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Number

132

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Ron Sproat

Director

John Sedwick

Broadcast

December 30, 1966
(Friday)

Recorded

December 22, 1966
(Thursday)

Video

Complete: Disc 15
Beginning 4: Disc 3

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Laura is invited to stay at Collinwood's cottage in order to help David adjust.

Synopsis Edit

My name is Victoria Winters. A stranger has come to Collinwood. Every member of the Collins family has reacted to her presence in a different way. The strongest and the strangest reaction has come from a small boy.

Victoria attempts to use logic to reason with David, who is convinced something terrible will happen to him should he be with Laura.

Act I

Victoria questions David about his "funny, scary" feeling toward Laura. But David is insistent that he doesn't want to go downstairs to see his mother. In the Drawing room, Elizabeth and Roger try to make excuses for David's behavior. Victoria wants the meeting postponed until tomorrow; Laura doesn't want to pressure David. Laura volunteers to back off. David, in his room, begs his mother to stop watching him.

Act II

Elizabeth and Laura speak honestly; Elizabeth says they must take time for David to adjust. Roger offers, and Elizabeth backs, Laura's staying at Collinwood to help David adjust. Laura admits to having a few unhappy memories about Collinwood. Laura is afraid of a lack of privacy. Roger offers to let her stay at the Cottage, which Laura remembers fondly. Carolyn offers to take Laura to view the Cottage, about which she has already decided. Aside, Laura is told by Roger that everything will work out. David, in his room, continues to beg his mother to go away.

Act III

Elizabeth plans to have Mrs. Johnson clean the cottage should Laura like it. Laura's taxi is due in 20 minutes. After Carolyn and Laura leave, Elizabeth admits to being impressed by Laura. Victoria tells Roger about David's accusations; Roger doesn't want Elizabeth informed lest she blow the whole thing out of proportion. Elizabeth visits David, who is weeping. Elizabeth tells him there's nothing to be afraid of... he just panicked because of his anticipation. Even grownups do that. He still is uncontrollably scared.

Act IV

Carolyn thinks the cottage, which Mrs. Johnson cleaned after Matthew's death, needs another go-round. Carolyn tells Laura that Burke is back in town and that Roger hates him. When the leaves are off the trees, you can see Collinwood from the Cottage. David's room is the second window from the left. David is calmed, feeling his mother is prettier than most. He goes to sleep. Laura wants to move in post-haste. Carolyn offers to get Laura's bags when she goes into town. She is shocked when Laura says they're already packed. Laura claims never to have unpacked; she wasn't planning on staying in town very long. Alone, she calls to David, who tosses in his bed.

Memorable quotes Edit

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Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • The layout of Matthew's cottage has changed. There is now a fireplace where there were cabinets before. It was last seen in 112.

Story Edit

  • Carolyn vaguely remembers Laura and her long, dangly earrings; Laura recalls a 12-year-old Carolyn putting on plays for the family in the garage.

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Laura is wearing a different dress than the one from the previous episode, which continues directly on into this one.
  • Carolyn claims that Collinwood is visible from Matthew's cottage when the leaves are off the trees. But, as it's stated to be around the holidays, shouldn't the trees be bare in Maine?
  • During the slate reading, the announcer says he can't read the numbers, which are partially erased.
  • Ohrbach's is misspelled in the credits as Orhbach's.

End credits announcement Edit

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