Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode 48: The Crystal Ball

Wednesday, August 31, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. I can hardly remember how long I’ve been here at Collinwood, how long I’ve been exposed to the fears that seem to pulse through the halls of the great house on Widow’s Hill. And now another day has begun, not only for me, but for a troubled boy.

David is searching through his drawings and then around his room when Vicki comes in with his drawing of Collinwood. 
She tells him what a talented boy he is. She’d like to show it to a real artist. He notices Vicki got a smudge on it. 
He erases it. 
After he finds out she showed the drawing to his father, David tears it up. (He does have something in common with Sam.)
David says she had no right to steal it out of his room. (He’s right about that.)
Vicki tries to have a history lesson, but David says he hates her.
And if she wants to tell Liz, he doesn’t care. 
Liz comes in and asks what it is he doesn’t care if she knows and whether he’s being rude. Vicki covers for him.
There’s a package for David. 
While he’s opening it, Vicki tells Liz he was mad because she took his drawing without asking, and he’s not wrong.
Burke sent David a crystal ball.
He runs off to call Burke and thank him.
Liz thinks it’s too bad that David is so fond of a man who hates his father.

David thanks Burke and tells him about the drawing he made for him. 
It’s torn, but he’ll make Burke another one and hide it until he can give it to him.
Joe arrives to see Liz. “I thought you only came to see Carolyn,” David observes.
David shows Joe the crystal ball, which Joe guesses is the “biggest marble in the world.” David isn’t amused.
Liz comes down. Joe has contracts for her to sign. 
Mr. Malloy hasn’t been in to work today. 
His housekeeper hasn’t seen him since last night and it looks like his bed hasn’t been slept in.
Liz calls Mrs. Johnson and asks her to call if she hears anything.
Vicki comes down looking for David, who never returned to study after his phone call. 
Hearing the talk about Bill, she notes that he was there at Collinwood last night a little before ten to see Roger. He was very upset. She says there was going to be some kind of meeting last night. Hasn’t Mr. Malloy ever gone off before?
“No,” Liz says. “This is the first time.”

David tells Joe’s future in the hall. His time is up. 
Joe thinks he should be studying. He asks him to find Mr. Malloy in his crystal ball. 
Joe thinks the crystal ball is a fake.
“You think you’re going to marry Carolyn, don’t you?”
“Well, sure.”
“Well, you’re not. You’re never going to marry her, never. The crystal ball told me.”
“It did? Did it tell you who she would marry?”
“Yes, and it never lies. She’s going to marry a friend of mine.”
“Ah, no kidding. What’s your friend’s name?”
“Burke Devlin.” David runs upstairs.
Vicki and Liz come out. Liz thanks her for being helpful and Joe tells her that her student is back upstairs. Liz says she’ll sign the contracts now. She asks him to make inquiries about Bill also.
Joe leaves and Liz calls Roger. She tells him she knows he saw Bill last night.

David is too distracted by his crystal ball to pay attention to math.
He tells Vicki he saw in his crystal ball that Bill Malloy is dead, killed by his father.

Cast, In Order of Appearance

Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alexandra Moltke
David Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Henesy
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Bennett
Joe Haskell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Crothers

Fashion by Ohrbach’s
Directed by Lela Swift
Story created and written by Art Wallace

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