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completley ruthless but deeply selfish – who has grown up in a hard
world and has litlte time for feelings.
I agree too about the proposal to Leonora – but the whole series 3
was weak becuase it tried to make James inot a womaniser whch he
wasnt'. He was too busy making money to be interested in women – and
i beleive that Peter Gilmore refused ot do any more shows unless they
made James more like his old self…
I can just about think he chose Leonora because Caroline had turned
him down repeatedly and he wanted to remarry and have soemone to keep
house anad look after his child, plus probably he woudl have liekd to
have a son by her – and she was rich and pretty. I think that he idd
like her a bit – but the proposal was mostly out of selfish rasons.
> Its also the case that Onedin named the South American port – Port
> Baines – I think there was more of a bond than previous posters have
> It must be remembered that JO was a man who was totally driven by
> interest, and had little time for emotional bonds – his sudden
> conversion to propose to Leonora is particularly jarring.
> He's an interesting character for a popular drama – an anti-hero who
> you totally root for, and he's not really "held back" by being
> surrounded by villainous rivals/enemies. The nearest you really get
> is Callan in season one. Certainly Fogerty mark I is a rival, but
> aside from compromising Elizabeth, he's not really an enemy.
> — In firstname.lastname@example.org, "stuart_fanning"