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Episode 744
1897
(COL 14/DISK 1 #9)

Tape Date: April 24, 1969
Air Date:
May 1, 1969 Thursday
Writer:
Violet Welles
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
528
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Marie Wallace as Jenny Collins
Roger Davis as Dirk Wilkins

The year is 1897. And on this night, two women are joined in common cause--to destroy Quentin Collins. One is Laura Collins, who opened a locked door and let a madwoman free. The other is the crazed Jenny Collins, out of her cell at last, and hunting her prey with terrible purpose.

Jenny comes out from the door under the stairs into the foyer. Dirk comes out seconds after her and asks, "Jenny! Where are you going?" Jenny replies, "The old house". Dirk tells her, "You can't yet. You need a weapon. You stay here, and I'll get you one. Wait for me!" and leaves. Jenny mutters, "Wait for me, Quentin! I'm coming! To kill you!" Dirk returns with a dagger and tells Jenny, "Jenny! This is for you! Now you can go to the old house!", and is preparing to send her to he old house to kill Quentin, but hears someone coming and quickly pushes Jenny into the drawing room and locks the doors. Judith comes from the front doors into the foyer and tells Dirk, "Tomorrow, I want you to go to the house by the sea and help Reverend Trask get it ready". She then tells him she has some tasks for him upstairs, but Dirk just stands there. Judith asks, "What are you waiting for? Is everything all right here?" Dirk replies, "Yes". Judith orders, "Then go on, Dirk". Dirk, unable to think of a way out, reluctantly goes upstairs.

Inside the drawing room, Jenny starts to think she hears Quentin's music, then Quentin's voice. Enraged, she begins to attack various objects in the room.

Judith starts up the stairs too, but hears a noise coming from the drawing room, comes back down and goes into the drawing room to see what it is. She goes into the drawing room and asks, "Who's in here?" Jenny comes out from behind the curtains. Judith exclaims, "Jenny! What are you doing here?" Jenny replies, "Looking for Quentin!" Judith lies, "He's not here. He's far, far away", but Jenny replies, "You're lying! I'm going to the old house! Quentin's at the old house". Judith tries to convince her, "No he's not. He's far, far away. Let's go back to your room! Put that knife down!", but Jenny starts approaching menacingly. Judith cries, "No, Jenny! Drop that knife! Jenny!" Jenny gets to Judith, but instead of stabbing her, grabs a candlestick and knocks her out with a it. Quentin, returning from the old house, opens the front doors, and seeing Jenny in the foyer, armed, crazy and dangerous, quickly closes the door before Jenny can see him. Jenny mutters, "She lied to me! But I lied to her too! About who I am! My father was a king, my mother was a queen, and I'm a princess!" She raises her knife and says, "And I raise my scepter!", then opens the front doors and leaves Collinwood. Quentin, hiding behind some trees, sees her go.

Quentin goes back into Collinwood. Judith regains consciousness and exclaims, "Quentin! Jenny's loose! She's got a knife! She's headed for the old house!" Quentin asks, "How did she get out?" Judith replies, "I don't know". Quentin asks, "Who in this house knows about her?" Judith replies, "Me, Beth and Dirk Wilkins". Quentin is shocked that Dirk knows about Jenny, "Dirk?! If Dirk knows, then Laura knows! Your problem is more than just keeping her between four walls now!", figuring Laura might have something to do with Jenny's escape. He angrily remarks, "I'm the one who brought Jenny here, and I'll have to be the one who gets rid of her!" Judith asks, "What do you mean get rid of her?" Quentin replies, "What do you think I mean, dear sister?"

Jenny shows up at the old house looking for Quentin, exclaiming, "Quentin's here!" Barnabas replies, "He's not here". Jenny exclaims, "You're lying to me, just Edward lied to me, and that cold one, Judith, lied to me". Barnabas asks, "What's your name?" Jenny replies, "Jenny Collins". Barnabas tells her, "And I'm Barnabas Collins", then insists, "I'm not lying. Quentin's not here. Come in and see for yourself". Jenny goes in, looks around and doesn't see Quentin. Barnabas asks, "Where do you live?" Jenny replies, "Collinwood". Barnabas asks, "Are you lonely there?" Jenny replies, "No. You see, I have my children". Barnabas asks, "You mean your dolls". Jenny replies, "No! I mean my children!", and turns to leave, but Barnabas lies to her, "Quentin told me he's coming back and told me to tell you to wait for him here". Jenny asks, "Did he tell you anything else?" Barnabas continues to lie, "He said you were very beautiful". Jenny, pleased, asks, "He told you that?", and shows him her locket, which, when opened, contains a photo of Quentin. She squeals, "Look how handsome he is! Many girls loved him, but he married ME! I am Mrs. Quentin Collins. Who are you?", forgetting who Barnabas is. Barnabas repeats, "My name is Barnabas". Jenny continues, "Barnabas, the family didn't like me, they didn't like me because I was a singer. When the children were born, I used to sing to them..." She starts to sing, quite beautifully, "Go to sleep, my little baby, when you wake...", but stops when she can't remember the rest. She asks Barnabas, "Do you know the rest of that song?" Barnabas replies, "No". Jenny continues, "It used to soothe the babies so much!" Barnabas again corrects her, "You mean dolls". Jenny, suddenly remembering, exclaims, "They took them away from me! They took my children away! I don't know why!" Barnabas asks, "When did they take them away?", but Jenny has forgotten and replies, "They didn't take them away! I dressed them for the funeral just the other day!" Suddenly, she notices the cellar door and says, "I didn't look down there. Maybe Quentin's down there". Barnabas blocks her way and tells her, "You can't go down there". Jenny, enraged, raises her knife, screams, "If you try to stop me, I'll kill you!" and attacks Barnabas, but he disarms her easily. Jenny cowers in fear. Barnabas asks, "What's the matter, Jenny?" Jenny, terrified, exclaims, "You're going to kill me!" Barnabas assures her, "No I'm not! No one's going to kill you", puts down the knife, and tells her, "See? No more knife!" Jenny, still frightened, says, Quentin's going to kill me!" Barnabas assures her, "No one's gong to kill you". Jenny asks, "Then why is he coming here? You said he was coming here". Barnabas repeats her own words to her as an explanation, "Because he loves you. Many other girls loved him, but he married YOU". Jenny squeals in delight, "He did! In a church!" Barnabas asks, "Why don't you go upstairs, wash your face, comb your hair so you can be beautiful for him when he comes here?" Jenny asks, "Are you sure Quentin's not going to kill me when he comes back?" Barnabas again assures her, "No one's going to kill you, I promise you that".

At Collinwood, Quentin returns to the drawing room holding a revolver. Judith is shocked. She asks, "What are you going to do with that?" Quentin replies, "I'm going hunting! Jenny's a wild animal, and I'm going hunting for her!" Judith says, "You're a wild animal with a gun!", and tries to stop him, but he tells her, "Get out of my way, Judith!"

Barnabas takes Jenny into Josette's room and asks, "You like the room?" Jenny replies, "Yes. But I can't pay you yet. My husband has all the money. We've only been married two months. We're going to meet his family". She catches a glance at herself in the mirror and exclaims, "Who's that?!", and becomes frightened of her own image, not recognizing herself anymore and thinking it's someone else. Barnabas tells her, "I know how to make her go away. On the dresser, there's comb and powder, and in the dresser, there's a dress you can wear". Jenny tries to find a comb on the dresser but can't find it, "Comb? I can't find it! There's no comb here!" Barnabas picks up the comb and gives it to her. Jenny looks in the mirror and exclaims, "Oh my God! Who's that in the mirror?! What am I?"

At Collinwood, Quentin accuses Dirk of letting Jenny out. Dirk denies it and volunteers to join the search. Judith says, "Let him help. He feels very bad about Jenny getting out". Quentin sarcastically remarks, "Yes, he can look near the cottage!"

Jenny is combing her hair. Barnabas tells her, "Jenny, I must go now, but I want you to wait in this room". Jenny exuberantly adds, "For Quentin!" Barnabas tells her, "Some people will come here to take care of you" and leaves. Outside in the hall, Barnabas shouts, "Magda! Magda!", but Magda, apparently not at home, doesn't come. Inside the room, Jenny mutters, "Magda?", as if the name were familiar to her, then seeming to remember, says, "Magda! And Sandor!"

Not finding Magda anywhere in the house, Barnabas writes a note to her with a dip pen on blue paper and leaves it on the desk in the living room with a ring of keys on top. The cock crows, and Barnabas goes down to his coffin.

Quentin arrives at the old house and sees the note. He reads it. It starts off, "Magda, the woman upstairs in Josette's room..." Quentin silently reads the rest, takes the keys, then goes upstairs.

In Josette's room, Jenny, not sure of when it is, babbles on, telling herself, "It doesn't matter if Quentin's family doesn't like you. Quentin loves you, and that's all that matters!"

Quentin knocks at the door. Jenny excitedly says, "Quentin! Quentin, is that you?" Quentin replies, "Yes Jenny, it's me!" Jenny says, "Oh, Quentin! You've been away for so long! I've been so worried!" Quentin replies, "Sorry, Jenny. I'll make sure you never have to worry again!" He takes the ring of keys and starts to try various ones in the door...

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Episode 745
1897
(COL 14/DISK 1 #10)

Tape Date: April 25, 1969
Air Date: May 2, 1969 Friday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
529
Grayson Hall as Magda
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Marie Wallace as Jenny Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Thayer David as Sandor Rakosi

The time is 1897 and the place is Collinwood. Barnabas Collins is attempting to unravel the twisted skeins of the past to save two people in the present. In the Old House in the great estate, dawn has forced him downstairs, leaving in the house above a prisoner-- a prisoner that one man would love to kill.

Jenny helpfully tells Quentin, "It's locked, Quentin, it's locked!" Quentin replies, "I have the key, Jenny. I'll be with you very soon", and continues trying various keys in the lock, but stops when he hears the front door. He tells Jenny, "Don't make any noise! I'll be back very soon", and starts to leave. He runs into Beth, who's coming up. Beth tells Quentin that she is shocked he would try to kill Jenny. They go downstairs to discuss the matter.

Jenny moans, "Quentin! He's gone! He never saw me! Why am I so silly? I never used to be so silly! I must be quiet, and wait! He told me that!"

Downstairs, Beth demands, "Give me the gun, Quentin!" Quentin asks, "Why are you so fond of her?" Beth asks, "What's wrong with you, Quentin? Think!" Quentin replies, "I am thinking. Of you. I'm doing this for YOU. You know how I think of you, Beth". Beth protests, "But she's your wife!" Quentin replies, "That's why I'm doing this, so we can get married". Beth just stands there. Quentin complains, "That's not the reaction I thought I'd get". Beth tells him, "All I can think of is what you have in your hand! If you shoot her, how do you think you'll get away with it? The Collins name?" Quentin doesn't answer. Beth continues, "I thought so! Well, it won't work! If you kill Jenny, you're going to have to kill me!" She sees a locket lying on the desk, picks it up, looks in it, and says, "Her locket! She still has a picture of you! How could you? How could you even think of killing her?" Quentin replies, "She tried to kill me!" Jenny says, "She's insane! She's not responsible for her actions!", then warns him, "If you kill her, I'll make sure you'll hang! You'll hang, Quentin!" Quentin puts the gun down, then remarks, "I wonder why Barnabas would lock her up. We lock up our family secret, but why should he?", and goes upstairs to find him. Magda returns home. Seeing Beth, she asks, "What are you doing here?" Beth replies, "I'm with Quentin". Magda asks, "Where is he?" Beth replies, "Upstairs looking for Barnabas". Magda asks, "Why does he want to see Barnabas?" Beth replies, "I'll let him tell you that". She surreptitiously picks Jenny's locket up. Magda asks, "What do you have there?" Beth lies, "Nothing", but Magda says, "You picked something up from the desk. I saw you!" and takes it. Beth lies, "It's mine", but Magda says, "It's not yours! I know whose it is! Where did you get this? Tell me!" Quentin, who's just come down, interrupts, "She'll tell you nothing", and asks, "Where's Barnabas". Magda replies, "Gone. He won't be back till tonight". Quentin and Beth leave.

Sandor returns to the old house. Magda shows him the locket and exclaims, "Sandor, Look! It was here!" Sandor looks at the locket and announces, "Impossible!" Magda asks, "What does it mean?" Sandor replies, "Nothing". Magda insists, "It must mean something, Sandor. Why is it here?" Sandor replies, "There's no sense in asking me questions I can't answer. Now get me my breakfast!" Magda tells him, "You can yell for your food as loudly as you want, but I know you're as concerned about her as I am". Sandor says, "She's far, far away, and much the better for it", but Magda holds the locket up and insists, "No! She's nearby somewhere! This is a sign!"

Upstairs in Josette's room, Jenny wonders where Quentin is, "Quentin, are you there? Where is he?", then becomes paranoid and shouts, "That man! That man who looks so much like the portrait in the foyer! That man who put me in this room, he did something to Quentin! He's killed him! Quentin, Quentin, Oh, he's killed him!"

Downstairs, Magda hears Jenny screaming and exclaims, "That voice!", clearly recognizing it. She and Sandor run upstairs. Magda shouts, "Jenny! Jenny! Jenny!", and tries to open the door to Josette's room, but finds it locked. Sandor sees the ring of keys on floor and says, "The keys!", picks them up and unlocks the door. He and Magda go inside. Magda exclaims, "Oh, Jenny!" Jenny, seeing Magda, becomes angry and shouts, "I told you never to speak to me! Get out! He must not see you! I told you I'd kill you if you ever told him!" Sandor, looking surprised, says, "But that was years ago!" Jenny disagrees, "No! It was yesterday! Quentin and I are married now! Do you know what it means to be a Collins? Quentin loves me!" Magda points out, "But look what Quentin has done to you". Jenny angrily shouts, "Don't talk about Quentin like that, you gypsy!" Magda retorts, "You're a gypsy too!" Jenny replies, "That's what I was, not what I am!" Sandor, seeing that Jenny is not sane, tells Magda, "You're not doing any good". Jenny continues to rant, "Go back to your caravan!" Magda, seeing that Jenny seems to think it is a time years ago, asks, "Jenny, you don't remember anything since then?" Jenny continues to babble, "Quentin, he locked me in a room. He's very jealous..." Seeing that Jenny is mad, Magda shouts, "My God, she has the devil in her! The cross, Sandor, go get the cross!" Sandor leaves to do so. Magda moans, "Oh, Jenny, Jenny, sister..." Jenny, at first puzzled, says, "Sister?", but then seems to remember, says, "Oh, sister!", and hugs Magda. Jenny tells Magda, "I loved you, I loved you, but I couldn't tell him". Magda asks, "But why did you run away after he left you?" Jenny babbles, "Run away?...Yes, to my lovely, lovely room". Magda exclaims, "They kept you there, locked away all this time? We will take care of you, Sandor and me! We'll go away!" Jenny refuses, saying, "No, I have to stay to see Quentin!" Magda lies, "Yes", but Jenny sees that she's lying, says, "You won't let me see him, you won't!", grabs a very large book, and knocks Magda out with it. Jenny complains, "She wouldn't let me see him, she wouldn't'!" and leaves.

Sandor returns to Josette's room, finds Magda lying on the floor unconscious, and revives her. They start to look for Jenny.

Jenny starts towards the front doors, but then stops and says, "No, he told me to wait for him. Quentin! Are you here?"

Up in Josette's room, Magda tells Sandor, "Sandor, you look through all the rooms upstairs, and I'll look downstairs and outside. We must find her! She has the devil in her!"

Jenny has gone down into the cellar. There, seeing Barnabas' coffin, thinks Quentin is in there and exclaims, "Quentin! He's killed him! That man's killed him! Oh, Quentin, Quentin!", and starts to cry. She goes to the coffin and starts to open it...

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Episode 746
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #1)

Tape Date: April 28, 1969
Air Date: May 5, 1969 Monday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
530
 

The great house of Collinwood in the year 1897, and Barnabas Collins finds himself on a mission to save the life of a child in the present. But this day, the first rays of the sun have forced him back to his coffin in the basement of the Old House on the estate. A madwoman, escaping from her locked room, opens a door which no one should open.

Jenny opens the coffin and is surprised that it is Barnabas in it, not Quentin. She exclaims, "Barnabas!"

Magda is outside the old house, looking for Jenny, shouting, "Jenny! Jenny! I just want to help you! Sandor and I just want to help you!". Not finding Jenny, she goes back inside and moans, "Jenny, my poor sister Jenny. Where are you? What have they done to you, Jenny, the loveliest of us all once, the gayest of us all once. Oh, my sister, how can I help you now?" She sees that the cellar door is open and exclaims, "She must have opened that door! It could only have been her! Did she open the coffin? Is he all right?" She goes down into the cellar to check, opens the coffin and sees that Barnabas is all right. She then hears laughter and find Jenny hiding in an alcove. Jenny, pointing to the coffin, babbles, "Barnabas! Barnabas is dead! Not Quentin, Barnabas! I should not have laughed, but I was so afraid it was Quentin! When I see him, I will tell him about this!" Magda, shocked, tells her, "You must not!" Jenny replies, "I must! It will prove how much I love him when I tell him how I felt when I saw that coffin and thought he was in it". Magda warns her, "You must not tell anyone about this! It's a secret!" Jenny protests, "But everyone will find out about it at the funeral". Magda tells her, "There will be no funeral! You've got to understand! You must tell no one! If you tell even one person, you will die, I will die, Sandor will die! Jenny, I only want to help you! When you married Quentin, I did not tell him you were one of us! When I saw you in the street, I did not talk to you!" Jenny promises not to tell, "I have never been in this room", then remarks, "Barnabas is dead! He locked me in the room, then he died! He's dead!" They go upstairs. Magda takes Jenny back up to Josette's room.

Quentin returns to the old house, this time holding a length of cord. However, before he can go upstairs, Magda comes down. Seeing Quentin, she remarks, "You are back!" Quentin sarcastically replies, "I couldn't stay away. You and your house fascinate me". Magda exclaims, "I know what you did to her!" Quentin remarks, "So, you've found out the secret of the locked room. I knew you would. Judith's expecting a visit from you. She's expecting you to blackmail her. She's coming here to talk to you about it". Magda continues, "You turned her into that poor creature!". Quentin starts up the stairs. Magda asks, "Where are you going?" Quentin replies, "To her room. You don't have the strength to stop me, Magda". Magda replies, "But I have powers! If you go near her, if you do one more thing to her, you will be cursed! Cursed!!" Quentin asks, "Why are you so upset? It's not like you". Magda replies, "You're seeing me like I really am for the first time!" Quentin, puzzled, asks, "Over a woman you'd never seen before in your life?" Magda replies, "You don't know everything, Quentin! Where was she born? Where did she live?" Quentin replies, "In New York City", but Magda tells him, "She lived in many cities! She was part of a caravan! She was my sister! She fooled you! You never knew you married a gypsy girl! But look what you have done to her! Stay away from her, Quentin! You have seen her for the last time!" Quentin quips, "Is that a guarantee? What are you going to do, Magda?" Magda replies, "You do not need to know! Get out!" Quentin jokes, "Jenny should have told me she was a gypsy. It would have made her so much more interesting". Magda angrily throws something at him, but misses. Quentin leaves.

Upstairs, Jenny sees Quentin leaving from the window of Josette's room and shouts, "Quentin, no! I'm here, Quentin! Come back! No, Quentin!". She tries to open the door but finds it locked. Magda comes in and asks, "Jenny, why are you crying?" Jenny cries, "You told him to go away! You told him I was dead! I hate you!" Magda tries to comforts her, but Jenny continues to whine, "I want to see him!" Magda lies to her, "He will come back, Jenny, he will!" Jenny babbles on, "Then I will tell him!" Magda lies, "You will be able to tell him anything you want". Jenny continues to babble, "He does not know about them! I will tell him, then he will love me, I know he will!"

Night falls. Barnabas arises from his coffin and calls, "Sandor? Magda?" Magda comes down and says, "I am here". Barnabas asks, "Did you find her?" Magda replies, "I found her" Barnabas asks, "Is she still up there?" Magda replies, "Yes" Barnabas says, "Good. I want to ask her some questions. I do not want to be disturbed. If anyone comes, say I'm out". Magda tells him, "I want to talk to you now", but Barnabas tells her, "There's no time". Magda insists, "But it's very important. All I ask is one thing. You must release Sandor from whatever spell you have him under. We must go, we must take my sister away from here". Barnabas, puzzled, asks, "Your sister?" Magda replies, "Jenny. She's my sister. If she stays here, Quentin will kill her". Barnabas refuses, saying, "You know I am here to save two lives from the future, David and Amy". Magda complains, "Names, names! The only names that interest me are Sandor and Jenny! What could my sister have to do with the future?" Barnabas refuses to let them go, saying it might change the past, pointing out that she would not even have known about Jenny if he had not been here to lock her up in Josette's room.

