Tape Date: March 20, 1967 (ABC #66-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 3, 1967 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Roger comes down and complains, “Ridiculous, this time of
night!” Elizabath asks, “What’s this all about?” Burke replies,
“You’ll find out in a few minutes.” Roger tells Burke, “All
right, I’ll talk about it, but Liz stays out of it”, but
Burke insists, “Liz stays in!” He goes to the door of the
drawing room, gestures them inside and asks, “Shall we step
inside?” Everyone goes inside the drawing room. Burke goes
in too and closes the doors.
Sam recounts the story of what he saw that night. Roger
exclaims, “He’s lying! How could he see who was driving? It
was dark. It was Burke behind the wheel!” Burke shouts,
“That’s a lie!” Roger continues, “They’re conniving against
us, conniving against the Collins family!” Burke asks, “Then
why did you give Sam that $15,000 10 years ago?” Elizabeth
remarks, “$15,000. That was for those paintings, wasn’t it,
Roger?” Sam remarks, “Yes, ostensibly. He wanted those paintings
so much he threw them away!” Roger lies, “It wasn’t a bribe. It
was extortion. Sam threatened to go to the authorities and lie
that he saw me at the wheel if I didn’t give him the money.”
Burke points out the dubiousness of this, “If that were true,
I’m sure you would’ve gone to the authorities yourself and had
Sam put in jail for extortion in 2 minutes flat”. Elizabeth
tells Burke she believes him, saying, “I suppose I always
really knew the truth. You must’ve waited a long time for
this. What are you going to do?” Burke replies, “What do
YOU want to do? You’re the keeper of the Collins conscience.”
Elizabeth tells him, “Call the police if you want to”. Burke
replies, “No. I’m leaving it up to you.” Roger asks Elizabeth,
“What are you going to do?” Elizabeth replies, “Call the police”.
Roger exclaims, “LIZ!”
Outside the foyer, Jason McGuire is eavesdropping through the
doors. He is startled to hear a voice call, “Mr. McGuire!” He
turns around and sees Vicky standing there. Vicky asks, “What
are you doing?” McGuire lies, “Uh, there’s a book in there I
want to get. I was just waiting for the conversation to end”
Vicky tells McGuire, “I’m looking for David. Have you seen
him? Sometimes he likes to wander the house late at night when
he thinks everyone’s asleep”. McGuire tells Vicky he hasn’t
Inside the drawing room, Roger whines, “Liz, I beg you!”,
but Elizabeth replies, “I’m sorry Roger”, and goes to the phone.
She picks up the receiver and starts to dial. Suddenly, Burke
takes the receiver out of her hand and hangs it up. He asks,
“You were really going to call the police, weren’t you? Well,
you needn’t do that. I just wanted to see if you really had the
guts to.” He explains, “I’ve had my moment. I just wanted to
see what it was like to have the Collins family under my
thumb”. Elizabeth insists on calling, saying, “I don’t want to
be under your power, to have you coming up here any time you
feel like it to have some fun.” Burke assures her, “You don’t
have to worry about that. I’ll never bring this up again, under
one condition.” He turns to Roger and says, “That you confess,
right here, right now, in front of Liz, in front of me. I want
to hear you say the words!” Roger pauses, then finally says,
in a very halting voice, “I was driving the car. I hit the man.
I killed him.” Burke prompts, “And the money?” Roger continues,
“And I gave the money to Sam to keep him quiet”. Burke tells
him, “Now one more thing: say ‘I sent an innocent man to
prison for five years'”. Roger repeats, “I sent an innocent man
to prison for five years”. Burke remarks, “At last. Now it’s
over. I thought I wanted to see you rot in prison, but a man
like you rots wherever he is” and leaves. Sam leaves too. Roger,
full of shame, begs Elizabeth, “Don’t look at me like that.
Jason McGuire, talking to someone on the telephone, says,
“I heard part of a conversation. I think Liz is going to
call the police. We’ve got to get ready to move out – fast!!”
Jason McGuire goes down into the basement and starts tampering
with the lock on the locked door again. David comes down into
the basement, finds him there and asks him what he’s doing.
McGuire lies, “Miss Winters said she was looking for you and I
was helping her”. David remarks, “I wouldn’t have been in there.
No one ever goes in there, not even me, and I’ve been all over
the house”. McGuire asks, “What’s in there, anyway?” David
replies, “Nobody knows, and I hope no one ever finds out”.
McGuire asks, “Why?” David explains, “Because I think it’s
fun to have a mystery”. McGuire remarks, “Sometimes the facts
are more terrible than the mystery”. David asks, “What do you
mean? Are you talking about what’s in that closet?” McGuire
replies, “No, just in general” and takes David upstairs.
Elizabeth keeps staring balefully at Roger. Roger says,
“I’m waiting. Go ahead. Say it. You want me to leave Collinwood,
don’t you?” Elizabeth replies, “I don’t want to talk about it
tonight”. Roger begs, “Please, Liz. I have nowhere else to go.
Please, let me stay, if not for my sake, for David’s”. Elizabeth
explodes, “Everyone makes mistakes, but you had to compound hit
and run with cowardice and bribery! You sent an innocent man to
jail for five years! I can’t talk about it anymore! Please leave
me alone!” Roger leaves.
Elizabeth looks out into the foyer and sees David going up
the stairs. She calls out, “David! Where are you doing?”
David replies, “Going to bed”. Elizabeth goes to him and tells
him, “You were supposed to be in bed hours ago!” David replies,
“Oh, I was just looking around”. He asks, “Aunt Elizabeth, are
the facts sometimes more terrible than the mystery?” Elizabeth
asks, “What do you mean?” David replies, “I saw Mr. McGuire in
the basement. He told me that. At first I thought he was talking
about what was in the closet, but he told me he was just talking
in general”. Elizabeth exclaims, “What?! He was in the basement?!”
In the study, Vicky tells Carolyn, “David’s finally in bed.
Guess who found him. Mr. McGuire”. She tells Carolyn that David
had told her he went down into the basement and found McGuire
there, that he claimed to be looking for him. She tells Carolyn
she’s dubious about this. She tells her she doesn’t trust him,
telling her about catching him in the foyer apparently
eavesdroping. Carolyn replies, “I don’t trust him either”.
Elizabeth goes down into the basement and finds McGuire down
there trying to open the lock and asks, “What are you doing? I
don’t want anyone in there, even you! I going to have to ask
you to leave Collinwood!” McGuire replies, “Maybe I just wanted
to pay my respects. Paul was a good friend of mine. Pity you had
to kill him. And weren’t you lucky to have a good friend like
me around to bury him….” Elizabeth cries, “Stop it!” McGuire
replies, “Sorry, Liz, but you made me say it. Please don’t make
me say it again”.
Tape Date: March 21, 1967 (ABC #67-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 4, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
(First mentions of Barnabas! In the prologue, after first
talking a bit about a stranger at Collinwood (McGuire), Vicky
says, “But there is another stranger in Collinsport, one who
will soon unleash a force that will affect all of us”.)
Maggie goes to the Blue Whale and sits down at a table.
Willie Loomis, who’s sitting at the bar, asks the bartender,
“See that girl over there? I want to buy her a drink!” The
bartender pours a beer, brings it over to Maggie and points out
Willie to her. Maggie refuses the drink. When the bartender tells
Willie, he comes over to Maggie’s table and asks, “What’s the
matter? I just wanted to buy you a drink!” Maggie replies, “I’m
waiting for someone”. Willie sits down at Maggie’s table. Maggie
tells him, “I’d rather you not sit there”. Willie explodes,
“Look! No one tells me where to sit or not to sit!” He starts to
harass her. Finally, Joe shows up. Maggie, relieved, exclaims,
“Oh, Joe!” Joe apoligizes to Maggie for being late. Willie
complains to Joe, “Hey! You’re interrupting us!” Maggie tells
Joe, “Come on, Joe, let’s move to another table”. Willie retorts,
“That won’t do any good. I’ll just follow you.” Joe replies,
“No you won’t”. Willie asks, “You going to stop me?” Joe
answers, “Yes I will”. Willie makes fun of Joe’s clothes,
and tells him he’s not going to let him some lowly fisherman
from a “third-rate town” push him around. They are about to
come to blows when suddenly a voice calls out, “Willie!”
It’s Jason McGuire. He comes to the table, sends Willie over
to the bar, then apoligizes to Maggie and Joe, saying, “I’ll
see he doesn’t bother you again”.
Jason goes to the bar and reprimands Willie for his actions,
calling him a “fool”. Willie asks him, “What’s the name of that
place you’re staying at?” Jason replies, “Collinwood”. Willie
tells him, “Collinwood. Well, I’ve made up my mind I’m going
to stay there”. Jason replies, “You’re not only a fool, you’re
out of your mind!” Willie complains, “You said we’d be together.
I don’t call you at Collinwood and me in that lousy little room
together”. He complains that Jason promised they’d be partners,
complains about the inequity of their partnership, about how
Jason seems to be getting so much more than him. Jason tugs at
his suit jacket and replies, “This is all I have right now. What
do you want me to do? Split it with you? Wear the jacket and
give you the pants? Just wait. We’ll both be getting much more
than this soon”. Willie takes a crumple of bills out of his
pocket and complains, “Well, this is all I have now”. Jason
gives him some money, saying, “Here. This’ll hold you for
awhile”. Willie snorts, “That won’t hold me for ten minutes!”
Jason angrily replies, “Well, you’re going to have to make it
last”. Willie continues to whine, “You’re living there in that
house. I don’t see why I can’t”. Jason angrily tells him, “If
you do, you’ll spoil everything! Just wait a little longer.
I’ve been waiting 18 years for this. All you have to do is
wait a few more days. If you don’t like it, you can leave on
the very next bus out of here. This is MY caper and I’m going
to do it my way.” Willie agrees to follow orders. Jason is
somewhat dubious. Willie asks, “What’s the matter, don’t you
trust me?” Jason replies, “Willie, if you were someone who
could be trusted, you wouldn’t be my partner!” They laugh.
Jason goes back to Collinwood. He goes into the study, looks
around, finds a box of expensive cigars, takes one, sits down
in armchair, and smokes the cigar, savoring each expensive puff.
Carolyn comes in. Jason tells her, “Oh, I was just enjoying this
exquisite cigar. It’s only a little thing, but I find that it’s
the little things like this that make life worth living”. Carolyn
remarks, “They’re Uncle Roger’s favorites”. Sitting down on the
armchair next to Jason, she asks, “I’d like to ask you something.
I’ve never met my father. I’ve only seen old photos of him. I’ve
asked about him, but I’ve never got any answers. Now, you knew
him, you’ve spent time with him”. Jason remarks, “And you want to
ask me about him. I don’t know where he is now; the last time I
saw him was 18 years ago. But I can tell you about him. I can
start with his laugh. He had a deep, hearty laugh. When he found
something really funny, he’d laugh until he had tears running
down his cheeks. Everyone loved him. Both men, and women. I was
really surprised when he married your mother, though. He wasn’t
really a man for marriage. I think the horizon was more attractive
to him than any woman could possibly be.” Carolyn asks, “Is that
why he left my mother?” Jason replies, “Could be”. Carolyn,
having heard enough, excuses herself. Jason tells her, “If you
ever want to hear any more stories about your father, just ask”.
Carolyn goes out into the foyer and starts up the stairs.
When she is about halfway up, there’s a knock at the door.
Carolyn comes back down and opens the door. It’s Willie Loomis.
He tells her, “Hello. I’m looking for a friend of mine
who’s staying here, Jason McGuire. My name is Willie Loomis.”
Jason comes out into the foyer and Willie says, “Oh, there
he is.” Jason remarks, “Hi, Willie”. Willie remarks, “I’ve
been thinking. I’ve decided to accept your invitation”.
Tape Date: March 22, 1967 (ABC #68-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 5, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
Jason takes Willie into the drawing room, closes the doors,
and asks him, “What are you doing here? I told you not to come
here!” Willie replies, “I know what you told me, but I came here
to help you”. Jason tells him, “The only thing you can do is ruin
things. Now get out of here and go back to your room”. Willie
replies, “I can’t. I got kicked out. I didn’t have enough money
for the room. I got into an argument with the landlord and pushed
him around a little”, illustrating by making punching motions.
He tells Jason, “I’m staying right here. You’re not going to
evict me, are you?” He looks around and remarks, “This place
looks just like a museum. Do people really live here?” Jason
replies, “Yes they do, people who’ll never get used to someone
like you.” Willie tells Jason, “Well, talk to her. You said
you have some kind of hold on the woman who owns this house.”
Jason gives up and tells Willie, “All right. I’ll try to
arrange it with Mrs. Johnson first. Prepare to give her some
blarney”. He warns Willie, “Now don’t touch anything” and leaves.
Jason goes out into the foyer and sees Mrs. Johnson coming
down the stairs. He calls her, “Oh, Mrs. Johnson”, then
compliments her on how she’s done his laundry. He remarks, “By
the way, you know those old shirts I have?” Mrs. Johnson asks,
“You mean the ones with the frayed collars?” Jason replies, “Yes.
Do you know of a charity in town I could give them to?” Mrs.
Johnson, surprised, replies, “Yes. That’s very nice of you”.
Jason tells her he’ll leave them on a chair for her tomorrow,
then remarks, “By the way, have you prepared that extra room
Mrs. Stoddard asked you to prepare?” Mrs. Johnson replies,
“She didn’t tell me about any extra room”. Jason tells her,
“It must have slipped her mind”. Mrs. Johnson asks, “Who is
it for?” Jason replies, “I have a guest. He’s going to be
staying here for a little while”. Mrs. Johnson tells him, “In
that case, I’ll check with Mrs. Stoddard”. Jason asks, “Do
you doubt my word, Mrs. Johnson?” Mrs. Johnson replies, “No,
but she’s my employer. I’ll have to check with her first”.
Jason tells her, “My friend, he’s a nice guy. He’s right
in the drawing room. Why don’t you come in and meet him?”
He takes her into the drawing room. Willie asks, “Are you
the Mrs. Johnson I’ve heard so much about? Mr. McGuire’s told
me a lot of nice things about you.” Jason effuses, “Oh, she’s
such a great cook! The apple pie I had last night was just
exquisite, with a nice thick slice of cheddar cheese on top!”
Willie remarks, “That sounds good. I can’t wait to have some”.
Mrs. Johnson, looking somewhat embarassed, tells Willie, “Well,
I’m sorry, but there’s not a crumb left. Your friend here made
sure of that!” Willie remarks, “You must make your husband
really happy”. Mrs. Johnson explains, “I’m a widow. My husband
used to be a seamen”. Willie tells her, “Well, me and Jason here
understand what it’s like to be a seaman. It must have been a
real comfort to him to have you to come home to”. Mrs. Johnson,
now totally flattered, goes to fix up the extra room. After
she leaves, Willie asks Jason, “Is the food really good here?”
