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Episode 49
(TB 2/DISK 2 #5)

Tape Date: August 18, 1966
Air Date:
September 1, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. A new fear has struck at Collinwood, a fear rooted in the disappearance of someone who's life has been involved with the family who lives in this great house. A fear that reaches down from Widows' Hill, and touches others.

Maggie Evans is talking to her father, Sam Evans, from the telephone booth in the diner. Sam asks Maggie if she's seen Bill Malloy. Maggie tells him she hasn't. She exits the telephone booth and finds that Burke Devlin has come into the diner. He orders a breakfast of orange juice, scrambled eggs and coffee. He asks, "Seen Bill Malloy?" Maggie replies, "What is it with Bill Malloy? You're the third person who's asked about him this morning!" Burke asks who the other two were. Maggie tells him that her father and Carolyn had also asked about Malloy. Joe Haskell comes in and orders a donut and a cup of black coffee. He too asks Maggie if she's seen Bill Malloy. Maggie remarks, "You too? Everyone seems to be looking for Bill this morning." Joe asks, "Who else has been looking for him?" Burke comes up to the counter and says, "I have." He asks Joe why he's looking for Malloy. He asks if Roger told him to do it. Carolyn comes in and Burke leaves.

At the Evan's cottage, Sam is pouring himself a cup of coffee. Burke comes. He asks Sam, "What happened to Bill Malloy?" Sam replies, "How should I know? I'm as troubled about his disappearance as you are." Burke retorts, "Troubled or relieved? His disappearance took you off the hook, didn't it?" Sam asks, "If he really knew something, why didn't he show up?" Burke muses, "Maybe someone stopped him." Sam says, "Or maybe he realized he had been wrong."

At the diner, Joe, Carolyn and Maggie are talking about Bill Malloy's disappearance. Joe and Carolyn start to argue about her having had lunch with Burke Devlin in Bangor. Maggie suddenly asks Carolyn, "You had lunch with Burke Devlin? Did he say anything about my father?" and leaves.

Sam pours himself a drink. Burke remarks, "That won't help. That won't help at all." He continues to press Sam about what he knows about Bill Malloy's disappearance, saying "You and Roger Collins are the only ones who would benefit." Sam blurts out, "I'm just as worried about Bill as you are. He was one of Collinsport's finest citizens!" Burke asks, "WAS? What do you mean WAS? You know something happened to him, don't you?" Burke is VERY suspicious, but before he can continue questioning Sam, Maggie comes in. Burke leaves.

Carolyn and Joe return to Collinwood. They make up and kiss. There's a knock at the door. Carolyn answers. It's Burke. He tells her, "I want to see your uncle!" Carolyn goes upstairs to get him, but doesn't find him and comes back down and tells Burke he isn't home. She tells him to try the office, but he tells her he already did and they told him he wasn't there. Carolyn asks, "Is this about Bill Malloy?" Burke replies that it is. Carolyn asks, "Do you know where he is?" Burke replies cryptically, "No, but I know how he got there."

Maggie tells Sam that in addition to him, Burke Devlin was also looking for Bill Malloy, and thought Roger might be too. She asks him how he's tied up in all this, but he refuses to tell her. Unable to get anything, she remarks exasperatedly, "Oh, where are we all headed, Pop?" and leaves. Sam angrily grabs a tube of paint and hurls it at a sketch of Burke, leaving a streak of paint over it and exclaims, "Death, Maggie. That's where we're all headed..."

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Episode 50
(TB 2/DISK 2/#6)

Tape Date: August 19, 1966
Air Date:
September 2, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Night has come to Collinwood and brought with it no answer to the mystery of a man's disappearance. Instead there is restlessness. A restlessness that draws me out of the great house and into the darkness around it. A restlessness that seems to gnaw at everyone who lives on the crest of Widows' Hill.

It is night. Vicki decides to take a walk to get some fresh air. She is surprised to find Carolyn at Widow's Hill. Carolyn tells her she came here to think. They talk. Carolyn tells Vicki, "Mother's very upset about Bill Malloy's disappearance. She's known him for over 25 years, not only as a business associate, but as a friend..." At Collinwood, David comes downstairs and tells Elizabeth that there are ghosts in his room, but she tells him she's busy and tells him not to bother her now. He exclaims, "NOBODY CARES ABOUT ME!" and runs upstairs. Carolyn and Vicki return. Elizabeth changes her mind, says "I'd better go see David." and goes upstairs. Elizabeth comes back downstairs. Asked what was wrong with David, she replies, "Oh, nothing. He just wanted a little attention, that's all." She paces around, obviously worried, then calls the office but gets no answer. Carolyn tries to get her mind off Bill Malloy and says, "Mother. Vicki and I were talking about ghosts. Why don't we tell her about the legend about the three ghosts?" Elizabeth gets very upset and tells her she doesn't want to talk about that. Carolyn, upset that she has unintentionally upset her mother even more, says, "This just isn't my night, is it?" and leaves. Elizabeth calms down and tells Vicki, "I shouldn't have gotten upset." She explains, "Two people have leapt to their deaths from Widow's hill. The legend states that a third will join them. I got upset because that's not the sort of thing I want to think about tonight." Roger comes in through the front door. Vicki says "Goodnight" and goes upstairs. Elizabeth tells Roger she wants to talk to him, but he leaves to go the kitchen, saying he hasn't had dinner yet and is going to get a sandwich. Elizabeth goes into the drawing room, sits down and waits.

Vicki goes into her room. She is shocked to find the word "DEATH" written on her mirror in capital letters. She gets David, drags him to her room, shows him the mirror and asks, "Why did you do that?" David denies that he did. Carolyn, hearing the noise, comes in and asks, "What's going on in here?" David again denies that he wrote on the mirror, saying, "The Widows did it." Vicki remarks, "Well, they must have the same handwriting as you. How do you explain that?" She tells him, "Wipe it off or I'll tell your Aunt Elizabeth." He does and runs off. Carolyn asks Vicki, "Have you seen my watch? I've lost it. The strap must've broken. I've got to go look for it." Vicki asks, "Why not wait till morning?" Carolyn explains, "Because if I lost it outside, the night sea are will ruin it." She asks, "Could you come with me?"

In the drawing room, Roger is ravenously eating a cold chicken sandwich, washing it down with a glass of milk. Elizabeth tells him, "I thought I told you I wanted to talk to you. Where have you been?" He replies, "I've been looking for Bill Malloy. I went to his cousin's house, but he wasn't there either and they said they haven't heard from him in days." Elizabeth asks, "Why didn't you call me and tell me?" He replies, "I must've forgotten." She asks, "And did you forget Bill Malloy came here to see you last night? You told me you last saw him in the afternoon yesterday. What did you talk about?" Roger asks, "How did you find out?" Elizabeth replies that Vicki saw them and told her. Roger asks, "And did she hear what we were talking about?" Elizabeth replies, "Only something about a meeting, that's all." Roger lies, "Yes. It was about a meeting. You probably know that Bill Malloy and I have been having some differences lately about how the business should be run. He wanted me to meet him at the office to go over the books." Carolyn comes into the room and tells them she's going out to look for her watch.

Vicki and Carolyn leave. Elizabeth, going upstairs, finds David spying from behind the railing on the landing. He asks, "Where's Miss Winters going at this time of night?" Elizabeth replies, "She going to help Carolyn find her watch." David remarks, "That's not what she's going to find. She's going to find death!"

Vicki and Carolyn are at Widow's Hill. Vicki is screaming. The camera pans to the base of Widow's Hill and shows why she is screaming. Down in the shallow water at the base of the cliff is a dead body, slowly moving to and fro with the waves....

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Episode 51
(TB 2/DISK 2/#7)

Tape Date: August 22, 1966
Air Date:
September 5, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Frank Schofield as Bill Malloy

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood Mansion situated on top of Widows' Hill has a long history of sudden and violent death. And once again it strikes. This time under my very eyes.

Elizabeth tells Roger she's worried about Bill Malloy. Roger tells her not to, saying "He probable has a valid reason for being away." Carolyn and Vicki come running into the room. Carolyn tells them about the body they saw. Roger asks if they saw who it was. Carolyn tells him, "You didn't think we climbed down to take a good look, do you?" Elizabeth asks Roger to go and look. Roger refuses, saying "Why don't you call Matthew? Isn't that what he's here for?" Elizabeth calls Matthew Morgan. She tells Vicki and Carolyn it was probably just a rock, but Vicki protests, "But it was moving with the waves!" Roger says, "Then maybe it was a clump of seaweed." Vicki theorizes, "Maybe it was one of David's tricks."

Matthew Morgan goes to Widow's Hill, looks down, then starts to climb down the cliff.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Vicki and Carolyn continue to talk about the dead man they thought they saw. Roger remarks, "Are you sure it wasn't a woman? Two women have already died there. The first, a young bride who either fell or was pushed, the second a governess. The legend states that there's going to be a third woman." Carolyn tells Vicki she's going to have trouble sleeping tonight and asks Vicki if she can sleep with her. Vicki replies, "Sure." They go for some cocoa before going to bed. Roger and Elizabeth talk about what Carolyn and Vicki thought they saw. There's a knock at the door. It's Matthew. He tells them he investigated and found nothing. Carolyn and Vicki are shocked. Carolyn asks, "Are you positive?!" Matthew replies that he is. After Matthew leaves, Elizabeth tells Roger she'd like to speak to him alone.

In the drawing room, Elizabeth tells Roger she thinks Matthew was acting strangely and wants to question him further. She leaves. Roger telephones Sam Evans and asks him, "Any word from Bill Malloy?" Evans replies, "No."

Elizabeth goes to Matthew's cottage. She questions him about what he saw and finds that he was shaken because he saw something that he at first thought WAS a body, that he was afraid it was Bill Malloy, that he had expected to find Bill Malloy down there, that he was afraid that something had happened to him because it's so against his nature to just leave without telling anyone. She asks him, "Why don't you show me what you did find so I can put Carolyn's mind at ease?"

Vicki and Carolyn decide to go to Widow's Hill again to have another look. Afraid to go alone, they try to convince Roger to come with them.

Matthew and Elizabeth are at Widow's Hill. Elizabeth looks over and gasps, but then looks again and lets out a sigh of relief. Matthew asks, "See what I mean? It does look like a body at first, doesn't it?"

Vicki and Carolyn are still trying to get Roger to come with them. Elizabeth comes in, hears them and announces, "There's no need for you to go. I just went to take a look with Matthew. Roger was right. It was just a clump of seaweed." Roger remarks to Vicki, "Better not tell David about any of this." Vicki replies, "Yes. He already has death on his mind too much." She tells them of David claiming to have seen in his crystal ball that Bill Malloy was dead, that Roger had killed him...

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Episode 52
(TB 2/DISK 2/#8)

Tape Date: August 23, 1966
Air Date:
September 6, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I originally came to Collinwood hoping to solve the mystery of my past. But the mystery of the present has overshadowed that for the moment.

In Vicki's room, Vicki and Carolyn prepare for bed. Carolyn thinks she hears a noise.

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie comes into the living room and asks Sam what he's doing awake at 1:00 in the morning. Sam replies, "I have too much on my mind. I'm worried about Bill Malloy. There are evil forces at work at Collinwood." He tells her he's not worried about herself, though, because he has a safeguard - the letter he gave her. He asks her, "You did put it in a safe place, didn't you?" Maggie replies, "Yes, the safest. It's in the safe at the Inn."

