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28th February 2005 at 8:20 pm in reply to: Captain Baines – Did the Scripwriter give him a Raw Deal? #529duncanharvey2001MemberIts 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 self
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 email@example.com, "stuart_fanning"
> — In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ronald Pritchard
> <australian4you@y…> wrote:
> > 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
> > would
> > 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?
> > Ron
> > — stuart_fanning <stuart.fanning@n…>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > 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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