- My name is Victoria Winters. Today for the first time I am away from the ghost-ridden mansion sitting on the crest of Widows' Hill. And my absence has created more tension than my presence ever did.
Liz tells Roger that Burke and Vicki are together in Bangor. Liz is worried about Burke's influence over Vicki, Carolyn, and David. Roger wonders if the meeting of Burke and Vicki was coincidence or by design. Liz tries to convince Roger of the danger that Vicki and Burke pose to him in Bangor. Carolyn is upset about it as well. Roger attempts to get to the bottom of David's attitudinal change. Carolyn senses an attraction between Vicki and Burke.
David is drawing a picture of Malloy's ghost when Roger comes in. David tells Roger he wants Vicki to stay in case Bill Malloy's ghost wants to come back and see her, to tell him that Roger killed Malloy. Roger slaps David. David runs to Liz; Carolyn doesn't believe David's story. David wishes Roger were dead.
Carolyn, fuming that Burke and Vicki are together in Bangor, tells her mother about why Vicki went to Bangor (to find out about B. Hanscombe). Liz wonders why Vicki would be interested in Hanscombe, so Carolyn relays the story about Betty's portrait and Maggie's comment. Liz asserts that Betty looked nothing like Vicki; Betty was either Hanscombe's daughter or niece, she forgets which.
Liz wonders why Vicki didn't go to her and says that Hanscombe and his family left Collinsport. Liz realizes Carolyn is obsessed with Burke. To stop her obsession, Liz relays how she was in love with Ned Calder prior to meeting Paul Stoddard, with whom the romance was mostly money-based. She kept Ned dangling too long, which resulted in his leaving her. She likens Joe to Ned. Carolyn sets out to mend her tattered relationship with Joe. She calls him to make a date. Carolyn hugs Roger because everything's wonderful.
Roger tells Liz that Vicki must be gotten rid of because of her influence over David. He threatens to leave Collinwood; Liz calls him on it. Roger again inquires about Vicki's past. Liz again denies knowing anything.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Roger Collins: I've always thought there was something a little wrong about David, but I didn't think he was an idiot.
- Roger Collins: I get reports that you hated her - that you wrote "Death" across her mirror - that you locked her up in an inaccessible part of the house... that doesn't sound to me that you were overly fond of her.
Dramatis personae Edit
- ← Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard →
- ← Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins →
- ← Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard →
- ← David Henesy as David Collins →
Background information and notes Edit
- Roger slaps David for accusing him of Malloy's death. Despite their complicated relationship, this is the one and only time that Roger is ever seen laying a finger on his son.
- Elizabeth admits that she had a romantic relationship with Ned Calder prior to her marriage. It's interesting to speculate that if later plans had gone through, and that Elizabeth had been revealed to be Victoria's mother, then Ned might very well have been Vicki's father.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- David glances at the camera several times as he tells Roger about the ghost.