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Episode 810
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: July 24, 1969
Air Date: August 1, 1969 Friday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 590
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Marie Wallace as Ghost of Jenny Collins
Mary Farrell as Mrs. Fillmore

A long morning is ending at Collinwood, and a young girl who was attacked by the werewolf is dead, but not before Charity Trask has learned a terrible truth about Quentin Collins, a truth that Quentin knows he must keep her from telling to anyone, no matter what the cost.

Quentin tells Charity, "There's no need to call the police anymore. The woman's dead". Charity tells Quentin, "I'm going to tell my father your secret!". Quentin replies, "You'd better not", and shows her the confession to Minerva's murder. Charity says, "That's a fake. My father was tricked into signing it!". Quentin replies, "You may believe that, but the police won't!"

Aristede tells Magda, "When Barnabas awakens tonight, you are not to tell him what happened to you during the day, and try to act normally". Magda replies, "I'll try, but it won't be easy to fool Barnabas". Aristede remarks, "You'd better use your gypsy wits to do so as best as you can". Magda replies, "You'd better be careful too. I may have my gypsy wits to protect me, but you have NOTHING!" Aristede replies, "But I do", and showing her the pendant he's wearing, explains, "It is very powerful and has protected me from many things". He then tells her, "You'd better get the hand before it's too late". Magda asks, "Too late for what?", but Aristede refuses to say. Magda tells him, "Tim Shaw has the hand". Aristede replies, "Then you'd better find Tim Shaw".

Mrs. Fillmore comes to Collinwood and tells Quentin that his daughter is in a coma, having apparently been stricken with the same illness that struck his son.

Charity, now knowing what to do, is in the drawing room drinking. There's a knock at the front door. She answers it. Magda comes in. Noticing the obvious, Magda asks, "Have you been drinking?" Charity lies, "No". Magda asks, "Then why does your breath smell like brandy?" Charity lies, "I've been eating some brandy-filled chocolates". Magda, not convinced, remarks, "It looks like man troubles. It must be Tim Shaw's going away that's troubling you. I can help you find out where he is using my powers. But I'll need your help to do so. Do you know anyone who might know where he'd go?" Charity replies, "He had a good friend named Steven Simmons while at school. I have his address". Magda tells her, "Go get it". Puzzled, Charity asks, "Why do you need all this just to use your Tarot Cards?" Magda replies, "Don't ask so many questions about things you don't understand. Just go get it". Charity leaves to do so.

Quentin comes down and sees Magda in the drawing room. Thinking she has come because of his daughter's illness, he asks her, "How did you know about my daughter?" Magda replies, "I don't know. What's wrong with your daughter?" Quentin tells her. Magda, desperate, tells Quentin about Aristede's protective pendant and says, "Maybe it might be able to protect your daughter from Julianka's curse". Quentin asks, "Where's Aristede?" Magda tells him.

Quentin goes to the place Magda told him about and finds Aristede sleeping there. Quentin tries to sneak up on him quietly, but Aristede wakes up. Quentin demands the pendant. Aristede refuses, saying, "I need it to protect me. It has protected me from many things". Quentin remarks, "It may have protected you from spirits - let's see how it does against flesh and blood!" and attacks him. Aristede pulls "the dancing lady" to protect himself. They fight. Quentin manages to knock Aristede out and takes the pendant from him.

Quentin arrives at Mrs. Fillmore's. Mrs. Fillmore and Magda are there. Mrs. Fillmore tells Quentin, "The doctor has come and gone. He said there was nothing he could do". Quentin thanks her and asks her to leave the room. She does so. Quentin puts the pendant on his daughter, but it has no effect. Seeing no other option, Quentin tells Magda to summon the spirit of Julianka and beg her to remove the curse. Magda is dubious that Julianka would do this, but Quentin asks her to try anyway. Magda conducts a ceremony to summon Julianka's spirit. Suddenly, there is a bright flash of lightning outside, and the cradle starts to rock by itself. Quentin exclaims, "It must be Julianka! We can only hope she's come out of pity for the child!" A ghost materializes beside the cradle and says, "No, not out of pity..."

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Episode 811
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #5)

Tape Date: July 21, 1969
Air Date: August 4, 1969 Monday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Dan Curtis
Worldvision Rerun: 591
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Marie Wallace as Jenny Collins

To save David Collins and Chris Jennings in the present, Barnabas Collins has gone back in time, to Collinwood at the turn of the century. But today, his mission looks bleak, for the little girl who must link the past with the present lies near death, and the moment in 1897 that she crosses beyond the dark door, Chris Jennings will cease to exist in 1969.

The ghost continues, "... but out of love". For the ghost is not that of Julianka, but Jenny. She picks the child up and carries it for awhile, then announces, "When she awakens, she will be well" and puts the child back in the cradle. Quentin apologizes to Jenny for how badly their life together turned out and says, "If I had it all to do over again, things would be different". Jenny replies, "There's one way you can prove your love for me. Do the right thing for the child". Quentin asks, "And what is the right thing?", but Jenny merely replies, "You know what it is..." and vanishes. Quentin tells Magda, "I think I know what the right thing is".

At Collinwood, Trask goes to the tower room and tries to get Edward to sign a document making him, Trask, legal guardian of Jamison. But Edward reads the document - in spite of Trask trying to tell him, "You don't need to read it..." - and says, "This document is incorrect! I have no son." and refuses to sign it, saying, "I cannot sign a document containing an error".

Quentin and Magda return to Collinwood. Quentin asks Trask, "May I prepare a room to use as a nursery? I plan to bring my daughter here to live". Trask - as acting master of Collinwood - refuses. Quentin snarls, "I know what you're trying to do, and I'm not going to let you do it!"

Quentin goes to the tower room and tells Edward, "I've come to let you out so we can fight Trask together. You've got to snap out of it! If you don't, Trask will take over Collinwood, and this will affect everyone, you, me, your son, Judith, everyone!" Edward, looking puzzled, remarks, "That's the second time someone's made the mistake of thinking I have a son, but I have no son". He tells Quentin about the first time. Quentin, seeing that his efforts are doing no good, tells Edward, "I'm sorry, but I can't let you out" and leaves.

Later, Trask goes to the tower room and finds that Edward is very depressed. He asks why. Edward replies, "Quentin was very cruel to me. He came here, told me he was going to let me out, said a lot of nonsense, then said he'd changed his mind and wasn't going to let me out". Trask tells him, "Quentin will never let you out. The only way you'll be able to get out and perform your duties as a servant is to kill Quentin".

Quentin falls asleep in the drawing room and has a dream. In the dream, Jenny appears to him. Quentin tells her, "I know what the right thing to do for the child is, it's to bring her to live at Collinwood", but Jenny replies, "No, that's not it. The right thing for you to do is put her in a safe place and not see her anymore" then disappears. Edward then appears. He tells Quentin, "It's almost time for dinner. I've come to help you get dressed". He puts a coat on Quentin, then puts a tie around Quentin's neck and starts to tie it. Quentin complains, "You're tying it too tight! You're strangling me!", but Edward just keeps pulling it tighter and tighter...

Quentin awakens and finds Edward is really there in the room standing over him. Edward grabs Quentin's throat and starts strangling him...

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Episode 812
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #6)

Tape Date: July 28, 1969
Air Date: August 5, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 592
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
Denise Nickerson as Nora Collins
Donna McKechnie as Amanda Harris

The shades of night enclose the great house of Collinwood, in an atmosphere of frightening unreality. Strange and terrifying events have happened, and will continue to happen. On this night, soothed by the strains of a familiar song, Quentin Collins went to sleep and began to dream. But what seemed like an ordinary dream, has suddenly turned into a living nightmare.

Nora comes into the drawing room, sees Edward strangling Quentin and screams. Edward lets go of Quentin. Nora calls Edward, "Father!". Edward is puzzled and says, "Father? I have no children!" Trask comes into the room and asks, "What's going on?" Nora replies, "They were fighting!" Quentin looks at Trask suspiciously, perhaps suspecting that Edward didn't "escape" from the tower room without some help, and tells Trask, "Take Edward back to the tower room". Trask takes Edward away.

Nora asks Quentin, "What's wrong with my father?" Quentin replies, "He's sick", but promises, "I'll take care of him. He won't be like that much longer". But he thinks to himself, "To cure him, I'll have to find the hand, and to find the hand, I'll have to find Tim Shaw".

