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Episode 220
(COL 1/DISK 2 #1)

Tape Date: April 25, 1967
Air Date: May 1, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
11
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. There is a strange illness at Collinwood. An illness that has caused a collapse and loss of strength, an illness that appears with the daylight and disappears as the sun sets and the darkness grows.

Willie is lying in bed. He awakens. He gets out of bed and goes to look out the window. He sees that it is night. He goes back to the bed, sits down and starts to put on his socks. Jason McGuire comes in and asks, "What are you doing out of bed?" Willie replies, "I thought I'd get dressed". Jason asks, "What for?" Willie replies, "I don't know". Jason asks, "How do you feel?" Willie replies, "Better". Jason remarks, "You're almost your old self again. It's hard to believe that just a few hours ago, you were collapsing from loss of blood. How can that be? Can you explain that to me, Willie?". Willie remains silent, offering no explanation. Jason growls, "Won't confide in me, will you?" He accuses Willie of having something going he won't tell him about. He tells Willie that if won't confide in him, their partnership is dissolved. He adds, "I'm going to have to send you away from Collinwood". Willie does not argue. He is strangely compliant. Jason tells Willie, in a rather sad voice, "I wish I could help you. You act like a man who has no hope, like someone who's dead and buried". Willie reacts strangely to this comment. Jason tells him, "I've got the money in my room. I'll go get it and meet you downstairs. You've become a man of mystery, Willie, a man who goes to cemeteries and disappears. I wish I knew what happened to you in that cemetery". Jason leaves.

A few seconds later, there's a knock at the door. Willie opens it. It is Vicki, carrying a tray of food. She tells Willie, "Mrs. Johnson asked me to bring you dinner. I thought you'd be in bed". Willie replies, "I feel better now". Vicki puts the tray down at a table and remarks, "The doctor prescribed a special diet for you. Mrs. Johnson fixed this for you. She seems to like you. She says that she thinks that under that coarse exterior you're really a good person". Willie asks, "And you?" Vicki replies, "I'd rather not say". Willie tells Vicki, "Vicki. I'm going to leave here soon, and I just wanted to tell you I've been a louse. I sorry for everything I've done". Vicki remarks, "You're being awful remorseful. What's making you this way? Is it the illness?" Willie replies, "Yes. The illness is making me remorseful".

Down in the drawing room, Elizabeth exclaims, "Pleased? Pleased is hardly the word!" She is ecstatic that Jason has just told her that Willie is leaving. Willie comes into the room. Jason remarks, "Well, Liz, he'll be going now". Willie announces, "Wait. I have something I have to tell Mrs. Stoddard". Elizabeth replies, "I'm not interested". Willie protests, "It's important!", but Elizabeth just turns and walks away, not wanting to hear another word from him. Jason tells Willie, "Come on, let's go" and takes him out into the foyer and to the front doors. There, he asks him, "What were you going to say to her? Your conscience has been playing tricks on you lately, Willie. You were going to tell her all about my plans, weren't you?" Willie swears, "No. It was something else". Jason gives Willie the money. He is surprised to find that Willie doesn't seem to care that much about it. He tells him, "Now you go to the hotel. Rest up. I'll be by to see you before you go". Willie moans, "What's going to happen to me?" Jason replies, "That's up to you, isn't it?" Willie replies, cryptically, "No. It isn't up to me".

The clock in the foyer reads 7:30. Barnabas has dropped by. He apologizes to Elizabeth, "I seem to have developed a habit of dropping by unannounced". Elizabeth tells him not to worry, saying, "I wanted to reach you anyway, but didn't know your number". Barnabas tells her why he came, "I'm anxious about moving into the old house. Have you come to a decision yet?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. You're welcome to live in the old house as long as you want". Barnabas thanks her effusively. Elizabeth asks, "When are you planning on moving in?" Barnabas replies, "Almost immediately". Elizabeth remarks that the old house is a mess and tells him, "You'll need someone to help you clean it up". Barnabas replies, "I've already made preparations for that". Elizabeth tells him, "I'll get you the keys". Barnabas, puzzled, asks, "But I thought everything was pretty much open". Elizabeth replies, "Yes, but you'll probably want to lock things up". Vicki comes into the foyer. Elizabeth tells her, "Vicki, Mr. Collins is going to move into the old house". Vicki, surprised, exclaims, "You mean he actually wants to live there?!". Barnabas replies, in a rather strange tone of voice, "Yes. Live. That's exactly what I intend to do". Elizabeth leaves to get the keys.

Vicki tells Barnabas, "But the old house is in such bad condition". Barnabas tells her, "I plan to restore parts of the house to its original condition". Vicki remarks, "I'd like to see". Barnabas tells her, "You're welcome to come anytime". Elizabeth returns with the keys and gives them to Barnabas. She wishes him luck. Barnabas tells her, "I must leave now. I have an awful lot to do". He says goodbye and leaves. Vicki remarks, "He's a curious man". Elizabeth replies, "Yes he is". The conversation turns to Willie. Vicki tells Elizabeth, "Willie's gone. It was strange. He apologized to me before he left. He seemed different, almost defeated". Elizabeth remarks, "Illness often does that to people. In Willie's case, I have the feeling he'll revert to his old self soon". Vicki replies, "I don't think so. I have the feeling it's permanent".

Barnabas opens the door to the old house and goes in. He looks around and smiles, then says, "Where are you? What are you waiting for?" Willie steps out of the fog outside and comes in through the front doors, closing them behind him. Barnabas tells him, "This will be our home from now on. There will be much for you to do. It's time for you to go out. You know what you have to do". Willie begs, "I can't", grabbing the banister. Barnabas tells him sternly, "You no longer have anything say about what you do". Willie trembles in terror. Barnabas points to the front doors and orders, "Go! Now!". Willie leaves as ordered.

 

 

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Episode 221
(COL 1/DISK 2 #2)

Tape Date: April 26, 1967
Air Date: May 2, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
12
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell

My name is Victoria Winters. The residents of Collinwood are aware of a stranger in their midst, a man whose presence is felt by all. Others far away from the great house are soon to be aware of his presence, and are soon to be aware of the mystery that surrounds him.

It is closing time at the diner. Maggie, looking very tired, takes off her waitress hat and pours herself a cup of coffee. Sipping the coffee, she goes and locks the front door. She takes her purse, turns off the lights, then goes out into the adjoining lobby. There, she puts on her coat and looks into the mirror and fixes her hair. As she turns away from the mirror, she is startled to see a man standing behind her and exclaims, "Oh!" It is Barnabas. He apologizes for startling her. Maggie replies, "I didn't hear you come in". Barnabas asks, "Is it too late to get a cup of coffee here?" Maggie replies, "Sorry, we're closed". Barnabas asks, "Is there anywhere else around here I can get a cup of coffee?" Maggie replies, "No. Everything else is closed too. Here in Collinsport we roll up the carpet as soon as the sun goes down". Barnabas begins to ramble on about how lonely the night is. After a few minutes, he apologizes for rambling on and detaining her. He tells her, "Goodnight" and turns to leave, but just as he gets to the door, Maggie shouts, "Mister! Wait! I think I forgot to clean the other coffeepot!" She invites him back into the diner for a cup of coffee.

Inside the diner, Barnabas sits down at a table. Maggie goes to the counter and pours a cup of coffee for him from the dregs at the bottom of a pot, warning him, "This is going to be pretty strong!" She gives him the
coffee and asks, "Are you passing through?" Barnabas replies, "No. I'm going to be living here". Maggie asks, "Do you have family here?" Barnabas replies, "I'm related to the Collins's". Maggie is surprised and exclaims, "You're a Collins?!" Barnabas replies, "Yes. Barnabas Collins". He explains that he is a cousin of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Maggie remarks, "A new Collins in town. That's big news! I'm surprised everyone in town isn't talking about it!" Barnabas explains, "I've had little contact with anyone except the family". Maggie asks, "Are you staying at Collinwood?" Barnabas replies, "No. I'm staying at the original home". Maggie, surprised, asks, "The old house?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Maggie tells him, "You know, there are rumors about that old house. They say it's haunted". Barnabas replies, "I never listen to rumors". Maggie tells him, "That makes you unique around here". Barnabas makes a cryptic remark, "Uniqueness is not always good. It sets you apart from other men". Maggie notices the cane Barnabas is carrying and remarks on it. Barnabas tells her, "It's very old. It's my most prized possession. I'd part with my life before I'd part with it. It's part of my family tradition". Maggie goes to heat up the coffee. Barnabas places his cane on one of the unoccupied chairs at the table, a sly look on his face. Maggie notes that dogs are howling outside. Maggie tells Barnabas, "Listen. They were howling like that last night too". Barnabas remarks, "Were they?" Maggie wonders, "I wonder what they're howling about?" Barnabas echoes, "Yes. I wonder". Both Barnabas and Maggie sip their coffee, Maggie having poured herself a cup too. Maggie remarks, "I wish those dogs would stop howling. They're making me nervous". Barnabas thanks Maggie for the coffee and gets up to leave. Maggie tells him, "By the way, I'm Maggie Evans". Barnabas remarks, "Evans. Now why does that name seem familiar?" Maggie tells him, "My father is an artist. Maybe you've heard of him". Barnabas tells her, "Goodnight" and leaves.

A few seconds later, Joe Haskell comes walking into the diner and exclaims, "Maggie!" Maggie replies, "Joe! What are you doing here? I thought you were working the night shift tonight!" Joe tells her, "I took off early tonight. I was worried about you". He asks, "Haven't you heard about the Ackerman girl?" Maggie asks, "Jane Ackerman?" Joe replies, "Yes", and tells her a local girl was attacked last night, but managed to struggle free and get away. He tells her, "I don't like the idea of you being here alone with some nut running around". Maggie replies, "I wasn't alone. I had a customer. I'm surprised you didn't run into him coming in. He left about 10 seconds before you came in. There's a new Collins in Collinsport. He said he was Barnabas Collins and was a cousin of Elizabeth Stoddard. He said he came to Collinsport to live. I felt sorry for him. He seemed sort of sad, like he's been lonely all his life". Joe suggests, "Let's go to the Blue Whale". As they are about to leave, Maggie notices that Barnabas has left his cane hanging on a chair. She tells Joe, "He left his cane here!" and suggests to him that they return it to him. Joe asks, "Can't that wait till morning?" Maggie replies, "I wouldn't feel comfortable keeping something so valuable overnight. I'd feel better if we returned it as soon as possible. Come on, Joe, we know where he's living and it wouldn't take more than 10 minutes to drive up there". Joe gives in and agrees. The dogs continue to howl outside. Joe wonders, "I wonder why those dogs are kicking up such a fuss". Maggie replies, "I don't know, but I wish they would stop. They're giving me the creeps".

Maggie and Joe go to the old house. Maggie is surprised to see that no lights are on. They knock at the door, but receive no answer. They decide that no one's home and decide to leave and return the cane in the morning. But just as they have turned to leave, they hear the door opening. They turn back and find that it's open a crack. Joe shouts, "Hello? Hello?" but receives no answer. They decide it must have been the wind, but go in to make sure. Inside, they find that the living room has been cleaned up a bit and is lit by a great many candles in various candlesticks. Seeing the candles, Maggie remarks, "Someone must be here". Joe tells Maggie, "Stay here. I'll look upstairs. I know the place better". Joe goes upstairs. Maggie looks around the living room. She turns and suddenly gasps, "Oh!", seeing a man standing there. She is relieved to see that it's Barnabas. Once again, Barnabas apologizes, "Sorry if I startled you". Once again, Maggie tells him, "I didn't hear you come in". Barnabas asks, "What brings you here?" Maggie gives him the cane and replies, "You left this at the coffee shop". She explains, "You told me it was valuable, so I wanted to return it right away. I hope you don't mind us just coming in here. We..." Barnabas asks, "We?" Maggie explains, "I came with my boyfriend Joe. He's upstairs.." Joe comes back downstairs. He apologizes to Barnabas for coming in united. Barnabas thanks Joe and Maggie for returning the cane. He asks, "Can I offer you anything to drink?" Joe declines, saying it's late. He and Maggie leave.

Willie comes into the living room and asks Barnabas, "Why were they here?" Barnabas replies, "Willie, you're not supposed to be here. You've got a job to do". But Willie, now with a surprising backbone to his voice, asks, "Where did you meet that girl? What are you planning to do with her? What?" Barnabas replies, "Nothing".

Joe and Maggie arrive at the Evan's Cottage. They discuss how strange it is that Barnabas would want to live at the old house. Maggie asks, "What did you think of him?" Joe replies, "He was very polite". Maggie tells him, "Yes. He was polite. That's what's odd. When I was alone with him, for some reason, I felt afraid of him". Joe replies, "It was probably just the old house". Maggie agrees, "Yes. That's probably it. There's no reason for me to be afraid of Mr. Collins!"

Willie continues to badger Barnabas, "What are you going to do with that girl?" Barnabas insists, "Nothing!" Willie tells him, "I don't believe you. I saw the way you looked at her when she was leaving. Why did she come here?" Barnabas replies, "I left my cane at the coffee shop and she was returning it". Willie accuses him, "You left it there on purpose, didn't you?" Barnabas, tired of Willie's questions, tells him, "You have a job to do". Willie refuses, saying, "No. I can't do that again!". Barnabas stares at Willie and orders, "You must". Willie cowers and whines, "Don't look at me that way. I'll go" and leaves.

Barnabas takes one of the many candles burning in the room and goes to the window and looks out it.

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie is staring out the window too. Joe is talking to her, but suddenly notices that she doesn't appear to be listening to him. He asks, "What's the matter?" Maggie turns from the window and asks, "What?" Joe asks, "You look strange. What's the matter?" Maggie replies, "I'm not sure. Have you ever had that sense of being stared at? like someone was staring at you? I just had that feeling, like someone was staring at me, looking right through me!."

At the old house, Barnabas is holding the candle and staring out the window...

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Episode 222
(COL 1/DISK 2 #3)

Tape Date: April 27, 1967
Air Date: May 3, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
13
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The past and the present have intermingled at Collinwood and the ancestral home has become a source of strange occurrences and strong curiosities. A foreboding structure can attract the least suspecting.

It is the next day. Willie Loomis is in the old house lighting candles. There's a knock at the door. This causes Willie to look very apprehensive. He does not go to answer it. After a few more knocks, Vicki come in and asks, "Mr. Collins?" She walks into the living room and is startled to see Willie there and gives a start. Willie tells her, "Don't be frightened". Vicki replies, "You startled me. I had thought you had gone away. What are you doing here?" Willie tells her to go away. Vicki tells him, "I don't understand you". Willie replies, "Don't try to. Just get out of this house right away!". Vicki asks, "Why?" Willie replies, "It's just better if you do". He adds, "You have no right to be here". Vicki replies, "Yes I do. I came to see the man who lives here". Willie asks, "Barnabas Collins?" Vicki asks, "You know him? How" Willie replies, "Yes. I met him on the road. He had a flat tire. I fixed it for him. I work for him now". Vicki, surprised, asks, "Work for him?" Willie explains, "He needed someone handy with tools to fix the place up for him. Vicki, surprised, remarks, "I'm proud of you! You've changed so much!" She tells him, "Mrs. Stoddard sent me here to invite Mr. Collins to dinner". Willie tells her, "He isn't here". Vicki asks, "Will he be back soon?" Willie angrily shouts, "I don't know!", then quickly apologizes for getting angry. Vicki looks around and tells Willie, "You've done a nice job fixing up the place". She looks out the window and remarks, "You can see out the window now. Nice sunset". Willie exclaims, "Sunset?!" and gets very agitated. He tells Vicki, "You'd better go now!" Vicki suggests that she stay and wait for Barnabas, but Willie tells her, "He won't be back for some time! Go! Now!" Vicki, puzzled at Willie's strange behavior, remarks, "Sometimes I think I'll never understand you". Willie replies, "I'm not asking you to understand me! I'm asking you to go!" Vicki leaves. Barnabas comes into the room from somewhere and remarks, "You're a polite one, aren't you, Willie? You were in quite a rush to get her out of here. What's the matter? Are you afraid something might happen to her? How considerate of you, Willie, how very considerate!"

Maggie opens the door to the Evans Cottage and literally runs in, quickly closing the door behind her. She seems to be very afraid of something. She turns on a lamp, then takes off her coat. She still looks terrified. There's a knock at the door. Maggie looks even more frightened. She asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Barnabas Collins". Maggie asks, "Mr. Collins?" Barnabas replies, "That's right". Maggie opens the door a crack and seeing that it is Barnabas, greets him, "Mr. Collins". Barnabas replies, "Hello, Miss Evans. The expression on your face is one of surprise". Maggie replies, "I didn't expect to see you here". Barnabas asks, "May I come in? I'd like to speak to you. It won't take long" Maggie opens the door wider and lets him in. Barnabas remarks, "You seem disturbed. Is something wrong?" Maggie replies, "Yes. I think someone was following me". Barnabas remarks, "Following you? Let's look". He looks outside and announces that he doesn't see anyone outside. Maggie tells him, "I guess I was just nervous after what happened the other night". Barnabas asks, "What?" Maggie replies, "You haven't heard? A girl was attacked on the waterfront the other night near where I work. A man came up and grabbed her, but she managed to get away. And all those animals that have been attacked. Everyone in town's on edge right now. but I'm sure you didn't come here to discuss the crime rate in Collinsport. What did you want?" Barnabas tells her, "You mentioned that your father was an artist. I'd like to see some of his work". Maggie shows him some of Sam's paintings. Barnabas looks at them and announces, "Good! Quite good, in fact!" Sam comes in through the front door. Seeing Maggie, he says, "Glad to see you home!" After introducing Barnabas to Sam, Maggie asks her father, "Why were you so glad to see that I was home?" Sam replies, "I was worried about you". Maggie asks, "Why?" Sam replies, "About an hour ago, another girl was attacked". Barnabas asks, "What happened?" Sam replies, "Well, it was very much like the attack the other night. A girl was walking alone. She said someone was following her and jumped her. Luckily, a car turned the corner. The
attacker ran when the headlights shone on them". Barnabas asks, "Any idea who it was?" Sam replies, "No, the girl didn't see her attacker well enough to give a description". Sam tells Maggie, "I went to the diner to pick you up, but when I got there, I found you had closed up and left already. I rushed home as fast as the station wagon could carry me." Maggie tells him, "I wish you did pick me up. I think someone WAS following me". Sam tells her, "From now on, you're not to walk home from work anymore. You're going to take the station wagon". Maggie remarks, "Let's talk about something else. Mr. Collins came here to look at some of your paintings". Barnabas remarks, "I've already seen some and I like what I've seen very much". Sam asks, "Seen any you'd like to buy?" Barnabas replies, "Actually, I wasn't interested in buying a painting. I was interested in commissioning you to paint a portrait of me". They discuss the price. Barnabas asks, "Would $1000 be satisfactory?" Sam replies, "Very satisfactory!" Barnabas asks, "When can you start?" Sam replies, "Almost immediately. Drop by tomorrow morning and we'll start". Barnabas tells him, "No, I'm afraid we'll have to work another way. Do you have to do the painting here?" Sam replies, "No". Barnabas tells him, "Could we do it at my house?" Sam replies the he can. Barnabas asks, "Could you start tonight?" Sam replies that he can. Barnabas adds, "Oh yes. My days are quite busy. Is it possible for you to work ONLY at night?" Sam replies that he can. Barnabas tells him, "Good. See you shortly then. I'm quite lucky to find a man as talented as you in such a small town" and leaves.

