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Episode 353
(COL 4/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: October 27, 1967
Air Date: November 1, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 143
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A brilliant afternoon Sun shines over Collinwood, and the shadows of the night have disappeared. But terror still stalks the Great House. For one girl has fallen under the spell of the supernatural, and forces of evil possess her... forces bent on death and destruction.

Carolyn, staring at the portrait of Barnabas, thinks to herself, "Vicki was my friend, but I am no longer able to have friends. Except you, dear cousin Barnabas. You will claim her as your bride, and I will help you. Vicki likes me, she listens to me. Because of me, she will come to you willingly, and she will stay with you forever!"

Vicki comes down into the foyer. Seeing Carolyn, she asks, "Carolyn, what are you doing?" Carolyn replies, "Just studying this portrait. I've always been fascinated by it". Vicki says, "I was thinking about your suggestion earlier. Maybe we should go to a movie", but Carolyn replies, "I have another suggestion. Why don't you go down to the old house to see Barnabas. He volunteered to help you with the West Wing. Why don't you get started. It would help for you to have a project to work on". Vicki stutters, "I...I just don't want to impose on Barnabas." Julia comes into through the front doors. Vicki asks, "Did you have a nice walk?" Julia replies, "It's been a splendid day. I walked all the way to town and back". Vicki remarks, "I had a strange dream about you last night. I dreamed I went walking with you, and you took me to a very old house". Carolyn asks, "What happened then?" Vicki replies, "Nothing. I woke up. If dreams are supposed to mean something, I wonder what that one meant. I'd better go see what David's up to. Excuse me." She leaves. Carolyn remarks to Julia, "Strange about Vicki's dream. You and Vicki take a walk together, and Vicki dreams about taking a walk with you. Strange coincidence. Then there's something even stranger. Vicki doesn't remember going on a walk with you." Julia asks, "She didn't? It probably slipped her mind. She's somewhat absent-minded these days. I think she's thinking about Burke. Why are you looking at me that way?" Carolyn replies, "I'm not looking at you in any specific way." Julia remarks, "You seem hostile". Carolyn says, "We're both trying to help Barnabas, aren't we?" Julia replies, "Yes". Carolyn says, "Then there's no reason for me to be hostile" and leaves. Julia thinks to herself, "She suspects me! I've got to be more careful! If she learns what I've done, she'll tell Barnabas and it'll be the end of everything!"

Carolyn is in the garden. The sun sets. She thinks, "Sunset! At last! I hear you, I hear you calling to me, dear cousin Barnabas". She is about to go when suddenly Joe comes into the garden and calls, "Carolyn! Hey, Carolyn!" Carolyn replies, "Joe! What do you want?" Joe replies, "I came to see you." Carolyn asks, "What about?" Joe tells her, "I was thinking about that talk we had at the Blue Whale. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe we should go check out Eagle Hill cemetery", but Carolyn replies, "That's not necessary. That was before I found out about David. Everything he's said is imaginary. I went to the old house. Barnabas showed me the house from top to bottom, and there's nothing there". Joe points out, "But he didn't imagine Sarah. You said you saw her yourself". Carolyn replies, "I must have imagined it". Joe is surprised by Carolyn's change of mind. Carolyn explains, "Because I wanted to believe it. I didn't want to admit that David was disturbed. You can forget everything I said." Joe, puzzled, says, "All right." Carolyn starts to leave. Joe asks, "Going someplace?" Carolyn replies, "For a walk". Joe asks, "Want me to go with you?" Carolyn declines and suggests, "No, I think it'd be better if you went inside and talked to Vicki. She's worrying about Burke. It'd help to know she had friends at a time like this. Thanks for coming up here." She leaves. Joe stands there with a puzzled look on his face.

Carolyn goes to the old house. Barnabas, sitting in a chair, says, "I've been expecting you". Carolyn explains, "I was detained by Joe Haskell." Barnabas asks, "What did he want?" Carolyn explains what happened. Barnabas asks, "Have you spoken to Vicki yet?" Carolyn replies, "Yes, I said everything you instructed me to say to her. I suggested she come here this evening". Barnabas asks, "And is she coming?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know. She didn't say one way or the other. She seemed reluctant to come". Barnabas asks, "Why?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know". Barnabas remarks "If she's reluctant to see me, there must be a reason, and I must do something about it immediately!"

At Collinwood, Joe tells Vicki about Carolyn's odd behavior. Vicki says, "It must be your imagination". Joe replies, "Maybe, but she's not acting like the Carolyn I know". Vicki suggests, "I think it's because she's worried about David". There's a knock at the door. Vicki answers. It's Barnabas. He asks, "If you have a free moment, I'd like to speak to you about something". Seeing Joe, he says to him, "Hello, Haskell, how are you?" Joe replies, "Fine, and on my way out. I have to go pick Maggie up". He leaves.

Vicki asks Barnabas, "What was it you wanted to talk to me about?" Barnabas replies, "I hesitate to bring up the subject...". Vicki guesses, "It's about Burke". Barnabas replies, "Yes." Vicki tells him, "I haven't heard anything at all". Barnabas tells her, "Vicki, I have a proposition to make. I'd like to finance a private search party". Vicki protests, "But that would cost you a great deal of money". Barnabas replies, "It doesn't matter. The only thing that matters to me is your happiness". Vicki declines, "I can't accept". Barnabas asks, "Why not?" Vicki explains, "Well, for one thing, the authorities are already conducting a search". Barnabas tells her, "I'm willing to do anything I can". Vicki replies, "You're the kindest man I've ever met!" Barnabas tells her, "I want you to know you can turn to me anytime" He touches her hand gently. To his shock, she gasps and recoils from his touch. Barnabas asks, "What's the matter?" Vicki replies, "I don't know". Barnabas says, "I must have startled you". Vicki says, with uncertainty, "Yes, that must be it". Barnabas says, "I can see you want to be alone" and leaves. They both look disturbed.

Vicki is staring out the window. Carolyn comes into the room and asks, "I thought Barnabas was going to stop by tonight. Hasn't he arrived yet?" Vicki replies, "He's already left". Carolyn asks, "So soon?" Vicki tells her, "Carolyn, I'm so ashamed of myself! Barnabas offered to finance a private search party to look for Burke..." Carolyn interrupts, "Barnabas is generous to people he cares about. That's nothing to be ashamed about". Vicki says, "That's not what I was talking about," and recounts what happened when Barnabas touched her. Carolyn asks, "Why?" Vicki replies, "That's just it! I don't know! There was something about his touch. His hand was so cold and clammy. It was like the hand of a dead man! I don't know what's gotten into me. I used to be so comfortable around Barnabas. I felt so uncomfortable tonight. More than uncomfortable. I was frightened! I don't understand it, Carolyn, I don't understand it at all!"

Barnabas is at the old house with Julia. Barnabas asks, "Why did she recoil from me, why?" Julia suggests, "Perhaps she senses your interest in her and isn't ready to accept it". Barnabas angrily rejects this theory, "Nonsense!" Carolyn comes in and starts to say, "Barnabas, I...", but then stops when she sees Julia and says, "You're not alone". Barnabas sternly remarks "I was just saying Good Night to Dr. Hoffman. Good Night, Doctor". Julia leaves. Carolyn tells Barnabas, "Vicki told me what happened. She said she was afraid of you". Barnabas asks, "Why?" Carolyn replies, "She didn't know herself. She just said she was afraid of you. Know what I think? I think Julia Hoffman is responsible for it." Barnabas asks, "Why do you say that?" Carolyn tells him about the walk Vicki doesn't remember. Barnabas asks, "Why didn't you follow them?" Carolyn replies, "At the time, I had no reason to be suspicious, but now, I suspect Julia's up to something". Barnabas orders her, "Watch her carefully". Carolyn promises, "I will". Barnabas angrily remarks, "If Dr. Hoffman has done anything to impede my relationship with Vicki, she has just signed her own death certificate!"

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Episode 354
(COL 4/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: October 25, 1967
Air Date: November 2, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 144
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
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A cluster of pale stars shine over Collinwood like cold, unblinking eyes in the darkness watching the Earth below. At Collinwood, there is one girl who is trusted implicitly by all of us. But unknown to us she has fallen prey to the supernatural. She watches and waits, and everything she learns becomes the knowledge of one who, at any moment, is prepared to wreak destruction.

Julia walks into the drawing room. A few seconds later, Carolyn comes walking in too. Julia, irritated, asks, "Carolyn, is it really necessary for you to follow me around?" Carolyn asks, "I that what I'm doing?" Julia says, "You came into the dining room when I was having breakfast. When I was on my walk, I saw you in the distance, you came into the study while I was in there, and now". Carolyn claims that it's just a coincidence and asks, "Should I restrict myself to parts of the house?" Julia replies, "No, but I will. I'll be in my room for the rest of the night if you want to know where I am". Julia leaves. Roger and Elizabeth come into the drawing room. Elizabeth asks, "Roger, then it's definitely decided?" Roger replies, "Yes". Carolyn asks, "What's decided?" Roger explains, "We're sending David away." Elizabeth adds, "Just to Boston temporarily until we've decided what to do. We're having Vicki accompany him, though she doesn't seem happy about it. She wants to stay here in case there's any word about Burke. But she agreed to go for David's sake". Carolyn agrees that it would be good to send David away for awhile. Elizabeth is surprised, "But you said you thought David wasn't imagining those things". Carolyn replies, "I've changed my mind". Roger suggests, "I have a splendid idea. Why doesn't Carolyn go with David and Vicki?" Elizabeth turns to Carolyn and says, "It might do you well to get away from Collinwood for awhile", but Carolyn replies, "No, I don't want to go". Elizabeth asks, "Why?" Carolyn replies, "I don't want to go, that's all. I can't go". Roger asks, "Can't go?" Carolyn explains, "I mean, I'd rather not. I think I'll go find Vicki" and leaves. Roger remarks, "That's very unlike Carolyn. She usually jumps at the chance to go to Boston. She's been acting very unlike herself lately. The other day, I was looking out the window and saw her on the terrace staring at the sunset, a strange, vacant look in her eyes..."

Vicki is in the drawing room arranging some yellow flowers. Julia comes in and remarks, "What lovely flowers". Vicki explains, "They're a present for Barnabas". Julia asks, "Any special occasion?" Vicki replies, "No special occasion, I just wanted to apologize to him". Julia asks, "For what?" Vicki explains about how she gasped and recoiled from Barnabas' touch". Julia asks, "Why did you do that?" Vicki replies, "That's just it. I don't know. I had no reason to be frightened of him. Barnabas has always been a good friend to me. He's kind, and generous and I feel very close to him...." Carolyn comes into the room and tells Vicki, "I'm going into town. I've got a lot of shopping to do. I'm going to be away for a few hours. Could you tell mother?" Vicki agrees to do so, and Carolyn walks out into the foyer and exits through the front doors. Julia goes and closes the drawing room doors. Seconds later, the front doors open and Carolyn quietly comes back in. She walks up to the drawing room doors and listens through them.

Inside the drawing room, Julia says to Vicki, "By the way, we never made any decisions about the crystals." She takes the chandelier crystals out again and remarks, "The way you can tell fine crystal by the reflection of light. See the lights?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Julia asks, "See the colors?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Julia continues, "All the colors of the spectrum. Can you find the center, the exact center...". Soon, Julia has Vicki hypnotized again. She tells her, "You will be going on a journey to a place you have never been, and as before, you won't remember being there and won't remember what you saw there. Come with me." Julia opens the drawing room doors and takes Vicki into the foyer. She leads her to the front doors and they leave. Seconds later, Carolyn comes out of the door under the stairs and goes out the front doors too.

Julia takes Vicki to a storage room in the cellar of the old house. The small room has a coffin in it. She asks, "Do you know where you are?" Vicki replies, "Yes, in the old house". Julia asks, "Do you know why you're here?" Vicki replies, "Because you have something to show me here". Julia says, "Yes. This room contains something intended for you." Vicki asks, "For me?" Julia tells her, "Look around the room. Tell me what you see". Vicki says, "I don't want to!", but Julia points to a coffin and asks, "What's this?". Vicki says, "I don't want to look at it", but Julia continues, "You know what it is. What is it?" Vicki replies, "A coffin". Julia asks, "And you know who the coffin is intended for? You! Someone intends it for you! You know who it is?" Vicki stutters, "I...I..." Julia prompts her, "You know who it is. Go on. You saw him here before. You saw him lying in his own coffin". Vicki answers, "Barnabas. Barnabas Collins". Julia asks, "And why was he in his coffin?" Vicki replies, "Because he's dead". Julia tells her, "That's why he wants you to die. He wants you to be his bride". Vicki exclaims, "I don't want to be his bride!" Julia tells her, "There is only one way for you to prevent this. You must resist him. You will be frightened of him. You will recoil from his touch. You will want to be as far away from him as possible. This is the end of the journey. We must go back". She takes Vicki out of the room and they leave. From around a corner, Carolyn spies on them...

Julia and Vicki return to the drawing room of Collinwood. Julia tells Vicki, "You will not consciously remember what you have seen, but you will subconsciously remember..." She then snaps her out of the trance and resumes talking about the crystals. Vicki says, "I think we should ask....Barnabas about them." Once again, she has trouble saying the name "Barnabas". Julia asks, "When are you planning to go to the old house?" Vicki asks, "The old house?" Julia reminds her, "You said you were going to give him these flowers". Vicki gets very uncomfortable and says, "I don't think I can go. I have to pack for my trip to Boston. Julia, could you do me a favor? Could you take these flowers to Barnabas and tell him I said goodbye?" Elizabeth comes into the room and tells Vicki, "It's all arranged. You'll be going on the 7:10 bus from Bangor. Roger will drive you to the station. Thanks, Vicki. I know you really don't want to go". Vicki says, "You know, I do want to go. I think I need the change of scenery as much as David". Elizabeth, puzzled, reminds her, "You weren't happy about going this morning". Vicki explains, "I've changed my mind"

At the old house, Barnabas growls, "So, Hoffman brought her here!" Carolyn says, "Yes, after she hypnotized her". Barnabas asks, "And what did she show to her?" Carolyn tells him, "She showed Vicki the coffin and told her it was intended for her. She told her everything, she told her you intend to make her your bride". Barnabas remarks, "So, Julia has tried to betray me. I never knew she could be so foolish". Carolyn tells him, "This isn't the first time. She brought her once before and showed you lying in your coffin". Barnabas exclaims, "So that's why she's afraid of me! It's all due to Hoffman!" Carolyn asks, "What are you planning to do?" Barnabas replies, "I haven't decided yet. First, I must find a way to repair what Hoffman has done, then I will punish her". Carolyn asks, "Will you kill her?" Barnabas replies, "Perhaps.... Or perhaps a worse fate, much worse...

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Episode 355
(COL 4/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: October 30, 1967
Air Date: November 3, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 145
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson

We will go through another night at the Great House of Collinwood unaware that there are those among us who are playing a most dangerous game. A game that will eventually end with someone's death.

Barnabas just stands there. Carolyn asks, "How long are you going to stand there?" Barnabas replies, "Patience, dear Carolyn, I'm thinking". Carolyn asks, "About what?" Barnabas replies, "About everything you told me. I find it astonishing that Dr. Hoffman could think she could get away with betraying me." Carolyn remarks, "I don't think she's betraying you. I think she's just trying to undermine your plans for Vicki". Barnabas asks, "Why?" Carolyn replies, "Jealousy". Barnabas angrily says, "I warned her about that before! I can't allow her to stand in the way of me and Vicki. Dr. Hoffman will have to be disposed of. Permanently!" Carolyn asks, "What are you going to do?" Barnabas asks, "What do you think?" Carolyn exclaims, "You can't kill her!" Barnabas asks, "Why can't I?" Carolyn replies, "Because it's wrong!" Barnabas says, "If she lives, she will obstruct my plans. I have no other choice". Carolyn asks, "Can't you talk to her? She might listen to you". Barnabas replies, "You don't know Hoffman. No, my dear, I must dispose of Hoffman, and I want your help". Carolyn refuses, "I'll help you with anything else, but I can't do this!" Barnabas tells her, "I'm not asking you to destroy Hoffman. I will do that myself". Carolyn asks, "Then what do you want me to do?" Barnabas replies, "There's a little mission that must be accomplished first. Her notes must be destroyed. They tell everything about me. Those notes must be destroyed as soon as possible. Preferably tonight". Carolyn protests, "But I don't even know where they are". Barnabas tells her, "I do. They're in a safety box on top of the armoire in her room". Carolyn asks, "How am I going to get it?" Barnabas replies, "Simply go into her room and get it". Carolyn protests, "But she's in the house tonight and said she wasn't planning to go anywhere". Barnabas says, "Then you must think of a way to get her to leave. Go to Collinwood now and when you get the notes, bring them to me. Carolyn, don't make the mistake of feeling sorry for Dr. Hoffman. You'd become an obstruction to me". Carolyn says, "Why should I feel sorry for Dr. Hoffman? I don't like her. My only loyalty is to you". Barnabas says, "Good. I'll be waiting for you".

Carolyn returns to Collinwood. Mrs. Johnson, in the foyer, sees her and says, "Carolyn! Dinner was 2 hours ago! Where have you been?" Carolyn replies, "Out walking" Mrs. Johnson grumbles, "It's becoming a habit. You don't want to make a habit of missing meals. It's not good for you. You look pale. Your mother remarked on it. Are you coming down with something?" Carolyn insists she's all right and asks, "Do you know where Miss Hoffman is?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "She went up to her room". Carolyn asks, "Is she still in there?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I suppose so. She said she had a lot of work to do". Carolyn thanks her and Mrs. Johnson leaves.

There's a knock at the door. Carolyn answers. It's Maggie Evans. Carolyn asks, "Hello, Maggie, what are you doing here?" Maggie replies, "I came to see Vicki Winters. I've been away visiting friends in New Hampshire. I just got back. My father told me the news about Burke. Is there any hope he's still alive?" Carolyn replies, "Vicki thinks so, but I think there's little chance. She's in Boston right now". Maggie asks, "Has Burke been officially listed dead?" Carolyn replies, "No, but I think she should be practical, that's all". Maggie is shocked at Carolyn's attitude and says, "Carolyn, that's not like you. Has anything happened? Are you ill or anything?" Carolyn replies, "No". Maggie remarks, "You just don't seem like yourself, and the way you keep touching that scarf reminds me of...something". Dogs start to howl. Maggie remarks, "Funny, when I came up here, I felt fine, but now I'm feeling frightened." Carolyn says, "I see no reason for you to be frightened". Maggie replies, "I guess not. Tell Vicki I came when she comes back from Boston" and leaves.

Carolyn closes the doors. When she turns around, she finds Julia has come into the foyer. Julia asks, "Carolyn, who was at the door just right now?" Carolyn replies, "Maggie Evans." Julia asks, "What did she want?" Carolyn replies, "She wanted to see Vicki. I thought you were going to spend the evening in your room". Julia asks, "Where did you learn that?" Carolyn replies, "Mrs. Johnson". Julia explains, "Well, I was in there working". Dogs howl. Julia remarks, "That means Barnabas is planning to do something". Carolyn says, "Or perhaps he's trying to tell you something. He wants you at the old house immediately". Julia asks, "How do you know?" Carolyn replies, "He told me". Julia says, "I'd better go now". Carolyn agrees, "Yes, he doesn't like to be kept waiting". Julia puts her coat on and leaves.

