Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Episode 115: Little Girls Lost

Tuesday, December 6, 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, but I will note the official numbering also. This is the 115th episode, but the official number is 117.

My name is Victoria Winters. Months ago, I came to Collinwood to begin a new life, only to find I may die here. I’m held captive in a secret room in a deserted old house, and the inhabitants of Collinwood have only begun to suspect I’m missing.

Mrs. Johnson tells Liz that Carolyn’s car is gone, but Liz isn’t convinced that Carolyn drove Vicki to Bangor. She’s still worried about Vicki. “Ever since she’s come to this house, she’s gotten into trouble. She seems to court disaster.”

Mrs. Johnson thinks Liz is imagining things. Liz says she’s been nervous since she saw Matthew’s picture in the paper. It reminds her of that horrible night when Matthew tried to kill Vicki.

Mrs. Johnson agrees it’s a frightening picture, but she thinks Matthew wouldn’t come back to town when everyone knows him there.

There’s a knock on the door.

It’s Joe, saying his landlady gave him Liz’s message. 
He hasn’t seen or heard from Carolyn in over a week. 
He’s probably the last person in the world who’d know where Carolyn is.

Carolyn (as you probably suspected) is with Burke.

He asks what her family thinks of the little princess having dinner with the Big Bad Wolf.

She says she’ll tell them she had dinner with a girlfriend—Janet Fisher.

He asks if she told Vicki about her date.

She says no, but Vicki was busy worrying about her own plans. She’s going to spend the weekend with her new boyfriend, Frank Garner.

Burke is jealous. Carolyn can tell. He asks why it should bother him. Carolyn says that’s what she was wondering. Does he like Vicki more than he pretends?

He says if anyone should be jealous, it should be him. She was practically engaged to Joe Haskell.

She says she’d rather not talk about Joe. He says they should forget about boyfriends and governesses and concentrate on them. They’re drinking brandy, with frequent toasts. He toasts to a special evening. She says that remains to be seen.

Liz tells Joe it isn’t really Carolyn she’s worried about; it’s Vicki.

Joe calls Maggie to find out whether she’s seen Vicki today. 
Liz and Mrs. Johnson can tell by his side of the conversation that she hasn’t.

Liz wonders why Carolyn asked to have her dress pressed if she didn’t have a date with Joe.

He says she might have had a date with someone else. “I’ll look for her if you want me to, Mrs. Stoddard, but only if you want me to.” He says he hopes he doesn’t find her; he hopes she is with Vicki.

Carolyn wishes she understood Burke better, that she could be sure he means what he says to her or if it’s just because she’s a Collins. 
He says his quarrel is with Roger, and she doesn’t resemble him. She says she’s still a Collins. He says he only cares that she’s a lovely girl. Carolyn says she’d like to believe that. They kiss.

Joe arrives, looking for Carolyn.

She asks if he’s spying for her mother now. She snidely says it’s manly of him.

“I’m not spying on you. I don’t care where you go or what you do. I’m only here because you’re mother’s worried.”

Carolyn asks if she called him and he confirms it. He suggests taking her home.

“I’m not leaving until I want to leave.”

“When will that be, tomorrow morning?”

Carolyn leaps to her knees on the couch, furious. “You have no right to talk to me like that, Joe.”

Joe tells Burke the shade of lipstick he’s wearing doesn’t suit him.

Burke says Joe should be leaving now. He says he will, but Carolyn should come with him. Carolyn says she won’t. 
Burke says Joe heard the lady, “let’s go,” and grabs his arm. 
Joe punches Burke. 

Burke punches him in the face and then in the stomach.

Carolyn leaps between them while Joe is getting back up.

He says he doesn’t know why he fights over her—she’s not worth it.

She says if he feels that way about her, he should leave her alone.

“I intend to.”

She says, “Good. I don’t like snoops and—people who spy on other people.”

Joe says he only came there because of Vicki.

Burke immediately repeats, “Vicki?”

Joe says she’s disappeared.

Carolyn tries to blow it off, the way she always does when her good friend Vicki might be in danger. “She hasn’t disappeared. She’s gone to Bangor with Frank Garner.”

Joe shoots that theory down.

Carolyn says that’s weird. Burke says they have to go to Collinwood; Vicki might be in danger.

Carolyn says she doubts that very much. (Because Vicki’s never been in danger before when she’s been missing, right, Carolyn, who claims to be Vicki’s best friend?)

Liz gets a call from Frank. Neither of them know anything.

Carolyn, Joe, and Burke arrive. Liz asks Carolyn to go to her room. She says she can’t be ordered around like a little girl. Liz reiterates that she should please go to her room. Liz will be wanting to talk with her later.

Joe hangs his coat up in the closet above Vicki’s suitcase.

Liz asks Burke to leave Carolyn alone.

He doesn’t want to talk about that. They need to join forces to save Vicki. Isn’t it odd that Vicki and Matthew are both missing?

Liz tells Burke Vicki’s suitcase is missing. 
Joe says he saw a suitcase in the closet.

Liz identifies it as Vicki’s.

        Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

Mrs. Sarah Johnaon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Clarice Blackburn

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

Joe Haskell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Joel Crothers

Carolyn Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Nancy Barrett

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by Lela Swift

Written by Ron Sproat

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