Thursday, December 1, 2016

Episode 112: White Gloves

Thursday, December 1, 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 112th episode, but the official number is 114), but I will note the official numbering also. 

My name is Victoria Winters. It is morning at Collinwood, and I’ve begun to believe I’m out of danger—not knowing that danger still lurks in the shadows of an old, abandoned house. At the moment, my biggest concern is making my peace with a member of the Collins family—a man I once suspected of trying to murder me.

Vicki offers to get Roger more coffee. He tells her not to be overly solicitous. 
She wants him to forgive her. He says he’s just trying to forget it happened.

   Roger answers the phone. 
It’s Burke calling for Vicki. He wants her to come to his hotel room.

When Roger asks what Burke wants, she says he wants to see her but won’t say why. 
Roger says Burke is their enemy and if she continues to see him, Roger will have to regard Vicki as their enemy too.

Vicki tells Burke what happens and shoots down his theory that Matthew was covering for Roger.

They argue about her loyalty to the Collins family. 

She says it might be better if they don’t see each other again. 
She says she can’t give him any information about Roger.

He asks if that’s why she thinks he asked her there. (Well, considering he’s been questioning her since she got there . . .)

   Burke kisses Vicki.

He says he didn’t mean for that to happen. He figures they both knew it would happen sometime. She says it doesn’t make any difference. She still can’t see him.

He says she knows he isn’t playing games. (Well, not with her.)

She says she can’t get involved in something she knows is wrong right from the beginning.

He says, “All right. Get your white gloves, little governess. You know where the door is.”

She says, “Goodbye,” and leaves.

Burke gets a phone call from Blair with (for him) good news.

Roger tells Liz he’s waiting to find out why Burke wanted to see Vicki.

David tries to go out, but Liz tells him to do his homework. Of course, he comes back downstairs to eavesdrop.

Burke calls to tell Liz that he’s the new owner of the Logansport cannery. 
She tells him he hasn’t won yet.

David gets some food to take to Matthew.

Roger advises Liz to sell the cannery before Burke has a chance to get going. She rejects this idea.

He says he feels sorry for Matthew, hiding and hunted, and in that position because of them.

David takes the food to the old house.

Liz makes a futile phone call to Richard Garner, seeing if they’ll wait for her to raise the money.

Vicki comes home, and Roger and Liz tell her what Burke is doing.

Vicki says she told Burke she won’t see him again. 
He’s trying to hurt the family, and she feels like she’s a part of it.

She goes upstairs to see David.

Roger tells Liz that David and Carolyn will suffer if Liz loses all the Collins money in this fight with Burke.

“I want them to have the Collins money, but I want much more for them than that. I want them to be strong. I want them to learn a sense of values. I want them to learn to make their own choices and fight for what they want. If I back away from this fight with Burke, I won’t be setting them much of an example.”

Roger is not impressed.

Vicki says David isn’t in his room.

Roger thinks it couldn’t be less important if David is outside.

David comes back. 
He asks if there’s been any news about Matthew. Roger says it’s as if he’s vanished off the face of the earth.

            Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by John Sedwick

Written by Ron Sproat

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