Meanwhile, Tim Shaw has returned to Collinsport and is staying at the Collinsport Inn. He takes the box containing the hand out of a trunk and puts the box into a bigger box, which he then starts to wrap, as if wrapping a present. He is interrupted by the phone ringing and answers it. It is a call from the front desk. Tim tells the clerk, "Tell her to wait five minutes then come up". He finishes wrapping the box. There's a knock at the door. Tim opens it and a woman comes in. She asks, "Why did you want me to wait five minutes before coming up?" He refuses to tell her, saying, "It's a secret", then asks, "Do you understand what you are to do?" She replies, "Yes. What are you planning to do to this man anyway?" He refuses to tell her, fingering her necklace and saying, "You're being rewarded well enough not to ask questions" He tells her, "I have one more thing for you to do". He gives her the wrapped box and tells her, "Hide this in your room"

The woman goes to Collinwood and introduces herself to Gregory Trask, "My name is Amanda Harris. I'm desperate. I've heard good things about you and have come to you for help." She tells him that an ex-boyfriend is stalking and harassing her and has managed to track her down wherever she goes. Trask agrees to help and tells her, "The first thing we must do is pray". Quentin comes into the drawing room and finds them both on their knees praying.

As the woman is leaving, Trask calls out after her, "Where are you staying?" The woman replies, "The Collinsport Inn" and leaves. Quentin asks, "What was that all about?", but Trask refuses to tell him.

Amanda returns to Tim's room at the Collinsport Inn and tells him, "Everything went just as planned. Trask believed every word of my story". They kiss. Bored, Amanda asks Tim to take her out for a walk, but Tim refuses, saying, "We can't risk being seen together". Amanda gets angry and complains, "Coming to this whistle stop is bad enough, now you want me to stay in my room! I'm going back to New York!" Tim, exasperated, finally says, "All right, I'll take you for a walk on the docks".

Quentin, curious as to what Trask is doing, goes to the Collinsport Inn to check on Amanda Harris. In the lobby, he sees Tim and Amanda leaving (but they do not see him). Quentin goes up to Tim's room and starts searching for the hand.

Later, Tim and Amanda return to the Inn. As they are going up the stairs to the room, Amanda sarcastically remarks, "I can hardly get up these stairs after the excitement of the Collinsport docks!"

Quentin, still searching Tim's room, hears Tim and Amanda approaching.

Tim and Amanda go into Tim's room. Quentin is no longer there. They find the room a mess. Tim goes to the desk and finds a large roll of money still there. Obviously, whoever ransacked the room was not after money. He tells Amanda, "Quickly! Go to your room and get that box I gave you!" She leaves and returns with it. Tim remarks, "It's good whoever it was didn't have time to search your room too. We'll have to find a better hiding place for it". Amanda asks, "What is it?" Tim just replies, "Our security for the future". He then tells her, "Give me your necklace. I need it. I'll give you a better one". She reluctantly gives it to him.

Tim goes to Collinwood and sneaks into Nora's room. Nora says, "I'm glad to see you. I haven't seen you for a long time". Tim gives her the necklace and tells her, "It's a present, but you must not tell anyone about it, and don't tell anyone I was here either. Charity wouldn't let me up to see you because it was past your bedtime, but I snuck up anyway. Don't tell anyone!" She agrees not to tell anyone. Tim tells her, "I have a favor I'd like to ask you to do". He gives her the wrapped box containing the hand and tells her, "I'd like you to hide this here for me and not tell anyone about it". Nora asks, "Why?" Tim replies, "I can't tell you. It's a secret". She agrees, then asks, "Is it a present for Jamison?" Tim replies, "No". Nora remarks, "Oh. I thought it was because he's been sick".

After Tim leaves, Nora puts the box in her armoire and gets back into bed. But almost immediately, curiosity gets the better of her, and she gets back out of bed, gets the box out of the armoire, and starts to open it...

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Episode 813
(Kinescope)
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #7)

Tape Date: July 29, 1969
Air Date: August 6, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 592A*
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
Michael Stroka as Aristede
David Henesy as Jamison Collins
Denise Nickerson as Nora Collins

The night is many things to many men, but it is no refuge to the secrets of men who are desperate. For as one young man will soon learn, the night has a thousand eyes.

Nora unwraps the box, and finds the smaller box inside. She tries to open the smaller box but is unable to, apparently not knowing how to. She puts the box back into the larger box and wraps it back up.

Aristede and Jamison/Petofi meet in the woods. Jamison/Petofi, looking very despondent, says, "I have only a few hours left". Aristede tells him, "I have good news. Tim Shaw is back in town. I saw him at the Collinsport Inn. He brought a young woman with him. I looked in the register and found her name is Amanda Harris". Jamison/Petofi remarks, "Tim Shaw wouldn't be so stupid as to keep the hand at the hotel". Aristede replies, "I'll go 'persuade' Tim to tell me where it is", but Jamison/Petofi tells him, "Your techniques of persuasion would work better on the woman. I'll keep Tim occupied while you persuade her..."

Jamison/Petofi goes to the dining room at the Inn and finds Tim Shaw there. Jamison/Petofi lies, "I'm in town with my father". Tim remarks, "I'm surprised to see you. I thought you were sick". Jamison/Petofi replies, "I was, but I'm better now. How did you know I was sick?" Tim replies, "Nora mentioned it". He tells Jamison/Petofi, "I'm waiting for a woman, but you're welcome to stay and talk until she comes".

Meanwhile, upstairs in Amanda's room, Aristede attacks Amanda and demands to know where the hand is. She tells him, "I don't know what you're talking about!" He asks, "Have you seen a small, ornate box?" Amanda replies, "No, but Tim did have a large, wrapped box". Aristede asks, "Where is it?"

Aristede comes down into the dining room, sees Tim, and greets him, "Hello! We haven't seen each other in quite a while! Maybe we could get together for a drink sometimes", then leaves. Jamison excuse himself, saying, "I have to leave too" and does so. Tim goes upstairs to see what's taking Amanda so long. He finds her lying face down on the floor.

Aristede and Jamison/Petofi meet in the woods again. Aristede tells Jamison/Petofi, "I didn't learn much from the woman, only that Tim had a large, wrapped box, which I suspect contains the hand and took it to someone for safekeeping, but she didn't know who the person might be. She also told me Tim took a necklace from her. He said he needed it, and promised to replace it with a better one". Jamison/Petofi remarks, "That must mean the person he took it to must be a woman. He must have taken the necklace to use as a gift to induce the woman to hide the box for him. And I think I know who the woman is. Tim made a mistake earlier. He mentioned that he had spoken to Nora..."

Jamison/Petofi goes to Collinwood and goes to Nora. He fools her into admitting that Tim had been in her room by lying that he already knows because he saw Tim coming out of her room. She tells him, "Tim gave me a gift!", and shows him the necklace. Jamison/Petofi says, "I know he gave you something else too, a box". Nora denies it, but Jamison/Petofi grabs her and puts her arm in a hammerlock and forces her to tell him where the box is. He takes the box out of the armoire, opens the box, and finds the hand... 

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Episode 814
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #8)

Tape Date: July 30, 1969
Air Date: August 7, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 593
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Michael Stroka as Aristede
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

The year is 1897 at the great estate of Collinwood, and this night a storm has blown up quickly over the dark sea. And in the main house, another storm rages, for this is a night of treachery and deceit. A possessed child has been sent to find the missing magical hand that will restore a dying man to life. And now that he has taken the hand from its hiding place, he must fight the weakness he is beginning to feel, and save not only the dying man, but himself.

Jamison/Petofi, carrying the hand, which is in the large box, re-wrapped to look like a present, exits Collinwood. But he suddenly starts to become weak, and collapses in the woods.

At the old mill building, Aristede speaks to the prone body of Count Petofi, who is apparently in suspended animation, telling him, "Jamison has gone to Collinwood to get the hand. He should be here with it any moment now".

Quentin finds Jamison lying in the woods unconscious, revives him, and asks, "What happened? What's wrong?" Jamison lies, "Nothing", and tries to leave, but Quentin stops him and asks, "What's in the box?" Jamison lies, "It's a gift for Nora". But Quentin, not believing him, takes the box, opens it, and finds the hand.

Aristede stands over the body of Petofi and wonders, "What's taking Jamison so long?"

Quentin takes Jamison and the hand to the caretaker's cottage to Barnabas. Jamison is getting weaker and weaker. Still possessed by Petofi, delirious and not knowing where he is, Jamison moans, "Aristede...Where's the hand? I'm dying. I need the hand..." Fearing that Jamison might die if Petofi does, Barnabas asks, "Where are you?" Jamison/Petofi replies, "The old mill building..."

