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Episode 1201
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 2 #6)

Tape Date: January 21, 1971
Air Date: February 1, 1971 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins

The Great House at Collinwood in the intriguing world of Parallel Time, a world in which the Collins family is surrounded by mystery. For many years there has been talk among the townspeople of a strange room in the Great House, a room which is always kept locked for reasons known to no one outside the family. According to the legend, six people have slept in the room and each of them has either died or gone stark raving mad. On this night the master of the house has died, and Morgan Collins, the oldest son, has made preparations for a strange ritual which takes place once during each generation. A ritual which decides who will be the latest to enter the room.

Gabriel rushes into the study and tells Quentin that Morgan has decided to have the lottery tonight. Quentin replies that tonight's as good a night as any, that there's no use in delaying the inevitable. He tells Gabriel, "And there's one thing you haven't considered. Maybe whoever it is will survive sane this time." Gabriel pooh-poohs this, saying that the fact that all six who have spent a night in the room have come out dead or crazy make that highly unlikely. He tells Quentin that he has the feeling that it'll be him, and asks Quentin to kill him if he comes out like Justin, saying he'd rather be dead than live like that.

Catharine comes to Collinwood. Morgan asks why she's there. She tells him she heard about his father and came to offer her condolences. He tells her that he has a duty he must do and asks her to promise him that if something happens to him tomorrow, if he should become changed, not to marry him. She demands to know what he's talking about. At first he is reluctant to tell her, but she presses him and he finally tells her about the locked room and the lottery. Catharine gasps, "The rumors in the village are true!" He replies that they are. She asks what's in the room. He tells her nobody knows. She asks, "What about the people who have spent the night in the room. Don't they know?" Morgan replies that they've all ended up dead or crazy. Catharine asks, "So Justin's condition, it was a result of the room and not an accident?" Morgan replies, "Yes." Catharine demands to be allowed to stay for the lottery. Quentin and Gabriel come in for the lottery. Gabriel asks for another drink. Quentin opens the liquor cabinet for him. Morgan picks up a large blue vase and tells them that the slips are in there and holds it out for them to select. When no one does anything, Morgan says, "Perhaps we'll have to decide on an order." Gabriel suggests age order. Quentin remarks to him, "So you'd be last, eh?" They are startled by a woman's voice say, "Stop! No one's going to pick in any order yet!" They turn to see who it is. It is Flora, who's just walked into the room. She tells them they're not going to have the lottery until they prepare two more slips, one for her and one for Julia. She tells them she's decided that they should exempt Melanie because she already went into the room once to get Justin when he went in there. Morgan argues that he's the eldest son and has already decided that only men will participate in the lottery. They argue. Suddenly, Catharine grabs the slips, throws them into the fire and exclaims, "This is ridiculous, this is nothing but superstition!" They assure her emphatically that it is not. She asks Morgan to do one thing for her, to delay the lottery for one night so they can marry tonight, that she wants to stand by him as his wife when he goes through with the lottery. He agrees. Catharine tells him she'll have to go get her sister Daphne to attend the wedding.

Gabriel goes into the study, where Quentin is, and, overjoyed that the lottery has been delayed, exclaims, "Hurrah for Catharine!" Quentin remarks that if awards were given for cowardice, he'd be rich...

Flora walks Catharine outside. They run into Bramwell. He tells Flora he's heard about Justin and came to offer his condolences. Flora tells Catharine, "You'd better hurry up and go get Daphne. The minister will be coming soon." Catharine gets a funny look in her face and tells Flora, "I'd better tell him..." Flora leaves. Catharine tells Bramwell about her wedding being moved up. Bramwell kidnaps her and takes her to the old house. He tells her, "I'll never let you go! I'll never let you marry Morgan!"


Episode 1202
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 2 #7)

Tape Date: January 22, 1971
Air Date: February 2, 1971 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge
John Karlen as Kendrick Young
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins

At the great house of Collinwood in the strange and disturbing world of parallel time, there is a strange legend of a locked room somewhere in the house, and a curse that has haunted the Collins family for 160 years. Once during each generation a member of the family is chosen by lottery to spend a night in that room. Of those that have stayed in there three have died as a result, and the other three emerged mad. With the death of Justin Collins, master of the house, it is time to hold the lottery again. But before this is done a wedding, which has been decided upon by Catherine Harridge and Morgan Collins - on hearing this news Bramwell Collins, the man Catherine's loved from childhood, became engraved and forced her to return to the Old House with him.

Quentin is talking with Melanie. Morgan comes into the room and tells Quentin that Catharine has been away too long, that he's afraid that something's happened to her and is going to go out to look for her.

A mysterious man (we only see his feet), lurks outside Collinwood. It looks like he's about to sneak in, but quickly hides behind some bushes when he hears the door start to open. Morgan comes out and leaves. The man sneaks into Collinwood. In is Kendrick Young, Stella's brother.

At the old house, Bramwell reminisces about old times to Catharine. She admits that she still loves him.

Melanie catches Kendrick looking through the drawers of a desk in the parallel time room. She demands to know who he is. He explains that he is Stella's brother Kendrick and that he's looking for something that will tell him what happened to his sister. Melanie tells him Stella left Collinwood about two weeks ago. He tells her he doesn't believe this, that his sister isn't the kind of person who would leave without leaving a forwarding address. She tells him she'll help him find out the truth.

