Thursday, September 15, 2016

Episode 59: Lies

Thursday, September 15, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. Death has come to Collinwood, forcing the hidden secrets of the past closer to the light. Secrets that might provide answers for a man whose probing has but one goal—the truth.

The sheriff admires the portrait of Benjamin Collins and tells Roger how fascinating his family’s history is. Then there’s the little matter of having a few more questions.  He turns down Roger’s offer of a drink regretfully—he is on duty, after all.

It seems that Bill drowned—after receiving a severe blow to the head. But maybe that was just being in the water and banging against the rock. Then again, maybe he was pushed into the water.

Roger, of course, is happy to help with the investigation. The sheriff wants to talk with Liz.

Vicki comes home and tells Liz she’s going out again to have dinner with a friend.

This worries Roger.

The sheriff questions Liz and Roger.

Roger made a phone call around the same time that Bill’s housekeeper received one.

George asks whether anyone can verify when Roger left the house. Liz objects to Roger being subjected to this questioning.

Did Bill plan to clear Burke Devlin of the old manslaughter charge?

Roger becomes angry. He says Burke is lying about that.

David knocks on Vicki’s door and comes in. 
He’s in a very good mood because he thinks Roger is going to be arrested for Bill’s murder. His good mood dissipates when Vicki disagrees with him.

How does he know his father did this?

The widows told him, and they never lie. And he figured out the spots from the tides. He wants to show her, but Vicki says she’s going out. He tells her that he doesn’t care if Roger does kill her.

Roger continues denying Burke’s story. Wasn’t George involved in the investigation?

David comes down and wonders why George isn’t taking Roger with him. David tells him about the chart he made, and George actually shows interest and takes it with him back to the office, advising David to keep up the detective work.

David eavesdrops on Roger and Liz arguing. She notes that she’s lied for Roger now.

She wants to know if Roger knew why Bill called the meeting. Should she forget Bill came to see her and said he could prove Burke’s innocence? Should she forget that Sam Evans came to see her for the first time in twenty years?

Roger admits to testifying falsely against Burke. He admits to killing Bill.

Liz says it can’t be true.

Roger says that of course it’s not true. This is how she sounds, believing in the ravings of a neurotic man who’s trying to destroy Roger.

Liz apologizes.

Vicki comes down and catches David eavesdropping. He says he heard his father confess. Vicki doesn’t believe it.

Liz and Roger come out of the drawing room. David runs upstairs. Roger queries Vicki’s dinner engagement. She says it’s with Sam and Maggie Evans and bids them good night.

Liz asks why it should bother Roger that Vicki will be seeing Sam.

He says it doesn’t matter to him at all.


        Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

Sheriff George Patterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Elcar

Roger Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Edmonds

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Joan Bennett

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Story created and written by Art Wallace

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