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Episode 549
(COL 9/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: July 18, 1968
Air Date: August 1, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 336
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Robert Rodan as Adam
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair

The long night of horror at Collinwood continues, for a witch has been turned human by her master. And human, dies in the arms of a man she vowed to rule. But no one can guess if death is truly the end or merely the beginning of some new mad scheme.

Barnabas and Julia return to the Old House. Outside the front door, they pause to discuss what to do with the body. But when Barnabas and Julia, they find that Angelique's body is gone... They wonder what could have happened to it. Julia theorizes that maybe Angelique was lying, that she hadn't lost all her powers and is still alive, but Barnabas tells her he's sure Angelique's dead, that he can "feel" for certain that she is. They wonder if maybe Nicholas came and took the body, and if so, why.

Carolyn brings Adam his breakfast, bacon, eggs and toast. She apologizes for burning the toast, saying she's not used to getting up so early. Adam tells her that last night a dark-haired woman with eyes that burned through him had tried to kill him but Nicholas stopped her. Carolyn doesn't believe Adam and tells him it must have been a dream. When Carolyn leaves, she finds Nicholas outside. She tells him what Adam said and asks him if it happened. Nicholas replies that it did not, that it have been a dream, as she suspected. Nicholas tells Carolyn that Cassandra has left permanently. Carolyn leaves. Nicholas leaves goes in to see Adam. He tells him to let Carolyn go on thinking what happened was a dream. Adam asks, "But that would make me a liar!" Nicholas asks, "You care a great deal what Carolyn thinks about you, don't you?" Adam replies, "Yes". Blair explains, "If you told her the truth, it would only upset her, and only a child goes around upsetting people. You are no longer a child, Adam. One look in the mirror is enough to see that! Adam, you must start behaving like a MAN." Adam asks, "How?" Blair asks, "You're in love with Carolyn, aren't you?" Adam, looking very embarrassed, does not reply. Blair continues, "Oh, you don't need to be embarrassed, Adam! All men are allowed to fall in love. In fact, it's expected of them!". Adam asks, "And what do they do?" Blair replies, "Make the woman love them! Show her how much stronger he is than she is! Adam, you must learn to TAKE what you want!". Adam asks, "How?" Blair replies, "By GRABBING it! By DEMANDING it! If necessary, by LYING and CHEATING!" He pauses then adds in a jaunty tone, "It's the ONLY way!". Adam echoes, "TAKE what I want! GRAB it!" Blair tells him, "Let no one stop you!" Adam echoes, "I will not let anyone stop me!"

Roger shows Blair the house in which - coincidently - Lang had once lived and tells him it's for rent. Blair replies that he'd prefer to buy the house rather than rent it, but Roger tells him that he can't do that without Elizabeth's consent, that he'll have to wait until she's recovered. Blair agrees to rent it for the time being, saying he will talk to Elizabeth about it when she's out of the hospital.

Adam is taking Blair's advice to heart. He looks in the mirror, clenches his right fist and mutters, "GRAB IT! Yes! You are a MAN. Men fall in love! Nicholas says so! It is true! TAKE what you want! Carolyn! Carolyn! Carolyn! Carolyn!" and leaves leaves his hiding place and goes into the main house to look for Carolyn. Luckily, Carolyn is in her room right outside the entrance to the West Wing and no one else sees him. Furious, Carolyn takes him back to his hiding place in the West Wing and starts scolding him. She tells him, "I'll call Professor Stokes. Maybe he can come and see you today", but Adam replies, "No!" Carolyn asks, "Why are you angry with him?" Adam replies, "He taught me to be polite!" Carolyn tells him, "There's nothing wrong with that. On the contrary...", but Adam says, "No one gets what they want by being polite!", goes and locks the door and takes the key. He tells Carolyn he loves her and tries to kiss her. Carolyn tells him it would be impossible for them to love each other, struggles free and tries to open the door, but finds that it's locked. Adam screams, "You don't love me because I'm ugly!!!" and grabs her, saying, "You will love me! You WILL love me!".

At Blair's house, Blair goes into a room in a basement where he has secreted a coffin and speaks to it, "Here you are, Angelique, at you resting place. Your husband asked me if I knew where you were. You are here, where many things will happen that you have never dreamed of. Sleep in peace, Angelique, sleep in peace, for unlike yours, my plans will become reality!"

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Episode 550
(COL 9/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: July 19, 1968
Air Date: August 2, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 337
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Thayer David as Professor Stokes
Robert Rodan as Adam
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A gloomy day at the great estate of Collinwood, and to one girl it is a day filled with hurt and sorrow. For she has found out a sad truth: a good deed done selflessly, can cause as much agony as a malicious act.

Carolyn, having escaped from Adam, telephones Stokes and tells him that Adam can no longer stay at Collinwood.

Stokes comes to Collinwood and asks for Carolyn. Vicki tells him that Carolyn is busy in the kitchen with Mrs. Johnson. She also tells him that Cassandra has left permanently. Stokes tells Vicki that he thinks this is just another one of Cassandra's tricks, but Vicki tells him about how figure of Angelique in the portrait at first aged, then disappeared completely. Stokes triumphantly announces, "Then her reign of terror is finally over!" and pours himself a sherry to celebrate. But then he asks if Cassandra's "brother" is still here. Vicki tells him he is. Stokes dejectedly remarks, "The queen is dead. Long live the king". Carolyn comes and Vicki leaves. Carolyn tells Stokes that Adam is "growing up", that Adam has fallen in love with her. She tells Stokes about how Adam tried to force himself on her and announces that Adam can no longer stay at Collinwood.

Vicki and Jeff Clark meet in the garden. Jeff asks Vicki what her favorite month is. Vicki replies, "September". Jeff then asks her what her favorite number is. Vicki replies, "24". Jeff takes out a notebook and writes the date "September 24" on it. Vicki asks why. Jeff replies that it's an important date, that it's going to be the date they'll be married. Jeff then proposes to Vicki, asking her to marry him on September 24th. Vicki accepts. Jeff puts an engagement ring on her finger. They kiss. From an upstairs window, Adam watches...

Stokes goes to Adam's hiding room and tries to tells him that Carolyn can never love him. He starts by telling Adam that it's because Carolyn is rich, but when this doesn't work, Stokes tells Adam it's because he's different. Adam asks how he's different. Stokes is at first reluctant to tell him, but Adam insists that he be honest with him and tell him the truth, saying, "You taught me it is wrong to lie!" Stokes tells Adam he was artificially created. Adam is devastated. Stokes tries to console him, telling him that only he, Barnabas and Julia know this. Adam tells Stokes, "You are no longer my friend!" and orders him to leave.

Stokes goes downstairs and tells Carolyn that he tried to talk to Adam, but that it did no good, and that it will be a little while before he can take Adam away because Adam is angry with him. Carolyn tells Stokes that she can no longer go into the room with Adam. Stokes asks if there's anyone else who can take Adam's food to him. Carolyn tells him she will have Harry take Adam his food until he can take him away.

Upstairs, Adam, looking very dejected, moans that no one can love him because he's different, takes a knife from his breakfast tray and raises it, preparing to stab himself...

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Episode 551
(COL 9/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: July 22, 1968
Air Date: August 5, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Jack Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 338
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Robert Rodan as Adam
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
Craig Slocum as Harry Johnson

On this day a dark and terrible secret has been revealed within the great house at Collinwood. A secret concerning a strange man called Adam, who has been hiding in the closed off west wing of the house. Adam has been told the devastating truth about his origin and how it affects his existence.

The door starts to open. Adam quickly hides the knife behind his back. Harry comes in carrying Adam's lunch. Harry tells Adam that in his rush to get out of the kitchen without being seen, he had forgotten to get fresh silverware, but that he can use the silverware from breakfast. He goes to get them from the breakfast tray and notices that the knife is missing. He asks Adam where it is and, noticing that Adam is hiding his hand behind his back, asks him what he's hiding. Adam raises the knife and prepares to stab himself, saying, "Carolyn hates me!". Harry grabs his arm and prevents him from stabbing himself, telling him that Carolyn doesn't hate him, that if she did, she wouldn't be giving him food and shelter. Adam stops and gives Harry the knife.

Harry goes downstairs to find Carolyn, but finds only Blair there. Blair notices that Harry's holding a knife and asks him about it. Harry lies that he found it outside the kitchen, that someone must have dropped it there. Blair tells Harry that he can tell he's shaken and asks if it has anything to do with Adam. He tells Harry that Carolyn's told him about Adam. Harry tells him what happened. When Blair learns that Adam has tried to commit suicide, he tells Harry to stay and wait for Carolyn, who has stepped out with Stokes, and rushes upstairs.

Upstairs, Blair asks Adam what's wrong. Adam tells him that he's just learned that he's different from everyone else, that no one can love him because he's different, and is lonely. Blair tells him, "There's a very simple solution to this!".

Carolyn returns. Harry tells her about Adam's suicide attempt and tells her that Blair is upstairs talking to Adam. Carolyn rushes upstairs.

Upstairs, Blair is asking Adam if he's understood all that he's told him. Adam replies that he has. Carolyn comes in and asks Adam what's wrong. Adam replies that nothing is, that he is very happy. She asks him why he tried to kill himself then. Adam replies that there's nothing to tell, that everything is different now, that soon, everything will be better. Very soon.