Carolyn tells Vicki, "I heard it again! I think it's coming from the drawing room." A few seconds later, both she and Vicki hear the sound. Vicki tells her, "It's probably just David." but when she goes and looks in his room, she finds that he is sound asleep.

At the Evan's Cottage, Maggie tries to convince Sam to go to bed, but he convinces her to go to bed instead. Sam then makes a call to Collinwood.

At Collinwood, Vicki and Carolyn are awakened by the phone ringing. Vicki goes to answer it. Carolyn decides to go with her.

Carolyn picks up the phone in the foyer. Sam whispers, "Collins?", but when Vicki asks, "Who is it?" Sam hangs up. Vicki and Carolyn hear the banging sound coming from the drawing room. They find the window open and a book lying open on the floor. Vicki picks up the book and drops it from about waist height. It makes a sound just like the one they heard. At first they conclude that it must've been the book falling off the table, blown off by the wind from the open window, that caused the sound, but then realize that the book, which is a large and heavy one, was some distance from the table, too far to have been blown there by the wind. They try to think of a logical reason but are unable to. Carolyn concludes, "Maybe it was ghosts!" Frightened, they leave to go to Vicki's room and lock the door. After they leave, the book, which they have left on a table, opens by itself to a page on which is a drawing of a woman with the caption, "Josette Collins, Born 1810, Died 1834."*

Maggie, having heard Sam place the call, comes out and asks, "Why did you telephone Roger Collins?" He lies to her, "I wanted to talk to him about Burke Devlin's portrait. He's been trying to try to convince me to stop." Maggie asks why Roger would want him to stop the portrait. Sam replies, "Because he knows a portrait would take time and doesn't Burke to stay in Collinsport that long." Maggie, not believing him, tells him, "Pop, you're a terrible liar." Sam admits, "Yes, I am," but refuses to tell her the truth.

Now back safely in Vicki's room, Carolyn asks, "Who called?" Vicki tells her, "I don't know. He just whispered 'Collins'? then hung up." They wonder if it might have been Bill Malloy, and why he would've just said "Collins?" and hung up if it was. Vicki theorizes, "You know, this strikes me as something someone who was drunk might do, you know, call someone, forget what he called about and hang up?"

At the Evans Cottage, Sam tells Maggie, "I'd like to tell you, but I can't". Maggie asks Sam, "You won't tell me what this is all about, but you did write it in that letter, didn't you?" Sam admits that he did. Maggie tells him, "Well, I'll just have to go and read what that letter says." Sam grabs her and shouts, "NO! SWEAR YOU WON'T DO THAT!". She swears she won't. *This is very different from what is eventually shown, where she dies in 1796.

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Episode 53
(TB 2/DISK 2/#9)

Tape Date: August 24, 1966
Air Date:
September 7, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. My home is now Collinwood. A strange brooding house where I tutor a small boy and try to teach him that ghosts are not perfectly natural visitors.

It is the next morning. Vicki is in the kitchen with David giving him his breakfast. David asks, "What happened last night? I heard you screaming and looked out the window and saw you and Carolyn running toward the house." Vicki lies that nothing happened and refuses to answer him when he asks, "Then why did you scream?", telling him, "Why don't you look in your crystal ball?" He tells her, "I already have. It told me that someone in Collinsport is going to kill you. You know, Miss Winters, when you die, I'm not even going to attend your funeral!" Vicki asks him why he doesn't like her. He tells her it's because she's come to replace his mother. Vicki assures him that she hasn't, that she's only come to tutor him. Elizabeth comes into the kitchen and asks Vicki if she's seen Matthew this morning. Vicki replies that she's hasn't and asks, "Do you want me to call him?" Elizabeth replies, "No. I'll walk down to his cottage and get him myself." David asks Elizabeth what happened last night. Elizabeth lies, "Nothing." and leaves for Matthew's cottage.

There's a knock at the door. Vicki asks David to go answer it. It's Joe Haskell. David tells him Carolyn is still asleep. He asks, "How about Mrs. Stoddard?" David tells him she's not home but will be back in a few minutes. Joe tells him he'll wait. Vicki comes into the room and tells Joe she'd like to talk to him. They go into the drawing room. Outside, David eavesdrops. Vicki tells Joe about what happened last night, about finding what looked like a body, about Matthew Morgan investigating and finding it was only a clump of seaweed. Joe asks what they were doing out there that time of night. Vicki tells him they were looking for Carolyn's watch. Elizabeth comes in through the front doors and catches David eavesdropping and sends him upstairs. Elizabeth asks to talk to Joe. Vicki leaves. Elizabeth asks Joe if there's any word on Bill Malloy yet. Joe replies that he still hasn't shown up. Elizabeth calls the office to talk to Roger, but finds he hasn't come in yet either. Joe leaves. Elizabeth calls the sheriff and tells him, "I'm worried about Bill Malloy..."

Vicki is giving David his geography lesson. David asks Vicki, "Who was that body last night?" Vicki exclaims, "Hey! You were eavesdropping on me and Joe! Well, if you had been listening carefully, you would've heard it was a clump of seaweed."

Elizabeth asks the sheriff to check the hospitals for Bill Malloy. There's a knock at the door. It's Joe. He hands her Carolyn's watch, saying he found it less than 100 feet from the house. After Joe leaves, Elizabeth calls the office again but finds that Roger still isn't in yet.

Vicki tries to get David to concentrate on his lessons, but David keeps dwelling on the "dead man". Vicki exasperatedly tells him, "I told you, there was no dead body!", but David continues to speculate, "I bet it was Bill Malloy!"

Matthew comes to Collinwood and to Elizabeth. He tells her, "I saw that note you left for me, ma'am." Elizabeth asks him where he's been. Matthew replies, "Mr. Collins wanted me to walk all around the property with him to make sure the ladies didn't see what they thought they saw." Elizabeth asks, "Did you find anything?" He replies that they didn't.

Vicki tries to convince David that there was no body, but David tells her that he's already seen in his crystal ball that it's Bill Malloy and that his father killed him, that he saw Bill Malloy standing there and his father coming up and pushing him off the cliff.

Elizabeth, still thinking Matthew is acting strangely, continues to press him on what he saw. She tells him, "I noticed you chose your words very carefully last night. You said, 'I walked from one end of the property to the other. On my way back, I saw nothing at Widow's Hill.' Does that mean you saw something the first time you passed?" Matthew, who apparently will twist the truth to Elizabeth but not lie to her, admits that he did indeed find a body but pushed it back out to sea. Elizabeth asks him if he recognized who it was. Matthew replies, "Yes. It was Bill Malloy." Elizabeth asks him why he lied. Matthew replies, "I thought it would be best that way..." Elizabeth telephones the sheriff and tells him, "There's no need to continue searching for Bill Malloy. I know where he is."

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Episode 54
(TB 2/DISK 3/#1)

Tape Date: August 25, 1966
Air Date:
August 8, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson

My name is Victoria Winters. At night ghosts from the past haunt this doomed house at the top of Widows' Hill, howling for revenge. In the morning, although they cannot be seen, they're still there. Waiting.

Burke calls Roger to needle him about Malloy, and Roger needles him about the crystal ball; an inappropriate gift for a 'sensitive' boy like David. Liz asks Matthew how he could have done what he did; he claims Bill drowned. It was widely known that Malloy couldn't swim despite his job involving water. Morgan doesn't want it known that there was another Collinwood death. Matthew claims that from the body's appearance it must have been in the water 24 hours at least when he found it. Morgan tells Liz that now's the time to coach him if she wants to; he ain't too bright. Liz suspects that there will be questions from Burke in addition to the police.

Roger is installing a new paperwork system and has to fight about it with a man named Hanton. Burke barges in on Roger. Liz orders Matthew to tell the truth as Sheriff Patterson arrives. They tell him the news but offer no proof. Burke correctly puts a jigsaw together, but Roger insists he's wrong. There's no appropriate charge for Matthew's actions. Burke again states the plot directly, that Malloy was about to offer evidence before he disappeared. Burke tells Roger about his deal with Malloy--Roger on a silver platter in exchange for leaving Liz alone. George gets Matthew's timeline down. The sheriff plans to track the body down. Matthew overhears George tell Liz that if they can't find the body, Matthew may have done something worse than push a dead body out to sea after he leaves the room to go with Harry Shaw, a deputy. Liz calls Roger and orders him home immediately. When he gets home, he faces another inquisition.

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Episode 55
(TB 2/DISK 3/#2)

Tape Date: August 26, 1966
Air Date:
September 9, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson

My name is Victoria Winters. Violent death is not a stranger to Collinwood, where the wind howls in anguish in mourning for departed souls. It seems to be asking: Why are they dead? And now a policeman is about to ask the same question.

Roger returns to Collinwood and finds Elizabeth and Sheriff Patterson in the foyer. Elizabeth tells him that Bill Malloy is dead. The Sheriff tells them he'd like to ask them a few questions. Elizabeth tells Roger about Matthew's admission.

Sam goes to the diner. Maggie asks him, "What are you doing here? Don't you have a sitting with Burke Devlin?" Sam explains that Burke and cancelled this morning's sitting. He asks, "Any word about Bill Malloy?" Maggie replies, "No. That's what everyone's been asking."

The sheriff mentions that when Bill Malloy's body is found, they'll have an autopsy to tell what happened to him. Roger asks, "Why? Isn't it obvious that he drowned? If a man fell off a twelve story building, would you have an autopsy to determine how he died?" The sheriff replies, "Yes. Maybe he was shot before falling off the building..."

At the diner, Sam asks Maggie about the letter he gave her. He tells her he's changed his mind about it. He tells her that it's good enough for the person he's told about the letter thinks it exists. He asks her to go to the clerk and get it from the hotel safe and give it back to him. She once again asks him what's this all about. He again refuses to tell her. She refuses to get the letter for him.

The sheriff questions Roger. He asks him when he last saw Bill Malloy. Roger replies, "10:00 on the night he died." Patterson asks, "Did he seem normal to you?" Roger replies that he did. The sheriff remarks, "Then you're the last person to have see Bill Malloy alive." Elizabeth interrupts, "No. His housekeeper saw him at 10:30 that evening. She said he received a telephone call then." The sheriff asks, "Do you know who from?" Elizabeth replies," No." Roger explains, "I was supposed to meet Malloy in my office for a meeting at 11:00. Bill never showed, so I left and went home." The sheriff asks, "Anyone who can confirm this?" Roger replies, "Yes. Sam Evans and Burke Devlin were there too. Malloy apparently told each of us to come to the meeting, that he had something important to tell us, but none of us knew what it was." Elizabeth tells the sheriff, "Bill might have looked normal to Roger, but I saw him here earlier that day, and he was clearly upset. He told me he had something important he had to come to a decision about." The sheriff says, "Maybe he made that decision. We can't rule out the possibility of suicide..."

Burke calls down to the diner to order food and coffee. He asks Maggie if there's any word about Bill Malloy too. Maggie tells Sam, "Burke must be busy. He ordered food to be sent up."

The sheriff asks if Bill Malloy had a drinking problem, saying it's possible that he was drunk, slipped and fell of the cliff. Elizabeth replies that he didn't. After the sheriff leaves, Elizabeth asks Roger, "How much of what you told the sheriff was true?" She tells him she doesn't trust him because he's already lied to her about the meeting, that earlier, he had told her it was to be between him and Malloy alone and that it was to be about some business disagreement. She adds that Malloy had earlier told her that he had information that could clear Devlin, that that was what the meeting must have been about. Roger tells her he lied to her because he didn't want to worry her. He assures her that any information Malloy must have had must have been wrong. She tells him, "I believe you. I have to..."

