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Episode 483
(COL 7/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: April 25, 1968
Air Date: May 1, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 271
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Ann Davies as Nurse Jackson

Victoria Winters has returned to the Great House of Collinwood from a strange and haunting adventure in the past, and now the terrible events she witnessed there are beginning to change not only her life, but the lives of those around her. In the Old House in the Collins estate, one man, Barnabas Collins, wages a desperate battle against time. For him the past is an old and deadly enemy, one that threatens to reimpose an evil curse upon him, and claim him as its prisoner forever.

Barnabas asks Julia if it would be possible for her to have Willie Loomis released into his care. Julia replies, "Yes. Why?" Barnabas lies that he feels responsible for Willie being there and wants to make amends before starting on his new life. Julia, seeming not to believe him, is reluctant to have Willie released, but Barnabas finally manages to convince her to do so.

Barnabas takes Willie back to the old house and tells him not to leave it without him. Willie asks why. Barnabas explains that it will take time for people to accept the fact that he has returned.

But Willie does not listen. Wanting to tell Maggie he wasn't trying to hurt her that night, he sneaks out and goes to the Evan's Cottage. He knocks on the door. Maggie, who is expecting Joe Haskell, asks, "Joe?" and opens the door. She sees Willie standing there and screams, "How did you escape?" and starts scurrying around the living trying to get away from him. Willie chases her around, trying to tell her that he didn't escape, that he Barnabas had him released, that he wasn't trying to harm her that night. Joe arrives, and Willie flees.

Furious, Joe goes to the old house and tells Barnabas that Willie showed up at the Evans Cottage and tried to kill Maggie. He demands to know why he had Willie released. Barnabas tells Joe that Willie has been cured and wouldn't hurt anyone. He assures Joe that Willie won't leave the house again. Joe tells Barnabas, "If Willie ever comes close to Maggie again, I'll kill him!" and leaves.

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Episode 484
(COL 7/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: April 26, 1968
Air Date: May 2, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 272
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark

From inside the Great House of Collinwood, the curse of a witch reaches out into the night. At the Old House, Barnabas Collins knows that he is the intended victim, and unless his plans for escape are carried out soon, he will again be a member of the living dead.

Barnabas tells Willie he knows what he did and tells him he will send him back to Windcliff if he ever does it again. Willie promises not to and Barnabas tells him he'll give him a second chance. He tells Willie why he's had him released. He tells him about Lang's plan to permanently cure him of the vampire curse, explaining that Lang needs an assistant to do so. Julia, who's come in through the front doors of the Old House quietly and is listening to this from the entrance hall, exclaims, "So THAT'S what you had me release him for!". Barnabas lies that it isn't, that he had Willie released for the reasons he told her, but that since he is free, he should have something to do.

Lang comes to the old house and finds Julia alone there. Julia warns him against using Willie as an assistant, saying Willie is unstable and was once under Barnabas' power and may harbor resentment against him. Lang suggests that SHE be the assistant instead. She declines, hoping that he will decide not to go through with it.

At the Evan's cottage, Jeff can't stop thinking about the dream. There's a knock at the door. Jeff opens the door and finds that it's Dr. Lang, just as in the dream. Lang, who has come to try to talk Jeff into being his assistant for the experiment, notes that Jeff is extremely agitated and asks him why. Jeff tells him about his dream and immediately feels better, the feeling of terror gone. He tells Lang about this and tells him he thinks he knows why. He tells Lang that Maggie had almost the same dream except he, Jeff, was the knocker and she opened only one door, that she felt terrified after waking up, that the feeling of terror left immediately when she told him, Jeff, the dream. He tells Lang that he thinks Maggie was SUPPOSED to tell the dream to him, and he was SUPPOSED to tell it to him, Lang. Lang asks, "Maggie had the EXACT same dream?" Jeff replies, "No, not exactly. She only opened one door. I opened two. The third door must be yours".

Later, at his house, Lang does indeed have the dream. It is Julia at the door. As Jeff had predicted, Lang's dream is identical except that Julia is the knocker and he opens three doors, first the door Maggie opened with the green skull, then the door Jeff opened with the guillotine, then finally a third door. Behind the third door is a headless creature, arms extended, welcoming him...

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Episode 485
(COL 7/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: April 29, 1968
Air Date: May 3, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 273
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Robert Rodan as Adam

At the Great House of Collinwood, Victoria Winters has returned to her life from a strange and frightening adventure in the past. She has been followed from that year of 1795 by a witch, determined to enforce a curse. And, as a result, a terrible nightmare comes to one person, then to another, the same dream always, but each time carries another one step further toward some terrifying, unknown end.

Lang is in his lab with his creation, unable to get the dream out of his mind. There's a knock at the door. Lang answers and is startled to see that it is Julia, dressed just as she is in the dream. Lang is very agitated and tells Julia it's because of a dream. She asks him about it and he tells her. Immediately, Lang feels better. Julia tells her she has come because she has decided to be his assistant for the experiment.

At the Old House, Barnabas writes a letter to Elizabeth telling her that he will have to leave Collinsport and be away for an indefinite period, but that a cousin named "Adam Collins" will be coming to stay soon. He asks her to treat Adam with the courtesy she gave him. He has Willie take the letter to Collinwood.

At Collinwood, Willie is met by Cassandra. She tells him that Elizabeth is not home, but tells him she'll take the letter and give it to Elizabeth when she comes back. Willie refuses, saying he had explicit instructions from Barnabas to give it to Elizabeth and no one else. Cassandra tells Willie that Elizabeth will be back soon and invites him in to wait for her. Willie comes in. They talk. Cassandra remarks that it must be boring for Barnabas to be cooped in the old house all day. Willie, no rocket scientist, replies that Barnabas doesn't stay in the house all day anymore, that he spends most of his days working with Dr. Lang now. He also stupidly tells her that Barnabas will be leaving soon. Cassandra asks where Barnabas is going, but Willie tells her he doesn't know. Cassandra tells Willie she wants to talk to Barnabas before he leaves and asks where he is. Willie tells her he is at Dr. Lang's house. Elizabeth returns. Willie gives her the letter and leaves.

At Lang's house, the experiment begins with Julia assisting. Barnabas is strapped to a bed as Lang prepares to transfer his life force to the creature Adam, who is now finally shown, now complete with head.

Meanwhile, back at Collinwood, Cassandra has made a doll of Lang.

The experiment starts. Lang operates various electrical equipment, which crackle impressively as Julia monitors some gauges.

At Collinwood, Cassandra sticks a pin into the doll of Lang.

Lang suddenly grabs his chest and, in great pain, collapses onto the control panel he has been operating. Several pieces of equipment short circuit, giving off small explosions and puffs of smoke. Julia screams, "BARNABAS!". Both bodies appear lifeless...

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Episode 486
(COL 7/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: April 30, 1968
Air Date: May 6, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 274
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins

At the great house of Collinwood Victoria Winters has returned to her life from the strange and haunting adventure in the past. Tonight, in this doctor's house, an experiment has been attempted, an experiment which would save one man from an ancient curse. But the experiment has ended in unexpected tragedy. The witch who put the curse is getting her revenge.

Lang, in great pain, gasps, "The main switches! Turn off the main switches!" Julia does so. Lang tells Julia he has chest pains. Julia gives him an injection. Lang tells Julia to take Barnabas' pulse. Julia does so and tells Lang that Barnabas' pulse is very slow. Lang, now somewhat recovered, gives her something to inject Barnabas with. Julia suggests to Lang that she take him to the hospital, but Lang refuses, saying the experiment must be finished before the body decomposes. Barnabas regains consciousness and finds that he is still the same. Julia tells Barnabas the experiment was interrupted, that Lang had a heart attack. Barnabas, realizing that Angelique must be responsible, leaves, saying he's going to Collinwood to deal with her.

