June 1967

Episode 244
Worldvision Rerun 34
Tape Date: May 22, 1967 (ABC #109-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 1, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. A secret from the past can exert a strong
control over a woman. It can force her to do things that otherwise
might be considered impossible. It can cause a woman to make the most
difficult decision of her exsistence.”

Jason remarks, “You look surprised, Liz”. He continues,
“But when you think about it, you’ll see it’s the only
solution to our problems”. Elizabeth remarks, “It’s absurd!
I’ve never appreciated your sense of humor before, Jason…”
Jason replies, “I’m serious”. Elizabeth replies, “That’s
impossible! Marrying you is inconcievable! I’d die before
I’d marry you! I detest you!” Jason asks, “You detest the man
who pulled you through the worst period of your life?” He
threatens to tell what he knows, resulting in, “An investigation,
a trial, scandal, and prison”. He says, “I see a night 18
years ago, Paul Stoddard lying dead in this very room…”
But Elizabeth tells him, “I won’t do it! You’ve pushed me
too far! I won’t do it!” Jason tells her, “Well then, you
have only have one path open, Liz”. He goes over to the phone,
picks up the receiver, and says, “It’s justice time, Liz,
time for you to call the sheriff and tell him all about it.
Come on, Liz, call the sheriff and tell him. You have a choice,
Liz. Marry me or call the sheriff.”. Elizabeth goes over, takes
the phone and starts dialing, but Jason suddenly stops her.
Elizabeth asks, “What’s the matter? Did I call your bluff?”
Jason replies, “There’s one thing you haven’t thought about.
It’ll be quite a shock to Carolyn when she sees the police
arresting you. Don’t you think you should talk to her about
it first? It’s time to tell her. You can tell her, can’t you?”
Elizabeth replies, “I’d rather do anything than marry you!”
Jason remarks, “I’ll get her. It’ll be very interesting for
her to hear the details of her father’s murder!” and leaves
the room.
Jason goes to the study where Carolyn is reading a book
and tells her, “Your mother sent me here to fetch you. She
wants to speak with you”. He asks, “Could I have few words
with you before you see her?” He tells her, “Be diplomatic.
You’re mother’s a bit on edge about what she’s going to
talk to you about. It might be necessary for you to in the
course of your conversation to differentiate between what
is real and what is imaginary”.
Carolyn goes to the drawing room and tells Elizabeth,
“Jason said you wanted to talk to me”. Elizabeth replies, “Yes”.
Carolyn asks, “About what?” Elizabeth replies, “It’s something
I’ve put off for much too long. I have to tell you about my
life, to explain why I have lived the way I have”. Carolyn
remarks, “You sound like you’re about to make a confession”.
Elizabeth tells her, “Exactly, that’s what it is, a
confession. I’ve got to tell you some things I’ve done”.
Carolyn asks, “What things?” Elizabeth replies, “Before I
can tell you, I’ve got to tell you about your father first.
He never really loved me. He never really loved anyone. He
never loved you, either. He never wanted you. He wanted
his freedom. He was a cruel man, a terrible man.” Carolyn
gets very upset at this and runs out of the room, refusing
to listen further.
Carolyn runs back into the study. Jason asks, “Carolyn?
I can see it went badly”. Carolyn replies, “It did”. Jason
asks, “Did she tell you about your father?” Carolyn replies,
“Yes. She told me he was a terrible person”. Jason asks, “Is
that all?” Carolyn replies, “Yes. I didn’t let her finish”.
Carolyn, puzzled about the discrepancies between Elizabeth’s
description of her father as a terrible man and Jason’ glowing
description of him, asks, “Did my father ever talk about me?”
Jason replies, “Incessantly. He couldn’t shut up. He had a
photograph of you in his wallet, and he would show it to anyone
who would look…” Carolyn asks, “Then you would say he loved
me?” Jason assures, “More than anything in the world”.
Jason goes back to the drawing room. Elizabeth chokes,
“I couldn’t. She wouldn’t listen”. Jason tells her, “Well,
Liz, what next?” Elizabeth replies, “I don’t know”. Jason
tells her, “Then I’ll tell you. We’ll make preparations for
the future”. Elizabeth begs, “I’ll need some time”. Jason
replies, “I’ll give you time. After all, there are certain
legal matters to get out of the way. I can give you some
time. But not much…”
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Episode 245
Worldvision Rerun 35
Tape Date: May 23, 1967 (ABC #110-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 2, 1967 Friday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. Streaks of red, the color of blood,
wash the sky that set the western limits of Collinwood. It is as
though the day were dying a horrible death, and the peace the
sunset usually promises has failed to penetrate the darkness…
the fear that the day could not disperse remains… an already
mounting terror continues… unchecked.”

At the old house, Barnabas tells Willie, “I am a Collins
and that means I’m a man of my word”. He orders Willie to
let Dr. Woodard take a blood sample. Willie asks, “Why?
You have as much to lose as I do!” But Barnabas, instead
of answering, replies, “You have to calm your nerves,
Willie. THe doctor will be here presently”. Willie whines,
“No, please, no”.
Burke and Dr. Woodard are in Woodard’s office, now cleaned
up. Burke asks Woodard, “Are you sure WIllie is going to let
you take a sample?” Woodard replies, “Yes. Barnabas promised
he would. And if he doesn’t, I could get a court order to
force him to. He could be harboring a dangerous disease. What
I hope to find out is what this is, where and how he got it”.
Burke asks, “Could this have been caused by a wild animal?”
Woodard asks, “Why do you say that?” Burke repllies, “When
Vicky was staying with Maggie, she said she heard dogs outside,
and then there are those terrible gashes”. Woodard replies, “No,
I don’t think it was an animal. Besides, it wasn’t a dog that
broke into my office and stole those samples. It was a man”.
Burke suggests, “Maybe it was Willie. Why doesn’t he want you
to take those samples?” Woodard replies that he doubts it’s
Willie, explaining, “Lots of people are squeamish. Anyway, Willie
doesn’t have enough strength to have bent those bars, not
even in a crazy state”. Burke tells Woodard, “Vicky and I are
going to be having drinks at the Blue Whale later”. He asks
Woodard to drop by if he learns anything new.
Dr. Woodard goes to the Old House. Barnabas gives him a
glass of wine, in spite of Woodard’s protestations that this
is a professonal visit, then calls Willie down. Willie comes
down. He asks Barnabas, “Do I have to?” Barnabas replies,
“Look at it this way. It might help Maggie Evans, and it
might help YOU. You might have some…”. He pauses, then
concludes, “…tragic malady”. Willie is still reluctant.
Woodard, misinterpreting Willie’s reluctance, promises,
“It won’t hurt. I’m only going to take a little blood”.
Barnabas starts to wax poetic about how blood is the life
fluid, and how he can understand how some people can be
frightened by even the loss of a little. Dr. Woodard takes
the blood sample from Willie. He congratulates Barnabas on
his excellent wine. He thanks Willie, adding, “I understand
all about your fears”. Willie exclaims, “No you don’t!”,
but Barnabas dismisses him, “That’ll be all, Willie”, and
Willie leaves. Woodard remarks, “If these slides show the
same thing Maggie’s did, then I’ll have to come back to
investigate further”. They talk about the slides. Woodard
remarks that slides usually look like “delicate flowers
on glass, remarking, “Some of the most terrible malignancies
have also been some of the most beautiful things I’ve ever
seen”. Barnabas remarks, “You should be careful. I hear a
madman broke into your office”. They discuss this. Woodard
remarks, “You sound like you have sympathy for this madman”.
Barnabas replies, “No. I loathe him. I loathe him very deeply”.
Vicky and Burke are at the Blue Whale. Burke tries to get
Vicky to dance, but Vicky isn’t in the mood to. She tells him
she just wants to sit at the table. Burke remarks, “We have the
dance floor all to ourselves”. Vicky says, “Everyone’s staying
home because of the madman”. Burke tells Vicky, “You agreed
to forget about that tonight”. Finally, he manages to convince
her to dance, but Vicky apparently doesn’t feel like it and
asks him to take her home. Burke tells her he can’t because
Dr. Woodard promised to drop by. Suddenly, Vicky exclaims,
“What’s that?” Burke asks, “What is it?” Vicky asks, “Listen!
Didn’t you hear anything? In the distance, dogs howling”
Burke assures her it’s nothing, saying, “There are always
dogs howling at the farms outside of town”. Burke tells
Vicky he’s going to play some “soft and soothing” music on
the jukebox. He goes to the jukebox and puts in a coin, then
comes back and dances with Vicky. There’s a LOUD dog howl,
clearly audible to both Vicky and Burke. Burke assures
Vicky,”It’s just an old mutt howling. Relax”.
Woodard is in his office looking at a slide throuh
a microscope. Outside, a dog howls.
At the old house, Willie, fearing what Woodard might see
in his blood samples, begs Barnabas, “Barnabas, please let
me go away, far away, please! They’re going to get me! The
doctor’s going to look at that slide, and you know what he’s
going to see! They’ll come to get me! If they do, what are
you going to tell them?” Barnabas replies, “Nothing. Absolutely
nothing”. He tells Willie, “You may have betrayed me”. Still
angry about this, he slaps him, knocking him to the ground,
then continues, “But I will not betray you”. Willie asks,
“If you’re so worried, why did you let him take my blood?”
Willie sees that Barnabas is holding something in his hand
and looking at it. He asks, “What are you looking at?” Barnabas
replies, “A delicate flower painted on a sheet of glass”.
Willie sees that it’s a slide and exclaims, “You switced the
slides!” Barnabas replies that he has, reminding Willie that
he’s recently made a visit to the doctor’s office where he
procured some slides. He tells Willie, “The doctor won’t find
anything of any importance in the slide he has”.
The doctor has joined Vicky and Burke at the Blue Whale.
Burke asks, “You didn’t find anything?” Woodard replies, “Not
a thing”. Burke disappointedly reamrks, “Another dead end”.
Woodard moans, “I’ll never see again what I saw in Maggie’s
blood. There was something terrible going on there. There
was a substance in there, a substance that should have been
rejected, but Maggie’s blood wasn’t rejecting it. It was as
if there was some sort of unholy union going on in Maggie’s
blood”. Vicky asks, “With what?” Woodard replies, “Something
completely foreign. But Maggie’s blood seemed to be accepting
it. What it was, we’ll never know now”. Outside, dogs
continue to howl…
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Episode 246
Worldvision Rerun 36
Tape Date: May 26, 1967 (ABC #111-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 5, 1967 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood in the morning sunlight appears
to be serene and peaceful. But inside the great house, there are those
who cannot know serenity, who must be denied peace because they harbor
dangerous and frightening secrets… One woman in particualr must endure
a life of tourment because she harbors a secret that could destroy her.”

It is morning. There’s a knock at the front door of
Collinwood. Elizabeth answers. It’s Richard Garner, Elizabeth’s
lawyer. Carolyn lets him in, remarking, “I didn’t know you were
coming here, Mr. Garner”. Garner replies, “I didn’t either until
I got your mother’s call. What’s the emergency, Liz?” Elizabeth
tells him, “Let’s go into the drawing room”. After they do so,
Vicky remarks, “I wonder what the emergency at the cannery is”.
Carolyn replies, “I don’t think it’s at the cannery. Mother was up
all night last night. I heard my mother pacing up and down.
Something’s wrong. I think we’re all sitting on a keg of dynamite,
and any moment, it’s going to explode…”
Inside the drawing room, Garner remarks, “I don’t understand.
I get a call from you telling me to drop everything and come over,
now you hem and haw.” Elizabeth asks Garner, “I’d like
your advice on soe legal matters. I’m still married legally,
aren’t I?” Garner replies that she is. Elizabeth tells him she’d
like to start divorce proceedings and asks him if there’ll be
any problems. Garner replies that there won’t be, that no judge
will deny a divorce to a woman who’s husband abandoned her 18
years ago. Elizabeth asks, “Will Paul have to be served the
papers?” Garner replies, “No. All you have to do is put some
public notices in some newspapers. Why are you finally getting
a divorce after all these years?”. Elizabeth replies, “I just
wanted to break off all ties with Paul”. Garner remarks, “Oh,
for a moment there I thought you were thinking of getting
married again”. Elizabeth replies, “Of course not. Who would
I marry?” At that moment, the doors open and Jason McGuire
comes in. Elizabeth glares at him and asks, “Didn’t you see
that the doors were closed?” Jason apoligizes. Elizabeth
and Garner finish talking. Garner tells Elizabath, “I’ll
start drawing up those divorce papers immediately” and
leaves. Jason remarks, “Ah, Liz. So you’ve decided to start
the ball rolling”. Elizabeth snaps, “I haven’t decided to
do anything!” Jason calmly says, “Yes you have. You’ve decided
to get a divorce and marry me”. He adds, “We’re going to get
married, Liz, and we’re going to be happy, very happy”.
Elizabeth is in the drawing room alone, sitting by the
fireplace. Roger comes in and asks, “Join me for a glass of
brandy?” She replies, “Yes”. After pouring the drinks, he
remarks, “I’ve earned my pay at the office today. The
secretaries are staying home because of the attacks. We’re
terribly understaffed. Even I had to help with the clerical work.
Everyone did. Everyone except your friend Jason McGuire, that
is. He didn’t even show up today”. Elizabeth says, “He has
a bit of a cold today”. Roger continues, “Even when he does
show up, he’s about as helpfuls as David would be…” Elizabeth
snaps, “I don’t want to go into this any further!” She asks
if there’s been any word on Maggie. Roger replies that there
hasn’t. Elizabeth tells him, “Roger, there’s something I have
to tell you. I’ve just seen Richard Garner. I’m going through
with the divorce”. Roger replies, “Marvellous! You should’ve
done that years ago! You’ll be free and clear of that
scoundrel if he ever shows up again!” Elizabeth mumbles, “I
doubt he ever will”. Roger remarks, “Neither of us has had
any luck in marriage. Maybe we just weren’t meant to be
married”. Elizabeth replies, “I wouln’t say that. I might
consider marriage again if I met the right man”. Roger
asks, “Who would you marry? You haven’t seen anyone outside
of this family for years, by your own choice”. Elizabeth
replies, “I was talking hypothetically”. Roger asks, “You’re
hinting at something, are you?” Elizabeth denies that she is.
Jason comes into the drawing room and says, “Hello”. Seeing
that Roger has a glass of brandy, he asks “Could I have a
little sip of that to help my cold?” Roger complains, “You
act as if you were part of the family. Liz may consider you
part of the family, but I certainly don’t” Jason replies, “Soon,
you will. Ask Liz”. Roger asks, “Liz, what does he mean?”, but
Elizabeth abruptly excuses herself, saying, “I’m sure I don’t
know what you’re talking about, and I have to see Mrs.
Johnson about dinner” and leaves. Outside in the foyer, she
pauses and grabs the side table for support, a look of anguish
on her face.
Carolyn tells Vicky she has to go into town and asks her to
accompany her, explaining that she’s afraid to go alone because of
the attacks. She and Vicky talk about how Maggie’s disapperance
has caused everyone to be afraid. Roger comes in and tells
Carolyn, “I’ve got news for you. Either your mother has taken
leave of her senses or I have. She saw Richard Garner today.
She’s started divorce proceedings”. Carolyn remarks, “Good”.
Roger continues, “It’s her motives that worry me. She hinted
that she’s thinking of getting married again. I could scarcely
believe it!”. Carolyn asks, “But with who?” Roger replies,
“Who’s the only man she’s had contact with?” Carolyn exclaims,
“Jason McGuire!” Roger tells her, “He came into the room while
we were talking and hinted that very soon he would be part of
the family, and Liz didn’t contradict him”. Carolyn exclaims,
“My mother wouldn’t think of marrying that man unless he had
some kind of hold on her!” Roger remarks, “He snaps his
fingers and she jumps”. Carolyn moans, “He must have some sort
of hold on her, but what? I can’t let it happen, I can’t! I’ve
got to find out what he has on her and expose him!” Roger remarks
that he thinks it has something to do with the locked room
downstairs. Carolyn tells him she tried to find the key to that
room, but couldn’t. Roger tells her, “It’s hanging on a chain
around her neck. When she came back from the hospital, that’s
the first thing she wanted”. Carolyn announces, “I’m going to
get that key from mother! I’m going to find out what’s in that
room. I’ve got to!”
Elizabeth and Jason are in the drawing room arguing.
Carolyn comes in and asks Elizabeth, “Mother, please give me
the key to the locked room in the basement. I want that key,
please”. Elizabeth lies, “I don’t know where it is”. Carolyn
says, “I do. It’s on that chain around your neck. I can see
it. Mother, please give it to me. I know this man has some
sort of hold on you and I’ve got to find out what it is!”
Elizabeth explodes, “That’s ridiculous!” Carolyn continues,
“Let me see what’s behind that door”. Elizabeth tells her,
“I’ve already told you what’s there. Some things that belonged
to your father”. Carolyn insists, “Will you give me the key?”.
Elizabeth refuses, saying, “They’re sad memories”. Carolyn,
frustrated, vows, “If you don’t give me the key, I’m going
to break in there!” Elizabeth screams, “Leave me alone, Carolyn,
I beg of you, leave me alone!” and runs off. Jason asks, “Carolyn,
why do you make such trouble for your poor mother?” Carolyn
replies, “You’re her only trouble”. Jason says, “Carolyn,
I think you should get into that room”. Carolyn asks, “Why?”
Jason replies, “So you’ll see I’m not the monster you think I am”
and promised to the key for her. Carolyn, not believing him,
vows, “I won’t rest until I see you out of this house!” Jason
replies, “We’ll see about that, dear girl, we’ll see about that!”
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Episode 247
Worldvision Rerun 37
Tape Date: May 24, 1967 (ABC #112-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 6, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. When hope is gone, there is nothing,
and the world becomes an empty void. For one man, the setting sun
indicates the beginning of a long, lonely night, haunted by thoughts
of his missing daughter.”