The sheriff comes into the diner and orders a cup of coffee and a donut. He remarks to Sam, "Heard you were doing a portrait of Burke Devlin." Sam asks, "How did you know?" The sheriff replies, "Word gets around." The phone in the booth rings. Maggie answers. She tells the sheriff, "Someone looking for you." The sheriff goes into the booth and closes the door. Sam, apparently not wanting to talk to the sheriff, tells Maggie, "I've got to leave." But before he can leave, the sheriff comes out of the telephone booth and tells Maggie, "Sorry, you'll have to cancel that donut and coffee. I've got to leave. The coast guard's just found Bill Malloy's body. He's dead." and leaves.

Note: This was the last episode taped at ABC TV-2 There was no taping from August 29, 1966 - September 2, 1966 while the show was being moved to the new, permanent studio, ABC TV-16.

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Episode 56
(TB 2/DISK 3/#3)

Tape Date: September 5, 1966
Air Date:
September 12, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. Barely twelve hours have passed since Carolyn Stoddard and I had thought the tragic legend of Collinwood had become a reality. And that we had seen a dead body lying at the foot of Widows' Hill. Twelve hours that have brought no answers either to me or to her.

It is noon. Carolyn finally wakes up and comes downstairs. She finds Elizabeth in the drawing room and apologizes for sleeping so late. Elizabeth replies, "That's all right. You had quite a night last night." Carolyn laughs and says, "And it turned out to be nothing more that a clump of seaweed." Elizabeth tells her, "No. It really was a dead body. It was...". But before she can break the news about who it was to her, the phone rings and Carolyn answers. When she hangs up, she tells Elizabeth, "That was the sheriff. He told me to tell you they've found Bill Malloy's body. Is that who it was?" She is heartbroken. She asks, "Why did Matthew say he didn't find anything?" Elizabeth explains how Matthew had pushed the body back into the ocean and lied about it, that he thought he was helping her by keeping publicity about this away. Elizabeth calls Roger at the office, but finds he isn't there. Roger walks into the Blue Whale. Seeing Sam, he remarks, "I thought I'd find you here." Sam tells Roger, "I've got something to tell you about Bill Malloy..."

Carolyn goes to Vicki's room. Vicki is busy making her bed. Carolyn starts crying. Vicki asks what's wrong. Carolyn tells her about Bill Malloy.

At the Blue Whale, Roger, having been told about Bill Malloy by Sam, calls the sheriff and confirms the story. Sam asks him, "You didn't tell the sheriff about the meeting, did you?" Roger replies that he did. Sam asks, "Are you crazy?" Roger explains, "I had to. What if I had said nothing about it and the sheriff learned about it from Burke Devlin? How would that look?"

Carolyn muses philosophically about how ephemeral life is, how one day you're here, the next you're not, remarking, "I guess it just goes to show you, you'd better do what you want while you can.." Elizabeth comes into the room. Vicki tells her that Carolyn's just told her about Bill Malloy. Elizabeth asks Carolyn, "Could you do me a favor? Could you go into town and find Roger? I think he should be told about Bill Malloy." Vicki, taking Carolyn's words to heart, decides to have dinner with the Evans's tonight.

Sam tells Roger, "We can't keep on with these lies. It's lie after lie, a whole pyramid of lies." Roger replies that they've got to, that it would mean prison for both of them otherwise. He tells Sam," You've got to tell the sheriff what I've told him, that you had no idea what the meeting was to be about." Sam asks, "What will we do when Burke tells him it was to clear him?" Roger replies, "We'll say he's lying to make trouble for me. It's his word against ours."

Vicki asks Carolyn for a lift into town. She asks, "Do you know anything about Sam Evans?", telling her that she's been invited by his daughter Maggie to have dinner at their house. She tells her that Roger became quite upset when he learned about this. She asks, "Why? Does Sam Evans know something about my past Roger doesn't want me to know?" Carolyn replies, "All I know about Sam Evans is that he's an artist who drinks too much."

Roger returns and runs into Elizabeth in the foyer. She asks him, "Have you heard about Bill Malloy?" He replies, "Yes." Vicki and Carolyn come out of the drawing room. Roger asks Elizabeth, "Don't you think it would be a good idea to close the plant for the rest of the day?" Elizabeth agrees it would be a good idea and goes into the drawing room to call the plant. Carolyn sees Roger and remarks, "Well, I guess I won't need to go into town." She gives her car keys to Vicki and tells her, "Here. You can borrow my car." Vicki takes them and leaves the room. Roger asks, "Where's she going?" Carolyn replies, "To have dinner with Sam and Maggie Evans. Why? Do you care?" Roger replies, "Of course not. I hardly know the man."

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Episode 57
(TB 2/DISK 3/#4)

Tape Date: September 6, 1966
Air Date:
September 13, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The musty corridors of Collinwood are behind me at the moment. Ahead of me are the streets of Collinsport itself and a journey that might take me into the dead world of the past. A journey I hope will start at a small restaurant on the main street of this very small town.

At the Inn, Burke Devlin finally comes out of his room and comes down to the diner for a cup of coffee. Maggie remarks, "Been busy with a lot of work, huh?" Burke replies, "Yes. It's better to keep busy than to keep stewing about a missing man. You know, it was Bill Malloy who gave me my first job. When he gets back, I'm going to buy him the biggest, best meal he's ever had!" Maggie tells him the bad news, that Malloy's dead, that his body's been found in the ocean. Burke phones the sheriff's office to find out the details, but no one who knows anything is in. After talking to Maggie a little more, he leaves to phone the sheriff again. Vicki comes into the diner. Burke returns and says the sheriff still isn't in yet. He says hello to Vicki and leaves.

Burke goes to the sheriff's office. The sheriff is now in, talking on the phone to the coroner, who tells him the autopsy is finished and gives him the results. The sheriff asks Burke, "When did you last see Malloy?" Burke replies, "Between 8 and 9 at the Blue Whale the night he died." The sheriff asks, "What did you do after that?" Burke replies, "Stayed at the Blue Whale and had a couple of drinks." Burke tells him, "Bill had arranged a meeting for 11:00." He tells him it was to clear him of the manslaughter charge from 10 years ago, that he, Malloy, Roger and Sam Evans were to be there.

Vicki has gone into town and is in the Collinsport Inn Diner. She tells Maggie that Roger got very upset when she told him about her dinner invitation. She tells Maggie that she suspects that maybe Sam knows something about her past Roger doesn't want her to find out. Maggie asks her, "About that invitation. How about tonight?" Vicki laughs and says, "That's what I came here to ask you about. If you hadn't asked me, I would've invited myself!" Maggie asks, "Well, that's settled. How about some lunch. Clam chowder, lobster roll and coffee sound good to you?"

The sheriff asks Burke what he was doing between 10:30 and 11:00. Burke replies that he stayed at the Blue Whale until 10:45 then left and drove to Roger's office. The sheriff asks, "Can anyone confirm that?" Burke replies that the bartender can. The sheriff shows Burke Malloy's old fashioned pocket watch and tells him it had broken and stopped when he hit the rocks and established the time of death as 10:45. He muses, "Malloy always walked from his house to the office. It was a half an hour walk. That means it was when he was about halfway there..."

Vicki and Maggie finish lunch. Vicki insists on paying, but Maggie tells her it's on the house, saying, "The clam chowder is two weeks old, and the lobster roll's from last year. Just don't send me your doctor bills!"

Burke returns to the diner. He asks Vicki, "How about taking that rain check and having dinner with me tonight?" Vicki replies," Sorry, I'm going to have dinner with Maggie and her father tonight." Burke leaves. Vicki tells Maggie she's going to go home to change and leaves too.

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Episode 58
(TB 2/DISK 3/#5)

Tape Date: September 7, 1966
Air Date:
September 14, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
Lela Swift
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
David Henesy as David Collins
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. The Great House of Collinwood perches on the crest of Widows' Hill in seeming isolation from the world around it. Yet the long shadows of fear do reach out, touching others, darkening their hearts with growing tension.

Sam is sitting at a table at the Blue Whale. Joe comes in, goes to the bar and asks for a drink. Sam sees him and invites him to join him at his table. They talk about Bill Malloy's death. Joe tells Sam that the Collins's have closed the plant for the day. Sam remarks, cryptically, "Soon there'll be more things than that closed..."

David is lying face down on the floor in the drawing room, holding a pencil and working on a clutter of books and maps in front of him. Carolyn comes into the room. David asks her, "Can you tell me the exact spot you and Miss Winters saw Mr. Malloy? It was at the bottom of Widow's Hill, wasn't it?" Carolyn gets upset and tells him to stop asking such morbid questions, but David tells her, "I need to know." He tells her he's working with some maps and tide charts and if he knew where and when Malloy's body was found, he would be able to calculate where he fell in.

At the Blue Whale, Sam asks Joe if it would be possible for the police to determine where Bill Malloy fell into the sea. Joe tells him that they can, that using tide charts, they can work backwards to determine two or three spots it must have been. He remarks, "I imagine they're working on it right now." The sheriff comes in to talk to Sam. Joe leaves.

At Collinwood, David comes in from outside and tells Carolyn, "I think I've found the spot where you and Vicki saw Mr. Malloy's body." Carolyn again gets angry with him for being morbid. There's a knock at the door. It's Joe. He asks Carolyn out. David asks him to help him with the tide charts. Carolyn gets upset and tells David not to bother Joe with it. She goes upstairs to change.

At the Blue Whale, the sheriff tells Sam they can't talk here and asks him to come to his office.

Carolyn comes back downstairs and is upset to find Joe in the drawing room showing David how to read the tide charts. Joe tells David, "I'm sorry I can't help you anymore. Maybe you can ask your father to help you." David replies, "He'd get scared and tear it up!"

At the police station, the sheriff questions Sam. He asks him about the meeting. Sam lies that he has not idea what it was to be about. The sheriff tells him, "Burke claims that it was to clear him of that manslaughter charge. Do you have any evidence that you didn't give at the trial that would've cleared him?" Sam says he doesn't, and again says he has no idea what the meeting was to be about. The sheriff asks, "Then why did you show up for a meeting arranged for 11:00? That's a rather strange time for a meeting, isn't it?" Sam replies that Malloy is a good friend, and the trusts him enough to think it was important.

At Collinwood, David finishes working with his charts and starts up the stairs to his room. There's a knock at the door. He comes back down to answer it. It's Sheriff Patterson. He tells David he'd like to talk to his father Roger.

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Episode 59
(TB 2/DISK 3/#6)

Tape Date: September 7, 1966
Air Date: September 15, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Death has come to Collinwood forcing the hidden secrets of the past closer to the light. Secrets that might provide answers for a man whose probing has but one goal: the truth.

(This appears here because it was broadcast out of order.)

The Sheriff tells Roger they've fished Bill Malloy's body from the water and he has a few more questions to ask. He tells him that though Malloy died by drowning, he also suffered a blow to his head, that although the blow probably happened after he fell into the sea, there's always the possibility that it happened before, meaning Malloy was the victim of foul play. He tells him he'd like to talk to him and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth comes into the foyer and runs into Vicki there. Vicki tells Elizabeth she won't be home for dinner tonight, saying she's going to have dinner with a friend in Collinsport. Elizabeth replies that she's glad to see she's made a friend. Roger comes out and tells Elizabeth, "Oh. I've just come to get you." Vicki goes upstairs. Having heard the tail end of their conversation, Roger asks, "What friend was she talking about?" Elizabeth tells him, "I don't know. Some friend she's going to have dinner with." Roger tells her, "The sheriff wants to question us again." He adds, "Remember. I'm your brother..."

