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Episode 178
(TB 5/DISK 4 #8)

Tape Date: February 21, 1967
Air Date:
March 1, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Lasell as Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. The man who has come to attempt to solve the mysteries that hover over Collinwood has made a startling suggestion to which others can only react with shock and fear.

Seeing the shocked look on Joe's face, Guthrie explains, "The only way to test certain theories I have is to open this grave." Joe tells him, "I'm not a body snatcher!" Guthrie replies, "We won't be snatching any bodies. I just want to see what's in this grave." Joe asks, "Whose grave?" Guthrie replies, "Laura Murdoch Stockbridge, died by fire, 1767". He tells Joe about his theory of Laura Collins being a reincarnation. Joe is astonished. He tells Guthrie he's changed his mind about helping, saying "it just doesn't sit right with me." Carolyn begs him to help, saying it might be the only way to help her mother. Finally, Joe agrees to help. He tells her, "All right. I'll help. I still don't think it's right, but I'll help. I don't think this is legal." Guthrie replies, "I did call Frank Garner to see if it could be done legally. He told me it could, but it would take a long time to cut through the red tape. We don't have the time for that."

Roger goes to the cottage. He asks Laura, "You wouldn't by any chance have a drink around here, would you?" Laura replies, "I could make you a cup of tea." Roger remarks, "Tea? That's not a drink. That's just a liquid." Laura tells Roger, "I've almost won over David, but not completely yet. I've got to hurry. I'm running out of time." Roger remarks, "Liz is in the hospital. I don't see why you don't just take him and leave." Laura replies, "You don't understand. He's got to go of his own free will!" Roger tells her, "I have no idea what you're talking about!" Laura tells him, "This Dr. Guthrie. He's getting in the way. What do you know about him?" Roger answers, "Not much. Just that he's a psychologist and Carolyn wants him here." Laura tells him, "He's not a psychologist. He's a parapsychologist." Roger exclaims, "WHAT?!" Why didn't anyone tell me?!"

Carolyn asks, "What about the old man Vicki said was the caretaker?" Guthrie replies, "I've checked on him. He lives in a house on another part of the property." He tells Carolyn, "We'll need tools." Carolyn tells him, "We have plenty of tools in the tool shed. It's right by the cottage." Guthrie replies, "Well, we can't use those. We can't take any chance of Laura seeing us taking them." Joe tells him, "I have some tools at home. Meet me there later. It's the white clabber(?) house on the end of North Main Street." Joe and Carolyn go into the foyer. Joe jokes, "If we're caught and I end up in jail, remember my favorite pie filling is a file!" Roger storms in and asks Carolyn, "Where's Guthrie? I want to speak to him. To you too!" Joe leaves. Carolyn takes Roger into the drawing room.

Roger confronts Guthrie with what he knows. He implies that Guthrie is a fraud and asks, "So just what have you learned with all your investigating?" Guthrie replies, "I don't have definitive proof yet, but I think your wife is involved in all this." Roger blows up and shouts, "Get out! I don't ever want to see you in this house again!" Guthrie leaves. Roger asks Carolyn, "Why didn't you tell me the truth?" Carolyn replies, "I didn't think you'd understand." She asks, "What if Dr. Guthrie has found something?" Roger replies, "He'll have to prove that to my satisfaction." Carolyn tells him, "I had to try everything to help my mother! I couldn't have lived with myself if I didn't try everything that had even the slightest possibility of helping!" Roger tells her, "All right. Let him do his investigating if it'll help ease your mind." He adds, "I'm dubious about this, though." He then adds, "There HAVE been quite a few strange things happening around here, though. Maybe there's just the SLIGHTEST possibility..."

Joe and Guthrie go to the crypt. They find the door locked. Guthrie asks, "You don't think there might be anyone in there, do you?" He knocks on the door with a knocker to see. There is no answer. Guthrie tries to break the door in with his shoulder, but the door doesn't budge. Joe tells him, "Let me try." He does, with equally little success. Guthrie takes something out of Joe's toolbox and says, "Here, try this." Joe turns to take the tool. While they are both looking at the tool, the doorknob turns by itself and the door begins to open all by itself. When Joe and Guthrie look up, they are surprised to see the door slowly opening.

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Episode 179
(TB 6/DISK 1/#1)

Tape Date: February 22, 1967
Air Date:
March 2, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
Daniel Keyes as Caretaker

My name is Victoria Winters. A voice has been heard out of the past, a voice that spoke in a foreign tongue and in a whirlwind of terror. And now it speaks no more. But still the power behind that voice is with us. It prompts us, it leads us, and where it goes we must follow. No matter how lost and forlorn the place. No matter how numb the heart with fear.

Purchase Dark Shadows "The Beginning volume 6" from AmazonJoe tells Guthrie, "I'm not going to go in there. There's someone in there." Guthrie sticks his head in and looks around. He tells Joe, "There's no one in there." Joe replies, "That makes it even worse, then. I didn't touch that door!" Guthrie replies, "Well, maybe you loosened it up." They go in. After they do, the door closes slowly all by itself.

Inside, Joe remarks, "Stuffy in here." Guthrie starts to look for the grave of Laura Murdoch Stockbridge. Joe remarks, "I can't believe it. I know it sounds silly, but I'm really scared." Guthrie replies, "Don't you think I am?" Joe protests, "But we're both grown men." Guthrie replies, "Yes, but even grown men are afraid of the unknown." Guthrie, moving the beam of his flashlight around, finally finds what he is looking for, the grave of "Laura Murdoch Stockbridge, 1735-1767". He tells Joe to start helping him open it. Joe is reluctant, saying, "I didn't know I'd feel this way." Guthrie asks, "Are you afraid?" Joe replies, "No, it's not fear. It's respect. Respect for the dead." Guthrie convinces him to help by saying, "Well, there's another kind of respect. Respect for the living. What we're doing, we're doing to help Mrs. Stoddard. Her life may depend on it. I'm going to go on. With or without you." Joe replies, "With me..." They take out some tools and start to work on the wall-plaque covering Laura Murdoch Stockbridge's grave.

Garner comes to Collinwood and asks Carolyn where Guthrie is. Carolyn lies that she doesn't know. Garner tells her, "I can tell you're lying. It's written all over your face! I drove all the way here to see Guthrie. It's important." Carolyn protests, "But I promised not to tell anyone..." Garner tells her, "Pete Guthrie's a good man, but I'm afraid he might be going too far. If he breaks the law, he won't be able to help your mother anymore. He phoned me a little while ago to ask me something. I think he's going to try to break into a crypt. Now tell me, is that what he's doing?" Carolyn admits, "Yes. With Joe Haskell."

Guthrie and Joe continue to work on the slab, with little luck. Joe jokes, "All we need is a stick of dynamite!" They continue to try. The plaque doesn't budge. They stop to rest for a moment, then give it another try. This time, the plaque starts to move. They pull the plaque out and put it on the ground. They then pull the coffin out and put it on a table. Guthrie notes that the top is nailed down. He tells Joe, "We're going to have to pry it open." He gets a hammer and wedge from Joe's toolbox. Giving the hammer to Joe, he inserts the wedge under the coffin lid and tells Joe to hit it with the hammer. Just as Joe is about to do so, they hear someone shout "NOOOOOOOO!!!!!" They turn and see the caretaker standing there. He screams, "NO! NO! NO!" He tells them, "How fortunate you are! I stopped you just in time!" Guthrie asks, "Could you help us?" The caretaker replies, "I already have! I stopped you from opening that coffin! Do you know how everyone in this crypt died? They died by violence, and the violence may still be in there after all these years!" Guthrie tells the caretaker it's imperative that they open the coffin, but the caretaker refuses to let him, saying, "No. It's too dangerous!" Guthrie and Joe talk, trying to think of what to do. Garner comes running in, sees them and exclaims, "I knew I'd find you here!" He tells the caretaker, "I apologize for my friends." The caretaker tells him, "I helped them. I stopped them!" Guthrie tells him he's grateful for that.

Garner tells Guthrie, "There are ways of doing things legally!" Guthrie protests, "But that would take too long." Garner asks, "What do you think you could do to help Mrs. Stoddard behind bars?" They argue for awhile. Guthrie finally admits, "I know when I'm beaten." He goes to the caretaker and offers to put the coffin back in the wall. The caretaker declines, saying, "That can wait till later. I'll just let her rest where she is for a while." Guthrie and Garner turn to leave, but Joe suddenly exclaims, "Wait! I smell something! Flowers. No, it's more like perfume!" Garner asks, "Is it Jasmine?" Joe replies, "I don't know. I don't know what Jasmine smells like. All I know is that it smells like it does on a hot summer night with lots of flowers." Guthrie exclaims, "Josette!" They hear a loud creaking sound. They turn and are startled to see that the coffin is opening all by itself. Guthrie goes and takes a look inside. He exclaims, "Come here! Look at this!" Joe remarks, "I'm not sure I want to." Guthrie announces, "It's absolutely empty! The body's gone!"

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Episode 180
(TB 6/DISK 1/#2)

Tape Date: February 23, 1967
Air Date:
March 3, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Daniel Keyes as Caretaker
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Conard Fowkes as Frank Garner
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. There are those at Collinwood who are seeking the truth, the truth that lies at the bottom of a seemingly fathomless mystery. But they must seek answers in strange places, even in the Land of the Dead.

Joe asks, "Could it have disintegrated? It HAS been 200 years". Guthrie replies, "No, if it had, there would be dust remaining. One thing's for sure. Josette wanted us to see this. Now there's one more thing we have to do." He asks the old man where Laura Murdoch Radcliffe is buried. The caretaker tells them she is buried outside in the old section of the cemetery near his shed*. Garner tells Guthrie he knows what he intends to do, but does not object this time. He is starting to believe that Guthrie may be on to something. Guthrie tells the old man they'll be back and he, Joe and Garner leave. The old man looks at the empty coffin of Laura Murdoch Stockbridge and remarks, "Laura Murdoch Stockbridge, died by fire. She couldn't find peace. She's out there somewhere, but where?"

Joe, Garner and Guthrie search through the old part of the cemetery the old man described. Finally, they find a headstone that reads, "Laura Murdoch Radcliffe, 1840-1867". Garner remarks, "How are we going to dig it up without shovels?" Guthrie tells him, "We passed by a tool shed on our way up here." Joe volunteers to go get some shovels. Back at the crypt, The old man mutters, "I wish they hadn't gone. I think I'd prefer the company of the living tonight. They didn't have to go. I could've told them about Laura Murdoch Radcliffe. Died by fire, in her own room at night. Something else about it, thought. What was it? I can't remember." He goes to a bookshelf, pulls a book out and starts to leaf through it, remarking, "It's got to be in here somewhere, everything about the Radcliffe's is in this book."

Joe returns with the shovels and they start to dig. Suddenly, Joe stops and says, "What was that? I heard a sound." They all stop and listen, but hear nothing. Joe remarks, "Must've been my imagination" and they start digging again.

The old man finds what he's looking for in the book. He mutters, "Yes. This is it. A child. A boy..." Suddenly, the caretaker exclaims, "Someone's in this room! Who is it? Who?" He turns around and sees Laura standing there. He asks, "Who are you? What do you want?" She tells him, "I'm looking for someone. A man named Guthrie." The caretaker tells her, "There were three men here, but only one of them told me his name, a Mr. Garner." Laura sees the open coffin. The old man tells her, "They came to disturb the dead. Laura Murdoch Stockbridge..." Laura asks, "Did my friends tell you where they were going?" The old man replies, "Yes. To the grave of Laura Murdoch Radcliffe." She asks, "When I came in here, I heard you saying you found something." The caretaker replies, "Yes. It's very interesting. It's about the death of Laura Murdoch Radcliffe. Would you like to see it?" Laura answers, "Yes, please."

Joe, Garner and Guthrie lift the coffin out of the ground, Joe remarking, "This thing must weigh a ton!" They put it down and start to open it.

The old man asks Laura, "Interesting, isn't it?" Laura replies, "Yes it is." The old man tells her, "Your friends will find it interesting too. I'm going to show it to them when they get back." He thinks a bit then remarks, "Strange, now that I think about it. Laura Murdoch Stockbridge and Laura Murdoch Radcliffe, both with the same maiden name, and both dying by fire 100 years apart. Must be a most horrible way to die. I don't like to think about it." Laura tells him, "I'm not afraid of fire. I like it. So very beautiful" She starts to describe the beauty of fire.

At the cemetery, the coffin is opened. It is empty...

Laura continues to describe the beauty of fire, the colors, etc. She remarks, "There's sadness about fire, too. Every fire must eventually die out. But another one always kindles, in some other place, some other time..." The old man suddenly complains of feeling strange. He suddenly notices that Laura is gone and exclaims, "Miss? Miss?"

Joe, Guthrie and Garner rebury the coffin. Garner remarks, "THREE missing bodies. Laura Murdoch Stockbridge, Laura Murdoch Radcliffe and the woman in Phoenix. There's got to be a connection!"

Joe, Guthrie and Garner return to the crypt. The old man, surprised, remarks, "Back already? I though you'd be away for quite awhile." Guthrie tells him, "But we have been away for quite awhile." The old man replies, "No you haven't. You just stepped out the door a moment ago." Guthrie questions him and finds that the old man has had a memory lapse. He asks the old man, "What happened after we left? Did anyone else come here?" The old man replies, "No." Guthrie asks, "What did you do after we left?" The old man replies, "Let's see, I went to get a book over there..." He complains that he's not feeling well and leaves. Garner sees a book open on the table and remarks, "Maybe this is the book he was talking about. It's a history of the Radcliffe family." They find that it's open to a page taken from the Collinsport Courier, dated October 26, 1867, but that only the masthead is visible, the rest of the ink having faded away. Guthrie exclaims, "But that's impossible! Ink couldn't fade away like that unless it's been exposed to the light of a bright fire!"

