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Episode 201
(TB 6/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: March 20, 1967
Air Date:
April 3, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Ford as Sam Evans
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The time for darkness and for sleep has come to Collinwood, but lights blaze from her many windows and sleep is still a stranger. Voices, angry voices, frightened voices reverberate through the long halls and the air is very cold... cold with a long-felt fear... cold with a long-felt rage.

Roger comes down and complains, "Ridiculous, this time of night!" Elizabeth asks, "What's this all about?" Burke replies, "You'll find out in a few minutes." Roger tells Burke, "All right, I'll talk about it, but Liz stays out of it", but Burke insists, "Liz stays in!" He goes to the door of the drawing room, gestures them inside and asks, "Shall we step inside?" Everyone goes inside the drawing room. Burke goes in too and closes the doors.

Sam recounts the story of what he saw that night. Roger exclaims, "He's lying! How could he see who was driving? It was dark. It was Burke behind the wheel!" Burke shouts, "That's a lie!" Roger continues, "They're conniving against us, conniving against the Collins family!" Burke asks, "Then why did you give Sam that $15,000 10 years ago?" Elizabeth remarks, "$15,000. That was for those paintings, wasn't it, Roger?" Sam remarks, "Yes, ostensibly. He wanted those paintings so much he threw them away!" Roger lies, "It wasn't a bribe. It was extortion. Sam threatened to go to the authorities and lie that he saw me at the wheel if I didn't give him the money." Burke points out the dubiousness of this, "If that were true, I'm sure you would've gone to the authorities yourself and had Sam put in jail for extortion in 2 minutes flat". Elizabeth tells Burke she believes him, saying, "I suppose I always really knew the truth. You must've waited a long time for this. What are you going to do?" Burke replies, "What do YOU want to do? You're the keeper of the Collins conscience." Elizabeth tells him, "Call the police if you want to". Burke replies, "No. I'm leaving it up to you." Roger asks Elizabeth, "What are you going to do?" Elizabeth replies, "Call the police". Roger exclaims, "LIZ!"

Outside the foyer, Jason McGuire is eavesdropping through the doors. He is startled to hear a voice call, "Mr. McGuire!" He turns around and sees Vicky standing there. Vicky asks, "What are you doing?" McGuire lies, "Uh, there's a book in there I want to get. I was just waiting for the conversation to end" Vicky tells McGuire, "I'm looking for David. Have you seen him? Sometimes he likes to wander the house late at night when he thinks everyone's asleep". McGuire tells Vicky he hasn't seen David.

Inside the drawing room, Roger whines, "Liz, I beg you!", but Elizabeth replies, "I'm sorry Roger", and goes to the phone. She picks up the receiver and starts to dial. Suddenly, Burke takes the receiver out of her hand and hangs it up. He asks, "You were really going to call the police, weren't you? Well, you needn't do that. I just wanted to see if you really had the guts to." He explains, "I've had my moment. I just wanted to see what it was like to have the Collins family under my thumb". Elizabeth insists on calling, saying, "I don't want to be under your power, to have you coming up here any time you feel like it to have some fun." Burke assures her, "You don't have to worry about that. I'll never bring this up again, under one condition." He turns to Roger and says, "That you confess, right here, right now, in front of Liz, in front of me. I want to hear you say the words!" Roger pauses, then finally says, in a very halting voice, "I was driving the car. I hit the man. I killed him." Burke prompts, "And the money?" Roger continues, "And I gave the money to Sam to keep him quiet". Burke tells him, "Now one more thing: say 'I sent an innocent man to prison for five years'". Roger repeats, "I sent an innocent man to prison for five years". Burke remarks, "At last. Now it's over. I thought I wanted to see you rot in prison, but a man like you rots wherever he is" and leaves. Sam leaves too. Roger, full of shame, begs Elizabeth, "Don't look at me like that. Please..."

Jason McGuire, talking to someone on the telephone, says, "I heard part of a conversation. I think Liz is going to call the police. We've got to get ready to move out - fast!!"

Jason McGuire goes down into the basement and starts tampering with the lock on the locked door again. David comes down into the basement, finds him there and asks him what he's doing. McGuire lies, "Miss Winters said she was looking for you and I was helping her". David remarks, "I wouldn't have been in there. No one ever goes in there, not even me, and I've been all over the house". McGuire asks, "What's in there, anyway?" David replies, "Nobody knows, and I hope no one ever finds out". McGuire asks, "Why?" David explains, "Because I think it's fun to have a mystery". McGuire remarks, "Sometimes the facts are more terrible than the mystery". David asks, "What do you mean? Are you talking about what's in that closet?" McGuire replies, "No, just in general" and takes David upstairs.

Elizabeth keeps staring balefully at Roger. Roger says, "I'm waiting. Go ahead. Say it. You want me to leave Collinwood, don't you?" Elizabeth replies, "I don't want to talk about it tonight". Roger begs, "Please, Liz. I have nowhere else to go. Please, let me stay, if not for my sake, for David's". Elizabeth explodes, "Everyone makes mistakes, but you had to compound hit and run with cowardice and bribery! You sent an innocent man to jail for five years! I can't talk about it anymore! Please leave me alone!" Roger leaves.

Elizabeth looks out into the foyer and sees David going up the stairs. She calls out, "David! Where are you doing?" David replies, "Going to bed". Elizabeth goes to him and tells him, "You were supposed to be in bed hours ago!" David replies, "Oh, I was just looking around". He asks, "Aunt Elizabeth, are the facts sometimes more terrible than the mystery?" Elizabeth asks, "What do you mean?" David replies, "I saw Mr. McGuire in the basement. He told me that. At first I thought he was talking about what was in the closet, but he told me he was just talking in general". Elizabeth exclaims, "What?! He was in the basement?!"

In the study, Vicky tells Carolyn, "David's finally in bed. Guess who found him. Mr. McGuire". She tells Carolyn that David had told her he went down into the basement and found McGuire there, that he claimed to be looking for him. She tells Carolyn she's dubious about this. She tells her she doesn't trust him, telling her about catching him in the foyer apparently eavesdropping. Carolyn replies, "I don't trust him either".

Elizabeth goes down into the basement and finds McGuire down there trying to open the lock and asks, "What are you doing? I don't want anyone in there, even you! I going to have to ask you to leave Collinwood!" McGuire replies, "Maybe I just wanted to pay my respects. Paul was a good friend of mine. Pity you had to kill him. And weren't you lucky to have a good friend like me around to bury him...." Elizabeth cries, "Stop it!" McGuire replies, "Sorry, Liz, but you made me say it. Please don't make me say it again".

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Episode 202
(TB 6/DISK 3/#5)

Tape Date: March 21, 1967
Air Date:
April 4, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
James Hall as Willie Loomis
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard

My name is Victoria Winters. The foundations of Collinwood house a frightful secret. A secret that has lain dormant for eighteen years. A secret awakened by a stranger. But there is another stranger, one who is to awaken and unleash a force that will effect the lives of everyone.

Maggie goes to the Blue Whale and sits down at a table. Willie Loomis, who's sitting at the bar, asks the bartender, "See that girl over there? I want to buy her a drink!" The bartender pours a beer, brings it over to Maggie and points out Willie to her. Maggie refuses the drink. When the bartender tells Willie, he comes over to Maggie's table and asks, "What's the matter? I just wanted to buy you a drink!" Maggie replies, "I'm waiting for someone". Willie sits down at Maggie's table. Maggie tells him, "I'd rather you not sit there". Willie explodes, "Look! No one tells me where to sit or not to sit!" He starts to harass her. Finally, Joe shows up. Maggie, relieved, exclaims, "Oh, Joe!" Joe apologizes to Maggie for being late. Willie complains to Joe, "Hey! You're interrupting us!" Maggie tells Joe, "Come on, Joe, let's move to another table". Willie retorts, "That won't do any good. I'll just follow you." Joe replies, "No you won't". Willie asks, "You going to stop me?" Joe answers, "Yes I will". Willie makes fun of Joe's clothes, and tells him he's not going to let him some lowly fisherman from a "third-rate town" push him around. They are about to come to blows when suddenly a voice calls out, "Willie!" It's Jason McGuire. He comes to the table, sends Willie over to the bar, then apologizes to Maggie and Joe, saying, "I'll see he doesn't bother you again".

Jason goes to the bar and reprimands Willie for his actions, calling him a "fool". Willie asks him, "What's the name of that place you're staying at?" Jason replies, "Collinwood". Willie tells him, "Collinwood. Well, I've made up my mind I'm going to stay there". Jason replies, "You're not only a fool, you're out of your mind!" Willie complains, "You said we'd be together. I don't call you at Collinwood and me in that lousy little room together". He complains that Jason promised they'd be partners, complains about the inequity of their partnership, about how Jason seems to be getting so much more than him. Jason tugs at his suit jacket and replies, "This is all I have right now. What do you want me to do? Split it with you? Wear the jacket and give you the pants? Just wait. We'll both be getting much more than this soon". Willie takes a crumple of bills out of his pocket and complains, "Well, this is all I have now". Jason gives him some money, saying, "Here. This'll hold you for awhile". Willie snorts, "That won't hold me for ten minutes!" Jason angrily replies, "Well, you're going to have to make it last". Willie continues to whine, "You're living there in that house. I don't see why I can't". Jason angrily tells him, "If you do, you'll spoil everything! Just wait a little longer. I've been waiting 18 years for this. All you have to do is wait a few more days. If you don't like it, you can leave on the very next bus out of here. This is MY caper and I'm going to do it my way." Willie agrees to follow orders. Jason is somewhat dubious. Willie asks, "What's the matter, don't you trust me?" Jason replies, "Willie, if you were someone who could be trusted, you wouldn't be my partner!" They laugh.

Jason goes back to Collinwood. He goes into the study, looks around, finds a box of expensive cigars, takes one, sits down in armchair, and smokes the cigar, savoring each expensive puff. Carolyn comes in. Jason tells her, "Oh, I was just enjoying this exquisite cigar. It's only a little thing, but I find that it's the little things like this that make life worth living". Carolyn remarks, "They're Uncle Roger's favorites". Sitting down on the armchair next to Jason, she asks, "I'd like to ask you something. I've never met my father. I've only seen old photos of him. I've asked about him, but I've never got any answers. Now, you knew him, you've spent time with him". Jason remarks, "And you want to ask me about him. I don't know where he is now; the last time I saw him was 18 years ago. But I can tell you about him. I can start with his laugh. He had a deep, hearty laugh. When he found something really funny, he'd laugh until he had tears running down his cheeks. Everyone loved him. Both men, and women. I was really surprised when he married your mother, though. He wasn't really a man for marriage. I think the horizon was more attractive to him than any woman could possibly be." Carolyn asks, "Is that why he left my mother?" Jason replies, "Could be". Carolyn, having heard enough, excuses herself. Jason tells her, "If you ever want to hear any more stories about your father, just ask". Carolyn leaves.

Carolyn goes out into the foyer and starts up the stairs. When she is about halfway up, there's a knock at the door. Carolyn comes back down and opens the door. It's Willie Loomis. He tells her, "Hello. I'm looking for a friend of mine who's staying here, Jason McGuire. My name is Willie Loomis." Jason comes out into the foyer and Willie says, "Oh, there he is." Jason remarks, "Hi, Willie". Willie remarks, "I've been thinking. I've decided to accept your invitation".

*First mentions of Barnabas! In the prologue, after first talking a bit about a stranger at Collinwood; Jason McGuire, Vicky says, "But there is another stranger in Collinsport, one who will soon unleash a force that will affect all of us".

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Episode 203
(TB 6/DISK 3/#6)

Tape Date: March 22, 1967
Air Date:
April 5, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
James Hall as Willie Loomis
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The great doors of Collinwood have weathered a century's of troubles. They have swung open to countless scores of people, good and evil. Once again they have swung open to admit strangers. Strangers whose intentions should have closed the doors against them

Jason takes Willie into the drawing room, closes the doors, and asks him, "What are you doing here? I told you not to come here!" Willie replies, "I know what you told me, but I came here to help you". Jason tells him, "The only thing you can do is ruin things. Now get out of here and go back to your room". Willie replies, "I can't. I got kicked out. I didn't have enough money for the room. I got into an argument with the landlord and pushed him around a little", illustrating by making punching motions. He tells Jason, "I'm staying right here. You're not going to evict me, are you?" He looks around and remarks, "This place looks just like a museum. Do people really live here?" Jason replies, "Yes they do, people who'll never get used to someone like you." Willie tells Jason, "Well, talk to her. You said you have some kind of hold on the woman who owns this house." Jason gives up and tells Willie, "All right. I'll try to arrange it with Mrs. Johnson first. Prepare to give her some blarney". He warns Willie, "Now don't touch anything" and leaves.

Jason goes out into the foyer and sees Mrs. Johnson coming down the stairs. He calls her, "Oh, Mrs. Johnson", then compliments her on how she's done his laundry. He remarks, "By the way, you know those old shirts I have?" Mrs. Johnson asks, "You mean the ones with the frayed collars?" Jason replies, "Yes. Do you know of a charity in town I could give them to?" Mrs. Johnson, surprised, replies, "Yes. That's very nice of you". Jason tells her he'll leave them on a chair for her tomorrow, then remarks, "By the way, have you prepared that extra room Mrs. Stoddard asked you to prepare?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "She didn't tell me about any extra room". Jason tells her, "It must have slipped her mind". Mrs. Johnson asks, "Who is it for?" Jason replies, "I have a guest. He's going to be staying here for a little while". Mrs. Johnson tells him, "In that case, I'll check with Mrs. Stoddard". Jason asks, "Do you doubt my word, Mrs. Johnson?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No, but she's my employer. I'll have to check with her first". Jason tells her, "My friend, he's a nice guy. He's right in the drawing room. Why don't you come in and meet him?" He takes her into the drawing room. Willie asks, "Are you the Mrs. Johnson I've heard so much about? Mr. McGuire's told me a lot of nice things about you." Jason effuses, "Oh, she's such a great cook! The apple pie I had last night was just exquisite, with a nice thick slice of cheddar cheese on top!" Willie remarks, "That sounds good. I can't wait to have some". Mrs. Johnson, looking somewhat embarrassed, tells Willie, "Well, I'm sorry, but there's not a crumb left. Your friend here made sure of that!" Willie remarks, "You must make your husband really happy". Mrs. Johnson explains, "I'm a widow. My husband used to be a seamen". Willie tells her, "Well, me and Jason here understand what it's like to be a seaman. It must have been a real comfort to him to have you to come home to". Mrs. Johnson, now totally flattered, goes to fix up the extra room. After she leaves, Willie asks Jason, "Is the food really good here?" Jason replies, "It's atrocious! She burns everything to death!" He tells Willie, "We've got her convinced, but she doesn't own the house. Liz does. I'll have to face her soon".