They go into the drawing room. The sheriff asks Roger, "You said you last saw Malloy last night at around 10:00?" Roger replies that that's correct, that Malloy left at about 10:00 last night. The sheriff asks, "What did you do between 10:00 and 11:00? Did you make any calls?" Roger replies, "Yes. One. To the coast guard to check on the weather forecast. Why?" The sheriff explains, "Bill Malloy's housekeeper said he received a call at about 10:30. I was wondering who it was." Roger remarks, "It wasn't me." The sheriff asks, "When did you get to your office?" Roger replies that he was a little late and arrived at about a minute after 11. The sheriff asks, "When did you leave?" Roger replies, "At about 10 minutes to 11." The sheriff asks, "Did anyone see you leave?" Elizabeth demands, "What's the meaning of all these questions?" The sheriff explains, "Malloy's watch broke and stopped when he hit the rocks at the base of the cliff. It showed 10:45." Roger tells him, "No one saw me leave, but I was still here at 10:45." The sheriff asks, "Do you know what this meeting Malloy arranged was all about?" Roger replies that he doesn't. The sheriff asks Elizabeth, "You said Bill Malloy was upset earlier and said he had something important to do. Do you know what?" She refuses to tell him, saying what they talked at the time is personal, but the sheriff says, "I think I know. Burke Devlin told me that he had arranged the meeting to clear Burke of what happened 10 years ago." Elizabeth lies, saying Malloy only told her that he was going to stop Burke from harassing the family but didn't say how.

Vicki is in her room dressing for dinner. David comes into the room, holding something in his hand and beaming with happiness. Vicki asks why he's in such a good mood. David replies, "After tonight, I'm not going to see my father anymore. They're going to take him away and put him in jail. The sheriff is arresting him right now downstairs". Vicki asks, "How do you know?" David replies, "The Widows told me. And I saw it in my crystal ball. I even figured out where it must've happened. I calculated the tides and ocean currents and figured it out." He offers to show her on the maps he's been carrying, but she declines.

Roger tells the sheriff that Burke is lying, that he wants to destroy him and will do anything to cause him trouble. The sheriff remarks, "Well, it's your word against Burke's." Roger tells him, "Sam was there too. Ask him." The sheriff replies, "I already have. He said he didn't know what the meeting was about either." As the sheriff goes to the door to leave, David asks him, "Aren't you going to arrest my father?" The sheriff jokes, "I was going to, but he talked me out of it!". David gives him his maps, telling him, "Here. I figured out where it happened." The sheriff, to humor him, takes it and leaves. Roger glares at David and goes back into the drawing room to talk to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth tells Roger that she lied for him, that Malloy did say he was going to prove Burke innocent and asks him if there's any truth to what Malloy suspected. Roger replies, "Yes, it's all true, Liz. Ten years ago, it was I who killed the man and framed Burke for it. Bill Malloy found out about it so I had to kill him." Elizabeth gasps and sits down in shock, asking, "How could you...". Roger replies, "I didn't. I just said all this because it's what you were thinking, wasn't it? I just wanted you to hear what it sounded like out loud. But it isn't true. It's just what Burke Devlin's managed to get everyone thinking."

Vicki catches David eavesdropping at the door of the drawing room and tells him not to. David exclaims, "I heard him! My father's just admitted he killed Bill Malloy!" Vicki doesn't believe him. Elizabeth and Roger come out of the drawing room into the foyer. David sees Roger, exclaims, "They'll get you!" and runs upstairs. Roger asks Vicki, "I hear you have an appointment tonight." Vicki replies, "Yes. With Maggie and Sam Evans." After Vicki leaves, Elizabeth asks Roger, "Why? Does that bother you?" Roger lies, "Bother me? It doesn't concern me in the least."

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Episode 60
(TB 2/DISK 3/#7)

Tape Date: September 9, 1966
Air Date:
September 16, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood at night. Its towers a dark mass against a threatening sky. A symbol of a mystery I cannot solve. A mystery that brings me to a cottage not far from the waterfront. A cottage that might hold the answers I've been waiting so long to hear.

Vicki and Maggie enter the Evan's Cottage. Maggie is carrying two large bags of groceries. Maggie looks around for her father, but finds that Sam isn't home yet. She tells Vicki to look around at her father's paintings while she puts the groceries away and goes into the kitchen to do so. Vicki looks around, and sees a stack of paintings leaning against a wall by the window. She leafs through the paintings. Suddenly she pulls one and excitedly shouts, "Maggie! Come here quickly! It's important!" Maggie comes running into the room. Vicki shows her the painting she pulled out of the stack. Maggie just remarks, "Now that's an oldie!" Vicki exclaims, "No! Look at it closely, then look at me. Doesn't it look like me?" Maggie looks at it, then says," Now that you mention it, it does. Why, you two could be sisters!" The picture does indeed look like Vicki. Vicki asks Maggie if she knows who it is. Maggie replies that it's an old painting and she doesn't.

Burke Devlin shows up at the sheriff's office again. He asks, "What are you doing about Bill Malloy's murder?" He tells the sheriff that it's obvious that either Sam Evans or Roger Collins is responsible and insists that something be done about it, threatening, "If you don't do something about it, I will!"

Having finished preparing dinner, Maggie, and Vicki, who has been helping her, retire to the living room to let it cook. Maggie remarks, "Nothing to do now but wait!" They make small talk. Maggie asks Vicki what the kitchen at Collinwood is like. At first, Vicki jokes that instead of a stove, it contains open fires over which boil huge cauldrons, then tells her, "It's just like any other kitchen, just larger." They talk a bit about ghosts, Vicki telling Maggie she thought she saw one night when the power went out, but that it might just have been Roger. Vicki asks Maggie, "I've heard a lot of talk about something that happened 10 years ago, about Burke Devlin going to jail for manslaughter. What happened, exactly?" Before Maggie can answer, Sam comes home. Maggie tells him, "Vicki's going to be our dinner guest tonight."

At the police office, the sheriff is going about doing his work. Burke is still hanging around, insisting the sheriff take action. The sheriff jokes, "Maybe we should get you a desk here, Burke." Burke picks up a piece of paper from the sheriff's desk and asks, "Is this an example of the work you do around here? It looks like it was done by a ten year old!" The sheriff replies, "A nine year old, actually. David Collins. He was trying to do what we've done, finding out where Bill Malloy fell into the water using tide charts. He wasn't too far wrong, either. We've established that Malloy must have fallen into the water in one of three places, near his house, Sim's cove, or Lookout Point." Burke exclaims, "Lookout Point! That's about half way between his house and the cannery! Doesn't that mean anything to you?" The sheriff replies, "One thing I know. Someone's lying." Burke asks what he means. The sheriff tells him, "You tell me that Malloy had arranged the meeting to clear you. Roger and Sam deny this. They say you're lying". Burke replies, "No. They're lying. Both of them had a motive for murdering Bill Malloy". The sheriff remarks, "There's no proof it was murder." Burke turns to leave, angrily saying," I'm not going to let them get away with this!" The sheriff warns Burke against taking the law into his own hands, saying," If you do, I lock you up and forget there was a key!"

Vicki tells Sam about her past and about how she is trying to find out about who her real family is. She shows him the painting she found and asks, "Do you remember who the model was?" Sam remarks, "Now that's an old one! It's amazing how much your brush stroke can change over 25 years. Hey! Do you know it looks a lot like you?" Vicki replies, "That's why I want to know who the model is." Sam tells her, "It was a local girl named Betty Hanscomb." Vicki asks, "Do you know anything about her?" Sam laughs, "I used to know quite a bit about her" in a tone of voice that indicates he used to be romantically involved with her. He turns to Maggie and assures her this was before he met her mother. He tells Vicki, "She couldn't possible have anything to do with you. She left town about 6 months after this was painted, and a few months after that, I heard she had died." Vicki asks, "Did she have any relatives?" Sam replies, "Only her parents, and they're both dead now." Maggie remarks, "Just before you came home, Vicki asked me about what happened to Burke 10 years ago." Sam angrily tells Maggie he doesn't think that's a proper subject to entertain a guest with, but Maggie insists," Vicki wanted to know, don't you, Vicki?" Vicki replies that she does. Sam at first just tells them, "Burke killed a man and spent some time in jail for it, that's all.", but Maggie presses him for more details. Finally, Sam tells them, "It was one night after Burke, Roger and Laura, who would later marry Roger, had spent the night in a tavern. Laura was originally Burke's girlfriend - until he introduced her to Roger. You know how these things happen. Roger and Burke used to be the best of friends. Well, anyway, that had all gone out together and spent the night drinking at a tavern. They came down in Burke's car, and when they left, Burke, who was so drunk he had to be helped out of the tavern, insisted on driving. He hit and killed a man, and kept driving. Afterwards, Burke said he didn't think he was driving, but was too drunk to be sure. Roger and Laura testified at the trial that Burke was driving. All these years, Burke has insisted it wasn't him who was driving." The phone rings. It's the sheriff. He tells Sam that Burke is pretty angry and might show up at his house. He tells him if he does, call him. After hanging up, Sam tells Maggie, "Lock the door. Let's have dinner." Maggie goes to lock the door, but just as she gets there, there's a knock at the door. Sam exclaims, "NO! Maggie! Don't open..", but it's too late. She's opened the door. It's Burke. She tells him, "Burke! We were just about to have dinner." He comes in and asks, "Do you have room for one more?"

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Episode 61
(TB 2/DISK 3/#8)

Tape Date: September 12, 1966
Air Date: September 19, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Conrad Bain as Mr. Wells

My name is Victoria Winters. The Great House on Widows' Hill stands as a dread reminder of a past that will not die. It casts its shadows far into the night, reaching out to another house--a cottage--into which the past has suddenly and unexpectedly intruded.

Maggie, in answer to Burke's question, tells him, "No." Burke remarks, "My, how things have changed. There was a time when all I had to do was come here and I'd be dragged to the dinner table. And when you hadn't seen me for a while, you'd ask around to see if I was all right." Sam asks, "Burke, have you considered that maybe it's because Maggie didn't make enough food for four?" Burke replies, "I'd be satisfied with a sandwich.." They reluctantly agree to let him stay. Maggie goes into the kitchen to get dinner and make a sandwich for Burke. Burke remarks to Vicki, "Sorry. I didn't know you'd be here tonight." Vicki asks, "Would it make any difference if you did?" Burke replies, "No, probably not." Vicki asks, "What's so important?" Burke replies, "It's the beginning of the day of judgment, isn't that right, Sam?" Maggie comes back into the room and, noticing the silence, asks, "What's wrong. I hate coming into a room and have everyone suddenly stop talking..." Burke remarks, "We were talking about Bill Malloy. Sam remarks, "That's not subject for dinnertime conversation." Burke replies, "So let's talk about something else. How about my manslaughter conviction?" Vicki remarks, "We were just talking about that when you came." Burke tells Vicki his side of the story, saying that although it was him driving when they left the tavern, Roger later made him pull over because he was so drunk and took his place at the wheel. Vicki asks, "Before the accident?" Burke replies," Yes. I thought so then, and I think so now." Maggie remarks, "But you can't be sure. You were drunk." Sam remarks, "I'll go get some more drinks" and leaves the room. Burke and the girls talk a little bit more. He tells them about the trial, about the feeling of hopelessness that overcame him when Roger sat down to testify, how he realized that it wasn't just Roger up there testifying against him, but in effect the entire Collins family, the family that was responsible for over half the jobs in town, how he realized there was no hope they would take his word over that of a Collins. He tells them he felt like an ant trying to crush an elephant. After a while, Burke tells Maggie, "Go get your father. I miss his company." Maggie goes to do so, but comes back without him, saying, "I can't find him. He's left the house..."

