Black Sails: Season 1 Episode 1 I.

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After the ship he is on is captured by Captain Flint, John Silver joins their crew.

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Black Sails (2014-2017)


Captain Flint - Toby Stephens

Eleanor Guthrie - Hannah New

John Silver - Luke Arnold

Max - Jessica Parker Kennedy

Billy Bones - Tom Hopper

Captain Charles Vane - Zach McGowan

Rackham - Toby Schmitz

Anne Bonny - Clara Paget

Gates - Mark Ryan

Mr. Scott - Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Richard Guthrie - Sean Cameron Michael

Singleton - Anthony Bishop

Randall - Lawrence Joffe

Dufresne - Jannes Eiselen

Logan - Dylan Skews

Idelle - Lise Slabber

Joshua - Richard Lukunku

Captain Parrish - Graham Hopkins

Joji - Winston Chong

Captain Hume - David Dukas

Dr. Howell - Alistair Moulton Black

Morley - Jeremy Crutchley

Ship's Cook - Joe Vaz

Fisher - Russ McCarroll

First Mate 1 - Rob Coutts

Gaunt Man - Godfrey Johnson

Mosiah - Ernest Ndlovu

Sanderson - Paul Snodgrass

Levi - Eddy Ngomba Kalonji

Boatswain - Pierre Malherbe

Peter the Repeater - Dan Hirst

Servant - Kyle Isaacs


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Detailed Synopsis

"1715 West Indies, The Pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis. Enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own...war against the world."

As a merchant ship is being attacked by The Walrus, the Boatswain tells Captain Parrish that the Walrus is catching up to them and they should surrender. Parrish tells Peter the Repeater to yell to have the gun crews at the ready. The Ship's Cook sneaks into the great cabin and tears a page out of the Captain's Log. He goes into the storeroom and as he is shutting the door, John Silver barges in. The Ship's Cook calls Silver a coward and tells him the ship that is chasing them is Captain Flint's ship. He says that ship's cooks are in short supply and he will be spared. A cannonball rips through the ship and the page the Ship's Cook tore out falls from his clothes and Silver comments on it. The Walrus catches up to the merchant ship and Parrish tells his men to fall back. He and a few others run to a cabin and he tells First Mate 1 to close the door. First Mate 1 tells him that Fisher is still outside and Parrish ignores him and closes the door. Fisher runs to the door and begs to be let in, but is shot dead. A barrel rolls towards the door and explodes and most of the remaining sailors on the merchant ship are killed. Joshua and Joji charge into the room and start killing sailors. Parrish shoots at Singleton, but instead kills his own man and as Singleton is about to kill Parrish, Flint stops him.

Gates is walking through the merchant ship telling the pirates what to pillage when Joshua tries to scare him. Gates comes to a door that is blocked and when he breaks it down, finds Silver inside and the Ship's Cook dead. Silver offers to join the crew and says he is very good cook. Singleton makes a speech to the captured sailors telling them that their true enemy is Parrish. Gates tells Billy Bones that Silver wants to join the crew. Gates relays to Dufresne what they found on the merchant ship and Dufresne tallies up what they can sell and tells Gates that each pirate will only make 8 dollars. Flint shows Gates the Captain's Log, but Gates notices the page with the schedule is torn out. Dr. Howell tells Flint that Mr. Duffy has died. Singleton is about to torture Parrish when Gates pulls him away and Flint asks Parrish where the schedule is. Parrish tells him that he doesn't know and the pirates are forced to flee when the Royal Navy ship The Scarborough is spotted. Randall is petting Betsy when Billy introduces Silver to him. Gates tells Flint that Singleton has the votes to remove him as captain. The pirates land at Nassau on New Providence Island and Logan tells Silver that Nassau belongs to the pirates.

Silver and Logan unload the stolen items to be taken to Richard Guthrie. Gaunt Man walks up to Silver and demands he meet Blackbeard. Silver is then taken to a room and is brought to "Blackbeard" who is a prostitute with a lot of hair below. He is then pleasured by Max, Idelle and some other prostitutes. Gates goes up to Mr. Scott and tells him that he needs to speak to Eleanor Guthrie. Elanor walks out of her office and tells the room full of pirates that she won't help anyone that runs away from the navy. Sanderson calls her a cunt and when Eleanor finds out how much Sanderson's captain brought in, she ignores the insult and calls Sanderson an earner. Gates tells Eleanor about Singleton trying to take over as captain and asks for a loan. Mr. Scott doesn't think Eleanor should give Gates the money, but Eleanor agrees to give him the money. Flint and Billy go to Harbour Island to see Richard. They are let inside by the Servant and Flint finds out from Billy that the crew thinks he is weak. Max finds the page and asks Silver why it is so important. Gates goes to see Mosiah and tries to convince him to vote for Flint. As Gates is leaving Mosiah's hut, he is spotted by Rackham and Rackham goes and tells Singleton.

Silver sneaks onto The Walrus with Max's help and starts searching through Flint's books. Flint tells Richard about Vasquez who had sailed with La Casa del Contracion in Seville. Vasquez was tasked with getting an escort for the L'Urca de Lime, the largest cargo ship in existence. Silver finds Parrish's Captain's Log and the sheet he has matches the one missing in the log. Flint asks Richard to help him recreate the information from the stolen page, but Richard refuses. Flint grabs him by the arm and starts to break Richard's fingers and Billy pulls his pistol on Flint. Captain Hume suddenly arrives with two seamen and asks Richard what sort of business he is conducting with Flint. Richard lies and says Flint is a sugar merchant and Hume orders Flint, Billy and Richard taken into custody and Billy grabs one of the seamen's rifles and the seaman fires, hitting Richard in the shoulder. Flint then grabs Hume and slams his face into the table and Billy knocks the other seaman unconscious. Singleton confronts Mosiah, who is with Levi, and is upset that he is now going to back Flint. As Mosiah and Levi are walking away, they are stopped by Rackham and Anne Bonny. Anne kills Levi and Captain Charles Vane steps out from the shadows. Joshua tells Gates that Mosiah was murdered and he, Gates, Eleanor and Mr. Scott go to where Joshua found Mosiah's body and he tells them that Mosiah's last word was Vane. Eleanor confronts Vane and punches him in the face and he punches her back.

She threatens that if Flint doesn't win the vote then she will stop selling his cargo. He reminds her that Richard is the one who sells his cargo and warns her never to challenge him in front of his crew again. Flint and Billy put Richard on a boat and Billy gets angry with Flint for lying to the crew. Flint tells Billy that a war with civilization is coming. They arrive at The Walrus and Gates tells Flint that the crew has gathered to vote on who will be captain. Flint speaks to the crew that includes Morley and apologizes for their small hauls and tells them the truth of what they have been chasing. He says that a crew member discovered their plans and betrayed them and accuses Singleton of being that person. Gates tells Singleton that he has a choice, a trial or combat and Singleton chooses combat. Flint and Singleton fight and Flint ends up beating Singleton to death. Flint seemingly pulls a piece of paper from Singelton's pockets and hands it to Billy to read. Billy opens the page, which is blank and lies to the crew and says it is the stolen page. Flint tells the crew that he will make them rich and they cheer him. Idelle tells Max that Rackham is waiting for her and Max tells Rackham that she has something that he might want to buy.