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Episode 266
(COL 2/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: June 18, 1967
Air Date: July 3, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
56
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. On this night, a pale moon illuminates the walls of Collinwood only to pass periodically behind masses of clouds, leaving the Great House in total darkness. A night wind blows in from the sea--past the cliffs where many have died--to Collinwood itself. And as it rushes past the Great House, a sighing can be heard. Some say it is the call of the dead to the living. For one woman there is terror in the night, for the dead are calling to her, beckoning her to the cliffs where others have died before. And in a dream, she's having a premonition of her own death.

At Collinwood, Elizabeth has a dream. In it, she is at Widow's Hill. She hears the voices of the Widows around her calling, "Elizabeth, Elizabeth!" She looks down on the rocks below Widow's Hill (the same rocks shown in the title just before the cut to Collinwood) and jumps. The ghostly forms of the Three Widows appear on the cliff...

The clock in the foyer shows 1:00. Vicki walks out of the door under the stairs into the foyer. She is wearing a sleeveless dress, indicating it is 1:00 in the afternoon and not the morning.

Elizabeth is in her room, still in her nightdress. She looks rather disoriented. There's a knock at the door. Elizabeth does not answer. Vicki comes in and asks, "Mrs. Stoddard?" Elizabeth replies, in a rather odd, disoriented sounding voice, "Oh, Vicki". Vicki asks, "Mrs. Stoddard? Are you all right?" Elizabeth answers, "Of course. Why?" Vicki tells her, "Do you know what time it is? It's 1:00 in the afternoon! Have you been sleeping all this time?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes". Vicki remarks, "It's not like you. You're usually up so early in the morning. Mrs. Johnson wants to know if she should fix you some lunch". Elizabeth replies, "Tell her not to bother". Vicki tells Elizabeth, "It's a beautiful day. The flowers are all in bloom. I'm going to take David for a walk after he's finished his homework. Want to come alone?" Elizabeth replies, "I'd rather be alone". Vicki tells her, "I overheard Carolyn talking with Buzz on the telephone. They were talking about getting a marriage license." She is surprised to find that this gets no reaction from Elizabeth and asks, "Aren't you worried?" Elizabeth replies, "I've decided not to worry. Things have a way of working out..." Vicki, worried about Elizabeth's strange behavior asks, "Are you sure you're all right?" Elizabeth insists, "I'm fine", but she doesn't sound it...

Elizabeth is dressed to go out. She is wearing a warm coat and has a scarf wrapped around her head. In the foyer, Jason runs into her and asks her to step into the drawing room for a talk. Elizabeth tells him, "But I'm going out on a walk". Jason insists, "This is very important". Elizabeth goes into the drawing room with Jason. In the drawing room, Jason tells her, "It's about our wedding, Liz. You have a considerable image to maintain. We can't just rush off to the justice of the peace and get a marriage certificate. We've got to have a proper marriage". He suggests that they have it right there at Collinwood. Elizabeth replies, "Might as well be here." Jason asks, "Who's the most highly regarded Justice of the peace around here?" Elizabeth replies, "Reverend Creathorne". Jason then suggests, "After the wedding we should have a large reception. Do you agree?" Elizabeth replies, "I suppose so..." Jason, surprised by Elizabeth's behavior, remarks "You're very agreeable today". Elizabeth replies, "There's no point in not being agreeable." Jason remarks, "Glad to see that". He then suggests that champagne and caviar be served at the reception. Elizabeth replies, "Go ahead". Jason tells her, "And flowers. I think we should have banks of them". Elizabeth tells him, "Order what you like. Is that all?" Jason replies, "There's the question of my wardrobe. My funds are a bit low..." Elizabeth tells him, "You know where the local haberdasher is. Go there and charge whatever you want". Jason, puzzled, asks Elizabeth, "You're very acquiescent today. Why? Do you have a trick up your sleeve?" Elizabeth replies, "No, I know there's only one way out. Now if there's nothing else, I'll go out for my walk now". Jason replies, "Of course".

Elizabeth is standing at Widow's Hill, looking over the edge. Mrs. Johnson shows up. Elizabeth asks, "Mrs. Johnson, what are you doing here?" Mrs. Johnson answers, "I came out to look for you. Do you know what time it is? It's coming of 7 o'clock. You've been out here for hours!" She adds, "It's dangerous here. You could fall". Elizabeth replies, "No, I know the grounds too well. I'll come back to the house in a few minutes". Mrs. Johnson complains, "Mr. McGuire told me about the reception. Mrs. Stoddard, I can't handle something that large all by myself!" Elizabeth tells her, "We'll hire some extra help". Mrs. Johnson complains, "This is a creepy place. Isn't this where those women threw themselves to their deaths?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. The widows. There were three of them. The first was Rachel Comstock. She was the wife of a fisherman. She had five sons, all of them sailors. All were lost at sea. When she heard the news, she said the same few words, over and over again, 'The sea is my grave, my grave is the sea.' She threw six white roses into the sea - one for her husband and each son - then jumped to her death. The second was Abigail Tolliver. She was a new bride. Just a few days after her marriage, her husband was found dead by drowning. She followed him into death. The third was Margaret Finley. Her husband was lost in a storm at sea. She came up here and followed him..." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Why would anyone want to kill themselves like that?" Elizabeth remarks, "Because life became hopeless..." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Legend has it they will be joined by a fourth". Elizabeth replies, "Yes". Mrs. Johnson looks over at the rocks and remarks, "What a way to die. Look at those rocks. We'd better be getting back, it's getting dark". Suddenly, Elizabeth says, "I... I...I'm getting faint" and almost falls over, but is caught at the last moment by Mrs. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson takes Elizabeth back to Collinwood. She asks her, "Are you sure you're all right?" Elizabeth insists that she is. Jason comes into the foyer and says, "Liz! We've all been worried about you! Where have you been? I have a gift for you. Would you step into the drawing room for a minute, please?" Jason and Elizabeth go into the drawing room. Vicki, who's in the drawing room, excuses herself, but Jason tells her, "No, I don't mind if you stay." Jason gives Elizabeth a ring. Elizabeth remarks, in a flat voice devoid of emotion, "Lovely". Jason tells her, "It belonged to my mother. I wanted you to have it". Vicki stands there looking angry. Elizabeth tells Jason, "I'm tired. I think I'll go up to my room and rest now" and leaves. Jason remarks to Vicki, "Dear Liz. I think she was touched". Vicki replies coldly, "I guess so". Jason tells her, "I think I'll go read the evening paper" and leaves. In the foyer, he runs into Mrs. Johnson and tells her, "Mrs. Johnson, call me when dinner is ready". She tells him she will. Jason goes into the study and Mrs. Johnson goes into the drawing room. She tells Vicki, "I think something is wrong with Mrs. Stoddard". She tells her about finding Elizabeth at Widow's Hill and tells her, "Lucky thing I was there. She almost fainted and fell off". She tells Vicki about their conversation about the Widows, remarking, "It struck me as odd, her interest in them. Odd. Very odd". Vicki echoes, "Yes, it is very odd".

Elizabeth is up in her bedroom. She hears the voices of the widows calling to her. She goes to the window and replies, "I hear you, I hear you calling..." At Widow's Hill, the ghostly figures of the Widows appear. At the window, Elizabeth says, "The sea is my grave, my grave is the sea..."

 

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Episode 267
(COL 2/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: June 20, 1967
Air Date: July 4, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
57
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. There is a cliff near Collinwood that by legend has been created for those who lost all hope, because their existence has become intolerable. It is a place of the dividing line between life and death. There is one who has come to this place, seeking an escape from problems that have become insurmountable.

Elizabeth is at Widow's Hill, standing very close to the edge, looking over. There's someone behind the bushes. It's Barnabas. He comes out from behind the bushes, sneaks up to Elizabeth very quietly, then GRABS HER! Elizabeth screams and shouts, "Let me go!" Barnabas tells her, "Elizabeth! It's you. I saw a figure standing there. I didn't know it was you. You were so close to the edge!". Elizabeth asks, "Afraid I'd fall?" Barnabas replies, "I was afraid I'd startle you. What brings you here this time of night?" Elizabeth replies, "I came to look at the sea. I find its serenity calming". Barnabas tells her, "I come here often. Perhaps for the same reason you do. This is the place where they came to seek refuge from pain, where life ended and death began." He remarks to Elizabeth, "You're deeply troubled". He asks if he can help in any way. She tells him, "I've already found the solution to my problem. What once was only one of several alternate solutions has now has become the only solution to me". Barnabas remarks, "I'm not clear about what you're saying". Elizabeth replies cryptically, "Soon, it will become clear to everyone".

Barnabas and Elizabeth go back to Collinwood. Elizabeth tells Barnabas, "Thanks for walking back with me. The talk has helped me a lot". Barnabas replies, "You're quite welcome". Elizabeth starts up the stairs. David comes into the foyer and, seeing her, calls out, "Hi, Aunt Elizabeth!", but Elizabeth just continues walking up, not appearing to hear. David asks Barnabas, "Why wouldn't she answer?" Barnabas replies, "She has a lot on her mind. How have you been, David?" David replies, "I haven't been playing around the old house, if that's what you mean." Barnabas tells him, "But the friend Willie saw you playing with has been playing around there a lot. Next time you see her, could you please tell her to play somewhere else?" David replies, "I've only played with her once. She's not the kind of kid I play with often. She's kind of behind the times. She sings London Bridge..."

After talking with David, Barnabas goes and knocks on the closed drawing room doors. Vicki's voice calls out, "Come in". Barnabas does. He tells Vicki, "I hope I'm not disturbing you". Vicki replies, "No, I'm just correcting David's test papers". Barnabas praises her for her hard work and dedication, then tells her, "I'd like to draw your attention to something quite serious. I just came back from encountering Mrs. Stoddard at Widow's Hill. It seemed to me she was preparing to jump". Vicki exclaims, "To jump!? No, you must be mistaken!" Barnabas replies, "I hope I am. She was standing very near to the edge. There was desperation in her look, hopelessness in her voice. I'm very familiar with." Vicki protests, "Mrs. Stoddard wouldn't do that! She's a very strong woman! She's endured a great deal." Barnabas replies, "Perhaps she can endure no more". Vicki admits, "She has been acting strangely lately..." She thanks Barnabas. Barnabas tells her, "You can look to me for advice and help any time. I enjoy your company immensely. Good night". As Barnabas walks away, Vicki tells him, "Wait. I'll walk out with you. I have a date with Burke Devlin". Barnabas remarks, "You see Mr. Devlin often". Vicki replies, "He's a very interesting man". Barnabas remarks, "Yes he is".

At the Blue Whale, Burke Devlin is waiting impatiently. He goes to the pay phone, puts in a coin, and starts to dial. As he is doing so, Vicki comes in. She sees Burke at the phone, walks up behind him, and jokes, "I hope you're not trying to find another date!" She apologizes to him for being late. Burke hangs up and presses the coin return. Nothing happens. Burke, pretending to be angry, exclaims, "My dime didn't come back!" He jokes, "Every dime counts. That's how I made my fortune!" Vicki, in return, jokes, "I'd say you got your dime's worth. You put in your dime, and before you finished dialing, I was here. Now that's what I call service!" They stop joking and start dancing. Vicki tells Burke," I need this". Burke replies, "So do I". Vicki tells Burke, "I had to get out of Collinwood". Burke tells her, "Forget about Collinwood for a few minutes". Vicki tells him, "Sometimes I can't stand going back there, sometimes I just feel like breaking down and crying". Burke tells her, "Just dance, Vicki, dance". They dance for awhile. Burke asks Vicki, "Better now?" Vicki replies, "Yes". They finish dancing and sit down at a table for a couple of drinks. Burke tells Vicki, "I don't like some of the things you're exposed to in that house. I wish you'd quit and come work for me". Vicki asks, "Doing what?" Burke replies, "I'd make a job for you. How about governess?" Vicki jokes, "What? Not Vice-President?" Burke jokes back, "Sure". Vicki tells him, "I can't. I'm needed now, needed more than I've ever been needed before. Right now, I just can't think of myself." Burke asks, "What's the latest crisis?" Vicki tells Burke that Elizabeth has been acting strangely lately. Burke remarks, "No wonder, being forced into a marriage she doesn't want". Vicki continues, "I got two reports. The first was from Mrs. Johnson. She told me she found Mrs. Stoddard at Widow's Hill acting strangely. The second report is the most alarming. Barnabas said he found her looking over the edge looking like she was preparing to jump". Burke, finding this hard to believe, exclaims, "No! Not Liz! If I knew what hold Jason McGuire had on her, maybe I could help. I have a private eye checking him out". Vicki tells him, "It won't do any good". Burke asks, "Vicki, do you know something you're not telling me?" Vicki denies this then abruptly excuses herself, saying she has to go back to Collinwood.

In the drawing room, Elizabeth is looking through a very large book. David comes in and says, "Hi, Aunt Elizabeth!". Elizabeth closes the book, replies, "Oh, David" and leaves without saying anything else. As she is mounting the stairs, Vicki comes in through the front doors. Seeing Elizabeth, she says, "Oh, Mrs. Stoddard.." Elizabeth just says, "Hi, Vicki" and goes upstairs without a further word. Vicki goes into the drawing room and finds David in there looking through a book. She asks, "Hello, David. What are you doing?" David replies, "Just looking through the book Aunt Elizabeth was reading". Vicki asks what the book is. David answers, "The Collins Family Bible. It has the names of all the Collins family members, when they were born, and when they died". Vicki remarks, "Mrs. Stoddard has always been interested in the family history", but David points out, "But the page she was looking at had her name on it" and turns to the page Elizabeth was looking at. Vicki looks at the page. On it are three entries:

 Roger Collins
   Born  September 14, 1925.
   Died
   ---------------------------------
   Elizabeth Collins
   Born February 28, 1917
   Died
   ---------------------------------
   Carolyn Stoddard.
   Born July 16, 1946.
   Died

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Episode 268
(COL 2/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: June 19, 1967
Air Date: July 5, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
58
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Near the ancient walls of Collinwood there are cliffs that project upwards for hundreds of feet from the turbulent sea below. Some say the cliffs are haunted for three women have died here. And yet, according to the legend, their spirits remain - lingering to beckon another to her death. One desperate woman has become obsessed by this legend for she is beginning to believe that she is destined to fulfill it. Destined to die on the rocks below the cliffs. Summoned there to die by voices beyond the grave.

It is the next day. Elizabeth is in her room. The family Bible now lies on a table in there. Elizabeth stares at it. She opens the Bible, looks at her entry for a minute, then exclaims, "What am I doing?!" and closes it. Suddenly, she hears the Widows calling to her, "Elizabeth! Elizabeth! Elizabeth!" again. She goes to window and looks out. There's a knock at the door. Vicki's voice calls, "Mrs. Stoddard? Mrs. Stoddard?" Receiving no answer, she comes in. Elizabeth remarks, "Oh, Vicki. What is it?". Vicki replies, "I wanted to know if I could take David to Bangor today". She explains, "He needs some new clothes. He also needs a vacation. I thought we'd go to Bangor". Elizabeth asks, "Does it have to be today? What about tomorrow?" Vicki reminds her, "But Mrs. Stoddard! You're getting married tomorrow!" Elizabeth replies, "Oh. Yes". Elizabeth tells Vicki she hasn't seen David much lately and would like to spend some time with him today. Roger comes into the room and tells Elizabeth he'd like to speak with her. As Vicki is leaving, Elizabeth asks her, "Where's Carolyn?" Vicki replies, "She went out early today. I don't know where". Elizabeth tells her, "When you see her, tell her I'd like to speak to her". Vicki leaves. Elizabeth asks Roger what he wants. Roger replies, "What's this about your will? Garner just called and said you wanted to talk to him about your will". Elizabeth replies, "I just wanted to see if it was in order". Roger remarks, "I hope you're not thinking of changing it in favor of Jason McGuire!" Elizabeth assures her she isn't, saying, "Carolyn and David will always be my heirs". Roger again asks her if she's being forced into marrying Jason, saying, "It's not too late to back out", but Elizabeth replies, "I don't want to talk about it!" Roger tells her, "If that's the case, then I suppose the only thing I can say is to wish you Good Luck. I suppose there isn't anything more to say". Noticing the Bible on the table, he asks, "What's that doing up here? The family Bible. I haven't seen that in years! What are you doing with it?" Elizabeth replies, "I just wanted to enter my wedding date in it". Roger reminds her, "Family tradition has it that things are recorded AFTER the fact". Elizabeth says, "Oh yes. Of course". Roger finally tells her, "I suppose I've said everything there is to say. See you later." and leaves. Elizabeth looks at the Bible and says, "Later..."

Elizabeth is sitting in a chair by the fireplace in her room. David comes in and asks, "Aunt Elizabeth, why can't I go to Bangor with Vicki today?" Elizabeth replies, "I'd like us to spend the day together." David protests, "But I wanted to go TODAY! I had the day all planned!" Elizabeth tells him, "I'd like to spend some time with you today. I'll be very busy after today and won't have the time". David, seeing how much his aunt wants to spend the day together, agrees to postpone the trip to Bangor. He tells her, "Want to go for a walk on the beach? There's a secret cave there! I'll show it to you if you promise to keep it a secret!" Elizabeth tells him, "You mean a great deal to me, David, and I want you to remember that as you grow up". David, puzzled, remarks, "You talk to me like you're going away. Are you?" Elizabeth replies, "No". David remarks, "Aunt Elizabeth, you look sad." Elizabeth replies, "No, not really". David remarks, "For a moment there, I thought you were going to cry". Elizabeth tells him he must have been imagining it. She tells him, "Go get your coat and I'll meet you downstairs".

