Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Episode 111: Trust

Wednesday, November 30, 1966

Note: The episodes’ official numbering includes skipped numbers for pre-emptions, in accordance with their numbering system (so that one could look at the number of an episode and know what day of the week it aired on). I have elected to number the episodes by what episode it actually is (this is the 111th episode, but the official number is 113), but I will note the official numbering also. 

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood is still living up to its name as a ghost-ridden house, where deaths have gone unsolved—except that, in this case, the murderer is known; only his whereabouts are unknown. But much like a wounded animal at bay, he has taken refuge in the one place where he thinks he’ll be safe. The old house has already been searched thoroughly, so Matthew Morgan feels this is one place the police will not look again.

Matthew wanders around the old house.

Mrs. Johnson tells Burke that Matthew killed Bill and tried to kill Vicki. Burke has a hard time believing this, in spite of the fact that Matthew strangled him too.

Mrs. Johnson asks if maybe Burke was wrong about the manslaughter case too. Burke doesn’t think so.

He asks her to stay at Collinwood even though the Malloy case is solved.

Mrs. Johnson says she has no intention of leaving. Roger Collins is really still responsible, because none of this would have happened except for that old case.

After Mrs. Johnson leaves, David comes to call. He’s disappointed that his father wasn’t arrested and put in jail forever. He hates Roger because of how he used to treat David’s mother. And he still thinks Roger killed Bill Malloy. He saw it in his crystal ball.

Burke says crystal balls show things in riddles. He doesn’t like to see an innocent person punished.

David thinks he could ask Josette Collins or Bill Malloy. They’re ghosts to other people, but they’re real to him. He’s worried Vicki might be the third girl who’s supposed to go over the cliff in the legend.

Burke asks whether that girl isn’t supposed to be a Collins.

David says she could be a Collins. She doesn’t know herself.

He saw Mrs. Johnson in the street and thinks she had been to see Burke.

Burke says she could have been going anywhere.

Mrs. Johnson is looking in drawers at Collinwood.

David comes home and she tells him he should hang up his coat.

He hangs up his coat. Then he says he saw her in town, and he thinks she was to see Burke Devlin. David thinks he and Burke and she all hate his father. He can tell by the way she looks at Roger.

She says she’s grateful to have her job. David says Roger didn’t hire her; Aunt Elizabeth did. She says she works for everyone there, regardless of who hired her.

David decides to go and see if the ghosts can give him any ideas for finding evidence that can be proven—at the old house.

He talks to Josette’s picture, asking where Matthew is. 
Matthew grabs him.

David tells Matthew not to run away, to stay so they can investigate and prove Roger did it. David will bring him food. He’ll be safe there.

Matthew agrees to trust David.

        Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

Mrs. Sarah Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clarice Blackburn

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Written by Francis Swann

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