“Crossbones” Season 1 Episode 5 “The Return” aired on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. Read on to learn more about the recap of Season 1 Episode 5 “The Return,” plus a sneak peek of Episode 6 “A Hole in the Head.”
Previously, “Crossbones” Season 1 Episode 4 “Antoinette” introduced the identity of the mysterious woman that Commodore Edward “Blackbeard” Teach (John Malkovich) saw in his visions. It was William Jagger (Jullian Sands) who had found Antoinette in an asylum.
“Crossbones” Season 1 Episode 5 “The Return” was directed by Terry McDonough and Michael Oats Palmer. Blackbeard and Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle) had been talking about a “cure” for “voices” in his head. Tom convinced him to let him go to Jamaica in order to get the trephine. The device would be used to drill a hole in his head to “relieve the pressure.” He was then blackmailed by Blackbeard that Kate (Claire Foy) would suffer if Tom betrays Blackbeard. This was Tom’s way of alerting his spymaster, Jagger, about the secret stash of gunpowder found inside the cave in Santa Campana.
An episode of “Crossbones” wouldn’t be complete without an update on the current relationships and illicit affairs present among the characters. Kate reignited her affair with Lowe before he left for Jamaica. She was also quite happy that her husband, James (Peter Stebbings), finally regained his old self from his opium addiction. Meanwhile, Nenna (Tracy Ifeachor) bribed Rose (Natalie Hoflin) to keep mum about her hidden treasure.
On the other hand, Selima (Yasmine Al Masri) and Charles (David Hoflin) thought that Blackbeard knew something about their affair. To Selima’s surprise, Blackbeard told her that he might give her the leadership position of the island if he died. He also told her that this was a good time to move forward from her agoraphobia.
Tom left Fletch (Chris Perfetti) at the island while he was accompanied by Nenna. He went on with his goal to tell Jagger about Blackbeard’s whereabouts. Unfortunately, their talk ended with arguments about how loyal Blackbeard was to his fellow pirates, while Tom pointed out the British side’s hypocrisy.
Jagger learned about Tom’s lies and stabbed him before Tom knocked him out cold. Tom got out safely despite his side injury. It was also revealed that Tom continued his search for Blackbeard’s much needed device. He went to a nearby market to buy the trephine.
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And that’s it for the “Crossbones” recap for Season 1 Episode 5 “The Return.” Don’t forget to check out the sneak peek of Episode 6 “A Hole in the Head,” which will air on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for the latest news about “Crossbones,” including recaps and spoilers.
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