June/July 1966

Episode 1
Tape Date: June 13, 1966 Air Date : June 27, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

It is night. A train is rattling through the dark countryside. Inside the train a young woman glances out the window and thinks to herself:

“My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is beginning – a journey that I hope will open the doors of life to me, and link my past with my future. A journey that will bring me to a strange and dark place – to the edge of the sea high atop Widow’s Hill – a house called Collinwood. A world I’ve never known, with people I’ve never met. People who tonight are still only shadows in my mind, and who will soon fill the days and nights of my tomorrows.”

The great dark house known as Collinwood looms on the crest of the rocky cliff known as Widow’s Hill, overlooking the small Maine fishing village of Collinsport, the home of the Collins Family. Modeled in the style of an English manor house, there is a large central hall with wings extending in both directions. Two stories in height, a total of forty rooms in all, a graceful carriage road adding majesty to its entrance, commanding a magnificent view of the ocean, Collinwood is the most imposing structure in the area. Now, however, a good portion of it is closed off, weeds have overgrown the formal gardens, and the few people living in it, the sole remaining members of the Collins family, walk like ghosts through its dark corridors.

It is about 8:30 on a windy October night. The moaning of the wind sounds like a banshee’s cry. Inside the drawing room of Collinwood is a woman staring out the window, half searching for someone and half lost in brooding thought. Aged 56, of medium height, but with a proud, upright bearing that makes her seem taller than she is, this is Elizabeth Stoddard Collins, mistress of Collinwood. There is strength, power and determination in this woman, and yet a fleeting echo of pain is etched in the sharp lines around her mouth.

The drawing room of Collinwood is large and gloomy. Paneled walls, portraits of family founders, a large grand piano, an unlit fireplace. Elizabeth continues to stand at the window, staring out into the night. Her brother Roger, an man in his early 40’s, is at the liquor cabinet pouring himself a brandy.

He is fair haired, handsome, with just a touch of weakness about the mouth. He is a man with a faint air of condescension. He remarks dryly to Elizabeth, “A watched pot never boils, to coin a phrase”. Elizabeth ignores him and asks, “Why don’t you look in on your son?” Roger replies, “The little monster’s asleep, and I’m delighted”. He takes a sip of his brandy and continues, ” I choose my words with infinite precision”.

Elizabeth grumbles, “Roger, you’re a fool!” Roger counters, “Not one-tenth the fool you are. Look at you, standing there by the window, waiting for someone who should never have been asked to come here in the first place!” Elizabeth says, “She’ll work out very well, I’m sure”. Roger continues, “Doing what? Holding my little son’s hands? Comforting you when the shutters creak? Liz, with all our ghosts, we don’t need any strangers in this house, and you know it”. Elizabeth says, “I think I can be the judge of that”. Roger continues, “But you don’t even know the girl. Elizabeth, I’m your brother and I’m thinking only of your welfare. Why bring someone all the way up from New York
to do something we’re perfectly capable of handling ourselves?”

Why bring her here?” Elizabeth, quietly and firmly, replies, “Because I choose to do so!” Roger begs, “Come to your senses, Liz. When the girl comes, give her a month’s salary, and tell her to go back to where she came from”. Elizabeth doesn’t answer, turning to stare out the window again. Roger gets a bit more intense as he goes to her, saying, “Why don’t you open the the doors and asks the whole town to come trooping the house while you’re at it?” Elizabeth says, flatly, not even looking at him, The girl will stay!” Roger, exasperated, says, “You ARE a fool, Elizabeth! Yes, you ARE! Inviting problems to live with you, when…” Elizabeth retorts, “The only problem I’ve invited, Roger is standing before me at this moment! I’ve invited Miss Winters here and she’ll stay!!”

They stare at each other for a long moment, then Roger retreats. He forces himself to smile affably. With a shaking hand, he takes another sip of brandy. Glancing at Roger with something close to disgust, Elizabeth turns and exits the room. Roger stands quietly, watching her go, his mouth working in his attempt to control his tension. Suddenly, his and tightens convulsively, crushing the brandy glass he has
been holding.

The train continues to speed through the dark countryside.
Inside one of the coaches, there are about 10 passengers.
A conductor enters the car from one end and starts
inspecting the ticket stubs that are inserted in the backs
of the seats. He stops besides a man sitting at the right rear
of the coach. The man, darkly handsome, is seated quietly,
his head leaning back, staring, lost in thought, an air
of mystery and strength surrounding him. The conductor
hesitates a moment, then tells the man, “Mister, we’ll
be in Collinsport in 10 minutes”, but the man just glances
at him without saying a word. Meanwhile, in an aisle seat
to the left of the aisle next to Victoria Winter’s window seat,
a garrulous old woman is telling Vicky, “…the winters! That’s
what’ll get you down up here in Maine. They’re cold, and
damp, and you’ll”. She is interrupted by the Conductor telling
Vicky, “Collinsport in 10 minutes, Miss. Better have your baggage
ready. Only two of you are getting off, so we won’t be here
very long”. The old woman continues to prattle on, “This train
hasn’t made a regular stop in Collinsport in maybe five years!
That’s the kind of place it is. Why are you going to Collinsport
anyway?” Vicky replies, “A Job”. The old woman asks, “Now what
kind of job would bring a girl like you all the way up from New
York?”. Without waiting for an answer, she continues to talk,
“I’ve been living up in this part of the country all my life,
and I’ve been to Collinsport just once, only once, and that
was more than enough for me!”, but Vicky, lost in thought, isn’t
listening. She is thinking back to the events that have put her
on the train, to an office in a foundling home in New York…
Mrs. Hopewell, director of services for the foundling home,
is holding a letter as she talks to Vicky, dressed in the white
uniform of an aide, saying, “Elizabeth Collins Stoddard…
Collinsport, Maine…I’m afraid the name means nothing to
me, Victoria. When did you get this letter?” Vicky replies,
“This morning. Mrs. Hopewell, I don’t know why she should
offer ME the position. I’ve never even heard of the woman”.
Mrs. Hopewell smiles faintly and says, “Obviously she’s heard
of YOU”. Vicky asks, “But how?” Mrs. Hopewell shrugs and
answers, “I don’t know”. Vicky asks, “Are you sure?”
Mrs. Hopewell replies, with some asperity, “I’ve already
told you…” Vicky interrupts her, “Mrs. Hopewell, I’ve
looked at a map, and Collinsport is only 50 miles from
Bangor”. Mrs. Hopewell tells her, soberly, “I see. Well,
surely you don’t think there’s any connection”. Vicky
replies, “I don’t know what to think. All I do know is
I’ve spent most of my life her in the Foundling Home…
living…working now… and suddenly I get a letter from
a woman I’ve never seen living in a town I’ve never heard
of. Wouldn’t you say that’s just a little bit strange?”
Mrs. Hopewell, handing the letter back to Vicky, says,
“What I’d say is you have an offer of a job as companion
and governess at a fair rate of pay. And the only question
you’ll have to decide is whether or not you want to take
the position….”
Vicky’s mind comes back to the present as the old woman
on the train in the seat next to her continues talking,
“..go to a small town like Collinsport after you’ve been in New
York, what are you going to do? What are you going to do for fun
in a place like…” She is interrupted by the conductor announcing,
“COLLINSPORT! Next stop, Collinsport!” Vicky rushes to grab
her luggage from the overhead rack. The old woman asks, “Need
any help, dearie?” Vicky replies, “No, thanks”. The old woman
wishes her, “Good luck!”
Vicky stands on the platform at Collinsport station. There
is a very large sign that says, “COLLINSPORT”, but the platform
is deserted except for Vicky and the brooding man, standing
some distance from Vicky, staring silently into the distance.
Vicky glances at him with some curiosity and a sense of
apprehension that grips a lonely traveler alone in a strange
place. The man ignores her, lost in his own thoughts. After
a moment, Vicky gathers the courage and approaches him. He
continues to ignore her. She asks him, “Excuse me, I wonder
if you’d know how to get a taxi around here”. The man smiles
slightly and replies, “I wouldn’t know what they have around here.
Not anymore”. Vicky asks, “How do they expect anyone to get into
town?” The man jokes, “Broomsticks and unicorns”, then glances to
the left and says, “Or a chauffeured car”. Vicky looks in the
same direction and sees a car pulling up. The man tells her,
“I can take you as far as the hotel Inn. You can get a taxi
there” – Very kind of you, Mr..” The man answers, Devlin. Burke
Devlin”. Vicky tells him, “I’m Victoria Winters”. Burke remarks,
“Welcome to the beginning and the end of the world, Miss Winters”.
Vicky replies, “I’m not going that far. Only to a house called
Collinwood. Do you know it? Burke replies, “Yes. Very
well. Shall we go?”
Vicky and Burke enter the car. The car drives off and
eventually pulls up at a small inn. Burke and Vicky exit
the car and go into the inn, followed by a chauffeur with
their suitcases. They go into the small lobby of the
Collinsport Inn. Burke glances around, a look of distaste
on his face, and remarks, “It hasn’t changed a bit!!”, then
asks Vicky, “Still want a taxi?” Vicky asks, “How else would I
get to Collinwood?” Burke tells her, “You can take my advice and
get the bus to Bangor. You can find a train to New York there
and be home by morning”. Vicky replies, “No thanks, I’ll settle
for the taxi. I’m staying in Collinsport”. The desk clerk,
a small man in his fifties, sees Burke and happily says, “Well,
if it isn’t Burke Devlin!! I haven’t seen you since…”, but
Burke, obviously in no mood to talk about old times, snaps, “I
wired ahead for three rooms! Are they ready?” The clerk
meekly replies, “Yes,sir. yes, Mr. Devlin. We’ve been expecting
you. We have a message for you…” Burke interrupts, “And I want
a taxi for the girl”, but the clerk tells him, “Sorry, but that
won’t be possible for awhile. Harry Jones, well, you remember
Harry…” Once again Burke snaps angrily, “I don’t know ANYONE
here anymore!!!” The clerk turns to Vicky and explains,
“Harry, Harry Jones. He runs our taxi. He has a flat. He’s
getting it fixed”. Burke, “How long will that take?” The clerk
starts to say, “Well…”, but Vicky tells him, “I’ve come this
far. I can wait a few more minutes”. Burke remarks coldly,
“If you want to”. The clerk gives Burke a piece of paper,
then gesture towards a door and tells Vicky, “The Coffee Shop’s
in there. I’ll let you know when the taxi gets here”. Burke
reads his message and asks, “When was this left here?” The
clerk replies, “About an hour ago”. Burke crumples the message
up into ball, gestures towards the suitcases and tells the clerk,
“The black ones go upstairs. The red one is hers.” and rushes
out the front door. Vicky asks the clerk, “What a strange man.
Do you know him?” The clerk replies, “Since he was about this
high”, gesturing with his palm held a about three feet above the
floor. Vicky goes through the a door into the adjoining coffee shop.
At a tavern, a small, weary looking man in his late fifties
holding a mug of beer is pacing around, sipping as he paces.
Finally, he sits down at a table. Burke Devlin comes in through
the door and comes to this table. He grumbles, “You were supposed
to meet me at the hotel, Strake!” Strake calmly replies, “Hello,
Mr. Devlin. Have a seat”, and calls out to the bartender, “Bring
another beer for my friend!” Burke snaps, “Listen, Strake, I
didn’t come here to drink!” Strake replies, “Look, Mr. Devlin,
you pay me well for the work I do. You won’t begrudge a man
the chance to buy his employer a drink, will you?” Burke replies,
“Well, let’s see what I’m pay you for!” Strake says, “Fair enough.
You know, I should charge you double, the way the people clam up
around here. Now, where do you want me to start?” The waiter
comes to the table with another mug of beer, sets it down before
Burke, and leaves. Strake remarks, “Nice guy. Thinks I’m a real
estate salesman. That’s a laugh, isn’t it? He says the joint
really starts jumping in about half an hour when the kids
get here”. Burke, impatient, says, “Now suppose you get
started. I want to know everything you have on the Collin’s
family. Everything on anyone who lives on that hill, and everyone
who has anything to do with them”. Strake asks hopefully,
“Then can I go back home to New York?” Burke orders, “Start
talking!” and takes a sip of his beer.
The Collinsport Inn diner is a combination restaurant and coffee
shop attached to the hotel. It is relatively plain. There are
a number of tables, and a counter with stools. At the moment,
there are only two customers in the place, a lonely diner finishing
a solitary dinner at one of the tables, and Vicky, seated at the
counter, her suitcase at her feet. The twenty three year old girl
who works behind the counter brings Vicky a sandwich and a cup
of coffee, asking, “Roast Beef Rare and Coffee, right?” Vicky
replies, “Right. I’m starved!!”, picking up a salt shaker, opening
up the sandwich and shaking some salt on it. The counter girl says,
“And you are also a jerk”. Vicky, taken aback, asks, “I beg your
pardon?” The counter girl spells it out, “Jerk, J-E-R-K”. Vicky
says, “Well, thanks!” The counter girl replies, “Don’t mention it”,
then continues, “The name’s Maggie Evans, and right now, I’m the
last link in a long string of gossips. Sandwich rare enough for
you?” “It’s fine, but I still don’t understand why…” Maggie
explains, “Well, a chauffeur tells a Desk Clerk, a Desk Clerk
tells a housekeeper, who tells me that you’re going to work up
at Collinwood! That makes you a jerk!” Vicky asks, “But Why?”
Maggie explains, “The Collins family is the biggest thing in
this town. THey has the biggest cannery, the biggest fishing
fleet, and the biggest, darkest, gloomiest old house around
here. And they’re kooks, every one of them!” Vicky smiles
and says, “I don’t believe that!” Maggie replies, “All right.
Move in there. But you’d better look in that mirror right
now because in two months, you’re hair is going to be a glorious
shade of gray”. Vicky protests, “You make it sound like an
old English novel. Rattling chains and ghosts in the corridors”.
Maggie replies, “You think that’s wrong? I could tell you things
about that house that would send you running all the way back to
the railroad station!” Vicky smiles and says, “I’d rather not
hear them”. Maggie shakes her head and says, “OK, there’s one
born every minute. But you’ll need your strength. Apple
pie, on the house, and I won’t take no for an answer!” Vicky
smiles and says, “Then I’ll say yes!” Maggie turns to get the
pie. Vicky’s smile slowly fades as she’s becoming even more
fearful of what she’s going into. She glances at her
reflection in the mirror behind the counter as she almost
involuntarily touches her hair and thinks back to another scene
from the foundling home…
She is in her room at the foundling home, packing her
suitcase. In the room with her is her roommate Sandy, a
girl about Vicky’s age. Sandy asks, “What are you trying to do,
bury yourself?” Vicky replies, “Just the opposite”. Sandy,
ignoring her, continues, “But a nowhere place like Collinsport,
Maine?? With your looks and brains, you could get a dozen jobs
right here in New York! You’ve got a yen for fishing villages?”
Vicky replies, “Sandy, I don’t really want to go there, but I
have to”. Sandy gasps, “That doesn’t make any sense at all!”
Vicky says, “It’s true. It might be the most important step
I’ve ever taken in my life”. Sandy asks, “To what?” Vicky
replies, “To me. To finding me. To seeing who I really am”.
Vicky snaps out of her daydream to find Maggie saying,
“Did you say you were looking for something?” Vicky replies,
“No, I was just…I mean I was just thinking”. Maggie remarks,
“Say, you really are in trouble. You’re talking to yourself and
you haven’t even gone to the house yet! Maybe you really do belong
in that house”. Vicky replies, “Maybe I do”, staring thoughtfully
down at her coffee.
Meanwhile, at the tavern, Strake is continuing to give his
report to Burke Devlin, “The big problem was the old lady. Not
much I could dig up on her”. Burke asks, “Does she still run
the business?” Strake replies, “She still makes all the important
decisions. Her fishing fleet manager comes up to the house once
a week”. Burke asks, “She really never leaves the house?”
Strake replies, “Mrs. Elizabeth Stoddard Collins hasn’t left
that house in 18 years”. Burke remarks, “So that hasn’t changed”
and asks, “Did you find out why?” Strake replies, “There are a
number of stories floating around, but none of them make any
sense. They’ll all be in the report”. Burke muses, Maybe she
needs a keeper”. Strake asks, “Who, you?” Burke replies, “No,
a girl who doesn’t know what she’s getting into!”
Back at the hotel diner, Maggie is giving Vicky some advice,
“If I were you, I’d stay in the hotel tonight, go up to Collinwood
in the morning, and see the place before making my decision”.
The desk clerk, who’s just come into the room, asks Vicky, “Maggie
here been bending your ear?” Maggie indignantly tells him, “Just
giving her some solid advice, that’s all”. The desk clerk tells
Vicky, “Don’t listen to her, Miss Winters. She’ll have you packing
your bags and heading for the hills! The taxi is here”. Vicky
tells Maggie, “Thanks for the pie!” Maggie replies, “Sure.
Consider it part of your last meal. Good luck.” As Vicky
prepares to go, a worried look on her face, she asks Maggie,
“Tell me the truth. You were just trying to make me nervous,
weren’t you?” Maggie replies, not too convincingly, “Sure. Sure
I was. It’ll be a ball”.
Collinwood is in darkness except for the single window
of the drawing room. Nothing can be heard except for the
moaning of the wind. A taxi drives up and stops in front
of the house. Vicky steps out and looks up at the house
with trepidation. The driver puts her suitcase down beside
her. She pays, he tips his hat to her, gets back into
the taxi and leaves. Vicky is alone and feels it. After
a moment, she picks up her suitcase, goes to the front door,
and hesitates. Finally, gathering her courage, she knocks
at the door. She hears the sound of a bolt being withdrawn
slowly. The door is opened. Vicky announces herself,
I’m Victoria Winters. Mrs.”., but she does not finish her
sentence as a woman inside says, “Come in, Miss Winters”.