Lang tells Julia she must finish the experiment soon, as the drug he has been giving Barnabas to combat his vampirism is having less and less of an effect because his body is building a tolerance to it and soon it will cease to have any effect at all. He also tells her the body will decompose in 48 hours if she doesn't do the experiment. He shows her his notes. Lange's chest pain gets worse. Julia goes downstairs to get some more digitalis.

Lang, fearing death, turns on a tape recorder he has on his desk, presses "record" and speaks into it, saying, "Julia, when... when you do the experiment again, if both Barnabas and my creation live...if they both live, Barnabas will be free and healthy as long as Adam lives. Adam will drain Barnabas' affliction from him, but will not suffer from the disease itself if he lives. But if Adam dies, Barnabas Collins will be as he was before"

Meanwhile, in the drawing room at Collinwood, Cassandra is toying with the doll, twisting the pin that is stuck into it. She talks to the doll, saying, "I'm not going to kill you just yet. I'm going to let you play your childish games and torment you slowly first..." Suddenly, the closed drawing room doors burst open. Mrs. Johnson comes in and exclaims, "Mrs. Collins! I do not take orders from you!". Startled by this, Cassandra accidentally pushes the pin all the way into and through the doll.

At Lang's house, Julia returns with the digitalis. Lang tries to tell Julia something important, saying, "Listen, Julia, listen. If both live..." but suddenly screams in pain and dies before he can tell her.

At Collinwood, an indignant Mrs. Johnson, holding a note from Cassandra, tells her, "Mrs. Collins, I do not take orders from you! I will NOT serve you and Mr. Roger breakfast at a different time than the rest of the family!" Barnabas comes into the room. Mrs. Johnson leaves.

Barnabas confronts Cassandra, but she refuses to admit that she is Angelique. Barnabas even offers to be hers if she will lift the curse, but she continues to deny she is Angelique and tells him she doesn't know what he is talking about. Suddenly, Barnabas has a relapse of vampirism and is about to attack Cassandra, but is interrupted by Mrs. Johnson, who comes in and tells him there's a telephone call for him. Barnabas answers the phone. It is Julia. She tells him that Dr. Lang has died. Barnbas tells Cassandra he knows it was she who killed Lang.

Barnabas returns to Lang's house and tells Julia he is suffering a relapse. Julia mixes some of the drug, following Lang's recipe, and gives it to him. Barnabas tells Julia that the drug seems to be having less and less of an effect and tells her they must do the experiment as soon as possible. Julia is reluctant to do so, saying that before Lang died, he was apparently trying to tell her something important that must not be in the notes, but died before he could finish.

Late at night, Julia is studying Lang's notes. She falls asleep and has the dream. She is sitting in the drawing room of Collinwood. The knocker is Mrs. Johnson. Behind the fourth door is a skeleton in a wedding dress...

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Episode 487
(COL 7/DISK 4 #5)

Tape Date: May 1, 1968
Air Date: May 7, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 275
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Thayer David as Professor Stokes
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

It is morning at Collinwood and the great estate appears to be quiet and serene. But inside the great house there is a woman who can know no serenity for she has had a dream, a dream that is part of a witch's curse, a dream that could end in death and destruction.

It is 7:00 in the morning. Julia is at Collinwood, having felt compelled to go there. She is in the drawing room, pacing, unable to get the dream out of her mind. The drawing room doors are closed. Julia is certain the the first person through the door will be Mrs. Johnson, as in the dream. The door opens... But it is Vicki, not Mrs. Johnson. Vicki notices that Julia is acting strangely and asks her what's wrong, but Julia refuses to tell her. Vicki asks if she can help in any way. Julia suddenly thinks of Prof. Stokes and asks Vicki for his address. Vicki tells her that Stokes lives on "Arrowhead St., one of those small streets on the edge of town".

As Julia is leaving, Jeff appears at the front door. Julia brushes past him and leaves without saying a word. Jeff comes in and asks Vicki, "What's wrong with Julia?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. I think it might have something to do with Dr. Lang's sudden death." Jeff, who has just heard about Lang's death for the first time, tells Vicki that he still has the keys to Lang's house, saying that this is his chance to go into Lang's files and find out the truth about his past.

Julia goes to Stokes' house and tells him about the strange series of dreams. Stokes tells her that he has heard about such dreams, that it is a "dream curse". He tells her that the intermediate people who have the dream are not the targets of the curse, that they are only intermediaries, that the curse will end with the death of the final target, who will die when he has the dream.

Jeff goes to Lang's house. Barnabas is there. Jeff breaks into Lang's files and finds his file. Barnabas at first tries to stop him, but then stops, realizing that a physical altercation, which he does not want because of his weakened condition from the experiment, would be the only way to stop Jeff. Jeff tells Barnabas about the sanitarium and about his amnesia. He reads his file and smiles, looking very relieved. Barnabas asks Jeff is he is going to tell Vicki about the good news. Jeff replies that he will. Barnabas tells Jeff to leave Vicki alone, saying he wants her to be happy and that he, Jeff, having been in an asylum, is unstable and will be trouble for her. Jeff tells Barnabas that he knows that he, Barnabas, is in love with Vicki and accuses him of just being jealous. Barnabas threatens to tell Vicki about Jeff's involvement in the experiment, about his robbing of graves. Jeff counters that if he does, he will tell Vicki about Barnabas' involvement.

Jeff goes to Collinwood and tells Vicki that his file stated that he had no homicidal tendencies. He tells her Lang's claim that he had strangled two women and tells her Lang must have lied in order to control him.

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Episode 488
(COL 7/DISK 4 #6)

Tape Date: May 2, 1968
Air Date: May 8, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 276
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Thayer David as Professor Stokes
Robert Rodan as Adam
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang

It is a peaceful evening at Collinwood, but far away from the Great House, one member of the Collins family is in great danger. For soon, very soon, an experiment will be conducted, an experiment that could mean his salvation or his destruction.

Barnabas pressures Julia to hurry with the experiment, but Julia replies that she doesn't know enough yet to perform the experiment, even though the body has only 24 hours before it starts to decompose. Julia tells Barnabas about the dream sequence and tells him she is having trouble functioning because of it. Barnabas vaguely recalls Angelique coming to him in a dream. He tells Julia she must not tell Mrs. Johnson the dream, that she must break the cycle.

Julia recalls Lang telling her to "listen" and gets the idea that maybe he meant the tape recorder, that maybe he left some notes on tape. She turns the tape recorder on, but finds not notes, but Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik". She tells Barnabas Lang liked to listen to music as he worked and that she must have been wrong about the tape recorder being used for notes. She and Barnabas leave the room, neglecting to turn the tape recorder off. A few seconds after they leave, Lang's message comes on...

Prof. Stokes shows up at the Evan's cottage and asks Maggie about the dream. Maggie tells her she doesn't want to talk about it, but Stokes convinces her that it's urgent he know about it. Maggie recounts her dream to him, saying she doesn't understand any of it. Stokes tells her he does.

Stokes goes to Lang's house and tells Barnabas that he now knows that witchcraft is being practiced. He tells Barnabas that he suspects that he, Barnabas, knows who the witch is since he asked him for the talisman that protected from witchcraft. He tells him he may be able to break the dream curse, but needs to know who the witch is. Barnabas replies, "Cassandra."

