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Episode 92
(TB 3/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: October 21, 1966
Air Date:
November 1, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Hugh Franklin as Richard Garner
Conrad Fowkes as Frank Garner
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. For the first time since I have come to live at Collinwood I'm away from the gloomy mansion I now call home. Waiting to see a man who may be able to help me in my search for my identity.

Vicki is sitting in a waiting room of an office next to a door marked, "Richard Garner, Private." Inside, a man in his early sixties is reading some papers in a folder marked, "Collins-Stoddard's Corporate Holdings". He finishes, closes the folder, presses an intercom button and says, "Miss Partridge, send Miss Winters in." A few seconds later, Vicki comes in. Richard Garner introduces himself and greets her warmly, saying, "Miss Winters! I know all about you!" Vicki asks, "You do?! Who am I then?" Richard Garner apologizes, saying, "Oh, I didn't mean it that way. I meant I knew you were the governess at Collinwood. Sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. Mrs. Stoddard told me about how you were trying to find out about your past." Vicki replies, "Sometimes, I get the feeling Mrs. Stoddard knows more about my past than she'll admit." Richard Garner asks, "Why would she do that?" Vicki replies, "Well, maybe my real father was a murderer or insane or something like that and she doesn't want me to know." Richard Garner assures her, "No, I don't think she'd keep something like that from you." Vicki shows him the ledger sheet. He takes a look at it and tells her, "This looks like one of our old ledger sheets." He asks, "Where did you find it?" She replies, "At Collinwood with some other old papers." Vicki asks about the name "B. Hanscombe" on it. Richard Garner asks, "Hmmm. Would you happen to know what year this is from? Is it from a ledger with the year on it or from a box with the date on it?" Vicki replies, "Sorry, no. It was just lying there with a lot of other old papers." Vicki asks, "Do you recognize her name?" Garner, surprised, asks, "HER name?" Vicki replies, "Yes, Betty Hanscombe." Garner tells her, "Betty Hanscombe? This can't help you then. B. Hanscombe was the name of the Collins butler." Vicki, surprised, asks, "Butler?" Garner replies, "Yes. Butler. Collinwood wasn't always the way it is now, you know. There was a large staff there at one time." Vicki asks, "Do you remember the butler's full name?" Garner replies, "No, I don't think I ever knew it. He was always addressed only as 'Hanscombe.'" Vicki remarks, "It's hard to imagine that there was ever much gaiety at Collinwood.." Garner tells her, "Oh, yes, it used to be quite a happy place up there, even after Mrs. Stoddard married Paul." Vicki asks, "Until Paul Stoddard left?" Garner replies, "Yes." Vicki asks, "Do you know what this paper is" Garner replies, "It looks like a monthly wage record." Vicki, looking at the number of names on the ledger sheet, asks, "It's hard to imagine this many people working at Collinwood." Garner tells her, "Oh yes, they had two chauffeurs, several gardeners... ", ticking off a very large staff. "And,", he adds, "during busy times when they needed it, they would hire up to a dozen extra temporary help. This ledger sheet looks like it's from one of those times." Vicki asks, "The name of your firm indicates that you have a partner. Might he know anything more about B. Hanscombe?" Garner laughs and says, "I doubt it!" He presses the intercom and speaks into it, "Miss Partridge, could you have Frank step in here for a minute?" A few seconds later, a young man of about 30 comes into the room. Richard Garner introduces him, saying, "This is my son and partner, Frank Garner, the other Garner in 'Garner and Garner'" Vicki laughs and remarks, "Yes. I see. He couldn't possibly know anything about a ledger sheet 20 to 30 years old! But the ledger sheet. It says 'Garner and Garner' too..." The elder Garner explains, "The other Garner at that time was my late brother. He's been dead for about 5 years now." Richard Garner explains to his son, "Miss Winters is here on what looks like a wild goose chase. It's a long story." The younger Garner, who looks smitten with Vicki, remarks, "Well, I don't have much to do today. I have plenty of time to hear it." The elder Garner says, "Well, I don't have plenty of time. I'm due in court in a few minutes." and leaves.

Vicki shows Frank Garner the ledger sheet and explains its significance to him. She tells him that she's looking for clues to her past, that she saw the name 'B. Hanscombe' somewhere else and had reason to believe it was of importance and then saw it on the ledger sheet. Frank Garner asks, "Did you ask Dad? What did he say?" Vicki replies, "He told me he remembered he was the Collins butler a long time ago, but that's all he remembered." Frank Garner tells her, "Well, it shouldn't be very hard to find out more about him. All we have to do is look through our old records. We can find out, for example, where he used to live by the address the checks were sent to." Vicki asks, "There would be records of that?" Frank answers, in a mock haughty tone, "Sure. The firm of Garner and Garner never throws anything out!" He tells her, "You must be tired. Go back to your hotel and rest. I'll go search the archives. It's a dusty job. When I find something, I come and tell you." After Vicki leaves, Frank Garner presses the intercom and says, "Miss Partridge. Clear the rest of my afternoon", showing that he lied when he said he had nothing to do, that he's clearly smitten with Vicki.

Later, Vicki walks into the restaurant of the "Bangor Pine Hotel." She sits down at a table and orders a grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of coffee, a somewhat incongruous order for what looks like a pretty fancy restaurant. Burke Devlin walks in and, seeing Vicki, walks up to her table and asks, "May I join you?" The waiter comes with Vicki's order and asks Burke what he'd like. Burke starts to say, "Give me double..", but then stops and says, "Give me a grilled cheese sandwich too." He tells Vicki, "I was going to order a double drink, but I'm driving back to Collinsport soon and don't think it'll be a good idea." He remarks, "No luck, huh?" Vicki replies, "How did you know?" Burke replies, "I could tell from your eyes." He tells her, in a soft, gentle voice, "I feel sorry for you. You look like a lost little kitten searching for its parents." He asks, "Now tell me the truth. You're trying to find out if there's any connection between you and the Collins family, aren't you?" Vicki denies this, but her expressing says otherwise. Burke tells her, "When you find out who you're real family is, and I'm confident you will, you'll find that they're much finer people than the Collins's." Vicki asks, "Why do you say that?" Burke replies, "Because you're a finer person than any of them." Burke asks, "I'm going back to Collinsport tonight. Would you like a lift?" Vicki replies, "Might as well. I don't think I'm going to find anything here." Burke tells her, "All right. I'll see you at about 5 or 6 then. I have some business to conduct here first." Frank Garner comes in and comes to Vicki's table. Vicki introduces them. Burke remarks, "Of Garner and Garner?" Frank Garner replies, "Yep. Garner and Garner, Legal and Accounting, that's us." Burke remarks, "I know your old man." He quips to Frank, "I hope you like grilled cheese sandwiches" and leaves to let Frank and Vicki talk alone. Frank remarks to Vicki, "Devlin? Is that the Devlin who was involved in the accident 10 years ago?" Vicki replies, "He is, but he says he's innocent. You know about the case?" Frank replies, "Yes. My father represented the Collins in the case. They all claim they're innocent. It helps with the parole board. How long was he in jail?" Vicki replies, "Five years." Frank remarks, "Five years. That means he's been out for five years. I hear he's done well for himself." Vicki replies, "He has. I hear he's very rich now." Frank tells her, "I really admire that. Me, I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth." Vicki asks, "Have you found anything about B. Hanscombe?" Frank replies, "Sorry, no, but I'll keep looking."

Richard Garner returns to his office. He picks up the telephone and makes a phone call and tells the person who answers, "Roger? Hello, this is Richard Garner. May I speak to Elizabeth?" After Roger gets her, Garner tells her, "Elizabeth? I would've called you earlier about this, but I was tied up in court. Vicki Winters came here this morning and asked me a lot of questions....No, not to worry. Everything's in control. Just leave everything to me..."

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Episode 93
(TB 3/DISK 3/#4)

Tape Date: October 23, 1966
Air Date:
November 2, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Today for the first time I am away from the ghost-ridden mansion sitting on the crest of Widows' Hill. And my absence has created more tension than my presence ever did.

Elizabeth tells Richard Garner, "I'm glad you called. I had no idea she'd found such a list!" After Elizabeth hangs up, Roger asks, "What's wrong?" Elizabeth replies, "It's Vicki. She's in Bangor. She asked me for a few days off. I've learned she's with Burke Devlin. Burke Devlin's trying to undermine the whole family! David thinks he's his best friend, Carolyn is half in love with him, and now Vicki!" Roger remarks, "I thought Vicki had decided to leave Collinwood. What changed her mind?" Elizabeth replies, "David. He persuaded her to stay." Roger, shocked, exclaims, "David?! I think I'll go have a talk with him."

Roger goes up to David's room. David is drawing something on a piece of paper. Roger asks, "What's that?" David replies, "A picture of Bill Malloy's ghost." Roger asks, "Why did you ask Miss Winters to stay?" David points to the drawing and replies, "This! She saw Bill Malloy's ghost. That means he wants to tell her something. He might appear to her again. If she leaves, he might too. I want to see Bill Malloy's ghost!" David adds, viciously, "He might even tell her who killed him. He might tell her it was YOU!" Roger slaps David. David runs off.

David runs down to the drawing room into Elizabeth's arms, crying "He hit me! My father hit me!" Carolyn, shocked, exclaims, "He must be lying! Roger would never hit him!" David cries, "He did!" Roger, who's come into the room seconds after David, shouts, "Yes, and I will again if he keeps talking about ghosts!"

Carolyn, alone in the drawing room, telephones the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke, but is told he's not back yet. Elizabeth comes into the room and remarks, "David's calmed down." Carolyn replies, "Well, I haven't. Burke's still not back. He must still be with Vicki." Elizabeth tells her, "Not necessarily. Burke might have business in Bangor." Carolyn replies, "Well, Vicki does." Elizabeth asks her what she means. Carolyn tells her, "I promised not to tell... But that was before she went with Burke." She tells Elizabeth about Vicki finding a list with the name Hanscombe on it. Elizabeth remarks, "We had a butler named Hanscombe once. Why should that interest her?" Carolyn explains that Vicki had found a picture of a Betty Hanscombe at the Evans Cottage that looked just like her. Elizabeth replies, "Betty Hanscombe looked nothing like Vicki!" Carolyn asks, "Who was she?" Elizabeth replies, "She was Hanscombe's daughter or niece. I don't remember. Well, if Vicki is looking for the Hanscombes, the Garners won't be able to help her. They moved away about 25 years ago." Elizabeth suddenly changes the subject and tells Carolyn, "You asked me once about me and your father Paul. Paul never really loved me. He loved the Collins money. But before Paul, there was a man who loved me." Carolyn asks, "Bill Malloy?" Elizabeth replies, "No. Ned Calder." Carolyn asks, "What happened?" Elizabeth replies, "I kept him dangling too long. Joe Haskell reminds me a lot of a young Ned Calder. Don't make the same mistake I did." Carolyn asks, "Are you trying to tell me I'm taking Joe for granted?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes." Carolyn goes to the telephone and calls Joe. She asks him, "What about our date tonight?" Joe replies, "What date?" Carolyn, in a voice full of mock surprise, replies, "OH! We don't have one scheduled? Hmmm, what can we do about that?"

Roger comes down into the foyer. Carolyn runs into him on her way out of the drawing room, hugs him and exclaims, "Isn't life wonderful?" and runs upstairs. Roger goes into the drawing room and tells Elizabeth, "We've got to get rid of Vicki Winters! She's a bad influence on David." Elizabeth asks, "How?" Roger replies, "This nonsense about seeing Bill Malloy's ghost, for example." Elizabeth reminds him that there ARE some unexplained things about her claim, probably referring to the seaweed, but Roger brushes this off, saying, "There must be some logical explanation. There's no such things as ghosts. I tell you, Liz, you've got to get rid of her." Elizabeth sarcastically replies, "Is that all I can do for you? Is there anything else?" Roger replies, "Yes. You could sell this monstrosity. Sell it to Burke Devlin, if necessary. That way, we'll be rid of it and him." Elizabeth flatly refuses, saying, "I plan to live here the rest of my life." Roger threatens to leave , taking David with him if she doesn't fire Vicki, but Elizabeth, unconcerned, tells him , "That's a hollow threat. I know you won't do that. You like the money here too much." Roger tries a different tack, saying, "David doesn't like Vicki." Elizabeth replies, "Yes he does. He persuaded her to stay.", but Roger explains, "He doesn't like her. He's interested in the ghost she claimed to see." He continues, "I asked you once before but you wouldn't tell me. What's between you and Vicki Winters?" Elizabeth replies, "Nothing. She's an orphan girl from New York and that's all."

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Episode 94
(TB 3/DISK 3/#5)

Tape Date: October 24, 1966
Air Date:
November 3, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Conrad Fowkes as Frank Garner
Hugh Franklin as Richard Garner
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I have left the terrifying shadows of Collinwood to continue a search that has occupied most of my life; a search to discover the secret of my identity. I have just met a friendly and understanding stranger who might help me end that search. Back in Collinsport, Carolyn Stoddard is searching too; for love and understanding and peace of mind.

Carolyn and Joe are at the Blue Whale. Joe is telling some jokes and Carolyn is laughing. Suddenly, Joe stops and tells Carolyn, "You're pretending to have a good time, but I know you well enough to know you're pretending. What's wrong? You've been nervous all night." Carolyn explains, "Vicki says she saw a ghost! The ghost of Bill Malloy!" Joe exclaims, "You've got to be kidding!" Carolyn replies, "I wish I were. " Joe asks, "You don't believe her, do you?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know." Joe tells her, "When I was a kid, I believed the stories about ghosts at Collinwood too, but we're not kids anymore, Carolyn. There's no such things as ghosts. It must have been a nightmare." Carolyn tells him, "I don't want to talk about it. Let's change subjects." Joe replies, "OK. Let's talk about us, then." They talk about their relationship. Carolyn tells Joe she was upset about his date with Maggie. Joe assures her, "We just had dinner. There's nothing between us."

Sam and Maggie come into the Blue Whale. Carolyn sees them and shouts, "Hello!" to them. They come to the table to say hello. Carolyn invites them to join her and Joe. Maggie tells her, "No, we wouldn't want to intrude." Carolyn replies, "No, you're not intruding. Are they, Joe?" Joe answers, "No. Of course not."

In Bangor, Vicki and Frank Garner are still sitting in the restaurant in the "Bangor Pines Hotel". Frank remarks to Vicki, "You know, a lot of foundlings don't want to find out about their real parents. They're afraid to." Vicki replies, "I'm not." She tells him, "I'll tell you something I've never told anyone before. When I was about nine years old, a woman came to work at the foundling home, a nurse. She was very kind to me. I was her favorite. I came to love her and pretend she was my mother. She was the kind of mother I would have liked to have. One day, she got another job and left. Right then, I told myself she wasn't really my mother, and I became determined to find my real mother."