Mrs. Johnson, going up the stairs, runs into Elizabeth, who's coming down, and tells her, "Oh, Mrs. Stoddard, I was just going up to prepare that extra room like you asked." Elizabeth, puzzled, asks, "What?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "It's for Mr. Loomis, that friend of Mr. McGuire's who's going to be staying here. Mr. McGuire told me he told you."

Elizabeth goes into the drawing room and tells Jason, "Jason, I want to talk to you!" Jason tells Willie, "There's a study down the hall. Why don't you go there while we talk?" Willie leaves. Elizabeth asks Jason, "Who is this man?" Jason answers, "He's to me what Paul used to be, my best friend". Elizabeth asks, "What's he doing here?" Jason tells her, "Just passing by." Elizabeth sarcastically remarks, "Just the way you're just passing by, I suppose". Jason asks, "Didn't I mention him to you a few days ago?" Elizabeth replies, "No you didn't". Jason tells her, "I took it upon myself to invite him to stay here. I didn't think you'd mind." Elizabeth explodes, "How dare you!" Jason calmly tells her, "I want him to stay, Liz, and you know what, I want YOU to want him to stay" Elizabeth angrily replies, "I want him out of here!" Jason tells her, "Why don't we go downstairs to the closet and talk about this? Let's see you tell me what I can and cannot do knowing what's in that closet!"

Vicky goes into the study and, surprised to see Willie in there, says, "Oh, hello. I just wanted to get a book". Willie remarks, "You're Miss Winters, Miss Vicky Winters, the governess". Vicky asks, "How did you know?" Willie replies, "I saw you at the Blue Whale the other night. I had to find out who you were, and I did. We'll be seeing a lot more of each other. I'm going to be staying here." Vicky is shocked. She selects a book and starts to leave, but Willie bars her way. Vicky says, "Excuse me", but Willie replies, "Oh, don't go" and, blocking her way, refuses to let her leave and starts to harass her. Elizabeth comes into the room, sees this and shouts, "Leave her alone!" Jason comes in and asks, "What's going on in here?" Elizabeth replies, "Your friend was annoying Vicky". Willie protests, "I didn't touch her! I was just talking to her!" Jason asks Vicky, "Did he do anything to you?" Vicky admits that Willie had not touched her, that he was just talking. Jason remarks, "Well, I guess we don't really have any problem here" and leaves, taking Willie with him.

Vicky asks Elizabeth, "Mrs. Stoddard, who ARE these men?" Elizabeth replies, "My guests". Vicky asks, "But why are you letting men like them stay here?" Elizabeth replies, "I've told you. They're my guests. Now please don't ask me any more questions!" and leaves, leaving Vicky standing there puzzled.

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Episode 204
(TB 6/DISK 3/#7)

Tape Date: March 24, 1967
Air Date:
April 6, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
James Hall as Willie Loomis
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Another stranger has come to Collinwood, a savage, dangerous, unwelcome stranger, who seems to be part of a dark and unexplainable mystery. Certain members of the Collins family are still unaware of his presence in the Great House.

It is the next morning. Vicky and Carolyn go into the dining room to have their morning coffee. Carolyn asks Vicky, "Who was that strange man who came here last night? Vicky replies, "A friend of Mr. McGuire's. Mrs. Stoddard is letting him stay here." Vicky tells Carolyn about Willie harassing her last night. Carolyn asks, "Does Mother know about this? Vicky replies that she does. Carolyn asks, "And she didn't kick him out?" Vicky replies, "No." Carolyn is shocked. She remarks, "Mother's been acting very strangely lately. It's as if she no longer has a mind of her own. It almost seems as if this Jason McGuire has some hold over her..." She tells Vicky, "You seem afraid of this Willy Loomis". Vicky replies "I am, but it wasn't because of what happened last night. He was insulting and insinuating last night, but that's not why I'm frightened of him. It's because of something I saw the other day at the Blue Whale. Willie was there. An old man accidentally brushed against him. It was nothing, but Willie exploded. He was ready to attack the man and would have if Mr. McGuire hadn't stopped him. I'll never forget the look on his face. He looked like a man capable of murder".

Roger is in the drawing room going through his mail. Willie wakes up, comes out of the bedroom hallway, comes downstairs and goes into the drawing room. He introduces himself to Roger. Roger, shocked to find that Elizabeth is letting yet ANOTHER guest stay at Collinwood, remarks, "Maybe we should have a revolving door installed for all of Mr. McGuire's friends", excuses himself and leaves.

After speaking to Elizabeth, Roger goes into the dining room and exasperatedly remarks to Carolyn, "I just don't understand your mother! I asked her about this Willie fellow. She told me that she was allowing him to stay here, and that's that. When I asked her why she was letting him stay here, she got angry and told me that if I didn't like it, I could leave." Willie comes into the room. Roger, who's apparently already developed a great dislike for him, excuses himself and leaves. Vicky and Carolyn also excuse themselves and prepare to leave, but Willie orders, "Wait!" He tells them, "I want breakfast. I want YOU to get me my breakfast". He remarks, "I like company with my breakfast." He orders Carolyn, "Sit down!" He tells Vicky, "Two eggs, over easy. Toast, and a steak. I'm really hungry this morning". Vicky leaves, saying, "I'll go tell Mrs. Johnson"

Willie stares at Carolyn. Carolyn sits there nervously with her eyes averted. Willie asks, "What do you do for action around here, kicks?" He tells her, "I'm a man who knows what I like and I like what I see..."

Later, Vicky is sitting with Burke Devlin at a table at the Blue Whale. Vicky tells him about Willie. Burke is shocked. Vicky tells him, "Carolyn is afraid of him, and so am I". Burke volunteers to "take care of the punk", but Vicky asks him not to get involved. Burke notices that a strange expression has suddenly appeared on Vicky's face and asks, "What's the matter?" Vicky replies, "Over there. There he is". Burke looks over toward the door. Willie's just come in. Burke remarks, "I think I'll go have a talk with him", but Vicky begs, "Please, Burke, no." and manages to talk him out of it. Willie comes over to the table and starts to talk to Vicky. Burke tells him, sternly, "The lady's having dinner". Willie asks, "Who are you?" Burke replies, "Burke Devlin". Willie replies, "I've heard of you. You some kind of big shot around here, aren't you?" Burke replies, "Yes, and I've heard about you, too. You're staying at Collinwood, aren't you? Well, I have some advice to give you. There are three ladies living at Collinwood. You'd better treat them right!" Willie angrily replies, "I don't take advice". Burke tells him, "Well, you'd better take this advice". Willie remarks, "Big man, eh? You might be a big man in this hick town. You might be able to order the local yokels around, but you can't tell ME what to do!" Burke remarks, "We'll see". Willie asks, "You gonna make me?" Burke stands up and says, "Yes". Willie and Burke almost come to blows, but Vicky stops them. She asks Willie, "Can't you just go?" Willie replies, "Why not? Things are starting to get boring around here" and leaves.

Carolyn is in the drawing room at Collinwood, sitting at the desk writing some letters. She hears the front door and calls out, "Vicky?" But it is not Vicky who comes walking into the room. It is Willie. Carolyn remarks, "I thought you were going out tonight". Willie replies, "I got bored and came back". Carolyn gathers her things, gets up, says, "Good night" and prepares to leave. Willie asks, "Where are you going?" Carolyn replies, "Up to bed. It's late". Willie protests, "It's not THAT late." He bars her way and asks, "How about a nightcap?" Carolyn asks, "Why don't you get one yourself?" She gestures toward the liquor cabinet and tells him, "The liquor's right there". Willie replies, "I want YOU to fix me one". Carolyn replies, "All right", pours him a brandy and gives it to him. Willie downs it with a gulp. Carolyn tries to leave, but Willie still refuses to let her do so. He tells her, "I like you. You're blond. I like blonds". He strokes her hair. Carolyn pulls away from him and exclaims, "NEVER TOUCH ME AGAIN! YOU DISGUST ME! STAY AWAY FROM ME!" Willie asks, "And if I don't?" He closes the drawing room doors, and starts to walk towards Carolyn. Frightened, she backs away from him, stopping when she reaches the desk. She orders, "Leave me alone!" Willie asks, "Why should I?" Carolyn opens a drawer, pulls out a gun and points it at him. She tells him, "It's my Uncle Roger's gun and it's loaded! If you don't leave me alone, I'll blow your head off! Get out of here or I'll shoot!" Willie holds up his hands and tells Carolyn, "Don't get excited, little lady" and leaves, going upstairs.

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Episode 205
(TB 6/DISK 3/#8)

Tape Date: March 23, 1967
Air Date:
April 7, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
James Hall as Willie Loomis
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. The sun is bright over Collinwood this morning, but inside the Great House, shadows remain. Shadows from the past, shadows of guilt, fear... fears that must be kept secret.

The next morning, Carolyn goes into the drawing room, opens the desk drawer again, and looks at it. Elizabeth comes into the room. Carolyn quickly hides the gun behind her back. Elizabeth says, "Good morning", then, noticing that something seems wrong with Carolyn asks, "Something wrong? You're as white as a sheet. What's that you have behind your back. Show it to me". Carolyn does. Elizabeth exclaims, "It's Roger's gun! What are you doing with that?" Carolyn tells her, "Last night, I almost used it. I almost killed a man." Elizabeth asks, "Who?!" Carolyn replies, "Mr. McGuire's friend Willie". She recounts to Elizabeth what happened last night. Elizabeth comforts Carolyn and assures her, "I'll make sure it never happens again!".

Jason is in the study reading the morning paper. Elizabeth comes in and angrily announces, "I want your friend to leave this house immediately! He tried to attack Carolyn last night!" Jason's says, "Oh, there must have been some misunderstanding", but Elizabeth tells him, "There was no misunderstanding. She had to threaten him with a gun to get him to leave her alone." Jason promises, "I'll speak to him". Elizabeth replies, "You'll do more than just talk to him. You'll tell him to leave!" Jason asks, "And if I don't?" Elizabeth replies, "I'll go to the police, then". Jason asks, "You'd really go that far?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. I'd do anything to protect Carolyn". Jason remarks, "You'd have a few things to explain if you go to the police. Like what your husband's body is doing buried under the closet floor downstairs". Elizabeth tells him, "Nevertheless, I'll still call them. Carolyn's safety is more important to me than anything else, including my own life". Jason, convinced she's serious about calling the police, tells her, "OK, I'll tell him to leave. But it'll take time to deal with him, a few days to a week maybe". Elizabeth tells him, "No. Not in a week. I want him out TODAY". Jason replies, "Liz, Willie is a difficult man to deal with. It'll take a few days. He could cause a lot of trouble for both me and you" He assures Elizabeth that he'll make sure Willie won't bother Carolyn or Vicky in those few days. Elizabeth asks, "Can I trust you?" Jason replies, "You trusted me once before. Did I let you down?" Elizabeth admits that he didn't.

Willie comes downstairs. In the foyer, he sees Carolyn in the drawing room alone. She is looking at the fire, her back to him. Seeing her turn, Willie quickly hides to the side of the door. Carolyn comes out of the drawing room. Willie jumps out at her and exclaims, "Good morning!", startling Carolyn. He starts to bother her again, saying, "You should be nicer to me. I'm a houseguest here". Carolyn shouts, "PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE!" Willie is startled to hear Elizabeth's voice echo, "That's right! Leave her alone!" Willie looks over toward the door under the stairs and sees Elizabeth and Jason standing there. Elizabeth comes over and asks Carolyn, "Will you excuses us?" After Carolyn leaves, Elizabeth tells Willie, "Leave my daughter alone!" Willie tries to lie, "I was just talking to her last night, that's all..", but Elizabeth rebuts, "Then why did she feel it necessary to protect herself with a gun?" She announces, with finality, "Leave Carolyn alone or I'll call the police!" and leaves.

Jason takes Willie into the drawing room and reprimands him, "You idiot! You stupid idiot! You know what you almost did? You almost ruined the whole thing! She's serious about calling the police, and if she does, we're both dead!" He orders Willie, "Leave Carolyn and Vicky alone!". He tells him, "Just wait a little. We have the chance to make a big bundle here!" Willie looks at the portrait above the mantel and asks, "How rich is this family?" Jason replies, "They're worth millions and millions of dollars!"

Elizabeth goes to Carolyn and tells her, "Willie Loomis won't be bothering you anymore". Carolyn asks, "When's he leaving?" Elizabeth replies, "In a few days to week". Carolyn, shocked, exclaims, "A few days to a week?! I'd think you'd ask him to leave TODAY after what he did!" Elizabeth tells her, "I couldn't ask him to leave on such short notice. He's a friend of Jason's" Carolyn asks, "Why not? Is Jason McGuire THAT good a friend that you'd let someone like Willie stay here a whole week?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes he is. He helped me a great deal when your father walked out on us". Carolyn protests, "It seems more like he has some kind of hold over you!" Elizabeth denies this. Carolyn tells her, "All right, If that's what you say. But some day, I'm going to find out the truth!"

