Black Sails: Season 2 (2015)

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Air date: Jan 24, 2015

In the Season 2 premiere, Flint and Silver go before the crew to face judgment; Vane revels in his new position on the island; Max confronts Bonny; and Eleanor is faced with a new threat.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2015

Flint offers advice to Dufresne; Silver attempts to make himself indispensable; Eleanor is requested to depose a captain; and Rackham turns ambitious.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2015

Flint encounters a problem upon returning to Nassau; an unlikely source provides Eleanor with help; Rackham tries to repair his reputation; Vane discovers a surprising prize.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2015

Flint lays down the law to Vane; Eleanor makes an important decision; Rackham sees what Max can do; and Silver reconnects with an old matey.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2015

Miranda endeavors to save the island; Eleanor sees old wounds reopened; Rackham is on the scent of a secret; and Vane is forced to take matters into his own hands.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2015

Eleanor mediates a peace; Rackham learns a hard lesson; Flint goes back on a promise; and Bonny goes out of control.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2015

Max surveys the aftermath of a massacre; news from the outside world impacts Flint and Silver; Eleanor takes a risk that she hopes secures her future; Bonny comes to a crossroads; and Dufresne provokes Billy to act.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2015

Flint and Miranda prepare for a tough go of it; Silver becomes enlightened; Eleanor learns Max's secret; and Vane makes a move.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2015

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

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Air date: Mar 28, 2015

In the Season 2 finale, Flint acquires an unlikely ally; Vane's crew seeks a sea change; and Silver makes a sacrifice.

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Series 2 of the swashbuckling adventure about brutal pirates begins with Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and the Walrus crew stranded on an island while Spanish soldiers guard the treasure from the Urca de Lima. As a result, Flint devises a plan to sneak aboard the ship and launch an attack. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Hannah New) struggles to maintain her hold at Nassau when the deadly Ned Low (Tadhg Murray) and his equally vicious crew arrive. Elsewhere, Rackham (Toby Schmitz) tries to restore his reputation after being labeled a "crew-killer," and Vane (Zach McGowan) holds a new position at the fort on New Providence, where he braces for an assault led by a familiar face.

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Critic Reviews for Black Sails Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The stories are intricate enough to hold attention, but not too intricate. The action, which always supersedes the chatter, is the thing, and here it's something to see indeed.

Jan 22, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's worth watching just to see this expertly constructed story build towards a bombshell that, for once, really does change everything.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Sails may be full of pirates and prostitutes, but it's really about striving for respect, whether from an unruly crew or from polite society.

Jan 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Essentially this is pirate drama quite unlike any other. As one of the more willing ladies says to a conquest: "You're so full of surprises."

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The cinematography is a beautiful as ever, the costumes - already good - have improved, and the real history of pirates isn't being entirely ignored. And now we love these characters and can hardly wait to see what trouble they'll get into next.

Jan 29, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, this was a very strong episode to start the second season. Some wonderful performances all around and the writing was as wonderful as ever.

Jan 26, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Black Sails gave us quite a hearty premiere. There were no real signs or seeds of, perhaps, the full scope of Season 2 that I could tell but perhaps this year's run is best spent simply expanding upon the themes that were already previously set.

Jan 26, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The drama is bolder and sharper than ever, and it's become the crowd pleaser it has always meant to be.

Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sails: Season 2

  • Dec 21, 2020
    Best to avoid, historical revisionism, boring plot. One of the pirates has way too much plastic surgery (cheek fillers) looks like an alien
  • Dec 02, 2020
    You know, the ship scenes are so good it keeps you going during some of the horrendously boring scenes on land. The female characters are such humorless nags you can't wait for the guys to get away. How bout more adventure on the high seas and less hen pecked simps.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    This series is increasingly impressing me. This series is very tense and spectacular or even time and is developing very well. I really like the roles of Toby Stephens (Captain Flint) and Zach McGowan (Captain Vane) and the action isn't even talked about. I recommend it to anyone who loves action and pirates
  • Nov 23, 2020
    This series is a masterpiece, this one is much better than the first, it is just a spectacular season, it reminded me of Game Of Thrones (which for now remains my number one !!!)
  • Nov 23, 2020
    I'm surprised, this season is better than the first !!! This series is getting better since battle scenes, violent scenes, more betrayals among other things ... in conclusion it is like Game of Thrones but with pirates and I liked it.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Entretenida, dinamica, dialogos entrelos personajes buenisimos
  • Jun 26, 2020
    Great series and original story. Sadly, as in many recent series, there is an inclusive element that spoils the 'historical feeling', by in this case, too much gay elements. The whole cast of key-players is involved in homosexual relationships. I don't oppose this in itself, but by putting the emphasis on it, it appears overly activist. One can wonder why tv-makers have the tendency to lecture audience on identity politics.
  • May 30, 2019
    After a somewhat slower season 1 season 2 is where things get really good. If you're not hooked so far give up. If you like it so far - prepare for season 3!
  • May 07, 2019
    Great storytelling and adventure with fictional characters sharing the space with the legends of the golden age of pirates. The overarching doom inching closer every minute whilst our antagonists and protagonists squabble and switch sides and roles with every throw of the dice. Quite compelling to watch.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Like "game of thrones" with pirates - i love it!!!

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