It is 1:20. Morgan returns and tells Quentin, "I was right! Something did happen to Catharine! I went to her house and found that she never got there, and her carriage is still by the gate!" Quentin remarks, "Then she must still be on the estate somewhere. Of course! Bramwell! Mother mentioned that she and Catharine ran into Bramwell as they were outside and he learned about the wedding being moved up!" Morgan goes into the room under the stairs. He returns with a gun and exclaims, "Bramwell's as good as dead!" Quentin convinces that it would not be a good idea for him to go in his emotional state. He tells him he'll go instead. Morgan gives the gun to him.

At the old house, Catharine tells Bramwell that although she still loves him, she loves Morgan too and is still planning to marry him.

Quentin goes to the old house. Barnabas asks him what he wants. Quentin tells him he suspects he's kidnapped Catharine and has come to get her. Barnabas tries to stop him from going upstairs, but Quentin pulls the gun out and Barnabas lets him pass. Quentin finds Catharine and takes her back to Collinwood.

At Collinwood, Morgan tells Catharine, "Bramwell will pay for this!", but Catharine makes him promise not to take any reprisals against Bramwell. There's a bad storm outside. Morgan tells Catharine that in view of the weather conditions, it would be better for her to spend the night at Collinwood. She agrees.

It is late at night. Quentin runs into Melanie in the foyer. He remarks, "Shouldn't you be in bed at this hour?" She replies, "I've got to put out all the candles in the house first. It's such a big house! There are so many rooms!" Puzzled by her behavior, he asks if she's all right. She assures him that she is.

Catharine is lying asleep in a guest room. The door opens, and a woman comes in. It's Melanie. She has a strange, maniacal look on her face and a knife in her right hand. She goes to the bed where Catharine is sleeping, raises the knife and prepares to strike...


Episode 1203
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 2 #8)

Tape Date: January 26, 1971
Air Date: February 3, 1971 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge
Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins

The great house at Collinwood in the strange and disturbing world of parallel time - a time in which the Collins family lives in a state of terrible fear, haunted by an incident from the distant past. Among the townspeople of Collinsport, there were stories and rumors of a frightening secret at Collinwood, a secret concerning a locked room. On this night, Catherine Harridge, betrothed to Morgan Collins, will learn part of that secret - and it may cost her her life.


Episode 1204
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 2 #9)

Tape Date: January 27, 1971
Air Date: February 4, 1971 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Gaye Edmond as Stella

A stormy, troubled night at Collinwood in parallel time, for this day has exposed another secret of the great house. Catherine has learned that Melanie, ten years before, entered the locked room in the west wing to save her father and ever since she has been given to sudden unpredictable seizures of madness - seizures of which Melanie is quite unaware. But there are other secrets - one of them unknown except to two women as a sane Melanie soon discovers.

Melanie finds Stella Young tied up and gagged. Flora explains that Justin tried to kill Stella, so they had to lock her up to keep her from telling the police. Quentin and Morgan decide that the lottery must be held soon. Melanie promises Stella that she will be released if she promises not to cause any trouble. Justin's funeral is held. Stella is found dead; Flora and Julia believe that Melanie killed her. Melanie tries to get in the cursed locked room then collapses.

Stella, who really hasn't left Collinwood but is being held prisoner in the Tower Room, is killed by Melanie in her crazed state.


Episode 1205
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 2 #10)

Tape Date: January 28, 1971
Air Date: February 5, 1971 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
John Karlen as Kendrick Young
Emory Bass as the Minister

Collinwood in parallel time, and the family awaits the drawing of lots to learn which of this generation must spend the night in the locked room - the room in which the members of the family before were found dead or insane. This night, the secretary, Stella, is discovered stabbed to death in the west tower by Flora and Julia, who are responsible for placing her there. They fear that Melanie murdered her in another seizure of the madness that overtakes her, but they find Melanie's room empty - for she has gone to the room of the lottery, the room of the Collins's curse.

Julia goes into the drawing room and asks Morgan if he happens to know where Melanie is. He tells her he doesn't know. He asks her what's wrong. She lies that nothing is, but Morgan realizes that something must be and presses her on it. She finally tells him about Stella, about how she was threatened by Justin, how she and Flora has saved her from him, how she and Flora kept her prisoner in the tower room because she knew too much. Morgan, shocked, exclaims, "What!? We've got to let her out NOW!" Julia replies that they can't, that Stella is dead, that they found her strangled and think Melanie did it in one of her crazed spells. Morgan remarks that he thinks it's time for them to put Melanie in an insane asylum. Julia asks him to help by getting rid of the body while she and Flora look for Melanie.

Bramwell goes to the cottage. Catharine tells him to leave, saying, "I don't want to see you again." Bramwell reminds her about what happened last night and tells her she does love him and wants to see him. Catharine is overcome by her feelings for him and they kiss. They start to go to the bedroom together, but just as they are about to enter, Catharine pulls away and tells him they can't do this and asks him to leave. Bramwell leaves, saying, "You want me more than anything! I'll be back. I'll be back because you want me back!"

Melanie awakens outside the door to "the room". She exclaims, "What am I doing here? How did I get here?" and runs off.