Carolyn and Blair go downstairs. Carolyn asks Blair what he did. Blair replies that he just had a man-to-man talk with Adam, and tells her, "Now that I've helped Adam, maybe we can be friends".

Adam goes to the old house and confronts Barnabas, accusing him of hurting him. Barnabas apologizes for having locked him up, explaining that he had to because he was dangerous at that time. Adam tells Barnabas that that's not what he's talking about. He tells Barnabas that he hurt by creating him, by making him different from everyone else, by making him a creature. Barnabas tells Adam that he did not create him, that Dr. Lang did, but Adam does not believe him, saying he does not remember a Dr. Lang, that he remembers that the first person he saw was Barnabas. He tells Barnabas, "I do not intend to stay lonely forever! Ordinary people cannot love me because I am different. But someone different like me could love me and stay with me. That is why, Barnabas, you will create for me a woman!"

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Episode 552
(COL 9/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: July 23, 1968
Air Date: August 6, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Jack Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 339
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Robert Rodan as Adam
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Silence and calm have fallen over the great house at Collinwood, providing those who live there with a false sense of security. No one is aware of the danger this night will bring. At the Old House on the Collins estate, a strange confrontation is taking place between Barnabas Collins and the creature known as Adam.

Barnabas tells Adam that that would be impossible because he didn't create him and doesn't know how it was done. Adam asks where he can find Lang. Barnabas tells him Lang is dead. Adam asks when Dr. Lang died. Barnabas tells him Lang died 2 days before he, Adam, was brought to life. Adam responds that this must mean that he, Barnabas must know how to do the experiment, as Lang couldn't have because he was dead. Barnabas tells Adam that he didn't complete the experiment, that he was part of it. Adam asks who did complete the experiment. Barnabas tells him Julia did. Adam says that Julia must therefore know how to do the experiment, but Barnabas continues to insist that it would be impossible for them to repeat the experiment. Adam does not believe this and promises Barnabas that if they'll create a mate for him, he will take her and leave Collinsport forever and go far, far away. He also starts to make a threat, saying "But if you refuse, I'll...", but is interrupted by Willie coming up from the cellar. Willie, seeing Adam, becomes frightened, but Adam tells him not to be, that his business is with Barnabas, not him. He tells Barnabas he will give him till 9:00 to come to a decision. The clock reads 8:40.

At Collinwood, Jeff comes on a surprise visit to tell Vicki he's come to take her on a surprise date. Vicki tells him that unfortunately, she's made other plans, that she's going to the old house to tell Barnabas about their engagement. Jeff becomes very upset, but Vicki manages to calm him down. He asks, "How long will this take?" Vicki replies, "About an hour".

At the old house, the clock now reads 9:00. Barnabas tells Adam, "The answer is still 'no'". Adam just says, "Then I will leave". Barnabas asks him to stay a little longer, to wait until Julia comes, that she will tell him why it would be impossible for them to do the experiment again. But Adam is cynical and tells Barnabas, "Julia is your friend. She will lie for you". He tells Barnabas "You have the power to give me what I want, but you refuse. You will be sorry, Barnabas, very sorry!" and leaves. Willie grabs a rifle and says Adam is dangerous and must be destroyed. But Barnabas stops him, saying they still need Adam alive because Adam knows the message Lang left on the tape.

Vicki is walking through the woods on the way to the old house. Adam happens to see her, and starts following her, unobserved. He spies through the window of the old house as Vicki and Barnabas talk. Inside, Vicki tells Barnabas about her engagement to Jeff. Barnabas - seeming to take this well - congratulates her and kisses her on the cheek and wishes her happiness.

As Vicki is walking through the woods on her way back to Collinwood, Adam kidnaps her...

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Episode 553
(COL 9/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: July 24, 1968
Air Date: August 7, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 340
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Robert Rodan as Adam
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Before the passing of another night a new and deadly force will strike terror in the hearts of those who live on the Collinwood estate. Within the great house a young man waits for Victoria Winters to return from a visit to the Old House. He waits. He is unaware that she will soon become a pawn in a terrifying game of revenge.

Jeff is waiting in the foyer for Vicki. The clock reads 11:35. Carolyn comes downstairs. Peter explains to her that Vicki had gone to the old house to talk to Barnabas and said she'd be back in about an hour, but that it's already been over 2 hours. Carolyn tells Peter not to worry. She tells him that Barnabas and Vicki are very good friends, that Vicki just probably lost track of time. But Jeff is still worried and tells Carolyn he's going to the old house to check. Carolyn tells him she'll show him the way to the old house, but Jeff tells her that's not necessary because he already knows the way to the old house. Carolyn remarks, "I didn't know you'd ever been to the old house". Jeff remarks, "I haven't". Carolyn asks, "Then how could you know the way there?" Jeff becomes puzzled at how he could know. After a long pause, he tells Carolyn that Vicki must have told him some time or other.

Upstairs, Adam has Vicki tied up in his bed. She starts to ask him where she is, then recognizes the room. Adam explains to her that he needs her to help him and will not hurt her unless she screams or tries to get away - in which case he'll kill her.

Jeff goes to the old house and asks Barnabas to see Vicki. Barnabas replies that Vicki had left some time ago. Jeff tells Barnabas that Vicki never returned to Collinwood, and that he did not run into her on the path between the Collinwood and the old house. Barnabas, remembering Adam's threat but not saying anything about it, tells Jeff that they must search for Vicki. Jeff, seeing the worried look on Barnabas' face, accuses him of knowing more than he'll admit, but Barnabas denies this. They leave to search for Vicki.

As Jeff and Barnabas search the woods for Vicki, they reach a point where there is a fork in the path. Barnabas explains that the main path leads directly to Collinwood, while the smaller path is a more circuitous one which leads to the back garden. He tells Jeff to take the side route while he searches the main one.

Barnabas arrives at Collinwood and tells Carolyn that Vicki has disappeared, that Adam had been at the old house earlier and that he suspects that Adam had kidnapped Vicki. He demands to know where Adam is, but Carolyn continues to deny that she knows anything about Adam's whereabouts.

After Barnabas leaves, Carolyn rushes up to Adam's room and knocks on the door. Adam comes out. Carolyn questions Adam, but he lies to her that he did not go to the old house and knows nothing of what happened to Vicki. Carolyn demands to look inside his room. Adam lets her in. Vicki is nowhere to be seen.

After Carolyn leaves, Adam opens a closet door. Inside is Vicki, bound and gagged.

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Episode 554
(COL 9/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: July 25, 1968
Air Date: August 8, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 341
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
Don Briscoe as Tom Jennings

The darkness that shrouds Collinwood is particularly ominous on this night, for Victoria Winters has disappeared. Two men are searching for her through the forest that surrounds the great estate. One of them fears for her life. Another man is about to know another kind of fear. A fear that will mount to terror - the greatest terror he could possibly know.

Jeff and Barnabas continue to search the woods. In the distance comes the sound of howling dogs. Barnabas wonders, "I am no longer a vampire. Why are they howling?"

At Blair's house, Blair is in the basement room where he's keeping Angelique's coffin. He comes out and runs into a handyman outside. He quickly closes the door and asks the handyman, a Tom Jennings, who had been doing some work upstairs, what he's doing downstairs. Jennings replies, "I've finished the wiring upstairs and I wondered if you had anything else you'd like me to do". Blair tells him that he doesn't. Jennings says, "I thought the cellar might need work. You never know with these old houses. I'd better check the foundation", opens the door to the coffin room and goes in before Blair can stop him. He sees the coffin and asks Blair what it's doing there. Blair lies that it was there when he moved in and that it's empty. Jennings leaves. Blair thinks to himself, "Too bad you saw that coffin, Jennings. I could almost pity you knowing what's in store for you!".

As he is walking through the woods, Jennings thinks to himself, "The Collins family wouldn't keep a coffin in the basement of one of their houses. Blair must have been lying. He's been living in that house for days. He would've had it removed if it had really been there when he moved in. Something WEIRD is going on. I'm going to tell the sheriff about this!" Suddenly, he hears the crunching of footsteps, then sees someone and says, "Who are you? ...What are you doing out here? ...Why don't you answer me? ...Why don't you say anything?"

Nearby, Peter, searching the woods for Vicki, hears a series of blood-curdling screams. He runs towards them and finds Jennings unconscious with two holes in his neck. Jeff leaves. Nicholas Blair steps out of the shadows, looks at Tom Jennings and says, "And so it has begun! I had not intended it to begin with you. Too bad you had to find Angelique's coffin. But you are not the only one who will suffer. Another will know far greater suffering than you!".

Barnabas goes to Collinwood and sits in a chair in the foyer. Julia comes into the foyer and talks to him. Barnabas looks up and is surprised to find himself at Collinwood, "What am I doing here?! A moment ago I was in the woods, now I'm here!". Julia tells him he must have had some sort of blackout and asks to examine him, but he tells her that there isn't time for that, that he must search for Vicki. He tells her of Vicki's disappearance, about Adam's visit to the old house, Adam's demand that a mate be created for him, and his threat that he would retaliate when refused. Blair happens by. Barnabas tells him about Vicki's disappearance. Blair remarks that that must explain the strange look on his face and his strange behavior, saying that he saw him running in through the woods as though he were running away from something with a strange, distorted look on his face at the time he took to be a look of panic, which he now thinks was probably a look of fear for Vicki. Jeff comes running in through the front doors, saying, "I've got to use the phone!". He calls the sheriff and tells him that he found a man in the woods who was either dead or unconscious. He also tells the sheriff that Vicki has disappeared and he fears that whoever attacked the man in the woods may also have kidnapped her. After Jeff hangs up, Julia asks him what happened to the man he found in the woods. Jeff tells her that he had gaping two holes in his throat. Jeff leaves. Barnabas and Julia notice that Blair is gone too. Julia asks Barnabas if he's responsible for the man in the woods. Barnabas swears that he has not reverted to being a vampire and is not responsible for the man in the woods. Julia then states the frighteningly obvious - "If you're not responsible, then there somewhere in our midst there must be another vampire..."

