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Episode 26
(TB 1/DISK 3 #8)

 
Tape Date: July 18, 1966
Air Date: August 1, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Michael Currie as Jonas Carter
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I have come to Collinwood to unlock the echoes of my past, but the tensions of the present seem almost to obscure my search—tensions that fill the dark corridors, that wait in musty corners, and murmur behind the doors of unused rooms.

The door at the end of the bedroom hallway opens. David peeks from inside and, seeing no one in the hallway, comes out and closes the door. But as soon as he comes out, Vicki comes into the hallway. David tells her, "You can have your stupid letter!". Vicki asks him, "Your father could have been killed, David! Why did you do it?" David replies, "I didn't!", but Vicki shows him the bleeder valve and tells him, "I found this in your room." David exclaims, "You're lying!" Vicki tells him, "I'm going to show this to your Aunt Elizabeth." David scream, "NO! GIVE THAT TO ME!" He goes berserk and tries to take it from her. She retreats to her room but he chases her in there, fighting her like a madman, trying to take the valve from her. Finally, she manages to put the valve in the top drawer of her dresser and locks it in there. David calms down a little. She tells him, "Let me show you where I found it, David." and starts out the door. He accompanies her. But as they get out the door, Vicki suddenly turns and goes back into her room and locks the door.

Roger goes to the police station to talk to Constable Carter. Carter explains to him that he couldn't arrest Burke Devlin because there wasn't any real evidence against him, that had he arrested him, they would've had to let him go anyway for lack of evidence.

From inside her room, Vicki listens through the door to see if she can hear if David is still outside. She calls out, "David? Are you out there?". He is, but does not answer.

Roger reminds Constable Carter, "My family is responsible for over half the jobs in this town." and threatens to use his influence to have him removed from his job the next election. The constable angrily refuses to be intimidated. Roger asks him, "Have you had his room at the Inn searched? At least you could do that." Carter tells him, "Burke would have to be either a fool or a psychotic to have kept the valve and put it in his room if he had been the one who tampered with your car, and I don't think he's either."

Finally, David leaves from outside Vicki's door. Vicki comes out. Downstairs, Elizabeth, who's been out somewhere, comes in through the front doors and runs into David, who's running down the stairs. She grabs him. He screams, "Let me go! Let me go!" She asks him what's the matter. He tells her, "It's Miss Winters. She tried to hurt me!" She takes him into the drawing room and asks him what he means. He lies, "She got mad a me for reading her stupid letter. She pulled me into her room and tried to hurt me. She hates me. She might even try to blame me for my father's accident!" David suddenly stops talking. Vicki has come into the room. Elizabeth tells David to leave the room, saying she wants to speak to Vicki alone. David reluctantly leaves, saying, "She's going to lie to you about me!"

Against his best judgment, Constable Carter gets a warrant to search Burke's room. He calls the Inn and finds that Devlin is not there, that he's left and said he'd be gone for four or five hours. Roger tells him he'd like to accompany him, but Carter tells him that that wouldn't be legal.

David eavesdrops through the drawing room door. Inside, Vicki starts to tell Elizabeth her story. Before she can tell her about the bleeder valve, however, the phone rings. Elizabeth answers. It's Roger. He tells her that he's managed to convince the constable to search Burke Devlin's room, that the constable will be conducting the search soon. Outside, David listens to the call on the phone in the foyer. After finishing the call, Elizabeth tells Vicki about the search. Vicki tells her, "He won't find it." Elizabeth asks he how she knows that. Vicki replies," I have it. I found it in David's dresser drawer." She explains what happened. Elizabeth is dumbfounded and refuses to believe it. Vicki tells her, "I can show it to you. It's upstairs in my room." As they go up, Elizabeth, still not believing her, asks , "Are you sure you weren't mistaken? It could've been something else. Many mechanical parts look alike." Vicki replies, "No, I'm sure it was the bleeder valve. It looked exactly like the drawing Mr. Malloy made." They get to her room. Vicki takes the key out of her pocket, unlocks the drawer and opens it. She reaches in to get the bleeder, but finds that it's gone.

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Episode 27
(TB 1/DISK 3-#9)

Tape Date: July 19, 1966
Air Date: August 2, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift 
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Barnard Hughes as Stuart Bronson

My name is Victoria Winters. The men who founded the Collins fortune were pioneers, and the Great House on the crest of Widows' Hill is a symbol of their strength. But it's different now, for the portraits that look down from the paneled walls see only the horror of unreasoning hatred.

Vicki is looking for David downstairs. Carolyn returns through the front doors. She asks Vicki where Elizabeth is. Vicki tells her that they're looking for David, that Elizabeth is searching upstairs and she downstairs. Carolyn asks why. Vicki tells her it's because David is suspected of attempted murder. Carolyn is shocked and asks what she means. Vicki explains what happened.

Burke Devlin is at the "Bangor Pines Hotel" meeting with Stuart Bronson in Bronson's hotel room. He asks Bronson if he has the papers he wanted. Bronson replies that he does. He tells him, "You know, you didn't have to drive up here. I could've rented a car and driven down to Collinsport and delivered them to you." Devlin angrily tells him, "I've already told you no one in Collinsport is to suspect that you are working for me. We are to take no chances of being seen together! Bronson gives him some documents, saying, "The complete financial statements of the Collins family. I've got complete profit statements for the last five years." Devlin takes the papers and says, "It's the debt structure I'm interested in." Bronson asks, "Why the need for all the secrecy? We're not planning to do anything illegal." Burke replies, "It's no fun giving someone a surprise party if the person you want to surprise knows it's coming." He starts to read the documents.

Vicki tells Carolyn there's one thing that puzzles her, how the bleeder valve disappeared from her locked dresser drawer. Carolyn tells her she thinks she knows what happened. She tells her, "Let me get something from my room." While Vicki is waiting for her in the bedroom hallway, she hears a noise coming from behind the door at the end of the hallway. Carolyn comes back. Vicki tells her about the noise. Carolyn tells her that that's impossible, that that part of the house is unused and the door is always locked, that no one ever goes in there. Suddenly, the door starts to open. Both Vicki and Carolyn stand there shocked. But it is only Elizabeth who comes out. Carolyn asks what she was doing in there. She explains that she was looking for David. Inside Vicki's room, Carolyn goes to the dresser and opens the locked top drawer. Vicki asks, "How did you do that?" Elizabeth explains, "That dresser has a mate in Carolyn's room. The keys are the same." Carolyn notices a copy of "Mechanics" magazine in Vicki's drawer. Surprised to see it there, she takes it out, saying, "I didn't know you read this, Vicki!" She leafs through it and is shocked to find an apparently well thumbed article on the braking system of a car. She shows this to Elizabeth and Vicki. Elizabeth asks Vicki what it's doing in her room. Vicki tells her David gave it to her as a gift. Elizabeth, perhaps starting to suspect Vicki, tell her "That sounds dubious..."

Burke Devlin finishes reading the report and angrily tells Stuart Bronson, "It doesn't go far enough!" Bronson replies, "I don't see what you're talking about. All we have to do now is to buy out all the outstanding letters of credit and call them in." Burke replies, "No. It's not complete enough. I want a complete report of EVERYTHING the Collins Family owns." Bronson explains, "But I got all the big things." Burke tells him, "That's not good enough. I want everything, however small. There's some buildings on the waterfront you didn't get, for example." He tells him, "I'm going to do a job on that family. When I'm finished with them, they'll wish they never heard the name 'Burke Devlin'!" Devlin asks Bronson, "Now where's that report on Logansport I asked for?" Bronson replies, "Logansport. That's where the competing cannery you were interested in is. Isn't it in there?" Devlin replies that it isn't. Bronson, puzzled, tells him, "It should be in there. I know I asked my secretary to type it up. Maybe she sent it to your hotel room by mistake." Burke angrily tells him, "She better not have! If anyone notices it came from your office, the Collins' might find out!" He calls the Collinsport Inn to see if he's had any mail.

Elizabeth tells Roger on the telephone that David's missing.

Burke's call to the Collinsport Inn goes through. He's relieved to find that he's had no mail. Suddenly, a shocked look crosses his face and he exclaims, "What?! When?!". After he hangs up, Bronson asks what's wrong. Burke tells him, "While I've been away, the sheriff has searched my room. It's been some day. Not only that, but someone was caught trying to break into my room." Bronson asks, "Who? A thief?" Devlin replies, "No. A little boy."

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Episode 28
(TB 1/DISK 4-#1)

Tape Date: July 20, 1966
Air Date: August 3, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Michael Currie as Jonas Carter

My name is Victoria Winters. A nine-year-old boy, driven by fear and desperation, has disappeared from Collinwood—a boy who holds the key to an attempted murder, a crime that involves the interest and concern of many people.

Burke Devlin returns to Collinwood. He goes to the police office and angrily confronts Sheriff Carter* about his searching his room. Carter defends himself by saying he had a warrant and was just doing his job. Burke asks, "Why didn't you search it when you questioned me?" The sheriff replies, "I'm just a slow, small town officer, I guess." Burke asks, "Roger Collins is behind this, isn't it?" Sheriff Carter lies that he isn't. He asks, "Now Burke, someone tampered with Roger's car. If wasn't you, who was it?".

Maggie finds David hanging around in the lobby of the Collinsport Inn. Thinking he is waiting for his father, she takes him into the diner and makes him a ice cream sundae. Maggie tells him, "You know, I heard you went into Burke Devlin's room..." David explains, "Someone left the door open. I was just looking."

Burke continues to argue with the sheriff. The phone rings. The sheriff answers and talks briefly with someone he calls "Frank." He tells him, "Now Frank, I told you to call me collect." Frank apparently says," That's all right" or something like that. The sheriff laughs and says, "Well, the New York police department must have a lot of money to spend." He tells him he can't talk to him right now and will call him back later. Realizing that the sheriff has been checking up on him, Burke blows up and yells, "STOP HOUNDING ME!" The sheriff remarks, "You know, Burke. You're starting to sound like a guilty man." After Burke leaves, the sheriff returns the call to New York.

Roger comes to the diner to get David. Maggie, who has let him in the door, takes him to the counter but is surprised to find that David isn't there. Puzzled, she tells him, "He was here a second ago.." She tells him, "There's something I want to talk to you about. It's my father. What's going on? He's been acting frightened since Burke Devlin came back. There seems to be something going on between him, Burke and you. What is it?" Roger denies that there is anything. Maggie tells him her father has been acting strangely, that he was acted really nervous when Burke visited the Evan's cottage. Roger exclaims, "What?! Burke visited the cottage?" Maggie replies that he did, that he asked Sam to do a portrait of him. Burke Devlin comes in through the door. He asks Maggie, "Any of that Lobster Roll left?" Maggie leaves to get him some. Roger and Burke exchange some angry words. Roger accuses Burke of lying, saying, "You said you were only going to be here for a few days, but I've found out that you're going to have a portrait painted." Burke replies that he wasn't lying, his plans have changed. Roger vows to put him back in prison and leaves. Maggie returns with Burke's dinner. Burke mentions that he heard a kid had broken into his room. Maggie replies, "Oh, that was just David. He didn't break in. A chambermaid left the door open and he just went in to take a look." Burke asks Maggie, "Was there any contact between your father and Roger Collins when I was away?" Maggie replies, "No, not until the night you came back. Roger came here looking for my father that night."

