Tape Date: October 21, 1966
Air Date: November 1, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Vicky is sitting in a waiting room of an office next to a
door marked, "Richard Garner, Private." Inside, a man in his
early sixties is reading some papers in a folder marked,
"Collins-Stoddards Corporate Holdings". He finishes, closes the
folder, presses an intercom button and says, "Miss Partridge, send
Miss Winters in." A few seconds later, Vicky comes in. Richard Garner
introduces himself and greets her warmly, saying, "Miss Winters! I
know all about you!" Vicky asks, "You do?! Who am I then?" Richard
Garner apoligizes, saying, "Oh, I didn't mean it that way. I meant
I knew you were the governess at Collinwood. Sorry if I gave you the
wrong impression. Mrs. Stoddard told me about how you were trying to
find out about your past." Vicky replies, "Sometimes, I get the
feeling Mrs. Stoddard knows more about my past than she'll admit."
Richard Garner asks, "Why would she do that?" Vicky replies, "Well,
maybe my real father was a murderer or insane or something like that
and she doesn't want me to know." Richard Garner assures her, "No,
I don't think she'd keep something like that from you." Vicky shows
him the ledger sheet. He takes a look at it and tells her, "This
looks like one of our old ledger sheets." He asks, "Where did you
find it?" She replies, "At Collinwood with some other old papers."
Vicky asks about the name "B. Hanscombe" on it. Richard Garner
asks, "Hmmm. Would you happen to know what year this is from? Is it
from a ledger with the year on it or from a box with the date on it?"
Vicky replies, "Sorry, no. It was just lying there with a lot of
other old papers." Vicky asks, "Do you recognize her name?" Garner,
surprised, asks, "HER name?" Vicky replies, "Yes, Betty Hanscombe."
Garner tells her, "Betty Hanscombe? This can't help you then.
B. Hanscombe was the name of the Collins butler." Vicky, surprised,
asks, "Butler?" Garner replies, "Yes. Butler. Collinwood wasn't
always the way it is now, you know. There was a large staff there
at one time." Vicky asks, "Do you remember the butler's full name?"
Garner replies, "No, I don't think I ever knew it. He was always
addressed only as 'Hanscombe.'" Vicky remarks, "It's hard to imagine
that there was ever much gaiety at Collinwood.." Garner tells her,
"Oh, yes, it used to be quite a happy place up there, even after Mrs.
Stoddard married Paul." Vicky asks, "Until Paul Stoddard left?"
Garner replies, "Yes." Vicky asks, "Do you know what this paper is"
Garner replies, "It looks like a monthly wage record." Vicky, looking
at the number of names on the ledger sheet, asks, "It's hard to
imagine this many people working at Collinwood." Garner tells her,
"Oh yes, they had two chauffeurs, several gardeners... ", ticking off
a very large staff. "And,", he adds, "during busy times when they
needed it, they would hire up to a dozen extra temporary help. This
ledger sheet looks like it's from one of those times." Vicky asks,
"The name of your firm indicates that you have a partner. Might he
know anything more about B. Hanscombe?" Garner laughs and says, "I
doubt it!" He presses the intercom and speaks into it, "Miss
Partridge, could you have Frank step in here for a minute?" A few
seconds later, a young man of about 30 comes into the room. Richard
Garner introduces him, saying, "This is my son and partner, Frank
Garner, the other Garner in 'Garner and Garner'" Vicky laughs and
remarks, "Yes. I see. He couldn't possibly know anything about a
ledger sheet 20 to 30 years old! But the ledger sheet. It says
'Garner and Garner' too..." The elder Garner explains, "The other
Garner at that time was my late brother. He's been dead for about
5 years now." Richard Garner explains to his son, "Miss Winters is
here on what looks like a wild goose chase. It's a long story." The
younger Garner, who looks smitten with Vicky, remarks, "Well, I don't
have much to do today. I have plenty of time to hear it." The elder
Garner says, "Well, I don't have plenty of time. I'm due in court in
a few minutes." and leaves.
Vicky shows Frank Garner the ledger sheet and explains its
significance to him. She tells him that she's looking for clues to
her past, that she saw the name 'B. Hanscombe' somewhere else and
had reason to believe it was of importance and then saw it on the
ledger sheet. Frank Garner asks, "Did you ask Dad? What did he say?"
Vicky replies, "He told me he remembered he was the Collins butler a
long time ago, but that's all he remembered." Frank Garner tells her,
"Well, it shouldn't be very hard to find out more about him. All we
have to do is look through our old records. We can find out, for
example, where he used to live by the address the checks were sent
to." Vicky asks, "There would be records of that?" Frank answers, in
a mock haughty tone, "Sure. The firm of Garner and Garner never
throws anything out!" He tells her, "You must be tired. Go back to
your hotel and rest. I'll go search the archives. It's a dusty job.
When I find something, I come and tell you." After Vicky leaves,
Frank Garner presses the intercom and says, "Miss Partride. Clear the
rest of my afternoon", showing that he lied when he said he had
nothing to do, that he's clearly smitten with Vicky.
Later, Vicky walks into the restaurant of the "Bangor Pine Hotel."
She sits down at a table and orders a grilled cheese sandwich and a
cup of coffee, a somewhat incongruous order for what looks like a
pretty fancy restaurant. Burke Devlin walks in and, seeing Vicky,
walks up to her table and asks, "May I join you?" The waiter comes
with Vicky's order and asks Burke what he'd like. Burke starts to
say, "Give me double..", but then stops and says, "Give me a grilled
cheese sandwich too." He tells Vicky, "I was going to order a double
drink, but I'm driving back to Collinsport soon and don't think it'll
be a good idea." He remarks, "No luck, huh?" Vicky replies, "How did
you know?" Burke replies, "I could tell from your eyes." He tells her,
in a soft, gentle voice, "I feel sorry for you. You look like a lost
little kitten searching for its parents." He asks, "Now tell me
the truth. You're trying to find out if there's any connection between
you and the Collins family, aren't you?" Vicky denies this, but her
expressing says otherwise. Burke tells her, "When you find out who
you're real family is, and I'm confident you will, you'll find that
they're much finer people than the Collinses." Vicky asks, "Why do
you say that?" Burke replies, "Because you're a finer person than
any of them." Burke asks, "I'm going back to Collinsport tonight.
Would you like a lift?" Vicky replies, "Might as well. I don't think
I'm going to find anything here." Burke tells her, "All right. I'll
see you at about 5 or 6 then. I have some business to conduct here
first." Frank Garner comes in and comes to Vicky's table. Vicky
introduces them. Burke remarks, "Of Garner and Garner?" Frank Garner
replies, "Yep. Garner and Garner, Legal and Accounting, that's us."
Burke remarks, "I know your old man." He quips to Frank, "I hope you
like grilled cheese sandwiches" and leaves to let Frank and Vicky
talk alone. Frank remarks to Vicky, "Devlin? Is that the Devlin who
was involved in the accident 10 years ago?" Vicky replies, "He is,
but he says he's innocent. You know about the case?" Frank replies,
"Yes. My father represented the Collins in the case. They all claim
they're innocent. It helps with the parole board. How long was he
in jail?" Vicky replies, "Five years." Frank remarks, "Five years.
That means he's been out for five years. I hear he's done well for
himself." Vicky replies, "He has. I hear he's very rich now." Frank
tells her, "I really admire that. Me, I was born with a silver spoon
in my mouth." Vicky asks, "Have you found anything about B.
Hanscombe?" Frank replies, "Sorry, no, but I'll keep looking."
Richard Garner returns to his office. He picks up the telephone
and makes a phone call and tells the person who answers, "Roger?
Hello, this is Richard Garner. May I speak to Elizabeth?" After
Roger gets her, Garner tells her, "Elizabeth? I would've called you
earlier about this, but I was tied up in court. Vicky Winters came
here this morning and asked me a lot of questions....No, not to
worry. Everything's in control. Just leave everything to me..."
Tape Date: October 23, 1966
Air Date: November 2, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Elizabeth tells Richard Garner, "I'm glad you called. I had no
idea she'd found such a list!" After Elizabeth hangs up, Roger asks,
"What's wrong?" Elizabeth replies, "It's Vicky. She's in Bangor.
She asked me for a few days off. I've learned she's with Burke
Devlin. Burke Devlin's trying to undermine the whole family! David
thinks he's his best friend, Carolyn is half in love with him, and
now Vicky!" Roger remarks, "I thought Vicky had decided to leave
Collinwood. What changed her mind?" Elizabeth replies, "David. He
persuaded her to stay." Roger, shocked, exclaims, "David?! I think
I'll go have a talk with him."
Roger goes up to David's room. David is drawing something on a
piece of paper. Roger asks, "What's that?" David replies, "A picture
of Bill Malloy's ghost." Roger asks, "Why did you ask Miss Winters to
stay?" David points to the drawing and replies, "This! She saw Bill
Malloy's ghost. That means he wants to tell her something. He might
appear to her again. If she leaves, he might too. I want to see Bill
Malloy's ghost!" David adds, viciously, "He might even tell her who
killed him. He might tell her it was YOU!" Roger slaps David. David
David runs down to the drawing room into Elizabeth's arms, crying
"He hit me! My father hit me!" Carolyn, shocked, exclaims, "He must
be lying! Roger would never hit him!" David cries, "He did!" Roger,
who's come into the room seconds after David, shouts, "Yes, and I
will again if he keeps talking about ghosts!"
Carolyn, alone in the drawing room, telephones the Collinsport
Inn and asks for Burke, but is told he's not back yet. Elizabeth
comes into the room and remarks, "David's calmed down." Carolyn
replies, "Well, I haven't. Burke's still not back. He must still
be with Vicky." Elizabeth tells her, "Not necessarily. Burke might
have business in Bangor." Carolyn replies, "Well, Vicky does."
Elizabeth asks her what she means. Carolyn tells her, "I promised
not to tell... But that was before she went with Burke." She tells
Elizabeth about Vicky finding a list with the name Hanscombe on it.
Elizabeth remarks, "We had a butler named Hanscombe once. Why should
that interest her?" Carolyn explains that Vicky had found a picture
of a Betty Hanscombe at the Evans Cottage that looked just like her.
Elizabeth replies, "Betty Hanscombe looked nothing like Vicky!"
Carolyn asks, "Who was she?" Elizabeth replies, "She was Hanscombe's
daughter or niece. I don't remember. Well, if Vicky is looking for
the Hanscombes, the Garners won't be able to help her. They moved
away about 25 years ago." Elizabeth suddenly changes the subject
and tells Carolyn, "You asked me once about me and your father Paul.
Paul never really loved me. He loved the Collins money. But before
Paul, there was a man who loved me." Carolyn asks, "Bill Malloy?"
Elizabeth replies, "No. Ned Calder." Carolyn asks, "What happened?"
Elizabeth replies, "I kept him dangling too long. Joe Haskell reminds
me a lot of a young Ned Calder. Don't make the same mistake I did."
Carolyn asks, "Are you trying to tell me I'm taking Joe for granted?"
Elizabeth replies, "Yes." Carolyn goes to the telephone and calls
Joe. She asks him, "What about our date tonight?" Joe replies, "What
date?" Carolyn, in a voice full of mock surprise, replies, "OH! We
don't have one scheduled? Hmmm, what can we do about that?"
Roger comes down into the foyer. Carolyn runs into him on her way
out of the drawing room, hugs him and exclaims, "Isn't life wonerful?"
and runs upstairs. Roger goes into the drawing room and tells
Elizabeth, "We've got to get rid of Vicky Winters! She's a bad
influence on David." Elizabeth asks, "How?" Roger replies, "This
nonsense about seeing Bill Malloy's ghost, for example." Elizabeth
reminds him that there ARE some unexplained things about her claim,
probably referring to the seaweed, but Roger brushes this off, saying,
"There must be some logical explanation. There's no such things as
ghosts. I tell you, Liz, you've got to get rid of her." Elizabeth
sarcastically replies, "Is that all I can do for you? Is there
anything else?" Roger replies, "Yes. You could sell this monstrosity.
Sell it to Burke Devlin, if necessary. That way, we'll be rid of it
and him." Elizabeth flatly refuses, saying, "I plan to live here the
rest of my life." Roger threatens to leave , taking David with him if
she doesn't fire Vicky, but Elizabeth, unconcerned, tells him ,
"That's a hollow threat. I know you won't do that. You like the money
here too much." Roger tries a different tack, saying, "David doesn't
like Vicky." Elizabeth replies, "Yes he does. He persuaded her to
stay.", but Roger explains, "He doesn't like her. He's interested in
the ghost she claimed to see." He continues, "I asked you once before
but you wouldn't tell me. What's between you and Vicky Winters?"
Elizabeth replies, "Nothing. She's an orphan girl from New York and
Tape Date: October 24, 1966
Air Date: November 3, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Carolyn and Joe are at the Blue Whale. Joe is telling some jokes
and Carolyn is laughing. Suddenly, Joe stops and tells Carolyn,
"You're pretending to have a good time, but I know you well enough
to know you're pretending. What's wrong? You've been nervous all
night." Carolyn explains, "Vicky says she saw a ghost! The ghost of
Bill Malloy!" Joe exclaims, "You've got to be kidding!" Carolyn
replies, "I wish I were. " Joe asks, "You don't believe her, do
you?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know." Joe tells her, "When I was a
kid, I believed the stories about ghosts at Collinwood too, but we're
not kids anymore, Carolyn. There's no such things as ghosts. It must
have been a nightmare." Carolyn tells him, "I don't want to talk
about it. Let's change subjects." Joe replies, "OK. Let's talk about
us, then." They talk about their relationship. Carolyn tells Joe she
was upset about his date with Maggie. Joe assures her, "We just had
dinner. There's nothing between us."
Sam and Maggie come into the Blue Whale. Carolyn sees them and
shouts, "Hello!" to them. They come to the table to say hello.
Carolyn invites them to join her and Joe. Maggie tells her, "No, we
wouldn't want to intrude." Carolyn replies, "No, you're not intruding.
Are they, Joe?" Joe answers, "No. Of course not."
In Bangor, Vicky and Frank Garner are still sitting in the
restaurant in the "Bangor Pines Hotel". Frank remarks to Vicky,
"You know, a lot of foundlings don't want to find out about their
real parents. They're afraid to." Vicky replies, "I'm not." She
tells him, "I'll tell you something I've never told anyone before.
When I was about nine years old, a woman came to work at the
foundling home, a nurse. She was very kind to me. I was her favorite.
I came to love her and pretend she was my mother. She was the kind
of mother I would have liked to have. One day, she got another job
and left. Right then, I told myself she wasn't really my mother,
and I became determined to find my real mother."