David goes into the drawing room and finds Willie and Jason looking at the portraits in the drawing room. Happy to be of help, he tells them about the portraits, "That one's of Isaac Collins. He founded the town. And that one, that's my great great grandfather, Jeremiah Collins. He was married to Josette. Her picture's in the old house." Jason, bored, tells Willie, "I'm going into town. Want to come with me?" Willie replies, "No". Jason leaves. David tells Willie, "We've got lots of pictures. Want to see another one?" He takes Willie out into the foyer and points out the portrait of a dark haired man on the wall to the right of the front doors. He explains, "That's Barnabas Collins. He went to England and died there". Willie, noticing the ring the man in the picture is wearing, remarks, "That's some ring!" David tell him, "Oh, we have lots of jewelry like that around. They call them 'family heirlooms'". Carolyn appears on the landing and tells David, "David! Vicky's looking for you!" David goes upstairs with Carolyn. Willie continues to stare at the ring in the portrait, greed in his eyes. He thinks to himself, "I'd like to get my hands on some jewelry like that. I'd grab them and run. All Jason can say is wait, wait. I'm sick of waiting around this house, waiting. Oh, what's the use. I think I'll go get something to drink". He goes out the front doors, presumably to go to the Blue Whale.

The sound of a heartbeats start to come from the portrait, and the eyes light up, as if alive....

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Pre-empted Monday, April 10, 1967 due to strike by American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
"The Man Who Never Was" shown in its place. (ABC #71-DRK-67)

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Episode 206
(TB 6/DISK 4/#1)

Tape Date: March 27, 1967
Air Date:
April 11, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The Part of Willie Loomis will be played by John Karlen...

My name is Victoria Winters. Two men have come to Collinwood, two strangers; that they are there is strange, and the men themselves have a strangeness, each in his own terrifying way. But what is strangest of all is their effect on one woman in particular.

Elizabeth is in her bedroom buffing her nails. Vicky is in there with her, telling her about David's progress. Vicky tells her, "Mrs. Stoddard, I think David's progressed past his reading text. I think it would be best now if I let him choose books he's interested in to read. I think he'll progress faster that way", but she notices that Elizabeth doesn't seem to paying much attention to what she's saying. She asks, "Mrs. Stoddard, is there anything I can do?" Elizabeth asks, "About what?" Vicky replies, "You seem to be worried about something". Elizabeth denies that she's worried, saying, "I'm fine. You're the one who looks worried". Vicky tells her, "No, I'm not worried. I'm frightened". She tells Elizabeth that she's frightened of Willie, especially after what happened with Carolyn. Elizabeth assures her, "I've already talked to Jason and he's assured me it will never happen again", but Vicky tells her, "No, Mrs. Stoddard, it's not only that, I'm frightened for YOU. I'm afraid you're in some kind of trouble". Elizabeth angrily denies that she is.

Down in the foyer, Willie is looking at the portrait of Barnabas. Mrs. Johnson is busy dusting the banister. Willie remarks, "You know, I saw someone who looked just like this in New York. Only, he was a beatnik and wasn't dressed so fancy". Mrs. Johnson warns him, "You'd better not let Mr. Roger hear you comparing his ancestor to a beatnik!" Mrs. Johnson goes on to dust the grandfather clock. Willie starts to comment on the jewelry the man in the portrait is wearing. He asks Mrs. Johnson, "I'll bet they still have that ring and that pin." He tells her he's heard about the famous Collins jewels and asks if she's ever seen them, but Mrs. Johnson, getting suspicious, tells him, "I don't know anything, and if you're smart, you'll get your mind off rings and jewels".

Vicky is in Burke's hotel room. Burke, holding some clothing belonging to David, asks, "You want me to put these in a bag? I forgot I had them in my car. I found them when I was having my tires rotated. David really enjoyed that fishing trip. You should have seen his face when that plane landed on that lake!..". He sees that Vicky isn't listening and seems to be preoccupied. Thinking he knows what the problem is, he asks, "Tell me what he did, that creep Willie!" Vicky answers, "Nothing", but Burke, not believing her, continues to press her on it and finally Vicky blurts out, "Carolyn had to use a gun to keep Willie away!" Burke is shocked and tells Vicky, "There's only one thing for you to do. Tell Liz". Vicky tells him, "She already knows about it". Burke remarks, "She gave Willie his walking papers, didn't she?" Vicky tells him, "No, she just talked to Mr. McGuire about it". Burke is shocked. He exclaims, "What's going on up there, Vicky?" He pauses for a few seconds, then says, "Come on. Let's go". Vicky asks, "Where?" Burke replies, "To Collinwood. I'm going to see Liz. It sounds to me like she's caught up in something and I want to help". Vicky asks, "I thought you and Mrs. Stoddard were enemies". Burke replies, "We are". Vicky asks, "Then why do you want to help her?" Burke replies, "If anyone's going to bring her down, I want it to be me!"

At Collinwood, Burke having told her he wants to help her, Elizabeth tells him, "I have no intention of finishing this discussion!" Vicky remarks, "He's only trying to help!", but Elizabeth angrily admonishes her, "You had to go to Burke with this, didn't you?" Burke defends Vicky, "She didn't come to me to tell me about this. I had to drag it out of her. Now I'm going to say what I came here to say. You have a very dangerous man in this house." Elizabeth tells him, "Now that you've said it, Goodbye!" Burke tells her, "You need help". Elizabeth asks, "Why would you want to help me? You hate me". Burke tells her, "I don't hate you. I hate the Collins Family and all it stands for". Elizabeth tells him firmly, "I repeat. I don't need help". Burke, exasperated, says, "OK. I tried". Elizabeth thanks him for offering to help. Burke, surprised at the sincerity in her voice, asks, "You really mean that, don't you?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes".

Vicky walks into the foyer. Willie, who's just come down the stairs into the foyer, starts to harass her again. Burke comes out into the foyer and tells him to stop. Willie snidely remarks, "It's the Big Man!" Elizabeth comes out into the foyer to see what's going on. Burke tells Willie, "Stay away from Miss Winters. Far, far away". Elizabeth begs, "Willie, please leave". Willie remarks to Burke, "Good thing for you these ladies are here or I'd..." Burke, furious, grabs Willie by the lapels, whirls him around and slams him against the grandfather clock. Elizabeth shouts, "Burke! Let go of him". Burke does so, reluctantly. Willie brushes himself off and walks away, an angry look on his face.

Burke asks Elizabeth, "You still maintain that you don't need any help after seeing that?" Elizabeth replies, "All I saw was two men with terrible tempers". Burke asks, "Did you see what he was doing to Vicky? Do you call that nothing? Pride, is that what it is? Are you refusing my help because of your pride?" Elizabeth denies this and again repeats, "I don't need any help". Burke continues, "Please, Liz. If not for your sake, then for the sake of the girls. What's wrong? Do those men have some kind of hold on you or something?" Elizabeth, now getting very distraught, shouts, "NO! NO! I've already told you. I don't need any help!" and runs off.

* This episode was originally slated as #71-DRK-67 to air Monday, April 10th, but was pushed back one day due to the AFTER strike.

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Episode 207
(TB 6/DISK 4/#2)

Tape Date: March 28, 1967
Air Date:
  April 12, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
 Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
 Lela Swift
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. The halls of Collinwood echo to the heavy footfalls of those who would plunder and pillage. Those who have no conscience. They take and they take until it becomes a disease, spreading uncontrollably. But there comes a time when the victims will be pushed no farther and must strike back.

Willie and Jason are drinking at the bar of the Blue Whale. Wille thanks Jason for buying him drinks, but then complains, "When am I going to be able to buy YOU drinks. When am I going to get some money? I'm tired of waiting". Jason retorts, "It's YOUR fault it's taking so long. If you hadn't come to stay at Collinwood and messed things up, I'd have the money by now" Willie, not liking this remark, angrily says, "I'm tired of waiting. I'm tired of being blamed. If I don't see some dough soon, I'LL show you how to get some!" Jason tries to satisfy him. He takes his wallet out and gives all the money in it to Willie, but Willie snidely remarks, "How long do you think THIS will last me?" He sees something and remarks, "Well, well, here come some of the local heroes." Jason looks and see that Maggie, Sam and Joe have come in and sat down at one of the tables. He warns Willie, "Don't cause any trouble..."

At the table, Maggie tells Sam and Joe, "Look..." They do and see Jason and Willie at the bar. Sam, who's never seen them before, asks, "Who are they?" Maggie tells him, "Friends of the Collins Family. One of them seems OK, but the other..."

Jason warns Willie, "I don't want see you tangling with anyone." Willie replies, "I won't, but I won't let anyone push me around, either". Jason tells him, "Willie, you've got to learn to get along with people". Willie replies, "There's only one guy around here I really don't get along with. Burke Devlin. We came close to tangling a couple of times already. Sooner or later, we're going to have it out". Suddenly, Willie remarks, "Well, well. Look who just stepped in". Jason looks over at the entrance. Standing there is Burke Devlin, staring at Willie. Willie complains, "Look at him, just staring at me. I'll stare him down, if that's what he wants". Willie stares back at Burke. Jason tells Willie, "C'mon! We don't want to make an enemy. Turn away, Willie, turn away!" Willie does so, reluctantly.

Burke goes down and sits down at the table with Joe, Maggie and Sam. He warns them about Willie. Joe tells him, "I already know about him. We've already tangled. He was annoying Maggie". Burke remarks, "I don't know how Mrs. Stoddard could let him stay at Collinwood with the girls there. I offered my help, but she refused it".

Jason tells Willie, "We want that man as a friend, Willie. He did five years". Willie, surprised, says, "You mean he's an ex-con? He walks around here like he owns the place and he did a stretch?! Well, it just goes to show you, you can never tell about people!" Jason continues, "He has a lot of money now. He's an important man around here".

Jason goes to Burke and asks, "Can I talk to you privately?" Burke replies, "Sure". They go and sit down at another table. Jason asks, "Let me buy you a drink. What do you want?" Burke answers, "Bourbon". Jason tells the bartender, "Two bourbons, please". Jason tells Burke, "I want to talk to you about my friend". Burke tells Jason what he thinks of his friend, "He's the worst creep that's crawled out from under a rock in a long time. If he lets out another peep, I'm going to wipe the streets with him!"

Meanwhile, Willie goes over to Sam, who's gone to the bar, and tells him he wants to buy him a drink. Sam asks, "Why?" Willie replies, "I haven't had much luck making friends in this town and I thought I'd give it one last try". Sam tells him, "Well, you've come to the right person. I'm the friendliest person in town!" Willie tells the bartender, "Give the man another of whatever he's having on me!"

At the table, Joe gestures over to the bar with his head and tells Maggie, "Looks like your father's in good company". Maggie groans, "Oh, no", but Joe reassures her, "Don't worry. That creep only bothers girls".

Jason having told him some sob story about Willie's childhood, Burke sarcastically remarks, "OK, his mother hated him and he had to have his security blanket until he was 19. So what?" Jason tries to convince him, "Basically, he's a nice guy..", but Burke doesn't seem to be buying it. Instead, he remarks, "You seem to have the run of the house at Collinwood. Let me tells you something. I like those people up there. I'm worried about them". Jason interrupts him, "I don't know what you're talking about".

Sam and Willie are still talking. Sam apparently having told him his profession, Willie remarks, "No kidding! You're an artist? You make a lot of money?" Sam replies, "Just enough to get by on". Willie asks, a leering look in his eyes, "You ever paint girls? What I mean is, you ever have models?" Sam, not liking this, gets upset and asks, "Look, can we change the subject?"

At the table, Joe tells Maggie, "A boat's going to be coming in soon. I've got to go and do something there. I'll be back" and leaves.

Willie continues to bug Sam, "Come on, tell me about the models." Sam angrily tells him, "I don't use models, I tell you!", but Willie keeps harassing him about it. Maggie, seeing this, comes to the bar and tells Sam, "Come on, Pop. It's time to go". Willie remarks, "I get it. You don't want me to talk to him, that it?" He asks Sam, "So this is your daughter, eh?" He looks leeringly at Maggie and asks, "She ever model for you? She has the figure for it". This really angers Sam and he exclaims, "SHUT UP!". Suddenly, Willie hears a voice from behind shout, "If you have something to say, say it to me!" He turns and sees Burke standing there. Burke tells him, "In ten seconds, you're going to be gone!" Willie asks, "And who's going to send me away?" Burke replies, "I am". Jason comes and tries to get them apart, but Willie just pushes him away. Burke tells Willie, "Now there's the door. Are you going to go out or do you want to be carried out?" Willie laughingly exclaims, "Now that's my boy! You talking just like an ex-con now!" Burke, infuriated, slaps and backhands him. Willie, now equally infuriated, pulls a knife out of his jacket pocket and opens it. The bartender tries to stop them, but Burke just pushes him away, saying, "I can handle this!"

Burke and Willie circle. Willie lunges, thrusting the knife at Burke. Burke intercepts his hand, grabbing Willie's wrist. He twists it, forcing Willie to drop the knife, then pounds Willie with two tremendous blows, knocking him down. Someone asks Burke, "Are you all right?", a really stupid question. Burke shouts at Jason, "Get him out of here! Get your buddy out of town, quick, or I'll have to do something about him!"

Jason and Willie are outside. Willie is nursing his sore jaw. He growls, "I'm going to kill him. I swear I'm going to kill him!" Jason tries to calm him, down, "Sure, Willie, sure. But wait until after I've got the money. That makes sense, doesn't it?" Willie admits it does. He grumbles, "I'd better get a lot of dough out of this". Jason assures him, "You will, Willie, you will".

* This episode was originally slated as #72-DRK-67 to air Tuesday April 11th, but was pushed back one day due to the AFTER strike.

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Episode 208
(TB 6/DISK 4/#3)

Tape Date:  April 11, 1967
Air Date:
April 13, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Violence has erupted near Collinwood. A show of brutal anger between man and man. And one of the men is a guest at Collinwood. Now the violent night has passed, but in the day that lies ahead another kind of violence will take place. A meaner, more petty violence. A violence prompted by greed, a violence greater than the show of hatred. Because it is a violence not of the body, but of the spirit.

