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Episode 440
(COL 6/DISK 3 #8)
1795

Tape Date: February 26, 1968
Air Date: March 1, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 228
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Vala Clifton as Maude Browning

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and sent one girl on a an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Of the secrets which still haunt the Collins family today, one secret concerns a man who is dead but still lives, and the horror of his existence can bring untold grief to those alive now as well as those in the centuries to come.

Barnabas returns to the old house and tells Ben, "I want you to go into the village for me. I dropped my cane on the docks..." Ben asks, "What were you doing on the docks?" Barnabas replies, "That's none of your concern. I was with a girl. She screamed. Someone came running. I dropped my cane". Ben exclaims, "I warned you! Someone's finally seen you! What are we going to do, what?" Barnabas continues, "She didn't know me. She was new in town. Her name is Maude Browning". Ben asks, "Maude?" Barnabas asks, "You know her?" Ben replies, "I met her earlier this evening at the Eagle". Barnabas tells Ben it go look for his cane as instructed. He tells him what he'll be doing while he is gone, "I will make sure Reverend Trask is occupied. The devil makes work for idle hands". Ben leaves. Barnabas says to himself, "My dear Reverend Trask. Have you recovered from last night's adventures? There will be nothing but darkness for you!"

Trask is in his hotel room reading a book. Suddenly, the candle he has been using for illumination goes out. Trask relights it. There's a knock at the door. It's Lt. Forbes. Trask lets him in. Nathan asks why he's sent for him. Trask explains, "I sent for you because I'm very concerned for you. The witch has started her revenge. So far, she's only come after me, but you too may be a target". Nathan remarks, "I think I'm safe". Trask asks, "For what reason?" Nathan replies, "For a very good reason. I don't believe in witches". Trask exclaims, "You did not have the visitations I had last night!" Nathan remarks, "I think your church is a few pews empty..." Trask indignantly says, "Wait until that hand appears to you! That hand, floating in the air, growing larger and larger until all you see is that ring!" Nathan asks, "Ring?" Trask describes the ring to Nathan. Nathan recognizes it as Barnabas' ring. As they are talking, the ghostly hand suddenly appears in front of the mantel. Nathan doesn't see it because it's behind him, but Trask does. He exclaims, "Look! What do you see there?" Nathan turns and looks, but the hand has disappeared. Nathan replies, "I see your mantel. Trask, perhaps this trial has been a strain on you". A voice starts to speak, "The strain is just beginning! Now! Now!" Trask exclaims, "That voice! Surely you heard it!", but the voice replies, "No! I speak to you, and to you alone!" Nathan tells Trask he hears nothing and that it must be his imagination. Trask replies, "Yes. It must be my imagination. The trial HAS been a strain", but the voice continues to speak. Trask demands, "Where? Where are you? Show yourself! I will fight you!" He asks Nathan, "Don't you hear it?" Nathan replies, "No". The voice tells Trask, "You are alone!" Trask replies, "No! I am not alone! I have legions of believers! I am not alone!" Nathan tells Trask, "Maybe you shouldn't stay here alone tonight. I'd stay with you but I promised the girl that was attacked I'd see her". Nathan leaves. The voice continues to speak, "Die! Die! Die!"

 
Ben, not having found the cane on the docks, has gone to Maude Browning's room and is searching in there. There's a knock at the door, followed by Nathan's voice calling, "Maude?" Ben stays still and quiet, and finally, he hears footsteps leaving. Thinking the coast is, he leaves, but the coast is not clear. Nathan has not left, but is hiding in the shadows. He sees Ben leave and follows him.

Ben returns to the old house. Barnabas asks, "Did you find the cane? Did you look everywhere?" Ben tells Barnabas that he has searched both the docks and Maude's room and couldn't find the cane. He tells Barnabas that he knows she couldn't have gone to the constable because she is at the Eagle, that she if she had gone to the constable, he would still be questioning her. Barnabas, worried that Maude is at the Eagle telling everyone what happened, asks, "Has she described me?" Ben replies, "Aye, but you have nothing to worry about. She has so much rum in her you're an 8 foot tall gentlemen now". Unbeknownst to them, Nathan is eavesdropping outside the window... Barnabas prepares to leave. Ben asks, "You aren't going back into town!" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Ben begs, "Leave it to me! You'll only make it worse!" Barnabas aks, "You say she lives in a room over the feed shop?" Ben begs Barnabas not to do anything and begs him, "Leave Collinsport! I'll go with you!", but Barnabas replies, "I can't leave the house where Josette and I were to be happy. There's one other solution!"

 
Nathan goes to the Eagle and takes Maude back to her room. He warns her to lock her door, telling her, "As soon as he realizes he doesn't have his cane, he'll come after you". Maude protests, "But I don't have his cane!" Nathan replies, "But he'll think you do. I have to go, but there's a carriage leaving tomorrow morning. I want you to be on it! Just keep your door locked and you'll be safe!" and leaves.

A bat appears outside the window. Maude, unconcerned, thinking it is only a bat, starts packing. Barnabas materializes in the room. Maude, busy packing does not see him. Barnabas calls out, "Maude! Leaving Collinsport? I trust you're not taking my cane with you!" Maude looks up and screams, "Stay away from me!" Barnabas replies, "I will stay away from you give me my cane". Maude tells him, "I don't have it!" Barnabas asks, "Then who does?" Maude replies, "He has it!" Barnabas asks, "Who is he?" Maude starts screaming. Barnabas strangles her.

 
Trask is standing in the hallway outside his room. He thinks to himself, "You let that witch frighten you so much you spent the night walking the streets of this accursed village! No! Don't give in to it! Go into that room right now! Show her!" He opens the door and goes inside. He lights the candle, then exclaims, "No! No!", for on his bed lies sprawled Maude Browning, dead...

 

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Episode 441
(COL 6/DISK 3 #9)
1795

Tape Date: February 27, 1968
Air Date: March 4, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 229
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins
Vala Clifton as Maude Browning

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 in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly condemned as a witch. The man responsible for condemning her now lives for the time she will hang. He is unaware that the time will never come, for he will soon become the victim of a fate worse than death.

Trask examines the body. There's a knock at the door. Trask asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Lt. Forbes. I want to speak to you". Trask replies, "It'll have to wait till morning", but Forbes insists, "No, this is urgent! Please open the door!" Trask says, "One moment!", takes a sheet and covers the body. He opens the door a crack and asks, "Yes, Lt., what is it?" He tries to speak to Nathan through the door, but Nathan barges in and says, "I must ask a favor of you." Trask begs, "No, not now, go away!", but Nathan continues, "I have a letter I want to give to Millicent Collins, but you know I'm not allowed on the grounds. I'd like you to deliver it for me". Trask asks, "I don't see why this can't wait till tomorrow". Nathan sees Maude's hand sticking out from under the sheet, and, thinking Trask has a woman in his room for amorous purposes, smiles and says, "Well, well, Reverend Trask! You're a man after my own heart! I never would've bothered you if I had known you had a guest..." Trask exclaims, "No!" Nathan assures him, "Don't worry! I won't tell anyone your little secret!" Trask blurts out, "She was here when I came in!" Nathan laughingly replies, "I never find them waiting in my room for ME!" Trask tells Nathan, "She's dead! She's been strangled!" Nathan lifts the sheet and looks. He recognizes who it is and exclaims, "It's Maude! It's Maude Browning! I tried to warn her! I told her to stay in her room! I told her to keep the door locked..." Trask asks, "Forbes. Why are you looking at me like that?" Nathan replies, "No, I don't think you're the strangler. I'm just wondering why the body was put here. Your image in Collinsport may suffer a dramatic change when the people find out the body was discovered here". Trask asks, "Will you help me?" Nathan replies, "I'm willing to do whatever's necessary. For a price". Trask protests, "I'm not in the position to pay you anything!" Nathan tells him, "I'm not talking about money. First, let me know what you had in mind". Trask tells he'd like the body removed from his room. Nathan points out, "But that would be against the law". Trask says, "I'm only doing this to protect my reputation! How soon can it be done?" Nathan replies, "As soon as you deliver this letter to Millicent Collins", but Trask insists, "No, I want it done now!" Nathan tells him, "It's too late to do it now". Trask complains, "That's not the reason. You don't trust me, do you? You don't believe I'll keep my end of the bargain". Nathan tells him, "I don't trust anyone". Trask becomes angry, hands Nathan's letter back to him and says, "Here! You deliver your letter! I'll remove the body myself!" Nathan protests, "You know I'm not allowed on Collins property!" Trask replies, "Exactly! You don't have much choice!" Nathan agrees to get a friend and remove the body. Trask takes the letter, says, "I'll be right back", and leaves.

Millicent is alone in the drawing room at Collinwood, playing with a deck of Tarot Cards. She remarks, "The tower of destruction, followed by the stars. That means the death of a feeling. See, Lt. Forbes, the cards are right. I have suffered the death of a feeling. But another one has taken its place. Hate. I will not rest until I see you die! The moon, the card of evil influence, followed by the chariot. That means news that has been hidden will be revealed. But what news? There! The lover! Your card, Nathan, and it does not bring you good news!" Naomi comes into the room and asks, "Who are you talking to?" Millicent replies, "Nathan". Naomi points out, "But Nathan isn't here". Millicent replies, "It is not necessary for him to be here. He will hear me though the cards". She explains that Nathan's card is surrounded by ominous cards which predict certain destruction for him. She then points to a card at the top, saying, "The princess. That's me. She will not rest until she sees that justice is not cheated! She will not rest until Nathan is dead!" Naomi tells her, "Millicent, you can't go on like this..." There's a knock at the door. Naomi goes and opens it. It's Reverend Trask. Naomi tells him that Joshua isn't home, but Trask tells her, "It is not him I came to see. I'd like to speak to Millicent Collins". Naomi asks, "Why?", but Trask replies, "It's a personal matter". Millicent comes out into the foyer and asks, "You came to see me, Mr. Trask?" Trask replies, "Yes. I have been asked to deliver a letter to you". Naomi asks, "May I ask who from?" Trask replies, "She will know when she reads it". Naomi insists, "I would like to know who it's from". Trask replies, "Mr. Forbes". Naomi announces, "In that case, I'll take it! He's a liar and a cheat and he's not allowed on Collins property, nor are his letters!" She takes the letter and tears it up, then tells Trask, "You can tell Lt. Forbes how little Millicent cared about his letter!" Millicent says, "I approve completely of what my cousin has done!", but her expression indicates otherwise. Trask leaves. Naomi suggests to Millicent that she go up to her room, but Millicent says, "No, I think I'll stay down here. Maybe I'll go for a walk. Perhaps that'll make me feel better". Naomi replies, "All right. I'll be in the study if you need me" and leaves. Millicent takes the pieces of the letter, which Naomi had thrown on the table near the wall, and starts to put them together.

Trask is in bed sleeping. He starts to have a dream in which he hears Abigail's voice calling, "Reverend Trask! Reverend Trask!" Trask asks, "Abigail! Is that you?" The voice continues, "Reverend Trask! Reverend Trask! I must talk to you!" Trask asks, "Where are you? I can't see you!" Trask suddenly finds himself in a strange room. Abigail's voice continues to speak, "I know the secret! I know the deep terrible secret, Reverend Trask, and I must tell you!" Trask asks, "What is it, Abigail?" Abigail replies, "Come inside, Reverend, and I'll show you". Trask goes up to a large door with a ring for a knob in one wall of the room. The door slowly opens by itself. Behind the door is the ghost of Maude Browning. Trask screams, "No! No!" The ghost moans, "Why didn't you let me rest? You made them take my body away! They threw my body into the cold, cold water! You shouldn't have let them do that! Soon everyone will know I was in your room! Soon, the secret will be out!" Trask screams, "No! You believe me, don't you Abigail? I didn't know she was in my room! I didn't know! I didn't know!" The ghost of Abigail appears. Trask insists, "I am innocent! Someone else killed her!" Abigail replies, "I don't know what you're talking about". Trask asks, "You said you knew the secret!" Abigail replies, "I have learned the deep, dark secret of the witch". Trask says, "But she is condemned to die!" Abigail tells him, "But the secret will live, unless you destroy it! Only YOU can destroy it! It will take great courage, but if you do not destroy it, it may destroy you and others!" Trask answers, "Yes! I will destroy it!" Abigail tells him, "Look over there and you will see where it is". Trask looks and sees a vision of the old house. Abigail tells him, "That is where you must go to learn the secret of the witch! The old house! The old house!" The hand with the onyx ring appears floating in front of the image of the old house...

Trask awakens and says, "The old house! I must go to the old house!"

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Episode 442
(COL 6/DISK 3 #10)
1795

Tape Date: February 28, 1968
Air Date: March 5, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 230
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask
Clarice Blackburn as Abigail Collins

A séance has been held in the great house of 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. Vindictive forces have sought her destruction, but now another force, with even more terror at its command has vowed to avenge her. And at this moment a terrifying act of vengeance is about to take place.

 
Nathan is with Trask in his room. Trask tells Nathan what happened when he tried to deliver the letter. Nathan asks, "What was Millicent's reaction when Naomi tore up the letter?" Trask tells him, "She became pale. It looked like she wanted to stop her, but couldn't". Nathan remarks that that reaction is as good as an answer to the letter then asks, "Are you still troubled by your dream?" Trask replies, "Abigail gave me instructions to go to the old house". Nathan exclaims, "The old house?! No! It was just a dream! Abigail would never tell you or anyone else to go there!" Trask asks why. Nathan warns him against going to the old house, saying going there would mean his certain destruction. Trask asks him what he means, but Nathan is evasive, saying only that it is a dangerous place without saying why.

 
At the old house, Barnabas is sitting at the desk writing something with a quill pen. Ben asks, "What are you going to do with Mr. Trask when he gets here?" Barnabas replies, "Reward him". Ben, puzzled, asks, "Reward him?" Barnabas replies, "First I'm going to entertain him, then I'm going to reward him". Ben asks, "Are you going to kill him?" Barnabas replies, "You've got to give me credit for more imagination than that! I'm going to give him darkness, but not the darkness of death, not yet." He points to a quill pen and a piece of paper and tells Ben, "Take that paper and pen downstairs. Trask will have need of them"

Barnabas goes outside the old house, holding a candle and says, "Summon him to this house!" Abigail's ghostly voice starts saying, "Reverend Trask! Reverend Trask! Reverend Trask!"

 
In his hotel room, Trask hears, "Reverend Trask! Reverend Trask! Reverend Trask! Come to the old house!" He asks, "Who is it? Who's there? Abigail? Is that you? Are you trying to contact me, Abigail? Why do you call me? Why do you want me to come to the old house? What do you expect me to see there? You want me to come to the old house?" Abigail replies, "Yes! Come, come to the old house!" Trask says, "Abigail, I hear your summons and will obey!" and leaves. The candle in his room blows out mysteriously...

Trask goes into the old house and calls, "Abigail? Abigail? Are you here? It WAS you who sent for me, wasn't it? Abigail, why did you send for me?" The doors suddenly slams shut by itself. Trask tries to open it but finds that it won't open. The chandelier starts to shake. Trask begs, "Please, don't torment me, I beg you! Abigail, if you sent for me, appear!" A book lying on a table opens by itself. Trask goes to look and finds that the book has opened to a note sandwiched inside its pages. He takes the note and reads it aloud, "The wind will speak his name, and the clock will strike the hour, but ere it strike again, he will know the darkness of the tomb, and he will beg for the darkness of death. If you wish to know the name of the man, listen to the wind". The wind blows through the window and the voice says, "Trask! Trask!" Trask shouts, "No! No!". Suddenly, the chandelier stops shaking. Everything becomes quiet. The clock on the mantel strikes midnight. A voice calls, "Trask! Trask! Trask! Trask!" Trask hears the sound of a heart beating. He follows the sound and find that it seems to be coming from the cellar. At the cellar door, he wonders, "Why have I been summoned here?" and goes downstairs. Down there, he is surprised to find a coffin in the middle of the room. He asks, "Please! Whoever you are, why have I been summoned?"


Barnabas steps out the the shadows in a corner and growls, "You have been called at last to a richly deserved reward!" Trask exclaims, "Barnabas Collins! Why, you're dead!*" Barnabas replies, "Yes!" Trask says, "But you're here! I don't understand! It must be a nightmare! It must be my imagination!" Barnabas replies, "Your imagination has nothing to do with it". Trask says, "It must! I heard..." Barnabas interrupts, "Voices calling you to come here?" Trask asks, "Yes. How did you know?" Barnabas asks, "Did it sound something like this?" Barnabas fakes Abigail's voice calling, "Trask! Trask!" Trask, realizing he has been fooled, screams, "No! No!" Barnabas asks, "Why have you tried to destroy Victoria Winters? She's never hurt you or anyone else!" Trask exclaims, "She's a witch!" Barnabas tells him, "You know nothing about witchcraft or its evil power!" Trask insists, "She IS a witch!" Barnabas says, "You only tried to destroy her for your own reputation. If you had ever shown any pity to Miss Winters, I wouldn't do what I'm about to do, but you showed her no mercy, and I will show you none!" He points to the niche in the wall and tells Trask, "Look! Your tomb!" Trask begs, "No! No! You can't!", but Barnabas replies, "I can, and I will!" Trask says, "I was wrong about Miss Winters!" Barnabas asks, "Were you?" Trask replies, "She isn't a witch! I'll see to it no harm comes to her!" Barnabas asks, "So you admit you were wrong about her?" Trask replies, "Yes!" Barnabas asks, "So you'll write a letter confessing this?" Trask replies, "Yes!" Barnabas gives him the pen and paper he had Ben bring down earlier. Trask writes. Barnabas tells him, "A few words will do. Now sign it". Trask does so and says, "There. I've confessed." Barnabas announces, "Excellent". Trask asks, "May I go now?" Barnabas replies, "Soon, very soon". Trask asks, "Why not now?" Barnabas replies, "Because your last resting place is not yet ready". Trask protests, "But I signed a confession!" Barnabas replies, "You did so voluntarily. I never said I would let you go if you did so!" He grabs Trask and drags him towards the niche. Trask screams, "NO!! You can't! You can't!"

