Friday, December 9, 2016

Episode 118: Cigarettes

Friday, December 9, 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 118th episode, but the official number is 120.

My name is Victoria Winters. Morning has come to Collinwood, and my bed is still empty. I may never sleep in that bed again, for my searchers have not yet found me, and my captor is a desperate man. Morning has come to the ghost house, after a night of terror—and the day holds no promise of salvation.

Matthew says nobody’s around. Just lake sounds. No people who can hurt him, who can hurt Vicki.
He doesn’t want to hurt Vicki—unless she makes him.
He’d like to take her gag off to see if he can trust her. If she lets out one sound, he’ll close her mouth forever.

He takes the gag off.

She says she can help him.

Matthew says he doesn’t need any help.

He blames her for causing all this. She says she’s not responsible. Those things would have happened whether she came there or not.

He’s not going to let them punish him.

She says he can’t stay there indefinitely; what about food and water?

He says he has that all taken care of. Maybe he’ll let her have part of his breakfast if she’s good.the job.

Mrs. Johnson tells David that Vicki disappeared and they searched for her last night, even Burke Devlin.

They’re afraid Matthew might have her.

David says Matthew wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Not flies, maybe, but people, Mrs. Johnson opines.

David becomes worried. When Mrs. Johnson leaves the kitchen, he packs up some food for Matthew, just the same. And he takes Mrs. Johnson’s cigarettes too.

When she comes back, he says he might look for Vicki. She says maybe he should, since she might not be missing if she hadn’t been out looking for him.

Mrs. Johnson notices her cigarettes are missing. David says he doesn’t know where they are.

Matthew sees his breakfast coming and gags Vicki again.

Vicki hears David. He tells Matthew that Vicki’s missing. 
He says they think Matthew might have her. Matthew says they try to blame him for everything.

David wishes he could find Vicki. He wishes he could prove Matthew was innocent.

David wonders whether his father could have her.

Matthew says maybe, if he did those other things. He warns David to be careful of people who kill. “It’s easier as it goes along.”

He advises David to only bring food once a day now, so as not to get caught. David tries to get Matthew to tell him the secret, but Matthew gets angry. Then he says maybe he’ll tell David in a couple of days.

Matthew takes the breakfast into the secret room. He removes Vicki’s gag.

She doesn’t think he should be using David, and she wonders what will happen if David gives him any trouble.

When Vicki says she’s thirsty, Matthew gags her again, so he can go to the old well.

David realizes he forgot to give Matthew the cigarettes.

When he comes back to the house, Vicki calls out through her gag, and he hears her.

Matthew is on his way back to the house.

        Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

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

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