Sam goes to the old house. Maggie has driven Sam there and come in to help him set things up. Barnabas asks if Maggie will be staying. Maggie replies, "No, I just drove my father here. I'll be back in a few hours to pick him up". Barnabas tells her, "We might be here all night. Don't worry. I'll make sure your father gets home safely". Maggie thanks him and leaves, saying she has to wake up early tomorrow to get to work. Barnabas remarks to Sam, "Your daughter is a very attractive girl". Sam sits Barnabas in a chair and poses him, his hands resting on his cane. Sam starts to work.

At Collinwood, there's a knock at the front door. Vicki answers. It's Maggie. Maggie tells her, "I happened to be on the property and thought I'd drop by and see you". She tells Vicki about Barnabas commissioning her father to do a portrait and explains, "I just dropped my father off at the old house". Vicki exclaims, "Wonderful!" Maggie sees the portrait on the wall and remarks, "It looks just like him!" She remarks that Barnabas seems to be a very nice man. Vicki agrees, adding, "He's from the European branch of the family". Maggie remarks, "Oh, THAT'S why he's so different".

It is hours later. At the old house, Sam is walking around, stretching his arms over his head and yawning. He remarks, "I guess it's time to finish up". A rooster crows. Sam looks at his wristwatch and remarks, "Looks like the sun will come up any minute now". Barnabas tells Sam, "Stop now!", but Sam looks at Barnabas and says, "Wait. There's a line there I haven't seen before. Let's get it in first". Barnabas announces, rather sternly, "I said we were finished!" But Sam is preoccupied with his work and doesn't seem to be listening. He goes to the canvas and, adding the line he has just seen in, announces, "Yes! That makes quite a difference! That's it. Let's call it a night". He looks up and is surprised to see that Barnabas is no longer sitting in the chair. He calls out, "Mr. Collins?" and looks around but finds that Barnabas is not in the room at all. Instead, he sees Willie standing there. He asks, "What are you doing here?" Willie replies, "Mr. Collins told me to drive you home". Sam asks, "You? Why you?" Willie explains, "I work for Mr. Collins". Sam asks, "Where'd he go? He was sitting there a few minutes ago. I need to talk to him. I have to know when the next sitting will be". Willie replies, "Mr. Collins said it will be after sunset tomorrow. Come on. Let's go". Sam leaves with Willie.

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Episode 223
(COL 1/DISK 2 #4)

Tape Date: April 28, 1967
Air Date: May 4, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
14
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. There is a fog that clings to the cliffs that mark the edge of Collinwood, a fog the sun cannot disperse. There is a man more frightening than the fog, more threatening. A man who was thought to be gone, but who still remains, a man who clings to Collinwood with more tenacity than the mists from the sea, a man whose presence inspires more unrest than fear, more mystery than anger.

Vicki and Elizabeth are in the drawing room. Elizabeth exclaims, "I don't understand! Why didn't you tell me about this immediately? I told Willie never to set foot on the grounds again! I'll have him thrown out immediately!" Vicki tells her, "But I haven't told you where I saw him. I saw him at the old house". Elizabeth remarks, "Oh, the old house. Then he's probably gone already. I'm sure Barnabas would know how to handle someone like Willie". Vicki explains, "No! Willie's living at the old house. Willie said he's working for Mr. Collins. He's moved in there with him!" Elizabeth exclaims, "That's impossible! Mr. Collins wouldn't want a man like Willie around! I'd better go tell Mr. Collins what kind of man Willie is". David comes down to remind Vicki that she had told him she was going to start his geography lessons on the Southern hemisphere. When David learns the Elizabeth is going to the old house, he asks to go too. Elizabeth tells him, "No, I'm going there to talk to your cousin". She tells Vicki, "Tell Mrs. Johnson I'll give her the menu for dinner when I come back" and leaves. David complains, "It's not fair! I can't go there alone now, and she won't let me go with her either!" Vicki asks, "What's wrong?" David tells her he's upset that Barnabas has taken over the old house and is changing it around.

Elizabeth knocks at the door of the old house, but there is no answer, so she tries the door, and finding it unlocked, goes in. She calls out, "Barnabas?", but receives no answer. She walks around and looks around. She sees the portrait of Barnabas that Sam has started working on. As she is looking at it, she hears the front doors open behind her. She looks and is surprised to see that it's her nephew. She exclaims, "David! What are you doing here?" David replies, "I had to! I had to see the changes!" He looks around and remarks, "It's so different! It feels different. It's like a new house, a new place. The air is different". He looks over the fireplace and, noticing that the portrait of Josette is no longer there, exclaims, "Of course! That's what's different! Over the mantelpiece!" Elizabeth looks and says, "But there's nothing there". David replies, "That's what I mean. The portrait of Josette is gone! That's why it smells different. It used to smell like jasmine here when the picture was here". Elizabeth tells him, "It must be your imagination". David starts up the stairs. Elizabeth asks him where he's going. He tells her he's going to look for the portrait. Elizabeth refuses to let him go upstairs, saying, "Your cousin lives here now. You can't go running around here like you used to". David moans, "She's gone. She's gone. She's not watching over us anymore".

At Collinwood, Vicki is in the foyer with Burke Devlin. She shows him the picture of Barnabas and tells him, "He looks exactly like his ancestor!" Burke remarks, "I'm more concerned with the fact that he hired Willie. He doesn't seem too bright". Vicki protests, "He's very intelligent!". Burke replies, "Doesn't seem like it". They go into the drawing room. Burke asks how Elizabeth is. Vicki replies, "She hasn't been the same since Jason McGuire came. What did you want to talk to her about?" Burke tells her, "She's done something very strange, something very unlike her". Vicki asks, "What?" Burke replies, "I think I'd better talk to her about that". He again mutters, "It's not like her, not like her at all".

Elizabeth, having returned from the old house, is with Burke in the study. Burke asks her, "Why did you sell that parcel of seaside property just north of town to Hackett?" Elizabeth asks, "How did you know about that?" Burke replies, "You know neither your nor I can do a bit of business in this town without the other finding out. Now why did you sell that land to Hackett?" Elizabeth asks, "What business is that to you?" Burke replies, "You know what Hackett will do. He'll ruin it! Why did you sell it to him? If you wanted to sell it, why didn't you sell it to me? So you needed ready cash. I would've given you cash for it." Elizabeth asks, "Who said I needed ready cash?" Burke replies, "It's obvious! It's the only reason you would've sold it to someone like Hackett". Elizabeth denies this and refuses to talk about it further, telling Burke, "Sorry, Burke, but I'm very busy". Burke remarks, "By the way, Vicki said your cousin's hired Willie to work for him". Elizabeth assures him, "Willie must have managed to fool Barnabas. I'm sure once Barnabas finds out about Willie, he'll be gone". Burke offers to help Barnabas. Elizabeth assures him, "He won't need any help. He'll be able to handle it. He's a Collins, a true Collins."

Burke goes out into the foyer and finds David sitting on the stairs moping. He asks him, "What's the matter?" David replies, "I think I'm mad at my cousin. I like him, but he's done something I don't like. He's moved into the old house and changed things". He elucidates, "I don't mind him removing the cobwebs and stuff like that, but he's taken down the portrait of Josette. I feel that with the portrait of Josette gone, Josette's gone. When I used to go to the old house, I always felt like she was there with me". Burke suggests, "If you like the portrait do much, maybe Mr. Collins will give it to you". David brightens up and asks, "Think he will?" Burke tells him, "Ask him". David excitedly says, "I think I'll go there right now!" Burke tells him that Elizabeth had told him Barnabas wasn't home, but David replies, "I'll go see if he's back". He starts to leave, but then stops and pauses. Burke, looking puzzled, asks, "David, are you afraid to go there alone?" David emphatically replies, "No". Burke asks, "Sure?" David replies, "Positive!" and leaves. Burke looks at the portrait of Barnabas.

David goes to the old house. He goes in and calls out, "Barnabas? are you here?" but receives no answer. He looks around. He sees the portrait Sam is painting and stops to look at it. Suddenly, the sound of dogs howling starts. David becomes frightened and exclaims, "Josette! I'm afraid! Josette, where are you? You're not here! I know you're not here!" Suddenly, the front doors, which David had left ajar, slams shut by themselves. David runs to them and tries to open them, but cannot. He turns back around, a look of terror on his face.

 

 

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Episode 224
(COL 1/DISK 2 #5)

 

Tape Date: April 30, 1967
Air Date: May 5, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
15
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Henesy as David Collins

My name is Victoria Winters. Sunset at Collinwood, and the coldness of night settles in. This is a coldness that comes not from the air, but from a place that is still and deep.

David again tries to open the door, but is unsuccessful. Not knowing what to do, he wanders around the room, frightened. Suddenly, the sound of dogs barking stop. David turns and is startled to see Barnabas standing in the room. Barnabas asks, "What's the matter, David?" David replies, "The door! I can't get it open!" Barnabas asks, "Can't you?" He goes to the door, opens it easily and remarks, "You probably weren't grasping it right. Why were you in such a hurry?". David replies that the barking of the dogs frightened him. Barnabas tell him, "It was probably just a stray dog", but David replies, "It was more that one dog. It sounded like a whole pack!" Barnabas notices some moisture on David's cheeks and remarks, "David. It looks like you've been crying". David lies, "Not really", but admits, "I was scared". Barnabas asks, "What brought you here this late?" David replies, "I had something to ask you. The portrait of Josette. You had it taken down. Why?" Barnabas gesture towards the portrait that Sam's been working on and replies, "Because I intend to put that up over the mantel". David asks, "Where did you put the portrait of Josette?" Barnabas replies, "I put it away in another room". David remarks that he was quite fond of that portrait and asks, "If you're not using it, could you give it to me?" Barnabas replies, "I can't. It belongs here in this house. I'm restoring this house, and I assure you, when I'm done, I'll hang the portrait up in a prominent place". Willie comes into the room and is startled to see David in there. He asks, "What are you doing here? It's getting late! You'd better go!" and rushes David out the door. Barnabas tells Willie, "You worry too much. Much too much". He shouts after David, "Wait, David. I'll come with you!". Seeing a disapproving look on Willie face, he tells him, "Well, I can't very well let the child walk home alone in the growing dark, can I?" and leaves.

Jason McGuire is in the drawing room of Collinwood. Elizabeth comes into the room. She tells him, "I have something to talk to you about. Willie Loomis". Jason asks, "He's gone, isn't he?" Elizabeth tells him, "No. He's at the old house. He says he's working for Mr. Collins there". Jason exclaims, "Working?!" Elizabeth asks him what's going on. Jason tells her, "This is the first I've heard about it". He promises to look into it, then changes the subject and asks, "About that transfer we're talking about..." Elizabeth tells him, "I'm working on it. It'll take a little time to get the Swiss bank account set up". Jason gloats, "I'm finally going to get a Swiss bank account. I've always wanted one, and now, thanks to you, I'm going to get one. I wonder what the number will be. I hope it's a lucky one", and leaves, going upstairs. Barnabas and David come in through the front doors. Elizabeth goes out into the foyer to meet them. David exclaims, "I've got some good news! The portrait of Josette isn't gone! I've found out that Mr. Collins is going to hang it in another room!". Elizabeth tells David to go upstairs and study. David protests, "But I'm hungry". Elizabeth tells him he can go into the kitchen and get something to eat. David goes into the door under the stairs. Elizabeth tells Barnabas, "I want you to do me a favor. Get rid of Willie Loomis. Immediately!" Barnabas asks, "Get rid of him. Why?" Elizabeth asks, "What do you know about him?" Barnabas replies, "I know everything about him". Elizabeth asks, "Do you know about all the things he's done?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Elizabeth asks, "Then why do you keep him on?" Barnabas explains, "That was all in his past. I don't judge a man by his past". Elizabeth remarks, "Well, judging from his past, I don't think his future will be much different". Barnabas tells Elizabeth, "Well, he's been doing a marvelous job with the house, but I suppose I'll simply have to get rid of him, if that's what you want". He tells about how well Willie's been following orders then concludes, "I can guarantee you that Willie will never cause any trouble again. I could get rid of him at the first sign of trouble, but I'll leave it in your hands. If you say he has to go, he goes". Elizabeth, convinced, replies, "Well, I guess we can give him the benefit of a doubt" and leaves.

Later, There is a knock at the front door of the old house. Willie answers. It's Jason, who sarcastically asks, "Is the lady of the house in?" He pushes his way in and asks, "So, this is where you work. Exactly what do you do?" Willie replies, "A little bit of everything. Jason, you'd better go!" But Jason refuses to go and demands, "I want to know exactly what you're up to!" Willie replies, "Working". Jason is dubious, "YOU working?" Willie replies, "I'm just trying to find another way of living, that's all". Jason still doesn't believe him and remarks, "You like money, Willie, and I find you working for a guy who's loaded with it! Now I want to know what you're really doing!" Jason is startled to hear a voice behind him say, "I'll tell you exactly what he's doing". Jason turns around and sees that it's Barnabas. Seeing the look on Jason's face, Barnabas asks, "Did I startle you?" Jason replies, "I didn't hear you come in". Barnabas tells him, "That's a tribute to what a fine job your friend has done with the squeaky floorboards". He tells Willie, "I think it's time for you to do that job". Willie replies, "Yes. I think it's time" and leaves. Barnabas tells Jason, "As you can see, he IS working for me". Jason remarks, "I hope you know what kind of man Willie is". Barnabas replies that he does, but that Willie is working out fine, that he thinks he's changed. Jason is very surprised and, still dubious, tells Barnabas, "Well, if he ever gets out of hand, just call me. I'm the only one who can handle him". Barnabas replies, "I can assure you that won't be necessary. I can handle him quite well".

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie is in her bedroom dressed in a nightgown, sitting at a vanity, brushing her hair. Sam comes in, dressed in an overcoat, readily to go to his nightly painting session at the old house. Maggie asks, "Ready to go?" Sam replies, "Yes". Noticing that Maggie seems nervous, Sam asks, "Something wrong? It's that series of girls attacked, isn't it? I'll stay home tonight if you want". Maggie assures him that that won't be necessary and Sam leaves. Maggie goes to bed.

Sam is painting at the old house, Barnabas seated in the chair as usual. Barnabas remarks, "I like the progress you're making". Sam replies, "Painting like this is quite an experience. Are you sure we couldn't do this some other way?" Barnabas explains that it's important for him to have the portrait done here because an ancestor of his had one painted here and he wants to carry on the tradition. Barnabas asks, "Your daughter didn't drive you up here tonight?" Sam replies, "No, she's home asleep". Barnabas asks, "She's a very pretty girl. You must be very proud of her". Sam replies, "I am. I'll be very happy when she gets married and settles down". Barnabas makes the cryptic remarks, "You needn't worry. I have the feeling that her future is assured".

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie has a dream. In it, she is walking through some eerie, fog shrouded woods. Seeing a coffin in the clearing, she goes up to it. It opens. Maggie screams. Inside is herself, dead. Suddenly, the screaming Maggie is a screaming skeleton...

Maggie wakes up screaming...

 

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Episode 225/226
(COL 1/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: May 3, 1967
Air Date: May 8, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
16
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. Night has come to Collinwood and the country around, and with it has come a terror which has no name and no known source. It is greater than a fear that stalks the earth because it is a fear that haunts the mind without shape, without form. Until in dreams, a form is found, and one is led to it down windless corridors, and forced finally to look upon its face.

Maggie telephones Joe and asks him to come over. Joe asks, "What's the matter?" Maggie tells him, "I can't talk right now. Come over, please!" Joe replies, "I'll come over right away".

After coming over, Joe takes Maggie to the Blue Whale. Joe orders a brandy for her and a double bourbon for himself. Maggie apologizes, "I'm sorry for acting this way. I usually don't act like this". She explains, "I had a dream". Joe, surprised, asks, "A dream?" The drinks come. Maggie sips hers and calms down a little. Maggie recounts the dream to Joe. Joe asks, "Do you know what might have caused this dream, something that happened at the coffee shop maybe?" Maggie replies, "No, nothing at all". Joe suggests, "Maybe it's those attacks that have been happening. That's enough to give anyone nightmares".

Sam and Barnabas, apparently having quit early tonight, come into the Blue Whale for a drink. Maggie sees them and asks Joe, "Please don't tell my father about the dream". Sam sees Maggie and Joe and he and Barnabas walk up to their table. Sam remarks to Maggie, "I thought you were sleeping". Maggie tells him, "I had a bad nightmare". Barnabas says, "Hello". Maggie sees him and suddenly knocks her drink over. Sam jokes, "I thought I brought you up better than to spill good drink!" Barnabas says, "I think I'll order for all of us". He turns to Maggie and asks, "I hope you don't mind the intrusion". She replies, "No". Barnabas tells her, "Very kind of you". Barnabas and Sam sit down at the table. After a bit of conversation, Joe and Maggie excuse themselves to go dance. Barnabas tells Sam, "Extraordinary daughter you have. Kind, gentle, generous."

Maggie and Joe are dancing. Maggie has calmed down a lot and tells Joe, "What would I do without you?" Joe jokes, "Well, without me, you'd be looking pretty silly dancing here all by yourself".

At the table, Barnabas remarks, "Joe's a lucky man". Sam remarks, "If I didn't know better, I'd say you were getting interested". Barnabas replies, "Interested yes. Involved, of course not".

Having finished their dance, Maggie tells Joe, "Can we go to the bar instead of back to the table. I want us to be alone". Burke comes into the bar. He strolls over to talk to them. When he finds out that that is Barnabas at the table with Sam, he remarks, "Oh, that's Barnabas. I've heard about him. I've wanted to meet him" and goes to the table.

