In The Delta

In The Delta
In The Delta

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


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.

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