Black Sails XXVII (Starz 19 Mar 2017, with Laudo Liebenberg)

Black Sails XXVII

In Black Sails XXVII Eleanor confronts Vane in his cell, he tells her that her father betrayed her and offered to give her to Vane if he let him go. She then loses her temper and begins to beat him but inside she knows he is telling the truth. With Rogers having lapsed into fever Eleanor now seems to be in a position of some power. She has positioned things so that Rogers’ men answer to her whilst Rogers is out of action.

She immediately uses her new found powers to organise an accelerated trial for Vane, found guilty (off screen, we hear about it via Featherstone relaying the news to Billy) he is to be hung on the island within 24 hours. A massive crowd gathers, Billy only has a dozen men to try and turn the men to their favour and create enough of a disturbance. Vane though signals Billy to wait and makes an impassioned speech and basically sacrifices himself to make sure that the resistance in Nassau gets underway.

Vane’s death is very much a surprise, we couldn’t help thinking that he would be rescued, it’s a supremely powerful scene and it is definitely a shame to see Vane go. When Blackbeard hears about the death of Vane he knows he has to act.

The Walrus is now heading back to Maroon, closely followed by Hornigold, it’s a close run thing but Flint makes it. Hornigold thinks he will be able to tack round the coast and land on the island but then he sees just how many men Flint now has on Maroon. Flint estimates that they have a week before the English arrive to try and claim back the cache. Mr Scott dies and after the funeral Flint begins organising the defence of Maroon.

classic quote
“The men who brought me here today do not fear me, the men who brought me here today fear you.”

production details
USA / Starz / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 19 March 2016

Writer: Brad Caleb Kane / Director: Steve Boyum

Series: Black Sails Season 3 Episode 9

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
Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard
Zach McGowan as Captain Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers
Patrick Lyster as Captain Benjamin Hornigold
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Anna-Louise Plowman as Mrs. Hudson
Moshidi Motshegwa as The Maroon Queen
Zethu Dlomo as Madi
Fiona Ramsay as Mrs. Mapleton
Jason Cope as Captain Chamberlain
Mark Elderkin as Pastor Lambrick
Chris Fisher as Ben Gunn
Wayne Harrison as Dr. Marcus
Aidan Whytock as Jacob Garrett
Wilson Carpenter as Ellers
Francis Chouler as Lieutenant Perkins
James Frost as Leadsman
Emmanuel Castis as Court Official
Adam Neill as Mr. Soames
Roger Thomas as Hornigold’s Boatswain
Andrian Mazive as Kofi
Winston Chong as Joji
Richard Lothian as Dobbs
Calvin Hayward as Wayne
Dan Robbertse as Captain Throckmorton

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