Wednesday, October 19, 1966
My name is Victoria Winters. Despite the surface calm that fills the great house on Widow’s Hill, the undercurrents of tension can still be felt—tensions that continually seem to affect everyone who lives in Collinwood, tensions that I seem unable to avoid.
Vicki comes back to David’s room to get her pen and finds it missing. She and David look for it.
Roger buries the pen in a shallow grave.
David thinks maybe the ghosts took it. Vicki thinks David “borrowed” it. David says maybe his father took it. Vicki says it certainly wasn’t his father.
Roger returns home and hears David and Vicki bickering.
He goes up and asks what’s wrong. David says Vicki accused him of stealing her pen. He says he’ll buy her another one. Vicki says that isn’t the point. Roger asks David if he took the pen and he says no. “That’s good enough for me.” He tells Vicki it should be good enough for her too. He asks her to come down to the drawing room again.
David is amazed that Roger stood up for him. See? He’s not Vicki’s friend at all.
Joe comes into the restaurant while Maggie’s taking a break and plays waiter for her.
He tells her about Carolyn’s never wanting to see him again.
For about five or ten minutes, Maggie thinks.
Joe wonders how he can love Carolyn when he doesn’t know what she is from one day to the next. He asks Maggie what to do.
She says he can beat her over the head and force her to marry him, go sulk in his room, or find himself a new girl.
Roger tells Vicki that gaining David’s confidence may be more important than being in the right about the pen.
He asks her not to bring the pen or the incident again—to David or anyone.
Maggie thinks Carolyn is crazy if she wants to stay in Collinwood. (Because Maggie wouldn’t want that.) She likes her little cottage.
She invites Joe to dinner tonight. She says to just give her a call if he finds he’s free.
Roger gives David a different pen. He says grownups make mistakes sometimes. He asks David to forget about Miss Winters’ pen, her finding it and its disappearance.
David asks Roger if he knows what happened to her pen. Roger says it was probably David’s ghost friends.
David says he’ll keep quiet about it, but he still wants revenge. Roger thinks that’s fine.
As a storm begins, David comes up to Vicki. He asks if they’re alone in the house and then runs away when she says yes. She follows him but is distracted by a knock on the door.
It’s Joe. He asks if she thinks he’s an idiot, coming around to get his face slapped every ten minutes. “If you put it that way, yes.”
Joe decides to go on a date, and Vicki’s assurances that she was kidding and also that Carolyn does want to see him again, do nothing to change that.
David tells her he lied about her pen. He’ll take her to where it is—in the closed-off section of the house. He has a key.
Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandra Moltke
David Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Henesy
Roger Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Edmonds
Maggie Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Leigh Scott
Joe Haskell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joel Crothers
Fashion by Ohrbach’s
Directed by John Sedwick
Story created and written by Art Wallace