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Number

55

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Francis Swann

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

September 9, 1966
(Friday)

Recorded

August 26, 1966
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 7
Beginning 2: Disc 3

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Bill Malloy's body is found.

Synopsis Edit

My name is Victoria Winters. Violent death is not a stranger to Collinwood, where the wind howls in anguish in mourning for departed souls. It seems to be asking: Why are they dead? And now a policeman is about to ask the same question.

Roger is 'surprised' when he learns from Elizabeth and George of Malloy's death; Sam Evans is spinning a web of lies about Burke, Malloy, and Roger to pass off Maggie's questions. Malloy's disappearance is the subject of town gossip. Roger learns that Matthew is with Harry Shaw, finding the body. Roger is disturbed that there is to be an inquest when Bill's body is found. Maggie won't get the letter and won't forget Sam's odd behavior since Burke returned. Roger last saw Malloy at 10:00 PM and was supposed to meet him with Burke and Evans at 11:00 PM. Elizabeth states Mrs. Johnson last saw him at 10:30 PM. The sheriff suggests that Bill might have committed suicide; Roger leaps at the idea. Sam and Maggie talk more, causing Sam consternation. Roger jumps at the suggestion that Malloy was an alcoholic and may have died accidentally. Elizabeth accuses Roger and his ghosts of the murder and points out that omitting the truth is the same as lying about his meeting. Roger tells Elizabeth that he and Sam knew nothing about the meeting's purpose. He does admit what Burke thinks. Elizabeth thinks Malloy was on to something and Roger attempts to defend himself. Sam thinks Malloy is the one man who can help him. The sheriff is at the diner when he gets the news that Malloy's body's been found. He tells Sam.

Memorable quotes Edit

Elizabeth: (to Roger) We're the only ones here, unless you intend to include the ghosts of your past.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This was the last episode to be taped in Dark Shadows original home, ABC TV-2. The show took a week off while the production moved to ABC TV-16.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • When Maggie sits down to talk with her father at the cafe the camera is bumped and shakes.

End credit announcement Edit

  • The king is coming. Watch the advance premiere of the Milton Berle Show in color. Tonight on ABC.
  • Dark Shadows is a Dan Curtis production.

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