I’m getting sick of the misogyny towards Miranda Barlow. I’ve read from several people on here that claim that Miranda made her own choices and thus she was killed. They make it sound so simple, like Black Sails 2.09 was brilliantly written and well acted but it was also utterly devastating. The fact of the matter is that Miranda Barlow didn’t just simply make a choice and was killed for it.
For years, Miranda held the weight of the world on her shoulders and cared deeply for James and Thomas. She held back a lot though not because she wasn’t enraged but because she seen no point in it. James on the other hand was enraged to no end and nearly died multiple times because of it. When Miranda does eventually get enraged, she has due reasoning to be enraged. She finds out who is linked with Thomas’ murderer (which we know now wasn’t the case) and she lets out all her rage.
All the rage that Flint has had since episode 1 but ya’ll make her seem like we’ll look she could have calmed down in that moment. But no in that fucking moment, that was Miranda Barlow. That was the woman who has dealt with the death of her husband and being exiled from a place that she could call home. It would be nice if people could be considerate of how Miranda withholding all that rage, fits with both the time period and her gender.
She made her choices but she did them all for Thomas and James. Her choices were no different than that of Flint. Although I’d suggest she was more like Silver and less like Madi. She was not longing for war. But in that moment, the war was brought to her. We deserved to see more of that rage. We deserve to see Miranda alive with Thomas and James. So this is a reminder that of matter, Miranda Barlow deserved better from not only the writers but from people on here.