The BEST Episodes of Black Sails

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2019

Network: Starz

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 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.65
2,916 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Robert Levine, Jonathan E. Steinberg

#2 - XVIII.

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 28, 2015

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

star 8.49
2,415 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Heather Bellson


Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 2, 2017

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

star 8.26
2,957 votes
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine

#4 - XXXI

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.22
3,203 votes
Directors: Roel Reiné
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Brad Caleb Kane

#5 - XVII.

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.16
2,314 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writers: Brad Kane

#6 - XXVII

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 19, 2016

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

star 8.16
2,626 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Brad Caleb Kane, Tyler Van Patten

#7 - XXXIV

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 5, 2017

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

star 8.11
3,103 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine

#8 - VIII.

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 15, 2014

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

star 8.10
2,621 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine


Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 26, 2017

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

star 8.06
2,892 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz

#10 - XXXIII

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 26, 2017

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

star 7.98
3,114 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Dan Shotz

#11 - XXV

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.96
2,516 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Marc Berzenski, Josh Rothenberger

#12 - XXIX

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.96
3,336 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writers: Jonathan E. Steinberg, Robert Levine

#13 - XXIII

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.93
2,601 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Robert Levine, Jonathan E. Steinberg

#14 - XXXVI

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.91
2,939 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Jenniffer Castillo, Jillian Molin, Tyler Van Patten

#15 - XIX

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.90
2,768 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Robert Levine, Jonathan E. Steinberg

#16 - XXIV

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2016

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
2,554 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writers: Dan Shotz

#17 - XXXII

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

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

star 7.90
3,086 votes
Directors: Marc Jobst
Writers: Peter Ocko, Michael Russell Gunn

#18 - XXI

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.89
2,637 votes
Directors: Stefan Schwartz
Writers: Dan Shotz, Jonathan E. Steinberg

#19 - XXVI

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.88
2,602 votes
Directors: Stefan Schwartz
Writers: Evan Bleiweiss

#20 - XVI.

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 14, 2015

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

star 7.87
2,281 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum

#21 - XX

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.86
2,583 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writers: Brad Caleb Kane, Jonathan E. Steinberg

#22 - XXXV

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 12, 2017

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
2,999 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writers: Robert Levine, Brad Caleb Kane

#23 - XXII

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.85
2,598 votes
Directors: Steve Boyum
Writers: Lisa Schultz Boyd, Jonathan E. Steinberg

#24 - X.

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2015

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

star 7.83
2,175 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Michael S. Chernuchin

#25 - V.

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2014

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 7.82
2,785 votes
Directors: Marc Munden
Writers: Doris Egan