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Episode 636
(COL 11/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: November 22, 1968
Air Date: December 2, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 422
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Thayer David as Professor Stokes
Robert Rodan as Adam
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark

A great storm races through Collinwood. A rainless wind which seems to sweep violence all over the great estate. For vengeance has become one man's obsession. And in the basement of this house, he takes his revenge on the man who made him, for he means to kill the girl his enemy loves and in the same grotesque way his own mate was turned into a skeleton”.

In the Old House basement laboratory, Adam tries to kill Vicki the same way Eve died. But he is interrupted by Barnabas and Julia. Barnabas shoots Adam in the shoulder. Having shot Adam, Barnabas runs over to him and drags him from the controls. Adam is very weak, and so is Barnabas. Julia turns the power off. Adam flees, running upstairs. Julia tells Barnabas that they must find and save Adam or else he, Barnabas, will revert to being a vampire, but Barnabas insists that it's more important that they stay and take care of Vicki. Julia, sounding irked by Barnabas' attitude, asks, "Would you like me to make plans for the rest of the evening too? Would you like me to have Willie prepare a coffin for you? That's what your risking". Barnabas replies, "I already made that decision when I shot Adam" and tells Julia that they must stay and make sure Vicki is all right. He tells Julia they must take Vicki back to Collinwood because he doesn't want Vicki waking up in the lab.

Adam sneaks into Stokes' house. No one is there. The phone rings. Adam answers it. It is Jeff Clark. Jeff asks to speak to Stokes, but Adam, without saying a word, just hangs up.

Barnabas and Julia bring Vicki back to Collinwood to her own room and put her in bed. Vicki awakens. They ask her what she remembers. Vicki replies that she remembers being kidnapped by Adam, taken somewhere, strapped down, and subjected to great pain. Barnabas and Julia tells Vicki that she had indeed been kidnapped by Adam, but that the rescued her. They manage to convince her that her other memories were all a nightmare. They assure her she needn't fear Adam any longer, but she is still afraid and asks Barnabas to stay with her until morning. Afraid that he may revert to being a vampire during that time, Barnabas tells Vicki he can't and asks Julia to stay with Vicki instead.

Stokes returns home and finds a wounded Adam there. He tries to telephone a doctor, but Adam won't let him. Stokes tries to convince Adam to let him call a doctor, and Adam eventually agrees to let him, as long as the doctor isn't Julia Hoffman. Stokes calls another doctor friend of his and tells him that he has a patient who needs to be treated "with discretion".

It is some time later. Adam is sitting on the couch, wearing a red plaid shirt instead of his customary green turtleneck. Stokes' doctor friend has apparently already come, treated Adam's gunshot wound and left, as Stokes, holding a pill bottle, tells Adam, "He said you were to take one of these every two hours to ward off infection". Adam takes a pill and washes it down with a glass of water. Adam apparently having told Stokes about Eve's murder, Stokes remarks, "So, you killed Eve. You must learn to choose your friends more carefully. I suppose it was my fault. I started teaching you, but stopped before I was finished. But now I have a second chance to teach you". Adam moans, "But no one will ever love me, I'm too ugly". Stokes tells him, "That's the easiest part to take care of. These days, anyone can be made handsome. I know a doctor who can take care of that. If you don't like the old Adam, we'll make a new one". The door buzzer rings. Stokes asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Jeff Clark". Stokes tells Adam, "Go into the bedroom!" Adam quickly opens a door to the left of the fireplace, goes in and shuts the door behind him*. Stokes lets Jeff in. Jeff tells Stokes he had tried to telephone him before coming, but someone picked the phone and hung up without speaking. Stokes tells Jeff he must have dialed a wrong number, saying, "I wasn't even home. I've just come back. Actually, I was out finding these herbs I told you about. But once again, I advise you against this..." Jeff replies that he doesn't care about the risks, that he just has to remember his past, and if these herbs will help him do so, he'll try them. As they are talking, Jeff eagerly opens the packet and before Stokes can stop him, takes out a leaf and eats it. Stokes is shocked and exclaims, "What are you doing?! It must be controlled! The ritual is the only way to control it!" He tells Jeff, "Sit down at this table. I will do the proper incantations and every time I pause, you are to eat a leaf". They do the ritual outlined by Stokes. Jeff starts to remember his past. Stokes asks, "What is your name?" Jeff replies, "Peter Bradford". Stokes asks, "And what was your mother's name?" Jeff answers, "Nora". Stokes asks, "And you father's?" Jeff answers, "Caleb". Stokes asks, "When were you born?" Jeff replies, "In Deerfield in 1770". Stokes asks, "Why did you come to our century?" Jeff replies, "I love her! I love her!" and explains that it was out of his love of Vicki that he found a way. Suddenly, Peter/Jeff finds himself being pulled back into the past, screaming, "I'm going back! I can see the road! No! No!". The herbs have proven dangerous, just as Stokes warned. Peter exclaims, "I have to see her again! Please! Help me see her once more! They're pulling me back! I don't want to go unless I see her once more! Vicki! Vicki!"

In her room at Collinwood, Vicki somehow hears Peter's calls. She gets up and leaves the room. Julia, who's fallen asleep in a chair, does not see her go.

When Vicki arrives at Stokes' house, the ritual is still going on. Stokes tells Vicki that Jeff is indeed Peter Bradford. Jeff tells Vicki he's being pulled back into the past, that he has to see her one last time. Vicki grabs Jeff and tells him she won't let him be pulled back, that her love for him can keep him in the present. They kiss. It works. Jeff is not pulled back into the past. Vicki announces, "We'll be married tonight!". Jeff agrees, "Tonight!"

* This is the last we see of Adam. It is never explained what happens to him.

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Episode 637
(COL 11/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: November 25, 1968
Air Date: December 3, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 423
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters
Thomas Spratley as Justice of the Peace

Darkness hangs like a shroud over the Collins estate as a stormy night draws closer to dawn. Inside the great house a young man broods over a momentous decision, for he has discovered that he belongs to an era gone by. Now he stands on the threshold between past and present; torn between his allegiance to those he once loved, and to the woman he now loves.

Vicki and Jeff - who now has full recall of his past - return to Collinwood. The clock in the foyer reads 2:50 AM. In the drawing room, Jeff is now again having second thoughts about marrying and tells Vicki, "I'm really not here. I belong to the past. Marrying me would be like marrying a corpse", but Vicki assures him that their love for each other will keep him firmly in the future. He reminds her, "I'm still a suspect in Eve's murder", but Vicki tells him, "No, Roger went and told the police you were with him at Eagle Hill cemetery at the time of the murder". Jeff worries, "I hope he didn't tell them what I was doing there". Vicki assures him that Roger didn't. Elizabeth comes into the room and says, "Mrs. Johnson said you wanted to see me." Vicki tells her, "We're going to be married and we need a witness". Elizabeth asks, "When?" Vicki replies, "Now". Elizabeth exclaims, "But it's almost 3:00 in the morning!" Vicki replies, "We've already decided. The justice of the peace has already been called".

The justice of the peace arrives and marries Jeff and Vicki. Vicki and Jeff go to a room at the Collinsport Inn and open a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Vicki toasts, "To our future, Jeff". Jeff replies, "To our future". He continues to worry about being pulled into the past. Vicki continues to assure that her love will keep him here.

At 4:00 AM, Barnabas and Julia return to Collinwood, their search for Adam having been fruitless. They wonder where Adam could be. Barnabas remarks, "He couldn't have gotten very far with a bullet in his back". Julia reminds him, "You forget. Adam is much stronger than most men". Barnabas replies, "But he's not immortal. If he dies, I will revert to being a vampire". He agonizes over how terrible it is to be a vampire. Julia reminds him, "There's another danger we've got to take care of. Angelique. We've got to stake her", but Barnabas protests that they can't because he can't remember where her coffin is because he was under Angelique's spell at the time. Julia asks him to try hard to remember. Barnabas thinks, "We always met in the woods...then we went to Eagle Hill Cemetery...That's it! The old crypt!" He vows, "I want to drive that stake into her heart myself!" They decide to go there in the morning. Elizabeth comes into the room. She tells them, "Vicki's just left. She's in town with Jeff. They were married, just about an hour ago". Barnabas is shocked.

The next morning, the clock strikes 6:00. Julia awakens from a couple of hours of sleep and goes down into the drawing room. She finds Barnabas sitting there and asks, "You didn't get any rest?" Barnabas moans, "Why did she do it? Why did she marry him?" Julia replies, "She's in love with him. You must accept that". Barnabas says, "I'll accept it and wish her happiness..." Julia tells him, "It's dawn. We have to go".

Barnabas and Julia go to Eagle Hill Cemetery, hammer and stake ready. They find Angelique's coffin right where Barnabas said it would be. Julia finds Blair's magic mirror lying on the floor, broken, and asks, "What's that?" Barnabas wonders, "A broken mirror. What's that doing here?". They open Angelique's coffin but find it is empty. They wonder where Angelique could be. Julia suggests that she might be at Blair's house, but Barnabas tells her that he has the feeling they won't find her there, that she's gone, but says, "She may be gone now, but she'll be back..."

In Jeff's hotel room, Vicki gives Jeff a gift - a watch. Jeff reads the inscription on it, "To Jeff: I will love you forever. Vicki". Jeff starts to reminisce about what happened to them in the 18th century - Trask, the trial, etc. He remarks, "It's so vivid, almost as if it were happening right now". Suddenly, he exclaims, "They're pulling me back!" Vicki tries to hold him, but Peter tells her the pull is much stronger that it was at Stokes' house. Vicki goes to the phone and starts dialing frantically, telling Peter she's calling Stokes, saying maybe Stokes can help. But before Vicki can reach Stokes, Peter shouts, "I'm going back! But I love you, Vicki, I love you!" and vanishes. Vicki moans, "No! Jeff!"

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Episode 638
(COL 11/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: November 26, 1968
Air Date: December 4, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 424
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters

Vicki goes back to Collinwood, goes into the drawing room and faints. It is now morning. Elizabeth wakes up, goes down into the drawing room and finds Vicki there. Elizabeth revives Vicki and asks her, "What are you doing here?" Vicki replies, "I didn't know where else to go!" and tells Elizabeth what happened to Jeff. Elizabeth doesn't know what to make of the incredible story.

Maggie awakens in her own bed at the Evan's cottage. She is surprised to find that Julia is with her and asks, "What are you doing here in my room?" Julia asks Maggie what the last thing she remembers is. Maggie replies that the last thing she remembers is being in the cottage in the afternoon. Julia tells her, "It's afternoon now, but not the afternoon you remember. It's 24 hours later. You've blocked an entire day from your memory". Maggie is puzzled. Julia tells her that sometimes people block out very unpleasant events from their memory. Maggie asks what happened. Julia lies, "Yesterday afternoon, you went to Nicholas Blair, told him you wouldn't marry him, and fainted. You didn't wake up until now". Maggie tells Julia, "I can't believe I turned Nicholas down". Julia tells Maggie, "Nicholas told me to say goodbye to you for him. He's gone to Europe on business and said he'll probably never return to Collinsport". The phone rings. Maggie answers. It's Elizabeth. She tells Maggie she wants to talk to Julia. Maggie gives the phone to Julia. Elizabeth tells Julia that something's wrong with Vicki and asks Julia to examine her. Maggie, hearing that it's something about Vicki, tells Julia she wants to go along.

At Collinwood, Vicki vows to find Jeff.

Julia and Maggie arrive at Collinwood, Maggie stays downstairs while Julia goes upstairs to examine Vicki. Upstairs, Julia finds that Vicki is just suffering from shock. She gives her a sedative. Vicki asks, "Could you do me a favor? Could you call Professor Stokes for me and asks him to come see me tonight?", but Julia tells her, "It would be best if you didn't see anyone tonight. Tomorrow, perhaps". Elizabeth comes into the room and tells Julia, "There's a young man downstairs who says he wants to see you". Julia goes downstairs and finds Maggie arguing with Chris Jennings in the drawing room. Maggie shouts at Chris, "You're cruel and heartless!". Chris replies, "I sorry it has to be this way, but it does". Julia tells Maggie, "You can see Vicki now". Maggie leaves to do so. Chris gives Julia some money, telling her it's for Amy's care. Julia asks, "Why give it to me?" Chris tells Julia that he's changed his mind and is leaving town. Julia, like Maggie, finds this heartless and starts to argue with him, asking him why he's leaving, but Chris refuses to tell her. He tells her, "I have a good reason, but I can't tell you what it is".

Maggie, meanwhile, has gone upstairs to see Vicki. They talk. Suddenly, Vicki gets hysterical and starts screaming. Frightened, Maggie calls for Elizabeth and Julia. They come. Vicki says Peter is in the room, saying, "His hand! Jeff's hand! I felt it touch my cheek!", but Elizabeth, Julia and Maggie see nothing.

While everyone else is upstairs, Chris looks at the clock, sees that its 5:30 PM and leaves.

Julia and Elizabeth come back downstairs. Julia gets a telephone call from Windcliff telling her Amy has escaped. Julia tries to find Chris, but finds that he's left. While Julia tries to handle the situation, Elizabeth leaves, saying she's going to the old house to tell Barnabas about Vicki. The clock reads 6:50.