At the Blue Whale, Joe goes to the juke box, puts in a coin and makes a selection. The music starts playing. Joe goes back to the table and tells Carolyn, "Let's dance!" They get up and dance. Joe asks Carolyn, "Why did you invite the Evans's to join us?" Carolyn replies, "Two reasons. One, to be polite. Two, to show her there are no hard feelings." Maggie is sitting at the table looking miserable. Sam remarks, "A penny for your thoughts." Maggie replies, "Don't waste your money. They aren't worth a penny." Sam asks, "Does it bother you that they're back together?", gesturing toward Joe and Carolyn. Maggie answers, "No", but her expression indicates otherwise.

Frank Garner tells Vicki, "The task won't be easy. Hanscombe is a very common name in this part of the country." Vicki thanks him for helping. Frank laughs and admits, "I have a selfish reason for helping you. If I find anything, it'll give me a reason to see you again!" The elder Garner comes into the restaurant and comes to the table. He tells his son, "You're going to have to go back to the office soon. The Anderson will has come up for probate sooner than expected." Frank Garner laughs and jokes, "Well, I've learned a lesson. Never tell your secretary where you're going!" He invites his father to sit down and have a glass of brandy. Richard Garner sits down and says, "Maybe just one." He asks Vicki, "How are things going?" Vicki tells him that Frank has agreed to help her find the Hanscombes. Richard Garner remarks, "That's a tall order. There are a lot of Hanscombes in these parts. But my son has always been a champion of lost causes" His son complains, "You're being defeatist!", but the elder Garner replies, "No, I just don't want Miss Winters to get her hopes too high. She might be letting herself in for a terrible disappointment."

At the Blue Whale, Joe and Carolyn have finished dancing and have sat back down at the table. Joe and Carolyn are reminiscing about how much fun they used to have going up to Eagle Hill when they were teenagers. It looks like everyone is having a good time except Maggie, who still looks miserable. She gets up and says, "Excuse me, I've got to go. It's getting late and I've got to be at the coffee shop tomorrow at 7:30." Sam tells her, "Oh, Maggie, don't go yet. I don't want you to walk home this late at night alone. Just wait for me to have one more drink and I'll go with you." Maggie sits back down, and to make conversation, asks, "Where's Vicki?" Carolyn replies, "She's taking a short vacation in Bangor." Maggie remarks, "Bangor? I just spoke to her a few days ago and she didn't say anything about going to Bangor." Carolyn replies, "It was a sudden decision. She said she needed a few days off." Joe jokes, "She needs a rest! She claims to have seen Bill Malloy's ghost." Sam suddenly starts to look very interested and asks, "Bill Malloy's ghost? What did it say?" Carolyn replies, "It warned her she was in danger here and told her to leave." Sam asks, "Is that all?" Carolyn replies, "That's all she told me." Maggie remarks, "Won't Vicki be lonely in Bangor?" Carolyn replies, "No, she's not alone. She's with Burke Devlin." Joe suddenly grabs Carolyn and says, "Let's dance." Carolyn replies, "No, I don't want to", but Joe repeats, firmly this time, "Let's dance!" Carolyn gets up and they go to dance. Joe angrily tells Carolyn, "You must take me for a prize sap! You didn't call me because you wanted to see me. You called me because you were jealous about Burke and Vicki. You can't expect me to be around for you every time Burke's not available!" Carolyn demands, "Take me home!" Maggie hearing their argument, gets a strange expression on her face.

Frank Garner asks his father, "Could we talk in private for a minute?" They both get up and go to the door to do so. Frank asks his father, "What do you have against me helping Miss Winters?" Richard Garner replies, "Nothing." Frank remarks, "Well, you didn't sound very enthusiastic about it back there." His father replies, "I'm all for you helping her if that's what you want to do, I just think it's hopeless. Just remember one thing, Mrs. Stoddard is our client, not Miss Winters." Frank Garner, puzzled, asks, "What do you mean by that?", but his father just replies, "Just remember it" and leaves.

Joe returns to the Blue Whale. Sam asks, "Carolyn all right?" Joe replies," Well, she's home." Sam remarks, "Speaking of home - Joe, could you take Maggie home? I need to take a walk. I won't be home till quite late." Joe agrees to take Carolyn home. Sam leaves. Maggie asks Joe, "How are your plans for getting your own boat going?" Joe remarks, "You're a nice girl, Maggie. You haven't asked me about Carolyn." Maggie replies, "I figured if you wanted to talk about it, you would have mentioned it yourself. Why did you come back here, Joe?" Joe jokes, "To get another lesson from you on how a full ship is rigged." Maggie laughs, "OK, first there are the jib sails..." They seem to be having a good time.

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Episode 95
(TB 3/DISK 3/#6)

Tape Date: October 25, 1966
Air Date:
November 4, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Conrad Fowkes as Frank Garner
John Baragrey as James Blair
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. For a few short days I have left the nameless terrors of Collinwood behind me. Now I am about to return to them without accomplishing the purpose of my mission. Without discovering the secret of my identity.

Vicki tells Frank about seeing Bill Malloy's ghost. Frank dismisses this, saying it must've been a nightmare. He asks, "How did you get locked up in an unused part of the house?" Vicki tells him, "David lured me there and locked me up." Frank suggests that she leave Collinwood. Vicki refuses, saying, "I know it sounds strange, but I feel that I belong there, that there's some connection between me and the Collins family. I'm going to stay there until I find out the secret of my past." Burke returns and tells Vicki that he'll be leaving in half an hour, as soon as he finishes some business. Vicki tells him, "I'll be ready." Burke walks across the room and joins James Blair, who's waiting for him at another table. Frank Garner remarks, "I'm disappointed. I'd thought I would give you a ride home. Could I ask you a personal question? Is there anything between you and Mr. Devlin?" Vicki replies, "No. I don't really know him very well. He's a strange man. Sometimes he's seems to be very gentle, sometimes he seems to be capable of great cruelty. He scares me sometimes." Frank tells her, "Well, I'll be here looking through the files. I'll tell you when I find anything, but it may take a while. We have miles and miles of files going back all the way to 1879. Could I see you again?" Vicki replies, "Yes."

At the other table, Burke tells Blair, "I WANT ACTION!" Blair replies, "But the Logansport people want the time to consider other offers." Burke asks, "Are there any others?" Blair replies, "No..." Burke replies," Do they really expect Elizabeth to come up with one? Up my bid 10%!" Blair protests, "But I don't think the Logansport cannery is worth that." Burke replies, "Is is to me if it means putting the Collins Enterprises out of business." Vicki comes to Burke's table and tells him she's ready. Burke introduces Vicki and Blair and then leaves, saying he has to get something from his room. Blair remarks, "Collinwood? I'm surprised to find that Mr. Devlin has any friends from there." He excuses himself, saying he has some papers he has to sigh. He takes out a silver filigree pen that looks just like the one Vicki found and starts to sign some papers. He notices that Vicki is staring strangely at the pen and asks, "Is something wrong?" Vicki replies, "No, it's just that I found a fountain pen just like the one you're writing with." Blair tells her, "No, that's not possible. There are only 6 pens like this in the world. Four of them are in South America. That's where Mr. Devlin bought two of them. He gave one to me and has the other." Blair thinks a moment then adds, "Maybe the one you found is Mr. Devin's. Maybe you should tell him about it. It's a very expensive pen." Vicki takes the pen from Blair, studies it then announces, "No, I must have been mistaken. This pen is nothing like the one I found. The pattern is entirely different." Burke returns. Blair hands him the papers, telling him he needs to sigh them. Burke reaches into his pocket for his pen, then remarks, "Oh yes. I forgot. My pen is one of the missing. Could I borrow yours, Blair?" Blair hands him his pen and Burke signs. Burke hands Blair's his pen and the contracts. Blair takes them and leaves. Burke turns to Vicki and asks, "Shall we leave?" Vicki tells him, "I've got to make a couple of phone calls." Vicki goes to the phone booth and tries to call Frank Garner, but finds he's not there. She then calls Collinwood. Roger answers. Vicki begs, "I'm in Bangor. Please come and pick me up! I think I'm in danger. Burke is with me, and I think he had something to do with Bill Malloy's death! Remember the pen I found? I just found out it was Burke's. He must have lost it when he was killing Bill Malloy! He wants to drive me home, but I'm afraid to go with him!" Roger tells her, "Make some excuse to him. I'll come up right away to get you. Oh, one more thing, Vicki. Don't mention anything about the pen to Burke. You wouldn't want to arouse his suspicions." Vicki replies, "You can be sure I won't. That's the last thing I'd want to do!"

Vicki goes to Burke and tells him she's changed her mind and doesn't want to go back to Collinwood tonight. Burke asks, "Why?" Vicki replies, "Mrs. Stoddard doesn't really need me back yet and I'd like to see more of Bangor." Burke is puzzled, but says, "All right" and leaves.

Roger exits Collinwood. Lightning flashes. It looks like a big storm is coming...

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Episode 96
(TB 3/DISK 3/#7)

Tape Date: October 26, 1966
Air Date: November 7, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood seems a thousand miles away tonight. Yet my only hope is that someone is driving from there to pick me up in Bangor and rescue me.

Roger arrives at the Bangor Pine Inn. Vicki is overcome with joy to see him and exclaims, "I've never been so glad to see anyone in my life!" Roger asks, "Is Burke still around?" Vicki replies, "No, he's gone back to Collinsport." Vicki tells Roger, "I just couldn't go back with Burke. He might be a murderer!" Roger assures her, "You don't have anything to worry about now that I'm with you!"

Roger is driving Vicki back in his car. Vicki tells him what had happened in the restaurant, how she had seen Blair writing with a pen just like the one David stole, how he explained that there were only two like it in America and the other one was Burke's. Roger warns Vicki, "Don't mention the pen to anyone." Vicki, puzzled, asks "Why?" Roger tells her, "Burke is a vindictive man. If you make him an enemy, he'll be a danger to you." Roger adds, "Anyway, the pen is rather flimsy evidence against Burke. He could have lost the it there any time, either before or after Malloy's death. Also, you forget one thing, Vicki. You no longer have the pen. It's your word against Burke's. And Blair is working for Burke. And once Burke learned about the pen, you can make sure that he'll tell Blair to get rid of his and deny what he said to you." Roger starts to drive off the main road. Vicki asks why. Roger explains, "On my way down here, I saw several spots in the main road that were just about to wash out. They probably have by now. I think it would be safer if we took the back road." Vicki remarks, "It's so desolate! I don't see any lights!"

At Collinwood, there's a knock at the door. Elizabeth comes down and answers. It's Sheriff George Patterson. He asks her, "Is everyone at home?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, except Vicki. She's in Bangor." The sheriff replies, "That's good. They wouldn't be able to get back. The road halfway up the hill has been washed out." He continues, "My car broke down. That's why I came here. Do you mind if I make a few phone calls?" Elizabeth tells him, "Certainly." She takes him into the drawing room and leaves, saying, "I'll go make some coffee." The sheriff calls his office, telling them his car broke down and he'll need someone to come pick him up at Collinwood. He also tells them about several roads he's seen washed out, telling them they'll have to go put warning signs there. The sheriff hangs up. Elizabeth returns with a tray of coffee. They sit down, have coffee and talk. The sheriff tells Elizabeth, "You know, Mrs. Stoddard, there's word that Burke Devlin is trying to buy the Logansport cannery. There are people in town who would be more than willing to help you..." The phone rings. Elizabeth answers. It's for the sheriff. After the sheriff takes the call, talks and hangs up, he tells Elizabeth, "Just someone telling me that the back road to Bangor has been washed out." Elizabeth remarks, "The back road to Bangor? No one in their right mind would use THAT anymore!"

Roger suddenly stops the car. He tells Vicki, "What's that? It looks like a pond or something in front of us!" He gets out to investigate. A few minutes later, he comes back. He tells Vicki, "The road in front of us has been washed out. It's too deep to get through." Vicki asks, "What are we going to do?" Roger replies, I looked around and found what looks like an unused cabin nearby where we can stay." Vicki exclaims, "Wonderful!" Roger tries to start the car but finds that if won't. He replies, "Not so wonderful. We're going to have to walk." After Roger leaves a note in the car to tell anyone who might find it where they've gone, they leave.

The sheriff finishes at Collinwood and leaves, his ride presumably having come.

Roger and Vicki go into the cabin. Roger lights a kerosene lamp and remarks, "We're in luck. There's some kerosene in it." He then takes some old newspapers that are lying about and uses them as kindling to light an old fashioned wood stove, which apparently has some wood in it. He looks around and remarks, "Not much, is it, Vicki?" Vicki jokes, "Under the circumstances, it's as good as the bridal suite to me!" Roger jokes back, "Maybe I should have carried you across the threshold, then!" Vicki jokes, "But you're already married!" Roger's expression suddenly turns serious and he says, "Technically, yes. But it didn't work out.." Vicki replies, "Yes, David told me it wasn't a happy marriage." Roger tells her, "Let's change the subject. I'd really prefer not to talk about it." Vicki tries to make some small talk. She remarks, "I really don't know you very well, Roger. What do you want out of life?" Roger replies, "Right now, two things. The first is to get out of this dank, dreary cabin. The second is that you leave Collinwood." Vicki asks, "Why?" Roger replies, "I don't want to sound like a broken record, it's for your personal safety." Vicki remarks, "There's one thing I've been thinking about. Why would Burke want to kill Bill Malloy? Burke claimed Malloy had evidence exonerating him!" Roger replies, "He probably didn't. When I came back to Collinwood, Malloy had to be demoted to make room for me. He obviously didn't like that and would do anything he could to discredit me. He probably hired someone to lie against me, and when that person backed out of it at the last minute, Burke and Bill must have had an argument about it, and in the fight, Bill must have fallen off the cliff, maybe accidentally, maybe deliberately." He adds, "Promise me one thing, Vicki. Never tell anyone about the pen, not Carolyn, not Elizabeth, not anyone. Not even the police. If it ever got to Burke, your life wouldn't be worth much." Vicki protests, "But that would be withholding evidence..." Roger shouts, "WELL WITHHOLD IT THEN, YOU LITTLE IDIOT! IT'S YOUR LIFE WERE TALKING ABOUT HERE!" Sheriff George Patterson comes into the cabin. He tells Roger, "We found that note you left in your car. Good thing you thought to leave it there. Come on, let's go." He notices that Vicki has a strange expression on her face and asks, "Something the matter, Miss Winters?" Vicki replies, "No. Nothing at all."