At the Blue Whale, Joe goes to the juke box, puts in a coin and
makes a selection. The music starts playing. Joe goes back to the
table and tells Carolyn, "Let's dance!" They get up and dance.
Joe asks Carolyn, "Why did you invite the Evanses to join us?"
Carolyn replies, "Two reasons. One, to be polite. Two, to show her
there are no hard feelings." Maggie is sitting at the table looking
miserable. Sam remarks, "A penny for your thoughts." Maggie replies,
"Don't waste your money. They aren't worth a penny." Sam asks, "Does
it bother you that they're back together?", gesturing toward Joe
and Carolyn. Maggie answers, "No", but her expression indicates
Frank Garner tells Vicky, "The task won't be easy. Hanscombe is a
very common name in this part of the country." Vicky thanks him for
helping. Frank laughs and admits, "I have a selfish reason for
helping you. If I find anything, it'll give me a reason to see you
again!" The elder Garner comes into the restaurant and comes to the
table. He tells his son, "You're going to have to go back to the
office soon. The Anderson will has come up for probate sooner than
expected." Frank Garner laughs and jokes, "Well, I've learned a lesson.
Never tell your secretary where you're going!" He invites his father
to sit down and have a glass of brandy. Richard Garner sits down and
says, "Maybe just one." He asks Vicky, "How are things going?" Vicky
tells him that Frank has agreed to help her find the Hanscombes.
Richard Garner remarks, "That's a tall order. There are a lot of
Hanscombes in these parts. But my son has always been a champion of
lost causes" His son complains, "You're being defeatist!", but the
elder Garner replies, "No, I just don't want Miss Winters to get her
hopes too high. She might be letting herself in for a terrible
At the Blue Whale, Joe and Carolyn have finished dancing and have
sat back down at the table. Joe and Carolyn are reminiscing about how
much fun they used to have going up to Eagle Hill when they were
teenagers. It looks like everyone is having a good time except Maggie,
who still looks miserable. She gets up and says, "Excuse me, I've
got to go. It's getting late and I've got to be at the coffee shop
tomorrow at 7:30." Sam tells her, "Oh, Maggie, don't go yet. I don't
want you to walk home this late at night alone. Just wait for me to
have one more drink and I'll go with you." Maggie sits back down, and
to make conversation, asks, "Where's Vicky?" Carolyn replies, "She's
taking a short vacation in Bangor." Maggie remarks, "Bangor? I just
spoke to her a few days ago and she didn't say anything about going
to Bangor." Carolyn replies, "It was a sudden decision. She said she
needed a few days off." Joe jokes, "She needs a rest! She claims to
have seen Bill Malloy's ghost." Sam suddenly starts to look very
interested and asks, "Bill Malloy's ghost? What did it say?" Carolyn
replies, "It warned her she was in danger here and told her to
leave." Sam asks, "Is that all?" Carolyn replies, "That's all she told
me." Maggie remarks, "Won't Vicky be lonely in Bangor?" Carolyn
replies, "No, she's not alone. She's with Burke Devlin." Joe suddenly
grabs Carolyn and says, "Let's dance." Carolyn replies, "No, I don't
want to", but Joe repeats, firmly this time, "Let's dance!" Carolyn
gets up and they go to dance. Joe angrily tells Carolyn, "You must
take me for a prize sap! You didn't call me because you wanted to
see me. You called me because you were jealous about Burke and Vicky.
You can't expect me to be around for you every time Burke's not
available!" Carolyn demands, "Take me home!" Maggie hearing their
argument, gets a strange expression on her face.
Frank Garner asks his father, "Could we talk in private for a
minute?" They both get up and go to the door to do so. Frank asks
his father, "What do you have against me helping Miss Winters?"
Richard Garner replies, "Nothing." Frank remarks, "Well, you didn't
sound very enthusiatic about it back there." His father replies,
"I'm all for you helping her if that's what you want to do, I just
think it's hopeless. Just remember one thing, Mrs. Stoddard is our
client, not Miss Winters." Frank Garner, puzzled, asks, "What do you
mean by that?", but his father just replies, "Just remember it" and
Joe returns to the Blue Whale. Sam asks, "Carolyn all right?"
Joe replies,"Well, she's home." Sam remarks, "Speaking of home -
Joe, could you take Maggie home? I need to take a walk. I won't be
home till quite late." Joe agrees to take Carolyn home. Sam leaves.
Maggie asks Joe, "How are your plans for getting your own boat going?"
Joe remarks, "You're a nice girl, Maggie. You haven't asked me about
Carolyn." Maggie replies, "I figured if you wanted to talk about it,
you would have mentioned it yourself. Why did you come back here,
Joe?" Joe jokes, "To get another lesson from you on how a full ship
is rigged." Maggie laughs, "OK, first there are the jib sails..."
They seem to be having a good time.
Tape Date: October 25, 1966
Air Date: November 4, 1966 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Vicky tells Frank about seeing Bill Malloy's ghost. Frank
dismisses this, saying it must've been a nightmare. He asks,
"How did you get locked up in an unused part of the house?"
Vicky tells him, "David lured me there and locked me up." Frank
suggests that she leave Collinwood. Vicky refuses, saying, "I know
it sounds strange, but I feel that I belong thare, that there's some
connection between me and the Collins family. I'm going to stay there
until I find out the secret of my past." Burke returns and tells
Vicky that he'll be leaving in half an hour, as soon as he finishes
some business. Vicky tells him, "I'll be ready." Burke walks across
the room and joins James Blair, who's waiting for him at another
table. Frank Garner remarks, "I'm disappointed. I'd thought I would
give you a ride home. Could I ask you a personal question? Is there
anything between you and Mr. Devlin?" Vicky replies, "No. I don't
really know him very well. He's a strange man. Somethimes he's seems
to be very gentle, sometimes he seems to be capable of great cruelty.
He scares me sometimes." Frank tells her, "Well, I'll be here
looking through the files. I'll tell you when I find anything, but
it may take a while. We have miles and miles of files going back
all the way to 1879. Could I see you again?" Vicky replies, "Yes."
At the other table, Burke tells Blair, "I WANT ACTION!" Blair
replies, "But the Logansport people want the time to consider other
offers." Burke asks, "Are there any others?" Blair replies, "No..."
Burke replies,"Do they really expect Elizabeth to come up with one?
Up my bid 10%!" Blair protests, "But I don't think the Logansport
cannery is worth that." Burke replies, "Is is to me if it means
putting the Collins Enterprises out of business." Vicky comes to
Burke's table and tells him she's ready. Burke introducces Vicky
and Blair and then leaves, saying he has to get something from his
room. Blair remarks, "Collinwood? I'm surprised to find that Mr.
Devlin has any friends from there." He excuses himself, saying he
has some papers he has to sigh. He takes out a silver filligree
pen that looks just like the one Vicky found and starts to sign
some papers. He notices that Vicky is staring strangely at the pen
and asks, "Is something wrong?" Vicky replies, "No, it's just that
I found a fountain pen just like the one you're writing with." Blair
tells her, "No, that's not possible. There are only 6 pens like this
in the world. Four of them are in South America. That's where Mr.
Devlin bought two of them. He gave one to me and has the other."
Blair thinks a moment then adds, "Maybe the one you found is Mr.
Davlin's. Maybe you should tell him about it. It's a very expensive
pen." Vicky takes the pen from Blair, studies it then announces, "No,
I must have been mistaken. This pen is nothing like the one I found.
The pattern is entirely different." Burke returns. Blair hands him
the papers, telling him he needs to sigh them. Burke reaches into his
pocket for his pen, then remarks, "Oh yes. I forgot. My pen is one of
the missing. Could I borrow yours, Blair?" Blair hands him his pen
and Burke signs. Burke hands Blairs his pen and the contracts. Blair
takes them and leaves. Burke turns to Vicky and asks, "Shall we
leave?" Vicky tells him, "I've got to make a couple of phone calls."
Vicky goes to the phone booth and tries to call Frank Garner, but
finds he's not there. She then calls Collinwood. Roger answeres.
Vicky begs, "I'm in Bangor. Please come and pick me up! I think I'm
in danger. Burke is with me, and I think he had something to do with
Bill Malloy's death! Remember the pen I found? I just found out it
was Burke's. He must have lost it when he was killing Bill Malloy!
He wants to drive me home, but I'm afraid to go with him!" Roger
tells her, "Make some excuse to him. I'll come up right away to
get you. Oh, one more thing, Vicky. Don't mention anything about
the pen to Burke. You wouldn't want to arouse his suspicions."
Vicky replies, "You can be sure I won't. That's the last thing I'd
want to do!"
Vicky goes to Burke and tells him she's changed her mind and
doesn't want to go back to Collinwood tonight. Burke asks, "Why?"
Vicky replies, "Mrs. Stoddard doesn't really need me back yet and
I'd like to see more of Bangor." Burke is puzzled, but says, "All
right" and leaves.
Roger exits Collinwood. Lightning flashes. It looks like a big
storm is coming...
Tape Date: October 26, 1966
Air Date: November 7, 1966 Monday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
Roger arrives at the Bangor Pine Inn. Vicky is overcome with joy
to see him and exclaims, "I've never been so glad to see anyone in
my life!" Roger asks, "Is Burke still around?" Vicky replies, "No,
he's gone back to Collinport." Vicky tells Roger, "I just couldn't
go back with Burke. He might be a murderer!" Roger assures her, "You
don't have anything to worry about now that I'm with you!"
Roger is driving Vicky back in his car. Vicky tells him what had
happened in the restaurant, how she had seen Blair writing with a
pen just like the one David stole, how he explained that there were
only two like it in America and the other one was Burke's. Roger
warns Vicky, "Don't mention the pen to anyone." Vicky, puzzled, asks
"Why?" Roger tells her, "Burke is a vindictive man. If you make him
an enemy, he'll be a danger to you." Roger adds, "Anyway, the pen
is rather flimsy evidence against Burke. He could have lost the it
there any time, either before or after Malloy's death. Also, you
forget one thing, Vicky. You no longer have the pen. It's your word
against Burke's. And Blair is working for Burke. And once Burke
learned about the pen, you can make sure that he'll tell Blair to get
rid of his and deny what he said to you." Roger starts to drive off
the main road. Vicky asks why. Roger explains, "On my way down here,
I saw several spots in the main road that were just about to wash
out. They probably have by now. I think it would be safer if we
took the back road." Vicky remarks, "It's so desolate! I don't see
At Collinwood, there's a knock at the door. Elizabeth comes down
and answers. It's Sheriff George Patterson. He asks her, "Is everyone
at home?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, except Vicky. She's in Bangor."
The sheriff replies, "That's good. They wouldn't be able to get back.
The road halfway up the hill has been washed out." He continues, "My
car broke down. That's why I came here. Do you mind if I make a few
phone callse?" Elizabeth tells him, "Certainly." She takes him into
the drawing room and leaves, saying, "I'll go make some coffee."
The sheriff calls his office, telling them his car broke down and
he'll need someone to come pick him up at Collinwood. He also tells
them about several roads he's seen washed out, telling them they'll
have to go put warning signs there. The sheriff hangs up. Elizabeth
returns with a tray of coffee. They sit down, have coffee and talk.
The sheriff tells Elizabeth, "You know, Mrs. Stoddard, there's word
that Burke Devlin is trying to buy the Logansport cannery. There
are people in town who would be more than willing to help you..."
The phone rings. Elizabeth answers. It's for the sheriff. After
the sheriff takes the call, talks and hangs up, he tells Elizabeth,
"Just someone telling me that the back road to Bangor has been washed
out." Elizabeth remarks, "The back road to Bangor? No one in their
right mind would use THAT anymore!"
Roger suddenly stops the car. He tells Vicky, "What's that? It
looks like a pond or something in front of us!" He gets out to
investigate. A few minutes later, he comes back. He tells Vicky,
"The road in front of us has been washed out. It's too deep to get
through." Vicky asks, "What are we going to do?" Roger replies,
I looked around and found what looks like an unused cabin nearby where
we can stay." Vicky exclaims, "Wonderful!" Roger tries to start the
car but finds that if won't. He replies, "Not so wonerful. We're going
to have to walk." After Roger leaves a note in the car to tell anyone
who might find it where they've gone, they leave.
The sheriff finishes at Collinwood and leaves, his ride presumably
Roger and Vicky go into the cabin. Roger lights a kerosene lamp
and remarks, "We're in luck. There's some kerosene in it." He then
takes some old newspapers that are lying about and uses them as
kindling to light an old fashioned wood stove, which apparently has
some wood in it. He looks around and remarks, "Not much, is it,
Vicky?" Vicky jokes, "Under the circumstances, it's as good as the
bridal suite to me!" Roger jokes back, "Maybe I should have carried
you across the threshold, then!" Vicky jokes, "But you're already
married!" Roger's expression suddenly turns serious and he says,
"Technically, yes. But it didn't work out.." Vicky replies, "Yes,
David told me it wasn't a happy marriage." Roger tells her, "Let's
change the subject. I'd really prefer not to talk about it." Vicky
tries to make some small talk. She remarks, "I really don't know you
very well, Roger. What do you want out of life?" Roger replies,
"Right now, two things. The first is to get out of this dank, dreary
cabin. The second is that you leave Collinwood." Vicky asks, "Why?"
Roger replies, "I don't want to sound like a broken record, it's for
your personal safety." Vicky remarks, "There's one thing I've been
thinking about. Why would Burke want to kill Bill Malloy? Burke
claimed Malloy had evidence exonerating him!" Roger replies, "He
probably didn't. When I came back to Collinwood, Malloy had to be
demoted to make room for me. He obviously didn't like that and would
do anything he could to discredit me. He probably hired someone to
lie against me, and when that person backed out of it at the last
minute, Burke and Bill must have had an argument about it, and in the
fight, Bill must have fallen off the cliff, maybe accidently, maybe
deliberately." He adds, "Promise me one thing, Vicky. Never tell
anyone about the pen, not Carolyn, not Elizabath, not anyone. Not
even the police. If it ever got to Burke, your life wouldn't be worth
much." Vicky protests, "But that would be withholding evidence..."
Roger shoutes, "WELL WITHHOLD IT THEN, YOU LITTLE IDIOT! IT'S YOUR
LIFE WERE TALKING ABOUT HERE!" Sheriff George Patterson comes into
the cabin. He tells Roger, "We found that note you left in your car.