Episode 2
Tape Date: June 14, 1966
Air Date : June 28, 1966 Tuesday
Writer : Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Elizabeth Stoddard lets Victoria Winters into Collinwood.
Vicky marvels, “What a large house!” and asks how many rooms there
are. Elizabeth replies, “About 40, but not all of them are in use.”
Vickie asks how many servants they have to run the house. Elizabeth
replies, “We only have one man to do the heavy work. We do all the
rest of it ourselves.”
At a bar called the Blue Whale, a petite blond woman is
dancing. Burke Devlin, sitting at the bar, asks Wilbur Strake, “Is
that her?” Strake replies, “That’s her, that’s Carolyn Stoddard.”
A man sitting at a table tells Carolyn that she’s drunk and it’s
time for her to go home. The man Carolyn is dancing with objects
to this. He and the man from the table start to fight, but Burke
breaks it up. He tells the man from the table, “Haskell, after you
take her home, come back here. I have something I want to talk to
you about.”
At Collinwood, Elizabeth Stoddard takes Vickie up to her
bedroom. Vickie asks, “Why did you hire me, Mrs. Stoddard?” Elizabeth
answers, “My brother Roger knew someone at the foundling home who
recommended you.” Vickie, puzzled, replies, “But I asked around and
no one knew anything about the Collins’ Family”. Elizabeth replies,
“You must have asked the wrong people”. She excuses herself and
leaves.
Carolyn returns home. Elizabeth tells her that the new governess
has come.
Vickie comes downstairs. Finding the drawing room door closed, she
decides to go out and take a walk. Outside, she stares over the cliff
into the ocean. A man comes out of the trees and jokingly remarks,
“Thinking of jumping? You wouldn’t be the first one.” He introduces
himself as Roger Collins. She introduces herself and tells him, “I
have you to thank for my being here.” He asks what she means. She
tells him, “Your sister told me it was you who hired me.” Roger
replies, strangely, “If that’s what she said..” Vicky points out
to sea and asks, “What are those lights out there?” Roger replies,
“Oh, it’s probably a ship of some sort. We get ships from all over
the world here at Collinsport.” Vickie remarks, “Strange. Ships
from all over the world come here and I had trouble getting a
taxi from the train station.” Roger apologizes, “Sorry about that.
There was some sort of mix up. I was supposed to come and pick you
up.” Vickie tells him, “No problem. A nice man I met on the train
gave me a ride from the train station. I think he said he knew you.
His name was Devlin.” At the mention of the name, a look of shock
crosses Roger’s face. He gasps, “Devlin!? Are you sure?” She replies
that she is. He rushes off.
Vicky returns to Collinwood, puzzled…


Episode 3
Tape Date: June 15, 1966
Air Date: June 29, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Roger Collins drives to a small house. He goes to the door
and knocks. Getting no answer, he starts to bang on the door, but
there’s still no reply. He gets back into his car and drives off.
Vicky is in her room writing a letter. There’s a knock at
the door. She answers it. It’s Elizabeth Stoddard’s daughter
Carolyn. She comes in and introduces herself and asks, “I hope I’m
not bothering you.” Vickie replies that she isn’t, that she’s only
writing a letter to a friend. She opens a drawer and puts the
letter in it. Carolyn tells her about the place and asks her,
“Any questions?” Vicky replies, “Yes. One. Who’s Burke Devlin?”
Carolyn replies,”Burke Devlin? I don’t know. Never heard the name.”
Vicky tells her, “Well, your uncle Roger has. When he heard the
name, he reacted rather strangely.” Carolyn muses, “Yes my uncle
Roger. What a charming man! He’s the kind of man a woman really
wants. Not like the man my mother’s trying to fix me up with. Joe
Haskell! He’s just a fisherman! Can you imagine?…”
Joe Haskell returns to the Blue Whale bar. Burke Devlin
tells him, “I have a few questions to ask you about Carolyn
Stoddard”
Roger Collins goes to the diner at the Collinsport Inn.
Maggie Evans, the waitress, tells him, “It’s only 5 minutes till
closing time.” Roger tells her, “I need to see your father. It’s
important.” She tells him she doesn’t know where he is. He remarks,
“I hear Burke Devlin is back.” She replies, “Yep. I understand
he’s hit it big. He took three rooms upstairs and has been handing
out big tips. I remember how he used to pose for my father for
quarters. Funny, my father used to be quite close to him, but he
never mentioned him once while he was gone.”
At Collinwood, Vicky and Carolyn walk down into the drawing
room. Carolyn tells Vicky, “I don’t know why Roger reacted like
that when he heard the name ‘Devlin’. He must have had a reason.”
Vicky points to a picture on the wall and asks who it is. Carolyn
tells her, “That’s Isaac Collins. He’s the one who started the
Collins Dynasty back in the 17th century.” While they are talking,
the door starts to open. Vicky sees the door open and tells Carolyn,
“You know, I’m sure I closed that door.” Carolyn tells her it must
be the wind.
At the Blue Whale, Burke Devlin tells Joe Haskell that he’s
willing to pay him $2375, that he knows he wants to buy his own boat
and that that’s the price of the down payment. Joe asks, “And what do
you get?” Devlin replies, “Information.”
A man named Bill Malloy goes to the diner and tells Roger,
“I saw your car outside. I’ve just heard that Burke Devlin is back
in town!” Roger nonchalantly answers, “So? 10 years is a long time.”
Malloy tells him he’s surprised he’s taking it so calmly. Roger
replies, “I have more things to worry about than the movements of
an ex-convict” Malloy remarks, “You must be a bigger man than
I’ve thought. Or a bigger fool…”
At the Blue Whale, Burke Devlin is sitting in the phone
booth, talking to Wilbur Strake. He tells him that he’s done a
good job in his file on the Collins family and that he’s going
to give him a bonus. Devlin returns to his table and tells
Haskell, “You’re at Collinwood a lot. You must see things, hear
things. All I want to know is what you see and hear.” Haskell
tells him he’s not sure, that he’ll have to think about it.
Devlin asks him, “You ever hear of a place called Montevideo?
It was in a filthy bar there that I started to hit it big. A
stranger at a table offered me a proposition, just like I’m
offering you one now. I didn’t think, I just took it. That’s what
you should do.” Bill Malloy shows up. He tells Haskell to leave.
Haskell does. Malloy asks, “What did you want with the boy?”
Devlin replies, “Oh, nothing. We were just having a friendly
little chat.” Malloy says, “Please, Devlin. That family’s had
nothing but trouble. Leave them alone.” Devlin growls, “The way
they left me alone?”
At Collinwood, Carolyn, having shown Vickie part of the
house, tells her, “That’s enough for now. We’ll continue the tour
some other time.” They go back to Vickie’s room. Vickie notices
that the letter which she had put into the desk drawer is now
lying on the bed and asks, “What’s that doing there? I’m sure
I put it in the desk drawer…”


Episode 4
Tape Date: June 16, 1966
Air Date : June 30, 1966 Thursday
Writer : Art Wallace
Director : Lela Swift

Vicky is in her room reading. She hears a noise outside her room.
She goes to the door and listens. She hears Roger and Elizabeth arguing
outside. Elizabeth tells Roger, “What are you doing? Leave her alone!”
Roger and Elizabeth go downstairs. Elizabeth, thinking Roger was going
to go into Vickie’s room to sexually harass her, tells him, “There’ll be
no repeat of what just happened or I’ll have to ask you to leave this
house!” He tells her what he was doing. He tells her that Burke Devlin’s
back, that he came back on the same train as Vickie, that she talked to
him, that he just wanted to find out if Devlin said anything to her about
what he’s doing back. Elizabeth tells him not to worry, that it’s been
10 years and what happened between him and Burke is over and done, that
Devlin’s back for no other reason than Collinsport is his home. Carolyn,
who’s been eavesdropping, comes into the room and asks, “Who’s trying to
kill you, Uncle Roger? Is it Burke Devlin?” Roger asks her where she
heard that name. Carolyn tells him Vickie told her about mentioning the
name to him, and his strange reaction. Roger asks Carolyn to go get Miss
Winters, saying he’d like to talk to her. Carolyn leaves to get Vickie.
Vickie comes downstairs to the drawing room. She is asked about meeting
Burke Devlin. She tells them she knows very little about him, that she
didn’t meet him on the train, that she only met him at the station and
he gave her a ride into town. Roger asks to speak to Vickie alone.
Elizabeth leaves. Roger accuses her of knowing more than she’s saying
and asks her to tell him the truth, saying it’s important. Angered by
this, Vickie storms out of the room and goes back upstairs.
The clock in the foyer shows 2:00. Vickie is in her room sleeping.
She is awakened by the sound of crying. She goes downstairs to
investigate. She finds the drawing room doors closed. She knocks to
see if anyone is inside. The crying stops. Getting no answer to her
knocking, Vickie opens the drawing room doors and goes inside. The
drawing room is empty. Vicky goes back out into the foyer and is startled
to see a figure standing on the stair, but then sees it’s just a little
boy of about 6 or 7 years of age. She greets him, “Hello, David”, for
that is who it obviously is. He replies, “I HATE YOU!”