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Episode 97
(TB 3/DISK 3/#8)

Tape Date: October 27, 1966
Air Date:
November 8, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Last night I learned that a man I considered my friend might be implicated in an unexplained death. I have shared this secret with only one other man. Now I dread having to face the rest of the family at Collinwood not knowing what to expect.

It is the next morning. Roger, Elizabeth and Carolyn are in the drawing room drinking their morning coffee. Vicki comes down and goes into the drawing with trepidation about what the family will think. She sits down and says, "Good Morning" nervously. Carolyn asks, in a rather cold voice, "Have a good time in Bangor?" Vicki replies, "Not really." Elizabeth asks to speak to Vicki alone. Roger and Carolyn leave the room. Elizabeth asks Vicki, "Did you have to go with Burke Devlin?" Vicki explains that she just ran into him. Elizabeth asks, "You went to see my lawyers, Garner and Garner." Vicki explains about finding the ledger sheet with the name B. Hanscombe on it and wondering what relationship it had to "Betty Hanscombe", whose portrait she saw at the Evans's and whom she thought greatly resembled her. Elizabeth replies, "I remember Betty Hanscombe quite well. She didn't look anything like you. Why didn't you ask me?" Vicki complains, "Every time I do, you don't give me any answers." Elizabeth replies, "That's because I don't have any answers. I've told you, there's no connection between you and Collinwood." Elizabeth adds, "Now I know something must have happened between you and Burke in Bangor, otherwise you wouldn't have called my brother to come pick you up, but that's private and I won't ask you about it", sounding like perhaps she's hoping Vicki will volunteer the information herself, but Vicki doesn't.

Roger and Carolyn are sitting on the stairs finishing their coffee. Carolyn asks Roger why Vicki called her to come pick her up last night. Roger lies, "No, she didn't tell me. Maybe Burke was drunk and she didn't want to ride with him. Knowing his record, that's probably it." Carolyn protests, "But why didn't Vicki drive then?" Roger replies, "Oh, you know Burke. He wouldn't let her." Carolyn, still puzzled, asks, "Then why didn't she just take the bus? Why did she call you?" Roger hints that maybe Vicki is interested in him. Carolyn exclaims, "You?!" Roger replies, "Well, I'm your uncle. Maybe I'm an old folgy to you, but I might not be one to her!" Vicki, having finished talking to Elizabeth, comes out of the drawing room. Roger quips, "Is the boss free?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Roger goes into the drawing room to talk to Elizabeth.

Inside the drawing room, Elizabeth asks Roger if he knows what happened last night to make Vicki call him to drive her home. He lies, "I don't know. She didn't tell me. Maybe Burke got drunk."

Carolyn asks Vicki, "What happened between you and Burke last night?" Vicki replies, "Nothing." Carolyn asks, "Did Burke get drunk?" Vicki replies, "No." Carolyn asks, "Then what happened?" Vicki tells her, "I don't want to talk about it!" She adds, "I think you should stay away from Burke Devlin. I think he's a dangerous man to have for a friend." Carolyn sarcastically asks, "Was he a dangerous man to ride up to Bangor with?" Vicki retorts, "I know that was no accidental meeting in the diner. On the way up, he told me you called up to his hotel room. Are you angry because he drove me to Bangor instead of having dinner with you?" They get into an argument. Roger, having finished talking to Elizabeth, comes out of the drawing room and asks what they are arguing about. Carolyn shouts, "I'm trying to tell her, her actions are reflecting badly on the family!" Vicki retorts, "MY actions?! How about YOURS?!" Carolyn angrily runs upstairs. Vicki puts on her coat. Roger asks, "Where are you going?" Vicki replies, "You don't have to worry. I'm not going to the Collinsport Inn, and I'm not going to the Sheriff's office, either. I'm just going out on a walk." and leaves.

At the Evan's Cottage, Sam Evans is singing something from some opera loudly and threading a needle in preparation to doing some sewing. There's a knock at the door. He goes and answers it. It's Vicki Winters. Sam tells her, "Maggie isn't home." Vicki replies, "I didn't come to see Maggie." Sam jokes, "So, you came to see me. I'm flattered!" Vicki replies, "No, I didn't come to see you either." Sam, with a faux look of puzzlement on his face, asks, "Hm... So you didn't come to see Maggie and you didn't come to see me. AH! I've got it. You must've come to see the cat! Here, puss puss, there's someone here to see you!" Vicki laughs and replies, "Actually, I came to look at one of your paintings. The one of Betty Hanscombe." Vicki asks, "Do you think it looks like me?" Sam replies, "Well, superficially." Vicki asks, "Is that what she really looked like?" Sam, pretending to be offended, replies, "Madam! I'm not one of those painters whose paintings are so abstract you've got to use your imagination to figure out what they're of. I paint what I see!" Vicki asks to see the picture. Sam searches around for awhile and finally finds it. He takes it and puts it on an easel. Vicki tells Sam that she's learned that there was a B.Hanscombe working at Collinwood about 20 years ago. Sam tells her he knows nothing about it, that he knows little about what went on at Collinwood or even Collinsport, not being one of the "natives" whose ancestors came to Collinsport 200 years ago. Vicki asks, "Where did you come from?" Sam answers, "Connecticut." Vicki asks, "So did you paint what you saw when you painted that portrait?" Sam replies, "When I paint a woman, I try to paint what's inside her soul." Vicki asks, "And did you paint what was inside Betty Hanscombe's soul?" Sam laughs, "I tried but who knows what's in a woman's soul? Do you like it?" Vicki replies, "I love it!" Sam tells her, "It's yours then. A gift from me, and I won't take no for an answer!" He wraps it up for her.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth tells Roger, "Dick Garner called me yesterday and told me that Vicki had gone to his him and asked a lot of questions." Roger asks, "About what?" Elizabeth replies, "About Betty Hanscombe." Roger asks, "Who?" Elizabeth explains, "The daughter or niece of a butler we had here once. Vicki ran across a portrait of her whom she thought looked like her." Roger asks why that's important, but Elizabeth refuses to tell him. Roger remarks, "Now you've got MY interest piqued..." Elizabeth replies, "It doesn't matter to me if YOUR interest is piqued. It's Vicki's interest I'm worried about." They hear the door open and stop talking. The front door opens. It's Vicki. She comes into the drawing holding a wrapped package. She unwraps it and shows it to them. It is the portrait of Betty Hanscombe. She asks, "Doesn't it look like me?" Elizabeth lies, "No, I don't think it looks like you at all. You must be imagining the resemblance, seeing what you want to see." Roger, taking the hint, voices his opinion, "No, Vicki, I don't think it looks like you at all." Carolyn comes into the room, apparently having calmed down, and exclaims, "Vicki! Where'd you have the portrait of yourself done? It looks exactly like you!"

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Episode 98
(TB 3/DISK 4/#1)

Tape Date: October 28, 1966
Air Date:
November 9, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood, the great mansion I now call home, harbors many secrets. Secrets kept for years from the prying eyes of outsiders. Now a stranger is coming to Collinwood, a stranger determined to uncover those secrets and bring destruction to the Collins family.

Elizabeth is alone in the drawing room writing a letter. Matthew Morgan comes in and gives her the day's mail. Elizabeth tells him, "Mrs. Johnson is coming here today." Matthew remarks, "I'd hoped you'd changed your mind about her." Elizabeth replies that she hasn't and tells him, "You're to do everything you can to make her feel at home here!" There's a knock. Matthew goes to answer. It's Mrs. Johnson. Elizabeth tells Matthew to take Mrs. Johnson's bags up to her room and takes Mrs. Johnson into the drawing room to talk.

In the drawing room, Elizabeth and Mrs. Johnson reminisce about Bill Malloy briefly, then Elizabeth reminds Mrs. Johnson about her duties. She tells her, "They'll be as we discussed, some light cleaning and housekeeping, but only in those rooms that are in use. You'll also be expected to do some cooking, but you won't be expected to cook all our meals on a regular basis. The only meal you'll be expected to cook daily is dinner. We dine at 8:00." Elizabeth asks, "Any questions?" Mrs. Johnson lies, "No, I don't ask many questions. I like to keep to my own business." Elizabeth warns, "Oh, yes. There's something I'd like to warn you about. There are a some people here who aren't used to strangers here. Matthew and Roger. You might sense some hostility from them to you at first." Mrs. Johnson replies, "I'll make sure I keep to myself and not get in their way." Elizabeth adds, "And one more thing. I've mentioned to you that there are parts of the house that are unused which you need not concern yourself with." Mrs. Johnson asks, "You mean like the East Wing?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. The East Wing is one of them. Another is the basement. There's no need for you to ever go there." She takes her out into the foyer to show her up to her room, in spite of Mrs. Johnson's protests, "I know where it is. Third door on the right!" They run into David, who's coming down the stairs. Elizabeth starts to introduce them, but David interrupts, "Why do you want to work at Collinwood?" Elizabeth tells Mrs. Johnson to go ahead and takes David into the drawing room, where she reprimands him for being rude to Mrs. Johnson. David retorts, "Does she know about the ghosts? It doesn't matter if I'M rude to her. If the ghosts don't like her, THEY'LL let her know!" Later, David goes into the drawing room. Matthew Morgan is in there cleaning the fireplace. David asks Matthew, "Do you like Miss Johnson?" Matthew replies that it's his job to work here, not to like or not like Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson comes in carrying a plate with sandwich and a cup of milk. She tells David, "It's a ham sandwich. Mrs. Stoddard said it's your favorite. David starts eating his sandwich. Matthew finishes cleaning the fireplace and leaves. Mrs. Johnson notices David's crystal ball and asks, "What do you see in that thing?" David replies, "Nothing much, now, but sometimes I see a lot of things. A lot of secrets." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "I bet you know a lot of secrets." David replies that he does, "About secret rooms in the east wing, and secret doors." Mrs. Johnson asks, "What secret rooms?" David replies, "If I told you, they wouldn't be secret, would they?" Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Oh, there are no secret rooms there. They're just probably a bunch of dusty old unused rooms." David exclaims, "NO! THERE REALLY ARE SECRET ROOMS HERE!" Matthew, who's gotten rid of the ashes from the fireplace, has come back into the house and comes back into the foyer. He hears Mrs. Johnson and David talking about secret rooms and ghosts. He goes into the drawing room an orders David, "Go in the kitchen to finish your lunch. You're making a mess here!" After David leaves, Matthew angrily asks Mrs. Johnson, "What were you asking David about?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Nothing. We were just making conversation, that's all." Matthew tells her, "It sounded to me like you were asking questions. You shouldn't be asking so many questions around here." Mrs. Johnson retorts, "I take my orders from Mrs. Stoddard, not you!" Matthew tells her, "I'm not giving you any orders. I'm just warning you. to stop asking so many questions. You'll be sorry if you do!"

It is 10 to 11 at night. Elizabeth is in the drawing room alone, reading a book. Matthew comes in and tells her, "I've finished checking around. Anything else?" Elizabeth replies, "No, that'll be all." Matthew turns to leave, but then turns back and tells Elizabeth, "I have something important to talk to you about. It's that Mrs. Johnson. I don't trust her. Earlier today, I caught her asking David about what's in all the locked rooms and such." Elizabeth replies, "She's just curious about this house like everyone else. That doesn't mean she can't be trusted. You don't like her, do you?" Matthew replies that he doesn't trust her. Elizabeth tells him, "Mr. Malloy trusted her, and that's enough for me!"

Later, Elizabeth finishes reading, puts out the lights and goes Upstairs.

The clock in the foyer shows 3:00 in the morning. A shadowy figure holding a flashlight sneaks into the basement. It's Mrs. Johnson. She snoops around. She tries the locked door Vicki tried, but finds it's locked. She continues to snoop around the room. Suddenly, a hand grabs her and she gasps. She looks down and finds that it's David, hiding in a box turned on it's side. He exclaims, "I scared you, didn't I? What are you doing here?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I heard a noise and came down to investigate. What are you doing here?" David replies, "I came here to look for ghosts. I saw in my crystal ball that ghosts are going to come here tonight." David remarks, "You're a friend of Burke Devlin, aren't you?" Mrs. Johnson, shocked, replies, "No. Of course not! You remember how I talked to him about Mr. Malloy at the diner, don't you?" David replies, "Yes, but he didn't get mad at you. He usually would. I think you're really friends. In fact, I think you're here to spy for him." Mrs. Johnson aghast that David has guessed the truth so easily, replies, "That's ridiculous!" but David tells her, "Don't worry. If you are spying for Burke, I won't tell anyone. Burke's my friend. He's after my father, and I hate my father. I hope he gets him!" He continues, "You're not supposed to be down here, are you?" Mrs. Johnson asks, "How would you know that?" David replies, "That's what my aunt tells everyone. I'm not supposed to be down here either. Tell you what. If you don't tell her about seeing me down her, I won't tell her about seeing you!" David leaves, saying, "The ghosts probably won't come now. We've probably scared them away. Remember, if you don't tell about me, I won't tell about you."

Mrs. Johnson continues to snoop around the basement. Suddenly, she starts to hear a sobbing noise. She listens and finds that it seems to be coming from behind the locked door she tried earlier. She goes to it, knocks on it and asks, "Who's there?" Suddenly, the sobbing noise stops. Mrs. Johnson knocks on the door again and asks who's in there, but the sobbing noise does not start again. Miss Johnson goes up the stairs, a mixture of fear and puzzlement on her face.

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Episode 99
(TB 3/DISK 4/#2)

Tape Date: October 31, 1966
Air Date:
November 10, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dolph Sweet as Ezra Ahern
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A stranger has come to the gloomy old mansion called Collinwood determined to uncover secrets hidden inside its walls. But her first night has been filled with terror.