It is now late at night. Elizabeth, having spent the day with David, is now in the drawing room alone. The sound of the front door opening and closing is heard. Carolyn has finally come home. She goes into the drawing room and, surprised to find her mother still awake, asks, "What are you doing still awake?" Elizabeth replies, "Waiting up for you". Carolyn snarls, "Bed check, huh?" and taunts her, "I've been out with Buzz having a ball, if that's what you wanted to know!" Elizabeth replies, "That's not what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to have a talk, a talk about us. There was a time when we were very close, when we could talk..." Carolyn asks, "Why do want to talk? Because you're becoming Mrs. Jason McGuire tomorrow?" Elizabeth continues, "I'm concerned about you". Carolyn replies, "You live your life, I'll live mine". Elizabeth tells her, "You ARE my life". Carolyn explodes, "Mother, what do you want? My consent? All right, you have it!" Elizabeth tells her, "I know you don't approve of me marrying Jason". Carolyn replies, "It's not my place to approve or disapprove!" Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "Then you don't approve, but I'll never stop loving you". Carolyn says, "I don't understand you. How can you throw your life away for a man like Jason McGuire?" Elizabeth replies, "I can't explain it to you". She tells Carolyn she wants to talk. Carolyn asks, "Why? Every time we talk now, it becomes an argument about Jason McGuire!". Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "I don't want to talk about that. I want to talk about the past. I want you to remember things the way they used to be". Carolyn replies that she's more concerned with the future than the past. Elizabeth makes the cryptic remark, "The future usually takes care of itself". Carolyn remarks, "You're acting strangely" and tells Elizabeth, "Tomorrow is a big day for you. You'd better go to bed". Elizabeth leaves.

Upstairs in her room, Elizabeth opens the Family Bible to the page with her listing on it, uncaps a fountain pen and writes in the book. Her section now reads,

Carolyn is in the drawing room, brooding. The front door is heard opening and closing. Carolyn looks and is surprised to see that it's Vicki coming home. She exclaims, "Vicki! I thought you were upstairs asleep. What are you doing coming home so late?" Vicki replies, "I didn't expect to, but Burke took me all the way to Clearwater for dinner. Everyone must be asleep already". Carolyn replies, "Not Mother. She was waiting for me to come home. Vicki, I'm worried about her. She was acting very strangely". Vicki replies that she's probably nervous about the wedding, but Carolyn tells her, "No, she didn't want to talk about it. She was almost acting like it was never going to happen. She kept telling me how much she loved me. All the time we were talking, I go the strange feeling she was saying goodbye..."

Vicki goes upstairs and knocks on Elizabeth's bedroom door. She calls, "Mrs. Stoddard?...Mrs. Stoddard?". Receiving no answer, she opens the door and goes in. She finds that no one is in there. Seeing the Family bible open on a table, she looks at it and is shocked to see that the date of death line for Elizabeth's entry has now been filled in with "April 10, 1967", today's date...

Elizabeth is at Widow's Hill. The widows start to call her name again. Elizabeth looks over the edge of the cliff...

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Episode 269
(COL 2/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: June 21, 1967
Air Date: July 6, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
59
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Death walks among us, calling upon those he has chosen. And they follow him, for there is no alternative. He chooses his meeting places well, and arranges the time with great care. But there are those who seek him out, and ask for escape from the burdens life imposes.

Elizabeth, looking very nervous, starts to pace around a bit. Then she goes back to the edge of the cliff and looks over, then backs up and prepares to jump. Suddenly, Vicki bursts into the clearing and shouts, "Mrs. Stoddard! Don't! You're too close to the edge!" She runs up and grabs Elizabeth. Elizabeth tries to struggle free of Vicki's grasp and throw herself over. Vicki screams, "Mrs. Stoddard! Please stop struggling or we'll both go over!" Elizabeth, not wanting any harm to come to Vicki, stops struggling. Vicki tells her, "You're doing the wrong thing!" Elizabeth replies, "I've spent my life doing the wrong thing. This is the only thing left for me to do! Leave me alone!" Vicki begs her, "Come back to Collinwood with me", but Elizabeth replies, "I can't! There's nothing left for me! I've got to go through with it!" Vicki tells her, "If you'd just give it a little more time, you'll think of something!" Elizabeth replies, "There IS no more time! I'll have to marry Jason tomorrow! Besides, I've betrayed everyone - the Collins Family, Carolyn, myself! There's nothing left to do!" Vicki counters, "There's always hope as long as you're alive!" Elizabeth replies, "But there's something else. I killed my husband. I deserve to be punished for that!" Vicki tells her, "You've punished yourself enough for that already. Think about it! If you were to die now, what would happen? How would Carolyn feel thinking she were responsible for this? She'd feel guilty for the rest of her life! Mrs. Stoddard, if you went over the edge, it would be like taking Carolyn with you! Mrs. Stoddard, where there's life, there's always hope!". Elizabeth backs away from the cliff, turns and hugs Vicki.

Vicki and Elizabeth return to Collinwood. Elizabeth looks around and remarks, "I said goodbye to this house a little while ago..." Vicki suggests to Elizabeth, "Why don't you tell Carolyn the truth?" Elizabeth again replies, "No, I can't". She begs Vicki, "Don't ever tell anyone about what happened on Widow's Hill". Vicki promises she won't and adds, "There's one thing, though. There's a date in the family Bible put in there in error. I think it should be erased". Elizabeth asks, "Will you erase it for me, Vicki?" Vicki agrees to do so. Jason comes into the drawing room and tells Elizabeth he'd like to talk to her and asks Vicki to leave. Elizabeth replies, "I want Vicki to stay!" Vicki tells Jason she's staying because, "Mrs. Stoddard isn't feeling well". Jason jokes, "She's just a nervous bride". Elizabeth snaps, "Your sense of humor is not appreciated!" Jason takes out a small box and gives it to Elizabeth. Elizabeth opens it and finds a ring inside. Jason tells her to put it on. Elizabeth adamantly replies, "I won't put that ring on!" Jason tells Vicki, "Vicki, I'm afraid I must insist you go now". Vicki refuses, saying, "Mrs. Stoddard wants me to stay". Elizabeth tells Vicki, "You can go now, Vicki. I can deal with this". Vicki leaves. Jason asks, "Have you told that girl anything?" Elizabeth replies, "I only tell people what I think they should know". Jason remarks, "You've getting very adept lately at give very vague answers". Elizabeth retorts, "Well, at least we now have something in common." Jason asks, "Why won't you put on the ring?" Elizabeth answers, "At the ceremony, for the sake of others, I'll put the ring on, but now " Jason remarks, "I can see this is going to be a stormy, tempestuous marriage". Elizabeth snaps, "This will never be a real marriage!"

Burke Devlin is talking on the pay phone at the Blue Whale. Holding some papers on one hand and the receiver on the other, he speaks into the phone, "I have your report on Jason McGuire....Yes, it's exactly what I wanted. Keep sending me anything else you dig up". He hangs up and goes to a table. Vicki comes in and joins Burke. Burke tells her, "Sorry for asking you to come here on such short notice, but I have something important to tell you." Vicki tells him, "I don't have much time. I've got to get back soon to prepare for the wedding tomorrow". Burke tells her, "It's about the wedding. I know what this wedding has been doing to everyone, so I've taken it upon myself to do something about it. I've been having Jason McGuire investigated. He has an international reputation. I can almost admire him. He's never actually been arrested, but he's come close. He's been in trouble all over the world, Hong Kong, Rio, Marseilles. He's been accused of smuggling, swindling, extortion, but they never had enough evidence to arrest him. He's wanted for questioning in several places. I want to submit this information to Mrs. Stoddard. Maybe she'll call off the marriage." Vicki replies, "It's too late". Burke exclaims, "Surely there's still a chance!" Vicki thinks for a moment, then agrees, "Yes, there is a chance!" They hurriedly leave.

Burke and Vicki go to Collinwood. Vicki tells Elizabeth Burke wants to talk to her. Elizabeth replies, "I'm not in the mood to talk to Burke". Burke begs, "Please, just a few minutes. I want to do something for you. I have some information on Jason McGuire. Do you know what kind of man he is?" Elizabeth replies, "I already know what kind of man he is". Burke tells her, "Maybe you don't know him as well as you think you do. I have a report here on all the illegal activities he's been involved in". Elizabeth asks, "Illegal activities?" Burke hands her the report and tells her, "Here. Read it yourself". Elizabeth refuses to do so, instead becoming angry at Burke for meddling. Burke says, "Please, Mrs. Stoddard, I'm just trying to help!" Elizabeth snaps, "I don't want to discuss Jason McGuire!" Jason McGuire comes into the room, sees Burke and asks, "I heard my name. What did you say to tell Elizabeth about me?" Elizabeth tells him, "He came here to talk me out of marrying you". Jason asks, "Did he succeed?" Elizabeth replies, "No". Jason asks Burke how he expected to talk Elizabeth out of marrying him. Burke replies, "With this" and hands the report to him. Jason glances at the contents and remarks, "Very interesting." Burke remarks, "That's all I could get in short order. I'm sure there's much more. I probably haven't even scratched the surface yet." Jason asks Elizabeth, "Does this bother you?" Elizabeth replies, "No". Jason gives the report back to Burke and tells him, "This must have cost you a pretty penny. Maybe you should have it encased in plastic". He invites Burke to come to the wedding, kisses Elizabeth on the cheek, says, "Good night, my dear" and leaves.

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Episode 270
(COL 2/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: June 22, 1967
Air Date: July 7, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
60
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Bob O'Connell as Bartender Bob Rooney
House Jameson as Judge Crathorne

My name is Victoria Winters. Soon the Sun will set on Collinwood, and the night, in it's inexorable journey across the land, will plunge the ancient house into darkness. A darkness of the spirit, a darkness of the mind, a darkness of the will. And it will seem at times that light and truth have been banished forever, leaving behind the desperation and fear of people who do not know what the darkness holds.

Carolyn is in Jason McGuire's room, frantically searching through everything. Finally, going through the drawers of the bureau, she finds what looks like a diary hidden beneath some clothes. Finding the diary to be locked, she goes over to the writing desk, takes a letter opener, and cuts open the strap securing the diary. Jason McGuire comes into the room and catches Carolyn in the act. He tells Carolyn, "Very soon, you're going to regret being here. You're going to regret being here very much". Carolyn, startled, drops the diary. Jason grabs her and tells her, "Pick up the book". Carolyn cries, "Let me go!" Jason replies, "I will when you pick up the book and give it to me". Carolyn does. Jason remarks, "Well, did you find it interesting reading"? Carolyn replies, "I didn't read any of it". Jason remarks, "I suppose you think it's a diary, a record of my actions for the last 20 year. I suppose you think there's something in here you could use to prevent me from marrying your mother. Do you think if such a thing existed, I'd be stupid enough to write it down?" He warns her, "I'm going through with the marriage, and soon I'm going to have the prerogatives of the husband of the house, and I intend to use them. You threatened to get married today. I expect you to be married and out of this house by tonight". Carolyn, shocked, asks, "You're telling me to leave my own house?" Jason replies, "No, I'm telling you to leave MY house! Just how long do you expect to keep pushing me around? I want you out of my house by TONIGHT!" Carolyn asks, "And what if I don't?" Jason replies, "Then I'll ask Mrs. McGuire to order you to leave". Carolyn exclaims, "Never! She'd never do that!" Jason replies, "You thought she would never let me stay here at Collinwood. You were wrong. You thought she'd never marry me. You were wrong. You're going to be wrong about this, too. Now, excuse me. I've got to get dressed for a wedding, you know." Carolyn exclaims, "It'll never happen!" Jason replies, "Just wait a few hours and see". He adds, "Oh, Carolyn, no doubt the wedding is going to be too moving for words, so I'll say it now". Carolyn asks, "Say what?" Jason replies, "Good bye".

Carolyn is at the bar of the Blue Whale, getting very drunk. She goes to the jukebox, puts in a coin and makes a selection. Music starts to play. Carolyn goes back to the bar. The Blue Whale is empty, Carolyn and the bartender the only people there. Carolyn complains, "Where is everybody? Don't they know this in an international holiday? Mrs. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard of Collinwood is getting married to Mr. Jason McGuire of nowhere!". The bartender recommends, "Go home. You've had too much to drink". Carolyn replies, "Home? What's that? Soon, I won't have a home". Someone comes in through the front doors. Carolyn, hearing the noise, exclaims, "Finally! Someone!" She turns and, seeing that it's Joe Haskell, disappointedly remarks, "Oh, it's just YOU". Joe asks, "What are you doing here?" Carolyn makes some snide remarks and Joe, upset, says, "OK", leaves and goes to a table. Carolyn exclaims, "Hey! Where are you going?" and joins him at his table. She tells him her problems. Joe tells her, "There's nothing you can do about Jason McGuire. Marrying that creep's no answer. Jason would probably enjoy seeing you do that". Carolyn replies, "Maybe I won't marry Buzz. Maybe there IS something I can do about Jason McGuire!" and gets up to leaves. Joe, worried that Carolyn might get hurt driving in her drunken condition, tells her, "Hey, wherever you're going, let me take you there". Carolyn replies, "All right, take me to Collinwood! I hear they're having a wedding there!".

Carolyn returns to Collinwood and goes into the drawing room. She goes to the desk, opens a drawer and takes Roger's gun out...

Elizabeth is upstairs brushing her hair, getting ready for the wedding. Vicki is in there with her. Vicki asks, "Anything else I can do?" Elizabeth answers dejectedly, "There's nothing else anyone can do. Oh, Vicki, hand me that handkerchief on the bureau. Vicki goes the bureau and unwraps a handkerchief wrapped in paper. She remarks, "It's lovely!" Elizabeth explains, "It was my grandmother's. She wore it at her wedding. She gave it to my mother, who wore it at her wedding. She gave it to me, and I wore it at my wedding to Paul Stoddard." Vicki hands it to her, but she changes her mind and tells Vicki she doesn't want it, saying, "It should be used only at real weddings". She reminisces about how happy she was the day she married Paul Stoddard, and on badly it turned out. Vicki tells Elizabeth, "It's still not to late to call off the wedding". Elizabeth replies, "It is. It was too late the day I met Paul. It was too late the day I married him. It was too late the day I killed him. Throw the handkerchief away". Vicki, puzzled, asks, "Why?" Elizabeth replies, "Who's there to use it now? Carolyn? Everything's ruined now. Why didn't you just let me die?" Vicki replies, "I couldn't do that". Elizabeth tells her, "You can go downstairs now. I want to be alone for awhile". Vicki replies, "All right" and leaves.

Burke and Roger are in the drawing room. Roger asks Burke, "What are you doing here? You know this is not a felicitous occasion for the Collins family". Burke asks, "And you think I'm here to revel in it?" Roger asks, "Well, aren't you?" Jason walks into the room and says, "No, he's here because I invited him". Jason complains that the judge should have arrived by now and frets that he might be late. Carolyn comes down into the foyer. She is carrying a white pocketbook which bulges and seems to have something large and heavy inside. She goes into the drawing room. Seeing her, Roger remarks, "Carolyn! I thought you had gone out." Carolyn replies, "I came back". There's a knock at the front door. Jason looks and says, "Ah! The judge! That means we can start on time!" (Presumable, Mrs. Johnson has opened the door for him.) He goes over to Carolyn and reminds her, "You have other plans later". Carolyn replies, "Yes. I have other plans". The judge comes into the drawing room and asks, "Where's the bride?" Carolyn replies, "She'll be down later". Vicki comes into the drawing room and, surprised to see Carolyn there, exclaims, "Carolyn! What are you doing here?" Carolyn replies, "Why are you so surprised? You didn't think I miss my own mother's wedding, did you?"

Elizabeth comes down into the foyer. She hears the judge talking inside telling everyone about her first marriage to Paul Stoddard, "They were married in this very room. People gasped when she walked in this room she was so beautiful..." She goes into the room and apologizes, "Sorry to keep everyone waiting". Carolyn opens her handbag and peeks inside. Inside is Roger's revolver. Elizabeth sees Carolyn and, surprised, exclaims, "Carolyn!" Carolyn replies, "Hello, Mother". Elizabeth tells her, "So glad you could be here. I knew you'd come". Jason remarks, "We might as well start". Elizabeth replies, "Yes, we might as well start". Everyone takes their positions. Carolyn stands at the back of the audience. The ceremony starts. The judge asks Jason and Elizabeth to join hands. They do. He starts the vows, "Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, in sickness and in health,. till death do you part?" Carolyn, at the back of the audience, opens her purse and puts her hand inside... Elizabeth just stands there, silent. Jason prompts her, "Say 'I do', dear". Elizabeth remains silent. Jason again prompts her "Simply say, 'I do', dear". Elizabeth stammers, "I... I... I..." "No! NO! I can't!" The Judge asks, "Elizabeth, what's the matter?" Elizabeth blurts out, "I killed Paul Stoddard!" She points to Jason McGuire and adds, "And that man was my accomplice!" In the back of the audience, Carolyn, her hand still in her handbag, drops it, her mouth wide open in an expression of shock.