It is the next morning. Willie Loomis walks down the stairs into the foyer and looks at the portrait again. Elizabeth is inside the drawing room. Jason enters and says, "Good Morning". Elizabeth tells Jason that she's heard about the fight between Burke and Willie and announces, "I want your friend out of Collinsport! I said it and I mean it!". Jason grumbles, "I'm not used to following orders". Elizabeth continues, "I don't care! He must leave Collinwood as soon as possible!" Jason surprises her, "I agree completely! As far as I'm concerned, he's no friend of mine!". Elizabeth, surprised, says, "What?" Jason continues, "Willie will very soon be out of Collinwood and out of Collinsport". Elizabeth remarks, "Well then, I consider the matter settled", but Jason tells her, "I'm afraid the matter's not settled. If Willie leaves, he must have money to leave". Elizabeth gets the hint but says, "If you want me to give your friend money, the answer is no!". Jason continues, "Willie can't get from here to there without money. Now since it is you who wants him to leave, I think it's just fair that you give him the money to do so". Elizabeth agrees, "I'll give him bus fare to Bangor", but Jason says, "You'll have to give him more than that to make up for his incontinence. One thousand dollars". Elizabeth refuses, "He won't get it! I won't get involved in anything so sordid!" Jason reminds her, "But you already have". Suddenly, the clasp to Elizabeth's brooch breaks. Jason picks it up and examines it. Elizabeth demands, "My brooch, please!". Jason hands it to her. Jason tells her, "I insist that you give Willie $1000". Elizabeth replies, "Insist all you like. He's not getting the money". Jason retorts, "Then Willie's not leaving Collinwood". Elizabeth threatens, "Then I'll call the police!". Jason confidently remarks, "You won't do that", but Elizabeth tells him, "Yes I will. That man is a threat to my family. There comes a time when I've got to stop thinking about myself". Jason tries to haggle, "$500, then". Elizabeth defiantly says, "No!". Jason reasons, "That's a small price to get rid of an inconvenience. Liz, you're a businesswoman. Think of this as a cost/benefit analysis. Think of the benefit you'll get for the cost". Elizabeth asks, "$500 and he'll be gone?" Jason assures her, "Yes". Elizabeth thinks about it then reluctantly agrees to $500. Jason tells her, "You're being very sensible", but Elizabeth, replies, "Am I?", a look of doubt on her fact.

Later, Elizabeth having left the room, Willie and Jason are in the drawing room drinking coffee. Willie is grumbling about the fight, vowing. "I'm going to kill Burke Devlin", but Jason tells him, "No. Liz is going to give you $500 to leave Collinsport. You're going to take it and leave here as soon as possible". Willie grumbles, "Only $500?" Jason reminds him, "It's a lot more than you have now". Willie retorts, "But it's a lot less than I expected get" and refuses, saying he'd rather stay and deal with Burke Devlin. They argue about this. Willie happens to see Elizabeth's brooch lying on the table. Suddenly, he agrees with Jason that it would be best if he took the money and left town. Jason leaves. Willie pockets the brooch.

Some time later, David is alone in the drawing room, lying on his stomach on the couch reading a book. Elizabeth comes in and starts to look around the room. David asks, "Lose something?" Elizabeth replies, "I'm not sure". David asks, "What are you looking for?" Elizabeth tells him, "You know that yellow brooch with the diamonds?" David asks, "You mean that one your great- grandmother gave you for your eighteenth birthday?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, that's the one. Have you seen it?" David tells her, "The last time I saw it was when you wore it on your birthday". Elizabeth explains, "I had it on this morning and the clasp broke". David asks, "You mean you could have lost it anywhere?" Elizabeth replies, "I'm sure I lost it in here somewhere". They both look for it. Suddenly, Elizabeth remembers something and says, "Never mind, David. I think I know where it is. In fact, I'm sure I do!" and leaves. David lies back on the couch and goes back to his book. Jason is in the study. He selects a book from the bookcase and sits down on one of the comfortable chairs next to the fireplace. Elizabeth comes storming into the room and announces, "May I barge in, please?" Jason asks, "I beg your pardon?" Elizabeth demands, "My brooch, give it back to me!". Jason reminds her, "But I gave it back to you, and you put it on the table". Elizabeth says, "You know very well it isn't on the table anymore". Jason insists, "I don't have it!", but Elizabeth says, "Then I'm sure you know where it is! If it really is missing, I'm going to have to call the insurance company, and they'll send investigators, and I'm sure you wouldn't want that!". Jason promises to try to find the brooch.

Willie is sitting at the kitchen table, spooning sugar into his coffee. Jason comes into the room and asks, "Where is it?" Willie replies, "I was about to ask the same question of YOU. I was going to ask you about the money". Jason tells her, "I'm asking you about Mrs. Stoddard's pin!" Willie lies, "I don't know what you're talking about". Jason demands, "Stand up!". Willie defiantly asks, "Where's the five?" Jason angrily says, "I'll count to five, and I'll tell Mrs. Stoddard I found the pin and where the police can find it! One...Two...Three... Four..." Willie again lies, "I don't have it!". Jason continues, "I mean it, Willie!". Willie reluctantly takes the brooch out of his shirt pocket and gives it to Jason. He mutters, "I only wanted it because it's so pretty", but Jason says, "You wanted it because it's worth a fortune! How many times have I told you that there's a right way and a wrong way to steal money? The wrong way is to steal something that'll be notice missing in five minutes!" Willie tries to explain, "I thought I'd be gone before she missed it", but Jason continues, "Even if you were, the insurance investigators would have tracked you down! Willie, if you want to steal something, steal something that won't be missed!". He reminds him, "Now, you're leaving, remember!" Jason grumbles that he'll have to try to convince Elizabeth that he found the brooch and leaves. Willie leaves too.

Jason goes to the drawing room and proceeds to get on his hands and knees and pretends to search for the brooch. Elizabeth comes walking in and says, "You know that's a waste of time. You know perfectly well where it is". Jason pretends to find it, holds it up and announces, "Ah, here it is!". Elizabeth says, "You put it there! David and already looked and it didn't find anything there". Jason says, "Maybe I have sharper eyes", but Elizabeth tells him, "I'm calling the police!". Jason argues her out of this, reminding her of what could happen if she did, telling her she wouldn't want that to happen, if not for her sake, for Carolyn and David's. He adds, "Once Willie's gone, everything's going to be better". Elizabeth agrees not to call the police.

Willie enters the study with David. David asks, "You really sure you want to see pictures of my ancestors?" Willie replies, "You said you'd show them to me". David happily says, "OK", goes to the bookshelf, points at the top shelf and says, "Get that one for me". Willie reaches up and pulls out a large old volume. David explains, "That's an old one, it has the oldest pictures of Collins family. They only goes back to the 17th century in this country. Before that, you'd have to go back to Europe. They're not really photographs of them. They're photographs of old portraits of them". He opens the book, points to a picture and tells Willie, "Now that's my great, great, great, great, great grandmother Abigail Collins. Willie looks and remarks, "Now that's some necklace she's wearing". David points to another picture and starts to explain, "That my great, great, great uncle...", but Willie interrupts him, saying, "Wait. What happened to all those jewels? Were they sold?" David replies, "No, the Collins Family would NEVER do that! The Collins family believes in handing things down from generation to generation." Willie asks, "So where are they now?" David replies, "I don't know. I never bothered to find out about that". David points to another photo and tells Willie, "Now that's Naomi Collins. She was strange. They say she had all her jewels BURIED with her! Isn't that silly?" He points to another one and remarks, "And this is my great great uncle, he gave away EVERYTHING he had and became a missionary...", but Willie no longer seems to be paying any attention. Willie goes out into the foyer and starts at the portrait of Barnabas again. He touches the picture of jewels in the portrait and mutters, "They're so pretty, jewels are! Sometimes you don't even have to see them. You know how pretty they are just by touching them". Suddenly, he is startled to hear the sound of a heartbeat...The eyes of the man in the portrait light up eerily.

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Episode 209
(TB 6/DISK 4/#4)

Tape Date: April 12, 1967
Air Date:
April 14, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Daniel Keyes as The Caretaker
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Strangers have come to Collinwood, strangers who threaten to uncover secrets that could destroy the Collins family. But unknown to one of them, he has stumbled onto the darkest and strangest secret of all.

Willie stares at the portrait, a look of shock on his face. Jason McGuire comes into the foyer, sees Willie staring at portrait strangely and asks, "Willie! What's the matter with you?" The sound abruptly stops. Willie gasps, "Jason! Did you hear it? The sound?" Jason asks, "What sound?" Willie tells him, "The sound...The sound of a heart beating!" Jason replies, "The sound of a heart beating coming from that portrait? Willie, either you need to get your hearing checked or you're letting this old house get to you!" Willie thinks about it then agrees, "It couldn't have been what I thought it was. That would be impossible". Jason tells him, "I've got something to talk to you about". He takes him into the drawing room and tells him, "Liz has had it with you. She wants you out, today". He reminds him, "She's agreed to give you $500." Willie again complains, "That all?" Jason promises him, "When I get more, I'll share it with you. Now, why don't you take a trip? Maybe to the tropics. Enjoy yourself. I'll join you when I'm finished here." Willie replies, "All right". Jason is overjoyed that Willie has finally agreed to leave, but then Willie adds, "In a couple of days". Jason exclaims, "No, immediately!", but Willie steadfastly refuses to do so, promising, "I'll leave in a couple of days". Jason asks, "What are you up to, Willie?" Willie denies that he's up to anything. Jason tells him, "You'd better not be planning to steal those jewels again, you'd be tracked down immediately". Willie replies, cryptically, "I'm not planning to steal anything that can be traced". Before Jason can find out what he means, Vicky comes in. Jason tells Willie to go to his room. Willie replies, "I've got better things to do" then obediently leaves. Vicky asks Jason, "Is he leaving?" Jason replies, "Yes." Vicky asks, "When" Jason replies, "Soon" Vicky asks, "You, are you leaving too?" Jason replies, "No, Miss Winters. In fact, I just might be staying here for quite a while!" He apologizes for any inconvenience he might be causing her, and also about Willie.

Willie is sitting at the table in the study, a pile of books in front of him. Mrs. Johnson comes in to dust and remarks, "You're making quite a clutter of books there. What are you doing?" Willie explains, "Reading the history of the Collins family." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "You don't seem to me to be the type of person to be interested in something like that". Willie explains, "David got me interested. He told me about one of his ancestors, a Naomi Collins, who had her jewels buried with her." Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes, I've heard all the legends". Willie asks, "Think there's any truth to it?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I've never given much thought to it. Let the dead rest at Eagle Hill Cemetery where they belong, that's what I say". Willie asks, "Eagle Hill? All the Collins buried there?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No, just some. The rest are buried in the regular Collinsport cemetery". Willie remarks, "I think I passed the Eagle Hill cemetery on my way here. To the south of town, isn't it?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No, it's about five miles to the north. The one you passed, that's the regular cemetery". Mrs. Johnson finishes dusting and tells Willie, "Make sure to put those books back when you're finished with them". Willie mumbles, "Sure, sure.."

Willie goes to Eagle Hill Cemetery and starts reading the names on the headstones, using a flashlight for illumination. He is startled to hear a voice asks, "What do you want?" He turns around and sees the aged caretaker, the same one who guarded the Stockbridge mausoleum. Willie replies, "I'm looking for a grave, the grave of Naomi Collins". The caretaker asks, "Are you a relative?" Willie lies, "Yes. I'm here on a short visit. I'll be leaving tomorrow and I just wanted to pay my respects. Can you tell me where her grave is?". The caretaker replies, "There's no grave. She's in a tomb". Willie asks, "Where's the tomb?" The aged caretaker replies, "I don't think I'll tell you. It's not safe there. There's a legend about the Collins tomb that there's some kind of evil force there. Joshua Collins said so. It was passed down from generation to generation. After he died, he was the last one entombed in there. He had it sealed after his death." Willie asks, "And no one's been in there since?" The caretaker replies, "No, everyone's been to afraid to go in there. Even I haven't been in there. There's a presence in there that's EVIL! EVIL!". Willie, not believing the ghost stories, is elated that no one has been in there to steal the jewels before him. He asks the caretaker, "What if I come back in the morning?" The caretaker mutters, "Yes. In the daylight. It'll be safer". He points and tells Willie, "It's right over there, through those trees." Willie thanks him and tells him, "I'll be back in the morning"

Jason goes into the study and asks Mrs. Johnson, "Have you seen Willie?" Mrs. Johnson complains, "He left a little while ago". Jason asks, "Do you know where?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No, he didn't tell me. Just drove off in his car." She starts to complain about the mess he made in the study, "He promised to put these books back, but he didn't". Jason, surprised, asks, "Willie!? Books!? In all the time I've known him, I've never known Willie to read a book!" Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Well, he was reading these". Jason asks, "What are they?" Mrs. Johnson tells him, "They're histories of the Collins Family". Jason asks, "What was he interested in?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Well, we talked about several things....legends about some jewels". Jason mumbles, "He was, was he?"

Willie, as usual, has lied. He goes to the tomb, and tries the gate but finds it locked. Again he is startled to hear a voice shout at him from behind. This time it says, "NO! I told you not to come here at night! I told you it wasn't safe!" Willie turns and sees the caretaker standing there. Irritated, he asks, "Followed me, did you?" The caretaker replies, "No, I saw the light from your flashlight and came to see what it was". Willie, giving up, tells the caretaker, "OK, I'll come back tomorrow morning". Suddenly, he hears the heartbeat again. He exclaims, "Listen! The sound! Don't you hear it?" The caretaker replies, "No, I don't hear a thing". Willie says, "I heard it once before. Sounds like a heartbeat. You really can't hear it?" The caretaker replies, "No, I don't hear anything". The sound suddenly stops. Willie notes, "It's stopped now". The caretaker tells him, "There wasn't any sound. Your ears were playing tricks on you. Now go, please". Willie replies, "OK. Goodnight" and leaves. The caretaker checks the gate to see if it's securely locked and, seeing that it is, leaves. The sound of a heart beating starts again...

