After the trial the family expect life to return to normal, but they feel uncomfortable having been used to the freedom of the island. Billy, as an orphaned black boy is looked down by society and ex-seaman Ben is also ostracized by Boston society as beneath them. To the family's horror, David is arrested and thrown into gaol. The family discover that Kwang Sen, who has his own vendetta against the family, has hired a top lawyer to get the murder trial reopened on the grounds that the original trial was improperly conducted. The family find their lives beginning to come apart. Ben feels uncomfortable working for Oscar, and Oscar encourages this discomfort, wanting to rid himself of this embarrassing relative. Oscar finally convinces Ben that Joanna would be better off without him and gives Ben money to go away and start a new life in Australia. Joanna discovers this at the last minute and stops Ben as the ship is about to sail. Billy feels redundant and resents being treated like a ...