Nathan knocks at the door of Trask's hotel room and calls, "Trask? Are you there? Answer me!".

Barnabas is walling up the niche with bricks. Imprisoned inside, his hands chained to the ring, Trask screams, "No! Please no! Please!"

Having received no response, Nathan opens the door to Trask's room, goes inside and asks, "Are you asleep? Trask? Trask?" He lights a candle and says, "All right, wake up! Trask, I came here to make sure you didn't go to...Trask?" He shines the candle on Trask's bed. It is empty.

Barnabas is nearly done. One brick remains to be inserted, right in front of Trask's eyes. Barnabas calls, "Trask!" Trask semiconscious, replies, "I...Where?" Barnabas says, "Where are you? In your grave!" Trask, remembering where he is, screams, "No!" Barnabas holds a candle up to the hole in the wall and says, "Look at the light. Look deeply into the flame. Let it burn into your mind so you remember what the light was like after I seal you in eternal darkness!" Trask begs, "Please, no! No! No! No!" Barnabas puts the last brick in.

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Episode 443
(COL 6/DISK 4 #1)
1795

Tape Date: February 29, 1968
Air Date: March 6, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 231
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPres
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Craig Slocum as Noah Gifford
Charlotte Fairchild as Maid

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 to the past, back to the year 1795. When one man has discovered a secret, which if he uses it properly, will give him all the power he wants over the Collins family.

Nathan is in his room, examining Barnabas' cane. There's a knock at the door. Nathan asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Noah Gifford". Nathan lets him in. Nathan asks, "Did you get it? Did anyone see you? Was there anyone at the old house?" Noah replies, "No. I saw Ben as I was leaving, but he didn't see me". Nathan asks, "Is something wrong?" Noah replies, "As I was coming back, I saw a crowd forming. A fisherman had found Maude Browning's body. I want my payment for helping you the other night! Just give me my $50! I'm leaving town!" Nathan tells him, "If you'll stay here a little longer and help me with one more thing, I'll owe you $100. I have something exciting planned for the Collins family". Noah asks, "What?" Nathan replies, "The Collinsport Strangler is going to strike again! The strangler himself, or a reasonable facsimile of him, will be loose again, only this time, on a private estate". Noah warns, "You're going to end up drummed out of the navy with all your plotting", but Nathan says, "No, I'm going to end up rich and respected!". He asks, "Give me what I sent you for". Noah demands, "$50. Thirty five for helping you move the body, and fifteen for stealing the fan". Nathan tells him, "If you stay with me, I can pay you $30 a month". Noah says, "You don't have that kind of money!" Nathan replies, "I will after I marry one of the richest women in New England, Millicent Collins". Noah exclaims, "Are you kidding? The family won't even speak to you!" Nathan replies, "We'll see!" He hands over ten dollars to Noah, saying, "Here. Ten dollars. That's all I have." Noah takes the money and hands over the fan. Noah notes that the Collins family has left the old house deserted and vulnerable and suggests they loot it, but Nathan points out that they would never be able to sell the goods and tells him that's why he, Noah, needs him, Nathan, to do all the thinking. He hands writes something on the fan, gives it to Noah and tells him, "Take this to the front door of Collinwood. A maid will answer. Leave it for Miss Millicent Collins."

 
The maid gives the fan to Millicent. Millicent asks, "A fan? Who left it?" The messenger replies, "A messenger. Short he was". Millicent says, "And wrong he was. Everyone knows I don't use fans. Perhaps it was for Madam Josette". The maid points out, "But Madam Josette is dead. Perhaps it's from a secret admirer". Millicent looks at the fan and remarks, "I don't like mother of pearl. It reminds me of oysters, and oysters make me sick". She opens the fan. A strange expression crosses her face. The maid asks, "Are you all right?" Millicent replies, "Yes! Go! Please!" The maid leaves. Millicent looks at a message written on the fan again. It reads, "Meet me in the garden at eight. B." Millicent looks at the portrait of Barnabas and says, "Oh! Cousin Barnabas! You are finally ready to defend my honor!"

She goes into the drawing room, opens a drawer, and takes out a box. She opens the box and takes out a dueling pistol, remarking, "I will deliver the guns to you, and you will attend to the masculine details of the duel. I will watch, of course". Natalie comes into the room and exclaims, "Millicent! Do put that gun down! It might go off!" Millicent tells her, "It's not loaded". Natalie tells her, "Well, give it to me anyway just in case you're wrong", but Millicent replies, "No. I will give it to no one except Cousin Barnabas". Natalie asks, "Barnabas?" Millicent replies, "I received a letter from him a few days ago. He said he was enjoying London very much". Natalie says, "Barnabas is not in England". Millicent asks, "You know too?" Natalie replies, "Yes. I know Barnabas is dead". Millicent refuses to believe this, saying, "But I saw him!" Natalie asks, "When?" Millicent replies, "A week ago. Perhaps two". Natalie says, "Millicent, if you thought you saw Barnabas, you must have been imagining it", but Millicent insists, "No! And he wasn't a ghost either! Ghosts don't write notes!" Natalie asks, "Let me see". Millicent hands her the fan. Natalie exclaims, "The fan! It's Josette's!" Millicent asks, "Doesn't it prove he's alive?" Natalie warns, "You must not meet whoever sent this!" Millicent exclaims, "Your just like the rest of them! You're trying to prevent the duel!" Natalie says, "Millicent. You're the most proper person I've ever met. It would not be proper for you to meet a man at night, not even a cousin. If he wants to see you, he should come to you". Millicent agrees.

There's a knock at the door. The maid answers. Natalie hears a voice saying, "My name is Peter Bradford. I must talk to the Countess DuPres". She goes out into the foyer and asks, "What do you have to say to me, young man?" Peter replies, "I have a letter, a letter that proves Victoria Winters is innocent!" Peter tells Natalie about the letter. Natalie asks, "And why would I be interested in a letter from Trask?" Peter replies, "Because it says Miss Winters is innocent!" Natalie tells him, "Then you should show it to the proper authorities. Oh, I see you have." Peter admits that he has, but that they didn't believe in the authenticity of the letter and had to hear from Trask himself. He adds, "They wondered why he would send me a letter instead of going to them", then begs Natalie, "If there is a chance Miss Winters isn't guilty, you must help me! Tell me about Angelique!" Natalie replies, "I make it a practice not to talk about servants. This way, they won't talk about me". Peter points out, "Ben Stokes testified that Angelique was the witch!" Natalie counters, "He also testified that she was dead, but she wasn't". Peter asks, "Then where is she?" Natalie replies, "She's traveling. Her position here is very difficult". Peter says, "I was at her grave! I opened it! It was empty! You believe in ghosts. You know witches can return!" Natalie warns, "Don't tell me what I believe! That's no way to get my help!" Peter asks, "Answer one question! Who gained from the witchcraft? Miss Winters? No. You? No. Any member of the Collins family? No. But one person DID change her position as a result of the witchcraft..." Natalie exclaims, "Angelique! She came here as a servant and married the Collins' only son... Impossible!" Peter asks, "What did she know about witchcraft?" Natalie replies, "Everyone from the islands knows a little about it". Peter asks, "What do you know about her?" Natalie replies, "I hired her when she was very young. Her mother, she made potions and such. Angelique was always very embarrassed about her. Let me see that note." Peter gives her the note. Natalie reads it and says, "It looks very much like his handwriting. Let me compare". She takes a sheet of paper on which is something Trask had written out of one of the drawers of the desk. She compares the writing and says, "The same. But you say he left Collinsport". Peter replies, "He left hurriedly, without letting the innkeeper know. He had his things sent for, to Salem". Natalie tells him, "Then you must go to Salem and find Trask and find out why he wrote this letter"

It is almost 8:00 at night. The drawing room is empty.
Millicent goes in, takes out the dueling pistols,
and breaking her promise to the Natalie, goes out.

 
Nathan and Noah are out in the garden. Noah is dressed in clothing much like those Barnabas wears. Noah says, "I don't know how I let you talk me into this!" Nathan replies, "Because you possess the right trait. You're greedy. Here. Here's the mask". Noah asks, "Why do I need a mask? She doesn't know me". Nathan replies, "She will tomorrow. You'll be my assistant". Noah puts on the mask. Nathan gives Noah Barnabas' cane and says, "Make sure she sees this". They hide behind some bushes.

 
Finally, Millicent comes. She opens the box she is carrying and takes out a dueling pistol. Noah, alarmed, quietly tells Nathan, "She's got a gun!", but Nathan commands, "Go!". Noah comes out from hiding and attacks Millicent from behind. He puts the cane across her throat and starts to strangle her with it...


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Episode 444
(COL 6/DISK 4 #2)
1795

Tape Date: March 1, 1968
Air Date: March 7, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 232
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Craig Slocum as Noah Gifford

A séance has been held in the great house at 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. On this night in the garden on the Collins estate, a young woman expects to meet someone who will defend her honor.

Nathan suddenly jumps out of the bushes and "fights" Noah. Noah runs off. Nathan asks, "Millicent! Are you all right?" Millicent replies, "I think so". Nathan tells her, "You'd better sit down". Millicent exclaims, "He was going to kill me!" Nathan asks, "Did you see who he was?" Millicent replies, "No, I never saw his face. I did see his cane, though. It had a wolf's head, just like the one Barnabas used to carry". Nathan asks, "You're not suggesting it was Barnabas! He's out of the country!" Millicent tells him, "No he isn't. He sent me a note a little while ago. But why would he want to kill me?" Millicent tells Nathan how grateful she is he saved her. Naomi, who's heard the screaming, comes running and exclaims, "Millicent!" She sees Nathan and demands, "Lt. Forbes! What are you doing here?" Millicent intercedes, "You mustn't be angry! Lt. Forbes just saved my life!" Nathan explains that Millicent had been attacked by the strangler, whom he had fought off. Naomi says to Nathan, "Thank you. But what were you doing at Collinwood? My husband threatened to shoot you if he found you on Collins property!" Nathan replies, "I know, but I had to come. I couldn't bear the thought of leaving Collinsport without seeing Millicent one last time". Millicent asks, "You're leaving Collinsport?" Nathan replies, "Yes. I came to say goodbye." He asks Naomi for a moment alone with Millicent to say goodbye. Naomi reluctantly agrees. She tells Millicent, "Very well. I'll be waiting for you over there by the path".

 
Millicent asks Nathan, "How soon are you leaving?" Nathan replies, "There's a carriage leaving Collinsport at daybreak. I'll be on it". Millicent asks, "Tomorrow? Must you leave so soon?" Nathan replies, "I must leave as soon as possible. Joshua has ordered me to get transferred elsewhere". He adds, "To remain here one more day would be too painful. I didn't mean to hurt you. I realize how wrong I was and I'm sorry about that". Millicent asks, "Where are you going?" Nathan replies, "Boston, first, then to a new assignment. I must leave. There's packing to be done. But before I say goodbye, there's one thing I have to say to you. I love you very much. Goodbye, Millicent".

 
Millicent returns to Collinwood. In the foyer, she asks Naomi, "Has Cousin Joshua gone to bed yet?" Naomi replies, "No, he's in his study. You're not going to say anything to him about Lt. Forbes, are you?" Millicent says, "No, I'm going to talk to him about Barnabas. I received a note from him earlier, then he tried to strangle me! I know it was him! I saw his cane!" Naomi exclaims, "It couldn't have been him! It must have been someone with a similar cane!" Millicent says, "I must do something for Lt. Forbes! He saved my life". Naomi tells her, "You must forget him and start a new life".

But Millicent does not listen to Naomi. After Naomi goes upstairs, Millicent puts a cloak on and goes outside.

 
Noah Gifford is in Nathan Forbes' hotel room. Nathan returns. Noah remarks, "You took your sweet time, didn't you? What did you do out there?" Nathan replies, "I had to make sure the lady was all right. It went better than I expected. She thought you were Barnabas. There's nothing to worry about" and starts packing. Noah asks, "If there's nothing to worry about, then why are you packing?" Nathan replies, "It's part of the plan. She's got to think I'm leaving". Noah demands, "Give me my money. I'm leaving town!", but Nathan replies, "I don't have any money". Noah exclaims, "You don't have any?!" Nathan replies, "I told you, I won't have any money until the plan's fully executed. Don't worry. Everything has gone according to plan. Everything else will go fine as well. I want you out of my room. I'm expecting a visitor". Noah asks, "Who?" Nathan asks, "Who do you think?" Noah asks, "You think she's going to come here? You're out of your mind!", but Nathan confidently says, "She'll come" and orders, "Leave!" Noah refuses. Nathan insists, "She's coming!" Noah replies, "I'll believe it when I see it!"

They wait. Nathan insists, "She'll be here!" Noah asks, "Suppose she doesn't come? What happens to your plan then? I won't get my money!" There's a knock at the door. Nathan quickly rushes Noah out a back door, then quickly hides Barnabas' cane, then opens the door and exclaims, "Millicent!" Millicent asks, "I hope you're not shocked at my coming here". Nathan replies, "Shocked? It's a delightful surprise!" Millicent tells him, "I know I shouldn't see a gentleman alone, but when a gentleman has done something as brave as you did tonight! I hope it does not make you unhappy I'm here". Nathan tells her, "It's painful." Millicent asks, "Is it imperative you leave in the morning?" Nathan asks, "Are you asking me not to leave?" Millicent tells him, "What you did tonight was good and noble. I think perhaps I've not been fair to you. Perhaps I've misjudged you". Nathan replies, "No, there nothing that can absolve me for deceiving you." Millicent asks, "Do you really want to go away?" Nathan replies, "I want to do whatever's best for both of us". Millicent says, "I'm not sure it's for the best. Nathan, did you mean what you said to me earlier tonight?" Nathan replies, "Every word". Millicent asks, Do you really feel sorry about what happened?" Nathan replies, "Yes". Millicent asks, "And you really do love me?" Nathan replies, "No matter what happens, I will always love you". Millicent says, "I tried to face the thought of never seeing you again, and I can't face it. Nathan, please stay here in Collinsport!"

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Episode 445
(COL 6/DISK 4 #3)
1795

Tape Date: March 4, 1968
Air Date: March 8, 1968 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 233
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There she has found a family torn apart by strife and fear of the unknown. On this day one girl has come to an unexpected decision - a decision which will lead to her downfall, and which will lead to the uncovering of a terrifying and dangerous secret.

It is late in the afternoon of the next day. Millicent is in the foyer of Collinwood putting on her cape. Naomi comes into the foyer and asks, "Millicent, are you going somewhere?" Millicent replies, "Yes. Into town". Naomi asks, "Are you going shopping?" Millicent starts to say, "Yes...", but then says, I suppose I might as well tell you. You're going to find out anyway. Nathan Forbes has asked me to be his wife. We're going to be married!" Joshua, who's just stepped into the foyer, exclaims, "Millicent! Did I hear you correctly or are my ears playing tricks on me? Surely you are joking! Are you serious about marrying Forbes?" Millicent replies, "Yes, and even you can't stop me! No one can!" Naomi points out, "But you said you never wanted to see Forbes again". Millicent replies, "That was before he saved my life." Joshua remarks, "His sudden appearance was most convenient! What was he doing on my property anyway?" Millicent explains, "He came to say goodbye to me. And it was lucky for me he did! The man who attacked me would've killed me!" Joshua asks, "Have you forgotten how he deceived you?!" Millicent replies, "He was afraid to tell me about his wife. They were going to get a divorce". Joshua notes, "He can say anything he wants now that his wife is not here to contradict him!", but Millicent tells him, "I believe him". Joshua exclaims, "You're more gullible than I thought! You should know he's only interested in your money! Do you think a man like Forbes would give you a second thought if you were poor?" Millicent exclaims, "That's not true! Nathan loves me for myself! He cares nothing about my money! I will marry Lt. Forbes! I will become his wife!" Joshua thunders, "I will never give my permission!", but Millicent points out, "I don't need your permission!" Joshua warns, "I will take steps to stop you! I will have you declared insane!" He points out that he does have grounds to do so, that because of all the strain on her, she has been acting strangely lately. Millicent says, "You can't do that to me! You can't!" Joshua replies, "I can and I will if I must!" There's a knock at the door. It's Nathan. Joshua exclaims, "You have the audacity to come to this house?!" Nathan says, "I must see you", but Joshua refuses to talk to him. Millicent tells Nathan, "Nathan! He's going to have me declared insane!" Nathan assures her, "Nothing of the sort is going to happen." Joshua tells Nathan, "You will not marry Millicent without my permission!" Nathan replies, "You are right. But you WILL give your permission." He asks to speak to him in private. Joshua refuses. Nathan asks for just two minutes. Joshua finally agrees, saying, "I'm curious to see what you have to say".