Sam shows up at the lobby of the Collinsport. He tells the clerk, a Mr. Wells (Conrad Bain), that his daughter Maggie had left something in the safe, a letter, and asks for it. As Wells is dialing the combination on the safe, he remarks, "Too bad about Bill Malloy. Who'd've believed he'd die that way, what with his experience being around the sea all his life." Sam replies, "Well, things like that happen." Wells opens the safe and takes the letter out. Sam reaches out to take it, but the clerk doesn't give it to him, saying "Wait. I've got to call Maggie first and get her OK." Sam lies, "But she isn't home." The clerk asks, "Do you know where she is?" Sam replies, "No." The clerk tells him, "Then I can't give it to you." Sam protests, "But I wrote it!" The clerk tells him, "Sorry, but I can't give it to you. House rules. I could lose my job if I did."

A worried Maggie calls the Blue Whale, but they tell her Sam isn't there. She asks, "Why would he run?" Burke replies, "Because he's afraid of me. I think he had something to do with Bill Malloy's death and ran because he was afraid I came here to talk to him about it." He tells them about the meeting Malloy had arranged. Vicki remarks that Malloy had come to Collinwood on the night of his death to talk to Roger about some meeting. Burke tells them, "He must've asked Sam there because your father must have known something that would clear me." Maggie exclaims, "NO! That's not possible. If he did, he'd have gone running to the authorities to tell them. He's that kind of man..." After Burke leaves, Maggie sobs, "He couldn't have had anything to do with the accident..." Vicki reassures her by saying, "Bill Malloy must've been mistaken."

Burke returns to the Inn and asks the clerk for his key. Mr. Wells gives him the key and makes a few remarks about Bill Malloy. He then remarks, "Well, just like Sam Evans said, things like that happen." Burke asks, "Sam was here?" The clerk replies, "Yes. About an hour ago. Tried to pull a fast one on me. Tried to get me to give him a letter Maggie had left here, but I couldn't give it to him. Against house rules." Sam comes out of the diner and runs into Burke in the lobby. Burke asks, "Where have you been?" Sam replies, "Here, waiting for you. You said you wanted to have a private talk. Let's have it."

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Episode 62
(TB 2/DISK 3/#9)

Tape Date: September 13, 1966
Air Date: September 20, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. There is darkness at Collinwood, darkness that the glow from its windows cannot dispel, darkness that fills a man's heart with fear, fear that has spread its icy fingers far into the night, reaching out to other hearts.

Burke and Sam go up to Burke's room. Burke asks Sam why he ran. Sam replies, "I panicked." Burke asks why. Sam replies, "I knew you were looking for an argument and didn't want to have it in front of Maggie. I came here. I want to get this thing settled once and for all."

Vicki returns to Collinwood. Roger sees her come in from the drawing room. He goes out into the foyer and asks, "Have a pleasant evening, Miss Winters?" Vicki replies, "No, not really." Roger asks her, "What happened? Sam get drunk? I told you he would." Vicki tells him she doesn't want to talk about it. He tries to pressure her to tell him. Vicki, irritated, asks, "What's the matter? Are you trying to find out if we talked about Burke's manslaughter trial? Is that what you were afraid of when you found out I was going there?" She tells him Sam Evans had told her about the trial, and tells him what he said. Roger tells her, "Sorry Sam upset you with all this." Vicki replies, "It wasn't Sam that upset me. It was Burke Devlin. He told a completely different story."

Burke tells Sam, "I know I wasn't the one driving that car, and you know it too, Sam." Sam denies it, saying he doesn't know anything about the case except what he read in the papers. Sam asks, "Can't you drop all this? What's done is done. You can't change what's happened and you're doing a lot of harm by dragging it all out again. I don't like you barging into my house. Maggie doesn't have to know about all this..." Burke replies, "I've already told her." Sam becomes furious, saying, "YOU HAD NO RIGHT TO DO THAT!" Burke asks, "Somehow, you knew it was Collins who was driving that car and not me, don't you?" Sam denies it. Burke tells him, "All right. Answer one question, the one I came to your house to ask you. Did you kill Bill Malloy?" Sam replies that he didn't. Burke presses him on it, saying "You had every reason to do so. If we had had that meeting, you might have gone to prison for withholding evidence." Sam still insists he didn't kill Bill Malloy.

Roger tells Vicki not to believe Burke, saying, "A jury of twelve heard his story ten years ago, and not one of them believed it." He asks, "What else did he say? I think that since I'm being slandered, I have a right to know." Vicki tells him that Burke had told her that Malloy had arranged a meeting to prove that he, Burke was innocent of the manslaughter charge. Roger shouts, "That's a lie!" Vicki asks, "Why would he lie?" Roger tells her," Burke is a vicious man, bent on revenge. He'll drag up anything, an argument between me and Malloy or anything else, to destroy me." Vicki replies, "I'm sorry, but I've already told him about that argument you had with Malloy the night he died." He asks, "What did you tell him?" Vicki replies, "Only that it was about a meeting. After Malloy said something about a meeting, you two went into the drawing room and I went upstairs. When I came back down at about 10:30, I heard you on the phone." Roger, in a slightly shocked voice, asks, "You heard me on the phone? Did you hear what I was talking about?" Vicki replies, "Something about a meeting again. I went back upstairs. I heard the front door slam when you left the house a few minutes later, at about 10:35." Roger tells her, "You must've been mistaken. I didn't leave the house until 10 to 11. If anyone asks you, that's what you are to say. Not that it matters, but I have a fetish for accuracy." Vicki leaves the room, leaving Roger in the drawing room alone with the doors closed.

A few minutes later, Roger comes out of the drawing room and finds Vicki talking on the phone. She finishes talking and hangs up. Roger asks, "Who was that? Burke Devlin? Were you reporting to him?" Vicki gets very angry and replies, "No. Not that it's any of your business, but that was Maggie Evans. Her father hasn't come home and she's very worried about him." Roger apologizes, saying he was rude and out of line. He tell her, "Let me make it up to you, Miss Winters. I have a friend who lives in Florida in a wonderful house by the beach. He has two children. I'll talk to him and get you a job there. You'll find it much more pleasant there. The weather's much better and you won't have to put up with all the strange goings on here. Vicki refuses the offer. Roger asks, "What is it? Do you need some money?" Vicki replies, "No. I'd just prefer to stay at Collinwood." Roger remarks, "Miss Winters, you're a fool!" Vicki replies, "Probably." and goes upstairs. Roger puts his hat and coat on and exits the house.

Sam manages to convince Burke that he didn't kill Malloy. Burke remarks, "If you didn't do it, there's only one other person who could have..."

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Episode 63
(TB 2/DISK 4/#1)

Tape Date: September 14, 1966
Air Date: September 21, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan

My name is Victoria Winters. Once again it is quiet in Collinwood. There is no sound but the ticking of the Great Clock in the Entrance Hall. And the lonely footsteps of a woman who hasn't left its grounds in 18 years. A woman whose life is limited to musty corridors and the endless beat of a grandfather clock. A beat that seems to ignore the vitality of the world around it.

Joe and Carolyn go to the Blue Whale. Carolyn starts to talk about Bill Malloy. Joe tells her, "I feel like a complete failure. I took you out tonight to take your mind off Bill Malloy. It seems like I've failed."

The clock in the foyer shows 9:05. Matthew Morgan enters the house carrying a bundle of firewood. He goes into the drawing room to freshen the fire. He finds Elizabeth sitting in there alone, a worried look on her face. Assuming that she is moping about Bill Malloy, he tells her, "Thinking about it won't bring him back." She asks, "Matthew, when you found the body at the base of the cliff, were there any marks on it?" Matthew replies, "No. No marks at all. Why do you ask?" Elizabeth replies, "There was a bump on his head when he was found." Matthew remarks, "That was probably caused after he hit the water, being thrown on the rocks by the waves." Elizabeth replies, "Thank you", appearing very relieved.

Maggie goes to the Blue Whale to look for her father, but finds that he isn't there. She asks Carolyn and Joe if they've seen him. They reply that they haven't. She asks if they've seen Burke Devlin. Carolyn replies that they haven't seen him either. Maggie remarks, "If you see him, tell him to do me a favor and pack his bags and leave town." Carolyn asks why. Maggie replies, "You'll know soon. It'll be all over town soon..."

Matthew asks Elizabeth," Has Burke Devlin been bothering you about Bill Malloy?" Elizabeth replies that he has. Matthew leaves. There's a knock at the door. Elizabeth answers. It's Maggie. She asks to see Roger. Elizabeth starts to go to get him, but abruptly comes back and tells Maggie, "You'd better tell me what you want to talk to him about. Does it involve your father?" Maggie replies that it does. Elizabeth asks, "And Burke Devlin?" Maggie tells her, "I think I'd better talk to Roger about this", but Elizabeth demands, "Answer my question first. Does this involve Burke Devlin?" Maggie answers, "Yes. He made some accusations against my father. I want to know if they're true." Elizabeth asks, "Why come here?" Maggie her what Burke had said at the cottage. Elizabeth goes to get Roger.

Matthew Morgan walks into the Blue Whale. Carolyn sees him and asks, "Hello. What are you doing here? You don't usually come here, do you?" Matthew replies that he doesn't, that he's looking for someone tonight. Carolyn asks, "Who?" Matthew replies, "Burke Devlin. But he doesn't seem to be here right now. No matter. I'll wait. He'll probably show up sooner or later." He tells her, "When you get back to Collinwood, tell your mother everything's going to be all right." Carolyn asks, "What do you mean?" He tells her, "About the Bill Malloy business. She'll know what I mean." Carolyn and Joe leave. A few minutes later, they return, Carolyn worried about Matthew's strange demeanor. She asks him, "Matthew, what did you mean when you said, "This Bill Malloy business?" Matthew explains cryptically, "Burke Devlin's causing trouble for your family. I've warned him already about that, but he has. It's because of him that Bill Malloy's dead!"

Elizabeth comes back down and tells Maggie that Roger isn't home. She tells her, "Don't worry too much. Burke's accusations are all false. He has a grudge against the family". Maggie asks, "Why does he have a grudge against my father? He has nothing to do with your family." Elizabeth replies," I don't know. But Burke is a vicious man, capable of almost anything, lying, cheating, even slandering an innocent man." Carolyn, who's come in through the front doors while she was saying this, asks, "Do you think he's capable of murder?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. Yes I do." She shows Maggie to the door.

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Episode 64
(TB 2/DISK 4/#2)

Tape Date: September 15, 1966
Air Date:
September 22, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan

My name is Victoria Winters. When I first arrived at Collinwood it was with hope and fear. Hope that the secrets of my past would be unlocked for me. Fear of the unknown that lay ahead. And now that fear has been centered on a man's death and the endless ripples of tension it has produced.