Sam is at the Evans Cottage. He is obviously very depressed.
He putters around, trying to get his mind off Maggie, but it
doesn’t work. There’s a knock at the door. Sam answers. It’s
Sheriff Patterson. Sam asks, “Any news?” Patterson replies,
“No. Sorry”. Sam asks, “How do things stand?” Patterson
tells him, “Very still. Even the FBI can’t find anything”.
He pauses, then tells Sam, “We’re beginning to think Maggie
might be dead”. Sam replies, “I can’t accept that! I don’t
think I can ever accept that!” The sheriff promises, “We’ll
keep going until we do find something”. There’s a knock at
the door. It’s Burke. He comes in and asks the sheriff,
“Any news?” The sheriff replies, “No, everything’s quiet”.
Burke asks, “Nothing since the last time I talked to you?”
The sherrif replies, “No, nothing”. He tells Sam, “I wish
I could’ve brought good news. Maybe next time” and leaves.
Sam moans, “The police think she’s dead!”. Burke tries to
reassure Sam, “Sam, you can’t think that way! She’ll be found.
I know she will”. He asks, “Who’s been cooking for you, Sam?
How about you coming with me and letting me buy you a good dinner
tonight – a couple of steaks, some drinks?” Sam declines, saying,
“I’m not hungry”. Burke tells him, “Sam, you’ve got to take care
of yourself! Have you been doing any work lately?” Sam replies
that he hasn’t, that he just can’t keep his mind on it.
Burke tells him that Maggie wouldn’t want him moping around
like this. Sam agrees, and tells Burke he’ll try to work
on the portrait of Barnabas Collins, which is almost
finished. They both leave. As Sam get to the front door,
he doubles back to get a curved, carved, meerschaum pipe
lying on a table, putting it in his mouth.
There’s a knock at the door of the old house. Willie
answars. It’s Sam Evans. Sam asks, “Is Mr. Collins at home?”
Willie replies that he isn’t. Sam tells him, “That doesn’t
matter. I came here to see the portrait. I’d like to do
some work on it”. Willie replies, “You can’t. There are a lot
of repairs going on. They’ll get in the way”. Sam asks, “Well,
can I come in and look at it?” Willie refuses to let him.
Sam asks, “I just want to look at it. It’s almost finished”.
Willie reiterates, “You can’t do it here!” Sam tells him,
“I don’t have to do it here. I can take it home and do it
there”. Willie lets him in to take the painting. Sam goes
in. Putting his pipe on a table to free his hands, he takes
the painting. Willie takes the easel. They go outside.
Maggie comes downstairs and wanders around. She sees Sam’s
pipe lying on the table, takes it, and goes back upstairs.
Sam and Willie come back inside. Sam remarks, “My pipe. I
must’ve left it in here. I know I had it with me when I
came here”. He looks around but doesn’t see it anywhere.
He tells Willie, “If you find it, can you keep it for me?
I’ve had that pipe for a long time. It’s a good old friend”.
Willie promises to do so. Sam leaves.
Maggie comes downstairs again. Willie sees her and tells her,
“Hey! You’re not supposed to come down here unless you’re
told to!” Maggie replies, “I wanted to come down”. Willie
asks, “Were you down here a few minutes ago?” Maggie does
not answer, replying instead “Don’t want to be up there…
Who am I?” Willie tells her, “You’re Josette”. Maggie replies,
Josette. Am I Josette? I keep thinking that I’m someone else”.
Willie tells her, “You’re Josette Collins and this is your
house!” Maggie insists, “I can’t be Josette Collins. I’m
someone else”. Willie tells her, “You’d better go back
upstairs. Barnabas will be here soon”. Maggie gasps, “Barnabas?
Barnabas Collins? Barnabas?! Barnabas!?”, a look of pure terror
on her face. She runs upstairs.
Willie goes down to the cellar. He walks up to a coffin
lying in the middle of the floor. The coffin opens. Lying
inside is Barnabas, who has opened it. Seeing Willie there,
he asks, “What is it, Willie? Come closer, Willie”. Willie does.
Barnabas grabs him by the throat and aks, “What do you want to
tell me?” Willie chokes out, “Sam Evans was here…” and tells
him what happened. Barnabas asks, “Did he see anything?”
Willie replies, “No, nothing”. Barnabas gets out of the
coffin and slaps Willie hard, knocking him to the ground.
He shouts at him, “Fool! You can’t take chances like that!
You know you are never to let anyone in during the day! You know
how vulnerable I am!” He adds, “You must never think of taking
advantage of that fact to betray me, Willie. You will never escape
from me, never!” Willie meekly replies, “I know that”. Barnabas
says, “Then we have nothing to worry about”.
Maggie comes downstairs again, holding Sam’s pipe in her
hands. She thinks to herself, “I’m someone else. I’m someone
else”. She looks at the pipe and says, “I know this. I know
what this is. It belongs to someone, someone I’ve got to
find. I’ve got to take it to someone, I’ve got to take it
there”.
At the Evan’s cottage, Sam is working on the portrait. There’s
a knock at the door. It’s Burke. He comes in, holding a brown paper
bag. He sees Sam working on the portrait and remarkrs, “Ah, Sam.
I see you’ve taken my advice”. Sam replies that he has. Burke
asks Sam, “Have you eaten yet?” Sam admits that he hasn’t. Burke
tells Sam, “I’m going to see that you have good dinner one way or
another. I have a great sandwich here for you. How about a ham
and swiss? I could’ve bought you tunafish…” Sam tells him, “No,
that’ll be fine”. They look at the painting and discuss it. Sam
tells Burke, “I just can’t get the character right. No matter
how many times I do the eyes, they just turn out cold…”
At the old house, Barnabas tells Willie, “Keep an eye
out for David. He likes to come here. How’s Josette?”.
Willie tells him, “She was down here”. Barnabas tells him,
“Keep her locked upstairs in the future”. Willie tells
Barnabas, “She keeps asking who she is. I tell her she’s
Josette. Sometimes she believes me, sometimes she doesn’t”.
Barnabas orders, “Bring her to me, now”. Willie goes
upstairs. Suddenly, Barnabas hears Willie shout, “Josette!
Josette! Josette! Where are you?” Barnabas shouts, “What’s
the matter?” Willie comes back downstairs and tells Barnabas,
“She’s not up there! She must’ve gotten out!”
At the Evans Cottage, Sam continues to try to work on the
painting. Burke goes into the kitchen to make some coffee.
Maggie appears outside the bay window, but Sam, who’s looking at
the painting, doesn’t see her. Sam finally gives up working
on the eyes, saying, “It’s no good. Maybe next time Barnabas
Collins comes for a sitting I’ll get them”. He glances up and is
startled to see Maggie looking at him through the window. He
screams, “Maggie! Maggie!” and runs out the door. Burke, hearing
Sam’s shouts, runs into the living room and, seeing Sam running
out, goes after him. But when Sam gets to the spot where Maggie
was, he finds nothing. He tells Burke, “She was standing right
there! Maggie! Maggie!”
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Episode 248
Worldvision Rerun 38
Tape Date: May 25, 1967 (ABC #113-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 7, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. A stillness hovers over Collinwood tonight,
but there is no peace in the silence, for it is the silence that precedes
a great storm… peace that holds a promise of terror. Far away from
Collinwood, one man knew a moment of hope on this night only to have that
hope withdrawn… and despair and further confustion follow in its wake.”

Sam and Burke are back inside the Evan Cottage. Sam tells
Burke, “I saw her, Burke. She was standing there, right outside
that window”. Burke tells him, “Don’t worry. The sheriff will
be here in a few minutes.”
Meanwhile, Maggie is wandering around in the Eagle Hill
Cemetary. A dogs howls. Barnabas appears. He opens his arm
in welcome. Maggie goes to him. But instead of embracing her,
Barnabas grabs her by the throat.
At the Evans cottage, Sam is pacing around. He starts for
the door. Burke asks, “Where are you going?” Sam replies, “Out”.
Burke reminds him, “The sheriff is coming in a few minutes”.
Sam replies, “I just can’t stay here! I’ve got to go out and
look for her”. There’s a knock at the door. It’s the sheriff.
He comes in and tells Sam, “I’ve got every available man
looking for her”. He asks, “What happened, exactly?”
Sam tells him. The sheriff asks how Maggie looked. Sam
replies, “Dazed. Pale”. The sheriff asks, “Was she still
wearing the nightgown she was wearing when she was taken?”
Sam replies, “No. She was wearing a flowing white dress.
It looked like something from another century”. The sheriff
tells Sam, “I’m going to have to ask you a question I’m
afraid you’re not going to like. Had you been drinking before
you saw Maggie?” Sam angrily replies, “NO! What I saw didn’t
come out of a bottle! She was standing right there!”
Barnabas takes Maggie to the Collins family crypt. He
opens the door to the secret room. He tell Maggie, “You
must come with me. You tried to leave me. You must be
punished. Josette, you must never leave me. You must
stay with me always. You must never leave me like you did
long ago”. Maggie begs, “Don’t, please!” Barnabas tells her,
“Don’t cry, Josette”. Maggie asks, “Josette?” Barnabas tells
her, “Yes. You are Josette. Say it”. Maggie replies, “I am
Josette”. Barnabas tells her, “Yes, you are Josette and you
will be my bride, the bride of Barnabas Collins, and we will
be happy together through eternity, so very, very happy”.
He continues, “You must always believe that. You must never
forget it. Perhaps there is no reason to punish you this
time. But if you should ever try to leave me again….
We will leave this place and return to our house.” Barnabas
notices the pipe Maggie is holding in her hands and asks,
“What’s that? Give it to me” He takes it. Maggie screams,
“NO! POP! POP!” Barnabas angrily shouts, “You must never
say that name again! I must punish you!” Maggie faints.
Barnabas takes her into the secret room, closing the door
behind him.
Maggie awakens and asks, “Where…”. Barnabas tells her,
“This is where you will rest until I send for you”. Maggie
sees that she is lying in a coffin. She screams, “NO!!!!”.
Barnabas closes the lid…
It is dawn. Willie goes to the secret room and opens the
coffin. He calls, “Josette? Josette, it’s Willie. Can you
hear me? I’ve come for you”. Maggie answers weakly, “Willie?”
Willie asks, “Do you recognize me? Do you know who I am?”
Maggie repeats, “Willie”. Willie tells her, “Yes. I’ve come to
get you. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Just do what I tell
you to do, understand?”
Willie takes Maggie out of the secret room into the crypt.
Maggie looks fearful. Willie tells her, “I told you not to
be afraid. Barnabas is gone”. Maggie looks relieved and asks,
“Gone?” Willie tells her, “Come with me”. They leave.
Willie takes Maggie back to the old house and up to
Josette’s room. He puts her in bed and tells her to rest.
Maggie suddenly says, “I had a dream. A terrible dream. He
was standing over me. That coffin..”. Then she screams,
“It wasn’t a dream! I was in a coffin! I was in a coffin!”
Willie calms her down, then tells her, “I’m tryign to help
you. Running away was a mistake, a bad mistake. If you
ever try to run away again, he’ll punish you. Do whatever
he wants, be who he wants you to be. You are Josette Collins”.
Maggie insists, “No, I am not Josette Collins!” Willie
tells her, “Don’t ever let Barnabas hear you say that! Try
to be Josette”. Maggie repeats, “I can’t!” Willie tells
her, “You can!” He gives her the music box and tells her,
“Listen, listen to the music. Hear the music? Listen to
it and say to yourself over and over again, ‘I am Josette
Collins'”.
There’s a knock at the door of the Evan’s Cottage. It’s
Sherriff Patterson. He tells Sam, “Bad news, Sam”. Sam
asks, “Didn’t find anything?” The sheriff replies, “No,
not a thing”. Burke asks, “What are you going to do now?”
Patterson replies, “Call off the men”. Sam, shocked, asks,
“You’re not going to stop?” Patterson replies, “I have to.
The men have searched every inch of ground near here.”
Sam asks, “How about Eagle Hill Cemetary?” Patterson
replies, “Yes. We’ve searched there too. Nothing. We
thought we saw someone in the mists, but it just turned
out to be a dog – a big, ugly beast”. The sherff tells
Sam, “I’m sorry, Sam, but I think you just imagined
seeing Maggie”. Sam turns to Burke and asks, “You believe
me, don’t you?” Burke, in a very sad voice, replies, “I’d
like to believe you, Sam, but…”* Sam exclaims, “But you
don’t!” He sit down, then says, “You’re right. I never saw
her, except in my imagination…”
Maggie awakens. She opens the music box and listens to
the music. She mutters, “Josette Collins…Josette Collins..”
She get up, looks at the portrait, then says, more emphatically
this time, “Josette Collins!” She sits down at the vanity.
She takes the bottle of perfume, uncaps it, sniffs it, recaps
it and puts it back down. She picks up a brush and starts
brushing her hair. She looks in the mirror and exclaims,
“No! Maggie! Maggie Evans! I’m Maggie!” She goes to the
door and tries to open it, but finds it locked. She screams,
“Willie! Pop! Joe! Somebody, somebody! Maggie! I’m Maggie
Evans! I’m Maggie!”

* This is the last we see of Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin.
Due to alcohol problems, he had either shown up drunk or
not shown up at all for several tapings, something the
producers found unacceptable.
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Episode 249
Worldvision Rerun 39
Tape Date: June 4, 1967 (ABC #114-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 8, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. Behind a locked door lies a terrible secret,
a secret that if revealed would alter the lives of everyone at Collinwood.
There is one who is determind to know that secret at all costs.”

Roger and Carolyn are in the drawing room. Roger tells
Carolyn, “I’ll help you any way I can”. Carolyn replies,
“I’m going to do it after she goes to sleep!”
In the study, Jason tells Elizabeth, “I’ve got to have a
little chat with you. Your daughter is determined to get
into that room”. Elizabeth replies, “I’ll stop her
immediately!”, but Jason tells her, “No. Let’s talk about
it for a minute. She’s determined to get into that room.
What if she does? She’ll find nothing and tell the others”.
Elizabeth replies, “I can’t take the chance”. Paul tells
her, “I can guarantee you she won’t find anything”. Elizabeth
asks, “How can you guarantee that?” Paul replies, “There’s
nothing to see unless you know where to look. Let me
go check first to make sure. Give me the key”. Elizabeth is
still unsure and says, “I don’t know…”, but Jason tells her,
“I tell you, Liz. This is the only way. Now give me the key”.
She gives it to him.
Jason comes out of the study into the foyer. He runs
into Carolyn there. He tells her he’s going to prove to
her that he doesn’t have any hold over her mother soon.
Jason goes down into the basement. Using the key given
to him by Elizabeth, he unlocks the padlock and goes into
the locked room. Lining the sides of the room are various
boxes, chests and suitcases. Jason shines his flashlight
on the floor and inspects it. He pulls a chain turning on
a light, then gets on his hands and knees and inspects the
floor some more. He then gets up and looks around. He
opens a couple of suitcases and, finding nothing but
old clothes, leaves.
Jason goes back to the study and tells Elizabeth, “Well!
You can relax now! Everything is in order. Everything’s
all right. Everything’s fine”. Elizabeth tells him,
“I can’t go through with it…” Jason insists, “Everything’s
all right!” Finally, Elizabeth agrees, “I’ll give the key
to Carolyn right now”, but Jason suggests, “No, let’s go
them one better. Give them a grand display. YOU take them
into that basement and into that locked room!”
Carolyn, Vicky and Roger are in the drawing room. Carolyn
asks Roger about the wide discrepancy between her mother’s
discription of her father and Jason’s. Roger tells her, “Jason
McGuire is a contagious liar!” Carolyn, apparently wanting
to believe Jason’s glowing praise for her father, says,
“But he DID know my father. Which one should I believe?”
Roger tells her, “I wouldn’t know. I was away at school most
of the time you father was here”. Vicky suggests, “Maybe
your mother said those things about your father to you to
justify the divorce”. Carolyn remarks, “I wish she wouldn’t
go through with that”. Roger tells her, “She has to. If she
doesn’t, Paul could show up here any day and demand his
rights, and he’ll have them if they’re not divorced”.
Carolyn remarks that she thinks Jason’s blackmailing her
mother into marrying him, and vows, “I can’t let that
happen!” Jason and Elizabeth come come into the room.
Elizabeth announces, “I think it’s about time that everything
came out into the open”. She tells Carolyn, “I’m going to
give you this key to prove that Jason has no hold over
me”. She asks her, “Are you ready to go down?” Carolyn
replies, rather meekly, “Yes”. Elizabeth asks, “Are you
ready to find whatever you may find?” Carolyn replies,
“Yes”. Elizabeth tells her, “Then I’ll take you down!”
Everyone goes down into the basement. Elizabeth opens
the lock, remarking, “This lock hasn’t been openen in
18 years. After this, it probably won’t be opened for
another 18 years”. She goes in and pulls the chain,
turning on the light. The rest of the group comes in.
Elizabeth announces, “Your wishes have come true. You
have my permission to look around wherever you want”.
Roger and Carolyn start opening boxes and suitcases and
look through them. They find nothing but old clothing
and various personal possesions of Paul Stoddard.
Roger announces, “Junk. Nothing but junk”. Carolyn
exclaims, “Jason is right! I apoligize very deeply!”
Roger tells Elizabeth, “Sorry to put you through this
terrible intrusion”. Everyone goes back upstairs except
Jason and Elizabeth. Jason tells Elizabeth, “They’re
all together upstairs now. I think now will be the
proper time to tell them about you and me…”
Roger, Carolyn and Vicky are in the drawing room.
Roger and Carolyn are very remorseful. Roger remarks,
“That was one of the worst moments of my life”. Carolyn
says, “I put her through something she didn’t deserve!”
Jason and Elizabeth come into the room. Jason announces,
“Your mother has something to say, something I’m sure
you’ll all be delighted to hear”. Carolyn asks, “What is
it?” Elizabeth pauses. Jason prompts her, “Tell them, Liz”.
Elizabeth announces, “I’ve decided that I cannot go on
living my life the way I’ve been living it.” She pauses
again. Jason tells her, “Go on, Liz”. Elizabeth announces,
“Jason and I are going to be married!”. Everyone is
shocked.
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Episode 250
Worldvision Rerun 40
Tape Date: May 29, 1967 (ABC #115-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 9, 1967 Friday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: Lela Swift

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. The dawn has not yet come to Collinwood, and
in the final hours of the night there are dreams that trouble sleep. But
something worse than nightmare grips the final dark… a reality no dream
could conjure, a terror in the heart of a young woman that seeks to stun
the mind and take away forever even the memory of her name.”

