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The Best Episodes of Our Flag Means Death

Every episode of Our Flag Means Death ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Our Flag Means Death!

After trading in the seemingly charmed life of a gentleman for one of a swashbuckling buccaneer, Stede Bonnet becomes captain of the pirate ship Revenge. Struggling to earn the respect of his potentially mutinous crew, Stede’s fortunes change after a fateful run-in with the infamous Captain Blackbeard. Stede and crew attempt to get their ship together and survive life on the high seas.

Genres:ComedyAction & AdventureDrama
Networks:HBO MaxMax

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The best episode of "Our Flag Means Death" is "The Innkeeper", rated 8.9/10 from 2464 user votes. It was directed by Andrew DeYoung and written by Alyssa Lane, Alex J. Sherman. "The Innkeeper" aired on 10/5/2023 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Wherever You Go, There You Are".

  • The Innkeeper
    8.9/10 2,464 votes

    #1 - The Innkeeper

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-10-05

    While the Revenge crew gleefully reunites under Zheng's reign, Stede attempts to bring back Blackbeard, who must face his own difficult truths.

    Director: Andrew DeYoung

    Writer: Alyssa Lane, Alex J. Sherman

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are
    8.7/10 3,684 votes

    #2 - Wherever You Go, There You Are

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-03-24

    While Stede attempts to reenter his old life, Blackbeard tends to a wounded heart.

    Director: Andrew DeYoung

    Writer: David Jenkins

  • The Curse of the Seafaring Life
    8.7/10 2,163 votes

    #3 - The Curse of the Seafaring Life

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-10-12

    As Blackbeard remains plagued by the distrust of his crew, Izzy schools Stede on how to be an effective captain.

    Director: Andrew DeYoung

    Writer: Simone Nathan, John Mahone

  • Calypso's Birthday
    8.7/10 2,076 votes

    #4 - Calypso's Birthday

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-10-19

    While the crew celebrates Calypso's birthday, Blackbeard faces a violent party-crasher seeking revenge.

    Director: Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra

    Writer: Zayre Ferrer

  • Fun and Games
    8.6/10 2,170 votes

    #5 - Fun and Games

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-10-12

    After he's banished from the Revenge, Blackbeard unwittingly receives relationship advice from some dysfunctional old friends.

    Director: Andrew DeYoung

    Writer: David Jenkins, Eliza Jiménez Cossio

  • Mermen
    8.6/10 1,938 votes

    #6 - Mermen

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-10-26

    After watching the Republic of Pirates crumble, Stede and Zheng pursue Prince Ricky Barnes, the Revenge crew schemes to escape imprisonment, and Blackbeard plots a return to piracy… leading to triumph and a devastating loss.

    Director: Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra

    Writer: David Jenkins, John Mahone

  • The Best Revenge Is Dressing Well
    8.5/10 3,643 votes

    #7 - The Best Revenge Is Dressing Well

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-03-10

    Blackbeard and Stede attend a fancy party. Oluwande and Frenchie embrace false identities. Izzy and Lucius go head-to-head.

    Director: Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra

    Writer: John Mahoney

  • Act of Grace
    8.4/10 3,467 votes

    #8 - Act of Grace

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-03-24

    Captured and facing trial, Stede and Blackbeard face tough choices and an uncertain future.

    Director: Bert, Bertie

    Writer: David Jenkins, Yvonne Zima

  • Red Flags
    8.4/10 2,317 votes

    #9 - Red Flags

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-10-05

    Aboard Zheng's ship, Stede, Olu, and Black Pete have surprising revelations while Blackbeard's crew plots their revenge.

    Director: David Jenkins

    Writer: Adam Stein

  • Man on Fire
    8.4/10 1,941 votes

    #10 - Man on Fire

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-10-19

    As Blackbeard reevaluates his life, Stede revels in his newfound infamy. With some help from Jim, Oluwande reunites with a hesitant Zheng.

    Director: Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra

    Writer: Jes Tom, Natalie Torres

  • The Art of F**kery
    8.3/10 3,483 votes

    #11 - The Art of F**kery

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-03-10

    Stede and crew stage a spectacle. Blackbeard struggles to carry out his plan.

    Director: Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra

    Writer: Simone Nathan

  • Discomfort in a Married State
    8.2/10 3,562 votes

    #12 - Discomfort in a Married State

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-03-10

    As the threat of attack looms, Blackbeard and Stede finally meet. Jim fields questions from an overly curious crew.

    Director: Nacho Vigalondo

    Writer: Eliza Jiménez Cossio

  • We Gull Way Back
    8.2/10 3,429 votes

    #13 - We Gull Way Back

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-03-17

    The arrival of Blackbeard’s old buddy leaves Stede feeling like the odd man out. As Oluwande mourns a loss, Jim seeks answers from Spanish Jackie.

    Director: Bert, Bertie

    Writer: Alyssa Lane, Alex J. Sherman

  • Impossible Birds
    8.2/10 2,387 votes

    #14 - Impossible Birds

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-10-05

    While Stede adjusts to his new normal, a heartbroken Blackbeard fills the void with daily raids – sparking concern amongst Izzy and the crew.

    Director: David Jenkins

    Writer: David Jenkins, Alyssa Lane, Alex J. Sherman

  • This Is Happening
    8.1/10 3,452 votes

    #15 - This Is Happening

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-03-17

    A trip to St. Augustine reveals more about Jim’s past. Stede leads Blackbeard on an adventure.

    Director: Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra

    Writer: Zayre Ferrer

  • A Gentleman Pirate
    7.9/10 3,620 votes

    #16 - A Gentleman Pirate

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-03-03

    Stede (a.k.a. “The Gentleman Pirate”) conducts business in the Republic of Pirates. Oluwande and Jim face their past.

    Director: Nacho Vigalondo

    Writer: Adam Stein

  • A Damned Man
    7.6/10 3,741 votes

    #17 - A Damned Man

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-03-03

    Stede battles feelings of guilt while hunting for missing hostages. Lucius makes a surprising discovery.

    Director: Nacho Vigalondo

    Writer: David Jenkins

  • Pilot
    7.5/10 4,172 votes

    #18 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-03-03

    Aristocrat-turned-pirate-captain Stede Bonnet is put to the test when his crew encounters a British naval vessel.

    Director: Taika Waititi

    Writer: David Jenkins