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Episode 158
(TB 5/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: January 25, 1967
Air Date:
February 1, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Fred Stewart as Dr. Reeves
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. At one of the bedrooms at Collinwood there is a woman who has recently become an invalid. Her illness is a cause of concern to all those whose lives she touches.

The doctor is called again to examine Elizabeth. He is with Roger in her room, examining her. He goes to Roger and tells him, "This is the strangest case I've ever seen. Never seen anything like it." Roger asks, "What is it?" The doctor replies, "Let's talk about it outside." Roger and the doctor go downstairs. In the foyer, the doctor tells Roger, "I can't find anything physically wrong with her. Every test I've done comes out OK. But there are tests I can't do here." He suggests that Elizabeth be taken to a hospital in Boston for further tests and asks, "Do I have your permission to do this?." Roger replies, "You have my permission, but that's not the problem. The problem will be getting hers. It'll take a stick of dynamite to get her out of this house." The doctor replies, "It'll have to be done."

Carolyn and Vicki are inside the drawing room. Roger comes in and tells them what the doctor said. Carolyn tells him, "It'll be hard to convince her to leave the house." Roger replies, "We'll have to try."

Roger goes upstairs and tells Elizabeth the doctor wants her to go to a hospital in Boston. Elizabeth exclaims, "That's impossible! I won't leave this house. It's just fatigue, that's all, nothing more. A few days rest and I'll be fine." Roger tries to convince her she needs to go to Boston, but she refuses. She asks to speak to Carolyn. Roger brings Carolyn, who's just outside, in. Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "You're my daughter and they can't do anything to me without your permission." She asks her to promise not to let them take her to the hospital. Carolyn replies, "I can't do that, Mother." Elizabeth asks to speak to her lawyer. Carolyn leaves.

Elizabeth asks to speak to Vicki. Roger gets Vicki. Elizabeth tells him she'd like to speak to Vicki alone. Roger leaves. Elizabeth tells Vicki, "Laura is going to try to take every advantage of my absence to see David. Make sure she doesn't! You've got to keep David away from his mother!" Vicki asks, "But what if his father wants him to see her?" Elizabeth moans, "Nobody can help me..." Vicki leaves. A few seconds later, Elizabeth turns and is surprised to see Laura standing in her room. She asks, "What are you doing here?" Laura replies, "I came to pay you a visit." Elizabeth asks, "Why did they let you up here?" Laura replies, "They don't know I'm up here." Elizabeth asks, "What do you want?" Laura answers, "Only what's mine. My son." Elizabeth exclaims, "NO!". Laura calmly replies, "You can't stop me. I told you, you can't stand in my way!" She tells her, "Rest. You're going to have a nice long rest." Elizabeth replies, "I won't! I won't let you have David! There's something about you. But I can't quite remember what..." Laura tells her, "And you won't. Your memories are disappearing into the fog. Time is stopping for you, coming to a halt. No past, no future, only the nothingness of limbo..."

Downstairs, Carolyn and Roger argue about sending Elizabeth to the hospital. A voice asks, "What's all the excitement?" Roget turns and is surprised to see Laura standing in the doorway. He remarks, "Oh. I didn't hear you come in" and tells her about Elizabeth, how she's sick and will have to go to a hospital in Boston. Laura remarks, "How awful. I'm terribly sorry." Carolyn asks, in a very sarcastic voice, "Are you really?" Laura replies, "Yes. Yes I am." Carolyn tells her, "You probably think this is very convenient for you. Well, it won't be so easy!" and leaves. Roger tells Laura, "Elizabeth was really adamant about you not getting David." Laura asks," But how will she be able to stop me when she's in the hospital?" Roger replies, "Don't underestimate her. As long as she can talk, she can give orders to Carolyn or her lawyer to stop you." Laura mutters, "That may not be a problem." Suddenly, Carolyn, upstairs, screams. Roger and Vicki rush into Elizabeth's room. Elizabeth is lying in bed, catatonic, unable to move or speak.

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Episode 159
(TB 5/DISK 2/#7)

Tape Date: January 27, 1967
Air Date:
February 2, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Sudden illness has come to Collinwood, an illness so strange the doctors cannot diagnose it. The atmosphere is tense and worried in the Great House as the one who is ill lies unmoving, eyes wide, staring fixedly at something no one can see.

Vicki is downstairs alone. There's a knock at the door. She answers. It's Frank Garner. He asks, "What happened? You message said it was urgent!" Vicki tells him about Elizabeth and says, "I think Laura Collins had something to do with her illness!" Frank asks, "How?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. It's just a strong feeling I have." She explains, "Mrs. Stoddard wanted to see you, but it's too late now." Vicki remarks on all the strange things that have been happening. Frank replies, "Well, I can't help you with that. I deal in facts, not the supernatural." He thinks for a moment then says, "But I think I know someone who can. There's a professor at Dartmouth who specializes in the study of the supernatural. A Professor Guthrie. I think we should call him."

Laura is indeed taking advantage of Elizabeth's illness to see David. After a day of fun, they race to the cottage. David wins. Laura tells him, "We used to do that all the time when you were little. Only, then, I used to let you win. Now you win all by yourself." They sit down by the fire to warm themselves. David asks, "Can I tend the fire?" Laura replies, "Sure." David takes a poker and starts poking in the fire. Laura tells him, "You can put another log on it if you want." David does. The fire burns high. Laura tells him, "You can come here and take care of the fire anytime you want. It's burning high now, but it'll be almost out tomorrow morning. Come here tomorrow morning, have breakfast with me and put another log on the fire. It would be nice if you could come over and spend the night sometime. No one will ever come between us, David!" David asks, "Who would want to?" Laura replies, "There was someone, but that won't happen now..."

The clock strikes 9:00 PM at Collinwood. Vicki is pacing around nervously. David comes in through the front doors. Vicki asks, "Where have you been?" David replies, "Out." Vicki asks, "Out where?" David replies, "With my mother at the cottage. I'm going to be spending a lot of time with my mother." Vicki tells him, "I want to talk to you" and takes him into the drawing room. She tells him, "You Aunt Elizabeth is in the hospital. She left me some orders. She told me she's concerned about the amount of studying you've been doing. You're going to have to spend more time at your lessons. We're going to start right after breakfast tomorrow." David protests, "But I'm going to have breakfast with my mother tomorrow! Then she's going to let me tend the fire!" Vicki, shocked, gasps, "She lets you play with the fire?!" She tells him, "Well, she can come over here and have breakfast, but you're going to have stay here and start your lessons right afterward." David shouts, "You're just trying to keep me from my mother!" Laura, who's just come in, tells David, "David, Miss Winters would never do that, I'm sure." David runs to her. Laura tells him to apologize to Vicki. David tells Laura, "She's just trying to give me all this work to keep me away from you!" Laura asks Vicki, "Are you?" Vicki lies, "No, of course not. He's just behind in his studies, that's all." Laura remarks, "I had no idea he was behind in his studies!" She tells David, "Maybe you should stay in all day tomorrow and catch up with your lessons. Then we can go out the next day." Vicki interrupts, "He's pretty far behind. I don't think he'll be able to catch up in a day." Laura asks, "How long, then?" Vicki replies "I'm not sure." Laura tells David to go to bed so he can be up "bright and early" tomorrow morning to start on his lessons. David leaves.

Laura tells Vicki, "You used to be so helpful to me, Vicki. What's happened? Does Mrs. Stoddard have anything to do wit this?" Vicki denies that anything's happened, saying she's just carrying out her responsibilities. Laura tells her, "No matter what, I WILL get David!"

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Episode 160
(TB 5/DISK 2/#8)

Tape Date: January 26, 1967
Air Date:
February 3, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The mistress of Collinwood lies stiffly in her bed, hovering in the narrow world between life and death. Unable to move, unable to communicate, a slow heartbeat and staring eyes the only indication that life still exists within her.

Carolyn is sitting in Elizabeth's room watching over her. Vicki comes in and asks how Elizabeth is. Carolyn replies, "No change. Not a movement, not a blink, nothing." Vicki asks, "Carolyn, why don't you go downstairs and get something to eat. I'll watch over her while you're away." Carolyn refuses to leave her mother, saying, "I have the feeling she's trying to tell me something." She turns to Elizabeth and asks, "Mother, try to talk to me! What are you trying to tell me?" But Elizabeth does not answer. Vicki tells her, "Carolyn, you know, your mother should really be in a hospital. That's what the doctor recommended." But Carolyn replies, "No. It was her last wish to me that she not be taken from the house. I'm not going to go against her wishes just because of the word of one doctor. I'm going to call specialists to see what they say." Vicki tells her, "Oh, yes. There is a specialist coming. A Dr. Peter Guthrie. Frank Garner called him." After Vicki leaves the room, Roger comes in. He asks Carolyn how Elizabeth is. Carolyn replies, "The same." Roger tells her, "She should really be in a hospital", but Carolyn insists that she be kept at Collinwood, saying, "That's what she wanted and that's the way it's going to be!"

There's a knock at the front door. Vicki answers. It's Dr. Peter Guthrie. They go into the drawing room to talk. Dr. Guthrie tells Vicki his specialty is parapsychology. Vicki asks, "You mean ESP?" Guthrie replies, "Yes, but much more than that. I investigate all other sorts of psychic phenomena too." He tells her she should present him as a psychologist to the family, though. He asks to see Elizabeth. As they exit the drawing room, they run into Roger coming down the stairs into the foyer. Vicki introduces him and Guthrie to one another. Roger tells Guthrie, "I hope you can convince my niece to have my sister moved to a hospital." Guthrie replies, "Mr. Collins, if what I suspect is true, Mrs. Stoddard won't spend another minute in this house!"