At the old house, Maggie is alone in Josette’s room.
Sitting at the vanity, she looks in the mirror and says,
“Yes. Maggie, that’s my name! I must remember that! I
am Maggie Evans! I’ve got to remember that!” She seems to
be coming out of the trance she’s been in. Talking to
the image in the mirror, she says, “You have a father. His
name… Why can’t I remember his name? My name is Maggie Evans.
My father… Yes. Sam! Sam Evans! I must remember that!
Never forget it, never! Maggie Evans! Maggie Evans!”
Moving her hand, she accidently opens the lid to the music
box. It starts playing. Maggie says, “My name! I must
remember my name! Josette Collins? Yes, my name is Josette
Collins…NO! That’s not my name! I must remember my name!
Maggie! That’s it! It’s Maggie Evans!. I’ve got to remember
that, no matter what! Maggie Evans! I am Maggie Evans!
My name is…” She is interrupted by a knock at the door.
Willie voice asks, “Josette?” Maggie tells him, “Come in”.
Willie opens the door, comes in and announces, “Mr. Collins
wants to see you”. Maggie tells Willie, “Tell him Josette
will be down in a minute. I want to brush my hair first”.
Willie leaves. Josette mutters, “I remember now, no matter
what, Mr. Collins!”
Downstairs, Barnabas asks Willie, “How did she seem?”
Willie tells him, “She not only answered to the name ‘Josette’,
she even called herself that”. Maggie comes down. Barnabas
tells Willie, “I believe you have some special work to do.
I want you to complete it as soon as possible”. Willie
leaves. Barnabas tells Maggie, “I have a gift for you,
a gift one of my ancestors gave to his bride. Now I shall
give it to you, Josette”. He opens a box revealing a
beautiful diamond necklace. He gives her the necklace and
tells her, “We will soon be joined for all eternity”.
Maggie asks, “When?” Barnabas replies, “Very, very soon”.
Maggie asks, “Today?” Barnabas replies, “Perhaps. But Willie
must first finish the arrangements”. He asks her to put on
the necklace, but she tells him, “Not until I am your bride”.
He tells her to go to her room, saying, “Soon, I will send
for you, and you will be wearing this. Goodbye, for now”.
Maggie turns to leave. Suddenly, Barnabas calls “Maggie!”
Maggie turns around, and looking puzzled, asks, “What did
you say?” Barnabas replies, “I was calling Maggie”. Maggie
replies, “Maggie? That sounds like a servant’s name, but I
know of no servant named ‘Maggie'”. Barnabas tells her,
“Sorry, I was mistaken. Maggie was someone who used to be
here, but is here no longer”. Maggie asks, “Who was she?”
Barnabas replies, “Someone of no importance. The name will
never be mentioned again”.
Maggie is in Josette’s room. She thinks to herself, “It
can’t happen! It can’t!” She hears a banging sound coming
from below somwhere. She remember Barnabas’ words to
Willie, “I believe you have some special work to do. I want
you to complete it as soon as possible”, then his words to
her, “Willie must first finish the arrangements”. She
leaves the room to investigate. In the living room, she
finds that the hammering sound is coming from the
cellar. She quietly goes down to look.
Willie and Barnabas are in the cellar. Willie is busy
hammering someting. Barnabas tells him, “Excellent work. You
should be proud of yourself!” He tells Willie, “Now you know
what to do just before the sun goes down, don’t you?” Willie
replies, “Yes. I am to put on the gown she is to wear and
bring her down here to you”. Barnabas tells him, “After
tonight, there will be no chance of her remembering. She
will be Josette, and Josette will be mine forever!” He
looks at Willie’s handiwork and asks him, “Almost finished?
Most people can’t see its beauty. Do you see it as beautiful?”
Willie replies emphatically, “No!” The camera pulls back,
revealing Willie’s handiwork to be a coffin. Maggie, who
has snuck down into the cellar and is hiding unnoticed in
the shadows, sees it…
The sun has come up. Barnabas is no longer seen in the
cellar. Willie finds Maggie’s hiding place and exclaims,
“What are you doing here?! You’re supposed to be in your
room!” Maggie announces, in a stern tone of voice someone would
use to speak to a servant, “It’s my house and I wanted to
walk around”. Willie, suspicious at Maggie’s tone, asks,
“Who are you? Really? Maggie Evans?”
Maggie admits that she remembers that she’s Maggie Evans.
She begs Willie to help her escape. Willie tells her he’s
going to take her back to her room. Maggie shows Willie the
diamond necklace Barnabas had given her, telling him, “This
is worth more than you’ve ever dreamed of having! It’s yours,
Willie, after I’m gone”. Willie replies, “No, he’ll kill
me!”, but Maggie tells him, “No! You’ll be gone too! We’ll
both be gone. After he’s killed, really killed!” Willie
whines, “I can’t!” Maggie replies, “I can! Wait for me
upstairs!” The sound of a heart beating starts coming
from the old coffin. Willie, frightened, tells Maggie,
“I’ve got to bring you upstairs!” Maggie tells him, “No,
you won’t hear it much longer!” Maggie picks up some
sort of sharp pick Willie has been using to make the other
coffin and starts to open the old coffin. Willie shouts,
“I can’t let you do it! I have to protect him!” He grabs
Maggie and disarms her, shouting, “I can’t help it! I
can’t help it!”
Maggie is in Josette’s room. She looks out the window
and sees that the sun’s just starting to touch the
horizon. She opens the music box. It has no effect on
her. She defiantly says, “Maggie Evans! I am Maggie Evans!”
There’s a knock at the door. Willie’s voice asks, “Are you
ready?” Maggie replies, “Come in”. Willie opens the door and
comes in. Willie tells her, “It’s time to take you to him”.
Maggie protests, “It’s not sunset yet”. Willie replies,
“Almost”. Willy tries to apoligize, “Sorry. There’s nothing
I can do. You’ll understand after tonight”. Maggie asks,
“Nothing I can say, do?” Willie tells her, “Give in. It’ll
be easier”.
Willie takes Maggie down to the cellar. He tells her,
“The sun’s about to come up. You’re supposed to wait for
him here”. Maggie begs, “Don’t go! Please don’t leave me
here alone!”, but Willie explains, “I can’t. No one is
supposed to be here except you” and leaves. Maggie looks
around and sees that the pick is still there. She picks
it up. The heartbeat sounds starts coming from the coffin
again. Maggie opens the coffin. Lying inside is Barnabas.
Maggie raises the pick and prepares to stab downward when
suddenly, Barnabas awakens, his eyes opening. Maggie
gives a start and drops the pick. Barnabas sits up and
bares his fangs menacingly…
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Episode 251
Worldvision Rerun 41
Tape Date: May 30, 1967 (ABC #116-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 12, 1967 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winers. It is twilight, and a few fading rays of
sunlight still cling to the walls of Collinwood. Not far away from the
great house, the approach of nightfall strikes terror in the heart of
one girl, for she either must submit to an unspeakable fate or kill–destroy
in order not to be destroyed.”

Barnabas comes out of his coffin and remarks, in a
very sarcastic tone, “What are you doing with that
tool? You must be careful. It’s very sharp. You wouldn’t
want to hurt anyone with it. Perhaps you were TRYING to
hurt someone. Perhaps you were trying to hurt ME!” Maggie
lies, “No!” Barnabas continues, “Josette wouldn’t hurt me,
but Maggie Evans would!” Maggie tries to say, “No, I’m
Josette…”, but Barnabas doesn’t believe her and
continues, “You were trying to destroy me! You deserve
to die!” Maggie screams, “NO!!” Willie comes running down,
screams, “No, Barnabas!” and and puts himself between
Barnabas and Maggie. Barnabas tells him to get out of
the way, but Willie refuses to do so. Barnabas threatens,
“I’ll kill you too!”. Willie replies, “You can’t. My
friend Jason will come looking for me”. Barnabas
tells him, “I can cope with idiots”. Willie still
refuses to move out of the way, saying, “You’ll have to
kill me first!”. They are interrupted by a pounding sound
coming from upstairs. Willie shouts, “Listen! Barnabas!
That pounding! It’s coming from upstairs! Someone’s at the
front door! They might come in! I left it unlocked!”
Barnabas snarls, “I told you to always keep that door
locked!” Willie explains, “I was just going out when
I heard her scream and ran down here!” Barnabas tells
Willie, “Watch the girl. If she screams, I will kill you
both! Understand?”, and goes upstairs.
Barnabas goes upstairs and answers the door. It’s
Vicky. She remarks, “I was beginning to think no one
was home”. Barnabas lies, “I was upstairs resting”.
Vicky apoligizes, “Sorry to disturb you, Mr. Collins,
but Mrs. Stoddard sent me here with a message. The sheriff’s
out at Collinwood. He’s put a curfew on the town. Mrs.
Stoddard thought you should know”. Barnabas asks, “Is it
because of the attacks?” Vicky replies, “Yes, and Maggie
Evans”. Barnabas asks, “Any word on her?” Vicky replies,
“No. No one has any idea where she could be. There hasn’t
been a clue”. Barnabas remarks, “Maggie was a very nice girl”.
Vicky, somewhat upset, complains, “Everyone keeps using the
past tense with Maggie as if she were dead! She might still
be alive!” Barnabas says, “But if she were still alive,
the police would have found her by now”. Vicky replies,
“Unless she were being held by the madman who did this”.
Downstairs, Willie is holding his hand over Maggie’s
mouth. He tells her he’ll remove his hand if she’ll
agree not to scream. She nods agreement. Willie removes
his hand. Willie tells her he has a plan. He tells
her that there’s hope as soon as she’s alive. He
tells her to let him do the talking.
Upstairs, Vicky remarks, “I wish everyone would stop
being so pessimistic about Maggie”. She tells Barnabas,
“Oh, Mrs. Stoddard was wondering why you haven’t been
dropping by lately”. Barnabas tells her he’s been busy.
Vicky notices Josette’s music box sitting on a table
and asks, “What’s that?” Barnabas tells her, “It’s
a music box. It’s been in the family for generations. It
still plays. Would you like to hear it?” He opens the
lid. Vicky listens to the music and remarks, “Lovely.
It reminds me of…” She pauses. Barnabas asks, “What?”
Vicky thinks and replies, “The past! Of long, long ago…”
Barnabas replies, “Yes it does…” Vicky tells him,
“Sorry to get so romantic about the past…”
Downstairs, Maggie and Willie wait fearfully. There
are footsteps on the stairs. Barnabas is coming back
down. Willie reminds Maggie, “Remember. Let me do all
the talking!” Barnabas comes back down and tells Maggie,
“Well, Josette, have you been waiting for me patiently?”
Willie tells him, “She didn’t make a sound!” Barnabas
continues, “Did you, Josette. But I mustn’t call you
by that name anymore. You aren’t worthy of it. I will
call you by the common name Maggie Evans when I kill
you. It won’t be an easy death. You will endure more
pain that any human has ever endured. After I’ve kill
you, your body will not only be lifeless, but bloodless!”
Willie once again gets between Barnabas and Maggie.
He tells Barnabas, “You’ll have to kill me first!”
Barnabas replies, “I might do just that. I don’t need
you anymore”. Willie retorts, “You need someone to
guard you during the day!” Barnabas tells him, “It’ll
be easy enough to find someone else”. Willie says,
“But it’ll take time for you to find someone else. During
that time, you’ll be vulnerable!” Barnabas replies,
“I’ll take the chance”. Willie tries another tack.
He tells Barnabas, “You can’t kill her! You’ve waited
a long time for her. You wanted her as your bride!
You got so close! Look at her, look how beautiful she
is!” Barnabas looks at Maggie for awhile, then tells
Willie, “I’m going to take her with me. You stay here”.
Barnabas drags Maggie away. Maggie screams, “NO! NO! NO!”
Barnabas drags Maggie to a room with an iron door
with a barred metal window. He throws her in there
and tells her, “This is where you’ll wait until I come
back for you. By then, I will have made my final
decision!”
There is a knock at the door of Collinwood. Vicky
answers. It’s Barnabas. Vicky remarks, “Mr. Collins,
I didn’t expect to see you again so soon!” Barnabas
asks, “Is Mrs. Stoddard in?” Vicky tells him, “She’s
upstairs resting. I’ll get her”, but Barnabas replies,
“No, that won’t be necessary. I wouldn’t want to bother
her. I just came here to give her a gift to make up
for my being remiss in visiting her”. Vicky tells him,
“Oh, I’m sure she understands you’re busy”. Barnabas
shows her the gift he’s brought for Elizabeth. It’s
a handkerchief. He explains, “It belonged to Josette
Collins. According to legend, it was given to her by the
Queen of France”. Vicky examines the handkerchief, entranced.
She remarks, “I’m sure Mrs. Stoddard will be pleased with this.
I know I’d be!” Vicky expresses a great interest in family
heirlooms, things that have been passed down from generation
to generation. Barnabas remarks, “Not everyone does”. Vicky
explains her interest in family histories by saying she
herself is a foundling and has none. Barnabas tells her,
“Give Mrs. Stoddard my gift. Oh, Miss Winters, you must
come by my house sometime, especially if it’s the past
you’re interested in. I could tell you some interesting
stories about the past”.
Barnabas returns to the cell in the basement of the
old house and tells Maggie, “I have made my decision”.
Maggie asks, “What is it?” Barnabas replies, “I will
kill you.” Maggie replies, “Go ahead!” Barnabas tells
her, “I will kill you only when you come to me begging
to be Josette Collins”. He tells her he will keep her
locked in the cell until she does…
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Episode 252
Worldvision Rerun 42
Tape Date: June 5, 1967 (ABC #117-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 13, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. There has been an announcement at
Collinwood, an announcement that has shocked all those who live here,
and filled them with disbelief. But there is one who will not accept
this news, and is determined to do something about it.”

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth is talking
on the phone. Carolyn comes into the room. Elizabeth
finishes her telephone conversation, “I know there won’t
be anyone contesting the divorce. No one’s seen Paul Stoddard
in the 18 years since he left…I know I’ve waited 18 years
for this, but I want it done immediately!” Elizabeth hangs
up. Carolyn caustically remarks, “You’re in a real rush.
You’re the very picture of the impatient bride!” Elizabeth
gets upset and asks, “Why are you doing this to me?”
Carolyn retorts, “Why are you doing this to yourself? Why
are you marrying that man?” Elizabeth replies, “I’m marrying
Jason McGuire and there’s nothing you or anyone else can do
about it!” Carolyn vows, “I’ll do something to stop you!”
Elizabeth asks, “What?” Carolyn replies, “I don’t know,
but I’ll think of something!” Elizabeth complains, “No
one seems to understand that I have the right to live my
life as I wish!” Carolyn replies, “Yes, but why him?”
Elizabeth replies, “He’s the man I choose”. Carolyn
remarks, “It looks more like he chose you. I think he’s
forcing you into this!” Elizabeth denies this, saying,
“I’m marrying him of my own free will!” Carolyn doesn’t
believe this and says, “I know you too well to believe
that. There must be some other reason, a reason I intend
to find!”. Elizabeth retorts, “There is no other reason.
You poked around downstairs and found nothing but 18 years
of dust!” Carolyn apoligizes, “I’m sorry for putting you
through that…” Elizabeth asks, “Why do you hate Jason
so much?” Carolyn replies, “He’s sly and deceitful”.
She adds, “And one more thing. I’ve never seen you two
display any sort of emotion towards one another. Marriage
is a special institution, meant for people who have very
special emotions toward each other! One more question!
Do you love him?” Elizabeth doesn’t reply. Carolyn says,
“If you don’t answer that, I’ll have to conclude you’re
being forced to marry him.” Elizabeth shouts, “Yes! Yes!
I love him!” Carolyn replies, “I don’t believe you!”
Elizabeth says, “I’m tired of everyone trying to tell
me how to live my life! I don’t see you doing anything
with YOUR life!” This really upsets Carolyn. She
shouts, “I’ll DO something about my life! You can bet on
it!”
Roger and Vicky are in the study discussing David’s
progress. Roger is puzzled, “Why should David be doing
so poorly in history when he is doing so well in
everything else?” Vicky explain to him that most boys
David’s age don’t do very well in history. Carolyn comes
into the room, obviously very distressed. Vicky asks,
“What’s the matter, Carolyn?” Carolyn replies sarcastically,
“Oh, nothing at all. I’ve just been having a talk with the
bride to be”. They discuss how strange it is that Elizabeth
would want to marry Jason. Vicky suggests, “Maybe she just
decided to marry him out of impulse yesterday because we
all seemed to be against her and only Jason seemed to be
on her side. Maybe she’ll change her mind”. Carolyn tells
her, “I don’t think so. She said those magic words. She
said she loved him”. Vicky continues to try to think of
reasons for Elizabeth’s choice, “Whatever we might think of
him, he’s not without charm. Maybe she does”. Carolyn remarks,
“I think he came here to marry her, I think he planned this!”
Roger tells Carolyn, “There’s nothing any of us can do
about this. Each of us is allowed to ruin his life as he
wishes”. Carolyn replies, “You’re right, Uncle Roger!”
She goes to the telephone and looks up a number in the
phone book. While dialing the phone, she remarks, “I’ll
show her how well I can do something with my life! If Mother’s
found love, I will too!”. She then speaks into the telephone
mouthpiece, “Hello, Buzz?… I’ve been thinking about you…
I saw you go by the other day on your motorcycle…” Roger and
Vicky look very concerned.
Vicky and Joe are at the Blue Whale*. Joe is telling
Vicky, “I was talking to the captain of the fishing fleet
on the phone when suddenly I heard a noise outside.
I looked out the window and couldn’t believe what I saw.
I saw a whole bunch of guys on motorcycles, at least 20
of them, all revving up at once. And guess who was with them?
A very familiar blond.” Vicky guesses, “Carolyn!” Joe
continues, “Then they came back later, trailing beer cans
after themselves, and Carolyn was still with them like
some sort of Biker Queen”. He asks, “What is that girl doing?”
Vicky explains, “She’s getting back at her mother”. Joe tells
Vicky he’s puzzled that Elizabeth would marry Jason, remarking,
“She can’t be so blind as not to see what kind of man he is”.
There is the sound of a motorcycle outside. The front door opens.
Carolyn and a scuzzy biker come in. The biker announces
their entrance, “TA DUM!” He tells Carolyn, “You’re something
else!” Carolyn replies, “You know it, Buzz!” Carolyn tells
Buzz she’d like something to drink. Buzz asks, “Where do you
put it?” Carolyn replies, “I don’t know, but there’s still room
for more!”. Buzz turns his pockets inside out and says, “Sorry.
No more bread”. Carolyn replies, “Don’t worry. I have more
bread than you’ll ever see!” and asks the bartender for two
“stingers”, but Buzz opts for a beer instead.
At the table, Vicky remarks, “They’re drunk”. Joe and
Vicky look very concerned. Carolyn sees Joe and Vicky.
She takes Buzz to the table and introduces him to them.
Buzz invites Vicky to go take a ride with him on his
motorcycle. Vicky declines. Carolyn remarks, “If she
wants to stay her safe and secure, let her! I’ve found a
way of life where that doesn’t count!”
The clock in the foyer at Collinwood reads 2:50. There’s
a loud motor noise outside. Outside, Buzz has stopped his
motorcycle right outside the door. Buzz – possibly not quite
the rebel he appears to be – starts to look concerned
and asks Carolyn if it wouldn’t have been better for
him to let her off at the back door. Carolyn replies,
“Nothing but the best for us! Front door!” She kisses
him and invites him inside. Inside, Buzz gives a whistle
of appreciation at the house. He asks, “You really live
in this place?” Carolyn replies, “No, this isn’t the
kind of place anyone lives in, people only exist here”.
Buzz looks at the stairs and jokes, “It would be fun
to ride my bike up those stairs”. Carolyn replies,
“Go ahead. Bring it in here! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!”.
Buzz, looking surprised, replies,”I can’t do that. It’d
wake everyone up!” Carolyn takes him into the drawing
room for drinks. She turns the radio on very, very
loud. Buzz announces, “The party begins again!” and
they start dancing.
Elizabeth comes down into the drawing room and angrily
asks, “Do you know what time it is? It’s 3 o’clock in the
morning!” Carolyn replies, “Who cares what time it is?
I’ve found myself a man, a real man!” Buzz, sprawled comfortably
on one of the sofas, drunkenly greets Elizabeth, “Hi, mommy!”
Elizabeth tells him, “You’re drunk. Get out of here!” Buzz,
acting offended, starts to say, “Mrs. Stoddard!…”, but Carolyn
interrupts him, “Not Mrs. Stoddard. Mrs. McGuire. I told you.
She’s going to marry Mr. McGuire”. Buzz asks, “But why do you
call her that now. She’s not married to him yet”. Carolyn replies,
“Because I want her to get used to it! I want her to hear how it
sounds like to be called Mrs. Jason McGuire! You are proud of it,
aren’t you mother?” Elizabeth, very upset, runs out of the room
and up the stairs. Carolyn runs out into the foyer and taunts
her, “Mrs. McGuire! Mrs. Mrs McGuire! Mrs. McGuire!” as a distraught
Elizabeth runs up the stairs. Elizabeth, standing on the landing
just outside the door to the bedroom hallway, turns, looks down
and sees Carolyn and Buzz in the foyer. Carolyn announces, “You’ve
found love, Mrs. McGuire, well so have I!!”, then turns and kisses
Buzz.