Morgan and Julia both return to the drawing room. Julia tells Morgan that they haven't found Melanie. Morgan tells her that he's taken care of Stella's body, remarking "She's one of us now. She'll be among the Collins forever now." Suddenly, Julia exclaims "Melanie!" Morgan turns to look and sees that Melanie has come into the room. Morgan angrily scolds Melanie for what she did to Stella. Melanie, puzzled, replies that she doesn't know what he's talking about, that she wasn't aware anything had happened to Stella, that the last thing she remembers was talking to her in the tower room. Julia asks to speak to Melanie alone. Morgan leaves. Julia tells Melanie about what happened to Stella, saying they suspect her of doing it. Melanie replies that she's had a memory lapse and can't remember what she did. Julia asks her how she got out of her room, saying they had locked her in there, that it was still locked when they found her gone. She replies that she can't remember.

Catharine comes to Collinwood to see Morgan. Frightened by her reawakened feelings toward Bramwell, she asks him to marry her tonight.

Melanie meets Kendrick Young in the gazebo. She lies to him she has investigated and found that Stella had indeed left Collinwood two weeks ago.

Melanie returns to Collinwood and is surprised to find Bramwell in the drawing room. Seeing that she is very distraught, he asks her what's wrong. She starts to tell him, but is interrupted by Morgan's entrance into the room. Morgan asks Bramwell what he's doing here. Bramwell explains that he came to tell Flora that his mother has arrived from Boston and is staying at the old house. Morgan remarks that he's heard that he, Bramwell, has a ship arriving from the Orient tomorrow, that when it arrives, he'll be a wealthy man. He wishes him luck. Bramwell is surprised. Morgan cryptically remarks, "Things will be very different for you tomorrow..." and leaves.

The grandfather clock shows 9:10. Julia and Catharine are in the foyer. Julia asks Catharine if she's sure this is such a good idea. Catharine replies that she is. They open the doors to the drawing room. Inside are Morgan and a minister. They go in and close the doors.

The marriage begins. But when they get into the part where the minister asks, "Is there anyone who will give any reason why these two should not be bound in holy matrimony", the doors suddenly open. It is Bramwell.


Episode 1206
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #1)

Tape Date: January 29, 1971
Air Date: February 8, 1971 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge
Mary Cooper as Josette Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Emory Bass as a Minister

A night of torment in the great estate of Collinwood in parallel time, for Catherine Harridge this is a night of decision; frightened by the intensity of her old feeling for the ardent Bramwell, aware of her obligations to her fiancé, Morgan Collins, Catherine decides a solution to her life is an immediate marriage ceremony. And so she takes a step which may mean tragedy to all three people.

Bramwell walks up to Catharine and announces, "Yes. I have a reason. Catharine loves me, not Morgan!" He grabs her and kisses her. Morgan, infuriated, pulls Bramwell away and they fight. Bramwell knocks Morgan out. Catharine, in tears, goes to Morgan. Bramwell starts to say, "Catharine..." but Catharine screams, "Get out of here! I never want to hear you say my name again!" He leaves.

Melanie goes to the old house. She meets Bramwell's mother Josette there (played by a Mary Cooper, not Kathryn Leigh Scott.) She tells Josette that she's been having memory lapses and fears that she may be going crazy. She tells her that she fears that it might be hereditary and needs to know about her real parents. She asks, "You were living here when I was adopted, weren't you? Do you know anything about my real parents?" Josette replies that she was living here at that time, but knows nothing about the identity of her real parents. Bramwell returns. Seeing Melanie there, he remarks, "Good. We can finish our conversation here. I feared we might never have the opportunity to do so. From this day on, I will never be allowed to set foot in Collinwood again..."

Morgan regains consciousness in his bedroom. Julia is in there with him. He angrily vows to get Bramwell and gets up. Julia tries to stop him but is unsuccessful. When he gets to the door, however, he is intercepted by Catharine, who stops him from going.

At the old house, Bramwell remarks, "I should've married Catharine seven years ago. Instead, I stupidly thought it was necessary for me to obtain money and a position in the world first. Oh, what a fool I was to think I could leave for seven years and expect to come back and expect everything to be the same! I should've killed Morgan! That's the only way this will end!" Melanie and Josette are shocked.

At Collinwood, the doctor, having examined Morgan, leaves. Catharine tells him, "The doctor says you're all right. We can get married tonight!" Julia, who's in the room, leaves. Catharine tells Morgan, "After we're married, Bramwell won't be able to make us unhappy anymore!" Morgan angrily replies, "No he won't!" After Catharine leaves the room, Morgan gets up and leaves the room, an angry look on his face.

At the old house, Josette forbids Bramwell from any more talk of killing, saying there's already been enough sorrow at Collinwood.

Catharine goes to Morgan's room and find him gone. She calls out for Julia. Julia comes and Catharine tells her Morgan's gone, that he must have gone to the old house. Julia starts to say, "That's impossible, we were in the drawing room, we would've seen him leaving the house.." but then realizes, "He must've gone out through the back door!"

At the old house, Melanie having left, Josette tells Bramwell, "You must try to forget Catharine!" Unable to convince him to do this, she goes upstairs. Morgan comes in, slaps Bramwell on the face with a glove and challenges him to a duel. Bramwell accepts. They decide to have it in the gazebo. They decide to keep it secret and have no seconds, that that way, no one will be able to stop them. Morgan tells him the choice of weapon is his. Bramwell chooses pistols. Suddenly, they hear Catharine's scream "NO!" Morgan turns and sees that Catharine and Julia have come into the room and heard them talking about the duel. Morgan orders Catharine to leave with him. Before going, she screams at Bramwell, "You! You caused all this!" As Morgan, Catharine and Julia are leaving, Julia sees Josette coming down the stairs. She goes to her, tells her about the duel and begs her to try to talk Bramwell out of it.

