Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)


Art Wallace


John Sedwick


August 18, 1966


August 4, 1966


Complete: Disc 5
Beginning 2: Disc 1

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Bill offers Burke a deal: if Burke will leave town, Bill will do his best to clear him of the manslaughter charge.

Synopsis Edit

My name is Victoria Winters. The strands of fear seem to bind Collinwood to much of the outside world, fear I don't quite understand, fear that reaches down to others and holds them in its grip, a grip that draws more and more tightly every minute.

Roger hides and eavesdrops on the discussion between Burke and Sam, during which Sam again attempts to get out of the deal, after he tries postponing it with a lie about having a headache. Burke again persists. Sam begins to sketch Burke while they talk about Colinwood.

Bill tells Elizabeth that Burke's been inquiring into the Collins family business. Bill is worried that Elizabeth will be destroyed by Burke. He asks for authority to do whatever it takes to stop young Devlin. Ned Calder gets back to Elizabeth; Bill is pleased that the old business manager of 15 years might come back because he's the perfect man to stop Burke.

Burke pushes Sam enough to uncover his dissembling after posing for awhile, then gets a call from Malloy. He dashes off and Roger emerges, saying he could kill Evans. Roger offers the painter a $6000 bribe, but Sam doesn't want to run from his problems.

Bill offers to help Burke clear his name if he stays away from Carolyn, Elizabeth, and David (but not Roger). Roger again threatens Sam and learns about the letter. Malloy shows up at Sam's.

Memorable quotes Edit

Burke: (while Roger is hiding) You're not hiding a lady love in the bedroom, are you Sam?

Sam: Questions don't mean a thing. The only points of value are answers, and I didn't give him any.

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 37.
  • Roger has taken his forehead bandage off for the first time in this episode and a poorly drawn stitched scar is seen.

Story Edit

  • Bill references Captain Ahab from Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick.
  • Roger offers Sam $6,000 as a bribe, which adjusted for inflation would be worth $42,000 in 2014.
  • TIMELINE: It's the "first thing in the morning" when Roger visits Sam. Roger has removed his bandage; there is a scar from the car accident.

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Before the episode starts, announcer Bob Lloyd gets the date wrong.
  • Roger's scar is obviously drawn on. In the next episode, makeup staff did a more realistic job on scar.

End credit announcements Edit

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 39 on the IMDb

The Collinsport Historical Society - Dark Shadows Diary - Episode 39

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