Episode 5
Tape Date: June 17, 1966
Air Date: July 1, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
The next morning, Carolyn comes to Vickie’s room and invites her to
come down and have a cup of coffee with her. Carolyn is shocked to see
Vickie’s suitcase on her bed and asks, “Leaving already?” Vicky tells
her that she is, that she didn’t like what happened last night. She
tells her, “I will have that cup of coffee with you before leaving,
though. After they go downstairs, David comes out of his room, which is
on the opposite side of the hallway from Vicky’s room, and sneaks into
Vicky’s room.
Downstairs in the dining room, Vicky tells Carolyn about meeting David
last night. She also tells her about hearing the sobbing noise late at
night. Roger comes in, holding a bundle of mail. He gives one to Vicky,
saying, “Glum? Here’s a letter from home to cheer you up.” He apoligizes
to her for what happened last night. She asks him if he heard a sobbing
noise at about 2:00 last night. He replies that he didn’t, that he was
sound asleep.
Upstairs, David starts taking Vickie’s clothes out of the dresser and
putting them into her suitcase.
Vicky reads her letter. Carolyn asks, “Good news or bad?” Vicky
replies “Just news. It says the children miss me.” Carolyn begs Vicky to
change her mind and stay. She tells her she’s lonely living in a big,
mostly empty house with no one to keep her company. She tells Vicky,
“Your so lucky to be able to just pack up and leave to go back to a
normal family.” Vicky, surprised that she should say this, tells her
“That isn’t true!” She shows her the letter and says, “Lood where it’s
from.” Carolyn does and replies, “So. You worked at a foundling home.”
Vicky tells her, “No. I didn’t just work there. I spent my whole life
there. I have no family. My only family was a cardboard box and 10 words.
I was left on the doorstep in a box with a note with 10 words on it,
‘Her name is Victoria. I cannot take care of her.'” She goes on to tell
her that she doesn’t even know what her real last name is, that the
foundling home gave her the name “Winters” because she was left there in
the winter. She tells her she’d give anything to know about her
background. She tells her that that’s why she took this job, that
when she was in the foundling home, she started to receive $50 a month
in the mail, that this started about 18 years ago when she was 2 and
continued until she was 16. She tells her that the money came in
envelopes that were postmarked from Bangor, which is only 50 miles from
Collinsport and she thought she might be able to find out about it from
here. (Note that $50 was a lot of money back then before inflation,
worth about $500 today).
After breakfast, Vicky goes outside for a walk. She goes to the cliff
again and looks out over the sea. A strange man comes up to her and says,
“Go home, Miss Winters. Go back to New York”. He refuses to tell her who
he is or how he knows about her. He tells her to go inside and tells
Roger he’s here. She tells him that Roger isn’t home, that he went into
town. He tells her to tell him “Sam was here” when he comes back to
“this house of tears”. She asks him why he referred to Collinwood as a
“house of tears”. He asks her, “Have you ever heard of Josette Collins?
She was the wife of the man who originally built this house, brought from
France to marry him. But it didn’t turn out happily. She was a stranger
from a foreign land, and the townspeople didn’t like her. This house
didn’t like her. She was very unhappy, and spent much of her time crying.
One day, she couldn’t take it any longer and committed suicide, jumping
of this very cliff. It is said, on some nights, you can still hear her
ghost crying at Collinwood.”* Vicky remarks, “There’s no such thing as
ghosts.” The man replies, “Isn’t there? What do you call Elizbeth? She
hasn’t left that house in 18 years. Is she much more that a ghost,
haunting its hallways?”
Vicky goes back inside and asks Carolyn about her mother. Carolyn
replies that it’s true, that her mother hasn’t left the house in
18 years, since 6 months before she was born, that it was at that time
that her father left, never to return, and that her mother hasn’t left
the house since. Upset, Carolyn tells her, “Now why don’t you go home
and quit bothering me?”
As Vicky walks up to her room, Carolyn chases after her saying, “Wait!
I’ve just thought of something! You’ve got to stay! !8 years! It was 18
years ago that my father left and my mother started staying in the house!
It was also 18 years ago you said you started to receive the money! Maybe
there’s a connection! Are you going to leave before you find out for
sure?”
Vicky goes into her room. She is surprised to find that all her
clothes have been thrown into her suitcase. Suddenly, she hears a voice
chanting, in a mocking tone, “Her name is Victoria. I cannot take care
of her! Her name is Victoria. I cannot take care of her!” over and over
again. David jumps out from behing the curtains. He is holding a piece
of paper. He continues to chant mockingly, “Her name is Victoria…..”
Vicky demands, “Give that to me!” He runs. She chases him around the
room. Finally, he stops, shouts, “You want it? Here!”. He wads the piece
of paper into a ball and throws it to the ground at her feet. She picks
it up and asks “Why?” He tells her, “They told me to do it. The widows
told me to get rid of you!” and runs out of the room. Carolyn comes in
and asks, “What happened?” She tells him, “It was David. Help me put
these things back. I’ve thought about what you said and I’ve decided to
stay.”


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Episode 6
Tape Date: June 20, 1966
Air Date: July 4, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift
(The Collins family apparently does not celebrate Independence Day)

Vicky is downstairs in the basement. She is looking for David, who is
hiding from her. She goes to what looks like a door to a storeroom and
is about to try the door when she hears footsteps coming down the stairs.
She turns and finds an old man standing there. She asks him who he is,
but he just grabs her and angrily demands, “What are you doing down
here?” Elizabeth comes down and asks what’s going on. She tells Vicky
that the man is Matthew Morgan, the handyman. Matthew tells Elizabeth
“I caught her snooping around down here!” Vicky retorts, “No I wasn’t!
I was just looking for David!” Elizabeth tells Matthew,”It’s all right
you can go upstairs.” He leaves. She then tells Vicky she’ll talk to her
later and tells her to go upstairs too. After Vicky leaves, Elizabeth
goes to the door which Vicky was about to try and checks the lock. She
hears a noise. She goes and looks in a box and finds that David IS
hiding down here.
Vicky goes upstairs and goes into the drawing room. Matthew Morgan
is in there cleaning the fireplace. He introduces himself,”Morgan.
Matthew Morgan.” Vicky replies, “Winters. Victoria Winters”. Both sound
concilliatory. She remarks, “What’s so special about the basement,
anyway?” He replies, “Nothing. Just don’t think Miss Elizabeth would like
you snooping around, that’s all. I like to make sure nothing she don’t
like happens.” He goes to the window and asks her to come look. He points
to a small cottage and tells her, “See that? That’s my house. Miss
Elizabeth gave it to me. She’s been very kind to me. She gave me that
house and this job. She’s been very kind to me and I don’t like to see
things she don’t like happen.” Vicky asks, “Are you the only servant?”
He replies that he is, that there used to be a lot, but Elizabeth fired
them all about 18 years ago.
Downstairs, Elizabeth opens a crate and says, “Here they are! I knew
they were down here somewhere.” She takes a book out of the crate and
gives it to David. He asks what it is. She replies, “The Rover Boys.
They’re adventure stories. There are a lot more of them in this box.
They’re your father’s. He read them when he was your age” David throws
the book down and exclaims, “Then I don’t want it! My father, he hates
me!” Elizabeth assures him he doesn’t. He asks, “Why doesn’t my mother
come back?” She tells him, “Your mother’s sick. She won’t be back for
a long time. Is that why you don’t like Miss Winters, because you think
she’s a replacement for your mother? She isn’t.”
Carolyn goes into the drawing room and asks Vicky, “Did you ask my
mother about the money yet?” Vicky replies that she hasn’t, saying
“I can’t just come out and ask, just like that!” Carolyn tells Vicky that
she’s going to drive into town and asks her if she’d like anything. Vicky
replies that she doesn’t. Elizabeth comes back upstairs. The phone rings.
It’s Joe, for Carolyn. Elizabeth tells her to take it out in the hall,
saying she’d like to speak to Vicky alone. Carolyn goes into the foyer
and Elizabeth closes the doors.
Elizabeth starts to talk to Vicky about David, telling her he misses
his mother and will be a hard child to deal with. Vicky tells Elizabeth
there’s something she’d like to ask her about. She tells her about the
money she received every month while she was at the foundling home and
asks, “I’ve heard about your husband leaving 18 years ago. It was 18
years I started receiving the money. Is there any connection?” Elizabeth
tells her there isn’t. Vicky again asks, “Why did you hire me?” Elizabeth
replies, “I’ve told you already. Someone at the Hammond Foundling Home
recommended you.” Vicky asks, “Who? Can I have her name?” Elizabeth gets
angry and replies, “I don’t like being interrogated like this!” and
leaves. Vicky goes to the phone dials the operator and says, “I’d like
to make a collect call to the Hammond Foundling Home…” Carolyn comes
into the room. Vicky tells the operator, “Oh, cancel that call.” and
hangs up. She asks Carolyn, “Didn’t you say you were going into town?
I’d like to come with you.” Carolyn replies that she can’t, that Joe
Haskell called and said he was coming over. Vicky asks, “Is there any
other way to get into town?” Carolyn replies,”There’s a bus. It leaves
in about half an hour.” Vicky leaves to go get the bus, but when she
gets into the foyer, Carolyn comes running out after her and says,
“Wait! Do you know how to drive?” Vicky replies that she does. Carolyn
lends her the keys to her car. Vicky leaves through the front doors.
Elizabeth comes into the room and asks, “Did I just hear the door?”
Carolyn replies, “It’s just one of our ghosts starting to rattle
around..”


