Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)


Malcolm Marmorstein


Lela Swift


December 15, 1966


December 7, 1966


Complete: Disc 14
Beginning 4: Disc 2

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David leaves Victoria for the slaughter while the mysterious woman regales Maggie with tales of the legendary Phoenix.

Synopsis Edit


My name is Victoria Winters. It is dusk at Collinwood and I am still held captive. I have lost hope until someone whose curiosity is stronger than his sense of danger found me.

David doesn't understand why Victoria is behind the wall. She tells him they have to hurry, Matthew will kill them both if he finds them.

Act I

David still refuses to believe that Matthew is guilty, and Victoria fails to convince him otherwise. He tries to untie Victoria, then they hear a shutter banging. Victoria plans to tell all to the Sheriff; David doesn't want that out of fear of going to jail for aiding Matthew, so he leaves Victoria still tied up in the secret room.

Act II

Maggie and the Woman talk about the accident and Burke's trying to prove that he was wrongly sent to prison. The woman knew Burke, who she learns is rich. The woman tells Maggie, who's no gossip, that she came from Phoenix, Arizona, and tells her of the legendary bird who is born from its ashes after it dies which gave the city its name. Maggie talks of her dreams to leave Collinsport. The woman's been away from Collinsport for 10 years.


Matthew sees David coming out of the Old House. He catches the boy in a lie. Matthew hurts David, who escapes him.

Act IV

Sam visits the diner; he was on a drunken binge last night and hasn't been painting. Maggie suggests they move to Phoenix and points out the mystery woman. The woman reminds Sam of somebody. Maggie tells Sam about the woman's knowledge of the Collins family and the accident. A spooked Sam flees. Matthew returns to the Old House and is furious that Victoria's gag is loose. He plans to do something about David, who meanwhile comes home, screaming for Roger.

Memorable quotes Edit

Maggie: Burke's got a chip on his shoulder so big it's a wonder he can walk straight.

Maggie: Have you come back to Collinsport to be reborn?
Laura: Either that or to die again.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 122.
  • Diana Millay is credited as Laura Collins in this episode, although her name still hasn't been spoken on-screen.
  • The recording slate is held on Alexandra Moltke's lap, which she playfully bounces up and down on her knee.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Matthew flubs and calls "the old house" the "big house."
  • Ohrbach's is misspelled in the credits as Orhbach's.
  • When David runs out of the Old House at the end of the first act, the sound effect for the door slamming occurs before the door actually closes.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 124 on the IMDb

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