Jason replies, “It’s atrocious! She burns everything to death!”
He tells Willie, “We’ve got her convinced, but she doesn’t
own the house. Liz does. I’ll have to face her soon”.
Mrs. Johnson, going up the stairs, runs into Elizabeth, who’s
coming downm, and tells her, “Oh, Mrs. Stoddard, I was just going
up to prepare that extra room like you asked.” Elizabeth, puzzled,
asks, “What?” Mrs. Johnson replies, “It’s for Mr. Loomis, that
friend of Mr. McGuire’s who’s going to be staying here. Mr.
McGuire told me he told you.”
Elizabeth goes into the drawing room and tells Jason, “Jason,
I want to talk to you!” Jason tells Willie, “There’s a study down
the hall. Why don’t you go there while we talk?” Willie leaves.
Elizabeth asks Jason, “Who is this man?” Jason answers, “He’s
to me what Paul used to be, my best friend”. Elizabeth asks,
“What’s he doing here?” Jason tells her, “Just passing by.”
Elizabeth sarcastically remarks, “Just the way you’re just
passing by, I suppose”. Jason asks, “Didn’t I mention him to
you a few days ago?” Elizabeth replies, “No you didn’t”. Jason
tells her, “I took it upon myself to invite him to stay here.
I didn’t think you’d mind.” Elizabeth explodes, “How dare you!”
Jason calmly tells her, “I want him to stay, Liz, and you know
what, I want YOU to want him to stay” Elizabeth angrily replies,
“I want him out of here!” Jason tells her, “Why don’t we go
downstairs to the closet and talk about this? Let’s see you
tell me what I can and cannot do knowing what’s in that closet!”
Vicky goes into the study and, surprised to see Willie in
there, says, “Oh, hello. I just wanted to get a book”. Willie
remarks, “You’re Miss Winters, Miss Vicky Winters, the governess”.
Vicky asks, “How did you know?” WIllie replies, “I saw you at
the Blue Whale the other night. I had to find out who you were,
and I did. We’ll be seeing a lot more of each other. I’m going
to be staying here.” Vicky is shocked. She selects a book and
starts to leave, but Willie bars her way. Vicky says, “Excuse
me”, but Willie replies, “Oh, don’t go” and, hlocking her way,
refuses to let her leave and starts to harass her. Elizabeth
comes into the room, sees this and shouts, “Leave her alone!”
Jason comes in and asks, “What’s going on in here?” Elizabeth
replies, “Your friend was annoying Vicky”. Willie protests,
“I didn’t touch her! I was just talking to her!” Jason asks
Vicky, “Did he do anything to you?” Vicky admits that Willie
had not touched her, that he was just talking. Jason remarks,
“Well, I guess we don’t really have any problem here” and leaves,
taking Willie with him.
Vicky asks Elizabeth, “Mrs. Stoddard, who ARE these men?”
Elizabeth replies, “My guests”. Vicky asks, “But why are you
letting men like them stay here?” Elizabeth replies, “I’ve told
you. They’re my guests. Now please don’t ask me any more
questions!” and leaves, leaving Vicky standing there puzzled.
Tape Date: March 24, 1967 (ABC #69-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 6, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
It is the next morning. Vicky and Carolyn go into the
dining room to have their morning coffee. Carolyn asks Vicky,
“Who was that strange man who came here last night? Vicky
replies, “A friend of Mr. McGuire’s. Mrs. Stoddard is letting
him stay here.” Vicky tells Carolyn about Willie harassing
her last night. Carolyn asks, “Does Mother know about this?
Vicky replies that she does. Carolyn asks, “And she didn’t kick
him out?” Vicky replies, “No.” Carolyn is shocked. She remarks,
“Mother’s been acting very strangely lately. It’s as if she
no longer has a mind of her own. It almost seems as if this
Jason McGuire has some hold over her…” She tells Vicky, “You
seem afraid of this Willy Loomis”. Vicky replies “I am, but it
wasn’t because of what happened last night. He was insulting and
insinuating last night, but that’s not why I’m frightened of
him. It’s because of something I saw the other day at the
Blue Whale. Willie was there. An old man accidently brushed
against him. It was nothing, but Willie exploded. He was ready
to attack the man and would have if Mr. McGuire hadn’t stopped
him. I’ll never forget the look on his face. He looked like a
man capable of murder”.
Roger is in the drawing room going through his mail. Willie
wakes up, comes out of the bedroom hallway, comes downstairs
and goes into the drawing room. He introduces himself to
Roger. Roger, shocked to find that Elizabeth is letting yet
ANOTHER guest stay at Collinwood, remarks, “Maybe we should have
a revolving door installed for all of Mr. McGuire’s friends”,
excuses himself and leaves.
After speaking to Elizabeth, Roger goes into the dining
room and exasperatedly remarks to Carolyn, “I just don’t
understand your mother! I asked her about this Willie fellow.
She told me that she was allowing him to stay here, and that’s
that. When I asked her why she was letting him stay here, she
got angry and told me that if I didn’t like it, I could leave.”
Willie comes into the room. Roger, who’s apparently already
developed a great dislike for him, excuses himself and leaves.
Vicky and Carolyn also excuse themselves and prepare to leave,
but Willie orders, “Wait!” He tells them, “I want breakfast.
I want YOU to get me my breakfast”. He remarks, “I like company
with my breakfast.” He orders Carolyn, “Sit down!” He tells Vicky,
“Two eggs, over easy. Toast, and a steak. I’m really hungry
this morning”. Vicky leaves, saying, “I’ll go tell Mrs. Johnson”
Willie stares at Carolyn. Carolyn sits there nervously with
her eyes averted. Willie asks, “What do you do for action around
here, kicks?” He tells her, “I’m a man who knows what I like and
I like what I see…”
Later, Vicky is sitting with Burke Devlin at a table at the
Blue Whale. Vicky tells him about Willie. Burke is shocked.
Vicky tells him, “Carolyn is afraid of him, and so am I”.
Burke volunteers to “take care of the punk”, but Vicky asks
him not to get involved. Burke notices that a strange expression
has suddenly appeared on Vicky’s face and asks, “What’s the
matter?” Vicky replies, “Over there. There he is”. Burke looks
over toward the door. Willie’s just come in. Burke remarks,
“I think I’ll go have a talk with him”, but Vicky begs, “Please,
Burke, no.” and manages to talk him out of it. Willie comes over
to the table and starts to talk to Vicky. Burke tells him,
sternly, “The lady’s having dinner”. Willie asks, “Who are you?”
Burke replies, “Burke Devlin”. Willie replies, “I’ve heard of
you. You some kind of big shot around here, aren’t you?” Burke
replies, “Yes, and I’ve heard about you, too. You’re staying
at Collinwood, aren’t you? Well, I have some advice to give you.
There are three ladies living at Collinwood. You’d better treat
them right!” Willie angily replies, “I don’t take advice”. Burke
tells him, “Well, you’d better take this advice”. Willie
remarks, “Big man, eh? You might be a big man in this hick town.
You might be able to order the local yokels around, but you
can’t tell ME what to do!” Burke remarks, “We’ll see”. Willie
asks, “You gonna make me?” Burke stands up and says, “Yes”.
Willie and Burke almost come to blows, but Vicky stops them.
She asks Willie, “Can’t you just go?” Willie replies, “Why not?
Things are starting to get boring around here” and leaves.
Carolyn is in the drawing room at Collinwood, sitting at
the desk writing some letters. She hears the fron door and
calls out, “Vicky?” But it is not Vicky who comes walking into
the room. It is Willie. Carolyn remarks, “I thought you were
going out tonight”. Willie replies, “I got bored and came back”.
Carolyn gathers her things, gets up, says, “Good night” and
prepares to leave. Willie asks, “Where are you going?” Carolyn
replies, “Up to bed. It’s late”. Willie protests, “It’s not
THAT late.” He bars her way and asks, “How about a nightcap?”
Carolyn asks, “Why don’t you get one yourself?” She gestures
toward the liquor cabinet and tells him, “The liquor’s right
there”. Willie replies, “I want YOU to fix me one”. Carolyn
replies, “All right”, pours him a brandy and gives it to him.
Willie downs it with a gulp. Carolyn tries to leave, but Willie
still refuses to let her do so. He tells her, “I like you.
You’re blond. I like blonds”. He strokes her hair. Carolyn pulls
away from him and exclaims, “NEVER TOUCH ME AGAIN! YOU DISGUST
ME! STAY AWAY FROM ME!” Willie asks, “And if I don’t?” He closes
the drawing room doors, and starts to walk towards Carolyn.
Frightened, she backs away from him, stoping when she reaches
the desk. She orders, “Leave me alone!” Willie asks, “Why should
I?” Carolyn opens a drawer, pulls out a gun and points it at him.
She tells him, “It’s my Uncle Roger’s gun and it’s loaded! If
you don’t leave me alone, I’ll blow your head off! Get out of
here or I’ll shoot!” Willie holds up his hands and tells Carolyn,
“Don’t get excited, little lady” and leaves, going upstairs.
Tape Date: March 23, 1967 (ABC #70-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 7, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
The next morning, Carolyn goes into the drawing room, opens
the desk drawer again, and looks at it. Elizabeth comes into
the room. Carolyn quickly hides the gun behind her back.
Elizabeth says, “Good morning”, then, noticing that something
seems wrond with Carolyn asks, “Something wrong? You’re as
white as a sheet. What’s that you have behind your back. Show
it to me”. Carolyn does. Elizabeth exclaims, “It’s Roger’s
gun! What are you doing with that?” Carolyn tells her, “Last
night, I almost used it. I almost killed a man.” Elizabeth
asks, “Who?!” Carolyn replies, “Mr. McGuire’s friend Willie”.
She recounts to Elizabeth what happened last night. Elizabeth
comforts Carolyn and assures her, “I’ll make sure it never
Jason is in the study reading the morning paper. Elizabeth
comes in and angrily announces, “I want your friend to leave
this house immediately! He tried to attack Carolyn last night!”
Jasons says, “Oh, there must have been some misunderstanding”,
but Elizabeth tells him, “There was no misunderstanding. She
had to threaten him with a gun to get him to leave her alone.”
Jason promises, “I’ll speak to him”. Elizabeth replies,
“You’ll do more than just talk to him. You’ll tell him to
leave!” Jason asks, “And if I don’t?” Elizabeth replies,
“I’ll go to the police, then”. Jason asks, “You’d really
go that far?” Elizabeth replies, “Yes. I’d do anything to
protect Carolyn”. Jason remarks, “You’d have a few things
to explain if you go to the police. Like what your husband’s
body is doing buried under the closet floor downstairs”.
Elizabeth tells him, “Nevertheless, I’ll still call them.
Carolyn’s safety is more important to me than anything
else, including my own life”. Jason, convinced she’s serious
about calling the police, tells her, “OK, I’ll tell him to
leave. But it’ll take time to deal with him, a few days to
a week maybe”. Elizabeth tells him, “No. Not in a week. I
want him out TODAY”. Jason replies, “Liz, Willie is a
difficult man to deal with. It’ll take a few days. He could
cause a lot of trouble for both me and you” He assures
Elizabeth that he’ll make sure Willie won’t bother
Carolyn or Vicky in those few days. Elizabeth asks, “Can I
trust you?” Jason replies, “You trusted me once before. Did
I let you down?” Elizabeth admits that he didn’t.
Willie comes downstairs. In the foyer, he sees Carolyn
in the drawing room alone. She is looking at the fire, her
back to him. Seeing her turn, Willie quickly hides to the side
of the door. Carolyn comes out of the drawing room. Willie
jumps out at her and exclaims, “Good morning!”, startling
Carolyn. He starts to bother her again, saying, “You should
be nicer to me. I’m a houseguest here”. Carolyn shouts,
“PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE!” Willie is startled to hear Elizabeth’s
voice echo, “That’s right! Leave her alone!” Willie looks over
toward the door under the stairs and sees Elizabeth and
Jason standing there. Elizabeth comes over and asks Carolyn,
“Will you excuses us?” After Carolyn leaves, Elizabeth tells
Willie, “Leave my daugher alone!” Willie tries to lie, “I
was just talking to her last night, that’s all..”, but Elizabeth
rebuts, “Then why did she feel it necessary to protect herself
with a gun?” She announces, with finality, “Leave Carolyn
alone or I’ll call the police!” and leaves.
Jason takes Willie into the drawing room and reprimands him,
“You idiot! You stupid idiot! You know what you almost did?
You almost ruined the whole thing! She’s serious about calling
the police, and if she does, we’re both dead!” He orders
Willie, “Leave Carolyn and Vicky alone!”. He tells him, “Just
wait a little. We have the chance to make a big bundle here!”
Willie looks at the portrait above the mantel and asks,
“How rich is this family?” Jason replies, “They’re worth
millions and millions of dollars!”
Elizabeth goes to Carolyn and tells her, “Willie Loomis won’t
be bothering you anymore”. Carolyn asks, “When’s he leaving?”
Elizabeth replies, “In a few days to week”. Carolyn, shocked,
exclaims, “A few days to a week?! I’d think you’d ask him to
leave TODAY after what he did!” Elizabeth tells her, “I couldn’t
ask him to leave on such short notice. He’s a friend of Jason’s”
Carolyn asks, “Why not? Is Jason McGuire THAT good a friend that
you’d let someone like Willie stay here a whole week?” Elizabeth
replies, “Yes he is. He helped me a great deal when your father
walked out on us”. Carolyn protests, “It seems more like
he has some kind of hold over you!” Elizabeth denies this.
Carolyn tells her, “All right, If that’s what you say. But
some day, I’m going to find out the truth!”
David goes into the drawing room and finds Willie and Jason
looking at the portraits in the drawing room. Happy to be of
help, he tells them about the portraits, “That one’s of Isaac
Collins. He founded the town. And that one, that’s my
my great great grandfather, Jeremiah Collins. He was married
to Josette. Her picture’s in the old house.” Jason, bored,
tells Wilie, “I’m going into town. Want to come with me?”
Willie replies, “No”. Jason leaves. David tells Willie, “We’ve
got lots of pictures. Want to see another one?” He takes Willie
out into the foyer and points out the portrait of a dark haired
man on the wall to the right of the front doors. He explains,
“That’s Barnabas Collins. He went to England and died there”.
Willie, noticing the ring the man in the picture is wearing,
remarks, “That’s some ring!” David tell him, “Oh, we have lots of
jewelry like that around. They call them ‘family heirlooms'”.