Episode 7
Tape Date: June 21, 1966
Air Date: July 5, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
DIrector: Lela Swift

Sam Evans, the man who Vicky met at Widows Hill, goes home. As he
starts to pour himself a drink, a hand grabs his wrist. It’s Roger.
Roger tells him, “Don’t. I want to talk to you.” Sam replies, “In that
case, I’ll really need this drink!” and pours it. They discuss what to
do about Burke Devlin.
Burke Devlin is in the diner of the Collinsport Inn. Maggie Evans
asks him what he wants. He replies, “A cup of coffee and a couple of
doughnuts.” She asks, “How would you like your coffee? Black with four
sugars?” He replies, “No. I don’t drink it that way anymore. Hey, how
did you know?” She asks, “Because that’s the way you used to drink it!
Don’t you remember me?” He replies that he doesn’t. She tells him she’s
Maggie Evans, the daughther of Sam Evans, the man he used to pose for.
He tells her she’s grown so much he didn’t recognize her. Vicky comes in
and asks Maggie for change for $3.00, saying she’d like to make a phone
call. Maggie gives her the change. Vicky takes the change and leaves.
Burke Devlin excuses himself and leaves, telling Maggie “I’ll be back.”
At the Evans Cottage, Roger admonishes Sam, “You went up to the house
and saw Miss Winters there?! You know I’ve told you NEVER to come up to
the house! What did you say to her? Did you say anything about Burke
Devlin?” Sam assures him that he didn’t, that all he did was ask for
him, Roger. Roger, wanting to make sure, calls Collinwood and asks for
Vicky, but is told she isn’t there. He leaves, telling Sam, “I’ve got to
find Miss Winters before she finds Burke Devlin!”
Vicky makes her phone call, but finds the line busy. She gets out of
the phone booth and finds Burke Devlin there waiting for her. He says,
“Hello, Miss Winters. Remember me?” and invites her to have a cup of
coffee with him. They go into the diner. He asks her, “Most girls want
to get TO the big city where all the excitement is. Why have you come
FROM New York to come to this sleepy little village which wouldn’t cover
four square blocks in New York?” Vicky replies that she was offered a
job which paid well. Burke asks Maggie if the Collinsport paper is still
being published. She joking replies, “Yup. Exactly once a week to
chronicle the events in this great metropolitan area of Collinsport.”
He asks for one. She replies, “I’ll get you one from the lobby.”
Roger goes into the lobby of the inn. He runs into Maggie there.
He asks her if she’s seen Vicky. Maggie gestures to the door to the
adjoining diner and tells him, “She’s in there having a cup of coffee
with Burke Devlin. Have you heard he’s come back?” Roger thanks her but
instead of going into the diner, hurriedly leaves through the front door.
Vicky and Burke are making smalltalk. Burke is telling her about how
he used to look for ghosts at Collinwood when he was 10 years old. Maggie
returns with Burke’s paper. She remarks, “Roger Collins was here. It was
very strange. He asked for you, Vicky, but when I told him you were in
here with Burke, he just left.” Vicky excuses herself to try her call
again.
At the Evan’s Cottage, the phone rings. Sam picks it up. It’s Maggie.
Sam exclaims,”Who’s coming?!” The doorbell rings. Sam answers. It’s
Burke Devlin. Sam asks him what he wants, why he came back. Burke
replies, “Nothing in particular. I’ve just come back to visit the old
home town. I told myself when I was away that when I came back, the first
thing I’d do would be to see my old friend Sam.” Sam tells him, “Maybe
another time. I’m very tired right now.” Burke replies, “Sure, Sam,
sure.” and leaves.
Vicky puts some coins in the phone and places her call. She
tells the person who answers, “Hammond Foundling Home? I’d like to
speak to Miss Hopewell. Tell her it’s Vicky Winters and it’s
important, very important!”


Episode 8
Tape Date: June 22, 1966
Air Date: July 6, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Joe comes, bearing flowers for Carolyn. Elizabeth goes to get tea.
Carolyn asks Joe, “Now what’s so important that you had to come here
and tell me?” He replies that he is now an ex-fisherman, that Bill
Malloy, Elizabeth’s business manager, has promoted him to an office job
at the cannery, that with the new job, he’s going to be making $25 more a
week (a substantial amount in 1966, probably equal to about $150 in 1995
money). He asks her to marry him. She tells him she doesn’t want to yet.
Elizabeth returns. Joe remarks on how strange it was he got this
promotion, saying that it came as a complete surprise, that Bill Malloy
suddenly called him to his office this morning and offered him the job.
Carolyn gets a funny look on her face and tells Elizabeth that she
suspects she ordered Malloy to give Joe the job, that she remembers
hearing her talking on the phone to him early in the morning, an unusual
occurance. Elizabeth denies this, saying she merely OK’ed the promotion,
that she had nothing to do with Joe’s promotion, that Carolyn’s
implication that she had him promoted to make it easier for them to get
married is wrong. They don’t believe her.
Vicky returns and runs into Carolyn in the foyer. She finds that she’s
very upset.
In the drawing room, Joe tells Elizabeth about Burke Devlin offering
him money for information on the Collins family.
Elizabeth finds out that Vicky had gone into town to make a phone
call and confronts her. Vicky admits she had called the foundling home
to check her story. She tells her Miss Hopewell asked around and couldn’t
find anyone who knew Roger Collins. Elizabeth becomes angry, telling her
she’s upset that she didn’t trust her and went to check her story. She
tells her Miss Hopewell is wrong, that there are a lot of people
connected to the foundling home and she couldn’t have asked them all,
that she must have missed the person.
At the foundling home, Miss Hopewell dictates a letter to a secretary.
The letter is to Vicky at Collinwood. In it, she tells Vicky that a very
strange thing happened that she thinks she should know about, that a
little after her call, a man showed up at the foundling home and made the
same kind of inquiries she had in her phone call. She writes that the
man had claimed to be a magazine writer, but that she had found this
dubious and got him to admit that he was really a private investigator
named Wilbur Strake.


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Episode 9
Tape Date: June 23, 1966
Air Dae: June 7, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Bill Malloy goes to the Collinsport Inn. In the lobby, he calls up to
Burke Devlin’s room and asks to see him, but Devlin refuses and Malloy
leaves.
Bill Malloy goes to Collinwood and tells Elizabeth he has something
important to talk to her about. He tells her about Burke Devlin being
back, saying he thinks she has cause to worry. Carolyn comes into the
drawing room and asks, “Just who is this Burke Devlin everyone keeps
talking about?” Bill Malloy remarks, “I think you’ve seen him. Joe told
me that he broke up a fight at the Blue Whale while you were in there.”
Carolyn remarks, “Oh, that was Burke Devlin. Everyone’s been talking
about him and no one ever mentioned he was so handsome…”
Vicky is in her room writing a letter. There’s a knock at the door.
It’s Carolyn. She goes to the window and remarks, “See that cliff there,
Vicky? It 100 feet to the rocks below. Three woman have jumped to their
deaths there, the wife of the madman who built this house, and two
governesses. Legend has it that one more governess will jump to her death
there.” Vicky asks, “What are you trying to do? Scare me?” Carolyn
replies, “No. Just giving you another story for you to tell when you go
back to the foundling home. Mother fired you when she learned you called
the foundling home to check her story didn’t she?” Vicky replies that
she didn’t. Carolyn, puzzled, remarks, “That’s odd. I was sure she would.
She must be getting soft.” She asks Vicky to tell her about Burke Devlin,
saying she finds him a very interesting man, much more interesting than
boring old Joe Haskell….
Downstairs in the drawing room, Bill Malloy warns Elizabeth that he
thinks Burke Devlin is a danger to her, that he’s rich now and he fears
he won’t be satisfied until he’s taken over all that she owns, fishing
fleet, cannery, Collinwood, everything. They hear a sound that sounds
like a knock at the front door. Elizabeth opens the drawing room door,
goes into the foyer and opens the front door, but there’s no one there.
On her way back into the drawing room, she finds a broken teacup on
the floor near the table in the center of the foyer. She goes into the
drawing room and tells Malloy no one was at the door. Malloy remarks,
“But we both hear the knock”. Elizabeth tells him, “It must’ve been a
ghost. Only, this ghost is nine years old and is named ‘David’. I found
a broken teacup on the floor in the foyer. It must’ve been David knocking
it down. Admit it, Bill. We were both afraid it was Burke…”
Vicky is telling Carolyn about Burke. Elizabeth shouts for Carolyn,
saying Bill Malloy has something he wants to talk to her about before
he leaves. Carolyn tells Vicky she’s planning to go into town and asks
her if she’d like her to mail her letter for her while she’s there.
Vicky seals her letter in an envelope and gives it to her.
In the foyer, Bill Malloy is talking on the phone, making arrangements
with someone to have one more person go on a trip. Carolyn comes down
into the drawing room. Malloy tells her his niece is going on a long
trip and that she’ll need company and asks her if she’d like to go with
her. Carolyn refuses, saying she knows they’re trying to get her away
until this “problem” with Burke Devlin is finished. She tells them she’s
not fragile and doesn’t need to be protected like that.
Carolyn goes into town and goes to the Collinsport Inn. In the lobby,
she telephones Burke Devlin’s room and asks, “Mr. Devlin. This is Carolyn
Stoddard. I’m in the lobby. Mind if I come up and talk to you?”


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Episode 10
Tape Date: June 24, 1966
Air Date: July 8, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

David comes into the foyer through the front doors. The phone rings.
The door to the bedroom hall opens and Elizabeth is heard shouting,
“I’ll get it, Miss Winters.” David quickly hides behind a chair.
Elizabeth comes down and answers the phone. It’s Roger. He asks if
Carolyn is there. Elizabeth replies that she isn’t, that she doesn’t
know where she is. Roger asks if Vicky is there. Elizabeth replies that
she is. Roger asks her to make sure she doesn’t leave the house.
Elizabeth refuses, saying she can’t keep Vicky a prisoner. After
Elizabeth hangs up, she calls out, “David, you can come out from behind
that chair. Your far too big now to be able to hide in such small places
without being seen.” David comes out. He tells her, “Don’t punish me for
breaking that teacup, I didn’t do it, THEY did.” She asks what he means.
He tells her, “I saw the cup just slide off the table onto the floor!”
She tells him, “Don’t be ridiculous. Things like that don’t happen.”
He replies, “They do here!” and runs off.
At the Collinsport Inn, Carolyn goes up to Burke’s room. He asks her,
“Why is my Uncle Roger so afraid of you?” He replies, “There’s no reason
for him to be afraid of me. Some people live in the past. I don’t. I’m
only concerned with my future, and your uncle has no part in my future.”
He asks her if she’d like a drink. She tells him she’d like a ginger ale.
He goes into the kitchen to get her one. While he’s in there, she notices
that he has left an opened letter on the sofa. She picks it up and reads
it. As Burke is coming out of the kitchen, he sees her reading the
letter. She does not notice him. He waits for her to finish the letter
and put it down before he comes in.
At Collinwood, David is in the drawing room playing with a battery
operated toy robot, which walks and makes noises. He hears the front
door open and close, then his father Roger calling out, “Elizabeth! Where
are you?” David hides behind the sofa. Roger goes into the drawing room
and pours himself a drink. Elizabeth comes. Roger asks her, “Do you know
where Miss Winters went?” Elizabeth tells her,”Yes. She went to place a
private phone call.” Roger replies, “That’s not all she did. I found out
she was with Burke Devlin.” He tells her he suspects that Burke might be
using her to get to them. He asks, “Why did you hire her? What do you
know about her?” Elizabeth replies, “I’ve told you. To take care of
David.” Roger growls, “David belongs in an institution!” Elizabeth
angrily replies, “The only reason I let you come back is David! If you
send him away, you’ll no longer be welcome here!” and stomps away.
David’s robot, starts to make noises, and Roger finds him hiding behind
the couch. Roger starts to yell at him, but David retorts, “You’re not
going to send me away! I heard Aunt Elizabeth tell you she wouldn’t let
you ! I hope Burke Devlin comes here and get even with you!”
Carolyn asks Burke Devlin, “I understand you and my Uncle Roger were
once good friends. How come I don’t remember you?” Burke replies that it
was probably because she was so young at the time. She asks what happened
between them, but Burke refuses to tell her, saying “I’ve already told
you I don’t like to dwell on the past.” He goes to the window and muses
on how he used to pick up bottles, how the first time he “struck it big”
when he was a child he made 40 cents in 5 hours. Carolyn remarks, “A lot
different from making half a million dollars. That’s what you’re going
to make when go to Venezuela to make your deal, isn’t it?” Burke
feigniing anger, says, “You read my letter!” Carolyn nonchantly replies,
“Well, you shouldn’t have left it on the sofa if you didn’t want anyone
reading it.” The phone rings. Burke answers. Putting his finger on the
button, he pretends to talk to someone named Jose calling long distance
from Venezuela, saying he’ll be seeing him in a couple of days. Carolyn
is convinced that Burke has only come back to Collinsport for a few
days, that he’ll be leaving soon for Venezuela and therefore telling the
truth when he says has not come back for revenge.
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth has dozed off in a chair.
David comes into the room. Elizabeth mumbles, “Ghosts…”. She wakes up
and sees David standing there. He asks her, why she was talking about
ghosts. She replies that she was just dreaming. She notices that David
is streaked with oily dirt and appears to be holding something in his
closed hand. She asks him, “David! Why are you so dirty? What do you
have in your hand?” He replies, “Nothing! Just a seashell, that’s all!”
and runs off without showing her. Carolyn comes in through the front
door. Elizabeth goes into the foyer and asks, “Where have you been all
this time?” Carolyn replies, “With a friend.” She gestures outside and
says, “You remember him, don’t you?” Burke comes in and says,
“Hello, Mrs. Stoddard…”


