James Onedin finds more problems ashore after returning from the near disastrous voyage to secure Braganza's contract in Portugal. Brother Rober is not pleased to find there is no profit for him and does not want to be involved with any more of James' schemes.

 Callon floods James with Briganza's empty casks, making it difficult to operate the ship, there is no where else to put them,

Until Albert Frazer steps in, could this bit of help be something to do with his interest in Elizabeth?

Fogarty seems to think Elizabeth will marry him