Upstairs, Maggie is with Vicki. Vicki appears to have calmed down. Suddenly, the door opens by itself. Maggie tells Vicki, "It's only the wind", but Vicki cries, "It's Peter!" and runs out into the hallway. Maggie follows. Vicki tells Maggie, "Peter's gone. I don't feel his presence anymore". Maggie again tries to tell Vicki, "It was only the wind", but Vicki finds something on the floor of the hallway - a watch. She picks it up and tells Maggie, "It's the watch I gave Jeff as a wedding present". Maggie asks, "How can you be so sure it's the same one?" Vicki tells Maggie to read the inscription inside. Maggie reads it, "To Jeff. I will always love you. Vicki".

Elizabeth is walking through the woods on the way to the old house. Hearing a low growling sound, she turns to see what it is, exclaims, "No! Don't come near me!" and screams.

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Episode 639
(COL 11/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: November 27, 1968
Air Date: December 5, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 425
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

The great house of Collinwood stands in majestic isolation under the bright light of a full moon, but none who live at Collinwood know that on this night the full moon will mean something it has never meant before, it is the sign of a new and terrifying evil that prowls the woods of the Collins estate in search of a victim.

Elizabeth is walking through the woods on the way to the old house. Hearing a low growling sound, she turns to see what it is, exclaims, "No! Don't come near me!" and screams. Whatever it was suddenly leaves. Elizabeth turns and sees a little girl of about 9 years of age standing there. The little girl is Amy Jennings, whom Elizabeth doesn't know. Elizabeth asks the girl, "Did you see what it was?" The girl replies, "Some sort of animal. It ran away when it saw me", then tell Elizabeth, "My name is Amy Jennings. I'm looking for my brother". Elizabeth tells the girl, "We'd better go before it comes back" and takes the girl to Collinwood.

At Collinwood, Julia is surprised to see Elizabeth come in with Amy. She asks Elizabeth, "Where did you find her?". Elizabeth replies, "She found ME". Julia asks, "What happened?" Elizabeth says, "I'd better sit down" and collapses into a chair. She tells Julia "I was almost attacked by some sort of wild animal! It ran when it saw the little girl". Julia asks, "What kind of wild animal?" Elizabeth replies, "It appeared to be some kind of wolf". She continues, "You might think I'm crazy, but although I only caught a glance of it, it appeared to be dressed like a man!" Julia tells Elizabeth that the little girl is Amy Jennings, the sister of Chris Jennings who escaped from Windcliff. Elizabeth remarks, "Oh, of course. I just didn't make the connection". Julia tells Elizabeth that she's calling the police to take Amy back to Windcliff. Amy begs her not to, saying, "Now Chris is back, he can take care of me!" Elizabeth, grateful that Amy "rescued" her, tells Julia to wait until morning to decided whether to send Amy back, and let her spend the night at Collinwood. David happens to walk into the room. Elizabeth introduces Amy to him, tells him Amy is spending the night, and tells him to take Amy up to a room. After David takes Amy upstairs, Julia asks Elizabeth to tell her more about the attack. Elizabeth remarks, "It's strange, but it almost seemed like the animal was AFRAID of Amy the way it ran when it saw her".

David takes Amy up to her room. He is showing her some seashells. Amy remarks, "They're pretty. Where did you get them?" David replies, "On the beach. I've got a whole collection in my room. I'll show them to you tomorrow". Amy replies, "I won't be here tomorrow. I'm going back to Windcliff tomorrow". David says, "Maybe next time, then". There's a storm outside, with lots of thunder and lightning. David asks Amy if she's frightened of the thunder and lightning. Amy replies, "No, they can't really hurt you". David corrects her, "Yes they can! If lightning hits you, it could KILL you!" He tells her, "I guess if you're not afraid, I'll go then", but Amy begs, "Don't! Stay and talk!" They go to look into the fire and talk. Amy asks, "What's it like living here?" David replies, "It's just like living anywhere else". Amy protests, "But it's so big! I've never seen a house this big! How many rooms does it have? There must be a hundred rooms here!" David replies, "I don't know. I bet no one's ever counted them. But it's so big there's a whole wing we don't even use. The west wing has been closed for a long time". Amy asks, "Why do they keep it closed?" David replies, "I'd better not tell you. It'd keep you awake all night". Amy asks, "Is it haunted?" David replies, "Maybe". Amy says, "You're just trying to scare me". David insists, "No I'm not! If you weren't leaving tomorrow, I'd take you there and show you". Amy asks, "Show me what?" David replies, "The ghosts!" Amy asks, "Why don't you take me there now?" David replies, "All right. We'll have to go to my room and get a flashlight first".

David takes Amy into the West Wing. They have great fun exploring around. Amy points at an old portrait and asks, "Who's that?" David replies, "Thaddeus Collins. He was alive during the Civil War". Amy points to a room and asks, "What in there?" David replies, "OH! That's a storage room! If you like exploring, that's the place to do it! It's got everything in there!" They go in. David tells Amy, "This is one of the rooms that's supposed to be haunted". Amy asks, "Is it?" David replies, "No, nothing's ever happened to me in this room". He starts to suggest that they go to another room where there's a secret passage, but Amy suddenly exclaims, "Look! On the floor! A telephone!" On the floor is a very old-fashioned type of telephone where the mouthpiece is on the base and the earpiece is connected by a wire. It is sitting there, disconnected. David suggests that they start playing a game and pretend that the people who used to live here are still here. Amy suggests, "Why don't we pretend to talk to them on the phone?". She picks up the receiver and starts speaking, "Hello, my name is Amy Jennings. What's yours?...That's a nice name. Where do you live?...Somewhere near this place?...If David and I come looking for you, could we see you?....Hold on". She tells David, "David! You're right! The West Wing IS haunted! I think the man I'm talking to is a ghost!" David tells her, "Stop pretending!", but Amy replies, "No! There really is someone on this phone!" David asks, "All right, so what's this ghost's name?" Amy replies, "He says his name is Quentin Collins". David, sounding dubious, remarks, "I've never heard of a Quentin Collins". Amy tells him, "If you don't believe me, listen for yourself". David takes the receiver and, says, "Hello? Hello?" and listens, but hearing nothing, starts to remarks to Amy, "That's funny. You're ghost seems to have lost his voice...", but stops when he suddenly hears the sound of breathing from the other end, then the sound of someone hanging up...

They take the phone back to Amy's room. David leaves and returns with an old family photo album. He tells Amy it has picture dating all the way back to the civil war. They look for a picture of a "Quentin Collins", and finally find one of him as a boy. They look for one of him as an adult, but are unable to find one. The closest they come to finding one is a group picture which includes the name "Quentin Collins" among the names written as a caption, but do not know which person is Quentin. There's a knock at the door. David quickly hides both the telephone and the photo album under the bed. Elizabeth comes in. She tells David to go to bed. David asks, "Aunt Elizabeth, have you ever heard of a Quentin Collins?" Elizabeth tells him, "He was my great uncle. No one knows very much about him. He went to France while he was still young and never came back. Why?" David lies, "Oh, I just read the name somewhere in a family history and was curious". David leaves to go to bed. Elizabeth tells Amy she'll help her prepare her bed.

It is 2:15 AM. Amy gets up out of bed, gets the telephone from under the bed, and talks to someone again, "Why didn't you speak to David? He was very upset you didn't!...Where do you want me to go?...Alone?...All right. I'll be there. Alone".

Amy goes into the West Wing, and heads for the storage room. She is outside the door. She says, "I'm here, Quentin. Aren't you going to come out and see me?" The door starts to open...

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November 28, 1968 No show taped on Thanksgiving.

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Episode 640
(COL 11/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: November 29, 1968
Air Date: December 6, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 426
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings
David Henesy as David Collins
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
Alex Stevens as The Werewolf (uncredited)
Carol Ann Lewis as The Barmaid
A little girl spends her first night in the Great House of Collinwood, a night of strange, weird discoveries. For she finds an ancient telephone, its wires hanging loose. But when she picks up the receiver, she hears a faint voice from the past – a voice which orders her to come to him. She knows not why.

Amy goes into the West Wing, and heads for the storage room. She is outside the door. She says, "I'm here, Quentin. Aren't you going to come out and see me?" The door starts to open... The door opens, but it's only David. Amy asks him how he knew she was coming to the West Wing. He replies that she had to go past his room to get there, and he heard her go by in the hallway. He asks, "You used that telephone again, didn't you? HE sent you here!" He takes her back to her room, upset that she went into the West Wing. Amy accuses David of being chicken. David replies that he isn't, that he's upset because no one's supposed to go to the West Wing, and if she's caught going there, he'll be the one who gets into trouble for showing her the way. To prove that he's not chicken, David picks up the phone and starts to talk into it, but hears nothing. Amy takes the earpiece and listens. She does hear something and tells David that Quentin Collins is talking to her. David, upset that Quentin Collins is HIS ancestor but will talk to Amy and not to him, accuses Amy of making it up, but then remembers that he did hear breathing and the sound of someone hanging up earlier. He suggests to Amy that there's a better way to contact the dead - a séance. He tells Amy that he's seen the adults do it and knows how. They start to have a séance. The door opens. A figure is standing outside, silhouetted by the lightning... But it's only Vicki, wanting to know why they are still up. David lies that Amy was frightened by the storm. Vicki tells David he can leave, she'll stay with Amy. David leaves. Vicki notices the telephone and asks Amy where she got it from. Amy replies that she and David found it. Vicki remarks that it's very old. As Vicki is putting Amy to bed, Amy tells Vicki, "I've got to find Chris. He's the only family I've got!"

Meanwhile, in Chris' room at the Collinsport Inn, Chris is lying on the floor, barefoot and unconscious, a trail of mud leading from the door...

The next day, Chris Jennings comes to Collinwood to talk with Amy in her room. He tells her, "I'm sorry. I'd like to stay and take care of you, but I can't". Amy asks why. Chris replies, "I can't explain it to you. Maybe one day I'll be able to, but right now, I can't". Amy asks, "Can't I stay with you just tonight?" Chris replies, "NO! Not tonight!". Amy, very upset, says, "You don't want me! You don't want me at all!", and turns her back. Chris tries to talk to her, but she refuses to respond, so Chris leaves.

Chris comes downstairs and tells Vicki and Carolyn about his decision. They beg him not to put Amy in an orphanage, telling him Elizabeth has offered to let her live at Collinwood. Chris tells them he can't accept Elizabeth's offer because it's too generous, but they manage to convince him to at least talk with Elizabeth about it. Carolyn takes Chris upstairs to talk to Elizabeth.

Afterwards, Chris and Carolyn go to the Blue Whale to talk. Chris tells Carolyn that he's buying the drinks, that it's small payment for Amy staying at Collinwood. A pretty barmaid with short blond hair comes up to take their order. Carolyn orders a daiquiri, and Chris orders "a shot of Irish". Carolyn tells Chris, "You should think about my mother's idea that you stay in Collinsport for another week and help Amy adjust", but Chris just replies, "I'd have to think about it". He remarks to Carolyn, "Everyone must find it strange that I won't stay to take care of Amy". While they are talking, the clock strikes the hour, and Carolyn glances out the window and remarks, "I'm always surprised how early it gets dark in the winter". Chris suddenly shouts, "Check, please!", and tells Carolyn he's got to go, saying, "I must've been at Collinwood far longer than I had expected to be. It's later than I thought it was. I'm sorry, but I have an appointment I've got to keep". The barmaid comes over and gives Chris the check. He looks at the barmaid and sees a strange red pentagram floating in front of her face. The barmaid, seeing that Chris is staring at her face, asks, "Is something the matter?" Chris replies, "No", pays for the drinks, and abruptly leaves. The barmaid goes back behind the bar, takes a compact from her purse, and checks her face, but sees nothing. (Note: The clock behind the bar is wrong. It says 1:00)

Chris goes back to his room at the Collinsport Inn, takes a pair of leg cuffs, and shackles himself to a radiator. Seconds later, he transforms into a werewolf. The werewolf starts trying to free himself.

It is 1:00 AM at the Blue Whale. The barmaid closes up and starts to clean up. There's a knock at the door. The barmaid shouts, "Sorry, all closed up!", and continues to clean up. A werewolf comes crashing in through the window and attacks her.

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Episode 641
(COL 11/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: December 2, 1968
Air Date: December 9, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Penberry Jones
Worldvision Rerun: 427
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Thayer David as Professor Stokes

The Great House at Collinwood is calm now, but it is a false calm, for in the neighboring village, a murder has been committed. The torn body lies in the Blue Whale tavern, awaiting discovery. A vicious crime, committed by one who is not a man when the moon is full.

Amy awakens in the middle of the night screaming. Vicki comes running in and asks what's wrong. Amy replies that something terrible is happening to her brother, she knows it somehow. Elizabeth comes in to see what's wrong. Asked what she thinks happened to Chris, Amy replies, "I don't know, but I know he's alone in the dark somewhere, crying". Vicki and Elizabeth try to tell Amy it was just a nightmare, but Amy refuses to believe this, so Elizabeth tells Amy that she'll go downstairs to call Chris to prove to her that he's all right, that it is just a nightmare. But when she calls the Collinsport Inn and has them ring Chris' room, she finds that he isn't there. Elizabeth goes back upstairs to Amy's room. Amy anxiously asks, "Did you talk to him? Is he all right?" Elizabeth pauses, then says, "Yes, he was all right, just a little worried about you".

