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Episode 787
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #2)

Tape Date: June 24, 1969
Air Date: July 1, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 570
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Paul Vincent as Policeman at Collinsport Jail
Alex Stevens as The Werewolf

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The werewolf has been captured and is being held in a jail cell.

The phone rings at Collinwood. Edward answers the telephone, "Edward Collins speaking". A policeman replies, "This is the sheriff's office. May I speak to Reverend Trask, please?" Edward tells him, "He's not here right now. May I take a message?" The policeman replies, "Tell him the animal has been captured". Edward exclaims, "Captured!! Where is he now?" The policeman tells him, "It was quite a struggle, but we've got him in a cell". Edward exclaims, "I'll be down there as soon as I can!"

After going to the jail, Edward goes to the old house and finds Magda there. He exclaims, "I would never have thought you'd have the nerve to continue staying here now that we've found out you've been helping Barnabas! He must be paying you very well to keep his secret! But we'll find him, and we'll destroy him, just as we found and destroyed Dirk Wilkins!" Magda warns him, "You had better be careful", but Edward shows her a cross he is wearing and says, "I am safe as long as I am wearing this, and I have the silver bullets. We will catch him just as we have the other animal". Magda asks, "Other animal?" Edward says, "Don't feign ignorance. It's unlikely that two such supernatural creatures could appear at Collinwood at the same time without there being some sort of connection. If you know about Barnabas, you must know about the other creature as well". Magda lies, "I don't know nothing". Edward replies, "But I will by morning". Magda asks, "What do you mean?" Edward asks, "Does the word lycanthrope mean anything to you, Magda?" Magda asks, "Ly-can-thrope?" Edward explains, "It means a man who turns into a wolf when the moon is full. I suspect that is what this creature is. If I am right, he will turn back into a man in the morning. He is in a cell in the Collinsport Jail right now. I will see!" Magda feigns uninterested and remarks, "I hope you are not disappointed". Edward tells her, "I order you and your husband to leave the estate by morning!" Magda protests, "But Trask has invited us to stay". Edward says, "He has no authority! He is not the master of Collinwood!" Magda counters, "He says he is". Edward says, "I will attend to the Reverend Trask when I come back from town!"

Barnabas appears right after Edward leaves. He remarks, "You seem to have had a busy night, Magda". Magda says, "Barnabas, you've got to forgive me! Before Quentin underwent the transformation, he begged me to use the hand to help him!" Barnabas exclaims, "You were forbidden to do that!" Magda explains, "He was in so much pain, I felt sorry for him. I wanted to help him". Barnabas asks, "What happened when you used the hand?" Magda replies, "It had no effect at all. He turned into a werewolf, ran off into the night, and was captured by the police! He's in a cell at the Collinsport Jail now. Mr. Edward has just gone down to see him". Barnabas exclaims, "I've got to get there before he does! Where is the hand?" Magda replies, "In the box". Barnabas tells her, "Well, put it away in a safe place before someone else gets to it" Magda goes into the door to the left of the fireplace, then comes back out and exclaims, "Barnabas! The hand is gone! I was so worried about Quentin that I forgot that..." Barnabas exclaims, "That Evan Handley was in the house! For your sake, he'd better still be here!" He calls out, "Handley! Handley", and searches the house, but finds that Evan is gone. He tells Magda, "He's gone, and he probably took the hand with him". Magda apologizes, "I'm sorry". Barnabas says, "Not half as sorry as you'll be if you don't get the hand back". Magda asks, "But how will I do that?" Barnabas replies, "You know where Evan lives! Go get it!" Magda protests, "But without the hand, I am helpless". Barnabas replies, "If he uses the hand, everyone will be helpless! Now, I must go get Quentin. Go get the hand!"

Evan is at home. He does indeed have the hand. Having recovered his mental capabilities and his powers of speech, he angrily talks to the hand, saying, "If there is a way of doing this to me, there must be a way of undoing it! There must be some way! If you could talk, I'd wring it out of you!" He angrily picks up a letter opener and raises it to stab the hand, but then thinks better of it and puts the letter opener down. He frantically leafs through occult books trying to find out what to do. There's a knock at the door. Hiding the box with the hand in the lower left drawer of his desk, he asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Magda". He lets her in. Evan asks, "What do you want with me?" Seeing that he has recovered his mind and speech, Magda remarks, "I did not expect you to recover so quickly" Evan touches his still disfigured face and exclaims, "You call THIS a recovery?!" Magda says, "You've got your mind back and you can function". Evan exclaims, "How can I function with a face like this?!", and asks, "What do you want?" Magda replies, "You have something that belongs to me. You took the box with the hand from the old house". Evan asks, "Why would I want it after what it did to me?" Magda replies, "To try to restore your face". Evan lies, "I don't have it". Magda, noticing the occult books on the table, remarks, "I see you have been looking through those books for an answer. You will not find one. Only someone who knows the hand's powers can help you". Evan remarks, "You mean you". Magda replies, "Yes", but Evan tells her, "No, Gypsy, I trusted you once, and look what happened to me!" Magda counters, "No, I did not do that to you. The hand was not under my control. You were greedy. You wanted to use the hand for your own purposes, so it did this to you". Evan tells her, "There is only one bargain I'll make with you, Gypsy. Help me restore my face, and I'll give you the hand". Magda demands, "Give it to me". Evan replies, "I will, but only after you have helped me". Magda protests, "I cannot help you unless you give me the hand". Evan angrily tells her, "Then don't! I will continue to try to find a solution to this myself, and if I fail, I will seek you out and strangle you with these very hands! Now get out!" Magda warns him, "You will change your mind when you find out how helpless you are!"

At the Collinsport Jail, a guard working at a roll-top desk in the office hears a bat squeaking outside. He goes and looks out the window, then returns to his desk. The door then blows open. The guard gets up and closes it, but when he turns back around, he is startled to find Barnabas in the room. He asks, "Who are you? How did you get in here? Answer me!" Barnabas grabs him by the throat and tells him, "Listen to me, and listen to me carefully! I will not hurt you if you cooperate!" The guard asks, "What do you want?" Barnabas orders, "Look at me! Look into my eyes! You will be silent, and you will do everything I tell you to! Understand?" The guard replies, "Yes". Barnabas continues, "And after I have gone, you will have no memory of me ever being here. Is that clear?" The guard replies, "Yes". Barnabas then says, "Now give me the keys to the cell in the other room." The guard does so. Barnabas continues, "Now go stand by that door. You will wait there until after I leave". Barnabas goes into the cellblock and sees the werewolf locked in a cell. He is just about to unlock the cell when he hears Edward's voice coming from the office saying, "It's all right. I told the officer back there who I am". Barnabas peeks out the door into the office and sees Edward trying to talk to the hypnotized guard, "I have your sheriff's permission to..." Suddenly, he notices Barnabas peeking in and exclaims, "Barnabas!", and aims a gun at him. Barnabas quickly comes out, grabs the guard, and hold him in front of himself as a shield, telling Edward, "Fire that pistol and you will kill this guard too!" Edward exclaims, "I was right! You are in league with the creature! You came to help him escape!" Barnabas replies, "No! I came to help the future of your family!" Edward asks, "How?" Barnabas replies, "I can't explain". Edward says, "Then I don't believe you! You came here to fulfill the Devil's plans! I'm sure had Grandmother lived a little longer, she would have told us! You killed her to prevent her from telling the secret, didn't you?" Barnabas orders, "Drop that pistol" Edward does so then asks, "How long do you think you can evade capture? How long do you think it will be before we find your coffin?" Barnabas vanishes. The guard snaps out of the trance and, seeing Edward, asks, "Who are you?" Edward replies, "I am Edward Collins". The guard says, "I don't remember you coming in here". Edward asks, "What do you remember?" The guard replies, "I was sitting in this chair, I got up to close the door, then the next thing I know I see you standing here". Edward tells him, "I will tell you what happened. I have ample time. I will be staying here until dawn. I want to see what happens to the creature when the sun rises". The guard says, "I don't understand". Edward tells him, "You'll see". The guard says, "I'm not sure the sheriff would like you staying here". Edward says, "The sheriff doesn't know about the creature. When the sun rises, this creature will turn into a man. The question is, what man?"

Barnabas returns to the old house. The clock now shows 5:00. He glumly tells Magda, "We have both failed, Magda. In a few minutes, Edward will know Quentin's secret, and there's nothing I can do to prevent it, nothing!" Magda asks, "Then your mission has failed". Barnabas replies, "Yes. The events of this era will be changed by the secret Edward is about to discover, and the future will be changed accordingly". Magda suggests, "Perhaps you can get back before Edward discovers the secret", but Barnabas replies, "No, there is not enough time. Time is running out for me..." He notes that dawn is approaching and that there's nothing he can do about it. The cock crows and he leaves to go to his cave.

At the jail, Edward continues to watch the creature. He remarks to the uncomprehending creature, "In a minute, the sun will be up, and I will know who you are!" Then something happens in the cell, and a look of horror comes onto Edward's face.

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Episode 788
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #3)

Tape Date: June 25, 1969
Air Date: July 2, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 571
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Quentin transforms back into a human being, but because of some effect of the hand, his face is horribly disfigured like Evan's and is unrecognizable. Edward asks, "Who are you?", but Quentin seems unable to respond. Magda shows up at the jail to see what happened, sees Quentin, and exclaims, "I don't understand!" Edward asks, "Understand what?" Magda just replies, "You were right", passing off her astonishment at how the creature looks as astonishment that Edward was right that it was a werewolf. Edward says, "Apparently, I was right about a great many things. You knew about this creature all along, didn't you?" Magda lies, "No!" Edward asks, "Then why are you here?" Magda lies, "I was curious, just as you were. I wanted to see the creature". Edward insists, "You know who he is!", but Magda replies "I do not. If you want to know who he is, why don't you ask him?" Edward replies, "I already have. He is either unable or unwilling to respond. From the looks of him, I'd say unable". He tells Magda, "The fact that we've managed to catch this creature means we'll probably eventually catch Barnabas too. It'll be easier for you if you help us catch him", but Magda continues to maintain that she doesn't know where Barnabas is. Edward says, "If you find a way of communicating with him, you might want to tell him his days are numbered", and leaves. After Edward leaves, Magda tries to talk to Quentin. "Quentin! Look at me! Don't you remember what happened?" Quentin babbles, "Forest! Osden! They took me there! There were nine of them! Nine Gypsies!" Magda exclaims, "You don't even know who you are! You are changed, changed by the hand! Edward! He didn't even recognize you! We must find a way to get you out of here!" Quentin continues to babble, "Nine gypsies, standing around a fire, closing in on me..." Magda says, "You don't know who you are! I got to tell Barnabas what happened!"

Edward returns to Collinwood and tells Judith about what happened down at the jail, "It was the most incredible thing I've ever seen! At the crack of dawn, it turned into a man, the strangest man I've ever seen!" He is surprised to find that Judith doesn't seem very interested. He asks, "What's wrong? You don't seem to be very interested!" Judith replies, "I have something more important on my mind". Edward asks, "What could be more important than this?" Judith asks, "The creature has been caught. Why keep talking about it?" Edward says, "I think we do need to talk about it!", but Judith replies, "There's no need to become morbid about it". Edward asks, "What's wrong? Have you been having second thoughts about your marriage?" Judith replies emphatically, "No!" Edward asks, "Then what's the matter?" Judith replies, "I had a dream". Edward asks, "About what?" Judith replies, "I'd rather not talk about it". Edward tells her, "I'll be in my study if you need me", and leaves. After Edward leaves, Judith thinks to herself, "Why would I dream about Minerva Trask? Was she trying to warn me about something? Why did she keep saying 'Queen of Spades...Queen of Spades'? It was nothing! Only a dream!" She notices a deck of cards on the table, arranged for a game of solitaire and screams. Edward comes rushing into the room and asks what's wrong. Judith asks, "Those cards weren't in the room before, were they?" Edward replies, "I didn't notice. What's wrong?". Judith turns over the top card on the pile. It is the Queen of Spades. Judith mutters, "She's calling me", then walks out into the foyer. Edward calls out, "Judith! Where are you going?" Judith opens the front door and goes out. Edward calls out, "Judith! Come back here!", then follows.

Judith goes to Minerva Trask's grave. The headstone reads,

"Minerva Trask, who departed this life in 1897, aged 50 years".

Judith speaks to it, "I have come to you. What do you want to tell me? Why have you called me here?" Edward catches up with her and exclaims, "Judith! What in Heaven's name are you doing here?" Judith replies, "This is where she appeared in the dream". Edward asks, "Where who appeared?" Judith looks at the headstone and says, "She's here now". Edward asks, "Mrs. Trask?" Judith replies, "Yes". Edward asks, "Have you taken leave of your senses?!" Judith rambles on, "She's trying to tell me something, just as she did in the dream". Edward asks, "Shall I give you a rational reason for your dream? Guilt about marrying Trask so soon after his wife's death!" Judith exclaims, "No! Edward, go away! She did not summon you! She does not want you here!" Edward asks, "Are you all right, Judith?" Judith says, "I will thank you to call me Mrs. Trask!" Edward says, "You must come back to Collinwood with me!", but Judith replies, "I will come back when I am ready to do so!" Edward leaves. Judith mutters, "I know it must be done, I know it must be done!"

Edward goes back to Collinwood. He finds Magda there and asks, "What are you doing here?" Magda replies, "Looking for Beth." Edward tells her, "I haven't seen her all day. Excuse me", and goes into the drawing room and closes the doors. He picks up the phone and says, "Give me 453".

The phone rings at Evan Handley's house. Evan, after letting it ring quite a few times, finally decides to answer it. He picks up the phone and says, in a rather cautious voice, "Hello?" Edward replies, "Evan, this is Edward Collins. I want you to get over here as soon as you can!" Evan asks, "To Collinwood? Why? Is something wrong?" Edward replies, "Judith may be in the process of losing her mind! How soon can you get here?" Evan replies, "I don't know if I can". Edward protests, "But you're the family lawyer! I need your advice!" Evan stammers, "I...I...have a long list of appointments". Edward says, "But I consider this an emergency! If you don't come here tonight, I'll look for another lawyer in the morning!" and hangs up. Evan nervously looks in the mirror and looks at his disfigured face and wonders what to do.

Edward comes back out into the foyer. Magda asks, "What's the matter?" Edward replies, "Nothing. Did you give any thought to the matter I discussed with you this morning?" Magda insists, "I don't know where Barnabas is". Judith comes in through the front doors. Seeing Magda, she demands to know, "Who is this woman? What is she doing here?" Both Edward and Magda just stand there, startled. Judith continues, "Well, isn't anyone going to speak up?" Magda asks, "You're making a joke, aren't you?" Judith replies, "We do not make jokes here! We run a very proper school!" Edward asks, "School?!" Judith continues speaking to Magda, "If you've come to answer that ad we put in the paper, you can forget it! The way you're dressed, these gaudy jewels, you are quite unsuitable!" She turns to Edward and says, "I will go speak to my daughter now". Edward exclaims, "But you don't have a daughter, Judith!" Judith replies, "Of course I do. And why do you call me Judith? My name is not Judith. It's Minerva". Edward is shocked.

Edward and Magda are now alone in the foyer, Judith having been put in the drawing room. There's a knock at the front doors. Edward answers. It's Evan Handley, his face completely normal. Edward lets him in. Magda is so shocked she drops her handbag and exclaims, "Mr. Handley!" Edward asks, "What are you staring at?" Magda replies, "Nothing". Edward asks, "Then would you please leave us alone?" Magda replies, "Of course". She turns to Evan and says, "Good Evening, Mr. Handley". Evan replies, "Good Evening, Magda. You look well". Magda replies, "Thank you. You look well too", and leaves the room. Evan asks Edward, "Now may I ask you what this is all about?" Edward explains, "My sister has been experiencing an aberration ever since this morning". Evan asks, "An aberration?" Edward replies, "I don't know what else to call it. It began with a dream about Minerva Trask, then she began to think she was haunting her, now she actually thinks she is the dead woman". Evan asks, "How can this be?" Edward replies, "She thinks she's Minerva Trask! That's all I can tell you. Of particular concern to me is the possibility that Trask might take control of this house if she becomes incapacitated. I'd like to make sure we're all protected in that event. Let's go into the drawing room. I'd like you to see her". Evan tells Edward, "I'd like to speak to her myself without a third party around". Edward replies, "All right. I'll be in my study", and leaves. Evan is about to open the drawing room doors and go in, but Magda, seeing Evan in the foyer alone, asks, "Mr. Handley! You are very lucky to have your face restored! How did it happen?" Evan coyly replies, "Wouldn't you like to know!" Magda asks, "Was it the hand?", but Evan replies, "I'm never going to tell you". Magda explains, "It's not for me! It's for Quentin! He changed, and the police caught him". Evan asks, "And this morning, he changed back and the police know who he is?" Magda replies, "No, his face is disfigured as yours was. We've got to help him!", but Evan tells her, "I have no desire to help Quentin, and I certainly have no desire to do anything to help you!"