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Episode 489
(COL 7/DISK 4 #7)

Tape Date: May 3, 1968
Air Date: May 9, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 277
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
David Henesy as David Collins

Today a child returns to Collinwood, unaware of the events that have changed so many lives during his absence. Events that have aroused the suspicions of a young lawyer, the appearance of a mysterious portrait, a marriage between total strangers, the death of a prominent doctor, have all been caused by one whose real identity is known only to herself.

It is morning. Tony Peterson comes to Collinwood and accuses Cassandra of having something to do with Lang's death, but does not explain further. He tells her he'll talk to her about it later and leaves.

Cassandra, thinking Julia must have told Mrs. Johnson the dream and that Mrs. Johnson must have had it by now, asks Mrs. Johnson how she is feeling. Mrs. Johnson replies that's she's feeling tired. Cassandra, thinking she must have had the dream, asks if it's because she didn't sleep well last night, but is surprised when Mrs. Johnson replies that she slept fine, that she never has any trouble sleeping. Cassandra asks her why she feels tired. Mrs. Johnson replies that she always feels that way from all the work at Collinwood.

David, who's been away, returns and is surprised to learn that his father has married. He does not like Cassandra and does not get along with her.

Cassandra and Tony Peterson meet in the garden. Peterson explains why he suspects her of having something to do with Lang's death. He tells her that he was at Lang's house going through some of his Lang's personal effects for legal purposes when suddenly he remembered that he had been there before, even though he had never been there before, all his business with Lang having been in Peterson's office. He tells her he's starting to have fragmentary memories of going to Lang's office and stealing some sort of medallion for her. Cassandra puts him into a trance and causes him to forget all this. She then tells him to follow Julia around and find out why she hasn't told the dream to Mrs. Johnson again. She snaps him out of it. She reminds him, "You say you're feeling strangely. Don't you know why? You're in love. With me." They kiss. Unknown to them, David is in the bushes spying on them...

Cassandra goes back into Collinwood. Roger tells her that now David is back and has been told of their marriage, they can now go on a month long honeymoon, that he's booked two seats on the 10:00 train from Portsmouth. Cassandra does not want to do this because it would interfere with her plans, but does not know what to do.

Cassandra, finding herself in the drawing room with Mrs. Johnson strikes up a conversation with her about dreams and asks her, "Have you had any interesting ones lately?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No, I never have any dreams when I sleep."

Later, David confronts Cassandra and tells her that he saw he kissing Tony Peterson and tells her he will tell his father about it. Cassandra puts a spell on David. David suddenly finds that he cannot speak. Cassandra fetches Roger and tells him something is wrong with David, that he cannot talk. Finding this to be true, Roger gets a pencil and a pad and asks David to write what's wrong, but finds that David cannot write either. In view of David's condition, Roger cancels the honeymoon.

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Episode 490
(COL 7/DISK 4 #8)

Tape Date: May 6, 1968
Air Date: May 10, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 278
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Robert Rodan as Adam
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

For some at Collinwood, there is no rest from the evil that has come to live there. On this night, a woman has sought refuge in the house of a dead doctor, refuge from the terror of a strange kind of dream, but she learns this night that there is no escaping the dream. For the dream is really a curse that must be passed from one person to another until it is climaxed by the violent death of its intended victim.

At Dr. Lang's house, Julia has the dream again. When she awakens, She tells Barnabas about it. There's a knock at the door. This worries Julia, who fears it may be Mrs. Johnson. Barnabas tells her it couldn't possibly be Mrs. Johnson, that she would have absolutely no reason to come here. Barnabas goes and answers and is astonished to find that it is indeed Mrs. Johnson. He asks her why she's here. She replies that she doesn't know.

Julia tells Barnabas she can't hold on any longer. She shows him her hands. They are shaking badly. She tells him she cannot perform the experiment tonight in her condition, that she must tell Mrs. Johnson the dream. They argue about this; eventually, Barnabas agrees to let her tell Mrs. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson is brought into the living room. They ask her again why she is there. Mrs. Johnson again replies that she doesn't know, that she just felt a strange compulsion to come here. Julia tells her that she will tell her something which will cause her to have a terrible dream tonight, warning her she must stay awake all night to avoid having it. Mrs. Johnson mentions that it's odd she's talking to her about a dream, that Mrs. Collins talked to her about dreams just a little while ago. Julia tells her the dream and immediately feels better.

Julia, now back to normal, finishes reading Lang's journals and tells Barnabas she thinks she is ready to perform the experiment.

Vicki comes to Lang's house and asks Barnabas why he's leaving, adding that she read the note he wrote to Elizabeth and gets the impression from the wording that, although he didn't actually say so, he's leaving for good. Barnabas tells her this is not the case, that he didn't mean to give that impression. He tells her he just meant that he doesn't know for sure when he'll be back. He tells her she won't miss him because she'll feel his presence in his cousin, who's very much like him. Vicki asks if it's her refusing his marriage proposal that's causing him to leave. Barnabas assures him that it's not, that he has to return to England to take care of some business interests.

Later, the experiment starts, with Julia operating the equipment. Suddenly, in the middle of it, something seems to go wrong. Several pieces of equipment short circuit again, giving off little explosions and puffs of smoke. Julia quickly turns everything off. Barnabas awakens and finds that he's still in his own body. Julia tells him the experiment has failed. He tells her they must try again, that there's still a little time before the body starts to decompose. He tells her to go and look through Lang's journals and see what went wrong. Julia runs out of the room to get them.

While she is away, Barnabas looks over at Adam and is startled to see him start to move and shouts, "You're alive! We're both alive!"

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Episode 491
(COL 7/DISK 4 #9)

Tape Date: May 7, 1968
Air Date: May 13, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 279
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Robert Rodan as Adam

At the Great House at Collinwood, a light blazes through the night. While at another house, a dead, darkness, dream, waits to become reality or failure. One man makes a dangerous effort to escape an ancient curse, and a body that was constructed for his spirit to bring to life lies beside him as yet inanimate, depending on the skill of one pair of hands.

Barnabas shouts for Julia. The creature breaks the straps binding him to the table. He obviously has immense strength. Julia rushes back into the lab.

Julia and Barnabas try to talk to the creature but find that it cannot speak. They discuss the fact that since it apparently has only part of Barnabas' life-force, it may be incomplete. It looks at them as if it understands what they're saying. It gets up and tries to walk. It succeeds, but in a halting and unsteady manner. Barnabas remarks to Julia that Lang must have considered the possibility that both he and the creature will live and asks her to look through the journals to see what it means. Julia replies that she's already read all Lang's journals and that he never mentions that this could happen. Barnabas asks Julia what they should do with the creature. The creature seems to understand this and starts to act agitated. Julia tries to sedate it with an injection, but the pain of the needle cause the creature to go berserk and attack Julia. Barnabas manages to stop him and get him to lie back down on his table. Julia notes that he, Barnabas, seems to have a lot of influence on the creature. Barnabas asks how much longer till sunrise. Julia tells him dawn is in about an hour. Barnabas tells Julia he isn't sure if he will become a vampire again, but tells her he will await the dawn, saying he would rather die than become what he was before. There's a knock at the front door. Barnabas answers. It's Elizabeth. She tells Barnabas that she's come to see Julia because David has suddenly become ill. Barnabas gets Julia. Elizabeth tells Julia about David's sudden illness. Barnabas remarks to Elizabeth that she needn't worry because he once had a servant who was stricken by the same illness and the illness eventually went away buy itself. In spite of this, Elizabeth asks Julia to come to Collinwood to examine David. Julia agrees to do so. Barnabas, worried, takes Julia aside and reminds her that dawn will be coming soon. Julia assures him she will be back before then and leaves with Elizabeth.

