Previously:

Silver and Hands

We begin this episode with Israel Hands dragging Silver to a huge islet that houses wreckages of several ships. Hands ties Silver up and tells him that he is going to sell him to Rogers for 500 pieces. To sweeten the pot (and hopefully gain more pieces), Hands orders Silver to write a letter to Rogers and to murder one of his men. Silver refuses so Hands kills the man for him to show he’s super serial.

Silver later reveals that Flint had told him a story of Israel Hands, that Hands was the right-Hand man to Teach until Vane came along, that Hands became so jealous that Teach beat him in front of everybody.

Hands is all “F-ck Teach” and Silver uses his gift of gab to try and persuade Hands about his cause.

“I’m a wretch like you. And yet mountains of gold changed hands because I chose it. Thousands of men in Nassau are living in fear of my return because I decreed it. Hundreds of dead redcoats in a forest not far from here because I made it so. I’m the reason grown men lie awake at night. I am a new beginning for Nassau.” -Long John Silver, Badass

Silver says he is worth more than 500 notes to the right person. What I was not expecting was for it to be Max. Silver sends for her, but it doesn’t go as planned. Silver reminds her that she owes him and she’d best watch her tone. He saved her and may be tasked to save her again. He asks if all the major players are alive (Flint, Teach, Billy) and that since they’re all free there’s still a war. Her men try to take Hands and he murks errybody while Max flees.

Hands is an interesting character as we see that he is still in the know about Nassau’s activities yet he’s missing key intel. He is easily provoked when Silver talks to him about Teach’s betrayal and his temper may get him in trouble with certain people (cough Flint cough).

Silver continues his arc of becoming the PirateKing© by using his cunning and connections to escape from Hands and Rogers. It’s safe to assume that Hands will find in Silver what he lost in Teach and they will become a force to be reckoned with. I think it’s also safe to assume that Flint will not be happy about this partnership.

Max

We see Featherstone (yay), Idelle, and Max watching Berringer. Max is trying to guilt Featherstone into being a snitch by telling him about the men that will be murdered, but it turns out Max intercepted Featherstone’s message so that Flint wouldn’t get it.

The pirates are not showing remorse like Berringer wants. Again the “civilized” people don’t get it and Berringer calls them savages. I’m just saying that these men are fighting for their freedom and they’re not killing people for the hell of it. Berringer got the note from Silver saying that if they hang more men that he’ll kill more men so he tells Max to give up her informants. Max tells him that there was a promise made to her and that if there are no more oaths then she doesn’t see fit to help anymore. Berringer tells her that Rogers and his “wife” ugh will be leaving soon and that he will be in charge so she better decide right quick what she wants to keep hidden.

Max yells at Eleanor about leaving to Philadelphia. Max (who is right) says that there are men on both sides who are more afraid of the war ending than they are of losing. Eleanor thinks that Berringer is loyal, but we all know that she is a bad judge of character.

Max receives the note from Silver and Berringer is watching her. Max tells him that she is taking him in. She won’t give him to Berringer, but she won’t kill him herself as that’d make her a hypocrite. She tells him she is going to hold him somewhere until she can smuggle him out of Nassau. She says she wants it all to end and that he must end for it to end.

I’m so disappointed in Max, but this arc is not out of character. Max has always wanted to be someone powerful and now that she is, she’s willing to give up everything she is. Max once again is wrapped up in Eleanor and because of that, she will not prevail.

Eleanor and Rogers

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Eleanor tells of her “pirate” grandfather and how he made a lot of money by investing his spoils and becoming legitimate. She wants to ask her grandfather for money to help Rogers, but I don’t think he’d help. He didn’t help her father when he was in trouble or Eleanor when she was going to trial. Her father and her sullied the family name. She thinks Rogers will make her family name better again, but he left his wife for her which is a scandal, so I don’t understand her thinking.

Rogers men are hanged from the ship’s masts, the work of Teach who is barring passage in and out of the bay and holds 61 of Berringer’s men. Teach demands Eleanor or else the other men will die. Rogers isn’t about that and talks about smuggling Eleanor out of Nassau.

