Black Sails XV (Starz 7 Mar 2015, with Lise Slabber)

In Black Sails XV Flint and Hornigold are trying to persuade their various crews whether to attack the Fort or not.

The two men Flint sent to keep watch on the Spanish and the gold come back with disturbing news – the gold has gone. It plunges the pirate camp into chaos. It also means that Hornigold’s plan is now irrelevant.

Flint needs Silver’s help to persuade the men to follow him with taking Abigail Ashe back to her father – Silver makes it plain that as far as he is concerned the gold was his only reason for backing Flint. However Silver being Silver self preservation is his principle concern.

Meanwhile Billy and Dufresne are making their own plans to move against Flint. Or so Dufresne thinks anyway. It’s actually a ploy by Bones to weed out the dissenters and malcontents.

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With Anne Bonny having killed Logan and Charlotte, Max has some cleaning up to do. The rest of the girls want Anne gone but after Anne saved her from Vane’s men she will do anything to protect her. Anne Bonny also has her own Calamity Jane moment when she enters the brothel wearing a dress.

Eleanor takes Abigail out through the fort’s secret tunnels and is almost captured by Vane who makes it plain just what her betrayal means.

In a fabulous Treasure Island twist it’s revealed that Silver and the two crewmen lied about the gold being gone – they had in fact returned because the Spaniards had all died from a tropical illness. The gold is still there! Silver tells Max and believes that with a small crew he can go and claim it.

classic quotes
“We’re back to the same choices we’ve known all our lives, toil for another man’s benefit or steal for our own. Unless Captain Flint has shown us a third way – reconciliation.”

“None of us are safe until we are all safe.”

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 7 March 2015

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Writers: Lisa Schultz Boyd / Director: Alik Sakharov

Series: Black Sails Season 2 Episode 7

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
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Mr. Scott
Sean Cameron Michael as Richard Guthrie
Louise Barnes as Miranda Barlow
Meganne Young as Abigail Ashe
Patrick Lyster as Captain Benjamin Hornigold
Roland Reed as Dufresne
Adrian Collins as Vincent
Tyrel Meyer as Nicholas
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Richard Wright-Firth as Muldoon
Aidan Whytock as Jacob Garrett
Riaz Solker as Big Conspirator
Richard Lukunku as Joshua
Winston Chong as Joji
Sibongile Mlambo as Eme
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Lawrence Joffe as Randall

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