The girls make their way to the old house. They knock on the door, and Vicki says she hopes Barnabas is home. Carolyn says they should go, and Vicki gives up. As they're leaving, the front door creaks open. Vicki calls for Barnabas or Willie. She steps in and doesn't see anyone. As she enters, Carolyn says they shouldn't go in. Vicki says that Barnabas invited them at any time. She wants Carolyn to see the difference in the house, and she reluctantly comes in. She's shocked by how it looks. She's impressed by Willie's work and Barnabas' taste. They see the portrait of Barnabas in progress, and Carolyn says that it could almost be the same man as the man in the portrait of the main house, as done by a different artist. Vicki goes upstairs to see the rest of the house. Carolyn discourages her, but joins her rather than staying alone downstairs.
Vicki asks Willie to tell Barnabas how impressed they are with the restoration, and Barnabas steps in to say that they can tell him themselves. They asks about the room upstairs, and Barnabas says that the room had been Josette's. Vicki says she was sure it was Josette's room because of the jasmine perfume. Willie says that it's getting dark, and they should be leaving. Carolyn says her mother doesn't want them out after dark with everything going on in town. Barnabas asks if there's any news about Maggie. They tell him there's not. Vicki asks Barnabas about the story he told them the other night, and who the woman was. Barnabas says it was Josette Collins. She then asks who her lover was, and Barnabas says that no one knows, as it wasn't recorded.
After they leave, Barnabas points out that Willie gets upset when anyone talks to Barnabas. He says he can't help it, and Barnabas says he'll learn. He sends Willie to make arrangements for their dinner guest.
Back at the main house, Liz says she doesn't want the girls wandering around with Willie Loomis at the old house. They describe the restoration, and the room upstairs restored just like it had been when Josette lived there. Liz can't understand why he'd restore that room.
Barnabas sits down for dinner and asks Willie to show in their guest. Barnabas stands as Maggie comes downstairs, music box in hand. He kisses her hand and welcomes her as Josette.
John: Quite the headline and photo of Maggie on the front page of The Collinsport Star!
Christine: Why is Liz so sure that Maggie has been abducted? I think most people would assume she's dead, considering she was dead when last seen at the hospital.
John: Vicki just makes herself at home at the old house. Who'd have thought that Carolyn would be the reasonable one suggesting that they shouldn't just snoop around uninvited. I almost think the roles would have been more natural if they were reversed.
Christine: That did seem out of sorts, though Vicki continues to have an interest in the Collins' history―especially Josette―that seems to overwhelm her good judgement.
Christine: Maybe she's staying in the secret room where Matthew kept Vicki. I don't think Barnabas' coffin is big enough for the two of them. Why is she wearing the wedding dress? Are they getting married tonight, or does Barnabas plan to have her always wear it? Creepy!
|Admiring Willie's enforced labor.|
|It is a lovely chandelier.|
|I don't think Sam's got the hands quite right yet.|