Thursday, September 22, 2016

Episode 64: A Dangerous Man

Thursday, September 22, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. When I first arrived at Collinwood, it was with hope and fear. Hope that the secrets of my past would be unlocked for me. Fear of the unknown that lay ahead. And now that fear has been centered on a man’s death, and the endless ripples of tension it has produced.

After Maggie leaves, Carolyn tears into her mother about Burke. She doesn’t think calling Burke a murderer is helpful to Maggie. She doesn’t think Burke has done a thing to harm them.

Liz thinks Burke will use Bill’s death to cause more trouble for them.

Carolyn wonders if Liz shared her thoughts on Burke with Matthew. She says she ran into him at the Blue Whale and he told her there wouldn’t be any more trouble.

Matthew confronts Burke at the Blue Whale. Burke wants to know what it’s about, and Matthew says it’s about Bill Malloy.

Liz calls the Blue Whale and is told Matthew has already left. She and Carolyn worry. Carolyn says Matthew would kill anyone apart if he thought they wanted to harm Liz.

The sheriff calls, wanting to know if Burke has been at Collinwood. He’s worried that Burke is on a rampage. Before he can hang up, Liz tells him she wants to talk to him about her caretaker, Matthew Morgan.

Matthew is still at the Blue Whale. He tells Burke he’s going to kill him if he keeps making trouble for Mrs. Stoddard.

Burke says he wants to find a murderer, and if it causes problems for Mrs. Stoddard, too bad. He calls Liz a neurotic woman. 
Matthew starts to strangle Burke and other patrons try to break them apart. 
The sheriff arrives and saves the day. He takes them back to his office.

The sheriff asks what started this. Matthew says he warned Burke and Burke wouldn’t listen. And nobody put him up to it. He just wanted to stop Burke from making things worse for Mrs. Stoddard.

The sheriff asks Matthew to wait in the hall and confronts Burke about his vendetta. Burke says Matthew is a dangerous man, but the sheriff thinks he can handle him.

Liz tells Carolyn that Burke accused Roger and Sam of being involved in the death of Bill  Malloy, and that Roger was the guilty one in the manslaughter case, with Sam Evans covering up for him.

Carolyn wonders why Burke would say such things.

Liz asks which she would rather believe, that Burke is a vicious liar or that Uncle Roger let an innocent man go to prison for a crime he committed?

The sheriff and Burke go a few rounds about the usual suspects and whether there was a murder in the first place. He tells Burke to go back to his hotel room and talks to Matthew again.

He tells Matthew to stay away from Burke if he wants to keep trouble away from Collinwood.

Carolyn wishes she could talk to Burke and ask him how he could say these things. Liz says if she wants to do that, it’s up to her to make her own decision.

Liz calls the sheriff to ask about Matthew, but thinks he’s come back when she hears a loud knocking on the front door.

It’s Burke.

                     Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

Matthew Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Thayer David

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

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Story created and written by Art Wallace

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