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Crossbones: Crossbones

Blackbeard sets sail to intercept and sink the Spanish Treasure Fleet, uanware that Jagger knows of his plans and intends to intercept him. Meanwhile, Kate gives Tom some startling news.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Saturday August 02nd, 2014
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm

Director: Deran Sarafian
Writer: Neil Cross

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Aug 01, 2014

Guest Stars
Peter StebbingsPeter Stebbings
As James Balfour
Julian SandsJulian Sands
As William Jagger
Ezra BuzzingtonEzra Buzzington
As Oswald Eisengrim

Co-Guest Stars
Aimee MullinsAimee Mullins
As Antoinette
Marisé AlvarezMarisé Alvarez
As Nelly
Francis RosasFrancis Rosas
As Portacarrero
Michael BerresseMichael Berresse
As Captain Harris
Main Cast
John MalkovichJohn Malkovich
As Edward "Blackbeard" Teach
Richard CoyleRichard Coyle
As Tom Lowe
Claire FoyClaire Foy
As Kate Balfour
Yasmine Al MasriYasmine Al Masri
As Selima El Sharad
David HoflinDavid Hoflin
As Charles Rider
Chris PerfettiChris Perfetti
As Tim Fletch


Tim treats Tom's wounds from his recent flogging, pouring alcohol across the cuts. When Tim hesitates, Tom orders him to continue despite the pain. Oswald comes in and says that Blackbeard wants to see Tom, and Tom agrees...

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Episode Quotes
Blackbeard: When will you be ready to sail?
Tom: Sorry?
Blackbeard: I need to be somewhere, Mr. Lowe. And I can't walk on water. Well, I presume not.

Blackbeard: Legends don't birth easily, Tom. It is a perilous endeavor though a merry one.

Blackbeard: Milady, you doubt me?
Selima: It's God and Fate I don't trust.
Blackbeard: God and Fate are in my debt. They'll come to heel like dogs. They'll watch me sink an entire fleet, amass a fortune, build a nation.
Selima: You are Caesar, Alexander, Hannibal.
Blackbeard: Alas, only Edward.

Selima: Mr. Lowe. I trust you are healing well.
Tom: Tolerably so, yes.
Selima: What would it take to kill you, I wonder.
Tom: One day, I'm sure we'll find out.

Tim: You think they plan to kill me?
Tom: Why would they do that?
Tim: Because I know too much.
Tom: Well, that's an assertion with which I very much beg to differ. Mr. Fletch, you're not worth damaging the edge of a sword for.

Rider: They call us pirates but the only difference between them and us? They rob the poor under cover of law. We rob the rich under cover of nothing but our daring. They demand honest serving of us, knowing honest serving yields nothing but miserable wage for miserable labor. But in this life, in our life, there is abundance, and there is satisfaction. There is pleasure and ease. And the only hazard we run for it is a sour look or two when they hang us. To a merry life and a short one and a rich one too. Set all sails. Brace about and fetch their course! A thousand guns... bring it on!

Kate: How's your back?
Tom: Uncomfortable.
Kate: I imagine.
Tom: I've endured worse.
Kate: Really? I thought it seemed somewhat excessive.
Tom: If I'd endured a lash for each death on my conscience, a 40 wouldn't have begun to cover it.

Kate: I love my husband.
Tom: I know.
Kate: Does it embarrass you to hear me say it?
Tom: To hear a person speak of love? When the day arrives that such a word is considered ill-mannered in good company, then we really will have lost all hope.

Cultural References
Blackbeard: "And though ill spirits walk in white, we easily know by this these angels from an evil sprite. Those set our hairs, but these our flesh."

The pirate quotes from John Donne's "Elegy XX: To His Mistress Going to Bed."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAmanda Welles  |  Neil Cross  |  James V. Hart
Executive ProducerWalter F. Parkes  |  Ciaran Donnelly  |  Laurie Macdonald  |  Neil Cross  |  Ted Gold
Co-Executive ProducerJosh Friedman (1)  |  Michael Oates Palmer  |  David Digilio  |  Blake Masters  |  Elizabeth Sarnoff
ProducerRudd Simmons
Co-ProducerLori Motyer  |  Riyoko Tanaka
Associate ProducerKevin Blank  |  Angelita Esperanza  |  Tim Dragga
Production DesignerTom Conroy (1)
EditorAndy Keir
CastingAvy Kaufman  |  Pamella Pearl  |  Patricia Alonso
Unit Production ManagerEllen S. Gordon
First Assistant DirectorMatthew J. Clark
Second Assistant DirectorChristine Danahy
MusicMateo Messina
Music EditorJoshua Winget  |  Greg Vines
Costume DesignerCaroline Harris
Key GripGreg Hewett
Set DecoratorMonica Monserrate Llenza
Location ManagerKaren S. Uphoff
Transportation CoordinatorJosivan Rojas
Property MasterMatt Cavaliero
Construction CoordinatorSteven Desantis
Production Sound MixerEdward Tise
Script SupervisorCoraly Santaliz
Production CoordinatorEric M. Vega
Assistant EditorAnthony Muzzati  |  Ellen Tam
Post Production SupervisorAngelita Esperanza
Supervising Sound EditorG. Michael Graham
Re-Recording MixerBob Chefalas
GafferJerry Mundy
On-Line EditorChris Mackenzie
Director of PhotographyChristopher Baffa
Stunt CoordinatorKeith Campbell (1)
Production SecretaryAibsel Pena Betancourt
Art DirectorDomenic Silvestri
Assistant Production CoordinatorJossette I. Reilly
Post Production CoordinatorZac Halley
Makeup Department Head Ken Diaz
Production AccountantKathi Danielson
Transportation CaptainLuis Jurado
"A" Camera OperatorBenjamen Spek
Visual Effects EditorEric Levin Hatz
Visual Effects ProducerRon Pogue
ColoristSteven Bodner, Jr.
Assistant Costume DesignerEmily Heyman
Hair Department HeadAdrutha Lee
Assistant Art DirectorChristine McDonagh
Book AuthorColin Woodard
"B" Camera OperatorRalph Molinary
Assistant Location ManagerAngela Torres
Second Second Assistant DirectorJose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly
Key MakeupHeather Mages
Key HairMichelle Diamantides
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