When Robert finds out there was no profit on
the first voyage, he wants out of the partnership, but is
dissuaded by his wife Sarah. James' sister
Elizabeth is engaged to Fogarty, but is frustrated by
his insistence on getting married only after Callon makes
him a captain. She is also strongly attracted to Frazer.
James Onedin (Peter Gilmore) prefers Frazer as well, as his
family would be very useful for the newly established Onedin
Callon floods James with barrels, which he is by contract
obliged to take in, but he has no place to store them nor
money to rent one. Frazer offers temporary storage for free.