Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Episode 116: Hostage

Wednesday, December 7, 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 116th episode, but the official number is 118.

My name is Victoria Winters. It is night at Collinwood—and I’m desperately afraid that it may be the last night of my life. I am held prisoner in a secret room of a deserted old house by a half-crazed, desperate man, a man who once attempted to kill me. At Collinwood, the only three people in the world who could rescue me have just discovered I am nearby.

Burke thinks it’s possible Matthew has Vicki. He tells Liz to call the sheriff. She does.

Joe and Burke decide to look for Vicki while waiting for the sheriff.

Matthew is pleased with himself for catching Vicki. 
She points out that she gave him enough time to get away. 
She says the police may trap him there if he doesn’t make a run for it now.

He decides to tie her up.

He’s going to go outside (again) to take a look (again).

Liz lets Burke and Joe take some of Roger’s guns.
Liz hopes they don’t have to use them. She tells them how Vicki lost her wallet coming back from the old house and went back to look for it. 
She points out how to take the shortcut that Vicki and David used.

   Burke finds a scrap of cloth he thinks might be from Vicki’s dress. 
They continue towards the old house.

Matthew returns and removes Vicki’s gag. She says she told him there was no one out there and wonders why he doesn’t go.

He thinks he should take her with him. The police won’t shoot at him for fear of hitting her.

She tries to argue with this.

Burke and Joe arrive at the old house.

Matthew is taking Vicki towards the door when they hear Burke and Joe calling her name.

He grabs Vicki and forces her back to the secret room.

   Joe and Burke enter with their flashlights. 
Joe goes upstairs to search.

Matthew keeps Vicki quiet.

Joe and Burke meet up. Burke asks how much he knows about this old house.

Joe says he and Carolyn used to explore there as kids. (Who wants that prequel series?) Burke Sends Joe to ask Liz if she knows of anything that could help.

Liz says she does know of something—the storm cellar.

Burke has already looked there. 
Joe and Burke decide to join the search party. 
When Matthew lets go of her for a moment, she calls out to Burke. 
Matthew quickly grabs her and puts his hand over her mouth again.

When he thinks the coast is clear, he throws her down and tells her that it was a dumb thing to do.

                              Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by Lela Swift

Written by Ron Sproat

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