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Episode 331
(COL 4/DISK 1 #1)

Tape Date: September 21, 1967
Air Date: October 2, 1967 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 121
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Dave Woodard
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins

There is terror in this night. One boy will live through an experience so terrifying that his mind will reel. And, for an instant, his heart will stop beating.

Joan Bennett: "There is terror in this night. One boy will live through an experience so terrifying that his mind will reel and for an instant, his heart will stop beating."

Roger and Elizabeth are down in the drawing room. Hearing David's screams, they run upstairs and find David lying on the floor cowering in his room. Elizabeth asks, "What's wrong?". David asks, "Is it gone?". Roger asks, "Is what gone?". David replies, "A gigantic bat was in here! It tried to kill me!". Roger looks around sees nothing in the room and says, "David, there's no bat in the room". David insists, "It was in here! It must've gone away". Roger asks, "How could a bat have gotten in to this room?". David replies, "It came through the window". Roger goes to the window, looks at it, then tells David, "Look at the window, David". David goes and looks. It is closed. Roger remarks, "It's closed and bolted from the inside.". David protests, "But it was open! The bat flew in through it! Nobody believes me! There was a bat in here! Leave me alone! Leave me alone!". Roger and Elizabeth decide to call Dr. Woodard. Roger leaves to do so. David insists, "It was here! It was! I know why it was here. HE sent it after me". Elizabeth asks, "Who?". David replies, "Cousin Barnabas. He sent it here because he wants me to die! He wants me to die!". Meanwhile, at the old house, Barnabas stares out the window...

Roger goes to the old house. Barnabas answers the door and exclaims, "Roger, what a pleasant surprise!". Roger asks, "Can I speak to you for a moment?". Barnabas replies, "Come in". Roger comes in. Barnabas asks, "What did you want to talk to me about?" Roger replies, "David, I'm afraid". He explains about David's strange behavior and adds, "This evening, he imagined he was attacked by a bat". Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps something did come into his room". Roger replies, "No, that would've been impossible. His window was closed and bolted. He was so upset we had to call Dr. Woodard. I'm thinking of calling a psychiatrist. I owe you an apology". Barnabas asks, "For what?" Roger asks, "Didn't Miss Hoffman tell you? She found David prowling around here this afternoon". Barnabas lies, "Oh yes, she did mention it to me. What was he doing here?". Roger replies, "It's so absurd I hesitate to mention it. He thinks you're hiding something scary here, something in the basement". Barnabas remarks, "There's nothing down there but a lot of odds and ends". Roger says, "Of course there isn't. I don't know what to do about David. His fantasies are getting wilder every day". He tells Barnabas about David claiming that Sarah appeared in his room at night and tells him "She warned him to stay away from this house. There was danger here for him, she said". Barnabas asks, "What else did he say she said". Roger replies, "That's all, as far as I know". Barnabas says, "It must've been a dream". Roger says, "Of course. He's had a series of dreams. One of them was about you. Don't laugh, but he told me he dreamt he saw you rising out of a coffin". Barnabas says, "I have a suggestion. Have you ever thought about sending David away to school? The legends of Collinwood seem to be affecting him adversely". Roger replies, "Liz would never allow it". Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps if we talked to her about it together". Roger is dubious, "We could try but I can predict what she'll say". Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps we could convince her that it'd be best for David...and everyone else involved"

Dr. Woodard is in David's room with David. David exclaims, "I didn't imagine any of it! There was a bat in here, mean, terrible and huge! It tried to attack me! I'm not imagining it! I did see that bat, and Sarah WAS here!". Woodard, looking very interested, asks "Sarah?". Woodard asks about Sarah. David tells him she appeared in his room. Woodard asks, "What did she say to you?". David asks, "You believe me?". Woodard replies, "I think it was possible she was here". David asks, "Do you believe she's a ghost?". Woodard answers, "I don't know what to believe. What did she say to you?". David replies, "She warned me to stay away from the old house. She said there was some kind of danger there". Woodard asks, "What kind of danger?". David replies, "She didn't say, just that there was some kind of danger". Woodard asks, "Did she say anything else?". David replies, "She told me that Willie Loomis is innocent, that he didn't do any of the things he's supposed to have done.". Woodard asks, "Then who did?". David replies, "I don't know. She didn't say. I think she knows. She knows a lot of things. I think she just won't tell me". Woodard asks, "David, did she say anything else?". The sedative Woodard has given David starts to take effect and David replies, "No. I'm getting sleepy". Woodard tells him, "Then go to sleep". David falls asleep, muttering, "It's true... It's true...". and drifts to sleep.

In the drawing room, Roger begs, "Won't you even consider it, Liz?". Elizabeth replies emphatically, "NO. Sending him away is not the answer! He needs us more now than ever before and I won't consider sending him away!". Woodard comes into the room and announces, "He's sleeping peacefully now". Roger asks, "Would you suggest a psychiatrist? These fantasies he's been having...". Woodard interrupts, "I'm not so sure they're fantasies. It's possible that David isn't imagining these things. I find everything David says strange, but interesting, extremely interesting..."

David is, as Woodard said, sleeping peacefully, Sarah appears in his room and calls, "David! David!", but he does not awaken. She shakes him awake. He sees her and exclaims, "Sarah!". Sarah replies, "Hello!". David asks, "Is it really you?". Sarah replies, "Of course it's really me". David says, "Sarah, it really IS you! It isn't a dream! Why are you here?". Sarah replies, "Because I'm mad at you." David asks, "Why?". Sarah replies, "Because you did what I told you not to do. You went to the old house". David asks "How did you know that?". Sarah replies, "I just know". David explains, "I had to. I had to prove I wasn't a liar". Sarah tells him, "Well, don't go there again, David. Stay away from the old house! You'll get into trouble if you go there!". David asks, "What kind of trouble?" Sarah replies, "Just trouble, that's all". David guesses, "Whatever's there is in the basement, isn't it? The basement door is locked. It never was before". Sarah warns, "Don't go near the basement of the old house, David! It's not safe!". David asks, "Why?". Sarah replies, "I can't tell you, David. You ask too many questions. But I have something for you, a present". She gives David an old fashioned wooden toy soldier. David says, "You don't have to give me a present". Sarah replies, "This is a special present! Keep it with you all the time. It'll keep you safe". David remarks, "I didn't know little girls played with toy soldiers". Sarah replies, "They don't. It belonged to someone else". David asks, "Who?". Sarah, evasive as usual, replies, "To someone who used to play with it. Promise to keep it with you all the time". David promises to do so, then asks, "I want you to promise me something. I want you to promise to stay here while I go get my Aunt Elizabeth to prove to her I wasn't imagining you". Sarah replies, "I can't", and fades away....

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Episode 332
(COL 4/DISK 1 #2)

Tape Date: September 19, 1967
Air Date: October 3, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 122
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A beguiling and deceptive calm pervades the night air that has settled over Collinwood. And even the mild autumn chill holds no hint of the danger locked within the dark. But evil–like a savage beast–shows its full cruelty only when threatened. And through this night, and the day and night to come, the threat will mount, and the evil will feel itself forced to exercise the fullness of its power.

Barnabas is at the Old House staring out the window. Barnabas leaves the window. Julia, who's come into the room, says, "Barnabas, I've prepared another injection for you. I'd like to give it to you now.". Barnabas doesn't move. Julia asks, "Did you hear me?". Barnabas replies, "I heard you". Julia asks, "Then why aren't you preparing yourself for the treatment?" Barnabas growls, "Perhaps it is I who should be giving YOU a treatment!". Julia asks, "What? I don't understand". Barnabas says, "I require loyalty above all else, Doctor". Julia says, "I've been loyal". Barnabas says, "I disagree, and I don't think I should take any more chances with you". He grabs her by the throat and starts to choke her. Julia gasps, "Barnabas, No!". Barnabas lets her go and says, "You know how vulnerable I am during the day, yet you left me unprotected!" Julia lies, "I don't know what you're talking about", but Barnabas says "Someone was here. Someone came to the basement door!". Julia replies, "Oh, is that what you were talking about? David? You weren't in any danger, Barnabas.", but Barnabas insists, "I WAS in danger, and you didn't tell me! I had to learn from cousin Roger!" Julia insists, "You were in no danger". Barnabas asks, "You were afraid I'd do something to David, weren't you? Well, I did!" Julia asks, "What?". Barnabas replies, "You needn't worry. I didn't touch the child". Julia remarks, "Good. Everyone thinks Willie is the kidnapper. If you harm David, they'll realize he isn't. You're safe right now". Barnabas asks, "How can safe can I be when someone comes right up to the cellar door?" Julia remarks, "The only way you'll ever be completely safe is for these treatments to work." Barnabas says, "I'm frightened. I've come such a great distance. Even now, I'm far from my quest. I have to find my bride, my Josette. Nothing must stop me now". Julia says, "Trust me. If you don't believe I'd do anything to protect, then believe I'll do anything to protect myself. Now, your treatment is ready". Barnabas rolls up his sleeves.

Julia, having returned to Collinwood, is in the drawing room with Roger having coffee or tea. She remarks that she hasn't seen much of David for awhile and asks, "Is he sick?". Roger replies, "No, he's had another one of his nightmares. Or it might have been a hallucination". Julia asks, "What happened?". Roger explains, "David claims he was attacked by a bat". Julia asks, "A bat?". Roger replies, "Yes. We heard him screaming, and when we went up to his room, we found him cowering in a corner". Julia suggests, "He could have seen a bat. I've
seen them outside at night". Roger dismisses this, "No, he described one of an impossible size that disappeared. I wish I knew what to do. All these nightmares, and now signs of paranoia". Julia asks, "You mean his fear Barnabas wants to kill him". Roger replies, "It's more than just a fear, it's a conviction." Julia says, "He's just high strung and imaginative. I think it might be a good idea to send him away to school". Roger remarks, "Funny you should suggest that. Barnabas suggested that last night too. I went to the old house to apologize for David's intrusion, and happened to tell him about David's nightmares". Julia gasps, "You told him?!". Roger replies, "Yes, I know you told me not to, but I didn't think it would do any harm". Julia explains, "I just thought it would hurt Barnabas...". While Roger and Julia talk, David is coming down the stairs. He hears Roger says, "When you suggested sending him away to school, did you really think it was a good idea?...". David a look of shock in his face, goes back up to the landing. He thinks to himself, "They're going to send me away! They didn't believe me! I'll prove to them I'm right! I'll find out what's in the basement of the old house!". Suddenly, he hears Sarah's voice saying, "Don't go near the old house. Danger...danger!". David says, "But I've got to go!". Taking the toy soldier out of his pocket, "You said this would protect me. I don't know how, but I've got to get into the basement! Sarah? Sarah, will this really protect me? Sarah?". But there is no answer...

The grandfather clock strikes the hour. David emerges from the door under the stairs into the foyer. He his holding some keys, which he puts in his pocket. Vicki sees him and asks, "David, what were you doing in the study?". David replies, "Nothing. I was looking for aunt Elizabeth". Vicki asks, "Are you sure that was what you were doing? Didn't I see you put something in your pocket?". David replies, "Yes", and pulls out the toy soldier. He explains, "It's a wooden soldier, a very old one." Vicki asks, "Where did you find it?". David lies, "I was kicking through some leaves and found it in the dirt". Vicki, still not trusting him, asks again, "You haven't fully answered my question. What were you doing in the study". David exasperatedly says, "I already told you! I was looking for Aunt Elizabeth. I wanted to show this to her". Vicki asks, "Why don't you show it to Miss Hoffman? She's interested in anything old". David begs off, saying "No, some other time. I have to do some studying now". Vicki remarks, "Well, you won't hear me complain about that!". David goes upstairs.

Vicki goes into the drawing room. She sits down with Julia She tells Julia about David's toy soldier. As they are talking, David sneaks back down the stairs and goes out through the front doors. Vicki describes the toy soldier to Julia. Julia remarks, "It is old. I've seen something like that in an old family album. There was a picture of a girl holding a doll, and a boy holding a toy soldier just like the one you described". Vicki remarks, "If you could find the picture, I'm sure David would be very interested". Julia replies, "I'd be very interested too. I think I'll go take a look at David's toy soldier.". She leaves the room and goes upstairs.

David goes to the old house. He tries the front door but finds them locked. He takes a key from the bunch he has and opens the door with it.

Julia comes back down into the drawing room. Vicki asks, "Did David show you his toy soldier?". Julia replies, "No, he wasn't in his room". Vicki remarks, "Strange. He told me he was going up to study. Maybe he's in the kitchen with Mrs. Johnson.". Julia suggests, "Or maybe he went to the old house. I'll go find him. I have to go get a book from the library there anyway.". Vicki says, "I'll go with you", but Julia replies, "No, there's no point in both of us going".

At the Old House, David goes to the cellar door. He starts to insert keys into the lock and try them.

Meanwhile, outside, the sun sets...

In the cellar, Barnabas awakens. He opens the coffin and sits up.

David finally finds the right key and opens the cellar door. He checks to see that he has the wooden soldier in his pocket and then goes downstairs. Downstairs, he sees an open, empty coffin. He starts to look around the room. His back is to the coffin. Barnabas comes out of another room. David is looking in the other direction and does not see him, but Barnabas sees David. He goes to the coffin and slams the lid down, an angry look on his face. David turns and sees Barnabas...

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Episode 333
(COL 4/DISK 1 #3)

Tape Date: September 20, 1967
Air Date: October 4, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 123
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Dave Woodard
David Henesy as David Collins

A fiery evening sun is setting over Collinwood and in a moment, darkness will descend. A small boy has broken into the old house on the great estate determined to discover its secrets. His curiosity is about to place him into the greatest danger he has ever known.

Barnabas says, "Hello, David.". David gasps, "Barnabas!". Barnabas asks "What are you doing here?". David stammers, "I... I...". Barnabas asks, "You promised your father you wouldn't come sneaking around here. Why did you break your promise". David stammers, "I... I..." Barnabas asks, "Why don't you speak, David? Are you afraid of me?" David asks, "This coffin, what's it doing here?". Barnabas remarks, "You ask too many questions, too many for your own good". David begs, "Please don't hurt me!", but Barnabas replies, "You've broken your promise, you must be punished for you own good!". He grabs David. Suddenly, from upstairs, Julia's voice calls out "David!" Barnabas, startled, loosens his grasp. David wriggles free and runs up the stairs.

David runs upstairs to Julia and screams, "Barnabas! He's going to kill me!". Barnabas comes upstairs and tells Julia, "I found him prowling around in the basement. I was going to give him a sound spanking". Julia assures David, "Barnabas isn't going to hurt you" Barnabas agrees, "No. Little boys who break promises should be punished, but I'll let your father do that". David asks, "You're going to let me go home?". Barnabas says, "Yes, after you answer a few questions. How did you get in here?". David says, "I used my Aunt Elizabeth's other set of keys". Barnabas remarks, "Oh, there's another set of keys?" and takes them from him, saying, "In case you decide to come again". David asks, "Can I go now?". Barnabas replies, "Yes, after you promise never to come back". David promises. Barnabas tells him, "All right. You may go". David runs off. Julia asks, "What did he see?". Barnabas replies, "My coffin". Julia, surprised, asks, "Your coffin?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Julia says, "But he'll run right back to Collinwood and tell everyone!". Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps no one will believe him". Julia asks, "But what if some one does?!". Barnabas nonchalantly replies, "Then that person will be in possession of some very dangerous knowledge". Julia asks, "You're planning something, Barnabas. What is it?". Barnabas replies, "You'll see, Doctor, you'll see!" Julia remarks, "I hope you know what you're doing". Barnabas replies, "I believe I do"

In the foyer of Collinwood, Dr. Woodard asks Burke Devlin, "Disappeared?", obviously talking about the bat David claims attacked him. Burke replies, "That's what Vicki said. I'm starting to get worried about David's fantasies". Woodard remarks, "I'm not so sure they are fantasies.". Burke asks, "What do you mean?" Woodard says, "Let's go talk in the drawing room". They go into the drawing room. Woodard asks, "Burke, a while back, you told me you were on to something. What were you talking about?". Burke replies, "I had a theory about the madman who kidnapped Maggie. It turns out I was wrong. We now know it was Willie". Woodard asks, "Who did you suspect?". Burke replies, "I'd rather not say". Woodard asks, "Why?" Burke replies, "Because of Vicki". Woodard asks, "Vicki?". Burke explains "It's a friend of hers". Woodard asks, "Was it Barnabas?" Burke admits, "Yes, at the time, I thought that Barnabas was not all he seemed to be, but I was wrong". David runs into the drawing room and shouts, "I've found out the secret of the old house! There's a coffin in the basement of the old house!". Burke asks, "What would Barnabas Collins be doing with a coffin in the basement?". David replies, "Because he's dead! He walks and talks, but he's dead! I saw him coming out of a coffin in my dream!" Julia, who's just come into the room, says, "You must forget about your dream. I found David wandering around the old house, hysterical, imagining all sorts of things". David shouts, "Barnabas was going to kill me!". Julia explains, "He was going to spank you,
that's all, and he didn't do even that. Why would he want to kill you?". David shouts, "Because I saw his coffin! It's in the basement!". Julia says, "He's imagining things. I've been to the basement of the old house, and there's nothing there, nothing at all". David shouts, "She's lying! Burke, there really is a coffin there! Go to the old house and see for yourself!". Roger comes into the room and asks, "What's all this commotion about?". Julia explains, "David says he saw a coffin in the basement of the old house. He's imagining things. There's nothing there. I've seen the basement of the old house". David shouts, "She's lying!". Roger angrily says to David, "I will not have you talking to Miss Hoffman that way! Now apologize!" David insists, "She's protecting him, she's his friend!". Roger, now furious, shouts, "Go to your room. Now!". Roger apologizes to Julia for what David said. Julia replies, "It's all right. I realize he's highly disturbed". Woodard remarks, "I wonder how disturbed he really is. I think we should go the old house to check". Roger exclaims, "This is ridiculous!", but Woodard says, "I think the chances are 99 out of a hundred that he's imagining it, but I think we should check anyway". He suggests that maybe David didn't imagine it, that maybe Barnabas for some odd reason does have a coffin in the cellar. Burke agrees. Roger warns, "You're making a fool of yourself!", but Burke replies, "Maybe we are, but that's our privilege". Dr. Woodard and Burke leave. Roger asks Julia, "Have you ever heard such utter nonsense in your whole life?" Julia replies, "No, never"

Burke and Dr. Woodard go to the old house and knock at the door. Barnabas answers and asks, "What can I do for you?" Woodard says, "We'd like to see you for a moment. I'm afraid we have a rather unusual request". Burke adds, "We'd like to see the basement". Barnabas asks, "The basement?". Woodard replies, "Yes. David claims he saw something down there, something weird. A coffin". Barnabas says, in a very surprised tone, "A coffin? Poor cousin David. I'm afraid his fantasies are really getting out of control". Woodard asks, "So there's no coffin down there?". Barnabas replies, "Of course not. What would I be doing with a coffin down there? All that's down there are some odds and ends". Burke asks, "So you wouldn't mind if we took a look down there". Barnabas says, "But I've already told you. There's nothing down there but some old trunks". Burke says, "If that's all that's down there, then you won't mind us taking a look". Barnabas gets very angry and asks "Are you doubting my word?". Woodard says, "We'd just like to see what's down there". Barnabas angrily says, "I refuse! I consider this an invasion of my privacy!". Woodard remarks, "I'm starting to think you ARE hiding something down there". Burke threatens, "We'll be back. With a search warrant if necessary". They turn to leave, but Barnabas suddenly says "Wait! I'll show you the basement to end this nonsense once and for all! Come with me!".