It is very early morning. Mrs. Johnson comes into the drawing room bearing a tray containing the morning coffee. No one else is awake yet. Mrs. Johnson surreptitiously goes to the phone and calls Burke Devlin at the Collinsport Inn. She tells him, "Something happened here last night! Something I've got to talk to you about." Burke asks, "What?", but Mrs. Johnson tells him, "I can't talk to you on the phone about it. Someone might come into the room or pick up another extension! I've got to see you. In the afternoon. I think I'll be able to get some time off then." Burke tells her, "All right. But can't you at least give me a hint what it's about?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "This house! It's haunted!" Carolyn comes into the room and Mrs. Johnson suddenly says, "I've got arthritis." Burke asks, "Someone's just walked in, huh?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes. I'll see you this afternoon, doctor." She hangs up and tells Carolyn, "Just calling my doctor about an appointment. My arthritis is acting up. Do you think I could get the afternoon off?" Carolyn replies, "Sure." Vicki comes into the room. She asks Carolyn, "Where did you go last night?" Carolyn replies, "To a movie." Vicki asks, "Did you enjoy it?" Carolyn replies, "As much as I could seeing a movie alone." Vicki, noting Carolyn's cold tone, tells her, "There's nothing to be mad at me for!" Carolyn replies, "I'm not mad. I just thought we were better friends, that's all. They start to get into an argument about Burke Devlin. Mrs. Johnson, unnoticed, listens surreptitiously but intently. Carolyn asks, "What happened between you and Burke last night? Why did you call Uncle Roger to come pick you up?" Vicki is evasive, replying, "There's nothing between me and Burke Devlin. He's the last man on earth I'd have anything to do with! In fact, I'm afraid of him, and you should be too!" Burke Devlin is talking on the phone to Ezra Herne, one of the Collins' employees he spoke to in his room earlier. He presses

Ahern for an answer, saying, "What's there to think about? You'll have a better job with shorter hours and better pay!" Finally, exasperated, he tells Herne, "You have till Thursday to make your decision!" and hangs up. There's a knock at the door. It's Mrs. Johnson. She comes into the room and tells him, "I'm so frightened I don't know if I can stay another night in that house!" Burke protests, "But out plans..." Mrs. Johnson tells him about what happened last night. Burke tells her, "It must have been the ventilating system. In old houses like that, they run miles and miles, connecting all the rooms. What you heard last night must have been someone crying in one of the bedrooms. The sound must have been carried by the ventilation system into the locked room in the basement." This convinces Mrs. Johnson. He warns her, "Don't call me again from Collinwood. No one must suspect any connection between you and me." Mrs. Johnson tells him, "Someone already has." Burke, shocked, asks, "What?!" Mrs. Johnson explains, "David has. He's figured the whole thing out. But he likes you and hates his father. He told me he wouldn't tell anyone, and I believe him." Burke remarks, "Well, I guess that means I'll have to keep in his good graces." He adds, "And that goes for a few other people there too, like Carolyn, and Vicki." Mrs. Johnson tells him, "Well, you're going to have a problem with Vicki. She's afraid of you. She said so, to Carolyn" Burke, surprised, asks, "Afraid of me? But why? Nothing happened between us in Bangor... No, wait. Something strange did happen. Just when we were about to leave, she suddenly changed her mind and decided to stay overnight." Mrs. Johnson tells her, "No she didn't. She called Roger and had him pick her up." Burke is shocked. He remarks, "She called Roger?" He thinks, "Let's see. When I came to tell her I was leaving in a half an hour, she was happy to go with me. Then, half an hour later, she was so afraid of me, she called Roger to get her. Now something must have happened in that half and hour, but what? Nothing did. I just had a business meeting, that's all." There's a knock at the door. Mrs. Johnson asks, "Expecting anyone?" Burke replies, "No." He asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Ezra Herne." Burke hides Mrs. Johnson in the kitchen and lets Ezra Herne in.

Ezra Herne tells Burke, "Me and the boys have come to a decision." Burke remarks, "That was fast. You had till Thursday" Ezra replies, "We saw no reason to wait till then. The answer is no." Burke tells him, "Name your price, then!" Ezra replies, "We have no price." Burke, now very angry, asks, "What do you guys think Elizabeth Stoddard is? Your patron saint or something?" Ezra calmly replies, "No, no saint, just a kind woman who's employed us, fed us and clothed us for the past many years. We know what you're trying to do. You're trying to drive her out of business and we want no part of it." Burke asks, "Do you know what you're throwing away? More money than you've ever seen! Look, I'll give you a little more time to think about it." Ezra replies, "No, that won't be necessary. Our decision is final." Burke angrily tells him, "I'll get other men, then.", but Ezra replies, "Fishermen, maybe, but not men who can manage things for you. They're not easy to find. That's why you offered us all that money." Burke shouts, "GET OUT!". Ezra replies, "Gladly. I've said everything I have to say to you." and leaves.

Mrs. Johnson comes back out and says, "I heard all that. I'm sorry." Burke replies, "Don't be. There's more than one way to skin a cat. Or drop a bombshell on Collinwood." Mrs. Johnson asks, "How?" Burke replies, "Watch!" He picks up the phone and calls Collinwood. Carolyn answers the phone in the drawing room. Burke asks her, "Busy tonight?" She replies that she isn't. He invites her on a date. She accepts. They arrange to meet at the Blue Whale at 7:00 tonight.

After hanging up, Carolyn, beaming with joy, goes out into the foyer and runs into Vicki there. She apologizes to Vicki for being angry with her. Seeing the dramatic change in Carolyn's demeanor, Vicki asks, "What happened?" Carolyn replies, "Oh, nothing. I just realized I was wrong, that's all." then asks, "Could I borrow your blue scarf?" Vicki asks, "Got a date with Joe?" Carolyn replies, "No. Someone else." Vicki asks, "Who?" Carolyn tells her, "Burke Devlin." Vicki is shocked. She tries to dissuade Carolyn from going out with him. Though her main objection to her going out with Burke is that she thinks he killed Bill Malloy, she obviously cannot mention this because of her promise to Roger. Instead she tells Carolyn, "You can't go out with him. He's trying to destroy the family!" Carolyn replies, "He's only going into competition against Mother. She's battled competition before. That's BUSINESS. It has nothing to do with me." Vicki tells her, "But Burke doesn't care about you at all! He's just using you!" Carolyn replies, "No he's not! He cares for me. In fact, he gave me a gift. A pen. A very expensive, silver filigree pen. Burke said there were only a few like it in the whole world. I guess that proves something!" Vicki, shocked, asks, "Pen? Where is it?" Carolyn replies, "Oh, I don't have it anymore. Uncle Roger found out about it and took it away from me. He said he was going to give it back to Burke." Vicki asks, "So he gave it back to Burke?" Carolyn replies, "No, he lost it!" Vicki asks, "Lost it?" Carolyn replies, "Yes. Lost it. In fact, I can remember the exact night he lost it because something terrible happened that night. It was the night Bill Malloy died."

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Episode 100
(TB 3/DISK 4/#3)

Tape Date: November 1, 1966
Air Date:
November 11, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Long weeks ago a sudden death occurred near Collinwood, a death I now suspect is murder. I thought I knew the identity of the murderer, only to find new evidence--evidence that points to a member of the Collins family.

Carolyn, noticing the funny expression on Vicki's face, asks, "What's wrong?", but Vicki lies, "Nothing. It's just a shame such a rare, valuable pen got lost, that's all." Carolyn remarks, "I think an expensive pen like proves Burke really cares for me." Vicki agrees. Carolyn is surprised at Vicki's sudden change of opinion about Burke. Vicki asks, "When are you seeing Burke?" Carolyn replies, "At the Blue Whale at 7 o'clock." Suddenly, David, who's come into the room, exclaims, "No you're not! I'm going to tell my father! It's not fair that you get to see him and I don't!" He runs off. Carolyn exclaims, "He really is a terrible monster!" Vicki asks, "Are you going to be using your car for the next few hours?" Carolyn replies, "No, why?" Vicki asks, "Could I borrow it for a few hours? I have a few errands to do in town." Carolyn replies, "Sure, go ahead. The keys are in the ignition. Just be sure to be back in time for me to make my date with Burke."

Vicki drives into town, goes to the Collinsport Inn and goes up to Room 24, Burke's room. She tells him, "I have to talk to you! It's very important. I found out something, something that terrifies me!" Burke asks, "What is it?" Vicki replies, "I think Roger killed Bill Malloy!" She tells him about finding the pen, and then finding from Carolyn that Roger had lost it. Burke asks, "Did you know that pen was mine originally?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I saw the one Blair had. He told me you had the only other one around here." Burke suddenly realizes, "So that's why you were afraid of me. You thought that I..." Vicki replies, "Yes, then I found out from Carolyn that you had given it to her, and Roger had taken it from her and lost it." Burke asks, "Do you have the pen?" Vicki replies, "No." Burke tells her, "Well, then you've got to go get it. We'll need it." Vicki tells him, "I can't. It disappeared." Burke growls, "He must've stolen it!" Vicki replies, "Yes. At the time, I had thought David had stolen it, but now that I think back, Roger WAS strangely anxious about that pen." Burke asks, "Are you willing to change your testimony about what time Roger left the house now?" Vicki replies, "No, I don't think I can do that. I'm still not sure what time he left. I can't say for sure he left at 10:30." At Collinwood, David is sitting on the stairs, a sullen expression on his face. Roger returns home and goes into the drawing room. David follows him in there and tells him about Carolyn's date with Burke tonight.

Burke asks Vicki, "Does Roger know about you knowing he had the pen?" Vicki replies, "No." Burke asks, "Do you think Carolyn will tell him she told you?" Vicki replies, "No, she would have no reason to." Burke replies, "Good. Here's what we'll do next. We'll have to get more evidence. Roger's probably destroyed the pen by now, but keep your eyes open. He might have forgotten something, left some clue lying around. You'll be safe. You said Roger doesn't know you know he had the pen and don't think Carolyn will tell him."

Roger goes to Carolyn's room and angrily forbids her from seeing Burke. Carolyn refuses to listen to him, saying, "I'll see who I want to see." Roger shouts, "Don't you realize he's a dangerous man?" Carolyn answers, "You sound just like Vicki did!" Roger asks, "What do you mean?" Carolyn replies, "That's just what she said about Burke earlier. She said he was a dangerous man and that I shouldn't see him because he was only using me to hurt the family!" Roger tells her, "Vicki's right. You should listen to her." Carolyn retorts, "But she changed her mind when I told her about the expensive gift Burke gave me, the silver filigree pen!" Roger suddenly asks, "The pen? Did you tell her what happened to it?" Carolyn asks, "Yes. Is there any reason I shouldn't have?" Roger lies, "No. No reason at all..."

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Episode 101
(TB 3/DISK 4/#4)

Tape Date: November 2, 1966
Air Date:
November 14, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I have stumbled upon a secret that is both terrifying and dangerous. However, so far I am safe as long as Roger does not suspect that I know it was he who lost the pen at the spot where Mr. Malloy died.

Roger asks Carolyn, "Do you know where Vicki is?" Carolyn replies, "She said she was going into town." Roger asks, "Do you know when she'll be back?" Carolyn replies, "Soon. She borrowed my car and promised to be back in time to make my date with Burke."

David is in the foyer drawing something. Roger comes down and asks, "Seen Vicki?" David replies, "Yes, this morning when she was giving me my lessons, but she's not here now. She left in Carolyn's car." Roger asks, "Did she say where she was going?" David replies, "No, she just said she was going into town." David shows him the picture he's been drawing. David explains, "It's what's going to happen to the man who killed Bill Malloy." The picture is of a man hanging from a gallows. Roger remarks, "They don't hang people anymore. At least not in this state!" David replies, "Well, they should!" Roger leaves. David goes to the closed drawing room doors, opens them, and says, "You can come out now, Miss Winters!" Vicki steps out of the drawing room. He asks, "Why didn't you want my father to see you?" Vicki lies, "Oh, no reason. I was just too busy to talk to him, that's all. Thanks for not giving me away to your father." David replies, "That's all right. I wouldn't give anyone away to my father." Vicki tells him, "Maybe someday I can do you a favor." David replies, "You can. You can come to the old house with me and see if Mr. Malloy's ghost is there." Vicki replies, "All right. But not right now. Some other time maybe. I can't right now."

Vicki goes up to Carolyn's room. Carolyn has several dresses out and is studying them. She asks Vicki her opinion on which one she should wear on her date with Burke. Vicki replies, "I'm surprised you're able to go. No one found out?" Carolyn replies, "Uncle Roger did. David told him. He was furious at first, but then he calmed down." The talk about the dresses for awhile, then finally decide on the one Carolyn already has on. Vicki remarks, "It's strange your Uncle Roger didn't forbid you from going." Carolyn explains, "He did, at first, but then he lost interest. He suddenly got more interested in where YOU were than where I was going. By the way, where did you go?" Vicki replies, "To the drugstore to get some lipstick." They discuss lipstick shades for awhile, then Vicki asks, "Do you know why your Uncle Roger wanted to see me?" Carolyn replies, "No, but I think it was about that fountain pen I told you about. I remember he got interested in where you were right after I told him I told you about that fountain pen."

Roger goes to the Blue Whale. He calls Sam Evans and asks, "By any chance, is Miss Winters there?" Sam replies, "No." Roger tells him, "If she should drop by, call me and tell me. It's urgent. I'll be at Collinwood."

Vicki goes to the drawing room and calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke, but finds he's not in. There's a knock at the door. Vicki answers. She's surprised to find that it's Maggie Evans. Maggie asks, "What were you so upset about at the coffee shop?" Vicki replies, "I didn't know it showed." Maggie replies, "It did. You must've been very upset about something. You left your bag." She gives Vicki her handbag. Vicki thanks her. Maggie asks, "What was bugging you?" Vicki replies, "I don't think I can tell you." Vicki tells her, "I think I found evidence that proves Bill Malloy was murdered. I even think I know who killed him. That's all I can tell you." Maggie asks, "Why don't you go to the police?" Vicki replies, "The evidence I'm talking about is enough to convince me I know who the killer is, but I'm not sure it's good enough for the police." Suddenly, there's a commotion outside. Carolyn has caught David eavesdropping. Maggie and Vicki go out into the foyer and find Carolyn yelling at David. David squirms free and runs away. Carolyn says goodbye and leaves to go on her date with Burke. Maggie and Vicki go back into the drawing room. Roger returns, coming in the back way. Maggie continues to pressure Vicki to tell her what she knows, but Vicki refuses, saying, "I'm in danger because of what I know, and I don't want to put you in the same danger." Maggie asks, "Why don't you come and stay with me and pop?" Vicki declines. Maggie asks, "The person you suspect isn't Pop, is it?" Vicki assures her it isn't. Roger comes into the foyer and hears Vicki and Maggie in the drawing room. Vicki is telling Maggie, "The clue I'm talking about is a fountain pen that the person who killed Bill Malloy lost at Lookout Point." Maggie asks, "You sure you don't want to come with me?" Vicki replies, "No, I'll just go lock myself in my room until Mrs. Stoddard comes back*." Roger hides in the door under the stairs when he hears them coming into the foyer. Vicki accompanies Maggie to the door and outside. Roger comes out and hides to the right of the door**. Vicki, having said goodbye to Maggie, comes back in, closing the door. But as soon as she walks into the foyer, Roger grabs her, saying, "Don't cry out! Don't make sound!"

*Hey! Wait a minute! She never leaves Collinwood. Maybe she's somewhere on the grounds...

** At the place where the famous portrait of Barnabas would be, but there right now appears to be some sort of engraved coat of arms.

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Episode 102
(TB 3/DISK 4/#5)

Tape Date: November 3, 1966
Air Date:
November 15, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Kathryn Leigh Scott as The Ghost of Josette Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. The one person at Collinwood I have reason to fear is Roger Collins. He has discovered that I know his guilty secret and now Roger has discovered me alone in the house.