Barnabas goes to the old mill building and tells Aristede, "I have the hand now. I got it from Jamison. I also know that Petofi is dying and needs the hand to save himself". Aristede asks, "How would you know this?" Barnabas replies, "Jamison told me. I want to talk to Petofi. If he'll promise to use the hand to cure Quentin afterwards, I'll bring it to him". Aristede replies, "You can't speak to Petofi. He's been unconscious since possessing Jamison. But I'll give you my word that we'll use the hand to cure Quentin if you return it to us".

Barnabas goes to the cottage to get the hand, telling Quentin what happened at the mill building. Quentin tells Barnabas, "I don't trust Aristede. What if they just takes the hand and leave without curing me?", but Barnabas says, "We have no choice but to trust them. Jamison will die if Petofi does".

Barnabas takes the hand to Aristede. Aristede tells Barnabas, "You cannot watch. You might affect the process", takes the hand, and goes into the room where Petofi is. He says a few incantations over the hand, then places it on Petofi's chest. He then comes out of the room, closing the door behind him, and tells Barnabas, "All we can do is wait now".

At the cottage, Jamison stirs and says, "The hand! Why is it still on my chest? Why isn't it working?"

At the mill building, Barnabas is getting impatient and asks Aristede, "What's going on in there? It's been over an hour". Aristede replies, "I was just instructed what to do. I wasn't told how long it would take". Barnabas paces around nervously and frets, "What if it didn't work? What if Petofi has died and Jamison with him?"

Later, Barnabas loses patience and tells Aristede, "I'm going into that room to see what's happening whether you like it or not!" Aristede tries to stop him. They struggle for awhile, but suddenly stop when they hear Petofi laughing heartily from the other room. The door opens, and Petofi steps out, saying, "After all these years, it's mine again!". He holds up his right arm. Attached to it is the hand...

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Episode 815
1897/1969
(COL 15/DISK 4 #9)

Tape Date: July 31, 1969
Air Date: August 8, 1969 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 594
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman / Magda
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Thayer David as Count Petofi
David Henesy as Jamison Collins / David Collins
Michael Stroka as Aristede

A stormy night in the year 1897, a terrifying night in which two lives seem about to end.

Barnabas tells Petofi, "Aristede made a deal with me on your behalf for the hand". Count Petofi replies, "As a man of honor, I will honor the deal". But when Barnabas tells Petofi the details of the details, that he is to cure Quentin of the werewolf affliction and remove the curse from the Collins family, Petofi goes back on his word and refuses to do this.

Quentin, having taken Jamison to the drawing room of Collinwood, sees that Jamison has lapsed into a coma and decides he must go to Barnabas. He goes to the cellar of the mill building and tells Barnabas. Barnabas tells Petofi, "You must save Jamison. You owe it to him!" Petofi asks to speak to Barnabas alone. Quentin leaves. Barnabas asks Petofi, "What do you want to talk about?" Petofi is at first vague, as if nervous, then asks Barnabas, "I'd like to talk about the future. Have you ever wondered what the year 1969 will be like?" Barnabas at first feigns ignorance and tells Petofi, "I have no idea what you're talking about", so Petofi tells him, "I know you're from the year 1969". Barnabas denies it, so Petofi shows him the Family History as proof. Confronted with this, Barnabas admits that he is indeed from the year 1969. Petofi tells Barnabas, "I would like to travel to the year 1969". Barnabas asks, "Why?" Petofi replies, "To escape from the gypsies. They will soon be after me to get the hand back". Barnabas replies, "I'm sorry, but I'm not sure if I even can back to the future, much less take you back with me". Petofi, not believing him, thinks of a way to get Barnabas to divulge the secret and tells him, "Look into the cabinet. I'll show you a vision of your own death". Barnabas looks into the cabinet and sees a vision of David apparently dying. Barnabas, shocked, exclaims, "David! Is he dead?". Petofi is puzzled and says, "It was supposed to be a vision of YOUR death...", and again asks Barnabas to tell him the secret of time travel. Barnabas again lies that he doesn't know it. Petofi tells him, "I'll give you time to think about it". However, he puts a spell on Barnabas and tells him to look at his hand. Barnabas does so, and finds that a mark has appeared there. Petofi tells him that he now no longer has the vampire power to vanish and appear at will, and tells him to try. Barnabas tries to dematerialize, finds that he cannot. Petofi tells him he can now go and Barnabas leaves. It is almost dawn. Aristede asks Petofi, "What do you plan to do?" Petofi replies, "Lord Kitchener once said, 'When plan A fails, one should start plan B immediately'".

Petofi and Aristede show up at the old house. Magda at first tells them she won't help them, but becomes terrified when Petofi shows her the reattached hand. She takes them to Barnabas' new hiding place in the West Wing of Collinwood. They open the coffin. Barnabas is lying in there. Petofi puts a cross inside with him and closes up the coffin.

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Episode 816
1897
(COL 15/DISK 4 #10)

Tape Date: August 4, 1969
Air Date: August 11, 1969 Monday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 595
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Denise Nickerson as Nora Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins / David Collins
Michael Stroka as Aristede

Barnabas Collins has come back to the past to save the lives of two people in the future, but for him there will be neither present nor future, for he is the captive of Count Petofi, and the four walls of his coffin have become his prison.

After having taken Barnabas' coffin back to the mill building with them, Aristede asks Petofi, "What do you plan to do now?" Petofi replies, using a military analogy, "I plan to catch Barnabas in a pincher movement and increase the pressure on him until he cracks and divulges the secret. I plan to attack those he loves in 1969 too". He starts to cast a spell.

At Collinwood, Nora goes into the drawing room. Jamison awakens and asks her to call Quentin. She starts to walk out of the room, but Jamison tells her, "No, Amy, use the phone!" Nora, puzzled, replies, "My name isn't Amy. It's Nora. And I don't have to telephone Quentin; he's right in the house". But Jamison insists that her name is Amy, and even though Quentin is in the house, he can only be reached by phone. Frightened, Nora rushes out of the room. Jamison loses consciousness. Nora returns with Quentin and tells him about all the strange things Jamison had said to her and tells him that Jamison had insisted that his own name was David. Quentin mutters, "David Collins..." as if he had heard the name before. He tells Nora to go to her room, then leaves.

Jamison/David regains consciousness briefly and speaks strangely to Quentin. He tells Quentin, "This is exactly what I thought it would be like". Quentin asks, "Exactly what what would be like?" Jamison/David replies, "Exactly as you promised - it's exactly what you said dying and being with you forever would be like". He then lapses into unconsciousness again.

Tim Shaw visits Nora in her room and asks her for the package he had left with her. Nora stupidly says, "You mean the one with the pretty box inside?" Tim grabs her and demands, "How did you know about the pretty box inside?" Nora admits that she opened the big box. Tim asks, "Did you open the pretty little box?" Nora replies, "No, I didn't know how?" Tim, relieved, asks Nora to give him the box. Nora replies, "I can't. Jamison took it". Tim asks, "Where's Jamison?". Nora tells him, "He's sick. He's downstairs with Quentin".

Furious, Tim goes down to the drawing room and asks Quentin if he could speak to Jamison. Quentin replies, "No. Anyway, if it's the hand you're after, neither Jamison nor I have it anymore. If you want to find it, go talk to Aristede".

Tim goes to the mill building and pulls a gun on Aristede and demands that he give him the hand. Aristede replies, "I can't give it to you". Tim threatens to shoot Aristede if he doesn't. Petofi comes into the room and tells Tim, "Shooting Aristede will do no good. Aristede is telling you the truth when he says he can't give you the hand". He holds up his right arm to show Tim the reattached hand. Realizing that he really can't get the hand back now, Tim tells Petofi, "I wanted to use the hand to get revenge on two men - Gregory Trask and Evan Handley. I'll pay you well to help me". Petofi replies, "I compliment you on your choice of enemies", but refuses to help.

Quentin takes Jamison/David to Petofi and tells him what happened and asks him to help Jamison/David, saying, "You owe it to him. You used him to do your dirty work for him". Jamison/David deliriously mutters, "Quentin...Quentin..." Petofi points out something interesting, "Jamison is possessed by David Collins, yet he calls your name and seems to know you. How is it possible for someone from another time to know you?"