Barnabas takes Burke and Dr. Woodard down into the basement. Burke remarks, "Its so dark I can't see a thing". Barnabas says, "I'll light some candles". He does so, revealing only some trunks. There is no coffin. Burke and Dr. Woodard look around, but find no coffin. Barnabas asks, "Well, gentlemen, do you see anything that even faintly resembles a coffin?". Woodard replies, "No. We apologize, Mr. Collins. Obviously, the coffin was a figment of David's imagination". Barnabas remarks, "Obviously", a smile on his face...

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Episode 334
(COL 4/DISK 1 #3)

Tape Date: September 22, 1967
Air Date: October 5, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 124
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Robert Gerringer as Dr. Dave Woodard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

At Collinwood, no one is safe from the nameless terror that hovers so close. Tonight young David Collins has reason to hope that the fears we've all had will soon be put to rest.

Vicki is with David in his room. David asks, "Vicki, what's taking them so long?". Vicki replies, "When you're waiting for something it always seems to take longer." David remarks, "They'll come back, tell everyone about the coffin down there, and everything'll be all right". He goes and looks out the window. Vicki tells him he reminds her of a character in the story "Bluebeard". who looked out the window hoping for someone to come help her. David remarks, "Yes, and help did come, and she was rescued from death".

Dr. Woodard and Burke reach the front door of Collinwood. Dr. Woodard is about to knock, but Burke says, "Wait a minute, Dave." Woodard asks, "What?". Burke says, "Even though there was nothing down in the basement, you must admit Barnabas did act strangely". Woodard notes, "Barnabas has a habit of strangely". Burke remarks, "I don't like him". Woodard says, "We're going to have to be very careful about how we break this news to David. It's going to make it all the harder to find out what's causing his fantasies". Burke asks, "Are you convinced now they're just fantasies?". Woodard replies, "No, actually I'm baffled". He knocks at the front door. Roger answers the door. They go in. Roger asks, "Well, gentlemen, what do you have to say for yourselves?" Woodard recounts what happened, how Barnabas at first got very angry, then finally agreed to let them look in the basement, where they found no coffin. Roger sarcastically remarks, "I find Barnabas' reaction understandable. If two hysterical grown men had shown up at my house claiming there was a coffin in my basement, I'd have reacted in exactly the same way! David imagined the coffin. Children imagine all sorts of things". He looks at the picture near the telephone and continues, "When I was a child I used to imagine that all these portraits of dead Collins's were staring at me, that they hated me. I outgrew it and so will David". Burke and Dr. Woodard go up to see David.

There's a knock at David's door. David exclaims, "They're back!". He lets them Burke and Woodard in. Vicki asks, "Find anything?" Woodard asks, "Could we talk to David alone?". Vicki replies, "All right, I'll be down in the drawing room if you need me". She turns to Burke and asks, "Is David going to be all right, Burke?". Burke replies, , "I don't know, Vicki, I hope so". Vicki leaves. Woodard tells David, "We didn't see any coffin in the cellar, David". David exclaims, "It was there! You must've seen it!". Woodard says, "David, don't get upset, but it wasn't there". David insists, "But it had to be! I saw it there! You've got to believe me, or something terrible will happen to me!". Woodard says, "I wish I could know what's going on in your mind". David insists, "It's not in my mind! I'll prove it to you. There's something else. I promised not to tell, but I'm going to have to break that promise.". He starts to tell them about the secret room when suddenly the window blows open. David hears "London Bridge" playing in the distance. He goes to the window and asks Woodard, "You hear it, don't you?". Woodard replies, "Yes, it sounds like a flute in the distance". David says, "It's Sarah! She's mad at me!" Woodard asks about the secret room. In spite of the signs of Sarah's displeasure, David tells him about the secret room and the coffin that was in there and about how he had to hide inside the coffin when Barnabas and Willie came. Woodard says, "Sit down." David sits down on the bed. Woodard asks, "Coffins frighten you a great deal, don't they?" David exclaims, "You think I'm imagining it! I'll take you to the mausoleum and show you the secret room myself!". Woodard says, "All right, David. You show us". David starts to look frightened and asks Burke, "You'll be close to me, won't you?". Burke assures him, "Yes". David asks, "And Cousin Barnabas, he won't know I'm there, will her?" Burke assures him, "He'll have no way of knowing." They leave the room. As they are doing so, the window blows open again. Woodard, the last to leave, notices. He goes to the window and looks out, a quizzical look on his face.

In the drawing room, Vicki is sitting on the couch, looking worried while Roger is pacing around sipping a drink. David, Burke and Woodard come into the room. Woodard asks Roger, "Roger, I'd like your permission to take David out tonight". Roger asks, "Where?". Woodard replies, "To Eagle Hill cemetery". Roger exclaims, "To what?!". Woodard explains, "There's something there David wants us to see". Roger refuses. David exclaims, "But we have to go!". Woodard tells Roger, "There's something out there David thinks will help us find why he's afraid of Barnabas.". Roger gets angry and tells them he's tired of everyone defaming Barnabas. Woodard recommends, "Taking the boy out there might ease his mind". Roger finally gives up, "All right, but this'll be the end of it. If there's nothing out there, I'm calling a halt to all this nonsense about Barnabas". David insists, "There IS something out there!". He and Roger start to argue. Vicki quickly steps in and pulls David away, saying, "We've got to get you a warm jacket to go out on a night like this". She takes him away. Roger says to Woodard, in a sad voice, "Dr. Woodard, I'm not blind to the fact that my son has problems. I'm very concerned. I think it's time to talk about his mental state. I'm thinking of calling in a psychiatrist. Looking in cellars and locked rooms won't help. We need to look into David's mind...". David comes down. Burke and Dr. Woodard take him away. Roger asks Vicki about her plans for marriage, "Are you planning to get married right away?" Vicki assures him, "I'll stay here as long as David needs me". Roger warns her, "There's no telling how long that might be. David reminds me of a high wire walker, ready to fall out of our reach at any moment...".

At Eagle Hill cemetery, Burke remarks, "Well, here we are". Woodard tells David, "Go on, David, lead the way". David complains, "I feel strange, cold", but Woodard just says, "It's a cold night, David". David remarks, "Guess we'd better go in" and leads them into the Collins mausoleum. Woodard tells him, "Now show us where the secret room is". David replies, "Behind the middle panel. You open it by pulling the ring in the lion's mouth". He steps onto the middle sarcophagus and pulls on the lion's ring, but nothing happens. Puzzled, he says, "It must be stuck". Burke says, "Here, let me give it a try". He pulls on it but nothing happens, and he says, "That thing's not going to move". David exclaims, "I don't understand! I did it before, and it was easy! I don't know what happened! I know! Barnabas got here first and did something to it!". Woodard tries pulling on it too, but nothing happens. Burke jokes, "I guess we're not as strong as we used to be". Woodard remarks, "Maybe it never did open". Burke tells David, "Maybe you did imagine it, David". David exclaims, "You don't believe me!". He jumps back onto the sarcophagus and pulls frantically on the ring, but nothing happens. He comes back down, disappointed. Woodard remarks, "Nothing but four walls and a coffin". David sees something lying on Sarah's sarcophagus. He picks it up and exclaims, "That's not all! Sarah's flute!". Woodard asks, "Are you sure it's Sarah's?". David replies, "Yes. She wants me to find it and show it to you to prove that there's a secret room!". Woodard says, "But there is no secret room". David shouts, "You don't believe me!". and runs off, upset. Burke remarks, "Roger will be happy to learn we didn't find anything." Woodard replies, "We didn't find what we came here to look for, but we did find something. This". He holds up the flute and continues, "It must be here for some reason. It's the only tangible piece of evidence we've come up with so far..."

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September 23, 1967 - October 3, 1967 No shows taped due to National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians strike.

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Episode 335
(Kinescope)
(COL 4/DISK 1 #5)

Tape Date: October 3, 1967
Air Date: October 6, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 125
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard
William Shust as Dr. Fisher
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins

Within the walls of the great house at Collinwood, there is a frightened child. Young David Collins is searching desperately for a friend who has the dark, secret answers to his questions. But his friend is not easy to find because she comes from a world beyond the world we know at Collinwood.

(The part of Dr. Woodard will be played by Peter Turgeon due to the abovementioned strike.)

David is in his room, staring into his crystal ball. He gets up and says, "Sarah, where are you? I need to talk to you! I know you're staying away from me. Sarah, we've got to talk!". He goes to his desk, takes the crystal ball to his bed, and looks at it again. "Sarah! Please come and talk to me! You've gotten me into this whole mess! You've got to get me out!" Seeing nothing, he puts his head down in frustration. Suddenly, he hears the sound of "London Bridge". He looks up and sees Sarah there. He exclaims, "Sarah! You took a long time to come!". Sarah replies, "I wasn't going to come at all!". David asks, "Because I told about the secret room?". Sarah replies, "Yes. When a secret's not a secret anymore, you know what it is? Nothing!" David remarks, "Easy for you to say that. I'm the one who's in all the trouble". Sarah asks, "Because you said the door would open?" David exclaims, "You did something to it!". Sarah replies, "No, somebody else did". David asks, "Who?" Sarah replies, "Just somebody". David complains, "You know what's going to happen now? Aunt Elizabeth is in the city finding a psychiatrist for me." Sarah asks for her flute back. David tells her, "I can't. Dr. Woodard has it. He says he wants to study it". Sarah says, "You've got to get it back! Sometimes it's the only thing that keeps me company". David says, "Stop worrying about your flute. We've got to do something before they send me away!".

There's a knock at the door. David turns to look. When he turns back, Sarah is gone. Elizabeth comes in with a man. She asks, "Did I hear you talking with someone?". David replies, "Sarah". The man asks, "Sarah?" Elizabeth introduces the man as a Dr. Fisher. David asks, "Are you a psychiatrist?". Dr. Fisher replies, "Yes". David tells the man, "I'm not crazy". Fisher replies, "No one said you were". David tells him, "That's what everyone thinks". The man replies, "I don't. What's this?". David replies, "My crystal ball. I use it to find Sarah". Dr. Fisher asks to speak to David alone. Elizabeth leaves. Dr. Fisher is asking David, "Is that where the dream ends?". David replies, "No". He tells Dr. Fisher about the part in the cellar where Barnabas rises out of his coffin. Dr. Fisher asks, "Think you can answer a few more questions?". David replies, "I'll try". Dr. Fisher asks, "Do you think about dying often?". David replies, "I didn't use to, but that's all I think about now". Dr. Fisher asks, "Are you afraid of dying?" David replies, "I'm afraid of Barnabas killing me". Dr. Fisher notes, "Sarah's dead too, you said, but you're not afraid of her". David replies, "No, Sarah's my friend. The only one I'm afraid of is Barnabas." Dr. Fisher asks, "David, tell me once more about your dream, and give me as many details as you can remember". David starts to recount the dream again...

Burke and Dr. Woodard are in the drawing room. Burke starts to talk about David's delusions. Woodard interrupts, "I'm not so sure they are delusions". He recounts all the solid evidence there's been, the flute, the doll in Maggie's room. "It's enough to make me believe something's wrong. I'm starting to think there's some connection between what happened to Maggie Evans and what's happening to David" Burke protests, "But Maggie was kidnapped by Willie Loomis". Dr. Woodard says, "I'm not sure it was Willie Loomis. When Maggie was found, she had those mysterious wounds on her neck. When Willie was sick, he has the same wounds on his arm. Now if Willie was responsible for Maggie's wounds, who was responsible for Willie's? I think they were both wounded by the same person or creature, a person or creature that's still at large..."

Dr. Fisher comes down. He announces that David is a very disturbed boy. Woodard replies, "Of course he's disturbed. he's terrified!". Burke asks, "Doctor, do you think this has something to do with David's past?". Dr. Fisher tells his theory. He says that he thinks that David's fears are a result of his mother's death, that he thinks the faceless woman in David's dream represents his mother. Woodard asks, "What about Sarah?". Fisher replies, "She's his imaginary friend. A lot of children have imaginary friends". Woodard protests, "Not dead ones!". Fisher explains, "David is afraid of death. He's imagining Sarah to try to make a friend of death, to reconcile his feelings about it. Barnabas, on the other hand, represents his fear of death.". Elizabeth asks, "But why Barnabas?" Fisher replies, "That's a question I can't answer. It could be a number of reasons. But I have one theory". He leads everyone out into the foyer to the portrait of Barnabas and says, "It might be his striking resemblance to his ancestor. Do you remember the old nursery rhyme?" Woodard recites the famous poem about Dr. Fell,

"I do not like thee, Dr. Fell,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this I know, I know full well,
I do not like thee, Dr. Fell."

Dr. Fisher continues, "I don't know anything about the real Barnabas, but I can tell you about the David's imaginary one. He's a monster who awaits in his coffin, always ready to come out, bare his fangs and devour him". This gets a very strange reaction from Dr. Woodard. Fisher continues to expose his theory about David's fantasies, but Woodard doesn't appear to be listening. Elizabeth notices and asks, "Is anything the matter?". Woodard snaps out of it and replies, "No, I was just thinking about something. There's something I've got to go and do". Dr. Fisher says he's got to be going too. They leave.

Elizabeth tells Burke she has something she has to talk to him about. "I've just received a letter from my lawyers. with some news I'm afraid you're not going to like at all." She takes him into the drawing room. Burke says, "Don't keep me in suspense. What's the news?". Elizabeth replies, "It's about the house. You remember how the deed said no sale? The house belonged to a Caleb Sayer Collins. It appears he had a morbid fear of strangers. That house was the thing he loved the most. He had it put in his will that it couldn't be sold to anyone except a member of the Collins family for a period of 100 years after his death". Burke exclaims, "That's ridiculous!". Elizabeth replies, "I know. I so wanted you and Vicki to have that house". Burke asks, "How about breaking the will?". Elizabeth replies, "Yes, I talked to my lawyers about that. They said it could be done, but said it would take years. The 100 year period will be over in 5 years anyway". Burke remarks, "Vicki had her heart set on that house". Elizabeth asks, "Couldn't you two get med and live in another house and wait 5 years...". Burke is very upset.

Dr. Woodard goes to Eagle Hill cemetery and goes into the Collins family mausoleum. He takes out he flute and looks at it, then muses, "Last night, there was no way into the secret room, but now I know something I didn't know last night. Not the way into the secret room, but perhaps the why, the reason for the secret room. Something unbelievable, something so terrible it had to be sealed up away from the sight of heaven and hell. But if the secret room's existence is a fact, then the entrance in is a fact...". Suddenly, he is startled to hear a voice from behind him say, "Hello". He turns and is startled to see a little girl standing there. He exclaims, "You're little Sarah!".

A NOTE ABOUT DR. FELL

"Non amo te, Zabidi,
nec possum dicere quare;
Hoc tantum possum dicere,
non amo te."

Literally translated, this is:

"I do not love thee, Zabidi,
I cannot say why,
I can only say this:
I don't love thee".

Instead, Tom Brown loosely translates it:

"I do not like thee, Dr. Fell,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this I know, I know full well,
I do not like thee, Dr. Fell.

He is not expelled.

*This is from "Tom Brown's Schooldays", where Dr. Fell accuses Tom Brown of neglecting his schoolwork and tells him that if he cannot translate the following on sight (the thirty-third Epigram of Martial) he will be expelled:

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Episode 336
(COL 4/DISK 1 #6)

Tape Date: October 4, 1967
Air Date: October 9, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 126
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

All of us at Collinwood remain concerned about the state of mind of young David Collins. We are unaware that at this moment at the Eagle Hill Cemetery, two people are about to meet for the first time. They will recognize each other, and they will know that together they may travel a long, dark and dangerous path to help the troubled little boy who means so much to both of them.

Dr. Woodard exclaims, "I'm very glad to see you!". Sarah remarks, "I knew you'd be here". Woodard asks, "How?". Sarah replies, "The same way I know about everything else". Woodard asks, "Can you tell me about some of the things you know the same way you've told David?". Sarah remarks, "I'm mad at David". Woodard begs, "Sarah, you've got to tell me some of the things you know", but Sarah replies, "I can't. People don't keep secrets anymore!". Woodard says, "Sarah, you told David you were sick once". Sarah replies, "I was sick, a long, long time ago". Woodard tells her, "Some people think David is sick and should be put away for treatment". Sarah asks, "You mean like Maggie?". Woodard replies, "Yes". He asks, "Would you like that?". Sarah replies, "No". Woodard asks, "Tell me, tell me what you know", but Sarah replies, "I don't think I should do that". Woodard warns her, "If they put David away, you'll be all alone. If you tell me, they won't put David away". Sarah asks, "What do you want to know?". Woodard asks, "Is there a secret room in here?". Sarah tells him there is. Woodard tells her, "But yesterday David couldn't get in". Sarah explains, "Yesterday someone sealed it, but I wanted it unsealed, so I unsealed it". Woodard pulls the ring in the lion's mouth. this time, the secret door opens. Woodard muses, "If this exists, then what about all the other things David's been telling us?". He goes inside, sees the coffin in there and remarks, "Another thing David didn't lie about". Examining the coffin and finding it empty, he asks Sarah, "Why is the coffin empty? Was there ever any body in this coffin?". Sarah replies, "I can't tell you". Woodard finds the chains that once bound the body on the ground and exclaims, "No! This coffin wasn't always empty! Someone was buried here! I know that now. Someone who wouldn't stay dead. Sarah...". He looks up and finds that Sarah's gone.