Roger goes to the sheriff's office. The sheriff tells him he's called New York and checked out Burke Devlin and found that he was clean, that he runs an investment company that buys companies and sells them for a profit. He tells him he did find one strange thing though, that about two weeks before Burke Devlin returned, he hired a private detective named Wilbur Strake who came to Collinsport and asked a lot of questions about the Collins family.

Burke Devlin finishes his Lobster Roll dinner, says goodbye to Maggie and leaves. Maggie takes the dishes and goes into the kitchen with them. David comes out from hiding and leaves. He's been in crouching down in the phone booth.

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Episode 29
(TB 1/DISK 4-#2)

Tape Date: July 21, 1966
Air Date: August 14, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The hours tick by in the Great House on Widows' Hill and there is still no word. The boy I had been brought here to tutor has not yet been found, and the faint whisper of fear is slowly becoming louder. fear that grips the heart of a woman who suspects a truth she cannot bear to face.

Elizabeth is in the drawing room. Carolyn comes in through the front door. Elizabeth asks her if she's found David. Carolyn replies that she hasn't, that she's looked through all the places on the estate where he might hide, including all her favorite hiding places when she was a kid and not found him. She tells her she fears that maybe he ran away. Elizabeth tells Carolyn that she blames Vicki for David running off.

At the Collinsport Inn, Burke Devlin returns to his room. He finds David in the hallway waiting for him. David tells him he's been waiting for him for over two hours, that he has something he wants to talk to him about. Devlin invites him in. After seating David on the couch, Burke tells him he'll go fix him a "Burke Devlin Special" to drink and goes into the kitchen. While Burke is in the kitchen, David takes the bleeder valve out of his pocket and puts it under the sofa seat mat.

Vicki comes downstairs and asks Elizabeth if David's been found. Elizabeth tells her she hasn't, then tells Vicki it's her (Vicki's) fault that David is gone. Vicki is shocked.

Carolyn goes to Vicki's room to talk to her. Seeing that Vicki looks sad, she tells her, "Don't blame yourself about David. He was a problem long before you came here." She asks her what's wrong. Vicki replies, "It's your mother..."

At the Collinsport Inn, Burke Devlin comes out of the kitchen with two drinks and gives one to David and toasts "To your mother!" They drink. Burke tells David," Your mother, Roger and I were once great pals." He asks him if he likes the drink. David replies that he does. Burke tells him, "It's a mixture of a couple of fruit juices. I loved it when I was a kid." He asks him what he wanted to talk to him about. David replies, "Oh, nothing."

Carolyn comes downstairs and angrily tells Elizabeth that she shouldn't be blaming Vicki about David. Elizabeth agrees and admits that she was wrong in blaming Vicki. The phone rings. It's Maggie. She asks if David's home yet, saying he was at the diner about three quarters of an hour ago. Elizabeth angrily asks, "He was there?! Why didn't you call and tell us?" Maggie replies that she did, that she called Roger, but by the time he came, David was gone. Elizabeth tells Carolyn to go into town and look for David there. Elizabeth apologizes to Vicki.

At the Collinsport Inn, David and Burke continue to talk. David tells Burke, "My father hates me." Burke assures him that that can't be true, that he's probably mistaking strictness for hate. He tells him his own father was very strict too. David tells him, "I wish my father were like you." Burke again asks him, "What did you come here for?" David replies, "Nothing. I just wanted to see what you looked like. My father and mother used argue all the time, and most of the arguments were about you. I was just curious about you." Burke looks out the window and notices that it's starting to storm. He tells David, "You'd better get home before the storm gets real bad." He tells him he'll drive him home. He tells David to go and wash up. While David is in the bathroom, Burke, who was apparently peeking out of the kitchen while he was making the "Burke Devlin Specials", lifts the seat cushion to see what David put there and finds the bleeder valve.

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Episode 30
(TB 1/DISK 4-#3)

Tape Date: July 22, 1966
Air Date: August 5, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A brewing storm buffets the Great House on Widows' Hill and angry spirits out of the dim past seem to pound against its walls, demanding admission. There is no sound in the house, nothing but the echo of thunder and the whine of the rising wind, yet the emptiness seems alive—alive with fear and tension that build on a single terrifying fact: I am alone.

Vicki is alone at Collinwood. She is in the drawing room. The lights suddenly go out. Vicki gets a candle and tries to light it. A lightning flash illuminate the foyer. Vicki is startled to see a shadowing figure standing there. She calls out, "Who's there?", but receives no reply. There's another lightning flash, but this time, there's no one in the foyer. The electricity comes back on. Vicki hears a door. She goes to see who it is and finds that it's Roger coming out of the door under the stairs. Vicki tells him she saw someone in the doorway a few minutes ago. Roger replies that it was probably him, that he was going down to the cellar to replace a fuse. He asks where everyone is. She tells him Carolyn is in town looking for David, and Elizabeth went to Matthew's cottage to see if he's found David yet. Vicki tells Roger that it was David who tried to kill him. She tells him about finding the bleeder valve in his room.

Burke Devlin is studying the bleeder valve. He hears the bathroom door start to open and quickly puts it in his pocket. David comes out of the bathroom. Burke and David talk some more. The conversation turns to dogs. Learning that David doesn't have one, Burke tells him, "Every boy should have a dog!" and promises to get him one if he's in town long enough. Nothing that the storm is getting worse, he tells David, "I think it's time I got you home." He goes to the phone and calls downstairs, telling the clerk to have his car brought out front. While his back is turned, David, who's apparently decided that Burke Devlin is a nice guy and has changed his mind about framing him, reaches under the seat cushion to retrieve the bleeder valve, but can't find it.

Burke is driving David home. David suddenly tells Burke, "We've got to go back! I think I left something in your room." Burke tells him it's too late to go back now and tells him, "What did you forget? I'll bring it to Collinwood tomorrow." David tells him," Nothing. I was mistaken. I didn't forget anything there."

At Collinwood, Vicki is explaining how she found the valve in David's room and locked it in her dresser, thinking he couldn't get it there, but found it gone and later learned that there was another key to the dresser. Roger tells Vicki he's surprised that David would have the knowledge to sabotage his car. Vicki shows him the "Mechanics" magazine David gave her and shows him the article explaining the workings of the master brake cylinder. There's a knock at the door downstairs. Vicki exclaims, "Maybe David's been found!" and rushes out of the room.

Vicki and Roger go downstairs and open the front door. It's Burke Devlin with David. Burke, perhaps not wanting Roger to become angry with David for going to his room, lies, "I found him walking along the streets in town." Roger tells David, "I want to talk to you, young man!" and takes him into the drawing room, closing the doors behind him.

In the drawing room, Roger tells David he knows that it was he who took the bleeder valve from his car. He tells him Vicki told him what happened, about her finding the bleeder valve and his taking it again. David tells him it's not true. He empties his pockets, putting the contents on the table and says, "Look. I don't have it!" Roger replies, "Well, then you obviously threw it away somewhere."

Outside in the foyer, Burke reminds Vicki about the advice he gave her the first time he met her to get back on the train and leave. He tells her it's not too late and advises her to leave Collinsport.

Inside the drawing room, Roger confronts David with the "Mechanics" magazine. David lies that it isn't his, that he's never seen it before. Roger opens the drawing room doors and tells Vicki to come in. She does. Roger asks her to recount her story. She does. David denies that it's true. He accuses Vicki of being a liar. He shouts, "I never had that valve!" Burke, in the foyer, hears this. He comes into the drawing room, takes the valve out of his pocket, and asks, "Is this what you're looking for?"

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Episode 31
(TB 1/DISK 4-#4)

Tape Date: July 25, 1966
Air Date: August 8, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Moment by moment, Collinwood has seen a tight coil of tension drawn closer to the breaking point. And now nothing remains but the explosion itself—an explosion centered on a small piece of metal resting in the palm of a man's hand.

Roger asks Burke where he found the valve. Burke lies that when he was driving David home, he stopped at the place where the accident occurred to take a look and found it lying near there. He remarks that it must've fallen off by itself. He tells Roger that David was there with him and can confirm his story. He asks David, "Isn't that true, David?" David lies that it is. Roger asks David, "Why didn't you tell me this before?" David is silent, but Burke interjects, "Because you didn't give the boy a chance to, Roger!" Roger asks to speak to Vicki alone. David and Burke leave the drawing room and Roger closes the doors. He shows Vicki the bleeder valve and asks her, "Is this what you found in David's room?" She replies that it is.

Outside in the foyer, Burke tells David to tell him the truth. He tells David he found the bleeder valve under the sofa cushion in his hotel room, that he saw him put it there when he was in the kitchen, that he was peeking out the door while he was making the drinks. David admits that he did. Burke tells him he knows that he was trying to frame him, a man already under suspicion, but understands why he did it, that when you're trapped in a corner, you do a lot of stupid things. David tells him he didn't know he was going to be such a nice guy and they were going to become such good friends. He tells him that when he did, he tried to get the valve back, but couldn't. Burke tells David he's mad at him a little, but that they're still friends.

Inside the drawing room, Vicki maintains that her story is true. The phone rings. Roger answers. It's Carolyn. She tells Roger she didn't find David, but inquired at the Collinsport Inn and learned from the clerk that David left there with Burke Devlin a little while ago. Roger wonders why Burke would lie about finding David wandering the streets.

Outside, Burke is alone in the foyer. David comes out from the bedroom hallway and comes back downstairs holding a photograph in his hand. He gives it to Burke, saying, "It's not a very good one, but it's the only one I have. I'm in it with my mother. My father's not in it because he took it." Burke looks at the picture. David tells Burke he wishes his mother would come back, but can't because she's in a hospital. The drawing room doors open. Roger and Vicki come out. Roger tells Burke he would like to speak to him now. He tells Vicki to keep and eye on David. They go into the drawing room and close the doors.

Inside the drawing room, Roger tells Burke he knows he lied about finding David wandering the streets, that he knows they left the hotel together.

Vicki and David are in David's room. David tells Vicki to go away and leave him alone. She tells him she can't, that his father told him to stay with him. He shouts, "I HATE YOU!"

Burke admits he lied, saying David had come to his room to see him. He tells Roger he lied because he didn't want him to become angry at David. Roger asks Burke why David would want to see him. Burke replies, "Beats me. Maybe he wanted to see what I looked like after hearing so much talk about me."

In David's room, David shouts at Vicki, "I wish you were dead! I wish some ghosts would come and kill you!" Roger, who's just come in through the door, shouts, "That's enough, David!" He tells Vicki he'd like to speak to David alone. She leaves. David fearfully asks, "What are you going to do?"

Vicki goes downstairs. Burke once again advises her to leave. Vicki replies that she can't, that she's got to stay to try to find out about her past. She remarks, "I don't have the money to hire a private detective like you." Burke replies, "If you'll have dinner with me, I'll let you see the report he prepared on you."