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Episode 817
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #1)

Tape Date: August 5, 1969
Air Date: August 12, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 596
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Thayer David as Count Petofi
David Henesy as Jamison

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Quentin is puzzled by this too. Petofi concludes wrongly that there must be another man named Quentin in 1969. He tells Quentin, "There's something Barnabas has that I want. If you can convince Barnabas to give it to me, I will cure the boy". Quentin replies, "I don't know where Barnabas is" Petofi replies, "He's in his coffin". Quentin asks, "Why would he be in his coffin now? It's after dusk". Petofi takes Quentin to the chained coffin, unchains the coffin, and opens it. Inside is Barnabas, immobilized by the cross. Petofi leaves to let Quentin and Barnabas speak in private, warning Quentin not to try to touch Barnabas or remove the cross. Barnabas is immobilized but can talk. Quentin tells Barnabas what's happened, and tells him, "Petofi wants something from you as the price for curing Jamison". Barnabas replies, "I know what he wants. He wants to know how to travel to the year 1969. But I can't tell him, I don't know how to return myself". Quentin tells Barnabas about the puzzling fact, "Although Jamison is possessed by David Collins from the year 1969, he seems to know me. How is it possible for someone from the year 1969 to know me?" Barnabas, not wanting to tell Quentin that David recognizes him because he, Quentin, died this very year 1897 so his ghost in 1969 looks just as he does now, deflects the question by saying, "Quickly! Remove the cross before Petofi comes back!" Quentin reaches out to try to do this, but finds that his hand is blocked, as if by an invisible force field. Petofi comes back into the room, laughs and says, "Do you think I would have left you alone if it were that easy?" He closes the coffin asks Quentin, "What did Barnabas say?" Quentin replies, "Barnabas said he doesn't know how to return to the year 1969". Petofi replies, "I don't believe that. I will keep Barnabas in his coffin until he's in the right mood". He tells Quentin, "Since Barnabas didn't tell me what I wanted to know, I will not cure the boy".

Quentin takes the boy back to Collinwood. Beth watches over him in his room. The boy regains consciousness, sees Beth, and calls her name. Beth at first thinks that that his recognizing her must mean Jamison is back to normal and is no longer possessed by "David", but then he asks her a strange question: "Beth, what is it like to die?" Beth replies, "I wouldn't know. I've never died before". "David" replies, "But you have. Quentin told me you took your own life".

Petofi gloats over the coffin of Barnabas, saying, "Sooner or later, you're going to have to tell me the secret. There's no other way". Inside the coffin, Barnabas thinks to himself, "You're wrong, Petofi. There is another way..."

Beth goes to Quentin and tells him what "David" had said and asks, "What did he mean?" Quentin replies, "Don't worry about it. He's just saying strange things because he's ill" (but the worried expression on his face seems to indicate otherwise).

From inside the coffin, Barnabas starts to summon Beth telepathically.

At Collinwood, Beth suddenly excuses herself and leaves. Quentin realizes that Beth's abrupt departure must mean that Barnabas had summoned her.

Beth goes to the coffin in the mill building and starts to undo the chains, but Petofi walks into the room and catches her in the act. Beth pulls out a gun and points it at him. Petofi tells Beth, "It would be most unwise for you to release Barnabas. I'll show you what he'll do to you eventually if you do". He takes her out into the other room and to the cabinet.

Inside the coffin, Barnabas tries desperately to telepathically tell Beth, "Don't believe what he shows you! It will be a lie!" Outside in the other room, Petofi opens the cabinet and tells Beth to look into it. Beth does so and sees a scene of Barnabas biting and killing her, turning her into a vampire. She screams. Petofi tells her, "There's only one way for you to avoid that fate. You must turn your back and leave Barnabas forever". Beth does so and leaves. Petofi goes to the coffin and gloats, "She came because you are powerful, but she left because I am more powerful!"

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August 13, 1969 Wednesday
Pre-empted for coverage of reception for Apollo astronauts in Chicago.

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Episode 818
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #2)

Tape Date: August 6, 1969
Air Date: August 14, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 597
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez

Collinwood in the year 1897. The night is almost over and Barnabas still lies chained in his coffin, prisoner of the Count Petofi. During the hours of darkness Barnabas has pitted his powers against Petofi's, but to no avail. Petofi has destroyed his hold over Beth Chavez, by showing her a vision of a dreadful future that awaits her, if she should ever come to Barnabas again.

At what will eventually be the Evan's cottage, Charles Delaware Tate is putting some finishing touches on he portrait of Quentin. Suddenly, he seems to sense something evil about it and grabs a palette knife and raises it to destroy it, but Petofi comes in and stops him, telling him, "If you destroy the portrait, I will take away all your artistic talent".

Beth returns to Collinwood. In the foyer, she looks fearfully at the portrait of Barnabas, then goes into the drawing room, where she finds Quentin. Quentin tells her, "I know Barnabas summoned you to help him. What happened?" Beth replies, "I will have nothing more to do with Barnabas!" She breaks down in tears and begs Quentin, "Take me away from Collinwood, away from all this!" Quentin replies, "Sure, I'll take you away from all this. We can go to London, Paris, Rome... And wherever we go, you can look up at night and see the moon. You can see the moon from all over the world, you know. My only hope for a cure is to stay here". Beth runs out into the foyer, crying. Quentin goes and walks out the front door.

Charity sees all this from the landing and comes down and takes Beth into the drawing room, saying she wants to talk to her. She tells Beth, "You should stay away from Quentin. He's not good for you". Beth asks, "What do you mean?" Charity replies, "I can't tell you, but there are reasons". Beth says, "You're just jealous! I've seen you looking at Quentin like a schoolgirl with a crush!" Charity admits that she was smitten with Quentin before, but not anymore. Beth does not believe her.

At the Evan's cottage, Petofi tells Charles Delaware Tate that the painting looks finished and asks to take it, but Tate replies, "There are still a few finishing touches that need to be done". There's a knock at the door. Petofi asks Tate, "Are you expecting anyone?" Tate replies, "No". Petofi tells him, "Answer it", and hides in the next room.

Tate answers the door. It is Charity. She tells him, "Because of something I've learned, I know it wasn't my imagination when I saw the portrait turn into a wolf". Tate asks, "What have you learned?", but Charity refuses to tell him, saying only, "When the moon is full, you should stay indoors and lock the doors". Charity then leaves. Petofi, who's been eavesdropping, comes out of his hiding place. Tate, remarks, "Quentin is a werewolf, isn't he?" Petofi admits that this is true, then says, "Charity Trask talks too much. As the Gods had to take care of Echo because she talked too much, I'll have to take care of Charity Trask" and leaves.

Petofi arrives at Collinwood. Quentin asks, "What do you want?" Petofi replies, "I've come to save you". Quentin asks, "Why?" Petofi replies, "It's because I know you're somehow an important part of the future because David recognized you". Charity comes into the drawing room and sees Petofi there. She orders him to leave, but then suddenly loses her voice.

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Episode 819
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #3)

Tape Date: August 7, 1969
Air Date: August 15, 1969 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 598
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Michael Stroka as Aristede

Collinwood before the turn of the century. For many months Quentin Collins has managed to keep his terrible secret from all but a handful of people. Now one of these, a young woman who has come to live at Collinwood, has become determined to expose Quentin to the world. But on this night a third party has intervened, the mysterious Count Petofi.

Petofi touches Charity with the hand, and she goes into a trance-like state. He tells Quentin, "Leave me alone with her so I can make her forget". Quentin leaves the drawing room. Petofi takes Charity to the window and tells her to look out, saying, "I will show you the errors of your ways. I will show you what your loquaciousness will lead to - your death!". A vision starts to form...

In the vision, Magda is at the old house, reading some Tarot Cards. There's a knock at the door. Magda answers it. It is Charity. Charity tells Magda, "Something has happened, and I need you to read my future for me", but Magda replies, "I cannot right now. I'm expecting someone. Besides, it's a bad night to read the cards. Everything I have read in them tonight has been tragic. I see a violent death happening soon". Charity asks, "Whose?" There's a knock at the door. Magda remarks, "That's the man I called to warn". She opens the door. Aristede comes in and asks, "Why did you summon me here?" Magda starts to say, "You've got to warn Petofi...", but the lights suddenly go out, and supernatural effects start to happen. Frightened, Aristede runs outside - where he is attacked and strangled by a hooded figure. After strangling Aristede, the hooded figure picks up a sword which he had dropped and leaves... The vision ends.

