In this episode, we find out that Burke Devlin has hired someone to do some digging into the Collins' family history.
While hanging out in the Blue Whale, he comes across Carolyn Stoddard, daughter of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, who by all accounts hasn't left Collinwood in 18 years. She's dancing with everyone in the place except her boyfriend Joe Haskell. After Joe gets in a fight with several of the locals, Devlin steps in, threatens to take Carolyn over his knee, and asks Joe to come back and see him after he deposits her at home.
Meanwhile, back at the house, Victoria gets a brief tour, and meets Roger while overlooking the ocean at Widows' Hill. He's as friendly as can be, and quite open about the strangeness of the family until Victoria happens to mention having met Burke Devlin, which sends Roger off in a rage.
We still don't know why Victoria was hired. Elizabeth makes up a story about Roger having received a recommendation, and he basically says if Elizabeth says so, it must be true. As I mentioned yesterday, I have watched a stretch of episodes that give me insight into more of what is going on with a number of these characters, but I can't help but think even if I didn't already know some of their secrets, the show is somewhat compelling in making me want to find out more about them.
I am particularly fond of Burke Devlin, portrayed by Mitchell Ryan. I'll always think of him as the particularly nasty bad guy General Peter McAllister from Lethal Weapon, but I also loved his performances as Charlie McCoy in Magnum Force, and Minnie Driver's dad in Gross Pointe Blank.
Robert Cobert not only consistently pumps out great spooky music, he does some wild rock and roll numbers for the scenes in the Blue Whale.
I've got a long, long way to go, but for now, I'm excited to continue!