Carolyn goes into Julia's room. She takes a chair, climbs on it, but finds she's still too short to reach the top of the armoire. She steps on the bed and finds she can, but finds nothing on top of the armoire. She thinks, "It's not there! It must be here somewhere! I've got to hurry! I've got to find it!"

Julia goes to the old house. Barnabas says, "Well, Doctor, what a pleasant surprise". Julia tells him, "I got here as soon as I could. I came as soon as I got your message". Barnabas asks, "Message?" Julia replies, "Carolyn said you wanted to see me. She made it sound urgent". Barnabas quickly says, "Oh, yes. Of course". Julia asks, "Barnabas, what's the matter?" Barnabas replies, "Nothing, nothing at all". Julia thinks to herself, "He really was surprised to see me. He didn't send any message. Carolyn lied. She wanted to get me out of the house. What are they planning?" She tells Barnabas, "I'm in the middle of some very important research. If it's not that important, I'd like to get back to it. Goodnight, Barnabas". Barnabas stops her and says, "Julia, please don't go. It is very urgent." Julia notes, "When I came, you called me Dr. Hoffman. Now you call me Julia. Very interesting". Barnabas continues, "I don't know how to say this. It's not easy to admit when one's wrong. I've decided to resume the treatments according to your schedule". Julia says, "All right. We'll start tomorrow night". Barnabas says, "I was hoping we could start tonight", but Julia tells him, "No, it's too late. The injection takes some time to prepare". Barnabas says, "Then we could discuss it". Julia says firmly, "Barnabas, I am going back to Collinwood immediately." Barnabas says, "I'm afraid you can't do that". Julia tells him, "I'm afraid you have no choice. Your little helper isn't going to find what she's looking for, but if anything happens to me, someone else will. Now, let me go". Barnabas, looking defeated, says, "Very well, you may go". Julia leaves. Barnabas has a very worried look on her face.

Carolyn is searching through the dresser drawers in Julia's room but finds nothing. She then goes to the desk and goes through the drawers there. She finds the box in one of the desk drawers and take it out, putting it on the desk. She takes a letter opener and pries the box open, but is shocked to find that it is empty. She exclaims, "Empty!" and puts the box back. As she turns to leave, Julia opens the door and catches her in there. Julia asks, "Carolyn, what are you doing in here?" Carolyn replies, "Nothing". Julia says, "You were looking for something". Carolyn replies, "As a matter of fact, I was. I have a headache, and we've run out of aspirin. Since you're a doctor, I thought you might have some in your room". Julia reminds her, "No. All my medical supplies are at the Old House. You know that. You were looking for something else." Carolyn insists, "I just told you what I was looking for", but Julia doesn't believe her and says, "You'd better think of a more plausible story". Carolyn asks, "Or what?" Julia replies, "Or I'll tell your mother I found you snooping around in my room". Carolyn retorts, "And if you do, I'll tell her who you really are". Julia angrily shouts, "Get out!" Carolyn leaves. Julia checks the box and finds that it's been opened. She takes the notebook from her pocket and thinks, "She was lying! She was after the notebook to give to Barnabas, which can mean only one thing. Barnabas is planning to kill me!"

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Episode 356
(COL 4/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: November 2, 1967
Air Date: November 6, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 146
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard

A cover of darkness has fallen over the Great House at Collinwood. But it cannot conceal the fear one person feels at this moment. For she has discovered that her life is in grave danger.

Julia is standing in the foyer, holding her red notebook, a look of fear in her eyes. She looks at the portrait of Barnabas and thinks to herself, "He planning to kill me. That's why he sent Carolyn after the note book. But as long as he doesn't have it, he can't kill me. He can't afford to have anyone else read what's in it. I can't leave it in my room. I have to put is somewhere else until I can take it into town and put it in a bank vault tomorrow. Where is the last place Carolyn would look for it?" She looks around the drawing room. Not finding anyplace suitable, she exits the room. Outside in the foyer, the clock strikes the quarter hour. She glances at the clock and gets an idea. She opens the front panel of the clock, puts the book inside and closes it, thinking to herself, "It will be safe until tomorrow". The clock reads 7:45.

At the old house, Barnabas asks Carolyn, "What happened?" Carolyn replies, "I'm sorry, I don't have the notebook. I searched her room from top to bottom, and it wasn't in there. I found the strongbox, but it was empty". Barnabas remarks, "I don't understand. She wouldn't have had any reason to put it anywhere else". Carolyn tells him, "She does now. She caught me in her room". Barnabas asks, "What happened?" Carolyn replies, "I told her I was looking for some aspirin". Barnabas remarks, "I'm sure she didn't believe that story". Carolyn agrees, "Neither do I. Barnabas, what do you think she'll do?" Barnabas replies, "Hoffman's no fool. If she believes her life's in danger, she'll hide the notebook somewhere else, somewhere we can't find it. But she won't be able to do anything till morning. Till then, the book will be at Collinwood. Go back to Collinwood and watch her every move". Carolyn again asks, "Will it really be necessary to kill her?" They again argue about this.

The grandfather clock in the foyer reads 8:10. Julia paces around the foyer and drawing room, looking very nervous. Elizabeth comes into the room and says, "We haven't discussed your work for awhile. How's it going?" Julia replies, "I'm almost finished. I'm going to leave in about a week". Carolyn, who's just walked in, says, "Sorry to see you go. What brought this decision on?" Elizabeth explains, "She's finished her work". Carolyn remarks, "Oh, I thought she didn't like our hospitality". Elizabeth, shocked at Carolyn's rudeness, exclaims, "Carolyn!" Julia says, "The hospitality here's been wonderful". Carolyn asks, "And the hospitality at the old house? You haven't been down here as much lately". Julia says, "As a matter of fact, I'm going down there right now. I have something to discuss with Barnabas". She leaves. Elizabeth scolds Carolyn for being so rude to Julia. Carolyn replies, "I can't help it if I don't like the woman". Elizabeth angrily tells her, "You are going to apologize to her. You are going to wait until she returns from seeing Barnabas and apologize to her!"

Julia goes to the old house. Barnabas greets her, "Hello, Julia. What a pleasant surprise. I didn't expect to see you here again tonight". Julia coldly replies, "Let's dispense with the pleasantries. You feel you have no more use for me and plan to dispose of me. Am I correct?" Barnabas tells her, "Go on". Julia continues, "You can't kill me as long as you don't have my notes. You can't kill me. I've put them in a safe place in Collinsport". Barnabas remarks, "We appear to have a stalemate". Julia asks, "Why must we try to destroy each other?" Barnabas tells her he's found out about her hypnotizing Vicki, that Carolyn's found out and told him. Julia says, "You know why? Because perusing Vicki is a mistake! She's in love with someone else!" Barnabas complains, "I trusted you and you betrayed me. Nothing can change the way I feel about you now". Julia asks, "Nothing can change your mind about this?" Barnabas replies, "No. You are right about one thing. You're safe as long as you have the notes. But sooner or later, I will get them, and you will die!"

Elizabeth and Carolyn continue to wait for Julia in the drawing room, Carolyn pacing around, Elizabeth sitting in a chair reading a book. Carolyn complains, "Mother, this is ridiculous! It might be hours before she comes back. Couldn't I wait in my room?" Elizabeth replies, "If you want". Outside, dogs howl. Carolyn says, "Never mind. She'll be here in a moment". Elizabeth asks, "How do you know?" Carolyn replies, "I just know". Elizabeth asks, "Is something wrong with you?" Carolyn replies, "No, I've just been moody lately". Julia comes in thought the front doors. Elizabeth calls to her, "Miss Hoffman. Could you come in here for a moment? Carolyn has something to say to you". Julia comes into the drawing room. Carolyn apologizes to her, "I was very rude this earlier this evening. If I said anything that offended you, I apologize". Julia accepts her apology. Elizabeth thanks Julia for accepting the apology and leaves to go to her room. Carolyn tells Julia she'd like to talk to her and closes the drawing room doors. They argue about what's been happening. Finally, Carolyn demands, "Give me that notebook and leave Collinsport!" Julia refuses and says, "I should tell your mother what's happened to you!" She opens the doors and goes out into the foyer. Carolyn follows her out and, knowing Julia can't really do what she threatened, replies, "Go ahead!". She looks at the clock and adds, "Why don't you go tell her right now? It's 9:00. My mother's usually in her room reading now". Suddenly, she notices something strange and exclaims, "It's not striking! The clock is running, but it didn't strike the hour!"

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Episode 357
(COL 4/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: November 3, 1967
Air Date: November 7, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 147
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson

Note: This is the first episode written by Sam Hall, Grayson Hall's Husband.

The sounds of thunder shake the great walls of Collinwood, and echo across the land. But inside there is a moment's peace as in the eye of the hurricane. But soon to be broken, for Collinwood is a house with many secrets demanding to be known. And the secrets tie enemies together, as well as tear friends apart. While the ancient clock ticks on, knowing that time has its secrets too.

Carolyn reaches out to open the panel of the clock. Julia stops her momentarily, trying to change the subject, "Carolyn, ever since I found out about Barnabas, I've wanted to tell someone else knew something about him." Carolyn states "Dr. Woodard is dead." Julia continues "Yes but... he wouldn't help us. You could." Suddenly, there's a knock at the door. Carolyn goes to answer it. Julia leans toward the clock, looking relieved but frightened. It is a dark haired man of about 35 years of age. "Mr. Collins. Mr. Roger Collins". Carolyn replies, "I don't know if he's in" The man replies "HE is." Carolyn says "Well... I'll get him. Wont you come in?" The man enters the foyer taking off him coat. Carolyn says "I suspect he's gonna want to know your name..." He answers "Peterson. Anthony Peterson". Carolyn goes upstairs to get Roger. Julia gestures into the drawing room and tells Peterson, "I think you'll be more comfortable in there", gesturing towards the drawing room. Peterson goes into the drawing room. Julia goes to the clock and reaches out to open the panel, but just as she gets her hand on the panel, she is startled by a voice saying, "Fascinating piece. Isn't it, Miss Hoffman." She turns around and sees that Roger has just come down the stairs. Roger continues, "The original Barnabas had it made for Josette". Julia recoils from the clock and laughs out of embarrassment. Roger remarks "Do you find that amusing?" Julia explains "I'm sorry... No, my nerves, the storm, and just now the clock just didn't strike. Must be something wrong with it." Roger replies "Oh dear, I hope not. Old Pruet used to take care of it. He's dead now, of course. Whoever bought his shop knows more about cheap jewelry than fixing fine clocks. It's the sign of the times, I'm afraid." He then says to Julia "Carolyn said there was someone here to see me." Peterson enters the foyer and says "Anthony Peterson, Mr. Collins." Roger looking a bit puzzled says "Well I don't think I know you." Peterson responds "Then you don't look at you telephone messages or read your mail." Roger hastily replies "I like my surprises in books, not life." He then inquires "Young man, who are you? Why are you here?"  Peterson answers "I represent Jim Newley, a worker of yours at the cannery. I've called your office every day for the past week, and you haven't bothered to return any of my calls". Roger tells him, "Let's go into the drawing room. There's no need to bore Miss Hoffman with all this. I'll give you five minutes". Roger and Peterson go into the drawing room. Inside, behind closed doors, they argue about an accident at the plant involving the aforementioned Mr. Newley. Roger insists, "It was just an accident", but Peterson counters, "No. It was caused by the outdated, unsafe equipment you use". They get into a heated argument. Roger shouts, "You're an insolent young man!" Peterson retorts, "Growing up in your town made me that way!"

Meanwhile, outside in the foyer, Julia opens the panel of the clock and takes her notebook out. She begins to go upstairs back to her room but is startled to see Carolyn standing there. "Making more notes, Miss Hoffman?" Carolyn begins chasing Julia demanding "Give me that notebook!" Julia replies, "No!" They are interrupted by Roger and Peterson coming out of the drawing room. As Peterson is about to exit, Julia shouts "Wait!" He stops and turns. Julia tries to cover her motives. "Your coat..." She goes to give him his coat but Carolyn snatches it from Julia and hands it to Peterson. The sound of howling dogs cry outside. A frightened Julia, stares at a sinister Carolyn. Julia gingerly asks but stammers "Are.. are you going into town?" Peterson replies "Well, yes." Holding the book in front of her, Julia ask "Would you mind taking me with you?" Carolyn butts in "There's no need for that." Julia lies "My car's not..." Carolyn demands "I can drive you into town, Julia." Julia stammers to Carolyn "It's not necessary..." she turns to Peterson and continues "If you don't mind. Is... is... is it alright?" He simply replies "Sure." Carolyn states to Julia "You can't impose on a stranger." Julia says "It's settled... Carolyn." Julia, with her book leaves Collinwood with Peterson.

The clock strike 9:15 (a delayed strike because of the misfire caused by the journal). Carolyn is standing in the foyer looking defeated. Roger comes out of the drawing room and says "Well. Julia says it wasn't working." Carolyn remarks "It wasn't." "Well clocks don't usually fix themselves." Carolyn replies "This one did..." She then puts on an innocent smile. "Uncle Roger. Who is Mr. Peterson?" Roger answers "A most unpleasant young man. So angry. I always thought the young generation was into love. He certainly didn't get that message." Carolyn begins to inquire "What does he do for a living?" Roger answers "Oh, he's a lawyer. Nobody you need to consult. Why are you so interested?" Carolyn answers "No particular reason." Roger replies "I hope not." Carolyn continues to inquire "Is his office in town?" "If he has an office. I wouldn't be surprised if he operated out of his briefcase and car." Carolyn continues "Didn't your great, great grandfather arrive here with nothing more than a bible and 18 dollars?" "No it was not. He arrived with manners if he was any great, great grandfather of mine." He tugs on her arm and suggest "C'mon. I'll play you a game of chess." Carolyn recoils "I... I... I can't." Roger persuades "I'll let you win." Carolyn all of the sudden says she has to drive into town and she turns and grabs her coat. Says she has to runs some errands for Barnabas. Roger wonder "I certainly envy the way he gets everyone to do everything for him. I wish I knew his secret." Carolyn fearfully replies "Well you don't!" she pauses and says "He just needs more help than anyone." Roger, puzzled, looks a Carolyn. "Kitten.. Is everything alright?" Carolyn reassures Roger "Of course, silly. I'm just on a track of getting something special for him. You know how us Stoddards are. We simply have to get what we want." She leaves.

At Peterson's office, Julia's pacing back and forth while Peterson is sitting at his desk smoking a cigarette. The sound of dogs begin to howl, Julia wears a worried face. "Did you hear that?" Peterson replies "What.." "The... dog howling. Did you hear it?" Peterson answers "Why, yes." a look of temporary relief shows on Julia's face. "I.. I was beginning to think I was the only one that heard it." She lets out a breath, relaxes her neck and says "Now. Where do we start?" Peterson answers "Well I see one logical place. Why do you think you're the only one who hears dogs?" Julia responds "Ha... That's not funny." She pauses and says "I... I can't trust you." Peterson responds "You started to trust me when you got into my car." Julia starts to ask questions. "You hate the Collins'. Why?" He responds "I'm an outside fella." Julia digs "That's not an answer." Peterson explains "I grew up without money, had to think about every dime. What was the last dime Roger Collins thought about? I bet it was an original pressing of a first edition of the Denver mint. I want what they've got." Julia informs Peterson "You wouldn't if you knew." Dogs start howling again. Peterson ask "In what?" Julia repeats "What they have got..." "I'll take my chances." Peterson gets up out of his chair and says "It'll be a great test. Find out how much sense I got. Do I turn into them, or do I stay myself? You never had money, Miss Hoffman. You don't know how it will hit the blood." Hearing the word "blood", Julia becomes alarmed and whispers "Stop it!... Stop it!" she turns her head away "I'm sorry..." Puzzled, Peterson asks "You aren't too, eh, stable. Are you?" Julia responds "Got a nice way of putting it. Thank you.... No... Not anymore." He ask "Why not?" Julia tries to keep her mouth shut. He continues "Don't you ever answer, or is that one of the rules of the game you're playing?" Julia snaps back "It's not a game." He replies "It seems like one." "It is NOT a game at all unless death's a game." Julia spots the safe in his office. "That's a safe. Isn't it?" He answers "Yes." She pulls the journal out of her pocket. "One man wants this very much." Peterson asks "Who?" Julia demands "No questions." He asks "What's in it?" She again demands "You heard me." Peterson sees that she want to keep the book in his safe and declines. She begins to plead with him. "He'll kill me if he gets this tonight. And he'll get it if you don't put it in your safe. If I walk out of here with this, he will kill me." Peterson, not knowing who she means think it is Roger. "Roger Collins wants it that badly?" Julia laughs in soft hysteria "He he he he Ro-ger ho ho ho ho ha ha ha Roger.... nooooo..." Her laugh changes to a sad hysteria "I wish it were Roger...." Peterson shouts "MISS HOFFMAN!" She calms a bit "I'm sorry but I can't go to the police." Peterson asks "Why not if you're in danger?" She answers "I'm not... if THIS is somewhere where he can't get it. Please?" Peterson agrees to put the book in his safe. Julia locks the book and gives it to him, asking him, "If I should die, will you promise to take it to the police?" Peterson promises, "Yes". Julia tells him gratefully, "Thank you. I feel almost safe now."

Peterson is now alone at his office opening the safe. As he walks over to his desk to get the journal, he is interrupted by Carolyn who suddenly just decided to pop in. She immediately spots the book in his hands. "Your door was unlocked. I'm Carolyn Stoddard. You know that, of course." He says "Of course." and tosses the book on his desk. "I came to apologize. Someone should." He replies "You're right. Now I suggest the entire Collins family should take out an ad in the news paper. Every morning... 'WE APOLOGIZE!' And then all of your signatures one by one." Carolyn takes a seat on his desktop conveniently right next to Julia's journal. "I'm not like the rest of us." He replies "Just born lucky, I guess." She then goes on about apologizing for Roger making a scene. Peterson claims that she's wrong and admits to causing the scene himself. She begins to flirt with him all the while caressing the journal with her fingertips. She continue to flirt but he's just not buying it. He hints to her to move from his desktop "You know you're sitting on some important papers." He asks "You didn't want Julia Hoffman to drive into town with me. Didn't ya?" She replies "Well she isn't the best of company." He explains "She's suffering." Carolyn says "You could call it that." Peterson asks Carolyn "What would you call it?" She answers "Oh I don't know the technical name for it. She imagines people are against her. She's a very unhappy woman. She's... disappointed in love. But there's no point in naming names. I'm sure she did." Peterson replies "No she didn't." Carolyn surprised "Really?" Peterson says "I'm her lawyer. Not her confessor. Why don't you tell me the names?" "Why I'm sure she didn't want you to know them." Peterson takes the book from his desk and brings it to the safe. As he's about to put the journal in the safe, he is again interrupted by Carolyn. "Hey, you know what you can do?" He asks "No, what?" She suggests "Buy me a drink. Unless it's beneath you to walk into the Blue Whale with me." He responds "I have a late date. You have about ten minute, Miss Stoddard." He continues "And I'll tell you how we're gonna spend that time." Carolyn says "Tell me." He turns and snaps at her "No. You're going to tell ME!" She orders him "Let go!" No. Not until you tell me why you came here tonight. Not until you tell me the truth!"

 

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Episode 358
(COL 4/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: October 31, 1967
Air Date: November 8, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 148
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard

A light still burns in the Great House of Collinwood. A light, perhaps, to keep away the fears which destroy the peacefulness of those sleeping there. But all do not sleep. For some, night is as day. For evil keeps no set business hours, and plans devised before dawn can bring horror and death at dusk.