Evan goes into the drawing room and closes the doors. He find Judith sitting at a little table playing a game of solitaire. He tells her, "Judith, I'd like to talk to you" and asks, May I sit down?", but Judith takes one look at him and exclaims, "You! You are the one!" Evan asks, "What are you talking about?" Judith just repeats, "You are the one!" Evan says, "Judith, I don't understand what you're talking about." Judith picks up a letter opener, stands up, says, "You made Timothy Shaw poison me!", and starts advancing menacingly...

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Episode 789
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #4)

Tape Date: June 26, 1969
Air Date: July 3, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 572
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Minerva Trask
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Lara Parker as Angelique

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Evan backs away from Judith. Judith continues to advance, saying, "I know what you did! YOU MURDERED ME!!!" Edward, hearing the commotion from outside, comes running in, exclaims, "Give that to me!", and grabs the letter opener from Judith. Judith collapses onto the couch. Evan tells Edward, "She completely crazy!" Judith regains consciousness and asks, "What happened?" Edward tells her, "You just tried to kill this man, that's what happened!" Judith exclaims, "Kill him?! I don't even remember him being here!" Edward tells her, "You began acting strangely this morning. You need a doctor!" Judith disagrees, "No! I just need a little rest!" Edward tells her, "I'll take you up to your bed." and tells Evan, "Remain here, Evan. I'd like to speak to you" Evan, still shaken, pours himself a drink. He hears someone come in through the front doors and looks to see who it is. It is Trask. Trask asks, "Well, Mr. Handley, where have you been for the last 24 hours?" Trask replies, "Never mind. We'd better do something about your wife! She was suffering from delusions she was your first wife, and somehow, she seemed to know what happened! She accused me of having Tim Shaw poison her! She's back to normal now, but if theses delusions happen again, we may be in a great deal of trouble!" Trask asks, "Is it possible that she's really possessed by the spirit of Minerva?" Evan replies, "Perhaps. The spirit of your late wife may be restless". Trask exclaims, "Then we must put it to rest!" Evan tells him, "That's easier said than done". Trask demands, "Then you must find a way!" He sees that Evan seems to be deep in thought and asks, "What are you thinking about?" Evan replies, "Judith seems to be afraid of your former wife". Trask asks, "What are you thinking of?" Evan replies, "Of bringing your first wife to haunt Judith". Trask points out, "But she already thinks she's being haunted by Minerva". Evan tells him, "But I want Minerva to haunt her to our advantage". Trask asks, "What do you mean?" Evan replies, "I'll tell you when the time comes. Judith has changed her will to your advantage". Trask says, "I already know that! What are you getting at?" Evan replies, "I can take care of Judith for you, but I expect to be provided for". Trask says, "I will not give you a cent until you tell me what you are going to do!" Evan replies, "Come to my house later and I'll show you. And bring a photograph of your first wife. If my plans work, Judith will never be a problem for you again, and you will be a very rich man, Mr. Trask!"

After Evan leaves, Edward comes back down. Finding Trask there alone, he asks, "Where is Evan Handley?" Trask replies, "He had to leave". Edward protests, "But I told him to wait!" Trask explains, "He said he had something urgent to take care of. He told me to tell you he'd call you later". Edward tells Trask, "I would like to have a word with you. I'll come right to the point. I don't think this marriage is good for Judith. I'd like you and Judith to have this marriage annulled!" Trask exclaims, "Annulled?!" Edward tells Trask, "Judith is not suited for marriage. Why do you think she hasn't married till now?" Trask says, "I have married her because I love her! I will devote every moment of my life making sure she is happy and well. Now excuse me, Edward!", and leaves.

Judith, in her room, hears a knock at the door. She opens it but there's no one there. But when she gets back into bed, she hears another knock. Again, she gets up and opens it, but again there's no one there. Then there's a third knocking. Judith asks fearfully, "Who's there?" This time a voice replies, "It's Gregory, my dear. Open the door" She lets him in and asks, "Did you knock a moment ago?" Trask replies, "No, why?" Judith tells him, "Someone knocked at the door". Trask suggests, "Perhaps you only imagined it". Judith tells him, "I'm glad you're back". Trask says, "So am I. Your brother Edward gave me quite a scare". Judith asks, "Quite a scare?" Trask replies, "He seems to be worried about your state of mind". Judith insists, "I'm well! I just had a dream!" Trask says, "I didn't say you weren't well. Whatever it is, we'll face it together. You must not be afraid, Judith!" Judith replies, "I'm not afraid when I'm with you. You will stay with me, won't you?" Trask replies, "I do have one thing to do at the school, but then I will stay with you. I promise". Judith tells him, "I'll be miserable without you!" Trask leaves.

At Evan's house, a clock reads 8:00. Evan is busy looking through a book, and Trask is sitting in an armchair. Evan looks at Trask and remarks, "What a brooding expression. What's wrong, Mr. Trask?" Trask replies, "Surely you understand my discomfort participating in this sort of thing". Evan says, "Yes. But we can't always be on the side of the angels, can we? Did you bring a picture of your first wife?" Trask replies, "Yes, but you still haven't told me what we are going to do", and gives it to him. Evan looks at the photograph and announces, "That will do marvelously. We are going to conjure up a black ghost of your first wife. Judith will think it's the spirit of Minerva Trask, but it will only be an illusion, an illusion completely under our control". Trask asks, "And it will be visible only to Judith?" Evan replies, "That's the one drawback. Everyone will be able to see it. That's why you must make sure Judith is alone when it happens". Trask says, "You still haven't told me what you're going to do with the photograph". Evan explains, "I will conduct the ceremony to conjure up the black ghost, and at the climax of the ceremony, I will burn the picture and the spirit will appear". Trask says, "Then I must go back to Collinwood". Evan says, "Yes I will start the ceremony at 8:30. It will take a few minutes. That should give you enough time to get back".

Trask returns to Collinwood and starts up the steps up to Judith's room, but Edward comes out of the drawing room and says, "I have a few questions to ask you". Trask protests, "But I want to go upstairs to see Judith", but Edward insists, saying, "This won't take long." The grandfather clock reads exactly 8:30.

At that very moment, Evan, as promised, starts the ceremony, "Spirit! Show thyself to Judith Collins, wherever she may be!" He then burns the picture of Minerva.

In her room, Judith sees the corner of her room near the door start to glow with an eerie light. What looks like the ghost of Minerva Trask appears. Judith screams.

In the drawing room, Edward is telling Trask, "The most serious and disturbing thing was what she said about Evan Handley. She accused him of murdering your first wife! Why would she make such an accusation?" Trask says, Considering her frame of mind, I would say what she said is not rational" Suddenly, Judith comes rushing into the room shouting, "Gregory!!!" Edward exclaims, "Judith! You're trembling! What's wrong?" Judith lies, "Nothing. There's just a chill in my room". Trask tells Edward, "Edward, if you'll excuse us, I'd like to speak to Judith alone". Edward leaves. Trask asks, "Now Judith, I'd like to know why you lied to Edward just now". Judith asks, "Lied?" Trask says, "I can see it in your eyes. Something is wrong". Judith exclaims, "Gregory! In my room! I saw Minerva's spirit! She appeared to me in the corner!" Trask tells her, "It must have been your imagination. Even if it were possible for a spirit to return, Minerva's would not have. She was a kind, understanding woman, and wherever she is, she would be looking upon our marriage with joy". He goes to the liquor table and says, "You know how I feel about alcoholic beverages, but perhaps a drink would soothe your mind right now", pours her a drink. But before he can give it to her, Judith looks across the room and exclaims, "Gregory! She's here again! There!" Trask looks and sees Minerva's ghost sitting in a rocking chair busily sewing something, but lies, "I see no one". Judith tells him, "She's right there! In that chair!", but Trask lies, "There's no one there. It's just your imagination. For some reason, Minerva has come to dominate your thoughts when it should be our future together you should be thinking of. Think about that, and your thoughts of Minerva should disappear. That's what you want, isn't it?" Judith meekly replies, "Yes". Trask tells her, "Now turn around, and tell me what you see". Judith looks at the chair and sees Minerva there, rocking and sewing, but lies, "I don't see anything". Trask says, "There! Didn't I tell you?" Judith says, "Yes. I'd like that brandy now, please". Trask gives it to her, and she downs it with a gulp. She looks across the room at Minerva and lies, "I don't see her anymore". Trask asks, "Who?" Judith replies, "Your wife". Trask reminds her, "But YOU are my wife. Say that!" Judith says, "I am your wife.", then says, I'm not feeling well". Trask suggests, "Perhaps you should go up to your room." Judith replies, "Yes. Aren't you coming with me?" Trask says "Come, Judith. You promised me earlier you wouldn't be afraid. You act as though you were afraid to walk to your room. You're not afraid, are you, Judith?" Judith replies, "Of course not. You'll be up in a few minutes, won't you?" Trask promises, "Yes". Judith takes a nervous glance at Minerva, then leaves and starts up the stairs. Minerva follows her. At the turn, Judith looks back and sees Minerva. She begs, "Don't come any closer! Don't come near me!", but Minerva continues to advance, backing her into the corner...

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Episode 790
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #5)

Tape Date: June 27, 1969
Air Date: July 4, 1969 Friday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 573
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Clarice Blackburn as Minerva Trask
Grayson Hall as Magda
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Judith turns and runs up to her room. Terrified, she closes the door and listens through it to hear if Minerva has followed. But instead, she hears a squeaking sound behind her. She turns and is shocked to see Minerva Trask sitting in a rocking chair, rocking and embroidering. Judith exclaims, "What do you want?! What do you want? Please tell me! I can't stand it any longer!" Trask, hearing the commotion, comes up into the room and asks, "Judith, what's wrong?" Judith replies, "She followed me up here!" Trask asks, "Who?" Judith replies, "Minerva! She's in that chair!" Trask sees this, but lies, "There's no one in that chair". Judith points out, "But it's rocking!" Trask lies, "It's not moving". Judith insists, "It is!" Trask tells her, "I'll prove to you that no one's in that chair. I want you to sit in it", Judith exclaims, "NO!!!" Trask asks, "Why are you making Minerva into such a demon? She never did any harm to anyone her entire life. Now listen to me. Your brother is very disturbed at your recent behavior. He is thinking of having you put away!" Judith gasps, "I can't believe that!" Trask asks, "You're not accusing me of lying, are you?" Judith replies, "No". Trask asks, "Do you believe me?" Judith replies, "Yes". Trask sadly asks "Judith, what choice do you leave him when you continue to act like this?" Judith begs, "Gregory, please make her stop rocking!" Trask lies, "But no one is rocking". Judith begs, "Please make her stop!" Trask turns to leave. Judith asks, "Where are you going?" Trask replies, "I cannot bear to see you like this. Edward is planning terrible things for you, and you cannot even concentrate long enough to talk about it". He exits the room and locks the door. Judith begs, "Don't leave me alone!", but Trask replies, "I am going to pray for you, Judith", and from outside in the hallway and leaves.

Magda goes to the Collinsport Jail. The guard asks, "What are you doing here?" Magda replies, "Mr. Collins sent me, Mr. Edward Collins. Sometimes we Gypsies can look into the mind. He wanted me to see if I could find out anything from the creature". The guard lets her in to see Quentin. She tells the guard, "It would be best if we were left alone". The guard leaves. Magda calls out, "Quentin! Quentin Collins!", but the creature does not reply. Magda says, "Oh, you still don't know who you are or who I am. You still don't know nothing. Listen to me. Barnabas will come and break you out tonight. You are to go to the Old House, the Old House". She exits the cellblock. The guard asks, "Learn anything?" Magda replies, "It's too early to know. We will find out later. Later!", and leaves.

Trask returns to Judith's room. Judith exclaims, "Thank you, Gregory!" Trask asks, "Why thank me?" Judith replies, "For praying for me". Trask says, "It was the only thing I could think of doing". Judith replies, "It was the right thing to do. I'm no longer having the delusions." Trask asks, "You no longer see Minerva?" Judith lies, "I no longer see Minerva", in spite of the fact that Minerva is still in the rocking chair, sewing. Trask asks, "Are you sure? You lied to me once before!" Judith insists, "I'm not lying. I no longer see her". Trask notes, "Unhappily, this is not the first time something like this has happened". Judith asks, "What are you talking about?" Trask replies, "Dirk Wilkins and his hold over you". Judith protests, "I couldn't help that!" Trask says, "You couldn't? Or could you? Perhaps there's something inside you that calls out to supernatural creatures". Judith points out, "But others have been the victims of vampires! Your own daughter..." Trask becomes angry and says, "I did not come here to argue with you", then tells Judith, "I want you to do something for me. I think it would be best if you stayed here and rested". Judith begs, "Don't leave me!" Trask asks, "Why not? What are you afraid of? You told me you no longer see Minerva". Judith says, "I don't". Trask looks at Minerva, who's rocking and sewing, and tells Judith, "Then perhaps you should do something to occupy your mind. Read or sew, perhaps. Minerva used to sit for hours and sew: Stitch, stitch, stitch. Sometimes I would tell her, 'Minerva, you're sewing your life away'". Judith exclaims, "Please don't talk about her!" Trask continues, "Everything seems to have happened so quickly. Her death, our marriage. She still seems so close, so very close", and turns to leave. Judith begs, "Gregory! Please don't leave me!" Trask asks, "Why not? You are well. You told me so yourself", and leaves.

The clock in the foyer reads 10:00. Trask goes down into the foyer. There's a knock at the door. Trask answers. It's Magda. He asks, "What are you doing here?" Magda replies, "Judith sent for me". Trask remarks, "I'm surprised". Magda says, "That she sent for me?" Trask replies, "Now, that you told me the truth. I already knew she sent for you". Magda asks, "You knew she sent for me?" Trask replies, "Yes". Magda remarks, "You seem to have made everything here your business". Trask replies, "Everything here IS my business". Magda says, "She's waiting for me. I gotta go", but Trask says, "You and I are not finished talking yet!" Magda asks, "You want something from me?" Trask confidently says, "I will get something from you!" Magda remarks, "You seem very confident". Trask tells her, "You will do what I want you to do! I understand your sister had two children. You wouldn't want them sent away, would you?" Magda replies, "All right. What do you want me to do?"

At the jail, Quentin hears the sound of a bat squeaking out in the office, followed by the guard shouting, "Hey! What are you doing in here? Where did you come from? NO!!!", then the thud of a body hitting the floor, then the sound of footsteps. The door to the cellblock opens mysteriously by itself, then the door to Quentin's cell does the same. Quentin walks out.

At Collinwood, Judith stares at an empty rocking chair. There's a knock at the door. She calls out, "Who is it?" Magda replies, "Magda". Judith lets her in. Judith exclaims, "She's not here!" Magda answers, "Who's not here?" Judith replies, "The ghost of Minerva Trask! She was here all day, but ten minutes ago, she vanished! That's why I sent for you! If anyone else could see her, it would be you!" Minerva's ghost reappears in the rocking chair. Judith exclaims, "She's back! In that rocking chair! You see her, don't you, Magda?" Magda lies, "I don't see nothing". Judith exclaims, "Magda! She's here! Tell me you see her!", but Magda continue to lie, "I don't see nobody". Judith begs, "Magda, you've got to tell me you see her! You've got to!"

Magda goes back down into the foyer. Trask asks, "Have you seen my wife?" Magda caustically asks, "Which one?" Trask replies, "You know which one! My poor, sick wife Judith". Magda replies, "Your poor, sick wife is seeing what you caused her to see". Trask exclaims, "You didn't let her know you saw it?!" Magda replies, "No, I lied as you made me lie. How did you do it?" Trask replies, "That's none of your business. Your business here is finished". Magda tells him, "There's only one thing I got to say to you. I have traveled all over the world, and I have met many low people, but you are the LOWEST! That black coat and that collar hide nothing from me! I know you are a swine!", and spits contemptuously on the floor, then leaves.

The clock in the foyer strikes midnight. Quentin, instead of going the the old house as instructed, goes to Collinwood instead, and goes into the drawing room. Still not having regained his full mental capacities, he wonders, "Where am I? What is this place? Why have I come here? Who am I? I don't know this place. Why am I here?" He notices the gramophone and turns it on. It plays "his" music.

Upstairs, Judith hears the music and leaves her room to investigate.

Downstairs, Quentin is listening to the music and reciting the lyrics, the same ones in Charity's dream.