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Episode 181
(TB 6/DISK 1/#3)

Tape Date: February 24, 1967
Air Date:
March 6, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Night has come to Collinwood, a growing darkness has slowly crept in from the sea bringing the day to an end. But it has brought with it no promise of rest nor of peace. No end of mystery nor of fear. Again throughout this night and the day to come, knowledge brings not light but a deeper darkness and a seemingly unending fear.

Vicki and Carolyn are in the drawing room. Carolyn complains that with Roger in Boston and Mrs. Johnson gone, she's frightened to be in the house with only Vicki and David, who's upstairs. She wonders, "Why hasn't Guthrie or Garner called to tell us what happened?" Vicki tells Carolyn she hears the sound of someone coming up the walk. There's a knock at the door. Vicki asks, "What if it's Laura?" They go and answer the door with trepidation. But it's not Laura, it's Guthrie and Joe. Vicki asks, "Where's Frank? Did he find you?" Guthrie replies, "Yes." Carolyn apologizes for telling Garner where they were. She asks, "Did he manage to stop you?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. But..." He tells them what happened, about how Josette helped them. Vicki asks, "What did you find?" Guthrie replies, "Nothing!" and explains how the graves were empty. He shows them the book, saying the caretaker lent it to them for a few days. Vicki looks at the page Guthrie has opened the book to and exclaims, "1867! The year Laura Murdoch Radcliffe died! But it's blank!" Guthrie replies, "This copy is. But Joe is going to do some research at the library and try to find another copy." Vicki asks, "Anything I can do to help?" Guthrie tells her, "We might have to have another sťance. One thing I can tell you, though. Try to keep David away from Mrs. Collins!" Vicki tells him that may not be so easy to do because Roger wants David to see his mother. Guthrie tells her, "I'll try to talk to Roger when he gets back. In the meantime, do what you can to keep David away from his mother."

Carolyn goes into David's room to check on him. David gets angry, saying he doesn't like her coming into his room. He reminds her that they made a promise to each other, that he would leave her alone and she would leave him alone. She tells him she's concerned about him. He tells her he finds this hard to believe and reminds her she told Vicki that he was a spoiled monster, a menace to the civilized world. She tells him she feels differently about him now. He asks, "Why are you being so nice to me? Has something happened?" She replies, "No, nothing has", kisses him on the forehead, says goodnight and leaves. David is puzzled...

Joe is at the Collinsport Public Library looking through old volumes of bound newspapers. He finds the page corresponding to the faded one and starts to read...

Vicki is giving David his lessons in the drawing room. She tells him, "No, the verb is in the right tense, but something else is wrong." David looks and finds the mistake. Vicki tells him, "It's a good composition, but I told you to write about a real person, not an imaginary one. You don't have a sister, David!" David starts to muse about what it would be like to have an older sister. He remarks, "I bet Carolyn would be different if she had a brother..."

Joe telephones Collinwood. Vicki answers the phone. Joe asks if Dr. Guthrie is there. Vicki can tell from his voice that he is very excited. She tells him Guthrie isn't there. Joe asks, "Would you mind if I came to Collinwood and waited for him?" Vicki tells him that that would be all right. She asks, "Have you found the article?" Joe replies, "Right here in black and white. I'm on my way!"

Vicki asks David, "Where are your arithmetic books?" David replies, "I think I left them in the kitchen." Vicki tells him, "I'll go get them. You look through your composition." Vicki leaves. David sits down by the fire and looks through his composition. He look up into the fire and is shocked to see a ghostly head in there - his own! He screams, "Help! Help! Mother! Miss Winters!" He runs out of the room and smashes into Dr. Guthrie, who's just come in. Guthrie asks him what's the matter. David screams, "In there! In there! ME! I saw myself in there!" Vicki comes out through the door under the stairs and asks, "What's wrong?" Guthrie replies, "I don't know. He said he saw himself in there." David screams, "I saw myself in the fire, burning up! Help me! I'm on fire!"

Joe arrives at Collinwood and finds Guthrie in the drawing room. He shows him a photo static copy of the article. Vicki comes back down. She asks Garner, "Please, Mr. Garner, could you go up and see David? I've tried everything, but he's frightened out of his wits. I don't know what to do." She tells Joe about how David said he saw himself burning in the fire and now keeps shouting, "I'm on fire! I'm on fire!" over and over again. Joe remarks, "Maybe it's a vision of the past." Vicki asks, "What?" Joe tells Guthrie, "Tell Vicki what's in that article." Guthrie tells her, "It's about the woman who died in the fire, Laura Murdoch Radcliffe. The article also tells about a child who died in the fire. The child's name was David. He died in the fire in his mother's arms..."

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Episode 182
(TB 6/DISK 1/#4)

Tape Date: February 26, 1967
Air Date:
March 7, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The fear and the mystery that has long hovered over Collinwood has now gathered into a single form--the form of a threat directed against a confused and troubled boy. The ways of protection seem blocked at so many turns, and yet the journey through this labyrinth goes on. The search for his safety continues, no matter where it leads.

David and Vicki are in the drawing room. David is sitting on the sofa doing his homework. Vicki notices that David is working really slowly and asks, "What's the matter, David? Having trouble?" David replies, "No, I've just been thinking. Miss Winters, I've made up my mind about going away with my mother. I'm going to go with her." Vicki is shocked. She asks, "Don't you think you should wait till your Aunt Elizabeth comes home and talk it over with her before you make your decision?" David replies, "No. She said it was up to me." Vicki asks David why he's made his decision. David replies, "I'm afraid. Seeing myself burning in the fire frightened me. I think it's a warning for me to leave Collinwood". Vicki, interpreting it differently and thinking it's a warning for David to stay away from his mother but not wanting to just come out and say so, tries to lead David to her conclusion. She tells him, "Maybe it's a warning about something else. Now think, where else has fire turned up recently?" David thinks and says, "Well, my mother standing in fire in my dream, and me and her in fire in the painting.. Wait! You mean you think my mother is in danger too?" He has not reached the conclusion Vicki intended. Guthrie, who's just come into the room, asks, "Danger? What were you saying about danger?" Vicki explains to Guthrie. Vicki tells David she thinks he shouldn't go with his mother. David gets angry and shouts, "It's up to my father, not you!" and runs off. Guthrie tells Vicki, "We've got to stop Roger from letting David go with his mother." Vicki asks, "How?" Guthrie replies, "By giving him all the information we have on all the Laura Murdoch's and hoping he listens. Once we've got Roger convinced, most of our worries will be over. He's the one who's pressuring David to go with his mother." Vicki tell him, "No, there's someone else. Burke Devlin.

Roger returns from Boston and is in the drawing room going through his mail. Guthrie tells him he wants to talk to him. Roger, who doesn't like Guthrie, refuses to talk to him. Guthrie asks, "Mr. Collins, do you want your son to die?" This gets Roger's attention. Guthrie tells him about all the Laura Murdoch's, and about finding the graves of Laura Murdoch Stockbridge and Laura Murdoch Radcliffe empty. Roger asks, "So? what does all this have to do with David?" Guthrie tells him, "It's very possible that Mrs. Collins will try to burn David alive."

In Burke's room at the Collinsport Inn, Burke exclaims, "Burn David alive?! I know there's no love lost between you and Laura, but Vicki, you're going too far! She'd have to be some sort of inhuman monster that!" Vicki tells him all the evidence, about all the Laura Murdoch's, about the article detailing how the second one burned to death in a fire with her son David, how people tried to rescue them, but she refused to let them, holding her son in her arms and burning to death together. Burke tells her, "OK, I'll think about it." He admits, "If it were anyone but you who told me this, I'd call them crazy."

Guthrie has less luck with Roger. Roger just plain dismisses what he tells him as fantasy. Guthrie gives up. He gestures toward the book from the crypt and tells him, "Please. Look at the evidence for yourself" and leaves. Roger ignores him.

Roger and David are sitting together in the living room. Roger asks David, "Did anything happen while I was in Boston?" David tell him about seeing himself burning in the fire. He tells him he's decided to go away with his mother. Roger replies, "We'll see. Run along now." David leaves. Roger goes to the liquor cabinet and pours himself a drink. While he is doing so, he is startled to see the book from the crypt open all by itself. He goes and takes a look. He finds the photo static copy of the article from the Collinsport Courier in the place the book opened to. He reads it and starts screaming, "Vicki! Vicki!" Vicki comes running into the room and asks what's the matter. Roger replies, "This article! It's about that woman who burned to death a hundred years ago. A boy named David burned to death with her!" Vicki asks, "Didn't Dr. Guthrie tell you about that?" Roger replies, "Yes, but he forgot to mention one thing. It says here that they tried to rescue the boy, but he didn't want to be rescued. He stayed in his mother's arms. He didn't want to be saved! He wanted to burn!"

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Episode 183
(TB 6/DISK 1/#5)

Tape Date: February 27, 1967
Air Date:
March 8, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie

My name is Victoria Winters. The residents of Collinwood have learned to live with fear, the fear centers around a small boy who's life may be in danger and an alarmingly mysterious woman who would take him away with her.

Mrs. Johnson is cleaning in the foyer. The front doors opens and Laura comes in. She tells Mrs. Johnson she's come to see David. Mrs. Johnson replies, "He's not here. He went into town with Miss Winters to buy new shoes." Laura protests, "But WE were supposed to do that! When he comes back, tell him to come see me at the cottage." Mrs. Johnson replies, "He can't do that. He's not supposed to leave the house without Miss Winters or Miss Carolyn." Laura asks, "Why?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I don't know. I'm just following orders." Laura asks, "Whose orders? Miss Winters'? Carolyn's?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No. Your husband's." Laura is shocked and asks, "My husband? Why would he give such orders?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I don't know. He didn't tell me and it's not my place to ask." Laura asks, "Where is he?' Mrs. Johnson replies, "Upstairs with that Dr. Guthrie." Laura exclaims, "I've got to talk to him!" Mrs. Johnson tries to stop her, saying Roger's busy. They argue. Roger comes out onto the landing and says, "You can stop shouting, Laura, I hear you."

Roger and Laura go into the drawing room. Laura asks, "What's going on? Why isn't David allowed out without Vicki?" Roger replies, "Vicki told me David was way behind in his lessons because he was spending too much time with you." Laura tells him, "Oh, that's just an excuse and a limp one at that. You've never cared about David's studies before." Roger tells her, "A lot of strange things have been happening around here. I think it would be best for you to leave for awhile." Laura exclaims, "Without David? I won't!" Roger tells her, "I won't let you have him." Laura asks, "Are you accusing me of causing all these strange occurrences? Who filled your head with all this nonsense? Dr. Guthrie?" Roger replies, "No, I make my own decisions, and I've nearly made up my mind that David will stay with me." Laura threatens to tell the truth about the manslaughter charge. Roger tells her, "Go ahead." Laura asks, "You think I'm bluffing, don't you? You think I won't." Roger replies, "That's right." Laura tells him, "We'll see. One way or another, David will be mine!"

Burke Devlin is in his hotel room talking on the phone. He speaks into the receiver, "Buy as many shares of stock as you can. Do it immediately before the market changes!" There's a knock at the door. It's Laura. She comes in. She notices that Burke is acting very coldly towards her and asks why. Burke replies, "Let's just get to the point. What's the purpose of this visit?" Laura tells him "I've got to get David right away. Roger is impossible. He wants me to go away without David. I need your help. I need you to get me the best legal experts." Burke refuses to help her. She protests, "But this is for our future!" Burke replies, "OUR future? I don't think we have one." He tells her she's changed, that she's no longer the woman he used to know, that she's a stranger to him now. He tells her he can't help her because he doesn't trust her anymore. Laura tells him, "But I need you. Without you I'm so alone" and starts to cry. Burke tells her, "Stop the phony tears, Laura." She stops crying. He tells her, "I don't trust you anymore and that's a fact. You can't talk your way out of it. Not anymore."

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Guthrie tells Roger, "Believe me, Mr. Collins, you're doing the right thing. David'll be safe away from his mother". Roger replies, "I'm not sure I'm safe. Laura threatened me." Guthrie asks, "Threatened? How?" Roger replies, "Oh, that doesn't matter. But if she carried out her threat, it could cause me some harm. I don't think she will, though. She made the same threat a few weeks ago and didn't carry it out." Guthrie asks, "A few weeks ago? But why? You weren't opposed to her taking David then." Roger tells him, "She wanted to take David right away, but I wouldn't let her. I wanted all the legal things taken care of right first so there would be no trouble later. But she was adamant about taking him right away. Kept saying she was running out of time. I didn't understand what she was talking about." Guthrie muses, "Interesting. I wonder what she meant." Mrs. Johnson comes in and asks Roger if he'd like some lunch. Roger declines, saying he has to go to the office. He asks Guthrie, "Would you like a lift back into town?" Guthrie replies, "No, thanks. I have my own car." Roger tells Mrs. Johnson, "Now remember, I don't want my wife coming in the house to see David" and leaves. Mrs. Johnson grumbles, "Orders, orders. It's easy enough for him to give them, but who has to carry them out?" Guthrie laughs and remarks, "You have a hard life, Mrs. Johnson." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "I hear Mrs. Collins is leaving soon. At least I won't have to clean up after her anymore." Guthrie asks, "Oh, you clean up the cottage. Tell me, have you noticed anything peculiar about Mrs. Collins?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I don't usually make it a practice to gossip about the people I work for. But I will tell you a couple of things. One, she's as neat as a pin, which is unusual around here. Then there's her fire. She has it going all the time. One time when I was going to put it out so I could clean the fireplace she got awful angry and wouldn't let me." She asks, "Could you take me along with you on your way back into town? I have some shopping to do." Guthrie tells her, "Sorry, but I'm not going back just yet. I've got see about a theory. I'm going to see Mrs. Collins right now."

