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- "Take a look around. You think these people give a damn about consequences? Take the night off. A true pirate doesn't live for tomorrow, they only live for the moment."
- —Mick Rory to Amaya Jiwe
|When Sara decides to take some private time, the Legends pursue a lead on the whereabouts of the long-lost Earth Totem. Without Sara's knowledge, the Legends find themselves in 1717 to hunt for Blackbeard’s long-lost treasure, but in true Legends fashion, things go awry. Meanwhile, Ray feels guilty about something he has done and tries to make amends, which lands him in even bigger trouble.|
- This episode's original title, "Daddy Dearest", shares a similar title to fellow season 3 episode "".
- The title is a reference to the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
- In trying to hype up "Dread Pirate Jiwe", Ray claims that no one has heard of her as "dead men tell no tales", which is a phrase said throughout the franchise and is the title of the fifth film of the same name in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
- Coincidentally, Blackbeard is the main antagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
- Wally tells Rip that he's "living one quarter-mile at a time". When asked if he's quoting a Buddhist koan, Wally explains that he's quoting Dom Toretto in the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious.
- As of this episode, Keiynan Lonsdale becomes a series regular.
- Rip and Wally sing the 1984 song "Careless Whisper" by George Michael at a karaoke bar in Tokyo in 1992.
- During their date, Ava and Sara refer to the well-known fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond.
- The pirate nickname Mick gives to Amaya, the "Dread Pirate Jiwe", is an homage to Dread Pirate Roberts, the pirate identity adopted by Westley in The Princess Bride.
- It is revealed in this episode that Mari McCabe is now in a relationship with Adam Macalester.
- As Blackbeard and Anne Queen are walking ashore onto Grace Island in 1717, Anne softly sings, "15 men on a dead man's chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum". That song comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, which wouldn't be published for another 166 years in 1883.
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