Thursday, November 17, 2016

Episode 104: Endangered

Thursday, November 17, 1966

My name is Victoria Winters. Instead of being a home, Collinwood has turned into a chamber of horrors for me. At least I expected to be safe inside my locked room. But at Collinwood, locks don’t seem to fulfill the function for which they were designed. Last night, someone definitely entered my room. Only my screams frightened away the intruder.

Vicki tells Liz that someone with a key tried to get into her room. Liz says she’ll have Matthew put another lock on the door and only Vicki will have the key. She suggests it was a prowler. 
Vicki finds it odd that a prowler would go to the only room that doesn’t contain anything of value. 
Liz says maybe because they didn’t know the house well. 
Vicki wonders if they might know the house too well.

Matthew agrees to put an inside bolt on Vicki’s door.

Vicki calls the hotel for Burke, but she’s forgotten he was going to Bangor for the day.

She tries returning Maggie’s call but Sam answers. 
He tells her he’s really the one who wanted to talk with here anyway. 
He wants to meet her at the Blue Whale to talk. She agrees to meet him after dark. She tells him to tell Maggie that she found out something more about what they were talking about the other day.

Liz comes back and Vicki asks if she told David about what happened. Liz assures Vicki she didn’t. Vicki goes upstairs for lessons.

Liz calls Roger at work and leaves a message for him to call back, saying it’s urgent.

After dark, Roger comes home. Liz asks if he got her message. 
He says he came home as soon as he could. She says she asked for him to call back.

She confronts him about Vicki’s intruder.

He tries to make it sound like she’s imagining things. After all, she was “held prisoner by a small nine-year-old boy” and claims she saw a ghost. She’s either imagining things or knows something.

Matthew comes in and tells Liz the bolt has been added to the door, and there is no sign of its having been forced. He leaves.

Roger goes back to his old song about how Vicki should leave for her own safety. After learning of her appointment in town, he says he is going to run to town and try to find her.

(Which is it, Roger, is she imagining things or is she in danger?)

Vicki meets Sam at the Blue Whale. She tells him about what happened the night before.

Sam admits that he doesn’t have any information about the portrait of Betty Hanscomb, which was his excue for the meeting. He wants to ask Vicki a question about what she told Maggie.

She only wants to talk about it with Maggie. She asks him to just tell Maggie to forget about their conversation.

He wants to know what she knows about Bill Malloy’s death. 
She says they should discuss it with Burke Devlin. Sam goes into his usual Burke Devlin panic. 
What is she going to tell him about how Sam acted? He offers to give Vicki a ride home, but she says no. (Considering how much of this story hinges on drunk driving, that’s a good call.)

Sam calls the hotel to find out when Burke will be back from Bangor, but they don’t know.

Vicki is walking down the road when a car comes along and tries to run her down.

Vicki comes home and tells Liz what happened.

“Mrs. Stoddard, who’s doing this to me? Who wants to kill me?”

Liz can’t believe anyone would want to kill her. She suggests calling the sheriff, but Vicki thinks it wouldn’t do any good. 
Liz says it’s too bad Roger didn’t see Vicki in town.

He said he was going to look for her in town.

“Maybe he found me.”

Liz goes to get something to calm her down.

Vicki calls Burke, who has returned to his room, and she tells him what just happened.

Liz returns. Vicki doesn’t want to take the medicine, but then she does when Liz asks whether she’s afraid of her.

        Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

Elizabeth Collins Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Joan Bennett

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

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

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

 Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Written by Francis Swann

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