At Collinwood, Catharine begs Morgan to marry her tonight, leave Collinsport with her and forget about the duel. Morgan refuses.

Julia sees Catharine in the foyer going toward the front doors and asks her where she is going. Catharine tells her that she has been unable to talk Morgan out of the duel, she's going to try to talk Bramwell out of it.

Catharine goes to the old house and begs Bramwell to stop the duel. He refuses. She threatens to commit suicide if he kills Morgan, saying, "If you kill him, I be dead before he's buried. I'll kill myself!"

Bramwell and Morgan meet in the gazebo. Morgan opens a box containing two dueling pistols and tells Bramwell he gets first choice. Bramwell takes one of the pistols. Morgan takes the other. Bramwell remarks, "I believe ten paces is traditional." Morgan replies that it is. They take up the initial position, standing back to back. They start to count and walk away from each other, one... two.... three.....four... five... six.. seven... eight... nine...


February 9, 1971 Tuesday
Pre-empted for Apollo 14 Splashdown


Episode 1207/1208
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #2)

Tape Date: February 1, 1971
Air Date: February 10, 1971 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge
John Karlen as Kendrick Young
Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge
James Storm as Gerard Stiles
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins

Bramwell recalls Catharine's promise, "If you kill Morgan, I will kill myself!" The count reaches ten. Morgan turns and aims his pistol at Bramwell, but Bramwell just stands there. Morgan shoots Bramwell.

Daphne rushes to Collinwood and meets Catharine in the drawing room. She tells her she got her note telling her about the duel and rushed here as fast as possible. Daphne exclaims, "Somebody's got to stop them! Where is the duel being held?" Catharine replies that they can't stop it because no one knows where it is begin held. Daphne looks out the window and notices that the sun has come up and remarks, "It's over now. One of them has won..." Daphne remarks that she always felt sorry for Bramwell, that the Collins family treated him horribly. She remarks that the real cause of all of this is the fact that Bramwell loves her, Catharine, and she, Catharine really still loves him but won't admit it. Catharine angrily denies that she still loves Bramwell. They get into an argument. They hear the front door open and both rush out into the foyer to see who it is, to see who's won. It is Morgan. Catharine runs up to him and embraces him. Morgan remarks, "You thought it would be Bramwell, didn't you?" Daphne asks, "Is Bramwell dead?" Morgan replies, "No, I only wounded him." Daphne asks what happened. Morgan explains, "You know, I thought it would be Bramwell who'd win too. He was always much better with a pistol than me. But a very strange thing happened. When we turned to shoot, he just stood there..." Daphne asks where Bramwell is. Morgan answers, "I had two servants take him to the old house." Daphne exclaims, "You shouldn't have moved him! You might have caused more injury that way!" Morgan angrily replies, "I don't care whether Bramwell lives or dies!" Daphne shouts, "I DO care! I'm going to go take care of him!" and leaves.

At the old house, Bramwell regains consciousness and finds Daphne sitting by the bed. He asks, "What are you doing here?" She replies, "Taking care of you. I dressed your wound." He remarks, surprised, "You?" She replies, "Yes. You forget. My father was a doctor and I often helped him." Bramwell asks how it looks. Daphne replies that she's dispatched a servant to get Dr. Fletcher, and he'll have to wait for him to examine him to get an answer to that questions. Bramwell remarks, "I suppose Morgan is boasting about his great victory." Daphne replies, "No. He explained what happened, that for some reason, you just stood there without shooting." Bramwell angrily says, "Are you suggesting I let him win? If you are, that's not true!" Daphne replies, "You believe what you want to believe, and I'll believe what I want to believe." Bramwell tells Daphne that it's all over between him and Catharine now.

Kendrick Young is sitting at a table at the Blue Whale. Gerard Stiles walks in, sits down at Kendrick's table and introduces himself, "I'm Gerard Stiles." He asks, "I'm curious. How did you find out about me. You're not a resident of Collinsport." Kendrick replies, "I made some inquiries and learned about your psychic powers." Kendrick tells Gerard about his sister Stella's disappearance, about how he doesn't believe what he was told at Collinwood about her sudden leaving. He asks Gerard if he will use his powers to help him find her. Gerard replies, "Certainly. If the price is right..."

Daphne is in the drawing room of Collinwood. Catharine and Morgan come in through the front doors and into the drawing room. They are laughing and smiling. Catharine angrily asks, "How can you too be so happy with Bramwell lying wounded?" Morgan remarks, "You know, today I think even I could summon up some sympathy for Bramwell!" Daphne asks what he means. Catharine announces, "We just got married!" Morgan leaves, saying he's going to get some champagne to celebrate. Daphne asks Catharine how they could be so callous to get married while Bramwell was wounded. Catharine angrily replies, "It's the perfect time. What did you want us to do? Wait for him to recover so he could stop us again?" They get into an argument about this. They stop when Morgan comes back with the champagne. As he is pouring it, he is interrupted by a knock at the door and goes to answer it. It is Kendrick Young and Gerard Stiles. They come in and introduce themselves. Kendrick announces that he has come to look for his sister. Morgan thinks for a second then realizes from Kendrick's surname that he must be Stella's brother. He angrily tells him, "You've been told that your sister left here two weeks ago. Now when will you stop bothering us?" Kendrick angrily replies, "When I find her!" It looks like they are about to argue, but Gerard takes Kendrick by the arm and says, "He's right. We have no right to be here. We don't have a warrant." and takes him out of the house.