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Episode 271
(COL 2/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: June 23, 1967
Air Date: July 10, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
61
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
House Jameson as Judge
Joel Fabiani as Paul Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Like a flash of lightning in a sudden summer storm, the truth is about to strike with it's fiery force into the confines of Collinwood, shattering the uneasy calm that proceeds it and sending it's thunders to shake the foundations of the ancient house. And only time will tell whether this frightful glare has come to illuminate, or to destroy.

Jason exclaims, "You can't believe what she's saying!" Elizabeth goes on, "I killed him and YOU helped me bury him. I had to tell or I'd go mad!" Roger exclaims, "Liz, I don't believe it!" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, it happened right in this very room..." The judge stops her, saying, "As a judge I might be called to hear this case and can't hear any more. I must leave". Roger tells Elizabeth, "Don't say any more until I get a lawyer here". Jason interjects, "She doesn't need a lawyer. She needs a doctor!" Elizabeth tells Roger, "No, that won't be necessary. I want to tell the truth now, especially to Carolyn". The judge once again stresses that he can't hear anything she is about to say and leaves. Carolyn gasps, "I was going to kill him. I was going to shoot him..." Everyone looks down and sees the gun, which has come out of Carolyn's handbag, lying on the floor. Roger remarks to Jason, "Liz did you a favor in stopping the wedding. Otherwise, you'd be dead". Carolyn moans to Elizabeth, "You killed my father... Why?" Elizabeth replies, "I couldn't help it! He was going to leave..." Jason says, "It isn't true! She's hysterical! I'm not going to stay here and listen to any more of this absurdity!" and starts to turn to leave, but Burke picks up the gun, aims it at him and tells him, "You'll have to!" Elizabeth starts to tell her story...

"It happened in this very room. There was a bad storm outside. Paul was standing by the fireplace. His bags were packed. He was drinking what seemed like his last toast to Collinwood. I had discovered that he was planning to leave that night, never to return, but I knew something else, something that made it necessary for me to stop him. But he only laughed, his cruel, mocking laugh. He said, 'I don't know what you're so angry about. You should be glad I'm leaving'. I replied, 'I'm not trying to stop you from leaving. I'm trying to stop you from doing what you're trying to do'. He asks, 'And what do you think I'm trying to do?' I told him, I know what's in that suitcase, bonds and jewelry worth a fortune'. Paul tried to deny it, but I told him, 'I know the contents of the safe, and that's what's in that suitcase. You can go, but that suitcase stays here!'. Paul tried to argue that he had a right to that money, but I told him, 'That money belongs to Carolyn!'. He told me, 'She'll never miss it. Tell her it's a small payment for having to put up with her for two years'. I insisted, "It's Carolyn's!" He replied, 'I don't have time to argue with you about this. I'm expecting someone to come pick me up'. I replied, 'I know. I've found out. It's that friend of yours, Jason McGuire. He's found a way of disposing of those securities in a way that can't be traced'. Paul said, 'Goodbye', and turned to leave. I picked up a poker and warned him, 'Put down that suitcase! I warn you!' He turned around, looked at me and laughed. He told me, 'You look ridiculous!' I told him, 'I can't let you take what rightfully belongs to Carolyn!' He replied, 'I don't care about Carolyn. I'm leaving' and turned to leave again. Enraged, I hit him with the poker. Shocked by what I had done, I cried, 'No... No...Someone, help me...'

"'I saw blood gushing from the back of his head. I ran from the room. I didn't know what to do. Jason McGuire came. I begged, 'Mr. McGuire, you've got to help me. Paul. In there... Please call a doctor. I didn't mean to do it...' Jason wondered what I was talking about. I gestured towards the closed drawing room doors and told him, 'Look. In there'. Jason opened the door a crack and peeked inside. He closed the door and told me, 'Don't call anyone else in the house. Maybe he's just unconscious'. He went in the room, closing the door behind him. A few moments later, he came back out, closing the doors behind him, and told me, 'Mrs. Stoddard, I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but he's dead.' I cried, 'I didn't mean to! What am I going to do?' Jason said, 'Mrs. Stoddard, why don't you let me help you? It was only an accident. There's no need for the police to find out. I can fix it so no one knows'. I was puzzled and asked him why he wanted to do this. He told me, 'Your little daughter. She's just lost her father. There's no need to lose her mother too. The whole town knows that Paul was planning to leave. Just let them think he left. No one will suspect a thing.' I was concerned about this being illegal and unethical, but he convinced me, 'Just let me get rid of the body. For Carolyn's sake'. I told him, 'All right, please, please do it!' Jason decided to bury Paul in the basement. I told him where to get an empty crate. He brought the box up and told me to stand guard in the foyer to make sure no one disturbed him while he was working. He came out of the drawing room with the trunk and took it down to the basement to dig a hole and bury it. He had poured ink on the carpet to hide the blood and told me I was to use the pretext that I had spilled the ink to have it replaced. I had old Matthew Morgan take it away and burn it two weeks later. I waited. Jason finally came back upstairs and told me, 'I did it. Now no one will ever know. Come with me. You'll have to know where it's buried. You'll have to lock up that room so that no one will ever find out.' We went downstairs and went into the closet. He pointed to the flagstones at the center of the floor and said, 'There. No one know but the two of us. You can tell everyone he ran off. Let's go. Time to lock the door for good'. We went outside. Jason locked the door and handed the key to me. I looked at the key I held in my hand and I knew that from that moment on I was a prisoner of Collinwood forever..."

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Episode 272
(COL 2/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: June 26, 1967
Air Date: July 11, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
62
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A desperate secret, long held, has finally been revealed at Collinwood, and the truth cutting back across time, has seared the heart and stunned the mind. Opening ancient rooms that seem beyond the cure of time and truth. And before she can be free, one woman is forced to live again the fatal moments that cursed her life and closed her heart around the festering secret.

Jason exclaims, "I tell you, everything she says is a lie!" Roger remarks, "We've suspected you've been blackmailing my sister into marrying you, but we never knew how. Now we do". Jason replies, "I haven't been blackmailing her! I have nothing to blackmail her with!" Roger asks, "You call a body in the basement nothing?" Jason replies, "There's nothing down there!" Burke remarks, "No need to lie. All we have to do is do a little digging". Jason replies, "Go ahead! There's nothing down there, I tell you!" Carolyn moans, "My father, buried in that terrible room..." Jason insists, "There's nothing down there. All you have to do is dig there and you'll find out I'm telling the truth!" Burke caustically remarks, "You've never been within 10 miles of the truth in your whole life". Elizabeth tells them she's decided to call the sheriff and confess. Roger begs her not to, to let the family handle it. Elizabeth replies, "No, I want to be free of this, even if it means going to prison'. Jason tells her, "Go ahead. I haven't done nothing wrong, absolutely nothing!" Elizabeth calls the Sheriff and starts talking, "Hello, Sheriff Patterson? Can you come to Collinwood right away? There's been a murder here". Suddenly, Jason leaps at Burke, knocks the gun out of is hand and flees. Burke picks up the gun and gives chase. Roger gets a shotgun and runs out after them. The sound of gunshots are heard coming from outside.

Roger and Burke are searching the woods for Jason. Roger asks Burke, "I heard gunshots. Did you hit him?" Burke replies, "No, I saw a figure fleeing into the woods and shot at it but missed".

At Collinwood, Elizabeth wonders, "Why does Jason keep insisting there's nothing down there?" Carolyn continues to moan, "My father, buried down there..." Elizabeth tries to talk to her, but Carolyn just keeps moaning, "My father..." Elizabeth keeps trying, "I didn't mean to do it, can't you understand?" Vicki tries to help, "Carolyn, everything your mother did she did for you". Carolyn refuses to even look at her mother, saying, "I can't even look at you. You killed my father". Elizabeth begs, "Let me talk to you, let me try to explain". Carolyn replies, "I can't hear anything you say anymore, You took me down to that room to show me nothing was down there. All the time, I was standing on my father's grave. I've been waiting for him to come back all these years, but he was buried down there, all alone..." Elizabeth tells her, "No, not alone. I can't tell you how many times I went into that room and cried.." Vicki says, "That weeping! It was you!" Elizabeth replies, "Yes". She begs Carolyn, "Please look at me". Carolyn turns, looks, cries, "No!!!" and runs off.

The sheriff, having arrived and heard Elizabeth's story, tells her, "From what you've told me, Jason McGuire is the real criminal here". Roger returns. The sheriff asks, "Find McGuire?" Roger replies, "No. Burke is still out there. What happens now?" The sheriff replies, "Wait". Roger asks, "What for?" The sheriff replies, "I need one of my men to come here and help me". Elizabeth asks, "Why? I'm not going to give you any trouble when you take me in". The sheriff explains, "No, from what you told me, there's a body down there. It'll have to be dug up". Elizabeth replies, "Of course". Burke comes in and tells the sheriff, "Your men think they have McGuire cornered in the woods near the highway". The sheriff asks Burke and Roger if they'll help him dig up the body. They agree to do so, that everything will finish up faster and be easier on Elizabeth. As the prepare to go, the Sheriff changes his mind and tells Roger, "You stay here with Elizabeth. Burke and I will go". Elizabeth gives the sheriff the keys and tells him, "It's in the middle of the room, under the flagstones".

Burke and the sheriff go downstairs, go into the closet, lift up the flagstones and start to dig.

Vicki is now in the drawing room with Elizabeth, Roger apparently having gone elsewhere. Elizabeth begs Vicki to tell Carolyn to come back and let her explain. Vicki tells Elizabeth, "But I don't know where she is. I've looked through the whole house for her". Elizabeth starts to imagine that she can hear them digging downstairs and that it's causing the whole house to shake.

Burke and the sheriff dig for a long time without hitting anything. They start to think that maybe Jason WAS telling the truth for once in his life and that there's nothing down there. Suddenly they hit something. Burke remarks, "Jason was lying. A trunk..."

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Episode 273
(COL 2/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: June 25, 1967
Air Date: July 12, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
63
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire

My name is Victoria Winters. The foundations of Collinwood lie deep in the age-old rock that has resisted the sea for centuries. Its walls rival the cliff, and it seems that even the thunders of Heaven could never shake the stones on which it stands. But it may be that the whole, vast structure of the proud and ancient house rests on ground no larger than the size of a man's grave. And the disturbed earth is about to send a shudder through the piled stones that will topple the walls and destroy the old house forever.

Burke and the sheriff have lifted the crate out of the hole. It now sits on the closet floor. The sheriff remarks, "Now that lock looks pretty rusty. It looks like it'll be pretty easy to break". Burke remarks, "There can't be much in there after 18 years". Using a crowbar, the sheriff breaks open the lock and opens the box. Burke and the sheriff look inside, then at each other, a funny look on their faces.

Roger and Elizabeth are upstairs in the drawing room. Roger asks Elizabeth, "Liz, why didn't you ever tell me the truth?" Elizabeth replies, "How could I?" Roger assures her, "I would've kept it a secret". Elizabeth tells him, "It wasn't that". Roger asks, "What was it?" Elizabeth replies, "Pride". She tells him it she couldn't tell him because she was known for her integrity, as the "conscience" of the Collins family. Roger assures Elizabeth she won't have to worry about the law, that she was justified in doing what she did because Paul Stoddard was trying to rob her. Elizabeth replies, "I wasn't keeping this secret all these years to escape the law. I was afraid of what it would do to Carolyn. Now I've lost her, and that's my real punishment". Burke and the sheriff come into the room. Elizabeth asks, "Find anything?" The sheriff replies, "Yes." Elizabeth remarks, "I was sure you would". The phone rings. Roger answers, and, finding that it's for the Sheriff, gives it to him. The sheriff talks on the phone, "Yes? You did! No, don't bring him there, bring him here right away". The sheriff tells everyone that Jason McGuire has just been caught. Elizabeth, asks, "You're bringing him here? Why? I don't want that man in this house again!" The sheriff replies, "Sorry, but I have some specific questions I want to ask him." Elizabeth protests, "Why? I can tell you everything about that box". The sheriff replies, "I don't think so". Elizabeth continues, "I can identify that body". The sheriff tells her, "I don't think that won't be necessary. That trunk we dug up in the basement. Maybe you could tell us why it was empty". Elizabeth exclaims, "Empty?!" The sheriff replies, "Absolutely empty".

Everyone goes downstairs. The sheriff tells Elizabeth, "You don't have to go in there. You can take my word that it's empty", but Elizabeth replies, "I have to see it". They go inside. The sheriff asks, "Is that the spot where Jason McGuire said he buried Paul Stoddard?" Elizabeth replies that it was. The sheriff asks, "And was that the trunk?" Elizabeth replies that it was. The sheriff opens the trunk. Elizabeth looks into the box and sees that it is indeed empty. She exclaims, "But there's nothing there!" The sheriff tells her, "And no trace that anything ever was. No blood, nothing". Elizabeth moans, "Why is there nothing there? I've stayed at Collinwood for 18 years because of this, afraid that someone would find it if I left! Why have I lived like this? Why have I had nightmares, night after night, that someone might come in here and find out? If he's not here, then where is he?" The sheriff remarks, "Has it ever occurred to you that you didn't kill Paul Stoddard?" A deputy brings Jason McGuire down. Burke is with them. The sheriff shows him the empty trunk and asks him about it, but Jason insists, "I've never seen this trunk before in my life. I don't know anything about anything". Roger says, "We know all about your attempt to blackmail the family, and about that bank account in Switzerland". The sheriff adds, "We have enough to put you away for a long time". Jason asks, "I'd like to speak to Liz privately". Everyone is suspicious and reluctant to let him do this, but Elizabeth reluctantly agrees, saying, "All right. If that's the only way to learn the truth".

Everyone goes upstairs. Elizabeth and Jason go into the drawing room to talk behind closed doors. Meanwhile, Roger, Burke and the Sheriff wait outside in the foyer. Roger tells the sheriff that he's afraid that Jason will be able to sweet talk Elizabeth, that's he'd done it before and he's afraid he'll manage to do it again.

Inside the drawing room, Jason finishes his story, and Elizabeth asks, "Is that the truth?" Jason replies, "That's the truth, Liz, and now if you'd call your friend the Sheriff in, I'd like to be on my way as soon as possible". Elizabeth mutters, "I can't believe it!" Jason assures her, "This time, you can believe it". Elizabeth opens the drawing room doors. Jason announces, "Sheriff, Mrs. Stoddard has something to tell you". Everyone comes in. Elizabeth announces, "I did not kill Paul Stoddard. Jason, tell them what you told me". Jason starts, "It's very simple. You can probably guess what happened". Roger guesses, "Paul was only stunned. You and he made plans to blackmail the family". Jason replies, "No, not originally". He tells everyone, "When I came into the room, Paul was sitting up rubbing his head. I told him he was a fool trying to get away with so much, Liz would never let him. I told him to settle for a little less. It would still be plenty". He tells about how he pretended to "help" Elizabeth and get rewarded for it, and how he split the money with Paul Stoddard, who, greedy, got more than his fair share. He insists he never intended to blackmail Elizabeth, that he only came back because he had run out of money and was totally broke. Elizabeth asks, "Where is Paul?" Jason replies, "I don't know. I lost contact with him 10 years ago in Hong Kong". Roger asks, "Is he still alive?" Jason tells him, "I would assume so. His health was fine last time I saw him 10 years ago". He excuses himself, says "Goodbye" and turns to leaves. The sheriff shouts, "Where do you thing you're going?" Jason nonchalantly replies, "Canada, maybe". The sheriff tells him, "No, you're coming with me!" Roger reminds him, "There's still the matter of blackmail to consider!", but Elizabeth tells him, "I'm dropping the blackmail charges. I agreed that if he told me the truth, I'd drop the charges". Roger exclaims, "Liz, you can't!", but Elizabeth replies, "I've given him my word. I can't go back on it". Roger turns to the sheriff and tells him, "Sheriff! I insist, arrest that man!" Elizabeth says, "But I've given my word!" Roger replies, "But I haven't given mine. Sheriff, arrest that man!" The sheriff asks, "On what charges?" Roger replies, "Fraud, extorting and blackmail against the family". He tells the sheriff he'll be willing to press charges. Elizabeth begs, "I just want to be rid of Jason McGuire once and for all! I can't go through the scandal of a public trial! I can't have everyone knowing about all this!" Burke agrees that Elizabeth shouldn't have to go through all this. Roger reluctantly agrees and changes his mind about pressing charges. The sheriff tells Jason, "You have until sunup to get out of town! I'm giving orders to all my men to arrest you if they see you in town after 6:00 A.M.!" Jason asks, "Could you do me a favor? Could you give me till evening?" The sheriff, suspicious, asks, "Why? What are you planning?" Jason replies, "Nothing. I just need time to pack and make preparations". Elizabeth begs, "Give him what he wants, as long as he leaves!" The sheriff reluctantly agrees. He leaves to tell his deputies. Jason thanks Elizabeth, "You've been very kind". Elizabeth replies, "Not by choice". Jason takes a flower from a vase, puts it in his lapel, says, "Liz, thank you" leaves. Elizabeth says, "He's gone! At last, he's gone!" Burke wonders, "I wonder what those arrangements he was talking about were". Elizabeth replies, "We're better off not knowing, better off not knowing anything about Jason McGuire".