Vicki and Elizabeth leave and go to Vicki's room. Elizabeth tells Vicki she lied to Amy, that there was no answer to her telephone call. She wonders where Chris could be in the middle of the night. Vicki picks up Jeff's watch to see what time it is, but tells Elizabeth she's just noticed that the watch has stopped - at 11:35, the exact time Jeff disappeared.

Later, Vicki wakes up and feels a presence. She calls out, "Jeff?" The door opens by itself. Vicki feels Jeff's presence there, but a few moments later, Amy comes running into the room. She tells Vicki she's frightened and wants to sleep with her tonight. Vicki feels Jeff's presence leave. The door shuts by itself.

The next night at 7:00 PM, Stokes comes to Collinwood and to talk to Vicki, she having telephoned him and asked him to come. Elizabeth lets him in. When she finds out Vicki had called him, she tells him, "Don't encourage her. She must forget Jeff, she must". Stokes goes upstairs to Vicki's room. Vicki tells Stokes that she felt Jeff's presence last night and says, "I have to join him". Stokes replies, "I am not a wizard. I do not transport people through time". Vicki asks, "Is he here?" Stokes replies, "I'm sure if he were, he'd tell you to forget all this foolishness". Vicki replies, "No, I will not! You gave him something..." Stokes says, "Yes, three Indian herbs". Vicki asks to be given the same herbs, but Stokes tells her, "They didn't take him back in time. They made him available, but they didn't take him back. Something else did". He tells her, "It would be too dangerous anyway. You would be going back to a certain hanging". Vicki tells Stokes that she and Jeff will change what happened when she goes back to the past, but Stokes replies that that would be impossible. Vicki begs the spirit of Jeff to help her convince Stokes to help, but nothing happens. Stokes remarks, "I'm afraid he must feel as I do". Vicki exclaims, "But I must be with him!" Stokes makes the offhanded (and unwise) remark, "The only way you would be able to join him is to die".

In her room, Amy feels a presence. She opens the window and calls out, "Who are you? You're crying. Why are you crying? Who are you, who?"

Vicki moans, "What can I do?" Stokes replies, "You can forget all about him". Vicki screams, "Jeff! Tell me what to do!". Stokes replies, "He cannot because there's nothing you can do. Forget about him". Vicki shouts, "NO!" and runs from the room.

Amy is talking out the window in her room, "Why are you called the Widows? Why?".

Vicki runs downstairs. Stokes is following, shouting, "Vicki! I haven't finished talking to you yet!" Elizabeth, seeing that Vicki is about to go out, shouts, "You can't go out this time of night with a wild animal out there...", but Vicki snaps back, "I am not a child! Leave me alone", opens the front door and runs out. Elizabeth asks Stokes where Vicki is going. Stokes replies, "I don't know". Elizabeth tells Stokes that she's worried that Vicki is outside, that there's a wild animal in the area. Amy comes down the stairs. She asks Elizabeth, "Do you hear the crying?". Elizabeth asks, "Crying? Who's crying?" Amy replies, "The Widows. I opened the window and heard them". Stokes asks, "Who are the Widows?" Elizabeth, shocked, tells Stokes, "It's a legend. When you can hear the Widows crying on a stormy night, it means someone will die".

Vicki goes to Widow's Hill and thinks about Stokes' comment that the only way she would be able to join Jeff is to die.

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Episode 642
(COL 11/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: December 3, 1968
Air Date: December 10, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Penberry Jones
Worldvision Rerun: 428
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
Thayer David as Professor Stokes
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard

There is a storm raging over the Great House at Collinwood, a storm that cannot shut out the sounds of the widow’s wailing, for theirs is a legend that when death is near, the widows rise from the dead and commence their wait for the one who is to die.

Vicki prepares to jump off Widow's Hill, but Elizabeth and Stokes show up just in time. Stokes convinces Vicki not to jump by telling her that if she's really been feeling Jeff's presence, he must be trying to tell her something.

Chris and Carolyn return to Collinwood, having been in Collinsport. Carolyn starts talking about the murder of the barmaid, saying it must have been the same animal that almost attacked her mother. This seems to upset Chris. Stokes and Elizabeth return, holding Vicki. Elizabeth takes Vicki up to her room. Carolyn asks Stokes if Vicki had been attacked by the wild animal. Stokes just replies, "No. She was attacked by fate".

Up in Vicki's room, Stokes apologizes to Vicki for the unwise comment he made. Vicki replies that it was her fault, that she just became hysterical and panicked. The window blows open. Elizabeth closes it and remarks that it's just the wind, but Vicki, holding Jeff's watch, notices that the watch, which had run a bit earlier, is now back at 11:25. Then she notices that it's started to run again and says she feels Jeff's presence. Elizabeth asks, "You have psychic powers, do you feel anything here?". Stokes replies that he's not sure. Suddenly, a ball of blue light appears. Vicki says that it's Jeff. Stokes asks the ball, "What do you want?", but after a few seconds it just disappears. Vicki exclaims, "He's trying to reach me, but he can't! Why?". Stokes replies, "I may know a way to find out!" and goes downstairs. Elizabeth apologizes to Vicki for doubting that she felt Jeff's presence.

Stokes asks Chris to stay. He tells Chris and Carolyn he plans to have a séance and explains to Chris, "It's vitally important that another man be present, in case the spirit wishes to speak through you. A spirit often prefers to speak through a member of it's own sex". Chris refuses, saying, "I don't believe in that stuff!" (The look on his face, however, seems to indicate that there is another reason for his refusal). Stokes tells Chris that Vicki has already tried to kill herself once, and warns that if he does not participate, she may try to do so again. Hearing this, Chris reluctantly agrees to be part of the séance.

Stokes goes upstairs and tells Vicki and Elizabeth that he's ready to hold the séance. Elizabeth tells him she doesn't think a séance is such a good idea, reminding him of what happened to Vicki the last time they had one, but Vicki says, "If I'm pulled back in time this time, then that must be what Jeff wants, and if that's what Jeff wants, that's what I want". They do downstairs to the drawing room.

The séance commences in the drawing room. Stokes calls on Jeff to come, "I know you were here tonight! I know you were trying to talk to your wife! If you cannot speak by yourself, speak through one of us!" Stokes feels a presence and asks Vicki if it's Jeff. Vicki begs, "Please, Jeff, please!" Stokes suddenly announces, "There's a presence in this room! Is it you, Clark?", but Vicki says, "No, it isn't!". Stokes asks, "If there's a spirit here, tell us who you are and why you came here". Elizabeth head suddenly jerks around. She gasps that she felt a woman's hand grab her and turn her head, as if to get a better look at her face. The spirit then enters Carolyn and starts speaking through her, "I heard the Widows wailing..." Stokes asks, "Is that why you came here?", but the spirit continues without answering, "You must... You must stop him!". Stokes asks, "Whom? Whom must we stop?" The spirit continues, "He must not come back!". Stokes asks, "Are you talking about Jeff Clark?" The spirit replies, "No...No..." Stokes asks, "Who, then? Tell us!", but the spirit just says, "You must stop them! He must stay where he is!" Stokes asks, "Can you tell us who you are?" The spirit replies, "Magda". Stokes asks, "Magda, what is your last name?", but the spirit just spirit just keeps repeating, "My curse! My curse! My curse!". Chris suddenly grabs Carolyn and shakes her out of the trance. Vicki runs crying from the room. Elizabeth goes after her. Stokes asks Chris, "I would very much like to know, Mr. Jennings, why you did that".

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Episode 643
(COL 11/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: December 4, 1968
Air Date: December 11, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Penberry Jones
Worldvision Rerun: 429
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

Darkness envelopes the walls of Collinwood, there is danger in this night for a séance has just been held in the Great House, and the spirit of a mysterious woman has spoken from beyond the grave. A new reign of terror is about to begin.

After Stokes leaves, Carolyn too asks Chris why he stopped the séance. Chris replies, "I don't really know why I stopped the séance. Something came over me. I just had to do it". Carolyn wonders who Magda could be. Suddenly, she exclaims, "She's still here! The woman who contacted us during the séance! She's still here! She's still in this room!", but Chris becomes upset and says, "Stop! I don't like any of this nonsense!". Carolyn asks, "What was I saying before you stopped the séance?" Chris replies, "Something about a curse". Carolyn asks, "Could it have anything to do with you?". Chris explodes, "Would you please stop this insanity? It doesn't have anything to do with anything at all!"

Amy goes into David's room and wakes him up. She tells him, "He's angry! Quentin is angry! Something's happened to make him very angry!" David asks, "How do you know?". Amy replies, "I don't know how I know. I just know." David asks, "What would Quentin be angry about?" Amy replies, "That's what we have to find out! Use the phone!" David picks up the phone. He tells Amy, "I hear breathing! I hear him breathing again!", and speaks into the phone, "Say something to me!", but once again Quentin doesn't respond to him. Amy tells him, "Give it to me!". He does. Amy listens for awhile, then says, "Yes, I understand" and hangs up. David asks, "He spoke to you?" Amy replies, "Yes". David asks, "What did he say?" Amy replies, "He said SHE will try to stop him. He wants us to find him, and he wants us to do it TONIGHT!"

Roger returns home from his work and finds Chris and Carolyn in the foyer. He excuses himself, saying, "I'm exhausted and I still have work to do" and goes into the drawing room and starts to go through his briefcase. Suddenly, an old book, which had been lying on top of the piano, falls off onto the floor, as if pushed by an unseen hand. Roger picks it up and notices that there's a piece of paper sticking out from between its pages. He takes it out and reads it. Carolyn, having seen Chris off, comes walking in through the room and asks Roger what he's reading. Roger replies, "It's an old letter addressed to my father Jamison, dated 1887 (should be 1897!) He must have been just a boy then." He reads aloud from the letter to her:

"Dear Jamison,
You must return to Collinwood. I need your help. You must intercede with Oscar*. Only you can save me."

Roger remarks, "It's signed 'Quentin Collins'. We had an ancestor named Quentin, but I don't know much about him. He spent most of his time in Europe". He tells Carolyn how the book fell mysteriously, as if pushed by an invisible hand. Carolyn exclaims, "SHE must have done it!". Roger asks, "Who?" Carolyn replies, "Magda. She must have wanted us to see that letter". She tells Roger about the séance and tells Roger Magda was spirit who contacted them during it. She remarks, "She must have wanted us to see that letter, but why? Why?" Suddenly, she freezes and exclaims, "Stop them!". Roger asks, "stop who?", but Carolyn immediately snaps out of her momentary trance and tells Roger she can't recall saying anything and asks, "What did I just say?" Roger tells her. Carolyn says, "She's still here and she just spoke through me! It must be some sort of warning. Someone in this house must be in some sort of danger!" Roger asks, "Who?" Carolyn replies, "I don't know. It could be any one of us". Roger tells Carolyn he's just been filled with a sudden foreboding and tells her he's going to go check on David.

In David's room, David and Amy hear someone coming. David hides Amy. Roger comes in, finds David OK, and asks him, "Why are you still awake?" David replies, "I couldn't sleep so I decided to read". Roger orders him to go to sleep. then tells him, "If you need anything, call me" and leaves. David, puzzled, tells Amy, "That's strange. He never says goodnight to me. And why did he keep asking me if I was all right?" He tells Amy they'd better wait till it's late and everyone's asleep before going to the West Wing to look for Quentin.

After waiting till it's suitably late, David gets a flashlight and takes Amy to go the West Wing to search for Quentin. As they get to the door to the West Wing, the flashlight flies out of David's hand, as if wrenched away by an invisible hand. David picks the flashlight up. Suddenly, he is pushed away from the door. Startled, he tells Amy, that he felt an invisible hand push him away, saying, "Amy! A hand! It's pushing me backwards!" Amy asks, "What do you think it was?" David replies, "Quentin told us SHE would try to stop us. It must be her - or her ghost!". David walks to the door again. This time nothing tries to stop him, but when he tries to open it, he finds the door locked. Amy notes, "But it was unlocked the other day!". David replies, "Someone must have locked it. There's another way into the West Wing, a secret way, but you've got to promise to keep it a secret".

They go downstairs, but find that Carolyn and Roger are in the drawing room. David and Amy hide in the room under the stairs until they hear both Carolyn and Roger go up to bed.

David takes Amy into the drawing room. He moves a chair which is standing next to the wall to the right of the cabinet to the right of the fireplace, then opens a secret panel in the wall there. They go in, and from the inside, David closes the secret panel. The chair mysteriously moves back against the wall by itself.

David and Amy are walking in the West Wing, on their way to the room where they found the haunted phone. Suddenly, a large antique grandfather clock falls in their path. David tells Amy, "It must be HER! SHE must still be trying to stop us!". They persevere, and finally reach the storage room, but find no one there. Amy, disappointed, says, "And I was sure he'd be here!". They turn to leave, but the door suddenly slams shut by itself. David tries to open it, but finds that the door is locked. He exclaims to Amy, "We're locked in here!" *Note: The name of the character called "Oscar" here is later changed to "Edward" when we finally meet him.