Outside, Gerard tells Kendrick that he took him out of Collinwood because he could sense that his sister wasn't in there, that she was there recently but was no longer there. He suggests that they search the rest of the grounds.

Daphne goes to the old house and tells Bramwell about Morgan and Catharine's marriage.

As Gerard and Kendrick search, Gerard abruptly stops Kendrick and tells him to look for a tool shed.

At Collinwood, Catharine tells Morgan that she's noticed he's been upset ever since those two men came and asks him what's wrong. He lies that they were some drinking companions of Gabriel's, and Gabriel has some very unsavory drinking companions.

Gerard and Kendrick, each holding a shovel borrowed from a tool shed somewhere, stand at a spot in the woods. Kendrick asks what they're doing. Gerard replies that he senses that there is a grave here. Kendrick moans, "Oh no!" They start digging.


Episode 1209
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #3)

Tape Date: February 2, 1971
Air Date: February 11, 1971 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
James Storm as Gerard Stiles
John Karlen as Kendrick Young

Gerard and Kendrick dig up the body. It is Stella. Kendrick, grief- stricken, moans, "NO!!" Gerard tells him, "I'm sorry, Kendrick..." Kendrick asks, "Who could've done this?"

"I killed her!", cries a distraught Melanie to Flora in the drawing room of Collinwood. She cries and tells Flora she's certain she killed Stella during one of her memory lapses. Flora tries to comfort her, saying they can't be certain she did. There's a knock at the door. It's Gerard and Kendrick. Flora asks what they want. Kendrick replies, "It's about my sister. She's dead. I'd like to ask a few questions. This time I'd like the truth!" Flora feigns anger and exclaims, "That implies that you think I wasn't telling you the truth before!" Gerard explains that they found Stella's body buried in the woods on the estate, that that would appear to make her story of Stella leaving abruptly suspect. Suddenly, Melanie breaks down and cries. Kendrick goes to her and tells her, "Your the only Collins I trust. Now tell me the truth. If you tell me that my sister left Collinwood abruptly without telling anyone, I'll believe you and leave." Melanie pauses, then tells him, "Yes. That's what happened." Kendrick and Gerard leave. Melanie, reconsidering what she's told Kendrick, exclaims, "NO! I've got to tell him the truth!" and starts to run out of the room, but runs into Quentin just as she gets to the door. Flora exclaims, "Quentin! Stop her! She's going to go tell!" Quentin grabs Melanie and asks, "Tell what?"

Flora tells Quentin about Stella. Quentin is shocked and asks, "Now why wasn't I told about this? There must have been a better solution than locking her in the tower room!" Flora apologizes for not telling him, saying she wasn't thinking straight at the time. Quentin remarks that the police will be here soon and they've got to figure out what to tell them. Flora suggests that she protect Melanie by saying she, Flora, killed Stella, but Quentin vetoes the idea, saying they should tell the truth, but try to find a way to tell it without incrimination anyone.

Melanie goes to Stella's grave and weeps. Gerard finds her there.

At Collinwood, Quentin tells Flora they've got to stop all this misery. He tells her that "the room" is responsible for everything that has befallen them so they've got to solve the mystery of the room. He tells her they've got to look at Brutus Collins' letter more carefully to see if there's anything in it they haven't noticed before. Flora is doubtful and remarks, "But we've read that letter a thousand times", but Quentin takes the letter out and starts to study it anyway. As he is reading it, Melanie suddenly comes in and grabs, it from him, looks at it briefly and exclaims, "He got much less than he deserved! He thought he was so powerful, but he found out there are those whose will's are just as strong as his, just as you'll find out, and all the Collins from now till eternity will find out!" Quentin asks what she's talking about. Flora warns, "Quentin. She's not herself right now" Quentin tries to question Melanie, but she exclaims, "I'll never tell you anything!" and runs. Quentin runs after her and catches her in the foyer and grabs her and again tries to question her, but she snaps back to normal.

Gerard and Kendrick have just returned from showing the body to the police. They have been told that Stella appears to have been dead for no more that two days. Kendrick moans, "Two days! If I had found her only two days earlier, she would've been alive!" Suddenly, he realizes, "Wait a minute! If she was alive as recently as two days ago, that means that everyone at Collinwood, including Melanie, are lying!"

Quentin tells Flora that he's concluded the only person who knows what they want to know is Brutus Collins, that they must hold a séance to try to contact him. He tells her to go get Melanie.

It is 10:54. Quentin, Flora and Melanie are sitting at a table in the drawing room. The séance starts. Suddenly, Melanie jerks and gives a cry. She has become possessed by a spirit. She exclaims, "Lottery now! Lottery now or all will die! Plague! Die! Plague! Die!. She keeps repeating "Plague! Die!" over and over again...


Episode 1210
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #4)

Tape Date: February 3, 1971
Air Date: February 12, 1971 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins

Quentin asks Melanie what she means. She tells them the plague will decimate the village, that carts carrying the dead will roll through the streets unless they have the lottery. Quentin asks the spirit in Melanie who she is, but she just replied cryptically "He was cruel. He killed!" Quentin asks who she is talking about and why must a member of the family in each generation go into the room, but she does not answer. Melanie reverts to her normal self. While they are discussing what happened in the séance, there's a knock at the door. Melanie goes to answer. She runs back into the drawing room and exclaims, "It's the police! They want to talk to us about Stella's murder!"