Barnabas is at the old house, reading a book. Carolyn comes through the front door. She exclaims, "Barnabas, I saw it! Hoffman's notebook! I saw it in her hand, I saw her take it from the clock!" Barnabas asks, "You took it from her, of course". Carolyn explains, "No, I couldn't. There was a lawyer there..." She explains what happened. Barnabas, furious, exclaims, "What?! You let this happen? You let this lawyer know about me? Who is this lawyer and where is his office?" Carolyn tells him, "His name is Tony Peterson. He's just started his practice. I'm sure he doesn't know about you. I'm positive. I went to his office just after Julia left and saw him with the book. It was securely locked. I lied to him about Julia. I told him she was mad, that she thought people were after her". Barnabas turns to leave. Carolyn asks, "Where are you going?" Barnabas replies, "To Peterson's office. Do you think a little black box can stop me?" Carolyn points out that it's almost dawn. Barnabas agrees that he doesn't have enough time and tells Carolyn, "Very well, you take care of it, then". Carolyn asks, "How? I can't break into a safe!" Barnabas asks, "Is Peterson young?" Carolyn replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "And attractive?" Carolyn replies, "Yes". Barnabas tells her, "Then it won't be hard for you to do what you must do. I've thought of an alternative solution to Hoffman." Carolyn asks, "What?" Barnabas replies, "You gave me the idea yourself. Make people think she's imagining things. Make her tell everyone is against her, living....and dead!" He takes out a box and opens. It contains a hypodermic needle and a drug bottle. He tells Carolyn, "Miss Hoffman will go mad when she sees these..."

Carolyn and Tony Peterson are sitting at a table in the Blue Whale. Peterson asks, "Why were you just at the courtroom just now, and why were you at my office last night? Don't you know it's dangerous to follow strange guys around?" Carolyn says, "You look at me and see only a sign saying 'Carolyn Collins Stoddard'. Try to look at me like any other girl. Say, you were riding on a bus, and turned around and saw me. What would your reaction be?" Peterson replies, "Wow!" Carolyn tells him, "I'm going to be with a cousin till 11 tonight. Call me then. We can meet afterwards".

The clock in the foyer of Collinwood reads 6:00. Carolyn comes down the stairs. Julia comes in through the front door. Carolyn asks, "Are you going to be home for dinner?" Julia replies, "Yes. I have to go upstairs and change". Carolyn remarks, "You really should have let me drive you last night. It's no use. Barnabas will get that notebook sooner or later." Julia says, "Excuse me". Carolyn calls after her, "Cocktails are in half an hour. Don't be late!".

Julia goes up to her room. She goes to the armoire, opens it and prepares to take out her dinner clothes, but suddenly notices something lying on a table. She goes to see what it is and is shocked to see it is a box with a syringe and an empty medicine bottle on top of it. The syringe and medicine bottle are exactly like those used to kill Dr. Woodard. She gasps, "NO! NO! It's not the same one! I burned it! I threw it into the fire myself!... It IS the same one! But who? Dave? No, Dave Woodard is dead. Why can't you think clearly? There must be an explanation, a logical one....But nothing is logical here. This has got to be a trick to frighten me. Barnabas! He took it from the fire. He kept it, and Carolyn put it here!!" She grabs the items and exits.

Carolyn is in the foyer talking on the phone to Tony Peterson. Peterson says, "Look, let me say what I what I want to. I'm not going to see you at 11. When I see you is when I ask you to. Will you have dinner with me tomorrow night?" Julia, who's just come down into the foyer, asks Carolyn to talk. Carolyn replies, "Not now, I'm talking on the phone". Julia snatches the receiver from her and hangs up, hard. Carolyn angrily shouts, "How dare you!" Julia replies, "How dare YOU!! You put this in my room!", holding up the syringe and bottle. Carolyn denies knowing anything about them, adding, "Doesn't a doctor always have such things in her room? Why does it bother you so much?" Julia moans, "Why can't you leave me alone? Isn't it enough that I remember?" Carolyn remarks, "You're starting to lose your grip, Julia. You haven't even changed for dinner. While you're living here with us, you must expect to live by our rules".

The sun sets. Carolyn goes to the old house. There, she finds Barnabas sitting at the desk, preoccupied with something. She asks, "Barnabas, what are you doing?" Barnabas replies, "A ritual, you might call it. An experiment of sorts". Carolyn tells him, "I had to tell you about Julia. She was so upset she didn't even come down for dinner". Barnabas remarks, "She's recovering from her shock, I suppose. She'll need to for what's going to happen tonight". Carolyn asks, "What?" Barnabas explains how an Indian from Barbados had taught him certain things before he, the Indian, had been arrested and sentenced to death for witchcraft. He adds that when the guards went to the Indians cell to get him on the day of his execution, the cell was empty. Carolyn says, "Barnabas, really! Nobody believes in magic!" Barnabas explains, "What the Indian gave me was the ability to plant a germ in someone's mind, and watch it spread". Barnabas stands up, holding a small bowl containing some kind of powder. He mutters some inaudible incantations, then lights the powder, which goes off with a flash. Suddenly, there is a whooshing sound, and Barnabas vanishes. Shocked, Carolyn exclaims, "Barnabas! Barnabas!"

Julia is sleeping restlessly, tossing and turning under the blankets. Suddenly, there is a loud whooshing sound in the room. Awakening, Julia calls out, "Who is it? Who's there?" A dark figure at the window asks, "Why did you kill me, Julia? We were friends, Julia." Julia exclaims, "I didn't kill you!" The figure replies, "You did, Julia". Julia says, "HE killed you", but the figure insists, "It was YOU". Julia moans, "NO! NO!" The figure continues, "I will never let you forget! Never! Never!" Julia faints. The shadowy figure vanishes, and a bat appears outside the window...

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Episode 359
(COL 4/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: November 1, 1967
Air Date: November 9, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 149
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard

Morning at Collinwood. A fog has blown in from the sea and it clings to the ground, and the trees make familiar shapes strange and frightening. From the window, everything looks unreal and in our lives a similar mist seems to have spread. And who can tell what is true, and what is not?

It is the next morning. Julia looks around the room nervously. She pulls a chair up to the window and steps up on it and starts to do something to the drapes. Mrs. Johnson comes in, carrying a mop and some other cleaning supplies with her. Seeing Julia, she apologizes, "Oh, excuse me. I thought you were out". Julia tells her, "It's all right. I need your help". Mrs. Johnson asks, "Is something wrong with the drapes?" Julia explains, "I'm trying to take them down". Mrs. Johnson asks, "Why?" Julia replies, "It's just that they make the room so dark". Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Most people prefer bedrooms dark. You sleep better that way", but Julia tells her, "I'd prefer it lighter". Mrs. Johnson tells her, "I'll have to ask Mrs. Stoddard first". Julia says, "That won't be necessary. I'm sure she'll say it's all right". Mrs. Johnson asks, "Then why can't I ask her?" Julia admits the real reason she wants the drapes taken down, "I saw someone strange behind these drapes last night! Now do you understand?" Mrs. Johnson tells her, "Miss Hoffman if you saw someone behind those drapes last night, it's best you tell Miss Stoddard and Mr. Collins". Julia admits, "I'm not certain I saw someone there. It might have been a nightmare". Noting that Julia is acting very strangely, Miss Johnson remarks, "You haven't been yourself since Dr. Woodard died. Such a fine man..." Julia moans, "Please, Mrs. Johnson! He stood there last night!" Mrs. Johnson, shocked, asks, "You thought you saw Dr. Woodard?" Julia replies, "He spoke to me so clearly! It was so real, it's hard to believe it was only a dream". Suddenly, Julia hears a male voice, Woodard's voice, saying, "You know better. You know it was no dream!" Julia gasps, "Did you hear that, Mrs. Johnson?" Mrs. Johnson, having heard nothing, says, "You're ill". The voice continues, "Why did you do it, Julia?" Julia shouts, "I won't listen to you!" and collapses onto a chair. Mrs. Johnson, sounding concerned, asks, "Miss Hoffman?" Julia screams, "Help me! Help me!"

Carolyn and Tony Peterson are outside on the garden terrace. Peterson remarks, "Not exactly what I had in mind to end the evening. I expect Roger Collins to come out at any moment and order me off his property". Carolyn apologizes, "Sorry, I just had the feeling I had to come home. I enjoyed our date very much. You had your opinion of me before you ever met me. Rich, spoiled, silly. Have I managed to dispel that image?" Peterson tells her, "Keep on trying, kid." They kiss. The sound of dogs howling fills the air. Hearing this, Carolyn suddenly stops and pulls away. Peterson, startled, asks, "What happened?" Carolyn asks, "Are you busy tomorrow? Could we have lunch..." Peterson asks, "Mind if we finish tonight first?" Carolyn continues, "I'll pick you up at your office. Now I'd like to talk about your favorite client, Julia Hoffman. See her lately?" Peterson replies, "No". Carolyn tells him, "She's been acting strangely lately. I'm worried about her." Peterson tells her, "I'm worried about you. We were standing there kissing, and you just stopped. What happened?" Carolyn replies, "I had a sudden headache". Peterson, frustrated with Carolyn's odd behavior, says, "You're starting to sound like Julia Hoffman the night she was at my office. It's not good for your health living here at Collinwood. By the way, I'm busy for lunch tomorrow" and leaves angrily.

Upstairs, Julia goes into her room. She looks very nervous. She thinks to herself, "You're a grown woman. Don't be afraid to go into your own room. You locked the door yourself. There are no ghosts in here. Believe that! What Mrs. Johnson must have thought! Why don't you leave, go back to life at Windcliff and forget Barnabas Collins?" She suddenly notices a white coat lying on the floor in front of the armoire. She picks it up and is shocked to find it is a doctor's lab coat with a red Bic pen in its pocket and bearing a label with the name "David Woodard" on it. A rat drops out of the smock and runs around the room, squeaking. Julia drops the smock back onto the floor and screams "Let me out! Let me out!" Miss Johnson comes into the room. Julia screams, "A rat! I saw a rat!" Mrs. Johnson says, "But we don't have any rats here". Julia insists, "There is! It was hiding beneath that coat!" Mrs. Johnson asks, "What coat?" Julia replies, "That white one lying on the floor near the armoire". She points at the spot where the coat was, but notices that nothing's there. Mrs. Johnson, puzzled, says, "There isn't any coat..." Carolyn comes into the room and asks, "Is there anything wrong?" Mrs. Johnson explains, "Miss Hoffman thought she saw a rat". Julia insists, "I did! I did!" Mrs. Johnson tells her, "There's some rat poison downstairs. I'd better put a few pellets here in case..." She pauses then says, "...the rat comes back". Julia says, "You meant to say in case I really did see a rat, didn't you?" Mrs. Johnson says, "I said what I meant to say" and leaves. Julia tells Carolyn, "Tell Barnabas to stop! I can fight back! Tell him I know his weaknesses as well as he knows mine. At this point, I'm not going to argue with him anymore. I'm going to DO something!"

Carolyn goes to the old house and tells Barnabas about Julia's threat. Barnabas asks, "Do you really think she's a threat to me?" Carolyn points out, "You're here alone all day with no one to guard you" There's a knock at the door. It's Julia. Barnabas tells Carolyn, "I'll handle her alone". Carolyn reluctantly leaves, going into the room to the left of the fireplace, listening through the door. Barnabas lets Julia in and says, says, "Miss Hoffman. I didn't expect you. What a pleasant surprise. Would you like some port?" Julia replies, "This is not a social visit. I'll come right to the point. Strange things have been happening to me, upsetting things..." Barnabas interrupts, "Stop! I have nothing to do with them". Julia tells him, "Don't lie. I knew you were capable of anything, I just underestimated your psychic powers. You've never frightened anyone as much as you've frightened me..." Barnabas interrupts, "What did frighten you? Let me guess. It was night, and a figure appeared in your room. Very dark and indistinct, but recognizable as Dr. Woodard". Julia exclaims, "Then you ARE responsible! You made it appear to frighten me!" Barnabas replies, "I did not". Julia asks, "Then how do you know about it?" Barnabas replies, "I saw it. I saw it myself. It this room, in the exact spot you're standing right now. It appeared and accused me of killing him. I think I'm developing a conscience, Julia. You've made a major change in me, Julia, but not in the way you expected, not physically. I've changed spiritually, Julia. I am no longer trying to recreate Josette. I realize that if she had wanted to see me, her spirit would've come to me by now." Julia says, "You're lying! You'd never give up looking for Josette! Dr. Woodard didn't come into this room. I don't believe a word of it!" Barnabas continues, "I owe you so many apologies. You offered me the best of yourself. Will you help me, Doctor?" Julia, softening, says, "I want to help you". Barnabas continues, "I care for you, Julia. I need you". Julia starts to say, "I came to this house to...", but Barnabas interrupts, "Never mind what you came to this house to do. Tomorrow night we will sort it all out". After Julia leaves, Carolyn comes out of hiding and complains, "Barnabas, that was very cruel of you! She's really in love with you. You could've thought of another way!" Barnabas says, "Carolyn, you're tired". Carolyn replies, "Yes I am..."

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Episode 360
(COL 4/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: November 6, 1967
Air Date: November 10, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 150
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson
Peter Murphy as Caretaker
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins

A cold, penetrating wind blows in from the sea, and the autumn landscape surrounding Collinwood is bleak and desolate. For one who has left Collinwood on a desperate mission, this promises to be a day of terror. And a night, in which an alarming discovery, will be made.

Julia goes to Peterson's office and asks to speak to him. Peterson, who's busily packing up some papers, replies, "Sorry, I don't have the time. I'm due in court in 10 minutes". Julia tells him, "You'll have to make the time. It's a matter of life and death! If you don't see me, someone could die!" Peterson asks, "Someone could die?" Julia replies, "It's possible". Peterson asks, "Who?" Julia replies, "I can't tell you that. Please see me, please!" Peterson says, "The judge'll murder me, but if it's that important, OK. What can I do for you?" Julia tells him, "I'd like to see my notebook, just to see that it's safe". Peterson asks, "Do you want to take it with you?" Julia replies, "No, I just want to see it". Peterson opens the safe and looks for the notebook, but can't find it. Julia asks, "Did YOU steal it?! " She accuses him of being part of the "conspiracy", of having given the book to "him". Peterson finally finds the notebook under some papers. He give it to her and angrily tells her, "Here, take it with you". Julia, seeing that the book is all right and hasn't been tampered with, apologizes to him and begs him to keep it for her. He agrees, saying "I wish you would tell me what kind of trouble you were in so I could help". Julia replies, "No one can help. Wait! There is one person! Sarah! Why didn't I think of that before? Sarah, she could protect me. I've got to find her!"

At the Evan's cottage, Joe is sitting on the couch. Maggie come out of the kitchen carrying a coffee cake, which she puts on the coffee table. Joe jokes, "Store-bought?" Maggie, feeling angered, replies, "No! Homemade!" There's a knock at the door. Maggie answers. It's Julia. Julia comes in and asks Maggie, "I've come to ask you to do me a favor. I'd like to borrow the doll Sarah gave you, the one she gave you to keep you safe". Maggie replies, "I wish I could. I don't have it anymore. I disappeared several weeks ago". Joe asks, "Why do you want Sarah's doll?" Julia replies, "I thought if I had it, she'd appear to me" Maggie asks, "Anything wrong? You look upset". Julia replies, "No". Maggie asks, "Anything I could do to help you?" Julia replies, "You could help me by telling me how to contact Sarah". Maggie tells her, "I don't know how. She just popped up. She said she had a feeling when I needed her". Julia says, "I need her now, desperately." Joe asks, "What's wrong?" Julia replies, "I can't tell you. Only Sarah could help me now". Maggie remarks, "She appeared to me in my bedroom several times." Joe adds, "And David said she appeared to him in the woods a lot". Julia says "I've thought of a better place! Her final resting place!" Joe asks, "Tell me something. Do you really believe Sarah's a ghost?" Julia replies, "Yes". Joe asks, "And you need the help of a ghost?" Julia replies, "Yes. I need it deeply" and leaves. Maggie remarks to Joe, "That was strange, wasn't it? I wonder why she was in such a rush to find Sarah?" Joe replies, "I don't know. Everything about that woman strikes me as strange". Maggie remarks, "She seems to have been crying. She seems to be all alone, and no one can help her".

Julia goes to Eagle Hill cemetery and prepares to go into the Collins Family mausoleum. She is confronted by the caretaker, who asks, "Who are you?" Julia replies, "I'm a friend of the Collins family and I came to pay my respects to their ancestors". The caretaker asks, "The ones who are buried in this mausoleum?" Julia replies, "Yes". The caretaker warns, "You mustn't go in there! This place is dangerous". Julia replies, "I'm not afraid and I'm not superstitious". The caretaker tells her, "You should be. Strange, violent things have happened here". Julia reiterates, "I'm not afraid. I'm looking for someone". The caretaker asks, "Here?" Julia replies, "Yes. A little girl plays here. She's 9 years old and has long brown hair. Have you seen her?" The caretaker replies, "No, but if you find her, tell her to stay away from here. It's not safe". Julia hears the sound of "London Bridge" being played on a flute and asks the caretaker, "Do you hear it?" The caretaker replies, "I don't hear anything". Julia calls out, "Sarah, you're somewhere near! Sarah? Sarah?" She again asks the caretaker, "Don't you hear the music?" The caretaker listens carefully and replies, "No, all I hear is the wind and the rustling of the leaves". Julia listens and tells him, "It's fading away now. It's gone. I heard it. Why didn't you?" The caretaker suggests, "Perhaps what you heard is a warning from the dead to stay away from this place. Go!" Julia refuses to leave, saying, "This is a public place. You can't make me go". The caretaker says, "But I can warn you. You're in danger, danger! Heed my advice! Go now, if you value your life!" He leaves. Julia opens the gate and goes into the Collins Family mausoleum.

Inside, she calls, "Sarah? Sarah, please appear to me. I need you. I must have your help. You're the only one who could help me. Please, please appear to me, please! Sarah!"

At the Evan's cottage, Joe asks Maggie, "You're trembling. How come?" Maggie replies, "I've had the creeps ever since Miss Hoffman came here." Joe tells her, "Maggie, don't let the strange behavior of a stranger you hardly know get to you". Maggie asks, "The troubles, could they be starting again? I thought they were over when Willie was arrested, but, now I don't know"

In the mausoleum, Julia continues to call, "Sarah, why don't you appear? You appeared to Maggie and David when they needed you. You're not going to appear. Perhaps you can't. Or won't. Suddenly, it's so cold in here. I'm afraid. Why am I afraid?" A voice calls out, "Hello". Julia turns, sees Sarah standing there and says, "Sarah!" Sarah asks, "Why did you want me to come?" Julia tells her, "I wanted to ask you something. Sarah, can I trust Barnabas? He says he won't hurt me, but I'm not sure. Can I trust him?" Sarah replies, "That's something you're going to have to find out yourself." Julia asks, "You can't tell me?" Sarah replies, "I won't". Julia asks, "Why?" Sarah replies, "I can't tell anyone anything about Barnabas". Julia asks, "If he tries to harm me, will you protect me like you did Maggie and David?" Sarah tells her, "I know who you are and what you did to Dr. Woodard". Julia exclaims, "No, it was Barnabas!" Sarah continues, "You shouldn't have done it. I liked Dr. Woodard". Julia insists, "He forced me to! I was forced!". Sarah says, "I have to go away now". Julia, desperate, again asks, "Will you protect me if he tries to hurt me?", but Sarah just says "I have to go" and vanishes. Julia calls, "Sarah? Sarah? Sarah?"

