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Episode 375
(COL 5/DISK 1 #4)
1795

Tape Date: November 28, 1967
Air Date: December 1, 1967 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 164
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
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. For the loves and hatreds which were born then in this house have never died.

The next morning, Jeremiah is in the living room of the Old House, agonizing over how to tell Barnabas about what has happened, "How can I go to Barnabas? How could I tell him? But he should know that she isn't as innocent as she seems! She came to my room last night and said she wanted me!" Angelique comes down the stairs into the living room and, hearing Jeremiah talking to himself, asks, "I be your pardon, Sir? Are you all right?" Jeremiah answers, "I'm perfectly all right, Angelique. How is Josette?" Angelique tells him, "Quite well, Sir". Jeremiah asks, "Is she happy here? Does the climate agree with her? Last night, she seemed to be acting somewhat strangely to me". Angelique replies, "She seems normal to me. She's exactly as she was at home". Jeremiah remarks, "I see". He excuses Angelique and she leaves. Jeremiah thinks to himself, "Then she has fooled him completely from the beginning! I must tell him now!".

Barnabas is in a room with Ben Stokes, teaching him how to write. Ben is sitting at a small desk writing something with a quill pen. Barnabas tells him, "Your P's look like Q's". Ben grumbles, "I don't know why they put them one after the other. It makes it so difficult!". Barnabas assures him, "It'll be easy once you learn them". Ben jokes, "IF I ever learn them! I don't think I'll ever need to write a word that has a q anyway!". Jeremiah enters the room and asks to speak to Barnabas. Ben, happy to be given a respite in his writing lessons, jokes, "Writing is hard! I don't know how children ever learn to do it!" and leaves. Barnabas asks, "Yes, Jeremiah, is something wrong?" Jeremiah replies, "It's Josette". Barnabas asks, "Josette?? What's happened to her? Has she had an accident?" Jeremiah quickly replies, "No!". Barnabas remarks, "You frightened me!". Jeremiah asks, "You love her very much, don't you?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. She is very beautiful. But it isn't only the way she looks. Have you ever listened to her speak? There is such respect in her. There's only one question I have about her. Why she chose me". Jeremiah remarks, "Perhaps you don't know Josette as well as you think you do". Barnabas asks, "Don't you like Josette?" Jeremiah replies, "Yes, very much". Barnabas asks, "And does she like you?" Jeremiah pauses, then says, "Yes". Barnabas, looking relieved, says, "Good. I very much wanted you two to be friends. At first, I was afraid she might be jealous of the influence you have over me. But she does not know what a friend you've been to me. But she will. Aren't I lucky, Jeremiah?" Jeremiah replies, "Yes". Barnabas continues, "I trust her, and she trusts me. No one will ever come between the two of us". Jeremiah mutters, "And no one will! Not if I can help it!".

Later, Ben is in the living room tending the fire place. Seeing that nothing has happened, Angelique grumbles, "I'm certain that Jeremiah hasn't told Barnabas!" Ben asks, "Do you want him to?" Angelique replies, "There's no point in having Josette going to Jeremiah's room if he doesn't tell Barnabas about it!" Ben explains, "He's not like that". Angelique asks, "Jeremiah usually goes to bed very early, doesn't he?" Ben replies, "Yes, he works a hard day". Angelique asks, "And you usually take a toddy to him before he goes to bed, don't you?" Ben replies, "Aye. Sometimes, he has one downstairs with Mr. Barnabas". Angelique announces, "Tonight you will make certain he drinks a very special toddy. I will give you something to put in it." Ben protests, "I can't! If I'm caught, they'll send me back to prison!", but Angelique tells him, "You must! Do you remember what happened to you last time you disobeyed me?" Ben says, "I couldn't talk". Angelique warns him, "The next time you disobey me, it'll be much worse". Ben protests, "I can't hurt Jeremiah!" Angelique replies, "You won't be hurting him. Most gentlemen men enjoy falling in love. I felt sorry for Josette last night. Now she knows what it feels like to love someone who does not love you. I'll give you the drugs to put in his drink tonight. Don't be afraid, Ben. You have only one person to be afraid of". Ben remarks, "Aye, and that's YOU!"

Josette comes in through the front doors. Jeremiah is there. Josette sees him and tries to "flee", but Jeremiah says, "Please, wait!" Josette exclaims, "I can't talk to you!" Jeremiah insists, "You must!". Josette tells him, "I couldn't sleep all night! I got up at dawn and I've been walking in the forest ever since. I've never done anything like that before!" Jeremiah tells her, "I hope not. I went to Barnabas this morning to tell him, but I couldn't." Josette says, "I don't understand it. I love Barnabas". Jeremiah tells her, "Then you must be true to him". Josette insists, "I am true to him". Jeremiah asks, "Then you have no explanation for what happened last night?" Josette replies, "No." Jeremiah tells her, "You must not hurt Barnabas". Josette replies, "I'd kill myself before I did that!"

Later, Josette comes downstairs. Natalie is in the living room. Natalie asks, "Where have you been?" Josette replies, "In my room". Natalie tells her, "Mrs. Collins was very upset you missed lunch. These Northerners know nothing about preparing fish. They don't use wine. Mrs. Collins says it's against her cook's religion. But the fact that the food is inedible is no excuse for you to miss lunch". Josette asks, "Aunt Natalie, you must do me a favor". Natalie asks, "What can I do for you?" Josette tells her, "I was supposed to go into town with Barnabas today about some cabinetwork we've ordered. Can you go for me?" Natalie asks, "Why?" Josette replies, "I just don't feel like it." Natalie tells her, "But you'll have to live with that cabinetwork for the rest of your life", but Josette just says, "I'm sure if you like it, I sure I'll like it". Natalie asks, "Are you getting afraid?" Josette asks, "Of what?" Natalie replies, "Of getting married. Of the new family. I'd be afraid. All brides are. Five minutes with Mr. Joshua Collins would be enough to make me get back in the carriage and leave immediately". Josette remarks, "He's not that bad". Natalie remarks, "Jeremiah is a very nice man, though. And quite handsome, too, don't you think so?" Josette exclaims, "No!" Natalie remarks, "He is. You just don't notice it because you have eyes only for Barnabas. Barnabas comes down into the room and jokes, "Josette DuPres! I haven't seen you all day! Is this any indication of the kind of life we're going to lead after we're married?" Josette runs upstairs, upset. Barnabas asks, "What's wrong?" Natalie replies, "She's just nervous. All brides are. Leave her alone". Barnabas begs, "Go to her, talk to her!", but Natalie replies, "I would. If only I knew what to say..." Natalie and Barnabas are in the living room. Barnabas, worried, wonders out loud, "Why didn't she come down to dinner?" Jeremiah comes into the room. Natalie tells him, "Ah, Jeremiah. I was trying to amuse Barnabas, with no success."

In the hallway behind the door to the left of the fireplace, Angelique intercepts Ben, who's carrying a tray bearing the makings for hot toddy. She gives him a vial and tells him, "Here it it. Just put it in his drink". Ben comes into the living room with the tray and announces, "Your toddy, Mr. Jeremiah". Jeremiah replies, "Thank you. Don't make it so strong tonight". Ben puts the tray on a table and makes the toddy, putting Angelique's drug in, unobserved. He gives the toddy to Jeremiah. After Jeremiah drinks it, Ben asks, "Another one?". Jeremiah replies, "No, one's fine, Ben". Ben takes the tray and leaves. Jeremiah excuses himself, saying he'd like to go out for a breath of fresh air. Barnabas thanks Natalie for trying to cheer him up and tells her, "If I loved Josette for no other reason, it would be because you are her aunt" and excuses himself to go up to bed. The clock on the mantel strikes 10:00.

Natalie is toying around with her Tarot cards. The clock on the mantel strikes 11:00. Natalie is surprised to see Josette come down the stairs and calls out, "Josette?" Josette replies, "I couldn't sleep." Natalie remarks, "Come. Let's have some herbal tea", but Josette replies, "No, I want to go out for a walk". Natalie asks, "Should you?" Josette replies, "I'm not a child, Natalie!" and goes out the front door. Looking concerned, Natalie puts on her cape and goes out too.

Jeremiah is in the gazebo. Josette comes. Jeremiah exclaims, "You've come!" Josette replies, "I had no choice". Jeremiah remarks, "Neither did I. I came here not knowing why, then I knew it was to wait for you". Josette asks, "What's happening to us?" Jeremiah replies, "I don't know, I just know that I love you". Josette tells him, "That's all I want to hear". They kiss. From behind some bushes, Natalie watches, a look of shock on her face.

 

 

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Episode 376
(COL 5/DISK 1 #5)
1795

Tape Date: November 27, 1967
Air Date: December 4, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 165
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
David Ford as André du Prés
Dorrie Kavanaugh as Josette du Prés

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. There, in the old Collins mansion, one person has set in motion an evil plan designed for revenge on an impending marriage.

It is the next morning. Natalie is pacing around nervously in the gazebo. Andre DuPres comes. He tells Natalie, "I got you message asking me to come here. I wish you hadn't sent that convict." Natalie explains, "There wasn't anyone else." Andre grumbles, "I hope you know I had to give up my morning ride to see you". Natalie tells him, "When you hear what I have to say, you'll be glad you didn't go riding. Andre, we are in the midst of a force of evil! There is someone in the Collins house, someone evil, someone who wants to prevent the marriage of Josette and Barnabas!" Andre asks, "Natalie, the Collins family has everything to gain from this marriage. Why would one of them want to prevent it?" Natalie replies, "I didn't say it was one of the Collins's. I said it was someone in the house". Andre asks, "Who?" Natalie replies, "I don't know yet". Andre remarks, "Your Tarot cards weren't specific enough, were they?" Natalie tells him, "I didn't get the information from the Tarot Cards". Andre asks, "Where did you get it?" She tells him, "I was witness to something last night" and recounts what she saw in the gazebo last night. Andre is shocked and exclaims, "I don't believe it! The very thought of it is absurd!" Natalie insists, "I saw it". Andre suggests, "It was dark. You probably didn't see clearly", but Natalie tells him, "I did. There was a full moon. I saw it clearly". Andre remarks, "It just doesn't make any sense. She just met him a few days ago". Natalie says, "I don't think she knows what she's doing. She had been acting very strange all day, as if she had been placed in a trance of some sort". Andre exclaims, "You don't seriously believe in this mumbo jumbo of yours!" Natalie replies, "There's no other explanation that makes any sense". Andre remarks, "That one doesn't make any sense either." Natalie says, "It's not like Josette to behave like this. I tell you, someone doesn't want the marriage to take place!" Andre asks, "Who?" Natalie replies, "That's what I intend to find out!" Andre vows, "I'll make sure what happened last night never happens again!"

At the old house, Naomi asks Jeremiah, "Why didn't you go to work today?" Jeremiah replies, "I didn't feel well when I got up. I'm all right now". Naomi observes, "You seem disturbed. Do you want to talk about it?", but Jeremiah replies, "It's not a problem that can be talked about. It's something I've got to work out myself". Andre DuPres comes in and asks, "Mr. Collins, I'd like to have a talk with you in private". Jeremiah says, "We can go into the study", but Natalie says, "No, I'll go upstairs and let you talk here" and goes upstairs. Jeremiah asks, "What do you want to talk to me about?" Andre replies, "About you and my daughter Josette". Jeremiah asks, "What about us?" Andre exclaims, "You know what I'm referring to!" Jeremiah asks, "How did you find out?" Andre replies, "That's beside the point. I want a full explanation for what happened last night!" Jeremiah answers, "I can't give you one. There is no explanation. I don't know why it happened. It just did". Andre asks, "Were you expecting her to come? Was the meeting pre-arranged?" Jeremiah replies, "No, that's the strange part". Andre says, "You embraced and kissed. Are you telling me that before last night, there was nothing between you?" Jeremiah replies, "No. Are you going to talk to Josette about this?" Andre answers, "I might not. It's up to you. I will not let Josette get involved in a scandal. What are you trying to do? Tear the family apart? Will you give me your word this will never happen again?" Jeremiah replies, "I'll do better! I'll promise never to be alone with Josette again!"

Natalie, outside the door of the old house, thinks to herself, "Josette DOES love Barnabas. Yet last night, she said she loved someone she hardly knows. Why? Because someone wants to tear Josette away from Barnabas. But who? That's what I have to find out before it's too late!"

She goes inside and finds Naomi standing in the living room holding her deck of Tarot cards and remarks, "Ah, you've found my Tarot cards. I've been looking all over for them". Naomi remarks, "You left them on the mantel". Natalie offers to show Naomi how they work. She deals them out onto the a table. Naomi asks, "Does each card have a different meaning?" Natalie explains, "No, the meaning of each card is related to the card it's near". Natalie looks at the cards and suddenly gasps, "Maybe we should do this some
other time". Naomi asks, "What's wrong?" Natalie gasps, "I never thought it could be this bad!" Naomi asks, "What?" Natalie replies, "I'm afraid my interpretation of the cards won't please you". Naomi presses her to tell her what they say. Finally, Natalie explains, "This card is the lovers. It is a very strong card. But it is inverted. This is the symbol of separation. Next to it is the death card. It symbolizes the end of the love between two people. And this card is the chariot, a very powerful symbol. It indicates that there will be a betrayal!" Naomi asks, "What kind of betrayal?", but Natalie refuses to go on. Naomi asks, "What else do you see?" Natalie replies, "Mrs. Collins, there is a force of evil in this house, someone who's trying to destroy the natural order of things!" Naomi says, "There's no one evil in this house!", but Natalie insists, "The cards say there is". Naomi remarks, "The cards are very interesting. Quite entertaining. In this case, I don't think what they say is true". Natalie asks, "Mrs. Collins, tell me about your governess. I understand she came to you under strange circumstances". Naomi exclaims, "Well now, you couldn't suspect her!" Natalie replies, "I don't suspect anyone. I was just curious about her". Naomi tells Natalie about Vicki's arrival, and the "strange, immodest" clothing she was wearing at the time. She asks Natalie "Are you suggesting there's something wrong with Miss Winters?" Natalie replies, "I'm not suggesting anything". Naomi asks, "Then why ask about her?" Natalie tells her, "The cards say there will soon be a disaster here". Naomi asks, "And you think this disaster will be caused by Miss Winters?" Natalie replies, "No, but I think it's worth thinking about".

Naomi is in bed sleeping. She has a dream. In it, Natalie's voice awakens her, saying, "Mrs. Collins! Mrs. Collins!" A vision of the inverted Lovers card appears floating in the air. The voice continues, "The cards never lie! The card of the lovers is inverted, the symbol of separation!" The card of the lovers disappears and is replaced by the card of death. The voice continues, "The death card, the symbol of the end of the love between two people!" The chariot card replaces the death card. The voice continues, "The chariot, a very powerful card. It is the sign of a betrayal!" Naomi gets up. The voice tells her, "Follow the card, Mrs. Collins, follow the chariot and see who will be betrayed!" The card floats over to the door. Naomi goes to the door and opens it. She sees Jeremiah walking down the hall. She calls out, "Jeremiah!", but he doesn't seem to hear her and just keeps walking. She calls out, "Where are you going so late? Why aren't you sleeping?", but he doesn't seem to hear and keeps walking. Naomi follows. Jeremiah goes downstairs into the living room. There, he meets a woman, embraces her, and kisses her. Naomi comes down and sees this. Naomi calls out loudly, "Jeremiah, who is that woman? Why don't you answer me?", but Jeremiah doesn't seem to hear her. The ghostly voice then tell her, "Wait, Mrs. Collins, and you will find out who will betray". Naomi looks and sees a symbol written on the woman's hand. The voice explains, "That is the sign of the devil. The woman is possessed by the devil. She will bring death and destruction into this house". Naomi demands, "Jeremiah, who is that woman?" Jeremiah replies, "Naomi, go back to your room!", but Naomi is insistent, "NO! Who is that woman?" She looks closely at the woman's arm and notices she has the forked mark of the devil on her wrist. She then grabs the woman's arm and tries to separate them, but to her shock, the arm comes off, bloody at the stump. She screams...

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Episode 377
(COL 5/DISK 1 #6)
1795

Tape Date: November 29, 1967
Air Date: December 5, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 166
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette du Prés
Lara Parker as Angelique

Time has been suspended at Collinwood, while one woman makes an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to 1795 to discover this house and in it, an evil force who can shape nightmares and then bring them to life.

It is the next morning. Naomi is pacing around nervously in the living room. Angelique comes into the room. Naomi gives a start. Angelique apologizes, "Excuse me if I startled you. The countess left her fan here last night." She looks around for it. She asks Naomi, "Is something wrong?" Naomi replies, "No". Angelique continues to look for the fan and finds it, "Here it is!" She shows the pictures on it to Naomi and remarks, "It's a particular favorite of hers. The characters are from the Tarot Cards". This disturbs Naomi, who asks Angelique to put the fan away. She asks, "Angelique, have you seen Jeremiah?" Angelique replies, "I heard him tell Mr. Collins that he would be working at home today. Do you wish me to tell him you want to see him?" Naomi answers, "Yes". Angelique thinks to herself, "So, she's going to talk to Jeremiah about the dream. I've started it, and now no one can stop it, even myself, even if I wanted to!"

Naomi is in Jeremiah's room. She goes in to tell Jeremiah about her dream. "I've been trying to forget the dream all morning. I know it's ridiculous but I can't stop thinking about it." Jeremiah responds "I have a solution... Go into the village and buy yourself a bonnet." Insulted, Naomi replies "Jeremiah I am not a child." He apologizes. "I know that dreams can be upsetting. I didn't mean to be so unsympathetic." She says "Well, you shouldn't." Jeremiah responds "Oh?" Naomi explains "You were in it." Jeremiah laughs in disbelief. "Naomi, your dream is not some party I had some part about attending." "I know you had nothing to do with it. Don't laugh at me but there was some truth in that dream. What, I don't know... Please. Let me tell you about it?" she pauses then explains "You were in love with someone... Perhaps love isn't the right word.... You were obsessed..." Again with disbelief he responds "Well I hope she was beautiful." Naomi says "I don't know who she was. But your love was wrong. Terribly wrong." "Ha... I do wish you could tell me her name so I could avoid her in the future." Naomi stands and says "You wont take me seriously, will you." He replies "I do." Naomi demands "Well then act as if you do. SOUND as if you do." Jeremiah raises out of his chair and apologizes. "Tell me more..." She goes on to explain her dream. "All I could see of her was her hand. There was a mark on it." Jeremiah asks "What mark?" Naomi answers "It was like a pitch fork... Oh I know Abigail would say it's the devil's mark." He responds "But you believe it too..." Naomi nods he head yes "There was something terribly evil in the dream. I was trying to stop you from doing something. I don't know what... Can you tell me what?" Looking sort of busted, he answers "NO.... I can't tell you." Out of curiosity, Naomi asks "Jeremiah, is everything well with you?" He recoils "Well I suffer intently of too many visitors. I find it hard to deal with strangers walking into the house, but, that's about all that's bothering me." Then makes a slight
point "I'll be alright once Barnabas marries Josette." He whispers a short laugh and turn to Naomi "You must be feeling the difference too." She replies "Yes, but I like them all. Josette is perfect. They foreign ways of course. Did you know the Countess was trying to read the future in the tarot cards just before I went to bed?" He responds with "That's enough reason for any dreams." Concerned, he says "What would Joshua say if he knew that you and the Countess were reading the future?" "Oh, you mustn't tell him." Joshua tells her "Then you must not let those cards upset you. Blame your dream on the Countess. Forget it. Promise me." Naomi says "I don't know how I can forget that hand, Jeremiah. I'm sorry, but I don't think I can."

