Tape Date: July 18, 1966
Air Date: August 1, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
The door at the end of the bedroom hallway opens. David peeks from
inside and, seeing no one in the hallway, comes out and closes the
door. But as soon as he comes out, Vicky comes into the hallway. David
tells her, "You can have your stupid letter!". Vicky asks him, "Your
father could have been killed, David! Why did you do it?" David replies,
"I didn't!", but Vicky shows him the bleeder valve and tells him, "I
found this in your room." David exclaims, "You're lying!" Vicky tells
him, "I'm going to show this to your Aunt Elizabeth." David scream,
"NO! GIVE THAT TO ME!" He goes beserk and tries to take it from her.
She retreats to her room but he chases her in there, fighting her like
a madman, trying to take the valve from her. Finally, she manages to
put the valve in the top drawer of her dresser and locks it in there.
David calms down a little. She tells him, "Let me show you where I
found it, David." and starts out the door. He accompanies her. But
as they get out the door, Vicky suddenly turns and goes back into her
room and locks the door.
Roger goes to the police station to talk to Constable Carter. Carter
explains to him that he couldn't arrest Burke Devlin because there
wasn't any real evidence against him, that had he arrested him, they
would've had to let him go anyway for lack of evidence.
From inside her room, Vicky listens through the door to see if she
can hear if David is still outside. She calls out, "David? Are you out
there?". He is, but does not answer.
Roger reminds Constable Carter, "My family is responsible for over
half the jobs in this town." and threatens to use his influence to have
him removed from his job the next election. The constable angrily
refuses to be intimidated. Roger asks him, "Have you had his room at the
Inn searched? At least you could do that." Carter tells him, "Burke
would have to be either a fool or a psychotic to have kept the valve and
put it in his room if he had been the one who tampered with your car,
and I don't think he's either."
Finally, David leaves from outside Vicky's door. Vicky comes out.
Downstairs, Elizabeth, who's been out somewhere, comes in through the
front doors and runs into David, who's running down the stairs. She
grabs him. He screams, "Let me go! Let me go!" She asks him what's the
matter. He tells her, "It's Miss Winters. She tried to hurt me!" She
takes him into the drawing room and asks him what he means. He lies,
"She got mad a me for reading her stupid letter. She pulled me into her
room and tried to hurt me. She hates me. She might even try to blame me
for my father's accident!" David suddenly stops talking. Vicky has come
into the room. Elizabeth tells David to leave the room, saying she wants
to speak to Vicky alone. David reluctantly leaves, saying, "She's going
to lie to you about me!"
Against his best judgememt, Constable Carter gets a warrant to search
Burke's room. He calls the Inn and finds that Devlin is not there, that
he's left and said he'd be gone for four or five hours. Roger tells him
he'd like to accompany him, but Carter tells him that that wouldn't be
David eavesdrops through the drawing room door. Inside, Vicky starts
to tell Elizabeth her story. Before she can tell her about the bleeder
valve, however, the phone rings. Elizabeth answers. It's Roger. He tells
her that he's managed to convince the constable to search Burke Devlin's
room, that the constable will be conducting the search soon. Outside,
David listens to the call on the phone in the foyer. After finishing the
call, Elizabeth tells Vicky about the search. Vicky tells her, "He won't
find it." Elizabeth asks he how she knows that. Vicky replies,"I have
it. I found it in David's dresser drawer." She explains what happened.
Elizabeth is dumbfounded and refuses to believe it. Vicky tells her,
"I can show it to you. It's upstairs in my room." As they go up,
Elizabeth, still not believing her, asks , "Are you sure you weren't
mistaken? It could've been something else. Many mechanical parts look
alike." Vicky replies, "No, I'm sure it was the bleeder valve. It looked
exactly like the drawing Mr. Malloy made." They get to her room.
Vicky takes the key out of her pocket, unlocks the drawer and opens it.
She reaches in to get the bleeder, but finds that it's gone.
Tape Date: July 19, 1966
Air Date: August 2, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Vicky is looking for David downstairs. Carolyn returns through the
front doors. She asks Vicky where Elizabeth is. Vicky tells her that
they're looking for David, that Elizabeth is searching upstairs and she
downstairs. Carolyn asks why. Vicky tells her it's because David is
suspected of attempted murder. Carolyn is shocked and asks what she
means. Vicky explains what happened.
Burke Devlin is at the "Bangor Pines Hotel" meeting with Stuart
Bronson in Bronson's hotel room. He asks Bronson if he has the papers
he wanted. Bronson replies that he does. He tells him, "You know, you
didn't have to drive up here. I could've rented a car and driven down
to Collinsport and delivered them to you." Devlin angrily tells him,
"I've already told you no one in Collinsport is to suspect that you are
working for me. We are to take no chances of being seen together!
Bronson gives him some documents, saying, "The complete financial
statements of the Collins family. I've got complete profit statements
for the last five years." Devlin takes the papers and says, "It's the
debt structure I'm interested in." Bronson asks, "Why the need for all
the secrecy? We're not planning to do anything illegal." Burke replies,
"It's no fun giving someone a surprise party if the person you want to
surprise knows it's coming." He starts to read the documents.
Vicky tells Carolyn there's one thing that puzzles her, how the
bleeder valve disappeared from her locked dresser drawer. Carolyn tells
her she thinks she knows what happened. She tells her, "Let me get
something from my room." While Vicky is waiting for her in the bedroom
hallway, she hears a noise coming from behind the door at the end of
the hallway. Carolyn comes back. Vicky tells her about the noise.
Carolyn tells her that that's impossible, that that part of the house
is unused and the door is always locked, that no one ever goes in there.
Suddenly, the door starts to open. Both Vicky and Carolyn stand there
shocked. But it is only Elizabeth who comes out. Carolyn asks what she
was doing in there. She explains that she was looking for David.
Inside Vicky's room, Carolyn goes to the dresser and opens the locked
top drawer. Vicky asks, "How did you do that?" Elizabeth explains, "That
dresser has a mate in Carolyn's room. The keys are the same." Carolyn
notices a copy of "Mechano" magazine in Vicky's drawer. Surprised to
see it there, she takes it out, saying, "I didn't know you read this,
Vicky!" She leafs through it and is shocked to find an apparently well
thumbed article on the braking system of a car. She shows this to
Elizabeth and Vicky. Elizabeth asks Vicky what it's doing in her room.
Vicky tells her David gave it to her as a gift. Elizabeth, perhaps
starting to suspect Vicky, tell her "That sounds dubious..."
Burke Devlin finishes reading the report and angrily tells Stuart
Bronson, "It doesn't go far enough!" Bronson replies, "I don't see what
you're talking about. All we have to do now is to buy out all the
outstanding letters of credit and call them in." Burke replies, "No.
It's not complete enough. I want a complete report of EVERYTHING the
Collins Family owns." Bronson explains, "But I got all the big things."
Burke tells him, "That's not good enough. I want everything, however
small. There's some buildings on the waterfront you didn't get, for
example." He tells him, "I'm going to do a job on that family. When
I'm finished with them, they'll wish they never heard the name
'Burke Devlin'!" Devlin asks Bronson, "Now where's that report on
Logansport I asked for?" Bronson replies, "Logansport. That's where
the competing cannery you were interested in is. Isn't it in there?"
Devlin replies that it isn't. Bronson, puzzled, tells him, "It should
be in there. I know I asked my secretary to type it up. Maybe she sent
it to your hotel room by mistake." Burke angrily tells him, "She better
not have! If anyone notices it came from your office, the Collins'
might find out!" He calls the Collinsport Inn to see if he's had any
Elizabeth tells Roger on the telephone that David's missing.
Burke's call to the Collinsport Inn goes through. He's relieved to
find that he's had no mail. Suddenly, a shocked look crosses his face
and he exclaims, "What?! When?!". After he hangs up, Bronson asks what's
wrong. Burke tells him, "While I've been away, the sheriff has searched
my room. It's been some day. Not only that, but someone was caught
trying to break into my room." Bronson asks, "Who? A thief?" Devlin
replies, "No. A little boy."
Tape Date: July 20, 1966
Air Date: August 3, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Burke Devlin returns to Collinwood. He goes to the police office
and angrily confronts Sheriff Carter* about his searching his room.
Carter defends himself by saying he had a warrant and was just doing
his job. Burke asks, "Why didn't you search it when you questioned me?"
The sheriff replies, "I'm just a slow, small town officer, I guess."
Burke asks, "Roger Collins is behind this, isn't it?" Sheriff Carter
lies that he isn't. He asks, "Now Burke, someone tampered with Roger's
car. If if wasn't you, who was it?".
Maggie finds David hanging around in the lobby of the Collinsport
Inn. Thinking he is waiting for his father, she takes him into the
diner and makes him a ice cream sundae. Maggie tells him, "You know,
I heard you went into Burke Devlin's room..." David explains, "Someone
left the door open. I was just looking."
Burke continues to argue with the sheriff. The phone rings. The
sheriff answers and talks briefly with someone he calls "Frank."
He tells him, "Now Frank, I told you to call me collect." Frank
apparently says,"That's all right" or something like that. The sheriff
laughs and says, "Well, the New York police department must have a lot
of money to spend." He tells him he can't talk to him right now and will
call him back later. Realizing that the sheriff has been checking up on
him, Burke blows up and yells, "STOP HOUNDING ME!" The sheriff remarks,
"You know, Burke. You're starting to sound like a guilty man." After
Burke leaves, the sheriff returns the call to New York.
Roger comes to the diner to get David. Maggie, who has let him in
the door, takes him to the counter but is surprised to find that David
isn't there. Puzzled, she tells him, "He was here a second ago.." She
tells him, "There's something I want to talk to you about. It's my
father. What's going on? He's been acting frightened since Burke Devlin
came back. There seems to be something going on between him, Burke and
you. What is it?" Roger denies that there is anything. Maggie tells him
her father has been acting strangely, that he was acted really nervous
when Burke visited the Evan's cottage. Roger exclaims, "What?! Burke
visited the cottage?" Maggie replies that he did, that he asked Sam
to do a portrait of him. Burke Devlin comes in through the door. He
asks Maggie, "Any of that Lobster Roll left?" Maggie leaves to get him
some. Roger and Burke exchange some angry words. Roger accuses Burke of
lying, saying, "You said you were only going to be here for a few days,
but I've found out that you're going to have a portrait painted." Burke
replies that he wasn't lying, his plans have changed. Roger vows to
put him back in prison and leaves. Maggie returns with Burke's dinner.
Burke mentions that he heard a kid had broken into his room. Maggie
replies, "Oh, that was just David. He didn't break in. A chambermaid
left the door open and he just went in to take a look." Burke asks
Maggie, "Was there any contact between your father and Roger Collins
when I was away?" Maggie replies, "No, not until the night you came
back. Roger came here looking for my father that night."