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Episode 361
(COL 4/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: November 7, 1967
Air Date: November 13, 1967 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 151
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins

Storm clouds have gathered in the night sky over Collinwood, and a monumental storm is beginning; a storm so violent that all the elements of nature will rage against one another. For one woman, this will be a night she'll never forget.

Julia continues to call out, "Sarah? Sarah?", but Sarah does not reappear. She goes to leave, but when she tries to open the gate, she finds it locked. She exclaims, "I can't be locked in here! I can't be! Help! Help! Help! Help! Somebody help me! Help me!", but no on hears. Suddenly, there's a ghostly crying sound. Julia calls out, "Who are you? Sarah? Is that you? Are you trying to frighten me? Please answer me!" The crying stops. Julia wonders, "What was it? Who was it? Maybe it was just the wind. Yes, that's it. Only the wind". Suddenly, the room is filled with the sound of ghostly laughter. Julia shouts, "Why are you doing this to me, why? It must be Sarah doing this to me. Why, Sarah, why? Why don't you answer me? I've got to find a way out of here! I've got to think!" She had brushes against the wall and she is surprised to feel a wet feeling. She looks at her hand and is shocked to see it covered with blood. She looks at the wall, sees that blood is leaking from Sarah's nameplate and screams, "Blood! Blood oozing from the walls! I've got to get out of here! I've got to get out of here! Let me out!" She fling herself onto the ground in frustration. She hears a squeaking sound and looks up to find the gate has opened by itself. She runs out.

Julia returns to Collinwood. She calls out, "Mrs. Stoddard?" Carolyn comes out of the door under the stairs and tells her, "She isn't here. She drove to Bangor". Julia asks, "And your uncle Roger?" Carolyn replies, "He's out too". Julia remarks, "Then it's only you, me and Mrs. Johnson here tonight". Carolyn corrects her, "No, it's only you and me. Tonight is Mrs. Johnson's night off. Soon it'll be just you alone. I have to go somewhere". Julia remarks, "I wish you wouldn't go. I don't want to be alone". Carolyn, bemused, asks, "Don't tell me you're afraid to be by yourself. What's wrong?" Julia looks at her hands and says, "There was blood on my hands! It's not there anymore!" Carolyn suggests, "Maybe the rain washed it
off". Julia begs, "Please don't go!", but Carolyn replies, "You won't be alone long. Uncle Roger is coming home soon". Julia asks, "You can't be persuaded to change your mind?" Carolyn replies, "No. Good night" and leaves. Julia looks at the grandfather clock. It reads 9:05. She thinks to herself, "I wish she hadn't gone. I'm afraid! I'm afraid! I've got to think of something else. I've got to find something else to concentrate on. A book... That's it! Play a hand of solitaire, and when I'm finished, Roger will be back!" She sits down at the desk and takes out a deck of cards. She is startled by an loud banging sound, then realizes, "It's just the shutters. Easy. Don't be afraid. It's only the shutters." Suddenly, she starts to feel a chilling cold and gasps, "It's so cold! Why is it suddenly so cold? Just like in the mausoleum! It's here! Whatever was in the mausoleum earlier is here in this room!" She looks around, but sees nothing, decides it must be her imagination and goes back to her cards. She deals out a hand of solitaire. Suddenly, there's another loud bang. Julia wonders, "What was that? It must have been the shutters again!" She goes to the window and secures the shutters, and returns to her game of solitaire. Suddenly, the front doors fly open by themselves. Hearing the sound of the front doors opening, Julia calls out, "Roger? Carolyn?" but receives no response. She goes to the front door and finds them open, but with no one around, concludes, "It must've been the wind", closes the doors, and returns to the drawing room to her game of solitaire. She thinks, "The cold, that awful, penetrating cold! Why doesn't it go away?" She goes to the fireplace to warm herself. Suddenly, the fire flares up strangely. She exclaims, "That was no accident! Someone or something caused that to happen, but who? Sarah? No, it couldn't be Sarah. She couldn't be that cruel. Barnabas! It could be Barnabas. Is he trying to drive me out of my mind? It couldn't be you, could it, Dave?" The piano starts to play "London Bridge" by itself. Julia slams the lid shut and it stops. She shouts, "Whoever you are, go away! Stop trying to frighten me, because I'm not afraid!" But she then sees a dark, shadowy figure standing in front of the window and screams, "NO!!! NO!!!!"

Julia, terrified, runs up to her room and locks the door. She confidently says, "Nothing, nothing can get in here, I'm safe!" She turns on the lamp and listens, "No sound at all, except for the storm. Maybe whatever it was went away and I am safe. Was it you I saw, Dave, was you returning from the grave to haunt me, Dave, was it?" The lights go off. Julia remarks, "It must be a power failure. I can't stay in here. I've got to leave the house and get some help!" She tries to open the door but can't. She screams, "NO! I can't be locked in here, I can't be! Help! Help! Help! Help! No one can hear me! No one's in the house but me and whatever's trying to destroy me!" She gets an idea. She goes to the phone and picks up the receiver, but finds that there is no dial tone. She puts the receiver back onto the cradle and tries to reassure herself, "Roger will be home soon. He's probably on his way now. Please let him be on his way, please! The lights. If I only had some light, I wouldn't be so afraid." She lights a candle and says, "There, that's better, that's much better." The candle blows out. Julia gasps, "The wind! Where did it come from? The windows are shut tight". She looks over at the window and is shocked to see a ghostly figure standing there. The figure is dressed in what looks like doctor's clothing, but it is covered, hiding the face. Julia screams, "Who are you? What are you doing here? Is it you, Dave? Please! Leave me alone!" The figure disappears. The phone rings. Julia answers. She hears a voice on the other end says, "Julia!" Julia asks, "Who...who is this?" The voice replies, "Julia, don't you recognize my voice?" Julia cries, "It can't be, it's Dave Woodard! It can't be! You're dead!" The voice replies, "Yes, and soon you'll be dead too. Do you hear me, Julia? Soon, you will die, soon, very, very soon, you will die!" Julia slams the receiver down. She sees that the doorknob is turning. Something is trying to get in. Terrified, Julia's vision starts to blur. She screams, "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Episode 362
(COL 4/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: November 8, 1967
Air Date: November 14, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 152
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Peter Turgeon as Dr. Dave Woodard

The skies over Collinwood are lit by lightening and the crash of thunder resounds through the great halls. But Collinwood is deserted, save for one terrified woman. She fears more than the storm; she fears a dead man who perhaps has returned from the grave to haunt her.

Julia cries, "Who's there?!" The door opens. It's Barnabas. He comes in and says, "Hello, Julia". Julia asks, "Barnabas, what are you doing here? How long have you been in this house?" Barnabas replies, "I just came. Carolyn told me you were in the house all alone and I was concerned about you. Why is it dark in here?" Julia explains, "The power went off", but Barnabas tells her, "But the lights are on downstairs". Barnabas goes over to the lamp, turns it on and remarks, "You probably forgot to turn it on. You're getting absentminded, Julia". Julia exclaims, "It won't work!" Barnabas asks, "What won't work?" Julia replies, "Your plan to drive me out of my mind". Barnabas asks, "You saw the ghost of Dr. Woodard again, didn't you?" Julia replies, "Yes, because you arranged for me to see it!" Barnabas denies this. Julia begs, "Barnabas, if you're doing these things, please stop! I'll do anything. I'll go back to Windcliff, but please, please, stop!" Barnabas once again denies he has anything to do with it and says, "Good night. Try to get some sleep" and leaves.

Barnabas exits Collinwood and runs into Carolyn outside the door. Carolyn asks, "How is she?" Barnabas replies, "Terrified and extremely confused, as I want her to be". Carolyn remarks, "I feel sorry for her. You're being very cruel to her". Barnabas says, "She's been very cruel to me. She tried to turn Vicki against me and must be punished. The eminent Dr. Hoffman will spend the rest of her life in an asylum for the insane". Carolyn asks, "How long do you think it'll be before she loses her mind?" Barnabas replies, "Soon, but first, I must have her notebook." Carolyn tells him, "You'll have it soon. I found out the combination to Tony Peterson's safe". She explains how, during a lunch date, she "broke" the clasp on a piece of jewelry, and told Peterson she was worried she might lose it and asked him to put it in his safe. He agreed to do so, and she had managed to see the combination when he was opening the safe. She tells Barnabas, "You can break into his office and get it tonight". Barnabas replies, "I won't get it. YOU will. I'm sure you can get his keys without him knowing it, get into his office, get the notebook, and put the keys back without him noticing. That way, there will be no trace of a break-in. The notebook will just seem to have disappeared. I want that notebook! Tonight!"

Carolyn and Peterson, after another date, enter Peterson's apartment. Peterson remarks, "You asked me to dinner, then asked to come up to my apartment. Usually, it's the man who asks both". Carolyn explains, "I wanted to have dinner with you, and I wanted to see your apartment. A man's apartment says a lot about him". Peterson jokes, "Mine shows that I don't have much money, and I don't empty the cigarette butts out of my ashtrays". Carolyn asks for a drink. While Peterson is in the kitchen, Carolyn goes into the pockets of Peterson's overcoat, which he had taken off and thrown on a sofa, and steals his keys. Peterson comes out of the kitchen with the drinks. Carolyn suddenly says, "I just remembered something. I promised my Uncle Roger I'd run an errand for him tonight, and I forget. I'm going to have to leave, but I'll be back". Peterson gets angry and says, "I don't know what kind of game you're playing!" Carolyn insists, "I'm not playing any games". Peterson asks, "Why don't I go with you?" Carolyn replies, "You can't. It's private". Peterson tells her, "I'll give you 1 hour. If you're not back before then, forget it".

Julia is in her room, pacing nervously. She hears the front door. She opens her door and shouts down, "Carolyn? Roger?" Roger comes up. Julia tells him, "Glad to see you're home". Roger replies, "Glad to be home. The back roads were all flooded. We have the worst weather here! Is something wrong?" Julia asks, "Why do you ask that?" Roger replies, "You look so pale". Julia tells him, "It's nothing". Roger asks, "Why did you call for Carolyn when you heard the door? She didn't go out during a storm like this? Isn't she home?" Julia replies, "No". Roger sadly says, "And I know where she probably is. She's probably at the Blue Whale with a young man I heartily disapprove of". Julia asks, "Who?" Roger tells Julia that Carolyn has been going out with Tony Peterson, that he once answered the door, found it was Peterson and thought he had come to see him, but found he had come to pick up Carolyn. He adds, "She's been out every night recently. I suppose she's with him". Julia suddenly tells Roger she has a bad headache and would like to rest. Roger leaves. Julia looks through the telephone directory for a number, then makes a phone call. She calls Tony Peterson at his apartment and asks, "Hello, are you alone?" Peterson replies, "Yes, why?" Julia tells him, "I've got to see you tonight". Peterson tells her, "You can't. I'm expecting someone. Can't we talk on the phone?" Julia replies, "No. I'll be at your door in 10 minutes". Peterson reiterates, "I just told you that's impossible!", but finds Julia's hung up.

Julia goes to Peterson's office. Peterson, irritated, asks, "You always barge in on people like this? I'll give you 10 minutes. I'm expecting someone". Julia tells him, "I know who. Carolyn Stoddard. I know why she's seeing you. She's not interested in you. She's just using you. She wants my notebook. She'd do anything to get that notebook. Anything. You can't trust Carolyn". Peterson remarks, "I'm not sure I can trust anyone in Collinsport. Including you". Julia asks, "Is my note book in a bank vault?" Peterson tells her, "I was arranging to put it in a bank vault in Bangor tomorrow morning". Julia, alarmed, asks, "You mean it's still in the safe in your office?!" Peterson replies, "No, I took it home with me. It's locked up safely". Julia asks, "Can I see it? I want to make sure it's safe". Peterson replies, "I'll get it" He goes through his overcoat pockets looking for his keys, but can't find them. He exclaims, "I'm sure I put them in my coat pocket, but now they're gone!"

Carolyn is in Peterson's office. She opens the safe, then starts rummaging inside. She looks all through the safe but finds that the book isn't in there and thinks, "It isn't in here! He must've put it somewhere else!" Suddenly, the main lights come on. She turns around and sees Tony Peterson standing there!

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Episode 363
(COL 4/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: November 9, 1967
Air Date: November 15, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 153
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins

Collinwood is dark and lonely this night, and there are those among us who live in fear within the walls of the Great House. For the nights there have become a time of deceit and intrigue. Nearby in a lawyer's office in the town of Collinsport, young Carolyn Stoddard will attempt to serve the force of evil that has been in our midst for so long.

Peterson tells Carolyn, "I guess I could've saved you a lot of trouble if I had told you I only kept the book there for one day, then moved it to a safer place". Carolyn tries to flee, but Peterson grabs her and says, "No, Miss Stoddard, you're not going anywhere! Not until you answer a few questions!" Carolyn begs, "There's a good reason for this! You've got to believe me!" Peterson asks, "I wouldn't believe any other thief I caught red handed. Why should I believe you?" Carolyn insists, "There is a reason, but I don't think I can tell you". Peterson says, "You can tell the police, then". Carolyn tells him, "If I told you, you'd know something about the Collins family I'd rather not want anyone to know". Peterson tells her, "You don't have to be afraid to tell me anything. I have my ethics as a lawyer. I
can assure you confidentiality". Carolyn tells him, "When my mother was first married, her husband treated her quite badly. In desperation, she turned to a young man who worked for the company. They became friends. More than friends." Peterson asks, "What happened to the young man?" Carolyn continues, "He left before I was born. For years, Mother thought that was the end of it. Then Julia Hoffman came. She came to us posing as a genealogist, but the only history she was interested in was recent history. Before she came to us, she had met a man who said he had had an affair was a prominent woman, that she had had his child, and that I was that child, and that he intended to come here and blackmail the woman." Peterson asks, "How does Julia fit into all this?" Carolyn explains, "The man died, but before he did, he gave his journal to Julia. He didn't live to blackmail my mother, but Julia did". Peterson asks, "Your family has plenty of money. Why don't you just pay her off?" Carolyn asks, "Have you ever heard of a blackmailer who was satisfied with one payment and didn't come back for more?" Peterson answers, "No". Carolyn tells him, "It hasn't been easy for me to tell you this. Take me to the police if you don't believe me. Take me home if you do". Peterson replies, "I'll take you home".

Peterson take Carolyn back to Collinwood. As they are talking in the foyer, Julia happens to come out of the door under the stairs. Carolyn goes up to bed. Julia remarks, "Pretty child, isn't she?" Peterson replies, "Yes. She's been through a lot, and so has her mother, but you know all about that, don't you?" Julia asks, "What do you mean?" Peterson replies, "I'm talking about blackmail. A major crime, and one I don't want to be involved in! I want you to take back your notebook as soon as possible!" Julia asks Peterson to go to the drawing room with her to talk. They go into the drawing room. Julia tells Peterson, "I can assure you what's in that notebook is not meant to blackmail anyone". Peterson replies, "I know what's in that book. You're blackmailing Elizabeth Stoddard with it. I want you to take that book back and leave me out of it! I'm not going to help you blackmail the Collins family!" Julia says, "I don't know what lie she told you, but I'm not blackmailing anyone!" Peterson tells her the story Carolyn told him. Julia tells him, "That's not true!" Peterson asks, "Why couldn't it be true?" Julia tells him, "What's in that book is more important than a mere scandal". Peterson asks, "Why would Carolyn make up a story that scandalizes the family name to get it?" Julia replies, "Because what's in it is so important! My life is at stake. I'll write a letter allowing you to read the book should anything happen to me. Would a blackmailer do that?" Peterson replies, "No" and agrees to keep the book for her.

Julia is in the drawing room, alone. David comes in and says "Hello". Julia, surprised to see him, remarks, "David, you're back". David tells her, "Yes, we came back half an hour ago. Didn't you hear the taxi?" Julia replies, "No, I was upstairs in my room. Where's Vicki?" David replies, "In the study. My Aunt Elizabeth wanted to talk to her. Have you ever been to Boston?" Julia answers, "Yes, I've been there". David asks, "Did you like it?" Julia replies, "Yes". David says, "I did too". Noticing that Julia seems to be distracted doesn't seem to be listening to him, asks, "Are you all right?" Julia replies, "Yes, why do you ask?" David replies, "Because you seem far, far away. You look like you're going to cry". Julia tells him, "I'm not going to cry. I have to go to the old house for a few minutes. I'm glad you're back, and I'm glad you liked Boston so much" and leaves.

David goes out into the foyer. He is startled by a voice from behind him say, "Welcome home, David". He turns and finds Sarah standing there. She asks, "Where have you been?" David replies, "I had to go away. Aunt Elizabeth thought a change would be good for me". Sarah asks, "Where did you go?" David lies, "China!". He is surprised to see that Sarah doesn't seem impressed and asks, "You're not impressed?" Sarah replies, "No. My father's friends were always going to China by boat". David says, "OK. I really went to Boston". Sarah exclaims, "Boston! I went to Boston once. It was so big, and had so many houses. It took us 2 days to get there!" David interrupts, "Don't be ridiculous, Sarah. It only takes 5 hours to get there", but Sarah insists, "It took 2 days! I remember, we stopped at an Inn where we had Indian pudding". David tells her, "We had a wonderful time there. We went to museums, some fancy restaurants..." He stops, noticing that Sarah seems distracted and doesn't appear to be listening to him. Irritated, he asks, "Doesn't anyone listen to me anymore?" Sarah tells him, "I have to go! I have to go! Something is going to happen, something bad!" David asks, "What?" Sarah replies, "I don't know yet, but someone needs me. I've got to go!" and vanishes.

Julia goes to the old house. Barnabas greets her, "Good Evening, Julia". Julia replies, "Good Evening. This really isn't a social call." Barnabas asks, "Then why are you here?" Julia replies, "Because of my sense of fair play, something you wouldn't understand". Barnabas says, "I don't know what you're talking about". Julia tells him, "You're little helper failed". She tells him what happened, about Carolyn's failure to get the notebook. She tells him, "Your plans didn't work. He still has the notebook and is going to keep it". Barnabas remarks, "I guess Carolyn isn't as accomplished a criminal as you are". Julia says, "I'm not a criminal". Barnabas tells her, "Murder is a criminal offense. You murdered Dr. Woodard". Julia exclaims, "I didn't murder him! You did!". Barnabas asks, "Are you finished with what you came here to talk about?" Julia replies, "No, I haven't given you all the news. I spoke to someone the other day, someone you might be interested in." Barnabas says, "I don't think so. Who did you speak to?" Julia replies, "Sarah Collins. I spoke to her. At the Mausoleum". Barnabas, clearly upset, exclaims, "You didn't talk to her! You're lying! Why would she talk to you?" Julia taunts him, "She's lonely. She'll talk to anyone. Anyone but you". Barnabas says, "Don't say that". Julia repeats, "Anyone but YOU!". Barnabas, furious, shouts, "NO MORE WORDS, DOCTOR. I WILL SILENCE YOU FOREVER!" He grabs her by the throat and starts to strangle her. Suddenly, the front doors open, and the room fills with wind. The chandeliers shake mysteriously. Barnabas looks over at the door and sees Sarah is standing at the threshold...