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Episode 555
(COL 9/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: July 26, 1968
Air Date: August 9, 1968 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 342
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Lara Parker as Angelique
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
Robert Rodan as Adam
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The residents of Collinwood on this night are terrified, for Victoria Winters has disappeared. One man is about to find her, but this discovery will place her in an even greater danger.

Blair goes to Adam and asks if he knows anything about Vicki. Adam lies that he doesn't, but when Blair tells him he knows it's part of his plan to get Barnabas to create a mate for him and tells him he approves, Adam opens the closet door revealing Vicki, who is bound, gagged and asleep. Blair tells Adam that it will not be safe to keep Vicki at Collinwood because sooner or later Carolyn or Harry will find her. He tells Adam he will take Vicki to his house when he's able, but that for now he'll have to do his best to keep her quiet. He gives Adam a bottle of a drug to put in her food to do so.

Blair goes downstairs and talks to Carolyn. He tells her he's talked to Adam and is convinced that he has nothing to do with Vicki's disappearance. Carolyn asks Blair about Barnabas' claim that Adam had been at the old house. Blair replies that he is convinced that Adam had not been at the old house, that Barnabas is lying, that it is a ruse by Barnabas to discover Adam's whereabouts. Carolyn asks why Barnabas would want to know where Adam is. Blair replies, "For the reward, of course!".

Jeff Clark comes in and announces that the sheriff has arrived to search. He also tells them that the man in the woods is Tom Jennings, that he's still alive and has been taken to the hospital and given a transfusion. Carolyn mentions that she knows Tom, that he's a local handyman and is a very nice guy then leaves, saying she will help the sheriff with the search as she is more knowledgeable about the grounds. After Carolyn leaves, Blair tries to cast more suspicion on Barnabas, telling Jeff that he saw Barnabas running from the woods as if he were running away from something with a look of panic on his face. Jeff agrees that there's something suspicious about Barnabas, that Barnabas was acting very strangely earlier when they were searching the woods for Vicki.

Carolyn brings Adam another bacon and egg breakfast. After Carolyn leaves, Adam drugs the coffee with the drug Blair gave him and gets Vicki to drink it. Vicki falls asleep. Blair comes and tells Adam he can now take Vicki to his house. Telling Adam he has a plan which will force Barnabas to perform the experiment TONIGHT, Blair takes Vicki away.

Vicki awakens and finds herself in a strange room. She tries the door but finds it locked. She notices that she can hear the ocean.

Blair goes into the coffin room and says, "All right, my dear You may arise again. I have further plans for you!" He opens the coffin. Inside is Angelique, as young, blond and beautiful as ever. But the lips are parted, revealing a pair of fangs. She is now a vampire...

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Episode 556
(COL 9/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: July 29, 1968
Air Date: August 12, 1968 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 343
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
Robert Rodan as Adam
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
James Shannon as Deputy
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

Fear stalks the great house at Collinwood, for Victoria Winters has been missing for over 24 hours. She is in great danger, for she's been locked in a room in an isolated house by the sea. She is the prisoner of a man with a diabolical scheme - a scheme that will bring terror and destruction to everyone he contacts.

Angelique asks Nicholas why he's done this to her. Blair replies that it's punishment for disobeying him. He smiles and remarks that he thinks it's poetic justice in view of what she did to Barnabas. Angelique asks him how long he plans to keep her a vampire. Blair replies, "I haven't decided yet. Maybe indefinitely". Angelique asks how she can get him to lift the vampire curse. Blair replies, "Obey my orders. Attack only who I order you to attack, and no one else, no matter how strong your urge to, and leave Barnabas alone!". She asks why Barnabas is so important to him. Blair replies that he needs Barnabas for his plans. Angelique asks what his plans are. Blair tells her, "I want to create an army for the Master!". He tells her he plans to create this army by creating a mate for Adam and having them procreate. He tells her he can force Barnabas and Julia to cooperate because he's taken Vicki hostage.

Later, a deputy comes to Blair's house. Angelique answers the door and introduces herself as Blair's secretary and invites him into the sitting room. The deputy tells Angelique he's come to ask Blair a few questions about Tom Jennings. Angelique tells him that Blair's busy at present, but that she can tell him about Jennings. She tells him Jennings was a handyman who was doing some work around the house for Blair. She tells the deputy that he's very handsome and seduces him. She is just about to bite the deputy when Blair walks into the room. Angelique stops. The deputy asks Blair about Tom Jennings, asking what time he left on the night of the attack. Blair tells him. The deputy tells Blair that Jennings is in a coma and will probably not survive. He leaves. Blair tells Angelique he saw what she was about to do and ought to punish her, but that he won't because he has a job for her to do, that he wants her to see Vicki.

Vicki is asleep. Angelique appears in the room. Vicki awakens and, seeing Angelique, thinks she's seeing a ghost. Angelique assures her that that's not the case, and touches her hand to prove she is solid. Vicki asks if she's back in 1795. Angelique answers, "No. You are in a place of limbo, neither present nor past. I have come to help you out". Vicki is suspicious, but tells Angelique she will accept her offer of help because she has no other choice. Angelique asks Vicki for her engagement ring, saying, "I will take it to the man you love, and he will come and get you". Vicki refuses. Angelique threatens to leave, saying neither she nor anyone else will ever come to this room again. Vicki, frightened, reluctantly gives her the engagement ring, saying, "Hurry! Give it to Jeff Clark!". Angelique laughs, saying, "There is no Jeff Clark! There is only Peter Bradford!" and leaves.

Blair meets Adam in the woods. He gives him Vicki's engagement ring and tells him to go to the old house and show it to Barnabas.

Adam goes to the old house and shows him Vicki's ring, saying it's proof that he has Vicki. He tells him he'll give him until tomorrow night to come to a decision about creating a mate for him. He adds that if he refuses, he'll kill Vicki.

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Episode 557
(COL 9/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: July 30, 1968
Air Date: August 13, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 344
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Thayer David as Prof. Stokes
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Robert Rodan as Adam

It is now twenty four hours since Victoria Winters was abducted in the woods by a man named Adam. While Jeff Clark and the police continue the search for her, a confrontation took place in the Old House on the Collins estate. A confrontation to determine whether Victoria Winters will live or die.

Barnabas tells Adam his actions are monstrous. Adam disagrees, saying he thinks he's being fair, that all he wants in life is some love. He tells Barnabas, "Think of what your life would be without love. Give me what I want or you will never see Vicki alive again!".

A little later, Adam having left, Julia comes to the old house. Barnabas tells her about Adam's visit. Julia tells him she cannot help, that she only completed the final stage of the experiment, that she wasn't involved in the earlier, more complicated stage - the creation of the body. Barnabas argues the she has all of Lang's journals and can learn how, but Julia still refuses, saying she will not participate in creating a mate for Adam as that will enable Adam to spawn an entire race of monsters. Barnabas asks, "Then are you willing to just stand by and let Vicki die?" Julia says no, and tells him there's an alternative, that they can try to find her, that someone must be helping Adam, and she thinks it must be either Stokes or Blair. Barnabas tells her he'll take care of this, and tells Julia that he has something he wants her to do. He tells her to go to the hospital and ascertain whether Tom Jennings has really been attacked by a vampire, saying he had tried to go to the hospital to do so but was not allowed to see Jennings, that he thinks that she, as a doctor, might have better luck. There is a furious knocking at the door. Barnabas opens it. It is Jeff. He tells Barnabas and Julia he'd like to talk to them about Adam. He tells them he now suspects that Adam may be Lang's creation, that although he'd heard about Adam before, it's only now that he's made the connection, that there are two reasons he thinks Adam is Lang's creation: First, Adam fits the description of Lang's creation, and is apparently superhuman, as Lang's creation was to be. And second, that there were no reports of a strange body found at Lang's house after Lang's death. He accuses Barnabas and Julia of finishing Lang's experiment and bringing his creation to life, but Julia denies this, lying that no body was found because she and Barnabas disposed of Lang's creation after Lang's death. Jeff tells them that he has no choice but to believe them now, but adds that he needs only one look at Adam to know whether he is Lang's creation or not and leaves angrily.

Barnabas goes to Stokes' house and tells Stokes about Adam's abduction of Vicki and demand for a mate. He accuses him of misleading Adam, turning him evil and telling him of his origin. Stokes denies misleading Adam, but admits to telling him of his origin, saying he thought it was right that Adam should know his true origins. He also admits to knowing where Adam is. Barnabas demands to know where, but Stokes refuses to tell him, saying it would be better if he, Stokes, handled this.