Nathan Forbes, Josette and Millicent are in the living room. Nathan remarks, "Oh, how I envy Barnabas!" Josette introduces Nathan, who's apparently just came in. Millicent gushes, "I've never met a sailor before!" She tells him she gets seasick easily. Nathan does not appear to take a liking to Millicent. Naomi comes into the room. Nathan tells her, "I've brought the specifications to go over with Jeremiah". Naomi tell him where Jeremiah is, and Nathan goes to see him. Millicent gushes, "The lieutenant is very handsome!" Josette offers Naomi tea. Naomi accepts, remarking that they haven't had tea since the revolution, Joshua considering it English and therefore objectionable. As Josette pours a cup for Naomi, Naomi notices the pitchfork mark on her hand and gasps, "You! It's you!" Millicent asks Josette, "What is that on your hand?" Josette replies, "I don't know. I've never seen it before" Naomi abruptly says, "Excuse me, I don't feel well" and leaves.

Jeremiah and Nathan are in a study looking at some ship plans. Jeremiah says, "If that's the way the navy wants the keel, then that's the way it'll be". Nathan asks about Vicki. Jeremiah jokes, "Would you take Millicent Collins as a substitute?" Nathan replies, "No, she gets seasick". Jeremiah remarks, "She can afford to. She owns much property in New York". Nathan, suddenly looking very interested, asks, "She owns it herself?" Jeremiah replies, "Yes. Both her parents are dead". Naomi comes into the room looking very agitated. Having concluded business, Nathan leaves to let them speak in private. Naomi exclaims, "I saw the same pitchfork I saw in my dream! On Josette's hand!" Jeremiah replies, "It must've just been a bruise, just a coincidence", but Naomi insists, "Dreams mean something, you know! The countess says so!" Jeremiah begs, "You must not tell anyone! It would be very embarrassing for Barnabas if he knew about the dream!" Naomi agrees, "You're right. I must not mention this to anyone!"

In her room, Josette goes to a washbasin and tries to wash the mark off, with no success. Angelique comes in and asks, "Is something wrong?" Josette explains, "This mark on my hand, it just appeared, and it won't come off". Angelique looks and says, "I had something like that. A crescent, mine was. I got it the first day we came here". Josette remarks, "But yours is gone". Angelique tells her, "I hope you don't mind, but I used some of this", pointing to a bottle. Josette says, "My rosewater!" Angelique asks, "Shall I try some on your hand?" Josette replies, "Please do". Angelique moistens a handkerchief with the rosewater and proceeds to run the mark on Josette's hand with it. As she is doing this, Josette remarks, "It upset Mrs. Collins as much as it did me. I'm afraid it's some kind of disease. Nothing must happen now that the wedding is so near! Nothing!" Angelique announces "There!" and shows Josette that the mark is gone. Josette exclaims, "Angelique! What would I do without you?" Angelique replies, "Don't worry. I'll never let you find out..."

Nathan and Millicent run into each other in the foyer. Millicent is dressed to go out. Nathan remarks, "I see you're going out" and jokes around with her for awhile. He then says, "You are very attractive". Millicent exclaims, "You are very forward, sir!" Nathan remarks, "Forward? Such an old fashioned word! I must show you a whole new world!" Jeremiah comes into the foyer and says to Nathan, "Let's go!". While he goes to get his coat, Nathan says to Millicent, "You must decide! Do you want to see me again?" Millicent nods. Jeremiah returns with his coat. Millicent asks him to do her a favor. She tells him she needs to get some cough syrup for her brother and asks him to pick some up at the apothecary's while he's in town. He agrees to do so. He reaches out to take her prescription. As he is doing so, Millicent sees a pitchfork shaped mark on his hand and exclaims, "The same mark Josette had on her hand!", but Jeremiah says, "No, it's just a bruise. I got it while tending the fire in my room". Nevertheless, he looks at the mark uneasily...

Josette is in her room, smiling strangely. She puts some perfume on. There's a knock at the door. She asks, "Who is it?" The knocking continues. She opens it and finds that it's Jeremiah. He asks, "Are you alone?" Josette replies, "Yes". Jeremiah tells her, "I promised that I would never be alone with you again.." Josette interrupts, "That's foolish of you. Why?" Jeremiah explains, "Because I must, and I will after this one time. I had to see you, to show you this!" He shows her the mark on his hand. He tells her, "Millicent told me you had one on your hand just like it". Josette says, "It's fate, telling us not to hide what we feel!" Jeremiah exclaims, "No!! You love Barnabas!" Josette replies, "I know who I love!" Jeremiah insists, "You love him still!" Josette says, "I'm so confused." Jeremiah asks, "What am I going to do? Yours has disappeared. How?" Josette picks up her bottle of rosewater and explains, "Angelique used this." She moistens a handkerchief in it and starts to rub the mark on Jeremiah's hand. Jeremiah says, "It has to come off! Naomi had a dream last night. It's the sign of the lovers!" Josette continues to rub at the mark. Jeremiah continues to say, "It must come off, or everyone will know!" Suddenly, he grabs her hand and says, "So soft!" They kiss passionately, but Jeremiah pulls away and says, "No!! Why is this happening to us?" Josette smiles and replies, "I don't care! I'm in your arms. I don't want to be in anyone else's, ever! Let everyone in the house know! I don't care! We must be together!" Jeremiah starts to say, "Yes...", but then says, "No, we cannot!" Josette begs, "Don't leave me!", but Jeremiah says, "I must! I must leave this room, this house, this town!" Josette begs, "No!", but Jeremiah says, "I must! Tonight!" and hastens out of the room.

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Episode 378
(COL 5/DISK 1 #7)
1795

Tape Date: December 1, 1967
Air Date: December 6, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 167
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua 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 to the past--back to the year 1795--where she finds a family unknowingly held in the grip of an evil force, which no one can fight.

Angelique is in her room, staring into the fire. She gets a vision of the woods...

In the woods, Ben Stokes is sharpening an ax. He stops and thinks, "She's a witch, that Angelique. A man like me can't fight a witch. But I've got to! Mr. Barnabas, he's the only friend I've got. If only I could find a way to fight her without her knowing about it. But she knows everything!" Suddenly, he hears Angelique's voice call, "Ben! Ben!" He tries to tell himself, "I'm imagining that. It's all in my mind!", but the voice continues, "Where are you, Ben? Come to me! I need your help!" Ben exclaims, "No, I can't..." The voice continues, "Ben!!!!" Ben looks over and sees a ghostly head of Angelique floating in the air. It tells him, "Ben! I need you! Come to my room, now! Don't try to fight me! You know what happened the last time you tried to fight me! Hurry, Ben, hurry!!!!" The head vanishes. Ben hastens off.

Barnabas and Jeremiah are talking in the living room. Barnabas, puzzled, asks, "A journey? So suddenly? You're not leaving Collinsport tonight, are you?" Jeremiah replies, "Tonight." Barnabas asks, "Is this a business trip for father?" Jeremiah replies, "No" Barnabas asks, "Then why go?" Jeremiah replies, "I can't explain. A sudden impulse...." Ben comes in through the front doors. Jeremiah tells him, "I'm glad you're here. I need your help. I'm going on a trip and I'm going to take a coach to Collinsport. I need you to take my bags there after I've packed". Ben leaves. Barnabas asks, "Jeremiah, you'll be back in time for the wedding, of course." Jeremiah stammers, "I..." Barnabas insists, "I can't be married without my best man!" Jeremiah says, "I don't think I'm the right person for best man. Perhaps you should choose someone else." Barnabas exclaims, "Jeremiah!" Jeremiah continues, "It's not a role I feel well suited for." Barnabas begs, "You must come back for the wedding!" Jeremiah replies, "All right. I will. I don't want to do anything to get in the way of your happiness and Josette's. If come back I must, come back I will".

Angelique is in her room waiting for Ben, turning the spinning wheel to pass the time. Ben comes and chides her, "You plan didn't work!" He tells her about Jeremiah packing for a trip. Angelique exclaims, "He's not going away! I must stop him! What am I to do?" Ben begs, "Don't hurt Mr. Jeremiah! Don't make him suffer!" Angelique replies, "I would if Josette could nurse him, but she can't. If only someone could convince him to stay...I know! Barnabas!", but Ben tells her, "He's already spoken to him about it". Angelique tells Ben it would be useful for Barnabas to speak to Jeremiah again, then wonders how to get him to do so, then gets an idea, "If Josette told him to talk to him..." She laughs evilly and continues, "Perfect! Using her fiancé to keep her lover here!" She takes the doll of Josette with the spider web out, looks at it, and announces, "She's still under the spell!" She takes the doll over to the fireplaces and talks to it, "Look at your hand, Josette. The mark of the pitchfork is still there, the mark you and Jeremiah share. He's leaving you, Josette, he's leaving you forever! Only Barnabas can stop him! Go to Barnabas, make Barnabas stop Jeremiah! If you don't, you will never see your lover again! Go to Barnabas, Josette!"

Barnabas is at the desk in the living room, writing something. Josette comes into the room. She tells him, "Oh, good. I thought you'd gone. I was afraid you'd left for the yards". Barnabas replies, "I was about to". Josette starts to say, "No, you can't before...", but Barnabas notices the pitchfork mark, which has just appeared on Josette's hand again, and exclaims, "Josette!" Josette replies, "It's nothing, just a bruise, that's all. I did not come to you about this. It's Jeremiah. He mustn't go! You must stop him!" Barnabas replies, "I have already tried. I couldn't. He promised he would be back for the wedding". Josette says, "He won't be back" Barnabas asks, "Why do you say that?" Josette replies, "I know. I know why Jeremiah's going away. I am the reason." Barnabas asks, "You? How could you be the reason?" Josette replies, "I have to tell you. I don't want to, but I must. Jeremiah hates me!" Barnabas exclaims, "Jeremiah?!" Josette continues, "He does. He despises me. He does not think I will make you a good wife." Barnabas protests, "No, he told me the other morning how much he likes you. Everyone here loves you, Josette". Josette begs, "Hold me, Barnabas, and don't let me go!" Barnabas holds her and tells her, "Josette, my darling, my darling, you know how much I love you. I'll go to Jeremiah and tell him how important it is to you he stays", but Josette suddenly seems to change her mind and tells Barnabas, "No, let Jeremiah go. Let him go! It's for the best!" Barnabas exclaims, "Josette! Your hands are so cold! Are you sure you're feeling well?" Josette replies, "I'm sure". Barnabas looks at Josette's hand and exclaims, "Josette, the bruise! It's gone!" Josette looks at her hand and says, "Yes, it's gone! I'm so glad! Let Jeremiah go wherever he wants to go! I don't care how he feels about me, only how you feel. You are the man I love!"

Ben is taking Jeremiah's luggage out. Angelique comes into the foyer, sees him, and asks, "Didn't Barnabas stop Jeremiah from leaving? Josette went to speak to him, didn't she?" Ben laughs and chides her, "I guess you didn't put enough magic into that spell! I saw Josette and Barnabas together. They were happy! They're riding into town together! Want to know the names of the horses they went on?" They argue. Joshua comes into the room and asks Angelique, "Is he bothering you?" He turns to Ben and demands, "What did you say to her?" Ben remains silent. Joshua asks, "What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?" Ben says, "I didn't say nothing!" Joshua demands, "I expect the truth from you, now! Did you say something to her, something improper?" Angelique lies, "Yes it was!" Joshua tells Ben, "You should be punished!" Ben retorts, "Working in this house is punishment enough! It's worse than being in prison!" Joshua tells Ben, "You will be working in this house until you work off your sentence". He turns to Angelique and tells her, "You know his past. Stay away from him". and asks her what she's doing. She replies, "Gathering wild parsley for a tea for my mistress". Joshua caustically remarks, "You French! I suppose tea leaves are not good enough for you!"

After Joshua leaves, Ben complains to Angelique, "Look what you did now! No one can stop him once he's riled up!" This gives Angelique an idea. She asks, "What if someone did stop him? What if something happened to him?" Ben replies, "Jeremiah wouldn't be able to leave on his trip. He'd have to stay to take care of the work". Angelique says, "Thank you, Ben!" Ben asks, "What are you going to do?" Angelique replies, "I don't know yet". Ben gleefully says, "Something as mean and nasty as he is to me!" Angelique promises, "All right, Ben, what I do to him will be a present to you!" They go upstairs.

Joshua and Jeremiah are in the study. Joshua complains, "You are not a child!" He argues with Jeremiah about his leaving with all the work to be done.

In Angelique's room, Angelique asks, "What shall I do to Joshua Collins, Ben?" Ben gleefully replies, "I know what I'd do!" Angelique, holding a piece of soft clay, remarks, "Whatever I mold from this piece of clay is whatever he'll become". Ben says, "Make him a snake, or a spider!" Angelique protests, "But those can be poisonous". Ben, revenge in his eyes, says, "A jackass, then! With that jackass, I'd clear out the north field, that jackass and me, him pulling and me beating him!" Angelique says, "Quiet, Ben, while I'm working" starts to mold the clay.

Downstairs, Joshua and Jeremiah continue to argue about Jeremiah's planned trip. Joshua brings up another reason he thinks Jeremiah shouldn't leave, "And Millicent? This may be your last chance for her!", but Jeremiah just says, "Good bye". Joshua asks, "What if something should happen to me?" Jeremiah replies, "I'll send you my address so I can be contacted" and turns to leave. He hears a loud "swooshing" noise and turns back and is surprised to see that Joshua is gone from the room. He calls out, "Joshua? Joshua?", but receives no answer. There is no one in the room except a black and white cat with a white chest sitting on a table.

In Angelique's room, Angelique holds the lump of clay, now molded into the form of a cat. She smiles, turns to Ben and says, "There, Ben, there is your master!".

 

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Episode 379
(COL 5/DISK 1 #8)
1795

Tape Date: November 30, 1967
Air Date: December 7, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 168
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Time has been suspended at Collinwood while one woman makes an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the year 1795--where, in this house, a new mystery has started with a cruel and eerie disappearance.

Natalie is pacing around the living room looking pensive. Vicki comes downstairs. Natalie asks her, "How is poor Mrs. Collins?" Vicki replies, "She still won't see anyone. She hopes you understand". Natalie caustically remarks, "If I were married to Joshua Collins, I'd be inviting everyone for champagne", then says, "Let us take the facts about Joshua's disappearance and re-examine them. Let's re-enact what happened. You be Jeremiah and I'll be Joshua". Vicki says, "I don't want to". Natalie asks, "Are you afraid?" Vicki says, "You have a reason for this. What is it?", but Natalie refuse to elaborate on her reasons. Vicki remarks, "The whole thing is so mysterious". Natalie agrees, "So much is. That cat, for instance. Jeremiah said he saw a cat right after Joshua disappeared, but no one else has seen it since." She briefly goes over what happened, then they start to reenact the scene. Natalie, playing the part of Joshua, caustically remarks, "I think I can make the type of pompous comments Joshua would have made", then proceeds, "But Jeremiah, you can't leave..." Vicki says, "This is absurd!", but Natalie says, "If I am right, that cat will come into this room again!" They continue to reenact the scene, up to the point where Jeremiah turns around and finds Joshua gone. Natalie is shocked to see that the cat HAS come into the room. Vicki approaches the cat, but Natalie warns, "Don't touch that cat! The cards are right! Why did I ever doubt them? There is evil in this house!"

Barnabas comes in through the front door. Natalie asks, "What happened?" Barnabas replies, "We found no trace of him, not even any footsteps in the mud". Seeing the cat, he exclaims, "A cat! Is that the cat Jeremiah saw?" Natalie replies, "Yes. It just came back". Natalie tells Vicki he'd like to talk to Barnabas in private. Vicki leaves. Natalie asks Barnabas, "Have you ever seen that cat before?" Barnabas replies, "No. Aunt Abigail dislikes cats, she calls them the Devil's pet". Natalie announces, "Your father did not disappear. He was taken from us... by a witch! Barnabas, you will not find your father, not in the shipyards, not in the village! The reason I know that is because the cat is the Devil's pet, a sort of joke after the fact!" Nathan comes in through the front doors and announces, "They've found some footprints on Widow's Hill. They need your father's boots to see if they're the right size". Barnabas tells Nathan, "They're in the study. You know where they are. Get them". Natalie continues, "I even know why your father disappeared. Someone in this house does not want Jeremiah to leave." Barnabas asks, "Why?" Natalie replies, "I don't know, but there IS a witch in this house. Tell me, Barnabas, do you have trust in this Victoria Winters..." Nathan, who has not left yet, hears this.

Nathan goes into the study and gets Joshua's boots. Vicki comes into the room and tells him, "Mr. Collins asked if you'd wait here. He'll be coming to talk to you in a minute." She turns to leave, but Nathan says, "Don't go!!", grabs her and tries to seduce her. Vicki angrily tell him, "Mister Forbes, you have no taste!" Nathan asks, "What are you talking about?" Vicki replies, "When I came into this room, I was worried about thinking of an explanation to tell Sarah about her father's disappearance, and you think I'm thinking of nothing but jumping into your arms!" Nathan, angry at her rejection, tells her, "You may need friends. You may need every friend you can get. Barnabas suspects you of being a witch! He thinks you may have had something to do with Mr. Collins' disappearance!" Vicki, shocked, asks, "Are you making this all up?" Nathan assures her that he isn't, "I have one fault - women. but I'm not a liar!"

Natalie is in a study looking over the Tarot cards. The clock strikes 8:00. Vicki comes into the room. Seeing Natalie, she apologizes, "Sorry. I thought the men had returned. I thought I heard them in this room". Natalie replies, "No, they're still out at Widow's Hill". Vicki thinks to herself, "Widow's Hill, where Josette will die..." Natalie continues, "They won't find him. The cards say that". Vicki turns to leave, but Natalie tells her, "Stay. I want to know about you". Vicki remarks, "Well, there isn't very much to tell", but Natalie says, "There may be a lot, if you're willing to tell it. Where were you born?" Vicki replies, "Boston". Natalie remarks, "Boston, the Athens of America, I believe it's called", then asks, "Do you believe in astrology?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I always believed that a person was charge of his own destiny". Natalie notes, "Believed. You use the past tense. You don't believe this anymore?" Vicki replies, "No". Natalie asks, "When were you born?" Vicki starts to say, "March 4, 19...". Natalie interrupts, "19...?? Do you mean 1719? You'd be 76 years old!"
Vicki replies, "No, I'm only 22 years old". Natalie remarks, "That means you were born in 1774". Vicki corrects her, "1773". Natalie continues, "I would like to chart your horoscope. What hour were you born?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. No one's ever told me". The Countess notes, "This conversation seems to make you nervous. Why?" Vicki replies, "The supernatural always frightens me. I don't know much about the supernatural". Natalie asks, "What about your clairvoyance?" Vicki protests, "I'm not clairvoyant." Natalie says, "Barnabas says you are". Vicki replies, "That's his joke. Are you accusing me of something? All these questions, why are you asking them?" Natalie explains, "I ask them because something is happening here, something that will lead to tragedy. I can't do anything about it unless I know what it is..." Hearing the front door, Natalie says, "They're back!" and leaves. Vicki thinks to herself, "If only I could tell her, she could do something about it. But I can't tell her Josette will marry Jeremiah." She looks at the tarot cards and gets an idea, "Now, she said the Princess card represented Josette. Which one represents Jeremiah? The magician? No, she said that represented Barnabas. Now I remember! The knight!" She rearranges the cards so that the Knight and the Princess are upside down and next to one another and leaves. She does not notice that the death card is next to the Knight card...