They go up into the living room. Magda tells Barnabas, "I want to be in that room when you question her", but Barnabas refuses, "No! We must be alone". There's a knock at the door. Magda answers. It's Judith. She tells Magda, "Magda, I've come to talk to you about your sister", then seeing Barnabas, says to him, "Barnabas, I want to talk to you alone". Magda complains, "You have been cruel to my sister!" Judith replies, "She was mad. I thought my brother had caused her madness, but now that I see that she's your sister, I now think perhaps the madness was already in her background". Barnabas tells Magda, "Your sister needs you". Magda goes upstairs. Judith says to Barnabas, "You arrived here knowing nothing about us, now you know only the worst!" Barnabas tells her, "I'm very concerned about the poor creature's children". Judith tells him, "She has no children". Barnabas protests, "But she says she does". Judith explains, "She's mad". Barnabas asks, "What are you and Edward planning on doing with her?" Judith replies, "I'm afraid we must face a public scandal. She must be sent to a public institution tonight".

Up in Josette's room, Magda is sitting writing a letter. Jenny is wandering about the room babbling, "I was a gypsy once, did you know that? No one knows I once lived in a caravan. I hated it! People hated me! They would cross the street when they saw me!" Magda remarks, "You saved money that way". Jenny asks, "Are you writing a letter to Quentin?" Magda replies, "No, to Sandor". Jenny asks, "What does it say?" Magda replies, "I'm telling him we've gone to join the caravans. It's spring, and they're near here this time of year. The family will take care of you. You will like it this time, I promise. You will be able to do anything you like. You will be free". Jenny is horrified at the idea, and while Magda is busy with the letter, quietly sneaks out door.

Barnabas asks Judith, "I can't see why she can't stay here. With Magda here to take care of her, she should improve immeasurably", but Judith replies, "It's out of the question. She must be sent away". Barnabas tells Judith, "Judith, when I was living in England, I had some friends who were doing the most amazing experiments to treat mental illness. Perhaps they could do something for her". Barnabas sees Jenny coming down the stairs and exclaims, "Jenny! You should be in your room!" Jenny shouts, "Don't come near me! You're dead! You're dead!" Judith asks, "Jenny, what are you talking about?" Jenny points at Barnabas and exclaims, "You were there in the coffin! In the coffin!"

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Episode 747
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #2)

Tape Date: April 29, 1969
Air Date: May 6, 1969 Tuesday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
531
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Marie Wallace as Jenny Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

Collinwood. The year is 1897, and Barnabas' desperate journey to the past to find two secrets and save two lives is endangered again. For in a house on the estate, Barnabas has a mad prisoner, and prisoner who, in time, could tell him much--but a prisoner who also could tell much about him.

Jenny continues to shout, "You're dead! You were in that coffin in the basement!" Barnabas lies, "Jenny, you know that's not true", but Jenny shouts, "No, no! Don't come near me!", and runs out the front doors.

Jenny runs to Collinwood and calls, "Quentin! Quentin!". She hears Judith's voice outside door saying, "We must find her!" and runs from foyer. Barnabas and Judith come in. Judith remarks, "The door's open! It must have been her!" Barnabas says, "She could be hiding". Judith sees Beth in drawing room and asks, "How long have you been here?" Beth replies, "I just came down here". Judith tells her, "Jenny's loose!" Barnabas says, "I'll go look for her", but Judith vetoes the idea, "NO! For some reason, you frighten her! Beth, you and Dirk go search for Jenny!" Beth leaves. Barnabas complains, "Those were the ravings of a madwoman. I can assure you I have no coffin in the basement!" Judith remarks, "Jenny may be mad, but her rantings are usually based on a germ of truth". Barnabas counters, "She also said she had babies". Judith says, "She has none". Barnabas tries to press the point, "But you said everything she said was based on a germ of truth", but Judith says firmly, "There are no babies, and that's that!" Barnabas tells Judith, "Two people can't possibly search a house this size", and convinces Judith to let him search. They both go to search.

Jenny comes out of hiding - from behind the curtains in the drawing room! She imagines she hears Quentin calling her and answers, "Yes, Quentin! I'm coming!", and goes upstairs. She goes up into the bedroom hallway. She hears someone coming and hides behind the curtains of the hallway window. Beth comes into the hallway, calling, "Jenny, I want to help you! Let me help you, Jenny!", but Jenny remains in hiding. Finally, Beth leaves, going into the door at the end of the hall to search the West Wing. Jenny comes out from behind the curtains.

Quentin is in the drawing room, drinking. Beth comes into the room. Quentin remarks, "Beth, I'm glad you're here. Now, don't look at me so seriously!" Beth tells him, "It IS serious". Quentin complains, "I've had enough seriousness already. How about some soft music, dim lights..." Beth exclaims, "Quentin! Jenny's in the house!" Quentin remarks, "So Judith's managed to find her. What's she done now, found some new place to hide her from me?" Beth informs him, "Judith didn't bring her back! She came back by herself! She's after you!" Quentin remarks, "When I'm not after her, she's after me. Why not just let us meet?" Beth replies, "Because I know what would happen if you did!" Quentin asks, "Are you protecting me from her, or her from me?" Beth replies, "Both! Please, Quentin, Go! You don't know what she might do!" Quentin says, "I'm tired of running. I want to get it over with now no matter what happens". Beth begs, "If you won't do it for yourself, do it for me! Let me handle this, please!" Quentin replies, "All right. Any particular place you want me to go?" Beth says, "Thank you, Quentin!" Quentin remarks, "Now you can do better than that!" They kiss, but quickly separate when Judith and Barnabas come into the room. Quentin turns to leave, but Judith says, "Don't go, Quentin. I need your help!" Quentin remarks, "I never thought I'd hear those words from you! I'm glad Beth is here to hear them, or I wouldn't believe I heard them when I mulled it over later when I was by myself". Judith sends Beth away, then tells Quentin, "There's no way we can find Jenny in a house this size, but Barnabas has a plan to catch her". Barnabas explains his plan to Quentin, "You and I will be in the drawing room. You will be playing your gramophone. One of the tunes you play is very much to her liking. Apparently, it reminds her of a time when you and she were much happier". Quentin remarks, "Very tastefully put". Judith tells Quentin, "Barnabas will be behind the curtains. She will see you, come in, and Barnabas..." Quentin interrupts, "Will jump out and save me". At first, coy, Quentin remarks, "She's dangerous. I have the scars to prove it", then turns to Barnabas and says, "We could chat while the music played. I'd like to know why you locked Jenny in the old house..." Barnabas, exasperated, asks, "Yes or no, Quentin!" Quentin turns to Judith and asks, "Are you going to hide with Barnabas, sister?", tacitly agreeing to the plan. Judith says, "Thank you, Quentin!" Unknown to them, Jenny is in the foyer eavesdropping on them...

The plan goes into action. Quentin remarks, "I never thought I'd have to count on you, Barnabas. Let's see. I think I'll sit with my back to the door. It'll give her more of a chance with her knife". The gramophone is started, and Quentin's music plays loudly. Barnabas hides behind the curtains. Judith leaves to get out of harm's way. The clock in the foyer reads 8:15.

Upstairs, Jenny hears Quentin's music...

Unknown to everyone else, Quentin, sitting quietly in the chair, is toying with a length of cord, obviously planning to use it as a garrote when Jenny comes.

The clock strikes the third quarter. Barnabas comes out of hiding. Quentin asks, "Are you giving up?" Barnabas replies, "It's been over half an hour". Beth and Judith return to the drawing room and find that nothing has happened. The plan has failed. Barnabas suggests, "Maybe she's no longer in the house. Has anyone searched the cottage?". Judith becomes worried and says, "What if she's left the estate? What if she's in the village? We must find her, we must!"

Meanwhile, Jenny has made her way into the servant's quarter's into Beth's room. She toys briefly with some children's clothing she finds. Then, she notices a paring knife lying on a table beside a bowl of fruit and takes it. She hears Beth's voice outside in the hallway saying, "I've searched every room! She must be somewhere!" Jenny quickly hides behind some furniture. Quentin and Beth come into the room. Beth tells Quentin, "I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight. What are you going to do?" Quentin replies, "I'm going to search my room, then go to bed". Beth warns him, "You must not stay in the house!" Quentin replies, "They'll find her." Beth asks, "And when they do?" Quentin remarks, "That's what you want, isn't it?" Beth admits, "I wish it did. Then I would be able to stop wishing something would happen to Jenny. I don't want her to come between us! I don't want you to have a wife! I'm ashamed to admit that! I took such good care of Jenny! She was the only thing I had before you came back. I feel so deceitful!" Quentin says, "Now you have me. Doesn't that make up for it?" They kiss passionately. Jenny, seeing this, comes out from hiding, and advances on them menacingly. Quentin and Beth, busy kissing, do not see her...

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Episode 748
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #3)

Tape Date: April 30, 1969
Air Date:
May 7, 1969 Wednesday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
532
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Thayer David as Sandor Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Marie Wallace as Jenny Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

Here in the past, Collinwood harbors secrets that can affect the lives of the Collins family for many generations to come. Barnabas Collins has returned to the great house in this era gone by in an effort to save the lives of two people in the present. One by one, the dark secrets of Collinwood have been unfolded to him. Now he has learned of the existence of Quentin Collins insane wife, Jenny, who has killed before, and on this night is ready to kill again.

But Beth happens to look and sees Jenny just in time. She alerts Quentin, who, after a fierce struggle, manages to disarm Jenny. But he does not stop there. Furious, he then starts to strangle her. Beth tries to stop him, shouting, "Quentin! Let her go! Let her go!", but by the time Quentin releases Jenny, Jenny is dead. Quentin flees from the room.

Edward returns home. Beth comes rushing into the foyer, "Mr. Collins! Mr. Collins! She's dead! She's dead!" Edward asks, "Who's dead?" Beth continues to babble, "It was an accident! He was protecting me! She was going to stab me! He didn't mean to kill her!" Edward shouts, "Get a hold of yourself and tell me what happened!" Beth, still not totally coherent, says, "She's in my room, dead!" Edward rushes to the servants quarters. Beth goes with him.

Meanwhile, Quentin is upstairs, wondering what to do.

In Beth's room, Edward checks the dead body of Jenny and announces, "She's dead all right. Tell me exactly what happened, and be quick about it! You said he was protecting you. Who are you talking about? Quentin?" Beth replies, "Yes, but it was an accident!" Edward asks, "What was Quentin doing here?" Beth remains silent, so Edward continues, "Never mind. It's easy enough to figure out. You were in his arms, weren't you? And when Jenny saw that, she went wild! Where's Quentin?" Beth tells him, "He ran off". Edward caustically remarks, "He would do that". He picks up the knife, gives it to Beth, and tells her, "Take this back to the kitchen". Beth asks, "What are you going to do?" Edward replies, "You'll see". Noticing some children's clothing in the room, he asks, "What are those doing here?" Beth replies, "I was going to take them into town to Jenny's children". Edward adds, "And Quentin's. Did he see them?" Beth replies, "I'm sure he didn't". Edward tells Beth, "We must hurry! There is much to do!"

Quentin comes down the stairs into the foyer carrying his luggage, ready to leave Collinwood. Edward returns from the servant's quarters and sees him. He grabs Quentin's luggage, saying, "I'll take that!" Quentin whines "Edward, I can't stay here anymore!", but Edward replies, "You're not going anywhere, Quentin! You're going to stay in this house!" He takes him into the drawing room.

Edward, Quentin and Beth are in the drawing room. Quentin whines, "Edward, I didn't mean to kill her! You do believe that, don't you?" Edward replies, "Yes". Quentin continues, "But the police won't! That's why I have to leave this house!" Edward replies, "You are going to stay in this house. Much as I'd like to see you punished, I'll do my best to see you won't be. Listen carefully, both of you!" He makes up a story to tell the authorities, "Half an hour ago, Jenny was found in the foyer. She was very dizzy. You, Beth, took her to your room and went for help, but when you came back, she was dead". Quentin exclaims, "No one's going to believe that!" Edward proclaims, "They will. That is our story!" Quentin asks, "Why are you doing this?" Edward replies, "Not for you!" Quentin asks, "For the Collins name and pride, isn't it? That's all you care about!" Edward replies, "Exactly!" Quentin again says, "We can't get away with this". Edward insists, "Yes we can. Aside from the people in this room, only Dirk and Judith knew about Jenny". Quentin informs him, "No, a lot has happened while you've been away. Cousin Barnabas found about her..." Edward interrupts, "He is a Collins, and can be counted on not to talk". Quentin continues, "How about the two gypsies? They also found out about her". Edward says, "They can be paid for their silence", but Quentin tells him, "No, it's a lot more complicated than that. What none of us knew was that Jenny was Magda's sister". Edward exclaims, "YOU MARRIED A GYPSY?!" Quentin calmly says, "Edward, this is no time to be socially offended. We can't cover this up". Edward proclaims, "It will be covered up!" There's a knock at the door. Edward tells Beth and Quentin, "I don't want you two to move until I come back", and leaves, closing the drawing room doors behind him.

Edward answers the front doors. It's Magda and Sandor. Magda asks, "Where is she, Mr. Collins?" Edward asks, "You mean Jenny?" Magda replies, "Yes, is she here? Has she been found?" Edward tells her, "Yes, she's been found". Magda demands, "Take us to her" . Edward pauses. Sandor asks, "What's wrong?" Edward lies, "There has been an accident. Jenny is dead! She fell while coming down the stairs, hit her head, and died shortly after. I heard she was your relative. My condolences to you. She's in Beth's bedroom. I'll show you the way". Magda, shocked, replies, "I already know the way!" She and Sandor hurry to Beth's room.

Edward goes back into the drawing room. He asks, "Did you two hear all that?" They both reply, "Yes". Edward announces, "That will be our story!" Quentin whines, "I can't face them!" Edward sternly tells him, "You will face them and do as I tell you, Quentin! It's your only hope for survival!"

In Beth's room, a distraught Magda moans, "Jenny! Jenny! My poor sister! If you had stayed with us, you would still be alive!" Sandor philosophically remarks, "Might have been is never was". Magda finds something grasped in Jenny's hand and announces, "A button! It could mean only one thing!" Sandor exclaims, "Edward lied to us!" Magda continues, "Yes! She tried to fight for her life! She was strangled to death!" Sandor asks, "What do we do now?" Magda replies, "We must avenge her death!"

In the drawing room, Beth is going over a story Edward gave her about finding Jenny lying unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. When she Finishes, Edward says, "Good. Remember every word of it!" He turns to Quentin and prompts him, "And you, what are you going to say?" Quentin replies, "I'm going to say that I was outside, searching the grounds". There is a knock at the drawing room doors. Edward whispers to Quentin and Beth, "Don't speak until spoken to! I will do the talking!", then opens doors. Magda and Sandor come in. Magda says, "I want to ask some questions!" Edward replies, "Of course". Magda asks, "Who saw Jenny fall down the stairs?" Edward replies, "No one". Magda asks, "Then how do you know she fell?" Edward replies, "She was found at the bottom of the stairs. Are you implying she was PUSHED?". Magda replies, "Maybe. I'm just asking questions. I have reason to believe she was not alone when she died". Quentin notices that Sandor is staring at him and asks, "Why are you looking at me like that?" Sandor exclaims, "His coat! Look at his coat!" There is a buttom missing from Quentin's coat. Magda goes over to Quentin and compares the button she found in Jenny's hand to the buttons on Quentin's coat. Edward asks, "What are you doing, woman?" Magda finds that the buttons match and exclaims, "Murderer! You killed my sister!" Edward shouts, "It was an accident!" Magda exclaims, "You're lying! You're just protecting him! I'm going to the police!" Edward asks, "And what are you going to tell them?" Magda replies, "That Quentin strangled my sister! It was no accident!" Edward warns her, "You'd better think twice before doing that. When it comes to the word of a gypsy against the word of a Collins, who do you think they'll believe?" Magda says, "I have proof! I found this button from Quentin's coat grasped in Jenny's hand!", but Edward counters, "That's no proof. You have a button Quentin could have lost anywhere. You could have picked it up anywhere. It doesn't prove a thing". Realizing that Edward is right, Magda turns to Quentin and says, "I warned you about what I would do if anything happened to Jenny. I will set a curse on you, Quentin, a curse that will stay with you all the days of your life! You will suffer as she suffered!". She and Sandor leave. Quentin, terrified, tells Edward, "You've got to stop her! She'll put a curse on me! She'll do it!" Edward replies, "Words, Quentin, just words. That's all she has. Now if you excuse me, I must go and tell Barnabas about Jenny", and leaves. Beth turns to leave. Quentin begs, "Beth, don't leave me here alone!", but Beth leaves too. Quentin thinks about Magda's threat, "I will set a curse on you, Quentin, a curse that will stay with you all the days of your life!", a look of terror on his face.

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Episode 749
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #4)

Tape Date: May 1, 1969
Air Date: May 8, 1969 Thursday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
533
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Thayer David as Sandor Rakosi
Marie Wallace as Jenny Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins

Not even the bright dawn of a new day will dispel the terror of one man who live sin the great house of Collinwood. Quentin Collins has spent a sleepless night in his room. His has become an existence of uncertainty and fear. But he knows that in the Old House on the Collins estate, two people are plotting his destruction.

Quentin is in his room, spending a sleepless night.

At the old house, Magda comes down stairs holding a bottle. She tells Sandor, "I have found what I need! When I mix it into the potion, everything will be ready". Sandor remarks, "It would be easier just to kill him". Magda replies, "Killing is always easier, but never as good as a curse!" Sandor asks, "Are you sure this will work?" Magda replies, "Yes". Sandor asks, "How do you know? You've never done it before". Magda replies, "Yes, but I've seen it done before, years ago. An old gypsy helped Count Petofi get rid of an enemy. But he betrayed her. He refused to pay her. So she put a curse on him. I saw what happened to that man!" Sandor asks, "What?" Magda coyly refuses to tell him, saying only, "You will see when it happens to Quentin!"

Quentin continues to wait nervously in his room. There's a knock at the door. Quentin asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Edward". Quentin unlocks door and lets him in. Edward remarks, "You look frightened". Quentin sarcastically asks, "You made a special trip here just to tell me that?" Edward suggests, "It might help if you got some sleep". Quentin replies, "I can't!" Edward says, "You must. Soon, your body will give in". Quentin asks, "What have you come here for?" Edward replies, "To tell you that I've told Barnabas about Jenny's accident". Quentin asks, "Did he believe you?" Edward replies, "Yes". Quentin points out, "But the gypsies will tell him the truth!" Edward assures him, "He won't believe them". Quentin exclaims, "But she'll put a curse on me!" Edward remarks, "That's ridiculous". Quentin begs, "Will you listen to me? There's only one way to stop her! I need money, lots of money! Maybe Magda can be bought off! I'm begging you, Please!" Edward asks, "How much will it take?" Quentin replies, "Magda's a proud woman. It'll take a lot, at least $10,000*" Edward exclaims, "You know I don't have that kind of money!" Quentin replies, "But Judith does!" Edward says, "And I will ask her for it on one condition: that you renounce the right given to you in Grandmother's will allowing you to live here, then leave Collinwood". Quentin whines, "Edward!" Edward says, "Those are my conditions. They are non-negotiable. I'll give you time to think about it". Quentin replies, "I don't need time to think about it. I accept! Now get me the money! Hurry". Edward promises, "I'll speak to Judith immediately" and leaves.

Edward goes down into the foyer. There is a knock at the door. He answers. It's Magda and Sandor. Magda says, "Good morning, Mr. Collins" in a cold monotone. Edward snarls, "Look here! If you two have come back to make more absurd accusations..." Magda tells him, "We've come for my sister's body. According to gypsy tradition, she must be buried by her caravan". Edward tells her, "You're a little too late for your pagan ritual. She was buried this morning" Sandor angrily shouts, "You had no right to do that!" Magda exclaims, "This is not the last you've heard from us! Nor Jenny! Her spirit will not rest!"