Charity screams, "The young man! He's dead!". Petofi, puzzled, says, "The young man? But it was YOUR death you were supposed to see". Charity says, "No, it was Aristede's. He was killed by a hooded man". Petofi realizes that once again the hand has been unpredictable and has shown not Charity's death, but Aristede's and perhaps his own. He tells Charity to look through the window again and tell him what's happening next. Charity sees another vision:

In the vision she sees a room which she tells Petofi, "I have never seen before" (It is the cellar of the old mill building). In this room, Petofi is tied to a chair. The hooded figure with the sword comes down the stairs, walks up to Petofi, raises the sword, and cuts off Petofi's right hand...

Charity screams. Petofi touches her again with his right hand, telling her, "Your life is going to change in a way many people will find hard to understand..."

Petofi comes out of the drawing room and tells Quentin, "I've taken care of Charity!", and rushes out. Quentin notices the great fear in Petofi's eyes. He goes into the drawing room, but does not see Charity there and calls for her. She steps out from behind the curtains, as if stepping out onto a stage, and starts to sing like Pansy Faye...

Petofi returns to the mill building and tells Aristede, "I've learned that our enemies are coming!" Aristede remarks, "Then we should hurry and leave!", but Petofi says, "No, I want to stay to learn Barnabas' secret to Time Travel, and besides, I have a better idea..."

Quentin, having ascertained that Charity remembers nothing of him being a werewolf, leaves Collinwood.

Petofi and Aristede are walking through the cemetery, looking at headstones. Petofi finally finds one he deem suitable, one of an Abraham Howell and tells Aristede to dig it up.

Quentin goes to the Old House and tells Magda he'd like her help to free Barnabas. Magda replies that it wouldn't make any sense to try because Petofi is too powerful. Quentin tells her, "That's just it. Something has happened to terrify him. I saw the fear in his eyes. Now would be the perfect time to act". There's a knock at the door. Magda goes and opens it, but finds that there's no one there. Then she sees that there is a note affixed to the door with a dagger. She takes it down and reads it aloud, "Between life and death, there is not enough room for a flea to jump". Magda is horrified. Quentin asks, "What does it mean?" Magda replies, "It is the traditional warning of the tribe of King Johnny Romano..."

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Episode 820
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #4)

Tape Date: August 8, 1969
Air Date: August 18, 1969 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 599
Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw
Donna McKechnie as Amanda Harris
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Paul Michael as King Johnny Romano

Collinwood has survived another night of terror, but even in the light of this day there are those whose fears can not be stilled. In the Old House Magda Rakosi reads a strange note over and over again, a note that could spell death for her. And in an artist's studio in Collinsport a young man is about to receive a visit from the mysterious Count Petofi, who has learned of that death may finally be awaiting him.

Petofi goes to Charles Delaware Tate's cottage and finds Tate painting a picture of a beautiful woman. Petofi derisively remarks, "Are you drawing her again? Drawing another picture of your ideal woman?" Tate replies, "Yes". Petofi remarks, "It's a waste of time, she doesn't exist". Tate replies, "She's real enough to me". Petofi replies, "I'll indulge you the fantasy as you have served me so well. I have one more thing for you to do for me". He takes off his right glove. Tate is shocked to see that the hand has been reattached. Petofi touches Tate with it...

Tate tells Petofi, "This is the most grisly thing you've ever asked me to do! Perhaps an embalmer might be more suitable for the job", but reluctantly agrees to do it. Petofi gives him a leather doctor-type bag and tells Charles, "I'll come for it at 1:00".

At the Collinsport Inn, Tim finds Amanda in her room packing. He asks, "What are you doing?" She replies, "I'm tired of putting up with that pompous bore Trask! I'm leaving!" Tim tells her, "You've got to stay and finish the job!", but she refuses. He tells her, "All right, leave if you want to, but there's one more person I want you to see before you do". Amanda asks, "What's his name?" Tim replies, "Count Petofi".

Magda goes to the Mill building cellar and tells Petofi, "The gypsies are coming". Petofi replies, "I already know". Magda asks, "How?" Petofi replies, "I would like to say that I used my great clairvoyant powers to find out, but I must admit that I found out purely by accident". Magda asks for his help. Petofi refuses. Magda tells him, "But they're a danger to you too!". Petofi replies, "No they're not. They came here after you. They don't even know I'm here". Magda threatens, "If you don't help me, I'll tell them you're here!" He touches her with the hand and says, "You won't be able to. You won't be able to speak or write my name. Try to do so". She tries but finds she cannot.

After Magda leaves, Amanda comes walking down the stairs. She tells Petofi, "I'm a friend of Tim Shaw's. I've came to you for help". She lifts her veil. Petofi is stunned. Amanda looks exactly like Charles's Delaware Tate's ideal woman. Petofi asks, "Have you ever had your portrait painted?" Amanda replies, "No". Petofi asks, "Have you ever met a man named Charles Delaware Tate?" Amanda again answers, "No". He asks her about her past, but she will only tell him that she's from New York. Petofi asks her, "What do you want?" Amanda replies, "Tim is bent on revenge on a man named Trask. I'm afraid his obsession will get him hurt. I've heard you have a powerful talisman which would help Tim accomplish his plan without as much risk. Could I borrow it?" Petofi refuses.

Magda returns to the old house and finds that it has been ransacked. A man walks down the stairs. Magda gasps, "King Johnny Romano!" He demands, "Give me the hand. Magda replies, "I don't have it". He asks, "Then who does?" Magda tries to say, but finds she cannot speak the name. King Johnny growls, "You don't remember? I'll help you with your memory!", and slaps her in the face several times. But all Magda can say is, "I don't have it". King Johnny tells her, "I don't believe you. I will finish my search of the house" and leaves to do so.

Amanda returns to Tim at the Inn and tells him what happened with Petofi. She begs him, "Please, leave with me! It's too dangerous here!", but Tim refuses. She asks him, "Why do you hate Trask so much anyway?" Tim replies, "He was responsible for the deaths of two people I knew, one of whom I loved..." He quickly adds, "...like a sister". Unsuccessful in her attempt to get Tim to leave, Amanda tells him, "Then I'll stay here until I can convince you to". She warns him, "Stay away from this Count Petofi. He's the strangest, most frightening man I've ever met". She adds, "It's also strange that he was so interested in my past". Tim asks, "Why should you find that so strange?" Amanda replies, "Because I have absolutely no memories of my past. All I can remember are the last two years. Before that, nothing"

At the old house King Johnny Romano has searched the rest of the old house and has returned to the living room. Magda asks, "Now are you convinced I don't have it?" King Johnny gasps and points towards and overturned chair, seeing something here. He picks up the chair. Lying on the floor underneath it is the ornate box that used to contain the hand. Recovering from her initial shock, Magda says, "Oh, it's just the box. The hand's not in there anymore". King Johnny Romano puts the box on a table, opens it, looks inside, then closes it again. He tells Magda, "Look". Magda opens the box and is shocked to see that the hand is indeed in there...

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Episode 821
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #5)

Tape Date: August 11, 1969
Air Date: August 19, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 600
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Paul Michael as Johnny Romano
Henry Baker as Istvan
Philip Cusack as Abraham Howell

For everyone at Collinwood, terror takes a different form. For Magda Rakosi, terror has come in the shape of King Johnny Romano, demanding the hand of Count Petofi from her. But Magda cannot return the hand, nor can she tell him who has it. She can only pray for strength to stand up against the gypsy punishment she knows she must face.

King Johnny Romano gloats over the hand, saying, "I am a good King. I have gotten the hand back for my tribe", then, turning to Magda, says, "You, on the other hand, are a liar, a thief and a murderer. You murdered Julianka, a fellow gypsy". Magda protests, "I didn't kill Julianka...", but finds herself unable to say the name of the man who did. King Johnny Romano, not believing her, tells her, "I'm going to bring you back to Boston for a gypsy trial", then tells her, "I'm going to perform a ceremony of thanks over the hand for getting it back. You should be glad I got the hand back. Your punishment would have been much worse otherwise". As King Johnny Romano is performing the ceremony over the hand, Magda, seeing that all his attention is on the hand and the ceremony, goes to the front door, trying to escape, but when she opens the doors, she finds her way blocked by a large, muscular black man standing outside. King Johnny Romano and the black man take Magda away. Hiding outside, Aristede sees them take her away...

Aristede returns to the mill building. Petofi says, "Let me guess. They found the fake hand exactly where you put it, and took it and Magda away". Aristede replies, "That's exactly what happened". Petofi asks Aristede to bring him the family history. Aristede does so. Petofi reads it, saying, "It might give me some ideas..."

