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Episode 71
(TB 3/DISK 1 #1)

Tape Date: September 26, 1966
Air Date:
October 3, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The morning mist has formed a lace curtain around Collinwood, almost like the haze that surrounds the ghosts which live within its walls. Ghosts which haunt a family that lives with fear.

Purchase Dark Shadows "The Beginning volume 3" from AmazonIt is morning. Roger calls the sheriff and asks him when he'll complete his investigation. The sheriff tells him that he'll complete his final report in a few hours and will turn it over to the coroner at about 11:00 and that the final decision on whether Malloy's death was an accident, in which case the case will be dropped, or homicide, in which case it won't be. Roger asks, "When will we know?" The sheriff replies, "Sometime today."

A few minutes after hanging up, Roger calls the sheriff's office again and tells the secretary and tells her he'd like to speak to the sheriff again, saying, "Tell him I have something I'd like to add to the report", but then says, "Oh, forget it." and hangs up. He goes out into the foyer and sees Vicki coming down the stairs. He tells her, "Oh, Miss Winters, I was just coming up to see you." He laughs and jokes, "The morning wouldn't be complete without one of our battles." He asks her, "How are you getting along with David." She tells him they are starting to get along better, that last night, he took her to the old house to look for ghosts. Roger tells her, "You know, I think you need a change of scenery. How about taking the day off and letting me take you on a tour of the cannery?" Vicki tells him she doesn't know how Elizabeth would feel about her taking the day off, but Roger assures her he'll talk to her about it. He tells her, "First I'll take you to a big breakfast at the diner, then we'll go to the cannery." Vicki tells him, "Give me two minutes to get ready." As she is going up the stairs, Roger tell her, "Oh, yes. I've just remembered. I have one stop to make on the way. Is that all right with you?" She replies, "Sure. You're the tour director!"

Burke shows up at the sheriff's office and asks how the investigation is going. The sheriff tells him he's completed it, that he's going to turn his report over to the coroner soon and it'll be the coroner who'll make the final decision as to whether Malloy's death was an accident or homicide. Burke implies that the decision will come out to be convenient for the Collins family. The sheriff angrily replies, "The Collins family doesn't own me, and they don't own the coroner." He adds, "I warn you, Burke, no matter how it turns out, KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!"

Vicki and Roger are having breakfast at the diner. Vicki asks, "And how do they get all those sardines off the boats?" Roger explains that it's done with a huge suction device much like a giant vacuum cleaner. Vicki jokes, "Ironic that the Collins business started with whales and ended up with sardines!" Burke Devlin comes into the diner. He goes to the counter and orders coffee and donuts. Roger excuses himself to go make a phone call. Burke comes to the table and asks Vicki, "Playing hokey today?" Vicki explains that Roger is taking her on a tour of the cannery. She tells him she's sorry about what she had to say the other night. She tells him she'd like to talk to him about it and asks him where he'll be later. He replies, "Right here." Roger comes back and tells Vicki, "We have one more stop to make before the cannery."

Roger takes Vicki to the police station. He tells the sheriff, "I had something to talk to you about. Miss Winters heard me leave the house at 10 of 11 the night Bill Malloy died." The sheriff asks Vicki, "Is that true?" Vicki replies that she doesn't really remember, but "I have every reason to believe Mr. Collins left at the time he says he did."

After taking her on a tour of the cannery, Roger lets Vicki out, leaving her to go home by herself. Vicki goes back to the diner to talk to Burke. She tells him, "I want you to know I'm not taking sides in this" and explains that had to say what she did because it was the truth. He angrily tells her, "I'm certain that Roger killed Bill Malloy, and you story is the only thing getting in the way of my theory." They argue. The sheriff comes into the diner. He sees Vicki and tells her, "Oh, Miss Winters. I put your story about hearing Roger leave at 10 of 11 in my report." Burke looks at Vicki and remarks, "You certainly get around, don't you?" Burke, having cooled down, tells Vicki he'll drive her home. Vicki tells him she doesn't think that would be such a good idea, that the Collins's wouldn't like him coming to Collinwood after last time, but Burke insists.

Burke drops Vicki off at the front door of Collinwood.

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Episode 72
(TB 3/DISK 1/#2)

Tape Date: September 27, 1966
Air Date:
October 4, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Clarice Blackburn as Sarah Johnson
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood is a cauldron of tension. Desperately as I have tried I am unable to avoid involvement in the mystery of a man's death. A mystery that reveals hidden emotions and brings unexpected hatreds to the surface.

Vicki is in her room, looking at a dress. There's a knock at the door. It's Carolyn. Vicki lets her in. Carolyn angrily tells Vicki, "Why don't you just leave? Why don't you just pack your bags and go back to that precious foundling home of yours?" Vicki asks, "I don't understand. What have I done?" Carolyn replies, "There's a vicious man who's been going around town saying awful things about this family. He's actually accused Uncle Roger of killing Bill Malloy. It's Burke Devlin. In spite of this, you've been seeing him. I saw you drive up with him less than 10 minutes ago!" Vicki tries to explain, but Carolyn is too angry to listen and stomps out of the room in anger.

At the Inn, Mrs. Johnson calls Burke Devlin and tells him that she hasn't had any word from Collinwood. After finishing her call, she goes to the diner and orders a roast beef sandwich. She asks Maggie, "Is the roast well done? I'd like a piece that is well done." Maggie tells her she'll get her a well done slice and asks, "Would you like lettuce in that sandwich?" Mrs. Johnson asks, "Is it well washed?" Maggie replies that it is and asks if she'd like any mayonnaise in her sandwich. Mrs. Johnson asks, "Is it fresh?" Maggie assures her that it is and makes Mrs. Johnson her sandwich, but Mrs. Johnson smells it, complains that the mayonnaise doesn't smell fresh and asks that she make another one for her without mayonnaise.

Mrs. Johnson is eating her sandwich and Maggie is keeping her company, there being no one else in the diner. Mrs. Johnson remarks on how lonely she is now that Bill Malloy is dead, that being his housekeeper for all those years was almost like being married to him. She tells Maggie that she wants to see whoever killed Malloy caught and punished, that she wants and eye for an eye.

Elizabeth walks into the foyer and finds Carolyn in there putting her coat on to go out. She asks her, "Have you seen Miss Winters? She's supposed to be giving David his lessons, but I haven't seen her all morning." Carolyn sarcastically remarks, "She's been seeing a friend of the family." Elizabeth asks who. Carolyn replies, "Burke Devlin", then asks, "Have you given any thought about hiring a housekeeper?" Elizabeth angrily replies, "All my thoughts right now are on firing a governess!" and goes upstairs.

Carolyn comes into the diner and Maggie goes to serve her. Maggie tells Carolyn the apple pie is fresh. Carolyn orders pie and coffee and sits down at Mrs. Johnson's table. She tells Mrs. Johnson, "What you need is something to keep you busy. I may have the solution to your problems!" She tells her she's spoken to her mother about hiring her as housekeeper at Collinwood. Mrs. Johnson asks, "What did she say?" Carolyn replies, "She's still thinking about it." Mrs. Johnson tells Carolyn, "If she says yes, I'll take the job." Mrs. Johnson finishes her meal and leaves, giving Maggie a 10 cent tip. Carolyn announces to Maggie, "We're going to have a housekeeper!" Maggie replies, "Who, her? I think she's creepy!" Carolyn jokes, "Oh, you don't like her just because she's a 10 cent tipper." As Carolyn is leaving, Maggie warns, "You just be careful about who's eyes she's after..."

Elizabeth goes to Vicki's room and yells at her for having spent the morning with Burke Devlin. Vicki explains that she didn't spend the morning with him, that she ran into him at the diner and he insisted on giving her a ride home. Elizabeth angrily asks, "And why did you need a lift home? What were you doing in town? You were hired to tutor David a specified number of hours a day on a daily basis, not go into town whenever you wished." Vicki, shocked, asks, "Didn't your brother tell you about it?" and explains that Roger told her to take the morning off so he could give her a tour of the cannery.

Mrs. Johnson places a phone call to Burke Devlin and tell him, "I've just been talking to Carolyn Stoddard. I think it's all going to work out!"

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth places a call to Roger and asks him, "Did you give Miss Winters the morning off to go to the cannery?... Why didn't you tell me?! I've just embarrassed myself by reprimanding her for being away!" After Elizabeth hangs up, Vicki, who's walked into the room and heard the conversations, angrily remarks, "Checking up on me?" Elizabeth explains, "No... Just telling Roger he should've told me..", but Vicki, still angry, tells her, "I'm not a liar!" Elizabeth tells her she's disturbed by her tone of voice, but Vicki continues, "I've had enough of this! Either fire me or begin trusting me!" Elizabeth apologizes for not trusting her, saying she was wrong and adds, "You don't know how fond of you I've become."

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Episode 73
(TB 3/DISK 1/#3)

Tape Date: September 28, 1966
Air Date:
October 5, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
David Ford as Sam Evans
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Yesterday is alive in the Great House on Widows' Hill and with it the memory of sudden death. A death that seems to center the attention of many people on one office in Collinsport

Sam Evans goes to the police office. The sheriff asks him what he wants. Sam replies, "Oh, nothing. I was just passing by and decided I'd drop in and say hello." The sheriff replies, "What took you so long? I've been expecting you to 'drop by' since 9:00 in the morning. You're slow. Roger Collins and Burke Devlin dropped by a couple of hours ago." Sam asks what they wanted. The sheriff replies, "The same thing you want. To know when the coroner's report will come back." Sam asks, "When will it come back?" The sheriff replies, "In a couple of hours."

In the drawing room at Collinwood, David asks Elizabeth, "Have you fired Miss Winters? She didn't come to give me my lessons this morning." He is disappointed when she tells him, "No, I haven't fired her. Uncle Roger took her on a tour of the cannery this morning." She continues, "David, you've got to learn to like Miss Winters." David replies, "Learn to like her? You can't do that. You either like someone or you don't." Elizabeth tells him, "But David, you don't like anyone!" David retorts, "That's not true! I like Burke Devlin!" Elizabeth tells him, "That's one person you shouldn't like!" She tells him Burke is not a good man and he shouldn't be friends with him. They get into an argument about Burke. David shouts "You don't like Burke because you think he killed Mr. Malloy!".

Sam asks the sheriff, "How do you think it'll go?" The sheriff replies, "That's a question I've been asked all day long." He tells Sam he refuses to speculate.

In the foyer at Collinwood, David places a telephone call to Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke Devlin, but is told he isn't in. Elizabeth comes walking into the foyer and asks, "David, who are you calling?" At first, he refuses to tell her, but she presses him and finally he admits, "I tried to call Burke Devlin. I had to tell him you think he killed Mr. Malloy!" Elizabeth replies, "I don't think that! What makes you think I did? No one killed Mr. Malloy. It was an accident." She sends David up to his room, then picks up the phone and calls the sheriff's office and asks when the coroner's report will be back. She is told "quite soon".

Sam Evans goes to the diner at the Inn. Maggie asks him what he's doing there. Sam replies, "Oh, just resting my feet." Maggie remarks, "Better here than at the Blue Whale." She tells him the rumors around town is that the coroner will return a decision of homicide.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth is talking to Roger on the phone about the upcoming coroner's verdict. David comes down the stairs, dressed to go out. Elizabeth asks where he's going. He replies, "To take a walk and get some fresh air." Elizabeth tells him he can't. She tells him to go back to his studies. David starts back up the stairs, but when she turns back to the phone, he suddenly turns, runs back down and out the front door. Elizabeth runs after him, screaming, "David! Come back!", but he doesn't listen and runs off. A car pulls up. It's the sheriff. He comes in and tell Elizabeth, "This is against regulations, but I know how important this is and I thought I come and tell you in person. The coroner's report has come back. He's reached a decision of accidental death by drowning." Elizabeth gives a sigh of relief and remarks, "So it's over." The sheriff replies, "Yes, ma'am. It's over."

Sam and Maggie are in the diner talking. David comes in. Maggie asks, "What do you want? Ice cream?" David replies, "No. I'm looking for Burke Devlin, but he's not here. I asked the clerk to call his room, but he's not up there." Maggie fixes him an ice cream sundae, but David leaves before she can give it to him. Sam remarks," Cute kid, even if he is a Collins." He continues, "Even if the coroner returns a verdict of accidental death, this isn't over." Maggie asks him what he means. Sam tells her, "If the verdict isn't 'homicide', Burke Devlin's going to go on a rampage and won't stop until there's nothing left, including the kid..."

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Episode 74
(TB 3/DISK 1/#4)

Tape Date: September 29, 1966
Air Date:
October 6, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood stands alone above a hill above the town founded by the same family that built this great mansion. But undercurrents are there. Undercurrents that stem from the anger of one man.

