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Episode 419
(COL 6/DISK 1 #7)
1795

Tape Date: January 26, 1968
Air Date: February 1, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 207
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette Collins
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Jane Draper as Suki Forbes
Bob O'Connell as Mr. Mooney

A séance has been held at the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman 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 family, but the names and relationships have changed, and Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. It was here, in this time, that the darkest secret in the history of the Collins family was born. On this night, in the stark and forbidding confines of the old Eagle Hill Cemetery, one woman will begin to learn that terrible secret.

But Barnabas comes to his senses, stops and says, "No! I can't do it! Josette, you must get away from here and from me". Josette says, "I don't understand". Barnabas tells her, "It is best that you don't understand. I prefer it that way". Josette guesses, "Something has happened to you. Something has made you change". Barnabas replies, "Yes. There has been a radical change in me. That is why you must go away". Josette asks, "What has happened?" Barnabas replies, "I cannot tell you". Josette protests, "But you promised to come back to me". Barnabas replies, "If I had known what it would be like, I would never have promised". Josette tells him, "I'll do anything to be with you!", but Barnabas replies, "I will not let you do what you would have to do to be with me". Josette again protests, "But you promised to come back to me!" Barnabas replies, "I have. Now go!" Josette says, "You must have some reason for saying these things!" Barnabas replies, "I did not come back by choice. It happened because of a curse, and we cannot be together. You will go back to Collinwood and we will not see one another again. Goodbye, Josette". Josette exclaims, "I will not let you go!", but Barnabas turns his back on her and refuses to speak to her further.

Millicent is in the drawing room of Collinwood with Nathan Forbes. Nathan is looking intently though a book. Millicent asks, "Nathan, what are you looking for in that almanac?" Nathan replies, "A good day". Millicent asks, "A good day?" Nathan replies, "You wouldn't want to be married in bad weather, would you?" Millicent asks, "Why should the weather be so important? Weddings are held indoors". Nathan replies, "Yes, but Nature should bless the wedding with a day as beautiful as the bride!" Millicent gushes, "Nathan, you say such beautiful things!" Nathan tells her, "And I've found the perfect day. The 2nd of March. The almanac says that the weather will be beautiful on that day". Millicent protests, "But that's only a month away! I don't think cousin Joshua will consider that a proper mourning period". Nathan replies, "What's important is what we think". Millicent asks, "Why the hurry?" Nathan replies, "My duties here in Collinsport end in 2 months. I may be sent elsewhere after that". Josette returns though the front door. Millicent goes out into the foyer and asks her, "Have you been out, Josette?" Josette replies, "I went for a walk". Nathan tells Millicent it's late and tells her, "Goodnight. I'll talk to you tomorrow to decide on a definite date". Josette asks, "Date?" Millicent tells her, "I suppose you should be the first to know. Nathan and I have decided to get married!" Josette asks, "Married?" in a somewhat dazed sounding voice. Millicent asks her, "Are you all right? You look pale. Perhaps you should go into the drawing room and sit down". Josette replies, "Yes, I could use some rest". Nathan says goodnight to Millicent and leaves, promising to return tomorrow to settle on a wedding date.

 
Millicent goes into the drawing room. She tells Josette, "Perhaps a sherry would help. Cousin Naomi says a sherry always helps...", but Josette declines. Millicent tells her, "It pains me to see someone as sad as you. Is there anything I can do?" Josette replies, "No, it's too late". Millicent asks, "For what?" Millicent replies, "He promised to come back to me. Now he has, but he doesn't want me anymore". Millicent, puzzled, asks, "Who are you talking about?" Josette replies, "Barnabas". Millicent protests, "Barnabas? Barnabas is on his way to England". Josette replies, "No, he's here. I saw him tonight!"

Nathan goes to the bar which will be called "The Blue Whale" in 1966. Now, it is known as "The Eagle". He goes to the bartender, a Mr. Mooney, and asks for, "Rum! The best you have!" Mooney remarks, "Ah, you've settled on a day, have you?" Nathan replies, "No, but we soon will". He looks around, sees he's the only customer in the place, and remarks on the fact. Mooney explains, "It's the attacks. The village women won't let their men leave them alone for a moment". A woman comes into the tavern. Mooney tells her, "Sorry, but ladies aren't allowed in here without an escort." but Nathan interrupts, "It's all right. The lady's with me". They sit down together at a table. The woman, young, blond and very attractive, remarks to Nathan, "Well, I always know where to find you, don't I, Nathan? You're always either in the arms of a woman or in a tavern". Nathan asks, "What do you want?" The woman replies, "I came to see my loving husband, of course". Nathan demands, "Get to the point". The woman replies, "I haven't gotten a payment from you in 8 months". Nathan asks, "How did you know I was here?" The woman replies, "You're in the navy. It's easy to locate a sailor". Nathan caustically remarks, "You've never had any problems doing that". The woman angrily replies, "Are you going to be civil to me or am I going to have to tell the whole town you abandoned me?" Nathan tells her, "Tell me what you want. I'll get it for you and then you'll go back to Baltimore". She tells him she wants the money he'd promised to send her every month. He explains to her that he hasn't been sending it to her because he hasn't had any spare cash, explaining, "The navy doesn't pay very well". She doesn't believe him, saying, "You're feathering a nest somewhere, aren't you? Who is she?" Nathan replies, "Suki, how much do you want?" She names her price. He agrees and leaves to get it.

 
Suke remarks to the bartender, "I take it Lt. Forbes is a regular customer". Mooney replies, "Aye. An old friend, are you?" Suki replies, "You could put it that way". The bartender asks, "Are you staying for the celebration?" Suki asks, "Celebration?" Mooney asks, "Didn't he tell you he was getting married?" Suki replies, "He said he had a surprise for me. Maybe that was it". Mooney remarks, "Not every man gets to marry a Collins". Suki asks, "Collins, as in Collinsport?" Mooney replies, "That family owns everything there is to own in Collinsport", Suki asks, "Does that mean the young lady is wealthy?" Mooney replies, "There aren't many wealthier". Suki remarks, "Isn't that interesting?"

Back in the drawing room of Collinwood, Josette says to Millicent, "You don't believe me. I DID see Barnabas!" Millicent replies, "That's impossible. He left for England two weeks ago. His ship probably hasn't even gotten to England yet", but Josette insists, "He did not go to England. It's a story Joshua made up". Millicent asks, "Why would he do that?" Josette replies, "He has his reasons, but I promised to keep them secret". Millicent says, "You haven't been well. With all the heartbreak that's happened to you, isn't it possible what you thought you saw was a dream?" Josette replies, "I did have a dream earlier, a strange frightening dream. But then I awoke and went to find him. I knew that when I went to a place called Eagle Hill Cemetery, I would find him there". Millicent replies, "Now I know it was a dream. What would Barnabas be doing in a cemetery?" Josette tells Millicent, "He seemed different. Something happened to him, but he wouldn't tell me what it was. He just kept saying over and over again that I had to leave. I don't understand it. But then why did he tell me to wait for him, why?" Millicent tells Josette, "I think you should go to your room and rest". Josette replies, "Yes. If he doesn't want me anymore, it's best that I go on with my plans and leave Collinwood. Two more days, I don't think I can stand two more days". Millicent takes her up to her room.

In the tomb, Barnabas thinks to himself, "In 2 days, she'll be gone, and safe from me. I must make every effort to stay away from her. If I see her again, I will not be able to resist making her what I am, and I love her too much for that!"

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Episode 420
(COL 6/DISK 1 #8)
1795

Tape Date: January 29, 1968
Air Date: February 2, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 208
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPrés
Jane Draper as Suki Forbes

A séance has been held at the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman 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 family, but the names and relationships have changed, and Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. She has also learned that the early history of the Collins family is one of an evil reign of terror, destined to go on through all eternity.

Josette awakens. She goes to the window and thinks to herself, "One more day. Tomorrow evening, Collinwood will be just a memory..." There's a knock at the door. Josette answers. It's Millicent. Millicent asks, "How do you feel?" Josette replies, "No different from last night, when I saw...him". Millicent suggests, "You should get some sleep.", but Josette replies, "I can't. There's too much to think about. I keep thinking Barnabas is nearby, somewhere very close." Outside, Barnabas comes out of the woods and looks up at Josette's window. He thinks to himself, "Come to the window, Josette! I want to see your face one more time before you leave. That's all I ask. One more time..."

Inside in Josette's room, Josette congratulates Millicent on her upcoming wedding, apologizing for not having done so last night. Millicent worries about whether Joshua will approve, noting Nathan's lowly position. Josette volunteers to help her get Joshua's approval. Millicent declines, saying, "No, this is something I must handle myself. I've always dreamed of marrying a man like Nathan. I'm not going to lose this chance". She glances out the window and sees Nathan coming up to the house. She leaves to let him in. Josette goes to bed.

Nathan knocks on the front door. Millicent answers it and greets him exuberantly, "Good evening, Lieutenant!" Nathan replies, "Good Evening", in a rather distracted tone. Millicent asks, "Is something the matter?" Nathan replies, "When I was walking along the road, I saw a man in the distance in the woods." Millicent asks, "What man?" Nathan replies, "Maybe my imagination is getting the better of me, but I could swear it was Barnabas Collins!" Millicent says, "And I could swear that everyone is going mad! Last night, Josette thought she saw cousin Barnabas. But he's on his way to England!" Nathan starts to say, "But if Josette saw Barnabas...", but Millicent interrupts, "She's been under a great deal of strain". Nathan replies, "But I'm not, and I saw him. He was dressed like him, and he looked like him". Millicent notes, "But you saw the man from a great distance. You must have been mistaken. If Barnabas were here, why would he be standing in the woods in the middle of the night?" Nathan replies, "I guess you're right. I don't know what to make of it"

They go into the drawing room. Nathan asks, "Well, have you thought about it?" Millicent asks, "What?" Nathan replies, "The date I proposed for our wedding, the second of March". Millicent tells him, "I haven't had time to think about it. I've been with Josette all day". Nathan asks, "Why?" Josette replies, "You know how much tragedy she's suffered". Nathan says, "I'm also more practical than you. She's still young. One day, she'll meet someone else and fall in love". Millicent says, "I'm afraid she'll never recover". Nathan insists, "She'll recover". Millicent says, "You say that because you're a man. A man falls in love over and over, but a woman falls in love only once". Nathan exclaims, "What romantic nonsense!" Millicent replies, "No it isn't. I expect you've been in love many times already". Nathan lies, "No, not until I met you". and embraces her. There's a knock at the door. Millicent wonders, "Who could that be this time of night?" Nathan jokes, "Perhaps Cousin Barnabas has decided to come in from the woods". Millicent and answers the door. It is Suki. Suki starts to say, "How do you do? I'm looking for..." but then sees Nathan standing at the doorway of the drawing room and exclaims, "Nathan!" Nathan has a look of complete shock on his face. Suki continues, "Dear, dear Nathan! Good to see you again! The last time was quite awhile ago!" She turns to Millicent and introduces herself, "I'm Suki Forbes". Millicent, puzzled, asks, "Suki Forbes?" Suki replies, "Yes, you don't mean Nathan hasn't told you?" Millicent asks, "Told me what?" Suki replies, "That he had..."

"... a sister!" Millicent replies, "No, never". Suki remarks, "He's always been so terribly forgetful about things". Millicent takes Suki into the drawing room to talk. She asks her, "Do you plan on staying in Collinsport for awhile?" Suki replies, "That depends on Nathan. I haven't seen him in awhile. It depends on how much time he has to see me". Millicent tells Suki, "I'm sure I can convince Joshua to give him some time off from the shipyards". Suki remarks, "I'm sure we'll be fast friends!" Suddenly, she gasps, "OH!" Barnabas is peering in through the drawing room window. Millicent asks, "Miss Forbes! What's the matter?" Suki replies, "I saw a man's face at the window!" Millicent and Nathan look, but Barnabas is gone. Suki tells Millicent, "There was something evil about that face!" Nathan, who had gone out to investigate, returns and says, "There's no one out there." Millicent tells Suki, "It must have been your imagination, Miss Forbes". but Suki insists, "No! I'm sure! I saw it!" Nathan suggests, "Millicent, perhaps a cup of tea might make her feel better". Millicent protests, "But cook has gone to bed!" Nathan asks her to do him a favor and make the tea. Millicent leaves to do so.

Nathan asks Suki, "All right! What's your game?" Suki replies, "What's MY game?!" Nathan reminds her, "You promised to leave town on the next carriage", but Suki replies, "No, Nathan. I've found Collinsport more interesting than I thought it'd be. I've decided to stay here awhile. I've found out about the Collins family's wealth". Nathan tells her, "This is different. I happen to be in love with Millicent", but Suki exclaims, "Rubbish! You're in love with her money. You neglected to tell me you're about to snare quite a fortune". Nathan asks, "How much do you want?" Suki replies, "I'll decide later". Nathan tells her, "I'll give you what you want! Just get out of here right away!", but Suki refuses. Millicent returns with the tea. She asks, "Nathan, have you told Suki?" Suki asks, "Told me what?" Millicent tells her, "Nathan and I are planning to be married!" Suki replies, "Married? No, he hasn't told me. Didn't I tell you he was absentminded?"

Barnabas is outside again, looking up at Josette's window, thinking, "Why doesn't she come to the window? I must see her one more time before she leaves! One more time! If she does not come to me, I must go to her!"

The clock in Josette's room reads 2:00, but she is not asleep. A bat flutters outside. Frightened, Josette puts on a nightgown and prepares to exit her room. Barnabas appears inside. Josette turns and is surprised to see him. He exclaims, "Josette!" She exclaims, "Barnabas!" Barnabas tells her," I had to see you one more time!" Josette says, "Barnabas!" and starts to walk towards him, but he tells her, "Stay there! I just want to look at you, then I must go. That's the way it must be". Josette tells him, "I cannot leave Collinsport. I must stay", but he tells her, "That cannot be". Josette asks, "Why?" Barnabas replies, "Josette, you must leave Collinsport!", but Josette tells him, "No, now that I have seen you, that's impossible". Barnabas remarks, "Then I should not have come", but Josette tells him, "It makes no difference. I would've kept thinking of you and come back". Barnabas says, "I beg of you, leave!", but Josette replies, "No. Our destinies are one. Nothing can keep us apart". Barnabas warns her, "You don't know what it would be like for us to be together", but Josette replies, "I only want to be with you. Please take me with you!" Barnabas weakens, embraces her and bites her.

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Episode 421
(COL 6/DISK 1 #9)
1795

Tape Date: January 30, 1968
Air Date: February 5, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 209
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPres
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPres
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held at 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. On this night, one man living though dead, cannot resist his desire to see the woman he loved, the woman who still waits for him to rise and come to her regardless of what horror and grief his coming may bring.

It is morning. Josette is lying in bed, two holes in her neck. There's a knock at the door. It's Natalie, bearing a tray with Josette's breakfast on it. She calls from outside, "Josette? Josette?" Josette replies, "Just a moment!" She puts a frilly scarf-like thing around her neck to hide the bite marks then opens the door. Natalie tells Josette, "I saw the maid coming up with your tray, and I grabbed it from her. Her face is always so red, it takes my appetite away every morning". She puts the tray down and goes to pull open the curtains. Josette exclaims, "Please don't do that!". Natalie asks, "Why not? There's so little sunshine around her, you should take advantage of it when there is. What's the matter?" Josette replies, "Nothing. Just a mood". Natalie remarks, "A morbid one". Josette replies, "No, not at all. Quite the opposite. After the day, the evening comes". Natalie asks, "Will this evening be different from all the others? Will we be deprived of Joshua's Revolutionary War stories?". Josette says, "This evening WILL be different!" Natalie asks, "Why? Is there going to be a party? We haven't had a party here since we've come, unless you count that tea party they had for the Ben, Riggs and all the other servants. I found that very charming, though I must say Ben's attentions made me nervous. Josette, you're acting very strangely. And you're so pale." Josette replies, "I'm not". Natalie asks, "Do you think you look the way you always do? Do you think you're acting normally?" Josette replies, "If I'm behaving differently, it's because I'm happy. You probably don't remember what I'm like when I'm happy. It's been such a long time since I've been happy". Natalie tells Josette, "As soon as you're dressed, we're going down to Mr. Collins' study and make arrangements to leave on the earliest boat and join your father in New York." Josette replies, "You will join him. I will not." Natalie asks, "You're not coming?" Josette replies, "No". Natalie asks, "Why?", then guesses, "Barnabas! You're staying for him! You're waiting for him to come back!" Josette replies, "But you know he's dead". Natalie remarks, "In this house, strange things happen. Witchcraft!!" Josette says, "You know me. Can't you see I'm all right?" Natalie says, "I don't think so". She turns to leave. Josette asks, "Where are you going? Are you going to try to do something?" Natalie denies that she is. Josette tells Natalie, "There's nothing you can do". Natalie leaves. Josette closes the drapes.

Natalie goes to the Collinsport Gaol. Peter Bradford brings Vicki out. Natalie asks Vicki, "When's your trial?" Vicki replies, "Soon". Natalie tells her, "It needn't be". Vicki asks, "What?" Natalie replies, "There needn't be any trial if you remove the spell". Vicki asks, "What spell?" Natalie replies, "The spell on Josette. You're the only one who could've done it". Vicki insists, "I can't put spells on anyone", but Natalie continues, "You've put a spell on Josette. She refuses to leave here now." She begs Vicki to raise the spell, "I will give you money! I will see to it that you are freed! Help me!", but Vicki asks, "How can I help you?" Natalie tells her, "You can give me some clues. How is Josette to die? The book doesn't say". Vicki replies, "She jumped from Widow's Hill. I can't tell the future but I've lived in it. I know everything about Josette, all the legends, all the stories." Natalie asks, "What do the legends say? Why does she go to Widow's Hill?" Vicki replies, "Let me think. Let me try to remember. She was very calm that day, calmer that she'd been in a long time. It was a cold, stormy day. The moon could not bee seen through the clouds. She'd lost her ring, a black, onyx ring..." Natalie interrupts, "Josette has no such ring". Vicki asks, "Are you sure? The legends say she was very upset she had lost it. Then other things started to go wrong. Glass shattered, doors flew open and couldn't be shut..." Natalie exclaims, "When you speak, it is Satan speaking! Tell your master I will save Josette, even if I lose myself!" and leaves.

Peter asks Vicki, "Why did you tell her that?" Vicki replies, "I had to". Peter tells her, "Don't you know she'll use every word you said against you in your trial?" Vicki replies, "I keep thinking if I tell the truth, people will start to believe me". Peter asks, "Suppose it was 1968 now, and someone came and told you they were from the 21st century and told you about the future. What would you think?" Vicki admits, "I suppose I'd think she was mad". She finally gets the point and exclaims, "What a fool I've been!" Peter asks, "I suppose you think a lot about getting back to your own time. How would you feel if you never got back? Have you thought about staying here? In your time, do you have brothers, sisters? A fiancé?" Vicki replies, "I had one, but he was lost in an airplane crash". Peter asks, "Airplane?" Vicki replies, "It flies". Peter asks, "Is it a sort of bird?" Vicki replies, "No, it's a machine, with engines. I can't explain it better than that. I don't really understand it myself, but you ride in it through the air". Peter remarks, "For the first time, I think you are crazy! Ride in it, through the air?!" Vicki tells him, "There's so much you don't know!" Peter tells her, "I wish you didn't think anymore about going back to where you came from. I wish you'd stay here and forget about going back to your own time". Vicki tells him, "There's one good thing about coming to this time. Meeting you". He kisses her.