Inside Joshua's study, Joshua tells Nathan, "All right, Lieutenant. You have two minutes. Say what you have to say and leave". Nathan says, "There are several reasons you should permit us to marry. First, I love Millicent and she loves me". Joshua interrupts, "I have never let sentiment sway me, especially when it comes from a liar!" Nathan continues, "It would be to your advantage if I became a member of the family." Joshua asks, "To my advantage?" Nathan tells him, "Every family has its secrets." Joshua asks, "What are you talking about?" Nathan replies, "I know your secret. The secret you have been hiding for several months. Surely I need say no more". Joshua says, "I want to know what you're getting at. This is a bluff!" Nathan replies, "I can assure you it isn't. I know the truth about Barnabas". Joshua asks, "Barnabas?" Nathan replies, "I know he never left for England". Joshua lies, "Of course he did!" Nathan replies, "That's not possible. He's here. Right here in Collinsport". Joshua exclaims, "Preposterous! Barnabas has been in England for weeks!" but Nathan tells him, "I've seen him! I've seen him, and so have several other people. Suki. When I found her at the old house, I asked her who killed her, and she said, 'Barnabas Collins' just before she died". Joshua says, "She must have been mistaken!", but Nathan asks, "Have you heard of a woman named Maude Browning?" Joshua asks, "The woman who was murdered?" Nathan replies, "Yes. She was attacked once before, but the man ran off. The man she described was Barnabas. I've seen him too". Joshua asks, "Where?" Nathan replies, "At the old house. I had gone to Maude's hotel room to warn her when I heard sounds inside. I hid and saw Ben coming out. I followed him to he old house. I heard voices inside. I looked in through a window and there was Barnabas". Joshua exclaims, "Impossible! It can't be!" Nathan continues, "Millicent was attacked last night. The attacker happened to drop this. It belonged to Barnabas". Joshua exclaims, "It did!" Nathan asks, "Now what do you have to say?" Joshua says, "None of this makes any sense!", but Nathan replies, "It makes perfect sense! Barnabas has become insane! He's becomes some kind of madman, and you're hiding him in the old house! Don't lie! I've seen him!" Joshua says, "He can't be..." Nathan remarks, "I'm starting to believe you really don't know anything about this." Joshua says, "I don't". Nathan tells him, "It doesn't matter. I'm sure you wouldn't want me going to the authorities with this. You'll give your permission for Millicent and me to marry. I'll await your decision in the drawing room" and leaves. Joshua says, "It can't be! Barnabas is dead! Dead!"

Nathan is waiting in the drawing room. Naomi comes into the room and remarks, "Lt. Forbes, I thought you'd be gone by now. Where's my husband?" Nathan replies, "In the study deciding to whether to consent to the marriage". Naomi tells him, "He'll never give his consent! What did you say to him?" Nathan replies, "I just told him that I loved Millicent". Naomi remarks, "That's all? He'll never give his permission on that basis!" Nathan remarks, "Mrs. Collins, you underestimate my powers of persuasion". Naomi tells him, "There was a time I liked you. There was a time I would've been happy to see you marry Millicent". Nathan remarks, "I'm sorry it's in the past tense". Naomi continues, "I cannot like a man who has deceived Millicent and testified against Miss Winters!" Nathan says, "I'm sorry about deceiving Millicent. I was only doing my duty in testifying". Naomi tells him, "Millicent is ill. Mentally. If you really loved her, you'd wait". Nathan refuses to wait. Naomi says, "If you'll excuse me, I must speak to my husband!" and leaves. Nathan pours himself a drink.

 
Joshua is still in his study, thinking. He gets a pistol and puts it inside his coat. Naomi comes into the room and says, "I must speak to you!" Joshua replies, "I can't speak to you now". Naomi insists, "You must! It's urgent! Is Lt. Forbes telling the truth? Are you going to give your consent to the marriage?", but Joshua just says, "Not now, Naomi" and leaves. Naomi pours herself a drink.

 
Nathan and Millicent are talking in the foyer. Millicent asks, "And you actually persuaded Joshua to listen to you?" Nathan replies, "He listened to me, all right". Joshua comes out of his study into the foyer. Millicent calls out, "Cousin Joshua!", but Joshua just tells her, "I can't talk to you right now, Millicent" and leaves. Millicent asks, "Where could he be going to?" Nathan replies, "Not far. To the old house". Millicent asks, "The old house? Why?" Nathan replies, "To think. To make a decision. When he comes back, he'll have made that decision. He will decide that you and I are to be man and wife".

 

Joshua goes into the old house. Inside, he catches Ben just outside the cellar door, just having come upstairs and asks, "Stokes! What are you doing here?" Ben replies, "Just checking around to make sure everything's all right". Joshua asks, "Who told you to do this?" Ben replies, "No one. I did it on my own". Joshua asks, "Where is he? Where's Barnabas?" Ben replies, "You know where he is. In the mausoleum". Joshua exclaims, "He's in this house!" Ben says, "He's dead!", but Joshua insists, "I know he's somewhere in this house and so do you! What were you doing down in the basement? You're hiding him down there, aren't you?" Ben blurts out, "You can't go down there! It's almost sunset!" Joshua asks, "What's THAT supposed to mean?" Ben says, "Nothing". Joshua orders, "Get out of here!" Ben, unable to think of anything else to say, sadly replies, "All right" and goes outside the old house. He looks and sees the the sun is just about to touch the horizon.

Inside, Joshua goes down into the cellar, sees what's sitting there and exclaims, "A coffin?!" The coffin begins to open. It is being opened by a hand curling out from inside the coffin, a hand wearing a distinctive onyx ring. Joshua, recognizing the ring, gasps, his voice trembling, "Barnabas! Barnabas!"

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Episode 446
(COL 6/DISK 4 #4)
1795

Tape Date: March 5, 1968
Air Date: March 11, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 234
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There a proud father fighting blackness goes to discover whether the son he believes dead and buried is actually alive.

Barnabas sits up in the coffin. Joshua gasps, "It is true! It is true!" Barnabas asks, "What is true, father? What?" Joshua replies, "I don't know what is true. I was in the room with you when you died. I listened for your heartbeat myself! I sat by your cold body until they brought the coffin. I went with them when they carried you the mausoleum. This is a terrible nightmare! I am imagining it!" Barnabas assures Joshua, "No. You are not, father". Joshua asks, "Then, you live?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Joshua asks, "How?" Barnabas replies, "Do not ask", but Joshua insists, "Why? I must know!", then suggests, "You never died! The coma was so deep it was a mistake! Then why didn't you come to me? I don't understand". Barnabas tells his father, "Don't try to. Go back to your own life. Forget you ever saw me. I never wanted you to find me". Joshua tells him, "I was not here by chance". Barnabas asks, "Did someone tell you I was here? Ben?" Joshua replies, "No, not Ben. You shall never find out how I found out about you. There was a woman in the village, Maude Browning. Then before that a Ruby Tate...." Barnabas interrupts, "I know the names". Joshua asks, "Is it true then? You did kill them! What kind of a monster have you become? How many others have you killed? Suki Forbes. Did you kill her?" Barnabas replies, "She was going to tell you and mother!" Joshua sadly asks, "Did I teach you nothing? A sense of honesty, at least?". Barnabas replies, "You did, Father, you did!". Joshua asks, " What happened to it? If you couldn't think of me, at least you could think of your mother!" Barnabas replies, "I did!" Joshua exclaims, "You thought of your Mother, and your solution was to murder again!? You didn't care about the shame, the scandal?" Barnabas says, "I did!" Joshua continues, "You even attacked your own cousin last night!" Barnabas, surprised, asks, "My cousin? I don't know what you're talking about". Joshua continues, "Don't lie to me. Millicent recognized your cane." Barnabas protests, "I did no such thing, I swear! I admitted everything else, why should I lie about Millicent?". Joshua gasps, "So you do admit to all the rest!". Barnabas explains, I admit the killings because I am compelled to kill. I tried to stop, but I could not. I am under a curse." Joshua, not believing this, asks, "Who believes in curses, who?" Barnabas sadly replies, "Everyone who has to. Anyone who is under one! I cannot help myself, Father!" Joshua tells him, "You should have come to me!", but Barnabas replies, "There was nothing you could do! It was better that you thought me dead." Joshua moans, "I would rather see you dead than the way your are now." Barnabas replies, "I would rather be dead!", then pauses and admits, "No, that is not true. There must still be some terrible urge that makes me want to go on, even as I am." Joshua says, "I will take you to the authorities!", but Barnabas says, "No you won't. There will be a trial. What would that do to Mother? Can you see her face when she sees me in the witness box admit that I am one of the living dead?" Joshua replies, "I will take care of your mother". He calls out, "Stokes!!", but Barnabas tells him, "He will not come until I call him, Father". In a sad voice, he continues, "If you would forget I would not have to do this!" He grabs Joshua by the throat and starts to strangle him, but quickly stops, finding that he cannot bear to do this. Joshua exclaims, "You would kill even ME! You must have always had so much hate in you. No one could be filled with it so quickly!" Barnabas tries to explain, "What I tried to do was make sure my mother never knew. I will do anything for you, father, if you will promise me that she will think me dead". Joshua asks, "Do you really mean that?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Joshua tells him, "Then you know what you must do", and places his pistol on top of the coffin. Barnabas asks, "Aren't you taking a chance, Father?" Joshua replies. "Perhaps. But only one of us will leave this room alive. Which one of us will be for you to decide!" Barnabas says, "I cannot kill you, father, nor you me." Joshua tells him, If you have any sense of honor left, you will do what must be done!"

Upstairs, Naomi comes in through the front doors of the Old House and calls out, "Joshua, where are you?"

Down in the cellar, Barnabas tells Joshua, "Father, I cannot do what you want." Joshua asks, "Are you afraid?" Barnabas replies, "No, Father. I can't, I just cant."

Meanwhile, upstairs, Naomi calls out, "Joshua, I know you're here somewhere!"

Down in the cellar, Barnabas gasps, "Mother! She's upstairs! You must go up and prevent her from coming down here!". Joshua replies, "First, one thing. You must find the strength to do what you must do. If not for your sake, then for ours!"

Joshua goes up to the living room. Naomi turns, sees him, and says, "Oh, you frightened me!" Joshua asks, "What are you doing here, Naomi?" Joshua, instead of answering, asks, "What are YOU doing here?". Naomi replies, "Lt. Forbes told me you came here. Why?" Joshua replies, "I walked to the old house. What is there to explain about that?" Naomi replies, "You must have had a reason for coming here. Lt. Forbes said you did". Joshua points out, "He is a known liar!" then says, "There is no earthly reason we cannot continue this conversation on the way back to Collinwood". Naomi asks, "Why are you in such a hurry to leave?" Joshua lies, "I'm not. It must be your imagination". Naomi continues, "Why do you look so shaken? What is this all about?" Joshua lies, "Forbes told me he had seen a light here. I came here to investigate, that's all." Suddenly, there's a banging noise. Naomi asks, "What was that? A door? Why would a door slam in an empty house. Joshua replies, "The wind?" Naomi says, "It sounded like a door to me" and asks, "Is there someone here you don't want me to know about?" Joshua tells Naomi, "Come on, Naomi!", and tries to pull her to the door. Naomi says, "Joshua, I think you're frightened!". Joshua lies, "I'm tired, Naomi. It has been a strenuous day". Naomi says," "I know how hard it has been for you. Maybe there is a way I can help you". Joshua replies, "There is a way you can help me." Naomi asks, "By letting you take me home?" Joshua replies, "Yes". Naomi says, "All right, Joshua. I've never know anyone who could take his privacy as seriously as you". Joshua begs, "Naomi, Please..." Naomi remarks, "You wonder why I feel alone. You never think of me." Joshua protests. "I do!" Naomi asks, "When do you think of me?" Joshua replies, "I'm thinking of you now!" and takes her away.

At Collinwood, Nathan Forbes is alone in the drawing room, enjoying himself immensely. He hears the front doors open and close, then the voices of Joshua and Naomi speaking. Joshua is saying, "There's nothing wrong. It's your imagination!". Naomi asks, "Where are you going?" Joshua replies, "To the yards." Naomi asks, "At this time of night?" Joshua replies, "I have business to do". Naomi asks, "Why didn't you do it earlier?" Joshua explains, "I didn't think of it earlier". Naomi protests, "But you're tired!" Nathan comes out into the foyer and butts in, "One is never too tired for business!" Naomi asks, "Lieutenant Forbes, what are you still doing here?" Forbes replies, "I'm sorry. I promised Mr. Collins I'd wait for him. We have some unfinished business". He remarks on how much he enjoys the comforts of Collinwood, then says, "I've taken the liberty of pouring myself a brandy, if you don't mind. Would you like one?" Joshua grumbles, "I am not used to my own guests offering me the hospitality of my own house, sir!" Nathan replies, "I'm sorry, Sir. That was forward of me. Have you come to a decision yet?" Naomi looks puzzled. Nathan explains to her, "Mr. Collins is reconsidering his feelings. I've made it clear to him how much Millicent and I want to get married". He turns to Joshua and asks, "Are you willing to give us your blessings now, Sir?" Joshua replies, "My blessings, no. But if Millicent insists on this marriage, I will not stand in her way". Naomi, totally shocked, exclaims, "Joshua!" Nathan promises, "Thank you sir, you will not regret this." He asks Naomi to bring Millicent down so he can tell her the good news". Naomi tells him, "Tomorrow will be time enough for that, sir.", but Nathan insists that she bring Millicent down immediately. Naomi, insulted, exclaims, "I'm not in the habit of being ordered around in my own house!", but Joshua tells her, "Naomi, would you please bring Millicent down here". Naomi, shocked, exclaims, "Joshua!" Joshua begs, "Please..." Naomi finally relents, "If you wish". Nathan says, "Thank you so much, Mrs. Collins," but Naomi replies, "Lt. Forbes, I am doing this because my husband asked me to, not you". She remarks, "I trust you will not stay unnecessarily long". Nathan replies, "Only ask long as Millicent wants me to". Naomi goes upstairs to get Millicent. Nathan asks Joshua, "How did you find your son. Is he well?" Joshua angrily replies, "I do not intend to talk about this with you!"

Nathan remarks, "We will be seeing a lot of each other soon". Joshua promises, "I shall take care that does not happen!" Nathan "reminds" him, "Mr. Collins, I distinctly remember you offering to let Millicent and I stay in the West Wing until we found a place of our own". Joshua explodes, "I never made any such promise!" Nathan calmly continues, "If you didn't, Then it must have been an oversight." Joshua reiterates, "I will not have you living under the same roof!" Nathan asks, "You did not tell Mrs. Collins who was in the old house?" Joshua replies, "I did not, and if you do..." Nathan interrupts, "There will be no need to tell her if everything goes as I think it will". He asks, "Will it?" Joshua, looking defeated, nods. Nathan continues, "We won't be here very long. We'll be going on a long voyage. I'm going to be taking Millicent on the grand tour. Millicent's always wanted to see Europe". Joshua sarcastically remarks, "Since it'll be her money that'll be paying for it, that is extremely considerate of you", then says, "Now excuse me. I trust you will not tell Mrs. Collins where I am going this time. Good night, Lieutenant".

 

Joshua goes to the old house and goes down into the cellar. Barnabas says to him, "I am here, father." Joshua sadly notes, "You couldn't do it". Barnabas relies, "I told you that". Joshua remarks, "You were never a coward before!". Barnabas replies, "And I am not one now". Joshua reminds him, "'By your acts you shall be known'. I taught you that when you were a child. Have you forgotten it?" Barnabas replies, "No, I haven't forgotten, Father. My memory is the one thing I still have left. The curse, Father! I can not destroy myself! Don't you understand?" Joshua replies, "You have given me nothing I can understand!" Barnabas explains, "Your gun cannot kill me, is that plain enough? It cannot!" Joshua says, "You are trying to escape!" Barnabas replies, "Yes. Let me escape. Where is Ben. I need him." Joshua moans, "I am to release you, to let you murder? Why? How can I let you do this? How?" Barnabas explains, "Because I am a vampire! I must have blood!" Joshua moans, "More madness! There is no such things as vampires!" Barnabas points out, "I am proof that there are!", but Joshua continues, "Only in books! In tales written by the ignorant and superstitious!" Barnabas begs, "Let me escape, I have told you everything now! I am helpless! I am compelled to do what I must do!" Joshua moans, "My son! My son! Does nothing I taught you mean anything to you?" Barnabas sadly replies, "No, nothing you taught me means anything to me now. I am only aware of your pain. Let me escape. It is the only chance any of us has. I have become an animal. Every instinct in me now is to kill! Everything about me has changed! I am no longer your son." Joshua says, "Barnabas..." Barnabas replies, "Yes?" Joshua continues, "I must do this. I must. Forgive me. Forgive me, dear son!" He raises the pistol, aims it at Barnabas' heart, and shoots...


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Episode 447
(COL 6/DISK 4 #5)
1795

Tape Date: March 6, 1968
Air Date: March 12, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 235
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
David Henesy as Daniel Collins

A séance has been held in the great house at 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 the time when the darkest, most hideous secret in the history of the Collins family was born. On this night, in the old Collins mansion, Joshua Collins will try to put that secret to rest for all time.