Burke returns to the Collinsport Inn and goes to his hotel room. He is surprised to find David inside waiting for him and asks him how he got in there. David explains, "I snuck in while the maid was cleaning in here and hid in a room she had already cleaned." Burke tells him, "That's clever, David, but it IS illegal, you know." David replies, "It's not illegal if you don't get caught!" Burke asks, "Now who told you that?" David replies, "YOU did."

After getting a couple of "Burke Devlin specials", Burke tells David, "I don't think I could ever have told you THAT!" David asks, "Burke, have you ever killed anyone?" Burke replies, "No, not that I can remember." David tells him, "Good. I knew you couldn't have killed Bill Malloy. That's what I came to ask you." Burke asks, Who thinks I killed Bill Malloy?" David replies, "My Aunt Elizabeth does. She doesn't say so, she says it's an accident, but I know she really thinks you killed him, that's why she doesn't like you! But I know you couldn't have done it, because I know who did! My father killed Mr. Malloy!"

Roger returns home and finds Elizabeth in the foyer. He exults, "Accidental death! The coroner has come to a decision of accidental death! You know, there were a lot of rumors that the decision would be 'homicide'. There were even some people who thought I might have had something to do with it! It's over. Life can now resume its normal course." Elizabeth tells Roger about David's running off, saying she thinks he might have gone to see Burke, but Roger refuses to be concerned, saying, "Neither David nor Burke exists for me on this glorious day!"

David tells Burke, "I knew it was my father who killed him on the night Mr. Malloy disappeared." Burke asks, "How?" David is at first reluctant to tell him, saying, "You'd laugh if I told you", but when Burke promises not to, tells him, "THEY told me, the voices. They come into my room and talk to me all the time. I also saw it in my crystal ball." There's a knock at the door. Burke tells David to go into the kitchen and freshen up the glasses while he answers it. Burke opens the door. It's Carolyn. Burke tells her, "I'm busy, now, Carolyn, I'm having a meeting." She tells him, "I want to talk to you, Burke!" and barges in anyway. She looks around and sees no one in the room, then looks at the closed bedroom door and remarks, "Oh, a meeting, hun? It must be with a woman!" Burke remarks, "You have a suspicious and salacious mind, Carolyn." Carolyn replies, "I don't care who you have in here, but Vicki Winters might!" Burke remarks, "Oh, that's what you're upset about." He calls out to the kitchen, "Oh, honey, come in here for a minute!" David comes out of the kitchen with the drinks. Carolyn asks, "What are you doing here? You know Mother doesn't doesn't want you coming here!" David retorts, "What are YOU doing here, then?" Burke laughs and says, "Touché!" Burke tells David to go back into the kitchen, telling him he'd like to talk to Carolyn alone. After David goes back into the kitchen, Burke asks Carolyn, "You're upset because I gave Vicki a ride back to Collinwood, isn't it? You're jealous! Well, I don't have to account for my actions to you or anyone else!" Carolyn angrily tells him, "I'm glad I gave your gift back. You're not the kind of man I think I want to be accepting gifts from!" Burke, puzzled, asks, "Gift?", then remembers and says, "Oh, yes, the fountain pen." Carolyn remarks, "Yes, the pen. You can give it to some other gullible girl now." Burke tells her, "But I don't have it. You never gave it back to me." Carolyn replies, "Yes I did. I gave it to my Uncle Roger. He said he'd give it to you. I remember. It was the night Bill Malloy died." Burke replies, in a sarcastic voice, "Maybe he had more important things on his mind that night." Then he remembers and says, "Oh yes. He said he was going to give it back to me at his office that night, but then reached into his pocket and said he didn't have it." Carolyn goes to phone Roger and ask him about it, but finds Roger isn't home, getting Elizabeth instead. After she hangs up, she exclaims, "Wonderful news! Mother just told me the coroner's come to a decision. Accidental death!" Burke becomes furious and shouts, "Get David and go home!" to Carolyn.

David and Carolyn return home. Elizabeth reprimands David for running off. Carolyn, happy about the Coroner's decision, tells her to go easy on David, saying "This is no time to be angry!" Elizabeth tells her, "You sound like your Uncle Roger. He was exultant about the decision too." Carolyn remarks, "Why not? Isn't everybody?" David replies, "Not Mr. Devlin..."

Burke, furious at the decision, goes to the sheriff's office and demands to know "what sort of unbalanced reasoning the coroner could've used to come to such a decision." The sheriff replies, "He came to his decision using a simple study of the facts." Burke sarcastically remarks, "I bet one of them was them was fact that a decision of accidental death would take one of Collins family off the hook, and that the Collins family provides over half the jobs in this town..." The sheriff denies this, and tells Burke he'd better leave. Burke growls, "It not over! I've been fighting with gloves on until now, but I'm taking them off now!" and stomps out of the office.

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Episode 75
(TB 3/DISK 1/#5)

Tape Date: September 30, 1966
Air Date:
October 7, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I am no longer a stranger at Collinwood. Whether I want it or not, the people who live in this great mansion on Widows' Hill have become part of my life. And now I can only hope for the day when the tension around me will no longer exist.

Matthew is walking around the grounds. He finds Roger standing on Widow's Hill. Roger remarks on how nice the day is and how beautiful the ocean looks. He is in a very good mood.

Vicki walks down the stairs into the foyer. She is dressed in a coat and is obviously going to go out. She runs into Carolyn in the foyer. Carolyn asks, "Where are you going?" Vicki replies," To take a walk." Carolyn asks, "Can we talk first?" Carolyn tells Vicki that the coroner's verdict has come back: accidental death by drowning. Vicki asks, "Do you think that will satisfy Burke Devlin?"

Roger tells Matthew, "I don't care if Burke Devlin is satisfied with the decision or not". Matthew asks, "Is the coroner's decision final?" Roger asks, "What do you mean?" Matthew replies, "What if the sheriff doesn't agree with the coroner's decision? Would he continue coming up here bothering everybody?" Roger jokes, "What if he did, would you push him off a cliff like Bill Malloy?" Matthew exclaims, "Don't talk like that!" Roger asks why. Matthew replies, "If you joke like that about pushing people off cliffs, people might get the wrong idea about you." Roger tells Matthew the sheriff won't be up here investigating anymore.

Carolyn lends Vicki a scarf and asks her where she's going to go. Vicki replies, "I don't know yet. Maybe to the beach." Carolyn finally answers Vicki's question, "No, I don't think Burke Devlin will be satisfied with the decision. I was with him in his room when he heard about it. He was furious." Vicki asks Carolyn if she'd like to join her. Carolyn declines, saying she wants to talk to Roger. She recommends to Vicki that she go to lookout point, saying the view is beautiful there.

Vicki goes on her walk. She runs into Roger at Widow's Hill. He is playfully tossing rocks into the ocean. He jokes, "I'm tossing all my troubles into the sea." He takes a large stone, remarks, "This one is Burke Devlin", tosses it into the ocean and says, "Goodbye, Burke." Vicki asks, "How do you get to Lookout Point?" Roger asks, "Why do you want to know?" Vicki explains that Carolyn recommended the view there. Roger asks, "Don't you know that's where Bill Malloy died?" Vicki replies, "I thought they didn't know exactly where he died." Roger tells her, "That's one of the possible places."

Carolyn is talking to Joe Haskell on the phone. She tells him, "Why is everyone worrying about what Burke Devlin thinks? He can't do anything." Roger returns. Carolyn hugs him joyfully and tells him how happy she is about the coroner's report. He tells her he thinks it's great too, adding, "I can't believe that anyone believed it was homicide. Even worse, I can't believe that anyone for even a moment thought I had anything to do with it!" Carolyn remarks, "But there is something you have. Something valuable..."

Vicki is walking along the beach, bending over occasionally to pick up an interesting shell.

Carolyn reminds Roger about the fountain pen Burke had given her, reminding him that he had taken it on the night Bill Malloy died, saying he was going to give it to Burke Devlin. She tells him, "I talked to Burke, and he told me you never gave it to him. He told me you told him you were going to give it back to him at the office that night, but when you reached into your pocket, it wasn't there. I hope you haven't lost it." Roger tells her not to worry, that it's probably in the house somewhere and will turn up. Carolyn asks, "Did you go directly from the house to the office that night?" Roger replies that he did. Carolyn remarks, "Then you probably did lose it in the house."

Vicki sees something shiny on the beach. She bends down and picks it up. It is a shiny, filigreed silver fountain pen. It looks just like the one Burke gave Carolyn.

Carolyn and Roger are searching for the pen, turning over cushions in the drawing room, etc. Matthew Morgan comes in through the front door. Carolyn goes to him and asks, "Matthew, have you seen a silver fountain pen lying around?" He replies that he hasn't. When Carolyn comes back into the drawing room, Roger angrily asks, "Did you have to tell Matthew about the pen? I'd rather this stay between you and me!" Carolyn is puzzled about why he would be angry about this. Matthew, who's gone outside, comes back in and tells them, "Mr. Devlin's car has just pulled up the drive..." Roger remarks, "Well, that's then end of our happy day." He tells Matthew, "Better go get my sister." Matthew goes upstairs. There's a knock at the door.

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Episode 76
(TB 3/DISK 1/#6)

Tape Date: October 3, 1966
Air Date:
October 10, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The Collins family has owned Collinwood for more than 130 years, and the family still wants to keep it in spite of the terror they've known there.

Roger opens the door and Burke comes in. He tells Roger, "I'd like to see Mrs. Stoddard." Roger replies, "I don't know where she is." Burke replies, "Well, I know she must be around here somewhere. She hasn't left here in 18 years." Roger asks, "What do you want?" Burke replies, "I've come here for something I've waited 10 years for. I came for Collinwood!"

Roger, shocked, asks, "Do you think we'd just hand it over to you?" Burke replies, "Your sister may have no choice." Roger turns to Carolyn and tells her, "That Matthew is impossible. See if you can find your mother."

Carolyn opens the door to look for Elizabeth outside and runs into her coming in. She tells her that Burke Devlin is here and says he wants Collinwood. Elizabeth growls, "I'll take care of him!" and goes inside.

Inside the drawing room, Burke tells Roger, "You should've spent those five years in prison, not me!" Roger replies, "You have not one iota of proof of your accusations!" Burke retorts, "Bill Malloy found something. I'll find it too!" Elizabeth comes into the room. Burke tells her, "I want to buy Collinwood!" She asks, "Now why would you want to buy such a dreary place?" He replies, "Oh, I don't know. Maybe I want to start a dynasty. Maybe I just think the portrait Sam is painting of me would look good over the mantelpiece." Elizabeth tells him, "Well, it doesn't really matter why you want to buy it. Collinwood's not for sale." Burke asks, "Even if I were willing to pay more than it's worth?" Roger, an interested look suddenly appearing on his face, asks, "More than it's worth?"

Vicki returns and finds Carolyn standing in the foyer. Carolyn gestures toward the closed drawing room doors and tells "Don't go in there. Burke Devlin is in there." She adds, "Mother was right about him..."

Roger tells Elizabeth, "I think you should sell it if he's willing to offer more than it's worth." Elizabeth replies again that it's not for sale. Roger asks, "Why? You said just a moment ago that it was a dreary house. We could take the money and build another house." Elizabeth replies that it's part of the family history, that she's going to keep it so she can hand it down to David and hope he feels the same way about it. Roger asks Burke to leave the room so he can speak to Elizabeth alone.

Burke goes out into the foyer. Carolyn and Vicki argue with him, accusing him of trying to buy the house just out of spite.

Roger tries to argue Elizabeth into selling the house, but with no success. He remarks, "But it'd be worth it just to get Burke off our backs!" Elizabeth, "Why are you so afraid of Burke?" and refuses to sell. She opens the drawing room doors and announces, "Everyone come in here. I want everyone to hear what I have to say." Burke, Carolyn and Vicki come in. Elizabeth tells Burke, in a tone of finality, "Collinwood is not for sale!" Burke replies, "I just thought I'd come here to see if we could do this the easy way. I'm going to get Collinwood one way or another. Not just that, but I'm going to take over everything you own, the fleet, the cannery, everything!" Elizabeth remarks, "There's no way you can do that!" Burke replies, "On the contrary, you'll find there's nothing you can do to stop me!" Elizabeth tells Burke, "I'm tired of you coming here and trying to stir up trouble. You've been accusing us of using Collins money and influence against you. Up till now, that hasn't been true. But now, I'm going to start. If you want a fight, you'll get one. I'm going to hire the best lawyers money can buy. After I'm finished with you, you'll know you've been in a fight!" Burke replies, "Oh, I'm sure I will", in a tone of voice that seems to indicate that he looks forward to the upcoming battle. He turns to leave and starts out drawing room doors. Carolyn, who still seems attracted to him in spite of everything, runs up to him and asks, "Didn't forget to say something?" He asks, "What?" She replies, "Goodbye." He tells her, "Sorry. You're a Collins too." Carolyn runs to Elizabeth in tears. Burke turns to Vicki and asks, "And where do you stand?" Vicki gestures toward the Collins and says, "With them." Burke remarks, "Well, I hope you don't get your pretty little feet muddy." and leaves.