It is night. Barnabas enters Josette's room through a secret panel to the right of the fireplace. Josette exclaims, "Barnabas!" Barnabas asks, "Do you hate me?" Josette replies, "Hate you? I love you!" Barnabas asks, "There's nothing I can say to convince you how impossible it will be for us to be together?" Josette replies, "There's only one thing. Say you do not love me". Barnabas tells her, "I cannot say that". He asks, "Then you accept what you must do?" Josette replies, "Yes". Barnabas tells her, "You will be very different. You will be as I am. Do you know what that is?" Josette replies, "I only know that you're dead, yet alive. I am not afraid of death. I only want to be your wife." Barnabas 'marries' her by putting his black, onyx ring on her finger. There's a knock at the door. Barnabas says to Josette quietly, "Be at the old house as soon as possible!" and leaves through the secret passage. From outside in the hallway, Natalie calls out, "Josette, are you all right?" Josette opens the door and lets Natalie in. Natalie remarks, "I thought I heard you talking to someone". Josette replies, "No. Why did you come?" Natalie replies, "I was worried". Josette asks, "About what? You can see that nothing's wrong. Now if you will excuse me, Aunt Natalie..." Natalie continues, "I'm just concerned. You've been behaving so strangely. This morning, you were so very, very odd..." She stops when she notices the ring Josette is wearing and exclaims, "That ring! When did you get it? Where did you get it? You must tell me!!!"


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Episode 422
(COL 6/DISK 1 #10)
1795

Tape Date: January 31, 1968
Air Date: February 6, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 210
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPres
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPres
Dan Morgan as Riggs

A séance has been held at 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 family, but the names and relationships have changed, and Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. Faces now hostile and suspicious because of her special knowledge of what is destined to happen. The death, for instance, of a young woman whose doom will be preceded by the loss of a certain ring.

Natalie tells Josette about her conversation with Vicki, "She predicted your death!" Josette asks, "And you believe her?" Natalie replies, "I did not believe her until I saw that ring! Josette, where did you get that ring?" Josette lies, "I've always had it". Natalie says, "I'm only trying to help!", but Josette replies, "I need no assistance of any kind". Natalie says, "You did not have that ring a few days ago!", but Josette insists, "I've always had it. Perhaps you've never noticed it". Natalie reminds her, "A few days ago, we made a complete inventory of your jewelry in preparation for leaving Collinwood! It was not among your jewelry then!" Josette replies, "Perhaps you missed it. I fail to see why this is so important". Natalie says, "Everything the witch has prophesied has come true! We must go back to Martinique immediately!" Josette replies, "You can go back to Martinique if you want to, but I'm not". Natalie exclaims, "I don't understand this attitude of yours! It's almost as if you're waiting for your own doom, awaiting it's embrace!" Josette remarks, "Embrace...I'll be all right". Natalie tells her, "Barnabas is dead! He will not return! You cannot waste the rest of your life grieving for the dead!" Josette replies, "I am not grieving anymore." Natalie says, "Then there's nothing making you stay", but Josette just replies, "Nothing can make me leave". Natalie begs, "Josette, please tell me, where did you get that ring?", but Josette replies, "Aunt Natalie, I'd like to be by myself". Natalie leaves.

Natalie goes downstairs into the foyer. She looks at the portrait of Barnabas and says to it, "I thought I saw your ghost the other night. I wish I did see it and could speak to it. I would plead with you to help Josette, to persuade her to leave this place and save herself!" Suddenly, she notices something and touches the portrait. Joshua comes down into the foyer, sees her touching the portrait and remarks, "Testing to see if the paint is dry? I can assure you it is. The portrait is several months old now". Natalie tells him, "I'm curious about that ring, the ring Barnabas is wearing in the portrait". Joshua tells her, "He was very fond of that ring. It was very special to him. He wore it all the time. He intended to give it to his wife when he married. I'm sure Angelique would have loved to get her hands on it. There was a very sentimental streak in my son..." Joshua suddenly gets choked up with emotion and stops talking. Natalie asks, "May I ask you something? Was that ring unique, or was it part of a set?" Joshua indignantly replies, "The Collins family jewelry, like its pride, is without equal. It was unique. Why do you ask?" Natalie replies, "Just idle curiosity." Josette comes down the stairs, dressed to go out. Joshua says, "Josette! You're not going out at this ungodly hour!" Josette replies, "Yes, I want get some night air". Natalie protests, "But you're feeling ill, Josette". Josette replies, "No, I'm fine", but then faints. Joshua shouts, "Riggs! Riggs! Bring some brandy! Quickly!" Suddenly, he is shocked to see the ring on Josette's finger. Natalie explains, "Apparently, Barnabas gave it to her". Joshua exclaims, "He couldn't have!" Natalie asks, "Why not? You know how they felt about each other". Joshua tells her, "What I stopped short of saying before was that Barnabas was buried with this ring! It went with him to the grave!"

 
Josette has been put back in her room. Natalie stations Riggs in a chair outside Josette's room and instructs him, "Do not leave this door. Josette is not to be let out no matter what she says!"

Josette is lying in bed in her room. She regains consciousness. She gets out of bed, goes to the door and tries it but finds it locked. She asks, "Why is it locked? Why am I here in this room? I was going out. Into the night...Into the night..."

 
In the foyer, Joshua is dressed to go out. Natalie tells him, "I don't think Josette needs a doctor. I think she's just tired more than anything else". Joshua replies, "I wasn't going to go to get a Doctor". Natalie tells him, "I'd prefer you stayed here. I'm sure when Josette wakes up she'll have an explanation for the ring. It must be a different ring". Joshua remarks, "Yes, that's the only explanation". Natalie again tells him, "I wish you wouldn't go", but Joshua replies, "I have to". Natalie remarks, "I'm afraid. I feel this terrible feeling...", but Joshua replies, "Nonsense. There's nothing to fear. Nothing at all" and leaves. Natalie looks at Barnabas' portrait again.

In Josette's room, Josette says, "I want to go to him! I want to find him! I need him! I must go to him! I must find him!" She demands to be let out. Riggs tells her through the door, "Sorry, ma'am, but I've been instructed not to let you out under any circumstance. That was the Countess' strict orders". Josette shouts, "Open the door!", but Riggs still refuses to do so. Josette thinks to herself, "The secret panel. Where is it? How does it open?" She tries to find it but can't. She goes back to the door and shouts, "Why is this door locked? Why am I being treated this way? Riggs! Open that door or I'll have you dismissed! Open that door! I warn you! Riggs, please! Open that door! I must get out! You don't understand! I must! Please! Please!". While she is pleading with Riggs, behind her the secret panel opens and Barnabas steps into the room. She turns, sees him and exclaims, "You've come back! They tried to keep me away from you. Nothing can keep us apart now! I should have known you would come for me! Now we will be together for all eternity. You have come for me, haven't you?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Josette tells him, "Then take me, and we will never return!" Barnabas warns her that the road ahead of them will be a dark one if she goes with him, but she tells him, "I don't care! We will share our eternity together!" Barnabas asks, "Are you sure? You can still be free of me. You could live in the world of light, and the living". Josette replies, "I don't want to be free of you! It will not be a world of death and darkness." Barnabas take her hand and takes her out through the secret passage, closing it behind him.

 
Joshua goes to the Collins family mausoleum. He thinks to himself, "The ring was here! I put in on his finger myself and closed the coffin. Who would dare defile the dead?" He pulls the ring in the lion's mouth, opens the secret door and goes into the secret room. As he prepares to open the coffin, he speaks, "I never gave you love, but I want to give you at least peace. If anyone has disturbed your rest, I promise revenge!" He opens the coffin and is shocked to find it completely empty. Barnabas is not there...

 

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Episode 423
(COL 6/DISK 2 #1)
1795

Tape Date: February 1, 1968
Air Date: February 7, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 211
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Jane Draper as Suki Forbes
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPrés
Dan Morgan as Riggs

A séance has been held at 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. On this night, one man has already made a shocking discovery. Wave upon wave of terror is to follow in its wake, ending, perhaps, in sudden death."

Joshua returns to Collinwood and sits down in the drawing room. He is visibly shaken. Natalie comes into the room and says, "Joshua. I've been looking for you. You must speak to Josette and tell her to leave Collinwood for her own good. She won't listen to me. Perhaps she'll listen to you". Noticing Joshua's demeanor she asks, "Is something wrong?" Joshua replies, "I went to his grave. The ring. He was wearing it when he was buried. Now it's in Josette's possession. I don't understand!" Natalie says, "Neither do I". Joshua continues, "I opened his coffin, and there was nothing there! The coffin was empty!" Natalie exclaims, "The coffin was empty?!" Joshua replies, "Yes". Natalie says, "I don't understand". Joshua tells her, "Only one possibility exists. Someone, some unspeakable person has robbed his grave! There are unscrupulous individuals who rob graves". Natalie points out, "But no one except you and Mrs. Collins know where he was buried. Even Josette and I don't know". Joshua tells her, "Two servants knew. The two servants who carried his casket there". Natalie remarks, "But those were two servants you trusted". Joshua adds, "Ben Stokes also knew." Natalie remarks, "I don't think Ben Stokes would rob Barnabas' grave. He was so devoted to him. And how would Josette get the ring?" Joshua says, "There has to be some explanation, there has to be!" Suki Forbes comes into the room. She thanks Joshua for letting her stay at Collinwood, then asks, "Is Mrs. Collins all right? When I went past her room, I heard her calling someone. She kept repeating the same name over and over. I believe it was 'Barnabas'. Wasn't he the man who went to England, the man in the portrait in the foyer?" Joshua replies, "Yes". Joshua and Natalie go upstairs to check up on Josette. Suki goes and looks at the portrait of Barnabas in the foyer.

Joshua and Natalie go Josette's room. Joshua orders, "Unlock the door, Riggs!" Riggs does so, and Natalie and Joshua go in. They are shocked to find that Josette is not in there. Natalie gasps, "She's gone!" Joshua asks Riggs, "Riggs, Did you let Mrs. Collins out of this room?" Riggs replies, "No. She pleaded with me, but..." Joshua asks, "You didn't?" Riggs replies, "No". Natalie asks Riggs, "You were guarding the room from the moment I left you?" Riggs replies, "Yes". Joshua tells Riggs, "Round up the other servants and form a search party. Mrs. Collins must be found!" Riggs leaves to do so. Natalie moans, "Something terrible has happened to Josette! How did she get out? How did she get past Riggs?" Joshua tells her, "There is another way out. I will show you". He opens the secret panel. Natalie gasps, "A secret panel!" Joshua replies, "Yes. The passage behind it leads to the garden at the end of the house. We were still in the Revolutionary War when this house was being constructed. I had it built to be on the safe side". Natalie points out, "But Josette doesn't know about it!" Joshua tells her, "Only two besides myself know about it, and both of them are dead". Natalie asks, "You mean Jeremiah and Barnabas?" Joshua replies, "Yes". Natalie mutters, "Barnabas..."

Suki is pacing around downstairs. There's a knock at the door. Suki answers. It's Nathan. Suki snidely remarks, "Well, hello, brother dear! What a pleasant surprise!" Nathan asks, "Are you alone?" Suki replies, "For the moment. Have you come looking for your lovely fiancée?" Nathan asks, "Where is she?" Suki replies, "Up in her room resting. She seems to rest a lot. I suppose all that money must be quite a burden to her. But I'm sure you'll relieve her of some of that burden". Nathan takes Suki into the drawing room and tells her, "All right, Suki. It's time to stop playing games. How much do you want? There's a carriage leaving Collinsport tomorrow morning. How much will it take to get you on it?" Suki replies, "Shall we say $5000?" Nathan exclaims, "$5000?!?!?" Suki adds, "In gold." Nathan protests, "You know I don't have that kind of money!" Suki replies, "But dear Millicent does". Nathan complains, "How can I ask her for that much money?" Suki replies, "I'm sure you'll find a way. You've always had a way with words. Nathan, you underestimate yourself. Think if what dear Millicent is getting. Surely a handsome husband like you is worth $5000". Nathan protests, "But it'll take time!" Suki replies, "Take all the time you want". Nathan says, "But I want you out of here right now!" Suki refuses to leave. Nathan asks, "And if I don't give you the money?" Suki replies, "I'll show Millicent a document she'll find very interesting. Our wedding certificate". Nathan exclaims, "You wouldn't do that! If Millicent breaks our engagement, I won't get a penny and neither will you", but Suki spitefully replies, "I'd be getting the satisfaction of ruining your plans". They get into a heated argument. They abruptly stop when Natalie walks into the drawing room. Suki tells Natalie, "We were just having a little family argument. Nathan's a dear, but he does get emotional at times." Natalie tells Nathan, "Josette's disappeared! You must help me find her! We must find her! We must!" and leaves. Nathan tells Suki, "We can't talk here. But we must settle this tonight! There's another house on the property. No one lives there now". Suki replies, "I know where it is. Millicent took me on a tour of the property yesterday." Nathan tells her, "I must first pay my respects to the family. I'll join you there in a few minutes". Suki leaves to go to the old house. Joshua comes into the foyer and says, "Lt. Forbes!" Nathan tells him, "The countess has just told me Josette has disappeared. Is there anything I can do?" Joshua replies, "Ride into town and get the constable to form a search party". Nathan says, "There's no need for that. I can search the property", but Joshua insists, saying, "A search party can search more effectively than one man". Nathan replies, "All right, sir" and leaves to do as instructed.

Suki goes to the old house and goes in through the front door, which is unlocked. Inside, there is a man standing in the shadows. Suki, frightened, gasps, "AHHHHH!" The man comes out of the shadows. It's Barnabas. He asks, "Who are you and what are you doing here?" Suki apologizes, "I didn't know anyone was here", but Barnabas demands, "Answer my question! Who are you?" Suki replies, "My name is Suki Forbes. I'm visiting here. My brother is marrying a member of the Collins family". Barnabas asks, "You're Nathan Forbes' sister? What are you doing here?" Suki explains, "Nathan was going to meet me here. He promised to show me this house". Barnabas says, "You're not Nathan Forbes' sister! You are his wife!" Suki asks, "Wife?" Barnabas says, "Don't bother to deny it. Nathan told me he had no living relatives, so you must be his wife". Suki retorts, "You know my secret but I know yours! I know who you are!" Barnabas asks, "Who am I?" Suki replies, "Barnabas Collins". Barnabas lies, "I am not. Barnabas Collins is gone". Suki continues, "So I'm told. But why do you look exactly like the portrait in the foyer of Collinwood? You ARE Barnabas Collins, aren't you? Your family and everyone else say you're gone, but you're here. I find that curious". She sees a woman's cloak hanging on a chair and continues, "And this cloak, it belongs to Josette, doesn't it, the one who's missing from Collinwood". She tells Barnabas that there must be a reason for all this secrecy, and offers to keep his secret if he'll cooperate. Suki, who's been looking around as she's been talking to Barnabas, turns and suddenly notices that Barnabas is gone. Puzzled, she asks, "Mr. Collins? Mr. Collins? Where did he go? He just disappeared as if... I don't want to stay here any longer! I want to get out of here!" She goes outside and calls out, "Nathan! Nathan!" Suddenly, a bat appears and flutters around her. Frightened, she screams, "No! Get away from me! Stay away!" She flees back inside, closes and locks the doors and moans, "Where is Nathan? He promised to be here in a few minutes! Where are you? Mr. Collins! Mr. Collins!" She looks out the window and sees the bat staring at her. She quickly leaves the window, screaming, "That bat! Staring at me, staring right through me, as if it were human and wanted to kill me!" She cries, "Nathan, please come! I'm so frightened! Pleas come, please!" Suddenly, she notices the bat has somehow gotten inside and is flying around. Suddenly, the bat materializes into Barnabas. Suki moans, "I don't believe this is happening!" Barnabas tells her, "I tried to warn you, but you wouldn't listen." Suki begs, "Please!", but Barnabas tells her, "It's too late to beg for mercy now. Much too late". He grabs her. She screams. He grabs her by the throat and starts to strangle her. Nathan, just arriving outside, hears Suki's scream and shouts, "Suki! Are you in there? Open this door! Suki! Suki!" He breaks open the door and goes in. He finds Suki lying on the floor. She is still alive, but just barely. Nathan asks, "Who did this to you?" Suki manages to gasp, "Barnabas, Barnabas Collins!" and expires. Nathan cries, "Suki! Suki! Suki!"


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Episode 424
(COL 6/DISK 2 #2)
1795

Tape Date: February 2, 1968
Air Date: February 8, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 212
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPrés
Jane Draper as Suki Forbes

A séance has been held at the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman 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. The evil which plagues the family makes itself seen and felt in many ways, one of which will be death by violent means.

At Collinwood, Joshua comes down the stairs into the foyer. Nathan comes in and exclaims, "Mr. Collins! Something's happened!" Joshua asks, "Is it Josette? Have you found her?" Nathan replies, "No! It's my sister! I was searching for Josette near the old house. I heard a woman screaming. It was Suki. By the time I got to the old house, it was too late. She'd been murdered. Someone had strangled her!"

Nathan and Joshua have gone to the old house. Joshua is alone in the living room. Nathan comes into he room and says, "I've put her on the chaise lounge and covered her with a sheet". Joshua says, "Allow me to offer my deepest sympathies. What was she doing here?" Nathan lies, "Perhaps she was searching for Josette". Joshua asks, "What kind of madman would do something like this? He'll hang for this! Mark my words!" Nathan asks, "One thing puzzles me. What Suki said before she died. How do you explain the fact that her last words were your son's name?" Joshua replies, "It would be useless speculation to try", but Nathan says, "Perhaps I can tell you. As I was coming to Collinwood last night, I saw the figure of a man standing near the woods. I could swear the figure was Barnabas". Joshua tells him, "You know of course my son is in England". Nathan asks, "Mr. Collins, if the man I saw in the woods was not Barnabas, then who was it?" Joshua replies, "At the moment, I'm curious about another question. Is there any ill feeling between you and your sister?" Nathan replies, "No, why?" Joshua says, "The amount of grief you've shown since you've discovered her body seems to indicate that she meant very little to you". Nathan lies, "I'm still in shock, that's all". Joshua suddenly pauses, then says, "Wait! There's someone upstairs! Come!" He takes Nathan and they hid behind a pillar. From there, they see Josette coming down the stairs. They come out of hiding and go to her. Joshua exclaims, "Josette!" Josette, delirious, calls out, "Barnabas! Where are you?" and faints.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Naomi waits nervously. Millicent comes downstairs and goes into the drawing room and asks, "Cousin Naomi, has there been any word?" Naomi replies, "No". Millicent remarks, "Poor Josette!" Naomi replies, "Yes. Poor Josette. I shudder to think what might have happened to her". Millicent reassures her, "I'm sure Nathan and Cousin Joshua will find her. Have you seen Nathan's sister?" Naomi replies, "No". Millicent tells her, "I just went to her room to look for her and she's gone". Naomi suggests, "Perhaps she's with Nathan and Joshua". Millicent remarks, "Have you noticed something odd about Suki? She doesn't look at all like Nathan. Brothers and sisters usually resemble one another..." They are interrupted by a voice shouting, "Naomi! Come quickly!" They look into the foyer. Joshua and Nathan have returned carrying Josette. Joshua says, "We found her at the old house, barely conscious". He instructs Nathan to find Riggs and tell him to go fetch the constable. He and Naomi then take Josette upstairs. Millicent asks why they need a constable. Nathan explains, "Suki is dead. I found her at the old house. She'd been strangled. She was still alive when I found her. She tried to speak...Sorry, I can't go on". Millicent tells him, "I understand. I'm so sorry!" Nathan says, "I've got to go find Riggs. I'll be right back" and leaves. Millicent goes upstairs.