But the bullet has absolutely no effect on Barnabas. Joshua is shocked. He gasps, "I don't understand! I shot you in the chest!" Barnabas replies, "Now you know why I would not destroy myself. It cannot be done". Joshua exclaims, "You should be dead!" Barnabas replies, "Don't you understand? What I have been trying to tell you all along is that I am already dead!". Joshua gasps, "What has happened to you is incomprehensible! It defies all reason! You cannot go on forever in the state you're in!" Barnabas replies, "I have no choice in the matter. There is no way for me to change what I have become". Joshua moans, "I don't believe that! There has to be a way!", but Barnabas replies, "There isn't!" Joshua reasons, "If it is possible for one to be cursed, then it is is also possible for one to be released from a curse". Barnabas replies, "Even if it were, Angelique would never let it happen". Joshua asks, "Angelique? What does she have to do with this?" Barnabas tells him, "She is responsible for all the evil that has happened in our lives. She wanted me for herself, and she got me, using all the powers at her command. Jeremiah's death, Josette, Sarah, she was responsible for all of it". Joshua asks, "You mean to tell me that Angelique is the witch?" Barnabas replies, " Yes". Joshua asks, "How long have you known this?" Barnabas replies, "I found out a few days after our marriage." Joshua asks, "Why didn't you tell anyone this?" Barnabas explains, "She warned me that if I told anyone her secret, she would destroy the whole family." Joshua asks, "I see. And the wrong person is being tried for Witchcraft. Miss Winters is innocent". Barnabas replies, "Completely". Joshua promises, "I will see that the girl is released." Barnabas asks, "How?" Joshua replies, "How? Tell the court the truth, of course!". Barnabas points out, "You can't very well do that without telling them about me!" Joshua admits he cannot do that. Barnabas again asks what he will do. Joshua replies, "I will find someone to give you peace, someone who can release this curse". Barnabas asks, "Who?" Joshua replies, "I don't know. I will send for the Reverend Trask." Barnabas tells him, "The Reverend Trask is dead". Joshua asks, "Dead?! Did you..." Barnabas replies, "Yes". Joshua moans, "I can't believe this is really happening!!! Tell me, did you also kill Abigail?" Barnabas replies, "No, She was dead before I laid a hand on her. her heart failed". Joshua exclaims, "But you would have killed her! I cannot let you go on like this. You are going with me, until I find a way to put you to rest forever...." Barnabas asks, "Go with you? Where?" Joshua replies, "Back to Collinwood. I will put you in the tower room. I will keep you there until I can find some help for you". Barnabas growls, "I will not be confined by your or anyone else!" Joshua tells him sternly, "I can't let you roam the countryside killing like an animal! You will come with me!" Barnabas refuses, "I said no!" Joshua tells him, "Then it will be necessary for you to kill me after all. Because if I leave this room alive, I will not keep your secret, Barnabas". Barnabas asks, "Who will you tell?" Joshua replies, "Your mother". Barnabas gasps, "You can't do that!" Joshua replies, "The choice is yours, not mine. If you want to protect your mother, you will either kill me, or you will put yourself under my charge. There is no third way. Make up your mind, Barnabas!"

Meanwhile, back at Collinwood, young Daniel Collins comes down the stairs into the foyer calling, "Millicent, where are you?" From inside the drawing room, Millicent answers, "In here, Daniel". Daniel comes into the drawing room. Millicent asks, "What's wrong? You look so frightened!" Daniel explains, "I knocked at the door to your room. There was no answer. I thought you had gone away!". Millicent assures him, "Daniel, I would never go away without telling you!" Daniel explains, "I guess I was just afraid. I had a dream that I was the only person in the house". Millicent tells him, "Well, you can see now you're not alone, can't you?" Daniel continues, "I never used to have bad dreams, until I came here". There's the sound of a large lightning bolt. Millicent tells him, "It's just the storm. It's nothing to be afraid of", but Daniel replies, "No, it's everything about this house, and everything's that's happened to everyone who lives her". Outside, dogs start howling. Daniel exclaims, "Listen!" Millicent asks, "What is it?" Daniel asks, "Can't you hear it?" Millicent asks, "You mean the dogs howling?" Daniel replies, "Yes. Every time something bad's going to happen, those dogs start to howl". Millicent tells him, "What I think you need is a change of scenery. I wasn't going to tell you until later, but maybe it would be best for me to tell you now. I'm going to get married". Daniel asks, "To Lieutenant Forbes?" Millicent replies, "Yes. I'm going to be very happy, and I want you to be very happy, too, Daniel." Daniel replies, "I like Lt. Forbes. He's been very nice to me". Naomi comes into the room and asks, "Daniel, what are you doing up so late?" Millicent explains, "He couldn't sleep". Daniel tells Naomi, "But I feel all right now". Naomi tells him to go to bed. He leaves. Naomi asks Millicent about her marriage, asks, "Are you sure you want to go on with this?" Millicent replies, "I've never been sure of anything in my life". Naomi voices some doubts about Nathan, "Are you sure he loves you, or is it your money?" Millicent replies, "I have a way of proving his sincerity". Naomi asks, "How?" Millicent replies, "I am going into town tomorrow and have my attorney put every penny in Daniel's name". Naomi asks, "Are you sure you should take such a drastic step?" Millicent replies, "Nathan will be able to support me". Naomi asks, "Have you discussed this with him?" Millicent replies, "No". Naomi tells her, "I don't like the man, but you are getting married to him tomorrow. Don't you think you should tell him?" Millicent replies, "No, I already know my money makes no difference to him. He told me a long time ago I could renounce my fortune and he would still love me!". The clock strikes the hour. Millicent excuses herself and goes upstairs to bed.

Joshua comes in through the front doors and asks, "Naomi, have you seen Ben?" Naomi replies, "Not since this afternoon". Joshua explains, "There's something I need to speak to him about". Naomi tells him, "I think it's more important you talk to me. What's wrong, Joshua?" Joshua lies, "There is nothing wrong with me". Naomi continues, "I am not blind, Joshua. Something's made you change your attitude about Lt. Forbes". Joshua lies, "I don't know what you're talking about". Naomi explains, "When you found out they were going to marry, you were enraged". Joshua explains, "Millicent is of age. She would have married with or without my approval. So I gave them to her". Naomi points out, "But you still could have stopped the marriage if you had wanted to". Joshua replies, "I don't want to. The marriage will take place tomorrow!". Naomi asks, "Why did you go to the Old House after talking to Lt. Forbes?" Joshua lies, "I felt like taking a walk, and I happened to walk in the direction of the old house." Naomi asks, "Then why did you take your pistol? Did you feel endangered? Something happened, something that almost destroyed you, and I want to know what it is. For some strange reason, I have the feeling it has something to do with Barnabas". Joshua says, "That is absurd!" and leaves, refusing to discuss the subject further.

Later, Joshua surreptitiously takes Barnabas to the tower room. Barnabas asks, "Do you really believe I can stay here?" Joshua replies, "You must. You have no choice". Barnabas points out, "My needs are different from those of ordinary humans. When the time comes for me to feed, the impulse will be impossible to resist". Joshua tells him, "You must resist it with all you will!". Barnabas asks, "You have found Ben?" Joshua replies, "Yes. All the arrangements have been made. You will have everything here as it is in the Old House". Barnabas tells him, "I must have it by morning." Joshua assures him he will. Barnabas asks, "What will you do if someone happens to discover me?" Joshua replies, "No one ever comes to the tower room". Barnabas replies, "I see. Has it ever occurred to you the risk you are taking by doing this? She has already prevented me from ending curse once. She will do the same when she finds out what you are trying to do". Joshua asks, "You mean Angelique? You told me she was dead!" Barnabas replies, "I told you I killed her. I never said she was dead. She is still with us, and she will never allow the curse to be broken". Joshua tells him, "My first responsibility is to take care of you. I will deal with the witch, if and when it becomes necessary". He leaves the tower room, closing the door behind him and locking it.

 
Meanwhile, downstairs in the drawing room, Naomi has gone to the window, opened it, and is looking out, a quizzical look on her face. Joshua comes down, sees Naomi looking out the window and tells her, "Naomi, it's late. Haven't you gone to bed?" Naomi replies, "I couldn't sleep" and asks, "Were you in the tower room just now?" Joshua lies, "No, why?" Naomi replies, "Because there was light up there". Joshua assures her, "There couldn't be". Naomi insists, "But I saw a candle in the tower!". Joshua tells her sternly, "Well, If you saw anything, it must have been your imagination because you know as well as I..." Naomi tries to interrupt, "It wasn't my imagination!", but Joshua states, with finality, "You know as well as I do that no one has ever used that tower, and it was not used tonight!" and closes the window.

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Episode 448
(COL 6/DISK 4 #6)
1795

Tape Date: March 7, 1968
Air Date: March 13, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 236
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
David Henesy as Daniel Collins

A séance has been held in the great house at 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 in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly condemned as a witch, while all around her a torrent of tragic events continues to engulf the Collins family.

It is the morning of the wedding. Millicent tells Joshua that she thought she saw lights and shadows in the tower room windows last night. Joshua lies, "I saw them too. It was a trick of the moonlight reflecting off the glass". They discuss the upcoming marriage. Joshua asks, "I trust you haven't told him you've signed all your money over to Daniel yet?" Millicent confidently says, "It will make no difference to him. This will prove his strength of character!" Daniel comes into room and announces that Lt. Forbes is here. Nathan comes into the room. Naomi comes in right after him and asks why he's here. Nathan explains, "It's such a nice day today after that storm we had last night I felt like dropping by". Naomi starts to take Millicent away, saying the bride and groom shouldn't see one another before the wedding. Millicent, thinking, says to Joshua, "There WAS a storm last night! There was NO moon! It couldn't have been the reflection...", but Joshua cuts her short, "You're keeping Naomi waiting!", and pushes her off. Naomi and Millicent leave. Nathan remarks, "So, Millicent saw a light in the tower". Joshua angrily replies, "There was no light in the tower! She is over imaginative!" Nathan says, "I was just curious". Joshua explodes, "I'm not interested in your curiosity! Is that clear?" Nathan replies, "My curiosity is no longer aroused. It is satisfied! We shall meet at the wedding!" and leaves.

 
The wedding has taken place and everyone has returned to Collinwood, sitting in the drawing room enjoying glasses of champagne. Naomi remarks, "Joshua, I believe it is customary to toast the bride and groom". Joshua replies, "Yes, it is customary". Nathan offers the toast, "I'd like to toast to the woman who made me the happiest man on earth, Mrs. Nathan Forbes!" Everyone drinks to that. Nathan thanks Joshua and Naomi, "Thank you for letting us stay at Collinwood. I'd like to announce that I've resigned from the Navy. In a few weeks, I'll have more time for my wife. I plan on taking her on a trip around the globe!" Millicent starts to look worried and says, "Let's talk about this some other time". Nathan remarks, "It seems that my new wife has some ideas of her own!". Joshua smiles evilly and says, "Indeed it does!". Naomi and Millicent leave. Joshua says to Nathan, "I do not want to intrude on the prerogative of your wife, but you will indeed see that she has made plans of her own!" and leaves.

 
Nathan remains in the drawing room sipping champagne, gloating over how his plans have worked out so well. Daniel comes into the room and asks, "Why is Cousin Joshua so angry? I just saw him storming up the stairs. He has nothing to be angry about. He couldn't be angry about you marrying Millicent. You're already married. And it couldn't be about the money". Nathan asks, "The money?" Daniel continues, "My sister's money". Nathan lies, "I'm not interested in your sister's money". Daniel says, "I know. You proved that my marrying her even though she signed over all her money to me. She has no money now. Now no one has any reason not to like you at all, not even Cousin Joshua." Nathan replies, "I'm not angry - with your cousin Joshua!" and storms off.

 
Millicent is in her room crying. Daniel comes in and asks, "Why are you crying?" Millicent replies, "Please go away!", but Daniel continues, "Why are you so unhappy? I thought that people were happy on their wedding day". Millicent continues to cry and repeats, "Leave me alone!". Daniel asks, "Did the Lieutenant make you cry?" Millicent tells him, "Daniel, that's none of your concern! Now go away!" Daniel continues, "Is it because he went into town?" Millicent replies, "I know he'll come back! I know it!" Daniel asks, "Is it because you gave all your money to me? You can have it back if you want". Millicent replies, "No. I want to be left alone. Please go". Daniel leaves.

 
The clock in the foyer reads 7:05. Nathan finally returns. Naomi confronts him. Nathan lies, "I had some errands to run in town. I didn't think it would take me this long". Naomi tells him, "You've been drinking! I can tell! If you plan to hurt Millicent..." Nathan interrupts, "Mrs. Collins, that room, that room at the top of the tower...", but is interrupted by Daniel coming into the room saying, "Cousin Naomi, Millicent is in her room crying". Naomi leaves to see Millicent. Nathan promise Daniel that he'll go talk to Millicent. Daniel tells him, "I don't want anything to happen to her mind. She still has to handle my money for me until I'm of age. If something happens to her, who will take care of my money?" Nathan, looking like he's just gotten an idea, replies, "I'm going to look after her carefully, very very carefully!

Nathan goes up to Millicent. Millicent complains, "How could you leave me on our wedding day?" Nathan lies, "I wanted to get a gift for you". Millicent complains, "You don't love me!" Nathan replies, "I do! What can I do to prove it to you?" Millicent tells him, "There is a way, but I'm afraid of losing you..." Nathan assures her, "You're not going to lose me!" Millicent tells him, "I went to see my lawyer. I have no money! I've signed it all over to my brother Daniel!" Nathan laughs at this. Millicent says, "I don't understand..." Nathan tells her, "Now neither of us will ever have to worry about the money again! We can just love one another! Now go make yourself pretty and we can go down to dinner!" While she is not looking, he steals one of her earrings from a table. Millicent looks out the window and sees the light in the tower again. She tells Nathan about it, saying she also saw it earlier, but Joshua told her it must be her imagination. Nathan looks and tells her he sees no light. Millicent tells him she does see the light and becomes hysterical, saying she fears what might be there. Nathan gets a gleam in his eyes. He obviously has a plan...

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Episode 449
(COL 6/DISK 4 #7)
1795

Tape Date: March 8, 1968
Air Date: March 14, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 237
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie DuPrés
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Anita Bolster as Bathia Mapes

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 in a tower room, one man, a living secret from most of his family, waits impatiently for a cure to be removed.

Joshua, at the old house, looks at his watch waiting the arrival of Natalie DuPres. There's a knock on the door and it is her. Joshua lets her in "Thank you for meeting me here" he says to her as he takes her coat. Joshua says, "You, eh... must have found my note. Bewildering." Natalie replies "I am never bewildered, Joshua. I am always curious." Joshua explains, "I gave great thought to where we should meet. I would find it less difficult to say what I have to tell you." She responds "I am surprised. You always seemed the man who has no difficulty saying whatever came to his mind." She then walks into the drawing room of the old house looking about. "Oh how I hoped never to enter this house again." She then stops and gasps at the painting above the mantel. Joshua asks "What's wrong , Madam?" She replies "The portrait of Josette... Wa.. Where is it?" Joshua answers "It's in Josette's room. Barnabas moved it." Natalie shocked turns and asks "Barnabas?!... But... Her painting was hanging here the night that he died. I was in this room. I saw his body. Carried from the house. I'm sure you must be mistaking'." Joshua replies "Well you are not mistaking, Madam. The portrait was there that night." Natalie says "Then he could not have moved it. Who did?... Joshua, tell me." Joshua turns to her and explains "Madam, Barnabas is not dead." Natalie stairs at Joshua in stunned disbelief then turns away mystified. "Barnabas IS dead... Josette was with him when he died. I.. do not understand!" Joshua replies "I do not expect you to understand, I don't understand myself." Natalie says "If he is alive..." Joshua exclaims "DO NOT DOUBT ME MADAM! As difficult as it is." Natalie paces and tells Joshua "I.. I... must see him." Joshua yells back "NO!" Natalie trying to reason says "But... But if.. Barnabas lives, why did Josette... why did she jump from Widow's Hill?... I.. I must talk with him." Joshua insist "No! No Madam!" Joshua continues "I regret reopening your sorrows." Joshua explains to Natalie "He is under a curse and I hope your knowledge of the occult would help him undo the curse" Natalie offended responds to Joshua "You may assume I know more than I do. Why not go to Miss Winters if she placed the curse..." then tells Natalie, “Miss Winters is not the witch.” Natalie asks "If she is not, who is?" Joshua says "Another in our house." And then answers her own question "Angelique.." She continues "For days now I tried to accept that possibility... Since Peter came to me". When Joshua asks about her powers, she misunderstood him and thinks he's accusing her for being Angelique’s accomplice. Joshua tells her "No Madam, I just want the curse undone." Natalie asks, “What do you want from me?” Joshua replies, “I don’t know.” Natalie relies "It’s not completely impossible. I might know of some way. I will send a psychic message. But the person who shows up to raise the curse may be a friend, or an enemy." Natalie knows of one curse that was ended. She then turns to the painting and gasp again. The candles blow out. Then they hear a knock on the door of the old house and the portrait that is hanging there now, shows light and is illuminated by an image of a painting of Angelique. Natalie gasps "Look" Joshua says "Angelique!... Natalie replies "She's here.. She'll hurt us.. She will try to stop us." Joshua says "There must be something we can do!" Natalie insist "We must hurry." And they leave the old house.

Having been told by Natalie that Collinwood must be completely empty except for her and him, Joshua convinces everyone to go into town to listen to a speech by the governor. He tells them he cannot go because of his gout. Joshua gives the servants the night off and tells the others they must go see the governor speak at the Inn. Natalie and Daniel are already waiting in a carriage. Riggs has been sent ahead for overnight accommodations. When Nathan, suspicious, asks if he will be joining them, Joshua uses the excuse of his gout bothering him.
Joshua goes upstairs, leaving Nathan and Millicent alone in the drawing room. Millicent is staring out the window up at the tower room. Nathan tells Millicent that she must conquer her fears. He then convinces Millicent to go investigate the light in the tower room that he claims is not there. But both of them do see the light. He also tells her at one point he doesn’t understand her. One of them mentions a prison poet. A storm is coming. Millicent then tries to tell Nathan she does not see the light. He then yells at her "That is the FIRST lie you've told me". For, he still sees the light, but does not tell her that he does. Millicent will go to the Tower Room, Nathan manipulating her into it, telling her "You are not afraid of a house you knows well. And you must go alone." Finally, she agrees to go to the tower room.