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Episode 210
(COL 1/DISK 1 #1)

Tape Date: April 13, 1967
Air Date: April 17, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
1
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Tim Gordon as Barnabas Collins' hand

My name is Victoria Winters. There are no limits to the things some men will do. They sink to the bottomless depths of corruption, they will desecrate sacred ground, and violate that which should remain sealed forever.

Purchase Dark Shadows Collection 1 from AmazonWillie Loomis returns to Collinwood and starts up the stairs. Jason McGuire comes into the foyer and asks, "Willie! Where are you going!" Jason tells him, "Wait a minute! Come down here! I want to talk to you! Where have you been?" Willie replies, "Out". Jason, angry at this answer, growls, "Don't give me an answer like that! What are you up to? I've seen you like quiet and cagey like this before. You're up to something, and I want to know what it is!" Willie claims he isn't up to anything. Jason presses him on this but Willie insists he isn't up to anything. Jason tells Willie, "Liz has got the money. I saw a man from the company bring an envelope up here for her. I want you to go up to your room and start packing right now!". Willie goes upstairs. The drawing room doors open. Elizabeth asks Jason to come in. He does. She gives him an envelope full of money and tells him, "Tell your friend to leave right now!"

Willie, however, is not packing. He has left the house and gone to the tool shed and is putting tools into a carrying bag.

Willie goes to the Eagle Hill Cemetery and goes to the Collins mausoleum.

The clock in the foyer reads 11:00 p.m. Elizabeth is alone in the drawing room. Vicky goes into the drawing room and remarks, "Quiet here tonight". Elizabeth replies, "Yes. Carolyn's out again. She's been out a lot lately". Vicky complains, "That's because she's afraid of Willie Loomis. Mrs. Stoddard, I'm afraid of him too! How much longer are we going to have to put up with him?" Elizabeth assures her, "I've taken action. He's going to be leaving soon". Vicky remarks, "He's been acting strangely lately. He's developed quite an interest in the Collins Family. I've seen him staring at the portrait in the foyer a lot. I think he was particularly interested in the jewelry that man is wearing" Elizabeth, puzzled, asks, "Why would he be interested in jewels that exist only in a painting?"

Using some of the tools he's "borrowed" from Collinwood, he breaks open the lock on the gate and goes in. Inside, he finds three stone sarcophagi. He reads the plaque on the leftmost one. It reads, "Joshua Collins, 1755-1830" He then looks at the one in the middle. It reads, "Naomi Collins, 1761-1821". This being the one he wants, he tries to lift the stone lid of the middle sarcophagus but finds he cannot budge it. He then goes to the bag, takes out a crowbar and tries to pry open the lid, but again cannot budge it. Frustrated, he sits down on the rightmost sarcophagus and lights up a cigarette, smokes and ponders the situation. Suddenly, he gets an idea and his face lights up. Putting the cigarette down on the sarcophagus lid, he goes to his bag of tools and takes out a block and tackle set. he attaches one end to a ring on top of the middle sarcophagus, and prepares to anchor the pulley to a ring in the mouth of an ornamental metal lion's head attached to the wall above the plaque reading "Naomi Collins". Suddenly, the heartbeat sound starts again. Willie, terrified drops the pulley and runs to the gate.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth asks Jason, "Well, is he gone?" Jason replies, "He said he was going up to pack". Elizabeth asks, "Was he satisfied with the money?" Jason replies, "Well, he will be". Elizabeth asks, "Will be?" Jason admits, "I haven't found him yet". Elizabeth angrily tells him, "I paid your price and I want my money's worth!" She demands, "Take care of this and take care of this quickly!"

The heartbeat sound stops and Willie goes back to the pulley. He attaches it to the ring in the wall and, grabbing the other end of the rope, starts to pull. But to Willie's great surprise, instead of the sarcophagus lid moving, the ring in the lion's mouth pulls out, attached to a wire, and the section of the wall under the lion's head opens in like a door. Willie shines his flashlight into the secret room revealed. A look of shock crosses his face, and he grabs his head, his mouth open in surprise. The heartbeat sounds starts again, but Willie doesn't seem to care. He goes into the secret room. Inside is a coffin, its lid secured by three chains. Willie goes and checks the chains and finds that each is secured with a heavy padlock. Willie is ecstatic, thinking he must have found the secret hiding place of the Collins Family Jewels. Thinking the coffin must be full of jewels, he goes back out to get some tools from his bag. When he comes back in, he starts to break open the locks.

Jason runs into Vicky. He remarks, "Soon my poor misunderstood friend will gone, and everything will be back to normal". Vicky replies, "He's left already. I saw him from the window. He was going away, carrying his things with him". Jason, puzzled, asks, "You saw him? Carrying things? But his things are still upstairs. And he wouldn't have left without...", patting the envelope full of money in his pocket. He does not finish his sentence.

Willie breaks open the last padlock. Using a crowbar, he breaks the lock on the coffin, then strains to open the coffin lid. As he is opening the coffin, he looks inside. A look of pure terror crosses his face. He tries to scream, but all that comes out is a wobbly, "AHHHHH". A left hand, wearing an onyx ring and dressed in a frilly shirtsleeve of the type that was in fashion a couple of hundred years ago reaches out from inside the coffin and grabs Willie by the throat...

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Episode 211
(Kinescope)
(COL 1/DISK 1 #2)

Tape Date: April 14, 1967
Air Date: April 18, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
2
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Daniel F. Keyes as Caretaker
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire

My name is Victoria Winters. The dawn will soon come to Collinwood and bring with it the unresolved troubles of another day. A man... a frightening and violent man has disappeared, but the fears he created have not disappeared with him. Wherever he is, some violence is surely taking place.

It is the next morning in the foyer at Collinwood. Jason tells Elizabeth, "I've looked all over for Willie. I have no idea where he is. Maybe he's already left", but Elizabeth doesn't believe it, "No, his things and the money are still here. I CAN see him leaving without saying Goodbye, but I can't believe he would leave without the money!" She demands, "Find him and take care of it!" Jason whines, "But I can't. I don't know where he is!" Mrs. Johnson comes into the foyer and asks, "I was going to make up Mr. Loomis' room like you asked. You told me he had left, but his things are still there". Elizabeth tells her, "Make up the room later in the day". She turns to Jason and sternly tells him, "Tell me when he's gone" and leaves. Mrs. Johnson remarks to Jason, "I don't think your friend is planning to leave." Jason asks, "Why do you say that?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I saw him going into the tool shed last night. He must have needed some tools for some reason". Jason asks, "Would you happen to know what?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No. You're friends a strange man. When you talk to him, you can tells he's thinking something, but you never know what. I thought you might know what he was doing. After all, you know him quite well". Jason replies, "No, this time I don't". Mrs. Johnson surprises Jason by telling him, "You know, in a way, I'm sorry to see your friend go. Lately, we've gotten to talking a lot." Jason asks, "About what?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "About the Collins Family, the ones that are dead". She points to the portrait of Barnabas and remarks, "One of his favorite subjects was the young man in that portrait. For some reason, he seemed real sorry to hear that that man moved to England and died there". She continues, "You know what I think he was really interested - pity to say this - I think he was really interested in the jewels that man is wearing". Jason asks, "Anything else you talked to him about?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "We talked about all the Collins Family Legends. He seemed especially interested in the legend of Naomi Collins. She was reputed to have had her jewels buried with her". Jason asks, "Mrs. Johnson, where was this Naomi Collins buried?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Funny, your friend asked me the exact same question. She's buried in that little commentary five miles north of here, Eagle Hill Cemetery". Jason, appearing to suspect something, puts on his coat and leaves.

At Eagle Hill Cemetery, the caretaker finds the gate to the Collins Family mausoleum open. He remarks "Someone's been in here!" He goes in. The secret door has been closed, and Willie's bag of tools are gone. Nothing seems to be amiss, but the caretaker nevertheless exclaims, "Something's in here right now! Evil! I can feel it in the air! I know you're here!"

Jason arrives at the cemetery and starts looking around at the tombstones. He is only about 50 feet from the mausoleum. The caretaker comes out of the mausoleum and exclaims, "Go away! Go away! The living don't belong here!" Jason tells him, "I was looking for a friend of mine. A young man". The caretaker replies, "I should never have let him in here! Criminal! He came here to disturb the dead! He claimed to be a Collins coming here to pay his respects, but he was no Collins!" He shows Jason the broken lock on the gate to the mausoleum, telling him, "Your friend did this!" Jason asks, "Did you see him do it?" The caretaker replies, indignantly, "No. If I had seen him doing it, I would have stopped him!" Jason asks, "Who's buried in there?" The caretaker replies, "Joshua Collins, his wife Naomi, and their daughter Sarah. They have another son who's buried in England". Jason, in spite of the caretaker's protests, goes inside the mausoleum. He sees that nothing's amiss. He reads Naomi Collins' plaque and asks, "Is that the Naomi Collins who is supposed to have had all her jewelry buried with her?" The old man replies, "Yes. Strange, that's the same question your friend asked me". Jason tells the caretaker, "You must be mistaken. I don't think it was my friend in here." The caretaker protests, "It must have been. Who else would have broken the lock". Jason tells him, "No, it couldn't have been my friend. There are no signs he was in here." He remarks, cryptically, "My friends not one who would've gotten this far and not finished the job". Suddenly, Jason sees something lying on top of the right sarcophagus. He picks it up and looks at it. It's the butt of a filter cigarette . The old man doesn't notice him doing this. Jason and the old man exit the tomb. The caretaker tells Jason, "You must tell your friend never to come here again!" Jason tells him, "Look, I've already told you, he wasn't the one here", but the expression on his face indicates that he knows otherwise...

Jason returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth confronts him in the foyer and asks, "You STILL haven't found him?" Jason admits that he hasn't. Mrs. Johnson comes out of the door under the stairs and asks Elizabeth, "How many places should I set for dinner, Ma'am? Is that Willie Loomis still here?" Elizabeth turns to Jason and asks, "Well, is he?" Jason complains, "I'm doing my best!" They both leave the room in anger. Mrs. Johnson notices that Jason has put his coat and overcoat on the table and remarks, irritation in her voice, "Nobody ever hangs up anything in this house!", picks up Jason's things and goes and hangs them up on the coat rack near the door. There is are three knocks at the door. Mrs. Johnson opens the door. A man, whose face we do not see, asks, "I'd like to see Mrs. Stoddard if you'll be so kind". Mrs. Johnson just stands there, a look of incredulity on her face. The man asks, "This IS Collinwood, isn't it, and Mrs. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard does live here, doesn't she?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes". The man tells her, "Well, would you be so good as to tell her her cousin is calling and is coming to pay his respects". Mrs. Johnson asks, "Cousin?" The man replies, "Yes, from England". Mrs. Johnson, still looking rather stunned, replies, haltingly, "Oh, yes... England... I'll go and tells Mrs. Stoddard". She motions for the man to come in, then starts up the stairs. The man turns and looks at the portrait of Barnabas Collins for a few seconds, then turns back, and we see why Mrs. Johnson looks so shocked. He is the spitting image of the man in the portrait. The man adds, "Oh, yes. Would you be so kind as to tell her it's Barnabas Collins..."

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Episode 212
(COL 1/DISK 1 #3)

Tape Date: April 15, 1967
Air Date: April 19, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
3
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Night is drawing nearer and nearer to Collinwood. The man who disappeared into another night has not been found, but out of the falling dusk another man has come. A stranger who is not a stranger. A man with a face long familiar to those who live at Collinwood... a man who has come a great distance, but who still bears deep within him a soul shaped by the far country from which he came.

Elizabeth comes down, takes a look at Barnabas and exclaims, "I don't believe it! It IS Barnabas!" Barnabas replies, "And you are Cousin Elizabeth". Elizabeth continues, "It's uncanny!" Barnabas asks, "I beg your pardon?" Elizabeth points out the portrait and asks, "That portrait over there, have you seen it?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. It's extraordinary, isn't it?" Elizabeth tells him, "Excuse me for staring, but I'd think I were looking at a..." She pauses. Barnabas finishes her sentence for her, "A ghost? The Collins have always had a persistent strain". Elizabeth, now seeming to have recovered from her initial shock, tells the visitor, "Welcome to Collinwood". Barnabas replies, "Thank you, cousin", takes her hand and kisses it. On his hand is an onyx ring that looks just like the one in the portrait. Elizabeth asks, "Excuse my curiosity, but I was under the impression that the man in the portrait, the son of Joshua and Naomi, died a few years after he arrived in England". Barnabas replies, "Yes, but before he did, he married and had a son. That was my great, great grandfather". Elizabeth tells him, "I'm surprised. It's not in the family histories". Barnabas explains, "You must take into consideration how communications were back then. Two branches of a family separated by some distance could lose track of its members very quickly". Elizabeth invites him into the drawing room. Inside, Elizabeth remarks, "So, there's a whole branch of the Collins Family flourishing in England". Barnabas replies, "Flourishing is hardly the word. I'm the last surviving member". Elizabeth asks Barnabas to sit down, then asks, "What brings you here?" Barnabas replies, "I'm only here for a visit, but I might decide to settle down here permanently". Elizabeth tells him, "You must tell me more. Would you like to stay for dinner?" Barnabas replies, "No, I wouldn't want to intrude. Perhaps another time". Elizabeth tells him, "I wish I could ask you to stay here at Collinwood, but we have temporary guests here". Barnabas replies, "I prefer independent dwellings anyway". Elizabeth tells him, "You must come here again and often". Barnabas remarks, "I've always loved Collinwood. It's just as I remember it". Elizabeth asks, "Remember it? But I thought this was your first time here". Barnabas explains, "Yes it is, but I've heard so many stories and seen so many drawings of Collinwood, I feel as if I've been here before. I even know about the old house where our ancestors used to live". He tells Elizabeth, "Now, I apologize for troubling you. My travels have tired me. I have to go and rest".

