Yaeger forces Maggie to write a note to Quentin. Angelique asks Stokes for help.
- A stormy night on the great estate of Collinwood. The night which will long be remembered, though the inhabitants of the house do not yet realize it. For Maggie Collins has run from the house after a fight with her husband, and has gone to meet Cyrus Longworth, only to find John Yaeger waiting. And Yaeger has carried her off to a deserted farmhouse by the sea.
Yaeger locks up Maggie in the basement of the farmhouse.
Yaeger brings Maggie dinner and champagne. Maggie realizes that he has been planning this for a long time, considering how many of her personal items are there. She begs him to let her go, but Yaeger insists soon she will be able to adjust. Maggie tells him that Cyrus will eventually come for her, which makes Yaeger laugh and he informs her she will never see Cyrus again. Maggie refuses the food he brought her and Yaeger decides to lock her back up.
At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Angelique are in the drawing room and Elizabeth wonders how Quentin would let Maggie leave the house in the storm. Angelique explains that Barnabas tried to stop her but was unsuccessful. She thinks that Maggie and Quentin are unhappy with each other and suggests that they need time away from one another. As the two talk, Angelique sees Yaeger outside the window and he beckons her to come outside. Angelique quickly excuses herself and Elizabeth decides to "go talk some sense" into Quentin.
Outside on the terrace, Yaeger expresses regret about his decision to kidnap Maggie, thinking that she will never love him. Angelique tells him he must convince her that she no longer has a future at Collinwood, and eventually she will turn to him.
At the farmhouse, Maggie searches for a way to escape.
Yaeger returns to Maggie's prison with a pen and paper. He pulls the sword out of his cane and forces her to write a letter to Quentin saying she no longer is in love with him and never wants to see him again.
The next morning, Elizabeth is on the phone with Maggie's sister in New York, but she has not heard from her. Roger tells Elizabeth that she should stop worrying so much about Maggie, and the house would probably be better off without her. As the two talk, Angelique walks down the stairs and suddenly starts to feel cold. She enters the drawing room and asks if there has been any news on Maggie. She goes to the fireplace and Roger notices she is "standing the same way Angelique used to." Angelique tells Roger she feels very cold and begs him to hold her.
Angelique is about to kiss Roger and steal his warmth but Elizabeth walks in on them. Angelique runs out the room and Roger remarks on how cold he suddenly feels.
Angelique goes to visit Stokes and begs him for help. He doesn't exactly have an answer for her, but he says he went to great lengths just to bring her back to life, and he didn't do it by himself. Stokes explains that the answer is behind a door in his house. Angelique prepares to open the door.
Memorable quotes Edit
Dramatis personae Edit
- Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
- Thayer David as Timothy Stokes
- Lara Parker as Angelique Stokes Collins
- Christopher Pennock as John Yaeger
- Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans Collins
- Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Background information and notes Edit
Bloopers and continuity errorsEdit
- When Yaeger brings a supper tray to Maggie and places it on a table, silverware can be heard clattering onto the floor after it falls off the tray.
- As Roger and Elizabeth discuss Maggie in the Collinwood drawing room, Lara Parker can be seen through the open door walking across the foyer, to wait for her cue. In the next shot she is coming down the stairs, seeming to be aware for the first time that Roger and Elizabeth are in the drawing room.
- In the closing credits, the "Fashions courtesy of" name is mispelled as "ORHBACHS" (instead of OHRBACHS).