In the living room, Natalie tells Barnabas, "Try to get some sleep." She tells him a brandy will help him sleep. Barnabas asks Vicki, who's now come out of the study, if she'd like some. Vicki declines, but confidently tells Barnabas, "Mr. Collins, your father will be all right". Barnabas thanks her for reassuring him, saying, "The way you say that, I believe it. Thank you". Natalie and Barnabas leave. Vicki starts to snuff out the candles.

Natalie and Barnabas go to the study. There, Natalie pours two glasses of brandy, remarking, "I have to admit I already had one while you were gone". Barnabas remarks, "I was thinking about what you said about witchcraft". Natalie asks, "Do you accept it?" Barnabas replies, "No, but I don't think I can totally dismiss the possibility." Natalie tells him, "I won't discuss that now. There's nothing else for me say on the subject." Suddenly, she exclaims, "Who's been in this room??" Barnabas asks, "What's wrong?" Natalie exclaims, "The cards! Someone has changed the cards!" Barnabas asks, "What do they say?" Natalie continues, "No! I was reading them to see if they said anything about your father, then you returned and Vicki and I left the room." Barnabas asks, "What do they say now?" Natalie announces, "You must marry Josette!" Barnabas replies, "I intend to do that", but Natalie says, "Tomorrow!" Barnabas asks, "What?" Natalie tells him, "Unless you marry her tomorrow, you never will! I know what the future is now!" Barnabas asks, "What? Tell me!", but Natalie just says, "I've told you all I can. Do you love Josette?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Natalie asks him, "If she agrees to marry you immediately, will you agree?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Natalie says, "Then in 24 hours, you will be man and wife!"

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Episode 380
(COL 5/DISK 1 #9)
1795

Tape Date: December 4, 1967
Air Date: December 8, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 169
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
David Ford as André du Prés
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette du Prés
Lara Parker as Angelique
Paul Kirk Giles as Alton Brook

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795. There, in the old Collins mansion, it is learned that a lasting tragedy can be averted if the course of history can be changed.

Angelique is in Josette's room, helping Josette to dress. There's a knock at the door. It's Andre and Natalie. Natalie tells Josette, "We must speak. It's most urgent". Josette protests, "But I was going to go riding with Barnabas". Andre tells her, "We must speak now, Josette." Angelique says, "I'll go tell Mr. Collins" and turns to leave, but Natalie tells her, "No, stay. There is much you will have to do". Josette asks, "What is it?" Natalie tells her, "Josette, you must marry Barnabas tonight!" Josette, puzzled, asks, "Tonight? I don't understand!" Natalie replies, "You don't need to understand. It's imperative that the marriage ceremony be performed tonight, before it's to late!!" Josette asks, "Before it's too late? Too late for what?" Natalie replies, "For you and Barnabas". Josette asks, "What do you mean?" Natalie replies, "Because someone in this house is convinced that in time, you will marry someone other that Barnabas". Josette asks, "Who told you that?" Natalie replies, "I will answer all your questions after tonight". Andre says, "I trust your aunt knows what to do". Josette exclaims, "There's so much to do!" Natalie assures her, "Angelique and I will help". Josette protests, "But Mr. Collins is still missing!" Andre replies, "Yes. How do we explain this to him when he returns?" Natalie corrects him, "IF he returns." Andre asks, "You think something happened to him?" Natalie replies, "We must consider the possibility". Andre grumbles, "I regret ever having decided to have the wedding in this country! I should have held in is Paris, a civilized city! I'm thinking of taking leave of this house and returning to Martinique!" Natalie asks, "You mean you want to cancel the wedding?" Andre replies, "Yes". Josette exclaims, "No! You can't!" Natalie says, "The only thing to do is have it tonight." Josette says, "I have to tell Barnabas." Natalie tells her, "I've already talked to him about it half hour ago and he agreed". Josette insists she talk to Barnabas about it, saying, "It's a decision we should be making together!" Natalie agrees, "All right. I'll arrange for him to be in the drawing room in half and hour. Andre, let's leave Josette alone now." They leave. Angelique takes the bottle containing Josette's rosewater and takes it to Josette, who's sitting in a chair looking confused, and says to her, "You look tired, my lady. Let me message your forehead". Josette declines the offer, "No, not now." Angelique tells her, "But the rosewater will take away your headache". Josette replies, "I don't have a headache". Angelique says, "Well, it will make you feel less tired", but Josette, sounding irritated, says, "No! I do not want my forehead messaged now!", then quickly apologizes to Angelique for snapping at her. Angelique says, "I just want you to feel more comfortable when you see Mr. Collins", but Josette replies, "Thank you, but there's nothing you can do". Angelique mutters, "I'll think of something..."

Ben is in Angelique's room holding an ax. Joshua the cat is sitting on the bed. Ben holds the ax menacingly and tells the Joshua he's going to get even with him for all the indignities he shown him over the years, saying "All it'll take is one swift chop!" and prepares to strike, but Angelique comes in and stops him before he can harm the cat. Ben complains, "He's a cruel man, he's not fit to live in any form!" Angelique promises, "When Mr. Collins returns to normal, I'll see to it that he treats you with more respect. We have more important things to do right now. I must find a new way to put Josette under the spell". Ben asks, "Why?" Angelique explains to him how the marriage has been moved up to tonight. Ben laughs and chides her, "So, all your conniving has come to naught, eh? You were so sure nothing was going to go wrong!" Angelique replies, "And nothing will, as soon as I cast a new spell. I want you to go into Jeremiah's room and get something of his, something small..." Ben protests, "I can't do that! I'll be caught!", but Angelique tells him, "No, Jeremiah's at the shipyards. No one will see you. Barnabas and Josette are already in the drawing room! We have very little time! Go!"

Barnabas and Josette are in the drawing room. Barnabas says to Josette "I fail to understand why the Countess should feel this is such a sense of urgency." Josette replies "Barnabas, If you would prefer to wait..." "Oh no, Josette. All I really want is to marry you. Weather it will be now or later, I am ready and willing." Josette lets out a tender smile and says "Then tonight?... Tonight is not too soon." Barnabas holds her and tells her "I told you in Martinique it could never be too soon." "Oh Barnabas, I will do everything I can to make you very happy" He replies "You already done that." They then embrace and kiss. Barnabas explains "Well I must go into Collinsport and arrange for the minister to be here at... What time?" Josette responds "Oh... I have so many things to do before then that..." Barnabas suggests "I'll ask him to be here at 9:00" She agrees "Nine?... Oh yes. I will try to ready by then." "Until tonight, then." She repeats "Until tonight." They hug and depart.

Ben returns to Angelique's room with a blue handkerchief. Angelique takes it and says, "Yes, that will serve my purposes very well. Thank you, Ben!" Ben asks, "What are you going to do with it?" Angelique replies, "Make it into a flower, sprinkle it with some of my lady's rose water, let it dry, then pin it to Josette's wedding dress and tell her it will bring her happiness and good fortune". Ben says, "You know every trick!" Angelique replies, "I know what I want, and I shall have it!" Ben caustically remarks, "And everyone else can hang, eh?" Angelique replies, "No, Ben, I only hurt those who have hurt me". Ben asks, "And what has Miss Josette ever done to you?". Angelique replies, "She has the man that I want". Ben points out, "She loves Barnabas". Angelique tells him, "You think the course of true love can't be altered. It can be! After tonight, Barnabas will have good reason to come to me, because she will belong to another...

Later, Josette is in her room preparing for her wedding. Natalie is in there helping her with her wedding dress. Josette remarks, "I've never been so nervous in my entire life!" Angelique comes into the room. Natalie tells her, "Angelique, you help Josette with her dress while I go fix the veil". Angelique takes out a blue flower made from Jeremiah's handkerchief and tells Josette, "Oh, mademoiselle, this is for you". Josette asks, "What is it?"
Angelique replies, "A surprise. It's an amulet. If you wear it during the ceremony, it will bring happiness and good fortune to your marriage." Josette replies, "Thank you , Angelique, but it can't wear something like that". Angelique asks, "Why not?" Josette replies, "Because it would look too conspicuous on this dress." Angelique begs, "But it will bring you happiness and good fortune..." Josette snaps, "That's nothing but a silly superstition!" Angelique starts to cry. Josette asks, "Oh, Angelique, what's the matter? Why are you crying?" Angelique replies, "Because you are angry with me". Josette assures her, "I'm not angry with you". Angelique says, "But I have nothing to give you for your wedding. Only something from my feelings, but you HATE it and refuse to wear it!" Josette replies, "Only because it would look too conspicuous on the dress". Angelique says, "If you don't wear it, I'll feel like a failure..." Josette, exasperated, turns to her aunt and says, "Natalie, talk to her, please!" Natalie replies, "There's not enough time. Why don't you wear it, Josette? It would make Angelique so happy, and it couldn't do any harm. Wear it as a good luck charm. What harm could it do?" Josette turns to Angelique and tells her, "Angelique, I will wear the flower". Angelique beams and says, "Thank you, mademoiselle, thank you! You're very kind!" and pins the flower onto Josette's dress.

Downstairs, Minister Alton Brown is discussing the sudden change of plans with Barnabas, asking "Something wrong?" Barnabas replies, "Not really, just nervous". Angelique comes into the room bearing a tray with several bottles of champagne and some champagne glasses. The minister asks, "Champagne, before the ceremony?" The Countess DuPres replies, "Some people like it after, some people like it before. I like it before". Angelique starts to pour the champagne. In the room are Andre DuPres, Natalie DuPres, the minister, Barnabas and Angelique. Josette has not come down. Andre starts to get impatient and gripes, "It's 9:20 already!" and goes up to get Josette. Natalie remarks, "My brother, the most prompt man in the world! Promptness is his religion!"

Upstairs, Andre knocks at the door to Josette's room and calls, "Josette! Josette! It's 20 minutes after nine! The minister is becoming very impatient!" There is no answer. Andre calls again, "Josette? Josette? Are you there?" Receiving no answer, he opens the door and goes inside. He is surprised to find that the room is empty. He calls, "Josette? Josette? Where are you?!" then opens the foot locker and finds it empty.

Downstairs, the Countess DuPres is entertaining people with stories about her brother's wedding, "It was one of the biggest weddings Paris had ever seen! Andre and Marie were married by the Arch Bishop. But that wasn't hard to arrange - Andre's father was the King's Minister!" Suddenly, she is interrupted by Andre's voice calling "Josette! Josette!" She wonders out loud, "What is Andre shouting about?" Andre comes down and asks, "Did she come downstairs?" Natalie replies, "No. What's wrong?" Andre exclaims, "Natalie, I could not find her! She's not in her room! I looked everywhere she could be! She is gone!" He goes to the front doors, open them, and calls, "Josette! Josette!" Almost everyone goes to the door with him. Barnabas looks very worried. Angelique, who has stayed behind, picks up a glass of champagne from the tray takes a sip and smiles...

 

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Episode 381
(COL 5/DISK 1 #10)
1795

Tape Date: December 5, 1967
Air Date: December 11, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 170
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
David Ford as André du Prés
Lara Parker as Angelique

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795. On this night, those within the Collins mansion will suffer the shock of discovering that deceit and betrayal are guests in the house.

Everyone has gone from the room but Andre, Angelique and Barnabas. Ben comes in through the front doors and announces, "I've just looked in the stables. Miss Josette's horse is missing. Mr. Jeremiah's horse is gone, too!" Barnabas remarks, "I don't understand any of this. Was Josette afraid of going through with the ceremony? And what's this about Jeremiah's horse being missing too?" Andre explains, "I asked Ben to go out and check the stables." He turns to leave. Barnabas asks, "Where are you going?" Andre replies, "Upstairs to see if Jeremiah is still somewhere in the house" and goes up the stairs. Ben remarks, "Mr. Barnabas, I'm really sorry about what's happened." Barnabas asks, "Where's the countess?" Angelique replies, "I took her upstairs. She said she wasn't feeling well". Barnabas tells Ben and Angelique "You may both go to your rooms now. But don't go to bed yet. I may still need you". Ben and Angelique leave. Andre comes back down, "Jeremiah's not in his room, and all his clothes are gone. So are Josette's" Barnabas asks, "Are you implying that Jeremiah has something to do with Josette's disappearance?" Andre replies, "Maybe." Barnabas exclaims, "No! It's just a coincidence! I'll arrange for a search!" Andre points out, "But if she took her horse, she would be far away by now, not in the woods". Barnabas, grasping at straws, says, "Maybe she didn't take it. Maybe someone else did", and turns to go. Andre asks, "Where are you going?" Barnabas replies, "To get my pistol, then go out to search for her".

Angelique is in her room. She lies down on the bed, a look of satisfaction on her face. Suddenly, she is alarmed to see that the doorknob is turning. The door opens... It is Ben. He comes in and closes the door. Angelique complains, "You're supposed to knock before you come into a room. Do you have no manners, Ben?" Ben contemptuously replies, "None, my lady". Angelique asks, "What are you doing here? I have no need of your now". Ben tells her, "I thought I'd come to congratulate you on your work. You've got them all
dancing like puppets on strings!" Angelique replies, "I told you, I get what I want!" Ben continues, "I used to think Mister Joshua was the meanest person in the world, but compared to you, he's a saint!" Angelique remarks, "Perhaps you'd like to stay and see what else Barnabas has in store for him." Ben says, "Josette and Jeremiah have run off! Mr. Barnabas will find out in a few days. What more do you want?" Angelique replies, "I want him to know tonight! I don't want to waste any time. I want him to turn to me, and there's much to do". Ben asks, "Why don't you just cast a spell on him?" Angelique replies, "No, I don't want him that way. He must truly be mine. He must turn to me of his own free will. Now, there's work to be done!" Ben asks, "What kind of work?" Angelique replies, "I need Barnabas to know tonight about his dear uncle and Josette running off. Do you know where Barnabas is right now?" Ben says, "He's downstairs with Mr. DuPres", but Angelique tells him, "No, he's gone off into the woods to look for Josette". Ben exclaims, "I've got to go join him! He shouldn't be alone in the woods!", but Angelique tells him, "Ben, do you think I'd let dear Barnabas be out there all alone? He has company in the woods, all the company he needs!"

Barnabas is searching the woods for Josette. He calls, "Josette! Can you hear me, Josette!" There's a crunching noise. He calls out, "Josette! Is that you?", but there's no answer. Barnabas demands, "Who is it, who's there?" He raises his pistol. The sound stops. The sound of laughter fills the air. Barnabas asks, "Who are you? What are you doing here?" A male voice replies, "Poor Barnabas. Over here, Barnabas!" Barnabas asks, "Where?" The voice replies, "Right behind you!" Barnabas turns and sees a shadowy figure in an old fashioned "Pilgrim" type hat. It is dark and he cannot see the face clearly. Barnabas asks, "Who are you?" The voice replies, "Don't you recognize me? I'm your Uncle Jeremiah". Barnabas says, "You are not Jeremiah!" The voice continues, "Your Josette is gone, Barnabas, because she has left you! She does not love you!" Barnabas exclaims, "That's not true!", but the voice says, "It is! She loves ME! She has left you to marry ME! She has made a fool of you, she has deceived you! Barnabas the fool! Barnabas the fool!" Barnabas shoots at the figure and it vanishes. Suddenly, a voice calls, "Barnabas!" Barnabas asks, "Who is it?" The voice replies, "Andre DuPres. Where are you?" Barnabas calls out, "Over here!" Andre DuPres comes into the clearing and joins Barnabas. Andre tells Barnabas, "I decided you shouldn't be out here alone." Barnabas replies, "I wasn't alone. There was a man here. I didn't recognize his face." Andre asks, "Why did you shoot?" Barnabas replies, "He said he was Jeremiah, but I could tells it wasn't Jeremiah". Andre suggests, "Let's get back to the house. It's too dark." Suddenly, Barnabas hears a female voice saying, "Barnabas! Barnabas! Go to the road!" Barnabas asks, "What road?" Andre asks, "Who are you talking to?" Barnabas asks, "Don't you hear it? The voice!" Andre replies, "I don't hear a thing". Barnabas asks the voice, "What road?" The voice replies, "The road to Collinsport! You will find it there!" Andre asks Barnabas, "Are you feeling all right?" Barnabas replies, "I'm feeling fine. We're going to road to Collinsport". Andre asks, "Why?" Barnabas replies, "The voice said something would be there"

They make for the road. Andre asks, "And what is it you expect to find here?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know. There's the road, but I don't see anything". Andre replies, "Just as I expected. Let's go back to the house". Barnabas replies, "Yes", but then finds something. Andre asks, "What is it?" Barnabas exclaims, "Josette's wedding veil!"

In Angelique's room, Angelique announces, "He has found it!" Ben asks, "What?" Angelique replies, "Josette's wedding veil, torn and spattered with mud on the road to Collinsport." Ben asks, "How did it get there?" Angelique asks, "How do you think?" Ben asks, "What next?" Angelique replies, "Wait a few minutes for Andre and Barnabas return and you'll see how much Barnabas has changed". Ben remarks, "I don't want to see", but Angelique tells him, "You've doubted me! I want you to see!" Ben says, "I don't want to see. I believe you can do anything, especially if it's evil". Angelique orders, "You go downstairs first. I wouldn't want Barnabas seeing us together." Ben asks, "Why? Afraid Mr. Barnabas will think there's something between us?" This angers Angelique, and she threatens to do to him what she did to Joshua, but worse. She threatens to turn him into a moth, which will be attracted to the fire and burn itself up...

Barnabas and Andre return to the house. Barnabas remarks, "I still don't don't understand how it got out on the road. Do you suppose Josette could have been abducted?" Andre replies, "I don't know what to think anymore." Ben comes downstairs and asks, "Mr. Barnabas. Is everything all right?" Barnabas replies, "No, Ben. Everything isn't all right. Where were you a while ago? I was looking for you. I wanted you to come help me search". Ben lies, "I hadn't finished my chores. I was out getting the firewood. Find anything in the woods, Sir?" Barnabas replies, "Nothing of any importance. Good night, Ben". Ben leaves. Angelique comes into the room and asks, "Monsieur Barnabas, any news of my lady?" Barnabas replies, "No, none at all". Andre tells Barnabas, "Barnabas, my suggestion to you is to go to bed and get some rest", but Barnabas replies, "I'd prefer to stay here and wait for her". Andre says, "As you wish. Goodnight" and goes upstairs. Angelique tells Barnabas, "Barnabas, you really should try to get some rest after what you've been through", but Barnabas replies, "In spite of what I've been through, I still love her. No matter what has happened, no matter what will happen, I will always love her!!" Angelique looks shocked.

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Episode 382
(COL 5/DISK 2 #1)
1795

Tape Date: December 6, 1967
Air Date: December 12, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 171
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795, where the doomed love of two people cause wave after wave of misery and horror and death.

Vicki comes in through the front doors of the Old House into the foyer carrying several large packages. She thinks to herself, "How I have dreaded this night. When I get back - if I ever get back - to my own time, I'll never want to know anyone's secrets again. I must be very careful tonight. I must not let anyone know that I know Jeremiah and Josette have run off together." Natalie comes into the foyer and remarks, "You've been to the postal service, I see. They must be wedding presents for Josette and Barnabas. They'll have to be sent back, of course. But you knew that, didn't you?" Vicki says, "Excuse me, I have to go attend to Sarah", but Natalie stops her and asks, "Wait! How long has it been since you've known Josette and Jeremiah would elope?" Vicki lies, "I've never known". Natalie asks, "It was you who rearranged the cards, wasn't it?" Vicki lies, "No!", but Natalie says, "It could only have been you. You were the only other person in the room. You know the future! Admit it! When Josette and Jeremiah return, life will not go on as before. Things will happen, tragic things! You must tell me what you know!", but Vicki insists, "I know nothing!" Natalie says, "We will see if that is true, Miss Winters!"