Barnabas remarks to Burke, "I've heard about you from my man Willie Loomis". Burke says, "None of it good, I'm sure". Barnabas replies, "He did say there was some trouble between you two, but said it was all his fault". Burke is shocked. Sam remarks, "You haven't seen how much Willie has changed". Barnabas agrees and adds, "I can promise you there won't be any more violence. Serenity is one of my favorite emotions".

At the bar, Maggie tells Joe she is ready to go, adding, "I'm wonderfully tired. I'm sure I'll sleep like a baby now". Joe tells her, "Let's go say goodnight". Maggie asks, "Joe, can you tell them goodnight for me?" Joe asks, "What's the problem?" Maggie replies, "There's no problem". Joe asks, "Then why don't you want to go say goodnight?" Finally, Maggie agrees to go with him. They go and say goodnight to everyone. Barnabas tells Maggie, "Sweet dreams". Joe and Maggie leave.

Maggie is in her room. She is still awake and still appears to be nervous. There's a knock at the bedroom door. Maggie quickly sits down in a chair and grabs a book, and says, "Come in". Sam, who's just gotten home, comes in. He remarks, "You're awake. I thought you'd have gotten to sleep long ago". Maggie lies, "I started reading this book and got interested". Sam replies, "But not interested enough to turn the book right side up. What's the matter? You look frightened". Maggie denies this. Sam asks, "What wrong? You're acting like a little child, afraid of dreams". Maggie insists there's nothing wrong. Sam finally gives up and leaves. Maggie finally goes to bed.

At the Blue Whale, Burke is admiring Barnabas' cane. He asks, "What's it made of? It looks like pure silver", but Barnabas has a far away look in his eyes and does not appear to be listening. Suddenly, he excuses himself, saying, "There's something I have to do" and leaves.

Maggie is sleeping. The shadow of a figure outside appears in the curtains of the french doors to the outside. The french doors open. It is Barnabas outside. He comes in and walks up to Maggie's bed. He stands there for awhile, then opens his mouth, revealing a set of very sharp looking fangs...

 

Note: This episode has a double number to get the episodes back in sequence after the pre-emption due to the strike a few weeks back.

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Episode 227
(COL 1/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: May 1, 1967
Air Date: May 9, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
17
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Ford as Sam Evans

My name is Victoria Winters. This is to be a night of horror. A night that evil will display its terrible power. A night that an innocent is to become the frightened object of that power.

It is the next morning. The french doors are wide open and the room is bathed in sunlight. Maggie is still in bed asleep. There's a knock at the door, then Sam's voice shouting, "Maggie?" Sam comes in and shouts, "Hey Maggie! Look at the time, will ya? You've overslept by an hour! The coffee shop called! Didn't you hear the phone?" Maggie groans, "Pop, I don't know what's happening..." Sam remarks, "This is the first time you've ever overslept. You're usually up at the crack of dawn, clattering around in the kitchen fixing the coffee". Maggie complains, "I feel strange. I don't seem to have much energy. I feel so cold". Sam looks, sees that the French doors are open and tells her, "Oh, that's because you left these open all night". Maggie replies, "I don't remember leaving them open". Sam tells her, "You look pale this morning. Why don't you stay in bed?" Maggie remarks, "I didn't sleep very well. I tossed and turned all night. I had a bad dream last night, a dream like I've never had before". She tries to get up but collapses back into bed. Sam tells her, "I think you should take the day off. I'll call the coffee shop". Maggie insists, "I'm all right!" They get into an argument about this. Maggie tells Sam, "I don't think I can spend a whole day in this room". Sam asks why, but Maggie replies, "I don't know".

Maggie is at the coffee shop, clanking around. She is clearly very weak. Finally, tired, she sits down at the counter for a cup of coffee. Joe comes in and, seeing Maggie just sitting there jokes, "What does a paying customer have to do for a cup of coffee around here?" Maggie jokes back, "Pour it himself". Joe starts to go to do so, but Maggie tells him she was just joking and gets up and goes behind the counter to pour him his coffee. As she is doing so, she drops the coffee cup onto the floor, sha320ring it. Joe jokes, "I've seen how you handle a coffee cup, now let's see how you handle a broom!" Maggie replies, "I'll get it later". Joe, puzzled, asks, "You're just going to leave the pieces there?" Maggie explodes, "I SAID I'LL GET IT LATER!!!" She gets him another cup, puts it on the counter, and pours some coffee. Joe complains that she's only given him half a cup. Maggie pours him some more, but this time doesn't stop in time and coffee overflows onto the counter. Joe asks, "First you don't give me enough, and now you give me too much. Is anything wrong?" Maggie replies, "I'm just not up to my usual self. I must be coming down with something". Joe asks, "How was last night? Any more dreams?" Maggie replies, "Yes, and they were even more real than last time..." Sam comes in, saying, "Just dropped by to see how you were feeling" Maggie collapses. Joe manages to catch her and ease her onto a chair.

Maggie is at home in her bed. She is now conscious. Joe asks, "Why won't you let us call a doctor?" Maggie replies, "There's nothing wrong with me. I'm just tired, that's all". Joe tells her, "Get some sleep. Maybe I'll bring you some flowers". Maggie reacts strangely to this. A horrified look on her face, she exclaims, "No! That dream! You were in it, Joe, you were bringing flowers to my grave!"

 

At the old house, Barnabas walks into the old house. He takes a candle and goes to the window with it.

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie gets out of bed and looks out the window. There's a knock at the door. Sam comes in and asks, "What? Out of bed already?" Maggie replies, "I'm feeling much better now. I'm thinking of going out and getting some fresh air. I'm thinking of driving you up to the old house". Sam asks, "How did you know I was going tonight? Willie just came and told me about 15 minutes ago". Maggie replies, "I suppose I overheard him". Sam tells her, "You must have some sense of hearing, then. We were outside when he told me". Maggie replies, "I guess this illness must have improved my hearing".

Barnabas is in the living room of the old house, pacing around. The sound of a car stopping is heard outside, then the sound of car doors. A few moments later, there's a knock at the door. It is Sam and Maggie. Barnabas lets them in. Sam asks, "I wonder if Willie could drive me home tonight. Maggie hasn't been feeling well all day". Barnabas asks, "What's wrong?" Sam replies, "She's been feeling weak". Barnabas asks, "Any idea what caused this?". Sam replies, "No. She woke up that way. Curious". Barnabas replies, "Yes. Curious".

Maggie goes home and goes back to bed.

After painting for awhile, Sam tells Barnabas, who's sitting on a chair posing, "You can relax now. I have to put some colors in. I wish I could take this home to work on". Barnabas replies, "No. You'll have to do it here. I have my reasons". He doesn't say what his reasons are, and Sam doesn't ask. Barnabas gets up, goes to the window and looks out.

At the Evans Cottage, Maggie tosses and turns in bed. At the old house, Sam complains that he's tired and tells Barnabas he wants quit early tonight, but Barnabas asks him to keep going, saying, "If you work the rest of the night tonight, I'll let you off tomorrow night". Sam agrees. Barnabas remarks, "While you're working, I think I'll go get some fresh air". Sam jokes, "Get some for me too, while you're at it. This is going to take about an hour". Barnabas remarks, "Just enough time". He goes and puts on his coat.

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie gets up out of bed, goes and opens the French doors, then gets back into bed. There, she lies back down and takes off a scarf she's been wearing, exposing her neck...

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Episode 228
(COL 1/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: May 2, 1967
Air Date: May 10, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
18
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. A brilliant morning sun shines on Collinwood, but it does not seem able to disperse a shadow that has long hung low over the vast and rambling house. The shadow of a secret... an insidious secret held by a man who is no longer a stranger to Collinwood.

It is morning. Elizabeth and Jason are in the drawing room at Collinwood. Elizabeth announces, sternly, "It's out of the question! I consider the subject closed!" Jason calmly replies, "Well, let me reopen it, then. I thought the family name meant a lot to you". Elizabeth, puzzled, asks, "You asked me for a job at the family business and I refused. What does that have to do with the family name?" Jason replies, "Since I'm staying here more or less permanently, it would look better if I had a job". Elizabeth is shocked that Jason intends to stay permanently. She excuses herself, but Jason tells her, "Not quite yet! I'm not finished!" They argue. Carolyn comes into the drawing room and starts to tell Elizabeth, "Mother. Mrs. Johnson...". She notices that Jason and her mother have been arguing. She pauses, then finishes, her sentence, telling Elizabeth that Mrs. Johnson has a question for her. Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "All right, tell her I'll be with her in a few minutes". After Carolyn leaves, Jason gives Elizabeth an ultimatum. He tells her he's going to go into town and go to the Collins headquarters. He tells her she'd better have an office ready for him with the do nothing job, "Head of Public Relations" and leaves. After a few moments, Elizabeth goes to the phone, picks up the receiver and starts to dial.

It is later. Roger and Elizabeth are in the drawing room. Roger exclaims, "I was surprised when Whittaker suddenly told me you have opened a Department of Public Relations, but when he told me who was heading it, I was dumbfounded, to say the least!" Elizabeth counters, "Jason is a very capable man". Roger asks, "What do we need with a Department of Public Relations, anyway? You've never mentioned it before". Elizabeth lies, "I've been thinking about it for a long time". Roger remarks, "It's bad enough that he's disrupting the house, now he's disrupting the business as well! Why do you let him do these things? First the house, now the business!"

Later, Carolyn and Vicki are in the drawing room alone. Carolyn tells Vicki how much she hates Jason McGuire. She tells her about overhearing part of an argument between him and her mother, and how she was disturbed at how his voice was filled with sarcasm and contempt. Jason comes into the room and asks Carolyn and Vicki if they know where Elizabeth is. They reply that they do not. As Jason turns to leave, Carolyn asks, "Mr. McGuire, I hate to keep asking questions, but I still haven't received a satisfactory answer yet. How long do you intend to stay at Collinwood?" Jason lies, "Oh, you should talk to her about that. I told her just this morning that I was going to leave, but she wouldn't let me. She asked me to stay on and help with the business". He tells her about his new job at the cannery. Carolyn is shocked.

Carolyn, Roger and Vicki are in the study. They talk about how strange it is that Elizabeth has given Jason a job at the cannery. Carolyn asks Roger what he knows about Jason. Roger replies, "I'd never heard of him before he walked through the door". Vicki remarks, "He's a friend of Paul Stoddard", suggesting that that may give a clue to his past, but Roger tells them, "I don't know much about him, either. I was away at school during most of that disturbing period in my sister's life". Carolyn asks, "When he went away, did he leave anything behind?" Roger replies, "Only what's locked in that downstairs basement". Carolyn becomes curious about seeing her father's things. Elizabeth comes into the room. Carolyn asks, "Mother, may I have the key to the locked room in the basement?" Elizabeth refuses, adding, "Nothing's in there". Carolyn asks, "If nothing's in there, then why can't I have the key?" Elizabeth explodes, "Because I lost the key! I don't want you ever near that room again, and that goes for all of you!"

Elizabeth is alone in the drawing room, pacing around. Vicki comes into the room and tells Elizabeth, "Mrs. Johnson wants to see you". Elizabeth apologizes for getting angry in the study about the locked room. She explains, "That room is of absolutely no importance to me. I was just a little edgy today". Please tell Carolyn this for me. Vicki looks dubious. Elizabeth asks, "You don't believe me, do you?" Vicki tells her, "I can't help but believe that that room has something to do with what's troubling you lately. I thought it was because your husband's things are in there". Elizabeth tells her, "Yes. That's it. My husbands things are in there. That's why I would be troubled if Carolyn goes in there".

Carolyn is in the study, going through drawers, boxes, etc. Finally, she finds a key in one. She hears a sound and puts the box back. She turns and finds that Vicki has come into the room. Vicki asks, "Looking for the key to the basement closet, aren't you?" Carolyn admits she is, "I'll find it if it's the last thing I do!" Vicki begs her, "Please, Carolyn, don't. It's painful for your mother. Please, Carolyn, don't!", but Carolyn refuses to listen and continues to search.

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Episode 229
(COL 1/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: May 4, 1967
Air Date: May 11, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
19
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Ford as Sam Evans
Richard Woods as Dr. Woodard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Evil reaches deeply into man's soul, turning his heart to stone, transforming him into a vile monstrosity. And it is horrible to observe this process in an innocent and not be able to recognize it or prevent it.

 

Maggie is lying in bed. Again, the french doors are open and sunlight is flooding into the room. There's a knock at the door, and Sam's voice calling ,"Maggie?" After he receives no answer after calling "Maggie" several times, Sam opens the door and comes in. He goes and reaches out for her shoulder as if to shake her and wake her up, but draws his hand back, apparently having changed his mind. He turns and, seeing the french doors open, closes them. He looks at his wristwatch, which he wears on his right wrist, then goes out to the living room and calls the coffee shop, "This is Sam...I'm calling for Maggie...She won't be in today...She's about the same...Thank you...I'll tell her that...Good Bye..." Inside, Maggie stirs, tries to sit up and get out of bed, but collapses back into bed.

Sam brings a tray containing a small breakfast and a pot of coffee into Maggie's room. Maggie awakens. He tells her, "I've brought you something to eat. You've been asleep all day". She asks, "All day?! What time is it?" Sam replies, "About 4:00". Maggie is shocked that it's so late. She asks, "What about work?" Sam tells her he called in sick for her. He asks, "How do you feel?" She replies, "Not very good". Sam asks, "Worst than yesterday?" Maggie replies, "Yes". Sam asks, "How about a cup of coffee?". Maggie declines. Sam asks, "How about some tea, then?" Maggie replies, "No". Sam tries again, "How would you like me to open a can of soup for you?" Maggie again declines. Sam, exasperated, says, "Maggie, you're just not taking care of yourself!" Maggie asks, "What do you mean?" He tells her, "Those doors were open again". Maggie mumbles, "I remember something. Yes, I did open them. Why would I open them?" Sam tells Maggie he's going to call a doctor. Maggie shouts, "No! I don't want a doctor! I'm all right", but Sam refuses to listen to her, saying, "You said that yesterday, and I listened to you yesterday, but today, you're going to listen to me! I'm going to call a doctor and he's going to examine you if I have to tie you down! Why are you so opposed to me calling a doctor?" Maggie groans, "Because a doctor can't help me! I telling you!"

Vicki and Burke are sitting at a table. at the Blue Whale. The bartender brings a couple of drinks to them. Burke tells him, "Thank you, Bob" and toasts, "Let's drink to an evening free of problems", but then notices that Vicki seems to be troubled. He asks Vicki, "Things getting worse at Collinwood?" Vicki replies, "Deeper and deeper". Burke asks, "Why is Willie still in town staying at the old house? He isn't sick anymore". Vicki replies, "He's working at the old house for Barnabas. He seems to be good with his hands". Burke remarks, "I can't believe Willie would settle down and become a good member of the community". Vicki tells him, "Willie's changed. Even Jason says so. Jason has changed too. He's working for Collins Enterprises now". Jason asks, "What does he do?" Vicki answers, "I don't know. Some sort of supervisory position, I think". Burke jokes, "Well, I hope they don't give him a job near the cash register". then says, "At least the unemployment rate in Collinsport is going down. I wonder what it all means".

There is a knock at the door of the Evan's cottage. Sam opens it. It is Joe. Joe comes in and asks, "How is she?" Sam replies, "The doctor's in the room with her. We'll know soon". He adds, "I don't know what's gotten in to her. You should have seen the angry look on her face when the doctor came into the room". The doctor comes out of Maggie's room. Sam asks, "What's the word?" The doctor replies, "She's a very sick girl". Sam grumbles, "I already told you that". The doctor replies, "But what you didn't tell me is that she's very recently lost a great deal of blood." Both Sam and Joe look shocked. Sam says, "You must be mistaken". The doctor replies, "Her blood supply is very low and I'd like to find out why. I didn't find out from her. She was very un- cooperative". Sam explains, "She's been edgy lately. She's not her usual self". The doctor asks, "Has your daughter had a history of blood deficiency?" Sam replies that she hasn't and asks, "What are you going to do next?" The doctor replies, "I've drawn some of her blood and I'm going to run some tests to see if there's a cell breakdown or anything like that." Sam asks "How soon will you have the results of the tests?" The doctor replies, "We should know by tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll prescribe a diet build up her blood and some pills for her to take, 2 every 4 hours. He tells Sam, "Don't let her out of bed, and deep an eye on her and let me know if there's any change" and leaves. Sam asks Joe, "What do you make of that? Blood deficiency? How did that happen?" He starts to pour himself a drink from a bottle, but finds that the bottle is empty. Joe suggests to Sam that go to Blue Whale to have a drink and relax a bit, promising to look after Maggie while he's gone. Sam at first refuses, but Joe insists and Sam finally says, "I guess I can't do anything hanging around here". Joe tells him, "Have one for me, will you, Sam". Sam promised to do so and leaves. Joe sits down and starts leafing through a magazine.

Maggie is in bed. Dogs start howling outside. Maggie gets out of bed and opens the french doors. She then goes and opens the door to the living room. Joe sees her and exclaims, "Hey! What are you doing out of bed?" Maggie asks, "Where's Pop?". Joe tells her, "You shouldn't be out of bed!" Maggie angrily shouts, in a tone very unlike her, "I'm not an invalid!" Joe replies, "But you are very sick". Maggie sarcastically remarks, "Brilliant deduction!" then shouts, "Who are you supposed to be? The babysitter? Baby sitting time is over! How much do I owe you? 25 cents an hour? 50? Now go!" Joe tries to explain, "But I promised your father I'd stay with you...". Maggie shouts, "I don't care what you promised! I'm serious, Joe! I want you to go! I need to be alone right now! If you don't leave now, I'll never speak to you again! I mean that!" Joe tells her, "I know you're sick and don't mean that, but I don't like seeing you so upset, I'm leaving here against my better judgment. Please go back to bed". Maggie just replies, "Good bye!" in a very rude tone.