Carolyn appears on the landing and tells David, “David! Vicky’s
looking for you!” David goes upstairs with Carolyn. Willie
continues to stare at the ring in the portrait, greed in
his eyes. He thinks to himself, “I’d like to get my hands on
some jewelry like that. I’d grab them and run. All Jason
can say is wait, wait. I’m sick of waiting around this house,
waiting. Oh, what’s the use. I think I’ll go get something
to drink”. He goes out the front doors, presumably to go
to the Blue Whale.
The sound of a heartbeats start to come from the portrait,
and the eyes light up, as if alive….
Pre-empted Monday, April 10, 1967 due to strike by American
Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
“The Man Who Never Was” shown in its place. (ABC #71-DRK-67)
Tape Date: March 27, 1967 (ABC #72-DRK-67)*
Air Date: April 11, 1967 Tuesday*
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
(The Part of Willie Loomis will be played by John Karlen…)
Elizabeth is in her bedroom buffing her nails. Vicky is in
there with her, telling her about David’s progress. Vicky
tells her, “Mrs. Stoddard, I think David’s progressed past
his reading text. I think it would be best now if I let him
choose books he’s interested in to read. I think he’ll progress
faster that way”, but she notices that Elizabeth doesn’t seem
to paying much attention to what she’s saying. She asks, “Mrs.
Stoddard, is there anything I can do?” Elizabeth asks, “About
what?” Vicky replies, “You seem to be worried about something”.
Elizabeth denies that she’s worried, saying, “I’m fine. You’re
the one who looks worried”. Vicky tells her, “No, I’m not
worried. I’m frightened”. She tells Elizabeth that she’s
frightened of Willie, especially after what happenedd with
Carolyn. Elizabeth assures her, “I’ve already talked to Jason
and he’s assured me it will never happen again”, but Vicky
tells her, “No, Mrs. Stoddard, it’s not only that, I’m frightened
for YOU. I’m afraid you’re in some kind of trouble”. Elizabeth
angrily denies that she is.
Down in the foyer, Willie is looking at the portrait of
Barnabas. Mrs. Johnson is busy dusting the bannister. Willie
remarks, “You know, I saw someone who looked just like this
in New York. Only, he was a beatnik and wasn’t dressed so
fancy”. Mrs Johnson warns him, “You’d better not let Mr. Roger
hear you comparing his ancestor to a beatnik!” Mrs. Johnson
goes on to dust the grandfather clock. Willie starts to comment
on the jewelry the man in the portrait is wearing. He asks
Mrs. Johnson, “I’ll bet they still have that ring and that pin.”
He tells her he’s heard about the famous Collins jewels and asks
if she’s ever seen them, but Mrs. Johnson, getting suspicious,
tells him, “I don’t know anything, and if you’re smart, you’ll
get your mind off rings and jewels”.
Vicky is in Burke’s hotel room. Burke, holding some clothing
belonging to David, asks, “You want me to put these in a bag?
I forgot I had them in my car. I found them when I was having
my tires rotated. David really enjoyed that fishing trip. You
should have seen his face when that plane landed on that lake!..”.
He sees that Vicky isn’t listening and seems to be preoccupied.
Thinking he knows what the problem is, he asks, “Tell me what
he did, that creep Willie!” Vicky answers, “Nothing”, but Burke,
not believing her, continues to press her on it and finallly
Vicky blurts out, “Carolyn had to use a gun to keep Willie
away!” Burke is shocked and tells Vicky, “There’s only one
thing for you to do. Tell Liz”. Vicky tells him, “She already
knows about it”. Burke remarks, “She gave Willie his walking
papers, didn’t she?” Vicky tells him, “No, she just talked
to Mr. McGuire about it”. Burke is shocked. He exclaims,
“What’s going on up there, Vicky?” He pauses for a few
seconds, then says, “Come on. Let’s go”. Vicky asks, “Where?”
Burke replies, “To Collinwood. I’m going to see Liz. It sounds
to me like she’s caught up in something and I want to help”.
Vicky asks, “I thought you and Mrs. Stoddard were enemies”.
Burke replies, “We are”. Vicky asks, “Then why do you want to
help her?” Burke replies, “If anyone’s going to bring her
down, I want it to be me!”
At Collinwood, Burke having told her he wants to help her,
Elizabeth tells him, “I have no intention of finishing this
discussion!” Vicky remarks, “He’s only trying to help!”,
but Elizabeth angrily admonishes her, “You had to go to
Burke with this, didn’t you?” Burke defends Vicky, “She didn’t
come to me to tell me about this. I had to drag it out of her.
Now I’m going to say what I came here to say. You have a
very dangerous man in this house.” Elizabeth tells him, “Now
that you’ve said it, Goodbye!” Burke tells her, “You need
help”. Elizabeth asks, “Why would you want to help me? You
hate me”. Burke tells her, “I don’t hate you. I hate the
Collins Family and all it stands for”. Elizabeth tells him
firmly, “I repeat. I don’t need help”. Burke, exasperated,
says, “OK. I tried”. Elizabeth thanks him for offering to
help. Burke, surprised at the sincerity in her voice,
asks, “You really mean that, don’t you?” Elizabeth replies,
Vicky walks into the foyer. Willie, who’s just come down the
stairs into the foyer, starts to harass her again. Burke comes
out into the foyer and tells him to stop. Willie snidely
remarks, “It’s the Big Man!” Elizabeth comes out into the
foyer to see what’s going on. Burke tells Willie, “Stay
away from Miss Winters. Far, far away”. Elizabeth begs,
“Willie, please leave”. Willie remarks to Burke, “Good thing
for you these ladies are here or I’d…” Burke, furious,
grabs Willie by the lapels, whirls him around and slams him
against the grandfather clock. Elizabeth shouts, “Burke! Let
go of him”. Burke does so, reluctantly. Willie brushes himself
off and walks away, an angry look on his face.
Burke asks Elizabeth, “You still maintain that you don’t
need any help after seeing that?” Elizabeth replies, “All I saw
was two men with terrible tempers”. Burke asks, “Did you see
what he was doing to Vicky? Do you call that nothing? Pride,
is that what it is? Are you refusing my help because of your
pride?” Elizabeth denies this and again repeats, “I don’t need
any help”. Burke continues, “Please, Liz. If not for your sake,
then for the sake of the girls. What’s wrong? Do those men have
some kind of hold on you or something?” Elizabeth, now getting
very distraught, shouts, “NO! NO! I’ve already told you. I don’t
need any help!” and runs off. </PRE>
* This episode was originally slated as #71-DRK-67 to air Monday, April 10th,
but was pushed back one day due to the AFTRA strike.
Tape Date: March 28, 1967 (ABC #73-DRK-67)*
Air Date: April 12, 1967 Wednesday*
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift
Willie and Jason are drinking at the bar of the Blue Whale.
Wille thanks Jason for buying him drinks, but then complains,
“When am I going to be able to buy YOU drinks. When am I going
to get some money? I’m tired of waiting”. Jason retorts, “It’s
YOUR fault it’s taking so long. If you hadn’t come to stay
at Collinwood and messed things up, I’d have the money by now”
Willie, not liking this remark, angrily says, “I’m tired of
waiting. I’m tired of being blamed. If I don’t see some dough
soon, I’LL show you how to get some!” Jason tries to satisfy
him. He takes his wallet out and gives all the money in it
to Willie, but Willie snidely remarks, “How long do you think
THIS will last me?” He sees something and remarks, “Well, well,
here come some of the local heroes.” Jason looks and see that
Maggie, Sam and Joe have come in and sat down at one of the
tables. He warns Willie, “Don’t cause any trouble…”
At the table, Maggie tells Sam and Joe, “Look…” They
do and see Jason and Willie at the bar. Sam, who’s never seen
them before, asks, “Who are they?” Maggie tells him, “Friends
of the Collins Family. One of them seems OK, but the other…”
Jason warns Willie, “I don’t want see you tangling with
anyone.” Willie replies, “I won’t, but I won’t let anyone
push me around, either”. Jason tells him, “Willie, you’ve got
to learn to get along with people”. Willie replies, “There’s
only one guy around here I really don’t get along with. Burke
Devlin. We came close to tangling a couple of times already.
Sooner or later, we’re going to have it out”. Suddenly,
Willie remarks, “Well, well. Look who just stepped in”.
Jason looks over at the entrance. Standing there is Burke
Devlin, staring at Willie. Willie complains, “Look at him,
just staring at me. I’ll stare him down, if that’s what he
wants”. Willie stares back at Burke. Jason tells Willie,
“C’mon! We don’t want to make an enemy. Turn away, Willie,
turn away!” Willie does so, reluctantly.
Burke goes down and sits down at the table with Joe,
Maggie and Sam. He warns them about Willie. Joe tells him,
“I already know about him. We’ve already tangled. He was
annoying Maggie”. Burke remarks, “I don’t know know how
Mrs. Stoddard could let him stay at Collinwood with the
girls there. I offered my help, but she refused it”.
Jason tells Willie, “We want that man as a friend, Willie.
He did five years”. Willie, surprised, says, “You mean he’s
an ex-con? He walks around here like he owns the place and he
did a stretch?! Well, it just goes to show you, you can never
tell about people!” Jason continues, “He has a lot of
money now. He’s an important man around here”.
Jason goes to Burke and asks, “Can I talk to you privately?”
Bure replies, “Sure”. They go and sit down at another table.
Jason asks, “Let me buy you a drink. What do you want?” Burke
answers, “Bourbon”. Jason tells the bartender, “Two bourbons,
pleae”. Jason tells Burke, “I want to talk to you about my
friend”. Burke tells Jason what he thinks of his friend,
“He’s the worst creep that’s crawled out from under a rock
in a long time. If he lets out another peep, I’m going to wipe
the streets with him!”
Meanwhile, Willie goes over to Sam, who’s gone to the bar,
and tells him he wants to buy him a drink. Sam asks, “Why?”
Willie replies, “I haven’t had much luck making friends in
this town and I thought I’d give it one last try”. Sam
tells him, “Well, you’ve come to the right person. I’m the
friendliest person in town!” Willie tells the bartender,
“Give the man another of whatever he’s having on me!”
At the table, Joe gestures over to the bar with his head
and tells Maggie, “Looks like your father’s in good company”.
Maggie groans, “Oh, no”, but Joe reassures her, “Don’t worry.
That creep only bothers girls”.
Jason having told him some sob story about Willie’s childhood,
Burke sarcastically remarks, “OK, his mother hated him and he
had to have his security blanket until he was 19. So what?”
Jason tries to convince him, “Basically, he’s a nice guy..”,
but Burke doesn’t seem to be buying it. Instead, he remarks,
“You seem to have the run of the house at Collinwood. Let me
tells you something. I like those people up there. I’m worried
about them”. Jason interrupts him, “I don’t know what you’re
Sam and Willie are still talking. Sam apparently having told
him his profession, Willie remarks, “No kidding! You’re an
artist? You make a lot of money?” Sam replies, “Just enough
to get by on”. Willie asks, a leering look in his eyes, “You
ever paint girls? What I mean is, you ever have models?” Sam,
not liking this, gets upset and asks, “Look, can we change the
At the table, Joe tells Maggie, “A boat’s going to be coming
in soon. I’ve got to go and do something there. I’ll be back”
Willie continues to bug Sam, “Come on, tell me about the
models.” Sam angrily tells him, “I don’t use models, I tell
you!”, but Willie keeps harassing him about it. Maggie, seeing
this, comes to the bar and tells Sam, “Come on, Pop. It’s time
to go”. Willie remarks, “I get it. You don’t want me to talk
to him, that it?” He asks Sam, “So this is your daughter, eh?”
He looks leeringly at Maggie and asks, “She ever model for you?
She has the figure for it”. This really angers Sam and he
exclaims, “SHUT UP!”. Suddenly, Wilie hears a voice from behing
shout, “If you have something to say, say it to me!” He turns
and sees Burke standing there. Burke tells him, “In ten seconds,
you’re going to be gone!” Willie asks, “And who’s going to send
me away?” Burke replies, “I am”. Jason comes and tries to get
them apart, but Willie just pushes him away. Burke tells Willie,
“Now there’s the door. Are you going to go out or do you want
to be carried out?” Willie laughingly exclaims, “Now that’s
my boy! You talking just like an ex-con now!” Burke, infuriated,
slaps and backhands him. Willie, now equally infuriated, pulls
a knife out of his jacket pocket and opens it. The bartender
tries to stop them, but Burke just pushes him away, saying,
“I can handle this!”
Burke and Willie circle. Willie lunges, thrusting the knife
at Burke. Burke intercepts his hand, grabbing Willie’s wrist.
He twists it, forcing Willie to drop the knife, then pounds
Willie with two tremendous blows, knocking him down. Someone
asks Burke, “Are you all right?”, a really stupid question.
Burke shouts at Jason, “Get him out of here! Get your buddy
out of town, quick, or I’ll have to do something about him!”
Jason and Willie are outside. Willie is nursing his sore
jaw. He growls, “I’m going to kill him. I swear I’m going to
kill him!” Jason tries to calm him, down, “Sure, Willie, sure.
But wait until after I’ve got the money. That makes sense,
doesn’t it?” Willie admits it does. He grumbles, “I’d better
get a lot of dough out of this”. Jason assures him, “You
will, Willie, you will”.</PRE>
* This episode was originally slated as #72-DRK-67 to air Tuesday April 11th,
but was pushed back one day due to the AFTRA strike.
Tape Date: April 11, 1967 (ABC #74-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 13, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
It is the next morning. Willie Loomis walks down the
stairs into the fower and looks at the portrait again.
Elizabeth is inside the drawing room. Jason enters and
says, “Good Morning”. Elizabeth tells Jason that she’s heard
about the fight between Burke and Willie and announces, “I want
your friend out of Collinsport! I said it and I mean it!”.
Jason grumbles, “I’m not used to following orders”. Elizabeth
continues, “I don’t care! He must leave Collinwood as soon as
possible!” Jason surprises her, “I agree completely! As far
as I’m concerned, he’s no fried of mine!”. Elizabeth, surprised,
says, “What?” Jason continues, “Willie will very soon be out
of Collinwood and out of Collinsport”. Elizabeth remarks, “Well
then, I consider the matter settled”, but Jason tells her, “I’m
afraid the matter’s not settled. If Willie leaves, he must have
money to leave”. Elizebeth gets the hint but says, “If you want
me to give your friend money, the answer is no!”. Jason continues,
“Willie can’t get from here to there without money. Now since it
is you who wants him to leave, I think it’s just fair that you
give him the money to do so”. Elizabeth agrees, “I’ll give him
bus fare to Bangor”, but Jason says, “You’ll have to give him
more than that to make up for his inconvience. One thousand
dollars”. Elizebeth refuses, “He won’t get it! I won’t get
involved in anything so sordid!” Jason reminds her, “But you
already have”. Suddenly, the clasp to Elizabeth’s brooch
breaks. Jason picks it up and examines it. Elizabeth demands,
“My brooch, please!”. Jason hands it to her. Jason tells
her, “I insist that you give Willie $1000”. Elizabeth replies,
“Insist all you like. He’s not getting the money”. Jason
retorts, “Then Willie’s not leaving Collinwood”. Eliazabth
threatens, “Then I’ll call the police!”. Jason confidently
remarks, “You won’t do that”, but Elizabeth tells him, “Yes
I will. That man is a threat to my family. There comes a time
when I’ve got to stop thinking about myself”. Jason tries to
haggle, “$500, then”. Elizabeth defiantly says, “No!”. Jason
reasons, “That’s a small price to get rid of an inconvenience.