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Episode 77
(TB 3/DISK 1/#7)

Tape Date: October 4, 1966
Air Date:
October 11, 1966 Tuesday
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

My name is Victoria Winters. The battle over Collinwood has been joined. Either for or against. Yet it isn't always an easy decision. For some more difficult than for others.

It is sometime later. Elizabeth is the drawing room along. Carolyn comes in and tells her, "I've been doing a lot of thinking about Burke Devlin. When he introduced me to Blair, he told me that he was an old swindler who was in cahoots with him to defraud him of all his money. Of course, he said it in a way which made it sound like he was joking, but now, I'm not so sure..." She tells her mother she was ashamed she was ever attracted to Burke. Carolyn mentions that the last time she went to Burke's hotel room, she found David there. Elizabeth asks Carolyn to get David so she can straighten him out about Burke Devlin too.

Upstairs in David's room, Matthew is fixing one of David's drawers. David shows Matthew a photograph of Burke Devlin at his first oil strike. He tells Matthew Burke let him borrow it. Carolyn comes in and tells David Elizabeth wants to talk to him.

Elizabeth tells David, "Burke has declared war on the Collins family. He's not a friend David." David refuses to listen, saying "He IS a friend." Elizabeth tells him, "Friends don't come up here and threaten to take over the house, the fishing fleet, the cannery, everything we own. You can only be on one side, David. Either you're with me or against me." David replies that he's "for her".

Up in David's room, Carolyn is looking around David's desk, probably looking for the fountain pen Roger lost. As she is doing so, she finds the picture of Burke Devlin. Matthew asks, "Looking for something?" Carolyn replies, "A photo." Matthew asks, "One of Burke Devlin?" Carolyn lies, "No." Matthew remarks, "David had one. He said Mr. Devlin let him 'borrow' it." He asks her to talk to David about Devlin, saying, "Devlin's trying to harm Mrs. Stoddard." Carolyn replies, "More than that, he's trying to harm the whole family". She tells him about Burke's threat to take over everything the family owns.

Elizabeth asks David to promise her that he'll never see Burke Devlin again. David refuses, saying, "NO! He's the only friend I've got!"

David goes up to his room and finds Carolyn going through his drawers and asks, "Hey! What are you doing?" Carolyn shows her the picture of Burke and says, "You stole this, didn't you?" David denies this, saying he borrowed it. Carolyn asks, "Does he know you borrowed it?" David admits, "No.", but claims, "He'd want me to have it!" Carolyn exclaims, "Then you stole it, then. Let's see what else you've 'borrowed'!" and continues to go through his drawers. David exclaims, "You're just jealous because he gave it to me!" Carolyn retorts, "No I'm not. Anyway, he gave me a much more expensive present!"

Matthew comes downstairs and tells Elizabeth Carolyn and David are fighting upstairs. Elizabeth asks, "What about?" Matthew replies, "Burke Devlin. I think it's part of his plan. He's setting one member of the family against another. He gave Carolyn an expensive gift." Elizabeth asks, "What?", but Matthew replies, "I don't know." Matthew leaves the room. A few moments later, David and Carolyn come in. David complains, "She was going through my things! She took something of mine!" Elizabeth asks, "What?" David pauses, reluctant to say what, but finally says, "A picture of Burke." Elizabeth tells David, "I don't want to ever hear you mention that name again!" David leaves the room and starts up the stairs. When he is halfway up, he exclaims, defiantly but quietly so that Elizabeth cannot hear him from the drawing room, "BURKE DEVLIN! BURKE DEVLIN! BURKE DEVLIN!"

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Episode 78
(TB 3/DISK 1/#8)

Tape Date: October 5, 1966
Air Date:
October 12, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. In Collinwood, this great and gloomy house perched on Widows' Hill, life goes on as usual. And so does death, with the doubts and fears that accompany it, especially when it is a death that has not been fully explained.

It is nighttime. Roger, dressed in a bathrobe, telephones Sam Evans from the phone in the foyer. They make an appointment to meet at the Blue Whale. Roger warns Sam, "I don't want it to look like we planned to meet each other. We've got to make it look like an accidental meeting." Vicki comes down the stairs into the foyer. She remarks to Roger that she's going to the library to get a book to read. Roger remarks, "You do a lot of reading. You must be bored and have nothing else to do. I've promised to take you out sometime, but never have. Tell you what. We have this place called "The Blue Whale..." Vicki replies, "I know. I've been there." Roger, surprised, asks, "With who?" Vicki at first is reluctant to tell him, but finally says, "Burke Devlin." Roger asks, "Burke Devlin? Why did you go there with him?" Vicki replies, "He had a report on me. I wanted to know what was in it." Roger asks, "A report on you?" Vicki replies, "Yes, on what I was doing here at Collinwood. There wasn't anything in it I already didn't know."

At the Blue Whale, Sam is sitting at a table with Maggie. Joe Haskell comes in and sits down at the bar. Maggie sees that Joe looks rather downcast and remarks," There goes a sad sack if I ever saw one." She suggests to Sam that he go and invite Joe to join them. Sam does. Joe comes and sits down at their table. Asked what's wrong, Joe replies that he was stood up. Maggie remarks, "Don't worry about it. It happens in the best of families." Joe replies, "But this is THE family..." Maggie remarks, in and exaggerated voice, "you mean THE COLLINS'S OF COLLINSPORT !!" They all laugh. Joe leaves to make a phone call. Maggie remarks to Sam, "He's a nice guy", in a tone that indicates that she's attracted to him." Sam replies, "No, Maggie. You'll just get hurt..."

The phone rings at Collinwood. Vicki, now dressed to go out, answers it. Joe asks if Carolyn is there. Vicki replies that she isn't, that she left in her car a while ago. Joe asks Vicki if she know where Carolyn went. Vicki replies that she doesn't. Joe comes back to the table and tells them, "No luck." Maggie remarks, "Maybe you should try some new tactics." Joe replies, "Maybe I should try a new girl." Maggie's eyes light up. Joe asks, "Why don't we dance?" They dance.

Roger and Vicki come into the Blue Whale and sit down at another table. Sam sees them and, pretending to be surprised to see Roger there, remarks, "Oh, there's Roger Collins. There's something I've been wanting to talk to him about. Now's as good a time as any." He goes to Roger and Vicki's table and says he'd like to speak to Roger privately. Vicki tells Roger, "That's all right, I'll go talk to Joe and Maggie."

Roger asks Sam, "You wrote everything you know about the accident in that letter, didn't you?" Sam replies that he did. Roger tells it's dangerous to have a letter like that around and tells him that he should get it back and destroy it, saying, "What if something should happen to you and it fell into the wrong hands?" Sam replies, "That's exactly why I wrote it. To keep something from happening to me. If Bill Malloy had written a letter, he might still be alive", implying that he thinks Roger had something to do with Malloy's death in spite of the coroner's report.

Roger goes to the other table to get Vicki. He tells her, "Let's go. I have a headache. I hope I'm not interrupting anything." Vicki replies, "No, we were just talking." Roger, in a very bad mood because of his failure to get Sam to destroy the letter, sarcastically remarks, "about what?" He looks at Joe and says, " "The price of fish?", then looking at Maggie, "Or the price of hash?" Joe, furious, jumps up out of his seat and exclaims, "Now look, Mr. Collins, I don't mind so much that you insult me, but you can't insult Maggie like that!" Roger apologizes, saying, "I'm sorry. I have a headache. I didn't mean to say that.", but Joe remains angry.

Roger and Vicki return to Collinwood. Roger apologizes to Vicki about what happened at the Blue Whale then tells her, "We should go out more often." Vicki replies, "Maybe I'll have more time after your sister hires the housekeeper." Roger, who hasn't been told anything about this, asks, "Housekeeper?" Vicki explains, "Yes. She's thinking about hiring Bill Malloy's housekeeper Mrs. Johnson."

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Episode 79
(TB 3/DISK 1/#9)

Tape Date: October 6, 1966
Air Date:
October 13, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Sarah Johnson
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Even though the coroner has given an official opinion on the unexplained death of a man, the mystery of that death still creates dissension in our town. And not everyone agrees with the verdict.

Mrs. Johnson goes to Burke's hotel room, having been called by him and been asked to go there. She tells him she is shocked by the coroner's report that Bill Malloy's death was an accident. Burke warns her not to give any indication of that to anyone but him so that a certain person doesn't hear about it as it may cause her not to be hired at Collinwood. He tells her he has two goals. One, to take over Collinwood and everything else the Collins Family owns, and the second to avenge Bill Malloy's death. The phone rings. Burke answers it and listens for awhile. After he hangs up, he tells Mrs. Johnson that he's just been told that Roger Collins and Sam Evans were at the Blue Whale last night where they were arguing about something. They find this suspicious.

Sam and Maggie are at the diner. Sam asks Maggie if there's been much talk about Bill Malloy lately. Maggie replies that the talk has died down ever since the coroner's report came back that it was accidental death. Maggie remarks, "Why are you so worried about it?" Sam gets angry, claiming he isn't worried about anything.

Burke tells Mrs. Johnson, "What I'm interested in in everything Roger Collins does - everywhere he goes, every phone call he makes." They discuss the members of the Collins family. Burke tells her that the hiring of the governess, Vicki Winters, is very mysterious, that he checked into her background and could find no reason why Elizabeth would hire her from New York. Mrs. Johnson replies that she doesn't find that mysterious at all, that she thinks Elizabeth would prefer a stranger from far away who knows nothing about the Collins's rather than someone from town. Burke tells her, "Today it's Maggie's day to work at the diner. Her father usually has breakfast there on those days. I'm going to go down and try to find out what he and Roger were talking about!" Mrs. Johnson remarks, "I haven't had breakfast either." Burke warns her, "Remember, you and I don't like each other." Mrs. Johnson leaves. The phone rings. Burke answers. It's Blaire. Burke tells him, "I want you to get into position to buy the mortgage on Collinwood. I want to arrange it so that the Collins's are going to suddenly need a large sum of money soon."

Mrs. Johnson goes down to the diner, sits down at a table and orders "vegetable juice. Whole wheat toast and a cup of coffee." A few minutes later, Burke enters the diner too. He sits down at the counter next to Sam and orders a cup of coffee. He asks Sam, "Happy about the verdict that the coroner came up with?" Sam replies, "Yes. No one had anything to do with Bill Malloy's death. It was an accident." Hearing this, Mrs. Johnson suddenly comes up to the counter and exclaims, "Oh yes, someone did! And that person is sitting right here at the counter. BURKE DEVLIN!" She continues, "Oh, I don't say he pushed him off that cliff, but it was his coming back here and stirring up trouble that caused it!" Suddenly, David Collins, who's come into the diner, angrily shouts, "NO! THAT'S NOT TRUE! IT'S NOT BURKE'S FAULT!" Burke takes David out into the lobby and him what he's doing there. David tells him he came her to talk to him.

Inside the diner, Mrs. Johnson reiterates to Sam and Maggie that she doesn't like Burke Devlin because she blames his actions for Bill Malloy's death.

Up in Burke's room, David tells Burke, "Aunt Elizabeth said you were going to steal Collinwood from us. Is that true?" Burke replies, "No, Davey. I'm going to buy it. Remember, you yourself asked me if I could buy it so we could play there together all the time!" This seems to satisfy David. They talk about some other things. While they are talking, David wanders over to the dresser and puts the picture he "borrowed" when Burke isn't looking. He remarks," But Elizabeth is going to hire that mean old Mrs. Johnson to watch over me." Burke tells David, "Mrs. Johnson didn't really mean what she said in there. She's just very upset. She doesn't have anything to look forward to now that Mr. Malloy is dead." He adds, "And she's probably not hiring her to watch you. It's a big house and she just needs help with it." David shows Burke the photo and admits, "I 'borrowed' this, but Carolyn says I stole it." Burke replies, "Steal it?! You couldn't have stolen it. I meant for you to have this all along. You can't steal something that's yours" and gives the photo back to David.

Burke brings David back down to the diner. David apologizes to Mrs. Johnson.

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Episode 80
(TB 3/DISK 2/#1)

Tape Date: October 7, 1966
Air Date:
October 14, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The death of a friend of the Collins family has been written off as accidental. But in this great and gloomy house there is still one man searching for something. Something he fears might connect him to the death that is thought to have been accidental.