Josette has been put in her bed. Naomi and Joshua are watching over her. Naomi asks, "She was barely conscious when you found her?" Joshua replies, "Yes". Naomi asks, "Did she say anything before collapsing?" Joshua lies, "She said nothing". Naomi remarks, "Perhaps she can tell us what happened after she regains consciousness". Joshua suggests, "Perhaps some smelling salts will help". Natalie tells him, "I have some in my bureau drawer". Joshua leaves to get them. Naomi sees the bite marks on Josette's neck and says, "AHHHH!" There's a knock at the door. Naomi asks, "Yes?" Millicent comes in. She asks, "Is Josette going to be all right?" Naomi replies, "She's still unconscious". Millicent asks, "Did Joshua tell you about Nathan's sister?" Naomi replies, "Yes". Millicent continues, "She had an aunt in Baltimore. She was her only other living relation other than Nathan. I thought she should know. I've written her a letter. Could you read it and see if it's all right?" Naomi replies, "Yes. How did you know about her aunt in Baltimore?" Millicent explains, "Suki talked to me about her this afternoon. She was very fond of her. That's why I thought she should know". Naomi reads the letter and tells Millicent, "The letter's all right". Millicent takes it and tells Naomi, "I'll go and see if find the aunt's address in Suki's room" and leaves. Joshua returns with the smelling salts. Naomi points out the marks and says, "Just like Barnabas'! What do you think caused them?" Joshua replies, "We'll ask her when she regains consciousness". Naomi says, "Perhaps she never will. When this happened to Barnabas, he was never rational again".

Millicent comes down the stairs. In her hands are the letter she had written and a black wooden box. She goes into the drawing room and puts the box on a table. Nathan returns, coming in through the front doors and goes into the drawing room. Millicent asks, "Did the constable come?" Nathan replies, "Yes. They've taken the body into the village. Do you think your cousin would mind if I poured myself a drink? I'm still shaken." Millicent replies, "Of course not. Nathan, after you've poured yourself your drink, could you read this letter and tell me if it's all right? Suki told me about your Aunt in Baltimore and I thought she should know about Suki". Nathan notices the box she has on the table and exclaims, "What are you doing with that box?!" Millicent replies, "I found it in Suki's room. It seems to contain all her papers. I thought your aunt's address might be somewhere in here". She takes all the papers out of the box. Nathan, a look of horror on his face quickly says, "No need to go to all that trouble. I can tell you my aunts address! It's No. 7 Franklin Lane, Baltimore, Maryland". Millicent starts putting the papers back into the box, then notices something interesting. She exclaims, "Nathan! I didn't know Suki was married!" Nathan asks, "Married?" Millicent replies, "Yes. There's a marriage certificate in here." Nathan tries to take it from her, "Let me...", but Millicent keeps it, saying, "No, don't you understand? If Suki was married, I must write another letter to her husband". She starts to read the marriage certificate, "...certifies that on the 8th of April 1792, Suki Welles and Nathan Forbes were married in Baltimore, Maryland". Shocked, she exclaims. "She wasn't your sister! She was your wife! You've been deceiving me!" Nathan begs, "Please! Let me explain!", but Millicent says, "Don't say any more to me!" Nathan tries to explain, "It was a marriage in name only! I wanted to end it, but she wouldn't let me!" Millicent cries, "No! I don't want to hear anymore! I don't want to be anywhere near you!" Nathan begs, "Millicent, wait!", but Millicent runs off.

 
Joshua and Naomi come down into the foyer. Joshua asks, "When did Madame DuPres leave?" Naomi replies, "This afternoon. I don't see what she could do". Joshua remarks, "There might not be anything anyone can do", but then gets an idea, "Miss Winters told her about a book that foretold the future..." Naomi interrupts, "Yes, I know about it. She told me about it when she warned me about Sarah". Joshua continues, "According to Madame DuPres, that book predicts Josette's death. It predicts that it will happen tomorrow. It predicts that she will die by her own hand. If one of us could be with her all day tomorrow, maybe we could prevent it. If we can keep her alive through tomorrow, she'll be safe".

Upstairs in her room, Josette has regained consciousness and says, "Tomorrow! Barnabas, tomorrow! I'll belong to you forever!"

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Episode 425
(COL 6/DISK 2 #3)
1795

Tape Date: February 5, 1968
Air Date: February 9, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 213
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie duPrés
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPrés
Lara Parker as Angelique
Dan Morgan as Riggs

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman 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 the relationships have changed, and Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. On this night, in a deserted old shack on the Collins estate preparations are being made for a man and a woman to be united in death, as they never were in life.

Ben is in a deserted shack on the Collins Estate, doing some woodworking. He is working on two coffins. Barnabas comes in and asks, "You're not ready yet?" Ben replies, "No, but I will be soon". Barnabas asks, "What's taking so long?" Ben replies, "I've been working day and night!" Barnabas tells him, "The coffins must be ready by midnight! They must be ready before I leave!" Ben asks, "But why do you need two coffins?" Barnabas replies, "I will not be alone when I leave tonight. I will be bringing someone with me". Ben asks, "You mean Josette?!" Barnabas replies, "Yes, and when I bring her tonight, the coffins must be ready. You will see to it that they are!" Ben tells Barnabas, "If I knew what you were planning for her, I wouldn't have helped you! You promised not to go near her!" Barnabas replies, "I tried, but I couldn't resist". Ben exclaims, "You can't do that to her!" Barnabas replies, "I love her". Ben tells him, "If you love her, how can you do this to her? She doesn't know what you're planning to make her, does she?" Barnabas replies, "It's what she wants, Ben". Ben exclaims, "I don't believe anyone would want that!" and refuses to help any further. Barnabas reminds him, "You forget, you are my servant, Ben". Ben protests, "You can't make me do what I don't want to!", but Barnabas replies, "But there is something I can do. I can kill you!" He grabs Ben by the throat and threatens to kill him, and asks, "Will you finish your work?" Ben replies, "Yes..." Barnabas releases him and says, "Good. I will return at midnight. You will have a closed carriage waiting to take the coffins to the ship. Is that understood?" Ben replies, "Aye. Everything will be ready". Barnabas leaves. Ben says to himself, "I can't let him take her away. I've got to find some way to stop him! I'll find the countess and tell her what his plans are! Maybe she'll take Josette away before he can get to her!" He goes to open the door but finds that it is locked. He exclaims, "Someone's locked the door!" The room fills with a woman's laughter. Ben exclaims, "Angelique! Where are you?" A ghostly head of Angelique appears and says, "Here I am, Ben!" Ben asks, "What do you want?" Angelique replies, "I want you to stay here and follow Barnabas' orders". Ben exclaims, "You don't know what he's planning to do!" Angelique replies, "Yes I do. You are not to interfere. You are to stay here and let me attend to Barnabas and Josette". Ben asks, "What are you going to do?" Angelique replies, "I would not allow them to be together in life, and I will not allow them to be together in death. They will not go away together tonight. I will see to that!"

Natalie is with Josette in her room. Natalie asks Josette, "How are you feeling, Josette?" Josette replies, "Very relaxed. The house seems to be very quiet this evening". Natalie tells her, "The evening's not over yet. I won't relax till it's over". Josette protests, "Oh, Natalie, I'm quite safe". Natalie admits, "There does seem to be no chance for the prophecy to come true. The night is clear, there's no storm, the moon can be clearly seen, and none of the other things foretold has happened. Nevertheless, I will take every precaution. In two hours, it will be midnight, and you'll be safe". Josette insists, "I'm completely safe. It's hard to explain, but I feel nothing could harm me tonight. Natalie remarks, "Josette, I don't understand your mood tonight". Josette replies, "Neither do I" "You still haven't told me what you were doing last night". Josette replies, "I wasn't doing anything. I just went for a walk". Natalie asks, "Did you go on your own or did someone force you?" Josette replies, "Who could've forced me? I was in the room alone". Natalie asks, "Why did you go to the old house? I can't understand why you would want to go there. That place has brought you nothing but tragedy". Josette replies, "That's not true". Natalie asks, "What happened in there?" Josette replies, "Nothing". Natalie insists, "Something did. You were dazed when they found you". Josette lies, "I was just tired". Natalie asks, "They said you were calling for Barnabas. Why?" Josette replies, "Even if I explained it to you, I'm sure you wouldn't understand". Suddenly, Natalie notices that a look of shock has appeared on Josette's face and asks, "What's the matter?" Josette replies, "The ring! It's gone!" Natalie gasps, "The prophecy said everything would start when you discovered the loss of the ring!" Josette replies, "It's nothing. It's a coincidence, that's all! I don't know where I could've lost it. It must've happened while I was at the old house. Yes, the Old house! I've got to find the ring!" and starts to leave. Natalie asks, "Where are you going?" Josette replies, "The old house!" Natalie exclaims, "I will not allow it!" and takes Josette's cape. Josette demands, "Give me my cape!" Natalie replies, "I will let you go after midnight!" Josette begs, "Natalie, I must find that ring!" Natalie asks, "Why?" Josette replies, "Because he'll expect me to have it". Natalie asks, "Who?" Josette replies, "Barnabas!" Natalie exclaims, "Barnabas?! I will not allow you to go!" They struggle for the cape. In the struggle, they knock a glass lamp off the table. It shatters on the floor. Natalie gasps, "The sound of glass shattering! What the prophecy foretold! It's coming true, little by little! You must stay here!" Suddenly, the sound of a thunderclap is heard. Natalie glances out the window and gasps, "A storm is coming up! There is no moon!" The door suddenly blows open. Natalie tries to shut it, but it will not shut. Josette seems to be frightened now. Natalie exclaims, "Oh! It won't close! You stay here! I'll call for Riggs!" As soon as she steps out into the hallway to do so, the doors slams shut all by itself. Natalie tries to open it, but finds it locked. She screams, "AHHH! Josette! Open the door! Josette!" Inside the room, Josette's music box starts to play all by itself. Josette exclaims, "My music box! Barnabas!" Barnabas voice replies, "Yes, Josette. It's Barnabas. Are you ready yet?" Josette replies, "Yes, my dear, yes. Where are you? Why can't I see you?" Outside, Natalie shouts, "Who is in there, Josette?" Barnabas' voice continues, "I'm waiting for you". Josette says, "I feel so guilty. I've lost the ring you gave me". The voice tells her, "Don't worry. I found it at the old house". Josette exclaims, "You found the ring!" The voice continues, "Come, Josette. I'm waiting for you". Josette asks, "Where are you?" Barnabas's voice replies, "I'm waiting for you here at Widow's Hill. Go to the secret panel, Josette, and come to Widow's Hill." Outside, Natalie continues to scream, "Josette! Josette! Let me in! Let me in!", but Josette opens the secret panel and leaves. Angelique's laughter fills the room. It has been her speaking to Josette, not Barnabas...

Barnabas returns to the shed. The coffins are ready. Barnabas tells Ben, "You will be rewarded for your service". Ben replies, "I don't want no reward for this!". Barnabas asks, "Is the carriage ready?" Ben replies, "It's in the woods like you asked". Barnabas orders, "Bring it here now". Ben leaves to do so. Josette's voice starts to call, "Barnabas! Barnabas! Can you hear me?" Barnabas exclaims, "Josette!" The voice replies, "Yes. I'm waiting for you, Barnabas. Come to me, Barnabas." Barnabas asks, "Where are you?" The voice replies, "Waiting for you, at Widow's Hill". Barnabas exclaims, "You're not Josette! Angelique! It's you! What do you want me to do?" Josette's voice continues, "I'm waiting for you here at Widow's Hill..." Barnabas exclaims, "No, Josette! You must not go there! Don't let her trick you, Josette! Don't go there!"

Riggs breaks open the lock on Josette's door. He and Natalie rush into the room. Natalie exclaims, "She's gone!" Riggs points at the open secret panel and says, "She must have gone out through there". Natalie gasps, "Widow's Hill!!"

Josette is at Widow's Hill, calling, "Barnabas! I've come to you. Where are you?" The air fills with laughter. Josette asks, "Who is it? Who are you?" The voice replies, "Don't worry, Josette. Your Barnabas will be here soon." Josette finally recognizes the voice and exclaims, "Angelique! You!" Angelique replies, "Yes." Josette asks, "What are you doing here? Why have you come back?" Angelique replies, "I've always been your loyal servant, Mademoiselle. I came here to warn you". Josette asks, "Warn me? Of what?" Angelique's voice replies, "Of what lies ahead for you if you go with Barnabas". Josette says, "He loves me!" Angelique's voice continues, "If he loved you, he would not be planning to change you into what he has become. Do you know what that is? He's planning to kill you, Josette, and after he kills you, he'll bring you back to life. But you will not be as your are. He will turn you into a grotesque, bloodthirsty creature. Look over the cliff and see what you will become! Look into the future and see what he will make you!"

 
Josette looks and sees a vision of herself as a vampire, pale, semi-rotted, blood dripping from her mouth. She begs, "Take it away, please! I can't look at it! Take it away, please!", but Angelique's voice orders, "Keep looking at it, Josette! This is what Barnabas will do to you!" Josette continues to beg, "Take it away, I beg of you!" Barnabas arrives and asks, "Josette! Are you all right?" Josette screams, "Don't come any closer to me! I know what you are! I don't want to become what you are! I'd rather die than let that happen!" Barnabas manages to grab Josette, but she struggles free and throws herself off the cliff. Barnabas screams, "Josette! Josette! Josette!" The air fills with Angelique's laughter...

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Episode 426
(COL 6/DISK 2 #4)
1795

Tape Date: February 6, 1968
Air Date: February 12, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 214
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey to 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 this night, a night which began with bright moonlight has turned dark, and a woman has thrown herself from a cliff, the victim of a witch's curse. The agony finally over for her, but just beginning for those she has left behind.

Ben is at the tomb. He hears someone and asks, "Who's there?" Barnabas comes in. Ben can tell from the expression on his face that something's wrong and asks, "What's happened? What's wrong? Someone see you?" Barnabas replies, "No". Ben asks, "What is it?" Barnabas replies, "Josette..." Ben exclaims, "You've killed her!!" Barnabas replies, "No, not me. She's dead. I couldn't stop it. She stood on Widow's Hill. She knew what I had become. She died, hating me..." Ben tells him, "It was the curse!" Barnabas continues, "I saw Josette's crushed body on the rocks below. And now I have eternity without her..." Ben asks, "But she's not coming back?" Barnabas replies, "No. She chose to die in another way. I have no power over her. I will never have power over her again. That was the curse, that everyone who loves me will die..." Suddenly he exclaims, She is here! Angelique! I will end your curse! I will go to the house and tell my father what I've become and let him do what is necessary! I would rather be in a coffin with a stake in my heart than be the way I am!" Suddenly, the gate slams shut. Barnabas and Ben try to open it, but find that it will not open. Realizing that it's Angelique, that she will not let him escape the curse so easily, Barnabas says, "You have robbed me of Josette. I will never love again! I will never show love to another human being. Your curse is over, so go back to your grave!!" The gate opens by itself. Barnabas exits. Ben starts out too, but Barnabas tells him, "No, do not follow me, Ben. If this is what eternity is to be, then let it begin..." Inside, the tomb fills with Angelique's laughter.

Joshua is sitting at the desk in the drawing room of Collinwood writing something with a quill pen, dipping it into an inkwell in a gold inkstand every few words to replenish the ink. Naomi comes down the stairs and into the room. Joshua asks, "How is Madame DuPres?" Naomi replies, "She's cried herself to sleep" and exclaims, "Oh, Joshua!" Joshua tries to comfort her, "My dear...". Naomi continues, "I loved Josette the moment she came here! She was the woman I would've chosen for Barnabas myself". Joshua tells her, "My dear, you must not think of him now. You must not think about them now." Naomi says, "It seems there's no name I mention that doesn't have grief attached to it." Joshua continues to try to comfort her, "You must not think of them. Nothing you can do can bring any of them back." Naomi moans, "In a war, you expect to lose members of your family. But we're not in a war now..." Joshua says, "Except with the powers of darkness." Naomi says, "You've been listening to Abigail again. I will not believe that any of this has been caused by Witchcraft!" Millicent comes into the room. Joshua tells her, "My dear cousin, we have some very sad news for you. Josette is dead". Millicent coldly replies, "Indeed. Well, at least she died still loving Barnabas". Naomi exclaims, "Millicent!" Naomi and Joshua are shocked at Millicent's nonchalant attitude. Naomi asks, "Are you feeling well?" Millicent replies that she is. Joshua asks, "Is Lt. Forbes going to be coming tonight?" Millicent replies, "Tonight? No. He will not be welcome here tonight". Joshua remarks, "I'm sure Lt. Forbes is grieving his own loss. He seemed extremely fond of his sister". Millicent replies, "Yes, fonder than I would have thought possible" and turns to leave. Naomi asks, "Where are you going?" Millicent replies, "For a walk". Naomi warns her, "It's not safe out there!", but Millicent replies, "I'm perfectly safe" and leaves. Naomi remarks, "She's acting so strangely". Joshua replies, "Death affects each of us differently".

