Black Sails: XVIII
March 28, 2015 6:59 PM - Season 2, Episode 10 - Subscribe

In the Season 2 finale, Flint acquires an unlikely ally; Vane's crew seeks a sea change; and Silver makes a sacrifice.
posted by Catblack (7 comments total)
The most satisfying season finale I've seen in a long time. From the moment we saw the character, before he started stamping his foot this season, you've known John Silver was going to lose a leg. But to see how it happens and to see the crew go from hating him at the start of the season to gathering round to hold him down was amazing. That Jack and Anne got that golden moment on the ship -- two of them, really... incredible. Daring escapes, pirate treachery and solidarity, that ending with the governor. I really think this is one of the best shows on tv right now.

I even 'liked' the show on facebook today. And it seems they've cast a Blackbeard for next season!
posted by Catblack at 8:19 PM on March 28, 2015

Just finished watching, and you're right, that was extremely satisfying. I've marveled for a while how this show was structured, how everything sprung from the desire for the Spanish gold. Literally, everything we've seen has had that looming in the background and sometimes the foreground.

But now it's back in Nassuu, in a most unexpected manner and it really is going to change everything. It already has. Racham, Anne and Max are now the power trio on the island and within that, it's Max vs those two. Meanwhile, a pissed off Flint is headed there and the gold he risked so much for is in someone else's hands.

I can not wait for Season 3.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:01 PM on March 29, 2015

I barely made it through the first season of this show, because I signed on for high-seas adventures and got a near-totality of interminable captain elections.

This season has been a very pleasant surprise, indeed.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 10:14 PM on March 29, 2015 [2 favorites]

Same here - I found season 1 so-so, but this season was much better, and the finale was very satisfying. I'm excited for season 3 !
posted by motdiem2 at 6:34 AM on March 30, 2015

I have way too many ~*FEELINGS*~ about this series, ugh, it is my new Spartacus.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:44 PM on March 30, 2015

I signed on for high-seas adventures and got a near-totality of interminable captain elections.

That's probably how the pirates felt too!
posted by vibratory manner of working at 12:28 PM on April 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

Damn but that was a satisfying season and finale. Vane and Flint are an item somewhere in the nether reaches of the interwebs, aren't they? They make a good team. I'm looking forward to when it falls apart.

Of all the brutal killings and backstabbings, Miranda's murder was the most surprising. Sure reconciliation wasn't going to happen but not this way. Good payoff though as I remember the question being raised as to who could have betrayed her husband. It seemed like a throwaway line.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:07 PM on April 22, 2015

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