Vicky and David come down the stairs. David is dressed to go out to play. Vicky warns him, "Make sure you come back in time for dinner tonight. Mrs. Johnson got quite angry when you were late for dinner last night". David retorts, "I don't think she was mad at ME. I think she was mad because Mr. Loomis never showed up at all".

After seeing David off, Vicky goes into the drawing room. Elizabeth introduces her to cousin Barnabas. Barnabas asks Vicky, "Why do you let them call you Vicky when Victoria is such a beautiful name? So beautiful I wouldn't want to lose a syllable of it!", and kisses her hand. Elizabeth remarks to Vicky, "I don't have to tell you he's a Collins". Vicky replies, "No you don't! He looks just like that portrait in the foyer!" Barnabas bows to Vicky and says, "Good Evening, Victoria", excuses himself and leaves. Vicky tells Elizabeth, "What an extraordinary man! He was almost..." She pauses to think of the word, then finishes, "...courtly!" Vicky and Elizabeth then discuss Willie's strange disappearance.

David is playing inside the old house, jumping off the steps from progressively higher steps. He hurts himself and sits on the floor, rubbing his knee. The doors opens. David asks, "Who's there?" A voice answers, "Barnabas". David asks, "Barnabas Collins?" The man replies, "Yes. Do you recognize me?" David replies, "Yes! I've seen your portrait a MILLION times!" Barnabas remarks, "MY portrait? You mean my ancestor's portrait". David asks, "You mean you're not the man in the foyer? You're not a ghost?" Barnabas replies, "No. Do you believe in ghosts?" David replies, "Yes. I talk to them here sometimes". He takes Barnabas to the portrait of Josette Collins and remarks, "Like her. I talk to her a lot. When she comes, the portrait starts to glow and you can smell Jasmine in the air. She's a good ghost. She protects you if you're a Collins". David asks, "Would you like me to show you the old house? There are lots of secret passages upstairs". Barnabas replies, "Yes. I know all about this house. Like I was telling your Aunt, I've been hearing stories about Collinwood since I was a child". David asks, "Even the secret passage to the roof?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. It's a spiral staircase..." David, surprised that he would know even about that one, exclaims, "That's right! You can go up there and get a view of Widow's Hill. I like to go up there a lot. It's especially beautiful at the sunrise. A lot of times I sneak here before sunrise, go up there and watch all the colors change as the sun comes up". Barnabas remarks, "Sunrise..." in a very sad tone of voice. David asks, "What's wrong? You seem sad, as if you'd lost something a long time ago". Barnabas denies it.

David returns to Collinwood and asks, "Is Mr. Loomis back yet?" Elizabeth replies, "No". David remarks, "I thought it was him at the old house, but it turned out to be Barnabas". Elizabeth asks, "Barnabas was at the old house?" David replies, "Yes". Elizabeth wonders, "Why would he want to go to the old house?" David looks at the portrait of Barnabas and remarks, "You know, they don't really look that much alike at all. The man in the picture looks MEAN, but the man at the old house looked more like he was sad, like he'd lost something".

At the old house, Barnabas looks at the portrait of Josette and remarks, "I was a Collins. Why didn't you protect me? Where were you when I was turned into something even my own father loathed? The chains he bound me with have been broken, and now I can continue with my life, whatever that may bring!"

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Episode 213
(COL 1/DISK 1 #4)

Tape Date: April 18, 1967
Air Date: April 20, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
4
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. These are uneasy days at Collinwood, for two mysterious strangers have invaded the privacy of the great house creating doubts and fears in the minds of every member of the Collins family. One of them has disappeared, and that in itself has created an even greater mystery.

Jason comes downstairs into the drawing room and asks Elizabeth, "Liz, was Willie in this house last night?" Elizabeth replies, "No". Jason tells her, "Well, someone was here, either Willie or someone else. All his things, his clothes, his sea bag, are gone from his room. Could he have come in in the middle of the night and taken them?" Elizabeth tells her, "No, that would've been impossible. Every door to the house is locked securely at night". Jason remarks, "Well, Willie has a way of getting past locks". Elizabeth asks, "What about the money?" Jason refuses to give it back to her, saying "I'm holding it for him". They begin to argue. Carolyn comes into the room and asks them what they are arguing about. Elizabeth replies, "Argument? We weren't arguing. You must have been mistaken". Carolyn shouts, "I know. You're really telling me to mind my own business, aren't you?" and runs off, upset.

Joe Haskell and Burke Devlin are at the bar of the Blue Whale. Burke asks Joe, "How's Maggie?" Joe replies, "Never better". Burke remarks, "Is it my imagination or do I smell orange blossoms in the future?" Joe replies, "Could be". Burke offers a toast, "To you and Maggie". Carolyn comes into the bar. Burke asks, "Hello, Carolyn, how are you?", but Carolyn just ignores him. Burke tells Joe, "I suppose I deserved that". Joe replies, "No argument from me". Burke remarks, "Maybe I was a heel. Maybe if I apologized to her. She's a nice kid. I'm
really sorry I hurt her". Joe suggests, "Well, maybe if you told her you were sorry". Burke goes to Carolyn and offers to buy her a drink and tries to apologize to her, but she tells him, "I'm very upset about how things are going at Collinwood and I don't feel like talking to you. Please go away". Burke goes back to the bar and says, "No sale". Joe tells him, "Let me talk to her" and goes to Carolyn's table and sits down. Joe asks Carolyn, "How are you?" Carolyn replies, "Miserable". Joe asks "Why?" Carolyn replies, "Mother, the whole situation at Collinwood". Joe tells her, "If there's ever anything I can do, just ask. We're still friends, remember". Carolyn remarks, "I notice you're quite friendly with Burke right now. Why?" Joe replies, "There's no reason for us to be enemies anymore. There's no reason why you can't be friends with him either". Carolyn remarks, "There are MILLIONS of them!" She then admits, "I'm afraid of talking to him. I know he was using me, but deep down, I hoped he really loved me. I'm afraid of talking to him because I might find out I'm wrong. What do you think?". Joe replies, "I would be the last guy to know the answer to that question. Maybe you should talk to him and find out once and for all. Believe me, it'll be the best thing. Bye, I have to go meet Maggie. Think about what I said". Joe leaves.

Carolyn turns and looks at Burke. She sees Burke looking at her. Carolyn turns away. Burke turns away too. Carolyn thinks for a bit, then goes to the bar and asks Burke, "Hello, Burke. That offer of a drink still open?" Burke replies that it is. He calls, "Bartender!", then orders a couple of drinks. Burke and Carolyn go to her table. The bartender brings the drinks. Burke thanks him, "Thanks, Bob". Carolyn asks, "What shall we drink to?" Burke replies, "Whatever you want". Carolyn toasts, "To old times". Burke apologizes to Carolyn for using her to get at the Collins family. Carolyn is disappointed to find that he just wants to be friends and leaves. Burke offers her a ride, but she refuses, "I'll call a taxi. I feel like being alone".

At Collinwood, Elizabeth explodes, "NO, Jason, I will NOT give you any more money. I've already given you $500". Jason replies, "That was for Willie". Elizabeth asks, "All right, how much do you want to clear out of here for good?" Jason protests, "Now how can you talk to me like that? I was a great help to you 18 years ago". Elizabeth replies, "You've brought me nothing but grief and unhappiness for the last 18 years!" Carolyn, who's just come home and come into the foyer, hears this last sentence. She goes into the drawing room and asks, "You two were arguing again. Don't deny it this time. I heard it clearly!" She demands to know what they were arguing about. Elizabeth admits that they were arguing, but lies, "We were arguing about the night Willie tried to ..." She pauses, then says, "...bother you". Carolyn asks, "That's all?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes". Elizabeth complains that she has a headache and goes up to her room. Carolyn asks, "What were you REALLY talking about? What did she mean when she said that you caused her nothing but grief and unhappiness for the last 18 years? Why 18 years? What happened 18 years ago?" Jason replies, "She didn't mean anything. She just lost her temper". Carolyn replies, "I don't believe you. I think she's afraid of you". Jason asks, "Why should she be?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know, but I intend to find out!" Jason warns, "I wish you would stop asking so many questions. For your mother's sake. You could get her into trouble. You could get her into SERIOUS trouble!".

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Episode 214
(COL 1/DISK 1 #5)

Tape Date: April 17, 1967
Air Date: April 21, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
5
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. There are two great houses at Collinwood. One, alive with the present, the other, slowly decaying, filled with the dead memories of the past.

Vicky goes to the old house to look for David. She calls out "David!", but receives no answer. Suddenly, the front door shuts. Vicky, suspecting David, shouts, "David! I know you did that!" She goes to open the door but finds that she can't. Hearing footsteps, she turns around and sees Barnabas coming down the stairs. He greets her, "Miss Winters". Vicky replies, "Mr. Collins". Barnabas apologizes for startling her. Vicky remarks, "I didn't expect to find you here". Barnabas explains, "I was reliving my ancestor's past". Vicky explains, "The wind shut the door and I can't open it". Barnabas goes and opens it for her, explaining, "There's a technique to it. The door has a tendency to stick". Vicky asks, "How could you know that?" Barnabas replies, "I know everything there is to know about this house, from conversations, letters, journals". Vicky remarks, "It must have been very beautiful once". Barnabas replies, "It's very beautiful now". Vicky asks, "How can you say that? It's falling apart!" Barnabas replies, "This house will never fall apart. It was built to last forever" and compares it to the pyramids. Vicky protests, "Nothing lasts forever". Barnabas corrects himself, "Indefinitely, then. You do know the difference between forever and indefinitely, don't you?" Vicky replies that she does, that indefinitely doesn't mean forever, just with no definite end time. Barnabas tells her about the building of the house, "The foundation was made from rocks left by the glaciers tens of thousands of years ago, the beams were made from wood from ancient forests, that chandelier was imported from France, the bricks were imported from Holland, the wallpaper was painted by a Belgian artist, the parquet floor was made by an Italian craftsman, the moldings, the effort of a Spanish craftsman. It was a house to be envied by a prince". He voice then saddens, and he tells her, "In spite of this, there was never any real happiness in this house, never any real love. The beautiful exterior belied the hatred in this room. This room saw much hatred, it saw the members of the family devour each other. On this staircase, a father hurled words at a son, words that would lead to the death of the son". He laughs strangely. Vicky remarks, "There's one difference between this house and the pyramids. This house wasn't built to be a tomb". Barnabas echoes, "Yes, it wasn't BUILT to be a tomb" in a strange tone of voice.

Roger returns to Collinwood. In the foyer, Carolyn asks him how his trip was. Roger replies, "Same as always. New England Chowder and Indian pudding. I got the recipe for the Indian pudding for Mrs. Johnson, not that I think it'll really help". Roger asks, "How's your mother?" Carolyn replies, "Physically, she's OK, but there is something bothering her, and I'm sure it has something to do with Jason McGuire". She brings him up to date, telling him Willie seems to have left. Roger quips, "Maybe he got an invitation from the ...of Monte Carlo, or maybe he just got tired of Mrs. Johnson's famous boiled dinners". Carolyn tells Roger, "Oh yes, there's a new Collins in town, a Barnabas Collins". Roger asks, "Barnabas Collin? The only Barnabas Collins I've ever heard of is the one in the portrait in the foyer". Carolyn explains, "He's descended from that one".

Barnabas and Vicky come in through the front door into the foyer. Barnabas tells Vicky, "I'm glad you invited me up here". They go into the drawing room. Barnabas tells Roger, "Glad to see that the family is flourishing here. In England, I'm all that's left". Roger remarks, "We're all alive here". Barnabas replies, "It's that aliveness that interests me".

Roger takes Barnabas into the study to talk, leaving Vicky and Carolyn in the foyer. Carolyn asks Vicky, "Like him?" Vicky replies, "Yes, but there's something odd about him. The way he talks. The words he chooses. It's almost as if they have another meaning, as if he were really talking to himself. It's strange how much he knew about the old house. You know how the front door there tends to stick? He knew how to open it right away, as if he'd done it a hundred times before".

Roger and Barnabas are in the study. Roger explains to Barnabas, "This is where Joshua Collins used to conduct most of his business". Roger asks Barnabas what he'd like a drink. Barnabas replies, "Sherry". Roger takes a bottle of sherry out. Barnabas remarks, "Amontillado, I see". Roger replies, "Yes. It's always been a great family favorite. Jeremiah drank it frequently". Barnabas tells him, "Yes, I know. I understand Jeremiah Collins owned some vineyards in Spain, near Malaga". Roger replies, "Yes. In fact they stayed in the family long after Jeremiah's death. I think the family didn't finally sell them until a little after World War II". Roger pours two drinks and they drink a toast to the Collins Family. Roger, seeing the ring on Barnabas's finger, remarks, "That ring! I've seen it before! It's unmistakable! It's in that portrait of Barnabas Collins in the foyer. He's wearing the exact same ring! Handed down to you, was it?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. Handed down". Roger asks, "May I ask you why you came here?" Barnabas replies, "Europe was a lonely place for me. When you're as wealthy as me, it's hard to make real friends. So I came to a place where I could find family and, hopefully, friends". He adds that he also came to do business, and asks Roger about investment possibilities. Roger replies, "Well, I'm not the best investment counselor in the area, but I think I can get you pointed in the right direction". Barnabas asks, "Are there any shipyards in the area?" Roger tells him, "There's one, but I don't think they've built many ships of late". Barnabas remarks, "Maybe I could change that". Roger says, "If that's your line". Barnabas replies, "Yes, as it was with the original Barnabas Collins".

Roger takes Barnabas out into the foyer. Vicky and Carolyn are there. Barnabas remarks, "The old Collins Family was not known for their friendliness. The new one is friendly indeed".

