Episode 306 – XXIV

Flint challenges Teach over the future of piracy.  Rogers makes an arrest.  Rackham finds new purpose.  Madi comes to Silver’s aid. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT His face, I think, just after he’s shot Teach.  He looks so shocked that he might have actually won the duel, and so easily.  Of…

Episode 305 – XXIII

Max and Eleanor reunite, and I am so thrilled to be watching a show in which two powerful women arguing about their influence and legitimacy!  I love even more that their posturing fades away as they question how deeply they’ve betrayed each other and the answer turns out to be NOT AT ALL.  Forever crying!!

Episode 304 – XXII

This is when the show steps up a notch.  So far it has been a story of oppression of white people by white people.  But instead of letting that be an analogy for people of color to see themselves in, Black Sails says, no.  We’re bring African men and women who were enslaved to the table and letting them speak about their oppression for themselves.  IT IS SO GREAT.

Episode 303 – XXI

Flint is punishing Silver for not being a good enough partner.  Silver makes bad decisions, yes, but more hurtful to Flint is how Silver villainizes Flint for the hard decisions he makes as leader (cutting rations).  He wants a partner who will understand the hard things he does and love him anyway (Miranda).  Because Silver is not doing this, Flint lashes out and attacks him for less vulnerable reasons (the bad decision-making as evidence that Silver is weak).

Episode 302 – XX

One of season 3’s central themes is leadership, and in this episode we see how a Seasoned Leader and a New Leader cope with the reality of losing people under their care.

When it becomes clear that the top sail’s inability to come down will jeopardize the safety of the entire ship, Flint crawls across the deck to cut it loose, dooming men to fly into the sea with it.  He pauses for a moment, staring up at the men before he begins chopping the rope.  I read that as him acknowledging the consequences of his actions by seeing the men, but moving forward with no real hesitation.

Episode 301 – XIX

Flint and his crew wage war against the world.  Eleanor receives an offer of clemency.  Vane objects to Rackham’s methods.  One of Nassau’s most notorious returns. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT “There will be no battle today.  Our disadvantage is too great.  But what price surrender? To beg forgiveness from a…

Season 2 DVD Special Features

In the age of streaming, the main reason to buy a DVD is for the special features.  Let’s look at the Black Sails season 2 DVD special features and decide if they are, in fact, special. Inside the World of Black Sails 21:33 An episode-by-episode recap by the showrunners, this segment gives us an overview…

Episode 210 – XVIII

An unlikely ally comes to Flint’s aid.  Vane’s crew wants a change.  Silver makes a sacrifice. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT In the midst of escaping Charles Town, Flint stops to free some caged slaves who help him kill an attacker. I love this as Free the Slaves! Flint, but I…

Episode 209 – XVII

Flint and Miranda confront their past.  Bonny declares her intents to Rackham.  Vane takes a massive prize.  Eleanor declares war. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT This is another excellent Flint episode where literally everything he does is phenomenal, but the scene that always stands out to me is when he agrees…

Episode 208 – XVI

Flint and Miranda prepare for the worst.  Silver has his eyes opened.  Eleanor discovers Max’s secret.  Vane makes his move. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT It is so lovely to see Flint confiding in Miranda, being vulnerable with her and admitting that 1) his decade-long plan might have served to make…

Episode 207 – XV

True love is saving your murderess lover’s hat from the flames because you know it makes her feel safe!  (Continuing from last episode, I am really feeling the Max/Anne love now.)

Episode 206 – XIV

Eleanor brokers a peace.  Rackham learns the hard way.  Flint breaks a promise. Bonny loses control. (Summary provided by starz.com) WATCH NOW AT Starz | Hulu BEST FLINT MOMENT Daddy Guthrie:  These two plans mutually exclude each other. Flint:  I will make it work. DG:  How could you possibly? Flint:  I don’t know.  Yet. Flint is a realist because…