What if one day you wake up and realize you no longer want to be a wealthy land owner instead, you would want to go on adventures of the ocean with your close ones? What if you decide to become a pirate after having a mid-life crisis that led you to think that everything you have done to date is useless and you need to change your life?
Directed by Andrew De Young and Fernando Frias, the romantic-comedy series, titled “Our Flag Means Death” is focused on the life of Stede Bonnet, a wealthy gentleman who traded life for one of a swanbuckling buccaneer becoming a captain of Revenge, a pirate ship.
Initially, Stede struggles to earn respect from his potentially mutinous crew, but it changes after a run-in with Captain Blackbeard, an infamous pirate. The series is based loosely on the adventures of a wealthy man, Stede Bonnet, who suffers from a mid-life crisis and decides to become a pirate.
Stede’s decision initially causes him severe discomfort after he blows up the cushy life he lived due to his wealth and decides to become a pirate and go on different adventures with his crew. Created by David Jenkins, the series stars Rhys Darby playing Stede’s role, a wealthy landowner turned pirate after suffering from a mid-life crisis and abandoning his family.
Ewen Bremner plays Natheniel’s role, Revenge’s first mate; Joel Fry plays Frenchie, Revenge’s crewmate. Samson Kayo plays Oluwande, a level-headed Revenge crewmate. Nathan Ford played Lucius Springs’ role, Vico Ortiz played Jim Jimenez’s role, and Matthew Maher played Black Pete’s role.
Kristian Narin played Wee John’s role, Rory Kinnear played Captain Nigel Badminton’s role, and Guz Khan played Ivan’s role in the lead. Initially released on March 3, 2022, by HBO Max, the series has run for one successful season before getting renewed for a second season on viewers’ demand. The queer representation has been done exceptionally well in the series.
Our Flag Means Death Season 2 – Episode 5: Recap
The episode witnessed Blackbeard continuing to be distrustful of his crew members while Izzy tells Stede to be a better captain and earn the crewmembers’ trust. The episode begins with Ed thanking his crewmates for allowing him to return to the Revenge ship, which turned out to be an apology in disguise because Ed refused to use his words to apologize.
Instead of apologizing, Ed began to describe his feelings about living dark stuff in the past and moving on in life toward a brighter future. As many of you would have already guessed, the crew is quite unhappy with his return to the ship, but Lucius is the only crew member airing his concerns.
Later in the episode, Lucius bumps into Ed while the former is finishing odd jobs on Revenge. Ed questions the crew if there was anything he could do that would make the crew members trust him again, to which Lucius suggests that they push him overboard.
Meanwhile, Ed decides to accept the punishment, but this doesn’t sedate Lucius’s anger as he still holds a grudge against Ed for his past actions. Meanwhile, Izzy has come to terms with the anger issues he suffers and decides to channel the rage he feels into sword fighting while Izzy agrees to train Stede after he asks for pointers from her to become a better captain.
The crew members of Revenge raid the next passing ship in the ocean and are bewildered to find the ship filled with dead passengers instead of treasure. Well, this rings the bells for the crew members as they realize that the ship might be a cursed one with no survivors onboard.
Stede is warned by a dying priest about everything onboard the ship being cursed, but Stede ignores the priest’s warning and decides to steal a beautiful suit. Meanwhile, the crew celebrates the victory and recent raid before Stede shows off the shiny suit he took from the ship.
After Jim warns the crew members about the suit being cursed, everyone tries to remove the suit from Stede’s body, believing Jim’s words. Meanwhile, Lucius continues to think about Ed as he isn’t able to move on due to the punishment not working.
The episode comes to an end with Stede and Ed reconnecting after having a long day before Ed proudly shows off the fish he caught. Ed and Steed kiss each other before taking things slowly this time.
Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Episode 7 & 8 – Preview
The series’ upcoming episode will witness the crew celebrating Calypso’s birthday while Stede tries to learn tricks to be a better Captain Izzy.
Everyone on the crew will continue to try and convince Stede to get rid of the cursed suit he took from the ship. Meanwhile, Ed and Stede take their relationship slow while Blackbeard is faced with a ferociously violent party crasher on Revenge.
Our Flag Means Death Season 2 Episode 7 & 8 – Release Date
Our Flag Means Death Episodes 7 & 8 will be released on October 19, 2023, Thursday at 3:00 AM [P.T.] on HBO Max. The comedy-crime series will have 8-10 episodes with a run time of 30 minutes. The new episode is released every Thursday.
- In the U.S. – at 6:00 AM [E.T.] On 19 October 2023
- In the U.K. – at 10:00 AM [G.M.T.] On 19 October 2023
- In India – at 3:30 PM [I.S.T.] On 19 October 2023
- In Australia – at 9:00 PM [A.C.T.] On 19 October 2023
- In Korea – at 7:00 PM [K.S.T.] On 19 October 2023
- In Japan – at 7:00 PM [J.S.T.] On 19 October 2023
Our Flag Means Death: Streaming Guide
Ardent fans of the crime-comedy series can access the episodes on the HBO Max channel and app, so if you have a friend living in the U.S., ask them to share their passwords with you.
VPN is God sent for people living outside of the U.S. Currently, no other platform except BBC Two and BBC iPlayer has acquired the right to air the episodes. The episodes will also be available to watch by viewers on Discovery+.