Roger is walking around the drawing room at Collinwood. He is muttering to himself, "Let's see, I took the pen from Carolyn that evening. Later, she came back down and I took it out of my pocket and offered to give it back to her, but she told me she didn't want it back and I put it back into my pocket..." Suddenly, he notices Vicki standing in the doorway looking at him. He nervously asks her, "Oh, you're probably wondering what I was doing." She replies, "Oh, I know what you were doing." Shocked at her answer, he asks, "What?" She jokes, "You were practicing a new dance!" Relieved, he tells her, "No. I was just trying to remember something, but it wasn't very important. Vicki asks, "I'm looking for David, Do you know where he is?" Roger replies, "I got a call that he was seen at the diner with Burke Devlin, but when I got there, he wasn't there any longer. I don't know where he is now." He asks, "Do you know anything more about my sister's plans to hire Mrs. Johnson as a housekeeper? I don't think I like the idea." Elizabeth, who's heard this from the foyer, comes in and says, sternly, "Roger, I'm the one who makes the decision on who works here, not you!" Vicki leaves. Roger asks, "What do you need a housekeeper for?" Elizabeth replies so that it's so she can have more time to be with David because she thinks it's important who he's influenced by. Roger, in a sarcastic tone, asks her, "If you're so careful about who David spends his time with, how come he was at the diner with Burke Devlin a few hours ago?"

Vicki goes up to her room. Carolyn comes in and tells her about her problems with Joe, saying that she missed her dinner date with him last night and he hasn't called him since. Vicki suggests that she call him.

Carolyn comes downstairs and runs into Roger in the foyer. Roger asks, "Are you sure you gave that pen back to me?" Carolyn replies, "Yes, it was the night Bill Malloy died. I wouldn't have forgotten it. Now you told me you went to the office after that, so if you didn't lose it in the house, you lost it somewhere on the way." Roger replies, "Hmm.. Somewhere on the way..."

Roger goes to lookout point, bends over and starts to look carefully at the beach...

Carolyn runs into Vicki's room and ecstatically tells her that she took her suggestion and called Joe and that they've patched everything up. Elizabeth comes in and tells Vicki she'd like to talk to Carolyn.

Vicki goes downstairs. There's a knock at the door. Vicki answers. It's Joe. Vicki tells him Carolyn will be down in a minute. He asks, "You haven't told her about seeing me with Maggie last night, have you? She might not understand." Vicki replies that she hasn't and assures him she won't. Elizabeth comes down. Seeing Joe, she tells him she'd like to talk to him privately. She takes him into the drawing room and closes the doors. Roger returns. He lies to Vicki, "I haven't been able to find David", implying that he's been out looking for him. He sees the closed drawing room doors and asks, "Is anyone in there?" Vicki replies that Elizabeth and Joe are. She hints to Roger that he shouldn't tell Carolyn about seeing Joe with Maggie last night.

Inside the drawing room, Elizabeth asks Joe, "What are your plans for the future?" Joe replies that he wants to buy his own boat and start working for himself. He adds, "Oh, no offense to you, Mrs. Stoddard. I'm not unhappy working for you. It's just that I'd prefer to be independent. Of course, I could continue doing work for you on a contract basis." Roger comes in. Elizabeth tells him, "I was just trying to persuade Joe to stay with us." She tells Joe that she thinks it would be better for him to stay with them, that now with Bill Malloy dead, he'll be promoted, that she thinks he can go farther faster that way than if he struck out on his own. She adds, "And with a better position, you'd be able to marry Carolyn." Roger, who doesn't seem to like the idea, remarks, "Maybe she doesn't want to marry him." This upsets Elizabeth and she tells him to leave the room and let her talk to Joe alone.

Roger goes out into the foyer. Carolyn comes down. Roger gestures toward the closed drawing room doors and tells her, "You don't want to go in there. Your mother is trying to bribe Joe Haskell into marrying you." She asks, "You're joking, aren't you?" He replies, "No.", then asks, "You can't be serious about marrying a fisherman, can you?" She asks, "What's wrong with that?" Roger maliciously replies, "Well, to a fisherman, there's more than one fish in the sea. He was with one of these other fish last night. I saw him dancing with Maggie Evans last night at the Blue Whale. You can ask Vicki. She was there too." and leaves.

Joe and Elizabeth come out into the foyer. Elizabeth says to Joe, "Too bad I couldn't convince you to take my offer." Joe replies, "I'll marry Carolyn, but on my own terms." Carolyn angrily tells Elizabeth, "I will not be bought and sold like a piece of meat!" She turns to Joe and says, "And you, you can take your precious independence and be independent without me!" and runs upstairs.

Carolyn goes into Vicki's room and angrily asks, "Why didn't you tell me you saw Joe with Maggie on a date last night?" Vicki explains that it's not what she thinks, that Joe and Maggie were not on a date, that Maggie was in there her father and Joe came in and that there wasn't anything romantic about their dance. Carolyn calms down and tells Vicki, "Mother offered Joe a wonderful opportunity for advancement but he turned it down. He still wants his own boat." In a disappointed voice, she adds "It would've meant we would've been able to marry me. I think I'll go down to Lookout Point and take a walk." Carolyn leaves. Vicki goes to her desk, sits down and picks up a fountain pen and tries to write on a piece of paper with it.

Joe tells Elizabeth, "I'm sure Carolyn will calm down" and leaves. Roger comes into the foyer. Elizabeth asks him to go upstairs and get Carolyn, saying she wants to talk to her.

Roger goes upstairs to look for Carolyn. He goes to Vicki's room and asks Vicki if she knows where she is. Vicki replies that she's gone to take a walk on Lookout Point. Roger replies, "Lookout Point? Isn't that where Bill Malloy died? Why go there?" Vicki replies him, "It's not always bad luck there." She hands him the pen and tells him, "Look what I found there the other day." Roger is shocked. It is the pen Burke gave Carolyn. He asks, "You found this at Lookout Point?" Vicki replies, "Yes. Pretty, isn't it. But it isn't good without any ink." She takes the pen and leaves the room, apparently to go to the study, where Carolyn told her in an earlier episode there was a big bottle of ink, to fill it.

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Episode 81
(TB 3/DISK 2/#2)

Tape Date: October 9, 1966
Air Date:
October 17, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Sarah Johnson

My name is Victoria Winters. For eighteen years most of this great house has been closed off. Eighteen years during which the servant staff has consisted of only one man. A man who's continued devotion to the Collins family has been the driving force of a narrow, lonely life.

Matthew Morgan goes into the Collinsport Inn diner for a cup of coffee. He notices Burke Devlin sitting at a table and sits down at it. Burke asks, "What do you want?" Matthew replies, "To talk to you." Burke remarks, "The last time you talked to me, you ended up with your big paws around my throat." Matthew apologizes for that, saying it was uncalled for, but Burke tells him, "I'd rather you sit at another table." Matthew, however, does not leave, but asks, "You have all the money you'll ever need. Why do you want Collinwood too?" He adds, "Mrs. Stoddard would never sell Collinwood." Burke replies, "Everything has a price." Matthew threats, "Collinwood will burn to the ground before you live in it!", but Burke merely replies, "It'll make a nice fire. I'd enjoy seeing it..." After Matthew leaves, Burke calls Mrs. Johnson to find how things are going. She tells him she's going to have an interview with Elizabeth today. Burke tells her to call him when it's over and tell him how it went.

Matthew returns to Collinwood and tells Elizabeth about running into Burke. She tells him, "I'd prefer it if you'd stay away from Devlin." She assures him, "I'll do my best to assure that Devlin doesn't hurt any of us."

Matthew is clipping the hedges. A taxi pulls up at Collinwood.

Elizabeth answers the door. It's Mrs. Johnson. Elizabeth takes her into the drawing room. During the interview, Elizabeth stresses that their privacy is important. Mrs. Johnson replies, "I'm no gossip, Mrs. Stoddard. In the 20 years I worked for Mr. Malloy, I never repeated a word he said in his house to a soul." After the interview, Elizabeth shows Mrs. Johnson the house, then tells her, "I'll call you when I've come to a decision." Seeing that Mrs. Johnson had come by taxi, she asks Matthew to drive her back into town.

Matthew drives Mrs. Johnson to the diner, where she had told him she wanted to have lunch. In the diner, Matthew voices some doubt about whether he likes her working for the Collins's. Mrs. Johnson, tells him, "Is it my loyalty you're worried about? Well, there's no need to worry about that. I'll be as loyal to them as Bill Malloy was." But after Matthew leaves, she calls Burke's room and tells him, "I've just been to Collinwood and I'd like to come up and see you."

Up in Burke's room, Burke asks, "So you've got the job?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Not yet. She said she'd think about it." Burke gets angry and asks, "What did you do to louse it up? It was all set up!" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Nothing! Mrs. Stoddard is just a woman who likes to think things over. Mr. Devlin, I don't like your tone of voice, and I don't think I like you!" Burke apologizes, saying he got overwrought because this is very important to him. He tells her, "Go back home and wait for Elizabeth's call. Me, I'll be going to take a walk to Lookout Point." Mrs. Johnson asks, "Lookout Point? Why?" Burke replies, "To look for clues, just as you'll be doing at Collinwood!"

Matthew returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth asks Matthew whether he thinks she should hire Mrs. Johnson. Her tone of voice makes it clear that she's ambivalent. Matthew replies, "I'm sure whatever decision you come to, it'll be for the best." Elizabeth thinks for a moment, then telephones Mrs. Johnson and tells her, "I've come to a decision, Mrs. Johnson. I want to start working for us as soon as it's convenient. Call when you're ready and I'll have Matthew come up and pick up you and your things." She hangs up and remarks, "Well, that's done. I hope I haven't made a mistake."

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Episode 82
(TB 3/DISK 2/#3)

Tape Date: October 10,1966
Air Date:
October 18,1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. In spite of the coroner's decision, a critical question is still being asked even in Collinwood. Was a man's death accidental? Or was he murdered? A question that continues to occupy the mind of a strange and troubled boy.

Vicki is trying to give David his math lessons in his room, but David is preoccupied staring into his crystal ball. Vicki remarks, "You won't see the answers in that." David replies, "I saw who see who killed Bill Malloy in there.." Vicki tells him, "No one killed Bill Malloy. It was an accident." David insists that Bill Malloy was murdered. Vicki remarks, "You're the only one who believes that!" David retorts, "How about Burke Devlin? He knows my father killed him and he's going to prove it!"

Burke Devlin walks into the diner and sees the sheriff in there sitting at a table reading a paperback book. Burke asks, "Interesting book?" The sheriff jokes, "It's a detective story. I guess you could call it educational - for me!" Burke sits down at his table. The sheriff asks, "What do you want?" Burke replies, "Oh, nothing. I just walked to Lookout Point and back and want to rest my feet." The sheriff asks, "Lookout Point? Why?" Burke replies, "Have you considered that maybe whoever killed Bill Malloy might have lost something there, that maybe he had something in his pocket and dropped it there? Something like a fountain pen?" The sheriff replies, "We searched Lookout point thoroughly and found nothing but half a dozen empty beer cans." Burke asks, "Did you search the beach below?" The sheriff replies that they didn't, explaining, "There was no need to. There was a high tide that night and no exposed beach." Burke theorizes, "Well, there was a heavy rain after that. Maybe it got dropped on Lookout Point and washed down afterwards!" The sheriff replies that that's unlikely. Burke exclaims, "But it's a possibility!, but the sheriff refuses to discuss the matter further, saying emphatically, "The case is closed!"

David tells Vicki he is almost finished with his problems. Vicki tells him his math is very poor and she has another set for him when he is finished. David exclaims, "What am I, a slave?" Curious, he asks, "Let me see them." He grabs the book where Vicki keeps his lesson to see. When he opens the book, a pen drops out onto the floor. He picks it up. It is the silver filigree pen. David remarks, "Cool!" and asks, "Where did you get it?" Vicki replies, "I found it."

Burke is still sitting at the sheriff's table. The sheriff, looking very irritated, remarks, "Interesting book I'm reading. It's about a policeman who tries to sit down for a quiet cup of coffee, but a man comes and keeps pestering him. Finally, the policeman gets sick of him and throws him out the window..." But Burke continues , "Roger Collins had a silver filigree fountain pen when he was home that night. He didn't have it when he got to the office! It just came to me this morning that that must mean he dropped it on his way to the office!" The sheriff nonchalantly replies, "Or at the house." Burke asks, "Aren't you going to ask him about it?" The sheriff replies, "No! The case is closed! I'm not going to reopen it just because of your harebrained theories about fountain pens!"

Vicki is correcting David's work and tells him, "No, David, 8 x 8 is 64, not 65." David replies, "Well, that's close." Vicki tells him, "In, math, close isn't good enough. You've got to be perfect!" David starts to admire her pen again. Roger comes in and sees them not working. He remarks, "Is this how you tutor my son, Miss Winters?" Vicki explains, "I was just showing David this pen I found. You know, I was thinking, maybe I should put an ad in the paper to see if anyone lost it." Roger quickly replies, "No, I don't think that'll be necessary. It probably fell off a passing pleasure craft and was washed ashore. Consider it a gift from the sea." The phone rings downstairs and Roger turns to leave - holding the pen - but as he gets to the door, David exclaims, "Father! Miss Winter's pen!" Roger replies, "Oh, yes.." and gives it back to her.