After Barnabas leaves, Carolyn asks Roger, "Well, Uncle Roger, you spent most of the time with him. What do you think of him?" Roger replies that he thinks Barnabas is a very nice man. He gestures at the portrait of the original Barnabas and remarks, "Did you notice it, the ring. He was wearing the very same ring!". Vicky looks at the portrait and exclaims, "The portrait! The resemblance is amazing!" Carolyn remarks, "It's more than just a resemblance. It's almost as if this were actually a painting of HIM!".

Outside, amid the sound of dogs howling, Barnabas stares at the house...

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Episode 215
(COL 1/DISK 1 #6)

Tape Date: April 19, 1967
Air Date: April 24, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
6
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. Violent intent has many consequences as those discover who commit themselves to carry out such intentions. This man is prepared to do just that.

Burke Devlin goes to the Blue Whale. He sees Maggie sitting alone at a table. He goes to her and asks, "Mind if I join you?" She replies, "Sure. Go ahead". He sits down and asks, "Where's Joe?" She replies, "I wish I knew". Burke jokes, "You've got to tell him to get a watch. That sundial of his doesn't work at night!" Maggie tells Burke, "You did something we all appreciate. It was very effective. That's the only way to handle someone like Willie". Burke remarks, "That's why I came here, to see how effective I was". Jason comes into the Blue Whale. Maggie tells Burke, "I think you're about to find out just how effective you were. Jason McGuire's just come in".

Jason goes to the bar. Burke goes to him. He asks about Willie, saying, "I haven't seen him around for awhile. Is he gone?". Jason replies, "If I told you he was, you probably wouldn't believe me, would you?" Burke replies, "No, I probably wouldn't". Jason asks, "Then what's the point of asking me?", then admits, "I have no idea where he is". Burke warns him, "If he comes back here, there'll be trouble. From me!"

Burke goes back to Maggie's table and tells her, "No one seems to know where Willie is". Joe finally arrives and sits down at the table. He apologizes to Maggie for being late. Maggie asks Joe, "What's wrong? You looked depressed". Joe explains, "I been visiting an Uncle who owns a farm a few miles outside of town. He's been looking all day for a missing calf. I was helping him. It was very strange. There were no break in the fences for it to have gotten out. This was a very special calf. My uncle kept it in a special place, but this morning, it was gone. There were no tracks to indicate that it was stolen, nothing. Finally, we found the calf, just a little while ago. It was on the other side of town. It was dead. My uncle had a vet take a look at it. It wasn't injured in any way, but it had died of a loss of blood. There wasn't a drop of blood in the entire body. The strange thing, there wasn't a trace of blood around the body either. It's like someone drained all the blood from it somewhere else and dumped the body there. The vet said the blood was extracted through two puncture marks in the neck. Now who would drain all the blood from a calf and dispose of the most valuable part?"

Willie comes into the Blue Whale. Maggie says, "Burke..." Burke looks and sees Willie at the bar. He can't believe it. He does a double take and exclaims, "It's him!" Joe remarks, "Some people never learn." Burke remarks," I guess I'll just have to repeat the lesson!" He goes to the bar and says loudly, "Loomis!" Willie doesn't respond. Burke shouts, "Loomis!" Willie turns and asks, "What is it?" Burke tells him, "It took a lot of nerve for you to come back here!" He reminds him he ordered him to leave town. Willie promises, "I won't cause any trouble. I'm sorry about what happened last time". Noticing that Willie is acting strangely, his voice trembling, Burke asks, "Loomis? Are you all right? We got pretty rough last time. You're not hurt, are you?" Willie replies, "No". Burke asks, "What's the matter then?" Willie replies, "Nothing". Burke tells Willie, "I notice you haven't touched your drink. Why don't you have a drink?" Willie tries to, but his hand trembles so much he can only manage to raise the glass about halfway to his mouth. He gives up and puts it back down on the table. Burke asks, "What's wrong, Willie?", but Willie begs, "Leave me alone! Please!" Burke replies, "Sure" and leaves.

Burke goes to a table where Jason is sitting, points out Willie to him and tells him, "Your pal's in bad shape. Something's wrong with him, something very strange!" Jason asks, "What do you mean?" Burke replies, "His whole personality's different. He's shaking like a leaf." Jason remarks, "Willie? Shaking!?" Burke theorizes, "Maybe he hurt himself badly when I knocked him down". Jason replies, "No, he was the same old self the day after the fight". Burke tells him, "Well, he's not the same old self now. Take a look for yourself". Jason replies, "I will" and goes to Willie.

Jason asks Willie, "You in trouble?" Willie replies, "No". Jason asks, "What's the matter?", but Willie just replies, "I don't want to talk about it!" Jason tells Willie, "I happen to know you went to the cemetery". Willie exclaims, "NO!" Jason continues, "I know you were there. You have a bad habit of leaving cigarette butts on the edge of things". Jason notes that the cigarette is Willie's Brand, a "fancy foreign" cigarette not sold locally. Willie still denies he had gone to the cemetery. Jason tells him, "I know what you're planning to do. You were asking a lot of questions about the Collins Family. You're planning to rob a grave, aren't you? Well, you'd better not!" He tells him he has $500 and will give it to him if he leaves town. Willie refuses, saying, "I don't want it. I'll be staying here".

Burke wonders what happened to Willie, but Joe doesn't appear to be listening. All he can talk about is, "I just keep thinking about that calf, lying there with all it's blood drained..."

Jason notices that there are bloodstains on Willie's sleeve. He asks, "Willie. There are specks of blood on you sleeve!" He reaches out to investigate, but Willie grabs his wrist and won't let him. Jason asks, "Willie! Why are there specks of blood on your wrist?"

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Episode 216
(COL 1/DISK 1 #7)

Tape Date: April 20, 1967
Air Date: April 25, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
7
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Bob O'Connell as Bob Rooney

My name is Victoria Winters. A deceptive calm hovers over Collinwood, for a man of great violence appears to be no longer violent. Yet fear and suspicion still persist. The false quiet may predict a new rush of destruction, the false calm may disguise the presence of an even greater violence, and the sinister stillness may obscure an unmentionable evil.

Willie doesn't say anything. Jason tells him, "I'm waiting for an answer, Willie!". Willie lies that it isn't blood, but Jason tells him, "I know blood when I see it" and asks, "You were in a fight, weren't you, Willie?" Willie tries to leave, but Jason grabs him and refuses to let him. He tells him, "Look at it and tell me that's not blood, Willie!" Willie whines, "Please, I don't want to look at it! Don't make me look at it!" Jason tells Willie, "You're in trouble, aren't you, Willie?" He volunteers to help him, but Willie just tells him, "Leave me alone!" Burke comes up and asks, "Your friend sick or what?" Jason tells Burke he's going to take Willie back to Collinwood. Burke suggests that he take him to a hospital instead.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Carolyn are arguing. Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "It's too late for you to go out!" She tells Carolyn that she knows why she's still going out all the time, that she knows she's still afraid Willie will come back. She assures her Willie is gone forever. Carolyn replies, "But you're not absolutely sure of that!" The front doors open. It is Jason and Willie. Jason tells Elizabeth, "You don't have to worry. Willie just came here to apologize". Willie apologizes. Elizabeth remarks, "I'm not impressed by this act". Jason insists that Willie is sincere. Carolyn is suspicious. She tells Elizabeth, "Now we've heard the tender pitch. I wonder what's next." Jason asks to talk to Elizabeth in private. Carolyn remarks, "You'll be sorry".

With Elizabeth and Jason inside, Carolyn tells Willie she doesn't believe his apology. Willie tells her, "I did mean it" and apologizes to her again. Carolyn is surprised at the sincerity of his apology and asks, "Are you all right?" Willie tells her he is. Carolyn leaves. Willie glances at the portrait of Barnabas.

 

Inside the drawing room, Elizabeth exclaims, "What difference does it make if I believe him or not? All right, thank Willie for his apology, and tell him I wish him a happy journey."

In the foyer, Willie cowers, eyes averted, trying not to look at the picture. But he can't help himself. He takes a look at it and screams, "AHHHHH!"

Inside the drawing room, Jason and Elizabeth hear Willie screaming. They go out into the foyer and find Willie lying on the floor, unconscious.

Willie awakens and finds himself in bed, Jason standing above him. He asks where he is. Jason tells him, "In your room at Collinwood". Jason asks, "What happened? Are you all right? I'm sure Liz will change her mind and let you stay here now". Willie exclaims, "No! I can't stay here!" Jason tells him, "Quiet! I'll go down and talk to Liz". Willie tells him, "Tell her I apologize. Tell her I'm sorry". Jason remarks, "You really ARE sick, aren't you?"

Jason tells Elizabeth that Willie is very sick and will have to stay at Collinwood for until he recovers. Elizabeth tells Jason, "I knew it was leading to this!" She tells Jason she's dubious. Jason tells her, "The boy is too sick to leave. If you don't believe me, call a doctor". Elizabeth still refuses to believe it's anything more than a trick. Jason remarks, "Elizabeth, just because someone did something in the past doesn't necessarily mean they're always going to be bad. After all, I've never thought of you as being nothing more than a criminal! Now my friend, can he stay?" Elizabeth reluctantly replies, "He may stay".

Elizabeth tries to explain to Carolyn about Willie's staying. To her surprise, Carolyn replies, "I understand. I don't think there's anything else you can do. You can't throw a sick man out onto the streets. I thought there was something wrong with him when he was apologizing". She tells Elizabeth that Willie acted even sicker when she and Jason were in the drawing room. She tells her, "He seemed numb and in pain at the same time. Not physically, but mentally, spiritually. I think something strange has happened to him, something very, very strange."

Jason goes up to Willie and tells him, "I've talked to Liz. She's going to let you stay here as long as it takes you to get better." Willie again says, "I don't want to stay here!" Jason takes Willie's jacket off so he can rest better. He notices that Willie's right wrist is bandaged and remarks, "You're hurt!" Willie refuses to talk about it. Jason asks, "What happened? Was it a knife fight? You probably fainted from loss of blood." Willie reacts strangely to the word "blood", exclaiming, "Blood?!" Jason reaches out for Willie's wrist, but Willie pulls away, exclaiming, "No one touches it! No one! Stay away! You stay away from me!"

 

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Episode 217
(COL 1/DISK 1 #8)

Tape Date: April 21, 1967
Air Date: April 26, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
8
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. It is late afternoon at Collinwood, and lengthening afternoon shadows are beginning to creep across the walls of the great house. For one man, a man who has been struck down by a mysterious illness, there is terror in the coming nightfall, danger in the lengthening shadows, and his heart is numbed by fear.

It is now late afternoon. Willie awakens and asks Jason, who's in his room with him, "What time is it?" Jason replies, "A few minutes to four". Willie shouts, "I've got to get outta here!", but Jason tells him, "You can't. You're too sick to go anywhere! You need to rest. I've got to get you a doctor." Willie shouts, "NO! I don't need a doctor!" Jason retorts, "Yes you do. What happened to your right wrist?" Willie insists, "Nothing!", but Jason grabs his arm and takes the bandages off. He is surprised to find only a small wound and remarks, "You're right. It is nothing, only a little scratch". He takes a closer look at the arm then remarks, "Your arm, Willie. It's strange. I don't see any veins. And the color. It's gray. It looks almost like your arm has been drained of all it's blood". Willie asks, "Drained of blood?!" Jason replies, "I mean it looks like you've lost a lot of blood. But how could you have through this little scratch?" Willie explains, "I got into a bar fight. The other guy had a razor. The wound wasn't that big, but it bled a lot". Jason asks, "Are you telling me the truth?" Willie insists that he is, then loses consciousness.

Carolyn tells Vicky that Willie is going to be staying at Collinwood again, explaining that he's sick. Vicky tells Carolyn, "I don't like the idea of Willie staying here again, even if he is sick". Carolyn replies, "Me either. In fact, I'm more afraid of him now than I was before". Vicky asks, "What do you mean?" Carolyn tells her, "It almost seems like it isn't Willie now. It almost seems like he's a completely different person, quiet, passive. I know it sounds crazy". Jason comes downstairs. Carolyn asks, "How's Willie?" Jason replies, "He came to for a few minutes, but went to sleep again". He asks Vicky, "Could you do me a favor? Could you asks Mrs. Johnson to prepare a tray for Willie? He's very weak. He might need some nourishment when he wakes up". Vicky leaves to do so. Carolyn asks Jason, "Can we talk?" They go into the drawing room.

 

In the drawing room, Carolyn asks Jason, "Where did Willie go while he was away from Collinwood?" Jason replies, "I don't know". She asks, "What did you mean when you told me not to ask too many questions or I'd get my mother into trouble?" Jason refuses to tell her, saying only, "I'm a friend of your mother's. I'm just trying to protect her. I'd like to be your friend too, if you'd let me". Carolyn replies, "I don't believe you. I know Mother's in some kind of trouble and you're the cause of it!". Jason remarks, "Sorry you believe that".

Upstairs, Willie is tossing and turning in bed. He moans, "It can't get dark again! Please don't let it get dark again! Don't let it happen again. I'm scared! I'm scared!" Vicky comes into the room carrying a tray. Willie cries out, "Who's there?" Vicky replies, "It's Vicky". Willie says, "Oh, Vicky. What do you want?" Vicky tells him, "I have a tray for you. Mrs. Johnson made some dinner for you". Willie, in an alarmed tone of voice, exclaims, "Dinner?! It's time for dinner?!" Vicky replies, "Almost". Willie asks, "Is it dark out yet?" Vicky peeks through the curtains, looks out the window and tells him, "It's starting to get a little dark out". Willie asks, "But there's still some light?" Vicky replies, "Yes". Willie exclaims, "Then there's still time!" Vicky asks, "Time for what?" Willie replies, "Nothing". Vicky puts the tray down on the table by the bed and tells Willie, "I'll leave the tray right here". Willie explodes, "OK. Now get out!", then immediately apologizes to Vicky for shouting at her. He tells her, "Just go, please". Vicky replies, "All right" and leaves. Willie gets out of bed and goes to put on his jacket. He looks at his bandaged right wrist and a look of fear comes across his face. He puts on his coat. Jason comes in and asks, "What are you doing up? Where are you going?" Willie replies, "I've got to get out of this house! They don't like me. They don't want me here. I've got to leave!" Jason replies, "Now I'm not going to argue. You're too sick to leave!" He takes Willie's coat off and puts him back to bed. He asks, "Why don't you tell me what's wrong?", but Willie insists, "Nothing's wrong". Jason tells Willie, "I'm going to take care of you whether you like it or not". After a few minutes, Willie falls asleep and Jason leaves.