...Haunting melodies, veiled in misty glow...

Judith comes into the drawing room, sees Quentin and screams. Quentin tells her, "Judith! Be quiet!" Judith asks, "How do you know my name?" Quentin replies, "I am Quentin". Judith says, "Quentin?!", and turns to go. Quentin asks, "Where are you going? Don't get anyone! Judith, you're not afraid of your own brother!" Judith says, "You're not my brother!" Quentin says, "Please, they're after me!" Judith asks, "Who?" Quentin replies, "The police!" Judith says, "I don't understand! Why are you here? How do you know who I am?" Quentin replies, "Because this is my home! I am Quentin!" Judith, not believing this, turns to flee - only to find her way blocked by Minerva Trask standing in the doorway of the drawing room holding a knife raised to strike. Judith screams...

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Episode 791
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: June 30, 1969
Air Date: July 7, 1969 Monday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 574
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Joan Bennett as Judith Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Clarice Blackburn as Ghost of Minerva Trask
Michael Stroka as Aristede

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Quentin runs up to Minerva to stop her, but when he gets to her, she just vanishes into thin air. Quentin, startled, asks, "What happened to her?" Judith, surprised, asks, "You saw her?" Quentin replies, "Of course I saw her. She looked like someone I once knew". Gregory Trask, having heard Judith's screams, comes running downstairs holding a gun. Seeing Quentin, he shouts, "Who are you? Get out of here! I will allow no prowlers on my property!". Quentin runs off. Trask tries to shoot him as he flees, but Judith prevents him from doing so. Trask asks, "Why did you stop me?" Judith replies, "He saw her! Minerva! She had a knife! She tried to kill me, but he stopped her!" Trask remarks, "Pretty gallant for a prowler". Judith tells him, "He said he was Quentin". Trask asks, "Do you think he looked like Quentin?! Obviously, the prowler has upset your mind". He takes out some medicine and says, "Perhaps you should take some of this medicine". Judith refuses, "No! I'm sane!" Minerva reappears in the room. Judith stares at her. Trask asks, "What is it? Do you see Minerva again?" Judith defiantly replies, "Yes! You MUST see her! HE saw her!", but Trask just replies, "Strange. I can't see her. Magda couldn't see her. Only you and a stranger who says he's Quentin seems to be able to see her". Minerva's ghost gets up from the chair and starts approaching. Judith screams, "She's coming!", but the ghost suddenly stops and just stands there. Trask asks, "What is it? Is life with me so bad you envy Minerva and want to be dead as she is?" There's a knock at the front door. Trask tells Judith, "I think you should take the sedative". Judith tells him, "She still has the knife!", but he just replies, "I want you to sit here in this room!" Judith tells him, "I don't want to!", but Trask says, "It's for your own good!", and leaves, closing the drawing room doors behind him.

Trask answers the front door. It's Evan Handley. He tells Trask, "That wolf creature has escaped. The countryside is swarming with police". Trask tells him, "We did have a prowler at first. Judith said he saw Minerva.", then asks, Did you bring the paper?" Evan replies, "Yes", and gives it to him. Trask reads it and exults, "Excellent! Excellent!" Evan, looking worried, asks, "Don't you think it's a little early to have her sign it?" Trask replies, "You will not think it's too soon after you see her!" Evan reminds him, "But you said a prowler saw Minerva. What did Judith think about that?" Trask replies, "She said the prowler was Quentin! He looked nothing like Quentin! Her mind's gone! Soon, I will be rich!". Evan corrects him, "You mean WE will be rich". Trask says, "Let us discuss that at your house tonight after everything has been taken care of". Evan remarks, "Poor Judith. She waited so long to marry, then when she finally did, she got you...to take care of her. Do you think she'll really believe these blatant falsehoods? After all, she's just seen Edward recently, and she did go to Carl's funeral". Trask confidently replies, "I assure you, she will believe anything we tell her to believe!" Inside the room, Judith screams...

Trask and Evan go in to see why Judith screamed. Minerva is standing there holding a knife upraised as if prepared to strike, but isn't advancing or anything, just standing there. But Evan and Trask pretend not to see anything, and Trask asks, "What's the matter, Judith?" Judith replies, "She started to attack me with that knife, but stopped! Don't you see her?" Trask asks, "See what?" Judith tells him, "She's putting the knife down. Now she's sitting back down in the chair." Trask remarks to Evan, in a patronizing voice, "Perhaps to sew. She says she sews a lot" Judith asks Evan, "Don't you see her?!" Evan lies, "No". Judith protests, "But Quentin saw her!" Trask remarks, "But Quentin is away! Don't you remember? I think I know what's causing all these delusions. There's been too much to burden your mind. Evan has brought a paper. Sign it and you'll be freed of all these burdens". Judith asks, "Shouldn't I read it first?" Trask replies, "No, that won't be necessary. I've already read it. Just sign it." Judith protests, "But I must discuss this with Edward first!" Trask turns to Evan and says, again in a patronizing voice, "See? It gets worse all the time". He turns back to Judith and lies, "Edward is dead. He died in Bangor". Judith exclaims, "No! Carl is dead, but Edward is alive!" Trask lies, "No, Carl is in Europe". Judith exclaims, "Edward is dead?! Carl is in Europe??" Trask tells her, "Sign these papers, and these delusions will all end". Judith glances nervously at Minerva again, then signs the document. Trask announces, "There. It's done. Let me walk you to the door, Evan". Evan tells Judith, "Goodbye, Judith. I hope you feel better".

In the foyer, with the drawing room doors closed, Trask asks Evan, "You will start the ceremony soon?" Evan replies, "As soon as I get home". Trask exults, "Our creation served us well, very well indeed! I am Master of Collinwood!" Evan points out, "Only as long as she remains insane". Trask assures him, "She will remain insane for a long time! I promise you!"

Trask goes back into the drawing room. Judith, now totally insane, is babbling, "Winter comes early this year. I hate the snow, Carl. I don't want to play in the snow. Edward is dead. Did you know that, Carl? Don't bury me! Don't bury me alive!"

Evan goes home and starts the ceremony, "Spirit of darkness! I am finished with you! Spirit of darkness! I will now permit you to be at peace!"

At Collinwood, Trask takes Judith into the tower room. Minerva's ghost follows. Judith is by now completely insane, and keeps saying things that don't make any sense, "Beware of the berries of early Spring. They can be poisonous. And in the Winter, the snow can be dangerous".

Evan completes the ceremony, "Spirit of Darkness, you will do what I say, for it is I who summoned you. Be gone!

In the tower room, Judith sees Minerva and screams, "Make her go away! Make her go away!". Minerva's ghost vanishes. Judith exclaims, "She's gone!" Trask tells her, "And I must go too". Judith begs, "Please don't leave me alone! I don't like this place!" Trask asks, "Why must you make it so difficult for me to help you? I'm trying to help you, but you make it so difficult! If you continue to act like this, soon, Minerva will be back! And Dirk, and Rachel, and all the dead!". He leaves, locking the door behind him.

Trask is at Evan Handley's house. Evan remarks, "Done, and done quickly. I like that" He jokes, "You don't think poor dead Edward will object, will he?" Trask asks, "What can he do? I'm Master of Collinwood! Unless that paper you drew up has a loophole". Evan assures him, "It doesn't. I have drawn up another paper, one for you to sign". Trask takes it, reads it, and exclaims, "You are asking for too much!" Evan says, "You must admit, my contribution to Judith's insanity was valuable". Trask says, "Very well. I will sign it if you will agree to give me additional help". Evan asks, "What sort of help?" Trask replies, "If Judith should start to regain her mind, you are to bring Minerva back. Not only Minerva, but Dirk and Rachel as well. I warned her that would happen. And a whole room of ghosts, if necessary". Evan agrees to this. Trask signs he paper, then says, "Remember what I said", and leaves. Unknown to them, Quentin is lurking about outside.

After Trask leaves, Evan hears a noise outside and calls out, "Who's there?" Quentin comes in. Evan exclaims, "Quentin?!", then says, "Yes. I recognize you". Quentin asks, "What do you remember?" Evan lies, "Nothing". Quentin exclaims, "You're lying! You recognize the work of that cursed hand! But I see it changed you back...I need your help! That's why I came here! It was difficult. The place is crawling with police! They're hunting the creature! It's terrible to think of what they'll do to him when they find him! You must help me!" Evan replies, "I will. What do you need? Food? Money?" Quentin replies, "No! I came here so the hand can change me back too!" Evan lies, "Then you came to the wrong place. I don't have it". Quentin asks, "Then how did you change back?" Evan replies, "It happened by itself". Quentin says, "I don't believe you! If you don't have the hand, then you won't mind me searching for it" and starts to search around. Evan says, "Yes I do!", and tries to stop Quentin. They fight. Quentin knocks Evan out, then mutters, "You have the hand somewhere, and I'm going to find out where!", and continues his search. Finally, he finds the box in the desk drawer. He takes it out of the drawer, puts it on the desk, opens it, and looks at the hand. Suddenly, the French doors open. Quentin asks, "Who's there?" A dark-complexioned, black-haired young man of about twenty-five years of age steps into the room and demands, "I'll take the hand, Mr. Collins. NOW!"

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Episode 792
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: July 2, 1969
Air Date: July 8, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 575
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Lara Parker as Angelique
Michael Stroka as Aristede

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Quentin asks, "Who are you?" The man replies, "It was rude of me not to introduce myself. My name is Aristede". Quentin asks, "What do you want?" The man replies, "I want that hand". Quentin refuses, "No!" Aristede tells him, "I can be very persuasive, and very persistent as well". Quentin assures him, "You're not getting it!" but Aristede confidently says "Yes I am", and pulls out a wicked looking wavy dagger, explaining, "This was made by a Persian sword smith a long time ago. He called it the Dancing Girl. When it dances inside you, it's the dance of death!" Quentin asks, "Why do you need the hand?" Aristede replies, "Never mind. Just give it to me. The dancing girl is getting restless..." Quentin tries to bargain, "Let's make an agreement. I'll keep the hand until I'm finished with it, then I'll give it to you", but Aristede refuses, "There's no need for me to make a deal with you as long as I have the dancing girl!" Quentin begs, "But I need it!", but Aristede replies, "I don't care. Put it on the desk, please". Quentin does so. Aristede takes it, says, "Delighted to have met you, Mr. Collins. Sorry we won't be meeting again!" and leaves.

At the old house, Magda is wondering where Quentin could be, "Where is he? Barnabas got Quentin out of jail long ago. What has gone wrong? Have the police picked him up, or something even worse?" There's the sound of the front door. Magda calls out, "Who's there?", then sees that it's Quentin coming in. She asks, "Where have you been?" Quentin replies, "Collinwood". Magda asks, "Why go there?" Quentin replies, "I don't know. After that, I went to Evan Handley's house". Magda exclaims, "Then you have the hand!!", but Quentin tells her, "No, I did, but then someone took it away from me". Magda asks, "Who?" Quentin tells her, "It was someone I've never seen before". Magda moans, "I knew King Johnny Romano would send someone after it, but I didn't know it would be so soon! He's after me!" Quentin asks, "What do you mean?" Magda replies, "I stole the hand from King Johnny Romano! Now he's sent someone after me! I gotta run!" Quentin tells her, "It would be no use. You'd never escape that young man, Magda". Magda, looking puzzled, says, "YOUNG man? But that don't make no sense. They would have sent an elder to take care of a matter as important as this". Quentin begs, "You've got to stay and help me! I'll help you fight King Johnny Romano!", but Magda replies, "No! There's nothing either of can do to fight him!" Quentin tells her, "There's nothing you and I could do by ourselves, but with a powerful ally, we could". Magda asks, "Who are you talking about?" Quentin replies, "Angelique. She owes me a favor". Magda points out, "But she's not here". Quentin replies, "You and I are going to summon her". Magda protests, "No! She's evil!", but Quentin continues, "Angelique can take care of King Johnny Romano and his entire tribe, and you and I will no longer have to hide". Magda reluctantly agrees to the plan, "All right. But how are you going to summon her?" Quentin asks, "Do you have any black candles?" Magda replies, "Yes". Quentin tells her, "Bring them". Magda leaves and returns with a candelabrum filled with black candles. Quentin lights them, then begins an incantation, "Oh, hidden spirit! Climb out of the pits of hell if that is where you be! Hidden spirit, make yourself known to me! You are needed! Now!"

Evan regains consciousness, and sees Angelique standing in the room. He asks, "Where have you been?" Angelique replies, "I can see I have come at a terrible time". Evan quickly gets up, and looks in the drawer where he had kept the hand. He finds that it is gone. Angelique asks, "What happened?" Evan explains, "Quentin and I had a fight". Angelique asks, "What did he take from you?" Evan asks, "What makes you think he took anything from me?" Angelique says, "Oh, give me some credit for intelligence! I can see that you just looked and found something missing. But let me tell you my plans first. I want to get back into the bosom of the Collins family". Evan remarks, "That would be difficult, considering you were the fiancée of a vampire". Angelique concocts a story, "How was I supposed to know that? First, I found him charming, then became one of this victims". Evan tells her, "They'll never believe that!", but Angelique says, "They will if you tell them. If you tell them that you knew me before I ever met Barnabas, it will be hard for them to see me as anything other than a helpless victim". Evan remarks, "That will be hard to do". Angelique asks, "Are you afraid of Trask? You should be afraid of me! Anything he can do to you, I can do something a hundred times worse!" Evan replies, "I'm not afraid of him. It's just that he's a hard man to convince". Angelique tells him, "Well, you must try. What's the matter? What's been bothering you ever since I got here? What is it Quentin took from you?" She sits down on a couch and motions for Evan to sit by her, saying, "Come here and tell me all about it!"

Quentin is still trying to call Angelique, "Hidden spirit! Come to me!" Magda tells him, "Quentin, it's no use", but Quentin replies, "I've got to keep trying!" Magda, still frightened, says, "No! I've got to go before they gypsy gets here!" Quentin says, "No!", but Magda says, "I gotta go!", and runs off, but when she opens the door, she finds Angelique standing outside it. Quentin sees Angelique and exclaims, "You answered my summons!" Angelique asks, "Summons, Quentin? No, I just happened to be wandering by". Quentin, still disfigured, asks "How did you recognize me?" Angelique replies, "Judging from your appearance, that must be a very powerful hand indeed!" Quentin asks, "How did you know about the hand?" Angelique replies, "Evan told me about it. Let me see it". Quentin tells her, "I don't have it. Someone else has it". Angelique asks, "Who?" Magda explains, "I stole it from King Johnny Romano. He sent someone to take it back. I stole it to end the curse". Angelique asks, "Curse? You two have been busy, haven't you? Tell me the whole story! I don't like half-truths! Begin!"

At his house, Evan is making a telephone call, "Operator?... Give me Collinsport 332, please....Hello, Edward. This is Evan Handley.... Edward, I've just had an unexpected visitor. Angelique ...No, wait a moment, Edward! The situation is not what everyone thinks it is. There are a few things you should know..."

Quentin finishes telling Angelique the story, "...and he came at me with a knife. I had no choice but to give him the hand" Angelique tells Magda, "Leave the room" Magda asks, "Why?" Angelique replies, "Because what I will say is between Quentin and me". Magda leaves. Quentin asks, "Then you will help me?" Angelique replies, "Yes. For a price. You ask a lot from me, Quentin, and I am going to ask a lot in return. Are you prepared to accept that?" Quentin asks, "What do you want from me?" Angelique remarks, "You hesitate. Could you possibly be in a worse position than you are now? I'll get the hand, then I'll name my price, and you can make your decision then, agreed?" Quentin agrees. Angelique says, "Now tell me what this gypsy looks like..."

Aristede is standing on a street in town, apparently waiting for someone. As he is about to light a thin cigar, Angelique comes walking up to him. He is obviously entranced by her beauty and exuberantly greets her, "Good evening!" Angelique replies, "Good evening". Aristede asks, "Isn't this an unusual time for you to be here?" Angelique replies, "Are you a stranger here?" Aristede replies, "Yes". Angelique says, "So am I. Where are you from?" Aristede replies cryptically, "No place, and every place". Angelique notes, "You're waiting for someone. Who?" Aristede replies, "You!" Angelique laughs, "I don't believe you! You're just saying that!" Aristede asks, "Where are you from?" Angelique coyly replies, "No place, and every place". Aristede laughs, "You're just trying to sound like me!" Angelique replies, "I could! I'm an actress! I'm a puppeteer! I just arrived with a puppeteer troupe!" Aristede asks, "Why are you not with them?" Angelique replies, "I had a quarrel with my..." then pauses. Aristede asks, "Gentleman friend?" Angelique replies, "Yes. So I came down here. I can entertain you while you wait. Will you give me your handkerchief?" He does so, giving her a reddish handkerchief. She sniffs it and remarks, "It is a very expensive scent!" Aristede remarks, "I like things that are pleasant to the senses", eying her lustfully. Angelique takes out a wooden doll, wraps the handkerchief loosely around it's neck, and remarks, "This is you. Perhaps not so dapper as you, but definitely you. Now turn around, and he'll call to you in your own voice. What's your name?" Aristede replies, "Aristede, at your service!" Angelique tells him, "Aristede. I like that. Now turn around and let me fool you". Aristede turns his back to her as instructed. Angelique calls out, "Aristede!", in her own voice. Aristede turns back around and complains, "That's not very good! It didn't sound at all like my voice!" Angelique tightens the handkerchief and says, "But I did fool you!". Aristede starts to choke and gasps, "What are you doing to me?" Angelique replies, "I'm choking you! Can't you feel it?" Aristede asks, "What do you want?" Angelique demands, "Give me the hand! Now! In a moment, it will be too late!"

