Still can’t get over Flint slightly turning back to take one last took at Silver. Silver… that stays on that cart, can’t go no further. Leaves him on the treshold where Flint ceases to exist and lets James McGraw be born again into the light.
Could Berenger be the former governor? Let’s say the former Governor returned to London having lost his family, but still in disgrace seeing as he was known to be taking bribes. Name changes from Thompson to avoid more humiliation, and, since he was a governor, would have come from money, so any family remaining would want to keep distance from him. Lets say he works his way up in the navy, resentment growing for the pirates, until, ten years later, a new man mounts an attempt to retake Nassau. That would give him his chance, and, after the defeat on the Maroon island, even more reason to stay behind and exact his brutal revenge. And the only person who would know what he looked like, is Israel Hands…who then kills him.