If there’s something that Our Flag Means Demise 2×02 “Crimson Flags” did for me, it’s made me perceive that Ed is drained. Not the sort of drained that he skilled in season 1. It is a new sort of drained the place he thought issues had been getting higher. Wrapped up in darkness, he noticed a lightweight with Stede. And when that went away, he acquired extremely unhappy. And now that disappointment has remodeled into destruction. Not even simply destruction of himself. He’s attempting to destroy each friendship he has, any connection that can convey him again from the disappointment and destruction, and even his very self.
Plainly put, Ed desires to die. And I do know that the present is a comedy and it’s very haha a variety of the time. However that is some heavy shit being lined by Our Flag Means Demise. As a result of though we’re not pirates, we undergo ache that tears us aside and makes us marvel why we’re even right here. And generally that ache transforms into us attempting to destroy others or ourselves as a method of creating others really feel what we’re feeling. So it’s actually unhappy to see Ed on this place the place he’s drowning and never taking the hand of those that need to assist him.
In a manner, it sort of hurts my coronary heart to see Ed like this and I don’t know what’s going to drag him again. As a result of it will probably’t simply be Stede. Love shouldn’t be the one factor that pulls you out of the darkness you’re in. You need to pull your self out of that darkness and see that you’re worthy of happiness and love and that simply because one factor didn’t work out doesn’t imply others gained’t. And I’m actually hoping that the individuals who know Ed, don’t surrender on him and that Ed turns a nook. As a result of sure he’s in ache. However he is among the strongest individuals on this present and has repeatedly confirmed his energy in numerous methods. The return of Stede might assist. However I hope he finds that inside gentle or goes to remedy.
As for the remainder of the crew, Stede continues to be dwelling in slightly little bit of a fantasy world. All he thinks about is Ed and he’s very very targeted on getting again to him. However that doesn’t imply that he didn’t make some progress in 2×02 “Crimson Flags.” The return of Lucius sort of snapped him out of it. And his focus is now not on simply getting again to Ed. As an alternative, he needed to make it possible for Lucius didn’t make the identical errors that he did when it got here to Ed. And that shift in focus jogged my memory of how a lot I liked the dynamics between Stede and the crew in season 1. As a result of these are his crew members. However these are additionally members of his discovered household. And he’s sort of their dad.
Again on the tumultuous Revenge, it’s very nice to see Jim nonetheless discovering the sunshine. Like a variety of these different individuals, they’ve skilled heartache and loss that may break anybody. However right here they’re, after chopping somebody’s leg off, kissing somebody. Afterward they’ve a battle to the loss of life and Jim decides to not undergo with it, sharing a second the place they lean their foreheads in opposition to one another aka the epitome of romance. And though I’m unhappy that Jim isn’t with Oluwande, they’re nonetheless thriving. Even Oluwande himself Is prospering and persevering with to be the good man we all know as he bonds with the pirate Queen. There’s nonetheless gentle.
Our Flag Means Demise 2×02 additionally has some actually hilarious moments. Buttons being considered a sea witch in a brand new type, completely tracks. I consider it. And I believe Buttons believes it in a roundabout way. I additionally thought it was humorous and sort of candy when Roach was so enamored with the flavour profile of the meals that they had been receiving on the Pirate Queens ship. Even the reunion between Black Pete and Lucius was so heartfelt and joyous that I couldn’t assist however smile as an alternative of crying as a result of that they had been separated for thus lengthy. And it’s proof that this present is aware of find out how to stability some actually critical subjects with moments of laughter. As a result of that’s simply what life is.
On the finish of this episode, we did see Jim take Ed down. And Stede is God is aware of the place with the Pirate Queen. They’re leagues aside so far as we all know and I’m having hassle seeing what comes subsequent. However I’m okay with that. Too typically TV is so predictable and it’s good to be stunned each infrequently. And Our Flag Means Demise repeatedly surprises me and makes me need extra reveals like this. As a result of all of us deserve some grace, love, and understanding. Plus queer illustration. God this present is doing a extremely nice job at giving us queer illustration and I want extra.
Our Flag Means Demise season 2 episodes 1-3 are actually obtainable on Max.