Upstairs, David insists he had nothing to do with the bleeder valve. Roger, apparently not believing either David or Burke, angrily calls David a "little murderer" and tells him he's going to have to send him away. David screams, "NO!" and runs out of the room. He runs downstairs and into the arms of Burke Devlin, his father right behind him. He screams, "Help me, Burke, help me!" Burke replies, "Sorry, Davey, but there's nothing I can do." Vicki asks Roger, "What are you going to do?" Roger replies, "For now, lock him up in his room. Later, we'll see." He takes David upstairs. Burke leaves, leaving Vicki standing alone in the foyer, shocked at everything that's happened.

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Episode 32
(TB 1/DISK 4-#5)

Tape Date: July 26, 1966
Air Date: August 9, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
Michael Currie as Jonas Carter

My name is Victoria Winters. Here in Collinwood, there is a moment of quiet. Even the wind has subsided, and the threat of a storm is a thing of the past. But there are other storms—the unending chill of fear that sweeps through the silent corridors, always reminding a man of how close he has come to death.

Elizabeth returns from Matthew Morgan's cottage. She tells Roger she's told Matthew to go and search for David. Roger replies, "He needn't bother." He tells her she's missed a lot, that a lot of things have happened while she was gone. He tells her that David's back and remarks, "He tried to kill me! My own charming son!" Elizabeth asks where David is. Roger replies, "Where all criminals should be. Under lock and key. I've locked him in his room." He shows her the bleeder valve.

Sheriff Carter, in his office, calls his deputy outside on an intercom and asks him to call Bill Malloy, saying he'd like to talk to him. The deputy tells him that that won't be necessary, that Bill Malloy's out there, that he came to talk to HIM. Malloy is sent to Carter's office. Carter tells him he'd like to ask him a few questions about the Collins family. He tells him that in particular, he like to talk about one member of the family, David.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth tells Roger, "Now Roger, no matter what David's done, he's still your son." Roger replies, "Is he? I've never been sure about that. He was born eight months after his mother and I were married. I've always suspected he was Burke's and hated him because of it."

The sheriff asks Malloy, "Has David ever had any arguments with his father? Has he ever wished him dead?" Malloy replies that he has, but that's normal for a nine year old boy. The sheriff asks, "Did he have an argument with his father just before the accident?" Malloy asks, "What are you getting at?" Sheriff tells Malloy about the wrench, explaining how David had "accidentally" knocked it off the table and picked it up. He tells Malloy that the fingerprint results have come back, that they showed that there were two sets of fingerprints on them, Burke Devlin's and David's. He tells him there's one strange thing, though. Some of David's fingerprints were UNDER Burke's. He tells him he believes Burke's story about finding the wrench on the front seat and that he suspects it was David who left it there, that it was David who removed the bleeder valve...

At Collinwood, Roger tells Elizabeth that David is a troubled boy, that he needs help and he's going to send him away to a place where he'll receive help. Elizabeth angrily refuses to let him do so. Roger asks," What am I supposed to do? Let him stay here and wait for him to put rat poison in my coffee or something?" Elizabeth replies, "I don't blame David for what he did. I can only imagine what his life's been like, enduring this constant hatred from you. David is a Collins, just like Jeremiah, Isaac and Benjamin", pointing to the portraits on the walls, "and belongs here at Collinwood. If he needs any help, Miss Winters and I will give it to him." There's a knock on the front door. It's Sheriff Carter. He comes in and tells them he has something important to talk to them about. He starts to tell them that the fingerprint results from the wrench have come back but Elizabeth interrupts him and says, "I have something important to tell you. It turns out that the valve on Roger's car hadn't been tampered with at all. It was just found at the accident site. Apparently it was loose and fell off by itself. I've questioned the caretaker and he's admitted that the last time he inspected the car, it was loose and should have been replaced, but that he had neglected to do so." The sheriff, knowing that this is probably not true, nevertheless asks, "So you want me to drop the case, huh?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. There's no need for a criminal investigation if there's no crime." Carter agrees to do so and leaves. Elizabeth turns to Roger and says, "I had to lie. I had to protect David." Roger growls at Elizabeth, "You've protected a monster, Liz. One day, he'll give you reason to regret what you've done" and goes upstairs.

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Episode 33
(TB 1/DISK 4-#6)

Tape Date: July 27, 1966
Air Date: August 10, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. It seems like years since I came here to Collinwood, where the tensions holds the flow of time. But the days have passed, and I'm no closer to the answers I'd hoped to find—answers which I feel are rooted within the paneled walls of this great mansion, and in the heart of the woman who never leaves its grounds.

Carolyn returns to Collinwood and finds her mother Elizabeth sitting in the drawing room in the dark. Carolyn turns on the lights and asks her what's wrong, but Elizabeth merely replies, "Be happy, Carolyn. I want at least you to be happy." Elizabeth tells Carolyn that David's back. Carolyn asks if he's admitted removing the bleeder valve. Elizabeth replies that he hasn't, that he's up in his room refusing to say anything. Carolyn asks, "But do you believe now that he's guilty?" Elizabeth admits that she does not. Carolyn tells her, "I think we owe Burke Devlin an apology." Elizabeth tells Carolyn she thinks she should stop being so friendly with Burke Devlin, that just because he turned out not to be responsible for Roger's accident, doesn't mean he's not up to no good. Carolyn replies, "This is really about my not wanting to marry Joe Haskell, isn't it?"

At the Blue Whale, Joe Haskell is sitting at a table, getting very drunk and grumbling about Carolyn not wanting to marry him. Burke Devlin comes in and joins him. Joe tells Burke off, calling him a "girl stealer". He then says, cryptically, "His wife is going to have a baby..." Burke asks him what he means. Joe explains that he's upset because he was planning to go into business for himself with a friend, that they were going to pool their money to buy a boat, but that now his friend has backed out because he's discovered his wife is pregnant and he's not going to be able to spare the money.

At Collinwood, Carolyn asks if plans have been made to send David away. Elizabeth replies that they're not going to send him away, that he's going to stay here everything will continue as they have been. Carolyn is shocked. Elizabeth tells her they're going to explain the accident to people by lying that the bleeder valve had been loose and fell off all by itself.

Carolyn goes up to Vicki's room to talk. Vicki asks her, "Could I borrow you car tonight? I have something I have to do in town." Carolyn replies, "Sure."

At the Blue Whale, Joe, very drunk by now, tells Burke, "You know what the problem is? I'm a mouse. I've let everyone step all over me. Well, I'm not going to let people stomp over me anymore!" and angrily stomps out of the bar. Burke tells the bartender to put Joe's drinks on his tab.

In the foyer at Collinwood, Vicki tells Elizabeth she's not going to be home for dinner tonight. There's a knock on the door. It's Joe. He's very, very drunk. He tells Elizabeth, "I want to see Carolyn, and I want to see her now!" Elizabeth tells Joe he's drunk and tells him to leave, but Joe refuses, insisting on seeing Carolyn and starts up the stairs. But as he is halfway up, Carolyn comes down. She sees Joe and says, "You're potted!" Joe loudly announces, "Everyone come into the drawing room! I have something to say!" Everyone goes into the drawing room. Joe drunkenly tells everyone that it's his opinion that Carolyn will never marry anyone, that she's destined to stay a spinster, staying at Collinwood keeping her mother company. He blames Elizabeth for this, saying that Carolyn has been affected by he crazy behavior, that Carolyn's probably afraid she'll become as crazy as she, Elizabeth, is and is afraid to marry because of it. Joe then collapses on the sofa, unconscious. Carolyn turns to Elizabeth and tells her, "No mother! It's not true!"

Vicki drives into town and meets Burke Devlin at The Blue Whale. Burke ask Vicki who she was looking for. She answers "I found him."

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Episode 34
(TB 1/DISK 4-#7)

Tape Date: July 28, 1966
Air Date: August 11, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. I began my search in Collinwood. There in the great mansion on Widows' Hill, surrounded by the ghosts of the past, I'd hoped to unlock the secrets of my beginning. But the key has not been found and the search goes on, carrying me to a meeting with a man I wasn't sure I could trust.

Vicki asks Burke about the report on her. Burke asks her what she'd like for dinner, suggesting lobster, saying the one's here are the best in the world, but Vicki tells him she'd just like to see the report. Burke tells her it's up in his room.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Joe Haskell wakes up and sees Carolyn standing there. He looks around, sees where he is, and asks, "How did I get here? Did I do anything foolish?" Carolyn replies, "You made an enemy." Joe asks, "Who?" Carolyn replies, "Me." She tells him what he said. He apologizes and asks, "Is your mother angry?" Carolyn replies, "Plenty!" Joe explains that he had gone to the Blue Whale and got drunk because his plans for buying a boat fell through. He tells her, "Burke Devlin was there. I think I told him off too."

In Burke Devlin's hotel room, Vicki asks for the report. Burke tells her he'll get it for her.

Carolyn tells Joe to go and apologize to Burke, but Joe refuses, saying Burke Devlin's one person he's glad he told off. He asks, "Why would you want me to apologize to the man who tried to kill your uncle?" Carolyn tells him that it turned out that Burke wasn't responsible for the accident, that the valve was loose and had fallen off by itself. Joe suddenly remembers something and exclaims, "Oh no! I just remembered. I left the Blue Whale last night without paying my bill!"

In Devlin's hotel room Burke, still insisting on having dinner with Vicki, calls room service and asks for two steaks, two salads, and two cups of black coffee sent up. Vicki reads the report he gave her and tells him, "This isn't of much use to me. There isn't anything in here I don't already know." He asks her what she want to find out. She tells him her story. He tells her he'd like to help her any way he can. There's a knock on the door. Burke says, "That must be our dinner." He points to the restroom and tells her, "You can wash up in there if you'd like." Vicki goes into the restroom and closes the door. Burke answers the door but finds that it isn't dinner, but Joe Haskell. Joe comes in. He sees Vicki's purse on a table and, realizing that Burke is entertaining a woman, says, "Sorry if I'm interrupting you, but I'll make this brief. I owe you something." Vicki comes out of the bathroom. Joe is surprised to see her there. Joe gives Burke eight dollars and change, says "Goodnight" and leaves. Vicki, upset that Joe saw her there, tells Burke she's in no mood for dinner and leaves. But before she leave, Burke gets her to promise to "take a rain check on dinner" and have dinner with him some other time.

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Episode 35
(TB 1/DISK 4-#8)

Tape Date: July 29, 1966
Air Date: August 12, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The hand of death brushed close to the house on Widows' Hill then moved away, stirring the musty air with its touch, filling the corridors with the overpowering scent of fear and hatred.

The telephone rings at Collinwood. Carolyn answers. It's Joe Haskell. Carolyn, who's answered the phone in the foyer, tells Joe, "Wait a minute. Let me take it in the other room." She goes into the drawing room, closes the doors, and takes the call in there. David, who's been hiding in the shadows in the foyer, goes and listens in on the call. Carolyn asks Joe, "You're not at the bar again, are you?" Joe assures her that he's not, that he's in the hotel restaurant, that he's just been up to see Burke Devlin. Carolyn asks, "To apologize to him?" Joe replies, "No. To pay for my drinks. He had company. You'll never guess who. Vicki Winters."

