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> Hi Stuart,
> Not really (though possibly puzzling). JO was
> basically an aristocrat from the beginning (?) and
> married Anne to gain the shipping line. WB was just a
> common sailor who worked his way up. Though it does
> seem confusing at times why JO would not consider WB
> his equal (when it was Capt. WB) it is sort of the
> caste system of the victorian era.
> Searching for WB in Labrador would have been the
> code of the sea (going to another's distress) and
> not necessarily mean they were buddy-buddy.
> I have not seen all the eps but what happen to Anne
> Onedin? Did she die or get a divorce from James?
> — stuart_fanning <stuart.fanning@n…>
> > Does anyone else think it strange that, in the main,
> > the
> > Baines/James Onedin relationship didn't develop all
> > that much. If
> > you look at their relationship during the first
> > couple of seasons
> > and the last two seasons, it hadn't changed that
> > much. Surely over
> > the 20 or 30 years they were together Baines would
> > have grown in
> > self confidence so that there relationship would
> > have become more of
> > one of equals. Obviously it couldn't completely as
> > Baines was a
> > senior employee, but Onedin's growing reliance on
> > Baines over the
> > years should have pushed things in that direction. I
> > think Onedin
> > would have accepted a more equal relationship, but
> > the series
> > scriptwriters really didn't develop the Baines
> > character very much.
> > Onedin obviously cared for Baines as the long search
> > in icy Labrador
> > proved and the naming of Onedin's son William at the
> > endof the
> > series.
Anne died in Childbirth having
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