Liz, you’re a businesswoman. Think of this as a cost/benefit
analysis. Think of the benefit you’ll get for the cost”.
Elizabeth asks, “$500 and he’ll be gone?” Jason assures her,
“Yes”. Elizabeth thinks about it then reluctantly agrees to $500.
Jason tells her, “You’re being very sensible”, but Elizabeth,
replies, “Am I?”, a look of doubt on her fact.
Later, Elizabeth having left the room, Willie and Jason
are in the drawing room drinking coffee. Willie is grumbling
about the fight, vowing. “I’m going to kill Burke Devlin”, but
Jason tells him, “No. Liz is going to give you $500 to leave
Collinsport. You’re going to take it and leave here as soon
as possible”. Willie grumbles, “Only $500?” Jason reminds him,
“It’s a lot more than you have now”. Willie retorts, “But it’s
a lot less than I expected get” and refuses, saying he’d rather
stay and deal with Burke Devlin. They argue about this. Willie
happens to see Elizabeth’s brooch lying on the table. Suddenly,
he agrees with Jason that it would be best if he took the money
and left town. Jason leaves. Willie pockets the brooch.
Some time later, David is alone in the drawing room, lying
on his stomach on the couch reading a book. Elizabeth comes in
and starts to look around the room. David asks, “Lose something?”
Elizabeth replies, “I’m not sure”. David asks, “What are you
looking for?” Elizabeth tells him, “You know that yellow brooch
with the diamonds?” David asks, “You mean that one your great-
grandmother gave you for your eighteenth birthday?” Elizabeth
replies, “Yes, that’s the one. Have you seen it?” David
tells her, “The last time I saw it was when you wore it on
your birthday”. Elizabeth explains, “I had it on this morning
and the clasp broke”. David asks, “You mean you could have
lost it anywhere?” Elizabeth replies, “I’m sure I lost it in
here somewhere”. They both look for it. Suddenly, Elizabeth
remembers something and says, “Never mind, David. I think I
know where it is. In fact, I’m sure I do!” and leaves. David
lies back on the couch and goes back to his book.
Jason is in the study. He selects a book from the bookcase
and sits down on one of the confortable chairs next to the
fireplace. Elizabeth comes storming into the room and announces,
“May I barge in, please?” Jason asks, “I beg your pardon?”
Elizabeth demands, “My brooch, give it back to me!”. Jason
reminds her, “But I gave it back to you, and you put it on the
table”. Elizabeth says, “You know very well it isn’t on the
table anymore”. Jason insists, “I don’t have it!”, but Elizabeth
says, “Then I’m sure you know where it is! If it really is
missing, I’m going to have to call the insurance company,
and they’ll send investigators, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want
that!”. Jason promises to try to find the brooch.
Willie is sitting at the kitchen table, spooning sugar into
his coffee. Jason comes into the room and asks, “Where is it?”
Willie replies, “I was about to ask the same question of YOU.
I was going to ask you about the money”. Jason tells her,
“I’m asking you about Mrs. Stoddard’s pin!” Willie lies, “I don’t
know what you’re talking about”. Jason demands, “Stand up!”.
Willie defiantly asks, “Where’s the five?” Jason angrilly
says, “I’ll count to five, and I’ll tell Mrs. Stoddard I found
the pin and where the police can find it! One…Two…Three…
Four…” Willie again lies, “I don’t have it!”. Jason
continues, “I mean it, Willie!”. Willie reluctantly takes the
brooch out of his shirt pocket and gives it to Jason. He mutters,
“I only wanted it because it’s so pretty”, but Jason says, “You
wanted it because it’s worth a fortune! How many times have I
told you that there’s a right way and a wrong way to steal
money? The wrong way is to steal something that’ll be notice
missing in five minutes!” Willie tries to explain, “I thought
I’d be gone before she missed it”, but Jason continues, “Even
if you were, the insurance investigators would have tracked
you down! Willie, if you want to steal something, steal
something that won’t be missed!”. He reminds him, “Now, you’re
leaving, remember!” Jason grumbles that he’ll have to try
to convince Elizabeth that he found the brooch and leaves.
Willie leaves too.
Jason goes to the drawing room and proceeds to get on his
hands and knees and pretends to search for the brooch. Elizabeth
comes walking in and says, “You know that’s a waste of time.
You know perfectly well where it is”. Jason pretends to find
it, holds it up and announces, “Ah, here it is!”. Elizabeth
says, “You put it there! David and already looked and it
didn’t find anything there”. Jason says, “Maybe I have sharper
eyes”, but Elizabeth tells him, “I’m calling the police!”.
Jason argues her out of this, reminding her of what could happen
if she did, telling her she wouldn’t want that to happen, if
not for her sake, for Carolyn and David’s. He adds, “Once
Willie’s gone, everything’s going to be better”. Elizabeth
agrees not to call the police.
Willie enters the study with David. David asks, “You really
sure you want to see pictures of my ancestors?” Willie replies,
“You said you’d show them to me”. David happily says, “OK”,
goes to the bookshelf, points at the top shelf and says,
“Get that one for me”. Willie reaches up and pulls out a large
old volume. David explains, “That’s an old one, it has the oldest
pictures of Collins family. They only goes back to the 17th century
in this country. Before that, you’d have to go back to Europe.
They’re not really photographs of them. They’re photographs of old
portraits of them”. He opens the book, points to a picture and tells
Willie, “Now that’s mu great,great,great,great,great grandmother
Abigail Collins. Willie looks and remarks, “Now that’s some necklace
she’s wearing”. David points to another picture and starts to
explain, “That my great, great, great uncle…”, but Willie
interrupts him, saying, “Wait. What happened to all those jewels?
Were they sold?” David replies, “No, the Collins Family would NEVER
do that! The Collins family believes in handing things down from
generation to generation.” Willie asks, “So where are they now?”
David replies, “I don’t know. I never bothered to find out about
that”. David points to another photo and tells Willie, “Now
that’s Naomi Collins. She was strange. They say she had all her
jewels BURIED with her! Isn’t that silly?” He points to another one
and remarks, “And this is my great great uncle, he gave away
EVERYTHING he had and became a missionary…”, but Willie no longer
seems to be paying any attention.
Willie goes out into the foyer and starts at the portrait
of Barnabas again. He touches the picture of jewels in the portrait
and mutters, “They’re so pretty, jewels are! Sometimes you don’t
even have to see them. You know how pretty they are just by
touching them”. Suddenly, he is startled to hear the sound of a
heartbeat…The eyes of the man in the portrait light up eerily.
Tape Date: April 12, 1967 (ABC #75-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 14, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Willie stares at the portrait, a look of shock on his
face. Jason McGuire comes into the foyer, sees Willie staring
at portrait strangely and asks, “Willie! What’s the matter
with you?” The sound abruptly stops. Willie gasps, “Jason!
Did you hear it? The sound?” Jason asks, “What sound?” Willie
tells him, “The sound…The sound of a heart beating!” Jason
replies, “The sound of a heart beating coming from that
portrait? Willie, either you need to get your hearing checked
or you’re letting this old house get to you!” Willie thinks
about it then agrees, “It couldn’t have been what I thought
it was. That would be impossible”. Jason tells him, “I’ve
got something to talk to you about”. He takes him into the
drawing room and tells him, “Liz has had it with you. She
wants you out, today”. He reminds him, “She’s agreed to give
you $500.” Willie again complains, “That all?” Jason promises him,
“When I get more, I’ll share it with you. Now, why don’t you take
a trip? Maybe to the tropics. Enjoy yourself. I’ll join you
when I’m finished here.” Willie replies, “All right”. Jason
is overjoyed that Willie has finally agreed to leave, but
then Willie adds, “In a couple of days”. Jason exclaims,
“No, immediately!”, but Willie steadfastly refuses to do so,
promising, “I’ll leave in a couple of days”. Jason asks, “What
are you up to, Willie?” Willie denies that he’s up to anything.
Jason tells him, “You’d better not be planning to steal those
jewels again, you’d be tracked down immediately”. Willie
replies, cryptically, “I’m not planning to steal anything
that can be traced”. Before Jason can find out what he means,
Vicky comes in. Jason tells Willie to go to his room. Willie
replies, “I’ve got better things to do” then obediently leaves.
Vicky asks Jason, “Is he leaving?” Jason replies, “Yes.”
Vicky asks, “When” Jason replies, “Soon” Vicky asks, “You, are
you leaving too?” Jason replies, “No, Miss Winters. In fact,
I just might be staying here for quite a while!” He apoligizes
for any inconvenience he might be causing her, and also about
Willie is sitting at the table in the study, a pile of
books in front of him. Mrs. Johnson comes in to dust and
remarks, “You’re making quite a clutter of books there. What
are you doing?” Willie explains, “Reading the history of the
Collins family.” Mrs. Johnson remarks, “You don’t seem to me
to be the type of person to be interested in something like
that”. Willie explains, “David got me interested. He told
me about one of his ancestors, a Naomi Collins, who had
her jewels buried with her.” Mrs. Johnson replies, “Yes,
I’ve heard all the legends”. Willie asks, “Think there’s
any truth to it?” Mrs. Johnson replies, “I’ve never given
much thought to it. Let the dead rest at Eagle Hill Cemetary
where they belong, that’s what I say”. Willie asks, “Eagle Hill?
All the Collins buried there?” Mrs. Johnson replies, “No, just
some. The rest are buried in the regular Collinsport cemetary”.
Willie remarks, “I think I passed the Eagle Hill cemetary on
my way here. To the south of town, isn’t it?” Mrs. Johnson
replies, “No, it’s about five miles to the north. The one
you passed, that’s the regular cemetary”. Mrs. Johnson finishes
dusting and tells Willie, “Make sure to put those books back
when you’re finished with them”. Willie mumbles, “Sure, sure..”
Willie goes to Eagle Hill Cemetary and starts reading the
names on the headstones, using a flashlight for illumination.
He is startled to hear a voice asks, “What do you want?”
He turns around and sees the aged caretaker, the same one who
guarded the Stockbridge mausoleum. Willie replies, “I’m looking
for a grave, the grave of Naomi Collins”. The caretaker asks,
“Are you a relative?” Willie lies, “Yes. I’m here on a short
visit. I’ll be leaving tomorrow and I just wanted to pay my
respects. Can you tell me where her grave is?”. The caretaker
replies, “There’s no grave. She’s in a tomb”. Willie asks,
“Where’s the tomb?” The aged caretaker replies, “I don’t
think I’ll tell you. It’s not safe there. There’s a legend
about the Collins tomb that there’s some kind of evil force
there. Joshua Collins said so. It was passed down from
generation to generation. After he died, he was the last one
entombed in there. He had it sealed after his death.” Willie
asks, “And no one’s been in there since?” The caretaker replies,
“No, everyone’s been to afraid to go in there. Even I haven’t
been in there. There’s a presence in there that’s EVIL! EVIL!”.
Willie, not believing the ghost stories, is elated that no one
has been in there to steal the jewels before him. He asks the
caretaker, “What if I come back in the morning?” The caretaker
mutters, “Yes. In the daylight. It’ll be safer”. He points and
tells Willie, “It’s right over there, through those trees.”
Willie thanks him and tells him, “I’ll be back in the morning”
Jason goes into the study and asks Mrs. Johnson, “Have
you seen Willie?” Mrs. Johnson complains, “He left a
little while ago”. Jason asks, “Do you know where?” Mrs.
Johnson replies, “No, he didn’t tell me. Just drove off in
his car.” She starts to complain about the mess he made in
the study, “He promised to put these books back, but he didn’t”.
Jason, surprised, asks, “Willie!? Books!? In all the time I’ve
known him, I’ve never known Willie to read a book!” Mrs. Johnson
remarks, “Well, he was reading these”. Jason asks, “What are
they?” Mrs. Johnson tells him, “They’re histories of the Collins
Family”. Jason asks, “What was he interested in?” Mrs. Johnson
replies, “Well, we talked about several things….legends
about some jewels”. Jason mumbles, “He was, was he?”
Willie, as usual, has lied. He goes to the the tomb,
and tries the gate but finds it locked. Again he is startled
to hear a voice shout at him from behind. This time it
says, “NO! I told you not to come here at night! I told
you it wasn’t safe!” Willie turns and sees the caretaker
standing there. Irritated, he asks, “Followd me, did you?” The
caretaker replies, “No, I saw the light from your flashlight
and came to see what it was”. Willie, giving up, tells the
caretaker, “OK, I’ll come back tomorrow morning”. Suddenly,
he hears the heartbeat again. He exclaims, “Listen! The
sound! Don’t you hear it?” The caretaker replies, “No, I
don’t hear a thing”. Willie says, “I heard it once before.
Sounds like a heartbeat. You really can’t hear it?” The
caretaker replies, “No, I don’t hear anything”. The sound
suddenly stops. Willie notes, “It’s stopped now”. The caretaker
tells him, “There wasn’t any sound. Your ears were playing
tricks on you. Now go, please”. Willie replies, “OK. Goodnight”
and leaves. The caretaker checks the gate to see if it’s
securely locked and, seeing that it is, leaves. The sound of a
heart beating starts again…
WORLDVISION SYNDICATION CYCLE I BEGINS HERE
Worldvision Rerun 1
Tape Date: April 13, 1967 (ABC #76-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 17, 1967 Monday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift
“My name is Victoria Winters. There are no limits to the things
some men will do. They sink to the bottomless depths of corruption,
they will desecrate sacred ground, and violate that which should
remain sealed forever.”
Willie Loomis returns to Collinwood and starts up the
stairs. Jason McGuire comes into the foyer and asks, “Willie!
Where are you going!” Jason tells him, “Wait a minute! Come
down here! I want to talk to you! Where have you been?” Willie
replies, “Out”. Jason, angry at this answer, growls, “Don’t
give me an answer like that! What are you up to? I’ve seen
you like quiet and cagey like this before. You’re up to something,
and I want to know what it is!” Willie claims he isn’t up to
anything. Jason presses him on this but Willie insists he isn’t
up to anything. Jason tells Willie, “Liz has got the money.
