Con O’Neill’s fascinating efficiency all through the season options repeated moments of uncooked emotion which might be as disarming as they’re endearing, and Izzy’s painful regeneration culminates in his haltingly courageous and susceptible rendition of the Edith Piaf tune La Vie En Rose throughout the season’s sixth episode, Calypso’s Birthday, with Izzy lastly opening himself to his crew’s joyful camaraderie, and even becoming a member of them in carrying make-up.
The present’s make-up designer Nancy Hennah defined “Con actually, actually needed Izzy to look stunning, and for it to not be a type of comedic look. He was actually targeted on the truth that Izzy’s been going by means of this course of for his character and the love of Blackbeard.”
Whereas that is arguably Izzy’s highpoint, everyone knows that pirates don’t tend to get comfortable endings, and there was one kicker of a twist within the season finale.
Fortunately, Izzy Palms’ story didn’t finish the way in which of his real-life counterpart, Israel Palms, as a result of whereas he was certainly the actual Blackbeard’s first mate, and whereas Blackbeard actually did give him everlasting accidents by capturing him within the leg, the actual Palms’ story ended with him promoting his pirate comrades out to flee execution, and dying a beggar on the streets of London.
As an alternative, the Our Flag Means Loss of life season two finale gave followers an Izzy ending that was someway a thousand instances sadder whereas additionally oddly liberating and uplifting, in addition to doing justice to the momentous journey each he and Ed soak up season two.
Stede Bonnet foreshadows Izzy’s finish by defending his reckless plan to defeat the navy in opposition to Ed’s description of it as a suicide mission with: “It’s solely suicide… if we die.” And within the second through which Prince Ricky fires his gun to warn his naval comrades of the Revenge crew’s pirate ambush, the one indication we get that the bullet has hit Izzy within the abdomen is a tightening of his face, barely registering shock or ache, extra in resignation of his destiny.