Naomi is in her room. She pours herself a sherry and sips it. There's a knock at the door, and a voice from the other side calling "Sister!" Naomi quickly finishes the drink with a gulp, then says, "Come in!" Abigail comes into the room. She sees Joshua the cat on a chair and exclaims, "That cat! Scat! Scat!" The cat runs off. Abigail exclaims, "You allow that cat in the room?!" Naomi replies, "It seems to like it in here". Abigail says, "It's the Devil's pet! There's a battle between good and evil going on in this house!" Abigail notices the glass lying on the table, picks it up, sniffs it, then says, "We can't all withdraw from the battle as you have done!" Naomi says, "It's a tonic. For my nerves. I'm upset. Who wouldn't be? First, Joshua, then Josette and Jeremiah". Abigail says, "That foreign woman lured him away!", but Naomi says, "I'm sure there's some reason for Josette and Jeremiah's disappearance." Abigail remarks, "Desire, that's reason, desire for each other!" There's a knock at the door. It's Natalie. She apologizes, "Sorry to interrupt, but I have the feeling something else will happen in this house tonight if I didn't talk to you". Abigail says, "Tell us. We'll do anything". Natalie announces, "There is a witch in this house". Naomi exclaims, "Nonsense!", but Natalie continues, "You ignored my warnings before, and see what happened?" Abigail asks, "Who is this witch". Natalie replies, "I'm not sure, but I think it might be Victoria Winters. Question Miss Winters, and ask her what she knows about the future". Naomi protests, "She's no more a witch than you or I!", but Abigail warns, "Another tragedy may happen if you do not do what we say!"

Vicki is in her room. The cat is lying comfortably on the bed. Vicki is leafing through the family history and thinks to herself, "All those nights at Collinwood I used to pore over this book. I admired Joshua so, and thought how beautiful Naomi was, and she is beautiful. Am I really living with these people I used to daydream about? How terrible it is to know what will happen to them and not be able to do anything". There's a knock at
the door. It's Abigail. Vicki quickly hides the family history, then tells her to come in. Abigail asks, "What took so long?" Vicki lies, "I was napping". Abigail remarks, "I see you have that cat in here". Vicki replies, "He likes to spend quite a lot of time in here". Abigail remarks, "Indeed". Vicki tells her, "I don't mind. I like cats". Abigail says, "I'm sure you do! Mrs. Collins would like to see you!" Vicki asks, "Now?" Abigail replies, "At once!" Vicki starts to leave, but notices that Abigail isn't coming with her and asks, "Aren't you coming?" Abigail replies, "No, you go on". Vicki protests, "Miss Collins, this is MY room!" Abigail asks, "Is there anything in here you don't want me to see?" Vicki replies, "No". Abigail says, "Then you shouldn't mind me staying". Vicki protests, "I do. Would you like me staying in YOUR room?" Abigail replies, "There's a difference. You don't own this house. We do. We can go into any room and stay there as long as we like". Vicki asks, "Why do you hate me?" Abigail replies, "Tell you master I know what you are, that I recognized you and fought you the moment you stepped in this house!" Vicki says, "I don't know what you're talking about". Abigail orders, "Go to Mrs. Collins!" Vicki leaves. Abigail looks at the cat and says, "Cat, I will do what I came to do! I am not frightened you! I am protected by my faith!" She turns away from the cat and starts to search the room. While Abigail's back is turned, the cat disappears in a loud puff of smoke, leaving Joshua sitting on the bed. Abigail turns around and exclaims, "Joshua!" and goes to him. Joshua asks, "What am I doing in this room, and what is that stench of smoke?" Abigail faints in his arms.

In Naomi's room, Naomi is questioning Vicki, asking her to tell her about her life before she came to them. Vicki replies, "I wish I could, but I can't remember!" Natalie asks, "Can't or won't? You should ask her about her clairvoyance!" Naomi says, "She's already explained that that was Barnabas' joke". Natalie asks, "Then why did she tell Nathan Forbes that Josette would never marry Barnabas?" Vicki protests, "That was when I first arrived. I was confused about names...", but Natalie points out, "But you told Nathan that Josette would marry Jeremiah!" Vicki denies ever having said this. Joshua comes into the room and asks, "What's happening here?" Naomi exclaims, "You're back!" Joshua says, "The funny thing is I don't remember having been away." Abigail exclaims, "You were gone for 7 days!" Joshua continues, "The last thing I remember is arguing with Jeremiah. Where is Jeremiah? Fetch him!" Abigail tells Naomi, "He doesn't know. I haven't told him". Joshua asks, "Tell me what?" Abigail says, "Let the witch tell him what she's done!", but Joshua says, "Don't give me any of your nonsense about devils and demons, Abigail. I want facts!" Abigail tells him, "Josette and Jeremiah have eloped!" Naomi disagrees, "No they didn't! They've disappeared just like you did, Joshua", but Abigail points out, "But there's one difference! You didn't take your clothes, Joshua!" Joshua asks Naomi, "You let this happen?!" Abigail exclaims, "They were bewitched!" and accuses Vicki of doing it. Joshua dismisses everyone except Naomi. Abigail grabs Vicki's arm and says, "You will come with me!", but Naomi tells her, "She will not! She will go to cook and tell him Joshua's returned and needs some food". After everyone leaves, Joshua tells Naomi, "I am here now. We must discuss important matters. Tell me everything that's happened in my absence...".

Natalie and Abigail sneak into Vicki's room while Vicki's in the kitchen. Natalie remarks, "I though you said you took her clothes from her and burned them". Abigail explains, "Jeremiah got them back for her. She must have bewitched him". They search the room and quickly find the clothes in a drawer. They look through the clothes and find a charm bracelet. They examine it and Natalie gasps, "All the signs of the zodiac!" Abigail exclaims, "And the devil! The prince of evil himself! I must send for Reverend Trask! He's very good at dealing with witches! I will write to him tonight! He will come from Salem immediately!"

 

 

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Episode 383
(COL 5/DISK 2 #2)
1795

Tape Date: December 7, 1967
Air Date: December 13, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 172
Anthony George as Jeremiah Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Ford as André du Prés
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Dan Morgan as Riggs

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795, where a strange, haunted honeymoon follows a marriage which cannot logically be explained.

Josette and Jeremiah are in a room at the Collinsport Inn. Josette remarks, "Jeremiah, I'll never forget this room, or this inn, or you!" They kiss passionately. Jeremiah asks, "Do you remember?" Josette asks, "What?" He looks at her hand and replies, "When this mark was the only think that connected us. Now we are married. Do you regret it?" Josette replies, "Not if the rest of our lives is as happy as the last two days!" Jeremiah corrects her, "Last two and a half days". Josette asks, "Oh, Jeremiah, will we ever be able to go back?" Jeremiah replies, "If we want to". Josette asks, "And if we cannot?" Jeremiah replies, "There's a shipyard in every port on the coast". Josette tells Jeremiah she thinks its impossible to go back and ponders on how great it would be if they could spend the rest of their lives in the hotel room.

Jeremiah is lying in bed sleeping. Josette paces about the room, unable to sleep. She sits down in front of the fire and stares into it. Suddenly, she hears her father's voice saying, "Not asleep, Josette? Why have you treated us this way? I raised you to be honest. You said you loved Barnabas so much, didn't you?" Barnabas' voice chimes in, "You said you loved me!" Josette insists, "I did!" Barnabas asks, "You didn't, did you?" Josette again insists, "I did!" Barnabas asks, "You loved Jeremiah too, didn't you?" Josette replies, "No! No!" Andre's voice points out, "You ran away..." Jeremiah awakens and asks, "Josette, dear, what is it?" Josette announces, "We must go back to Collinwood!" Jeremiah asks, "What has happened?" Josette replies, "I've been so foolish, so foolish thinking I could never go back. But I've been thinking of my aunt, my father..." Jeremiah tries to touch her, but Josette exclaims, "Don't touch me!" Jeremiah asks, "What has happened?" Josette replies, "Nothing has happened! Take me back!" Jeremiah tells her, "All right, I'll take you back tomorrow", but Josette says, "No, not tomorrow, tonight! Go down and get a carriage!" Jeremiah demands to know why she's acting this way, and suggests it's just a mood that will disappear tomorrow, but Josette insists, "It isn't a mood". Jeremiah says, "All right, we'll go back. But never forget our love for each other". He takes her hand to kiss it. Josette looks at her hand and exclaims, "Look! It's gone! It's gone!" The pitchfork shaped mark is, indeed, gone.

At the old house, Barnabas is in the study pacing around. Andre DuPres comes into the room and announces, "I am determined to clear the air. Now, everyone in this house seems to have some secret thoughts. Such secret thoughts are unhealthy. Now, what if they did run off together?" Barnabas exclaims, "That's impossible! Jeremiah's my best friend!" He worries about an alternate possibility, "Perhaps she romanticized me, and when she came here, found I didn't come up to expectations". Andre tells him, "Nonsense. The first day here, she told me how much she couldn't wait to marry you". Barnabas says, "Then something must have happened". A voice answers, "You are right" It is Joshua, who has just stepped into the room. Barnabas asks Joshua, "How do you know? Have you heard any news?" Joshua replies, "No, but I have reached a decision. You may think me absurd, but I think this is all the result of witchcraft". Andre remarks, "You are right! That's absurd!" Joshua continues, "It has not been an easy decision, but your sister Natalie and my sister Abigail have convinced me of it. They have discovered what seems like concrete evidence of this, concrete enough evidence for me to take action". Barnabas asks, "What evidence?" Joshua replies, "Evidence found in Miss Winter's room". Barnabas exclaims, "Impossible! I'll vouch for her innocence! If you don't go to Aunt Abigail and stop this nonsense, I will!" Joshua replies, "You will do nothing! If she is innocent, Reverend Trask will find her innocent." Barnabas exclaims, "Reverend Trask?! If you don't stop him from coming here..." Joshua says, "I can't" Barnabas vows, "Then I will protect Miss Winters". Joshua tells him, "If you do, I will consider you my enemy. I am determined to stop what's been happening in this house!"

In the living room of the Old House, Riggs, a servant, is cleaning the mantel. Jeremiah comes in through the front doors and says, "Hello, Riggs". Riggs exclaims, "Mister Jeremiah!" Jeremiah asks, "Where are they all?" Riggs replies, "The ladies are over at the new house". Jeremiah asks, "And my brother?" Riggs replies, "I don't know". Jeremiah orders, "Find him for me immediately!" As Riggs turns to leave to do so, Jeremiah asks, "Oh, Riggs. Where is Mr. Barnabas?" Riggs replies, "At the shipyards, I believe". Jeremiah says, "Thank you. Hurry if you will". Riggs leaves. Jeremiah looks at his hand. The mark on his hand is gone too. Josette comes in through the front doors. Jeremiah tells her, "I told you to wait in the carriage!" Josette replies, "I couldn't". Jeremiah tells her, "No one's here. I sent for Joshua". Josette asks, "Jeremiah, are you frightened too? I don't know what we're going to say!" Jeremiah says, "We'll say that we're married. That what's done cannot be undone. That's all we shall say". Josette says, "Jeremiah, I'm so frightened. Help me!" Jeremiah tells her, "You wanted to come back and face them. What do YOU think we should do?" Josette remarks, "Jeremiah, you seem so cold". Jeremiah replies, "Am I? It must be the trip... No, it's being back here, in this house, in this room..." Josette says, "You feel differently towards me. I feel no love toward you, nor you towards me. Admit it." Jeremiah says, "We're both upset. It's hard to feel anything right now". Andre comes into the room and exclaims, "Josette! Whatever's happened, we'll get it all straightened out!" Joshua, who's also come into the room, sees Jeremiah and sarcastically remarks, "Well, the prodigal has returned. Well, brother, what have you to say for yourself?" Jeremiah announces, "We are married". Andre exclaims, "Josette! Is this true?" Josette says, "It is true". Andre turns to Jeremiah and angrily says, "You promised me you would stay away from her!" Jeremiah starts to say, "I tried..." Joshua, shocked, asks Andre, "You mean you knew about this?!" Jeremiah says, "We have no explanation for what we did. Obviously, we are unwelcome here. Understandably. We will be at the village Inn until we decide what to do", but Joshua tells him, "No, you will stay here. There will be too much gossip otherwise". Barnabas comes in through the front door and exclaims, "Josette!" Joshua tells him, "They are married Barnabas". Barnabas exclaims, "Married?!" Jeremiah echoes, "Married". Barnabas screams, "No!!!" He turns to Josette and asks, "Tell me you're married! I will not believe it until I hear it from you! Tell me, Josette!" Josette sadly replies, "I am married, Barnabas." Barnabas asks, "Why? Why did you do it? I didn't know you! I was wrong about you!" Josette meekly answers, "If it pleases you to think that". Barnabas turns to Jeremiah and asks, "And you, what do you have to say?" Jeremiah replies, "I have no explanation. What we felt for each other we could not fight". Barnabas announces, "Then you will fight me!" He slaps him and demands satisfaction. Josette screams, "No!" and begs her father to stop it, but Andre sadly tells her, "I cannot. It's between men now". Josette begs, "Barnabas, no!", but Barnabas replies, "Once, I would've listened to you, but now, you have no right to ask me". Josette turns and begs Joshua to stop the duel. Joshua announces, "There will be no duel. There has been enough tragedy in this house. There will not be another", but Barnabas replies, "You cannot stop a duel by words, father. We will fight!"

 

 

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Episode 384
(COL 5/DISK 2 #3)
1795

Tape Date: December 8, 1967
Air Date: December 14, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 173
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

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795, where she watches an oft-read story in the Family History become a living nightmare.

Josette goes to Andre and begs, "Papa, we've got to talk". Andre sarcastically remarks, "Not a good sign for such a young marriage", and asks, "What can I do for you?" They are at first alone in the room, but while they are talking Angelique comes into the room bearing a tray of tea. Josette and Andre, almost unaware of her, continue talking. Josette asks, "Do you know that servant, Ben Stokes? This morning he brought a letter from Barnabas to Jeremiah. Jeremiah just read it and left. Papa, they're going to fight today! You must talk to Barnabas, Papa!", but Andre replies "It's a matter of honor. I cannot interfere." Josette continues to beg her father to try to stop the duel. Andre finally agrees, "I'll talk to Barnabas. As a token gesture". Angelique exits the room. In the hallway, she has a worried look on her face.

Barnabas is in his room examining a dueling pistol. Angelique comes in and begs him, "Barnabas, please do not fight today! Once, in this room, I told you I loved you. I should not care if you kill or are killed, but I do!" Barnabas remarks, "You still believe in love, don't you?" Angelique replies, "Yes. You must still believe in it too, or you will not be considering this duel". Barnabas replies, "I will not accept this! I must move! Act! I must do something!" Angelique remarks, "If this were Martinique, it would be so easy. You would just find another woman." Barnabas remarks, "But this is not Martinique! I want to ask you something, Angelique. Did you know about Josette and Jeremiah?" Angelique replies, "I suspected something". Barnabas asks, "Why didn't you tell me?" Angelique asks, "Would you have believed me?" Barnabas replies, "Yes", but Angelique says, "No, you would've dismissed it as the lies of a jealous woman. Have you ever fought a duel before?" Barnabas replies, "No". Angelique asks "Have you ever killed anyone before?" Again, Barnabas replies, "No". Angelique continues, "But you will today. Do you think she will want to marry you if you kill Jeremiah?" Barnabas replies, "No." Angelique asks, "But you will still want her". Barnabas replies, "Yes". Angelique asks,. "If I cannot stop the duel, will you do something for me?" She takes a medallion out and asks, "I want you to wear this during the fight. It's always brought me luck. It will keep you away from harm. Take it! Wear it!" Barnabas takes it and says, "Thank you, Angelique". There's a knock at the door. Barnabas asks, "Who is it?" It's Andre DuPres. Barnabas lets him in. Andre, surprised to see Angelique in there, asks her, "What are you doing in here?" Angelique lies, "I came to return a book Mr. Collins left in Miss Josette's room". Andre tells her, "Go to her at once. She needs you". Angelique leaves. Andre says, "Well, Barnabas, what shall I say?" Barnabas replies, "If you don't know, say nothing". Andre says, "This duel is ridiculous." Barnabas replies, "There's no point in discussing the duel with me". Andre begs Barnabas not to go through with the duel, saying, "I beg you not to destroy Josette's life just to satisfy your pride!"

Jeremiah is with Josette. Josette, exasperated, says, "I can't talk to you if you deny there's going to be a duel! I followed you this morning. I saw you go to the gun case and examine the pistols!" She begs him to go see Barnabas and talk to him, but Jeremiah replies, "When I see Barnabas, it will be with a gun in my hand! He has demanded satisfaction!" Josette replies, "I know the rules, but rules can be broken! A man cannot be brought back to life!" Jeremiah replies, "We've already broken enough rules. I don't intend to break this one". Josette asks, "Do you really think you could kill Barnabas?" Jeremiah replies, "He'll be trying to kill me. He's been like a brother to me, but..." Josette interrupts, "Until me. We didn't really love each other...Jeremiah! No one must die! If you do not go to Barnabas, I will!" Jeremiah says, "No! You are my wife! I forbid it! We ran away. We knew we'd have to pay the price sooner or later. Perhaps the time has just come sooner than expected". Josette accuses Jeremiah of wanting to be punished, of wanting to die. Andre comes into the room and tells Jeremiah, "Barnabas wants to see you"

Barnabas is in his room examining a pistol. There's a knock at the door. He calls out, "Come in!" Jeremiah comes in. Barnabas tells him, "I'm glad you came". Jeremiah replies, "I'm glad you asked me to come...No, that's not true, is it? I'm not glad I came, and you're not glad you asked me to come. Barnabas asks, "Why did you take her from me? Why? Do you love her?" Jeremiah replies, "I'm not sure." Barnabas says, "Then I hate you all the more. If you do not love her, then you have ruined all our lives for nothing!" Jeremiah says, "I couldn't avoid it. She came to me!", but Barnabas says, "I don't believe you!" Jeremiah continues, "I should have gone away. I should have realized what would happen. I was going to, but then Joshua disappeared". Barnabas asks, "Why didn't you come to me?" Jeremiah replies, "It was so illogical, so mad! It was as if we were under some kind of spell!" Barnabas says, "Father told you to say that. By talking about Witchcraft, you can avoid telling the truth!" Jeremiah asks, "And what is that truth? Tell me." Barnabas says, "That you wanted her the first time you saw her! That you seduced her and took her away from me!" Jeremiah exclaims, "No!" Barnabas continues, "You've always hated me, haven't you?" Jeremiah replies, "I don't know how I feel anymore. All I know is that Josette and I wanted each other". Barnabas asks, "And if you could do it all over again, would you?" Jeremiah replies, "Yes, we would have no choice". Barnabas says, "Then I have no choice!"

Josette is alone in her room. There's a knock at the door. She calls out, "Father?", but it's Angelique. Angelique comes in and excitedly exclaims, "They have gone! Barnabas and your husband! They have taken the pistols and gone! They are going to fight the duel!" Josette screams, "No!!!" and faints. Angelique takes out a handkerchief, moistens it with a little of Josette's rosewater, and rubs Josette with it, reviving her, and the spell as well. She exclaims, "Oh, Madame, stop them before it is too late! You must stop the duel!" Josette moans, "Jeremiah! Jeremiah! I must go to them! He will kill him! He will kill him!"