Barnabas is at Jeremiah's grave. He says, "Jeremiah! I'm glad you can't see me now. Now Josette will lie next to you, the husband she did not love. Again, the choice was not her own, and again Angelique has won". He is startled to hear a voice behind him say, "Cousin Barnabas! You're back!" He turns and sees Millicent standing there. Millicent continues, "How glad I am to see you! I need a favor from you very much!" Another voice calls, "Miss Collins!" Millicent turns to see who it is. It is Ben. While her head is turned, Barnabas vanishes into thin air. When Millicent turns back, she is surprised to see that Barnabas is no longer there. She calls, "Mr. Collins! Where are you?" Ben comes up to her and asks, "Are you all right?" Millicent replies, "No, I am not! I saw Barnabas, but he ran away from me!" Ben says, "You know you didn't see Mr. Barnabas. He's away". Millicent insists, "He's back, but he didn't send any advance notice. Or maybe he did, but nobody has told me". She tells Ben, "I'm here to see my final resting place". She orders Ben to show her the Collins family mausoleum. They go to the mausoleum. Millicent looks around, then points to the middle sarcophagus and says, "Yes. Right here, besides Sarah. You will remember, this is the one I've chosen, and you will see to it that today is the date that is engraved here, for today is the day I truly died. Barnabas would understand." Ben insists, "He's in England!" Millicent says, "Maybe he's heard about Josette's death and come back". Ben protests, "Josette died only a few hours ago!" Millicent asks, "Why are you trying to convince me I didn't see him?" Ben tells her, "Don't tell anyone what you thought you saw". Millicent asks, "Why not?" Ben replies, "It would only cause his mother more grief". Millicent exclaims, "Ah! I see! You do not want me to know he's back!" Ben tells Millicent, "Miss Collins, I'll take you home", but Millicent abruptly leaves by herself.

Joshua is still in the drawing room writing something. Naomi comes into the room and is surprised to see he is still writing. He tells her he's written a letter to Andre DuPres in New York telling him what's happened to Josette. Naomi asks, "Can I see it?" Joshua replies, "No, I've finished and sealed it already". He explains that he's working on something different now, "a deposition for the Miss Winter's trial. The trial starts tomorrow". Naomi asks, "Tomorrow?" Joshua continues, "It will not affect us. Abigail will represent us at the trial". Naomi says, "I will represent us too!", but Joshua says, "Abigail will be the only Collins at the trial!" Naomi replies, "She will not!" Joshua says, "If this family is to get out of this without disgrace, we must leave this to the court. If any of us should get hysterical on the stand, we would lose our dignity". They are interrupted by Millicent rushing into the room and asking, "Where is he? I saw him at the graveyard". Naomi asks, "Who?" Millicent replies, "Barnabas!" Joshua exclaims, "He's in England!" Millicent complains, "You don't want to help me either! Barnabas is the only one who can defend my honor! Daniel is too young. Barnabas has fought duels before! I saw him by Jeremiah's grave!" Naomi tells her, "You couldn't have! You just have a very vivid imagination". Millicent complains, "Why won't you tell me? Are you afraid? You're keeping Barnabas from me and he's the only one who can defend my honor now!" Joshua asks, "What do you mean?" Millicent replies, "Barnabas must kill Nathan". Naomi exclaims, "Millicent!" Millicent blurts out, "Nathan is married! Suki was Nathan's wife!" Joshua exclaims, "No!" Millicent continues, "Barnabas must do what my brother would do if he were older! But he ran away from me! Ben was there too. He saw him too, but he lied to me that he didn't!" Joshua asks, "Ben was there?!" Millicent replies, "Yes, and he must be punished for lying to me". Joshua replies, "Yes". Millicent continues, "If I have seen Barnabas and you have not, then you must find out why". Joshua replies, "Yes. I must find out why".

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Episode 427
(COL 6/DISK 2 #5)
1795

Tape Date: February 17, 1968
Air Date: February 13, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 215
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPrés
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Leslie Barrett as Judge Hanley
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held at 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. Not friendly now, but forced almost out of recognition by the hatred they feel for her.

Vicki is in her cell. A guard lets Peter in. Vicki exclaims, "Oh, Peter! I'm so glad to see you!", but Peter just stands there. Vicki asks, "What's wrong? Tell me, please! What's happened? I know something's happened. Please tell me!" Peter tells her, "You are going on trial today". Vicki replies, "Today? Good!" Peter asks, "Good?" Vicki replies "Well, isn't it? I'm innocent. The judges will have to believe me! I want to get it over with!" Peter tells her, "There's something else you should know. Josette Collins died last night. She jumped from Widow's Hill". Vicki moans, "I couldn't stop her..." Peter replies, "No". Vicki says, "Poor Josette. I tried to help her. I tried to tell her everything I knew." Peter notes, "The fact that you prophesied her death isn't going to help you at the trial". Vicki is confident she'll be acquitted, saying, "All the evidence is so circumstantial! And Mrs. Collins is going to testify on my behalf! She's promised!" Peter starts to say, "Vicki..." Vicki interrupts, "She won't?" Peter replies, "No". Vicki protests, "But she promised!" Peter tells her, "I've just gotten a letter from Mr. Collins. He's not even going to let her go to the trial". Vicki exclaims, "He's stopped her! She wouldn't have broken her promise! I know that!" Peter manages to calm her down, then asks, "Ready?". Vicki replies, "Yes". They leave for the trial.

The trial begins. Vicki is to appear in front of a tribunal of three judges, with no jury. The lead judge starts the trial, "Victoria Winters, you have been charged with Witchcraft. Do you plead guilty or not guilty?" Vicki replies, "Innocent, your honor!" Trask interrupts, "You have one last chance to confess your powers!" Peter objects, "She's not in possession of any powers!" Trask remarks, "A very interesting choice of words, because this case is all about possession, the possession by evil of..." The lead judge tells Trask to stop editorializing and call his first witness. Trask calls Abigail to the stand. Abigail is sworn in. Trask tells her, "Tell the court about the true beginnings of this case, the arrival of Miss Winters at Collinwood!" Abigail starts her testimony, "We were still living in the old house at the time. The date was October 12. I remember because I had engaged the services of a Miss Phyllis Wick of Boston as governess. She had the highest references. She was to arrive that day." Trask asks, "And did she?" Abigail replies, "No. Some evil force prevented her from coming." Peter suggests, "Perhaps she changed her mind". Abigail replies that Miss Wick was on the carriage which overturned, and but was nowhere to be found afterwards. Trask asks her to give the court the details of Vicki's arrival. Abigail tells the court, "Barnabas was going to go into Collinsport to pick up Miss Wick. As he was waiting for his carriage, this CREATURE came towards him. He had never seen her before in his life, but she came towards him calling, 'Barnabas! Barnabas!'. You should have seen the clothes she was wearing! My nephew, a very nice man, asked her into the house, and with that, sealed his own fate and that of the rest of family! That night, the reign of terror started in the house!" Peter objects that there's no evidence of any link between the two events. Trask replies, "We will prove that now". Abigail continues her testimony, recounting to the court Joshua's mysterious disappearance, the mysterious cat, and Joshua's magical reappearance in Vicki's room, the cat disappearing at the same time. The court asks, "Did he have any memory of where he had been?" Abigail replies, "None! It is clear, witchcraft had taken hold of him!" Trask asks her to tell the court about the exorcism. Peter objects that since it was Trask who performed the exorcism, he should be the one who should testify about it so he can be cross-examined. The court agrees. Trask takes the stand. The court asks, "Exactly what does exorcism accomplish?" Trask explains, "Evil cannot withstand the power of the Lord and must flee the house." He recounts how he conducted the rite of exorcism and how he caught Vicki as she was trying to flee from the house, saying, "..and the witch came forth!" Vicki exclaims, "I didn't run from the house because of the exorcism! I ran because there was a fire in the house!" Abigail shouts, "I went into the room soon after, and there had been no fire there!" Everyone starts shouting. The lead judge shouts, "Order in the court!"

Natalie has been called to the stand and is testifying, "I went to Miss Winters and begged her to lift her evil spell on Josette, but she refused. I begged her to give me any information if she could. She told me what would happen the day of Josette's death. She said Josette would lose a black onyx ring. I knew Josette did not have a ring like that, but when I got back to Collinwood, she had it on." The court asks, "Where did she get it?" Natalie replies, "She would not tell me. That was the first time she's ever lied to me". She then recounts how Josette lost the ring as foretold, and how everything else Vicki had said would happen started to happen. Vicki exclaims, "I only knew because I had read it in a book!" Natalie finishes her account, telling the court how the door blew open and could not be closed, how it slammed shut as soon as she stepped into the hallway. She finishes, "And when I got back, Josette was gone. That was the last time I saw my niece". The lead judge tells her, "The court would like to thank you for coming to testify in your time of grief. We have a few more questions for you. You say this book published in 1965 according to the frontispiece, was brought here by Miss Winters. You and your niece read it?" Natalie replies, "Not all of it. It was hard to read about tragedies that have not yet happened." The judge asks, "Where is this book?" Natalie replies, "It was in Josette's room". The judge asks, "It is there no longer?" Natalie replies, "No" and tells about the night she saw Vicki in there, and Vicki's strange disappearance. She continues, "Reverend Trask and I went to the jail". The judge asks, "And was she there?" Natalie replies, "She was in her cell". Trask exclaims, "This witch has the ability to be in two places at once! What more proof do we need?" Peter interrupts, "There's something you must know!" Vicki exclaims, "Peter, no!", but Peter continues, "I let her out of her cell that night! I also know how she got out of that room!" Trask says, "If that's true, then he's under her spell! He must be relieved of his duties immediately!"

The session has ended. Vicki is back in her cell. Peter is there with her. Peter explains, "I just couldn't let them think you were in two places at once". He tells her they're going to have more problems the next session, that the judges are going to want to know more about the book. Vicki moans, "If only Mrs. Collins could testify! If only Barnabas were alive and could testify! He knows I'm innocent. Ben does too." Peter asks, "How do you know?" Peter replies, "When he came to get me, he said he knew I wasn't the witch". Peter tells her he thinks this is important and asks her to explain further. Vicki tells him, "When he came to get me at the stables, I thanked him and asks him why he would go to the risk of helping me and put himself in danger. He looked at me seriously and said he knew I wasn't the witch". Peter asks, "Did you ask him what he meant?" Vicki replies, "No, I didn't think to at the time". Peter calls out, "Guard!" Vicki asks, "Where are you going?" "To see Ben. Vicki, everything's going to be very different tomorrow. Ben is going to help us. Don't worry!"

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Episode 428
(COL 6/DISK 2 #6)
1795

Tape Date: February 8, 1968
Air Date: February 14, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 216
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past - back to the year 1795. In that troubled time Victoria Winters will learn that none who live or work at Collinwood will remain unaffected by the evil which has plagued the great house.

Millicent is in the drawing room of Collinwood. There is a knock at the front door. Millicent seems to be preoccupied in thought and just sits there. The knocking continues. Millicent finally goes to open it. It's Peter Bradford. Millicent asks, "Who are you?" Peter replies, "My name is Peter Bradford, and I'm looking for someone named Ben Stokes". Millicent tells him, "Ben's not here right now". Peter asks, "Do you know where I can find him?" Millicent replies, "At a cemetery called Eagle Hill, digging a grave for Josette Collins". Peter starts to say, "Thank you, Miss...", but Millicent interrupts him, "Are you going to the graveyard to look for Ben?" Peter replies, "Yes". Millicent asks, "Could I impose on you to do me a favor? If while you are at the graveyard you chance to meet Cousin Barnabas Collins, ask him to come see me." Peter asks, "Barnabas Collins?" Millicent replies, "You see, the family is keeping him from me. But why is a complete mystery to me." Peter protests, "But Barnabas Collins is dead!" Millicent exclaims, "What a silly thing to say! Barnabas, dead?" and laughs.

Peter has left. Millicent is inside looking at the portrait of Barnabas. She says to it, "Imagining anyone thinking you were dead, Barnabas! What an absurd young man!" There is another knock at the door. Millicent opens the door, sees that it's Nathan and tries to slam the door in his face, but Nathan manages to force his way in. Millicent protests, "Sir! You are not welcome in this house!" Nathan says, "Millicent, I must speak to you!" Millicent orders, "Lt. Forbes, leave this house at once!", but Nathan replies, "No. I'm not leaving until you've heard what I have to say". Millicent threatens, "I will summon Cousin Joshua to evict you from the premises!" She goes into the drawing room. Nathan follows her. He asks, "Millicent, why won't you listen to what I have to my explanation?" Millicent remarks, "You still think I'm that innocent creature you deceived. I am not. I have been shown the facts of life." Nathan says, "I had every intention of telling you about Suki as soon as I was free of her!" Millicent remarks, "I was too gullible to see that my fortune made me more attractive than I am". Nathan lies, "Your money never meant anything to me. If you had given it all away, I still would have loved you". Millicent remarks, "I never thought the day would come when my honor would need defending." Nathan asks, "What do you mean?" Millicent replies, "I have decided that my cousin Barnabas will my honor by fighting you in a duel". Nathan points out, "But Barnabas is in England". Millicent replies, "No, he is here. I have seen him and Ben has seen him too." Nathan asks, "When?" Millicent replies, "I have the feeling the family does not want me to know he's back because they don't want him fighting the duel! That means all your lies and deceptions will go unpunished! I cannot let that happen. If no one else will defend my honor, I'll have to do it myself!" She picks up a letter opener lying on the desk, and screams, "I hate you! I hate you!" and tries to stab Nathan with it, but Nathan manages to grab her hand. Joshua comes into the room, sees them struggling and shouts, "Millicent!" Millicent stops, and Nathan takes the letter opener from her. Millicent starts crying. Joshua takes Millicent gently and tells her, "Come on, my dear. I will take you to your room". He then turns to Nathan and tells him, "You will remain here, Lt. I have something of great importance to discuss with you", then leaves, taking Millicent with him.

Joshua, having taken Millicent to her room, comes back down to the drawing room. He tells Nathan, "If she had killed you, the loss would not have been mourned by this family". Nathan remarks, "I see she's told you". Joshua replies, "She's told me everything!" Nathan says, "She didn't tell you the whole story! I had a reason for not telling her. I was afraid I'd hurt her. My marriage to Suki was an unhappy one. Suki was here to draw up the necessary papers to dissolve it..." Joshua interrupts, "It is very convenient for you that your wife is no longer here to contradict your story. It is very convenient for you she was murdered". Nathan exclaims, "Are you accusing ME of killing her? How can you think something like that?!" Joshua replies, "Taking into account your unethical behavior, it's easy". Nathan says, "I swear, I didn't kill Suki! I hated her, but I would never have killed her!" Joshua says, "Then maybe you could answer a few questions for me. Why was it necessary for her to come here pretending she was your sister?" Nathan replies, "We met in the village. I told her I had fallen in love with someone. I told her it would be better if Millicent didn't know until after the divorce was final". Joshua asks, "Why was she at the Old House that night?" Nathan replies, "We had to discuss some things we couldn't discuss here, the terms of our divorce settlement..." Joshua interrupts, saying, "And she wouldn't agree to your terms so you killed her!" Nathan replies, "No! She was already near death when I got there! What can I say to get you to believe I didn't kill her?" Joshua replies, "You don't need to say anything. I believe you. I don't think you have even the crude sort of courage required to murder someone. But even if you did not kill her, your deception of Millicent is bad enough! It will not go unpunished! I have every intention of reporting your conduct to the Naval Department. From this moment, you are not welcome in this house, or on any of my properties, including the shipyards!" Nathan protests, "But my official duties require me to go there!", but Joshua replies, "That is the Navy's concern, not mine. If you are found on any of my properties, you will be shot!"

Ben is in the graveyard digging. Peter comes and asks, "Ben Stokes?" Ben replies, "Aye. Who are you?" Peter tells him, "My name is Peter Bradford". Ben remarks, "Oh, you're the one who's defending Miss Winters. The family's talked about you". Peter remarks back, "Not favorably, I suppose". Ben tells him, "They don't take kindly to anyone defending the witch". Peter asks, "You you believe she's the witch?" He tells Ben Vicki had said he, Ben, had said he knew she was not the witch at the stables and asks, "What made you say Miss Winters was not the witch?" Ben replies, "I was just making a remark! She was afraid when I found her. I wanted to make her feel better". Peter asks, "Do you believe there's a witch at Collinwood?" Ben replies, "I don't know". Peter asks, "Why did you tell Abigail you were sent by the witch? What did you mean by it?" Ben protests, "I've got work to do! Mr. Joshua Collins expects me to have this grave finished...", but Peter continues his questioning, "Was it Miss Winters who sent you?" Ben exclaims, "No!" Peter asks, "Then who?" Ben replies, "I can't tell you that!" Peter tells him, "No, but you can go to court and tell them who it was". Ben protests, "I can't! If I testify at the trial, Mr. Joshua will be angry! I can't take the chance of making Mr. Joshua angry! He has this terrible hold on me! He can have me sent back to prison any time he wants!" Peter says, "But you know she's innocent! You can't stand by and let her be condemned! I think there's something else you're afraid of. What is it?" Joshua shows up and demands, "Mr. Bradford! What are you doing here?" Peter replies, "Trying to Ben to testify for Miss Winters". Joshua says, "If you have coerced and intimidated him...Ben. Did he?" Peter remarks, "I think you're the one who has him coerced and intimidated. Good day, Mr. Collins" and leaves. Joshua mutters, "Insolent young man!", then says, "Ben. I have something very important to show you. It concerns my son, Barnabas".

Joshua takes Ben into the Collins family mausoleum. There, he tells Ben, "Several disturbing facts have been brought to my attention. Strange as it may seem, several people have claimed to have seen Barnabas wandering through the woods or the graveyard at night." Ben exclaims, "That's impossible! Barnabas is dead!" Joshua replies, "Yes, but there must be some explanation for what they saw. Several nights ago, I went into the secret room and opened my son's coffin, and you know what I discovered, Ben? I discovered my son's body gone! I found the coffin empty!" Ben exclaims, "Mr. Joshua!". Joshua continues, "There must be some explanation". Ben suggests, "People imagine things". Joshua angrily replies, "Are you telling me that I imagined seeing an empty coffin?!" Ben remarks, "People don't just get out of coffins and walk away!" Joshua tells him, "I will show you I wasn't imagining what I saw, then you will start answering a good many questions!" He opens the secret door and takes Ben into the secret room. He tells Ben to open the coffin. Ben reluctantly does so. Joshua is shocked to see Barnabas lying in there.

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Episode 429
(COL 6/DISK 2 #7)
1795

Tape Date: February 9, 1968
Air Date: February 15, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 217
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford

A séance has been held at 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 Victoria Winters is helpless to alter the tragic events being acted out before her terror-stricken eyes. Josette Collins, she knew, was doomed to die a violent and horrible death, and now it has come to pass.