Barnabas thinks about dying, and is surprised to find that he is less worried about himself dying than what will happen to Adam if he does die.

Upstairs, Adam has gotten up off the table and is going around the lab touching things, exploring the lab like a child would.

Julia returns. Barnabas tells her he is certain he will die, that he feels unmistakably that the vampire curse has returned. He asks her to take good care of Adam when he is gone. Julia exclaims, "That may not be necessary. Look!" and points to the window. Barnbas does, and sees that as they've been speaking, the sun has risen without them noticing it. Dawn has passed. It is now day. Barnabas is completely unaffected by the sunlight. The vampire curse has not returned. Barnabas insists that he feels that the vampire curse has returned, and asks Julia, "If it has not returned to me, could it have returned to Adam?"

Upstairs, Adam has cut himself with a scalpel. He goes berserk and starts to knock things over.

Hearing the noise, Barnabas and Julia go upstairs. Finding that they cannot control Adam, the flee out into the hallway and try to close the door, but find they cannot, as Adam has gotten his arm wedged between the door and door frame.

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Episode 492
(COL 7/DISK 4 #10)

Tape Date: May 8, 1968
Air Date: May 14, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 280
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Robert Rodan as Adam
David Henesy as David Collins

In the course of this night inside the great house at Collinwood, a child has fallen victim to the powers of a witch, and in another house, with the coming of the dawn, a bizarre experiment has reached a terrifying climax.

Adam pulls his arm back into the room and Barnabas manages to close the door and lock Adam in. They hear Adam inside tearing the lab apart in his rage. Barnabas decides that Adam is too dangerous and must be destroyed. They go and gets Lang's gun. When they return, they are surprised to find that the lab is quiet. They go inside - cautiously - and find Adam sleeping peacefully, curled in the fetal position. Julia remarks that Adam is like a child, that having had his tantrum, he now falls asleep. Barnabas aims the pistol and prepares to kill Adam, but Julia stops him, saying Adam is like a child, that everything he's done he's done because he doesn't know any better, that he might, like a child, be taught, that anyway, they have no right to kill a living being, even if they did give it life in the lab in the first place. Julia gives Adam an injection and suggests that it might be better to move Adam to the cell in the old house. Barnabas goes to fetch Willie to help him move Adam.

At Collinwood, David is sitting in the drawing room, still unable to speak. Mrs. Johnson is sitting there with him. She looks very sleepy. Cassandra comes in. Mrs. Johnson tells her that she she has been watching over David and has not slept all night. Cassandra tells Mrs. Johnson that she will watch over David for awhile. Mrs. Johnson leaves, saying she's going to get David some broth. While Mrs. Johnson is away, Cassandra, realizing that as long as David is in that condition, Mrs. Johnson will not get any rest, removes the spell from David, putting him to sleep after telling him that when he hears Mrs. Johnson, he will awaken and be able to talk again, but that he will have no memory of what happened.

Mrs. Johnson returns with the broth. As soon as she speaks, David awakens and is able to speak again. Mrs. Johnson tells David to go and tell his father the good news. After David leaves, Cassandra asks Mrs. Johnson, "Why don't you go to sleep and get some rest now?" Mrs. Johnson tells her she is afraid to because she is convinced that when she does, she will have a terrible dream (but she doesn't say why). Cassandra manages to get Mrs. Johnson to sit down and relax. Mrs. Johnson falls asleep and has the dream...The knocker is David.. Behind her door is a huge nest of bats, vampire probably...

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Episode 493
(COL 8/DISK 1 #1)

Tape Date: May 9, 1968
Air Date: May 15, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 281
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Robert Rodan as Adam

Night has settled over Collinwood, and even the harsh shriek of the gulls beyond the cliffs is silenced over the darkening sea. But the seeming serenity of the night is almost a mockery to those who are trapped in an unrelenting curse that respects neither day nor night. And each attempt to escape that curse seems to lead deeper and deeper into the tightening web. Here, just as evil begets evil, what is monstrous among men begets something even more monstrous still.

Adam has been moved to the old house, and is sleeping in a cell in a cellar. Barnabas, Julia and Willie are in the room with him. Adam awakens. Barnabas and Julia tell an obviously terrified Willie that he is to try to teach Adam to talk, then they leave. Willie sits down and nervously lights a cigarette. Adam, curious, reaches out and grabs the cigarette, burning himself. He goes berserk and knocks Willie to the ground. He breaks the door down and runs out.

At Collinwood, Mrs. Johnson tells Julia that she's had the dream and tells her about it. Julia tells her she must break the cycle, that she must not tell David about it. Mrs. Johnson replies that she's not sure how long she can hold out. Julia tells her to leave Collinsport, that if she is not around David, she won't be able to tell him. Mrs. Johnson protests that she doesn't have anywhere she can go. Willie comes rushing in and tells Julia she has something urgent to tell her - in private. Julia tells Mrs. Johnson to leave, saying she'll continue their conversation later. Mrs. Johnson leaves. Willie tells Julia that Adam has escaped. Julia tells Willie that they must find Barnabas, that he may be able to find Adam because they seem to have some mysterious connection to one another.

Meanwhile, Adam has wandered over to the garden right outside the main house and starts to drink from the fountain. Mrs. Johnson, hearing noises, comes out to see what it is. She sees Adam and becomes frightened at the sight of him, Adam being well over 6 feet tall and rather scary looking. Adam runs off. Barnabas, Julia and Willie, having heard her scream, come running out. Mrs. Johnson tells them she's just seen a monster. Barnabas and Willie go looking for Adam. Julia lies to Mrs. Johnson that it was probably just a vagrant. They resume their talk. Julia discovers that Mrs. Johnson has a sister in Boston and convinces her to go and stay with her for awhile.

Barnabas and Willie find Adam in the woods. Per Julia's instructions, they bring him back to the cell in the old house and put one of his feet in a chain, the other end of which is attached to a ring in the wall.

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Episode 494
(COL 8/DISK 1 #2)

Tape Date: May 10, 1968
Air Date: May 16, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 282
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Robert Rodan as Adam
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang (voice only)

Another day comes to a quiet close at Collinwood, but the evening brings with it no end to the fear that hovers over the Great House like an eternal twilight. And the evening promises no peace for those trapped between the darkness and the light, where even the limits that separate the living from the dead have become obscured, and words like man, and mortal, life, and death have been drained of meaning.

Adam is sitting chained in his cell looking very unhappy. Willie brings him his dinner, but Adam just grabs it and angrily throws it across the cell. Willie flees in terror. Julia brings Willie back, telling him he must continue to try to work with Adam, threatening to have him sent back to Windcliff permanently if he refuses. She leaves him there with Adam. Adam grabs two shiny button from Willie's coat and starts to play with them. Willie remarks, "You like shiny things, huh? I'll show you some really nice shiny things." He opens a secret panel behind some bricks and takes out a box of jewels, saying they used to belong to a lady named Josette. While Adam is playing with some of the jewels, Willie reminisces about seeing Maggie wearing them, and how he felt about her, and the fact that he can't even talk to her now because she's so afraid of him. He takes the jewels from Adam and puts them back in their hiding place, but keeps the earrings, saying he's going to give them to Maggie secretly to make her happy.

Willie lurks outside the Evan's Cottage, spying through a window. Inside are Joe and Maggie, ready to go out on a date. Joe goes to wash the coffee cups and Maggie goes to brush her hair. Seeing the room empty, Willie comes in through the unlocked front door, puts the earrings in Maggie's purse and leaves.