Roger answers the phone. It's Burke Devlin. Burke tells him he wants him to meet him at the diner in 10 minutes. Roger refuses, saying he doesn't want to talk to him. He tells Burke, "You can wait 10 hours if you want. I not coming to talk to you!" Burke insists, saying, "I want something of mine that you have." Roger asks, "What?" Burke replies, "My fountain pen!"

Roger meets Burke at the diner. Burke remarks, "Good time. Only 9 minutes and 28 seconds." He asks for his fountain pen. Roger replies, "I don't have it. I must have lost it." Burke bellows, "YOU LOST IT? WHERE?" Roger replies, "Calm down, Burke. It's only a fountain pen. I'll buy you another one." But Burke, not calming down, continues, "You know where I think you lost it, Roger, I think you lost it at Lookout Point. I think that 10:30 phone call of yours that night was to Bill Malloy, that you asked him to meet you at Lookout Point, that you dropped the pen when you met and killed him there!" Roger replies, "That's preposterous. The police searched the place. They found nothing!" Burke admits that there wasn't anything there, but confidently says, "Someone must have found it, someone who doesn't know what he has, but sooner or later, he'll realize what it means and everything will start tumbling down on your head!"

At Collinwood, David continues to admire the pen, saying, "It must be worth $1000 ! (About $6000 in 1995 money). Vicki replies, "It's valuable, but it can't be worth THAT much." Vicki, who's been correcting David's paper, tells him, "Better. Only two mistakes this time. You know, if you continue to do your lessons hard, maybe I'll give you that pen some day." Roger comes in and asks Vicki, "When you've finished with David's lessons, could you come down to the drawing room? I'd like to talk to you."

Vicki goes down to talk to Roger. He tells her, "That phone call I came down to answer. It was from Burke Devlin. He made another threat against us. Vicki, it's going to get dangerous around here. I really think it's best if you left before it did. That offer I gave you of a job with friends in Florida's still open..." But Vicki refuses, saying she'd prefer to stay at Collinwood. David comes into the room and excitedly tells Vicki, "Miss Winters! I have the answer!" While they're talking, Roger leaves the room and goes up the stairs.

David tells Vicki, "You found the pen at Lookout Point!" Vicki, surprised, asks, "How did you know?" David replies, "I looked in my crystal ball like you told me to. I saw it in there!" Vicki remarks, "Oh, it's probably a lucky guess!"

Roger goes into David's room, a sneaky look on his face. He takes Vicki's pen, which is lying on top of a book on the desk, puts it into his pocket and leaves.

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Episode 83
(Kinescope)
(TB 3/DISK 2/#4)

Tape Date: October 11,1966
Air Date:
October 19,1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Despite the surface calm that fills the Great House on Widows' Hill, the undercurrents of tension can still be felt. Tensions that seem to continually effect everyone who lives in Collinwood. Tensions that I seem unable to avoid.

Roger exits Collinwood by the front doors.

Vicki goes back upstairs and goes into David's room to get her pen on the desk but can't find it. David comes into his room. Vicki asks him if he's seen her pen. David tells her, "It was right there", pointing to a book, "I used it when I was looking in the crystal ball and left it right there." Vicki points out, "Well, it's not there now." They look around the room for it.

Outside, Roger moves a large rock about the size of loaf of bread, digs a hole, buries the pen, and puts the rock back over it.

Vicki and David have no success in finding the pen. David remarks, "Maybe the Widows took it." Vicki replies, "That's ridiculous. I think YOU took it. You have a habit of 'borrowing' things." David angrily denies taking it. They start to argue.

Roger comes back into Collinwood and hears the sound of arguing upstairs.

Vicki and David are arguing in the hallway outside David's room. Roger comes up and asks what's wrong. They tell him. He orders them to stop bickering. He asks David, "Did you take Miss Winters' pen?" David replies that he didn't. Roger tells Vicki, "If my son says he didn't take it, he didn't take it. His word is good enough for me, it should be good enough for you." Vicki is shocked.

Maggie is reading the newspaper at the diner, there being no customers at the moment. Joe Haskell comes in and starts talking to her about his problems with Carolyn.

Later, Roger summons Vicki to the drawing room. He apologizes to her for what he said to her earlier, saying he hopes she didn't take it wrong. She tells him, "Yes, I did find it strange that David steals my property and you would get angry with ME!" He tells her he had a reason for it. He asks, "You do want to get closet to David, don't you?" She replies that she would. He continues, "Well, I didn't think it would be good for you to accuse him of stealing if you wanted to get closer to him. Anyway, after all that fuss, David will insist he didn't take the pen and make sure the it never shows up again. I'll buy you another pen." Vicki, shocked at Roger's reasoning, gasps, "It's not that, it's the principle...", but Roger continues, "Now, I think it would be better if you never mentioned this again, to anyone."

At the diner, Maggie and Joe continue to talk. Maggie gives her opinion of Elizabeth, "You can call her eccentric if you want, but I think she's off her rocker locking herself in Collinwood for 18 years. I was up there a little while ago, and I got the creeps just being in the entrance hall and the sitting room." Joe remarks, "That's nothing. Most of the ghosts live in the closed up part of the house." A customer comes in. Joe remarks, "Well, I see you've got a customer. Me, I've got to get back to work." Maggie invites him to come have dinner with her and her father at the cottage tonight. Joe replies, "Love to, but I don't know if I'll be free tonight." Maggie tells him to drop by if he is.

Roger goes to David's room. He gives him a fountain pen, an ordinary black one. David asks, "What's this for?" Roger explains, "I'd like to keep the peace between you and Miss Winters. Sometimes adults get angry and say things they don't really mean. I'm sure Miss Winters didn't really mean to accuse you of stealing her pen. I want to keep the peace between you and her. Keep this pen. Forget the other one and never talk about it again." David protests, "But Miss Winters will, she'll keep saying I stole it!" Roger assures him, "No she won't. I've spoken to her about it and she's promised never to mention it again." David angrily remarks, "I'll get even with her!" Roger tells him sternly, "No, David, there's nothing to get even for." and leaves.

It is night. Vicki is looking out the drawing room window. It is a stormy night outside. David comes into the room and asks, "Is my father at home?" Vicki replies that he isn't. David suddenly runs from the room and up the stairs. Puzzled, Vicki shouts, "David!" and gives chase, but when she gets to the foyer, there's a knock at the door. She answers. It's Joe Haskell. She remarks, "Oh, Joe. It's good to see you. It's creepy being here with only David for company!" Joe asks if she knows where Carolyn is. Vicki replies that she doesn't, but that she thinks she'll be back soon and asks him to stay and wait for her. Joe, somewhat angry, replies, "Sorry, I can't. I've got to go home so I can shave and change my clothes. I've got a dinner date!" and leaves.

Upstairs in his room, David is looking moodily out his window. He vows, "I'll get even with her!"

Vicki goes upstairs. David, hearing her, comes out of his room into the hallway. He asks, "Who was that?" She replies, "Joe." He asks, "Is he still down there?" She tells him he isn't. He tells her, "I lied to you before. I did steal your pen. You want it back?" She asks "Where is it?. David replies, "In there", pointing to the door at the end of the hallway.

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Episode 84
(TB 3/DISK 2/#5)

Tape Date: October 12,1966
Air Date: October 20,1966 Thursday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The last rays of sunlight are fading behind the Great House on Widows' Hill and one can almost feel the ghosts of the dead past stirring to life. Once again making the legends that surround the hidden corners of this odd mansion seem much too real.

David continues," I'll get it for you if you come with me." Vicki looks at the door and remarks, "That's the closed off part of the house. I thought no one could get in there." David pulls a key of his pocket and replies, "I can!"

David leads Vicki into the unused part of the house. Vicki hears a noise and is frightened. David nonchalantly remarks, "Oh, don't worry. That's nothing but a mouse." Another noise, this time a whistling one, frightens Vicki. This time, David tells her, "That's just caused by the wind." After a while, Vicki starts to wonder why the trip is taking so long - the house is big, but not THIS big. She asks, "We've been walking for over 10 minutes. It can't be THAT far away." David replies, "It isn't. I've been taking you in circles. I don't want you to know how to get there by yourself. It's my secret place." Vicki asks, "Secret place?" "Yes,", David explains, "I come here whenever I want to be alone. No one can find me here." Finally, they come to a locked door. David takes out his keys and opens it. They go in. David explains, "This is my secret place. No one else knows about it, not even Matthew." The room full of old furniture covered by cobwebs. David lights a candle. He shows Vicki his "stash", a box full of canned food and a can opener. He remarks, "I have something to eat whenever my friends come to visit me." Vicki, puzzled, asks, "I thought you said no one else ever comes here." David replies, "They don't, but the ghosts do."

Carolyn finally returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth comes down the stairs, dressed in a bathrobe. She asks Carolyn if she's seen David, saying she's looked all over for him and can't find him. Carolyn, concerned with other things, apologizes to Elizabeth for what she said earlier. Elizabeth replies that no apology is needed, that she thought about it and realized that she, Carolyn, was right, that she offered Joe the promotion only so he would marry her, that she was, in effect, trying to sell her. She adds that Joe's independence is one of his best traits, that the founders of the Collins family would have liked him. Elizabeth tells Carolyn she'll go up and ask Vicki if she's seen David.

Elizabeth comes down and tells Carolyn that Vicki isn't in her room either. Carolyn tells Elizabeth she's called Joe and everything between them is OK now. She joyfully exclaims, "EVERYTHING is OK now, even David!" She assures Elizabeth, "Don't worry about David and Vicki. They probably just went out for a walk."

Inside David's "secret hideaway", David starts shouting, "HELP! HELP!" Vicki asks him what he's doing. He replies, "Just showing you how no one can hear you from here." Vicki tells David, "I'd like to go back now.", but instead of taking her back, David tells her a story about a girl who is locked in a room, dies and when found is a skeleton. Vicki asks, "Are you trying to scare me?" David sarcastically replies, "Why would I want to do that? Because you accused me of stealing your pen?" Vicki demands, "Come on, just give me back my pen and let's go!" David replies, "OK, I'll give you back your stupid old pen - if I can find it." He pretends to look for it.

Downstairs, there's a knock at the door. Carolyn answers. It's Joe. Carolyn explains her absence to him, saying, "I was outside walking off my idiotic mood." Joe replies, "That's what Vicki said." Elizabeth asks, "Vicki? When did you see Vicki?" Joe explains, "About an hour ago. She said something about it being spooky here with only David for company." Carolyn takes Joe's arm and tells him she'd like to talk to him alone in the drawing room.

David tells Vicki, "I can't seem to find it!" Vicki tells him, "Forget about the pen. I want to leave!" She runs to the door and tries to open it, but finds that it's locked. David tells her, "Oh, I always lock the door when I come here. If you want to leave, let's go." He goes and unlocks the door and they both start out the door. David looks back and says, "Oh, could you go and put out the candle. I forgot to. Wouldn't want to burn the whole house down." Vicki goes to put out the candle, but suddenly, David runs out of the room and shuts and locks the door behind him. Vicki runs to the door and tries to open it, but finds that she's too late. It's already locked. She starts to bang on the door and yell. David shouts back, "Bang all you want! No one can hear you! I hope you're locked in here forever!"

David comes out of the door at the end of the hallway, locks it, and goes back into his room.

In the drawing room, Carolyn apologizes to Joe, saying his independent spirit is something her ancestors would have like. She keeps talking, and talking. Finally, Joe manages to get her to shut up and listen to what he came here to tell her. He tells her he came to tell her he can't take her out tonight, that he's made other plans. Carolyn asks, "Can't you cancel them?" Joe replies, "No. It's too late. I'm ten minutes late already. She wouldn't understand.." Carolyn explodes, "SHE??? Joe Haskell, sailor with a girl in every port. Well, go on. Go to your other girl!" Joe tries to explain, but Carolyn is too angry to listen and tells him, "Just do me a favor, Joe. Get out of here." Joe tries to tell her, "I'm just going to have dinner, not get married." Carolyn shouts back, "Not to me you aren't! You'll never marry me!" Joe shouts back, "Good. This might be the best thing that ever happened to me!" and leaves. Carolyn runs up the stairs. As she is going up, she has to run around David, who's coming down. She shouts to him, "Get out of my way! Why are you always getting in the way?" and runs up to her room in tears.

Elizabeth asks David where he's been. David lies, "I was taking a walk outside. I came in the back way. I'm just coming down to get a glass of milk." Elizabeth asks, "Do you know where Miss Winters is?" David nonchalantly replies, "No. Think I'll have a piece of pie, too. I'm starved!" and runs into the door under the stairs.