Jason goes to the old house and spies through the window...

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Episode 274
(COL 2/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: June 27, 1967
Air Date: July 13, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
64
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A prize of great wealth has been wrested from the greedy hands of a dangerous man. His plans of many years have been destroyed. Time is running out for him, and desperation steers him on a perilous course. A course that leads to the jagged rocks of death.

Willie is in the living room of the old house. Barnabas comes downstairs. Willie remarks, "You've been up there for a long time". Barnabas tells him, "That room must not be vacant long". Willie asks, "Isn't there another way?" Barnabas replies, "No. That's the way I live. I have already made my plans. I have already selected the next Josette". Willie asks, "Who will it be?", but Barnabas just replies, "You will find out in good time". Willie warns him, "Maybe it won't work". He points out how badly he failed with Maggie. Barnabas replies, "I make a mistake last time. I selected the wrong subject. I was hasty. Maggie Evans didn't have enough of the gentle qualities to become Josette. I've made a better choice this time. Bring me the jewel box. I want to select a gift for her".

Outside, through the window, Jason sees Willie bring a box full of jewels to Barnabas, and sees Barnabas searching through it. His eyes widen with greed.

Willie tells Barnabas, "I know who the next Josette will be. Vicki Winters", but Barnabas only replies, "You'll have to wait and see".

Willie is outside the old house doing something. Suddenly, he sees someone familiar and, surprised, exclaims, "Jason!" Jason says, "I was just about to come to see you". Willie asks, "Why?" Jason replies, "To shake your hand and wish you a fond farewell". Willie, puzzled, asks, "You leaving? I thought you were getting married". Jason replies, "That part of the deal fell through". Willie smiles and says, "You can't fool me. The whole deal fell though, didn't it? The plans of the great Jason McGuire fell through!" He asks, "Where are you going now?" Jason replies, "Oh, maybe Florida for a little vacation, then Texas for an oil deal. Want to come along?". Willie declines, saying, "Things are working out fine for me right here". Jason remarks, "I've always taken good care of you. Now it's your turn to do me a little favor". Willie, realizing that Jason is asking for money, replies, "I don't have more than a few dollars I could give you". Jason tells him, "I'll need more than that, a lot more, and maybe you know where you can get it!". Willie replies, "No I don't", but Jason tells him, "Sure you do. All you do is dip your right hand in, curl the fingers, take out a handful, and put it into your pocket. Then you do the same thing with your left hand..." Willie asks, "Dip my hand in what?" Jason replies, "In that jewel chest in the Old House. I know it's there and so do you. I don't want all of it, just enough". Willie protests, "But it isn't mine..." Jason warns him, "I know all about what happened to Maggie Evans, and I know what's about to happen to Vicki Winters. You know what to do". Willie answers, "Yeah..." Jason tells him, "Don't take too long, lad. I have things to do". Willie replies, "I'll do it tomorrow at noon, when he's not there". Jason tell him, "All right, Willie. Meet me at the Blue Whale. You'd better be there".

Jason is sitting at the bar of the Blue Whale, drinking a mug of beer. Vicki Winters comes in through the front door. She sees Jason sitting there, and a look of distaste comes across her face. Nevertheless, she goes up to the bar and asks the Bartender, "Has Carolyn Stoddard been in here today?" Jason, seeing Vicki, exclaims, "Vicki! Mind if I speak to you for a few minutes and give a sort of farewell speech?" Vicki replies very coldly, "We've said all we have to say to each other". Jason asks, "What are you doing?" Vicki replies, "Looking for Carolyn. We haven't seen her since she heard the news her Mother killed her father. She hasn't heard the real story. I can't ever forgive you for what you did. You ruined the life of a wonderful woman for 18 years! I'm sorry to see you getting away with this and leaving Collinwood a free man." Jason mocks Vicki's innocence, telling her, "You live in fantasy world, Vicki, a world in which people could wear tags saying, 'Good' and 'Bad'. Maybe you should. You'd see that the people wearing the 'Bad' tags outnumber those wearing the 'Good'. By a considerable margin!" He makes a few cryptic remarks about knowing what's going to happen to her next, saying, "Too bad I won't be here to see it", but refuses to explain further. He then asks, "Victoria Winters. Just who are you and where do you come from?" Vicki asks, "Why ask that?" Jason replies, "Because I know you don't know. Well, I was here 18 years ago, and maybe I DO know". Vicki asks, "What do you know?" Jason replies, "What I know I'm taking with me". Vicki asks, "Are you just trying to hurt me?" Jason snidely replies, "Am I succeeding?" Vicki angrily leaves.

Jason is sitting at a table, drinking a beer. Willie comes in. Jason sarcastically remarks, "What happened, Willie, got lost?" Willie replies, "I had things to do. I got here as fast as I could". Jason asks Willie to share a farewell drink with him. Willie refuses, saying he doesn't have the time, but Jason insists, and Willie reluctantly sits down. Jason has the bartender bring two beers. Jason toasts, "To whatever the future holds for us!" and they drink. Jason declares, "The meeting is now in order. Willie, I believe you have a report to give. You have the floor!" Willie hands him a handkerchief. Jason opens it and finds a single brooch. Shocked, he asks, "What's this?!" Willie replies, "That's it". Jason says, "You can't be serious! I asked for handfuls!" Willie tells him, "That's all I could manage. Any more would be found out. It's better than nothing..." Jason complains, "This IS nothing!" Willie tells him, "That's all I can do for you." Jason furious, says, "That won't do, that won't do at all!" Willie tells him, "Well, that's all you're getting" and leaves.

The sun is about to set. Jason goes to the old house, breaks a pane of glass in the window, unlocks it, opens it, and sneaks in...

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Episode 275
(COL 2/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: June 28, 1967
Air Date: July 14, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
65
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Alfred Dillay as Hand of Barnabas

A yellow haze obscures the morning sun, and the meadows and forests and beaches surrounding Collinwood appear bleak and desolate in the hazy, curious half-light. It is as if day and night have intermingled; two worlds have become one. Inside the Great House there's a woman who is hovering between two worlds; the waking world and the world of dreams. For though she has been purged of fears and guilts that have haunted her for years, she has come to know an even greater desperation.

Elizabeth is lying in bed. She moans, "Carolyn, where are you? Where did you go? Where? I must find you!" She tries to get up but finds she can't, "Why did the doctor give me that injection? I need Carolyn! That expression on her face... All she could say was, 'You killed my father!'. She hates me. Maybe I'll never see her again. She's got to know the truth! Where are you, where?"

Meanwhile, Carolyn is walking along the beach. She returns to Collinwood, pauses at the door briefly, then opens it and goes in.

Carolyn goes upstairs to Elizabeth's room and goes inside. She calls, "Mother?" Getting no answer, she says it twice more, "Mother? Mother?" Finally, Elizabeth replies, "Carolyn?" Carolyn says, "Hello, Mother". Elizabeth, apparently disoriented, asks, "Carolyn?" Carolyn replies, "Yes". Elizabeth asks, "Is it really you or a dream?" Carolyn replies, "It's really me. I've come home, and I'm going to stay." Elizabeth asks, "Where have you been?" Carolyn replies, "Out, just wandering around. I had to think and decide a lot of things. I have." Noticing that her mother seems a bit strange, Carolyn asks, "What's the matter? Are you sick?" Elizabeth explains, "No, the doctor gave me something to make me sleep". Carolyn tells her, "Then you'd better sleep. Sorry about running away. I'll never do it again". Elizabeth asks, "You? Sorry?" Carolyn replies, "Yes, I should have known better, I should have known that everything you did, you did for me. You're my mother and I love you." Elizabeth mutters, "This mustn't be a dream!" Carolyn continues, "We'll get the best lawyers in the country. I'll be there right beside you all through the trial". Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "There's not going to be a trial" and tells her the truth. Carolyn is shocked and mutters, "My father..."

It is later. Elizabeth is sitting up in bed, totally normal, the sedatives having worn off. Carolyn brings a cup of coffee in for her. Elizabeth asks, "You really are home, and I really did tell you the truth?" Carolyn replies, "Most of it. I telephoned the sheriff and he filled me in on the rest. Elizabeth remarks, "And you came back to stand by me..." Carolyn says of Paul, "He must've been a cruel man". Elizabeth replies, "Yes, he was a cruel man. It's a strange feeling to know that he's still alive somewhere.". Carolyn asks, "Why didn't you ever tell me the truth before?" Elizabeth replies, "I was afraid it'd make you hate me". Carolyn remarks, "To think, you almost married Jason McGuire!" Elizabeth assures her, "He's gone now. The sheriff gave him 24 hours to leave town. He's probably a hundred miles away from here by now".

But he isn't. Jason, having just broken into the Old House, closes the window behind him and starts to search the room. He is startled to hear a voice exclaim, "Jason!" He turns and sees that it's Willie. Willie asks, "What are you doing here?" Jason replies, "Tending to a little unfinished business, Willie". Willie warns him, "You're taking a big chance coming here! You could end up in big trouble!". Jason is unworried, "The sheriff will never think of looking for me here". Willie explains, "I'm not talking about the sheriff. Mr. Collins is home". Jason, unworried, replies, "I can take care of Mr. Collins." Willie asks, "We had a bargain. Why didn't you leave town?" Jason replies, "You didn't uphold your end of the bargain. You only brought me one lousy piece of jewelry. I saw a whole box full of jewelry, and I'm going to get them. Where are they?" Willie replies, "I can't tell you!". Jason grabs Willie in a hammerlock and threatens to kill him if he doesn't tell. Willie finally gasps, "In the basement!" Jason remarks, "That's more like it, Willie. Now we're going to go down into he basement and you're going to tell me where they are". Willie cries, "No! Barnabas is down there!" Jason replies, "So? I can handle him". Willie exclaims, "I've gotta tell you. It's the only way I can stop you from going down there. Barnabas is not alive! He's dead, but he comes back to life at night. He'll kill you!" Jason exclaims, "That's ridiculous!" and starts to drag Willie downstairs. Willie screams, "No, Jason! The sun is about to set! You don't know what you're doing!"

Jason drags Willie down into the basement. Willie screams, "Jason! You shouldn't be down here! I tried to warn you, but..." Jason notices the coffin sitting in the middle of the room and asks, "What kind of room is this? What's this coffin doing here?" Willie warns him, "Stay away from that coffin!" Jason asks, "Why? Are the jewels in there?" Willie replies, "No! There are no jewels in there!" Jason asks, "Where are they, then?" Willie replies, "On the table!" He scoops up some jewels lying on a table and gives them to him. Jason complains, "That's all?" Willie tells him, "Mr. Collins wanted me to sell those for him today! The rest are sealed up in the wall! There's not enough time for me to get them for you! Go, please, you already a small fortune in jewels already!" Jason replies, "I don't believe you. They weren't sealed in the wall last night. They're in that coffin, aren't they? I'm going to open it up, and you're not going to stop me". Willie, pauses, and frustrated and unable to think of anything else to say, says, "OK then, open it up! I tried to warn you, I tried!" Jason goes to the coffin, remarks, "That's right, Willie, you tried to warn me, but I wouldn't listen to you, would I?" and opens the coffin. An expression of horror appears on his face. A left hand shoots out of the coffin and grabs him by the throat...

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Episode 276
(COL 2/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: June 29, 1967
Air Date: July 17, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
66
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire (cliff hanger only)
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins

Collinwood is a legend for those who know it. The Great House represents a heritage of fabulous wealth. There have been many men driven by avarice who have wished to plunder its walls. Such a man has attempted to seize a large part of the Collins fortune, but through his own avarice has failed. Now in another house on the Great Estate, he is engaged in a last, desperate plot to satisfy his greed. And, in doing so, he is courting his own destruction.

Barnabas has come out of his coffin and standing in the cellar. Jason McGuire is lying next to the coffin. Willie asks, "Is he..." Barnabas replies, "Yes. He's dead". Willie moans, "You killed him! You killed him!" Barnabas replies, "How could I let him live? He knew too much". Willie continues to moan, "He's dead! Jason's dead!" Barnabas asks, "What was he doing down here?" Willie replies, "I brought him down here. I had to. He saw the jewels, he was prowling around and looking through the window last night. He broke in and threatened to kill me if I didn't tell me where the jewels were". Barnabas, furious, tells Willie, "You know I'm vulnerable before the sundown! Why did you bring him down here?" Willie tries to explain, "The sun was about to go down...", but Barnabas refuses to accept the explanation and tells Willie, "I'm going to have to punish you for this. I'll deal with you later. The matter at hand is to get rid of the body. We'll have to put it where no one will ever find it. The secret room. Until you, no one had gone in there for over a hundred years." Willie remarks, "He was always curious about that secret room. Now he's going to be buried there". Barnabas takes one end of Jason and tells Willie to take the other. Willie tries, but pulls back, saying, "I can't! He was my friend!" Barnabas says, "But you said he threatened to kill you!" Willie replies, "Yes, but before we came here, we were good friends". Barnabas remarks, "You're starting to show an appalling sentimentality, Willie". Willie replies, "You wouldn't understand. You've never had a friend die". Barnabas says, "Yes, I had a friend die before". Willie asks, "Josette?" Barnabas replies, "No, someone else. She lived long before I knew Josette. She was very young when she died. She was very dear to me. I mourned her death for a long time..." Willie remarks, "You sound almost..." Barnabas remarks, "Almost human? Now we have some work to do!" They pick Jason up and start to carry him up the stairs. Willie notices that Jason's cap has fallen off and is lying by the coffin, and tells Barnabas, "Barnabas! Jason's cap!" Barnabas replies, "We'll get it later" and they go upstairs. Suddenly, the little girl Sarah appears in the basement. She picks up Jason's cap, looks at it, then puts it on top of the coffin...

Dr. Woodard is in Dr. Julia Hoffman's office at Windcliff Hospital looking at Sam's drawing of Sarah. He asks Hoffman, "Have you shown this sketch to Maggie Evans yet?" Dr. Hoffman replies, "No, not yet". Woodard asks, "Why not? She might very well recognize he child in the picture." Hoffman replies, "I'm afraid it'll cause a setback". Woodard tells her, "I'm willing to take that chance. The best way to help Maggie is to find the madman who kidnapped her, and showing her this sketch may help catch him". Hoffman remarks, "In time". Woodard complains, "There's a chance he might find out Maggie's still alive if we wait any longer. I insist we show Maggie Evans this sketch immediately!" Hoffman says, "She's MY patient!" Woodard retorts, "She's MY patient too! I'm going to show her this picture today, with or without your permission!" Hoffman replies, "All right, but your going to have to take responsibility for the consequences!" There's a knock at the door. Hoffman remarks, "There she is right now. Come in!" A nurse opens the door and brings Maggie in. Hoffman tells the nurse, "All right, Miss Jackson, leave her here and I'll call you when we're finished". The nurse leaves. Dr. Woodard tells Maggie, "I have a picture to show you, Maggie, a very special picture". Julia Hoffman warns, "Are you sure you want to go through with this?" Woodard replies, "Yes" and shows the sketch of the girl to Maggie. At first, Maggie shows no response at all, just saying, "Little girl. Little girl". Dr. Hoffman tells Woodard, "It's obvious the picture doesn't carry any meaning for her". Woodard, looking disappointed, has to agree, "I'm afraid you're right", but at that moment, Maggie starts to say, "Sarah...The little girl...Sarah!" Woodard asks, "Sarah? Sarah who? What's her last name, Maggie?", but Maggie just keeps saying, "Sarah... Sarah..." Woodard asks, "How did you meet her, Maggie?" Maggie replies, "She came to play with me". Woodard asks, "Where?" Maggie replies, "In the room". Woodard asks, "What room?" Maggie suddenly starts to act frightened and screams, "Scared! I'm scared!" Hoffman warns Woodard, "You've pushed her too far...", but Woodard continues, "Stay calm, Maggie. Try to tell me about this room. Where was it?" Maggie replies, "I was trying to escape. She said she'd help me. Little girl...riddle..." She starts to recite the riddle, "One, two away they flew, Three four, near the door. Five, six, count the bricks". She get up out of the chair and frantically starts to count some imaginary bricks in the air, repeating, "Five, six, count the bricks....Escape! I've got to escape!" She then starts to sing, "London Bridge". When she gets to the part, "Take the key and lock her up", she becomes completely distraught.

Julia Hoffman calls Miss Jackson back in and has her take Maggie back to her room, telling the nurse, "Give her a sedative. I'll be there later". The nurse takes Maggie away. Dr. Hoffman tells Woodard, "Well, I hope you're satisfied. You've impeded my progress with Maggie Evans just as you did when you brought her father here." Woodard replies, "I disagree. I think we've made progress". Hoffman replies, "All we learned was that she was held prisoner in a room somewhere. That doesn't tell us anything at all". Woodard disagrees, "No, I disagree. We've established a connection between her and this little girl. I'm convinced that this child will give us the clue to this case wide open!"