Vicki and Burke are in the drawing room of Collinwood. Vicki asks, "So there's no way at all to buy that house?" Burke replies, "Not for the next five years. The crackpot who owned it made sure of that. I'm going to be out of town for a few days. When I get back, we're going to make plans for our marriage and find the best house in Collinsport. Mr. and Mrs. Burke Devlin are going to need a nice place to set up house". Vicki says, "IF we marry. I'm starting to have second thoughts. This thing about the house. It's almost like a message that we shouldn't get married". Burke angrily exclaims, "Well, that's one message you should send back!". Then, his voice softening, he tells Vicki, "I fear losing you". Vicki assures him, "You're not losing me. I want to marry you, just not right now". Burke asks, "When?". Vicki replies, "When David gets better". Burke says, "All right, Vicki, what is it you want?". Vicki replies, "I just want to wait, and for you not to be angry with me or David". Burke says, "All right. I'll wait. And I'm not angry with you or David. I'm angry with the old Caleb Collins, that skinflint." He admits, "I'm frightened. Of losing you, of someone taking you away from me". Vicki assures him, "Burke, nothing's going to ever take me away from you". The camera pans to the portrait of Barnabas...

There's a knock at the door of Collinwood. Vicki answers. It's Dr. Woodard. He tells Vicki , "I want to talk to Burke. Where can he be reached?". Vicki replies, "I'm afraid he can't, he'll be out of town for a few days". Woodard asks, "Do you know where he's gone?". Vicki replies, "No, he didn't tell me. Is there any way I can help?". Woodard responds, "There might be. Wait. Let me check out a few things first. Where's Julia Hoffman?". Vicki replies, "At the old house". Woodard remarks, "Of course. Could I use the library here? I'd like to look up some things about the family history". Vicki tells him, "They're on the bottom two shelves in the library. Doctor, you have something very important to tell Burke, don't you?". Woodard replies, Yes". Vicki asks, "What?", but Woodard refuses to tell her, saying, "I don't think I should tell you". Vicki asks, "Why?". Woodard replies, "Let's put it this way. What you don't know can't hurt you". Woodard goes to the library without explaining further.

Julia returns to Collinwood. She and Vicki talk about David briefly, then Vicki suddenly remembers, "Oh yes, Dr. Woodard's in the study". Julia asks, "What's he doing there?". Vicki tells her, "He's looking through some books on the Collins family history".

Julia goes to the study and finds Dr. Woodard busily looking through a pile of books. Seeing Julia at the doorway, he says, "Julia, come in". Julia asks, "Doctor, what are you doing?". Woodard replies, "Just delving into some members of the Collins family". Julia asks, "Why?". Woodard replies, "I've just found out that the original Barnabas Collins had a sister named Sarah". Julia asks, "What's your interest in a girl who left the scene over a hundred years ago?". Woodard replies, "I'll tell you why. I've met her". Julia exclaims, "Doctor, that's ridiculous!". Woodard asks, "Why?" Julia tells him, "Because your a doctor, a man of science". Woodard insists, "I saw Sarah, I talked to her". Julia suggests, "You're working too hard". Woodard says, "Julia, I'm sorry, but I saw Sarah Collins!". Julia notes, "Dave, Dr. Fisher is a good psychiatrist. He believes David is hallucinating". Woodard asks, "What about Sam Evans? He saw her and talked to her too". Julia replies, "He's an artist, a highly imaginative human being. He was going through a trying time. Besides, he's been known to drink". Woodard says, "I don't care what Dr. Fisher has to say!". Julia suggests, "You need rest", but Woodard replies, "I'm not tired. I'm not conjuring this little girl up. I tell you, Julia, I saw Sarah Collins, I saw her as clearly as I see you now. I talked to her. Now that I know she exists, I have to find out why". Julia asks, "Why?". Woodard replies, "Yes. There must be extra- ordinary circumstances that brought her back. Once we find out what they are, we'll get to the bottom of all this. I won't rest until I find out why Sarah Collins returned to this earth!"

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Episode 337
(COL 4/DISK 1 #7)

Tape Date: October 5, 1967
Air Date: October 10, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 127
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard
Peter Murphy as Caretaker
David Henesy as David Collins

Another night has come, and we at Collinwood go on fearing for the state of mind of young David Collins. He has told us the terrifying secrets he knows, and we have not believed him. But there is someone who does believe him and, before this night is over, that someone will be a step closer to the truth. And thus a step closer to the valley of death.

In the Radcliffe mausoleum at Eagle Hill cemetery, the old caretaker is puttering around. Dr. Woodard goes into the Radcliffe mausoleum. The caretaker asks, "Why are you here?" Woodard reminds him, "We met once at Eagle Hill Cemetery". The caretaker asks, "Why do you come here now?". Woodard replies, "You told me there was a curse on the Collins mausoleum. I think you know why that curse was put on that tomb. I want you to tell me". The caretaker says, "No one alive can tell you why that curse was put on the Collins mausoleum. Only the dead can tell you...". Woodard reminds the caretaker, "The night I saw you, you said Joshua Collins had written about the curse in the family journal. Is it here?". The caretaker replies, "It's somewhere in the family archives. I haven't looked it in years". Woodard asks, "Can I take a look at it?" The caretaker replies, "You won't find what you're looking for. It only states that there is a curse, not the nature of it. Why are you interested in the curse?" Woodard explains, "I have a theory that the curse on the Collins Family mausoleum has a bearing on some curious incidents that have been happening around here". The caretaker exclaims, "You think one of the bodies buried in that tomb is responsible?! What can I do?". Woodard replies, "Let me look at the records of the Collins family". The caretaker replies, "That might take awhile". Woodard tells him, "Take all the time you want".

At Collinwood, Roger returns and runs into Barnabas, who's just leaving, outside the door. Roger jokes, "Good to see you. I would've thought you'd have disowned us after all that's happened." Barnabas replies, "I came to see how David was, to see if he's still having hallucinations". Roger tells Barnabas, "He won't be telling anyone about seeing hallucinations much longer. I've thought about what you said about sending him away to school, and I've found a perfect place, a military school in Boston. I'm going to try to talk to Elizabeth into it". Barnabas remarks, "For David's sake, I hope you succeed"

At the Radcliffe mausoleum, Dr. Woodard and the old caretaker are going through a pile of old books. The old caretaker reads, "Sarah Collins was a very cheerful little girl. When she died, she was mourned by her mother, father and brother". Woodard notes, "It's the original Barnabas I'm trying to find out about". The caretaker remarks, "That was astonishing". Woodard asks, "What was?". The caretaker replies, "The resemblance between Barnabas Collins and his ancestor". He tells Woodard about encountering Barnabas Collins at Eagle Hill Cemetery that night, saying, "You would've thought it was the original Barnabas Collins brought back to life". A funny look crosses Woodard's face. The old caretaker continues to read the book he's holding and remarks, "That's very strange. It says that the original Barnabas Collins went to England after suffering from a fever that sapped his strength and changed his personality. It says on the day the original Barnabas Collins went away, his father had the mausoleum at Eagle Hill cemetery built". Woodard notes, "Family records are like any other records. They don't always tell the full truth. I don't think he went to England. I don't think he ever left Collinsport..."

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth emphatically tells Roger, "David isn't leaving Collinwood!". Roger says, "But Liz, this military school is the best place for him". Elizabeth counters, "The best place for him is here, where Dr. Fisher can treat him!". Roger begs, "Liz, at least come with me to see the military school", but Elizabeth replies, "As far as I'm concerned, the case is closed!". Roger complains, "He's my son, and I'll send him away if I want, with our without your permission!". Elizabeth warns Roger about sending David away, implying that if he does, she may no longer let him, Roger, stay at Collinwood. There's a knock at the door. It's Dr. Woodard. He tells Roger, "I'd like to speak to David". Roger notes, "It's pretty late". Woodard explains, "Sorry, I had some patients I had to see". Roger tells Woodard, "If he's still awake, I don't mind". Elizabeth says, "I'll get him", and leaves to do so. Roger tells Woodard, "Let's go into the drawing room. It's more comfortable in there", but Woodard seems preoccupied, staring at the portrait of Barnabas Collins. Roger asks, "Is something the matter?". Woodard replies, "No, I was just fascinated with that portrait". Roger asks, "What about it do you find fascinating?". Woodard replies, "The eyes, the way they seem to follow you around. I wonder how painters achieve that effect". They go into the drawing room. Roger asks, "What did you want to see David about?". Woodard replies, "Nothing in particular. It's just that I told him I'd come by to see him". Elizabeth comes down with David. They leave him in the drawing room with Woodard and go to the study to continue their discussion.

Woodard asks David, "Feel better?". David replies, "Yes". Woodard tells him, "You're going to feel a lot better soon. I came to tell you I believe everything you said is true". David asks, "Why?". Woodard replies, "I've met Sarah". David asks, "What did she tell you?" Woodard replies, "Not much, but enough for me to know that what's frightening you is real". David asks, "What are we going to do?" Woodard replies, "I'll go do more investigating and come up with more answers". David asks, "Do you believe Barnabas is....dead?" Woodard replies, "I don't know. The thought of what he might be frightens me as much as it does you. David, would you do one thing for me. Don't tell anyone about our conversation tonight". David promises not to, and warns Woodard, "Be very careful. I wouldn't want anything to happen to you". Woodard assures him, "Don't worry, David, nothing's going to happen to me"

Dr. Woodard goes to the old house. Barnabas tells him, "If it's Miss Hoffman you're looking for, she's not here". Woodard tells him, "Actually, it's you I'd like to see". Barnabas asks, "Why?". Woodard replies, "I'd like to talk about your cousin David". Barnabas asks, "How is the boy?". Woodard replies, "Healthier than most people think". Barnabas asks, "What about his strange aberrations?". Woodard replies, "I don't think they are aberrations. Why is David afraid of you?". Barnabas replies, "I don't know. Dr. Fisher has a theory that it's due to my resemblance to my ancestor". Woodard notes, "Yes, but that resemblance has existed for a long time. It's just recently that David's become frightened of you. Something must have happened recently. Perhaps it's something he's found out in the family histories about the original Barnabas Collins that's frightened him. What do you know about he original Barnabas Collins?". Barnabas replies, "Not much, I'm afraid". Woodard says, "But I thought you were an authority on the family history". Barnabas replies, "The family history, yes, but I don't go looking for skeletons in closets". Woodard says, "So you admit there ARE skeletons in the closet". Barnabas angrily says, "I'm sick and tired of all this insinuation!...". Woodard interrupts him, "I saw your sister Sarah tonight!". Barnabas says, "Perhaps David isn't the only one suffering aberrations. You know as well as I do that I don't have a sister". Woodard says, "Perhaps I heard wrong. Perhaps she said didn't say sister. Perhaps she said 'ancestor'". Barnabas tells Woodard, "You've overstayed your welcome, Doctor. Good night". Woodard calmly replies, "Good night, Barnabas" and leaves.

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Episode 338
(COL 4/DISK 1 #8)

Tape Date: October 6, 1967
Director: John Sedwick
Air Date: October 11, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Worldvision Rerun: 128
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

We live through another night at Collinwood, unaware that a man will die before the break of dawn. A man who will soon learn the evil secret that exists in the Old House on the Collinwood estate.

As Woodard is leaving the old house, he runs into Julia, who's just arriving. Surprised, she asks, "Dave?". Woodard replies, "I was just having a talk with Barnabas". Julia says, "I assumed that, but why did you come to talk to him?". Woodard replies, "Curiosity, Julia, just idle curiosity. It's obvious that YOU find this house and what's in it interesting". Julia remarks, "Barnabas Collins is a fascinating man. Dave, I don't want to keep you from what you're doing.". Woodard says, "Good night, Julia". and leaves.

Julia goes inside. But Dr. Woodard has not left. He has doubled back and is spying through the window. Julia asks Barnabas, "What happened? What were you two talking about?". Barnabas replies, "He's very close to knowing the truth about me". Julia asks, "What happened?". Barnabas tells her, "He asked certain questions". Julia remarks, "You must have answered them well. I just talked to him and he didn't seem to know anything. Maybe he has some vague suspicions, but that's all. He doesn't really know anything". Barnabas reminds her, "He knows YOU. He knows you're a doctor. He'll figure out that something medical here interests you. He'll find out about your experiments. He'll know you must be keeping notes on the experiment. You are keeping notes, aren't you?" Julia admits, "Well, yes". Barnabas continues, "I want you to destroy them!" Julia asks, "Why?" Barnabas replies, in an exasperated tone, "Because I don't want him to find them, that's why!" Julia refuses, saying, "They're completely safe at Collinwood. No one knows about them". Barnabas remarks, "I would like to believe that". Julia assures him , "I would never do anything to put you in danger". Barnabas tells her, "Sarah. He knows about Sarah." He tells her what Woodard said. Julia asks, "What did you do?" Barnabas replies, "When he said that, I looked at him as if he were utterly mad. I tried to act calm so he wouldn't know how near panic I was. Forgive me, Sarah, for denying you." Speaking defiantly to the air, he says, "Yes, Dr. Woodard, Sarah Collins IS my sister, the dearest creature to ever walk this earth..." Outside, Woodard hears this...

There is a knock at the front door of Collinwood. Vicki, who's in the drawing room, goes and answers it. It's Burke. They kiss. Vicki exclaims, "Burke, you're back! How wonderful!" Burke tells her, "Not so wonderful. I have to go away again in a few days." Vicki asks, "Why?". Burke explains, "The usual reason. Business. I may have to be gone several weeks this time." Vicki asks, "Where?". Burke replies, "South America". Vicki remarks, "So far away!". Burke matter of fact replies, "It isn't that far away". Vicki says, "To me it is. I haven't traveled
much". Burke tells her, "Soon you'll be going to many places". He brings up the subject of marriage, but Vicki says, "I can't till David gets better". They get into an argument about this. Elizabeth, outside in the foyer, hears this. She goes in and says, "Forgive me, I came in here to find a book and instead find two people I care very much about quarreling because of us". She tells them she's thought of an idea on how they could get married right away and still allow Vicki to be close to David, "The west wing of Collinwood is free for you to live in after your marriage. You can live there until the house you want is available.". Vicki exclaims, "Mrs. Stoddard, that's the most wonderful offer I've ever heard!", but Burke seems less excited about it and says,, "I'll let you know our decision as soon as possible. Thanks". Elizabeth leaves. Vicki asks Burke, "Burke, what's the matter? You act as if you're suspicious of the offer. Why don't you accept it?". Burke replies, "There's certain aspects of it I don't like, like you working for the people we'll be renting from..." Vicki interrupts, "You know I'm more than just an employee of the Collins family!" Burke continues, "But you'd still be on call 24 hours a day. We have to start thinking of what's best for you and me, not other people." He pauses and admits, "There's also something else. Something I feel, something I don't like. I fear that all the terrible things that have been happening to the Collins family will start happening to us". Vicki laughs, reminding him that it was him that used to kid her about being supernatural. Burke tells her, "Vicki, I love to hear you laugh. Don't ever let anything stop you from laughing" and kisses her.

At the old house, Barnabas says, "We must not underestimate Dr. Woodard. We must find out what he knows, particularly about Sarah". Julia asks, "How are we going to find out?". Barnabas replies, "WE won't. You will. By asking him some questions". Julia warns, "That might make him suspicious", but Barnabas points out, "He's already suspicious". Julia agrees, "All right, I'll go talk to him"

Julia goes to Dr. Woodard's office. She tells him she trusts his judgment and now believes his story about Sarah being a ghost. Woodard replies, "Funny. You've changed your mind to my point of view, and I to yours". He tells her he no longer believes Sarah is a ghost. He continues, "Perhaps we should forget about Sarah Collins for now and speak about you. What is your interest in Barnabas Collins? You said you had an interest in him. What kind of interest would produce a list like this". He takes out a piece of paper and tells her it's a list of all the medical supplies she's bought recently. Shocked, Julia asks, "Where did you get that?". Woodard replies, "From a friend at Hollywell pharmacy". Julia asks, "Why?" Woodard replies, "I wanted to know what you were doing up at the old house." Julia tells him, "You didn't have to do that. You could've asked me about that list". Woodard asks, "Would you tell me if I asked you now?" Julia replies, "Yes, but it's not easy. It's not easy for a woman to admit she's made a fool of herself over a man". Woodard asks, "What do you mean?". Julia replies, "You guessed it yourself." Woodard asks, "What?". Julia replies, "That I'm emotionally involved with Barnabas Collins". Woodard notes, "When I look at this list, I feel you're involved with him as a doctor as well". Julia says, "I can't explain that. I think it would be best for you to stop asking". Woodard asks, "Why?" Julia replies, "You're probing into an area you don't understand. For your own good, don't ask me any more questions. Don't ask anyone any more questions". Woodard asks, "Julia, are you warning me?". Julia replies, "I'm asking you as a friend. Stop now before it's too late..."

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Episode 339
(COL 4/DISK 1 #9)

Tape Date: October 9, 1967
Air Date: October 12, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 129
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Sarah Johnson
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard

At the Old House, Barnabas Collins frets while awaiting Dr. Julia Hoffman's return from visiting Dr. Dave Woodard. When she arrives, Julia is clearly rattled and is frightened by what she has learned. She tells Barnabas that Woodard has discovered she is conducting experiments on him. Julia is unsure whether Woodard believed her cover story (of trying to cure Barnabas of a rare blood disorder) or not. She is certain, however, that Woodard could be on the verge on exposing Barnabas' vampirism.