Roger goes to the sheriff's office. The sheriff tells him he's called
New York and checked out Burke Devlin and found that he was clean, that
he runs an investment company that buys companies and sells them for a
profit. He tells him he did find one strange thing though, that about
two weeks before Burke Devlin returned, he hired a private detective
named Wilbur Strake who came to Collinsport and asked a lot of questions
about the Collins family.
Burke Devlin finishes his Lobster Roll dinner, says goodbye to Maggie
and leaves. Maggie takes the dishes and goes into the kitchen with them.
David comes out from hiding and leaves. He's been in crouching down in
the phone booth.
Tape Date: July 21, 1966
Air Date: August 14, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Elizabeth is in the drawing room. Carolyn comes in through the front
door. Elizabeth asks her if she's found David. Carolyn replies that she
hasn't, that she's looked through all the places on the estate where he
might hide, including all her favorite hiding places when she was a kid
and not found him. She tells her she fears that maybe he ran away.
Elizabeth tells Carolyn that she blames Vicky for David running off.
At the Collinsport Inn, Burke Devlin returns to his room. He finds
David in the hallway waiting for him. David tells him he's been waiting
for him for over two hours, that he has something he wants to talk to
him about. Devlin invites him in. After seating David on the couch,
Burke tells him he'll go fix him a "Burke Devlin Special" to drink and
goes into the kitchen. While Burke is in the kitchen, David takes the
bleeder valve out of his pocket and puts it under the sofa seat mat.
Vicky comes downstairs and asks Elizabeth if David's been found.
Elizabeth tells her she hasn't, then tells Vicky it's her (Vicky's)
fault that David is gone. Vicky is shocked.
Carolyn goes to Vicky's room to talk to her. Seeing that Vicky looks
sad, she tells her, "Don't blame yourself about David. He was a problem
long before you came here." She asks her what's wrong. Vicky replies,
"It's your mother..."
At the Collinsport Inn, Burke Devlin comes out of the kitchen with
two drinks and gives one to David and toasts "To your mother!" They
drink. Burke tells David,"Your mother, Roger and I were once great
pals." He asks him if he likes the drink. David replies that he does.
Burke tells him, "It's a mixture of a couple of fruit juices. I loved
it when I was a kid." He asks him what he wanted to talk to him about.
David replies, "Oh, nothing."
Carolyn comes downstairs and angrily tells Elizabeth that she
shouldn't be blaming Vicky about David. Elizabeth agrees and admits
that she was wrong in blaming Vicky. The phone rings. It's Maggie. She
asks if David's home yet, saying he was at the diner about three
quarters of an hour ago. Elizabeth angrily asks, "He was there?! Why
didn't you call and tell us?" Maggie replies that she did, that she
called Roger, but by the time he came, David was gone. Elizabeth tells
Carolyn to go into town and look for David there.
Elizabeth apologizes to Vicky.
At the Collinsport Inn, David and Burke continue to talk. David tells
Burke, "My father hates me." Burke assures him that that can't be true,
that he's probably mistaking strictness for hate. He tells him his own
father was very strict too. David tells him, "I wish my father were
like you." Burke again asks him, "What did you come here for?" David
replies, "Nothing. I just wanted to see what you looked like. My father
and mother used argue all the time, and most of the arguments were about
you. I was just curious about you." Burke looks out the window and
notices that it's starting to storm. He tells David, "You'd better get
home before the storm gets real bad." He tells him he'll drive him home.
He tells David to go and wash up. While David is in the bathroom, Burke,
who was apparently peeking out of the kitchen while he was making the
"Burke Devlin Specials", lifts the seat cushion to see what David put
there and finds the bleeder valve.
Tape Date: July 22, 1966
Air Date: August 5, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Vicky is alone at Collinwood. She is in the drawing room. The lights
suddenly go out. Vicky gets a candle and tries to light it. A lightning
flash illumintate the foyer. Vicky is startled to see a shadowing figure
standing there. She calls out, "Who's there?", but receives no reply.
There's another lightning flash, but this time, there's no one in the
foyer. The electricity comes back on. Vicky hears a door. She goes to
see who it is and finds that it's Roger coming out of the door under the
stairs. Vicky tells him she saw someone in the doorway a few minutes
ago. Roger replies that it was probably him, that he was going down to
the cellar to replace a fuse. He asks where everyone is. She tells him
Carolyn is in town looking for David, and Elizabeht went to Matthew's
cottage to see if he's found David yet. Vicky tells Roger that it was
David who tried to kill him. She tells him about finding the bleeder
valve in his room.
Burke Devlin is studying the bleeder valve. He hears the bathroom
door start to open and quickly puts it in his pocket. David comes out
of the bathroom. Burke and David talk some more. The conversation turns
to dogs. Learning that David doesn't have one, Burke tells him, "Every
boy should have a dog!" and promises to get him one if he's in town
long enough. Nothing that the storm is getting worse, he tells David,
"I think it's time I got you home." He goes to the phone and calls
downstairs, telling the clerk to have his car brought out front. While
his back is turned, David, who's apparently decided that Burke Devlin
is a nice guy and has changed his mind about framing him, reaches under
the seat cushion to retrieve the bleeder valve, but can't find it.
Burke is driving David home. David suddenly tells Burke, "We've got
to go back! I think I left something in your room." Burke tells him
it's too late to go back now and tells him, "What did you forget?
I'll bring it to Collinwood tomorrow." David tells him,"Nothing. I was
mistaken. I didn't forget anything there."
At Collinwood, Vicky is explaining how she found the valve in
David's room and locked it in her dresser, thinking he couldn't get it
there, but found it gone and later learned that there was another key
to the dresser. Roger tells Vicky he's surprised that David would have
the knowledge to sabotage his car. Vicky shows him the "Mechano"
magazine David gave her and shows him the article explaining the
workings of the master brake cylinder. There's a knock at the door
downstairs. Vicky exclaims, "Maybe David's been found!" and rushes out
of the room.
Vicky and Roger go downstairs and open the front door. It's Burke
Devlin with David. Burke, perhaps not wanting Roger to become angry
with David for going to his room, lies, "I found him walking along
the streets in town." Roger tells David, "I want to talk to you, young
man!" and takes him into the drawing room, closing the doors behind
In the drawing room, Roger tells David he knows that it was he who
took the bleeder valve from his car. He tells him Vicky told him what
happened, about her finding the bleeder valve and his taking it again.
David tells him it's not true. He empties his pockets, putting the
contents on the table and says, "Look. I don't have it!" Roger replies,
"Well, then you obviously threw it away somewhere."
Outside in the foyer, Burke reminds Vicky about the advice he gave
her the first time he met her to get back on the train and leave. He
tells her it's not too late and advises her to leave Collinsport.
Inside the drawing room, Roger confronts David with the "Mechano"
magazine. David lies that it isn't his, that he's never seen it before.
Roger opens the drawing room doors and tells Vicky to come in. She
does. Roger asks her to recount her story. She does. David denies that
it's true. He accuses Vicky of being a liar. He shouts, "I never had
that valve!" Burke, in the foyer, hears this. He comes into the
drawing room, takes the valve out of his pocket, and asks, "Is this
what you're looking for?"
Tape Date: July 25, 1966
Air Date: August 8, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Roger asks Burke where he found the valve. Burke lies that when he
was driving David home, he stopped at the place where the accident
occured to take a look and found it lying near there. He remarks that
it must've fallen off by itself. He tells Roger that David was there
with him and can confirm his story. He asks David, "Isn't that true,
David?" David lies that it is. Roger asks David, "Why didn't you tell
me this before?" David is silent, but Burke interjects, "Because you
didn't give the boy a chance to, Roger!" Roger asks to speak to Vicky
alone. David and Burke leave the drawing room and Roger closes the
doors. He shows Vicky the bleeder valve and asks her, "Is this what
you found in David's room?" She replies that it is.
Outside in the foyer, Burke tells David to tell him the truth. He
tells David he found the bleeder valve under the sofa cushion in his
hotel room, that he saw him put it there when he was in the kitchen,
that he was peeking out the door while he was making the drinks. David
admits that he did. Burke tells him he knows that he was trying to
frame him, a man already under suspicion, but understands why he did it,
that when you're trapped in a corner, you do a lot of stupid things.
David tells him he didn't know he was going to be such a nice guy and
they were going to become such good friends. He tells him that when he
did, he tried to get the valve back, but couldn't. Burke tells David
he's mad at him a little, but that they're still friends.
Inside the drawing room, Vicky maintains that her story is true.
The phone rings. Roger answers. It's Carolyn. She tells Roger she didn't
find David, but inquired at the Collinsport Inn and learned from the
clerk that David left there with Burke Devlin a little while ago.
Roger wonders why Burke would lie about finding David wandering the
Outside, Burke is alone in the foyer. David comes out from the
bedroom hallway and comes back downstairs holding a photograph in
his hand. He gives it to Burke, saying, "It's not a very good one, but
it's the only one I have. I'm in it with my mother. My father's not in
it because he took it." Burke looks at the picture. David tells Burke
he wishes his mother would come back, but can't because she's in a
hospital. The drawing room doors open. Roger and Vicky come out. Roger
tells Burke he would like to speak to him now. He tells Vicky to keep
and eye on David. They go into the drawing room and close the doors.
Inside the drawing room, Roger tells Burke he knows he lied about
finding David wandering the streets, that he knows they left the hotel
Vicky and David are in David's room. David tells Vicky to go away
and leave him alone. She tells him she can't, that his father told him
to stay with him. He shouts, "I HATE YOU!"
Burke admits he lied, saying David had come to his room to
see him. He tells Roger he lied because he didn't want him to become
angry at David. Roger asks Burke why David would want to see him.
Burke replies, "Beats me. Maybe he wanted to see what I looked like
after hearing so much talk about me."
In David's room, David shouts at Vicky, "I wish you were dead! I
wish some ghosts would come and kill you!" Roger, who's just come in
through the door, shouts, "That's enough, David!" He tells Vicky he'd
like to speak to David alone. She leaves. David fearfully asks, "What
are you going to do?"
Vicky goes downstairs. Burke once again advises her to leave. Vicky
replies that she can't, that she's got to stay to try to find out about
her past. She remarks, "I don't have the money to hire a private
detective like you." Burke replies, "If you'll have dinner with me,
I'll let you see the report he prepared on you."
Upstairs, David insists he had nothing to do with the bleeder valve.
