Sunday night marks Black Sails season 4 episode 7 airing on Starz, and judging from the sneak peek that we’ve got for you below, at least part of the story is going to be concentrated on a certain John Silver trying to find a way to make himself feel better in the aftermath of what happened to Madi.
Here’s the quick version: She’s dead … seemingly. It doesn’t matter so much how she died within this context; it’s the fact that she’s gone that matters the most to Silver and he doesn’t know anything else. He has to figure out a way to move forward, or compartmentalize the death if he chooses to.
Judging from this preview, it feels almost as though the character is using Madi further to justify his cause and try to press onward. That’s a dangerous thing to do, since it raises questions as to whether or not you mean it, or you are looking for an easy, convenient way to justify it in your head so you can move forward with this warped logic as some sort of operating tool.
This preview is chilling, especially if you compare the Silver we see now to the one we saw earlier in the series.
Wait, is Madi actually dead?
That’s actually the question that you should be asking yourself right now, given that there are some ways in which to imagine that she’s not. Remember the classic TV rule — while it may be easy to infer that right now, we never saw her stop breathing. Therefore, there’s still a chance. People have certainly come back from crazier things across the TV landscape.
For the time being, though, it is still irrelevant in the context of the clip. If Silver thinks she’s dead, he’ll act with that knowledge in mind. If he learns that she is alive after the fact, then maybe he just comes up with some sort of way to justify his cause. That’s the thing about excuses — it’s always easy to come up with another one, if that is what he’s doing.
What do you anticipate being Silver’s emotional state throughout Black Sails season 4 episode 7? Sound off now with some of your thoughts with a comment!
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