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Episode 364
(COL 4/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: November 10, 1967
Air Date: November 16, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 154
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
David Henesy as David Collins
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

There has been a homecoming in the Great House of Collinwood, and those who have returned have found that very little has changed. We still live within a ring of fear. A fear that is generated by the one who lives in the Old House where, on this night, a kind of madness prevails. A madness that will lead to the threat of murder.

Barnabas exclaims, "Sarah! My dear Sarah! You've come back to me! I missed you so terribly! Sarah, why didn't you come to me earlier?" He approaches her. Sarah backs away. Barnabas asks, "What's wrong?" Sarah replies, "I'm very angry with you." Barnabas asks, "With me? Why?" Sarah replies, "You hurt people". Barnabas says, "Only when necessary", but Sarah retorts, "That's not true. You know it's not true, and I know it's not true" Barnabas promises, "I'm all through with that, but Sarah says, "No you're not! Remember that rhyme you used to teach me to write?" Barnabas says, "I don't...", but Sarah tells him, "Yes you do. Say it!" Barnabas recites,

 "That evil is wicked,
 Is well understood.
 The wicked are punished,
 So you must be good."

Sarah says, "See, Barnabas? You must be good, or you must be punished." Barnabas begs, "Punish me, but stay here with me!", but Sarah tells him, "I will go away and never come back. That will be your punishment! I know you know good and evil, Barnabas. You taught me, but you've forgotten. I'm going away until you learn again". She fades away. Barnabas begs her to return, to no avail. He appears heartbroken. Julia tries to talk to him, but he tells her, "I want to be alone". Julia keeps trying, "I wasn't jealous of Vicki. You can hurt her, and she can hurt you, and Sarah will be very angry..." Barnabas, in no mood to talk and angry at her mention of Sarah, "She is angry with me because I have hurt people, killed people. But sometimes it is necessary. You mean very little to me, Doctor. I hope you understand that. Now, good night!"

At Collinwood, Elizabeth and Vicki are in the drawing room. Vicki is telling Elizabeth about David's behavior in Boston. Noticing that Elizabeth seems somewhat distracted, Vicki asks, "Now I'd like to ask you a question. Is there something you'd like to tell me?" Elizabeth replies, "I'm afraid there is. I should have told you this the moment you came home, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. Burke's plane has been found." Vicki asks, "Did they find Burke?" Elizabeth replies, "All they found were 16 bodies, the 16 people that were on the plane". Vicki exclaims, "It must be a mistake!", but Elizabeth sadly tells her, "It's no mistake, Vicki. I called Brazil and verified it myself. Sorry to dash all your hopes like this. I should've called you in Boston, but I wanted you to have him one day longer, at least until you got home". Vicki remarks, "Now I'm home, but I'm not going to believe he's dead until I see the body for myself". Elizabeth begs, "No, Vicki, no! The bodies were burned beyond recognition! All they know is that there were 16 of them". Vicki vows, "I'm going to believe Burke is going to come back. I'm going to pray for a miracle. That's all I have left, isn't it? We knew each other for such a short time. We had so many plans. HAVE so many plans. If I stop believing that, he'll be gone from me forever". Upset, she excuses herself and leaves.

Barnabas comes to Collinwood. He tells Elizabeth, "I heard Vicki and cousin David have returned from Boston. I'd like to welcome Vicki back. Elizabeth tells him, "That would be impossible" and tells him the news about Burke. Barnabas says, "I see. Have you told Vicki?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, she's hoping for a miracle. I can't let her go through life loving a dead man..."

David is in his room, looking at a ship in a bottle. He hears a voice say, "I came back, David". He turns, sees Sarah standing there and exclaims, "Sarah, nice to see you!" Sarah asks, "Are you angry with me?" David replies, "Yes I am. Why do you always disappear when I'm talking to you?" Sarah says, "I had to go, David". David reminds her, "You said you had something to do at the old house. You said something was going to happen there". Sarah answers, "Yes, but it didn't happen, so there's no need to talk about it. But it could happen if they stay angry". David asks, "Who?" Saran replies, "Those who were here before. One who has come back wants to destroy someone in this house". David asks, "Who?", but Sarah just replies, "I can't tell you". David asks, "Who are you talking about, who's come back?" Sarah replies, "The dead. They're angry and want to destroy someone in this house" David exclaims, "The dead?!!", but Sarah suddenly vanishes. David begs, "Come back, Sarah, please, come back!" Vicki and Elizabeth come running into the room. Elizabeth asks, "What's wrong, David?" David replies, "Sarah, she was here! She came to warn me! She warned me that the dead have come back and want to destroy someone in this house!" Elizabeth tells him, "David, this doesn't make any sense. The dead are gone. They can't hurt or destroy anyone". David insists, "Sarah said they could!" Elizabeth tells him, "No one's going to hurt you, so don't be upset", but David insists "Sarah said someone IS going to be hurt" Julia comes into the room and says, "I've been standing outside listening..." Elizabeth asks, "Miss Hoffman, what's wrong with him?" Julia replies, "Nothing. There's nothing wrong with the boy. Everything he says is true!"

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Episode 365
(COL 4/DISK 4 #5)
1967/1795

Tape Date: November 13, 1967
Air Date: November 17, 1967 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 155
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Dorrie Kavanaugh as Phyllis Wick (From 1795)

A sudden storm over the Great House of Collinwood. The heavens are as full of unrest as the house itself. Perhaps the spirits which disturbed the house will finally make themselves known. Or perhaps they will only bring new horror, new grief.

Roger comes in through the front doors. It is pouring rain outside. Seeing Elizabeth in the foyer, Roger grumbles, "Why are the weather forecasters always wrong? Two afternoon papers said that it would be clear and mild today!" Elizabeth, looking like she has more important things to talk about than the weather, says, "Roger, let's talk about David". Roger asks, "What is it now?" Elizabeth replies, "He said he saw Sarah in his room". Roger wonders, "Why didn't he see her in Boston? Vicki said he never mentioned her once while he was in Boston. You would think that's where he be homesick and lonely and need an imaginary friend". Elizabeth shocks him by saying, "Maybe she's not imaginary. Maybe she's real! David couldn't have made up some of the things he's said she said. He said someone dead wanted to harm someone in this house!" Roger exclaims, "Impossible!". Elizabeth continues, "Miss Hoffman said it wasn't!" Roger asks, "What do you mean?" Elizabeth answers, "I don't know. We didn't question her. She looked too upset". Roger says, "Then we must question her. Now!" Elizabeth remarks, "Maybe the real reason we didn't question her is that we were afraid what we'd find out...'

Julia, Roger and Elizabeth are in the drawing room. Julia explains, "I think David is telling the truth that Sarah isn't imaginary. Before coming to Collinwood, I wouldn't have believed in ghosts..." Roger scoffs, "Ghosts?!" Julia continues, "Yes. Too many people have seen her. Maggie, Sam, and then I saw her!" Roger retorts, "I've read about these things in books. There's always a logical explanation". Julia replies, "How I wish that were true!" She's starts to leaf through a book. Roger grumbles, "I wish you wouldn't do that! I hate it when someone reads when I'm trying to talk to them!" Julia replies, "I'm just going to show you a picture of Sarah". Elizabeth looks at the picture and remarks, "Sarah Collins". Roger reminds Julia, "I remember. You've looked at that picture before. You asked me who it was", implying that Julia saw the picture first then imagined seeing her. Elizabeth remarks, "Sarah DID die at about the age David claims his friend is". Roger, still unconvinced, says, "She has long hair. All little girls with long hair look alike!" Carolyn comes into the room. Roger remarks, "Sarah Collins died almost 200 years ago. Why would she come back? There's no way to prove anything!". Elizabeth replies, "There is! a séance!". Carolyn mocks the idea, "Yes, we can hold hands in the dark and call out, 'Sarah! Please come to us"". Elizabeth reminds them, "Don't mock the idea. We learned something from a séance once. We must hold that séance tonight! Otherwise, we may never learn anything about what's troubling David!"

At the Old house, Barnabas is pacing around, thinking to himself, "Where's Sarah? Why did she leave me before I could explain? What CAN I explain? My life? No. But I'm still her loving brother. I'm not to blame for this. I didn't choose this. Or would she prefer that I were dead? Would she forgive me then?" There's a knock at the door. Barnabas answers it. It's Carolyn. She comes in. Barnabas tells her, "Carolyn, I'd rather not have any visitors tonight". Carolyn exclaims, "But you don't know what's going to happen at Collinwood tonight!" Barnabas asks, "What?" Carolyn replies, "A séance!" Barnabas asks, "Why?" Carolyn replies, "They want to talk to the spirit of Sarah Collins!"

Barnabas is in the study at Collinwood, arguing with Elizabeth about the advisability of the séance. Elizabeth, looking surprised, asks, "Of all people, I would've thought you the least likely to object". Barnabas lies, "It's just that I respect the privacy of my ancestors". Elizabeth explains, "But I have a personal interest in this séance. David. We must do whatever we can. This séance might be helpful". Barnabas says, "Elizabeth, I'm as concerned about David as you are..." Elizabeth says, "If that's true, then you'll help us instead of being obstructionist". Barnabas replies, "I didn't realize I was being obstructionist. I just thought I was being be the voice of reason". Roger and Julia come into the room. Roger tells Elizabeth, "Whenever you're ready". Elizabeth tells Roger, "Barnabas doesn't approve". Roger tells Barnabas, "I didn't at first, but something DID happened the last time we had a séance". Barnabas, glancing out at the heavy rain outside, jokes, "Well, I hope our ancestors have a supply of raincoats and umbrellas!". Roger and Elizabeth leave to get candles, leaving Julia and Barnabas alone in the room. Barnabas asks, "Doctor?" Julia nervously replies, "Yes?" Barnabas asks, "What if Sarah doesn't show up, but Dr. Woodard DOES?". Julia replies, "He'll name you as his murderer, not me". Barnabas asks, "Are you willing to take that risk?" Julia replies, "I'm willing to take ANY risk. I want to see this thing end!". She says, firmly, "Excuse me!" and leaves. Barnabas stands there, looking very worried.

It is a short time later. Carolyn comes down the stairs into the foyer. Barnabas comes out of the drawing room to meet her. He still looks worried. He tells Carolyn, "I couldn't stop it!" Carolyn asks, "What are you going to do?" Barnabas replies, "I've got to be cautious. I've already been accused of being obstructionist. I have a plan for you. Don't worry. I'll be right next to you".

They go into the drawing room, where the table and chairs have been set up for the séance. Roger calls out, "We're ready, Liz!". Elizabeth comes into the drawing room, joining Roger, Julia, Vicki, Barnabas and Carolyn. Elizabeth, surprised, remarks, "Barnabas, you've decided to join us!". Barnabas replies, "I wouldn't want anyone to doubt my sincerity". Roger announces, "I want the album on the table. If she does appear to us, I want to see if she is Sarah Collins". Julia warns, "A physical appearance isn't likely". Vicki opens the book to the page with Sarah's picture and puts in onto the table, announcing, "Here it is, open to the page". Roger goes and shuts the drawing room doors and the electric lights. The room is now lit only by the candles on the table. He sits down and announces, "Now that everything is set, we must all concentrate on Sarah Collins". Julia chimes in, "We've all seen her picture. We must try to visualize her in our minds. Our hands must touch in an unbroken circle". She looks over and "reminds" Barnabas, "Barnabas, your hand is not touching Carolyn's". Barnabas apologies, "I'm sorry" and obediently touches his hand to Carolyn's. Julia continues, "The circle must never be broken. Now clear your minds of everything but Sarah". Roger calls out, "Sarah! Sarah Collins! We're calling you! Come to us! We need you, Sarah! We need you to help David, your friend! Make a sign if you can hear us!" Suddenly, the sound of a flute playing "London Bridge" fills the air. Roger begs, "Sarah! Sarah, if you're in this room, let us see you! If you will not let us see you, speak to us! Speak to us!". Suddenly, Carolyn exclaims, "No! No!" in a girlish voice. Roger gasps, "She's gotten through! Speak to us, Sarah! Through Carolyn! We are your friends!" Carolyn complains, "You wake me!" Roger begs, "Please, Sarah, tell us about David! Your friend David!" Carolyn replies, "I have no friend named David!". Roger points out, "But you've come to David!" Carolyn replies, "No I didn't! I didn't! I do not like it here! Let me go back! I have no friend named David!". Suddenly, Vicki, in a girlish voice, exclaims, "No! She lies! I play with him! I am Sarah Collins! She tells lies! David is my friend!". Carolyn tries to interrupt, "She's not Sarah!", but Vicki continues, "I AM! I will never let any of you see me again! I came to her. She saw me. She tells lies!". Suddenly, Sarah/Vicki starts to babble, "Where is my nursemaid? I drew a picture of what she is going to look like. She's pretty. Where is she?" Roger reminds her, "We want to know about David. Why did you come to David?", but Vicki/Sarah continues to babble, "Take me to the gate! I hear her carriage!". Roger begs, "What about David? Please!", but Sarah/Vicki continues to ramble, "Barnabas, are you going to marry Josette? Can I come to the new house?" Roger begs, "Tell us about David, tell us, please!" Sarah/Vicki explains, "I'm telling you the story, I'm telling you about how it began!", then starts to babble again, "No! I won't go to sleep! I want to see my new nursemaid!...No! Please don't take the candle!" Suddenly, the candles on the table go out and a scream fills the air. Barnabas quickly goes and turns on the lights. Julia gasps, "Vicki!", but then is shocked to see that Vicki is no longer there. Sitting in her seat is another woman, a woman with brown hair dressed in 18th century clothes. Julia asks, "Who are you? Where's Vicki?" Roger echoes, "Yes. Who are you?" Julia asks, "Where did you come from?" The woman replies, "Boston. The carriage, it overturned!" She looks around and exclaims, "Those clothes! Where am I? I only work in respectable houses!" Roger orders, "Sit down! We will ask YOU the questions! What's your name?" The woman replies, "Wick. Phyllis Wick". Roger asks, "Why have you come here?" The woman replies, "The solicitor sent me here to work for Mrs. Collins". Elizabeth tells her, "There is no Mrs. Collins!". The woman asks, "Isn't this Collinwood? I'm the new governess to a nine year old girl named Sarah Collins". Everyone is shocked.

Meanwhile, Vicki is shocked to find herself in the woods. She walks out of the woods and finds herself near the old house. She looks at the Old House and thinks to herself, "It's the old house, Barnabas' house, but there's something different about it". Suddenly, she exclaims, "It IS different! Where am I?"

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Episode 366
(COL 4/DISK 4 #6)
1795

Tape Date: November 14, 1967
Air Date: November 20, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 156
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Inside the Great House of Collinwood, a séance has been held in an effort to establish contact with the supernatural. But, at this moment, life for the six members of the séance has suddenly come to a standstill. For one of their number has mysteriously disappeared, and been transported back through time and space. Victoria Winters has begun a terrifying journey into the past.

Vicki goes to the door of the old house, which looks strangely different to her. She remarks, "What has Barnabas done to it? It looks almost new!" The door opens and Barnabas comes out, dressed in 18th century clothing. Vicki exclaims, "Barnabas! I'm so glad to see you! I don't know what happened to me! Somehow, I got lost in the woods!" Barnabas, looking puzzled, says, "I'm afraid I don't know you". Vicki exclaims, "Are you teasing me?!" Barnabas again says, "I've never met you before." Vicki, puzzled, asks, "Are you playing some kind of game?" Barnabas replies, "No. I've never met you before in my life". Vicki asks, "Why don't you recognize me?!" Barnabas replies, "Because I've never seen you before." Vicki exclaims, "But you have! Hundreds of times!" Barnabas asks, "Are you all right?" Vicki asks, "Why are you dressed that way?" Barnabas replies, "That's the way I always dress. The way YOU'RE dressed is rather odd." Vicki says, "These are normal street clothes!" A little girl appears at the door and complains, "Barnabas! You said you weren't going to go out!" Barnabas replies, "I was just going to take a short walk". The little girl sees Vicki and exclaims, "It's her! It's my new governess! May I take her to her room?", but Barnabas tells her, "Go inside. It's not your governess". The little girl insists, "It is! I know it is! I drew a picture of her! What's your name?" Vicki replies, "Vicki Winters" The girl remarks, "Vicki? That's a funny name". Vicki explains, "It's short for Victoria". The girl remarks, "That's a pretty name." Barnabas tells the girl, "Now Sarah, you've got to go take your nap". Sarah says to Vicki, "Au Revoir. That's French for good bye. I'm learning it for the wedding. I'm going to be a flower girl," and leaves. Vicki asks, "That's Sarah Collins?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Vicki asks, "She lives here?" Barnabas replies, "She's never lived anywhere else". Vicki asks, "What's happened to me? I know you. Why do you keep pretending not to know me?" Barnabas replies, "I'm not pretending. I don't know you." Vicki exclaims, "Something happened during the séance! Something unnatural!" Barnabas tells her, "I think you should come in and lie down." Vicki replies, "I don't want to lie down! I want to know what's happened to me! Don't you remember? We were all sitting in the drawing room at Collinwood..." Barnabas, surprised, asks, "You've been in this house?" Vicki replies, "No, the house on the hill" Barnabas says, "But no one's been in the house on the hill. It isn't finished yet. It's still under construction". Vicki protests, "But I lived there!" Barnabas asks, "Are you a governess?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Barnabas tells her, "You'd better come in" and takes her inside. Vicki looks at the inside of the old house and exclaims, "What have you done? Everything's all changed!" Barnabas tells her, "Let me take you up to your room now".

Barnabas takes Vicki to a bedroom. He asks, "Where are your bags? You have no luggage?" Vicki replies, "No, of course not." Barnabas asks, "Your entire belongings consist of that one book?" Vicki becomes aware for the first time she's holding the Collins family history. She moans, "I'm not sure of anything. This must be some kind of nightmare!". Barnabas tells her, "Rest. I'm sure your memory will come back. I'll have my mother come up and see you. I'm sure she'll know what to do" and leaves.

Vicki thinks, "I must be having a dream. Nothing else makes any sense! The way Barnabas was dressed! The way he talked to Sarah, like she was alive! It can't be real! It has to be a dream!" Sarah comes into the room. Vicki asks, "Are you really Sarah Collins?" Sarah replies, "Of course. Who else would I be?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I don't know much of anything right now. Suddenly, everything around me 'as changed, but I've stayed the same!" Sarah tells Vicki, "I knew what you'd look like! I drew a picture of you!" She shows Vicki a picture. It does look kind of like Vicki. Suddenly, there's a noise from downstairs. Sarah exclaims, "I've got to go! Don't tell them I was here! I'm supposed to be taking a nap!" and runs out of the room.

Vicki goes downstairs, and finds a man dressed in an old fashioned naval uniform there. The man looks just like Joe Haskell. She exclaims, "Joe! Not you too!" The man, puzzled, says, "I beg your pardon." Vicki continues, "Never mind, I'm just so glad to see you! Please, take me back to Collinwood!" The man remarks, "Aren't you a pretty one? I don't know who this 'Joe' is, but if that's who you want me to be..." Vicki asks, "Are you playing a joke on me? I've had enough of this! It's not funny!" The man says, "Joking? Oh, I should have introduced myself. I'm Nathan Forbes, United States Navy. Let me guess who you are. You're cousin Millicent, come down for the wedding." Vicki asks, "Wedding?" The man remarks, "Oh, you can't be a Collins if you don't know about the wedding. In one month, Barnabas Collins is going to marry Josette DuPres." Vicki exclaims, "Josette?! I'm Vicki, can't you stop this nonsense?" Forbes starts trying to seduce Vicki. Vicki protests, "But you're engaged to my best friend!" Forbes remarks, "Best friend? I've heard them all before, but this is a new one. What best friend?" Vicki replies, "Maggie Evans!" Forbes remarks, "I don't know any Maggie Evans. I knew a Maggie Stewart once. Kind of plump, but she knew the way to a man's heart!" He continues to harass her, trying to kiss her. She slaps him and cries, "This is insane! I don't know how I got here! If this is a dream, why don't I wake up? If it's not, then what is it?!"

