Stede Bonnet's career as "The Gentleman Pirate" may represent the worst midlife crisis in history. In 1717, Bonnet, a retired British army major with a large plantation in Barbados, abandoned his family and fortune, bought a ship, and joined the infamous Blackbeard for a life, albeit a brief one, of piracy on the high seas.
While Stede attempts to reenter his old life, Blackbeard tends to a wounded heart.
Blackbeard and Stede attend a fancy party. Oluwande and Frenchie embrace false identities. Izzy and Lucius go head-to-head.
Stede and crew stage a spectacle. Blackbeard struggles to carry out his plan.
As the threat of attack looms, Blackbeard and Stede finally meet. Jim fields questions from an overly curious crew.
Stede (a.k.a. “The Gentleman Pirate”) conducts business in the Republic of Pirates. Oluwande and Jim face their past.