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Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)


Malcolm Marmorstein


Lela Swift


December 23, 1966


December 16, 1966


Complete: Disc 15
Beginning 4: Disc 3

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David begins to dream of Laura to the dismay of his father and aunt.



My name is Victoria Winters. During the time I have been at Collinwood, there is one name that is seldom spoken, and when it is, the voices are hushed. But now the name is being spoken again, and the voices are filled with uncertainty.

Roger still can't get through to Laura at the Collinsport Inn. Mrs. Johnson overhears as Roger suspects a Burke and Laura connection. Elizabeth wonders if Laura's stable now; she is sure Laura came back to see them, as her own family has moved away.

Act I

Mrs. Johnson visits Burke and tells him that Laura has returned; Burke is speechless. Mrs. Johnson tells Burke that Roger and Elizabeth suspect him in bringing her back; he tried to do just that a few years ago, unsuccessfully. Mrs. Johnson tells Burke that Laura's at the hotel. He tells her she'll get a bonus in her paycheck. Burke goes to Laura's room and finds she's not there. David swings outside the Old House, unaware that Laura is watching him.

Act II

David goes to bed after yawning all through supper. Mrs. Johnson makes cryptic remarks about David's future. David tells Mrs. Johnson he felt someone was watching him; she laughs it off. Elizabeth and Roger worry; they suspect Laura's with Burke. Elizabeth is certain they must prepare David for whatever might happen. At that moment, Laura arrives at Collinwood.


Roger and Laura have a terse discussion and he describes David as "about this tall, with Laura's coloring". Laura wants to see David; he's sleeping. Roger invites Laura in to see Elizabeth. At Elizabeth's suggestion, Laura sits by the fire. She stares into the flames; David begins tossing and turning. Laura happily refuses a drink and tells her sister-in-law she's stronger than ever. She tells Roger she's planning to settle down out west. She admits she caused trouble for the family and apologizes for it. Psychoanalysis at the sanatorium has led her to realize what she needs: David. Upstairs in his room, David becomes more restless, chanting 'mother' in his sleep.

Act IV

Roger asks about their status; they are still legally man and wife. Laura will not oppose a divorce provided she gets complete custody of David. She claims no part of David's inheritance; she only wants his love. She agrees to Elizabeth's terms that the choice must be David's. Elizabeth insists Laura wait to see David, she agrees and returns to the Inn. David is practically sleepwalking when he receives a scolding from Roger. The doors blow open and David begins shouting 'Mother, mother!' Roger and Elizabeth are horrified to learn that David dreamt of Laura, calling to him.

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Background information and notes[]


  • There are no crew credits in the closing titles.
  • The table in Burke's room has been moved back behind the the couch, and the phone is on that table.
  • The statue on the table in the Collinwood foyer is pointing in the opposite direction it usually faces. [Addendum: Actually the opposite is true. It usually faces away from the camera, as it does in this episode, although it did face toward the camera in the previous episode.]


  • Burke tried to bring Laura back to Collinsport a few years ago. The sanitarium said her progress was "not very hopeful" at that time.
  • Laura is staying in room 31 of the Collinsport Inn.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • When Roger stops David at the foot of the stairs and questions him, David pauses, as if waiting for a cue (for the front doors to open “by themselves”). A somewhat frantic, muffled voice is heard off camera, saying “Door. The door. THE DOOR!” Only then do the doors open.
  • When David rushes out the front doors calling for his mother, a flannel-shirt clad arm can be seen to the right of the doorway, presumably the stagehand who had just opened the doors.
  • With all the concern Roger and Liz have about Laura's health, it is interesting neither have thought to call the sanitarium where she was institutionalized. With Roger being still her husband, and in the days before HIPAA, the sanitarium might have given him a full report. In any case, should Laura ever actually start a custody proceeding over David, the court would very likely want to hear from her doctors.

End credits announcement[]

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 130 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Commentary- Episode 130: Someone should watch you

Dark Shadows Before I Die- Episode 130: 12/23/66