Guthrie goes to the cottage and tells Laura he'd like to talk to her. Laura angrily asks, "Are you responsible for filling Roger's head with all those silly ideas?" Guthrie replies, "I told Roger to keep David away from you for his own safety, if that's what you mean. I told him you wanted to destroy him." Laura exclaims, "You're crazy! Your accusations are too ridiculous to even discuss! I love my son. Why would I want to harm him?" Guthrie wanders over to the fire and remarks, "Nice fire. I understand you have it going all the time. But it's a little too warm in here right now. Mind if I put it out?". He takes a poker and start to put it out. Laura screams, "Yes I do!" and stops him. Guthrie tells her, "You get your power from fire, don't you?" Laura replies, "I can't answer your questions when they don't make any sense." Guthrie asks, "WHO are you?" Laura replies, "A woman who loves her son." Guthrie tells her, "You don't have to tell me. I already know who you are. Laura Murdoch Collins, you are the undead."

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Episode 184
(TB 6/DISK 1/#6)

Tape Date: February 28, 1967
Air Date:
March 9, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans/Josette Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. The air at Collinwood is tinged with the coldness of the grave as the dreadful truths of the unanswered come into the open. Two people face each other. Two people of two different worlds.

Laura asks, "What do you mean by that?" Guthrie replies, "That you have lived and died before, but still walk the earth". Laura exclaims, "I've never heard anything so ridiculous!" Guthrie replies, "I'm a man of science. I wouldn't make a statement unless I meant every word of it. Mrs. Collins, do you deny that you are the undead?" Laura replies, "What if I am?" Guthrie replies, "If you are, then this is a singular moment for science. We could learn a lot from you." Laura exclaims, "You really are serious, aren't you? This is ridiculous. Get out!" Guthrie tells her, "I have evidence. Soon, I'll tell everyone and expose you for what you are." Laura replies, "We'll see."

Joe Haskell goes to Collinwood and meets Guthrie outside. Guthrie tells Joe, "I've got Laura cut off from just about everyone now. I feel she's ready to lash out, to fight back, but I don't know how. I've got to contact Josette and find out what she's been trying to tell us." He tells Joe he plans to have a sťance in the old house where Josette's power seems to be strongest. He tells him that he'll only have those people who Josette seems most friendly to there, David, Vicki, and Sam. Joe asks, "Sam? He hasn't seen Josette before, has he?" Guthrie replies, "No, but I think Josette painted those pictures through him." Guthrie asks Joe to ask Sam to come. Joe replies that he's very doubtful Sam will agree to come, but promises to do his best to convince him to. He asks, "When will the sťance be?" Guthrie replies, "Tonight, at the old house." He adds, "Oh yes, I'll need the table and four chairs taken down to the old house." Joe replies, "I'll take care of that. I'll take one of the company station wagons and move them down there."

Guthrie goes inside and runs into David, who's coming down the stairs. He asks him how he's doing. David replies that Vicki's given him a lot of homework. He tells Guthrie he's sneaking into the kitchen to steal piece of cake. Guthrie asks, "Why do you have to steal it?" David smiles and replies, "Because I've had two pieces already!" Guthrie remarks, "Oh, David. I've arranged a little fun for you tonight for you. Vicki will take you, but you've got to keep this our little secret. Don't tell your father or Mrs. Johnson." David promises that he won't.

Joe goes to the Evans Cottage. Maggie complains to Joe that he's late for their date tonight and asks, "What's the excuse this time? Your watch fell into a net full of mackerel again?" Joe tells her he's going to have to cancel their date tonight. Sam excuses himself, saying, "I think I'll leave you two here to discuss it alone", but Joe tells him, "No. It's you I came to see." He tells Sam about the sťance. Sam laughs and exclaims, "You've got to be kidding!" Joe replies, "No, it's going to be at the old house. Guthrie's going to try to contact Josette Collins. He thinks she's been trying to tells us something." Sam asks, "Why do they want me there?" Joe explains, "Guthrie thinks you're receptive to Josette. He thinks she used you to paint those paintings." Sam tells Joe, "I'd like to help, but this is preposterous!"

At the cottage, Laura sits down by the fire and starts to stare into it.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Guthrie, who's sitting at the desk making some notes, starts to feel dizzy.

Joe continues to try to convince Sam to participate in the sťance, telling him, "This might help Mrs. Stoddard. It might also answers some questions. For example, how you burned your hands. What you claim might be true. " Sam replies, "That Laura Collins burned my hands? I still believe that!" Joe tells him, "Well, you might find out the truth at the sťance." Sam agrees to participate in the sťance, over Maggie's objections.

Laura continues to stare into the fire. Guthrie gets dizzier and dizzier. There's a knock on the door at Collinwood. David comes out from the door under the stairs and answers it. It's Joe. He asks for Guthrie. David replies, "He's in there", pointing towards the drawing room.

Joe goes into the drawing room. He tells Guthrie that Sam has agreed to participate in the sťance. Noting that Guthrie looks somewhat ill he asks, "Are you all right?" Guthrie replies, "Yes. Just a little tired. I'll have a cup of coffee and I'll be OK." Joe remarks, "I've got the station wagon here. If you have nothing else for me to do, I guess I'll be taking the table and chairs down to the old house" and leaves.

At the cottage, Laura continues to stare into the fire.

At Collinwood, Guthrie, now feeling much worse, gasps, "NO! NO! Don't let it happen to me now!"

David comes out into the foyer from the door under the stairs, holding a plate with a piece of cake on it. He senses or smells something and exclaims, "Josette! You're here!" Josette's ghost appears on the stairs. David asks, "Josette, what do you want to tell me? You want me to go somewhere? Where?" Josette points to the drawing room and vanishes.

David goes into the drawing room, finds Dr. Guthrie slumped on the floor and exclaims, "Dr. Guthrie! Dr. Guthrie!"

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Episode 185
(TB 6/DISK 1/#7)

Tape Date: March 1, 1967
Air Date:
March 10, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Terror strikes again at Collinwood as the Force of Evil seeks vengeance for the challenge that one man has made. The challenge that the living shall triumph over the undead.

David asks, "Dr. Guthrie! What's wrong?" Guthrie begs, "David! Please help me! Save me!" David shouts, "Vicki!" Guthrie continues to beg, "David! Please save me!" David replies, "But I don't know what to do!" Guthrie continues to beg for help. While doing so, he reaches out for David. As soon as he touches David, the dizziness immediately stops. Guthrie exclaims, "David! You're the key!" Vicki, who's heard David shouting for her, comes running into the room and asks what's wrong. David tells her, "Josette appeared and told me to come in here!" Guthrie tells Vicki what happened, saying, "David seems to be the key to the whole thing somehow." He tells her about the sťance and instructs her to take David to the old house and leaves, saying he has to go back to town to get his tape recorder.

Vicki gets David dressed to go out. She leaves him in the foyer, saying, "I have to tell Mrs. Johnson I'm taking you somewhere." David stands there, waiting. The doors open. It's Laura. She exclaims, "David! I've been looking for you! I haven't seen you in quite a while!" David explains, "I've been busy EVERY MINUTE the last couple of days. Homework, shopping, you name it!" Laura asks, "Would you like to spend the night at the cottage with me again?" David asks, "When?" Laura replies, "How about tonight?" David replies, "I can't, not tonight. I have something to do." Laura asks, "What?" David tells her, "I don't know yet. They haven't told me." Laura asks, "Who?" David replies, "Dr. Guthrie and Vicki." Laura, looking surprised, remarks, "I would've thought Dr. Guthrie wouldn't be doing anything for quite a while." David tells her, "He was a little sick earlier, but he's OK now. He said I saved him, but I don't know what he means. I wouldn't even have gone into the room if it weren't for Josette. She appeared and told me to go there." Laura tells him, "Why don't we go to the cottage right now?" David replies, "I can't. I promised Miss Winters to stay right here." Vicki, coming back, remarks, "I did. And it's good to see that David can follow instructions so well." Laura asks if David can spend the night with her. Vicki replies, "He can't. I'm taking him somewhere." Laura asks, "Where?" Vicki replies, "It's a surprise for David." Laura tells her, "I'd prefer that David be with me tonight", but Vicki replies, "Well, maybe tomorrow night, or the next" and leaves, taking David with her.

Mrs. Johnson comes into the foyer and finds Laura standing there. In a very irritated voice, Mrs. Johnson gripes, "I don't like the way things are here with that Dr. Guthrie having the run of the house. All that whispering and secrecy, I don't like it. They think I don't know where they've taken that table and those chairs, but I do. They've taken it to the old house. It's just my guess, but I think they're going to have another one of those sťances. Dr. Guthrie's gone back to town to get that tape recorder of his, so I guess I must be right. If you ask me, I think he ought not to meddle with forces stronger than he is." Laura replies, "You're right. I don't think he should."

Vicki takes David to the old house. As Joe has promised, the table and chairs are set up in the living room. David notes that there are four chairs and asks who else is going to be there. Vicki replies, "Dr. Guthrie and Sam Evans." David asks, "Why?" Vicki tells him, "Dr. Guthrie feels it's time for another sťance." David exclaims, "OH BOY! I've always wanted to be at a sťance!" Vicki explains, "Dr. Guthrie wants to contact Josette. He thinks she wants to tell us something. Everyone here has been contacted by her one way or another."

Laura returns to the cottage, sits down by the fire and starts to stare into it.

In Collinsport, Guthrie, having gotten his tape recorder from wherever he's staying, gets into his car and starts to drive back to Collinwood.

Vicki and David wait for Guthrie to return. There's a knock at the door. Sam comes in and asks, "Where's Guthrie?" Vicki tells him that Guthrie is on his way.

Guthrie is driving on the road now. At the cottage, Laura continues to stare into the fire.

Vicki and David show Sam the portrait of Josette, explaining to him that she's who they're going to try to contact tonight. Sam looks at the picture and remarks on the good quality of the work. He tells them it seems to have a nice three dimensional effect, that it's in extremely good condition considering it's age and the less than ideal condition it's been in. He tells them the artist must have used the best of materials, as it shows absolutely no signs of cracking. (Strangely, the one thing he DOES NOT remark on is how much it looks like his daughter...)

At Collinwood, Laura continues to stare into the fire.

On the road from Collinsport to Collinwood, Guthrie suddenly starts to see a bright light. At first he assumes it's coming from the high beams of a car coming the other way and flashes his light to tell the other driver to turn them off, but nothing happens. Suddenly, he exclaims, "The light! It looks like fire! Why should it look like fire? Laura Murdoch! Got to stop! Can't see! Light blinding me! Oh, no!! Car speeding up! Losing control!" He tries to stop the car, but exclaims, "The brakes won't stop the car! NO!!!!!" and crashes into a tree. The car bursts into flames...

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Episode 186
(TB 6/DISK 1/#8)

Tape Date: March 2, 1967
Air Date:
March 13, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
David Henesy as David Collins
John Lasell as Dr. Peter Guthrie
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The night air at Collinwood is cold and very still, even the wind off the sea seems hushed and waiting... waiting and listening. Listening for a voice from beyond time, from beyond the grave, waiting for the words that might free the living. Free them from a haunting terror. But the words have not yet come and a small group of mortals, like the night air, like the sea wind, wait.

Vicki, Sam and David are at the old house, waiting for Guthrie. Sam, to make conversation, looks at Josette's portrait and remarks, "So this was her house, huh?" David replies, "It still is."

Joe, at the Blue Whale, puts a coin in the jukebox. It starts to play. Joe goes and sits back down. Burke comes in, sees him, and joins him. Burke tells Joe, "Vicki told me about your 'adventure'. She told me about you helping Guthrie opening those graves and finding them empty." Joe, shocked that Vicki would tell him, asks, "Why would Vicki tell you?" Burke tells him, "She needed my help keeping David away from his mother." The phone rings. The bartender answers and tells Joe it's for him. Joe takes the phone and says, "Maggie?... What?! ...Now wait, say that again!...Yes. I guess I'd better." After he hangs up, Burke asks, "Anything wrong?" Joe tells him, "He's dead. Dr. Guthrie. There was a fire. His car crashed and burst into flames. He burned to death. Maggie heard two state troopers talking about it in the coffee shop." He tells Burke that Maggie and David are at the old house, waiting for Guthrie, that Guthrie was planning to hold another sťance and adds, "I can't for a moment believe it was an accident. I'm going up there". Burke tells him, "Wait! I'm going with you!"

At the old house, Vicki, Sam and David continue to wait for Guthrie. Sam begins to get impatient. David suddenly starts to feel something in the air. Vicki hears the sound of a car coming up the drive and exclaims, "Dr. Guthrie!". But it is not Dr. Guthrie. Joe and Burke come in. Joe starts to tell Vicki, "I've got something to tell you...", but Burke interrupts before he can finish, saying, "This is a fascinating old house. You've never had a tour of it, have you, Joe? Maybe David can give you the tour." David, happy about being able to show Joe the house, takes him upstairs. Vicki asks Burke, "All right. Why did you want to get David out of the room?" Burke tells Vicki about Dr. Guthrie. Vicki, stunned at the news, says, "He was our friend. He's dead because he tried to help us. He was more than a friend. He was our only hope to save David. Now no one can help us!" Burke tells her, "I'll get Joe and David and we'll go home." Vicki replies, "No! Wait! Guthrie thought it was important, that it would help David. I think we should go through with the sťance!" Burke asks, "Do you know how?" Vicki replies, "I think so." Burke calls for Joe and David to come down. They do. Sam, frightened, refuses to participate, saying that too many strange things have happened. Burke tells him, "Sam, in a few moments, an innocent little kid is going to come down those stairs. Take a look at him, then decide what you want to do." Sam moans, "Oh, that's not fair!" Joe and David come down. David remarks, "Spooky, wasn't it?" Joe replies, "Oh, it wasn't THAT spooky. Medium spooky, maybe." Burke tells Joe that they've decided to go through with the sťance. He turns to Sam and asks, "Sam?" Sam replies, "Oh, all right." Burke asks Vicki, "Do you want Joe and me to participate?" Vicki replies, "No, Dr. Guthrie thought it would be best if only we three were here." Burke tells her, "All right. Joe and I will wait outside." Vicki warns him, "If you should hear anything strange happening, don't come in, no matter how much you want to!"