Willie and Barnabas take Jason's body to Eagle Hill cemetery and bury it under the flagstones in the secret room. Willie says, "Let's go". Barnabas remarks over Jason's grave, "Goodbye, Mr. McGuire. You might have lived, but your greed destroyed you". Barnabas and Willie exit the secret room into the tomb and close the secret door. Willie says, "Let's go", but Barnabas just stands there. Willie asks, "What are you thinking about?" Barnabas replies, "About how bad it is I had to defile this tomb with the body of Jason McGuire". Willie remarks, "Oh yeah. it was your family, wasn't it?" He goes to the plaques on the wall and starts to read them aloud. "Joshua Collins". Barnbas says, "That was my father. He thought he was being merciful, but he was wrong..." Willie reads the second plaque, "Naomi Collins. I remember reading about her in the family history. She was very beautiful". Barnabas replies, "Yes." Willie reads the third plaque, "Sarah Collins. I don't remember reading anything about her". Barnabas explains, "She was my sister. She was very young when he died, only 9 years old. The day before she died, she had broken her doll. She was so happy when I mended it for her. She died holding it in her arms". Willie asks, "Is that the friend you were talking about?", but Barnabas only replies, "Perhaps. She's buried here for eternity...Let's go". They leave. The little girl appears in the corner of the tomb, clutching a doll in her arms. She goes to the third sarcophagus and sits down on it, right under the plaque reading, "Sarah Collins, 1786-1796".

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Episode 277
(COL 2/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: July 5, 1967
Air Date: July 18, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
67
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The strange needs of a man who has crossed from another world will have a lasting effect on those who are innocent. He walks the Earth a lonely, desolate soul, searching for a relationship that can never be real.

Barnabas is in Josette's room, listening to Josette's music box and looking thoughtful. Willie comes in and tells Barnabas, "I've checked around town. Word is that Jason left town because the sheriff ordered him to". He continues, "I knew you'd be up here. You've been spending a lot of time up here." Barnabas replies, "I've been thinking about the future, about my plans. I've decided to waste no further time. This room will be occupied very soon!" Willie warns, "If another girl disappears the same way Maggie Evans did, people are going to get suspicious..." Barnabas assures Willie things are going to be different this time, "Maggie Evans was brought here unwillingly, the next girl will come here of her own free will". Barnabas tells Willie now that he's finished his renovation of the old house, he's decided to invite the Collins family over for a gathering. He muses, "A dinner party would be too formal. Of course! A costume party! Everyone will come here dressed in clothing of the period! We will be recreating a moment from the past! And Miss Winters will be wearing Josette's dress!"

At Collinwood, Elizabeth is sitting at the desk doing some work. Roger, in the room with her, asks, "Liz, why do you have to spend so much time on the company accounts?" Elizabeth replies, "They have to be done". Roger says, "Yes, but why do it here at night? Why not come down to the office? There's no reason for you to stay here all the time anymore. The reason you've kept yourself in this house for 18 years no longer exists. There's nothing to protect, nothing to hide. You haven't seen all the improvements made at the cannery in the last 18 years." Elizabeth agrees, "All right". Roger replies, "Marvelous! They'll be delighted to see you there again!". He promises, "I'll give you a guided tour!" He asks, "Now that Jason McGuire is gone, I take it we won't need to continue that position you created for him". Elizabeth replies, "No". Roger remarks, "I wonder, exactly where IS Jason McGuire right now". Elizabeth asks, "You don't doubt he's gone, do you?" Roger replies, "The wardrobe you bought him is still in his room. He has very expensive tastes. I don't think he would leave without that. It would give him some measure of victory in this total defeat. And his personal things are still here, including his razor. A man usually takes his razor with him when he travels." Elizabeth asks, "He left everything?" Roger replies, "Yes. One thing's certain. He didn't leave by bus or train. The sheriff checked. The last place he was seen was the Blue Whale. He was having drink with his friend Willie Loomis. It seemed to turn into a argument, and they left separately. That was the last time anyone saw Jason McGuire.". Elizabeth remarks, "Vicki ran into him at the Blue Whale too. She gave him quite a tongue lashing. He told her he was leaving." Both Roger and Elizabeth are puzzled. Elizabeth suggests, "Maybe he took the sheriff literally and left immediately without packing. I have the feeling he's gone. He wouldn't want to stay at the scene of such a defeat for him. If he doesn't call for his things to be sent to him in the next week, I'll give them to charity". Roger snidely remarks, "Oh, I'd like that idea. He'd hate it!"

There's a knock at the front doors of Collinwood. Vicki answers. It's Barnabas. She joyfully greets him, "Hello, Mr. Collins!" Barnabas, standing outside, remarks on how enjoyable the view of the ocean from the front door is, saying, "Jeremiah Collins certainly knew what he was doing when he built the house here". He starts to ramble about how pleasant the view is in the moonlight, how much better the soft moonlight is than the harsh sunlight. He remarks, "How difficult it is to believe that the beautiful light of the moon is but a reflection of the light of the ugly sun". Vicki is very puzzled at Barnabas' description of the sun as ugly and protests, "Man was designed to live with the sun". Barnabas replies, "I've been re-designed to live without it". Vicki is puzzled and asks what he means. Barnabas replies, "Simply that I find myself more active and alive during the night". Vicki asks, "Then when do you sleep?" Barnabas replies, "I find the time".

They go inside into the foyer. Barnabas tells Vicki that he knows she's interested in history. He tells her he's got quite a library of books on history and she's welcome to come by and take a look at them any time she wants. He adds, "I have some interesting plans to recreate a moment of the past". Vicki asks, "What?" Barnabas coyly replies, "I'll tell you later". They go into the drawing room. Roger and Elizabeth are in there. Barnabas announces, "I have an idea that I hope appeals to all of us. I've completed the restorations to most of my house, and I would like to show it to all of you. I would like to have a small party, a costume party! Everyone is to come wearing a costume of the Collins family." Roger asks, "When are you planning to have this party?" Barnabas replies, "This Friday evening". Roger complains, "That's rather short notice to find a costume". Barnabas tells him that that won't be a problem, "I've found a trunk containing the actual clothing our ancestors wore, carefully preserved." Elizabeth remarks, in a funny tone, "We're going to be wearing those clothes?!" Roger and Vicki tell Barnabas they think it's a wonderful idea. Elizabeth just sits there, not saying anything. Barnabas asks her, "You will come, won't you?" Elizabeth replies, "I don't think so..."

Roger comes out of the door under the stairs into the foyer then into the drawing room. He tells Elizabeth, "I've put Barnabas in the study. I've never seen such a look of disappointment! Give me one good reason you can't go to the party!" Elizabeth replies, "I don't want to go and that's sufficient!" Roger says, "You're acting like a recluse again!" Elizabeth angrily tells him, "I don't ever want to hear that word again!" She tells him, "Something about this party doesn't seem right to me. All this living in the past". Roger tells her to come to see what it's like, assuring her, "If you don't like it, I'll drive you home". Elizabeth agrees. Roger calls out to Vicki, who's in the foyer, to bring Barnabas back into the drawing room. Elizabeth tells Barnabas she's decided to accept his invitation and asks him to tell more about his plans. Barnabas replies, "Each of us is to dress as a member of the Collins family..." Roger interrupts, "It takes no imagination to guess who you're coming as. Your namesake. The original Barnabas". Barnabas replies, "Yes. And you'll be coming as a very wealthy Collins. Joshua Collins". Roger jokes, "That would make me your father". Barnabas replies, "Yes". Elizabeth asks, "And me?" Barnabas replies, "Naomi Collins, Joshua Collin's wife". Elizabeth remarks, "Very appropriate. I've seen pictures of her and noted the resemblance". Vicki asks, "And who will I be coming as?" Barnabas replies, "You will be Josette Collins".

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Episode 278
(COL 2/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: July 3, 1967
Air Date: July 19, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
68
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Sharon Smyth as Sarah
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

An invitation has come to Collinwood. An invitation to enter the past. A party at which the clothes worn by the guests will belong to another time, as well as to another identity. Where for a few candlelit hours, an evening long dead will live again. But the past like the future can hold its uncertainties, and no one can prophesize where this journey out of time will lead. One can only follow the strange and melancholy man who will be its guide.

In the living room of the old house, Barnabas, in an exasperated tone, asks Willie, "I made a very simple request, I don't know why you can't comply". Willie answers, "They'll never be used. Mrs. Stoddard and Miss Winters will never come to a costume party." He warns, "They'll just laugh at you and you'll get angry." Barnabas tells Willie, "It's a good thing you're only my servant and not my advisor. I've already asked and they've already accepted. Now bring that trunk down to Josette's room and meet me there".

Willie brings a trunk down to Josette's room. Barnabas says, "Thank you. Now open it, please". Willie opens it, looks at the clothes inside, and asks, "You're really going to wear these old clothes?" Barnabas says, "Old?! They look just as they did when they were first worn!" Willie remarks the he can't believe Barnabas could have convinced the Collins's to come to a costume party. Barnabas replies, "I had more than one advocate helping me." Willie asks, "Who?" Barnabas replies, "My cousin Roger, for one. Victoria Winters, for another. She was quite enchanted with the idea. I intend to reward her". Willie asks, "How?". Barnabas replies, "You know". Willie begs, "She never did anything to hurt you! Why do you have to hurt her? She's coming as Josette, isn't she?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Willie asks, "Does it have to be Vicki?" Barnabas says, "You're starting to irritate me, Willie", and refuses to discuss the matter further, saying, "I have to make a call on my Cousin Elizabeth", but Willie continues to warn him against having the party, saying, "It could give people the idea that they can drop by any time they wanted to", but Barnabas refuses to discuss the matter, angrily warning Willie, "If you continue arguing, you could get into a great deal of trouble!". Barnabas leaves, leaving Willie with a look of anguish on his face.

Barnabas goes to Collinwood, and in the drawing room, asks Elizabeth, "If you don't have any plans for Miss Winters tonight, and if she consents, perhaps she can come over to the old house and help select the old clothes we are to wear for the party". Vicki exclaims, "I'd be happy to!" Elizabeth begins to have second thoughts and tells Barnabas, "I know I've already accepted your invitation, but I'm not sure I can come. Barnabas, do we have to wear the clothes you found? I'd be uncomfortable wearing the actual clothes our ancestors wore, getting so close to the past." Barnabas tells her, "Perhaps if you'd be too uncomfortable, we could dispense with the costumes". Vicki, looks crestfallen, remarks, "I guess I won't be able to wear one of those beautiful dresses that belonged to Josette" Seeing how disappointed Vicki is, Elizabeth says, "You were looking forward to the costumes as much as the party, weren't you, Vicki? Just because my silly ideas, I shouldn't ruing everyone's enjoyment". She agrees to the costumes. Vicki ecstatically exclaims, "Then I WILL be Josette after all!" Barnabas asks, "That pleases you, doesn't it?" Vicki answers, "Very, very much!".

Sarah is in Josette's room. From outside comes Barnabas' voice saying, "I think Willie put the trunk in here". Vicki and Barnabas go into Josette's room. By the time they come in, Sarah is gone. Vicki asks, "This was her room?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Noticing that Barnabas seems preoccupied in thought, Vicki asks, "What's the matter?" Barnabas replies, "Nothing, I just feel odd sensation that someone was in here". Vicki says, "I feel it too". They dismiss it as probably nothing. Barnabas tells Vicki, "Here's the trunk and here's the clothing". Vicki takes a white dress out of the trunk and admires it. She asks who it belonged to. Barnabas replies, "You have only to look at the portrait" and gestures towards the portrait of Josette above the fireplace. Vicki looks at the portrait, sees that Josette's wearing the very dress in it, and exclaims, "It's Josette's! It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!" Barnabas tells her it's the dress she's to wear for the party. Vicki replies, "I can't!" but Barnabas insists. Vicki remarks, "If I could wear dresses like this all the time, I'd be very happy, and very vain!" Barnabas smiles. Vicki takes another dress out of the trunk and remarks, "This will do very well for Carolyn. Who's is it? Oh, here's a monogram. It says M. C.". Barnabas replies, "She'd be Millicent Collins". Vicki takes a man's coat out of the trunk and asks, "I wonder if Roger could wear these". Barnabas replies, "Oh, that's not right. Roger is to come as Joshua Collins. Those were Jeremiah's". Vicki asks him how he know. Barnabas replies, "I've seen it in pictures". He takes another coat from the trunk and tells Vicki it's a coat belonging to Joshua. Vicki takes a dress from the trunk and exclaims, "Look! A little girl's dress!" Barnabas asks, "Where'd you get that?" Vicki replies, "From in the trunk. Who's is it?" Barnabas replies, "I'm not sure. There was a little girl, the daughter of Joshua and Naomi Collins". Vicki remarks, "That would've been the sister of the original Barnabas in the foyer". Barnabas replies, "Yes. She died young. They say she was a lovely little child. They say her brother loved her very much..." He sounds very sad. Vicki remarks, "You sound almost as if you knew her". Barnabas replies that his ancestors are very real to him. They talk about the Collins ancestors. Barnabas remarks, "You miss having a family identity, don't you? You'll soon find out what it's like to have one when you become Josette. You'll have her whole heritage." Vicki asks, "Become?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. For the party. You'll become Josette". Vicki replies, "Become Josette... I like the idea of becoming Josette. At least for the evening". Barnabas says, "Yes. For the evening..."

Vicki brings the dress back to Collinwood. In the drawing room, she tells Elizabeth, "The rest of the clothes are at the old house, but I just HAD to show you this!" Elizabeth remarks, "You seem to share my cousins preoccupation for the past". Vicki replies, "Mr. Collins does seem to be someone who almost belongs more in the past than the present. Sometimes when he talks about it, it almost seems more like he's remembering it rather than just recounting it". She adds sadly, "It seems almost like he's lost in the present, that he'd be more comfortable in the past. But he'll never find it, it's gone forever".

Barnabas is in Josette's room listening to the Josette's music box again. Willie comes in and remarks, "I saw her leave with the dress". Barnabas tells Willie, "Tomorrow, bring the trunk to Collinwood". Willie looks through some of the clothes which Vicki and Barnabas had taken out of the trunk and put on the bed. He finds the little girl's dress and asks, "Where did this come from?" Barnabas replies, "The trunk". Willie asks, "This was in the trunk with all the other clothes? This was the kind of dress...No, it couldn't be". Barnabas asks, "What?" Willie continues, "Remember that little girl I told you I found playing outside? She was wearing a dress like this". Barnabas replies, "Ridiculous! You must have been imagining it. This dress was worn by a little girl long, long ago!" Willie replies, "I don't think I could have been wrong...", but Barnabas cuts him off, "Come on, I have more important things for you to do than make preposterous statements". Willie continues, "She had long hair...", but Barnabas tells him, "I'm not interested! Now come!" They leave, closing the door behind them.

Moments later, the little girl appears in the room again. She sees the dress on the bed, picks it up and exclaims, "My dress! My blue dress! I've found my blue dress!"

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Episode 279
(COL 2/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: June 30, 1967
Air Date: July 20, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
69
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The dark mantle of deception hangs heavily over Collinwood. There are those who are about to play a game that death has devised. A game that death cannot lose. They don the garments that will transform them into other people from another time. Garments that will help forward a diabolical scheme.

Carolyn is in her room, dressed in the old dress she is to wear to the party. There's a knock at the door. It's Vicki. Vicki comes in, dressed in an old dress too. Carolyn remarks, "When's the minuet start?" Vicki replies, "There won't be one unless I can get the back of this dress buttoned up". Carolyn helps Vicki button up the back of her dress. Vicki asks, "Do I look all right?" Carolyn replies, "If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were Josette Collins". Vicki seems to react strangely to this. Carolyn asks, "What's the matter?" Vicki replies, "When you said that name, the strangest feeling came over me". Carolyn asks, "What kind of feeling?" Vicki replies, "The feeling that I'd worn this dress before, that I'd experienced this moment before!" Carolyn replies, "When I put on this dress of Millicent Collins, I felt a chill, like I shouldn't be in it, like it was some sort of intrusion. This party sounded like a good idea, but now I'm not so sure..." Vicki tells her she still thinks its a good idea. They discuss the tomorrow night's party. Carolyn is happy at the thought that her mother is finally going out to a party after 18 years. Vicki remarks, "I'm proud that, at least for one night, I'll be a member of the Collins family". Carolyn replies, "If anyone deserves to be a member of the Collins family, Vicki, it's you". Vicki goes to the mirror, looks at her reflection and says, "Vicki Collins. Vicki Collins. No. Josette Collins! It has to be Josette Collins!"

At the old house, Willie is doing some cleaning up. Barnabas tells him, "Everything has got to be immaculate! Everything is going very well. Tomorrow night will be an occasion long remembered. Nothing must go wrong. Everything must go as I have planned. It is the most important night in my life." Willie assures him, "It'll work out". Barnabas replies, "Yes, I'm sure it will".