Sam Evans (up till now played by Mark Allen, now for the first time played by David Ford), comes into the diner and finds Joe there. He asks for Maggie, but Joe tells her she isn't here, that she's gone on an errand. Sam tells Joe, "If she comes back, tell her I've gone up to see Burke Devlin."

Burke is in his room eating dinner alone. There's a knock at the door. He answers. It's Sam Evans. He sees that Burke is having dinner and tells him, "Sorry. I'll come back later. I don't want to interrupt your dinner.", but Burke invites him in, saying, "It's all right. I even ordered dinner for you.", pointing at the uneaten dinner meant for Vicki. Sam remarks, "What? Have you added telepathy to your talents?" Burke replies, "No. A lady walked out on me. What did you come here to talk to me about?" Sam tells him, "Something's come up. A firm in Boston's commissioned me to do some advertising sketches for them. I won't be able to paint your portrait." Burke tells him, "That's all right. You can paint it after you've finished the Boston Commission", but Sam still tells him he doesn't think he can do it, saying "I don't think I'm good enough to do it. You'll be wasting your $1000." Burke replies, "Well, I think you are talented enough, and I'm willing to risk the money. $1000 dollars isn't that much money to me"

At Collinwood, Carolyn is pacing around in the foyer. Vicki returns. Carolyn, in a cold tone of voice, asks for her keys back. Vicki gives them to her and asks, "Are there any leftovers from dinner? I'm starved!" Carolyn sarcastically replies, "Why? Didn't Burke feed you well enough?" They get into an argument about Vicki's going to see Burke.

Burke asks Sam if anyone's pressuring him to drop the commission. Sam denies that anyone is. Burke refuses to let him drop the commission.

At Collinwood, things cool down between Vicki and Carolyn. Carolyn tells Vicki, "We've got to stop fighting and be friends. I'm your only ally here. David hates you. If you and I become enemies, life here will become complete hell for you!"

David tells Vicki, in a threatening tone of voice, "You'll be sorry you came here!"

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Episode 36
(TB 2/DISK 1-#1)

Tape Date: August 1, 1966
Air Date: August 15, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood is quiet, but the pressures of the past few hours are still around me. Pressures that may finally make it impossible for me to continue my search.

Later, Vicki tells Elizabeth, "I've decided to leave Collinwood." Elizabeth asks why. Vicki replies, "It's David". She tells Elizabeth what David said to her. Elizabeth tells Vicki she'd hate to see her leave, saying she's come to consider her part of the family. Vicki replies that she has to, that David hates her for exposing his guilt in Roger's accident, that she can't teach a boy who thinks of her as an enemy. The phone rings. It's Sam, asking for Roger. Elizabeth tells him Roger isn't home and asks who it is. Sam hangs up without telling her.

Sam hangs up and exits the phone booth at the diner. He is surprised to find Roger there. He tells him, "Oh, Roger. I was just trying to contact you." Roger remonstrates him for calling him at Collinwood. He asks, "Who did you talk to?" Sam replies, "Your sister." Roger asks, "Did you tell her who you were?" Sam replies, "Of course not. Do you think I'm a fool?" Roger tells him, "You are never to call me at Collinwood again. And another thing. You are not to paint Burke's portrait. I've been meaning to tell you that for some time, but other things have occupied me." Sam tells Roger he tried to return Burke's commission, but that Burke wouldn't let him. Roger tells him he'd better try harder, that if he were to paint Burke's portrait, they'd be spending a lot of time together, that they'd spend a lot of time talking and Burke may be able to get a lot of information out of him. Sam tells Roger, "I feel real bad about what I did to that boy 10 years ago..."

Elizabeth tells Vicki she'll have a talk with David. She asks her, "Won't you stay just a little while longer to see how things work out?" Vicki agrees to try. Vicki asks, "Do you mind if I go into town for a movie tonight?" Elizabeth tells her, "No. Go ahead."

Elizabeth has a talk with David. She orders him to be civil to Vicki and do what she tells him to do.

Sam is alone in the diner, Roger having left. Vicki comes in. Sam asks, "What are you doing here?" Vicki replies, "I came into town for a movie, but was too late. It had already started, and I hate going into movies in the middle." Sam asks her about Elizabeth, saying," I haven't seen her since she locked herself up in Collinwood 18 years ago." He asks, "Family is important to her, isn't it? How far would she go to protect... Oh, never mind. I think she'll go to any length to protect him..."

At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Roger have a heated argument about David. Elizabeth tells him, "I'm only trying to help." Roger angrily replies, "The way you've helped Carolyn? The way you've helped me?" He tells her Her intentions may be good, but her "help" usually makes the situation worse. He angrily stomps out of the room and goes upstairs. Elizabeth goes to the phone in the drawing room and places a call to a Nick Calder in Portland, Maine, but can't get through to him. She tells the operator to keep trying and call her back when she gets through, that it's very important and to have him call back no matter how late it is. Vicki, who's just come in and is in the foyer, hears Elizabeth making the call.

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Episode 37
(TB 2/DISK 1-#2)

Tape Date: August 2, 1966
Air Date: August 16, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard

My name is Victoria Winters. It's one o'clock in the morning, barely four hours since I've decided; once again to stay in Collinwood. And now sleep refuses to come, not only for me, but for a man whose tension, hour by hour, seems to be rising closer to the surface.

It is 1:00 in the morning. Roger goes into the drawing room and telephones Sam Evans. Sam, who is still awake, answers the phone. Roger again tells Sam he'd better cancel plans to paint Burke Devlin's portrait. After Roger hangs up, he starts to pace the room, but sees Vicki standing in the doorway dressed in a robe. He angrily asks her, "What are you doing there?" She replies, "I couldn't sleep, so I came down to get a book to read." He asks her, "How much of my phone call did you hear?" She replies, "None of it. I just got here when you saw me." He accuses her of snooping around and tells her she'd better mind her own business.

At the Evan's cottage, Sam pours himself a drink. Maggie comes out of her bedroom into the living room and asks Sam what he doing up so late. He refuses to tell her, saying, "Go back to bed and leave me alone." She asks who called, but he lies, "The friendly neighborhood bookmaker." Maggie, seeing that she'll get nothing out of him, goes back to bed.

Later at the Evan's Cottage, Sam is pacing the room. In his hand are some sheets of paper. Maggie comes back out of her room. Sam asks, "I thought you went back to sleep." Maggie replies that she couldn't sleep so she came out to make herself a cup of tea. She notices the papers in his hand and asks, "What's that?" Sam pulls the papers away from her gaze and says, "It's a letter I wrote and it's personal and private!" Maggie goes into the kitchen to make her tea. While she is in there, Sam folds the letter, puts them in an envelope, seals and writes something on it with a fountain pen. Maggie comes back out of the kitchen and jokingly asks, "Who are you writing to? The friendly neighborhood bookmaker?" Sam asks, "You want to see who this is for?" and shows him the envelope. She looks at it and is surprised to find her own name written on it. She is puzzled and asks, "For me?" He gives it to her, telling her, "You are not to open it now. You are to put in in a safe place and keep it there." Puzzled, she asks why. He replies, "Let's just hope you never have to learn what's in there. Let's hope you never have to learn..." but stops without finishing the sentence. She asks, "Learn what?", but he refuses to tell her, saying, "Put it in a safe place and don't open it unless something happens to me."

At Collinwood, Vicki is awakened by the sound of ghostly crying and goes to investigate. Following the sound, she ends up in the basement. She finds that the crying sound seems to be coming from behind a door, the same door which Elizabeth had gotten angry at her for trying to open when she was looking for David in the basement. She tries the door but finds that it's still locked. She knocks on it and asks, "Who's in there?" She hears footsteps. She turns and sees Roger coming down the stairs. He sarcastically asks, "Still looking for something to read, Miss Winters?" She tells him she heard a crying sound from behind the door. Roger tries the door, finds it locked and accuses her of lying, of snooping around again, saying no one could be in the room. Vicki insists she heard a crying sound and asks, "Didn't you hear it?" The phone rings and Roger rushes upstairs to answer it. Vicki follows him up. As soon as they leave, the crying sound behind the door starts again.

Roger answers the phone. It's Nick Calder, asking for Elizabeth. Roger angrily tells him, "It's after 1:00 in the morning, Mr. Calder. My sister is asleep!" Vicki tries to get Roger's attention, saying, "But Mr. Collins..", but he doesn't notice her. He tells Calder," Call back at a more reasonable time!" and hangs up on him. Vicki tells Roger that Elizabeth had called Nick Calder earlier but could not reach him, that she had left word that he call back no matter how late it is. Roger angrily shouts, "Miss Winters! You were hired as a governess, nothing more. Are you trying to tell me how to take phone messages now? You can tell my sister about this if you want!" Vicki starts up the stairs to do so, but Roger stops her and, in a very sheepish tone of voice starts to apologize to Vicki. He begs her not to go up to Elizabeth and asks her to come into the drawing room with him. She does. Inside, he apologizes to her, saying, "I've been boorish and rude." He tells her it's because he's been under a lot of pressure lately and promises her it'll never happen again. He asks her to forgive him . She tells him, "I will if you'll answer one question for me. Those sobbing sounds, you did hear them, didn't you?" Roger admits that he did. Vicki asks, "What was it?" Roger replies, "I don't know. I've heard them many times, but I have no idea what they are. One of our ghosts, maybe..."

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Episode 38
(TB 2/DISK 1-#3)

Tape Date: August 3, 1966
Air Date: August 17, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Colleen Kelly as Susie

My name is Victoria Winters. The gray light of morning has come again to Collinwood and the strange sounds of the night should seem thousands of miles away. Yet I can still hear it in my mind; the helpless crying that filled the shadows of the great house on Widows' Hill—crying that had drawn me down musty stairs to a strange and forbidding door.

It is the next day. Vicki is once again down in the basement. She goes to the locked door and regards it. Matthew Morgan (now for the first time played by Thayer David) comes downstairs and finds her there. He confronts her and tells her she was told not to come down here and snoop around. She tells him she came down here to get some books for David, that he told her there were some "Rover Boys" book down here. Matthew points to some crates and tells her, "The old books are in those crates, not behind that door." Vicki tells him about the sounds she heard last night coming from down here. Matthew tells her that must have been the ghost of Josette Collins. From upstairs, Elizabeth shouts for Matthew.

Burke Devlin is in the diner of the Inn, sitting at a table reading a book, waiting for his breakfast to come. Carolyn Stoddard comes in and sees him there. She sees that he is reading a book and notices that it's "The Count of Monte Cristo". She muses, "That's about a man who comes back for revenge, isn't it?"

