In Black Sails XXXVI Flint tells Silver that he truly believes that he and Madi are the key to the survival of Nassau and it’s imperative that she is rescued. Heading out to Nassau, Silver is taking no chances and has secretly brought the cache with them.
In Philadelphia Max is caring for Anne but Anne remains unconvinced of Max’s motives. Anne is determined to leave as soon as she is able and reunite with Jack. Marion Guthrie wants Max to control her interests in Nassau but thinks she needs to be married and she has just the right pliable, wealthy man in mind as a husband. Max turns her down. She refuses to have a man stand in the way of any possible reconciliation she may with Anne.
As Flint and Silver head into Nassau they are perturbed to find another ship waiting in the harbour for them with Rogers, Billy Bones and Madi aboard. They immediately make a show of brutally killing captive pirates. Flint wants to turn the guns on him but Silver overrides his command and insists that the cache is brought up (at this stage Flint doesn’t know it is even aboard) and shown to Rogers. Rogers then hauls up anchor forcing Flint and Silver to follow. It soon becomes apparent they are heading to notorious Skeleton Island.
Flint is determined to make sure that the cache does not fall into Roger’s hands and takes the gems off the boat to bury on Skeleton Island. Israel spots what he is up to and takes the chance to show Silver that Flint needs taking out of the equation. Silver sends his six best men after him with orders to kill him. In the meantime Silver has a parley with Rogers and Bones.
The council on Nassau are growing disturbed at what they see as Roger’s obsession with avenging Eleanor’s death and he will soon have chaos on his hands. Mrs Hudson goes to see the brothel madam, knowing that she has the ears of all the important men left on Nassau. Mrs Hudson also thinks Rogers has become a seriously loose cannon and may need stopping.
“You’re plan failed, we’re moving on to my plan.”
USA / Starz / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 19 March 2017
Writers: Tyler Van Patten (from a story by Jenniffer Castillo, Jillian Molin / Director: Uta Briesewitz
Series: Black Sails Season 4 Episode 8
Toby Stephens as Captain Flint
Hannah New as Eleanor Guthrie (voice only)
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
Harriet Walter as Marion Guthrie
Zethu Dlomo as Madi
Andre Jacobs as De Groot
Craig Jackson as Featherstone
Lise Slabber as Idelle
Anna-Louise Plowman as Mrs. Hudson
Laudo Liebenberg as Dooley
Chris Fisher as Ben Gunn
Theo Landey as First Mate Molin
Andrian Mazive as Kofi
Dale Jackson as Lieutenant Utley
Fiona Ramsay as Mrs. Mapleton
Rory Acton Burnell as Colin
Tyrone Keogh as Adams
Sizo Mahlangu as Obi
Winston Chong as Joji
Adam Neill as Mr. Soames
Mpho Osei-Tutu as Footman (as Mpho Osei-Tutu)
Guy Paul as Joseph Guthrie
Ron Smerczak as Mr. McCoy