As soon as Jason leaves, Willie, who's been feigning sleep, opens his eyes. He gets out of bed, opens the window, looks out and exclaims, "OH! It's too late! It's dark! It's too late! It's too late!" He hears the sound of a heartbeat, and says, "It's calling me! I hear, and I'm coming".  Willie sneaks out of his room and goes downstairs. He's so weak, he nearly falls down the stairs, but manages to make it down to the foyer. He looks at the portrait of Barnabas and hears the heartbeat again. Jason comes into the foyer and sees Willie. He exclaims, "Willie!" and grabs him. Willie shouts, "Let me go! Let me go!", but Jason refuses to let him go, saying, "Not until you do some explaining. Where are you going that's so important?" Willie wails, "I just have to leave! Please let me go!" Jason refuses, saying, "You're not going anywhere buy back to bed. You're so weak you can hardly stand". He starts to drag Willie back upstairs. At first Willie seems compliant, but suddenly, he pulls free of Jason's grasp, runs back downstairs, opens the front door and runs out. The sound of a car starting and leaving is heard. Jason grabs his coat from the coat rack, runs outside, and the sound of a second car starting and leaving is heard. Willie goes to Eagle Hill Cemetery and goes to the Collins Family Mausoleum. Seconds later, the sound of a car stopping is heard. Jason comes running into the cemetery. In the tomb, Willie pulls the ring in the lion's mouth. The door opens, and the sound of a heart beating starts. Willie goes into the secret room and closes the secret door behind him. Jason goes into the mausoleum. All is quiet. Looking around but finding nothing, he leaves. As soon as he is gone, the sound of a heart beating starts again.

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Episode 218
(COL 1/DISK 1 #9)

Tape Date: April 23, 1967
Air Date: April 27, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
9
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. There are those who walk the path of darkness, a path that can never be lighted by good because evil hides itself too well in the night, choosing the moment that it will reveal its horrors.

A few minutes after Jason exits the tomb, Barnabas comes walking out of it too...

At Collinwood, Roger is talking on the phone in the drawing room. In a puzzled tone of voice, he asks, "Are you sure? Would you mind checking again?" After he hangs up, he tells Elizabeth, "Well, that's strange. I tried reaching Barnabas at the Collinsport Inn, but they say he's not staying there." He adds, "Anywhere else would be a flophouse. There's not another decent hotel for a thousand miles". Elizabeth suggests, "Maybe he's staying with friends". Roger suggests to Elizabeth that they let him stay at Collinwood. Elizabeth replies that she doesn't think that would be such a good idea with Jason and Willie here. Roger, somewhat angry, remarks, "I don't see why you let those two sea dogs stay here but not a member of the family!" Elizabeth tells him, "I get the feeling from talking to him that Barnabas wouldn't accept anyway". There's a knock at the front door. Roger goes to answer. It's Barnabas. Roger remarks, "Elizabeth and I were just discussing you. I tried reaching you at the Collinsport Inn but they said you weren't staying there. We were wondering where you were staying". Roger takes Barnabas into the drawing room then asks, "We were just wondering about your accommodations. We were thinking you might like to stay here". Barnabas thanks them but declines then says, "I have a counterproposal. There's something I'd really like to do. I'd like to move into the old house". Roger and Elizabeth are puzzled. Roger exclaims, "But it's inhabitable! It's in a state of decay!" Barnabas replies, "It's not in a state of decay. Disuse, maybe, but not decay". Elizabeth asks, "But why do you want to live there?" Barnabas explains, "That house has been on my mind for many years. I know every inch of it! I was brought up with that house as the background for the stories of our family I heard. I saw my family die away until I was the last one of that branch that lived in that old house". Elizabeth asks something which has been on her mind, "I had the impression that the original Barnabas died in England without having married". Barnabas replies, "I can assure you that I'm the product of a proper union. Communications very very bad in those days". Roger asks Barnabas, "But the old house is dreary and moldy. There's no electricity there". Barnabas replies, "I don't need electricity". Roger adds, "But it's filthy there". Barnabas replies, "I'll have it cleaned up". He adds, "I can assure you I'll bear any costs there may be to make it livable. And of course, I'll pay whatever rent you consider reasonable". Roger replies, "We wouldn't think of charging you any rent! But wouldn't it be better for you to stay here in the main house?" Barnabas insists he'd prefer to stay at the old house. Elizabeth tells him, "I'm worried that the old house might not be safe to live in. I'll have to think about it for a few days." She promises Barnabas that she'll let him know and leaves the room. Barnabas asks Roger to try to convince Elizabeth to let him live in the old house.

Jason McGuire is in the study pouring himself a drink. Elizabeth come in and asks, "Where is Willie? Mrs. Johnson went into his room to get his tray and found he wasn't there!" Jason replies, "He went out". Elizabeth remarks, "I thought he was too sick to move". Jason replies, "He is. I tried to stop him from going, but he's a headstrong young man..." Elizabeth tells him, "If he's strong enough to go out of the house, he's strong enough to leave permanently!" Jason insists that Willie is too sick to go. Elizabeth asks, "Why don't you call a doctor, then?" Jason replies, "Willie doesn't want a doctor". Elizabeth exasperatedly announces, "I want him out of here! I'm going to put an end to this right now!" Jason retorts, "Now you don't want to do that. The only end there is for us involves the police..."

Roger and Barnabas walk out into the foyer. Roger promises Barnabas he'll try to convince Elizabeth to let him live in the old house. Barnabas asks, "Oh yes. About that shipyard I was interested in buying. I'd like the address of the owner, if that's possible". Roger replies, "Give me a minute. I'll get it for you" and leaves the foyer. Barnabas looks around the foyer. Jason comes out of the door under the stairs
into the foyer. He sees Barnabas and says, "Hello". Barnabas replies, "Hello". Jason asks, "Haven't I seen you somewhere before?" Barnabas replies, "Never". Jason continues, "I'm sure I've seen you somewhere before". Barnabas insists that that's impossible. Jason explains, "I'm a friend of the family". Barnabas asks, "Are you enjoying your stay here?" Jason replies, "Indeed I am. This is a marvelous old house". He thinks for a bit then asks, "How did you know I was staying here?" Barnabas replies, "Someone must have mentioned it to me". Jason once again remarks, "I wish I could place you. I'm sure I've seen you before". Barnabas gestures toward the portrait and tells him, "This is what you must have seen. It's my ancestor". Jason exclaims, "Of course! The resemblance is amazing!" He adds, "I've heard stories about him". Barnabas asks, "What kind of stories?" Jason replies, "That he had every piece of jewelry he ever owned buried with him. Now, wouldn't that encourage grave robbers? Isn't it possible that this unfortunate fellow's grave might have had a few unwelcome visitors?" Barnabas replies, "I can assure you that anyone trying to find his grave around here would be very disappointed. He was buried in England. And I assure you, his jewelry was properly disposed of. Why are you so interested?" Jason replies, "Let's just say I hate to see crime encouraged".

Roger tells Elizabeth, "Barnabas is gone. I found your friend Jason McGuire working on him. I suppose he's interested in anyone who looks like he has money". He remarks, "Barnabas is an interesting man. What do you think of his proposal? He's so steeped in family history, staying in the house where his forefathers lived would be quite a thrill for him". Elizabeth replies, "I'm not ready to make a decision yet". Roger replies, "I'll call him tomorrow morning and tell him.", then suddenly realizes something and remarks, "You know, I still don't have his number. I meant to ask him, but I still don't know where he's staying".

At Eagle Hill cemetery, Barnabas goes back into the Collins family tomb...

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Episode 219
(COL 1/DISK 1 #10)

Tape Date: April 24, 1967
Air Date: April 28, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
10
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Richard Woods as Dave Woodard
Dana Elcar as Sheriff George Patterson

My name is Victoria Winters. A dawn obscured by mists from the sea, slowly creeps toward Collinwood, and through the morning mists, a man emerges from the darkest pit the night can know. But the peace he looks for will not come with the day, for through the mists into the morning, he brings with him the torment of the night.

The clock in the foyer reads 5:00. Willie comes into the foyer through the door under the stairs, apparently having entered the house through the back door. He stumbles around a bit. Jason comes out of the drawing room into the foyer and exclaims, "There you are! I've waited up all night for you!" Willie begs, "Leave me alone". Jason replies, "I will. After a few questions! You were in the cemetery again, weren't you? Don't lie to me. I saw your car there! I want to know one thing and one thing only. What were you doing there? Why did you go there? I demand an answer!" Willie doesn't answer. Jason continues, "All right, then. I'll give you the answer. I know what you were doing there!" Willie gasps, "You do?!" Jason replies, "Yes. You've been pretending you've been sick during the day so you can go there to rob a grave at night! You were looking for jewels, that's why you went to the cemetery!" Willie replies, "Yes. Jewels". Jason exclaims, "You admit it then! I'm going to put a stop to this! I'm going to drive you into town and you're going to take the next bus out of town!" Willie begs, "I'm sick. I can't move. I don't feel well.." He falls to his knees and begs Jason not to kick him out. Jason at first asks, "How stupid do you think I am?", but eventually becomes convinced that maybe Willie really is sick, in spite of last night's excursion.

Willie is lying in bed, asleep. Roger comes into the room and shouts, "Wake up!", waking him up. He tells him, "You're leaving!" Willie protests that he's sick. Roger tells him, "You're not sick. The whole house knows that's a blatant lie. Everyone knows you were out all last night!". He adds, "Don't expect to go to my sister and beg her to let you stay. She sent me to ask you to leave!" Willie tries to sit up but collapses back into bed. Roger sarcastically remarks, "I'll have to hand it to you. You really manage to look sick. You look terrible!" He compliments Willie on his acting ability. Willie just lies there. Roger angrily shouts, "I don't intend to put up with this any longer!" and leaves.

Roger goes down to the drawing room. Jason is alone in there. Roger tells Jason to get Willie out of the house. Jason protests that Willie is sick. Roger tells Jason he thinks he's faking it. They argue. Roger tells Jason, "All right. There's one way to settle this once and for all. Let's call a doctor". Jason, seeing no other option, agrees to this. Roger tells him, "Let me call one. I'll call one of the less addled quacks around here." The phone rings. Roger answers. It's the sheriff. Roger tells the sheriff, "I'm sorry, but my schedule is full for the day...Oh, all right. I'll be there". He hangs up and tells Jason, "That was the sheriff. He wants to see me. He said it was important. He wouldn't tell me what it was on the phone. The sheriff craves intelligent conversation once in a while. He probably just wants me to head some committee or other". He adds, "I won't have time to call the doctor. You'll have to do it". He hands a telephone directory to Jason, tells him, "You'll find him under Woodard" and leaves. Jason goes to the telephone and starts to dial.

Roger is at the Sheriff's office. Puzzled, he asks the sheriff, "If something is wrong with the cattle at the family's farms, why don't you call the vet?" The sheriff replies, "It was the vet who called us. He knows what's wrong with the cattle. They all died from loss of blood." Roger asks, "Why is that a matter for the sheriff's office?" The sheriff replies, "Each one died the same way. It was drained of all it's blood. Expertly". Roger asks, "Some sort of wild animal?" The sheriff replies, "No. A human was responsible". Roger asks, "Is this happening only on farms belonging to my family?" The sheriff replies, "No. It's happening all over the area". Roger remarks, "So it isn't just someone vandalizing Collins property. Who would want to do such a thing?" The sheriff replies, "That's what were going to have to try to find out".

At Collinwood, Dr. Woodard has just finished examining Willie. He tells Jason, "There's no viral infection". Jason asks, "Then why's he so sick?" Dr. Woodard replies, "He's not really sick." Jason, puzzled, asks, "What?" The doctor explains, "His heartbeat is way above normal. There's a reason for that. There's less blood in his body, so his heart has to work harder. What this man is suffering from is a loss of blood. An enormous loss of blood".

The sheriff tells Roger, "We'll be on the lookout. Call us if you get any idea who might be responsible". Roger asks, "Drained of blood! Why would anyone want to do something like that?" The sheriff assures him, "We don't know but we'll find out".

Jason McGuire and Dr. Woodard are now in the foyer at Collinwood. Jason asks the doctor, "How could he have lost so much blood through such a small wound?" The doctor replies, "The wound is small, but it's deep. It goes all the way down into the vein". He adds, "I'm puzzled. How could a wound so deep have healed so quickly?" Jason asks, "Is that good or bad?" The doctor replies, "Neither. Just strange". He recommends, "See that your friend has as much rest as possible, and make sure he drinks a lot of fluids". Roger comes in through the front doors. Seeing Dr. Woodard, he asks, "Have you been able to diagnose what's ailing our houseguest?" Dr. Woodard replies, "As I've been telling Mr. McGuire here, there's nothing ailing him at all". Roger turns to Jason and remarks, "Nothing ailing him, eh?" He is about to say something else, but the doctor continues, "But he IS suffering from a severe loss of blood. He's going to need a lot of rest". Roger, a surprised look on his face, asks, "A loss of blood? How?" The doctor replies, "A deep wound on his arm". Roger looks like he's about to say something, but doesn't. The doctor asks, "Were you about to say something?" Roger replies, "No". The doctor continues, "As I was saying, he's going to need a lot of rest..."

Upstairs, Willie is tossing and turning in bed. He whimpers, "No! I can't go back there! I won't! I won't!" At Eagle Hill Cemetery, the sound of howling dogs fill the air...

 

 
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