I saw a man from the company bring an envelope up here for
her. I want you to go up to your room and start packing
right now!”. Willie goes upstairs. The drawing room doors
open. Elizabeth asks Jason to come in. He does. She gives
him an envelope full of money and tells him, “Tell your
friend to leave right now!”
Willie, however, is not packing. He has left the house and
gone to the toolshed and is putting tools into a carrying bag.
Willie goes to the Eagle Hill Cemetary and goes to the Collins
The clock in the foyer reads 11:00 p.m. Elizabeth is alone
in the drawing room. Vicky goes into the drawing room and
remarks, “Quiet here tonight”. Elizabeth replies, “Yes. Carolyn’s
out again. She’s been out a lot lately”. Vicky complains, “That’s
because she’s afraid of Willie Loomis. Mrs. Stoddard, I’m afraid
of him too! How much longer are we going to have to put up with
him?” Elizabeth assures her, “I’ve taken action. He’s going
to be leaving soon”. Vicky remarks, “He’s been acting strangely
lately. He’s developed quite an interest in the Collins Family.
I’ve seen him staring at the portrait in the foyer a lot. I
think he was particularly interested in the jewelry that
man is wearing” Elizabeth, puzzled, asks, “Why would he
be interested in jewels that exist only in a painting?”
Using some of the tools he’s “borrowed” from Collinwood, he
breaks open the lock on the gate and goes in. Inside, he finds
three stone sargophagi. He reads the plaque on the leftmost
one. It reads, “Joshua Collins, 1755-1830” He then looks at
the one in the middle. It reads, “Naomi Collins, 1761-1821”.
This being the one he wants, he tries to lift the stone lid
of the middle sargophagus but finds he cannot budge it. He
then goes to the bag, takes out a crowbar and tries to pry
open the lid, but again cannot budge it. Frustrated, he sits
down on the rightmost sarcophagus and lights up a cigarette,
smokes and ponders the situation. Suddenly, he gets an idea
and his face lights up. Putting the cigarette down on the
sargopagus lid, he goes to his bag of tools and takes out a
block and tackle set. he attaches one end to a ring on top
of the middle sargophagus, and prepares to anchor the pulley
to a ring in the mouth of an ornamental metal lion’s head
attached to the wall above the placque reading “Naomi Collins”.
Suddenly, the heartbeat sound starts again. Willie, terrified
drops the pulley and runs to the gate.
At Collinwood, Elizabeth asks Jason, “Well, is he gone?”
Jason replies, “He said he was going up to pack”. Elizabeth
asks, “Was he satisfied with the money?” Jason replies, “Well,
he will be”. Elizabeth asks, “Will be?” Jason admits, “I haven’t
found him yet”. Elizabeth angrily tells him, “I paid your price
and I want my money’s worth!” She demands, “Take care of this
and take care of this quickly!”
The heartbeat sound stops and Willie goes back to the pulley.
He attaches it to the ring in the wall and, grabbing the other
end of the rope, starts to pull. But to Willie’s great surprise,
instead of the sargophagus lid moving, the ring in the lion’s
mouth pulls out, attached to a wire, and the section of the wall
under the lion’s head opens in like a door. Willie shines his
flashlight into the secret room revealed. A look of shock
crosses his face, and he grabs his head, his mouth open in
surprise. The heartbeat sounds starts again, but Willie doesn’t
seem to care. He goes into the secret room. Inside is a coffin,
its lid secured by three chains. Willie goes and checks the
chains and finds that each is secured with a heavy padlock.
Wilie is ecstatic, thinking he must have found the secret hiding
place of the Collins Family Jewels. Thinking the coffin must
be full of jewels, he goes back out to get some tools from
his bag. When he comes back in, he starts to break open
Jason runs into Vicky. He remarks, “Soon my poor misunderstood
friend will gone, and everything will be back to normal”. Vicky
replies, “He’s left already. I saw him from the window. He was
going away, carrying his things with him”. Jason, puzzled, asks,
“You saw him? Carrying things? But his things are still upstairs.
And he wouldn’t have left without…”, patting the envelope full
of money in his pocket. He does not finish his sentence.
Willie breaks open the last padlock. Using a crowbar, he
breaks the lock on the coffin, then strains to open the
coffin lid. As he is opening the coffin, he looks inside.
A look of pure terror crosses his face. He tries to scream,
but all that comes out is a wobbly, “AHHHHH”. A left hand,
wearing an onyx ring and dressed in a frilly shirtsleeve of
the type that was in fashion a couple of hundred years ago
reaches out from inside the coffin and grabs Willie by the
Episode 211 (Kinescope)
Worldvision Rerun 2
Tape Date: April 14, 1967 (ABC #77-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 18, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. The dawn will soon come to Collinwood
and bring with it the unresolved troubles of another day. A man…
a frightening and violent man has disappeared, but the fears he
created have not disappeared with him. Wherever he is, some violence
is surely taking place.”
It is the next morning in the foyer at Collinwood. Jason
tells Elizabeth, “I’ve looked all over for Willie. I have no
idea where he is. Maybe he’s already left”, but Elizabeth
doesn’t believe it, “No, his things and the money are still here.
I can see him leaving without saying GoodBye, but I can’t
believe he would leave without the money!” She demands, “Find
him and take care of it!” Jason whines, “But I can’t. I don’t
know where he is!” Mrs. Johnson comes into the foyer and asks,
“I was going to make up Mr. Loomis’ room like you asked. You
told me he had left, but his things are still there”. Elizabeth
tells her, “Make up the room later in the day”. She turns to Jason
and sternly tells him, “Tell me when he’s gone” and leaves. Mrs.
Johnson remarks to Jason, “I don’t think your friend is planning
to leave.” Jason asks, “Why do you say that?” Mrs. Johnson
replies, “I saw him going into the tool shed last night.
He must have needed some tools for some reason”. Jason
asks, “Would you happen to know what?” Mrs. Johnson replies,
“No. You’re friends a strange man. When you talk to him, you
can tells he’s thinking something, but you never know what.
I thought you might know what he was doing. After all, you
know him quite well”. Jason replies, “No, this time I don’t”
Mrs. Johnson surprises Jason by telling him, “You know, in
a way, I’m sorry to see your friend go. Lately, we’ve gotten
to talking a lot.” Jason asks, “About what?” Mrs. Johnson
replies, “About the Collins Family, the ones that are dead”.
She points to the portrait of Barnabas and remarks, “One of his
favorite subjects was the young man in that portrait. For
some reason, he seemed real sorry to hear that that man moved
to England and died there”. She continues, “You know what
I think he was really interested – pity to say this – I think
he was really interested in the jewels that man is wearing”.
Jason asks, “Anything else you talked to him about?” Mrs.
Johnson replies, “We talked about all the Collins Family
Legends. He seemed especially interested in the legend
of Naomi Collins. She was reputed to have had her jewels
buried with her”. Jason asks, “Mrs. Johnson, where was
this Naomi Collins buried?” Mrs. Johnson replies, “Funny,
your friend asked me the exact same question. She’s buried
in that little cementary five miles north of here, Eagle Hill
Cemetary”. Jason, appearing to suspect something, puts on his
coat and leaves.
At Eagle Hill Cemetary, the caretaker finds the gate
to the Collins Family mausoleum open. He remarks “Someone’s
been in here!” He goes in. The secret door has been closed,
and Willie’s bag of tools are gone. Nothing seems to be amiss,
but the caretaker nevertheless exclaims, “Something’s in here
right now! Evil! I can feel it in the air! I know you’re here!”
Jason arrives at the cemetary and starts looking around
at the tombstones. He is only about 50 feet from the
mausoleum. The caretaker comes out of the mausoleum and
exclaims, “Go away! Go away! The living don’t belong here!”
Jason tells him, “I was looking for a friend of mine. A young
man”. The caretaker replies, “I should never have let him in
here! Criminal! He came here to disturb the dead! He claimed
to be a Collins coming here to pay his respects, but he was
no Collins!” He shows Jason the broken lock on the gate to
the mausoleum, telling him, “Your friend did this!” Jason
asks, “Did you see him do it?” The caretaker replies,
indignantly, “No. If I had seen him doing it, I would have
stopped him!” Jason asks, “Who’s buried in there?” The
caretaker replies, “Joshua Collins, his wife Naomi, and their
daugher Sarah. They have another son who’s buried in England”.
Jason, in spite of the caretaker’s protests, goes inside the
mausoleum. He sees that nothing’s amiss. He reads Naomi
Collins’ plaque and asks, “Is that the Naomi Collins who
is supposed to have had all her jewelry buried with her?”
The old man replies, “Yes. Strange, that’s the same question
your friend asked me”. Jason tells the caretaker, “You must
be mistaken. I don’t think it was my friend in here.” The
caretaker protests, “It must have been. Who else would have
broken the lock”. Jason tells him, “No, it couldn’t have
been my friend. There are no signs he was in here.”
He remarks, cryptically, “My friends not one who would’ve
gotten this far and not finished the job”. Suddenly, Jason
sees something lying on top of the right sargophagus. He
picks it up and looks at it. It’s the butt of a filter
cigarette . The old man doesn’t notice him doing this. Jason
and the old man exit the tomb. The caretaker tells Jason, “You
must tell your friend never to come here again!” Jason tells
him, “Look, I’ve already told you, he wasn’t the one here”, but
the expression on his face indicates that he knows otherwise…
Jason returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth confronts him in
the foyer and asks, “You STILL haven’t found him?” Jason
admits that he hasn’t. Mrs. Johnson comes out of the door
under the stairs and asks Elizabeth, “How many places should
I set for dinner, Ma’am? Is that Willie Loomis still here?”
Elizabeth turns to Jason and asks, “Well, is he?” Jason
complains, “I’m doing my best!” They both leave the room
in anger. Mrs. Johnson notices that Jason has put his coat
and overcoat on the table and remarks, irritation in her
voice, “Nobody ever hangs up anything in this house!”, picks
up Jason’s things and goes and hangs them up on the coat rack
near the door. There is are three knocks at the door. Mrs.
Johnson opens the door. A man, whose face we do not see, asks,
“I’d like to see Mrs. Stoddard if you’ll be so kind”. Mrs.
Johnson just stands there, a look of incredulity on her face.
The man asks, “This IS Collinwood, isn’t it, and Mrs. Elizabeth
Collins Stoddard does live here, doesn’t she?” Mrs. Johnson
replies, “Yes”. The man tells her, “Well, would you be so good
as to tell her her cousin is calling and is coming to pay his
respects”. Mrs. Johnson asks, “Cousin?” The man replies,
“Yes, from England”. Mrs. Johnson, still looking rather stunned,
replies, haltingly, “Oh, yes… England… I’ll go and tells Mrs.
Stoddard”. She motions for the man to come in, then starts up the
stairs. The man turns and looks at the portrait of Barnabas Collins
for a few seconds, then turns back, and we see why Mrs. Johnson
looks so shocked. He is the spitting image of the man in the
portrait. The man adds, “Oh, yes. Would you be so kind as to tell
her it’s Barnabas Collins…”
Worldvision Rerun 3
Tape Date: April 15, 1967 (ABC #78-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 19, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. Night is drawing nearer and nearer to
Collinwood. The man who disappeared into another night has not been
found, but out of the falling dusk another man has come. A stranger
who is not a stranger. A man with a face long familiar to those who
live at Collinwood… a man who has come a great distance, but who
still bears deep within him a soul shaped by the far country from
which he came.”
Elizabeth comes down, takes a look at Barnabas and exclaims,
“I don’t believe it! It IS Barnabas!” Barnabas replies, “And
you are Cousin Elizabeth”. Elizabeth continues, “It’s uncanny!”
Barnabas asks, “I beg your pardon?” Elizabeth points out the
portrait and asks, “That portrait over there, have you seen it?”
Barnabas replies, “Yes. It’s extraordinary, isn’t it?” Elizabeth
tells him, “Excuse me for staring, but I’d think I were looking
at a…” She pauses. Barnabas finishes her sentence for her,
“A ghost? The Collins have always had a persistent strain”.
Elizabeth, now seeming to have recovered from her initial shock,
tells the visitor, “Welcome to Collinwood”. Barnabas replies,
“Thank you, cousin”, takes her hand and kisses it. On his hand
is an onyx ring that looks just like the one in the portrait.
Elizabeth asks, “Excuse my curiosity, but I was under the
impression that the man in the portrait, the son of Joshua and
Naomi, died a few years after he arrived in England”. Barnabas
replies, “Yes, but before he did, he married and had a son. That
was my great, great grandfather”. Elizabeth tells him, “I’m
surprised. It’s not in the family histories”. Barnabas explains,
“You must take into consideration how communications were
back then. Two branches of a family seperated by some distance
could lose track of its members very quickly”. Elizabeth invites
him into the drawing room. Inside, Elizabeth remarks, “So, there’s
a whole branch of the Collins Family flourishing in England”.
Barnabas replies, “Flourishing is hardly the word. I’m the last
surviving member”. Elizabeth asks Barnabas to sit down, then asks,
“What brings you here?” Barnabas replies, “I’m only here
for a visit, but I might decide to settle down here
permanently”. Elizabeth tells him, “You must tell me more.
Would you like to stay for dinner?” Barnabas replies, “No,
I wouldn’t want to intrude. Perhaps another time”. Elizabeth
tells him, “I wish I could ask you to stay here at Collinwood,
but we have temporary guests here”. Barnabas replies, “I
prefer independent dwellings anyway”. Elizabeth tells him,
“You must come here again and often”. Barnabas remarks,
“I’ve always loved Collinwood. It’s just as I remember it”.
Elizabeth asks, “Remember it? But I thought this was your
first time here”. Barnabas explains, “Yes it is, but I’ve
heard so many stories and seen so many drawings of Collinwood,
I feel as if I’ve been here before. I even know about the old
house where our ancestors used to live”. He tells Elizabeth,
“Now, I apoligize for troubling you. My travels have tired me.
I have to go and rest”.
Vicky and David come down the stairs. David is dressed to
go out to play. Vicky warns him, “Make sure you come back in
time for dinner tonight. Mrs. Johnson got quite angry when you
were late for dinner last night”. David retorts, “I don’t think
she was mad at ME. I think she was mad because Mr. Loomis never
showed up at all”.
After seeing David off, Vicky goes into the drawing room.
Elizabeth introduces her to cousin Barnabas. Barnabas asks
Vicky, “Why do you let them call you Vicky when Victoria
is such a beautiful name? So beautiful I wouldn’t want to lose
a syllable of it!”, and kisses her hand. Elizabeth remarks to
Vicky, “I don’t have to tell you he’s a Collins”. Vicky replies,
“No you don’t! He looks just like that portrait in the foyer!”
