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Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)


Francis Swann


John Sedwick


August 24, 1966


August 10, 1966


Complete: Disc 5
Beginning 2: Disc 1

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Bill admits he would do anything to protect Elizabeth. He suspects Sam has some special knowledge.


My name is Victoria Winters. I live and work in this great and gloomy house, where my life and destiny are bound to the whims of the Collins family, just as is the life of everyone who lives or works in Collinsport.

Maggie and Bill talk about the Sam/Burke/Roger debacle. Victoria comes in and Malloy leaves in a rush. Maggie tells Victoria that her pop (whom Victoria doesn't know she's met) declined about 10 years ago after a big art sale... to someone she doesn't know. Malloy has a 20-year-old secret and he and Joe commiserate. Victoria is invited to Maggie's for dinner. Victoria leaves and Sam enters. Sam goes to the Blue Whale in pursuit of Malloy. Were Bill and Elizabeth an item? Sounds like it, until a smooth talker stole her away. Bill and Sam chat about the accident. Bill asks Sam if he has seen Roger. Bill says he has learned much, much too much ... Joe goes back to Collinwoodto report that he has found Bill. While he is there, Carolyn calls from Bangor. she tells Vicki she had lunch with Burke but will be home for dinner. Joe is upset that Carolyn is chasing after Burke. Vicki tells him not to worry. It's just cause Burke is new and Different. she will lose interest in him soon. Back at the Blue Whale, Bill and Sam discuss that the problems go back to when Burke was dating Laura Collins before the accident that sent Burke to prison.

Memorable quotes[]

Bill: Maggie, I like your father, and I'm worried about him.
Maggie: I think you're worried too much.
Bill: Do you, uh... you'd want to help him if you thought he was in any kind of trouble, wouldn't you?
Maggie: Mr. Malloy, I think every member of the Evans family was born already in trouble. On some of us, it just doesn't show as much.

Maggie: I think Mr. Malloy has bad news for everybody. You know, like that little comic strip character that walks around with a dark cloud over his head?
Victoria: Except that his bad news is funny.

Bill: There isn't enough whiskey in the world to blot out facts that must be faced.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]



  • Maggie mentions a cartoon character with a permanent cloud over his head. This would appear to refer to the character of Joe Btfsplk from Lil Abner cartoons by Al Capp.
  • Bill talks about 20 years ago having had a problem dealing with Elizabeth when Elizabeth and Paul Stoddard became a couple. He says he didn't do anything about the problem until it was too late.
  • Bill appears to be in on the Burke Devlin manslaughter/car driving situation.
  • 10 years ago, Sam sold some of his paintings for money. He blew that money, forcing Maggie to go to work in the diner.
  • In 1966, the price of a cup of coffee at the Collinsport Inn restaurant was a dime (10 cents USD).
  • TIMELINE: It was last night when Joe arrived at Collinwood drunk. It's late when Victoria leaves Maggie at the Collinsport Inn. It was that afternoon when Sam went to Collinwood.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • As Maggie talks to Bill actress Kathryn Leigh Scott drops a donut off a plate and doesn't pick it up. [Addendum: This happens early in the episode at the very bottom of the screen just as Bill Malloy asks about her father "I mean just recently, has he changed towards you?"]
  • Bill says it was "last night" when he last met with Sam; however, it was that same morning when Bill visited.
  • When Bill Malloy leaves the hotel diner after talking with Victoria, Victoria's glass of soda is full. When the scene resumes a substantial amount of soda has been drunk but only a second has passed since the commercial break when Malloy left and Maggie sits in his chair.
  • Bill refers to Collinsport as a township. In Maine, the term "township" refers only to unincorporated rural lands with little to no population that are not part of any municipality. Collinsport would properly be called the Town of Collinsport.
  • Sam takes a donut off of the covered plate and starts to eat it but abandons it on the counter to head to the Blue Whale. He doesn't seem concerned that he hasn't paid for it or that his daughter has to clean it up.
  • Vicki tells Maggie that she's never met her father, even though she had multiple scenes with Sam in the earliest episodes. Sam, in fact, was among the first people Vicki met in Collinwood. [This is not an error nor continuity problem. Vicki had no reason to believe the man she had met was Maggie's father]

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 43 on the IMDb

The Collinsport Historical Society - Dark Shadows Diary - Episode 43

Dark Shadows Commentary- Episode 43: Do you think they'd tell me?

Dark Shadows Before I Die- Episode 43:8/24/66