At the Blue Whale, Burke selects a song on the jukebox and goes back to the table. He remarks to Vicki, "Am I imagining things or is it pretty quiet tonight?" Vicki replies, "Yes it is. Everyone I've talked to recently is frightened by those attacks on those girls, and the horrible, horrible deaths of those animals". Sam comes into the Blue Whale. Burke sees him and calls him over, saying, "Here, let me buy you a drink". Sam accepts and thanks him. Burke asks Sam, "I hear Maggie's sick". Sam replies, "Yes she is". Vicki asks, "What's wrong with her?" Sam replies, "The doctor really doesn't know". He explains, "She collapsed yesterday. I called the doctor today. He doctor said she has a blood deficiency, but he doesn't know what the cause is". He adds, "I thought she was getting better. Last night, she said she was feeling better and even drove me up to the old house, but she was worse again this morning". Vicki gets a funny look on her face. Sam asks her, "What's the matter?" Vicki replies, "It may be just a coincidence, but those are the symptoms Willie had!" Joe comes into the bar. Sam sees him and exclaims, "Joe! You were supposed to be at the house". Joe replies, "Maggie fired me. She threw me out". Sam, surprised, asks, "She's up and walking around?" Joe replies, "Not just up and walking around, but quite a spitfire". Sam complains, "But you weren't supposed to leave her alone!" Joe explains, "I was afraid she'd start slugging me if I stayed any longer". Sam quickly gets up to leave. Burke calls to him, "But Sam, your drink!", but Sam, looking worried, replies, "I've got to go see Maggie" and leaves. Burke quips, "I've never seen Sam leave a perfectly good drink before". Joe sits down and replies, "He's worried about Maggie. That drink won't go to waste. I sure need it!" Vicki asks Joe, "How did Maggie look?" Joe tells her, "Not good, but not as bad as Sam and the doctor led me to believe she was". Vicki remarks, "So much like Willie..."

Sam returns home. He looks in Maggie's room and finds that she isn't there. He comes back out into the living room and calls out, "Maggie! Maggie!", but receives no answer. She is not in the house...

 

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Episode 230
(COL 1/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: May 5, 1967
Air Date: May 12, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
20
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
David Ford as Sam Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Nighttime has come to Collinwood and with the encroaching darkness wisps a fog, blown in from the sea. Fog that is difficult to penetrate, fog that can hide many secrets. Far away from Collinwood the approach of darkness has meant the beginning of a night of terror for one man. For a young girl has mysteriously and unexplainably disappeared.

Sam is pacing around in the living room of the Evan's cottage. There's a knock at the door. Sam opens it. It's Joe. He comes in, bringing Burke and Vicki with him. He tells Sam, "Burke and Vicki wanted to come along". Vicki suggests, "Maybe Maggie just went for a walk". Sam replies, "No, she's too sick". He adds, "She's been acting peculiarly all week, not like the old Maggie. Ask Joe." Joe says, "Yes. It was almost like she picked a fight with me earlier. It was as if she wanted to be alone. It was almost like she had somewhere she had to go".
Meanwhile, Maggie is wandering around at Eagle Hill cemetery.

Burke asks, "Sam, have you phoned the police?" Sam replies, "Yes. The sheriff and his men are searching the area right now". Burke suggests that he, Sam and Joe go and separately search some places in town Maggie might be. He tells them where each of them will search. He tells Vicki, "Stay here in case she comes back". The men leave. Vicki looks at an alarm clock sitting on a table. It is a few minutes before 8:00 P.M. Vicki sits down and starts to leaf through a magazine.

The alarm clock now reads 8:57. There's a knock at the door. Vicki goes and opens it. She is surprised to find that it's Willie. She asks, "Willie! What are you doing here?!" Willie replies, "I was just about to ask you the same question. I have a message for Mr. Evans from Mr. Collins. Mr. Collins will be busy until midnight, so Mr. Evans is not to come till then". Vicki tells him, "I don't think Mr. Evans will be doing any painting tonight. His daughter's disappeared" Willie exclaims, "Disappeared?! I'm very sorry about Maggie Evans". Willie just stands there. Vicki asks, "Did you have anything more to tell me?" Willie replies, "No. Just tell Mr. Evans I was here" and abruptly leaves. Vicki looks at a framed photograph of Maggie.

 

Maggie is at the Eagle Hill Commentary, looking not nearly so beautiful as the photograph. Her skin appears grayish, and there are dark circles around her eyes. She looks terrible.

At the cottage, the alarm clock now reads 9:11. The phone rings. Vicki answers and says, "Hello?...Hello?" On the other end is Willie, calling from a telephone booth somewhere. Disguising his voice, he says, "Go find Maggie Evans. She's in danger. I can tells you where she is". Vicki asks, "Who are you?", but Willie answers, "Just listen if you want to save your friend. Go to graveyard if you want to save your friend". Vicki asks, "Which one?" Willie replies, "She's in the graveyard at Eagle's Hill". Vicki asks, "How do you know this?", but Willie hangs up. Vicki calls the operator and tells her, "Hello? Operator? Please get me the sheriff's office! It's important!" The operator tries, but there's no answer at the sheriff's office. Burke returns, having had no luck finding Maggie. Vicki tells him, "Someone called and said he knew where to find Maggie! He said she was in the graveyard on Eagle Hill. He said she was in danger!" Burke asks, "Did you recognize who it was?" Vicki replies, "No". She adds, "I called the sheriff, but there was no answer". Burke explains that the sheriff and all his men are out searching. He tells her, "Better not take a chance. I'll go up to the graveyard to take a look". He tells Vicki to stay at the cottage, but Vicki insists on going with him, saying she's afraid to stay alone at the cottage any longer.

 
Maggie is standing in the cemetery, shrouded by fog. Out of the fog steps Barnabas. He walks up to Maggie and smiles evilly. He tells her, "And now we must go somewhere else, my dear. Someone else might find us here. Come". Suddenly, a voice exclaims, "Barnabas!" It is Willie. Willie tells Barnabas, "Barnabas! It's not safe here! Her friends know where she is! Come one! We've got to leave her here and go where it's safe!" Barnabas asks, "How could her friends know where she is? How could YOU know they know?" They hear Burke's voice in the distance call "Maggie!". Willie exclaims, "Come on, Barnabas, there's no time! We've gotta leave!" Barnabas tells Maggie, "Come with me", but Maggie collapses onto the ground.

A short distance away, Vicki and Burke are looking for Maggie. Vicki finds a slipper on the ground which she recognizes as Maggie's. They know they must be getting close. Burke calls out, "Maggie!" again. Hearing how close they are, Willie and Barnabas flee. Burke and Vicki find Maggie lying on the ground. Vicki is shocked at how terrible Maggie looks and asks, "Is she...". Burke, examining Maggie, replies, "She's all right. She's just fainted". Maggie revives. Vicki asks, "Maggie? What are you doing here? What happened?" Maggie looks around, sees where she is and says, "I'm in a graveyard! What am I doing here? I went to bed, had a bad dream, and the next thing I know I'm looking up at you two standing over me". Burke suddenly exclaims, "Over there! See anything? I thought I saw something move! The figure of a man!" Shining his flashlight into the distance, he tells Vicki, "I'll go check. You stay close to Maggie" and leaves.

Willie and Barnabas enter the Collins Family Mausoleum. Barnabas hears a noise in the distance behind them. They open the door to the secret room.

Burke goes into the mausoleum and looks around, but, finding nothing, leaves, closing the gate loudly behind him.

Inside the secret room, Willie mutters, "I thought I heard him go". Barnabas warns, "Quiet, you idiot!"

Maggie asks, "What am I doing here? What?" Burke returns. Vicki asks, "Find anything?" Burke replies, "Nothing. Not a thing. It's deserted here". Vicki remarks, "I guess it must have been your imagination". Burke replies, "Yes. It must've been my imagination". He picks up Maggie in his arms and announces, "Let's get going!" They leave.

 
Willie quietly exits the secret room and looks around to make certain Burke has left. He tells Barnabas, "They've gone. It's very safe. Barnabas exits the secret room into the tomb. He tells Willie, "Then you have some explaining to do. How did they know where to find the girl?" Willie lies, "I don't know!". Barnabas asks, "How did you know they knew?" Willie lies, "When I went to the Evan's cottage earlier, I overheard them talking. I heard them say they were going to the graveyard". Barnabas asks, "But how would they know to go to the graveyard? YOU must have told them, Willie. You betrayed me!! I must punish you, Willie! You will betray me again!" He raises his cane and starts to beat Willie mercilessly with it.

 
Burke and Vicki arrive back at the Evan's Cottage with Maggie. Sam and Joe are there. Burke puts Maggie down on a couch. Maggie grasps at a scarf that's around her neck, complaining, "I can't breath!" Burke says, "That scarf must be too tight" and tries to take it off, but Maggie refuses to let him. She puts her hands on the scarf to prevent anyone from removing it, but soon collapses again. The scarf is taken off. Sam exclaims, "Joe! Look! Those marks on her neck! Look at them!" On the left side of her neck are two punctures...

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Episode 231
(COL 1/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: May 7, 1967
Air Date: May 15, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
21
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
David Ford as Sam Evans
Robert Gerringer as Dave Woodard

Narrator: Today the part of Dr. Woodard will be played by Robert Gerringer.

My name is Victoria Winters. An overwhelming force has taken possession of a young girl. Unseen, unsuspected, it withdraws the life from her. The telltale marks are a frightening indication of what this girl has been victim to.

Maggie is sleeping in bed. Sam and Joe are in the room. Joe tells Sam, "Burke and Vicki have just left. Vicki was pretty shaken". Sam remarks, "Lucky Vicki was here to answer the phone. We would never have thought of looking in the graveyard". He looks at Maggie then says, "I've never seen her look that bad. Those marks on her neck. How did they get there, Joe, how did they get there?" Outside, a dog starts to howl. Maggie starts to stir. Sam closes the french doors. Joe asks, "What made you close those doors?" Sam replies, "I thought it was going to come in". Joe asks, "What?" Sam replies, "That dog". He complains, "Why doesn't that horse and buggy doctor get here?" Joe assures him, "He'll be here, Sam". Maggie wakes up. She complains, "It's cold! Like ice ! Why is it so cold?" and asks, "What's happened to me?" Sam asks her, "Don't you remember about leaving the house?" Maggie asks, "Leave the house? Where would I go?" Sam starts to say something, but Joe tells him, "No, Sam". Maggie demands "You got to tell me!!!" Sam and Joe tell her she had left her room and wandered off last night. Maggie asks, "Where did they find me?" Both Sam and Joe look like they don't want to tell her, so Maggie threatens, "I'll call Vicki and she'll tell me!" Sam tells her, "They found you in the cemetery at Eagle Hill. You were on the ground unconscious". Maggie asks, "Was I alive?" Sam replies, "Yes". Maggie tells them, "Yes, I think I'm starting to remember now. I remember Burke and Vicki standing over me. I remember Burke going after someone..." Joe tells her, "He thought he saw a shadow but he didn't find anything". Sam asks, "Was there anyone with you, Maggie?" Maggie replies, "No. I was alone", then again complains, "I feel so cold. I've never been so cold my entire life..."

Dr. Woodard comes again and examines Maggie. Sam is in the room with them. Woodard takes a thermometer out of Maggie's mouth and looks at it. Sam asks, "How's it read, Doc?" Woodard replies, "5 degrees below normal". Sam tells him, "I put all the blankets I could find on her she was so cold. She was freezing!" Dr. Woodard takes Maggie's pulse. As he is doing so, he notes that her hand is very cold. While taking her blood pressure, he notes that her skin is gray. He takes out a flashlight to check her eyes. Maggie squirms around as he does so. The doctor scolds her for not cooperating. Maggie retorts, "I didn't call you, my father did". The doctor asks her, "Ever sleepwalk before?" Maggie replies, "No". Woodard asks, "Ever dream about sleepwalking before?" Maggie replies, "I can't remember". Sam interrupts, "She had that dream last night!" and tells Woodard about Maggie's dream where she saw herself in the coffin. Woodard concludes that there may be a connection, that dreaming about seeing herself in a coffin might have caused her to sleepwalk to a cemetery. He concludes, "We can safely assume that Maggie sleepwalked and didn't get to that cemetery some other way". He notices the holes in Maggie's neck and asks her, "How did you get these?" Maggie replies, "I don't know!". Woodard remarks, "You have two punctures in your neck and you don't remember how you got them? They weren't there when I examined you earlier today, so they must have happened in the cemetery or on the way there". Woodard takes out a bottle of alcohol and a cotton swab and starts to clean the punctures. Maggie pulls away and shouts, "No! They've got to be left alone!" The doctor asks, her, "What do you mean they have to be left alone?" Maggie replies, "I meant they're nothing. They're not important". The doctor tells her, "Every wound is, even if it's only a scratch, has got to be cleaned, else it might get infected," and proceeds to swab the wounds out with alcohol. Sam asks, "Are they cuts?" Woodard replies, "No, they're punctures". He asks Maggie, "Did you perhaps stick yourself putting on some jewelry?" Maggie replies, "No". Dr. Woodard asks, "Small as they are, they must have bled. Was there any blood on her clothes when she was found?" Sam replies, "No, not a drop". Woodard asks Maggie, "Do they hurt?" Maggie, tired of it all, shouts, "Leave me alone! Everybody! You've got to leave me alone!", then collapses into unconsciousness again.

Sam and the doctor go out into the living room. Joe is out there waiting. The doctor tells Sam, "Your daughter's condition is very serious. She's lost a tremendous amount of blood twice in a very short period. I've got to do something immediately to save her life. There's barely enough blood in her to keep her alive. I'm going to have to give her a transfusion". Sam asks, "Are you going to take her to the hospital?" Woodard replies, "I can't move her, not in her condition. But I have to give her that transfusion or she'll lapse into state of shock. I'm going to have to give her the transfusion here. Right away, if possible. Do either of you have type A blood?" Joe, "Yes, I have type A". The doctor asks, "Are you sure?" Joe replies, "Positive".
Inside Maggie's room, Joe is sitting with a needle in his arm, a tube connecting him to a needle in Maggie's arm. The doctor is sitting between them holding a squeezing a bulb in his hand doing the transfusion. Sam is standing in the room watching. A dog outside starts howling. Maggie starts groaning, then awakens. Seeing what's happening, she tries to tear the needle out of her arm. The doctor stops her and shouts to Sam, "Grab her left hand!" Sam grabs her arms and holds them down. Maggie screams, "No! No! Don't take his blood! Don't take his blood!".

The transfusion finished, Sam and the Doctor step out into the living room. The doctor writes Sam a prescription for some tranquilizers for Maggie to prevent her from having more irrational outbursts. He tells Sam, "I want you to do something that is going to be very difficult. I want you to keep watch on her constantly. She's obviously a sleepwalker. Don't let her out of bed. Take shifts, you, Joe, friends, a nurse if you can afford it. We're dealing with a condition I've never seen before. Until I learn more, that's all I can suggest for now. No matter what Maggie may say, no matter what she does, don't let her out of your sight".
Joe is inside with Maggie. Maggie awakens. She remarks, "Joe. I feel so strange. Where's Pop?" Joe tells her, "He stepped out to get some tranquilizers. He'll be back in a few minutes". Maggie shouts, "I remember taking your blood! I don't want your blood! I don't want anyone's blood! Joe! Stay out of this!" Joe asks, "Stay out of what?", but Maggie doesn't answer.

Sam returns. He tells Joe to go home and get some rest so he can be well rested for the morning shift. He remarks, "I found the keys to those doors. I think I'll lock them", and locks them. Joe leaves. Sam sits down to look over Maggie.

It is some time later. Sam has dozed off in the chair. Maggie awakens and gets up. She sees that Sam is asleep and goes over to the french doors. She tries to open them, but finds that they are locked. The noise awakens Sam, who exclaims, "Maggie! Stop it!" He grabs her and drags her back to bed. Maggie screams, "Let me out! Let me out! Let me out!"

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Episode 232
(COL 1/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: May 8, 1967
Air Date: May 16, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
22
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. If a night wind had not cleared the mists from the cliffs that lead from Collinwood to the sea, no one would know that a giant storm was slowly approaching. It hovers on the horizons, but it's advance is as inexorable as the advance of time itself in the journey from day to night. And there is a woman near Collinwood, a young woman, who seems to reflect in her spirit the tranquility of the day as it waits helplessly for the coming storm that the night will surely bring.

 
It is morning. Maggie awakens to find Joe watching over her. Surprised, she asks, "Joe. What are you doing here?" Joe jokes, "Spilling coffee, making noise, the usual". He then tells her, "Go back to sleep". Maggie asks, "Was I walking in my sleep again?" Joe replies, "No, you slept all night". Maggie remarks, "I must be getting better if I slept so well", but Joe tells her, "Actually, you've only been resting quietly since sun up. You had a pretty restless night". Maggie asks, "Restless?" Joe tells her, "It's probably because you wanted to go out". Maggie asks, "Go out?" Joe replies, "Your father said you were so restless he had to practically tie you down to keep you here". Maggie groans, "Joe, I don't remember! I don't remember!"
Maggie has calmed down and is sipping a cup of coffee. She remarks, "I guess I WAS walking in my sleep last night when I tried to get out". Joe asks her to try to remember. Maggie snaps, "Maybe one reason I'm so tired is because everyone keeps asking me so many questions!" Joe tells her he'll let her sleep. He looks at the holes in her throat. This upsets Maggie. Dogs start to howl outside. Joe asks, "What's the matter? Why are you so sore at me all of a sudden?" Maggie shouts, "Go away, Joe! I don't want to see you again. Ever!" Joe, shocked, asks, "What?!" Maggie continues, "Go away, Joe. I mean it! I've made up my mind! I don't want us to see each other again! Go away and don't come back!"

Joe is talking on the phone with Vicki. He tells her, "Sam won't be back until later. I really appreciate your coming down and helping. I have some things I have to do at work". Jason comes into the foyer while Vicki is on the phone. Having heard part of the phone conversation, he remarks, "I hear you're going out. I don't think that would be wise. A storm is coming up". Vicki tells him has to go because a friend is sick and she has no choice, "She's been found walking in her sleep. She could injure herself. As a matter of fact, the other night she was found wandering around in the cemetery at Eagle Hill". Jason asks, "How did it ever occur to them to look for her in a cemetery?". Vicki tells him, "I got a telephone call from someone who said she was at the Eagle Hill Cemetery". Jason asks, "From who?" Vicki starts to leaves, saying, "I've got to get there before the storm breaks", but Jason stops her and asks again, "Who saw her at the cemetery?" Vicki replies, "He wouldn't say who he was". Jason asks, "So she was sleepwalking through the cemetery all this time?" Vicki replies, "Yes. She even cut herself and didn't notice it. She had two puncture wounds on her throat when she was found". Jason asks, "What reason did the doctor give for them?" Vicki replies, "He didn't give a reason. He doesn't know what's wrong with her". Jason abruptly remarks, "Better leave before the storm breaks" and rushes Vicki out. A few moments later, he puts on his overcoat and leaves too.