Willie returns to the old house and finds Julia in the cell waiting for him. She demands to know where he's been. Willie lies that he took a walk to get some fresh air. Julia tell him he's not to leave the cell again, that if he does, she'll have him sent back to Windcliff. She tells him she'll come back to check on him periodically and leaves. Adam motions to Willie that he'd like to play with the jewels again, but Willie tries to tell him he can't because Julia might come back and see.

At the Evan's cottage, Maggie looks around for her keys. Joe jokes, "Why don't you try looking in your purse?" Maggie does and finds the earrings. She asks Joe if he bought them for hers as a gift. Joe tells her he didn't. Maggie, puzzled, tells Joe she's sure her father wouldn't have bought something like that for her. Joe tells her to turn them in to the police and if no one claims them, they're hers. Maggie looks at the earring and remarks, "They remind me of something, but I don't know what." She puts them on and becomes entranced by them. This seems to disturb Joe.

Julia goes to the cell and finds that an enraged Adam has backed Willie into a corner. Willie tells Julia to give Adam her necklace, saying he's discovered that Adam likes shiny things. Julia gives Adam her necklace. He immediately calms down and starts to play with it. Julia and Willie exit the cell. Julia sets up a tape recorder - Lang's - which she has brought with her, outside the door, saying to Willie that she thinks music may have a beneficial effect on Adam. She turns the tape recorder on, and the strains of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" fills the air. Julia and Willie go upstairs. Seconds later, Lang's message comes on. Lang's voice seems to have and effect on Adam. He goes to barred window in the door and listens intently. The message ends. Adam starts to speak, "Ba... Ba... Ba...Barnabas...".

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Episode 495
(COL 8/DISK 1 #3)

Tape Date: May 13, 1968
Air Date: May 17, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 283
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Robert Rodan as Adam
David Henesy as David Collins

The Great House of Collinwood has seen many hopes, many dreams shattered: some by fate, some by hands more human. But no man has suffered more than one who had a chance to escape from an ancient curse and who found the powers of evil still working against him. For the experiment which was to put his soul into another body had failed, and left him responsible for a monstrous, childlike creature.

Barnabas brings Adam his supper (a mug of soup, a pitifully small meal for a man of Adam's size) and is astonished when Adam says, "Barnabas" several times. Barnabas teaches him to say "food", then watches him eat, then leaves. Adam calls "Barnabas" and, frustrated at being left alone, breaks the chain connecting to the wall, breaks the door down and goes upstairs, crying "Barnabas!" Finding no one upstairs, he goes out the front, door, still crying "Barnabas!".

In the foyer of Collinwood, David shows Roger a Swiss Army type knife that Cassandra had bought him when they had gone into town together. Roger tells David he is glad that he is getting along with Cassandra now and is surprised when David cannot remember a time when he did not get along with her. Barnabas comes into the room. David goes upstairs. Barnabas asks if Julia is there. Roger replies that she isn't, that she's gone to visit Prof. Stokes. He also tells him that Elizabeth has gone to the old house to see HIM. Roger then tells Barnabas that Cassandra has been complaining that he has been rude to her and asks Barnabas why he cannot be civil to her. Barnabas apologizes, saying his coldness to her is caused by the fact that she resembles someone he once knew and disliked is unintentional. Roger replies that he cannot accept this excuse and warns Barnabas that if he does not start acting civil to Cassandra he will not allow him to come to Collinwood anymore. Barnabas replies that it's up to Elizabeth and not him who can or cannot come to Collinwood. Roger warns that she can tolerate rudeness even less than he can.

On her way to the old house, Elizabeth runs into Adam. She tells him he is trespassing, but he does not understand and continues to call "Barnabas!" This surprises Elizabeth. Then, seeing that Adam is chained, Elizabeth flees, thinking he is an escapee from prison.

At Collinwood, Barnabas tells Roger that he does not want any ill will between them and will try to be civil to Cassandra in the future. Suddenly, Elizabeth comes bursting in and screams that she ran into a "giant" outside. Roger gets a gun and goes out to investigate, Barnabas going with him.

In a clearing in the wood, David is playing mumble peg with his new knife. Adam is behind some trees, watching him. David begins to hum as he plays. Adam, attracted by the sound of music, comes out from behind the trees and starts to hum too. David sees Adam but, not fearing him, tries to talk to him. When Adam does not seem to understand, David decides that he must be a foreigner who does not understand English. David tries to teach Adam mumble peg, but Adam, attracted by the shininess of the knife, tries to grab it from David. In the struggle, David sprains his ankle and screams in pain. Adam, concerned, drops the knife and picks David up in his arms. David screams, "Put me down!". Roger and Barnabas, searching the woods nearby, hear David's screams and come running. Barnabas talks to Adam and manages to get him to put David down. David comes running to his father. Adam starts to walk towards them and, before Barnabas can stop him, Roger raises his gun and shoots Adam in the shoulder. Adam, in great pain, runs back to the old house, goes to his cell and collapses on his bed.

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Episode 496
(COL 8/DISK 1 #4)

Tape Date: May 14, 1968
Air Date: May 20, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 284
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Robert Rodan as Adam
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang (voice only)

There is no rest for those who live in the Great House at Collinwood, for a new terror has come into their lives. A strange giant of a man as appeared mysteriously on the estate, and he is believed to be a maniacal killer on the loose. Only three people know his true identity.

Julia returns to Collinwood after visiting Stokes. Cassandra comes in too. Roger has just gotten back from the woods and tells them David had almost been abducted. He calls the police and tells them the details. When Julia hears his description of the "madman", Julia immediately realizes that he must be talking about Adam. She excuses herself and goes to the old house.

Roger tells Cassandra that Barnabas saved David and tells her how he seemed to have some strange power over the madman. He also mentions the strange fact that the madman had spoken Barnabas' name when Elizabeth had run into him.

Julia runs into Barnabas outside the old house. He tells her that Adam has escaped. She replies that she already knows and asks him why he left Adam alone. Barnabas tells her that Adam had spoken and he was so excited he had to go and tell her. Julia tells Barnabas that she thinks Adam might have returned to the old house after being hurt. They go to his cell and find him there. They talk to him and manage to calm him down. Julia treats Adam's wounds while Barnabas goes to Collinwood to talk to Roger.

At Collinwood, Roger tells Barnabas that Elizabeth says the madman said his name when she ran into him and asks him to explain how this can be. Barnabas replies that he doesn't know.

At the old house, Julia has finished treating Adam's wounds. He says, "Music...Music..." Julia brings the tape recorder into the cell, rewinds the tape, starts it and leaves. Once again, after a minute or so of "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", Lang's message come on, but Julia has gone upstairs and does not hear it...

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Episode 497
(COL 8/DISK 1 #5)

Tape Date: May 20, 1968
Air Date: May 21, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 285
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
David Henesy as David Collins

There is some measure of safety while the light of day lingers over Collinwood. But when night comes so will the evil dream that has already struck terror unto the hearts and minds of five people. At the Old House on the Collins estate, a woman will make a great effort to keep the dream from finding a sixth victim, unaware that it is not within her power to keep the dream from spreading.