Matthew goes upstairs and tells Elizabeth he was downstairs cleaning out the old newspapers. Elizabeth gives him a list of things she wants him to go into town and get, remarking, "I hope you can read my handwriting." Matthew replies, "I've always been able to read your handwriting." Elizabeth says, "But it's been much worse for the past couple of days. I've been under a lot of pressure." Matthew growls, "It's that Burke Devlin, isn't it?" Elizabeth tells him she has something important to talk to him about and takes him into the drawing room, closing the door behind them. She tells him, "Burke Devlin was not responsible for Roger's accident." Matthew asks, "Then who was?" Elizabeth replies, "YOU were." Shocked, Matthew asks, "I WAS?" Elizabeth tells him, "Yes. You were. The bleeder valve was loose the last few times you checked the car and should have been replaced, but you neglected to do so. That was the cause of the accident." Matthew vehemently says, "But that's not true!" Elizabeth replies, "It isn't, but if anyone asks, that's what you are to say. Understand?" Matthew asks why, but Elizabeth refuses to tell him. Even so, Matthew agrees to tell this story. Elizabeth thanks him and tells him, "You're a good friend, Matthew." Matthew replies, "That's more than I can say about that girl you hired. She's downstairs again, even though you told her not to go there."

Elizabeth goes downstairs and confronts Vicki, who's going through some crates of old books, and tells her she was told not to come down here. Vicki tells her she came down to get some "Rover Boys" books for David. Elizabeth gets the books for her. Vicki tells her about the sobbing sounds she heard last night. Elizabeth tells her, "There are forty rooms in this house, most of them unused. The sound was probably the wind blowing through an open window in one of them." Vicki protests, "But I heard the sound coming from down here!" Elizabeth explains, "The same pipes that carry heat carry sounds. That's why you thought the sounds were coming from down here."

At the diner, Burke admires Carolyn's ring. She tells him it's her birthstone. She offers to show him around town, showing some the things that have changed the ten years he was gone. He tells her he can't, that he's going to sit for a portrait this afternoon, then go to Bangor on business. Carolyn asks if she can go to Bangor with him. He replies that she can't, that it wouldn't look good if she were with him. After Carolyn leaves, Burke finds that she has left her ring at the table.

At Collinwood, Vicki tells Elizabeth that Nick Calder had returned her call late last night. Elizabeth calls Calder again, but once again he is not there.

Burke Devlin is paying his bill at the diner. Matthew Morgan comes in, sits at the counter and orders a cup of coffee. Burke sees him and asks, "Hey! Don't I know you?" He introduces himself and asks, "Don't you remember me?" Matthew replies, "You'd better remember me!" Burke asks what he means. Matthew replies, "If you bring any trouble to Mrs. Stoddard, I'll kill you!"

Carolyn returns to Collinwood. She runs into Vicki at the top of the stairs and asks, "How's the tutoring business going?" Vicki replies, "It'll be going fine as soon as I can get my pen filled." Carolyn lends her a pen and remarks, "I 'happened' to leave a ring somewhere, and I expect a gentleman to call soon saying he found it!" She tells Vicki, "By the way, if you need ink, I think there's a whole bottle in the study." Vicki starts to talk about the sobbing noise, but Carolyn interrupts her, saying, "I know. You heard it again last night." Vicki asks her how she knows. Carolyn replies, "I heard it too. You should stay in your room when you hear it like I do." Vicki asks, "But last time you denied there was any sobbing noise!" Carolyn admits, "I lied last time. I didn't want you to be scared away on your first night here." After Carolyn leaves, Elizabeth, who's been in the drawing room and has overheard the conversation, comes out into the foyer and tells Vicki that she's disappointed she apparently doesn't believe what she told her about the sounds and still thinks they are coming from behind the locked door in the cellar. She holds out the key to the room and says, "Here. If you don't believe me, you can take this key and look for yourself and see what's in that storeroom." Vicki declines, saying, "I don't think that'll be necessary, Mrs. Stoddard."

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Episode 39
(TB 2/DISK 1-#4)

Tape Date: August 4, 1966
Air Date: August 18, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. The strands of fear seem to bind Collinwood to much of the outside world—fear I don't quite understand—fear that reaches down to others and holds them in its grip—a grip that draws more and more tightly every minute.

Sam is at home. There's a knock at the door. He answers. It's Roger. Roger asks, "Have you cancelled the portrait with Burke?" Sam replies that he hasn't. Roger angrily says, "I expected you to have done so by now!" Sam replies, "Then you expect the impossible. I've talked to Burke. He refuses." Suddenly, Sam looks out the window and announces, "Burke's car just pulled up! He's here! He'll see your car and know you're here!" Roger replies, "No. I parked in town and walked here." Sam points toward the door to the bedrooms and tells him to hide in there. Sam lets Burke in. He tries to cancel the sitting for today, claiming that his hands aren't steady and asks him to delay the sitting for a week, but Burke replies, "No. What if you're hands aren't steady next week either, or the week after that, and the week after that?", implying he's faking it, and insists that they start today.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Bill Malloy is having Elizabeth sign some papers authorizing the purchase of some new equipment which he assure her will increase the speed of canning by 20%. Before signing, she asks, "And you're sure this won't cause any loss of jobs?" He assure her it won't, that he knows how much she hates laying people off and wouldn't let that happen. After they finish business matters, Bill tells Elizabeth, "Did you know Burke Devlin was making inquiries about everything the Collins family owns?" Elizabeth asks, "Why would he want to do that?" Malloy answers, "Moby Dick. Do you know what happened in Moby Dick? Captain Ahab chased that white whale all over the world. He wanted to destroy the thing that hurt him. That's what I think Burke is doing. I think he wants to destroy the Collins family." He tells her he hasn't been able to sleep the past few night worrying about this and asks her to give him permission to do whatever's necessary to stop Devlin, but Elizabeth tells him, "I'm not afraid of Burke Devlin." The phone rings. It's Nick Calder returning Elizabeth's call. She tells him she'd like him to come back to work for her. He tells her he already has another job. She tells him to think about it. After Elizabeth hangs up the phone, Malloy asks, "So you're not afraid of Burke Devlin, heh? So what do you want Nick Calder back for? He's smart and fast and just the man who can handle someone like Burke." Elizabeth admits that Burke Devlin does worry her. Malloy tells her that with or without her permission, he'll stop Devlin and leaves.

At the Evan's Cottage, Sam is making a preliminary sketch of Burke. Burke starts to talk about the Collins Family, saying they're a mean bunch who don't care what happens to anyone else. Sam remarks, "Oh, I don't know about that. I've always thought that Elizabeth was a very nice woman." Burke asks, "And how about Roger?" Sam lies, "I wouldn't know. I hardly know him." Burke replies, "Well, I know him. He's played a big part in my life. It was Roger that sent me to prison ten years ago!" After Sam finishes the preliminary sketch, Burke remarks that he has to wash his hands and heads toward where Roger is hiding, but Sam stops him and says, "No! Not there! Maggie's got her stockings hanging all over the place. Use the kitchen sink!" Burke jokes, "What's the matter, Sam? You've got someone hidden there? A woman?" Sam jokes, "Yeah. Ten of 'em!" After Burke washes his hands, the phone rings. Sam answers and is surprised to find it's for Burke. He tells Burke and asks, "How'd anyone know you were here?" Burke replies that he left word at the hotel where he'd be. He takes the phone and finds that it's Bill Malloy. Malloy tells him he'd like to talk to him. They agree to meet in 10 minutes at the hotel diner.

After Burke leaves, Roger comes out of hiding. He tells Sam that these sittings can't go on, that he heard the questions Burke asked him. Sam replies, "You heard the answers I gave him. I didn't tell him anything." Roger replies, "Maybe you didn't today, but he'll continue at each sitting, and eventually he'll wear you down and you'll tell him something without meaning to." Roger offers Sam $6000 to leave town. Sam tells Roger he's already thought about leaving town and has come to the conclusion he can't do that. (Accounting for inflation, that's about $35,000 today [1995]).

At the diner, Bill Malloy confronts Burke and asks, "You want to buy them out, don't you? I'm not going to let you punish that family!" He asks, "You blame the Collins Family for railroading you into jail ten years ago, don't you?" Burke replies that he does, that he's never made a secret of this. Malloy offers him a deal, telling him, "If you leave town, I'll do my best to clear you, to prove you are innocent of the crime you were put in jail for ten years ago."

At the cottage, Roger tells Sam, "My freedom is at stake!" and in a threatening tone tells him, "I'll do ANYTHING necessary to protect myself!", implying he'll arrange for something to "happen" to him if he doesn't leave town. Sam replies, "You know, after our last meeting I suspected you'd eventually try to do something like this, so I took steps to protect myself." He tells Roger that he's written a letter telling the true story of what happened ten years ago, that it's safely sealed and in a safe place right now, but should anything happen to him, the letter will be opened and read. He tells Roger, "You'll never find it. It could be anywhere. I could've given it to anyone for safekeeping." He start to name some names of people he could've given it to, "Elizabeth Stoddard,....Bill Malloy." They are both startled by Bill Malloy saying, "Did I hear someone call my name?" They turn and see Bill Malloy standing in the room. He remarks, "Sam, if you don't want unexpected guests, you shouldn't leave your door open..."

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Episode 40
(TB 2/DISK 1-#5)

Tape Date: August 5, 1966
Air Date: August 19, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
David Ford as Sam Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Colleen Kelly as Susie

My name is Victoria Winters. Here in Collinwood, I sit in a quiet room teaching the son of a frightened man—a man who seems to be impelled by constantly growing fear.

Sam asks Bill why he didn't knock. Malloy replies that he did, but that they were arguing so loudly that they didn't hear him. Roger asks Malloy what he's doing there. Malloy replies that he came for a cup of coffee and asks Roger what he's doing there. Roger replies that he came to get Sam to paint his portrait. Malloy remarks that Sam's business is very good, that he'll run out of paint with so much business. He remarks that he talked to Burke Devlin and knows he's painting Burke's portrait too. He asks, "Was Burke here? Did you run into him, Roger?" Roger replies that Burke wasn't here. Malloy remarks, "There goes another theory. I thought you were two were arguing about Burke." Roger replies they were arguing about the price of the portrait. Malloy remarks, "Mighty heated argument just about the price of a painting." in a tone of voice indicating he doesn't believe it. Roger leaves. Sam asks Burke, "Why did you really come here?" Malloy points to a sketch of Burke Devlin lying on a table and says, "Because of him."

Burke Devlin telephones Collinwood and tells Carolyn he found her ring in a tone of voice that indicates he doesn't believe she really "lost it." He tells her he'll drop by at Collinwood and return it to her. She insists that he not take the trouble and tells him she'll meet him at the restaurant at 12:30.

At the Evan's Cottage, Malloy, sipping a cup of coffee, tells Sam he's tired of coffee and would like a drink. Sam pours him one. Malloy gets Sam to drink with him.

At the diner, Burke Devlin calls "Bronson" and tells him he'll meet him later. When he gets out of the telephone booth, he finds that Roger Collins has entered the diner. Burke tells Roger he'd like to talk to him about Sam Evans. Roger lies, "I hardly know the man." Burke remarks, "You two seem to have been seeing a lot of each other lately." Roger lies that he's been seeing Sam about a painting. Burke toys with Carolyn's ring. Roger sees it and asks where he got it, saying he got it for Carolyn for her 16th birthday. Burke replies that he and Carolyn had had coffee together and that she had left it on the table. Roger takes it, saying he'll give it to her. Roger warns Burke to stay away from his family. Burke replies, "But what if they don't want to keep away from me?"

