Monday, October 29, 2012
"That was For the Smell"
Will Turner's first mission as a pirate is, of course, to make it to Tortuga, because you're really not a pirate until you've been there. Tortuga is a lovely little pirate city filled with peace and quite. HAHA! Yeah right. It's just the opposite. Whenver pirates are involved, it's loud and crowded and barbaric, and everybody is always in a fight. Jack: "It is indeed a sad life that has never breathed deep the sweet proliferous bouquet that is Tortuga. Savvy? What do you tink?" I'm not quite so sure if Will agrees with that statement. Will: "It'll linger." Jack: "I'll tell you, mate, if every town in the world were like this one, no man would ever feel unwanted." Right on que, a young lady comes storming up. Jack: "Scarlett!" And then of course, he gets slapped by dear Scarlett. Do you feel wanted now? Because I still want you, Jack! Jack: "Not sure I deserved that. Giselle!" Giselle: "Who was she?"
Jack: "What?" Giselle slaps him also. Jack: "I may have deserved that." Well, incase you haven't watched the short PotC clip called Tales of the Code:Wedlocked, which I highly suggest you do, I'll fill you in. Jack agrees to marry Scarlett, but he also agrees to meet Giselle at the alter too! Scandalous! But then of course, Jack doesn't show up and these two girls are left alone together, angry at the other but most importantly angry at Jack. So when Giselle asks who Scarlett was, she actually knows. They probably plotted over his arrival. Also part of their revenge was to steal some screw off his dinghy, which explains why we first see Captain Jack Sparrow in a flooded row boat.
But Jack isn't only reunitd with past women in Tortuga, he meets up with another very important character lying in a pig sty: Mr. Joshamee Gibbs! And what better a reunion than to dump water on him while he's sleeping. Gibbs: "Curse you for breathing, you slack-jawed idiot!" He waves his kife around until he realizes who it is. Gibbs: "Mother's love! Jack! You should know better than to wake a man when he's sleepin'. It's bad luck." Pirates sure are superstitious. Jack: "Ah. Fortunately, I know how to counter it. The mane who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink. The man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a propostion from the man who did the waking."
Rum seems to make everything better. Meanwhile, Will is just standing there awkwardly. Gibbs: "Aye. That'll about do it." Jack helps Gibbs up, and then Will dumps another bucket of water on him. Great first impressions. Gibbs: "Blast! I'm already awake!" Will: "That was for the smell." Oh, William, so funny, so cute. So to the bar they go! As expected, there are a ton of drunk people fighting all round the bar. Jack: "Keep a sharp eye." He leaves Will as a look out and goes to have a private conversation with Gibbs. Gibbs: "Now, what's the nature of this venture of your'n?" Jack: "I'm going after the Black Pearl. I know where it's going to be, and I'm gonna take it."
Gibbs is so shocked that he almost coughs up his drink. Gibbs: "Jack, it's a fool's errand. You know better than me the tales of the Black Pearl." But Jack isn't afraid of anything! Jack: "That's why I know what Barbossa is up to. All I need is a crew." Gibbs: "I hear Captain Barbossa's not a man to suffer fools, nor strike a bargain with one." Geez. Why the negativity? Jack: "Well I say it's a good thing I'm not a fool then, aye?" Gibbs: "Prove me wrong. What makes you think Barbossa will give up his ship to you?" Jack: "Let's just say it's a matter of leverage. Aye?" Leverage. That sure is used a lot throughout the series. Gibbbs: "Huh?" Jack tilts his head towards Will, who is standing in the doorway. Gibbs doesn't get the message.
Jack continues to point with his head, rather strangely. It's actually really funny to watch him do that while it's muted. Finally, Gibbs looks over at Will, who is getting hit on by a fat, dirty, drunk woman. Not really Will's type. Gibbs: "The kid?" Jack nods slyly. Jack: "That is the child of Bootstrap Bill Turner. His only child. Savvy?" Gibbs eyes light up, as he has finally caught on to the plan. Of course, we dont' really catch on the plan until later, but that just adds to the suspense! Gibbs: "Is he now? Leverage, says you. I think I feel a change in the wind, says I. I'll fidn us a crew. There's bound to be sailors on this rock crazy as you." Jack: "One can only hope. Take what you can!" Gibbs: "Give nothin' back!" They clang their drinks and and toast. It's the first of many times when we hear them share that phrase. It must be good to be reunited again!