Morgan and Catharine are enjoying married life. They are in the room discussing their future. Catharine mentions wanting to have children. Morgan suddenly becomes grim and announces, "That is out of the question!" He tells her he refuses to have children because he doesn't want to put them through the lottery. They have a big argument about this.

The police have finished their questioning and have left. Melanie is worried that the police don't believe their claim that Stella left suddenly two weeks ago, that they don't believe Quentin's claim that he saw her leave. Quentin tells her not to worry, assuring her that the police wouldn't doubt the word of a Collins. But after Melanie leaves, Quentin tells Flora it's obvious they weren't totally convincing and they can expect more questions from the police.

Catharine, alone in her and Morgan's bedroom, is unpacking her belongings. In one suitcase, she finds a bundle of old letters. She takes one, opens it and reads it. It is from Bramwell. In it, he tells her he's going leave Collinsport for awhile so that he can make enough money so he can come back and marry her. He tells her that it will be very difficult, but that he knows that with her love, anything is possible. Melanie comes in and apologizes to her for what happened.

Downstairs in the drawing room, Morgan is trying to talk to Quentin, but Quentin is engrossed in an old book, trying to find any reference of the plague in Collinsport. He finds in the book that the plague, which started with an extremely high fever and got worse from there, had struck Collinsport in 1680, that it started at Collinwood, four people dying there, then quickly spread to the village, where so many died that carts carrying the dead rolled through the streets. The book states that the plague stopped as suddenly as it started and that the villagers attributed this to some sort of supernatural occurrence. Morgan thinks this is all very silly and tells Quentin he has something more important to discuss. He tells him he wants Bramwell and his mother out of the old house. Quentin remarks "Isn't it enough you shot him in the duel?" and refuses to support him in this.

Morgan goes to Catharine in their bedroom. While they are talking, Morgan finds Bramwell's old letter, which Catharine had left on the mantel while she was talking to Melanie. He sees who it is from and becomes furious. Catharine tells him that it's an old letter, that he can verify this by looking at the date. Morgan, however, remains angry, asking why she brought Bramwell's old letters, accusing her of still loving him. She assures him that this isn't true, that it was her maid who packed Bramwell's old letters in her luggage, not her. He throws the letter into the fireplace and burns it. They get into an argument, but quickly make up and embrace.

Melanie has a dream. In it, Flora is bemoaning the fact that so much misfortune has struck the Collins family, asking, "Will it never end?" Quentin walks into the room. He is carrying a body. It is Melanie. He tells Flora, "She is dead." Flora exclaims, "Then you must have her body burned immediately! She had the plague!" Melanie awakens, screaming.

Quentin, hearing Melanie's screams, runs into her room and asks her what's wrong. She replies, "I'm burning up!" He touches her forehead and finds that she has an extremely high fever. Flora, who has also heard Melanie's screams, comes running into the room. Quentin orders her, "No! Get out of the room! The plague! It's back!"


Episode 1211
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #5)

Tape Date: February 4, 1971
Air Date: February 15, 1971 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins

Collinwood in parallel time, there is an atmosphere of terror in the great house, for the Collins family has been haunted by a curse for 160 years. In the long-abandoned west wing of the house there is a locked room. Once during each generation a member of the family, chosen by lottery, must spend the night in that room. Of the six people who have gone into the room, two have died and the others have emerged totally mad. On this night a séance was held to try and learn the secret of the curse. But instead the séance produced only a warning, that tragedy would strike before the night is over.

Julia comes through the front doors into the foyer. Flora sees her and exclaims, "Julia! Where have you been?!" Julia asks, "What's wrong?" Flora tells her, "It's Melanie. She has the plague!". Flora tells Julia she's going to call a family meeting.

In their bedroom, Morgan tells Catharine that Melanie has the plague and that the curse is responsible. Catharine is dubious. Julia comes and tells them Flora has called a family meeting.

Flora, Gabriel, Morgan, Catharine and Julia meet in the drawing room. Quentin comes in and tells them that the doctor has examined Melanie and found that she does in fact have the plague, just as they have feared. Flora announces that, that being the case, they must have the lottery immediately, tonight. Catharine objects, saying it is all nonsense, but is voted down. Gabriel asks, "Why don't we just all leave?" Quentin tells him that that's already been tried, but the family that tried to flee was "chased down" by the curse, how almost all of them had died of the plague. Flora says, "All right. I'll go and prepare the six slips required for the lottery." Morgan objects, saying he has already decided that only men will be required to participate in the lottery this time. Flora tells him that she has a say in this too and insists that women participate as they always have. A vote is taken. All the women vote that women should participate too. Quentin and Morgan vote that only men should participate. Quentin asks Gabriel, "Hurry up. We're waiting for you to vote that only men participate." But when Gabriel finally does vote, he votes that women participate too. Everyone leaves the room to let Flora prepare the lottery slips.

Flora takes out a sheet of violet colored paper and cuts it into six equal slips.