At the old house, Barnabas paces about nervously. Julia finally returns. Barnabas asks, "What happened?". Julia replies, "I spoke to Dr. Woodard". Barnabas asks, "And what did he say?". Julia replies, "Enough to frighten me. He knows I'm performing experiments on you". Barnabas asks, "How?". Julia explains about how Woodard learned about all the medical supplies she's been ordering. Barnabas asks, "What did you say?". Julia replies, "I said I was treating you for a rare blood disorder.". Barnabas exclaims, "You said what?! Did he ask you why you were keeping everything so secret?". Julia replies, "Yes, I explained that you wanted to keep your illness secret from your family". Barnabas asks, "Did he believe you?" Julia replies, "I don't know what he believes. This time I'm frightened. Dave acted as if he were close to the secret. If he is, it could be the end for both of us". Barnabas angrily asks, "How could you let this happen? You could've been cleverer in getting supplies". Julia defends herself, "I had to sign for those supplies. There was no other way of getting them". Barnabas tells Julia, "First you must burn your notes", but Julia says, "No! No one will find them!". Barnabas insists, "Someone might. Dr. Woodard suspects". Julia replies, "But he doesn't know about the notes". Barnabas remarks, "He must have been suspicious for some time now. He must have been wondering why you didn't leave Collinwood immediately after Willie was arrested". Julia explains, "He was, but he had a theory about that. He thought I cared for you". Barnabas exclaims, "He thought that?! He's an even greater fool that I thought!" Julia, a somewhat hurt look on her face, says, "I don't find that theory so preposterous". Barnabas asks, "What do you mean?". Julia just replies, "Never mind". Barnabas orders her to destroy her notes. Julia insists, "Barnabas that isn't necessary. Nobody can get to them, nobody"

There's a knock at the front door of Collinwood. Mrs. Johnson answers. It's Dr. Woodard. He tells her, "I just came by to see David". Mrs. Johnson tells her, "I'll tell Mrs. Stoddard", but Woodard replies, "That won't be necessary. I'll go see David, then come down and see her myself. Is Julia Hoffman here?" Mrs. Johnson tells him, "No, she said she'd be gone most of the night". Woodard asks, "David's room, it's the last one on the left, isn't it?". Mrs. Johnson corrects him, "Oh no! That's Miss Hoffman's room. David's is the first on the right. I hope you can help David.". Woodard replies, "I may know a lot more after tonight. Tonight I may find the answers to many questions". He goes upstairs.

Later, in the foyer, Roger confronts Elizabeth, "Liz, have you taken leave of your senses?! Burke Devlin living here!? Have you forgotten he tried to destroy us?". Elizabeth points out, "That's in the past. I consider him a friend now". Roger replies, "Well, I don't!". They argue. Mrs. Johnson happens to come into the foyer. She tells Elizabeth, "Dr. Woodard came to see David. He's been upstairs with him for about half an hour now. He should be down any minute." Elizabeth thanks her. She and Roger then go into the drawing room to continue their argument. Mrs. Johnson goes upstairs.

Upstairs, Dr. Woodard sneaks into Julia's room and starts searching.

At the old house, Julia continues to argue with Barnabas, "I need my notes, Barnabas. I have to have a record of what I do!". Barnabas insists, "Those notes must be burned tonight! Where are they?". Julia replies, "In my room in a locked metal box". Barnabas orders her, "Let's go to Collinwood and destroy them now". Julia asks, "Why don't I just go there and bring them back?". Barnabas explains, "I want to see for myself if the lock's been tampered with." Julia smiles and notes, "You're afraid. You're really afraid. I never knew it was possible for you to feel any emotion, even fear." Barnabas orders, "Come!"

Woodard continues to search Julia's room. Mrs. Johnson come into the hallway and starts to dust a table standing there. Hearing Woodard making noises inside Julia's room, she remarks, "That's strange. I thought she was out". She knocks on the door and calls, "Miss Hoffman? Miss Hoffman? Are you in there?". Receiving no reply, she opens the door and looks inside. Woodard hides behind the door, a frightened look on his face. Seeing nothing, Mrs. Johnson mutters, "Funny. I thought for sure I heard noises in here. Guess I was mistaken". She closes the door and leaves. Woodard waits a few seconds, then resumes his search.

In the drawing room, Roger sarcastically says to Elizabeth, "Next time you'll be telling me you've decided to turn Collinwood into a hotel!". Elizabeth firmly says, "I've made my decision and you'll just have to accept it!". Roger begs, "Liz, please...". Julia and Barnabas come in through the front doors and start up the stairs, but Elizabeth, seeing them, calls out, "Barnabas!". Barnabas turns and says, "Hello, Elizabeth!". Elizabeth replies, "What a pleasant surprise". Julia and Barnabas go into the drawing room. Julia explains, "I'm showing Barnabas the part of the west wing where the original architecture has been altered". Roger asks Barnabas, "I want you to hear about my sister's latest brainstorm". Elizabeth tells Barnabas her plans to let Burke and Vicki live in the west wing and asks, "Do you think I'm making a terrible mistake?". Barnabas replies, "I'm not sure". Roger, shocked, exclaims, "Not sure?! A person like Devlin living here?". Barnabas explains, "It would be regrettable, but it would be even more regrettable to lose Vicki." He speaks glowingly about Vicki. Julia has a very jealous look on her face.

Woodard searches in the armoire. He finds nothing. Suddenly, he gets an idea. Pulling a chair over and standing on it, he searches he top of the armoire and finds a metal box there. The takes it down and takes it over to the desk, where he pries the lock open with a knife. Inside, he finds a red leather diary-type book with a lock. He cuts the lock strap with his knife, opens the notebook, and starts to leaf through it. A look of astonishment crosses his face. He closes the book and puts it in his coat pocket. He closes he metal box, puts it back on top of the armoire, puts the room back in place, and leaves.

In the drawing room, Roger pleads, "Barnabas, tell he what a mistake she's making". Barnabas replies, "I wouldn't presume to do so. She's made her decision and I respect it". Elizabeth sees Woodard coming down the stairs and calls out, "Dave! What are you doing here?". Woodard replies, "Examining David." Roger asks to talk to him, but Woodard replies, "Sorry, I can't. I have some appointments I have to go to". He tells Elizabeth, "I'll drop by tomorrow to talk to you" and leaves hurriedly. Roger remarks, "Well, he couldn't wait to get out, could he?". Julia tells Elizabeth and Roger, "I think I'll take Barnabas up to show him the west wing now". She and Barnabas leave. Roger remarks to Elizabeth, "Liz, did you notice something strange about Barnabas tonight? Is it my imagination or did he seem nervous, preoccupied? I wonder why..."

Barnabas and Julia go into Julia's room. Barnabas asks, "Where's the box?". Julia replies, "On top of the armoire". Barnabas tells her, "Well, get it". Julia pulls up chair and does so. She brings the box to the desk, remarking, "Here it is, all safe". Barnabas tells her, "Well, open it". Julia replies, "All right". and puts the key in the lock. Suddenly, she exclaims, "Barnabas! It's been pried open, the lock!". Barnabas asks, "And the notebook?" Julia opens the box and exclaims, "It's gone!!!"

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Episode 340
(COL 4/DISK 1 #10)

Tape Date: October 10, 1967
Air Date: October 13, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 130
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
David Ford as Sam Evans
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard

This is to be a night of violence and sudden death. For one who stalks the night to destroy has become the hunted. Someone has come perilously close to learning his dangerous secret, and he is beginning to realize that he must kill once again in order to protect himself.

Barnabas exclaims, "The Woodard knows everything! He knows what I am! He must be eliminated, immediately! We must act, immediately, before Woodard can tell anyone what he knows, and you're going to help me!". Julia says, "Murder isn't the answer", but Barnabas replies, "How can I let Woodard live with what he knows?". Julia says, "Something has to be done, but murder...". Barnabas again says, "You're going to help me". Julia asks, "How?". Barnabas explains, "With your knowledge of medicine, you can devise a way of killing him that'll look like an accident". Julia exclaims, "I can't!", but Barnabas insists, "You must! You realize he'll implicate you too!". Julia tells him, "I can't be an accessory to murder!". Barnabas tells her, "You already are. You've helped me, you've protected me". Julia says, "I won't be part of Dave's death!". Barnabas warns her, "You want to know how Woodard will die if you don't? It will be a painful death. I will see to it that Dave Woodard endures more pain than any human being ever has. By the time I finally kill him, he'll be begging for death!". Julia begs, "No! Don't kill him that way...". Barnabas tells her, "I must, if you won't help me". Julia says, "There is a way he could die painlessly. A drug could cause him to die immediately. It will look like a heart attack". Barnabas says, "Good. At last you are proving to be of use to me". Julia tells him, "I couldn't bear the thought of Dave dying the way you described". Barnabas sarcastically remarks, "How humanitarian of you. You must prepare the injection. Come with me"

Woodard returns to his office and starts to read Julia's journal. There's a knock at the door. Woodard nervously asks, "Who's there?". A voice replies, "Sam Evans". Woodard lets him in and asks "What do you want, Sam?" Sam asks, "Did you forget? You were supposed to see Maggie tonight". Woodard says, "Oh, I forgot. Something came up". Sam tells him, "I came to save you a trip. I just need a prescription for Maggie's sleeping pills". Woodard tells him, "I can't, I don't have the time", but Sam insists, "Come on, Dave, how long can it take to write a prescription?". Woodard agrees, "All right. What was it for?". Sam, puzzled, asks, "You don't remember?". Woodard remembers and says, "Oh yes" and starts to write the prescription. Sam asks, "What's the matter with you, Dave?". Woodard replies, "Nothing. Nothing at all". Sam notes, "You seem jittery, like you're excited about something". Woodard replies, "Maybe I am. This is a special night, very special". Sam asks, "How?" Woodard replies, "I can't explain it to you. Here's the prescription. Sorry, but I'll have to ask you to leave now. I have something to do that's important, very, very important". Sam leaves. Woodard resumes his reading of Julia's journal.

At the old house, Julia is filling a hypodermic needle with some blue fluid. Barnabas asks, "Are you sure that'll cause Dr. Woodard to die immediately?". Julia replies, "Yes". Barnabas exclaims, "Splendid!". Julia holds he syringe out to him and tells him, "Take it. I don't want to see it ever again", but Barnabas does not take it, saying "Keep it. I have no use for it. You're the doctor. You're the one who's going to administer the injection. Julia, shocked, exclaims, "I can't do that!". Barnabas tells her, "Think of it this way. You'll be sparing him an enormous amount of pain. Consider it a mercy killing". Julia reiterates, "I can't take a human life, never!". Barnabas remarks, "We'll see about that". Julia exclaims, "I can't! Dave Woodard is my friend!". Barnabas corrects her, "WAS your friend. Now he's a much of a danger to you as he is to me". Julia again says, "I can't!". Barnabas says, "Then I will have to kill him myself". Julia suggests, "There may be another alternative without having to kill him. I could go to him and talk to him. He'll understand your value to science. He might decide to cooperate". Barnabas agrees, "All right. I'll let you have your little chat with Woodard. But take the hypodermic along, just in case..."

Woodard finishes reading the journal. On his face is a look of pure shock. He picks up the telephone and telephones the sheriff's office and asks for the sheriff, but finds that the sheriff isn't in. He tells the deputy, "This is urgent! Get a hold of him, by radio if necessary! Tell him to be in his office in 15 minutes! I've got to see him RIGHT AWAY!" Julia comes into the office. Woodard exclaims "Julia!". Julia replies, "Hello, Dave". Woodard asks, "What are you doing here?". Julia replies, "I have to talk to you". Woodard avers, "I don't have time". Julia tells him, "You'll have to make the time". Woodard says, "Let's not play cat and mouse." He holds the journal up and asks, "It's because of this, isn't it?". Julia asks, "How did you know about that?". Woodard explains, "I overheard you and Barnabas talking about it at the old house". Julia angrily demands, "Give it to me! You've eavesdropped on my conversations, and broken into my room at Collinwood!". Woodard tells her, "It's too late. I've already read it, cover to cover. Every fantastic word! I know about your experiments, I know what Barnabas Collins is! Julia, I know everything!". Julia asks, "What are you going to do?" Woodard replies, "I'm going to go to the police!". Julia begs, "No, let me talk to you, Dave. I'm trying to make an important contribution to science". Woodard says, "You knew what Barnabas Collins was! You protected him!" Julia replies, "For knowledge!" Woodard says, "You were willing to sacrifice human lives for this knowledge!". Julia tries to defend herself, "I tried to keep Barnabas under control. I wasn't always successful", but Woodard tells her, "There's no excuse for you, Julia, there's no excuse in the world for what you've done!" Julia tells him, "You can't go to the police. You must cooperate". Woodard exclaims, "Cooperate?!" Julia explains, "You must, or Barnabas will kill you". Woodard says, "I'll take that chance. I believe that Barnabas Collins will continue to kill like the inhuman creature he is unless someone stops him. I'm going to stop him!" He walks over to the door and prepares to go out. Julia warns him, "If you go out that door, you'll never make it to the sheriff's office. He's out there somewhere, out there in the dark. He'll find you and kill you". Woodard turns back, walks over to his desk and says, "Then I won't go. There are other ways to communicate with the outside world. A few words into this phone and soon the whole world will know about Barnabas Collins. He can kill all of Collinsport if he likes. In the end, it will only mean his own destruction!" He picks up the phone and starts to dial. Julia begs, "Dave, no!". Suddenly, Woodard hears a loud squeaking sound. He looks up and sees on the window shade the shadow of a large bat hovering outside the window. Suddenly, the bat disappears and Barnabas Collins materializes inside the room. Woodard gasps, "Till now, I had hoped it was only a nightmare. Now I know it's true!". Barnabas dryly replies, "Think of it as a dream from which you will never awaken..."

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Episode 341
(Kinescope)
(COL 4/DISK 2 #1)

Tape Date: October 11, 1967
Air Date: October 16, 1967 Monday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 131
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
David Ford as Sam Evans
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard
Angus Cairns as Sheriff George Patterson
Bob O'Connell as Bartender Bob Rooney

Some merciful cloud has covered the stars over Collinwood--concealing the land below--creating the needed darkness for the deed about to be done in the town nearby. Like the layers of overhanging cloud, new crimes must be committed to conceal the old. And the distance into dark becomes at last, so great, that a journey back to light is no longer possible.

Julia begs, "Barnabas, let me talk to him. Perhaps I can convince him to cooperate", but Woodard firmly says, "No, never!". Julia begs, "You must, to save yourself!". Woodard asks Barnabas, "What do you plan to do?". Barnabas replies, "I plan to do nothing. The excellent Dr. Hoffman will take care of everything". Woodard exclaims, "Julia!". then says to Barnabas, "So you're going to kill me. Good. Death wasn't my worst fear". Barnabas asks, "What do you mean?". Woodard replies, "I prefer death to being something like you, something loathsome and evil. I would prefer anything to being the undead!" Barnabas remarks, "So, you've read the notes. You know I have the power to transform you into something like myself". Woodard continues, "My only regret is that I won't be able to destroy you". Barnabas considers turning Woodard into a vampire, but Woodard vows, "If you do, I'll turn you in then destroy myself!" Barnabas grabs Woodard and tells Julia, "Proceed. You did bring the hypodermic?". Julia replies, "Yes". Barnabas tells her, "Then I turn the patient over to you, Doctor". Woodard sarcastically remarks, "Dr. Hoffman, one of the best and, I thought, bravest doctors I know. The suffering you could have prevented! The lives you could have saved! How am I to die?". Barnabas explains the plan to Woodard. He then turns to Julia and tells her, "I'm waiting". Julia replies, "I can't!". Barnabas tells her, "You have no choice. You have to". Julia again says, "I can't! He's my friend!". Barnabas tells her, "You no longer have any friends, Julia". Julia still refuses. Barnabas, exasperated, tells her, "If you can't, give me the syringe". He takes it from her. He approaches Woodard. Suddenly, Woodard shouts, "Sarah!". Barnabas exclaims, "Where?" Woodard points behind Barnabas and replies, "There!" As Barnabas turns to look, Woodard breaks free and runs to the door. Barnabas, seeing that Sarah is not there, grabs Woodard before he can open the door and escape, angrily says, "Loathsome and evil I am, you can mock me for that, but leave my pain alone!" and plunges the hypodermic into Woodard's arm. Woodard collapses onto the floor. Julia moans, "He's dead! He's dead!".

Barnabas sits Woodard in his chair and remarks, "Death must have been instantaneous. He didn't seem to suffer any pain." and sarcastically adds, "Cut down in the prime of life. Such a good man, too. He lived only to help others". Julia, devastated, begs, "Don't make fun. Let's go". Barnabas asks, "Aren't you going to examine him?". Julia replies, "I don't need to. He's dead. I know the medicine I gave him". Barnabas, a look of surprise on his face, asks, "Medicine?". Julia explains, "In lesser doses, it's curative.". Barnabas caustically remarks, "Ah, but it WAS curative! The good doctor has a fatal curiosity. He no longer has it! Ready?" Julia replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "What about the hypodermic?" Julia says, "Oh", and picks it up and turns to leave. Barnabas asks, "Sure you're ready?". Julia replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "What about the notebook?". Julia remembers and gets it. Barnabas remarks, "Really, doctor, you're not your usual professional self. I thought you'd be used to death by now". The phone rings. Barnabas and Julia let it ring. On the other end, the sheriff mutters, "Come on, Dave. Answer your phone, will you?". Finally, he gives up and hangs up. Barnabas asks Julia, "Have you forgotten anything else?" "No". Barnabas remarks, "Just your friend". Julia moans, "My friend...". Suddenly, Julia hears Woodard's voice saying, "You no longer have any friends, Julia!". She exclaims, "He's not dead!". Barnabas replies, "I know a dead man when I see one". Julia insists, "I heard him speak!". Barnabas tells her, "You heard nothing. Now come on". Julia, now nearly hysterical, insists, "I heard him! I did! I did!". Barnabas has to drag her out of the office.

