Bringing David back to Collinwood, Burke produces the missing "bleeder valve" which caused Roger's car to crash. Burke claims he picked up David wandering in Collinsport, and they found the auto part on the road where the accident occurred. However, Vicki identifies the "bleeder valve" is the one she found in David's drawer. Burke's lie unravels after Carolyn calls to tell Roger she saw Burke and David leave his hotel room earlier. However, the bouncing "bleeder valve" story is not exactly resolved, yet. Later, Burke has a warning for Vicki...
This episode culminates the growing friendship between Burke and David. They've discussed Burke's past with Roger and David's mother. Burke reveals his poor background, which included being severely beaten by his father. Ten years earlier he began working for the Collins family, quickly becoming Roger's pal and drinking buddy. Laura moved to Collinsport, dated Burke, then switched to Roger. David shows Burke a picture of his mother, and Burke tells David the three were close. At this point, missing mother Laura Collins is "in the hospital..."
**** Dark Shadows 1966 ABC #31 (8/8/66) John Sedwick ~ Alexandra Moltke, Mitchell Ryan, Louis Edmonds, David Henesy
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