Black Sails: Season 3 (2016)

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Episodes

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XIX
Air date: Jan 23, 2016
2
XX
Air date: Jan 30, 2016
3
XXI
Air date: Feb 6, 2016
4
Air date: Feb 13, 2016
5
Air date: Feb 20, 2016
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Air date: Feb 27, 2016
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XXV
Air date: Mar 5, 2016
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Air date: Mar 12, 2016
9
Air date: Mar 19, 2016
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Air date: Mar 26, 2016

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After Charles Town, the world is left terrified of Captain Flint and John Silver may be the only man able to help. Meanwhile, since the departure of Eleanor Guthrie, Jack Rackham and Captain Charles Vane face the challenge of securing Nassau for the ages. But there's an even bigger, more powerful danger about to rear its ugly head.

Cast

Toby Stephens
as Capt. Flint
Luke Arnold
as John Silver
Zach McGowan
as Capt. Charles Vane
Toby Schmitz
as Rackham
Hannah New
as Eleanor Guthrie
Clara Paget
as Anne Bonny
Tom Hopper
as Billy Bones
Mark Ryan
as Gates
Ray Stevenson
as Blackbeard
Luke Roberts
as Woodes Rogers
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Critic Reviews for Black Sails Season 3

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At the last, we are left with the beginnings of the Brethren Courty, pirates around the table. Before them is war. And the Legend of Long John Silver.

Mar 20, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I like when a show knows what it is and works to amplify its themes while working within the constraints of its originally established world.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Black Sails is quickly evolving from a series that was just something fun to watch on a Saturday night, to one of the better dramas on television.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Black Sails kicked off its third season with a darkened, changed Flint, a peg-legged Silver, an incarcerated Eleanor, and -- as this year's grand pirate entry -- Blackbeard.

