Friday, October 7, 2016

Episode 75: The End of Our Happy Day

Friday, October 7, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. I am no longer a stranger at Collinwood. Whether I want it or not, the people who live in this great mansion on Widow’s Hill, have become part of my life. And now I can only hope for the day when the tension around me will no longer exist.

Roger is admiring the view from the crest of Widow’s Hill, but it doesn’t impress Matthew.

Carolyn wants to have a chat with Vicki. Vicki is (understandably) less than thrilled about the idea. Carolyn assures her she couldn’t argue with a fly, and she is a meek and mild lamb in this incarnation.

She tells Vicki about the coroner’s verdict of accidental death. Vicki is glad for them, but she wonders if the verdict will really satisfy Burke Devlin.

Roger doesn’t care if the verdict satisfies Burke or not. Matthew can always strangle him or push him off a cliff. He tells Matthew he’s just pulling his leg. Matthew is worried the sheriff will be back, but Roger tells him that will only be to sell tickets to the annual bazaar.

Carolyn lends Vicki a scarf to go for a walk. 
They joke about happy days coming, “champagne every night and caviar for breakfast, songs and dances by Stoddard and Winters.”

Vicki clears her throat.

“Winters and Stoddard,” Carolyn amends.

They discuss what Burke will do about the verdict.
Vicki joins Roger at Widow’s Hill and startles him. She notes he did the same to her on her first day there, and he apologizes. 
Roger is tossing stones that represent his troubles in the sea. Vicki asks the name of one of them. 
He decides to name one Burke Devlin, and Vicki wonders if it’s big enough. Roger thinks it’s too big.

Carolyn talks to Joe on the phone. 
Roger comes home to a big hug from her, and they discuss how happy they are about the verdict. But then she decides to ask him what happened to Burke’s pen. 
Meanwhile, Vicki looks for seashell along the shore.

Carolyn points out that he must have lost the pen in the house since he couldn’t have lost it on the way to the meeting that night, since he went directly there.

Vicki finds the pen on the beach.

Carolyn and Roger look for the pen in the house. Carolyn asks Matthew to help, and Roger isn’t happy about that. Matthew tells Roger that Devlin’s car just came up the drive. There is a knock at the door. Roger says, “It’s come, Carolyn. The end of our happy day.”

                    Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Story created and written by Art Wallace

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