* This scene was originally written for Vicky and Burke.
Unfortunately, Mitchell Ryan was having drinking problems
at this time and didn’t show up for shooting, so the scene
was hastily rewritten with Joe in Burke’s place. Ryan
would be fired after this and never appear on Dark Shadows
again. He would later overcome his problems and continue
with his acting career.
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Episode 253
Worldvision Rerun 43
Tape Date: May 31, 1967 (ABC #118-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 14, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick

Alexandra Moltke:
“My name is Victoria Winters. A full moon newly risen, continues to climb
the early evening sky Collinwood, as though straining to create a distance
between itself and what it sees on the earth below–a ring of silver mist
encircles it–and the wind from the sea announces that soon no light will
shine at all. But the dark that lies ahead is not the deepest dark to be
found this night, and this brief moment of the moon, rising like a single hope,
will only make the night more bitter, so that nothing can emerge from the darkness
but an even darker despair.”

Maggie is lying in the cell in the basement of the Old House,
looking very disconsolate. Trying not to think of her terrible
experience in the coffin, she thinks to herself, “I’m mustn’t
give in! I won’t forget who I am! I can’t! No! I wouldn’t
ever think of that! Something else! Think of something else!
Concetrate! Think!”, but gives up, “I can’t think. I’ve got
to get out of here! All I can see is that coffin!” She hears
someone coming to the door and exclaims, “Willie!”, but the
door opens. It is not Willie. It is Barnabas. Maggie screams,
NO! Stay away from me! Please! Stay away! Don’t come any
nearer! Stay away!” Barnabas sarcastically says, “But I
don’t understand. Why should you be afraid of me? I’m not
the one who tried to harm you. You tried to destroy ME”.
Maggie counters, “I know what you wanted to do to me! I saw
that coffin! You wanted to make me like you!”. Barnabas
replies, “But you ARE Josette”. Maggie counters, “I am Maggie,
MAGGIE EVANS”. Barnabas tells her, “I just want you to be
more cooperative in the future. I’ve brought you something
to help” and takes out the music box”. Maggie shouts, “NO!”
Barnabas warns her, “It’s your only hope”. Maggie tells him,
“I’ll SMASH it!”. Barnabas takes the music box away from her
and warns her, “I’m offering you a second chance. I doubt if
a third will come”. Maggie agrees, “All right. Leave it”
and promises to try to think of herself as Josette. Barnabas
tells her, “You’ll more than try”. Maggie replies, “Yes”.
Barnabas says, “I’ll send Willie down with some food” and
turns to leave. Maggie tells him, “Barnabas, as long as I’m
not going to leave here…” Barnabas corrects her, “But we
will be leaving here – together”. Maggie continues, “But my
father…”. Barnabas tells her, “You must forget about the
past”. Maggie begs Barnabas to somehow let Sam know she is
still alive, that that would ease her mind make it easier for
her forget her past and become Josette. She takes a ring off
her finger and tells him, “Send him this ring…” Barnabas
replies, “Absurd! You’d be a fool to expect me to do that!
When they get that, they’ll renew the search!”.
David and Vicky are in the foyer of Collinwood. Vicky
is telling David, “It’s already getting dark, David”.
David, wanting to go out and play, complains to Vicky, “First
I can’t go out because I have to study, now I can’t go out
because it’s getting dark. When CAN I go out?” Vicky relents
and says, “All right, if you’ll promise me one thing: Don’t
go too far from the house”. David promises, “I’ll stay right
near the house. I promise you. I’ll be all right. I’ll
be right outside the house”. Vicky asks, “Promise?” David
replies, “I promise and I mean it!”, then remarks, “They’ve
stopped looking for Maggie Evans, haven’t they?” Vicky, looking
upset, replies, “No, not really”. David says, “I hope they
find out who did it, and I hope they find her too!”.
Willie is in the cell with Maggie. On a crate is a bowl
of food. Willie remarks, “You didn’t eat much”. He gestures
towards the music box and says, “It’s to help you. It’s the
only way”. Maggie starts to say, “Willie…”, but Willie
interrupts her, “I’m not supposed to talk to you”. Maggie
continues, “But you saved my life, and I’m very grateful.
I want to give you something. This ring…” and hand her
her ring. Willie protests, “I don’t know if Barnabas would
like me to take it”. Maggie replies, “But you don’t have to
tell him. It’s worth a lot of money. You could get a lot
for it. The ring reminds me of the past. It would help me
forget if you took it”. Willie says, “Well, it it’ll help
you…It must be worth a lot. Thank you!”. Maggie replies,
“Thank YOU Willie. I’m the one who should be grateful”,
a knowing gleam in her eye.
David, breaking his promise not to go far from Collinwood,
is at the door of the Old House. He tries the door, but finds
that it’s locked. He then goes and looks in through the window
and sees that no one’s inside. He checks few windows and
finds one that is unlocked. He opens it and goes inside.
Once inside, he looks around and calls out, “Josette! I’m back!
I said I’d come back. Josette! Josette! I’m back!”. Receiving
no reply, he starts up the stairs when suddenly Willie enters
the room and shouts, “WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!?!?!” David comes
back down and calmly says, “Hi”. Willie asks, “What are you
doing here?” David lies, “Nothing”. Willie reminds him, “You’ve
been told not to come here. It’s Mr. Collins’ house now”.
David replies, “I just wanted to go up to that little room”.
Willie asks, “What little room?” David replies, “Josette’s
room”. Willie tells him, “You’re not going anywhere but out!”
David protests, “I promised her…”, but Willie just shouts,
“Out!”. David calmly says, “I want to tell you something.
I know what you’re doing here”. Willie, sounding alarmed,
asks, “What?” David continues, “What you and cousin Barnabas
are doing here”. Willie asks, “What do you mean you know?”
David explains, “You’re trying to do something to Josette!”
Willie asks, “What are we trying to do to her?” David
continues, “You’re trying to pretend she’s not here. You’re
trying to make her leave. That’s why you took her portrait
away, that’s why you’ve changed everything! But you can’t
get rid of her, and I’m going to see her again!”. Willie,
much relieved to find that David is talking about Josette’s
ghost, says, “Not if Mr. Collins has anything to do with it!”,
lifts David up, opens the front doors and literally throws him
out. David protests, “I’ll tell my aunt Elizabeth!”
Willie counters, “Go ahead! She doesn’t want you here either”.
David looks down and notices something on the ground. He
picks it up. It’s Maggie’s ring. He yells to Willie,
“Hey! I’ve got something for you!”. Willie shouts through
the door, “I said GO AWAY!!”. David tries to say, “But…”,
but Willie just keeps shouting, “GO AWAY!!!”. David, angrily
mutters, “OK, I won’t give it to you, then” and leaves.
David has returned to Collinwood and is in the foyer,
where Vicky is scolding him, “I called you and you weren’t
around! You broke your promise!” David lies, “No I didn’t”
Vicky notices the ring he’s holding and asks, “Where did you
get that?” and takes it from him. David protests, “It’s mine!”
Vicky remarks, “It’s a ring”, and asks, “Where did you find
it”. David replies, “I found it on the ground. I don’t know
whose it is”. Vicky examines the ring and remarks, “It’s got
an inscription inside” and holds it up to the light to try
to read it, but finally gives up, “It’s a name, but it’s so
small I can’t make it out”. There’s a knock at the front
doors. Vicky asks, “Who is it?” A voice replies, “Barnabas”.
Vicky lets him in, apoligizing, “Forgive me for asking who it
was, but these days, you can’t be too careful”. Barnabas
replies, “I understand. It’s a good idea, with the madman
possibly still roaming Collinsport. David says “I think I’ll
go up to my room now”, and turns to leave, but Barnabas stops
him, saying, “I owe you an apology. I’m afraid my servant
Willie was rude to you when you came to the Old House. I told
him I wanted my privacy, but I’m afraid he was overzealous”.
Vicky scolds David, “So, you DID go to the Old House! Is that
where you got that ring?” Barnabas, seeing the ring Vicky’s
holding, asks her, “Let me see it.” She hands it to him and
he examines it. He asks David, “Where did you say you found
this?” David replies, “Outside the Old House. It dropped from
Willie’s pocket”. Barnabas lies, “I recognize it. It’s an
old family piece. I gave it to Willie to sell”. Vicky scolds
David, “And you said you didn’t know who it belonged to. That’s
the same as stealing!”, but Barnabas thanks David, “Thank you
for retrieving it. It’s quite valuable. QUITE valuable”.
Maggie is sitting in the cell. She hears footsteps coming
and opens the music box, pretending that she’s been listening
to it. Barnabas unlocks the door and comes in. Hearing the
music, he remarks, “It’s lovely, isn’t it?” Maggie replies,
“Yes it is”. Barnabas tells her, “I’m quite pleased to see you
enjoying it, and I’m quite pleased to see your new sense of
cooperation”. Maggie says, “Thank you”. Barnabas continues,
“I’ve made the right decision. You’re quite intelligent.
Intelligence was the very essence of the character of my lovely
Josette”. He continues, “By the way, I have your ring. I was
talking to Miss Winters at the big house. Apparently, David
found it outside the door of this house where it had been dropped
by my loyal servant Willie it. I managed to retrieve it before
Miss Winters could read the inscription. I’ll keep it in a safe
place for you, a place where no one will find it. I congratulate
you. Your attempts are getting better, but you’ll have to excuse
me if I don’t don’t congratulate you on its lack of success!”
and leaves. Maggie slams the lid of the music box down in
frustration, tears in her eyes.
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Episode 254
Worldvision Rerun 44
Tape Date: June 6, 1967 (ABC #119-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 15, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick

Carolyn and Elizabeth are in the drawing room of Collinwood.
Elizabeth asks Carolyn, “Carolyn, where are you going? I want
an answer!” Carolyn just replies, “Out!” Elizabeth warns her
against going out alone so late with all the attacks going on.
Carolyn replies, “Don’t worry. I’ll find someone to go with!”
Elizabeth remarks, “You mean that Buzz? He makes my flesh crawl!”
Carolyn retorts, “He’s not as bad as some men I could think of”.
Elizabeth begs, “Carolyn, please don’t go out. It’s too dangerous”,
but Carolyn does not listen.
Elizabeth asks Vicky, “How can I stop her, Vicky?” Vicky
diplomatically replies, “I don’t know”. Elizabeth tells her,
“You know and I know. She’s reacting to my marriage to Jason
McGuire”. They discuss the upcoming marriage. Vicky hints that
she still thinks Elizabeth is being forced into it. Elizabeth
denies this, saying, “You looked in that basement. You saw there
was nothing there!”.
Jason McGuire drags Willie Loomis into the Blue Whale.
He orders two double bourbons. Willie tells him, “I told
you, I don’t want anything to drink!” Jason tells him,
“Well, you’re going to tell me what you were doing. What
were you up to this afternoon? There I am, in the bank,
making a transaction, and who do I see? Willie Loomis”.
Willie explains, “I was doing a transaction for Mr. Collins”.
Jason asks, “But I saw you in there with a bunch of jewels,
talking to another man”. Willie explains, “I was selling
some jewels for Mr. Collins. The man was a jewel dealer from
Boston”. Jason tells him he doesn’t believe him. Willie replies,
“You can ask Mr. Collins if you want”. Jason tells Willie,
“I don’t know if the news has reached you yet. Good and glorious
news. I’ve decided to trade in my seven league boots for some
slippers.” He tells Willie about his upcoming marriage to
Elizabeth. Willie is surprised by this and remarks, “She’d
never marry you. What’s the deal?” Jason replies, “The deal is
that I will have a great deal of control at Collinwood soon.
I was responsible for bringing you to Collinsport and I
promised you I’d have a lot of money for both of us”. Willie
tells him, “I’m not interested in that anymore”. Jason remarks,
“Because you have something going for yourself, huh Willie?”
Willie denies that he has.
Buzz and Carolyn come into the Blue Whale. Buzz complains
about her wanting to drink all the time. Carolyn replies,
“A girl gets thirsty once in a while”. She sees Jason
and remarks, “And sometimes a girl can get sick to her stomach”
and turns to leave. Jason tells her that she can stay, that she
needn’t worry because he and Willie were just about to leave.
Carolyn remarks, “Only if you take that smell with you!”. Jason
counters “Is that any way to talk to your future father-in-law?”,
greatly upsetting Carolyn. Jason and Willie leave. Buzz and Carolyn
sit down at a table. After a drink, Buzz complains, “Drinking’s a
drag. I can think of other things to do”. Carolyn replies,
“I like that taste”. Buzz says, “But it’s what you feel that’s
important. Drinking only makes you feel drunk. How about
something that’ll make you feel like you’ve never been alive
before?”, suggesting a wild ride on his motorcycle. Carolyn
replies, “Maybe. Let’s drink first”. Carolyn finishes her drink,
and they get up to leave. As they get to the door, they run into
Joe Haskell coming in. Joe and Carolyn say hello to each other,
rather uncomfortably. Joe goes to the bar. Buzz remarks to
Carolyn, “Is that the company you used to keep? You must’ve had
a boring existence…” Carolyn tells Buzz to wait for her
outside. Buzz goes outside. Carolyn goes to the bar and tells
Joe, “Joe, I just want you to know how sorry I am about Maggie”.
At first Joe snaps, “I don’t want to talk about that!”, but then
apoligizes to Carolyn and offers to buy her a beer. Carolyn
replies, “No, thanks. I’m on a date”. Joe remarks, “That guy looks
about as much fun as a bag of spiders”. Carolyn replies, “You have
your idea of fun and I have mine”. Joe remarks that it’s obvious
she’s getting back at her mother for planning to get married to
a man she doesn’t approve of. Buzz sticks his head in and
complains, “Bike’s getting cold!” Carolyn tells Joe she has to
go. Joe, trying to dissuade her from going with Buzz, tells her,
“That offer of a beer still stands”, but Carolyn declines, saying,
“All drinking makes you feel is drunk” and leaves.
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth tells Jason, “I
can’t set a date. I haven’t heard from my lawyers yet”. Jason
replies, “I’ve taken the liberty of going to Richard Garner.
He tells me everything will be taken care of in two weeks.”
Elizabeth tries to stall, “That’s not enough time. I have things
to do, preparations to make…”, but Jason insists on being
married in two weeks, adding, “I’d like you to announce it at
first opportunity”. Buzz and Carolyn come in. Jason tells
Carolyn, “Your mother and I have decided on a date. Two weeks
from today”. Carolyn is clearly disturbed by this. She asks
Buzz, “You like weddings? You want to come?” Buzz begs off,
saying, “I’ll be out of town that day”, but Carolyn tells him,
“I like weddings. Especially my own! Know what, Buzz? Let’s get
married! Let’s get married on the same day!” Elizabeth tells
Carolyn, “Carolyn, be serious”. Carolyn replies, “What makes you
think I’m not?” She turns to Buzz and says, “Two weeks from today!
You and me! Man and wife, bride and groom!”
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Episode 255
Worldvision Rerun 45
Tape Date: June 1, 1967 (ABC #120-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 16, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Barnabas is in Josette’s room. Willie comes in with
a bunch of flowers. He tells Barnabas, “I’ve got the
flowers” and gives them to him. Barnabas remarks, “Josette
loved fresh cut flowers. She had them placed in the room
every morning”. He puts them in a vase. Willie asks, “Why?
Are you thinking of letting the girl up here again? You can’t
keep her downstairs forever. She’s going to go crazy down
there”. Barnabas replies, “She deserves much worse. I offered
her the world, a chance to become my bride, my Josette,
and she refused!” Willie asks, “What if you give her another
chance and she refuses again?” Barnabas replies, “I’ll have to
kill her, of course!”
Sam Evans is drinking at the Blue Whale. Joe Haskell
comes in. He asks Sam, “Have you checked with the sheriff
today?” Sam replies, “No, if he has any new news, he’d
call me”. Joe tells him, “I think I’ll stop by the
sheriff’s office. Want to join me?” Sam replies, “No,
I’ve got to go to Collinwood. I finished that painting
of Barnabas Collins last night and I want to collect the
commision”. Joe remarks, “It’s good that you’ve been
working”. Sam replies, “You’ve got to do something. But
I won’t give up hope. As long as I’m alive, I’m going
to believe Maggie is alive, somewhere…”
And indeed she is. Maggie is in the cell in the basement of
the old house. Willie comes into the cell. Maggie exclaims,
“You don’t know how good it is to see you!” Willie tells her,
“I came to take you back up to your room. He’s going to give
you another chance”. He recommends, “You gotta go along with
him. You gotta convince him you’re sincere”. Maggie protests,
“I can’t”, but Willie tells her, “You’ve got to make him believe
you!! This could be your last chance, your very last chance!”
Willie brings Maggie back up to Josette’s room. Barnabas
tells Willie, “Leave us”. Willie does. Barnbas asks Maggie,
“How are you, my dear?” Maggie replies, “Better”. Barnabas
asks, “Happy to return to your room?” Maggie exclaims, “It’s
like a paradise!” Barnabas asks, “Would you like to stay
here again?” Maggie asks, “May I?” Barnabas says, “We shall
see”. Maggie starts to beg him to let her stay, but Barnabas
stops her, saying, “Don’t plead. Josette was above begging”.
He tells her about the flowers, “Josette had a vase of flowers
in every room in the house. She celebrated life. She liked
to see beauty wherever she was”. He then tells Maggie , “It’s
easy for you to be free. All you have to do is accept your
destiny. I see you have her music box.” Maggie lies, “Yes.
Sometimes the music made me feel like I were Josette”. Barnabas
asks, “Play it. It would please me”. Maggie opens the lid and
the music starts playing. Barnabas asks her how it makes her
feel. Maggie replies, “Calm…I shall be your bride. I want
to be your bride.” Barnbas tells her, “I want you to be happy.
I promise to make you happy”. He takes her hand to kiss it.
Maggie recoils. Barnabas realizes she has been trying to fool him.
He tells her, “You’ve been trying to fool me. You still think
you’re that common creature Maggie Evans.” Maggie angrily
replies, “Maggie Evans! That’s what I am, and nothing you can do
can change that!” Suddenly, Willie comes running into the
room exclaiming, “Barnabas! He’s here!” Barnabas asks, “Who’s
here?” Willie replies, “Her father! His car just stopped out
back! He’ll be here any minute!” Barnabas gives Willie, who’s
been holding Maggie, a hand over her mouth to keep her from
screaming, a handkerchief to gag her with and tells him,
“Keep her quiet”. Barnabas tells Willie to take Maggie
into the hallway just out of sight at the top of the
stairs. Willie protests, “But she’ll be only a few feet
from her father!” Barnabas tells him, “I know. I want her
to hear”. Willie asks, “But what if she makes a noise?”
Barnabas warns, “I don’t think she will. If she did, I’d be
forced to kill her. And forced to kill her father too, of
course”.
Sam knocks at the door. Barnabas goes down, answers it,
and lets Sam in. Sam tells Barnabas, “Mr. Collins. I came
to deliver the portrait. I finished it last night”.
Barnabas asks, “I thought you had stopped painting”. Sam
replies, “No, I used it as a form of therapy”. He gives Barnabas
the portrait and tells him, “I hope you like it”. Barnabas
looks at it and replies, “Splendid! It’s everything I had hoped
for!” Sam apoligizes, “It’s not the best I can do, but it’s
the best I can do right now”. Barnabas replies, “I apoligize
for not asking earlier. Any news of your daughter?” Sam
replies, “None”. Barnabas remarks, “I’m sure the authorities
are still searching for her”. Sam tells him, “They’ve pretty
much given up. They’ve looked everywhere she could be.
They’re pretty sure she isn’t in the area. They’ve circulated
her picture all across the country”. Barnabas says, “I hope
she’s all right”. Sam replies, “Me too, but every day, it
gets harder to have any hope, but I cling to the hope that
someday, she’ll be found”. Suddenly, Joe Haskell comes
running into the old house exclaiming, “Sam! I knew’d you’d
be here! I had to come talk to you!” He apoligizes to Barnabas
for barging in and interrupting, then takes Sam aside and
tells him, “Sam, I just came from the Sheriff’s Office!”
Sam asks, “Have they located her?” Joe replies, Brace
yourself. They’ve found a body on the beach 50 miles north of
here. They think it’s Maggie. It’s the right age and the
right size, but it’s been in the water for four or five days
and is too decomposed to be recognizable”. Sam says, “But there’s
a possibility it’s not Maggie!” Joe replies, sadly, “There is,
but they’re pretty sure it is”. Sam gives up and says, “I’m
kidding myself. It’s Maggie. I can’t believe it. Maggie,
gone.” Barnabas comes over and says, “I couldn’t help overhearing.
My condolences”. Sam, devastated, tells Joe, “Come on. Let’s go”.
They leave.
Barnabas and Willie bring Maggie back to Josette’s room.
Barnabas ungags Maggie and asks, “Hear that? Hear what they
said? Still think they’ll come looking for you? They think
you’re dead! As far as the world is concerned, Maggie Evans
IS dead! Oh, they’ll grieve for you for awhile, especially
your father and young Haskell, but eventually, even they will
forget the fact that you existed at all. Young Haskell will
find another girl. They’ll marry and have a family, and all
his feelings for you will be transferred to her. Your father
will console himself by drowing himself in drink for awhile, then
will start painting again. Eventually, you’ll become just
a dim memory to him. As far as the world is concerned,
Maggie Evans is gone. She doesn’t exist anymore. It’s
better if you find another existence as Josette…” Maggie
screams, “Never!” Barnabas tells her he’s going to have
her put back into the cell again, saying, “It’s the best
place for you to think. One thinks best in solitude”. Maggie
screams, “No!!!!” and starts to beg him not to put her back
into the cell. Barnabas tells Willie, “Take her out of here,
Willie. The sight of her offends me”. Maggie tries to beg
some more, but Willie tells her, “Don’t argue. It’s no use”
and takes her away.
Willie takes Maggie away and back down into the dungeon.
Maggie begs, “Please Willie, don’t go! Don’t leave me
alone!” Willie replies, “I have to”. Maggie begs, “Don’t
go. Stay. Just for a while. I can’t stand to be alone!”,
but Willie leaves. Maggie, disconsolate, throws herself
on the bed.
A long time later, Maggie is surprised to hear the
voice of a young girl singing,