 

Jason goes to the old house and knocks at the door. Receiving no answer, he goes in an looks around. After a few moments, Willie comes walking down the stairs and asks, "What do you want?" He is action strangely, keeping his head turned away from Jason as he talks. Jason replies, "I want some answers to some questions!" He grabs Willie and whirls him around to face him. He is shocked to see that Willie's face is covered with bruises. He asks, "What happened to your face?!", but Willie doesn't answer, so Jason continues, "All right, I'm not going to concern myself with what happened to you. I just want some answers". He tells Willie about what's been happening to Maggie and how similar it is to what happened to him earlier and remarks, "She was in the same cemetery you went to. That's just too many coincidences!" Willie tells him, "I had nothing to do with that girl being there! Now go!" But instead of going, Jason says, "One more thing. You had those wounds on your arm. That girl had puncture wounds on her neck!" Willie replies, "Must be just a coincidence". He starts to say something but stops. Jason remarks, "What were you about to say, Willie? You were about to say 'I even'. What did you mean? Were you about to say you even tried to protect her? Vicki mentioned getting a telephone call telling her where the girl was. That wouldn't have been you, would it?" Willie denies that it was, saying, "I don't know what you're talking about". Jason gives up on getting anything out of Willie. He warns him, "If you're up to something, something that would get the police swarming down on Collinwood, I want it stopped! I don't want the police around. It would get in the way of my plans!" Willie warns Jason not to ask too many questions, not to snoop around, but Jason replies, "I'm going to find out what you're up to. I promise!" Willie replies, "Fortunately you're not a man who keeps his promises". He adds, cryptically, "Fortunate for you, that is".

Vicki arrives at the Evan's cottage. Joe tells Vicki about Maggie's odd behavior, about her telling him she never wanted to see him again. Vicki tells him not to worry, saying, "She didn't mean what she said. She's sick". Joe tells Vicki, "Yes, she's acting very different than her usual self. I've been with her most of the day and I've never missed her so much in my entire life".

Inside her room, Maggie awakens and groans, "Joe... Joe". Vicki comes in and asks Maggie, "How are you feeling?". Maggie asks, "Joe's gone?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I've come to look after you until your father comes back. Joe said to let you rest. How do you feel?". Maggie replies, "Better". Outside, the storm has broken, and there is a lot of thunder and lightning. Vicki asks, "Does the lightning frighten you?" Maggie replies, "No". She starts to talk strangely. She tells Vicki how much she's come to like the dark. Vicki asks, "Joe told me you told him you never wanted to see him again. Why?" Maggie replies, "Joe must never come back! I don't want to see him again as long as I live!" Vicki, puzzled, asks, "I don't understand". There's a lightning flash. Maggie remarks, "The lightning. Each one is like a quick day all in a moment, then its night for a long time again." She starts to get out of bed. Vicki tells her, "Get back in bed." Maggie gets back in bed and lies quietly. Vicki turns off the light by Maggie's bed, then sits down in a chair and starts leafing through a magazine.

It is later. Maggie suddenly sits up. Vicki asks, "Maggie! Maggie, what is it? What's wrong?" Suddenly, the french doors blow open. There is a flash of lightning, revealing the silhouette of a man standing outside. Vicki is shocked. The light of the lightning flash fades away, and she can now no longer see what's outside. Then there's another lightning flash. The man is no longer there. Vicki goes and closes the french doors, locking them. Maggie cries, "No! Leave them open! They've got to stay...!" Vicki starts to ask, "Maggie...", but before she can finish, Maggie interrupts her, saying, "It's all right. It's all right now..."


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Episode 233
(COL 1/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: May 11, 1967
Air Date: May 17, 1967 Wednesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
23
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My Name is Victoria Winters. A violent storm rages over Collinsport. Its ferocity and terror reaches everywhere. And out of the tempestuous blackness comes a horror that cannot be explained.

At Collinwood, Carolyn is sitting by the fire trying to read a book. The storm outside is really bad now. Vicki returns home. Seeing that Vicki looks frightened, Carolyn asks, "What the matter?" Vicki replies, "I thought I saw something prowling around outside. It was probably my imagination". Carolyn asks, "Where have you been?" Vicki replies, "Sitting up with Maggie Evans. What are you doing up so late?". Carolyn replies, "I couldn't sleep". Suddenly, the lights start to blink. Vicki remarks on how strong the storm is. She tells Carolyn, "The lightning lighted up the countryside in a way that made it seem so unreal. Everything familiar seemed so strange. I kept thinking I was seeing things. Several times I swerved the car after thinking I saw something in the road in front of me". The lights go out. Carolyn becomes frightened. After reassuring her that they'll probably come back on soon, Vicki goes to a cabinet and gets some candles.

Vicki returns with some candles. She and Carolyn light them. Lightning flashes. Vicki thinks she sees something outside the window, but there is nothing there when the next lightning flash occurs seconds later. Vicki tells Carolyn, "It's been like this all night. It started when I was with Maggie". She recounts what happened when she was with Maggie, remarking, "I thought Maggie would be terrified, but she wasn't". Carolyn suggests, "Maybe she didn't see anything. Maybe it was your imagination". Suddenly, they both gasp. They have seen a figure standing in the doorway. Vicki, realizing that the figure looks familiar, goes up to it, carrying a candle, to get a better look. She finds that it's only Barnabas. Barnabas tells them, "Sorry if I startled you. I knocked, but the sound must have been drowned out by the thunder". Carolyn asks, "It's a terrible night out there. What brings you here on such a night?" Barnabas replies, "I wanted to talk to Miss Winters". He turns to Vicki and asks, "You were with Miss Evans tonight. How is she?" Vicki replies, "Better. The doctor gave her a transfusion and she's much stronger now." Barnabas remarks, "Well, that kind of news makes the night seem less bad". Vicki asks, "Why don't you take off your coat and sit with us for awhile?". Barnabas remarks, "This is an exquisite room. How wonderful it is to be able to see it this way, by candlelight the way it was meant to be seen". Noticing that Carolyn seems very uneasy, he asks her, "The storm bothering you?" Carolyn replies, "Tonight it does". Barnabas remarks, "Surely, you're used to storms around here". Carolyn replies, "I'll never get used to them, and this is the worst storm I've ever seen". Barnabas tells her, "There have been worse storms here, storms that made people huddle here and at the old house, storms that drove ships onto the rocks under Widow's Hill, their masts broken, men crying out as they were washed overboard, never to be heard again. And it always seemed as if the winds and lightning always converged here on Collins property.

"It was on a night such as this that a young beautiful woman was pressed to her limits. She could no longer accept what the future held for her. She knew she had to destroy herself before she became something she did not want to be. She had quarreled with her lover. She tried to send him away, but he would not be put off. He tried to put his arms around her, but she broke away from him and ran off into the stormy night. Her white dress contrasted against the darkness. He ran after her as she headed to the one place on earth that seemed to be designed for the termination of human life.

"The rain drenched her, the winds buffeted her, blowing her long hair wildly. Her clothing was torn by the low branches. Her small, white feet were bruised and mud stained by the stony, cruel path to the summit of the cliff. The shouts of her lover were lost in the wind as he ran swiftly after her. Near the top, she stumbled over a large rock. Crying hysterically, she limped and crawled to the edge of the precipice. Her lover reached her, clutched at her, spinning her around to face him.

"Her eyes were wide with terror as the lover held her tight, lips pressed against her throat. Soon, she grew limp and he released her. Suddenly, with a last surge of energy, she broke free and hurled herself off the cliff. Her screams reacted and echoed as she plunged downwards. Her body was impaled on the large, craggy rocks below. Her lover descended to the bottom of Widow's Hill and found her body, broken, lifeless, bloodless. As violent as her death was, the expression on her face was one of serenity, as if this were the best possible ending to her life".

Carolyn, bothered by this story, tells Barnabas, "I don't want to hear anymore!" Barnabas apologizes, saying he didn't mean for the story to have this effect on her. Carolyn says, "Goodnight" and goes upstairs. Barnabas asks Vicki if the story disturbed her too. Vicki replies, "No. Actually, I'm curious about it. Is it true?" Barnabas replies, "Every word of it". Vicki asks, "That word 'bloodless', why did you choose it?" Barnabas replies, "It's the way the scene was told to me. I have no explanation beyond that. Tell me, why did you react like that to the word 'bloodless'?" Vicki replies, "Because of some things that have happened recently. Those animals, drained of blood, Maggie and Willie, both being ill of loss of blood". Barnabas asks, "By the way, how did you ever think of looking for Maggie in the cemetery?" Vicki replies, "I got a phone call from someone telling me she was there". Barnabas asks, "Who?" Vicki replies, "He wouldn't say and I didn't recognize the voice". Barnabas remarks, "I wonder who it could be..." He then makes the puzzling comment, "You're a very clever girl, Miss Winters. Please take care that what happened to her doesn't happen to you". Vicki asks, "What do you mean?" Barnabas explains, "Just that I don't want to see you with the same illness she has". Vicki asks, "How could that happen?" Barnabas replies, "It could happen to ANYONE". They are interrupted by a voice saying, " Pardon me". They look. It's Jason, who's just entered the drawing room. Jason jokes to Vicki, "You should go up to Mrs. Stoddard and tell her to pay more attention to her light bills!" Vicki says, "Goodnight", excuses herself and leaves. Jason tells Barnabas, "I want to have a word or two with you". Barnabas asks, "What about?" Jason replies, "About your servant Willie. He's up to something. It's time you took some action". Barnabas asks, "What?" Jason replies, "Get rid of him". Barnabas asks, "What's he up to?" Jason tells him, "I can't quite put my finger on it. I think it has something to do with the cemetery, but I don't know exactly what. I followed him there one night, but he disappeared". Barnabas replies, "It looks like I'll have to take some steps...

Barnabas returns to the old house. He is furious. He shouts, "WILLIE! WILLIE! WILLIE!" shaking his cane angrily in the air...

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Episode 234
(COL 1/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: May 9, 1967
Air Date: May 18, 1967 Thursday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
24
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Ford as Sam Evans
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. The night that now shrouds Collinwood seems to be standing still. Its move toward morning seems to be forgotten, and even the mist from the sea doesn't stir in the night air. But within the night itself all is far from still... and suspended, motionless within the dark a violence seems to wait... ready to erupt.

Barnabas has beaten Willie again. Willie is lying bleeding on the floor of the old house, Barnabas standing above him holding his cane. Barnabas tells Willie, "I hope your tongue is looser now". Willie whines, "I didn't do it..." Barnabas continues, "All I want you to do is admit it. A phone call was made to Miss Winters". Willie again whines, "I didn't do it", but Barnabas points out, "No one else could have done it! I dislike people who betray a trust, and you broke a trust when you telephoned Miss Winters and told her Miss Evans was at the Eagle Hill Cemetery". Willie whines, "I won't do anything wrong again. I promise I won't." Barnabas tells him, "I believe you. Now go do something about your friend Jason McGuire. Make him stop coming here and asking questions. If you fail... Well, see to it that you don't fail". Willie promises, "I'll talk to him and see that he stays away". Barnabas warns, "One word of advice. Don't let your persuasion cause any more suspicion". Willie complains, "How am I going to do that?" Barnabas replies, "I consider the problem yours. Now leave me. I want to meditate".

Maggie opens the french doors in her room. Sam, wondering what she's doing, asks, "Maggie?" Maggie replies, "The storm's over now". Sam remarks, "That's quite a story Vicki told me. She said saw a man out there". Maggie replies, "I didn't see a thing. When the doors flew open, her imagination must have gotten the better of her". Sam suggest to Maggie that she get some sleep. Maggie objects, saying, "I'm wide awake. I want to take a walk outside, the night is beautiful", but Sam insists she go to bed. She gives up and does so. He sits down at a chair by her bed and tells her, "Try to get some sleep". She replies, "I'll try", then mumbles, "Please, no dreams, no dreams, no dreams..."

It is morning. Sam and Dr. Dave Woodard are in Maggie's room with her. Maggie tells Woodard, "I feel much better, Doc". The doctor agrees, "Yes, I'd say you were much improved". Maggie asks, "Can I go back to work?" Sam interjects, "Now Maggie!". Woodard tells Maggie, ""You are to REST." then tells Sam, "See that she gets it". Sam replies, "I will". Dr. Woodard starts to examine the wounds in Maggie's neck. Maggie remarks, "I'd forgotten about those". The doctor tells her, "They're healing nicely". He finishes his examination. Sam tells him, "I'll see you to the door". He tells Sam, "I'll check by in a day or two". Maggie says, "A day or two? I'll be well by then!". Dr. Woodard replies, "We'll see". He orders Maggie, "Rest. And when you get tired of resting, rest some more!!"

Outside in the living room, the doctor admits to Sam, "I still don't know what's wrong with her. Maybe when the blood tests come back". He tells Sam to continue with the prescription he's given Maggie, and tells him, "The most important thing, make sure someone is with her at all time". Sam asks, "Is there anything you're not telling me?" Woodard replies, "No, there's nothing I'm not telling you. I just want to be sure until the sleepwalking's over. Something could happen to her. The last time, it was just those wounds. She may not be so lucky next time. She might be hit by a car or fall". Sam notices that the doctor has a worried look on his face and asks, "Are you sure there isn't something you aren't telling me? You look worried". Woodard replies, "Puzzled, actually. I haven't the slightest idea how she got those punctures on her neck".

It is night. Vicki is in the living room of the Evan's Cottage with Sam. Sam apologizes, "I hate to impose on you". Vicki interrupts him, "Not at all". Sam continues, "The portrait's almost finished, and Maggie reminded me we can't afford to lose the commission". Vicki asks, "How is she?" Sam replies, "Much better, but the doctor wants to make sure she doesn't go sleepwalking". He warns Vicki that Maggie might be resentful about being looked after. He tells her, "She might try to get you to leave, but don't listen to her". Vicki promises, "Don't worry. I won't leave her alone for a minute".

Vicki goes into Maggie's room. Maggie asks, "Are you going to be staying with me?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Maggie thanks her. Vicki is surprised to find that contrary to Sam's warning, Maggie isn't resentful at all. In fact, she seems quite happy to have her company. Vicki remarks, "You look so frightened". Maggie replies, "No, I'm all right now. I'm feeling much better". Vicki asks, "Anything I could get you? A glass of warm milk maybe?" Maggie at first replies, "No", but after a few seconds changes her mind and tells Vicki she would like a glass. But as Vicki is leaving to get it, Maggie shouts, "NO! Don't leave me! Not for a minute, no matter what I say!" Vicki, puzzled, asks, "What is it? Can't you tell me what's you're so afraid of?" Maggie replies, "I'm not afraid of anything. Nothing! Nothing! I'm all right!"

At the old house, Sam is painting. Barnabas gets up from the posing chair. Sam stretches and tells him, "I suppose we BOTH need a break". He tells Barnabas he needs to work on the color for awhile and suggests that he take a walk or something. Outside, dogs start howling. Barnabas looks out the window and remarks, "How beautiful the night seems! A night as beautiful as this should never be wasted!" and leaves, going out the front doors.

Sam continues to work. Willie comes into the room and asks, "Is Mr. Collins up in his room?" Sam, startled, asks, "What?" Willie asks, "Mr. Collins. Where is he? He didn't go out, did he?" Sam replies, "I don't know. Maybe". Willie asks, "How long has he been out?" Sam angrily shouts, "Look! Can't you see I'm trying to do some work ?!" Willie remarks, "I heard your daughter wasn't well". Sam growls, "I don't want you talking about my daughter". Willie continues, "All I want to know, is she sick?" Sam angrily tells Willie, "I have two things to tell you! Firstly, I don't ever want to hear you mention my daughter's name! Secondly, I don't like to be pestered when I working!"

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie suddenly becomes belligerent. She tells Vicki, "There's nothing wrong with me! I refuse to be treated as if something were wrong with me! I've had all I can stand!" She asks Vicki to leave. Vicki puzzled, says, "But a moment ago you were glad to have me here". Maggie replies, "But I've thought it over and it's obviously not necessary for you to look after me, so why don't you go home?" Vicki protests, "But I promised your father..." Maggie disdainfully remarks, "An ABSURD promise!" Suddenly, dogs start howling outside. Vicki, frightened, asks, "What's that sound?" Maggie asks, "What sound?" Vicki asks, "Don't you hear it?" Maggie lies, "I didn't hear anything". Vicki tells her, "It sounds like a dog. Don't you hear it?" Maggie lies, "No. I don't hear a thing. Why don't you leave? If you're scared, why don't you leave?" Vicki lies, "I'm not scared", but Maggie counters, "Yes you are. You're trembling. Why don't you leave?". Vicki refuses, saying, "No, Maggie. I've go to stay with you". The sound gets much louder. It now sounds like a whole pack of dogs is just outside. Suddenly, the french doors begin to shake, as if someone or something is trying to get in. Vicki is terrified. Maggie tells her, "Go away. Why don't you leave?" Vicki exclaims, "OH MAGGIE! SOMETHING'S TRYING TO GET IN! OH MAGGIE!!! I'VE GOT TO GET HELP!!!" and runs out of the room.

In the living room, Vicki frantically telephones Burke and tells him, "Burke! You've got to come over here! Something's happening!" Maggie slams her bedroom door shut. Hearing this, Vicki runs to the door and tries to open it, but finds that it's locked. She bangs on the door and shouts, "Maggie! Let me in! Maggie!! Please let me in! Can't you hear me?!"

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Episode 235
(COL 1/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: May 10, 1967
Air Date: May 19, 1967 Friday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
25
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Frances Helm as Nurse

My Name is Victoria Winters. Darkness hovers over Collinwood like a shroud, and somewhere in that darkness exists the presence of a evil force, someone with the powers of enormous destruction at his command. He has been waiting to strike... waiting to destroy... and tonight, perhaps he has. An innocent young girl is a prisoner in a locked room, and no one knows what fate awaits her.

Vicki continues banging on the door, screaming, "Maggie! Maggie! Why don't you open the door?" There's a knock at the front door. Vicki goes and opens it. It's Burke. Vicki exclaims, "Burke! Thank heavens you're here! I think there's something in there with Maggie!" Burke breaks open the door. Vicki asks, "What is it?" Burke replies, "Don't look, Vicki", and tries to keep Vicki from looking. But Vicki does and screams. Inside, Maggie is lying in bed unconscious, blood flowing from the holes in her neck...

Dr. Woodard has come and is examining Maggie. Vicki asks, "What happened, Doctor?" Woodard replies, "I don't know. All I know is she's lost a lot of blood again. The wounds in her neck have been reopened. The only explanation I have is so wild..." Vicki asks, "What?" Woodard continues, "The wounds look like bite marks, as if she had been attacked by some sort of wild animal, a large dog..." Vicki tells him, "I heard a dog outside the window earlier". The doctor asks, "Where's the phone? I've got to get this girl into the hospital!" Vicki tells him, "Outside in the living room". Sam comes home and asks, "What happened?" The doctor, dialing on the phone in the living room, replies, "I've got to get her to the hospital". Sam asks, "Is she that bad?" Woodard replies, "Yes, she's that bad".