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Episode 793
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: July 1, 1969
Air Date: July 9, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Sam Hall
Worldvision Rerun: 576
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique
Michael Stroka as Aristede

Collinwood in the year 1897. Somewhere on the great estate, a deformed and desperate Quentin Collins waits for the powers of a bizarre disembodied hand to bring an end the curse he has lived with. In desperation he has enlisted the aid of Angelique to get the hand from the stranger who has it.

Angelique demands, "Tell me where it is!" Aristede replies, "I can't!" Angelique tells him, "I'll give you five seconds! Tell me or die!" Aristede begs, "Let me breathe!" Angelique loosens the handkerchief a bit and asks, "Is that better?" Aristede replies, "Yes". Angelique demands, "Now tell me where the hand is!" Aristede replies, "In a box. Buried in the cemetery. Near a tombstone". Angellique asks, "What is the name on the tombstone?" Aristede replies, "John Thompson. Now give me back my handkerchief!" Angelique says, "I'm not finished with it yet", and tightens it around the doll". Aristede asks, "What are you doing?!" Angelique replies, "You might be a nuisance, and I can't have that!". She strangles him into unconsciousness, then unwraps the handkerchief and lays it across his body, then leaves.

At Collinwood, the clock in the foyer reads 9:00. Beth comes out from the door under the stairs. Edward sees her and calls out, "Beth!" Beth replies, "Yes, Mr. Collins?" Edward asks, "You're not going out at this hour, are you?" Beth tells him, "For a little while, yes". Edward tells her, "You'd better not be out too late. You're going to need your rest. You're going to get up early tomorrow morning and accompany me and my sister to Portland". Beth says, "I don't understand". Edward explains, "Her condition is continuing to worsen. I'm putting her in a sanitarium". Beth asks, "A sanitarium?" Edward assures her, "I'm sure it will only be a short time until she recovers. May I ask where you're going?" Beth replies, "To look for Quentin. He hasn't been home since last night". Edward remarks, "He's probably just gone on another one of his sprees". Beth asks, "Are you trying to keep me from going?" Edward replies, "I'm just trying to keep you from wasting your time". Beth tells him, "I don't believe I am! Good night, Mr. Collins!", and leaves.

A man (Thayer David) comes and nudges the unconscious Aristede with his foot, shouting, "Aristede! Wake up! Get to your feet!" Aristede awakens, complaining, "Oh, my head is throbbing!" The man, of stout build, in his fifties, with curly gray hair and a curly gray beard, angrily says, "Look at me! I said look at me!", then slaps Aristede, then asks, "You didn't get the hand, did you?" Aristede replies, "I did". The man continues, "But you had it taken away. What happened? Was it drink, women, or both?" Aristede fearfully explains, "Victor! She had powers! She almost killed me! Victor! I swear! I'll find the hand! I'll get it back!", but the man tells him, "No, now that I am here, I'll get it. If one plan fails, it's time to try another. That hand is vitally important to me. It must be vitally important to someone else as well. Someone else must know its powers. My credentials are in perfect order. I'll go to Collinwood and ask some questions, particularly about this woman you met".

Beth goes to the old house. The room is darkened. Beth calls out, "Barnabas? Is anyone here?" Seeing a shadowy figure sitting in an armchair, she calls to it, "Barnabas? Is that you?" Quentin gets up, revealing his disfigured face. Beth, not recognizing him, screams and turns to run, but Quentin exclaims, "Beth! Don't run from me! Please! I'm Quentin!" Beth gasps, "Quentin? It can't be you!" Quentin replies, "It is". Beth asks, "My God! What happened to you? Your face!" Quentin tells her, "I'll sit down. You won't be able to see it as clearly then" and does so. Beth exclaims, "You've got to tell me what happened!" Quentin replies, "I don't know. There was a full moon last night..." Beth says, "I know". Quentin continues, "I made the transformation, then when I made the transformation back, I turned into this". Beth asks, "Is it a new part of the curse?" Quentin replies, "I don't know. All I know is that I'd rather die than live like this! You've got to go back to Collinwood. There's no future with me", but Beth says, "No, Quentin! We've got to find a cure, and I'm going to stay with you until I find it".

Angelique returns to Collinwood carrying the box with the hand in it with her. Edward, from inside the drawing room, sees her and tells her, "Angelique, please come into the drawing room. I'd like to talk to you". She goes into the drawing room. Edward continues, "I received a rather surprising telephone call from Evan Handley earlier this evening. He tried his best to convince me you're innocent, but I don't believe him. The fact that he knew you before you met Barnabas doesn't clear you. I believe you knew what Barnabas was and where he is now". Angelique lies, "I swear, I don't!" Edward asks, "Then why did you run away after Barnabas' secret was discovered?" Angelique replies, "Because I was afraid of what people would think!" Edward asks, "And before that. You knew, and did nothing to stop his vicious campaign?" Angelique replies, "I had no choice! The victim of a vampire has no choice, just like Charity Trask. It was the most degrading experience!" Edward tells her, "I don't believe you!" Angelique replies, "I'm not asking you to believe me. I'm leaving Collinwood, but before I do, I wanted you to know the truth. When I first met Barnabas, I found him charming, just as you did. When I was with him, I felt warm and secure. But then I found out the truth". Edward asks, "How?" Angelique replies, "I went to the old house. It was dark. I heard Barnabas call to me. Then I saw him. It was not the Barnabas I had come to know and love. I saw instead an evil creature. I was terrified, too frightened to move. Then he came to me and slowly put his arm around me, and in a moment, I felt his teeth sink into my neck. I fainted, and when I awoke, Barnabas told me I was to be his bride, and I had to agree. I had no power to resist him. I had to agree!", crying tearfully. Edward says, "My poor child! I had no idea!" Angelique continues, "And when Barnabas' secret was discovered, the marks on my neck vanished, and I was back to normal". Edward remarks, "Just like Charity!" Angelique tells him, "Now that I have told you, I will leave Collinwood", but Edward tells her, "There's no need for you to do that. You may stay here as long as you like". There's a knock at the front doors. Edward answers. It is the man whom Aristede addressed as "Victor". He asks, "May I speak to Edward Collins?" Edward replies, "I am he". The man introduces himself, "My name is Victor Fenn-Gibbon. You don't know me, but we have a friend in common, the Earl of Hampshire". He gives Edward a letter and continues, "He told me to give you this letter of introduction. He said it would tell you what you needed to know". Edward reads the letter and seems very impressed. He asks, "Mr. Fenn-Gibbon, are you here on business or pleasure?" Fenn-Gibbon replies, "I am here for a little rest. I have led a strenuous life". Edward tells him, "You're welcome to stay here at Collinwood", but Fenn- Gibbon declines, "No! That would be too much of an imposition!" Edward insists, "No. I wouldn't have it any other way. The Earl of Hampshire is a very good friend of mine". Edward notices that Angelique has come out into the foyer and introduces them, "Mr. Fenn- Gibbon, this is Angelique DuVal, and Angelique, this is Victor Fenn- Gibbon, from England". Fenn-Gibbon notices Angelique standing there - and notices the box she's carrying. He asks, "DuVal. Were you born in France?" Angelique replies, "No. My parents were born in Martinique, but I was born here". Fenn-Gibbon compliments her, "I've been all over the world, and I've never met anyone as beautiful and charming as you". Angelique replies, "Thank you. But now I must leave. I promised to take something to a friend in town", and leaves. Edward takes Fenn-Gibbon into the drawing room to talk. Fenn-Gibbon tells him, "There is something I would like to explain. My voice - I can hardly speak above a whisper. I served with Lord Kitchener. A native spear hit me between the shoulder blades and pierced up into my vocal cords." Edward exclaims, "Lord Kitchener!", sounding very impressed. Fenn-Gibbon replies, "Yes, Lord Kitchener. A very proud man, perhaps too proud..."

Angelique arrives at the old house, bearing the box containing the hand. Beth and Quentin are at the old house. Quentin asks, "Did you get it?" Angelique replies, "Yes. The hand is in this box", and puts it on the table. She continues, "Soon, Quentin, your problems will all be over". Beth asks, "Quentin, what is she talking about? What hand?" Quentin replies, "I'll show you", and prepares to open the box, but Angelique stops him, saying, "No, Quentin, don't open the box. You tried once before, and look what happened to you. Let me handle everything this time". She turns to Beth and tells her, "Go back to Collinwood. What happens here next must be between me and Quentin". Beth refuses, "No! I want to stay!", but Quentin begs, "Please, Beth. If you want me to help you, you can help me by going back to Collinwood". Beth agrees, "All right. I'll wait for you there", and leaves.

At Collinwood, the clock in the foyer strikes 11:00. Fenn-Gibbon asks Edward, "Are you sure there will be no difficulties?" Edward assures him, "No". Fenn-Gibbon tells him, "Thank you for your hospitality. I have a carriage outside. I'll go get my things". Edward replies, "I look forward to your return. I'll have a servant prepare a room for you". Fenn-Gibbon has apparently accepted Edward's invitation to stay at Collinwood.

At the old house, Quentin asks Angelique, "Why don't you start?" Angelique replies, "We have to settle on a price first". Quentin asks, "A price?" Angelique reminds him, "I told you I would find the hand and charge you a price for helping you". Quentin asks, "What?" Angelique replies, "I want you to marry me". Quentin exclaims, "What?! Why?" Angelique replies, "I have my reasons. Agree to marry me and I'll help you. Refuse and stay as you are". Quentin agrees, "I don't want to stay like this. I'll marry you. Let's start". Angelique picks the hand up and starts an incantation, "Emperor Lucifer, Master of all the revolting spirits, I entreat thee, help me! Let this hand do my bidding!", but suddenly, she screams, "AHHH!". Quentin asks, "What's wrong?" Angelique replies, "I don't know! The hand, it pulled away from me! I have no control over it! It's alive!" The hand jumps onto Quentin's chest. Quentin shouts, "It's on me! No!!! The pain's starting! It's impossible! There's no full moon tonight! Do something!" Angelique replies, "I don't know what to do!" Quentin begs, "Oh no! Don't let it happen...", and turns into a werewolf. Unnoticed by both Quentin and Angelique is Victor Fenn-Gibbon spying in through the window...

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Episode 794
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: July 3, 1969
Air Date: July 10, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 577
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Thayer David as Count Petofi
 - (credited as Victor Fenn-Gibbon)
Diana Davila as Julianka
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Bob O'Connell as Bartender
Alex Stevens as Werewolf

There are few who have ever lived at Collinwood who have not known terror in some form. But no man has ever been so terrified as Quentin Collins is this night, in the Old House on the Collins estate. There, with the help of Angelique, he has sought to use the supernatural powers of the mysterious disembodied hand to end the curse that has afflicted him. But the attempt has failed. And once again, Quentin is being transformed from man to beast. And Angelique is unaware that the transformation is witnessed by a sinister stranger.

The werewolf is now alone in the living room of the old house, Angelique having somehow escaped. The werewolf runs out the front door. Victor Fenn-Gibbon comes running into the old house shouting, "The hand! I must get the hand!", but finds that it's gone.

Angelique is in the drawing room at Collinwood. She hears a wolf howling outside, probably Quentin. Fenn-Gibbon comes into the room and remarks, "Ah, Miss DuVal. I thought you would still be in town". Angelique replies, "No, I did what I had to do there and came back". Fenn-Gibbon asks, "Is Mr. Edward Collins here?" Angelique replies, "I don't know. Perhaps he's in his study". Fenn-Gibbon replies, "Then I won't bother him. I cannot resist talking to a beautiful woman". Angelique asks, "Are you staying here long?" Fenn-Gibbon replies, "A week, two at most, then I'll continue seeing the rest of your beautiful country. Are you related to the Collins?" Angelique replies, "I was engaged to a member of the Collins family, but it didn't work out, so now I'm a guest here, as you are". Petofi says, "You said you were from Martinique?" Angelique replies, "My ancestors were". Petofi asks, "Tell me, have you ever been there?" Angelique replies, "No, never". Petofi tells her, "I was there in 1887, as an envoy with the bureau of trade. I saw much of the natives, and their ceremonial rites. Do those things interest you?" Angelique feigns puzzlement, "What?" Petofi explains, "The use of magic, both black and white". Angelique lies, "I have no knowledge of that". Petofi suggests, "Perhaps you might visit there sometime" Suddenly, he exclaims, "Oh! I left the inn without bringing the gift! I had intended to bring Mr. Collins a gift. I must go back and get it. I shall be back as soon as possible. Please don't tell Mr. Collins that I've been here. I want the gift to be a surprise", and leaves. Right after Fenn-Gibbon leaves, Angelique hears a strange pulsing noise that appears to be coming from the portrait of Barnabas, and leaves.

Aristede is at the Blue Whale. He tells the bartender, "Get me a glass of chartreuse. Not for me. I'm expecting someone". The bartender leaves to do so. Victor Fenn-Gibbon comes in and sits down at the table and tells Aristede, "Order something for me". Aristede replies, "I already have". Fenn-Gibbons says, "You are efficient, Aristede!" Aristede asks, "You went to Collinwood?" Fenn-Gibbon replies, "Yes, and I found your young lady". Aristede asks, "Did you get the hand from her?" Fenn-Gibbon replies, "I can almost forgive you for losing the hand. She is indeed a most charming and beautiful woman. I said almost." Aristede asks, "What did you find out?" Fenn-Gibbon replies, "That the young lady can be a most formidable enemy, or a most powerful friend". Aristede angrily says, "I consider someone who choked me an enemy! I will kill her the next time!" Fenn-Gibbon tells him, "That would be most difficult. As you said, she seems to have supernatural powers. Getting the hand will be more difficult than we had expected. This is a job that will require careful planning. We will have to stay here longer than we planned. I have the perfect base of operations at Collinwood. Edward Collins thinks I am a member of the English aristocracy!" Aristede asks, "When will I be joining you at Collinwood?" Fenn- Gibbon replies, "You will stay here. It must not be known that we are together". Suddenly, Fenn-Gibbon gasps. Aristede asks, "What the matter?" Fenn-Gibbon replies, his voice full of fear, "Over there! That woman who's just come in!" Aristede looks at the young, beautiful woman who's just walked into the tavern and remarks, "It's only a gypsy". Fenn-Gibbon tells him, "I hate them! Find out what she wants, why she's here. I'll be in the woods waiting for you. Understand?" Aristede replies, "Yes, Victor". Fenn-Gibbon leaves.

Aristede goes to the gypsy and says, "Hello". The gypsy asks, "What do you want?" Aristede replies, "I want to talk to you". The woman asks, "Why?" Aristede replies, "Because you're very beautiful", but the woman tells him, "Go away". But Aristede continues talking, "You're not going to get away from me so easily! I'm very fond of gypsies. I'm familiar with the group that camps outside town". This seems to pique the gypsy's interest. She asks, "You know this group?" Aristede replies, "Yes". The gypsy asks, "Do you know one named Magda Rakosi?" Aristede replies, "Maybe. What's your name?" The woman replies, "Julianka, but you can forget it. I will not be here long enough for you have much opportunity to use it. Now tell me where I can find Magda", Aristede replies, "After we have a drink together". Julianka reluctantly agrees, "Very well".

