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Samburned
146
Number

143

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Malcolm Marmorstein

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

January 16, 1967
(Monday)

Recorded

January 9, 1967
(Monday)

Video

Complete: Disc 17
Beginning 5: Disc 1

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Sam is sure Laura started the fire which destroyed the second painting, despite its not having been near the flames.

Synopsis Edit

Teaser

My name is Victoria Winters. A painting has caused great concern for those at Collinwood, particularly for one who is the subject of the painting, and for another, the man who painted it.

Laura stares into the fire while Sam rests at home. He grows drowsier and drowsier, eventually dropping his cigarette onto the floor and igniting a newspaper. Fire and smoke surrounds a fitful sleeping Sam.

Act I

Elizabeth enters the Drawing room and interrupts Laura, who stares psychotically into space. Sam awakens and tries to put out the fire, burning his hands in the process. Maggie comes in and puts the fire out, as Sam frantically claims that Laura burned his hands. Laura apologizes for becoming so deeply involved while staring at the fire. Elizabeth tells Laura that the expression on her face was frightening. Maggie is on the telephone, telling the doctor she's wrapped Sam's hands in cold, wet towels. She assures Sam the doctor will be right over. Maggie tries to care for her father, but he's stubborn. He reiterates his claim that Laura burned his hands. Maggie blames booze and sleep and his cigarette. Sam is sure, but Maggie is sick of the whole thing.

Act II

Sam wonders what he can say to convince Maggie that Laura's responsible for the fire. She says there's nothing and doesn't want to talk about it. Instead, she wants to know what he and Laura talked about earlier. Sam tells Maggie that Laura threatened him. Maggie still refuses to believe her father, saying that Laura's influence only exists in Sam's imagination. Elizabeth confronts Laura over the situation with David; she's not pleased with her progress. David's first reaction was understandably strange, but now the boy appears to be avoiding Laura. Elizabeth also points out that Laura is different; Laura believes it's for the better. Laura blames the painting when Elizabeth points to David's disturbing recurring dreams. Elizabeth and Laura are in agreement that the painting should be removed. Elizabeth, who knows Sam's work, is shocked by the out-of-style painting; Laura tells her about the new painting which she saw when she went to see him. Laura lets slip that she hasn't much time; Elizabeth is startled and calls her out on it.

Act III

Roger comes in, believing his son is running true to form. Roger is angry that Sam's controversial painting is hanging in David's room and promises Laura he'll "take care of it". Elizabeth cautions him that David wants the painting. Maggie shows up--shocking Laura, who obviously thought she'd died with Sam in the fire--as Roger is leaving to yell at Sam. Maggie wants to talk with Laura. Maggie tells Roger, Laura, and Elizabeth that her father burnt his hands. Maggie also says that Sam is convinced that Laura started the fire.

Act IV

Roger leaves to have words with Sam. Laura admits she told Sam she'd "do something to make him stop" and claims that when she made the threat, she meant that she would turn the whole thing over to Roger. Elizabeth implies cryptically that she would get to the bottom of all the strange happenings--all the while staring pointedly at Laura. Roger also believes booze to be the culprit in Sam's accident; Sam accuses Laura of causing it to happen. Roger decides to destroy the new painting; Roger finds it's already been burnt. Sam is shocked as the fire wasn't anywhere near the painting.

Memorable quotes Edit

Sam: She burned my hands!

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