Stokes goes to Collinwood to see Adam and asks him about Vicki. Adam at first denies he knows anything about her, but Stokes tells him that he's spoken to Barnabas and knows he, Adam, must have kidnapped her, and also tells him that he knows about about his demand for a mate. He tells Adam what he's doing is wrong, but Adam, parroting Blair, replies that he'll do whatever's necessary to get what he wants. Stokes tells Adam he did not teach him to be so evil and asks who misled him and filled his mind with such ideas. Adam denies having ever spoken to anyone but Stokes and Carolyn. Stokes asks Adam why he's kidnapped Vicki when she's never done anything to him. Adam replies that Barnabas has hurt him by creating him, that Barnabas cares for Vicki, and that if Barnabas does not create a mate for him, he'll punish Barnabas by killing Vicki.

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Episode 558
(COL 9/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: July 31, 1968
Air Date: August 14, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 345
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Thayer David as Prof. Stokes
Robert Rodan as Adam
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair

The fate of Victoria Winters rests with a strange man named Adam, who now holds her hostage. In the Old House on the Collins estate, Barnabas Collins knows what has happened to Vicki, and who is responsible, but he is powerless to do anything about it. And so he must wait anxiously as another man makes a final effort to reason with Adam, in the hope that he will spare Vicki's life.

Stokes again asks Adam who's been leading him astray, if it's Nicholas Blair. Adam again denies that anyone is misleading him. Stokes tries to convince Adam that kidnapping Vicki is wrong by telling him that it's Jeff Clark that Vicki loves, not Barnabas. He tells Adam Barnabas is not the only person who cares for Vicki, that killing her would hurt other innocent people. Stokes asks Adam how he would feel if someone kidnapped and killed Carolyn, "Think of how you'd feel if you could never see Carolyn again. That's how everyone who loves Vicki Winters feels now".

At the old house, Julia tells Barnabas that she was not allowed to see Tom Jennings either, but that a doctor friend of hers did see had and described Jennings's wounds to her as looking like "bites from an animal with fangs". Barnabas tells Julia what transpired with Stokes, saying, "We'd better hope he succeeds. He may be the only hope we have..."

Stokes goes to the old house and tells Barnabas and Julia about his talk with Adam. He tells him he thinks his last appeal might have some effect. He also tells them that Vicki was not at Adam's hiding place. He tells them he suspects that Blair is behind everything and is holding Vicki somewhere else, but that Adam denied this.

Adam contemplates what Stokes told him and comes to the conclusion that Stokes is right, that what he's doing is wrong. He goes to Blair's house and and tells Blair he wants to release Vicki. Blair asks why. Adam replies that he now thinks holding Vicki is wrong. Blair remarks, "I see someone's been giving you the 'do unto others' bit". He asks Adam who told him this. Adam replies that Stokes did. Blair manages to convince Adam that it is Stokes who is misleading him, that Stokes is Barnabas' friend and is trying to trick him. He tells Adam, "If you let Vicki go, you will live the rest of your life in loneliness. You won't really have to harm Vicki. Barnabas will do whatever you want as long as you have her. This is a test of wills! Who's going to give in first? You or Barnabas?" Adam replies, "Barnabas!"

Adam goes to the old house and demands an answer from Barnabas. Barnabas asks why Stokes' appeal did no good. Adam replies, "Stokes is trying to trick me. He's your friend", and again demands an answer. Barnabas turns to Julia and tells her they no longer have any choice. Julia reluctantly agrees to try to do the experiment. Barnabas demands that Adam release Vicki before they begin the experiment. Barnabas is firm, and refuses to begin the experiment until Vicki is released. Adam reluctantly agrees to this, but issues another threat. He tells Barnabas if he and Julia go back on their word, he will not only recapture and kill Vicki, but that he will kill the entire Collins family, "everyone who bears your name" one by one (Carolyn excepted, presumably).

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Episode 559
(COL 9/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: August 1, 1968
Air Date: August 15, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 346
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Lara Parker as Angélique
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The disappearance of Victoria Winters has cast a pall over the great house at Collinwood. On this night, at the Old House at the Collins estate, Barnabas Collins has been forced to agree to a diabolical plan, in order to ensure Vicki's freedom. On the other side of Collinsport, in a house by the sea, a mysterious man named Nicholas Blair is ready to let Victoria Winters return to Collinwood - but not before he subjects her to a terrifying experience.

At Blair's house, Blair is looking at himself in a mirror. Angelique asks, "Admiring yourself?" Blair replies that he is, that according to plan, that Barnabas and Julia have agreed to create a mate for Adam and that he has therefore decided to release Vicki. Angelique tells him that he cannot do this because Vicki knows too much, but Blair replies that he will make Vicki forget everything. Speaking as if he were Barnabas, he casts a spell convincing Vicki that she is still at the Old House two days ago and must hurry back to Collinwood because Jeff is waiting for her then releases her.

Blair goes the the Evan's cottage and tells Maggie that he has rented a house and is prepared to buy the painting he was admiring. He asks her about Joe. Maggie tells him that Joe has recovered and is to be released from the hospital tomorrow. There is a knock at the door. Maggie answers it and is surprised to find that it's - Joe! Joe tells Maggie that he managed to convince the doctors to release him a day early. Maggie pours some sherry to celebrate. Blair toasts Joe's future, saying, "May it bring you what you deserve!"

Jeff is in the foyer at Collinwood, talking to the sheriff on the phone. The sheriff tells Jeff that there's still no sign of Vicki. Jeff hangs up and leans against wall, disconsolate. Vicki comes in through the front door and calls to him. Startled, Jeff asks her where she's been. Vicki replies, "You know where I've been - at the old house". She apologizes to him for having been a little longer than she'd expected. Jeff exclaims, "A LITTLE longer?! Everyone's been looking for you for TWO DAYS!" Vicki replies, "That's impossible! I only left a few hours ago!". Jeff notices that Vicki's engagement ring is missing and tells her.

After Blair leaves, Joe asks Maggie about him. He appears to be a little jealous and upset that Blair has been seeing her while he was in the hospital, but Maggie assures him Blair is interested only in a painting.

Blair returns to his house and finds Angelique very upset. He notes, "You seem upset". She snaps, "Stop it!". Nicholas asks, "Now, tell Nicholas what's the matter". Angelique replies, "You KNOW what the matter!" Nicholas answers, "You feel confined here. You want to go out". Angelique replies, "Why not? You get to go out." Nicholas tells her, "Maybe if you're a good girl, I'll let you go out soon". Angelique asks, "When?" Nicholas replies, "Not tonight. We may have a visitor tonight. A young man named Joe Haskell". Maggie asks, "Maggie Evan's fiancé?" Nicholas replies, "Yes. Have you met?" Angelique replies that she has. Nicholas tells her, "Well, you'll meet him again. He will come tonight. If he does not, you may have to go out and seek him. In any event, your next victim will be Joe Haskell!"

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Episode 560
(COL 9/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: August 2, 1968
Air Date: August 16, 1968 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 347
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Lara Parker as Angélique
John Karlen as Willie Loomis

Morning at Collinwood and the residents of the Great House are vastly relieved, for Victoria Winters has returned after a mysterious disappearance. But for the one who lives in the Old House on the Collins estate, her return will force him into action; for it means he must begin a dangerous experiment. An experiment that will either save or destroy the entire Collins family.

Julia comes to the old house and tells Barnabas that Vicki has returned to Collinwood but remembers nothing of her ordeal. Barnabas replies that they must then start the experiment. Julia starts to have second thoughts about this, but Barnabas reminds her that if they do not do the experiment, Adam will kill the Collins family one by one. Willie, who had been sent to get Lang's journals, returns with them. Barnabas tells Willie he'll have to help with the experiment. Willie protests that he has no medical training. Barnabas tells Willie that his job won't require medical training, that his job will be to rob graves for body parts. Willie, shocked, vehemently refuses to do this. Barnabas threatens to have him sent back to Windcliff if he doesn't, but Willie still refuses and stalks away. Julia leaves too, saying she'll go study Lang's journals. There's a knock at the door. Barnabas answers. It's Joe Haskell. Joe thanks Barnabas for saving his life, for finding him in the woods and taking him to the hospital. He then asks Barnabas what he knows about a man named Nicholas Blair. Barnabas replies that he knows little about Blair save for the fact that he's Cassandra's brother. Joe tells him that he met Blair at the Evan's cottage, that they quickly developed a mutual dislike for each other, but that, strangely, he received a note from Blair inviting him to his house at 7:00. Barnabas asks, "What does the note say?" Joe replies, "Just 'Please be here at seven'. It doesn't say why". Barnabas asks Joe to do him a favor, to come to the old house after his visit to Blair and tell him what happened.

Down in the cellar, Willie tells Julia he can't take the idea of making a being out of dead bodies, saying, "It's wrong". Julia replies, "I no longer know what's right or wrong, just what's necessary". Willie tells her he'll leave to avoid having to help. Julie replies that she won't stop him. She asks, "But where will you go?" Willie replies, "I don't know, but I can't stay here and watch this. It's just too horrible, too horrible!"