Barnabas and Jeremiah are in a clearing outside. Barnabas announces the rules, "Ten paces and turn, then count to three, then fire. Is that understood?" Jeremiah replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "Are you ready?". Jeremiah replies, "Yes". They turn their backs on each other, and slowly take ten paces. They turn. Barnabas starts to count, "One...Two..."

Josette and Angelique run to the clearing, but are too late. The sound of two shots is heard. Josette screams, "No! No!" In the clearing, Barnabas is standing. Jeremiah is lying on the ground, wounded. Josette runs to Jeremiah and cradles his head in her arms and shouts, "Angelique! Run quick, get some help!" Angelique runs off. Josette moans, "Oh, Jeremiah, my dear, please..." She looks up at Barnabas and screams, "You monster! You madman! You were so full of pride, you would not let us have our happiness! See what you have done? You have killed the only man I have ever loved! Don't you come any closer! I'll take care of him! Why couldn't you accept this? Don't touch him!" Barnabas protests, "He will die if he does not get help..." Josette replies, "And you will have killed him!" Barnabas, looking very sad, backs off, then leaves...

 

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Episode 385
(COL 5/DISK 2 #4)
1795

Tape Date: December 11, 1967
Air Date: December 15, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 174
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795. Sadness and fear pervade the old Collins mansion on this day. There has been a duel between two men; one of them has been mortally wounded. There are those in the house who believe that witchcraft is at work here, and they have taken steps to see that the witch is found and destroyed.

The Countess Natalie du Prés is pacing around the drawing room looking anxious. Nathan Forbes comes downstairs from Jeremiah's room. Natalie asks "How is Jeremiah?" Nathan answers "Well the doctor only allowed me a few minutes in the room." Natalie responds "Yes, yes, but how is he?" Forbes explains "Still unconscious. Doctor says he still hovering through life and death." The Countess with a suspicious look states "Someone in this house wanted that duel to take place. Someone wants Jeremiah to die." Nathan accuses "You're a very superstitious woman. Aren't you Countess?" The Countess insists "I tell you it is true." Feeling dubious of her accusations, Forbes explains "May I say with all due respect, it's nonsense. Considering the way Barnabas was treated that duel was unavoidable." Suddenly there is a knock at the door. The Countess says "One of us better answer it Lieutenant, I have learned not to wait for the servants to perform their simple duties." Nathan Forbes opens the doors. A man appears, wearing a large rimmed black hat, a long black cape looking like a clergyman on the bounty. It's the Reverend Trask. "I'm here to see Abigail Collins. She's expecting me." says the Reverend. Nathan let's him in "Wont you come in please." The Reverend enters the foyer. The Countess greets "You must be the Reverend Trask." Trask replies "I am..." Natalie introduces herself "I am Countess du Prés and this is Lieutenant Forbes." The Reverend Trask takes his hat off nods to Natalie and bow to Forbes "Lieutenant..?" Natalie explains to the Reverend Trask "You have not come a moment too soon." Trask replies "I find that is usually the case." Nathan Forbes assuming he is here to check on Jeremiah's condition, starts to guide him to Jeremiah's bedroom. "If you'll follow me I'll show you the way to Jeremiah Collins' room." Trask puzzled asks "Jeremiah?" Natalie explains to Nathan "The reverend wishes to see Miss Abigail Collins." Nathan Forbes pauses, looking puzzled. "I'm sorry I just assumed Abigail sent him because of Jeremiah's condition." Natalie again explains "No Lieutenant. The Reverend Trask has come to find and destroy the witch in this house." Nathan Forbes' eye bursts open with the look shock on his face. "Countess may I ask of whose authority this gentleman has come here..." Trask explains "By authority invested in me by the Almighty." Forbes responds sarcastically "The Almighty... Forgive me, Mr. Trask, but what church do you represent?" Trask says "I have my own congregation in Salem." Forbes, suspecting Trask of being a fraud hardens the interrogation "You didn't answer the question..." The Countess responds to Nathan "He's not here to answer questions but to ask them." Forbes replies "In other word the reverend is a self appointed cleric and has not been ordained by any church at all." Trask boldly explains "I have been asked to come here by Miss Abigail Collins to exorcize a witch. And THAT is what I intend to do." He then turns to the Countess. "Kindly tell Miss Collins I'm here." Natalie heads upstairs while Trask proceeds into the house and looks about.

Vicki is at her desk in her bedroom flipping through the pages of the Collins' history book she had brought back from 1967. Nathan rushes in to warn her that she about to be under the scrutiny of being accused of witchcraft. "Lieutenant Forbes, I told you never to..." Forbes interrupts "Listen. We've got to get you out of this house at once." Vicki recoils "What are you talking about?" "You told me the other day you might be needing a friend. Well you do now. I'm volunteering to help you." Vicki snaps back "And I told YOU the other day that your manners need some improvement." Nathan warns "Miss Winters. You are in danger. I didn't realize how serious Abigail and the Countess were taking this witchcraft business." Vick responds sarcastically "Oh, that again." "Yes. And don't try to dismiss it too lightly." "Well you don't think I could take this seriously, Do you?" He warns "You better." He goes on to explain "Abigail has sent for a witch hunter. He's in this house downstairs and he'll be wanting to see you in a few minutes." Responding sarcastically she asks "Well what do you suggest I do?" He suggest "Well if we can go out the back way, I could saddle up two horses I could take you into Collinsport and you could stay at the Inn for a few days..." She interrupts "Lieutenant... You have to forgive me if I'm amused by your petition. As a matter of fact, I admire it." He begs her to heed the warning "Hey this is NOT what you think it is. I AM REALLY TRYING TO HELP YOU!" She rebels "And I don't need you help! Thank you." He warns again "Abigail and the Countess are convinced that your a witch and they brought this man here to prove it. Now you gotta get out of here!" Vicki pauses. "Now why should I run away? I'm NOT a witch. And therefore I have nothing to fear. Except perhaps, You." Insulted and lacking of patience, Forbes gives up "Alright. So you can find out for yourself. I've seen these fanatics before. I know how they work. I wouldn't look forward to it if I were you." Strangely, Vicki is displaying an unusual sense of pride. "I think I can take care of myself.... More than ever." Forbes replies "Perhaps... But I wouldn't count on it." and then leaves. Vicki has a look of pride on her face which changes to concern.

(Scene missing: Abigail, the Countess and Trask)

Barnabas interrupts, showing an immediate dislike for Trask. He angrily dismisses the accusation against Victoria, and demands to know what evidence there is against the governess. Abigail and Natalie list the unexplainable occurrences afflicting the family of late. When the Countess mentions the pitchfork brand that appeared on Josette's hand, Trask is more convinced than ever that witchcraft is to blame. Trask declares that an evil spirit has invaded the house and must be dealt with. Barnabas rails against Abigail, only to be shocked upon learning Joshua Collins has given her free reign to see this matter in any way she sees fit. Abigail and Natalie escort Trask to Victoria's room, leaving a stunned Barnabas behind.

Trask interrogates Victoria, accusing her of causing all of the tragedies that have befallen the Collins family. Victoria hotly denies being responsible, unable to believe Abigail and Natalie have gone so far as to bring a witch-hunter to question her. Trask cruelly grabs Victoria, but she shoves him away. He openly and hatefully accuses her of being in league with the Devil. Forcing Victoria to sit down, Trask demands to know where her 20th-century clothing came from. Victoria refuses to answer. Again, Trask manhandles her and Victoria slaps the Reverend in the face. Trask slaps her back, and he and Abigail gag and bound the protesting governess. He plans to take Victoria into the woods and exorcise her there.

Later that night, Abigail and Natalie (who begins to doubt Trask's actions) await the Reverend's return. The Countess worries as to what action Trask will take to prove Victoria's guilt. In the woods, Trask has tied Victoria to a tree where he plans to leave her all night. If the tree dies by morning, then that will be all the proof he needs that she is a witch. Victoria's pleas for release fall on deaf ears. Trask prays, placing his hand on Victoria's head and demanding the Devil to leave her body. He then leaves Victoria alone, screaming for help.

 

 

 

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Episode 386
(COL 5/DISK 2 #5)
1795

Tape Date: December 12, 1967
Air Date: December 18, 1967 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 175
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795. An evil woman is at work in the old Collins mansion. She has sown the seeds of intrigue and deceit within the family. She has aroused suspicions of witchcraft, but those suspicions have been directed at one who is innocent.

Natalie is pacing about in the living room of the Old House, looking uneasy. Angelique comes into the room and hands her her Tarot Cards, "You wanted your Tarot Cards, My Lady?" Natalie replies, "Thank you, Angelique. I must read them immediately. You may go to your room now". Angelique continues to stand there. Natalie asks, "Well?" Angelique replies, "Excuse me, my Lady, but you seem worried about something. Anything I could do to help?" Natalie remarks, "Only if you could tell me where Miss Winters is". Angelique asks, "She's not in the house?" Angelique replies, "No, that's why I'm reading the cards". Angelique says, "Good night, my Lady" and leaves. Barnabas and Nathan come in. Barnabas tells Natalie, "We'd like to have a word with you. Lt. Forbes and I are concerned about Miss Winters. We were wondering if you were here this afternoon when Reverend Trask was questioning her". Natalie tells them the Vicki refused to cooperate. Nathan says, "We must get her out of the house!" Barnabas agrees, "She's in danger as long as that superstitious fanatic's in the house!", but Natalie tells him, "He already took her" and explains what happened. Barnabas asks, "Do you know where?" Natalie replies, "No." Barnabas asks, "Did he say anything about what he was going to do?" Natalie replies, "No, just that he had a way of proving whether she was a witch. You must find her! I'm worried!" Barnabas remarks, "It's a little late for you to be worried". Natalie begs, "You must find her! I'm very worried about what might happen! He's very angry with her!" She tells him about Vicki slapping Trask and says, "I'm afraid he might be torturing her right now!" Barnabas says, "We must find her! You should be ashamed of yourself for letting this happen!" Barnabas and Nathan turn to leave. Natalie nervously says, "I hope you find her!" The Reverend Trask, who's just walked in through the door, asks, "Find who?" Barnabas asks him where Vicki is. Trask replies, "That's none of your concern! Do not interfere in God's fight with the Devil! The girl is possessed! By morning I will have proof of this!" Barnabas asks, "How?" Trask replies, "I have subjected her to a foolproof test!" Barnabas asks, "Where?", but Trask replies, "I won't tell you. Why are you defending her so strenuously, after all she's done to your family?" Barnabas angrily replies, "Reverend Trask, in your crusade against Witchcraft, you may have forgotten that we have just fought a war in this country to guarantee every person certain rights, one of which is the right of being considered innocent until proven guilty! Nathan, let's go!" Trask growls, "I warn you, Mr. Collins, do not interfere!" Barnabas and Nathan leave anyway.

Trask sees the deck of Tarot cards on the table and asks Natalie, "Are these Tarot cards yours, Countess?" Natalie replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "I see. Do you use them only for entertainment?" Natalie replies, "I use them to see the future." Trask says, "Only God may tell what is in our future!" Natalie angrily replies, "I'll practice my own religion without advice from you, thank you!" Angelique comes into the room bearing a tray with tea things on it and says to Natalie, "I thought you might like some tea". Natalie thanks her, and Angelique puts the tray down. Natalie and Trask continue talking. Natalie asks, "Tell me, are you sure Miss Winters will not be hurt?" Trask replies, "Yes". Natalie asks, "This test you mentioned. How sure are you it is foolproof?" Trask explains, "I have her tied to a tree, a living creature of God. If she is a witch, the tree will be dead by morning. That is my test." The clock on the mantel strikes midnight. Trask announces, "We shall know the result of it in less than 6 hours". Angelique, who has not left the room, hears all this...

In the middle of the night, Angelique, dressed in a cloak, sneaks out of the house. In the woods, Vicki continues to scream, "Help! Help me! Somebody, please help me! Please! Please!!" Angelique is in the woods, searching for Vicki. Barnabas and Nathan are searching through the woods for Vicki. Unable to find her, Barnabas suggests, "We should go back and get Ben. He knows every inch of these woods". Nathan asks, "How can we be sure she's in the woods?" Barnabas points out, "We've already searched all the buildings on the property, and we know he didn't take her into the village. That leaves only the woods". They hear a crying, whimpering sound. Barnabas exclaims, "Miss Winters! Is that you? Miss Winters?" From nearby, Angelique hears all this. Vicki hears Barnabas' shouts and replies, "Mr. Collins! Is that you?" Barnabas replies, "Yes! Where are you?" Vicki shouts, "Over here! Please help me!" Barnabas and Nathan go in the direction of the sound and find Vicki. Barnabas, seeing Vicki tied to the tree, exclaims, "He must be some kind of madman!". They untie Vicki. Barnabas assures Vicki, "You're going to be all right. We won't let him hurt you". Vicki asks, "Where will you take me?" Barnabas replies, "Back to your room". Vicki exclaims, "No! I don't want to go back to the house! I can't stay in the same house with him there!" Nathan says, "I agree." Barnabas asks, "But where can we take her?" Nathan suggests, "To the new house".

After Nathan and Barnabas take Vicki and leave, Angelique comes out of hiding into the clearing. She recalls Trask's words, "I have her tied to a tree, a living creature of God. If she is a witch, the tree will be dead by morning. This is my test." She takes out a small model of a tree, sets it down on a nearby stump, and sets it on fire. The tree to which Vicki had been tied catches fire too... The sun rises. Trask goes out. Natalie follows him.

Barnabas and Nathan take Vicki to the new house. Barnabas looks at the drawing room and remarks, "This room will do. You'll be safe enough in here". They take her in there. Barnabas tells her, "I'll bring some food from the house". Vicki remarks, "The sun has come up. Reverend Trask should be on his way to the tree just about now". Nathan remarks, "I'd like to see the look on his face when he sees there's nothing there!" Vicki says, "I never want to see his face again!" Barnabas says, "If I have my way, he'll be sent away from here before the day is over".

In the woods, Trask catches Natalie following him and asks, "Well, Countess, you've decided to follow me". Natalie replies, "I wanted to see if Miss Winters was safe." They get to the area where Vicki was tied. Trask gasps. Natalie asks, "What is it?" Trask replies, "The girl has escaped!" Natalie asks, "Where was she?" Trask replies, "The girl has escaped, but her guilt is proven!" Natalie asks, "What do you mean?" Trask points to a tree and explains, "The girl was tied to that tree. Last night, it was a vital, living creature of God. Now look what has happened!" The tree has burned up, leaving only a smoking stump...

 

 

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Episode 387
(COL 5/DISK 2 #6)
1795

Tape Date: December 13, 1967
Air Date: December 19, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 176
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
David Ford as André du Prés
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Lara Parker as Angelique
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance was held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which sent Victoria Winters back on an uncertain and frightening journey to the past--back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795. It is a time of intrigue and terror in the old Collins mansion; the family fears the presence of a witch in the house, and a decision has been made to find and destroy her.

Trask and Joshua, and Andre DuPres are in the living room of the old house. Angelique is holding a tray serving them coffee or tea. Trask tells Joshua and Andre, "She was bound securely to that tree! Someone must have helped her!" Andre asks, "Reverend, what are you suggesting?" Trask replies, "I'm suggesting that whoever freed her is also in league with the devil! We are dealing with more than one witch! We are dealing with a coven! All must be sought out and destroyed! I will start by questioning everyone in this house!" Angelique, who's leaving the the tea, looks very concerned. Joshua asks Trask, "Are you suggesting it's someone in this house?" Trask replies, "I'm only suggesting that at a time like this, no one should be above suspicion. Do I have your permission to start?" Joshua asks Trask to be discreet, saying he doesn't want a scandal to taint the Collins name. Trask agrees to be discrete. Joshua gives him permission to start his investigation. Andre is completely shocked at this and refuses to cooperate. Trask asks, "Why do you object?" Andre replies, "Because this is all ridiculous! I am a civilized man, I come from a civilized country where such superstitions were cast out long ago! I refuse to be questioned by this man!" Joshua asks, "I can't understand why you refuse to cooperate". Trask remarks, "Perhaps he has a very good reason." Joshua asks, "Like what?" Trask replies, "To protect himself, or perhaps to protect someone close to him". Andre exclaims, "That's absurd!" Trask asks, "Then why do you refuse to be questioned?" Andre replies, "It's a matter of pride". Joshua tells him, "As the master of this house, I must insist that you allow yourself to be questioned!" Andre reluctantly agrees, "All right, but let the records show that I was questioned under duress - by a complete idiot!"

Angelique catches Nathan coming out of the servant's entrance carrying a bundle and asks, "Why are you coming out of the servant's entrance? What are you doing with that bundle?" Nathan replies, "It's an old shirt. I'm taking it out to be burned". Angelique can smell that it's not an old shirt and remarks, "It smells too good to burn. It smells good enough to eat". Nathan admits, "All right, it's food from the house". Angelique asks, "Why are you taking food from the house?" Nathan replies, "I'm going on a picnic, and I was too lazy to go into town to get food. Would you like to come with me? The company of a beautiful woman is always welcome!" Angelique replies, "Some other time, maybe. I have work to do. I must be going". She turns to leave. Nathan asks, "Angelique, this will be our little secret, won't it?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Nathan leaves. Angelique thinks to herself, "What a conceited fool you are, Lieutenant Forbes! You did not fool me for a moment! You are taking that food to Miss Winters!"

In the living room of the old house, Trask, who has just questioned all the servants, asks Joshua, "All the other servants were performing their duties when we called them. Where is this Angelique? Why is she suddenly missing?" Joshua replies, "She is not one of our servants. She works for the DuPres family". Trask asks, "The DuPres family. What sort of people are they?" Joshua replies, "They're the richest family in Martinique". Trask remarks, "If Mr. DuPres is any example, they're also very arrogant!."

Trask is in the room alone, Joshua having left. Angelique comes into the room and says, "I was told you wanted to speak to me". Trask asks, "Where have you been?" Angelique replies, "In the woods". Trask asks, "Do you know who I am?" Angelique replies, "You are the Reverend Trask". Trask asks, "Do you know why I am here?" Angelique replies, "To find the witch". Trask corrects her, "To find the witches". Angelique asks, "You
mean there are more than one?" Trask replies, "That's what I intend to find out. Sit down." Angelique obediently sits down. Trask starts his questioning, "I was told you came with the DuPres family from Martinique". Angelique replies ,"Yes". Trask asks, "Do you believe in the Almighty?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Do you fear him?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Were you baptized?" Angelique replies, "No". Trask asks, "Why not?" Angelique replies, "My mother and father died while I was young". Trask asks, "Why hasn't the DuPres family had you baptized?" Angelique replies, "I don't know". Trask says, I think you DO know! Were you in the woods alone?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Why? Was it to meet someone there? Perhaps the devil himself?" Angelique exclaims, "NO! The devil has never managed to tempt me!" Trask asks, "So he has tried?" Angelique replies, "The devil tries to tempt everyone, but my loyalty is to my God! I go to the woods alone because it is quiet and there. I go there because there, I feel closer to God! Sometimes I feel very close to God!" Suddenly, she falls on her knees and says, "I feel it now! I feel closer to God than ever before! I see something! Reverend, it is a revelation, and you are responsible!!!" Joshua comes back, sees Angelique and asks, "What's happening to the girl?" Trask replies, "She's having a revelation!", then asks Angelique, "Tell me what you see!" Angelique replies, "I see a house, a very large house, and it's new. No one's there." Trask asks Joshua, "Do you know of such a house, Mr. Collins?" Joshua replies, "Yes. Collinwood. It's not yet completed". Angelique continues, "There SUPPOSED to be no on there, but a man and a woman are there. I hear them speaking..." Trask asks Joshua, "Where is this house?" Joshua replies, "On the hill overlooking the sea. It's a 15 minute walk from here". Trask exclaims, "I must go there! If I am not mistaken, the witch I have been looking for is there!" They leave. Angelique smiles evilly...