It is now night. Joshua has left. Ben, who had returned to digging returns to the Collins mausoleum. Barnabas awakens and comes out. Seeing Ben there, he asks, "Why have you stopped your work?" Ben replies, "The sun's gone down". Barnabas asks, "Is your task determined by the setting or rising of the sun?" Ben replies, "No" Barnabas orders, "Then continue your labors". Ben tells him, "You don't want to go out there". Barnabas asks, "Why not?" Ben replies, "I don't want you to see what I'm doing". Barnabas starts to become irrational and shouts, "Why? Is it because you're afraid? Afraid I might be offended by the sight of a hole in the ground? Afraid I might be offended by the sight of the man digging it and hurl him into it?" Ben meekly says, "Barnabas, I have work to do", but Barnabas angrily shouts, "Josette is dead! How dare you dig her grave!" He grabs Ben by the throat and starts strangling him. Ben manages to gasp, "Mr. Barnabas! Please!" Barnabas calms down, releases him and tells him, "Go. Finish you work". Ben asks, "You'll stay in here, won't you?" Barnabas asks, "Are the stars out tonight?" Ben tells him they aren't, that a mist from the sea has covered the sky. Barnabas replies, "Good. I want this night to be dark. I don't want the stars to see what is going to happen tonight. I have deeds to do. They were afraid of the plague, well, I will give them something to fear! Why should anyone live if Josette dies? My rage will burst these walls! My anger will crush them!" He vows to unleash a bloody reign of terror on Collinsport, but Ben manages to convince him not to hurt innocent people. Barnabas calms down and says, "I want to see her. I must look at her one more time." Ben begs, "No! You don't know what the rocks at the bottom of the cliffs did to her!" Barnabas asks, "Have you seen her?" Ben tells her he has, but only her hands, as the rest of her was covered by a shroud. Barnabas asks, "Was she wearing the ring I gave her?" Ben replies, "No, she'd lost it". Barnabas says, "Lost it? Then I must find it! It was my pledge to give it to her. It must be buried with her!" Ben tells him, "You should never have given that ring to her. Your father saw her wearing it and recognized it as yours". Barnabas asks, "What did he do?" Ben replies, "He came here and opened the coffin. It was dark. The coffin was empty". Barnabas gasps, "So he knows! My father knows!" Ben tells him, "He knows nothing. First, he thought the body had been stolen by grave robbers. Then when he came here again, he found you in your coffin. Now he's satisfied it must have been his imagination". Barnabas remarks, "The danger is past, then", but Ben replies, "The danger is not past! Let the ring go, I beg of you!" Barnabas tells Ben, "I can't let it go. It was my pledge to her, and hers to me.."

Trask and Abigail are in the drawing room at Collinwood. Trask, speaking of Josette, says, "Another death more tragic than the last! I grieve for this poor family!" Abigail moans, "Will it never end?" Trask replies, "It will end when the evil is destroyed at its source!" Abigail asks, "Why is that judge prolonging the trial? She is definitely a witch! Why can't he see that? Do you think she's using her powers on him?" Trask replies, "No, I don't think that. Our problem is that young upstart defending Miss Winters. I've made repeated attempts to show him the errors of his ways." Abigail asks, "Have you made clear to him the hazards of what he's doing?" Trask replies, "I've made the dangers to his soul very clear to him". Abigail asks, "Yes, but have you made the dangers to him in THIS world clear to him? I'm sure he wants advancement..." She tells him that such advancement will not be easy with the enmity of the Collins family. Trask asks, "You want me to go talk to young Bradford?" Abigail replies, "You must go further than mere talk". Trask tells her, "I believe I see my duty clearly. I will see to it tonight". Abigail remarks, "All this would be unnecessary if we could only get our hands on the book!" Ben comes into the room, carrying a bundle of firewood. He explains to Abigail, "Mr. Joshua sent me to get more wood for the fire". Abigail asks, "Mr. Joshua sent you? I don't think so". Ben protests, "He did!", but Abigail says, "No! It was providence that sent you! I have some questions to ask you!" She turns to Trask and tells him, "Reverend, I will do my duty here! Do yours with dispatch!" Trask leaves to see Peter.

 
Abigail tells Ben, "Ben, I have something to ask of you. I want you to testify at the trial and tell what the witch forced you to do". Ben replies, "She didn't force me to do anything". Abigail protests, "But you said the witch sent you when you were caught in my room". Ben lies, "I was just lying when I said that to save myself!" Abigail tells him, "I don't believe you. What is your task tonight?" Ben replies, "Digging a grave". Abigail tells him, "I have another task for you". Ben protests, "This will take me all night!", but Abigail tells him, "You can do both at the same time. As you are digging the grave, think of its purpose. It is for the dead. Then think of how hard your path to death will be when you are sent back to the prison you came from for a life of hard labor! While you're digging that grave, ponder that!"

Peter is in his room at a cheap lodging house. He is reading the Collins family history. He thinks to himself, "I don't understand it. I wish I understood it..." There's a knock at the door. Peter asks, "Who is it?" Trask replies from outside the door, "Mr. Bradford! I wish to have a word with you!" Peter quickly hides the book, putting it on a chair and throwing his coat over it. He lets Trask in and asks, "What is it you want?" Trask replies, "Strange, I was about to ask you the same question. What is it YOU want?" Peter snidely replies, "At the moment, your absence". Trask gestures at a tin plate with the remains of a half-eaten meal on it and remarks, "Rather humble food you have to eat, isn't it?". He gestures around the room and continues, "Your lodgings, I'm sure this room gets cold on occasion. I take it you can't even afford to have a wench come in and clean", and, reaching for Peter's tattered coat lying on the chair, says, "...and sew". Just as Trask is about to pick the coat up and reveal the book, Peter pretends to get angry, puts his hand on the coat to prevent Trask from picking it up, and demands, "All right! Enough of this! Just say what you came to say!" Trask continues, "You're young. You have a future, but what kind of future depends on you. The enmity of the Collins family would be a heavy burden on you..." Peter interrupts, "You're not going to stop me from defending Miss Winters!" Trask continues, "Do you want to lead a life of poverty? This food, not fit for human consumption, these squalid quarters, these tattered clothes..." Once again, he makes a motion to pick up Peter's coat. Once again, Peter pretends to become angry, puts his hand on the coat, and orders Trask to leave. After Trask leaves, Peter, frightened at how close Trask came to discovering the book, takes it and at first makes a motion to throw it into the fire in the fireplace, but then thinks better of it, wraps the book in his coat, and leaves.

Peter goes to the graveyard. There, he buries the book. Inside the Collins mausoleum, Barnabas comes out of the secret room. He hears sounds outside and calls, "Ben? Ben?" Peter hears this and calls out, "Who is it? Who's there?" Barnabas, hearing this, quickly retreats into the secret room and closes the door. Peter, who's come to the mausoleum to investigate, gets there just as the secret door closes. Peter looks around in the mausoleum. Ben returns, finds him there, and asks, "What are you doing here? You shouldn't be in this place!" Peter explains, "I heard someone calling. It was a voice I've heard before". Ben lies, "You heard me calling you", but Peter says, "It couldn't have been. Whoever it was was calling YOU". Ben remarks, "You must've imagined that". Peter tells him, "I thought I saw a door closing here". Ben remarks, "That must have been your imagination too. Anyway, you don't have any right being here in the first place." Peter lies, "I was taking a shortcut on the way home". Ben warns him, "You'd better get out. The Collins family don't like trespassers". Peter asks, "Are you sure it was you calling me?" Ben replies, "Yes. Now leave. Mr. Joshua isn't as likely as I am to accept your story that you were taking a shortcut. You'd better get out of here quickly!" Peter leaves. Barnabas comes back out of the secret room and heads for gate. Ben asks, "Where are you going?" Barnabas replies, "You heard him! He said he saw the panel closing! I can't allow him to remain alive!" Ben protests, "He's not sure he saw anything!", but Barnabas replies, "I can't take the chance!" Ben tells Barnabas, "He's Miss Winters only hope!" Barnabas agrees, "All right, for Miss Winters". They come out of the mausoleum. Barnabas looks at the grave Ben has dug for Josette and remarks, "I see your work is done. I don't know what my full powers are, but I will summon them full force to bring her back!" Ben exclaims, "No!" Barnabas continues, "I have made my conquest of the grave, now I will bring her back! This I swear!"

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Episode 430
(COL 6/DISK 2 #8)
1795

Tape Date: February 12, 1968
Air Date: February 16, 1968 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 218
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPrés
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Josette DuPrés

A séance has been held at 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 Victoria Winters tried to prevent a tragedy from happening - a tragic death of a young girl, but she could not. Nor could she avert the flood of terror that will follow in its wake, for on this night there is one who would summon the dead girl from her grave.

 
Josette's funeral has been held. The sun has set. Only two mourners remain at Josette's grave, Abigail and Natalie. Barnabas spies on them from inside the Collins tomb. He thinks to himself, "Josette! Why did you choose to die hating me? Do you hate me still? I can't believe you do! You are the victim of a witch's curse, just as I am! But her curse has given me powers. Perhaps I can use them to bring you back. You must return to me, you must!"

Outside at Josette's grave, Abigail tells Natalie, "Countess! The others have all gone. Listen to that! It's going to storm. We've got to go back before the storm starts", but Natalie replies, "You go. I want to stay here". Abigail tells Natalie, "Be sensible. There's nothing more you can do." Natalie replies, "You wait in the carriage. I'd like to spend a few minutes here alone". Abigail says, "I wish I could say something to console you". Natalie replies, "There's nothing anyone can say now. There's nothing now but grief, grief and despair for my Josette. Wait a few minutes and I'll join you". Abigail leaves. Natalie moans, "Oh, my dearest Josette, how I had hopes when we came to this place. Life was not kind to you. All it brought you was torment. Perhaps death will bring you some peace". Ben comes to the grave and tells Natalie, "I just came here to place the tombstone. I didn't know anyone was still here". Natalie replies, "Just me. The others have all gone". Ben says some words of consolation to her. Natalie replies, "Everyone wished the best for her, but the worst has happened." Ben says, cryptically, "Not the worst. She died the way she wanted to" and takes Natalie to the carriage.

Barnabas, still inside the mausoleum moans, "Lovely Josette, buried in the earth! Lost forever. I cannot lose her! Josette, you must return to me, you must! You must!!"

 
Ben returns and goes to the tomb. Barnabas asks, "Ben?" Ben tells him, "It is done". Barnabas moans, "No!!!", then asks, "Is anyone still out there?" Ben replies, "They've all gone". Barnabas says, "Then I will go to her, and perhaps she will hear me. I refuse to believe she is gone forever. If I have the power to call her back from the dead, I will". Ben exclaims, "That's crazy!" Barnabas continues, "I'll call upon all the powers of darkness to bring Josette back". Ben says, "Mr. Barnabas! She doesn't want to come back! She chose to die the way she did because she didn't want to become one of the living dead!" Barnabas says, "She only did so because she was frightened!" Ben begs, "Mr. Barnabas, let her rest in peace", but Barnabas becomes angry and says, "If you say one more word, I will kill you, I swear it!"

 
Barnabas goes out to Josette's grave and calls, "Josette! Hear me! Hear my voice! Hear me calling to you. I need you, I need you. You must return to me, you must! Do you hear my voice?" Josette's voice cries, "No..." Barnabas exclaims, "Josette! You can hear my voice! You can hear me, can't you? You must return to me! You must!" Josette's voice starts crying. Barnabas asks, "Josette, why are you crying, why?" Josette's voice replies, "Barnabas, leave me!" Barnabas asks, "Why do you say that? I love you, I need you! You must return to me!", but Josette replies, "No, I must rest!"

 
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Abigail suggests to Natalie, "Perhaps some brandy will calm your nerves". Natalie replies, "No, thank you". Abigail asks, "Is there anything I can do to help?" Natalie replies, "No". Abigail remarks, "Perhaps you will have some consolation in knowing that the witch who did this is going to be punished!" Natalie replies, "Yes!" Suddenly, the window blows open. Abigail tells Natalie, "That's just the storm", but Natalie suddenly exclaims, "Listen!" Abigail does so, but says, "I don't hear anything". Natalie tells her, "I thought I heard a girl sobbing. That sobbing. I would recognize it anywhere. It was Josette!"

At the grave, Barnabas tells Josette, "Josette, don't cry. I cannot let you go, I cannot!" Josette's voice protests, "I'm dead now! I cannot come back.", but Barnabas says, "I cannot believe that. Nothing can separate us. Our love transcends time and space! I will go to the house, the house that was to be ours, to the room that was to be our bridal suite, and wait for you there". Josette's voice begs, "Barnabas, do not disturb my rest...", but Barnabas tells it, "Josette, you will come to me, you will!" Josette begs, "Nooooo..."

At Collinwood, Natalie insists, "I heard her voice, I know I did!" Abigail tells her, "You must've imagined it". Natalie says, "I did not!" Abigail tells her, "I'll take you up to your room", but Natalie insists, "I've got to go to her, I've got to go to Josette's grave! Something's wrong, I know it!"

 
Barnabas goes to the old house and goes to Josette's room. There, he says, "You hear my voice. I reach to you from beyond the grave. Listen to me, Josette. I'm waiting for you. Come to me now, come to me!" At the cemetery, the soil above Josette's grave stirs... Barnabas continues, "Come to me, please! Please!" At the cemetery, Josette has come out of her grave and is walking... At the old house, Barnabas continues, "Josette, I know you can hear me! You must respond to my calls! Come to me! Come to me!" Josette continues walking... Barnabas continues, "Josette, you must heed my call and answer it! I beg you! I implore you! I command you! Return to me from the land of the dead!"

Josette enters the old house and starts up the stairs... Up in Josette's room, Barnabas wonders, "Josette!... It's so silent now. The clock has stopped! Why? What is happening?" Josette opens the door and comes into the room. Barnabas exclaims, "Josette!" Josette asks, "Why did you disturb my rest?" Barnabas exclaims, "You have come back!!" Josette replies, "You forced me to come back. I am here against my will. I must return to my grave!" Barnabas starts to walk toward Josette, but she says, "Don't come near me!" Barnabas asks, "Why?" Josette replies, "You do not understand". Barnabas moans, "You still hate me!", but Josette replies, "No, I feel neither love nor hate. I feel nothing now". Barnabas announces, "We will be together for all eternity". Josette replies, "You must forget me". Barnabas tells her, "Nothing can make me forget you. We will be remain together", but Josette replies, "We cannot". Barnabas tells her, "You are back now, I cannot let you go!" Josette replies, "I must go back to my grave". Barnabas says, "I will not let you go". Josette says, "Don't force me to lift my veil and show you why I must go..." Barnabas reiterates, "I will not let you go!" Josette sadly tells him, "I do not want to lift my veil and show you what I have become, but I must. Perhaps after I have, you will let me return to my grave and rest for all eternity". She lifts her veil, revealing a face torn and ravaged by the rocks at the base of Widow's Hill. Barnabas screams, "No!!! NO!!!!!"

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Episode 431
(COL 6/DISK 2 #9)
1795

Tape Date: February 13, 1968
Air Date: February 19, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 219
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
David Henesy as Daniel Collins

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey back to the past - to the year 1795. And here, in this deserted, haunted house, there has been a meeting. One man has drawn the woman he loves from her grave and looked upon the face of death.

It is almost dawn. Barnabas is standing by his coffin, which he has moved to the cellar of the old house. Ben comes and tells him, "It's almost dawn. You've got to be getting back". Barnabas tells Ben, "She came to me, Ben. The power of our love was so strong that it could bring her back from the grave. Josette came back. But now I know the power of our love is so strong, I had to send her back to the grave. I will never see her again! Why do we never learn to leave the past alone? I must remember her the way she was when she was alive. Ben, I made her look the way she does now!" Ben tells Barnabas, "You must remember that she loved you! You must! You must go back to the tomb now!" Barnabas replies, "Never!" He tells Ben that he has decided to stay at the old house now, the house where he and Josette were happy once, albeit briefly. He tells Ben he refuses to spend the rest of eternity in "solitary confinement" in the secret room in the mausoleum. Ben warns that he'll be discovered here, but Barnabas confidently says, "No, no one comes here anymore".

But Barnabas is wrong. Daniel Collins, younger brother of Millicent, is sneaking around outside the old house. He is about 10 years old. Abigail comes looking for him, calling "Daniel! Daniel Collins!", but Daniel hides behind a pillar and Abigail doesn't find him. She looks at the door of the old house, prepares to go in, then thinks, "No, he wouldn't have gone in there" and leaves. Daniel goes into the old house. Inside, he runs into Ben, who's just coming up from the cellar and is preparing to lock the cellar door. Daniel asks, "Ben, what are you doing here? What are you doing? Ben?" Ben replies, "Looking for the right key, what does it look like I'm doing?" Daniel asks, "Why are you doing that?" Ben replies, "Because this door has to be locked, that's why". Daniel remarks to Ben that his answers aren't very good. Ben sarcastically remarks, "Maybe you're used to better answers in New York". Daniel asks, "What's down there?" Ben lies, "Nothing". Daniel asks, "Then why are you locking it?" Ben replies, "Because I was ordered to". Daniel asks, "Who gave you the orders?" Ben replies, "Never mind. Go back to Collinwood to play". Daniel complains, "There's no one to play with at Collinwood". Ben tells Daniel, "There's no one to play with here either, so go back to Collinwood!" Daniel looks at the door and remarks, "When Millicent doesn't want me to see something, I leave, then wait till she's gone and then I come back!" Ben tells Daniel, "Well, you ain't doing that here! I'm taking you back to Collinwood!" He grabs Daniel by the arm, but Daniel manages to wriggle free and runs off. Ben gives chase and catches him just outside the front doors of the Old House, grabbing him by the collar. Daniel screams, "I'll tell you the truth! I'll tell you why I'm here! You won't tell anyone, will you?" Ben remarks, "Just because I have a tongue doesn't mean I have to use it". Daniel tells Ben, "I'm running away from home". Ben asks, "Where are you going? Out west? You've gotta plan things like running away. You need food. Have you got food?" Daniel admits, "No". Ben asks, "Do you have an extra pair of boots?" Daniel replies, "No". Ben tells him, "Then you won't get far". Daniel protests, "I didn't say I was going all the way out west". Ben remarks, "Just far enough to scare your sister, eh?" Daniel gestures towards the Old House and says, "I liked it here when we first got here". Ben replies, "Well, you wouldn't like it now. Some people say it's haunted!" Daniel retorts, "I don't believe in ghosts!" Ben tells him, "Go back and make your preparations. You'll need food even if you're only going this far." Daniel tells Ben, "I'll make a list and bring it here for you to check", but Ben replies, "No! I won't be here. I'll find you!" Daniel leaves.