Episode 11
Tape Date: June 27, 1966
Air Date: August 11, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Elizabeth is shocked, but invites Burke in for a drink. She asks him,
“Are you here for business?” Burke replies, “No. Just here for a visit.”
Carolyn starts to remark,”He’s only going to be here for two days. Then
he’ll be..” but Burke stops her, saying, “That’s a secret!”.
Sam Evans goes to the Collinsport Inn and tells the clerk (Conrad Bain)
he’d like to see Maggie. The clerk tells him that Maggie’s on a break
right now and tells him, “You can’t let Maggie see you drunk like that!”
He invites him to have a few cups of coffee with him and sober up. Sam
declines, saying he’d rather go the the bar and have another drink, but
the clerk tells him, “I have some things to tell you I think you’d like
to hear.” Sam still declines, but when the clerk tells him, “It’s about
Burke Devlin” he agrees. They go into the cafe and drink coffee. The
clerk tells Sam that Carolyn came to visit Devlin, that she stayed in his
room for about an hour and a half and then left together, looking very
friendly.
At Collinwood, Burke tells Elizabeth that he’s back in Collinsport
just for a visit, that to him, the past is the past. Elizabeth notes
that they’re out of ice and asks Carolyn to come and help her get some.
Elizabeth takes Carolyn out into the foyer, closing the doors behind
her. Carolyn asks, “Mother! Do you have to be so obvious?” Elizabeth asks
Carolyn why’s she’s so sure Burke is leaving in two days. Carolyn tells
her about reading Burke’s letter. Elizbeth remarks, “How do you know
the letter wasn’t a phony, left there for you to read?” Carolyn replies,
“That’s what I suspected at first too, but then Burke received a phone
call from someone in Venezuela discussing the trip.”
Sam calls Collinwood. Elizabeth answers the phone. Sam asks to talk to
Roger, but she tells him Roger’s not in the house right now. Burke Devlin
comes out of the drawing room and jokingly says to Elizabeth, “Mrs.
Stoddard! Have you forgotten me?” She replies, “No, Burke. I’ll be right
with you.” Upon hearing the name “Burke”, Sam hurriedly hangs up. Burke
and Elizabeth go back into the drawing room. Burke looks at the portrait
hanging over the fireplace and muses, “Jeremiah Collins. Amazing man. He
built this house, didn’t he? . Mrs. Stoddard, how much do you think
Collinwood is worth today? $200,000? A quarter of a million dollars?
(Amazing what inflation’s been since 1966!”.) Elizabeth replies, “It’s
not for sale”. Burke remarks, “Everything’s for sale.” He then asks,
“Where’s Roger? One of the main reasons I came here was to see him and
tell him I’m not back for some kind of revenge.”
In spite of the hotel clerk’s best efforts, Sam goes to the bar and
gets another drink. He returns to the diner, but Maggie still isn’t back.
At Collinwood, Burke tells Elizabeth that he felt so great to be
released from prison he realized revenge wouldn’t get back the years he
lost so he decided to just forget it.
The phone in the foyer rings again. Carolyn, returning with a bucket
full of ice, answers it. It’s Joe. Carolyn tells him they’ve got company
right now, that some “Old troubles might be over soon.” He reminds her
that they have a date tonight. Elizabeth comes out into the foyer and
tells Carolyn to go get Roger, that he’s somewhere on the grounds.
Carolyn asks, “So you’re going to get them together.” Elizabeth replies,
“Yes. I hope I’m not making a mistake…”


Episode 12
Tape Date: June 28, 1966
Air Date: July 12, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Vicky is walking the grounds. She stops at Widow’s Hill and looks out
into the ocean. She hears an eerie sound. It stops. Roger appears and
tells her, “I saw you come down here. I want to talk to you.” The eerie
sound comes again. Vicky asks, “What’s that?” Roger tells her, “It’s
the wind. Or maybe the Widows.” She asks what he means. He tells her,
“A long time ago, the wives of men whose ships didn’t returned used to
come here and watch vainly for them to come back. Eventually, they were
even denied that when Jeremiah Collins bought this land – the highest
around- to build this house. The stories go that the ghosts of the
widows still come here to look for the ships.” He asks her, “By the way,
you met someone out here the other day, didn’t you?” Vicky replies that
she did, that a man came and asked for him and she told him he wasn’t
here. Roger asks, “Is that all he said to you?” She replies that it was.
Maggie finally finishes her break. Sam tells her he is thinking of
leaving Collinsport. Shocked, she asks why, but he refuses to tell her.
On Widow’s Hill, Vicky tells Roger, “Oh yes. He asked me not to tell
anyone other than you that he was here”. Roger asks, “Did you keep that
promise?” Vicky replies, “Oh yes. To tell the truth, so much has
happened since then I’d forgotten all about the man.” Roger remarks,
“You mean like having coffee with Burke Devlin?” Vicky tells him, “We
ran into each other at the Inn.” Roger warns her to watch out for
Devlin, saying “He’s a dangerous man.”
Sam goes home. Maggie goes home too, trying to find out what’s
wrong.
Carolyn goes to Widow’s Hill and tells Roger, “Mother wants to see
you. She says it’s very important.”
Roger returns to Collinwood. The drawing room doors are closed.
Instead of going in, however, he telephones Sam Evans instead. Sam
tells him, “I can’t talk to you now!” and abruptly hangs up. At the
Evan’s Cottage, Maggie asks Sam, “That was Roger Collins, wasn’t it?
He’s involved in whatever’s going on, isn’t he?” He refuses to tell her.
The phone rings again. Sam just lets it ring. Maggie goes and picks up
the receiver, but Sam grabs it and just hangs up again. Maggie asks,
“What is it? What are you so afraid of, Pop?”, but he refuses to tell
her. She asks, “Does it have something to do with Burke Devlin? I was
only a child then, but I do remember that something happened. Something
about a man being killed, and Burke going to jail.” He still refuses
to tell her anything.
Carolyn and Vicky return to Collinwood. In the foyer, Vicky asks
Carolyn, “Why is your uncle so afraid of Burke Devlin?” Carolyn replies
that she doesn’t know. Vicky asks, “Do you think Matthew the caretaker
might know?” Carolyn replies, “You know, he’s been here so long he just
might. He might even know something about you. Maybe you should talk to
him.” Vicky replies that she might just do that. Roger comes walking
down the stairs. Carolyn asks, “Have you talked to mother?” Roger
replies, “No I haven’t. I’m going into town. I have something very
important I’ve got to do there.” Carolyn tells him, “But Burke Devlin’s
here. He’s in the drawing room with Mother.”
Roger at first heads toward the front door, looking like he’s decided
to flee, but then he turns, takes off his overcoat, throws it on the
table and walks toward the drawing room, a determined look on his face.
He grabs hold of the doorknob and prepares to open the door…


Episode 13
Tape Date: June 29, 1996
Air Date: July 13, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Roger opens the door and goes into the drawing room. Burke greets
him warmly. Roger asks, “Why are you here?” Burke remarks, “You and
your sister have the same questions. Why don’t you ask her?” Elizabeth
explains to Roger that Burke has come back just to visit. Roger doesn’t
believe this. Elizabeth tells him, “At least listen to what he has to
say.” Burke explains that he’s just here on a visit. He tells Roger,
“I got out of jail after 5 years because of good behavior. For the next
5 years, I travelled and made some money, and eventually, what happened
10 years ago didn’t seem very important to me.” Roger asks, “Then why
were you asking Joe Haskell and Miss Winters questions about us?”
Burke explains that he only asked Joe because he wanted to know what
happened in the 10 years when he was away, and that he wasn’t asking
Vicky questions, that he was only having coffee with her.
Vicky goes to Matthew’s cottage. Matthew asks, “Does Mrs. Stoddard
know that you’re here?” Vicky lies that she does. She asks, “Is there
any connection between the Collins Family and Bangor?” Matthew replies
that the only connection was a trial that took place there about 10
years ago, that young Devlin was tried for manslaughter and sent off
to jail. Vicky explains why she is so interested in Bangor, about the
$50 she received every month from Bangor while she was in the foundling
home. Matthew tells her he doesn’t know anything about that, that the
only connection between the Collins Family and Bangor is the trial.
Burke tells Roger he has decided to let bygones be bygones. Roger
tells Elizabeth, “It’s getting cold in here. Could you call the cottage
and tell Matthew to bring some more firewood?” After Elizabeth leaves
the room, Roger tells Burke, “Now that were alone, you can tell the
truth. What do you want?” Burke insists he’s already told the truth.
At the cottage, Vicky and Matthew are getting along well. Vicky asks,
“How do you get to Bangor?” Matthew replies, “There are lots of ways,
train, bus. But I would recommend you go to Augusta instead if you want
to find anything out. That’s where Mr. Collins went to live after he
got married.” Vicky, surprised, asks, “You mean he didn’t live at
Collinwood?” Matthew replies, “No, he only came back here about a month
ago.”
At Collinwood, Burke looks at his watch and tells Roger he’s got
to leave. He tells him he’ll be leaving Collinsport in a couple of days.
He tells Roger he’d like to talk to him about some business and asks him
to meet him at the Blue Whale tonight.
The phone rings at the cottage. Matthew answers. It’s Elizabeth. She
asks him, “Are you doing anything right now? We need some firewood here
at Collinwood.” Matthew answers, “No. I’ve already finished supper. I’m
just here talking to Miss Winters right now.” Elizabeth remarks, “Oh.
She’s there with you?” After he finishes talking to Elizabeth, Matthew
angrily tells Vicky, “You lied to me! She didn’t know you were coming
down here!” He accuses her of snooping around and kicks her out.
As Vicky is going back to Collinwood, she goes to the garage.
(Actually it’s a car shelter. There are no garage door, just an opening
for vehicles to come in and out.) She finds Burke Devlin in there. She
asks him what he’s doing in there. He tells her he was just admiring
Roger’s car. He tells her that he was thinking of buying one like it.
He remarks, “I found this on the front seat” and throws something on a
table next to a tool table next to the car. Vicky asks, “Does Roger
know you’re in here? Burke replies, “No, but I didn’t think he’d mind.”
Roger tells Elizabeth he doesn’t believe Burke’s claim he didn’t
come back to get revenge. He tells her Burke has invited him to come to
the Blue Whale. Elizabeth asks, “Are you going?” He replies that he is,
that it’s the only way to find out if Devlin is telling the truth or
not.
Vicky returns and runs into Elizabeth in the foyer. Vicky tell her,
“I’m sorry. I didn’t think you’d mind if I went to talk to Matthew.”
Elizabeth replies that she doesn’t, but warns her, “Matthew is a good
man, but a somewhat strange one. He’s extremely loyal to me, and he’ll
do anything he thinks helps me, even become violent.”
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Episode 14
Tape Date: June 30, 1966
Air Date: July 14, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

David is in his bed reading a magazine. The cover states that it’s
“Mechano Magazine, 35 cents”. He gets up, goes to the dresser, opens
a drawer, and takes out something that looks like a car part. It is
about the size of a human thumb. He exits his room, goes into Vicky’s
room across the hall, goes to HER dresser, and opens a drawer. Vicky
comes in, sees him, and shouts, “HEY! What are you doing in here?”
David quickly shuts the drawer. Vicky sees that he holding something in
his hand and demands, “What do you have in you hand there?”, but he
runs off without showing her and runs back into his room, locking the
door. Vicky knocks on the door of David’s room, but he ignores her and
doesn’t answer until she threatens to get his father. He opens the
door and lets her in. She asks him what he took. He sullenly replies,
“Nothing!” He goes to his dresser, opens a drawer, takes something out
and tells her, “I didn’t take anything! I was trying to give you a gift
when you came in, yelled and scared me. Aunt Elizabeth told me to try
to be nice to you. I was only trying to give you this.” He gives her
a seashell, saying he found it on the beach.
Burke Devlin goes to the Blue Whale and finds Joe Haskell there.
He offers to buy Joe a beer, but Joe refuses, saying, “I don’t want
to talk to you. By the way, I told the Collinses about you offering
me money for information.” Burke replies, “I know. I’ve straigtened
everything out with them.”
Carolyn is preparing for a date with Joe and Vicky is keeping her
company. Vicky remarks that Roger seems to have straightened everything
out with Burke and is going to meet him at the Blue Whale tonight.
There’s a knock at the front door downstairs. Carolyn tells Vicky,
“Oh, that’s probably Joe right now. Could you go get it? I’m not ready
yet.”
Vicky goes downstairs, lets Joe in and tells him Carolyn’s not ready
yet. They make smalltalk. Joe tells him how he used to think there were
ghosts at Collinwood when he was a kid. Vicky tells him she doesn’t
believe in ghosts. Joe points and exclaims, “If you don’t, then what
do you call that thing behing you?” Vicky, startled, looks behind her,
then, realizing Joe was joking, laughs and says, “Don’t you ever do
that again!” Carolyn comes downstairs. Joe tells her, “We’d better
hurry up or we’ll miss the movie”. Carolyn tells him, “I don’t feel
like a movie tonight. Could we go to the Blue Whale instead?”
Vicky goes back upstairs. She goes to the door of David’s room and
prepares to knock. The door at the end of the hallway opens. Vicky hears
this and looks. When she does, the door closes again. She goes to the
door and tries it, but finds it locked. She shouts, “David! Open this
door!” But David comes out of his room and tells her, “I can’t. I don’t
have the key.” Vicky tells him, “Oh. I thought it was you in there. I
saw this door close.” David tells him, “That’s impossible. That door
is always locked. It leads to another part of the house. Aunt Elizabeth
told me it’s been closed off for over 50 years.” He gives her the
“Mechano” magazine he was reading and tells her it’s another gift from
him.
Joe and Carolyn go to the Blue Whale. They sit down at a table. Burke
Devlin, sitting at another table, sees them and waves to them. Carolyn
waves back. Burke comes to their table and offers to buy them some
coffee. Carolyn invites Burke to join them at their table. Burke accepts
and sits down, saying “It’s better to have coffee with some friends
than alone.” Joe does not look happy.
At Collinwood, Vicky thanks David and tells him she’s going to get
him a gift. She tells him that his father is going into town tonight,
that she’s going to give him some money and ask him to buy some more
magazines, that she’s going to wrap them up with a ribbon and give them
to him. David asks, “Is my father going to drive his car into town?”
Vicky laughs and replies, “Of course, silly. You don’t think he’s going
to walk, do you?” David abruptly exclaims, “I don’t wan’t any presents!”
and runs off.


