Gah. I swear, I'm just not gonna pick a favorite character, because he's probably gonna get voted off on the next episode. I'm of course referring to Sean, who got cut adrift in this episode. Kind of sucks, but oh well.
I think I'm gonna do a reality-show type thing, and list all the remaining characters, along with my opinion of them.
Jupiter - There hasn't been a whole lot of development with her, so I'm sort of indifferent. She's a strong competitor, and that's a good thing.
Joe Don - I despised him when he was captain, but now that he's a crew member, he's not that bad. He's a strong competitor, he's always on the frontlines in each of the expeditions. He seems to try to be as fair as possible to the rest of the crew as well.
Louie - Louie is by far the strangest character on the ship. He reminds me of like a midget mountain man, and it's weird. I think he's entirely too enthusiastic about the game, sometimes forgetting that it's a game...but he's a good guy, and he stands for justice and all that. So he's pretty cool.
Jay - Jay is the typical selfish reality show contestant, which is not a good thing at this point in the game. He's basically going to double-cross whoever he can and get as much money as he can. He has no interest or care for anyone whatsoever, he's strictly in it for himself. I wouldn't mind a bit to see him go.
Christa - I hate this stupid, overdramatic beyotch. She doesn't do anything, she's a weak competitor, and she's really ditzy. I hope she gets cut adrift as soon as possible.
Joy - She's one of the weakest competitors as far as expeditions go. And for the other stuff, there's not been a whole lot of development, so I can't say either way. I wouldn't be sad to see her go simply because it would help everyone else get more treasure faster.
Ben - He may be my new favorite character. He's nice, fair, and he seems to be understanding with everyone. He's laid back, and he always goes with the flow...he understands that sometimes it's better that way. He's also a strong competitor.
Laurel - Probably my favorite female character. She's sort of a weak competitor, but I think she's gotten better as the competition has progressed. She's smart, and understands that it's better to be neutral in all the disputes.
Azmyth - Also one of my favorites, Azmyth is funny, easygoing, and a fair and just captain. He does some silly things, and I have to say that the explanation he gave in this episode at Pirate's Court regarding sides didn't make any sense whatsoever...but he's still awesome. I'd like to see him stick around.
Nessa - A ho-bag, straight up. Her flirtatious behavior is how she expects to get everywhere. She's a strong female competitor, and she should rely on that, but instead she just tries to use her good looks to get all the men to not vote her off. Manipulative swine.
Kendra - By far the weakest female contestant, a liability to whatever crew she gets on. Should be voted off fairly soon. But Christa goes first.
That's the way I see it at this stage in the game. Pirate Master is still kind of a guilty pleasure, but I hope it finishes at least one season.