Mrs. Johnson comes to the old house and tells Julia that she came back from Boston because she kept having the dream every night and could no longer stand it. She tells Julia she just HAS to tell it to David, but Julia tells her to hang on just a little bit longer, that Professor Stokes has told her he may be able to stop the dream. There's a knock at the door. Julia answers. It's David. He tells Julia Roger wants her at Collinwood. Julia asks David if it's urgent. David replies that it isn't. Julia tells him she'll go to the main house in half an hour. Julia takes Mrs. Johnson aside and tells her to go back to Collinwood and lock herself in her room to keep away from David. She keeps David at the old house by telling him she'll show him a nice tape recorder. Just then, Willie comes up and tells Julia to come downstairs, saying it's important. Julia tells David to wait for her and goes down with Willie.

David waits as instructed for a little while, but then gets bored and goes outside, where he runs into Mrs. Johnson, who hasn't returned to Collinwood but is lurking outside. Mrs. Johnson, who can stand it no longer, tells David the dream.

At the Evan's Cottage, Maggie is searching for the earrings. Joe comes to pick her up for a date and tells her that he "stole" the earrings from her and had them appraised. He tells her that they're worth $15,000* and are very old. He tells her he checked with Police and no one's reported anything that expensive missing. Maggie tells him she intends to keep them until someone does. Joe tells Maggie he is disturbed by the fact that she seems so unconcerned about where they came from. She puts them on and immediately starts to act strangely. Joe tells her to take them off. Maggie refuses, and Joe leaves in a huff. Maggie looks in the mirror and realizes that once again the earrings are reminding her of something, but that she doesn't know what. But this time, she realizes that it has something to do with the old house and goes there.

At the old house Maggie runs into Willie. She tells him that she's no longer afraid of him, that for some reason she now realizes that he was telling the truth when he told her he wasn't trying to harm her that night. Willie asks her if they can become "friends", but Maggie tells her she's already seeing Joe.

After Maggie leaves, Willie takes out a rifle, toys with it and mutters, "Soon it will be just me and you, Maggie."

David has the dream. In it, the knocker is Willie. Behind his door is a giant spider web. David goes in and becomes entangled in it. He sees a giant spider coming towards him. *Those must be some earrings. Accounting for inflation from 1968-1999, that's worth about $90,000 -100,000 in today's money!

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Episode 498
(COL 8/DISK 1 #6)

Tape Date: May 16, 1968
Air Date: May 22, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 286
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
David Ford as Sam Evans
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Robert Rodan as Adam
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang (voice only)

Even in the brightness of the day, the atmosphere of Collinwood is poisoned by the evil which makes itself known at night. When the night returns a dream will also come again, but this time it will seek out one who lives at the Old House on the Collins estate: one who has already been told the dream and knows he cannot escape the terror that awaits him with the coming of sleep.

Barnabas finds Willie sitting fearfully in the living room at the old house. Willie tells Barnabas that Mrs. Johnson had returned from Boston and told the dream to David, who's had the dream and just told it to him and that he is afraid of having it. Barnabas gets depressed, knowing the dream is one step closer to him and fearing that he may not be able to stop it. He tells Willie about Angelique and how he had strangled her 200 years ago, saying he had thought he was rid of her forever until Vicki brought that portrait home. Suddenly, he realizes that the portrait may be the key. He tells Willie that he, Willie may not have to have the dream and orders him to go to Collinwood and steal the portrait.

Barnabas goes to Adam's cell to feed him. (This time, he brings him a somewhat more substantial meal, though it still looks like a small amount of food for someone Adam's size. In addition to the mug of soup, Adam gets a couple of small pieces of what looks like roast chicken and a scoop of mashed potatoes). Adam surprises Barnabas by parroting the beginning of Lang's message, "If both live...". Barnabas is happy to see that Adam has learned three new words, though he does not know where he learned them from or what they mean. Willie returns with the portrait and Barnabas goes out to meet him. From inside the cell, Adam sees the portrait and is instinctively terrified by it. Willie asks why Adam is so terrified by the portrait. Barnabas theorizes that Adam, in his innocent, childlike state, can sense the evil. Barnabas gives Willie a note to give to Cassandra telling her to come to the old house at 10 p.m. then leaves, taking the portrait with him.

Barnabas takes the portrait to Sam Evans and tells him he will pay him $500 to gradually age the portrait. Sam, thinking this is a strange request, asks "Why?", but Barnabas tells him this is a job to be done with no questions asked. He adds that he is to uses a brush with the stiffest, sharpest bristles he can find, and that the work is not to start until precisely 10:15 p.m. Sam asks how old he wants the portrait to end up looking. Barnabas replies that he can stop when he thinks the portrait looks like it's about 200 years old.

Cassandra arrives at the old house at 10:10 pm. She tells Barnabas she's late because she had to help Vicki look for the portrait, which is missing. Barnabas asks why she is stretching things out so long, why she didn't just put the curse on him immediately as he knows she could have. Cassandra, still refusing to admit that she is Angelique, tells him she doesn't know what he's talking about and suggests to him he needs a psychologist.

At the Evan's cottage, Sam is watching the clock, a Westclox Big Ben alarm clock. When the clock shows precisely 10:15, he begins to work.

At the old house, Cassandra suddenly feels a sharp pain around her eyes and shrieks in pain. Barnabas tells her that the pain will continue, and that she will find herself aging. He tells her to look at her hands. She does and is shocked to find that they have becomes gnarled with age.

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Episode 499
(COL 8/DISK 1 #7)

Tape Date: May 21, 1968
Air Date: May 23, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 287
David Ford as Sam Evans
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson

In the deceiving stillness of this night at Collinwood a battle for survival is taking place. Not far away, in a small cottage by the seashore, an artist works late into the night, applying age lines to the face of a mysterious painting. While in a remote garden at Collinwood, the woman who posed for the portrait goes through the agony of knowing that she may age almost two-hundred years before the next sunrise.

Cassandra is sitting in the gazebo, dressed in a cloak with a hood. The hood covers her head and her face cannot be seen.

At the Evan's cottage, Sam is taking a break, looking at the portrait. It now appears to be about 80 years old.

Tony Peterson comes to the gazebo, having been summoned by Cassandra. She tells him someone has stolen her portrait and is using it to perform Black Magic on her. She tells him that this sort of magic requires the services of an artist and asks if there are any artists close to the Collins family. Tony Peterson tells her that there is, a Sam Evans. Carolyn comes to the gazebo, sees Cassandra and Peterson there together. Peterson tries to explain that it isn't what it looks like.

Sam resumes his work on the portrait.

Cassandra gives a shriek and runs off. Peterson confesses to Carolyn that he has been meeting Cassandra in the gazebo for some time now, but tells her he is not in love with Cassandra, that she seems to have some strange power to draw him here. She tells him she will confront Cassandra. Peterson warns her not to do this, saying Cassandra has strange powers and is dangerous. Carolyn pooh-poohs this, calling it ridiculous. She tells him it's just some lame excuse he's made up and tells him she's breaking up with him.

Cassandra arrives at the Evan's cottage. Sam asks, "Who are you?" Cassandra throws the hood back and asks, "Don't you recognize me?" Sam is shocked. She looks just like the portrait, which now looks about 150 years old. She demands that Sam give the portrait to her, but he refuses, saying the portrait belongs to someone else. She tells him she knows he is referring to Barnabas, and tells him that she is the real owner of the portrait, that Barnabas had stolen it. Sam refuses to give it to her, telling her to take the matter up with Barnabas. She warns him, "I have nothing against you, but I do whatever I must to get the portrait. Give it to me! This is your last chance!" Sam still refuses to give it to her. She warns him not to keep working on the portrait and leaves.

Sam goes back to the easel to work on the portrait, but finds his eyesight suddenly getting blurrier and blurrier. In a few seconds, he is totally blind. Cassandra comes back in, tells Sam, "I gave you one last chance to give me the painting, but you didn't take it!", takes the portrait and leaves.