Barnabas bows to Vicky and says, “Good Evening, Victoria”,
excuses himself and leaves. Vicky tells Elizabeth,
“What an extraordinary man! He was almost…” She pauses
to think of the word, then finishes, “…courtly!” Vicky
and Elizabeth then discuss Willie’s strange disappearance.
David is playing inside the old house, jumping off the steps
from progressively higher steps. He hurts himself and sits
on the floor, rubbing his knee. The doors opens. David asks,
“Who’s there?” A voice answers, “Barnabas”. David asks,
“Barnabas Collins?” The man replies, “Yes. Do you recognize
me?” David replies, “Yes! I’ve seen your portrait a MILLION
times!” Barnabas remarks, “MY portrait? You mean my ancestor’s
portrait”. David asks, “You mean you’re not the man in the
foyer? You’re not a ghost?” Barnabas replies, “No. Do you
believe in ghosts?” David replies, “Yes. I talk to them
here sometimes”. He takes Barnabas to the portrait of
Josette Collins and remarks, “Like her. I talk to her a
lot. When she comes, the portrait starts to glow and
you can smell Jasmine in the air. She’s a good ghost. She
protects you if you’re a Collins”. David asks, “Would you
like me to show you the old house? There are lots of secret
passages upstairs”. Barnabas replies, “Yes. I know all about
this house. Like I was telling your Aunt, I’ve been hearing
stories about Collinwood since I was a child”. David asks,
“Even the secret passage to the roof?” Barnabas replies, “Yes.
It’s a spiral staircase…” David, surprised that he would
know even about that one, exclaims, “That’s right! You can
go up there adn get a view of Widow’s Hill. I like to go up
there a lot. It’s especially especially beautiful at the
sunrise. A lot of times I sneak here before sunrise, go up
there and watch all the colors change as the sun comes up”.
Barnabas remarks, “Sunrise…” in a very sad tone of voice.
David asks, “What’s wrong? You seem sad, as if you’d lost
something a long time ago”. Barnabas denies it.
David returns to Collinwood and asks, “Is Mr. Loomis back
yet?” Elizabeth replies, “No”. David remarks, “I thought it
was him at the old house, but it turned out to be Barnabas”.
Elizabeth asks, “Barnabas was at the old house?” David replies,
“Yes”. Elizabeth wonders, “Why would he want to go to the old
house?” David looks at the portrait of Barnabas and remarks,
“You know, they don’t really look that much alike at all.
The man in the picture looks MEAN, but the man at the old
house looked more like he was sad, like he’d lost something”.
At the old house, Barnabas looks at the portrait of Josette
and remarks, “I was a Collins. Why didn’t you protect me? Where
were you when I was turned into something even my own father
loathed? The chains he bound me with have been broken, and now
I can continue with my life, whatever that may bring!”
Worldvision Rerun 4
Tape Date: April 18, 1967 (ABC #79-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 20, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. These are uneasy days at Collinwood,
for two mysterious strangers have invaded the privacy of the great
house creating doubts and fears in the minds of every member of the
Collins family. One of them has disappeared, and that in itself has
created an even greater mystery.”
Jason comes downstairs into the drawing room and asks
Elizabeth, “Liz, was Willie in this house last night?”
Elizabeth replies, “No”. Jason tells her, “Well, someone was
here, either Willie or someone else. All his things, his
clothes, his sea bag, are gone from his room. Could he have
come in in the middle of the night and taken them?” ELizabeth
tells her, “No, that would’ve been impossible. Every door to
the house is locked securely at night”. Jason remarks, “Well,
Willie has a way of getting past locks”. Elizabeth asks, “What
about the money?” Jason refuses to give it back to her, saying
“I’m holding it for him”. They begin to argue. Carolyn comes
into the room and asks them what they are arguing about.
Elizabeth replies, “Argument? We weren’t arguing. You must
have been mistaken”. Carolyn shouts, “I know. You’re really
telling me to mind my own business, aren’t you?” and runs
Joe Haskell and Burke Devlin are at the bar of the Blue
Whale. Burke asks Joe, “How’s Maggie?” Joe replies, “Never
better”. Burke remarks, “Is it my imagination or do I smell
orange blossoms in the future?” Joe replies, “Could be”. Burke
offers a toast, “To you and Maggie”. Carolyn comes into the
bar. Burke asks, “Hello, Carolyn, how are you?”, but Carolyn
just ignores him. Burke tells Joe, “I suppose I deserved that”.
Joe replies, “No argument from me”. Burke remarks, “Maybe I was
a heel. Maybe if I apoligized to her. She’s a nice kid. I’m
really sorry I hurt her”. Joe suggests, “Well, maybe if you told
her you were sorry”. Burke goes to Carolyn and offers to buy her
a drink and tries to apoligize to her, but she tells him,
“I’m very upset about how things are going at Collinwood and I
don’t feel like talking to you. Please go away”. Burke goes
back to the bar and says, “No sale”. Joe tells him, “Let me
talk to her” and goes to Carolyn’s table and sits down. Joe
asks Carolyn, “How are you?” Carolyn replies, “Miserable”.
Joe asks “Why?” Carolyn replies, “Mother, the whole situation
at Collinwood”. Joe tells her, “If there’s ever anything I can
do, just ask. We’re still friends, remember”. Carolyn remarks,
“I notice you’re quite friendly with Burke right now. Why?”
Joe replies, “There’s no reason for us to be enemies anymore.
There’s no reason why you can’t be friends with him either”.
Carolyn remarks, “There are MILLIONS of them!” She then
admits, “I’m afraid of talking to him. I know he was using me,
but deep down, I hoped he really loved me. I’m afraid of talking
to him because I might find out I’m wrong. What do you think?”.
Joe replies, “I would be the last guy to know the answer to
that question. Maybe you should talk to him and find out
once and for all. Believe me, it’ll be the best thing. Bye,
I have to go meet Maggie. Think about what I said”. Joe leaves.
Carolyn turns and looks at Burke. She sees Burke looking
at her. Carolyn turns away. Burke turns away too. Carolyn
thinks for a bit, then goes to the bar and asks Burke, “Hello,
Burke. That offer of a drink still open?” Burke replies that
it is. He calls, “Bartender!”, then orders a couple of drinks.
Burke and Carolyn go to her table. The bartender brings the
drinks. Burke thanks him, “Thanks, Bob”. Carolyn asks,
“What shall we drink to?” Burke replies, “Whatever you want”.
Carolyn toasts, “To old times”. Burke apoligizes to Carolyn
for using her to get at the Collins family. Carolyn is disappointed
to find that he just wants to be friends and leaves. Burke offers
her a ride, but she refuses, “I’ll call a taxi. I feel like being
At Collinwood, Elizabeth explodes, “NO, Jason, I will NOT
give you any more money. I’ve already given you $500″. Jason
replies, “That was for Willie”. Elizabeth asks, “All right,
how much do you want to clear out of here for good?” Jason
protests, “Now how can you talk to me like that? I was a
great help to you 18 years ago”. Elizabeth replies, “You’ve
brought me nothing but grief and unhappiness for the last 18
years!” Carolyn, who’s just come home and come into the foyer,
hears this last sentence. She goes into the drawing room and asks,
“You two were arguing again. Don’t deny it this time. I heard it
clearly!” She demands to know what they were arguing about.
Elizabeth admits that they were arguing, but lies, “We were arguing
about the night Willie tried to …” She pauses, then says,
“…bother you”. Carolyn asks, “That’s all?” Elizabeth
replies, “Yes”. Elizabeth complains that she has a headache
and goes up to her room. Carolyn asks, “What were you REALLY
talking about? What did she mean whe she said that you caused
her nothing but grief and unhappiness for the last 18 years? Why 18
years? What happened 18 years ago?” Jason replies, “She didn’t
mean anything. She just lost her temper”. Carolyn replies, “I
don’t believe you. I think she’s afraid of you”. Jason
asks, “Why should she be?” Carolyn replies, “I don’t know,
but I intend to find out!” Jason warns, “I wish you would
stop asking so many questions. For your mother’s sake. You
could get her into trouble. You could get her into SERIOUS
Worldvision Rerun 5
Tape Date: April 17, 1967 (ABC #80-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 21, 1967 Friday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. There are two great houses at Collinwood.
One, alive with the present, the other, slowly decaying, filled with the
dead memories of the past.”
Vicky goes to the old house to look for David. She calls
out “David!”, but receives no answer. Suddenly, the front
door shuts. Vicky, suspecting David, shouts, “David! I know
you did that!” She goes to open the door but finds that
she can’t. Hearing footsteps, she turns around and sees Barnabas
coming down the stairs. He greets her, “Miss Winters”. Vicky
replies, “Mr. Collins”. Barnabas apoligizes for startling her.
Vicky remarks, “I didn’t expect to find you here”. Barnabas
explains, “I was reliving my ancestor’s past”. Vicky explains,
“The wind shut the door and I can’t open it”. Barnabas goes
and opens it for her, explaining, “There’s a techinique to it.
The door has a tendency to stick”. Vicky asks, “How could you
know that?” Barnabas replies, “I know everything there is to
know about this house, from conversations, letters, journals”.
Vicky remarks, “It must have been very beautiful once”. Barnabas
replies, “It’s very beautiful now”. Vicky asks, “How can you
say that? It’s falling apart!” Barnabas replies, “This house
will never fall apart. It was built to last forever” and
compares it to the pyramids. Vicky protests, “Nothing lasts
forever”. Barnabas corrects himself, “Indefinitely, then.
You do know the difference between foreveer and indefinitely,
don’t you?” Vicky replies that she does, that indefinitely
doesn’t mean forever, just with no definite end time.
Barnabas tells her about the building of the house, “The foundation
was made from rocks left by the glaciers tens of thousands
of years ago, the beams were made from wood from ancient forests,
that chandelier was imported from France, the bricks were imported
from Holland, the wallpaper was painted by a Belgian artist, the
parquet floor was made by an Italian craftsman, the moldings, the
effort of a Spanish craftsman. It was a house to be envied by
a prince”. He voice then saddens, and he tells her, “In spite
of this, there was never any real happiness in this house, never
any real love. The beautiful exterior belied the hatred in
this room. This room saw much hatred, it saw the members of
the family devour each other. On this staircase, a father hurled
words at a son, words that would lead to the death of the son”.
He laughs strangely. Vicky remarks, “There’s one difference
between this house and the pyramids. This house wasn’t built
to be a tomb”. Barnabas echoes, “Yes, it wasn’t BUILT to be a tomb”
in a strange tone of voice.
Roger returns to Collinwood. In the foyer, Carolyn asks
him how his trip was. Roger replies, “Same as always. New
England Chowder and Indian pudding. I got the recipe for
the Indian pudding for Mrs. Johnson, not that I think it’ll
really help”. Roger asks, “How’s your mother?” Carolyn replies,
“Physically, she’s OK, but there is something bothering her,
and I’m sure it has something to do with Jason McGuire”.
She brings him up to date, telling him Willie seems to
have left. Roger quips, “Maybe he got an invitation from
the …of Monte Carlo, or maybe he just got tired of
Mrs. Johnson’s famous boiled dinners”. Carolyn tells Roger,
“Oh yes, there’s a new Collins in town, a Barnabas Collins”.
Roger asks, “Barnabas Collin? The only Barnabas Collins I’ve
ever heard of is the one in the portrait in the foyer”. Carolyn
explains, “He’s descended from that one”.
Barnabas and Vicky come in through the front door into the
foyer. Barnabas tells Vicky, “I’m glad you invited me up here”.
They go into the drawing room. Barnabas tells Roger, “Glad
to see that the family is flourishing here. In England, I’m
all that’s left”. Roger remarks, “We’re all alive here”.
Barnabas replies, “It’s that aliveness that interests me”.
Roger takes Barnabas into the study to talk, leaving Vicky
and Carolyn in the foyer. Carolyn asks Vicky, “Like him?” Vicky
replies, “Yes, but there’s something odd about him. The way he
talks. The words he chooses. It’s almost as if they have another
meaning, as if he were really talking to himself. It’s strange how
much he knew about the old house. You know how the front door
there tends to stick? He knew how to open it right away, as if
he’d done it a hundred times before”.
Roger and Barnabas are in the study. Roger explains to
Barnabas, “This is where Joshua Collins used to conduct most
of his business”. Roger asks Barnabas what he’d like a drink.
Barnabas replies, “Sherry”. Roger takes a bottle of sherry out.
Barnabas remarks, “Amontillado, I see”. Roger replies, “Yes.
It’s always been a great family favorite. Jeremiah drank it
frequently”. Barnabas tells him, “Yes, I know. I understand
Jeremiah Collins owned some vineyards in Spain, near Malaga”.
Roger replies, “Yes. In fact they stayed in the family long after
Jeremiah’s death. I think the family didn’t finally sell them
until a little after World War II”. Roger pours two
drinks and they drink a toast to the Collins Family. Roger,
seeing the ring on Barnabas’s finger, remarks, “That ring!
I’ve seen it before! It’s unmistakable! It’s in that portrait
of Barnabas Collins in the foyer. He’s wearing the exact same
ring! Handed down to you, was it?” Barnabas replies, “Yes. Handed
down”. Roger asks, “May I ask you why you came here?” Barnabas
replies, “Europe was a lonely place for me. When you’re as wealthy
as me, it’s hard to make real friends. So I came to a place
where I could find family and, hopefully, friends”. He adds
that he also came to do business, and asks Roger about
investment possibilities. Roger replies, “Well, I’m not the
best investment counselor in the area, but I think I can get
you pointed in the right direction”. Barnabas asks, “Are there
any shipyards in the area?” Roger tells him, “There’s one,
but I don’t think they’ve built many ships of late”. Barnabas
remarks, “Maybe I could change that”. Roger says, “If that’s
your line”. Barnabas replies, “Yes, as it was with the
original Barnabas Collins”.
Roger takes Barnabas out into the foyer. Vicky and
Carolyn are there. Barnabas remarks, “The old Collins Family
was not known for their friendliness. The new one is friendly
After Barnabas leaves, Carolyn asks Roger, “Well, Uncle
Roger, you spent most of the time with him. What do you
think of him?” Roger replies that he thinks Barnabas is
a very nice man. He gestures at the portrait of the original
Barnabas and remarks, “Did you notice it, the ring. He
was wearing the very same ring!”. Vicky looks at the portrait
and exclaims, “The portrait! The resemblance is amazing!”
Carolyn remarks, “It’s more than just a resemblance. It’s almost
as if this were actually a painting of HIM!”.