A woman who looks just like Elizabeth, though dressed in old fashioned clothing, comes into the room. She says, "Good Evening. I'm Mrs. Collins. You must be the new governess." Vicki asks, "You're not Mrs. Stoddard?" The woman asks, "Who's Mrs. Stoddard?" Vicki exclaims, "I must be going mad!" The woman gently tells Vicki, "Sit down. I'll have Dr. Thornton come and see you. Was the trip difficult for you?" Vicki asks, "Trip?" The woman asks, "You did come by carriage, didn't you?" Vicki replies, "I don't know" The woman asks, "Did something happen on your trip from Boston?" Vicki replies, "I WAS in Boston a few days ago with David. We took the bus down and flew back." The woman remarks "The child must have a fever! I think we'd better call Dr. Thornton!" Forbes tells her, "I've brought the invitations". The woman asks, "Could you read one to me? I'd like to hear how it sounds". Forbes reads, "Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Collins request the pleasure of your presence on the 20th day of December, 1795..." Vicki thinks to herself, "1795 ?! That's impossible!" Nathan continues, "...for the wedding of their son Barnabas Collins and Miss Josette DuPres". Vicki exclaims "Barnabas and Josette? Now I know I must be dreaming! Josette married Jeremiah, not Barnabas! That's what it says in all the family histories! Now let me wake up!" Mrs. Collins asks, "Child, what's wrong?", then tells Forbes, "Nathan, I think we'd better get her up to her room". Barnabas comes in through the front doors. Naomi Collins tells him that the invitations have arrived, but Barnabas tells her "I'll look at them later. There's been a tragic accident. The carriage taking the governess here turned over. Three people were killed, and the governess was reported missing." He turns to Vicki and remarks, "That explains your confusion. Miss Winters, why didn't you tell me about the accident?" Naomi, puzzled, says, Miss Winters? The name of the governess is Wick". Barnabas says, "But when we met earlier, she told me her name was Victoria Winters". Naomi turns to Vicki and says, "Young lady, I think you'd best explain who you are and what you're doing here!" Vicki faints...

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Episode 367
(COL 4/DISK 4 #7)
1795

Tape Date: November 15, 1967
Air Date: November 21, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 157
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time stands still at Collinwood, for one girl has mysteriously disappeared. She has embarked on a strange and dangerous journey, a journey that transcends time and space. And inexplicably, she has found herself trapped in the past.

Vicki is lying unconscious in bed. A woman is sitting in a chair watching over her. The woman looks just like Mrs. Johnson. Vicki regains consciousness and, seeing her, exclaims, "Mrs. Johnson!" The woman asks, "What?" Vicki continues, "Mrs. Johnson, it's you! Then it WAS just a dream!" The woman asks, "What are you saying? I don't understand. Who's Mrs. Johnson?" Vicki asks, "You're not Mrs. Johnson?" The woman replies, "No, I've never heard of a Mrs. Johnson". Vicki asks, "Then who are you?" The woman replies, "I'm Abigail Collins. MISS Abigail Collins". Vicki
exclaims, "No! It can't be true! I must be dreaming!" Abigail tells her, "I can assure you you're not". Vicki looks down and sees that she's now wearing an old fashioned dress in place of the one she was wearing and asks, "This dress. Why am I wearing this dress?" Abigail replies, "It belongs to one of the servants. The one you came in was immodest, to say the least". Vicki asks, "May I ask you a question? It's going to sound like a strange question. What year is it?" Abigail, surprised says, "You mean you don't know? It's 1795, of course". Vicki moans, "This can't be happening to me!" Abigail asks, "Who are you?" Vicki replies, "Vicki Winters". Abigail, like Sarah, has never heard of the name and asks, "Vicki?" Vicki explains, "It's short for Victoria." Abigail asks, "What are you doing here, Victoria?" Vicki doesn't reply. Abigail says, You can't answer me, eh?" Vicki says, "I'm not sure". Abigail asks, "Why were you pretending to be the new governess?" Vicki replies, "I wasn't pretending, I was confused." Abigail tells her, "Look at me and let me look at you, deep into your eyes...Yes, I can see it! When did it happen?" Vicki asks, "When did what happen?" Abigail replies, "You are possessed! Possessed by the devil!" Vicki exclaims, "That's ridiculous!", but Abigail says "I can feel it. I am attuned to good and bad vibrations. What are you doing here? Why are you trying to harm the family?" Vicki replies, "I'm not trying to harm anyone, I love the Collins family." Abigail asks, "How can you love us when you don't know any of us? A lie! One of the devil's favorite tools, a lie! I must think of how to deal with you! First, I must burn these clothes!" Vicki tries to stop her from taking the clothes, but can't. Abigail remarks, "I must think of how to deal with you. I can't let you leave, or the evil will just come back in another form" and leaves, taking Vicki's clothes with her and locking the door behind her. Vicki escapes out the window.

Vicki goes to Collinwood. She is shocked to find that it is indeed, as Barnabas had said, still under construction. The foyer is filled with sawhorses and other building paraphernalia. A voice calls, "Who's there?" She turns and find to her shock a man looks like Burke Devlin, though dressed in 18th century clothing, standing there. Overjoyed, she runs to him and embraces him, exclaims, "Burke! You're alive! You're alive!" The man, looking very puzzled, says, "I'm afraid I..." Vicki, downcast, says, "No, you're not Burke. Of course. You couldn't be. I'm sorry". The man says, "I must resemble someone you know. Is that right?" Vicki replies, "Yes. They told me he was dead. When I saw you, I thought he had come back". She starts to cry. The man comforts her, "Don't cry. Here. Take my handkerchief. Dry your eyes". Vicki takes the handkerchief and says, "You're very kind. Who are you?" The man replies, "Jeremiah Collins. You must be the girl who came to us this afternoon." Vicki replies, "Yes, I'm Victoria Winters" Jeremiah tells her, "Everyone in the house is mystified about you. Where did you come from?" Vicki replies, "I can't tell you that." Jeremiah asks, "Why not?" Vicki replies, "You wouldn't believe me" Jeremiah remarks, "You're not the governess who was originally going to come here and take care of Sarah". Vicki admits, "No, I took her place. Somehow". Jeremiah tells her, Sarah's taken a liking to you". Vicki in turn tells him, "But there's someone else who hasn't. Abigail Collins. She accused me of being a witch". She explains what happened. Jeremiah tells her, "Yes, she's like that. The older she gets, the worse it gets. Pay no attention to her. None of us do. Why did you come here?". Vicki replies, "I can't explain it". Jeremiah asks, "Where are you going?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I can't go back to the house. I don't know what I'm going to do. I have no place to go." Jeremiah tells her, "I'll take you back to the house. I'll make sure everything's all right." Vicki protests, "I'm afraid to go back there", but Jeremiah tells her, "Don't be. I'll protect you. Do you trust me?" Vicki replies, Yes" Jeremiah tells her, "Then come along"

Vicki is back in her room at the old house. There's a knock at the door. She asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Jeremiah" She lets him in. He hands her her clothes and tells her, "Abigail gave them to a servant girl and ordered her to burn them. I got them just in time. Hide them. If Abigail finds them, she'll take them away from you again. Do you really need them so much?" Vicki replies, "Yes, if I ever get back to the place I came from." Jeremiah asks, "You still can't tell me where that is?" Vicki replies, "No, you wouldn't believe me". Jeremiah tells her, "I'll accept that as an answer, but the others won't, especially my brother Joshua. He's the head of the family." Vicki asks, "What should I do?" Jeremiah replies, "We'll have to think of an explanation to satisfy him, and we'll have to think of one quickly. He's just come home. He's downstairs right now". Vicki asks, "You want me to lie to him?" Jeremiah replies, "You must. If you don't, you'll be in real trouble, even danger..."

Joshua, who looks just like Roger Collins except for the fact that he has some muttonchops whiskers, is in the living room with Naomi and Abigail. Abigail tells him, "I think we should turn her over to the authorities!" Joshua asks, "Why do you say that?" Abigail replies, "She's possessed by evil!" Naomi interrupts, "Everything Abigail says is utter nonsense! That girl's no more in league with the devil than I am! She's just a sweet, frightened child!" Abigail, terribly offended, demands, "Ask your wife to apologize to me at once!" , but Naomi firmly says, "I will not apologize! Sarah needs a governess, and she's gotten quite fond of this girl". Jeremiah, who's just stepped into the room, says, "I agree." Abigail protests, "But her strange behavior!" Jeremiah explains Vicki's strange behavior, saying she remember riding on the carriage which overturned, then finding herself wandering the woods disoriented, that she couldn't remember her name, but that the name "Victoria Winters" kept going through her thoughts, so when asked her name, she said, "Victoria Winters". Abigail says, "Oh, the girl's beauty has bewitched you!" Jeremiah retorts, "Abigail, it's made you envious" Joshua announces, "I'll make the decision. Everyone out of here. Tell the girl I'd like to see her now"

Everyone has left the room except Joshua. Vicki comes down the stairs. She sees Joshua and stares at him, noting his resemblance to Roger. Joshua asks, "Miss Winters?" Vicki nervously replies, "Yes?" Joshua asks, "Why are you staring at me?" Vicki apologizes, "Am I staring? Sorry." Joshua continues, "Come here. I'm given to understand that you've had a rather strange arrival". Vicki starts to lie, "There was an accident on the way. The carriage..." Joshua interrupts, "You needn't explain. My younger brother's already explained it all to me". He asks, "Can you read and write?" Vicki replies, "Of course." Joshua says, "'Of course'? What do you mean by that? Many people can't read and write. What other qualifications do you have?" Vicki tells him, "I know some history, literature, mathematics, and a little music. I played a..." She looks at the instrument sitting in the room and realizes that it isn't a piano and pauses. Joshua says, "Clavichord?" Vicki replies, "Yes" Joshua remarks, "If what you're telling me is the truth, you're very well educated. Where did you receive your education?" Vicki replies, "I was brought up in a foundling home in...Boston" Joshua asks her, "Would you kindly step over here into the light?" Vicki does as instructed. Joshua looks her over and says, "You look healthy and intelligent. You seem perfectly harmless. We need a governess, and you're here. I'll give you a chance. But understand, this is only on a trial basis. If I decide to dismiss you, you are to leave immediately. Your wages will be $4.00 a month". Vicki, startled, asks, "Four dollars?" Joshua tells her, "If that's not satisfactory, we can hire someone else". Vicki says, "No, that'll be fine". Joshua adds, "Food and lodging will be provided, of course. You will start tomorrow morning. Be in the nursery at 8. Sarah will be dressed and waiting for you". He dismisses her. She leaves. Naomi comes down the stairs into the living room and says, "You've made the right decision, Joshua. You won't regret it." Joshua complains, "You've been eavesdropping, Naomi! I've spoken to you about that before!" Abigail comes into the room and announces, "I was too! Her beauty has bewitched you! Remember what our mother used to say? 'When the face of evil presents itself...'. Finish it, Joshua". Joshua says, "When the face of evil presents itself, it must be destroyed, it must be crushed." Abigail warns him, "Remember that, Joshua, remember it well!"

*This episode formerly was only in kinescope form, but MPI located the tape master and has issued it on VHS and DVD. Sci-Fi continues to show the kinescope that was released to syndication however.

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Episode 368/369
(Kinescope)
(COL 4/DISK 4 #8)
1795

Tape Date: November 16, 1967
Air Date: November 22, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 158
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPres
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time has been suspended at Collinwood while one woman makes an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to 1795. And that woman from the present, lives in the past she has always loved, and discovers that our tragedies often start before we are born.

Barnabas is staring out the window in the living room of the old house. Vicki comes into the room saying, "I hope I'm not bothering you. Sarah said her sewing basket was in here." Barnabas remarks that he's uneasy, explaining, "Josette's ship is more than a week overdue. If anything has happened to her..." Vicki assures him, "Nothing has happened. Your fiancée will arrive here safely". Barnabas asks, "How do you know? Are you clairvoyant? I've always wanted to meet someone who was clairvoyant." Vicki answers, "No". Barnabas asks, "Are you sure you can't tell the future?" Vicki replies, "I wouldn't tell the future to you if I could. Not to you, not to anyone. Ever". Barnabas prods her, "Come, you were so positive before. Give me the date of her arrival", but Vicki just says, "I've told you all I can". Joshua comes into the room. Seeing Vicki there, he becomes angry and tells her, "Your job is to watch Sarah!" Vicki leaves. Joshua asks Barnabas, "Why aren't you at the yards?" Barnabas replies, "I'm worried about Josette". Joshua angrily orders, "Go to the yards!" Barnabas replies, "I'm not going to the office today. I have a feeling I should be here today". Joshua tells him, "I built these yards by going whether I felt like it or not!" They argue. There's a knock at the door. Barnabas, anxious about Josette, starts for the door. Joshua tells Barnabas "Don't answer the door. It is the job of the servants to do that." But Barnabas goes and opens it anyway. Standing outside is an exquisitely beautiful blond woman. She exclaims, "Monsieur Barnabas!" Barnabas greets her, "Angelique! What are you doing here? We weren't expecting the countess for another week! And where is the carriage? Why did you walk all this distance?" Angelique explains "The carriage is on the road, stuck in the mud." Barnabas introduces the woman to his father, explaining that she is Countess DuPres' maid. Joshua puzzles, "But she wrote that she would be visiting New York City until the day before the wedding." Angelique replies, "The city does not suit her".

Naomi is in another room drinking. Joshua comes in, picks up the half empty glass she was drinking from and remarks, "An excellent sherry, far too good for this time of day. Little wonder the house is so inefficiently run. If I ran my business the way you run this house...". She starts to argue with him. He tells her, "We have guests." Naomi asks, "Josette?" Joshua answers, "No, her aunt and her maid, but their rooms are not ready for them yet". Naomi replies, "We weren't expecting them. I'll see to everything". Joshua asks, "How? Look at yourself!" Naomi insists, "I'm all right". Joshua caustically remarks, "You don't look all right. Perhaps they'll be kind and think you ill".

Barnabas and the countess Natalie DuPres (Grayson Hall) are in the living room. The Countess DuPres grumbles, "No! No! It is impossible! Josette wrote from Paris that she would be here last week! There must be some kind of mistake! And there was no one here to greet us!" Barnabas tries to explain, "We didn't expect you". Natalie looks around and remarks, "So, this is how you expect Josette to live." Barnabas explains, "This house is to be my parents wedding gift to us. After the marriage, they will move to the new house". He assures the countess, "Josette will be very happy here". Natalie grumbles about the awful weather. Joshua comes into the room, introduces himself to Natalie and says, "I trust your trip was easy". Natalie complains, "No trip through this wasteland could be easy". Joshua asks, "Did you enjoy your stay in New York?" Natalie replies, "It was ghastly, the kind of place that makes you enjoy being elsewhere". Joshua is surprised to find that Natalie insists on being called "Countess", saying "But France has had a revolution and is a republic like us now!" Natalie replies, "That's why I choose to live on Martinique!" The countess is shown up to her room. Joshua orders Barnabas, "Go to the yards!" Barnabas acquiesces, "As you wish, father".

Joshua is talking with Naomi. He is grumbling about the fact that Natalie insists on being called "Countess", "Twenty years ago, we fought a revolution! People are all equal here now! If this Josette is anything like her aunt, I'll..." Naomi interrupts, "You'll what? Call off the wedding?" Joshua replies, "Yes!" Naomi tells him, "This is Barnabas' business, not yours", but Joshua says, "It IS my business. Josette's father is the largest producer of sugarcane on the islands. He's coming here to give us an exclusive contract." Naomi asks, "And love? Love has nothing to do with it?" Joshua replies, "Love? What does that have to do with it?"

Barnabas and Natalie are sitting at a table in the living room, an array of Tarot cards spread before them. Natalie tells Barnabas about the Tarot cards. Barnabas remarks, "I thought someone like you would be too sophisticated to believe in something like this". Natalie replies, "No, it is you who are too naive to believe in them. The cards are never wrong!" She offers to read his future. Barnabas points to a card and asks what it means. Natalie explains, "That is infinity". Barnabas asks, "You mean I am going to live forever?" Natalie looks into the cards and gives a gasp, as if she sees something she doesn't like. They are interrupted by Vicki coming into the room. Barnabas introduces Vicki and the countess to each other. Vicki exclaims, "Julia!" Natalie says, "I beg your pardon". Vicki explains, "I'm sorry, you look very much like someone I know". Barnabas remarks, "I think Miss Winters might be very interested in the Tarot cards. Just this morning, I accused her of being clairvoyant". Natalie and Barnabas go back to the cards. Natalie points out the card that represents Josette, and announces that her ship is safe. Barnabas points to a card next to the one representing Josette and asks, "What is this card next to Josette?" Natalie gasps, "The wicked woman!" Barnabas asks, "And what does that mean?" Natalie starts to say, "It means...", but then suddenly announces, "The game is over!" Barnabas asks, "What is it you won't tell me?" Natalie replies, "There is a wicked woman in this house. She will bring grief. But the cards do not tell who she is". Natalie glances at Vicki...

Barnabas is in his room, reading a book. He thinks to himself, "Why wouldn't the countess finish reading the cards? It's all nonsense! Josette will come, and everything will be all right! If there's a wicked woman in the house, it's the Countess!" There's a knock at the door. He asks, "Who is it?" There is no response. The knocking resumes. Once again, Barnabas asks, "Who is it?" Again, the knocking continues but there is no vocal response. Barnabas goes and opens the door. Angelique comes into the room and announces, "A ghost from your past! I've been waiting for this moment all day! Here I am! Hold me! When you left our island, I stayed up at nights thinking about you! Did you think about me? Hold me tight and tell me!" Barnabas refuses, "No!" Angelique asks, "Am I not pretty anymore?" Barnabas replies, "Yes, but it was a mistake. I love Josette. I'm sorry. You and I...it's impossible. We both have different roles to play now". Angelique asks, "And what am I to be? Maid to Josette?" She tries to seduce him, "I am no one's servant but yours...", but Barnabas exclaims, "No! Angelique!" and pulls away from her. Angelique angrily says, "You will see!" and leaves.

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November 23, 1967 Thursday, Thanksgiving, pre-empted for Football.


Episode 370
(COL 4/DISK 4 #9)
1795

Tape Date: November 20, 1967
Air Date: November 24, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 159
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Ford as André du Prés
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette du Prés
Lara Parker as Angelique
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time has been suspended at Collinwood. It waits for the completion of an uncertain and frightening journey into the past. Back to the year 1795. The young woman who has made this strange journey has already learned that over the years the history of the Collins family has somehow been twisted to conceal certain truths. She will soon learn that the past holds as much evil and terror as the present.

