The way oranges are tied to Jim’s family trauma and the loss of their family, and they pass on/allow Stede to have the last orange from their family tree, petrified so it will never rot and be destroyed. And Stede takes that orange home and his daughter chooses to make it into something that will forever connect her and her father, despite the fact that he won’t be in her life anymore.
The last orange from Jim’s family’s tree becomes a symbol of Stede being able to leave his family on better terms and for them all to move on. And Jim says it’s okay for him to keep it while they’re still struggling with holding onto feelings of anger and a need for revenge for everything they lost and won’t get back. This, while Stede chose to leave his wife and children, an action that ended up causing pain for his kids and for Mary, even if they did end up better off for it as time went on.
The last Jimenez orange is loss and grief and grace and hope all at once. Jim doesn’t have their parents anymore, but they’ve got a family in the Revenge crew. And they’re passing on something so precious to the captain of the crew, Stede Bonnet. And Stede gets to take that precious thing and pass it on to his child when he comes back from the dead as a parent and try to make amends as best he can before leaving them to a better life as he tries to seek his own.
We see Alma and Jim (both family to him) give Stede grace with that orange. Grace and hope and love despite seeing clearly his flaws. It all is so tied to the people around him feeling their grief and trauma and working through it and Stede seeing that, I think, is what continues to make him want to be a better person.
Our Flag Means Death → This Is Happening
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