Marco polo (season 2) appreciation post 1/10→ S2E01 “Hunter and the Sable Weaver”
“Any man who rises to greatness will face envy from his brothers, his relations. You stand above them all, because you know compassion is the greatest shield. Have compassion for these smaller men smaller minds.”
You don’t even know how hard this was! All the demons out for my head. No one knew. I was the best of those sons of bitches! The most loyal! Not even Alistair knew! Only Lilith. Yeah, I’m sure you’re a little angry right now, but, I mean, come on, Sam! Even you have to admit I’m - I’m awesome!
Will I ever be over the fact that the chief strategists on either side of the war for the large part are Eleanor and Flint? The shots of them looking out over the sea, the cut from Eleanor in the fort after Nassau is (briefly) taken by the pirates to the room where Flint is instructing the captains. The difference is that Flint has Silver ( no daylight between you and I) and Madi (the madness of those who see the world as it should be) , and Eleanor has no partner, and the one she has betrays her so profoundly ( by bringing the Spanish).