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Episode 15
Tape Date: July 1, 1966
Air Date: July 15, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Vicky tells Roger that she thinks she’s starting to reach a rapport
with David. She tells him she wants to give a gift of some magazines to
David and asks if he could buy some when he goes into town tonight if
she gives him the money. He tells her, “Sorry, I can’t. I won’t have
the time. I have an appointment.” After Roger leaves, Vicky suddenly
remembers seeing Burke Devlin in the garage and tells Elizabeth about
it, saying Devlin had told her he was just looking at Roger’s car
because he was thinking of buying one like it.
Vicky goes upstairs and tells David that she talked to his father
about buying the magazines but he had told her he was too busy. David
shouts, “He hates me! He wants to send me away! I know it! I hope he
dies!” Vicky convinces him that he shouldn’t feel this way, that his
father doesn’t hate him, that he loves him and isn’t trying to send him
away. She tells him he should give his father another chance. David
tells her he will.
David goes downstairs and finds his father in the foyer preparing
to leave. He asks him, “Are you going to take the car into town
tonight?” It looks like he’s trying to tell him something, but his
father tells him he’s very busy and doesn’t have time to talk and
leaves.
Vicky and Elizabeth are in the drawing room. The phone rings.
It’s Burke, asking where Roger is. He’s told Roger’s just left.
Elizabeth remarks, “David seems very tense tonight.” Vicky tells her
it’s because he’s convinced his father hates him and wants to send him
away.
Roger drives his car out of the garage and out the gate. From his
room, David watches him from the window and remarks, “He’s going to die,
Mother, he’s going to die!”
Roger drives the car down the hill. Suddenly, he loses control and
crashes into a tree.
The phone rings in the foyer. David comes halfway down the stairs and
just stares at it. Elizabeth comes into the room and answers it. She
exclaims, “What?!…. When did it happen? Is he all right?”. She hangs
up. Vicky comes into the foyer and asks,”What’s wrong?” Elizabeth tells
her, “Roger’s been in an accident!” Vicky asks, “Is he all right?”
Elizabeth replies that he is.


Episode 16
Tape DateL July 4, 1966
Air Date: July 18, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

It is a little later. The phone rings. Vicky answers, talks to the
person then hangs up. Elizabeth comes into the drawing room and asks
who it was. Vicky tells her it was Bill Malloy, that he’s been to the
hospital to see Roger and wanted to tell her he was all right, that
he just a few cuts and bruises. She remarks, “Pretty lucky considering
what kind of accident it was!” Elizabeth tells her, “I’m not so sure it
was an accident. There’s just too many coincidences. He was going to
go see Burke tonight. Burke knew he would be taking the car down that
hill. You told me yourself you saw Burke in the garage tonight…”
She asks if Malloy had said anything else about the accident.
Vicky tells her that Malloy had told her that the brakes on Roger’s
car had failed.
Burke, Carolyn and Joe are still sitting together at the Blue
Whale. Joe looks very unhappy. He asks Burke, “Didn’t you say you had
an appointment?” Burke replies, “Yes. Roger was supposed to meet me
here, but he’s late.”
From the kitchen at Collinwood, Elizabeth calls Matthew Morgan and
asks him to come to the house, saying she has something very important
to talk to him about. Elizabeth tells Vicky, “Seventeen years ago,
Matthew had a similar accident in almost the exact spot Roger did.
Since then, he’s taken special care of all the family cars, making
sure the brakes are in perfect working order.”
Matthew Morgan comes. Elizabeth tells him that Roger’s just had an
accident and asks him when the brakes on Roger’s car were last checked.
Matthew tells her, “two days ago. They were in perfect working
condition.”
At the Blue Whale, Burke Devlin decides that he’s waited long enough
and tells Carolyn and Joe he’s going to leave. Joe tells Carolyn, “Maybe
we can go to that movie now.” Carolyn suggests they invite Burke to come
with them. Joe gets very angry and stalks off. Burke tells Carolyn,
“Come on. Let’s go.” She asks, “Where are we going?” He replies, “To
find Joe.” They leave.
At Collinwood Matthew tells Elizabeth he’s gone to see the car. He
tells her it was a terrible accident, that the whole side of the car
was caved in, that it was a miracle Roger wasn’t killed. After Matthew
leaves, Elizabeth asks Vicky, “Do you know what movie Carolyn went to
see tonight?”, apparently wanting to contact her. Vicky tells her,
“They didn’t go to a movie. They went to the Blue Whale.” Elizabeth
says, “What? Did she know Burke Devlin was going to be there tonight?
Did she go there because of this?” Vicky reluctantly answers, “Yes.”
Elizabeth gets angry and tells her, “You should have told me! He’s
a dangerous man!” Elizabeth calls the Blue Whale to look for Carolyn.
After she hangs up, Vicky asks her, “Did you find her?” She tells
Vicky, “She wasn’t there. She left the Blue Whale about a half an hour
ago – with Burke Devlin.”


Episode 17
Tape Date: July 5, 1966
Air Date: July 19, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

David, in bed in his room, suddenly starts screaming, “I didn’t!
I didn’t!”. He gets out of bed, goes to the window, opens it and climbs
up on the windowsill. Elizabeth comes in the room and grabs him. David
screams, “I’ve got to get away! I didn’t kill him!” Elizabeth awakens
him. He’s been sleepwalking.
Bill Malloy is in the waiting room of a “D. Reeves, M.D.”. Dr. Reeves
comes out of his examining room. Malloy asks, “How much longer?”
Reeves tells him, “About 15 minutes. Just a few insurance forms to fill
out.” Malloy tells him he’ll be back, that he’s going to go look at the
wreck again. Reeves goes back into his examining room to see Roger.
In the examining room, Dr. Reeves puts Roger’s arm in a sling and
tells him, “It’s only a sprain. It should get better in a few days.”
He remarks, “So Bill Malloy found you after the accident, huh? Good
thing he was driving up the hill and not walking, else we’d have another
death on our hands.” Roger becomes very angry and exclaims, “Now I had
nothing to do with that death 10 years ago! It was Burke Devlin who was
responsible, not me!” The doctor replies, “I never said you were…”
Malloy returns. Reeves finishes up with Roger. In the waiting room,
Malloy tells Roger, “It was no accident.” He tells Roger that something
called a “bleeder valve” was missing from his car. He makes a drawing
of one to show him what it looks like. He tells him that without a
bleeder valve, everytime he pressed the brakes, a little bit of brake
fluid would squirt out of the hole left by it and after about half a
dozen squirts or so, there wouldn’t be enough fluid left for the brakes
to work. Roger exclaimes, “That’s exactly what happened! The brakes
worked fine until I was about halfway down the hill, then they stopped
working completely!” He asks, “Is it possible that this bleeder valve
came off by itself?” Malloy replies,”Never heard of it happening.”
Roger asks, “Is it easy to remove?” Malloy replies that it isn’t,
that a few twists of a pair of pliers is all it would take. Roger
exclaims, “It must’ve been Burke Devlin! He was at my house earlier
tonight!”
At Collinwood, Elizabeth is in the drawing room with David, trying
to calm him down. She’s showing him the portrait of Isaac Collins,
telling him it was he who sailed from England to Collinsport in 1690
and founded the town. But David seems preoccupied. He asks, “Did you
hear a car?” and looks out the window, but there is no car. A few
minutes later, however, a car does come driving up. David exclaims,
“I don’t want to see him!” and runs off.
Bill Malloy and Roger come in. In the foyer, Roger tells Malloy,
“Don’t tell my sister anything about the bleeder valve”. They go into the
drawing room and close the doors. David, who’s been hiding, goes to the
door and listens. Inside, Roger tells Elizabeth what happened, omitting
the part about the bleeder valve. He tells her that he was driving down
the hill and suddenly his brakes failed. Elizabeth asks, “Do you think
Burke Devlin had anything to do with it?” Roger asks, “Why do you say
that?” She tells him, “Miss Winters said she saw him in the garage
earlier tonight looking at your car.” Roger looks at Bill and exclaims,
“Hear that? I told you it must’ve been him!”
After Bill Malloy leaves, Roger starts up the stairs. David comes
out of hiding into the foyer.


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Episode 18
Tape Date: July 6, 1966
Air Date: July 20, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Vicky is awakened by the wind causing her window, which is ajar, to
bang. She gets up, closes it, and goes back to bed. There’s a knock at
the door and Roger’s voice saying, “Miss Winters? Are you awake? I’d
like to talk to you.” Vicky protests, “It’s very late, and I’m not
dressed.” He tells her, “It’s very important. I’ll wait for you
downstairs. Please come.”
As Roger comes down the stairs, David quickly hides again. Roger
goes into the drawing room. David goes in there and asks him, “Does it
hurt, father?” Roger replies, “Only the arm. It hurts a little. But it’s
only a sprain and should get better in a few days”. David tells him,
“I’m sorry.” Roger snaps, “Sorry about what? That I survived?” He sends
him away, telling him he’s busy.
Vicky is upstairs combing her hair. There’s a knock at the door.
David tells her he wants to talk to her. She lets him in. David tells
her he’s sorry about what happened to his father. She tells him not to
feel so bad, that every boy says at one time or another that he wishes
his father were dead without really meaning it. David asks, “What if
if wasn’t an accident? What if someone CAUSED it?” Vicky replies,”Then
your father would go to the police.” David asks, “Would the person go
to jail?” She tells him, “Yes.”
Vicky comes down and goes into the drawing room. Roger tells her,
“Earlier today, I drove my car. The brakes were fine then. But later,
when I took my car out again, the brakes failed as I was going down
the hill.” He tells her he thinks someone tampered with his car, that
he thinks he knows who it is but has no proof. He asks her, “I hear you
saw Burke Devlin in the garage earlier tonight. Can you tell me what
happened?” She tells him, “I was going to the garage to get some
timetables. As I was going in, I heard a car door slam. I looked in
the direction of the sound and saw Burke Devlin near your car. I went
and asked him what he was doing. He told me he was admiring your car,
that he was thinking about getting one like it. He said he didn’t think
you’d mind.” Roger asks, “You said you heard a door slam. Do you think
it could have been the hood rather that a door?” Vicky replies that it
might have been. Roger remarks,”Then he might have been removing the
bleeder valve.” Vicky asks, “Would you need a tool to remove the bleeder
valve?” Roger replies, “Yes. A wrench or a pair of pliers.” Vicky tells
him that Burke was holding a wrench when she saw him, that he said he
found it on the front seat. Roger gets angry and shouts, “You saw Burke
Devlin standing by my car with a wrench and didn’t say anything to me
about it?!” Vicky apologizes, saying she didn’t think anything about it
at the time. Roger adds, “I took the car out earlier today, and I can
assure you there was no wrench on the front seat!” He asks her what
Burke did with the wrench. She replies that he threw it on a workbench.
He asks if Devlin’s hands were dirty. She tells him she can’t remember.
Roger calls Burke’s hotel room but finds he isn’t there. He tells Vicky
he’s going to go down to the hotel, wait for him to return and confront
him. He asks her to get dressed and come with him, saying he might need
her.
David goes to his dresser, opens the top drawer and takes something
small out. He goes across the hall.
Vicky is in her room dressing. She hears a sound outside her door.
She opens it and finds David standing outside. He runs back into his
own room. She goes and asks him what’s wrong, but he won’t tell her.
Vicky goes downstairs to Roger. They leave.
Upstairs, David is in his room . He is standing in front of his
dresser. There is something in his hand. It looks just like the
bleeder valve Malloy drew. He opens the top drawer and puts the
bleeder valve in there under some of the clothes.


