Crossbones, “Beggarman”

“Beggarman” turned the tables on me. I should have known better. None of these characters are safe revealing too much of themselves even to a more objective, impartial viewer. They’ve kept themselves hidden behind obvious needs like nourishment and protection, or behind a cause, like creating a safe haven for society’s outcasts, or even behind a doctor’s title. “Beggarman” is a clever episode because we feel like we should have

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Crossbones, “Antoinette”

“Antoinette” continues a few romantic angles without playing them up for drama. In this world, survival is dependent on the ability to keep secrets, and each secret created brings more and more trouble to the keeper. Hence, there’s very little time for such a thing as a private romance. I’m delighted that this isn’t the main thrust of the show. I think Crossbones is more about philosophy, psychology, and religion

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Crossbones, “The Man Who Killed Blackbeard”

“The Man Who Killed Blackbeard” went better than I expected. It seemed like everyone was going to be sleeping around and that it would break the main drive of the story to provide some sort of romantic angle, but that wasn’t the way it went and I think instead it managed to make the story stronger. I’m ecstatic that the writers get what this story should be as a historical

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