Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Episode 120: No Man Ever Saw or Heard Such Things

Tuesday, December 13, 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 120th episode, but the official number is 122.

My name is Victoria Winters. The sun is shining on Collinwood. It also shines on the old house in which I am held prisoner.  There are nothing but shadows in the secret room, behind a row of bookshelves, which is my prison. And only one person guesses where I may be. It is an unpredictable small boy, who may or may not tell what he knows.

Matthew tells David he doesn’t have to worry about going to jail. And the noises must be made by ghosts. There’s no other explanation.

After David leaves, Matthew berates Vicki for trying to get David’s attention. 
She claims she heard a frightening noise and screamed reflexively. 
Matthew doesn’t believe she didn’t do it on purpose. 
She suggests he shouldn’t trust David either. 
What if he suspects she’s in there? 
What if he tells someone? 
He’s afraid he’s going to get into trouble. 
She tells Matthew that if he were smart, he’d clear out before David has a chance to tell anyone.

Matthew says he only has to trust David for one night, and he doesn’t have much of a choice.

Carolyn calls Burke, who tells her it’s not a bad time if she has news about Vicki. 

Carolyn rolls her eyes. 
There’s no news, and the sheriff is giving up searching the grounds.
   But she didn’t call to talk about Vicki.

She wants to talk about what a hard time her mother and uncle Roger are giving her about him.

Burke says he doesn’t mean to be abrupt, but he’d rather talk about this another time. He’s expecting another call and he hasn’t had much sleep.

After Carolyn and Burke hang up, David comes in the drawing room.

He asks if she thinks Matthew would hurt Vicki.

She didn’t think that, but since Bill Malloy’s death . . .

David says his father was out the night the car came at Vicki.

Carolyn says that Roger was in jail when the stone urn was pushed down towards her.

David thinks that could have been an accident.

Carolyn tells David he should face that if Matthew has Vicki they won’t see her alive again.

David (who must have wings) arrives at Burke’s hotel room. He tries to float the Roger-guilty-Matthew-innocent theory. He ends up disappointed that Burke is like all the other adults who won’t listen to him.

Burke receives a phone call from Blair, and tells him to get somebody on Vicki Winters’ disappearance, no expense spared. He doesn’t like how the local police are handling things. When he gets off the phone, he discovers David has left.

Matthew complains about having to stay up to watch Vicki. 
She says she can’t run away. 
He says she could make noise. 
He puts the gag on her again.

When he lies down, he hears a woman’s voice calling him.

He takes Vicki’s gag off and demands she says she heard the voices. 
She denies hearing anything.

Matthew goes in the other room, looking, and hears voices again. One identifies herself as Josette Collins.

He goes back to Vicki. She thinks he’s imagining things because he’s tired. 
He unties her and drags her into the other room. He says there was light coming from the picture. 
She notes there isn’t now. He says he didn’t imagine it.

He tells her to admit she heard them too.

She admits it, but he knows she’s lying.

She says there’s a simple explanation. He was walking around half asleep and he dreamt it.

He says, “Sure. It was a dream. No man ever heard such things. No man in his right mind.”

       Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion by Ohrbach’s

Directed by Lela Swift

Written by Ron Sproat

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