Gabriel goes to the study to get a drink. Morgan follows him there and angrily accuses him of being a coward, of voting that women participate to lessen his chances of being chosen. Gabriel counters by arguing that the only reason that he, Morgan, wants only men to participate is so that his wife Catharine won't be in danger of being chosen, that if Flora and Aunt Julia were the only women involved, he'd feel differently.

Flora takes a quill pen, dips it into an ink bottle, and writes a large "X" on one of the slips. She folds the slips up and puts them in a large blue vase.

In their room, Morgan asks Catharine to let him stay in the room instead of her should she be the one chosen. She refuses.

Quentin goes to the study and tells Gabriel if they gave prizes for cowardice, he'd win. He asks, "How are you going to feel if mother picks the slip? How are you going to feel when she goes into that room? How are you going to feel when you know it was your vote that put her there?" Gabriel replies that he has a feeling it's not going to be Flora, that he's had the premonition that it's going to be him. He tells Quentin that, should he be chosen, he'll go into the room like a man. Quentin laughs and replies, "Knowing you, I'll bet we'll have to drag you in there kicking and screaming." Gabriel replies that that's not the case. He tells him that the thing he fears most isn't dying, but ending up crazy like Justin. He asks Quentin, "If I turn out like that, promise to kill me!" Quentin replies, "After the way you voted, that won't be very hard to do..." Julia comes in and announces that Flora has prepared the slips and the lottery is ready.

Everyone goes back to the drawing room. Flora holds up the blue vase and asks, "Who wants to be first?" After a long pause, Quentin says, "I will", reaches into the vase and takes out a slip. The rest of them, in turn, then reach into the vase and take out a slip.


Episode 1212
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #6)

Tape Date: February 5, 1971
Air Date: February 16, 1971 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins

Collinwood in parallel time; this is a fateful night in the great house, once during each generation a member of the family is chosen by lottery to spend the night in a mysterious, locked room. All who have entered have either died or gone insane. The terrifying secret harbored in the room has remained unknown, but soon it will be revealed to one person, for Flora Collins has decided that the lottery must be held tonight.

Everyone stands holding a folded slip. Flora opens her and announces that it is blank. Quentin opens his and announces that it too is blank. Julia opens hers. It is blank. Morgan opens his and finds it blank too. Now only Catharine and Gabriel are left. Catharine opens hers, looks at it and shows it to Morgan. They embrace. Gabriel, not knowing if this is an embrace of pity or relief, asks hopefully, "She's picked it, hasn't she." Morgan looks at him and answers, "No. Open you slip." Gabriel refuses and flings it on the floor. Quentin picks it up and opens it. It bears the "X". He tells Gabriel he'll be the one who'll have to spend the night in the room. Gabriel exclaims, "No I won't! You won't be able to find me!" and runs off, closing and locking the drawing room doors behind him. Morgan and Quentin find another key, open the door and give chase. Catharine announces that she thinks this is all a lot of superstitious nonsense, and she really fells sorry for Gabriel.

Morgan and Quentin finally catch Gabriel in the woods. He begs them to let him go, offering to give them his part of the inheritance if they do, but they refuse and drag him back to Collinwood.

When they get back to Collinwood, they meet Julia in the foyer. She tells Gabriel, "You should be ashamed of yourself!" Morgan asks, "What are we to do with him? If let him go, he'll just run off again. They decide to lock him in the tower room until the time comes.

Julia goes to Catharine and admonishes her for her dubious attitude about the curse. She implies that it's her attitude that has caused the lottery to be delayed and that she is thus responsible for Melanie's condition. Catharine once again voices her views that the belief in the curse is nonsense. She tells Julia that she thinks the way they're treating Gabriel is cruel, and sarcastically remarks that they might as well take him out and shoot him to death, that it would be less cruel. Julia tells Catharine that it almost seems that she thinks that she is the mistress of Collinwood already and wants to make decisions for everyone.

Quentin and Morgan take Gabriel to the tower room and lock him in there. They go down the the drawing room and tell Flora. She tells them she wants the key, that she wants to see Gabriel. They tell her they don't think that that's such a good idea, but she insists and they reluctantly give the key to her. After she leaves, Quentin goes to pour himself a brandy. Suddenly, he complains of being dizzy.

Flora goes into the tower room and tries to comfort Gabriel. She tells him he must do his duty. She gives him a book, telling him it was his father Justin's favorite book of meditations, that he took it with him when he spent the night in the room. Gabriel replies, "Fat lot of good it did him!" He runs to the door, trying to flee, but when he opens it, he finds Morgan standing outside blocking his way.

Julia goes into the drawing room and finds Quentin lying on the floor. He gasps, "Julia! Stay away! It's the plague!"

Morgan and Catharine are in their room. Catharine tells Morgan what Julia has accused her of. Julia comes in. Morgan angrily tells her, "I have something I want to talk to you about!", but Julia replies, "There's no time to talk. Quentin has the plague!"

Everyone but Quentin is in the drawing room. The doctor has been called and found that Quentin does indeed also have the plague. Someone suggests that they quickly put Gabriel in the room tonight to prevent this from happening to anyone else, but Flora vetoes the idea, saying it's already midnight and far too late for that, that whoever spends the night in the room must spent the whole night in there. They decide that Gabriel must be told about Quentin getting the plague.

Julia and Morgan go the the tower room to tell Gabriel about Quentin, but when they open the door, they are shocked to find that he is not there!


