Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Episode 58: The Long Shadows of Fear

Wednesday, September 14, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. The great house of Collinwood perches on the crest of Widow’s Hill in seeming isolation. Yet the long shadows of fear do reach out—touching others, darkening their hearts with growing tension.

Joe comes into the Blue Whale and Sam asks him to sit with him on this sad day. Joe says he didn’t know that Bill was such a good friend of Sam’s. Sam’s says he was one of the best. He then starts to grill Joe (mispronouncing Carolyn’s name while he does it). He says soon there’ll be more things than the cannery closed.

Carolyn comes downstairs and finds David reading. She tells him he should go outside, because that’s where Liz wanted him to be today.
He starts asking about where Bill’s body was, although he recognizes that everyone is sad.
What else would David like to know? Whether his eyes were open or closed, how he was dressed?
No, just the exact spot where his ody floated to shore.
Carolyn says she’s sick of this house.
David thinks it’s fun. How many kids get to live in a house with real ghosts?
David explains that he has books dealing with tides and currents. It’s important to know where Bill landed in the water. Then he can figure out where he came from.

Joe is explaining a similar process the police are going through. Sam is worried that they can find out the exact spot where Bill fell into the water. Joe imagines the police are working on the tide charts right now.
The sheriff comes in and stands in front of Sam. He asks to join them. He starts to give his unsolicited opinion about Joe and Carolyn and advises Joe to take Carolyn out into the country and enjoy the day.

David tells Carolyn he’s figured out where Bill’s body was.
Carolyn thinks he’s being morbid.
Joe arrives and they decide to take a drive. She’d like to go ten thousand miles away from this place.
David asks Joe to help him figure out the tides. He’s trying to solve a murder. Carolyn asks who said it was murder?

The sheriff wants Sam to come to his office for a talk.

Carolyn comes back downstairs to find Joe and David deep in tides. She gets angry. She doesn’t like Bill’s death being used as an exercise in mathematics. 
They make up and leave David to his mathematics. 
Joe says his father can help him.
David says Roger would rip it up because he’s scared.

At the sheriff’s office, George asks Sam about the meeting. Sam says he was invited to it, and he went, but he doesn’t know what it was about.
George says maybe they can figure it out.
Does Sam remember Burke’s manslaughter conviction? Did he think Burke was innocent?
Sam says he never thought about it.
George thinks that’s strange, considering he and Burke were such good friends back then. And it’s strange Sam went to a meeting when he didn’t know what it was about.
Sam says he went because Bill was a friend.
George questions Sam about his movements that night.
“You think he was murdered, don’t you?” Sam denies having anything to do with it.
George says that if what Burke said is true, only Sam and Roger Collins would gain from Bill’s death.

The sheriff arrives at Collinwood. David goes upstairs to tell his father.

         Cast, In Order of Appearance

Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alexandra Moltke
Sam Evans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Ford
Joe Haskell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Crothers
David Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Henesy
Carolyn Stoddard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Barrett
Sheriff George Patterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Dana Elcar

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

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