At the Blue Whale, Sam is sitting at the bar, nursing a drink and a puffing on a pipe. The sheriff comes into the tavern, goes to the bar and asks the bartender, "Dr. Woodard show up after I called?" The bartender replies that he didn't. Sam asks, "Looking for Dr. Woodard?" The sheriff asks, "Have you seen him?". Sam replies, "Yes, about two hours ago at his office". The sheriff asks, "Do you remember exactly how long ago?" Sam looks at his wristwatch and remarks, with facetious accuracy, "Oh, 1 hour 54 minutes ago. Is that exact enough for you? Something up?". The sheriff answers, "I don't know. He called the office. I've been expecting him, but he hasn't showed up". Sam suggests, "Maybe he's at the hospital. Maybe an emergency came up", but the Sheriff replies, "No, I called there too. He might be on a house call, but in that case, why didn't he contact the hospital and tell them where he'd be? He's on call till midnight". Sam suggests, "Have you tried looking in the most obvious place, his office?". The Sheriff replies, "No, but I telephoned there and there was no answer". Sam asks, "Dave was onto something wasn't he?". The sheriff replies, "I don't know". Sam remarks, "When I went to his office tonight, he was very excited, like a man about to discover something he's been looking for a long time". The sheriff asks, "What?". Sam replies, "I don't know". Suddenly, there's a scream outside. The sheriff and several patrons run outside. Sam stays inside. A few seconds later, the sheriff and the patrons come back inside. The sheriff tells Sam, "Nothing to be excited about. A woman saw a bat and became frightened. A lot of women are afraid of bats. Afraid they'll get into their hair." Sam grumbles, "Well, if she's afraid of bats, she should stay away from the waterfront. There are always bats flying around here at night". The Sheriff tell Sam, "I'm worried. It's not like Dave to lose contact with the hospital. I think I'll go check his office". Sam says, "I'll go with you". Suddenly, he exclaims, "Look", pointing at the window. The sheriff does. Outside hovers a bat. It flies away. Sam exclaims, "It's gone! How can something be so small, so harmless, yet suggest something so monstrous?". The sheriff suggests, "Perhaps it's because we have overworked imaginations..."

Sam and the Sheriff go to Woodard's office. The sheriff knocks and calls out, "Dave! It's the sheriff!". There's no answer. Sam says, "I'm for breaking it down". They discuss it, then break the door down. They find Woodard slumped down in his chair. Sam moans, "No! Not Dave...". The sheriff picks up the phone and starts to say, "Operator, get me the hospital", but Sam examines Woodard and tells him, "No, it's too late". The sheriff tells the operator, "Cancel that call". and hangs up. Sam moans, "Who could've done it?". The sheriff notes, "We don't know anyone did anything". Sam says, "He was on to something". The sheriff says, "Look around the room. Does it look like there's been any struggle?". Sam admits it doesn't. The sheriff asks, "Is the room pretty much like it was when you were here earlier?". Sam admits it is, but insists, "I still think he was murdered!". The sheriff tells him, "We'll find out soon enough". He picks up the phone again and calls the coroner. Sam, still convinced it's murder, continues to moan, "Who could've done it, who?"

he old house, Julia take the syringe and hurls it into the fireplace. Barnabas remarks, "A very good idea". Julia, still upset, says, "Leave me alone!". Barnabas remarks, "I'm surprised. I didn't think you'd be so upset". Julia says again, "I just want to be left alone!". Barnabas tells her, "You'll get used to it". Julia asks "What?". Barnabas explains, "Yourself. You'll get used to yourself in your new identity". Julia asks, "What do you mean?". Barnabas tells her, "Your new identity as a murderer". Julia says, "I'm not a murderer! I didn't kill him, you did!", but Barnabas replies, "You helped. In portioning the responsibility, I have no trouble giving you one half. In time, you'll get used to it". Julia tells him, "I won't go on with the experiments! I'll go away!". Barnabas replies, "Impossible. We need each other now more than ever. Now that Woodard's gone, I'm your only friend". Once again, Julia thinks she hears Woodard's voice saying, "You no longer have any friends, Julia!" Julia moans, "No.......No!!!!"

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Episode 342
(COL 4/DISK 2 #2)

Tape Date: October 12, 1967
Air Date: October 17, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 132
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
David Ford as Sam Evans
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Angus Cairns as Sheriff George Patterson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Collinwood lies slumbering beneath the night sky. But, in the town nearby, a restless stirring has begun as word flies from house to house that a loved and respected man has mysteriously died. The news is tinged with fear for some. For others, it has the touch of terror.

Sam returns to the Evans Cottage and sits down on the sofa. Maggie comes out of her bedroom and asks, "Aren't you going to bed yet? It's late". Sam replies, cryptically, "It's too late." Maggie, puzzled, asks, "What are you talking about?" Sam refuses to tell her, but Maggie insists on knowing, "Pop, something happened. What is it?" Sam finally tells her, "Dr. Woodard, Dave, he's dead". Maggie asks, "How did it happen?" Sam replies, "I don't know. The sheriff and I went there and he was just sitting at his desk, dead". Maggie asks, "The sheriff and you? So you suspected something was wrong?". Sam tells her, "Dave had called the sheriff earlier, but never showed up". Maggie asks, "Dr. Woodard was murdered, wasn't he?". Sam replies, "We don't know. It looked like he fell asleep, that's all, except his eyes were open. I wonder what the last thing those eyes saw to be staring like that". Maggie asks, "There were no signs of a struggle?". Sam replies, "No, I was there earlier, and the office looked pretty much the same as it did then". Maggie suggests, "Maybe it was a natural death?" Sam replies, "No, it would be too much of a coincidence. A man just doesn't call the sheriff then die like that. I think Woodard was onto something". Maggie starts to worry that perhaps Woodard HAD discovered who kidnapped her, that it wasn't Willie and that the real kidnapper was still out there, that he had killed Dr. Woodard because Woodard had learned who he was. Suddenly, she exclaims, "Listen! Hear that? Someone's outside!". Sam replies, "I know". Maggie asks, "Who is it?". Sam tells her, "One of the sheriff's deputies". Maggie says, "So you DO suspect the kidnapper's still out there". Sam replies, "No, the sheriff and I just wanted to be on the safe side". Maggie says, "Poor Dr. Woodard, he just wanted to help me, and now he's dead". Sam remarks, "He was working to the last....", then suddenly remembers something and exclaims, "Wait a minute! He was reading a book, a little read book, when I went there the first time. I said that nothing had been changed in the room, but there WAS a drastic change. The red book. It was gone!"

Sam and the Sheriff go to Woodard's office and search for the red book but find nothing. The sheriff remarks, "We've searched everywhere and it's not here". Sam says, "Of course not. The killer took it with him". He explains, "You didn't see how he was acting. That notebook was very special to him". Suddenly, the sheriff hears a noise, says, "Wait!" and draws his gun. Burke comes in. The sheriff asks, "Burke, what are you doing here?". Burke sarcastically remarks, "Trying to get myself shot by a trigger happy sheriff". The sheriff tells Burke, "Burke, I have something serious to tell you. It's about Dr. Woodard". Burke interrupts, "I already know about it. The whole town knows about it". Sam tells him, "The sheriff doesn't think it's murder". The sheriff explains that he thinks it was natural causes. Burke tells him that the doctor had recently been talking about his suspicions that something supernatural was happening. The sheriff is dubious, "I'm willing to suspect foul play. The circumstances certainly do look a little suspicious, but the supernatural, that's where we'll have to part company...". Unnoticed by the three men, a bat is hovering outside the window...

At Collinwood, Burke and Vicki are talking in the drawing room. Burke tells Vicki, "I'm afraid I have some very bad news for you.". Vicki says, "Yes, I know". Burke, surprised, asks, "You do?". Vicki replies, "You have to go away on that business trip. When?" Burke tells her, "On Thursday, but that's not what I'm talking about". Vicki asks, "What is it, then?". Burke tells her, "Dave Woodard died last night". Vicki exclaims, "NO!!! What happened?" Burke replies, "Nobody knows for sure. We're waiting for the coroner's report. It's possible that he just died peacefully in his office". Julia, who's just come into the room, asks, "Who died?" Vicki tells her, "Julia, Dr. Woodard died in his office last night". Julia feigns shock, "Dave?! Dave is dead?! How? Tell me how he died!". Burke tells her, "We don't know, but it looks like a heart attack". Julia moans, "I was always telling him he worked too hard. How could he die, how?". Vicki tells her, "Julia, I think you'd better sit down". Julia asks, "It WAS a heart attack, wasn't it?". Burke remarks, "I know what you're thinking. Murder". Julia, now looking truly distraught, exclaims, "NO! NO!". Vicki asks, "But who would've wanted to murder him?". Burke tells her, "He knew something. He called the sheriff and said he was going to tell him something. Have either of you ever seen him writing in a small, red-leather covered notebook? He was seen reading a red leather notebook shortly before he died". Julia, alarmed, asks, "What was in that notebook?". Burke replies, "No one knows. It was missing when he was found dead". Julia moans, "To think that someone could do such a horrible thing! Horrible! Horrible!"

Burke has left. Vicki brings Julia a cup of tea and tries to console her. Vicki says, "He was a fine man, he never thought of himself, only others". Julia tells her, "He was always like that, warm-hearted and generous". Vicki remarks, "I hope it wasn't murder. I don't think I could ever forgive the person who did that, could you?". This really disturbs Julia, who says, "I don't think I could ever forgive the person. Ever!"

Maggie and Sam are at the Evan's cottage. Maggie continues to worry that Woodard was murdered, and that that means the kidnapper may still be out there. Sam exclaims, "That's enough! I don't want to hear you talking that way!". The phone rings. Sam remarks, "That must be about the coroner's report". and picks up the phone. He asks, "What is it, Sheriff?... I see....". After he hangs up, Maggie asks, "Well?". Sam tells her, "Dr. Woodard suffered a massive thrombosis and a large coronary. In other words, a heart attack. He suffered little if at all. Death was almost instantaneous". Maggie, relieved, says, "Then he wasn't murdered after all! I'm safe! He died of natural causes, right?". Sam replies, "Yes, perfectly natural", but his tone of voice sounds like he isn't convinced....

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Episode 343
(COL 4/DISK 2 #3)

Tape Date: October 8, 1967
Air Date: October 18, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 133
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The lengthening shadows of Collinwood have faded with the dusk as night comes on from the sea. But the troubling mysteries of the day do not dissolve into the dark. They persist, submerged unseen in the twilight. Waiting until another day or night will come when they will be revealed with even greater horror. The lengthening shadows of Collinwood have faded with the dusk as night comes on from the sea. But the troubling mysteries of the day do not dissolve into the dark. They persist, submerged unseen in the twilight. Waiting until another day or night will come when they will be revealed with even greater horror.

It is twilight. Julia is in her downstairs lab at the old house working. On a table is an impressive array of test tubes and other scientific glassware all filled with various colored fluids connected into some sort of still. Next to this is a large metal vat filled with some sort of liquid. She pours some powder in a vat, watches the bubbling reaction, then stops. Barnabas, who's come down the stairs and has been watching her, exclaims, "Don't stop now! Why did you do that? It was magnificent!". Julia replies, "I was just testing it. No need to go further. It's obvious it worked". Barnabas remarks, "Now we're ready for the laboratory treatment!". Julia replies, "I'm not ready to do the laboratory treatment yet". Barnabas says, "But we were going to do that after Woodard died!". He asks what the status of Woodard's case is. Julia tells him, "The coroner has concluded he died of a heart attack". Barnabas remarks sarcastically, "A heart attack. How sad. How very, very sad. A man in his prime, too". Julia tells him, "We can't take chances yet". Barnabas says, "You want to discontinue the treatments, don't you?". Julia says, "I didn't expect this to lead to murder. I can't go
on. Please...", but Barnabas says, "Discontinue? I couldn't consider it! I've gone too far!". Julia says, "I can't go further.", but Barnabas tells her, "You have no choice. You've given me one irretrievable gift. The hope of being human again. I can't let it go, now or ever". Julia tells him, "With humanity comes conscience, and with conscience comes guilt. Are you prepared to handle the guilt?". Barnabas replies, "I'm prepared to take the chance". Julia remarks, "You only say that because you don't know what guilt feels like". Barnabas replies, "I do. I was human once. The first laboratory treatment will commence at midnight! I wonder what I'll be like as a human being?"

In the garden at Collinwood, Vicki and Burke are arguing again. Vicki says, in an exasperated tone, "All right, Burke, let's not talk about it! Let's not have an argument now just before you go away!". Burke says, "But I thought the matter was settled". Vicki tells him, "That was before David started to act so strangely". Burke tells her, "We've got to think of ourselves. We can't let David be our first concern". They argue. Burke asks, "How did David take the news of Dr. Woodard's death?". Vicki tells him, "No one's told him yet. We've been afraid to". They argue about whether to accept Elizabeth's offer of the West Wing. Burke asks, "Are you sure it's David you're concerned about, or is it because you want to fix up that old museum?". Barnabas, who's been eavesdropping comes in and asks, "Did I hear someone talking about fixing up an old museum?". Burke excuses himself, saying, "I have some phone calls to make I should've made a half an hour ago". He glances at Barnabas, says, "I'll be back". Pauses, then adds, "Soon", and leaves.

Vicki tells Barnabas, "I wish there was some way I could persuade him". Barnabas remarks, "I can't understand a man, especially a man who loves you, refusing you anything". Vicki answers, "I can't really blame him. It would be like a museum, and Burke's not the museum kind of man". Barnabas remarks, "Someone like you could make a museum live". Unbeknownst to both of them, Julia is now outside the fence eavesdropping. Vicki says, "It's hopeless, I know it is". Barnabas volunteers to help, "I could help you restore the West Wing the same way I restored the old house. It'll be alive, it won't be like a museum", but Vicki says, "It's not going to work". Barnabas remarks, "It's sad to see you give up so easily on something you want so much". Vicki tells him, "It's not that important to me, Burke's more important". Barnabas notes, "But there are other things here important to you, David, Mrs. Stoddard, the past...". Vicki tells him, "Burke has convinced me the past is not important as the future". Barnabas says, "I also put great stress on the future and what it could bring". Outside, Julia looks very jealous.

Burke is talking on the phone inside the drawing room, "Then the meeting is scheduled for the following week instead? Good, I'll have everything ready by then". He hangs up, and Julia, who's just come in, asks, "Leaving for a few days?" Burke replies, "Yes". Julia says, "It's none of my business, but do you think it would be wise to go at a time like this?". Burke asks, "What do you mean?". Julia explains, "I was thinking of Vicki. Dave's death upset her very much". Burke replies, "Not that much". Julia says, "More than you think. Vicki's more sensitive that the rest of us". Burke says, "Julia, I can't understand what you're trying to say". Julia explains, "I'm just saying now is not the right time..." Vicki, who's just come into the room, asks, "Not the right time for what?". Julia explains. Vicki says, "We've all been very upset, but that's no reason to postpone the trip. Julia, would you like to go with Burke and me to the funeral? I don't think you should go alone". Julia says, "I'll have to let you know, excuse me" and leaves, clearly upset at the mention of the funeral. Vicki remarks, "She's really taking it pretty hard". Burke tells her, "Yes, when she was talking to me earlier, she didn't make any sense at all". Vicki remarks, "She was very fond of Dr. Woodard".

Julia goes out into the garden, dips her handkerchief into the fountain, and wipes her face with it. Meanwhile, the ghost of Dr. Woodard appears behind her, then disappears. Julia, sensing something, turns around and screams, "AHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Burke and Vicki come running out into the terrace. Julia is screaming, "NO! NO!". Burke asks, "What's the matter?". Julia screams, "There's no one there! No one there! I turned around, but there's no one there!". Vicki asks, "Who was there?". Julia continues to scream, "No one was there! No one!" and runs off.

Julia is at the old house working in the basement lab. Barnabas comes down and remarks, "Most prompt. I know I could find you here at the appointed time.". Julia says, "Don't make me do it, I warn you". Barnabas asks, "About what?". Julia asks, "How do you know I won't try to destroy you?". Barnabas tells her, "I had my doubts about you before, but the past day has put an end to those doubts. I've seen how one murder has affected you. You won't commit another". Julia warns him, "I could", but Barnabas doesn't believe her and says, "You couldn't. Let's proceed according to plan. You're trying to scare me out of it, but you won't succeed. I'm as sure of you as I am of anyone, under my power or not". Julia tries a different tactic, "Perhaps after you've changed, you'll no longer want what you've always wanted, Josette". Barnabas replies, "There's someone else equally beautiful". Julia guesses, "Vicki". Barnabas doesn't respond. Julia continues, "Perhaps you don't need to change. Perhaps there's someone who'll accept you the way you are", clearly talking about herself. Barnabas, not seeing this, asks, "Who?". Julia replies, "No one in particular. I was just saying that perhaps there's such a person". Barnabas says, "Then you're offering me nothing but a vague hope. Begin!" Julia pours some powder into the cauldron and begins...

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Episode 344
(Kinescope)
(COL 4/DISK 2 #4)

Tape Date: October 13, 1967
Air Date: October 19, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 134
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Anthony George as Burke Devlin
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The nighttime mists that shrouded Collinwood have lifted in the morning sun. But no light of sun or stars can disperse the sadness that pervades the land around. A man beloved by all the town has been buried. But the grief over his death did not follow him into the grave. And, on this day of death, a mysterious melancholy seems to have been borne in the heart of a young boy.

Sarah is with David in his room. She asks, "Are you all right now?" David replies, "Yes, I'm all right". Sarah says, "I'm sorry I had to tell you, but I thought I ought to. I have to go now". David begs, "No, stay!" Sarah does, and remarks, "I think I know how he died. It was terrible, terrible". David asks, "What happened?" Sarah replies, "I don't now, but it shouldn't have happened the way it did". David asks, "Tell me", but Sarah replies, "I can't! I can't!" and disappears.

Elizabeth comes into David's room and asks him, "Mrs. Johnson said you didn't eat your breakfast earlier. Would you like it now?" David answers, "No". Elizabeth tells him, "I'm sorry I didn't come up to see you earlier, but I had to go into Collinsport". David remarks, "I know". Elizabeth says, "I have something to tell you" David interrupts, "I know. I think I know what you're going to tell me". Elizabeth says, "No, I don't think so. It's something very sad. It happened a few days ago". David says, "He's dead, isn't he, Dr. Woodard?" Elizabeth, surprised, asks, "How did you know?" David replies, "I just know". Elizabeth remarks, "I suppose you heard us talking about it. I didn't want you to find out about it that way". David opens the window and looks out, his face full of melancholy. Elizabeth goes to the window too and tells him, "The whole town came to his funeral. Everyone was very fond of him. He suffered little or no pain", but David contradicts her, "It was terrible, terrible!" Elizabeth asks, "What do you mean?", but David just replies, "What's the difference? No one believes what I tell them anymore anyway". Elizabeth asks, "David, would you like to come down for some lunch?" David replies, "No, I'm all right up here". As Elizabeth is going out the door, David remarks, "I liked Dr. Woodard because he believed me. Maybe that's why he's dead".

Elizabeth comes down into the drawing room, joining Carolyn and Vicki there. Vicki asks, "Is David very upset?" Elizabeth replies, "No, he showed no reaction at all". Carolyn suggests, "Let me take his lunch up to him. Maybe I can talk to him". She leaves. Vicki asks Elizabeth, "Do you think we should call Dr. Fisher?" Elizabeth remarks, "I wish one of us who loves him could get through to him. How could such a little boy show so much despair?"