Burke and Joe go outside. Vicki starts the sťance and calls for Josette. After a few moments, David stiffens and starts to moan. Vicki asks, "Josette?" David replies, "No. David. David Radcliffe." Vicki asks, "The son of Laura Radcliffe?" David replies, "Yes." Vicki asks, "Why are you here? What do you want to tell us?" David replies, "I am in my mother's arms. I am in her room. I am happy. I am not afraid. The wind blows the curtains against the candle, and they catch fire. There is fire everywhere. Mother holds me. I do not run. I do not want to run. There will be another fire soon. In a house, a little, little house by the sea. Someone else will die!"

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Episode 187
(TB 6/DISK 1/#9)

Tape Date: March 3, 1967
Air Date:
March 14, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The night is filled with death and terror at Collinwood. Once again, the flames have reached out and claimed another life. And the voice of the dead has been heard through the lips of a young boy.

Carolyn is in the drawing room. Burke and Vicki return. Burke is holding David in his arms. David tells him, "You can put me down now! I'm OK", but Burke jokes, "Come on, Davey, I've got to find some use for all this weightlifting I've been doing!" and does not put him down. Carolyn tells Vicki, "Tell me what happened." Burke, not wanting David to hear, tells him, "I think it's time you were in bed" and takes him upstairs. Vicki tells Carolyn, "I have some bad news for you. Dr. Guthrie's dead." She tells her what happened. Carolyn remarks, "Another death by fire. What does it mean?" Vicki tells her, "It's too much to be a coincidence." Carolyn exclaims, "Laura Murdoch Collins!" Vicki agrees, saying, "She's got to be stopped." She tells Carolyn about the sťance, saying that she thinks what happened at the sťance is a warning that David is in immediate danger. Burke comes back downstairs and tells Vicki that David wants some hot chocolate. Vicki leaves, saying she'll talk to Mrs. Johnson about it.

Vicki goes into David's room with an extra blanket. David complains that he's feeling strange and asks what happened at the sťance. Vicki lies, "Nothing." David tells her he remembers hearing a strange voice, a voice he never heard before, calling him. Vicki lies, "You fell asleep at the sťance. It must have been a dream." David tells Vicki, "I want to see my mother." Vicki replies, "It's late. I'm sure she's asleep tonight". David tells Vicki, "Tomorrow, I'm going to my mother and I'm going to ask her to take her away from here."

Burke and Carolyn discuss what to do about Laura. Carolyn remarks, "She's cut off from everyone now. She has no support anymore. Maybe she'll just leave." Burke replies, "No she won't. Laura's never walked away from a fight before". Roger comes home. Carolyn tells him, "I have some bad news to tell you..", but Roger tells her, "I already know. It's Dr. Guthrie. It's all over town." Burke remarks that he thinks Laura is somehow responsible. Roger replies, "Well, if her marksmanship is as good as you say, I wonder which one of us is her next target." Carolyn asks, "Do you think the police could do anything?" Roger tells her, "They could laugh." Burke announces, "If there's nothing anyone else can do, it's in our hands." He tells Roger it would be best if they called a temporary truce to their feud. Roger agrees. Vicki comes back. She tells Roger about David saying he's decided to go with his mother, then about the sťance. Burke announces, "Laura must be told to go! She must be thrown out! But David must be kept away from her." He tells them, "I think David will go with me on that fishing trip I promised to take him on." Roget tells Burke, "Come on, Burke. We've got to talk to David right away."

Burke and Roger go up to David's room. Roger asks, "How was the hot chocolate?" David replies, "Great. Except there wasn't any whipped cream." Roger tells him, "I'll have to talk to Mrs. Johnson about that, then. David, Burke has something he wants to talk to you about." Burke asks, "Doing anything tomorrow?" David replies, "Yes. I'm going to tell my mother I'm going to go away with her." Burke tells him, "Too bad. Remember that fishing trip we were talking about? I've already made plans to go tomorrow." Roger adds, "Yes. I've already given Burke permission to take you." David tells them, "Sorry, I'd like to, but I can't go." Burke tries to entice him, "Come on, Davey. You'll love it. The lake's up near the Canadian border. We'll be staying in a cabin, a real log cabin, with two bunks. And the best part is that you can only get there by seaplane!" David still declines. Burke continues, "Are you sure, Davey? There are Muskies up there." David exclaims, "Muskies?", his eyes lighting up. Burke replies, "Lots of them. Big, too. The world's record was caught up there." Seeing that David is wavering, Roger tells him, "Come on, David. A few days couldn't hurt. You can tell your mother when you come back." David agrees to go.

Vicki is looking at the photo static copy of the 1867 newspaper article, an uneasy expression on her face. Carolyn asks, "Why do you keep looking at that?" Vicki replies, "Something about it bothers me, but I'm not sure what." She continues to stare at it. Burke and Roger come back downstairs and tells them David has agreed to go fishing with Burke. Suddenly, Vicki exclaims, "No! The date of this newspaper! The date of the fire was exactly 100 years ago tonight! Something's going to happen to David tonight!"

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Episode 188
(TB 6/DISK 2/#1)

Tape Date: March 5, 1967
Air Date:
March 15, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Death has been a frequent visitor at Collinwood, moving in and out with no one to stop him. Now another visit is imminent.

Vicki exclaims, "Exactly 100 years ago tonight, Laura Murdoch Radcliffe died in the fire! And I'm sure if you look up Laura Murdoch Stockbridge 1n 1767, you'll find she died on this date too!" Roger is dubious, saying it's nothing more that a coincidence. Burke remarks, "I know it seems illogical, but we're not dealing with normal events." Roger decides to go and order Laura to leave right away. Vicki begs him to wait till tomorrow when David's gone, but Roger will not listen, saying, "I want to tell right now while I'm good and mad!"

Roger goes to the cottage and tells Laura, "I've got dreadful new to tell you. Dr. Guthrie's been killed in a car crash." Laura does not react at all. Roger remarks, "You don't care at all, do you?" Laura replies, "Well, I can't pretend I liked the man." She tells him, "Roger, I have something to tell you. I've come to a decision. It's obvious that I've become persona non grata around here. In view of this, I've decided to leave. I'd like to take David with me, but with the opposition against it, I know that's impossible." Roger asks, "When are you leaving?" Laura replies, "Tomorrow morning. I'm taking the bus to Boston." Roger tells her, "I'll give you a ride into town." Laura tells him, "That won't be necessary. I can take a taxi", but Roger insists, saying he wants to finalize the divorce and he has some papers for her to sign anyway. She agrees. Roger remarks, "You surprise me. I'd have sworn you'd be bitter". Laura replies, "That just shows how much you've misjudged me."

Burke tells Vicki to pack David's things for their fishing trip tomorrow. Vicki remarks, "I just wish you could take him tonight". Burke replies, "Don't worry. It's only a few hours till dawn." Vicki tells Burke she's still convinced that something will happen to him tonight and intends to sit up and watch over him all night. Roger returns. He tells Vicki and Burke that something amazing happened while he was at the cottage, that he was just about to tell Laura to leave but didn't have a chance to because Laura told him she had made the decision to leave. Vicki and Burke are dubious and think Laura is up to something. Burke remarks, "Let me go and talk to her. I'll know if she's lying."

Burke goes to the cottage and asks Laura, "Are you really leaving?" Laura replies, "Yes. Why are you asking?" Burke replies, "I just wanted to reassure myself that you were really going. Why are you giving up?" Laura asks, "Didn't Roger tell you?" Burke tells her, "I want to hear the REAL reason." Laura tells him what she told Roger is the truth, adding, "I think the bad atmosphere caused by my presence is having a bad effect on David." She starts to cry... Burke leaves. Laura immediately stops crying. She sits down by the fire and starts to stare into it.

Vicki goes up to David's room to check on him. Finding him sleeping peacefully, she leaves, locking the door as she does.

Burke returns and tells Roger and Vicki he thinks Laura is telling the truth, that she's leaving tomorrow. Burke and Roger are now both convinced that Laura is telling the truth, but Vicki is still dubious. Roger assures Vicki, "I've reserved her a seat on the bus to Boston. I'm going to make sure she's on it." Burke remarks, "I guess there's no need to take David on that fishing trip now that she's leaving", but Vicki begs him to do so just to be safe. Burke agrees to do so. Vicki, still afraid of what might happen tonight, tells Roger, "I'm going to go upstairs and watch over David all night tonight!"

Laura MATERIALIZES in David's room and calls to him. David wakes up. Laura tells him, "I have something I want to tell you. We're going to go away together." David asks, "When?" Laura replies, "Tomorrow. Late at night." David protests, "Tomorrow night? But I can't. I'm going to go on a fishing trip with Burke tomorrow and we're going to be away for several days." Laura tells him, "But we have to go tomorrow, David. There'll be plenty of fish where we're going." David asks, "Muskies?" Laura replies, "Yes." David tells her, "OK, I'll go with you. Will you tell Burke I can't go with him?" Laura replies, "No, you're going to have to tell him. We can't let him know you're going with me. We can't let anyone know. We've got to keep it a secret." David asks, "Why?" Laura replies, "Your father is planning to send you to a boarding school." David exclaims, "No! He can't!" Laura tells him, "You won't have to if you come with me. Meet me at the old fishing shack at 11:30 tomorrow night, then I'll take you to a wonderful, wonderful place." She adds, "Oh, one more thing. If they tell you I've gone away tomorrow, don't believe them. I'll be waiting for you at the old fishing shack at 11:30. Now sleep, David, sleep..."

Vicki comes upstairs and, unlocking the door, goes into David's room. She finds him alone in there sleeping peacefully... -

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Episode 189
(TB 6/DISK 2/#2)

Tape Date: March 8, 1967
Air Date:
March 16, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A long night at last is over, and the dawn even without sun has come like a dim and not-too-distant hope. A hope that fear will finally vanish with the gray clouds that still hover over Collinwood. A hope that we have survived, that safety has come at last and yet the clouds still hide the sun, and one feels in their brooding presence something still hidden, still unknown.

Dawn arrives. Vicki, sitting in a chair in David's room, looks relieved. David wakes up. Mrs. Johnson comes in and asks Vicki about breakfast. She mentions, "Mr. Collins has left with Mrs. Collins already". Vicki says, "Shhhh! We'll talk about that later!" Mrs. Johnson leaves. David tells Vicki, "My mother's left, hasn't she? You don't have to hide it from me. I know." Vicki tries to talk to him about it, but he tells her, "It doesn't bother me."

Maggie is wiping the counter at the diner. Burke comes in. Maggie pours him a cup of coffee. Burke remarks, "The bus for Boston's left." Maggie replies, "And the next sound you hear will be sigh of relief from yours truly". Joe Haskell comes in. Maggie remarks, "A little early for your coffee break, isn't it?" Burke remarks to Joe, "You were here for the same reason I was, weren't you?" Joe admits that he was. Maggie remarks, "You should have seen my father sleep last night. I haven't seen him sleep that well for a long time. I checked in on him at 2:00 in the morning and he was sleeping like a baby. He was really relieved when I told him Laura was leaving. Anyway, everything's OK now. Whatever was supposed to happen to David was supposed to happen last night." Joe suddenly gets a strange look on his face. He mutters, "I have the feeling something's not quite right, but I don't know what." Burke tells him, "You saw the date on that paper. Don't worry. It's over. Now, I've got to take David fishing" and leaves. Joe continues to look like he's thinking about something. Suddenly, he exclaims, "2:00 in this morning, 2:00 last night. It's the same thing! I've got to check on something. See you later, Maggie" and leaves.

At Collinwood, David tells Burke he doesn't feel that well and doesn't want to go on the fishing trip. Burke says, "Come on, Davey, you'll enjoy it." David finally agrees to go if they cut it short and come back by tonight. Burke tells him, "I'll have to. I have to be back to take Vicki out to dinner tonight. I'm going to get her the biggest steak the Blue Whale has to offer." Vicki is surprised at this. She tells Burke she doesn't want to go, saying she has to stay and take care of David. Burke tells her, "Mrs. Johnson can look after David tonight." David agrees. Finally, Vicki agrees to go. Burke and David leave to go fishing.

Burke, having gone fishing with David and brought him back, is having dinner with Vicki at the Blue Whale. Vicki is very nervous and tells Burke she feels like calling Collinwood to see if David's all right. Burke tells her not to worry so much, saying, "Mrs. Johnson promised to call if anything happened. She hasn't called, so that must mean nothing's happened."