Good thing you thought to leave it there. Come on, let's go." He
notices that Vicky has a strange expression on her face and asks,
"Something the matter, Miss Winters?" Vicky replies, "No. Nothing at
Tape Date: October 27, 1966
Air Date: November 8, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
It is the next morning. Roger, Elizabeth and Carolyn are in the
drawing room drinking their morning coffee. Vicky comes down and
goes into the drawing with trepidation about what the family will
think. She sits down and says, "Good Morning" nervously. Carolyn
asks, in a rather cold voice, "Have a good time in Bangor?"
Vicky replies, "Not really." Elizabeth asks to speak to Vicky alone.
Roger and Carolyn leave the room. Elizabeth asks Vicky, "Did you have
to go with Burke Devlin?" Vicky explains that she just ran into him.
Elizabeth asks, "You went to see my lawyers, Garner and Garner."
Vicky explains about finding the ledger sheet with the name
B. Hanscombe on it and wondering what relationship it had to "Betty
Hanscombe", whose portrait she saw at the Evanses and whom she thought
greatly resembled her. Elizabeth replies, "I remember Betty Hanscombe
quite well. She didn't look anything like you. Why didn't you ask
me?" Vicky compains, "Every time I do, you don't give me any answers."
Elizabeth replies, "That's because I don't have any answers. I've
told you, there's no connection between you and Collinwood." Elizabeth
adds, "Now I know something must have happened between you and Burke
in Bangor, otherwise you wouldn't have called my brother to come pick
you up, but that's private and I won't ask you about it", sounding
like perhaps she's hoping Vicky will volunteer the information
herself, but Vicky doesn't.
Roger and Carolyn are sitting on the stairs finishing their coffee.
Carolyn asks Roger why Vicky called her to come pick her up last
night. Roger lies, "No, she didn't tell me. Maybe Burke was drunk
and she didn't want to ride with him. Knowing his record, that's
probably it." Carolyn protests, "But why didn't Vicky drive then?"
Roger replies, "Oh, you know Burke. He wouldn't let her." Carolyn,
still puzzled, asks, "Then why didn't she just take the bus? Why
did she call you?" Roger hints that maybe Vicky is interested in
him. Carolyn exclaims, "You?!" Roger replies, "Well, I'm your uncle.
Maybe I'm an old fogey to you, but I might not be one to her!" Vicky,
having finished talking to Elizabeth, comes out of the drawing room.
Roger quips, "Is the boss free?" Vicky replies, "Yes." Roger goes
into the drawing room to talk to Elizabeth.
Inside the drawing room, Elizabeth asks Roger if he knows what
happened last night to make Vicky call him to drive her home. He
lies, "I don't know. She didn't tell me. Maybe Burke got drunk."
Carolyn asks Vicky, "What happened between you and Burke last
night?" Vicky replies, "Nothing." Carolyn asks, "Did Burke get drunk?"
Vicky replies, "No." Carolyn asks, "Then what happened?" Vicky tells
her, "I don't want to talk about it!" She adds, "I think you should
stay away from Burke Devlin. I think he's a dangerous man to have
for a friend." Carolyn sarcastically asks, "Was he a dangerous man
to ride up to Bangor with?" Vicky retorts, "I know that was no
accidental meeting in the diner. On the way up, he told me you called
up to his hotel room. Are you angry because he drove me to Bangor
instead of having dinner with you?" They get into an argument. Roger,
having finished talking to Elizabeth, comes out of the drawing room
and asks what they are arguing about. Carolyn shouts, "I'm trying to
tell her her actions are reflecting badly on the family!" Vicky
retorts, "MY actions?! How about YOURS?!" Carolyn angrily runs
upstairs. Vicky puts on her coat. Roger asks, "Where are you going?"
Vicky replies, "You don't have to worry. I'm not going to the
Collinsport Inn, and I'm not going to the Sheriff's office, either.
I'm just going out on a walk." and leaves.
At the Evan's Cottage, Sam Evans is singing something from some
opera loudly and threading a needle in preparation to doing some
sewing. There's a knock at the door. He goes and answers it. It's
Vicky Winters. Sam tells her, "Maggie isn't home." Vicky replies,
"I didn't come to see Maggie." Sam jokes, "So, you came to see me.
I'm flattered!" Vicky replies, "No, I didn't come to see you either."
Sam, with a faux look of puzzlement on his face, asks, "Hm... So
you didn't come to see Maggie and you didn't come to see me. AH!
I've got it. You must've come to see the cat! Here, puss puss,
there's someone here to see you!" Vicky laughs and replies,
"Actually, I came to look at one of your paintings. The one of
Betty Hanscombe." Vicky asks, "Do you think it looks like me?"
Sam replies, "Well, superficially." Vicky asks, "Is that what she
really looked like?" Sam, pretening to be offended, replies, "Madam!
I'm not one of those painters whose paintings are so abstract you've
got to use your imagination to figure out what they're of. I paint
what I see!" Vicky asks to see the picture. Sam searches around for
awhile and finally finds it. He takes it and puts it on an easel.
Vicky tells Sam that she's learned that there was a B.Hanscombe
working at Collinwood about 20 years ago. Sam tells her he knows
nothing about it, that he knows little about what went on at
Collinwood or even Collinsport, not being one of the "natives" whose
ancestors came to Collinsports 200 years ago. Vicky asks, "Where did
you come from?" Sam answers, "Connecticut." Vicky asks, "So did you
paint what you saw when you painted that portrait?" Sam replies,
"When I paint a woman, I try to paint what's inside her soul." Vicky
asks, "And did you paint what was inside Betty Hanscombe's soul?" Sam
laughs, "I tried but who knows what's in a woman's soul? Do you like
it?" Vicky replies, "I love it!" Sam tells her, "It's your's then. A
gift from me, and I won't take no for an answer!" He wraps it up for
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth tells Roger, "Dick
Garner called me yesterday and told me that Vicky had gone to his
him and asked a lot of questions." Roger asks, "About what?" Elizabeth
replies, "About Betty Hanscombe." Roger asks, "Who?" Elizabeth
explains, "The daughter or niece of a butler we had here once. Vicky
ran across a portrait of her whom she thought looked like her."
Roger asks why that's important, but Elizabeth refuses to tell him.
Roger remarks, "Now you've got MY interest piqued..." Elizabeth
replies, "It doesn't matter to me if YOUR interest is piqued. It's
Vicky's interest I'm worried about." They hear the door open and
stop talking. The front door opens. It's Vicky. She comes into the
drawing holding a wrapped package. She unraps it and shows it to them.
It is the portrait of Betty Hanscombe. She asks, "Doesn't it look
like me?" Elizabeth lies, "No, I don't think it looks like you at
all. You must be imagining the resemblance, seeing what you want
to see." Roger, taking the hint, voices his opinion, "No, Vicky, I
don't think it looks like you at all." Carolyn comes into the room,
apparently having calmed down, and exclaims, "Vicky! Where'd you
have the portrait of yourself done? It looks exactly like you!"
Tape Date: October 28, 1966
Air Date: November 9, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Elizabeth is alone in the drawing room writing a letter. Matthew
Morgan comes in and gives her the day's mail. Elizabeth tells him,
"Mrs. Johnson is coming here today." Matthew remarks, "I'd hoped
you'd changed your mind about her." Elizabeth replies that she hasn't
and tells him, "You're to do everything you can to make her feel
at home here!" There's a knock. Matthew goes to answer. It's Mrs.
Johnson. Elizabeth tells Matthew to take Mrs. Johnson's bags up
to her room and takes Mrs. Johnson into the drawing room to talk.
In the drawing room, Elizabeth and Mrs. Johnson reminisce about
Bill Malloy briefly, then Elizabeth reminds Mrs. Johnson about her
duties. She tells her, "They'll be as we discussed, some light
cleaning and housekeeping, but only in those rooms that are in use.
You'll also be expected to do some cooking, but you won't be expected
to cook all our meals on a regular basis. The only meal you'll be
expected to cook daily is dinner. We dine at 8:00." Elizabeth asks,
"Any questions?" Mrs. Johnson lies, "No, I don't ask many questions.
I like to keep to my own business." Elizabeth warns, "Oh, yes.
There's something I'd like to warn you about. There are a some people
here who aren't used to strangers here. Matthew and Roger. You might
sense some hostility from them to you at first." Mrs. Johnson
replies, "I'll make sure I keep to myself and not get in their way."
Elizabeth adds, "And one more thing. I've mentioned to you that
there are parts of the house that are unused which you need not
concern yourself with." Mrs. Johnson asks, "You mean like the
East Wing?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. The East Wing is one of them.
Another is the basement. There's no need for you to ever go there."
She takes her out into the foyer to show her up to her room, in spite
of Mrs. Johnson's protests, "I know where it is. Third door on the
right!" They run into David, who's coming down the stairs. Elizabeth
starts to introduce them, but David interrupts, "Why do you want to
work at Collinwood?" Elizabeth tells Mrs. Johnson to go ahead and
takes David into the drawing room, where she reprimands him for being
rude to Mrs. Johnson. David retorts, "Does she know about the ghosts?
It doesn't matter if I'M rude to her. If the ghosts don't like her,
THEY'LL let her know!"
Later, David goes into the drawing room. Matthew Morgan is in there
cleaning the fireplace. David asks Matthew, "Do you like Miss
Johnson?" Matthew replies that it's his job to work here, not to like
or not like Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson comes in carring a plate
with sandwich and a cup of milk. She tells David, "It's a ham
sandwich. Mrs. Stoddard said it's your favorite. David starts eating
his sandwich. Matthew finishes cleaning the fireplace and leaves.
Mrs. Johnson notices David's crystal ball and asks, "What do you see
in that thing?" David replies, "Nothing much, now, but sometimes I
see a lot of things. A lot of secrets." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "I bet
you know a lot of secrets." David replies that he does, "About secret
rooms in the east wing, and secret doors." Mrs. Johnson asks, "What
secret rooms?" David replies, "If I told you, they wouldn't be secret,
would they?" Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Oh, there are no secret rooms
there. They're just probabaly a bunch of dusty old unused rooms."
David exclaims, "NO! THERE REALLY ARE SECRET ROOMS HERE!" Matthew,
who's gotten rid of the ashes from the fireplace, has come back into
the house and comes back into the foyer. He hears Mrs. Johnson and
David talking about secret rooms and ghosts. He goes into the drawing
room an orders David, "Go in the kitchen to finish your lunch. You're
making a mess here!" After David leaves, Matthew angrily asks Mrs.
Johnson, "What were you asking David about?" Mrs. Johnson replies,
"Nothing. We were just making conversation, that's all." Matthew
tells her, "It sounded to me like you were asking questions. You
shouldn't be asking so many questions around here." Mrs. Johnson
retorts, "I take my orders from Mrs. Stoddard, not you!" Matthew
tells her, "I'm not giving you any orders. I'm just warning you.
to stop asking so many questions. You'll be sorry if you do!"
It is 10 to 11 at night. Elizabeth is in the drawing room alone,
reading a book. Matthew comes in and tells her, "I've finished
checking around. Anything else?" Elizabeth replies, "No, that'll be
all." Matthew turns to leave, but then turns back and tells Elizabeth,
"I have something important to talk to you about. It's that Mrs.
Johnson. I don't trust her. Earlier today, I caught her asking David
about what's in all the locked rooms and such." Elizabeth replies,
"She's just curious about this house like everyone else. That doesn't
mean she can't be trusted. You don't like her, do you?" Matthew
replies that he doesn't trust her. Elizabeth tells him, "Mr. Malloy
trusted her, and that's enough for me!"
Later, Elizabeth finishes reading, puts out the lights and goes
The clock in the foyer shows 3:00 in the morning. A shadowy figure
holding a flashlight sneaks into the basement. It's Mrs. Johnson. She
snoops around. She tries the locked door Vicky tried, but finds it's
locked. She continues to snoop around the room. Suddenly, a hand
grabs her and she gasps. She looks down and finds that it's David,
hiding in a box turned on it's side. He exclaims, "I scared you,
didn't I? What are you doing here?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I heard
a noise and came down to investigate. What are you doing here?"
David replies, "I came here to look for ghosts. I saw in my crystal
ball that ghosts are going to come here tonight." David remarks,
"You're a friend of Burke Devlin, aren't you?" Mrs. Johnson, shocked,
repiles, "No. Of course not! You remember how I talked to him about
Mr. Malloy at the diner, don't you?" David replies, "Yes, but he
didn't get mad at you. He usually would. I think you're really
friends. In fact, I think you're here to spy for him." Mrs. Johnson
aghast that David has guessed the truth so easily, replies, "That's
ridiculous!" but David tells her, "Don't worry. If you are spying for
Burke, I won't tell anyone. Burke's my friend. He's after my
father, and I hate my father. I hope he gets him!" He continues,
"You're not supposed to be down here, are you?" Mrs. Johnson asks,
"How would you know that?" David replies, "That's what my aunt tells
everyone. I'm not supposed to be down here either. Tell you what. If
you don't tell her about seeing me down her, I won't tell her about
seeing you!" David leaves, saying, "The ghosts probably won't come
now. We've probably scared them away. Remember, if you don't tell
about me, I won't tell about you."
Mrs. Johnson continues to snoop around the basement. Suddenly,
she starts to hear a sobbing noise. She listens and finds that it
seems to be coming from behind the locked door she tried earlier.
She goes to it, knocks on it and asks, "Who's there?" Suddenly, the
sobbing noise stops. Mrs. Johnson knocks on the door again and asks
who's in there, but the sobbing noise does not start again. Miss
Johnson goes up the stairs, a mixture of fear and puzzlement on her
Tape Date: October 31, 1966
Air Date: November 10, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
It is very early morning. Mrs. Johnson comes into the drawing room
bearing a tray containing the morning coffee. No one else is awake
yet. Mrs. Johnson surreptitiously goes to the phone and calls Burke
Devlin at the Collinsport Inn. She tells him, "Something happened
here last night! Something I've got to talk to you about." Burke asks,
"What?", but Mrs. Johnson tells him, "I can't talk to you on the
phone about it. Someone might come into the room or pick up another
extension! I've got to see you. In the afternoon. I think I'll be
able to get some time off then." Burke tells her, "All right. But
can't you at least give me a hint what it's about?" Mrs. Johnson
replies, "This house! It's haunted!" Carolyn comes into the room
and Mrs. Johnson suddenly says, "I've got arthritis." Burke asks,
"Someone's just walked in, huh?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes. I'll
see you this afternoon, doctor." She hangs up and tells Carolyn,
"Just calling my doctor about an appointment. My arthritis is acting
up. Do you think I could get the afternoon off?" Carolynr replies,
"Sure." Vicky comes into the room. She asks Carolyn, "Where did you
go last night?" Carolyn replies, "To a movie." Vicky asks, "Did you
enjoy it?" Carolyn replies, "As much as I could seeing a movie alone."