Roger, apparently not believing either David or Burke, angrily calls
David a "little murderer" and tells him he's going to have to send him
away. David screams, "NO!" and runs out of the room. He runs downstairs
and into the arms of Burke Devlin, his father right behind him. He
screams, "Help me, Burke, help me!" Burke replies, "Sorry, Davey, but
there's nothing I can do." Vicky asks Roger, "What are you going to
do?" Roger replies, "For now, lock him up in his room. Later,
we'll see." He takes David upstairs. Burke leaves, leaving Vicky
standing alone in the foyer, shocked at everything that's happened.
Tape Date: July 26, 1966
Air Date: August 9, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Elizabeth returns from Matthew Morgan's cottage. She tells Roger
she's told Matthew to go and search for David. Roger replies, "He
needn't bother." He tells her she's missed a lot, that a lot of things
have happened while she was gone. He tells her that David's back and
remarks, "He tried to kill me! My own charming son!" Elizabeth asks
where David is. Roger replies, "Where all criminals should be. Under
lock and key. I've locked him in his room." He shows her the bleeder
Sheriff Carter, in his office, calls his deputy outside on an
intercom and asks him to call Bill Malloy, saying he'd like to talk
to him. The deputy tells him that that won't be necessary, that Bill
Malloy's out there, that he came to talk to HIM. Malloy is sent to
Carter's office. Carter tells him he'd like to ask him a few questions
about the Collins family. He tells him that in particular, he like to
talk about one member of the family, David.
At Collinwood, Elizabeth tells Roger, "Now Roger, no matter what
David's done, he's still your son." Roger replies, "Is he? I've never
been sure about that. He was born eight months after his mother and I
were married. I've always suspected he was Burke's and hated him because
The sheriff asks Malloy, "Has David ever had any arguments with his
father? Has he ever wished him dead?" Malloy replies that he has, but
that's normal for a nine year old boy. The sheriff asks, "Did he have an
argument with his father just before the accident?" Malloy asks, "What
are you getting at?" Sheriff tells Malloy about the wrench, explaining
how David had "accidently" knocked it off the table and picked it up.
He tells Malloy that the fingerprint results have come back, that they
showed that there were two sets of fingerprints on them, Burke Devlin's
and David's. He tells him there's one strange thing, though. Some of
David's fingerprints were UNDER Burke's. He tells him he believes
Burke's story about finding the wrench on the front seat and that he
suspects it was David who left it there, that it was David who removed
the bleeder valve...
At Collinwood, Roger tells Elizabeth that David is a troubled boy,
that he needs help and he's going to send him away to a place where
he'll receive help. Elizabeth angrily refuses to let him do so. Roger
asks,"What am I supposed to do? Let him stay here and wait for him to
put rat poison in my coffee or something?" Elizabeth replies, "I don't
blame David for what he did. I can only imagine what his life's been
like, enduring this constant hatred from you. David is a Collins, just
like Jeremiah, Isaac and Benjamin", pointing to the portraits on the
walls, "and belongs here at Collinwood. If he needs any help, Miss
Winters and I will give it to him." There's a knock on the front door.
It's Sheriff Carter. He comes in and tells them he has something
important to talk to them about. He starts to tell them that the
fingerprint results from the wrench have come back but Elizabeth
interrupts him and says, "I have something important to tell you.
It turns out that the valve on Roger's car hadn't been tampered with
at all. It was just found at the accident site. Apparently it was loose
and fell off by itself. I've questioned the caretaker and he's admitted
that the last time he inspected the car, it was loose and should have
been replaced, but that he had neglected to do so." The sheriff, knowing
that this is probably not true, nevertheless asks, "So you want me to
drop the case, huh?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. There's no need for a
criminal investigation if there's no crime." Carter agrees to do so and
leaves. Elizabeth turns to Roger and says, "I had to lie. I had to
protect David." Roger growls at Elizabeth, "You've protected a monster,
Liz. One day, he'll give you reason to regret what you've done" and
Tape Date: July 27, 1966
Air Date: August 10, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Carolyn returns to Collinwood and finds her mother Elizabeth sitting
in the drawing room in the dark. Carolyn turns on the lights and asks
her what's wrong, but Elizabeth merely replies, "Be happy, Carolyn. I
want at least you to be happy." Elizabeth tells Carolyn that David's
back. Carolyn asks if he's admitted removing the bleeder valve.
Elizabeth replies that he hasn't, that he's up in his room refusing to
say anything. Carolyn asks, "But do you believe now that he's guilty?"
Elizabeth admits that she does not. Carolyn tells her, "I think we owe
Burke Devlin an apology." Elizabeth tells Carolyn she thinks she should
stop being so friendly with Burke Devlin, that just because he turned
out not to be responsible for Roger's accident, doesn't mean he's not
up to no good. Carolyn replies, "This is really about my not wanting
to marry Joe Haskell, isn't it?"
At the Blue Whale, Joe Haskell is sitting at a table, getting very
drunk and grumbling about Carolyn not wanting to marry him. Burke
Devlin comes in and joins him. Joe tells Burke off, calling him a
"girl stealer". He then says, cryptically, "His wife is going to have
a baby..." Burke asks him what he means. Joe explains that he's upset
because he was planning to go into business for himself with a friend,
that they were going to pool their money to buy a boat, but that now
his friend has backed out because he's discovered his wife is pregnant
and he's not going to be able to spare the money.
At Collinwood, Carolyn asks if plans have been made to send David
away. Elizabeth replies that they're not going to send him away, that
he's going to stay here everything will continue as they have been.
Carolyn is shocked. Elizabeth tells her they're going to explain the
accident to people by lying that the bleeder valve had been loose and
fell off all by itself.
Carolyn goes up to Vicky's room to talk. Vicky asks her, "Could I
borrow you car tonight? I have something I have to do in town." Carolyn
At the Blue Whale, Joe, very drunk by now, tells Burke, "You know
what the problem is? I'm a mouse. I've let everyone step all over me.
Well, I'm not going to let people stomp over me anymore!" and angrily
stomps out of the bar. Burke tells the bartender to put Joe's drinks on
In the foyer at Collinwood, Vicky tells Elizabeth she's not going to
be home for dinner tonight. There's a knock on the door. It's Joe. He's
very, very drunk. He tells Elizabeth, "I want to see Carolyn, and I want
to see her now!" Elizabeth tells Joe he's drunk and tells him to leave,
but Joe refuses, insisting on seeing Carolyn and starts up the stairs.
But as he is halfway up, Carolyn comes down. She sees Joe and says,
"You're potted!" Joe loudly announces, "Everyone come into the drawing
room! I have something to say!" Everyone goes into the drawing room.
Joe drunkenly tells everyone that it's his opinion that Carolyn will
never marry anyone, that she's destined to stay a spinster, staying at
Collinwood keeping her mother company. He blames Elizabeth for this,
saying that Carolyn has been affected by he crazy behavior, that
Carolyn's probably afraid she'll become as crazy as she, Elizabeth, is
and is afraid to marry because of it. Joe then collapses on the sofa,
unconscious. Carolyn turns to Elizabeth and tells her, "No mother!
It's not true!"
Vicky drives into town and meets Burke Devlin at the diner of
the Collinsport Inn, where Burke is about to have dinner.
Tape Date: July 28, 1966
Air Date: August 11, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Vicky asks Burke about the report on her. Burke asks her what she'd
like for dinner, suggesting lobster, saying the one's here are the
best in the world, but Vicky tells him she'd just like to see the
report. Burke tells her it's up in his room.
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Joe Haskell wakes up and sees
Carolyn standing there. He looks around, sees where he is, and asks,
"How did I get here? Did I do anything foolish?" Carolyn replies,
"You made an enemy." Joe asks, "Who?" Carolyn replies, "Me." She tells
him what he said. He apologizes and asks, "Is your mother angry?"
Carolyn replies, "Plenty!" Joe explains that he had gone to the Blue
Whale and got drunk because his plans for buying a boat fell through.
He tells her, "Burke Devlin was there. I think I told him off too."
In Burke Devlin's hotel room, Vicky asks for the report. Burke
tells her he'll get it for her.
Carolyn tells Joe to go and apoligize to Burke, but Joe refuses,
saying Burke Devlin's one person he's glad he told off. He asks, "Why
would you want me to apolize to the man who tried to kill your uncle?"
Carolyn tells him that it turned out that Burke wasn't responsible for
the accident, that the valve was loose and had fallen off by itself.
Joe suddenly remembers something and exclaims, "Oh no! I just
remembered. I left the Blue Whale last night without paying my bill!"
In Devlin's hotel room Burke, still insisting on having dinner
with Vicky, calls room service and asks for two steaks, two salads, and
two cups of black coffee sent up. Vicky reads the report he gave her
and tells him, "This isn't of much use to me. There isn't anything in
here I don't already know." He asks her what she want to find out.
She tells him her story. He tells her he'd like to help her any way
he can. There's a knock on the door. Burke says, "That must be our
dinner." He points to the restroom and tells her, "You can wash up
in there if you'd like." Vicky goes into the restroom and closes the
door. Burke answers the door but finds that it isn't dinner, but Joe
Haskell. Joe comes in. He see's Vicky's purse on a table and, realizing
that Burke is entertaining a woman, says, "Sorry if I'm interrupting
you, but I'll make this brief. I owe you something." Vicky comes out
of the bathroom. Joe is surprised to see her there. Joe gives Burke
eight dollars and change, says "Goodnight" and leaves. Vicky, upset
that Joe saw her there, tells Burke she's in no mood for dinner and
leaves. But before she leave, Burke gets her to promise to "take a
raincheck on dinner" and have dinner with him some other time.
Tape Date: July 29, 1966
Air Date: August 12, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
The telephone rings at Collinwood. Carolyn answers. It's Joe Haskell.
Carolyn, who's answered the phone in the foyer, tells Joe, "Wait a
minute. Let me take it in the other room." She goes into the drawing
room, closes the doors, and takes the call in there. David, who's been
hiding in the shadows in the foyer, goes and listens in on the call.
Carolyn asks Joe, "You're not at the bar again, are you?" Joe assures
her that he's not, that he's in the hotel restaurant, that he's just
been up to see Burke Devlin. Carolyn asks, "To apologize to him?" Joe
replies, "No. To pay for my drinks. He had company. You'll never guess
who. Vicky Winters."
Sam Evans (up till now played by Mark Allen, now for the first time
played by David Ford), comes into the diner and finds Joe there. He
asks for Maggie, but Joe tells her she isn't here, that she's gone on
an errand. Sam tells Joe, "If she comes back, tell her I've gone up
to see Burke Devlin."
Burke is in his room eating dinner alone. There's a knock at the
door. He answers. It's Sam Evans. He sees that Burke is having dinner
and tells him, "Sorry. I'll come back later. I don't want to interrupt
your dinner.", but Burke invites him in, saying, "It's all right. I even
ordered dinner for you.", pointing at the uneaten dinner meant for
Vicky. Sam remarks, "What? Have you added telepathy to your talents?"