Quentin, sitting in a chair in his room, starts to drowse. He hears a voice cry, "Quentin! Quentin! Quentin! You must stay awake and be very alert, Quentin, because I'm coming back to you, I'm coming back!" Recognizing his late wife's voice, Quentin exclaims, "Jenny!? Where are you? Jenny?" He is shocked to see one of Jenny's doll's lying on a table. There's a knock on door. Quentin asks, "Edward?" A voice replies, "Yes". Quentin unlocks the door and lets him in, then exclaims, "I just heard her voice!" Edward asks, "Whose voice?" Quentin replies, "Jenny's! She's come back to haunt me!" Edward, not believing him, says, "It was your conscience haunting you!" Quentin asks, "Did my conscience put that doll there?" He points to the table where he saw Jenny's doll, but is surprised to find that there's nothing there. He claims, "It was there just a few moments ago!" Edward says, "You must have imagined it! Quentin, get a hold of yourself! I've spoken to Judith". Quentin asks, "Did she say yes?" Edward replies, "She added one condition. She wants the gypsies off the estate too". Quentin assures him, "That's no problem. I'm sure they'll agree to leave when they find out how much money I'm going to give them. Can I have the money now?" Edward replies, "You'll get it this afternoon". Quentin protests, "I need it now!" Edward explains, "Judith wants this to be done properly and legally. She's having Evan handley draw up the papers. They'll be ready this afternoon", and turns to leave. Quentin, still frightened, begs, "Please stay with me!" Edward sarcastically replies, "Why don't you ask your maidservant friend to stay with you?" Quentin continues to beg Edward to stay with him, but Edward leaves.

Quentin picks up a book and tries to read, but falls asleep and has a dream. In the dream, Magda comes into his room carrying a tambourine. She asks, "Are you ready, Quentin?" Quentin shouts, "Stay away from me!" Magda tells him, "Don't be frightened, Quentin. This is a simple ceremony. Come with me" Quentin, terrified, shouts, "I'm not going anywhere!" Magda tells him, "You must come with me! Jenny is waiting! Come!" Quentin shouts, "No! No! I won't go! Please don't make me go! I can't face her!" Magda tells him, "You must, Quentin! It will take only a moment!" Magda leaves, shaking the tambourine behind her. Quentin follows, seemingly involuntarily. Magda takes him down to the foyer and knocks on the drawing room doors. Sandor opens them from the inside and says, "You have brought him. Good. We can begin the ceremony now". They go in. Quentin asks, "What ceremony?" Sandor explains, "It's an old gypsy belief. The spirit of someone who has been murdered cannot rest until she is blessed by the murderer". Quentin protests, "I didn't murder her!" Magda tells him, "There's no need for you to deny it now. There are no police here". Sandor looks at the body of Jenny, which is lying in a coffin, and says, "She looks so beautiful". Magda agrees, "As beautiful as the day you married her, Quentin". Quentin remarks, "She looks so peaceful". But Magda tells him, "She will find no peace until you bless her! That's the only way to find peace, for both of you!" Sandor instructs Quentin, "Take her hand". Quentin does, but is shocked to see Jenny suddenly open her eyes. He screams, "She's alive! She's alive!" Magda tells him, "Only for a moment, just long enough for the ceremony!" Jenny grabs Quentin and kisses him. Sandor exclaims, "The kiss of death, Quentin, the kiss of death!" Magda says, "The ceremony is concluded! The kiss of death!" Quentin awakens screaming.

There's a knock at the door, then a voice calling, "Quentin!" Quentin asks, "Who is it?" The voice replies, "Edward". Quentin unlocks door and lets him in. Quentin tells Edward, "I just had a nightmare! I know what Magda's going to do now! She's going to have Jenny haunt me for the rest of my life! That's the curse! Edward, you've got to do something!" Edward replies, "It's already been done. Handley came with the agreement a few minutes ago". Quentin takes the paper Edward is holding and signs it. Edward asks, "Aren't you going to read it?" Quentin replies, "I don't need to. Where's the money?" Edward replies, "Here", and gives him the money, then tells him, "Judith wants you and the gypsies off the estate by tonight".

At the old house, Magda has finished mixing the potion and is holding a small vial containing the finished product, a pale brown liquid. Sandor remarks to Magda, "There's no way you're going to be able to do it. How are you going to get him to drink the potion? I thought you had a plan that would work!" Magda replies, "I have the rest of the night to think of a plan. I'll find a way to get him to drink it!" Sandor looks out the window and says, "You may at that. Believe it or not, Quentin's coming up the walk right now". Quentin comes into the old house and says, "Magda! I've got to talk to you! I'm prepared to make it worth your while to remove the curse!" Magda, looking puzzled, asks "Remove it?" Quentin continues, "I know what your curse is! You're having Jenny haunt me and give me no rest! I'm willing to pay you good money to remove the curse!" Magda sneers, "I won't be bought off!" Quentin continues, "You haven't given me a chance to tell you how much. $10,000* in cash!" Sandor, looking very interested, asks, "Can I see it?" Quentin replies, "Not until your wife agrees to remove the curse!" Sandor looks at Magda and says, "It is much money!" Quentin adds, "Yes, you'll both be rich beyond your wildest dreams! You'll be able to live like kings!" Magda says, "May my poor unfortunate sister understand and forgive me! I will remove the curse, Quentin". She waves her hands around and chants, "I remove the curse, Quentin, and all your suffering!", then announces, "There. The curse is removed!" Quentin, ecstatic, says, "Thank you, Magda!", and hands Magda the money. Sandor says, "We must have a drink to celebrate our bargain! Quentin, you have just been relieved of a very large burden!" Magda says, "It is settled! We are rich, and you are free!" Sandor pours three drinks, surreptitiously pouring Magda's vial of potion into one. He gives a glass to Magda, then gives the one with the potion to Quentin, and picks one up for himself and exuberantly says, "Let us drink to that!" Everyone drinks. Quentin says, "I'll be on my way. Minus $10,000*, of course. At least I'm free of the curse!" Magda tells him, "You're not, Quentin! The curse has just begun!" Quentin, puzzled, asks, "What are you talking about?" Magda tells him, "You were under no curse when you came here. It was just your imagination". She contemptuously throws the money at his feet and says, "Here's your blood money! I don't want it! The potion that causes the curse was in that drink! The curse will start tonight!"

* Accounting for inflation, worth about $500,000 today!

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Episode 750
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #5)

Tape Date: May 2, 1969
Air Date: May 9, 1969 Friday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
534
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Thayer David as Sandor Rakosi
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

Collinwood in the year 1897, a time of terrifying events that will affect the Collins family for generations to come. On this day, as the sun slowly moves toward the horizon, one man live in relentless fear. Quentin Collins would trade his soul to hold back the night, for he knows that with the coming of darkness a curse will be placed upon him--but what it will be and how it will destroy him, he does not know.

Magda and Sandor are at Jenny's grave. Magda, speaking to her sister's grave, tells her, "You will soon be avenged!" Sandor reminds Magda, "We must leave Collinsport soon or we too will be in danger from Quentin's curse". Magda replies, "We don't need to leave. I have something that will protect us. But the Collins family WILL be in danger, and I want to be around to see them picked off one by one!"

At Collinwood, Judith tells Beth, "Your services are no longer required now that Jenny is gone" and fires her.

Judith asks Quentin, "Has everything been taken care of?" He replies that it has, that both he and the gypsies will be gone by nightfall. There's a knock at the door. It's Magda. She tells Judith, "I have come for Jenny's things". Judith asks, "When will you leave?" Magda replies, "I'm not. I refused the money". Judith is furious that Quentin lied to her, and demands her money back from him since the gypsies are not leaving. Quentin refuses, saying, "I'm leaving as promised. It's not my responsibilities what the gypsies do, and if I go, I'll need the money to live on". Judith again demands the money back. Quentin replies, "Take me to court!", adding, "But I won't be around!", and laughs.

The clock in the foyer reads 5:00. Inside the drawing room, Beth is packing up some dolls. Quentin comes into the room and asks, "What are you doing?" Beth replies, "Packing the rest of Jenny's things". Quentin remarks, "Good. After you're done, you can pack your things". Beth asks, "Why?" Quentin announces, "You and I are leaving Collinwood tonight". Beth asks, "Don't I have any choice in the matter?" Quentin, surprised, says, "I thought you wanted to go with me". Beth replies, "I'm not sure I do". Quentin points out, "With Jenny gone, Judith has no reason to keep you on". Beth tells him, "Judith has fired me from the job". Quentin says, "Then there's no reason for you to stay here". Beth says, "I just keep thinking about Jenny..." Quentin protests, "It was an accident! I didn't mean to do it! Don't you believe me?" Beth replies, "I don't know. I guess I'll never know". Quentin asks, "Do you have any reason to stay at Collinwood?" Beth replies, "No". Quentin says, "Then go with me". Beth replies, "I'll think about it and let you know tonight". There's a knock at front doors. Beth answers. It's Sandor. He tells Beth, "I came for Jenny's things". Beth replies, "They're ready", and takes them to the Drawing Room. Sandor looks at the things Beth has packed and asks, "This is everything?" Beth replies, "Yes" and leaves. Sandor takes Jenny's things and turns to leave too, but Quentin tells him, "Wait a minute, Sandor, I'd like to talk with you". Sandor replies, "We have nothing to talk about". Quentin says, "I think we do. I'm prepared to make you a very handsome proposition. I offered you and Magda $10,000. Now I'm offering the same amount to you alone! You didn't fool me at the old house. When I mentioned the money, your eyes bulged. Magda need never know about it". Sandor asks, "What do you want from me in return?" Quentin replies, "You're a gypsy. You know about curses. If she can put a curse on me, you can remove it", but Sandor tells him, "I wouldn't know how. Even if I did, I wouldn't do it. I might gain $10,000, but I'd lose Magda. I can't betray Magda. I'd rather lose $10,000 than Magda". Quentin says, "All right then, I'll give you all the money just to tell me what the curse is". Sandor asks, "What good would that do you?" Quentin replies, "I'd be prepared for it". Sandor, refuses to tell him, "I can't tell you". Quentin caustically remarks, "Maybe you can't tell me because there's nothing to tell. Maybe it is just a lot of nonsense, just as Edward says". Sandor warns him, "Just a few more hours, Quentin, and you will know. Just a few more hours..."

Sandor and Magda are at Jenny's grave. Sandor asks Magda, "How much longer?" Magda replies, "It will be time when the moon rises. It will take just a few moments, but for Quentin Collins, it will last a lifetime!".

It is 7:00. Quentin is packed and ready to leave.

Beth is in her room, packing. There's a knock at the door. Beth answers it. It's Quentin. Seeing that Beth is packing, Quentin remarks, "So you've decided to come with me". Beth replies, "Yes". Quentin remarks, "You don't seem too excited about it". Beth asks, "Quentin, why do you want me to come with you?" Quentin asks, "Are you serious? I'm in love with you!" Beth says, "I did a lot of thinking about that last night. I'm not sure you do love me. I don't think you want me with you because you love me. I'm not sure you've ever loved anyone. I think you want me with you because you can't stand being alone. You use people for your purposes, then when you're finished with them, you discard them". Quentin asks, "Then why have you decided to come with me?" Beth replies, "Because I love you. Every instinct tells me not to go with you, but I am". Quentin says, "Let's go get the carriage", but Beth tells him, "No, not yet. There's a personal matter I've got to attend to in Collinsport". Quentin exclaims, "There's not enough time! We've got to go!"

The moon rises. Magda and Sandor are at Jenny's grave. Magda announces, "The moon! The moon is in the sky! It is time, Sandor!", then starts to chant, "Let my voice be carried by the wind, let it be carried throughout the countryside! Let it be heard by the chiefs and prophets of all the caravans! I speak for one of us who has been struck down, one of us for whom there must be justice! Hear my words! Hear my wish! I place this curse upon Quentin Collins, and upon all his male kin of succeeding generations!" At Collinwood, Quentin asks, "Tell me what you have to do!" Beth replies, "I can't tell you". Quentin tells her, "Then I can't let you go! Forget about it and come with me! There's no time! The gypsies told me I had till nightfall!" Suddenly, he doubles over. Beth asks, "What's the matter?" Quentin gasps, "Pain! More pain than I've ever felt! It's like my insides were being ripped out! Get a doctor!"

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Episode 751
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: May 6, 1969
Air Date: May 12, 1969 Monday
Writer:
Violet Welles
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
535
Kathryn Leigh Scott as Rachel Drummond
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Gail Strickland as Dorcas Trilling

Collinwood in the year 1897. In the cemetery, Jenny Collins lies, newly dead. At her grave, her grieving relatives wreak their gypsy vengeance against the man who murdered her. And in Beth's room at Collinwood, Quentin Collins begins to feel the stirrings of the curse that was put on him.

Beth runs to the foyer and prepares to place a phone call, but there's a knock at the front door. Beth opens it. It's Rachel. She asks, "Where's Judith?" Beth replies, "She's not here". Rachel asks, "Then what about Edward?" Beth replies, "He's not here either". Rachel asks, "Then where's Quentin? I've got to tell someone about Jamison". Beth tells Rachel, "He's very ill", then calls the doctor, but finds that he's not there and leaves the message, "When he gets back, please have him call Collinwood at once! It's urgent!" At the school, a young woman in her 20's is telling the Reverend Trask, "Rachel just covered herself with her blanket and pretended to go to sleep. So did I. When she thought I was asleep, she left. I followed her. She went to Collinwood". Trask triumphantly announces, "Collinwood! Just as I predicted, to tell them what I was doing to Jamison! You're such a comfort to me, Dorcas. But some of the teachers here are not!", clearly referring to Rachel. Dorcas asks, "Why don't you get rid of her if she is such a trial to you?" Trask replies, "You don't understand, Dorcas. Shall I tell you the reason I keep Rachel here? It is to test myself. She is a trial to me, a constant thorn in my side. She causes me to feel baser instincts like anger and rage rather than the elevated thoughts I strive for. I will keep her here until I overcome these base thoughts!"

Beth and Rachel go to Beth's room. Beth is shocked to find that Quentin is no longer in the room, which is now in shambles. Beth cries, "Quentin! Where are you?" Rachel asks, "What happened in here?!" Beth tells her, "He was lying helpless when I left him! He couldn't move! Where is he? Oh, Rachel, you've got to help me!"

At the school, Trask continues, "I hope you don't think less of me, Dorcas, for my admission". Dorcas Trilling replies, "Less? No, I think more of you for trying to fight these baser instincts, though I find it difficult to believe you have them!" Trask asks, "Haven't you heard me yelling at Rachel and Jamison? Haven't you heard her calling me cruel after I locked Jamison in the broom closet?" Dorcas says, "There is such a thing as righteous cruelty!" but points out, "But she's run to Collinwood to tell the Collins's what you're doing to Jamison!" Trask replies, "Something must be done! Give Jamison some food. Not very much. Just enough to make a liar out of Rachel".

In the foyer at Collinwood, Beth tells Rachel, "I think something came in here and dragged Quentin off!" Rachel dismisses the idea, "No, we would have seen it. Where's Judith?" Beth replies, "In Bangor". Rachel asks, "What about Edward?" Beth replies, "He's having dinner at the old house". Rachel exclaims, "We've got to tell him about Quentin!", and goes to the phone, but Beth tells her, "There's no phone at the old house". Rachel says, "Then I'll go there and tell him", but Beth exclaims, "NO!" Rachel asks, "Is there any reason you don't want me to? Is there something you're not telling me?" Beth replies, "Quentin wouldn't want me to tell them". Rachel asks, "Why not?" Beth replies, "You're not a Collins. You wouldn't understand". Rachel remarks, "From what I've seen, I'm glad I'm not a Collins!" Beth tells her, "I might be a Collins soon. Quentin wants me to go away with him".

At the school, Dorcas asks, "Reverend Trask, shall I give Jamison his supper?" Trask replies, "No! I have reconsidered! That would be doing exactly what Rachel wants me to do! I would be giving in to temptation!" Dorcas asks, "What are you going to do, then?" Trask replies, "I'm going to call Judith Collins and tell her I'm trying to save two souls. I'm going to tell her that Jamison cheated on his test, and his teacher Rachel is lying for him". Dorcas protests, "But I don't think he did cheat on his test. He wouldn't need to. He's a bright boy". Trask replies, "Yes, he's a bright boy. Too bright, so I have contrived this opportunity for him. He will learn much when he confesses to something he didn't do. He will learn humility"

Trask telephones Collinwood, but finds to his surprise that it is Rachel who answers the phone. Rachel, shocked, asks, "How did you know I was her?!" Trask says, "You wanted me to think you were up in bed, but I knew you weren't! You can't fool me! I am your friend!" Rachel asks, "Then why did you deny Jamison his dinner?" Trask replies, "I denied him nothing. I locked him in his room. His stomach may be empty, but his soul is enjoying a feast!" Rachel exclaims, "I'm going to tell Judith about this! I'm going to tell her you're starving Jamison! This is a nightmare!" Trask calmly announces, "You will tell no one! You will return here! Jamison's test will end when he learns his lesson! Yours will end when you learn yours!" Rachel tells Beth, "I must go back to help Jamison". Beth asks, "Rachel, why did you want to see Quentin?", but Rachel lies, "It's not important"

Rachel, walking through the woods on her way back to the temporary school, hears someone following her. She calls out, "Is someone there? I know someone's there! Who are you? What do you want from me? NO! NO!" Someone grabs her. But it is only Trask. He explains, "I wasn't sure you would come back as you said you would, so I came to get you". Rachel tells him, "Someone's out there! He almost caught me!" Trask replies, "But I caught you first. You are quite safe now!"

At Collinwood, Beth is talking on the phone to the doctor, thinking Quentin might have gone there, "Yes, when I got back to the room, it was torn to shreds. I thought he might have gone to see you. He didn't? I don't know what to do now... Tomorrow?...I'll see you tomorrow, then"

Inside the new school, Rachel says, "I can't get those footsteps out of my mind!" Trask tells her, "I think the Good Lord sent you to me so I could help you!" He accuses Rachel of a series of "crimes": "Item: You lied for the child! Item: You stole food for him! Item: Now these lies about someone following you to gain sympathy!" Rachel asks, "What are you going to do?" Trask replies, "I want restitution". Rachel asks, "What do you mean?" Trask asks, "You don't deny that you stole food for the child?" Rachel protests, "Jamison was starving!" Trask exclaims, "But it was stealing! Rachel, I will give you a chance to save yourself from a charge of theft. I will charge you for the food. One week's wages". Rachel exclaims, "One week's wages for a plate of food?!" Trask remarks, "A small price for your immortal soul". Rachel complains, "But Jamison didn't even get the food! You caught me before I could give it to him!" Trask slaps her hard and shouts, "I have heard enough of your insolence! Rachel, whatever I do, I do for you! I must go meditate now!", and leaves.

Rachel opens a door and finds Dorcas there. She angrily asks, "Dorcas! What are you doing out there?" Dorcas lies, "Nothing", but Rachel says, "I know what you're doing! You're eavesdropping on me, just like you always do! I know what you did! You followed me to Collinwood, didn't you?" Dorcas replies, "I did! Then I told him! You are such a trial to him!" Rachel angrily remarks, "You two deserve each other!" and leaves. The sound of breaking glass is heard. Dorcas Trilling sees something come in through the window and screams, "No! No! Stay away from me! Please, don't hurt me!"

Trask, hearing a horrible scream, runs to the classroom where he finds Rachel standing over the horribly mutilated body of Dorcas Trilling. He asks, "What happened? What happened in here? Who did this to her?" Rachel, looking shocked, says, "So horribly mutilated! Why?"

Beth finds Quentin lying unconscious in the foyer at Collinwood, his clothes in shreds. She revives him. Quentin asks, "What am I doing here? I was in your room, and you were going to get a doctor". Beth replies, "When I got back, you were gone. I've been looking for you all night! You've been gone all night! How did you get like this?" Quentin replies, "I don't remember! I don't remember a thing!".

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Episode 752
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: May 5, 1969
Air Date: May 13, 1969 Tuesday
Writer:
Violet Welles
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
536
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

Beth takes Quentin to his room. Quentin says, "I'd better change out of these clothes". Beth asks, "Why are they bloody and torn?" Quentin replies, "I don't know, Beth, I don't know! Magda said she put a curse on me, she said something would happen last night, and something did! But I don't know what it was!" Beth tells him, "I think I do". Quentin asks, "What?" Beth replies, "I think she sent some gypsy fiend to frighten you out of your mind and chase you into the woods. But he's gone now, and it's over". Quentin is not so sanguine, "I don't think it's over, Beth".

Judith is in the drawing room with Evan Handley, complaining to him, "He signed a paper agreeing to leave, but he's still here! Beth said he was ill, but I don't believe that! I think he's trying to break the bargain! I gave him the money, now I want him out of here!" Beth comes into the room. Judith asks her, "How is he?" Beth replies, "Better". Judith asks, "Better enough to speak to Mr. Handley?" The phone rings. Judith answers and says, "Reverend Trask! Oh, no!..." After she finishes her conversation and hangs up, Evan asks, "What is it?" Judith tells him, "A girl was killed at the school last night! She was torn apart!" Beth excuses herself and leaves. Judith continues, "Poor Reverend Trask, always thinking of someone else. He's suffered so much trouble, yet he took the time to call and tell us there's a wild animal in the area". Evan tells Judith, "I'll go speak to Quentin".