Carolyn asks what Maggie was doing here. Elizabeth refuses to tell her. Carolyn remarks, "I know what's on your mind. You think Burke Devlin killed Bill Malloy, don't you?" Elizabeth replies, "Bill's death was an accident. No one killed him." Carolyn asks, "Then why did you say you thought he was capable of murder?" Elizabeth replies that she was angry and shouldn't have said that, but "He'll try to cause trouble about Malloy's death." Carolyn says, "Oh, no. I ran into Matthew at the Blue Whale. He told me he was looking for Burke and to tell you that everything's going to be fine and not to worry about 'this Bill Malloy business.'" I didn't know what he was talking about then, but I think I do now."

Matthew is still sitting at a table in the Blue Whale, waiting. Finally, Burke comes in. He sees Matthew, goes up to him and asks him, "Do you know where Roger Collins is?" Matthew replies that he doesn't. Burke thanks him and turns to leave, but Matthew grabs him by the wrist and says, "I want to talk to you!" Burke demands, "Let go of my arm!" Matthew does.

Elizabeth calls the Blue Whale and asks if Matthew is still there, but is told he isn't. She hangs up and tells Carolyn, "I had no idea he'd do something like this. I can't believe he'd really try to harm Burke." The phone rings. Elizabeth answers. It's the sheriff. He tells her that Burke is angry and might show up at the house. He tells her to call him if he does. Elizabeth tells him, "Wait. I've got to talk to you about my caretaker."

Matthew tells Burke, "You know, telling the waiter to lie to Mrs. Stoddard is the only time I've ever lied to her. I'm going to kill you if you do anything to hurt her." He demands that he pack his bags and leave town. Burke refuses and tells him, "I'm going to do what I came here to do, and if Elizabeth is hurt by it, too bad. You think she's an angel, but she's not. She's nothing but a neurotic woman who's locked herself up in that house for 18 years and likes it." Matthew screams, "DON'T TALK ABOUT HER LIKE THAT!", lunges at Burke, grabs him by the throat with both hands, and starts to strangle him. Matthew appears to be immensely strong, and Burke is unable to tear him off. The bartender and two customers come to his aid. The sheriff comes in and also comes to help. Finally, they manage to tear Matthew off Burke. The sheriff takes them both in.

At the sheriff's office, Sheriff Patterson asks what happened. Matthew explains that Burke was harassing the Collin's family about Bill's death. The sheriff sends Matthew outside while he talks to Burke. He tells Burke, "I thought I told you to stop playing vigilante!"

Carolyn blames Elizabeth, saying it's her fault all this is happening. Elizabeth tells her, "All right. I'll tell you why Maggie was so upset." She tells her about Burke's claim Roger had lied on the stand, that it wasn't him, Burke, who was driving the car, and somehow Sam knows this too, that Malloy had arranged the meeting to prove this. Carolyn is aghast. Elizabeth asks, "Now which do you believe? That Burke is a vicious liar, or that your uncle would knowingly put an innocent man in prison?"

The sheriff asks Burke, "Where did you go tonight?" Burke replies that he went to see Sam Evans, that he talked to him and was convinced that it wasn't Sam who killed Bill Malloy, that therefore it must've been Roger. The sheriff replies, "How many times do I have to tell you? Nobody killed Bill Malloy. It was an accident!" He warns him, "I'm the law around here. Stay away from Collinwood, and stay away from Roger Collins!" Burke demands that he do something about "that madman Matthew", but the sheriff replies, "I can handle Matthew. It's you that I'm worried about." He tells him he can go and calls Matthew to come back into the room. Burke sarcastically remarks, "Remember to take it nice and easy with him. He's a member of the Collins household. They have a lot of influence around here." and leaves.

The sheriff warns Matthew ,"You want to keep trouble away from the Collins family? Stay away from Burke Devlin!" Matthew asks, "What if he comes up to the house?" The sheriff replies, "Don't worry. He won't. After tonight...."

Carolyn decides that Burke must be a vicious liar. She asks, "How could he say such things?" She asks Elizabeth, "Would you mind if I went and talked to him about it?" Elizabeth replies, "Would it make any difference if I said I did?" Carolyn admits that it probably wouldn't. Elizabeth tells her, "I'd prefer you didn't, of course, but I'm not going to try to stop you from doing so because I know it wouldn't do any good." After Carolyn leaves, Elizabeth makes a call to try to find out where Matthew is, but there is a knock at the door and she tells the person she is talking to, "Oh, never mind. That's probably him right now" and hangs up. She goes to answer the door, but when she opens it, she finds not Matthew standing outside, but Burke Devlin. He says, nonchalantly, "Good Evening, Mrs. Stoddard."

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Episode 65
(TB 2/DISK 4/#3)

Tape Date: September 16, 1966
Air Date:
September 23, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Another touch of blackness has been added to the dark shadows that fill the halls of Collinwood. A shocking death has brought the past alive, carrying to the doors of the Great Mansion on Widows' Hill.

Uninvited, Burke walks in. Elizabeth complains, "I didn't invite you in. What do you want?" Burke replies, "I want to talk to your brother." Elizabeth tells him Roger isn't home. She then demands that he leave, saying he had no right to barge in uninvited. He refuses, saying, "I'm going to wait right here for Roger." and goes into the drawing room to do so. She tells him the sheriff had called earlier warning he might show up, and asked her to call him if he should. Burke tells her, "Go ahead.". Elizabeth picks up the phone to do so, but then thinks better of it and puts it back down without calling.

At the Blue Whale, Roger calls Maggie to see if Sam is home. While he is asking her if Sam is home, she's trying to ask him what's going on. While they're talking, Sam walks into the bar. Roger sees him, tells Maggie, "Never mind. He's just walked in." and hangs up. He goes to Sam and tells him, "I've been looking for you. The sheriff has talked to you about Bill Malloy. What did you tell him?" Sam replies, "Exactly what you told me to tell him. That I had no idea why Bill called us to that meeting." Roger asks, "Why did Burke Devlin go to your house?" Sam asks, "How do you know he came to my house? Did you have a bug in the clam chowder?" Roger tells him, "Vicki told me." Sam tells him, "Burke thought I had killed Burke Malloy. He's on the warpath. He really wants your hide. He's really upset about Bill Malloy's death." Roger exclaims, "I had nothing to do with it! Bill Malloy was an old friend..." Sam laughs and interrupts," The only time he was a friend of yours is when he did you the favor of dying just before the meeting!"

Burke and Elizabeth are sitting in the drawing room. Elizabeth is trying to make conversation, but Burke does not seem to want to talk. Vicki happens into the room. Elizabeth tells Vicki to keep Burke entertained while she goes and gets some tea. Vicki asks Burke, "What are you doing here?" He jokes, "I don't know. I think I'm going to have some tea." She asks, "Have you come here to ask about Bill Malloy's death?" He refuses to tell her, saying only, "I've come to settle accounts. I've waited 10 years for this..."

At the Blue Whale, Sam tells Roger that he fled after Burke came to his house, saying, "I panicked!" He continues, "After I did that, I knew I had to go talk to him or it would look bad. I knew he came to talk to me about Bill Malloy's death." He tells Roger that he managed to convince Burke he was innocent. He adds, "You're next on his list." He asks, "You know that offer you made to me a while ago? You said you'd give me money to leave town? I think I'm ready to accept it now." But Roger replies, "Sorry. That offer is no longer open."

After Roger leaves the bar, Sam calls Maggie and tells her he's all right. After he hangs up, Sam turns around and is surprised to see Roger there. Sam asks Roger, "What are you doing here? I thought you had left." Roger replies, "I've reconsidered. I've decided to give you the money to leave town." But Sam replies, "I've reconsidered too. I asked for the money in a moment of panic. Now that I've thought about it, I don't think it's such a good idea. Both the sheriff and Burke Devlin would find it very interesting if I left town, wouldn't it? But it would look very good for YOU if I ran off while I'm a suspect in a murder investigation."

Elizabeth returns to the drawing room with the tea. The front door slams. Elizabeth quickly goes out into the foyer, closing the drawing room doors behind her. Roger has just come in. Elizabeth tells him, "We have a guest." Roger asks, "Who?" Elizabeth replies, "Someone both of us knew we had to see sooner or later. Burke Devlin."

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Episode 66
(TB 2/DISK 4/#4)

Tape Date: September 19, 1966
Air Date:
September 26, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Another touch of blackness has been added to the dark shadows that fill the halls of Collinwood. A shocking death has brought the past alive, carrying to the doors of the Great Mansion on Widows' Hill.

Roger goes into the drawing room and asks Burke, "What are you doing here?" Burke sarcastically replies, "Having tea." Roger tells Elizabeth that he'd like to talk to Burke alone. Elizabeth replies, "No. I think we should all hear this.", but Roger insists, saying he won't talk to Burke unless they can talk alone. Elizabeth and Vicki go into the foyer, closing the doors behind them.

Roger asks Burke, "What do you want?" Burke replies, "I want your hide, Roger!"

Elizabeth, worried, asks Vicki, "When you were talking to Burke, did he seem in control of himself? I'm not sure it's such a good idea to leave them alone like this." Vicki replies Burke seemed to be quite in control of himself. Elizabeth asks, "Did he tell you what he wanted?" Vicki replies, "I think he wants to clear his name.'

In the drawing room, Roger tells Burke, "I could sue you for slander for what you just said!" Burke replies, "Go ahead. I'd welcome the chance to bring this all into court again." Roger asks, "What good would that do? Do you have any new evidence or anything?" Burke replies that he doesn't, but he thinks Sam does, that he thinks that's what Bill Malloy found out and what he arranged the meeting for. Roger tells him, "That's preposterous. Why can't you just drop this, Burke? You can't get those five years you've spent in prison back." Burke growls, "It was 5 years, 1 month, 3 days and 7 hours. And every moment of it, I thought about what I'd do when I came back here. But that's not important now. Let me ask you something that is. DID YOU KILL BILL MALLOY?" Roger asks, "Are you serious? Why would I kill Malloy? He was a good friend of mine." Burke replies, "Because he arranged that meeting to show that it was you, not me, who was responsible for that accident!" Roger replies, "You're insane!" and goes towards the door to exit the room, but Burke runs there before him and bars the way.

Vicki is in her room writing a letter. Elizabeth comes in. She tells Vicki, "I'm worried about what's going on downstairs in the drawing room." She sees that Vicki is doing something and apologizes, "Oh. I hope I'm not bothering you." Vicki replies, "No. I'm just writing a letter." Elizabeth remarks, "You seem to write a lot of letters. You must have a lot of friends." Vicki replies, "No. Not really. You might find this strange, but all these letters you've seen me writing are to myself!" Elizabeth asks, "What?" Vicki explains, "It's a habit I got into in the foundling home. You don't know how lonely it can get there. I wrote because it was the only way I'd. get any mail. It was something to look forward to." Elizabeth remarks, "How sad..."

Burke demands, "I want to know your timetable that night!" Roger refuses to tell him anything, but Burke tells him, "If you want to get rid of me, tell me everything you did that night!" Roger tells him, "Bill came to see me to tell me about the meeting. He left at about 10:00. I worked on some business papers from 10 till about 10 minutes of 11, then left to drive to my office. So you see, I was here when Bill died at 10:45." Burke, looking dubious, asks, "Can anyone confirm your story?" Roger calmly replies, "Yes." Burke sarcastically remarks, "Who? Your sister?" in a tone of voice implying that Elizabeth would lie for Roger. But Roger replies, "No. It was Miss Winters." Burke, nonplussed, asks, "Vicki?" Roger replies, "Yes. Vicki. She came down to tell me something important, about a dinner she was going to go to. She was talking to me at about 10:45." Burke demands that he get Vicki to confirm this.