Carolyn brings David's lunch up to him and asks him how he is. David replies, "I'm all right". Carolyn insists, "No you're not. I know what it's like. I grew up in this house too. I made up imaginary friends too". David asks, "You mean Sarah, don't you?" Carolyn replies, "No, I don't think you're imagining her. When I was 9, my best friend was a boy named Randy". She tells David about how she and Randy used to play all the time, about how Randy was always dressed in the same red sweater, even in the hottest weather, and how, "The last time I saw him was on my 10th birthday. I never saw him again after that. Even now, I'm not sure if he was real or if I imagined him". David suggests, "Or maybe a ghost". Carolyn echoes, "Or maybe a ghost. I'll never know". David tells her, "Sarah's real. I mean, she's a real ghost". Carolyn tells him, "I believe you, David". Flute music playing "London Bridge" is heard. David asks, "Do you hear that?" Carolyn replies, "Yes". David exclaims, "It's Sarah! Something's going to happen! Soon, very, soon!" Carolyn asks, "What?" David replies, "Nobody knows yet, but it's going to happen far, far away". Carolyn asks, "Where?" David replies, "No one knows yet, but it's going to make us all very sad for a long time. No one's going to cause it, and no one can stop it. It's going to be an accident". Carolyn asks, "Who's it going to happen to?" David replies, "Nobody knows yet". Carolyn says, "David, none of this is real. It can't be!", but David insists, "It is, and there's nothing we can do about it, nothing..."

Burke, Vicki and Elizabeth are in the drawing room. Burke has declined Elizabeth's offer of the West Wing. Vicki and Elizabeth try to change his mind, telling him about David's strange behavior and how much he needs Vicki. Burke tells them, "Perhaps I could give the West Wing some thought while I'm away." Elizabeth says, "Thank you!" Burke tells Vicki he thinks it's time to go for their walk. They go out into the foyer. Elizabeth follows, saying to Burke, "If I don't see you before you leave, Good bye". From the landing, David calls down, "Goodbye, Burke. I was afraid I wouldn't see you. You are my friend, aren't you, Burke?" Burke replies, "Yes I am". David says, "Thank you for all the things you've done for me. I'm going to miss you, Burke." Vicki, puzzled, remarks, "You talk like Burke's going away forever. He's only going to be gone for a few days." Burke promises David, "While I'm away, I'll look for some interesting stamps for your collection". David replies, "Thanks, Burke. They'll give me something to remember you by. I'll always remember you, Burke". Vicki exclaims, "What's making you say such things like that?" David moans, "I wish there were something I could do!" Elizabeth tells him, "David, this is all nonsense, stop it!" David says, "I didn't want to upset anyone. I just wanted to say goodbye to Burke, that's all". Burke promises David he'll take him on a fishing trip when he gets back, a fishing trip in which they won't come back until the holds are full of fish. He asks, "All set, David?" David replies, "It's all set. Nothing can change it, Burke." and runs off. Elizabeth, Burke and Vicki look at each other in puzzlement.

Vicki and Burke finish their walk and end up on the terrace. Burke says, "I was thinking..." Vicki interrupts, "I know. You didn't say a word during our walk". Burke tells her, "Maybe the West Wing idea isn't that bad. When you told me about David, I didn't know he was this bad. I don't think you should leave him right now". Vicki, overjoyed, exclaims, "I love you! I know how much you'd really prefer to live somewhere else!" Burke muses, "I wonder what all that was about". Vicki says, "I'd prefer not to think about it". Burke muses, "Woodard's death must have struck David pretty hard". Vicki, wanting to believe this, says, "Yes, that's it!" Burke asks her, "You've been pretty jittery all evening. You don't really believe what David was saying, do you?. I'm going away, but I'm coming back". Vicki replies, "I'm not worried". They hear a funny whistling noise. Vicki remarks, "It sounded like, you know, the legend of the Widows. They say they can be heard at night. There it is, again!" Burke tells her, "It's just the wind, Vicki". Vicki replies, "Yes, it's got to be the wind. Burke, please, let's go inside. It's got to be the wind, only the wind". Burke takes her inside.

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Episode 345
(COL 4/DISK 2 #5)

Tape Date: October 16, 1967
Air Date: October 20, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 135
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The night at Collinwood is deceptively quiet and calm. Our thoughts take wing and fly in many directions. At the Old House on the Collinwood estate, there is one who dreams of taking a bride one day soon. And recapturing all the glory of the past. While, at the Great House, we think only of the future and pray for the safe return of one who has left us.

Elizabeth is sitting at the desk in the drawing room of Collinwood reading some blueprints. Suddenly, Mrs. Johnson runs into the room screaming, "It's terrible! I just heard a radio report that Mr. Devlin's plane just went down over the jungle in the Amazon!" Elizabeth asks, "How do you know it was his plane?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Miss Winters mentioned the company. It had an unusual name, one I'd never heard before". Elizabeth says firmly, "It was A plane. Whether Mr. Devlin was on it or not is something I'm going to find out. You're not to tell Vicki or anyone else about this until I find out where he was on that plane or not!" She calls the airline but finds that they don't have a passenger list yet, that it was a local flight from Belem, Brazil and they'll have to get the passenger list from them. Elizabeth tells them to phone her as soon as they get the information.

Barnabas and Julia are at the old house. Julia is sitting at a desk busily writing in her little red notebook. Barnabas asks, "Just what are you doing?" Julia replies, "Just writing a few notes". Barnabas remarks, "You exaggerate your audience". Julia explains, "They're for my own use". Barnabas remarks, "The nights have been tedious lately". Julia remarks, "Would you like to do something?" Barnabas sarcastically replies, "What would you suggest? A game of card, some cribbage, perhaps? No, I want something else. Vicki. Once I have her, the room will be filled with perfume and sweetness, not tedium as it is now". He tells Julia, "Go back to your notes. The sooner you succeed in what you're doing, the sooner I'll get what I want". Julia warns him, "I never promised you you'd get Vicki". Barnabas replies, "You do your part, I'll do mine". Julia asks, "How do you think you'll get Vicki". Barnabas replies, "I have a way". Julia remarks, "She's not even interested in you, she's interested in Burke Devlin". Barnabas replies, "When I'm finished with her, she won't be Vicki Winters, she'll be Josette". Julia asks about Josette. Barnabas says, "You're always so curious about Josette, as if she were a rival of yours". Julia replies, "That's nonsense". Barnabas tells her, "I'll satisfy your curiosity. I'll tell you all about Josette. I will take you to the proper place, the place where she died".

At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Mrs. Johnson are in the drawing room. Vicki comes down dressed in a warm coat. Elizabeth asks, "Vicki, what are you doing in your coat?" Vicki replies, "I'm going out for a walk". Elizabeth asks, "Do you think that's a good idea on such a dark night?" Vicki replies, "I'm just going to walk outside the door, actually. I couldn't sleep. There's so many things to think about. What are these, blueprints of the West Wing?", pointing to some blueprints on the desk. Elizabeth replies, "Yes". Vicki looks at them and remarks, "I'm not very good at reading these. Burke would've read them easily. He'd know exactly where our bedroom would be, where we'd be having our breakfast. Such a wonderful man". A very sad look comes over Elizabeth's face. Vicki asks, "Mrs. Stoddard, is something wrong?" Elizabeth lies, "No, Vicki, nothing". The phone rings. Vicki asks, "Should I get it?" Elizabeth exclaims, "No, Vicki! It's for me!" and hurriedly goes and answers the phone and talks, "What have you heard?... Oh, I see.... There's no question about it?...All right, thank you " She hangs up. Vicki asks, "Mrs. Stoddard, what's the matter? Have you heard some bad news? Who were you talking to?" Elizabeth replies, "I was talking to the airline office". Vicki asks, "Airline office? Has something happened to Burke? Please, tell me what happened!" Elizabeth tells her, "They've just gotten the list of passengers. Burke was on a plane that crashed in the Amazon Jungle". Vicki cries, "No! I don't believe it! I can't believe this is true!" Elizabeth tells her, "I'm afraid it is". Vicki goes limp, and Elizabeth has to support her. Elizabeth tells Mrs. Johnson to go to her room and get some pink pills on her dresser, saying they're sedatives.

Later, Elizabeth is sitting alone in the drawing room, a sad look on her face. Mrs. Johnson comes in and says, "Mrs. Stoddard, it's late, you should go to bed. Vicki's asleep. I just looked in on her". Elizabeth remarks, "It broke my heart to see her talking about Burke and their plans for the future just before the news came". She tells Mrs. Johnson that there's still hope, that that a search party has been sent out to look for the plane, that it's possible there may have been survivors. Mrs. Johnson warns, "It's all right to keep the truth from the girl, but let's face it. There's little chance he's still alive". From the door, Vicki, who's come down, exclaims, "Don't say that! You don't know Burke! He'll get out! He'll come back! He'll come back!" Elizabeth, noticing Vicki has her coat on, asks where she's going. Vicki replies, "Out to walk. I feel closer to Burke out there."

At Widow's Hill, Barnabas reminisces about seeing Josette for the first time to Julia. Julia remarks, "When you talk about Josette, you never seem more human. I understand you still love her, but she's gone. You'd be happier if you didn't compare everyone you meet to her". Vicki comes to Widows Hill. Barnabas and Julia are surprised to find her there. Julia asks, "What's wrong, Vicki, you look sad". Vicki explains, "We've just gotten a report that Burke's plane crashed in the jungle. They haven't found the plane or any passengers". Barnabas says to Julia, "It's cold here. You should go back to the house. Let me stay here with Vicki". Julia says, "It's all right", but Barnabas insists, "It's chilly. You know how concerned I am about your health, dear". Julia leaves.

Vicki tells Barnabas, "I came out here wanting to be alone, but I'm glad you're here. I wonder what it's like in Brazil. I wonder if it's quiet, or full of the sounds of birds and animals. I'll ask Burke when he comes back. Mrs. Johnson says he won't get out alive, but he'll come back! What do you think?" Barnabas replies, "I think if it were me, heaven and earth couldn't stop me from coming back to you". Vicki tells Barnabas about their plans for the West Wing. Barnabas remarks, "It's the most beautiful part of the house". Vicki asks, "Have you ever been there?" Barnabas replies, "No, but I've heard about it. Would you like me to show it to you?" Vicki declines, "No, I'd rather wait until Burke returns." A whistling sound fills the air. Vicki remarks, "I'd always thought the stories about Widows Hill were just legends, but..." She looks over the cliff and continues, "Barnabas, if I really thought Burke really were gone forever, I'd.." Barnabas exclaims, "Vicki, stop! I don't ever want to hear you talk that way again! You mustn't be that foolish! You mustn't be as foolish as..." He stops. Vicki says, "He'll come back, and well get married". Barnabas assures her, "You will be a bride, one day very soon. Yes. One day very soon"

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Episode 346
(COL 4/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: October 17, 1967
Air Date: October 23, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 136
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

No night at Collinwood has never been longer than the one that is now almost over. It has been a night of waiting to hear some word of the fate of a loved one. But waiting can exhaust the mind, and finally one must sleep... and dream. Dream of the days to come. Days we hope desperately will be happy ones.

At Collinwood, Vicki is lying on the couch, asleep. She has a dream...

In the dream, Vicki is in Josette's room at the old house. She is wearing a wedding dress. Barnabas comes in and asks, "Are you ready, my dear?" Vicki replies, "No, not yet". Barnabas remarks, "You look very beautiful" Julia, who's come into the room as well, remarks "All brides look very beautiful". Barnabas says, "Doctor, I think you'd better go. It's chilly in here". Julia obediently leaves. Vicki asks, "I will be a bride, won't I, Barnabas?" Barnabas replies, "Is there any question about that?" Vicki asks, "One question. Burke, where's Burke?" Barnabas replies, "He's here. Look on the bed". Vicki looks, and sees a body wrapped in a shroud. She asks, "Why is he covered like that?" Barnabas replies, "Because he's dead". Vicki says, "Then I'll never be a bride!" Barnabas asks, "Why not?" Vicki screams, "Because he's dead. How can I be a bride when he's dead? No! He has to be alive! He has to be alive!" and runs out of the room.

In the drawing room of Collinwood, Vicki screams out loud, "I'll never believe he's dead! He has to be alive! Burke'll come back!" Carolyn comes into the room, wakes her up and says, "You must have been dreaming. Mother told me the news. I'm so sorry, Vicki". Vicki asks, "Sorry? Why? Burke's just missing, that's all. They'll find him, then everything will be as it was before". The phone rings. Vicki answers. After she hangs up, she tells Carolyn, "They still haven't found the plane yet. They cautioned me not to get my hopes up. They cautioned me to realistic and realize how little chance there is..."

Julia goes to Josette's room and looks around. She sits down at the vanity and wonders, "Josette's comb, her brush, her powder box. Things every woman has. What's so special about Josette? Why must every woman Barnabas loves be a shadow of Josette? She's dead. Why can't she stay that way?" Suddenly, Julia is startled by a noise. She feels a presence and calls out, "Who's in this room?", but then, talking to herself, says, "Ridiculous. No one else is in this house but Barnabas, and he's sleeping. Josette? No, it couldn't be Josette. But suppose it is. If she's here, perhaps I can find out what it is about her that possesses Barnabas." She calls out, "All right, I know you're here and I'm not afraid to face you!...No, it's not a woman, it's a man. Dave? Dave? Speak to me" Suddenly a woman's voice from downstairs calls "Barnabas?" Julia calls downstairs, "Vicki? That you?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Julia tells her, "Come up to Josette's room". Vicki comes up. She asks for Barnabas, but Julia tells her he's not at home. Vicki asks Julia, "Doing research on Josette?" Julia replies, "Yes. Any word on Burke?" Vicki tells her, "No. But I've decided what to do". Julia asks, "What?" Vicki replies, "I've decided to restore the West Wing of Collinwood. I wanted to talk to Barnabas about an offer he made to me last night about helping". She looks around and remarks, "He really has such exquisite tastes". Julia's manner suddenly becomes very cold, almost angry. She responds, "Yes. Exquisite tastes, but also other things to attend to." Vicki, shocked, remarks, "You sound angry". Julia replies, "People think nothing of taking advantage of Barnabas. Understand?" Vicki says, "I'm afraid I don't understand".

Vicki is at Collinwood. There's a knock at the door. She answers. It's Barnabas. He asks, "Any news?" Vicki replies, "No, they're still searching. I'm sure there'll be news soon. I'm sure of that. How was your day, busy?" Barnabas replies, "Busy?" Vicki explains, "I went to the old house today and you weren't there". Barnabas asks, "What did you come to see me about?" Vicki at first pauses, as if reluctant to tell him, but then tells him what she went to the old house to talk to him about and about Julia's strange reaction. Barnabas exclaims, "She had no right to say that!" Vicki replies, "Yes she did. If it was true. If you were just being polite and really are very busy.." Barnabas assures her, "No, you're very dear to me. I meant it when I offered to help you" Vicki says, "I'm troubled about Julia's reaction. Maybe she's been working too hard". Julia comes into the room holding a bouquet of yellow flowers. She apologizes to Vicki for the way she behaved towards her earlier, saying, "I've been working too hard". Vicki leaves to get a vase for the flowers. Barnabas grabs the flowers from Julia and angrily flings them onto the table. He angrily says, "I think, Dr. Hoffman, we have some talking to do! I know exactly what it is you're trying to do and why! The crux of our relationship is doctor and patient, no matter what delusions you have". Julia replies, "It's more than that". Barnabas asks, "Are you speaking of your late colleague Dr. Woodard? I recommend you stop thinking about that." Vicki returns with a vase. She looks at the flowers on the table and exclaims, "I can't believe it! I left just a few minutes ago! They were fresh and beautiful. Look at them! They're dead!" The flowers, fresh just minutes ago, are now brown and dead...

Julia is in her downstairs lab working. Barnabas is sitting in a chair waiting patiently. He asks, "How much longer will your preparations take?" Julia replies, "A few minutes". Julia, fiddling with a syringe, accidentally presses the plunger and ejects the fluid. She refills it and snaps, "Don't stare at me! You're making me nervous!", then apologizes, "Sorry I shouted. I'm working too hard". Barnabas remarks, "If you keep telling yourself that often enough, even you'll start to believe it. Perhaps you're still thinking about Dr. Woodard". Julia replies, "No, it's because I'm working too hard". Barnabas says, "I think you haven't been working hard enough." He explains that he wants things to move much faster. Julia asks, "Why the need for speed?" Barnabas explains, "Burke Devlin's gone. It's the perfect opportunity. Vicki is vulnerable right now". Julia asks, "And suppose Burke Devlin comes back?" Barnabas replies, "By then, it won't matter. If we make haste". Julia snaps, "All right, let's go". Barnabas angrily grabs Julia's arm. Julia asks, "What's the matter?" Barnabas angrily says, "I don't like that edge in your voice. I don't want your jealousy to get in the way. If you have any plans to slow down your work, or not bring it to a successful conclusion, stop them now." He reprimands her on how she acted towards Vicki earlier, remarking "She has forgiven you. She is a good and gentle creature. I am neither good nor gentle. I do not forgive".

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Episode 347
(COL 4/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: October 18, 1967
Air Date: October 24, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 137
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Peter Murphy as Aged Barnabas' hand

Deepest night lies over all of Collinwood, and sleep has given quiet rest to all that live there. But there is a house where night and sleep are not companions. And the dark hours, are the hours of action.

