We return from hiatus and set our focus, once again, on Max! This conversation explores her arc throughout season two and features a guest speaker and shared friend in fandom. Together we investigate the nature of Max's relationship with Anne Bonny and Jack Rackham, and ask ourselves: how does the Max/Anne romance hold up against a few re-watches? Why is Max so often defined by manipulation, cleverness, and ambition? In what ways does season two expand or depart from her status as a sexual assault survivor? And how does her identity as a black woman contribute to her arc?
Our audio quality was slightly challenged this time around and we encourage listeners to use this transcript as needed.
Last, we'd like to thank and give credit to Entertainment for the Braindead for the use of our theme song "Pirates" off the album Roadkill.