Roger takes Vicki into the drawing room. He tells her, "You think I killed Bill Malloy, didn't you?" Vicki lies, "I don't think anything..." Roger continues, "If you think I killed Bill Malloy, you must be petrified with fear right now, because if I killed Bill Malloy, you must know that I'd certainly have to kill you now, wouldn't I?" He tells her, "Vicki, be reasonable. If I'd meant to kill you, I'd already have done. I have to talk to you. I want to tell you exactly what happened that night." Vicki asks, "And what will happen after that?" Roger replies, "That'll be entirely up to you. I just want you to hear the whole story first." He tells her, "That night, when you came down and heard me talking on the phone, it was Bill Malloy I was talking to. I asked him to come meet me at Lookout Point. All I wanted to do was talk to him, to try to convince him that he was wrong, that Burke Devlin had filled him with lies. I did leave at about 10:30 that night." Vicki interrupts, "And you tricked me into lying that you left at 10:45!" Roger replies, "Yes, but not for my sake, but for my sister's. She'd already been through the strain of a trial 10 years ago. I didn't want to put her through it again".

David is in the old house talking to the portrait of Josette. He begs, "Great great great great grandmother, I have something important to tell you. Bill Malloy didn't die accidentally, he was murdered! There's proof! I heard it! Is Mr. Malloy there with you? If he is, could you get him? I need to talk to him!"

Burke and Carolyn are at the Blue Whale. Burke asks, "How'd you get away from the castle guards?" Carolyn tells him, "I did get into an argument with Uncle Roger." Burke asks, "How'd he find out?" Carolyn replies, "David told him. He was jealous that I'd get to see you while he couldn't." She tells him, "Roger was furious!"

David continues to try to talk to the portrait of Josette, but gets no answer. Meanwhile, someone holding a lantern is coming up the old house stairs. David tells the portrait, "Miss Winters knows, but I don't think she'd tell me if I ask. I want Mr. Malloy to tell me what it is." David hears a sound at the door and hides. Matthew Morgan comes in and demands, "Who's there? No use hiding. I know you're in here. I saw your light from the outside." David comes out and says, "It's just me." Matthew asks, "What are you doing here?" David replies, "I came here to see my friends." Matthew asks, "Friends? I don't see nobody." David explains, "My friends the ghosts. There's Josette Collins, there's a little girl about my age, then there's another girl about Miss Winter's age." He continues, "I have to help protect Miss Winters from the man who killed Mr. Malloy." Matthew protests, "No one killed Mr. Malloy! He slipped and fell!" David replies, "No he didn't. He was murdered and Miss Winter's knows who did it." Matthew asks, "Who?" David replies, "It was my father. I've got to protect her from him. Will you help me?"

After David and Matthew leave the old house, Josette's ghost materializes from the portrait and walks down onto the floor as if on an invisible staircase, just like before...

At the Blue Whale, Burke tells Carolyn, "I'm going to give you a real night on the town! When you get home, your Uncle will be FURIOUS! I want to make sure the night was worth it!" Carolyn corrects him, "No he won't. He's got other things on his mind." Burke asks, "What?" Carolyn replies, "I think he's interested in Vicki. Seriously. He went to look for her." Burke asks, "Why?" Carolyn replies, "I think it had something to do with that pen you gave me. The minute I mentioned to him that I had told Vicki about it, he suddenly became interested in where Vicki was.." Burke exclaims, "You told Roger you told Vicki about the pen?!" Carolyn, puzzled, asks, "Yes. Why not?" Burke abruptly excuses himself to make a telephone call.

Roger tells Vicki, "When I got to Lookout Point, I didn't see Bill Malloy. At first. But when I looked down at the beach, I saw him lying there. I scrambled down there, but found he was already dead. In two feet of water. It must've been as the sheriff and coroner thought. He must've slipped and fell." Vicki asks, "Why didn't you tell anyone?" Roger replies, "Who'd have believed me? I had means, motive and opportunity. But please believe me, Vicki, I didn't kill Bill Malloy!" The phone rings. Vicki answers. It's Burke Devlin. He tells her, "You're in great danger! If anyone's there with you, pretend you're talking to Maggie!" Vicki answers, "Yes, Maggie." Burke asks, "Is Roger there with you?" Vicki answers "Yes, Maggie." Burke tells her, "Carolyn told Roger that she told you about the pen. You've got to find a way to sneak out of the house! I'll find a way to get rid of Carolyn." Vicki tries to tell him, "But Maggie, I think you're all wrong about this!", but Burke tells her, "Listen to me. Do as I say!". After she hangs up, Roger asks, "What did Maggie want?" Vicki lies, "She wanted to talk about the portrait of Betty Hanscombe." Roger remarks, "That's not important right now. What do you think about what I've just told you? What are you going to do?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I'm going to have to think about it." Roger answers, "Good. Do that. Good night."

At the Blue Whale, Burke returns to the table and lies to Carolyn, "That was Blair I was talking to. He wants me to meet him about something important. Immediately. Sorry..."

Roger is in the drawing room drinking. Vicki comes down the stairs quietly. Roger does not see her. Vicki sneaks out of the house.

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Episode 103
(TB 3/DISK 4/#6)

Tape Date: November 4, 1966
Air Date:
November 16, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Bob O'Connell as Bartender

My name is Victoria Winters. Sitting in the Drawing room of Collinwood is a man who may or may not be a murderer. I still have no way of knowing whether or not he might want to make me his next victim. In spite of the plausible story he told, Roger Collins is a man driven by fear.

Roger paces around and thinks. Finally, he goes upstairs and goes to Vicki's room. He knocks and says, "Vicki? I'd like to talk to you." Receiving no answer, he opens the door and finds that Vicki isn't in there...

Vicki goes to the Blue Whale and meets Burke Devlin there. She tells him Roger's story. He tells her, "That's ridiculous. He was right. No one would believe it." Vicki replies, "I think I do." Burke is shocked and tries to convince her Roger's story is ridiculous. He suggests that they go to the police, but Vicki protests that they have no proof of anything. Burke replies, "Yes. We've got to get that pen. If Roger were smart, he'd have thrown it into the sea and it'd be miles away by now. But maybe not. I've got a crazy idea that might work..." Without telling Vicki what his idea is, he tells her, "I don't think it would be safe for you to go back to Collinwood", but Vicki disagrees, saying, "No, I think I'm safe as long as Roger thinks I believe his story." They leave, Burke offering to drive Vicki up to the gates of Collinwood.

Sam goes into the Blue Whale. Maggie is waiting for him at a table. Sam remarks, "Hope I haven't kept you waiting long." Maggie jokes, "I thought I was going to be stood up by my own father. Now that would be the ultimate rejection!" Sam asks, "Why'd you ask me to come here?" Maggie replies, "I have something I want to talk to you about. I thought it wouldn't sound as bad here. Vicki Winters told me she had proof Bill Malloy was killed, that she had proof of who did it.." Sam asks, "What?" Maggie answers, "She wouldn't tell me. She said she was in danger because she knew and didn't want to put me in the same danger. She also said it wasn't definitive, that it wouldn't convince a jury, but it convinced her." Sam asks, "Who did she suspect?" Maggie replies, "She told me it wasn't you, but she wouldn't tell me who it was. But who else would've have any motive but Roger Collins?"

Roger paces around the drawing room, thinking. He picks up the phone, calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke Devlin, but is told he isn't in.

Sam remarks to Maggie, "You know Vicki Winters pretty well, eh?" He pressures her to call Vicki and try to get her to tell her more about what she knows. Maggie calls Collinwood. Roger answers. Maggie asks for Vicki. Roger tells her, "Vicki isn't here. I don't know where she is. In fact, I called your house earlier to see if she were there." Maggie replies, "My father and I have been here at the Blue Whale". Maggie returns to the table and is surprised to find Sam gone.

Vicki returns to Collinwood by the back way and starts up the stairs. From the drawing room, Roger hears her and calls, "Vicki..." Vicki replies, "Oh, you startled me. I didn't think anyone would still be awake this late." Roger replies, "Come her for a minute. Something I'd like to talk to you about. I went to your room earlier, but found you weren't there." Vicki replies, "Oh. I went for a walk." Roger asks, "A walk? You must be exhausted, walking this long." Vicki lies, "Oh, I wasn't walking the WHOLE time. I went to Maggie Evan's house for awhile", not knowing that Roger had talked to Maggie. She asks, "What was it you wanted to talk to me about?" Roger replies, "Oh, it wasn't that important. It's late. Good night." Vicki goes upstairs. Roger mutters. "Pleasant dreams, Miss Winters."

Vicki prepares for bed, changing into a nightgown.

Roger telephones the Blue Whale and asks if Sam Evans is there. He is told that Sam was there with his daughter earlier, but that they have both left. He asks, "Was anyone else there with them?" He is told, "No."

Vicki is in bed, asleep. The doorknob turns, and the door starts to open a few inches. Vicki awakens and screams, "Who is it! Who's there?" The door suddenly closes. Vicki continues to scream, "Who's there?" A few seconds later, Roger's voice answers, "What's wrong? Can I come in?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Roger comes in and says, "I heard you screaming from downstairs. What's wrong?" Vicki replies, "Someone tried to break into my room!" Roger asks, "Break in? But the door was unlocked." Vicki replies, "But it WAS locked! Whoever tried to break in must have unlocked it!" Roger tells her, "You must've been dreaming. I didn't run into anyone coming down when I came upstairs." Vicki protests, "But I remember. I locked the door!" Roger replies, "You must have just thought you did." He adds, "Oh, Miss Winters. I have a message for you. Maggie Evans called. She's been with her father at the Blue Whale all evening. I suggest call her in the morning and get your story straight. Good night." and leaves. Vicki locks her door.

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No studio taping November 7, 1966 to November 11, 1966 due to location shooting.

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Episode 104
(TB 3/DISK 4/#7)

Tape Date: November 14, 1966
Air Date:
November 17, 1966 Thursday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Instead of being a homeCollinwood has turned into a chamber of horrors for me. At least I expected to be safe inside my locked room, but at Collinwood locks don't seem to fulfill the function for which they were designed. Last night someone definitely entered my room. Only my screams frightened away the intruder.

It is the next morning. Elizabeth is alone in the drawing room drinking her morning coffee, a fancy coffee service on the coffee table. Vicki comes down and comes into the drawing room. Elizabeth asks, "Good morning. Sleep well?" Vicki replies, "How could I sleep well? Someone tried to break into my room last night!" Elizabeth, shocked asks, "When?" Vicki replies, "I don't know what time it was. Ask your brother. He'd know. He heard me scream and came running. Some tried to break into my room. Someone who had a key." Elizabeth assures her, "It won't happen again. I'll have another lock put on your door, one only you have the key to." She suggests that it was a prowler who had a lock pick. Vicki protests, "But I have nothing of any value. Why would a prowler pick the one room in this house without anything valuable in it?" Elizabeth suggests, "Maybe it was a prowler who didn't know this house very well." Vicki replies, "Or one who knows it very well", implying the person was after her specifically.

Elizabeth comes back down into the drawing room. She tells Vicki, "I've talked to David and I'm convinced it wasn't him." Matthew comes into the room and asks, "You called for me, Mrs. Stoddard? Something about a prowler?" Elizabeth tells him what happened to Vicki last night. Matthew replies, "Impossible. I checked like I do every night and the house was locked up." Vicki suggests, "Whoever it was could've snuck in earlier and hid in any number of places." Elizabeth tells Matthew to put an extra lock on Vicki's door. Matthew tells her, "I suggest an inside bolt. That would be the simplest and best" and leaves. Elizabeth asks Vicki, "Did Roger check the closed off part of the house last night?" Vicki replies, "I don't think so." Elizabeth leaves to check it. Vicki calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke but is told he isn't there. She remarks, "Oh, sorry, I forgot. He told me he was going to Bangor today" and hangs up. She then calls the Evan's Cottage. Sam answers. Vicki asks for Maggie. Sam tells her, "Maggie isn't here, but if it's last night call you're returning, she was calling for me. I was the one who wanted to talk to you." Vicki asks, "Why?" Sam lies, "I have more information about B. Hanscombe." Vicki excitedly asks, "What?", but Sam refuses to tell her, saying, "Telephones have extensions. I want to talk to you in person. Meet me at the Blue Whale." Vicki agrees. She adds, "If you happen to see Maggie, tells her I've found out more about what I talked to her about earlier." Elizabeth comes back down. Hearing her, Vicki quickly hangs up. Elizabeth comes into the drawing room and tells Vicki, "The prowler couldn't have hidden in the East Wing. The door's still locked and I have the only key." Vicki tells Elizabeth, "I'd better go and give David his lessons" and leaves. Elizabeth calls Roger's office but finds he isn't there. She tells the secretary, "As soon as he comes in, have him call me. Tell him it's quite urgent."

It is now getting dark. Roger returns to Collinwood, parking his car right in front of the house, not the garage. He goes in and goes into the drawing room. He tells Elizabeth, "I came home as soon as I got your message." Elizabeth demands, "Why didn't you tell me about someone trying to break into Vicki's room this morning?" Roger tells her he thinks it never happened, that Vicki has an overactive imagination. Matthew comes in and tells Elizabeth, "I've put that new lock on Miss Winter's door, Ma'am." Elizabeth asks, "Any signs that the old lock had been forced?" Matthew replies, "No." After Matthew leaves, Roger asks, "Where's Vicki now?" Elizabeth answers, "She went into town." Roger asks, "Do you know where?" Elizabeth replies, "I don't know. She just said she had to meet someone." Roger tells Elizabeth, "I'm worried about her. I think it would be best if I went and found her."

Vicki goes to the Blue Whale and meets Sam there. Sam orders a drink. Vicki orders a ginger ale. Sam asks, "How are you?" Vicki replies, "Oh, about the same as usual. Strange things have been happening at Collinwood, as usual. Someone tried to break into my room." She asks, "Did you give Maggie my message?" Sam replies, "No, I haven't had a chance to. I haven't seen her since I talked to you on the phone." Vicki asks, "What do you have to tell me about B. Hanscombe?" Sam replies, "I wouldn't blame you if you got up and left right now, but I lied to you. I don't have anything about B. Hanscombe. Never knew the fellow. The Evans's and Collins don't exactly travel in the same circles, you know. I lied to you to get you to come down here. What I really want to ask you about is the thing you told Maggie." Vicki refuses, saying, "I thought I had definitive proof then, but since then, I learned more about it and now I'm not so sure. I might have been wrong."

Vicki is going back to Collinwood, walking on the side of the road. She notices a car on the road. Suddenly, she realizes that the car is coming off the road and barreling straight toward her. She screams.

