Friday, September 30, 2016

Episode 70: Third Girl

Friday, September 30, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood has had a hundred and thirty years of brooding existence, years of hatred, fear, and violence. Just when it appears to be ending, the house seems to gather strength, and offers more of the same.

Liz calls Vicki into the drawing room. She asks where David is. Vicki says he’s upstairs. Liz says she doesn’t want anyone to hear what she’s going to say. David sneaks down the stairs and listens at the door. Liz thanks Vicki for telling Burke what time Roger left the house the night of Bill’s death. Vicki says she only told the truth. They agree that Bill’s death must have been an accident.
There is a commotion in the hall, and David claims Matthew hit him. Matthew says he pulled him away from eavesdropping. Liz sends David upstairs with Vicki.

Vicki and David argue about ghosts on the landing. Vicki says the pretty lady dressed in white talks to him a lot.

Matthew tells Liz he tried to kill Burke and thinks it was the right thing to do. Liz tells him not to use his own judgment when it comes to things like that.

Vicki shows Matthew a picture David drew of one of the ghosts. Matthew thinks that means David has been messing around at the “old house” and not to go there.

Vicki and David show the picture to Liz.
“He says it’s one of the ghosts of Collinwood.”
“It is. It really is.”
Liz goes over to the family history and opens to the bookmarked page with Josette. She asks if he drew it from there. David says no, he drew it from a real live ghost that lives at the old house.
Liz tells Vicki that’s the house in the woods, the original Collinwood.

Carolyn comes home as David leaves the drawing room.

David gets Vicki to agree to go look at the ghosts tonight.

Carolyn tells her mother she needs help around the house and someone to keep her company. 
Liz says she has all of David’s ghosts to keep her company.

David and Vicki go ghost hunting. David tells Carolyn that he’ll take care of Vicki.

Carolyn suggests Mrs. Johnson to Liz as housekeeper. Mr. Malloy would want Liz to do it.

David tells Vicki he could get to the old house with his eyes blindfolded. She didn’t realize it would be so far. David says it isn’t far.
They enter the old house. 
Vicki says David must be the only person to be in there in years.
“Is a ghost a person?”
“No, a ghost—Oh, David, they don’t exist.”
“You mean they’re not alive. They exist all right.”
They hear a noise. It’s a shutter banging.
But there is someone wandering around outside.
David shows Vicki Josette’s portrait. 
She suggests he copied his drawing from it, but he denies it. 
He says Josette told him she’s condemned to stay there until a third girl dies. He was hoping she would show herself to Vicki, because maybe Vicki is that third girl.
Someone with a lantern is coming into the house. 
Of course, this turns out to be Matthew.

Carolyn works more at convincing Liz to hire Mrs. Johnson.

David says Josette didn’t come because she doesn’t like Matthew.
The three of them leave the old house.
A figure steps down out of the portrait and dances outside the house around the pillars.
                        Cast, In Order of Appearance

Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alexandra Moltke
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Joan Bennett
David Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Henesy
Matthew Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thayer David
Carolyn Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nancy Barrett

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

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