Monday, March 20, 2017

Black Sails 4.8: Flint vs. Long John

Well, so it's come to this, in episode 4.8, and just two remaining for Black Sails: Flint versus Long John.  In general, not surprising, as the whole series has been building up to this.  But still very good to see.

For Flint, it's about money and the revolution that he sees.  For Long John, it's about love.  The reasons almost don't matter.   It's the upcoming confrontation that counts.

Long John's men clearly have the upper hand, fight-wise.  On the other hand, no one can strategize as well as Flint. I'm putting my money on Flint, of course, with Robert Louis Stevenson's novel in my pocket.  And that says Long John will survive, as well.

But, again, the single most interesting scene was in the snow, up in a faraway Philadelphia.  Max and Ann on a bench, with the snow falling softly around them.  And Max telling Ann, in effect, how much she loves her.  And the two holding hands, and Ann not pulling away, as she had earlier.

This leaves Rackham odd-man-out, and indeed, as a real person in history, we know what happened to him.  If we want Ann, another real person, to have some happiness, Max will be the way in the story that continues after the series ends.

In addition to the snow, the scenery on Skull Island was just right and lush and foreboding.  Easy on the eyes, intriguing to the soul, much like Black Sails.

See also: Black Sails 4.1: "True Friends and Mortal Enemies" ... Black Sails 4.2: Bones vs. Flint ... Black Sails 4.3: Decisive Victories and Losses - On Both Sides ... Black Sails 4.4: Chess Game ... Black Sails 4.5: Bold Moves ...Black Sails 4.6: Spanish Horsemen with Lances ... Black Sails 4.7: Jack Rackham and Fake News

See also Black Sails 3.1: Restored ... Black Sails 3.2: Flint vs. Sea ... Black Sails 3.3: Gone Fishin' ... Black Sails 3.4: Mr. Scott's People ... Black Sails 3.5: Alliance ... Black Sails 3.6: The Duel ... Black Sails 3.7: The Blackening of John Silver ... Black Sails 3.8: Whether Vane? ... Black Sails 3.10: Wither Vane ... Black Sails Season 3 Finale: Throckmorton

And see also Black Sails 2.1: Good Combo, Back Story, New Blood ... Black Sails 2.2: A Fine Lesson in Captaining ... Black Sails 2.3: "I Angered Charles Vane" ... Black Sails 2.4: "Fire!" ... Black Sails 2.5: Twist! ... Black Sails 2.6: Weighty Alternatives, and the Medium is the Message on the High Seas ...Black Sails 2.7: The Governor's Daughter and the Gold ... Black Sails 2.9: The Unlikely Hero ... Black Sails Season 2 Finale: Satisfying Literate and Vulgar

And see also Black Sails: Literate and Raunchy Piracy ... Black Sails 1.3: John Milton and Marcus Aurelius ... Black Sails 1.4: The Masts of Wall Street ...Black Sails 1.6: Rising Up ... Black Sails 1.7: Fictions and History ... Black Sails 1.8: Money


pirates of the mind in The Plot to Save Socrates 

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