Burke replies, "No. A lady walked out on me. What did you come here to
talk to me about?" Sam tells him, "Something's come up. A firm in
Boston's commisioned me to do some advertising sketches for them.
I won't be able to paint your portrait." Burke tells him, "That's
all right. You can paint it after you've finished the Boston Commision",
but Sam still tells him he doesn't think he can do it, saying "I don't
think I'm good enough to do it. You'll be wasting your $1000." Burke
replies, "Well, I think you are talented enough, and I'm willing to
risk the money. $1000 dollars isn't that much money to me"
At Collinwood, Carolyn is pacing around in the foyer. Vicky returns.
Carolyn, in a cold tone of voice, asks for her keys back. Vicky gives
them to her and asks, "Are there any leftovers from dinner? I'm
starved!" Carolyn sarcastically replies, "Why? Didn't Burke feed you
well enough?" They get into an argument about Vicky's going to see
Burke asks Sam if anyone's pressuring him to drop the commission.
Sam denies that anyone is. Burke refuses to let him drop the commission.
At Collinwood, things cool down between Vicky and Carolyn. Carolyn
tells Vicky, "We've got to stop fighting and be friends. I'm your only
ally here. David hates you. If you and I become enemies, life here will
become complete hell for you!"
David tells Vicky, in a threatening tone of voice, "You'll be sorry
you came here!"
Tape Date: August 1, 1966
Air Date: August 15, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
Later, Vicky tells Elizabeth, "I've decided to leave Collinwood."
Elizabeth asks why. Vicky replies, "It's David". She tells Elizabeth
what David said to her. Elizabeth tells Vicky she'd hate to see her
leave, saying she's come to consider her part of the family. Vicky
replies that she has to, that David hates her for exposing his guilt
in Roger's accident, that she can't teach a boy who thinks of her as
an enemy. The phone rings. It's Sam, asking for Roger. Elizabeth tells
him Roger isn't home and asks who it is. Sam hangs up without telling
Sam hangs up and exits the phone booth at the diner. He is surprised
to find Roger there. He tells him, "Oh, Roger. I was just trying to
contact you." Roger remonstrates him for calling him at Collinwood.
He asks, "Who did you talk to?" Sam replies, "Your sister." Roger asks,
"Did you tell her who you were?" Sam replies, "Of course not. Do you
think I'm a fool?" Roger tells him, "You are never to call me at
Collinwood again. And another thing. You are not to paint Burke's
portrait. I've been meaning to tell you that for some time, but other
things have occupied me." Sam tells Roger he tried to return Burke's
commision, but that Burke wouldn't let him. Roger tells him he'd better
try harder, that if he were to paint Burke's portrait, they'd be
spending a lot of time together, that they'd spend a lot of time talking
and Burke may be able to get a lot of information out of him. Sam tells
Roger, "I feel real bad about what I did to that boy 10 years ago..."
Elizabeth tells Vicky she'll have a talk with David. She asks her,
"Won't you stay just a little while longer to see how things work out?"
Vicky agrees to try. Vicky asks, "Do you mind if I go into town for a
movie tonight?" Elizabeth tells her, "No. Go ahead."
Elizabeth has a talk with David. She orders him to be civil to Vicky
and do what she tells him to do.
Sam is alone in the diner, Roger having left. Vicky comes in. Sam
asks, "What are you doing here?" Vicky replies, "I came into town for
a movie, but was too late. It had already started, and I hate going
into movies in the middle." Sam asks her about Elizabeth, saying,"I
haven't seen her since she locked herself up in Collinwood 18 years
ago." He asks, "Family is important to her, isn't it? How far would
she go to protect... Oh, never mind. I think she'll go to any length
to protect him..."
At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Roger have a heated argument about
David. Elizabeth tells him, "I'm only trying to help." Roger angrily
replies, "The way you've helped Carolyn? The way you've helped me?"
He tells her her intentions may be good, but her "help" usually makes
the situation worse. He angrily stomps out of the room and goes upstairs.
Elizabeth goes to the phone in the drawing room and places a call to
a Nick Calder in Portland, Maine, but can't get through to him. She
tells the operator to keep trying and call her back when she gets
through, that it's very important and to have him call back no matter
how late it is. Vicky, who's just come in and is in the foyer, hears
Elizabeth making the call.
Tape Date: August 2, 1966
Air Date: August 16, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
It is 1:00 in the morning. Roger goes into the drawing room and
telephones Sam Evans. Sam, who is still awake, answers the phone.
Roger again tells Sam he'd better cancel plans to paint Burke Devlin's
portrait. After Roger hangs up, he starts to pace the room, but sees
Vicky standing in the doorway dressed in a robe. He angrily asks her,
"What are you doing there?" She replies, "I couldn't sleep, so I came
down to get a book to read." He asks her, "How much of my phone call
did you hear?" She replies, "None of it. I just got here when you
saw me." He accuses her of snooping around and tells her she'd better
mind her own business.
At the Evan's cottage, Sam pours himself a drink. Maggie comes out
of her bedroom into the living room and asks Sam what he doing up so
late. He refuses to tell her, saying, "Go back to bed and leave me
alone." She asks who called, but he lies, "The friendly neigborhood
bookmaker." Maggie, seeing that she'll get nothing out of him, goes
back to bed.
Later at the Evan's Cottage, Sam is pacing the room. In his hand
are some sheets of paper. Maggie comes back out of her room. Sam asks,
"I thought you went back to sleep." Maggie replies that she couldn't
sleep so she came out to make herself a cup of tea. She notices the
papers in his hand and asks, "What's that?" Sam pulls the papers away
from her gaze and says, "It's a letter I wrote and it's personal and
private!" Maggie goes into the kitchen to make her tea. While she is
in there, Sam folds the letter, puts them in an envelope, seals and
writes something on it with a fountain pen. Maggie comes back out of
the kitchen and jokingly asks, "Who are you writing to? The friendly
neighborhood bookmaker?" Sam asks, "You want to see who this is for?"
and shows him the envelope. She looks at it and is surprised to find
her own name written on it. She is puzzled and asks, "For me?" He gives
it to her, telling her, "You are not to open it now. You are to put in
in a safe place and keep it there." Puzzled, she asks why. He replies,
"Let's just hope you never have to learn what's in there. Let's hope
you never have to learn..." but stops without finishing the sentence.
She asks, "Learn what?", but he refuses to tell her, saying, "Put it in
a safe place and don't open it unless something happens to me."
At Collinwood, Vicky is awakened by the sound of ghostly crying and
goes to investigate. Following the sound, she ends up in the basement.
She finds that the crying sound seems to be coming from behind a door,
the same door which Elizabeth had gotten angry at her for trying to
open when she was looking for David in the basement. She tries the door
but finds that it's still locked. She knocks on it and asks, "Who's
in there?" She hears footsteps. She turns and sees Roger coming down
the stairs. He sarcastically asks, "Still looking for something to
read, Miss Winters?" She tells him she heard a crying sound from behind
the door. Roger tries the door, finds it locked and accuses her of lying,
of snooping around again, saying no one could be in the room. Vicky
insists she heard a crying sound and asks, "Didn't you hear it?" The
phone rings and Roger rushes upstairs to answer it. Vicky follows him
up. As soon as they leave, the crying sound behind the door starts
Roger answers the phone. It's Nick Calder, asking for Elizabeth.
Roger angrily tells him, "It's after 1:00 in the morning, Mr. Calder.
My sister is asleep!" Vicky tries to get Roger's attention, saying,
"But Mr. Collins..", but he doesn't notice her. He tells Calder," Call
back at a more reasonable time!" and hangs up on him. Vicky tells Roger
that Elizabeth had called Nick Calder earlier but could not reach him,
that she had left word that he call back no matter how late it is.
Roger angrily shouts, "Miss Winters! You were hired as a governess,
nothing more. Are you trying to tell me how to take phone messages now?
You can tell my sister about this if you want!" Vicky starts up the
stairs to do so, but Roger stops her and, in a very sheepish tone of
voice starts to apoligize to Vicky. He begs her not to go up to
Elizabeth and asks her to come into the drawing room with him. She
does. Inside, he apoligizes to her, saying, "I've been boorish and
rude." He tells her it's because he's been under a lot of pressure
lately and promises her it'll never happen again. He asks her to
forgive him . She tells him, "I will if you'll answer one question
for me. Those sobbing sounds, you did hear them, didn't you?" Roger
admits that he did. Vicky asks, "What was it?" Roger replies, "I don't
know. I've heard them many times, but I have no idea what they are.
One of our ghosts, maybe..."
Tape Date: August 3, 1966
Air Date: August 17, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
It is the next day. Vicky is once again down in the basement. She
goes to the locked door and regards it. Matthew Morgan (now for the
first time played by Thayer David) comes downstairs and finds her
there. He confronts her and tells her she was told not to come down
here and snoop around. She tells him she came down here to get some
books for David, that he told her there were some "Rover Boys" book
down here. Matthew points to some crates and tells her, "The old books
are in those crates, not behind that door." Vicky tells him about the
sounds she heard last night coming from down here. Matthew tells her
that must have been the ghost of Josette Collins. From upstairs,
Elizabeth shouts for Matthew.
Burke Devlin is in the diner of the Inn, sitting at a table reading
a book, waiting for his breakfast to come. Carolyn Stoddard comes in
and sees him there. She sees that he is reading a book and notices that
it's "The Count of Monte Cristo". She muses, "That's about a man who
comes back for revenge, isn't it?"
Matthew goes upstairs and tells Elizabeth he was downstairs cleaning
out the old newspapers. Elizabeth gives him a list of things she wants
him to go into town and get, remarking, "I hope you can read my
handwriting." Matthew replies, "I've always been able to read your
handwriting." Elizabeth says, "But it's been much worse for the past
couple of days. I've been under a lot of pressure." Matthew growls,
"It's that Burke Devlin, isn't it?" Elizabeth tells him she has
something important to talk to him about and takes him into the
drawing room, closing the door behind them. She tells him, "Burke
Devlin was not responsible for Roger's accident." Matthew asks, "Then
who was?" Elizabeth replies, "YOU were." Shocked, Matthew asks, "I WAS?"
Elizabeth tells him, "Yes. You were. The bleeder valve was loose the
last few times you checked the car and should have been replaced, but
you neglected to do so. That was the cause of the accident." Matthew
vehemently says, "But that's not true!" Elizabeth replies, "It isn't,
but if anyone asks, that's what you are to say. Understand?" Matthew
asks why, but Elizabeth refuses to tell him. Even so, Matthew agrees
to tell this story. Elizabeth thanks him and tells him, "You're a good
friend, Matthew." Matthew replies, "That's more than I can say about
that girl you hired. She's downstairs again, even though you told her
not to go there."