A little later, Daniel comes down the stairs at Collinwood very quietly, dressed to travel. Abigail sees him from inside the drawing room, goes out into the foyer and calls, "Daniel! Come here! Where do you think you're going?" Daniel replies, "Outside". Abigail says, "It's getting dark! I really don't understand you. I spent the entire morning looking for you! What do you have there?" She takes his list from him and reads it aloud, "'Food, extra boots, $5'. What's this?" Daniel lies, "A list of what I wanted for my birthday", but Abigail tells him, "I don't believe you! Boys your age don't want boots for their birthdays! Something else is going on. Come into the drawing room! There's something I want to talk to you about. That's why I was searching for you all morning". She takes him into the drawing room, takes out Vicki's charm bracelet, shows it to him and asks, "You've seen this before, haven't you?" Daniel replies, "Yes, it's Miss Winters'". Abigail remarks, "Yes it is". Daniel asks, "Why do you have it?" Abigail replies, "Miss Winters is in jail right now. No one else has a bracelet like this". She points out one of the figures on it and says, "This is the devil..." Daniel replies, "I know. She showed it to us". Abigail asks, "Did she ask you to get on your knees and worship him?" Daniel replies, "No! That's silly!" Abigail asks, "Did she tell you what any of these other symbols meant?" Daniel replies, "No". Abigail asks, "I want to know what Miss Winters taught you and Sarah". Daniel replies, "She told us one day we would fly through the air and go 6 or 7 hundred miles in one hour!" Abigail asks, "What else?" Daniel continues, "She told us one day we wouldn't have to learn arithmetic anymore because machines would do it for us, and she told us one day our voices could go through the air a great distance, just by magic! I didn't understand that last one". Abigail replies, "I understand it very well! I want you to go into Collinsport tomorrow with me. I want you to go to Miss Winter's trial and tell the judges what you've just told me". Daniel asks, "Why would I want to do that? I like Miss Winters better than I like anyone here! She was nice to us. Everyone else around here is always telling me what to do, even Ben. This morning, he told me not to go to the old house. He said it was haunted". Abigail asks, "You saw Ben at the old house?" Daniel replies, "Yes". Abigail remarks, "But he has no right to be there. What was he doing when you saw him?" Daniel replies, "Locking a door. The cellar door". Abigail tells Daniels she'll go investigate. Daniel points out, "But it's getting dark!", but Abigail replies, "The darkness doesn't frighten me! There's an eternal light in each of us, as I hope you'll learn!"

Abigail goes to the old house and runs into Ben at the front door just as she gets there. She asks, "Ben! Ben Stokes! What are you doing here?" Ben replies, "Just passing by, Ma'am. I was just checking to see if the door was locked". Abigail asks, "Well?" Ben replies, "This one, it ain't locked". Abigail tells him, "I have my own keys, and I'll lock it when I'm finished". Ben asks, "Finished doing what?" Abigail replies, "Now of your business. Go back to the new house and wait for the Reverend Trask. He's coming soon. When he arrives, tell him to wait for me". Ben begs, "You can't go in there!" Abigail replies, "You don't tell me where I can and can't go!" Ben tells her, "I'm just trying to spare you some grief! That place is haunted!", but Abigail replies, "It is not! The Reverend Trask has exorcised it himself!" Ben tells her, "If you want something from in there, I'll get it for you". Abigail remarks, "You must think I'm stupid to trust you after catching you in my room!" Ben warns her, "Miss Abigail, if anything happens to you in there, it won't be my responsibility". Abigail replies, "It'll be MY responsibility!" and goes in. Ben mutters, "You're right it'll be your responsibility. Maybe you'll get what you deserve!!" and leaves.

Inside, Abigail thinks to herself, "The witch sent him to my room. Maybe he's still in league with her! He's hidden something of the witch's in there! Perhaps it's even the book that would convict her! I know! She gave it to him to hide!" She takes out her keys, opens the cellar door, and goes down into the cellar.

Down in the cellar, she sees Barnabas' coffin and exclaims, "A coffin! Reverend Trask, I'll wait for him!" The coffin starts to open. Abigail, frightened, starts to shudder. The coffin opens up all the way and Barnabas sits up. Abigail starts to shudder even harder. Barnabas asks, "Abigail, what are you doing here?" Abigail screams...



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Episode 432
(COL 6/DISK 2 #10)
1795

Tape Date: February 14, 1968
Air Date: February 20, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 220
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
David Henesy as Daniel 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. This night, a woman who has been responsible for much grief decides she must discover the secret of a locked door in a deserted house.

Abigail exclaims, "You are dead!" Barnabas remarks, "You thought you knew all about death, didn't you? Well, you were wrong!" Abigail moans, "I know you are dead..." Barnabas tells her, "But I am also alive! No one told you that was possible, did they?" Abigail begs, "Stay away from me!", but Barnabas replies, "That is impossible now. I told you once before it didn't pay to know everything. You should have listened to me! It's too late now!" Abigail fearfully says, "I don't understand..." Barnabas says, "It has taken this much to make you say those words! You used to have an answer for everything!" Abigail says, "It's a spell! That's it! The witch has cast a spell! I will go tell Reverend Trask!", but Barnabas tells her, "He can do nothing! Nothing whatsoever!" Abigail begs, "Don't give in to the witch!" Barnabas replies, "I have already given in." Abigail begs, "Please! The evil spell can be exorcised!", but Barnabas replies, "Not now. Not by anyone". Abigail exclaims, "The witch just wants to frighten me! You are just a vision!" Barnabas replies, "If that's what you think, then touch me". Abigail continues to insist, "You are just a vision!", but Barnabas grabs her hand and forces her to touch him. Abigail moans, "No....". Barnabas tells her, "You were right about one thing, Abigail. There was a witch in the house". Abigail exclaims, "Victoria Winters!", but Barnabas tells her, "No! Angelique!" Abigail says, "No! She helped us!", but Barnabas tells her, "She fooled you!" Abigail says, "I will not believe Angelique was the witch!" Barnabas tells her, "I am the way I am because I killed her! I am the victim of her curse! Look at me! See what I am now! I will be alive for all eternity! Look at me, Abigail, see what I am!" Abigail says, "I won't! I won't! I won't!" and averts her head. Barnabas insists, "You will!!!!" Abigail turns and glances at him. Barnabas bares his fangs...

Daniel is coming down the stairs at Collinwood. Naomi sees him, calls him into the Drawing Room and asks him, "Where are you going?" Daniel replies, "Nowhere. Just wasting time". Naomi says, "Well, let's waste it together, then. Do you play whist?" Daniel replies, "I'm not allowed to play cards". Naomi tells him, "Sit down. I want to talk about Millicent". Daniel remarks, "She cries a lot. She never used to cry when we lived in New York. Maybe if we moved back to New York..." Naomi tells Daniel, "I thought you might like to stay with Joshua and me here. We'd like you to stay here. This house needs a boy staying here. Think about it, will you?" There's a knock at the door. Naomi answers. It's Trask. After some brief greetings, Trask tells Naomi he's come to see Abigail and asks, "Aren't you going to ask me how the trial is going?" Naomi replies, "You know where my sympathies lie, though I'm not allowed to speak about them in public. I'll go get Abigail." She goes upstairs to do so. Daniel walks out of the drawing room and prepares to leave, but Trask asks, "Where are you going? You're one of the reasons I came here. It's about time we had a little chat. You've been touched by a devil! Your only hope is to talk to me. Yes, a devil has been with you every day. Do you know who that devil is?" Daniel replies, "The only person around here who looks like a devil to me is YOU!" Trask tries not to act offended and continues, "You will learn that a devil does not always look like a devil. Miss Winters, the witch..." Daniel remarks, "One minute she's a devil, the next she's a witch...." Trask asks, "What do you think she is?" Daniel replies, "Nice". Trask replies, "If she weren't nice, she wouldn't be an effective devil". He tells Daniel he should learn to follow the path of righteousness like his Aunt Abigail. Daniel points out, "But Aunt Abigail always seems unhappy, like she's eaten something that disagrees with her". Trask asks, "What did Miss Winters teach you about God?" Daniel replies, "She didn't. She never spoke about Him". Trask asks, "How is it possible to teach even one hour without mentioning GOD?!" Daniel remembers, "Oh yes. There was one time we did talk about God. Sarah asked why God would create something as frightening as thunder and lightning". Trask asks, "And what did she say?" Daniel replies, "She said it was caused by atmospheric conditions". Trask exclaims, "She is a witch! She was trying to make you doubt! How else did Miss Winters praise the devil?" Daniel replies, "She didn't". Trask tells him, "You just didn't know it. She prophesied the future, didn't she? Did she tell you she came from another century?". Daniel replies, "No, but I would think it would be great if she did!" Trask remarks, "She has done her duty well! She has you believing in the impossible now!" Daniel remarks, "She told us the only way to get through life was by being curious". Trask exclaims, "That's the devil's way!" Daniel asks, "Why do you keep talking about the devil when I don't want to have anything to do with the devil?" Trask replies, "Then you can still be saved! Go with me to court tomorrow and tell them how the witch has been deceiving you!" Daniel refuses. Trask tells him, "You have the devil's mark on you!", and tells him the only way for him to get rid of it is to testify in court. Daniel, frightened, runs to Naomi, who's just come back down and is at the doorway and cries, "No! Cousin Naomi! Cousin Naomi! I don't have the devil's mark on me, do I?" Naomi replies, "No", then angrily accuses Trask of frightening Daniel. They get into a heated argument. Daniel runs out the front doors.

Daniel is running in the woods. He tries to tell himself, "I won't be afraid! I won't be afraid!" Dogs howl. Daniel says, "That's just dogs...Maybe I should go home. No! I won't! HE'LL be there!!"

Naomi is in the woods too, searching for Daniel, calling out, "Daniel! Daniel!" Suddenly, she notices someone is there and asks, "Who is it?" then sees it is Trask. She asks, "Have you followed me to frighten the child some more?" Trask tells her, "You must go back to the house! I have a feeling the devil called him! My words did not drive him from the house. The witch wanted to prevent me from questioning him!" Naomi says, "He's running from YOU!", but Trask says, "I will find Daniel". Naomi says, "No you won't! He'll see you and run!" She tells him to go back to the house. He refuses. They argue. While they are arguing, a little distance away, Daniel comes upon Abigail, who appears to be sitting peacefully, her back propped up against the trunk of a tree. Daniel screams, "NO!!! Cousin Naomi! Cousin Naomi!" Naomi and Trask come running. Daniel points at Abigail and says, "LOOK!" Trask touches Abigail lightly on the shoulder. Abigail falls over onto the ground. She is dead...

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Episode 433
(COL 6/DISK 3 #1)
1795

Tape Date: February 16, 1968
Air Date: February 21, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 221
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Leslie Barrett as Judge
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held at the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl into an uncertain and frightening journey into the past – back to the Collins family in the year 1795. In the midst of a long reign of evil and terror, Victoria Winters is forced to defend herself against a charge of witchcraft.

At the next session of the trial, Trask tells the court about how they found Abigail in the woods dead, concluding with, "How I will always remember the look of unspeakable horror frozen on the face of a once kind and gentle woman, as if she had confronted evil itself. That is exactly what she did see, evil, an evil sent to destroy her by the one person who would want to destroy her, Victoria Winters!" Peter objects, "Honor! You will have that remark stricken from he record!" A judge asks, "For what reason?" Peter replies, "For the reason that it is irrelevant! The court has already seen the medical report listing the cause of death as heart failure." Trask points out, "It also makes clear that she was in perfect health. She had no history of heart trouble prior to this". The court agrees with Peter, saying, "More positive evidence than has been presented so far is needed. There is not enough evidence to justify adding an additional charge of murder". Trask asks, "What would you consider sufficient evidence?" The judge replies, "A witness who heard Miss Winters say she wanted to kill Abigail Collins". Peter adds another objection, "If she killed her, why would she do so after she testified and not before?" The judge replies, "That is logical, but people do not always behave based on logic". Trask asks for a recess so that he can find a witness. The court grants him one, recessing until 2:00 in the afternoon. Everyone leaves except Peter and Vicki.

Vicki, seeing how worried Peter looks, asks, "Are you really that worried?" Peter replies, "Yes. Trask seemed very confident about finding that witness". Vicki tells him, "I don't see who he can find. I never threatened to kill Abigail". Peter asks, "Abigail was cruel to you the moment you arrived, wasn't she?" Vicki replies, "Yes." Peter asks, "Did you speak to anyone about her?" Vicki tells him she did, to four people, Barnabas, Jeremiah, and Ben Stokes. Peter thinks aloud, "Jeremiah is dead, and Barnabas is unavailable*". He tells Vicki he thinks Ben is the person Trask has in mind, but Vicki dismisses this idea, saying "No. Ben Stokes hated the sight of Abigail". Peter asks, "Enough to kill her?", but Vicki replies, "No! Ben is really a very gentle man". Peter decides they desperately need a witness who will testify on Vicki's behalf.

Peter and Vicki have gone to another room. They discuss Nathan Forbes. Peter asks, "Is Lt. Forbes a man of his word?" Vicki replies, "I think so". Peter asks, "Why didn't you tell me about him earlier? If he's willing to testify, maybe he's exactly what we need". There's a knock at the door. Peter opens it. It's Nathan, whom he as apparently summoned. Nathan asks, "Why have you sent for me?" Peter asks, "Are you aware that Abigail Collins is dead?" Nathan replies, "No, what happened?" Peter tells him. Nathan asks, "Was it murder?" Peter tells him, "The medical report says it was heart failure, but Trask is claiming murder. He's also claiming Miss Winters did it". Nathan asks, "But how could she if she was in her cell?" Peter replies, "Trask is accusing her of being a witch who can be in two places at the same time. I want you to be a witness for Miss Winters". Nathan asks, "What help can I give? I'm sure Miss Winters didn't kill Abigail Collins, but I didn't see her last night. I was in the village". Peter tells him, "We only want you to be a character witness, to answer a few questions, that's all. You were one of the few people who helped her. I want you to say you never heard her say she wants to kill Abigail". Nathan tells Peter he may not be as good a character witness as he thinks. Peter asks, "Why?" Nathan explains, "I'm not in good terms with the Collins Family at the moment, so any testimony I give may not be seen as unbiased". Trask comes into the room. Peter angrily asks what he wants. Trask apologizes, saying he didn't know the room was occupied and leaves, closing the door behind him. Peter tells Nathan, "It doesn't matter how you stand with the Collins family, we need you to testify!" Unbeknownst to them, Trask is outside eavesdropping through the door...

Court reconvenes. Trask calls a witness, "I would like to call Victoria Winters to the stand". Vicki takes the stand. Trask remarks, "Victoria Winters, it was Abigail Collins who first recognized you as the witch". Peter objects vehemently, saying it has not been established that Vicki is a witch. The court agrees. Trask rephrases the question, "It was Abigail Collins who first suspected you of being a witch". Vicki replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Did you hate her?" Vicki replies, "No". Trask insists, "You hated her! You hated her enough to kill her!" Vicki exclaims, "No!" Trask continues, "You must have had some kind of feeling about her. What were they?" Vicki replies, "I was confused and frightened". Trask asks, "You never said anything about wanting to see Abigail Collins dead?" Vicki replies, "No! I never said anything like that!" Trask hold up Vicki's charm bracelet and asks, "Do you recognize this?" Vicki replies, "It's my charm bracelet". Trask introduces it as evidence and shows it to the judges, "Note that it has all the signs of the zodiac, each one a sign of the devil!" He then tells Vicki, "I want you to tell the court where you got this bracelet". Vicki replies, "I can't tell you". Trask says, "Then perhaps I can tell you. You got it from Satan himself!" Peter objects that that is conjecture. The court agrees. Trask continues, "It was found last night on the body of Abigail Collins!" Peter points out, "Abigail Collins had it a long time before last night!" Peter complains that he thought it had been settled that the matter of Abigail had been ruled as not pertinent to the case unless a witness could be found. Trask announces, "I have a new witness." He announces calls his witness, "Lt. Nathan Forbes!" Peter and Vicki are shocked. Peter objects, claiming Nathan has been coerced by Trask into being a witness. The judge asks Nathan if he has been coerced. Nathan replies that he has not.

Nathan testifies. Trask asks, "Lt, do you know the defendant Miss Winters?" Nathan replies, "Yes I do". Trask asks, "When did you first meet her?" Nathan replies, "At the Collins mansion". Trask asks, "Are you aware that Abigail Collins considered Miss Winters a witch?" Nathan replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Did you ever discuss with Miss Winters her feeling towards Abigail Collins?" Nathan replies, "She made secret of the fact that she hated Abigail Collins." Trask asks, "Did she ever threaten to harm Miss Collins?" Nathan replies, "Yes she did. She was in the stables behind the old house, hiding from Abigail Collins and you. I found her there. She said that if there were anyone who deserved to be dead and buried, it was Abigail Collins". Trask asks, "Didn't she also say that if she had to power do do so, she would like to see Abigail Collins dead?" Nathan replies, "Yes. That's what she said". Peter and Vicki are shocked. Peter cross-examines Nathan, "Under what conditions did you meet Miss Winters?" Nathan asks, "What do you mean?" Peter asks, "Isn't it true that you met Miss Winters shortly after she had already been accused of witchcraft?" Nathan replies, "Yes"**. Peter asks, "And did you untie her from the tree where Trask had tied her?" Nathan replies, "Yes". Peter asks, "And did you hide her in the new house?" Nathan replies, "Yes, but on the insistence of Barnabas Collins". Peter asks, "And did you bring her food?" Nathan replies, "Yes." Peter says, "And the reason you did so is because you knew she was not the witch!", but Nathan replies, "No! I thought she was the witch from the very beginning!" Peter asks, "You mean you helped her even though you thought she was the witch? That makes no sense, Lt!" Nathan explains, "I had no choice! I helped her because Barnabas Collins thought she wasn't the witch. I valued his friendship, and he made it clear to me our friendship would be jeopardized if I did not help Miss Winters." Vicki cries, "You're lying! Why are you lying?!"

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Episode 434
(COL 6/DISK 3 #2)
1795

Tape Date: February 15, 1968
Air Date: February 22, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 222
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Lieutenant Nathan Forbes
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford

A séance has been held at the Great House of Collinwood, a séance which has sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain, frightening journey into the past – back to the Collins family who lived in the year 1795. There, Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces. One of whom has just testified at Victoria Winter's trial for witchcraft, and in his testimony, told that she had both the motive and the desire to kill the woman who had first accused her of being a witch.

After the trial, Peter goes to Nathan's lodgings and confronts him, demanding to know why he lied on the stand. Nathan insists he was telling the truth. They get into a fight.

At Collinwood, Joshua is in the drawing room brooding. Naomi asks, "Joshua! I didn't know you were still at home. Aren't you going to the shipyards?" Joshua replies, "No. Please leave me alone", but Naomi tells him, "No, I will not. You have not left the house since Abigail died. I know how affected you were by it. If only you would talk about it. You would not be weak if you did". Joshua says, "There's nothing to talk about. It was a senseless death..." Naomi replies, "It was a senseless life!" Joshua, shocked, exclaims, "Naomi, do you have no respect for the dead?!" Naomi replies, "I have respect. That's why I'm thinking about her, thinking how I could've have made her life a better one". Joshua remarks, "Utter nonsense. She led the life she wanted to lead. You're too emotional. That's why you're standing by the witch. I'm going to the shipyards now. I have an appointment with Trask".

Trask is in his room. Nathan is in there with him. Trask explains, "I'm seeing Mr. Joshua Collins either today or tomorrow. He's quite upset about his sister's death. I'm to speak to him about it". Nathan asks, "Are you going to talk to him about me? He's going to write a letter to the navy telling them of my actions. I've done that family a great favor!" Trask exclaims, "I will not be blackmailed!" Nathan replies, "And I will not forget that promise you made me this morning!" Trask says, "I may have hinted that I might speak to Mr. Collins on your behalf...", but Nathan tells him, "You will do more than that!"