 
Joshua watches from the door as we hear the carriage pull away. Thinking that everyone has left, Joshua and Natalie start their mini-séance in the drawing room. Natalie starts the incantation and tells him "Think of Barnabas." Joshua says “He is all I think of now.” Natalie also tells Joshua to ignore anything strange that happens. She calls, “Come now…”
Nathan’s footsteps are on the steps and he comes to the door of the drawing room and eavesdrops. His sword hits the door and makes a loud sound. Joshua opens the door and finds Nathan in the foyer. He asks "What are you doing here?" Nathan replies "I can't find Millicent." Joshua tells him "She's probably in the carriage with Daniel and Naomi and if you hurry, maybe you can catch it too." Nathan leaves. Natalie and Joshua resume their séance.
Millicent hears Nathan’s words in her head urging her on. She goes to the tower room. She unlocks the door and goes inside. When she opens the doors, Barnabas grabs her and she becomes hysterical. She sees the coffin and becomes even more hysterical. Barnabas tells her "I will let you go if you promises that you will not tell anyone you saw me". She hysterically screams "I cannot promise that!" Barnabas tells her "You have left me no choice." and bites her. She lets out an agonizing scream. "AHHHHHHHH!"


 
Natalie and Joshua sit in the drawing room, awaiting the results of their séance. The candle goes out. They go out into the foyer. The candles there go out too. Natalie hears footsteps. The front doors open, revealing an old woman dressed completely in black. She comes in and says, "YOU have sent for me. But the man you have sent for me to see, that man is already gone."

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Episode 450
(COL 6/DISK 4 #8)
1795

Tape Date: March 1, 1968
Air Date: March 15, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 238
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Natalie duPrés
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Anita Bolster as Bathia Mapes

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. And a father, determined to save his son from a curse, indulges in black magic himself to summon someone, anyone, who can make the son well again.

(Missed. Earlier synopses follows)

Joshua tells the old woman "What do you mean my son is not here?" The old woman tells them "There is no one under a curse in the house, but that there IS madness locked in a room. It is not a man, it is a woman". She hears laughter. She walks over to Barnabas' portrait and says "For him to return". They explain that he's locked in the tower room and he can't get out. The old woman says "If he is there, then you need not my services any further." She can sense that this is the man under the curse. She tells Joshua to see for himself. He goes up to the tower room to investigate. In the foyer, Bathia tells Natalie that there are many tragedies in this house. Many tears and that there are more to come. She also explains that the one who holds the curse, if removed the man may die.

Joshua arrives at the tower room and finds Millicent locked in there. She babbles about Joshua being in her room (claiming the tower room is hers). He demands to know from her where Barnabas is. She says "Isn't it strange that we all know that Barnabas is dead?" She displays major mood swings, blaming herself for everything then turns and acts like everything is great and as if Joshua had just arrived.. Joshua feels sorry for her, “Millicent, Millicent, my poor Millicent. I will make it up to you.” He finds that she has two holes in her neck and is totally insane. He goes back downstairs and tells the women about Millicent. He tells Natalie to take Millicent to her room and take care of her.

Joshua asks the old woman if she knows where Barnabas is. The old woman replies that she does not, but tells him that she can send him a telepathic message and summon him.

Barnabas is at the docks, about to attack a woman. Suddenly, a ghostly light appears, and Barnabas hears the old woman's voice telling him he must follow the light.


 



 



 



 



"He has heard...
I do not know if he had listed,
but he has heard..."

Joshua and the old woman are in the tower room, awaiting Barnabas. The old woman announces, "He is here." The door opens. Barnabas steps into the room. The old woman conducts a ceremony to try to remove the curse. As she is doing so, Angelique starts to speak through Barnabas. She tells the old woman that she will kill her if she tries to remove the curse. Suddenly, Barnabas, possessed by Angelique, grabs the old woman by the throat and starts to strangle her.

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Episode 451
(COL 6/DISK 4 #9)
1795

Tape Date: March 12, 1968
Air Date: March 18, 1968 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 239
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
Anita Bolster as Bathia Mapes

A séance has been held in the great house at 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 in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly condemned as a witch and the powers of darkness themselves are invoked to undo the curse left behind by a cruel and terrifying force.

Joshua manages to pull Barnabas off the old woman. Barnabas lapses into unconsciousness. Joshua demands she start the ceremony over. She tells Joshua that she is afraid of Angelique's power and refuses to continue. She says it means the battle between her spirit and the spirit of Angelique. She ask Joshua "She's dead. Isn't she... at least of this world?" Joshua answers "Yes." She responds "Then the combat would take it in the deepest recesses of the deepest dark..." Joshua insist she try again. "But you have the power. You have proved that." She responds "She too has the power. Certainly SHE has proved that." Joshua begs "You've got to do something to help him." "No Mr. Collins... I can help no more..." Desperate, Joshua begs harder "Yes! You must! I'll give anything you want; money... anything." She replies "I would help you if I could..." Joshua pleas "YOU CAN!!" She shouts "I CAN'T!!! I WONT!!!... The simple reason.. I'm terrified. With all my powers I'm still human. Remember that." Joshua felling defeated sadly says "Then nothing more can be done." Bathia also feeling defeated tells Joshua she must leave. Just as she's about to exit, Barnabas regains conscience. He begins to babble, "I see a ravaged countryside... The people in danger... terror... Innocent people are made monsters! I see good men turn to evil! And I see... and I see... I see the source of the evil... I see the cause of the terror... I see... I SEE MYSELF!!!" Joshua pleads to Bathia "HELP HIM, PLEASE! I BEG YOU!!!" Bathia reluctant, agrees to try it again. She tells Joshua "We must go to the house of the first curse. It is not this place. It is not this house. We must Journey through some wooded land." Joshua asks "The old house?" She replies "A house with high tall columns. That is the place." Joshua verifies it is the Old House "You will try again there." She request that she be given something that belonged to Angelique. He assures that he can provide. She also ask that they NOT be disturbed. He promises her again. She says any disturbance will be fatal. He promises she will be rewarded handsomely. She states "My survivor will be my reward. Will mean the death of an evil spirit." Joshua replies "Then the curse will be lifted." She responds "It will dissolve into the dark... if I am successful. Go now take your son. You'll be seen by no one." Barnabas and Joshua leave. Bathia, standing in front of the coffin holding her cross by her heart starts praying "Silence.. My spirit... Fear not... The power of goodness is yours... The power of light is yours... Silent... silent... Fear not... fear not."

 
Joshua and Barnabas enter the foyer via the rear entrance. From the upstairs landing, Millicent watches them going outside on their way to the old house. Millicent stands at the top of the stairs smiling... "Barnabas... I told them you were not dead. I told them."


 
At the old house, The painting of Angelique is glowing over the fireplace. Barnabas, gazing at the painting in horror wonders "Why does she look at me like that?" Joshua tells him not to look at it. Bathia warns him not to stare into the eyes too long. Unable to stop staring, he says "The eyes are looking into the pit of my soul. STOP HER, PLEASE!" Bathia walks over to him, put her hand on his shoulder and tells him "Come away... Do not look into the picture anymore." She turns to Joshua "Did you find something that belonged to Angelique?" He answers "I think this ribbon is hers but I can't be sure." She explains "There is one way to make certain." She take the ribbon from Joshua and holds it up to the painting and the painting begins to glow intensely. Barnabas yells "WHAT IS THAT LIGHT??!!" Bathia concludes "It was hers... Now we can begin." She reminds Joshua that there must be no disturbances or all is lost. He assures her no one will disturb the ceremony. She explains "My work depends upon it... and my very existence. Let us begin."

Back at Collinwood, Nathan, sipping brandy, and Naomi are in the drawing room wondering where Millicent is. Naomi assumed Nathan knew her whereabouts. But Nathan thought she was with her. Nathan expresses how he doesn't like her wondering around knowing the state that she's in. Naomi replies "Perhaps she's looking for you. Perhaps she's worried. It is rather late." Nathan responds "With all due respect Mrs. Collins, I am sincerely distressed." She replies "I have no doubt. I'm going to David's room (she was suppose to say Daniel's room) perhaps I'll see her on the way. Shall I tell her you're here, or in your room?" Nathan, sipping brandy, tells her "I'll be here for some time yet." Naomi sarcastically replies "I'm sure..." as she walks out of the drawing room. Nathan, just about to pour himself another drink hears Millicent giggling in the room. "Millicent..." he whispers sharply. "Millicent, where are you?" Millicent, hiding behind the curtain, says in a giggling tone "If you would find me, good Lieutenant, you must search for me." He walks over to the curtain and finds her there. Millicent giggling away is exposed by Nathan "So you've been here all along." She begins to babble on, acting like she forgot they were even married. "How handsome you look. Have you brought me flowers?" Nathan replies "No, I haven't." She walks out from behind the curtain talking silliness "Usually, when a gentleman courts a lady he brings some token." Confused, Nathan asks "Courts???" She continues "If you had hoped to win my hand, you must prove the honor of your hopes with small but meaningful gifts." "Millicent, we are married. I'm not courting you." Millicent looking shocked turns and says "Not... courting me?... Then why sir are you here? To distress me further?" Nathan explains "You are already my wife." She turns to him in disbelief. "What?" He again explains "We are already married." Millicent, confused, shakes her head in disbelief. "Oh, no... That's not possible." Nathan tells her he should take her to her room but she demands that he not touch her. "Consider my honor... Yes, my honor. Who will defend me now?" Nathan answers "I'll defend you. I am your husband." She switches back to giggle mode "No... I have no need of your defense. Oh my cousin was here tonight." Nathan ask gingerly "You cousin?" She nods her head yes then says in a whisper... "Barnabas." Nathan, looking horrified ask "You saw Barnabas?" She answers "Yes... and tomorrow I shall speak with him... and you sir... will surely come to a bad end." Nathan, getting frightened tells her "Millicent. Now you shouldn't talk like that." She turns away with pity on her face. "My poor lieutenant.. How I pity him... I could never marry a man who was destined for a bad end.... No... never... never..."

Naomi enters the drawing room and demand she take her to her room. Millicent begins to babble again "Yes... I will see my cousin. My cousin Barnabas." Naomi tries to reason with her "Millicent you mustn't talk like that." Nathan tells Naomi "Pay no attention to her." Millicent goes on "I should've spoke with him tonight." Naomi begs "Please Millicent, It hurts me to hear you speak of him." Millicent replies "Are you grieving good lady?" Naomi says "Come Millicent, Let me take you to your room." Millicent continues "Are you grieving??? For a son lost? If so your grief will end." Naomi responds "Of course. All things will end." Millicent says "Perhaps... I will talk with Barnabas tonight. And you must come with me cousin so he can dry your tears. Yours as well as mine... Come. We'll go together through the woods to the Old House." Naomi insist "I think we better go upstairs." Millicent refuses "No... No. He is no longer there. He was in the tower room..." Naomi baffled "Tower room?" Nathan warns "Don't listen to her." Millicent continues "That's where I saw him. First I saw the lights up there..." Naomi remembering she saw the lights "The lights..." Nathan orders Millicent to stop. Naomi admits that she saw the light in the tower room too. She says "Joshua tried to tell me I didn't see them." Millicent continues "...and I went to the tower room... and I saw Barnabas." Naomi turns to Millicent in horror. "Millicent!..." Millicent continues "...or a man who looked like Barnabas. Or... perhaps it WAS Barnabas..." Nathan tells Millicent "Now you know that isn't true." Naomi agrees. Millicent explains "Cousin Joshua has taken Barnabas to the Old House. And if you come with me you'll find him there." Naomi curious tells her "No. You stay here" and head towards the door. Nathan asks "Where are you going?" Naomi replies "Out." Nathan asks "Your not going to the Old House. Are you?" Millicent says "Of course she is. She wants to find Barnabas... and so do I." Nathan rationalizes "Now listen you can't believe a thing she's been saying." Naomi replies "I don't know what to believe. You better take her upstairs. Attend to your wife. She's the one who need you." Naomi proceeds to step out the door on her way to the Old House.

At the Old House, the ceremony had begun. Bathia is standing over Barnabas holding Angelique's ribbon calling on her spirit. "Can you hear me Angelique?" She begins to circle around Barnabas' lying body. "I make a circle of crosses which will keep you from doing him harm. For it is a circle of faith and you dare not enter there and the evil you have put in him will comith (???). Dark... Dark... How could it be so dark? Light... There must be light... I know you are here... And I will find you... The light will find you and destroy you forever. But first a final warning... FREE THIS MAN FROM YOUR CURSE!!! Surrender... Surrender your power..." Barnabas enters a trance and begins moaning. "I will search for you in the dark. I will find you by the light of you own fire... I WILL BURN YOU AT THE LIGHT OF YOUR OWN FIRE!!!" Bathia holds Angelique's ribbon above the candles in the candelabra. Barnabas moans "Ehhhhhh... Ehhhhhhh...." Meanwhile, Naomi has arrived at the Old House. She first tries the front door but finds it locked. She then goes to the window and peaks, the returns to the front door. Naomi knocks at the door. "Joshua... Joshua!!" Barnabas hearing this disrupts his trance. "Mother.... Mother..." Bathia states "He's coming out of the trance. All is lost." Joshua goes to answer the door and see Naomi standing there. "What are you dong here??" Naomi answers "I was about to ask you the same question..." Joshua demands "Leave.. now." "Joshua what is going on. I heard voices." "You heard nothing. Now go back to Collinwood." "I know what I heard." "Naomi, go back to Collinwood immediately. I will explain more later. For now leave. Do as I say." Naomi leaves in haste. Joshua says to Bathia "Come madam. We will proceed." Barnabas awakening starts to moan "I hear a voice. I head my mother's voice." Bathia says to Barnabas "Do not listen." She grabs a candle. "A light... A light. Look at the light!" Barnabas yells "I CAN'T" Bathia insist "YOU MUST!" Barnabas yells "I CAN'T!!! I CAN'T!!! I CAAAAN'T!!!!!!" She turns to Joshua "The spell is broken." Joshua pleads "You can't... You can't try to lift it again?" She sadly replies "No... I am defeated. What will happen in defeat is yet to be revealed. But I tremble in my heart for what is to come. I am in great danger!" Joshua insist "Madam I beg you to leave this place." Bathia begins gasping, holding her mouth "Water.... Something to drink!!!" Joshua says "There is no water here..." She starts screaming "FIRE!!!! I'M ON FIRE!!!" Joshua replies "THERE IS NO FIRE!!" She screams "THE FIRE!!! THE FIRES ARE HERS!!!!" a shot zooms in on the portrait of Angelique with her maniacally laughter. "Hahahaha..." Anelique's laughing continues as Bathia stands at the bottom of the stairs and start to burn. Angelique's power prevails over the old woman, and the old woman goes up in flames.



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Episode 452
(COL 6/DISK 4 #10)
1795

Tape Date: March 13, 1968
Air Date: March 19, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 240
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Leslie Barrett as Judge
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Howard Honig as Gaoler

A séance has been held in the great house at 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 Victoria Winters has been condemned as a witch and sentenced to be hanged by the neck until dead. One man could save her, but to do so he would have to reveal a terrifying secret.

The clock in the foyer reads 2:00. Joshua finally comes home. Naomi confronts him. He asks, "Are you alone?" She replies, "Yes" He tells her, "Good. We must have complete privacy". Naomi asks, "Are you going to tell me what you were doing at the old house? I demand to know!" Joshua asks, "Why did YOU go to the old house?" Naomi replies, "Because of something Millicent said." She tells Joshua what Millicent said. Naomi points out, "Millicent is not coherent!", but Naomi insists, "There's something going on there. I think you're keeping something from me there and I think I know what it is. Barnabas is alive!" Joshua exclaims, "Barnabas alive?! Naomi, you saw Barnabas when he died. How can you say that?" Naomi replies, "Because Millicent said she saw him!" Joshua protests, "Millicent is mad!" Naomi retorts, "But I'm not. She said she saw a light in the tower room. So did I! You were lying!" Joshua replies, "I wasn't lying. Perhaps I was mistaken. Perhaps one of the servants was in there. But it is insane to think that Barnabas is alive and in the tower just because you saw a light in there". Naomi says, "But I heard his voice at the old house!" Joshua tells her, "Naomi, look at me! Barnabas is dead." Naomi asks, "Are you saying I'm imagining things?" Joshua replies, "You are". Naomi insists, "I didn't imagine the voices! You weren't alone at the old house!" Joshua admits, "No, I wasn't. I was with a woman named Bathia Mapes". Naomi asks, "Who?" Joshua explains, "A woman who claimed to have the power to remove curses." Naomi asks, "Curses?" Joshua explains, "I'm beginning to think that this family is under a curse". Naomi asks, "You believe Miss Winters is a witch and put a curse on this family?" Joshua replies, "No, I believe the witch is Angelique". He explains that he believes so because of Ben's testimony. Naomi points out, "But you didn't believe him before. What's happened to change your mind?" Joshua replies, "Nothing. I've just thought about it. Bathia Mapes tried to remove the curse. But unfortunately, her attempt failed. I must try to help Miss Winters". Naomi asks, "How?" Joshua replies, "I'll talk to Judge Hanley". Naomi tells him, "You'd better hurry. The execution is scheduled for dusk tomorrow evening. You seem changed. I believe there's a great deal you're keeping from me". Joshua tells her, "I've told you all you need to know. It's best for your sake as well as for mine".