Elizabeth is in the drawing room. Suddenly, she hears a furious knocking at the door. She goes and opens it. Vicki comes running in, hysterically screaming, "Somebody tried to kill me!" She tells Elizabeth that someone tried to run her down while she was walking back to Collinwood. Elizabeth asks, "Where?" Vicki replies, "About half a mile from here!" Elizabeth asks, "Did you see what kind of car it was?" Vicki replies, "No, I just saw the headlights." Elizabeth remarks, "Too bad Roger didn't find you in town. He could've given you a ride back." Vicki asks, "Roger isn't here?" Elizabeth answers, "No, he went to look for you." Vicki remarks, "Maybe he found me." Elizabeth, giving no signs of realizing the accusatory implications of what Vicki just said, tells her, "I'll go get something to calm you down" and leaves the room. Vicki goes to the phone, calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke Devlin. Burke is in, having returned from Bangor. Vicki exclaims, "We've got to do something!" She tells Burke what happened. Burke asks, "Is Roger there?" Vicki replies, "No, he went into town." Burke asks, "Was it him?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I couldn't see the car. I was blinded by the headlights." Vicki hears Elizabeth coming back and quickly hangs up. Elizabeth hands her a glass of water and some tranquilizers. Vicki at first doesn't want to take them, but Elizabeth eventually convinces her to. After Vicki takes the tranquilizers, Elizabeth tells her to go up to her room and lie down, saying, "You'll go to sleep in no time." Vicki goes upstairs.

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Episode 105
(TB 3/DISK 4/#8)

Tape Date: November 15, 1966
Air Date:
November 18, 1966 Friday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson

My name is Victoria Winters. Ever since I arrived at Collinwood, this gloomy old mansion on the crest of Widows' Hill, has held nameless fears for me. Most of it stemming from the time I saw a dead man washed up at the foot of the cliff. A case that has been declared an accident but still has not been marked 'closed' by the Sheriff.

Sheriff George Patterson is sitting at his desk reading a folder marked, "AUTOPSY REPORT, BILL MALLOY, 220612". Burke Devlin comes into the office and announces, "I demand that the investigation on Bill Malloy's death be reopened!" The sheriff calmly shows him the file he is reading and asks, "I can't. Before a case can be reopened, it must have been closed first." Burke remarks, "You've restored my faith in you." The sheriff explains, "Collinsport is a small town. Everyone knows everyone else. If we had come down with a decision of death by person or persons unknown, everyone would have been suspicious of everyone else. That wouldn't have been good. So what we do is come down with a decision which satisfies them while we keep investigating." Burke tells the sheriff, "Vicki Winters has found some concrete evidence." The sheriff asks, "What?" Burke replies, "I want you to ask her that." The sheriff asks, "Does she really know something?" Burke replies, "Enough so that someone tried to kill her just half an hour ago!" The sheriff asks, "Do you know who?" Burke replies, "It must have been Roger. She told me the evidence was against Roger." The sheriff asks, "You? Why didn't she come to me?" Burke replies, "She thought you wouldn't be interested. She's from New York. She doesn't know the subtleties of how a small town police department works. She thought the case was really closed." The sheriff asks, "You say someone tried to kill her?" Burke tells him about someone trying to sneak into Vicki's room. He tells him she briefly saw a figure standing there so she knows it wasn't the wind. The sheriff asks, "Could it have been the boy?" Burke replies, "No. It was a tall figure, much taller than David. And also taller than Mrs. Stoddard." The sheriff remarks, "So that leaves Roger..."

Elizabeth is sitting on the bench under the stairs. Roger comes in through the front doors. Elizabeth asks, "Where were you half an hour ago?" Roger replies, "Taking a drive." Elizabeth tells him about someone trying to run Vicki down and asks, "I wonder who it could've been." Roger remarks, "I wonder where Sam Evans was this evening."

The sheriff tells Burke, "I really doubt that Roger would've tried to kill Vicki right there in Collinwood." Burke tells him, "There was another attempt a half an hour ago." He tells him about the car trying to run Vicki down. The sheriff dismisses it as just probably reckless driving, but Burke replies, "No, the car deliberately drove on the wrong side of the road trying to get her." The sheriff asks, "Why would she be walking on the road this late at night?" Burke replies, "That's what I want you to find out." The sheriff asks, "What kind of evidence does she have?" Burke replies, "She doesn't really have it right now, but I can get you concrete evidence if you'll play along with me." The sheriff asks, "For how long?" Burke replies, "Just tonight." The sheriff asks, "Where?" Burke replies, "Collinwood." The sheriff says, "OK. Let's go."

Elizabeth and Roger go into the drawing room. Elizabeth asks, "Why do you suspect Sam Evans?" Roger replies, "I think he knows more about Miss Winters than he admits. It was he who gave her that picture that looks so much like her." Elizabeth insists, "It doesn't. There's only a superficial resemblance." Roger continues, "I think the reason someone tried to kill Miss Winters has something to do with her past. I think Sam knows something about her past." Elizabeth remarks, "It couldn't have been Sam Evans who tried to sneak into Vicki's room last night." She suggests that THAT might have been a ghost. Roger remarks, "Oh, she just hallucinated seeing Bill Malloy's ghost." Elizabeth replies, "She didn't hallucinate that seaweed." They hear a car come up the road. They look out the window and see that it's the Sheriff's car. There's a knock at the door.

They go and open the door. They find the sheriff and Burke there. Burke and the sheriff come in and Burke announces, "We want to see Vicki Winters." Elizabeth tells them, "That's impossible. I gave her a sedative. She was quite overwrought earlier. She was almost run down by a careless driver." Burke remarks, "She called me earlier and told me someone tried to run her down deliberately." Roger exclaims, "NONSENSE!" The Sheriff says, "And I understand someone tried to sneak into her room last night." Roger asks Sheriff Patterson, "Do you believe in ghosts?" The Sheriff, surprised at this question, replies, "No, why?" Roger explains, "Well, Miss Winters does. She claims to have seen them. You have to understand, Sheriff, Miss Winters has a vivid imagination. She sees things other people do not see, hears things other people do not hear. She no doubt imagined someone breaking into her room." Burke asks, "What about the pen she found? Did she imagine the pen?" He explains about the pen, about how he gave it to Carolyn, how Roger objected to her taking a gift from him when she found out and took it from her, how he lost it, how Vicki found it at Lookout Point. He concludes by saying Roger must have lost it there when he killed Bill Malloy. Roger remarks, "Just because it was found there doesn't mean I lost it there. I might have lost it somewhere else. Someone else might have found it then later lost it at Lookout Point. For instance, Bill Malloy might have found it around Collinwood and brought it to Lookout Point himself." Burke protests, "But YOU were at Lookout Point. Vicki told me you told her you went there to meet him and claimed to have found him already dead." Roger lies, "Delusions. That girl lives in a dream world. May I see the pen? How do we know that the pen show found is the same pen?" Burke replies, "She said you stole it." Roger again says, "Delusions..." Burke takes a silver filigree pen out of his pocket. Roger is shocked. He takes a close look at the pen and lies, "No, I don't think this is the pen I took from Carolyn. The pattern is different." Burke remarks, "Why don't we ask Carolyn? I'm sure she has a better memory than you." Roger remarks, "So what? There must be thousands of pens like this around." Burke lies, "No. There's only one like it in this country." The sheriff tells Elizabeth, "I'd like to see both Carolyn and Vicki in my office tomorrow."

The sheriff and Burke leave. Elizabeth and Roger look out the window at the car go. Elizabeth then asks Roger, "What's all this about, Roger. I want the truth!", but Roger replies, "There's something I've got to do right away" and leaves.

Roger goes to the place where he buried the pen. He moves the rock then digs up the pen. Suddenly, he is startled to hear a voice from behind him say, "Thanks, Roger. You've saved us a good deal of trouble." He turns around and sees the sheriff and Burke behind him. It has all been a trap. Burke remarks to the sheriff, "Well, how's that for concrete evidence?"

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Episode 106
(TB 4/DISK 1/#1)

Tape Date: November 16, 1966
Air Date:
November 21, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Hugh Franklin as Richard Garner
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. When I came to Collinwood months ago I never dreamt a member of the Collins family would be suspected of murder. Or that I would have to testify against him.

Purchase Dark Shadows "The Beginning volume 4" from AmazonIt is the next morning. Vicki goes to the sheriff's office, saying, "Mrs. Stoddard told me you wanted to see me." Vicki is surprised to find Richard Garner there and tells him so. Garner explains, "I'm legal counsel for Roger Collins. I have a right to be here while the sheriff questions you." Vicki asks, "Where IS Roger?" The sheriff replies, "We're holding him right now." Vicki asks, "What's going to happen to him?" The sheriff replies, "That depends your answers to my questions." He takes out the silver pen and asks, "Do you recognize this?" Vicki replies, "Yes. This is the pen I found at Lookout Point." The sheriff asks, "When?" Vicki replies, "A few days after Bill Malloy died." The sheriff asks, "What happened to it?" Vicki explains, "I took it back to Collinwood. I didn't know what it meant at the time, I just thought it was pretty. Soon afterwards, it disappeared. I thought David had stolen it." The sheriff asks, "Had Roger seen the pen?" Vicki replies, "Yes. Several times." The sheriff asks, "How did he react?" Vicki replies, "He didn't. He couldn't, or it would've given him away." Garner objects, "I object! That assumes my client is guilty!" The sheriff asks Vicki, "When did you recognize the significance of the pen?" Vicki replies, "When I saw James Blair writing with another pen just like it. He told me Burke Devlin had given to him, that he bought two in South America and gave one to him. I at first thought it meant Burke had killed Bill Malloy, but then I found what really happened from Carolyn, that Burke had given her the pen and Roger had taken it away from her and lost it. When Roger found out Carolyn had told me about the pen, he came to me and admitted that he had gone to meet Bill Malloy at Lookout Point, but claimed that Malloy was already dead when he got there." The sheriff asks, "Do you believe him?" Vicki replies, "I did at the time, but then certain things started happening." She tells him about someone trying to sneak into her room, then someone trying to run her down last night. The sheriff asks, "What time was this?" Vicki replies, "About 8 o'clock." The sheriff asks, "Are you sure?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I left town at 7:30 and the walk back to Collinwood takes a good half hour." The sheriff asks, "What were you doing in Collinsport?" Vicki replies, "Sam Evans called me and told me he wanted to talk to me. I went to the Blue Whale to do so." The sheriff asks, "What did he want to talk to you about?" Vicki replies, "Something about Bill Malloy's death. He kind of rambled. I didn't understand what he was driving at." Garner asks Vicki, "Did you see who it was who tried to break into your room? Did you see the face of the person who you say tried to run you down?" Vicki admits that she didn't. Garner remarks, "Then you have no proof against my client." Vicki replies, "Well, someone tried to kill me, and if it wasn't Roger, who was it?" The sheriff tells Vicki she's free to go. Garner remarks to Vicki, "Oh yes, Miss Winters, my son wants to see you later." Carolyn comes in. She asks, "What's going on?" She is obviously quite distraught. Vicki asks, "Didn't Mrs. Stoddard tell you?" Carolyn replies, "She just told me Uncle Roger was being held on suspicion of having something to do with Bill Malloy's death and that the sheriff wanted to talk to me." The sheriff asks Vicki to go outside while he talks to Carolyn alone.

The sheriff shows Carolyn the pen and asks her, "Have you ever seen this?" Carolyn replies, "Yes. It's mine. I lost it." The sheriff asks, "Where did you get it?" Carolyn replies, "Burke Devlin gave it to me." The sheriff asks, "And you say you lost it?" Carolyn explains, "Actually it was my Uncle Roger who lost it. When he found out about it, he took it away from me, saying I shouldn't be taking gifts from Burke. He meant to give it back to Burke, but lost it." The sheriff asks, "Do you remember when he lost it." Carolyn replies, "The night Bill Malloy died." The sheriff tells her, "Miss Winters found it. At Lookout Point. She also says that once Roger found out you told her about the pen, he tried to run her down on the road." Carolyn gets even more distraught and screams, "NO! He couldn't have. I've known Uncle Roger all my life, and he couldn't have done such things!" The sheriff asks Vicki back in and tells her, "You'd better take Miss Stoddard back home right now." Carolyn screams at Vicki, "Tell him, Vicki. Uncle Roger couldn't have done all these things. Tell him, Vicki, tell him!" But Vicki takes her arm and only says, "Let's go home, Carolyn." Carolyn screams, "Why won't you tell him, Vicki, why?"

After Vicki and Carolyn leave, the sheriff presses his intercom and orders, "Bring Roger Collins in here!" Roger is brought in. He grumbles, "I'm going to sue you for false arrest! This escapade is going to cost you your badge!" The sheriff calmly replies, "Go ahead. But right now, I still have my badge, and while I do, I have the right to question you." He asks, "Why did you bury the pen?" Roger replies, "Because I knew it would lead you and certain other people to the wrong conclusion." Garner tells Roger, "You don't have to answer his questions. You haven't been formally charged yet." Roger replies, "I want to. I don't have anything to hide." He admits to the sheriff that he had arranged to meet Bill Malloy for a business meeting at Lookout Point. The sheriff remarks, "Lookout Point? Isn't that a strange place for a business meeting?" Roger replies, "I wanted to talk to Malloy because I wasn't satisfied with the way he was running the plant. I wanted it to be very private." He goes on, "When I got there, I found him dead. He was lying face down in two feet of water." The sheriff asks, "Why didn't you come and report it to me?" Roger replies, "I was confused. I didn't want to become involved. I wanted to spare my sister the strain of a court hearing." The sheriff asks, "Do you have a complete set of keys to Collinwood?" Roger replies, "No, I only have the key to the front door and some of the rooms. My sister has the only complete set." The sheriff asks, "Do you have the key to Miss Winter's room?" Roger replies, "Of course not." The sheriff asks, "Do you have access to your sister's keys?" Roger replies, "Oh, I see what you're getting at now. No, it wasn't me who tried to sneak into her room." The sheriff asks, "Where were you at 8:00 last night?" Roger replies, "I was out driving around. I wanted to think." The sheriff asks, "Did anyone see you?" Roger thinks for awhile and replies, "Yes. I stopped for gas just a little after 8:00." The sheriff asks, "Where?" Roger replies, "At a gas station in Clearwater. Miles away from where Miss Winters said someone tried to run her down." The sheriff remarks, "We'll check it out." Roger replies, "Good. Do that. You'll find out what I've told you is the truth. Everything I've told you is the truth."

At Collinwood, Carolyn tells Vicki, "You're wrong about Uncle Roger. He couldn't have done what you say her tried to do!"

