Silver’s relationship with Madi has worked better for me than Eleanor and Woodes Rogers’s relationship did, but this episode still illustrates the fact that Black Sails is far better at understated, long-running, or previously established romantic relationships than it is at building new ones that start in the show’s timeline. Madi’s great, but she and Silver have been together for what, a month? And Silver is more emotional about rescuing her than her own mother is? He’s ready to betray his first real friend who he’s known longer, been through more with, and loves as much in his own way? I trust the writing to present Silver with more interesting and complex motivations for his upcoming split with Flint. I hope I’m not wrong.
— Lauren Sarner - 4x07 review: ‘Black Sails’ Gives Rise to Calico Jack