I love this show and I am not alone.
When I first heard that Starz planned to air a new show about Pirates created by Michael Bay, I think I may have laughed out loud. Pirates?
But I watched and by the end of Season One - I had a favorite character - Charles Vane - played to perfection by Zach McGowan. How does a native of Brooklyn convince us so completely that he is a pirate? He had it all - swashbuckling good looks, a voice to die for, sex appeal to the nth degree.
When it appeared as though he may have died at the end of the season, I was heartbroken. But he returned in Season Two and throughout that season, I crossed my fingers that he would live to see Season Three.
Things looked so dicey in Season Three, that I did some research on the real Charles Vane and learned that he died by hanging - in Jamaica - years after the events portrayed in the show.
What a relief - I thought. By now, Vane was the character I longed to see in every episode.
Don't get me wrong - this show is worth watching for a variety of reasons. It is amazingly original, all of the characters are true originals - Silver, Anne Bonny, Max, Billy, Jack Rackham. You may notice that I did not include Flint. For me, he is the least interesting character on the show. They could have killed him and I wouldn't have missed him for a minute.
But they didn't. They killed Vane. I ranted. I raved. I was inconsolable. I started to hate Billy for not rescuing him. I don't care if it was a good dramatic choice to move the story forward. I want Eleanor to die a horrible death for her part in the whole thing.
I can't remember the last time I was so upset by the death of a character. I even google searched for fan reaction but didn't find much. Am I alone????
I hate the writers. I hate whoever came up with this idea.
I hate it to the point where I feel like never watching the show again.
I will, of course, because it is that good.
But it will never be the same for me.