Angelique goes to the old house and finds Barnabas there - obviously what she had sensed. She asks, What is it?" Barnabas replies, "I must talk to you!" Angelique notes, "There's a sense of urgency in your tone. I told you you'd be discovered if you stayed too long in the past", but Barnabas replies, "That's not what I wanted to talk to you about. I spoke to Magda. She said Quentin appealed to you for help. Did you decide to help him?" Angelique replies, "Yes". Barnabas asks, "How?" Angelique tells him, "He told me about that strange hand, and I used it". Barnabas asks, "Did it work?" Angelique replies, "No. Quentin underwent another transformation". Barnabas exclaims, "Fool! You should have known you couldn't control the hand!", but Angelique confidently replies, "You underestimate me. In time, I will be able to control it". Barnabas asks, "Why help Quentin? What's helping him going to get you?" Angelique replies, "A husband". Barnabas asks, "A husband?" Angelique tells him, "Quentin has agreed to marry me if I succeed in lifting the curse". Barnabas tells her, "Angelique, stay away from Quentin Collins!" Angelique asks, "Why?" Barnabas tells her, "Your meddling will affect the future!" Angelique counters, "And what have you been doing? I do this because I am bored! I'm tired of waiting for you! I intend to start living, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!"

Aristede and the gypsy woman are walking through the woods. Aristede stops. Julianka asks, "Why are you stopping?" Aristede replies, "You can go the rest of the way yourself. There. Beyond the clearing. That is the house Magda lives in", pointing at the Old House. Julianka looks and sees the old house in the distance and remarks, "Not the sort of house you would expect a gypsy to be living in", then tells Aristede, "I am grateful to you for you help". Aristede lustfully tells her, "You can show your gratitude by coming to the Blue Whale after you're finished here. I will be waiting for you, Julianka". Julianka replies, "Maybe you will see me again, and maybe you will not", and starts for the old house. Aristede lights a thin cigar and watches.

At the old house, Julianka finds Barnabas there. Barnabas asks, "Who are you and what do you want here?" Julianka replies, "My name is Julianka, and I'm looking for Magda Rakosi". Barnabas asks, "Why do you want to see Magda?" Julianka replies, "I am told she put a curse on one who lives at Collinwood. I have come to end the curse". Barnabas asks, "So you think you can end the curse on Quentin Collins?" Julianka replies, "I know I can", then asks, "But who are you?" Barnabas replies, "Barnabas Collins". Julianka tells him, "Yes, I have heard of you". Barnabas asks, "From whom?" Julianka replies, "Sandor Racosie". Barnabas asks, "Where is he now?" Julianka replies, "He went to Montreal to find me. He's staying there with my tribe right now". Barnabas asks, "How do you intend to end the curse?" Julianka replies, "I cannot tell you. My great-grandmother, who put the curse on Count Petofi, passed the secret on to her daughter, and she passed it on to my mother, and she passed it on to me, and I am the only one who knows". Barnabas assures her, "I don't need to know it. It's enough that you cure Quentin". Julianka tells him, "First, we must discuss my price". Barnabas asks, "Price?" Julianka remarks, "You thought there would be no price? I am a member of King Johnny Romano's tribe. I want the hand", but Barnabas tells her, "Unfortunately, I don't have it, nor does Magda". Julianka asks, "Who does?" Barnabas replies, "It's in the possession of someone I know". Julianka asks, "Can you get it?" Barnabas replies, "I can try". Julianka tells him, "You must do more than try. You must get it, or I will return to my tribe and leave your friend as he is. I will give you 24 hours to get it". Barnabas tells her, "That will be enough time". Julianka warns him, "Remember, without the hand, there will be no cure". Barnabas tells her, "Stay here. I will be back" and leaves.

Aristede, still in the woods, is attacked by the werewolf. The werewolf knocks Aristede down. Aristede screams. But before the werewolf can do any more serious, Victor Fenn-Gibbon shows up shouts, "Let him go!" The werewolf lets Aristede go. Aristede warns Victor, "He's going to get you!". Victor calmly replies, "No he won't. Quiet, Aristede. Now get out of here. I know what I'm doing. Now do as you're told". Aristede leaves. The werewolf, just stands there looking at Fenn-Gibbon, seemingly under his control. Fenn-Gibbon tells it, "I know who you are. You don't understand me now, but you will, in time. You will do exactly what I tell you to do!"

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Episode 795
1897
(COL 15/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: July 4, 1969
Air Date: July 11, 1969 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 578
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Diana Davila as Julianka
Lara Parker as Angelique
Michael Stroka as Aristede

Collinwood before the turn of the century, for Quentin Collins this will be a night of unrelieved terror - he is the prisoner of two evil men in search of a mysterious hand with supernatural powers, and he will soon learn that he is to be the pawn in a game of life and death

Quentin, having reverted back into human form, awakens and finds himself tied to a chair in a basement somewhere. His face is back to normal, but he doesn't know this. He hears the sound of footsteps coming down some stairs. Aristede comes into the room. Aristede tells Quentin, "Don't bother to struggle. Your hands are quite secure, Mr. Collins". Quentin exclaims, "You again!" Aristede says, "As you can see, I'm a very persistent man". Quentin points out, "You've already got the hand!" Aristede replies, "But it got away from me". Quentin tells him, "I don't have it!" Aristede replies, "I know, but you're going to help me get it back". He pulls a chain and a wicked looking crescent shaped blade descends slowly from the ceiling. Quentin asks, "What that for?" Aristede replies, "It's part of our plan". Quentin asks, "OUR plan? Who's in this with you?" Aristede lies, "No one. Just a slip of the tongue." Quentin asks, "How are you planning to use that?" Aristede replies, "You will find out when the time comes". Quentin hears a clock chime the hour and realizes that the morning could not have come too long ago and asks Aristede, "How long have I been here?" Aristede replies, "A few hours". Quentin starts to say, "So you saw...". Aristede interrupts, "The remarkable transformation from wolf to man? Yes". Quentin asks, "How? It's impossible! I would have killed you!", but Aristede tells him, "You were subdued rather easily". Quentin asks, "Could you bring me a mirror?" Aristede replies, "That won't be necessary. I can tell you what you want to know. Mr. Collins, I will give you a small bit of good news to cheer you up. Your face has returned to normal". Quentin asks, "What do you want from me?" Aristede replies, "Instead of asking so many questions, I would suggest you pray". Quentin asks, "For what?" Aristede replies, "Your life!" Quentin asks, "Why? I haven't done anything to you!" Aristede coldly replies, "Don't take it personally. This is only a job for me". Quentin asks, "What are you waiting for?" Aristede replies, "You'll see!", his voice full of malice.

Angelique, alone in the drawing room at Collinwood reading a book, sees Barnabas outside the window motioning to her. She closes the drawing room doors then lets him in. She tells him, "You should not have come here!" Barnabas replies, "I had to". Angelique says, "You shouldn't have come here just to continue our argument". Barnabas tells her, "I didn't come here for that". Angelique complains, "It's taken a lot to re-establish myself here at Collinwood. Now if I'm seen with you..." Barnabas interrupts, "I came here to talk to you about a most important matter! You have the hand! You must give it to me!" Angelique refuses, "I will not give you the hand, or anything else". Barnabas tells her, "Angelique, someone has come to Collinwood who can end the curse!" Angelique asks, "Who?" Barnabas replies, "A gypsy Magda sent for". Angelique asks, "Does she intend to keep the hand?" Barnabas replies, "That's her price". Angelique tells him, "Then you can go back and tell her I refuse". Barnabas says, "Then I was right in what I said earlier. You have no feelings for Quentin Collins. You're just using him to get back at me by disrupting my plans". Angelique insists, "I have feelings for him". Barnabas says, "If you really do, then help him". Angelique agrees, "All right. I will give you the hand on one condition. Promise me you'll do nothing to interfere with my plans for Quentin". Barnabas tells her, "My concern is not only with Quentin, but also with two people in the future. Your plans for Quentin may affect them". Angelique replies, "Your concerns mean nothing to me. I have given you my conditions. Agree, and I will give you the hand". Barnabas reluctantly agrees. Angelique tells him, "Stay here and I'll get the hand" and leaves.

Aristede unties Quentin and orders him, "Get up on your feet!" Quentin asks "Why?" Aristede orders, "Get up on your feet and don't ask any questions!" Quentin gets up. Aristede takes him over to a table positioned under the pendulum and orders, "Get up on the table, please". Quentin asks, "Why?" Aristede orders, "Just do as I say!" Quentin refuses, "I don't want to". Aristede puts the "Dancing Girl" to Quentin's throat and orders, "Do it, Mr. Collins". Quentin shouts, "You're insane!", but Aristede just orders, "On the table!". Quentin gets up on the table and lies down. Aristede ties him down. Quentin looks up at the wicked looking pendulum blade. Aristede remarks, "You were very wise to cooperate, Mr. Collins. If I had used the Dancing Girl, you'd be dead by now". Quentin points out, "I'm going to be dead anyway!" Aristede tells him, "The decision's not mine". Quentin asks, "Who's is it, then?" Aristede refuses to tell him, "I can't tell you. All I can tell you is that the plan is already in motion". Quentin asks, "What is this plan? At least let me know that much". Aristede explains, "The plan depends on whether someone really loves you. If she really does, then you'll be saved. If she doesn't, well..." He gags Quentin, explaining, "Someone might wander by. I wouldn't want you calling for help", starts the pendulum, and laughs.

Barnabas returns to the old house, carrying the box containing the hand. Julianka exclaims, "You got it!" Barnabas replies, "Yes". Julianka remarks, "I did not think you would". Barnabas tells her, "Now we have the matter of the cure to discuss", but Julianka replies, "Not until I see the hand". Barnabas opens the box and lets her see it. He asks, "Satisfied?" Julianka, her voice full of awe, gasps, "The hand of Count Petofi!" Barnabas tells her, "I did what I promised to do, now do as you promised. Cure Quentin". Julianka asks, "Give me the hand". Barnabas replies, "You will get it after you have cured Quentin". Julianka tells him, "I can't. It is part of the cure". Barnabas tells her, "It has already been tried and failed". Julianka says, "Of course! I could count on the fingers of my own hand the number of people who know how to use it properly. I am one of them". Barnabas gives her the hand and asks, "When will you start? Will we have to wait until the full moon?" Julianka replies, "Your friend will have to wait forever!". She pulls out a knife and warns Barnabas, "Don't try to stop me from leaving! I will cut out your heart, if necessary!" She tells him, "I have no intention of helping Quentin. I only came to get the hand, and to kill Magda if possible!" Barnabas tries to bargain with her, "I will pay you to help", but Julianka refuses, "You think money is enough for the hand? You don't understand what it means to my tribe. Goodbye, Barnabas", and leaves. Barnabas remarks ominously, "Not goodbye, Julianka, not goodbye at all!"

In the woods, Julianka sees a large bat fluttering around. Suddenly, the bat transforms into Barnabas. Terrified, Julianka screams, "What are you?!" Barnabas replies, "I think you know what I am. Look at me!" Julianka, terrified, begs, "Please! I'll give you back the hand, then I'll go away and never come back! I promise!", but Barnabas tells her, "You'll stay here until you end the curse. Then I'll let you go". He starts hypnotizing her, "Now you will do whatever I tell you to do..." Julianka echoes, "Yes, whatever you tell me to do..." Barnabas tells her, "You will not be frightened of me..." Julianka echoes, "I am not afraid..."

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Angelique sees Aristede looking in through the window motioning for her to come outside. She goes out the front doors.

At the old house, Barnabas takes the hand from Julianka and tells her, "I will keep the hand until you need it". Julianka, in a monotone, replies, "Yes". Barnabas orders, "Now tell me how long it will take you to end the curse". Julianka tells him, "It will not be necessary to wait for the full moon. Bring Quentin here, and I will do what you want me to do". Barnabas tells her, "But someone tried to use it last night when there was no full moon, and Quentin made the transformation when he shouldn't have". Julianka explains, "When it is used by the wrong person, the hand is uncontrollable and almost always does evil. After I have cured Quentin, you must let me take the hand away, because there are people who would kill to get it".

Angelique meets Aristede outside Collinwood. Aristede sarcastically remarks, "What have we here? My little puppeteer has come to see me!" Angelique replies, "I was curious as to what you wanted". Aristede tells her, "I don't normally read the newspapers. The local news can be so boring. But this time, I checked all the local papers. There is no theatrical troupe in town. You are not a puppeteer". Angelique laughs and says, "If you came after that ridiculous hand..." Aristede interrupts, "You underestimate me, my dear. I came to talk to you about your fiancée. You see, I've learned quite a lot about you. I came to talk about Quentin Collins. Tell me, do you care for him?" Angelique asks, "And if I do?" Aristede says, "Do you want to marry Quentin? You must tell me that quickly!" Angelique asks, "Why?" Aristede replies, "The minutes don't mean much to me, but they do to him. He has only 30 minutes to live. A pity for a man so young". Angelique asks, "Where are you holding him? Tell me!" Aristede asks, "Do you have the doll? Are you going to try to strangle me again?" Angelique warns him, "I can do much worse than that!", but Aristede in turn warns her, "Don't come near me! Don't try any tricks! Quentin has already started to die, and if you do anything to me, he will. I'm the only one who can stop it," Angelique asks, "What do you mean he's already started to die?", but Aristede refuses to explain. He looks at his watch and says, "He has only 28 minutes left. The hand, please!"

Quentin watches the pendulum swing from side to side, coming a little lower with each swing...

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Episode 796
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: July 7, 1969
Air Date: July 14, 1969 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 579
 

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Angelique tells Aristede, "If you have Quentin, show him to me!", but Aristede refuses, "I may not have been brilliant the last time we met, but you can't expect me to be that stupid!" Angelique says, "Aristede! Look at me! The hand means nothing to me! It means so little to me, I gave it to someone else. Don't look away, Aristede! Look into my eyes! Let us go to where Quentin is! Lead me to him! You must do what I say!", trying to cast a spell on him. Aristede laughs uproariously and says, "Do you think I would see you without some protection?" He hold up a medallion he's wearing on a chain around his neck and explains, "This protects against all spells. If you gave the hand away, then get it back!" Angelique says, "I need time", but Aristede replies, "I've already told you how much time you have". Angelique says, "That's not enough!", but Aristede replies, "That's all the time your fiancé Quentin has. I suggest you hurry".

At the Old House, Barnabas asks Julianka, "How are you going to help Quentin?" Julianka asks, "You still do not trust me?" Barnabas asks, "Surely you can tell me what's going to happen". but Julianka replies, "You will never know! My great Grandmother, she gave pity to Count Petofi, and turned him back from wolf to man. She passed the secret down to me, and I will only tell it when my daughter is born". Barnabas reminds her, "But the hand has been tried and it didn't work". Julianka once again tells him, "Magda doesn't know how to use it. Only I do. We must begin the moment the moon starts to come down. When it disappears below the horizon, it will take the curse away with it to the other side of time. It is now 3 AM. In an hour, the time will be right. Now, I must go out into the woods to gather the correct herbs". Barnabas asks, "What?" Julianka lists them, "The leaf of the nightshade. The devil's thrush.... I will go out and gather them. You will have Quentin here in time".

The pendulum continues coming down slowly. Aristede, who's returned to the cellar of the building, tells Quentin, "She's charming, your fiancée. But she's not someone I'd ever trust. But I suppose some men like doubt. Do you think she'll return the hand in time? I can see in your eyes you have doubt. So do I!"

Angelique comes to the old house, tells Barnabas about Aristede's ultimatum, and asks for the hand. Barnabas asks, "But why didn't you tell me about this man Aristede before? Who could this man be? But if he does have Quentin..." Angelique assure him, "He does. We must give him the hand, or Quentin dies!" Barnabas refuses, "I will not give him the hand". Angelique insists, "It would be better for us to give him the hand than concoct some plan that might not work!" Barnabas tells her, "You could cast a spell on him to make him lead us to where Quentin is", but Angelique tells him, "He has a medallion that protects him from spells. Barnabas, we must hurry!" Barnabas asks, "How much time do we have?" Angelique replies, "Fifteen minutes!" Barnabas asks, "Where are you to meet him?" Angelique replies, "In the woods outside Collinwood". Barnabas tells her, "Meet him". She tells him, "It will do no good without the hand!" Barnabas reminds her, "I have powers you do not." and asks, "Now, is this medallion in the shape of a cross?" Angelique replies, "No". Barnabas says, "I will see what luck I have" Angelique says, "It must be pleasing for you to see the day I need your help". Barnabas replies, "No. My only concerns at this moment are Quentin, Chris Jennings and David Collins"

In the cellar, the pendulum continues to drop. Aristede is combing his hair. He explains to Quentin, "One must look well on occasions like this. I must keep my appointment with Angelique. Are you a gambling man? Would you like to make a wager? Oh, I see by your eyes you don't think that would be in good taste. Quentin, gagged and unable to respond, tries to struggle free and get at Aristede, but is unsuccessful. Aristede remarks, "I see you don't trust Angelique either".