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Episode 644
(COL 11/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: December 5, 1968
Air Date: December 12, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Penberry Jones
Worldvision Rerun: 430
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins

The great halls of Collinwood echo the rumble of thunder, the walls are illuminated by flashes of lightening. The storm rages, as if all the elements of nature were in conflict. Inside the Great House, two angry spirits are in conflict – spirits of those long since dead. One of them has lured two innocent children to a deserted storage room in the west wing of the house. In that room, unseen terror awaits them.

Carolyn wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming. Elizabeth and Roger come running into the room to see what's wrong. Carolyn tells them that she's just had a nightmare in which a female voice tells her, "They'll both die!", followed by a shadowy image of both Amy and David dead. She begs Roger to go check on the children. Roger goes to do so.

A few minutes later, Roger comes back. He tells Carolyn and Elizabeth that both children are gone from their rooms. He tells them it's probably nothing to worry about, that David likes to roam the house and probably took Amy with him, but suggests that to be on the safe side, they should search for them anyway. As Carolyn goes to put on a robe, she notices that black letters have suddenly started writing themselves in the mirror, slowly spelling the name, "JAMISON". The letters then disappear. Everyone is shocked.

In the West Wing, David and Amy, unable to get out of the room, decided to look around. They find an old trunk containing a boy's suit and a girl's dress, both in the style of the late 19th century. They notice that the suit is David's size, and the dress Amy's. Amy tells David it would be fun to dress up in the clothes, but David refuses, saying, "I don't like those kinds of games" and tells her to put the clothes back in the trunk. They start to hear faint music. It starts to get louder. Amy exclaims, "David! The music! Quentin must be playing it!" It sounds like tinny gramophone music from the 19th century, a waltz, It continues to get louder. David and Amy notice it seems to be coming from behind a wall.

Roger comes back up from the basement and announces that the children are not down there either. Having searched the entire house for David and Amy and not found them, Roger decides they must have gone outdoors in spite of the thunderstorm raging outside, and prepares to go out to search for them, but Carolyn reminds him that he hasn't searched the West Wing yet. Roger tells her it wouldn't make any sense to search the West Wing, that David and Amy couldn't have possibly gotten in there because he locked the door himself just a few days ago, but Carolyn insist on searching it, saying David might have found another key.

In the storage room, the music suddenly stops. Amy wonders why the music stopped. David replies the he thinks maybe Quentin has already told them what he wants to know - that what he wants them to know is that he's behind the wall, that the reason he hasn't appeared to them is because he's trapped there and needs their help to get out. David knocks on the wall. He tells Amy it sounds hollow, that there must a secret room behind it.

Roger, Carolyn and Elizabeth go upstairs to the end of the bedroom hall. Roger tries the door to the West Wing, finds it locked, and tells Carolyn, "I told you they couldn't be here". They go back downstairs. As they get into the drawing room, Carolyn gasps, "I felt someone trying to push me back out the door! It must be Magda! She must want us to search the only part of the house we haven't searched, the West Wing!". Roger exclaims, "That's ridiculous!", but Carolyn is insistent and says, "If you won't go, I'll search it myself!". Roger, still dubious, decides to go with her.

As Roger, Carolyn and Elizabeth search the West Wing, they notice the fallen grandfather clock. Roger tells Carolyn it was standing when he was here just a few days ago.

In the storage room, David and Amy hear Roger, Elizabeth and Carolyn coming. David is about to call for help, but Amy, intent on finding Quentin, tells him she has a better idea - they can hide. The adults will open the door, come in and look around, not find them and leave, leaving the door open. They hide behind the clothes chest. The adults come in, look around, and are just about to find the children's hiding place when Elizabeth says she thinks she heard a noise outside in the hallway. The adults leave, closing but not locking the door behind them. David wonders how they got in, saying he didn't hear the sound of a key when the adults came in. He tries the door but finds that it's still locked. Amy says, "I'm not scared". David asks, "You're not?" Amy replies, "No. It's locked because Quentin wants us in here. He wants us to do something for him. He wants us to let him out". She tells him, "I found this while exploring" and hands him a crowbar. David starts prying at the panels forming the wall that sounded hollow to his tapping earlier. One of the panels - a 2 ft wide by 3 ft high section down at the bottom - gives way quite easily, revealing the bottom part of a hidden door behind it. The door mysteriously starts to open by itself. David asks, "Do you want to go in?" Amy replies, "I do if you do". David says, "OK. I'll lead the way". He takes her hand and they go in.

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Episode 645
(COL 11/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: December 6, 1968
Air Date: December 13, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Penberry Jones
Worldvision Rerun: 431
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

A violent storm continues over the great house at Collinwood, and it has been discovered that two children have disappeared in the middle of the night. While the adults in the house search frantically for them, the children are busy in an old storage room in the abandoned west wing, about to make a startling discovery of their own. One that will change the course of their lives.

Inside the secret room - which is sumptuously furnished in late 19th century style - the children find the skeleton of a man dressed in late 19th century clothes wearing a long hairdo. All the flesh has rotted away. The children become frightened and try to leave, but suddenly the door slams shut and locks them in. They look around. Eventually, they find a candle and some matches. They light the candle. They see an old gramophone. It starts playing by itself, playing the music they had heard while outside earlier. (Quentin's theme).

Elizabeth goes to the old house and tells Barnabas the children are missing, that Carolyn woke up screaming last night saying she had a nightmare that the children were in danger, and when Roger looked in their rooms, the children were missing. She tells Barnabas that they've searched the whole house for the children but didn't find them, that Roger is out searching the grounds right now. She tells him she'd like to search the old house because David likes to play there. Barnabas agrees, and they go upstairs to search.

In the hidden room, the gramophone suddenly stops playing, and an evil sounding male laugh is heard. The locked door opens by itself.

At the old house, Barnabas comes up from the cellar and tells Elizabeth, "They're not down there either". Elizabeth tells Barnabas she's going back to Collinwood. Barnabas decides to go with her. As they exit the old house, David and Amy, who are hiding behind some bushes, see them leave. When the coast is clear, they sneak into the old house. David assures Amy that they won't get caught because the only person living at the old house other than Barnabas is Willie Loomis, who's out of town. They go inside. Amy asks David, "Why are you acting so strangely?". David replies, "I made a promise to HIM, and I always keep my promises. A promise is a promise!" Amy asks, "Are you sure it's up there?" David replies, "HE said it would be upstairs in the attic." They go upstairs.

At Collinwood, Barnabas asks Elizabeth, "Are you sure you've searched the entire house? Even the West Wing?". Elizabeth assures him that they have. Barnabas tells her, "In that case, I'll join the search outside".

At the old house, David and Amy come downstairs. David is carrying an old fashioned rocking cradle. He puts it down, telling Amy he has to rest a bit. Amy asks, "How will we get it into Collinwood without being seen?" David replies, "We'll use the same secret entrance we used to sneak out". They go back to Collinwood, take the cradle up to the room, and place it in the middle of the floor. Amy notices that David has started to smile strangely and asks, "David, why are you smiling?" David replies, "It's just that I like you so much. You're my good friend". Amy, looking worried, asks, "Can we go back downstairs now?" David replies, "Surely we can. We can go back downstairs and be ourselves again". Amy asks, "What do you mean?" David replies, "Nothing". Suddenly, the cradle starts to rock by itself. David tells Amy, "Go to it, Amy. SHE needs you".

At Collinwood, Barnabas returns and tells Elizabeth he found nothing. Elizabeth moans that she's afraid the children have been kidnapped and starts to telephone the police, but stop when David and Amy suddenly walk in through the front doors. Amy hugs Barnabas, whom she met at Windcliff. When asked where they've been, David replies, "We just went out for a walk". When Elizabeth tells David she doesn't believe that, Amy says, "I'm going to tell even if David doesn't want me to! He should be PROUD of what he did instead of being embarrassed! Boys are like that!". She tells Elizabeth that she woke up last night and became frightened by the house. Elisabeth asks, "Frightened by the house? Why?" Amy replies, "It's so big, and I felt so small in it. I felt like I was lost forever!" She continues her story, saying she went to David's room and told him, that he took her out for a walk and they sat in a field and watched the sun come up on the house and she wasn't afraid anymore after that. Barnabas asks, "If you've you been in the field the whole time, how come none of adults searching for you saw you?" Amy replies, "We weren't in the field the whole time. We spent the rest of the time in one of David's secret places. I can't tell you where it is or it wouldn't be a secret anymore". Elizabeth says, "You don't have to tell if you promise never to do it again". The children promise. Barnabas leaves. Elizabeth tells the children she'll go into the kitchen and tells Mrs. Johnson to make breakfast for them. The children go into the drawing room. David remarks, "We'll have to be more careful this time. We'll have to wait until its late and everyone's asleep before we sneak into the West Wing tonight". Amy asks, "And play the game?" David replies, "Yes. They promised us we would". Amy remarks, "And a promise is a promise!"

It is 1:30 AM. The children go into the room behind the wall in the West Wing. Amy sees something, smiles broadly and exclaims, "Hi, Quentin!"

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Episode 646
(COL 11/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: December 9, 1968
Air Date: December 16, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 432
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

It is indeed the ghost of Quentin Collins standing there. He appears to be a man of about 25 to 30 years of age, very tall (about 6-4), with dark brown hair and long muttonchops sideburns. Amy asks, "Aren't you going to say anything, Quentin?", but the ghost doesn't reply. David asks, "We are going to play the game, aren't we?" The ghost nods yes. The gramophone starts to play by itself again. Amy says, "The music is beautiful! You do like it, don't you David?" In an irritated tone, David replies, "What made you asks that? It's my favorite piece. You know that!". Amy, puzzled, asks, "How can it be your favorite piece? You only heard it for the first time yesterday!" But before David can answer, the ghost of a very beautiful blond woman appears.

Downstairs in the foyer, Elizabeth tells Roger, "I have a feeling she never left this house". Roger asks, "Who?" Elizabeth replies, "The woman who contacted us during the séance. If only we could find out what she wanted..."

Both ghosts have disappeared. The children are now in the room alone. Both are dressed in the old fashioned clothes they found earlier. They start to play their "game". Amy tells David, "You look just like a gentleman!" David asks, "Like Quentin? Why don't you call me Quentin?" Amy replies, "And you can call me Beth, and we can pretend this is our room". David says, "This IS our room! Don't you remember, Beth?"

Roger is in his room, packing his briefcase preparing to go to work. Elizabeth comes in and asks him to try to talk to Vicki, that ever since the séance she does nothing but sit in her room, waiting for Jeff to return.

In the hidden room, Amy remarks, "It's getting late". David replies, "Yes. We do have quite a bit of work to do tomorrow". Amy asks, "Are we really going to do what he wants us to do?" David replies, "Yes. This family has brought us much unhappiness. They'll have to pay for what they did to us!" He tells her, You'll be the one who'll have to talk to Roger". He then tells her he's decided to have the skeleton removed from the room because they can't have any fun playing the game while it's here. Amy asks, "How will we get it out of the house?" David replies, "I'll think of a way". They leave.

Later, they return carrying David's toy box. Amy notes that the toy box is too big to get down the narrow staircase of the secret entrance. David replies that they'll have to risk carrying it down in the open, then, but assures her no one will ask any questions about what's in his toy box. Amy asks, "Why are we doing this?" David replies, "When you die, do you want your bones to rot away in a room? We're just going to give Quentin what his family wouldn't give him - a decent burial".

Downstairs, Roger comes down into the drawing room and tells Elizabeth that he talked to Vicki, but it did no good, and says time is the only thing that will heal Vicki's wounds. As he's talking, he notices David and Amy struggling to carry David's toy box down the stairs. He goes up, takes Amy's end from her and helps David take the toy box down the stairs then asks, "What are you doing?" David replies that he's taking some toys outside to play. Roger, finding this strange, says, "You've never taken all your toys outside to play before. Let's see what you have in there", and reaches down to open the box, but David tells him, "You can't. It's locked". Roger stops and asks, "Why is it locked?" David replies, "It's a military secret. Maybe I'll tell you after the funeral". Amy pretends to blab the secret, "One of David's toy soldiers broke, and we're taking it outside to give it a proper burial". David indignantly says, "It didn't break. It died in action.".

When David and Amy reach the woods, Amy asks David, "I hope you remembered to bring the key" David replies, "It's not locked. I only told my father it was. He'll believe anything if you say it convincingly enough. You should remember that when you talk to him tonight". They bury the skeleton. Amy asks, "Should we say some prayers?" David replies, "No, all we did was bury Quentin's bones. His spirit's still around". Amy remarks, "Yes". They leave.

They go back to the storage room, where David rummages through a trunk. Amy remarks, "I wish you would tell me what you're looking for". David replies, "You'll see it when I find it" and continues to look. Finally, he finds what he's looking for and announces, "Here it is". Amy asks, "What?" David replies, "Wire", then asks Amy, "Remember what you have to do?" Amy replies, "Yes". David tells her, "Good. We'll wait till 1:00, then you go get my father, and I'll be waiting for him downstairs.

At 1:00 AM, Amy goes into Roger's room and tells him she's frightened, that she's sure she heard a sound downstairs, that it sounded like someone breaking in. Roger gets a pistol and goes down to investigate.

Downstairs, David ties the wire across one of the steps, a few inches off the step. He then runs down the stairs, opens the front door wide, and runs into the room under the stairs. Roger comes down the stairs, trips over the wire, and falls the rest of the way down. David comes out of the study into the foyer. Amy walks out of the bedroom hallway onto the landing. Both stare at Roger, who is bloody and unconscious. Both have a cold emotionless look in their eyes...

