Victoria Winters travels to Collinsport, Maine after being hired as a governess by Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Arriving in Collinsport on the same train is Burke Devlin, a mysterious man who is eager to know more about the Collins family.
Roger searches for Sam Evans after learning that Burke has returned to town. At the Blue Whale, Burke seeks information from Joe Haskell. At Collinwood, Victoria meets Carolyn Stoddard, who gives her a tour of the great house.
Roger tells Elizabeth about Burke Devlin arriving on the same train as Victoria and demands that they question her. Victoria hears strange noises in the night.
Victoria searches for David, who has gone missing. She goes down into the basement and meets Matthew Morgan, who tells her to mind her own business. Meanwhile, Elizabeth talks to David and realizes he doesn't want Victoria there because he is scared she'll keep his mother away.
While Roger worries about Burke Devlin, thinking he has come back to get revenge, Victoria goes to the Collinsport Inn to call the foundling home. While there, she runs into Burke Devlin.
Carolyn tries to find out why Elizabeth hired Victoria to come to Collinwood. Meanwhile, Victoria calls the foundling home and discovers that they have never heard of Mrs. Stoddard or the Collins family.
Roger believes that Burke blames him for the time he spent in prison. Victoria talks with Matthew hoping to find some connection with the Collins family and her past.
Elizabeth hears David saying strange things while he sleeps. Roger believes that Burke tampered with the brakes on his car and caused his accident.
In town, while searching for Carolyn, Bill strikes up a conversation with Sam. Carolyn and Joe discuss their relationship
Victoria goes with Roger to confront Burke at the Collinsport Inn. Maggie continues to worry about her father and his connection with Roger and Burke.
Victoria receives a letter from the foundling home telling her that she has been investigated by private investigator Wilbur Strake. Bill interrogates Burke about Strake. Elizabeth wants Carolyn to leave town until Burke is gone.
Roger worries about what Sam may have told Bill Malloy. Maggie tries to find out from Sam what is troubling him.
Sam goes to Collinwood and speaks with Elizabeth. Burke meets with with James Blair in Bangor, and they plot on how they are going to take over the Collinwood empire. Carolyn shows up in Bangor and joins Burke for lunch.
After finding out that Bill Malloy is dead, Burke demands answers from Sheriff Patterson. Victoria makes plans to have dinner with Maggie and Sam in a further attempt to investigate her unknown past.
Victoria visits Maggie and Sam to have dinner. One of Sam's paintings provides might prove to be a clue to Victoria's past. Meanwhile, Burke continues to seek answers from Sheriff Patterson about Bill Malloy's death.
Joe and Carolyn discuss Bill's death at the Blue Whale. Matthew plans to speak with Burke. Maggie goes to Collinwood to speak with Roger and meets Elizabeth.
Burke comes to Collinwood to have it out with Roger. Roger interrogates Sam at the Blue Whale about Sam's meeting with the sheriff.
Maggie provides an alibi for her father to the sheriff. Burke confides in Carolyn that he was wrongly convicted for Roger's crime. Sheriff Patterson questions Bill Malloy's housekeeper, Mrs. Johnson, about her former employer's death.
Burke visits Collinwood and tells Elizabeth that he now plans to aggressively take away Collinwood and everything that the Collins family owns.
Matthew continues to make threats towards Burke. Elizabeth calls Mrs. Johnson and offers her the job of housekeeper.
Victoria plans a trip to Bangor to investigate the clue she found in the closed-off wing of Collinwood. Victoria tells Burke about the ghost of Bill Malloy.
In Bangor, Victoria visits the Collins family lawyers, father-and-son team Richard and Frank Garner, in an attempt to find more information about her past.
Roger explains to Victoria what happened the night of Bill Malloy's death. David visits the Old House to seek advice from Josette's ghost. Burke and Carolyn have a date at the Blue Whale.
After having finally been rescued from Matthew, Victoria is brought home to Collinwood where she tells of her unbelievable encounter with the ghost of Josette Collins.