Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 128: The Thing She Wants

Friday, December 23, 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 128th episode, but the official number is 130.

My name is Victoria Winters. During the time I’ve been at Collinwood, there is one name that is seldom spoken, and when it is, the voices are hushed. But now the name is being spoken again, and the voices are filled with uncertainty.

Roger tries calling Laura. There’s no answer in her room.

Mrs. Johnson sneaks down to eavesdrop on him and Liz.

Liz says Laura must have come back to see them. 
Her own family has moved away.

Mrs. Johnson reports to Burke that Laura Collins is back in Collinsport. 
Burke is surprised. 
Mrs. Johnson tells him that the Collinses suspect he brought her to town.

He says he tried years ago, but she was in a sanitorium.

Mrs. Johnson tells him that Laura is in the same hotel.

Burke calls down to the desk to get Laura’s room number.

He tells Mrs. Johnson she’s made his day. She’ll find a little something extra in her paycheck.

In the meantime, he’s going to visit an old acquaintance.

Burke knocks on Laura’s door, but she doesn’t answer.

Laura is watching a child in a swing (possibly David?).

Mrs. Johnson turns down David’s bed. He complains she never cooks anything he likes.

She tells him maybe he’ll be getting the discipline he needs soon. She tucks him in and says maybe someone else will be doing it soon.

David says he felt like someone was watching him today. He thought he saw a lady behind a bush.

Roger is trying to reach Laura again.

Mrs. Johnson says she put David to bed and turned the lights out; the rest is up to him.

Roger tells Liz he still can’t reach Laura. Maybe she’s with Burke Devlin.

Liz says David still asks about Laura. She says they must prepare David for whatever happens.

There is a knock on the door, and Mrs. Johnson lets Laura in.

She and Roger greet each other civilly.

Liz invites Laura to come and sit by the fire.

David is restless in his sleep.

Laura says she doesn’t drink anymore when Roger offers to fix her one.

She’s found a permanent place, and her analysis helped her a lot.

She wants David back.

David calls out for his mother in his sleep.

Roger says David doesn’t expect to see her again.

Laura says she won’t oppose a divorce. She just wants complete custody of David.

She says she can provide everything for him.

Liz says they should think this over.

Laura says she’s thought it over.

They agree that the choice must be David’s.

Laura wants to look in on David, but Liz puts the kibosh on that. She leaves, for now.

David wakes up.

Liz and Roger agree that Laura has certainly changed—but they don’t know what to believe.

David comes downstairs. He doesn’t respond to Roger. The front doors burst open, and David tries to run out, calling for his mother. Liz and Roger grab him and pull him back.

Cast, In Order of Appearance

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

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

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

       Elizabeth Collins Stoddard . . . . . . Joan Bennett

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

       Laura Collins . . . . . . . .   . . . . . . .  Diana Millay

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


      Fashion by Ohrbach’s

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