Trask is in Joshua's office. Trask tells Joshua, "I think that if you and Mrs. Collins would make an appearance in court, it will have an effect on the judges". Joshua replies, "Absolutely not! You don't sound too confident. Do you think there's a chance Miss Winters won't be convicted?" Trask replies, "I think we've made much progress. Especially the testimony by Lt. Forbes". Joshua says, "I don't want to hear about him!!!", but Trask tells him, "Lt. Forbes has done the Collins family a great favor. Surely you'll reconsider. If Miss Winters is convicted, it'll be because of Lt. Forbes' testimony". Joshua replies, "Bring him in, and leave us alone!"

Trask does so and leaves. Joshua tells Nathan that he will not write a letter to the navy provided that he get a transfer out of Collinsport so that he never has to see him again.

Peter goes to Collinwood and tells Naomi about Nathan's testimony. Naomi is shocked and asks, "Why would Lt. Forbes lie?" Peter tells her, "The judges believed him. You have to go to court and testify!" Naomi protests, "I can't!" Peter asks, "Would you rather see her die? That's exactly what's going to happen if you're not willing to do something!"

Naomi is in the drawing room alone, Peter having left. Naomi is pouring herself a brandy. Joshua returns from the shipyards. He asks, "Is that why you suggested I go to the shipyards?" Naomi tells him, "Joshua, Peter Bradford was here. Lt Forbes lied on the stand!" Joshua insists, "He didn't!" Naomi continues, "He testified that Miss Winters wanted Abigail dead! You know that isn't true!" Joshua replies," I know nothing of what goes on in a witch's mind!" Naomi says, "She is not a witch! You forbade me from testifying, and I have obeyed, but I can no longer! I don't care about our dignity. We can not stand by uninvolved!" and gets up to leave. Joshua asks, "Naomi, where are you going?" Naomi replies," I'm going to get my cloak and go to court!" Joshua warns, "You will be locked in your room!" Naomi replies, "Then I'll get out, and not only will testify in court, I will never return to this house!" Joshua exclaims, "This is madness!!" Naomi replies, "No, the children are gone, and there's nothing left for me here". She puts her cloak on and exits through the front door. Joshua goes to the front door and shouts, "NO!! COME BACK HERE! AT ONCE! NAOMI!". The sound of a carriage leaving is heard.

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Episode 435
(COL 6/DISK 3 #3)
1795

Tape Date: February 19, 1968
Air Date: February 23, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 223
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Lara Parker as Angelique Collins
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Leslie Barrett as Judge Hanley
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the Great House at Collinwood, a séance that has suspended time and space, and sent one woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past. Back to the year 1795. As another day comes to a close, Victoria Winters finds herself closer to being convicted of a charge of witchcraft, for which the penalty is death by hanging.

Barnabas awakens. Ben comes down into the cellar and exclaims, "Barnabas!" Barnabas asks, "What is it, Ben? Is something wrong?" Ben replies, "Aye. It's Miss Winters. Word is that her trial is going to end on Monday and she's going to be convicted". Barnabas protests, "But you said the trial was going well for her! You said Trask was having trouble getting the judges to see his side!" Ben replies, "That was true until Miss Abigail died. She's not responsible. We both know that". Barnabas sadly notes, "Yes, we both know that". Ben exclaims, "We've got to do something! We can't let her hang for something..." He pauses then says, "...YOU did". Barnabas asks, "How could Abigail's death be blamed on Miss Winters? Ben, that's impossible! What proof has Trask got that Miss Winters killed Abigail?" Ben replies, "He got Lt. Forbes to testify against her". Barnabas, shocked, asks, "Lt. Forbes testified against Miss Winters?!" Ben replies, "Aye, he lied through his teeth". Barnabas asks, "Why would he lie?" Ben replies, "I don't know, but every word he said weighed against her". Barnabas tells Ben, "YOU must testify!" Ben exclaims, "No!", but Barnabas tells him, "You're the only person who can go into court and tell the truth! You must tell them about Angelique and what she did to my family!" Ben says, "I want to help Miss Winters as much as you, but I can't!" Barnabas points out, "Angelique can't stop you now", but Ben says, "She can! I tried to tell about her before, once to you and once to Miss Abigail, but both times she stopped me. I'm afraid of your father too..." Barnabas assures Ben, "If you tell the truth, he'll be grateful to you". Ben remarks, "You make it sound so easy. You make it sound like I can just go in there, tell the truth, and they'll believe me. Trask will tell them I'm a convict!" Barnabas tells him, "I assure you they'll believe you. You want to help Miss Winters?" Ben replies, "Of course I do". Barnabas tells him, "Then you must put aside your fears and doubts and be at the courtroom when it opens tomorrow morning!"

The next morning, court reconvenes. The court tells Trask to continue his case. Peter interrupts, "I would like to move that Lt. Forbes' testimony be stricken from the record!" The judge asks, "On what basis?" Peter replies, "Naomi Collins testified that he lied!" The judge replies, "Mr. Bradford, it was Mrs. Collins' OPINION that Lt. Forbes lied. I must let the testimony of both witnesses stand. You can rest assured that the court will review both impartially", and refuses Peter's motion. The judge again tells Trask he may proceed with his case, but Trask announces that he's finished, that he's resting his case. The judge tells Peter, "Mr. Bradford, you may now present your case for the defense". Peter meekly tells the court that he's not yet prepared. The judge asks, "You have no witnesses?" Peter admits, "I have had great difficulty in getting anyone to testify". Just as
he says this, Ben enters the courtroom to testify for Vicki. Vicki tells Ben, "I'm happy you're going to testify". Ben replies, "I wasn't going to, but when I heard you were being blamed for Miss Abigail's death, I had to". Peter announces, "Your honor, I present my first witness, Ben Stokes". Ben is sworn in. Peter asks, "Ben, you know the defendant Miss Winters". Ben replies, "Aye". Peter asks, "After she was accused of being a witch by Miss Abigail Collins and this..", he gestures at Trask and continues, "..gentleman, you hid and protected her. Why did you do that?" Ben replies, "Because I knew she was innocent". Peter tells Ben, "Mr. Stokes, tell the court how you knew Miss Winters was not a witch". Ben replies, "Because I knew who the real witch was!" Peter asks, "You mean to say there WAS a witch at Collinwood?" Ben replies, "Aye, she put a spell on me. That's why I didn't say anything before". Peter asks, "Mr. Stokes, will you tell the court the name of the witch?", but Ben just stands there, silent. The judge prompts him, "Mr. Stokes, speak up, please". Ben blurts out, "It was Angelique Collins! She was the witch!" Peter asks, "You actually saw Angelique perform acts of black magic?" Ben replies, "Aye. She even forced me to help her". Peter asks, "How?" Ben replies, "She made me go into Mr. Jeremiah's room and steal a lock of his hair". Peter asks, "What for?" Ben replies, "So she could cast a spell on Mr. Jeremiah and Josette". Peter asks, "What kind of spell?" Ben replies, "She wanted Mr. Jeremiah and Miss Josette to fall in love". Peter asks, "Why?" Ben replies, "Because she loved Mr. Barnabas and wanted him for herself". Peter notes, "And she eventually got him". Ben replies, "Aye". Peter tells the court, "Let's look at the facts. Josette DuPres came to Collinsport to marry Barnabas Collins, but then for no reason ran off with a man she hardly knew. This was clearly the result of witchcraft. Miss Winters had nothing to gain from all this, but Angelique did! In the end, she got it! She married Barnabas Collins!" He asks that the court dismiss the case against Vicki in light of Ben's testimony, but the judge replies, "You know we cannot do that until the prosecution has had the chance to cross-examine the witness". The lead judge asks Trask if he would like to cross examine Ben. Trask replies that he would.

Trask asks Ben, "Mr. Stokes, you testified that Angelique Collins practiced acts of witchcraft at Collinwood". Ben replies, "Aye". Trask asks, "Where is she now?" Ben lies, "I don't know". Trask protests, "You must know. You said you were under her spell", but Ben replies, "I'm not under it anymore". Trask asks, "How is that possible? You can't get out from under the spell of a witch!" Ben lies, "She went away". Trask asks, "Where did she go?" Ben replies, "I don't know". Trask asks, "When did she leave?" Ben replies, "The day after Mr. Barnabas...went to England". Trask asks, "You are quite certain about that?" Ben replies, "Aye". Trask asks, "And when did Mr. Barnabas go to England?" Ben replies, "'T'was more than a month ago". Trask exclaims, "I submit to the court that this man's testimony has been nothing but lies! First he says Angelique Collins is the witch, then he says she left town more than a month ago! But since then, the acts of witchcraft have continued! Indeed, they have intensified! Three more members of the Collins family have died tragic deaths and Collinsport has been subjected to a reign of terror! Miss Winters is the witch responsible!" Ben shouts, "No! It wasn't Miss Winters! It was Angelique!" Outside the courtroom, Angelique's ghost appears and turns SOLID. She walks into the courtroom. Ben gasps, "Angelique! No! It can't be! That woman is dead! She's dead! I buried her in the woods!" The judge orders the hysterical Ben to leave the court. Ben does so, covering his eyes in terror as he passes Angelique. Trask calls Angelique to the stand.

Vicki tells Peter, "It's true! She is the witch! I never thought about it before, but it all makes sense now!"

Angelique is sworn in and takes the stand. Trask asks her, "I believe you were a servant at the old Collins mansion." Angelique replies, "Yes." Trask asks, "What opinion did you have of Miss Winters then?" Angelique replies, "She was very kind". Trask asks, "Shortly after the family moved into the new house, you married Mr. Barnabas Collins and moved into the old house". Angelique replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Were you and Mr. Collins alone there?" Angelique replies, "No". Trask asks, "Who else was there?" Angelique replies, "Miss Winters". Trask asks, "Why?" Angelique replies, "My husband did not believe she was a witch. He was protecting her". Trask asks Angelique to tell the court what she recalls about the exorcism. Angelique recounts, "I was in the master bedroom. I heard a scream. It was Miss Winters, shouting that there was a fire in her room". Trask asks, "During the rite of exorcism, who was the first and only person to cross the threshold?" Angelique answers, "Miss Winters". Trask asks, "Afterwards, did you go to her room?" Angelique replies, "Yes." Trask asks, "Did you find any trace of fire in her room?" Angelique replies, "No". Trask tells the court, "I have no further questions, your honor". The judge asks Peter if he'd like to cross examine Angelique. Peter replies, "No questions, your honor". The judge tells Angelique that she may now step down. Angelique leaves the stand and exits the courtroom. The judge tells Peter, "The defense may now proceed with its case. Present your next witness, Mr. Bradford". Peter meekly replies, "Your honor, I have no witnesses". The judge asks, "You are resting your case?" Peter asks for more time to find witnesses. Trask objects, saying "He's had ample time! If he hasn't found any by now, he won't find any!", but the lead judge tells Peter, "Court will adjourn until 9 o'clock Monday morning. If you have no witnesses at that time, we will decide on a verdict. Until then, court is adjourned!" Outside, Angelique vanishes. Everyone leaves the courtroom. Angelique reappears again and laughs.


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Episode 436
(COL 6/DISK 3 #4)
1795

Tape Date: February 20, 1968
Air Date: February 26, 1968 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 224
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
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 woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. At this moment she is in great danger, for she has been charged with witchcraft, and is on trial for her life. And she is beginning to make a strange and terrifying discovery.

Peter and Vicki are in Vicki's cell. Vicki tells Peter that many things make sense if you assume Angelique was a witch. She tells him about Barnabas' choking spell, then says, "And I found something in Angelique's room after that. A toy soldier and a handkerchief that belonged to Barnabas. She was out of the room when I found them. When she came back and saw me with them, she acted strangely, she seemed frightened." Peter asks, "How did she explain the items in her room?" Vicki replies, "She said that Sarah had left them there". Peter notes, "It's possible she told the truth". Vicki admits, "It's possible, but..." Peter interrupts, "I'm just asking you the questions Trask is going to ask you. Did you question Sarah?" Vicki replies, "No, because Angelique asked me not to. She was afraid if I scolded Sarah, she wouldn't come to her room to play anymore. If Sarah hadn't left them in her room, what other reason would they be in there?" Peter sadly notes, "Sarah's the only one who could answer that question and she's dead". Vicki notes, "Peter, you said someone had to have a reason for a crime. Angelique had a reason. She was in love with Barnabas. I saw it in her eyes every time she looked at him. I remember feeling sorry for her", but Peter replies, "We can't go into court and say that. We have no evidence". Vicki says, "Except Ben's testimony..." Peter says, "Which the court has dismissed as the babblings of a madman". Vicki says, "I believe Ben". Peter protests, "He said Angelique was dead! Did she look dead to you?" Vicki admits, "I suppose Ben WAS acting strangely". Peter tells Vicki, "You've made me very curious about Angelique". He tells her he think he'll do a little investigation into Angelique. Vicki tells him she's frightened. Peter kisses her.

Ben is wandering around on the docks, thinking to himself, "I must have known the witch wouldn't let me testify! I'll never be able to help Miss Winters. What will Mr. Barnabas say? And Joshua will beat when he finds out I set foot inside that courtroom. I should run away, but I'd never get away from Angelique no matter how far I go". Nathan comes up to Ben and tells him, "I want to have a little talk with you. I heard about your testimony in court today. I want to know what you were talking about. Why did you think Angelique Collins was dead?" Ben replies, "Go away. I don't like you". Nathan continues, "Perhaps you will find a few minutes of conversation very profitable". He hands Ben some paper money, remarking, "That'll pay for a few nights at the Eagle". Ben gives the money back to him, saying, "Take your money and get out of here!" Nathan mockingly says, "Well, a man of high moral character. I wouldn't have thought it of you". Ben angrily orders, "Take your money and leave!" Nathan replies, "Sure. Why pay for information I already have? I already know the truth. I know Barnabas Collins never went to England". Ben exclaims, "Of course he did!" Nathan asks, "Are you calling Millicent Collins a liar? She said she saw him". Ben replies, "Miss Millicent's not right in the head. Everyone knows that. It's because of what YOU did to her!" Nathan says, "But the fact remains that she saw him. She said you saw him too. So did I". He tells Ben about the time he saw a man who looked just like Barnabas near the woods. Ben insists, "He's in England!" Nathan asks, "What ship did he sail on?" Ben replies, "I don't know". Nathan says, "Because the ship doesn't exist! I checked the shipping records and found that no ship left Collinsport that night for England, nor for several weeks afterwards!" Ben replies, "He didn't leave from Collinsport". Nathan asks, "Where did he leave from?" Ben replies, "I don't know, and even if I did know, I wouldn't have to tell you!" Nathan remarks, "That doesn't matter. I can check in the records for all the ships that left for England from this area and check their passenger lists". Ben asks, "Why would you want to do that?" Nathan replies, "Just curious". Ben warns him, "You should stop your poking around if you know what's good for you!" Nathan asks, "Why? Are you afraid I'll find out something the Collins family doesn't want known?" Ben replies, "No, because if you don't, I'll kill you! The Collins family has been through enough trouble without you poking around!" and leaves. Nathan says to himself, "All right, Ben. You've answered my question. I know Barnabas Collins never went to England, and you know where he is. I'll find out the rest myself!"

Ben is returning to the old house. Just as he is about to go inside, Peter Bradford comes up to him and calls, "Ben!" Ben quickly says, "I can't do anything for you! I tried to help Miss Winters. I can't do anything more", but Peter tells him, "I didn't come here to find you. I came here to find Mrs. Collins." Ben tells him, "You won't find her here". Peter tells Ben, "I've already checked all the boarding houses in town and she isn't staying at any of them. This is the only other place she could be". Ben again tells Peter, "She's not here". Peter asks, "Where is she?" Ben replies, "You wouldn't believe me if I told you". Peter says, "Try me". Ben tells him, "She's in her grave". Peter exclaims, "Grave?!" Ben tells him, "I told you you wouldn't believe me". Ben turns to leave, but Peter begs, "Don't go!" Ben tells him, "What you saw in court today was a ghost. Angelique's dead!" Peter asks, "How do you know?" Ben replies, "I just know!" Peter asks, "How did she die?" Ben replies, "I know for a fact she's dead because I buried her!" Peter asks, "Where? I want to see her grave". Ben replies, "I'm scared to go anywhere near that grave!" Peter points out, "You were also scared when you went to testify today, but you did it because you wanted to help Miss Winters". Ben agrees, "OK, come with me"

 
Ben takes Peter to Angelique's grave in the woods and tells him, "I buried her here, under this tree". Peter asks, "Are you sure?" Ben replies, "It's not the kind of thing I'd be likely to forget". Peter tells Ben, "Get me a shovel". Ben asks, "You're not going to..." Peter replies, "I have to! I have to see for myself!"

Vicki awaits in her cell, thinking, "Peter, where are you? Did you find Angelique? You've got to do something, you've got to!"

 
Ben returns with a shovel. He tells Peter, "I won't have anything to do with this." Peter assures him, "It'll be my responsibility". He notices that Ben is acting strangely and asks, "What is it?" Ben replies, "I thought I heard her laughing from far away". Peter tells Ben, "Ben, give me that shovel!"

Peter is digging. He has a dug a hole about 3-4 feet deep now. Ben tells him, "It's no use. I didn't bury her that deep". Peter asks, "Are you sure you buried her here?" Ben replies, "Yes". Peter asks, "Then why isn't she here?" Ben replies, "Because she's vanished! Vanished into thin air! I should've known she wouldn't stay in her grave, not her!" Peter says," Ben, you're not making any sense". Ben exclaims, "She's nearby! I can feel her watching me!" Peter says, "There's no one here", but Ben insists, "She's watching me! Laughing at me! I can tell! I'm getting away from here!" and runs off.

Peter is with Vicki in her cell. Vicki asks, "You didn't find a trace of Angelique at all?" Peter replies, "No, not even a trace of a body". Vicki remarks, "I don't know what to think". Peter remarks, "It must have all been a figment of Ben's imagination". Vicki exclaims, "I can't believe that!", but Peter points out, "Women just don't get out of their graves and walk away! We don't have a shred of evidence." Vicki suggests that they tell the court about the toy soldier, but Peter recommends against it, saying, "Without any concrete evidence, it would look like we were trying to cast blame on an innocent person". He tells her that would lose any sympathy she might have with the judges and make her look guilty. Vicki asks, "What are we going to do?" Peter replies, "There's only one thing I can do now. Put you on the stand and have you tell the court the truth, that you come from another century". Vicki exclaims, "They won't believe me!", but Peter says, "Maybe they will. Maybe they'll see what I saw when you told me. This is our last chance, our only hope". Vicki moans, "Our only hope?! Peter!!" Peter hugs her and tries to comfort her.

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Episode 437
(Kinescope)
(COL 6/DISK 3 #5)
1795

Tape Date: February 21, 1968
Air Date: February 27, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 225
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance that has suspended time and space, and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Fear of the unknown has turned others against her, and placed her very existence in peril. And the forces of evil, which have surrounded her fate, now threaten a deadly end to her journey.

