Black Sails

Season 1 Episode 3

III.

15
Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 08, 2014 on Starz
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While Flint and Gates realise they need help to find the Urca de Lima, John and Billy have to increase the crew's morale.  Also, Vane impresses Eleanor and Gates receives a promotion.

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    Jeremy Crutchley

    Jeremy Crutchley

    Morley

    Guest Star

    Mark Elderkin

    Mark Elderkin

    Pastor Lambrick

    Guest Star

    Neels Clasen

    Neels Clasen

    Hamund

    Guest Star

    Patrick Lyster

    Patrick Lyster

    Captain Benjamin Hornigold

    Recurring Role

    Lawrence Joffe

    Lawrence Joffe

    Randall

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    Jannes Eiselen

    Jannes Eiselen

    Dufresne

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Mrs. Barlow gives Richard Guthrie a book by Marcus Aurelius.  This is probably Meditations, a philosophical work about service and duty.

      • Captain Hornigold tells Mr. Gates that he's "not even certain that his men trust him at this stage".  This is a reference to his crew did not liking the fact that he never attacked British-flagged ships. They wanted to raid any ship.  He was replaced as Captain by his crew in November, 1717.

      • Mr. Gates asks Captain Hornigold whether there has been any news from his friends in Edinburgh.


        He replies, "The last I heard, James fled to France. Call him the Pretender now. I promised my men that if they stayed with me, they'd be soldiers again, that they'd be part of a rebel navy fighting a war to restore a rightful king."

        This is a reference to King James II's son, James Stuart.  He is often referred to as "The Pretender" or "The King Over the Water".  This implies that this fictionalised version of Benjamin Hornigold is a Jacobite.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Vane: Are you as surprised as I am that I'm the only one here behaving myself?

      • Captain Hornigold: They're coming to terms with a very uncomfortable truth.
        Gates: And what is that?
        Captain Hornigold: That no matter how many lies we tell ourselves or no matter how many stories we convince ourselves we're part of, we're all just thieves awaiting a noose.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Benjamin Hornogold was an English pirate who operated between 1715 and 1718.  His second in command until 1717 was Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard.


        He received a royal pardon in January, 1718 and became a pirate hunter for the Bahamas Governor.


        He died in late 1719, when his ship his a reef during a hurricane.

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