Vicky, noting Carolyn's cold tone, tells her, "There's nothing to
be mad at me for!" Carolyn replies, "I'm not mad. I just thought
we were better friends, that's all. They start to get into an
argument about Burke Devlin. Mrs. Johnson, unnoticed, listens
surreptitiously but intently. Carolyn asks, "What happened between
you and Burke last night? Why did you call Uncle Roger to come pick
you up?" Vicky is evasive, replying, "There's nothing between me and
Burke Devlin. He's the last man on earth I'd have anything to do
with! In fact, I'm afraid of him, and you should be too!"
Burke Devlin is talking on the phone to Ezra Herne, one of
the Collins' employees he spoke to in his room earlier. He presses
Aherne for an answer, saying, "What's there to think about? You'll
have a better job with shorter hours and better pay!" Finally,
exasperated, he tells Herne, "You have till Thursday to make your
decision!" and hangs up. There's a knock at the door. It's Mrs.
Johnson. She comes into the room and tells him, "I'm so frightened I
don't know if I can stay another night in that house!" Burke
protests, "But out plans..." Mrs. Johnson tells him about what
happened last night. Burke tells her, "It must have been the
ventilating system. In old houses like that, they run miles and
miles, connecting all the rooms. What you heard last night must have
been someone crying in one of the bedrooms. The sound must have been
carried by the ventilation system into the locked room in the
basement." This convinces Mrs. Johnson. He warns her, "Don't call me
again from Collinwood. No one must suspect any connection between
you and me." Mrs. Johnson tells him, "Someone already has." Burke,
shocked, asks, "What?!" Mrs. Johnson explains, "David has. He's
figured the whole thing out. But he likes you and hates his father.
He told me he wouldn't tell anyone, and I believe him." Burke remarks,
"Well, I guese that means I'll have to keep in his good graces." He
adds, "And that goes for a few other people there too, like Carolyn,
and Vicky." Mrs. Johnson tells him, "Well, you're going to have a
problem with Vicky. She's afraid of you. She said so, to Carolyn"
Burke, surprised, asks, "Afraid of me? But why? Nothing happened
between us in Bangor... No, wait. Something strange did happen. Just
when we were about to leave, she suddenly changed her mind and
decided to stay overnight." Mrs. Johnson tells her, "No she didn't.
She called Roger and had him pick her up." Burke is shocked. He
remarks, "She called Roger?" He thinks, "Let's see. When I came to
tell her I was leaving in a half an hour, she was happy to go with
me. Then, half an hour later, she was so afraid of me, she called
Roger to get her. Now something must have happened in that half
and hour, but what? Nothing did. I just had a business meeting,
that's all." There's a knock at the door. Mrs. Johnson asks,
"Expecting anyone?" Burke replies, "No." He asks, "Who is it?" A
voice replies, "Ezra Herne." Burke hides Mrs. Johnson in the kitchen
and lets Ezra Herne in.
Ezra Herne tells Burke, "Me and the boys have come to a decision."
Burke remarks, "That was fast. You had till Thursday" Ezra replies,
"We saw no reason to wait till then. The answer is no." Burke tells
him, "Name your price,then!" Ezra replies, "We have no price."
Burke, now very angry, asks, "What do you guys think Elizabeth
Stoddard is? Your patron saint or something?" Ezra calmly replies,
"No, no saint, just a kind woman who's employed us, fed us and
clothed us for the past many years. We know what you're trying to do.
You're trying to drive her out of business and we want no part of
it." Burke asks, "Do you know what you're throwing away? More money
than you've ever seen! Look, I'll give you a little more time to
think about it." Ezra replies, "No, that won't be necessary. Our
decision is final." Burke angrily tells him, "I'll get other men,
then.", but Ezra replies, "Fishermen, maybe, but not men who can
manage things for you. They're not easy to find. That's why you
offered us all that money." Burke shouts, "GET OUT!". Ezra replies,
"Gladly. I've said everything I have to say to you." and leaves.
Mrs. Johnson comes back out and says, "I heard all that. I'm
sorry." Burke replies, "Don't be. There's more than one way to
skin a cat. Or drop a bombshell on Collinwood." Mrs. Johnson asks,
"How?" Burke replies, "Watch!" He picks up the phone and calls
Collinwood. Carolyn answers the phone in the drawing room. Burke
asks her, "Busy tonight?" She replies that she isn't. He invites
her on a date. She accepts. They arrange to meet at the Blue Whale
at 7:00 tonight.
After hanging up, Carolyn, beaming with joy, goes out into the
foyer and runs into Vicky there. She apoligizes to Vicky for being
angry with her. Seeing the dramatic change in Carolyn's demeanor,
Vicky asks, "What happened?" Carolyn replies, "Oh, nothing. I just
realized I was wrong, that's all." then asks, "Could I borrow your
blue scarf?" Vicky asks, "Got a date with Joe?" Carolyn replies, "No.
Someone else." Vicky asks, "Who?" Carolyn tells her, "Burke Devlin."
Vicky is shocked. She tries to dissuade Carolyn from going out with
him. Though her main objection to her going out with Burke is that
she thinks he killed Bill Malloy, she obviously cannot mention this
because of her promise to Roger. Instead she tells Carolyn, "You
can't go out with him. He's trying to destroy the family!" Carolyn
replies, "He's only going into competition against Mother. She's
battled competition before. That's BUSINESS. It has nothing to do
with me." Vicky tells her, "But Burke doesn't care about you at
all! He's just using you!" Carolyn replies, "No he's not! He cares
for me. In fact, he gave me a gift. A pen. A very expensive, silver
filigree pen. Burke said there were only a few like it in the
whole world. I guess that proves something!" Vicky, shocked, asks,
"Pen? Where is it?" Carolyn replies, "Oh, I don't have it anymore.
Uncle Roger found out about it and took it away from me. He said
he was going to give it back to Burke." Vicky asks, "So he gave it
back to Burke?" Carolyn replies, "No, he lost it!" Vicky asks, "Lost
it?" Carolyn replies, "Yes. Lost it. In fact, I can remember the
exact night he lost it because something terrible happened that
night. It was the night Bill Malloy died."
Tape Date: November 1, 1966
Air Date: November 11, 1966 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Carolyn, noticing the funny expression on Vicky's face, asks,
"What's wrong?", but Vicky lies, "Nothing. It's just a shame such
a rare, valuable pen got lost, that's all." Carolyn remarks, "I
think an expensive pen like proves Burke really cares for me."
Vicky agrees. Carolyn is surprised at Vicky's sudden change of
opinion about Burke. Vicky asks, "When are you seeing Burke?"
Carolyn replies, "At the Blue Whale at 7 o'clock." Suddenly,
David, who's come into the room, exclaims, "No you're not! I'm
going to tell my father! It's not fair that you get to see him and
I don't!" He runs off. Carolyn exclaims, "He really is a terrible
monster!" Vicky asks, "Are you going to be using your car for the
next few hours?" Carolyn replies, "No, why?" Vicky asks, "Could I
borrow it for a few hours? I have a few errands to do in town."
Carolyn replies, "Sure, go ahead. The keys are in the ignition.
Just be sure to be back in time for me to make my date with Burke."
Vicky drives into town, goes to the Collinsport Inn and goes up
to Room 24, Burke's room. She tells him, "I have to talk to you! It's
very important. I found out something, something that terrifies me!"
Burke asks, "What is it?" Vicky replies, "I think Roger killed
Bill Malloy!" She tells him about finding the pen, and then finding
from Carolyn that Roger had lost it. Burke asks, "Did you know that
pen was mine originally?" Vicky replies, "Yes. I saw the one Blair
had. He told me you had the only other one around here." Burke
suddenly realizes, "So that's why you were afraid of me. You thought
that I..." Vicky replies, "Yes, then I found out from Carolyn that
you had given it to her, and Roger had taken it from her and lost
it." Burke asks, "Do you have the pen?" Vicky replies, "No." Burke
tells her, "Well, then you've got to go get it. We'll need it."
Vicky tells him, "I can't. It disappeared." Burke growls, "He must've
stolen it!" Vicky replies, "Yes. At the time, I had thought David
had stolen it, but now that I think back, Roger WAS strangely anxious
about that pen." Burke asks, "Are you willing to change your
testimony about what time Roger left the house now?" Vicky replies,
"No, I don't think I can do that. I'm still not sure what time he
left. I can't say for sure he left at 10:30."
At Collinwood, David is sitting on the stairs, a sullen expression
on his face. Roger returns home and goes into the drawing room. David
follows him in there and tells him about Carolyn's date with Burke
Burke asks Vicky, "Does Roger know about you knowing he had the
pen?" Vicky replies, "No." Burke asks, "Do you think Carolyn will
tell him she told you?" Vicky replies, "No, she would have no reason
to." Burke replies, "Good. Here's what we'll do next. We'll have to
get more evidence. Roger's probably destroyed the pen by now, but
keep your eyes open. He might have forgotten something, left some
clue lying around. You'll be safe. You said Roger doesn't know you
know he had the pen and don't think Carolyn will tell him."
Roger goes to Carolyn's room and angrily forbids her from seeing
Burke. Carolyn refuses to listen to him, saying, "I'll see who I want
to see." Roger shouts, "Don't you realize he's a dangerous man?"
Carolyn answers, "You sound just like Vicky did!" Roger asks, "What
do you mean?" Carolyn replies, "That's just what she said about Burke
earlier. She said he was a dangerous man and that I shouldn't see him
because he was only using me to hurt the family!" Roger tells her,
"Vicky's right. You should listen to her." Carolyn retorts, "But
she changed her mind when I told her about the expensive gift Burke
gave me, the silver filigree pen!" Roger suddenly asks, "The pen?
Did you tell her what happened to it?" Carolyn asks, "Yes. Is there
any reason I shouldn't have?" Roger lies, "No. No reason at all..."
Tape Date: November 2, 1966
Air Date: November 14, 1966 Monday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Roger asks Carolyn, "Do you know where Vicky is?" Carolyn replies,
"She said she was going into town." Roger asks, "Do you know when
she'll be back?" Carolyn replies, "Soon. She borrowed my car and
promised to be back in time to make my date with Burke."
David is in the foyer drawing something. Roger comes down and
asks, "Seen Vicky?" David repiles, "Yes, this morning when she was
giving me my lessons, but she's not here now. She left in Carolyn's
car." Roger asks, "Did she say where she was going?" David replies,
"No, she just said she was going into town." David shows him the
picture he's been drawing. David explains, "It's what's going to
happen to the man who killed Bill Malloy." The picture is of a man
hanging from a gallows. Roger remarks, "They don't hang people
anymore. At least not in this state!" David replies, "Well, they
should!" Roger leaves. David goes to the closed drawing room doors,
opens them, and says, "You can come out now, Miss Winters!" Vicky
steps out of the drawing room. He asks, "Why didn't you want my
father to see you?" Vicky lies, "Oh, no reason. I was just too busy
to talk to him, that's all. Thanks for not giving me away to your
father." David replies, "That's all right. I wouldn't give anyone
away to my father." Vicky tells him, "Maybe someday I can do you
a favor." David replies, "You can. You can come to the old house
with me and see if Mr. Malloy's ghost is there." Vicky replies,
"All right. But not right now. Some other time maybe. I can't right
Vicky goes up to Carolyn's room. Carolyn has several dresses out
and is studying them. She asks Vicky her opinion on which one she
should wear on her date with Burke. Vicky replies, "I'm surprised
you're able to go. No one found out?" Carolyn replies, "Uncle Roger
did. David told him. He was furious at first, but then he calmed
down." The talk about the dresses for awhile, then finally decide on
the one Carolyn already has on. Vicky remarks, "It's strange your
Uncle Roger didn't forbid you from going." Carolyn explains, "He
did, at first, but then he lost interest. He suddenly got more
interested in where YOU were than where I was going. By the way,
where did you go?" Vicky replies, "To the drugstore to get some
lipstick." They discuss lipstick shades for awhile, then Vicky asks,
"Do you know why your Uncle Roger wanted to see me?" Carolyn replies,
"No, but I think it was about that fountain pen I told you about.
I remember he got interested in where you were right after I told him
I told you about that fountain pen."
Roger goes to the Blue Whale. He calls Sam Evans and asks, "By any
chance, is Miss Winters there?" Sam replies, "No." Roger tells him,
"If she should drop by, call me and tell me. It's urgent. I'll be
Vicky goes to the drawing room and calls the Colllinsport Inn
and asks for Burke, but finds he's not in. There's a knock at the
door. Vicky answers. She's surprised to find that it's Maggie Evans.
Maggie asks, "What were you so upset about at the coffeeshop?"
Vicky replies, "I didn't know it showed." Maggie replies, "It did.
You must've been very upset about something. You left your bag."
She gives Vicky her handbag. Vicky thanks her. Maggie asks, "What
was bugging you?" Vicky replies, "I don't think I can tell you."
Vicky tells her, "I think I found evidence that proves Bill Malloy
was murdered. I even think I know who killed him. That's all I can
tell you." Maggie asks, "Why don't you go to the police?" Vicky
replies, "The evidence I'm talking about is enough to convince me
I know who the killer is, but I'm not sure it's good enough for
the police." Suddenly, there's a commotiong outside. Carolyn has
caught David eavesdropping. Maggie and Vicky go out into the foyer
and find Carolyn yelling at David. David squrims free and runs away.
Carolyn says goodbye and leaves to go on her date with Burke.
Maggie and Vicky go back into the drawing room.
Roger returns, coming in the back way.
Maggie continues to pressure Vicky to tell her what she knows, but
Vicky refuses, saying, "I'm in danger because of what I know, and I
don't want to put you in the same danger." Maggie asks, "Why don't
you come and stay with me and pop?" Vicky declines. Maggies asks,
"The person you suspect isn't Pop, is it?" Vicky assures her it
isn't. Roger comes into the foyer and hears Vicky and Maggie in the
drawing room. Vicky is telling Maggie, "The clue I'm talking about is
a fountain pen that the person who killed Bill Malloy lost at
Lookout Point." Maggies asks, "You sure you don't want to come with
me?" Vicky replies, "No, I'll just go lock myself in my room until
Mrs. Stoddard comes back*." Roger hides in the door under the stairs
when he hears them coming into the foyer. Vicky accompanies Maggie
to the door and outside. Roger comes out and hides to the right of
the door**. Vicky, having said goodbye to Maggie, comes back in,
closing the door. But as soon as she walks into the foyer, Roger
grabs her, saying, "Don't cry out! Don't make sound!"
*Hey! Wait a minute! She never leaves Collinwood. Maybe she's
somewhere on the grounds...