Julia asks Barnabas, "Are you sure you want it that way?" Barnabas replies, "The treatments must be accelerated". Julia warns, "I recommend against it. I'm taking no responsibility for the consequences". She straps him in the chair and says, "All right, I'm ready". Barnabas replies, "And so too, Doctor, am I". Julia turns on some apparatus, then spoons some powder into the large cauldron. Barnabas sits strapped in the chair, waiting nervously. Julia fiddles around with the knobs on some electrical equipment. Chemicals bubble, and sparks fly. Finally, the treatment over, Julia un-straps Barnabas and asks, "How do you feel? Can you speak to me?" Barnabas stutters, "Y...Y.. Yes." Julia asks, "Do you feel any pain or numbness?" Barnabas replies, "Numbness". Julia asks, "Where?" Barnabas replies, "Here in my hand". He holds up his left hand. Julia remarks, "I knew we shouldn't have accelerated the treatments!", but Barnabas says, "Wait! It's gone. I'm going to be all right! I can feel a difference. I'm changing, all through me, as if new blood were rushing through all my veins. Julia tells him, "I'd like to do some tests", but Barnabas says, "No, not now, I want to go out into the fresh air". Julia insists, "Not until I do some tests". Barnabas asks, "Do you know where I shall go first? There's a room on top of the house. It faces the sunrise. I shall go there and see the sun rise, I shall watch the sun come out of the sea". Julia says, "I warn against it. It
could mean your destruction. You're tempting your own destruction". Barnabas asks, "How long must I wait, then?" then gets an idea, "Yes, tomorrow! I can't waste this moment by being alone! I shall share it with one person!" Julia guesses, "Vicki..." Barnabas continues, "The sun will shine on the two of us together!"

At Collinwood, Carolyn is in the drawing room with Vicki. Carolyn accuses Vicki of having stayed awake all night waiting for information on Burke. Vicki denies it. Julia comes in and remarks to Vicki, "I didn't think you'd be up this early". Carolyn says, "She won't admit it, but I think she's been awake all night". Remarking that Mrs. Johnson's away today, she volunteers to make some coffee and leaves. Julia assures Vicki, "Burke will be back, I know he will.", but Vicki says, "I don't want to talk about it". Julia tells her, "I've found what I think is part of the chandelier in the foyer of the West Wing". She takes out a crystal and shows it to her, then suggests, "Let's look at it over in the light where you can appreciate it". She takes it over to the lamp. Vicki follows. Julia asks, "Have you ever tried to find the exact center of a crystal? Look deeply..." She hypnotizes her, then tells her, "You will see things you won't remember seeing. Is that clear?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Julia tells her, "Come, I have something very important to show you, something very few people have seen and survived. Follow me".

Julia takes Vicki to the old house and down into the cellar. Vicki sees the coffin and asks, "A coffin. Why is there a coffin in here?" Julia replies, "Because it's necessary". Vicki asks, "But whose coffin is it?" Julia explains, "That's what I brought you here to show you. Open the coffin". Vicki says, "I'm afraid", but Julia tells her, "You have nothing to fear. Now open the coffin". Vicki refuses, "No, I don't want to!" Julia sternly tells her, "You must! Open it and tell me what you see!" Vicki opens the coffin. Lying inside is Barnabas, his skin a sickly green color. Vicki averts her eyes, but Julia orders her, "You will look!" Vicki does. Julia continues, "And you will never forget, and you will never remember!" Julia shuts the coffin and asks, "Now tell me what you saw". Vicki replies, "A coffin". Julia asks, "And what was in the coffin?" Vicki replies, "A man". Julia asks, "That's all? Don't you know his name?" Vicki replies, "His name...No!" Julia commands, "Tell me his name!" Vicki replies, "Barnabas!" Julia, seeming very satisfied, says, "Splendid. Now we can make our journey back. Follow me"

Julia brings Vicki back up to the drawing room of Collinwood, snaps her out of the trance and starts to talk about the crystal again, "It IS fascinating, isn't it? I only hope it matches the chandelier in the West Wing". Carolyn returns with the coffee and leaves them to talk. Julia continues to talk about the crystal and asks, "Shall we take it to the West Wing and see if it matches?" Vicki replies, "No, I'd rather wait till..." but stops abruptly in mid sentence. Julia asks, "What were you about to say?" Vicki replies, "Only that I wanted to wait till B...B...Barnabas saw it". She seems to have great difficulty saying the name Barnabas. Julia asks, "Something the matter?" Vicki replies, "No, nothing. I hope you don't mind waiting. I just thought it would make B... B.. Barnabas happy if I waited till he came", again having trouble saying the name Barnabas.

Later, after nightfall, Barnabas comes to Collinwood. He finds Vicki in the drawing room. Vicki tells him, "I have something to show you". Barnabas tells her, "I have a special request to make of you". Vicki asks, "What?" Barnabas tells her, "Tell me what you have to show me first". Vicki shows him the crystal and explains that it might match the chandelier in the West Wing. She adds that she wanted to wait for him to come so they could check it together. Barnabas says, "How thoughtful of you, how exquisitely thoughtful of you". Vicki asks, "What's the request you mentioned?" Barnabas tells her, "A rather stupid one. This superstition of yours about Widow's Hill. If only you could think of it as a place of happiness and light. I suggest that you could do something as simple as watch the sunrise from Widow's Hill. It could give you a whole new perspective on Widow's Hill." Suddenly, Vicki exclaims, "Barnabas! You're hand!" Barnabas looks at his left hand and quickly hides it from view. He tells Vicki, in a shaky voice, "I injured it this afternoon. I had forgotten about it". Vicki says, "Let me put something on it", but Barnabas replies, "No, that's very kind of you" and abruptly leaves.

Barnabas rushes back to the old house. Julia is down in the lab writing in her notebook. Barnabas goes downstairs. Seeing Barnabas, Julia remarks, "I thought you were going to see Vicki". Barnabas replies coldly, "I have returned". Julia says, "So I see". Barnabas asks, "What else do you see?" Julia, puzzled, asks, "What else do you expect me to see?" Barnabas says, "Look at me. What do you see. Do you see anything different?" Julia replies, "You seem to be upset about something, that's all". Barnabas tells her, "Well, look again. Maybe you will see me age before your very eyes". He takes out his hand. It has become extremely wrinkled. He exclaims, "My hand, the hand of a very old man!" Julia screams, "OHHHHHHH!"

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Episode 348
(COL 4/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: October 19, 1967
Air Date: October 25, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Joe Caldwell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 138
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Peter Murphy as Aged Barnabas' hand

Dawn has not yet come to Collinwood. The Earth hovers between night and day as though terrified of bring into being the days and nights that lie ahead. But time is indifferent to terror, and the Earth obeys the primeval command creating nights and days, creating a moment when fear no longer stalks... but stops to strike.

(We see Carolyn's room for the first time. The decor has a modern, feminine look and is radically different from the rest of the house).

Carolyn is in her room, sleeping peacefully. David comes in and shakes her awake. Carolyn, surprised, screams, but stops when she sees it's David. She exclaims, "David!" David explains, "I just wanted to make sure you weren't dead". Carolyn, shocked, asks, "What makes you think I was dead?" David replies, "I don't know". Carolyn asks, "Can you tell me what you're afraid of? Bad dream?" David replies, "I don't know". Carolyn tells him, "I'll take you back to your room", but David tells her, "I want to give you this" and hands her the toy soldier Sarah had given him. Carolyn, puzzled, asks, "A toy soldier? Why?" David explains, "Sarah gave it to me. It protects people". Carolyn says, "I don't need protection", but David insists, "Yes you do. Take it". Carolyn replies, "All right" and takes it. Elizabeth comes in and asks, "What happened? I thought I heard a scream". Carolyn explains, "Nothing. David just came in here to give me this toy soldier". David remarks, "I can sleep now that I know you're safe" and leaves. Elizabeth asks what that was all about. Carolyn moans, "There's nothing we can do for him! Nothing!" and explains what happened, telling her mother about David's strange behavior. Carolyn recommends sending David away. Elizabeth exclaims, "I can't send him away!" Carolyn tells her, "It would be best for him". Elizabeth sadly says, "I thought being around people who loved him would be best". Carolyn remarks, "Love isn't always the answer"

At the old house, Barnabas is sitting in the treatment chair, looking at his hands. By now, both hands are old and wrinkled. Julia comes in and remarks, "It's almost morning". Barnabas replies, "I know". Julia asks, "I hope you've given up the idea of seeing the sunrise". Barnabas replies, "I have". Julia asks, "Do you think it wise to sit here?" Barnabas replies, "I'll go in a minute. It's been an interesting night. I've been granted a privilege given few men. For most, time is slow, but I've seen it as a raging torrent. Listen to time howl..." Julia says, "Maybe it's only a temporary reaction". She blames it on the accelerated pace of the treatments. Barnabas angrily grabs her by the throat and says, "There's power in these hands still, so be careful, very careful! I will give you till tonight to find an answer!" Julia promise to find a counter reaction. Barnabas sadly comments, "Or I will age to the years since I was born, almost 200 of them..."

Carolyn is in her room sewing on a small sewing machine. She picks up the toy soldier and looks at it. She is startled to hear a voice from behind say, "David must've given you that." She turns around and exclaims, "Sarah!" Sarah is standing there. She asks, "He told you my name?" Carolyn asks, "Sarah, how did you get in here?" Sarah asks, "Didn't David tell you about me? He thinks I'm a ghost. As a matter of fact, I'm sure I am. You're not afraid of me, are you?" Carolyn replies, "No. What do you want?" Sarah says "Don't send David away". Carolyn replies, "We have to send David away. That's the only way he'll be able to get help". Sarah complains, "If David goes away, I won't have anyone to play with!" Carolyn remarks, "Maybe it's not so good for him to play with you. He keeps telling all these unbelievable stories". Sarah says, "They're true". Carolyn replies, "No, they're too fantastic". There's a knock at the door. Carolyn goes to answer it, "Yes, who is it?" Elizabeth's voice replies, "May I come in?" Carolyn turns around to look at Sarah and finds that she's gone. She lets Elizabeth in. Elizabeth asks, "Is Vicki in here? I thought I heard you talking to her". Carolyn replies, "No, I was talking to myself". Elizabeth tells Carolyn, "I haven't told Vicki about my decision to send David away yet". Carolyn suggest, "Maybe we shouldn't send him away". Elizabeth is surprised at Carolyn's change of mind. Carolyn continues, "Maybe we should delay it a day or two". Carolyn hears a flute playing London Bridge in the distance. Elizabeth asks, "Carolyn, what is it?" Carolyn replies, "Nothing, I just think you made the right decision".

David is in his room playing with a mobile. Carolyn goes to David's room. She hands him the toy soldier and says, "I just wanted to return this to you". David tells her, "I want you to have it". Carolyn tells him, "I don't need it". David insists, "You do!". Carolyn asks, "If anything were going to happen to me, wouldn't Sarah have told me? I saw her today!" David gets very upset at this and says, "She shouldn't have come to you, she shouldn't!" Carolyn asks, Why? I thought you'd be happy I saw her. I know you're not imagining her now". David remarks, "She came to Dr. Woodard, and now he's dead!" Carolyn says, "But I believe the things you've been saying now". David shouts, "I don't want you to believe me! Dr. Woodard believed me, and now he's dead! Don't believe me! Everything I said was a lie!"

 At the old house, Barnabas, sitting in the treatment chair, tells Julia, "Hurry!" Julia remarks, "If my calculations are correct, this treatment should be successful. Whatever happens, I've always wished you well". Barnabas caustically remarks, "You never wished me anything. The only things you've ever been interested in are your experiments". Julia insists, "That's not true," and starts the treatment. Julia conducts the treatment, busily monitoring various electronic devices. Electricity crackles, and chemicals bubble. Finally, Julia shuts everything off and announces, "It's over!" She looks over at Barnabas and exclaims, "Barnabas! NO!!!" Barnabas has become an old, old man...

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Episode 349
(COL 4/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: October 20, 1967
Air Date: October 26, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 139
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A single star is visible over Collinwood, seeming like a cold, lonely light that exists in a void unto itself. Few men can know such isolation. But there is one who has. One who has hoped his isolation might be ended, only to have that hope destroyed. And desperation and terror will follow in its wake.

Julia runs upstairs. Barnabas runs up too and demands, "Why did you run from me? What's the matter with you? Why did you scream when you looked at me?" Julia gasps, "The experiment... The dosage was too powerful!" Barnabas asks, "What about it?" Julia mutters, "You're face..." Barnabas asks, "What about my face?" He touches his face and screams, "Oh no! Oh no! OH NOOOO! You did this to me, you! Is this your revenge for me not letting our relationship be all you wanted?" Julia replies, "No, it was an accident! I may be able to counteract this. Give me time". Barnabas replies, "I have no more time. It never occurred to me that becoming human would make me the man I was, a man who should have been long dead. It never occurred to you either, did it? I can no longer trust you. I must take matters into my own hands". Julia asks, "What do you mean?" Barnabas replies, "I must become what I was". Julia exclaims, "Revert? No! You'll go back to destroying, and every time you do, I'll be partially responsible". Barnabas orders her, "Go to Collinwood and tell Vicki I won't be coming tonight". Julia caustically remarks, "Foregoing an appointment with Vicki must be a bitter pill". Barnabas tells her, "Spare me your sarcasm and go!" Julia opens the door. Barnabas adds, "Oh, give her a message. Tell her I'm leaving tomorrow and won't be back for a while". Vicki, who's just arrived outside the door, says, "You won't have to tell her. Where's Barnabas going". It's Vicki, standing outside the door. Julia answers, "Away on a business trip". Vicki asks, "How long?" Julia replies, "I'm not certain". Meanwhile, while Julia and Vicki are talking, Barnabas, out of view, takes a high-backed armchair, turns it to face away from the front door, and sits down in it. Vicki comes in. Julia tries to stop her, "Vicki, don't go in there! Barnabas isn't feeling well!" Vicki stops and asks, "What's wrong?" Barnabas, hidden from view by the chair, replies, "Nothing serious. I don't want you coming close. I wouldn't want you to catch it. I'm going to have to cancel our appointment. You'd best go back to Collinwood". Vicki leaves.

Julia exclaims, "That was close!" Barnabas angrily asks, "Why did you let her in?" Julia explains, "I couldn't help it. She was outside when I opened the door". Barnabas remarks, "If she had seen me, she would have fled in horror. I would have been loathsome in her eyes". Julia jealously mutters, "In HER eyes". Barnabas continues, "To think that all your noble experiments have come to this. I shall never forgive you for this". Julia tells him, "Vicki can still be yours". Barnabas asks, "How?" Julia replies, "You said you were going to revert to what you were before. Use Vicki". Barnabas exclaims, "No! I can't use her that way! Vicki must come to me willingly!" Julia tells him, "Vicki may never come to you willingly. You want her and would be a fool not to get her. Tonight". Barnabas insists, "I couldn't! Not to her!" Julia says, coldly, "You say that, but you know you're tempted, very tempted..."

Vicki, in her room, takes her coat off and hangs it in her armoire. There's a knock at the door. Carolyn comes in. She tells Vicki, "I'm glad you're back. I have to go out and didn't want to leave David alone". Vicki asks, "Where are you going?" Carolyn answers, "To the Blue Whale to meet Joe. I have something I want to talk to him about". Vicki asks, "Have there been any phone calls?" Carolyn replies sadly, "No". Vicki confidently says, "I know it'll come when I least expect it. They'll call and tell me Burke is alive. Burke's alive, Carolyn, I know it". Carolyn asks, "Where's Barnabas? I thought he was coming to see the West Wing". Vicki replies, "He's sick. He was acting very strangely. He said he was going to be away for a few days on business. I wish he didn't have to go. I'm going to miss him. He's been such a good friend since this happened I've come to rely on him, his strength..."

At the old house Julia tells Barnabas, "You can have her, Barnabas, she can be yours." Barnabas shouts, "Stop it!" Julia says, "All right, but you'll think about what I've said, and you'll know I'm right"

Carolyn is sitting at a table at the Blue Whale with Joe Haskell. Joe asks, "All right, what's on your mind, Carolyn?" Carolyn replies, "Sarah! I saw her, Joe!" Joe asks, "When?" Carolyn replies, "Yesterday! She appeared in my room! I even talked to her! The point is, she exists. David didn't imagine her. And if she's not imaginary, maybe all the other things he's said are true too!" Joe remarks, "You mean like the coffin in the basement? We checked. There was nothing there at all". Carolyn asks, "I want you to do something with me. I want you to go to Eagle Hill Cemetery with me. David said there was a secret room in the mausoleum there. I want to see if it exists". Joe reminds her, "But Dr. Woodard and Burke already checked and there was nothing there". Carolyn tells him, "I want to check again". Joe thinks Carolyn's being ridiculous and refuses. He asks, "You don't really believe there's anything suspicious about Barnabas Collins, do you?" Carolyn replies, "No". Joe concludes, "Then you've got to chalk all this up to a child's imagination. That's all it could be".

Carolyn returns to Collinwood and tells Vicki, "Vicki, I have a confession to make. I've had some doubts about Barnabas because of what David's been saying about him. Maybe what he's been saying is true". Vicki, shocked, says, "It's not true! Barnabas would never hurt him!" Carolyn continues, "He was right about Sarah. Maybe he's right about Barnabas too". Vicki angrily says, "He's not right about Barnabas. Forget about your doubts. He doesn't deserve them!" Carolyn says, "It's late. I think I'll go to bed" and leaves.

At the old house, Barnabas paces around, thinking about what Julia said, "Vicki may never come to you of her own free will. You want her and you would be a fool not to get her. Tonight!"

Vicki is in bed, sleeping peacefully. A bat flutters outside the window. Barnabas materializes inside the room. He walks up to the bed and stares down at Vicki, then says to himself, "She's so lovely. So innocent. I can't do it. I can't!" Outside, Carolyn's voice calls, "Vicki?" Barnabas vanishes. Carolyn comes in. Vicki awakens and asks, "What is it?" Carolyn tells her, "You were asleep? I thought I heard something. I must have been mistaken. Sorry I woke you". Vicki tells her, "It's all right" Suddenly, Carolyn shouts, "Look! At the window! A bat, a giant bat!" Outside flutters a giant bat...

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Episode 350
(COL 4/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: October 23, 1967
Air Date: October 27, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 140
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins

A cold, piercing night wind whistles around Collinwood, and its chill somehow seems to penetrate the walls of the Great House. For this promises to be a night of danger. One girl may learn a terrifying secret tonight. And that knowledge could cost her, her life.