Vicki takes Guthrie to Elizabeth's room. Carolyn is in there with Elizabeth. Guthrie tells Carolyn he's a psychologist, saying he thinks Elizabeth has a psychosomatic illness. Carolyn asks, "You mean you think it's mental?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. I talked to her doctor and what he told me leads me to believe so." He asks some questions about Elizabeth. He asks about what she was doing just before her illness. Carolyn tells him about how she kept talking about forgetting something, about how she said she remembers going out the front door, then remember coming back in but not remember where she went or what she did. Guthrie remarks that it sounds like Elizabeth has been the victim of some sort of mental trauma, that memory loss of this sort seems to indicate this. He examines her. He tries to talk to her, but she doesn't reply. He claps loudly next to her ear. No response. He hits her elbow with a reflex-testing mallet. No movement. He shines a pen flashlight into her eyes. No response. He tells Carolyn, "Mrs. Stoddard. Your mother is in a trance!" Carolyn asks, "A trance?" Guthrie replies, "Yes, a trance. It's as if she'd been put under a hypnotic spell. Vicki asks, "How can that be?" Guthrie replies, "I don't know, but she'll have to be taken to a hospital." Carolyn tells him, "No, we can't. It was her wish that she be kept here." But Guthrie tells her, "Miss Stoddard, it's essential that she be taken from here. The influenced that caused her condition could still be in this house." Carolyn asks, "What influence?" Guthrie replies, "I don't know. But this condition might be permanent." Carolyn gasps, "Oh, no!" Guthrie continues, "Moving her out of this house will give her the best chance of recovery. Do I have your permission to move her?" Carolyn replies, "Yes." Guthrie tells Carolyn and Vicki that he'll have to stay at Collinwood for awhile to try to find out the cause of Elizabeth's illness, but that they should keep his real motive for being here as secret as possible. Carolyn looks at her mother and asks Guthrie, "Can she see us?" Guthrie replies, "Her eyes can only see the nameless terror that put her in this condition."

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Episode 161
(TB 5/DISK 2/#9)

Tape Date: January 30, 1967
Air Date:
February 6, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The removal to a hospital of a woman with a mysterious ailment has caused a great deal of consternation to many people at Collinwood. Especially one young woman, who feels the heavy weight of new responsibilities.

Elizabeth has been moved to a hospital*. Vicki and Carolyn are having breakfast in the kitchen. Carolyn is very depressed and isn't eating. Vicki tells her, "You've got to eat something." Carolyn moans, "It was her last wish that she not be taken from this house, and I've broken my promise not to." Vicki tells her, "You had no choice. The doctor said you had to." Carolyn remarks, "I have the feeling I'm never going to see my mother again." Vicki tells her, "She's not going to die. Physically, she's in perfect condition." Carolyn says, "But if she does die, I'll never forgive myself for ignoring her last wish." Guthrie comes down to breakfast. They ask him if he's discovered anything. He replies, "Not yet. These things take time." He tells them, "I believe there's some sort of psychic condition around here. That's why we needed to move her." Carolyn asks, "But what would want to harm my mother?" Guthrie replies, "That's what I hope to find out."

Carolyn leaves the kitchen. She runs into Roger in the foyer. He tells her, "I have something I want to talk to you about." They go into the drawing room. Roger asks, "What's going on around here? Why's this Dr. Guthrie still here?" Carolyn replies, "To help mother." Roger asks, "But how can he help here? She's no longer here." Carolyn evades the question, saying, "I'm in charge here and as long as I want him here, he'll stay."

Guthrie questions Vicki in the kitchen about things around Collinwood. Vicki tells him about Laura wanting to take David and Elizabeth not wanting her to. Guthrie asks about David. Vicki tells him, "He's an unusual boy." She tells him about his going to the old house to see ghosts. She tells him that the ghost of Josette Collins haunts the place. Guthrie remarks, "Maybe he just has a lively imagination." Vicki replies, "No. I've seen her myself!"

Guthrie exits the kitchen. He runs into Roger in the foyer and tells him he'd like to ask him a few questions. Roger is very cold to Guthrie. He tells him, "Sorry, I haven't got the time" and goes into the drawing room. Guthrie follows him in there and tells him, "I'm trying to help your sister." Roger remarks, "You should be at the hospital, then." Guthrie tells him, "I'm trying to establish the cause of her condition." He asks about the relationship between Elizabeth and Laura, but Roger refuses to talk to him. Vicki comes into the room. She asks, "Am I interrupting anything?" Roger replies, "No, I was just leaving" and leaves. Vicki asks Guthrie, "Not much luck talking to Roger, huh?" Guthrie replies, "No indeed." Vicki asks, "What's your next move?" Guthrie replies, "I think I'll get to know young David. I think I'll get him to go down to the old house with me. I'd like to see what happens..."

* Joan Bennett, the actress who played Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, was a famous movie actress in her youth. She accepted the part because he career had faded. Nonetheless, she was still a fairly well known name in the '60's and the Dark Shadows producers hired her for that reason, giving her a special contract that gave her some time off every year. So every year during Dark Shadow's five year run, the writers would have something happen to her and she would be shuffled off to the hospital, not to be seen for several weeks. This is the first time.

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Episode 162
(TB 5/DISK 3/#1)

Tape Date: February 2, 1967
Air Date:
February 7, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood even by day is shrouded in mysteries. Mysteries that seem to touch on the unseen and the unknown. A stranger has come to Collinwood, a man who may be able to solve these mysteries and the life of one member of the Collins family depends on what he is able to find out.

It is the next day. All the tests on Elizabeth at the hospital have come back negative. Vicki asks, "Could Mrs. Collins be behind this?" Guthrie replies, "That's a possibility". Vicki tells him, "I need to know because Mrs. Stoddard wanted me to keep her from David, and I want to know whether I should do so or not." Guthrie replies, "If I were you, I'd do everything in my power to keep that boy from Mrs. Collins." Vicki asks, "So you do suspect her?" Guthrie replies, "I wouldn't go that far, but I will say this. There is a force here strong enough to put Mrs. Stoddard in the hospital, and it appears that the greatest amount of friction here is between Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Stoddard." Guthrie tells Vicki, "I have a few more questions to ask you. Frank Garner told me a little about your compulsion to go to the crypt and what happened there. Can you tell me a little more about that?" Vicki tells him about it. Guthrie asks, "And you feel Josette Collins had something to do with this?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I smelled jasmine perfume there." She explains how she also smelled jasmine perfume when she saw Josette at the old house. He asks, "Did you really see her?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Guthrie asks, "Has anyone else seen her?" Vicki tells him, "Yes, David has." She tells him, "I think Josette is trying to tell me something about Mrs. Collins."

David is with Laura at the cottage. They talk about him staying over for the night. David tells Laura that Vicki probably won't want to let him. Laura asks David if he's given any more thought to leaving with her. He tells her, "Yes, I've thought about it. I'm not sure I want to leave Collinwood." She tells him, "You'll like it where I'm going to take you. I'm not going to force you to make a decision now, but you'll have to sooner or later. We don't have that much time."

David returns to Collinwood. He calls, "Vicki!", but there's no answer. He goes into the drawing room and runs into Guthrie there. Guthrie tells him Vicki isn't there. Guthrie remarks, "I understand you've seen some ghosts." David replies that he has. Guthrie asks him to tell him about them. David, surprised that Guthrie is interested, tells him about Bill Malloy's ghost, then about Josette Collin's ghost. He suggests to Guthrie, "Let's go to the old house. That's where she usually appears." Vicki, who's been out looking for David, comes into the room and tells him he has some lessons to do. David replies, "I can't right now. I'm going to the old house with Mr. Guthrie. And afterwards, I'm going to see my mother." Vicki tells him, "No you aren't. You have a lot of work to do." David retorts, "Yes I am. And I'm going to stay with her tonight and there's nothing you can do about it!" Vicki replies, "We'll see."

David takes Guthrie to the old house and shows him the portrait of Josette. Guthrie asks David to describe Josette's ghost. David tells him, "She's always wearing a long white dress, and there's this sweet perfume smell every time she appears." Guthrie asks, "Does it smell like jasmine?" David replies, "Yes, I think so." Guthrie asks, "Why does she haunt the old house?" David replies, "Because she killed herself by jumping off Widow's Hill." Guthrie asks, "Why?" David replies, "Nobody knows. I wish she'd appear now. I need to ask her a question. I need to know whether I should stay at Collinwood or go with my mother."

Vicki goes to the cottage to talk to Laura. She tells her, "David is falling behind in his schoolwork again. He told me he's planning to spend the night here. I don't think that would be a good idea." Laura replies, "I'm sure I can have him do his schoolwork while he's here." Vicki objects, "But he'll have to wake up very early to catch up on his work..." Laura interjects, "What's wrong? I've already told you I'll see to it that he does his work. Tell me the truth. You want to keep him away from me, don't you?" She warns Vicki, "Don't try to get between me and David. It wouldn't be wise. In fact, it would be very unwise."

Guthrie remarks to David, "It looks to me like Josette Collins isn't going to appear." David replies, "She can't. She only appears to one person at a time." Guthrie tells him, "In that case, I guess I'll go look around" and goes upstairs. David talks to Josette's portrait, saying, "Josette, please appear. I need to ask you a question. I need to know whether to go with mother or not." Suddenly, he exclaims, "I smell your perfume! You're here!" The portrait of Josette starts to glow. David exclaims, "You've got to tell me what to do!" Suddenly, the picture changes. It is no longer a portrait of Josette, but the picture of Laura standing in fire, the one that Roger destroyed, with David's face painted in. David shouts, "THAT'S MY PICTURE!!!"

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Episode 163
(TB 5/DISK 3/#2)

Tape Date: February 1, 1967
Air Date:
February 8, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
David Henesy as David Collins
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. These are strange days at Collinwood, days in which wonder and terror lend in equal amounts to create something that does not seem to be of this world. And for a young boy, the barrier between what is real and what is not rapidly disappears.

Guthrie, hearing David shout, shouts, "David! What's the matter?" from upstairs. The picture fades away, becoming the portrait of Josette again. Guthrie comes running downstairs. He asks, "What's the matter, David?" David sees that the picture is gone and shouts, "My picture! What happened to it? It's gone!" Guthrie, puzzled, remarks, "But it's hanging right there." David tells him, "No, not that one. MY picture, the one of my mother. It was there where the painting of Josette was." Guthrie asks about the picture. David describes it to him. He tells him about how the giant Laura head materialized out of it one time and scared him. He adds, "But it was different this time. There used to be a blank space in it, but this time it was filled in. With me!"

