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Number

96

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Francis Swann

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

November 7, 1966
(Monday)

Recorded

October 26, 1966
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 11
Beginning 3: Disc 3

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Roger picks Victoria up to drive her home from Bangor, and tells him that she believes Burke murdered Bill, due to a missing pen.

Synopsis Edit

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood seems a thousand miles away tonight. Yet my only hope is that someone is driving from there to pick me up in Bangor and rescue me.

While a storm rages Victoria gives Roger the rundown on the pen and her belief that Burke lost it while murdering Bill Malloy. Roger also gets a secure statement that he can waste the evidence sans suspicion. He offers alternative explanations for Burke's pen-ownership and why they shouldn't go to the police.

Sheriff Patterson's car has stalled and its radio is dead, so he goes to Collinwood and makes calls. The road's washed out. Elizabeth and the Sheriff talk about fighting Burke and his Logansport deal. The back road to Bangor is totally washed out; Elizabeth says nobody in their right mind would use it.

Roger and Victoria take shelter in a shack after the car stalls from the battery short-circuiting due to the flash flood that has forced them to stop in the middle of the road. They joke about being married, and she reminds him he already is. She tells him about David's tales of Roger and Laura's tumultuous marriage. As they are chatting, Roger pleads with her to leave Collinwood. She's in personal danger despite the pen not being strong evidence. Roger tells Victoria that Malloy hated him and would have found a false witness to testify against him who must have backed out and so Burke lost it and killed Malloy. Roger tries to get Victoria to clam up, she says that would be withholding evidence. He manhandles her and says, "then withhold it, you little idiot!" He is covering his tracks when the Sheriff comes to the rescue.

Memorable quotes Edit

Vicky: Roger, I know so little about you. You know everything about me, not that there's so very much to know. Tell me, what do you want out of life?

Roger: Well, right now there are only two things I want very much.

Vicky: What are they?

Roger: I want someone to come through that door and rescue us from this dank and ill-smelling shack.

Vicky: There I agree with you. And what's the other one?

Roger: I want you to leave Collinwood.

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Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • The wood stove that Roger fires up in the abandoned shack is also seen in Matthew's cottage (13, 108, 111, 112). The crates and barrels about the floor are also seen in the Collinwood basement (6, 37, 38).
  • During the end credits, viewers are treated to a nice touch as thunder continues to crash and boom.

Story Edit

  • Elizabeth hasn't driven a car in 18 years.
  • Elizabeth's father was disappointed when she came along as he wanted a boy.
  • Bill Malloy was entirely in charge of the Collins family business enterprises, but to make room for Roger's return to Collinsport he had to be demoted.
  • TIMELINE: Day 12 begins, and will end in episode 97. 12:10am: Sheriff Patterson leaves Collinwood.

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • In the abandoned shack, as Vicky and Roger seat themselves on wooden crates a second camera slips into view.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 96 on the IMDb

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