** At the place where the famous portrait of Barnabas would be,
but there right now appears to be some sort of engraved coat
Tape Date: November 3, 1966
Air Date: November 15, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Roger takes Vicky into the drawing room. He tells her, "You think
I killed Bill Malloy, didn't you?" Vickly lies, "I don't think
anything..." Roger continues, "If you think I killed Bill Malloy,
you must be petrified with fear right now, because if I killed
Bill Malloy, you must know that I'd certainly have to kill you now,
wouldn't I?" He tells her, "Vicky, be reasonable. If I'd meant to
kill you, I'd already have done. I have to talk to you. I want to
tell you exactly what happened that night." Vicky asks, "And what
will happen after that?" Roger replies, "That'll be entirely up to
you. I just want you to hear the whole story first." He tells her,
"That night, when you came down and heard me talking on the phone,
it was Bill Malloy I was talking to. I asked him to come meet me
at Lookout Point. All I wanted to do was talk to him, to try to
convince him that he was wrong, that Burke Devlin had filled him
with lies. I did leave at about 10:30 that night." Vicky interrupts,
"And you tricked me into lying that you left at 10:45!" Roger replies,
"Yes, but not for my sake, but for my sister's. She'd already been
through the strain of a trial 10 years ago. I didn't want to put her
through it again".
David is in the old house talking to the portrait of Josette. He
begs, "Great great great great grandmother, I have something important
to tell you. Bill Malloy didn't die accidently, he was murdered!
There's proof! I heard it! Is Mr. Malloy there with you? If he is,
could you get him? I need to talk to him!"
Burke and Carolyn are at the Blue Whale. Burke asks, "How'd you
get away from the castle guards?" Carolyn tells him, "I did get into
an argument with Uncle Roger." Burke asks, "How'd he find out?"
Carolyn replies, "David told him. He was jealous that I'd get to see
you while he couldn't." She tells him, "Roger was furious!"
David continues to try to talk to the portrait of Josette, but
gets no answer. Meanwhile, someone holding a lantern is coming up the
old house stairs. David tells the portrait, "Miss Winters knows, but
I don't think she'd tell me if I ask. I want Mr. Malloy to tell me
what it is." David hears a sound at the door and hides. Matthew Morgan
comes in and demands, "Who's there? No use hiding. I know you're in
here. I saw your light from the outside." David comes out and says,
"It's just me." Matthew asks, "What are you doing here?" David
replies, "I came here to see my friends." Matthew asks, "Friends? I
don't see nobody." David explains, "My friends the ghosts. There's
Josette Collins, there's a little girl about my age, then there's
another girl about Miss Winter's age." He continues, "I have to help
protect Miss Winters from the man who killed Mr. Malloy." Matthew
protests, "No one killed Mr. Malloy! He slipped and fell!" David
replies, "No he didn't. He was murdered and Miss Winter's knows
who did it." Matthew asks, "Who?" David replies, "It was my father.
I've got to protect her from him. Will you help me?"
After David and Matthew leave the old house, Josett's ghost
materializes from the portrait and walks down onto the floor as if
on an invisible staircase, just like before...
At the Blue Whale, Burke tells Carolyn, "I'm going to give you a
real night on the town! When you get home, your Uncle will be
FURIOUS! I want to make sure the night was worth it!" Carolyn
corrects him, "No he won't. He's got other things on his mind."
Burke asks, "What?" Carolyn replies, "I think he's interested in
Vicky. Seriously. He went to look for her." Burke asks, "Why?"
Carolyn replies, "I think it had something to do with that pen you
gave me. The minute I mentioned to him that I had told Vicky about
it, he suddenly became interested in where Vicky was.." Burke
exclaims, "You told Roger you told Vicky about the pen?!" Carolyn,
puzzled, asks, "Yes. Why not?" Burke abruptly excuses himself to
make a telephone call.
Roger tells Vicky, "When I got to Lookout Point, I didn't see
Bill Malloy. At first. But when I looked down at the beach, I saw
him lying there. I scrambled down there, but found he was already
dead. In two feet of water. It must've been as the sheriff and
coroner thought. He must've slipped and fell." Vicky asks, "Why
didn't you tell anyone?" Roger replies, "Who'd have believed me?
I had means, motive and opportunity. But please believe me, Vicky,
I didn't kill Bill Malloy!" The phone rings. Vicky answers. It's
Burke Devlin. He tells her, "You're in great danger! If anyone's
there with you, pretend you're talking to Maggie!" Vicky answers,
"Yes, Maggie." Burke asks, "Is Roger there with you?" Vicky answers
"Yes, Maggie." Burke tells her, "Carolyn told Roger that she told
you about the pen. You've got to find a way to sneak out of the
house! I'll find a way to get rid of Carolyn." Vicky tries to tell
him, "But Maggie, I think you're all wrong about this!", but Burke
tells her, "Listen to me. Do as I say!". After she hangs up, Roger
asks, "What did Maggie want?" Vicky lies, "She wanted to talk about
the portrait of Betty Hanscombe." Roger remarks, "That's not
important right now. What do you think about what I've just told you?
What are you going to do?" Vicky replies, "I don't know. I'm going to
have to think about it." Roger answers, "Good. Do that. Good night."
At the Blue Whale, Burke returns to the table and lies to Carolyn,
"That was Blair I was talking to. He wants me to meet him about
something important. Immediately. Sorry..."
Roger is in the drawing room drinking. Vicky comes down the
stairs quietly. Roger does not see her. Vicky sneaks out of the
Tape Date: November 4, 1966
Air Date: November 16, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Roger paces around and thinks. Finally, he goes upstairs and
goes to Vicky's room. He knocks and says, "Vicky? I'd like to talk
to you." Receiving no answer, he opens the door and finds that
Vicky isn't in there...
Vicky goes to the Blue Whale and meets Burke Devlin there. She
tells him Roger's story. He tells her, "That's ridiculous. He was
right. No one would believe it." Vicky replies, "I think I do."
Burke is shocked and tries to convince her Roger's story is
ridiculous. He suggests that they go to the police, but Vicky
protests that they have no proof of anything. Burke replies, "Yes.
We've got to get that pen. If Roger were smart, he'd have thrown
it into the sea and it'd be miles away by now. But maybe not. I've
got a crazy idea that might work..." Without telling Vicky what his
idea is, he tells her, "I don't think it would be safe for you to go
back to Collinwood", but Vicky disagrees, saying, "No, I think I'm
safe as long as Roger thinks I believe his story." They leave,
Burke offering to drive Vicky up to the gates of Collinwood.
Sam goes into the Blue Whale. Maggie is waiting for him at a
table. Sam remarks, "Hope I haven't kept you waiting long." Maggie
jokes, "I thought I was going to be stood up by my own father. Now
that would be the ultimate rejection!" Sam asks, "Why'd you ask me
to come here?" Maggie replies, "I have something I want to talk to
you about. I thought it wouldn't sound as bad here. Vicky Winters
told me she had proof Bill Malloy was killed, that she had proof of
who did it.." Sam asks, "What?" Maggie answers, "She wouldn't tell
me. She said she was in danger because she knew and didn't want to
put me in the same danger. She also said it wasn't definitive, that
it wouldn't convince a jury, but it convinced her." Sam asks, "Who
did she suspect?" Maggie replies, "She told me it wasn't you, but
she wouldn't tell me who it was. But who else would've have any
motive but Roger Collins?"
Roger paces around the drawing room, thinking. He picks up the
phone, calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke Devlin, but
is told he isn't in.
Sam remarks to Maggie, "You know Vicky Winters pretty well, eh?"
He pressures her to call Vicky and try to get her to tell her more
about what she knows. Maggie calls Collinwood. Roger answers. Maggie
asks for Vicky. Roger tells her, "Vicky isn't here. I don't know
where she is. In fact, I called your house earlier to see if she were
there." Maggie replies, "My father and I have been here at the Blue
Whale". Maggie returns to the table and is surprised to find Sam gone.
Vicky returns to Collinwood by the back way and starts up the
stairs. From the drawing room, Roger hears her and calls, "Vicky..."
Vicky replies, "Oh, you startled me. I didn't think anyone would
still be awake this late." Roger replies, "Come her for a minute.
Something I'd like to talk to you about. I went to your room earlier,
but found you weren't there." Vicky replies, "Oh. I went for a walk."
Roger asks, "A walk? You must be exhausted, walking this long."
Vicky lies, "Oh, I wasn't walking the WHOLE time. I went to Maggie
Evan's house for awhile", not knowing that Roger had talked to
Maggie. She asks, "What was it you wanted to talk to me about?"
Roger replies, "Oh, it wasn't that important. It's late. Good night."
Vicky goes upstairs. Roger mutters. "Pleasant dreams, Miss Winters."
Vicky prepares for bed, changing into a nightgown.
Roger telephones the Blue Whale and asks if Sam Evans is there.
He is told that Sam was there with his daughter earlier, but that
they have both left. He asks, "Was anyone else there with them?"
He is told, "No."
Vicky is in bed, asleep. The doorknob turns, and the door starts
to open a few inches. Vicky awakens and screams, "Who is it! Who's
there?" The door suddenly closes. Vicky continues to scream, "Who's
there?" A few seconds later, Roger's voice answers, "What's wrong?
Can I come in?" Vicky replies, "Yes." Roger comes in and says, "I
heard you screaming from downstairs. What's wrong?" Vicky replies,
"Someone tried to break into my room!" Roger asks, "Break in? But
the door was unlocked." Vicky replies, "But it WAS locked! Whoever
tried to break in must have unlocked it!" Roger tells her, "You
must've been dreaming. I didn't run into anyone coming down when
I came upstairs." Vicky protests, "But I remember. I locked the
door!" Roger replies, "You must have just thought you did." He adds,
"Oh, Miss Winters. I have a message for you. Maggie Evans called.
She's been with her father at the Blue Whale all evening. I suugest
call her in the morning and get your story straight. Good night."
and leaves. Vicky locks her door.
No studio taping November 7, 1966 to November 11, 1966
due to location shooting.
Tape Date: November 14, 1966
Air Date: November 17, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
It is the next morning. Elizabeth is alone in the drawing room
drinking her morning coffee, a fancy coffee service on the coffee
table. Vicky comes down and comes into the drawing room. Elizabeth
asks, "Good morning. Sleep well?" Vicky replies, "How could I sleep
well? Someone tried to break into my room last night!" Elizabeth,
shocked asks, "When?" Vicky replies, "I don't know what time it was.
Ask your brother. He'd know. He heard me scream and came running.
Some tried to break into my room. Someone who had a key." Elizbeth
assures her, "It won't happen again. I'll have another lock put on
your door, one only you have the key to." She suggests that it was
a prowler who had a lockpick. Vicky protests, "But I have nothing of
any value. Why would a prowler pick the one room in this house
without anything valuable in it?" Elizabeth suggests, "Maybe it
was a prowler who didn't know this house very well." Vicky replies,
"Or one who knows it very well", implying the person was after her
Elizabeth comes back down into the drawing room. She tells Vicky,
"I've talked to David and I'm convinced it wasn't him." Mattew
comes into the room and asks, "You called for me, Mrs. Stoddard?
Something about a prowler?" Elizabeth tells him what happened to
Vicky last night. Matthe replies, "Impossible. I checked like I do
every night and the house was locked up." Vicky suggests, "Whoever
it was could've snuck in earlier and hid in any number of places."
Elizabeth tells Matthew to put an extra lock on Vicky's door.
Matthew tells her, "I suggest an inside bolt. That would be the
simplest and best" and leaves. Elizabeth asks Vicky, "Did Roger
check the closed off part of the house last night?" Vicky replies,
"I don't think so." Elizabeth leaves to check it. Vicky calls the
Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke but is told he isn't there.
She remarks, "Oh, sorry, I forgot. He told me he was going to
Bangor today" and hangs up. She then calls the Evan's Cottage. Sam
answers. Vicky asks for Maggie. Sam tells her, "Maggie isn't here,
but if it's last night call you're returning, she was calling for
me. I was the one who wanted to talk to you." Vicky asks, "Why?"
Sam lies, "I have more information about B. Hanscombe." Vicky
excitedly asks, "What?", but Sam refuses to tell her, saying,
"Telephones have extensions. I want to talk to you in person.
Meet me at the Blue Whale." Vicky agrees. She adds, "If you happen
to see Maggie, tells her I've found out more about what I talked
to her about earlier." Elizabeth comes back down. Hearing her, Vicky
quickly hangs up. Elizabeth comes into the drawing room and tells
Vicky, "The prowler couldn't have hidden in the East Wing. The door's
still locked and I have the only key." Vicky tells Elizabeth, "I'd
better go and give David his lessons" and leaves. Elizabeth calls
Roger's office but finds he isn't there. She tells the secretary,
"As soon as he comes in, have him call me. Tell him it's quite
It is now getting dark. Roger returns to Collinwood, parking
his car right in front of the house, not the garage. He goes in
and goes into the drawing room. He tells Elizabeth, "I came home
as soon as I got your message." Elizabeth demands, "Why didn't
you tell me about someone trying to break into Vicky's room this
morning?" Roger tells her he thinks it never happened, that Vicky
has an overactive imagination. Matthew comes in and tells Elizabeth,
"I've put that new lock on Miss Winter's door, Ma'am." Elizabeth
asks, "Any signs that the old lock had been forced?" Matthew replies,
"No." After Matthew leaves, Roger asks, "Where's Vicky now?"
Elizabeth answers, "She went into town." Roger asks, "Do you know
where?" Elizabeth replies, "I don't know. She just said she had to
meet someone." Roger tells Elizabeth, "I'm worried about her. I
think it would be best if I went and found her."
Vicky goes to the Blue Whale and meets Sam there. Sam orders a
drink. Vicky orders a ginger ale. Sam asks, "How are you?" Vicky
replies, "Oh, about the same as usual. Strange things have been
happening at Collinwood, as usual. Someone tried to break into
my room." She asks, "Did you give Maggie my message?" Sam replies,
"No, I haven't had a chance to. I haven't seen her since I talked
to you on the phone." Vicky asks, "What do you have to tell me
about B. Hanscombe?" Sam replies, "I wouldn't blame you if you got
up and left right now, but I lied to you. I don't have anything
about B. Hanscombe. Never knew the fellow. The Evanses and Collins
don't exactly travel in the same circles, you know. I lied to you
to get you to come down here. What I really want to ask you about
is the thing you told Maggie." Vicky refuses, saying, "I thought I
had definitive proof then, but since then, I learned more about it
and now I'm not so sure. I might have been wrong."