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Episode 647
(COL 11/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: December 10, 1968
Air Date: December 17, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 433
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Thayer David as Professor Stokes
Cavada Humphrey as Janet Findley
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

Night over the great house of Collinwood. Night filled with unexplained acts. For unbeknownst to the elders, two children have discovered ghosts from the distant Collins past. Ghosts, who still insist on having their revenge against the family. Who are using the children, possessing them to accomplish their aim. And so, a son commits the unpardonable crime and tries to kill his own father.

Amy goes to Elizabeth's room, awakens her, and tells her Roger's been hurt falling down the stairs. Elizabeth comes down the stairs and finds Roger lying at the foot of the stair, unconscious. She tells Amy to go get Julia. Roger regains consciousness and tells Elizabeth, "Someone tried to kill me!" Elizabeth tells him, "Amy told me there was a burglar in here". Roger replies, "It was no burglar! Someone in this house was trying to kill me! Someone stretched a wire across one of the steps! I felt my ankle hit it when I tripped over it!". Elizabeth tells him, "You must have imagined it. I just came down the stairs, and there was no wire". Roger, puzzled, asks, "Where is it? Where did it go?". Elizabeth tells him, "No one would have strung a wire across the step. It wouldn't make any sense" and takes him up to his room. Amy comes back downstairs and tells David, "I told Dr. Hoffman. She's getting dressed", but David doesn't reply.

In his room, Roger continues to insist that he didn't imagine the wire. He then moans, "I have an appointment with Strathmore in London the day after tomorrow, but I can't go with things like this in the house". Elizabeth finds a Tarot card on the table and asks Roger about it. He tells her he never saw it before, that he poured himself a drink earlier and it wasn't on the table then. Elizabeth tells him she's certain it's a message from the woman they contacted during the séance. David comes in, saying Amy woke him and told him what happened. He asks his father, "Are you OK?", sounding genuinely concerned. Roger assures him he's OK and says, "I'll show you". He limps over to the table, pours himself a drink, and tells David, "See? I'll be perfectly all right in the morning". David hugs his father and says, "I'm glad! I'm so glad!", sounding genuinely relieved.

Elizabeth goes downstairs and telephones Professor Stokes, who is, strangely, still awake at 1:30 AM, and asks him to come to Collinwood in the morning, saying she has something urgent to discuss with him. Stokes remarks, "This is quite a coincidence. I was reading a book when the phone rang, a book about the Collins Family, a book from the Collinsport library no one's checked out in years".

In the morning, David comes into the foyer from an early morning walk outside. Amy is in the foyer. She tells David, "I've been in the room again. Quentin wants us to play the game again". David replies, "I'm never going in there again. I don't like what he made me do to my father". Amy warns him, "Quentin will be angry!". Amy continues to try to convince David to play the "game" again. She tells him, "Quentin likes you. He calls you 'Jamison'" David notes, "Jamison was my grandfather. I wonder why". Amy continues, "You could find out if you come up to the room and see him".

Stokes arrives to see Elizabeth. They go into the drawing room. She shows Stokes the Tarot card and asks him if he knows what it means. Stokes replies that he doesn't, but could look it up in a book. Elizabeth tells him, "I can tell from the look on your face that you're lying. You know exactly what it means". Stokes finally admits to her, "The card is a warning". Elizabeth asks, "What is the warning?" Stokes replies, "The card is called the Tower of Destruction. It warns of the coming of great unhappiness to this family". Elizabeth moans, "What are we going to do? What are we going to do? If only I knew! If only someone
knew!".

David goes up into the hidden room with Amy and, talking to an unseen Quentin, says, "I'm not going to do what you want me to do anymore. Not if it's like last time. It's not fair for you to have me do something like that. Do you understand?" Suddenly, the gramophone starts to play again. David points to the cradle and exclaims, "LOOK!". Amy does so. The cradle is rocking by itself again. Amy replies, "I see it, Jamison". Amy asks, "You do want to play the game, don't you?" David replies, "Of course I do!"

Stokes assures Elizabeth, "Don't worry, Mrs. Stoddard, I'll be back within the hour and I'll bring someone who will be able to explain everything that's been happening in this house". Elizabeth replies, "Thank you". Stokes leaves.

Stokes has returned with a woman psychic. The psychic tells Elizabeth, "Don't tell me anything about your family, this house, or anything that's happened here. I do not want to know what to expect. Do you understand?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, Madame Findley". In the foyer, Findley remarks, "An accident has happened here recently". In the drawing room, she says, "This is the room where the séance was held. There have been spirits in this room. They're not here now, but they've left their mark. Shadows are still in this room!". She sits down and goes into a trance, then says, "Are you there? Can you tell me the secret of this house?". Suddenly, she exclaims, "That's not you! Who are you?". Stokes whispers to Elizabeth, "That means it's not the spirit she expected to contact, it's not the spirit from the séance". The psychic continues, "I can feel your presence. Are you in this room? If you are in this room, speak to me...You are not in this room, but you are in this house! Yes! In another room! Tell me where you are! I must come to you! A battle! There is a battle going on in this house! This house is a battleground! I see that! Lead me to the room! You must show me! Yes! Yes!". She then snaps out of the trance and announces, "The fight goes on!". Stokes asks, "Who are fighting?" Madame Findley replies, "I don't know, but I will when I find the room". Elizabeth moans, "I can't believe this is happening!". Madame Findley tells her, "There is much happening in this house you don't know about. There is a war being waged, and I've got to find the one who started it". Stokes asks Elizabeth, "Does she have permission to stay and find out?" Elizabeth replies, "Of course". Stokes tells the psychic, "Please call me if you find anything" and leaves.

David and Amy, who have overheard Findley, go up to the hidden room and call for Quentin, "Quentin! There's a lady downstairs looking for you! Tell us what to do!"

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Episode 648
(COL 11/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: December 11, 1968
Air Date: December 18, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 434
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Cavada Humphrey as Janet Findley
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

A new day at Collinwood. A day with more questions than answers, for the night has been filled with mysterious happenings. A sudden fall down the great stairs, an ancient Tarot card found mysteriously, a card prophesying doom which so frightens one woman that she brings in a medium to discover the spirits who are haunting the house. But two children, possessed, not knowing what they do, may bring new tragedy to one who could save them.

David and Amy, who have overheard Findley, go up to the hidden room and call for Quentin, "Quentin! There's a lady downstairs looking for you! Tell us what to do!" But Quentin doesn't appear. Amy tells David, "Don't worry, David. He'll tell us. We'll just wait and he will". The music starts to play...

The psychic, Janet Findley, comes downstairs having been upstairs, and tells Elizabeth, "I felt some astral disturbances upstairs, but it wasn't as strong as the energy down here, especially in the drawing room". She announces, "Two forces seem to be battling one another." She goes into the drawing room and tells Elizabeth, "I feel the presence of someone whose name begins with the letter 'M'. It's an unusual name". She asks to be left alone to try to contact this spirit. As Elizabeth is leaving the drawing room, Madame Findley announces, "There is a curse upon this house. Even with what little I know, I am certain of that". Elizabeth leaves and Madame Findley closes the drawing room doors and tries to contact the spirit from the séance again, calling for 'M' to appear. This time she is successful and exclaims, "You are here!". She asks, "Are the spirits confined to this house? They are? Confined to a certain room? Yes?" She asks, "Will you lead me there?", but the presence vanishes.

Madam Findley comes out into the foyer and asks Elizabeth, "Are there parts of the house that are closed off that you don't use?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes, the east and west wings". Findley asks to see the EAST Wing first, saying that's where her intuition is telling her to look first. Elizabeth takes her upstairs.

Elizabeth comes back downstairs, leaving the psychic upstairs by herself. There's a knock at the door. She answers. It's Joe Haskell. He asks to see Amy.

David and Amy come out of the hidden room. David asks Amy, "Are you sure you understand what Quentin wants you to do? Your part's VERY important". Amy replies, "Yes. I'll do exactly what he wants me to do".

Elizabeth returns with Amy and leaves her alone with Joe in the drawing room. Joe asks Amy, "Are you happy staying here at Collinwood?" Amy replies, "Yes. Why do you ask?" Joe replies, "It's just that I don't like the idea of you staying here if you don't like it". Amy remarks, "I'd rather stay with Chris, but he doesn't have a place for me". Janet Findley comes into the drawing room. She takes the Tarot card, saying, "I'll use it as bait". Amy asks, "You mean like fishing?" Suddenly, Amy asks Joe, "What's that on your face, Joe? It's like a star!" On Joe's forehead is a pentagram. Findley looks at Joe too. The pentagram fades away. Joe looks in the mirror but sees nothing and says, "I don't see anything. It must have been your imagination". He then tells Amy, "Mrs. Stoddard said Roger wasn't well. Can you go and ask her to see if he's well enough to see me? I'd like to talk to him". Amy leaves to do so. Joe remarks to Findley, "She has quite an imagination", but Findley tells him, "Mr. Haskell, I saw the star too. The sign of the pentagram. I wouldn't ignore it if I were you". Joe asks, "But I don't know what the sign of the pentagram is". Findley explains, "It is an ancient symbol. It may warn of either good or evil, depending on how the points are arranged". Joe replies, "And mine must warn of evil, else you wouldn't be warning me about it. What am I supposed to worry about?" Findley replies, "Being attacked by a wild animal, and animal that walks like a man". Joe, finding this ridiculous, laughs and says, "I guess I have nothing to worry about, then. We don't have any animals like that around here". Elizabeth comes back, as does Amy. Findley tells Elizabeth, "I'd like to look in the West Wing now". Elizabeth replies, "I'd like to talk to Joe outside in private for a minute. I'll take you to the West Wing when I come back". She and Joe leave.

Amy goes out into the foyer and tells David, "She wants to go to the West Wing!". David tells her to go into the drawing room and talk to Findley.

Amy talks with Findley and keeps her occupied. They are interrupted by David coming out of the secret entrance to the West Wing into the drawing room. Findley asks, "Where does that lead to?". David replies, "The West Wing". David and Amy tell her not to go in, saying there's nothing in there, but Findley feels something and remarks, "Yes..." and goes in anyway. After she goes in, David closes the secret panel and looks at Amy. They both smile.

Elizabeth returns to the drawing room and find Amy and David sitting on the floor playing jacks. She asks where Janet Findley went. They tell her Findley left the room, but didn't say where she was going. Elizabeth wonders where Findley could have gone, remarking, "She wanted to see the West Wing, but she couldn't be there. She doesn't know the way".

Upstairs, Findley goes into the hidden room. She feels a presence and announces, "You're here, aren't you? Yes, I can feel your presence!" The door slams shut by itself and locks behind her.

David and Amy come upstairs into the West Wing and listen at the door to the hidden room. They hear Findley talking inside. They slide a heavy chest in front of the opening in the wall.

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Episode 649
(COL 11/DISK 4 #5)

Tape Date: December 12, 1968
Air Date: December 19, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 435
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
Cavada Humphrey as Janet Findley
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman

Findley tries to make contact with the spirit, ordering it, "You must make your presence known to me!". The gramophone starts playing. Findley tells the spirit, "I'm here to help you! I want to help you!" The music stops. Findley continues, "Allow me to help you! Allow me to help you rest! Allow me to give you peace!" There is no reply. Finally, in exasperation, she says, "Well, if you won't let me help you, allow me to leave this room!", but the door does not unlock. She asks, "Why keep me here if you don't want my help? Are you trying to frighten me? I am not afraid!" She sees a candle on a table and lights it. She feels something and announces, "Someone died here! I can sense it!". Suddenly, she feels the room become cold. The candle goes out. She says, "All right! I'll wait for you, then! Appear to me!".

The clock in the foyer reads 6:15. Elizabeth and Julia are in the drawing room talking. They talk about Roger and his strange claim that he had tripped over a wire someone had stretched over the stairs. Julia remarks, "Maybe Madame Findley can help". Elizabeth wonders where Findley could be. In the hidden room, Findley asks, "Why do you keep me here?" She relights the candle. She notices the cradle start rocking by itself. She mutters, "There was a child..." Then the phone rings. She answers, "Hello? Hello? Who is it? I know there's someone on the other end. I can hear you breathing. Say something! Why don't you say something?" Then she notices that the telephone cord isn't connected...

Elizabeth tells Julia she'll go look for Findley.

Upstairs in the hidden room, Findley continues to talk into the phone, "Are you trying to contact me? Speak to me!", but there is no reply and she gives up and hangs up. Suddenly, she smells something and exclaims, "A scent! Perfume! A woman's spirit exists in this room! Who are you? Who?" The phone rings again. Findley firmly says, "I won't answer it this time! If you want to contact me, appear to me!"

Elizabeth comes back down into the foyer and tells Julia, "I can't find her. I've looked everywhere she could be..." Julia suggests, "Maybe she left".

In the secret room, the phone continues to ring, and Findley finally decides to answer it. She exclaims, "Stop it! Why don't you leave me alone?" But this time, a voice on the other end apparently speaks to her. A look of horror appears on her face, but then she confidently retorts, "NO! I am not going to die! My will is stronger than yours!" But when she looks in the mirror, she sees a skeleton looking back...