“London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady!
Take the key and lock her up,
Lock her up, lock her up,
Take the key and lock her up,
My fair lady!…”

The singing stops. Maggie mutters, “Who is it? Am I losing
my mind? I thought I heard something!” The singing starts
again. Maggie asks, “Who is it? Who’s out there?” and
gets out of bed, goes to the door, and looks out the
window. She is surprised to see a young girl of about 9 or
10 out there. The girl, who is dressed very strangely, is
cradling a doll in her arms and singing “London Bridge” to it.
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Episode 256
Worldvision Rerun 46
Tape Date: June 7, 1967 (ABC #121-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 19, 1967 Monday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift

Maggie calls out, “Little girl! Over here! Little girl!
Are you really there? Little girl, answer me! Please answer
me so I know you’re really there! Why don’t you answer me!
Answer me!” But the little girl, who’s now tossing a ball
into the air and catching it while singing “London Bridge”,
her back turned to the cells, doesn’t seem to hear a thing.
Maggie warns, “Stop singing! They’ll hear you and come and
get you! Please, I need your help! You’ve got to get out of
here and tell them I’m here. Maggie Evans! I’m Maggie Evans!
Can’t you hear me? Can’t you hear me? Little girl, please
listen to me!” The little girl stops singing. Maggie says,
“Good! Go home now, and tell your father or mother that you
saw me! Tell them you saw Maggie Evans!” The little girl
leaves and goes up the stairs.
Moments later, Willie Loomis comes down, unlocks the door
and comes into the cell, a plate of food with him. He tells
her, “I’ve brought you some food. I thought I heard you
talking with someone”. Maggie replies, “Who would I have
been talking with down here?” Willie gestures towards the
music box, which is sitting on a table, and remarks, “You’re
supposed to be playing this. The music is supposed to
keep going all the time”. Maggie replies, “I can’t stand to
hear it anymore!” She begs Willie to help her. Willie
replies, “Don’t you think I want to escape? Don’t you think
I haven’t tried? Don’t you think that when I’m in town I
haven’t thought of stepping on the gas and driving until I’m a
thousand miles from here? He’s taken control of my own. My
will isn’t my own. He has some sort of power over me”. Maggie
says, “Yes, but during the day, while he’s in his coffin”. Willie
replies, “That’s when his power over me is the strongest”. Maggie
moans, “Why did this happen to me? Why?” Willie, looking very
sad, leaves. Maggie throws herself in bed again. Willie goes
upstairs. Moments later, the girl is outside the cell again,
tossing the ball into the air…
At Collinwood, Vicky and David are sitting in the couch
in the drawing room. Vicky is giving David his geography
lesson. Carolyn comes into the drawing room. Seeing David
and Vicky, she apoligizes, “Pardon me. I didn’t know school
was in session”. Vicky tells her, “The dismissal bell is
just about to ring”. She dismisses David, who happily
runs out the front door to go play outside. Carolyn makes
a remark about how tough a job it must be to tutor David.
Vicky replies, “It’s actually a pretty rewarding experience.
Speaking of rewarding experiences, what are you up to?”.
Carolyn replies, “I have plans”. Vicky asks, “Carolyn,
how far do you intend to go with this Buzz?” Carolyn
replies, “All the way. I will marry Buzz on the day
my mother marries Jason McGuire”. Vicky says, “I don’t
believe it”. Carolyn replies, “You’ll believe it when you
see it”. Vicky pleads, “Carolyn, why do you want to ruin
your life?” Carolyn replies, “What’s to ruin? If my mother
marries Jason McGuire, it’s ruined already!” She remarks on
her mother’s bad choice in men, “First, Paul Stoddard, who’s
been so busy he hasn’t had the time to drop by in 18 years, and
now Jason McGuire, the man who inspired the invention of truth
serum. Compared to them, my Buzz seems almost saintly”. She
tells Vicky, “If you’re thinking of getting me a wedding present,
I’ll tell you what you can get me. A crash helmet. As soon as
we’re married, we’re going to take off down the road and open
it up, all the way!”
David is playing on some swings near the old house.
He hears a voice call, “Boy! Boy! Boy! Come over here!”
He looks and sees the little girl calling to him. He
goes over to her and asks, “What do you want?” The
little girl replies, “I want someone to play with”.
David asks, “Don’t you have friends to play with?”
The girl replies, “I used to, but I can’t find them”.
David asks, “Do you play around here often?” The girl
replies, “Yes”. David asks, “Do you live around here?”
The girl replies, “Yes”. David asks, “What’s your name?”
The girl answers, “Sarah”. David tells her, “Mine’s
David”. The girl replies, “Yes, I know”. David asks, “Go
to school?” The girl replies, “I used to, but I don’t
anymore”. David tells her, “I used to too, but I don’t
anymore. I have a tutor now”. The little girl starts to
sing, “London Bridge”. David remarks that that’s a
“baby song”. The girl indignantly replies, “No it
isn’t! It’s my favorite song!” She starts to sing it
again. David asks, “Can’t you do anything else”.
The little girl gets upset and says, “No, I keep looking
for them but I can’t find them! They all went away!”
David promises to play with her if she comes around.
The girl says, “All right. I’ve got to go find them now”
and leaves. Willie comes into the yard. David says,
“Oh, Hi Willie”. Willie tells David, “You know you’re
not supposed to be here!” David explains, “I was playing
on the swings”. Willie asks, “Who did I hear you talking
to?” David replies, “A kid”. Willie tells him, “You shouldn’t
be bringing kids here”. David replies, “I didn’t. She came
here by herself. She says she comes here to play all the
time”. Willie tells David, “Get out. You’re not supposed
to be here”. David snorts, “Some pal you turned out to be!”
and runs off.
David returns to Collinwood. As he goes in, the roar of
a motorcycle pulling up outside is heard. Inside the
foyer, Carolyn is wrapping a scarf around her neck,
getting ready to go out. David tells Carolyn, “Oh, Carolyn,
that Buzz is out there again. I heard him coming”. Carolyn
says, “EVERYONE heard him coming”. David asks, “He has a cool
motorcycle. Are you going on it again?” Carolyn replies, “All
day”. David asks, “Could I ride on it someday?” Carolyn replies,
“Sure. It’s going to be around here quite a while”. David asks
“Why.” Carolyn explains, “Because Buzz and I are …”. She
pauses then finishes her sentence, “…going steady” and leaves.
David goes into the drawing room and tells Vicky he’s
going to get a motorcycle like Buzz’s someday. Vicky
replies, “You always choose wrong things to want”. David asks,
“Why is it the wrong thing to want?” Vicky replies, “I don’t
want to discuss it”. David remarks, “Something must be going
on around here”. Vicky asks, “Why do you ask that?” David
explains, “No one ever wants to discuss anything” then asks
Vicky, “Can you imagine someone my age singing ‘London Bridge’?”
He tells her, “I met a strange kid near the old house. She says
she comes from around here. She said she came around here to
play a lot. She said her name was Sarah. Boy, was she strange.
Her hair, and her clothes. They were like, old, like they
were from a long, long, LONG time ago…”
In her cell, Maggie hears a noise. It’s Willie coming down
the stairs. He unlocks the door and comes in. He notices that
Maggie hasn’t touched her food and remarks, “You didn’t eat”.
Maggie replies, “I didn’t feel like it”. Willie tells her, “He
won’t like that”. Maggie replies, “I’d rather die of starvation
than his way!” Willie sadly remarks, “No one wants to die his
way”, takes the plate and leaves. Maggie, perhaps tired of the
quiet, lifts the musicbox lid. The music starts. Maggie starts to
pace around in the cell. Suddenly, she hears the little girl’s
voice singing “London Bridge is falling down…” again. Maggie
goes to the window in the door and looks out. The little
girl is out there again, her back to the cell, tossing her
ball into the air and singing. Maggie calls out, “Little girl!
Little girl! How do you come in and out without you seeing
you? Little girl? Did you tell anyone you saw me? Little girl,
answer me!” The little girl turn around, says, “If you see
my big brother, don’t tell him you saw me! He doesn’t like
anyone to come down here!” and leaves…
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Episode 257
Worldvision Rerun 47
Tape Date: June 8, 1967 (ABC #122-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 20, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift

Buzz comes to Collinwood and knocks on the door. Elizabeth
answers the door annd asks, “What do you want?” Buzz points
out, “There’s only one reason I come up here”. Elizabeth asks,
“Carolyn expecting you?” Buzz replies, “She’s always expecting
me!”. Elizabeth tells him, “I’ll get her” and starts to close
the door. Buzz indignantly exclaims, “Hey! Can’t I come in?”
Elizabeth coldly replies, “No” and closes the door. Carolyn comes
down the stairs into the foyer and asks, “For me?” Elizabeth
replies, “Yes”. Carolyn asks, “Where is he?” Elizabeth replies,
“He’s waiting outside”. Carolyn angrily asks, “Waiting outside?
Did you tell him he couldn’t come in?” Elizabeth tells her, “I
don’t want to discuss your friend right now”. Carolyn replies,
“He’s not my friend. He’s my fiance, and you’re going to have to
talk about him, because soon, he’s going to be your son-in-law!”
Carolyn goes outside and gives Buzz a big hug. She invites him
inside and tells him to wait, “I want to make sure those doors
are wide open for you in the future. You’ll never have to wait
outside again!”. Buzz cheers her on, “Give it to her, baby!
Tell her if she’s a good girl, I might even give her a ride
on my motorcycle!”. Carolyn tells Buzz to make himself
comfortable while she’s talking to her mother. Buzz sits down
sprawled on the stairs.
Carolyn goes into the drawing room, where Elizabeth is busy
putting some flowers into a vase and angrily says, “Don’t ever
close the door to a friend of mine again!” Elizabeth counters,
“Next time I won’t even open the door!” They start to argue
about Buzz. Elizabeth tells Carolyn, “You’ve made your point.
You want to stop me from marrying Jason”. Carolyn remarks,
“You’ll llke Buzz once you get to know him”. Elizabeth says,
“No I won’t. He won’t be around long enough for me to know
him”. Carolyn says, “Yes he will, because I’m going to marry
him”. Elizabeth says sternly, “You are NOT going to marry him”.
Carolyn counters, “If that’s what you think, you’re in for
a shock, because I will!”. Elizabeth responds, “I’ll have your
marriage annulled!” Carolyn retorts, “Why don’t you have yours
annulled too?” She suggests, “Why don’t we have a double
wedding? That will save money on the preacher. I can hear it
right now, both of us saying, ‘I do’ together. How would
you like that, Mrs. McGuire?” Elizabeth asks, “If I don’t marry
Jason, will that end this nonsense?” Carolyn responds, “I don’t
know, mother. Try me”. Elizabeth, realizing she’s getting
nowhere, tells Carolyn, “Your friend’s waiting”. Carolyn
reminds her, “FIANCE, Mother, FIANCE”.
Jason, coming down the stairs, finds his path blocked by
Buzz. Jason tells Buzz, “Pardon me”, but Buzz doesn’t move. Jason
remarks, “You look very comfortable”. Buzz nonchalently replies,
“Yes I am”. He suggests to Jason that he step over him. Jason
replies, “I could try that, but you know, I might accidently
stop ON you”. Buzz moves. Jason sarcastically remarks, “Good
lad! Safety first and all that!” and comes down into the foyer.
Carolyn comes into the foyer and, seeing Jason and Buzz, remarks
caustically, “Now that’s a sight! The two bridegrooms!” Jason
asks Carolyn, “Going out for a motorcycle ride?” Carolyn replies,
“Yes”, then asks, “Hey! How about a ride? I’d love to see Buzz
give you a ride you’d never forget!” Jason declines. He tells her
he’ll get her a leather jacket for Christmas. Carolyn tells Buzz
she has to go upstairs and get dressed.
Jason goes into the drawing room. Elizabeth tells
him, “She intends to go through with it”. Jason tells
her he thinks Carolyn’s bluffing. Elizabeth tells him
she doesn’t think so. She tells him, “I can’t go through
with this marriage. I agreed to it to stop you from
ruining Carolyn’s life, but if it’s going to get ruined
anyway…” Jason insists that Carolyn is bluffing and
tells Elizabeth, “All she needs is some talking to.
Some fatherly advice”. Elizabeth tells him she doesn’t
think that’ll work. Jason replies, “Really, Liz. You’re
marrying a man who can handle anything!”.
Carolyn is in her room brushing her hair. There’s a knock
at the door. Jason comes in and asks for a few minutes of her
time. Carolyn warns him, “I’m not taking any advice today. I’ve
had all I can take from my mother”. Jason replies, “Not the kind
I have. This is fatherly advice”. Carolyn explodes, “HOW DARE
YOU SAY THAT?” Jason asks, “Why do you hate me so?” Carolyn
replies, “Hate is too mild a word to describe what I feel about
you!”. Jason says, “Look at that temper! That’s the Paul
Stoddard temper. That’s the same temper that caused Paul Stoddard
to walk out of here 18 years ago and cause your mother 18 years
of misery. Now her daughter is going to cause her more misery. It
makes me sick”. He tries to tell her, “You and I are really
both the same. We’re both only concerned with the welfare of
your mother”. Carolyn retorts, “Now you’re making ME sick. I
know the only thing YOU care about!”. Jason warns her, “This
wedding will go on despite your efforts to stop it!”.
Jason goes back down to the drawing room. Elizabeth
asks, “How did you handle it?” Jason replies, “Rather
well, I’d say”. Elizabeth asks, “Did you talk her out of
it?” Jason replies, “I think I have the situation under
control”. Elizabeth asks, “Did you or did you not talk
her out of it?” Jason responds, “Well, you can’t expect
me to talk her out of the whole thing at once…”
Elizabeth remarks, “Then you really didn’t do anything”.
Jason remarks, “I think I’ll talk to the lad. I think I
can handle him”.
Carolyn and Buzz are at the Blue Whale dancing. They
finish and sit down at a table. Carolyn and Buzz are
the only two young people there. The rest of the customers
are all middle aged. Buzz remarks, “The wrong generation
hangs out here. There must be a better place to swing.
I think I know the place. It’s in Logansport”. They
decide to go to Logansport, but Carolyn tells Buzz she’s
got to powder her nose first and goes to the ladie’s room.
Jason comes into the Blue Whale and, seeing Buzz, remarks,
“Ah, Buzz. There you are. Enjoying the nightlife, I see”.
Buzz replies, “Not exactly”. Jason asks, “Where’s Carolyn?”
Buzz replies, “Powdering her nose”. Jason asks, “Have you
known her long?” Buzz replies, “Yes”. Jason asks, “She ever
go out with you before?” Buzz replies, “No”. Jason points
out, “Then don’t you think it’s strange that all of sudden
she would?” He sits down and tells Buzz, “Let me tell you
something confidential. As you know, I’m marrying Carolyn’s
mother, and she doesn’t like it a bit”. He tells Buzz that
Carolyn is just using him to “shake her mother up”. Buzz
nonchalently replies, “If that’s what happening man, I’m
having it pretty good!”. Jason warns him, “Don’t take this
talk of marriage seriously. She’ll drop you when she’s gotten
her objective”, but finds that Buzz doesn’t care. Finally,
Jason tells Buzz, “Stop seeing Carolyn and it’ll be very much
appreciated”. Buzz asks, “Exactly how much?” Jason replies,
“You have a nice motorcycle. If you’ll spend more time with
your other friends and less with Carolyn, you’ll easily be able
to afford another just like it. What do you say to that?” Buzz
replies, “I say NO! I like the bike I have, and the chick I have.”
Carolyn comes back out. Buzz tells her about Jason’s offer.
Carolyn asks, “Did you take it?” Buzz replies, “Swap you for a
bike? NEVER!” Carolyn tells Jason, “Well Jason, I guess you’re
a bit short on salesmanship tonight. But the the only person
you’ve ever been able to sell you bill of goods to is my mother.
What’s the matter? Mother having second thoughts?” Jason insists,
“No, Carolyn, no second thoughts. The marriage will go on as
planned!” Carolyn replies, “Good to hear it. Marriage is a
wonderful institution”. As Carolyn and Jason leave to go to
Logansport, Carolyn remarks, “Pleasant dreams, Jason. But your
dreams are all pleasant, aren’t they? They’re all about money!”
She and Buzz laugh and leave.
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Episode 258
Worldvision Rerun 48
Tape Date: June 2, 1967 (ABC #123-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 21, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift

At the old house, Maggie goes to the door of the cell and
looks out the window. There is no one there. Maggie calls
out quietly, “Little girl! Little girl? Where is she? Where
is she? Little girl! Little girl! Come back! Come back!”
In despair, she collapses onto the bed and moans, “There’s
no hope. I’m dead. Dead. I’m dead!” Suddenly, she hears the
little girl’s voice singing “London Bridge” again. She looks
up and is startled to see the little girl – IN the cell.
Maggie asks, “Little girl, how did you get in here? How?”,
but the little girl, instead of answering, just continues
singing. Maggie asks, “Little girl. How did you get in here.
Please, I’m asking you!” The girl stops singing and says,
“I came to visit you again”. Maggie tells her, “Thank you.
I’m so glad to see you!”. The little girls says, “I heard
you crying. It sounded so sad. That’s why I came to see
you. Why were you crying? I remember a long time ago, there was
a lot of crying. I heard it. My mother was crying, my father
was crying. Even my brother was crying, but he wouldn’t let
anyone see him”. Maggie tells the girl, “I was crying because
it was so dark in here and I was so frightened and lonely, but
I’m not going to be frightened and lonely now that you’re here”.
that she was crying because it was dark and she was lonely”.
She asks, “Anyone see you come in here?” The girl replies, “No.
No one EVER sees me come in here”. Maggie tries the door but
finds it securely locked. She asks the girl, “But how did you
get in here? The door’s locked! How did you get in here?” The
girl responds, “Oh, I have a way”. The girl points to the music
box and asks, “What’s that?” Maggie tells her, “A music box”.
Maggie lifts the top and the music starts to play. She asks the
girl, “Would you like to have it?” The girl replies, “Thanks,
but I’m not supposed to accept gifts”. Maggie begs, “Please,
little girl. Tell me how you got in here”, but the girl just
remarks, “I like that music. Don’t you?” Maggie, frustrated,
slams the musicbox lid down and exclaims, “NO! I HATE IT!” She
asks, “Little girl, did you tell your mother and father about
me?” The girl replies, “I couldn’t find them”. Maggie asks, “Are
you lost? Did you tell anyone?” The girl replies, “No. I couldn’t
find anyone I knew. They all went away”. Maggie asks, “Don’t you
have any friends?” The girl replies, “Yes, but I don’t know where
he is. Will you be my friend?” Maggie reples, “Of course”. The
girl asks, “Will you play with me?” Maggie replies, “Yes”. They
start tossing the little girl’s ball around. The girl remarks,
“I like playing ball”. Maggie replies, “So do I”. Once again
Maggie asks the girl, “I wish you’d tell me how you got in here”.
Once again the girl evades the question, “Do you like to sing?
Will you sing with me?” Maggie replies that she will. They start
to sing “London Bridge”, playing catch at the same time. Suddenly,
Maggie stops and goes to the door to look out the window. Seeing
nothing, she comes back and warns the girl, “Not so loud. They’ll
hear us”. The girl asks, “Who?” Maggie replies, “The other people
in this house. People who aren’t nice”. The girl asks, “Bad
people?”. Maggie replies, “Yes. You’d better go before they come.
Will you take me with you?” The girl replies that she will. Maggie
goes to the window and looking out again, says, “They’ll be coming
down any minute! That’s why we’ve got to leave right away!”. But
when she turns back, she finds that the little girl is gone. She
exclaims, “Where’d you go? Little girl, come back! Come back!
Come back!”
Maggie is sitting in the cell alone, singing “London Bridge”
slowly and quietly. Barnabas comes in and touches her on the
shoulder. Maggie recoils, screaming, “NO! NO! Leave me alone!
Please!” Barnabas tells her, “I only came to see how you were”.
Maggie says, “No. You came to kill me!” Barnabas replies, “No. I
heard you singing. You sounded so happy”. Maggie says, “No,
I’m going to die and you’re going to kill me!” Barnabas’ voice is
uncharacteristically gentle. He tells her, “No, You have the
opportunity of living a long, long life if you wish. As Josette
Collins, you can live for eternity”. Maggie shouts, “No!” Barnabas
suddenly turns stern and asks, “Do you know if you reject me you’ll
lose your life?” Maggie replies, “I won’t, because I’m going to get
out of here!” Barnabas asks, “How?” Maggie replies, “I can’t tell
you. It’s a secret”. Maggie’s tone of voice indicates that her
mind is starting to go. Barnabas replies, “Well, you keep your
secret. I won’t ask you about it. You can escape if you want to”.
Maggie says, “You think everyone thinks I’m dead, but somebody
knows I’m alive”. Barnabas asks, “Who?” Maggie replies, “My friend.
A secret friend. She comes and plays with me. We play catch and
sing and have fun together. I can’t wait for my friend to come
again. She’s going to come again, very soon!”. Barnabas opens
the door and leaves, a sad look on his face.
Barnabas goes back upstairs. Willie tells Barnabas, “I gotta
get some food ready to take downstairs”. Barnabas tells Willie,
“I’m afraid Maggie Evans has gone out of her mind. She’s starting
to babble. She speaks of a friend, a friend who comes into the room
and plays with her. I’m afraid Maggie Evans will never fit into my
plans now”. Willie asks, “What do you plan to do?” Barnabas replies,
“Dispose of her”. Willie asks hopefully, “You mean let her go?”
Barnabas replies, “You know what I mean. Killing her will be the
safest.”. Willie tries to dissuade him, “But her body will be
found!” Barnabas replies, “I will kill her in a way that leaves
no trace”. Willie begs Barnbas to show Maggie some mercy, but
Barnabas replies, “There was a time when I needed mercy, a time
when I begged for it from those who cold have very easily given
it, and they chose not to give it. Now I choose not to give any.”
Willie continues to try to dissuade him from killing Maggie,
but Barnabas warns him, “If you continue to interfere, your
fate will be identical to hers! She will be disposed of.
Tomorrow!”
In the cell downstairs, Maggie goes to the window and calls,
“Little girl! Little girl! Where are you? I’m waiting for you!
Come out and play! Where are you!” Someone comes. But it’s not
the little girl, it’s Willie. He asks Maggie through the window,
“What’s the matter?” Maggie replies, “Nothing. Nothing at all”.
Willie asks, “Who were you calling?” Maggie replies, “My friend!
But you’re not supposed to know about that!” Willie asks, “Why?”
Maggie replies, “Because it’s a secret, that’s why!” Willie gives
Maggie a bowl of food, saying, “It’s just some stuff I had upstairs”.
Maggie starts spooning up the food, which looks like thick soup or
mush or something. Willie asks, “Hungry?” Maggie replies, “Starved!”
and continues to eat ravenously. Willie tells her, “I wish you’d
knock off this secret friend stuff. It’s not doing any good”,
obviously thinking Maggie is feigning madness. He tells her,
“Things are going to get rough if we don’t think of something”.
Maggie tells Willie, “Willie, I’m happy now. I have a friend, and
she comes into the room and plays with me.” Willie shouts, “The
only way you’re going to save yourself is to be sane! You’d
better get normal!”, but Maggie continues, “I have a friend, my
best friend. She comes in here and plays with me…” Willie
shouts, “STOP! THERE’S NO ONE! NO ONE!” and leaves, now thinking
that Maggie has indeed become mad. Maggie goes back to the window
and moans, “I know she’s there. Why doesn’t she come play with
me? I know she’s real”. She throws herself on the bed and starts
to cry. Then she notice a doll lying on the floor, the little
girl’s doll. She picks it up and says, “It’s her’s! It’s real!
I know she’s going to come back! I know it!” and affectionately
presses the doll to her face.
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Episode 259
Worldvision Rerun 49
Tape Date: June 9, 1967 (ABC #124-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 22, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: Lela Swift

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth is talking
on the telephone. Vicky hears her talking about something,
“She’s all right? Just a sprained wrist? She’s at the
Sheriff’s office right now?” After she hangs up, she
asks Vicky, “Have you seen Roger?” Vicky replies, “He just
went into town”. Elizabeth remarks, “Then that means I won’t
be able to reach him for another half an hour”. Vicky asks,
“Has something happened?” Elizabeth tells her, “It’s Carolyn,
she almost killed a woman! She was driving drunk – almost
unconscious. She lost control of her car and almost hit a
woman walking along the side of the road. She crashed. The woman
pulled Carolyn out of the car just in time. Moments later, the
car burst into flames.” Vicky asks “Was Carolyn alone in the car?”
Elizabeth replies, “Yes. Buzz wasn’t with her. She was on her
way to meet him. She’s at the Sheriff’s office right now”. Vicky
asks, “Would you like me to go get her?” Elizabeth replies, “No,
the sheriff says it’s has to be a family member”. Vicky asks,
“Is there anything I can do?” Elizabeth replies, “Yes. You can
tell me what to do about Carolyn. She was even rude to the woman
who rescued her”. Vicky suggests, “You could go get her at the
Sheriff’s office”. Elizabeth exclaims, “Leave Collinwood?! What
difference would that make?” Vicky asks, “Isn’t she doing all
this because she thinks you don’t care about her? It would prove
to her that she still has a mother who loves her, it would prove
to her she still has a mother who cares about her.” Elizabeth is
reluctant and says, “If I could…But I can’t”. She goes to the
phone and starts to dial, probably to call Roger, but then stops
and asks Vicky, “Do you really think it would help if I went?”
Vicky replies, “Yes I do”. Elizabeth asks, “Vicky, would you drive
me there?” Vicky replies that she will. She goes to the front door,
puts on her coat, then takes Elizabeth’s coat and holds it, waiting
for her. Elizabeth stands in the doorway of the drawing room, then
slowly makes the journey to the front door.
Carolyn is at the sheriff’s office being rude to Sheriff
Patterson and making a pest of herself. She tells him, “I’m
bored!” The sheriff tells her, “Someone will be by to pick you
up soon”. Carolyn replies, “Yes, it’ll be my uncle Roger.
I could do without his brand of disapproval. I’m tired.
I want to go lie down”. The sheriff replies, “There’s an
empty cell back there you could use. That’s where I should
have put you in the first place if I didn’t have so much
respect for your mother”. The sheriff tries to tell her how
worried her mother is about her, but Carolyn replies, “She couldn’t
care less about me”. She tells the sheriff she’s tired and asks
to be taken to the cell to lie down in. As he is taking her to the
cellblock, she tells him, “Wake me when my Uncle Roger comes to get
me”.
Elizabeth arrives at the sheriff’s office. The sheriff exclaims,
“Mrs. Stoddard!”, obviously shocked to see her there. Elizabeth
tells him, “I’ve come to get my daughter”. The sheriff, still in
shock, mutters, “I was expecting Mr. Roger…” Elizabeth asks, “Is
my daughter all right?” The sheriff tells her, “She’s resting.
I’ll get her”.
Carolyn comes into the office from the cells. She too is
shocked to see Elizabeth there and exclaims, “Mother!”. Elizabeth
asks, “Are you all right?” Carolyn asks, “What are you doing here?”
Elizabeth tells her, “I came to take you home”. Carolyn exclaims,
“I can’t believe it!” But Elizabeth’s plan backfires. Carolyn
asks, “I’ve been in trouble before. Why haven’t you ever come
to get me before? What makes this time different from all the
others? Why didn’t you leave Collinwood for 18 years? It was
because of my father. But you’ve left now because you no longer
care about my father. You’ve found someone else! Get out of
here! Leave me alone! Sheriff, take me back to my cell!” The
sheriff warns her, “Hey, little lady, if you go on like this,
I’ll have you charged with disorderly conduct as well!”, but
Elizabeth, disconsolate, tells him, “Oh, take her back to the
cell if she wants” and leaves.
Elizabeth goes back to Collinwood. In the drawing room, she
tells Jason McGuire, “She wouldn’t believe me. She wouldn’t
believe I did it for her!”. Jason tells her, “You can’t do
anything about Carolyn right now”. Elizabeth tells him, “There’s
always one thing I can do”. Jason replies, “Yes, but we both
agreed that that’s the one thing you can’t do”. Elizabeth
exclaims, “Sometimes I feel I have to tell the truth, to shout
it out!” Jason tells her to calm down. She does. Jason recommends
that she wash her hands of Carolyn. Elizabeth replies, “I can’t
do that”.
It is late at night. Vicky hears crying coming from Elizabeth’s
room and knocks on the door, saying, “Mrs. Stoddard? Are you all
right?” Elizabeth replies that she is. Vicky asks, “May I come in?”
Elizabeth replies, “Yes”. Vicky comes in and apoligizes for
getting her to go to get Carolyn. Vicky once again asks if Jason
McGuire has some kind of hold on her. Once again Elizabeth denies
it. Not believing her, Vicky asks, “What is it? Whatever it is, it
can’t be as bad as getting married to Jason McGuire!” Elizabeth
blurts out, “It’s worse! It’s much worse! I killed him – my husband,
Carolyn’s father – Paul Stoddard – I killed him! I killed him!
I killed him!”
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Episode 260 (Kinescope)
Worldvision Rerun 50
Tape Date: June 11, 1967 (ABC #125-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 23, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Willie is at a window in the living room of the old house,
doing some work with a hammer. The clock strikes three o’clock.
Willie thinks to himself, “Three. Three o’clock. That means she
only has two hours to live, three at the most. I’ve gotta do
something. I can’t let her die, I can’t”. He looks at the
portrait of Barnabas that Sam painted, now hanging over the
mantel, and remarks, “It’s YOU who should die, Barnabas, I
should take this hammer and kill you, then we’ll be free,
both of us! That’s what I should do!” He turns to
go down and do so, but then stops and thinks, “But what
if he doesn’t die? Then he’ll come after me, and I can’t
even imagine what he’d do to me then. I can’t do anything.
He has too much power. I’d like to help her, but I can’t!”
Willie goes down to Maggie’s cell and tells her, “Maggie,
I’ve brought you some food”. He notices that Maggie has
something in her hands and asks, “What’s that you’re
holding?” Maggie shows him it’s a doll and explains,
“I found it in here”. Willie asks “You found it in HERE?
What would a doll be doing in here?” and reaches out to
examine it, but Maggie refuses to let him touch it. Willie
tells Maggie to eat her food. Maggie replies, “I’m not hungry”.
Willie tells her, “At least drink the milk”. Maggie reaches
out for it, but suddenly Willie shouts, “NO! DON’T DRINK IT!”
Maggie asks, “Why not?” Willie replies, “It’s poisoned”.
Maggie asks, “Poisoned?” Willie replies, “Yes. I wanted you
to die an easy death. Barnabas is planning to kill you tonight.
I wanted your death to be easy”. He tells her, “I’ll leave it
to you how you want to die. I’ll let you decide” and turns to
leave. Maggie begs, “Help me!” Willie tells her, “There’s
nothing I can do”. Maggie says, “You can let me escape”. Willie
replies, “I can’t. There’s nothing I can do for you” and leaves.
Maggie stares at the glass of milk. Suddenly, she hears
a flute playing, “London Bridge”. She looks up and sees
the little girl in the cell with her playing a flute. The
girl asks, “Why are you crying? You mustn’t cry. Only babies
do that”. She notices that Maggie is holding her doll and
exclaims, You found my doll! I thought I had lost it!” Maggie
begs, “You must help me! You must tell someone I’m locked in
here so they can get me. My father, tell him. His name is Sam
Evans. You’ve got to help me! If I stay in here, I’ll die!
Please help me!” The girl asks, “How?” Maggie replies, “Tell
me how to get out of here!”. The girl tells her, “I’m not
supposed to”. Maggie asks, “Why not?” The girl replies,
“It’s a secret. If I tell anyone, I’ll be punished. My father
said I couldn’t tell anyone, not even my brother. I’m not
supposed to know about, but I found out”. Maggie begs, “You
have to, or I’ll die. Do you want me to die?” The little girl
replies, “No.” Maggie asks, “Isn’t there anything you can tell
me?” The girl replies, “I can tell you a riddle. It tells the
way to get out”:

One, two, away they flew.
Three, four, near the door.
Five, six, count the bricks.
Seven, eight, the clue is great.
Nine, ten, home again”.