In Quentin's room, Beth tells Quentin, "A girl was killed by a wild animal at the temporary school near here! You know what that means! She was killed by the same wild animal that attacked you!" Quentin points out, "There's one problem there. I was covered with blood, but there wasn't one scratch on me". There's a knock at the door. Quentin answers it. It's Evan Handley. Evan tells him, "Judith wanted me to speak to you about a rather delicate matter", then turns to Beth and says, "Mind leaving us alone, Beth?" Beth reluctantly leaves. Evan tells Quentin, "A little while ago, you signed a paper saying you would leave Collinwood forever. Now, as you know...", but suddenly stops in mid-sentence and says, "You look like..." Quentin asks, "What?" Evan replies, "I don't know. Something in your face". Quentin exclaims, "I'm sick with fear!" Evan asks, "Of what?" Quentin replies, "I don't know! You've got to help me!" Evan asks, "How can I help you if I don't know what it is?" Quentin explains, "All I know is that Magda the gypsy put a curse on me, and something happened to me last night! I don't know what. One moment I was in pain, then I don't remember anything". Evan inspects Quentin's torn clothing, which is lying on a table. He announces, "All right, Quentin, I'll help you. But it will cost you much for my... professional services". Quentin complains, "But I'm a friend!" Evan replies, "In business, there are no such things as friends" Quentin asks, "Just what do you want from me?" Evan replies, "I'll tell you. When the time comes". Quentin tells him, "I'll give you anything if you'll find out what's happening to me! Will you go to Magda now?" There's a knock at the door. It's Judith. Evan tells her, "I think you'll find your brother quite cooperative" and leaves. Quentin says, "Here's your money", and gives Judith her money back. Judith says, "I don't want it! I want you to go! In the papers, it said..." Quentin takes the document from her, tears it up, and throws the pieces in her face, saying, "Here are your papers, Judith! The matter's settled! I'm staying!"

Evan goes to the old house. Magda tells him, "Mr. Barnabas is not in". Evan replies, "Good. Then we're quite alone". Magda, puzzled, says, "I don't understand". Evan explains, "What you and I have to talk about might sound strange to the ears of others". Noticing that Magda has been reading the Tarot Cards, he remarks, "I see you're reading the cards". Magda replies, "Yes. I'm nervous. I heard a girl was killed not far from here. The killer has not been caught". Evan asks, "What do your cards say about Quentin Collins? About your curse on him?" Magda replies, "Curse?", pretending not to know what he's talking about. Evan exclaims, "Don't deny it!" Magda asks, "He said I put a curse on him?" Evan replies, "Yes. You said something would happen to him last night, and something did happen. He says it was your curse." Magda tells him, "I was angry! I said a few words!" Evan asks, "So you put a curse on Quentin?" Magda replies, "I tried, but I failed!" Evan asks, "So why don't you tell me what it is you tried to do? If it didn't work, then they were just words". Magda replies, "I don't tell you nothing! You're a lawyer! You're just trying to trick me!" Evan tells her, "You've already told me quite a bit without meaning , Magda. You have no need to worry about whatever attacked that girl, Magda, as long as you have that pentagram protecting you", looking at the pentagram hanging from a necklace Magda is wearing. Magda replies, "It's nothing, just a gypsy bauble worth a few cents". Evan asks, "Really? I'll buy it from you for $100*", but Magda replies, "I can't. It has sentimental value. It belonged to my mother". Evan tells her, "Don't lie to me. I know what it means. A pentagram with two points pointing downward protects from many things. Evil spirits, malevolent demons. Now which have you set on Quentin with your curse, Magda? Which is it?"

Evan has returned to Quentin's room at Collinwood and told him of what happened at the old house. Quentin complains, "If she didn't tell you what the curse is, then I'm no better off than before!" He notices Evan drawing something on the carpet with a piece of chalk and asks, "What are you doing?" Evan replies, "Drawing a pentagram. It is sanctuary from many forms of evil. Magda was wearing one, so I know it has something to do with the curse". Quentin asks, "What form of evil?" Evan replies, "I don't know. We'll know tonight. You'll have to light two black candles, then sit inside the pentagram. Sometimes, the pentagram has power enough to break the curse". Quentin is dubious. He demands, "Tell me what the evil is, or get out of here with your insane talk of pentagrams!" Evan replies, "All right. But before I go, let me tell you the other thing that could happen inside the pentagram. You could die inside the pentagram". Quentin replies, "I won't be in the pentagram. I'll be doing something about the curse. I'm going to kill Magda!" Evan warns him, "Don't do that, Quentin. If you do, you'll never be free of the curse". He says, "There's one more thing", then turns to Beth and tells her, "Don't stay here with Quentin tonight", then leaves.

At nightfall, Quentin and Beth are still in Quentin's room. Quentin, dubious about the pentagram, is not sitting inside it as Evan instructed, but is instead sitting in an easy chair. Noticing that Beth seems to be getting nervous, he says, "You're frightened, Beth. He's made you frightened". Beth admits that this is true. Quentin tells her, "Then get out of here! I want to be alone!" Beth asks, "Is that what you really want? All right, then I'll go..." Quentin doubles over in pain again. Beth asks, "What is it, Quentin??" "Pain! Like last night!" Beth exclaims, "The pentagram!" Quentin asks, "What if it doesn't work?" Beth hopes, "It's got to work, Quentin!" She puts a chair inside the pentagram, then sits Quentin on it. She thinks aloud, "He said two black candles...", and gets two black candles. She is bringing them to Quentin when suddenly, wracked with more pain than he can stand, he stands up, then collapses, falling out of the pentagram. Beth, afraid that Quentin has died, starts to go to him, but suddenly, she stops, a look of shock on her face. A low growl is heard. Beth screams, "NO! Quentin! Don't come near me, NO!"

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Episode 753
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: May 7, 1969
Air Date: May 14, 1969 Wednesday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
537
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Alex Stevens as the Werewolf

Quentin has turned into werewolf. He chases Beth around the room. In running from the werewolf, Beth happens to step into the pentagram. The werewolf tries to attack her, but finds that he cannot step into the pentagram. Frustrated in his attack, the werewolf runs out of the room to search for other prey.

At the school, Jamison is still locked in a closet as punishment. He tries to escape by climbing up to a high window, but fails. He finds a box in the closet and tries to use it as a step, but even with the aid of the box, he finds that he cannot reach the window.

Tim comes into the classroom, carrying a bundle wrapped in blue cloth. He hears someone outside the classroom and quickly hides it. Charity comes into the room and tells Tim, "I've been looking all over for you. My parents have gone to return Dorcas Trilling's body to her parents and offer their condolences. They've left me in control of the school while they're gone". She tells him about how afraid she is with the wild animal still loose. He tells her, "Don't be. I'm here". She asks, "Why have you come back to the classroom? You usually go to your room after class is over" Tim replies, "There's some papers I have to mark". Charity asks, "Can I help you?" Tim replies, "No, I'd rather do them by myself. That way, I can track the progress of each pupil". Charity leaves. Tim locks the classroom door, retrieves the bundle, then unlocks and goes into the closet. Jamison, who's in there, asks, "Why are you here?" Tim warns him, "You've got to be very quiet! If you make a noise, we'll both be in trouble!" Jamison asks, "Have you come to get me out?" Tim replies, "No, I'm afraid I can't do that, but I did bring you some food". He gives Jamison the blue bundle. Jamison exclaims, "I was getting tired of just bread and water!", and starts to eat ravenously. Tim warns him, "If anyone comes, you've got to hide it! Now, I've got to go!" Jamison asks, "Tim, why am I being punished? Reverend Trask says I'm being punished because I cheated on the test, but I didn't!" Tim replies, "I believe you. Reverend Trask demands complete obedience, but you haven't shown complete obedience to him. You've shown independence. Do you understand?" There's a loud banging at the classroom door, followed by the sound of Charity's voice demanding, "Let me in!" Tim tells Jamison, "Hide that food!", then goes out and opens the classroom door. Charity comes in and asks, "Why did you lock that door?" Tim replies, "I didn't want to be disturbed". Charity asks, "Who'd disturb you? You're not telling the truth, Tim! I can always tell!" She looks over at the closet and asks, "Is it possible you were in there giving aid and comfort to our little prodigal?" Tim caustically remarks, "You're starting to sound like your father". Charity demands, "I want an answer!" Tim lies, "No, I wasn't in there". Charity says, "I'll see!", then goes into the closet and tells Jamison, "Jamison, I want you to look me in the eye and answer me! Have you been alone in here all evening?" Jamison lies, "Yes". Charity asks, "Did Tim come in here?" Jamison lies, "No". Charity sees a bulge on Jamison's chest and says, "You've got something under your shirt! What is it?" Jamison lies, "Nothing!", but Tim comes into the closet and tells Jamison, "You might as well show her. She won't leave until you do". Jamison gives Charity the bundle. Charity looks inside and exclaims, "Food!" Tim protests, "The boy can't live on just bread and water!" Charity says to Jamison, "I'll give you something to make you think about what you've done!" Tim tries to save Jamison from punish- ment, saying, "If anyone should be punished, it should be me! I gave him the food!", but Charity points out, "But he took it!", and leaves. She returns with a very large tome, gives it to Jamison and tells him, "It's my father's favorite book of meditation. Read it while you think about what you've done!", then leaves, taking Tim with her.

Inside, Jamison takes the book and, instead of reading it, places it on top of the box he had stood on earlier in his attempts to reach the window. He steps onto the book and finds that with the extra height it provides he can easily reach the window. He opens the window, which is hinged at top and swings open at the bottom, climbs up through it and escapes.

Meanwhile, outside in the classroom, Tim begs Charity not to tell her father about what happened, "Charity, if you have any feeling for me at all, don't take this matter to your father!" Charity says, "I have to! If I don't, it would be lying!" Tim insists, "No it wouldn't!", but Charity just says, "It would!" Tim caustically remarks, "He's sure done a thorough job on you, hasn't he?" Charity, upset, says, "I don't want to discuss this any further!" They hear a loud banging sound coming from inside the closet and rush inside to investigate. They find that it was the sound of the window banging shut. Jamison is gone. Charity exclaims, "He's escaped!" Tim points at the book, and says, laughing, "And look what he used to do it!" Charity complains, "It's your fault!" Tim counters, "YOU gave him the book!" Charity replies, "I wouldn't have given it to him if you hadn't given him that food!" Tim tells her, "I'll go outside and look for him. He couldn't have gotten far", but Charity says, "No, that won't be necessary" Tim, puzzled, asks, "What do you mean?" Charity replies, "There's only one place he could have gone. Collinwood. All we have to do is go there and get him".

Jamison, on his way through the woods, hears something following him and runs. Behind him, the werewolf follows...

Charity telephones Collinwood. Beth answers the phone and tells her, "Sorry, Miss Judith is in Collinsport, and Edward's not home". Charity asks, "Who is this?" Beth replies, "Beth Chavez". Charity tells her, "I want you to listen to me very carefully. Jamison Collins has run away from the school. I'm sure he's going to Collinwood. When he gets there, I don't want you to let him out of your sight until I get there". Beth, shocked, asks, "He left the school alone?!" Terrified that Jamison is in the woods alone with the werewolf out there somewhere, Beth prepares to go out to look for him, but just as she is about to leave, Jamison comes bursting in through the front doors, quickly closing them behind him, and shouts, "I've got to hide! He'll be here any second!" Beth asks, "Who?" Jamison replies, "Reverend Trask! I ran away from the school!" Beth tells him, "I know. Miss Trask called and told me". Jamison exclaims, "I've got to hide! He chased me all the way!" Beth asks, "Did you see him chasing you?" Jamison replies, "No, but I heard him! I was going to go the the cottage, but this was closer!" There's a knock at the front door. Beth quickly pushes Jamison into the drawing room and closes the doors, then lets Charity and Tim in. Charity says, "I've come for the boy, Miss Chavez. I know he's here. I want you to turn him over to me at once!" Beth lies, "I haven't seen Jamison since you called. I'm afraid the boy's father will be very upset when he hears about this!" Charity suggests, "Maybe he's at the old house. I'll phone there and see!" Beth tells her, "You can't. There's no phone at the old house". Charity then says, "Then I'll wait in the drawing room for the boy's father to return". Beth, without thinking, exclaims, "No!" Charity asks, "Is there something in there you don't want me to see?" Beth lies, "No". Charity opens the doors and goes inside, but there's no one in there. She asks, "Mind if I search the house?" Beth replies, "You'll have to get Edward's permission to do that". Charity sees curtains moving and announces, "I don't think that'll be necessary! Jamison's here! Jamison, would you please come out?" Nothing happens. Charity looks behind the curtains but finds no one there. Beth asks, "Satisfied, Miss Trask?" Charity, surprised, says, "He must be here! I saw the curtains moving! The windows are open!" Beth replies, "That was the wind you saw moving the curtains, and I opened the windows myself just before you came". Tim tells Charity, "We've got to go back to the school. What if your father comes back and finds that not only is Jamison gone, but that we've left the children alone as well?" Charity turns to leave. Tim says, in a knowing tone, "Thank you, Miss Chavez", to Beth, then leaves with Charity. Beth goes to the window and calls outside, "Jamison, are you out there? It's all right, Jamison, they've gone!", but receives no answer.

Beth arms herself with a revolver and goes out into the woods to look for Jamison. In the woods, she calls out, "Jamison! Jamison, don't hide from me!" She hears a noise and calls, "Jamison, is that you?", but when she turns and looks, sees the werewolf perched atop a large boulder. The werewolf growls and prepares to pounce on her. She aims the revolver at it...

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Episode 754
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: May 8, 1969
Air Date: May 15, 1969 Thursday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
538
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Alex Stevens as Werewolf

The werewolf pounces on Beth. Beth shouts, "No, Quentin, No!", but before she can shoot, the werewolf pounces on her. Edward and Barnabas, who are in the area, hear Beth's screams and come running to her aid. Edward, seeing the werewolf, shouts, "OH MY GOD!" Barnabas drives Quentin off by beating him with the silver handle of his walking stick. Barnabas is about to run after the animal, but Edward tells him, "Don't go after him! We must go back to the house and call the police!" Barnabas asks, "Have you ever seen that creature before?" Edward replies, "Good God no!" Barnabas reminds him, "Jamison's out here! We must find him!" Edward replies, "Yes, but first you must help me get Beth back to Collinwood. We'll get guns there and look for him".

Jamison runs to the cottage. He looks around, but sees no one there. Laura comes out of the bedroom and exclaims, "Jamison! Darling! I was thinking about you all night!" Jamison says, "I've run away from the school! Please don't make me go back, please! Go to Father, make up with him, please!" Laura replies, "Jamison, your father will never make up with me". Jamison says, "Then I'll have to go back to the school! He'd never let me stay with you if you don't make up with him! He won't even let me stay at Collinwood!" Laura tells him, "You don't have to go back to that school, Jamison. You can come with me. We could be together, always!" Jamison asks, "If I go with you, would I be able to come back here to visit Quentin?" Laura replies, "Quentin won't be here much longer". Jamison asks, "How do you know?" Laura replies, "I just know. I love you, Jamison, that's why I'm asking you to come with me. The place I'm going to is so beautiful! Everything's different there, even time is different!" Jamison asks, "How could time be different?" Laura replies, "It is!" Jamison remarks, "It must be very, very far away. I've never heard of a place like that". Laura tells him, "You'll love it there, Jamison! It's a place for very special people!" Jamison asks, "Does it have a name?" Laura replies, "Every place has a name, but I won't tell you what it is until you come with me. I'll have to leave soon. Come with me! Nora will, I'm sure of it! We'll be happy, the three of us, like we used to be!" Jamison starts to protest, "But Father..." Laura tells him, "Father won't be able to stop us! We'll trick him!" Jamison asks, "When are you going?" Laura tells him, "If you say yes, we'll leave tonight". Jamison says, "Yes!" Laura tells him, "We'll leave soon, then. We'll be together, always!"

At Collinwood, Edward, still looking shocked, gasps, "That animal, it was wearing clothes! I couldn't have imagined it! And when he ran off, he ran like a man!" He loads a rifle for himself, then loads a pistol and gives it to Barnabas. Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps Jamison went to the cottage". Edward tells him, "I'll go look there. You go search the woods", and leaves. Barnabas thinks to himself, "For the first time since I've come to this time, I know why I'm here! There's a werewolf here at Collinwood! There must be some connection with Chris! But what does it have to do with Quentin?"

At the cottage, Laura takes out her scarab and chants, "Nora, Nora! Wherever you are, come to me!" She suddenly stops when she is interrupted by a knock at the door and a voice shouting, "Laura!". She answers it. It's Edward. Seeing that he's carrying a rifle, Laura caustically asks, "Are you here to kill me?" Edward asks, "Is he here?" Laura asks, "Is who here?" Edward replies, "Is Jamison here?" Laura, feigning ignorance, asks, "Jamison?" Edward says, "He ran away from the school. Is he here, Laura?" Laura remarks, "You always seem to be having trouble with Jamison and Nora. There's always something happening". Edward tells her, "There's a wild animal in the area! Beth was attacked by a horrible wolf-like creature!" Laura exclaims, "Then you'd better search for Jamison!" Edward asks, "He's not here? If you're lying, Laura..." Laura feigns offence and asks, "How could you accuse me of lying?" Edward replies, "Because you've so often and so convincingly in the past!" and leaves. Laura takes her scarab again and resumes chanting, "Nora, hear my voice! Jamison and I are leaving! Come with us, Nora! I will protect you! Come to me now, Nora!"

At Collinwood, Beth is pacing around the drawing room nervously. She hears the werewolf howling outside and becomes even more nervous. Barnabas, having searched the woods unsuccessfully, returns. Beth asks, "Any news? Did you see the animal?" Barnabas remarks, "Curious. I would have thought the first one you'd be asking about would be Jamison". Beth lies, "I'm just upset". Barnabas tells her, "I've come back to get Quentin. The more people we have looking for Jamison, the better the chances we'll find him". Beth tells him, "Quentin's not here. He's in Collinsport". Edward returns and announces, "It's incredible! He's just disappeared!" Barnabas asks, "Are you sure he wasn't with him mother?" Edward replies, "Yes". Edward picks up the phone and asks, "Get me the police!" Beth exclaims, "No!" Edward asks, "What?!" Beth replies, "I'm just nervous. I don't know why I said that" As Edward talks to the police, Barnabas tells Beth, "If Quentin returns, tell him I'll be at the cottage. I'll be there for the next hour or so. Tell him if I'm not there, I'll be at the old house. Be sure you tell him! It's vital he come see me!" and leaves. Beth is alarmed to hear Edward telling the police, "You must hunt that animal down before it hurts Jamison!"

At the cottage, Laura continues her spell to call Nora. She is interrupted by Jamison coming out of the bedroom. She asks, "What's the matter?" Jamison replies, "I think I have a temperature. Do I?" Laura feels his forehead and replies, "Perhaps". Jamison tells her, "I don't want to be sick! I won't be able to go with you if I'm sick!" Laura assures him, "It'll be all over before we go". Jamison asks, "Do you know what's making me sick?" Laura replies, "Yes". Jamison exclaims, "Then do something about it!" Laura promises, "I will. Just go back to bed and go to sleep". Jamison asks, "After I go with you, will we be together all the time?" Laura promises, "Yes, all the time" and takes him into the bedroom. Unbeknownst to her, Barnabas is fluttering outside the window in the form of a bat, spying on them. He materializes inside the room. He picks up the scarab and examines it. Laura comes back out. Seeing Barnabas, she demands, "What are you doing here?" Barnabas replies, "I have come for Jamison". Seeing that he is holding the scarab, she demands, "May I have that please?" Barnabas replies, "I'll give it to you when you give me the boy. It's Egyptian, if I'm not mistaken. I believe it was once used in the Egyptian occult..." Laura says, "I don't know anything about its history, but it's mine!", and grabs it from him. Barnabas asks, "Where's Jamison?" Laura lies, "He's not here". Barnabas tells her, "I know he is. I saw him from the window". Laura asks, "Why do you want to take him away from me?" Barnabas replies, "I want him to stay alive!" Laura asks, "You think I'd hurt him?!" Barnabas replies, "I know what you are! You have no right calling yourself his mother! Now, for the last time, give me the boy!" Laura casts a spell that immobilizes Barnabas and cause him to feel like he's on fire, and says, "Now, are you convinced you cannot take my son?", but Jamison comes out of the bedroom suddenly and Laura stops her spell. Jamison, delirious from fever, looks at Barnabas and exclaims, "Quentin! You've come to say goodbye!" Barnabas exclaims, "He's delirious!" Laura gasps, "Stay away from me!" to Barnabas. Jamison says, "Don't worry, Mother. Quentin won't hurt you. He promised me!" She orders him, "Go back to bed!", but Barnabas grabs him and runs out the door. Laura goes to the door and shouts, "You'll pay for this! Before this night is over, I'll see you'll pay!"

