Black Sails

10 Best Episodes of Black Sails - Season 1

The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

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Black Sails - S1E4

#8 - IV. (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Captain Flint is warned about Billy. Vane encounters someone from his past. Eleanor asks her father for help. The crew of The Walrus suffer a disastrous undertaking.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 2951 votes.

Black Sails - S1E3

#7 - III. (Season 1 - Episode 3)


While Flint and Gates realise they need help to find the Urca d'Lima, John and Billy have to increase the crew's morale. Vane impresses Eleanor and Gates receives a promotion.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 3175 votes.

Black Sails - S1E1

#6 - I. (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Whilst facing threats on all sides, including a possible mutiny, Captain Flint hires a young sailor named John Silver, who hides his most precious possession. As the Royal Navy gets ever more powerful, Eleanor keeps order on New Providence.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 4756 votes.

Black Sails - S1E2

#5 - II. (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Flint discovers a thief amongst his crew. Eleanor must make a difficult decision. John hides with Max, inside a brothel.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 3583 votes.

Black Sails - S1E7

#4 - VII. (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Flint comes clean with Gates. Randall's actions cause problems for Silver. Eleanor suffers a loss. Max helps Rackham. Vane faces his biggest challenge.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 2622 votes.

Black Sails - S1E6

#3 - VI. (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Chasing the Andromache is a pricey endeavor. Eleanor needs help from Silver. Billy believes Gates should confront Flint. Bonny takes a stand.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 2696 votes.

Black Sails - S1E5

#2 - V. (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Bonny confesses. Rackham makes a life-altering decision. Richard forces Eleanor's hand. A chess match is organized for Flint and the Walrus crew.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 2826 votes.

Black Sails - S1E8

#1 - VIII. (Season 1 - Episode 8)


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

The episode was rated 8.09 from 2665 votes.

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