Thursday, December 29, 2016

Episode 131: The New Mother

Thursday, December 29, 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 131st episode, but the official number is 134.

My name is Victoria Winters. There is an air of expectation at Collinwood—for the one who has returned will soon arrive. And the one who waits most eagerly grows impatient.

Liz finds David at his window. They talk about his mother.
He thinks he sees her, but Liz thinks not.
As they go downstairs, Liz tells David that no one would be standing out there in the cold and dark.
David asks Roger whether Laura will come live with them. He’s excited to have a mother and a father like everyone else.
He goes up to wash his hands and change his shirt.
Liz and Roger discuss Laura. 
Perhaps there isn’t another alternative to her staying at Collinwood. At least it would get her away from the inn—where Burke is.

Vicki finds David putting on a tie. 
He’s very excited to see his mother again.
He wonders what he should talk about and whether she’ll like him. 
Maybe he’ll say the wrong thing and make her hate him.
Vicki says she won’t hate him, no matter what he says. She loves him.
He tells her about his bad dreams of his mother surrounded by fire.
Vicki tells him he’s thought so much about it that he’s given himself a case of stagefright. 
She says she did the same thing to herself when she came to Collinwood.
David wishes he knew what was going to happen. He has a feeling something he doesn’t understand is going to happen.

Laura arrives.
Roger lets her in. He tells her that David has been having dreams about her.
Roger says he has something he wants to discuss with her. 
He tells her Liz may be an obstacle. 
He’d like Laura to avoid Burke Devlin. 
She says she’s seen him and given him an evasive answer. Roger points out that testifying for Burke would cause her to be looked on as an unfit mother.
Vicki comes down and Roger introduces her to Laura.
Vicki goes up to get David. 
He tells her he doesn’t want to see his mother. 
And he doesn’t want to talk about it.
She tells him his mother is very beautiful and very nice. He’ll like her.
Liz tells Laura that she’s impressed with the changes in her, but still concerned.
Laura says she’s ready to be a mother to David.
David asks Vicki to stay by him.

David is brought in, but quickly leaves.
Vicki goes up to talk with him. He says, “That’s not my mother.”
        Cast, In Order of Appearance

Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandra Moltke
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard . . . . . . . . . . . .  Joan Bennett
David Collins  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   David Henesy
Roger Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louis Edmonds
Laura Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Diana Millay

Fashion by Ohrbach’s
Directed by John Sedwick
Written by Malcolm Marmorstein

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