Elizabeth goes downstairs and confronts Vicky, who's going through
some crates of old books, and tells her she was told not to come down
here. Vicky tells her she came down to get some "Rover Boys" books for
David. Elizabeth gets the books for her. Vicky tells her about the
sobbing sounds she heard last night. Elizabeth tells her, "There are
forty rooms in this house, most of them unused. The sound was probably
the wind blowing through an open window in one of them." Vicky protests,
"But I heard the sound coming from down here!" Elizabeth explains, "The
same pipes that carry heat carry sounds. That's why you thought the
sounds were coming from down here."
At the diner, Burke admires Carolyn's ring. She tells him it's her
birthstone. She offers to show him around town, showing some the things
that have changed the ten years he was gone. He tells her he can't, that
he's going to sit for a portrait this afternoon, then go to Bangor on
business. Carolyn asks if she can go to Bangor with him. He replies
that she can't, that it wouldn't look good if she were with him. After
Carolyn leaves, Burke finds that she has left her ring at the table.
At Collinwood, Vicky tells Elizabeth that Nick Calder had returned
her call late last night. Elizabeth calls Calder again, but once again
he is not there.
Burke Devlin is paying his bill at the diner. Matthew Morgan comes
in, sits at the counter and orders a cup of coffee. Burke sees him and
asks, "Hey! Don't I know you?" He introduces himself and asks, "Don't
you remember me?" Matthew replies, "You'd better remember me!" Burke
asks what he means. Matthew replies, "If you bring any trouble to Mrs.
Stoddard, I'll kill you!"
Carolyn returns to Collilnwood. She runs into Vicky at the top of
the stairs and asks, "How's the tutoring business going?" Vicky replies,
"It'll be going fine as soon as I can get my pen filled." Carolyn
lends her a pen and remarks, "I 'happened' to leave a ring somewhere,
and I expect a gentleman to call soon saying he found it!" She tells
Vicky, "By the way, if you need ink, I think there's a whole bottle in
the study." Vicky starts to talk about the sobbing noise, but Carolyn
interrupts her, saying, "I know. You heard it again last night." Vicky
asks her how she knows. Carolyn replies, "I heard it too. You should
stay in your room when you hear it like I do." Vicky asks, "But last time
you denied there was any sobbing noise!" Carolyn admits, "I lied last
time. I didn't want you to be scared away on your first night here."
After Carolyn leaves, Elizabeth, who's been in the drawing room and
has overheard the conversation, comes out into the foyer and tells
Vicky that she's disappointed she apparently doesn't believe what she
told her about the sounds and still thinks they are coming from behind
the locked door in the cellar. She holds out the key to the room and
says, "Here. If you don't believe me, you can take this key and look
for yourself and see what's in that storeroom." Vicky declines, saying,
"I don't think that'll be necessary, Mrs. Stoddard."
Tape Date: August 4, 1966
Air Date: August 18, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Sam is at home. There's a knock at the door. He answers. It's Roger.
Roger asks, "Have you cancelled the portrait with Burke?" Sam replies
that he hasn't. Roger angrily says, "I expected you to have done so
by now!" Sam replies, "Then you expect the impossible. I've talked to
Burke. He refuses." Suddenly, Sam looks out the window and announces,
"Burke's car just pulled up! He's here! He'll see your car and know
you're here!" Roger replies, "No. I parked in town and walked here."
Sam points toward the door to the bedrooms and tells him to hide in
there. Sam lets Burke in. He tries to cancel the sitting for today,
claiming that his hands aren't steady and asks him to delay the
sitting for a week, but Burke replies, "No. What if you're hands
aren't steady next week either, or the week after that, and the week
after that?", implying he's faking it, and insists that they start
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Bill Malloy is having Elizabeth
sign some papers authorizing the purchase of some new equipment which
he assure her will increase the speed of canning by 20%. Before signing,
she asks, "And you're sure this won't cause any loss of jobs?" He
assure her it won't, that he knows how much she hates laying people off
and wouldn't let that happen. After they finish business matters, Bill
tells Elizabeth, "Did you know Burke Devlin was making inquiries about
everything the Collins family owns?" Elizabeth asks, "Why would he want
to do that?" Malloy answers, "Moby Dick. Do you know what happened in
Moby Dick? Captain Ahab chased that white whale all over the world.
He wanted to destroy the thing that hurt him. That's what I think Burke
is doing. I think he wants to destroy the Collins family." He tells her
he hasn't been able to sleep the past few night worrying about this and
asks her to give him permission to do whatever's necessary to stop
Devlin, but Elizabeth tells him, "I'm not afraid of Burke Devlin."
The phone rings. It's Nick Calder returning Elizabeth's call. She
tells him she'd like him to come back to work for her. He tells her
he already has another job. She tells him to think about it. After
Elizabeth hangs up the phone, Malloy asks, "So you're not afraid of
Burke Devlin, heh? So what do you want Nick Calder back for? He's
smart and fast and just the man who can handle someone like Burke."
Elizabeth admits that Burke Devlin does worry her. Malloy tells her
that with or without her permission, he'll stop Devlin and leaves.
At the Evan's Cottage, Sam is making a preliminary sketch of
Burke. Burke starts to talk about the Collins Family, saying they're
a mean bunch who don't care what happens to anyone else. Sam remarks,
"Oh, I don't know about that. I've always thought that Elizabeth was
a very nice woman." Burke asks, "And how about Roger?" Sam lies, "I
wouldn't know. I hardly know him." Burke replies, "Well, I know him.
He's played a big part in my life. It was Roger that sent me to prison
ten years ago!" After Sam finishes the preliminary sketch, Burke
remarks that he has to wash his hands and heads toward where Roger is
hiding, but Sam stops him and says, "No! Not there! Maggie's got her
stockings hanging all over the place. Use the kitchen sink!" Burke
jokes, "What's the matter, Sam? You've got someone hidden there? A
woman?" Sam jokes, "Yeah. Ten of 'em!" After Burke washes his hands,
the phone rings. Sam answers and is surprised to find it's for Burke.
He tells Burke and asks, "How'd anyone know you were here?" Burke
replies that he left word at the hotel where he'd be. He takes the
phone and finds that it's Bill Malloy. Malloy tells him he'd like
to talk to him. They agree to meet in 10 minutes at the hotel diner.
After Burke leaves, Roger comes out of hiding. He tells Sam that
these sittings can't go on, that he heard the questions Burke asked
him. Sam replies, "You heard the answers I gave him. I didn't tell him
anything." Roger replies, "Maybe you didn't today, but he'll continue
at each sitting, and eventually he'll wear you down and you'll tell
him something without meaning to." Roger offers Sam $6000 to leave
town. Sam tells Roger he's already thought about leaving town and
has come to the conclusion he can't do that. (Accounting for
inflation, that's about $35,000 today ).
At the diner, Bill Malloy confronts Burke and asks, "You want to
buy them out, don't you? I'm not going to let you punish that family!"
He asks, "You blame the Collins Family for railroading you into jail
ten years ago, don't you?" Burke replies that he does, that he's
never made a secret of this. Malloy offers him a deal, telling him,
"If you leave town, I'll do my best to clear you, to prove you are
innocent of the crime you were put in jail for ten years ago."
At the cottage, Roger tells Sam, "My freedom is at stake!" and
in a threatening tone tells him, "I'll do ANYTHING necessary to protect
myself!", implying he'll arrange for something to "happen" to him
if he doesn't leave town. Sam replies, "You know, after our last
meeting I suspected you'd eventually try to do something like this,
so I took steps to protect myself." He tells Roger that he's written
a letter telling the true story of what happened ten years ago, that
it's safely sealed and in a safe place right now, but should anything
happen to him, the letter will be opened and read. He tells Roger,
"You'll never find it. It could be anywhere. I could've given it to
anyone for safekeeping." He start to name some names of people he
could've given it to, "Elizabeth Stoddard,....Bill Malloy." They are
both startled by Bill Malloy saying, "Did I hear someone call my name?"
They turn and see Bill Malloy standing in the room. He remarks, "Sam,
if you don't want unexpected guests, you shouldn't leave your door
Tape Date: August 5, 1966
Air Date: August 19, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick
Sam asks Bill why he didn't knock. Malloy replies that he did, but
that they were arguing so loudly that they didn't hear him. Roger asks
Malloy what he's doing there. Malloy replies that he came for a cup
of coffee and asks Roger what he's doing there. Roger replies that he
came to get Sam to paint his portrait. Malloy remarks that Sam's
business is very good, that he'll run out of paint with so much
business. He remarks that he talked to Burke Devlin and knows he's
painting Burke's portrait too. He asks, "Was Burke here? Did you run
into him, Roger?" Roger replies that Burke wasn't here. Malloy remarks,
"There goes another theory. I thought you were two were arguing about
Burke." Roger replies they were arguing about the price of the
portrait. Malloy remarks, "Mighty heated argument just about the
price of a painting." in a tone of voice indicating he doesn't believe
it. Roger leaves. Sam asks Burke, "Why did you really come here?"
Malloy points to a sketch of Burke Devlin lying on a table and says,
"Because of him."
Burke Devlin telephones Collinwood and tells Carolyn he found her
ring in a tone of voice that indicates he doesn't believe she really
"lost it." He tells her he'll drop by at Collinwood and return it to
her. She insists that he not take the trouble and tells him she'll meet
him at the restaurant at 12:30.
At the Evan's Cottage, Malloy, sipping a cup of coffee, tells Sam
he's tired of coffee and would like a drink. Sam pours him one. Malloy
gets Sam to drink with him.
At the diner, Burke Devlin calls "Bronson" and tells him he'll meet
him later. When he gets out of the telephone booth, he finds that
Roger Collins has entered the the diner. Burke tells Roger he'd like
to talk to him about Sam Evans. Roger lies, "I hardly know the man."
Burke remarks, "You two seem to have been seeing a lot of each other
lately." Roger lies that he's been seeing Sam about a painting. Burke
toys with Carolyn's ring. Roger sees it and asks where he got it,
saying he got it for Carolyn for her 16th birthday. Burke replies that
he and Carolyn had had coffee together and that she had left it on the
table. Roger takes it, saying he'll give it to her. Roger warns Burke
to stay away from his family. Burke replies, "But what if they don't
want to keep away from me?"
Roger returns to Collinwood and runs into Carolyn in the foyer.
Carolyn remarks the she doesn't have time to talk to him, that she
has a big date. Roger replies, "Why don't you just let Burke Devlin
wonder where you are?" Carolyn asks how he knew she was going to see
Burke. Roger tells her he ran into Devlin and got her ring from him.