Vicky is going back to Collinwood, walking on the side of the
road. She notices a car on the road. Suddenly, she realizes that the
car is coming off the road and barreling straight toward her. She
Elizabeth is in the drawing room. Suddenly, she hears a furious
knocking at the door. She goes and opens it. Vicky comes running
in, hysterically screaming, "Somebody tried to kill me!" She tells
Elizabeth that someone tried to run her down while she was walking
back to Collinwood. Elizabeth asks, "Where?" Vicky repliels, "About
half a mile from here!" Elizabeth asks, "Did you see what kind of
car it was?" Vicky replies, "No, I just saw the headlights."
Elizabeth remarks, "Too bad Roger didn't find you in town. He
could've given you a ride back." Vicky asks, "Roger isn't here?"
Elizabeth answers, "No, he went to look for you." Vicky remarks,
"Maybe he found me." Elizabeth, giving no signs of realizing the
accusatory implications of what Vicky just said, tells her, "I'll
go get something to calm you down" and leaves the room. Vicky goes
to the phone, calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Burke Devlin.
Burke is in, having returned from Bangor. Vicky exclaims, "We've got
to do something!" She tells Burke what happened. Burke asks, "Is
Roger there?" Vicky replies, "No, he went into town." Burke asks,
"Was it him?" Vicky replies, "I don't know. I couldn't see the car.
I was blinded by the headlights." Vicky hears Elizabeth coming back
and quickly hangs up. Elizabeth hands her a glass of water and some
tranquilizers. Vicky at first doesn't want to take them, but
Elizabeth eventually convinces her to. After Vicky takes the
tranquilizers, Elizabeth tells her to go up to her room and lie down,
saying, "You'll go to sleep in no time." Vicky goes upstairs.
Tape Date: November 15, 1966
Air Date: November 18, 1966 Friday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Sheriff George Patterson is sitting at his desk reading a folder
marked, "AUTOPSY REPORT, BILL MALLOY, 220612". Burke Devlin comes
into the office and announces, "I demand that the investigation on
Bill Malloy's death be reopened!" The sheriff calmly shows him the
file he is reading and asks, "I can't. Before a case can be reopened,
it must have been closed first." Burke remarks, "You've restored my
faith in you." The sheriff explains, "Collinsport is a small town.
Everyone knows everyone else. If we had come down with a decision
of death by person or persons unknown, everyone would have been
suspicious of everyone else. That wouldn't have been good. So what
we do is come down with a decision which satisfies them while we
keep investigating." Burke tells the sheriff, "Vicky Winters has
found some concrete evidence." The sheriff asks, "What?" Burke
replies, "I want you to ask her that." The sheriff asks, "Does she
really know something?" Burke replies, "Enough so that someone tried
to kill her just half an hour ago!" The sheriff asks, "Do you know
who?" Burke replies, "It must have been Roger. She told me the
evidence was against Roger." The sheriff asks, "You? Why didn't she
come to me?" Burke replies, "She thought you wouldn't be interested.
She's from New York. She doesn't know the subtleties of how a small
town police department works. She thought the case was really closed."
The sheriff asks, "You say someone tried to kill her?" Burke tells
him about someone trying to sneak into Vicky's room. He tells him
she briefly saw a figure standing there so she knows it wasn't the
wind. The sheriff asks, "Could it have been the boy?" Burke replies,
"No. It was a tall figure, much taller than David. And also taller
than Mrs. Stoddard." The sheriff remarks, "So that leaves Roger..."
Elizabeth is sitting on the bench under the stairs. Roger comes
in through the front doors. Elizabeth asks, "Where were you half an
hour ago?" Roger replies, "Taking a drive." Elizabeth tells him about
someone trying to run Vicky down and asks, "I wonder who it could've
been." Roger remarks, "I wonder where Sam Evans was this evening."
The sheriff tells Burke, "I really doubt that Roger would've tried
to kill Vicky right there in Collinwood." Burke tells him, "There was
another attempt a half an hour ago." He tells him about the car
trying to run Vicky down. The sheriff dismisses it as just probably
reckless driving, but Burke repiles, "No, the car deliberately drove
on the wrong side of the road trying to get her." The sheriff asks,
"Why would she be walking on the road this late at night?" Burke
replies, "That's what I want you to find out." The sheriff asks,
"What kind of evidence does she have?" Burke replies, "She doesn't
really have it right now, but I can get you concrete evidence if
you'll play along with me." The sheriff asks, "For how long?" Burke
replies, "Just tonight." The sheriff asks, "Where?" Burke replies,
"Collinwood." The sheriff says, "OK. Let's go."
Elizabeth and Roger go into the drawing room. Elizabeth asks, "Why
do you suspect Sam Evans?" Roger replies, "I think he knows more
about Miss Winters than he admits. It was he who gave her that picture
that looks so much like her." Elizabeth insists, "It doesn't. There's
only a superficial resemblance." Roger continues, "I think the reason
someone tried to kill Miss Winters has something to do with her past.
I think Sam knows something about her past." Elizabeth remarks, "It
couldn't have been Sam Evans who tried to sneak into Vicky's room
last night." She suggests that THAT might have been a ghost. Roger
remarks, "Oh, she just hallucinated seeing Bill Malloy's ghost."
Elizabeth replies, "She didn't hallucinate that seaweed." They hear
a car come up the road. They look out the window and see that it's
the Sheriff's car. There's a knock at the door.
They go and open the door. They find the sheriff and Burke there.
Burke and the sheriff come in and Burke announces, "We want to see
Vicky Winters." Elizabeth tells them, "That's impossible. I gave her
a sedative. She was quite overwroght earlier. She was almost run down
by a careless driver." Burke remarks, "She called me earlier and told
me someone tried to run her down deliberately." Roger exclaims,
"NONSENSE!" The Sheriff says, "And I understand someone tried to
sneak into her room last night." Roger asks Sheriff Patterson, "Do
you believe in ghosts?" The Sheriff, surprised at this question,
replies, "No, why?" Roger explains, "Well, Miss Winters does. She
claims to have seen them. You have to understand, Sheriff, Miss
Winters has a vivid imagination. She sees things other people do not
see, hears things other people do not hear. She no doubt imagined
someone breaking into her room." Burke asks, "What about the pen
she found? Did she imagine the pen?" He explains about the pen,
about how he gave it to Carolyn, how Roger objected to her taking a
gift from him when she found out and took it from her, how he lost
it, how Vicky found it at Lookout Point. He concludes by saying
Roger must have lost it there when he killed Bill Malloy. Roger
remarks, "Just because it was found there doesn't mean I lost it
there. I might have lost it somewhere else. Someone else might have
found it then later lost it at Lookout Point. For instance, Bill
Malloy might have found it around Collinwood and brought it to
Lookout Point himself." Burke protests, "But YOU were at Lookout
Point. Vicky told me you told her you went there to meet him and
claimed to have found him already dead." Roger lies, "Delusions.
That girl lives in a dream world. May I see the pen? How do we know
that the pen show found is the same pen?" Burke replies, "She said
you stole it." Roger again says, "Delusions..." Burke takes a silver
filigree pen out of his pocket. Roger is shocked. He takes a close
look at the pen and lies, "No, I don't think this is the pen I took
from Carolyn. The pattern is different." Burke remarks, "Why don't
we ask Carolyn? I'm sure she has a better memory than you." Roger
remarks, "So what? There must be thousands of pens like this around."
Burke lies, "No. There's only one like it in this country." The
sheriff tells Elizabeth, "I'd like to see both Carolyn and Vicky in
my office tomorrow."
The sheriff and Burke leave. Elizabeth and Roger look out the
window at the car go. Elizabeth then asks Roger, "What's all this
about, Roger. I want the truth!", but Roger replies, "There's
something I've got to do right away" and leaves.
Roger goes to the place where he buried the pen. He moves the rock
then digs up the pen. Suddenly, he is startled to hear a voice from
behind him say, "Thanks, Roger. You've saved us a good deal of
trouble." He turns around and sees the sheriff and Burke behind him.
It has all been a trap. Burke remarks to the sheriff, "Well, how's
that for concrete evidence?"
Tape Date: November 16, 1966
Air Date: November 21, 1966 Monday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
It is the next morning. Vicky goes to the sheriff's office,
saying, "Mrs. Stoddard told me you wanted to see me." Vicky is
surprised to find Richard Garner there and tells him so. Garner
explains, "I'm legal counsel for Roger Collins. I have a right to
be here while the sheriff questions you." Vicky asks, "Where IS
Roger?" The sheriff replies, "We're holding him right now." Vicky
asks, "What's going to happen to him?" The sheriff replies, "That
depends your answers to my questions." He takes out the silver pen
and asks, "Do you recognize this?" Vicky replies, "Yes. This is
the pen I found at Lookout Point." The sheriff asks, "When?" Vicky
replies, "A few days after Bill Malloy died." The sheriff asks, "What
happened to it?" Vicky explains, "I took it back to Collinwood. I
didn't know what it meant at the time, I just thought it was pretty.
Soon afterwards, it disappeared. I thought David had stolen it."
The sheriff asks, "Had Roger seen the pen?" Vicky replies, "Yes.
Several times." The sheriff asks, "How did he react?" Vicky replies,
"He didn't. He couldn't, or it would've given him away." Garner
objects, "I object! That assumes my client is guilty!" The sheriff
asks Vicky, "When did you recoginze the significance of the pen?"
Vicky replies, "When I saw James Blair writing with another pen just
like it. He told me Burke Devlin had given to him, that he bought
two in South America and gave one to him. I at first thought it
meant Burke had killed Bill Malloy, but then I found what really
happened from Carolyn, that Burke had given her the pen and Roger
had taken it away from her and lost it. When Roger found out Carolyn
had told me about the pen, he came to me and admitted that he had
gone to meet Bill Malloy at Lookout Point, but claimed that Malloy
was already dead when he got there." The sheriff asks, "Do you believe
him?" Vicky replies, "I did at the time, but then certain things
started happening." She tells him about someone trying to sneak
into her room, then someone trying to run her down last night.
The sheriff asks, "What time was this?" Vicky replies, "About 8
o'clock." The sheriff asks, "Are you sure?" Vicky replies, "Yes.
I left town at 7:30 and the walk back to Collinwood takes a good
half hour." The sheriff asks, "What were you doing in Collinsport?"
Vicky replies, "Sam Evans called me and told me he wanted to talk
to me. I went to the Blue Whale to do so." The sheriff asks, "What
did he want to talk to you about?" Vicky replies, "Something about
Bill Malloy's death. He kind of rambled. I didn't understand what
he was driving at." Garner asks Vicky, "Did you see who it was who
tried to break into your room? Did you see the face of the person
who you say tried to run you down?" Vicky admits that she didn't.
Garner remarks, "Then you have no proof against my client." Vicky
replies, "Well, someone tried to kill me, and if it wasn't Roger,
who was it?" The sheriff tells Vicky she's free to go. Garner
remarks to Vicky, "Oh yes, Miss Winters, my son wants to see you
later." Carolyn comes in. She asks, "What's going on?" She is
obviously quite distraught. Vicky asks, "Didn't Mrs. Stoddard tell
you?" Carolyn replies, "She just told me Uncle Roger was being held
on suspicion of having something to do with Bill Malloy's death and
that the sheriff wanted to talk to me." The sheriff asks Vicky to
go outside while he talks to Carolyn alone.
The sheriff shows Carolyn the pen and asks her, "Have you ever
seen this?" Carolyn replies, "Yes. It's mine. I lost it." The sheriff
asks, "Where did you get it?" Carolyn replies, "Burke Devlin gave it
to me." The sheriff asks, "And you say you lost it?" Carolyn explains,
"Actually it was my Uncle Roger who lost it. When he found out about
it, he took it away from me, saying I shouldn't be taking gifts from
Burke. He meant to give it back to Burke, but lost it." The sheriff
asks, "Do you remember when he lost it." Carolyn replies, "The night
Bill Malloy died." The sheriff tells her, "Miss Winters found it.
At Lookout Point. She also says that once Roger found out you told
her about the pen, he tried to run her down on the road." Carolyn
gets even more distraught and screams, "NO! He couldn't have. I've
known Uncle Roger all my life, and he couldn't have done such
things!" The sheriff asks Vicky back in and tells her, "You'd
better take Miss Stoddard back home right now." Carolyn screams at
Vicky, "Tell him, Vicky. Uncle Roger couldn't have done all these
things. Tell him, Vicky, tell him!" But Vicky takes her arm and
only says, "Let's go home, Carolyn." Carolyn screams, "Why won't
you tell him, Vicky, why?"
After Vicky and Carolyn leave, the sheriff presses his intercom
and orders, "Bring Roger Collins in here!" Roger is brought in. He
grumbles, "I'm going to sue you for false arrest! This escapade is
going to cost you your badge!" The sheriff calmly replies, "Go
ahead. But right now, I still have my badge, and while I do, I have
the right to question you." He asks, "Why did you bury the pen?"
Roger replies, "Because I knew it would lead you and certain other
people to the wrong conclusion." Garner tells Roger, "You don't
have to answer his questions. You haven't been formally charged yet."
Roger replies, "I want to. I don't have anything to hide." He admits
to the sheriff that he had arranged to meet Bill Malloy for a business
meeting at Lookout Point. The sheriff remarks, "Lookout Point? Isn't
that a strange place for a business meeting?" Roger replies, "I
wanted to talk to Malloy because I wasn't satisfied with the way
he was running the plant. I wanted it to be very private." He goes
on, "When I got there, I found him dead. He was lying face down in
two feet of water." The sheriff asks, "Why didn't you come and
report it to me?" Roger replies, "I was confused. I didn't want to
become involved. I wanted to spare my sister the strain of a court
hearing." The sheriff asks, "Do you have a complete set of keys to
Collinwood?" Roger replies, "No, I only have the key to the front
door and some of the rooms. My sister has the only complete set."
The sheriff asks, "Do you have the key to Miss Winter's room?"
Roger replies, "Of course not." The sheriff asks, "Do you have
access to your sister's keys?" Roger replies, "Oh, I see what you're
getting at now. No, it wasn't me who tried to sneak into her room."
The sheriff asks, "Where were you at 8:00 last night?" Roger replies,
"I was out driving around. I wanted to think." The sheriff asks,
"Did anyone see you?" Roger thinks for awhile and replies, "Yes.
I stopped for gas just a little after 8:00." The sheriff asks,
"Where?" Roger replies, "At a gas station in Clearwater. Miles away
from where Miss Winters said someone tried to run her down." The
sheriff remarks, "We'll check it out." Roger replies, "Good. Do that.
You'll find out what I've told you is the truth. Everything I've
told you is the truth."
At Collinwood, Carolyn tells Vicky, "You're wrong about Uncle
Roger. He couldn't have done what you say her tried to do!"