Carolyn is in the drawing room of Collinwood. David comes in holding the toy soldier. Carolyn remarks to David, "Glad to see you. You don't come out of your room much anymore". David holds out the toy soldier Sarah gave him and tells Carolyn, "I came to give you this. You should have it with you at all times to protect you from danger". Carolyn replies, "I'm not in any danger". David tells her, "Well, just keep it with you, OK?" Carolyn takes it and replies, "OK". David says, "I'll go back up to my room now", but Carolyn asks, "No, stay. Let's talk". David suddenly sees an old, old man outside the French windows and screams, "UHHHHH!" Carolyn asks, "David, what is is?" David points toward the window and shouts, "Over there! Outside the window!" Carolyn looks, but the old man is gone. Carolyn says, "I don't see anything". David tells her, "There was something out there. An old, old man. He was looking at you. The way he was looking at you scared me". Carolyn remarks, "I don't see anything at all". David insists, "He was there, I tell you!" Elizabeth comes into the room and asks, "What happened?" David tells her, "I saw an old, old man, looking through the window, the oldest man I've ever seen. He was over a 100 years old!" Elizabeth asks Carolyn, "Carolyn, did you see anything?" Carolyn replies, "No." David insists he saw what he says he saw and grumbles, "You don't believe me! Nobody believes anything I say anymore! Terrible things are going to happen, and there's nothing I can do about it!" Elizabeth tells him, "Maybe you did see something, only it wasn't what you thought you saw. Maybe your eyes were playing tricks on you". David dejectedly says, "I think I'll go up to my room" and leaves. Carolyn suggests, "Maybe it's not his imagination". Elizabeth replies, "It must be. Maybe I should do what I should have done a long time ago. Send him away". Carolyn asks, "What if he's not imagining all this? What if he's really seen what he says he's seen?" Elizabeth asks, "What do you mean?" Carolyn explains, "The little girl he keeps claiming to see. She exists! I've seen her. She's real, and she IS a ghost! I talked to her. She told me not to send David away because she wouldn't have anyone to play with. But she also told me something else. She told me that everything David says is true!" Elizabeth accuses HER of imagining things now. She dismisses what she has to say, saying, "Why would Barnabas want to hurt him? Why would he have a coffin in the basement? Where was it when Burke and Dr. Woodard went there? It's all David's imagination. David is mentally disturbed, and something must be done about it before he loses all contact with reality. I have no choice but to send him away". Outside in the foyer, David is eavesdropping...

Julia is in the living room of the old house. Barnabas returns. Julia asks, "Where have you been?" Barnabas sarcastically replies, "Out taking a walk, contemplating the success of your noble experiment and what to do about it". Julia asks hopefully, "Then you didn't do anything yet?" Barnabas replies, "No, or my appearance would not still be as it is. But I must do something tonight before the years come crashing down on me". Julia asks, ""Who will it be?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know". Julia asks, "Then it won't be Vicki?" Julia replies, "No, I don't want Vicki like that. It will be someone I meet in the dark..." Julia remarks, "Then it will be a stranger". Barnabas replies, "Yes. What are you driving at?" Julia says, "There might be an alternative". Barnabas asks, "What?" Julia suggests, "Don't you think it possible that there may be someone who would come to you willingly, someone who might accept what you are and submit to you willingly?" Barnabas asks, "Who?" Julia replies, "Me." Barnabas, shocked asks, "You?! Would you, willingly?" Julia replies, "Yes" Barnabas asks, "Even knowing what it would happen?" Julia answers, "Yes". Barnabas tells her, "You are a strong-willed woman. You would do this even knowing you would be left with no free will of your own?" Julia again answers, "Yes" Barnabas asks, "Why?" Julia replies, "Why do you need to ask? Isn't the offer good enough?" Barnabas refuses her offer, saying, "I must refuse. If you submit, you will no longer be able to function as a doctor". Julia points out, "But you said you no longer wanted to continue the treatments". Barnabas tells her, "There may be other things I need you for". Julia, looking upset, excuses herself and goes down into her lab.

Carolyn is in the drawing room of Collinwood examining the toy soldier David gave her. David comes into the room. Carolyn tells him, "It's late. You shouldn't be up". but David tells her, "I had to ask you something". Carolyn asks, "What?" David asks, "You think I'm crazy". Carolyn replies, "No I don't" David says, "Aunt Elizabeth thinks so. I heard her say so". Carolyn points out, "You didn't imagine Sarah, that much I know". David tells her, "But the things I said about Barnabas were!" Carolyn replies, "I'm not so sure. If I went to the old house, what would I find there?" David gets upset and says, "You can't go there! Ever! Promise!" Carolyn promises. David insists, "And I made up everything I said about Barnabas!" Carolyn says, "All right, David. Good night"

After David goes up, Carolyn wonders, "Why is he so frightened? What if he was telling the truth before? What if something IS in that house? I doesn't seem possible. Yet there's only one way to find out..."

Carolyn goes to the old house. She finds no one in the living room and thinks, "Empty. Good. Barnabas must be away." She is frightened by a banging sound, but then realizes it's only the shutters buffeted by the wind. She tells herself, "Get a hold of yourself! I've got to be very quiet, I've got to get into that basement without making a sound". She goes down into the cellar. She sees the coffin and exclaims, "A coffin! It's here! It really is! But why?" She opens it. She thinks, "It's empty. An empty coffin. What does it mean?" She turns around and looks around the room. Suddenly, she hears the noise of the coffin lid slamming down. She turns around and sees that it's Julia who slammed it down. Julia asks, "Carolyn what are you doing here?" Carolyn replies, "I was about to ask you the same question". Julia tells her, "There isn't any time for questions now. Go!" Carolyn asks, "But this coffin. What's it doing down here? Just like David said!" Julia desperately begs, "Don't ask any questions, just go, before it's too late!", but a voice from the stairs says, "It's already too late! What are you doing here, Carolyn?" Carolyn looks over and sees an old, old man. She replies, "I came to see Cousin Barnabas" Barnabas tells her, "And now you see me". Carolyn says, "You can't be Cousin Barnabas ...your face!" Barnabas asks, "What about my face?" Carolyn replies, "It's so old!" Barnabas says, "It won't be old much longer". He grabs her and bares his fangs. Carolyn screams...

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Episode 351
(Kinescope)
(COL 4/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: October 26, 1967
Air Date: October 30, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 141
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard

Tonight the sky over Collinwood glistens with stars, and the Moon is full. And yet the night is not peaceful. At the Old House on the Collinwood estate, an act of violence will occur before this night is over. An act of violence that will cast another deadly shadow over all our lives.

Carolyn is lying in bed. Julia wraps a scarf around her neck. She asks, "Carolyn?" Carolyn replies, "Yes?" Julia asks, "Do you know where you are?" Carolyn looks around and says, "In Josette Collins' room". Julia asks, "Are you aware of what happened?" Carolyn replies, "Yes". Julia asks, "And how do you feel about it?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know". Julia asks, "Do you like being here?" Carolyn replies, "Yes, this is where I belong. Was it really Barnabas who..." Julia replies, "Yes. You don't know why he had to do what he did." She explains about Barnabas' uncontrolled aging and how his biting her was supposed to reverse the process. Carolyn asks, "Did it work?" Julia replies, "I don't know. It may have advanced beyond the point where anything could be done". Carolyn tells Julia, "I want to see him. He may need me", but Julia refuses to let her, saying, "No, what he needs now is rest". There's the sound of a door downstairs, then the sound of footsteps coming up the steps. Carolyn says, "Someone is coming! He depended on me to help him. I hope I haven't failed him!" The door opens. It's Barnabas, young again.

At Collinwood, Roger is in the drawing room pouring himself a brandy. Elizabeth comes in and asks, "Have you seen Carolyn?" Roger replies, "No, why?" Elizabeth tells him, "I've looked all around the house and I can't find her". Roger suggests, "Maybe she's gone out". Elizabeth says, "At this time of night?" Roger points out, "She's been out on late dates before". Elizabeth says, "But she always tells me when she's going out on a date. Anyway, she hasn't been out on any dates lately". Roger tells her, "Don't be alarmed. She probably has a good reason for being out". Elizabeth explains, "I'm alarmed because getting the impression that she's starting to believe some of the things David's been saying. She claims she saw Sarah, and Sarah told her that David was telling the truth".

At the old house, Barnabas says to Julia, "You look rather startled". Julia explains, "I just didn't expect it to happen so quickly". Barnabas remarks, "This isn't the first time you've underestimated me, Dr. Hoffman!" Carolyn asks, "DR. Hoffman?" Barnabas tells Carolyn the truth, that Julia is actually a blood specialist and not a historian. He adds, "There are many secrets you haven't known before, but you will soon know all of
them, because you have become part of them". He turns to Julia and says, "Leave us alone, Doctor. There must be something you have to do downstairs." Julia leaves.

Barnabas asks Carolyn, "Now tell me, Carolyn, how are you feeling?" Carolyn replies, "Very relaxed". Barnabas asks, "Now you know the true identity of Dr. Hoffman as well as myself, who will you tell?" Carolyn asks, "Who do you want me to tell?" Barnabas replies, "No one". Carolyn says, "Then I will tell no one". Barnabas tells her, "Good. There are two things that must be dealt with, and you will help me deal with them. The first is you must convince everyone that what David has been saying about me is nothing but a figment of his imagination. The second is Vicki. One day, she'll come into this room and replace the Josette I lost so long ago. You must help me". Carolyn asks, "How?" Barnabas replies, "Vicki must come to me willingly". Carolyn tells him, "I will see to it that Vicki comes willingly". Barnabas says, "Good". Carolyn asks, "What about me? What's going to happen to me?" Barnabas asks, "What do you mean?" Carolyn asks, "What's our relationship going to be?" Barnabas replies, "Since we are of the same blood, I will give you more status that I gave to Willie. If you serve me well, I have the ability to grant you eternal life!"

Barnabas takes Carolyn downstairs. On the threshold, he warns her, "You must be very careful when you get back to Collinwood. They will notice a change in you. You must be able to explain it". Carolyn assures him, "I'll be able to answer all their questions. They won't know what happened to me". Barnabas tells her, "I have every confidence in you. Good night". Carolyn leaves. Julia comes into the room and remarks, "You look very pleased with yourself". Barnabas tells her, "I have every reason to be. Carolyn's very valuable. I don't know why I didn't enlist her services before. Where have you been?" Julia replies, "Downstairs, preparing the injection. This time, the treatment must follow MY timetable". Barnabas, looking surprised, asks, "Is this your bizarre sense of humor? Do you really think I'd be willing to resume the treatments after what just happened?" Julia defends herself, "That was your fault. You insisted on accelerating the schedule, on massive doses. It won't happen if you follow the proper schedule". Barnabas asks, "Are you sure of that? Maybe I'll just age slowly instead of all at once". Julia tells him, "There are no guarantees in science. You know that". Barnabas says, "That's why I don't intend to continue the experiments. It's been a waste of my time and yours". Julia suggests, "We could continue on a conditional basis. If anything starts to happen, we could stop", but Barnabas refuses, "No, the experiments stop. Nothing you say can change my mind". Julia gives in, "All right". Barnabas continues, "And since the experiments are over, you and I will have very time for each other now. I will now concentrate on Vicki". Julia asks, "You mean you have no more use for me?" Barnabas replies, "Now that the treatments are over, we have no use for one another any more". Julia tells him, "You're vulnerable during the day. Carolyn can't protect you". Barnabas agrees, "Yes, if Carolyn stayed here too much, it would raise suspicions. Yes, I must find a servant". Julia offers to protect him during the day. Barnabas tells her, "I can't expect you, a professional woman, to perform the services of a servant!" Julia tells him she's quite willing to do so. Barnabas tells her, "I'll accept your offer until such time I find a permanent servant".

Elizabeth and Roger are still awake worrying about Carolyn. Elizabeth asks Roger, "What time is it?" Roger looks at his watch and replies, "It's almost 2:30". Elizabeth moans "I'm sure something terrible has happened". The front doors open and Carolyn comes in. Roger and Elizabeth rush into the foyer. Elizabeth exclaims, "Carolyn! Where have you been?" Carolyn replies, "I went out for a walk". Elizabeth asks, "When did you go?" Carolyn replies, "At about 8:00". Roger asks, "You've been out since 8:00? Why?" Carolyn replies, "I was upset about my talk with David. I was trying to think of what I could do to help him". Elizabeth asks, "Would you like something to eat?" Carolyn replies, "No, I'm not hungry. I'll just go up and go to bed". Elizabeth takes Carolyn's hands and exclaims, "Carolyn! Your hands feel like ice!" Carolyn replies, "Yes, I'm going to take a warm bath before bed," and goes upstairs. The clock strikes 2:30. Roger remarks, "I too think I shall retire". Elizabeth says, "Roger, something did happen to her!" Roger asks, "What are you talking about?" Elizabeth replies, "She wasn't herself." Roger says, "She's concerned about David", but Elizabeth replies, "No, it's something else. Being concerned about David wouldn't make her act like a stranger in her own house"

The clock strikes 5:45. Carolyn comes down into an empty foyer, looks at the portrait of Barnabas, touches the holes in her neck, and smiles...

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Episode 352
(Kinescope)
(COL 4/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: October 24, 1967
Air Date: October 31, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 142
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
David Henesy as David Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Soon the Sun will rise once again over the Great House of Collinwood, and, when it does, we will not know that Carolyn Stoddard is no longer one of us. For she has fallen under the spell of the supernatural.

Carolyn goes to the window and watches the horizon. The sun rises. She goes back to the portrait and says to it, "You have nothing to worry about, dear cousin Barnabas. I will attend to everything for you. Vicki Winters will be yours, and cousin David will never trouble you again. I'm going to take care of that now." She goes upstairs to David's room and wakes him up. David, surprised, asks, "What time is it?" Carolyn replies, "About 6:00". David asks, "What are you doing up so early?" Carolyn replies, "I couldn't sleep". David asks, "Are you sick or something?" Carolyn replies, "No, why?" David explains, "I've never known you not to be able to sleep before". Carolyn tells him, "The truth is, I've been worried about you. David, I have something to tell you, something very important. I went down to the old house last night". David, shocked, exclaims, "I told you not to! You promised!" Carolyn tells him, "There's no danger in the old house. Cousin Barnabas showed me the entire house. I saw the house from top to bottom, and there's nothing there." David exclaims, "He must've tricked you!", but Carolyn replies, "He didn't trick me. There was nothing to hide. He's a very nice man". David insists, "He's NOT a nice man! He wants to kill me!" Carolyn says, "You're imagining that". David reminds her, "But Sarah told you I was telling the truth!" Carolyn replies, "I must've imagined her, like you've imagined the things about Barnabas. You'd better stop telling these stories before it's too late". David asks, "Too late?" Carolyn explains, "Before they decide something's wrong with you and send you to a home for mentally disturbed children. If you keep telling the stories you've been telling, your Aunt Elizabeth will have no choice but to send you away...for good."

Julia is in the drawing room, holding two crystals. Carolyn comes downstairs into he drawing room and asks, "What are you doing?" Julia asks, "How are you feeling now?" Carolyn replies, "Fine". Julia asks, "No after effects?" Carolyn replies, "No, why do you ask?" Julia explains, "I'm just
concerned about you, that's all". Carolyn says, "You didn't answer my question. What are you doing?" Julia replies, "I'm comparing this crystal with one from the chandelier in the West Wing. You get much sleep?" Carolyn replies, "Some. I woke up early and did something for Barnabas". Julia asks, "What?" Carolyn replies, "I talked to David and told him he's be sent away if he kept telling those stories about Barnabas. Now I have to talk to Vicki. You know Barnabas has plans for Vicki...." She goes upstairs into the bedroom hallway. Vicki comes out from the door under the stairs. Julia sees her and asks, "Oh, Vicki, if you have a moment, I want to show you something. The crystal I showed you the other day, I think I was wrong about it. I don't think it matches the crystals from the chandelier. Here, take a look for yourself in the light". Vicki comes into the drawing room, looks at the crystals and says, "You must have very good eyes. They look identical to me". Julia tells her, "Look closer.." Soon, Julia has Vicki hypnotized again. She tells her, "I want you to follow me. I have more to show you." Vicki replies in a monotone, "I will follow you..." Julia takes Vicki out the front door. Unknown to her, Carolyn is on the landing and sees them leave.

Julia takes Vicki to Josette's room at the old house and asks, "Do you know where you are?" Vicki replies, "In Josette Collins' room". Julia asks, "Do you like it?" Vicki answers, "Yes, very much. Why am I here?" Julia tells her, "This room could play an important and tragic part in your life if you let it." Vicki remarks, "Barnabas took great pains to restore it for Josette". Julia tells her, "No, he did it for you. He plans to turn you into a replacement for Josette. He loved Josette very much, but she's gone, and he wants to make you into her". Vicki asks, "He wants to make me Josette?" Julia replies, "More than that. He wants to make you his bride". Vicki says, "But I don't want to be his bride!" Julia asks, "Remember the coffin I showed you?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Julia asks, "Who was in that coffin?" Vicki replies, "Barnabas". Julia asks, "Do you know why he was in that coffin?" Vicki answers, "No". Julia explains, "Because he's dead!" Vicki exclaims, "No! Barnabas can't be dead!" Julia tells her, "He is. He sleeps by day and moves by night. He is the undead. He has the power to control people. You must try to resist him. Now we must return to Collinwood. Come, Vicki".

Later, Carolyn asks Vicki why she seems so distracted. Vicki tells Carolyn she's thinking about Burke and feels so helpless. Carolyn remarks, "Too bad I couldn't find you earlier today. I could've done something to cheer you up". Vicki, puzzled, says, "I don't know why you couldn't find me. I've been in the house all day." Carolyn reminds her, "You mean except for the walk you took with Julia". Vicki, puzzled, replies, "You must be mistaken. I didn't go for any walk with Julia". Vicki leaves. Carolyn wonders, "She lied to me. Why? What's she trying to hide? Or does she suspect that something happened to me? No, if she suspected, I'd know it. Why would she lie? No, Vicki's not the kind of person who would tell lies. She was really surprised when I told her I saw her go with Julia. Something's happening to her, but what is it?"

Julia returns to Collinwood. Carolyn asks, "Did you enjoy your walk earlier?" Julia asks back "My walk?" Carolyn answers "Yes, with Vicki. I saw you and Vicki leave the house together." Julia replies, "I hope you're not going to get into the habit of watching me. I assure you that's not necessary." Carolyn says "I... I wasn't watching you. I was just standing on the landing a saw you and she leave the house. It was with Vicki, wasn't it?" Julia says "Yes it was." Carolyn continues to pry "Where'd you go?" Julia answers "J-Just out... just out side for some fresh air". Julia pauses. "Does that meet your approval?" Carolyn replies "Of course it does. It's not up to me to approve or disapprove." Julia responds "No... No it isn't. Isn't it?..." Julia leaves. Carolyn stares at the portrait of Barnabas again.

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