In the woods, Angelique calls, "Aristede? Aristede?" Aristede comes. Seeing that Angelique is empty handed, he exclaims, "You didn't bring it!" Angelique replies, "I couldn't!" Aristede remarks, "Quentin knows you well. He didn't think you would". Angelique tells him, "If you would give me more time, I could get it for you. I promise!", but Aristede replies, "Don't bother begging me. You'd better go back to Collinwood and put on a mourning dress. You'd look beautiful in black!" Angelique suddenly turns and leaves. A voice calls out, "Aristede! Aristede!" Aristede asks, "Who's there?", The voice continues "You cannot go. Not yet, Aristede! Where is he? Where is Quentin Collins?" Aristede lies, "I don't know". He demands, "Show yourself to me! Show yourself!" Barnabas comes out of the shadows. Aristede screams, "Stay away from me!" Barnabas tells him, "If you tell me where Quentin is, you'd be much better off". Aristede shouts, "No!", and hold the medallion up to protect himself. Barnabas just looks at it and remarks, "What's that medallion? It's very charming. Very old, isn't it?", unaffected by it, then says, "You will look into my eyes. Look at me! You cannot resist me! You are powerless to resist me! You have no will left! You must tell me where Quentin is! You will take me to where Quentin is! Start now, Aristede! Start now!"

In the cellar, the pendulum continues on it inexorable way down. It is now only an inch or so above Quentin. Quentin screams through the gag, "Ahhh! Ahhhh! Help!!!"

Aristede takes Barnabas to an abandoned building somewhere. Barnabas asks, "Well, where is he?" Aristede replies, "You wouldn't expect us to keep him in the foyer, would you?" Barnabas asks, "Us?" Aristede replies, "I often speak about myself that way". Barnabas orders, "Take me to Quentin! Where is he?" Aristede triumphantly replies, "He's not here!", and laughs. He tells Barnabas that the medallion did protect him from the hypnotism, and he was only pretending to be under his spell. Barnabas asks, "Where is he?" Aristede replies, "What difference does it make now? He's miles away from here! He's in the cellar of an abandoned mill building by Sutter's Creek." Barnabas asks, "You're not lying to me this time?" Aristede replies, "There's no reason to. You'd never get to him in time". Barnabas announces, "You and I will meet again, Aristede!", turns into a bat, and flies off. Aristede is shocked.

Just as the pendulum is about to slice into Quentin, Barnabas arrives and pushes the table out from under the blade just in time.

Julianka has returned to the old house. She has some herbs she has gathered. She says a prayer over them, "The nightshade, a gift of the devil god. The devil's thrush, a gift of the spirits. Great god of the mountain! Keeper of the Oshden forest! Help me tonight when the moon starts on its downward path! Give me the power that was my mother's that I may help this man!" Barnabas and Quentin return. Julianka looks at Quentin and asks Barnabas, "Is this the man?" Barnabas replies, "Yes" Quentin asks, "Can you cure me?" Julianka replies, "Yes". Quentin, still dubious, asks, "Are you sure if you use the hand, I'm not going to change into something even more frightening?" Julianka replies, "Not if the gods are with you. I must go and get the one remaining herb, the blood of the Orris Root. Wait here. You are very lucky to receive the cure for free. It cost Count Petofi his hand". Barnabas asks, "Why didn't you get the Orris root before?" Julianka explains, "The gods will be with us only if it is gathered at the right time". Barnabas asks, "And when is the right time for the ceremony?". Julianka replies, "The moon will be where it must be at 4:00", and leaves.

Quentin and Barnabas, joined by Angelique, anxiously wait for Julianka to return. Quentin asks, "Well, where is she? She should be here by now, or is this just another gypsy joke?" Noting that it is nearly 4 AM, Barnabas says, "We have only 10 minutes!" and decides to go out and look for her.

Searching inn the woods, Barnabas hears a moan, and finds Julianka lying on the ground with a strange mark on her forehead.

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Episode 797
(Kinescope)
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: July 8, 1969
Air Date: July 15, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 579A*
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Diana Davila as Julianka

Collinwood at the turn of the century. Tonight a gypsy girl gathers herbs in the woods outside the Old House, preparing to end the werewolf curse. And two people anxiously scan the night sky, fearful she may not return until it is too late to perform the ceremony. Soon they will learn, to their horror, that it is far later than they think.

Quentin and Magda, who has returned, are at the old house. Angelique has apparently left and is not there. They nervously wonder where Julianka could be. Quentin wonders, "Why hasn't Barnabas found her? Where is she?" Magda replies, "She had to get some herb. Maybe she is still looking for it". Quentin points out, "But she's been too long!" Magda remarks, "Maybe Angelique should have stayed here. She could look for Barnabas". Quentin, becoming irritated with Magda's fiddling with her Tarot cards, orders, "Stop playing with those cards!" Magda reminds him, "Remember, I am more than just a spectator there. I want to see the curse ended just as much as you do". Quentin asks, "Why?", but Magda refuses to tell him, saying only, "When the time comes, you will know". Barnabas returns. Magda asks, "Barnabas! Where is she?" Quentin asks, "Did you find her?" Barnabas replies, "Yes, I found her. She is dead". He brings Julianka in and says, "When I found her, she had the Orris root in her hand, and that mark on her forehead. She died soon after". Magda looks at the mark and says, "That is no gypsy mark. I've never seen a mark like that. No, wait a moment. I think I did see it somewhere before". Barnabas asks, "Where?" Magda replies, I can't remember". Barnabas asks, "Try to remember! It might help us discover who killed her and why". Magda asks, "What good would that do us? Will it make her dead lips tell the secret?" Barnabas says, "We must not lose hope!" Quentin moans, "No, my only hope died with that girl, the one person who could have helped me". Barnabas insists, "We'll find a way!", but Quentin replies, "Please spare me your rosy attitude. Perhaps you have learned to endure your burden, but I find mine unbearable!", and leaves. Barnabas moans, "I didn't think it would happen this soon". Magda asks, "What?" Barnabas replies, "The second event". Magda asks, "What second event?" Barnabas explains, "Several weeks ago, Jamison had a dream that foretold three events. The first was that a silver bullet would be found at Collinwood. Edward found the one you lost there. The second event occurred today, the death of the one person who could have helped Quentin. We must stop the third event, that one person who really cares about Quentin would turn against him". Magda asks, "And if that happens, then what?" Barnabas replies, "Quentin will die! I must know the date of Quentin's death so I can prevent it!" Magda tells him, "There is no way to tell the exact date of an event. Not even the Tarot cards can tell you that". Barnabas remarks, "I would give anything to be back in my own time for ten minutes!" Magda asks, "How would that help?" Barnabas explains, "There is a history of the Collins family written in my own time. It was published in 1965. It might tell the date of Quentin's death. Vicki Winters brought it back to 1795. If only Eve had not brought it back to my time!" Magda, knowing nothing of any of this, asks, "Who's Vicki? Who's Eve? And when did this Eve bring the book back?" Barnabas replies, "Not long ago. You needn't concern yourself with that, Magda." Suddenly, he exclaims, "Wait! Magda! I said it didn't happen long a go. Perhaps it hasn't happened yet! Perhaps the book is still at the County Courthouse!" Magda points out, "But you said this Eve took it back". Barnabas replies, "She did, but it hasn't happened yet. It will be in 1968." Magda tells him, "But part of the old courthouse collapsed. They've built a new one". Barnabas asks, "What happened to the old one?" Magda replies, "It's closed up". Barnabas tells her, "Then you could go there. Go there now! I was caught unexpected this time! I must not be caught unexpected again!"

Quentin is in the drawing room of Collinwood. Beth comes into the room and says, "Oh, Quentin! I've waited for you to come back!" Quentin looks at her, sees a pentagram floating in front of her face, drops his drink in shock, and exclaims, "NO!! Stay away from me!" Beth asks, "What have I done?" Quentin replies, "It's not what you've done, it's what I will do!" Beth asks, "What you will do? What you will do to who?" Quentin exclaims, "You!" Beth asks, "Why would you want to do anything to me?" Quentin replies, "Do you think I wanted to do what I did to anyone else? I beg you to leave Collinwood! Now! I may become the predator, and you the prey! I don't want to take any chance of killing you!" Beth reminds him, "You can't kill me. I have this pentagram to protect me". Quentin tells her, "But I see the mark on your face! That beast is going to kill you, unless you run far, far away, far enough so it can't find you!" Beth replies, "Far from it means far from you. I don't want to leave you". Quentin says, "You mean you love me. I hope you love me enough you won't mind when I kill you" and turns to leave. Beth asks, "Where are you going?" Quentin replies, "To my room. It's a better place to get drunk". Beth tells him, I'll go with you". Quentin remarks, "Maybe I can get so drunk I'll forget seeing that mark on your face and we can have a few moments of fun". Beth says, "I'd enjoy that". Quentin remarks, "Loyal to the end, Beth. Maybe they'll put that on your tombstone". They go upstairs.

Magda returns to the old house. Her hands are empty. Barnabas asks, "Magda, what happened?" Magda replies, "I went to the courthouse, that's what happened". She pauses for a second, then pulls a book out from under her shawl and announces, "And I got this! Is this the right book?" Barnabas exclaims, "Yes it is!" and takes it. He eagerly leafs through it, "The turn of the century, the exact time we want...The day of Quentin's birth... The date of Quentin's death isn't recorded! There's only a short mention...". Magda takes the book and reads, "Before the end of 1897, Quentin Collins left Collinwood on a tour of the world". She asks, "What does that mean?" Barnabas replies, "It's the standard Collins way of hiding something too terrible to tell". Magda points out, "But 1897 is almost over. There ain't much time, is there?" Barnabas remarks, "If only I had realized that that gypsy girl was the only one who could have helped Quentin, perhaps something could have been done...the gypsy girl! Perhaps she can still help us! Perhaps we could reach her from beyond the grave! Maybe she'll tell us the secret!" Magda tells him, "You'll have to hold the séance without me". Barnabas asks, "Why?" Magda replies, "Her great-grandmother frightened me when I was a little girl. Everyone was afraid of her and her temper. Julianka might have the same temper". Barnabas tells her, "You are no longer a child, Magda. Your sister's children will die without your help!" Magda asks, "When would you start?" Barnabas replies, "As soon as we can get Quentin". Magda again gets cold feet, "I don't think I want to do this". Barnabas angrily says, "You are a fool and a coward!" Magda counters, "Would a coward have gone to the old courthouse? Would a coward do for you what I do for you every day? It's just that I have a feeling..." Barnabas cuts her short, "I have no time for your feelings! We must help Quentin! Now go!"

Beth and Quentin are in his room. Beth says, "Quentin, perhaps when this is all over, we can take a trip somewhere". Quentin remarks, "The only trip I'm ever going to take is to hell". Beth tells him, "You've got to stop thinking that way!" Quentin grimly replies, "Can you think of any other way to think?" Beth remarks, "You've got to stop drinking so much". Quentin replies, "Stop the only way I can still enjoy myself? Stop talking. I'm trying to enjoy my music". Beth listens to the music too and remarks, "I've always wanted to go to Vienna, wear fancy dresses, expensive jewelry, and waltz all night long". Quentin tells her, "If you've always wanted to go, go now". Beth tells him, "I want to go with you!" Quentin replies, "Sorry, I don't think a future is scheduled for me. Keep dreaming, Beth. All you'll ever get here at Collinwood are dreams...and one last final nightmare". There's a knock at the door. Quentin asks, "Who is it?" A voice replies, "Magda". Quentin lets her into his room. Magda tells him, "Mr. Barnabas wants you at the old house". Quentin asks, "Something happen?" Magda replies, "He's got a plan". Beth says, "I want to go too!" Magda tells her, "He asked only for Quentin". Quentin tells Beth, "Excuse me. I'll have to skip that last dance. Come on, Magda. Let's not keep our ever-hopeful cousin waiting". They leave.

At the old house, Barnabas, Magda and Quentin hold the séance. Barnabas tries to summon Julianka, "Julianka! Gypsy of the Romano tribe! Can you tell us what we want to know? Beyond the darkness of the grave, come to us!" The ghost of Julianka appears floating in front of the bookcase. "How dark it is! I do not like death at all!" Barnabas continues, "Spirit of Julianka, now that you are here, tell us what we want to know! I beg you!" Julianka replies, "Beg until I am flesh and blood again! I will tell you nothing! You called me here, and I died before my time!" Barnabas points out, "We had nothing to do with your death!" Julianka replies, "I died while I was gathering the orris root to take the curse from one of you. The orris root had my blood on it. The one who is cursed will be cursed forever!" Quentin moans, "I don't want to hear any more of this!!!", and runs off in despair. Barnabas points out, "But two gypsy children are victims of this curse too!", but Julianka replies, "I care nothing about them". Barnabas protests, "But they are gypsies, of your blood!", but Julianka just replies, "They are kin of Magda. I will go away forever, but before I do, I will leave a curse. You, Magda, you who stole the hand from your own people, you who disgraced the spirits of the nine slaughtered gypsies, I will bring you grief, and only grief. There will be three knocks at the door, then eternal weeping, for it will be the first but not the last. You will live, Magda Rakosi, but everyone you love will die!" and vanishes. Magda screams, "No!!!" Barnabas suggests, "We must summon her again! Maybe we can convince her to be reasonable before it's too late!". There's three knocks at the door. Magda moans, "It's already too late..."

* Again, this episode was skipped by Worldvision in syndication until a kinescope was located and added in the late 1980s.

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Episode 798
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: July 9, 1969
Air Date: July 16, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 580
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Thayer David as Count Petofi/Sandor Rakosi
Michael Stroka as Aristede

The great estate of Collinwood. The year is 1897, a time of horror and despair, for on this night a body has been found in the woods - a body of the one person who could have cured Quentin Collins. And in the Old House, a séance has been held to reach the murdered woman. And her ghost, filled with hatred and desire for revenge, placed a curse on Magda - a curse which promises that everyone Magda loves will die. And so she waits for the three knocks which tell her the curse is starting.

They answer the door. It is Sandor. Magda is relieved to see that it is only Sandor, and begins to remonstrate him for being away so long, asking, "Where have you been? Fooling around with other women?" Sandor says, in a flat monotone, "I have seen Julianka", then topples forward, a knife sticking out of his back. Barnabas examines him and finds that he's dead, and is cold to the touch, as if he's been dead for a long time.

At Collinwood, Victor Fenn-Gibbon, having apparently just finished a visit to Edward, is in the foyer talking on the telephone to someone, saying, "It's important that we meet". Hearing music coming through the closed drawing room doors, he goes in and finds Quentin sitting in there, looking rather morose. Victor remarks, "From the music, I would have expected to find a romantic young woman in here". Quentin replies, "No, only a disillusioned young man". Victor remarks, "It's surprising to find someone your age disillusioned. Most people don't become disillusioned about the world until they reach the age of 35". Quentin replies, "I'm disillusioned because a gypsy fortune teller told me I had no future". Victor spouts some anti-gypsy venom and says, "You shouldn't believe anything a gypsy tells you!" Quentin wanders over to the window and looks up at the sky. Victor asks, "What are you doing?" Quentin replies, "I'm looking at the moon". Victor asks, "Why?" Quentin replies, "It's my hobby". Victor exits the drawing room, closing the doors behind him. Suddenly, he seems to get an idea and exclaims, "Yes! That's the way!"

Barnabas and Magda bury Sandor.

Quentin goes to the gazebo. He has a gun, and contemplates suicide, but hears the noise of someone approaching and hides in the bushes. Victor Fenn-Gibbon and Aristede come into the gazebo and start to argue about something.

At the old house, Magda, realizing Quentin's children might be the next victims of Juliana's curse, tells Barnabas, "I've got to go to them and say a charm over them to protect them!" and hastily leaves to do so.

From where Quentin is, he can see Victor and Aristede, but cannot hear what they are saying. (We, however, can). In the course of their argument, it is revealed that it was Victor who killed Julianka. Victor tells Aristede, "I want you to talk to Quentin". Aristede refuses, saying, "I don't know how I can after what I tried to do to him". Victor tells him, "Don't worry. I'll tell you exactly what to say". He laments, cryptically, "You don't know what it is like to wake up every morning with blood on you pillow, to look into the mirror and see a face that is not your own, a face that was given to you". After Aristede leaves, Quentin jumps out of hiding and confronts Victor, holding the gun on him. He asks, "What were you doing with the man who tried to kill me?" Victor feigns surprise and lies, "I don't know that man. I only met him tonight while walking through the woods".