Roger returns to Collinwood and runs into Carolyn in the foyer. Carolyn remarks the she doesn't have time to talk to him, that she has a big date. Roger replies, "Why don't you just let Burke Devlin wonder where you are?" Carolyn asks how he knew she was going to see Burke. Roger tells her he ran into Devlin and got her ring from him. He gives it to her. Roger tells her he doesn't want her seeing Devlin. They have a big argument about this.

Carolyn goes to the diner to see Burke anyway. She asks, "Where's my ring?" He takes her purse and goes through it. He finds the ring in there and gives it to her. He tells her he knows she "lost" it on purpose, that it's the oldest trick in the book, a trick older than both of them. Carolyn asks, "Why can't I go to Bangor with you?" Burke calls her stubborn and tells her, "I'll be stubborn too. You can't, that's all." He excuses himself and leaves. Carolyn goes to the phone booth and telephones Collinwood. Vicki answers. Carolyn tells Vicki to tell Elizabeth she won't be home for dinner because she has a date.

Malloy has succeeded in getting Sam Evans drunk. He asks him what Roger was really here for. Sam drunkenly about someone threatening him and demanding he leave town. Malloy asks, "Who are you so afraid of, Sam? Is Roger?" Sam replies, "Roger's afraid of ME! Can you imagine it? The great Roger Collins afraid of me?" He continues, "I tell you a secret, Bill. I'm the only thing that stands between Roger Collins and a long prison sentence!" then slips unconsciousness.

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Episode 41
(TB 2/DISK 1-#6)

Tape Date: August 8, 1966
Air Date: August 22, 1966 Monday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick

 

Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. This great house called Collinwood is the only home I've ever known, and yet I've known it such a short time—a short time that terror has made ageless. And friend has turned against friend.

It is a little later. Sam has awaken from his drunken stupor and is in the cottage alone. The phone rings. It's Roger. Roger asks, "Is Malloy still there?" Sam replies that he isn't. Roger asks, "What happened between you and Malloy?" Sam replies, "We had a few drinks, that's all." Roger angrily tell him," What?! What did you blab to him while you where drunk?" Sam replies that he doesn't remember. Roger continues to rail at him for getting drunk. Sam just puts the phone onto the table and goes and pours himself another drink. Roger shouts, "Sam? Answer me! I know you can hear me!" Sam hangs the phone up.

Elizabeth walks into the drawing room and is surprised to see Roger there. She asks, "Shouldn't you be at the office?" Roger replies, "You should be glad I was at home. I prevented your daughter from seeing Burke Devlin!" He tells her about the ring, saying he thinks Carolyn "lost" it on purpose so she could have an excuse for seeing Burke again. He remarks that she's having a lot of problems with Carolyn. Elizabeth retorts, "At least she won't have any money problems!" and reprimands him for having squandered his inheritance. He retorts, "At least I had fun with my money. You didn't." She tells him, "I had to use my money to buy all those shares in the business you put on sale to the public. I couldn't let the business be owned by strangers." She continues, "Enough of this. Why didn't you tell me Nick Calder returned my call?" Roger replies, "I forgot."

Maggie returns to the Evan's cottage. Sam asks her why she's returned in the middle of the day. She tells him she forgot to bring her shopping list. She notices that something's wrong and asks him what it is, but he refuses to tell her and goes into his room. Maggie, worried, telephones Collinwood. Vicki answers. Maggie tells her she'd like to speak to Roger. Vicki gives the phone to Roger and tells him Maggie wants to talk to him. Roger takes the phone and hangs up without talking to her. Vicki asks her why he did that. He tells her he's late for the office and doesn't have the time to talk to her. Vicki asks, "Why didn't you just say that, then?" Roger growls," Didn't I tell you before it wasn't your job to criticize my telephone etiquette? Your job here is to tutor my son, not me!" and leaves. Elizabeth comes into the room and asks Vicki if she has any idea where Carolyn is. Vicki replies that Carolyn told her she wouldn't be coming home for dinner, that she has a big date. She remarks, "I don't think you have to worry about her. Joe Haskell is a nice guy." Elizabeth replies that she's worried that Carolyn's not seeing Joe, but Burke. She telephones Joe at the office and asks him if he has a date with Carolyn tonight. He tells her, "I don't think so, but I was so drunk last night, I'm not sure..." Elizabeth tells him to drop by to see her.

At the Evan's cottage, Sam comes out of his room into the living room. Maggie continues to try to get him to tell her what's wrong. She lets slip that she tried to call Roger to see if he knew, but couldn't reach him. Sam becomes very angry that she did this and nearly strikes her. She leaves.

Roger comes to the Evan's cottage. He asks Sam, "What happened with Bill Malloy?" Sam tells him again that he doesn't remember. Sam tells him, "You got me into this..." Roger retorts, "No. It was your greed that got you into this. We're in this together, and there's nothing either of us can do about that." Roger asks, "What did you tell Maggie?" Sam replies, "Nothing." Roger asks, "Then why did she call me?" Sam replies, "I don't know. Maybe she thought you could tell her why I was so worried." He tells Roger he got so angry at Maggie he almost struck her. Roger remarks, "Maybe you should have." Sam does not like this and remarks, "I didn't think I could hate someone the way I hate you!" Roger tells him the feeling is mutual and says, "I don't intend to let your weaknesses bring me down with you! I'm going to do something about you!" After Roger leaves, Sam mutters, "Maybe I'll think of something to do about YOU!"

At Collinwood, Elizabeth tries to call Nick Calder again. She puts the phone down when she sees Vicki enter the room. Vicki tells her she's going into town. Elizabeth asks, "How are you going to get there?" Vicki replies, "I'm going to walk. I need the exercise." Without thinking, she adds, "You know, you should get out more too. It'd be good for you.." then suddenly realizes what she's said and apologizes, saying "I suppose it's none of my business that you haven't left this house for 18 years." Elizabeth replies, "No it isn't." After Vicki leaves, Elizabeth calls Ned Calder again, but finds he isn't there and his secretary doesn't know where he is. There's a loud knocking at the front door. Elizabeth goes and answers. When she opens the door, she finds Sam Evans standing there...

* Nick Calder's number in Bangor (311) 500-098

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Episode 42
(TB 2/DISK 1-#7)

Tape Date: August 9, 1966
Air Date: August 23, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Baragrey as James Blair
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell

My name is Victoria Winters. 130 years ago, the love of a man and a woman built this mansion on the crest of Widows' Hill. Today, fear, distrust and hatred have almost destroyed it.

Elizabeth asks Sam, "Do I know you?" Sam replies, "Yes, but I haven't been up here for 10 years. I was much different then" and introduces himself. He tells her he'd like to talk to her about Roger, about the auto accident he was in 10 years ago. They go into the drawing room. He admires the paintings on the walls and tells her, "You know, your husband Paul once commissioned me to paint a portrait of him. He specified that it be the same size as the ones in this room so it could be put up here. It was never finished. Would you like me to give you what I have?" She replies no. He tells her, "Strange. Burke Devlin's commissioned me to paint a portrait of him, specifying it be this size too."

Burke Devlin is sitting at a table in a Bangor restaurant with Blair. Blair tells him, "We're just about ready to pick up the outstanding notices on the Collins cannery." Burke replies, "Good, but I want more than that. Much more. You sure there isn't anything to connect you and me?" Blair assures him there isn't. Meanwhile, Carolyn comes in and sits down at a table across the room. The waiter asks her what she'd like, but she tells him, "I'll order later. I expect someone to be joining me soon." Blair asks Burke if he'd like him to start buying out the Collins debt now. Burke replies, "No. There's no hurry. Half the fun of destroying the Collins family is the anticipation." (Carolyn is too far away to hear what they are talking about.) Burke notices Carolyn and goes to her table. She invites him to have a seat. He replies, "I think I'd better..."

At Collinwood, Sam is in the drawing room with Elizabeth. Sam is beating around the bush and Elizabeth starts to get angry with him, accusing him of wanting money for his information. There's a knock at the door. Elizabeth answers. It's Joe Haskell. He asks, "You wanted to see me?" Elizabeth asks if he knows where Carolyn is. He replies, "No, but I have a pretty good idea where she is." He tells Elizabeth that Carolyn was seen in the diner with Burke and was later seen driving on the road to Bangor. He tells her he asked the hotel clerk where Burke Devlin was and was told he had gone to Bangor. Elizabeth telephones the office to try to find Bill Malloy.

Burke sarcastically remarks to Carolyn, "Quite a coincidence you coming to the same restaurant as me." Carolyn admits that it's no coincidence. She tell him she followed him. He asks why. She replies, "I'm just a curious girl, I guess." He asks, "What were you curious about? Did you think I was coming up here to meet some sloe-eyed beauty and become jealous? Well, I did come up here to see my first love. Money." He gestures toward Blair and tells her, "That's James Blair, my banker." He takes her over to his table and in a joking voice introduces her to Blair, saying, "He and I are here formulating secret plans to defraud your mother of all her money!" He remarks, "It would be nice if we could all have dinner together, but Mr. Blair has another appointment, don't you, Mr. Blair?" Blair gets the hint and replies that he does. As Blair is leaving, Burke goes to him and whispers, "I'll meet you in the hotel room later." Burke orders dinner, salad, a baked potato and a steak, medium rare. Carolyn asks, "Could I have french fries instead of the baked potato?" Burke laughs, "I guess I'm showing my age!" He jokes with her, asking what she'd say if she were questioned about why she'd having lunch with him, using an exaggerated lawyer-like tone, "Miss Stoddard, where were you ...." Carolyn gives some joking answers. Burke replies, "Miss Stoddard, for being a good witness, I will give you a reward" and gives her the fancy, expensive looking fountain pen he's been writing with. She laughs and takes it. Then, considering the joke over, she tries to give the pen back to him, but he refuses to take it, saying he's really given it to her. She tells him, "Oh, no. I couldn't accept a gift like this!", but he refuses to take it back, saying it's now hers.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth, having found that Bill Malloy is not in the office, goes back into the drawing room. She tells Sam she's tired of his beating around the bush and demands, "What do you want, Sam? Stop beating around the bush!" He tries to say something, but stops, exclaims, "I can't do it! I just can't do it!" and abruptly leaves.

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Episode 43
(TB 2/DISK 1-#8)

Tape Date: August 10, 1966
Air Date: August 24, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. I live and work in this great and gloomy house, where my life and destiny are bound to the whims of the Collins family, just as is the life of everyone who lives or works in Collinsport.

Maggie Evans is in the diner typing up some menus. She finishes and then takes the wallboard down and starts to change it. Bill Malloy comes in. He asks her, "Notice anything strange about your father lately?" He tells her he thinks he's stumbled onto some information that may be dangerous to him, information concerning someone else. Maggie replies, "That person must be Burke Devlin or Roger Collins." Malloy asks, "Why do you say that?" Maggie replies, "Both of them have been up to the house a lot lately." Malloy goes into the phone booth to make a telephone call. Vicki comes into the diner. She tells Maggie, "I walked all the way into the town. It's a lot farther than I thought!" Maggie gets her a soda. Bill Malloy comes out of the telephone booth, says hello to Vicki and leaves.