Sam goes into Maggie's room, moaning, "I shouldn't have left her. I should have stayed here with her". He grabs Maggie's shoulder and tries to shake her into consciousness, shouting, "Maggie, can't you see me? Can't you hear me? Maggie!" The doctor comes back in and tells Vicki and Sam, "Better clear out of here. The ambulance is coming".

Sam, Vicki and Burke are in the living room. Burke pours a drink and offers it to Sam. Sam declines it. Burke tells him, "I think you'd better take it, Sam. I think you need it". Sam replies, "For once in my life, that won't solve anything". He asks, "What happened, Vicki?" Vicki recounts what happened. Dr. Woodard comes out into the living room. Sam asks, "What happens now?" Woodard replies, "Wait till the ambulance comes. I can't do anything until I get her to the hospital. One thing I can tell you. She's going to need a sizable transfusion". Sam asks Woodard, "How sick is she? What are the chances she's going to pull through?" Woodard refuses to hazard a guess, but Sam pressures him, saying, "Dave, we've been friends for a long time. You can tell me". Woodard answers, "I'd say if she makes it through tonight, her chances are good". Sam, shocked, asks, "You mean there's a chance she WON'T make it through tonight?" The ambulance comes. Woodard assures Sam, "Sam, you've got to believe we're going to do everything we can to help that girl, everything!"

Maggie is lying in a hospital bed in the Collinsport Hospital. Dr. Woodard, a nurse, and Sam are in the room with her. Woodard examines her and announces, "Her heartbeat is getting stronger, her pulse is steady. She seems to be getting a little better". He tells the nurse, "Get the oxygen equipment ready outside". The nurse leaves. Joe Haskell comes into the room and anxiously asks, "She's going to be all right, isn't she?" Maggie awakens and asks, "Where... Where..." Sam tells her, "You're sick, darling. You're in the hospital". Seeing Sam and Joe there, Maggie tells them, "Glad to see you both here". Sam asks the doctor, "Can we talk to her for a minute?" The doctor replies, "Yes, but just for a minute. I don't want her to tire herself." He leaves. Sam asks Maggie, "What happened to you tonight?", but Maggie can remember nothing except, "I had a terrible dream tonight. It was the most terrible dream I've ever had, but I can't remember what it was. I'm so scared, so scared! Joe, I'm sorry for picking that fight with you that other night. And Pop, promise me something. Promise me you'll take care of yourself. Don't drink too much". Sam promises, "When you get well, I'll go on the wagon". Maggie says, "I'm not going to get well. I'm going to die". Sam shouts, "Don't talk like that! You're not going to die! You're going to get well!" The doctor comes back in and tells Sam and Joe to leave and let Maggie rest. Sam tells him, "I'm not leaving the hospital!" The doctor replies, "There's a lounge at the end of the hall where you can stay". They leave. Maggie mutters, "What I said is true, true..." The doctor asks, "What's true, Maggie?" Maggie replies, "Nothing"

The alarm clock by Maggie's bed reads 12:10. Maggie is sleeping peacefully. Dr. Woodard and the nurse are in the room with her. The doctor tells the nurse, "There's not much more I can do for her tonight. Stay here and watch over her. Call me if anything happens. Don't leave her alone for a moment! It's vitally important that someone be with her at all times. And one more thing. Make sure the window stays closed and locked at all times!". The nurse asks, "Why?" Woodard refuses to explain, telling her, "Don't ask me any questions. Just do it. I'll be at the hospital all night. Page me if you need me".

Sam and Joe are sitting in the lounge. Joe notes, "It's 2:00." Sam remarks, "Funny, I was sitting in this very place, in this very hospital the night Maggie was born. Now I'm sitting here waiting to find out if she's going to live". He begins to cry.

The clock by Maggie's bed now reads 3:20. Maggie starts to sit up, but collapses back into bed. The nurse exclaims, "Miss Evans!" Maggie asks, "Who...". The nurse tells her, "I'm your nurse". Maggie asks, "Do me a favor. Could you open the window?" The nurse replies, "I can't do that". Maggie asks, "Why not?" The nurse replies, "Doctor's orders. He was very emphatic about it". Maggie starts to complain, "I can't breathe! I need fresh air!" Finally, the nurse remarks, "I don't see harm in opening it just a little crack, but that's all" and does so. Maggie tells her, "Thank you! Thank you!" The nurse asks, "Felling better now?" Maggie replies, "Yes, much better!"

Joe tries to reassure Sam that Maggie will be all right, but Sam tells him, "You're thinking the same thing I am. I can see it in your eyes". Joe covers his face as if crying.

Maggie sits up, gasps, and falls back down in bed. The nurse exclaims, "Miss Evans!" quickly goes and examines her. She listens with her stethoscope, then runs out of the room. There, she picks up the telephone to call Dr. Woodard, but Woodard happens to come into the room. The nurse tells Woodard, "Quick! It's Miss Evans! I can't detect any heartbeat, and she seems to have stopped breathing!" They rush into Maggie's room. The bed is empty. The nurse exclaims, "I don't understand! She was there just a moment ago! There was no heartbeat or breathing! Every indication was that she was dead!" She sees that the window is now wide open and says, "And that window! It was only open a crack!" Outside, dogs howl...

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Episode 236
(COL 1/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: May 12, 1967
Air Date: May 22, 1967 Monday
Writer:
Ron Sproat
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
26
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Frances Helm as Nurse

My name is Victoria Winters. A distant moon, cold and bright against a black sky, looks down on Collinwood and the country around. What it sees is not reflected in its un-shadowed gaze. It remains as always an unblinking eye, passive to the terrors that stalk the earth below. Indifferent to life and death alike, it watches as a young woman gasps a final breath. And perhaps it sees from its cold corner of the sky the fate that lurks beyond the final gasp... and waits... and waits for the last silence.

Sam asks the doctor, "Gone?! What do you mean she's gone?!" Joe asks, "Do you mean she's dead?" Dr. Woodard replies, "No, that's not what I meant. The nurse left the room briefly to get me and when we went in there, she had disappeared. I'm having the whole hospital grounds searched". Joe turns to Sam and says, "I think I know where she might be". Sam asks, "Eagle Hill Commentary?" Joe replies, "That's right". Joe leaves. Sam tries to be positive and announces, "He'll find her! He'll find her alive!". Noticing the expression on Dr. Woodard's face, Sam asks, "What's wrong?" Woodard tells him, "The nurse said when she last saw her, Maggie didn't seem to have a heartbeat!". Sam exclaims, "What?!" Woodard explains, "Maybe she was in severe shock. In some cases of severe shock, the heartbeat becomes almost imperceptible". Sam tries to believe, "Yes. That must be it". He then says, "But if it isn't, that means someone must have come in and taken her..."

Meanwhile, Maggie is walking through the woods...

Dr. Woodard tries to give Sam some sedatives, but Sam refuses to take them, saying, "I'm not going to take anything until Maggie is found!" Burke rushes in and breathlessly says, "I called earlier they told me something about Maggie disappearing!" Sam tells him, "She's disappeared. We don't know whether she's dead or alive". Joe comes in. Sam asks, "You didn't find her?" Joe replies, "No, I was over every inch of Eagle Hill Commentary. She's not there. I don't know where to look next". Burke remarks, "There's one person who might know. Someone knew she was at Eagle Hill Cemetery last time and telephoned Vicki. Vicki had a hunch about who it was." Joe asks, "Who?" Burke replies, "Willie Loomis". Joe, dubious, asks, "You really think it was Willie Loomis?" Burke replies, "I don't know, but it's worth a try".

Burke and Joe go to the old house. Burke knocks on the door. Barnabas answers. He asks, "What brings you two at this time of night?" and invites them in. Joe explains, "We'd like to talk to Willie Loomis". Barnabas replies, "I'm sorry, but he's not here. I sent him to Bangor to do some work for me, and he won't be back until tomorrow". Burke tells Barnabas, "Maggie Evans has disappeared again". Barnabas asks, "What does that have to do with Willie?" He is told that Maggie was found the other night because of a phone call to Maggie telling her where Maggie was, that Willie had come to the Evan's cottage just a little before the phone call and became very upset when he learned that Maggie was missing, that Vicki thinks there might be a connection. Barnabas replies, "It couldn't have been Willie. He came back here right away the night I sent him to the Evans Cottage, and there's no phone here. Sorry, but Willie can be of absolutely no help to you whatsoever". Joe notices a funny look on Burke's face and asks, "What's the matter, Burke?" Burke replies, "I thought I heard a board creak, as if someone was walking in the house". Barnabas explains, "No one else is in the house. I'm alone in here. The house often creaks in the wind. I've learned to ignore it". Burke and Joe leave. After a few moments, Barnabas says, "It's all right now. They're gone". Maggie comes out from behind a door to the left of the fireplace. Barnabas tells her, "You're safe, safe here with me".

Barnabas takes Maggie up to Josette's room. He tells her, "Come in. Don't be afraid. This is YOUR room. It's just as you left it, long, long ago. Nothing's changed, not even us". He pauses, then says, "Well, perhaps you have changed. You're even more lovely than I remember you, Josette". Seeing that Maggie is puzzled, Barnabas explains, "Yes, that will be your name from now on. In time, you will think like her, act like her, become her. Together, we will enjoy the life that was denied to us for so many years". He pauses, then looks into the air and says, "Oh, Josette. She should never have denied herself to me. She should never have dashed her body on those rocks. I was trying to give her life, not death. Not life as other men know it, but life nevertheless." He turns to Maggie and tells her, "We will live together forever!"

Barnabas goes to a chest at the foot of the bed and tells Maggie, "I have something for you, here in this chest". He opens the chest and takes out a wedding gown. He tells her, "It has survived here, as we have survived all these years". He gives it to her and tells her, "It's your wedding gown. Soon, you will be my bride!" He tells her, "I have something else for you". He goes to a table and gets a box. He brings it to her and tells her, "I brought it back from the orient for you. I had intended to give it to you on a very special day. That day has arrived". He opens the top of the box. Beautiful music plays. He asks, "Do you hear it? This is your music. Listen to it and all fears, all loneliness, all unhappiness will disappear".

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Episode 237
(COL 1/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: May 14, 1967
Air Date: May 23, 1967 Tuesday
Writer:
Malcolm Marmorstein
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
27
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My Name is Victoria Winters. The mysterious disappearance of a girl has baffled everyone at Collinwood, and those who are close to her. The girl, seemingly dead, has left no traces. A desperate search is underway to find her before a horrible fate destroys her forever.

In the foyer at Collinwood, Vicki and Jason are talking about Maggie's disappearance. Jason suggests, "Maybe she just walked out". Vicki replies, "But the reason the nurse left is that she examined Maggie and Maggie seemed to be dead!" Jason exclaims, "Dead?!" Vicki replies, "She wasn't breathing. The nurse went to get the doctor, and when they came back, Maggie was gone!" Burke and Sheriff Patterson come to Collinwood. Vicki asks, "Have you found Maggie?" The sheriff tells her, "Not yet", then asks that everyone step into the drawing room to discuss the case. Burke and Vicki go in. The sheriff asks, "Mr. McGuire?" Jason explains, "I have to go to work", but the sheriff insists, saying, "It's best if you heard this too". Jason and the sheriff go into the drawing room.

The sheriff gives an update on what's happened. He explains, "The bloodhounds couldn't find a trail outside that window. Their handler said he'd never seen them act so strangely before. He said they almost seemed frightened. For now, we have to keep open the possibility that Miss Evans was abducted by person or persons unknown". Burke asks, "Vicki, have you told the sheriff about that telephone call?" Vicki recounts the call to the sheriff. He asks, "Did you recognize the voice?" Vicki replies, "No, it was muffled". The sheriff suggests, "Then it might have been someone you knew disguising his voice. Did anything strange happen before the call?" Vicki replies, "No". The sheriff asks, "Did you talk to anyone before the call?" Vicki replies, "Yes. Willie Loomis came by with a message for Mr. Evans. He seemed quite disturbed when he learned about Maggie's disappearance". The sheriff asks, "How long after this did you receive the telephone call?" Vicki responds, "About 10 minutes". The sheriff asks, "Now think carefully. Could it have been Willie?" Vicki replies, "I can't say one way or the other". The sheriff remarks, "I think it's time for a heart-to-heart with Willie Loomis" and excuses himself.

Jason intercepts the sheriff in the foyer on his way out. He asks, "Do you have any grounds for accusing Willie?" The sheriff replies, "I'm not accusing him of anything. I just want to ask him some questions". Jason assures him, "I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding". The sheriff remarks, "And those incidents in town. Were those misunderstandings? I've checked up on him. He has a police record." Jason insists," They were for minor offenses, misunderstandings". The sheriff remarks, "I had a check made on YOU too". Jason asks, "And?" The sheriff replies, "You're clear". Nevertheless, he asks, "Do you have any information on the case?" Jason replies, "No". The sheriff tells him, "In that case, I think I'll go down to the old house now and introduce myself to Willie" and leaves.

Vicki asks Burke, "Where could she be?" Burke reassures her, "We'll find her". Vicki tells him, "There's one thing that bothers me more than anything else. It's what the nurse said, that Maggie was dead". Burke tells her, "We'll go to the doctor. I'm sure she was mistaken". Vicki, worried, asks, "Was she? Was she really?"

The sheriff arrives at the old house. The door is unlocked. He knocks, but, receiving no answer, goes in and looks around. After a few moments, Willie comes down the stairs. The sheriff asks, "Loomis? Willie Loomis?" Willie replies, "Yes I am". Seeing that Willie looks a little spooked, the sheriff asks, "What's the matter?" Willie replies, "Nothing. I just didn't expect to see anyone, that's all. You took me by surprise". He tells the sheriff, "Mr. Collins won't be back till night". The sheriff tells him, "Actually, it was YOU I wanted to speak to. It's about the disappearance of Maggie Evans. Where were you about 9:00 last night?". Willie replies, "In Bangor". The sheriff remarks, "Last night was the second time Miss Evans disappeared. Where were you the first time? Were you anywhere near Eagle Hill cemetery that night?" Willie replies that he was not. The sheriff asks, "Vicki says you visited the Evan's cottage that night. Where did you go after that?" Willie replies, "Back here". The sheriff asks, "Did you make a phone call to her?" Willie replies, "No, there's no phone here". The sheriff asks, "Did you make a telephone call to her anywhere?" Willie replies, "No". The sheriff, dubious of Willie, tells him, "I'm going to watch you like a hawk. If you do anything out of line, I'm coming after you. And if that girl turns up dead, I'm going to have you arrested for murder!"

Vicki and Burke are in Dr. David Woodard's office. They asks him about the nurse's claim that Maggie was dead. Dr. Woodard tells them, "I asked her about that. She was quite insulted that I doubted her. She's an experienced professional. She stated explicitly that, as far as she could tell, Maggie Evans was dead". He pauses a moment then says, "It's possible that after such a severe loss of blood, she went into shock and fell into a catatonic state that reproduced all the signs of death. And with her history of sleepwalking, it's possible she just got up and walked away". He admits, "I've never encountered a condition like this before. I'm just waiting for the blood test to come back to see it they tell me anything. I've also contacted some colleagues to see if they know what it might be". Vicki reminds him, "But there was a case like this right here in Collinsport! Willie Loomis". The doctor remarks, "Well, Willie's illness WAS vaguely like Maggie's, but he recovered". He pauses for a moment then says, "Maybe it WOULD be useful to talk to Willie..."

There's a knock at the old house door. Willie answers. It's Jason. He tells Willie, "I want to have a little chat with you, Willie!" Willie protests, "I can't. I'm busy". Jason replies, "I'm going to talk to you whether you like it or not. The sheriff came to question you. What did you tell him?". Willie replies, "Nothing!" Jason tells Willie's that his coming under suspicion is affecting him, Jason McGuire. He tells him, "He had ME checked out too!" He orders him, "Quit your job and leave town!" Willie replies, "I can't" He raises the hammer he's been holding and tells Jason, "Get out of here and never come back!" Infuriated, Jason knocks the hammer from Willie's hand, knocks him to the ground and slaps him hard several times, then tells him, "That's a small sample of what I'll do to you if you don't get out of town. If you don't, I'm prepared to go all the way. You know I will, Willie boy!"

Jason exits the old house. In the woods, he starts to hear the sound of dogs howling. The howling gets louder, as if the dogs are getting closer. Jason looks frightened.

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Episode 238
(COL 1/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: May 16, 1967
Air Date: May 24, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 28
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Dorrie Kavanaugh as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Narrator: The part of Maggie Evans will be played by Dorrie Kavanaugh.

My name is Victoria Winters. The search for the missing girl continues. She seems to have vanished into thin air, but, she is hidden in a place no one would think to look... a place close by... a place where she is to play her part in a diabolical fantasy.

At Collinwood, Carolyn comes out into the foyer and looks at the clock. It reads 5:15. Carolyn goes back into the drawing room. Vicki walks into the foyer from the door under the stairs and goes to the front door. She opens it and picks up a newspaper lying outside. She opens it up. The banner reads "Collinsport Star" in old English letters. The headline, in huge letters, reads, "LOCAL GIRL MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARS". Below the heading is a picture of Maggie. Vicki takes the newspaper into the drawing room and tells Elizabeth, who's working at the desk, "The evening paper's just arrived. There's a story about Maggie on the front page". Elizabeth asks, "Anything new?" Vicki replies, "No, it just says she's missing". Elizabeth tells Vicki and Carolyn, "I don't want either of you going out at night. If Maggie has been kidnapped, I have a feeling whoever did it won't stop at that". Vicki protests, "But Miss Stoddard, no one knows she HAS been kidnapped. The doctor says she might have sleepwalked away". Elizabeth replies, "If that's what happened, she would've been found by now. I don't want either of you going out alone!" She tells them, "Dinner will be in an hour" and leaves the room. Carolyn remarks, "Now this REALLY is a prison". Vicki suggest, "Why don't we go out on a walk together on the grounds and get some fresh air. Let's go to the old house and see the progress Mr. Collins is making".

