Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)


Francis Swann


Lela Swift


August 12, 1966


August 26, 1966


Complete: Disc 6
Beginning 2: Disc 2

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Bill tells Burke to meet him at Roger's office later that night, and that he will help clear everything up.


My name is Victoria Winters. I have been swept up in the whirlpool of emotions that has, as its vortex, this great house called Collinwood. And others are swept along in the same inexorable tide.

Bill calls Burke on his interest in buying up the Collins properties. Bill calls Burke on his treachery and trickery after Burke again professes his innocence. Bill tells Burke he'll help him prove his innocence if he leaves Elizabeth alone. They talk about Roger and Burke tells Bill he's the most honest person he's ever known. Carolyn visits Roger at work and is impressed that he knows what is his job and what is Hanley's. Bill shows up and Carolyn leaves. Bill flatly states that he believes Elizabeth kept Roger out of prison; Roger evades the matter. Bill tells Roger that Sam Evans knows something. Roger bluffs but after Bill leaves. Carolyn brags about her gift to her uncle. Roger scolds Carolyn about excepting gifts from Burke Devlin who tries to destroy him, he takes it away from her with the supposition that he will return it to Burke. Later they make up and Carolyn admits she followed Burke to Bangor and refuses to accept Roger's offer to give her back the pen. Malloy sets up a meeting with Burke at Roger's office at 11 PM to show his hole card.

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Background information and notes


  • Roger's office at the cannery makes its first appearance.
  • The set design for Roger's office is one of the most frequently redressed flats throughout the show's run. The hearth and fireplace was built as a separate insert. The hearth is 3 feet 6 inches in height and is framed by plastic brick. The lintel frames running around the room over the doors and windows are made of clear pine, and the horizontal and vertical wood paneling is made of knotty pine planks. The walls are made of coarse plaster. One of the most identifiable features of this set design is the two windows side by side at the far wall, built with two pairs of two-fold shutters with recessed panels. The window panes are three wide and six deep, and the window glass is made with pebble plastic. Each window is 4 feet 8 inches in height, 2 feet 8 inches wide, and there is a 4-foot width between the two windows.
  • First appearance of the Smith Brothers portrait.
  • The barometer hanging on the wall in the left corner will eventually be seen in the Collinwood study from 1967 onward as will the brown wing chair below it (214).


Bloopers and continuity errors

  • In this episode Josette's maiden name is said to have been Lafreniere. Later in the the series Josette's maiden name is DuPres. 
  • In the clapboard sequence, two people can be heard talking.
  • Actor Mitchell Ryan does something odd with his waistband and his hand, possibly a concealed cue card.
  • Roger and Mr Malloy meeting: Roger ends the scene throwing at dart board with no sound on impact.

End credits announcement

External Links 

Dark Shadows - Episode 45 on the IMDb

The Collinsport Historical Society - Dark Shadows Diary - Episode 45

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