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Episode 19
Tape Date: July 7, 1966
Air Date: July 21, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

It is late at night. Elizabeth, worried about Carolyn, goes to the
drawing room, picks up the phone and starts to dial, but then thinks
better of it and hangs up. A few seconds later, the phone rings. It
is Bill Malloy. He tells her he still hasn’t found Carolyn yet but will
keep looking.
Bill Malloy goes to the Blue Whale. He finds Sam Evans there. He asks
him if he’s seen Carolyn,Joe Haskell and Burke Devlin. Sam replies that
he hasn’t, then asks why they would be together.
Carolyn and Joe go into the diner of the Collinsport Inn. Burke is
not with them. They start to argue. Joe is angry that Carolyn had Burke
with them all night; Carolyn is angry that he walked out on her.
At the Blue Whale, Sam Evans tells Bill Malloy that he knows that
Carolyn went to see Burke Devlin in his hotel room, that he heard it
in the town gossip. He remarks that Carolyn shouldn’t be hanging around
with Burke, that it will cause talk. Malloy replies, “No, I think the
town will have something else to talk about tomorrow.” He tells Sam
about Roger’s accident. Sam gets upset. He leaves, saying he’s got
to go pick up Maggie from work.
At the diner, Joe tells Carolyn that he’s very upset about what’s
been happening and is thinking of breaking up. He asks her, “Now admit
it. Did you know that Devlin was going to be at the Blue Whale? Is
that why you wanted to go there?” She admits that it was. Sam comes to
pick up Maggie.
Elizabeth receives a phone call from Bill Malloy. Malloy tells her
that a friend of his ran into Joe and Carolyn and phoned him. He tells
her they’re on the way home now. After finishing his phone call, Malloy
joins Sam at a table in the diner. Sam apoligizes for getting upset
earlier at the Blue Whale. Malloy remarks, “Were you afraid that Burke
Devlin had tried to kill Roger and was going to come after you next?”
Sam gets upset again and asks, “What? What reason would Burke Devlin
have to want to kill me?” Malloy tells him, “Just joking, Sam, just
joking!”
Joe takes Carolyn back to Collinwood. Elizabeth is overjoyed to see
them. Carolyn, having been told by Malloy about Roger’s accident, goes
upstairs to see him. Elizabeth tells Joe she wants to talk to him.
They go into the drawing room. She asks him, “Did Carolyn know Burke
was going to be at the Blue Whale? Is that why she wanted to go there?”
Joe replies that it was. She asks him about what happened during the
night. He tells her. Carolyn comes back downstairs and tells Elizebeth,
“Uncle Roger’s not in his room. The bed hasn’t been slept in.”
Elizabeth asks Joe to see if Roger’s other car, a convertible, is in
the garage. Joe leaves.
Elizabeth admonishes Carolyn for meeting with Burke Devlin. Carolyn
defends herself by saying, “Well, if it weren’t for the fact that I
went to see him, he wouldn’t have come here and patched things up.”
Elizabeth exclaims, “Path things up?! He tried to kill Roger!” Joe
returns and tells them the convertible isn’t in the garage. Elizabeth
thanks him and tells him “Good night”. He leaves. Carolyn asks why
Devlin would want to kill Roger. Elizabeth tells her, “You were only
a child at the time. There was a manslaughter trial. Burke was convicted
and sent to jail. Your uncle was a witness against him. Burke vowed to
come back and get revenge.”


Episode 20
Tape Date: July 8, 1966
Air Date: July 22, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

Roger and Vicky arrive at the Collinsport Inn. Roger takes Vicky to
the diner and tells her to wait there, saying he wants to keep her a
surprise to Burke.
Sam comes into the diner and asks Vicky where Roger is, saying he saw
the come in together. She tells him, “I don’t see why I have to tell you.”
But Sam says, “He went up to see Devlin, didn’t he?”
Upstairs, Burke answers the knock on his door. He opens it and exclaims,
“Roger!” Roger comes in and remarks, “It’s not a ghost, Burke. I’m very
much alive”. Burke asks what happened. Roger replies, “A slight accicent,
that’s all.” He asks Burke what he had wanted to talk to him about.
Sam Evans returns home. The phone rings. Sam answers it. He angrily
tells the caller, “Why don’t you send her a get well card next time?” and
hangs up. Maggie* comes into the room and asks who it was. Sam replies,
“That idiot doorman from the Inn. He wanted to know how you were. At
this hour! It’s almost midnight!” Then Sam realizes what it must have been,
that the doorman was calling to tell Maggie that she had seen Sam there.
He gets angry, saying he doesn’t like her checking up on him.
Burke tells Roger that he had wanted to talk to him to ask him to
ask Elizabeth about selling the cannery. Roger calls him a liar, saying
that he, Burke, knows Elizabeth would never sell the cannery. He tells
him, “There never was a business deal you wanted to talk to me about,
was there Burke? You tried to kill me!” He tells him that his car had
been sabotaged and accuses him of doing it. Devlin replies, “You’re
out of your mind!” and denies having anything to do with it. Roger goes
to the phone and makes a call down to the lobby, saying, “There’s
someone in the diner waiting for me. Would you please have her come up?”
Vicky comes up. Roger tells her to tell her story. She tells about
seeing Burke in the garage near Roger’s car. Burke tells Roger, “I was
just looking at it because I’m planning to buy one like it!” Roger asks
Vicky, “Did he have any tool in his hand when you saw him?” Vicky tells
of seeing Burke holding a wrench. Burke exclaims, “I found that wrench
in the front seat while I was checking out the upholstery and the
dashboard!” Roger remarks, “I drove the car earlier that day. There
was no wrench on the front seat.” Burke replies, “Then someone must
have put it there after you drove it. Miss Winters, you only saw me
holding the wrench. You didn’t see me tampering inside the hood, did
you?” Vicky admits that she didn’t. But Roger remarks, “That doesn’t
prove anything. You’d probably finished by the time she got there.”

* Note that Maggie appears here in her own long, brown hair for the
first time and not wearing the funny blond wig.


Episode 21
Tape Date: July 11, 1966
Air Date: July 25, 1966 Monday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick

The next morning, Vicky is in the kitchen making the breakfast
coffee. Carolyn comes into the kitchen. Vicky asks Carolyn if she’s
seen her uncle Roger yet. Carolyn replies, “I haven’t seen him since
the accident.” Vicky tells her, “It was no accident!” She tells her
about the sabotage to Roger’s car, about the bleeder valve being
removed. She tells her she saw Burke Devlin in the garage near Roger’s
car earlier with a wrench in his hand. Carolyn exclaims, “Mother was
right! I feel like a fool for trusting that man!” Vicky tells Carolyn
that Burke maintains that he’s innocent, and that she believes him.
There’s a knock at Burke Devlin’s room at the Collinsport Inn. Burke
answers it. It’s Bill Malloy. He tells Burke, “There’s something I’d
like to talk to you about. Attempted murder.” Burke replies that he had
nothing to do with Roger’s accident. Malloy asks, “Did you know that
his brakes were tampered with?” Burke says, “I had nothing to do with
it!” Malloy remarks, “You’r full of hate, Burke.” He tells him he
doesn’t believe what he says about letting bygones be bygones. He
reminds him of what he said 10 years ago, how he vowed vengeance on
Roger. Burke insists that he considers the past the past, that he no
longer wants revenge. Malloy asks, “You ever heard of a ‘Wilbur Strake’?
He was here about two weeks ago. Stayed a few days, asking questions
about the Collins family. He said he as a real estate man. I found out
he was working for YOU. I also found out he was no real estate man.
He was a private eye.”
At Collinwood, Elizabeth comes into the kitchen with the mail. She
finds Carolyn in there. She asks her, “Have you seen Vicky? There’s a
letter for her from the foundling home.” Carolyn tells Elizabeth that
Vicky thinks Burke is innocent. Elizabeth replies, “I don’t care what
she thinks. He’s guilty…” Vicky comes in. Elizabeth gives her the
letter and leaves. Carolyn tells Vicky, “Do you really think Burke
is innocent? I certainly hope he is! Otherwise, I’d feel so guilty.
It was me who brought him up here!”
In the drawing room, Elizabeth talks to Constable Carter on the phone.
He tells her he’ll be coming to talk to Roger in a few hours. After
she hangs up, Vicky comes in and tells her to look at the letter she
had received. Carolyn has come too. She takes the letter and says,
“Here. Let me read it.” She reads it aloud. The letter (apparently
the one dictated by Miss Hopewell in an earlier episode) states that
a man named Wilbur Strake had come to the foundling home asking
questions about why she, Vicky, had been hired by the Collins family.
Vicky remarks that maybe the man had been hired by Burke Devlin, that
it was part of his trying to find out about the Collins family past to
use against them. Elizabeth insists it could have nothing to do with
that, that she has nothing to do with the Collins family past.
At the Collinsport Inn, Burke explains to Malloy that he had hired
Strake for business reasons, that there’s a cannery in Logansport that
he’s thinking about buying and he hired Strake to check it out. Malloy
asks, “So why was he asking so many questions about the Collins family?”
Burke replies, “Well, they own the largest cannery in the area.” Malloy
remarks, “You’re a smooth talker, Burke. You always have been.”,
implying he doesn’t believe him. After Malloy leaves, Devlin places
a call to someone named “Bronson” in New York. He tells him to fly to
Bangor, Maine and call him from the airport when he gets there. He
tells him, “Things are starting to happen. I want to get moving, fast!”


Episode 22
Tape Date: July 12, 1966
Air Date: July 26, 1966 Tuesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick

Maggie is in the Evan’s Cottage, drinking a cup of coffee and reading
the morning paper. The doorbell rings. It’s Burke Devlin. He asks if
Sam’s home. Maggie replies that he should be home any minute. Holding
the newspaper up, she remarks, “I was just reading about Roger’s
accident last night.” Burke replies, “That was no accident. It was
attempted murder. Someone tampered with the brakes on Roger’s car.”
Maggie, shocked, drops her coffee cup.
Sam Evans goes to the diner of the Collinsport Inn. He goes to the
counter and orders breakfast. Roger is in the telephone booth talking
to Elizabeth. He tells her he’s just taken care of all the insurance
matters. He finishes his call, exits the booth and goes to a table in
the diner. Sam, who’s sitting at the counter, sees him and joins him
at the table and asks him if he thinks Burke Devlin had anything to
do with his accident. When Roger doesn’t answer him, Sam says, “Heaven
help us, but we’re tied up together in this, you and I. I think I
deserve an answer.” Roger tells him he confronted Burke about the
accident last night and accused him of being resposible, but Burke
had laughed and denied having anything to do with it. He tells him,
“Last night, I was willing to forget all about the accident if he
agreed to leave Collinsport forever, but now I’m going to go to the
police!”
At the Evan’s Cottage, Devlin admires a sketch of a beautiful dark
haired woman and tells Maggie, “Your mother was a very beautiful woman.”
He asks if Sam still does portraits. Maggie answers, “Sometimes”.
Maggie tells Burke that Sam seems to think that he, Burke, is angry
with him about something and holds a grudge against him. Burke tells
her that that’s not true. He tells her that while he was in prison, he
wrote to Sam several times but never received an answer and if there’s
anything he’s angry with him about, it’s that. Sam returns. Burke
remarks, “Maggie tells me you think I have some sort of grudge against
you. I don’t” At first, Sam gets angry about Maggie “telling Burke
things”, but eventually calms down. Burke tells Sam he’d like to
commission him to paint a portrait of him, offering him $1000 to do
so (probably worth about $6000 in 1995 dollars.) At first, Sam refuses,
but Maggie convinces him to accept the job, saying, “a commission like
that doesn’t come every day, and you know we could use the money!”
Burke asks Sam, “Have you ever been to Collinwood?” Sam replies that
he has. Burke tells Sam, “I’d like it to be about the size of the one
they have above the fireplace there. And I want it to be the same style
as they have in the drawing room there, you know, simple, just from
the waist up.” He adds, cryptically, “I want it to fit in.”
Roger returns to Collinwood and asks Carolyn if the constable has
come yet. She tells him he’s on his way.
At the Evan’s Cottage, Sam is making a preliminary sketch of Burke.
Maggie tells them, “Goodbye” and prepares to leave, saying she has to
go to work. Burke offers to drive her. As he and Maggie are leaving,
Sam asks Burke, “You know, there’s one thing I don’t understand. When
am I going to get the time to paint the portrait. I thought you were
only going to be here for a couple of days.” Burke replies,”I was, but
I’ve change my mind. I’m going to be here much longer.”