Inside David's "secret hideaway", Vicki bangs on the door and cries, "David, let me out of here, please..."

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Episode 85
(TB 3/DISK 2/#6)

Tape Date: October 13,1966
Air Date: October 21,1966 Friday
Writer:
Art Wallace
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Frank Schofield as The Ghost of Bill Malloy
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. There are sections of Collinwood that have been closed off for more than fifty years. Dusty rooms and dark, haunted corridors. Rooms that no one ever sees. No one but a tormented boy. A boy that has taught me that a secret hiding place can be more than just a child's playroom. It can also be a prison.

Vicki relights the candle. She screams, "HELP! MRS. STODDARD, CAROLYN, HELP ME!", but as David demonstrated, no one hears her.

Carolyn comes downstairs. Elizabeth remarks, "I'm worried about Vicki." Carolyn asks Elizabeth if she knows where her raincoat is. Elizabeth replies, "It's in my room. One of the buttons was loose. I sewed it back on. Why? Is Joe coming back to get you?" Carolyn replies, "Joe? Who's he? I'm just going out to have some fun." Carolyn complains about how Joe had let her apologize, then told her he was busy tonight because he had a date with another girl. Elizabeth points out that she herself had had a date with Burke Devlin and is being hypocritical if she minds Joe having dinner with another girl for one night. Carolyn gets angry and replies, "Maybe I'll go see Burke again tonight!" and stomps out of the room.

Sam goes into the Blue Whale. Burke Devlin is in there drinking. Burke calls out to Sam to join him, but Sam apparently does not hear and goes to the phone booth. There, he calls Maggie and tells him he'll be home in an hour. Maggie tells him she's invited Joe to dinner. Sam, worried, asks her, "Think that's wise?" After Sam hangs up, Burke comes up to him and asks, "What's a matter? Forgotten me?" and invites him to his table. Sam at first refuses, saying he doesn't want to discuss Bill Malloy anymore, but Burke promises him, "I won't mention Bill Malloy. I only want someone to sit and drink with me!"

Carolyn comes back downstairs, dressed in her raincoat ready to go out. Elizabeth begs her, "Don't go..". Carolyn replies, "I'm only going to a movie." Elizabeth asks, "I thought you said you were going to see Burke Devlin." Carolyn explains, "No, I only said that in anger. I wouldn't go and see someone who's declared war on the family." Elizabeth asks, "What about Vicki? I'm worried about her." Carolyn replies, "Don't worry. She probably just went out on a walk. Anyway, tonight, I'm not going to worry about anyone but myself."

Vicki looks around the room and finds that there's no way out. She collapses on the bed in despair.

Sam and Burke are by now both very drunk. They start talking about ghosts at Collinwood. Burke is skeptical about them. Sam replies that he's sure they exist. Burke asks how. Sam replies, "I'm an artist! I can feel them!" They have another drink. Burke points to an empty chair and remarks, "Too bad Bill Malloy isn't sitting there drinking with us!" Sam pretends to be angry and says, "Hey, you promised not to mention Bill Malloy!" Burke feigns a guilty look, covers his lips like a kid, and replies, "Oh, sorry! Sam remarks, "In all seriousness, I do wish Bill Malloy could be there drinking with us." Burke jokes, "How do you know he isn't? Maybe his ghost is here right now." He asks Sam, "You DO believe Bill was murdered, don't you?" Sam replies that he does. Burke explains, "Then that means that his ghost would be roaming the world trying to find his killer!" Sam raises his glass, says, "To Bill Malloy!" sings, "What do you do with a drunken sailor, what do you do with a drunken sailor, what do you do with a drunken sailor ear-ly in the morning!" They drink. Sam remarks, "That was Bill's favorite song." Burke replies, "I know. He used to sing it all day when I worked with him on his boat." They both sing it. Carolyn comes into the bar. Burke sees Carolyn, goes to her, takes her arm and pulls her to the table. Carolyn laughs, "You're potted!" Burke asks Carolyn, "What would you like to eat?" Sam suddenly bolts upright and exclaims, "EAT!? OH, NO, I LATE FOR DINNER AND MAGGIE'S GOT A YOUNG MAN OVER FOR DINNER!" He looks over at Carolyn and realizes that maybe he shouldn't have said this. Carolyn remarks, "I know. It's Joe Haskell, isn't it?" Sam does not reply and leaves. Burke asks," Jealous about Joe Haskell?" Carolyn lies, "Of course not! Why should I be?" Burke replies, "That's a good question. Another good question is what are we going to do tonight?" Carolyn replies seductively, "That's entirely up to you..."

Vicki is still lying on the bed, apparently asleep. Suddenly, the room fills with a voice singing, "What do you do with a drunken sailor..." A ghost appears. It's Bill Malloy. He shouts at Vicki, "Wake up! You're losing time!" Vicki wakes up. Bill Malloy warns her, "Get away before you're killed! Get away before you're killed!" then turns toward the door and fades away. Vicki shakes her head and mutters, "I must've been dreaming!." She goes to the door and bangs on it again, calling for help, but, as before, receives no reply. When she turns back, she notices that the spot where she thought she saw the ghost of Bill Malloy is covered with water and seaweed. She screams, "Oh no! NO!"

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Episode 86
(TB 3/DISK 2/#7)

Tape Date: October 14,1966
Air Date:
October 24,1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I live in Collinwood but the part of the mansion that I'm in at the moment is a strange one. One that has been closed off for many years; it's never used, never visited.

It is now raining very hard. David comes downstairs. Elizabeth asks him, "Have you seen Miss Winters?" David replies, "No." She asks, "Do you know where she is?" David replies, "I don't know. I don't care if I never see her again!" Roger walks into the foyer and asks, "What's going on here?" Elizabeth explains that she can't find Vicki.

Vicki continues to bang on the door, begging to be let out.

Elizabeth asks David when the last time he saw Vicki was. David replies that he doesn't remember. Elizabeth tells him to go up and get ready for bed. David goes up the stairs. As soon as he is out of earshot, he mumbles "They'll NEVER find Miss Winters!"

Burke takes Carolyn up to his room. Carolyn remarks, "I don't remember when I've had such a wonderful evening!" Burke pours a couple of drinks, then pretends to be cautious and remarks, "Oh, how do I know you're old enough? Do you have ID?" Carolyn seductively replies, "There's other ways to find out if a girl is old enough..." Burke gives her the drink and toasts, "To us!" They drink. Burke turns the radio on to get some music. At first he gets an emergency new report reporting that highway 202 is closed, but highways 1a and 9 are still open. He fiddles with the knob and finally finds some romantic music. Carolyn remarks, "Well, with the storm so bad I guess I'd better stay here for awhile..."

At Collinwood, Roger finds David, dressed in his pajamas, in the drawing room playing with his crystal ball and asks him, "I thought your Aunt Elizabeth told you to go to bed." David replies, "No, she only told me to get ready for bed." Roger replies, "You're mincing words. What are you doing with that toy there?" David angrily replies, "It's no toy! I'm trying to see who killed Bill Malloy." Roger, irritated, tells him, "One last time. No one killed Bill Malloy. It was an accident." He asks, "Why don't you put that crystal ball to good use and use it to find out where Miss Winters is?" David replies, "I already have, but it only clouds up when I do."

Vicki hears a noise outside the door and, thinking it's David, shouts, "David! I know you're out there! I heard you! Please let me out! I promise not to tell anyone about this if you do!" but receives no reply.

Burke tells Carolyn, "You haven't lived until you've seen Rio during Carnival!" Carolyn asks, "It must be like heaven.." Burke jokes, "No, not exactly. There are a lot of un-heavenly things going on, if you know what I mean!" Carolyn suddenly asks, "Burke, have you ever been in love?" Burke's demeanor turns sad and he replies, "Yes. Once."

While Roger and David are talking, Elizabeth comes down the stairs holding a key. She asks David, "Where did you get this, David?" David lies, "I've never seen it before!" Elizabeth tells him, "I went to your room to see if you were asleep yet and found it on the desk. How did it get there?" David replies, "Uh, maybe the Widows put it there..." Elizabeth says sternly, "Don't lie, David I know what this key opens and so do you. It's to the closed off part of the house." Roger asks, "Liz, I thought you had the only key that opened that door." Elizabeth replies, "No, there are duplicates. They all have tops like this, that's how I know what this key is to." She remarks, "I think I'll go and try this on the door and see if I'm right" and starts up the stairs. David suddenly exclaims, "Now I remember! I found that key a long time ago, put it on my desk and forgot about it!" Elizabeth stops and says, "Now that you've explained, I guess I'll just put it where it belongs with the rest of the keys." After she leaves, Roger remarks, "Well, she believed you. Why don't you look in that crystal ball and see if I believe you!"

Burke Devlin is telling Carolyn what sounds like a tall tale about some adventures he had on an island alone with a native girl, the daughter of an important chief. Burke describes the girl as blonde haired. Carolyn points out the inconsistency, saying, "I thought you said she was a native girl!" Burke replies, jokingly, "She was! She was a blond haired native girl!" Carolyn asks, "What happened?" Burke replies, "Nothing. The chiefs wouldn't like it. She went home." Carolyn asks, "I thought you said you two were alone on an island." Burke replies, "She swam home. She was a strong swimmer." Carolyn looks at her watch and remarks, "Oh, I think I'd better go home." She tells him, "This is the most wonderful evening I've ever had in my whole life!" He asks, "Will there be more?" She replies, "Yes." He asks her if she'd like a ride home, pointing out that the weather is quite bad. She replies, "No. The chiefs wouldn't like that. Anyway, it's not necessary. I'm a strong swimmer." She leaves. Burke mumbles, "Miss Carolyn Collins Stoddard, you'd better be a good swimmer, because soon you'll be in a whirlpool with nowhere to go but down!"

Roger, alone in the drawing room, pours himself a drink and toasts, "To Miss Victoria Winters, wherever you are!"

Vicki gets an idea. She looks through the old-fashioned keyhole and finds that David has left the key on the other side. She takes a piece of paper lying on one of tables and slides part of it under the door so that it sticks out on the other side. She then takes a hairpin from her hair and pushes the key out of the keyhole. Her aim is good. It lands right on the middle of the part of the paper sticking outside. She starts to gently pull the paper back inside. Unfortunately, the old-fashioned key is very thick, thicker that the space under the door. When Vicki pulls the paper in, the key is not on it. Vicki pounds the door in frustration.

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Episode 87
(TB 3/DISK 2/#8)

Tape Date: October 16,1966
Air Date:
October 25,1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood is a mansion with over 80 rooms but most of them have been closed-off for years. And their only visitors have been ghosts and specters that locked doors cannot keep out or in. As I have been kept a prisoner by the treachery of a small boy who has told no one where I am. Time has seemed endless and all I can do is sit and wonder if anyone will ever come to my rescue.

It is 1:00 in the morning. Roger is in the drawing room with Carolyn, who has just come home. Roger asks, "Where have you been? You're mother's been worried about you. She's was almost ready to get a posse to go look for you. You're almost as good at hiding as Vicki." Carolyn asks what he means. Roger explains that Vicki's been missing for several hours now. He asks, "Could she be at the Evan's Cottage again?" Carolyn answers, "No, that's one place she couldn't possibly be tonight. Maggie's entertaining another guest, a certain ex-friend of mine." Roger asks, "Ex-friend? Who?" Carolyn replies, "Joe Haskell!"

Maggie and Joe are sitting together on the couch having coffee. Joe is telling Maggie about an "adventure" he once had when the boat he was working was lost at sea during a violent storm and didn't get back till the storm broke the next day. They start to talk about boats. Joe is surprised at Maggie's knowledge of boats, saying Carolyn used to fall asleep when he started to talk about boats. Joe jokingly tells Maggie he'll test her knowledge of boats and asks her, "OK, describe the rigging of a schooner." Maggie surprises him by describing it in detail. She asks him, "Do I pass? Am I right?" Joe scratches his head and laughs, "I don't know. I'd have to look it up!" Joe talks about his desire to buy his own boat and go into business for himself. Maggie tells him, "Too bad. About ten years ago, my father sold a whole bunch of paintings for $15,000 (75,000 today), but he blew it all. If he hadn't, we'd be able to form a partnership!" Maggie pours some drinks. Joe takes one and remarks, "Now this raises a question." Maggie asks, "What?" Joe starts to sing, "What do you do with a drunken sailor...."

Roger pours himself a drink. Carolyn admits she was with Burke Devlin tonight, saying, "Please don't tell Mother about it!" Roger reprimands her for being with a man who has vowed to destroy the family. Carolyn defends herself by saying it wasn't planned, that he was drinking at the Blue Whale and she ran into him there. She adds, "That's how I'm sure Vicki hadn't been with him tonight. He asked me why Vicki wasn't with me."