The sheriff tells Roger, "I have a few more questions. About that
meeting with Bill Malloy at Lookout Point." Roger interrupts, "I've
already told you. It was about business." The sheriff remarks,
"That's not what Burke Devlin says. He said Malloy had new evidence
about his manslaughter conviction. If that's true, then that would
give you a motive for murdering him. And the meeting Malloy had
arranged in your office. What that was all about." Roger turns to
Garner and demands, "Do something, Garner! This is all preposterous!"
The sheriff replies, "No, it's not all preposterous. Someone tried
to kill Miss Winters." Roger replies, "Well, that someone was not
Tape Date: November 18, 1966
Air Date: November 22, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: Lela Swift
Frank Garner comes to the police station. He asks his father,
"Where's Vicky?" Richard Garner tells his son, "She's back at
Collinwood." Frank asks, "What about Roger?" His father tells him,
"They're checking out his alibi right now. I'm certain it'll check
out. He said he was in Clearwater getting gas at 8:00 last night.
It wasn't Roger who tried to kill Vicky." Frank replies, "If it
wasn't Roger, then who was it? I'm worried, Dad. If it wasn't Roger,
then that means whoever it was is still out there." Richard tells
him, "There's one other suspect. A local artist named Sam Evans."
The sheriff comes in. A few seconds later, Sam Evans comes in.
He asks, "What's going on? Why did you have me brought here?" The
sheriff replies, "Someone tried to run Vicky Winters over last
night. I understand you met her at the Blue Whale. What did you
do after that?" Sam replies, "I drove to the beach and walked around
there for awhile. It was a beautiful night." The sheriff asks, "Did
anyone see you?" Sam replies, "No. I wanted to be alone, so I picked
a part of the beach that was deserted." Frank excuses himself and
leaves. The sheriff lets Sam go. As soon as Sam goes through the
door, the sheriff picks up the phone and says, "Chris? Sam Evans is
just leaving. Keep an eye on him!"
At Collinwood, the clock in the foyer strikes 6:15 in the evening.
Vicky is walking around. She looks very nervous. She goes into the
drawing room, turns on some lights, picks up a magazine and starts
to read it. There's a knock at the door. This seems to alarm her.
She goes to the door and asks nervously, "Who is it?" A voice replies,
"Frank Garner." Vicky opens the door and exclaims, "You don't know
how happy I am to see you!" Frank tells her, "Dad told me what's
been happening to you." Vicky replies, "I was worried about what
Roger might do, but I didn't think he'd try to kill me!" Frank tells
her, "Maybe it wasn't Roger. He seems to have an air tight alibi."
Vicky asks, "The who could it have been?" Frank asks, "Is there
anyone else in this house who could've wanted you dead?" Vicky
answers, "No." Frank asks, "How about a man named Sam Evans? He has
no alibi for that time." Vicky, shocked, replies, "Sam? No. It
couldn't have been him! Sam would never harm me!" Frank asks,
"That meeting you had with him at the Blue Whale. What was it about?
Vicky replies, "Something about Bill Malloy's death." Frank asks,
"What would he be concerned about Bill Malloy's death?" Vicky replies,
"Burke Devlin claims that Sam Evans knows that he wasn't responsible
for the manslaughter charge 10 years ago, but withheld evidence, and
that Bill Malloy found out about this. But he's never been able to
prove it." Frank replies, "Well, that would give Sam a motive to kill
Bill Malloy, and to kill you, if he thought you found out something
about Bill Malloy's death." Vicky interrupts, "But wait. It couldn't
have been Sam who tried to break into my room. He wouldn't have been
able to break into the house." Frank replies, "Oh. I'd forgotten
about that." He pauses for a minute that says, "Wait. What if Burke
Devlin is right? If Roger and Sam were in cahoots 10 years ago, then
they might be in cahoots today. It could've been Roger who tried to
break into your room and Sam Evans who tried to run you down."
Vicky insists, "But Sam Evans would never hurt me!". Frank replies,
"But we do know he might have a motive." Frank tells Vicky, "I've
got to go to the sheriff's office to see what's going on. Are you
going to be free for dinner tonight?" Vicky replies that she is.
Frank tells her, "Good. Then I'll be back to pick you up in about
an hour" and leaves.
Elizabeth comes down and asks Vicky, "Have you seen David?" Vicky
replies that she hasn't. Elizabeth tells her, "It's dark. I'm worried
about him. Where could he be?" Vicky replies, "He's probably at the
old house talking to one of his ghost friends." Elizabeth asks,
"Could you do me a favor? Could you go and see if he's there?"
Vicky replies, "Sure". Elizabeth tells her, "Wait a minute. There's
another place he could be. Let me call Matthew and see if he's at
his cottage." She telephones Matthew and asks him if David is there.
Matthew replies, "No. He's probably over at the old house. I'll go
and see." Elizabeth tells him, "That won't be necessary. Miss Winters
is going to see if he's at the old house. Could you go see if he's
playing by the cliffs instead?" Matthew replies, "Yes Ma'am."
At the sheriff's office, Richard Garner asks the Sheriff, "How
much longer will it take you to check Roger's alibi?" The sheriff
replies, "Not long. We should know soon." Frank Garner comes in and
asks, "Where's Sam Evans?" The sheriff replies, "We released him."
Frank tells him, "You've got to get him back. I've just learned he
may have withheld evidence in Burke's manslaughter conviction
10 years ago." His father, Roger's attorney, tries to get him to
shut up, saying, "That's a dead issue", but Frank will not listen.
He tells the sheriff how this would give Sam a motive for trying
to kill Vicky and insists,"Sam Evans must be arrested for Vicky's
Sam Evans is brought back to the sheriff's office. Sam complains,
"This is the second time you've dragged me down here today. Now
that's too much!" The sheriff calmly tells him, "I have a few more
questions to ask you. You don't own a car, do you?" Sam replies,
"No." The sheriff asks, "And you don't borrow Maggie's very often,
do you?" Sam again replies, "No." The sheriff asks, "Then why did
you last night? It's quite a coincidence that you would do so on the
night someone tried to run Miss Winters over; quite a coincidence
that it would also be you who she went to the Blue Whale to meet;
quite a coincidence that no one saw you at the time someone was
trying to run her over. I don't like so many coincidences."
Sam gets angry and shouts, "I told you all about last night! Besides,
I would have no reason to want to kill Vicky!" The sheriff remarks,
"Maybe Vicky found out something you didn't want her to know about
that manslaughter charge 10 years ago." Sam vehemently denies having
had anything to do with that.
A shadowy figure carrying an old fashioned railroad lantern goes
up the front stairs of the old house and goes inside. A few minutes
later, Vicky arrives near old house. The shadowy figure is now up
on the roof, lurking behind one of the large, decorative planter urns
up there. Vicky walks up to the front of the old house and nears the
front stairs. The shadowy figure pushes the urn off the roof. Vickky
hears a noise above her and looks up. She is startled to see one of
the urns tumbling down toward her. It smashes into the ground in
front of her feet, just missing her by inches. The shadowy figure
runs off before Vicky can look up and see who it is.
Tape Date: November 21, 1966
Air Date: November 23, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Vicky runs to Matthew Morgan's cottage, goes inside and screams,
"Matthew! Matthew!", but finds that Matthew isn't there. A few
seconds later, Matthew comes walking through the front door, carrying
an old fashioned railroad lantern in his right hand. He asks Vicky,
"What are you doing here?" Vicky hysterically replies, "I've got to
use the phone! It's urgent! I've got to call the sheriff!" Matthew
asks, "Why?", but Vicky just tells him, "No time to tell you now.
I'll tell you later. I've got to call the sheriff!" She goes and
picks up the phone and starts to dial. Matthew comes over and puts
his finger over the phone button, cutting her off. Vicky looks at
him in puzzlement. Matthew takes the reciever from her, hangs it up,
and demands to know why she has to call the sheriff. Vicky explains,
"I've got to get him up here. Someone just tried to kill me! One of
those old urns fell from the roof of the old house and almost hit
me. Someone must have pushed it!" Matthew remarks, "It was probably
just an accident. Those urns are very old. Probably just fell all by
itself", but Vicky insists, "Those heavy urns don't just fall over
by themselves. Someone must have pushed it! Have you seen Roger in
the last hour?" Matthew asks, "Why?" Vicky lies, "He was at the
sheriff's office earlier. I just wondered if they let him go yet."
Matthew remarks, "You think he did it, don't you?" Vicky exclaims,
"I've got to call the sheriff!" and tries to pick up the phone,
but Matthew stops her and says, "No. I won't let you! I don't you
getting them to come here again and bother Miss Stoddard." Vicky
cries, "But someone just tried to kill me! Isn't my life more
important than Mrs. Stoddards privacy?" She tries to leave, but
Matthew bars her way, saying, "You're not going anywhre, Miss
David returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth demands, "Where have you
been?" David replies, "Out playing by the cliffs." Elizabeth
reprimands him for being out so late. She asks, "Have you seen Miss
Winters? She's out looking for you. She said she thought you'd be at
the old house." David contemptuosly remarks, "Shows what she knows.
No, I haven't seen her." Elizbeth tells him, "I'm worried. I sent her
to the old house to look for you. She should be back by now."
Vicky asks Matthew, "What are you doing?" Matthew replies, "I just
want to ask you a few questions. What did you find out about Mr.
Malloy's death?" Vicky lies, "Nothing", but Matthew tells her, "David
says you did. He told me he heard you telling that Maggie Evans you
did." Vicky tells him about the fountain pen and how it implicated
David tells Elizabeth, "Maybe one of the ghosts got her!"
Elizabeth, upset by this kind of talk, sends him to the kitchen
to eat dinner. David leaves. There's a knock at the door. It's
Frank Garner. He asks to see Vicky. Elizbeth tells him, "She's not
here." Frank, puzzled, remarks, "Not here? But we had a dinner
date. Do you know where she went?" Elizabeth replies, "To the old
house to look for David." Frank ramarks, "Maybe she's still there
with him", but Elizabeth tells him, "No, David's back home. And it
takes less than 5 minutes to walk to the old house and back. It's
been over 20 minutes now. I'm worried." Frank tells her, "I'll
go to the old house to look for her." Elizabeth replies, "Wait. Let
me get my coat. I'll go with you."
Frank Garner and Elizabeth return from the old house without
having found Vicky. Frank remarks, "That broken urn bothers me. I
think we'd better call the sheriff." Elizabeth tells him, "Wait.
Let me check one more place. The caretaker's cottage." Frank asks,
"Why would she be there?" Elizabeth replies, "I sent him to look
around for David too. Maybe she went there to see if Matthew found
David." She telephones Matthew's cottage.
The phone rings at Matthew's cottage. Matthew answers the phone.
Elizabeth tells him, "David's come back home. Have you seen Miss
Winters?" Matthew replies, "No, Mrs. Stoddard. I haven't seen her."
Vicky gives a start on hearing him say this. Elizabeth tells Matthew
to go look for Vicky. He tells her he will. After Matthew hangs up,
Vicky asks, "What did Miss Stoddard want?" Matthew lies, "She wanted
to see if I've found David." Vicky asks, "But she said 'her'. Was
she asking about me?" Matthew lies, "No. She was asking about Miss
Carolyn." Vicky protests, "But why would she do that? She knows
where Carolyn is. She sent her into town to be with friends!" Matthew
remarks, "You don't believe me, do you, Miss Winters." Vicky lies
that she does. Matthew asks, "Then why do you look so scared?"
Vicky replies, "Because someone just tried to kill me again. And
last night, someone tried to run me over. Please, I just want to go
home." Matthew remarks, "I still don't think anyone tried to kill
you. That urn must've fell all by itself, and last night must have
been an accident too." Vicky protests, "But the car came right at me!
It must've been deliberate! He must've seen me!" Matthew tells her,
"Not necessarily. On those dark old country roads, sometimes you
can't see more than a few few in front of you at 8:00 at night."
Vicky asks, "How did you know what time it was?" Matthew replies,
"You mentioned it." Vicky tells him, "No I didn't. I just said it was
last night." Matthew lies, "I heard Mrs. Stoddard talking about some
sort of accident that happened at 8:00 last night." He looks at Vicky
for awhile then asks, "You don't believe me, do you?" Vicky lies,
"Yes I do. Let me go now." Matthew replies, "I can't. Not now."
Vicky goes to the door to leave, but Matthew runs to the door and
bars her way. He shouts, "You're going to go back and tell them
I killed Bill Malloy, aren't you?" He sounds desperate and not
quite sane now. She promises, "No I'm not." but he grabs her nad
holds her arm in a hammerlock.
Frank Garner and Elizabeth are waiting nervously at Collinweood.
The sheriff arrives. Elizabeth tells him that Vicky's missing.
The sheriff asks, "How do you know she didn't just go into town?"
Elizabeth explains, "She wouldn't have done that. She had a
dinner date with Mr. Garner." The sheriff tells them, "I have a
deputy outside. We'll search the grounds."
Vicky tells Matthew, "I don't think you had anything to do with
Mr. Malloy's death!" Matthew asks, "Then why do you look so scared?
Why are you shaking like a leaf?" Vicky replies, "Because you grabbed
me and scared me! I don't believe you had anything to do with Bill
Malloy's death. You would have no motive." Matthew seems to calm
down slightly and remarks, "That's right. I wouldn't". Vicky pleads,
Please let me go now!" When Matthew shows no sign that he is going
to let her go, Vicky tells him, "Please. I feel sick. I need a drink
of water." Matthew remarks, "Sure. And as soon as I go to get you
one, you're going to run out that door, aren't you?" Vicky promises
that she won't. Matthew tells her, "I'll get you a glass of whiskey.
That'll help you." As soon as he turns to the sideboard to get her
a glass of whiskey, Vicky starts to run to the door, but Matthew
manages to catch her before she gets there. Now sounding really
crazy, he shouts, "You lied to me! You think I killed Bill Malloy.
I had to! I had to!" Vicky asks, "What are you going to do now?"
Matthew replies, "I don't know." Vicky tells him, "They're going to
wonder where I am at Collinwood! You've have to let me go!" Matthew
replies, "No I don't. I have to kill you!"
*Note: This episode starts with a reprise of the last paragraph of
the last episode before the 'waves and cliffs' opening title.
It is the first one to do so.
Air Date: November 24, 1966 Thursday
No show. Pre-empted for Thansksgiving football game.
Air Date: November 25, 1966 Friday
No show. Pre-empted for football game.