The sheriff tells Roger, "I have a few more questions. About that meeting with Bill Malloy at Lookout Point." Roger interrupts, "I've already told you. It was about business." The sheriff remarks, "That's not what Burke Devlin says. He said Malloy had new evidence about his manslaughter conviction. If that's true, then that would give you a motive for murdering him. And the meeting Malloy had arranged in your office. What that was all about." Roger turns to Garner and demands, "Do something, Garner! This is all preposterous!" The sheriff replies, "No, it's not all preposterous. Someone tried to kill Miss Winters." Roger replies, "Well, that someone was not I."

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Episode 107
(TB 4/DISK 1/#2)

Tape Date: November 18, 1966
Air Date:
November 22, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Hugh Franklin as Richard Garner
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
David Ford as Sam Evans
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I have lived through a terrifying week at Collinwood. Twice someone has tried to kill me. Now at last the Sheriff is asking questions and a friend has arrived in Collinsport, a friend who wants to help and protect me.

Frank Garner comes to the police station. He asks his father, "Where's Vicki?" Richard Garner tells his son, "She's back at Collinwood." Frank asks, "What about Roger?" His father tells him, "They're checking out his alibi right now. I'm certain it'll check out. He said he was in Clearwater getting gas at 8:00 last night. It wasn't Roger who tried to kill Vicki." Frank replies, "If it wasn't Roger, then who was it? I'm worried, Dad. If it wasn't Roger, then that means whoever it was is still out there." Richard tells him, "There's one other suspect. A local artist named Sam Evans." The sheriff comes in. A few seconds later, Sam Evans comes in. He asks, "What's going on? Why did you have me brought here?" The sheriff replies, "Someone tried to run Vicki Winters over last night. I understand you met her at the Blue Whale. What did you do after that?" Sam replies, "I drove to the beach and walked around there for awhile. It was a beautiful night." The sheriff asks, "Did anyone see you?" Sam replies, "No. I wanted to be alone, so I picked a part of the beach that was deserted." Frank excuses himself and leaves. The sheriff lets Sam go. As soon as Sam goes through the door, the sheriff picks up the phone and says, "Chris? Sam Evans is just leaving. Keep an eye on him!"

At Collinwood, the clock in the foyer strikes 6:15 in the evening. Vicki is walking around. She looks very nervous. She goes into the drawing room, turns on some lights, picks up a magazine and starts to read it. There's a knock at the door. This seems to alarm her. She goes to the door and asks nervously, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Frank Garner." Vicki opens the door and exclaims, "You don't know how happy I am to see you!" Frank tells her, "Dad told me what's been happening to you." Vicki replies, "I was worried about what Roger might do, but I didn't think he'd try to kill me!" Frank tells her, "Maybe it wasn't Roger. He seems to have an air tight alibi." Vicki asks, "The who could it have been?" Frank asks, "Is there anyone else in this house who could've wanted you dead?" Vicki answers, "No." Frank asks, "How about a man named Sam Evans? He has no alibi for that time." Vicki, shocked, replies, "Sam? No. It couldn't have been him! Sam would never harm me!" Frank asks, "That meeting you had with him at the Blue Whale. What was it about? Vicki replies, "Something about Bill Malloy's death." Frank asks, "What would he be concerned about Bill Malloy's death?" Vicki replies, "Burke Devlin claims that Sam Evans knows that he wasn't responsible for the manslaughter charge 10 years ago, but withheld evidence, and that Bill Malloy found out about this. But he's never been able to prove it." Frank replies, "Well, that would give Sam a motive to kill Bill Malloy, and to kill you, if he thought you found out something about Bill Malloy's death." Vicki interrupts, "But wait. It couldn't have been Sam who tried to break into my room. He wouldn't have been able to break into the house." Frank replies, "Oh. I'd forgotten about that." He pauses for a minute that says, "Wait. What if Burke Devlin is right? If Roger and Sam were in cahoots 10 years ago, then they might be in cahoots today. It could've been Roger who tried to break into your room and Sam Evans who tried to run you down." Vicki insists, "But Sam Evans would never hurt me!". Frank replies, "But we do know he might have a motive." Frank tells Vicki, "I've got to go to the sheriff's office to see what's going on. Are you going to be free for dinner tonight?" Vicki replies that she is. Frank tells her, "Good. Then I'll be back to pick you up in about an hour" and leaves.

Elizabeth comes down and asks Vicki, "Have you seen David?" Vicki replies that she hasn't. Elizabeth tells her, "It's dark. I'm worried about him. Where could he be?" Vicki replies, "He's probably at the old house talking to one of his ghost friends." Elizabeth asks, "Could you do me a favor? Could you go and see if he's there?" Vicki replies, "Sure". Elizabeth tells her, "Wait a minute. There's another place he could be. Let me call Matthew and see if he's at his cottage." She telephones Matthew and asks him if David is there. Matthew replies, "No. He's probably over at the old house. I'll go and see." Elizabeth tells him, "That won't be necessary. Miss Winters is going to see if he's at the old house. Could you go see if he's playing by the cliffs instead?" Matthew replies, "Yes Ma'am."

At the sheriff's office, Richard Garner asks the Sheriff, "How much longer will it take you to check Roger's alibi?" The sheriff replies, "Not long. We should know soon." Frank Garner comes in and asks, "Where's Sam Evans?" The sheriff replies, "We released him." Frank tells him, "You've got to get him back. I've just learned he may have withheld evidence in Burke's manslaughter conviction 10 years ago." His father, Roger's attorney, tries to get him to shut up, saying, "That's a dead issue", but Frank will not listen. He tells the sheriff how this would give Sam a motive for trying to kill Vicki and insists," Sam Evans must be arrested for Vicki's safety!"

Sam Evans is brought back to the sheriff's office. Sam complains, "This is the second time you've dragged me down here today. Now that's too much!" The sheriff calmly tells him, "I have a few more questions to ask you. You don't own a car, do you?" Sam replies, "No." The sheriff asks, "And you don't borrow Maggie's very often, do you?" Sam again replies, "No." The sheriff asks, "Then why did you last night? It's quite a coincidence that you would do so on the night someone tried to run Miss Winters over; quite a coincidence that it would also be you who she went to the Blue Whale to meet; quite a coincidence that no one saw you at the time someone was trying to run her over. I don't like so many coincidences." Sam gets angry and shouts, "I told you all about last night! Besides, I would have no reason to want to kill Vicki!" The sheriff remarks, "Maybe Vicki found out something you didn't want her to know about that manslaughter charge 10 years ago." Sam vehemently denies having had anything to do with that.

A shadowy figure carrying an old fashioned railroad lantern goes up the front stairs of the old house and goes inside. A few minutes later, Vicki arrives near old house. The shadowy figure is now up on the roof, lurking behind one of the large, decorative planter urns up there. Vicki walks up to the front of the old house and nears the front stairs. The shadowy figure pushes the urn off the roof. Vicki hears a noise above her and looks up. She is startled to see one of the urns tumbling down toward her. It smashes into the ground in front of her feet, just missing her by inches. The shadowy figure runs off before Vicki can look up and see who it is.

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Episode 108
(TB 4/DISK 1/#3)

Tape Date: November 21, 1966
Air Date: November 23, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Just when the terror in my life seemed to be subsiding, and the pleasure of a weekend away from Collinwood was moments away, I suddenly found myself facing a situation more horrible than anything I had known.

Vicki runs to Matthew Morgan's cottage, goes inside and screams, "Matthew! Matthew!", but finds that Matthew isn't there. A few seconds later, Matthew comes walking through the front door, carrying an old fashioned railroad lantern in his right hand. He asks Vicki, "What are you doing here?" Vicki hysterically replies, "I've got to use the phone! It's urgent! I've got to call the sheriff!" Matthew asks, "Why?", but Vicki just tells him, "No time to tell you now. I'll tell you later. I've got to call the sheriff!" She goes and picks up the phone and starts to dial. Matthew comes over and puts his finger over the phone button, cutting her off. Vicki looks at him in puzzlement. Matthew takes the receiver from her, hangs it up, and demands to know why she has to call the sheriff. Vicki explains, "I've got to get him up here. Someone just tried to kill me! One of those old urns fell from the roof of the old house and almost hit me. Someone must have pushed it!" Matthew remarks, "It was probably just an accident. Those urns are very old. Probably just fell all by itself", but Vicki insists, "Those heavy urns don't just fall over by themselves. Someone must have pushed it! Have you seen Roger in the last hour?" Matthew asks, "Why?" Vicki lies, "He was at the sheriff's office earlier. I just wondered if they let him go yet." Matthew remarks, "You think he did it, don't you?" Vicki exclaims, "I've got to call the sheriff!" and tries to pick up the phone, but Matthew stops her and says, "No. I won't let you! I don't you getting them to come here again and bother Miss Stoddard." Vicki cries, "But someone just tried to kill me! Isn't my life more important than Mrs. Stoddard's privacy?" She tries to leave, but Matthew bars her way, saying, "You're not going anywhere, Miss Winters!"

David returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth demands, "Where have you been?" David replies, "Out playing by the cliffs." Elizabeth reprimands him for being out so late. She asks, "Have you seen Miss Winters? She's out looking for you. She said she thought you'd be at the old house." David contemptuously remarks, "Shows what she knows. No, I haven't seen her." Elizabeth tells him, "I'm worried. I sent her to the old house to look for you. She should be back by now."

Vicki asks Matthew, "What are you doing?" Matthew replies, "I just want to ask you a few questions. What did you find out about Mr. Malloy's death?" Vicki lies, "Nothing", but Matthew tells her, "David says you did. He told me he heard you telling that Maggie Evans you did." Vicki tells him about the fountain pen and how it implicated Roger.

David tells Elizabeth, "Maybe one of the ghosts got her!" Elizabeth, upset by this kind of talk, sends him to the kitchen to eat dinner. David leaves. There's a knock at the door. It's Frank Garner. He asks to see Vicki. Elizabeth tells him, "She's not here." Frank, puzzled, remarks, "Not here? But we had a dinner date. Do you know where she went?" Elizabeth replies, "To the old house to look for David." Frank remarks, "Maybe she's still there with him", but Elizabeth tells him, "No, David's back home. And it takes less than 5 minutes to walk to the old house and back. It's been over 20 minutes now. I'm worried." Frank tells her, "I'll go to the old house to look for her." Elizabeth replies, "Wait. Let me get my coat. I'll go with you."

Frank Garner and Elizabeth return from the old house without having found Vicki. Frank remarks, "That broken urn bothers me. I think we'd better call the sheriff." Elizabeth tells him, "Wait. Let me check one more place. The caretaker's cottage." Frank asks, "Why would she be there?" Elizabeth replies, "I sent him to look around for David too. Maybe she went there to see if Matthew found David." She telephones Matthew's cottage.

The phone rings at Matthew's cottage. Matthew answers the phone. Elizabeth tells him, "David's come back home. Have you seen Miss Winters?" Matthew replies, "No, Mrs. Stoddard. I haven't seen her." Vicki gives a start on hearing him say this. Elizabeth tells Matthew to go look for Vicki. He tells her he will. After Matthew hangs up, Vicki asks, "What did Miss Stoddard want?" Matthew lies, "She wanted to see if I've found David." Vicki asks, "But she said 'her'. Was she asking about me?" Matthew lies, "No. She was asking about Miss Carolyn." Vicki protests, "But why would she do that? She knows where Carolyn is. She sent her into town to be with friends!" Matthew remarks, "You don't believe me, do you, Miss Winters." Vicki lies that she does. Matthew asks, "Then why do you look so scared?" Vicki replies, "Because someone just tried to kill me again. And last night, someone tried to run me over. Please, I just want to go home." Matthew remarks, "I still don't think anyone tried to kill you. That urn must've fell all by itself, and last night must have been an accident too." Vicki protests, "But the car came right at me! It must've been deliberate! He must've seen me!" Matthew tells her, "Not necessarily. On those dark old country roads, sometimes you can't see more than a few in front of you at 8:00 at night." Vicki asks, "How did you know what time it was?" Matthew replies, "You mentioned it." Vicki tells him, "No I didn't. I just said it was last night." Matthew lies, "I heard Mrs. Stoddard talking about some sort of accident that happened at 8:00 last night." He looks at Vicki for awhile then asks, "You don't believe me, do you?" Vicki lies, "Yes I do. Let me go now." Matthew replies, "I can't. Not now." Vicki goes to the door to leave, but Matthew runs to the door and bars her way. He shouts, "You're going to go back and tell them I killed Bill Malloy, aren't you?" He sounds desperate and not quite sane now. She promises, "No I'm not." but he grabs her and holds her arm in a hammerlock.

Frank Garner and Elizabeth are waiting nervously at Collinwood. The sheriff arrives. Elizabeth tells him that Vicki's missing. The sheriff asks, "How do you know she didn't just go into town?" Elizabeth explains, "She wouldn't have done that. She had a dinner date with Mr. Garner." The sheriff tells them, "I have a deputy outside. We'll search the grounds."

Vicki tells Matthew, "I don't think you had anything to do with Mr. Malloy's death!" Matthew asks, "Then why do you look so scared? Why are you shaking like a leaf?" Vicki replies, "Because you grabbed me and scared me! I don't believe you had anything to do with Bill Malloy's death. You would have no motive." Matthew seems to calm down slightly and remarks, "That's right. I wouldn't". Vicki pleads, Please let me go now!" When Matthew shows no sign that he is going to let her go, Vicki tells him, "Please. I feel sick. I need a drink of water." Matthew remarks, "Sure. And as soon as I go to get you one, you're going to run out that door, aren't you?" Vicki promises that she won't. Matthew tells her, "I'll get you a glass of whiskey. That'll help you." As soon as he turns to the sideboard to get her a glass of whiskey, Vicki starts to run to the door, but Matthew manages to catch her before she gets there. Now sounding really crazy, he shouts, "You lied to me! You think I killed Bill Malloy. I had to! I had to!" Vicki asks, "What are you going to do now?" Matthew replies, "I don't know." Vicki tells him, "They're going to wonder where I am at Collinwood! You've have to let me go!" Matthew replies, "No I don't. I have to kill you!" *Note: This episode starts with a reprise of the last paragraph of the last episode before the 'waves and cliffs' opening title. It is the first one to do so.

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Episode 109
Air Date:
November 24, 1966 Thursday
No show. Pre-empted for Thanksgiving football game.

Episode 110
Air Date: November 25, 1966 Friday
No show. Pre-empted for football game.

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Episode 111
(TB 4/DISK 1/#4)

Tape Date: November 22, 1966
Air Date:
November 28, 1966 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Conrad Fowkes as Frank Garner
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. In the past week three attempts have been made on my life by an unknown assassin. A man who has already killed once. I have just learnt that man's identity.

