nassau. She wants the gold removed from the fort thinking that it makes the island a target whilst the fort is so damaged.

Mr Scott has been put in charge of the restoration of the Fort but can find no willing workers thanks to Rackham’s spendthrift ways.

There is an uneasy alliance between Flint, Rackham and Vane. The priority being to look after the island. Meanwhile en route back to Nassau Flint’s crew find an abandoned ship, they quickly realise they have fallen into a trap. An English hunter fifty guns strong is lying in wait for them. In something of a surprise, the ship is Captained by Hornigold (with Dufresne alongside him). He shouts an offer of free pardons but that can never be acceptable to Flint. Knowing they have no chance of winning a sea battle Flint takes his ship right into the heart of a storm.

Eleanor is given the chance to save her life and have her sentence commuted if she agrees to return to Nassau and act as a spy for the English government.

classic quote
“Your days of approaching unannounced are behind you.” – Flint to Silver.

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 23 January 2016

Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levinee / Director: Alik Sakharov

Series: Black Sails Season 3 Episode 1

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
Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Mr. Scott
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow
Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers
Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard
Patrick Lyster as Captain Benjamin Hornigold
Roland Reed as Dufresne
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Alistair Moulton Black as Dr. Howell
Winston Chong as Joji
Mark Sykes as Merchant Captain
Jonathan Taylor as Magistrate Hazzard
Rob Fruithof as Slaver Captain
Rhinus Lotz as Slaver Mate
Dorette Potgieter as Magistrate’s Wife
Eddie Baroo as Tom
Kevin Abbott as Edgar
Neville Thomas as Mock Judge
Richard Wright-Firth as Muldoon
Johan Vermaak as Eleanor Impersonator
Colette Brand as Celeste
Carl Van Haght as Hallendale
Jenna Saras as Death Figure
Richard Lothian as Dobbs
Calvin Hayward as Wayne

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