At the Collinsport Inn, Chris Jennings is in his room dreading the next night, a night on which there'll be a full moon. Joe Haskell drops by and tells Chris that, now that he's broken up with Maggie, he's thinking of leaving Collinsport and moving to Boston, that he's already applied for 2 jobs there. They talk about Amy briefly, then Joe remarks to Chris, "I was at Collinwood to see Amy earlier. A strange thing happened there. A woman kook who calls herself a medium told me I was going to die". Chris asks, "Why would she say a thing like that?" Joe replies, "Because of something Amy said she saw. Have you ever heard of the sign of the pentagram? It's supposed to warn of sudden death. Amy said she saw it on my face. She probably heard the woman talking about it earlier and imagined she saw it on my face". He laughs and calls it ridiculous. Chris pretends to laugh and call it ridiculous too, but suddenly tells Joe, "I've got something important to do" and asks him to leave. After Joe leaves, Chris says to himself, "Tomorrow night! I can't let it happen, not to him! I've got to do something!"

At Collinwood, Elizabeth hangs up the phone in the foyer and tells Julia, "Professor Stokes said he hadn't heard from Findley and couldn't reach her at her house".

In the hidden room, Findley remarks, "Silence, why is it so silent? I've got to get out of here!" She tries the door but finds it still locked. She asks, "Why do you want to keep me here, why?", breaks down and starts to cry. Suddenly, the chandelier starts to move by itself. Findley asks, "Are you here? Are you in this room?" The music starts to play again. Findley asks, "Why do you want that music to play? What does it mean?". She sees top to the roll top desk roll down by itself. There is a loud squeaking sound. Findley looks in the direction of the sound. What she sees terrifies her. She screams, "NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!..."

There's a knock at the front door of Collinwood. Elizabeth answers. It's Chris. Elizabeth asks, "Are you here to see Amy?" Chris replies, "No, I came to see Dr. Hoffman". Elizabeth takes him to Hoffman, who's in the foyer, then tells Julia, "I'll go see if Madame Findley's car is still parked down at the gate" and leaves. Chris asks Julia for some sleeping pills. She asks him, "Why don't you just buy some from the drugstore?" Chris replies, "The non-prescription kinds aren't strong enough for me. I need something which will put me to sleep for at least 24 hours". Julia asks him why he needs something so strong. Chris lies that he's been having insomnia problems that are preventing him from working. Julia is reluctant to give him the pills, but Chris finally manages to convince her to get him some. Elizabeth returns and tells Julia, "Madame Findley's car is still there. It must mean she's still somewhere in the house". Suddenly, Julia exclaims, "There she is!" and points to the top of the stairs. Standing at the top of the stairs Janet Findley, standing perfectly still. Elizabeth calls to her, "Madame Findley! Where have you been? We've been so worried about you!". Suddenly, Madame Findley topples over and falls all the way down the stairs. She is dead...

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Episode 650
(COL 11/DISK 4 #6)

Tape Date: December 13, 1968
Air Date: December 20, 1968 Friday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 436
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
Betsy Durkin as Victoria Winters

Elizabeth and Roger talk about Janet Findley's death. Elizabeth tells Roger she doesn't believe the coroner's report that Findley just died of a heart attack. Vicki comes down into the drawing room and asks Elizabeth, "Could someone else stay with the children tonight?" Elizabeth replies, "Of course. I'll have Mrs. Johnson look after them tonight". Roger asks Vicki, "Are you going out tonight?" Vicki replies, "No, my husband Jeff is coming to see me tonight". Roger points out, "But Jeff is gone!". Vicki replies, "But he's coming back to see me tonight! I know it!" Roger asks, "Vicki, why do you think that?" Vicki replies, "I fell asleep this afternoon and had a dream. He spoke to me in the dream and told me he was coming to see me tonight". Roger asks, "Vicki, is that rational?" Vicki insists, "It's more than a dream! I know it! It has to happen!" and leaves. Elizabeth and Roger discuss what to do about Vicki. Roger asks, "Barnabas hasn't seen her, has he?" Elizabeth replies, "Not since the marriage". Roger suggests, "Perhaps it would help if he talked to her. They've always been very close". Elizabeth agrees that Barnabas might be able to help and Roger leaves to go to the old house to get him.

Upstairs, Vicki clutches Jeff's watch, hoping that it will start ticking, indicating Jeff's presence, "The watch must tick! Please, Jeff, come to me! Give me a sign!" but nothing happens and she starts to cry again.

Roger returns with Barnabas. Elizabeth tells Barnabas about Vicki, "She's a very disturbed girl, Barnabas, and we don't seen to be able to help her". Barnabas replies, "I'll do everything I can".

Vicki continues to beg, "Please, Jeff, I know you're trying to reach me! Please, Jeff, I love you!". Suddenly, the watch starts ticking. A ghostly oblong of light appears in the room. It whispers, in Jeff's voice, "Vicki! Vicki!" Vicki begs, "Jeff! You must come back! You must appear to me!" The voice replies, "Your love brought me back, but I can never return!". Vicki says, "NO! NO!", but the voice reiterates, "I can never return!". Vicki exclaims, "I can never believe that! I won't believe it!". There's a knock at the door and the light disappears. Vicki begs, "Don't leave me, NO! NO!". Elizabeth comes in. Vicki tells her, "He was here, Mrs. Stoddard, Jeff! He said he was never returning to me. What am I going to do? What am I going to do?" Elizabeth replies, "You're going to stay here and we're going to take care of you", but Vicki says, "No, I've got to leave Collinwood and go somewhere else". Elizabeth protests, "But you're part of the family. What are we going to do without you?" Vicki replies, "I consider you family too, but this house just holds to many memories for me". Elizabeth asks, "Where are you going to go?" Vicki replies, "I don't know yet. I haven't thought about it yet". Elizabeth says, "You haven't thought about a lot of things yet. Perhaps it would be better if we discussed this when you're calmer". She tells Vicki Barnabas has come to see her, then brings him in and leaves.

Barnabas greets Vicki, "Hello". Vicki replies, "Hello, Barnabas. I'm so glad to see you. If you hadn't come to see me, I would've gone to see you to say goodbye". Barnabas asks, "Goodbye?" Vicki explains, "I've just told Mrs. Stoddard I'm leaving Collinwood". Barnabas asks, "Why?" Vicki explains that there are too many memories at Collinwood and says, "I have to go away. Where, I don't know, but I have to go". Barnabas tells her, "I think you're making a mistake deserting the people who love you". Vicki replies, "I'm not deserting any of you". Barnabas asks, "Vicki, if you must go, let me take you away. Be my wife. Vicki, I'll try to make you happy. I'll do anything to make you happy. Please consider going away with me as my wife". Vicki replies, "You're the most considerate person I know. I'm very honored that you want me to be your wife, but I have to say no. If I had never met Jeff, I'd say yes, but I still love Jeff". Barnabas protests, "But Jeff isn't returning". Vicki explains, "Because of my love for him, part of him will always exist, in me". Barnabas asks, "When are you leaving Collinsport?" Vicki replies, "I don't know. As soon as possible". Barnabas tells her, "Then perhaps this shall be our final farewell. Goodbye, Vicki". Vicki replies sadly, "Goodbye, Barnabas". As Barnabas turns to go, Vicki tells him, "Barnabas, wherever I go, whatever happens to me, I'll never forget you". Barnabas replies, "And I'll never forget you" and leaves.

Vicki sits back down at the dresser and begs, "Jeff! Why can't you return? Why must I spend the rest of my life without you?" puts her head down on her arms and starts crying. The light appears again, but this time it solidifies as Jeff/Peter. Jeff touches Vicki on the arm. Vicki looks up, sees him and exclaims, "Jeff! Oh you've returned!" Jeff replies, "Yes. Your love brought me back". They embrace. Vicki says, "I can't believe it! I thought I had lost you forever!". Jeff replies, "Listen carefully, Vicki. I didn't choose to come back. Your love brought me back, but you've got to forget me because of what I am. I'm Peter Bradford. I have to go back to my own century". Vicki protests, "But you're here! You're real!". Jeff replies, "But only for a few minutes. When that clock strikes the hour, I'll go back again. Centuries separate us". The clock in Vicki's room shows a few minutes to eight. Vicki exclaims, "I love you! I'll always love you!", and hugs Jeff. She begs, "Take me back with you! Take me back into the past!". Jeff replies, "No, it's too dangerous. You belong here". Vicki begs, "I'll never be happy here! Please, take me back with you!".

In the drawing room, Roger is talking to Barnabas, telling him, "It's too bad my business trip to London can't be postponed with so many things happening at Collinwood". He asks Barnabas to watch over Vicki while he's away. Elizabeth comes down the stairs. She tells Roger she saw his taxi coming up the road from an upstairs window. Roger takes his luggage and leaves. Elizabeth is surprised to find Barnabas in the drawing room and asks, "Barnabas! What are you doing here?" Barnabas asks, "What do you mean?" Elizabeth replies, "I just passed Vicki's door and heard her talking with a man. I assumed it was you!" They both rush upstairs.

Inside Vicki's room, Jeff instructs Vicki to hold both his hands with both her hands. He warns her, "You may feel lost in another century". Vicki replies, "Not if I'm with you". Jeff asks, "Are you sure?" Vicki replies, "I'm sure". Barnabas and Elizabeth arrive outside. Barnabas tries the door but finds it locked. He breaks it down with his shoulder. He and Elizabeth are surprised to see Jeff and Vicki in there holding hands. The clock is striking the hour. Barnabas walks into the room and starts to walk towards them, but is shocked to see them fade away into nothing...

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Episode 651
(COL 11/DISK 4 #7)

Tape Date: December 16, 1968
Air Date: December 23, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 437
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

Barnabas and Elizabeth discuss what they saw happen to Vicki. Elizabeth asks, "How is it possible? One moment she was there, the next, she was gone!". Barnabas replies, "I don't know". Elizabeth suddenly starts to babble about dying again, saying, "My time is near. Soon, I am going to die...".

At the Collinsport Inn, Chris is getting desperate as it starts to get dark. He calls the switchboard and asks," Operator, give me 7758 please, and hurry!". The phone at Collinwood rings. Barnabas answers it. Chris says, "I'd like to speak to Dr. Hoffman. She was supposed to come and see me tonight", but Barnabas tells him, "She can't come to the phone right now. There's been an emergency with Mrs. Stoddard". Chris protests, "THIS is an emergency!", but Barnabas reiterates, "It's just not possible for her to come to the phone and talk to you right now. I'll have her call you back as soon as she can". Chris dejectedly replies, "All right, please do that" and hangs up.

Julia comes down and tells Barnabas that Elizabeth's had a serious relapse caused by what she saw. Barnabas asks, "Did she tell you about Vicki?" Julia replies, "Yes". Barnabas goes to look out the drawing room window and moans, "I can't imagine what life would be without her. Why did he have to come back for her?" but Julia tells him, "It was her decision. I had several conversations with her, and she said she wanted to go back to him", but Barnabas tells her, "I still blame him for taking her away". Dejected, he tells Julia, "I'd like to go up to talk to Elizabeth, but I'd like you to be with me". As they turn to go, Barnabas suddenly remembers the phone call and tells Julia, "By the way, Chris Jennings called. He said it was urgent", but Julia replies, "I know what he called about. I'll call him back later". They go upstairs to see Elizabeth.

At the Collinsport Inn, Chris becomes impatient, puts his coat on and leaves.

Joe Haskell brings Amy back to Collinwood, having taken her out for the night. Outside Collinwood, Amy looks up at the full moon. Joe asks, "What are you doing?" Amy replies, "Looking at the moon". Joe asks, "Why? It is different tonight?" Amy replies, "Sometimes it scares me". Joe assures her, "It can't hurt you. It's much too far away". They go inside into the foyer. Amy thanks Joe for taking her out, adding, "Too bad Chris couldn't make it". Trying to sound optimistic, she remarks, "I'm sure when he gets a job and a place to live, he'll be able to take care of me". Joe asks her about the pentagram she had seen on his face, "Remember seeing the star on my face?" Amy replies, "Yes". Joe asks, "Do you see it on other people's faces?" Amy replies, "No". Joe asks, "Do you see it on my face now?" Amy replies, "No, only yesterday. Maybe I imagined it".

After Joe leaves, Amy starts upstairs. As she gets to the landing, Elizabeth comes out from the bedroom hallway door. Amy says, "Hello, Mrs. Stoddard", but Elizabeth just walks past her without replying, goes down the stairs and goes out the front doors.

Later, Barnabas finds Amy with the front door open staring at the moon. He takes he into the drawing room and tells her he has something very important to tell her. He tells her that Elizabeth is not well. Amy replies that that explains why Elizabeth was acting so strangely when she last saw her, that Elizabeth walked right past her and left the house without saying a word. Barnabas tells Amy to stay in the drawing room goes and notifies Julia that Elizabeth has escaped. However, while he's gone, Amy, instead of staying in the drawing room, goes out the front doors. When Barnabas and Julia come down, they find Amy gone. Barnabas leaves to search for both Amy and Elizabeth. Julia, remembering Chris' call, goes to the phone, but just as she lifts the receiver, there's a knock at the front door. She answers it. It's Chris. He asks Julia for the pills he asked for earlier. Julia becomes suspicious and asks Chris why he's acting so strangely. Chris replies that he's just acting strangely due to lack of sleep. Julia gives him the pills.