Aristede is alone in his room. An invisible presence comes into the room and starts overturning furniture and blowing out the candles. Terrified, Aristede screams for Petofi. Petofi comes. Aristede tells him, "There's something in this room!" Petofi replies, "I know who it is", and performs a ceremony to banish it. The spirit leaves. Petofi tells Aristede, "It was the spirit of the man we took the hand from".

Petofi goes and releases Barnabas from the coffin; carefully holding a cross in front of him to keep him from escaping. Aristede comes into the room holding two torches. Petofi tells Barnabas, "I suspect that you came back in time to help one of the 1969 Collins's. You must care for them. If you do not tell me the secret to time travel, I'll send Aristede to kill the present day Collins's and burn down Collinwood. Then the future Collins's you care so much about will never exist..."

King Johnny Romano, Magda and the black guard, whom King Johnny refers to as Istvan, are camped in the woods somewhere. King Johnny tells Istvan to go get more wood for the fire. He obediently leaves to do so. Magda remarks, "He don't talk much, does he?" King Johnny replies, "He was once being held for a crime against the tribe, but escaped while awaiting trial. When he was caught, in addition to the punishment for the crime, his tongue was cut out as punishment for escaping. YOU'D better not thing about escaping, Magda".

Barnabas calls Petofi's bluff, saying, "You wouldn't dare carry out your threat. You would thereby destroy the future and you wouldn't be able to go there either". Petofi angrily puts Barnabas back into his coffin and immobilizes him again. (Huh? It would be a Collin-less future, but there would still be a future, and since Petofi just wants to go there to escape the gypsies, why would he care whether the Collins's exited there or not?")

King Johnny and Magda hear Istvan grunting urgently. They turn and see that Istvan, who has returned with the firewood, is pointing to their knapsacks, which have all been opened, their contents strewn about. They wonder who could have done this so quickly and silently that they heard nothing. Then the ghost of Abraham Howell appears, takes the hand, and vanishes. King Johnny turns to Magda and asks, in a very sarcastic tone of voice, "Did you recognize that man, Magda?" Magda replies "I did not." King Johnny angrily says, "Yes you did, Magda. That must have been the ghost of the man whose body you cut that hand from. You've tried to pull the oldest trick in the gypsy book on me, the bajoor, the big switch!" He turns to Istvan and orders him to repack the knapsacks, but when he turns back, Magda is gone. He tells Istvan to go look for Magda. Istvan goes in the direction Magda must have gone, but passes right by where she's hiding behind some bushes without seeing her.

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Episode 822
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #6)

 

Tape Date: August 12, 1969
Air Date: August 20, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 601
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate
Donna McKechnie as Amanda Harris
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Don Briscoe as Tim Shaw

The sinister Count Petofi thinks he has foiled King Johnny Romano, and sent Magda off to certain death. But, as he gloats over his victory, he does not know that his plan has already gone awry.

Petofi goes to Charles Delaware Tate and congratulates him on his work, on how authentic the fake hand he made looked. Tate is busy painting what looks like a piece of jewelry on a small piece of cardboard. Petofi looks at the picture of Tate's "Ideal woman" and asks, "Are you sure this isn't someone you've met before somewhere?" Tate replies, "I'm sure. It's just someone I dreamed up". Petofi looks at the piece of jewelry Tate is working on and asks, "Is that a draft of something you're going to put on the larger portrait?" Tate replies, "It is". Petofi asks, "Where did the idea for the design come from?" Tate replies, "It came to me last night in a dream". Petofi remarks, "I've met a most remarkable girl". Tate sarcastically remarks, "Congratulations". Petofi continues, "You've got to see this girl. She is most remarkable!" Tate asks, "Remarkable? How?" But Petofi coyly refuses to tell him, saying only, "You've got to see her. She's staying at the Inn, and comes down from her room at 6:00 every evening for dinner. If you go there at 6 tonight, you'll be able to see her".

At Collinwood, Trask continues to "help" Amanda with her problems. He asks her to come stay at Collinwood so he can better "help" her. Amanda refuses, saying, "I don't think it would be proper".

Amanda returns to the Inn and tells Tim about Trask wanting her to stay at Collinwood. Tim tells her, "I think you should". Amanda is shocked and refuses, saying, "I don't want to be so near Trask for so long". But he tells her his plan, "It's obvious that Trask has fallen in love with you. Trask has been known to remove obstacles to get what he wants. As he removed Minerva to get Judith, he'll try to remove Judith to get you. Soon, you'll be his rich wife". Amanda, shocked, exclaims, "You want me to MARRY Trask?" Tim assures her, "I'll make sure it'll only be a short time before you go from being a rich wife to being a rich widow". Amanda complains, "You've made promises to me before you haven't kept. For example, you promised to replace that necklace you took from me with a better one". Tim, getting the hint, leaves.

A little later, Tim returns with a box from Ezra Braithwate's for Amanda.

It is 5 minutes to 6. Petofi brings Charles Delaware Tate to the lobby of the Collinsport Inn and tells him to wait there. Petofi leaves. Amanda and Tim come down to go to dinner. Tate sees Amanda and is totally shocked. Not only does she look exactly like his ideal woman, the piece of jewelry she's wearing around her neck looks just like the piece of jewelry he painted in the morning.

Tate returns to the cottage, looks at the portrait of his ideal woman, and asks, "How is this possible?!"

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Episode 823/824
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #7)

Tape Date: August 13, 1969
Air Date: August 21, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 602
Grayson Hall as Magda
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Thayer David as Count Petofi

For Magda, Collinwood is the only sanctuary from the gypsy captors who want to take her to her death. The great house is still far away, and her pursuer is very close. And every shadow of the night can suddenly come alive and kill her.

Magda flees to Collinwood and tells Quentin what happened. Quentin asks, "Why didn't you just tell them about Petofi?" Magda replies, "I couldn't...I can't explain". Quentin realizes the Petofi must have put a spell on Magda so she couldn't tell. He tells her he has a plan to make Petofi release Barnabas.

Quentin goes to Beth's room and tells her his plan, saying he needs her help. She tells him she's fearful, saying she fears that Barnabas will be angry with her for leaving when he last summoned her. Quentin tells her, "Don't worry. Barnabas will understand that Petofi made you leave". Quentin writes a letter and gives it to Beth. They kiss. Unknown to them, Charity is outside and sees them kiss through the open door.

Quentin goes to Petofi and demands that he release Barnabas threatening, "I'll tell the gypsies you have the hand and I'll tell them where you are if you don't". Petofi, looking unconcerned, replies, "I'll just put a spell on you making you unable to tell as I did with Magda", but Quentin tells him, "That won't work. I've already written a letter with the information and given it to someone with instructions to take it to the gypsy caravan if I don't return unharmed by 1:00". The clock now reads 11:45. Petofi, still unconcerned, replies, "I'll just put a spell on you to force you to tell me who this person is, then I'll put a spell on this person". Quentin lies, "You won't have to put a spell on me to find out who the person is. It's Angelique, someone over whom you have no power".

Charity, furious with jealousy, gets a bottle of poison and thinks to herself, "Won't Quentin be surprised when he comes home and finds Beth Chavez dead!" She goes to Beth's room and complains, "I'm bored and lonely. Would you come up and have a drink with me?" Beth is puzzled by Charity's strange behavior, but goes up with her anyway.

Quentin and Petofi wait each other out. Quentin tells Petofi, "You'd better make up your mind. There's only 5 minutes left".

In the drawing room at Collinwood, Charity pours two drinks, poisoning one. She gives the poisoned one to Beth. They drink. Beth collapses...

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Episode 825
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #8)

Tape Date: August 14, 1969
Air Date: August 22, 1969 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 603
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Terry Crawford as Beth Chavez
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Henry Baker as Istvan
Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate

The turn of the century at Collinwood, a house filled with madness, deceit, desires for revenge. For Quentin Collins, this night offers a chance to free Barnabas from the evil grasp of the infamous Count Petofi. But for Beth, whose existence means Quentin's safety, the night promises death. For Charity Trask, mad and jealous, has tricked Beth into drinking a glass of brandy that contained poison.

Magda goes into the drawing room and finds Beth lying on the floor unconscious with a glass lying beside her. She sniffs the glass.

Quentin and Petofi continue to wait each other out. Quentin tells Petofi, "There's only one minute left". Petofi recalls the horror of having his hand cut off by the gypsies, the pain and horror of seeing Miklos Romano standing over him holding his severed hand. He breaks down and tells Quentin, "I'll release Barnabas!"

Beth regains consciousness and awakens in her own bed. She finds Magda there. Magda tells her she cured her with gypsy herbs.