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Episode 755
1897
(COL 14/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: May 9, 1969
Air Date: May 16, 1969 Friday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
539
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Roger Davis as Dirk Wilkins
David Selby as Quentin Collins

The great estate of Collinwood in the year 1897, a year of trial for every member of the Collins family… for the house is filled with terrifying secrets, and as the night passes there is more chance each will become known. For Barnabas Collins risked his life to save a child from a horrifying death.

Laura goes to Collinwood, where she finds Barnabas in the foyer with Beth. Barnabas has brought Jamison up to his room, where Edward is watching over him. Laura says, "I've come to see how Jamison is doing". Barnabas, knowing that Jamison is safe upstairs with Edward, excuses himself, saying he has important business to attend to.

Laura is staring at the portrait of Barnabas. Beth returns down into the foyer. Laura asks, "Am I to see my son?" Beth replies, "I'm afraid Edward said no". Laura asks, "How is he?" Beth replies, "He seems weak". Laura asks, "Why are you watching me?" Beth replies, "I was told to lock the door after you left". Laura, puzzled, asks, "Left?" Beth explains, "You are not to stay here". Laura angrily replies, "I will stay here! What if Jamison gets worse and starts to call for me? If he called for Barnabas or Quentin, Edward would let them see him, wouldn't he? Why not me?" She looks at the portrait and mumbles, "Barnabas. Even the ring, the same!" Beth tells Laura, "Mrs. Collins, if you go, I'll promise to call the cottage and tell you if there's any change in Jamison's condition" to try to convince her to leave, but Laura continues to ramble, "Such a strange man with such strange habits, like a creature of the night". She asks Beth, "Have you ever seen Barnabas during the day?" Beth, puzzled, asks, "What?" Laura repeats, "Have you ever seen him here during the day?" Beth thinks for a moment, then replies, "Um, no. I don't think I have. But he could have been here. I might have been upstairs and didn't see him". Laura remarks, "I don't think so. I don't think he's ever seen the sunlight come through these windows". She tells Beth, "You may leave now, and close the doors, please!" Beth does as instructed. Laura goes to the fire and starts to pray, "Great Ra, I ask for one more favor from you! My enemy is close on my trail! Help me!"

Beth goes outside and notices that the sun is rising. She thinks to herself, "What if Quentin should come back? She's inside! She'll see him!", then goes inside and goes upstairs.

Inside the drawing room, Laura continues to pray to Ra, "I shall ask for nothing more if you will let Barnabas Collins die! Give me the power to make that happen!" She then summons Dirk. Dirk comes and asks, "You wanted me?" Laura orders him, "Go to the old house! Look through the window. Come back and tell me when it's over". Dirk asks, "When what's over?" Laura replies, "You'll know it when you see it".

At the old house, Barnabas is writing a letter to Quentin about Laura's threat, "Laura has threatened me and I know she intends to carry out that threat..." Unknown to him, Dirk is spying through the window. When Barnabas finishes the letter, Barnabas he sees that dawn has arrived and prepares to go down to the cellar to "bed", but suddenly a fire appears in front of him and blocks his way. More fires appear, and Barnabas soon finds himself surrounded by fires with no way out. He vanishes into thin air. Dirk is shocked.

Dirk returns to Collinwood and reports what he saw to Laura, exclaiming, "Barnabas just vanished! One moment he was there, the next, he wasn't! He was surrounded by flames, but somehow he got out! I don't understand!" Laura explains, "He's not human". Dirk asks, "Not human?" Laura replies, "I'll prove it to you. Go to the old house. There's a secret room there. Edward showed it to me when we were first married. It's behind the bookcase. There's a secret lever that opens it". Dirk protests, "But Barnabas might catch me!" Laura assures him, "He won't. He's not there during the day". Dirk asks, "What do you expect me to find in there?" Laura replies, "Old books, diaries and letters. Look for anything written in the last century about Barnabas Collins! Hurry!"

Quentin, clothes tattered, is outside the front door of Collinwood. He hears Dirk and Laura talking inside and quickly hides behind some bushes. Dirk and Laura leave. Quentin comes out of hiding and goes inside. He tries to crawl up the stairs, but collapses. Beth comes out of the bedroom hallway onto the landing and sees him. She gasps, "Oh, Quentin! Come!", and takes him into the drawing room and locks the doors. Quentin exclaims, "You know! What happened to me, Beth? What happens to me? Tell me!" Beth asks, "What do you remember?" Quentin replies, "I was in my room, I felt pain, and you pushed me into that pentagram, then I don't remember". He holds up his bloodied hands and says, "Look at these hands! What happened?" Beth replies, "You changed" Quentin asks, "Into what?" Beth replies, "An animal! They saw you too, Barnabas and Edward. Barnabas hit you with his silver cane. You ran off. They described you as a wolf that walks like a man". Quentin moans, "Oh my God!" Beth says, "There must be something we can do, Quentin, there must!" Quentin asks, "Who did I kill?" Beth lies, "No one". Quentin says, "You're lying!" Beth tells him, "It wasn't you, it was the curse!" Quentin growls, "I'm going to kill Magda!" Beth begs, "No, Quentin! She's our only hope to end the curse!" Quentin asks, "What if it happens again tonight? What are we going to do?" Beth replies, "We have until tonight to think of something" There's a loud banging at the door, followed by the sound of Laura's voice demanding to be let in. Beth stalls her by lying, "I can't find the key". Quentin goes out through the window.

Dirk sneaks into the old house and finds that there is indeed a secret room behind the bookcase, just as Laura had said there would be.

At Collinwood, Beth lets Laura into the drawing room. Laura remarks, "I thought I heard Quentin in here". Beth replies, "Up so early? You should know better than that, Mrs. Collins!" Laura remarks, "I know that this is the time he usually comes home. Unless you've changed him". Beth, pretending to be offended by the implication that there's something going on between her and Quentin, says, "Excuse me, Mrs. Collins. I must go see how Jamison is" and leaves. At the old house, Dirk looks through the documents secreted in the secret room and finds a journal written by Ben Stokes. He reads a sentence from it aloud, "I will tell you the story of Barnabas Collins and how he died - or did he?"

Dirk is back at Collinwood, showing Laura the journal and telling her, "But he didn't tell the secret!" Laura replies, "He told us enough. He told us Barnabas Collins HAD a secret". Dirk protests, "But remember the last line he wrote: 'I cannot write more here. The secret will go to the grave with me'". Laura replies, "Then we'll go to his grave". Dirk continues to complain, "But all this proves is that Barnabas Collins didn't really go to England, and that's all!" Laura, exasperated, says, "When are you going to learn? Come with me!"

At Collinwood, Beth tells Quentin, "Quentin, there's no full moon tonight". Quentin asks, "What if I'm not like the ones the books talk about? What if I change even if there isn't a full moon?!" They are interrupted by Barnabas coming in through the front door. He tells Quentin, "I've found out some very important things about Laura! I must speak to you!", but Quentin, preoccupied with his own problems, just replies, "Not now, Barnabas!", and rushes out of the room.

Having waited until after nightfall to avoid being seen, Laura and Dirk go to the cemetery and dig up Ben Stokes' coffin, which they find marked by a stone that says, "Ben Stokes, 1756-1816*". Inside the coffin, they find another journal. Ben, it seems, was being literal when he said he would take the secret to the grave with him. Laura excitedly exclaims, "There it is! The book! The secret's there! Give it to me!" Dirk gets the book and gives it to her. As Laura is reading it with great interest, Dirk notices that someone has snuck up (or maybe appeared) behind them. He nudges Laura and exclaims, "Look!". Laura turns and looks. She sees Barnabas standing there... *This contradicts what Professor Stokes said during the "Adam" storyline, where he says Ben lived to be 75 years old (Episode 464).

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Episode 756
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: May 12, 1969
Air Date: May 19, 1969 Monday
Writer:
Violet Welles
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
540
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Roger Davis as Dirk Wilkins
Denise Nickerson as Nora Collins

Collinwood in the year 1897... While Barnabas Collins seeks solutions to the desperate problems that plague the present, Laura Collins looks into the past to find an answer of her own. Buried with a dead man is the answer she hopes will help her destroy her enemy, Barnabas.

Laura exclaims, "You!" Barnabas remarks, "Robbing a grave is a bizarre activity for one as beautiful as you". Laura replies, "I'm not robbing a grave!" Barnabas asks, "Then why are you holding something that doesn't belong to you?", and grabs Ben's secret journal from her. Laura demands, "Give that to me!". Dirk tries to attack Barnabas and take the journal from him, but Barnabas easily overcomes him using only one hand. Dirk lies unconscious. Laura exclaims, "You're not human!" Barnabas asks, "Then what am I, Laura?" Laura replies, "I'm not sure, but I'm sure that book has a name for you!" She tells him, "I've come back for one thing, my children! If you try to stop me, I'll destroy you!" Barnabas replies, "You are the one who will be destroyed, Laura", and vanishes. Dirk regains consciousness and asks, "What happened?" Laura replies, "I now know what I've suspected for a long time. He and the original Barnabas Collins are one and the same!" Dirk protests, "But the original Barnabas Collins lived a hundred years ago!" Laura remarks, "Yes, I was very fond of him then, but not anymore". Dirk asks, "How could he still be alive?" Laura replies, "He's not human! You saw how he vanished at the old house! You saw what he did to you just now! He's the one who made me vanish at the cottage! I can't let him do it again! We must go away!" Dirk asks, "All of us?" Laura replies, "As soon as I take care of Barnabas Collins! Go to the old house and search every room!" Dirk asks, "For what?" Laura replies, "Barnabas Collins' secret. Meet me at the cottage when you've found it. When I've learned Barnabas' Collins' secret and found out where he's vulnerable, I'm going to strike quickly and without mercy!"

At the temporary school, Charity scolds Nora, "My father will be very angry when he finds out you've gotten your shoes wet!" Nora protests, "But I didn't know it was wet outside!" Charity tells her, "Put them by the fire and dry them out" and leaves. Barnabas materializes in the room. Nora turns and, surprised to see him standing there, exclaims, "Barnabas! Where did you come from?" Barnabas replies, "I've been waiting for you, Nora". Nora points out, "I didn't see you". Barnabas lies, "You just didn't notice me", and tells her, "I've been watching you, Nora." Nora asks, "Why?" Barnabas replies, "To see if you're happy. Are you happy, Nora?" Nora replies, "I want to be with my mother and Jamison, not here". Barnabas tells her, "You'd better take your shoes to the fire before Miss Trask comes back". Nora just stands there. Barnabas says, "Go ahead", but she looks reluctant. Barnabas asks, "Is there something about the fire that frightens you? I know all about it, and I'm going to make it all right! Look into my eyes! What do you see?" Nora replies, "I see myself, very small". Barnabas adds, "And very frightened. Keep looking into my eyes, and you will be less frightened..."

Dirk sneaks into the old house and begins to search.

At the school, Barnabas asks Nora, "Do you understand what I have told you?" Nora replies, "I understand". Barnabas adds, "One more thing. You must tell no one I've come to see you. My visit and everything I've told you must remain secret!" Nora replies, "Yes". Charity comes into the room and is surprised to find Barnabas there with Nora. She asks, "Barnabas! What are you doing here?" Barnabas replies, "I came to have a little chat with Nora". He turns to Nora and tells her, "Go to bed, my dear. I can assure you you will have no more frightening dreams". Nora says, "Goodnight, Cousin Barnabas", and leaves. Charity tells Barnabas, "Barnabas, you shouldn't have come here!" Barnabas replies, "I had to, to keep that child alive". Charity asks, "What do you mean?" Barnabas explains, "Laura Collins is on her way to take Nora. When she comes, you are to let her in". Charity protests, "I can't! My father ordered me not to! He'll punish me!" Barnabas tells her, "You will carry out my orders! Close your eyes, and your fear will disappear! Think about the old house, and the last time you were there!" Charity closes her eyes and says, "I drank wine. It made me feel so warm. My father doesn't approve of wine.." While her eyes are closed, Barnabas bites her.

At the old house, Dirk, having found nothing upstairs, comes down into the living room. He sees the cellar door and decides to search down there. He takes out a ring of keys and starts to open the door.

At the school, Barnabas asks Charity, "Do you understand what you must do?" Charity replies, "Yes" There's a knock at the door. Barnabas tells Charity, "Go ahead. Answer it", and vanishes. Charity opens the door. It's Laura. Pretending to be surprised, Charity asks, "Mrs. Collins! What are you doing here?" Laura replies, "I had to come!" Charity reminds her, "You know how my father disapproves of relatives coming to visit this late!" Noticing that Charity seems to be acting strangely, Laura asks, "Is something the matter, Miss Trask?" Charity lies, "I was just going over the accounts. The price of food these days is truly shocking!" Laura tells her, "After tonight, you'll have one less mouth to feed". Charity asks, "What do you mean?" Laura replies, "I've come to take Nora with me" She tells Charity to get Nora, adding, "Don't tell her it's me! I want it to be a surprise!"

At the old house, Dirk goes down into the cellar and finds Barnabas' coffin. He opens it and finds it empty.

Charity brings Nora to Laura. Laura asks, "Surprised to see me?" Nora replies, "Yes". Laura tells her, "I've got another surprise for you. I've come to take you away with me! You, Jamison and I are going away together, just like you've always wanted!" Nora just stands there. Laura asks, "Is there something troubling you?" Nora remains silent. Laura says, "I know what it is! You've dreamed about this moment for so long! You're afraid you'll wake up and find that this is just another dream! It's not a dream! I'm really here to take you away!" Nora finally speaks, "I don't want to go away with you! I don't want to leave Collinwood until I grow up!" Laura protests, "But you said you wanted to go away with me!" Nora replies, "No, I said I wanted you to live at Collinwood with me! I don't want to leave Collinwood!" Laura asks, "What's happened? Did someone tell you to say that?" Nora replies, "No". Laura asks, "Then what's happened?" Nora replies, "When I used to have dreams about you, it was when you were kind and gentle, it was before I was afraid of you". Laura exclaims, "How can you be afraid of me?!" Nora replies, "You're different now". They are interrupted by Charity coming back into the room with Nora's luggage. She tells Laura, "Here are Nora's things", but Laura replies, "Take them back. Nora's not going anywhere. I'm afraid I'm the one who was surprised this time. I should have anticipated this!". She remarks, "Miss Trask, it appears that your father's rule against late visits by relatives was broken TWICE tonight!", clearly suspecting that it was Barnabas who was responsible for Nora's reaction to her.

Later, Dirk tells Laura about the empty coffin he found in the cellar of the old house. Hearing this, Laura announces, "Now I know the secret Ben put in his diary! I know the secret of Barnabas Collins! He is a man born in the 18th century but is still alive today!" Dirk asks, "What do you mean?" Laura replies, "He lives by night, but spends the day in that coffin". Dirk asks, "You mean that coffin's his?" Laura replies, "Yes, he's one of the living dead". Dirk, not understanding, asks, "Living dead?" Laura replies, "He's a vampire". Dirk exclaims, "Oh my God!" Laura calmly says, "It'll be easy to take care of him, as easy as it was for him to turn Nora against me! I'll destroy him in the morning, when he's completely helpless!"

After dawn, Barnabas returns to the old house. Dirk and Laura, hiding behind some trees outside, see him go inside. After waiting for a few minutes, they go into the old house. Laura tells Dirk, "No one must come in here! You must watch!" She takes out the well known tools and announces, "Two simple tools, a stake and a hammer, and Barnabas Collins will cease to exist forever!" She goes down into the cellar. Dirk pulls out a revolver and stands guard. Down in the cellar, Laura opens the coffin. Barnabas is lying in there. Laura remarks, "Long ago, when you were a little boy with sad little eyes, did those eyes see this moment when you would be destroyed forever?", places the stake over his heart and raises the hammer...

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Episode 757
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: May 13, 1969
Air Date: May 20, 1969 Tuesday
Writer:
Violet Welles
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
541
Lara Parker as Angelique
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda

But Angelique suddenly appears and stops her. Laura gasps, "Who are you? What are you doing here?" Angelique replies, "I'll relieve you of these, and then we'll talk", and grabs the hammer and stake from Laura. Laura calls for help, "Dirk!!! Dirk", but Angelique tells her, "Don't bother. He won't answer you". Laura asks, "What have you done to him?" Angelique replies, "He's just gone, that's all". Laura asks, "Who are you?" Angelique says, "You seem rather interested in me. You've always fascinated me. Laura Stockbridge Collins, one of the famous Collins beauties. I remember that portrait of you that used to hang in Jeremiah Collins' study. It was so beautiful. But perhaps time is taking its toll on you. You're starting to look rather wooden". She tells Laura who she is. Laura complains, "I came back for only one thing, my children! Barnabas is trying to stop me!" Angelique replies, "I will not let you harm him. I will remain devoted to him, no matter what". Laura scoffs, "Then you are a fool! If he really had a choice, do you think Barnabas Collins would choose you? Do you think you could have him without your spells and potions? You are a failure as a woman!" Angelique, furious, vows, "I am going to destroy you!", and starts up the stairs. But when she is halfway up, a fire suddenly appears to bar her way. Laura comes up behind Angelique and warns her, "I must warn you, I am not without powers!" Seeing the look on Angelique's face, she adds, "And it is good to see you are not without fear!". The fires goes out and Laura brushes up the stairs past Angelique into the living room. Magda is there. She shouts, "Mrs. Collins! What are you doing here?", but Laura walks past Magda without answering and leaves the old house. Angelique, who's also come upstairs, tells Magda, "She won't answer you, Magda". Magda asks, "What is she doing here?" Angelique replies angrily, "Do you know where I found her? At Barnabas' coffin with a stake and hammer! Where were you? You were supposed to be protecting him!" Magda explains, "I was at my sister's grave with some flowers". Angelique replies, "You should have been here! We must do something about Laura! Go to Collinwood and get Quentin Collins for me!" Magda replies, "Get him yourself! He is not worth five minutes of my time!" Angelique warns her, "Get him for me, or you will be joining your sister in the graveyard!"

Quentin is getting himself drunk in the drawing room at Collinwood. Having finished an entire bottle of liquor, he exits the drawing room and starts up the stairs, but there's a knock at the door. He answers it, sees that it's Magda and laughs, saying, "You can go now! I understand everything! Out! Out! Why are you here? Aren't you finished with me? You've done it all, you gypsy witch hag, you've done it all!" He starts up the stairs, but stumbles and falls. Magda scowls, "Fool! You think I've destroyed you? You've destroyed yourself! Poor Jenny, how could she ever have loved you? If she could see you now, it would break her heart!" Quentin starts to beg, "She did love me - past tense. And I did love her. For the sake of that love, and for her, please end the curse, Magda!" Magda refuses. Quentin threatens, "I'm going to kill you!", but Magda calmly replies, "Please be quiet and listen, Quentin. I'm not here because I want to see your face. SHE wants to see you". Quentin asks, "Who?" Magda replies, "Angelique". Seeing Quentin's reaction to the name, she remarks, "I see you're afraid of her. You can't fool her with your smile and your charm like you did Jenny and Beth and all the others".

Quentin goes to the old house. Angelique tells him, "Barnabas went away for the rest of the day, but before he left, he told me everything about Laura. I found her going through the house like a thief - but what she wanted to steal was Barnabas' life. Laura practices the Black Arts, doesn't she?" Quentin replies, "Yes". Angelique lies, "She put a spell on this house, a spell that will harm Barnabas when he returns", not wanting to tell Quentin about Barnabas' vampirism. Quentin asks, "What do you want me to do about it?" Angelique replies, "When someone tries to hurt Barnabas, it's like putting a knife through my heart. I want you to help me". Quentin exclaims, "Leave me alone, Angelique! Do I l look like someone who could help? I can't even help myself!" Angelique warns him, "People are either on my side, or they're against me. However bad things are for you now, Quentin, they could only be worse with me as an enemy!" Quentin reluctantly agrees to help. Angelique asks, "Did you ever manage to find the urn I told you about?" Quentin replies, "Yes, and I put the fire out as you instructed. Laura almost died as a result, but she prayed to the dark gods and they gave her a scarab which will give her enough life force to live 20 generations". (How he knows all this is not explained). Angelique remarks, "Then the logical thing to do is get the scarab. Where is it?" Quentin replies, "She always keeps it close to her". Angelique calls out, "Magda!" Magda comes. Angelique tells her, "There's a matter of theft I need you for!" She orders her to steal Laura's scarab. Magda asks, "How will I manage to do that?" Angelique replies, "You'll think of something. Or I'll tell Barnabas how you left him unguarded this morning. My feeling is he'll kill you". Quentin protests, "He can't kill her!" Angelique asks, "Why?" Quentin replies, "Because if she dies, I'll have to live with the curse forever!". Angelique tells him, "I don't care anything about the curse; all I care about is Barnabas".