Nathan and Vicki are in the drawing room of Collinwood. Vicki is ravenously eating the food Nathan has brought her. Nathan says, "I apologize! I forgot the salt!" Vicki replies, "When you're as hungry as I am, you don't care!" She thanks him for putting himself in danger by helping her. He tells her, "I'm in no danger. The only person who saw me leave was Angelique, and she promised not to tell anyone". Vicki asks, "Has Barnabas talked to Mr. Collins yet?" Nathan replies, "Yes, but Abigail had talked to him first. Trask is staying." Vicki remarks, "If only I could get back. But I've come through space and time, and I don't know how!" Nathan warns her, "Miss Winters! If you keep talking like that, soon even your friends will start to doubt you!" Vicki apologizes, "Forgive me, Lieutenant. I was thinking out loud". Nathan warns her, "You had best stop. The things you're saying make no sense whatsoever. No wonder the Reverend Trask thinks you're a witch". Vicki says, "I hope you're not starting to think I'm a witch". Nathan replies, "No, but you are the most unusual person. I really don't know what to think of you". Vicki says, "Please believe me when I say I'm not a bad person". Nathan assures her, "You can continue to count on me." Suddenly, they hear the front door....

Outside in the foyer, Joshua tells Trask, "The family will be moving in when it is finished in one month". Trask announces, "I can feel it! There is an evil spirit in here!" Joshua asks, "How do you go about sensing one? I've always wondered..." They hear a noise. Trask points at the closed drawing room doors and says, "It's coming from there!" The drawing room doors open. Nathan comes out, closing the doors behind him. Joshua demands, "Lieutenant Forbes! What are you doing in this house?" Forbes replies, "Barnabas has spoken to me so often about the architecture, I came to take a look". Joshua tells him, "It is customary to ask the owner first!" Nathan replies, "I looked for you, but couldn't find you". Joshua says, "Then you should have waited!" Nathan replies, "I should have. I apologize". Trask asks, "Where is she?" Nathan replies, "I don't know what you're talking about". Trask continues, "You lied about coming here to see the architecture. You came to see the girl!" Nathan says, "If it's Miss Winters you're talking about, I don't know what you're talking about. I don't know where she is". Trask turns to Joshua and says, "I suggest we search this house room by room!" Joshua agrees. They start by going into the drawing room. There is no on in there. Trask notices that the window is open and asks Joshua, "Are your workmen in the habit of leaving windows open?" Joshua replies, "They are not. I shall speak to them about this." Trask says, "That may not be necessary. Are your workmen allowed to eat here?" Joshua replies, "Certainly not!" Trask points out some food in the drawing room to Joshua and says, "Well, someone has been. And it would seem not very long ago. The food is QUITE fresh!"

 

 

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Episode 388
(COL 5/DISK 2 #7)
1795

Tape Date: December 14, 1967
Air Date: December 20, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 177
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask

A séance has been held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces, and in a house where terror reigns. For unknown to all there is one in this house who has secretly plotted to destroy the Collins family in order to gain the love of a man.

In Barnabas's room, Angelique is messaging Barnabas' temples. She asks, "There, feel better now?" Barnabas replies, "Yes, my headache is completely gone now". Angelique asks, "Are you sorry I came here?" Barnabas says, "I must go now. The Reverend Trask will be back soon". Angelique asks, "You don't like him, do you?" Barnabas replies, "The man's a fanatic." Angelique asks, "But you will help him find Miss Winters, won't you?" Barnabas replies, "I don't where she is". Angelique asks, "But if you did, you would tell him, wouldn't you? You must, for your own good! Reverend Trask is right! There IS a witch in this house! She's capable of harming everyone in the house, including YOU. She must be found and destroyed!" Barnabas asks, "Why are you so certain it's Miss Winters?" Angelique replies, "Everyone else seems certain", but Barnabas says, "Not everyone. Only the Reverend Trask, Aunt Abigail, and the Countess. And the Countess is starting to have doubts". Angelique says, "She must be. How else do you explain everything that's happened?" Barnabas remarks, "I am certain Vicki Winters is not responsible". Angelique says, "You must admit, you're not the best judge of women. Josette, you thought she was faithful, but she deceived you, Barnabas, deceived you with a member of your own family!" Barnabas angrily says, "I don't want to talk about Josette!" Angelique asks, "You don't love her anymore?" Barnabas answers, "No!" Angelique asks, "Do you hate her?" Barnabas replies, "Yes!" Angelique says, "Say it! I want to hear you say it!" Barnabas exclaims, "I HATE HER!" Angelique, overjoyed, says, "Barnabas, let me love you. I love you so much. I can make you happy if you give me a chance. Will you give me a chance?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". They kiss passionately. Angelique tells him, "You'll never regret your decision", and asks, "Will you come to my room later?" Barnabas replies, "Yes"

At Collinwood, Trask is questioning Nathan about Vicki. Nathan lies, "I have no idea where she is". Trask asks, "How do you account for the food?" Nathan replies, "I can't". Trask remarks, "It's obvious that it's for Miss Winters". Nathan replies, "Not necessarily. I haven't lain eyes on Miss Winters since she disappeared". Trask says, "All right, lieutenant, but one word of caution. You're a brilliant young man with a promising naval career ahead of you". Nathan asks, "What do you mean?" Trask explains, "If there is any scandal, word might reach the navy and it could end your career. If you know anything about where Miss Winters is, it would be very wise of you to tell me. Very wise indeed!"

Trask is in the living room of the old house. Josette comes in. She asks, "You wanted to see me, Reverend Trask?" Trask replies, "Yes, Mrs. Collins, sit down". Josette sits down. Trask asks, "How is your husband?" Josette replies, "Not well, I'm afraid". Trask asks, "How well do you know Miss Winters?" Josette replies, "I hardly know her at all". Trask asks, "Do you know any reason she'd want to harm you?" Josette replies, "No, we hardly know each other at all". Trask tells Josette, "She is a witch!" Josette asks, "Why would she want to harm me?" Trask replies, "The devil wants to destroy the good and pure wherever he finds it!" He asks, "Let me see your hand!" Josette asks, "My hand?" and reluctantly lets Trask look at her hand. He sees the mark and announces, "Just as I thought! The brand of the Devil!" Josette exclaims, "No! It's only a bruise", but Trask says, "You know better than that and so do I". Josette tells him, "It's not always there. It comes and goes". Trask asks, "When did it first appear?" Josette replies, "A few weeks ago". Trask asks, "When it appears, how do you feel?" Josette replies, "Different" Trask asks, "How?" Josette replies, "I can't explain". Trask tells her, "You feel different because you are possessed by he Devil! The only way to free you is to catch his handmaiden!"

Barnabas is in his room. There's a knock at the door. It's Nathan. Barnabas lets him in and asks him, "Have you found where Miss Winters is hiding?" Nathan replies, "She's in the loft above the stables. I found her there when I went to get my horse." Barnabas asks, "How is she?" Nathan tells him, "She's frightened, but she's all right. You've got to get her away from here right away". Barnabas replies, "She's safe where she is. Trask has already searched the stables. He won't search there again". Nathan tells Barnabas about Trask's threat to report him to the Navy and says, "I can no longer help Miss Winters. If Trask questions me again, I can't guarantee what I'll say. I might have to tell him the truth".

Josette is talking to Trask in the living room. She asks him, "Do you really think I was bewitched?" Trask replies, "Of course. When you are possessed by the devil, you have no will of your own. You're not responsible for your actions". Josette remarks, "Not responsible for your actions? I'd like to believe I'm not responsible for what happened". Trask tells her, "You weren't". Josette says, "I'd like to believe it, but no, I'd be deluding myself. I did what I wanted to do..." Trask says, "But you must admit the possibility exists". Josette admits, "It is possible". She happens to look at her hand and exclaims, "The mark, it's gone!" Trask asks, "Do you feel differently now that it's gone?" Josette replies, "I think I do". Trask asks, "How?" Josette replies, "I'm able to think much more clearly now." Trask tells her, "I must cleanse your body so evil spirits can never inhabit it again! I must perform a ceremony exorcism!" He put his hands on her head and starts to say some prayers. Barnabas comes into the room, sees this and exclaims, "Reverend! What are you doing?" Trask explains that he's exorcising the evil sprits from Josette. Barnabas asks, "What evil spirits?" Trask replies, "She has been under a spell, an evil force that has caused her to act against her will". Barnabas turns to Josette and asks, "Do you really believe that?" Josette replies, "I don't know". Barnabas asks, "What have you done against your will?" Josette pauses, then says, "Nothing..." Barnabas turns to Trask and tells him, "Then there's no sense in going on, Reverend". He tells Trask to leave. Trask says, "I must protect her from evil!", but Barnabas replies, "She's already told you, she doesn't need you to!" Trask says, "All right! In time, you will change your mind. But now, I must find the one who brought the evil into this house, I must find Miss Winters!" and leaves. Barnabas asks Josette if she really believes she was possessed. Josette admits she doesn't. Barnabas tells her, "Let's have no more talk of magic spells, then".

Barnabas is in his room. There's a knock at the door. It's Angelique. He lets her in. Noticing the sad expression on Barnabas' face, she asks, "Anything wrong?" He replies, "No" She reminds him, "You promised to come to my room tonight. Why didn't you?" Barnabas replies, "It isn't going to work, Angelique". Angelique asks, "What?" Barnabas replies, "I still love her. I still love Josette in spite of everything that's happened". Angelique asks, "Has something happened since this morning?" Barnabas replies, "I saw her and realized I could never hate her." Angelique begs, "Barnabas! Look at me! I can make you so happy! Please!!!", but Barnabas replies, "No, I am capable of loving only one woman. Josette". Angelique, a look of complete disbelief on her face, asks, "In spite of what she's done?!?!?" Barnabas replies, "In spite of what she's done". Angelique asks, "So, you're telling me I'm not good enough for you! You're rather love that conniving, scheming Josette than me!" As she is speaking, she notices that Saran's doll is lying on a table. Barnabas replies, "There's nothing more to say. I hope it's still possible for us to be friends". Angelique coldly replies, "Of course. Why not?" She picks up Sarah's doll and remarks, "Sarah must have left this here. I'll take it back to the nursery". Barnabas says, "I hope you understand". Angelique replies, "I understand! I understand perfectly!" and leaves.

Angelique is in her room, looking at Sarah's doll. In a very mocking voice, she quotes Barnabas, "I hope it is still possible for us to be friends!!", then answers herself, "No, Barnabas, it is not possible! I'm going to make you pay for turning away from me! But not through Josette this time, but through someone else you love. Little Sarah, your dear little sister. You are going to see her suffer, Barnabas, and seeing her suffer will be the worst agony you have ever known!" She looks at the doll evilly...

 

 

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Episode 389
(COL 5/DISK 2 #8)
1795

Tape Date: December 15, 1967
Air Date: December 21, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 178
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Lara Parker as Angelique
Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And she finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. She finds a family gripped by terror, for unknown to all there is one who plots to gain the love of a man. Thwarted in this, she seeks a terrible vengeance: the death of an innocent child.

In the nursery, Naomi is telling Sarah a story, the story of the 12 princesses, "Once there were 12 princesses. They were all very beautiful, and the prince didn't know which of them to marry, so he devised a test for them..." Angelique, in her room, takes a pincushion out from a drawer, and takes several pins from it. She takes one of the pins and sticks it into the doll's chest. In the nursery, Sarah suddenly grabs her chest and screams "Mother! It's hurts! Right here! It hurts!" In her room, Angelique sticks another pin in the doll's chest. Sarah, in the nursery, continues to screams, "Here! Mother! It hurts!" Angelique sticks a third pin into the doll's chest. In the nursery, Sarah falls to the floor, unconscious...

 

Sarah is lying in her bed, unconscious. Naomi is watching over her. Barnabas comes into the room. Naomi asks him, "What did the doctor say? Surely he told you more than he told me!" but Barnabas tells her the doctor had no idea what was wrong with Sarah. He tries to reassure his mother by reminding her that when he was ill, the doctor didn't know was wrong with him either, and he suddenly recovered and says "Maybe this will happen with Sarah!" Sarah starts to regain consciousness and moans, "Mother, what's happening to me? Why do I feel so funny? Why does everything hurt?" Naomi tells her, "We'll stay with you!" Sarah asks, "Where's Miss Winters?" Naomi replies, "She had to go away". Sarah asks, "When is she coming back? Soon?" Naomi replies, "Perhaps". Sarah says, "I want Miss Winters!" Barnabas asks, "Do you miss her that much?" Sarah replies, "I miss her a lot! Go get her, Barnabas! Get her and tell her I want to see her!" Barnabas replies, "I promise I will, but you must do what I say. Rest!" Sarah asks, "Will Miss Winters be here when I wake up?" Barnabas replies, "Perhaps". Sarah goes to sleep. Naomi tells Barnabas, "Barnabas, you shouldn't have told her you'd find Miss Winters! She's going to be upset when she wakes up and finds he isn't here". Barnabas replies, "I won't break my promise". Naomi points out, "But no one knows where Miss Winters is". Barnabas replies, "I know where she is. She's in the loft above the stables. Lt. Forbes found her there a few hours ago." Naomi remarks, "I'm not sure I want her coming into this room". Barnabas asks, "Why? Do you think she's a witch? I can assure you she's not! Do you think I would I think for a moment of bringing her here if I thought she might harm Sarah?"

Barnabas exits Sarah's room. In the hallway is Ben Stokes. Looking very worried, he says to Barnabas, "I heard Miss Sarah was sick. Is there anything I can do for her?" Barnabas sadly replies, "There isn't anything anyone can do for her". After Barnabas leaves, Ben thinks to himself, "There is something I can do! I know who's caused this. It's that Angelique! She's gone too far this time! She's got to make Miss Sarah well again, or I'll kill her!"

There's a knock at the door of Angelique's room. Nobody is in the room, so there is no answer. The door opens, and Ben comes in. He proceeds to search the room. While he is doing so, Angelique returns. She asks, "Ben, what are you doing? Answer me! What are you looking for!" Ben angrily replies, "You know what I'm looking form. Don't pretend you don't know what's going on! You know about Miss Sarah!" Angelique replies, "I heard she was ill". Ben says, "You made it happen! You put one of your spells on her! She's never hurt you! Why are you doing this to her?" Angelique replies, "To get what I want. I want Barnabas to come to me begging me to make Sarah well".
Ben asks, "And if he doesn't? Are you just going to let her die?" Angelique replies, "I might!" Ben exclaims, "You're evil!" Angelique says, "I might decide to let Sarah live. It's very simple." She takes the doll out and shows it to Ben and explains, "If I decide to remove the pins, Sarah will be well again. It's as simple as that!" Ben demands, "Do it! Now!", but Angelique refuses, "Not yet. Not until Barnabas comes to me!" Ben threatens her, "Do it now, or I'll kill you!", but Angelique replies, "You can't harm me, Ben, I have too much power over you". Ben says, "I'm not afraid of you! Remove those pins or I'll kill you!" He raises his arms into a "choking position" and starts to approach her. Angelique shouts, "Stop! Listen!" Ben stops. He hears the sound of a heart beating. Angelique asks, "Do you know what that sound is, Ben? It's the sound of your own heartbeat!" The beat starts to quicken. Angelique tells him, "Listen, Ben! It's beating faster! Soon, your heart will be beating so fast, it'll burst!" Ben falls to his knees and grabs his chest in pain. Angelique tells him, "Only I can stop it! Will you promise me you will be obedient to me from now on?" Ben gasps, "Yes..." His heartbeat returns to normal. Angelique tells him, "See? I can be merciful. But next time, I will show you no mercy! I will allow you to die!"

Barnabas brings Vicki to Sarah's room. Sarah exclaims, "Miss Winters!" Vicki says, "Hello, Sarah". Sarah asks, "Is it really you?" Vicki replies, "Of course it is". Sarah asks, "Where have you been?" Vicki replies, "I'd gone away for awhile, but now I'm back". Sarah says, "I'm glad. Tell me another story about Samantha. But where is she?" Vicki asks, "Your doll?" Sarah replies, "I looked all over for her this morning, but I couldn't find her". Barnabas tells her, "I'll get it" and leaves to do so. Sarah cries, "My chest! It hurts! Why does it hurt?" and lapses into unconsciousness again. Naomi tells Vicki, "Miss Winters, I owe you an apology. For a moment this morning, I thought you were a...." Vicki asks, "A witch?" Naomi replies, "Yes, but seeing you with Sarah, I know you wouldn't do anything to hurt her". Vicki says, "I wish I could do something for her". Naomi replies, "So do I, but there's nothing anyone can do for her"

There's a knock at Angelique's door. The doll with the pins in it is lying on a table. Angelique goes to open the door, but just as she is about to do so, remembers the doll. She goes back, takes the doll, hides it under her pillow, then goes and opens the door. It is Barnabas. She exclaims, "Barnabas!" Barnabas asks, "What did you do with the doll?" Angelique asks, "Sarah's doll?" Barnabas replies, "You picked it up in my room this morning and said you were going to return it to the nursery. I looked all through the nursery for it but couldn't find it". Angelique lies, "I put it with all the other toys. I don't know what happened to it". Barnabas tells her, "I've got to find it. Sarah's ill and wants it" Angelique asks, "Sarah's ill?" Barnabas tells her about Sarah's sudden illness. Angelique asks, "Has a doctor been called?" Barnabas replies, "Yes, but he said he couldn't do anything. If no one can help, I'm afraid she'll die". Angelique tells him, "I think I can help her! I might be able to cure her!" Barnabas, looking dubious, "YOU cure Sarah? But how, when a doctor can do nothing for her?" Angelique replies, "Tell me about her illness. Where does it hurt, here?", pointing to her chest. Barnabas replies, "Yes, but how did you know?" She replies, "I had the same illness when I was a child. I would have died if my mother hadn't known what to do." Barnabas asks, "What did she do?" Angelique replies, "She brewed a tea of herbs". Barnabas asks, "Drinking the tea made you well?" Angelique replies, "Yes. My mother taught me how to make it. Shall I brew some?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. I'm willing to try anything!" Angelique asks, "If I cure Sarah, will you feel indebted to me?" Barnabas asks, "What do you mean?" Angelique replies, "I want you to make me your wife! Should I cure Sarah, that is the price I ask! Is the price too high?" Barnabas replies, "No price is too high for Sarah's life". Angelique tells him, "Then if she lives, you will marry me. You will make me your wife". Barnabas replies, "I will do anything if you cure Sarah". Angelique tells him, "Then I will go and brew the tea".

In Sarah's room, Naomi remarks, "She's so pale! I don't think she'll live. She can't die! She can't". Barnabas comes into the room, carrying a teacup. He asks, "How is she?" Naomi replies, "Worse. Much worse. What's that?" Barnabas replies, "Some tea Angelique brewed for Sarah. She said it had restorative powers". Naomi asks, "What good will that do?" Barnabas replies, "It couldn't do any harm. Sarah, drink some of this". Sarah sips the tea. Meanwhile, in Angelique's room, Angelique starts to remove the pins from the doll... In Sarah's room, Sarah asks, "Is that you, Barnabas? The pain..." Barnabas interrupts, "Try not to think about the pain. I'll tell you a story...", but Sarah says, "They're gone! The pains! They've gone away!" In Angelique's room, Angelique talks to the doll, "You have served me well, little doll. Because of you, Barnabas is indebted to me, and I shall collect payment for that debt! I shall be his bride!"