David is at the desk in his room, surrounded by open books, writing on a piece of paper. Mrs. Johnson tries to get him to go to bed, saying, "It's way past your bedtime. In fact, it's way past MY bedtime", but David tells her, "Vicki told me to finish all this by tomorrow." Mrs. Johnson protests, "Miss Winters didn't tell ME anything about this." David exclaims, "Oh! I just realized! I left one of my books downstairs" and gets up, intending to go down and get it, but Mrs. Johnson stops him, saying, "Oh, no young man, you're not going anywhere but to bed!" David begs, "Just one more problem! Please! If I don't finish this problem, I won't be able to go to sleep thinking about it! I promise! After I finish this problem, I'll go to bed." Mrs. Johnson agrees to let him finish one more problem. She sits down in the armchair by the window and waits for him. David complains, "Mrs. Johnson, I'm hungry. Can I go and get a snack?", but Mrs. Johnson refuses to let him, saying, "You didn't finish your dinner tonight, and you know my rule. No clean plate, no late night snacks!" David looks at his clock nervously. It is now 10:15.

At the Blue Whale, Vicki, laughing and in a very good mood, tells Burke a story about how she fainted at an assembly at the foundling home when she was announced as the winner of a short story contest. Burke tells her, "I'm proud of you". Vicki asks, "For what? Winning the short story contest?" Burke replies, "No. For having fun for the past half an hour." Suddenly, Vicki starts to worry about David again, and Burke realizes he shouldn't have said what he just said. Joe comes into the Blue Whale and sits down at their table. He appears to be in a very excited state. He says, "Now, I don't want to unnecessarily worry you, Vicki, but I've thought of something. Now, when we read that newspaper article and saw that it said the fire was "last night", we assumed that it meant the night of the date before, but it occurred to me that it might have meant early in the morning of the same day, like 2 or 3 in the morning. Now, I looked at the old death records and found that Laura Radcliffe and her son are listed as dying at 2:30 a.m. The date was today's, not yesterdays!" Vicki exclaims, No! I've got to call Mrs. Johnson!"

David's clock now shows 10:30. Mrs. Johnson, now very angry, tells him, "Now enough is enough!". She grabs him by the ear and drags him over to his bed and tells him, "Now get into your pajamas and go to bed!" The phone starts to ring downstairs. David asks, "Aren't you going to answer it?" Mrs. Johnson tells him, "While I'm down there, you'd better be changing into those pajamas!" David promises that he will. Mrs. Johnson goes down and answers the phone. It's Vicki. Vicki asks, "Where's David?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I left him up in his room to answer the phone." Vicki asks, "You did lock the door, didn't you?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No. But he's right up there changing into his pajamas. He promised." She shouts, "David, you're up there, aren't you?", but gets no answer. Hearing this, Vicki nervously tells Burke, "She's calling him, but there's no answer."

Mrs. Johnson goes up to David's room and is shocked to find it empty. David is gone. His pajamas are lying on top of his bed right where she put them, untouched...

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Episode 190
(TB 6/DISK 2/#3)

Tape Date: March 6, 1967
Air Date:
March 7, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Henesy as David Collins
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Fear is no stranger to the residents of Collinwood. Fear of the unknown, the unseen. But tonight fear has turned to panic, for tonight before midnight a terrifying prophecy may come true and a small boy may die.

Mrs. Johnson looks around for David but cannot find him. She comes back downstairs into the foyer, picks up the telephone receiver and exclaims, "He's gone! He's not in the house! I can't find him anywhere!" but receives no reply. On the other end, the phone receiver hangs there, Vicki and the men having left hurriedly.

The clock in the foyer reads 11:00. Mrs. Johnson is pacing about nervously. Vicki, Burke and Joe come in through the front doors. Mrs. Johnson tries to apologize, saying, "I shouldn't have left him there alone!", but Vicki tells her it isn't her fault, saying, "It's my fault. I shouldn't have telephoned you. I didn't know you were the only person in the house to answer." Mrs. Johnson asks, "Do you think David is in danger?" Vicki replies, "Yes. Could Mrs. Collins have come into the house and taken him?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No, all the doors were locked." Joe suggests, "Maybe she arranged for him to go meet her somewhere else." Mrs. Johnson replies, "Maybe. David was on edge all night, always looking at his clock." Vicki remarks, "It could be the cottage. A little house by the sea."

David goes to the fishing shack but finds that Laura is not there yet.

Joe and Burke go to the cottage and look around. Joe goes into the bedroom while Burke looks around out in the living room. He notices that the fire is burning. Joe comes out of the bedroom and remarks, "Looks like no one's been here." Burke replies, "She's been here all right. Look at the fire. Laura left this morning. If no one's been here since then, then it would be out." They decide to split up and search the grounds.

Vicki and Mrs. Johnson are in the drawing room at Collinwood, both looking very worried. Vicki gets an idea. She tells Mrs. Johnson she's going to call the bus company to see if Laura really got off at Heartland as she was supposed to.

Joe and Burke run into each other in the woods. Both have found nothing. They discuss where to search next. Joe suggests, "The beach?" but Burke tells him he thinks there's a better place, "The old fishing shack. David likes to play there. I found him there once."

They go to the fishing shack. Outside, they call out, "David! David!". David, hearing them, hides inside a box lying on it's side. Joe and Burke come in. They look around, but don't manage to find David. Joe asks, "What time is it?" Burke tells him, "It's a few minutes to 11:30". Joe remarks, "That means we only have about half an hour left." They leave. David comes out of hiding.

The clock in the foyer strikes 11:30. The phone rings. Vicki answers in the drawing room. It's the bus company, returning her call. Vicki listens, then says, "Are you sure?!...But I don't understand...Yes, I see. Thank you." then hangs up. Mrs. Johnson asks, "What did they say?" Vicki replies, "Mrs. Collins didn't get off at Heartland." Mrs. Johnson asks, "Where did she get off?" Vicki tells her, "The driver never stopped anywhere to let her off. Mrs. Collins was sitting next to an old lady. They had a brief conversation, then the old lady dozed off. When she awoke, Mrs. Collins wasn't there. The bus hadn't made any stops. She just disappeared!"

At the fishing shack, David is startled to find Laura in the shack with him. He remarks, "I didn't hear you come in." She tells him, "I've come to take you away. We'll be together, always." David complains of being cold. Laura hands him the lantern she's holding. He complains that it's not giving out much heat. Laura tells him to look into the flame. He does. Laura starts to talk to him soothingly, and David appears to start to fall into a trance.

Vicki and Mrs. Johnson are still in the drawing room. Mrs. Johnson remarks on how frustrating it is to be able to do nothing. She tells Vicki she'll go make some coffee and leaves. Vicki suddenly smells something. She exclaims, "Jasmine! Josette, you're in here! What is it you want to tell me? What? You want me to remember the sťance? Something about the sea. Something David said. He spoke of fire. A little house by the sea. Is that what you want me to remember?"

At the fishing shack, Laura tells David, "I'm going to take you to a place where you'll never be cold again. David complains that he's getting sleepy. Laura replies, "Then go to sleep, then". David's hand starts to get tired holding the heavy lantern, and he tells Laura, "Mother, my hand is getting tire. My fingers are going to sleep. I can't hold onto the lantern much longer", but Laura doesn't take it from him and he drops it. It breaks, setting the sawdust on the floor of the shed on fire. David shouts, "FIRE! FIRE! RUN!", but Laura tells him, "No, David, don't be afraid of it. Look at it, isn't it pretty?"

Vicki continues to speak, "Fire? Fire in a little house by the sea? But where? Wait. What's that I smell? Salt air from the sea. David is in a little house by the sea...The fishing shack! Is that where he is? Josette! Don't leave me now!", but Josette is gone.

Laura tells David, "Stare into my eyes". David does. Laura asks, "You aren't afraid anymore, are you?" David replies, "No". Laura tells him, "Come into my arms and we'll be together forever."

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Episode 191
(TB 6/DISK 2/#4)

Tape Date: March 7, 1967
Air Date:
March 20, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Ivor Francis as Dr. Franklin
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. These are desperate moments at Collinwood, moments when a boy stands in the perilous middle-ground between life and death. Death reaches out to him and his only hope for safety lies in the meaning of words that have come from beyond

David complains, "But the fires are getting higher, mother!" Laura replies, "Don't worry, David. Fire is a friend. Come to me!"

Carolyn is at the hospital sitting in Elizabeth's room. A doctor comes in and tells her, "I think it would be best for you to go back to your hotel room now, Miss Stoddard. It's almost midnight." Carolyn moans, "I feel so helpless". The doctor tells her, "The whole staff here feels that way, Miss Stoddard. Her vital signs are stable, and tests show no sign of brain damage. The only thing we can do is wait and watch." He tells her he thinks she's done enough waiting and watching for today and suggest she go get some rest and leaves. Carolyn looks out the window. While Carolyn's back is turned. Elizabeth suddenly opens her eyes, blinks a few times, then looks around..

Carolyn turns around and is surprised to see her Mother's eyes open. She goes to her and exclaims, "Mother! Can you speak to me?" but receives no reply. She calls, "Dr. Franklin!" The doctor comes back into the room. He looks at Elizabeth and tells Carolyn, "I think she's coming out of it!" He examines her, shining a light into her eyes. Elizabeth moves an arm. The doctor asks, "Mrs. Stoddard, can you hear me?" Elizabeth moves her lips, as if trying to say something. Carolyn exclaims, "Look Doctor, the expression on he face! Something's frightening her!"

At the fishing shack, Laura tells David, "David, it's time for the fires to surround us. It's time for you to come to me!" David replies, in a robot like tone, "Yes, time for me to go to you." Laura tells him, "Once you're in my arms, nothing can hurt you." She tells him to recount the story of the Phoenix to her. He starts to do so. Suddenly, Vicki's voice shouts, "David!" Vicki tries to open the door, but finds it locked from the inside. She bangs on the door and shouts, "David! Open the door! David!" She looks in through a window and shouts, "David! What are you doing in there? You've got to come out! The whole shack is going to burst into flames in a few minutes!" Laura remarks, "Yes, a few minutes!" David continues to recount the phoenix story. Vicki screams, "Mrs. Collins, what are you doing?" Laura replies, "No! Not Laura Collins. I'm Laura Murdoch. Haven't you and Dr. Guthrie managed to find that out?" Vicki screams to David, but Laura tells him, "It's useless Vicki, he can't hear you. In a few minutes, it'll be all over and will begin again somewhere else. I'm going to give him eternal life. Like me, he'll be reborn, century after century." David continues to recount the Phoenix story...

At the hospital, Elizabeth starts to toss and turn, then starts to say, "Day...Day...Day...David! David! David! Fire! David in fire!"

At the shack, Vicki, sensing that David's recounting of the story is necessary for what Laura is trying to do, shouts, "Don't finish the story, David, don't finish the story!"

At the hospital, Elizabeth shouts, "Fire! I can see it! Fire is all around David! Help David!"

Elizabeth's recovery seems to have an effect on David. At the fishing shack, David starts to slow down and falter in his recounting of the Phoenix story. Laura tells him, "Finish the legend, David. It's almost time to go." David finishes the story, haltingly. Laura is now almost completely surrounded by fire. The roof above her is ablaze too. Laura shouts, "Come to me NOW, David! There are only a few seconds left!" But the spell seems to have been broken. David does not come to her. Vicki shouts, "No, David. You'll burn! You'll burn!" David just stands there, not going to Laura. Laura exclaims, "It's too late!" As the fires start to consume her, she shouts, "From the ashes, the Phoenix is reborn! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!".

Vicki shouts, "Unlock the door, David! The whole place is about to go up in flames!" David unlocks the door and runs into Vicki's arms.

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Episode 192
(TB 6/DISK 2/#5)

Tape Date: March 9, 1967
Air Date:
March 21, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The night sky of Collinwood is red with the color of fire. Wisps of fog from the sea are choked with smoke. Terror leaps in the heart like a flame, and the cries that cut through the night air seem to cross not only space but centuries and the mind, numb with fear, knows that one world has been touched by another.

From a safe distance, Vicki and David watch the fishing shack burn. David keeps saying, "That's my home..." Burke comes running up to them. He tells Vicki, "I saw the fire from the beach! Anyone in there?" Vicki replies, "No." Burke asks, "David was in there alone?" Vicki replies, "No. She was in there with him." Burke exclaims, "Maybe she's still in there!", but Vicki replies, "No. I saw her...vanish!" David seems to snap out of it and remarks, "That's the fishing shack burning, isn't it?"

Carolyn is sitting by Elizabeth's bedside. Elizabeth is continuing to get better. She starts to remember what happened to her that night, "Laura is in the room, not the Laura we know, but Laura in some other form...horrible!" Carolyn tells her, "Don't worry. She's gone now. And no matter what the doctors say, THAT'S why you're better." Elizabeth exclaims, "Gone? Not with David?" Carolyn assures her, "No, not with David." Relieved, Elizabeth asks, "That Dr. Guthrie you were talking about. Did he do a lot of prying around at Collinwood?" Carolyn replies, "We did give him the run of the house." Elizabeth asks, "Did he go to the old house? The closed off sections of the house? How about the basement?" Carolyn replies, "He never mentioned going down to the basement, but I don't know if he went there or not." Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "I've GOT to go back to Collinwood! I've GOT to see if everything's all right!" Carolyn assures her that David is all right. Elizabeth asks, "David?" Carolyn asks, "Yes. David. That was what you were talking about, isn't it?" Elizabeth answers, "Oh. Yes..."

Vicki is putting David to bed at Collinwood. David asks, "My mother, she's gone, isn't she?" Vicki replies, "Yes." David remarks, "I was supposed to go away with her, but it didn't work out, did it?" He clearly has only vague memories of what happened. Vicki answers, "No". David tells her, "I'm glad I decided to stay here. I don't ever want to leave Collinwood!"