A clock at the Evans Cottage shows 2:15. Joe thanks Maggie for dinner and tells her he'd better be leaving because it's late. He leaves.

Roger is now alone in the drawing room, Carolyn having gone up to bed. Roger paces around of awhile as if thinking, then shuts all the lights as if preparing to go to bed. But instead of doing so, he goes to the table to the left of the door, and takes a flashlight out of a drawer. He goes to the cabinet to the right of the fireplace and pushes a secret button on it. A secret panel to the right of the cabinet opens. Roger goes in, closing the secret panel behind him. Carolyn comes back down and goes into the drawing room to look for Roger, but finds it empty...

Roger goes through some secret passages and ends up in the unused part of the house. After walking around for a long time, he finally ends up near the room where Vicki is. Vicki hears a noise outside and calls out, "David? Is that you?" Roger hears her but says nothing. He sees the key on the floor by the door, bends down and picks it up. Vicki, hearing noises, asks, "Who is it?" Roger again does not answer. He knocks something over, then picks up an old walking stick and bangs it on the door several times. He then takes out a handkerchief, puts it to his mouth, and speaking through it in a ghostly voice, says, "Vicki Winters! Leave Collinwood! You are in danger here! Go home! Go home!" He waits a little while, then unlocks the door and goes in and exclaims, "Vicki! Thank God!. Vicki runs into his arms and cries, "It was David! You were right. He's a monster! He locked me in here! He lured me here by admitting to me he had stolen my pen and telling me it was in here, then he locked me in and left!" She adds, "And that's not all. There ARE ghosts here at Collinwood. I saw one!" Roger asks, "You SAW a ghost?" Vicki replies, "Yes. It was tall and shimmering, all covered with water and seaweed!" Roger asks, "Did you happen to recognize who it was?" Vicki replies, "Yes! It was Bill Malloy!"

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Episode 88
(TB 3/DISK 2/#9)

Tape Date: October 17,1966
Air Date:
October 26,1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood has a reputation for ghosts and specters and the unseen Widows who weep for their men missing at sea. I had always scoffed at these ghost stories until last night.

It is morning. Vicki is in the drawing room with Carolyn. Carolyn is sitting on the couch, drinking a cup of coffee, but Vicki is pacing about nervously. Carolyn asks, "Are you sure you saw a ghost, Vicki?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I find it hard to believe myself, but I saw the ghost of Bill Malloy!" Elizabeth, who has just come into the room and heard the last sentence, is shocked and asks, "What did you say, Vicki?" Vicki repeats, "I saw the ghost of Bill Malloy!" Elizabeth exclaims, "Nonsense!" She remarks, "Roger told me about David locking you up as a prank, but he didn't say anything about a ghost!" Vicki exclaims, "It was no prank! I think he was trying to kill me! I think it would be best if I left Collinwood!" Elizabeth begs, "I don't think you should make that decision hastily." Vicki replies, "I'm not being hasty. I thought about it all the time I was locked in that room. I think I should leave." Roger, who has just entered the room, remarks, "I agree." Elizabeth asks Carolyn and Vicki to leave so she can talk to Roger. Carolyn and Vicki leave.

Elizabeth asks Roger, "Why do you want Vicki to leave?" Roger replies, "I think it would be in her best interests." Elizabeth asks Roger how knew where to find Vicki. Roger replies that it was something David had said earlier. Elizabeth asks, "Why did you wait so long?" Roger explains, "It took me awhile to put two and two together." Elizabeth asks how he got into the unused part of the house without a key to the door. Roger lies that the door was unlocked. He tells her that David had later told him it was an accident, that he and Vicki had found the door to the unused part of the house unlocked and gone exploring, that they were exploring in the room, that after awhile, David, not seeing Vicki, had assumed she had gone ahead and left, locking the door behind him. Elizabeth remarks, "Lately, there have been too many accidents here at Collinwood..."

Vicki is in her room. There's a knock at the door. It's Carolyn. Carolyn comes in and tells Vicki, "You can't leave Collinwood! What about what you said you came here for?" Vicki replies, "I haven't seen anything that sheds any light on my past." She complains, "I was missing for hours! Didn't anyone even notice?" Carolyn apologizes, saying, "I would have, but I was out for the evening." She tells Vicki it was Joe's fault she was angry and was out for the evening, in essence blaming Joe for everything. She tells her she found out Joe was having dinner with Maggie Evans. She tells about running into Burke Devlin at the Blue Whale. She begs Vicki to stay, saying, "We might not be the most demonstrative family in the world, but we all care for you." Vicki remarks, "Not David..." Carolyn says, "You must hate him." Vicki replies, "No, I feel sorry for him."

Elizabeth and Roger discuss Vicki's claim that she saw the ghost of Bill Malloy. Roger remarks, "There might be a way we could satisfy ourselves about that." Elizabeth asks Roger, "Have you ever, since you were a child, ever seen a ghost here?" Roger replies, "No, not actually seen one, but I've often felt things. Now be honest. You have too, haven't you?" Elizabeth doesn't answer, pausing in a way that indicates that she has. She asks, "You said there was a way we could satisfy ourselves. What did you mean?" Roger explains, "We could go back to that room and see if there's any evidence of what Miss Winters claims to have seen."

Carolyn begs Vicki, "Don't leave! I need your good advice about Burke Devlin!" Vicki remarks, "What good is my advice doing? You went and saw him tonight anyway." Carolyn says, "But nothing happened." She adds, "Not that I was responsible for that. He was. He'd been drinking pretty heavily. It looks like he was drinking to celebrate something." Vicki wonders, "I wonder what he could've been celebrating."

Roger and Elizabeth go into the unused part of the house by the door at the end of the bedroom hallway. They go to the room where Vicki had been locked and start to look around. Elizabeth finds David's drawings and other things on the table and exclaims, "David lied! He's been here before. You know what this means. He locked Vicki in here deliberately! He must be a psychopath!" Roger agrees, adding, "That's why I think Miss Winters should leave. For he own safety." He adds, "Well, we've found no evidence of a ghost. I didn't see any when I was in here earlier, either." Elizabeth exclaims, "Then you must not have been looking very carefully. Look at this!" She points to some seaweed on the floor. She picks some up and exclaims, "It's still wet! Just like Vicki said!"

Elizabeth and Roger come back out and return to the drawing room. Roger asks, "What does this mean?" Elizabeth replies, "I think it's the evidence we were meant to see." Roger asks, "By whom?" Elizabeth doesn't answer. Roger, knowing she's thinking "Bill Malloy", protests, "But he's dead!" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, but I've heard that ghosts wander around restlessly when there's a wrong to be righted..." Carolyn and Vicki come into the room. Carolyn asks, "Mother! You've got to convince Vicki not to leave!" Elizabeth replies, "Vicki, I don't want you to leave. I'd be much happier if you decided to stay, but the decision is up to you." Vicki surprises everyone by replying, "No it isn't. It'll be up to David." Carolyn asks, "David?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I've got to talk to him first. He hates me more that I ever thought possible. I've got to find out why."

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Episode 89
(TB 3/DISK 3/#1)

Tape Date: October 18,1966
Air Date:
October 27,1966 Thursday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
John Baragrey as James Blair
Herb Holcombe as Adam Bilodeau
Leo Marrell as Zeb Cartwright
George Mathews as Amos Fitch

My name is Victoria Winters. For more than 130 years the foreboding mansion of Collinwood has stood on the top of Widows' Hill like a giant headstone, marking the watery graves of fishermen who have perished in the sea below. It is a monument to one man: Jeremiah Collins and his dreams. But when men dream, spoilers always seem to lurk nearby ready to destroy their dream, turning them into nightmares. Even in a small, family town like Collinsport.

Burke Devlin and James Blair are in Burke's hotel room. Burke is looking at some listings of the prices of some real estate he's planning on buying. Blair tells him, "Your bid on the Logansport cannery is in."

At Collinwood, Roger and Elizabeth are in the drawing room. Roger tells Elizabeth, "I think Miss Winters should leave. She's having dangerous delusions, like thinking she saw Bill Malloy's ghost. I think she's a danger to David." Elizabeth replies, "I think it's the other way around." The phone rings. Elizabeth answers. Talking to the caller, she says, "Garner? You just heard what?! He did?! How much did he offer?... Of course I'm going to do something about it!... How much money do I need... That much?" After she hangs up, she tells Roger, "Burke Devlin's just put in a bid for the Logansport cannery. He plans to go into competition against us. We have 10 days to do something about it."

Blair warns Burke, "She'll fight you, you know." Burke replies, "With what? A daughter and nephew who come running to me at every opportunity? A weakling brother who can't be depended upon?" Blair replies, "With loyal people. Her people are absolutely loyal to her. That's why Collinsport is a success and Logansport is for sale" Burke counters, "I'll buy them. Everyone has a price. Everyone's for sale." The phone rings. Burke answers and talks for a few seconds. After he finishes and hangs up, he tells Blair, "See. Money talks. You'll see, Blair. I've got a few tricks up my sleeve." He goes into the kitchen and returns with a couple of bottles of liquor. A few seconds later, there's a knock at the door. Burke opens it. Four middle-aged men come in. Burke says hello to them, referring to them as "Ezra, John, Amos..." He introduces them to Blair as, "Mr. Fitch, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Belladeaux, Mr. Ahern." The men sit down. Burke tells them, "I'll come right to the point. I've made arrangements to buy the Logansport cannery." He tells them he wants to hire them away from Collinsport. They all tell him they don't want to leave Collinsport. They get up and prepare to leave. Burke stops them, saying, "Wait! I'm willing to make it worth it to you! Blair! tells them!" Blair tells them, "Mr. Devlin is going to pay you much more than you're making now. In addition to this, you'll receive additional money from profit sharing." Burke begs, "Let me explain. After I've finished talking, if you don't like what I've said, you can just get up and leave, but let me talk first."

At Collinsport, Elizabeth vows to Roger that she'll fight Burke. Roger asks, "How?" Elizabeth replies, "I have people who'll help. Loyal people Burke could never buy." Roger asks, "Who?" Elizabeth replies, "My workers. They're absolutely loyal to me."

Burke tells the men, "Don't you understand? After I take over Logansport, Collinsport will be dead. There'll BE no more jobs here, including yours." Amos Fitch, angrily tells Burke he doesn't like the way he's talking, gets up and leaves.

Elizabeth tells Roger, "Burke won't be able to run the Logansport cannery. He won't be able to get experienced help." Roger replies, "Money always has a way of getting experienced people. He'll hire them away from you." Elizabeth tells him she's confident he won't be able to, that she's confident in their loyalty, but Roger replies, "Loyalty always goes to the highest bidder." There's a knock at the door. Elizabeth answers. It's Amos Fitch. He tells Elizabeth that he's just come from Burke Devlin's hotel room. He tells her that Devlin had called him and asks him to come talk to him, that he asked him to bring Ahern, Belladeux and Cartwright with him. He tells her they went just to see what he wanted. He tells her what happened in Devlin's room, about Devlin telling them he wanted to hire them to work for him. He tells her, "The more I listened, the madder I got. I got so mad, I got up and left." Roger asks, "What about the others? Did they get up and leave too?" Amos replies, "No. They stayed to listen to Devlin's offers and threats." Elizabeth asks, "Threats?" Amos replies, "Yes. He said there won't be any more business at Collinsport after he got Logansport running. He offered big money, profit sharing." Elizabeth thanks Amos for telling her. He leaves. Roger remarks, "Money has just been pitted against loyalty. When those two get together, there's always a quick decision..."

Burke and Blair are now alone in the hotel room, the three men having left. Burke tells Blair he's very confident about what just happened. Blair tells him, "I'm not so sure. That Fitch. I think he's the kind of guy who would go and tell Mrs. Stoddard about what happened here." Burke replies, "Good. I hope he does. A fight's no fun if the opponent doesn't know about it. I want to see them squirm." Blair asks, "How many do you think you got?" Burke replies, "Three. But even one would be enough. As soon as everyone sees how much money he's making, they'll come running to me!" He tells Blair he's done a good job and gives him a $1000 bonus (probably worth about $6000 in 1995 money), saying, "This is for YOUR loyalty..."

After Blair leaves, Burke receives a telephone call from Elizabeth. She tells him, "I know what you're up to. You won't get away with it. This is the lowest, most contemptible thing you've ever tried. I promise you, you'll get the fight of your life. You don't own Logansport yet, and I'll spend every penny I've got to make sure you never do!" After she hangs up, she tells Roger, "It's Burke Devlin or us now!"

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Episode 90
(TB 3/DISK 3/#2)

Tape Date: October 19,1966
Air Date: October 28,1966 Friday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. As an orphan in a foundling home I became accustomed to making decisions without guidance. I have now been forced to decide whether or not I should leave Collinwood, and part of the answer lies in the mind of a small boy.

