Friday, December 2, 2016

Episode 113: Loyalty

Friday, December 2, 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 113th episode, but the official number is 115), but I will note the official numbering also. 

My name is Victoria Winters. I came to this house with the hope of finding out about my past life. Instead, my life was nearly taken away from me. And the man who tried to kill me is hiding in the one place no one would think to look—and he’s being protected by one who does not suspect his treachery.

David brings food to Matthew. He denies being frightened when Matthew startles him. Matthew says he knows fright, having seen it on the faces of men and women—faces he wishes he could forget. (It makes you wonder if Bill was his first victim.)

Vicki tells Liz about her plans for the weekend in Bangor. 
She hopes she can becomes less muddled about everything that’s happened. 
And, of course, she’s going to spend some time with Frank.

Matthew thanks David for the food and advises him to play dumb, not let people know how smart he is.

David says he’s good at secrets. There are lots of them around here, and he knows them all too.

Liz advises Vicki not to live in the past, using herself as a negative example.

Vicki says she admires Liz’s strength.

Liz wonders where David is, and Vicki says she’ll go out and look for him. (Isn’t that how you got in trouble before, Vicki?)

David says Matthew could stay hiding there for years. No one ever comes to the old house. Matthew knows a secret about this old house, one David doesn’t know—yet.

They hear Vicki calling. She comes in and finds David, who says he was looking for ghosts. Vicki drops her wallet, but doesn’t notice.

David says there’s an army of rats in the house. Vicki says they have to go back. She has a bus to Bangor to catch.

Liz calls the sheriff to see whether there’s been any word about Matthew.

Vicki and David come in. She tells them that Matthew hasn’t been found yet.

David says he doesn’t think they’ll catch him.

Liz wants to talk to him about not doing what he’s told and has him apologize to Vicki for the time she had to spend looking for him.

Vicki realizes she lost her wallet. She goes out to look for it.

David wants to know how you know who to be loyal to. Liz says those who love you. 
She says he should be loyal to his father before anyone else. David says he’d rather be loyal to somebody else.

Vicki looks for her wallet.

Liz wonders who David will be loyal to. David doesn’t say, but Liz tells him people who are loyal should trust each other and shouldn’t have secrets.

Vicki goes back to the old house to look.

“Lose something?” Matthew says, coming out with her wallet. (Now, Matthew could have left her wallet for her to find and stayed hidden, if he really didn’t want to hurt anyone else.)

            Cast, In Order of Appearance

Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Alexandra Moltke
David Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Henesy
Matthew Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thayer David
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Joan Bennett

Fashion by Ohrbach’s
Directed by John Sedwick
Written by Malcolm Marmorstein

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