There's a knock at the door of Collinwood. Carolyn answers and happily exclaims, "Burke! Come in, will you?" Burke comes in and tells Carolyn she'd like to speak to Vicki. Carolyn tells Burke, "Vicki's upstairs. I'll get her". As she is about to go up, Burke asks her, "I've never asked you. Is everything all right?" Carolyn replies, "For once, everything is." Burke asks, "Have you gotten all that biker stuff out of your system?" Carolyn assures him she has. Carolyn thanks him for all the help he's given to the family. Vicki comes downstairs. Carolyn jokes, "There's a salesman here to see you". Vicki asks, "A salesman? What's he selling?" Going alone with the joke, Burke replies, "Subscriptions". He takes her into the drawing room and continues, "I'm selling subscriptions to a dinner of the week club." He invites her to have dinner with him tomorrow night. At first, she accepts, saying "I'd love to!", but then says, "Oh, I can't. I'm going to a party tomorrow night. Barnabas Collins is giving a party for the family tomorrow night. It's a special party. Everyone's coming dressed an ancestor. Mr. Collins is supplying the clothes. Carolyn is coming as Millicent Collins. Mrs. Stoddard is coming as Naomi Collins, and Roger as Joshua Collins". Burke asks, "And you, who are you going as?" Vicki replies, "Josette Collins". Burke remarks, "Josette Collins. I don't like that. I don't like that at all! Why Josette Collins?" Vicki explains, "Mr. Collins picked it out for me". Burke asks, "Why not Carolyn or Mrs. Stoddard?" Vicki replies, "Because I resemble her in a way". Burke tells her, "Something bothers me about this. I don't know what. Maybe it dates back to the sťance where Josette Collins spoke through you". Vicki protests, "That's just a coincidence!" Burke remarks, "Maybe so. I just wish I could be there with you". Vicki excitedly says, "Maybe you could come!" Burke says, "I couldn't very well go marching down to the old house and ask!". Vicki tells him, "But I can!" Burke says, "No thanks, I don't have any business being at a family party anyway", but Vicki insists, saying, "Drive me down to the Old House and I'll ask". Burke protests, "But I'd look funny in those old clothes!", but Vicki assures him, "You'll look marvelous!". Burke finally gives up, "All right, all right, I'll drive you down to the old house!".

There's a knock at the door of the old house. Willie answers. It's Vicki. She comes in and asks for Barnabas. She asks Willie, "Are you going to be at the party? You really should be. After all, it's your restoration work everyone'll be coming to see. You really deserve to have some fun. You never smile". Willie replies, "Thanks, but a lot of things you deserve you never get, and some things you get that you don't deserve". Barnabas, who's come into the room, remarks, "That's an interesting philosophy, Willie, but I'm dedicated to seeing that everyone gets what I think they deserve. I know one thing you deserve, Willie, you deserve a respite from your work". He tells Willie to take a break and Willie leaves. Vicki tells Barnabas, "There's something I wanted to ask you about tomorrow night. It seems there's only going to be four of us there. I was wondering if I couldn't bring a guest". Barnabas asks, "Who do you have in mind?" Vicki asks, "Burke Devlin". Barnabas asks, "Burke Devlin? Why him?" Vicki replies, "I had a previous engagement with him for tomorrow night I forgot about." Barnabas, not seeming to like the idea, says, "But the party was to be only for family members..." Vicki replies, "Yes, but you've already made an exception for me". Barnabas tells her, "That's different. You're almost family". Vicki begs, "Please, it would mean so much to me". Barnabas asks, "Would it?" Vicki replies, "Yes, and I'm sure he'd be a great asset to the party". Barnabas says, "Perhaps you're right. There is a role he could play - a very important member of the family - Jeremiah Collins". Vicki remarks, "The husband of Josette Collins". Barnabas replies, "Yes, and the man who built Collinwood. The party would be incomplete without Jeremiah Collins. Tell Mr. Devlin I'll have the clothes he is to wear sent to him in the morning". Vicki excuses herself, telling Barnabas that Burke is waiting for her outside in the car. Barnabas says, "Good night, Josette". Vicki is at first taken aback by this, but then replies, "Good night, Barnabas".

After Vicki leaves, Barnabas shouts, "Willie!" Willie comes back into the room. Barnabas tells him, "There will be another guest, Willie". Willie asks, "Who?" Barnabas replies, "Burke Devlin." Willie, surprised, asks, "Burke Devlin?" Barnabas replies, "It's something Miss Winters wanted, but could be very useful to me. Burke Devlin is coming as Jeremiah Collins. That doesn't mean anything to you, but to me, Jeremiah Collins was an object of hate. He was the worse enemy I ever had. Had time permitted, I might have destroyed him. Tomorrow night, I may very well have that opportunity..."

Blooper: The end credits show a shot of Josette's room aimed at the window to the left of the fireplace. Though it is supposedly in a second story room, a stage hand can be seen lurking around outside the window.

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Episode 280
(COL 2/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: July 4, 1967
Air Date: July 21, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
70
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The night wind murmurs through the ancient trees surrounding Collinwood. Sounding like hushed voices speaking in whispers. Voices from the past, whispering from a void that transcends time. On this night, the voices may be heard most clearly in the forest surrounding a gloomy, forbidding Old House. For there is one in that house who would transcend time this night, who would cause the past to merge with the present. Who would cause the Land of the Living to merge with the Land of the Dead.

Barnabas is in Josette's room, dressed in old clothes for the party. He is looking through a book with drawings of people in it. Willie comes in and says, "Everything is ready. When are the guests coming?" Barnabas replies, "Soon". Willie asks, "What are you looking at?" Barnabas replies, "A book of family portraits". Looking at the open book, he remarks, "Naomi Collins. Elizabeth resembles her very much. It'll be like seeing my mother again tonight". He turns the page then says, "The resemblance of Roger Collins to Joshua Collins isn't quite as pronounced, but still, it is there.". He turns the page again. Willie asks, "Who's that?" Barnabas replies, "Jeremiah Collins." Willie asks, "Why did you hate him so much?" Barnabas replies, "He stood in the way of me and Josette! I loathed him. Every moment I saw him I wished him dead. And with Burke Devlin cast in the role of Jeremiah Collins, we will see him again tonight!"

At Collinwood, Carolyn and Roger are in the drawing room, both dressed in clothes from the past. Carolyn complains that she feels strange. Roger replies, "You're just nervous". Carolyn tells him, "I've felt strange ever since putting this dress on". Roger replies, "Nonsense. That dress is very becoming. This party is a good idea. It'll get your mother out of the house." Elizabeth comes into the room, dressed in Naomi's dress. Roger says, "You look splendid!", but Elizabeth once again complains that she doesn't really want to go. Roger and Carolyn both tell her she's already agreed to go and can't back out now. Vicki comes into the room. Roger compliments her on how she looks. Carolyn remarks, "You look just like the portrait of Josette Collins". Roger notes that it's time to go to the party and remarks, "Burke is not very punctual". Everyone leaves except Vicki, who stays to wait for Burke.

At the old house, Barnabas looks at the portrait of Josette and begs, "This time, don't disappoint me. Let me come to you. Accept me. I've waited so long for you". Willie comes into the room and tells Barnabas, "The guests are all here, all except for Vicki and Mr. Devlin". Noticing that Barnabas is holding Josette's music box, Willie, with sudden backbone in his voice, demands, "What are you going to do with that? You're going to give it to Miss Winters, aren't you?" He warns Barnabas, "She won't accept it. It won't be as easy to make her come to you willingly as you think!". Barnabas replies, "You'll find that you're wrong". Willie tries another tack, "There are those who will stop you". Barnabas asks, "Who?" Willie suggests, "Burke Devlin". Barnabas replies, "I don't think Burke Devlin will pose much of a problem". Willie asks, "What are you planning to do to him?". Barnabas asks, "What makes you think I'm planning to do anything to him?" Willie replies, "I know you're planning something", but Barnabas just says, "My plans are my own. My guests are waiting" and leaves without answering.

Roger, Elizabeth and Carolyn are down in the living room admiring the restoration work Barnabas has done. Roger remarks, "It's just like stepping into the past". Carolyn agrees, but says, "I'm not sure I like it". Elizabeth says, "Neither do I". Barnabas comes downstairs. Roger compliments him on his restoration of the old house. Barnabas replies, "Thank you. It was a labor of love". He looks at Elizabeth and starts to say, "Dressed like that, you have a remarkable resemblance to my..." then stops. Elizabeth asks, "Great great grandmother?" Barnabas says, "Yes". He asks Roger, "Would you like a claret cup?" remarking, "It was always a favorite of yours". Roger asks, "You mean of Joshua Collins". Barnabas replies, "Yes" and ladles him a cup from a punch bowl on a table by the wall. Carolyn remarks the Vicki and Burke will be coming soon as Josette and Jeremiah Collins. Roger remarks, "It's quite appropriate that Burke is coming as Jeremiah. He was Josette's husband, wasn't he?" Barnabas replies, "Yes", rather coldly. Carolyn remarks, remarks, "Josette and Jeremiah loved each other very much." Barnabas angrily exclaims, "That's not true!" then apologizes for getting emotional, explaining, "There are many false versions of the legends going around, and it upsets me when I hear one". Vicki and Burke come. Barnabas tells Vicki she's lovely. Burke just says, rather coldly, "Hello, Collins".

Barnabas toasts, "To the past, and all its remembered glories!" Vicki remarks, "When I walked in, it felt just like I was walking into the past". Roger says, "It must be the candlelight", but Vicki replies, "No, it's more than that". Elizabeth exclaims, "Listen! A bell is tolling the hour!" Barnabas explains, "It's the old chapel bell in the valley". Elizabeth says, "I didn't know you could here it from here". Barnabas tells her, "Yes, sometimes at night it's quite distinct". Roger remarks, "Eleven o'clock. Just an hour before midnight. The perfect time for ghosts..." Carolyn tells him not to talk about things like that. Elizabeth suddenly complains, "It's suddenly become cold, very cold". Barnabas apologizes, "I'm sorry, but this old house is quite drafty". Suddenly, Elizabeth exclaims, "OH! I just felt someone touch me, it felt like a hand, on my shoulder!" Roger says, "How can that be? There's no one near you". Elizabeth replies, "I know!" Barnabas looks around the room, a worried look on his face. Carolyn says, "Mother, you must be imagining things". Everyone agrees, except Roger, who says, "Could you have been touched by a ghost? You know all the legends of ghosts at Collinwood. What if one of them wants to contact us? I think we should meet it halfway. I think we should have a sťance! I think there's actually something in the room, something that's trying to contact us! Perhaps Joshua, or Naomi, or..." Barnabas sternly says, "Roger, I must warn you. I'm not fond of parlor games". Roger replies, "This is not a parlor game. We had one at the main house and it was quite successful". Barnabas says, "I must protest", but Roger insists and starts to move a table. Barnabas says again, "I must protest!" Elizabeth tells Barnabas, "Don't bother. Once Roger gets an idea in his head, there's nothing you can do about it". Roger moves the table to the center of the room and puts a candlestick on it. He asks that everyone bring their chairs to the table. They do. Barnabas does not look happy.

Everyone sits down. Roger tells everyone to put their hands on the table, touching the hand of their neighbors. Roger starts the sťance, "Who is here? Who is in this room with us? Who is trying to communicate with us? We're waiting. Speak to us..." Nothing happens. Barnabas protests, "I must ask you to put a stop to this!" Roger, disappointed that nothing seems to be happening, agrees, "All right", but suddenly Elizabeth exclaims, "I feel the cold again!" Carolyn agrees, "I feel it too! Something's here! Something's in here!" The candle on the table blows out. The door blows open. Everyone starts to get scared, and decide to stop the sťance, but Vicki suddenly starts moaning, "OHHHHH.....OHHHHH..." Roger remarks, "It's too late to stop it even if we wanted to. Vicki's going into a trance. We're about to be contacted by someone from beyond the grave..." Recipe for claret cup: CLARET CUP In large pitcher filled with ice add 1 oz. triple sec, 2 oz. brandy, 16 oz. claret, 6 oz. carbonated water and 4 tsp. powdered sugar. Dissolve with fresh fruits, cherries, strawberries, sliced bananas, etc. Top with small bunch of mint.

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Episode 281
(COL 2/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: July 6, 1967
Air Date: July 24, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
71
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A strong star has pierced the mists that cover Collinwood. Vague outlines appear, elusive now but soon they will reveal themselves for what they are. But the mists within the mind, and the mists which have protected the present from the past are lifting too. And what there is to be seen will be witnessed by no strong star, but by something as frail and frightened as the human mind.

Carolyn asks, "Who are you?" Vicki starts to speak, "I... I...I must run! Run! Please, master, I must run! Don't stop me! Don't stop me! Master! I've got to run faster! Master, I can feel the stones beneath my feet! They're so cold! The roaring, it's getting closer! I mustn't fall! He's getting closer! There's nowhere to go! I've torn my dress! He mustn't catch me! Someone, please help me! He mustn't catch me! The cliffs! The sea! I can hear the waves! The cliffs, they are my only escape! He's getting closer! I've got to jump!" Elizabeth exclaims, "She must be Josette!" Vicki continues, "No, please stay away from me, stay away..." Suddenly, Barnabas grabs Vicki and shakes her out of the trance and says, "NO!!!! I couldn't let her! If you were right about her being Josette, she was about to die!" Carolyn protests, "But it sounded like she was about to name the person chasing her". Barnabas again says, "I had to stop her!" Elizabeth remarks, "But we would've discovered something no one's ever known, the identity of the person chasing her". Barnabas replies, "That doesn't matter. Whoever it was is long dead. I had to spare Vicki..." Carolyn wonders what Josette could have wanted, remarking, "The last time, she was trying to warn us". Everyone wonders what Josette could have been trying to warn them about, if anything. Barnabas passes some wine around to calm everyone's nerves, but Vicki declines, saying, "I think I'd rather get some fresh air". She gets up and heads towards the front door, but never gets there. As she gets near the stairs, she sees out of the corner of her eye a little girl standing on the landing upstairs. She calls out "Little girl?", but the little girl is gone. Everyone from the living room to come see what's the matter. Vicki calls out, "Who's there? Anyone there?", but there's no answer. Elizabeth remarks, "You must've been imagining things". Vicki remarks, to Barnabas, "You know what it reminded me of? Remember that dress we found in the trunk. From what I could see, it looked like she was wearing that dress..." Barnabas gets a very disturbed look on his face...

Roger, Elizabeth, Carolyn and Vicki have returned to Collinwood and are discussing the events of the night in the drawing room. Elizabeth moans, "I knew it was a bad idea to go to a party wearing these clothes!" Roger, on the other hand, tells everyone he thinks it was a wonderful, fun experience. Vicki mopes about how bad she feels she told Barnabas she thought she saw that girl and put him in such a sad mood. Roger and Elizabeth say they're tired and excuse themselves to go to bed. Carolyn and Vicki remain. Vicki goes and looks out the window thoughtfully. Carolyn asks, "Did you really see a girl on top of the stairs?" Vicki replies, "I don't know", then says, "I guess not..."

At the old house, in Josette's room, the little girl is folding a dress on the bed. The sound of footsteps is heard. The door opens and Barnabas comes into the room. The little girl is gone. Barnabas takes the dress from the bed and puts it back into the trunk, then looks at the portrait of Josette and says, "I had to stop you. I had to send you away again, because you are truly gone, just as the past is gone. I must live in the present now, and if I must have you, it must be someone from the present, so go away and never come back". He pauses, turns and adds, "Any of you!"

Vicki is still awake. Carolyn tells her that she doesn't mind that she's going out with Burke anymore, adding, "He's really very nice, isn't he?" Vicki, seemingly preoccupied with something else, asks, "Who?" Carolyn replies, "Burke!" Vicki says, "Oh, of course". Carolyn says, "Goodnight" and leaves. A few moments later, there's a knock at the front door. Vicki goes and answers it. It's Barnabas. Vicki tells him, "Mrs. Stoddard has gone to bed", but Barnabas replies, "But it's you I want to see. I wanted to thank you for coming to the party". Vicki replies, "But we all came". Barnabas tells her, "But you fulfilled the spirit of the night better than anyone else". Vicki apologizes for saying she thought she saw the little girl and spoiling the night. Barnabas tells her not to worry about it, saying, "I don't believe in ghosts". Vicki replies that she does, saying that she thinks there are special moments that the past and the present meet, that she thinks tonight was one of those moments. Barnabas replies, "Yes, for a moment tonight looking at you, I thought Josette had returned. That's why I want you to have this". He gives her Josette's music box. Vicki declines, saying, "No, I couldn't!", but Barnabas insists, "Please accept it!" He opens the lid and the music plays...

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Episode 282
(COL 2/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: July 7, 1967
Air Date: July 25, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
72
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

We are constantly searching our memories, searching into the past for moments that will reveal aspects of ourselves that have become clouded over by time, and by our fears. And it is from the fragmented memory of a patient that a tale of horror and death will be pieced together.

Maggie is lying on a couch in a darkened room at Windcliff Hospital saying, "I can't seem to remember... . Dr. Hoffman tells her, "Don't worry. It's not necessary at this time to remember everything. We'll work on sense memories right now. What do you remember sensing, feeling?" Maggie replies, "Sad, dreary, cold. Everything around me is cold...Wait. I hear some music!" Dr. Hoffman asks, "Do you recognize the melody?" Maggie replies, "No, it's just a tinkling kind of music, far off in the distance..."

Meanwhile, 100 miles away in the drawing room at Collinwood, Vicki is playing Josette's music box...

