Episode 410 – XXXVIII

BEST FLINT MOMENT

Literally EVERYTHING.  This is Top Flint, from his insistence upon healing his relationship with Silver, to fighting giant Billy and winning, to seeing through Jack and Silver’s betrayal, to THAT SPEECH THOUGH.  And then, either in truth or in fiction, his absolutely beautiful reunion with Thomas.  God.  This rewatch has only confirmed without question that I love Captain James Flint beyond anything.

Episode 409 – XXXVII

Silver and his men hunt for Flint on Skeleton Island.  Madi is made an offer.  Rogers struggles to hear Eleanor.  Billy casts his lot. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT I don’t WANT to be the sort of person who is aroused by Flint singlehandedly murdering three people at once, but.  Here…

Episode 408 – XXXVI

A rescue plan threatens to divide Flint and Silver.  Max learns the true price of freedom.  Rackham seeks his prey.  The Walrus enters uncharted territory. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT Oh MAN is it rewarding to get back to basics – Flint telling a story and earning himself an ally.  It’s…

Episode 407 – XXXV

Flint urges caution on an enraged Silver.  Max leads Rackham and Bonny up river.  Billy finds a survivor.  Rogers learns the truth. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT When Silver finds out Madi is alive and emotionally believes that he can give up the cache for her without undoing the revolution, Flint…

Episode 406 – XXXIV

Nassau is delivered.  Silver makes a painful amends.  Flint and Madi are separated.  Rogers searches for Eleanor. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT Flint’s last moments with Eleanor is one of my favorite Flint scenes in the entire show.  Despite earlier trying to convince Eleanor that Woodes Rogers was likely responsible for…

Episode 405 – XXXIII

Silver takes Flint’s life in his hands.  Billy drives a wedge.  Eleanor risks everything.  Rogers makes a stunning appeal. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT What does Flint do while locked up in prison?  Read!  The fact that he keeps his finger in his place while talking with Eleanor proves that he…

Episode 404 – XXXII

Violence engulfs Nassau.  Silver demands answers from Billy.  Eleanor comes to Max’s aid.  Bonny and Rackham endure hell. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT This episode gives us two of my favorite Flints:  Grumpy Flint (“Is there a point you’re trying to make?” to Israel Hands) and Enigmatic Flint (“Trust me.”)  I…

Episode 403 – XXXI

I do think the show wants us to support Flint, and I do think that Flint’s motivations are deepening beyond revenge to a more genuine desire to create something new.  BUT it is unquestionable that the showrunners want us to remember the power of narrative in shaping our allegiances, and to question why we see some people as good and others as bad, when really, they might not be so different.

Episode 401 – XXIX

If season three was about leadership and darkness, season four is about friendship and revenge.

Flint and Silver (and Madi) will be the main friendship pairing to watch this season, as already a lot happened that we didn’t see.  Post-coitus, Madi tries to remind Silver that he once feared being close to Flint, but Silver is unconcerned now, insisting things are different.  They are now secure in their friendship and the power they wield together, no matter Madi’s warning, “When a man first needs you and thereafter calls you a friend, a little suspicion is a healthy thing.”

Episode 310 – XXVIII

Season three spent a lot of time showing us varying styles of leadership as we watched Silver struggle with his newfound authority.  We’ve seen him learn from both Flint and Madi, and in this episode, it seems clear that he has tried to carve out a path that incorporates the best of both of them.  Essentially, if Flint is feared and Madi is liked, Silver believes (based on his interactions with Dobbs) that he is both feared and liked.  Put this way, I almost believe that his leadership style is the most effective.

But there is another angle worth exploring.

Episode 309 – XXVII

Eleanor puts everything on the line to save Rogers.  Billy recruits allies.  Flint and Silver prepare for war. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT Flint parallel parks a ship incredibly close to shore by delivering calm orders to fearful men, then stares down Hornigold with the most badass “you could never” look….