Roger goes to the cottage to talk to Laura about taking David. She tells him, "I've got to get around Liz's wishes. She's got Vicki and Carolyn carrying out her orders. I've got to spend more time with David to win him over. I've got to stop Vicki from interfering. I need just one night. One night and he'll be mine completely! " Roger tells her, "I'll take care of Vicki." Laura asks, "and Elizabeth?" Roger replies, "By the time she gets out of the hospital, it'll be all over except for the shouting." David comes running in. He exclaims, "Mother! Mother! I've got something tremendous to tell you! I saw my picture!" Roger exclaims, "That's impossible!" David replies, "I saw it at the old house. I took Mr. Guthrie there. He wanted to see Josette Collin's ghost." He recounts what happened there. Roger angrily says, "I'm going to have a talk with the good Dr. Guthrie!" and stomps off. David tells Laura, "This time, the painting was different. Instead of the blank space, I was in it with you. What do you think that means?" Laura replies, "Maybe that you should leave with me and be with me forever." She asks, "You do want to spend the night here with me, don't you?" David replies, "Yes, but what about my father?" Laura tells him, "I've already talked to your father and got his permission." She asks, "And how about not just tonight, but forever?" David replies, "I don't know. I'd miss my Aunt Elizabeth and Miss Winters." She asks him about Guthrie. He tells her Guthrie's been asking a lot of questions about everything.

Roger goes to the old house and tells Guthrie, "I don't want you around my son. He has all sorts of fantasies about ghosts and such. We try to discourage him, and you're encouraging him!"

Guthrie goes to the cottage to question Laura. As a pretext, he tells her, "I came to see if David's here." She tells him he isn't. Guthrie tries to question Laura, without being obvious about it. To see her reaction, he mentions how strange Elizabeth's illness is, saying, "It's like nothing I've ever seen. It's like nothing from this world. It's almost like it's from another world." He asks, "Do you believe in other world's, Mrs. Collins?" Laura replies, "I don't know. Why should it concern me when there are so many infinite possibilities in this one?"

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Episode 164
(TB 5/DISK 3/#3)

Tape Date: January 31, 1967
Air Date:
February 9, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A new hope has come to Collinwood, a man skilled in the mysteries that sometimes intrude on this world. He knows these forces are sometimes dark and often elusive. Their disguises are many and their skills often exceed those of mortal men.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Guthrie asks Vicki, "You're sure David never saw the painting after it was filled in?" Vicki replies that she is. Guthrie asks, "And you're sure no one could have told him about it?" She tells him, "No. I'm sure no one would have. If only Mrs. Stoddard could talk and tells us who was behind all this." Guthrie tells her, "Well, remember she could talk briefly before she got sick. She said that she had suffered a memory lapse of some sort, that she remembers going out to see someone but couldn't remember who it was or what happened. Now whoever that was must have had reason to think it important that she forget." Vicki tell him, "It must have been a stranger. Everyone on the estate says it wasn't them she saw." Guthrie asks, "Now about the artist you said painted that picture. A Samuel Evans, wasn't it?" Vicki replies, "Yes. But he didn't paint just one picture of Laura, he painted several. It was strange. He said he felt as though he had been compelled to do those paintings by some force against his will." Guthrie tells Vicki he'd like to talk to Sam. Vicki tells him, "We'd better check with his daughter first to avoid embarrassment. When things are not going well for Sam, he tends to drink." She tells him about Sam's injury to his hands.

At the Evan's cottage, Sam, who is still unable to paint because of his burned hands, still bandaged, complains to Maggie, "I don't know if I can make it through another day. A man who has nothing to do gets mighty thirsty." Maggie asks him to try and suggests a nice walk. Sam replies, "And go past the Blue Whale? I don't think I could stand the temptation." Maggie tells, "Well, go the other way, to the beach." Sam tells her, "I can't. Everything I go past the beach, I see a painting, a seascape in my head. It'll only make me think of painting."

Vicki and Guthrie go to the Collinsport Inn. Vicki lies to Maggie that Guthrie is someone interested in her father's work and asks if it would be OK for him to drop by and the cottage and see her father. Maggie replies, "Sure! He'll be happy to see someone interested in his work!" Burke comes into the diner. He sees Vicki and tells her he'd like to talk to her. He sees Guthrie and adds, "If I'm not interrupting." Guthrie tells him, "Oh, no." He tells Vicki, "I can go myself. You showed me where to turn off."

Sam is pacing around the cottage, bored and irritated. There's a knock at the door. Sam grumbles, "Go away!", but Guthrie comes in anyway, pretending he didn't hear clearly, saying, "Did you say come in?" He asks, "You ARE Samuel Evans, aren't you?" Sam replies, "SAM Evans. I haven't been Samuel since I was 7 years old." Guthrie lies that he's an admirer of his work and would like to browse around. Sam replies, "Go ahead" and waves him toward the stack of paintings leaning against the window. Guthrie goes through them and, not finding any of Laura among them, remarks, "These seem to be mostly landscapes, but I see that you do portraiture too. I'm more interested in the portraiture. Do you have more?" Sam replies, "No. I only do those by commission", but by this time Guthrie has already started to go through some painting stored under a table. Sam, in a very uneasy voice, tries to get him to stop, telling him, "No! Those are all rejects, canvasses I plan to paint over." But Guthrie replies, "I find that an artist is not always the best judge of his own work. Some of these might turn out to be quite good" and continues to go through the paintings. He pulls out the one burned through the center and asks, "What happened to this one? This was of Mrs. Laura Collins, wasn't it?" Sam lies, "No." Guthrie remarks, "But I heard you painted several." Sam tell him, "No. I didn't, and I didn't paint this. WHO ARE YOU? GET OUT!" Guthrie tells him, "You say you didn't paint this portrait of Mrs. Collins? I believe you." Sam, startled, remarks, "You do? Why? Who are you?" Guthrie replies, "Someone who might be able to find out who did paint this picture." Guthrie tells Sam he's a psychologist who's trying to get to the bottom of everything that's been happening, that he was told about him and the paintings by Vicki.

At the diner, Burke tells Vicki, "The last time we met, things got a little heated. I don't think our difference of opinion about Laura should get between us." They both apologize to each other about getting angry last time. But alas, they get into another argument about Laura. They finish arguing and go into the lobby. Burke tells Vicki that he wishes a speedy recovery for Elizabeth. Seeing the dubious look on Vicki's face, he says, "No. Really. I wouldn't want to see her out of the game before I've had my innings. She's a tough fighter. I saw her on the night she got sick. You would've thought the thunder and lightning came from her, not the storm." Vicki asks, "You saw her that night? Where?" Burke replies, "Yes. At the cottage. I only saw her briefly. She came, and I left. It looked like she was really about to have a go at Laura." Guthrie returns. Burke and Guthrie have a brief "fight" about who's going to drive Vicki home. Burke "loses" and leaves. Vicki tells Guthrie what she learned from Burke about Elizabeth's whereabouts during her memory lapse.

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Episode 165
(TB 5/DISK 3/#4)

Tape Date: February 3, 1967
Air Date:
February 10, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. It is night now at Collinwood, the stars can be seen and the sounds of the nearby sea can heard through the cold and quiet air. But there is something that cannot be seen, something that cannot be heard, and Collinwood is its home. Its presence is felt even in the seemingly insignificant battles concerning a small boy.

It is now night. At Collinwood, Vicki walks into the foyer and finds David coming down the stairs carrying what looks like a child's toy suitcase. He heads for the door. Vicki asks, "David! Where are you going?" David replies, "To see my mother at the cottage." Vicki tells him, "No. It's too late." She grabs the suitcase and tries to take it from him. He refuses to let her have it. They struggle. The suitcase opens, and the contents fall out. Vicki sees them and exclaims, "David! Your pajamas!" David tells her, "I'm going to spend the night with my mother!" Vicki tells him, "Look, David, we're not going to argue about this again." A male voice announces, "No. Indeed we're not." It is Roger, who's just walked into the foyer. He tells Vicki, "I've given him my permission to stay over." Vicki asks, "Could I talk to you?" Roger replies, "OK." David shouts, "You're going to let her talk you out of it!" and runs upstairs, upset. Vicki and Roger go into the drawing room to talk. Vicki tells Roger she thinks it would be unwise to let David spend the night with his mother. But she does not tells him about what she learned from Burke, saying only, "I think she has a bad effect on him." Carolyn comes into the room and asks, "What's wrong with David? He's sitting in the hallway outside his room with his toy suitcase looking very depressed." Roger explains, "Vicki doesn't want him to spend the night with his mother." Carolyn remarks, "Vicki doesn't want David to spend the night with his mother? That settles it, then. He's not going to spend the night with his mother. Mother left me in charge of the house, and I'll take Vicki's recommendation about what's good for David." Roger angrily tells them, "I think you have both exceeded your authority. He's MY son and I'm not going to let you two tell me what I can or cannot do with my own son! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to take David to his mother!" and leaves.

Carolyn tells Vicki, "I don't like the idea of David spending the night with his mother either. I have a feeling she's somehow responsible for what's happened to Mother, but I have no proof. It's just a feeling. I can tell you feel the same way." Vicki replies that she does and tells her, "I think I may have found some proof." Guthrie comes in. Vicki tells Carolyn what she learned from Burke.

Roger takes David to the Cottage. Laura remarks, "You're late. I thought you'd changed you mind and wasn't coming." David explains, "Miss Winters tried to stop me."

Carolyn exclaims, "I'm going to march right down to the cottage and find out what this is all about!" Guthrie tells her, "Don't. We have no real proof she did anything. It would be best if she didn't know we suspect her. I have something in mind. You both know the meaning of the word 'sťance', don't you?" They reply that the do. Guthrie tells them he's thinking of having one. Carolyn asks Vicki, "Vicki, don't you thing you should tell Dr. Guthrie about David?" Vicki tells Guthrie that David is spending the night with his mother. Guthrie remarks, "I thought Mrs. Stoddard was against that." Vicki tells him, "Roger insisted, and there was no way we could stop him." Carolyn remarks, "Well, we can now. We've got to tell him about what Vicki found out." Guthrie tells her, "No, if we do, he'll probably go down there and confront her. I think the boy's safe enough with her, for tonight, at least. From what I hear, she's trying to win him over. She won't do anything to harm him. We can't have her knowing we suspect her. If she did, she wouldn't agree to take part in the sťance, and we need her cooperation."