Up in the living room, Joe tells Barnabas he'll drop by as soon as he's done, probably around 8:30. Willie comes upstairs. Joe thanks Willie for saving his life and apologizes for beating him up. They shake hands. After Joe leaves, Willie venomously tells Barnabas he wishes they had let Joe die, that because they didn't, Joe will now marry Maggie soon. He then tells Barnabas that he will not rob graves and will leave. Barnabas reminds him that he was only released from Windcliff into Julia's care and cannot leave without her permission. Willie replies that he already has it. Barnabas then tries another tactic. He tells Willie that when Adam learns that they cannot do the experiment because of him, Adam will become angry and seek vengeance by hurting Maggie, that Adam had seen them together at the Evan's cottage and knows he cares for her. Julia comes back upstairs. Barnabas asks, "Found anything?" Julia, holding one of Lang's notebooks, replies, "I've found a journal describing the start of the experiment. I think I understand what to do. There's only one thing missing: a cadaver". Barnabas looks at Willie and asks, "Well, Willie?". Willie, faced with the possibility that Adam might harm Maggie replies, "I guess I'll have to, to save Maggie. But I don't like it Barnabas, I don't like it!"

Joe goes to Blair's house. Angelique lets him in and tells him Blair is not home, that he has stepped out for a few minutes. She tells him she is being help prisoner by Blair, that Blair has been doing terrible things to her and breaks down in tears. She asks Joe to help her escape and protect her from Nicholas. Joe agrees to do so. He holds her to comfort her. He assures her, "No harm will come to you. Not as long as I have anything to do with it". Angelique, unfortunately, has different ideas about letting any harm come to Joe. She bites him...

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Episode 561
(COL 9/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: August 5, 1968
Air Date: August 19, 1968 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 348
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Lara Parker as Angélique
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair

The residents of Collinwood, on this night, are unaware of dangers that exist elsewhere. Joe Haskell has accepted an invitation to go to a strange house by the sea. In that house, to his surprise, he has found a frightened, desperate girl. He does not know the danger she represents; for in reality she is one of the living dead.

Blair returns. Joe wakes up with two holes in his neck. He is now under a vampire's spell. Blair tells Angelique to send Joe home and tell him to tell no one about what happened to him. She does as instructed, but when Joe learns that it is almost morning, he moans that he's missed an appointment with Barnabas and also a date with Maggie. Blair asks Joe what he means. Joe tells him about Barnabas asking him to drop by the old house after coming here and telling him what happened.

Barnabas walks into the old house. Julia asks him where he's been. Barnabas replies that he's been at the Collinwood trying to telephone Joe Haskell. Julia asks why. Barnabas tells her about Joe's visit to Blair, and his promise to come by afterwards. He tells her that he's worried because Joe never showed up, that he called the cannery and found that Joe did not show up for work either, and that he called Joe's apartment and no one answered the phone.

Joe, sitting in his apartment (No. 24), is wondering what happened and why he can't stop thinking about Angelique. There's a knock at the door. It's Barnabas. Barnabas tells Joe he looks terrible, that he's extremely pale. Joe replies that he probably left the hospital too soon. Barnabas asks Joe about what happened his visit to Blair. Joe replies, "Nothing. He just wanted to talk". Barnabas asks, "Just to talk?" Joe replies, "Yes. He wanted to get better acquainted". The phone rings, but Joe doesn't answer. Barnabas asks Joe about this strange behavior. Joe replies that he's not answering the phone because he knows it's Maggie and he doesn't want to worry her by letting her know he's sick. Barnabas tells Joe he should see a doctor, but Joe refuses and asks Barnabas to leave, saying he needs to rest.

Barnabas returns to the old house and tells Julia about Joe's strange behavior and suggests she go and examine him as he refuses to go to a doctor. Julia tells him she has to prepare for the experiment. Barnabas agrees that the experiment comes first and tells her to stay and prepare for it instead of going to see Joe. Julia tells Barnabas she is almost ready to begin the experiment but cannot do so until she has a body.

In his room, Joe vows not to go to Angelique after sunset.

At the old house, Barnabas orders Willie to go get a body.

At Blair's house, Angelique awakens. Blair orders her to summon Joe. She does as instructed.

Joe resists Angelique's summons as long as he can, but eventually breaks down and leaves his room.

Willie is in the cemetery digging up a grave. Joe, on his way to Blair's house, walks through the cemetery and stumbles on Willie. He accuses Willie of grave robbing and tells him he's going to turn him in to the police. Willie looks terrified.

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Episode 562
(COL 9/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: August 6, 1968
Air Date: August 20, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 349
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Lara Parker as Angélique
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair

Night obscures the walls of Collinwood - a night filled with unknown terror. For far from the Great House, there is one who will summon a man to his ultimate destruction.

Joe tries to take Willie with him, but Willie refuses to go along with him and struggles with him.

At Blair's house, Angelique tells Blair that something is interfering with her calls to Joe. Blair tells her to try harder. She does.

At the cemetery, Joe hears Angelique calling and suddenly stops struggling with Willie. He starts talking to himself about hearing voices. Willie, puzzled, says, "I don't hear any voices". Joe abruptly leaves.

Willie returns to the old house and tells Barnabas what happened at the cemetery. Thinking that Joe must have gone to the police, he tells Barnabas that they've both got to pack up and flee, but Barnabas tells Willie that he'll just tells the police that he, Willie, had a slight relapse of his mental problems and is not responsible for his actions.

Joe arrives at Blair's house. Joe wonders what he's doing here, why he can't resist coming to Angelique, saying, "I love MAGGIE". Angelique replies, "But you need ME!". Joe agrees, "Yes, I need you..." Angelique bites him and feeds on him for awhile. Afterwards, she tells him he is hers now and must not try to resist her in the future. Joe tells her he should not be here, that he should be with Maggie, that he should be visiting his cousin Tom who's in the hospital. Angelique asks Joe what interfered with her call. Joe starts to tell her what happened at the cemetery when suddenly out of nowhere Blair appears and tells Angelique to leave. She goes. He asks Joe to tell him what happened at the cemetery. Joe tells Blair he is upset he has been eavesdropping and that he ordered Angelique away, but Blair tells Joe that if he does not cooperate, he will never let him see Angelique again. Joe tells Blair about finding Willie digging up a grave, and tells him he's going to go to the sheriff about it. Blair tells him not to do that, and tells him to do something else instead.

At the old house, Willie comes down the stairs carrying a suitcase. He tells Barnabas he won't be able to stand any questioning by the sheriff and is leaving. Barnabas starts to argue with him, but there's a knock at the door. Barnabas, thinking it's the sheriff, tells Willie to go upstairs, saying he doesn't want him panicking and saying something stupid. Willie goes upstairs. Barnabas opens the door and finds that its not the sheriff, but Joe Haskell. Joe tells Barnabas that he saw Willie robbing a grave at the cemetery, but that in view of the fact that Barnabas and Willie saved his life, will not go to the sheriff with the information but will instead let Barnabas handle Willie's crime. Barnabas gives Joe the story about Willie having had a slight relapse, adding that Willie is basically harmless. Joe agrees. Barnabas thanks Joe and tells him he's looking much better than he did in the morning. Joe tells Barnabas he wasn't as sick as he thought he was and leaves. Willie comes back downstairs and tells Barnabas he heard what Joe said. Barnabas tells Willie that Joe is acting strangely and he is worried about him.

At Blair's house, Blair tells Angelique that he has just called the hospital and learned that Jennings is recovering and might soon come out of the coma and tells her they'll have to do something about it before he tells anyone about seeing the coffin in Blair's basement.

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August 7, 1968 - August 13, 1968 No shows taped. No reason given.

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Episode 563
(COL 9/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: August 14, 1968
Air Date: August 21, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 350
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Lara Parker as Angelique
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
Donald Briscoe as Tom Jennings
Beverly Atkinson as Nurse

Sometimes Collinwood senses peace when nightfall comes. But peace is not the only spirit to exist this night on the vast estate. Where in a far off corner, other spirits even now react to disturbing news. And what they do is sure to effect the lives of all who live in the great house itself.

Blair tells Angelique he will try to take care of Jennings before Jennings can tell anyone anything, but if he fails, he'll let her take care of him.

Blair shows up at the hospital and asks to see Tom Jennings, saying he's Tom's lawyer, but the nurse refuses to let him into Tom's room, saying only family and close friends are allowed to visit him. Maggie shows up, and the nurse lets her right in. Inside, Tom is semi-conscious and keeps saying, "House....room... coffin..." to Maggie. She tries to tell him that Joe will be there to see him in the evening.

When Maggie comes out, she tells Blair about Tom's strange words. Blair tells her that they probably mean nothing, that Tom was probably frightened by seeing a coffin when he was a child or something like that, and is having memories of it right now. Maggie tells Blair that Joe is Tom's cousin and that she and Joe have been visiting Tom every day since he's been in the hospital. Blair's face lights up and he tells Maggie, "I'm sure Joe will take good care of Tom!".

Joe and Maggie meet at the Blue Whale. They start to argue about his not showing up for their date last night. Joe gives Maggie a lame excuse about being tired and falling asleep. He looks out the window and notes that it's getting dark and starts to act very strangely. Maggie asks Joe what's wrong, but Joe, banging his fist on the table, shouts, "NOTHING!"

In her room, Angelique awakens and calls Joe.

At the Blue Whale, Joe gets up suddenly and leaves, leaving Maggie worried and puzzled. Blair comes in and tries to hit on her.