Angelique comes out of the door to the left of the fireplace, apparently the entrance to the servant's quarters, into the living room. She is holding a toy soldier identical to the one Sarah gave David. Jeremiah comes down the stairs into the room. He asks, "Have you seen Sarah?" Angelique replies that she hasn't, then hold up the doll and asks, "Mr. Collins, do you know what this is?" Jeremiah replies, "It's a member of the regiment!" Angelique asks, "A member of the regiment?" Jeremiah explains, "That's what my nephew Barnabas called his toy soldiers when he was a boy". Angelique asks, "So it belonged to Barnabas?" Jeremiah replies, "Yes, where did you find it?" Angelique tells him, "I was cleaning my room and found it behind the chest". Jeremiah tells her, "I'll put it in the playroom where it belongs", but Angelique says, "I'll do it. I'd like to look at it for awhile. It's a fascinating toy" Jeremiah leaves. Angelique thinks to herself, "So, it did belong to Barnabas. It's just what I need! No one will suspect that such an innocent plaything could cause Barnabas more pain than he's ever known!"

She hears someone coming down the stair and quickly puts the doll in her pocket. It's Vicki. Angelique asks, "You're Sarah's governess, aren't you?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Angelique introduces herself, "I'm Angelique Bouchard". Vicki remarks, "We have several things in common. We're both servants, and this place is foreign to both of us". Angelique asks, "You're not an American?" Vicki replies, "I am". Angelique asks, "Then what do you mean when you say this place is foreign to you?" Vicki replies, "I would be too difficult to make you understand". Angelique tells Vicki, "Some of the thing I understand might surprise you." She pauses and tells Vicki "I.. I have to go to my room. I have something to do." and leaves.

Jeremiah comes into the living room and asks Vicki if she knows where Sarah is. Vicki replies, "She's taking a nap". Jeremiah remarks, "You must be a very fine governess then. Sarah's so full of energy, the last governess could never get her to go to bed. How did you do it?" Vicki replies "Oh I used a very simple method. I told her she was going to take a nap." Jeremiah smiles with humor then says to Vicki "Miss Winters, I hope you decide to stay with us for a while". Vicki replies, "Actually, I have very little choice in the matter. If I left, I would have no place to go". Jeremiah remarks, "You could go back to the place where you came from". Vicki says, "I still don't remember where I came from". Jeremiah remarks, "You must come from some place. Pretty girls like you don't appear from thin air". Vicki says, "I hope you don't believe your sister's theory about me, that I'm possessed by the devil". Jeremiah recommends, "Pay no attention to her". Vicki protests, "But she seems to have quite an influence on your brother Joshua". Jeremiah replies, "I have even more influence on him". Vicki asks, "Why are you so kind to me?" Jeremiah replies, "I find you mysterious and very charming". Seeing the look that comes onto her face, Jeremiah asks Vicki, "Have I offended you?" Vicki replies, "No, it's just that you look so much like someone I knew" Jeremiah asks, "Was this person someone you loved?" Vicki replies, "Someone I still love. Very much".

Angelique is in her room in the servants quarters. She takes the toy soldier out of her pocket and says to it, "You have an important duty to perform, little soldier. Should I tell you what it is? No, I'll let you be as surprised as everyone else." She takes a blue handkerchief from her pocket, then continues talking to the toy soldier, "Do you know what this is? It's a handkerchief, and it belongs to Barnabas. You and one handkerchief are all I need to make Barnabas regret what he's done to me!" There's a knock at the door. Angelique calls out, "Wait a minute", puts the toy soldier and the handkerchief in a drawer, then answers the door. It's Barnabas. He asks, "May I come in, Angelique?" Angelique snidely asks, "Aren't you worried someone might see you in the servant's quarters?" Barnabas comes in and replies, "I came here to apologize for the way I behaved last night. Can we be good friends?" Angelique asks, "Nothing more than good friends?" Barnabas replies, "Anything more than that is out of the question. Can't you see that?" Angelique embraces Barnabas and says, "I know the real reason you're here! You could've apologized to me anywhere in the house, but you came here!" Barnabas starts to say, "You still don't understand...", but Angelique just continues, "Our destinies were sealed those days and nights in Martinique!" and kisses him. Barnabas at first responds, then pulls away and says, "No! Angelique! I lost control..." Angelique protests, "No! We did what we both wanted to do!" but Barnabas says, "In the future, it would be best if were never together alone. I am going to marry Josette". Angelique remarks, "You only THINK you love Josette". Barnabas insists, "I do love her". Angelique asks, "So all the words you said to me in Martinique meant nothing? Only an expression for the moment and nothing more?" Barnabas tries to explain, "I loved Josette even then, but I did not know she loved me until later". Angelique angrily says, "Leave the room! I want to be alone!" Barnabas asks, "Can we still be friends?" Angelique replies, "I'll always be much closer to you than you think. Good day, Barnabas!" Barnabas leaves. Angelique takes the toy soldier and the handkerchief back out of the drawer and prepares to do something with them, but then thinks, "No! No! It would be foolish to do it now! I shall wait until Josette arrives! It would be wrong if she were not here to see Barnabas suffer!"

Outside the front door, there is the sound of horse's hooves, then a carriage stopping. There's a knock at the door. No one is in the living room to hear it. The knocking continues. Finally, the knocker, tired of waiting, opens the door himself and comes in. Vicki, having heard the knocking, belatedly comes down to answer it and sees the man (David Ford). The man grumbles, "At last, someone. Has the Collins Family abandoned us? There was no one to greet us at the docks, and now, no one to greet us at the house!" Vicki asks the man who he is. He introduces himself, "I am Andre DuPres, and I am here with my daughter Josette." He calls out to the carriage, "Josette!" Josette (Kathryn Leigh Scott) comes in. Vicki exclaims, "You are Josette?!" and stares at her. Josette replies, "Oui. Why are you looking at me that way?" Vicki apologizes, "Sorry". Andre asks Vicki, "Who are you?" Vicki replies, "Victoria Winters, Sarah's governess". Andre DuPres grumbles, "Where are the members of the Collins family? I hope this isn't a sample of Collins hospitality!" A voice replies, "I can assure you it isn't!" Everyone turns and sees that Jeremiah has entered the room. Andre grumbles, "I expected a greeting from Joshua Collins himself! Where is he?!" Jeremiah explains, "Your ship is two weeks overdue. If we knew when you were coming, we'd have all been here to greet you". Faced with this irrefutable logic, Andre DuPres calms down and explains, "Oh, the ship was blown off course by a storm." Vicki, startled by Josette's uncanny resemblance to Maggie, continues to stare at her. Josette, noticing that Vicki is still staring at her, asks, "Is something wrong? Is there some reason why you keep staring at me?" Vicki replies, "No, sorry". Jeremiah quickly explains, "She's only been with us a few days. She's not accustomed to our ways of speaking and acting yet". He turns to Josette and tells her, "Barnabas will be here any moment". Jeremiah shows Andre DuPres up to his room. Angelique comes into the room and sees Josette. They greet each other effusively in French.

Barnabas, who's just come into the room, remarks, "What a beautiful language, but not as beautiful as you are, Josette!" Josette exclaims, "Barnabas!" Barnabas replies, "Josette, welcome to your new home". They embrace. Angelique watches on, an expression of pure hate on her face. She thinks to herself, "Mademoiselle, make the most of this moment. He won't be yours much longer!" Barnabas and Josette kiss. Angelique stands there with a jealous look on her face. Finally, Barnabas and Josette finish kissing and Josette asks Angelique, "Angelique, is my room ready?" Angelique replies, "Oui, mademoiselle, I spent all yesterday arranging things the way I thought you'd like them". Josette orders, "Put my bags in there". Angelique replies, "Of course." Barnabas remarks to Josette, "It seems like 3 years since we've seen each other!" Josette replies, "It's only been three months!" They kiss again.

Angelique is her room. She takes out the toy soldier and the handkerchief and says to the soldier, "Wake up, toy soldier! The time has come for duty! My mistress has arrived to prepare for her wedding. But there isn't going to be a wedding, is there?" She unfurls the handkerchief and wraps it around the doll's neck, remarking, "There. Now everything's ready. To start, just a little pressure. Just enough to make him uncomfortable".

In the living room, Barnabas and Josette are now alone. They are kissing again. Suddenly, Barnabas stops. Josette asks, "Barnabas, what is it?" Barnabas replies, "Nothing, my collar's on just a little too tight, that's all". He loosens his collar, then asks, "Tell me about your trip to Paris", but Josette replies, "No, first I'd like to meet your family, then see your estate". Barnabas tells her, "I'll treat you to the grand tour. After one more kiss!" They kiss again.

In her room, Angelique says to herself, "The moment has come, Barnabas! I wish I could see the look on your face when you feel the pain! I wish I could see the look on Josette's face when she sees what's happening to you!" She pulls the handkerchief tight.

In the living room, Barnabas suddenly grabs his throat in pain. Josette asks, "Barnabas, what is it?" Barnabas gasps, "I don't know, I can't breathe! I feel as if something were choking me! Help me, Josette! The room is getting dark, you've got to help me!" He lets out a choked scream, "Ahhhhhhh!" and collapses onto the floor. Josette screams, "Barnabas!"

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Episode 371
(COL 4/DISK 4 #10)
1795

Tape Date: November 17, 1967
Air Date: November 27, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 160
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette du Prés
Lara Parker as Angelique
Peter Murphy as Dr. Thornton
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time in the Great House on the Collinwood estate is held in suspension. Before it can go forward again, we must await the outcome of one person's perilous journey into the past; back to the year 1795. There, in the old Collins mansion, a strange, disenchanted and evil young girl has planned the destruction of Barnabas Collins.

Jeremiah comes running downstairs. He asks, "Miss DuPres, what happened?" Josette replies, "He said he was choking!" Jeremiah loosens Barnabas' collar and asks, "Is that any better?", but Barnabas seems unable to answer. Vicki comes running down and asks, "What happened?" Josette recounts what happened. Jeremiah asks, "Did he say what happened?" Josette replies, "Only that the room was getting dark" and asks, "Mr. Collins, what's wrong with him?! Is he going to get well again?" Jeremiah says, "I'm taking him up to his room. I've got to get a doctor!" and starts taking Barnabas upstairs. Josette says, "I've got to be near him!" and goes up too. Jeremiah takes Barnabas up to his room and puts him in his bed. Josette and Vicki come in. Vicki asks, "Has anything like this ever happened to him before?" Jeremiah replies, "He's never had a sick day in his life! I've got to go get a doctor!" Josette begs, "Please hurry, Mr. Collin, please hurry!"

 

In her room, Angelique pulls on the
ends of the handkerchief around
the toy soldier's throat and smiles...

Jeremiah is pacing nervously in the living room. Dr. Thornton comes down the stairs. Jeremiah asks, "Well?" Dr. Thornton replies, "Mr. Collins, I don't know what to tell you..." Jeremiah suggests, "Tell me what's wrong with him". Dr. Thornton replies, "Nothing's wrong with him. Physically, he's a sound as any man could be". Jeremiah asks, "Then what's choking him?" Dr. Thornton replies, "Nothing". Jeremiah asks, "Are you telling me he's NOT sick?" The doctor replies, "No, he is sick, but I can't find any medical reason for it. He can't go on like this much longer. You said it struck suddenly. Perhaps he might recover just as suddenly." The doctor leaves. Vicki, who's just come into the room, tells Jeremiah, "Mr. Collins, no matter what that doctor just said to you, your nephew will be all right." Jeremiah asks, "How do you know that?" Vicki says, "Because it didn't...because it can't happen! Nothing's going to happen to Barnabas Collins. He's going to be all right. There's something that's been puzzling me, though. The way you held him, the way you tried to soothe his pain, you showed great affection for him." Jeremiah asks, "That surprises you? Why?" Vicki replies, "I was under the impression you two weren't very close." Jeremiah gets very angry, and asks Vicki how she could form such an opinion when she hardly knows them. He tells her, "We're as close as brothers!" He calms down and apologizes for his outburst, attributing it to worry over Barnabas, adding, "There's so much I want to do for him, but I don't know what to do..."

Josette is kneeling beside Barnabas' bedside, telling him, "You must get well again, you must..." Angelique, who's just come into the room, smiles, then says, "Mademoiselle, I heard that something is wrong with Mr. Barnabas!" Josette says, "Angelique, we don't know what to do for him! Not even the doctor knows!" Angelique asks, "There was nothing he could do?" Josette replies, "Nothing!" Angelique says, "I do not understand". Josette explains, "The doctor examined him and said there was nothing wrong with him physically, but even I can see he's in pain! We've tried everything, but nothing seems to help. I was praying when you came in..." Angelique interrupts, "Mademoiselle, if you are going to pray, you should have the medallion of St. Pierre with you!" Josette replies, "I have it in my luggage. I'll get it. I'll be able to find it much faster than you!" and leaves.

Angelique looks down on Barnabas and thinks to herself, "Poor Barnabas, no on knows what's wrong with you, no one but I. You are such a foolish man. Perhaps you will learn from this, after you have suffered enough. Perhaps you will feel differently about me. You look so pathetic, but you have no one but yourself to blame for that." She asks Barnabas, "Do you have anything to say to me, Barnabas?", but finds that Barnabas can't speak. She massages his throat and asks, "Is that better? Have you anything to say to me?" Barnabas gasps, "Help me!" Angelique sarcastically asks, "But how can I help you? I am only a servant, and last night, I was not even worthy of you!" Barnabas says, "I'm going to die..." Angelique exclaims, "NO!" Barnabas continues, "There's very little time left. Death is all around me! Do something, help me! Help me!" Angelique thinks to herself, "I do not want you to die! I love you, Barnabas. If you die, I will have no one! I don't want to lose you!" Josette returns with the medallion of St. Pierre. Barnabas says, "Josette, I'm going to die, very soon. I can feel it happening, Josette." Josette says, "No! That's not true! You're getting better! Just a moment ago, you couldn't even speak!" Angelique leaves. She goes to her room.

In her room, Angelique tries to untie the handkerchief knotted around the toy soldier's throat, but finds that she cannot. She exclaims, "What's the matter with it? I do not remember tying it so tight! I must get it loose, before it's too late! A knife! Yes!" She runs around the room, looking for a knife, but cannot find one. She returns to the doll and frantically tries to untie the handkerchief again. This time, she succeeds.

In Barnabas' room, Barnabas suddenly recovers and exclaims, "It's gone, Josette! Whatever it was, it's gone! I feel just as I did before it happened!" Josette rejoices, "It's over! It's all over! I'm so happy!" Jeremiah comes into the room. Josette exclaims, "Mr. Collins, he's recovered!" Jeremiah asks, "How did it happen?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know. A minute ago, it just stopped." Jeremiah remarks, "The doctor said it might stop suddenly". Barnabas remarks, "This has been the most frightening experience of my life. I was no more than a minute from death. I could feel it close to me, telling me my time had come..."

In Angelique's room, Angelique talks to the toy soldier, "How foolish of me, little soldier, how very foolish of me. If Barnabas had died, what would I have? Nothing! I must find some other way, a means of preventing his marriage to Josette, while keeping him alive. Then he shall turn to me, and I shall be his. I shall be his!"

 

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Episode 372
(COL 5/DISK 1 #1)
1795

Tape Date: November 21, 1967
Air Date: November 28, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 161
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time stands still at Collinwood, for one girl has taken a mysterious and dangerous journey into the past. A house she knew as old and deserted is now her home and the home of the Collins family, and under its roof--unseen by all--a dangerous game of intrigue and terror is being played out.

A man kneeling down in front of the fireplace in the living room of the old house, cleaning it. Vicki comes into the room and asks, "Have you seen Sarah?" The man, his back to the room and his face unseen, replies, without turning, "She ain't here". Vicki asks, "Do you know where she might be?" The man replies, "No". Vicki introduces herself, "We haven't met yet. I'm Victoria Winters" The man turns and asks, "The new governess?" Vicki is shocked to see who it appears to be and screams, "Matthew! Matthew Morgan!" The man (Thayer David) asks, "Why are you looking at me like that?" Vicki screams in terror, "Please don't come near me! Please stay away from me! Please stay away! Please stay away!" The man grabs Vicki and tries to quiet her down, but Vicki continues to shout, "No, please, Matthew! Leave me alone!" Joshua, hearing the commotion, comes into the room and shouts, "Stokes! What are you doing? Let go of Miss Winters at once!" Stokes lets Vicki go. Joshua looks at the man and demands, "Now I want an explanation from you!" Stokes replies, "I didn't do nothing. We were talking, and she suddenly started screaming. I didn't do nothing!" Vicki explains, "He didn't do anything. He just looks like someone I knew a long time ago who frightened me", but Joshua says, "That's very kind of you, Miss Winters, but Stokes must be punished". Vicki asks, "Why? He didn't do anything". Joshua replies, "Because I've told him many times before he's not to talk to any woman in this house". Vicki protests, "But I started the conversation", but Joshua tells her, "It doesn't matter. He must be punished". Vicki protests, "But that's not fair", but Joshua tells her, "I decide what's fair and what's not fair in this house. Now Stokes. The holiday you were to have tomorrow is now cancelled". Stokes meekly mutters, "Yes". Joshua asks, "Yes, who?" Stokes replies, "Yes, Mr. Collins". Joshua finally tells him, "All right. You may go." Stokes leaves. Vicki begs, "Mr. Collins, I wish you would reconsider", but Joshua sternly replies, "Once I make a decision, I never reconsider". Vicki protests, "But it was my fault", but Joshua tells her, "You don't understand. Stokes is a hardened criminal. He came from a prison in Salem. He's indentured here for the rest of his sentence. He's strong, and I need strong men to clear the property..." Vicki asks, "What was his crime?" Joshua answers, "He broke into a farmhouse and ransacked it. He claimed he was returning from the war and was starving and cold". Vicki remarks, "Maybe he was telling the truth". Joshua says, "You sound just like Barnabas and Jeremiah. I don't know where they got their sentimental streaks from..." He continues, "We're expecting visitors. Cousin Millicent and her brother Daniel. Please help prepare for their arrival." Vicki asks, "How long are they staying?" Joshua replies, "At least till the wedding. Perhaps longer. Ever since she and Jeremiah were children, they've been intended for one another. Perhaps there will be two weddings instead of one". Vicki exclaims, "But Millicent never married!" Joshua, puzzled, asks, "Why do you say that?" Vicki tries to explain, "Oh, I was talking about a character named Millicent I read about in a book". Joshua remarks, "You have the habit of saying the strangest things, Miss Winters". Vicki excuses herself, "I think Sarah needs me" and leaves.

Angelique is in the woods, looking around. Suddenly, she exclaims, "Ah! There it is! I was certain it grew around here!" She starts to pick leaves from a tree and put them into a little basket she's carrying. Suddenly, a voice shouts, "What are you doing?" She turns. It's Stokes. Angelique replies, "I was just gathering some herbs". Stokes asks, "What are you going to do with this stuff?" Angelique replies, "Miss DuPres likes a special salad made with herbs. I was going to surprise her". Stokes asks, "Do you know what you have there?" Angelique replies, "Bay leaves" Stokes exclaims, "Bay leaves?! It's deadly nightshade! Enough of that will kill a man!" Angelique, looking shocked, dumps the contents of her basket onto the ground, and says, "Thanks". Stokes warns her, "You've got to be careful in these woods". He turns to leave. Angelique asks, "Where are you going?" Stokes replies, "I have work to do". Angelique protests, "But I haven't had the chance to thank you. I'm Angelique". Stokes remarks, "I've seen you around. You're the maid of Miss DuPres" and introduces himself, "I'm Ben Stokes". Angelique remarks, "I saw you out my window. You were lifting a carriage out of a hole, all by yourself. You're very strong". Ben, looking embarrassed, replies, "I get by. Why do you want to talk to me? I shouldn't be talking to you. I'll be punished if anyone sees me talking to you. Whipped, probably". Angelique asks, "Why?" Ben replies, "Mr. Collins says I'm not to talk to any woman in the house." Angelique says, "That's cruel". Ben replies, "Mr. Collins is more than cruel. One day...!!! I've got work to do". Angelique says, "I hope we can talk again some time." Ben asks, "Why? Most women just pass me by". Angelique replies, "I like talking to you. Don't be embarrassed!" Ben says, "I've got to go". Angelique asks, "Oh, you won't tell anyone you saw me picking these leaves, will you? I don't want anyone to know what a mistake I almost made". Ben promises, "I won't tell no one nothing" and leaves. After he's out of sight, Angelique kneels down, picks up the leaves she had picked and puts them back into the basket...

