Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Episode 103: The Straight Story

Wednesday, November 16, 1966


My name is Victoria Winters. Sitting in the drawing room of Collinwood is a man who may or may not be a murderer. I still have no way of knowing whether or not he might want to make me his next victim. In spite of the plausible story he told, Roger Collins is a man driven by fear.


Roger goes upstairs to check on Vicki.
He finds her room empty. (Where is Liz? She went to Matthew’s cottage, but Matthew was in the old house with David.)
He can’t find her anywhere.


Vicki arrives at the Blue Whale and tells Burke the story.
She says she thinks she believes Roger.
Burke wishes they had the fountain pen.
He doesn’t think she should go back to Collinwood tonight.
She says she’s safe as long as Roger thinks she believes him—and she might.

Burke is still worried, but he says he’ll drive her back as far as the gates.


Maggie is sitting alone, pondering, till Sam comes in.
She tells him that Vicki thinks she knows who the killer is.
Maggie thinks Vicki was talking about Roger Collins.

She says Vicki told her that Bill Malloy’s death is tied in with the accident ten years ago.
“It does involve you, doesn’t it?”


Roger calls the Collinsport Inn and is told that Burke is out.


Sam asks Maggie to call Vicki to find out whether she thinks Roger killed Malloy.
Maggie says she already asked. He wheedles. She goes to the phone.

Roger answers. Although the conversation isn’t entirely clear (he asks whether she’s seen Vicki, which he knows she did earlier, and she says she hasn’t, that’s why she called), Roger might realize that Maggie is not the one who called earlier.

Vicki arrives home.
She tells Roger she went for a walk and stopped at Maggie Evans’ house.
She says she likes talking to Maggie.

“Yes, so do I. I should really get to know her better.” (Promises, promises, Roger.)

Vicki decides to go up to bed.


Vicki locks her door and gets into bed.


Roger calls the Blue Whale looking for Sam Evans.


Someone tries to get into Vicki’s room. She screams. She tells Roger someone tried to get in and that she did lock the door. Roger says she must have meant to. Before he leaves, he tells her Maggie called and said she was with her father all evening (which she wasn’t, so, okay). “I suggest you call her in the morning and get your stories straight,” he adds. “Good night.”

After he leaves, Vicki locks her door.


        Cast, In Order of Appearance



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

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

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

Maggie Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Leigh Scott

Sam Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Ford


Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Written by Francis Swann


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