Episode 23
Tape Date: July 13, 1966
Air Date: July 22, 1966 Wednesday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick

David is in his room, reading a magazine. He hears Vicky coming in
and quickly hides it.
Downstair, there’s a knock at the front doors. Roger opens them and
lets Constable Jonas Carter in and tells him, “I’d like to talk to you
about attempted murder!”, saying last night’s accident was no accident.
The constable makes a telephone call and tells someone, “This is going
to take longer than I thought.” While he is on the phone, Elizabeth
comes into the drawing room and tells Roger, “Miss Winters received a
letter from the foundling home this morning. I think it’s going to
cause me some trouble”, but he brushes her off, saying he has no time
to talk to her about it now. The constable finishes his phone call.
Roger tells him the story of his “accident”, about how the brakes worked
fine as he started down the hill, but suddenly failed when he got
halfway down. He tells him that the brakes were inspected only a week
ago and found to be in perfect order. The constable remarks, “You
suspect Burke Devlin, don’t you?” Roger replies, “Yes.”
Upstairs, Vicky is giving David his lessons. After finishing with
his reading lessons, she starts to give him his lessons on the history
of Maine. Suddenly, David asks, “When you were a kid, did you ever
get punished for doing something really bad?” Vicky replies that she
she was once punished for giving another girl a bloody nose
in a fight. David asks, “Did you ever try to kill anyone?” Vicky replies
“No. Of course not.” David asks, “What would have happened if you had?”
Vicky replies, “I suppose I would have been sent to jail.”
Roger explains to the constable that the bleeder valve had been
removed from his car. He tells him about Vicky seeing Devlin in the
garage standing by his car. The constable asks to see Vicky. Elizabeth
goes to get her.
Upstairs, Elizabeth tells Vicky that the police are here and want
to talk to her. Hearing this, David exclaims, “The police ?! They’re
here?” Elizabeth replies that they are.
David sneaks quietly down the stairs. He goes to the doors of the
drawing room, quietly opens them a crack and eavesdrops.
Inside, Vicky is recounting how she saw Burke Devlin in the garage,
standing next to Roger’s car, holding a wrench in his hand to the
constable, about how he claimed he had found it on the front seat.
The constable asks Vicky, “Do you think you could recognize the
particular wrench he was holding?” Vicky replies that she thinks she
can. The constable tells them, “Let’s go to the garage and see if we can
find it. We might find some fingerprints on it.” Vicky, the constable,
and Roger leave to go to the garage. Elizabeth goes into the foyer and
spots David hiding behind a chair. She tells him, “You can come out now,
David.” He does. He lies, “I wasn’t listening, Aunt Elizabeth.” She
tells him, “I know you were, but I’ll let it go this time. I know all
this excitement is too much for a nine year old boy to ignore.”
Vicky, Roger and the constable return. The constable is holding the
wrench with a towel to avoid contaminating the fingerprints. They all
go into the drawing room. The constable puts the wrench on the table
and goes to the phone to make a call. David looks at the wrench with
a worried expression on his face. He pretends to knock it off the
table accidently, then quickly bends down and picks it up with his
bare hands. Roger sees this and angrily shouts at him, “David! Do you
know what you’ve done?”, but the constable calmly says, “Don’t worry
about it. He hasn’t ruined anything. He’s only added his fingerprints
to the ones already there, but there’ll be no confusion; we’ll know how
HIS got there.”


Episode 24
Tape Date: July 14, 1966
Air Date: July 28, 1966 Thursday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: John Sedwick

Constable Carter goes to the diner. Maggie asks him, “Would you like
some lunch? Today’s special is lobster roll*, cole slaw, and fried
potatoes”, but he tells her he doesn’t have the time, that he’s come
to talk to Burke Devlin. He asks her if she’s seen him, saying he
isn’t in his room. Maggie tells him she saw him a couple of hours ago
but doesn’t know where he is now. The Constable goes to the lobby to
wait for him.
Carolyn comes into the diner and orders two hamburgers, medium rare.
Maggie asks, “Two? You expecting someone? Burke Devlin, maybe?”
Carolyn gets angry, saying the rumors are going too far. She asks
Maggie, “What interest do you have in Burke Devlin, anyway?” Maggie
replies, “It’s my father. He has something to do with Burke. Burke’s
commissioned him to paint a portrait of him.” Carolyn tells Maggie,
“No, I’m not meeting Burke. Joe is going to come here to have lunch
with me.”
Burke returns to the Inn and runs into Constable Carter in the
lobby. The constable tells him he’d like to talk to him. Burke tells
him he hasn’t had lunch yet and invites him to join him in the diner,
but Carter tells him, “I think it would be better to talk in your room
and keep this private.” Burke replies, “All right. Give me a minute to
order a sandwich and container of coffee to go.”
Burke goes into the diner and asks Maggie to fix him a ham and cheese
sandwich, with butter and mustard but no lettuce, and a container of
coffee. As he passes Carolyn and Joe’s Table, he asks her, “You going
to be busy long?” She replies, “About half an hour more.” Burke replies,
“See you then” and leaves. Joe grumbles, “One day, I’m going to punch
that guy right in the mouth!”
Constable Carter questions Burke in his room while Burke eats his
sandwich and drinks his coffee. Burke explains what he had been doing
in the garage, repeating his story about wanting to look at Roger’s
car because he wanted to buy one like it. Carter asks him what he was
doing with a wrench in his hand. Burke explains that he found it on the
front seat. Carter asks him how he happened to do that. Burke explains
that he got behind the wheel to see how it felt and to look at the
dashboard and happened on the wrench by sitting on it. He sarcastically
remarks that it’s kind of hard to miss a wrench when you sit on it.
Burke maintains his innocence, saying, “If I HAD taken the bleeder
valve out, do you think I would have been stupid enough to go through
with it after being seen with a wrench in my hand? Don’t you think I
would’ve called Roger to cancel the meeting and tried to sneak into the
garage again to put the valve back in?”
Joe and Carolyn are finishing lunch. Maggie comes and tells Carolyn
that she’s wanted in Burke Devlin’s room. Joe begins to become angry,
but Maggie explains, “Don’t worry. There’ll be a chaperone. Constable
Carter is up there with Burke. He wants to talk to Carolyn”.
Carolyn goes upstairs. In Burke’s room, Burke tells her to tell the
constable that it was she who came to his room and invited him to come
to Collinwood, that he had told her he thought it would be best to avoid
the Collins family while he was in Collinsport but that she had insisted
and convinced him to go to Collinwood. Carolyn tells the Constable that
this is true. Constable Carter leaves. Burke starts to talk, but
Carolyn interrupts him, saying, “I don’t know if you had anything to
do with my uncle Roger’s accident or not, but I know you’re a liar!”
Burke asks her what she means. She tells him, “You lied about only
planning to be in town for a couple of days. I learned from Maggie
that you’re having her father paint a portrait of you. Now how’s he
going to be able to paint your portrait if you’ve left town, long
distance?” Burke explains, “I wasn’t lying to you. My plans have
changed.” Carolyn asks her point blank, “Tell me, did you have anything
to do with my Uncle Roger’s accident?” Burke tells her, “I did not.”
Carolyn leaves. The phone rings. Burke answers and says, “Bronson!”
Bronson apparently asks him if he’d like him to come to Collinsport.
Burke replies, “No, that’d be too dangerous. Check into a hotel in
Bangor. Did you bring the things I asked for?” Bronson apparently
replies that he has. Burke tells him, “Good. We might have even less
time that I thought we’d have.”

Note: Lobster Roll is a New England speciality consisting of
coarsely chopped lobster mixed with mayonnaise and other
flavorings (celery and onions, usually) and served in a bread roll
as a sandwich.

 


Episode 25
Tape Date: July 15, 1966
Air Date: July 29, 1966 Friday
Writer: Art Wallace
Director: Lela Swift

David goes into Vicky’s room and starts to snoop around, going
through various drawers. He finds the letter from the foundling home
and starts to read it. Roger, who had apparently seen him come into
Vicky’s room, comes in and catches him reading the letter. He starts
to scold him, but David runs off.
Roger follows David into his room and continues to scold him.
He tells him, “That letter was addressed to Miss Winters. A letter is
private. Reading it is just as bad as stealing!” He asks him, “Why did
you want to read that letter, anyway?” David answers, “I was afraid it
was about sending me away!”
Downstairs in the drawing room, Vicky tells Elizabeth, “I have
someting I’d like to talk to you about. Have you noticed that ever since
Roger’s accident, David’s been acting very strangely? I don’t know how
to say this… You and Mr. Colins seem to be certain that it was Burke
Devlin who tampered with Roger’s car, but have you ever considered that
it might be someone else, someone else who hates Roger…” It looks like
she’s about to accuse David, but she doesn’t have a chance to. Roger
comes into the room and gives her the letter, saying David had stolen
it. As he gives it to her, he remarks that it’s something from the
foundling home. Vicky asks Elizabeth, “Mrs. Stoddard? Haven’t you told
your brother about this letter yet?” Elizabeth brushes her off and asks
her to leave the room. She does.
Vicky goes upstairs to give David his lessons. She finds him reading
another “Mechano” magazine. She asks him, “You learn a lot from these
magazines, about how cars work and how to fix them, don’t you?” He
answers, “Yes.”
Down in the drawing room, Elizabeth tells Roger about the letter,
that it is from the foundling home and says that a private eye named
Wilbur Strake had been there asking questions about why Vicky had
been hired by the Collins Family. She remarks that no one knows who he
was working for. Roger exclaims, “Burke Devlin, that’s who. It’s
obvious. It’s part of his trying to find any information he can that
might harm this family. Well, we’ll find out soon enough who hired this
man. I’m going to the sheriff with this. Let’s see what THIS does to
Devlin’s claim that he didn’t come back for revenge.” Elizabeth firmly
tells him, “NO! I don’t want the police meddling in this.” Roger asks
why. She tells him, “I don’t want anyone asking questions about why I
hired Miss Winters. Those reasons are private.” Roger asks, “Why DID
you hire her? You couldn’t have known anything about her. You haven’t
left this house in 18 years.” Elizabeth replies, “I hired her because
YOU recommended her highly, because someone you knew recommended her
to you highly.” Roger, shocked, says, “ME?! I RECOMMENDED HER?”
Elizabeth tells her, “That’s what I told her, and if she asks you,
that’s what you’re going to tell her…”
Vicky is continuing David’s lessons in early Maine history. Roger
comes in and asks Vicky to come speak to him. Vicky leaves with
him. After Vicky and Roger leave, David goes into Vicky’s room and
steals the letter again.
Roger talks to Vicky about the letter, saying Burke Devlin must be
behind the private detective. He tells her it’s nothing to worry about,
saying he won’t find anything of any use to him there, that she was
hired because someone had recommended her to him and that’s all. Vicky
tells him she finds this story dubious. She reminds him that the first
time she met him and thanked him for getting her the job, explaining
that his sister had told her someone had recommended her to him, he
acted like he didn’t know what she was talking about. Roger replies
that his mind must have been on something else. She asks him, “I called
the foundling home. No one there had ever heard of you.” Roger explains,
“Miss Winters. Did you know that that foundling home got most of its
money through donations?” Vicky replies that she did. Roger continues,
“And did you know many of donors wish to remain anonymous? It was one
of those anonymous donors who recommended you. Apparently, she has seen
you several times and was quite impressed with you. I can’t tell you
her name.” The phone rings. Roger answers it. It’s Constable Carter.
He tells Roger about questioning Burke. Roger growls, “Well of course
he denied it!” He gets very angry that Carter did not arrest Devlin and
leaves, saying he’s going to the police station to give them a piece of
his mind.
Vicky goes back up to her room. She finds that the letter is gone
and exclaims, “David!”. She angrily goes into his room and starts to
search for her letter. She opens the top drawer of his dresser and
looks under the clothes. Under the clothes, she finds a bleeder valve…


 

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