Written by Mr. Mouseburger 3rd Nov 2006
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Jack Sparrow, after causing an explosion that sends the Kraken away, albeit temporarily, realizes that it'll be back sooner rather than later. He reluctantly orders the crew to evacuate the Black Pearl.
Once most of the crew have gone, Jack lingers on his beloved ship a little while longer, reluctant to say goodbye, when Elizabeth Swann appears. She walks up to him and unexpectedly kisses him. Sparrow is taken aback by this show of affection, but her motives soon become clear when we hear the telltale sound of handcuffs being locked.
Now, in the 21st century, being handcuffed by an attractive young lady might have portended to some titillating adult entertainment, but in the middle ages on the Caribbean Sea, being cuffed to the mast of a ship is *never* a good sign. Swann informs Sparrow that the Kraken is not after the ship at all, but is after him, and so, she is handcuffing him to the ship to make him sacrifice himself for the good of the crew. After imparting this information, she leaves Jack and joins the rest of the departing crew and tells them that Jack had decided to sacrifice himself and allow them the chance to escape.
Meanwhile, back on the Pearl, Jack has managed to loosen the cuffs and slip out of them, but it is too late, because the Kraken has already surrounded the ship. Realising he is “done for”, Jack picks up his sword, and runs into the Kraken’s gaping maw, just as it swallows him whole, presumably, or so we are led to believe, to his death.
Note from Mouseburger: Yes, yes, I know he is not going to be dead, Johnny Depp is too much of a box office draw to kill him off in the franchise. However, in the context of this film, he is dead, as was Barbossa in the first film.