Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (70)

  • Tom: Now, Mr. Gadd, it's no small presumption on my part to dismember the image of God. I therefore need your affirmative before proceeding.

  • Tim: Where are we?
    Tom: The Devil's Dominion.

  • Tom: Fine morning.
    Kate: Indeed. Although I see it finds you in shackles.

  • Kate: But it's vital any servant of mine conduct himself properly. I hope you're not prone to unseemly conduct, Mr. Lowe.
    Tom: Well, I believe there's nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so.
    Kate: Then you've washed up on the right island.

  • Tim: This is the kingdom of a madman.
    Tom: Then hold your tongue, or a madman will have it.

  • Blackbeard: Here's my creed. I suspect that God is a clockmaker. He wound Creation up and now he sits back and watches it unwind, whether to his pleasure or otherwise is any man's guess.
    Tom: That's a cold theology. And is there room for a Devil in it?
    Blackbeard: Of course. The Devil is an Englishman.
    Tom: Are you not an Englishman?
    Blackbeard: No longer.
    Tom: Then what?
    Blackbeard: A fellow who no longer wishes to be governed, inspected, indoctrinated, preached, taxed, stamped, measured, judged, condemned, hanged, or shot. I'm not the Devil, Mr. Lowe. I have cast out the Devil, that deprived distinction between rich and poor, great and small, master and valet, governor and governed.

  • Tom: I don't fear death, Commodore.
    Blackbeard: If Mr. Nightingale dies, I'm afraid death is what you'll be pleading for, and it is exactly what you will not be granted. Not all those unflattering legends about me are untrue.

  • Jagger: Very well. Go to the arms of your degenerate god, you unfathered bitch.

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Notes (14)

  • The series is based on Colin Woodard's The Republic of Pirates.

  • The series is filmed in Puerto Rico.

  • Hugh Laurie was originally approached to play Blackbeard, but dropped out and John Malkovitch took on the role.

  • International Airdates:
    Canada: May 30, 2014 on Global

  • International Airdates:
    Canada: June 6, 2014 on Global

  • International Airdates:
    Canada: June 13, 2014 on Global

  • International Airdates:
    Canada: June 28, 2014 on Global

  • International Airdates:
    Canada: July 4, 2014 on Global

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Trivia (1)

  • When¬†Selima's men begin to torture Tom, they gag him with a loose rag that hangs down. But when Tim returns with Blackbeard, the gag has now been neatly rolled up and placed in Tom's mouth.

Allusions (2)

  • Nenna: The quality of mercy is not strained. It dropeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes the throned monarch better than his crown.
    Referencing Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, quoting Portia's address to the court from Act IV, Scene 1.

  • Jagger: Tom Lowe, back from the undiscovered country.
    Referencing Shakespeare's Hamlet, quoting Hamlet's soliloquy from Act III, Scene 1.

    But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country from whose bourn
    No traveller returns, puzzles the will
    And makes us rather bear those ills we have
    Than fly to others that we know not of?