Black Sails

10 Worst Episodes of Black Sails

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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Black Sails - S1E6

#10 - 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 - S2E5

#9 - XIII. (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Miranda embarks on a journey to save the island. Eleanor opens old wounds. Rackham sniffs around a big secret. Vane must take matters into his own hands.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 2275 votes.

Black Sails - S1E7

#8 - 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 - S2E4

#7 - XII. (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Flint threatens Vane. Eleanor chooses a side. Rackham learns what Max is capable of. Silver reunites with an old friend.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 2169 votes.

Black Sails - S2E7

#6 - XV. (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Max cleans up after a massacre. News from the outside world changes everything for Flint and Silver. Eleanor risks her life for the sake of her future. Bonny faces a crossroads. Dufresne pushes Billy to act.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 2315 votes.

Black Sails - S2E6

#5 - XIV. (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Eleanor brokers a peace. Rackham learns the hard way. Flint breaks a promise. Bonny loses control.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 2240 votes.

Black Sails - S1E2

#4 - 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 - S1E1

#3 - 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 - S1E3

#2 - 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 - S1E4

#1 - 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.

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