Amy follows Elizabeth to the Collins family mausoleum. She tries to talk to Elizabeth, but Elizabeth keeps talking about dying, saying, "The dead are here. Soon I will join them" then collapses, unconscious. Barnabas arrives. He checks Elizabeth's pulse, finds she's alive and takes Amy and Elizabeth back to Collinwood.

Chris, back in his room at the Collinsport Inn, takes the sleeping pills. There's a knock at the door. Chris asks, "Who is it?" He is shocked when a voice calls back, "Joe". Chris calls through the closed door that he's not feeling well, but Joe is insistent, saying, "It'll only take a few minutes". Chris lets him in. Joe sarcastically remarks, "Sick? Maybe it's your conscience". He tells Chris, "I just wanted to let you know I took Amy out tonight" and castigates him for not taking Amy out tonight as promised, saying, "She can't understand why you don't love her". Chris protests, "I DO love her!". Joe replies, "You never seem to show her any sign you do". Chris suddenly tells Joe, "Joe, get out of here! You've got to leave!". Joe asks, "Is that a threat?" Chris replies, "If you want to take it that way". Joe tells Chris, "You'd better start doing something about Amy, and do it soon, or you'll have to answer to ME!" Chris replies, "All right, I'll take her out tomorrow, now go!". Joe leaves. Chris lies down in bed and goes into a deep sleep. He then transforms into a werewolf...

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Episode 652/653
(COL 11/DISK 4 #8)

Tape Date: December 17, 1968
Air Date: December 24, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 438
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings
Alex Stevens as Werewolf (credited as Stunts Coordinator)

A dark and sinister night at Collinwood. A sudden, strange disappearance of a young woman has led to a chain reaction of terrifying events. Found unconscious near the old family mausoleum, the mistress of Collinwood has again become the victim of an evil spell which she thought she had overcome. A spell which could end her life at any moment.

Amy and Barnabas return to Collinwood with Elizabeth. Barnabas takes Elizabeth up to her room. Amy opens the front doors and stares at the full moon again. At the Collinsport Inn, the werewolf is sleeping peacefully.

Upstairs, Elizabeth tells Barnabas that she hasn't taken the sedative Julia gave her, saying, "If I do, I may not wake up!". She asks Barnabas, "Can't you hear the Widows crying?" Barnabas replies, "Of course not!". Elizabeth explains, "I do. I heard them earlier. That's why I left the house". Barnabas, not knowing what to do, remarks, "I'll get Dr. Hoffman", but Elizabeth tells him, "No, there's something I must talk to you about. I won't be here much longer. You must find someone to take care of the children TONIGHT!". Barnabas protests, "How would I be able to find someone at such short notice?". Elizabeth suggests Maggie Evans. Barnabas goes downstairs and finds Amy staring at the moon. He takes her into the drawing room and starts to scold her for running out of the house earlier, but then notices that she's been crying and asks her why. Amy replies, "I'm afraid". Barnabas asks, "Of what? Of what happened to Mrs. Stoddard?" Amy replies, "No. I was afraid of the moon, and I don't know why..."

At the Collinsport Inn, the werewolf awakens and leaves the hotel room.

Joe shows up at the Evan's cottage and tells Maggie, "I came to say goodbye, Maggie. I'm going to be leaving Collinsport". Maggie asks, "For how long?" Joe replies, "I don't know. Maybe for good". Maggie asks, "When are you leaving?" Joe replies, "In a few days. I didn't want to leave without making sure we parted good friends". Maggie assures him, "We are good friends, Joe, and always will be". Maggie gets a phone call from Barnabas telling her Elizabeth wants her to come to Collinwood. He tells her, "Something has happened. Vicki has gone. It's difficult to explain how..."

Joe and Maggie are in the drawing room at Collinwood. Barnabas has just told them about Vicki's mysterious disappearance. Joe exclaims, "Vicki just disappeared?!". Barnabas replies, "Yes. I know it's hard to believe, but Mrs. Stoddard and I saw it happen". He then takes Maggie upstairs to talk to Elizabeth.

Downstairs, Amy comes into the drawing room. Joe tells Amy, "I've got good news for you. You know what I did tonight? I saw Chris. He told me he's coming to take you out tomorrow and is going to see a lot more of you from now on". Amy sees the pentagram on Joe's face again. Joe, seeing the look on Amy's face, asks, "What's wrong?" Amy exclaims, "I saw it again! The star on your face! It was there for just a second and went away! Please stay here tonight! I'm sure Mrs. Stoddard would let you. If you stayed here tonight, I'd know you'd be safe". Joe asks, "Safe? What are you talking about?" Amy replies, "I'm afraid if you go back into town, something will happen to you!".

Upstairs, Elizabeth finishes telling Maggie about the governess job, "The arrangement will be the same for Vicki. The schedule will be the same, unless you want a different one...". Maggie replies, "It'll be fine. When do I start?" Elizabeth replies, "Immediately". Maggie asks, "Immediately?". Elizabeth tells her, "You don't have to move your things here tonight, of course. That can wait till tomorrow. I'll have someone help you move". Maggie replies, "I'll need to pick up a few things, thought. Joe's downstairs. He can drive me".

Maggie comes downstairs. Joe asks, "Ready to leave?" Maggie replies, "I need your help. Mrs. Stoddard wants me to replace Vicki, and she wants me to start tonight." Amy exclaims, "You're going to be our new governess? Great!". Maggie continues, "I have to go back to the cottage to get a few things". Joe tells her, "You don't have to go. I'll get them for you". Maggie tells him, "Thanks. I'll make a list". Amy again begs Joe not to go into town, but Joe just tells her, "You should go to bed. You're too tired, and you know what happens when you're too tired? You start saying strange things". Maggie gives Joe her list. Amy says, "Goodbye, Joe" in a tone of finality.

After Joe leaves, Maggie tries to tell Amy to go up to bed, but Amy says, "I won't be able to go to bed until Joe gets back and I know he's all right". Maggie asks, "All right?" Amy explains, "I have the feeling he's in some kind of terrible danger". Maggie asks, "What kind of danger?" Amy replies, "I don't know".

Joe goes to the Evan's cottage to get Maggie's things. He hears a low growling coming from outside. The werewolf comes bursting in through the window and attacks him.

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December 25, 1968 Wednesday - No show aired. Christmas. Pre-empted for basketball. (ABC #258-DRK-68)

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Episode 654
(COL 11/DISK 4 #9)

Tape Date: December 18, 1968
Air Date: December 26, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 439
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
Alex Stevens as Werewolf

A full moon shines over Collinwood, an ill-omened moon for all who live in the great house, and for others too. For the moon changes one tortured man into an animal who only knows to kill. And on this night, that animal has found a new victim.

After a fierce struggle with the werewolf, Joe manages to grab a pair of scissors and stabs the werewolf in the arm. The werewolf flees.

At Collinwood, Maggie looks at the clock in the foyer. It reads 11:30. She remarks, "What's taking him so long? He should've been back by now". Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps he had trouble finding some of the things on your list", but Maggie replies, "There weren't that many things on the list. Maybe I should call and see what's taking him so long".

At the Evan's cottage, the phone rings. Joe, injured, manages to struggle over to the phone and picks up the receiver, but collapses before he can say anything.

At Collinwood, Maggie tells Barnabas, "Someone picked up the phone, but no one answered! Barnabas, something's happened!" Barnabas volunteers, "I'll go and see if anything's wrong". Maggie remarks, "Maybe nothing's wrong. Maybe it's just Joe. He's done so many things recently I don't understand. Perhaps this is just another one of them..."

When Barnabas arrives at the Evan's cottage, he finds Joe bloodied and injured and asks, "What happened here, Joe??".

At Collinwood, Maggie is talking with Julia. Maggie asks, "Julia, do you think I'll be able to handle David? He was so attached to Vicki, I'm afraid he'll resent me". Julia assures her that she will, but says, "The only question is whether you'll like being a governess". Julia goes upstairs to check on Elizabeth.

Barnabas brings Joe in through the front doors. Maggie exclaims, "JOE!". Barnabas tells her, "Go get Julia!". Maggie goes upstairs to do so.

Barnabas has put Joe in the drawing room. Barnabas asks Joe, "All right?" Joe, who has given Barnabas a description of the creature that attacked him on the way, now changes his mind and says, "Yes. Barnabas, maybe I was wrong when I described the animal to you". Barnabas asks, "How could you have been mistaken? A wolf that walks like a man? That's exactly what Elizabeth saw! This animal must be found!"

At the Collinsport Inn, the injured werewolf returns to Chris' room and collapses.

While treating Joe's wounds, Julia remarks to him that they should call the police, but Joe is adamant that they do not, but does not say why. After Julia finishes and leaves, Maggie comes in to talk to Joe. She tells him, "I think you'd better stay here tonight", but Joe replies, "No, there's something I have to do", but Maggie says firmly, "It's settled" and refuses to let him go. She notices he is grasping a piece of cloth in his hand and asks, "What's that?" Joe replies, "Nothing, nothing at all".

In the morning, Chris wakes up. He telephones the operator and asks for, "Joe Haskell, on Dock St.". He thinks to himself, "What'll I say to him if he answers? At least I'll know if he's all right. Why don't I say it? Alive. At least I'll know if he's alive". But the phone just rings and rings. Nobody answers. Chris tries to reassure himself, "You don't know for sure. He may just be out. Find out! Find out!" He changes out of his torn shirt, throwing it on the bureau, and leaves.

Maggie and Julia go to the Evan's cottage. They are shocked to see how everything in the living room is in such disarray. Maggie remarks, "Funny, it's taken something like to make me realize that my future here is over. Since Pop died, I've been waiting for something to happen, something to set me free, and now this happens. Now I'll start the new life I knew I'd have to". Julia, still astounded by the disarray, asks, "What a mess! What kind of animal could it have been?"

Chris is at Collinwood. Amy is telling him about her new governess. Maggie returns. Chris tells her, "Maggie, I've been unable to find Joe". Maggie starts to tell him that something's happened to Joe. Chris grabs her and demands, "What happened to him?" Maggie protests, "Chris, you're hurting me!", but Chris insists, "Tell me!"

Joe is outside Chris's room, knocking on the door. There is no answer.

Maggie finishes telling Chris what happened to Joe, "Joe didn't call the police. That animal has got to be caught!" Chris suddenly asks, "What time is it?" Maggie replies, "5:30". Julia comes down into the room. Chris complains, "Those sleeping pills you gave me didn't work. You've got to give me something stronger". Julia asks, "How many did you take?" Chris replies, "All three". Julia exclaims, "All three?!" Chris asks, "You've got to give me something stronger". Julia replies, "I don't know of anything stronger!"

Joe is in Chris' room at the Collinsport Inn. He finds a torn shirt lying on top of the dresser. He takes out the piece of cloth he had torn from the werewolf's shirt. He compare it with the shirt and finds they match. Chris returns. Joe hold up the shirt and the piece of cloth and asks, "What does this mean?", but Chris just replies, "I think you'd better get out of here". Joe replies, "No Chris, not until you've answered some questions". Chris remarks, "The moon's about to rise...". Joe continues, "Answer me, Chris! Tell me what it is!" Chris begs, "Joe, you've got to get out of here!", but Joe replies, "I won't leave until I get an explanation". Chris tries to throw Joe out physically, but finds he can't because Joe is bigger than he is. Suddenly, Chris starts to feel the wolf pains and gasps, "Oh! It's happening! Will you get out?! I don't want you to see this! I don't want anyone to see this! Will you get out?!", but Joe still refuses to leave. Chris warns him, "You stay here and watch. After you see what happens, you'll never be the same! Don't say I didn't warn you!" The wolf pains start to get bad and he screams, "AHHHH!!". Joe, alarmed, tells Chris, "I'll get a doctor", but Chris replies, "No, it'll pass. You've always wondered why Cousin Chris left town. I should've stayed away. There's no time! Get over to the drawer! Go on!". Joe goes over to the drawer. Chris tells him, "Open it! Open the drawer!". Joe does so and sees a revolver inside. Puzzled, he asks, "A pistol?" Chris tells him, "Take it out! Go on, take it out!". Joe does so. Chris continues, "Joe, when it happens, do it! You'll know what I mean!", then turns into a werewolf. Joe exclaims, "MY GOD! MY GOD! NO! NO!" The werewolf starts to approach menacingly. Joe shoots it multiple times. The werewolf at first stumbles and appears to be injured, but then recovers and starts coming at Joe again, apparently little affected by the bullets...

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Episode 655
(COL 11/DISK 4 #10)

Tape Date: December 19, 1968
Air Date: December 27, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 440
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

The second night of a full moon shining over the great house of Collinwood - a night marked for tragedy. For in the village one man has watched his cousin turn from a human being to a mad, viscious animal - an animal that only the night before tried to kill him. And having escaped, he has only one thing he must do. The shock and horror have robbed him of his reason and sent him on a mad mission, which must necessarily end in disastor, perhaps for more people than anyone realizes.

Carolyn returns to Collinwood to see her mother.

Joe goes into Collinwood in a very sneaky fashion. He is acting very strangely.