Later, Rogers is reading his own book because of course he is. He and Eleanor lament about not seeing each other and if you haven’t guessed, I am so not here for them.

I don’t get what Rogers is thinking with regards to Eleanor. He was so adamant about having her see justice and now he is married to her.

I don’t truly believe that Eleanor loves Rogers or has changed. She goes with whoever she thinks will give her Nassau or who is telling her what she wants to hear. She’s continually screwed over three people so why would now be any different.

Rackham, Ann, and Teach

Rackham goes to Ann about leaving to capture Eleanor. Ann isn’t leaving and she doesn’t care what Teach wants. Ann is afraid of finding Max with Eleanor because if she kills Eleanor then Max will be hurt and she doesn’t want to see her hurt.

Rackham sees Rogers leaving and goes to Teach. Rackham wants Teach to follow Rogers ship which is what Rogers wants. They talk about Vane and how he hated sentimentality so he would not be happy with Rackham doing all of this in his name. Rackham wonders if Vane would actually want Eleanor dead or if he’d want them to defeat the governor. Teach decides to pursue the governor.

Flint, Madi, and He Who is Cancelled

Madi is looking regal watching her subjects when Flint sidles up to update her on their plan. Flint accuses Madi of lying about the whereabouts of the Treasure and she says I may or may not have. Flint says she’s trying to overthrow him for Billy. Madi goes off on him and tells him that it’s clear that Billy is in charge and that Flint’s own men look up to Billy. She drops the mike and walks away like a boss.

Later we find ourselves at a Plantation home. Dogs start barking and they prepare for attack. It’s Flint and’em and they’re there for the 200 slaves they talked about last episode. They hope that if they free them that some will join their fight (Madi is the princess of an island of escaped slaves). Flint tells Billy what to do and Billy looks at Flint like “Bitch, who you talking to?” before he leaves.

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Flint tells the sick lady to not shoot and Ruth one of the slaves takes away her gun. Madi comes in saying Ruth’s name and we find out that Ruth knew Mr. Scott. Ruth says the slaves heard they were coming to free them, but that they needed to leave now.

Billy comes in the plantation house with a report, they found a bunch of food in the stores. Madi asks if the doors were locked inside the slave quarters and Billy says yes. Apparently, the owners got upset when Madi took the guns from them last season. The slave owners separated families from each other so that if anyone revolted they would punish their significant others. Flint and Madi want to withdraw and Billy throws a hissy fit. Madi says they have to have simultaneous revolt with some signal if they want the slaves on their side. Flint wants to take Nassau first and Billy says his men will be upset.

Alarms sound because the militia is coming. Flint gives out order and Billy says no. He’s going to hold their position and fight. Madi whistles and her men raise their guns to aim at Billy whose men also raise their guns. Flint tries to make them stand down using his speech skills, but Billy ain’t having it. He yells fire with Madi standing RIGHT THERE and they start fighting and then the militia comes and everybody scatters.

Madi was on fire this episode. She told Flint off effectively bringing to heel for the time being. You can tell even from previous episodes that her people mean a lot to her, but she’s willing to change their whole plan for the people stuck on the plantation.

Flint has found his match in Madi. As with Silver, she tells him exactly what is wrong with him and makes him see sense. Flint is also a long game person. He knows they need the slaves to take Nassau, but they can’t have the slaves until they take Nassau. They’re in a pickle, but Flint is willing to do what it takes for Madi and her people to trust him.

Billy is something else. Although I’m pissed at him, this is in line with his character. Billy has been trying to unseat Flint since Season 1. Everything he does is because he believes it will lead to Flint’s defeat. In this, he is blinded and has let the power go to his head. Instead of listening to Madi, he forces the issue which disbands their group and makes them enemies.

Random Thoughts

  • Seeing Louise Barnes on Outsiders makes me miss Miranda something fierce. She was the only person that was able to stop Flint from imploding and without her he is going to lose.

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Tayci is a mother of 3 boys and a Ravenclaw and a member of #WizardTeam. In her spare time she tries to write, but usually plays Fallout 4 or Tropico 5. You can find her work here and here and you can find her onTwitter and Tumblr @taycibear.