Vicki is in her cell at the gaol. A jailer lets Peter in. Vicki exclaims, "Peter!" Peter asks, "Are you all right?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I thought I'd never see you again! It's been so long! It seems like it's been a hundred years!" Vicki asks, "Did you find Trask?" Peter replies, "No". Vicki says, "But the innkeeper said he'd returned to Salem". Peter tells her, "But when I got to Salem, no one there had seen him. I stopped at several inns on the way back, and there's no trace of him". Vicki asks, "What could've happened to him?" Peter remarks, "It's as if he's vanished off the face of the earth". Vicki asks, "What are we going to do?" Peter replies, "We'll have to think of something". Vicki asks, "And if we can't?" Peter assures her, "Don't worry. I'll think of something". The guard unlocks the door and lets Joshua in. Vicki, surprised, asks, "Mr. Collins?" Peter asks, "What are you doing here, Mr. Collins?" Joshua replies, "I came to apologize to Miss Winters". Vicki asks, "Apologize?" Joshua replies, "I was wrong about you. I've come to realize you are innocent of the charges against you". Vicki reminds him, "But you were always so certain before". Joshua replies, "I've changed my mind". Peter asks, "Why?" Joshua replies, "I've thought over Stokes' testimony. I'm going to help Miss Winters. Judge Handley will be here in a few minutes. I'm going to ask him for a stay of execution and a new trial". Vicki exclaims, "Mr. Collins, Thank you! Thank you!" Joshua assures her, "I'll do whatever I can for you. I only hope it's enough". After Joshua leaves, Vicki asks Peter, "Do you really think Judge Handley will listen to him?" Peter replies, "If he'll listen to anyone, he'll listen to Joshua Collins. Before he came, I thought only a miracle could save us. This may be that miracle."

Joshua and Peter meet Judge Handley in a conference room. Joshua asks for a stay of execution and a new trial. Judge Handley asks, "Why? Do you have new evidence?" Joshua replies, "No". Judge Handley asks, "Then why ask?" Joshua replies, "I now think Miss Winters is innocent". The judge asks why, but Joshua is evasive and only replies that he's thought about it and changed his mind. The judge points out, "But you have no new evidence". Peter reminds him about the note from Trask, but the judge dismisses it, "It was a note that SEEMED to be in Trask's handwriting". Joshua reminds him about Ben's testimony that Angelique was the witch. The judge replies that Stokes seemed mentally unstable. Joshua asks, "What can I say to you? What can I say to stop the execution?" The judge replies, "You must have a new witness, someone who can testify to seeing Angelique Collins perform acts of witchcraft. Can you produce such a witness?" Joshua replies, "No". The judge announces, "Then I'm afraid I cannot help you. The sentence of the court must be carried out. Victoria Winters will be hanged".

 
Peter and Joshua return to the cell and tell Vicki what happened. Vicki exclaims, "He wouldn't listen?" Peter tells her, "No". Vicki moans, "Oh, Peter!" Joshua sadly says, "I did all I could". Vicki replies, "I know". Joshua says a sad, "Goodbye" and leaves. Peter tells Vicki, "There's still a few minutes. That miracle could still happen." The jailer tells Peter, "You'll have to leave now". Peter replies, "In a minute". The jailer orders, "Now!" Vicki tells Peter, "Peter, you have to go". Peter replies, "I can't. I love you" Vicki tells him, "You'll only make it worse for me". Peter tells Vicki, "Vicki, I love you, and I'll always love you. Remember that". The jailer angrily orders, "Come on!"

 
The jailer takes Peter outside into the front room. He turns and writes something on a ledger. As he is writing, Peter looks at the gun on the jailer's belt, pauses for a second, then grabs it. The jailer exclaims, "What are you doing? You're not going to get away with this!" Peter orders, "Give me those keys!" The jailer gives them to him. Peter orders, "Take me back to that cell. If you call for help or do anything, I'm going to kill you, understand?" The jailer nods. They return to Vicki's cell. Peter opens the door and goes inside, the jailer with him, at gunpoint. Vicki exclaims, "Peter! You can't do this!" Peter replies, "I can't let them hang you! Here, take this gun while I tie and gag him. If he tries anything, shoot him". Vicki takes the gun, but as Peter tries to tie the jailer up, the jailer fights with him. In the struggle, the gun goes of. Peter finally manages to knock the jailer out. He looks at Vicki and exclaims, "Vicki!", noticing that she has been hit in the left arm. He tells her, "Vicki! They must have heard us! We've got to get out of here!" They leave the cell and go to the front door, Peter helping the injured Vicki, but hear the sounds of a crowd outside. They head for the back door instead.

 

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Episode 453
(COL 7/DISK 1 #1)
1795

Tape Date: March 14, 1968
Air Date: March 20, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 241
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
David Henesy as Daniel Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There having been tried as a witch and condemned to hang, she has now escaped a become a hunted woman.

Vicki and Peter are in the woods. Vicki sits down on a log. Peter warns her, "The woods will be full of search parties any minute!", but Vicki replies, "I've got to rest". Peter tells her, "We've got to get to the old house. If we can make it there, we'll be safe. For a little while, at least".

Nathan Forbes is in the drawing room at Collinwood, pouring himself a drink. Daniel comes downstairs and into the drawing room and says, "I've got to talk to you. I want you to tell me what's happened to my sister!" Nathan replies, "Nothing's happened to your sister". Daniel asks, "Then why can't I see her?" Nathan replies, "Millicent isn't feeling well". Daniel saks, "Then why is she locked in her room like a prisoner? I was just up there and Riggs was guarding the door". Nathan replies, "He's just there in case she needs something". Daniel points out, "He told me he was not to let her leave". Nathan replies, "The doctor told us it was best to keep her alone for a few days". Daniel asks, "Why? I'm worried about my sister! I want to see her!" Nathan warns him, "She might not recognize you". Daniel protests, "But I'm her brother!" Nathan explains, "Something has happened to her mind. She's no longer a rational person. She's getting the best therapy, but the doctor's not very hopeful." Daniel asks, "Are you trying to tell me she's crazy? She was all right the day before yesterday! She told me her plans! She told me we were going back to New York, where we were happy!" Nathan replies, "I'm afraid all those plans have changed". Daniel asks, "We're going to stay here?" Nathan replies, "Yes". Daniel tells him, "I don't want to stay here". Nathan replies, "You don't have any choice". Daniel says, "I'll talk to Cousin Joshua and Cousin Naomi!", but Nathan tells him, "No, I'm the one you talk to! As long as Millicent is incapacitated, I'm your legal guardian". Daniel says, "I don't want you to be my legal guardian", but Nathan tells him, "It's not a question of what you want. It's a question of the law!" Daniel notes, "You're different! You're not as friendly as you used to be". Nathan says, "That's not true", but Daniel insists, "It is!". Nathan warns him, "I'm going to make all the decisions regarding your future. If you cooperate, I can make your life very pleasant. But if you don't, I can make it quite unpleasant. Understand?"

Peter brings Vicki into the old house and sits her down on a chair. Ben's voice calls, "Who's there?" Peter replies, "Peter Bradford. Where are you?" Ben's voice says, "Coming, coming..." Ben comes into the room and asks, "What are you doing here?", surprised to see Vicki and Peter there. Peter replies, "We need your help." He tells Ben about how they escaped, and how Vicki had been shot. Ben asks, "How bad?" Peter replies, "I don't know". Ben promises, "I'll take care of her". He tells Peter to get some things he'll need for him. Peter leaves to do so. Ben tells Vicki, "I ain't a doctor, but I was wounded myself during the war and I know how to take care of it". Vicki tells Ben, "Peter said we wouldn't be able to traveled until the wound healed a bit. Until then, we need a place to hide". Ben tells her he has one. Peter returns with some bandages and a basin of water. Ben tells them, "As soon as I'm finished treating this wound, I'll bring you some food". Peter protests, "You can't hide us at the old house! It'll be the first place they look!" Ben replies, "I know a place where no one will find you". There's a knock at the front door, followed by Daniel's voice calling, "Ben! Ben!" Ben quickly goes to the bookcase, opens it, hides Peter and Vicki in the secret room, and closes the bookcase, then goes and opens the front door and lets Daniel in. Ben asks, "What are you doing here?" Daniel replies, "I was just wandering around outside". Ben tells him, "You shouldn't be out this time of night". Daniel asks, "Were you talking to someone?" Ben lies, "No". Daniel remarks, "I thought I heard voices". He sees a piece of Vicki's dress sleeve, which Ben had cut off to treat her wound, lying on the floor. He picks it up and asks, "What's this?" Ben says, "You give that to me!" and grabs it from him. Daniel notices a trail of blood drops on the floor. He follows them to the bookcase. He turns, gives Ben a knowing look and asks, "You're hiding someone here, aren't you?" Ben, desperate, orders, "Daniel, you go home!", but Daniel opens the bookcase and exclaims, "Miss Winters!" Peter and Vicki come out. Vicki tells Daniel, "Daniel, come here. I want to talk to you". Daniel remarks, "I thought you were in jail". Vicki tells him, "A lot of people are going to be looking for us. Please don't tell anyone you saw us". Daniel replies, "I promise". Vicki tells him they're going to have to leave. Daniel asks, "You're not staying here?" Vicki replies, "No. Ben's taking us to a place no one can find us." Daniel tells Vicki, "I'd rather go with you. Things have changed at Collinwood." He tells her that things have changed after the marriage of Millicent to Lt. Forbes. Vicki exclaims, "Marriage?! That's impossible!" Daniel tells her that Lt. Forbes has changed for the worse. Vicki assures Daniel, "Don't worry. Everything's going to be all right. Your cousin Naomi loves you very much and will take care of you". Daniel leaves. Vicki asks Ben, "Where are we going?" Ben just replies, "You'll see". They leave. But Daniel has not left. He spies on them from behind a pillar, then follows.

Ben takes Peter and Vicki to Eagle Hill cemetery, then into the Collins Family tomb. Peter remarks, "I've been here once before". Ben replies, "That's right. And you almost found out the secret of this place". Peter asks, "What secret?" Ben replies, "You didn't think I was going to hide you in this room, did you? I'll show you". He opens the secret room and takes them inside. He shows them how to open the door from the inside using the knob under the stone. Peter asks, "What is this room for?" Ben explains, "It was for hiding guns and supplies during the war". Meanwhile, Daniel is spying on them from outside the gate...

Daniel returns to Collinwood. From inside the drawing room, Nathan demands, "Daniel! Come here! Where have you been?" Daniel replies, "Out walking". Nathan asks, "Where?" Daniel replies, "In the woods". Nathan asks, "Did you meet anyone on your walk in the woods?" Daniel replies, "No. Who would I meet in the woods?" Nathan suggests, "Miss Winters, maybe". Daniel says, "But she's in jail". Nathan replies, "She's escaped. The whole town's looking for her. You saw her, didn't you?" Daniel lies, "No". Nathan asks, "How did that blood get on your sleeve? She was wounded. You brushed against her, didn't you?" Daniel denies it. Nathan tells Daniel, "If you know anything about Miss Winters, it would not be in your best interests to withhold the information. Good night". Daniel goes upstairs. In the secret room, Peter and Vicki are sleeping. Vicki has a dream. In the dream, a coffin lies in a room. A man whose face is unseen opens the lid and looks in. The coffin is empty. The man puts on a pair of white gloves, the goes to another part of the room where Daniel is standing. The man puts his hands around Daniel's throat and starts choking him. The camera pans up, showing the face of the man. It is Nathan Forbes.

Vicki awakens, screaming, "Daniel! Daniel!"

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Episode 454
(COL 7/DISK 1 #2)
1795

Tape Date: March 15, 1968
Air Date: March 21, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 242
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
David Henesy as Daniel Collins
Craig Slocum as Noah Gifford
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. As she nears the end of that journey she finds herself a hunted woman. In her place of refuge, in the Collin Mausoleum, she will have a strange dream in which she will discover she must change the course of history.

Vicki wakes up and Peter tries to calm her. She tells him Daniel’s in danger. “Someone’s trying to murder him!” She knows it is Nathan and she calls it a premonition even if the book does not predict his murder. It stated that he will marry a girl from Collinsport. Peter tells her she has to stay here, the book is right then: it was not right about Barnabas –he died, Vicki tells him. It was not right about Millicent: she did marry. Somehow she’s got to change a vital part of the Collins’ family history so that Daniel will not die. If Daniel dies, the family of the future that she knows will die, too.

Daniel comes in and when he sees Nathan he tries to go out again. Naomi is in the Village. Daniel does not want to talk to the Constable or to Nathan. He does tell Nathan that he will ask Joshua and Naomi to adopt him so that Nathan cannot be his legal guardian.

Nathan goes to the fishing shack. Noah was supposed to meet him at 2, but Noah had girls at the Eagle. Noah thinks Nathan is crazy as he seems to want to wipe out the whole family but Nathan says “just one,” for now and he tells Noah Noah is going to do it. Nathan’s voice is also very loud. When Nathan tells Noah just how Daniel has been questioning Nathan’s moves, Noah calls Daniel a “Smart little boy.”

Nathan blackmails Noah into helping since Noah does not want to kill anyone. If Noah does not help, he will tell the Constable that it was Noah who killed Maude Browning and who attacked Millicent. Noah’s been in prison for theft and has been here without any work. Nathan also has the cane that Noah touched and used against Millicent. Nathan will frame Noah. Noah says, “You really are crazy.” Nathan says maybe just a bit greedy. The plan: there’s a boat waiting at Hatter’s Cove. Noah will abduct Daniel, take him out on the boat and only Noah will return. Nathan tells Noah that Daniel likes to play at the Old House and that he can grab Daniel this afternoon. A storm comes up. In the woods, Noah grabs Daniel.

Peter asks Vicki if she can use the gun. He leaves it with her despite her protests. He knows the woods well, he tells her, and he will go and warn Naomi about Nathan. Noah takes Daniel to the shack but the window is open. Noah shuts it but the wind causes it to blow open. When Noah goes to close it again, Daniel runs out. Noah gives chase . At the graveyard Daniel calls to Miss Winters. Noah hears and follows Daniel. Daniel is safely taken into the secret room in the mausoleum where Vicki is still hiding, alone now that Peter left. Noah comes in and looks around, having seen Daniel come in.

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Episode 455
(COL 7/DISK 1 #3)
1795

Tape Date: March 18, 1968
Air Date: March 22, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 243
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
David Henesy as Daniel Collins
Craig Slocum as Noah Gifford
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Convicted as witch she is a fugitive from the law, but a child knowing her hiding place runs from a man who has been paid to kill him.

Daniel tells Vicki that Nathan sent him to the Old House on an errand. Daniel wants to leave with Peter and Vicki when they leave Collinsport and it suits him fine to never come back. Vicki reminds him of Millicent and that he should get her back to New York. He tells her that she’s different now, too, just like Nathan and that with his money from her he can help Peter and Vicki. Vicki is inadvertently pointing the pistol at Daniel. They worry that Nathan might get Peter.

A maid (unseen) has let Noah into Collinwood where Nathan finds him sitting in the drawing room. When Nathan finds out Daniel got away, he threatens to kill Noah right now. Naomi comes in and Nathan fakes that Noah wants a job and he’s helping him get a job on a ship. She states it is good to see him concerned about someone. She is concerned that Daniel is out for hours and worries that Nathan is not worried. Nathan joins the search.

Peter is outside the drawing room windows. Peter sneaks in and locks the door to Collinwood. He tells Naomi that they are hiding on her property. He warned Naomi about Nathan and tells her that he has to get Vicki out of the country. Joshua cannot help at the moment, he’s in Boston. Naomi suggests that Peter bring Vicki to Collinwood but he tells her Vicki can’t travel due to her arm wound. Before they go, Peter stops Naomi and tells her that he hasn’t had many times in his life when he had to say it but “Thank you.” Naomi counters that with all the terrible things that happened, she can finally do something to help now.

Daniel tells Vicki he doesn’t try to be brave when he’s sick, it doesn’t make things better but he touches Vicki and notices her hand is very hot. He wants to help so he ventures outside…and not too far from the mausoleum, Noah grabs him. Daniel kicks him and gets loose but Noah starts to choke again, telling him as planned, they will find him on the beach. Vicki comes out and shoots Noah, who falls.

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Episode 456
(COL 7/DISK 1 #4)
1795

Tape Date: March 19, 1968
Air Date: March 25, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 244
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
David Henesy as Daniel Collins
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Where now, branded as a witch, she is a fugitive from the law, hunted, forced from her hiding place she runs with the child whose life she has saved, but who is still marked for death.

