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Black Sails

Season 1

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 1] I.
Shown 25 Jan 14

This is the story of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ). He is only mentioned in passing in Treasure Island , but he buried the treasure that his former cook, John Silver (Luke Arnold - ), wanted so badly to retrieve.

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 2] II.
Shown 01 Feb 14

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 3] III.
Shown 08 Feb 14

Billy Bones sets Silver with a new task. He must seek out potential mutineers, those who sided with Singleton in the vote against Flint.

Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) has his clue to the route of the Spanish treasure ship. They need another ship to double their chances of success. The obvious source is the man in charge of the fort - Captain Ben Hornigold, an old man with Jacobite sympathies. However, there is another option. Rackham proposes than Flint makes an alliance with his arch-rival Charles Vane.

Eleanor Guthrie oversees the negotiations, and will oversee the agreement. Vane goes along with this, because he wants to get back together with her. After all, she is single ever since Max fled. But did Max really make it to safety off the island?

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 4] IV.
Shown 15 Feb 14

Gates takes command of Vane's old ship, so Billy Bones gets elected Quarter-master of Flint's ship. The first thing they must do is careen the hull. However, the surveyor points out that the beach is not suitable for the task. Silver is not a good cook, and has never barbecued a pig before. The crew are distracted by the f*ck-tent. All in all, this is a disaster is waiting to happen.

Billy starts to listen to the grumblers. Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) is apparently under the thumb of the mysterious Miranda Barlow ( Louise Barnes ).

A week has passed since Eleanor double-crossed Vane and took his ship. He has now become an alkie. Rackham sticks with him, because after losing the pearls he has nowhere else to go. A few other crewmen also stay loyal, but only because they get free goes on Max.

A ship arrives from the Guthrie Trading Company in Boston, Massachussets Colony. This is the source of Eleanor's power - she is the pirates' fence, and her grandfather's company sells the stolen cargos on their trading route along the ports of the thirteen colonies. She wants Captain Burgess to hand over his ship's cannons, He replies that he does not want to end up in a shallow grave near Cambridge. This is a reference to the town where Harvard is based - although it was founded a century earlier by the Regicide, Hugh Peters.

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 5] V.
Shown 22 Feb 14

Flint's ship closes in on the merchant vessel, which is as well-armed as a warship. It has thirty-two guns to protect against pirates, and sixty men to guard the cargo. Flint's accountant is nervous, because he has never been in battle before. Billy Bones tries to give him a pep-talk.

Silver has been left with Eleanor for safe-keeping. Without the support of her family's trading company, her position is untenable. She calls a meeting of the remaining captains, and proposes to start her own company.

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 6] VI.
Shown 01 Mar 14

Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) has boarded the merchant ship, but the Captain has secured the lower decks. We discover why Mr Scott is not among the trusted crew.

Anne Bonney has not had much to do so far. Her part in the story was to be muscle for Rackham. Now she gets to be a major character in her own storyline. She is sick of what's left of her crew having sex with Max , so she plots with Eleanor Guthrie to have them all murdered. Silver gets coerced into the plot.

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 7] VII.
Shown 08 Mar 14

The crew has elected the accountant as the new quartermaster. Billy was lost overboard in a tragic accident, just as his friend was lost in the careening incident. The Bosun is suspicious of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ), who was the last man seen with both of them.

The crew has elected Silver as the new cook.

Rackham is left in charge of the brothel, and is perplexed by its apparent inability to make a profit. Max advises him Set your house in order!

Vane has sailed up the river to a logging camp. The man in charge is the one who haunts his nightmares.

Black Sails Black Sails [Season 1, Episode 8] VIII.
Shown 15 Mar 14

Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) knows the Spanish treasure ship is nearby. But The crew are mutinous dogs! Only John Silver (Luke Arnold - ) is loyal to the Captain. The mutineers are so keen to start trouble that they will sacrifice the other ship to the Spanish rather than try to capture the treasure.

Eleanor Guthrie ( Hannah New ) settles down to running the town in peace. However, Captain Charles Vane - the Ice Nation Prince from The 100: Season 3 - has plans of his own.

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    Season 2

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 1] IX.
    Shown 24 Jan 15

    Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) and John Silver (Luke Arnold - ) have to earn the forgiveness of the crew. Their only option is to take the Spanish ship.

    There is a new Captain on the high seas. His name is Lowe, and he is a brutal thug. Eleanor Guthrie ( Hannah New ) has enough on her plate, getting Captain Charles Vane (Zach McGowan - The 100 ) to attend meetings of the town council.

    In the flashbacks, we learn that Flint was once a Captain in the Royal Navy. Yes, just like that loveable rogue Jones in Once Upon A Time , he is a gamekeeper turned poacher. He befriended another young gentleman, Thomas Hamilton (Rupert Penry-Jones - The Strain ).

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 2] X.
    Shown 31 Jan 15

    Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) and John Silver (Luke Arnold - ) took the Spanish ship. But now they have to earn back their place in the crew.

    There is a new Captain in town. His name is Lowe, and he is a brutal thug. Eleanor Guthrie ( Hannah New ) tries to get Captain Charles Vane (Zach McGowan - The 100 ) on her side.

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 3] XI.
    Shown 07 Feb 15

    Captain Flint (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day ) and John Silver (Luke Arnold - ) get back to Nassau.

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 4] XII.
    Shown 14 Feb 15

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 5] XIII.
    Shown 21 Feb 15

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 6] XIV.
    Shown 28 Feb 15

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 7] XV.
    Shown 07 Mar 15

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 8] XVI.
    Shown 14 Mar 15

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 9] XVII.
    Shown 21 Mar 15

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 2, Episode 10] XVIII.
    Shown 28 Mar 15

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    Season 3

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 1] XIX.
    Shown 23 Jan 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 2] XX.
    Shown 30 Jan 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 3] XXI.
    Shown 06 Feb 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 4] XXII.
    Shown 13 Feb 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 5] XXIII.
    Shown 20 Feb 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 6] XXIV.
    Shown 27 Feb 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 7] XXV.
    Shown 05 Mar 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 8] XXVI.
    Shown 12 Mar 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 9] XXVII.
    Shown 19 Mar 16

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 3, Episode 10] XXVIII.
    Shown 26 Mar 16

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    Season 4

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 1] XXIX.
    Shown 29 Jan 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 2] XXX.
    Shown 05 Feb 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 3] XXXI.
    Shown 12 Feb 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 4] XXXII.
    Shown 19 Feb 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 5] XXXIII.
    Shown 26 Feb 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 6] XXXIV.
    Shown 05 Mar 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 7] XXXV.
    Shown 12 Mar 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 8] XXXVI.
    Shown 19 Mar 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 9] XXXVII.
    Shown 26 Mar 17

    Black Sails Black Sails [Season 4, Episode 10] XXXVIII. (71 min)
    Shown 02 Apr 17