Magda goes to the cottage and tells Laura, "You know the secret of Barnabas!" Laura replies, "Soon, the whole world will know". Magda tells her, "I don't care what happens to Barnabas. What he did to my Sandor, my man! Let him die!" Laura asks, "Then why are you here?" Magda replies, "I'm concerned about how he dies! If you tell about him, when they come for him, they will come for Sandor too! I want you to kill him first. There is another way you can kill him. He can be killed with silver bullets. I will get them for you on one condition. You will use them. Then Sandor will be free, and we will leave here. So simple an answer, five silver bullets!" Laura replies, "All right. It's settled", but Magda tells her, "There is one problem. Silver bullets cannot be bought for the few pennies I have in my purse". Laura tells her, "I have money. I'll get it", and leaves the room. While she is away, Magda searches the room. She finds the scarab hidden behind a pillow on the couch and pockets it. Laura returns with the money, "Here. Now get me the bullets" Magda replies cryptically, "They are the answer to many things, my lady!"

Later, at the Collinwood, Angelique, now in possession of the scarab, remarks to Quentin, Magda did well. Now we can begin the ceremony. Have you brought he Book of the Dead?" Quentin replies, "Yes", and holds it out for her, but she tells him, "No, you keep it. You will be performing the ceremony". Quentin tells her, "I'd prefer not to. It comes too close to the ancient gods for comfort". Angelique tells him, "I can assure you the only one who will feel discomfort is Laura". She takes out a red wax doll and asks it, "Isn't that true, my dear? Now I will place you on your funeral pyre, a bed of fire to lie on for all eternity!" She places the doll in the unlit fireplace, lights a fire, and orders Quentin, "Begin the ceremony!" Quentin starts reading from the Book of the Dead: "Amon Ra, Prince of Light and Radiance, Creator of what came into being when the world first formed! Accept this sacrifice to thee..."

At the cottage, Laura appears to feel something and starts searching frantically for the scarab....

Quentin continues to chant, "Son of Fire, accept this sacrifice!" Angelique smiles evilly...

Not finding the scarab, Laura starts to pray at thee fire to Ra, "Oh, Great God Ra, giver of warmth and power, hear me! Protect me! Crush my enemies!"

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Episode 758
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: May 14, 1969
Air Date: May 21, 1969 Wednesday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
542
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
David Selby as Quentin Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Diana Millay as Laura Collins

Laura calls to Ra to send Jamison to help her.

At Collinwood, Judith is watching over Jamison. Jamison starts to babble deliriously, "Fire! The whole house is on fire! Water! Water!" Judith, not knowing what to do, says, "I'll bring you a glass of water", and leaves to get one. Jamison gets up and leaves.

At the Collinwood, Quentin continues to chant, "Oh, Ra! I call to thee to take thy servant Laura, take her to thy breast!", but suddenly, Angelique is shocked to see her fire go out. She exclaims, "Laura! She's fighting us!" She tries to relight the fire, but finds that it won't stay lit. She exclaims, "The fire won't light! Quentin! You must call on Seth!" Quentin exclaims, "No! It's not good to call on the God of Death!" Angelique warns him, "You have more to fear if Laura lives! She'll know you were a part of this!" Quentin, more frightened of Laura than the God of Death, starts to chant, "Seth, God of Death who first brought Death to Man, rekindle the fire! Show Ra your power is greater than his!" The fire starts to blaze brightly again. Quentin says, "Thank You, Seth!" Angelique echoes him, "Thank You, Seth!" Quentin continues to pray to Seth. Angelique echoes each of his verses. Suddenly, Jamison comes bursting into the room and shouts, "NO!!! You're hurting her! I won't let you, I won't!" The fire goes out. Quentin starts to go to Jamison, but Jamison shouts, "Don't come near me! I know what you're doing! That doll, I know what it is!" Judith comes into the room and says, "Jamison, come back to bed", but Jamison exclaims, "No, not until they stop what they're doing!" Quentin tells Judith, "He's delirious", but Jamison shouts, "No, that's not true!" Judith tries to quiet Jamison down, "Jamison, there's no use getting yourself so upset", but Jamison asks Quentin, "Why don't you tell them what you were doing?" Judith turns to Quentin and Angelique and asks, "What were you two doing?" Angelique replies, "Just waiting for Barnabas". Jamison asks, "What about that doll? Surely that will show I'm telling the truth!" He points to the fireplace. Judith looks in the fireplace and tells him, "There's nothing there. What are you talking about? My poor darling!", fearing that Jamison is losing his mind. Jamison collapses. They put him on the couch. Judith discusses Jamison's hallucinations, "It's as if he believes his dreams. It's all so strange. The doctor says there's nothing wrong with him, but there is! Do you think his mother has anything to do with his illness? Whatever I feel about Laura, I can't believe any mother can be so lacking in love. Quentin, you must know..." When she turns to look at Jamison on the couch, she is shocked to see that he's gone and runs to look for him. Quentin tells Angelique, "Laura probably knows we're the ones who did this to her. She's probably planning something now". Angelique replies, "Then we'd better do something. Get me a full length mirror". Quentin asks, "Why?" Angelique replies, in a caustic tone, "Because I want to look at myself! I have my secrets, even from you. Now go, Quentin!"

Jamison goes to the cottage and finds his mother Laura lying on the floor unconscious. He cries, "Mother!", and she regains consciousness. She exclaims, "Jamison! Thank you! Thank you!" Jamison tells her, "You gave me such a fright when I saw you lying there!" Laura tells him, "I'm fine now". Jamison asks, "Why does Quentin hate you so much". Laura replies, "It's Angelique". Jamison asks, "Not Quentin?" Laura tells him, "I know now that Quentin is a very weak man. He just does what he is told to do". Jamison asks, "Is that wrong?" Laura replies, "For a boy, no. For a man, yes". Jamison asks, "Why does Angelique hate you so much?" Laura replies, "Because I know a secret, one she doesn't want me to know". Jamison asks, "What? I like secrets!" Laura tells him, "It's about Barnabas, about what he does during that day". Jamison, puzzled, says, "That's no secret. I already know what he does during the day. He goes to Bangor every day". Laura replies, "Yes, Jamison, he does", then asks, "You still want to come with me, don't you? You haven't changed your mind?" Jamison replies, "No, I still want to come with you"

Quentin and Judith run into one another in the foyer. Quentin asks, "Find him?" Judith replies, "No. You should have come with me! You would have been fast enough to catch him as he ran down the path!" Quentin apoligizes, "Sorry. I had to stay". Judith exclaims, "And I know why! You and Angelique, behind Barnabas' back! I won't have it!" They are interrupted by Laura coming in through the front doors with Jamison. He is taken up to bed. Quentin remarks to Laura, "I'm surprised you brought him back". Laura replies, "I didn't want Edward coming to the cottage screaming that I had him". She turns to Judith and tells her, "I have learned a secret, one I must tell you. Alone. Judith, I warn you. It's not pleasant, not pleasant at all. Shall we go into the drawing room? It's about what's going on at the old house" They go into the drawing room, closing the doors and leaving Quentin in the foyer. Judith asks, "What's going on at the old house?" Laura replies, "It's about Cousin Barnabas. That portrait of him you have on the wall in the foyer, you will take it from the wall and burn it after you hear what I have to say!" Judith says, "I don't understand". Laura starts to say, "Barnabas Collins is a..." but before she finish her sentence, Angelique comes bursting in through the doors, her eyes staring intently at Laura. Laura grabs at her throat and finds that she can't speak. Judith asks, "What's wrong?" Angelique remarks innocently, "She seems to have lost her voice, Miss Collins!" Laura gasps, "AHHH...AHHH...", and runs from the room. Judith and Angelique run out into the foyer. Quentin asks, "What's going on here? She didn't tell you that secret she was talking about, did she, dear sister?" Judith replies, "No. She suddenly seems to have lost her voice! I've never seen anything like it before in my life". Angelique, continuing to feign innocence, remarks, "I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't been there myself!" Quentin remarks, "Laura's so full of lies, I'm surprised she hadn't strangled on them before now". Judith tells them, "I'm going up to see Jamison. Call me if she comes back". Quentin remarks, "I doubt she will". Judith goes upstairs. Quentin, knowing that Angelique was responsible for Laura's loss of voice and impressed by it, tells her, "You're beautiful and dangerous. Why do you want Barnabas and not me?" Angelique replies, "Because I love Barnabas, not you! Now listen to me carefully. Laura will be at her cottage right now plotting revenge. Go to the old house. I'll join you there shortly". Quentin complains about being left in the dark, "When are you going tell me what you're doing? First you tell me to go upstairs and get you a full length mirror, now you tell me to go to the old house!" Angelique admonishes him, "Stop acting like a child, Quentin!"

Quentin goes to the old house as instructed and is surprised to find that Angelique is already there. He asks, "How did you get here? I just left you!" Angelique just replies, "Shall we play a game of cards?" Quentin asks, "What do you want me here for?" Angelique replies cryptically, "I want you to be here when it happens". Quentin asks, "When what happens?" Angelique remains silent.

At the cottage, Laura prays to Ra, "There is a fire inside her! Let it happen, Great Ra! Unless you do, I am lost!"

At the old house, Quentin grabs Angelique's wrist and demands, "Tell me! What's going to happen?" Suddenly, he exclaims, "Your arm! It's hot!", and lets go of Angelique's wrist. Quentin gasps, "What's happening here? What?!"

At the cottage, Laura chants, "Like red coals bursting into flame, let the flames come, Great Ra!"

At the old house, Angelique suddenly stands up and starts to glow brightly, then bursts into flames...

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Episode 759
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: May 15, 1969
Air Date: May 22, 1969 Thursday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
543
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Roger Davis as Dirk Wilkins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda

Angelique burns up and completely disappears, leaving no trace of ash or fire. Quentin is shocked. He exclaims, "Angelique! Angelique!", then covers his face with his hands at the horror of the situation.

At the cottage, Laura gratefully thanks Ra, "Oh, Thank you, Ra, Thank you!" She looks very weak. Dirk come in and asks, "Laura! What's wrong?" Laura gasps weakly, "Help me!" Dirk tells her, "You've got to get some rest!" Laura speaks to Ra, "You're angry with me, aren't you, Ra? I've asked for your help too many times! You want me now! I'm coming!" Dirk assures her, "No one's going to take you! You're not leaving! I'm not going to let it happen!", but Laura tells him, "There's nothing you can do, Dirk. There's so much to do before I go", and collapses.

Magda returns to the old house and finds Quentin there. She caustically remarks, "Don't you like it at home? Why are you always here? This is not a public house! Go home!" Quentin just stands there, still in a state of shock over what happened to Angelique. Seeing the look of utter shock on his face, Magda asks, "Your eyes! What did you see? Have you been snooping this house?", fearing that he's been snooping around and is shocked because he's found Barnabas. Quentin finally exclaims, "I saw Angelique burn up!" Magda looks around the room and says, "There's been no fire here". Quentin tells her, "Laura burned her up!", and tells her about what happened to Angelique. Magda laughs and taunts him, "Hide, Quentin, hide! If Laura is powerful enough to do that to Angelique, think of what she'll do to you! You'd cannot stop Laura, you cannot fight Laura! Burn, Quentin, burn!" Quentin runs off in terror.

At the cottage, Dirk exclaims, "There must be something we can do, something we could try!" Laura replies, "The scarab! It will give me a little more time!" Dirk asks, "Where is it?" Laura tells him, "Angelique has it. It's in her room". Dirk protests, "She'll catch me if I go there!", but Laura assures him, "She won't! I can assure you she won't! Go quickly! I must rest for what I must do if you don't find it!"

At the old house, Barnabas arises and comes upstairs. Finding Magda in the living room, he remarks sarcastically, "Well, Magda, I'm honored to finally see you. When I returned this morning, where were you, and where was Sandor?" Magda, looking frightened, says, "I must tell you. Then I will know how angry you can get...", crosses herself, then tells him, "Laura, she knows about you! She knows you are a vampire!"

Magda tells Barnabas everything that happened during his daytime rest. He is incredulous that someone has finally managed to destroy Angelique. Magda remarks, "You are afraid now, aren't you, now that you don't have your Angelique to help you!" Barnabas replies, "I must figure out what to do next. Why did Angelique allow herself to be burned? Could Laura be so powerful she could not stop her? What does Quentin know about me? What did Angelique tell him before she was destroyed?" Magda replies, "She told him nothing". Barnabas asks, "Are you sure?" Magda replies, "I'm sure". Barnabas asks, "Then did Laura tell anyone?" Magda replies, "No, if she did, they would be here by now. She wants to take care of you herself". Barnabas tells her, "Then I must take care of her first. Then I will decide what to do with you and Sandor".

At the cottage, Laura is writing a letter. She finishes it and seals it. Dirk returns and tells her, "I couldn't find the scarab". Laura says, "Then he wants me back!" Dirk tells her, "I will give you life like I did before", and kisses her. But Laura remains weak. Dirk is shocked that it didn't work. Laura tells him, "He wants me back this time. He didn't before". Dirk begs, "Don't go!" Laura replies, "I promise I'll come for you later, and we'll be together forever". Dirk asks, "Why can't I come with you now?" Laura replies, "I must take the children first". She gives him the letter and tells him, "Give this letter to Judith". Dirk tells her, "She isn't home right now. She's at a town meeting". Laura replies, "Then give it to her when she returns. Give it to her, and no one else. It's very important". Dirk asks, "What is it?" Laura asks him, "What do you remember of last night?" Dirk replies, "I remember going to Ben's grave, then going to the old house to look for Barnabas". Laura asks, "Do you remember what I told you about him?" Dirk replies, "No". Laura asks, "Do you remember seeing Angelique?" Dirk replies, "No". Laura tells him, "She must have made you forget. I've evened the score with her. When Judith reads this letter, you will remember. Everyone will know about Barnabas! I must get Jamison. You will get a carriage and go to the school and get Nora. Nothing must go wrong, understand? Go quickly! I must have the children by midnight!" Dirk tells her, "You'd better come back for me quickly, Laura. They're going to know I helped you". She promises to do so. Unknown to them, a bat is fluttering outside the window watching them...

Dirk leaves the cottage to go to Collinwood to deliver the letter to Judith as instructed. But when he gets outside the doors of Collinwood, he is attacked by a bat...

The clock in the foyer reads 11:00. Laura goes to Collinwood, but when she walks into the foyer, she is surprised to find Barnabas there waiting for her. He remarks, "Good Evening, Laura. It's rather late for you to visit, isn't it?" Laura counters, "It may be late for me, but it's early for you. Your night is just beginning". Barnabas remarks, "I have much to do. I'm sure you do too. You're dressed for traveling". Laura replies, "That's none of your concern". Barnabas tells her, "It is my concern. You will not take Jamison. Your plans are already going wrong". Laura exclaims, "You're bluffing!" Barnabas tells her, "I know you are Laura Stockbridge Collins!" Laura replies, "I am. I remember so well when Jeremiah first brought me to the old house you followed me all around". Barnabas asks, "Were you a phoenix even then?" Laura asks, "I was so fond of you then! Have you forgotten?" Barnabas replies, "No". Laura begs, "Then let me take the children! It's not my fault I am what I am! You of all people should understand that!" Barnabas refuses, saying, "You are not to be trusted". Laura says, "Either Quentin or Angelique must have told you that, but you must not believe them. Neither can be trusted". Barnabas replies, "I found out not from them, but from someone else". He opens the door under the stairs. Dirk is lying there in a heap, unconscious. Laura goes to him and cries, "Dirk! Dirk!...He's dead! You killed him!" Barnabas replies, "No I didn't. I had no need to kill him. You gave him something I had to have". Laura exclaims, "My letter!" Barnabas replies, "Yes, your letter. It was written very eloquently. A pity no other eyes will read it but mine. I've already burned it". Laura exclaims, "You can't stop me! You have no one to protect you now! You have no power over me!" Barnabas confidently says, "You will not leave this house with Jamison!" Laura counters, "I will go up and get him! Do what you want, and you will see how powerless you are! You can do nothing!"

Laura goes to Jamison's room and calls, "Jamison! Wake up, darling! I've come for you as I promised I would! Jamison!", but when she lifts the bedcovers, she is surprised to find that what appeared to be the sleeping form of Jamison is nothing but a pile of pillows arranged to look like a body. Angelique appears out of nowhere, laughing her head off. Laura is shocked...

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Episode 760
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: May 16, 1969
Air Date: May 23, 1969 Friday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
544
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Denise Nickerson as Nora Collins

A violent conflict rages within the Great House of Collinwood between two supernatural forces. One determined to snuff out the lives of two young children, the other equally determined to save them. Only Barnabas Collins is aware that the safety of Jamison and Nora is vital to the whole future of the Collins family.

Laura, thoroughly shocked, exclaims, "NO!!!" Angelique calmly tells her, "Yes, it's me again!" Laura exclaims, "I don't believe it! You can't possibly be here!" Angelique, pretending to be puzzled, asks, "Why not?" Laura exclaims, "I created a fire that destroyed you!" Angelique explains, "You didn't destroy me! What you caused to be consumed by flames was a double. I knew you'd try to do something against me, so I created a doppelganger, a double. That was what you burned!" She cheerily notes, "Your power is running out now!" Laura demands to know, "What did you do with Jamison?" Angelique replies, "I was not the one who hid him". Laura angrily vows, "I will get my children!" Angelique remarks, "You should not get so angry. Anger takes energy. You have none to spare! You really should use more caution in choosing your enemies!".

Edward comes down into the drawing room and asks Barnabas, "Has Laura come down yet?" Barnabas replies, "No", and asks, "Where are the children?" Edward tells him, "I have hidden them well from her. I should have known she came back to Collinwood to hurt me! What better way to hurt me than to take the children from me?" Barnabas tells him, "She will not try to do so in an ordinary way". Edward, sounding dubious, says, "You would have me believe she has supernatural powers!" Barnabas replies, "I'm not asking you to believe me, I'm just asking you to take precautions. Her powers are weakening, she's desperate, and she'll use what powers she has left to try to contact the children". Edward asks, "How can she contact them if she doesn't know where they are?" Barnabas replies, "I'm just asking you to take precautions. Every fire in the house must be extinguished, every candle, every oil lamp. You may use whatever electricity you have". Edward exclaims, "That's absurd!" Barnabas asks, "Do I have permission to have this done?" Edward replies, "Do whatever you think necessary". Laura comes into the room and asks, "May I speak to my husband alone?" Barnabas leaves. Edward tells Laura, "Say what you have to say, Laura". Laura tells him, "I'm going away tonight. You'll never see me again". Edward remarks, "That would be best for both of us". Laura asks, "Before I go, I'd like to see the children", but Edward replies, "No, Laura, I can't let you do that". Laura protests, "I just want to say goodbye to them!" Edward tells her, "I think you'd try to do much more". She continues to beg to be allowed to see the children. Edward says flatly, "No!" Laura protests, "They're just as much my children as yours!", then collapses. Edward shouts, "Barnabas! She's collapsed! We must call a doctor!" Barnabas comes into the room and tells him, "That'll do no good. By the time a doctor gets here, she'll be dead"

When Laura regains consciousness, she finds herself lying in a bed. She mumbles, "Great Ra! Let me live! Restore me! Restore me!" She hear a voice ask, "Laura, can you hear me?" She continues to mumble, "Yes, Ra! Destroy Barnabas! Destroy Barnabas!", but then she looks up and sees that it Edward in the room with her, not Ra. Recognizing that she is in Jamison's room, she exclaims, "Edward! I'm in Jamison's room! You're going to let me see him!", but Edward tells her, "No, I only brought you in here because it's the room closest to the stairs". Laura moans, "You're not going to let me see him? How can you be so cruel? What could I possibly do to him? You can see how weak I am!" She then complains, "It's so cold!" Edward tells her, "I'll get you some blankets", but Laura asks, "Could you light the fire?" Edward replies, "No". Laura asks, "Why not?" Edward replies, "Barnabas told me not to". Laura exclaims, "Barnabas is crazy! Look how cold I am!" Edward says, "I told you I'd some blankets". Laura complains, "I don't want blankets! I want you to light the fire!" She begs him to do it, saying, "It's the last thing you'll ever have to do for me! Just a little fire! What harm could it do?"

