First lets recap what happened in the first episode. Spoilers ahead, obvioulsy but not really, it's just the first episode nothing is going to get ruined for you. Tom Hardy's characters name is James Delaney. His father has just died and he returns for the funeral to the surprise of everyone. He was thought to be dead. Drowned on a slave ship making its way to Africa. We can see from everyones reaction that he is a scary and mysterious figure.
The main plot line revolves around a piece of land that his father has left to him in his will. The Nootka sound, which is off Vancouver island. This is 1814 and the war of 1812 has just wrapped up. Britain and the US are getting ready to finalize the peace treaties and a main part of those treaties is determining the border between USA and Canada. Vancouver Island and the Nootka sound are a big deal in these talks because it is a "gateway to China".
The East India Company, basically the part of Britain that took over the world and ran everything back in the day are heavily involved in this matter. They sit down to discuss Delaney and how they will approach him about the land. In this meeting we hear about Delaneys past. He was a company boy in the East India Company and worked directly under Sir Strange, the now creepy old dude in charge. Strange doesn't remember anything about him so he reads his report. We learn here that Delaney was exceptional in all reports but also had a wild streak including, breaking officers necks, setting fire to a navy boat, fighting a bear, and rebelling against the cooks for bad custard. He was also always apparantly raving about fortune and hidden treasures and loved trying to trade with Red Indians and the Aztecs.
This last part is important because we find out that Delanys mom was a Nootka indian. His father purchased her when he purchased the land in exchange for gun poweder. This explains the previous remarks from the Company about how he 'has his mother' in him and such.
That's the main plot. The land. At the end of the episode the Company tries to bully him into accepting their offer but Delaney doesn't budge. He just grunts a couple times then leaves. (No one grunts better than Tom Hardy)
Some of the side plots include....
As I said earlier, I definitely think that kid isn't his brother but the love child of him and his sister. I'm not sure how that will come into play I just know that the kid will be a part of the show. Anytime they introduce a character in the first episode then the main character says he will never see that character again you can almost guarantee that the opposite is going to happen.
They have established that Delaney is smarter than the average person and is also a mad man. I think the show brings us to nootka sound and we get some good old cowboys and indians type fun. With Delaney playing part of Indian.
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