He gives it to her. Roger tells her he doesn't want her seeing Devlin.
They have a big argument about this.
Carolyn goes to the diner to see Burke anyway. She asks, "Where's
my ring?" He takes her purse and goes through it. He finds the ring
in there and gives it to her. He tells her he knows she "lost" it on
purpose, that it's the oldest trick in the book, a trick older than
both of them. Carolyn asks, "Why can't I go to Bangor with you?"
Burke calls her stubborn and tells her, "I'll be stubborn too. You
can't, that's all." He excuses himself and leaves. Carolyn goes to
the phone booth and telephones Collinwood. Vicky answers. Carolyn
tells Vicky to tell Elizabeth she won't be home for dinner because
she has a date.
Malloy has succeeded in getting Sam Evans drunk. He asks him what
Roger was really here for. Sam drunkenly about someone threatening him
and demanding he leave town. Malloy asks, "Who are you so afraid of,
Sam? Is is Roger?" Sam replies, "Roger's afraid of ME! Can you imagine
it? The great Roger Collins afraid of me?" He continues, "I tell you a
secret, Bill. I'm the only thing that stands between Roger Collins and
a long prison sentence!" then slips unconciousness.
Tape Date: August 8, 1966
Air Date: August 22, 1966 Monday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
It is a little later. Sam has awaken from his drunken stupor and
is in the cottage alone. The phone rings. It's Roger. Roger asks,
"Is Malloy still there?" Sam replies that he isn't. Roger asks, "What
happened between you and Malloy?" Sam replies, "We had a few drinks,
that's all." Roger angrily tell him,"What?! What did you blab to him
while you where drunk?" Sam replies that he doesn't remember. Roger
continues to rail at him for getting drunk. Sam just puts the phone
onto the table and goes and pours himself another drink. Roger shouts,
"Sam? Answer me! I know you can hear me!" Sam hangs the phone up.
Elizabeth walks into the drawing room and is surprised to see Roger
there. She asks, "Shouldn't you be at the office?" Roger replies,
"You should be glad I was at home. I prevented your daughter
from seeing Burke Devlin!" He tells her about the ring, saying he
thinks Carolyn "lost" it on purpose so she could have an excuse for
seeing Burke again. He remarks that she's having a lot of problems
with Carolyn. Elizabeth retorts, "At least she won't have any money
problems!" and reprimands him for having squandered his inheritance.
He retorts, "At least I had fun with my money. You didn't." She
tells him, "I had to use my money to buy all those shares in the
business you put on sale to the public. I couldn't let the business
be owned by strangers." She continues, "Enough of this. Why didn't
you tell me Nick Calder returned my call?" Roger reples, "I forgot."
Maggie returns to the Evan's cottage. Sam asks her why she's
returned in the middle of the day. She tells him she forgot to bring
her shopping list. She notices that somethign's wrong and asks him
what it is, but he refuses to tell her and goes into his room. Maggie,
worried, telephones Collinwood. Vicky answers. Maggie tells her she'd
like to speak to Roger. Vicky gives the phone to Roger and tells him
Maggie wants to talk to him. Roger takes the phone and hangs up
without talking to her. Vicky asks her why he did that. He tells her
he's late for the office and doesn't have the time to talk to her.
Vicky asks, "Why didn't you just say that, then?" Roger growls,"Didn't
I tell you before it wasn't your job to criticize my telephone
etiquette? Your job here is to tutor my son, not me!" and leaves.
Elizabeth comes into the room and asks Vicky if she has any idea where
Carolyn is. Vicky replies that Carolyn told her she wouldn't be coming
home for dinner, that she has a big date. She remarks, "I don't think
you have to worry about her. Joe Haskell is a nice guy." Elizabeth
replies that she's worried that Carolyn's not seeing Joe, but Burke.
She telephones Joe at the office and asks him if he has a date with
Carolyn tonight. He tells her, "I don't think so, but I was so drunk
last night, I'm not sure..." Elizabeth tells him to drop by to see
At the Evan's cottage, Sam comes out of his room into the living
room. Maggie continues to try to get him to tell her what's wrong.
She lets slip that she tried to call Roger to see if he knew, but
couldn't reach him. Sam becomes very angry that she did this and
nearly strikes her. She leaves.
Roger comes to the Evan's cottage. He asks Sam, "What happened with
Bill Malloy?" Sam tells him again that he doesn't remember. Sam tells
him, "You got me into this..." Roger retorts, "No. It was your greed
that got you into this. We're in this together, and there's nothing
either of us can do about that." Roger asks, "What did you tell
Maggie?" Sam replies, "Nothing." Roger asks, "Then why did she call
me?" Sam replies, "I don't know. Maybe she thought you could tell her
why I was so worried." He tells Roger he got so angry at Maggie he
almost struck her. Roger remarks, "Maybe you should have." Sam does
not like this and remarks, "I didn't think I could hate someone the
way I hate you!" Roger tells him the feeling is mutual and says,
"I don't intend to let your weaknesses bring me down with you! I'm
going to do something about you!" After Roger leaves, Sam mutters,
"Maybe I'll think of something to do about YOU!"
At Collinwood, Elizabeth tries to call Nick Calder again. She puts
the phone down when she sees Vicky enter the room. Vicky tells her
she's going into town. Elizabeth asks, "How are you going to get
there?" Vicky replies, "I'm going to walk. I need the exercise."
Without thinking, she adds, "You know, you should get out more too.
It'd be good for you.." then suddenly realizes what she's said and
apoligizes, saying "I suppose it's none of my business that you
haven't left this house for 18 years." Elizabeth replies, "No it
isn't." After Vicky leaves, Elizabeth calls Ned Calder again, but
finds he isn't there and his secretary doesn't know where he is.
There's a loud knocking at the front door. Elizabeth goes and answers.
When she opens the door, she finds Sam Evans standing there...
* Nick Calder's number in Bangor (311) 500-098
Tape Date: August 9, 1966
Air Date: August 23, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Elizabeth asks Sam, "Do I know you?" Sam replies, "Yes, but I
haven't been up here for 10 years. I was much different then" and
introduces himself. He tells her he'd like to talk to her about
Roger, about the auto accident he was in 10 years ago. They go into
the drawing room. He admires the paintings on the walls and tells her,
"You know, your husband Paul once commissioned me to paint a portrait
of him. He specified that it be the same size as the ones in this
room so it could be put up here. It was never finished. Would you
like me to give you what I have?" She replies no. He tells her,
"Strange. Burke Devlin's commissioned me to paint a portrait of him,
specifying it be this size too."
Burke Devlin is sitting at a table in a Bangor restaurant with
Blair. Blair tells him, "We're just about ready to pick up the
outstanding notices on the Collins cannery." Burke replies, "Good,
but I want more than that. Much more. You sure there isn't anything
to connect you and me?" Blair assures him there isn't. Meanwhile,
Carolyn comes in and sits down at a table across the room. The waiter
asks her what she'd like, but she tells him, "I'll order later. I
expect someone to be joining me soon." Blair asks Burke if he'd like
him to start buying out the Collins debt now. Burke replies, "No.
There's no hurry. Half the fun of destroying the Collins family is
the anticipation." (Carolyn is too far away to hear what they are
talking about.) Burke notices Carolyn and goes to her table. She
invites him to have a seat. He replies, "I think I'd better..."
At Collinwood, Sam is in the drawing room with Elizabeth. Sam is
beating around the bush and Elizabeth starts to get angry with him,
accusing him of wanting money for his information. There's a knock
at the door. Elizabeth answers. It's Joe Haskell. He asks, "You wanted
to see me?" Elizabeth asks if he knows where Carolyn is. He replies,
"No, but I have a pretty good idea where she is." He tells Elizabeth
that Carolyn was seen in the diner with Burke and was later seen
driving on the road to Bangor. He tells her he asked the hotel clerk
where Burke Devlin was and was told he had gone to Bangor. Elizabeth
telephones the office to try to find Bill Malloy.
Burke sarcastically remarks to Carolyn, "Quite a coincidence you
coming to the same restaurant as me." Carolyn admits that it's no
coincidence. She tell him she followed him. He asks why. She replies,
"I'm just a curious girl, I guess." He asks, "What were you curious
about? Did you think I was coming up here to meet some sloe-eyed
beauty and become jealous? Well, I did come up here to see my
first love. Money." He gestures toward Blair and tells her, "That's
James Blair, my banker." He takes her over to his table and in a
joking voice introduces her to Blair, saying, "He and I are here
formulating secret plans to defraud your mother of all her money!"
He remarks, "It would be nice if we could all have dinner together,
but Mr. Blair has another appointment, don't you, Mr. Blair?" Blair
gets the hint and replies that he does. As Blair is leaving, Burke
goes to him and whispers, "I'll meet you in the hotel room later."
Burke orders dinner, salad, a baked potato and a steak, medium rare.
Carolyn asks, "Could I have french fries instead of the baked potato?"
Burke laughes, "I guess I'm showing my age!" He jokes with her, asking
what she'd say if she were questioned about why she'd having lunch
with him, using an exaggerated lawyer-like tone, "Miss Stoddard, where
were you ...." Carolyn gives some joking answers. Burke replies, "Miss
Stoddard, for being a good witness, I will give you a reward" and
gives her the fancy, expensive looking fountain pen he's been writing
with. She laughs and takes it. Then, considering the joke over, she
tries to give the pen back to him, but he refuses to take it, saying
he's really given it to her. She tells him, "Oh, no. I couldn't
accept a gift like this!", but he refuses to take it back, saying it's
At Collinwood, Elizabeth, having found that Bill Malloy is not in
the office, goes back into the drawing room. She tells Sam she's
tired of his beating around the bush and demands, "What do you want,
Sam? Stop beating around the bush!" He tries to say someting, but
stops, exclaims, "I can't do it! I just can't do it!" and abruptly
Tape Date: August 10, 1966
Air Date: August 24, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Maggie Evans is in the diner typing up some menus. She finishes
and then takes the wallboard down and starts to change it. Bill Malloy
comes in. He asks her, "Notice anything strange about your father
lately?" He tells her he thinks he's stumbled onto some information
that may be dangerous to him, information concerning someone else.
Maggie replies, "That person must be Burke Devlin or Roger Collins."
Malloy asks, "Why do you say that?" Maggie replies, "Both of them
have been up to the house a lot lately." Malloy goes into the phone
booth to make a telephone call. Vicky comes into the diner. She tells
Maggie, "I walked all the way into the town. It's a lot farther than
I thought!" Maggie gets her a soda. Bill Malloy comes out of the
telephone booth, says hello to Vicky and leaves.
