(from darkshadows.com): Victoria Winters travels to Collinsport by train from New York to be the governess of David Collins. She has been hired under mysterious circumstances, by Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, against the will of her brother, Roger Collins (father to David). Victoria, an orphan, believes that the job might lead her to find something about her past. Burke Devlin arrives on the same train after several years away from Collinsport. Burke has a private investigator checking up on the Collins family. Maggie Evans warns Victoria about the Collins family, but Victoria goes to Collinwood anyway.