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Episode 500
(COL 8/DISK 1 #8)

Tape Date: May 15, 1968
Air Date: May 24, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 288
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
David Ford as Sam Evans
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Robert Rodan as Adam

At the Great House of Collinwood, the portrait of a woman has caused many mysterious happenings. And one man decides to test its power to establish whether it controls a witch or a witch controls it. And he and an artist discover that as the portrait changes so does the woman. But the artist also learns the terrible truth of the witch's power.

Maggie returns from her date and finds Sam blind. She wants to call a doctor, but Sam insists that she get Barnabas instead.

At the old house, Barnabas catches Adam and Willie playing with the jewels. Willie lies that Adam found them by himself. While putting the jewels back, Barnabas notices that the pair of earrings are missing. Willie suggests that maybe Adam put them in his pockets or dropped them somewhere. Willie and Barnabas search Adam's pockets but find nothing. They then search the floor of the cell but still can find nothing. Barnabas tells Willie, "You'd better find them or I'll start to think YOU took them!"

Maggie comes to the old house and gets Julia and Barnabas and brings them to the old house. Sam tells Barnabas about the old woman coming and claiming he had stolen the portrait from her and angrily accuses him of getting him involved in something illegal. Julia examines Sam and tells him she's not qualified in eye problems and tells him he should see a specialist. She takes Barnabas aside and, speaking quietly so as not to be overheard, tells him the truth, that Sam's optic nerve has been damaged and she fears that his blindness might be permanent. Barnabas feels guilty about getting Sam involved.

At he old house, Adam is listening to the tape recorder again, once again hearing Lang's message. Willie shows up just in time to miss it again. Willie, holding a plate of what looks like roast chicken again, sarcastically remarks, "Ten o'clock feeding for the baby!" but instead of giving the food to Adam, withholds it, waving a chicken leg in front of him and telling him to say "I stole the earrings". He waves the chicken leg in front of Adam, just out of reach and tells him, "You're supposed to learn something new every day. Now say it - I STOLE THE EARRINGS". But Adam won't cooperate, so Willie takes it a step further, "All right, if you don't say it, I'LL eat it". He starts eating Adam's chicken leg, making exaggerated "MMMMM!!!!" sounds as he does so. Adam becomes angry, manages to break his chain and lunges at Willie. Willie runs for his life. Adam chases Willie upstairs.

Julia and Barnbas return to the old house and find Adam strangling Willie. Barnabas tells Adam to stop, but Adam will not listen, so Barnabas begins to beat him with his cane. Adam finally lets go of Willie, who flees in terror. Adam, a look of deep hurt and betrayal on his face, turns on Barnabas. He grabs him by the throat and starts to strangle him.

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Episode 501
(COL 8/DISK 1 #9)

Tape Date: May 17, 1968
Air Date: May 27, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 289
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Robert Rodan as Adam

Peaceful now, the Great House of Collinwood does not know the strange drama being enacted on another part of the great estate: the drama which will spill over into their lives with horrifying results. For a monster is loose, a monster who has already tried to kill one man. And now in this Old House he is determined to end the life of the one person he has loved in his short life.

Julia manages to get Adam to stop choking Barnabas with some soothing words. Barnabas is by now unconscious. Adam runs out of the old house. When Barnabas regains consciousness, he prepares to go and find Adam, but Julia tells him that she's reached the conclusion that Adam is uncontrollable, incurably violent and suggests that it might be better to just leave him out there where he's certain to be killed by a car sooner or later. Barnabas gets a rifle and goes outside. Julia goes with him. In the woods, Barnabas tells Julia that he too has reached the conclusion that Adam must be killed. Adam, hiding behinds some trees, hears this and, seeming to understand somehow, mutters, "Kill?!" and runs off.

At Collinwood, Carolyn tells Elizabeth about seeing Cassandra and Tony Peterson together in the gazebo and tells her she thinks something is going on between them. Elizabeth replies that she thinks she's jumping to conclusions. While they are discussing this, Adam, frightened by the sound of thunder outside, bursts in through the front doors. Carolyn and Elizabeth, cowering in fear, asks him what he wants. Adam replies "Music", then keeps repeating, "If both live..." Carolyn turns an old-fashioned "cathedral" radio on for him. The strains of "The Theme from 'A Man And a Woman'", a popular instrumental hit from the late 60's, fills the air. Adam, apparently not finding this to his taste, knocks the across the room and shatters it into pieces, exclaiming "NOT music!!!" Elizabeth distracts Adam by asking him if he's hungry and wants any food. Carolyn tries to escape through the drawing room window, but Adam grabs her before she can. Elizabeth grabs a letter opener and tries to stab Adam, but he manages to grab her wrist. They struggle. Carolyn screams. Barnabas and Julia, who are searching the woods nearby, hear Carolyn's screams and come running to Collinwood. Barnabas aims the gun at Adam and demands that he let Carolyn go, but Adam flees, Carolyn in his arms. Barnabas, unable to shoot for fear of hitting Carolyn, gives chase.

Elizabeth asks Julia, who has remained at Collinwood, asks why Barnabas had a rifle with him and tells Julia she thinks Barnabas knows more about the madman that he admits. Julia denies this and lies to Elizabeth that Barnabas had the gun because he heard a noise and saw some lurking around outside the old house and went to investigate, taking the gun with him for protection.

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Episode 502
(COL 8/DISK 1 #10)

Tape Date: May 22, 1968
Air Date: May 28, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 290
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Jerry Lacy as Tony Peterson
Robert Rodan as Adam

The storm over Collinwood continues, and the night is filled with fears. For a girl has been seized by a giant and is carried off into the storm. And a mother waits.

Having heard about Carolyn, Tony Peterson comes to Collinwood. Elizabeth tells him there's something strange about the madman.

Adam returns to the old house with Carolyn. Willie, pointing a rifle at him, gets him to put her down. He then tries to order him back to his cell, but Adam knocks the rifle out of his hands and knocks him down. Elizabeth and Peterson, who are in the woods nearby looking for Barnabas, hear the commotion and come running. Willie tells them about seeing Adam with Carolyn, telling them Adam had knocked him down. He points in the direction Adam had gone with Carolyn. Peterson goes to search. Unfortunately for Willie, he has called Adam by name. Elizabeth asks him why he called the madman "Adam", accusing him of knowing more than he admits. Willie replies that he doesn't know why he called he madman "Adam", saying it was just a slip of the tongue.

Adam takes Carolyn to the cellar of a ruined house. Carolyn tries to talk to him but finds he cannot speak. She comes to realize he is just like a child.

At the old house, Willie struggles to stay awake, knowing he will have the dream if he falls asleep. He loses the battle against fatigue, falls asleep and has the dream. In it the beckoner is Carolyn. Behind his door is a growling wolf.

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Episode 503
(COL 8/DISK 2 #1)

Tape Date: May 23, 1968
Air Date: May 29, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick
Worldvision Rerun: 291
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Robert Rodan as Adam
Vince O'Brien as Sheriff Patterson

Panic reigns in the Great House of Collinwood for a young girl has been abducted by a manmade monster, and her life is in great danger. In the Old House on the Collins Estate, another man is gripped by fear: fear of a terrifying dream, a dream that is part of a curse. And the curse may soon end in an unexpected moment of horror.