Upstairs in Vicki's room, Elizabeth remarks to Vicki, "You must have a pretty complete record of everything that's happened in your life." Vicki replies, "Yes. I suppose it forms a diary of a sort. Actually, not much ever really happened in my life until I came here. Now I really keep a very careful record of everything that happens. I never know when something will turn out to shed some light on my past." Elizabeth asks, "Is that still so important now that you've found a place here?" Vicki replies, "Yes it is." Roger comes into the room and tells Vicki Burke wants to know what time he, Roger, left the house on the night Bill Malloy died. Vicki replies, "But I'm not sure I remember what time you left." Roger asks Elizabeth, "Why don't you go down and entertain Burke while I help Vicki remember." Elizabeth leaves. Roger asks Vicki, "Now, you came down and heard me talking on the phone at 10:30. After I hung up, you came and talked to me about you dinner with the Evans'. Now, as you recall, we talked about this for some time. It was certainly about 10:45 when you left. And, as you have said, you heard me leave about 5 minutes later. That was about 10 to 11." Vicki replies, uncertainly, "If you say so..."

Downstairs, Elizabeth asks Burke, "What will it take for you to leave us alone?" Burke replies, "Justice!" I know it was Roger who killed Bill Malloy, and Roger who sent Matthew to the Blue Whale to kill me!" Elizabeth asks, "Now why would Matthew want to kill you?" Burke replies, "Because he didn't want me dirtying the Collins name. Well, I'm not very impressed with the Collins name and when I'm finished, neither will anyone else!"

Roger comes downstairs with Vicki. Burke asks Vicki, "What time did you see Roger Collins last on the night Bill Malloy died?" Vicki tells Burke, "As far as I can remember, what Mr. Collins says is true. He left the house at 10:45." Burke doesn't seem to like that answer. He leaves, saying, "I'll be back to Collinwood! Possibly to stay!"

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Episode 67
(TB 2/DISK 4/#5)

Tape Date: September 25, 1966
Air Date:
September 27, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Clarice Blackburn as Sarah Johnson
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. Even daylight cannot dispel the dark suspicions that constantly hover over Collinwood and over all of Collinsport.

Maggie Evans is filling sugar containers at the diner. Carolyn comes in and asks, "Do you know where Burke Devlin is? I've talked to the clerk and he says he isn't up in his room." Maggie replies that she doesn't. Carolyn tells her, "Mother told me what Burke said about your father. She says not to worry about it, that Burke is nothing but a vicious liar. She also said there was no murder. Bill Malloy's death was an accident." Maggie asks, "So why is Burke stirring up trouble about it?" Carolyn replies, "Because he's angry about my uncle sending him to jail 10 years ago." Burke comes into the diner. Maggie mutters, "Speak of the devil..."

Sam is at the Sheriff's office with Sheriff Patterson. The sheriff questions Sam. He asks him, "You said before that you left your house at about 10:30. Are you sure about that?" Sam replies that he isn't, that he might have left at 10:40 or 10:45. The sheriff asks, "How long does it usually take for you to walk from your house to Roger's office?" Sam replies, "Anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour." The sheriff asks, "Why the variance?" Sam explains, "I'm an artist. Sometimes I stop to look at something that strikes my eye, some trees, a cloud formation..." Sheriff Patterson asks," Was Maggie home when you left? Would she know what time you left?" Sam replies, "I think she might." The intercom buzzes. The sheriff is told that Bill Malloy's housekeeper Mrs. Johnson is here. The sheriff says, "Send her in" and tells Sam he'll talk to him later. Sam leaves. Mrs. Johnson (Clarice Blackburn) comes in. She demands, "I want to know how Bill Malloy died!"

Carolyn tries to talk to Burke while he eats. He tells her he thinks she's the only person at Collinwood who isn't a liar, that everyone else seems to be, even Vicki. He remarks that a bit of Ananais seems to have rubbed off on her. Carolyn asks, "What?" Burke explains, "In Greek Myth, Ananais was the first liar. I hope what happened to him doesn't happen to Vicki." Carolyn asks, "What happened to him?" Burke replies, "He was struck dead..." Burke finishes eating and excuses himself, saying, "I've got some phone calls I've got to make." Carolyn protests, "But I have to talk to you!" Burke leaves, saying "Later."

The sheriff explains, "The autopsy showed that Bill Malloy died from drowning. It also showed he had suffered a blow to the head, but that probably happened when the water threw him against the rocks." Miss Johnson remarks, "Probably. But you're not sure." The sheriff continues, "His broken watch showed that he died at 10:45." Miss Johnson remarks, "Just a little after I left the house.." The sheriff asks, "Now he received a phone call at about 10:30. Do you know who it was from?" Miss Johnson replies that she doesn't, but that it made Malloy quite angry, that he was shouting and arguing with whoever it was. The sheriff asks, "Was Mr. Malloy depressed? Do you think this phone call could have upset him enough to cause him to go and commit suicide?" Miss Johnson replies, "OF COURSE NOT! He's not the kind of man who would do such a thing! After that phone call, he told me to fix his breakfast half an hour early tomorrow morning. He said he had some things he had to do early. Now would a man who was planning to go and kill himself do that? I tell you, I think his death has something to do with the Collins family."

Sam has gone to the diner and is talking with Maggie. Maggie tells Sam, "I know what you tried to do. Mr. Wells told me. You tried to get that letter back." Sam denies that that was what he was trying to do, lying, "I only wanted to add a postscript." Maggie tells him, "Well, if that's what you want to do, write it in another letter and give it to me. I'll put it with the first one." Sam asks, "Maggie, do you remember what time I left the house the night Bill Malloy died?" Maggie asks, "Why? Who wants to know?" Sam remarks that the sheriff does, that he's established that Malloy died at 10:45. Maggie is shocked and exclaims, "He couldn't think you had anything to do with it, could he?" The sheriff comes to question Maggie and asks her what time Sam left the house that night. Maggie tells him,"10:45". When the sheriff asks her if she's sure, she sarcastically replies, "Yes. I checked my watch. Then I called the naval observatory to make sure."

Burke is in his room talking on the phone. He tells someone, "Make sure you're ready to come here with those papers at a moment's notice. We're going to see some action soon!" After he hangs up, he lets Carolyn in.

Carolyn tells Burke, "I hear you've claimed that Uncle Roger has something to do with Mr. Malloy's death." Burke asks, "So Vicki returned to Collinwood and reported what I said at the Evans Cottage, did she?" Carolyn replies, "No. Maggie did." Burke remarks, "Maybe I misjudged Vicki..." He tells Carolyn, "I think Bill Malloy was murdered to cover something up!"

Maggie insists to the sheriff that she's certain her father had left the house at 10:45. Finally, Sam tells her, "No, Maggie. Stop lying. Don't get yourself in trouble." He admits to the sheriff, "I left at 10:30 and walked around a little before going to Roger's office." After the sheriff leaves, Maggie asks Sam, "What's it all about, Pop?" He refuses to tell her. She asks, "Does that letter you wrote tell me?" Sam replies, "NO! It's only my last will and testament." Maggie protests, "But you said it was protection, life insurance." Sam lies, "I meant protection for YOU, life insurance for YOU."

Carolyn protests, "But you said you were drunk at the time and can't remember!", Burke apparently having told her about the accident. Burke replies, "Yes. I was too drunk to remember the accident, but I'm sure I wasn't at the wheel." Carolyn remarks, "But if you weren't, then that means Uncle Roger was..." Burke replies emphatically, "YES!" Carolyn asks, "And what does Bill Malloy have to do with all this?" Burke replies, "I think he uncovered something that would prove my innocence and was killed to keep him quiet. I don't say your Uncle Roger killed him on purpose, but I think he killed him. Maybe they were arguing and the argument got heated and maybe they got into a fight and Malloy fell of the cliff during it." He apologizes to Carolyn for being so blunt, but saying, "Sorry it's got to be this way, but that's the way it's got to be..."

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Episode 68
(TB 2/DISK 4/#6)

Tape Date: September 21, 1966
Air Date:
September 28, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. An unexplained death has added more mystery to Widows' Hill and Collinwood, the great gloomy house on its crest. And it effects everyone in Collinsport. There is always the one question: Was it an accidental death?

Carolyn goes to Roger's office to talk to him. She tells him she went to talk to Burke Devlin. He growls, "Burke Devlin's nothing but a vicious liar!" She tells him, "He actually accused you of killing Bill Malloy!" Roger completely denies it. Carolyn tells him, "I didn't believe you had anything to do with it, but I wanted to hear you say it." Roger continues, "In fact, I couldn't have done it. I was still at home at the time it happened. Miss Winters can confirm it." Carolyn remarks, "You know, you should be nicer to Vicki." Roger replies," Yes. Maybe I should."

In the drawing room at Collinwood, David is lying on the floor looking through the family history. It is turned to the picture of "Josette Collins". When David hears Vicki calling, "David!", he quickly goes and hides behind the curtains. Vicki comes into the room and quickly finds him. David tells her, "If I had really wanted to hide from you, you wouldn't have found me." He tells her he was just playing, that when he went to school, they had something called "recess" to let the kids play. Vicki asks, "Was this when you were living in Augusta?" David replies that it was. Vicki asks, "Did you enjoy it there?" David tells her that he didn't, that his mother and father were always fighting, fighting about Burke.

Roger is alone in his office, Carolyn having left. The intercom buzzes and Roger's secretary tells him that sheriff is outside and wants to come in and talk to him. Roger, quickly taking out a file so he can pretend to be busy, tells her to let him in. The sheriff comes in and tells Roger, "Burke Devlin's decided not to press charges against Matthew Morgan." Roger, puzzled, asks, "Charges against Matthew? For what?" The sheriff explains how Matthew had tried to kill Burke and how Burke has suspected that he, Roger had put him up to it. Roger replies, "If I had hired someone to kill Burke, I would've made sure it was someone a lot brighter that Matthew." The sheriff , satisfied with the answer, remarks, "Now that impresses me as much as anything else you could've said" and leaves. A few minutes after the sheriff leaves, Roger does too.

Vicki is talking with David. She remarks, "I don't think Burke likes me much anymore. I had to say something he didn't like. I had to. It was the truth." David becomes furious, saying, "You're only trying to get between me and Burke." He starts to throw a tantrum, pushing chairs over and sweeping things off tables. Roger comes in and asks what's going on. David lies, "She tried to hurt me!" When Roger, who obviously doesn't believe this, asks, "Now why would she want to do that?", David runs from the room in anger.

Roger and Vicki talk. Unbeknownst to them, David is outside in the foyer eavesdropping on them. Roger tells Vicki, "I wanted to talk to you. I've been very rude to you since you've come here. I want to make it up to you. I'd like to invite you out to dinner some night. You know, we have the world's best lobster here." Vicki accepts his invitation. He asks what she and David were arguing about. She tells him David was telling her about the arguments he used to have with his wife about Burke Devlin.

After Vicki leaves, David comes out of hiding and comes into the drawing room. He asks, "Why were you so nice to Miss Winters? I thought you didn't like her." Roger mutters, "You can catch more flies with sugar than vinegar." David, not understanding, asks, "Huh?" Roger lies, "I figured if I was nicer to her, she'd be nicer to you." David asks, "Why can't you just fire her?" Roger explains, "Because you Aunt Elizabeth likes her." David asks, in a malicious tone, "What if she did something Aunt Elizabeth DIDN'T like?" Roger replies, "Don't tell me about it. I don't want to know about it..."

