Black Sails

The BEST episodes of Black Sails

Every episode of Black Sails ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Black Sails!

"Black Sails" is a pirate adventure that centers on the infamous mythos of Captain Flint, who has a reputation throughout the West Indies as being the most brilliant, most feared of all the Golden Age pirates. It's 1715, and as Flint fights for the survival of New Providence Island, a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers. In the wake of threats from British and Spanish forces, he aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure his people's survival. But standing in the way are rival captains, Eleanor's intrusive father, and perhaps the bigger obstacle of all: John Silver, a young, fast-talking, authority-flouting sailor recently added to Flint's crew.

Last Updated: 10/17/2022Network:Starz
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XXVIII.
star
8.65
3286 votes

#1 - XXVIII.

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/26/2016

Rogers and his forces come for the pirates. Rackham and Bonny face impossible odds. Silver demands answers from Flint. Billy crowns a king.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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XVIII.
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8.40
3015 votes

#2 - XVIII.

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/28/2015

Flint acquires an unlikely ally. Vane's crew seeks a sea change. Silver makes a sacrifice.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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XXXVIII.
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8.27
3273 votes

#3 - XXXVIII.

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/2/2017

Flint makes a final push to topple England. Silver seals his fate. Rackham confronts Rogers. Nassau is changed forever.

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XXVII.
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8.13
3013 votes

#4 - XXVII.

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/19/2016

Eleanor puts everything on the line to save Rogers. Billy recruits allies. Flint and Silver prepare for war.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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XXXI.
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8.13
3524 votes

#5 - XXXI.

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/12/2017

Max has a run-in with the law; Rogers reckons with the past; Flint and Madi come to an understanding; and Long John Silver returns.

Directors: Roel Reiné
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XVII.
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8.10
3012 votes

#6 - XVII.

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/2015

Flint and Miranda come to grips with their past. Bonny makes clear her intentions to Rackham. Vane collects a huge prize. Eleanor issues a declaration of war.

Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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XXXIV.
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8.08
3379 votes

#7 - XXXIV.

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/5/2017

Nassau is delivered; Silver makes a painful amends; Madi and Flint are separated; Rogers searches for Eleanor.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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XXXVII.
star
8.02
3203 votes

#8 - XXXVII.

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/26/2017

Silver and his men hunt for Flint on Skeleton Island. Madi receives an offer. Billy casts his lot.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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XXXIII.
star
7.95
3393 votes

#9 - XXXIII.

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/26/2017

Silver takes Flint's life in his hands; Billy drives a wedge; Eleanor risks everything; Rogers makes a stunning appeal.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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VIII.
star
7.92
3886 votes

#10 - VIII.

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/15/2014

The hunt for the Urca begins. Things change for Eleanor. Bonny and Rackham are haunted by their past sins.

Directors: T.J. Scott
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XXV.
star
7.91
2876 votes

#11 - XXV.

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/5/2016

Flint and Silver return to Nassau, and a legend is born. A change in terms put Rackham and Bonny in jeopardy. Vane's mission evolves. Eleanor confides in Rogers.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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XXVI.
star
7.88
3009 votes

#12 - XXVI.

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/12/2016

Rogers comes under attack while moving a prisoner. Violence erupts on the Walrus. Silver and Madi are put to a test. Billy sees a new role for himself in the coming battle.

Directors: Stefan Schwartz
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XXIX.
star
7.87
3693 votes

#13 - XXIX.

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/29/2017

The invasion of Nassau results in catastrophe, while Teach and Rackham look to avenge the death of Charles Vane and Eleanor gets acclimated to her new role.

Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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XXIII.
star
7.86
3059 votes

#14 - XXIII.

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/20/2016

Facing certain death, Silver pushes Flint to take action. Teach shows Vane a way forward. A new threat puts Eleanor and Rogers on notice. Max makes her play.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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XXXVI.
star
7.85
3240 votes

#15 - XXXVI.

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/19/2017

A rescue plan threatens to divide Flint and Silver. The true price of freedom becomes apparent to Max. Rackham seeks his prey. The Walrus enters uncharted territory.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
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XXI.
star
7.85
3139 votes

#16 - XXI.

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/6/2016

Stranded at sea, Flint pushes Silver to his limit. As Nassau prepares to repel an invasion, Rackham takes the reins, while Max gets her house in order. To stave off defeat, Vane makes a difficult choice.

Directors: Stefan Schwartz
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XIX.
star
7.85
3259 votes

#17 - XIX.

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/23/2016

Flint and his crew wage war against the world. Eleanor receives an offer of clemency. Vane objects to Rackham's methods. One of Nassau's most notorious returns.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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XXXII.
star
7.84
3449 votes

#18 - XXXII.

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/19/2017

Violence engulfs Nassau; Silver demands answers from Billy; Eleanor comes to Max's aid; Bonny and Rackham endure hell.

Directors: Marc Jobst
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XXIV.
star
7.82
2962 votes

#19 - XXIV.

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/27/2016

Flint challenges Teach over the future of piracy. Rogers makes an arrest. Rackham finds new purpose. Madi comes to Silver's aid.

Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writer: Dan Shotz
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XVI.
star
7.79
3053 votes

#20 - XVI.

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/2015

Flint and Miranda prepare for the worst. Silver has his eyes opened. Eleanor discovers Max's secret. Vane makes his move.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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XXXV.
star
7.79
3253 votes

#21 - XXXV.

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/12/2017

Flint urges caution on an angry Silver. Max leads Rackham and Bonny up river. Billy locates a survivor. Rogers learns the truth.

Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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XXII.
star
7.79
2972 votes

#22 - XXII.

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/13/2016

Civilization returns to Nassau, and sets its sights on Vane. Flint, Silver and Billy encounter a new enemy. Rackham takes a stand against his crew. Scott finds his place in the new regime.

Directors: Steve Boyum
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XX.
star
7.78
3083 votes

#23 - XX.

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/30/2016

The Walrus crew battles the elements. Teach and Rackham have a disagreement. Rogers and Eleanor set terms for their partnership. Bonny fears for her future with Max.

Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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XXX.
star
7.78
3443 votes

#24 - XXX.

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/5/2017

Flint gives in to Billy's authority; Eleanor has a plan for Rogers; Silver turns to an unlikely source for help; Max is put on notice.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
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XI.
star
7.73
3002 votes

#25 - XI.

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/7/2015

Flint returns to Nassau and encounters a dilemma; Eleanor turns to an unlikely source for help; Rackham works to restore his reputation; Vane gets an unexpected prize.

Directors: Stefan Schwartz
Writer: Brad Kane
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