Outside, amid the sound of dogs howling, Barnabas stares
at the house…
Worldvision Rerun 6
Tape Date: April 19, 1967 (ABC #81-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 24, 1967 Monday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. Violent intent has many consequences as
those discover who commit themselves to carry out such intentions.
This man is prepared to do just that.”
Burke Devlin goes to the Blue Whale. He sees Maggie sitting
alone at a table. He goes to her and asks, “Mind if I join
you?” She replies, “Sure. Go ahead”. He sits down and asks,
“Where’s Joe?” She replies, “I wish I knew”. Burke jokes,
“You’ve got to tell him to get a watch. That sundial of his
doesn’t work at night!” Maggie tells Burke, “You did something
we all appreciate. It was very effective. That’s the only
way to handle someone like Willie”. Burke remarks, “That’s
why I came here, to see how effective I was”. Jason comes
into the Blue Whale. Maggie tells Burke, “I think you’re
about to find out just how effective you were. Jason McGuire’s
just come in”.
Jason goes to the bar. Burke goes to him. He asks about
Willie, saying, “I haven’t seen him around for awhile. Is
he gone?”. Jason replies, “If I told you he was, you probably
wouldn’t believe me, would you?” Burke replies, “No, I probably
wouldn’t”. Jason asks, “Then what’s the point of asking me?”,
then admits, “I have no idea where he is”. Burke warns him,
“If he comes back here, there’ll be trouble. From me!”
Burke goes back to Maggie’s table and tells her, “No one
seemes to know where Willie is”. Joe finally arrives and sits
down at the table. He apoligizes to Maggie for being late.
Maggie asks Joe, “What’s wrong? You looked depressed”. Joe
explains, “I been visiting an Uncle who owns a farm a few miles
outside of town. He’s been looking all day for a missing calf.
I was helping him. It was very strange. There were no break
in the fences for it to have gotten out. This was a very
special calf. My uncle kept it in a special place, but this
morning, it was gone. There were no tracks to indicate
that it was stolen, nothing. Finally, we found the calf,
just a little while ago. It was on the other side of town.
It was dead. My uncle had a vet take a look at it. It wasn’t
injured in any way, but it had died of a loss of blood. There
wasn’t a drop of blood in the entire body. The strange thing,
there wasn’t a trace of blood around the body either. It’s
like someone drained all the blood from it somewhere else
and dumped the body there. The vet said the blood was extracted
through two puncture marks in the neck. Now who would drain
all the blood from a calf and dispose of the most valuable
Willie comes into the Blue Whale. Maggie says, “Burke…”
Burke looks and sees Willie at the bar. He can’t believe it.
He does a double take and exclaims, “It’s him!” Joe remarks,
“Some people never learn.” Burke remarks,” I guess I’ll just
have to repeat the lesson!” He goes to the bar and says loudly,
“Loomis!” Willie doesn’t respond. Burke shouts, “Loomis!”
Willie turns and asks, “What is it?” Burke tells him, “It
took a lot of nerve for you to come back here!” He reminds
him he ordered him to leave town. Willie promises, “I won’t
cause any trouble. I’m sorry about what happened last time”.
Noticing that Willie is acting strangely, his voice trembling,
Burke asks, “Loomis? Are you all right? We got pretty rough
last time. You’re not hurt, are you?” Willie replies, “No”.
Burke asks, “What’s the matter then?” Willie replies, “Nothing”.
Burke tells Willie, “I notice you haven’t touched your drink.
Why don’t you have a drink?” Willie tries to, but his hand
trembles so much he can only manage to raise the glass
about halfway to his mouth. He gives up and puts it back
down on the table. Burke asks, “What’s wrong, Willie?”,
but Willie begs, “Leave me alone! Please!” Burke replies,
“Sure” and leaves.
Burke goes to a table where Jason is sitting, points out
Willie to him and tells him, “Your pal’s in bad shape.
Something’s wrong with him, something very strange!”
Jason asks, “What do you mean?” Burke replies, “His whole
personality’s different. He’s shaking like a leaf.” Jason
remarks, “Willie? Shaking!?” Burke theorizes, “Maybe he
hurt himself badly when I knocked him down”. Jason replies,
“No, he was the same old self the day after the fight”.
Burke tells him, “Well, he’s not the same old self now.
Take a look for yourself”. Jason replies, “I will” and
goes to Willie.
Jason asks Willie, “You in trouble?” Willie replies, “No”.
Jason asks, “What’s the matter?”, but Willie just replies,
“I don’t want to talk about it!” Jason tells Willie, “I happen
to know you went to the cemetary”. Willie exclaims, “NO!”
Jason continues, “I know you were there. You have a bad habit
of leaving cigarette butts on the edge of things”. Jason
notes that the cigarette is Willie’s Brand, a “fancy foreign”
cigarette not sold locally. Willie still denies he had gone
to the cemetary. Jason tells him, “I know what you’re planning
to do. You were asking a lot of questions about the Collins
Family. You’re planning to rob a grave, aren’t you? Well, you’d
better not!” He tells him he has $500 and will give it to him
if he leaves town. Willie refuses, saying, “I don’t want it.
I’ll be staying here”.
Burke wonders what happened to Willie, but Joe doesn’t
appear to be listening. All he can talk about is, “I just
keep thinking about that calf, lying there with all it’s
Jason notices that there are bloodstains on Willie’s
sleeve. He asks, “Willie. There are specks of blood on you
sleeve!” He reaches out to investigate, but Willie grabs
his wrist and won’t let him. Jason asks, “Willie! Why
are there specks of blood on your wrist?”
Worldvision Rerun 7
Tape Date: April 20, 1967 (ABC #82-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 25, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. A deceptive calm hovers over Collinwood,
for a man of great violence appears to be no longer violent. Yet fear
and suspicion still persist. The false quiet may predict a new rush of
destruction, the false calm may disguise the presence of an even greater
violence, and the sinister stillness may obscure an unmentionable evil.”
Willie doesn’t say anything. Jason tells him, “I’m waiting
for an answer, Willie!”. Willie lies that it isn’t blood,
but Jason tells him, “I know blood when I see it” and asks,
“You were in a fight, weren’t you, Willie?” Willie tries to
leave, but Jason grabs him and refuses to let him. He tells
him, “Look at it and tell me that’s not blood, Willie!”
Willie whines, “Please, I don’t want to look at it! Don’t
make me look at it!” Jason tells Willie, “You’re in trouble,
aren’t you, Willie?” He volunteers to help him, but Willie
just tells him, “Leave me alone!” Burke comes up and asks,
“Your friend sick or what?” Jason tells Burke he’s going
to take Willie back to Collinwood. Burke suggests that he
take him to a hospital instead.
At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Carolyn are arguing. Elizabeth
tells Carolyn, “It’s too late for you to go out!” She tells
Carolyn that she knows why she’s still going out all the
time, that she knows she’s still afraid Willie will come back.
She assures her Willie is gone forever. Carolyn replies, “But
you’re not absoulutely sure of that!” The front doors open.
It is Jason and Willie. Jason tells Elizabeth, “You don’t
have to worry. Willie just came here to apoligize”. Willie
apoligizes. Elizabeth remarks, “I’m not impressed by this
act”. Jason insists that Willie is sincere. Carolyn is
suspicious. She tells Elizabeth, “Now we’ve heard the tender
pitch. I wonder what’s next.” Jason asks to talk to Elizabeth
in private. Carolyn remarks, “You’ll be sorry”.
With Elizabeth and Jason inside, Carolyn tells Willie she
doesn’t believe his apology. Willie tells her, “I did mean
it” and apoligizes to her again. Carolyn is surprised at
the sincerity of his apology and asks, “Are you all right?”
Willie tells her he is. Carolyn leaves. Willie glances at
the portrait of Barnabas.
Inside the drawing room, Elizabeth exclaims, “What difference
does it make if I believe him or not? All right, thank Willie
for his apology, and tell him I wish him a happy journey.”
In the foyer, Willie cowers, eyes averted, trying not to
look at the picture. But he can’t help himself. He takes a
look at it and screams, “AHHHHH!”
Inside the drawing room, Jason and Elizabeth hear Willie
screaming. They go out into the foyer and find Willie lying
on the floor, unconscious.
Willie awakens and finds himself in bed, Jason standing
above him. He asks where he is. Jason tells him, “In your
room at Collinwood”. Jason asks, “What happened? Are you all
right? I’m sure Liz will change her mind and let you stay
here now”. Willie exclaims, “No! I can’t stay here!” Jason
tells him, “Quiet! I’ll go down and talk to Liz”. Willie
tells him, “Tell her I apoligize. Tell her I’m sorry”.
Jason remarks, “You really ARE sick, aren’t you?”
Jason tells Elizabeth that Willie is very sick and will
have to stay at Collinowood for until he recovers.
Elizabeth tells Jason, “I knew it was leading to this!”
She tells Jason she’s dubious. Jason tells her, “The boy is
too sick to leave. If you don’t believe me, call a doctor”.
Elizabeth still refuses to believe it’s anything more than
a trick. Jason remarks, “Elizabeth, just because someone did
something in the past doesn’t necessarily mean they’re always
going to be bad. After all, I’ve never thought of you as being
nothing more than a criminal! Now my friend, can he stay?”
Elizabeth reluctantly replies, “He may stay”.
Elizabeth tries to explain to Carolyn about Willie’s staying.
To her surprise, Carolyn replies, “I understand. I don’t think
there’s anything else you can do. You can’t throw a sick man
out onto the streets. I thought there was something wrong
with him when he was apoligizing”. She tells Elizabeth that
Willie acted even sicker when she and Jason were in the drawing
room. She tells her, “He seemed numb and in pain at the same
time. Not physically, but mentally, spirtually. I think something
strange has happened to him, something very, very strange.”
Jason goes up to Willie and tells him, “I’ve talked to Liz.
She’s going to let you stay here as long as it takes you to
get better.” Willie again says, “I don’t want to stay here!”
Jason takes Willie’s jacket off so he can rest better. He
notices that Willie’s right wrist is bandaged and remarks,
“You’re hurt!” Willie refuses to talk about it. Jason asks,
“What happened? Was it a knife fight? You probably fainted
from loss of blood.” Willie reacts strangely to the word
“blood”, exclaiming, “Blood?!” Jason reaches out for Willie’s
wrist, but Willie pulls away, exclaiming, “No one touches it!
No one! Stay away! You stay away from me!”
Worldvision Rerun 8
Tape Date: April 21, 1967 (ABC #83-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 26, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
“My name is Victoria Winters. It is late afternoon at Collinwood,
and lengthening afternoon shadows are beginning to creep across
the walls of the great house. For one man, a man who has been struck
down by a mysterious illness, there is terror in the coming nightfall,
danger in the lengthening shadows, and his heart is numbed by fear.”
It is now late afternoon. Willie awakens and asks Jason,
who’s in his room with him, “What time is it?” Jason replies,
“A few minutes to four”. Willie shouts, “I’ve got to get outta
here!”, but Jason tells him, “You can’t. You’re too sick
to go anywhere! You need to rest. I’ve got to get you a doctor.”
Willie shouts, “NO! I don’t need a doctor!” Jason retorts, “Yes
you do. What happened to your right wrist?” Willie insists,
“Nothing!”, but Jason grabs his arm and takes the bandages off.
He is surprised to find only a small wound and remarks, “You’re
right. It is nothing, only a little scratch”. He takes a closer
look at the arm then remarks, “Your arm, Willie. It’s strange.
I don’t see any veins. And the color. It’s gray. It looks
almost like your arm has been drained of all it’s blood”.
Willie asks, “Drained of blood?!” Jason replies, “I mean it
looks like you’ve lost a lot of blood. But how could you have
through this little scratch?” Willie explans, “I got into
a bar fight. The other guy had a razor. The wound wasn’t that
big, but it bled a lot”. Jason asks, “Are you telling me
the truth?” Willie insists that he is, then loses consciousness.
Carolyn tells Vicky that Willie is going to be staying at
Collinwood again, explaining that he’s sick. Vicky tells
Carolyn, “I don’t like the idea of Willie staying here again,
even if he is sick”. Carolyn replies, “Me either. In fact,
I’m more afraid of him now than I was before”. Vicky asks,
“What do you mean?” Carolyn tells her, “It almost seems like
it isn’t Willie now. It almost seems like he’s a completely
different person, quiet, passive. I know it sounds crazy”.
Jason comes downstairs. Carolyn asks, “How’s Willie?” Jason
replies, “He came to for a few minutes, but went to sleep
again”. He asks Vicky, “Could you do me a favor? Could you
asks Mrs. Johnson to prepare a tray for Willie? He’s very
weak. He might need some nourishment when he wakes up”.
Vicky leaves to do so. Carolyn asks Jason, “Can we talk?”
They go into the drawing room.
In the drawing room, Carolyn asks Jason, “Where did Willie
go while he was away from Collinwood?” Jason replies, “I don’t
know”. She asks, “What did you mean when you told me not to
ask too many questions or I’d get my mother into trouble?”
Jason refuses to tell her, saying only, “I’m a friend of
your mother’s. I’m just trying to protect her. I’d like to
be your friend too, if you’d let me”. Carolyn replies, “I
don’t believe you. I know Mother’s in some kind of trouble
and you’re the cause of it!”. Jason remarks, “Sorry you believe
Upstairs, Willie is tossing and turning in bed. He moans,
“It can’t get dark again! Please don’t let it get dark again!
Don’t let it happen again. I’m scared! I’m scared!” Vicky comes
into the room carrying a tray. Willie cries out, “Who’s there?”
Vicky replies, “It’s Vicky”. Willie says, “Oh, Vicky. What do
you want?” Vicky tells him, “I have a tray for you. Mrs. Johnson
made some dinner for you”. Willie, in an alarmed tone of voice,
exclaims, “Dinner?! It’s time for dinner?!” Vicky replies,
“Almost”. Willie asks, “Is it dark out yet?” Vicky peeks
through the curtains, looks out the window and tells him,
“It’s starting to get a little dark out”. Willie asks, “But
there’s still some light?” Vicky replies, “Yes”. Willie
exclaims, “Then there’s still time!” Vicky asks, “Time for
what?” Willie replies, “Nothing”. Vicky puts the tray down on
the table by the bed and tells Willie, “I’ll leave the
tray right here”. Willie explodes, “OK. Now get out!”,
then immediately apoligizes to Vicky for shouting at her.
He tells her, “Just go, please”. Vicky replies, “All right”
and leaves. Willie gets out of bed and goes to put on his
jacket. He looks at his bandaged right wrist and a look
of fear comes across his face. He puts on his coat. Jason
comes in and asks, “What are you doing up? Where are you
going?” Willie replies, “I’ve got to get out of this house!