Quentin opens Barnabas' coffin and takes the cross away. As they are leaving, Petofi tells Barnabas, "We'll meet again!", and vows to learn the secret of Time Travel.

Charles Delaware comes to the Mill building and asks Petofi, "What do you know about that woman?" Petofi replies, "I know little, save for the fact that she's from New York and is traveling with a man named Tim Shaw, a man who possessed my hand for awhile and made a lot of money using it".

Magda leaves Beth's room and is immediately grabbed by Istvan.

Quentin and Barnabas are walking through the woods. Barnabas tells Quentin, "I'd like to go to Collinwood to see how Jamison's doing. You'll have to smuggle me in, as I can no longer dematerialize or materialize with the mark of Petofi on my hand".

Quentin smuggles Barnabas into Collinwood and hides him in Beth's room temporarily. He takes the letter back from her, then leaves to get Magda. Beth apologizes to Barnabas for leaving him when he summoned her to help him. Barnabas replies that he understands that it wasn't her fault, that Petofi forced her.

Quentin goes through the house looking for Magda, but cannot find her.

In the woods, Istvan is tying Magda's hands. Magda tries to convince him to let her go, asking, "How can you do the bidding of those who cut out your tongue? Let me go and we can both escape from the Romano's". Istvan hears the sound of leaves crunching and quickly gags Magda. Someone comes up to them. We see only the feet (it's a man) and the lantern he's holding. Magda looks at him.

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Episode 826
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #9)

Tape Date: August 15, 1969
Air Date: August 25, 1969 Monday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 604
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Paul Michael as King Johnny Romano
Thayer David as Sandor Rakosi
Henry Baker as Istvan

The walls of Collinwood are thick and high, but they have not kept Magda Rakosi safe from gypsy vengeance. Now Magda is a prisoner, hoping desperately for freedom. Before the night is out, she will learn that freedom can be far more terrifying than her chains.

It is King Johnny Romano. He tells Magda "You were foolish to think you could escape from me." They take her to Eagle Hill cemetery. She asks "Why are you taking me here?". He tells her "This is where it all started, where you and Sandor found Barnabas, and this is where it'll end for you." Magda asks "How you could know about Barnabas?" King Johnny merely replies "There are many things I know." Magda then realizes that he must have gotten the information from Sandor, perhaps with torture. King Johnny admits that this is true, that it's too bad he had to kill Sandor, that he was a nice guy. Magda asks "What are you going to do?" King Johnny replies "I'm going to hold your trial... here."

They go into the secret room. King Johnny tells Magda 'This is where they're going to hold your trial." Magda asks "Where's the jury?" King Johnny mentions the names of some famous gypsies and tells Magda "They're going to be the jury. But they're all dead", Magda protests. No problem, he replies, and summons up their spirits. King Johnny presents the case against her, that she stole the hand, that she tried to pull the 'bajoor' on him, that she murdered Julianka. Magda tries to defend herself, but cannot because of the spell put on her by Petofi. King Johnny proclaims the trial over and asks the jury for a decision. Magda protests, "Wait ! Don't I get to call witnesses ? ". King Johnny tells her he'll let her call one, and asks who she'd like. She replies, "Barnabas". He tells her she can't have him as a witness because he's not a gypsy. Magda protests that, that the only gypsies she could have called as witnesses are all dead. He asks her who she would have called if they were alive. 'Sandor', she answers. 'No problem', answers King Johnny, and summons his spirit. But alas, Magda has made a bad choice. Sandor, who was away when all the charges occurred, isn't much help. The jury finds Magda guilty and Istvan, as foreman, gives her the 'thumbs down'. King Johnny tells Magda she has been sentenced to death. Magda asks how he plans to execute her. He tells her they'll play a 'game of hunt the weasel', with her as the weasel. He tells her he'll give her a head start, and if she can escape, she'll be free, but if she does not, she'll die. He tells her to run. She does. After awhile, King Johnny, Istvan and the jury all leave to give chase.

In the cemetery, Magda is tracked down by one of the spirits named 'Sergio'. She manages to cast a spell sending him back to his grave and continues running.

She is cornered by the remaining spirits and manages to get rid of them too. She continues running.

She runs into the ghost of Sandor, who tells her he's come to help her. She asks how. He tells her the only way he can is by taking her back with him to the land of the dead. She tells him she doesn't want to go there and sends him away too. King Johnny an Istvan appear and King Johnny congratulates her on having gotten rid of all the spirits, but tells her she can't get rid of him, and pulls a knife on her. She looks behind, looking for a way to run, but sees only the cliff behind her and the long drop down...

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Episode 827
1897
(COL 16/DISK 1 #10)

Tape Date: August 18, 1969
Air Date: August 26, 1969 Tuesday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 605
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
Thayer David as Sandor Rakosi
Paul Michael as Johnny Romano
Henry Baker as Istvan

Collinwood is a place where many are struggling to save themselves from destruction. And on Widows' Hill, near the great estate, a frightened gypsy fights the ghost of Sandor, sent to destroy her.

King Johnny Romano tells Magda, "You have only two choices. The knife or the cliff". But Barnabas shows up and orders King Johnny to let Magda go. King Johnny, who's heard of Barnabas the vampire but has never seen him, orders Istvan to kill him. Istvan walks up to Barnabas and prepares to strangle him, but Barnabas puts Istvan into a trance and orders him, "Walk off the cliff". King Johnny is amazed to see Istvan obediently walks towards the edge of the cliff and tries to stop him, but is unable to do so and Istvan walks off to his death. Barnabas tells King Johnny, "If you don't let Magda go, I'll do the same to you". King Johnny exclaims, "I know who you are now!", and pulls out a cross to protect himself. Barnabas tells King Johnny, "I know who has the hand and where it is. I'll tell you if you release Magda". King Johnny accepts the deal.

They go back to the old house. King Johnny asks, "Who has the hand?" Barnabas tells him, "There'll be one more condition. You are to use the hand to cure Quentin Collins when you get it back". King Johnny is reluctant, saying he can't use the hand to cure a non-gypsy, but agrees when Barnabas reminds him that Quentin married a gypsy and has a gypsy daughter, that the curse will affect all her male descendents, and by curing Quentin, he will indirectly cure Quentin's gypsy descendants. Barnabas tells King Johnny, "Count Petofi has the hand", and tells him where he can find Petofi. King Johnny says, "I have to make some important preparations" and leaves.

King Johnny returns wearing a purple cape. He draws a sword and Magda gasps, "The golden scimitar of the Romano's!" King Johnny replies, "Yes, the very sword that cut off Count Petofi's hand a hundred years ago!"

King Johnny goes to the old mill building, but finds no one there. Seeing a book lying on the table, he picks it up and looks through it. It is the Collins Family history. Suddenly, Count Petofi grabs King Johnny from behind and tries to strangle him with the hand, but King Johnny struggles free easily and identifies himself, "I am King Johnny Romano! My grandfather came to me in a dream after he died and made me keeper of the hand. I am therefore the one person on earth over whom the hand has power!" Petofi sneeringly remarks, "You're no real king! No real king would be wearing such a tawdry cape and fake jewelry as you are! Only I, Count Petofi, know the real power of this hand. Neither you nor any other gypsy knows its full power. I will use it to make you rich, if you will let me go". King Johnny refuses the deal and tells Petofi, "I will cut off your hand like a hundred years ago, and this time, I'll kill you as well!"

At the old house, Magda and Barnabas wait nervously, wondering what's taking King Johnny so long. Magda fearfully remarks, "Perhaps Petofi wasn't there. Perhaps he was smart enough to have left already". Barnabas replies, "No, if that were the case, King Johnny would have returned already. He must have found Petofi. Get Quentin and prepare for King Johnny's return". At the mill building, Petofi is tied to a chair. King Johnny raises the sword over his head, aims it at Petofi's right wrist, and prepares to strike...

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Episode 828
1897
(COL 16/DISK 2 #1)

Tape Date: August 19, 1969
Air Date: August 27, 1969 Wednesday
Writer: Violet Welles
Director: Lela Swift
Worldvision Rerun: 606
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Thayer David as Count Petofi
Lara Parker as Angelique Collins
Michael Stroka as Aristede
Paul Michael as Johnny Romano
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

For 100 years Count Petofi has wandered the world, seeking the hand the gypsies took from him. But now the triumph he felt in finding it has turned to terror. For the gypsy king has tracked him down. And with all his dealing in the dark spirits and all his powers, Petofi knows he is facing the one man in the world over whom he is powerless.