Joe shows up at Blair's house and tells Angelique he shouldn't be here, the he should be visiting his cousin Tom at the hospital. Angelique tells him not to worry - they'll both be visiting Tom at the hospital soon. Joe suddenly realizes that Angelique is responsible for Tom's condition, grabs her and shakes her angrily, shouting, "You've done this to Tom!", but her power over him prevails and he ends up embracing her.

Joe goes to the hospital and finds Tom completely conscious and coherent. Tom tells Joe what happened to him, about seeing a coffin at Blair's house and being attacked by a woman in the woods. He tells Joe he wanted to tell him first because he was afraid someone else would think he was crazy. Joe tells Tom he believes him and will talk to the police. He then goes over to the window and opens it. Tom asks why he did that Joe replies that it is hot in the room and the cool air will do him good. He tells Tom to get some rest, turns off the lights and leaves.

At 2:00, the sounds of a bat flying are heard. A few seconds later, Angelique appears in Tom's hospital room near the window. She goes to the bed and bites Tom...

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Episode 564
(COL 9/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: August 15, 1968
Air Date: August 22, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 351
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
John Karlen as Willie Loomis

In an house on a remote section of the great estate Collinwood, a vampire's coffin holds a secret that only two people know. One is her master, the other her slave, who knows not what he does, or why. And on this day he sits in a hospital waiting room stunned at the strange turn his life has taken.

It is morning. Julia goes to the hospital and finds Joe sitting in the waiting room. She asks him if Tom has regained consciousness. Joe replies, "Yes", but then he tells her Tom has died. Julia tells him she is surprised, that she had called the hospital last night and was told Tom was recovering nicely. Julia, seeing how devastated Joe looks, tells him he should go home and get some rest, but Joe replies that he has to attend the Tom's funeral, that Tom is being buried today. Julia is surprised that Tom is being buried so quickly, but Joe tells her that Tom had talked to him a few hours before he died and told him he wanted it that way. Julia tries to question Joe about this, but Joe suddenly gets angry at her. Julia tells Joe she is surprised in the change in him and leaves.

At the old house, Barnabas goes down to the basement laboratory. Willie is there, standing over the body he had stolen last night. It is covered with a blue, fabric sheet. Willie tells Barnabas the experience traumatized him. Barnabas tells Willie that Julia will give him a sedative next time. Willie replies, "There's not going to BE a next time!" They again argue about grave-robbing and continuing the experiment. Barnabas reminds Willie they must, or Adam will kill everyone in the Collins family. Willie asks who will furnish the life force for the body. Barnabas replies that he doesn't know yet. There's a sound upstairs. Barnabas tells Willie to go up and see who it is.

Julia comes down into the cellar and tells Barnabas that Tom Jennings has died, and that the medical report, which a doctor friend of hers had let her see, recorded the cause of death as loss of blood caused by an animal bite on the neck, that the doctors were puzzled by the bite and could not identify the animal that caused it. She tells Barnabas that Joe is having Tom buried today. Barnabas tells Julia that this must mean Joe knows about Tom being bitten by a vampire, but Julia replies that she doubts it. Barnabas tells Julia that, the medical report having pretty much proven that Tom had died of a vampire bite, they must stake him before he awakens and spare him the agony of being a vampire. He calls Willie down and tells him to fashion a sharp stake.

At the cemetery, Joe is standing over Tom's grave (Thomas Jennings, 1944-1968). Angelique calls to him, but Joe does not go. He is depressed about Tom. Barnabas, Julia and Willie arrive at the cemetery. Seeing a man standing at Tom's grave, they hide behind some trees. Julia recognizes that the man is Joe and tells Barnabas she'll get rid of him. She goes to Joe and talks to him. She tells him the worst thing he can do is be here, and invites him to Collinwood to have dinner.

Barnabas and Willie see Joe walk away with Julia. They run to the grave and start digging.

In the woods, Joe suddenly tells Julia that he can't go to Collinwood, that he's suddenly remember there's somewhere he has to go. Alarmed, Julia asks Joe if he's going back to Tom's grave. Joe replies, "No" and leaves.

Barnabas and Willie dig up the coffin and open it. It is empty. Barnabas exclaims, "We're too late! He's gone!"

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Episode 565
(COL 9/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: August 16, 1968
Air Date: August 23, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 352
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Don Briscoe as Tom Jennings
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

A race against time at Collinwood, for night has come and with a new threat, the rising of a new vampire. One man has risked his life and his reputation to end the vampire's career before it can start. And in the Old House on the estate, one woman waits to learn the result.

Julia is in the basement lab at the old house. Barnabas comes down and tells Julia that the coffin was empty. He wonders who could've been responsible for the attack on Tom, whether it could've been Cassandra or Blair. He tells Julia she must proceed with the experiment alone for awhile, that he has to track down and destroy Tom.

At Collinwood, Jeff Clark arrives to take Vicki out on a date. He arrives early and finds that Vicki isn't ready to go yet, that she's going to the old house, having received a note from Barnabas saying he wants to talk to her. They argue for awhile, but eventually calm down. Dogs howl outside. In view of what happened last time, Jeff tells Vicki he'll drive her down and wait for her in the car.

At the old house, Julia is in the living room reading one of Lang's journals. She tells Barnabas she is puzzling over a part she doesn't quite understand. There's a knock at the door. Barnabas answers. Vicki comes in. Barnabas, worried that Vicki might have noticed Julia reading one of Lang's journal, lies to Vicki that he and Julia are working on a book about Lang. He tells her why he sent for her. He tells her he wanted to surprise her. He gives her her engagement ring and tells her Willie found it in the woods. Vicki is overjoyed. She thanks Barnabas, then tells him she has to leave. Dogs howling outside and the sounds of a storm approaching, Barnabas tells Vicki he doesn't want her going through the woods alone and volunteers to accompany her back to Collinwood, but Vicki tells him Jeff drove her down and is waiting for her in his car.

Jeff and Vicki return to Collinwood. Jeff pooh-poohs Barnabas' story about Willie having found the ring in the woods. Looking hurt, Vicki tells Jeff she thought he would be overjoyed that she got his ring back and is upset about his attitude. She accuses him of jealousy, saying that he's only acting like this because it was Barnabas who gave her the ring back, that if it had been anyone else - Carolyn, for instance - he wouldn't be so suspicious. Jeff apologizes, saying he was only upset because because the ring made him think of the three days she was missing. Looking at the ring, Vicki's memory starts to return. She tells Jeff she's having fragmentary memories of being locked up in a room where she could hear the sound of the waves pounding the cliffs. Jeff is convinced that this must mean she had been kidnapped and kept prisoner somewhere rather than having suffered a memory lapse and been wandering in the woods. Saying that the place she described sounds like the old house, he accuses Barnabas. Vicki replies that that cannot be, that she clearly remembers leaving the old house. Jeff is unconvinced and, saying he thinks Barnabas is either responsible, or at least knows more that he's admitting, leaves, saying he's going to the old house to question Barnabas.

At the old house, Barnabas tells Julia that he and Willie have to find more body parts and are leaving for awhile to do so. Julia tells Barnabas that she's going to be working late down in the lab tonight. Barnabas leaves. Julia goes down into the lab and starts writing some notes while reading one of Lang's journals, listening to a radio on the table playing an instrumental version of "Our love is here to stay". While she is down there, Jeff arrives at the old house and knocks at the door. Getting no answer, he opens the unlocked door and goes in. He looks around and notices Lang's journal lying on a table. He picks it up and wonders what Barnabas is doing with it. He flips through it and reads a line from it, "If I assemble a body with the strongest limbs, the sturdiest heart, then I will have to get a brain of genius caliber to match them". This explains Adam's extremely rapid learning. Upset at being reminded of this part of his life, Jeff remarks, "I had hoped never to see that handwriting again!", and quickly puts the journal down and stares out the window, still wondering what Barnabas is doing with Lang's journal. Julia, having heard the knocking, finally comes up. She sees Jeff and asks what he wants. Jeff tells her he wants to see Barnabas. Julia tells him Barnabas and Willie have gone to Bangor and won't be back for some time. Jeff tells Julia he noticed Lang's journal on the table and asks why it's there. Julia lies to him that she and Barnabas are working on a book about Lang. Jeff remarks, "I'd be very interested in reading your book on Lang" and leaves, and Julia goes back downstairs. There is a flash of lightning, revealing someone looking in through the window.

Downstairs, Julia writes a note to Barnabas saying, "Barnabas, I thought that you should know that I found Jeff Clark in the drawing room. He saw Eric Lang's journal. I don't know what he thought, but he obviously didn't believe my story about the book - your story really". She hears the sound of footsteps coming down the stairs and calls, "Barnabas?" But it is not Barnabas. It is Tom Jennings, whom she's never seen before. Julia asks, "Who are you? What are you doing here?". The man doesn't answer. Julia repeats, "Who are you? What are you doing here? Answer me!" The man opens his mouth, revealing a pair of fangs. Julia screams, "Oh no! I know who you are! Stay away from me! Stay away from me! AHHHHHH!!!!!"

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Episode 566
(COL 9/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: August 19, 1968
Air Date: August 26, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 353
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Don Briscoe as Tom Jennings

There is an ominous silence that pervades the Great House at Collinwood whenever danger is present. It is present on this night, but only two people know of this danger, and the terrifying form it will take. Only two people know that Collinwood is threatened once again by a member of the living dead. Barnabas Collins knows and will spend this night searching the woods trying to root out this danger and destroy it. And in the Old House on the Collins estate Julia Hoffman knows, but does not realize that she will soon come face-to-face with it.