Vicki and Maggie talk. Maggie asks about things at Collinwood. Vicki replies that she thinks what occurs at Collinwood is confidential and she doesn't think she should talk about it and asks, "Why do you want to know?" Maggie replies, "Oh, I think my father's somehow become entangled in the mess over there." She talks about her father, saying he's a wonderful guy whom she, Vicki, would love meeting. She tells her she had a wonderful childhood, that her father had to be both father and mother and did a wonderful job - until about 10 years ago, when he changed and became very sad and moody. She tells Vicki she remembers it was about the same time he sold some paintings to someone for a lot of money. Vicki remarks, "You'd think it would be exactly the opposite if he'd just made a lot of money."

Bill Malloy is at the Blue Whale drinking. Joe Haskell shows up at the bar looking for Carolyn but finds Malloy there instead. He asks Malloy, "Are you all right?" Malloy replies, "No. I'm sick. Sick at heart." He tells Joe, "I've been trying the Sam Evans method of solving my problems, but you know, I've found it doesn't work. There isn't enough whiskey in the whole world to blot out facts that must be faced..."

At the diner, Maggie invites Vicki to come to the cottage and have dinner with her and her father sometime. Sam comes into the diner just as Vicki is leaving. He learns from Maggie that Malloy was here but left to go to the Blue Whale.

Sam goes to the Blue Whale and finds Bill Malloy sitting there with Joe. He tells Joe he'd like to talk to Malloy alone. Joe leaves. Sam tries to find out what he said to Bill last night when he was drunk, but Malloy is coy about it.

Joe goes to Collinwood to tell Elizabeth he found Bill Malloy. He runs into Vicki in the foyer. The phone rings. It's Carolyn. Vicki picks up the phone and talks to her. After she hangs up, she tells Joe that Carolyn was with Burke. Seeing the crestfallen look on his Joe's face, she tells him, "I don't think you need to worry. She's fascinated with Burke right now because he's new and exciting, but in a little while, he won't be new and exciting anymore."

At the Blue Whale, Sam, by now a little drunk, remarks to Malloy, "You know, I went up to Collinwood this afternoon to tell Elizabeth the whole story, but I just couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it!" He gets up and leaves. Malloy mutters to himself, "Maybe I can."

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Episode 44
(TB 2/DISK 1-#9)

Tape Date: August 11, 1966
Air Date: August 25, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
Patrick McVey as John Harris
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. I came to Collinwood for a purpose, but that purpose has been obscured by a veil of hypocrisy and deceit as a man who cares tries to reach a decision.

Bill Malloy continues to drink. Carolyn Stoddard comes into the Blue Whale and sees him. He remarks, "I thought you were in Bangor" She asks, "How did you know I was in Bangor?" Malloy tells her he found out from Joe Haskell. Carolyn gets angry about this. They talk a little while, then Carolyn tells him, "I think I'd better be going home." Malloy remarks, "I'll be going to Collinwood soon too. I have something I have to tell your mother." Carolyn says, "Let's go there together, then." Malloy replies, "No. I think I'll wait a while. What I have to talk to her about isn't pleasant."

At Collinwood, Elizabeth calls the operator and says, "Hello. This is Elizabeth Collins at COllinwood-4099. Is there any word on that call I placed to Nick Calder?" The operator replies, "Not yet" and Elizabeth hangs up. There's a knock at the front doors. Elizabeth answers. She opens the door and exclaims, "John!" She invites him in and tells him he wanted him to come to set up a trust fund for her nephew David. While they're talking, she mentions that she's trying get Nick Calder to come back, saying things aren't working out with Bill Malloy, that though he's great at running the fishing fleet, he isn't so good at running the business. John Harris asks, "Why did you say no when Nick asked you to marry him?" Elizabeth replies, "Because I'm still married." There's a phone call. Elizabeth answers. It's Nick Calder. She tells him, "I need you to come back. Things aren't working out without you." He asks, "Have you changed your mind about marrying me?" She replies that she hasn't. He tells her he doesn't want to come back in that case.

Elizabeth and John Harris finish setting up a trust fund for David, Elizabeth signing the last papers. Harris tells her she's got to be careful, that all her money's tied up now, some of it in the share's she bought from Roger, some of it in the trust fund. He tells her that the money's in "demand notes" which are payable on demand. He tells her, "By the way, a man from a New York investment firm has been making inquiries about your business. I brushed him off." Carolyn returns. In the foyer, Elizabeth tells Carolyn she knows she's been with Burke Devlin and admonishes her, saying, "I don't want you associating with him!" They get into an argument about this. Carolyn remarks, "Bill Malloy didn't seem to like me seeing Burke, either." She tells Elizabeth that she saw Malloy at the Blue Whale, that he was drinking and acting strangely, that he said he had to come to Collinwood to talk to her about something. As if on cue, Bill Malloy arrives. He tells Elizabeth he has to talk to her. She asks, "John Harris is here. Couldn't this wait?" He replies emphatically, "NO! This is important!" Elizabeth tells Carolyn to go and entertain Harris while she talks to Malloy.

Malloy asks Elizabeth, "Have you wondered why Burke Devlin came back? He came back to prove his innocence!" Elizabeth asks, "If Burke is innocent, then someone else must be guilty. Are you implying Roger is?" She refuses to listen to him, saying the court found Burke guilty 10 years ago and that's what she's going to believe.

Inside the drawing room, Carolyn and John Harris are making small talk. He is explaining to her how a bank works. The conversation turns to Burke Devlin. Harris remarks, "I wish I could handle his bank account!" Carolyn tells him, "No chance of that. He already has a banker whom he seems to trust, a James Blair. I saw them together in Bangor." A look of shock crosses Harris's face. He exclaims, "Are you sure? I've got to talk to your mother about this! I had no idea he was working for Burke Devlin!"

In the foyer, Malloy tells Elizabeth he thinks he has proof that Burke Devlin was innocent. Elizabeth asks, "What good would it do to drag this all out again? Burke can't get those five years back." Malloy replies, "No, but he can redeem his good name." She replies, "I'm not willing to sacrifice Roger for that." John Harris comes bursting out of the drawing room. He exclaims that he's learned that the man who's been inquiring about the demand notes, James Blair, is working for Burke Devlin. Bill Malloy shouts, "For once in my life I'm going to do something against your wishes!" and rushes out of the house.

Bill Malloy goes to the Blue Whale. There, he calls Roger Collins at his office and asks him to come meet him. When Roger refuses, Malloy warns him, "If you don't come RIGHT NOW, I'll go to the police!"

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Episode 45
(TB 2/DISK 2-#1)

Tape Date: August 12, 1966
Air Date: August 26, 1966 Friday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. I have been swept up in the whirlpool of emotions that has, as its vortex, this great house called Collinwood. And others are swept along in the same inexorable tide.

Burke Devlin comes into the Blue Whale and runs into Bill Malloy there. Malloy tells him, "I want to talk to you. I know what you're trying to do to Elizabeth and I don't approve of it!" Burke pretends to be puzzled and lies, "But I not trying to do anything!" Malloy asks, "Then what do you have to do with a man named James Blair, a man who has been inquiring into Elizabeth's demand notes, a man with whom you were seen in Bangor?" Burke lies, "He's just an old friend, that's all." Malloy tells him he doesn't believe him and asks, "If I could help you prove you weren't the one who should've gone to prison 10 years ago, would you leave Elizabeth Stoddard and the rest of the Collins family alone?" Burke asks, "What do you mean by the 'rest of the family'?". Malloy replies, "The rest of the family who are not involved." Burke asks, "And Roger?" Malloy tells him, "I believe a guilty man should go to prison." Burke asks, "Even Roger Collins?" Malloy replies, "No matter who." Malloy tells Burke he has a "hole card to play" and is expecting someone. Burke asks who. Malloy replies, "You'll know when you see him, and if he doesn't show, up, I'll have to go looking for him!"

Roger is in his office, nervously playing darts. Carolyn comes in. She tells him she came to see Joe, but dropped by to see him first. She tells him she ran into Bill Malloy at the Blue Whale, that he told her he had something terrible he had to tell Elizabeth and later showed up at Collinwood to tell her. Roger asks, "What did he say?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know. I was in another room. I saw him leave, though. He looked very worried and said he had something he had to do that Elizabeth wouldn't like." Bill Malloy comes into the office, saying he'd like to speak to Roger alone. Roger orders him to leave, but Malloy refuses, saying, "NO! I'm staying here till this is settled!" Carolyn leaves to see Joe. Malloy demands that they all meet and settle things. Roger tells Malloy," This is none of your business!" Malloy replies, "Yes it is. It involves the Collins business and I'm not going to let anything happen to Elizabeth!" Roger demands, "Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you know!" Malloy replies, "It's not what I know. It's what Sam Evans knows." Roger derisively remarks, "He's nothing but a drunk!" Malloy angrily says, "If that's what you think, why don't you go to the police and tell them I'm slandering you? In fact, if that's what you think, I insist you go to the police!" and leaves. Roger crushes a dart...

At Collinwood, Carolyn is in the drawing room, standing in front of the portrait of Jeremiah Collins and reading aloud from the family history, "Jeremiah Collins, sixth generation descendant of the man who founded Collinsport, married Josette LaFreniere in 1830 and built the great house of Collinwood soon after..."* Roger comes into the room and remarks, "brushing up on the family history, eh?" She tells him that she had lunch with Burke Devlin, that she thought she could make him a friend of the family instead of an enemy. She tells him he gave her a present and shows Roger the pen. Roger gets angry and tells her she can't keep it, that it looks very expensive and that he probably wants something. He tells her he won't allow her to take such a gift from a man who has sworn to destroy him and keeps it, saying he'll return it. Carolyn angrily stalks out of the room. The phone rings. Roger answers. It's Bill Malloy. He asks Roger, "Have you come to a decision about what we talked about earlier?" Roger replies, "Yes. I've decided to have my sister get rid of you." and hangs up.

Bill Malloy tries to call Collinwood again, but Roger refuses to answer. Bill then calls Burke Devlin and tells him, "Meet me at the Blue Whale right away."

Carolyn comes back into the drawing room to get the family history. Roger apologizes to her for getting angry with her earlier and offers to give her the pen back, but Carolyn tells him, "No. I don't want it now. You made it sound so sordid." She explains, "I guess I was just trying to play lady PI. But I did find out something, though. He met a man named James Blair there." Roger replies, "James Blair? The name doesn't mean a thing to me." Carolyn explains, "Well, it meant a lot to John Harris, and to Bill Malloy too." She explains, "He appears to be from some New York syndicate looking into the Collins business." Roger exclaims, "So that's what's got Bill Malloy so worked up! He wants to stop Burke Devlin! Well, I'm not going to be his sacrificial lamb!" Bill Malloy and Burke Devlin are in the Blue Whale. Malloy tells Burke, "Elizabeth isn't responsible for what happened to you 10 years ago. Only Roger is. Lay off the Collins family and I'll give you Roger on a silver platter. Meet me in Roger's office at 11:00. I'll make sure Roger and anyone else involved is there, and we'll get this thing settled once and for all!" Burke replies, "I'll be there."