Suddenly, King Johnny gasps and drops the sword. He collapses onto the floor, a dagger sticking out of his back. Standing in the doorway is Aristede, who has thrown the knife. With his dying breath, King Johnny tells Petofi, "You are not safe! In nine days, my spirit will arise and give the power to another gypsy!" He then curses Aristede, then dies.

Quentin questions Jamison/David about how he could have known about him in the future and learns that it was his ghost that David saw. Angelique shows up. David sees her and calls her "Cassandra". Quentin realizes that she too must have been in the future. She admits this. She offers to try to cure Jamison and Edward with her powers if he'll agree to marry her. After thinking it over for a while, he agrees.

Petofi and Aristede take King Johnny's body into the woods and bury it. Petofi senses that someone is trying to remove his spell on Jamison. He tells Aristede, "Go back to the mill building and destroy the golden scimitar while I go to Collinwood and take care of the matter".

Petofi arrives at Collinwood. Angelique is upstairs saying some incantations over Jamison. She feels Petofi's presence and rushes downstairs. He orders her to stop what she's doing. She refuses.

At the mill building, Aristede is frantically searching for something. He hears a door open and Petofi's voice boom, "Get me the ______ Candlestick and the scroll of ______" When Petofi gets down the stairs, Aristede tells him, "I can't find the scimitar. When I got back, it was gone". Petofi tells him to get the requested items. While Aristede is gone from the room, Petofi wonders what could have happened to the golden scimitar.

Angelique continues with her incantations over Jamison. It appears to be working, but suddenly there's a flash of lightning outside and Jamison screams and loses consciousness.

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Episode 829
1897
(COL 16/DISK 2 #2)

Tape Date: August 20, 1969
Air Date: August 28, 1969 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 607
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Louis Edmonds as Edward Collins
Lara Parker as Angelique Collins
David Henesy as Jamison Collins

In the great house at Collinwood, Young Jamison Collins remains in a possessed state. Over the past few hours he had been the object of a conflict between two people with supernatural powers. One of these is bent upon restoring Jamison's true identity, while the other is willing to let the boy die.

Angelique vows, "Petofi! I won't let you have the boy!" She goes to the fireplace and starts to pray to the prince of Darkness, saying, "If you will remove Petofi's spell, soon, Quentin will be yours".

Edward is still in the tower room. Charity is wandering around the house, singing the Pansy song. Edward hears her and calls to her. Charity tries to open the tower room door but finds it locked. Edward tells her, "I'm being held prisoner in here!". Charity promises, "I'll get the key and let you out".

Angelique succeeds. Jamison awakens knowing he's Jamison again. Angelique asks, "What's the last thing you remember?" Jamison replies, "Saying goodbye to Mr. Fenn-Gibbon".

Edward bangs on the tower room door, demanding to be let out. He too, has returned to normal and no longer thinks he's a manservant. Charity returns with the key and lets him out. Edward asks what's wrong with her.

Quentin goes to the room where Angelique and Jamison are. Angelique tells Quentin, "Jamison is all right now", but suddenly Jamison exclaims to Quentin, "Why are you trying to kill David Collins?" Quentin asks, "Why would you ask such a strange question", but Jamison returns to normal again and says, "I don't know". Quentin asks, "Do you know who David Collins is?" Jamison replies, "Someone you're trying to kill". Edward comes barging into the room and angrily demands to know, "Who locked me in the tower room??" Quentin replies, "I did" Edward asks, "Why?" Quentin replies, "For the past month, both you and Jamison were been under the spell of Count Petofi". Edward remarks, "That's preposterous!". Quentin asks Edward, "What date is it?" Edward replies, "July 23rd, of course". Quentin tells him, "It's August the 28th today", and shows him a newspaper to prove it. Edward tells Quentin, "I'd like to speak to you later, but right now, I'd like to speak to Jamison alone". Quentin and Angelique leave.

Edward promises Jamison that from now on, everything will be all right.

Angelique and Quentin go to the drawing room and close the doors. Angelique tells Quentin, "Now that I have fulfilled my part of the bargain, you must fulfill yours and marry me". Quentin reluctant agrees to do so. Unknown to them, Charity is outside in the foyer eavesdropping through the door...

Edward comes to the drawing room and asks to speak to Quentin alone. Angelique leaves. Edward asks Quentin, "Who's this Count Petofi?" Quentin replies, "It's the true identity of your old houseguest Victor Fenn-Gibbon". Edward asks, "Has Barnabas been caught during the month I was away?" Quentin replies, "No". Edward says, "We must immediately resume the hunt for him!" Quentin replies, "There are more important things to take care of first. There's Count Petofi, and then there's Gregory Trask He's has taken control of he house", but Edward, seemingly obsessed with Barnabas, vehemently disagrees and storms out of the room vowing to hunt down and destroy Barnabas.

Charity comes into the drawing room and asks, "Are you really going to marry Miss Moon Eyes?" Quentin replies, "Yes I am". Full of jealousy, Charity takes a letter opener and tries to stab Quentin. They struggle. Edward comes back into the room and helps Quentin disarm Charity. Edward asks, "What's wrong with her?" Quentin replies, "She's been like this the past couple of weeks" and leaves. Charity goes into a Pansy Faye type psychic trance. She tells Edward, "I'm seeing the near future. The date is September 10..." She narrates the vision the vision she sees....

In the vision, Angelique comes to Collinwood looking for Quentin. She hears his music playing from inside the drawing room and goes in, but he's not there. She finds instead a portrait of him on an easel. The painting is bleeding from the chest, and the blood runs onto the floor. She sees that the blood on the floor goes off in a trail, and follows it. It leads up to the tower room, where she finds Quentin lying on the floor dead with a terrible wound to his chest...

Charity comes out of the trance and screams, "It's Quentin's death that I see!!!"

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Episode 830
1897
(COL 16/DISK 2 #3)

Tape Date: August 21, 1969
Air Date: August 29, 1969 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Worldvision Rerun: 608
Grayson Hall as Magda Rakosi
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Charity Trask
Jerry Lacy as Gregory Trask
Deborah Loomis as Tessie Kincaid

Daylight has faded into night, and somewhere on the vast Collins estate a young woman, herself the possessed victim of the infamous Count Petofi, wanders alone in a state of shock for she has had a frightening vision in which she witnessed the imminent death of Quentin Collins.

Distraught about what she's just seen, Charity walks through the woods, crying. She runs into Magda. Magda asks, "What's wrong?" Charity replies, "I have foreseen that Quentin will die on September 10!"

Gregory Trask returns to Collinwood from the sanitarium. Quentin gleefully tells him, "Jamison and Edward have both recovered". Magda brings Charity back to Collinwood. Charity sees Quentin and grabs and hugs him. Trask scolds her for this, and she runs off, upset. Quentin tells Trask, "You daughter ought to be in an asylum" and leaves too. Magda tells Trask about finding Charity in the woods, then goes to look after Charity in her room.

Trask confronts Quentin and accuses him of leading Charity on. Quentin denies it.

Magda comes down and tells Trask that Charity wants to see him. Trask goes upstairs. Quentin tells Magda, "There's a full moon tonight. I don't think I could stand it happening again". Trask comes back down; Magda and Quentin leave.

Trask is alone in the drawing room. The windows suddenly blow open, and the doors slam shut. A voice starts talking to Trask. At first, he thinks it's Minerva and begs her to stop haunting him, but then realizes that it isn't the spirit of Minerva talking. The spirit, apparently that of one of Quentin's victims, tells Trask, "The killer, the beast that walks like a man, is in this house!" Trask asks, "Who is it?", but the spirit leaves without telling him.

Quentin goes to his room and sees the spirit of one of his victims, Tessie, there. It disappears. Distraught, Quentin sits down at his desk and writes a suicide note. Magda comes in and asks, "What are you doing?" He tells her he's planning to commit suicide. She begs him not to, telling him, "After tonight, we'll have another whole month to try to find a cure".

In Quentin's room, Magda chains Quentin up. Quentin tells Magda to get a gun loaded with silver bullets from his desk drawer and asks her to promise to shoot him should he break free from the chains during the night. Magda reluctantly promises to do so. Trask comes bursting into the room, exclaiming, "I've got to speak to Quentin!" He sees Quentin sitting there in chains, and Magda holding the gun. He takes the gun from Magda, sees that it's loaded with silver bullets and says to Quentin, "I won't ask why Magda is holding a gun loaded with silver bullets, or even why you're manacled. I'll just wait until the moon rises and see what happens..."
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