Peter returns to Vicki's cell. Vicki asks, "Did you get the book?" Peter replies, "Yes. Last night". Vicki remarks, "I wish there were some other way". Peter replies, "So do I, but I don't think there is." Vicki responds "Well I have a feeling it's only gonna make things worst." Peter says "Vicki I wish I could tell you that the law was simply a matter of evidence... facts... proof... But it isn't. Emotions count." She replies "I'm beginning to learn that." Peter explains "This is a frightened little village. So we have to show them that. They have nothing to fear from you. That's why you HAVE to tell them the truth." "But I thought we agreed that in my case the truth is the worst possible thing we could tell them." she tells him. Peter concludes "We're going to have to take that chance. We have the book on our side. Nothing else has worked." In doubt, Vicki responds "The judges wont believe me." Peter again explains "They're going to bring down their verdict today and if we're not able to do something more, then just as sure as I'm standing here you'll be convicted and hung."

The courtroom is empty except for Trask. Nathan comes into the room and asks, "Why did you send for me?" Trask replies, "I'm going to call you to the stand today". Nathan protests, "I've already testified", but Trask tells him, "You're going to testify again". Nathan exclaims, "That's out of the question!", but Trask continues, "Today, the judges are going to reach a verdict, but just before they do, you are going to testify that you helped Miss Winters not because of your loyalty to your friend Barnabas as you said the first time, but because you were bewitched!" Nathan exclaims, "No!", but Trask warns him, "Your career and prospects are not yet out of danger. Mr. Collins' indulgence of you hangs by the thinnest of threads, and I at the moment have the power to break that thread!" Nathan exclaims, "I won't do it!", but Trask confidently says, "I think you will, Lt., I think you will!"

Vicki moans, "Convicted and hanged?!" Peter tries to calm her down, "We only have a few minutes". Vicki exclaims, "It has to stop! It has to stop!" Peter asks, "What do you mean?" Vicki replies, "Have you ever had nightmares? When I was a child, I used to have nightmares all the time. I got curious. When I know I was dreaming, instead of waking myself up right away, I'd wait until the last moment just before the car crashed or the monster got me. Only then would I wake myself up. Now! Now! Wake up! It's got to stop now!" Vicki gets hysterical. Peter slaps her and calms her down, then hugs her. He tells her, "They're coming. Will you be all right?" Vicki replies, "I don't know, Peter, I don't know!" A guard comes and takes Vicki to court.

Court reconvenes. Trask calls Nathan to the stand again and asks, "In your last testimony, you testified that you only helped Miss Winters on the insistence of Barnabas Collins. Is that the only reason you helped her?" Nathan replies, "No". Trask asks, "Could you explain to the court what the other reason is?" Nathan replies, "As I remember it now, I think I would've done the things I did even without Barnabas Collins insistence. It was as if I had no choice in the matter. My mind was swimming, it was as if I had to do what I did." Trask asks, "Can you offer any explanation for this?" Nathan replies, "A spell. Perhaps a spell. Perhaps I was bewitched". Vicki shouts, "Why are you doing this?! Why are you lying?" The court orders Peter to control his witness. Peter quiets Vicki down. Trask continues, "I have more more question. You said PERHAPS you had been bewitched by the girl. Is that the way you would put it?" Nathan replies, "No". Trask asks, "How do you really feel?" Nathan replies, "I was positive I was under a spell. I was positive I was bewitched".

 
Peter cross-examines Nathan, "Lt, would you look directly at the defendant". Nathan reluctantly does so. Peter asks, "Would you say she was attractive?" Nathan replies, "Yes". Peter asks, "Would you say she was very attractive?" Nathan replies, "Yes". Peter asks, "Remember the conversation you had with her when you first met her at Collinwood? You said you had a 'weakness'. Remember?" Nathan replies, "No". Peter reminds him, "It was just before she slapped you in the face when you tried to kiss her!" Peter tells the court that perhaps it was this 'weakness' for attractive women that caused Nathan to help Vicki.

 

 

 
Peter calls Vicki to the stand, "Your honors, I call Miss Victoria Winters to the stand!" Vicki is sworn in and takes the stand. Peter asks Vicki, "Miss Winters, will you tell the court the year in which you were born?" Vicki replies, "I was born in the year nineteen hundred and forty six". The judges look shocked. One of them asks, "Would you please repeat the year of your birth to us?" Vicki repeats, "Nineteen hundred and forty six".

The disbelieving judge asks, "Mr. Bradford! Is this what you intended your witness to say?!" Peter replies, "Yes". The judge says, "Proceed". Peter asks, "Miss Winters, would you tell the court where you were brought up". Vicki replies, "I was raised in a foundling home in New York". Peter tells her, "Now tell them the year you left New York". Vicki replies, "I left New York in the year 1966. I went to work for the Collins family, right here, taking care of a boy named David". Peter asks, "And how did you get here?" Vicki replies, "I was in the drawing room of Collinwood when suddenly everything went dark. When I regained consciousness, I found myself near the old house. It looked strange". Peter pipes in, "Because it was 150 years younger!" Vicki continues, "I saw people there who looked just like the people I know in my own time, but they weren't. I thought surely this must be a dream!" Peter asks, "Did you have anything in your possession when you came?" Vicki replies, "Yes". Peter tells her, "Tell the court what it was". Vicki replies, "It was a book, a history of the Collins family up to the year 1964". Peter introduces the book as evidence, telling the judge, "Note that the publication date is 1965". The lead judge takes the book and flips through it. He tells the other judges, "Look at these pictures at the back of the book! Amazing detail!" Peter tells him, "Miss Winters tell me those are photographs, made by a machine". Peter resumes questioning Vicki. "Miss Winters, are you a witch?" Vicki replies, "No. I swear it. I am not a witch". Peter tells the court Vicki knew the future because she had read it.

Trask cross-examines, "Just before you were whisked back in time, were you alone?" Vicki replies, "No". Trask asks, "Who were you with?" Vicki replies, "Members of the Collins family and friends." Trask asks, "What were you doing? Conversing?" Vicki replies, "No, we were having a..." She pauses then says, "...kind of meeting". Trask asks, "What kind of meeting?" Vicki replies, "We were having a séance". Trask asks, "What is a séance?" Vicki replies, "A séance is when a group of people try to contact the spirits". Trask asks, "You mean call up the dead!" Vicki exclaims, "No! It wasn't like that! We weren't doing anything wrong!" Trask asks, "Was this the first time you were involved in a séance?" Vicki replies, "No, but it wasn't the way you're trying to make it look!" Trask remarks, "Many things aren't the way they look. You for example, don't look like a witch", then says, "I ask the court that these be added to the mountain of evidence against her! Flying through time! Foretelling the future! Calling the dead! She is a witch, your honor! She is a witch and she must die!"

Peter and Vicki are alone in the courtroom. The clock on the wall reads 5:00. Vicki asks, "How long has it been?" Peter replies, "Over an hour". Vicki asks, "What could they be doing in there?" Peter tries to reassure her, "The fact that they're taking so long could be a hopeful sign. It may indicate doubt. Before today's testimony, they wouldn't have taken 2 minutes to convict you". Vicki moans, "I don't want to die!" Peter tells her, "I love you, Vicki", but Vicki says, "Please don't, Peter. If I get back to my own time, I'll never see you again". Peter tells Vicki, "I can't choose, whether this is right or wrong. I love you, and no matter what happens, I'll love you always".

Outside the courtroom, Nathan tells Trask, "I never thought I'd meet a preacher, even a self styled one like you, who also practiced blackmail. I feel like telling the judge about you!" Trask replies, "If you do, it'll be the end of everything for you!"

The clock on the wall now reads 5:30. Everyone is still waiting for the judges, Peter and Vicki in the courtroom, everyone else milling around outside the doorway. The judges return. Everyone returns. Nathan mutters to Trask, "I hope they free her! I hope they free her!"

 

The lead judge announces, "The barrister will place the witness so that she faces us!" Peter does so. The lead judge announces the decision, "From the evidence laid down before us, and from the testimony we have heard from the various witnesses, we have reached a verdict. We find the defendant guilty of witchcraft as charged. She is to be taken to a place to be determined by the court and hanged by the neck until she is dead". Vicki screams, "NOOO!!!!!!"


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Episode 438
(COL 6/DISK 3 #6)
1795

Tape Date: February 23, 1968
Air Date: February 28, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 226
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
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 woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Back to a time when the powers of darkness and superstition prevailed over light and reason. In the that perilous time, Victoria Winters has been accused and condemned as a witch.

Barnabas plans to punish Trask for what he has done to Victoria. Barnabas torments Trask and warns him that he will die soon.

It is 4am. Barnabas comes to Ben who tells him that Peter questioned Ben until the trial was over. Ben tells Barnabas the verdict. He also tells him about Angelique showing up.  Ben asks “What did Miss Winters ever do to her?”. Freeing her is what Barnabas wanted, so Angelique made the reverse happen. Barnabas plans to get fear into Trask and let him live through it and let him live for a time, then eliminate him. Ben tries to talk him out of this but Barnabas says Trask will die slowly and horribly.

Trask goes to Collinwood and asks Naomi for the keys to the old house so he can destroy all of Vicki's possessions and "cleans" it. Naomi reluctantly gives them to him and asks Ben to accompany him there.

Trask and Ben go to the old house. Night is about to fall. Ben stays downstairs while Trask goes up to Vicki's room. Barnabas awakens and Ben meets him at the door to the cellar. He tells him that Trask is upstairs, and tells him what Trask is doing up there. Upstairs, Trask hears voices talking downstairs. He comes down with Vicki's things and questions Ben about the voices. Ben lies that he was talking to himself.

Trask has brought Vicki's clothing back to his hotel room. He places the bundle on the bureau and is about to unwrap them to burn them when suddenly he hears a loud noise that sounds like the rattling of chains. Hearing that it's coming from outside, he calls out, "Who is it? What are you doing out there?" He opens the door and looks outside, but becomes frightened and quickly closes it when he hears a bloodcurdling scream. A deep male voice starts calling, "Trask! Trask! Trask!" Trask asks, "Who is it? Who is in this room?" The voice replies, "Your victims, Trask! Your innocent victims! The tortured, miserable creatures condemned by you! You are a fraud, Trask! A fraud!" Trask again asks, "Who are you?" The voice replies, "You will never live to see!" Trask exclaims, "I know who you are! The witch! You can't frighten me, you hear? You can't frighten me!" He goes to the bureau to open the bundle when suddenly he notices his reflection in the mirror replaced by a grinning skull. The voice laughs loudly and says, "Victoria Winters will live! She will live!" Trask orders, "I command thee, evil spirit, cast yourself back to the hell from whence you came! Get out of here, get out of here, I tell you!" The mirror returns to normal. The skull disappears and it shows Trask's reflection again. Trask gives a sigh of relief, thinking he has won, but suddenly blood starts to flow from the mirror. The voice says, "She will live and you will die!" Trask exclaims, "I know you for what you are, witch! You cannot frighten me with your tricks!" Suddenly, a disembodied hand appears in the air. Trask, terrified, runs to the door and tries to leave, but finds that the door is locked. He turns back. The hand comes closer and closer, and reaches for his face. The hand can be seen to be wearing a black onyx ring. Trask screams, "No! Get away from me! Get away from me! AHHHHHHH!" But just as it is about to grab Trask's face, it disappears. The voice says, "It will not happen tonight, or tomorrow night, but soon, Trask, very soon, you are going to die!"

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Episode 439
(COL 6/DISK 3 #7)
1795

Tape Date: February 22, 1968
Air Date: February 29, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 227
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Vala Clifton as Maude Browning
Craig Slocum as Noah Gifford

 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 where she finds herself labeled a witch, and forced to endure a trial which would only have one verdict. For one person who could have saved her was unable to make himself known and must settle for revenge on her prosecutor.

Barnabas awakens and comes out of his coffin. Ben comes down into the cellar. Barnabas asks, "Good evening, Ben. Did you see Trask today?" Ben replies, "No". Barnabas angrily says, "I told you to!" Ben explains, "Your father kept me busy all day". Barnabas muses, "Did he sleep well, I wonder, or did he have disturbing nightmares?" Ben replies, "He probably had disturbing nightmares if you had anything to do with it". Barnabas tells him, "It's going to get worse until the Reverend Trask stops sleeping altogether". Ben asks, "What do you mean, sir? What are you planning?" Barnabas just replies, "You will see, Ben. You will see!" Ben tells him, "Scaring Trask is one thing. I'm all for that, but if you go further than that, you'll only make things worse for Miss Winters". Barnabas says, "Nonsense!", but Ben warns him, "Whatever happens to Trask, they'll blame on her". Barnabas insists, "Nonsense! Not if I'm clever! What if he should just disappear one night. What if I should arrange it so that everyone thinks he's just gone back to Salem? One night, he will have a dream, a nightmare, and he will feel compelled to come here. You will get a large brass ring, large enough to tie a man's hands to. You will get bricks, and mortar, or course..." Ben interrupts, "I can't go on helping you like this!", but Barnabas says, "Of course you will". Ben begs, "I can't! I've seen about as much killing as I can stand! You have no feelings anymore!", but Barnabas replies, "I can hate!" He orders Ben to do as instructed. Ben refuses, saying, "Sorry sir, you're going to have to make do without me from now on". Barnabas warns Ben, "I can't let you go! You know too much! Sorry, Ben, you have no choice now!" and threatens to kill him. Ben sadly asks, "You'd kill even me, wouldn't you?" Barnabas replies, "If I had to". Ben tells him, "Well, go ahead, then! I don't want to be here when someone finds you. I don't want to have to answer all the questions. I don't want to see what happens to you". Barnabas admits, "Ben, I can't hurt you. You'll go on with me, Ben. There's nothing either of us can do to change things". Ben leaves.

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Ben, appalled at the thought of more killing, goes to the Eagle. There, he sits at a table busy getting drunk. He calls out to the bartender, "Rum! More rum!" A woman sitting with him tells him, "You've had enough". Ben asks, "Who are you?" The woman remarks, "Fine thing to say to someone who's been keeping you company since you came through the door! I'm Maudie!" Ben asks, "Who are you? I've never seen you before. You new around here?" The woman tells him, "I just thought I'd give a look at what a big city woman looks like!" Ben warns her about the attacks, asking her if she knows what happened to Ruby Tate. Maude replies, "Yes, but she talked to anyone. I don't." Ben asks, "What kind of me you talk to?" Maude caustically replies, "Gentlemen, and a gentlemen, you're obviously not!" and starts to leave. Ben begs, "No! Don't go out there! Don't let what happened to Ruby Tate happen to you!" Maude says, "I don't enjoy the company of men who prefer rum to me!" and leaves.

 

Two men have just entered the tavern, Nathan and another man. They are standing just inside the doorway. Nathan points Ben out to the other man and tells him, "There he is. Right there. The large one." Maude gets to the doorway and engages Nathan in some flirtatious bantering. Nathan introduces her to his friend Noah Gifford. Maude disdainfully gestures at Ben and remarks, "If all the men around here are like him, I'm going back to New Bedford!" and leaves. Nathan tells Noah, "Find out everything you can about Barnabas. Barnabas, can you remember that name?" Noah replies, "Yes". Nathan tells him, "All right. See you later" and leaves.

Noah goes to Ben's table, sits down, and says, "You're Ben Stokes. You work at Collinwood, don't you?" Ben asks, "How did you know?" Noah lies, "Maude told me. I'm looking for a job. I thought perhaps the people at Collinwood needed someone. I used to do some gardening before I went to sea. I thought perhaps I'd stay here for awhile." Ben remarks, "I'd like to go to sea. Maybe I'll ship out with you! China, that's where I'd like to go. I can never get enough tea to drink! I like tea, strong, with lots of rum in it..." Noah asks, "Are they a good family to work for?" Ben asks, "Who?" Noah replies, "The Collins's". Ben exclaims, "NO! You ship out! You wouldn't like it! The things he wants you to do. With bricks! And mortar!" Noah asks, "Who?" Ben replies, "Barnabas Collins! They ain't like they used to be..." Noah asks, "How, how have they changed?" Ben suddenly starts to get suspicious, grabs Noah by the collar and demands, "Who are you? Why are you asking all these questions? Are you going to answer my questions or what?"

 
Meanwhile, Maude has run into Barnabas outside on the docks. She gushes, "Oh, you're not like all the provincial men around here! They frighten me terribly!" Barnabas tries to excuse himself, "I'd better be leaving", but Maude begs, "You're the first gentleman I've met around here! Don't go! Please!" Barnabas asks, "You aren't from here, are you?" Maude replies, "No. A girl needs a change every once in awhile, and I like to travel". Barnabas seems to not want to hurt her and makes a valiant attempt to leave, but Maude, thinking she's finally found the rich gentleman she's been looking for, keeps delaying him and keeping him there. Barnabas warns her, "You shouldn't be out here. It's not safe", but Maude replies, "I'll take my chances with you." Barnabas asks, "You will?" Maude replies, "I said I would, didn't I?" Barnabas remarks, "Perhaps you don't know the chance you're taking". Weakening, he attacks her. She screams, "AHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

 
Nathan, who's nearby, hears her and shouts, "Maude?! Maude!" and comes running. By the time he gets there, Barnabas, who's heard him, has fled. Maude is lying on the ground shaken but otherwise unharmed. Nathan asks, "Who was it, Maude?" Maude replies, "It was the strangler! I know it was! That's his cane!" She points to a cane lying on the ground. Nathan picks it up, looks at it, and in a shocked tone, says, "This couldn't be the strangler's! I know whose cane this is!"

Nathan takes Maude into the Eagle. Nathan tells Maude, "Maude, listen to me, you should go to the police", but Maude replies, "I ain't going to go anywhere near the police. I'm going to go wherever the next stage takes me!" Nathan tells her, "Just describe the man to me, then. I'll take care of it, and you won't need to get involved. You sure the man was carrying this?" Maude replies, "Yes. Outside, you said you knew whose it was". Nathan replies, "I was wrong. I must be. I know someone who owns a cane just like this one, but he's in England". Maude suggests, "Maybe it was stolen". Nathan asks, "Was the man tall?" Maude replies, "Yes". Nathan asks, "Was he dark or light?" Maude replies, "Dark. Those eyes. Serious eyes that looked right through you". Nathan tells her, "Tell me what his voice was like". Maude replies, "Deep and very quiet. Very refined. He sounded somewhat sad". Nathan asks, "Was he handsome?" Maude replies, "At first, yes. But then his face, it all changed and became like a wild animal's. Then all I could see was that hand choking me, all I could see was that ring on his finger..." Nathan asks, "What kind of ring?" Maude replies, "It was gold and had a big black stone in it". Nathan asks, "What finger was it on?" Maude replies, "The first one. I was lucky you got there when you did. He would've killed me!" Nathan asks her, "Promise me you won't tell anyone. That's my price for saving you." Maude asks, "What are you going to do?" Nathan replies, "I don't know yet. I've got to find out if I'm right in my thinking. If I am, you won't be the only one got lucky tonight!"
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