Matthew tells Vicki, "I can't let you go now." Vicki promises, "If you let me go, I won't tell anyone what I know!", but Matthew replies, "There's only one way I'll believe you won't tell, and that's if you're dead!" He remarks, "I don't want to kill you. I've never killed anyone before." Vicki asks, "What about Bill Malloy?" Matthew explains, "That was an accident. I didn't mean to kill him. I ran into him at Lookout Point and got into an argument with him about him causing trouble for the Collins family. I wanted him to stop. I got angry and grabbed his arm. He lost his balance, slipped, and fell from the cliff. When I got down there, he was already dead. I heard Roger coming and hid behind some rocks. I saw Roger find Bill Malloy's body." Vicki remarks, "So Roger was telling the truth...." Matthew continues, "Now, I have to kill you, Miss Winters." Vicki shouts, "No you don't! Don't you see, it was just an accident that Bill Malloy died. If you kill me now, it'll be cold blooded murder! The penalty for that is severer!" Matthew replies, "Not if I'm not caught. But if I don't kill you, it'll mean years in prison!"

Elizabeth and Frank Garner are waiting nervously in the drawing room. Frank Garner remarks, "What's taking them so long?" Elizabeth replies, "You don't know the size of the estate. It could take quite a while to search the whole thing." There's a knock at the door. Elizabeth answers. It's the sheriff. He tells them he's found no trace of Vicki yet and is going to telephone the office to get more men. Frank Garner asks, "Have you searched the entire property?" The sheriff replies, "Not the woods. I'm going to need more men for that. That's what I came here to do." He calls the office and tells "Chris" to send more men down. The sheriff asks, "How many buildings are there on the property?" Elizabeth answers, "Three houses. This one, the old house, and Matthew's cottage. There are also numerous barns, stable, sheds, etc. I know she's not in any of the houses. She's not here, Mr. Garner and I have already checked the old house, and I telephoned Matthew earlier and Vicki wasn't there. "

Vicki tries to convince Matthew that if he kills her, he'll be caught, that when her body's found, it'll be obvious who killed her, that there are only four people on the estate right now, David, Elizabeth, Mrs. Johnson, and him, and that he would be the most likely suspect. Matthew thinks for awhile then announces, "I'm going to have to kill you. I know a spot, a cove about two miles from here where your body will never be found." Vicki starts to cry.

Elizabeth and Frank Garner are now alone, the sheriff having left. Elizabeth tells Frank, "I'm worried that she might have had an accident. There are a lot of places on the estate where she could have had one, places the police might never find. The caves over by the beach, for example." Frank asks, "Couldn't you provide them with a list of those places?" Elizabeth replies, "No. Even though I've lived here most of my life, I don't really know the whole estate. Neither does my brother. There's only one man who does, the caretaker, Matthew Morgan. By the way, I asked him to look for Vicki earlier. I think I'll check up on him." She telephones Matthew's cottage.

At Matthew's cottage, the phone rings, but Matthew doesn't answer it. Vicki asks, "Why don't you answer it?" Matthew replies, "Because I know who it is. It's Mrs. Stoddard. She thinks I'm out looking for you. That's what I want her to think. After awhile, I'll go to the house and report that I searched everywhere and didn't find you." Vicki runs to the phone, but Matthew gets there before her and puts his hand on the receiver, preventing her from picking it up. Finally, the phone stops ringing.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Frank continue to sit in the drawing room, waiting nervously. Elizabeth asks, "What time is it?" Frank replies, "A few minutes after eight." Elizabeth remarks, "That's all? It feels like a lot longer than that." Frank tells Elizabeth, "I'm worried. Maybe Vicki wasn't in an accident. Maybe the same person who's been trying to kill her is responsible for her disappearance." Elizabeth asks, "But why would anyone want to kill Vicki?" Frank replies, "I don't know. Maybe she found out something about Bill Malloy's death." He asks about Bill Malloy. Elizabeth tells her that on the day he died, he came to the house and told her he'd have to do something that would harm the family, that he didn't want to do it but had to. Frank suggests, "Or maybe it was someone who wanted to protect the family."

At the cottage, Matthew is just standing there. Vicki asks, "What are you doing?" Matthew replies, "Thinking." Vicki asks, "Thinking about what?" Matthew replies, "About the best way to kill you!" He tell her, "I wasn't quite telling the whole truth earlier when I told you I never killed before. I did. Once. A dog. An old dog. I killed it to put it out of its misery. I didn't want it to suffer, so I killed it the quickest way I could. It never knew what happened, it happened so fast. I broke its neck. I'm not going to make you suffer either." He lunges at her and grabs her by the throat and prepares to break her neck. Suddenly, Elizabeth comes in through the front door and shouts, "MATTHEW!" Matthew lets Vicki go. Vicki screams, "He tried to kill me!"

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Episode 112
(TB 4/DISK 1/#5)

Tape Date: November 23, 1966
Air Date: November 29, 1966 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. I have just lived through the most terrifying hour of my life. I have learnt the identity of a murderer and he has attempted to kill me. I would not be alive now if someone hadn't interrupted him in the act of trying to murder me.

Elizabeth asks, "What's going on?" Vicki shouts, "He killed Bill Malloy, and he just tried to kill me!" Elizabeth turns to Matthew and asks, "Is that true?" Matthew replies, "It is." Elizabeth gasps, "I can't believe it!" Matthew explains to her what happened to Bill Malloy. He finishes up by saying, "I was only trying to help you, Ma'am." Elizabeth replies, "I understand, Matthew." She tells him, "I won't let anything happen to you." Matthew just stands there with a dubious look on his face. Elizabeth tells him, "You can trust me. Have I ever lied to you before?" Matthew replies, "No. You've always been good to me." Elizabeth tells Vicki, "Vicki, go back to the house." Vicki heads toward the door but Matthew rushes to block it, screaming, "NOOOO!" He explains, "I trust you, Mrs. Stoddard, but I don't trust her." Elizabeth asks, "Vicki, you promise not to say anything, don't you?" Vicki replies, "Yes.", but Matthew, still not believing this, refuses to allow Vicki to leave. Elizabeth tells him, "All right, Matthew, we'll keep a watch on her. We won't give her a chance to telephone the sheriff. Let's all go back together." Matthew asks, "Why?" Elizabeth, "I just want to talk to you." Matthew asks, "Why not here?" Elizabeth replies, "I'd just prefer to talk at Collinwood." Matthew asks, "Why the hurry to get back to the house?" He guesses correctly, "The sheriff's there, isn't he? You must've called him earlier to look for Miss Winters." He suddenly yells, "YOU LIED TO ME! YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT!" He lunges at her, his hands aimed at her throat, but he stops, his hands inches from her throat. Shocked at what he's just tried to do, he screams and runs out the front door.

At Collinwood, Frank Garner is talking to the Sheriff. The sheriff asks, "Couldn't Miss Winters be with Carolyn?" Frank replies, "No, Mrs. Stoddard sent Carolyn into town to stay with friends earlier today." They hear the front door open. Vicki comes running in, shouting "It was Matthew!" Elizabeth comes walking in after her. She explains, "Matthew admits that he killed Bill Malloy. It was an accident." The sheriff asks, "Where is Matthew?" Elizabeth tells him, "He drove off in his car, an old station wagon." The sheriff leaves to inform his deputies. Frank asks Elizabeth, "How did you know where to find Vicki?" Elizabeth replies, "Something you said about there being someone who might want to protect the family got me thinking." The sheriff comes back and asks Vicki what happened. Vicki tells him about the urn almost hitting her, going to Matthew's cottage to use the phone, etc. After she finishes, Elizabeth tells him what happened after she got to the cottage. The sheriff asks Elizabeth, "Do you know where Matthew might have gone? Any relatives or anything?" Elizabeth replies, "No, I don't really know anything about Matthew's private life."

It is a little later. Vicki and Frank Garner are alone in the drawing room. Frank tells Vicki, "I'm going to take you out to have the biggest steak Collinsport has to offer!" Roger returns and comes walking into the room. Vicki asks, "Have you heard what's happened?" Roger replies, "Yes. It was quite a shock." Vicki tells him, "I'm very sorry that I suspected you..", but Roger replies, in a very sarcastic voice, "Sorry? About what? Thinking I was a maniacal murderer? Putting me through the worst experience of my life? Think nothing of it!" and leaves. Vicki tells Frank, "I feel terrible!" Frank tells her, "Come on, you'll feel much better after you've had dinner."

At the cottage, Elizabeth and the sheriff are going through Matthew's personal possessions. They find a letter addressed to a brother in Coldwater. The sheriff calls his office and orders that a watch be put on the road 105 to Coldwater. He is told that Matthew's car was already spotted on 105, that he was going at 80 miles an hour. Roger comes in. The sheriff leaves. Roger demands that Elizabeth fire Vicki for having put him through so much public humiliation. Elizabeth refuses, saying what Vicki did was reasonable, that it's his own fault he looked so suspicious, that if he had come forward earlier instead of trying to cover everything up, he wouldn't have. Roger remarks, "I'm not going to argue with you. I know it wouldn't do any good. I'm just glad this whole thing is over." Elizabeth replies, "It isn't over. There's still Burke Devlin. He won't stop until he's destroyed us. Or we destroy him first."

Frank and Vicki return to Collinwood from dinner. Vicki tells Frank, "I feel much better now." Frank asks, "How about coming to stay in Bangor for the weekend? I'll show you the town. Maybe we'll find out more about B. Hanscombe." Vicki replies, "If I can arrange it." Elizabeth returns. Frank asks, "Mrs. Stoddard. Would it be possible for Vicki to have the weekend off?" Elizabeth replies, "Certainly. By the way, we needn't worry about Matthew anymore. He was spotted driving to Coldwater, 50 miles away." Vicki is very relieved to hear this. Frank tells Vicki, "I feel much better now about leaving you here now that I know you're safe. Goodnight. I'll see you tomorrow" and leaves. Vicki apologizes for suspecting Roger and putting him through such an ordeal. Elizabeth tells her, "You don't need to apologize. You only did what you thought was right." Vicki replies, "Your brother doesn't think so." Elizabeth tells her, "He's being unreasonable. Don't worry about it." Vicki remarks, "I feel much safer now I know Matthew isn't around." Elizabeth assures her, "You don't have to worry about Matthew anymore. He's miles away from here by now."

But Elizabeth is wrong. A few hundred yards away, Matthew Morgan, carrying an old fashioned railroad lantern, mounts the steps to the old house, goes up to the front door, opens it and goes in...

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Episode 113
(TB 4/DISK 1/#6)

Tape Date: November 25, 1966
Air Date:
November 30, 1966 Wednesday
Writer:
Francis Swann
Director:
John Sedwick
Thayer David as Matthew Morgan
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood is still living up to its name as a ghost-ridden house where deaths have gone unsolved. Except that in this case, the murderer is known. Only his whereabouts are unknown. But much like a wounded animal at bay, he has taken refuge in the one place where he thinks he'll be safe. The Old House has already been searched thoroughly, so Matthew Morgan feels this is one place the police will not look again.

Matthew goes into the old house and walks up to a bookcase built into the wall to the right of the fireplace. He pushes a secret button and pulls open the bookcase, revealing a secret room behind it. He goes in and closes the bookcase.

Mrs. Johnson goes to the Collinsport Inn and goes to Burke Devlin's room. There, she tells him about what happened, about Matthew being behind the attempts at Vicki's life, about Matthew having killed Bill Malloy. Shocked, Burke exclaims, "I can't believe it! Why would he do it?" Mrs. Johnson replies, somewhat sarcastically, "He thought he was protecting the sacred name of Collins." Burke, still shocked, remarks, "I don't believe it! I was so sure it was Roger Collins!" He asks her, "You know, the original intention of putting you at Collinwood was to get evidence that Roger killed Malloy, but now this has happened, I'd like you to stay at Collinwood..." Mrs. Johnson interrupts, "I have no intention of leaving. I still think Roger is really responsible for all by lying about that accident 10 year ago. I intend to find evidence of it!"

A few minutes after Mrs. Johnson leaves, there's a knock at the door. It's David. Burke remarks, "I suppose you came here to tell me the good news that it wasn't your father who killed Bill Malloy." David replies, "That's not good news. I hate him. I wish it had turned out to be him and they took him away for it!" Burke tells him, "Davey! But he's your father! How could you hate your own father?" David replies, "Because of the way he treated my mother! I still think he did it. I saw it in my crystal ball. I saw him standing over the body." Burke tells him, "Well, maybe he had found Bill Malloy already dead, just as he said." David remarks, "I can't believe YOU'RE defending him!" Burke replies, "I have a strong aversion against framing an innocent man."

At Collinwood, Mrs. Johnson is dusting in the drawing room. As she is doing so, she is surreptitiously opening the drawers in the various cabinets and snooping through them. She hears the front door close and quickly closes the drawer she is snooping through. She looks in the foyer and sees that it is David. David has hung his coat on the banister knob and is going up the stairs. Mrs. Johnson shouts, "David! Is that the way you hang your coat up!" David takes the coat and hangs it up on the coat rack by the door. He remarks, "I saw you in town today." Mrs. Johnson lies, "I was running some errands." David asks, "At the Collinsport Inn? I saw you coming from there." Mrs. Johnson lies, "You must be mistaken. I was nowhere near the Collinsport Inn. What would I be doing there?" David replies, "To see Burke Devlin." Mrs. Johnson lies, "Now what would I be doing seeing him? He and I have nothing in common." David replies, "Yes you do. We three all do. We all hate my father." Mrs. Johnson exclaims, "That's nonsense!", but David replies, "I know you hate him. I can see it in the way you look at him." David puts his coat back on and tells Mrs. Johnson, "There's something I've got to do." Mrs. Johnson protests that it's almost dinner, but David tells her, "This is important. I've got to go the old house and asks my friends what really happened." Mrs. Johnson, puzzled, remarks, "But there isn't anyone living at the old house." David replies, "My friends aren't alive. They're ghosts."

David goes to the old house. He goes to the portrait of Josette Collins and asks, "Who really did all those terrible things?" Suddenly, David is startled by a hand grabbing him from behind. He turns and is surprised to find that it's Matthew. Matthew asks, "What are you doing here?" David replies, "I want to help you." Matthew asks, "Why?" David replies, "Because I know my father really did all those things, not you. I want you to stay here until I find evidence to prove it." Matthew begs, "Do me a favor, David. Give me some time. Don't tell anyone you've seen me here until I've had time to get away." David tells him, "No, don't leave. I won't tell anyone you're here. It would be dangerous for you to try to run away. There are police everywhere." Matthew asks, "But I can't stay here. I would need food." David tells him, "I'll get you food from the house. I'll sneak it out." Matthew tells him, "I don't know..." David tells him, "Nobody'll ever find you here, Matthew, nobody." Matthew agrees to stay, saying, "OK, I'll trust you."
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