'Black Sails'
(L to R) Actors Luke Arnold, Hannah New, Clara Paget, Zach McGowan and Toby Stephens pose during a photocall for the television series "Black Sails" during the annual MIPCOM television programme market in Cannes, southeastern France, October 7, 2013. The International film and programme market for TV, video, cable and satellite (MIPCOM) opens from October 7 to October 10 on the French Riviera. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Starz has released the preview video of “Black Sails” Season 3 episode 9. The video shows how Eleanor Guthrie warns Woodes Rogers not to take Flint’s battle plans lightly. The TV series is gearing up for a major showdown between the pirates and the British forces.

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The news of Flint’s (Toby Stephens) arrival has spread throughout Nassau and the pirates are now preparing to fight one decisive battle against the British. Woodes Rogers (Luke Roberts) will now have to prepare his men for battle.

Woodes is in a challenging position at the moment. The attack of the combined forces of former slaves and pirates will not only come from the outside, but the pardoned men on the island are also expected to join the fray.

Flint had previously revealed his plan to fight the British forces on his terms, to ensure success. Eleanor (Hannah New) appears to be acutely aware of the danger if Woodes fights Flint on a battle ground of the pirate’s choosing.

“You allow him to dictate the terms of battle; you court a disastrous outcome,” Eleanor says in the trailer. However, She appears to be confident of victory in the next episode of “Black Sails” Season 3.

Billy (Tom Hopper) confirms that the resistance in Nassau is “now underway.” The powerful message that John Silver (Luke Arnold) delivered appears to have had an impact on the pirates. The pirates have carefully built the name of Flint. The name is not only feared, but also respected.

Captain Benjamin Hornigold (Patrick Lyster) will now have to prepare for another round of battle against Flint. Hornigold had managed to out maneuver Flint in their first face off in “Black Sails” Season 3. It will be interesting to see how the next battle between the two captains goes in the next episode.

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