In the cottage, David falls asleep in Laura's arms. Laura is sitting on the sofa, holding him contentedly. Suddenly, she gives a start and exclaims, "I know you're here! You're here, Josette! You're here in this room!" The ghost of Josette appears and starts to reach out toward David with her arms and starts to walk toward them slowly. Laura tells her, "What do you want? Leave me alone, Josette! He's mine, and as long as I hold him in my arms, you have no power over him! Stay away, Josette!" Josette stops. Laura tells her, "Now go away and never bother us again!" Josette disappears. David awakens and asks Laura, "Mother, who was here just right now? I have a feeling someone was." Laura lies, "No one was, dear. Go back to sleep."

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Episode 166
(TB 5/DISK 3/#5)

Tape Date: February 6, 1967
Air Date:
February 13, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The brightness of the morning cannot mask the fact that the night has been marked by a restless, fitful sleep. Especially for one young woman who has been disturbed by strange premonitions and events that she does not fully understand.

It is the next morning. The clock in the foyer at Collinwood shows 11:20. In the drawing room, Vicki is playing a game of solitaire. Carolyn is pacing about nervously. She asks, "Where could he be? He should be back by now! We shouldn't have let him stay there! Something could've happened to him! I feel that every minute David is out of this house he's in terrible danger." Vicki tells her, "We can't put David under lock and key. There's nothing we can do about it if your Uncle Roger wants to let him see his mother." Carolyn replies, "There is something I can do. I can make Laura leave!" Vicki warns against it, saying, "But what if she takes him with her? What will you mother think then when she comes back? Besides, we need her here for what Dr. Guthrie has in mind." David returns. Carolyn hugs him, shouting, "Thank God you're back!" David remarks, "You would've thought I'd been away for 100 years, not just overnight." Carolyn asks him, "Did you enjoy yourself?" David replies, "Yes. I'm going to do it again tonight!" Carolyn, her expression suddenly turning stern, tells him, "David, I think we should talk about this first..." David shouts, "I will and you can't stop me!" Asked if anything happened last night, David replies, "No. Nothing could have. Josette was watching over me. I know because I could smell her perfume. Josette was watching over my mother's house." There's a knock at the door. Carolyn goes to answer. It's Joe Haskell. He tells Carolyn, "The accountant sent me to get a ledger your mother has here." Carolyn remarks nervously, "It's been a long time." Joe replies, "Yes it has." He gives her his sympathy for her mother. They talk about Elizabeth for awhile, and the town's gossip about it. Carolyn broaches the subject of getting back together, saying "I'm free again, Joe", but Joe replies, "I'm not." Carolyn, disappointed, turns to go upstairs, saying, "I'll get you the ledger." Joe asks, "Carolyn. We're still friends, right?" Carolyn replies, "Sure."

Vicki asks David, "And you weren't scared?" David replies, "No. It was a nice dream. Mother held me in her arms all night long. I can't believe I used to be afraid of her. How silly!"

Sam is at the bar of the Blue Whale, drinking and laughing with the other bar patrons. Maggie is sitting at a table with Joe, looking worried. Joe tells her, "Come on, Maggie, you're here with ME. Let you father have his fun. With you two, sometimes you can't tell the difference between parent and child." He jokes, "You'd better take some care of ME or I'll go fishing. There's plenty of fish in the sea, and I'm getting bites every day." Maggie remarks, "I get a feeling the fish you're talking about aren't in the ocean." Joe tells her, "I had to go to Collinwood today. Guess who I saw there." Maggie remarks, "So you were doing some fishing there, eh? Well, you won't find any fish up there. Just a big stone crab. Joe, if you want to get your head bitten off again, don't let ME stop you." Joe tells Maggie he told Carolyn no. At the bar, Sam laughs uproariously again. Maggie goes to check on him. Sam tells Maggie about Guthrie. Maggie tells Sam, "You've had enough". Sam replies, "They don't MAKE enough!"

Burke comes into the Blue Whale. Seeing Joe, he sits down at Joe's table and asks, "Joe, how about a truce?" Joe replies, "Sure, why not? The object of our affections is no longer the object of mine." Burke tells him," I was about to tell you the same thing..." Maggie returns to the table. She remarks on how strange Guthrie is. She tells them that although he's supposed to be at Collinwood to help Elizabeth, he's been asking Sam questions that have nothing to do with her Elizabeth, questions about those paintings of Laura Collins, and about Laura Collins herself. Burke excuses himself, saying, "Maggie, I think I'll go buy your father a drink."

Burke goes to the bar and says, "Hello, Evans. What's this about this Guthrie fellow?" Sam replies, "He said he was interested in my work. He was especially interested in those paintings of Laura being consumed by fire..."

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Episode 167
(TB 5/DISK 3/#6)

Tape Date: February 7, 1967
Air Date:
February 14, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood seems calm in the light of day but unseen forces, usually the companions of the night, seem to be contending with one another without respite. And there is a feeling at Collinwood that these unseen forces will soon show themselves.

Vicki is talking with Dr. Guthrie. She tells him, "He said that it was dark and he couldn't see where he was, but that his mother was holding his hand, and from the sound, he thought he was near the sea. He said he had the strange feeling they were the only two people in an infinite world, that they were going toward a distant light, that as they went toward the light, there was a roaring that got louder and louder. He said they kept going toward the light, and the closer they got, the louder the roaring sound got. Finally, they got to the light and were about to fling themselves into it, but then he woke up. That was David's dream." Guthrie remarks, "Maybe it wasn't a dream." Vicki asks, "What do you mean?" Guthrie replies, "Maybe it was a vision. What disturbs me the most is the fact that David said he wasn't scared by this vision." Vicki asks, "What could be responsible for it?" Guthrie replies, "That's what I intend to find out."

At the cottage, Laura is arguing with Roger. She tells him, "I want David NOW." Roger replies, "That's impossible. What's the hurry?" Laura is evasive on this. She begs him to let her have David now. Roger replies, "I'm sorry, Laura. I can't." Laura asks him, "What would you say if I went to Burke Devlin and said the word 'manslaughter' to him?" Roger tells her, "Go ahead!" Laura threatens to testify against him. Roger tells her, "You can't. If you do, you'll be found guilty of perjury and you'll never get custody of David." Laura dejectedly says, "Ok. You win for now." Roger replies, "For good, Laura."

Vicki asks Guthrie, "How will we find out?" Guthrie replies, "By contacting someone who can help us. You've said you've felt that Josette Collins has been giving you clues. That's probably all she has in her powers to give up. With the sťance, we'll be giving her more power to communicate." He tells her, "But everyone will have to be there." Vicki tells him she doesn't think it would be wise to have David there. At first, Guthrie is disagrees, saying he thinks it would be best if David were at the sťance, but Vicki manages to argue him out of it.

Later, Vicki, Guthrie, Carolyn and Roger are in the drawing room. Guthrie tells Roger about the sťance and asks him to participate. Roger flatly refuses, saying, "It's nothing but superstitious nonsense! Is THIS how you're helping Liz? It's noting but quackery!", implying that Guthrie is a quack. He turns to leave. Guthrie tells him, "Wait. You want me to leave this house, don't you? There's a way to hasten that." Roger turns back and sarcastically asks, "A simple request?" Guthrie replies, "No. But if we have this sťance and it fails, then there's really no reason for me to stay because there's nothing more I'd be able to do." Roger tells him, "Then by all means, let's start then!" Guthrie tells him, "Not right now. I'll tell you the time later." Guthrie leaves. Roger leaves. Carolyn remarks, "It'll be even harder to convince Laura to participate. You know, maybe I'll go down and let her know we know she lied about not seeing Mother that night. I'd like to see the look on her face when I tell her!" Vicki reminds her, "Dr. Guthrie told us it was important she not know we suspect her." Carolyn replies, "I'm not going to tell her we suspect her, just that we know she lied about not seeing Mother." Vicki warns her, "But what about what happened to your mother. It could happen to you..." But Carolyn, determined, replies, "I'm not afraid of her!"

Carolyn goes down to the cottage. She lies, "I was taking a walk and the weather turned cold all of a sudden. I was near here so I dropped in to see if you had a scarf I could borrow." Laura replies, "Sure. I'll get you one." Carolyn looks out the window and remarks, "Nice view. Too bad you weren't looking out on the night of the storm. Maybe you could've seen what happened to Mother. You know, I've been wondering about something. Why didn't my mother come here when the storm started? I have a feeling she was nearer here than the house when it did. In fact I get the feeling she DID come here, that she was here in this very room." Laura replies, "All right, Carolyn, what are you getting at? If you have something to say, say it!" Carolyn replies, "All right. Why did you lie? Vicki learned from Burke that Mother came here that night. Why did you lie?" Laura replies, "Oh, I just thought it wasn't worth mentioning. She was only here for a moment. She said she was taking a walk and the storm started. She said she was close to here so she dropped by to see if I might not be more comfortable in the main house during the storm. I said no and she left. That's all. Do you still want this scarf?" Carolyn replies, coldly, "No. It's not necessary now. Amazing how fast the weather changes around here, isn't it?" and leaves.

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Episode 168
(TB 5/DISK 3/#7)

Tape Date: February 8, 1967
Air Date:
February 15, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie

My name is Victoria Winters. The halls of Collinwood are filled with conflict and suspicion. Questions are being asked and very few answers are given. The questions center around one woman for whom mystery is no stranger.

It is a little later. Laura is sitting in the cottage, thinking. There's a knock at the door. Laura shouts, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "It's Burke. Let me in!" Laura refuses, saying, "No. I don't want any more trouble." But Burke tells her, "I have something urgent to tell you. Something that effects what you're trying to do!" Laura lets him in. Burke tells Laura that there's a man in town named Guthrie. Laura replies, "Yes, I know. He's just a doctor. He's here to study the psychological aspects of Mrs. Stoddard's collapse." Burke replies, "So why's he asking so many questions about you?" Laura tells him, "He knows about the conflict between me and Mrs. Stoddard. He probably just wants to know what effect it had on Elizabeth." Burke tells her, "Did you know he's been talking to Sam Evans? He asked him about those painting and about you, not Liz. From what I've been able to find out, all he seems to be interested in is YOU. Now why is this? I don't think he's a doctor. He doesn't ask the questions you'd expect a doctor to ask. Everyone says this, not just me. I think he's a detective." Laura asks, "Why would a detective want to know about me?" Burke replies, "That body in Phoenix..."

