Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Episode 139: Because I Had To

Tuesday, January 10, 1967

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 139th episode, but the official number is 142.

My name is Victoria Winters. A strange power has taken hold of a man’s hand and mind and caused him to use his talents in a way he finds impossible to explain.
Sam hates his painting. 
He decides to throw the painting into the sea, but Vicki stops him, saying she wants it.
Vicki doesn’t know why, but she just wants to have it.
They argue with her for a bit and then Sam gives it to her. 
She asks about the area he’s left unpainted, but he has nothing to tell her about it.
He thinks the painting should be burned. 
He says if she destroys it, which he’s sure she will, she should come back and tell him about it.
He decides to go to the Blue Whale and wash out his brain.
Maggie apologizes for her father.
Vicki says she thinks this is an important painting. 
It’s almost as if the painting is the real reason she came there today.

Maggie says she’ll wrap it for Vicki. She wonders what Laura Collins will say when she sees it.
No one mentions the wings. Hmm. Almost like a bird or something.
David tells Laura she seems more like a movie star than a mother. 
That’s probably why his father married her. David hopes he can find a girl just as pretty to marry someday.
David wonders whether she ever dated Burke Devlin, and why she didn’t marry him. David wonders what it would be like to have him for a father.
Laura asks how David feels about his own father.
He says he doesn’t like him very much, because Roger doesn’t like or love him. That’s why he wanted Laura so much.
Laura asks whether David would choose to live with Laura or Roger.
Vicki arrives home with her package and David wants to see it.
Laura is appalled by it and David excited—it’s like his dream. 
How could a man paint his dream?
Laura asks why Vicki has it and she says Sam was going to throw it away and it seemed a waste.
David wants to hang it in his room.
Laura tries to convince him not to. She’ll get him a nicer painting of herself.
David takes the painting up to his room.
Laura tells Vicki she shouldn’t have brought the painting there. 
Vicki says she felt compelled, as if she had no choice.
Laura tells Vicki if she has the chance to get the painting away from David.
Vicki visits David in his room, as he prepares to hang the painting.
She tries to convince him it will make his mother unhappy.
He hangs the painting.
Vicki thinks it looks strange.
That’s why David likes it, because it’s different.
Vicki says it does look like it belongs in this room.
Laura comes in and says she’s sorry but she’s going to do something David won’t like. 
She tries to take the painting down, and he begs her not to. He says he won’t talk to her ever if she takes it, so she relents.

Sam returns home, three sheets to the wind. 
He’s so happy to be free of the painting. He wants to get started on a different one, one for a competition.
Maggie goes to bed as Sam begins his work. 
He stops, horrified at what he’s done.
The painting in David’s room glows and Laura’s large disembodied head appears to David, who screams at it to stay away.

 Cast, In Order of Appearance

Victoria Winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexandra Moltke
Maggie Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Kathryn Leigh Scott
Sam Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Ford
David Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  David Henesy
Laura Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Diana Millay

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

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