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Crossbones: Blackbeard

The residents of Santa Campana must set aside their differences and battle to save their burgeoning nation... unaware that Blackbeard has lured Jagger there for that very purpose.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Saturday August 02nd, 2014
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Ciaran Donnelly
Writer: Neil Cross

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Aug 08, 2014

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

Co-Guest Stars
Lauren ShawLauren Shaw
As Antoinette
Marisé AlvarezMarisé Alvarez
As Nelly
Timothy Britten ParkerTimothy Britten Parker
As General Cornish
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


On Santa Campana, Tom checks Kate and confirms that she's fine after his recent attempt to save her life. She asks if the baby survived her attempt and Tom asks if she wants it to have. Kate admits that she wants the child to live and Tom wonders what they should do. She puts off the decision until later and Tom says that he's willing to give himself to her. Kate asks if he knows what that means and Tom says that he does, and she tells him that he doesn't and it can only be learned...

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Episode Quotes
Blackbeard: So, it's what, then? House arrest, I suppose?
Oswald Eisengrim: If you'd agree to it, sir, without gratuitous bloodshed.
Blackbeard: At what point does bloodshed become gratuitous?
Oswald Eisengrim: You're who you are sir, and you're fearsome. But you're also one man. We are many.
Blackbeard: Hmm. Then let me make this suggestion, Oswald. Lay a hand on me, and let's see how swiftly a two-handed fellow such as yourself can be rendered undexterous. Shall we?

Blackbeard: Let them come, we'll eat them alive.
Oswald Eisengrim: How do we achieve this thing?
Blackbeard: How? Because thankless dog that you may be, Oswald, I take one of you at my side to one hundred of them and count my victory assured. And that goes for every man and woman on this island. To any monarch, king, sultan, Pope, despot, or emperor, you are no more than a means to an end. A means to acquire riches, a means to acquire power. But we are an end to our own selves. And only our own selves. We that stand are abject dogs and bastards, we are killers and malefactors, we are thieves and scum, and we are brothers and sisters. So... if they wish to make us their means, let them come and meet their end!

Blackbeard: And do you know what truth you fear, William? You came here craving my vengeance because without me, you have no meaning, but if I murder you, you live forever. A shadow cast by my light.

Blackbeard: You don't consider it a victory, then?
Tom: If victory it was, then may God save us from any more such victories.
Blackbeard: Every great city-state needs its founding myth, Mr. Lowe--Rome, Athens, Carthage. And this will be outs: a great battle against a wicked oppressor and impossible odds. Bonds of blood and brotherhood forged in the fire of conflict and sacrifice. What you saw today was not my revenge. It was a crucible, the birth of a nation.

Tom: You do so yearn to be free, Commodore, yet I never saw a man more shackled.
Blackbeard: To what am I shackled?
Tom: Blackbeard.

Blackbeard: I suppose you've come here to address this monstrous imperfection?
Tom: Yes. I'm here to take your island, Edward.
Blackbeard: Then forgive me if I feel compelled to rip the heart from your chest.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJames V. Hart  |  Amanda Welles  |  Neil Cross
Executive ProducerNeil Cross  |  Ted Gold  |  Walter F. Parkes  |  Laurie Macdonald  |  Ciaran Donnelly
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Digilio  |  Blake Masters  |  Josh Friedman (1)  |  Elizabeth Sarnoff  |  Michael Oates Palmer
ProducerRudd Simmons
Co-ProducerLori Motyer  |  Riyoko Tanaka
Associate ProducerTim Dragga  |  Kevin Blank  |  Angelita Esperanza
Production DesignerTom Conroy (1)
EditorTim Streeto
CastingPamella Pearl  |  Avy Kaufman  |  Patricia Alonso
Unit Production ManagerEllen S. Gordon
First Assistant DirectorRandol Perelman-Taylor
Second Assistant DirectorDiane Calhoun
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
Script CoordinatorTim Dragga
Assistant EditorKatie Ennis
Post Production SupervisorAngelita Esperanza
Supervising Sound EditorDarin Heinis
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 CoordinatorSusan Rivera
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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