Daniel peeks in through the drawing room window of Collinwood. Seeing no one there, he opens the window and climbs in. Looking around and seeing that the coast is clear, he goes to the front doors, opens them, and lets Vicki in. He tells her, "There's no one here", and takes her into the study. Vicki tells him, "Daniel, if by any chance Mrs. Collins isn't here, don't tell anyone else I'm here". Daniel assures her, "Don't worry, I won't tell anyone else". Vicki adds, "Especially Nathan. I don't want you being alone with him". Daniel tells Vicki, "I'll get my cousin. Lock the door. When I come back, I'll knock the door three times". David exits the study into the foyer and starts up the stairs. Halfway up, he runs into Millicent coming down. Millicent asks, "Who has been keeping you up this late?" Daniel replies, "No one". Millicent tells him, "I don't believe you. Who was that talking with you?" Daniel lies, "No one". Millicent says, "I don't believe you. I'll find out myself!" Daniel exclaims, "Millicent!" Millicent continues, "If you don't tell me who you were talking to so late, I shall find out myself". Daniel lies, "I was talking to myself". Millicent still doesn't believe him, but they are interrupted by Naomi coming into the foyer. Naomi exclaims, "Daniel! You're back! You're safe! Where did you go?" Millicent complains, "He went somewhere and he won't tell me where. Everyone's always lying to me! Barnabas is back and no one ever told me!" and stalks off. Naomi starts to go after her, but Daniel tells her, "Don't go to her! Miss Winters is here! I brought her back!" Naomi asks, "Where is she?" Daniel replies, "In the study". They go to the study door. Daniel knocks three times. Vicki opens the door and lets them in. Vicki and Naomi warmly greet each other. Vicki tells Naomi, "Mrs. Collins, I didn't want to come here. You're already done so much for me". Naomi tells her, "I told Mr. Bradford to bring you here. Didn't he get to you?" Vicki replies, "No", a worried look on her face. Naomi assures Vicki Peter will get back safely and tells her, "When he gets here, I'll hide him too. When Mr. Collins gets back, he'll arrange a boat for you two to escape in". Daniel tells Naomi about being kidnapped. They hear the front door and Nathan's voice calling, "Millicent!" Vicki, frightened, says, "He mustn't find me!" Naomi tells her, "I'll hide you". Outside, Millicent complains to Nathan, "Daniel's back, and no one told me he was gone!" Nathan asks, "Where is he?" Millicent replies, "In the study". Nathan remarks, "I think I'll have a little chat with him". He knocks on the study door. Naomi asks, "What do you want, Lieutenant?" Nathan replies, "I want to speak to Daniel" Naomi hides Vicki in a closet, then lets Nathan in. Nathan says, "Well, Daniel, my boy. Glad to see you back. Where have you been and what happened to you?" Naomi tells Nathan Daniel's story about being kidnapped. Nathan dismisses the story as being make believe. Daniel insists, "It's true! I got away and he chased me into the grave yard!" Nathan asks, "Then what happened? You fought him off and ran away? When I was young, I made up quite a few stories like that". Daniel describes the man who kidnapped him. Naomi exclaims, "He's just described a friend of yours!" Nathan asks, "A friend of mine?" Naomi tells him that a man fitting that description came to the house earlier asking for him. Nathan replies, "I'll tell you how I know Daniel is lying. That friend is dead. I went to the graveyard looking for Daniel and I found him there shot." Naomi remarks, "You must go to the authorities, then". Nathan replies, "I already have. I've taken the murderer to the authorities". Naomi asks, "Why was he killed?" Nathan replies, "He must have discovered the witch. I've taken the killer, Peter Bradford, to the police. Unless the witch is found quickly, he'll hang before she does". From inside the closet, Vicki hears this, a look of alarm on her face.

Nathan leaves the study. In the drawing room, he tells Millicent, "Millicent, we've got to do something about Daniel. Cousin Naomi seems to have taken control of him. I think we should have legal documents drawn up saying I'm his legal guardian". Millicent babbles, "The witch is in this house". Nathan asks, "What?" Millicent replies, "I have the feeling the witch is in this house". Nathan asks, "Just a feeling?" Millicent replies, "Daniel let someone in through the front door. I didn't see who it was, but I heard them talking. This house is full of people who are not who they seem!" Nathan takes Millicent up to bed.

Inside the study, Vicki tells Naomi, "He lied! Lt. Forbes, his story was a lie!" Naomi asks, "How do you know?" Vicki replies, "I killed him!" She tells Naomi what really happened, but Naomi says, "I won't let you give yourself up!" Vicki counters, "And I won't let Peter die!" Naomi tells Vicki, "Mr. Collins will be back tomorrow. He'll know what to do. Tonight, you'll sleep in my room. You'll be safe up there". She checks to see that the coast is clear, then takes Vicki upstairs.

It is the next morning. Daniel, coming down the stairs, passes Nathan, who's on is way up. Nathan growls, "Forgotten your manners? You didn't say good morning". Daniel says, "Good morning". Nathan says, "You lied to me. You brought Miss Winters to this house last night, didn't you?" Daniel lies, "No". They argue. Naomi comes into the foyer and says, "I won't have you talking to Daniel in that tone of voice!" Daniel runs off. Nathan angrily warns Naomi, "Miss Collins, I'M his legal guardian!" Naomi tells Nathan, "Daniel is going to town to identify the body of the man who kidnapped him". Nathan says, "I told you, he made up that story". Naomi replies, "He didn't. He has a witness". Nathan asks, "Who?", but Naomi refuses to tell him. Nathan tells Naomi, "Your husband wouldn't want the authorities coming here." Naomi asks, "Why not?" Nathan remarks, "He hasn't told you about Barnabas, has he? I found out the truth". Naomi asks, "You found out that he's dead?" Nathan replies, "He isn't dead. He's locked up in the tower room". Naomi asks, "Why would my husband keep this from me?" Nathan replies, "He's a murderer. Your son is the strangler, Mrs. Collins. Think about that. Go to the tower room and see". Naomi goes to the tower room. She is surprised to find a coffin inside. She starts to open the lid...

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Episode 457
(COL 7/DISK 1 #5)
1795

Tape Date: March 20, 1968
Air Date: March 26, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 245
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
Thayer David as Ben Stokes

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. As that journey nears its end one more person will soon pay the price for learning the terrifying secret of the Collins family.

Naomi opens the coffin lid. Shocked at what she sees, she releases the lid and it shuts with a slam. Ben comes into the room, sees Naomi, and tells her, "You shouldn't have come up here, Mrs. Collins". Naomi, still in a state of shock, doesn't respond. Ben tells her, "Mrs. Collins, you can't stay here. Please, you've got to come with me", and gently takes her away.

In the drawing room, Naomi exclaims, "It was Barnabas! It was Barnabas! What does it mean? Am I losing my mind? What is it?" Ben replies, "I ain't sure how to tell you, but you aren't losing your mind. There's still hope, Mrs. Collins". Naomi asks, "Hope for what?" Ben tells her, "Mr. Barnabas ain't dead". Naomi protests, "But I saw him die!" Ben tells her, "He's been alive all along. He's under a sort of curse, a sort of sleeping sickness. He's been cursed by a witch". Naomi exclaims, "I can't believe that about Miss Winters!" Ben tells her, "Not Miss Winters. The witch is Angelique". Naomi remarks, "Angelique? Then you told the truth in court. If he's alive, then why is he still in the coffin?" Ben replies, "It's part of the curse. He must be in the coffin until the curse is lifted. Mister Joshua's gone to Boston to try to find a way to lift the curse." Naomi asks, "Barnabas hasn't left the coffin since he died?" Ben lies, "No". Naomi remarks, "Then Nathan Forbes is lying." Ben asks, "Nathan Forbes?" Naomi replies, "He told me Barnabas was up here. He also told me Barnabas was the strangler". Ben exclaims, "He shouldn't have done that!" and starts to leave. Naomi asks, "Where are you going?" Ben replies, "To find him and fix him good!", but Naomi tells him, "No! I'll take care of Lt. Forbes. I have something else for you to do. A carriage is coming. I want you to take Daniel to Rev. Bland. He's not safe here." Ben asks, "It'll be night soon. Can't Riggs take him?" Naomi asks, "Is there something you haven't told me? Is there any reason you can't take him?" Ben replies, "No, ma'am. I'll take him". Naomi goes up to pack Daniel's things.

Ben is pacing around the drawing room, thinking. Nathan comes in through the front door. Ben stares at him. Nathan asks, "What are you staring at?" Ben replies, "You're a lucky man, Lt." Nathan asks, "Lucky?" Ben replies, "Aye. To be alive". Nathan asks, "What do you mean by that?" Ben replies, "I thought I met some scum when I was in prison. Thieves, blackmailers, murders, you name it. But none of them compare to you. You dress fancy, but deep down, you're the foulest of the lot!" Nathan shouts, "How dare you talk to me like that!" Ben calmly replies, "I only listen to the master of the house. You'll never be that!" Nathan warns him, "Don't count on that!" Ben taunts Nathan, "You're after Daniel, aren't you? Well, all your scheming has come to naught! I'm taking him away from here tonight! Safe from you!" Nathan, shocked, asks, "Who told you to?" Ben replies, "Mrs. Collins". Nathan asks, "Why tell me?" Ben replies, "Because maybe you'll try to stop me. Mrs. Collins prevented me from doing what I wanted, but if you try to stop me, I'll have to do something, won't I? It would give me great pleasure to kill you!" Millicent comes into the foyer. Nathan takes her into the drawing room and asks, "Do you have any what your cousin is doing? She's planning to send Daniel away!" Millicent replies, "I know. She's upstairs packing Daniel's things". Nathan protests, "She has no legal right to do what she's doing! Listen to me! Go upstairs and tell Naomi Daniel is staying in this house!" Millicent refuses, saying she thinks it's a good idea to get Daniel out of the house. Nathan asks, "What?!" Millicent explains, "It's not safe in this house as long as there's a witch in here". Nathan tells her, "I'm not concerned about the witch! I'm concerned about Daniel!" Naomi comes into the room and says, "You needn't concern yourself with him anymore. He's gone". Millicent leaves. Nathan starts to go, but Naomi tells him, "Don't go yet, Lt. I'd like to talk to you". Nathan asks, "Where did you send Daniel?" Naomi refuses to tell him. Nathan protests, "You had no legal right to send him away!" They argue. Nathan asks, "Have you gone up to see what's in the tower room?" Naomi replies, "Yes. The lie you told me is even more vicious than the lie you told at the trial about Miss Winters. Now I know why Mr. Collins has been acting so strangely. You've been blackmailing him!". She orders him, "Leave here! Without Millicent!" Nathan asks, "You say you know the truth. May I ask what the truth is?" Naomi replies, "That Barnabas is alive. But the rest you told me is not true". Nathan asks, "Did Barnabas tell you that?" Naomi replies, "No, Ben Stokes told me". She recounts what Ben told her. Nathan tells her, "That is a lie". Naomi insists, "It is not a lie. I saw him lying in the coffin". Nathan points out, "He must need a lot of rest in the day. Every attack has occurred at night. Look again tonight. You'll find he's not there. He'll be out looking for victims". Naomi exclaims, "That's a lie!" Nathan replies, "No it isn't. I saw him attacking someone." He tells her about the attack on Maude Browning. Naomi tells Nathan, "I won't believe you! I won't believe a word you're saying!" Nathan replies, "Don't believe me. All you have to do is go to the tower room after dark. I promise you, you won't find Barnabas there".

The sun sets. Barnabas emerges from his coffin.

Downstairs, Naomi, now in the drawing room alone, looking out the window. She notes that it has gotten dark and thinks to herself, "I don't want to go into that room. It can't be true! It can't be true!"

Up in the tower room, Barnabas says, "I will go mad if I stay in this room! I must go and find some one! NO! There is someone here! Millicent, can you hear me? Millicent, come to me! Come to me!"

Millicent, down in the foyer, is looking at Barnabas' portrait. She hears Barnabas' voice calling, "Millicent! Come to me!" She answers, "Yes, Cousin Barnabas. I will meet you! I will go wherever you ask me to go". Naomi sees Millicent out in the foyer, comes out and asks, "Millicent, what are you doing? I heard you talking to someone. Who?" Millicent replies, "No one. I was remarking to myself what a pleasant evening it was. As a matter of fact, I think I'll go take a walk and enjoy the night air". Naomi remarks, "But you've always hated the night air!" Millicent replies, "I've changed my mind" and goes out. Naomi, looking suspicious, puts on a cape and goes out too.

Millicent meets Barnabas in the garden. Naomi, hiding behind some trees, sees them. Barnabas starts to bite Millicent. Naomi screams. Barnabas looks up and sees his mother watching him. A look of shock comes onto his face. Naomi continues to scream...

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Episode 458
(COL 7/DISK 1 #6)
1795

Tape Date: March 21, 1968
Air Date: March 27, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 246
Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Soon her journey will be over but not before a terrible secret is discovered by still another member of the Collins family. And with that discovery history will record one more strange death at Collinwood.

Joshua has returned home and is in the drawing room looking through his mail. Naomi comes bursting in through the front doors. Joshua asks, "Naomi, what's the matter?" Naomi exclaims, "I saw him! He's like an animal!" Joshua asks, "What are you talking about?" Naomi replies, "Barnabas! Why didn't you tell me?" Joshua asks, "Where is he?" Naomi replies, "In the garden, with Millicent". Joshua exclaims, "Millicent?! My God!"

Joshua comes down the stairs and goes into the drawing room. Naomi just sits there, silent, in shock. Joshua pours Naomi a drink, but she uncharacteristically refuses it. Joshua tells her, "I took her to her room. She'll be all right". Naomi replies, "No. None of us will ever be all right again". Joshua asks, "How did you find out, Naomi?" Naomi replies, "Lt. Forbes". Joshua angrily exclaims, "That swine! I knew he would never keep his word!" Naomi remarks, "I would have found out anyway". Joshua replies, "Yes, but I had hoped not until I had found a way to help him". Naomi moans, "There is no hope!" Joshua says, "Oh, Naomi!" Naomi tells him, "You didn't see him in the garden tonight. The look of evil on his face. Lt. Forbes is right. He is a monster. He's like a depraved wild animal. Why is he like this?" Joshua replies, "I'm not sure I understand myself. I'm not sure it would it would help if I did". Naomi asks, "Is he in the tower room now? He knows I saw him. I've got to see him". Joshua begs, "Please, Naomi, not till tomorrow night". Naomi promises to wait till tomorrow night.

Naomi is now alone in the drawing room, writing a letter. She finishes writing the letter, folds it, seals it, and addresses it. She then goes to the sideboard and pours a drink, then takes out a packet of something and checks it, then goes back to the desk, puts the letter in the main drawer, and leaves to go somewhere. Unbeknownst to her, Nathan sees her going...

Vicki is asleep in Naomi's room. There's a knock at the door. Vicki listens at the door. A voice calls, "It's Mrs. Collins. Open the door". Vicki opens the door and lets Naomi in. Naomi asks, "Did you manage to get any sleep?" Vicki replies, "Yes, a little. Mrs. Collins, did something happen outside?" Naomi asks, "Outside?" Vicki replies, "Yes. I heard a scream outside". Naomi replies, "That was Millicent". Vicki asks, "What happened?" Naomi lies, "Nothing. She was taking a walk and thought she saw a strange man, but it turned out to be nothing. Joshua's returned. You'll be leaving sometime tomorrow. He's arranging a boat for you". Vicki asks, "Did he get Peter out?" Naomi replies, "He's trying, but we can't be sure he'll be successful". Vicki tells Naomi, "I won't leave without Peter, and I can't let him be punished for something I did!" Naomi asks, "Are you in love with Peter Bradford?" Vicki replies, "Yes I am". Naomi tells her, "He's a good person. I hope you two leave together and start a new life far away from here. Mr. Collins is doing his best." She turns to leave. Vicki remarks, "Mrs. Collins, I have the feeling you're saying goodbye to me". Naomi replies, "No, only good night". Vicki guesses correctly, "Something has happened, something that's affected you very deeply. You've got to tell me what it is!" Naomi replies, "Nothing. Be happy. Forget everything that's happened here at Collinwood" and leaves. A few seconds later, there's a knock at the door. Thinking that it's Naomi, that she's forgotten something, Vicki says, "Mrs. Collins?" and opens the door. But it isn't Naomi. It's Nathan Forbes. He bursts in and grabs her, warning her, "I warn you, don't scream!" Vicki asks, "How did you know I was in here?" Nathan replies, "I followed Mrs. Collins here. She wasn't being very careful tonight. She must have had something on her mind. I wonder what it was. I heard part of your conversation about Peter Bradford. Very touching". Vicki says, "I can do without your sarcasm. What are you going to do?" Nathan replies, "Take you into Collinsport and turn you in to the authorities". Vicki asks, "Could you answer me one question? I've never done anything to hurt you. Why are you doing this to me? Why did you testify against me at the trial? Why are you doing this to me now? What do you have to gain?" Nathan replies, "Let me put it this way. I had a great deal to lose if I testified for you at the trial. I had lost Millicent. Trask promised to help me get her back if I testified against you". Vicki points out, "You did get her back, and you married her. Why are you doing this now?" Nathan replies, "For the money". Vicki asks, "You didn't get enough from your marriage to Millicent?" Nathan replies, "I didn't get any. She gave it all to Daniel. I have nothing". Vicki exclaims, "That's why you tried to kill Daniel! That man you sent to kill Daniel, Peter didn't kill him, I did!" Nathan commends her for trying to save Peter, but tells her he doesn't believe her. He takes her away.

Naomi returns to the drawing room. She takes out the packet of poison, pours it into the drink, drinks it, then goes to the desk, takes the letter out of the drawer, and leans it against the inkstand. It is addressed "JOSHUA", in very large letters.

Naomi goes to the tower room. Barnabas is back. Seeing Naomi, he tells her, "Mother...You shouldn't have come here!" Naomi replies, "I had to see you one more time. Barnabas. Look at me..." Barnabas interrupts, "You saw me once already. Isn't that enough? You saw what I was doing earlier". Naomi replies, "I didn't understand what you were doing. I still don't, but I know whatever you were doing, you had no choice". Barnabas moans, "Please..." Naomi continues, "I brought you into this world. I saw you grow to manhood. I saw you die, but yet you're still alive. Something has happened to you, something that has brought you deep shame. I can't rest until I find out what it is..."