They don’t like me. They don’t want me here. I’ve got to
to leave!” Jason replies, “Now I’m not going to argue.
You’re too sick to leave!” He takes Willie’s coat off and
puts him back to bed. He asks, “Why don’t you tell me
what’s wrong?”, but Willie insists, “Nothing’s wrong”. Jason
tells Willie, “I’m going to take care of you whether you like
it or not”. After a few minutes, Willie falls asleep and Jason
As soon as Jason leaves, Willie, who’s been feigning
sleep, opens his eyes. He gets out of bed, opens the window,
looks out and exclaims, “OH! It’s too late! It’s dark! It’s
too late! It’s too late!” He hears the sound of a heartbeat,
and says, “It’s calling me! I hear, and I’m coming”.
Willie sneaks out of his room and goes downstairs. He’s
so weak, he nearly falls down the stairs, but manages to make
it down to the foyer. He looks at the portrait of Barnabas and
hears the heartbeat again. Jason comes into the foyer and
sees Willie. He exclaims, “Willie!” and grabs him. Willie
shouts, “Let me go! Let me go!”, but Jason refuses to let
him go, saying, “Not until you do some explaining. Where
are you going that’s so important?” Willie wails, “I just
have to leave! Please let me go!” Jason refuses, saying,
“You’re not going anywhere buy back to bed. You’re so
weak you can hardly stand”. He starts to drag Willie
back upstairs. At first Willie seems compliant, but suddenly,
he pulls free of Jason’s grasp, runs back downstairs, opens
the front door and runs out. The sound of a car starting
and leaving is heard. Jason grabs his coat from the coatrack,
runs outside, and the sound of a second car starting and
leaving is heard.
Willie goes to Eagle Hill Cemetary and goes to the Collins
Seconds later, the sound of a car stopping is heard. Jason
comes running into the cemetary.
In the tomb, Willie pulls the ring in the lion’s mouth. The
door opens, and the sound of a heart beating starts. Willie goes
into the secret room and closes the secret door behind him.
Jason goes into the mausoleum. All is quiet. Looking around
but finding nothing, he leaves. As soon as he is gone, the sound
of a heart beating starts again.
Worldvision Rerun 9
Tape Date: April 23, 1967 (ABC #84-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 27, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
“My name is Victoria Winters. There are those who walk the path of
darkness, a path that can never be lighted by good becuase evil hides
itself too well in the night, choosing the moment that it will reveal
A few minutes after Jason exits the tomb, Barnabas comes
walking out of it too…
At Collinwood, Roger is talking on the phone in the drawing
room. In a puzzled tone of voice, he asks, “Are you sure? Would
you mind checking again?” After he hangs up, he tells Elizabeth,
“Well, that’s strange. I tried reaching Barnabas at the
Collinsport Inn, but they say he’s not staying there.” He
adds, “Anywhere else would be a flophouse. There’s not another
decent hotel for a thousand miles”. Elizabeth suggests, “Maybe
he’s staying with friends”. Roger suggests to Elizabeth
that they let him stay at Collinwood. Elizabeth replies that
she doesn’t think that would be such a good idea with Jason
and Willie here. Roger, somewhat angry, remarks, “I don’t
see why you let those two sea dogs stay here but not a member
of the family!” Elizabeth tells him, “I get the feeling from
talking to him that Barnabas wouldn’t accept anyway”. There’s
a knock at the front door. Roger goes to answer. It’s Barnabas.
Roger remarks, “Elizabeth and I were just discussing you.
I tried reaching you at the Collinsport Inn but they said
you weren’t staying there. We were wondering where you were
staying”. Roger takes Barnabas into the drawing room then asks,
“We were just wondering about your accomadations. We were
thinking you might like to stay here”. Barnabas thanks them
but declines then says, “I have a counterproposal. There’s
something I’d really like to do. I’d like to move into the
old house”. Roger and Elizabeth are puzzled. Roger exclaims,
“But it’s inhabitable! It’s in a state of decay!” Barnabas
replies, “It’s not in a state of decay. Disuse, maybe, but not
decay”. Elizabeth asks, “But why do you want to live there?”
Barnabas explains, “That house has been on my mind for many
years. I know every inch of it! I was brought up with that
house as the background for the stories of our family I heard.
I saw my family die away until I was the last one of that branch
that lived in that old house”. Elizabeth asks something which
has been on her mind, “I had the impression that the original
Barnabas died in England without having married”. Barnabas
replies, “I can assure you that I’m the product of a proper
union. Communications vere very bad in those days”. Roger asks
Barnabas, “But the old house is dreary and moldy. There’s no
electricity there”. Barnabas replies, “I don’t need electricity”.
Roger adds, “But it’s filthy there”. Barnabas replies, “I’ll
have it cleaned up”. He adds, “I can assure you I’ll bear
any costs there may be to make it livable. And of course, I’ll
pay whatever rent you consider reasonable”. Roger replies,
“We wouldn’t think of charging you any rent! But wouldn’t
it be better for you to stay here in the main house?” Barnabas
insists he’d prefer to stay at the old house. Elizabeth
tells him, “I’m worried that the old house might not be safe to
live in. I’ll have to think about it for a few days.” She
promises Barnabas that she’ll let him know and leaves the
room. Barnabas asks Roger to try to convince Elizabeth to
let him live in the old house.
Jason McGuire is in the study pouring himself a drink.
Elizabeth come in and asks, “Where is Willie? Mrs. Johnson
went into his room to get his tray and found he wasn’t there!”
Jason replies, “He went out”. Elizabeth remarks, “I thought he
was too sick to move”. Jason replies, “He is. I tried to stop
him from going, but he’s a headstrong young man…” Elizabeth
tells him, “If he’s strong enough to go out of the house, he’s
strong enough to leave permanently!” Jason insists that Willie
is too sick to go. Elizabeth asks, “Why don’t you call a doctor,
then?” Jason replies, “Willie doesn’t want a doctor”. Elizabeth
exasperatedly announces, “I want him out of here! I’m going
to put an end to this right now!” Jason retorts, “Now you
don’t want to do that. The only end there is for us involves
Roger and Barnabas walk out into the foyer. Roger promises
Barnabas he’ll try to convince Elizabeth to let him live in the
old house. Barnabas asks, “Oh yes. About that shipyard I was
interested in buying. I’d like the address of the owner, if
that’s possible”. Roger replies, “Give me a minute. I’ll get it
for you” and leaves the foyer. Barnabas looks around the foyer.
Jason comes out of the door under the stairs into the foyer.
He sees Barnabas and says, “Hello”. Barnabas replies, “Hello”.
Jason asks, “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?” Barnabas
replies, “Never”. Jason continues, “I’m sure I’ve seen you
somewhere before”. Barnabas insists that that’s impossible.
Jason explains, “I’m a friend of the family”. Barnabas asks,
“Are you enjoying your stay here?” Jason replies, “Indeed I am.
This is a marvelous old house”. He thinks for a bit then asks,
“How did you know I was staying here?” Barnabas replies, “Someone
must have mentioned it to me”. Jason once again remarks, “I
wish I could place you. I’m sure I’ve seen you before”. Barnabas
gestures toward the portrait and tells him, “This is what you
must have seen. It’s my ancestor”. Jason exclaims, “Of course!
The resemblance is amazing!” He adds, “I’ve heard stories about
him”. Barnabas asks, “What kind of stories?” Jason replies,
“That he had every piece of jewelry he ever owned buried with
him. Now, wouldn’t that encourage grave robbers? Isn’t it
possible that this unfortunate fellow’s grave might have had
a few unwelcome visitors?” Barnabas replies, “I can assure you
that anyone trying to find his grave around here would be
very disapponted. He was buried in England. And I assure you, his
jewelry was properly disposed of. Why are you so interested?”
Jason replies, “Let’s just say I hate to see crime encouraged”.
Roger tells Elizabeth, “Barnabas is gone. I found your
friend Jason McGuire working on him. I suppose he’s interested
in anyone who looks like he has money”. He remarks, “Barnabas
is an interesting man. What do you think of his proposal?
He’s so steeped in family history, staying in the house where
his forefathers lived would be quite a thrill for him”.
Elizabeth replies, “I’m not ready to make a decision yet”.
Roger replies, “I’ll call him tomorrow morning and tell
him.”, then suddenly realizes something and remarks, “You know,
I still don’t have his number. I meant to ask him, but I still
don’t know where he’s staying”.
At Eagle Hill cemetary, Barnabas goes back into the Collins
Worldvision Rerun 10
Tape Date: April 24, 1967 (ABC #85-DRK-67)
Air Date: April 28, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
“My name is Victoria Winters. A dawn obscured by mists from the sea,
slowly creeps toward Collinwood, and through the morning mists, a man
emerges from the darkest pit the night can know. But the peace he looks
for will not come with the day, for through the mists into the morning,
he brings with him the tourment of the night.”
The clock in the foyer reads 5:00. Willie comes into the
foyer through the door under the stairs, apparently having
entered the house through the back door. He stumbles around
a bit. Jason comes out of the drawing room into the foyer
and exclaims, “There you are! I’ve waited up all night for
you!” Willie begs, “Leave me alone”. Jason replies, “I will.
After a few questions! You were in the cemetary again, weren’t
you? Don’t lie to me. I saw your car there! I want to know
one thing and one thing only. What were you doing there? Why
did you go there? I demand an answer!” Willie doesn’t answer.
Jason continues, “All right, then. I’ll give you the answer.
I know what you were doing there!” Willie gasps, “You do?!”
Jason replies, “Yes. You’ve been pretending you’ve been sick
during the day so you can go there to rob a grave at night!
You were looking for jewels, that’s why you went to the
cemetary!” Willie replies, “Yes. Jewels”. Jason exclaims,
“You admit it then! I’m going to put a stop to this! I’m
going to drive you into town and you’re going to take the
next bus out of town!” Willie begs, “I’m sick. I can’t
move. I don’t feel well..” He falls to his knees and begs
Jason not to kick him out. Jason at first asks, “How stupid
do you think I am?”, but eventually becomes convinced that
maybe Willie really is sick, in spite of last night’s excursion.
Willie is lying in bed, asleep. Roger comes into the room
and shouts, “Wake up!”, waking him up. He tells him, “You’re
leaving!” Willie protests that he’s sick. Roger tells him,
“You’re not sick. The whole house knows that’s a blatant lie.
Everyone knows you were out all last night!”. He adds, “Don’t
expect to go to my sister and beg her to let you stay. She sent
me to ask you to leave!” Willie tries to sit up but collapses
back into bed. Roger sarcastically remarks, “I’ll have to
hand it to you. You really manage to look sick. You look
terrible!” He compliments Willie on his acting ability.
Willie just lies there. Roger angrily shouts, “I don’t intend
to put up with this any longer!” and leaves.
Roger goes down to the drawing room. Jason is alone in there.
Roger tells Jason to get Willie out of the house. Jason protests
that Willie is sick. Roger tells Jason he thinks he’s faking it.
They argue. Roger tells Jason, “All right. There’s one way to
settle this once and for all. Let’s call a doctor”. Jason,
seeing no other option, agrees to this. Roger tells him, “Let
me call one. I’ll call one of the less addled quacks around here.”
The phone rings. Roger answers. It’s the sheriff. Roger tells
the sheriff, “I’m sorry, but my schedule is full for the
day…Oh, all right. I’ll be there”. He hangs up and tells
Jason, “That was the sheriff. He wants to see me. He said it
was important. He wouldn’t tell me what it was on the phone.
The sheriff craves intelligent conversaion once in a while.
He probably just wants me to to head some committee or other”.
He adds, “I won’t have time to call the doctor. You’ll have
to do it”. He hands a telephone directory to Jason, tells him,
“You’ll find him under Woodard” and leaves. Jason goes to the
telephone and starts to dial.
Roger is at the Sheriff’s office. Puzzled, he asks the
sheriff, “If something is wrong with the cattle at the family’s
farms, why don’t you call the vet?” The sheriff replies, “It
was the vet who called us. He knows what’s wrong with the
cattle. They all died from loss of blood.” Roger asks, “Why
is that a matter for the sheriff’s office?” The sheriff replies,
“Each one died the same way. It was drained of all it’s blood.
Expertly”. Roger asks, “Some sort of wild animal?” The sheriff
replies, “No. A human was responsible”. Roger asks, “Is this
happening only on farms belonging to my family?” The sheriff
replies, “No. It’s happening all over the area”. Roger remarks,
“So it isn’t just someone vandalizing Collins property. Who
would want to do such a thing?” The sheriff replies, “That’s
what were going to have to try to find out”.
At Collinwood, Dr. Woodard has just finished examining
Willie. He tells Jason, “There’s no viral infection”. Jason
asks, “Then why’s he so sick?” Dr. Woodard replies, “He’s
not really sick.” Jason, puzzled, asks, “What?” The doctor
explains, “His heartbeat is way above normal. There’s
a reason for that. There’s less blood in his body, so his
heart has to work harder. What this man is suffering from
is a loss of blood. An enormous loss of blood”.
The sheriff tells Roger, “We’ll be on the lookout. Call
us if you get any idea who might be responsible”. Roger
asks, “Drained of blood! Why would anyone want to do something
like that?” The sheriff assures him, “We don’t know but we’ll
Jason McGuire and Dr. Woodard are now in the foyer at
Collinwood. Jason asks the doctor, “How could he have lost
so much blood through such a small wound?” The doctor replies,
“The wound is small, but it’s deep. It goes all the way down
into the vein”. He adds, “I’m puzzled. How could a wound so
deep have healed so quickly?” Jason asks, “Is that good or
bad?” The doctor replies, “Neither. Just strange”. He
recommends, “See that your friend has as much rest as possible,
and make sure he drinks a lot of fluids”. Roger comes in
through the front doors. Seeing Dr. Woodard, he asks, “Have
you been able to diagnose what’s ailing our houseguest?”
Dr. Woodard replies, “As I’ve been telling Mr. McGuire here,
there’s nothing ailing him at all”. Roger turns to Jason and
remarks, “Nothing ailing him, eh?” He is about to say something
else, but the doctor continues, “But he IS suffering from a
severe loss of blood. He’s going to need a lot of rest”. Roger,
a surprised look on his face, asks, “A loss of blood? How?” The
doctor replies, “A deep wound on his arm”. Roger looks like
he’s about to say something, but doesn’t. The doctor asks, “Were
you about to say something?” Roger replies, “No”. The doctor
continues, “As I was saying, he’s going to need a lot of rest…”
Upstairs, Willie is tossing and turning in bed. He whimpers,
“No! I can’t go back there! I won’t! I won’t!”
At Eagle Hill Cemetary, the sound of howling dogs fill