Vicki is in her room, packing. David comes in and asks, "What are you doing?" Vicki replies, "What does it look like I'm doing?" David tells her, "It looks like you're packing to leave." Vicki replies, "That's what you wanted, isn't it? You said you hated me, that you hoped I died and when I did, you wouldn't even come to my funeral. You told me you hoped I was locked in that room forever". David replies, "I didn't mean it." Vicki asks, "What part didn't you mean?" David replies, "The part about not attending your funeral. I would." Vicki asks, "Why?" David replies, "Because I like funerals. I sometimes pretend I'm at the funeral." Vicki asks, "Whose?" David replies, "My father's!" Vicki tells him, "That's morbid." David counters, "Is it any worse than playing shooting?" He gestures into the air with his finger and says, "Bang, bang! You're dead!" Vicki asks, "You don't like shooting?" David replies, "No. There are better ways..." Vicki asks, "You mean like locking people in rooms like you did with me?" David lies, "I didn't lock you in there on purpose. I thought you had already left." Vicki asks, "What about what I heard you shout after you locked me in, 'I hope you're locked in here forever!'?" David lies, "I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to the ghosts in there." Vicki asks, "Which ghosts?" David replies, "One of them is Josette Collins. The other one is a little girl. I don't know her name." Vicki tells him, "There's a third ghost around here." She tells him about seeing Bill Malloy's ghost while in the room. David exclaims, "I don't believe it! What did he do?" Vicki tells him the ghost told her to leave Collinwood. David shouts, "You can't!" Vicki asks why. David tells her, "You're the only person other than me who's seen a ghost. That must mean they want you to stay! The ghosts only let you see them when they want you to see them" Vicki reminds him that the ghost had warned her to leave. David begs, "Miss Winters, please don't leave Collinwood!" Carolyn, who's just walked in and heard this, asks, "Did I hear right?!" She reminds Vicki, "You said it would be David's decision whether you stayed or not. Well, he's just made it. You're staying!" Vicki protests, "No! This is different!" Carolyn asks David to leave so she can speak to Vicki in private. David leaves. Carolyn asks Vicki, "Now in the light of day, are you so sure you saw Bill Malloy's ghost? Are you sure you weren't dreaming?" Vicki replies that she wasn't, saying there was seaweed on the floor where the ghost stood to prove it wasn't a dream. She tells Carolyn she wrote it all down in her diary so she wouldn't forget. She opens her diary and starts to read the account to Carolyn, "It all started when I heard a rough voice singing some kind of sea shanty, 'What do you do with a drunken sailor...'" Carolyn gasps, "That was Bill's favorite song!" Vicki remarks, "Well, then that just about proves it, doesn't it?"

David, outside in the hall, finds Matthew fiddling with the door leading to the unused part of the house. He goes and asks him what he's doing. Matthew replies, "Changing the lock." David asks why. Matthew replies, "Mrs. Stoddard told me to. Miss Winters wandered in there the other day and locked herself in a room. Mrs. Stoddard wants to make sure it doesn't happen again." David leaves. Carolyn comes out to see what's happening. She too asks Matthew what he's doing. Matthew tells her, "Mrs. Stoddard told me to change the lock. Apparently, there are too many loose keys to the old one floating around." Carolyn goes back into Vicki's room. She asks her, "I thought you said you'd leave it to David whether you'd stay or leave." Vicki replies, "Yes, I thought that maybe he secretly really want me to stay." Carolyn says, "But he does. I just heard him beg you to stay." Vicki explains, "No, he only wanted me to stay because he found out I had seen a ghost, not because he likes me." Carolyn asks, "Well, what about your search?" Vicki replies, "I'll try somewhere else. I haven't found any clues to my past here. Thank you for wanting me to stay." Carolyn admits, "I guess I'm just being selfish. I want you to stay for me. If I were thinking about you're best interests, I'd probably recommend that you leave..."

David comes back to Matthew and tells him, "I found a place on the stairs where the rug is loose. Maybe you should fix it before someone trips on it and falls down the stairs breaks his neck." Matthew and David leave, David going to show Matthew the place he is talking about.

Vicki tells Carolyn, "That's what the ghost did. He warned me to leave. Too bad there isn't a way I could show you where I saw the ghost." Carolyn looks out into the hallway and says, "Maybe there is. Matthew gone somewhere and hasn't finished changing the lock yet." They leave Vicki's room and go into the unused part of the house. David, who's coming back from showing Matthew the loose rug, sees them go in. He goes into Vicki's room, sees her diary lying there and reads the entry about Bill Malloy's ghost.

David comes back out into the hallway and goes up to Matthew Morgan, who, having fixed the loose rug, has come back to finish changing the lock. He asks, "What if there were someone in there right now. Would they be able to come out after you've finished changing the lock?" Matthew asks, "Why do you want to know that?" David answers, "Because I think the real reason my Aunt Elizabeth wants you to change the lock is not because she wants to keep someone out, but because she wants to keep something in!" Matthew asks, "What?" David replies, "A ghost. Miss Winters said she saw Mr. Malloy's ghost while she was in there." A strange look comes across Matthew face. It looks like he's frightened. He suddenly grabs David and demands, "What did it do?" David tells him, "It told her about the night he died. He said he didn't fall. He said someone killed him." Matthew tells David, "That's ridiculous! It was an accident! The coroner said so!"

Vicki takes Carolyn to the room where she was locked. She takes the key from the lock and tells her, "This the they key that was too big to fit under the door. This time I'm going to make sure I have it!" They go into the room, Vicki holding the key. She remarks, "You know, it doesn't look so spooky here in the daytime." Carolyn replies, "It looks spooky to me! I'd have gone crazy if I had been locked in here!" Vicki shows Carolyn the place where the ghost was but is surprised to find no seaweed there. She tells Carolyn, "There was seaweed here! I don't know what happened to it!" Carolyn asks, "What did you mean about the key being too big?" Vicki tells her, "I'll demonstrate." She sticks the key in the keyhole on the other side of the door and closes the door. She picks up one of the old pieces of paper scattered about and sticks it under the door. She then takes a hairpin out of her hair and pushes the key out of the keyhole just like she did the first time. She then pulls the paper back into the room, but is surprised to find that this time the key comes with it, easily fitting through the slit under the door. She exclaims, "But I don't understand! Last time, it wouldn't fit!" Carolyn remarks, in a mysterious voice, "Maybe it wasn't meant to last time..." Vicki, glancing at the piece of paper she used for her demonstration, suddenly asks, "Carolyn! What's 'Garner and Garner?'". Carolyn replies, "My mother's lawyers. Why? What do you have there?" Vicki explains, "It looks like a sheet from an old ledger. There's a name on it. 'B. Hanscombe.' I know it! This may be the clue I've been looking for!" Carolyn excitedly says, "Then you have a reason to stay at Collinwood!"

David is in Vicki's room, sitting in a chair. Vicki and Carolyn return. Carolyn asks, "What are you doing in here? Snooping around?" David replies, "No. I was worried. I saw you two go into the unused part of the house." Carolyn, surprised, asks, "Worried about us?" David replies, "No, not about you, just about Miss Winters." Vicki asks, "You were worried about me? Why?" David replies, "Because I love you!" and runs out of the room. Vicki, surprised, asks Carolyn "That's very unlike him. Has he ever said anything like that before?" Carolyn replies, "Yes. Just once. When he was living in Augusta, he had a kitten he said he loved." Vicki asks, "He had a kitten? Where is it? What happened to it?" Carolyn replies, "He drowned it..."

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Episode 91
(TB 3/DISK 3/#3)

Tape Date: October 20, 1966
Air Date:
October 31, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Carol Crist as Susie

My name is Victoria Winters. Up until last night I thought of the Great House of Collinwood as a home, then one night it became a prison. Yet that one night of imprisonment might have given me a clue to my identity; the real reason I was at Collinwood

Carolyn and Vicki come out and come down to the foyer. Carolyn asks, "Where did you see the name 'B. Hanscombe' before?" Vicki replies, "I don't know." She shows the ledger sheet to Carolyn and asks, "Do you know any of the names here?" Carolyn takes a look and replies, "No. Except Garner and Garner. They're my mother's lawyers in Bangor." Vicki suddenly exclaims, "Betty Hanscombe! That's where I heard the name before!" She tells Carolyn about the portrait she saw at the Evans Cottage. She calls Sam Evans and asks, "Was Betty Hanscombe her real name or a nickname?" Sam tells her it was her real name. After hanging up, Vicki exclaims, "How many B. Hanscombes can there be? There must some connection!" Carolyn asks, "Why not ask Mother?" Vicki pauses for awhile then replies, "I'm reluctant to. It seems that every time I've asked her about my past, she's been evasive. Promise not to ask her for me." Elizabeth, who's just come into the room in time to hear the last sentence, asks, "Ask me what?" Vicki quickly replies, "If I could have a few days off or not. I've decided to stay - David's convinced me to, but I need a few days off. I think I'll go to Bangor to do some shopping." Elizabeth replies, "Of course. I have some friends in Bangor you can stay with." Vicki thanks her but declines, saying, "I need to get away for awhile. I'd prefer to stay in a hotel." Carolyn asks, "Could I drive you there?" Vicki declines, saying she'd prefer to take the bus. After Vicki goes off to pack, Carolyn exuberantly remarks, "It's WONDERFUL that David's managed to convince Vicki to stay!" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, but it's also very odd..."

Carolyn drives Vicki to the Collinsport Inn. While Vicki goes into the lobby to get a bus schedule, Carolyn calls Burke and tells him she's down in the diner. Vicki comes back into the diner and tells Carolyn the bus won't leave for an hour. They sit down and order coffee (from 'Suzy', not Maggie, who's not on duty). Vicki tells Carolyn, "The first thing I going to do when I get to Bangor is call for an appointment at 'Garner and Garner'". Carolyn asks her to call and tell her as soon as she finds anything. Burke comes down and pretends to be surprised to find them there, saying, "Well, what a pleasant surprise finding two pretty ladies like you two here!" He asks what they're doing there. Vicki explains that she's going to Bangor to check out a clue to her past. Carolyn remarks, "Do you know that Vicki saw Bill Malloy's ghost?" Burke suddenly starts to look very interested and asks Vicki, "How are you planning on going to Bangor?" Vicki replies, "By bus". Burke offers to drive her. Vicki declines, but Burke is VERY insistent and won't take no for an answer. Finally, Vicki accepts. Burke asks, "Where's your luggage?" Vicki replies, "In the trunk of Carolyn's car." Burke takes Carolyn's car keys, which she's left on the table, says, "I'll have them transferred to my car" and leaves. Carolyn angrily tells Vicki, "You know I was planning to see Burke tonight! How could you interfere like this?" Vicki tries to apologize, saying she tried to decline but Burke refused to take no for an answer, but Carolyn refuses to be mollified.

Burke is driving Vicki to Bangor in his car. Vicki thanks Burke for driving her on such a long trip (the distance from Collinsport and Bangor was stated to be about 50 miles on an earlier episode.) After some small talk, Burke asks Vicki about her seeing the ghost of Bill Malloy but she tells him, "I'd rather not talk about that."

At Collinwood, someone is playing the piano in the drawing room. Carolyn returns, slamming the door angrily behind her. Elizabeth calls from the drawing room, "Carolyn!" Carolyn goes into the drawing room. Elizabeth asks her," What's the matter?" Carolyn lies, "It's a terrible night out. I think it's going to rain soon.", but Elizabeth replies, "I don't think you're really angry about the weather. What's the real problem?" Carolyn finally replies, "It's Vicki. I don't think she should stay here at Collinwood!" Elizabeth, surprised, asks, "Why? You were so happy she was going to stay earlier. What's happened in the meantime to change your mind?" Carolyn replies, "It's something I found out about her." Elizabeth asks what, but Carolyn refuses to tell her. Elizabeth presses her, and finally Carolyn says, "She's with Burke Devlin!" Elizabeth replies, "I can't believe it! She said she was going to Bangor!" Carolyn tells her, "She is. Burke's driving her. She's probably in his car with him right now, tell him all the family's secrets..."

Burke again asks Vicki about Bill Malloy's ghost. This time, she tells him about what she saw. She asks, "Have you ever heard of a song that goes, 'What do you do with a drunken sailor..'?" Burke replies, "Sure. It was Bill's favorite song." Vicki tells him, "That proves it, then. The ghost was singing that song!" Burke asks, "The ghost told you to leave before you were killed like he was, by someone from Collinwood?" Vicki corrects him, "He didn't say from Collinwood, he said 'from Collinsport'". Burke tells Vicki that she should take the ghost's advice, saying, "You'd better leave before your pretty little neck is snapped off!" Vicki, clearly upset at the turn the conversation has taken, tells Burke, "That's the hotel right there. I think you'd better let me off..."

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