Roger returns to Collinwood and finds Burke and Vicki in the drawing room. Roger, pouring himself a drink, remarks, "I was in town when some idiot told me there was a fire at Collinwood. I came running all the way back!" Burke leaves to let Vicki tell him. Vicki tells Roger, "I have something to tell you. There WAS a fire. At the old fishing shack. Laura was in there when it burned." Roger exclaims, "But that's impossible! I put her on that bus myself! I saw her leave with my own eyes!" Vicki tells him, "I was there. I saw her in the shack". Roger asks, "She didn't escape?" Vicki replies, "No." Roger asks, "You couldn't help her?" Vicki answers, "Roger, no one could have helped her. She didn't want any help. I managed to get David out of there just in time..." Roger remarks, "She wanted to take David with her? Just like the story of Laura Murdoch Radcliffe. David... She wanted to kill him. She wanted to burn him. I don't know what to say.." He asks Vicki where David is. Vicki tells him that he's up in his room. Roger goes up to check on him.

The telephone rings. Vicki answers. It's Carolyn. Carolyn tells Vicki that Elizabeth is much better now, that she's pretty much recovered. Vicki tells Carolyn, "Laura Collins burned to death tonight. David's all right." Carolyn tells Elizabeth then remarks to Vicki, "Are we really finally free, Vicki? Can we really stop being afraid now?" Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "I've got to go home! I've got to go to Collinwood!"

Roger checks up on David and finds that he appears to be all right. David asks, "Did you hear about the fishing shack? It burned down! All my fishing gear was in there, including my favorite rod, the one Matthew helped me make!" Roger realizes that David has no memory of what really happened.

Burke returns to Collinwood and tells Vicki that the fire has now pretty much gone out, that he has left Joe there to watch over it just to be safe. He tells Vicki, "But we looked through the ashes and found no sign of a body, just some old fishing gear." Vicki tells him the story of the Phoenix, how every 100 years, it burns itself up only to be reborn from the ashes. Burke exclaims, "That's not possible!" Vicki tells him, "I was there. I SAW her disappear!"

Burke tells Vicki, "Oh, yes. There's one other thing we found." He shows her a locket. It is the locket with David's picture and lock of hair inside. Vicki tells him, "That's what the woman in Phoenix was wearing. There's only one like it in the whole world." Burke asks, "Then how could the woman in Phoenix have been wearing it?" Vicki replies, "Because she was Laura Murdoch Collins." Burke remarks, "Whatever that was." Vicki echoes, "Yes. Whatever that was..."

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Episode 193
(Kinescope)
(TB 6/DISK 2/#6)

Tape Date: March 10, 1967
Air Date:
March 22, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Ford as Sam Evans
Lovelady Powell as Portia Fitzsimmons
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire

My name is Victoria Winters. The sky now is clear over Collinwood and the cold stars can be seen. But the night air is still awake, trembling from an unforgettable terror. A terror that cannot die with the flames that nourish it. The night struggles to a dawn in the hope that morning will bring peace. But the morning has not yet come. Peace has not yet found a home near Collinwood.

It is the middle of the night. There is a knock at the door of the Evan's cottage. Maggie, dressed in a bathrobe, answers it. It is Joe. He comes in and sits down on the couch, looking very tired. Seeing that his hands and face are covered with soot, Maggie asks, "Something happened at Collinwood, didn't it? Something happened to David!" Joe tells her, "There was a fire in the old fishing shack. David was in there, but he's all right. Vicki saved him." Sam comes into the room and remarks, "I thought David was supposed to be safe with Laura gone." Joe replies, "She came back." He tells them the details of what happened, then adds, "After the fire was out, Burke and I searched the ashes but found no trace of a body." Sam asks, "You mean she got out somehow?" Joe tells him about Vicki claiming she saw Laura just vanish. Sam gasps, "Then she wasn't human!" Maggie tells them about the story Laura told her the first day she saw her in the coffee shop, the story about the Phoenix. Joe mutters, "Laura Murdoch Stockbridge. Laura Murdoch Radcliffe. Laura Murdoch Collins...." Sam protests, "Are you saying she's the same person? That's impossible!"

It is the next day. Sam is in the Evan's cottage alone, looking at his hands, which are dis-bandaged and appear to be all right now. There's a knock at the door. Sam answers. It's a dark haired, somewhat "artsy" looking woman. She comes in and identifies herself as a Mrs. Portia Fitzgerald. She is surprised to find that Sam does not seem recognize the name, and says, "You're an artist and you don't recognize that name Portia Fitzgerald? I own a large art gallery in New York." Sam replies that he did, but couldn't believe it was her. She starts to look at the paintings Sam has lying about. Sam points one out to her and tells her, "I did that one just a few months ago." Portia looks at another and tells him, "Then this one must be from about 5 years ago." Sam replies, "Yes. Five and a half, in fact. How did you know?" The woman explains, "Well, I've seen some of your work from about 10 years ago, and you just showed me a recent one. The style of this one appears to be just about halfway between those two." She tells him, "You know why I'm here, don't you? You've just been too afraid to ask because you were afraid that it was too good to be true. I want to arrange a showing of your work. I saw a couple of your paintings in - well, I'm kind of embarrassed to say." Sam prompts her, "You mean a junk shop?" Portia Fitzgerald continues, "Umm, yes. They were selling the frames. The pictures came free if you bought the frames." Sam jokes, "Well, I'm glad someone took the trouble to frame them." Portia tells him, "The frames were terrible, but the paintings were quite good. The time and style are just about to come into style. Now if you have any more paintings from about that time, I could make you rich and famous, and me rich." Sam replies, "I've never cared much about fame. It's always seemed just like a little extra seasoning to me. Portia replies, "So is salt, but meat and potatoes aren't any good without salt. If you could get those pictures together, you'll soon have the meat and potatoes with more salt than is probably good for you." Sam protests, "But I'm afraid I don't have any more paintings from that period!". The woman tells him, "Too bad. If you could get, say, 12 more of them, we could both make quite a profit." Sam tells her, "Well, maybe I could find some." The woman tells him, "You have one week."

Maggie and Joe are sitting at a table at the Blue Whale. Maggie tells Joe, "...and I left him there, just staring at his hands." Joe remarks, "They just healed all of a sudden, just like that, huh?" Maggie asks, "It was Laura Collins, wasn't it?" Joe tells Maggie, "Carolyn called me this morning and told me that Mrs. Stoddard's much better now." A middle aged man in an overcoat and a cap comes over and asks, "I couldn't help overhearing, but were you talking about Mrs. Elizabeth Stoddard Collins?" Joe replies that he was. The man asks, "Has she been sick?", speaking with a light Irish accent. Joe replies, "I don't think it's my place to discuss that with a stranger", but Maggie tells Joe, "Oh, tell him, Joe, everything that happens up at Collinwood is going to be the talk of the town in no time anyway." Joe tells the man, "Yes, she's been sick but she's much better now." The man tells them, "I've been away for a long time. My name is Jason McGuire. Could I buy you both a drink?" Joe declines, saying, "Thanks, but Maggie and I were just leaving." The man asks, "Oh, just one more thing. Is Mrs. Stoddard well enough to receive visitors?" Maggie tells him, "She's not at Collinwood. She's in a hospital in Boston." McGuire asks, "I've heard rumors that she was involved in some kind of scandal a little while back. Maybe it's just a rumor. Do you know anything about it?" Maggie replies, "The only thing I know about Mrs. Stoddard is that she's a recluse. Before she went to the hospital, she hadn't set foot off the Collins estate for 18 years." The man remarks, "So she stayed close to Collinwood all this time. How sad..."

Sam goes to Collinwood to see Roger. Roger angrily tells him he doesn't want him bothering him. Sam tells him, "I came here for my paintings." Roger asks, "What are you talking about?" Sam replies, "The paintings I gave you 10 years ago." Roger answers, "Oh, you mean THOSE preposterous paintings. I don't know where they are." Sam tells him, "Well, find them. I want them and I want them in five days!" Roger protests, "But they're mine! I paid for them!" Sam replies, "No you didn't. You never paid me one penny for them." Roger tells him, "Yes I did. I paid you $15,000 for them". Sam replies, "That wasn't for the paintings. That was for something else. That was because I saw you behind the wheel of that car." Roger says, "SHHHH! I told you never to talk about that!" Sam demands that Roger give the paintings back to him. Roger remarks, "I won't give them back to you, but I am willing to SELL them to you. The way you're acting, they must be worth something." Sam tells him, "I'll give you $15,000 for them". Roger declines, saying, "If you're willing to give me $15,000 for them, they much be worth much more than that. Art prices usually rise with time - if the artist is any good, and I think you're exceptional. The price is $50,000". Sam exclaims, "Where am I going to get $50,000?!" Roger sarcastically remarks, "Well, if you can come up with $15,000, you can come up with $50,000. Just get $35,000 more. The price is $50,000, Evans. You give me $50,000 and I'll give you the paintings." Sam angrily tells him, "I'll give you something. I'll give you 48 hours to give me those paintings or I'll go to Burke Devlin and tell him you killed that man and framed him for it!" Roger protests, "But I really don't know where they are..." Sam repeats, "48 hours, Roger, and that's my rock-bottom offer!" and leaves.

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Episode 194
(Kinescope)
(TB 6/DISK 2/#7)

Tape Date: March 12, 1967
Air Date:
March 23, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The afternoon sun is bright over Collinwood, a cold, fresh wind blows in from the sea. The great house is quiet and peaceful at last, and many fears that once existed have been laid to rest. But traces of fear do remain, especially in the mind of a small boy.

David is in the drawing room, all dressed up in a little suit, looking out the window. Vicki comes into the drawing room. She asks David, "Nervous?" David lies, "No." Vicki asks, "Then why are your hands shaking?" David admits that he is indeed nervous. Vicki asks why. David replies, "Because the last time I saw Aunt Elizabeth, she looked dead!" Vicki assures him that she no longer does. They see the car come up the road.

Carolyn brings a weak Elizabeth in. Vicki goes and greets Elizabeth. Elizabeth sees David and greets him. David exclaims, "You're OK, you're really OK!" Roger comes in and tells Elizabeth, "You've greeted everyone, now go to bed! Doctor's orders!" He tells Vicki to take Elizabeth up to bed. She does. Carolyn asks Roger, "Can I speak to you for a moment?" They go into the drawing room and close the doors to talk in private. Carolyn asks, "Is there something wrong with the business I don't know about?" Roger asks, "No, why?" Carolyn explains, "The moment Mother came out of the trance and found she was in the hospital, she was in a panic to come home. I figured it had something to do with the business." Roger tells her, "No, there's nothing wrong with the business. You can look at the latest financial statements if you don't believe me." Carolyn asks, "Why was she in such a panic to come home, then? And before she fell into the trance, the most important thing to her was that she not be taken from the house, and then there's the fact that she hadn't left the house for 18 years before that..."

David is up in Elizabeth's room talking to her. He is telling her about all the new things he learned about boats, explaining that his mother Laura had taught him, that her father was the captain of a fishing boat. Vicki comes in and tells David his dinner is ready. David asks, "Can I have it up here on a tray?" Elizabeth tells him, "No, I think I'd like to speak to Vicki for awhile". David goes downstairs to eat dinner. Elizabeth tells Vicki, "I'm so glad David has no memory of what really happened. I'm so grateful to you for saving him from his mother." After talking about this for a bit, Elizabeth remarks, "Sorry to hear about Dr. Guthrie." Vicki replies that she's sorry about him too, that he was a good friend who was just trying to help. Elizabeth remarks, "I understand he did a lot of investigating in the house." Vicki replies that he did. Elizabeth asks, "But why? Laura was staying in the cottage, not the main house." Vicki explains, "This was before he knew it was Laura who was behind everything." Elizabeth asks, "Did he look through the closed off part of the house?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Elizabeth asks, "The attic?" Vicki replies that he did. Elizabeth asks, "And the basement?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Elizabeth asks, "What did he expect to find there?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I just know he went down there several times." Elizabeth looks uneasy...

Later, Elizabeth is in her room alone. She gets out of bed, puts on a bathrobe, and goes to the door and opens it, only to find Roger out there preparing to come in. Roger exclaims, "Ah ha! Caught you! You know your doctor ordered you to stay in bed for awhile!" Elizabeth protests, "I was just going to check on David. I'm all right". Roger replies, "No you're not. Look at you. You're so wobbly you can hardly stand up." Elizabeth goes back to bed. She asks, "Roger, those things I had on before I went to the hospital. Where are they? I remember I had on a gold bracelet and gold necklace with a key on it." Roger tells her, "In the night table drawer. I had the nurse put them there just before you went to the hospital." Elizabeth opens the drawer and takes them out. Roger asks, "By the way, I was curious about that key. What does it open?" Elizabeth refuses to tell him, saying it's none of his business.

Carolyn and Vicki are in the foyer. Carolyn tells Vicki, "I think there's something's wrong, something my Mother isn't telling me, something's that's causing her to stay here all the time." Vicki remarks, "I used to wonder too, but she told me it was to wait for your father to comes back." Carolyn replies, "I used to believe that too, but I don't anymore. You didn't see her when she came out of the trance and found out she was in the hospital, Vicki. She was in a panic. It's as if Mother carried some burden and just had to get home. I've got to find out what it is so I can take it off her..."

It is 2:30 in the morning. Elizabeth sneaks out of her room and goes down into the basement. She unlocks the padlock locking the door Vicki had heard the crying behind a long time ago, opens it, and goes in, and closes the door.