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Episode 390/391
(COL 5/DISK 2 #9)
1795

Tape Date: December 18, 1967
Air Date: December 22, 1967 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 179
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Ford as André du Prés
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
Timothy Gordon as Jeremiah Collins

A séance has been held in the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces, and among the legends of the Collins family, which have turned to terrifying reality.

Andre and Josette are watching over the seriously injured Jeremiah, who is lying in bed unconscious. The clock reads 11:03. Andre tells Josette, "My dear, why don't you go rest awhile? I'll let you know if there's any change in his condition." Josette moans, "Jeremiah's dying because of me! I can't leave him!" Josette suddenly gives a start. Andre asks, "What is it?" Josette asks, "Don't you feel it? I feel so cold!" Andre replies, "I don't feel anything". Josette exclaims, "I know what it is! It's the presence of death! Jeremiah is going to die! Tonight!"

Andre is in the living room of the Old House talking to Barnabas, telling him, "She's frightened, Barnabas. She keeps saying the same thing over and over again, 'Jeremiah's going to die!'" Barnabas protests, "But the doctor said he was getting better", but Andre tells him, "She still keeps saying he's going to die. She feels guilty, and if he dies, she'll live with the guilt for the rest of her life". He begs Barnabas to go and tell Josette she isn't to blame for what happens to Jeremiah, but Barnabas replies, "You ask too much of me". Andre tells him, "If you ever loved her, go to her now and tell her she's not to blame!" Barnabas replies, "I'll go to her". Angelique come into the room and says, "Monsieur Barnabas..." Andre excuses himself and leaves. Angelique asks, "How's Sarah?" Barnabas tells her, "She's playing with her dolls and complaining about having to stay in bed. Her fever's gone. In a few days she'll forget she was ever ill. Where's Josette? I have to talk to her". Angelique tells him where Josette is and asks, "Are you going to tell her the news?" Barnabas, looking puzzled, asks, "News?" Angelique reminds him, "That we're going to be married". Barnabas exclaims, "Angelique!" Angelique continues, "It's going to be a great surprise to her. It's going to be a great surprise to everyone. Perhaps they will think me not worthy, and perhaps I'm not, but I will do everything I can to make you a good wife". Barnabas exclaims, "Angelique! I've never spoken of marrying you!" Angelique reminds him, "You did! This afternoon. You told me you would marry me if I cured Sarah". Barnabas, now remembering his promise to her, says, "I thought Sarah was dying. I was desperate. I wasn't thinking. I didn't know what I was saying. I hope you understand that". Angelique replies, "I understand only this. You promised to marry if I cured Sarah. Now you're going back on your promise. Apparently you do not want to marry me. If you do not want to marry me, I release you from your promise". Barnabas starts to say, "Angelique...", but Angelique says, "Do not say any more!" and starts to cry. Barnabas tells her, "Don't cry". Angelique replies, "Sorry, I can't help it. I allowed myself to believe the impossible could happen..." Barnabas tells her, "Angelique, I want to be fair with you. You know how I feel about Josette..." Angelique says, "Soon, she will be a widow and you will be able to have her", but Barnabas replies, "No, she's married to Jeremiah. There can never be anything between us, but I will always love Josette." Angelique says, "I understand. I am only a servant. I can never hope that you will the way you love a great lady like Josette DuPres. I release you from your promise. You will never accept me as your wife". Barnabas asks, "Can you accept me, knowing how I feel about Josette?" Angelique replies, "Yes. I love you". Barnabas tells her, "Then I won't break my promise. If you will accept me as I am, then you will be my wife". Angelique, overjoyed, embraces him and promises, "Barnabas, I will make you happy. I promise you I will!" Barnabas asks, "Do me one thing. Don't tell anyone. Let me handle telling everyone". Angelique replies, "Whatever you wish, I shall do! I will make this the pattern of our marriage. I will be an obedient and dutiful wife". Naomi comes into the room and tells Angelique, "Mademoiselle DuPres is asking for you". Angelique leaves. Naomi tells Barnabas, "I wish you would speak to Josette. Ease her mind. Talk to her", but Barnabas replies, "Not now. I'd rather not face her at the present time". Naomi protests, "But she needs you now". Barnabas tells her, "Mother, I have to talk to you. I've decided to get married". Naomi asks, "Married? Who? Cousin Millicent?" Barnabas replies, "No, I've asked Angelique to be my wife". Naomi is shocked. Seeing the look on her face, Barnabas asks, "Do you object because she is a servant girl?" Naomi replies, "No, I don't object. Do you love her?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Naomi points out, "But a week ago you loved Josette. Barnabas, are you sure this is what you want to do? I hope you're not making a mistake, a mistake you might regret the rest of your life"

Angelique is with Josette. Josette asks, "Have you seen Barnabas?" Angelique replies, "He's down in the drawing room". Josette remarks, "Father said he wanted to talk to me this evening". Angelique tells her, "I don't think you can expect to see him tonight. He's in a strange mood". Josette asks, "Do you know what he wanted to say?" Angelique replies, "Yes, but he wouldn't want me to tell you". Josette promises, "He'll never know you told me. Please tell me!" Angelique tells her, "He was going to tell you he forgives you, you and Jeremiah". Josette asks, "Did father tell him to say that?" Angelique replies, "I don't know. They talked today, but I don't know what they talked about". Josette moans, "He doesn't really forgive me. He hates me! And no wonder! He and Jeremiah were the greatest of friends. Until I came to this house, and now he's dying because of me! I've brought nothing but bloodshed and tragedy to this house. No wonder Barnabas hates me! I hate myself! I wish I were dead!" Angelique begs, "Don't say that!" Josette says, "Please leave me alone!" Angelique asks, "Are you sure there's nothing I can do for you?" Josette again says, "Please leave me alone!" Angelique leaves.

Andre is watching over Jeremiah. Barnabas comes into the room and asks "How is he?" Andre replies, "Very low. A moment ago, I thought he had stopped beating. Josette may be right. He may not live the night. Have you spoken to Josette?" Barnabas replies, "No". Andre asks, "Why not? You said you were going to." Barnabas replies, "I will. Tomorrow, perhaps". Andre asks, "Why not today?" Barnabas replies, "Something happened today, something I must tell Josette, but not today." Andre asks, "What?", but Barnabas replies, "I can't tell you yet". Andre asks, "Do you hate her?" Barnabas replies, "I should, but I don't". Andre asks, "Do you forgive her?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. I suppose she couldn't help falling in love with Jeremiah". Andre asks, "And Jeremiah? Do you forgive him?" Barnabas replies, "Try as I might, I cannot forgive him". Andre says, "But you two were the best of friends! Please, Barnabas, forgive him", but Barnabas replies, "I try, but I cannot forget that he stole Josette from me. I wish it were not so, but..." Andre suddenly interrupts, saying, "Barnabas! I can't hear him breathing!"

Josette is in bed sleeping. Suddenly, she awakens, bolts up and asks, "Who is it? Who's there?" The clock in the room strikes 2:00. Josette, not seeing anything, lies back down. A ghost appears. Josette sits up again and sees the ghost. She asks, "Who are you? What do you want?" The ghost does not answer. Josette demands, "Answer me! Why don't you answer me? What do you want?" Suddenly, she recognizes it is Jeremiah and exclaims, "Jeremiah! What are you doing here? Have you recovered? Why didn't they let me know? Jeremiah, why don't you answer me?" Jeremiah exits through the closed door. Josette, not noticing how strange this is, calls after him, "Jeremiah! Jeremiah!", gets up, goes to the door, opens it, and goes out.

In Jeremiah's room, Andre DuPres draws Jeremiah's bed sheets over his head. Josette comes running in and shouts, "Father!" Andre asks, "What are you doing here?" Josette replies, "I just saw Jeremiah! I saw him in my room!" Andre replies, "Josette, you couldn't have seen Jeremiah in your room. You must have dreamt it." Josette insists, "I saw him. I wasn't dreaming!" Andre tells her, "Josette, Jeremiah is dead. He died a few minutes ago". Josette insists, "But I saw him! I know it! I woke up, the clock struck two, and I saw him standing there!" Andre asks, "You heard the clock striking two?" Josette replies, "Yes". Andre tells her, "But the clock was striking two when he died. Two o'clock was the exact time of his death!"

 

 

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Christmas Day
December 25, 1967 Monday
No show aired.

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Episode 392
(COL 5/DISK 2 #10)
1795

Tape Date: December 19, 1967
Air Date: December 26, 1967 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 180
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique

A séance has been held in the Great House at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. Here she learns that the family history has not told her all the secrets of the family, or all their tragedies.

Naomi and Joshua are in the living room. Joshua asks, "You want everyone in the village to know your son killed his uncle in a duel?" Naomi replies, "Some people already know". Joshua announces, "The rest of them will think Jeremiah died in an accident while cleaning his gun! And we will leave this house tomorrow to live in the new house!" Naomi protests, "But it's not finished yet", but Joshua says, "It's livable. I cannot stand to live in this house for one more day. Too much tragedy has happened here. Nothing else must happen!" Naomi tells him, "Something else IS going to happen". Joshua asks, "What? Tell me!" Naomi tells him, "Barnabas has told me he intends to marry". Joshua, shocked, asks, "Does this Josette have no propriety? She buries one husband one day, and plans to marry another the next!", but Naomi tells him, "He's not planning to marry Josette. He's planning to marry Angelique". Joshua exclaims, "Angelique?! Bring Barnabas down here immediately!!"

Barnabas has joined Naomi and Joshua in the Old House living room. Barnabas says, "Sorry, father, that you had to hear about it this way. I should have told you myself". Joshua exclaims, "You can't be serious!" Barnabas replies, "I am". Joshua, in disbelief, exclaims, "You can't marry this girl! It's absurd! How well do you know her?" Barnabas replies, "Very well". Joshua complains, "She's not been here a month! I haven't spoken to her 10 times! I hardly know what she looks like!" Naomi tells him, "She's very pretty". Joshua asks Barnabas, "Is that why you're marrying her? You will cancel this wedding!", but Barnabas replies, "No, Father, I promised her I would marry her". Joshua bellows, "Then you will break that promise!" Barnabas replies, "I cannot break a promise. You raised me to be a man of honor." Joshua says, "This is a mistake!" Barnabas replies, "It's not a mistake". Joshua asks, "Do you love her?" Barnabas pauses, then replies, "She loves me. Leave us alone, Father. There's nothing you can do to stop us". Joshua says, "We'll see about that!!"

Josette is standing over Jeremiah's grave. Barnabas watches her from the trees and thinks to himself "How can I tell her? But I must. When she comes back to the house, someone else will. Josette must hear it from me. But not now. Not at Jeremiah's grave. But perhaps if I tell her now, it will help her. Perhaps it will help her feel less remorse". Josette puts some flowers on Jeremiah's grave. The headstone reads, "Here Lies Jeremiah Collins, Born 1763 Died 1795). Barnabas comes up to her and says, "Good Evening". Josette replies, "Good Evening". Barnabas asks, "Are you offended?" Josette, puzzled, asks, "Sir?" Barnabas explains, "That I am here". Josette replies, "You cared very much for Jeremiah once. Before I came." Barnabas tells her, "You must not blame yourself!", but Josette replies, "I'm afraid there's no one else to blame". Barnabas reminds her, "I shot him. You did not kill him. My temper did. Do not hate yourself. Hate me. You are young, many pleasant things will happen to you", but Josette replies, "No, not after this". Barnabas insists, "Yes. After this. Believe me". Josette moans, "Oh, Barnabas, what are we going to do?" Barnabas replies, "We will both go on living again. There will be a new life for both of us". Josette remarks, "I don't know how to do that. You do?" Barnabas replies, "I think so. Josette...", but Josette interrupts, "Please, do not say anything you are going to regret. You make me feel better, somehow. All that we used to feel together, I never thought we'd feel regret." Barnabas starts to say, "Josette...", but once again she interrupts him, "Not not, not here". Angelique comes and asks Josette if she's finished yet. Josette replies, "Yes, I think I'm ready to go back". Angelique remarks, "If Mister Barnabas wants a ride back, there's room in the carriage", but Barnabas declines the invitation. Josette leaves. Angelique, a very suspicious look on her face, asks Barnabas, "Was I interrupting something?" Barnabas replies, "You interrupted nothing, nothing at all!" Angelique says, "I hope not!"

In the drawing room at the Old house, Naomi tells Joshua, "Joshua, you must treat her tactfully!" Joshua replies, "Tact? The word is unimportant to me when it comes talking to servants!" Naomi begs, "Please, you may make Barnabas an enemy to us, and I will not have that!" Angelique comes into the room. Naomi starts to say, "Barnabas has told us...", but Joshua interrupts,
"Naomi, I think you should go about your work", but Naomi replies, "That can wait". Joshua just says, "You know best, dear." He turns to Angelique and asks, "I understand you wish to marry my son". Angelique replies, "He wishes to marry me". Joshua tells her, "He did not phrase it that way". Angelique replies, "You must have been mistaken". Joshua tells her, "No, his voice lacked emotion. Has this love sprung from nowhere? You are taking gross advantage of my son! You took advantage of him and made him promise to marry you when he thought his sister was dying in exchange for curing her! You are nothing but an adventuress!" Angelique, looking offended, replies, "I am aware that I entered this house a servant, but I am also aware that in this great democracy of yours, it is possible for one to rise above one's station". Joshua tells her, "There is another way for you to rise above your station..." Angelique interrupts, "All I want is your good will and approval". Joshua tells her, "You will never have them. I offer you $10,000 in gold. You can return to Martinique quite a lady with that. It's a small enough price in exchange for my son's future". Angelique remains silent. Joshua asks, "You want more?" Angelique replies, "I want you to like me". Joshua exclaims, "Never!" Angelique warns him, "If you're not going to give us a chance, I'm afraid your life will be all the more lonelier for it". Naomi agrees, "She's right". Angelique excuses herself, saying, "I have to pack for Mademoiselle Josette". Joshua asks, "When are you planning to marry?" Angelique replies, "As soon as possible". Joshua protests, "It will cause talk in the village. If you're so fervent about becoming one of us, you should at least live by our standards". Angelique replies, "I would, if I knew what they were". Joshua tells her, "You should wait until a proper period of mourning for Jeremiah has passed". Angelique makes the accusation, "You want the time to fight me!" Joshua admits this, "We understand each other perfectly!" Angelique announces, "We will marry immediately!" She thinks to herself, "You will not take Barnabas away from me. But there is one person who can. I must see to it that she does not!"

Josette is in her room sleeping. Suddenly, she is awakened by a female voice saying, "Josette! Josette! Wake up, Josette!" Josette awakens. The voice continues, "Hurry! Quickly!" Josette asks, "Who is it?" The voice replies, "Jeremiah wants you! He needs you! Come to Jeremiah! Come to him! Jeremiah is not dead!" Josette replies, "He is!", but the voice insists, "No, no, come to his grave!" Josette asks, "Who are you?", but the voice just continues, "You must come to his grave! Now, Josette! He is not dead!"

Meanwhile, Angelique is somewhere holding a small replica of a coffin in her hands. She speaks to the coffin, "He is going to marry her, Jeremiah! The man who killed you is already causing her to be unfaithful! Are you going to let her forget you so quickly? Are you going to let another man have her? Hear me, Jeremiah, hear me and arise!"

Naomi is in the living room, taking care of her problems in her usual way, by drinking. She is surprised to see Josette come down the stairs and asks, "Josette, what's wrong?" Josette replies, "I must go out". Naomi protests, "But it's the middle of the night! You can't go out all alone". Josette replies, "I won't be alone for long. He's not dead! He lives!" Naomi says, "Josette, you must not go!", but Josette leaves. Naomi follows her.

Angelique opens the toy coffin, revealing a toy body wrapped in a shroud inside. She continues to speak to Josette from a distance, "Come to him, Josette! Jeremiah is in his coffin, waiting for you to come to him, waiting for you to bring him back! Speak to him, Josette! All he needs is to hear your voice! 'Jeremiah! Jeremiah!' That is all he needs to hear you say! He needs to hear your voice! Wake him, Josette! Wake him!"

Josette arrives at Jeremiah's grave, with Naomi right behind her. The voice continues, "Wake him! Say his name!" Josette asks Naomi, "Did you hear that? Did you hear that voice?" Naomi replies, "I don't hear anything but the wind". Josette exclaims, "Jeremiah! Jeremiah!" Naomi gently tells her, "Josette, you know he's dead. Come back with me. You must not think about him". Suddenly, the ground starts to rumble. A hand pushes it's way from the dirt....

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Episode 393
(COL 5/DISK 3 #1)
1795

Tape Date: December 20, 1967
Air Date: December 27, 1967 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 181
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Grayson Hall as Countess Natalie du Prés
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
David Ford as André du Prés
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard
Tim Gordon as The Ghost of Jeremiah Collins

A séance has been held in the Great House at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces, where she finds the ancestors of her friends starting a tragedy which still is being played out at Collinwood today.

Back at the old house, Joshua is talking with Andre, telling him, "I will not hear of your family returning to Martinique now with such a bitter taste in your mouth!", but Andre replies, "But Natalie and I are worried about my daughter Josette. We're deeply concerned about her health". Joshua tells him, "Jeremiah left a surprisingly large estate, I've discovered. It's Josette's, of course. She must stay here until the legal matters are settled". Their conversation is interrupted by Josette and Naomi bursting in through the front doors. Josette is screaming. Joshua asks, "What's the matter?" Josette asks her father, "Are you sure Jeremiah's dead? Were you with him when he died?" Andre replies, "Of course he's dead." Josette exclaims, "I went to his grave! He's alive!" Naomi seconds her, "I was there with her!" Josette recounts what happened. Andre suggests that she's seeing things because she's been under a lot of stress and asks Naomi what happened. Naomi replies, "I saw the hand too!" Joshua exclaims, "Impossible! You just imagined it. A trick of the moonlight! Jeremiah's death certificate was signed by the best of doctors!" Josette asks, "Then what did I see?" Andre suggests to Josette that she imagined seeing what she saw because she was tired and suggests she needs some sleep, but Josette insists, "He's alive, and he's going to come and find me! What are we going to do?" Andre assures her, "Nothing's going to happen to you. I'll take care of you!" and takes her upstairs. Joshua tells Naomi they imagined seeing what thought they saw because of "That poor child's nerves and your condition - a quarter of a bottle, I would say". Naomi retorts, "Witchcraft can make a dead man rise from his, grave", but Joshua picks up a decanter of sherry and replies, "Nonsense! This is much more effective!" Natalie says, "You refuse to believe what's happening! Something's happening and I just saw it!" She looks out the window and is shocked to see Jeremiah looking back at her. She exclaims, "Joshua, quick! Joshua, please!" Joshua goes to the window and looks out, but Jeremiah has left. He asks, "What did you expect me to see, Naomi? There's nothing there, nothing at all".

Natalie and Naomi are in the living room. Naomi tells Natalie, "I did not imagine that hand, or that face in the window". Natalie replies, "I believe you. So you believe me now that there is an evil force in this house." Naomi admits, "When you first told me, I thought you were mad. Now... Whoever's doing this evil, I'm sure it's not Miss Winters. It must be someone else". Natalie asks, "Who?" Naomi replies, "I can't think clearly at this moment". Natalie starts to consider suspects, "Andre? No. He wouldn't follow orders from anyone, not even the Devil. Angelique? No, I've known her since she was an uninteresting child. How about your servants? How about that one with the face like a snake, or Abigail?" Naomi exclaims, "Impossible!" Natalie excuses herself, "I must go relieve Andre now" and leaves.

