- My name is Victoria Winters. 130 years ago, the love of a man and a woman built this mansion on the crest of Widows' Hill. Today, fear, distrust and hatred have almost destoyed it.
Liz invites Sam in and he admits that she’s the one he wants to see. He tells her he has something to tell her about Roger and the 10-year-old accident that will save his soul. Sam admires the Collins portraiture and remarks that Paul Stoddard wanted a portrait like Jeremiah's done. Liz doesn't want to see the sketches. They talk about Burke's portrait. Liz asks why Burke came to Collinsport. Burke meets with Bronson's associate, Blair, and learns that he could probably buy all that the Collins family owns. He learns that Collinwood was too much a liability to be mortgaged and that recently, its property tax was reduced. Carolyn stalks Burke; Joe shows up at Collinwood. Liz is still looking for Malloy and Carolyn; Joe suggests she's with Burke in Bangor. Carolyn joins Burke & Blair for lunch; Burke says Blair's helping him destroy Liz and everything she owns. Carolyn laughs and Burke kicks Blair out. Burke and Carolyn goof around and he gives her a pen. She plans to use it to start her diary and Burke lays it on heavily. Sam leaves without blabbing after reacting badly to mention of Malloy. Liz begins to believe Sam must have a secret.
Memorable quotes Edit
Liz: (about the drawing room): I'ts dark and gloomy and you know it.
Burke: Always tell the truth...it will be much better in the long run.
Joe (When Liz suggests a drink): Don't even suggest it.
Dramatis personae Edit
- ← Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard →
- ← Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin →
- John Baragrey as James Blair →
- ← Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard →
- ← David Ford as Sam Evans →
- ← Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell →
- Bangor Pine restaurant waiter → (uncredited)
- Bangor Pine restaurant maitre d' → (uncredited)
- Bangor Pine restaurant customers → (uncredited)
Background information and notes Edit
- The character of James Blair replaces Stuart Bronson beginning with this episode. Actor Barnard Hughes was unavailable to reprise his role. He is only in this episode and 89.
- Mr. Harris, the Collins banker, is mentioned but won't appear until 44.
- Burke gives Carolyn a sterling silver pen. He also claims he never does anything just in fun. He suggests Carolyn write in a diary. Burke calls Carolyn using her middle name of Collins.
- Bangor's resturant is a fancy one and a normal place. Lots of waiters, too.
- During the clapboard scene, we see Joan getting ready for a scene.
- Vicki's narration mentions that 130 years ago the love of a man and woman built Collinwood.
- Sam comes to meet Liz for the first time in 17 years and they barely recognize each other.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- During the opening scene with Elizabeth and Sam, the boom mike can be heard banging on the top of the set.
- Burke must not see Carolyn...she's sitting not far away but he doesn't notice her until much later...or he's pretending not to.
- Carolyn must not have good hearing---Burke loudly announces to Blair his plans to take over the Collins family industry and all their holdings...several times!
- Boom mike shadow and some wires in the Bangor resturant.
- Robert Cobert's credit is missing.
End credits announcementsEdit
- Stay tuned for 'Where the Action Is' next on ABC.
- 'Dark Shadows' is a Dan Curtis production.