Pirate Master Episodes

2007, TV Show

Pirate Master Episode: "24 Hour Party Pirates"

Season 1, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Another pirate is cut adrift. Cameron Daddo is the host.
Original Air Date: Jul 24, 2007

9 Season 1, Episode 9

CBS ought to send every viewer who caught this most recent episode of Pirate Master a gold coin. After canceling this ratings disappointment, those who did follow this show now have to log on to CBS.com to catch streaming video of the remaining few new episodes. Given what could have happened - being forever left to wonder at the outcome like, say, fans of Invasion, Reunion, or Threshold - we few fans should be grateful that we can at least see the full run of the show. Watching this episode, however, I kept asking myself why? Why pull the show now when this episode involved so many tweaks to the game that it is now at its most interesting? Why do they ever let Louie do the puzzles? Why did Christa bid for the royal pardon? First off, the changes: Ben and Jay have been stripped of their officer statuses, courtesy of the host. (Coincidence that this move comes right after the ghost pirate debacle?) Now these former officers are both eligible for a black mark, but they can now also vote for mutiny without having to sacrifice their cushy positions. Without the "Triad," Azmyth, whom I now want to call Captain Cook since he has taken over Jupiter's kitchen duties, is alone (and lonely) at the helm. Going forward, only two black marks will be issued. The Royal Pardon expires after this Pirates Court and the captain gets to keep all the treasure. The best change of all came when the Black Crew, consisting of nemesis Laurel, conspirator Nessa and Louie, lost the challenge, thereby unseating Azmyth. However, this loss was due mostly to Louie and his inability to unlock the shackles. Again, I ask, why is Louie anywhere near these puzzles? The ever-scheming Jay immediately nominated Christa as first female captain. He then immediately started working on her to put up Kendra and Azmyth - one a revenge nomination, the other a strategic nomination. To top it off, he tried to swindle Kendra out of her Royal Pardon sale. He may be the best pirate on this ship. I like that Christa, aka Sweet Beard, managed to issue black marks and at the same time deflect any blame by using the good old democratic vote ploy. What I don't understand is why she wasted money actually bidding on a pardon that would be useless thereafter? In the end, she got Azmyth cut adrift with a unanimous vote that only cost her $12,500 of her generous $50K treasure. A word about the monthlong captain, Azmyth, whom we must thank for making the show entertaining. He was enthusiastic. He fully embraced the roles of pirate and captain. He was ruthless, he was fun and in the end a bit delusional in refusing to believe his minions wouldn't turn on him. He should have bid on that pardon. All in all it was not a bad show. We got a mutiny of sorts. We got a chuckle at four-time black-spot recipient Kendra's odd speech to the crew, and we got a new set of rules. It will be interesting to see if the crew turns on Christa as they have with the previous captains, but even more interesting will be whether the viewers turn on CBS for cancelling the show. Check TV Guide's Online Video Guide to find more episodes of Pirate Master. show less
CBS ought to send every viewer who caught this most recent episode of Pirate Master a gold coin. After canceling this ratings disappointment, those who did follow this show now have to log on to CBS.com to catch streaming video of the remaining few new episodes. Given what could have happened — being forever left to wonder at the outcome like, say, fans of Invasion, Reunion, or Threshold — we few fans should be grateful that we can at least see the full run of the show. Watching this episode, however, I kept asking myself why? Why pull the show now when this episode involved so many tweaks to the game that it is now at its most interesting? Why do they ever let Louie do the puzzles? Why did Christa bid for the royal pardon?First off, the changes: Ben and Jay have been stripped of their officer statuses, courtesy of the host. (Coincidence that this move comes right after the ghost pirate debacle?) Now these former officers are both eligible for a black mark, but they can no... read more

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Premiered: May 31, 2007, on CBS
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Premise: Sixteen adventurers spend a month traveling the ocean blue in search of $1 million in treasure in this reality series. Elimination comes via a `Pirate's Court,' and, in each round, contestants can obtain gold coins with which to strike deals.

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