Maggie is puzzled. She looks out the window to see if
anyone is coming. But when she turns back, the little girl
is gone…
Sam is at the Evan’s cottage working on a painting.
He looks up and is surprised to see a little girl in
the room. He asks, “Hello, where’d you come from?” The
girl replies, “Outside”. Sam remarks, “I thought I had
locked the door. Guess I didn’t”. He asks the girl,
“Looking for someone?” The girl replies, “A man named
Sam Evans”. Sam replies, “I’m Sam Evans. What do you
want?”. Instead of answering, the girl gestures towards
the paintings lying about and asks, “You painted all of
these pictures?” Sam replies, “Yes I did”. The girl remarks,
“They’re very pretty”. Sam jokes, “You want to commission
a painting?” The girl exclaims, delighted, “A painting? Of
me?” Sam tells her, “Well, maybe a whole painting would be
too much. Would you settle for a sketch?” He picks up a
pencil and a pad and starts to make a sketch of her.
He asks, “What’s your name?” The girl replies, “Sarah”.
Sam asks, “You live around here?”. The girl replies, “I
went away for a long time, but now I’m back”. Sam remarks
on the girls unusual dress and asks, “Are all the other
little girls wearing dresses like that now?” The girl
replies, “I don’t know. I don’t play with other little
girls. Do you have a little girl?” Sam replies, “I have
a big girl. Her name is Maggie”. The girl asks, “Where
is she?” Sam replies, sadly, “I don’t know. I’ve looked
everywhere for her but can’t find her”. The little girl
asks, “Have you looked for her on the beach? Have you
looked for her on the beach below Widow’s Hill?” Sam
replies, “No”. The girl asks, “Why?” Sam replies,
“Because I know I won’t find her there”. The girl tells
him, “If you look for her there tonight, I’ll bet you
you’ll find her there!” Sam tells the girl, “I’m almost
finished. All I have to do is fill in the nose now”.
He looks down and does so. He says, “There!” and looks
up, but is surprised to find that the little girl is
gone.
In her cell, Maggie is trying to figure out what
the little girl’s riddle means. “Three, four, door.
Something next to the door. But what? Five, six,
count the bricks. From where? Five, six, Great. Great.
That means big, large, important. The clue is large…
That makes no sense, no sense at all!” Meanwhile, the sun
goes down. In his coffin, Barnabas opens his eyes.
Maggie continues to try to think. “The clue is great.
GRATE?” She suddenly realizes that the word in the
riddle might not have been “great”, but “grate”. She
looks at a ventilation grate high on one wall of the
cell. Meanwhile, Barnabas arises and gets out of his
coffin.
Maggie hears footsteps coming down the stairs and becomes
desperate. She thinks, “Five, six, count the bricks…” and
counts six rows of bricks down from the grate. She tests the
bricks in this row and finds that the leftmost one seem loose.
She presses this brick and the wall swings open inward,
revealing a secret passage behind it. She goes in.
Barnabas gets to the cell and goes in. He is surprised
to find Maggie isn’t there. He calls, “Maggie? MAGGIE!”,
then notices the open wall. He too goes in.
Maggie is wandering in a labyrinth of secret passages.
Barnabas too, is in the secret passages. Finally, Maggie
finds herself in a room with two doors. She tries one
and finds it locked. She tries the other and finds that
it too is locked. Somewhere behind her, Barnbas shouts,
“Maggie Evans! I can hear you! I know you’re very close! You
can’t escape! You can never escape!”
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Episode 261
Worldvision Rerun 51
Tape Date: June 12, 1967 (ABC #126-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 26, 1967 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Maggie hears Barnabas approaching. Suddenly, the
door that did not open just a moment ago opens
all by itself. The sound of a flute playing “London
Bridge is heard playing. Maggie exclaims, “The little
girl! She’s calling me!” She goes through the door.
Barnabas contintues to follow. Maggie continues to go
through the secret passages. At one point, there are
are several paths. Maggie hears the flute playing, and
chooses that path. Finally, Maggie exclaims, “I see a
light!” She goes towards it and finds herself outside.
She goes a little distance ahead through some rocks
and finds herself on the beach. She exclaims, “I’m
free!” and collapses. Moments later, there is the
sound of someone walking through the sand. It’s
Barnabas. He growls, “Did you really think you
could escape me? I told you you could never escape!
Come!” Maggie doesn’t move. Barnabas shouts, “I
told you, come!” and bends over to pick her up.
Maggie screams, “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”
A voice shouts, “Who is it? What’s going on down
there?” Barnabas flees. Sam runs toward where he
heard the sound and finds Maggie lying there.
He exclaims, “Maggie! Maggie! It’s you! You’re
breathing! You’re alive! Maggie? Don’t you recognize
me? Don’t You see me? Don’t you hear me? Maggie? Why
don’t you say something?”, but Maggie just lies there,
not responding From behind some rocks, Barnabas watches…
Maggie has been brought to a room in the hospital. Sam and
Dr. Woodard are in the room with her. Sam asks, “How long is
she going to be like this?” Dr. Woodard replies, “It could be
a matter of minutes, hours, even days…” Joe Haskell comes
into the room. Dr. Woodard asks Sam, “I thought I told you
not to tell anyone about this!” Sam replies, “I thought he
should know”. Joe touches Maggie gently, but she recoils. Joe
asks, “Why?” Dr. Woodard explains, “It’s probably because someone
frightened her. A sudden touch brings back bad memories of
her captivity”. Woodard asks Sam, “Could you fill me in on what
happened? You said you found her on a deserted stretch of beach.
How did you happen to be there?” Sam replies, “You wouldn’t
believe me. A little girl told me, a strange little girl who
appeared in my living room as I was painting”. Woodard asks,
“Appeared?” Sam explains, “Yes. I was painting, and I looked
up and there she was”. After Sam recounts the story,
Dr. Woodard remarks, “It seems to me it would be helpful if
we could find this little girl. Did she tell you her name, Sam?”.
Sam replies, “Only her first name, Sarah”. Dr. Woodard asks,
“Do you still have the sketch you made of her?”. Maggie stirs
and says, “Sarah?” Sam quickly goes to her and asks, “Do you
recognize me?” Maggie replies, “Papa! Papa! I want my doll”.
Sam takes the doll, which is lying on a table, and gives it
to Maggie, explaining, “She had it with her when I found her”.
Maggie asks Sam, “When are we going?” Sam, puzzled, asks, “Going
where?” Maggie replies, “To the fair! You said we’d go!” Sam
replies, “Yes. We’re going to the fair”. Dr. Woodard asks, “Sam.
What are you talking about?” Sam tells the doctor quietly,
“I promised to take her to the fair once, but something
came up at the last moment and we couldn’t go. But
that was a long time ago. She wasn’t even 10 years old then”.
Joe asks, “Can I try?” Dr. Woodard replies, “Go ahead”. Joe asks
Maggie, “Hello, Maggie”. Maggie asks, “Who are you?” Joe asks,
“Don’t you recognize me?” Maggie replies, “No”. Joe tells her,
“I’m Joe”. Maggie asks, “Joe? I don’t know any Joe. Are we
friends?” Joe sadly replies, “Yes we are. Very good friends”.
Maggie asks, “Do you want to hold my doll? I only let my friends
hold it”. Joe takes the doll. Dr. Woodard tells Sam and Joe
to come into the next room with him, saying he wants to talk
to them.
In the next room, Dr. Woodard tells them, “I don’t want
Maggie to hear us”. Sam asks, “What’s wrong with her,
Doctor? She’s acting as if she were 10 years old!”. Dr.
Woodard replies, “I’m no psychologist, but I think she’s
trying to block something out, something so terrible
her mind can’t cope with it. She’s reverting to a past
where she feels safe. I think as she feels safer and
safer, she’ll slowly come out of it. Right now, I’m
more concerned about her safety than he mental condition.
The madman who kidnapped her is still out here”. Sam
says, “I’ll hire some security guards right away!”
Dr. Woodard tells him, “I have a better idea. I think
we should make it known that Maggie Evans is dead.
I think I can I can arrange it so that everyone believes
it, including the person who kidnapped her. That’s the
only way we can make sure she’ll be safe”. Joe asks, “How
will we keep her in the hospital without word leaking out?
The nurses, the orderlies, they’ll all know and word is sure
to get out”. Woodard replies, “We won’t be keeping her in this
hospital. I was thinking of moving her to a hospital about
100 miles north of here. It’s run by Dr. Julia Hoffman. That’s
the Dr. Hoffman I was going to have look at those slides.
She’s already extremely interested in this case and I think
I can get her to cooperate”. He tells Sam and Joe, “We three
and Dr. Hoffman must be the only ones who know Maggie is alive.”
Joe and Sam agree to keep Maggie a secret. Woodard remarks, “As
far as the rest of the world is concerned, Maggie Evans is dead”.
Joe and Sam go back into Maggie’s room. Sam tells Maggie,
“Maggie, I want to tell you something. You’re going to take
trip”. Maggie asks, “Are you coming with me?” Sam replies,
“No, but there’ll be a lot of nice people there to take care of
you. You’ll like it. You’ll be safe”. Maggie asks, “Safe?” Joe
replies, “Safer than you’ve ever been before…”
Barnabas comes to the hospital. He asks the receptionist,
“Excuse me, I believe a Miss Evans was brought here tonight.
May I ask what room she’s in?” The receptionist replies,
“She’s in room 305, but she’s not allowed any vistors”.
Barnabas asks, “May I ask how she is?” Doctor Woodard comes
into the room. The nurse tells Barnabas, “Here’s the doctor.
You can ask him”. Dr. Woodard, seeing Barnabas, asks, “Mr.
Collins. What are you doing here?” Barnabas replies, “I heard
rumors that Miss Evans was found and brought here”. Woodard
asks, “Who did you hear this from?” Barnabas replies, “Several
people. The whole town’s talking about it. How is she?” Woodard
replies, “I regret to tell you Maggie Evans is dead. When he
father found her, she was in a severe state of shock. She never
came out of it”. Barnabas asks, “And she never told anyone
what happened to her?” Woodard replies, “She never spoke a
word”. Barnabas remarks, “Then no one will ever know what
happened to her”. Woodard replies, “No, no one will ever know”.
Barnabas remarks, “What a tragic loss for Mr. Evans”. He tells
Woodard, “Please extend my deepest condolences to him, and tell
him he can come to me if he needs anything. I’ll be glad help
in any way I can”, says goodbye and leaves.
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Episode 262
Worldvision Rerun 52
Tape Date: June 13, 1967 (ABC #127-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 27, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick
Note: First anniversary of Dark Shadows!

(The part of Burke Devlin will be played by Anthony George).

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Vicky finishes talking
on the phone in the drawing room and hangs up. Elizabeth
comes into the room and asks, “Vicky, when you have a chance,
can you come see me in the study?”, then, noticing that
someting is wrong, asks, “Vicky. What’s the matter?” Vicky
tearfully replies, “I never thought it would happen. I always
had hope. Joe Haskell just called. Maggie Evans. They’ve found
her…” Elizabeth asks, “When? Where?” Vicky replies,
She’s dead!”. Elizabeth offers her condolences, “I can’t
tell you how sorry I am”.
Elizabeth gives Vicky some tea to calm her down. Vicky takes
a sip then reminisces, “Maggie was my first friend in Collinsport.
I met her in the coffeeshop when I got off the train. She was so
warm and friendly. I wish I had the chance to say goodbye, but
I won’t get the chance. There isn’t going to be a funeral”.
Elizabeth asks, “No funeral?” Vicky replies, “No. Her father
felt that too many people would show up out of curiosity”.
Elizbeth asks, “Anything I can do?” Vicky replies, “Oh, when
you came in here you said you wanted to talk to me about
something”. Elizabeth replies, “No, it hardly seems important
now”, but Vicky insists she tell her. Elizabeth tells her,
“There’s something I want to ask you. I want you to feel free
to say no. I going to have to have a legal witness when I
get married.” Vicky remarks, “I see. Wouldn’t Roger be the
logical choice?” Elizabeth tells her, “I don’t have the
courage to ask him”. Vicky tells her, “I wasn’t going to
be there”. Elizabeth asks, “Why not?” Vicky explains,
“There’s this moment where this minister asks if anyone
has any objection to the marriage. I was afraid I wouldn’t
be able to keep silent”. Elizabeth exclaims, “You promised
not to say a word to anyone about what I told you!” Vicky
tells her she intends to keep her promise. She asks
Elizabeth if it might not be better to tell Carolyn
the truth, saying, “There must be more to it than
just that you killed him. I’m sure there must have
been justifying circumstances. I’m sure Carolyn will
understand”. Elizabeth replies that there were
justifying circumstances, but disagrees that Carolyn
will understand and tells Vicky she will not tell her.
Elizabeth tells Vicky, “If your conscience won’t let you
participate in the ceremony, I suppose I’ll ask someone
else”, but Vicky replies, “I’ll think about it. I’ll
tell you later today”.
Vicky comes out into the foyer, carrying the tea things,
and sees Carolyn there, dressed to go out, and asks,
“Going out?” Carolyn sarcastically remarks, “No, I’m
dressed up like this for 3:00 tea, but I see I’ve missed
it. Yes, I’m going out with Buzz”. Vicky asks, “Could I
talk to you for a minute? Carolyn, Maggie Evans is dead”.
Carolyn moans, “Oh, no! How did it happen?” Vicky tells
her the story Joe told her. Carolyn offers her condolences,
saying, “You were very good friends with her, weren’t you,
Vicky?” But when Vicky sees that Carolyn is going to go
out anyway, she gets very upset. Vicky accuses her of
going out with Buzz just to get back at her mother.
She tries to tell Carolyn Elizabeth has a good reason
for doing what she’s doing, but cannot tell her the
truth.
Vicky and Burke go to the beach. Vicky asks Burke,
“How far do you think we’ve walked?” Burke replies,
“About three miles”. Vicky points at a ship in the
distance and asks, “What’s that?” Burke replies, “Probably
a freighter”. Vicky starts to wax philosohical, “Look
at our footsteps. Soon, the waves will wash them out,
and the beach will be as smooth as it was as if were
never here, as if we had never existed…” The conversation
turns to Maggie. Vicky says, “We loved her and we’ll try not
to forget her”. Burke remarks, “I wonder if Woodard will find
out exactly what happened to Maggie Evans”. Vicky replies, “That
doesn’t matter anymore. She’s dead”. Burke disagrees, “It does
matter. The madman who did that to her’s still out there. He
might do it again”. Vicky replies, “Yes, you’re right. I hope
he’s caught, but I don’t care right now. I know I should, but I
just don’t”. Burke tells her, “That madmam must be caught. I hope
he’s caught and gets what he deserves”. Vicky starts to get
philosophical again, “Maybe if he’s really mad, he can’t really
help what he’s doing”. Burke asks, “There’s something else on
your mind. What is it?” Vicky replies, “Can’t we just sit here?”
Burke replies, “Sure. If that’s what you want. Liz is really
going to marry Jason McGuire, isn’t she?” Vicky replies,
“Yes. In a few days”. Burke remarks, “And there’s nothing
you can do to stop her, and there’s nothing you can do to
stop Carolyn either. Poor Vicky. You really have the whole
world coming down around you”. Vicky notes, “The freighter’s
gone over the horizon. It almost feels like we’re the
only two people in the whole world. So calm and peaceful.
I wish it could be like this forever”. Burke replies,
“You’d get bored of it after awhile”, then tells Vicky, “We’d
better start back. It’s going to be getting dark soon”. Vicky
remarks, “Maybe that’s the way it should always be. Quiet,
peaceful, dark…”
Elizabeth is in the foyer of Collinwood. There is the
noise of a motorcycle outside. Carolyn comes in with
Buzz. Buzz looks irritated. He asks Carolyn, “First you
say you want to make the scene, then you say you don’t!”
Carolyn says to Elizabeth, “Hi, mother. Buzz and I decided
to spend a quiet evening at home”. Buzz start to complain,
“But I had plans for the evening!” Carolyn says, “Let’s
do it tomorrow night”. Buzz replies, “But these plans won’t
keep!” Vicky returns home. Carolyn tells Buzz to go home, saying
she just isn’t in the mood to see him tonight. She tells him
she’ll meet him tomorrow. Buzz replies, “Maybe I will, and
maybe I won’t!” and leaves, angrily saying, “You’re really taking
a chance!”, implying he might not come back to her. Carolyn
remarks, “I’m a little tired tonight.” Vicky tells Carolyn,
“Carolyn, I’m glad you decided to stay home tonight”. Carolyn
replies, “Don’t let it give you any ideas. I haven’t changed my
mind about Buzz. I’m still going to see him”. She explains,
“I saw Joe Haskell. He was walking down he road. We passed
him on the motorcycle. He looked so sad. It made me not
feel like tooling around on a motorcycle tonight”. Elizabeth
snidely remarks, “It’s good to see you still have SOME
feeling left”. Carolyn snaps, “I don’t even feel like arguing
with you tonight!” and goes upstairs.
Vicky again tells Elizabeth to tell Carolyn the truth,
saying, “I’m sure she’ll understand”, but Elizabeth replies,
“I can’t! I told you I can’t tell her. Now please stop!” She
tells Vicky, “I can see you’re not going to be my witness at
the wedding. I’ll go and ask Roger”. Vicky replies, “No,
that won’t be necessary. I’ll come to the wedding, and
I’ll consider it an honor to stand by you”.
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Episode 263
Worldvision Rerun 53
Tape Date: June 14, 1967 (ABC #128-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 28, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