Vicki and Carolyn go to the old house. Carolyn remarks, "It feels 5 degrees colder here!" Vicki explains, "That's because we're closer to the sea here". Vicki knocks at the door. They wait, but there is no answer. After a few moments, Carolyn remarks, "At least we got the fresh air" and they turn to leave. Suddenly, the door opens a crack. They go back. Vicki calls, "Mr. Collins?", but there's no one there. The door has apparently opened all by itself. Vicki remarks, "My knocking must have jarred the door open. Come on, let's go in". Carolyn replies, "We can't. No one's home". Vicki explains, "Mr. Collins said we could drop by anytime. Come on, I want to show you how it's changed!" Carolyn begs, "Please, Vicki, don't go in there!" But Vicki goes in and calls, "Mr. Collins? Willie?". She receives no answer. Carolyn reluctantly follows Vicki in. Once inside, she exclaims, "Is this the same place?!", utterly amazed at how well the place has been restored. They admire the furniture and the chandelier. About the chandelier, now clean and sparkling, Vicki remarks, "I remember this as a haven for spiders and cobwebs". Carolyn agrees, "That's the way I remember it too". Vicki tells her, "The most amazing thing is that Willie did all this". Carolyn sees the new portrait of Barnabas being painted by Sam and remarks, "It looks just like the one in the foyer". Vicki notes, "Even the hands held the same way". Carolyn remarks, "It could almost be a portrait of the same man!" The portrait does indeed resemble the one in the foyer, the only difference being the modern clothing worn in the new one. Vicki remarks, "I wonder what they've done upstairs. Let's go up and take a look". Carolyn warns against this, saying, "This isn't a museum", but Vicki insists, saying, "In a way, it is. A man who takes such a great interest in the past would want to show it to people. I'm sure he'd like us to appreciate it". They go upstairs.

They enter a room furnished in a feminine style. Vicki remarks, "This seems to be the only room upstairs which has been restored. I guess he's restoring them one at a time". Carolyn sees that the portrait of Josette is hanging over the fireplace and exclaims, "Look! The portrait of Josette!" Vicki replies, "Wonderful! David's going to be thrilled when he hears about this!" Carolyn remarks, "Actually, I think it looks BETTER up here". Carolyn starts admiring the objects on the vanity, "A comb, a mirror... everything a woman of that century could want!" Vicki picks up a perfume bottle and says, "There's even liquid in the perfume bottle!", uncaps it, takes a sniff and exclaims, "I recognize this perfume! It's Jasmine!" Suddenly, the door slams shut. Vicki remarks, "It must be the wind" She opens it and finds Willie standing there.

Willie comes in and exclaims, "What are you doing in here?" Vicki replies, "Mr. Collins said we could come drop by any time we wanted". Willie asks, "You haven't touched anything, have you?" Vicki replies, "No". Willie looks at the things on the vanity and says, "These have been touched!" Vicki explains, "We were just admiring them". Carolyn asks, "What is this room used for? Is anyone staying here?" Willie, suddenly acting very nervously, replies, "Nothing. It isn't being used for anything. No one's staying here. It's getting dark. You two had better go!" Vicki and Carolyn leave. Willie looks around the room for awhile, then leaves too.

Vicki and Carolyn go downstairs. Carolyn remarks that the stairs which used to be so rickety are now so solid. Vicki shouts back to Willie, "When you see Mr. Collins, tell him what a good job he's done". They are startled to hear Barnabas' voice asks, "Why don't you tell me yourself". They find that Barnabas is now downstairs. They tell what a marvelous restoration job he has done. He tells them, "It's reactions like that that makes it all seem worthwhile". Carolyn tells him she likes the room upstairs, saying, "I've never seen such a feminine room in my life". Barnabas replies, "Yes. It's filled with femininity. I've restored to the way it used to be". Vicki remarks, "I know whose room it was. Josette Collins'". Barnabas replies, "Yes. How did you know?" Vicki replies, "I recognized the perfume". Carolyn reminds Vicki, "Mother doesn't want us out after dark because of what's been happening in town." Unseen in the background, Willie gets a very guilty look on his face. Vicki asks Barnabas, "One more question. The woman in the story you told us. Who was that?" Barnabas replies, "Josette Collins". Vicki asks, "And the lover who ran after her, who was he?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know. It wasn't recorded".

After Vicki and Carolyn leave, Willie comes down. Barnabas remarks, "Very pleasant guests. Willie, you always get nervous when I talk to people. You'll get used to it. Now, finish the preparations for our dinner guest".

At Collinwood, Elizabeth scolds Vicki and Carolyn for being out after dark. Vicki and Carolyn gush about Barnabas' restoration of Collinwood, especially of Josette's room. Elizabeth remarks, "I can't for the life of me understand why he'd want to restore Josette's room".

At the old house, a dinner table has been set in the living room. Barnabas tells Willie, "Now to show our guest in". Willie goes upstairs. A few minutes later, Maggie comes walking down the stairs, dressed in a bridal gown. She offers her hand to Barnabas. He takes it, saying, "Ah, Josette my darling, welcome!"

The picture fades from a shot of Maggie's face to a shot of Josette's portrait. Though no one has remarked on it before, they look very much alike...

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Episode 239
(COL 1/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: May 15, 1967
Air Date: May 25, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 29
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
David Ford as Sam Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell

My name is Victoria Winters. A gentle night wind blows over Collinwood and all is silent and peaceful. For there is no real peace in the night, for those in the great house and for those beyond it. For one man especially the approach of nightfall brings with it ever-increasing desperation, for a search is in progress... a search for a missing girl... once believed to be dead.

Sam is at the Blue Whale, pacing around. Joe comes in. Sam moans, "Where could she be, where?"

At the old house, Barnabas seats Maggie at the table then sits down opposite her. He orders, "Willie, light the candles. Josette is ready to dine". Willie asks, "Why do you call her that? Her name is Maggie". Barnabas tells him, "That is her name now. From now on, you are to call her Miss Josette and Miss Josette only". Willie lights the candles and leaves to get dinner. Barnabas remarks to Maggie, "You've brought your music box with you, my dear. You're very fond of it, aren't you? That's because I gave it to you. Very soon, you will be my bride. Play it. That was your favorite tune. Hearing it brought you back to me". Willie brings a couple of drinks. Barnabas toasts, "To you, my dear, forever!"

At the Blue Whale, Joe tries to get Sam's mind off Maggie. He asks, "How's that portrait of Barnabas going?" Sam replies, "I can't work until Maggie's found. In fact, I was going to go and tell Barnabas that tonight". Joe tells him, "My car's outside" and offers to take him.

At the old house, Barnabas tells Josette, "Look at me, dear, look into my eyes. All I want to do is make you happy. You must never be frightened of me. You were once and ended your life at Widow's Hill". Barnabas starts to reminisce, "When I first met you, you were a dark girl of 18. You didn't speak a word of English. It was my job to teach you..."

Outside, Joe and Sam arrive at the front door of the old house. Sam knocks. There is no answer. Sam, puzzled, remarks, "That's strange. He's usually home".

Inside, Barnabas tells Willie, "Tell whoever it is I can't be disturbed!" Willie goes to the door and answers it. He is shocked to see it is Sam and Joe. He tells them that Barnabas can't be disturbed, but Sam insists, "It's important". Willie tells him, "Wait here".

Willie goes in and tells Barnabas, "It's them! It's her father Sam and Joe Haskell! They say it's important!". Maggie seems to react to this. Barnabas decides, "I'd better see them. I don't want to arouse any suspicion. Take Josette upstairs". Willie takes Maggie upstairs. Barnabas lets Sam and Joe in. He asks, "Any word of Maggie?" Sam replies, "None. It's as if she's vanished into thin air. About the portrait, I think we're going to have to stop temporarily". Barnabas replies, "Of course. I understand". Sam apologizes, "Sorry". Barnabas responds, "You don't have to be. Even if you had the time, I don't. I have a plan to start a business of my own in town, and I find myself increasingly busy". Sam tells Barnabas he'll pack up his equipment. Joe tells Sam he'll help.

Upstairs, Maggie is wandering around in Josette's room. Willie tries to get her to sit down. Suddenly, she hears a voice from downstairs say, "Sam. Do you want me to take the easel too?" Another voice replies, "No, I'll leave that here". Maggie bolts up and exclaims, "I heard voices!" Willie lies, "You didn't hear anything" Maggie starts to snap out of her daze and asks, "Where am I?" Willie replies, "You know. This is your room". Maggie says, "No it isn't! I've never been here before. Why am I here? I want to leave! Voices! I hear voices! I do!"

Downstairs, Sam notices the dinner table and remarks, "I see I came at a bad time. You have company". Barnabas asks, "How did you know?" Sam replies, "The dinner table. I didn't know you had any friends around here". Barnabas replies, "I don't, but I have my family".

Upstairs, Maggie says, "Voices! I hear voices! It's Pop's voice. And Joe! I have to go to them!"

Downstairs, Joe tells Sam, "I've put all the gear in the car. Ready to go?". Sam replies, "Yes".

Upstairs, Maggie struggles free and tries to run towards the door, but Willie manages to catch her. Maggie cries out. In the struggle, some furniture is knocked over.

Downstairs, Sam, hearing the noise, asks, "What's that?" Barnabas explains, "Willie must have dropped something. He's not the most agile of servants". Joe and Sam, having apparently heard only the crash and not the scream, accept this explanation.

Upstairs, Willie is holding Maggie, covering her mouth with his hand to keep her from screaming. The sound of a car driving off is heard. Willie lets Maggie go. She screams, "Pop! Don't go!", but Willie tells her, "It's too late, they're gone". Maggie collapses onto a chair in despair. Barnabas comes in.

Joe is driving along. Sam is in the passenger seat. Suddenly, Sam exclaims, "There! That woman! It's Maggie!", but then says, disappointed, "No, it's not her. Every woman I see, I think it might be her". Joe remarks, "I get the strange feeling that Maggie is close to us, so close we could almost touch her, but can't ".

At the old house, Barnabas has gone upstairs to Josette's room. He tells Willie, "Get out of here, Willie". Willie tries to protect Maggie, lying, "It was my fault! I knocked it over accidentally!", but Barnabas does not believe him and order him, "Go!" Willie begs, "Don't hurt her...", but Barnabas orders "I SAID GO!". Willie reluctantly leaves.

Barnabas asks Maggie, "Why did you cry out, Josette, why did you cry out? You tried to escape, you tried to leave me. No. You must never leave me! YOU MUST NEVER LEAVE ME! You're never going to leave me, never! I've going to have to punish you!" He walks towards her, fangs bared...

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Episode 240
(COL 1/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: May 17, 1967
Air Date: May 26, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 30
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Dorrie Kavanaugh as Maggie Evans
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Narrator: The part of Maggie Evans will be played by Dorrie Kavanaugh.

My name is Victoria Winters. The evenings at Collinwood are quiet now and long. But the twilight seems to hold menace in their lengthening shadows, an omen of rain, and the quiet is disturbed by the strange disappearance of a young woman. It remains a mystery no search can solve. And as the evening comes once again... even the strongest hopes falter... and the night wind says again the word... 'Lost. Lost.

Roger is in the drawing room of Collinwood reading the Collinsport Star article about Maggie's disappearance. He walks into the foyer and finds David and Vicki there. David excitedly tells him, "Father! Vicki's found her!" Roger, exclaims, "What?!" David explains, "Vicki found the portrait of Josette! If the portrait of Josette is there, so is Josette" Roger replies, in a very irritated voice, "You're too old to believe in such fantasies!" Vicki sends David off to wash up for dinner. Roger tells Vicki, "I thought David was talking about Maggie Evans." Vicki replies, "It would have been wonderful if she had been found". Roger asks, "No word yet?" Vicki replies, "None. I don't know how David can get so excited about finding a portrait when a real person is missing".

David, instead of getting washed up as ordered, has snuck off to the old house. He knocks, but, receiving no answer, goes and looks in through the window. He sees Maggie wandering around inside dressed in the wedding dress and, thinking it's the ghost of Josette, starts shouting "Josette! Please let me in! Josette!" He runs to the door and starts to bang on it. There is no answer. David runs back to the window but sees that "Josette" is no longer in the room. Disappointed, David starts to leave, but suddenly, the front doors open a crack. David goes in. There is no one there. The doors seem to have opened by themselves. David calls, "Josette?" and looks around. He calls out, "Josette, where are you? It's me, David! Josette, where are you?" Finding no one there and getting no answer, David goes upstairs.

David goes into Josette's room and sees Josette's portrait hanging there. He exclaims, "Josette! I know your ARE here! I just saw you. But why do you seem so far away?" Barnabas comes into the room and asks, "David! What are you doing here?" David replies, "Nothing". Barnabas asks, "I thought I heard voices. Did I? Is someone here with you" David replies, "No, not really, I was talking to Josette". Barnabas exclaims, "Josette!?" David explains, "Well, not really Josette, I was talking to her picture. I thought I saw her again". Barnabas asks, "Where did you see her?" David replies, "Downstairs. I saw her through the window". Barnabas reminds David that it's bad manners to look through someone's windows. David apologizes, saying, "I keep forgetting you live here now". Barnabas tells David, "You've got to stop this Josette fantasy!"*. David tells Barnabas, "It isn't a fantasy, and I have proof! When I first tried the door, it was locked, but later it opened all by itself. It must've been Josette". Barnabas explains, "Old houses are capricious like that. The wood is warped. One moment, a door may stick, the next moment, it may suddenly fly open." He gestures at the portrait of Josette and tells David, "Stand up. Look at it. What do you see?" David replies, "Josette". Barnabas corrects him, "Josette, or a PICTURE of Josette?". David replies, "Well, a picture of Josette. But Barnabas, wherever the portrait is, SHE is". Barnabas tells him, "Take a long look at the portrait, David. Do you feel her anywhere near?" David admits, "No". Barnabas tells him, "She's gone, David". David moans, "Josette..."

Barnabas takes David back to Collinwood and tells Roger and Vicki what happened. Roger reprimands David. Barnabas tells Roger not to be so angry with David, saying, "He forgot I lived there. He was only looking for Josette, but I convinced him she isn't there". Roger tells Barnabas he'd like to talk to him in the drawing room. They go into the drawing room.

In the foyer, David tells Vicki, "I know Mr. Collins is probably right, but I can't help thinking she's there. She different somehow, but I can't figure out how".

Roger apologizes to Barnabas and assures him it won't happen again. He tells him, "I had thought David had outgrown this juvenile fantasy". He tells him he thinks he knows what's caused it to re-occur, the atmosphere in the house caused by Maggie Evan's disappearance. Barnabas asks how the search for Maggie is going. Roger replies, "There've been no clues, no clues at all. No one even knows if the poor girl's dead or alive." Barnabas asks, "There must be some hope" Roger replies, "Less and less every day. There is one slim hope. Dr. Woodard has some blood samples. He seems to have some suspicions and thinks they might help him verify them." He adds, "I've never gotten along with Sam Evans, but I almost feel sorry for him. Almost."

David says, "I keep thinking about it, but I can't figure out. She was different!" Vicki tells him to go eat dinner and apologize for not being there when everyone else was having dinner. David keeps mulling over how Josette was different and says, "Next time I go there..." Vicki gets angry at him and tells him to stop it. She tells him to go to dinner. He goes through the door under the stairs. Vicki goes to her room. A few moments later, David comes back out into the foyer. He looks and sees that Vicki has left. He then listens at the drawing room doors and hearing Barnabas still in there, sneaks out of the house.

Vicki and Roger are in the drawing room. Roger tells Vicki that David didn't show up for dinner and blames her for it. Vicki protests, "I can't keep an eye on him every minute!" Roger tells her he doesn't expect her to, but that he does blames her for her laxity with David, the general lack of discipline that's letting David think he can do whatever he wants. Vicki tells him, "I know where he probably is. The old house". Roger tells her, "See what I mean? It's because of your lack of discipline that he goes there all the time. I just told Barnabas half an hour ago he wouldn't go there anymore". Roger tells Vicki that he thinks her concern about Maggie might be affecting David. He tells her, "I know you're worried about Maggie, but try not to show it to David". This upsets Vicki greatly. Roger apologizes for being unfeeling. He volunteers to go to the old house to get David. Vicki accepts his apology and insists on going instead. They decide to go together.

David arrives at the old house. He knock, but there is no answer. He goes in and calls, "Josette? Josette?" Maggie comes down the stairs. David smiles and exclaims, "Josette!" *Now that's the pot calling the kettle black!

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Episode 241
(COL 1/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: May 18, 1967
Air Date: May 29, 1967 Monday
Writer: Malcolm Marmorstein
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 31
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dana Elcar as Sheriff Patterson
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

My name is Victoria Winters. Two people will face a frightening fantasy of an existence out of the past. A young boy, who believes that he can communicate with an apparition, and a missing girl who is unable to remember her true identity.

Maggie, who's still in some sort of daze, asks, "Someone called me?" David replies, "It's me, David Collins!" Maggie remarks, "David Collins? I know that name." David replies, "Of course you know me. I come here all the time. Where have you been?" Maggie replies, "I've been away, away to a place of death, but I've come back. I lived here a long, long time ago". David remarks, "I was afraid you'd never come back". Maggie replies, "I had to". David hears the music and asks, "What's that?" Maggie explains, "Music from my music box. It's a gift from someone. It plays music from long ago. I listen to it all night". David remarks, "This is the longest time I've ever talked with you!" Maggie tells him, "Yes. I want to talk. There's something I must say, but I can't remember what it is..." David tells her how happy he is to have found her portrait again. Maggie remarks, "I've seen that portrait. Something about it. That face..." David says, "It's YOUR face. I LOVE that portrait! I almost cried when they took it down, but now that I know where it is, I'm much happier". He points out the painting of Barnabas sitting on an easel and remarks, "This is the painting that's going to hang above the fireplace in its place. Mr. Evans is painting it". Maggie reacts to the mention of the name "Evans". She remarks, "Evans! I know that name!" David continues, "It's Barnabas Collins. He's my cousin". Maggie reacts to that name too and starts saying, "Barnabas Collins! No! No! No!" David asks, "You look frightened. Why are you frightened?", but Maggie just keeps saying, "Barnabas... Barnabas...Barnabas...". There's a knock at the front door. David looks over towards the door. He hears Vicki's voice calling, "David? Are you in there?", followed by Roger's voice demanding, "David! Open this door!" David turns back to Maggie and is surprised to find that she is gone. He asks, "Josette?! Where'd you go?" He goes and opens the front doors. Vicki and Roger come in. Roger asks, "Where's Barnabas. Have you seen him?" David replies, "No". Roger derisively asks, "I know why you come here. You come here to see Josette. Have you seen HER?" David lies, "No". Vicki sniffs the air and asks, "Are you sure she hasn't been here?" David replies, "Yes". Barnabas returns home. Roger tells Barnabas, "Well, Barnabas, I'm afraid your household is full of unexpected guests again" and explains to him that David's come to the old house again and apologizes to him. Barnabas turns to David and says, in a rather angry tone, "Your fondness for this house is insatiable". David explains, "I wanted to see Josette again". Barnabas asks, "And did you see her?" David lies, "No". Barnabas asks, "Did you go upstairs?" David replies, "No". Roger promises Barnabas, "This will never happen again". Barnabas tells him, "No harm done". Roger looks at the portrait Sam's been doing and admires it. Barnabas tells him, "Sam Evans is doing it. He hasn't been able to work on it the last week, as you can well imagine". Roger remarks, "It's remarkably like the portrait of Barnabas Collins in the foyer! Don't you think so, David?" David says, Barnabas Collins...Barnabas Collins..." Barnabas asks, "Why are you saying my name so strangely, David?". David stops. Roger, Vicki and David leave. Barnabas takes his coat off, hangs it on the coat rack and goes upstairs.

