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and James actually didn't seem incliend to wnat a more equitable
relationsip – though Im not sure what form that would take? – in fact
at every attempt by Baines to set up on his own, James took offence
and quarreeled with him.
> 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
> 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
> proved and the naming of Onedin's son William at the endof the