Willie returns to the old house, goes downstairs and finds Julia lying on the ground unconscious. He revives her and asks her what happened. Julia replies that she just fainted, probably as result of overwork. Noticing that Julia is holding her hand to her neck, Willie asks why. Julia replies that she has a stiff neck. She tells Willie not to tell Barnabas about what happened, saying she doesn't want to worry him, then leaves to go back to Collinwood.

Barnabas returns to the old house and asks where Julia is. Willie lies to him that she just felt tired and went back to Collinwood to rest, but Willie is a very bad liar and Barnabas tells Willie he can tell from his voice that he's not telling the truth, saying, "I can always tell when you're holding something back". Barnabas presses Willie to tell the truth, and eventually Willie tells him about finding Julia unconscious. Barnabas goes to Collinwood to see Julia.

At Collinwood, it is morning, and Mrs. Johnson goes to Julia's room to clean. She is surprised to find Julia there, as Julia has usually left by this time of day. But today, Julia is still there. Julia explains to Mrs. Johnson that she's not feeling well and isn't going out today. She asks Mrs. Johnson to have some heavier curtains put in, as the ones currently on the window let in too much light to let her rest. She also tells Mrs. Johnson not to let anyone visit her, saying that she wants to rest.

Barnabas arrives at Collinwood and asks Mrs. Johnson to see Julia, but Mrs. Johnson, following Julia's instructions, refuses to let him go up and see her. Barnabas writes a note and asks Mrs. Johnson to bring it up to Julia.

Mrs. Johnson brings the note up to Julia, but Julia tears it up without even reading it.

In the middle of the night, Willie, on Barnabas' orders, sneaks into Collinwood and into Julia's room. He tries to get her to come to the old house, but she refuses. Outside, dogs start to howl. Willie leaves. In the woods, Tom Jennings calls telepathically to Julia. She gets up, leaves her room and goes downstairs into the foyer. Mrs. Johnson sees her exiting through the front door and calls out, "Miss Hoffman, where are you going?", but Julia doesn't answer and just leaves. Mrs. Johnson remarks, "She doesn't know whether she's sick or not!". Julia goes into the woods to Tom Jennings. He bites her and feeds.

Willie returns to the old house and tells Barnabas that Julia refused to come to the old house. Barnabas decides that if she will not come to him, he will go to her.

In the woods, Jennings, having sated himself, tells Julia that she is to come to this same place to meet him every night.

Barnabas goes to Collinwood. He sees that the drawing room doors are closed and is going to knock when he hears the front door opening. He turns and looks and is surprised to see it is Julia coming in. He tells her he thought she was too sick to go out. She replies that she's feeling a little better now and went out for a breath of fresh air. He asks her, "Where? Just outside?" Julia replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks her, "Then why didn't I see you when I came? You must have been walking in the woods." Julia says, "Excuse me, I've go to go up and get some rest", but Barnabas won't let her, saying, "Not before you answer a few questions!". He asks, "Why were you walking in the woods? Why were you unconscious yesterday? Why wouldn't you see me when I came earlier, and why are you wearing that scarf?" Julia replies "It's cold outside". Barnabas tells her, "It's not cold in here. Why don't you take it off?" Julia says, "Barnabas...", but can't think of anything to say. Barnabas demands, "Take it off!". Julia begs, "No, Barnabas". Barnabas reaches over and pulls the scarf off, revealing the two fang marks.

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Episode 567
(COL 9/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: August 20, 1968
Air Date: August 27, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sean Dhu Sullivan
Worldvision Rerun: 354
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Robert Rodan as Adam
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters

The terror of the living dead has returned and on this night has claimed as its victim one who lives in the Great House at Collinwood. Barnabas Collins has known how great the danger is, and tonight he will find out how close it is.

Barnabas, realizing that Tom Jennings must be responsible, vows to find and destroy him. She asks Julia to help him do this, but Julia tells him she cannot, that Tom has too much power over her, that he Barnabas should know this better than anyone else. He admits she is right. He tells her he will take her back to the old house and lock her up so Jennings cannot get to her. Julia reluctantly agrees. He tells her she must go on with the experiment, but Julia replies that she is too weak to do so.

Outside, in the garden of Collinwood, Adam is lurking about. Jeff and Vicki, returning from their date, run into him. Vicki screams, "It's Adam! Jeff! That's the man who kidnapped me! I remember now!". Jeff growls, "Why you..." and unwisely attacks Adam. Adam easily overpowers Jeff, knocks him to the ground out and runs away. Hearing Vicki's screams, Barnabas and Julia rush outside and ask Vicki what happened. She tells them they saw the man who kidnapped her, that Jeff tried to fight him. Barnabas remarks that he thought she didn't remember what happened to her when she was missing. Vicki replies that she's starting to remember a little. Jeff regains consciousness. His is not injured badly, suffering only some bruises. He and Vicki go inside. Barnabas and Julia theorize that Adam may have gone to the old house to check on them.

Inside, Jeff calls the police. The sheriff tells him he has only 6 men available, but will send them all to Collinwood. Jeff goes into the drawing room and asks Vicki how much she remembers. Vicki replies that she doesn't remember much, only that it was Adam who kidnapped her, but little of what happened after that. Jeff tells her that the fact she called the man "Adam" partially confirms a suspicion he's had. He tells her he will go to investigate this suspicion. Vicki asks what this suspicion is, but Jeff refuses to tell her.

Barnabas and Julia return to the lab and find Adam already there. Adam tells them he is angry with their lack of progress. Julia tells him that there have been delays, that she's been sick. Adam asks how much longer it will take. Julia replies, "Several weeks". Adam demands a more definite answer. Julia replies, "Maybe four weeks". Adam tells them he has decided to make 4 weeks a deadline, and tells them he will start killing Collins's in four weeks if his mate is not finished by then. Barnabas tells Adam it might expedite matters if he, Adam, stayed away and did not interfere, but Adam refuses to do so, saying he doesn't trust them and wants to drop by every once in a while to check up on them. He leaves.

Jeff, spying on the old house from behind some trees, sees Adam leaving the old house.

Inside, with the deadline hanging over them and Julia unable to work because of the vampire attack, Barnabas tells Julia that it is imperative that he find and destroy Tom Jennings so she can work effectively. He tells her that he will lock her in Josette's room to keep her safe while he's gone. He takes her upstairs, then goes downstairs and starts snuffing all the candles out.

Later, after all the lights are out at the old house, Jeff sneaks in through the same window everyone always sneaks in through. He goes downstairs and finds the lab. Recognizing Lang's equipment and seeing Lang's journals, he realizes that Barnabas and Julia had lied to him, that they did not destroy Lang's creation, but in fact finished the experiment. He wonders, however, why they moved everything to the old house. He then sees the covered body. He walks over to it, peeks underneath the cover, and gasps, in a choked voice, "Oh no! They're going to...". But he doesn't have chance to complete the sentence. Barnabas, who's come down the stairs and interrupts him, completing his sentence, "Yes, Mr. Clark, we're going to create another one!".

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Episode 568
(COL 9/DISK 4 #5)

Tape Date: August 21, 1968
Air Date: August 28, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 355
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Don Briscoe as Tom Jennings

On this night the Great House of Collinwood is serene, but beyond it, in the Old House on the great estate one man is about to make a terrifying discovery, one which will change the course of his life and place him in greater danger than he has ever known.

Jeff gets Barnabas to admit that they finished Lang's experiment, that Adam is indeed Lang's creation. Jeff threatens to go to the police with this information, but Barnabas warns him that if he does, Adam will retaliate by killing Vicki, that Adam wants a new mate and is using the threat on Vicki to force him and Julia into creating one for him. Jeff replies that he will tell Vicki to pack up and leave Collinsport. Barnabas tells Jeff that Adam has threatened to kill not only Vicki if they don't create a mate for him, but the entire Collins family. He tells Jeff if he goes to the police and prevents them from creating a mate for Adam, he will be responsible for what happens to the Collins's. Jeff has no answer to this. Barnabas tells Jeff that Julia is sick and needs an experienced lab assistant to help her and asks Jeff to assist. Jeff is reluctant to do so. Barnabas asks him to think about it.

Later, Roger comes to the old house and asks Barnabas where Julia is, saying she's not in her room at Collinwood. Barnabas lies that Julia's been staying at the old house for the past few days because she needs to use his library for some research. Roger tells Barnabas to get her, saying he's just gotten a call from Windcliff Sanitarium that Elizabeth's escaped. Barnabas refuses, telling Roger that Julia is sick, that there's not much she can do about finding Elizabeth anyway. But Roger is insistent, and Barnabas finally goes up to get Julia.

Barnabas goes up to Josette's room. He finds Julia looking very tired. Julia tells him she hasn't slept at all, that she can think of nothing but Tom Jennings. Barnabas tells Julia that Jeff Clark has learned about the new experiment, but tells her not to worry, that he has everything well in hand. Barnabas tells her about Elizabeth's escape. He asks if she can go downstairs and talk to Roger about it. Julia replies that she's feeling so bad she can't see Roger or anyone else. She tells him to tell Roger that she is too ill to even to see him. Barnabas goes downstairs to try to get rid of Roger.

