Black Sails XXXI (Starz 12 Feb 2017, with Dale Jackson)

In Black Sails XXXI Max is arrested by Captain Berringer for treason. He had her followed when she met with Silver. He also had Silver and Israel followed but his man lost them amongst the wrecks. Berringer organises a posse to go and wheedle him out but word quickly gets out and Flint arrives just in time to rescue both Silver and Israel.

Meanwhile Blackbeard, Rackham and Anne are trailing the sloop they believe Eleanor to be on. A raiding party that includes Blackbeard and Anne falls right into a trap led by Rogers. They are greatly outnumbered and quickly overpowered. Fearing the worst Rackham raises the white flag aboard the Revenge. Rogers is determined to show what the consquences of the pirates actions will be. In a very gruesome development, Roger has Blackbeard pulled across the barnacle on the bottom of the boat and when the first time doesn’t kill him does it again. And again! Still Blackbeard refuses to die. Rogers then shoots him for good measure. In a series that has never shied away from the brutal side of life it marks the goriest and most horrific moment yet seen on the show.

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With Eleanor unable to leave because the crew are needed back on the island she is perturbed that Max has been taken prisoner and even more perturbed that Captain Berringer seems to be letting the power fo to his head. He also intends Silver into a trap with a series of hangings in the square that can be stopped if Silver shows his face. He does, along with a small army and a majore battle ensues. Berringer has set reinforcements but Bones and his men turn up to put the pirates back on top.

production details
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 12 February 2017

Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Brad Caleb Kane / Director: Roel Reine

Series: Black Sails Season 4 Episode 3

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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
Toby Schmitz as Rackham
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny
Luke Roberts as Woodes Rogers
David Wilmot as Israel Hands
Ray Stevenson as Blackbeard
Zethu Dlomo as Madi
Chris Larkin as Captain Berringer
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Anna-Louise Plowman as Mrs. Hudson
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Sibo Mlambo as Eme
Aidan Whytock as Jacob Garrett
Winston Chong as Joji
Andrian Mazive as Kofi
Clyde Berning as Lieutenant Kendrick
Dale Jackson as Lieutenant Utley
Alistair Moulton Black as Dr. Howell
Craig Hawks as Reuben
David Butler as Frasier
Wilson Carpenter as Ellers
Milton Schorr as Lieutenant Burrell
Sizo Mahlangu as Obi
Apolinhalo Antonio as Zaki
Mike Westcott as Judge Adams
Andrew Roux as Mr. Harrison
Paul du Toit as Posse Commander
Guy de Lancey as Sloop Captain
Jason Delplanque as Lieutenant Werth
Nevena Jablanovic as Georgia

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