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That is a really good point. I can now see how Silver's next major arc could be him being torn between staying loyal to his crew, or to take his cut from Max and try to abscond with it. That would be a great way to further develop his character

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I'm sure someone like Flint would definitely consider that in actuality, but I can't think of anyway that this particular lie could come back to get Silver. Both conspirators are dead, he saved the crew by cutting the forestay, he's voted quartermaster without even trying, and now he has the men's love (caring for him and his bashed to shit leg) loyalty (I LOVE the way Billy said, "That's our brother you've got, let him go!" and even used the ruckus to jack the keys. Awesome!) and their respect (being trusted as quartermaster) Silver is actually in a very, very good postition. I can't help but to think of the way Wendell used his injury to gain favor without having to do shit. It is all so fitting. This show really is written incredibly well

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Ya, he was always opportunistic and duplicitous to the end in the Tresure Island, wonder when his parrot will come into play

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I'm a hurdy gurdy, "wowwwwwwwww wawwwwwww wa wow wow wow. na nana na na nu nah nah naw, nu na naw nuh noww noww noww, na nana na na da da dah da!!"

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Would it be pirateyyy or piratical? or pirate-like?

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And... That theme song though!!!! When I played basketball in highschool, we use to listen to the same songs in the locker room before games and get pumped up by bashing our heads into lockers, moshing, and just going primal. But imagine if you were a pirate back in the day and somehow they had CD players and a sound system. That 'hurdy gurdy" jam would be PERFECT to listening to while creeping up on a helpless shipping vessel, raising the BLACK, and preparing to literall jump from your ship to theres, gain control of the ship) however that plays out and if it's Vane or Flint, then it would probably be best to just hand everything over and try not looking them in the eye, and then shit goes down, and WAR with nowhere to run except the ocean floor. Those times were specifically tailored to psychopaths and sociopaths, as well as opportunists and war vets, very dangerous people, but people nonetheless

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AWESOME!!!! That's what TV should be about!! Couple things that stood out for me was James completely transforming into Captain Flint, and forever shedding any remnants of McGraw.
When Silver was getting his leg chopped off, that scene was mixed with Charles Town being utterly destroyed. I saw it as a metaphor for "cutting the final tie with England" because I really, really don't think an infamous pirate will ever be able to dock and just mosey on up to the governor's house, pretty sure they would be shot without question now.
I didn't see Hornigold, but historically he became a sell-out pirate hunter POS, so he'll get his recumpence (sp) (no idea how to spell that word, that but I know it fits) I think Eleanor will somehow get her revenge on him, in good ole Guthrie short-sighted scheming and end up suffering the unforseen consequences of whatever she does. And even though, Vane has showed himself to be nearly as cunning as he is vicious, I doubt he'll make an attempt to save Eleanor, as he did Flint.
Which brings me to Eleanor. When Max saw that bagged face lady hanging in the streets, I thought for a second that perhaps this was the most creative way of killing off a MAJOR character. No drawn out execution, no trial, just BOOM. Oh shit! There's Eleanor, and she's dead with a bag on her face making her just a anonymous pirate with no identity.
I've been rooting for Vane all of both seasons. He was the real histoical pirate that encapsulates piracy perfectly. He's cunning, brutal, vicious, and he even though he can love, he can turn that love into brutality if he's crossed. I'm having trouble figuring out Vane's moral compass. He definitely has one, as Ned Lowe definitely did NOT have one.
Im so glad this show is being recognized rightfully for it's brilliant writing and character development. All the plot lines came together, except for the purposely set up new ones that will unfold next season.
Last but not least, casting Ray Stevenson for Blackbeard is the BEST choice they could've ever made. When he portrayed Titus Pullo in Rome, I absolutely loved him and he stole the show just as much as James Purefoy's iconic portrayal of Marc Antony, but Blackbeard isn't just another pirate to be thrown into the mix, he's a FORCE that will effect everybody. I know there was a historical moment where Vane's crew and Blackbeard's crew all hung out and...well...partied like pirates on the beach of Nassua. Well! Gratitude STARZ and all the minds and actors behind the show! Thanks for the brilliant 10 weeks of entertainment! Can't wait for next year!!

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Silver is in the clear. The two guys he was working with are now dead and he pawned off his betrayal on Vincent to break the new to Flint, so Silver is actually in a pretty good spot; all things considered. Luke Arnold has some peg-leg training to do if he's gunna be able to hop around as gracefully as he was portrayed in Treasure Island

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This show is getting more and more boring. Penny is pretty useless now, I can't stand her hair, her stupid reactions to jokes she's not involved, and her one-liners that are so contrived and overdone. I miss the old Penny big time

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Well said, I agree and I hope they continue to venture back into the "darkside" of everone's psyche and capabilities. It's been kinda light on the heart ripping and neck snapping lately