Sam is still at the Blue Whale, drinking. Guthrie comes in, sees him and exclaims, "Hello!" Sam jokes, "I'm just here indulging in my favorite hobby. Would you like to give it a try?" Guthrie declines, saying, "No, I'm here to meet Burke Devlin. He called and left me a message asking me to meet him here." He remarks, "You never did tell me how you burned your hands." Sam replies, "I didn't burn my hands. Laura Collins did." Guthrie asks, "What do you mean?" Sam replies, "You'd never believe me" and declines to tell him. Guthrie promises, "Yes I will" and presses him on it. Finally Sam tells him, "Laura Collins told me she'd stop me from making any more paintings of her." Guthrie asks, "She threatened you?" Sam replies, "Yes", and tells him what happened. He recounts, "I had been indulging in my favorite hobby. Now, my favorite hobby has caused many things, but sleepiness has never been one of them. This time it did. I fell asleep and had a strange dream in which I saw Laura Collins, surrounded by fire. When I woke up, I saw real fire. I had dropped my cigarette onto a pile of newspapers on the floor. Now I don't know why I did this - I know better than to touch fire with my bare hands - but I did and burned them. I felt as if something COMPELLED me to do it!" Guthrie tells him, "Thank you. You've helped me a great deal. The pieces are starting to fit together." Burke shows up. He and Guthrie go to a table.

Burke demands, "Who are you?" Guthrie replies, "Who do you think I am?" Burke answers, "I don't know, but I'm going to find out!" Guthrie remarks, "You seem suspicious." Burke replies, "Your questions are strange for a doctor." Guthrie asks Burke, "You saw Mrs. Stoddard when she went to the cottage on the night of the storm. What happened between Mrs. Stoddard and Mrs. Collins?" Burke replies, "I wouldn't know. I left right after she arrived."

Guthrie goes to the cottage. He tells Laura, "I'd like to ask you a few questions. I understand you saw Mrs. Stoddard the day she collapsed. Why did she come to see you about?" Laura replies, "Just to see if I were comfortable here." Guthrie asks, "That's all?" Laura answers, "Yes. That's all. Sorry I can't be of any more help." Guthrie replies, "Maybe you have. I guess I'd better be leaving before the rain starts." He turns to leave, but turns back and tells Laura, "Oh, Mrs. Collins. One more thing. Would you accept an invitation to a sťance." Laura asks, "A sťance?" Guthrie asks, "You know what a sťance, don't you. It's a meeting to contact the dead. It's going to be up at Collinwood." Laura asks, "Who do you want to contact?" Guthrie answers, "Josette Collins. Some of us think she might be able to tell us something about what's happening." Laura declines, saying, "I don't think so." Guthrie tells her, "Well, think about it." Laura asks, "Who'll be there?" Guthrie replies cryptically, "There'll be those of us who are invited, and those who are uninvited..."

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Episode 169
(TB 5/DISK 3/#8)

Tape Date: February 9, 1967
Air Date:
February 16, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A dark, unseen force exists in the shadows of Collinwood. A force that many are trying to bring into the light. To do this, at least one member of the Collins family must live through a night of terror.

Guthrie returns to Collinwood. Carolyn opens the door for him. Guthrie tells Carolyn, "I've just been to the cottage to invite Mrs. Collins to the sťance." Carolyn asks, "What did she say?" Guthrie replies, "She declined." Carolyn asks, "Are you still planning to have the sťance?" Guthrie tells her, "Yes. In fact, I believe it might have better results without Mrs. Collins. She's hostile to what we have to do and might hinder communication."

Vicki comes down into the drawing room. She finds Carolyn in there with Guthrie. Carolyn asks, "David asleep?" Vicki replies, "No. The storm's keeping him awake. Vicki asks Guthrie, "When's the sťance?" Guthrie replies, "In an in an hour or so, or when David's asleep." Vicki asks, "Who's going to be there?" Guthrie tells her, "Oh, just me, you, Carolyn and Roger." Vicki remarks, "What about Mrs. Collins? I thought she was going to be there." Guthrie replies, "No, she won't be coming." There's a knock at the door. Vicki answers. It's Frank Garner. Vicki asks, "What are you doing here?" Garner replies, "Roger called me and asked me to come. He said it was an emergency. Do you know what he was talking about?" Vicki replies, "No." Roger comes into the foyer and tells Garner, "You're here. Good." Garner asks," What's so urgent?" Roger tells him, "Let's go into the study to talk."

In the study, Roger tells Garner why he called him. Garner exclaims, "That's the only reason you called me? I'd hardly call that an emergency!" Roger tells him, "I'm not satisfied with how you're handling on my divorce case. It's taking far too long." Garner replies, "That can't be helped. These things take time." Roger tells him, "Well, do your best to expedite things. My wife's been pressing me to give her custody of David." Garner asks, "Is that all?" Roger replies, "No. There's one more thing. I want to ask you about my legal rights to the house and cannery while Elizabeth is in the hospital." Garner tells him, "Well, legally control of the house and cannery are in the hands of the closest next of kin, and by law that's Carolyn." Roger protests, "But she's little more than a child! She's not mature enough. I've disagreed with some of the decisions she's made recently. Isn't there something you can do?" Garner replies, "Legally, she's an adult. There's nothing I can do for you here."

Carolyn is pacing around in the drawing room nervously. Vicki comes downstairs and into the drawing room. She tells Carolyn, "David's asleep. Where's Dr. Guthrie?" Carolyn replies, "In the study making some notes." Carolyn tells Vicki, "I'm really worried about my mother. What if she NEVER recovers?" Vicki tries to assure her, "I'm sure she'll get better". Frank, having finished with Roger, comes into the drawing room. Carolyn asks him, "Please take me to see my mother!", but Frank replies, "No. I saw your mother this morning. The doctors feel it would be better for her if she didn't receive any visits from family members." Carolyn starts to get hysterical and shouts, "NO! I know you're lying to me! They told you she was never going to recover, that she was going to die! Nobody can help. The doctors don't know what to do and Guthrie's nothing but a quack. All he's going to do is hold this stupid sťance!" Guthrie, who's been in the foyer, comes in and tells Carolyn, "I'm sorry you think that way, Miss Stoddard. Should we call it off, then?" Carolyn cries, "Yes! I know I'm never going to see my mother again!" and runs upstairs.

Vicki asks Frank, "Frank, what DID the doctors say, really?" Frank replies, "It isn't good." Vicki asks, "They don't hold much hope for her?" Frank answers, "At this point, practically none. They've had absolutely no success in finding out what's wrong with her." Vicki asks Guthrie, "There's nothing you can do? You're not going to go on with the sťance?" Guthrie replies, "Not if Miss Stoddard is against it." Vicki begs him to reconsider, saying, "She just got hysterical. I'm sure she's for anything that will help her mother." Carolyn, who's come downstairs and been in the foyer, comes into the room and says, "Vicki is right." She apologizes to Guthrie for calling him a quack and asks him to go on with the sťance. He accepts her apology and tells her the sťance will be in a few minutes. Frank asks, "Do you want me to stay?" Guthrie replies, "No. Just family members." He takes Frank over to the side of the room and tells him quietly, "I wish I were really as confident about what I'm about to do as I pretend to be with the two girls. To be honest, I'm terrified ." Frank asks, "Terrified of what? Of failure?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. Of failure. And of success." Frank, puzzled, asks, "Of success?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. We may call up something so strong, so strange, so impossible for the human mind to comprehend, that we may not be able to control it..."

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Episode 170
(TB 5/DISK 3/#9)

Tape Date: February 10, 1967
Air Date:
February 17, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as the Ghost of Josette Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. This night at Collinwood may prove to be the most terrifying for this is the night that the living will try to contact the dead. Preparations are underway for that moment, the moment when one world will reach out to the other: the sťance.

Vicki tells Carolyn she's got a bad feeling about the sťance, that she's convince something terrible is going to happen to her.

Mrs. Johnson sets the furniture up as requested. She remarks that she is very dubious about all this. Guthrie sets up a small tape recorder (reel-to-reel. No cassettes in 1967...). He turns it on and asks, "Mrs. Johnson, would you like to say anything?" Mrs. Janssen replies, "No, thank you, I don't." Guthrie replays the tape: "Mrs. Johnson, would you like to say anything?...No, thank you, I don't!" He remarks, "You have a fine voice, Mrs. Johnson." Mrs. Johnson, who looks like she's never seen a tape recorder before, gasps, "Why, that doesn't sound anything at all like me!"*

Everyone gathers in the drawing room. Guthrie has them all sit at the table. Guthrie announces, "The object here is to contact the ghost of Josette Collins. Now, we're pretty sure she's been trying to contact us and tell us something. She will either appear to us or speak to one of us." Guthrie tells everyone to put their hands flat on the table, fingers spread and touching those of their neighbor to either side, forming a circle which, he tells them, "you must keep this circle unbroken at all times!" The sťance starts. Guthrie calls out, "Josette Collins, Josette Collins, I'm calling you, Josette Collins." He keeps repeating this. Vicki face starts to contort in a strange expression. Carolyn, concerned, asks, "Vicki?" Guthrie warns her, "No, leave her alone! Contact is being made!" Vicki starts to moan softly. Guthrie exclaims, "Something's here!" Vicki's moans start to get louder. Guthrie announces, "It's getting closer!" Vicki continues to moan louder and louder. Suddenly, the drawing room doors open. Standing in the doorway is a cloaked figure!

A bright flash of lightning reveals the cloaked figure go be... Laura Collins. Guthrie exclaims, "Mrs. Collins!" Vicki, who's fallen out of the trance, gasps, "What is it?" Laura apologizes, "Sorry to interrupt." Roger asks, "Laura, I thought you weren't going to come to the sťance." Laura replies, "I changed my mind." Guthrie asks Vicki, "What happened, Miss Winters?" Vicki replies, "I felt I was in this long corridor. I felt the presence of Josette. I heard all you voices, but it seemed like you were all very far away." Guthrie remarks, "Excellent! That means Josette is eager to communicate with us. Would you like to try again, Miss Winters?" Vicki pauses for a moment, as if reluctant, but then announces, "All right!" like a trooper. They start the sťance again, this time with Laura present. Guthrie calls out to Josette just as he did the first time. As he calls, the portrait of Josette at the old house starts to glow. Josette appears and comes down from the portrait on her invisible stairs.