Quentin goes to the old house and tells Barnabas about seeing Victor and Aristede together. He remarks that there must be some connection between them, saying he doesn't believe Victor's story about just meeting Aristede in the woods. Magda returns and dejectedly tells Barnabas, "I was too late". Barnabas, remembering the child in the coffin in the future, says, "Then it's happened". Quentin asks, "What are you two talking about?" Magda looks at Barnabas and says, "It couldn't hurt to tell him, now". Barnabas agrees, and Magda tells Quentin about his hidden children, saying, "By the time I got there, it was too late. The boy had already died of the curse. Mrs. Fillmore told me he was find during the day, but when night came, he suddenly let out a scream. When she checked his body, she found he was dead, and was cold, as if he had died a long time ago. But the girl is fine. Gypsies put little value on girls and do not bother with them". Quentin, upset at what he's just heard, leaves. Dawn approaching, Barnabas tells Magda ,"I've got to return to my coffin". Magda, in a very depressed tone of voice, replies, "You do what you got to do, I do what I got to do..." Barnabas warns her to hide the hand as there are people after it. Magda replies, "I'll take care of the hand". The cock crows and Barnabas leaves.

Magda gets an axe, then takes the hand out of its box, puts in on a table, says, "You! You're the cause of all my troubles!", and raises the axe to destroy it.

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Episode 799
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: July 14, 1969
Air Date: July 17, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 581
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Timothy Gordon as Hand of Count Petofi

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Magda chops the hand in two, wraps the pieces in a handkerchief, throws them into the fireplace, and watches them burn.

Aristede is drinking in the Blue Whale. He happens to meet Tim Shaw and learns that Tim knows the Collins family. He tells Tim, "I need to talk to Quentin about something, but I don't know how to approach him because there's been a...misunderstanding between us" and asks for his help.

At Collinwood, Quentin is in the drawing room, listening to his music, drinking and moping. Marriage-minded Charity comes in and suggests, "You're probably depressed because you're lonely. A man was not meant to go through life alone. Perhaps you should get married..." She is interrupted by the arrival of Magda, who tells Quentin, "I'd like to speak to you alone". Quentin kisses Charity on the hand and asks her to be kind enough to leave so he can speak to Magda alone. Giggling like a delighted schoolgirl, Charity leaves. Magda closes the door and tells Quentin, "We don't have to worry about the evil influence of the hand anymore. I've chopped it up and burned it!" Quentin, seeing his last hope gone, is furious, and says, "Even with Julianka gone, we might have been able to find someone else who knew how to use it!" Magda replies, "There isn't anyone. It's better that the hand is gone forever". Quentin suddenly points to a corner of the room and says to Magda, "You'd better look..." She does. Floating there is the hand, whole and with no trace of having been burned. Magda screams, "It's come to kill me!", but the hand just vanishes.

Outside in the foyer, Tim Shaw hears Magda scream inside the drawing room and, curious, listens through the door. He hears Magda talking about the power of the hand. After a while, he knocks and Quentin lets him in. Magda remarks to Tim, "It's been a long time since we last met - the time I sold you the poison". Tim, having no memory of this, is shocked and asks when this happened. Magda replies, "It was a few days before the first Mrs. Trask died", and leaves. Tim tells Quentin, "I've come to deliver a message to you", and hands him an envelope. Quentin opens it with a letter opener and reads the letter inside. It is from Aristede, requesting that they meet. Quentin asks Tim, "How do you happen to know this man?" Tim replies, "I don't. We just happened to meet in a bar, and got to talking. He learned that I knew your family and wanted me to give this message to you. He seemed to think it vital that he talk to you". Quentin, looking intently at the letter opener, remarks, "Yes. The word vital means 'having to do with life'. I think it IS vital that we meet..." and leaves, taking the letter opener with him.

Quentin meets Aristede at the Blue Whale. He tells Aristede, "I have something lethal in my pocket. What do you want? I'll give you two minutes to talk". Aristede apologizes for what he did before, saying, "It was not a very wise thing to do". He tells Quentin, "I am prepared to make a deal for the hand. I know someone who can cure your affliction. I can have him cure your affliction before the next full moon, with the hand as payment. We will not take the hand as payment until after we have cured you, but we must see it first to know that you indeed possess it".

Tim goes to the old house and spies on Magda through the window. Magda walks towards the window. Tim quickly hides. The hand appears, floating in the air. Terrified, Magda screams and runs out of the house. Tim, curious, goes into the house and finds the hand lying on the floor. Recalling Magda's words about "the power of the hand", Tim picks it up and thinks to himself, "This may be exactly what I need!"

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Episode 800
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: July 10, 1969
Air Date: July 18, 1969 Friday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 582
Grayson Hall as Magda
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Timothy Gordon as Hand of Count Petofi

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Magda goes to Collinwood and tells Quentin about the hand appearing at the old house. Quentin asks, "What would happen if my daughter survived and had male children?" Magda replies, "They too would be cursed". Quentin remarks, "We may not have to worry about that. I may have found someone who - for the price of the hand - may be able to help remove the curse". Magda asks, "Who?" Quentin replies, "Aristede". Magda exclaims, "You'd have to be a fool to trust Aristede!" Quentin replies, "I'll take the chance". Magda tells Quentin, "I don't like the idea of giving the hand to Aristede. It rightfully belongs to the gypsies", but Quentin replies, "I don't care", and leaves for the old house to get the hand.

At Evan Handley's house, Evan is reading a book when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and is terrified to see the hand floating outside. He is about to slam the door shut when Tim Shaw steps into the doorway and tells him not to. Tim comes in and asks, "Tell me all about the hand". Evan lies, "I know nothing about it!", but Tim says, "I know you're lying. I overheard Magda saying you did". Evan refuses to tell Tim anything about the hand, so Tim - who inexplicably seems to have great control over the hand - sends it to float in front of Evan's face and threaten him.

Magda and Quentin arrive at the old house and find no trace of the hand.

Evan tells Tim all about the hand. He tells him, "It was cut from Count Petofi a hundred years ago as payment for removal of the werewolf curse. It contains most of Petofi's powers, leaving Petofi himself with little". Tim then tells Evan, "I have another matter to discuss with you". He takes a letter from his pocket and gives it to Evan, asking, "Explain this". Evan looks at it. It is the letter saying only, "QUEEN OF SPADES". Evan, feigning ignorance of it, says, "It's a very curious letter. What does it mean?" Tim tells him, "I know you're lying! I recognize your handwriting and know you wrote it!" Evan admits making Tim kill Minerva, but tells Tim, "Trask forced me to do it!"

Aristede and Victor meet in the woods. Aristede tells Victor, "I don't have the hand yet. Quentin met me as scheduled, but he did not have the hand with him. He claims to have lost it". Victor angrily says, "I'll take care of this myself from now on!" (The fact that they already expect to have the hand, although Aristede told Quentin he only needed to show it to him, that payment wasn't due until after the cure - clearly indicates that they have no intention of curing Quentin, but to kill him and take the hand).

Aristede and Victor go to the old house and search for the hand. Quentin and Magda return and catch them. When asked why he wants the hand, Victor replies, "I am a collector of the strange and unique. I know every gypsy has a price. What's your price for the hand? I am willing to pay for it". Magda replies, "I don't know where it is". Victor says, "I don't believe you". Aristede says, "I don't believe you either!", and slaps Magda several times, demanding she tell the truth. Victor stops him, remonstrates him, then orders him to leave. He does. Victor apologizes to Magda, sits her down, and pours her a drink to calm her down. As he is handing her the drink, Magda notices his cuff button and screams, "His cuff button! The mark on it is the same one that was on Julianka's forehead!" Victor tries to flee, but is intercepted by Quentin. In the ensuing struggle, Quentin grabs Victor's gloved right hand (both hands are gloved). It comes off. Seeing this, Magda exclaims, "He's Count Petofi!"

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July 21, 1969
Pre-empted by coverage of Apollo 11 Lunar/Command Module Docking.

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Episode 801/802
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: July 22, 1969
Air Date: July 22, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 582A*
Grayson Hall as Magda
Thayer David as Victor Fenn-Gibbon
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
David Selby as Quentin Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

A night of revelations on the great estate of Collinwood, of secret lives and relationships unmasked. For in The Old House on the estate, Victor Fenn-Gibbon announces that Aristede has been acting as agent in the attempts to steal the hand. And when Magda tells what is the truth, that the hand is missing, Aristede becomes so angry that he is sent from the house.

Victor and Quentin stop fighting. Victor denies being Count Petofi, saying, "I am not Count Petofi. But I have read about him. He was a very interesting man. He was the last man known to have owned a unicorn. The saddest day of his life was when he awoke one morning and found that it had been killed, as if by a wolf". Quentin tells Victor that he considers his last statement proof that he IS Petofi because he said, "He found...", that only a werewolf would know that when he wakes in the morning, he has no memory of his activities of the previous night. Victor admits that he is, indeed, Count Petofi. He tells Magda and Quentin, "Even without the hand, I still have some powers. If you do not give the hand to me, I will use them on you!", then leaves. Quentin wonders what they can do to fight Petofi. Magda suggests, "Maybe Evan Handley could help. He mentioned to Barnabas that he had some books on Count Petofi". (When?) Quentin leaves.

Evan is alone at home. He is in a bad state, imagining that the hand, which is not there, is somewhere in the room. Quentin comes and asks Evan about the hand. Evan, in his terrible state of mind, lets slip the fact that Tim Shaw has it.

At the old house, Magda is desperately trying to see the future in her crystal ball, but has no success. Quentin returns. Magda asks him, "Did you get the books?" Quentin replies, "I did better. I found out where the hand is. Tim Shaw has it. But when I went to his boarding house, I found that he had checked out and left on the night train, leaving no forwarding address".

At Collinwood, Jamison goes into the foyer and finds Victor packed and ready to leave. Jamison tells him, "I'll miss you. You never finished telling me about serving under Lord Kitchener". Victor replies, "I'll might return some day and I'll finish telling you the story if I do. Now kiss me goodbye". He kneels down. Jamison kisses him on the cheek. Quentin and Magda come in through the front doors. Jamison goes up to bed. Quentin and Magda tells Petofi, "We couldn't get the hand". Petofi replies, "I'll give you more time. I'll have to leave for awhile, but keep looking for it. I'll be watching you even while I'm away. I'll return when you find the hand". He then tells Quentin, "I'll give you a gift". Quentin replies, "I don't want any gift". Petofi replies, "I'll give it to you whether you want it or not", and adds, "One by one the truth will be revealed, and the truth will destroy you" then leaves. Magda pooh-poohs Petofi's threat, saying, "He has no power left", but Quentin disagrees, saying, "He must have SOME power to be able to live to be 150 years old!". Quentin notices that Jamison is standing on the landing and asks, "What are you doing there?" Jamison gives a strange answer in a raspy voice. Quentin points to Jamison and exclaims, "Magda! Look!" Magda does so, and sees that Jamison is wearing black leather gloves just like the ones Petofi always wears. Jamison asks, "Why are you staring at my gloves? I always wear gloves". Magda gasps, "He's possessed by Count Petofi!"

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Episode 803
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: July 15, 1969
Air Date: July 23, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 583
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
David Selby as Quentin Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

A guest who came to Collinwood in the guise of a proper English gentleman, has been revealed as the notorious Count Petofi. Once unmasked, he is gone, leaving behind him a prediction ... and a promise. The prediction is that one by one, the inhabitants of Collinwood will face the truth about themselves. The promise is that though he is gone, he will be there to see it.

Edward returns to Collinwood, probably from taking Judith to the sanitarium. Quentin tells him that Jamison has been possessed by Victor Fenn-Gibbon, who's really Count Petofi, that Petofi had predicted, just before he left, "One by one, the truth will be revealed, and the truth will destroy you!" Edward thinks Quentin is being ridiculous - until Jamison comes into the room and asks, "May I have a brandy?" Edward quickly calls a doctor. He calls Beth and tells her to take Jamison to his room and watch over him - he's not feeling well. Quentin tells Edward that he's learned about his hidden children and is upset that they were kept secret from him before.

In his room, Jamison continues to act strangely. Beth is worried and frightened. Jamison kisses her on the cheek and asks, "Why don't you go see your master?" Beth stands bolt upright, replies, "Yes", as if in a trance, and goes to the window, opens it and just and stares out. Edward comes up to see how Jamison is doing. Finding the room windy and cold, he goes to close the window, but Beth will not let him. Irritated, he asks, "What's wrong with you?" Jamison says, "Why don't you tell him, Beth?" Beth says, in a monotone, "I've got to go see my master". Edward asks, "Master?" Beth replies, "Yes. Barnabas Collins".

Quentin finds Edward loading a gun with silver bullets and asks, "What are you doing?" Edward tells Quentin about Beth.

Quentin goes to Beth's room, unlocks the door, goes in, and tries to talk to her, but she gets up and leaves. Quentin follows her as she goes to Barnabas' new hiding place - no longer in the cave, but in the cellar of some building. Quentin tells Barnabas that he knows he's bitten Beth. Barnabas admits this, but says, "It was a long time ago when it was necessary. I've not done anything to her since". Quentin asks, "Then why did she come to you?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know. I didn't summon her".

At Collinwood, Edward tells Jamison, "The doctor said you were in perfect health. He said there didn't seem to be anything wrong with you". Jamison laughs and says, "That doctor didn't seem to be very competent! He examined me for over an hour and never noticed I was missing a hand!" Edward says, "That's ridiculous. You're not missing a hand", but Jamison insists that he is. Edward says, "You aren't. Take off the gloves and look for yourself". Jamison refuses to do so, so Edward grabs him to take the gloves off by force. But when he grabs Jamison's right hand, it falls off. It is false. Startled, Edward hugs Jamison and vows to help him in any way possible. Jamison kisses Edward on the cheek...

Quentin returns to Collinwood. He finds Edward standing in the drawing room looking round and asks, "What are you doing?" Edward replies, "I'm a stranger to these parts. I'm looking for a job. This is a lovely house. What's it called?"

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Episode 804
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: July 16, 1969
Air Date: July 24, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 584
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Roger Davis as Charles Tate
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

A visitor has just gone from Collinwood vowing vengeance. Count Petofi's physical self is no longer present, but his evil spirit has possessed young Jamison and remains to watch as one by one the inhabitants of Collinwood face a moment of truth so shattering that it can destroy as surely as the strongest weapon.

Edward tells Quentin, "I used to be the manservant of the Earl of Hampshire..." Quentin tries to tell Edward, "You're a member of this family! You live here!", but to no avail. Edward continues to think he is an unemployed manservant looking for a job. Jamison comes into the room and applauds, saying, "Isn't he a gem?" After Jamison leaves, Charity comes in. Quentin tells her that there's something wrong with Edward. Charity suggests calling a doctor, but Quentin replies, "A doctor won't help. We'll just have to keep him safe here until he gets better".

There's a knock at the front door. Jamison answers it. The visitor (Roger Davis) introduces himself, "I'm Charles Delaware Tate". Jamison says, "Despite my appearance, I am the one who sent for you. I am Count Petofi". Jamison takes Tate into the drawing room and muses out loud, "Charles Delaware Tate, world famous painter", then tells Tate, "I have summoned you here to commission a portrait", and hands him a photograph.

Charity asks Quentin to have a drink with him, but Quentin declines, saying, "There's something I have to do". Charity becomes angry and says, "You're planning to go into town to see some slut, aren't you? You prefer them to me because I'm too much of a lady for you!"

Quentin and Charity take Edward to the tower room and lock him in there. Quentin then returns to his room. Barnabas is waiting for him there. Barnabas asks, "Have you called Jamison?" Quentin replies, "Yes. He'll be coming soon". Barnabas says, "It's imperative that we stop Petofi's possession of Jamison as soon as possible before Jamison's mind is permanently damaged". Jamison comes in, and Barnabas uses him powers to try to cure him.

Charity is going to Quentin's room to talk to him, but stops outside the door when she hears Barnabas' voice coming from inside and leaves.

Barnabas finishes his work on Jamison, and concludes by asking, "Who are you?" Jamison replies, "I'd like to say 'Jamison Collins', but that would be lying. It's getting late and I've got to go to bed now" and leaves. Barnabas tells Quentin, "We'll have to try something stronger".

Charity goes to the foyer and tries to telephone her father, who's in Portland, but finds he isn't there at his hotel. She leaves a message that he is to call her as soon as he returns. Jamison comes down the stairs and tells Charity, "You're very pretty. I'm glad you're living here with us now", and kisses her on the cheek. The phone rings, and Charity answers, saying, in a heavy Cockney accent, "Portland? I don't know anyone in Portland!", and hangs up.

Quentin goes into the drawing room and finds Charles Delaware Tate in there making a sketch. Quentin asks, "Who are you and what are you doing here?" Tate replies, "I'm Charles Delaware Tate. I've been commissioned to paint a portrait of you". Quentin says, "I haven't commissioned any portrait of myself", and asks, "Who did?" Charles Delaware Tate takes a letter out of his pocket and gives it to Quentin. Quentin reads it, then exclaims, "But my grandmother Edith is dead!" He tells Tate, "I don't want a portrait of myself. Since the person who commissioned it is dead, you needn't do it". Tate insists on doing it, saying, "I've already been paid for it", but Quentin kicks him out of the house.