Elizabeth has a dream in which she meets Amy in the woods. Cassandra appears and Amy disappears. Cassandra walks towards Elizabeth, one arm outstretched, telling her, "When I touch you, you will die!". Elizabeth awakens, screaming. Julia and Carolyn rush into the room to see what's the matter. Elizabeth tells them about the dream and tells them it means she'll die soon and also that Amy is in danger.

Joe sneaks into Amy's room and starts to pack up her clothes, all the while talking to himself, making mysterious comments like, "She must not find out!" and "I've got to save her! Save her! Yes, save her!". Amy, who's in bed, awakens, sees Joe and asks, "Joe! What are you doing?". Joe replies, "We're going far, far away from here!". Amy replies, "I don't want to go!", but Joe replies, "It's settled! Go get your coat!". Amy tells him, "I've got to say goodbye to Mrs. Stoddard..." Joe sternly tells her, "No!" Amy cries, "Joe, I don't want to go with you! You're acting so strangely!" Joe replies, "You know what's going to happen if you don't come with me? You know what you're going to find out?" He vows, "No, you're never going to find out! I'll see to that! You'll never find out! Never!". He kidnaps her without taking the clothes.

To ease Elizabeth's mind, Julia and Carolyn go to Amy's room. They find Amy gone, a hastily packed suitcase in the room. Julia suggests that they check with David to see if he knows where Amy is. Carolyn asks, "What should we tell mother?" Julia replies, "Lie to her! If we tell her fears about Amy were right, she'll believe her fears about herself were right too!".

They lie to Elizabeth about Amy, then, thinking they've got her safely in her room, go out to search for Amy. But Elizabeth wanders out of her room and goes into Amy's room and finds that she isn't there. Instead, Cassandra appears from the shadows and tells her that it's happening just like in the dream, where Amy disappeared too. Cassandra starts to approach Elizabeth with an arm outstretched.

Joe, carrying Amy through the woods, senses something and pauses. He starts to argue with it, saying, "You can't have her!" While he's busy arguing, he lets go of Amy momentarily and she escapes.

At Collinwood, Julia calls the Collinsport Inn and asks for Chris, but is told that Chris isn't there. She asks if Amy has shown up there to see Chris. She is told she hasn't. She is just about to call the police when Amy comes in through the front door. Joe comes in right behind her. He tries to grab her again, but she eludes him and runs upstairs. Julia tells Joe, "Joe! Leave Amy alone!". Joe replies, "No! You don't understand! The animal! She'll know! She'll find out! OH NO! I've got to get her! I'm the only one who knows! In that room!". Julia tries to calm him down, "Joe, whatever attacked you in that room is no danger to Amy in this house". Joe just laughs at the depth of her misunderstanding and says, "You don't know!! YOU DON'T KNOW!!". Julia slaps him to try to bring him to his senses then apologizes, "Sorry, Joe". Suddenly, Julia hears a scream coming from upstairs. She tells Joe, "Wait here!", and runs upstairs. Joe, disobeying her, leaves.

Julia runs up to Amy's room where she finds Carolyn standing over an unconscious Elizabeth. Elizabeth is thinking to herself, "What can't I move? What can't I let them know?" Julia examines Elizabeth and tells a stunned Carolyn, "I'm sorry, Carolyn. Your mother's dead". Carolyn is devastated. Meanwhile, Elizabeth lies there thinking, "I'm not! I'm not! I must make them know! I'm not dead!"

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Episode 656
(COL 12/DISK 1 #1)

Tape Date: December 26, 1968
Air Date: December 30, 1968 Monday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 441
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Bob Fitzsimmons as Mr. Jarret
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

Morning at Collinwood, but there is no joy in this morning. For the mistress of the great house died on the previous night. There is considerable mystery surrounding her death, mystery that can only increase before its ultimate resolution. And at this moment two innocent children are about to be drawn tighter into a web of terror neither can understand.

Amy has taken David to Quentin's hidden room. Amy tells David, "Quentin wants to see you", but David, saddened by his aunt's death, replies, "I don't want to see anyone". Amy tells him, "I keep telling you, your Aunt Elizabeth isn't dead! Everyone thinks she is, but she isn't!" David replies, "I don't believe you". Amy tells him, "Quentin will tell you". Amy calls for Quentin to appear. Quentin's music starts to play. An evil laugh fills the room.

It is a little later. Quentin has apparently contacted the children. Amy asks David, "Feel better?" David replies, "Yes". Amy tells him, "I told you you'd feel better after talking to Quentin". David remarks, "We'd better go down and do it". Amy asks, "Why does he want us to do it?" David replies, "We're not supposed to ask any questions, just do it".

Barnabas is at Collinwood. Mrs. Johnson asks him if he's managed to contact Roger in London and tell him the bad news about Elizabeth yet. Barnabas replies that he hasn't. Mrs. Johnson asks Barnabas why he isn't making funeral arrangements yet. Barnabas explains to Mrs. Johnson Elizabeth's strange requests, that arrangements have already been made, that Elizabeth's entombment won't be an ordinary one and will be secret. Moments later, a man comes calling*. He tells them he's from the funeral home and is saddened to learn of Elizabeth's death. Barnabas asks the man how he found out. The man replies that someone from Collinwood - a man - had telephoned him and told him. Barnabas tells him, "It must have been some sort of mistake" and sends the man away.

David and Amy go up to the hidden room and apologizes to Quentin for failing, telling him David made the telephone call as ordered, but Barnabas sent the man away.

Barnabas tells Maggie he thinks it would be a good idea for him to take the children away from Collinwood for awhile and asks her if she'd be willing to come along on an extended visit to Boston in a few days to take care of them. Maggie replies yes. Later, he tells the children about the trip. They pretend to be delighted with the idea, but after Barnabas leaves, wonder what to do, as Quentin has told them never to leave the house.

Mrs. Johnson and Maggie are in Vicki's room, packing Vicki's clothes and things away. While packing away a green dress, they reminisce about how beautiful Vicki was in it. Barnabas comes in and tells Maggie to be ready in a few days. Mrs. Johnson tells Barnabas she's packing up Vicki's things and asks him what he wants her to do with them. Seeing Vicki's things upsets Barnabas, and he tells her, "Throw them away, burn them, do whatever you wants with them!" She shows him Josette's music box and asks about that, saying, "I know you gave it to her. I thought you'd like it back". The upsets Barnabas even more, and he tells Mrs. Johnson he doesn't care what she does with that either. Maggie lifts the lid to the music box and listens to the music for a couple of seconds, but doesn't seem to have any memory of it. She shuts the lid and puts it in a box with the rest of Vicki's things. Maggie and Mrs. Johnson finish packing up Vicki's things, and Mrs. Johnson leaves. Barnabas and Maggie talk briefly, then Maggie leaves too. Barnabas tells himself, "Vicki, I've got to forget you! I've got to!".

David and Amy go to Quentin's hidden room and asks Quentin what he wants them to do...

Maggie comes out of the drawing room into the foyer. At the same time, Mrs. Johnson comes out from the door under the stairs. Mrs. Johnson tells Maggie she's put Vicki's things down in the basement because she couldn't bear to throw them away. Maggie tells Mrs. Johnson that she can't find the children, that she's been looking for them. While they are talking, David and Amy come out of the secret passage into the drawing room. Maggie hears the piano in the drawing room playing. She goes in and finds them in there. This surprises her, as she had just searched there. She tells the children this and asks them how it's possible. They laugh and tell her they were hiding in the drawing room all alone as a joke.

Maggie goes upstairs to her room (formerly Vicki's), to unpack her clothes. She goes to the armoire but finds that Vicki's clothes have returned. She loudly calls Mrs. Johnson and shows her this, but Mrs. Johnson tells her, "I put those clothes in the basement. You saw me taking them down there yourself". She suggests, "It's a sign! It's a message!" Having heard Maggie's loud calls for Mrs. Johnson, Barnabas comes into the room and asks what's wrong. Maggie tells him about Vicki's clothes reappearing in the room Mrs. Johnson continues, "It's a sign from Vicki! She's trying to reach us and tells us she's coming back!"

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Episode 657
(COL 12/DISK 1 #2)

Tape Date: December 23, 1968
Air Date: December 31, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 442
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Maggie Evans
Clarice Blackburn as Mrs. Johnson
Don Briscoe as Chris Jennings
David Henesy as David Collins
Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings

Evening at Collinwood, as darkened shadows enshroud the great house mysteries begin to unfold. Mysteries that grow with the encroaching darkness. For two innocent children have been possessed by the spirit of a man long dead. But perhaps there are other forces in this house, forces calling from beyond time, beyond space, trying to make contact with the land of the living.

This upsets Barnabas again. Mrs. Johnson points out that the music box is back too, sitting on a table, then exclaims, "Her scent! The scent of lilacs, the perfume Vicki always wore!". Barnabas dismisses this, saying, "Of course. This was Vicki's room. Of course you'd smell her perfume in here" and tells Mrs. Johnson to leave. Maggie asks, "Barnabas, do you really think she's trying to reach us?" Barnabas replies, "NO! She'll never return. We'll have to face that fact whether we like it or not!". Amy and David come into the room, pretending to be excited about their upcoming trip. Amy tells Barnabas that they've taken the clothing they want to take with them out and asks for help in packing them. Maggie accompanies Amy to her room to help her pack, David going along too. After they all leave, Barnabas picks up Josette's music box, opens the lid and plays the music.

But when Maggie, Amy and David get to Amy's room, all the clothing which Amy says she had put on the bed are back in the armoire. Maggie is baffled. Barnabas comes into the room. David tells him what happened. Amy theorizes, "Maybe someone doesn't want us to go away!" and asks, "Do you know who, Barnabas?". Barnabas replies that he thinks they're making too much out of nothing and tells them to pack.

Chris comes to Collinwood and asks Mrs. Johnson, "Has Amy gotten any visitors recently? In particular, I'm talking about my cousin Joe Haskell. I've been looking for him for several days and haven't been able to find him". Mrs. Johnson tells him that Joe had been here. Chris asks who Joe talked to. Mrs. Johnson replies that she thinks he talked to Barnabas.

Maggie helps Amy pack. David and Amy asks Maggie, "Maggie, I heard you and Barnabas talking. Why did Vicki leave? No one really explained it to me". Maggie replies, "She went away with her husband. She went to live where he lives, far, far away". David asks, "Will she write to me? It's funny that she hasn't written to me already". Maggie, visibly upset by all this, now becomes angry at David and shouts at him to stop, then apologizes, saying she has a headache. She continues packing for Amy. The children look at each other and smile.

Barnabas comes down into the foyer to talk to Chris. He tells Chris, "Come into the drawing room. There's something I want to talk to you about". They go into the drawing room. Chris nervously asks, "What's it about?" Barnabas replies, "It's about Amy". Chris, sounding relieved, says, "Oh, Amy". Barnabas tells Chris, "I'm planning to take her on a trip to Boston. Do I have your permission to take her?" Chris replies, "If she wants to go, fine. Sorry if I seem distracted, but I have something else on my mind. I've been looking for Joe Haskell for a few days. I heard he'd been here". Barnabas replies, "Yes, here. Be prepared for a shock. Joe is mentally ill. He tried to kidnap Amy. He was saying all sorts of strange things". Chris asks, "What?" Barnabas replies, "I don't remember. He wasn't very coherent". Barnabas notes, "You don't seem very surprised. Why?" Chris replies, "I've seen it coming for quite some time".

Maggie finishes packing Amy's things and leaves. Amy tells David, "David, it isn't working!" David replies, "It is. You can see they're becoming scared". Amy points out, "But not scared enough! We're still going to Boston!". David replies, "Then we'll just have to scare them some more". Amy asks, "How?" David replies, "I don't know. I'll just have to ask Quentin. He'll know. Don't worry. We'll never have to leave this house!"

David goes and tells Mrs. Johnson, "Mrs. Johnson! My clothes! They've come back in my closet too!" Mrs. Johnson, getting suspicious now, asks, "David, you children aren't playing a prank, are you?" David denies it and suggests, "Maybe someone's playing a prank on US! Maybe a ghost!" Mrs. Johnson seems to becomes frightened by this.

Later that night, Maggie is in her room reading a book. Josette's music box opens by itself and starts to play. Maggie finds a note on the dresser. It reads, "I am alone. Help me! Help me!".

Barnabas is down in the drawing room with the children. Amy asks, "Will you take us to the Boston zoo?" Barnbas replies, "If you're good, Amy". Amy remarks, "I've never been to a zoo before". David tells her, "You'll love it! It's lots of fun!".

Maggie rushes downstairs into the drawing room, where she finds the children talking to Barnabas, pretending to be excited about seeing the Boston zoo. She tells Barnabas, "I've got to talk to you!" and tells the children to go to bed. The children pretend to leave, but actually hide in the foyer and eavesdrop.

Maggie tells Barnabas, "I found this in my room. The music box started to play all by itself, then I found this on bureau". Barnabas reads the note and gasps, "I didn't want to believe it before!". Maggie asks, "Do you think Vicki is trying to contact us?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Maggie asks, "What are we going to do?" Barnabas replies, "There's one thing we can't do. We can't leave this house. Vicki needs our help and we're going to and help her!".

The children go upstairs, ecstatic that their plan to stop the trip has worked. But then Amy notes, "But Maggie also said the music box opened by itself. Quentin can't do that!" David says, "That's right!". Amy asks, "Then who did do it?" David replies, "I don't know".
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