Nora and Jamison are in a room somewhere in the house. Jamison keeps trying to open the door, but cannot as it is locked. Nora asks, "You know the door's locked from the outside. Why do you keep trying to open it? Father told us to stay here and ask no questions!" Jamison exclaims, "How would you feel if Mother left without us? We've got to find a way out of here!" Nora protests, "But I want to stay here at Collinwood!" Jamison asks, "Do you want to go back to that school?" Nora asks, "Why does Mother have to go? It would be so much easier if we all just stayed here!" Jamison replies, "She has to go. She's going to a special place where we'll never have to be unhappy again! She said it was high up on a mountain where the sun always shined, a special place for special people!" Nora reiterates, "But I don't want to leave Collinwood!" Jamison says, "I do! I don't want to go back to that school again! If we don't go with Mother, that's what's going to happen!" Nora asks, "But how can we go with her? We're locked in here". Jamison confidently says, "Mother will find a way to get us out of here!"

Edward, swayed by Laura's begging and dubious of Barnabas' claims, has lit the fire for Laura. Laura says, "Thank you, Edward! Can you help me up so I can look at the fire?" Edward asks, "Why?" Laura replies, "You know I find the flames fascinating. Will you help me?" Edward helps her to sit up in bed and asks, "Are you comfortable?" Laura replies, "Yes". Edward leaves. Laura calls out, "Jamison! Jamison! You will hear me wherever you are! Hear me, Jamison, hear me and tell me where to find you!"

Jamison starts to look around the room strangely. Nora asks, "Jamison, what is it?" Jamison calls out, "The East Wing! The last room in the East Wing!" Nora asks, "Who are you talking to?" Jamison replies, "Mother". Nora protests, "But she isn't here!" Jamison replies, "But I hear her voice calling me!" Nora listens and says, "I don't hear anything". Jamison tells her, "She knows where we are! She's coming to get us!"

Edward returns to Jamison's bedroom and is surprised to find that Laura has gotten out of bed and on her way out of the room. He asks, "What are you doing, Laura?" Laura replies, "Get out of my way, Edward! You lit that fire, and now I am in control!" Edward moans, "My God! I should have listened to Barnabas! He warned me about this!", and shouts, "Barnabas! Where are you? Come up to Jamison's room at once!" Laura says, "It's too late to call for Barnabas! I have my powers now. I shall have my children! There's nothing you can do to stop me!" and vanishes into thin air. In the room in the East Wing, a fire suddenly appears in the fireplace. Nora exclaims, "She's coming for us, Jamison, she's coming!"

Barnabas comes rushing into Jamison's room, accompanied by Angelique. Barnabas exclaims, "How did that fire get lit?" Edward, looking like he's in shock, moans, "She just disappeared before my very eyes!" Barnabas asks, "Tell me what happened!" Edward replies, "She said she was going for the children". Barnabas tells him, "Go there. We'll join you". Edward leaves. Barnabas begs Angelique for help, then rushes to the East Wing to join Edward.

In the room in the East Wing, Jamison and Nora continue to hear their mother's voice talking to them, "Jamison! Nora! Can you hear me?" They replies, "Yes, we can hear you!" Laura's voice tells them, "Do not be frightened, whatever happens!" Nora asks, "Why can't we see you?" Laura's voice replies, "I don't want anyone else to find me! If they do, they'll stop me from taking you! Go to the door, Jamison, and bolt it!" Jamison does do. Nora asks, "Mother, where are you? Please let us see you!" Laura's voice replies, "Soon, Nora, soon"

In Jamison's room, Angelique goes to the fire and starts to cast a spell against Laura, "Laura! When you appear to the children, they will not know you! You will be a stranger to them!"

In the East Wing, the fire leaps out of the fireplace and soon the children find themselves surrounded by fire.

Angelique continues to chant, "Laura Collins! You are in the presence of an enemy! Your enemy is TIME, all the centuries and eras you have lived through and known! I have summoned this enemy against you and you will appear as you really are, AS YOU REALLY ARE, Laura Collins!" In the East Wing, Laura's voice tells the children, "I will appear, and when I do, you will both run into my arms!" But when she does appear, she is surprised to find that the children are afraid of her and shrink from her in horror, screaming, "NO! STAY AWAY FROM US!" Laura asks, "What's wrong?" The children exclaim, "You're not our mother!" Laura exclaims, "I AM your mother! Now come to me, now!" She hold up her hands hands and is shocked to find that they are old and wrinkled. She feels her face and finds that it too has become old and wrinkled. Laura now looks like she's several centuries old. She screams, then starts to glow brightly, then bursts into flames and burns up, leaving the children trapped in the burning room alone...

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Episode 761
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: May 19, 1969
Air Date: May 26, 1969 Monday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
545
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Denise Nickerson as Nora Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Diana Millay as Laura Collins
Jerry Lacy as Reverend Trask

Jamison and Nora are in the room in the East Wing, surrounded by fire. Edward and Barnabas arrive outside the door and see the smoke coming from underneath it. Edward unlocks the door with a key and tries to open it, but finds that it still won't open. Jamison shouts, "It's bolted from the inside, but I can't get to it because there's fire in the way!" Edward tells Barnabas, "I'll get an ax to break down the door", and leaves. Barnabas vanishes from the hallway and reappears inside the burning room. The children are stunned and ask, "How did you get into the room?" Barnabas replies, "Never mind that", and starts toward the door to unbolt it, but before he gets there, the fires all mysteriously go out by themselves. Edward finally returns. Barnabas unbolts the door and lets him in. Edward is surprised that the flames are all gone and there's no trace that there has been a fire in the room. The children recount to Edward and Barnabas what happened.

Quentin goes to Evan Handley, tells him about the werewolf curse and asks him to help him escape from it. He begs, "There must be some way you can help me end the curse! In two nights, there's going to be another full moon! You know what happens then, don't you?" Evan replies, "Yes". Quentin continues, "But there are things you don't know, like the pain, and the guilt after the change! The last time, I killed a woman! Please, Evan! You have knowledge of Black Magic! I'm just asking you to use it!" Evan remarks, "The gypsy, if only there were some way to persuade her, that would be the easiest way". Quentin protests, "We've already tried that! I'm just asking you to try to think of something! I can't go through this again! I'd rather die!". Evan promises to try.

Barnabas is in the drawing room. Edward comes downstairs. Barnabas asks, "What did the doctor say?" Edward replies, "He said the children were only suffering from shock. They're all right". Barnabas tells him, "I'll say good night to you, then. You look like you need some rest", but Edward replies, "I don't want to rest. What I want is for you to answer some rather troubling questions". Barnabas asks, "Like what?" Edward replies, "Like how you got into the locked room the children were in without going through the door. You seem to have accomplished something humanly impossible. I'd like to know how you did it!" Barnabas just stands there, looking like he doesn't know what to say. Edward tells him, "Barnabas, I find your silence rather disturbing. Surely you know how you got into that room". Barnabas finally replies, "Yes...After you left to get the ax, it occurred to me that there was a ledge outside the windows of all the rooms on that side of the hall, so I went to an adjacent room, went out the window onto the ledge, walked along the ledge over to the window of the burning room, and in through the window". Edward, satisfied with Barnabas' explanation, says, "Good thinking", then discusses with him the children's incredible story of what happened inside the burning room. Barnabas remarks, "You can see now she obviously had supernatural powers, as I said". Edward tells him another curious fact, "The children are convinced that it wasn't their mother that died in that fire". Barnabas asks, "Who do they think it was?" Edward replies, "They say it was some incredibly old woman".

Later that night, Jamison goes down to the drawing room and just sits there...

When clock in the foyer reads 4:55 AM, Quentin comes in through the front doors accompanied by Evan Handley. They go into the drawing room. Surprised to see Jamison there, Quentin asks Jamison, "Jamison! What are you doing still up at this hour?" Jamison replies, "I want to talk to you. I went to your room but you weren't there". Quentin explains, "I was with Mr. Handley. We talked all evening. There must be something important you want to tell me for you to stay up this late waiting for me". Jamison replies, "I wanted to know if we could be good friends again". Quentin says, "We are good friends, Jamison!" Jamison explains, "It's just that I said some things to you I shouldn't have". Seeing that Jamison seems to be acting strangely, Quentin asks, "Has something happened here tonight, something to upset you?" Jamison replies, "My mother! She's dead!" Quentin asks, "Laura, dead? How did it happen?" Jamison replies, "I don't know. There was a fire in the East Wing, she was trapped in it". Quentin tells Jamison, "I see this upsets you. We don't have to talk about it anymore". Jamison begs, "Please stay here at Collinwood! I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to YOU!" Quentin assures him, "I'll stay right here. Tonight, we'll have a nice, long talk. Now you go do bed". Jamison politely says, "Goodnight, Mr. Handley". Evan replies, "Good night, Jamison". Jamison goes up to bed. Evan remarks to Quentin, "Now don't tell me you're grief-stricken. I thought you hated Laura!" Quentin replies, "I do, but in a way, I envy her. She doesn't have to worry about her problems anymore". Evan tells him, "I've been thinking on our way over here. I think I've thought of a way to solve your problem". Quentin asks, "What?" Evan replies, "You and I are not beginners in the Black Arts. We could try something advanced". Quentin asks, "What do you mean?" Evan replies, "I suggest we try to summon the Supreme Dark Power". Quentin gasps, "The Devil?! Do you really think HE'D come?" Evan replies, "It couldn't hurt to try. But there's one thing you must consider. The price". Quentin protests, "I've already told you! I'll think of a way to pay you!" Evan replies, "I'm not talking about my price. I'm talking about the Devil's price". Quentin remarks, "I'd do anything, I'd sell my soul to end this curse!" Evan tells him, "You may have to, Quentin, you may have to!"

The next night, Edward goes into the drawing room and finds Nora moping there. He calls out, "Nora!" Nora asks, "Yes, father?" Edward asks, "Why are you sitting here alone? Why aren't you with Jamison?" Nora replies, "We both wanted to be alone for awhile". Edward asks, "Why?" Nora starts to says, "After what happened last night...", but Edward interrupts, "Nora! Have you been sitting here thinking about your mother?" Nora replies, "Yes". Edward tells her, "It won't do any good!" Nora protests, "I can't help it!" Edward tells her, "You must realize she's never coming back. You must occupy your mind with other things. Will you try to do that for me, Nora?" Nora replies, "Yes. I think I'll go up now", and leaves. The phone rings. Edward answers, "Speaking...I'm afraid not, Reverend Trask, not today... Oh, the lease? I'm not the one to speak to about that....Mr. Handley... Yes, talk to him". He hangs up. Seeing Quentin in the foyer on his way out of the house, he calls out, "Quentin! I'd like to talk to you about a family matter" Quentin comes into the drawing room and sarcastically remarks, "I wasn't aware I was still part of the family". Edward tells him, "I think it's time for us to try to become a family again, for you and I and Judith to sit down and try to reconcile our differences". Edward asks, "Has something happened to bring this desire on?" Edward replies, "What happened to Laura last night! It was freakish, unnatural!...". Quentin tells him he doesn't have time to talk right now and leaves.

Quentin goes to Evan Handley's house. It is nearly midnight. Evan announces, "I'm ready. We can begin at the stroke of..." Seeing that Quentin is busily drinking, he irritatedly says, "Perhaps we should do this some other night!" Quentin replies, "No, I want to get this over with tonight". Evan protests, "But you're drunk already!" Quentin replies, "You might not like it, but I don't think the Devil will mind". The clock strikes midnight. Quentin announces, "The time has come. Let us begin". Evan extinguishes every light in the room except some black candles and starts to chant, "Prince of fire! Hear my pleas! I call upon the flames to summon you, I call up the raven, and the bat, and all the other creatures of the night, I call upon the black stars to call you up from the darkness of the earth!" The french doors suddenly blow open. Evan continues, "Prince of Darkness, I call upon the seven plagues, upon the thunder clouds that weep nightshade to summon you! I evoke you! Appear to us, Satan! Appear to us, Satan! Appear to us!" Lightning flashes to show the figure of a man standing outside. Quentin, terrified, faints...

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Episode 762
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: May 20, 1969
Air Date: May 27, 1969 Tuesday
Writer:
Violet Welles
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
546
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Clarice Blackburn as Minerva Trask
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley

Collinwood in the year 1897 where an anguished gypsy's curse has turned Quentin Collins into a werewolf. Tomorrow night, he knows, the moon will be full, and he will become a murderous beast. Desperate to prevent that, he is prepared to make a pact with the devil himself.

The figure steps into the room. But it is not the devil. It is only Gregory Trask. Seeing Quentin on the floor, he asks, "Is he ill? Perhaps the person you should be summoning is a doctor". Evan lies, "He just had too much brandy. Perhaps you think we're being frivolous. Quentin and I were playing a game, an intellectual game". Trask notes, "He doesn't seem too alert". Evan replies, "I didn't expect him to drink before coming here. Is there something you wanted here?" Trask tells him, "Edward wanted me to see you about a lease, but I see that now is not the time. You'll hear from me later". He leaves. Quentin regains consciousness and asks, "Is he gone? Is the Devil gone?" Evan replies, "It wasn't the Devil. It was Trask! He came here in time to see and hear everything!" He starts to put the black candles away. Quentin protests, "Wait! I still need you to call the Devil!" Evan replies, "Not now! I have my own problems now! Everyone thinks of me as an upstanding lawyer, now they will know I practice the Black Arts!" Quentin laughs. Evan warns him, "He will tell your sister first! What will she think of YOU practicing Black Magic?" Quentin stops laughing. Evan tells him, "Leave me alone. I need time to think! Everything I've worked for will be ruined!" Quentin snarls, "I hope you get exactly what you deserve!" Evan counters, "The first thing people will want to know is why we were doing this!" Quentin growls, "Why you..." Evan shouts, "Get out and stay out!"

Quentin is in the drawing room at Collinwood, looking very nervous. There's a knock at the front door. Quentin answers. It's Minerva Trask. Quentin greets her, "Mrs. Trask!" Minerva replies, I was just passing by. Is your sister at home?" Quentin replies, "No, she went into town". Minerva explains, "I made her a pot of damsel plum preserves. She mentioned that she likes it. Is my husband here?" Quentin replies, "No, why do you ask?" Minerva explains, "He said he was coming here". Quentin tells her, "No, he's not here". Minerva asks, "Perhaps he's went with your sister?" Quentin replies, "No". Minerva suggests, "Perhaps they met in town?" Quentin tells her, "I don't think they're together". Minerva remarks, "I wanted your sister to have the preserves in time for breakfast tomorrow". She sits down on the sofa and waits. Quentin asks, "Are you always so devoted to him, sitting here waiting with those preserves waiting for your husband to come home with my sister?" Minerva protests, "But you said they aren't together". Quentin, who's seen how Minerva seems to be upset by the thought that her husband might be out with Judith, maliciously twists the knife, "Maybe they are. They have been spending a lot of time together lately". Minerva replies, "My husband and I respect your sister Judith very much". Quentin asks, "Would you like a drink?" Minerva refuses, saying, "My husband doesn't approve of drinking, particularly by women". Quentin remarks, "Strange, Judith likes to take a nip now and then, and you said your husband respects her greatly". Minerva mutters, "That's always what he does with them! They're always drinking, and going to the theater..." Quentin asks, "What?" Minerva, now appearing very upset, replies, "Nothing. I must leave now!" and does so.

The phone rings, and Quentin answers it. Evan asks, "Quentin? This is Evan. We can't afford to be angry with each other. We're both in too much trouble with Trask". Quentin replies, "My sister's come home. I don't think Trask told her yet". Evan tells him, "I don't think he will. I get the impression he'll speak to me first. But what is his price?" Quentin tells him, "I learned something interesting earlier tonight. It may lower the price. It seems that our righteous Reverend Trask has feet of clay..."

At the school, Minerva is arguing with Gregory Trask, "...it's just like those other times, like that rich widow in Providence, and that one in Boston!" Trask replies, "I was merely entertaining them. It was to raise money for the school!" Minerva cries, "You never cared about the school! What you cared about what having dinner with them, going to theatres, and tours around the world with them!" Trask angrily says, "Your constant suspicion and hysterical outbursts are beginning to annoy me! I'm leaving!" Minerva cries, "I know where you're going! You're going to see Judith!" Trask replies, "If I am, it's on school business! I want this school to be a monument to both of us after we are both dead and gone!"

At Evan Handley's house, there's a knock at the door. Evan answers it and exclaims, "Reverend Trask!" Trask remarks, "You seem much less surprised to see me than you were earlier this evening. I see you have put away your playthings. I believe you were trying to call the Devil, but got me instead! It was God playing a trick on you!" Evan lies, "I told you, it was just an intellectual game! You misunderstand!" Trask asks, "Should I tell Judith Collins what I saw?" Evan exclaims, "No!" Trask asks, "Why not? Because you fear she'd stop using your services once she learned you were a practitioner of the Black Arts?" Evan counters, "As I've already said, it was just an intellectual game. I peruse knowledge, like other men peruse women, and I often get tired of ideas and move to others, as some men do with women", obviously having been told of Trask's extracurricular activities by Quentin. Trask says, "You are a Satanist! Deny it and I will destroy you!" Evan asks, "And if I do not deny it?" Trask replies, "I am a merciful man. I may be willing to spare you". Evan says, "In other words, you want something from me". Trask replies, "Yes". Evan asks, "How may I serve you, Reverend Trask?" Trask replies, "I hope you are very good at these Black Arts of yours, very good indeed!"

At the school, Tim is grading some papers. Minerva comes into the room, looks at one of the papers he's already graded, and admonishes him for being too lenient, "What kind of grading is this? Look at those blots! Two blots should mean ten points off!" Gregory Trask returns. Minerva asks, "Where were you?" Trask replies, "Seeing a lawyer about a lease for the school!. Now kindly leave me alone!" Minerva leaves. Trask sees that Tim is grading papers and remarks, "I see you're Grading papers. It reminds me of when I was a young teacher. Amo, amas, amat. Translate that for me". Tim translates the Latin verbs, "I love, you love, he loves". Trask asks, "You're not happy here, are you?" Tim replies, "No, I'm not happy here". Trask remarks, "I think perhaps you and Charity should go away and start a new life together". Tim asks, "Any reason you should bring this up now?" Trask replies, "The man I've just been to see, Evan Handley, asked me if I knew of anyone who could translate an old Latin text for him. I suggested you. If you do well, he may have a permanent job for you". Tim exclaims, "I may have misjudged you!" Trask tells him, "You'd better hurry! Mr. Handley is waiting for you!"

At Evan's house, Evan grinds something up in a mortar, then pours it into a yellow liquid in a beaker. The phone rings. Evan answers. It's Trask. Trask tells Evan, "He's just left. Is everything ready?" Evan replies, "It will be by the time he comes here. The liquid's ready. I just have to paint the edges of the book. I will tell him to peruse it first". Trask says, "Good. He really has airs about his Latin. I'm glad he will get to use it in such a worthy fashion!"

Tim is at Evan Handley's house, reading a book written in Latin. The pages are very thin and stick together so he is forced to lick his index finger tip moisten it every time he turns the page. Evan asks, "How far along are you?" Tim replies, "About halfway". Evan asks, "Any trouble with the Latin?" Tim replies, "Not at all. The only trouble I'm having is turning these pages. They're so thin, I have to lick my finger to turn them". Evan remarks, "That's a good idea". Tim continues to skim through the book, licking his finger as he turns the pages. The pages are apparently drugged, and soon he loses consciousness. He regains consciousness soon after, but seems to be in some sort of trance. Evan asks, "Where are you?" Tim replies, "I don't know". Evan says, "Good. Now listen very carefully to what I have to tell you". Tim replies, "I'm listening". Evan continues, "At the right time, and at a given place, you are going to kill someone!"

