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Number

108

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Ron Sproat

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

November 23, 1966
(Wednesday)

Recorded

November 21, 1966
(Monday)

Video

Complete: Disc 13
Beginning 4: Disc 1

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After Matthew tries to kill Victoria, she runs to Matthew's cottage not knowing it was him.

Synopsis[]

My name is Victoria Winters. Just when the terror in my life seemed to be subsiding, and the pleasure of a weekend away from Collinwood was moments away, I suddenly found myself facing a situation more horrible than anything I had known.

After her narrowly avoiding being killed, Victoria runs to Matthew's cottage. Failing to find him, she attempts to phone Sheriff Patterson, only to be stopped by a burgeoning psychotic Matthew. Matthew claims no one wants to kill Victoria; she says she's not sure she knows who wants to kill her. Matthew doesn't want the Sheriff called because of the burden it would cause Elizabeth; he wants Victoria to stop making trouble. He persists in his psychotic state despite Victoria's clear implication that she thinks Roger attacked her. Matthew refuses to allow her to leave.

David comes home from playing by the Cliffs. Elizabeth scolds him and inquires as to Victoria's whereabouts but he doesn't know where she is.

Matthew holds Victoria to question her. He tells her of David's eavesdropping (101) and revelation (102). Matthew doesn't know what's going on and continues to berate Victoria. She begins to suspect someone else's guilt.

David posits that one of the ghosts got Miss Winters. He gets sent away for supper. Frank visits Collinwood sans news about Roger. He learns that Victoria's been gone for twenty minutes despite the trip to the Old House taking about five. Frank does not like the idea of Victoria wandering around alone. He and Elizabeth return later and talk about the broken urn; Frank wants to call the Sheriff. Before calling the Sheriff, Elizabeth calls Matthew.

Matthew tells Victoria that nobody wants to harm her and she has foolish ideas in her head. Elizabeth calls. Matthew tells her he hasn't seen her. For some reason, Victoria catches on but doesn't scream her head off. Matthew lies and Victoria catches him; he then purports to never lie to Elizabeth. He accuses Victoria of being scared of him. Matthew posits everything that's happened to Victoria has been accidental, and that you can't see much at 8 p.m. on country roads, again revealing himself; Victoria becomes his hostage. The Sheriff arrives after twenty minutes. He receives a report.

Victoria attempts to plead with Matthew, who is steadfast in his refusal to let her go. She attempts to con Morgan, asking him for water. He offers whiskey and she attempts a jail break, but Matthew stops her and confesses to murdering Bill Malloy. She pleads with Matthew to let her go; he tells her he's going to kill her.

Memorable quotes[]

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

Story[]

  • It takes less than five minutes to go from Collinwood to the Old House and back.
  • TIMELINE: Victoria was planning a weekend away (which suggests today is a Friday). Matthew hasn't seen Roger since yesterday. 6:30 p.m.: David returns to Collinwood. Victoria has been gone about twenty minutes.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • After Matthew tells Vicki that he has never lied to Mrs. Stoddard and Vicki says that she believes him an offstage cough can be heard.
  • When Vicki tells Matthew she knows he didn't kill Bill Malloy, Matthew says, "That's right." However it appears he said that too early, since Vicki goes on to say he would need a reason to kill Malloy and he doesn't, at which point, Matthew says, "That's right" again.

End credits announcements[]

  • Face the challenge of the Wyoming frontier with five brave youngsters..."The Monroes," in color tonight on ABC.
  • Dark Shadows is a Dan Curtis Production.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 108 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Commentary- Episode 108: Bottled up

Dark Shadows Before I Die- Episode 108: 11/23/66

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