When Elizabeth first sees her father while she is safely on board the Black Pearl after saving Jack, she thinks that they've returned. She's incredibly happy to see him in a little row boat amoung many others. "Elizabeth, we're not back," Jack says solemnly. That changes everything. She begins to frantically call to her father. Weatherby Swann: "Elizabeth, are you dead?" Elizabeth: "No. No." Weatherby: "I think I am." Elizabeth: "No, you can't be." The former governor just sits in his little row boat, calmly as he sails to the afterlife. Elizabeth on the other hand, does the exact opposite. She throws a rope overboard to him, asking him to climb on. But it's too late. She tragically screams and cries and you really can't help but feel sorry for her when he doesn't take the rope. He calmly tells her that he's just so proud of her. When they last saw eachother, he was risking his life to get her safely out of Port Royal. Of course, after that she sails around the globe doing tons of dangerous stuff, but ya know. Tia Dalma commands that she doesn't leave the ship, so every on has to hold her back. And eventually she is thrusted into dear Will's arms as she weeps.
Now how did Weatherby Swann end up in the land of the dead in the first place? Surely he wasn't on a mission to save Jack. Well, we know that he too is arrested at the beginning of The Prrates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and taken before Lord Beckett to bargain. "
Yes. Well, every man should have a secret he carries with him to his grave." Oh, how we despise Beckett. It's one thing to be cruel to a pirate, like Jack, but it's a whole new level when you execute an oblivious old man who only wants to do whats best for his only child. Thins get a bit awkward when Elizabeth is reunited with Norrington, who has been working for the Royal Navy. James: "
The final words of Governor Weatherby Swann