Elizabeth comes into the room and says, "There you are, Vicki. I've been looking for you". Noticing the music box, she asks, "What's that?" Vicki replies, "The most beautiful music box I've ever seen". Elizabeth remarks, "It is beautiful." Vicki lifts the lid and lets her hear the music. Elizabeth asks, "Where did you get it?" Vicki replies, "Barnabas Collins gave it to me". Elizabeth asks, "When?" Vicki replies, "Last night". Elizabeth says, "I don't remember seeing him give it to you". Vicki explains, "He came to Collinwood after you had gone to bed. I hope you don't mind me accepting it". Elizabeth asks, "Why should I?" Vicki explains, "It's a family heirloom. It belonged to Josette". Elizabeth replies, "No, not if it gives you pleasure". She adds, in a somewhat worried tone of voice, "But it seems to me you've been getting a lot of Josette lately, her dress, her music box, her spirit speaking through you at the sťances. How do you feel, Vicki?" Vicki replies, "Fine". Elizabeth continues, "I think we've had enough sťances. I'm worried about how they've been affecting you". She tells Vicki she thinks it was the sťance that caused her to imagine seeing the girl on the stairs. Vicki tells her she doesn't think so and gives her theory. She tells Elizabeth she thinks she imagined seeing the girl because of the dress she found, a dress belonging to the daughter of Joshua and Naomi Collins. Elizabeth remarks, "That would be Sarah Collins, sister of the first Barnabas". She tells Vicki she's worried about her being preoccupied with a past that isn't hers. After Elizabeth leaves, Vicki plays the music box and listens to it again...

At Windcliff, Dr. Hoffman continues to work with Maggie. She asks her, "Tell me more about the music". Maggie replies, "I don't know what to tell". Dr. Hoffman prompts her, "Is it fast or slow?" Maggie replies, "Slow, but not too slow". Dr. Hoffman asks, "Is it modern or old?" Maggie replies, "Old". Dr. Hoffman asks, "Does it suggest anything to you?" Maggie replies, "No". Dr. Hoffman tells her, "Try to listen to it and tell me more about it". Maggie replies, "I'm trying, but it's vague, distant..." Dr. Hoffman asks, "Can you tell what instrument it is?" Maggie replies, "I don't know". Dr. Hoffman asks, "Is it a piano?" Maggie replies, "No". Hoffman asks, "A violin?" Maggie replies, "No, it's just a tinkling kind of sound. It frightens me". Hoffman asks, "Why?" Maggie replies, "I keep hearing it. I don't want to hear it! I don't want to hear it! Stop it! I don't want to hear it!" She continues, "There's something else. In the air. An aroma of some kind. A sweet smell, very sweet..." Dr. Hoffman asks, "Like flowers?" Maggie answers, "I don't know. I don't think it's flowers. There's something about it I don't like. It frightens me! Something bad! Bad!" Dr. Hoffman muses, "Music and an aroma, both bad..." She tells Maggie, "Close your eyes, and try to tell me what you see". Maggie closes her eyes then says, "I see shapes, forms. Tall, white forms, towering over me." Dr. Hoffman asks, "Can you reach out and touch one?" Maggie reaches out and says, "Yes. It's cold, hard, like stone. Yes, it's stone. And it has writing on it". Dr. Hoffman remarks, "They sound like they could be gravestones" and asks, "Are you in a cemetery, Maggie?" Maggie screams, "Yes! A cemetery! I'm in a cemetery!"

Vicki returns Josette's dress to the old house and takes it up to Josette's room. Willie tells her, "You didn't have to bring it up here. I could've done that for you", but Vicki replies, "I wanted to bring it up here myself. I love this dress". Willie tells her to put it back into the trunk, but Vicki says, "I can't. It belongs here, in Josette's room". Willie tells her, "All right, put it down on the bed and I'll hang it up later". Vicki puts it down, remarking, "It belongs here. I feel Josette could come in right now, put it on and go to a party". She asks where Barnabas is. Willie tells her he's away and won't be back until tonight. Vicki apologizes for saying she thought she saw the little girl and upsetting Barnabas. Willie replies, "Don't worry about it. That's just the way he is". Vicki says, "You know, he came to see me last night." Willie asks, "Last night?" Vicki explains, "He apologized for the way he reacted and gave me what must be the best present in the world". Willie asks, "What?" Vicki replies, "Josette's music box. It's so beautiful. I've listened to it for hours!" Willie gets upset and says, "You shouldn't do that!" Vicki asks, "Why not?" Willie replies, "It's an old music box. You might break it if you play it too much". Vicki promises, "I'll be careful". Vicki looks around the room and muses, "She played it, right here, in this room. She's really starting to become a real person to me". She takes Josette's perfume bottle, uncaps it, and sniffs it. Willie remarks, "Mr. Collins was actually thinking about having the party tomorrow night. It's Josette's birthday tomorrow. The music box was originally given to her on her birthday." Vicki remarks, "And now it's been given to me. It makes me feel even closer to Josette". Willie starts to look concerned.

Vicki returns to Collinwood. She runs into Elizabeth in the foyer and asks her, "I wonder if I could have a few hours off tomorrow". Elizabeth replies, "Certainly". Vicki explains, "I have something important to do. I've just found out that tomorrow is Josette's birthday. I'd like to go and put some flowers on her grave". Elizabeth exclaims, "You can't be serious!" Vicki replies, "I am. Josette's become very important to me.". Elizabeth again tells Vicki she's worried she becoming too preoccupied with the past and tells her, "I can't stop you from going, but I wish you wouldn't". Vicki replies, "I have to go, I have to put some flowers on Josette's grave".

At Windcliff, Dr. Hoffman tells Maggie, "We've made tremendous progress today. You've remembered many things. You've music, a fragrance, and a place, a cemetery." Maggie asks, "A cemetery? I don't remember cemetery" Dr. Hoffman replies, "You were found wandering in a cemetery at the beginning of your illness. Something must have happened to you there". Maggie says, "I'm frightened!". Dr. Hoffman tells her, "The fact that it frightens you may indicate the return of your memory. We must do everything we can to hasten the return of all your memory. There's something we can do to hasten that day. What if you were to see that cemetery again?" Maggie cries, "I don't to go to that cemetery!" Dr. Hoffman asks, "Even if it helps you remember?" Maggie begs, "No!!! Don't take me there, please!"

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Episode 283
(COL 2/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: July 9, 1967
Air Date: July 26,1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
73
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Hidden deep in the cliffs of Collinwood--the majestic, ancient rocks that separate the earth from the sea--there is a tiny cove carved by a long ago sea. No one at Collinwood has seen it, and no one will ever see it for the Earth knows how to hide its secrets well. Sometimes men, too, must hide secrets. Even wage desperate battles in secret. If keeping that secret means the difference between death and survival. Unknown to the residents of Collinwood, such a battle is being waged far from its walls. And the cause of that battle, the object of a desperate secrecy, is a girl. Long-supposed dead, but actually living and still in great danger.

In Dr. Julia Hoffman's office at Windcliff, Dr. Dave Woodard is having an argument with Dr. Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman asks, "What are you implying?" Woodard replies, "I'm not implying anything!" Dr. Hoffman says, "It certainly seems to me you're implying that I'm not handling this case properly!" Woodard denies that he is and says, "It's just that I haven't heard from you for quite a while and Sam and Joe Haskell keep asking me what's going on". Julia explains, "I would've reported to you if anything had happened". Woodard says, "I've telephoned you half a dozen times. Why haven't you returned any of my calls?" Hoffman again says, "Because I had nothing to report". Woodard asks, "Well, how is Maggie? Any improvement?" Hoffman replies, "None. I'm starting to get a little desperate. I wonder if returning to a place she was during her ordeal might not help, if the shock of recognition might not cause her memory to return". Woodard points out, "But we don't know where she was". Hoffman replies, "We do know one place she was. She was found wandering at Eagle Hill Cemetery". Woodard warns against Hoffman's idea, "Eagle Hill Cemetery is right outside Collinsport! Someone might see her! Or it might drive her to the point of no return. You have no right to subject Maggie Evans to an ordeal that might affect her sanity". Julia assures Woodard, "It was just an idea", and tells him she doesn't intend to actually do it. Woodard apologizes for barging in on her and being abrupt with her then leaves. A moment later, Dr. Hoffman picks up the phone and says, "Send Maggie Evans in". A nurse brings Maggie in. Hoffman says, "All right, Miss Jackson", and dismisses the nurses. Maggie says, "Miss Jackson said you were going to take on a trip. Where are we going?" Dr. Hoffman replies, "Nothing to be afraid of, nothing at all. Come along".

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Vicki is sitting on the couch, listening entranced to Josette's music box. There's a knock at the door. Vicki goes to answer. It's Burke Devlin. He asks her if she'd like to go for a long drive in the country, then dinner in Bangor. She tells him she would, then adds, "Oh, there's one thing I wanted to do today. It won't take much time. I'd like to put some flowers on the grave of a friend, a friend who meant a great deal to me". Burke asks, "Do you know where she's buried?" Vicki replies, "Eagle Hill Cemetery". Burke, puzzled, says, "I thought Sam said she was buried in a cemetery far to the north of here". Vicki, in turn puzzled, asks, "Sam?" Burke replies, "Sam, Sam Evans. You are talking about Maggie, aren't you?" Vicki replies, "Actually, I was talking about Josette Collins". Burke, further puzzled, remarks, "But she died way before you were even born". Vicki tells him, "But she helped me when I needed help. I've seen her". Burke tells her he thinks this is silly, and they get into an argument about it. Vicki tells Burke, "Come inside for a minute, there's something I'd like to show you". She takes him into the drawing room, shows him the music box, and plays it for him. He asks, "Where did you get it?" She tells him, "Barnabas Collins gave it to me. It belonged to Josette Collins". She opens the lid and plays the music for him. Burke remarks, "Very pretty". Vicki says, "Sometimes when I listen to it, I feel that Josette is very close to me". Burke suddenly slams the lid of the music box shut, stopping the music. Vicki asks, "Why did you do that?" Burke replies, "I don't like to hear you talking like that!" He tells her she doesn't like the way she's being affected by the stories of ghosts at Collinwood and says, "I don't think it's a good idea for me to take you to the cemetery". Vicki asks, "So you won't take me?" Burke answers, "No". Vicki says, "Then I guess I'll just have to go by myself. It's her birthday! Someone's got to do something to remember her! It's something I've just got to do!". Burke gives in, "OK, if you're that determined to go, I'll take you..."

Dr. Hoffman and Maggie are at Eagle Hill Cemetery. Maggie asks fearfully , "Why did you bring me here?" Hoffman replies, "I told you, there's nothing to be afraid of". Maggie says, "I want to go!", but Julia tells her, "No, we're going to stay here for a few minutes". Maggie asks, "Why?" Hoffman replies, "I want you to look around and see if you remember anything. Try to remember". Maggie replies, "I can't". Hoffman tries to prompt her, "See that clump of trees there, the graves? Remember them?" Maggie replies, "No". Hoffman asks, "Do you remember anything?" Maggie replies, "No". Hoffman asks, "Are you sure?" Maggie replies, "Yes". Hoffman tells her, "You were here once before. You were found wandering here. Remember?" Maggie again replies "No". Hoffman tells her, "Look around once more". Maggie exclaims "No!" Hoffman tells her, "Look around once more and we'll leave". Maggie, wanting to leave, says, "All right". Maggie looks around. Hoffman sees that she seems to react slightly to a headstone bearing the name "Josette Collins 1800-1822" and asks, "Does that grave mean anything to you?" Maggie replies, "No". Julia asks, "Sure?" Maggie replies, "Yes". Suddenly, they hear a voice say, "This way...". Julia exclaims, "People! Let's go!" and quickly rushes Maggie away.

Vicki and Burke get close to Josette's grave. Vicki tells Burke, "Mrs. Stoddard said it was by a clump of elm trees". They find Josette's grave. Burke remarks, "A pitiful grave for a Collins". Vicki explains, "Jeremiah had her buried here as a sort of revenge for deserting him." She looks around and notes, "The whole graveyard is deserted. There's no one here except us and those two women over there".

Julia is taking Maggie away. Maggie turns around and looks back briefly.

Vicki suddenly exclaims, "One of those women just turned around! And for a moment, I saw her face!" Burke asks, "What's the matter?" Vicki exclaims, "It was Maggie! Maggie Evans!" Burke tells her, "It couldn't have been Maggie. She's dead. It must've just been someone who resembled Maggie". Vicki insists, "NO! I saw her! It WAS Maggie!" Burke replies, "You saw her. Just like you thought you saw that girl at Barnabas' party. You're imagining things again". Vicki meekly replies, "I guess so. What's happening to me?". Burke replies, "It must be the strain. And being in this graveyard isn't helping either. Let's get out of here". They go.

Julia, desperate not to be seen, takes Maggie into what looks like a good hiding place - the Collins Family mausoleum. Maggie fearfully asks, "Why are we going in here?" Julia replies, "So we wouldn't be seen". Seeing Maggie's frightened reaction, she asks, "You're frightened. Have you been here before? Do you know this place?" Maggie replies, "Don't want to be here! Have to go!" Julia replies, "We'll just be here for a minute. I just want to look around". She reads the plaques on the wall and asks, "Does the name 'Collins' mean anything to you?" Maggie doesn't answer. Julia continues, "This seems to be the tomb of a family named 'Collins'. One of theme's named Sarah, just like your little friend. Perhaps she was an ancestor of hers. I want you to look around and see if you can remember being in here before". Maggie complains, "You said we could go! Why can't we go?" Julia tells her, "I'm trying to make you remember". Maggie cries, "No! I can't stay here!" Julia asks, "Why not?" Maggie screams, "He'll kill me!" Julia asks, "Who are you talking about?", but Maggie just screams, "I'll die!" Julia tries to calm her, "You're with me! You're safe!", then tells her, "All right. We'll go now, Maggie".

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Episode 284
(COL 2/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: July 10, 1967
Air Date: July 27, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
74
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Under the sea over Collinwood, the days seem trapped beneath its throbbing, unrelenting eye. No storm is promised, and the air itself is as still as the breathing of the dead. And yet, one leaf will stir, one bow will likely bend, and one knows that the stillness will sometime end. Perhaps with a gentle rain, perhaps with a thundering storm.

Julia has taken Maggie back to Windcliff. In a darkened room, she is shining a flashlight into Maggie's eyes and asking, "Who is Sarah? Who is Sarah? You have a friend who gave you that doll. What is her name?" Maggie replies, "Sarah". Julia asks, "What is her last name? Is it Collins? Yesterday, we hid in the tomb of a family named Collins". Maggie screams, "Not there! Please, not there!" Julia asks, "Was there someone there who hurt you?" Maggie screams, "Don't hurt me!" Julia asks, "What is the name of the person who hurt you?" Maggie doesn't say anything. Julia tells her, "I am going to say a name. Listen carefully. The name is 'Collins". Maggie screams, "NO! NO!"

Later, Julia is in Dr. David Woodard's office with him. Dr. David Woodard is very angry. He tells Julia, "I'm in no mood to do you any more favors! You never should've taken Maggie to that cemetery!" Julia apologizes for doing so and asks, "Now what about my request?" Woodard asks, "You want me to introduce you to the Collins family as a historian, a genealogist who wants to do research into their family history? Why can't I just tell them the truth that you're a doctor?" Hoffman says, "I have my reasons". Woodard tells her, "I'm sure they knew you were trying to track down the madman who kidnapped Maggie Evans, they'd be glad to help". Hoffman replies, "They must not know who I am. That's the only way I can do my work". Woodard asks, "You suspect one of them, don't you?" Julia refuses to answer. Woodard asks, "What happened yesterday at the cemetery? Maggie implicated one of the Collins's, didn't she?" Julia replies, "Implicated is too strong a word. Let's just say she led me in the direction I'm going". Woodard agrees to do as she requested.

Julia arrives at Collinwood. Vicki lets her in and tells her, "Mrs. Stoddard is busy and can't see you today". She adds, "I was quite intrigued when Dr. Woodard said you came here to study the Collins family history". She tells Julia of her own interest in the subject. Julia remarks, "Then maybe it's you I should be talking to". Vicki tells her, "No, it's Barnabas Collins you should be talking to. He knows all about the family history". David bursts into the room and announces, "I'm back on time!" Vicki tells him, "Good, now go upstairs and try to do that geometry you had so much trouble with this morning". David grumbles, "I'll have just as much trouble with it now". Vicki tells him, "But I gave you that extra play time outside hoping it would help you". David complains, "I was hoping to see Sarah, but didn't". Julia asks, "Sarah Collins?" Vicki replies, "No, just a local girl who plays around here". David remarks, "She's a funny kid. Acts dumb". Vicki tells him, "Anyone who did what you did in geography this morning has no right calling anyone dumb!" and sends him upstairs to his homework. Vicki remarks to Julia, "It's sad. He has no one to play with. Sometimes I think Sarah's just an imaginary friend". Julia asks, "You really think so?" Vicki replies, "Maybe. I'm not sure" then returns to the subject they were talking about before David interrupted, "Barnabas Collins, he's really the one you should talk to. He was quite shy when he first came here, but he's opened up lately. He even had a party at the old house a few nights ago". Julia asks, "The old house?" Vicki explains, "The original Collins mansion. Mr. Collins has restored it to its original condition." Julia says, "I'd like to meet him. Could we telephone him and arrange it?" Vicki tells her, "No, he's so insistent on historical accuracy he won't even have a phone installed". Julia remarks, "He sounds somewhat eccentric". Vicki replies, "No, I can see why he's doing it. Stepping in that house is like stepping into the past". Julia remarks, "It sounds like you share his enthusiasm for the past". Vicki admits, "There's one room at the old house I wouldn't mind living in forever, Josette Collin's room". Julia tells Vicki, "I'd like to see that room and meet Mr. Collins. Would it be possible to see him this afternoon?" Vicki replies, "I'm not sure. He doesn't usually like strangers". Julia remarks, "You make him sound forbidding". Vicki quickly says, "Oh, no, not at all! He's the kindest, most gentle man I've ever met. When he learns about your interest in the family history, I have the feeling you two will get along very well". Julia replies, "I hope so".