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Episode 763
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: May 21, 1969
Air Date: May 28, 1969 Wednesday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun:
547
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

Evan tells Tim, "Now repeat what I told you". Tim replies, "I am going to kill someone". Evan asks, "Does that sound right to you?" Tim replies, "I must do whatever you say". Evan asks, "Why?" Tim replies, "I don't know". Evan says, "Good. Until the time comes, you will have no memory of what we discuss". Tim asks, "Who will I kill?" Evan replies, "You will know when the time comes". Tim asks, "How will I know when the time comes?" Evan tells him, "You will get a signal". Tim asks, "What is the signal?" Evan shows him the signal. It is a card, the Queen of Spades. He tells Tim, "Look at this card. Look at this woman. This is the face of a woman who deserves to be punished..." Tim asks, "Why?" Evan replies, "Because it must be done, and you have been chosen to do it!" In Quentin's room, Quentin is with Beth, playing cards. Quentin pours himself a drink. Beth begs, "Don't!" Quentin angrily shouts, "Don't say another word to me! In four hours, the moon will rise, then the pain will come! What do you expect me to do? Play cards by day and murder by night?" Beth vows, "I'm not going to just stay here and let it happen!" Quentin tells her, "Better be careful what you do. Evan and I should know! What worse guest to have at a Black Mass then the Reverend Trask? We're going to pay! I have a feeling I'm paying now for all my sins..." Beth tells him, "I'm going to the one person who knows all about the curse". Quentin remarks, "You mean Magda. We've tried that". Beth replies, "You have. I haven't". Quentin asks, "Do you think you have a special way of dealing with Gypsies?" Beth replies, "Yes, I think I do", and leaves. There's a knock at the door of the old house. Magda asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Tim Shaw. I want to speak to you". Magda lets him in and asks, "You have business here?" Tim replies, "I want to buy something from you". Magda asks, "What? What do you want to buy?" Tim tells her, "I understand you have herbs". Magda asks, "Who told you that?" Tim replies, "Rachel", and explains, "I found a book. An old book of alchemy. It contains a recipe for turning copper into gold using certain powdered herbs". Magda exclaims, "That's ridiculous! You can't turn copper into gold!" Tim replies, "I don't care what you think. I have most of the powdered herbs in the recipe, but I need some nightshade". Magda remarks, "Nightshade won't turn copper into gold. The only thing it will do is turn a warm body into a cold one!" Tim tells her, "I'll give you $10* for an ounce". Magda asks, "Who do you want to kill?" Tim ups his offer, "Twenty dollars**, then". Magda announces her price, "Fifty dollars for an ounce***!" Tim accepts, "All right". Magda tells him, "I will get it. I'll be back in an hour". Tim asks, "An hour?" Magda asks, "Don't you trust me?" Tim replies, "Yes, because I will kill you if you mention this to anyone!"

Beth has come to the old house. She asks Magda, "What do you care about, Magda? Sandor, do you care about him?" Magda replies, "We fight a lot, but I care about him". Beth begins to say, "If Sandor were Quentin, and you were me..." Magda interrupts, "So! You've come about Quentin!" Beth asks, "What if Sandor were Quentin and you were me? How would you feel?" Magda replies, "But I'm not". Beth asks, "What if you were?" Magda replies, "I'd wear a pentagram to protect myself from him". Beth begs, "You must understand! You're a woman, just like I am!" Magda replies, "So was Jenny!" Beth says, "He didn't mean to kill her! It was an accident!", but Magda just replies, "I would advise you to stay away from Quentin. He is death to anyone". Beth exclaims, "Jenny wouldn't have wanted you to do this!", but Magda replies, "She would have. You don't understand. You're not one of us". Beth begs, "Please help him! You can remove the curse!" Magda replies, "But I don't want to! Jenny must be avenged!" Beth asks, "Must it go on like this forever?" Magda replies, "Every time there is a full moon, he will suffer for what he did to my sister! Tonight, tomorrow night, next month, and the month after that!" Beth tells her, "I'm going to spend the rest of my life with Quentin anyway! I'll marry him! We'll go away together, and we'll find a cure!" Magda asks, "You'd marry him, knowing this about his sons?" Beth asks, "What about his sons?" Magda explains, "If he has a son, he will be cursed as Quentin is. That is the curse". Beth exclaims, "Then you have cursed your own kin!" Magda, puzzled, says, "Jenny had no children". Beth replies, "Remember those dolls?" Magda asks, "What about the dolls?" Beth tells her, "Jenny did have children! When they were taken away from her, I gave her those dolls. Would you like to see the children, Magda? They live not twenty minutes from here, twins, a boy and a girl. The little girl looks just like Jenny!" Magda asks, "Children? How could there be?" Beth explains, "After Quentin and Laura ran off together, Jenny told Edward something she had never told anyone before. She told him she was with child. She was already going mad then. When the children were born, Edward had them taken away to be raised secretly in town because he didn't want to see them. He didn't want anything around that reminded him of his brother". Magda is shocked that she has cursed her own nephew, and becomes very remorseful, "So there is a son! God! God! Forgive, me, Jenny! Forgive me! Can you hear me, my sister? Forgive me!" Beth asks, "Magda! Now will you help us? Will you?" Magda tells her, "You must go into town, you must get a pentagram. You must put it on the little boy. He must wear it always, all the days of his life". Beth asks, "But can you end the curse?", but Magda just cries, "The child! The child! I did not know! I did not know! Leave me alone! Leave me!".

Beth returns to Quentin's room. Quentin tells her, "You shouldn't have come back here! You and your useless trip. It was useless, wasn't it?" Beth looks out the window and notes, "It's already dark outside, Quentin. Do you feel any pain?" Quentin asks, "Aren't you afraid to stay here with me?" Beth tells him, "Something has happened that may help..." Quentin replies, "Maybe it has! I don't feel any pain and it's been dark some time now", but then suddenly doubles over in pain and exclaims, "We spoke too soon! The gods have heard us! It's starting! It's starting! Don't come near me!" Beth exclaims, "I can't leave you!" Quentin replies, "You must!" Beth leaves.

Tim is at Evan Handley's house. He is reading the book again, ingesting more drug via his finger. Evan is looking at a vial of orange colored power. He remarks, "So, this is what Magda sold you. I wonder how many people it could kill?" He takes the book from Tim and closes it, announcing, "Enough work for today". Evan takes out a deck of cards and asks, "How about a game of cards? I find it very relaxing. I learned to play at Collinwood from Judith. She's very fond of cards. Do you play much at the school?" Tim replies, "The Reverend Trask does not approve of cards at the school, though Mrs. Trask and Charity often play". Evan remarks, "You will bring me a brandy soon". Tim asks, "When?" Evan replies, "You will know. When the real time comes, it may not be brandy. It may be sherry, or a cup of tea. We have no control it will be. Understand?" Tim replies, "Yes". Evan says, "Good", and starts dealing the cards. When the Queen of Spades is played, Tim suddenly gets up, goes to the liquor table, pours a glass of brandy, poisons it with some of the nightshade he obtained from Magda, then returns to the card table and hands the glass to Evan. Evan is very pleased to see that the dry-run of his plan has worked so well and says, "Good! Very good indeed for your first time!" He puts the drink down, but Tim picks it up and says, "You are going to drink it!" Evan, shocked, exclaims, "NO!", but Tim grabs him by the throat and orders, "You are going to drink this brandy! You WILL drink this brandy!!!"

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Episode 764
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: May 22, 1969
Air Date: May 29, 1969 Thursday
Writer:
Sam Hall
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
548
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
Edward Marshall as Ezra Braithwaite

Tim shouts, "I saw the Queen of Spades! You are going to drink this!", and tries to physically force Evan to drink the brandy, but Evan manages to knock it out of his hand. Tim tries to strangle Evan. Evan shouts, "Tim! Remember! I am your friend!" Tim finally lets him go and calms down. Evan tells him, "You must get back to work! You must follow my orders! Get back to work!" Tim picks up the Latin book and starts reading it. The phone rings. Evan answers and says, "Beth, is that you?" On the other end, Beth replies, "I think you should come here as soon as possible! It's happened again!", but Evan tells her, "There's nothing I can do about Quentin" Beth says, "You can use something silver to protect yourself! Someone's got to find him!", but Evan replies, "Find someone else" Beth says, "I know some of the things he's done for you..." but suddenly stops when she notices that Judith is standing on the landing and hangs up. Judith asks, "What is it, Beth?" Beth lies, "Nothing, nothing important", but Judith counters, "Obviously it was. You hung up in mid-conversation". Beth lies, "A friend of mine in town is in trouble", and says, "I know my time here is almost at an end, but could I stay a little longer? One of the children is sick, and I'd like to stay until he gets better". Judith tells her, "I've decided to tell Quentin about the children". Beth exclaims, "No! You can't do that!" Judith asks, "Why not?" Beth replies, "He'll be upset that the child is sick". Judith says, "All right. I'll wait till later". Beth goes outside and moans, "Quentin! Oh, Quentin!"

Judith is alone in the drawing room, whiling away the time with game of solitaire. Barnabas comes to Collinwood and comes into the drawing room. There's a lot of howling outside, and Barnabas asks, "Do you hear that?" Judith remarks, "It's just some dog that's been left alone too long". Barnabas says, "I don't think so. Last month, when that teacher from the school was killed, I heard the same howling. I also heard the howling from the Old House tonight, and Magda thought she saw the animal near the woods". Judith says, "I'll call the police!" Barnabas remarks, "Why is it that that animal has only been seen on the grounds? It killed that teacher here, and attacked Beth here". Judith says, "Yes, you're right. There are no reports of it having ever been seen anywhere else". The phone rings. Judith answers it and says, "Barnabas, it's for you". Barnabas takes the phone and says, "Hello, this is Barnabas Collins". A very young Ezra Braithwaite (age 15 1/2) replies, "You left word to call you if anyone ordered a silver pentagram. Someone has just done that - a Beth Chavez, charging it to the an account of Quentin Collins". Barnabas says, "Thank you", then adds, "Oh, Ezra, you'll be a very valuable addition to your father's firm". As Judith takes the phone to call the police, Barnabas thinks to himself, "Beth knows now it's a werewolf. How did she find out? The pentagram is for the child whose grave Chris and I found. Where is that child? I must find out tonight!" Judith announces, "I've called the police". Barnabas asks, "Judith, when did Beth leave?" Judith replies, "About an hour ago". Barnabas asks, "How long has she been here?" Judith replies, "About two years". Barnabas asks, "Is she from Collinsport?" Judith replies, "Yes. Why?" Barnabas replies, "I've just realized how little I know about her". He turns to leave. Judith, alarmed, asks, "You're not going out, are you?!" Barnabas replies, "It sounds so close. I think I may be able to find it before the police come" Judith warns him that it would be too dangerous, but Barnabas replies, "I'm well-armed. Don't worry" and leaves.

At Evan's house, Tim is still reading the Latin book. Evan asks, "Making progress, Tim?" Tim replies, "Yes". Evan asks, "How many more pages do you have to go?" Tim replies, "About four". Evan announces, "I think that's enough for tonight, Tim. I think it's time to try the cards again". Tim remarks, "The cards. Yes". Evan says sternly, "Everything must go right this time". As he is dealing the cards, he tells a story, "There is a primitive tribe in the Pacific with a most interesting tradition. They pick the brightest young man from the tribe to kill the condemned. We are, of course, not a primitive tribe, but we really aren't so much different. You should be honored to have been picked". They start playing cards. Tim plays a 5 of spades. Evan remarks, "The pips on cards mean different things. The heart, of course, stands for love. What does the spade mean to you, Tim?" Tim replies, "Death". Evan asks, "But when you played that card, you didn't feel the urge to kill anyone. Why not?" Tim replies, "Because it's not the right card". Evan plays the Queen of Spades and asks, "Is this?" Tim gets up, goes to the liquor table, pours and poisons a drink, brings it to Evan, then just sits obediently down. He is under perfect control this time. Evan ecstatically compliments him, "You have done well! You have learned nearly enough! The moment is very near!"

Beth returns to Collinwood. Judith asks, "Did you see the police outside?" Beth replies, "Yes. One met me at the gate and escorted me to the door". Judith says, "Then you know that the animal is back in the area", and asks, "How's the boy?" Beth tells her, "He has a fever". There's a knock at the door. Beth answers. It's Tim Shaw. He goes into the drawing room and tells Judith, "I've come to fetch Judith and Nora and take them back to the school". Judith warns him, "You mustn't go tonight! There's a wild animal in the area - Beth, have a room made ready for Mr. Shaw". Tim declines, "That won't be necessary. With so many police around, I'm sure the animal will be caught soon". They go into the drawing room. Judith remarks, "I'll be happy to see the children back at the school. They were so well-behaved when I visited them there before". Tim remarks, "Reverend Trask is a very stern man". Judith replies, "So was my father. He would have approved". Judith continues to play solitaire as she talks, pulling cards from the top of the deck and laying them on position on the table. She pulls the next card from the top of the deck and looks at it. It is the Queen of Spades, but from where he is standing, Tim can only see the back of the card. Judith is about lay it on the proper place on the table when she is interrupted by the sound of gunfire outside. Judith, Tim and Beth go outside the front door to see what's happened. Barnabas comes running up. Judith asks, "Barnabas! Did they get the animal?" Barnabas replies, "No, it got away. But they wounded it. They shot it in the chest". Beth abruptly excuses herself and goes to her room. Barnabas, as a bat, is hovering outside Beth's window. He materializes as a human inside just as Beth gets there. Beth is shocked to see him there and asks, "What are you doing in my room? How did you get here before me? You were just outside!" Barnabas replies, "That's not important. I know you went into town and ordered a silver pentagram for both yourself and the child". Beth asks, "How do you know?" Barnabas doesn't answer, but continues, "That wounded animal in the woods, you know that animal is a werewolf. It will turn back into a man in the morning. You must tell me who it is!" Beth lies, "I cannot help you. I know nothing about the animal in the woods". Barnabas starts to approach her. Beth screams, "Stay away from me!" Barnabas bares his fangs. Beth screams, "Oh my God! What are you!?" Barnabas bites her.

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Episode 765
1897
(COL 14/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: May 23, 1969
Air Date: May 30, 1969 Friday
Writer:
Gordon Russell
Director:
Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun:
549
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Alex Stevens as Werewolf

With Beth now under her control, Barnabas asks, "Are you all right?" Beth replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "Do you still want me to leave?" Beth replies, "No" Barnabas says, "Good. Now you must tell me what I want to know". Beth asks "What will you do when you know?" Barnabas replies, "I not certain yet. Who is the werewolf?" Beth replies, "Quentin". Barnabas exclaims, "Quentin?! How did this thing happen?" Beth tells him, "Quentin was responsible for Jenny's death. He didn't mean to kill her, he was trying to protect me. But Magda doesn't believe that. She set a curse on him and all his male descendents". Barnabas remarks, "So, Magda's responsible for this. Why did you go into town to order the pentagrams?" Beth replies, "To protect the boy child" Barnabas asks, "Boy child?" Beth tells him how Jenny was pregnant with twins when Quentin ran off two years ago. Barnabas asks, "Where are the children now?" Beth replies, "Edward had them sent into town to be taken care of by Mrs. Fillmore". Barnabas asks, "Does Quentin know about them?" Beth replies, "No. I've been wanting to tell him, but I couldn't after this thing happened, and now he's wounded and may already be dead". Barnabas assures her, "No, ordinary bullets cannot kill him. The wounds will disappear when he turns back into Quentin in the morning. But there is another danger. The police might find him and put him in a cell and see him change back. I must find him first". Beth asks, "Why are you doing this?" Barnabas replies, "I cannot tell you right now. You're in love with Quentin, aren't you?" Beth replies, "Yes. I lie awake at night and wonder when and where this will end". Barnabas remarks, "I already know where it will end; I want to find out when and how".

Magda is outside the front doors of Collinwood, loading a revolver with silver bullets. Inside in the foyer, Judith hears noises outside and shouts, "Who is it?", without opening the doors for fear of the creature. Magda quickly hides the gun in a flower pot. Judith shouts, "I know someone is out there! Who is it?" Magda shouts back, "Magda!" Judith opens the door and asks, "What do you want?" Magda replies, "I gotta see Beth" Judith snarls, "It's rather late for you to be peddling your wares". Magda replies, "I ain't peddling nothing. I gotta talk to her". Judith asks, "About what?" Magda replies, "That's between her and me". Judith tells Magda, "It's too late. She's probably asleep already. You'll have to wait until tomorrow". Magda replies, "I'll wake her", but Judith tells her, "No. You'd better leave and go home quickly. There's a wild animal in the area". Magda announces, "I'm not going anywhere until I see Beth". Judith becomes angry and shouts, "Your arrogance knows no bounds! You will leave NOW, Magda!" Magda leaves, unable to retrieve the gun from the flowerpot with Judith watching.

Judith shuts the lights in the drawing room, closes the drawing room doors, and goes up to bed. Magda, seeing the lights out, sneaks into the drawing room through the window. There is a loud howl in the distance. Barnabas and Beth come from the servant's quarters into the foyer. Magda, from inside the foyer, hears them talking. Beth asks Barnabas, "You think you can find him?" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Beth remarks, "I should never have told you". Barnabas replies, "You had no choice. I'll try to convince him I want to help him. After I get him back here, I'm going to have a little talk with Magda". Beth asks, "Do you think you can get her to end the curse?" Barnabas says, "I'll make her!" He leaves. Magda opens the drawing room doors and calls out, "Beth!", in a loud whisper. Beth goes into the drawing room and asks, "What are you doing here?" Magda replies, "I had to sneak in. Your mistress would not let me see you. Did you get the pentagrams?" Beth replies, "Yes, one for myself, and one for the boy". Magda asks, "Is the boy wearing his?" Beth replies, "Yes". Magda asks, "Barnabas knows everything?" Beth replies, "Yes, everything. He said he wanted to help Quentin". Magda says, "Only I can help Quentin!" Beth asks, "Have you found a way to end the curse?" Magda replies, "Yes". Beth asks, "What?", but Magda notices the holes in Beth's neck and replies, "I cannot tell you". Beth asks, "You're not going to hurt him, are you?" Magda replies, "I cannot hurt him any more than I already have" and leaves. Outside the door, she retrieves the revolver from the flower pot.

Beth is pacing about nervously in the foyer. Judith comes back down to get some tea and is surprised to find Beth still awake. Judith remarks, "Still up? I thought you had gone to bed". Beth replies, "I couldn't sleep". Judith explains, "I came down to make some tea". Beth tells her, "Let me make it for you". Judith notices that the drawing room door is open and asks, "Have you been in the drawing room?" Beth lies, "No". Judith says, "I'm sure I closed them before I went up". Beth suggests, "Perhaps Barnabas opened it. He came back. He and I talked for a few minutes". Judith notes, "There's a draft in there". She goes in and is surprised to find the drawing room window open. She exclaims, "Now I know something is wrong! That window was closed when I went up! I'm sure Barnabas wouldn't have opened it and left it open! It means someone's come in here! We must both go and lock ourselves in our rooms! I won't feel safe until that animal is killed!" The phone rings. Judith tells Beth, "Go lock yourself in your room!" Beth leaves. Judith answers the phone, "Yes, Sheriff. Barnabas told me. But he's only wounded. He's still out there, and we're still all in danger".

When Beth gets to her room, she finds it in shambles...

Judith continues to talk on the phone, "Yes, I know you said you're confident that the animal is badly wounded and is dying somewhere, but until you find him, you can't be sure we'll still feel in danger. I'd like you to keep looking for him...Thank you". She hangs up and goes out into the foyer.

In the foyer, Judith hears a growling sound. She looks up and sees the werewolf standing on the landing. It leaps down into the foyer and advances towards Judith. She screams, "NO! NO!", but it starts approaching her...

Beth comes out of the door under the stairs into the foyer, and the werewolf turns its attention to her. Beth holds up the pentagram on her necklace. When the werewolf sees the pentagram, it becomes frightened, runs into the drawing room, and flees out the window.

Beth calls the police, tells them that the creature was just at the Collinwood, and asks them to come and guard the house. She tells him, "No, no one was hurt. Judith was shaken up a little bit". After she hangs up, she asks Judith, "Would you like a drink?" Judith replies, "No, but you could answer a question for me. What was it about you that caused that creature to run from you?" Beth replies, "From me? You must be mistaken", but Judith says, "I was scared, but I wasn't blind. It turned from me to you, then ran off as if it were frightened of you. Why?" Beth suggests, "Perhaps because it was more frightened than we were. It was badly wounded. You could see the blood. If it was wounded that badly, it must also have been very frightened". Judith exclaims, "Beth! That was no ordinary animal! It was dressed like a man, and it walked like a man too!" Beth tells her, "Let me take you up to your room", but Judith replies, "No, I want to wait her to talk to the police. That sheriff should be replaced! He told me the animal was badly injured and almost dying! But you could see how it almost attacked us!"

Magda is wandering through the woods holding the pistol. She hears a noise and hides behind a tree. But it is only Barnabas walking by. She comes back out after he has passed and continues to wander the woods holding the pistol.

Finally, she crosses paths with the werewolf. She points her gun at it and shoots it...
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