The clock in the foyer now shows 2:40. Down in the cellar, Elizabeth comes back out of the room behind the door, closes the door, and relocks the padlock. As she turns to turn off the light, a voice calls, "Mrs. Stoddard?" Startled, Elizabeth turns around and sees Vicki standing on the stairs. Elizabeth tells her, "You startled me! What do you want?" Vicki explains, "I heard noises down here." Elizabeth tells her, "It was just me. I came down here to check around." Vicki asks, "In the middle of the night?" Elizabeth replies, "I couldn't get to sleep." Vicki remarks, "I'm sure no one was in that closet, if that's what you're worried about." Elizabeth angrily snaps, "Who says I'm worried about anything?" then quickly apologizes to Vicki for snapping at her. She tells Vicki, "Please promise me you won't tell anyone you saw me down here." Vicki asks, "Why?" Elizabeth replies, "I have my reasons." Vicki agrees not to tell

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Episode 195
(TB 6/DISK 2/#8)

Tape Date: March 13, 1967
Air Date:
March 24, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Danger has passed Collinwood by and it would seem for the moment that all is well. Yet something out of the past hovers over the immediate future.

It is the next morning. Elizabeth comes down the stairs, dressed normally, and goes into the drawing room. She sits down at the desk. Vicki, who's in the drawing room preparing Elizabeth's mail, remarks, "You're up early." Elizabeth replies, "I'm all right now. I'm ready to resume my normal duties." She reminds Vicki about her promise last night, saying, "Don't tell anyone what I was doing down there." Vicki replies, "Mrs. Stoddard, _I_ don't know what you were doing down there last night! When I found you, you looked frightened. Mrs. Stoddard, why should you be frightened of ME?." Elizabeth replies, "I was just startled", but Vicki counters, "But even AFTER you saw it was me you looked frightened." Elizabeth replies, "Well, I just got back from the hospital..". Vicki says, "But what I saw wasn't tiredness, it was fear!" Elizabeth tells Vicki, "Let's not discuss this anymore."

Carolyn comes into the room and announces that she's just delivered David to Burke and that they're happily off to go fishing. She tells Elizabeth, "I'm a little tired. I was awakened several times by you coming out of your room." Elizabeth denies ever having left her room last night, saying, "It must have been someone else." Carolyn replies, "No, I'm sure it was you. You're door makes a very distinctive squeak." Elizabeth tells her, "Oh, it must have been Vicki you heard. She came into my room several times to check up on me. Isn't that right, Vicki?" Vicki pauses then says, "Yes." After Carolyn leaves the room, Elizabeth thanks Vicki for lying for her, saying, "It was necessary." Vicki asks, "Why?", but Elizabeth just answers, "Please trust me, Vicki. Please."

At the diner of the Collinsport Inn, Maggie turns on a radio and listens to some jazz. Jason McGuire comes in and asks Maggie, "Remember me from the Dead Whale?" Maggie corrects him, "You mean the BLUE Whale!" McGuire jokes, "Well, it looked pretty dead to me." He asks Maggie for a cup of coffee. She pours him one. He asks for a lemon peel. Maggie exclaims, "A lemon peel?! This isn't the Blue Whale!" McGuire explains that he got the habit of putting lemon peel in coffee while he was in Italy. He remarks, "Years of traveling have left me with some rather exotic habits." Maggie asks him, "Are you a seaman?" McGuire replies that he is. Maggie remarks, "Having lived in this town all my life, I can tell. You looking for a job? Lots of boats come in here." McGuire replies, "Fishing boats, you mean. No, actually I'm not a fisherman. I've been first officer on more ships that I can remember. I've probably sailed into just about every port you can name." He jokes, "In fact, I'll give you $100 if you can name a port I haven't sailed into." Maggie replies, "How about Collinsport, Maine!" McGuire exclaims, "AH! I owe you $100" and shakes her hand. He compliments her coffee, saying, "It's the best I've ever tasted, and I've been to the land of the coffee bean. I've hauled many a ton of coffee bean from Brazil." Vicki comes into the diner. Maggie goes over to her. Vicki tells Maggie, "Well, Mrs. Stoddard is out of the hospital and is up and around." McGuire asks, "Excuse me, did I hear you say 'Mrs. Stoddard'?" He goes over to them and remarks, "Sorry, but I couldn't help overhearing". He starts to ask Vicki questions about Elizabeth and the family. Vicki, suspicious, asks McGuire why he's asking so many questions about the Collins's. McGuire replies, "I used to know Mrs. Stoddard. And how's Mrs. Stoddard's husband Paul?" Vicki gives a start. McGuire asks, "What's wrong?" Vicki replies, "No one in the family's ever mentioned his name to me, and it was a surprise hearing it from a stranger for the first time." She explains to him that Paul Stoddard has been gone from Collinwood for a long time. McGuire tells Maggie, "Be seeing you" and leaves.

There's a knock on the door of Collinwood. Carolyn answers. It is Jason McGuire, whom she does not know. He asks, "Is Mrs. Stoddard in?" Carolyn replies, "Yes". McGuire remarks, "You probably don't know me, but I remember you. When I last saw you, you were about this high", holding one hand about three feet off the ground. He comes in, looks around and remarks, "The place hasn't changed a bit!" Carolyn asks, "Who ARE you?" McGuire tells her, "An old, old acquaintance." Carolyn asks, "But WHO? What's your name?" McGuire refuses to tell her, saying, "I don't want to ruin the surprise your mother will get when she sees me."

Carolyn goes to get Elizabeth, telling her, "There's a man here to see you." Elizabeth asks, "Who?" Carolyn replies," I don't know. He wouldn't tell me his name. He said he wanted it to be a surprise."

In the drawing room, McGuire is pouring himself a drink. Elizabeth comes into the drawing room and sees McGuire, but cannot see his face as his back is towards her. She asks, "Yes?" McGuire turns around and nonchalantly says, "Hello, Liz". Elizabeth exclaims, "JASON!", a look of pure shock on her face.

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Episode 196
(TB 6/DISK 2/#9)

Tape Date: March 14, 1967
Air Date: March 27, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A man has come to Collinwood, a man from out of the past. And with him have come memories, memories that cannot be forgotten, and fears that cannot be overcome.

Carolyn comes into the room and asks who it is. Elizabeth replies, "Jason McGuire, someone I used to know." Elizabeth asks Jason, "What do you want?" Jason replies, "Why Liz, surely you know. Didn't you get my letter? I mailed it to you a few months ago." Elizabeth replies that she received no letter. Jason remarks, "Well, I mailed it to you from Tierra del Fuego. You know how the mail there is." He looks around the drawing room and remarks, "Why this room hasn't changed at all. It's exactly like it was that night 18 years ago." Elizabeth asks Carolyn to leave so she and Jason can speak alone. Carolyn leaves. Elizabeth asks Jason, "What do you want?" Jason replies, "Nothing, I was just passing by and dropped by to say hello." Elizabeth asks, "Where are you staying?" Jason replies, "Nowhere, actually. I was hoping for an invitation from you to stay here.' Elizabeth exclaims, "You can't be serious!" Jason replies, "I am. There are lots and lots of empty rooms here at Collinwood." Elizabeth tells him, "I can't ask you to stay here!" Jason replies, "I can, Liz, and I will."

Vicki walks into the study (located behind the door under the stairs) and finds Carolyn reading a letter in there. She asks, "The drawing room doors are closed. Is someone here?" Carolyn answers, "Mother's in there with an old friend named Jason McGuire." Vicki asks, "Does he have an Irish accent?" Carolyn replies, "Yes." Vicki tells her, "He must be the man I ran into at the coffee shop." She tells Carolyn about the man who asked all the questions.

Elizabeth tells Jason, "You can't force your way into my house!" Jason replies, "Liz, recall what the basis of our relationship is. We're not enemies. We're allies. Have you forgotten the most important event in your life?" Elizabeth replies, "I haven't forgotten. How long are you staying?" Jason replies, "Long enough". Elizabeth tells him, "I can give you a room on the main floor." Jason exclaims, "Main floors?! You mean in the servant's chambers? No, no, that won't do. I want a room on the second floor, with a view of the sea." Roger opens the door and comes into the room and, seeing Elizabeth and Jason there, apologizes, "Oh, pardon me. I didn't know anyone was in here". Elizabeth introduces Jason to Roger, "Roger, Jason McGuire." Jason remarks, "Nice to meet you again". Roger remarks, "Again? I'm sorry, but I can't seem to remember meeting you before". McGuire remarks, "Oh, I wouldn't expect you to. We only met once, 18 years ago". Roger asks, "Brandy?" McGuire replies, "Not now, maybe later". Roger asks, "Later?" Elizabeth explains, "I've asked Jason to stay over a bit". Jason remarks to Roger, "I hope it's not too much of an inconvenience". Roger replies, "Oh no, there's plenty of room". Jason remarks, "I'll go collect my gear" and leaves.

Roger asks Elizabeth, "Why are you letting him stay here? I thought you disliked strangers around the house". Elizabeth replies, "Jason's not a stranger. He was a friend of Paul's". Roger remarks, "That's not much of a recommendation. How long is he staying?". Elizabeth replies, "I'm not certain".

Carolyn and Vicki come into the drawing room. Carolyn asks, "Where's Jason McGuire?" Roger tells her, "He'll be back. You'll be seeing a lot more of him". Carolyn, puzzled, asks, "What?" Elizabeth explains to her that she's letting him stay at Collinwood for awhile. Carolyn, puzzled, asks Elizabeth, "I'm surprised. You didn't look happy to see him." Elizabeth replies, "That was just a look of surprise you saw". Carolyn remarks, "It didn't look like surprise." Elizabeth explodes, "I will not be cross examined!"

From a telephone somewhere, Jason McGuire makes a telephone call and tells the person on the other end, "Of course it's me. I just wanted to tell you that everything's going beautifully!"

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Episode 197
(TB 6/DISK 3/#1)

Tape Date: March 15, 1967
Air Date:
March 28, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. There is a guest at Collinwood, a guest whose smile masks the suggestion of evils past, present and future. But one need only look into his eyes to discover the danger that his smile cannot conceal.

It is the next morning. Jason and Elizabeth run into each other in the foyer. McGuire remarks, "That was the best sleep I've ever had! I've never slept on a pillow that soft! I could get spoiled!" Elizabeth replies, "Well, don't. Don't expect to stay here that long". McGuire asks, "Now Liz, is that any way to talk to a guest?" Elizabeth retorts, "You're not a guest. You're an intruder!" McGuire remarks, "You should be glad I'm not easily offended". Elizabeth asks, "How long DO you intend to stay?" McGuire replies, "I'm not sure". Elizabeth asks, "Would it shorten it if I were to be difficult?" Jason replies, "If you were difficult, I would be forced to retaliate! I don't know what's wrong with you! You were in trouble and I helped you!" Elizabeth takes him into the drawing room and closes the doors. She asks, "Why did you come back? Don't you have a conscience?" McGuire replies, "If I had a conscience, I would've gone to the police! And you, what about YOUR conscience? Why haven't YOU gone to the police in these 18 years?" Elizabeth asks, "Why are you back? I thought I gave you enough to last you a lifetime". McGuire replies, "All gone. The high cost of living, you know. I have nothing left. Not even clothing. I have nothing more that what I'm wearing right now. All my other clothes were stolen when I was in Panama. Now Liz, I was thinking, maybe you could make a call to that haberdasher in town and tell him to be expecting me..." Elizabeth snarks, "So THAT'S the way it's going to be !!!"

Sam calls Collinwood. Roger answers. Sam asks, "Have you found those paintings yet?" Roger replies, "No. They weren't where I thought they were, and I haven't had the time to look for them." Sam tells him, "Well, make the time! Find them, and soon, or I swear, I'll blow the whistle on you!"

Roger goes down to the basement and looks around using a flashlight. Hearing footsteps coming down the stairs, he hides. Jason McGuire comes down the stairs. Lighting a match to use as a light, he starts to look around. He goes and examines the padlock on the locked door. Suddenly, Roger comes out of hiding, shines his flashlight on the lock and remarks, "Will that help?" McGuire turns and sees Roger standing there. Roger sarcastically remarks, "Welcome to the basement" and asks, "What are you doing here?" McGuire replies, "I'm lost. I was in the hallway, made a wrong turn and found myself here." Roger asks, "Why were you looking at that padlock so closely?" McGuire replies, "I have an interest in old padlocks." Roger tells him, "Oh, get serious. What are you doing down here?" McGuire asks, "Would you believe, curiosity?" Roger replies, "I might". McGuire tells him, "I thought the family treasure might be behind that door. Just curious". Roger replies, "A wealth of dust, maybe."

Elizabeth is in the drawing room. Roger comes in and says, "Oh, Liz, I've combed this house from top to bottom for some paintings I picked up about 10 years ago. I've looked everywhere except for one place, the locked room in the basement. Could I take a look in there?" Elizabeth refuses to let him, saying "There are some personal items in there I'd like to keep private. Anyway, I sure your paintings couldn't be in there." Roger remarks, "I guess they must be very private, judging from that special padlock you put on it. It's a very interesting padlock. I found your houseguest down there looking at it." Elizabeth exclaims, "WHAT?!"

Roger goes to the Blue Whale and meets Sam there. Sam remarks, "Your arms are empty. I thought you were supposed to be bringing something to me." Roger replies, "I've looked everywhere for them. I couldn't find them. Maybe someone threw them away." Sam exclaims, "THREW THEM AWAY?! How could anyone throw away PAINTINGS!? You know how long it took me to do those paintings? Some of them took me MONTHS!!!!" Roger replies, "Well, you shouldn't have given them away so readily". Sam angrily replies, "I HAD to give them to you to make our transaction look legitimate!" He tells him, "This is the biggest chance I've ever had! If you don't find those paintings soon, I'm going to start talking to Burke Devlin and I won't stop until you're in jail!" Roger admits, "All right, there IS one place I haven't looked yet."

At Collinwood, Jason McGuire comes into the drawing room and remarks to Elizabeth, "I'm going to go into town to pick up a few suits, and maybe a couple of pairs of shoes. I hoped you've made that call we talked about". Elizabeth replies, "I have. I have something to talk to you about. What were you doing down in the basement?" McGuire replies, "I was just checking how you had things down there. I have rather a big stake in what's down there too, you know. I hope that door never gets opened. Never!"

