Black Sails XXIII (Starz 20 Feb 2016, with Wilson Carpenter)

Black Sails XXIII

In Black Sails XXIII Flint and his men are still captives of the former slaves. As luck would have it Mr Scott has been leading something of a double life and has played a pivotal part in settling the natives on the Maroon island. He is also the Queen’s husband. Having been shot trying to get the Nassau slaves captured by Vane off the island he too is taken to Maroon.

Both the dying Mr Scott and Flint realise that a potential partnership is essential, the slaves and the pirates joining forces to take back Nassau. They just have to persuade the queen.

Hornigold and his men have secured the fort and the remains of the Spanish gold (of which quite a bit has been converted into black pearls by Rackham – at the suggestion of the ever scheming Max).

Max is not happy about Roger’s not including her (thanks to influence from Eleanor) on a new council that’s being formed. Given that she is now one of the most important women on the island you can see her point. She understands most clearly though that money talks and uses part of her cache of the Spanish gold, in the form of black pearls, to make Rogers see sense.

Vane and Blackbeard, who now have a fleet of five ships at their command, take out a Spanish ship and in the process learn that the Spanish have been making plans for dealing with Nassau in their own way. Having discovered that the gold has begun to be exchanged for more moveable commodities they are not too pleased. In fact the Spanish want their gold back. Mrs Hudson also reveals to Rogers that she has actually been spying for the Spanish and they know a sizeable chunk of the gold is gone.

Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny have a plan to head to Port Royale, get a boat and new crew and then on to Europe. However Jack decides they should instead go and get their pardons instead of having to live like fugutives for evermore.

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 20 Feb 2016

Writer: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine / Director: Alik Sakharov

Series: Black Sails Season 3 Episode 5

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
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Moshidi Motshegwa as The Maroon Queen
Anna-Louise Plowman as Mrs. Hudson
Zethu Dlomo as Madi
Craig Hawks as Reuben
Chris Fisher as Ben Gunn
Wilson Carpenter as Ellers
Francis Chouler as Lieutenant Perkins
Sibongile Mlambo as Eme
Michael Kirch as Pardon Clerk
Isak Férriz as Spaniard
Alwyn Marx as Spanish Officer
Greig Rogers as Death
Andrian Mazive as Kofi
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Richard Lothian as Dobbs
Winston Chong as Joji
Alistair Moulton Black as Dr. Howell
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Calvin Hayward as Wayne

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