Later at the lab, Barnabas and Julia are working on the experiment. Julia notes that night is about to fall. Jeff comes and tells them he has decided to help them. Julia asks Jeff if he knows how to hook up an oscilloscope. Jeff replies, "I've done it for Lang". Julia points to a couple of oscilloscopes, and Jeff goes to hook them up, thinking to himself, "I hope Vicki never finds out about this..." Barnabas takes Julia upstairs into Josette's room. He tells her he will stay there with her. Julia suddenly realizes that if she doesn't go to Tom, he may come to her. Barnabas tells her that's exactly what he wants, and pulls out a pistol. Julia, puzzled, says, "That won't do any good. YOU, of all people, should know THAT!", but Barnabas tells her he has melted a silver candlestick, made some silver bullets, and loaded the gun with them. Julia looks up and tells Barnabas she can feel that Tom Jennings is nearby somewhere. Barnabas tells her to sit down in a chair. She does so. Barnabas goes and hides in a closet, keeping the door slightly ajar so he can see into the room. Tom appears and asks Julia why she didn't answer his summons. Barnabas comes bursting out of the closet and aims the gun at Jennings, but Julia stands up and deliberately puts herself in the line of fire. Barnabas yells at her, "Get out if the way!", but Julia refuses to do so. Jennings vanishes. Julia apologizes to Barnabas for not letting him destroy Jennings, but tells him she couldn't help it. Dogs start howling outside. Barnabas looks out the window, remarks to Julia that he can see Jennings in the distance waiting for her. But when he turns around, he sees Julia is gone... Downstairs, the front doors are open...

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Episode 569
(COL 9/DISK 4 #6)

Tape Date: August 22, 1968
Air Date: August 29, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 356
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Humbert Allen Astredo as Nicholas Blair
Donald Briscoe as Tom Jennings

On this night fear pervades the Great House at Collinwood, for Elizabeth Collins Stoddard has disappeared, and those who love her fear for her life. Others in the Great House are in danger too - ever increasing danger for this will be a night of unknown terrors.

Blair comes to Collinwood and asks to speak to Roger. Mrs. Johnson tells him that Roger isn't home. She tells Blair about Elizabeth escaping from Windcliff, saying she's very worried about her. She tells Blair about Elizabeth's condition that caused her to be put into the sanitarium, her strange obsession with death and delusion that she was Naomi Collins of the 18th century. She tells Blair that she thinks it's all some sort of evil spell, that Evil Forces are at work at Collinwood, but Blair pooh-poohs the idea, saying it's nothing but a simple mental illness. Roger returns to Collinwood and tells Blair and Mrs. Johnson that he's talked to the police and that there's still no sign of Elizabeth. Julia stumbles in through the front door. She looks terrible. She appears delirious and keeps saying she couldn't find Tom. Roger, puzzled, remarks that the only Tom he knows is Tom Jennings. Julia replies that that's exactly who she's looking for. Roger tells Julia that Tom Jennings is dead. Julia faints. Roger and Blair take her into the drawing room. Roger tells Mrs. Johnson to go call a doctor. She leaves to do so. Roger goes to get some brandy to revive Julia. Blair peeks under Julia's scarf and sees the vampire bites.

Julia is revived. She is no longer delirious. She is told that she had been ranting about wanting to find Tom Jennings, in spite of the fact that she was told he was dead. She explains her strange behavior by saying that she had been walking through the woods and happened to pass the spot where Jennings had been attacked and became frightened and delirious. When she learns that a doctor has been called, she manages to convince Roger that it's unnecessary and gets him to cancel the call. Mrs. Johnson takes Julia up to her room to rest. Roger tells Blair that being reminded of Jennings has made him uneasy, that he fears that the maniac who attacked Jennings may still be in the area, that he's afraid that Elizabeth may have wandered back to Collinsport and be in danger from him. He tells Blair he fears that Elizabeth may be coming back to Collinsport because one of the nurses at Windcliff told him that just before her escape, she kept saying she wanted to come back to Collinwood to die. Roger and Blair go outside to search for Elizabeth.

Elizabeth has indeed returned to Collinsport and is wandering around in a cemetery. She now has a new fear - she keeps talking about premature burial. Suddenly, Tom Jennings appears in front of her. Elizabeth asks him who he is. Jennings doesn't reply, standing there silent. He raises his arm and opens his mouth. Elizabeth screams. Roger and Blair, nearby, hear the screams and come running. By the time they get to Elizabeth, Jennings has disappeared. Roger asks Elizabeth why she was screaming. Elizabeth replies that she saw a strange young man "smiling" at her. Roger looks around and says he sees no one.

Roger and Blair take Elizabeth back to Collinwood. Roger thanks Blair for his help. Blair leaves. Roger takes Elizabeth into the drawing room to ascertain her condition. He finds that she no longer thinks she's Naomi, that she recognizes that he's Roger and not Joshua. She seems quite well, but then suddenly starts to babble hysterically that she's afraid that she'll be buried prematurely. Roger manages to calm her down, then tells her he has to leave for a short time to do something, but assures her he'll return shortly.

Exiting the drawing room and closing the doors behind him, Roger tells Mrs. Johnson that for a moment he thought Elizabeth had recovered, but she hasn't. He tells Mrs. Johnson that he's going to get his car and drive Elizabeth back to Windcliff, and asks her to call Windcliff and tells them to be expecting him. Unknown to them, Elizabeth is inside the drawing room listening to them through the doors. Roger leaves to get his car. Mrs. Johnson goes into the drawing room to use the phone (Note: Plot hole! There's a phone in the foyer. Jeff used it to call the sheriff just a few days ago!). Elizabeth tells her not to bother calling Windcliff, saying that she heard what Roger had said and has pulled the wires out. Julia appears at the doorway. Elizabeth sees her and begs her to tell Roger not to send her back to Windcliff. Mrs. Johnson leaves, saying she's going to use the phone in the study. Outside, dogs start howling. Julia goes into a trancelike state, says, "He's calling me!" and leaves. Elizabeth, seeing her only hope for staying out of Windcliff walking out the front door, follows Julia. Mrs. Johnson returns and finds both Elizabeth and Julia gone, the front door wide open...

Julia goes to where Jennings's has hidden his coffin. Seconds later, Elizabeth comes through the door. Seeing the coffin, she asks, "A coffin! Is it for me?" Julia is furious at Elizabeth that she's followed her and orders her to leaves. Elizabeth obediently leaves. Jennings appears from the shadows. Julia takes her scarf off in anticipation. Jennings walks up to her and bites her.

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Episode 570
(COL 9/DISK 4 #7)

Tape Date: August 23, 1968
Air Date: August 30, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 357
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
John Karlen as Willie Loomis
Donald Briscoe as Tom Jennings

There is a full moon over Collinwood, and the lives of those who live here seem to be going in directions they have never gone. A woman who has held the family together finds herself a kind of outcast, while another feels the need of a forbidden secret which can only destroy her.

It is 3:00 AM. Barnabas and Willie return to the old house after a fruitless night of looking for Jennings. Barnabas reiterates to Willie why it's so important that they find and destroy Jennings quickly: the need to do the experiment quickly in view of Adam's threat to kill Vicki and the entire Collins Family. Willie adds another reason - Julia, saying to Barnabas, "I think you care more about her than you'll admit. Barnabas admits that this is true. There's a knock at the front door. It's Elizabeth. She tells Barnabas she wants to speak to him in private. Barnabas sends Willie away. Elizabeth begs Barnabas to let her hide at the Old House, saying "They're planning to bury me alive!". She tells Barnabas about following Julia and finding where "they" have hidden the coffin "they" plan to bury her in, that Julia screamed at her to get out because she found the secret. Barnabas asks her where it is. Elizabeth tells him that it's in an unused crypt at the edge of the Collins Family Cemetery.

Barnabas goes to the crypt Elizabeth told him about. There, he finds Julia lying on the floor unconscious.

At the old house, Willie comes upstairs and finds Elizabeth alone in the living room. From outside, Barnabas calls loudly, "Willie!". Willie opens the door finds Barnabas standing outside carrying an unconscious Julia. Elizabeth, seeing this, says with great certainty "She's dead! She's dead! Everywhere I go, death surrounds me!". Barnabas tries to tell Elizabeth that Julia's not dead, but Elizabeth remains hysterical and won't believe him. She panics and runs from the room. Willie suggests to Barnabas that they take Julia to the hospital for a transfusion, but Barnabas tells Willie that it's 4:30 AM, that it's almost dawn. He tells Willie that he's found Jennings hiding place and they must go and destroy him. He tells Willie to go and fashion a stake. Willie goes to do so, and returns with a sharpened stake. They leave.

Elizabeth, wandering around in the old house, goes to Josette's room, where Barnabas has put Julia. Julia stirs and Elizabeth sees that she's alive, but convinced that she's dying, tells her she forgives her for her part in the plot to bury her alive, saying she's sure Roger forced her to become part of it.

Barnabas and Willie go to the crypt where Jennings has secreted his coffin, but arrive a few minutes too early. Willie notes that the sun has not yet risen and becomes afraid. Barnabas opens the coffin. It is empty. Willie, terrified, screams, "He's not in there! Barnabas! We've got to get out of here! He'll be back any minute!" and runs off. Willie is right. A few seconds after he runs off, Jennings returns. He knocks the hammer and stake from Barnabas' hands and struggles with him, trying to bite him.

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