Natalie goes to Josette's room and tells Andre, "Andre! Go to bed! Do as I say!" She assure him she'll come look after Josette as soon as she, Natalie, changes. Andre, worried, asks, "You won't be long?" Natalie assures him, "No, I just have to change. She'll be all right. I'll see to that". They leave. A figure appears in the room. It is the ghost of Jeremiah. He calls to Josette, "Come with me! I need you! You are my wife! Come with me! Don't leave me!" Josette cries, "You're dead! You're dead! Help me! Someone, help me!" Outside, hearing Josette's screams, Natalie shouts, "Josette! Josette!", opens the door and comes running in and sees Josette alone in the room. The ghost has disappeared.

It is early the next morning. The sun has just risen. Josette awakens. Natalie tells her, "Go back to sleep. It's still very early". Josette asks, "Did I dream all that?" Natalie replies, "I don't know what you dreamed". Josette says, "I must be losing my mind!" There's a knock at the
door. Angelique comes in with a cup of coffee for Natalie. Seeing Josette, she remarks, "Oh, Mademoiselle Josette, you're awake. I hope you're feeling better". She volunteers to stay with Josette. Natalie says, "I could finish packing. Promise not to leave her side?" Angelique promises, "No, countess, I won't". Natalie remarks, "At least, tomorrow we'll be in the new house." She asks Josette, "Sure you'll be all right?" Josette replies, "I'm sure". Natalie leaves. Josette asks Angelique, "Did you hear what happened last night?" Angelique responds, "Only that you were ill". Josette asks, "Wouldn't you like to go back to Martinique this very moment?" Angelique replies, "No." Josette asks, "You like it here this much?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Josette asks, "You've decided to stay here?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Josette asks, "All alone?" Angelique replies, "No, not all alone". Josette asks, "You've found another employer?" Angelique replies, "If Mr. Barnabas hasn't told you, I don't think it's my place to". Josette says, "I demand to know, Angelique, what should Mr. Barnabas have told me?" Angelique replies, "Mr. Barnabas has done me the honor of asking for my hand in marriage". Josette, shocked, exclaims, "Marriage?! You and Barnabas?!" Angelique says, "I love him very much". Josette says, "I see. I hope you can make Barnabas very happy". Angelique says, "I'm sure I can". Josette tells her, "I wish that with all my heart"

Joshua moves everyone to Collinwood. Joshua and Naomi are in the foyer. Joshua gripes, "Well, I must say, your preparations for this move were very bad". Naomi protests, "Joshua! I had only 18 hours notice!" Joshua continues to gripe, "Can't someone straighten my study? Where's Ben?" Natalie tells him, "All the servants are eating dinner". Joshua asks, "Where's Andre DuPres?" Naomi replies, "He and his daughter have settled on rooms". Joshua asks, "And the countess?" Naomi replies, "She's going to have Jeremiah's...the room at the top of the stairs". Natalie and Angelique come into the foyer, Angelique carrying Natalie's bags. Natalie announces, "There's a very different feeling in here!" and asks, "Where shall Angelique put my things? I hope you put me in a room next to Josette as I requested". Naomi tells her, "We had planned to, but.." Joshua finishes her sentence for her, "The workmen had not finished with the room yet". Naomi assure the countess, "You'll be very happy with your room". Natalie looks around at the house and gripes, "The color! It's fine for a visit, but who would want to live in it?" She goes upstairs, Angelique going up with her carrying her bags for her.

Upstairs, outside the room that is to be Natalie's, Natalie tries to open the door with a key, but finds she cannot open the door. Angelique takes the key and says, "Let me try". As Angelique is trying to open the door, Naomi comes up and asks, "Something the matter?" Angelique tells her, "The door won't open". Naomi tells her, "I'll get Joshua", but before she can go, they hear a noise inside the room. Natalie exclaims, "There's someone in there!" Naomi replies, "Impossible. I locked that door myself". Natalie tries the door again and announces, "It's bolted from inside! Miss Winters! This must be where she's hiding! Open the door! Let us in! We know you're in there!" Suddenly, a loud male laugh comes from inside the room. Naomi shouts, "Joshua! Someone's in the room!!!"

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Episode 394
(COL 5/DISK 3 #2)
1795

Tape Date: December 22, 1967
Air Date: December 28, 1967 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 182
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
David Ford as André du Prés
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard
unknown extra as Jeremiah Collins

A séance has been held in the Great House at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past... back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. In an attempt to rid themselves of the tragedy and terror that have plagued them, the family has abandoned the old mansion, and moved into the Great House above Widows' Hill. But they are soon to learn that the evil force that pervaded the Old House has already gained a foothold in the new house.

Andre comes into the hallway and finds Angelique standing there. He asks, "Angelique, what was all that shouting about?" Angelique tells him, "This room is supposed to be the Countess', but we found the door looked. Then we heard footsteps inside, then laughter. It frightened the Countess and Mrs. Collins so much, they've run to get Mr. Collins. Listen!" Andre listens, then says, "I cannot hear a sound inside the room. You said the key wouldn't open the door. We must find something to force it open!" Angelique exclaims, "Monsieur, look!" Andre looks and sees the the doorknob is turning. The door opens. They go inside and find that there's no one there, that the door has somehow opened by itself. They are shocked to see that the room is in shambles. Andre says, "I find it difficult to believe that something supernatural could be responsible for all this, but what other explanation could there be?" Angelique tells him, "Sir, this was to be Jeremiah's room. Perhaps... " Andre interrupts, "Are you suggesting that Jeremiah did all this?!" Angelique corrects him, "His ghost, Sir. Miss Josette saw him, and Mrs. Collins saw him too". Andre admits, "I suppose that's the only explanation". Angelique remarks, "I must find someone to straighten up this room for the Countess". Andre tells her, "I'm sure she won't want it after she learns what happened in here". Abigail comes into the room and asks, "What has happened here?! The Devil has followed us into his house! The Reverend Trask warned about this!" Andre makes some snide remarks about Trask. Abigail asks, "You don't like Reverend Trask, do you?" Andre replies, "The man's an out and out fraud". Abigail says, "Perhaps you don't like him because he represents a threat to your family. I don't think that the fact the your family arrived at almost the exact same time Miss Winters did is a coincidence!" She accuses the DuPres' of having something to do with bringing witchcraft into the house. Andre asks, "Are you saying we're no longer welcome here?" Abigail replies, "It's not for me to say". Andre remarks, "It's not for you to insult your brother's guests, either! I will complain to him!" and storms out.

Angelique excuses herself, saying, "I must find someone to straighten this room" and turns to leave, but Abigail stops her and says, "Wait! You will talk to me first!" Angelique asks, "What is it you want to talk about?"
Abigail tells her, "I want you to tell me about your trickery, Miss Angelique!" Angelique, shocked, says, "Miss Collins? I do not understand..." Abigail tells her, "I want you to tell me how you tricked Barnabas into marrying you". Angelique exclaims, "I did not trick him!", but Abigail says, "You made a bargain with him, a devil's bargain! My brother told me about it. You made Barnabas promise to marry you if you cured Sarah. How did you cure Sarah?" Angelique replies, "With a tea made of herbs". Abigail asks, "Where did you learn to make this tea?" Angelique replies, "My mother taught me". Abigail asks, "Did your mother have other curative powers?" Angelique replies, "No. She was a simple woman", but Abigail says, "No she wasn't, and neither are you! There's more to you than meets the eye! It's odd that a simple servant girl could accomplish what the best doctors could not. What other powers do you have? If you could make her well, perhaps you could make her sick in the first place!" She accuses Angelique of having made Sarah sick in the first place so she could make her well and get Barnabas to marry her. Angelique denies this, "I wasn't even in the room when she got sick! The only people in the room were Sarah, her mother and...." She stops. Abigail asks, "And who?" Angelique replies, "Miss Winters". Abigail says, "Either you are an ally of Miss Winters or a schemer. Either way, you will not make Barnabas a good wife." Angelique vows, "I will be his wife". Abigail replies, "Not if I have anything to say about it!" and leaves. Angelique calls the ghost of Jeremiah. It appears. Angelique tells him, "You cannot go back to your grave yet, Jeremiah. There is one more thing I want you to do!"

Barnabas is in his room. There's a knock at the door. It's Nathan Forbes. Barnabas lets him in. Nathan tells him, "Barnabas, I want to talk to you as a friend. I talked to the countess a while ago. She told me something that gave me quite a jolt. She told me you were going to marry Angelique. Is that true?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Nathan asks why the sudden marriage. Barnabas replies, "It's too long a story to explain". Nathan says, "I'm concerned as a friend. Are you sure about what you're doing?" Barnabas says, "I will marry Angelique". Nathan says, "I hope I'm not offending you, but if you've got to marry the girl because you've gotten her into trouble..." Barnabas exclaims, "I can assure you that that's not the case!" Nathan asks, "Do you love her?" Barnabas replies, "I love her enough". Nathan asks, "What about Josette? Many people were hoping that after a suitable period, you two would 'rediscover' each other". Barnabas exclaims, "That will never happen! If you will excuse me, I am tired". Nathan tells him, "I hope you and Angelique will be very happy" and leaves.

After Nathan leaves, Barnabas hears a voice calling "Barnabas! Barnabas!" He asks, "Who are you?" The voice replies, "It is I, Jeremiah!" Barnabas asks, "Where are you?" The voice replies, "Here, by the window". Barnabas turns and sees the ghost of Jeremiah standing by the window. Terrified, he turns and tries to open the door and flee, but it will not open. The ghost tells him, "You cannot open the door! It is locked! You must stay here until I am finished with you!" Barnabas asks, "What do you want of me?" The ghost replies, "I want what I did not get in life". Barnabas asks, "What?" The ghost replies, "Justice! You killed me, and now you want to take Josette away from me! You want to marry her!" Barnabas says, "No! I will marry Angelique!", but the ghost says, "That is what you say, but you still want Josette. I am here to tell you, if you ever marry her, I will haunt you both for the rest of your lives!" then fades away...

Angelique comes to Barnabas' room. Barnabas asks, "Should you come to my room like this? We have enough trouble as it is". Angelique tells him, "I have to talk to you! There's someone who wants to prevent our marriage". Barnabas asks, "Who?" Angelique replies, "Your Aunt Abigail". Barnabas tells her, "She has nothing to say about it", but Angelique replies, "She says she does. I know I entered this house as a servant, but am I to remain silent when someone makes accusations against me? Your Aunt Abigail accused me of making Sarah sick so I could cure her and make you marry me!" Barnabas promises, "I'll talk to father about it". Angelique asks, "There's nothing more you can do?" Barnabas replies, "No, nothing", but Angelique says, "Yes there is. You could marry me tonight!" Barnabas reminds her, "But we promised father we would wait", but Angelique replies, "If we wait, we will give your Aunt time to prevent the marriage". Barnabas remains silent. Angelique asks, "What's wrong? You don't want to go through with it, do you?" Barnabas replies, "Yes I do". Angelique asks, "Then what is it?" Barnabas replies, "It's been a trying day." Angelique asks, "What happened?" Barnabas replies, "You wouldn't believe me". Angelique asks him to tell her anyway. Barnabas tells her about Jeremiah's ghost appearing. Angelique says, "Barnabas, I'm sorry. I've been so wrapped up in my own problems, and here you've been having a more frightening time than I". Barnabas says, "I can't believe it was just my imagination. I saw him. I heard him!" Angelique says firmly, "Barnabas, this cannot go on! I will keep being harassed by your Aunt Abigail, and you will keep being haunted by the ghost of Jeremiah. We must be married tonight!" Barnabas promises, "I will speak to my father at once". Angelique, ecstatic, says, "Thank you, Barnabas! Thank you for being so good to me!" and hugs him.

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Episode 395
(COL 5/DISK 3 #3)
1795

Tape Date: December 21, 1967
Air Date: December 29, 1967 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 183
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard
unknown extra as Jeremiah Collins

A séance has been held in the Great House at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past--back to the year 1795. There, each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present-day member of the Collins family. But the names and relationships have changed. And Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. Even in those times, an atmosphere of terror prevailed in the Great House above Widows' Hill. For there was one in the house who practiced the black art of witchcraft, and who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted.

Barnabas is pacing around nervously in the drawing room of the new house. Joshua comes down the stairs and walks into the drawing room, and says to Barnabas, "You wanted to see me?" Barnabas replies, "Yes, Father, I have made an important decision. Angelique and I are marrying tonight". Joshua exclaims, "TONIGHT?! Have you taken leave of your senses? This is absolutely disgraceful!" Barnabas says, "It is already settled", but Joshua replies, "Yes, it is already settled! You will marry that girl when I say the time is right, or you will not marry her at all!" He walks out of the drawing room into the foyer, but Barnabas follows him out there and continues the argument, "It's no good walking out on me! My mind's made up! I'm going to marry the girl tonight!" Joshua angrily tells him, "You are going back on your word!" Barnabas says, "I know I agreed to wait a proper period of mourning, but who is to say what that period is?" Joshua says, "I am!" Barnabas accuses him of trying to prevent the marriage. Joshua points out, "I have already agreed to let you two marry in good time". Barnabas says, "You are playing for time. You are trying to undermine the marriage". Joshua denies this, but Barnabas tells him, "You have already tried once." Joshua asks, "Who told you that?" Barnabas replies, "That's beside the point. Only hours after I told you about the marriage, you talked to Angelique and tried to buy her off". Joshua says, "I was trying to test her, to see if she was sincere or just a fortune hunter". Barnabas asks, "And what did you find out?" Joshua admits, "I offered her $10,000. She declined it. I found she was more interested in you than your money". Barnabas firmly announces, "We will marry tonight". Joshua, equally firmly, says, "There will be no marriage held in this house tonight. I will not permit it!" Barnabas retorts, "The wedding will be held somewhere else, then. I will marry Angelique tonight, with your blessing or without it". Joshua warns, "If you proceed with this folly, my blessing is not the only thing you will be lacking." Barnabas asks, "What are you going to do?" Joshua replies, "That depends entirely on you. If you marry that girl tonight, I'll cut you off without a penny! You will have no part in the family business, and you'll be written out of my will! In short, you will no longer be a member of the family!", but Barnabas firmly says, "I will marry the girl tonight!" again. Joshua angrily says, "Very well, then you and the girl will leave my house by nightfall, understand?" Barnabas starts to say, "Father...", but Joshua angrily proclaims, "I am no longer your father, and you are no longer my son!" and goes upstairs.

Angelique is in her room, admiring what looks like a wedding dress. She puts the dress in a drawer. There's a knock at the door. It's Barnabas. He tells her, "I must see you at once!" Angelique asks, "Is something wrong?" Barnabas replies, "Yes. I have some rather upsetting news for you. I've just had an argument with my father. He was furious when I told him we were marrying tonight. I expected that. But I did not expect him to do what he did". Angelique asks, "What did he do?" Barnabas replies, "Angelique, my father's disinherited me. If I marry you, I'll be penniless". Angelique says, "But Barnabas, your his only son. I'm sure when he realizes what he's done, he'll change his mind", but Barnabas replies, "He will never change his mind. I've never known him to make a hollow threat. If you want to back out of the marriage now, I'll understand". Angelique tells him, "I do not want your money. I want you, in sickness and in health, in poverty or in wealth." Barnabas says, "Very well. We must pack our bags. Father has ordered us out of the house by nightfall". Angelique asks, "Where will we go?" Barnabas replies, "We'll stay at the Collinsport Inn for a few days, then perhaps go to Boston". Angelique asks, "Boston?" Barnabas explains, "I'll never find a job in Collinsport. My father will see to that". Angelique vows, "I will go with you wherever you go! I will make you very happy! You will see!" Josette comes into the room. She apologizes, "Sorry, I did not mean to eavesdrop. I only came here to get something I left here. I could not help overhearing what was just said." She tells Angelique, "I release you from any further obligation to me. I hope you all the very best. I will miss you very much. I miss you very much too, Barnabas. It could've been so different! How different it could've been! So good, so beautiful. Good bye, Barnabas". Barnabas, his voice full of sadness, replies, "Good bye, Josette".

Barnabas and Angelique come down the stairs of Collinwood, dressed to leave. They run into Naomi in the foyer. Barnabas tells Naomi, "Mother, I was just coming to find you. Angelique and I are leaving". Naomi replies, "I know. I found out what happened. I think what your father did is shocking! Come into the drawing room. I have something to talk to you about before you leave. Your father is not going to have the last word in this. I am!" They go into the drawing room. Naomi asks, "Where are you planning to go after you leave this house?" Barnabas replies, "We plan to stay at the Inn for a few days". Naomi tells him, "That won't be necessary. You can stay at the old house". Barnabas protests, "But Father would never permit that!", but Naomi tells him, "There is no need for him to. The deed is in my name. I'm giving it to you as a wedding present". Barnabas declines the offer, "No! I know what trouble it would cause between you and Father if I accepted!", but Naomi insists, "It's mine and I've decided to give it to you. I know what your father will do. He'll rant and rave for awhile, but I've learned to live with that". Barnabas says, "I can't!", but Naomi replies, "Will you take the house, for me? And for your father, as much as for me? Deep down, he knows what he did is wrong, and one day, he'll realize it, and if you are too far away and he can't apologize to you, it'll kill him." Barnabas replies, "I'll take the old house. For you".

Naomi is sitting alone in the drawing room of Collinwood sipping a drink. Joshua comes into the room and remarks, "He's gone, and he's taken that girl with him". Naomi replies, "I know. I saw them leave". Joshua remarks, "I expect he won't be gone long. Where will he go? What will he do? He can't get a job in Collinsport. He'll come crawling back. He has no money, and the Collinsport Inn won't let him stay there on credit for long." Natalie tells him, "He's not staying at the Inn. He and Angelique are living at the old house". Joshua explodes, "THE IMPUDENCE! He won't get away with this! It's my property! I'll order him to leave, and if he refuses to leave, I will have the constable forcibly remove him!" Natalie calmly tells him, "You forget. The deed to the old house is in my name. I've given it to them as a wedding present". Joshua blows up, "YOU GAVE THE HOUSE TO BARNABAS? YOU DID THIS TO SPITE ME!" Naomi replies, "No, I did it because he's our only son". Joshua asks, "Promise me you will never see or have anything to do with either of them". Naomi refuses, "I can't promise that!" Joshua angrily says, "I expect to be obeyed!" and storms out of the room. Naomi pours herself another drink...

Outside the door of the old house, Angelique asks Barnabas, "Will you be long?" Barnabas replies, "No, about an hour". Angelique asks, "Are you sure the minister will come at such short notice?" Barnabas replies, "Yes, he's an old friend of the family" and leaves. Angelique goes back into the house. She looks around, smiling, with an expression of great satisfaction on her face. The clock on the mantel strikes 8:00. Angelique suddenly stops smiling, seeming to sense something. She turns and sees the ghost of Jeremiah standing by the window. She demands, "What are you doing here? Why have you suddenly materialized before me? You should not be here! Listen to me! I am through with you! Go back to your grave! I have no further use for you, understand?" The ghost starts to approach her. Frightened, Angelique shouts, "Listen to me! I control you! It is I who raised you and I who can send you back! Now, go back! Go back!" but the ghost continues to come closer...

 

 
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