Vicki takes Julia into Josette's room at the old house, saying, "This is her room". Julia asks, "Who was that young man who didn't want to let us in?" Vicki explains, "Willie Loomis. He works for Mr. Collins". Vicki shows Julia Josette's portrait and remarks, "I wore her dress at Mr. Collins' costume party". Noticing that the dress is still lying on the bed, she tells Julia, "Look, the dress is still here". They go over and look at the dress. Suddenly, Julia exclaims, "What was that?" Vicki asks, "What?" Julia asks, "Didn't you feel it?" Vicki replies, "No". Julia explains, "It was a sudden chill". Vicki says, "I didn't feel a thing". Looking out the window, she says, "The sun's gone down, but I don't think that could've made you feel a chill so quickly. Do you still feel anything?". Julia tells her, "No, it was only momentary". Vicki tells Julia, "We'd better go. I think it's best if Mr. Collins shows you the rest of the house some other time when he's home. I felt I could show you this room because...". She stops. Julia prompts her, "Go on". Vicki says, "It's hard to explain." Julia suggests, "Perhaps because Mr. Collins let you wear Josette Collins' dress you feel proprietary about this room", then says, "It's getting dark. We'd better go", but Vicki suddenly gets an idea. She tells Julia, "You've got to see this room in candlelight!". She lights a candle and remarks, "How many times Josette must have seen this room exactly the same light". Suddenly, the candle blows out. Julia exclaims, "What happened? That chill, I felt it again!" Vicki replies, "It was only the wind. Don't be afraid". Julia replies, "Miss Winters, if you knew me, you'd know I'm afraid of nothing!" Vicki says, "We'd better go now. You will come back to see the rest of the house when Mr. Collins is here, won't you?" Julia replies, "Yes, you don't know how much I'm looking forward to it!"

Julia is with Dr. Woodard in his office. Woodard asks her what she learned at Collinwood. Julia tells her, "There's nothing to report yet". Woodard tells her, "If you suspect anyone, you should inform the authorities". Julia replies, "Of course, but I don't suspect anyone". She asks, "Before I take Maggie back to Windcliff, I'd like to see her alone for a few minutes". Woodard says, "You took an awful chance in taking her to the cemetery". Julia replies, "But if we don't take chances, we won't learn anything". Woodard opens the door, orders, "Bring Maggie Evans in" and leaves. A few moments later, Maggie comes into the room.

Julia tells Maggie, "Now Maggie, we're going to play one of our games". She takes the doll Maggie's clothing in her hands and says, "Let's find out your doll's name. She doesn't have one, does she? Listen to me and look at the doll and see if you hear her name". Maggie asks, "Doll talk?" Julia says, "My name is Elizabeth Collins Stoddard". Maggie shows no reaction. Julia continues, "My name is Sarah Collins". Maggie says, "No, Sarah friend! Gave me doll!". Julia continues, "My name is Carolyn Stoddard". Again, no reaction. Julia then says, "My name is Barnabas Collins". Maggie screams, "NO! PLEASE, NOT THAT NAME! NO!! DON'T HURT ME!!!" Julia gives Maggie the doll back and manages to calm her down, saying, "It's not the right name for the doll". Maggie starts to sing "London Bridge" Julia mutters to herself, "The wrong name for the doll, but the right name for something else..."

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Episode 285
(COL 2/DISK 4 #5)

Tape Date: July 11, 1967
Air Date: July 28, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Joe Caldwell
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
75
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Today, the sea beyond the cliffs of Collinwood is calm and motionless. What waves there are curl onto the beach with an almost tender touch. But the sea is never still. The unseen Moon beckons the massive watery wastes and, almost against its will, the sea is drawn from the shore in tidal obedience to a distance force. And so sometimes it is with us. What force has beckoned we do not know. But motionless and still, we move in answer to something unseen. Not knowing whether we are being drawn from or toward some final shore.

Vicki is in her room, staring out the window, listening to Josette's music box. There's a knock at the door, but Vicki is so preoccupied she doesn't seem to hear it. Carolyn's voice calls, "Vicki? Are you in there?" Vicki suddenly snaps to attention and answers, "Oh, come in". Carolyn comes in. She asks, "Anything the matter?" Vicki replies, "No, why?" Carolyn replies, "I knocked, but you didn't hear it". Vicki asks, "You didn't?" Carolyn again asks, "Are you sure you're all right?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I was just sitting here thinking". Carolyn remarks, "You must have been thinking some deep thoughts". Vicki replies, "I was thinking about Maggie. I thought I saw her the other day". Carolyn protests, "But Maggie is dead!" Vicki replies, "I know". Carolyn asks, "What do you mean you saw Maggie?" Vicki explains, "It's like when you think you see something out of the corner of your eyes, then when you look again, it's not there". Vicki tells Carolyn about what happened at the cemetery, telling her why she went there in the first place, saying, "You probably think I was being sentimental". Carolyn replies, "I think it was more than that. I think the sťance is affecting you". Vicki insists that she's all right, that it's just the weather affecting her. Carolyn asks, "Was it the weather that made you think you saw Maggie Evans? Was it the weather that made you think you saw that little girl?" Carolyn suddenly remembers what she came up to tell Vicki, "Did you know Burke has been downstairs waiting for you for half an hour?" Vicki asks, "Burke?" Carolyn says, "Yes, Burke's been taking you out this particular night for the past two months!" Vicki replies, "Oh, I forgot..." Carolyn notices Josette's music box and asks, "Where did you get that?" Vicki replies, "Barnabas gave it to me. I was listening to it when you came in". She plays it and asks, "Isn't it beautiful?" Carolyn answers, "Yes. Vicki, you mean you were just sitting here listening to that?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I could listen to this forever". Carolyn reminds her Burke is downstairs waiting for her and leaves. Vicki brushes her hair, listening to the music box.

Downstairs in the drawing room, Barnabas tells Burke, "Glad we met, Devlin. Than you for coming to my party". Burke replies, "I wouldn't have missed it for the world!" Carolyn comes into the drawing room and, seeing Barnabas there, remarks, "Oh hello, I didn't know you were here". She tells Burke that Vicki will be down in a minute, then explains to Barnabas that Vicki and Burke have a date. Barnabas says, "I hope I'm not intruding. I brought something for Vicki". He holds up an old book and tells them that Vicki had expressed an interest in the old books in his library, saying, "She shares my interest in the past". Carolyn remarks, "I'm not sure that's such a good thing". Barnabas says, "I don't understand". Burke says, "I do. Vicki is getting to preoccupied with the past". Barnabas says, "But it's just a harmless pastime". Carolyn disagrees, saying, "You know where Vicki went the other day?" Burke interrupts, "I do. I went there with her". Burke tells Barnabas about Vicki's visit to the cemetery to put flowers on Josette's grave. Barnabas remarks that he doesn't see anything wrong with that. Burke tells him, "No? Vicki's been seeing things. First she thought she saw that little girl at your party, then she thought she saw Maggie Evans at the cemetery." Barnabas exclaims, "Maggie Evans? That's impossible!" Burke replies, "Yes. We agree on that". Barnabas asks, "Did you see anything?" Burke replies, "Of course not! There wasn't anything to see! Don't you think she's getting carried away?" Barnabas agrees, "She couldn't possibly have seen Maggie Evans, any more that she could've seen that little girl on the stairs..."

Vicki comes down. Only Barnabas and Burke are in the room, Carolyn having left. Seeing Barnabas, Vicki tells him, "Mrs. Stoddard is in the study". Barnabas replies, "I didn't come to see Mrs. Stoddard. I came to see you". Vicki asks, "Oh, about Miss Hoffman?" Barnabas asks, "Is that the name of the woman who came to the house with you?" Vicki replies, "Yes. She's a historian doing research on the famous families of New England. I was sure you'd want to help". Barnabas replies that he's not sure he does. Vicki is shocked and asks why. Barnabas replies, "I've always preferred keeping the family history in the family". Vicki tells him she thinks it would be good to share it, and asks him to think about helping Julia. Barnabas replies, "I will". Vicki sees that Barnabas is holding a book and asks what it is. Barnabas replies, "Oh, just a book from my library. Perhaps you would like to come over and see my library sometimes". Vicki insists on seeing in. Barnabas hands it to her. Vicki opens it, sees something and says, "I don't understand.." Burke asks, "What is it?" Vicki replies, "An inscription to me!" She asks Barnabas, "You were going to leave without even showing this to me..." Burke says, "That was my fault...." He explains how he and Carolyn had told Barnabas they thought she was getting to preoccupied with the past. Vicki angrily says, "You actually told Mr. Collins he couldn't give me this book?!" Barnabas excuses himself, says goodnight, and leaves. Burke tells Vicki "Come on, let's go. I need a drink!", but Vicki tells him she doesn't feel like going on a date tonight. Burke angrily says, "You'd rather stay here and curl up with that book?" and leaves.

Barnabas is in the living room of the old house staring out the window. There's a knock at the door. Barnabas answers. It's Vicki. She tells him she's come to apologize for what happened at the main house, about how Burke and Carolyn "criticized you up and down for wanting to give me this book". She adds, "I apologize too. I never thanked you. I'd better be getting back before the storm gets bad. I do hope you'll help Miss Hoffman do her research, and I hope you'll let me help". Barnabas asks, "Does the Collins family history interest you that much?" Vicki replies, "Yes", then says, "Well, I'd better be getting back". She opens the door and prepares to leave, but Barnabas sees that the storm has gotten a lot worse and says, "You can't go out in that. Stay here until it lets up". Vicki apologizes, "I thought I had time to get back before it got bad. I guess I'll have to stay here for awhile. I'm sorry". Barnabas tells her he'd be delighted to have her stay at the Old House for awhile. He asks, "Have you ever been in this house during a storm?" He talks about how beautiful it looks lit by lightning. Vicki, seeing that the storm shows no sign of letting up, says, "What am I going to do? I'm afraid the storm might last all night." Barnabas replies, "If you get tired, remember, Josette's room is available at all times". Vicki remarks, "Yes, of course. Josette's room..."

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Episode 286
(COL 2/DISK 4 #6)

Tape Date: July 12, 1967
Air Date: July 31, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
76
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

On this night, a great storm rages over Collinwood. All the elements of nature seem to be at war, clashing with monumental fury. Not far from the Great House, there is one who has taken refuge from the storm and, unknowingly, has found shelter in a place destined to be her tomb.

Vicki asks, "Would you mind if I stayed in Josette's room?" Barnabas replies, "Of course not". Vicki tells him, "The idea appeals to me. I feel very close to her. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I don't know who my ancestors are, I like to imagine she's one of them". Barnabas tells her that's not such a silly idea, that she's much like Josette, that she is kind and gentle like her. Vicki remarks, "You talk almost like you knew her. Barnabas explains, "I've done a lot of research into her. Of all my ancestors, I find her the most appealing". Vicki says, "You once told me how she threw herself off Widow's Hill..." Barnabas replies, "The saddest of the family legends." Vicki asks, "Who was chasing her?" Barnabas replies, "Her lover, a man who loved her more than the world". Vicki asks, "Do you know who it was?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. Jeremiah Collins". Vicki, puzzled, asks, "Her husband? Her husband was chasing her?" She asks how he could have loved her yet scare her and drive her to her death. Barnabas defends Jeremiah, saying he didn't mean to drive Josette to her death, that he wanted to give her life - but his tone of voice makes it seem like he's really defending himself...Vicki says, "I feel a little tired. If you don't mind, I'd like to go up..." Barnabas, seeming to have second thoughts, says, "Uh, Vicki, the storms seems to have lessened. I think you could go back now", but Vicki replies, "It sounds just as bad to me". Barnabas asks, "Then you'd prefer to stay here?" Vicki replies, "Yes, if it's no intrusion". Barnabas assures her, "It's no intrusion".

Vicki goes up to Josette's room, looks around a bit, opens Josette's perfume bottle and sniffs Josette's perfume, then goes to bed.

Barnabas is still in the living room brooding. Willie comes into the room. Barnabas asks him, "What are you doing still up?" Willie replies, "It's the storm. I just wanted to see if everything was all right. Barnabas, has anyone else been in the house?". Barnabas lies, "No, why do you ask?" Willie replies, "It's because of something I found." He holds up a rubber ball and tells Barnabas he found it. Barnabas asks, "Where?" Willie replies, "Downstairs, by the coffin". Barnabas gets very angry and says, "Willie, if you let young David get down there..." Willie defends himself, "He couldn't have! I've kept the house locked up!" Barnabas calms down and says, "No, it couldn't have been David. If he had been down there and seen the coffin, he would've told everyone and we'd have heard of it by now". Willie reminds Barnabas, "David's not the only kid that plays around here. There's also that little girl..." Barnabas asks, "This little girl, how old is she?" Willie replies, "About 9 or 10." Barnabas gets a strange look on his face. Willie continues, "It's funny, you know, Maggie Evans talked about seeing a little girl in here, but I thought she was crazy". Barnabas replies emphatically, "She WAS!", seeming not to want to talk about the little girl anymore. Willie says, "Maybe that ball was down there all the time". Barnabas replies, "Maybe. I'd better go down and check".

Josette's room fills with the sound of the little girl singing "London Bridge". Vicki is awakened by this. She calls out, "Who is it? Who's there?" She lights a candle and looks around but there's no one there...

Willie is now alone in the living room. A voice calls, "Willie?" Willie turns and looks. She is shocked to see Vicki standing on the stairs and exclaims, "Miss Winters?! What are you doing here?!" Vicki asks, "Didn't Mr. Collins tell you I was staying here?" Willie replies, "He didn't". Vicki tells him how she's staying because she was trapped by the storm. Willie asks, "You're spending the night here in the house? Where?" Vicki replies, "In Josette's room". Willie offers to take her back to Collinwood, but Vicki replies, "That won't be necessary. To tell the truth, I like the idea of spending the night in Josette's room". Willie starts to say, "Miss Winters, you're making a big mistake..." Vicki asks, "Why do you say that?" Suddenly, Barnabas' voice says, "Yes, Willie, why do you say that?" Willie looks and sees that Barnabas has come back upstairs. Willie replies, "...because people might get the wrong idea". Barnabas assures him he needn't worry about that. Vicki tells Barnabas, "Willie offered to take me back to Collinwood. He's very generous". Barnabas replies, "Yes. Willie is very generous." He looks at Willie and says, "I dare say he will be amply rewarded someday for his generosity". He asks Vicki, "What are you doing down here? Couldn't sleep?" Vicki tells him, "The voice of a little girl singing 'London Bridge' woke me up." Barnabas exclaims, "Impossible!" Vicki continues, "I lit a candle and looked around, but there was no one there". Barnabas tells her, "You must have been imagining things. I can assure you there's no little girl in this house!" Vicki replies, "Yes, I suppose it must have been my imagination".

After Vicki goes back upstairs, Willie asks, "Barnabas, who is she? Who is this little girl?" Barnabas angrily replies, "There is no little girl!" Willie protests, "But Miss Winters said she heard her". Barnabas explodes, "THAT WAS HER IMAGINATION!" Willie holds up the rubber ball and says, "Well, she didn't imagine THIS! How did it get here, Barnabas? Who left it here? Who?" Barnabas insists, "There's no little girl!" He asks, "What were you saying to Miss Winters when I came up? You were going to tell her about me, aren't you?" Willie meekly says, "No..", but Barnabas grabs him by the collar and demands that he tell the truth. Willie says, "Yes! Kill me if you want to, but don't hurt her, she's never done anything to you!" Barnabas doesn't say anything. Willie asks, "What are you going to do, kill me?" Barnabas replies, "No". Willie asks, "Then what are you going to do to me?" Barnabas replies, "Nothing". Willie, puzzled, echoes, "Nothing?" Barnabas tells Willie, "I just want you to stay here with me. Talk." Willie asks, "Talk?" He starts to talk, "You like her, don't you? That's why you don't want to hurt her. Please, Barnabas, don't hurt her. She's never done anything to anyone". Barnabas, suddenly changing his mind about wanting Willie to keep him company, tells him, "I tire of hearing your voice! Go to bed!"

Barnabas goes upstairs and quietly goes into Josette's room. He walks up to the bed and looks down on Vicki, who's sleeping peacefully...

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