Besides the fact that this episode was almost identical to most of the other episodes of Pirate Master, it was somewhat enjoyable. I actually rather enjoy the triad of Azmyth, Jay, and Ben. It provides some interesting situations during expeditions, when most of the manpower is on one side. Also, the romance that is blossoming between Joe Don and Nessa is providing some character development, something that I feel Pirate Master is lacking. I was also glad, finally, to see one of the weaker crew members cut adrift. Joy was way too whiny from the start, and it's good to know she won't be slowing anybody else down.
One thing I've been wondering about is how the game is going to work in a few more episodes when there aren't enough pirates left to vote...I think that's gonna be interesting to see what kind of new twists are interjected. Maybe that will break up some of the monotony. Hopefully, since it's now moved to Tuesday, it will have better ratings as well. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.