Thursday, July 14, 2016

Episode 14: Enough People

Thursday, July 14, 1966

 My name is Victoria Winters. The dead past is still here at Collinwood. There’s a connection here with my life, I know, and somehow I’ll learn what it is, perhaps through the boy I’ll tutor. 

David is in his room, reading. He goes to his drawer and takes a screw-like object out—perhaps a car part? He goes to Vicki’s room and tries to hide it in her drawer. She comes in and thinks he’s taken something when he won’t show her what’s in his hand. She looks in the drawer after he leaves and doesn't find anything missing, so she goes to knock at David’s door.

He ignores her until she says she’ll get his father to open the door. Then he unlocks it.

Vicki asks David what he took from her room, and he says nothing. She wants to know why he’s like this with her. She doesn't really care what he took. She wants to be friends.

David claims he was leaving her a present because Aunt Elizabeth told him to be nice to her. He gives her a seashell.

Carolyn gets the lowdown on the yelling. She chides Vicki for believing in David’s peace offering. Vicki counters that Carolyn believes Burke Devlin. (Somebody should tell Carolyn about Burke’s proposition for Joe. Wasn’t Carolyn the one who was supposed to spread the news about that?)

Carolyn notes she has a date for tonight.

Not with Burke Devlin?

“I wish it were.” 

Carolyn, Carolyn, Carolyn.

Burke and Joe run into each other at the Blue Whale. Burke assures Joe everything is fine now between him and the Collinses.

Vicki hangs out with Carolyn while she gets ready for her date. Vicki says she thinks love is a good deal more important than charm. Carolyn answers that Mr. Devlin is attractive and dynamic and charming, but she only brought him around to fix things. Still, she perks up when Vicki mentions Roger will be meeting him at the Blue Whale (how did Vicki know that?), and she decides to change her dress.

Vicki lets Joe in. Neither of them believe in ghosts. Carolyn comes down. The discussion of ghosts leads Carolyn to observe, “We've gotemghosts and demons and nine-year-old monsters. Right, Vicki?" Vicki is hopeful she and David will get along. Carolyn doesn't feel like going to a movie. She wants to go to the Blue Whale. (Surprise!) Vicki recommends the movie.

The door to the other wing is open for a moment. David tells Vicki it’s never open. Maybe it was one of the ghosts.
David has another present for her, a magazine. He wants to know if she likes his father. She does. “He hates me,” David tells her. He asks what Vicki’s father was like. She doesn't know.

Then he wants to know about Burke Devlin. He hates David’s father.

“David, why are you always talking about people hating each other?”

“Because they do. I bet I could be good friends with Burke Devlin.”

Joe and Carolyn arrive at the Blue Whale. Carolyn tells Joe not to “punch anybody in the jaw and we’ll be all right.”

Burke comes in. Joe is not pleased. Carolyn suggests they ask Burke to join them. (Joe should tell her about that offer.)

Burke comes over and offers to buy them a cup of coffee. Carolyn goes ahead and invites him to join them. More displeasure from Joe.

David tells Vicki most people are not nice. “You’re only nine years old,” she counters. “How many people have you known?”


Vicki says she’ll get David some magazines for a present. His father can pick them up when he’s in town tonight.

Is his father taking the car?

“Well, he’s not going to walk.”

David turns down the magazine offer and goes to his room.

Cast, In Order of Appearance


Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandra Moltke

David Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Henesy

Carolyn Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nancy Barrett

Joe Haskell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Crothers

Burke Devlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitchell Ryan

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by Lela Swift

Story created and written by Art Wallace

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