Talking about the last flashback, do you think Silver told Madi about the full extent of Flint's relationship with Thomas? Him mentioning Thomas to Mari threw me off a bit and I don't know if we're supposed to believe that he told her flint's secret or if he just told her that he lost a friend named Thomas or what. I'm loving all your thought-out answers this morning btw, they're making a fab episode even better. And your gifsets of course are killing me. Great job all around 👌🏼
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(Sorry for the late reply though, I got swept away with the new content)
I have to admit that that line threw me off too. I was surprised and a liiitle bit disappointed at first. At first!!! I was sure Silver would keep that secret because Flint told him that in full confidence, considered him the only person worthy of knowing that information about him because he trusted he wouldn’t use it against him or see him any differently for it. I was sure the reason for Madi’s initial mistrust of Flint was so strong partly because she didn’t know who he was, what he’s lost, and what that war truly meant to him. But considering she did know, this means her trusting Silver, a person she knows little about (considering not even Flint was privy to his life story and they’ve known each other far longer than Silver and Madi have) and not trusting Flint even though she knew he fights for his lost family doesn’t really make sense. She heard about Flint and Silver’s influence in the pirate world, she was told by her father they were both dangerous men, so why did it take her so long to understand him and not Silver?! Why did Flint have to make that extra effort to win her trust? Anyway I went off topic, that’s a discussion for another time and one that can have many interpretations, of course.
I think Silver might not have told her all of it, though. I can’t believe he would give away too much because he’s genuinely sympathetic towards Flint and his tragedies and as much as he trusts Madi not to go around and spread the story or even judge Flint for it, I feel like he’d consider it too private, too intimate to be shared so lightly. If she were to ever learn more about Flint and his relationship with Thomas and Miranda then Flint should be the one to tell her. It’s not Silver’s story to tell and I want to believe he knew that, especially given how long it took Flint to share that piece of his soul with him. However, even if he told her all he knows I don’t think he did any harm by it. I think he just wanted to show her that there is more to Flint than she thinks. That he’s fighting for something far greater and more meaningful than she and the rest of the world are led to believe. That he’s not all about destruction and mayhem, but rather about love because that is the root of Flint’s existence. Perhaps that was what helped her eventually see past the harsh exterior of Flint’s persona and allowed her to truly understand the broken man inside.