Tape Date: November 22, 1966
Air Date: November 28, 1966 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Matthew tells Vicky, "I can't let you go now." Vicky promises,
"If you let me go, I won't tell anyone what I know!", but Matthew
replies, "There's only one way I'll believe you won't tell, and
that's if you're dead!" He remarks, "I don't want to kill you.
I've never killed anyone before." Vicky asks, "What about Bill
Malloy?" Matthew explains, "That was an accident. I didn't mean to
kill him. I ran into him at Lookout Point and got into an argument
with him about him causing trouble for the Collins family. I wanted
him to stop. I got angry and grabbed his arm. He lost his balance,
slipped, and fell from the cliff. When I got down there, he was
already dead. I heard Roger coming and hid behind some rocks.
I saw Roger find Bill Malloy's body." Vicky remarks, "So Roger was
telling the truth...." Matthew continues, "Now, I have to kill you,
Miss Winters." Vicky shouts, "No you don't! Don't you see, it was
just an accident that Bill Malloy died. If you kill me now, it'll
be cold blooded murder! The penalty for that is severer!" Matthew
replies, "Not if I'm not caught. But if I don't kill you, it'll mean
years in prison!"
Elizabeth and Frank Garner are waiting nervously in the drawing
room. Frank Garner remarks, "What's taking them so long?" Elizabeth
replies, "You don't know the size of the estate. It could take quite
a while to search the whole thing." There's a knock at the door.
Elizabeth answers. It's the sheriff. He tells them he's found no
trace of Vicky yet and is going to telephone the office to get more
men. Frank Garner asks, "Have you searched the entire property?"
The sheriff replies, "Not the woods. I'm going to need more men
for that. That's what I came here to do." He calls the office and
tells "Chris" to send more men down. The sheriff asks, "How many
buildings are there on the property?" Elizabeth answers, "Three
houses. This one, the old house, and Matthew's cottage. There are
also numerous barns, stable, sheds, etc. I know she's not in any
of the houses. She's not here, Mr. Garner and I have already
checked the old house, and I telephoned Matthew earlier and Vicky
wasn't there. "
Vicky tries to convice Matthew that if he kills her, he'll be
caught, that when her body's found, it'll be obvious who killed
her, that there are only four people on the estate right now, David,
Elizabeth, Mrs. Johnson, and him, and that he would be the most
likely suspect. Matthew thinks for awhile then announces, "I'm
going to have to kill you. I know a spot, a cove about two miles
from here where your body'll never be found." Vicky starts to cry.
Elizabeth and Frank Garner are now alone, the sheriff having
left. Elizabeth tells Frank, "I'm worried that she might have had
an accident. There are a lot of places on the estate where she could
have had one, places the police might never find. The caves over by
the beach, for example." Frank asks, "Couldn't you provide them
with a list of those places?" Elizabeth replies, "No. Even though
I've lived here most of my life, I don't really know the whole
estate. Neither does my brother. There's only one man who does, the
caretaker, Matthew Morgan. By the way, I asked him to look for Vicky
earlier. I think I'll check up on him." She telephones Matthew's
At Matthew's cottage, the phone rings, but Matthew doesn't answer
it. Vicky asks, "Why don't you answer it?" Matthew replies, "Because
I know who it is. It's Mrs. Stoddard. She thinks I'm out looking for
you. That's what I want her to think. After awhile, I'll go to the
house and report that I searched everywhere and didn't find you."
Vicky runs to the phone, but Matthew gets there before her and puts
his hand on the receiver, preventing her from picking it up. Finally,
the phone stops ringing.
At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Frank continue to sit in the drawing
room, waiting nervously. Elizabeth asks, "What time is it?" Frank
replies, "A few minutes after eight." Elizabeth remarks, "That's
all? It feels like a lot longer than that." Frank tells Elizabeth,
"I'm worried. Maybe Vicky wasn't in an accident. Maybe the same
person who's been trying to kill her is responsible for her
disappearance." Elizabeth asks, "But why would anyone want to kill
Vicky?" Frank replies, "I don't know. Maybe she found out something
about Bill Malloy's death." He asks about Bill Malloy. Elizabeth
tells her that on the day he died, he came to the house and told her
he'd have to do something that would harm the family, that he didn't
want to do it but had to. Frank suggests, "Or maybe it was someone
who wanted to protect the family."
At the cottage, Matthew is just standing there. Vicky asks, "What
are you doing?" Matthew replies, "Thinking." Vicky asks, "Thinking
about what?" Matthew replies, "About the best way to kill you!"
He tell her, "I wasn't quite telling the whole truth earlier when
I told you I never killed before. I did. Once. A dog. An old dog.
I killed it to put it out of its misery. I didn't want it to suffer,
so I killed it the quickest way I could. It never knew what happened,
it happened so fast. I broke its neck. I'm not going to make you
suffer either." He lunges at her and grabs her by the throat and
prepares to break her neck. Suddenly, Elizabeth comes in through
the front door and shouts, "MATTHEW!" Matthew lets Vicky go.
Vicky screams, "He tried to kill me!"
Tape Date: November 23, 1966
Air Date: November 29, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Elizabeth asks, "What's going on?" Vicky shouts, "He killed Bill
Malloy, and he just tried to kill me!" Elizabeth turns to Matthew
and asks, "Is that true?" Matthew replies, "It is." Elizabeth gasps,
"I can't believe it!" Matthew explains to her what happened to Bill
Malloy. He finishes up by saying, "I was only trying to help you,
Ma'am." Elizabeth replies, "I understand, Matthew." She tells him,
"I won't let anything happen to you." Matthew just stands there with
a dubious look on his face. Elizabeth tells him, "You can trust me.
Have I ever lied to you before?" Matthew replies, "No. You've always
been good to me." Elizabeth tells Vicky, "Vicky, go back to the
house." Vicky heads toward the door but Matthew rushes to block it,
screaming, "NOOOO!" He explains, "I trust you, Mrs. Stoddard, but I
don't trust her." Elizabeth asks, "Vicky, you promise not to say
anything, don't you?" Vicky replies, "Yes.", but Matthew, still not
believing this, refuses to allow Vicky to leave. Elizabeth tells him,
"All right, Matthew, we'll keep a watch on her. We won't give her a
chance to telephone the sheriff. Let's all go back together." Matthew
asks, "Why?" Elizabeth, "I just want to talk to you." Matthew asks,
"Why not here?" Elizabeth replies, "I'd just prefer to talk at
Collinwood." Matthew asks, "Why the hurry to get back to the house?"
He guesses correctly, "The sheriff's there, isn't he? You must've
called him earlier to look for Miss Winters." He suddenly yells,
"YOU LIED TO ME! YOU SHOULDN"T HAVE DONE THAT!" He lunges at her,
his hands aimed at her throat, but he stops, his hands inches from
her throat. Shocked at what he's just tried to do, he screams and
runs out the front door.
At Collinwood, Frank Garner is talking to the Sheriff. The sheriff
asks, "Couldn't Miss Winters be with Carolyn?" Frank replies, "No,
Mrs. Stoddard sent Carolyn into town to stay with friends earlier
today." They hear the front door open. Vicky comes running in,
shouting "It was Matthew!" Elizabeth comes walking in after her.
She explains, "Matthew admits that he killed Bill Malloy. It was
an accident." The sheriff asks, "Where is Matthew?" Elizabeth tells
him, "He drove off in his car, an old station wagon." The sheriff
leaves to inform his deputies. Frank asks Elizabeth, "How did you
know where to find Vicky?" Elizabeth replies, "Something you said
about there being someone who might want to protect the family
got me thinking." The sheriff comes back and asks Vicky what happened.
Vicky tells him about the urn almost hitting her, going to Matthew's
cottage to use the phone, etc. After she finishes, Elizabeth tells
him what happened after she got to the cottage. The sheriff asks
Elizabeth, "Do you know where Matthew might have gone? Any relatives
or anything?" Elizabeth replies, "No, I don't really know anything
about Matthew's private life."
It is a little later. Vickly and Frank Garner are alone in the
drawing room. Frank tells Vicky, "I'm going to take you out to have
the biggest steak Collinsport has to offer!" Roger returns and comes
walking into the room. Vicky asks, "Have you heard what's happened?"
Roger replies, "Yes. It was quite a shock." Vicky tells him, "I'm
very sorry that I suspected you..", but Roger replies, in a very
sarcastic voice, "Sorry? About what? Thinking I was a maniacal
murderer? Putting me through the worst experience of my life? Think
nothing of it!" and leaves. Vicky tells Frank, "I feel terrible!"
Frank tells her, "Come on, you'll feel much better after you've
At the cottage, Elizabeth and the sheriff are going through
Matthew's personal possessions. They find a letter addressed to
a brother in Coldwater. The sheriff calls his office and orders
that a watch be put on the road 105 to Coldwater. He is told that
Matthew's car was already spotted on 105, that he was going at 80
miles an hour. Roger comes in. The sheriff leaves. Roger demands
that Elizabeth fire Vicky for having put him through so much public
humiliation. Elizabeth refuses, saying what Vicky did was reasonable,
that it's his own fault he looked so suspicious, that if he had come
foreward earlier instead of trying to cover everyting up, he wouldn't
have. Roger remarks, "I'm not going to argue with you. I know it
wouldn't do any good. I'm just glad this whole thing is over."
Elizabeth replies, "It isn't over. There's still Burke Devlin.
He won't stop until he's destroyed us. Or we destroy him first."
Frank and Vicky return to Collinwood from dinner. Vicky tells
Frank, "I feel much better now." Frank asks, "How about coming to
stay in Bangor for the weekend? I'll show you the town. Maybe we'll
find out more about B. Hanscombe." Vicky replies, "If I can arrange
it." Elizabeth returns. Frank asks, "Mrs. Stoddard. Would it be
possible for Vicky to have the weekend off?" Elizabeth replies,
"Certainly. By the way, we needn't worry about Matthew anymore. He
was spotted driving to Coldwater, 50 miles away." Vicky is very
relieved to hear this. Frank tells Vicky, "I feel much better now
about leaving you here now that I know you're safe. Goodnight. I'll
see you tomorrow" and leaves. Vicky apoligizes for suspecting
Roger and putting him through such an ordeal. Elizabeth tells her,
"You don't need to apoligize. You only did what you thought was
right." Vicky replies, "Your brother doesn't think so." Elizabeth
tells her, "He's being unreasonable. Don't worry about it." Vicky
remarks, "I feel much safer now I know Matthew isn't around."
Elizabeth assures her, "You don't have to worry about Matthew
anymore. He's miles away from here by now."
But Elizabeth is wrong. A few hundred yards away, Matthew Morgan,
carrying an old fashioned railroad lantern, mounts the steps to
the old house, goes up to the front door, opens it and goes in...
Tape Date: November 25, 1966
Air Date: November 30, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Francis Swann
Director: John Sedwick
Matthew goes into the old house and walks up to a bookcase built
into the wall to the right of the fireplace. He pushes a secret
button and pulls open the bookcase, revealing a secret room behind
it. He goes in and closes the bookcase.
Mrs. Johnson goes to the Collinsport Inn and goes to Burke
Devlin's room. There, she tells him about what happened, about Matthew
being behind the attempts at Vicky's life, about Matthew having
killed Bill Malloy. Shocked, Burke exclaims, "I can't believe it! Why
would he do it?" Mrs. Johnson replies, somewhat sarcastically, "He
thought he was protecting the sacred name of Collins." Burke, still
shocked, remarks, "I don't believe it! I was so sure it was Roger
Collins!" He asks her, "You know, the original intention of putting
you at Collinwood was to get evidence that Roger killed Malloy, but
now this has happened, I'd like you to stay at Collinwood..." Mrs.
Johnson interuppts, "I have no intention of leaving. I still think
Roger is really responsible for all by lying about that accident
10 year ago. I intend to find evidence of it!"
A few minutes after Mrs. Johnson leaves, there's a knock at the
door. It's David. Burke remarks, "I suppose you came here to tell
me the good news that it wasn't your father who killed Bill Malloy."
David replies, "That's not good news. I hate him. I wish it had
turned out to be him and they took him away for it!" Burke tells him,
"Davey! But he's your father! How could you hate your own father?"
David replies, "Because of the way he treated my mother! I still
think he did it. I saw it in my crystal ball. I saw him standing
over the body." Burke tells him, "Well, maybe he had found Bill
Malloy already dead, just as he said." David remarks, "I can't
believe YOU'RE defending him!" Burke replies, "I have a strong
aversion against framing an innocent man."
At Collinwood, Mrs. Johnson is dusting in the drawing room. As
she is doing so, she is surreptitiously opening the drawers in the
various cabinets and snooping through them. She hears the front
door close and quickly closes the drawer she is snooping through.
She looks in the foyer and sees that it is David. David has hung
his coat on the bannister knob and is going up the stairs. Mrs.
Johnson shouts, "David! Is that the way you hang your coat up!"
David takes the coat and hangs it up on the coat rack by the door.
He remarks, "I saw you in town today." Mrs. Johnson lies, "I was
running some errands." David asks, "At the Collinsport Inn? I saw
you coming from there." Mrs. Johnson lies, "You must be mistaken.
I was nowhere near the Collinsport Inn. What would I be doing
there?" David replies, "To see Burke Devlin." Mrs. Johnson lies,
"Now what would I be doing seeing him? He and I have nothing in
common." David replies, "Yes you do. We three all do. We all
hate my father." Mrs. Johnson exclaims, "That's nonsense!", but
David replies, "I know you hate him. I can see it in the way you
look at him." David puts his coat back on and tells Mrs. Johnson,
"There's something I've got to do." Mrs. Johnson protests that it's
almost dinner, but David tells her, "This is important. I've got
to go the the old house and asks my friends what really happened."
Mrs. Johnson, puzzled, remarks, "But there isn't anyone living at
the old house." David replies, "My friends aren't alive. They're
David goes to the old house. He goes to the portrait of Josette
Collins and asks, "Who really did all those terrible things?"
Suddenly, David is startled by a hand grabbing him from behind. He
turns and is surprised to find that it's Matthew. Matthew asks, "What
are you doing here?" David replies, "I want to help you." Matthew
asks, "Why?" David replies, "Because I know my father really did
all those things, not you. I want you to stay here until I find
evidence to prove it." Matthew begs, "Do me a favor, David. Give me
some time. Don't tell anyone you've seen me here until I've had
time to get away." David tells him, "No, don't leave. I won't tell
anyone you're here. It would be dangerous for you to try to run away.
There are police everywhere." Matthew asks, "But I can't stay here.
I would need food." David tells him, "I'll get you food from
the house. I'll sneak it out." Matthew tells him, "I don't know..."
David tells him, "Nobody'll ever find you here, Matthew, nobody."
Matthew agrees to stay, saying, "OK, I'll trust you."