Jan 25, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sails: Season 3

  • May 30, 2019
    The 3rd and by far the best season of Black Sails. Everything 10/10. This is quality and entertaining TV. Vikings, GoT, any series that are a bit similar and drop the ball somewhere along - THIS is what delivering looks like! All plots and stories connect perfectly and the battles are epic.
  • May 07, 2019
    Fantastic follow up to the previous season. We finally see the birth of Long John Silver as someone capable of matching and even outsmarting Flint. Toby Stevens delivers another tour de force and this time Zach Mcgowan as time to sink his teeth into his own character's journey other than being a tough guy.
  • Jul 25, 2018
    Best show on TV in years! Criminally underwatched.
  • Jul 10, 2018
    Like "game of thrones" with pirates - i love it!!!
  • Apr 19, 2018
    The show continues its great roll, it brings in a new plot, theme, and characters which only increases the stakes in an appropriate manner. This is the season where the pirates come together to fight against the British Empire and legends are made. Black Beard & Governor Woodes Rogers are introduced and the turning of Silver into Long John Silver was truly a marvel.
  • Sep 13, 2017
    Una serie eccezionale, stavolta oltre alle scene in mate ed ai perfetti costumi anche grandi scene di guerra e soprattutto dialoghi degni di Amleto! Una trama matura appassionante Games of thrones dei Pirati
  • May 15, 2017
    Black Sails it’s getting darker and grittier. Every character that once brought some witty humor is now serious and hardened. The best part of the show is actually the change that the characters are going through, the exploration of what being a leader and being responsible for the others means. Season three does not fail - the piraty-atmosphere is still convincing and well conveyed - but sure it falls short compared to the previous season. After all, it was hard to improve the show after the top quality reached in the season two finale.
  • May 13, 2017
    I liked so mucho how the concept of greys is showed. Any person is a good or bad person, just take their own decisions
  • Apr 04, 2017
    More action, more characthers and more of everything that i wanted black sails to deliver.
  • Feb 20, 2017
    Pirates have held the fascination with public for hundreds of years. There been several scholarly examinations of this phenomena but the general conclusion appears to be that regular, law-abiding people enjoy living vicariously with the lawless men and women preying upon sailing ships weaker in armament yet laden with valuable cargo. Occasionally this is referred to as the ‘Walter Mitty syndrome’; where a milquetoast individual can imagine himself a man of action, unbound by the laws of the nations. In a fashion similar to audiences and saturation with gangster movies the fact that the apparent protagonist of the stories was criminals considered rape, murder, and torture in a necessary part of their vocation. Could very well be that the collective action of these groups is so heinous and beyond the comprehension of a regular citizen that it becomes a form of psychological protection to validate them into a form of fictionalized entertainment. One of the latest forays into the world piracy has been a series on the Starz premium cable network, ‘Block Sails,' created to serve as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel ‘Treasure Island.' There are some historical influences in the story lines and character development that are expected to withstand historical scrutiny. This situation is common to many historically based dramas.there was a considerable of the dramatic license has taken, and while some facts may be fairly accurately portrayed, as a whole the series is intended for entertainment not a documentary in any shape or form. This network may have entered the competition for a regional programming on the upper tier of your cable’s programming lineup, but they have already established themselves as a serious contender, particularly in the action/adventure genre instructed upon historical period associated with ruthless violence. They successfully delved into the world of Roman gladiators focusing their gained experience to the West Indies area during the 18th century. Undoubtedly this is an interesting point in history since although collectively they were considered a threat to humanity several pirate collectives represented some of the earliest endeavors to form a democratic society on this continent. Major focal point for the first two seasons of the series followed a particular band of pirates the attempt to capture in the sack the largest treasure galleon in the Spanish Armada, the Urca de Lima, commonly known in piratical circles as ‘The Hulk.' It’s contained more gold and gems the most pirates would see in their lifetime once the Spanish they had been relieved of this’ burden,' Captain James Flint (Toby Stephens) led the crew of the Walrus to locate and plunder the Spanish treasure ship. Clint had been trained in the English Navy which helped him to become one of the most successful pirate captains in history as well as the de facto leader of the Pirates port of call in Nassau. The opening of the third season finds Captain Flint has begun negotiations with two powerful pirate captains. Captains Edward Teach (Ray Stevenson), better known as Blackbeard, and Charles Vane (Zach McGowan), to discuss the future of Nassau as a clearinghouse for the booty as well as some of the details of your future endeavors. One of the most memorable of the fictional characters created by Mr. Stevenson's fertile imagination, John Silver (Luke Arnold), has been a devious player in the ever-changing machinations of the series. In this season he continues his most common attribute; a self-serving opportunist who views every person as another rung on his ladder to dominance. Officially John Silver is the Quartermaster on the Walrus engaging in terrorism accompanied by Captain Flint. Sailing along Carolina’s coast, they pillage the communities disrupting local order by murdering the town officials. There is a nicely placed little tidbit specifically targeting the literary fans watching. John Silver assures his enemies that he has a "long f%#king memory" providing a different origin of his familiar nom de voyage, ‘Long John Silver.' Starz has already made the official announcement that Season four will be the capstone of the saga. As the penultimate season, the fan expectations understandable include amplifying the bloodshed, treachery, greed and even passion to previously unimaginable levels. As a side effect of this crucial position in the overall saga leaves a substantial number of unanswered questions and dire situations that place the primary characters in seemingly inexorable deadly danger. The audience, diverted from dwelling on the inevitable by sweeping us up into a whirlwind of activity. There is a definite advantage to living in an age where you can revisit past episodes of a television series at will. This show is such a magnificently crafted story containing such a myriad of individual threads that it is exceptionally beneficial to revisit specific episodes, significant sections of the story, to expedite understanding of the plot points as your continue to the conclusion. Several of the plot points utilized in general character development assist in establishing the presence of some common pirate memes associated with the pirate persona. One that comes readily to mind in the crude, makeshift prosthetics utilized to replace a severed limb. Captain James Flint received a severe injury to his leg that became infected beyond salvation. The only treatment feasible to save his life was an amputation and being fitting with a wooden peg-leg. This season finds the pirate captain turn to a darker path than before. His control over the crew of the Walrus is increasingly draconian and absolute in his tyranny. When a government representative offers the men pardons for their crimes, Flint convinces then to refuse such an act of judicial mercy. He drives the crew beyond all sense of rationality. He readily achieves this by dividing the men into two factions. Those most critical to the operation of the vessel are given portions of their meager supplies while condemning the rest to starvation. Flint embodies the essence of the ruthless pirate captain. He sacrifices innocent people with no hesitation and during a storm to save the ship he saws off the topgallants when the crew hesitates. The action resulted in several deaths. In a real yet violent fashion, one of the underlying themes crucial to the success of the series is a dark example of the ‘American Dream.' John Silver began his career as a British sailor with ambitions far beyond the station in life to which he has born. Working his way up from an inexperienced ship’s cook, despite a complete lack of culinary acumen, he lies, cheats steals and takes advantage of every conceivable opportunity to advance his position to obtain a significant share of power and wealth. In an odd way, most people can admire such ambition conveniently neglecting to notice the despicable actions employed to ensure success. There is a definite advantage to a series that knows the precise date of cancellation. The showrunner and his team of writers can plan for a satisfying conclusion that will not leave the fans with loose ends that will never see a resolution. Too many shows have been canceled after the final episode ends with a cliffhanger never to be resolved. This way exhibits a tremendous amount of respect for their loyal fan base

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