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Number

165

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Malcolm Marmorstein

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

February 15, 1967
(Wednesday)

Recorded

February 8, 1967
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 19
Beginning 5: Disc 3

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Burke is hot for Laura, who keeps him cool; Dr. Guthrie invites Laura to the seance.

Synopsis Edit

Teaser

My name is Victoria Winters. The halls of Collinwood are filled with conflict and suspicion. Questions are being asked and very few answers are given. The questions center around one woman for whom mystery is no stranger.

Burke visits Laura at the Cottage but she refuses to let him in until he threatens to start shouting what he's come to tell her.

Act I

Burke embraces Laura, saying there's no chance that Liz could intrude this time. He tells her he wants to see her more frequently, and she promises that'll happen soon. Burke tells Laura about Dr. Guthrie; Laura explains that Guthrie's studying the psychological causes of Elizabeth's breakdown. Laura is quite rational about the whole matter as Burke tells her of Guthrie's interviewing Sam. Burke suspects that Guthrie is a detective concerning the Phoenix fire and tries to get her to open up to him as she smokes a cigarette.

Act II

Burke continues to offer his help, which Laura continues to delay. After a kiss, she states she is his future, not his present. He wants to push the future; she wants to push him out. She's cool as he kisses her neck. At the Blue Whale, Sam talks with Guthrie and offers to get him a drink. Guthrie is meeting Burke because he called for a meeting. Guthrie and Sam share a drink in the meantime and he inquires how Sam hurt his hands. Sam tells him Laura burnt his hands after threatening to stop his painting.

Act III

Sam relates constantly thinking about Laura and dreaming about her, and that booze never made him fall asleep before. He also claims to have been compelled to put his hands in the fire. Guthrie believes that Sam's story helps him. Burke enters. He and Guthrie exchange barbs and Burke promises to have him investigated.

Act IV

Guthrie concludes their business. Burke angrily orders Sam not to talk to Guthrie anymore. Guthrie visits Laura, asking about her meeting with Elizabeth on the night she fell ill. He also invites her to the séance to contact Josette, which makes Laura start. She calls the idea absurd and refuses to participate. He re-extends the invitation before leaving. Laura is nervous.

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Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This is one of only six episodes in the series not to feature an actor who appeared in 200 or more episodes, along with episodes 172, 180, 1010, 1141 and 1182.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • During Act II, the tape playing the background music suddenly slows to a halt. After a second or two of silence, it resumes playing.

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