There's a knock at the door to Angelique. A voice calls, "Angelique?" Angelique not being inside, there is no answer. The door opens. Vicki comes in. She sees the toy soldier and handkerchief lying on a table. She examines them, a puzzled look on her face. She looks around the room. Angelique returns and says, "Oh! Miss Winters!" Vicki apologizes, "I'm sorry if I startled you." Angelique replies, "It's all right. What do you want?" Vicki tells her, "Miss DuPres was looking for you". Angelique explains, "It was such a nice day, I took a walk in the woods. Thank you for delivering the message". Vicki picks up the toy soldier and asks, "By the way, what is this doing here?" Angelique asks, "What is it?" Vicki replies, "A toy soldier. It belonged to Barnabas Collins when he was a boy. It should be on a shelf in the nursery. What's it doing here?" Angelique lies, "I don't know. Perhaps Sarah left it here". Vicki asks, "Sarah comes here to play?" Angelique replies, "She has several times". Vicki picks up the handkerchief and asks, "Did she leave this too? It's Barnabas Collins'" Angelique asks, "How do you know?" Vicki replies, "It has his monogram on it". Angelique lies, "I don't know". Vicki remarks, "She shouldn't take things. I'm going to scold her about this". Angelique exclaims, "No! That would be too harsh!" Vicki says, "All right, I'll just talk to her, then". Angelique begs, "No, don't do that either!" Vicki asks, "What's your objection?" Angelique says, "I have a confession to make. I don't want you to scold Sarah because she might stop coming to play here if you did. She might think I told you. I'd be miserable". Vicki agrees not to talk to Sarah about the doll and the handkerchief and leaves. Angelique thinks to herself, "That was close! Too close! I've got to find someone to help me, to work for me, to keep suspicion away from me. But who? I know!"

Kneeling in front of the fireplace in her room, Angelique opens a series of bottles and pours various powders into a mortar, then takes a pestle and grinds them up. She then opens what looks like a Mason jar and pours some amber liquid into the mortar, swirls it around, then pours the contents into a goblet.

Vicki is walking around outside the house. She comes upon Ben Stokes, who is sitting on the stump of a tree, holding an ax and looking very tired. She tells him, "Ben, I was looking for you. I want to apologize for getting you into trouble this morning. I didn't mean for it to happen. I know you were looking forward to that holiday very much", but Ben says, "Mr. Collins would have found another way to take it away." Vicki starts to say, "I know he's strict..." Ben interrupts, "Strict?! Mean's the word for it! He's so mean that some days I want to reach out for his throat with both hands and.." He buries the ax in the tree stump in anger.

In her room, Angelique chants, "Ben Stokes, you are going to come to me, Ben Stokes..."

In the woods, Ben starts to act strangely. Vicki asks, "What's the matter?" Ben replies, "I don't know, I'm feeling strange. You'd better go now." Vicki asks, "Are you all right?" Ben replies, "Yes, I just want you to go away. If anyone catches me talking to you, I'll be in more trouble." Vicki leaves. Ben suddenly hears a voice call "Ben Stokes!" He asks, "Who's calling me? Who's there?" A ghostly figure of Angelique appears and says, "Come to me, I want you to come to me!" Ben asks, "Who are you?" The ghostly figure replies, "Come to me! Come to me!" and fades away.

Ben goes to Angelique's room and knocks on the door. Angelique shouts, "Come in!" Ben opens the door and goes in. Angelique greets him, "Hello!" Ben, looking puzzled, remarks, "I don't know what I'm doing here". Angelique replies, "You are here because I wanted you to come here. Didn't you here me calling you?" Ben, misinterpreting the situation and thinking Angelique wants him for amorous reasons, tries to embrace her, but Angelique pulls away and says, "No! Later! First, I want you to drink this!" She holds up the goblet of the liquid she prepared earlier. Ben asks, "What's in it?" Angelique replies, "Never mind. Just drink it". Ben, filled with lust, asks, "And after that?" Angelique replies, "We shall see!" Ben gulps the potion down and asks, "What now?" Angelique asks, "How do you feel?" Ben replies, "Strange!" Angelique explains, "That's because you have no longer have any will of your own! My will is your will! You shall do what I tell you to do! You shall be my slave!"

 

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Episode 373
(COL 5/DISK 1 #2)
1795

Tape Date: November 22, 1967
Air Date: November 29, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 162
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Lara Parker as Angelique
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time has been suspended at Collinwood while one woman makes an uncertain, frightening journey to the past -- back to the year 1795. Back to the secrets which have brought so much horror and grief to the great house and those who inhabit it.

Angelique continues, "Yours is the hand I will use when mine is too small, yours it the arm I will use when mine is too weak. You know the forest near here? You must go there and get a spider's web from an oak tree. You must be very careful. Not a single strand of the web can be broken." Ben protests, "I can't. Mr. Collins...", but Angelique tells him, "Mr. Collins is not your master anymore. I am! You must hurry! I must begin my work!"

Ben returns with a forked branch from an oak tree. In the fork is a spider's web. He asks, "What do you want it for?" Angelique replies, "It will be a dress". Ben exclaims, "I'd like to see you walking around here in it!" Angelique, irritated, replies, "It's not for me!". She takes out a headless brown doll and explains, "This will be Josette, with her handkerchief for a dress, and a lock of her beloved's hair for a belt". Ben asks, "How are you going to get a lock of Mister Barnabas' hair?" Angelique replies, "Not Barnabas, Jeremiah". Ben laughs, "HAHAHA! Josette is going to marry Mr. Barnabas, not Mr. Jeremiah!". Angelique says, "I don't think he'll want her. What does a man most hate in a woman? Unfaithfulness! When he sees Josette with Jeremiah, he'll come running to me!" Ben, shocked, says, "I can't let you do anything to harm Mr. Barnabas! I'll tell!!!" Angelique warns him, "If you do, I'll cause you to lose your voice!" Ben exclaims, "You're a witch!" Angelique replies, "And you are my helper!"

Jeremiah sees Ben lugging more luggage in through the front doors and asks, "More arrivals?" Ben answers, "Yes" Jeremiah asks, "Who?" Ben replies, "I don't know their names". Ben continues to struggle with the heavy luggage and nearly drops a suitcase. Joshua, who's coming down the stair, sternly warns him, "Be careful with Millicent's things!" Joshua comes downstairs, and Ben lugs the luggage upstairs. Joshua hints to Jeremiah about his plans for him to marry Millicent, noting, "Her real estate holdings in New York have increased in value tremendously in the five years since her parents died in that accident". Millicent (Nancy Barrett) comes downstairs. Joshua introduces her and Jeremiah to one another. Jeremiah is somewhat rude to Millicent. Vicki comes downstairs. Joshua starts to say, "Miss Winters, I'd like to introduce you to cousin Millicent...", but Vicki suddenly exclaims, "Carolyn!" Millicent, puzzled, asks, "Did you say something?" Vicki replies, "No, it's just that you look so much like someone I knew a long time ago, so very, very long ago".

Jeremiah and Vicki are alone in the living room, Joshua and Millicent having left. Jeremiah remarks, "You must be pleased. That was very encouraging a few minutes ago" Vicki asks, "What?" Jeremiah explains, "Your confusing Cousin Millicent with someone you knew a few minutes ago. Your memory must be coming back". Vicki says, "I still don't know why I'm here, but I think it's for a purpose". Jeremiah suggests, "To educate Sarah". Vicki replies, "No, I think it's something other than that. I think I'm here to change things". Jeremiah remarks, "We've only known each other for a few days, but I've got the strange feeling we've known each other in some other time, so other place". Vicki remarks that he sounds like a romantic. Jeremiah replies, "No, I'm a realist". He gripes about Joshua's unrealistic plans for him to marry Millicent, about how Joshua tries to run his life for him all the time. He vows, "But this time, he will not get his way!" Vicki remarks, "No, he will not. She will never marry". Jeremiah remarks, "Miss Winter, you say the strangest things!" Joshua comes into the room. Seeing Vicki there, he sternly tells her, "Still here, Miss Winters? It's past Sarah's bedtime. Now that Daniel is here, your duties will include him, too. You will have very little free time for yourself". Vicki leaves to put Sarah to bed as ordered. Jeremiah complains to Joshua, "You were very rude to her!" Joshua retorts, "And you were very rude to Cousin Millicent this morning!" They start arguing about marrying Millicent again. Joshua asks, "I don't know how you can let Millicent's fortune escape us! I see we cannot discuss this tonight!" Jeremiah adds, "Or ever!" Joshua says, "I hope that in time you can come to view Millicent with an open mind. Her visit will be an extended one". Jeremiah remarks, "You never give up, do you?"

In Angelique's room, Angelique takes a hat out of a box, puts it on, and admires herself in a mirror. There's a knock at the door. It's Ben. She lets him in and asks, "How do you like my new hat, Ben?" Ben remarks, "It doesn't go with the rest of you". Angelique replies, "Then I'll change the rest of me! Everything from Paris for me!" Ben accusingly says, "You stole that hat from Miss Josette, didn't you?" Angelique replies, "She has lots of hats. She'll never miss it". She looks at the mug Ben is holding and asks, "That's Jeremiah's toddy, isn't it?" Ben answers, "Yes". Angelique opens a vial and pours some kind of liquid into it. Ben asks, "That'll just put him to sleep, won't it?" Angelique replies, "Yes, it'll just put him to sleep". Ben asks, "It won't taste any different, will it? Mr. Jeremiah is mighty particular about his toddy". Angelique assures him, "It won't. You know what to do after he's asleep". Ben replies, "Yes. I wish YOU could do it, though" Angelique protests, "A lady can't do that! And I am almost a lady! I've been watching Josette. My table manners are as good as hers, and I can tell the finest silk, and not by looking at the price tag, either..."

Ben brings Jeremiah's toddy to his room and announces, "Your toddy, Sir". Jeremiah replies, "Just put it down". Ben does so and waits. Jeremiah asks, "Yes, Ben?" Ben replies, "Your toddy, Sir, is it all right?" Jeremiah takes a sip and replies, "Yes, it's fine, thank you".

Angelique, in her room, starts to cast a spell. She puts a woman's handkerchief over the doll like a dress and remarks in a sarcastic voice, "Yes, Mademoiselle Josette, no, Mademoiselle Josette! She thinks she orders me, and she does, but only in her room. But in this room, I order her! She can tell me to wash her laundry and make her bed, but I am making a life for her, a life she'll loathe so much, there'll be only one thing she'll be able to do! I am waiting for you, Ben. Bring me what I need now!"

Jeremiah is sleeping peacefully in bed. Ben sneaks into his room, steals a ring from his hand, then snips a lock of hair from his head...

Angelique has the ring and the lock of Jeremiah's hair, which Ben has given her. She rubs the lock of hair on the inside of the ring and remarks, "Oil from the ring, oil from his skin, will bind his hair into a belt for the cobweb of love. The cobweb of love will trap you, Josette, and the strength of the web will be as iron!" She puts the cobweb over the doll, then ties it securely with the lock of Jeremiah's hair and announces, "There! It's done! Josette loves Jeremiah! Josette loves Jeremiah! Josette loves Jeremiah!"

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Episode 374
(COL 5/DISK 1 #3)
1795

Tape Date: November 24, 1967
Air Date: November 30, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 163
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette du Prés
Lara Parker as Angelique

Time has been suspended at Collinwood while one woman makes an uncertain, frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. And the secrets, those too terrifying to be written in a family history, are finally being made known.

Ben is cleaning the fireplace in the room which will later become known as "Josette's room". Angelique comes in and asks, "Has Miss Josette gone downstairs?", then remarks, "What a lovely room. She says it's going to be theirs, hers and Barnabas''". Ben replies, "It is". Angelique announces, "It won't be". Ben tells her, "She's decided. Once a woman decides something, it happens". Angelique replies, "Well, I am a woman, and I have decided. They will never be together in this room! I am foretelling the future, just like the Countess, and I don't even need cards to do it!"  Angelique puts something into one of Josette's cologne bottles. Ben asks, "Putting something in Miss Josette's cologne?" Angelique replies, "Not cologne, rose water. Men have always liked Josette, but until your Master Barnabas came along, she didn't want any of them. Now she will learn! This will make her love someone who doesn't want her, someone who will go to Barnabas and tell him!"

Jeremiah and Barnabas are at the foot of the stairs. They are arguing vociferously about Barnabas' being out of bed already in spite of the doctor's orders that he rest in bed a week more. Barnabas insists he feels fine. They continue to argue. Josette walks into the living room and, seeing her, Barnabas says, "But how can I stay in my room with Josette here? Where's our first wedding present? I've heard that it's arrived". Jeremiah tells him, "Open it, but go back to bed immediately afterwards!" and leaves. Josette tells Barnabas that she didn't like seeing Jeremiah ordering him about, but Barnabas explains, "He's only doing it because he cares for me. He's my best friend. What do you think of him?" Josette replies, "I've never thought much about him." Barnabas suggests, "Let's go look at our first present". They go into the living room. Sitting on a table is a gift box. Barnabas asks, "What do you think it is?" Josette playfully guesses, "A pitcher!" Barnabas asks, "Silver or glass?" Josette replies, "Silver!" Barnabas says, "I think you're wrong. I think it's a globe. A globe of the world." Josette opens the box and screams, "AHHHH!" Barnabas asks, "What's wrong?" Josette drops the box onto the floor. A skull in a black wig rolls out. Josette asks, "Who could've sent us such a thing?! Who could hate us so much?" Barnabas vows, "I'll find out! Someone must have brought it in here. It couldn't have just appeared!" Barnabas calls for Ben and asks him who brought the box into the living room. Ben replies, "I don't know. It was already here when I came in the morning". Barnabas angrily vows to find out who sent it and asks Ben to help him. Ben asks, "How?" Barnabas replies, "You're the strongest man around. Someone must really hate us to have sent us such a thing. When Josette goes into the village, I want you to accompany her." Ben protests, "But Mr. Collins has things for me to do..." Barnabas replies, "Don't worry. I'll talk to him. When Josette and I are married, I will ask father to let you stay with Miss Josette and me in this house. I don't see why you can't serve the rest of your sentence with us". Ben is overjoyed and says, "There's something I've got to tell you. You've been better to me than anyone. I don't know anything about that box, but there are other things..." Suddenly, he stops talking and lets out a choked, "Ahhh!" Barnabas asks, "What's the matter, Ben?" Josette exclaims,, "He's choking!" Ben runs off.

Angelique is making the bed in her room. Ben comes running in. Angelique asks, "Why, what's wrong, Ben?" Ben doesn't answer. Angelique says, "So, you tried to tell Josette and Barnabas! I warned you! I warned you about what would happen! You may be in another room, Ben, but you can't escape me!" Ben, angry, holds his hands up and starts to approach Angelique, obviously intent on strangling her, but Angelique casts a spell causing him to become immobile and stops him in his tracks. She tells him, "You can never harm me! I have too many powers! If I let you move, will you promise not to harm me? If I let you speak, will you promise never to tell anyone?" Ben nods with what little power of movement he still has. Angelique releases him and says, "I'm waiting for your promise, Ben." Ben meekly says, "I promise." Angelique asks, "Promise what?" Ben replies, "Never to harm you, and never to tell anyone". Angelique sarcastically remarks, "Sweet Ben!"

Barnabas is talking with Jeremiah about the horrible present. Jeremiah promises, "I'll find out. It could've been some malcontent at the shipyard, or someone from the village who resents Joshua's success." Barnabas remarks, I don't think so. I think it was someone in this house." Angelique, nearby, hears this. Jeremiah asks, "A servant?" Angelique comes into the room and tells Barnabas she has a message for him. Jeremiah leaves. Angelique tells Barnabas, "Miss Josette says she's not up to seeing the new house today. She'll see you at dinner". Barnabas shows her the box and asks, "Do you know anything about this?" Angelique asks, "What?" Barnabas tells her, "Look inside". Angelique does so, sees the skull and screams, "AHHHH!" Barnabas explains, "It's a present from someone who does not approve of my marriage" and asks, "Was it you?" Angelique replies, "No! I would never do such a thing! I would never do anything to hurt you!" and runs off.

Ben returns to the living room. Barnabas says, "I don't understand how you lost your voice. Where did you go? What did you do?" Ben just replies, "I'm all right now." Barnabas says, "It's important, if you know anything about anyone who has anything against me or Josette, tell me". Ben replies, "It was just a feeling I had. Some folks around here hate the Collins family. They lump you all together. They don't know you're different". Barnabas asks, "Anyone in particular?" Ben replies, "No, just folks". Barnabas tells Ben, "Ben, I meant what I said about you staying here with us." Ben replies, "I hope it happens". Barnabas replies, "It will as soon as Josette and I are married. And nothing will stop that, Ben!"

Josette is in her room, lying in bed. Angelique asks her, "Is your headache feeling better? You never had headaches in Martinique. Let me massage your forehead. I always do this when the Countess has a headache. She says I have magic fingers. Close your eyes...". Josette closes her eyes. Angelique moistens her fingers in the rosewater she had drugged earlier, and starts to massage Josette's forehead. Josette asks, "Have you ever been in love, Angelique?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Josette asks, "Someone in Martinique?" Angelique replies, "Someone I met in Martinique." Josette asks, "Are you planning to marry him?" Angelique answers, "He does not love me. Yet". She finishes the massage and asks, "Headache gone?" Josette replies, "Yes. I feel different". Angelique tells her, "Lie there for awhile. You will be astonished at how different you will feel!".

Jeremiah is in his room drinking another toddy. There's a knock at the door. Jeremiah asks, "Who is it?", but the person does not answer and just continues to knock. Jeremiah goes and opens the doors and is surprised to see who it is. He exclaims, "Josette!" Josette comes in and says, "I had to see you!" Jeremiah asks, "Has something happened to Barnabas? What's wrong?" Josette replies, "Nothing! Now that I am here, I'm sure you know why I came." Jeremiah replies, "I do not." Josette tells him, "Ever since I have been in this house, I have wanted to be alone with you!" She grabs him and embraces him and says, "I love you!". Jeremiah, shocked, pushes her away and exclaims, "No you don't! You love Barnabas!" Josette, apparently shocked at what she's just done, gasps, "Oh!" covers her mouth with her hands, and runs from the room.

Josette runs back to her room. Angelique asks, "Mademoiselle, where have you been? Mademoiselle, tell me what happened!", but Josette just replies, "I want to be alone! I have to be alone!" and throws herself onto the bed face down, very distraught. Angelique turns to leave as ordered. Just as she is going out the door, she looks back at the distraught Josette and smiles evilly...

 

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