At Collinwood, Laura suddenly seems to give a start, as if she senses something. Vicki starts moaning again like she did the first time. Guthrie continues to call out to Josette. Vicki starts to moan louder and louder. Guthrie commands, "Speak to us, speak to us, Josette!" Carolyn starts to smell Jasmine and exclaims, "She's here! Josette! I smell Jasmine, her perfume!" Vicki starts to speak. Roger gasps, "She's speaking in French!" Carolyn protests, "But Vicki doesn't speak French!" Vicki continues to speak in French. "...Le petit garcon...Le feu...le presence du mal... cette personne s'appelle... cette personne s'appelle...AHHHHHHH!"** She screams and faints without finishing her last sentence. * Mrs. Johnson acts as if she never saw a tape recorder before. In 1967, this was possible. ** Having only a smattering of French, I only got these few words. They mean, "The little boy! The fire! The presence of the evil! That person is named... That person is named... AHHHHHHH!" (Note that in French nouns and demonstratives have genders. Here, "Cette personne" is feminine and therefore refers to a woman.

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Episode 171
(TB 5/DISK 4/#1)

Tape Date: February 13, 1967
Air Date:
February 20, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. This night at Collinwood is the most terrifying night of my life. A sťance is being held and I am about to be contacted by the dead.

The lights are turned on. Guthrie tells everyone, "Miss Winters is all right. She's just fainted." Vicki regains consciousness and asks, "What happened?" Guthrie tells her, "You fainted." Vicki asks, "Did anything happen this time?" Carolyn tells her, "You spoke. In French." Vicki exclaims, "But I don't speak French!" Carolyn tells her, "It was Josette." Vicki asks, "What did she say?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know. I don't know any French." Roger turns to Laura and says, "Laura, you do. What did she say?" Laura replies, "She wasn't very coherent. I didn't pay much attention to what she said." Guthrie announces, "But I did. She spoke of someone who sleeps without sleeping and dreams without dreaming. She mentioned a little boy who she said was in great danger. She spoke of fires that have occurred throughout the centuries. She said that there would be another one soon. She said there was an evil presence in this house and started to name it but screamed and fainted." He tells Vicki, "I think some hostile force prevented you from saying more." He asks her, "Do you remember what you were about to say?" Vicki replies, "Sorry. I don't remember saying anything at all." Guthrie asks, "Could you tell us what you DO remember? It may be of help." Vicki tells them, "I was out of this room, somewhere else. There was fire everywhere, all around me, falling from the sky, and I started to burn alive!" She gets quite distraught remembering this. Carolyn takes her up to her room. Roger tells Guthrie, "I'm going to take my wife back to the cottage. I want to have a word with you when I return." Guthrie rewinds the tape a bit and replays Vicki saying, "Cette personne s'appelle...Cette personne s'appelle AHHHHH!"

At the cottage, Roger tells Laura, "Well, we don't have to worry about Dr. Guthrie anymore. He promised to leave after the sťance." He asks, "Don't laugh, but do you suppose there could be anything to this?" Laura asks, "You're not starting to believe in this supernatural nonsense, are you?" Roger replies, "Of course not." Laura tells her, "Vicki was just babbling, hallucinating." Roger reminds her, "But in French! How do you explain that? Vicki doesn't speak French." Laura replies, "There must be a logical explanation."*

In Vicki's room, Vicki tells Carolyn, "I can't stop thinking about those words I said!" Carolyn muses, "The little boy who's in danger. That must be David. Josette must be trying to protect him." Vicki wonders, "It must be those fires I was talking about. Maybe she's trying to warn us David is in danger of dying in a fire. But when and where?" Guthrie comes up and tells Vicki, "I just came up to see if you were all right. Are you?" Vicki replies that she is. Carolyn asks, "What stopped Vicki?" Guthrie replies, "Another force. Another force at least as powerful as Josette." Carolyn remarks, "You mean my Aunt Laura." Guthrie carefully replies, "We have no proof of that. All we know is that it is a powerful, hostile force. I think it might be a good idea for us to try again. At the old house, where Josette powers are the strongest." Vicki asks, "Will I have to participate again?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. Josette seems to like to speak through you." Vicki moans, "No..." Guthrie assures her, "I didn't say we would do it again. It was just a suggestion. We won't hold another sťance except as a last resort. I don't want to put you through this again unless it's absolutely necessary" He tells her, "Good night, Miss Winters" and leaves.

Roger is in the drawing room. Carolyn and Guthrie come down. Roger tells Guthrie, "I have only one word to say to you. Goodbye." Guthrie replies, "But I'm not leaving, Mr. Collins." Roger angrily protests, "But you said you were leaving after the sťance!" Guthrie replies, "I said I'd leave if the sťance failed. It did not. It succeeded. Sorry if you misunderstood, Mr. Collins." They get into an argument. Carolyn interrupts, saying, "It's not your house, Uncle Roger, it's mine and you can't prevent me from letting whoever I want to come here come here, and If I say Dr. Guthrie can stay, he can stay and I do!" Roger protests, "Something's strange about him! What kind of psychologist holds sťances ?!" Carolyn replies, "Dr. Guthrie is my only hope, the only hope I have of ever seeing my mother again! Goodnight!"

It is now 2:15. Vicki suddenly awakens and demands, "Who is it? Who's in the room? I know you're here!" Laura steps out of the shadows and apologizes, "Oh, I startled you, Vicki. I'm sorry". Vicki asks, "What do you want?" Laura replies, "I just wanted to see if you were all right. Are you?" Vicki tells her that she is. Laura tells her, "I was worried about you. That was a terrible experience you had tonight. I hope it never happens again." Vicki tells her, "Me too!" Laura tells her, "You know what? I have a feeling that it's not good for you being in this house. I think it would be best for you to leave Collinwood." Vicki asks, "Why?" Laura replies, "I don't really know. It's just a feeling I have. Anyway, David'll be leaving with me soon and you're going to have to find another family to work with anyway. Think about it." Vicki replies, "All right, Mrs. Collins." Suddenly, she notices that Laura is no longer there and exclaims, "Mrs. Collins! Mrs. Collins!"

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Episode 172
(TB 5/DISK 4/#2)

Tape Date: February 14, 1967
Air Date:
February 21, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie

My name is Victoria Winters. Even the brightness of morning cannot dislodge the phantoms of the night before. They remain to live in the minds of all who were at Collinwood. As the source of a baffling mystery and an undefined terror.

Mrs. Johnson is at the cottage doing some dusting. Laura tells her, "Be careful! Those things are fragile!" Mrs. Johnson replies, "So am I!" Laura asks, "What do you mean?" Mrs. Johnson explains, "It's my nerves. What was Miss Winters screaming about last night?" Laura lies, "I don't know." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "That Dr. Guthrie, I'd like to know what he's doctoring. If he's working on Mrs. Stoddard, then what's he doing here when she's lying in Boston? And what kind of psychology was he practicing last night? I smell something fishy and it's not the wind off the bay!" Mrs. Johnson starts to poke at the fire. Laura shouts, "Mrs. Johnson! What are you doing?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Putting out the fire so I can clean the hearth." Laura tells her, "NO! Don't touch that fire. It's cold in here!" Mrs. Johnson protests, "But it'll only take a few minutes." But Laura insists, "NO! Don't touch that fire! I want it burning all the time!" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes, Mrs. Collins" and leaves.

Mrs. Johnson goes to the Collinsport Inn and goes to Burke's room. She tells him that a sťance was held at Collinwood last night with the objective of helping Elizabeth. Burke remarks, "A sťance. That's something to contact ghosts, isn't it? I'd think a doctor would be able to do more for Liz than a ghost." Mrs. Johnson tells him, "It was Dr. Guthrie who held the sťance!" Burke asks Mrs. Johnson, "Could you do me a favor? Could you keep Dr. Guthrie away from Vicki?" Mrs. Johnson replies that she will.

After Mrs. Johnson leaves, Burke makes a telephone call. He tells the person on the other side, "Grant? I want you to run a check on a Dr. Peter Guthrie....No, you won't get on it tomorrow, you'll get on it NOW. I want to know everything about him IMMEDIATELY!"

Dr. Guthrie tries to go upstairs to see Vicki, bur Mrs. Johnson refuses to let him, saying "I've been given instructions not to let you."

Later, Laura tries to go upstairs to see Vicki. Mrs. Johnson refuses to let her up either. Laura tells her, "All right. I'll go up and see David, then." Mrs. Johnson tells her, "He's not up there. He's out with Miss Carolyn. She thought it would be better if he were out of the house with Miss Winters like this." Laura hears Carolyn say, "Jasmine" and asks, "What's that?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Oh, that's Dr. Guthrie doing his homework."

Laura goes into the drawing room and finds Dr. Guthrie listening to a tape of the sťance, making notes as he listens. Guthrie sees her, stops the tape and says, "Good afternoon, Mrs. Collins." They discuss the sťance briefly. Laura tells him she thinks it was a failure because Vicki fainted before she could say much. Guthrie replies, "On the contrary, I learned many things from it." Laura asks, "Like what?" Guthrie declines to tell her, saying, "I haven't reached any definite conclusions yet." He gestures toward the tape recorder and tells her, "I'm using modern methods of research. I taped the sťance." Laura remarks, "Oh, I didn't know."

Burke barges into the cottage. Laura complains, "It's considered good manners to knock before coming in." Burke demands, "I'd like to know what's going on here!" She tells him she doesn't know. He asks about Guthrie. She tells him, "I have a feeling he's trying to block us. He's going to have to be stopped." Burke replies, "Yes. But how?" Laura replies, "By any means necessary."

At Collinwood, Guthrie suddenly starts shouting, "Mrs. Johnson! Mrs. Johnson! Would you please come here quickly?" Mrs. Johnson comes into the drawing room. Guthrie asks her, "Mrs. Johnson, did you touch anything on this table while you were dusting in here?" She replies that she didn't. He asks, "You didn't touch the tape recorder?" She replies, "No. I wouldn't touch that thing with a ten foot pole!" He asks her, "Did you see anyone coming in or out of this room?" She replies, "No. Why?" He tells her, "Listen to this" and starts to tape recorder. But instead of the sťance, there is only a strange crackling sound. Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Sounds like a fire crackling." Guthrie replies, "Yes. The sound of fire..."