Charity comes down and starts to talk to Quentin (speaking in a heavy Cockney accent). She starts to sing Pansy's song, then asks Quentin, "How do you like me now?" Seeing that something is wrong with her, perhaps suspecting that she's drunk, Quentin takes her into the drawing room and tells her, "You'd better sit down", but she tells him, "No, you sit down and let me entertain you with my mind reading act!" She closes her eyes and concentrates, then after a while exclaims, "Your brother Carl! You were responsible for his death!" Jamison, who has come into the room, laughs heartily. Charity suddenly snaps out of it and speaks in her normal voice again, not remembering what's happened, but clearly upset. Quentin takes her up to her room. Jamison/Petofi, appearing very pleased with himself, takes out a notebook and starts writing in it, noting, "Let's see how many 'real selves' I have revealed and how many I still have left to do. Beth - vampire's slave, Edward - manservant, Charity Trask, now that leaves...", but Barnabas suddenly appears, grabs him, and drags him into the secret passage in the drawing room...

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Episode 805
(Partial Kinescope)
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: July 17, 1969
Air Date: July 25, 1969 Friday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 585 (Full Kinescope)
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Humbert Allen Astredo as Evan Hanley
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

Though Count Petofi has left Collinwood physically, his evil spirit has taken cruel and complete possession of Jamison Collins. As one by one his victims fall before the truth, Barnabas knows he must stop Petofi before the course of history has been altered beyond hope and truth turns the future into tragedy.

Barnabas takes Jamison and locks him in a cell somewhere. Jamison (speaking in his normal voice) begins to beg to be let out, but Barnabas is not fooled and replies, "I'll release you when the spirit of Count Petofi no longer possesses you". Jamison (now talking like Petofi) warns, "Then you'll have to watch the boy die slowly in this cell!"

Trask returns to Collinwood and finds Charity acting as if she were Pansy Faye. He is shocked, and slaps her. She returns to normal and tells her it's not her fault, and tells him about the strange things that have been happening at Collinwood.

At Evan's house, Evan is playing some sort of solitaire with some scrabble-like letter tiles. Suddenly, he feels a presence. The windows blow open and Barnabas appears in the room. Barnabas tries to get more information about the hand.

{Scene with Charity and G. Trask I don't remember}

At Evan's house, Barnabas isn't having much luck. Evan insists that he knows nothing about the whereabouts of the hand except that Tim Shaw took it. There's a knock at the front door. Evan asks, "Who is it?" Trask's voice replies, "Trask". Barnabas disappears. Evan lets Trask in. Trask tells Evan, "Everyone at Collinwood is going crazy! Draw up a document giving me complete control of Collinwood!" Evan refuses, saying, "I don't want to have anything to do with any of this anymore!" Trask replies, "You must! We can't have control of Collinwood going to a boy who thinks he's a foreign count! He thinks he's a Count Petofi!" Evan replies, "Now that I know someone as powerful and evil as Count Petofi is involved in this, I certainly don't want to get mixed up in this!" Trask asks him to think about it and leaves.

At Evan's house, Evan falls asleep.

Jamison, as Petofi, is in his cell and goes through his notebook of potential victims and says, "Yes... Evan Handley!" He appears to Evan in a dream and kisses him on the cheek. When Evan wakes up, he begins to write a letter.

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Charity once again starts to act like Pansy Faye. Trask pushes her to her knees and demands that she pray. At first, still speaking as Pansy, Charity says, "I don't know how", but then returns to normal. They both get down on their knees and pray. They are interrupted by the arrival of Evan Handley, who tells Trask, "I have something for you to sign". Trask asks Charity to leave the room. She does. Trask, thinking it is the document he requested giving him complete control of Collinwood, greedily grabs the document Evan has brought and signs it. But then he reads part of it and finds to his horror that it is in fact a confession to Minerva's murder. Trask exclaims, "How could you write something like this?!" Evan calmly replies, "It's true, isn't it?" Trask exclaims, "To think, I actually signed it!". Evan nonchalantly remarks, "I signed it too. After all, we're both responsible for killing Minerva". Trask exclaims, "You're crazy!", crumples the document up, and throws it into the fire, then physically ejects Evan from Collinwood. While Trask is dragging Evan to the front door and throwing him out, the paper burns to ashes in the fire, but then magically reappears undamaged on the desk. It is not even wrinkled...

* This episode was a full kinescope in syndication because the videotape master was ripped. The tape master was salvaged for home video release by inserting sepia-toned kinescope footage for the brief segment that was damaged on the tape master, thus upgrading this episode as much as possible.

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Episode 806
1897
(COL 15/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: July 18, 1969
Air Date: July 28, 1969 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 586
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Charity walks into the drawing room and sees the document on the desk. She picks it up and reads it, and is horrified by what she reads. Trask comes back into the room, sees Charity reading something, and asks, "What are you reading?" Charity gasps, "It's a confession that you and Evan Handley killed mother!" Shocked and puzzled by its reappearance, Trask tries to convince Charity that it is a fake planted by the evil forces that have been plaguing Collinwood.

Magda goes down to see Jamison. He tells her, "I'm making various people realize the truth about themselves". He tells her how this is destroying them, and warns her that she's on his list too. Magda pooh-poohs the idea, but Jamison replies, "Trask would have ridiculed the idea too, but now he's at Collinwood, trapped by a truth from which he cannot escape..."

At Collinwood, Trask is in the drawing room alone, Charity having left. He tears the confession into many small pieces and throws them away. Suddenly, a loud storm arises, and the lights go out. Trask screams, "I know who you are! Minerva, leave this house! Leave me alone!!" Suddenly, the storm stops and the lights come back on. Trask hears a voice call, "Mr. Trask?" He turns to see who it is. It is Charles Delaware Tate. Trask asks, "How do you know my name?" Tate replies, "I was told that there was a man of the cloth named Trask living in this house, and I knew from the way you were dressed you must be him". Trask asks, "Who are you and what do you want?" Tate replies, "My name is Charles Delaware Tate, and I've been commissioned to paint a portrait of Quentin Collins". Trask asks, "THE Charles Delaware Tate?" Tate replies, "Yes". Trask asks, "Quentin Collins has little money. How could he afford to have a painter as famous as you paint his portrait?" Tate replies, "Edith Collins had commissioned and paid for the painting while she was alive, but my schedule was so busy that I haven't able to come until now". Trask remarks, "Perhaps you could do a portrait of my daughter Charity sometime", then asks, "Are you staying here at Collinwood?" Tate replies, "No". Trask asks, "Why not? There are many empty rooms here. It would be much more convenient for you to stay here while doing the portrait". Tate explains, "Quentin doesn't want me doing his portrait. I'm going to paint it from a photograph. That's why I'm here. Quentin took the photograph I had from me, and I need another one to do the painting. Do you have another one?" Trask replies, "Yes, there's one in the desk somewhere". He rummages through the desk drawers to find it. As he is doing so, Evan's document, now intact again, falls out of a drawer onto the floor. Tate picks it up. Seeing it, Trask snatches it from him and folds it in half, then apologizes, "It's a very important document I thought I had mailed, but now I see I have not". He finds the photo of Quentin and gives it to Tate, who then leaves.

Quentin is in his room, listening to his music and moping. Charity Trask comes in and asks, "Would you like to take a walk with me on the beach?" Quentin replies, "No. Leave me alone!" This upsets Charity. Quentin then tells her, "You'd better leave. Your father wouldn't like it if he found you in my room". She replies, "I know something he'd like even less - the fact that Barnabas was in this room recently. I heard his voice through the door". Quentin tries to convince her she was imagining it, but she tells him she's certain she wasn't. Quentin asks, "What do you plan to do?" Charity replies, "Perhaps I'll tell my father; perhaps I won't. It's all up to you..."

Magda comes and tells Quentin, "The boy wants to see you". Quentin asks, "Is he still possessed?" Magda replies, "Yes". Quentin remarks, "Then it isn't the boy who wants to see me; it's Count Petofi".

Quentin goes to the cell in the old house to talk to Jamison/Petofi. The boy tells him, "I'll cure you of the curse if you let me out of this cell", and points to the keys hanging on the opposite wall. Quentin seems to be pondering the offer when suddenly Magda comes rushing down saying, "Don't do it! I knew Petofi would try something like this, so I eavesdropped from the top of the stairs. Petofi's trying to trick you! He can't remove the curse without the hand!". Quentin remarks, "Yes, Julianka did say the hand was necessary", and realizes that Petofi was trying to trick him. Furious, Jamison/Petofi snarls at Magda, "What I have planned for you might happen a little sooner now!"

Charity Trask is at Charles Delaware Tate's studio (at what would later be the Sam Evan's cottage in 1966), apparently to see about having her portrait painted. Tate is working on his portrait of Quentin, which appears to be near completion. He compliments Charity, "When your father told me he wanted a portrait done of you, he never told me you were so beautiful". He then remarks, "Enough work for today. Excuse me while I go wash my hands", and leaves to do so. While he's gone, Charity admires the portrait of Quentin. Suddenly, the head transforms into that of a werewolf. Charity screams.

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Episode 807
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: July 25, 1969
Air Date: July 29, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 587
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate
Michael Stroka as Aristede

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Charles Delaware Tate come running into the room to see what's wrong. Charity gasps, "The portrait! It turned into a wolf!", but when Tate looks at the portrait, it has transformed back into Quentin, and he tells her, "That's impossible". A wolf howls in the distance outside. Tate suggests, "Maybe hearing the wolf howl caused you to imagine what you thought you saw", but Charity protests, "I saw it before I heard any wolf howling!" Tate tells the shaken Charity, "I'll take you back to Collinwood".

At the old house, Jamison/Petofi tries to hypnotize Magda with the candle in his cell, but Magda, realizing what he's trying to do, foils him by merely turning her back and leaving.

Charles Delaware Tate goes to Aristede and tells him, "I think a werewolf is involved in all this", and asks, "I want you to tell me the full story of what's going on and why you want me to paint that portrait of Quentin Collins". Aristede replies, "We don't have to tell you anything. Since it was Count Petofi who rescued you from being a starving artist and gave you this great talent, you are to do as asked without any question". Tate asks, "When will I be able to see Petofi as Petofi and not Jamison?" Aristede replies, "You can't right now. Petofi will remain in a state of suspended animation as long as he possesses the boy. You may never see him again. Petofi had 100 years from the time his hand was severed in 1797 to get it back. If he gets it, he will live forever, but if he does not, he will die. He has only a few weeks left". He adds, "You'd better wish him luck. When Petofi is finished, so will you".

At the old house, Jamison/Petofi goes into a trance and summons Aristede. Magda sees him doing this and goes upstairs to tell Barnabas. Barnabas tells Magda, "That's exactly what I want! When Aristede comes, we can capture him and lock him in the cell too". Magda asks, "What good will that do?" Barnabas replies, "With Aristede locked up, Petofi will have to come out of hiding to take care of things himself". He adds, "You're going to have to be brave". Magda asks, "What do you mean?" Barnabas replies, "It's almost dawn. I'll have to go back to my coffin, and when Aristede comes, you'll have handle this all by yourself". He gives her a gun and leaves.

Magda hears Jamison scream downstairs and goes down to see what's wrong. Jamison is crying, asking, "What am I doing in this place? Why am I being punished?" Thinking Petofi has left possession of Jamison, Magda opens the cell door, goes in and hugs Jamison. Jamison kisses her on the cheek...

Aristede arrives. Magda, telling the "truth" about herself, moans, "It's all my fault! Everything that's happened! It's all my fault that Barnbas was released...I deserve to be punished!" Jamison/Petofi tells her, "That won't be necessary. I know what Barnabas is. You can atone by telling me where he is so I can destroy him".

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Episode 808
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: July 22, 1969
Air Date: July 30, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 588
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Deborah Loomis as Tessie Kincaid

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Magda takes Jamison/Petofi and Aristede to Barnbas' coffin, but when they open it, they find that it's empty. Furious, Aristede yells at Magda, "Liar! I'll kill you if you don't tell us the truth!", but Jamison/Petofi tells him, "No, I can sense that she's telling the truth. Barnabas must have sensed danger and moved somewhere else without telling her".

Aristede and Jamison/Petofi go to the old house and search it for any information or clues they might find about Barnabas. While looking through the books on the bookshelf in front of the secret room, they find the Family History and are startled to read that it's publication date is 1965. Petofi realizes that someone must have traveled through time somehow, and that if he could learn how, he would be able to escape his 100 year time limit.

Charity has a dream in which Quentin spurns her for some dark haired woman. Then, Magda tells her, "You should forget about Quentin. Listen to me! I know Quentin's secret!" But she refuses to tell Charity what that secret is. Charity awakens and thinks, "Magda will know what the dream means", gets up, and leaves the room.

Aristede and Jamison/Petofi ask Magda what she knows about the book. She lies that she knows nothing about it. Aristede, not believing her, asks, "Have you heard about Count Petofi's ability to cast a shadow which will come after you?" Magda fearfully replies, "Yes", and frightened that Petofi would do this, tells the truth about the book: "It was brought from by a girl named Victoria Winters from the year 1969, Barnabas' time". They asks, "Why did Barnabas come back?" Magda replies, "I don't know. All I know is that it has something to do with saving a sick child from his time, then he will return". They asks, "How was Barnabas able to travel in time?" Magda replies, "I don't know".

Charity, on her way to the old house to ask Magda about the dream, finds Quentin lying on the ground in the woods, unconscious with his clothes in tatters. She hears a moan nearby and finds a woman lying nearby, bloodied and badly injured. It is the dark haired woman from her dream. The woman moans, "Quentin..."

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Episode 809
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: July 23, 1969
Air Date: July 31, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 589
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Deborah Loomis as Tessie Kincaid

NO TEASER AVAILABLE YET...

Quentin awakens. Charity exclaims, "You're the creature!", and points out the injured woman to him. Quentin warns Charity not to tell anyone, threatening to kill her if she does. He orders her to go back to Collinwood. She asks, "What about the woman?" Quentin replies, "I'll take care of the woman". After Charity leaves, Jamison/Petofi shows up and says to Quentin, "We might both use this to our advantage".

Charity returns to Collinwood. Her father tells her, "I'd like to talk to you privately", and takes her into the drawing room and closes the doors. He tells her, "Something is seriously wrong with the Collins family. I'd like to save them. You must do your part to help." Charity asks, "And how am I to help?" Trask replies, "You must marry Quentin". Charity is shocked. She tells him, "I can't!", but refuses to say why. Jamison comes bursting in and exclaims, "There's an injured woman in the woods!" Trask goes to investigate, and Charity leaves the drawing room to go to her room. On her way, she runs into Quentin, who's coming down, and angrily says to him, "You promised to help that woman!"

Quentin goes into the drawing room. Jamison/Petofi tells him, "There's a piece of paper in this room that could be of great help to you", and gives him some cryptic clues to finding it. The clues lead to a desk drawer, from which Quentin takes out some papers. He looks through them, finds nothing of any importance, and asks Jamison/Petofi, "What do you mean?" Jamison/Petofi tells him, "Look again". Quentin looks at the papers again and finds that a new paper has appeared on top of the pile that was not there before. Evan and Trask's confession to the murder of Minerva Trask. Quentin reads it.

Trask carries the injured woman back to Collinwood. Quentin asks, "Has she managed to regain consciousness and tell you what happened?" Trask replies, "No. Why would you ask such a strange question?" Quentin replies, "So I can tell the police when I call them. They'd like to know". Trask takes the woman upstairs.

Charity and Trask watch over the injured woman, whom Trask has just put into bed. The woman regains consciousness and mutters, "Quentin...Quentin Collins..." Trask asks, "What do you mean? What are you trying to say?", but she just keeps repeating, "Quentin...Quentin Collins..." over and over again. Trask tells Charity, "Go to Quentin and bring him up here". Charity leaves to do so. When Quentin comes up, Trask asks him, "Why does this woman keep calling your name?" Quentin replies, "She was an acquaintance who knew me from the Blue Whale". Trask asks, "Have you called the police yet?" Quentin replies, "No. In the excitement, I forgot". Trask remarks, "I find this very strange. I'll call them", and leaves to do so. The woman finally regains consciousness, but when she sees Quentin, she is so terrified she dies of fright.

Trask goes downstairs, tells Charity, "Call the police and tell them about this", and leaves to do something. Charity starts to call, using the phone in the drawing room, but Quentin comes out of the secret panel and approaches her... (Charity, her back to him, does not see where he came from).
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