Upstairs in Josette's room, Maggie sits down at the vanity and listens to her music box. Barnabas comes in and closes the music box. He asks, "Josette, there were people here. Did you see them?" Maggie replies, "I don't remember..." Barnabas tells her, "I want you to remember something. No one is to see you". Maggie repeats, "No one is to see me". Barnabas tells her, "If anyone is to come the house, you are to stay here". Maggie asks, "Why?" Barnabas tells her, "They wouldn't understand that you're Josette. You resemble someone else. They might call you by another name, Maggie Evans". Maggie reacts to this, "Evans?" Barnabas tells her, "Your name is Josette Collins." Maggie echoes, "Josette Collins. My name is Josette Collins". Barnabas continues, "You have always been Josette Collins, no matter what anyone says. You have always been Josette Collins". Maggie repeats, "I am Josette Collins, no one else. I am Josette Collins. Barnabas hands her her music box. She opens it and listens...

There is a knock at the front doors of the old house. Barnabas answers. It is Sheriff Patterson. Patterson tells Barnabas, I wonder if I might talk with you for a few minutes." Barnabas lets him in. The sheriff says, "I'd like to talk to you about Willie Loomis. Do you know what kind of man he is? Do you know he has a police record?" Barnabas replies that he knows all about Willie's past. The sheriff asks, "Where was he between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the night Miss Evans disappeared?" Barnabas replies, "Part of the time, he spent here. I then sent him to Bangor where he had to pick up some fabric early the next day. As you know, I'm doing some restorations here". The sheriff asks, "What about two nights ago, the night Maggie Evans was found wandering in the cemetery? You sent him to the Evan's Cottage that night. How long was he gone?" Barnabas replies, "Just the time it takes to go the Evan's cottage and come back. Half an hour, at most". The sheriff asks, "Are you willing to swear an affidavit to what you've said?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". The sheriff tells Barnabas, "Guess that's all for now. Thank you for your time". Suddenly, Josette's music starts to play upstairs. The sheriff asks, "What's that?" Barnabas tells him, "It's an old music box I'm restoring. I had just wound it when you came. Apparently, the staring mechanism needs my immediate attention. It couldn't stand the tension". The sheriff leaves.

At Collinwood, Roger angrily tells David, "David, I simply cannot have this happen again!" David replies, "It won't. Honest!" Roger tells Vicki to have David write out the word "honest" and its definition 50 times as punishment. David sarcastically remarks, "Thanks a lot!"

Vicki is taking David upstairs to his room. On the stairs, she pauses and asks, "David, what did you really see at the Old House?" David lies, "Nothing!", but Vicki tells him, "You can fool your father but you can't fool me. The room smelled of Jasmine. Did you see Josette?" David admits," I did, and it was great!" He tells her, "She was different this time, she stayed a lot longer that she usually does, and we talked. She tried to tell me something, but couldn't remember what it was. And she had a music box this time. She seemed sad this time. She was crying. Then she disappeared." David asks, "You won't tell anyone, will you?" Vicki promises, "Of course I won't". There's a knock at the front doors. Vicki sends David up to his room then answers the door.

It is Sheriff Patterson. Roger comes into the foyer and says, "Good Evening, Sheriff. Any news?" Patterson replies, "No, I was just on the property and dropped by to keep you informed of what's happening. We haven't found anything. In fact, I've had to give up on our main suspect Willie Loomis. Barnabas has given an affidavit giving him an alibi". He tells him that he's going to have cut down on the number of men he has on the search, that the State police is doing so as well. Vicki asks, "What's next?" The sheriff replies, "Unless a lead comes up, we'll have to call off the search". Roger and Vicki are upset by this, but the Sheriff explains, "I have no leads, I have no clues, I have no case". Vicki asks, "And how do you feel?" The sheriff replies, "Every day that goes by, the possibility grows that Miss Evans is dead".

At the old house, Maggie quietly comes downstairs and calls, "Little boy! Little boy! Where are you? I need you! I need you!"

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Episode 242
(COL 1/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: May 19, 1967
Air Date: May 30, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 32
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard

My name is Victoria Winters. The sun that rose blood red at dawn hangs brightly over the countryside, but even its fierce glare is not able to reveal the hidden secrets that mystify the finest minds. And even the darkness of the night past did not hide the fear these mysteries inspire. Unconquered by darkness and by light, indifferent to the assaults of the rational mind, terror and mystery continue their terrible union, creating an ever-deepening mystery... an ever-darkening terror.

The camera shows a door with a plaque saying, "David Woodard, M.D.".

Dr. Woodard is in his office, looking through the eyepiece of a microscope and writing some notes in a notebook with a pencil. The phone rings. Woodard answers and says, "Yeah, send him right in". Burke Devlin comes in. Burke tells Woodard, "I need your help. I've just left Sam at his house. He's ready to go off the deep end". Woodard replies, "I've tried everything, sedatives, advice, talking to him, even threatening him." Burke replies, "There's only one thing that'll help. Finding Maggie. Do you have anything I can tell him to give him some hope? How about those blood samples?" Woodard replies, "Those blood samples won't help find Maggie. They might help find out what's wrong with her, though". Burke asks, "You still don't know what's wrong with her?" Woodard replies, "Not yet." Burke remarks, "I told Sam I'd drop by for a game of chess with him later. If only I had something to tell him". Woodard, trying to sound positive, tells him, "I'm made some slides for Hoffman, one of the best men in the field, to come examine", but Burke seeing right through him, says, "You don't look too hopeful". Woodard admits, "There are things in there I don't understand. I'm afraid even Hoffman might not understand. The indications are pretty clear that there's a battle going on between Maggie's red and white blood cells, but there's something else going on that's got me baffled. I'm afraid that even Hoffman will be baffled". Burke remarks that the case seems pretty mysterious. Woodard replies that it's shaping up to be much more, that if they can't find out what's happening soon, he'd have to use even stronger words to describe it. Burke asks, "Like what?" Woodard replies, "Frightening, for example. Even terrifying, perhaps. Closest of all, impossible". He tells Burke, "Come back here later, before the chess game. Maybe I'll have something to tell you then".

Roger and Elizabeth are in the study at Collinwood. Elizabeth complains, "I don't know WHY Peterson went to YOU with the accounts! He's supposed to talk to ME about money matters" Roger tells her, "Large amounts of money have disappeared without any explanation. Peterson said he could not handle the books the shape they are now". Elizabeth promises to get the books into shape, but Roger continues, "I'm sorry Liz, but I'm not going to let it drop that easily. I know you're in some kind of trouble, Liz". Elizabeth denies this. She tells him, "I've been careless with procedure lately. I've been ill. I haven't been myself", but Roger, not believing her, says, "Yes. Ever since Jason McGuire came back to Collinwood. Have these sizable amounts of money been paid to Mr. McGuire?" Elizabeth explodes, "That's ridiculous! Too ridiculous to even discuss! You think I'm being blackmailed by Jason McGuire?" Roger replies, "Yes I do. You have the key to a room in the basement, a room none of us are allowed to enter. Is the secret in that room?" Elizabeth insists, "There is no secret, and Jason is not using anything against me!" Roger continues, "Liz, I know what it's like to be at the mercy of someone who knows a secret. I just want to know what's happening so I can stand by you". Elizabeth replies, "Nothing's happening, and you don't have to stand by me. Leave me alone, Roger, I beg of you, leave me alone!"

Elizabeth goes into the drawing room. Jason is in there enjoying a drink. Elizabeth tells him, "Jason, I've just been talking to the office in town. Things cannot go on as they have. I've had accounts transfer large amounts of money in Switzerland. I simply cannot give you any more money without it being noticed. If I do, the entire matter will be exposed.". Jason, pretending not to be paying much attention, starts to reminisce about a picnic he was once at. He remembers something a toast he gave at the picnic, "Lovely is the blossom in the spring tree...". Elizabeth continues, "I'm not going to give you any more money, not one cent! Nothing you can say or do or threaten me with can change this!" Jason nonchalantly says, "Well, if that's the way it has to be, that's the way it has to be". Elizabeth, suspicious that Jason is so compliant, asks, "What are you up to?" Jason denies that he's up to anything, saying he's just resigned to the facts. Elizabeth tells him, "One thing is clear. No more money!" Jason says, "Now I remember the rest of the quote! 'Lovely is the blossom on the spring tree, but even lovelier are the fruits of the season's change'. I look forward to enjoying those fruits in the ripeness of time".

Elizabeth and Roger are in the study again. Elizabeth tells Roger, "I've just talked to Peterson. The accounts are all straightened out. I apologizing for getting angry with you earlier". Roger replies, "I apologize for the things I said to you too, but I had to." Elizabeth stops him, saying, "Let's not start again". Roger asks, "Liz, I'm your brother. Can't you tell me?" Elizabeth replies, "No, I can't". Roger asks, "I can't help you?" Elizabeth replies, "No". Roger says, "Then there's nothing I can do?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes. You can stand by me. I feel so lonely and afraid sometimes. I would feel much better if you'll stand by me". Roger promises, "I will".

Burke has come back to Woodard's office as he promised. He and Woodard are looking at Woodard's office in disbelief. It has been ransacked. Things are broken and scattered everywhere. Burke exclaims, "What a mess! Who could've done this?" Woodard remarks, "The place is torn apart, as if by a madman! And I was expecting Hoffman to drop by". Burke examines a now useless microscope and remarks, "I hope Hoffman won't be needing this when he comes!" Woodard replies, "Hoffman won't have anything to look at when he comes. The slides are gone. So are all of the samples of Maggie's blood. There's nothing left to work on, nothing!". Burke asks, "Is that all that was taken?" Woodard replies, "Yes. Usually in cases like this, the first thing you suspect is narcotics, but no drugs are missing". He continues, "You know what this means. It means that Maggie didn't walk off by herself. She was taken by the same madman who did this". Burke asks, "Madman?" Woodard replies, "Yes, madman". He gestures towards the window and tells Burke, "Look at those bars. They're twisted like pipe cleaners. Whoever did this has almost superhuman strength, the strength only madness can give". He tells Burke, "I think it's time to describe this case in the terms it deserves: terrifying, impossible..."

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Episode 243
(COL 1/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: May 21, 1967
Air Date: May 31, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun:
33
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Woodard
Dennis Patrick as Jason McGuire
John Karlen as Willie Loomis

My name is Victoria Winters. Collinwood, even by daylight, can seem a dangerous and menacing place, for there are many unsolved mysteries here. And those who seek to solve them, to uncover the mysteries can be in grave danger. One man, unaware of the danger that exists in the shadows of the old house, is determined to seek out the truth.

Dr. Woodard goes to the old house. Willie answers the door. Woodard asks Willie, "Mr. Loomis, remember me?" Willie replies, "You're the doctor who came to see me when I was sick". Woodard asks, "How are you feeling?" Willie replies, "Fine". Woodard asks, "I'd like to examine those wounds on your arm again. I want to see if they're healing properly. It'll just take a moment. I'd also like to take a sample of your blood". Willie exclaims, "Blood?!" Woodard replies, "Yes, I'd like a sample for my records". Willie tells him, "No! Go away!", and tries to close the door on him, but Woodard pushes past him and comes in anyway. Willie insists, "I'm fine!", but Woodard replies, "You may not be as well as you think. I have another patient suffering from symptoms very similar to yours". Willie asks, "Who?" Woodard replies, "Maggie Evans. She seems to have some kind of blood disease. I want to make sure you're not infected with it". He tries to examine Willie, but Willie refuses to let him, insisting, "I feel fine! I don't want you to examine me! Now go away!" Suddenly, he says, "Listen! I think I heard something! What time is it?" Woodard looks at his watch and replies, "It's about 6:30". Willie looks out the window and tells Woodard, "You'd better go". Woodard asks, "Why?" Willie replies, "The sun will be setting! It's going to get dark soon". Woodard, puzzled, asks, "I'm don't happen to be afraid of the dark! What's wrong with you? You're acting very strangely!" Willie abruptly says, "Barnabas!" Woodard looks and sees that Barnabas has come into the room. Barnabas says, "Hello, Willie". Woodard introduces himself to Barnabas. Barnabas asks, "What brings you here? Someone ill?" Woodard explains that he has a patient with a rare blood disease, that Willie had the same symptoms when he was ill. He tells him, "I came to examine Willie, but he won't let me". Barnabas asks Willie, "Why not, Willie?" Willie replies, "Because I'm not sick! I'm OK!" Barnabas agrees, saying, "He does the work of three men around this place". Woodard remarks, "He might still be infected with the disease". Barnabas suggests, "Let the doctor examine you, Willie", but Willie emphatically says, "NO!" Barnabas tells him, "All right, Willie, go to your room". Willie leaves. Barnabas apologizes to Woodard for Willie, saying, "He's the best servant I've ever had, but he's nervous sometimes". Woodard notes, "He seem to be more than nervous. He seems to be terrified of me! It doesn't make sense". Barnabas notes, "Some people are afraid of all doctors". Woodard asks, "Try to use your influence with him and get him to come to my office" Barnabas replies, "I'll do my best, but if he still refuses, I can't force him to go. I can't force him to do anything against his will".

Jason McGuire comes in through the front door of Collinwood and goes into the drawing room where Elizabeth is sitting. He gives her a bouquet of flowers. She asks, "What are these?" Jason replies, "Violets. I remember how much you used to love them". He talks about fond memories of old times. Elizabeth asks, "What's behind this act? I know you're only interested in yourself and what you can get from of me!" Jason sarcastically complains, "Oh, Liz, you talk about me so harshly! You brought me a problem about our arrangement yesterday..." Before he can finish, however, there's a knock at the door. Elizabeth answers. It's Doctor Woodard. He tells Elizabeth that he'd like to talk to Jason. Jason, hearing this, comes into the foyer and asks, "You'd like to speak to me?" Woodard replies, "Yes. It'll only take a minute or two". They all go into the drawing room. Woodard asks Jason, "I'd like some information about your friend Willie Loomis. I understand it was you who tended over him while he was sick. It seems to me you told me he was most ill during the day, but was better at nights". Jason replies, "Yes. Much better". Elizabeth interjects, "Amazingly better. In fact, at first I thought he was faking it". Jason asks, "What is this all about?" Woodard explains, "His symptoms coincide exactly with those of Maggie Evans". Jason remarks, "Odd". Woodard continues, "More than odd, it could be dangerous for your friend. Miss Evans has some sort of blood disease. I've studied her blood, and it has some sort of strange cell in them. I didn't know what they were. Your friend might still be infected with it". He tells them that Willie refuses to let him examine him. He tells them that he also needs the sample because someone has stolen all of Maggie's, and adds that Willie might still have the disease and be infectious and might cause a epidemic. He muses, "You know, I think there's some connection between Willie Loomis and Maggie Evans. I don't know what it is, but I can't get it out of my mind that there's a pattern to all this, a pattern to all these events. I can't see what it is, but that's what's driving me out of my mind". He speaks briefly about how strange Maggie's case was, about her sleepwalking and ending up at Eagle Hill cemetery. He asks Jason to help convince Willie to give him a blood sample, but Jason replies, "We're not close friends anymore". Woodard gives up, saying, "Maybe Barnabas Collins can convince him to be examined. He promised to". Jason notes that if anyone can convince Willie to cooperate, Barnabas can, that he's never known Willie to listen to anyone except Barnabas.

Jason goes to the old house. Barnabas answers the door. Jason asks for Willie, but Barnabas tells him, "He's out". Jason asks, "At this time of night?" Barnabas replies, "I sent him out on an errand". Jason asks, "Can I speak to you for a moment about him? I'm worried about him. I had a talk with Dr. Woodard. He thinks Willie has a disease of the blood, but Willie refuses to let him examine him". Barnabas replies, "I promised to talk to him about that". Jason remarks, "It's odd about you and Willie. I've never known him to take orders from anyone, yet he takes them from you. Refresh my memory, how did you two happen to meet?" Barnabas repeats the story about his car breaking down, Willie helping him fix it and mentioning he needed a job, etc. Jason remarks, "Strange coincidence. Him working for a man whose family was so interested in. He was so interested in your family he even read books about it. He was especially interested in the man whose portrait hangs in the foyer at Collinwood. He must have been shocked when he first saw you, you looking so much like him". Barnabas explains, "Members of my family tend to look alike. Resemblances tend to run strong in my family". Jason remarks, "Willie got so interested in the Collins family, he even went up to Eagle Hill cemetery where some of them were buried. Have you ever been to Eagle Hill cemetery?" Barnabas replies, "I've heard of it but I've never been there. I must go there some time". Jason remarks, "I've been there. I've even been in your family tomb". Finally, seeing he's getting nowhere, he asks, "Do try to get Willie to go to the doctor" and leaves.

Jason returns to Collinwood. In the foyer, he looks at the portrait of Barnabas for a few seconds, then goes into the drawing room. There, he asks Elizabeth, "How much do you know about Barnabas Collins? He's a curious fellow". Elizabeth replies, "He's from he English branch of the family." Jason remarks that he finds it strange he's living at the old house. Elizabeth replies, "He feels it's part of his heritage". Jason continues, "Something about him bothers me". Elizabeth says, "That's because you can't understand a gentleman". Jason continues, "Something doesn't add up..." Elizabeth tells him, "Drop it! I don't want to discuss my cousin with you!" Jason replies, "All right. There's far more important problems for us to discuss. We both have problems that need solutions. You have the problem of me staying here. It looks bad". Elizabeth remarks, "I'm sure you don't care about that". Jason continues, "No, but you do. People are already starting to talk". Elizabeth snaps, "You can stop them by going away!" Jason replies, "I can't. My source of money has been cut off". Elizabeth angrily says, "So that's it! You want more money! You're not going to get any! I want you to go away!" Jason replies, "There's another solution, one I've been thinking about very seriously, one that will be very good for both of us". Elizabeth asks, "What is it?" Jason replies, "We're going to get married!"
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