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Episode 173
(TB 5/DISK 4/#3)

Tape Date: February 15, 1967
Air Date:
February 22, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A man has come to Collinwood, a man searching for answers, a man with probing questions that are disturbing to all that come in contact with him. And forces them to quick and almost violent decisions to act.

Laura begs Burke to convince David to go away with her, saying "You have a lot of influence with him".

Vicki is in the drawing room putting some roses into a vase. David comes into the room and demands, "I want to talk to you!" Vicki remarks, "Aren't these roses nice? Dr. Guthrie sent them to me because I wasn't feeling well." David replies, "I don't care. I have something I want to talk to you about! I heard you had a sťance last night!" Vicki asks, "How did you find out?" David tells her, "Mrs. Johnson told me." Vicki tells him, "Well, she shouldn't have. I'll have to talk to her about that." David tells Vicki he's upset he wasn't invited, saying, "Josette's MY friend! I should've been there!" Vicki puts her hand on David's shoulder and tries to calm him down. David pulls away, shouts, "Don't touch me! You can't make up!" and runs off.

Laura tells Burke, "Now is the time for me to act with David." Burke replies, "I'll help". Laura tells him, "I've got to hurry." Burke asks, "Why?" Laura replies, "We've got to act while Liz is in the hospital. That was hard to arrange." Burke, puzzled, asks, "Arrange? What do you mean?" Laura, realizing her faux pas, replies, "Nothing. Just that it was hard to convince Roger and Carolyn to move her out of the house into the hospital." Burke tells her, "Well, I can't just march up to Collinwood and ask for David." Laura suggests, "Why don't you try old house or the old fishing shack? If you want me to help you, you've got to help me - to get David."

Burke goes down to the fishing shack and finds David there trying to untangle a coil of rope. He takes the rope from him and starts to help him untangle it and suggests, "Why don't we rent a boat, go out into the bay and go fishing one of these days? It's been some time since I had a rod and reel in my hands." David asks, "Isn't it a little cold out in the bay this time of year?" Burke replies, "I have an old fishing jacket you can borrow. It should reach just to about your knees." David is ecstatic. Burke remarks, "You don't have much fun around here, do you?" David replies, "No." Burke asks, "How do you like your mother?" David replies, "I don't really know. Before she came back, I always thought about her, but when she came back, I was afraid of her for some reason. Now, I don't really know." Burke suggests, "Maybe it would be a good idea if you went away with her." David replies, "I don't mind going with her for a little while, but forever? I don't know." Vicki comes into the shack and exclaims, "David! That's where you've been! I've been looking all over for you! Don't EVER run off like that again!" David excitedly asks Burke, "Burke! Tell her about the fishing trip!" Burke tells Vicki he wants to take David fishing out on the bay. Vicki replies, "No, not now. It's too cold. Ask me again in the spring." David, upset, screams, "I'm going to go see my mother. You can't stop me! My father gave me permission!" and runs off. Burke asks Vicki how she is, telling her, "I know about what happened last night." Vicki replies, "Fine. Word travels fast around here, doesn't it?" They discuss the sťance. Burke asks, "What's all this opposition to Laura?" Vicki replies, "A lot of strange things have happened since she came back." She enumerates them. She adds, "And she was the last person to see Mrs. Stoddard before she got sick, and lied about it."

David goes to the cabin. He tells Laura Burke invited him to go on a fishing trip, but Vicki wouldn't let him. Laura tells him, "If you went away with me, I'd have let you go." David tells her, "Burke tells me I should go away with you." Laura asks, "And?" David replies, "I'll have to think about it." He asks her, "Mother, what's a sťance?" She lies that she doesn't know. David asks, "Why'd you go, then?" Laura lies, "I didn't go. I just happened to be there, that's all." He asks her to tell him about it. She lies, "There's nothing to tell. Vicki got upset and fainted, that's all. She's the high- strung, hysterical type." She adds, "David, never listen to such people. If she ever says anything bad about me, don't listen." Burke comes in and tells David, "It's starting to get dark outside. I think you should be going back home, David." David leaves. Burke tells Laura, "I want to talk to you!" He tells her, "I've just talked to Vicki about you and there's a few things I'd like you to explain." He enumerates the mysterious things Vicki mentioned, the paintings, Sam's accident, etc. Laura replies, "How could I have been responsible for all those things? It would take a supernatural being to do all that! Touch me! I'm nothing but flesh and blood." She takes his hand and puts it on her cheek. He leaves it there for a moment then pulls his hand back and says, "Laura, don't work on me." She tells him, "Please, think of the future. Think of you and me..."

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Episode 174
(TB 5/DISK 4/#4)

Tape Date: February 16, 1967
Air Date:
February 23, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Conrad Fowkes as Frank Garner
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Vince O'Brien as Dan Riley
John Harkins as Costa

My name is Victoria Winters. We have been touched by forces from another world. Forces we do not know or understand. We know only that some fierce battle is waging and Collinwood is its battleground. And fear continues to grow as the boundaries that separate the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead become more and more obscure.

Frank Garner comes to Collinwood, having been called earlier by Guthrie and told about the sťance and the tape he had made of it. Guthrie tells him, "Something's happened to the tape since I talked to you. The sťance is no longer on it." Frank asks, "You mean you accidentally erased it?" Guthrie replies, "No, that's what I thought at first." He plays the tape and remarks, "At first I thought it was static, but it isn't. Listen closely. The sound is unmistakable." Frank listens and asks, "Fire?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. Fire. If only I could fit the pieces together." Frank asks, "You think you'd get a life sized portrait of Laura Collins, don't you?" Guthrie replies, "I wouldn't be surprised." Frank tells Garner, "By the way, they're going to close the case in Phoenix. Reilly's brought them a mountain of physical tests indicating that Laura Collins is alive and well and staying here. They're stumped and don't know what to do next. How's Mrs. Stoddard doing?" Guthrie replies, "I've spoken to Dr. Landis and he tells me she's doing better." Carolyn, who's just walked in and heard this, demands, "She's better? Tell me!" Guthrie replies, "Yes. She's better." Carolyn asks, "Can I see her?" Guthrie reconsiders his words, "Well, perhaps better is not the word I should have used. Let's say she's slightly improved. Her pulse and temperature are much closer to normal now. But she still can't talk or move and Dr. Landis still doesn't think family members should visit her yet." He adds, "But we have learned one thing. Distance seems to be helping her. Distance from Collinwood and whatever hostile force is here..."

Joe Haskell comes to Collinwood with some papers for Guthrie to sign. Carolyn tells Joe that Guthrie and Garner have gone somewhere but will be back soon. They talk. Joe asks, "How's your mother?" Carolyn replies, "Improving. A little. They still won't let us see her." She tells him, "I feel alone, so alone." He reminds her, "We're still friends." She hugs him.

In Arizona, at a Phoenix Police Department office, Lt. Dan Reilly and a Lt. Costa are signing some papers. They finish, and both give out sighs of relief. Lt. Reilly remarks, "Glad to see this case closed. I'm not a drinking man, but this case almost drove me to it." Lt. Costa replies, "I know what you mean." Lt. Reilly tells Lt. Costa, "Well, now that this is all over, I guess I'll be taking the fastest jet I can find home." Lt. Costa tells him, "Finished? Sorry, not yet. The body hasn't been released for burial yet. You've finished signing the police department forms, but as the person who identified Laura Collins as being alive in Maine, you've got to sign the morgue's interminable set of forms too."

Joe tells Carolyn, "There are some rumors around town about this Dr. Guthrie. People are saying he's not a doctor at all. They're saying he's a cop. A cop from Phoenix investigating Laura's implication in that fire there." Carolyn assures Joe that Guthrie is indeed a doctor.

Lt. Costa and Lt. Reilly are at the Phoenix morgue. Having finished signing the morgue's forms, Lt. Reilly calls Frank Garner at Collinwood and tells him, "I was told by your office that I could find you here. I just called to tell you the case in Phoenix is now officially closed." Garner thanks him for calling and telling him and hangs up. He tells the rest of the people in the drawing room, Guthrie, Joe and Carolyn. Carolyn is disappointed that the case has been closed, saying, "I hoped that they could learn something that could help Mother."

In Phoenix, Lt. Costa goes over to the drawer holding the mysterious body. He looks at the sticker and remarks to Lt. Reilly, "Look. It still says, 'Laura Murdoch Collins'. They still haven't changed it back to 'body unidentified'." Reilly replies, "They're probably as confused as the rest of us." Costa opens the drawer to take a last look. He exclaims, "It can't be!" Reilly looks and suggests, "Maybe this is the wrong drawer." Costa replies, "No, this is the right drawer." He pulls the slab out. It is empty...

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Episode 175
(TB 5/DISK 4/#5)

Tape Date: February 17, 1967
Air Date:
February 24, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood becomes more and more tangled in a web of mysteries, and woven into the web are not only confusion and doubt but terror and fear. And the struggle to understand only seems to make the web more tangled, the confusion greater, the fear more terrifying and the mystery deeper.

At Collinwood, Guthrie tells Vicki about the body in Phoenix being missing. Vicki asks, "How is that possible? They must've made a mistake!" Guthrie replies, "No, they've checked it over and over again." He adds, "I can't wait to talk to Mrs. Collins about this!" Vicki remarks to Guthrie how there seems to one common denominator in all the strange things that have happened: fire.

At the cottage, Burke tells Laura, "I've had Dr. Guthrie investigated. He's no ordinary psychologist. He's a parapsychologist. That means he studies the supernatural. Now what I want to know is, Why did they bring in such a man, and why is he so interested in YOU?" Laura replies that she doesn't know.

