Why is Will still Captain of the Flying Dutchman?
Okay so I’ve seen a lot of posts about how after ten years, according to the legend of Davy Jones, Will should have been allowed to come ashore and leave the Dutchman so long as Elizabeth stayed true to him. And I have a theory as to why he couldn’t come back but Elizabeth still loves him. The idea behind “staying true” or “faithful” can mean solely committed to. And Elizabeth no longer was “solely committed to” Will. She now had a son whom she loved and was committed to. After 10 years her heart was divided between the two of them. She loved them equally. Differently yes but equally still. And so because her heart was divided Will was still bound to the Dutchman.
That’s my theory anyway