Roger sneaks downstairs with some tools and starts to try to break the lock open...

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Episode 198
(TB 6/DISK 3/#2)

Tape Date: March 16, 1967
Air Date:
March 29, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood is a vast and sprawling place. Its rooms are many, its halls a labyrinth stretching from high turrets to deep cellars. And of all its many rooms, there is one built deep into the very foundations of Collinwood and this one room seems to inspire different emotions in different people. In some it is curiosity, in some it is desperation, in some it is fear.

Elizabeth comes down and screams, "Roger! What are you doing?" Roger replies, "I would think it all too obvious" and continues to hit the lock. Elizabeth screams, "STOP!". Roger turns to her and tells her, "All right, give me the key and I will". Elizabeth tells him, "No". Roger tells her, "You give me no alternative, then" and turns back to the lock. Elizabeth tells him, "You give ME no alternative again. Touch that door again and I'll have to ask you to leave Collinwood. For good!" Roger gasps, "You can't be serious!" Elizabeth replies, "I am". Roger tells her, "But it's important that I find those paintings." Elizabeth assures him they're not in there, saying, "The only things in there are some things of Paul's".

At the Evan's cottage, Sam groans, "He won't find them! I know he won't!" Maggie asks, "Who?" Sam replies, "Just the man I sold those paintings to."

In the drawing room of Collinwood, Jason McGuire is talking on telephone to someone named "Willie". He tells "Willie", "The trouble with you is you have no faith in me. When I tell you I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it. You and me meet later and I'll tell you more about how Mrs. Stoddard and I are getting along". He hangs up.

Elizabeth comes into the drawing room. McGuire tells her, "Elizabeth, there's something I'd like to talk to you about. You know how much I've been enjoying my stay at Collinwood." Elizabeth sarcastically remarks, "I've noticed". McGuire continues, "Good, then I guess you'll understand what I have to tell you next. Transitions, Liz. I want to talk to you about transitions. I find the transition between the way I'm living here and the way I'm forced to live in town due to lack of money difficult. I'd like to ask you for... let's call it an allowance". Elizabeth angrily shouts, "I'm not going to give you anything!" McGuire calmly replies, "Oh, Liz. I had hoped you'd agree. I had nothing to lose in asking you. I only lose an allowance because of your refusal. You could lose a great deal more. How about it, Liz. For old times sake?" Elizabeth looks very uncomfortable...

Roger goes to the Evan's Cottage. Sam asks him, "Haven't you found them yet?" Roger replies, "No. Have you any idea how large Collinwood is? I'm sorry, but I just can't find them." Sam threatens, "Well, I guess I'll just have to go to Burke, then". Roger replies, "Go ahead. Enough is enough. I'm calling your bluff. I don't think you'll really go to Burke. You're involved too." Sam retorts, "You mean I might go to jail too? So what? I don't care. I might risk it just to have the pleasure of seeing YOU go to jail for a long, long time." Roger remarks, "Maybe you're not afraid of going to jail, but how about losing the love and respect of your loving daughter?" Sam angrily shouts, "GET OUT!" Roger replies, "I wouldn't give you those paintings even if I did found them now, Evans" and leaves. Sam angrily throws his whiskey glass at the door.

Maggie comes home and finds Sam sitting in a chair drinking. Sam moans, "Recognition, I could have had recognition. My whole life, wasted. The chance of a lifetime, gone!" Maggie checks the bottle and is disappointed to find that he has drunk almost all of it. She tries to reassure Sam, "Don't worry. He'll find them." But Sam replies, "No he won't. He's already been here. He told me he couldn't find them. He was standing right there, looking at me with his beetle eyes, telling me he's searched Collinwood from top to bottom and couldn't find them." Maggie exclaims, "Collinwood? That must mean the man was Roger Collins." Sam tries to lie, "Collinwood? I didn't mean to say Collinwood...", but Maggie doesn't believe him and Sam admits, "All right! It was Roger Collins". Maggie asks, "Then these were the $15,000 worth of paintings you sold 10 years ago, weren't they?" Sam admits that they were. Maggie asks, "Then why have you been lying to me about who you sold them to all this time? That $15,000, it wasn't for those paintings, was it, Pop? It was so you wouldn't testify at the trial, wasn't it? You saw Roger driving that car that night, you saw Roger kill that man and he paid you not to say anything. Why'd you do it, Pop? Why?"

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Episode 199
(TB 6/DISK 3/#3)

Tape Date: March 17, 1967
Air Date:
March 30, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans
James Hall as Willie Loomis
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The cold, night wind howls around Collinwood. But inside the Great House, all is quiet and serene. No one knows what is happening now, far away from the Great House. But it will change the life for at least one member of the Collins family.

Sam tries to explain to Maggie, "I didn't do it for myself. I did it for you, and for your mother. Those last two years before your mother died, she was very sick. We needed money desperately, and I wasn't making enough to barely even survive, much less take care of her. I found a way to make a lot of easy money quickly, and I took it..." Maggie asks, "Then what Burke said was true!" Sam replies, "Yes. I was out for a walk. A car came down the road. It was going too fast and was swerving. It was obvious that the driver must've been drunk. Suddenly, this man appeared, walking down the road. The car swerved and hit him. The car stopped, for just a few seconds, then drove off, but in those few seconds, I saw Roger behind the wheel". Maggie asks, "He didn't even come out to help the man?" Sam replies, "No, the man was obviously dead." He continues, "Roger must've seen me, because the next day, he came to the house and offered me $15,000 for some paintings. Neither of us said anything about the accident, but we both knew what that $15,000 was really for..." Maggie exclaims, "But you let an innocent man go to jail for five years!" Sam shouts, "Don't you think I haven't felt guilty about that? I've felt guilty every day of the past ten years! But I had to do it. For your mother. Please try to understand..." Maggie replies, "What do you want me to say, Pop? I'm going for a walk". Sam tries to explain to her, but Maggie just says, "Please, Pop, don't try to say anything more. There's nothing more to say". and leaves.

Burke and Vicki are at a table at the Blue Whale. Burke remarks, "McGuire? I don't think I've ever heard the name". Vicki explains, "He's an old friend of Paul Stoddard's" Burke remarks, "If he's a friend of Paul Stoddard's, I'd think he'd be poison ivy at Collinwood". Vicki tells Burke, "At first, I thought he'd only be staying a few days, but now it looks like he's going to stay for a long time. I'm worried about Mrs. Stoddard. She's been acting strangely ever since she returned from the hospital." Jason McGuire comes into the Blue Whale. Seeing Vicki, he comes over to her table. She introduces him to Burke. They talk for awhile. A man in his mid 20's comes into the Blue Whale, comes over to McGuire and greets him, "Jason!" McGuire replies, "There you are!", excuses himself, and takes his friend to another table. Burke remarks to Vicki, "I wonder why McGuire was so anxious to get his friend away from us." He looks over and sees that the man is staring at Vicki. He tells Vicki, "I don't like the way he's looking at you. I think I'll go over there and take care of him", but Vicki stops him from doing so.

At the other table, McGuire tells his friend, "Willy! Stop staring at her!" Willy Loomis refuses to do so, saying, "I like the scenery". McGuire tells him, "Stop staring! You'll cause trouble! We have bigger fish to land!" Willie stops staring at Vicki. McGuire tells him, "Mrs. Stoddard's starting to come around". Willie asks, "How much do you think you're going to collect?" Jason replies, "Plenty". Willie asks, "What do you have on her anyway?" Jason refuses to tell him, saying, "That's my secret". Willie asks, "How about asking Mrs. Stoddard to invite me up to the big house? I'm getting tired staying in a boarding house in this hick town." Jason refuses, saying, "No! If you come up to Collinwood, people will start asking questions, and the fewer questions, the better off we'll be." An old man walking past accidentally brushes into Willie. Willie shouts, "HEY!", and goes crazy, grabbing a beer bottle and raising it to hit the old man, but Jason manages to grab him and calm him down. The old man quickly walks away.

Vicki asks Burke, "Did you see that?" Burke replies, "Yes. I saw it. Whoever this McGuire is, he sure has a strange choice of friends."

Maggie comes back to the cottage. She says, "Hello, Pop", to Sam in a rather blank voice. Sam replies, "Hello." He shows her the bottle and tells her, "Look. I haven't had a drop. I'm going on the wagon. For good, this time". Maggie replies, "That's good", again in a blank voice. Sam begs, "What can I do to make it up to you, Maggie?" Maggie replies, "There's one thing you could do. You could go to Burke Devlin and tell him". Sam exclaims, "That's too drastic! I couldn't do that!" Maggie replies, "It's up to you. It's your decision". Sam pleads, "Don't! Don't look at me like that! I can see the disappointment, the hurt in your eyes. Maggie, what can I say?" Maggie replies, "Nothing. There's nothing left to say" and goes to her room.

Sam pours himself a drink then looks at the telephone for a long time. Finally, he goes to it, picks up the receiver, and makes a call, "Collinsport Inn? Let me have Burke Devlin's room, please".

Sam is pacing around the living room, drinking and smoking a cigarette. There's a knock at the door. Sam answers. It's Burke. Burke asks, "I got your message at the Inn. What is it, Sam?" Sam replies, "I want to tell you something. I had a talk with Maggie this morning". Burke asks, "What does that have to do with me?" Sam replies, "The talk was about you". Burke asks, "But your message said it was an emergency." Sam replies, "It is." Burke asks, "What is it?", but Sam, instead of answering, pours himself a drink instead. Burke asks, "What is it, Sam?", but Sam tells him, "Wait. I need this first". Sam dawdles for a long time, then finally tells Burke, "It's about the accident 10 years ago." Burke exclaims, "You saw it, didn't you?" Sam replies, "Yes. I saw it. I saw who was in the car. You, Roger and Laura". Burke asks, "And I wasn't driving, right?" Sam replies, "Right. You weren't driving. You were in the back seat, passed out." Burke asks, "Then who WAS driving, Sam?" Sam seems reluctant to say. Burke asks, "Say it, Sam, say it! Who WAS driving?" Sam replies, "Roger Collins. It was Roger Collins..."

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Episode 200
(TB 6/DISK 3/#3)

Tape Date: March 19, 1967
Air Date:
March 31, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire

My name is Victoria Winters. The roads that lead to Collinwood are dark and deserted at night. Collinwood has known such nights before. It was on such a night as this that an act was done; a man died. It was on a night such as this that torment began for several people. The torment of secret guilt.

Sam explains why he did it. He tells Burke that his wife was sick. He tells him about the paintings and the money. He tells him, "With the money, I finally took my wife to a hospital in Boston, but it was too late. She died there. That's when I started to drink." Burke growls, "But you sent ME to prison for FIVE years! Do you know what it's like in prison? It's hell, and you sent me there for FIVE YEARS!" Sam whimpers, "Don't you think I haven't agonized over that every day for the last ten years?"

Maggie comes home and finds Burke there with Sam. She goes to Sam and asks, "You told him?" Sam replies, "Everything." Maggie hugs him and tells him, "I knew you would. I'm proud of you." She asks Burke, "What are you going to do now? Are you going to send him to prison?" Burke replies, "Why not? He sent me to prison for five years". Maggie begs him not to, saying Sam's suffered enough, that she's seen him suffer every day for the past ten years. Burke doesn't say anything. Maggie asks, "Determined to get even, aren't you?" Burke replies, "I don't know. I'll have to think about it. I've waited 10 years for this moment, now I'm going to have to think about what I'm going to do with your father, and Roger Collins, and Collinwood..."

At Collinwood, the foyer clock reads 10:55. Roger, who doesn't like Jason staying at Collinwood, argues with Elizabeth about it, saying Jason is strutting around like he owns the place.

Sam asks Burke, "Do we have to go to Roger tonight?" Burke replies, "Right now". Sam and Maggie argue that it's late, but Burke insists, "Right now. I can't wait to see the expression on Roger's face when I tell him I know".

Roger goes into the drawing room. He finds Jason McGuire in there enjoying a brandy. McGuire tells Roger he really enjoys staying at Collinwood. Roger asks, "But doesn't it make you miss your travels?" McGuire replies that it doesn't. Finding that subtlety isn't working, Roger tells McGuire, "All right, I hope you'll excuse my bluntness, but I'm asking you to leave". McGuire replies, "I will". Roger, surprised, asks, "You'll leave?" McGuire replies, "No. I'll pardon you for your bluntness". Roger complains, "Your presence here is a terrible imposition!" They argue. Elizabeth comes into the room. Roger tells her that he's had enough of McGuire, that Jason's just taking advantage of her and demands that she evict him. Jason remarks, "I'm just taking advantage of her graciousness and hospitality". Roger explodes, "Can't you see that he's mocking you?! Why are you letting him stay here?!"" Jason announces, "I'll leave if you want me to, Liz. All you have to do is say the word. I just figured you liked having me here for old times sake, because I brought back certain memories of Paul. Now Liz, do I stay, or do I leave?" Elizabeth tells him, "You can stay". Roger, furious, stomps out of the room. Jason tells Elizabeth that Roger's attitude is affecting his enjoyment of Collinwood and tells her to do something about it. He says, "Goodnight" and goes upstairs.

There's a knock at the door. Elizabeth answers it and finds it's Sam and Burke. Sam tells Elizabeth, "We want to talk to Roger". Elizabeth refuses to get him, saying it's late. Burke insists, saying it's important. They argue. Roger, hearing voices arguing, shouts, "What's going on down there?" and comes out onto the landing from the bedroom hallway. Burke says, "Hello, Roger". Roger asks, "What do you want?" Burke replies, "We want to talk to you, Roger. Both of us..."
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