Guthrie tells Vicki, "I can't wait to talk to Mrs. Collins about the body. I'm anxious to see her reaction!" There's a knock at the door. Vicki tells Guthrie, "Oh, that's probably Mrs. Johnson." Guthrie tells her, "Can you do me one thing, Miss Winters? If that's Mrs. Collins, would you mind not telling her about the body?" Vicki replies, "Of course." Guthrie tells her he'll be going for a walk but will be back soon. Vicki goes to open the door. It's Burke Devlin. Vicki tells him, "I can't let you in." Guthrie comes by on his way out, tells Vicki he'll be back later and leaves. Burke asks, "Exactly why is he so interested in Laura?" Vicki, seemingly upset by the question, walks inside. Burke follows her into the drawing room. Vicki tells him, "He's just trying to do everything he can to help Mrs. Stoddard." Burke remarks, "He suspects Laura, doesn't he?" Vicki doesn't answer. Burke asks, "Let me put it this way, then. Why don't YOU trust Laura? I know you suspect her of having something to do with all this. Tell me." Vicki replies, "I can't." Burke pressures her to tell him and she replies, "All right. But you probably won't believe me." Vicki tells him, "I think Josette Collins has been trying to tell me something." She tells him about the crypt Josette lead her to, about all the apparent ancestors of Laura Murdoch Collins, all the same name, Laura Murdoch followed by a married surname, about how they all died by fire, about the body in Phoenix begin gone, etc. She tells him, "Then there's the fact that she lied about seeing Mrs. Stoddard just before she got sick." She asks, "Am I wrong to not trust her?"

Guthrie goes to the cottage and asks Laura, "Mind if I speak to you for a moment?" Laura replies, "Sorry, not now. I'm tired and would like to rest awhile." But Guthrie continues, "I got some news just a few minutes ago from Phoenix." Laura replies, "That could have nothing to do with me and doesn't interest me." Guthrie continues, "They decided to bury the body, but found that it had disappeared." Laura exclaims, "Gone?! But that's impossible! They must be mistaken!" She starts to rail against the stupidity of the Phoenix police, saying she'd expect such a thing from them. Guthrie tells her, "What does this mean, the fact that the body's disappeared? I saw that expression on your face. I know you know something you're not telling me." Laura denies this and tells Guthrie, "Now go away and leave me alone. I'm not going to warn you again!" Guthrie asks, "That sounds like a threat. Is it?" Laura replies, "You'll find out. Now go back to Collinwood!" Guthrie asks, "And if I refuse?" Before Laura can answer, the front door opens and Burke Devlin comes in. Laura tells him, "Burke! Do something! This man is bothering me and refuses to leave!" Guthrie remarks, "That won't be necessary. Goodbye" and leaves.

Burke asks Laura, "Why did you lie about seeing Mrs. Stoddard on the night she got sick?" Laura replies, "Please, Burke. I can't talk about that right now." Burke replies, "OK. But I'll be back. In the meantime, you'd better come up with some straightforward answers" and leaves.

Peter Guthrie's returns to Collinwood. He calls out, "Vicki?" and goes into the drawing room.

At the cottage, Laura goes and sits by the fire and stares into it strangely.

At Collinwood, Dr. Guthrie takes off his glasses and rubs his eyes with his hand, as if he's feeling strangely. He calls out, "Vicki! Vicki!" a few more times and starts to stumble around then falls to the floor next to the fireplace, unconscious.

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Episode 176
(TB 5/DISK 4/#6)

Tape Date: February 19, 1967
Air Date:
February 27, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Once again, unseen forces hover over Collinwood gripping those within in a vice of terror. And a beautiful woman sits staring into the hypnotic fire, her eyes seeing something in the hearts of the flames while a short distance away a man feels himself overwhelmed by something so terrifying it bears no name.

Vicki comes into the drawing room and finds Guthrie stumbling around. Vicki tries to steady him and asks, "What's wrong?" Guthrie continues to stumble around and replies, "I don't know."

David walks into the cottage and finds Laura sitting by the fire, staring into it. He calls out, "Mother?", but Laura appears to be in some sort of trance and doesn't seem to hear him. He goes up to her and asks, "Mother, what's the matter?", but still gets no response from her. Finally, he shouts, "Mother, Mother!", grabs her shoulder and shakes her. She snaps out of it.

At Collinwood, Guthrie suddenly recovers.

David asks Laura, "What's the matter, Mother? I've never seen anyone stare into a fire like that before." Laura replies that she was just daydreaming. She tells him she'd like to be alone. David gets very angry at this and starts to stomp out. Laura reconsiders what she's just said and calls out, "Wait, David. I didn't mean that." David comes back. Laura apologizes for snapping at him, saying, "I was daydreaming. You startled me." David remarks, "I never saw anyone dream with their eyes open before." Laura tells him, "Here. Let me teach you." She tells him to stare into the fire. He does, but after awhile tells her, "I don't see anything." She tells him, "Soon you will; I'll teach you."

At Collinwood, Vicki tells Guthrie, "You gave me quite a fright there. What happened?" Guthrie replies, "I don't know. What did it look like?" Vicki replies, "You reminded me of Mrs. Stoddard when she got sick. Can you describe what it felt like?" Guthrie replies, "Not really, but I have a feeling of time being all mixed up." Vicki exclaims, "Just like Mrs. Stoddard! She lost several hours too." Guthrie, now recovered, tells her, "But that's where the similarities end. I can remembered where I was just before this happened. I remember visiting Laura Collins." Vicki exclaims, "Mrs. Stoddard also paid a visit to Laura Collins!" David comes in through the front doors. Vicki scolds him, "Where have you been? You should've been home hours ago!" David replies, "I've been out playing. I just visited my mother." Guthrie asks, "When?" David replies, "I just left a few minutes ago." Guthrie asks, "Did anything unusual happen while you were there?" David replies, "Funny you should ask." He recounts what happened at the cottage.

After David leaves, Guthrie tells Vicki, "It's clear the David interrupted his mother at the exact time I came out of the daze!" Vicki remarks, "That does it! I'm keeping David from his mother from now on!" Guthrie suggests, "And I think you should stay away from her as well. Whatever power Laura has must be destroyed!" At that exact moment, the front doors open. Standing there is Laura...

Laura holds up a scarf and tells Vicki, "David left this scarf at the cottage." Vicki tells her, "That's impossible. I dressed him to go out earlier, and I didn't put a scarf on him." Laura replies, "Well, then maybe he left it when he stayed over. Here." Vicki takes the scarf and leaves.

Guthrie bluntly asks Laura, "Aren't you surprised to see me up and around? That's what you came here to see, isn't it?" Laura pretends not to know what he's talking about. Guthrie tells her, "I think I'm starting to know all about you. You possess some sort of power stronger than anything I've ever seen, and when I find out what it is, I'll tell everyone." Laura says, "Will you really?", laughs, and leaves.

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Episode 177
(TB 5/DISK 4/#7)

Tape Date: February 20, 1967
Air Date:
February 28, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell

My name is Victoria Winters. Twice in a short span of time two people at Collinwood have been stricken by mysterious forces; a man and a woman. But only the man has recovered sufficiently to be aware of the full implications of what has happened to him.

Guthrie, holding a notepad, is pacing around the drawing room, thinking. Carolyn comes in and says, "Good morning. Vicki told me you wanted to talk to me." Guthrie replies that he does. He tells her, "Someone else experienced what happened to your mother." Carolyn asks, "Who?" Guthrie replies, "Me." Carolyn exclaims, "But that's impossible! You're standing right here, fine." Guthrie explains, "Something interrupted what was causing it. I also remember where I was just before it happened. I had just made a call to Laura Collins." Carolyn remarks, "I knew it! I knew she was behind all this!" Guthrie tells her, "I think I know what this is all about; unfortunately, I have nothing but circumstantial evidence, no real proof." He opens his notebook and tells Carolyn about Laura Murdoch Stockbridge, died by fire 1767 and Laura Murdoch Radcliffe, died by fire 1867." He asks her, "You can probably guess the next year in the sequence." Carolyn replies, "1967!" Guthrie continues, "Yes. This year. And in Phoenix, a woman identified as Laura Murdoch Collins is burned to death. The answer has been staring us right in our face. The name of the city where the latest death occurred. Phoenix." He tells Carolyn the story of the Phoenix bird and tells her he thinks Laura is some kind of Phoenix, burning up at intervals and reincarnating. Carolyn thinks this is far-fetched. He tells her, "Wait. I told you earlier I had no proof. I think there's a way I can get proof. I'll need help though. A strong young man who knows the area. Someone who will be discreet" Carolyn suggests, "There's a young man I used to go with. I think he'll help. His name is Joe Haskell." Guthrie warns, "What I have in mind might not be considered strictly legal, but it must be done."

Joe and Maggie are talking at the diner. Carolyn comes in and asks to speak to Joe alone. They go to a table. Carolyn asks Joe, "When you were at the house last time, you offered to help my mother any way you can, didn't you?" Joe replies that he did. Carolyn tells him, "There may be a way you can help now." She tells him Dr. Guthrie needs his help. She tells him, "I'd better tell you about Dr. Guthrie first, though. He isn't the kind of doctor we've been telling everyone he is. He's not a psychologist; he's a parapsychologist." Joe asks, "You mean he studies spooks and stuff?!" Carolyn replies, "Yes." She tells him, "Mother's not in a coma; she's in some sort of psychic trance." Joe, incredulous, exclaims, "You mean you think someone put a hex on her?!" They discuss the field of parapsychology. Carolyn thinks there's something to it. Joe is dubious, but agrees to help anyway. He asks what Guthrie wants him to do. Carolyn replies the she doesn't know. She asks, "Can you come right now?" Joe replies, "No, I can't just walk out on Maggie. I'll drop by tonight."

At Collinwood, Dr. Guthrie is in the drawing room. Carolyn comes in bearing a tray of coffee. Guthrie asks, "Vicki's upstairs with David?" Carolyn replies that she is. Guthrie asks, "And Roger?" Carolyn tells him, "Down at the Blue Whale playing Lord of the Manor." Guthrie tells her, "Good. We're alone then. I've been waiting to talk to you all night." Carolyn remarks, "I thought dinner would never end! It's funny how everything seems to take so long when you're waiting!" Guthrie asks, "Have you talked to Haskell?" Carolyn replies, "Yes. He's agreed to help. He's coming tonight." Guthrie remarks, "I hope he doesn't back out when I tell him what I want him to do." Carolyn remarks, "What DO you want to do? You haven't told ME yet." Guthrie tells her, "I think I'd rather wait until Joe gets here and tell you both together." There's a knock at the door. Carolyn answers. It's Joe.

Guthrie tells Joe, "I'm glad you agreed to help." Joe replies, "I'll do anything to help Carolyn's mother." Guthrie warns him, "Maybe this will be more than you bargained for. Do you believe in reincarnation?" Joe replies that he doesn't. Guthrie remarks, "Too bad. You might be less reluctant to do what I want you to do if you did. I want you to help me open a grave."
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