Julia arrives at the old house in the morning. She finds Willie in a highly agitated state and realizes he must have had the dream. She explains the dream curse to him, telling him the final target is Barnabas, who will die when he has the dream. Willie tells Julia the details of the dream. He seems to be frightened by the barking of dogs outside. Julia tells him not to be afraid, that the barking is of the police dogs searching for Carolyn. Willie tells Julia he wants to go out to join the search for Carolyn. Julia tells him she knows the real reason he wants to find Carolyn, to tell her the dream. Willie admits that this is true, telling her he can't stand it any longer. Julia tells him he must not tell the dream to Carolyn, that he must try to break the cycle and save Barnabas. She tells him there may be a way she can help him forget the dream. She takes her medallion out and hypnotizes him and tells him to forget the dream. While under hypnosis, Willie claims to be able to see Carolyn, that she's "under the ground". When Julia takes Willie out of the hypnotic trance, she finds that her efforts to make him forget the dream have failed. He still remembers and is still terrified by it. She theorizes that it's buried too deep in his subconscious to be erased. She tells Willie that while he was in the hypnotic trance, he claimed to be able to see Carolyn and that she was "under the ground". They both worry that this might mean that she is dead.

Meanwhile at the root cellar - Carolyn is indeed "under the ground"- Carolyn realizes that Adam does not mean to hurt her. She tells him that she wants to be friends with him and asks him to bring her back to Collinwood so she can get some food. Unfortunately for her, Adam is not THAT stupid, and instead of doing as she says, opens the door to go get some food by himself. When Adam opens the door, Carolyn tries to run out and escape, but he grabs her and throws her back inside, takes a boulder and bars the door, which opens outward, with it and leaves.

Sheriff Patterson comes to the old house to question Willie and Julia. He tells the he thinks the madman has some connection to the old house and that they know what it is, citing as evidence the fact that when Elizabeth first ran into him, he appeared to be coming from the direction of the old house, that he spoke the name "Barnabas", and the fact that he brought Carolyn to the old house. Willie and Julia try to convince him he is wrong. While they are talking, they look and see Adam peering in at them through a window. Adam, seeing that the sheriff has seen him, flees. The sheriff runs outside, fires a few shots at Adam, and gives chase.

The sheriff comes back. He tells Willie and Julia that the madman has been caught, that he had superhuman strength and that it required 20 officers* to subdue and capture him. He tells Willie and Julia that he's certain that, because of the way the creature looked at them, it knew them. Julia denies this and the sheriff, having no real proof, leaves. *For a town which Burke Devlin described as being the size of one New York City block in one of the early episodes, Collinsport sure has a large police department...

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Episode 504
(COL 8/DISK 2 #2)

Tape Date: May 24, 1968
Air Date: May 30, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Jack Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 292
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Robert Rodan as Adam
Clifford Pellow as Deputy
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

In the Great House of Collinwood a frightened woman waits. She is hoping for a message to end the horrors in her imagination. Finding the world in chaos, she scarcely believes what has happened. Wishing she could deny reality, she feels its sharpness as she hungers for news of her daughter, who has been abducted, carried off by a powerful and half-crazed monster, carried to a hidden place, so well hidden that no one knows where Carolyn Stoddard is. No one knows if she is alive or dead.

Carolyn regains consciousness and finds that Adam has left. She tries to open the door but finds that she cannot (because of the rock).

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth is talking on the phone with the police. She is told that the madman has been captured, but Carolyn has not been found, and that the madman seems unable to talk. After hanging up, Elizabeth tells Vicki that she suspects that Barnabas knows more about the madman than he will admit and tells her why she thinks so. She also tells her that she finds it interesting that he had written in his letter that a cousin of his named "Adam Collins" would soon be coming to Collinwood and she suspects the madman's name is "Adam". She tells Vicki that she has not gone to the police with this because she wants to talk to Barnabas about it first. Cassandra, who out in the foyer has heard them talking, comes in. Vicki tells Elizabeth to go and try to get some sleep. Elizabeth leaves. Cassandra asks Vicki about the madman kidnapping Carolyn, but finds that, as usual, Vicki is cold towards her. She exclaims, "Why do you hate me so?" and breaks down in tears, and runs from the drawing room and up the stairs. But by the time she reaches the top of the stairs, the tears have stopped...

Elizabeth comes back downstairs into the drawing room. She tells Vicki that she tried but was unable to sleep. Vicki tells Elizabeth about Cassandra breaking down in tears. She tells Elizabeth that maybe she misjudged Cassandra just because of her resemblance to the portrait of Angelique and should not be so cold towards her in the future, but Elizabeth replies that she doesn't trust Cassandra either.

Elizabeth and Vicki go to the Collinsport Jail to see if they can get Adam to say anything about where Carolyn is, but the only things he says are, "Friend" and "Food". They leave.

At the Collinsport Jail, a guard decides to have some "fun" with Adam. He goes into Adam's cell and starts to beat him with a baton. Adam easily overpowers the guard, knocks him out and escapes.

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Episode 505
(COL 8/DISK 2 #3)

Tape Date: May 30, 1968
Air Date: May 31, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 293
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Robert Rodan as Adam
Vince O'Brien as Sheriff Patterson
Addison Powell as Dr. Eric Lang (voice only)
Angie Brown as Deputy

The atmosphere of Collinwood is charged with tension; still missing is a girl, abducted by a strange, terrifying man. Earlier this night, the man was caught and jailed. Now it's been learned that he has broken out of jail, and is at large somewhere on the Collins estate.

The sheriff and some deputies follow Adam's trail and find that it leads to the vicinity of the old house. The sheriff tells the deputies, "We must be following the right trail. Every time something strange happens, all roads lead to the old house."

The sheriff goes to the old house to question Barnabas, asking him what he knows about the madman. Barnabas lies that he knows nothing. The sheriff confronts him with the fact that Willie had called the madman "Adam", and Elizabeth had heard the creature calling the name "Barnabas".

Adam returns to the root cellar, the deputies hot on his trail. Panicking when he hears the sound of the police dogs, he grabs Carolyn and runs from the root cellar. The deputies, who are nearby, hear the sounds of Carolyn's screams.

The sheriff tells Barnabas that there is one other thing. He tells him that Roger had said he had shot the madman in the shoulder, but when the madman was caught, the wound had been treated. He tells Barnabas that they have checked every doctor in the area and found that none of them had treated them, that there was only one doctor they had not questioned - Julia. Barnbas cooks up the story that Adam had indeed shown up at the old house begging for food several days earlier and that Willie must have mentioned the name "Barnabas". He tells the sheriff he did not mention this to him earlier because he was afraid he would make too much of it. The sheriff seems doubtful, but before he can ask Barnbas any more questions, a deputy comes bursting in and tells him that the madman has been spotted running from the root cellar of the old Taylor farm going towards Widow's Hill and that the deputies are converging to box him in. The sheriff tells Barnabas to come along with him. Barnabas asks, "Why? I won't be of much help." The sheriff tells him he wants him along because he wants to see if the madman recognizes him.

Adam is cornered at Widow's Hill. He lets Carolyn go. She trips and falls, clinging perilously to the edge of the cliff. Adam pulls her up. She runs into Barnabas' arms. She begs the police, "Don't hurt him! He saved my life!". Seeing that there is no escape, Adam throws himself off Widow's Hill. Certain that he must be dead, everyone leaves.

This episode ends with a lingering shot of the rocks below Widow's Hill and the waves crashing into them and a repeat of Lang's message, "Julia, when...when you do the experiment again, if both Barnabas and my creation live, if they both live, Barnabas will be free and healthy as long as Adam lives. Adam will drain Barnabas' affliction from him, but will not suffer from the disease itself because he lives. But if Adam dies, Barnabas Collins will be as he was before"
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