The Best Episodes of Black Sails

Last Updated: Mar 9, 2018

The pirate adventure Black Sails centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island”. Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his crew who goes by the name John Silver. Threatened with extinction on all sides, they fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.



Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.66
2,797 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
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#2 - XVIII.

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 8.49
2,289 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.26
2,803 votes
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#4 - XXXI

Season 4 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.23
3,068 votes
Directors: Roel Reiné
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#5 - XVII.

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 8.16
2,183 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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#6 - XXVII

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 8.15
2,510 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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#7 - XXXIV

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 8.11
2,968 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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#8 - VIII.

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.10
2,483 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
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Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.05
2,754 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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#10 - XXXIII

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 7.99
2,976 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
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#11 - XXV

Season 3 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.96
2,390 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
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#12 - XXIX

Season 4 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.96
3,188 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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#13 - XXIII

Season 3 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.94
2,475 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
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#14 - XXXVI

Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.91
2,802 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
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#15 - XIX

Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.90
2,642 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
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#16 - XXIV

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.90
2,427 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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#17 - XXXII

Season 4 - Episode 4

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

star 7.90
2,951 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
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#18 - XXI

Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.89
2,516 votes
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#19 - XXVI

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.89
2,478 votes
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#20 - XVI.

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.87
2,155 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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#21 - XX

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.86
2,467 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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#22 - XXXV

Season 4 - Episode 7

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

star 7.86
2,861 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
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#23 - XXII

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.86
2,487 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
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#24 - V.

Season 1 - Episode 5

Bonny confesses. Rackham makes a life-altering decision. Richard forces Eleanor's hand. A chess match is organized for Flint and the Walrus crew.

star 7.83
2,638 votes
Directors: Marc Munden
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#25 - X.

Season 2 - Episode 2

Flint gives Dufresne some advice. Silver must make himself indispensable. Eleanor is asked to depose a captain. Rackham gets ambitious.

star 7.83
2,041 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
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