Friday, November 11, 2016

Episode 100: On Main Street with a Butcher Knife at High Noon

Friday, November 11, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. Long weeks ago, a sudden death occurred near Collinwood, a death I now suspect was murder. I thought I knew the identity of the murderer, only to find new evidence—evidence that points to a member of the Collins family.

Vicki questions Carolyn about the pen. 
Carolyn thinks it’s unlikely to be found again. 
But the important point is that Burke gave her an expensive gift.
Doesn’t that prove something?

Vicki says she’s sure Burke likes Carolyn. 
She’s a very attractive girl.

Maybe Vicki’s been unfair to Burke.

Carolyn is surprised by the sudden turnaround. (Hey, Carolyn, you do it all the time.)
Vicki says she’s not afraid of Burke. 
She has no reason to be.

David listens.

Vicki just doesn’t want Carolyn to get in trouble with her family over seeing Burke.

Carolyn doesn’t plan to tell them.

 Vicki thinks they’ll hear about it. It’s a small town.

Carolyn says she’ll deal with that when and if it happens. She asks Vicki not to say anything.

David comes in and says that he’ll tell Roger and Roger won’t let Carolyn go. 
It isn’t fair how she gets to see Burke Devlin and he doesn’t.

David leaves and Carolyn says what a monster he is and that she wishes he’d never come to live there.

Vicki asks to borrow Carolyn’s car. Carolyn agrees, with the caveat that Vicki has it back before it’s time for Carolyn to meet Burke.

Vicki arrives at Burke’s hotel room, to his surprise.

She tells him she thinks it’s possible Roger killed Bill Malloy and explains about the pen.

Burke realizes Vicki thought he murdered Bill, and that’s why she didn’t ride back from Bangor with Burke.

She says the pen is missing.

Burke thinks she should change her testimony about when Roger left the house. 
She says she isn’t sure what time that was.

Roger arrives home and David tells him that Carolyn made secret plans to meet Burke Devlin tonight.

Roger goes up to Carolyn’s room to talk to her.

Vicki tells Burke she thinks Carolyn accepted her explanation that she just wanted to help Carolyn look for the pen.

She says she’s not sure that Roger killed Bill. 
She does think there’s a good chance, but that won’t be good enough for the sheriff.

Burke admits she’s right. “The sheriff wouldn’t believe Roger killed Malloy if he saw him do it on Main Street with a butcher knife at high noon.”

But they have to do something.

They think for a while.

Burke says they’ll have to wait to go to the sheriff while they find more evidence. Roger probably stashed the pen somewhere.

Vicki says maybe they could find it.

She’s scared, though. 
Burke says she’ll be perfectly safe as long as Roger doesn’t suspect. 
If he didn’t think she’d be safe, he wouldn’t let her go back there.

Roger forbids Carolyn to see Burke. 
Carolyn says he can’t forbid her to do anything. 
Burke asked her to dinner and she’s going.

Roger says Burke is out to destroy the whole Collins family.

“He’s not out to destroy me!” Carolyn says. (So, to be clear, it’s okay if he’s trying to destroy your family, as long as you’re left out of it?)

Roger says Burke is dangerous. Carolyn says that’s what Vicki told her. But she didn’t listen to her, and she’s not going to listen to Roger.

She tells him Vicki changed her mind anyway, after Carolyn told her about the silver filigree pen.

What else did she tell Vicki about the pen?

That Roger took it away from her and lost it. Is there any reason she shouldn’t have told Vicki about the pen?

No reason at all.


                          Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by Lela Swift

Written by Ron Sproat

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