What Americans can you trust?
The final episode wasn't a particularly patriotic affair despite ending on an American flag being hoisted high above Delaney's new boat. For one thing, Michael Kelly's yellow-toothed spy character reveals himself as a double-agent working on behalf of the dreaded East India Company. In exchange for safe passage to America, he demands Delaney sign over Nootka Sound. Unsurprisingly, Delaney does not like this.
In fact, he doesn't like it so much that he stabs the Yankee spy with a pen, dips his head in blue dye, cuts out some of his internal organs, and leaves him hanging like a Blue Man Group scarecrow in his own flag-making lair. It's a sad moment for the bad dental hygiene spy. I could never remember his character's name, but he wasn't meant to go out like this. As, Tobias Fünke might say, he blue himself.
The guy from House of Cards wasn't the only duplicitous American to make an appearance in the episode: Carlsbad, Delaney's magic partner from Episode Three, also re-emerged. In one of the episode's best sequences, Lorna Bow drops by the mysterious female spy's house to offer her a deal on some "powder" she's looking to sell. Annoyed, Carlsbad pulls a knife on her, but the two women quickly make a deal in a winning exchange that ends with Bow saying she's Delaney's mother. It's a great scene, and a potential lesson for season two: Tom Hardy doesn't have to be in every minute of the show. Seriously, let him brood in his trailer sometimes.