Downstairs, Joshua walks into the drawing room, calling, "Naomi, where are you?" He sees the letter addressed to him on the table, opens it, reads it, and moans, "My God! Naomi..."

Upstairs in the tower room, Barnabas finishes telling his story to his mother, "And now you know everything that's happened." Naomi remarks, "Yes, now I know everything, and I was right. You couldn't help it". Barnabas remarks, "It doesn't matter", but Naomi insists, "It does matter. Barnabas, let me hold you one last time". Barnabas asks, "One last time? What are you talking about?" Naomi, not answering the question, continues, "Whatever happens, I still love you..." Barnabas, recalling Angelique's curse that anyone who loved him would die, begs, "Mother! You mustn't say that!" Naomi collapses in his arms. Barnabas moans, "Mother..." Joshua comes into the room, sees this and, thinking Barnabas has attacked her, exclaims, "Naomi! My God! Barnabas! What have you done?!"

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Episode 459
(COL 7/DISK 1 #7)
1795

Tape Date: March 22, 1968
Air Date: March 28, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 247
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes

A séance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There in the master bedroom of the Collins mansion a woman hovers between life and death, the victim of a curse placed on her son. He waits below, hoping beyond hope that the curse will be not carried out.

(Note: For the very first time, the prologue was done by a male actor. [Thayer David]).

Barnabas is in the drawing room of Collinwood, looking very worried. Ben comes into the room. Barnabas moans, "She can't die! She can't!" Ben replies, "She might not. Nobody knows how much of that poison she took". Barnabas growls, "Forbes! He's the one who told her I was in the tower room!" He vows vengeance, then moans, "I told her not to say she loved me! Angelique's curse..." Ben tells him, "You just can't tell someone to stop loving you!" Barnabas asks, "Where is the doctor? Why doesn't he come?" Joshua comes into the room and announces, "There is no longer any need for a doctor. Your mother is dead". Ben tries to console Barnabas, "Mr. Barnabas...", but Barnabas tells him, "Don't say anything, Ben. There's nothing more to say". Joshua tells Ben, "Leave us, Ben. I want to talk to my son alone. But stay in the house. I have something for you to do later". Ben leaves. Joshua tells Barnabas, "If it's any comfort to you, your mother died peacefully". Barnabas moans, "She died because of me, and the curse..." Joshua says, "And because of me. She would not have taken her own life if she felt she could come to me. She said something to me before she died, something I didn't know. She said she loved me." Barnabas asks, "You didn't know that?" Joshua replies, "I thought she had stopped loving me long ago. The curse must be ended!" Barnabas replies, "It cannot be ended", but Joshua says, "It can, and I will be the one to end it! This nightmare must end, and I will end it!" Barnabas asks, "By driving a stake through my heart?" Joshua replies, "No, I couldn't do that. There is another way. A silver bullet fired into the heart." Barnabas asks, "How do you know that will work?" Joshua replies, "It will according to an ancient book on witchcraft I found when I was in Boston. A silver bullet through the heart will cause instantaneous destruction. I've sent Riggs into town with a silver candlestick to have the silversmith melt and fashion into bullets". Barnabas asks, "When will he return?" Joshua replies, "In a few hours". Barnabas asks, "Where is Lt. Forbes?" Before Joshua can answer, Ben comes running into the room, exclaiming, "Miss Winters is gone! I went to take her some food, and she's not there!" Joshua says, "That's impossible! Search the grounds!" Barnabas asks, "Was there a price on her head?" Joshua replies, "Yes...", thinks a bit, then says, "Forbes!" Barnabas vows, "I will kill him!" Joshua replies, "There's been enough death! This must end!", but Barnabas says, "This will be my last act of destruction, and one which will give me much pleasure!" Joshua begs, "Don't do it!", but Barnabas replies, "You cannot stop me, father. No one can!"

Nathan is at the Eagle, admiring the money he was paid for turning Vicki in, and sweet talking a barmaid. A bat suddenly appears at the window. The barmaid screams.

The bat has left. Nathan tries to calm the barmaid down, "But the bat's gone. Anyway, you always see bats down at the waterfront". The barmaid replies, "Yes, but there was something DIFFERENT about this one..." She tells Nathan she's going to go lie down, then leeringly says, "If you want company, you know where to find me!" and leaves. A voice calls out, "Forbes..." Nathan turns, sees Barnabas standing in the room and exclaims, "Barnabas!" Barnabas notes, "You look surprised to see me". Nathan replies, "I am". Barnabas asks, "Why? Because you thought I had gone to England?" Nathan lies, "Yes". Barnabas says, "That's not what you told my mother. You told her I was alive and hidden in the tower room." Nathan replies, "I didn't know that for certain. I suspected..." Barnabas continues, "And you told my mother. You know what happened? She's dead. She committed suicide after she found out about me, and she found out about me because of you!" Nathan says, "I never intended any harm to come to her..." Barnabas asks, "And Daniel? And Millicent? You lying hypocrite, you never stop until you get what you want. My mother is dead because of you!" He angrily smashes the glasses on the table with his cane. Realizing that Barnabas means to kill him, Nathan decides to take the offensive. He pulls out a pistol and announces, "I've caught the Collinsport strangler!" Barnabas asks, "Is that what you think I am?" Nathan replies, "I know it. You and I are going to pay a call on the authorities". Barnabas starts to walk towards Nathan menacingly. Nathan warns, "Don't come another step closer or I'll shoot!" Barnabas replies, "Go ahead. Shoot. Shoot!" and continues to come. Nathan shoots. He is shocked to see that it has no affect on Barnabas. Barnabas tells Nathan, "I cannot die because I am already dead! Do I frighten you, Forbes? I do not plan to kill you, not now, not here. Later, Forbes, after you have had time to think about it. Nine o'clock. When the clock strikes nine, you will die!" and vanishes into thin air, astonishing Nathan. The barmaid comes back and asks, "What's going on? What was that sound?" Nathan exclaims, "He isn't human! He isn't human!" The barmaid asks, "What's the matter? Are you drunk?" Nathan panics and shouts hysterically, "I've got to get out of here!" The clock on the wall reads 8:30.

The clock in the foyer of Collinwood reads 8:45. In the drawing room, Joshua tells Ben, "When Riggs returns with the silver bullets, have him bring them to me". Ben asks, "Are you going to do it here?" Joshua replies, "No". Ben asks, "Where, then?" Joshua replies, "In the secret room at the mausoleum. I want you and Riggs to bring his coffin from the tower room to the secret room in the mausoleum. I'll do it there tomorrow at sunrise". Nathan comes bursting in through the front doors and comes running in to the drawing room. He exclaims, "Mr. Collins! I've seen Barnabas! At the Eagle! I shot him! I fired a bullet into his chest, but he didn't die! He just vanished! What IS he?" Joshua replies, "A vampire. He's under a curse". Nathan exclaims, "I can't believe any of this! It can't be happening! He threatened to kill me! He said when the clock struck nine, I would die!" Joshua replies, "There's nothing I can do about it." Nathan asks, "You can't talk to him?!" Joshua replies, "I've already tried. It's almost nine now. There's nothing I can do" and starts to walk away. Nathan asks, "You're not staying here with me?!" Joshua replies, "I wouldn't be any protection, and I don't want to see what happens". and leaves. Nathan asks Ben, "Did you know about this?" Ben replies, "Yes". Nathan asks, "And you didn't try to stop him?!" Ben remarks, "He begged me to stop him once..." Nathan asks, "So there IS a way! What is it? You've got to tell me!" Ben refuses to do so. Nathan begs, "Please! My blood will be on your hands!" Ben replies, "All right. The way to destroy him is to drive a wooden stake through his heart. In the morning, you go to his coffin while he's sleeping and drive a stake through his heart." He laughs and adds, "Only you won't live that long! Tomorrow morning, you'll be dead!" Dogs start to howl outside. Nathan asks, "What's that?" Ben replies, "Dogs howling. That means he's nearby". Nathan looks at the clock and notes with alarm, "Four minutes to nine! Only four minutes!" Ben tells Nathan, "I can't stay here with you. I don't want to see what happens" and leaves. Nathan, desperate, says, "I've got to go to Mr. Collins! Barnabas might not do anything to me in his father's presence. It's my only hope!"

Nathan goes into Joshua's study. Joshua, irritated, says, "I told you. There's nothing I can do". Nathan begs, "You've got to stay with me!" Joshua reiterates, "I told you, my presence won't protect you". Nathan suddenly stops talking, spying an antique crossbow hanging as a decoration on the wall. Joshua, noting Nathan's sudden silence, asks, "What is it?" Nathan replies, "You're right. It's not fair to ask you to remain. I was being a coward. If I've got to die, I don't want to die a coward's death". Joshua remarks, "You're acting most peculiarly". Nathan continues, "It's almost nine. You'd better be going". Joshua, impressed with Forbes' sudden courage, remarks, "I almost wish I could do something, in spite of everything" and leaves. Nathan quickly takes the crossbow from the wall and loads it with one of the wooden bolts hanging next it on the wall. He thinks to himself, "These arrows. They're made of wood. If it pierces his heart, it'll destroy him". He aims and shoots a test shot at the door. The crossbow is in perfect working order.

Outside, Barnabas comes in through the front doors.

Inside Joshua's study, Nathan, having reloaded the crossbow, aims at the door, waiting for Barnabas to come in. He thinks to himself, "I have to be accurate. I've got to aim carefully, very carefully... The clock starts striking nine. Barnabas opens the doors. He sees Nathan and the crossbow and screams, "NO!!!!". Nathan fires, hitting him in the chest. Barnabas screams, "AHHHHHHHH!"

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Episode 460
(COL 7/DISK 1 #8)
1795

Tape Date: March 25, 1968
Air Date: March 29, 1968 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 248
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
Thayer David as Ben Stokes
Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
Howard Honig as Gaoler
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly accused of witchcraft. And on this day she will be hanged by the neck until dead. And another she has known, Barnabas Collins, faces a final and ultimate destruction.

Barnabas falls to his knees, but then, to Nathan's surprise and horror, pulls the bolt out of his chest and stands up. Barnabas tells the shocked Nathan, "You didn't hit my heart! You missed!" and starts to approach Nathan. Nathan screams. Barnabas grabs him and strangles him.

It is later. Barnabas is waiting in the study. Joshua comes in. Barnabas asks, "Did Ben bury him?" Joshua replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "How will you explain his disappearance?" Joshua replies, "I will simply say he left Collinsport. Everyone knows what kind of man he is. They will say he deserted Millicent". Barnabas asks, "And Millicent?" Joshua tells him that Millicent has completely lost her mind, that, "She doesn't remember him. She remembers that she had a suitor named Lt. Forbes, but now he's gone. I'll have the marriage annulled. As far as history is concerned, it will never have happened." Barnabas asks, "You're trembling. Do you have the silver bullets?" Joshua replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "Then do it here. Now". Joshua exclaims, "I cannot!" Barnabas replies, "You must!" Joshua tells him, "In the morning, when you are in your coffin. I've instructed Ben and Riggs to bring your coffin back to the secret room in the mausoleum." Barnabas asks, "You'll do it there in the morning?" Joshua replies, "Yes. I don't know what lies beyond the grave, but I hope you'll find some kind of peace". Barnabas asks, "And you?" Joshua replies, "I'll survive". Barnabas asks, "What about Millicent?" Joshua replies, "I'll take care of her as long as she lives". Barnabas asks, "And Daniel?" Joshua replies, "I'll adopt him as my legal heir. No one will ever know of the events that have transpired. There will be no mention of Angelique or your marriage to her in the family histories. Naomi will have died a natural death, as well as Jeremiah. There will have been no duel. And all the world will know of you is that you were my son, and you went to England." Outside, a cock crows. Barnabas says, "It's almost dawn. I must be leaving soon. But before I go, promise to do two things for me. The first is, free Ben. He's been loyal to me. The second, Miss Winters is to hang tomorrow. Do what you can to save her". Joshua replies, "All right. Everything you ask will be done". Barnabas announces, "I must go now". Joshua says, "Barnabas...I have never been able to show much affection..." Barnabas cuts him short, "Don't now. After today, you must forget I ever existed". Joshua exclaims, "I can't!" Barnabas replies, "You must! Goodbye". Joshua replies, "Goodbye". Barnabas leaves. Joshua goes over to a table, opens a box, and takes out a pistol. In his left hand, he holds some silver pistol balls. There is a look of torment on his face.

The sun has risen. In the secret room at the mausoleum, Barnabas is lying in his coffin. Standing above him is Joshua. Joshua aims the pistol at Barnabas' heart, his whole body trembling. But he finds he cannot do it. He lowers the pistol and closes the coffin lid. Ben comes into the secret room and asks, "Mr. Collins..." Joshua struggles to says, "Stokes..." Ben asks, "Did you do it?" Joshua replies, "I couldn't!" Ben tells him, "I knew you didn't. I didn't hear a shot". Joshua exclaims, "I couldn't! He was my son! He was my heir! Heir to everything I've tried to do! I couldn't forget that!" Ben asks, "What are you going to do now?" Joshua replies, "Confine him to his coffin. Keep him there forever". Ben asks, "There's a way to do that?" Joshua replies, "I found out when I was in Boston that a vampire could be immobilized by affixing a silver crucifix to the inside of his coffin lid". Ben starts to asks, "But if you knew that..." Joshua interrupts, "Then why did I consider shooting him? Because this way is more dangerous. If anyone should open the coffin, he'll be loose again". Ben assures Joshua, "No one will ever do that". Joshua tells Ben, "You must get a silver crucifix, and chains to bind the coffin. Let us go to the house. I will give you the cross"

Joshua is sitting in his study, thinking, "Stokes must be finished by now. Goodbye, Barnabas. I hope you find peace. Peace of some sort..."

In the secret, Ben finishes binding the coffin with chains, says, "Goodbye, Mr. Barnabas. Goodbye", and leaves, shutting the door behind him.

Ben returns to Collinwood and goes into the Joshua's study. He asks Joshua, "You wanted to see me, Mr. Collins?" Joshua replies, "Yes. Sit down, Stokes. I want to talk to you". Ben tells Joshua, "Everything you told me to do is done". Joshua asks, "The coffin is chained, the mausoleum locked?" Ben replies, "Yes". Joshua tells Ben, "It will never be opened again until I die, then never again thereafter". Ben asks, "That all, Sir?" Joshua replies, "No. My son made a request concerning you. You are to be freed. I'll also give you a hundred dollars" (A great amount today's money). Ben says, "That's very generous, Sir!", but Joshua replies, "No, it's not generous. You've been very loyal. You deserve it". Riggs comes bearing a letter. Joshua takes it, opens it and reads it. Ben, noticing the expression on Joshua's face, asks, "Bad news, Sir?" Joshua replies, "Yes. I asked the governor for a stay of execution for Miss Winters, but he's refused". Ben exclaims, "Then she'll hang!" Joshua sadly replies, "Yes. I wish I could help her, but there's nothing I can do".

Vicki is in her cell. A jailer brings Peter Bradford and lets him into the cell. Vicki exclaims, "Peter!" They embrace. Peter says, "I thought I'd never see you again!" Vicki explains, "They asked me if I had any last requests. I told them I wanted to see you". Vicki tells the jailers she'd like to be alone with Peter, and asks, "How much time do we have?" One of the jailers replies, "Five minutes". Vicki gasps, "Five minutes! Peter!!!".

Vicki tells Peter, "I can't think about what's going to happen". Peter tells her, "Don't" Vicki tells him, "Nothing must happen to you! You must tell them I killed Noah Griffin. I tried to tell them, but they wouldn't believe me!" Peter says, "There's so little time. There are so many things I want to know. I want to know what you were like as a little girl. What your favorite color was. What your favorite book was." Vicki says, "I don't know which question to answer first". Peter replies, "You don't have to answer. It's so good just to see you smile". Vicki says, "I want to know everything about you too. We've had so little time to get to know each other". Peter says, "I love you". Vicki replies, "I love you too". Peter notes, "You've never said that before". Vicki replies, "I was afraid to before". Peter asks, "But you're no longer afraid?" Vicki replies, "No". They kiss. The sound of a door is heard. Vicki remarks, "They're coming for me". Peter desperately tells Vicki, "Listen, Vicki! Somehow, you came back in time to find me. I'll find you! Remember that!" A jailer comes and tells Vicki, "You'll have to come with me now". Vicki takes one last look at Peter and says, "Goodbye, Peter". Peter says, "Remember what I said! I'll find you! Remember that!"

Outside, the executioner tests the rope by hanging a heavy bag full of sand from it. The rope passes the test. The executioner takes the bag off the rope. Vicki is brought out. The gallows is a simple affair, Collinsport apparently not rich enough to afford a fancier one. It is merely a ladder leaning against the pole on which the rope is tied. Vicki is placed several rungs up on the ladder. Her hands are tied, and the noose is placed around her neck. The executioner asks, "Do you want a mask?" Vicki nods. A black hood is placed over her head. She hears Peter's voice saying, "Remember, Vicki! Remember, somehow, I'll find you again. No matter what happens now, I'll find you! Remember what I'm saying! Remember! Remember!" The jailer who brought Vicki out says, "May God have mercy on your unrepentant soul" and nods to the executioner. The executioner pulls the ladder out from under Vicki's feet. The rope draws tight...
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