Thursday, December 22, 2016

Episode 127: The Jackpot Question

Thursday, December 22, 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 127th episode, but the official number is 129.
My name is Victoria Winters. Life at Collinwood is serene for me now; danger has passed. But for one member of the Collins family, it’s just beginning.

Sam insists he’s seen Roger’s wife, Laura. This could be the end for both of them. Sam brings up the hit and run. Maybe Burke brought her to town.

Laura’s been asking questions about the family, but she hasn’t given any information to Maggie—just that her family would be shocked to see her.

Sam asks whether Laura knows he saw the accident.

Roger doesn’t know. They tried to avoid the subject of the accident.

Maggie invites Joe in for a nightcap. 
She tells him her worries about Sam and the mysterious blonde.

Sam seems to be afraid of her.

Joe thinks maybe she’s just an old flame of Sam’s.

Maggie hopes it’s that simple, but she’s worried.

Roger returns to Collinwood. He starts to make a phone call but changes his mind.

Liz comes down. He tells her about Sam’s news that Laura is back. 
She asks what Laura is doing there. 
Roger says that’s the jackpot question.

Roger calls the hotel and asks whether Laura Murdock is registered there.

She is.

Liz is worried that she might want to see David—an idea she doesn’t like.

She thinks Roger is afraid of Laura.

He denies this.

Sam comes home.

Joe says he should be going.

Sam says he needs to paint. He has an idea, and he needs to get it on canvas.

Maggie says goodnight.

Sam stares a little too long at the flame of a match before blowing it out. He begins to paint.

The next morning, Roger calls the hotel again, but Laura has already gone out. He notes how unusual that is—she used to sleep till noon.

Maybe she’s on her way there.

Maggie wakes Sam up.

She examines his painting—not his usual style, it looks like a woman in flames.


Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

     Roger Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Edmonds

     Sam Evans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Ford

     Maggie Evans  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Leigh Scott

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


      Fashion by Ohrbach’s
      Directed by Lela Swift
      Written by Ron Sproat

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