* This doesn't match the history that will unfold later, where Jeremiah Collins marries Josette DuPres in 1795. The house is also built in 1795, not 1830.

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Episode 46
(TB 2/DISK 2-#2)

Tape Date: August 15, 1966
Air Date: August 29, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swann
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The surf pounds at the foot of Widows' Hill like the erratic beat of a frightened heart. A beat that is magnified in the minds of those who can find no relief from mounting tension.

The phone rings in the drawing room at Collinwood. Roger, who's alone in there, answers. It's Burke Devlin. He tells Roger that Bill Malloy has arranged a meeting in his office at 11:00. He tells him, "I'll be there. I just called to make sure you'd be there too!"

Roger tries to telephone Malloy at his house, but Malloy's housekeeper tells him Malloy's not home and she doesn't know where he is. Vicki comes into the room, saying she came to get David's drawing. Roger points to the coffee table and tells her, "There it is." Vicki gets the drawing. She tells Roger it's very good, that maybe she's found a way David can be creative instead of destructive. She shows Roger the drawing. It's a very good drawing of Collinwood. Roger remarks, "Ah, Collinwood with all it's dark shadows.*" Vicki suggests that David's talents be nurtured, that he be taken to meet a real artist. She tells Roger that she's been invited to have dinner with an artist, that Maggie has invited her to have dinner at her house with her and her father. Roger, shocked, exclaims, "Sam Evan? THAT'S the real artist you've been talking about? There's a few things I have to tell you about Sam Evans!"

Bill Malloy shows up at the Evan's Cottage. He tells Sam that he's arranged a meeting in Roger's office at 11:00 for Roger, Burke and him, Sam. He tells him, "You be there! We're going to settle this thing once and for all!" Sam refuses. Malloy tells him, "If you don't I'm going to tell Burke what you said, that you're the only thing standing between Roger Collins and a prison sentence!"

At Collinwood, Roger tries to dissuade Vicki from having dinner with Sam Evans by telling her that Sam Evans is a drunk, that when he gets drunk, he gets very ugly. Roger tells Vicki he has to make some private phone calls and doesn't want to be disturbed. Vicki leaves the drawing room. There's a knock at the door. Vicki answers. It's Bill Malloy. He announces, "I want to see Roger Collins!" Vicki tells him he can't, that Roger is making some private calls in the drawing room, but Malloy tells her, "This is important!" and tries to push past her to get to the closed drawing room doors. Roger hearing the commotion, comes out, sees Malloy and says, "Malloy! I've been trying to reach you! Who do you think you are to arrange a meeting in my office?" They go into the drawing room. Roger tells Malloy, "I'll have you fired for this!" Malloy replies, "Maybe, but first, you're going to come to that meeting. You, Burke and Sam are going to settle this thing once and for all!" Roger, shocked, asks, "Sam's going to be there...?" Malloy tells Roger, "It's 10:00 now. I'm going to go home now. The meeting's at 11:00. That means you'll be able to leave this house at 10:50 and get there in time. You have 50 minutes to think it over." Malloy leaves.

Vicki comes into the drawing room and tells Roger she wants to talk to him about Sam Evans. She tells him, "I just remembered something. The day I came here, I ran into a man at Widow's Hill who asked if you were here. He said his name was Sam. Was that Sam Evans? You seemed worried that I talked to him then, too. Why do you want to keep me away from him. Does he know something about my past?" Roger starts to laugh. Vicki protests, "This isn't funny!", but Roger replies, "You don't know how funny you are! Your past!!!" Vicki tells him, "I intend to see him. I just wanted to tell you that!" and leaves.

Roger leaves Collinwood. The clock in the foyer shows that it's only 10:20.

It is now 11:00. Sam arrives at Roger's office. He finds Burke Devlin already there. A few seconds later, Roger Collins arrives. He asks, "Where's Bill Malloy? He was supposed to be here." Burke Devlin remarks, "I can wait. I've waited 10 years. I can wait a few more minutes."

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Episode 47
(TB 2/DISK 2-#3)

Tape Date: August 16, 1966
Air Date: August 30, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. I can still remember the words I heard the night I arrived at Collinwood: "Welcome to the beginning and the end of the world." They had no meaning for me then, but now they seem terribly real. As real as the mysteries of this strange, dark house. And the troubled souls who live within its walls. As real as the passing minutes, and the growing fear they bring.

It is late at night. Carolyn comes downstairs into the foyer and hears someone playing the piano in the drawing room. She goes into the drawing room and finds that it's her mother. She asks her what's wrong. Elizabeth replies, "I don't know. I must be losing my mine. I have the feeling of impending doom..." The clock strikes 11:15. Elizabeth calls Bill Malloy at his house, but there's no answer. Carolyn asks, "Why did you call Mr. Malloy? Does this have anything to do with your feeling of dread?" Elizabeth asks, "Why do you say that?" Carolyn replies, "Because he seemed very upset when he left here today." She asks, "Does it have anything to do with Roger? He was acting very strangely tonight. We got into a terrible argument over something very silly. A pen. Later, he rambled on about doing anything necessary to protect himself and his family. He also made a very strange remark. He said, 'I will not be a sacrificial lamb!'"

Roger, Sam and Burke are still waiting in Roger's office. The clock shows 11:30. They call Bill Malloy's house, but there is no answer. Burke tells Roger and Sam that he's going to go to Malloy's house to get him, warning them, "You two had better still be here when I get back!"

At Collinwood, Elizabeth continues to feel a sense of dread and asks, "Where could Roger be?"

At Roger's office, Sam tells Roger he wants to leave, but Roger tells him, "No. You're going to stay. We've got to show Burke Devlin we're not afraid of him." He asks, "Should Burke bring Malloy back, you are to say nothing, understand? If we stand together, there's no way they can do anything to us." Burke returns without Bill Malloy. He tells them he went to his house and banged on the door but received no answer. He insists that they continue to wait.

It is 5 minutes to midnight. They are still waiting. Both Roger and Sam tell Burke they have waited long enough and are going to leave. Burke protests, insisting they stay and wait a little longer, but they refuse and start to leave. As Roger is leaving, he turns to Burke and says, "Oh yes, Burke. One more thing. You gave a gift to Carolyn. A pen. She can't keep it. There are some people we don't take gifts from." He reaches in his pocket for it, but finds that it isn't there. He tells Burke, "Oh. I thought I had it. Must have left it at home. Don't worry. I return it to you the next time I see you." and leaves.

At Collinwood, Carolyn has managed to cheer Elizabeth up. They are laughing as Carolyn recounts something funny that happened when she was a child and had some friends over. Elizabeth tells Carolyn to go to bed. She tells Carolyn she'll stay and wait for Roger to come home. Carolyn goes up to bed. The clock strikes midnight.

Roger returns, whistling happily. Elizabeth remarks, "You look happy. Where have you been?" Roger replies that he's been at a business meeting. Elizabeth tells him, "Bill Malloy was here earlier today. He said some pretty ugly things about you. He said he had proof that you were really responsible for that accident 10 years ago but put Burke in jail for it. Is that true?" Roger tells her that it isn't, that everything he said on the stand was true, that Burke was guilty.

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Episode 48
(TB 2/DISK 2-#4)

Tape Date: August 17, 1966
Air Date: August 31, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I can hardly remember how long I've been here at Collinwood. How long I've been exposed to the fears that seem to pulse through the halls of the great house on Widows' Hill. And now another day has begun. Not only for me, but for a troubled boy.

It is the next morning. David is frantically searching through the drawings on his desk for something. Vicki knocks and comes in. He sees the drawing of Collinwood he made in Vicki's hands, grabs it and asks her what she's doing with it, saying "I've been looking all over for this!" She tells him she was so excited about it when she saw it, she had to borrow it. She tells him it's really good and tells him she wants to show it to a real artist. She gets him to start his history lesson. While he is working, she remarks, "You really are proud of that drawing, aren't you? Your father was pretty impressed with it when I showed it to him, too." David angrily shouts, "YOU SHOWED IT TO MY FATHER?!". He grabs the drawing and tears it up. Elizabeth comes in carrying a box. She tells David that it's just arrived and is addressed to him. David opens it. Inside is a crystal ball. David reads the note and announces that it's a gift from Burke Devlin. Elizabeth remarks, "Strange present..."

David goes downstairs to the foyer, telephones Burke and thanks him for the present. He tells him, "I made a drawing of Collinwood for you, but something got happened to it. It got torn. I'll make you another one." There's a knock at the door. It's Joe. He tells David he has some papers for Elizabeth to sign. Elizabeth comes downstairs. Joe tells him he has some contracts for her to sign, saying they have to be in the mail today. They go into the drawing room to conduct business. Elizabeth asks Joe, "You usually don't do this. Why didn't Bill Malloy bring them over like he usually does?" Joe replies, "He didn't come in this morning. No one knows where he is. His housekeeper Mrs. Johnson says he isn't at home and says she hasn't seen him since about 10:30 last night." Vicki comes into the drawing room and asks, "Where's David?" Elizabeth replies, "I sent him upstairs." Vicki replies, "Well, he didn't go there." Joe and Elizabeth continue to discuss Malloy's absence. Vicki tells them, "I saw Bill Malloy here last night at about 10:00. He spoke to Roger." Elizabeth tells Joe she'd like to talk to Vicki alone. Joe goes outside. Vicki tells Elizabeth, "Bill Malloy mentioned something about some meeting. Roger seemed to know what he was talking about and got very angry."

Joe is outside in the foyer. David comes down holding his crystal ball. Joe jokes, "Could you find out where Bill Malloy is with that thing?" David, angry that Joe is joking about his crystal ball, yells that the crystal ball isn't a fake. He tells him, "You're never going to marry Carolyn! The crystal ball told me! She's going to marry a good friend of mine. Burke Devlin!" Elizabeth, having finished talking with Vicki, comes out of the drawing room and tells Joe to come in with the contracts. Vicki and David go upstairs to continue his lessons.

Elizabeth signs the contracts and Joe leaves. Elizabeth telephones Roger at his office and tells him, "I'd like to see you at once! You told me you last saw Bill Malloy yesterday afternoon, but I've just learned you saw him at about 10:00 last night! I'd like an explanation, and I'd like it in person! No, we can't discuss this on the phone!"

Upstairs, Vicki is trying to get David to do his lessons, but David is preoccupied with his crystal ball. Finally, she manages to tear him away from it and gets him to start doing his arithmetic. While he is working, he remarks, "Everyone is wondering where Mr. Malloy is, aren't they? If they would ask me, I could tell them." Vicki jokes, "You mean you could look into your crystal ball and find out?" David replies, "I already looked. He's DEAD! Someone killed him, and I know who." Vicki asks, "Who?" David replies, "My father!"
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