It is the next morning. Carolyn is standing by the window
in the drawing room looking at the morning paper with a very
worried look on her face. Vicky comes into the room and
calls out, “Carolyn”, but Carolyn doesn’t reply. Vicky tries
again, “Carolyn?” Still getting no response, she asks, “Carolyn,
didn’t you hear me?” Carolyn replies, “I guess not. I was
thinking”. Vicky asks, “About what?” Carolyn replies, “Have
you seen the morning paper yet?” Vicky replies, “Not yet”.
Carolyn tells her, “Another girl was attacked last night”.
Vicky exclaims, “Another girl?! I thought that was over!”
Carolyn replies, “Apparently, the madman is still around,
and while he is, no one is safe”. Vicky moans, “The police
have got to catch him!”. Carolyn asks, “What if they don’t?”
Vicky says, “They’ve have to!”. Carolyn tells her, “I had a
dream last night. I dreamt who his next victim would be”.
Vicky asks, “Who?” Carolyn replies, “Me!”. She explains,
“It was a terrible dream. I was in a dark, desolate place.
I knew someone was near me, but I couldn’t see him. Suddenly,
a hand reached out of the darkness and grabbed me. I tried
to scream, but I couldn’t. I was too frightened to even
scream”. Vicky tells her, “Carolyn, it’s perfectly natural
for you to have a dream like that after hearing about Maggie
Evans”. Carolyn says, “Poor Maggie”. Vicky says, “I’ve tried,
but I haven’t been able to hink about anything else. I think
I’ll go see Mr. Evans today and see if there’s anything I can
do for him”. Carolyn replies, “I think I’ll go talk to Joe”.
Vicky notes, “This is the first time we’ve been able to talk
without arguing for a long time”. Carolyn replies, “We’re
still friends, and friends shouldn’t argue, so let’s not talk
about Buzz, or Jason McGuire, or my mother’s wedding”. However,
Vicky tells Carolyn, “There’s one thing I’ve got to tell you.
Your mother asked me to be her witness at her wedding, and I
said yes”. Carolyn, suddenly becoming angry, shouts, “So, you’re
going to be part of the wedding ceremony. It seems like you’ve
become a second daughter to her! I’m very happy for you!”.
Vicky tells her, “You shouldn’t act this way”. Carolyn asks,
“What way?” Vicky accuses Carolyn of going out with Buzz just to
get back at her mother, saying, “You wouldn’t even look at Buzz
except to upset your mother!” Carolyn tells Vicky, “From now on,
leave me alone! Just leave me alone! I’m not asking you for advice
and I don’t want any!”
At the Evan’s cottage, Sam Evans is talking on the
phone. He tells Dr. Woodard, “Nobody’s here. We can talk.
No improvement, huh?”. There’s a knock at the door. Sam
tells Woodard, “Someone’s at the door. Better go now.
I’ll call you later” and hangs up. Sam answers the door.
It’s Vicky. Vicky tells Sam, “I came by because I wanted
to see if there’s anything I could do”. Sam replies, “No,
that’s very kind of you”. Vicky offers her condolences
and asks, “Mr. Evans, I was wondering, would you like me
to dispose of Maggie’s things for you? I thought they’d
be a constant reminder to you of things you’d rather forget”,
but Sam tells her, “I don’t want to forget Maggie!” Vicky
apoligizes, “That’s not what I meant…” Sam replies, “I
understand. No, I want to keep everything in this house the
way it was when Maggie was alive”. He pauses then says, “Vicky,
you were very fond of Maggie, weren’t you?” Vicky replies, “Yes.
She was my friend, my very first friend in Collinsport”. Sam
stutters, “I…I…” as if trying to say something, but ends up
just saying, “Thanks for stopping by, Vicky”.
A seagull is perched high atop a pole at the docks. Nearby
Joe Haskell is at a pier eating a sandwich and drinking coffee from
a thermos top, staring thoughtfully out at the ocean. Carolyn
comes by and tells him, “I’ve been looking for you. They told me
you’d be out here”. Joe remarks, “I spend a lot of lunch hours
here”. Carolyn replies, “Yes, I know. I used to meet you here
often.” She muses, “That seems like a thousand years ago. Hard to
believe it’s only been a year”. Joe replies, “A lot can happen in
a year”. Carolyn offers her condolences about Maggie. Joe tells
her he’d prefer not to talk about Maggie. He pours her a cup of
coffee and remarks, “I heard you’re getting married”. Carolyn asks,
“How’d you know?” Joe replies, “It’s all over town”. Carolyn tells
him, “Buzz and I are engaged. We’re going to have a ball when we’re
married”. Seeing the look on Joe’s face, She remarks, “You
disapprove”. Joe replies, “It’s not up to me to approve or
disapprove.” Carolyn appoligizes, “Sorry to talk about
me when I came here to talk about Maggie. I wish I could
be as brave as you. I’d go to pieces if someone I loved
died. You wouldn’t go to pieces if your mother was going
to marry someone you disapproved of”. Joe asks, “Are you
getting involved with someone she doesn’t approve of just
to hurt her?” Carolyn denies this. Joe tells her that if
she really loves Buzz, she should marry him, but if she’s
just dating him to get back at her mother, it would be a
bad choice. He tells her the decision is up to her. Carolyn
tells him, “I wish I could do something for you, Joe. Call me
if you need anything. Goodbye”. Joe replies, “So long” and
Carolyn leaves.
Carolyn returns to Collinwood. She asks Vicky, “How’s
Mr. Evans?” Vicky replies, “All right, considering the
circumstances. Did you see Joe?” Carolyn replies, “Yes”.
Vicky asks, “How is he?” Carolyn replies, “I admire him more
than ever. The whole world is falling down around him, and
he’s taking it so well”. Carolyn apoligizes for getting into
a fight with her, then suddenly gets a funny look on her face
when she sees some flowers in a vase on a table. Vicky asks,
“What’s the matter?” Carolyn replies, “Those flowers. I didn’t
notice them there before. You know what they are? They’re violets,
Mother’s favorite. They’re Jason’s gift to mother. He has some
put there every day. Jason’s very romantic. At least Mother
thinks so”. Carolyn, now clearly upset, starts to leave. Vicky
asks, “Where are you going?” Carolyn replies, “OUT! To find Buzz.
And if Mother asks, tell her I’ll be out late – very late, if she
cares!”
Joe and Sam are at the Evan’s cottage. Sam tells Joe, “I
talked to Dr. Woodard on the phone. He said Dr. Hoffman had her
first session with Maggie this morning, but he said it’s
too early to expect any change. He told me it was very important
that we keep up this act that Maggie is dead.” He adds, “It’s
hard. Vicky Winters came here this morning and I came THIS close
to telling her”, holding his thumb and forefinger half an inch
apart. Joe replies, “Yeah, I talked to Carolyn. I felt like a
fraud when she told me how sorry she felt for me”. Sam remarks,
“Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to tell just those two. Vicky’s
trustworthy…”, but Joe warns him, “No, Sam, we can’t tell
anybody. Word might get out, and if the madman gets hold of it…”
Sam replies, “You’re right. If we could only find the man who
did this, whoever he is!”
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Episode 264
Worldvision Rerun 54
Tape Date: June 15, 1967 (ABC #129-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 29, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick

Jason walks into the drawing room. Roger is sitting on
the couch reading the newspaper. Jason, seeing Roger, says,
“Oh, Roger. Good Evening”. Roger does not answer. Jason
says again, “I said, Good Evening”. Roger replies, very
coldly, “I heard you”. Jason remarks, “At first, I thought
there was something wrong with your hearing”. Roger replies,
“It’s not my hearing I’m having problems with”. Jason
says, “Oh, so that’s how it’s going to be”. Roger gets up to
leave. Jason says, “I hope you’re not leaving on my account”.
Roger replies, “Yes”. Jason remarks, “I hope that’s not how
you feel. I’m going to be your brother in law soon”. Roger
snaps, “Not yet and not if I can do anything about it!”
Jason pours himself a drink and laughs. Roger remarks, “You
seem to find humor in everything”. Jason replies, “Yes,
especially hollow threats. If there were anything you could
do, you’d have done it already. If you continue to oppose
me, you might find yourself on the short end of Collinwood”.
Roger replies, “For your information preventative measures are
already being taken. Papers are being drawn to keep you from
taking over the estate and business”. Jason replies, “That’s a
two step process. Step one is getting the papers drawn. Step two
is getting them signed. You’re going to find that step one is
much easier than step two” and laughs.
At the old house, Willie comes up from the basement and
tells Barnabas, who’s looking out the window, “Barnabas, it’s
all taken care of down there”. Barnabas asks, “There’s no trace
that Miss Evans was ever down there?” Willie replies, “No, I’ve
cleaned it all up”. Seeing that Barnabas is staring out the
window, Willie asks, “What’s the matter?” Barnabas replies, “I
thought I saw a child out there. It might have been David”.
Willie asks, “What do we do now that Maggie Evans is dead?”
Barnabas replies nonchalently, “There’s nothing we can do”. He
muses, “She seemed all right. I wonder what she died of”. Willie
complains, “We’re the cause. I’ve done some rotten things
in my life, but THIS…” Barnabas warns him, “Watch it,
Willie. You’re going too far. If you don’t want to work
for me anymore, you know the alternative. Your life is
hanging by a thread, and you’re putting a lot of strain
on that thread!” He tells him, “I want you to forget Miss
Evans. Now I want you to go out and look around. I’m sure I
saw someone out there”. Willie leaves, remarking, still
rather defiantly, “I’ll try not to think, I’ll try not
to think about who your next victim will be”.
Roger shows up at the old house. Barnabas offers him some
Amontillado. Roger tells Barnabas, “I had to get out of the
house. The situation at Collinwood has gotten unbearable.”
He tells Barnabas how much Elizabeth’s upcoming marriage
to Jason McGuire is distressing him. He tells Barnabas,
“There doesn’t seem to be any affection between them. I
think he has some sort of hold over her”. Barnabas asks,
“Any idea what it might be?” Roger replies, “We’ve tried
to find out, but without any luck”. Barnabas agrees that
Jason McGuire is not someone to be trusted. Roger adds,
“Carolyn’s gone completely off the deep end. She’s now
engaged to the one of the most disreputable characters
in the whole county”. Barnabas volunteers to talk to Elizabeth,
but Roger tells him, “No, that won’t do any good”. He tells
Barnabas that if this goes on, Jason might eventually
gain control over both the estate and Collins Enterprises.
He tells him, “The lawyers are drawing up papers to prevent
this, but McGuire has hinted that he could do something to
prevent them from being signed. If he can, we’re all going
to be at his mercy. I wish someone could do something about
this”. Barnabas remarks, “I think I’ll have a talk with Mr.
McGuire…”
Willie is seaching around outside. Suddenly, he is
startled by a voice calliing, “Hello!” He turns and
sees a little girl standing there. He asks, “What are
you doing here?” The girl replies, “I’m looking for
someone to play with, but I can’t find anyone”. Willie
tells her, “It’s late. You’d better get out of here”.
The girl remarks, “I don’t live far from here.” Willie
tells her, “You’d better go home. Your mother and father
are probably looking for you”. The little girl replies,
“I can’t find them. I’ve been looking for them for a long
time, but I can’t find them”. Willie, puzzled, remarks,
“I don’t understand. Go play somewhere else. Go away and
go away now! It’s not safe to play here. Where do you
live?” The little girls points at the old house and
says, “Over there”. Willie replies, “No, that’s impossible.
That’s the old house. Mr. Collins lives there. Now come
on. I’ll take you back into town.” The little girl points
at the old house again and insists, “I live THERE”, but
Willie, convinced she must really be from town, turns and
says, “Come on, follow me. I’ll take you back into town”.
He turns around and exclaims, “Hey! Little girl! Where
are you, little girl?” The little girl is gone.
Barnabas and Roger go to Collinwood. Roger says, “I’ll
look upstairs” and goes upstairs. Barnabas goes into the
drawing room and finds Jason in there sitting on the sofa
enjoying a drink. Barnabas remarks, “I see you’re appreciating
the comforts here”. Jason replies, “These are very comfortable
surroundings”. Barnabas remarks, “I understand there’s
going to be a change in family relationships”. Jason
replies, “Well put. There’s going to be a marriage, and
it promises to be a happy event”. Barnabas remarks, “Does
it”. Jason replies, “Yes it does, and I intend to take every
measure to ensure that it is. Marriage means a chance of
happiness for your cousin”. Barnabas remarks, “It’s not my
business, but I’m concerned about your motives. There are
certain things in your past that give me pause.” Jason
challenges Barnabas, “If you have anything to say, go say it
to the Sheriff!” and tells him, “I’ve been taking a long,
hard look at YOU, and I’ve been wondering, just who are
you and what do you do?” He remarks, “You’ve hired my ex-friend,
the very discription of an unscrupulous person. Why? Are you
someone who needs the services of an unscrupulous person?
Mr. Collilns, what IS your business? Where do you get your
money? Where do you go every day? Come to think of it, I’ve
never seen you in the daytime. You’re a very interesting
man, Mr. Collins, and I’m beginning to get very interested
in you.”
Barnabas, having had no luck in talking to Jason, returns
to the old house. He tells Willie, “I’ve just returned from
talking to your friend Jason. He’s beginning to ask a lot of
questions. If he’s not careful, he could find himself in
serious trouble” Willie tells him, “He’s just full of bluff.
You were right. There was someone outside. A little girl.
A strange little girl. She seemed to have no sense of
direction. When I asked her where she lived, she pointed
to this house…”
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Episode 265
Worldvision Rerun 55
Tape Date: June 16, 1967 (ABC #130-DRK-67)
Air Date: June 30, 1967 Friday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick

In a darkened room at a hospital 100 miles to the north
of Collinsport, a woman doctor is shining a small flashlight
into Maggie’s eyes. She asks Maggie, “Can you hear my voice?
Don’t answer, just nod”. Maggie nods. The doctor asks, “Raise
your right hand”. Maggie starts to raise her left hand. The
doctor corrects her, “No, your right hand”. Maggie puts her
left hand back down and raises her right hand. The doctor
asks, “Do you know who is speaking? What is my name?” Maggie
starts to say, haltingly, “Dr…Dr…” The doctor finishes
for her, “Dr. Hoffman”. Maggie echoes, “Dr. Hoffmam”. Dr.
Hoffman asks Maggie, “Do you know YOUR name?” Maggie covers
her face in fear.
Sam and Dr. Woodard are at the Evan’s cottage. Sam
complains to Woodard, “You mean I can’t even see my own
daughter? I haven’t even had word of how she is!” Woodard
replies, “Dr. Hoffman is not a very communicative person.
She’s a little unusual as doctors go.” Sam remarks, “Maybe
too unusual”. Woodard explains, “She’d have to be unusual
to treat Maggie. Her case is unusual. I give you my word.
Dr. Hoffman is the best doctor for Maggie.” Sam insists,
“I’ve got to see Maggie!”. Woodard recommends against it,
saying, “You’d remind her of the present. That might not
be good. She’s too afraid of the present right now”. Sam
insists on seeing her. Woodard continues to think up
excuses, “But Windcliff Hospital is 100 miles away!”, but
Sam insists. Finally, Woodard gives in and tells Sam,
“All right, I’ll call Dr. Hoffman”. Sam replies, “No.
Don’t do that”. Woodard asks, “Why not?” Sam replies,
“Because I know she’ll say no. If we’re already there,
she’ll have a harder time saying no”. He tells Woodard
Joe’s coming too. Sam asks, “Is there any OTHER reason
you don’t want us going up there, something at Windcliff
you don’t want us to see?” Woodard denies that there is.
Joe is driving Sam up to Windcliff. Sam tells Joe
about Woodard’s reluctance to let them go to Windcliff to
see Maggie. Joe tells Sam he’s afraid it isn’t such a good
idea to go see Maggie.
Dr. Woodard, who’s driven up to Windcliff by himself,
is arguing with Dr. Julia Hoffman about the advisabilty
of letting Joe and Sam see Maggie. Finally, Dr. Hoffman
picks up the phone and speaks into it, “Would you ask
Mr. Evans and Mr. Haskell to come in, please?” A few
seconds later, Sam and Joe come into the office. Sam
demands, “I want to see my daughter!” Dr. Hoffman replies,
“I think it can be arranged. I warn you, it may be painful
for both you and your daughter. I just want you to be
prepared for what might happen”. Sam asks, “What could
happen?” Dr. Hoffman replies, “I don’t know”. Dr. Hoffman
calls a nurse to take Sam and Joe up to see Maggie. Dr.
Woodard stays, telling Sam and Joe, “I want to talk to
Dr. Hoffman”. After the nurse comes and takes Sam and Joe
away, Woodard asks Hoffman, “You mean you don’t know what’s
going to happen and you let them up there?” Dr. Hoffman
replies, “I know exactly what’s going to happen. She’s
going to be terrified”. Woodard, shocked, asks, “Any you
let them go?!” Dr. Hoffman replies, “Yes. It’ll keep them
from meddling in the future”. Dr. Woodard is shocked at
how cold she is. Hoffman replies, “I don’t care about them.
I only care about the patient, and the truth”.
The nurse goes into the Maggie’s room and tells Maggie,
“You have visitors. Your father and a Mr. Haskell. Would you
like to see them?” Maggie does not reply. The nurse brings
Sam and Joe in. Sam and Joe try to talk to Maggie, but Maggie
doesn’t respond at all. Noticing that she’s still clutching
the doll she was found with, Sam reminisces, “Do you remember
the doll you used to have when you were little? You called
it Cassandra. You used to get so angry when your mother and I
called it Sandy”, but Maggie does not respond. She gets up,
wanders over to a window barred with wire mesh and starts to
sing, “London Bridge”. She starts to get upset when she gets
to the line, “Take the key and lock her up, lock her up, lock
her up…” Sam tries to calm her down, grasping her arm
gently and saying, “There’s nothing to be afraid of”, but
Maggie becomes terrified, tears free and runs off. The nurse
grabs Maggie and tries to calm her down. The nurse tells
Sam and Joe, “I think you’d better go now”. Sam and Joe leave.
Down in Dr. Hoffman’s office, Dr. Woodard tells Dr. Hoffman,
“The police still haven’t come up with any clues. They haven’t
even come up with the girl in Sam’s sketch. I was hoping you
would come up with something”. Dr. Hoffman explains, “It takes
time. You still have faith in my competence, don’t you?”.
Woodard replies, “No question about that. Have you found any
hint of what’s wrong?” Hoffman replies, “Yes”. Woodard asks,
“Are you going to tell me?” Hoffman replies, “Not at this time”.
Woodard asks, “Have you shown Maggie the sketch of the girl
her father made?” Hoffman replies, “All in good time”. Woodard
asks, “Have you gone on with an examination of Maggie’s blood?”
Hoffman replies, “Certainly”. Dr. Woodard remarks on what he
saw earlier, about the “unholy union” going on in Maggie’s
blood. He asks, “Have you been able to come up with a more
accurate diagnosis than that?” Dr. Hoffman replies,
“Decidedly”. Dr. Woodard asks, “Can you tell me what it is?”
Hoffman replies, “Not at this time”. Woodard grumbles, “I
knew you’d say that”. Dr. Hoffman continues, “You said yourself
it was an unholy union”. Woodard tells her, “That was for lack of
a better term!”. Dr. Hoffman replies, “You may have unwittingly
used the perfect term for it”. Sam and Joe return. Dr. Hoffman
remarks on how short their visit with Maggie was. Sam tells
her, “It was too painful. I don’t want to talk about it”.
Dr. Hoffman remarks, “Maybe you’ll trust me in the future.
Is that terrified creature you saw in there really your daughter?
It was not. It may be a long time before you can see your
daughter. Your absence may hasten that day”. Sam and Joe
leave, both looking upset. Woodard looks rather upset
too. Julia tells him, “I apoligize if I don’t seem very
sympathetic, but sometimes sympathy is a detriment to finding
the truth, and it’s the truth I’m interested in”. She asks,
“Any more questions?” Woodard replies, “Not at this time”
in a mocking voice and leaves, still looking upset.
Joe is driving Sam back to Collinsport. Sam wonder, “I wonder
what it was Dave didn’t want me to see”. Joe replies, “Maggie?”
Sam says, “Or maybe it was Dr. Hoffman”.
Once again, in a darkened room at Windcliff Hospital, Dr.
Hoffman is shining a small flashlight into Maggie’s eyes,
asking, “What is my name?”, but instead of answering, Maggie
sings, “Lock her up, lock her up, lock her up, take the key
and lock her up…”
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