IGN: Though things generally tend to slow down and become less gripping on Black Sails when the story settles back into New Providence mode, this week's chapter kept things cooking with the shocking death of Ned Low!
Holy hell. I don't think I ever actively made it a hard point to remember what year this story took place in (other than generalities), so I assumed that Ned Low would have a bit more to offer this season and that we weren't so close, time-wise, to his demise. Though, to be fair, there's no actual ticking clock here and Low's death is history's guess. We only know he died in his 30s really, the rest is up for grabs. Also, this show is morphing actual history anyhow, as Ned Low out-lived Jack Rackham, in fact.