Vicki, on her way upstairs, runs into Carolyn, who's coming home. Seeing that Carolyn looks depressed, she remarks, "You look like you lost your last friend." Carolyn glumly replies, "Maybe I have. I went to see Joe to invite him to lunch, and he wasn't in his office. I'm so mad at him!" The phone rings. It's Joe. Carolyn brightens up.

Inside the drawing room, Roger tells David, "Now think carefully. Who would you rather see leave? Me or Miss Winters?"

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Episode 69
(TB 2/DISK 4/#7)

Tape Date: September 22, 1966
Air Date:
September 29, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Sarah Johnson
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell

My name is Victoria Winters. Everyone here at Collinwood is concerned with the mysterious death of a friend. A concern shared by others in other rooms in Collinsport.

Mrs. Johnson, Bill Malloy's housekeeper, meets Burke Devlin in his hotel room, having been asked by him to come there. She tells him, "I don't think Mr. Malloy's death was an accident!" He tells her he doesn't think so either and asks her, to "help me track down the person who killed Bill Malloy!"

Joe Haskell goes to Roger's office, having gotten a message that he's wanted there. But when he goes there, he finds not Roger, but Carolyn. He tells her, "I got a message that said I'm wanted here." She exclaims, "You are!" She asks him to take the day off and spend it with him. Noticing that she appears somewhat distressed, he asks her what's wrong. She tells him, "It was something Burke Devlin said."

Burke explains to Mrs. Johnson, "What if I told you I had a plan to ruin the Collins family, and Mr. Malloy knew about it?" Mrs. Johnson replies emphatically, "He would never stand for it!" Burke continues, "No he wouldn't. When he found out about it, he was willing to sacrifice Roger Collins to prevent it from happening." Burke tells her his plan. He tells her he wants her to get a job at Collinwood so she can be his "eyes and ears" there for him. Mrs. Johnson tells him, "I'd do anything to avenge Mr. Malloy's death!" He replies, "That's exactly what I want to hear!"

Carolyn tells Joe what Burke had said about Roger, and asks, "Why would he say such things?" Joe, obviously comparing it to his own situation vis--vis Carolyn and Burke, says "Obviously, he wanted revenge. Laura was his girl until she met Roger, then she dropped him for Roger, seeing he had nothing to offer compared to Roger." He gets very emotional about this, saying "I can see how a guy could get very angry over this!" Carolyn doesn't seem to get the hint.

Burke tells Mrs. Johnson, "Roger Collins obviously has the strongest motive for killing Mr. Malloy, but there's one problem. Vicki Winters confirms his story that he was at the house when Malloy died at 10:45. She says he didn't leave until 10 minutes till 11." Mrs. Johnson tells him the obvious, "Well, she must've lied", but Burke replies, "No. I don't believe she would do that." Mrs. Johnson, hearing his tone of voice when he says this, tells him, "You seem to have some feeling for Miss Winters. We can't let feelings get in the way of finding Mr. Malloy's killer!" He agrees with her and says, "All right. Maybe Miss Winters was..". He pauses, then finishes his sentence, "mistaken."

Carolyn asks Joe to take the day off and take her to the beach. Unwilling to take advantage of being the boyfriend of the owner's daughter and just leave, he calls around, trying to find someone to take over for him for the day, but can't find anyone. Unable to find anyone to take over, he tells Carolyn he can't take her to the beach.

Burke tells Mrs. Johnson, "What I want you to do is get a job at Collinwood." She replies, "I don't know how I'll manage that. They don't have any help up there except Matthew Morgan and don't seem to want any. Everyone in town knows it's no use to apply there..." There's a knock at the door. Burke asks, "Who is it?" From the other side, a voice answers, "Carolyn Stoddard" Burke, after quickly hiding Mrs. Johnson in the kitchen, lets Carolyn in. She angrily tells him she told Roger what he said, and that Roger denied it was true. She tells him she believes her Uncle Roger, saying she knows he's not the kind of man who would either frame him or kill Bill Malloy to cover it up. Burke replies, "Yes. I didn't mean what I said to you earlier. It's just that I was so upset about Mr. Malloy's death, I jumped to conclusions." He continues, "There's only one person who was affected by Mr. Malloy's death more than me - his housekeeper, Mrs. Johnson. She was deeply upset by Malloy's death." He tells Carolyn that Mrs. Johnson needs a job. Carolyn asks, "Does she need money?" Burke replies, "No. If it were only that, I could give it to her. She needs a job to get her mind off Mr. Malloy's death." Carolyn's face brightens and she exclaims, "Hey! Maybe I can help! Maybe I can get Mother to give her a job at Collinwood!"

After Carolyn leaves, Mrs. Johnson comes out of the kitchen and remarks, "So you lied to the girl, eh?" Burke replies, "Mrs. Johnson, EVERYONE at Collinwood is fair game to me."

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Episode 70
(TB 2/DISK 4/#8)

Tape Date: September 23, 1966
Air Date:
September 30, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Kathryn Leigh Scott as ghost of Josette Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood has had 130 years of brooding existence. Years of hatred, fear and violence. Just when it appears to be ending, the house seems to gather strength and offers more of the same.

Vicki comes down to the drawing room, having been summoned by Elizabeth. Elizabeth tells her, "I have something I want to talk to you about. I don't want anyone else hearing this." Unfortunately, outside, David is eavesdropping through the door. Elizabeth tells Vicki, "I'd like to thank you for confirming Roger's story about the time he left Collinwood that night." Vicki replies, "I was only telling the truth." Elizabeth asks, "What do you think happened to Mr. Malloy?" Vicki replies that she thinks it must have been an accident. Elizabeth tells her that's what she thinks too. Suddenly, there's a loud commotion outside in the foyer, and the doors burst open. Outside, Matthew is struggling with David. David breaks free and runs to Elizabeth, crying, "Help me, Aunt Elizabeth, help me!" Elizabeth asks, "Matthew. What's going on?" Matthew replies that he caught David eavesdropping outside the door. David denies this, saying "I was only waiting for Miss Winters!" Elizabeth, obviously believing Matthew but pretending to believe David, tells David, "Well, here she is." Vicki and David leave. Matthew tells Elizabeth, "Mrs. Stoddard, I have something I've got to talk to you about..."

Outside as they are going up the stairs, David starts to talk to Vicki about ghosts. Vicki tells him there's no such things, but David insists he's seen them, that one of them is a pretty woman dressed all in white. He tells her, "I'll draw you a picture of her!"

Matthew tells Elizabeth about trying to kill Burke. He tells her, "The only thing I'm sorry about is that I didn't succeed!" Elizabeth reprimands him for what he did, saying, "You can't take the law into your own hands!" She tells him she appreciates the fact that he thought he was trying to help and thanks him for this, but tells him he can't do things like this.

Vicki, holding a sheet of paper in her hands, comes down the stairs just as Matthew comes out of the drawing room. She hands him the paper and asks her, "Have you ever seen anything like this? David drew it. He claims it's a ghost who lives at Collinwood." Matthew looks at the drawing, then glares at David, who's standing on the landing, and growls, "So you been playin' around at the Old House, eh?" Vicki asks, "The old house? What's that?" Matthew replies, "It's old and it's dangerous. Stay away from there!"

Vicki goes into the drawing room and shows Elizabeth the drawing, saying David drew it and said it was a ghost that lives at the old house. Elizabeth looks at it, then goes to the family album. She looks at the picture, then compares it to the picture on the page she turned to and tells Vicki, "Oh, he must have just copied it from the family history." David denies this. Vicki asks Elizabeth, "What's the Old House?" Elizabeth explains, "It's the original Collinwood. The family lived there before this house was built. No one's lived there for years." Carolyn comes into the drawing room to talk to Elizabeth just as Vicki and David are leaving. She glances down at the family history, which is lying on the table, still open to the page Elizabeth had turned it. It's turned to a page bearing a picture captioned "Josette Collins", the page it was opened to when she and Vicki came in to investigate the noise they heard in the drawing room.

David denies that he copied the picture from the family history. He tells Vicki, "I'll prove it to you. I'll take you to the old house and show you the ghost. But we'll have to go at night. That's when the ghosts come out!"

Carolyn tells Elizabeth, "You know, maybe it would be nice if hired a housekeeper." Elizabeth is cool to the idea, saying she doesn't need a housekeeper. Carolyn, undaunted, suggests, "She would be great company for you." Elizabeth jokes, "I don't need company. I've got all of David's ghosts to keep me company!"

It is 9:30 at night. Carolyn, dressed in a nightgown, comes out of the door under the stairs, bearing a tray of tea things. She is surprised to find Vicki and David in the foyer, dressed to go out and asks Vicki where they are going. Vicki replies, "I'm going with David to see some ghosts." in a voice that tells Carolyn she's humoring the boy. Vicki and David leave and Carolyn goes into the drawing room.

Inside the drawing room, Carolyn gives Elizabeth a cup of tea and broaches the subject of hiring a housekeeper again. Elizabeth protests, "I thought we talked about that already. I don't need a housekeeper.", but Carolyn tells her, "I've even thought of someone who would be perfect, Mrs. Johnson." Elizabeth asks, "Sarah Johnson? What made you think of her?" Carolyn replies, "She was Bill Malloy's housekeeper. She's terribly lonely now without him. We'd be doing both her and ourselves a favor. I hear she's a great cook!"

David and Vicki go to the old house. It is built in the Greek style popular in the 18th century, fronted by many columns. It is a very large house, though much smaller than Collinwood. David and Vicki go inside. The interior is in great disrepair, cobwebs every- where. David takes Vicki to a fireplace in the living room and shows her a portrait of a beautiful dark-haired woman hanging about the mantel. Vicki exclaims, "Josette Collins! You must've copied the drawing from here!" David denies this, saying his drawing looks like the portrait because that's who the ghost he drew is. He tells her, "She can't leave Collinwood." Vicki asks, "How do you know?" David replies, "She told me! She told me she was condemned to stay here until a third girl fell to her death from Widow's hill. I'm surprised that she hasn't appeared to you, because I think that third girl is going to be YOU!" Suddenly, he stops talking. They have both heard the sounds of someone walking around outside. Now, heavy footsteps can heard coming up the front stairs*. The door opens and someone carrying a lantern comes it. He lifts the lantern to head level, revealing his face. It's only Matthew Morgan. He explains, "I saw you coming in here. I thought it was prowlers." He tells them," You shouldn't be here. This place is dangerous. It should be torn down. Maybe I'll talk to Mrs. Stoddard about having it torn down." David, hearing this, becomes very upset and screams, "NO! If you do that, I'll have HER kill you!", gesturing at the portrait of Josette Collins.

At Collinwood, Carolyn tells Elizabeth, "I think we owe it to Mrs. Johnson. She was Bill Malloy's housekeeper for many years, so in a way, she was working for us. Anyway, it's what Bill Malloy would've wanted!"

Matthew tells Vicki they'd better leave the old house. David, obviously disappointed, tells Vicki, "All right. Let's leave. She's not going to come tonight anyway. She doesn't like HIM!", gesturing toward Matthew. They leave, going out the front door and down the front steps*, and go back to Collinwood.

Inside the now empty old house. A figure materializes from the portrait of Josette Collins. It is the ghost of a dark haired woman, dressed all in white, her face covered by a white veil. She walks down from the portrait onto the floor, walking down as if there were an invisible staircase leading from the portrait down to the floor. She walks out of the room and out of the old house and wanders among the columns fronting the house...
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