Vicky and Maggie talk. Maggie asks about things at Collinwood.
Vicky replies that she thinks what occurs at Collinwood is
confidential and she doesn't think she should talk about it and asks,
"Why do you want to know?" Maggie replies, "Oh, I think my father's
somehow become entangled in the mess over there." She talks about her
father, saying he's a wonderful guy whom she, Vicky, would love
meeting. She tells her she had a wonderful childhood, that her father
had to be both father and mother and did a wonderful job - until
about 10 years ago, when he changed and became very sad and moody. She
tells Vicky she remembers it was about the same time he sold some
paintings to someone for a lot of money. Vicky remarks, "You'd think
it would be exactly the opposite if he'd just made a lot of money."
Bill Malloy is at the Blue Whale drinking. Joe Haskell shows up at
the bar looking for Carolyn but finds Malloy there instead. He asks
Malloy, "Are you all right?" Malloy replies, "No. I'm sick. Sick at
heart." He tells Joe, "I've been trying the Sam Evans method of
solving my problems, but you know, I've found it doesn't work. There
isn't enough whiskey in the whole world to blot out facts that must
At the diner, Maggie invites Vicky to come to the cottage and
have dinner with her and her father sometime. Sam comes into the
diner just as Vicky is leaving. He learns from Maggie that Malloy
was here but left to go to the Blue Whale.
Sam goes to the Blue Whale and finds Bill Malloy sitting there with
Joe. He tells Joe he'd like to talk to Malloy alone. Joe leaves.
Sam tries to find out what he said to Bill last night when he was
drunk, but Malloy is coy about it.
Joe goes to Collinwood to tell Elizabeth he found Bill Malloy.
He runs into Vicky in the foyer. The phone rings. It's Carolyn.
Vicky picks up the phone and talks to her. After she hangs up,
she tells Joe that Carolyn was with Burke. Seeing the crestfallen
look on his Joe's face, she tells him, "I don't think you need to
worry. She's fascinated with Burke right now because he's new and
exciting, but in a little while, he won't be new and exciting
At the Blue Whale, Sam, by now a little drunk, remarks to Malloy,
"You know, I went up to Collinwood this afternoon to tell Elizabeth
the whole story, but I just couldn't do it. I just couldn't do it!"
He gets up and leaves. Malloy mutters to himself, "Maybe I can."
Tape Date: August 11, 1966
Air Date: August 25, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
Bill Malloy continues to drink. Carolyn Stoddard comes into the
Blue Whale and sees him. He remarks, "I thought you were in Bangor"
She asks, "How did you know I was in Bangor?" Malloy tells her he
found out from Joe Haskell. Carolyn gets angry about this. They talk
a little while, then Carolyn tells him, "I think I'd better be going
home." Malloy remarks, "I'll be going to Collinwood soon too. I have
something I have to tell your mother." Carolyn says, "Let's go there
together, then." Malloy replies, "No. I think I'll wait a while. What
I have to talk to her about isn't pleasant."
At Collinwood, Elizabeth calls the operator and says, "Hello. This
is Elizabeth Collins at COllinwood-4099. Is there any word on that
call I placed to Nick Calder?" The operator replies, "Not yet" and
Elizabeth hangs up. There's a knock at the front doors. Elizabeth
answers. She opens the door and exclaims, "John!" She invites him in
and tells him he wanted him to come to set up a trust fund for her
nephew David. While they're talking, she mentions that she's trying
get Nick Calder to come back, saying things aren't working out with
Bill Malloy, that though he's great at running the fishing fleet, he
isn't so good at running the business. John Harris asks, "Why did
you say no when Nick asked you to marry him?" Elizabeth replies,
"Because I'm still married." There's a phone call. Elizabeth answers.
It's Nick Calder. She tells him, "I need you to come back. Things
aren't working out without you." He asks, "Have you changed your
mind about marrying me?" She replies that she hasn't. He tells her
he doesn't want to come back in that case.
Elizabeth and John Harris finish setting up a trust fund for David,
Elizabeth signing the last papers. Harris tells her she's got to be
careful, that all her money's tied up now, some of it in the share's
she bought from Roger, some of it in the trust fund. He tells her that
the money's in "demand notes" which are payable on demand. He tells
her, "By the way, a man from a New York investment firm has been
making inquiries about your business. I brushed him off." Carolyn
returns. In the foyer, Elizabeth tells Carolyn she knows she's been
with Burke Devlin and admonishes her, saying, "I don't want you
associationg with him!" They get into an argument about this. Carolyn
remarks, "Bill Malloy didn't seem to like me seeing Burke, either."
She tells Elizabeth that she saw Malloy at the Blue Whale, that he
was drinking and acting strangely, that he said he had to come to
Collinwood to talk to her about something. As if on cue, Bill Malloy
arrives. He tells Elizabeth he has to talk to her. She asks, "John
Harris is here. Couldn't this wait?" He replies emphatically, "NO!
This is important!" Elizabeth tells Carolyn to go and entertain
Harris while she talks to Malloy.
Malloy asks Elizabath, "Have you wondered why Burke Devlin came
back? He came back to prove his innocence!" Elizabeth asks, "If
Burke is innocent, then someone else must be guilty. Are you implying
Roger is?" She refuses to listen to him, saying the court found Burke
guilty 10 years ago and that's what she's going to believe.
Inside the drawing room, Carolyn and John Harris are making small
talk. He is explaining to her how a bank works. The conversation turns
to Burke Devlin. Harris remarks, "I wish I could handle his bank
account!" Carolyn tells him, "No chance of that. He already has a
banker whom he seems to trust, a James Blair. I saw them together in
Bangor." A look of shock crosses Harris's face. He exclaims, "Are you
sure? I've got to talk to your mother about this! I had no idea he was
working for Burke Devlin!"
In the foyer, Malloy tells Elizabeth he thinks he has proof that
Burke Devlin was innocent. Elizabeth asks, "What good would it do to
drag this all out again? Burke can't get those five years back."
Malloy replies, "No, but he can redeem his good name." She replies,
"I'm not willing to sacrifice Roger for that." John Harris comes
bursting out of the drawing room. He exclaims that he's learned that
the man who's been inquiring about the demand notes, James Blair, is
working for Burke Devlin. Bill Malloy shouts, "For once in my life
I'm going to do something against your wishes!" and rushes out of the
Bill Malloy goes to the Blue Whale. There, he calls Roger Collins
at his office and asks him to come meet him. When Roger refuses,
Malloy warns him, "If you don't come RIGHT NOW, I'll go to the
Tape Date: August 12, 1966
Air Date: August 26, 1966 Friday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
Burke Devlin comes into the Blue Whale and runs into Bill Malloy
there. Malloy tells him, "I want to talk to you. I know what you're
trying to do to Elizabeth and I don't approve of it!" Burke pretends
to be puzzled and lies, "But I not trying to do anything!" Malloy
asks, "Then what do you have to do with a man named James Blair, a
man who has been inquiring into Elizabeth's demand notes, a man with
whom you were seen in Bangor?" Burke lies, "He's just an old friend,
that's all." Malloy tells him he doesn't believe him and asks, "If
I could help you prove you weren't the one who should've gone to
prison 10 years ago, would you leave Elizabeth Stoddard and the
rest of the Collins family alone?" Burke asks, "What do you mean by
the 'rest of the family'?". Malloy replies, "The rest of the family
who are not involved." Burke asks, "And Roger?" Malloy tells him, "I
believe a guilty man should go to prison." Burke asks, "Even Roger
Collins?" Malloy replies, "No matter who." Malloy tells Burke
he has a "hole card to play" and is expecting someone. Burke asks who.
Malloy replies, "You'll know when you see him, and if he doesn't show,
up, I'll have to go looking for him!"
Roger is in his office, nervously playing darts. Carolyn comes in.
She tells him she came to see Joe, but dropped by to see him first.
She tells him she ran into Bill Malloy at the Blue Whale, that he
told her he had something terrible he had to tell Elizabeth and later
showed up at Collinwood to tell her. Roger asks, "What did he say?"
Carolyn replies, "I don't know. I was in another room. I saw him leave,
though. He looked very worried and said he had something he had to
do that Elizabeth wouldn't like." Bill Malloy comes into the office,
saying he'd like to speak to Roger alone. Roger orders him to leave,
but Malloy refuses, saying, "NO! I'm staying here till this is
settled!" Carolyn leaves to see Joe. Malloy demands that they all
meet and settle things. Roger tells Malloy,"This is none of your
business!" Malloy replies, "Yes it is. It involves the Collins business
and I'm not going to let anything happen to Elizabeth!" Roger demands,
"Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you know!" Malloy
replies, "It's not what I know. It's what Sam Evans knows." Roger
derisively remarks, "He's nothing but a drunk!" Malloy angrily says,
"If that's what you think, why don't you go to the police and tell
them I'm slandering you? In fact, if that's what you think, I insist
you go to the police!" and leaves. Roger crushes a dart...
At Collinwood, Carolyn is in the drawing room, standing in front of
the portrait of Jeremiah Collins and reading aloud from the family
history, "Jeremiah Collins, sixth generation descendant of the man
who founded Collinsport, married Josette LaFreniere in 1830 and
built the great house of Collinwood soon after..."* Roger comes
into the room and remarks, "brushing up on the family history, eh?"
She tells him that she had lunch with Burke Devlin, that she thought
she could make him a friend of the family intead of an enemy. She
tells him he gave her a present and shows Roger the pen. Roger gets
angry and tells her she can't keep it, that it looks very expensive
and that he probably wants something. He tells her he won't allow her
to take such a gift from a man who has sworn to destroy him and keeps
it, saying he'll return it. Carolyn angrily stalks out of the room.
The phone rings. Roger answers. It's Bill Malloy. He asks Roger,
"Have you come to a decision about what we talked about earlier?"
Roger replies, "Yes. I've decided to have my sister get rid of you."
and hangs up.
Bill Malloy tries to call Collinwood again, but Roger refuses to
answer. Bill then calls Burke Devlin and tells him, "Meet me at the
Blue Whale right away."
Carolyn comes back into the drawing room to get the family history.
Roger apoligizes to her for getting angry with her earlier and offers
to give her the pen back, but Carolyn tells him, "No. I don't want it
now. You made it sound so sordid." She explains, "I guess I was just
trying to play lady PI. But I did find out something, though. He met
a man named James Blair there." Roger replies, "James Blair? The name
doesn't mean a thing to me." Carolyn explains, "Well, it meant a lot
to John Harris, and to Bill Malloy too." She explains, "He appears
to be from some New York syndicate looking into the Collins business."
Roger exclaims, "So that's what's got Bill Malloy so worked up! He
wants to stop Burke Devlin! Well, I'm not going to be his sacrificial
Bill Malloy and Burke Devlin are in the Blue Whale. Malloy tells
Burke, "Elizabeth isn't responsible for what happened to you 10 years
ago. Only Roger is. Lay off the Collins family and I'll give you Roger
on a silver platter. Meet me in Roger's office at 11:00. I'll make
sure Roger and anyone else involved is there, and we'll get this
thing settled once and for all!" Burke replies, "I'll be there."
* This doesn't match the history that will unfold later,
where Jeremiah Collins marries Josette DuPres in 1795.
The house is also built in 1795, not 1830.
Tape Date: August 15, 1966
Air Date: August 29, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swann
The phone rings in the drawing room at Collinwood. Roger, who's
alone in there, answers. It's Burke Devlin. He tells Roger that
Bill Malloy has arranged a meeting in his office at 11:00. He tells
him, "I'll be there. I just called to make sure you'd be there too!"
Roger tries to telephone Malloy at his house, but Malloy's
housekeeper tells him Malloy's not home and she doesn't know where
he is. Vicky comes into the room, saying she came to get David's
drawing. Roger points to the coffee table and tells her, "There it
is." Vicky gets the drawing. She tells Roger it's very good, that
maybe she's found a way David can be creative instead of destructive.
She shows Roger the drawing. It's a very good drawing of Collinwood.
Roger remarks, "Ah, Collinwood with all it's dark shadows.*" Vicky
suggests that David's talents be nurtured, that he be taken to meet
a real artist. She tells Roger that she's been invited to have dinner
with an artist, that Maggie has invited her to have dinner at her
house with her and her father. Roger, shocked, exclaims, "Sam Evan?
THAT'S the real artist you've been talking about? There's a few
things I have to tell you about Sam Evans!"
Bill Malloy shows up at the Evan's Cottage. He tells Sam that he's
arranged a meeting in Roger's office at 11:00 for Roger, Burke and
him, Sam. He tells him, "You be there! We're going to settle this
thing once and for all!" Sam refuses. Malloy tells him, "If you don't
I'm going to tell Burke what you said, that you're the only thing
standing between Roger Collins and a prison sentence!"
At Collinwood, Roger tries to dissuade Vicky from having dinner
with Sam Evans by telling her that Sam Evans is a drunk, that when
he gets drunk, he gets very ugly. Roger tells Vicky he has to make
some private phone calls and doesn't want to be disturbed. Vicky
leaves the drawing room. There's a knock at the door. Vicky answers.
It's Bill Malloy. He announces, "I want to see Roger Collins!" Vicky
tells him he can't, that Roger is making some private calls in the
drawing room, but Malloy tells her, "This is important!" and tries to
push past her to get to the closed drawing room doors. Roger hearing
the commotion, comes out, sees Malloy and says, "Malloy! I've been
trying to reach you! Who do you think you are to arrange a meeting in
my office?" They go into the drawing room. Roger tells Malloy, "I'll
have you fired for this!" Malloy replies, "Maybe, but first, you're
going to come to that meeting. You, Burke and Sam are going to settle
this thing once and for all!" Roger, shocked, asks, "Sam's going to be
there...?" Malloy tells Roger, "It's 10:00 now. I'm going to go home
now. The meeting's at 11:00. That means you'll be able to leave this
house at 10:50 and get there in time. You have 50 minutes to think it
over." Malloy leaves.
Vicky comes into the drawing room and tells Roger she wants to
talk to him about Sam Evans. She tells him, "I just remembered
something. The day I came here, I ran into a man at Widow's Hill who
asked if you were here. He said his name was Sam. Was that Sam Evans?
You seemed worried that I talked to him then, too. Why do you want to
keep me away from him. Does he know something about my past?" Roger
starts to laugh. Vicky protests, "This isn't funny!", but Roger
replies, "You don't know how funny you are! Your past!!!" Vicky tells
him, "I intend to see him. I just wanted to tell you that!" and
Roger leaves Collinwood. The clock in the foyer shows that it's
It is now 11:00. Sam arrives at Roger's office. He finds Burke
Devlin already there. A few seconds later, Roger Collins arrives.
He asks, "Where's Bill Malloy? He was supposed to be here." Burke
Devlin remarks, "I can wait. I've waited 10 years. I can wait a
few more minutes."
Tape Date: August 16, 1966
Air Date: August 30, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
It is late at night. Carolyn comes downstairs into the foyer and
hears someone playing the piano in the drawing room. She goes into
the drawing room and finds that it's her mother. She asks her what's
wrong. Elizabeth replies, "I don't know. I must be losing my mine. I
have the feeling of impending doom..." The clock strikes 11:15.
Elizabeth calls Bill Malloy at his house, but there's no answer.
Carolyln asks, "Why did you call Mr. Malloy? Does this have anything to
do with your feeling of dread?" Elizabeth asks, "Why do you say that?"
Carolyn replies, "Because he seemed very upset when he left here today."
She asks, "Does it have anything to do with Roger? He was acting very
strangely tonight. We got into a terrible argument over something very
silly. A pen. Later, he rambled on about doing anything necessary to
protect himself and his family. He also made a very strange remark. He
said, 'I will not be a sacrificial lamb!'"
Roger, Sam and Burke are still waiting in Roger's office. The clock
shows 11:30. They call Bill Malloy's house, but there is no answer.
Burke tells Roger and Sam that he's going to go to Malloy's house to
get him, warning them, "You two had better still be here when I get
At Collinwood, Elizabeth continues to feel a sense of dread and
asks, "Where could Roger be?"
At Roger's office, Sam tells Roger he wants to leave, but Roger tells
him, "No. You're going to stay. We've got to show Burke Devlin we're
not afraid of him." He asks, "Should Burke bring Malloy back, you are
to say nothing, understand? If we stand together, there's no way they
can do anything to us." Burke returns without Bill Malloy. He tells them
he went to his house and banged on the door but received no answer. He
insists that they continue to wait.
It is 5 minutes to midnight. They are still waiting. Both Roger and
Sam tell Burke they have waited long enough and are going to leave.
Burke protests, insisting they stay and wait a little longer, but they
refuse and start to leave. As Roger is leaving, he turns to Burke and
says, "Oh yes, Burke. One more thing. You gave a gift to Carolyn. A
pen. She can't keep it. There are some people we don't take gifts from."
He reaches in his pocket for it, but finds that it isn't there. He tells
Burke, "Oh. I thought I had it. Must have left it at home. Don't worry.
I return it to you the next time I see you." and leaves.
At Collinwood, Carolyn has managed to cheer Elizabeth up. They are
laughing as Carolyn recounts something funny that happened when she was
a child and had some friends over. Elizabeth tells Carolyn to go to
bed. She tells Carolyn she'll stay and wait for Roger to come home.
Carolyn goes up to bed. The clock strikes midnight.
Roger returns, whistling happily. Elizabeth remarks, "You look happy.
Where have you been?" Roger replies that he's been at a business
meeting. Elizabeth tells him, "Bill Malloy was here earlier today.
He said some pretty ugly things about you. He said he had proof that
you were really resposible for that accident 10 years ago but put
Burke in jail for it. Is that true?" Roger tells her that it isn't,
that everything he said on the stand was true, that Burke was guilty.
Tape Date: August 17, 1966
Air Date: August 31, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
It is the next morning. David is frantically searching through the
drawings on his desk for something. Vicky knocks and comes in. He sees
the drawing of Collinwood he made in Vicky's hands, grabs it and asks
her what she's doing with it, saying "I've been looking all over for
this!" She tells him she was so excited about it when she saw it, she
had to borrow it. She tells him it's really good and tells him she wants
to show it to a real artist. She gets him to start his history lesson.
While he is working, she remarks, "You really are proud of that drawing,
aren't you? Your father was pretty impressed with it when I showed it
to him, too." David angrily shouts, "YOU SHOWED IT TO MY FATHER?!".
He grabs the drawing and tears it up. Elizabeth comes in carrying a
box. She tells David that it's just arrived and is addressed to him.
David opens it. Inside is a crystal ball. David reads the note and
announces that it's a gift from Burke Devlin. Elizabeth remarks,
David goes downstairs to the foyer, telephones Burke and thanks
him for the present. He tells him, "I made a drawing of Collinwood for
you, but something got happened to it. It got torn. I'll make you
another one." There's a knock at the door. It's Joe. He tells David
he has some papers for Elizabeth to sign. Elizabeth comes downstairs.
Joe tells him he has some contracts for her to sign, saying they
have to be in the mail today. They go into the drawing room to conduct
business. Elizabeth asks Joe, "You usually don't do this. Why didn't
Bill Malloy bring them over like he usually does?" Joe replies, "He
didn't come in this morning. No one knows where he is. His housekeeper
Mrs. Johnson says he isn't at home and says she hasn't seen him since
about 10:30 last night." Vicky comes into the drawing room and asks,
"Where's David?" Elizabeth replies, "I sent him upstairs." Vicky replies,
"Well, he didn't go there." Joe and Elizabeth continue to discuss
Malloy's absence. Vicky tells them, "I saw Bill Malloy here last night
at about 10:00. He spoke to Roger." Elizabeth tells Joe she'd like to
talk to Vicky alone. Joe goes outside. Vicky tells Elizabeth, "Bill
Malloy mentioned something about some meeting. Roger seemed to know
what he was talking about and got very angry."
Joe is outside in the foyer. David comes down holding his crystal
ball. Joe jokes, "Could you find out where Bill Malloy is with that
thing?" David, angry that Joe is joking about his crystal ball, yells
that the crystal ball isn't a fake. He tells him, "You're never going
to marry Carolyn! The crystal ball told me! She's going to marry a good
friend of mine. Burke Devlin!" Elizabeth, having finished talking with
Vicky, comes out of the drawing room and tells Joe to come in with
the contracts. Vicky and David go upstair to continue his lessons.
Elizabeth signs the contracts and Joe leaves. Elizabeth telephones
Roger at his office and tells him, "I'd like to see you at once! You
told me you last saw Bill Malloy yesterday afternoon, but I've just
learned you saw him at about 10:00 last night! I'd like an explaination,
and I'd like it in person! No, we can't discuss this on the phone!"
Upstairs, Vicky is trying to get David to do his lessons, but David
is preoccupied with his crystal ball. Finally, she manages to tear him
away from it and gets him to start doing his arithmetic. While he is
working, he remarks, "Everyone is wondering where Mr. Malloy is, aren't
they? If they would ask me, I could tell them." Vicky jokes, "You
mean you could look into your crystal ball and find out?" David replies,
"I already looked. He's DEAD! Someone killed him, and I know who."
Vicky asks, "Who?" David replies, "My father!"