Episode 1213
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #7)

Tape Date: February 8, 1971
Air Date: February 17, 1971 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge 
Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins

At Collinwood in Parallel Time, the dreaded Lottery has at last been held. According to the grim tradition, one member from each generation of the Collins family must spend a night in the mysterious room from which no Collins has ever returned alive and sane. Gabriel has drawn the marked lottery slip, and on this night he is to be put to the test. Now Julia and Morgan go to see him in the Tower Room where he has been locked to wait until the time when he must enter the room and discover its terrible secret.

Morgan and Julia wonder how Gabriel could've escaped. They look around and find that he has made a rope out of some sheets, tied them to a curtain, and climbed out a window. Julia says, "Oh, no, we'll have to have another lottery and choose someone else!", but Morgan tells her that Gabriel couldn't have gotten far and they have a good chance of finding him. He tells her he thinks Gabriel might have gone to Bramwell for help. Julia tells him, "You go to the stables to see if he's taken a horse and fled, and I'll go the the old house to see if he's there."

At the old house, Daphne, who's still there taking care of Bramwell, hears a horse galloping. She looks out the window and tells Bramwell that it's Gabriel going by on a horse, that he has a look of terror on his face. Not knowing that this is anything important, they start to talk about other things. Daphne tells Bramwell that she's surprised to find that it doesn't feel much different being an adult than being a child. Bramwell asks her about her life. He asks her if she has a boyfriend. She tells him she doesn't, that it's not easy to find one in Collinsport, that all the men leave as soon as they reach adulthood to find a better living elsewhere, that the ones who do eventually return usually return with wives. She tells him that she did date Gerard Stiles for a while, though. Bramwell tells her he doesn't know who Gerard Stiles is. She tells him he's the man who claims to have psychic powers. She tells him he taught her how to read palms and offers to read his. He gives her his palm. She tells him she sees great happiness soon. He tells her he doesn't believe her. Julia comes in and tells them about Gabriel and asks if he's there. Bramwell tells her he isn't and says, "So Morgan thought he might have come here for help! Well you can tell him that had he come here, I would've helped him!"

Morgan goes back inside the house and tells Catharine that a horse is missing, that Gabriel must have taken it. Catharine tells him she feels sorry for Gabriel, but Morgan just says, "I must go to town and find him before tonight!" As Morgan is dressing to go, Julia comes in and tells him that Gabriel is not at the old house, but that Daphne saw him riding by. Morgan asks, "What's Daphne doing at the old house?" When told that she is there taking care of Bramwell, he angrily demands that she be forced to leave the old house and taken to Collinwood, that he doesn't want her at the old house treating Bramwell.

Morgan goes to town and finds Gabriel sitting at a table at the Eagle, drinking. He tells him he's come to take him back. Gabriel tells him to sit down. He tells him he has something to tell him, something that will surprise him. Morgan sits down. Gabriel tells him that he's not fleeing, that if he had wanted to flee, he'd be miles away from here by now. He tells him that he's concluded that he can't run from the curse, that it'll follow him wherever he goes. He tells him that he left the Tower room not to flee, but for one last free day before going into the room, that he's ready to go back with him now.

Catharine has brought Daphne back to Collinwood. Catharine tries to convince Daphne not to see Bramwell anymore. They start to argue. Morgan returns with Gabriel. Gabriel, quite drunk, asks Daphne, "Why don't you give the condemned man a kiss?", but Morgan drags him into the drawing room, saying, "Stop making a fool of yourself!" In the drawing room, Julia, seeing Gabriel, reprimands him for fleeing and tells him that by doing this, he has caused Quentin to become infected with the plague. She tells him that should Quentin die, he will be guilty of murder.

The clock strikes 6:00. Morgan tells Gabriel that it's time to go. Morgan and Julia escort Gabriel to the room. Morgan unlocks and opens the door. Gabriel steps inside. Morgan closes and locks the door.


Episode 1214
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #8)

Tape Date: February 9, 1971
Air Date: February 18, 1971 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
Mary Cooper as Josette Collins
John Kuhner as Tim Braithwaite

An unbearable time of waiting for the family at Collinwood. The Lottery has taken place, and Gabriel must spend the night in the locked room that has brought death or madness to those of the family who have entered it. If he survives this evening and retains his sanity, the curse which has afflicted the Collins family for many generations will be lifted. Now, Julia and Morgan, who locked Gabriel inside the room, are waiting by the doors for sounds from within: sounds of life — or death.

Morgan and Julia linger outside for awhile, seeing if they can hear what's happening inside, but hearing absolutely nothing, they leave.

It is now 7:00. Morgan goes and tells Catharine that he's quite surprised by the courage Gabriel showed when he went into the room.

Julia is watching over Melanie. Melanie, delirious, starts to talk about Brutus Collins. Julia, realizing that she is not Melanie right now, tries to question her to see what she can learn, but Melanie only says, cryptically, "No! He's dead! He killed him!"

Catharine goes to the locked room and starts to try the door, but Julia comes up from behind her and tells her not to interfere.

Catharine goes outside into the garden and is surprised to find Bramwell out there. They talk for awhile, but then Morgan comes out, sees Bramwell and orders him off his property.

Julia is still watching over Melanie. She is sleeping peacefully now. There's a knock at the door. Julia answers. It's Josette. She tells Julia she's come to see how Melanie is. Julia tells her, "She seems to be getting worse. She was delirious a little while ago." Suddenly, Melanie awakens, sees Josette and Julia and says, "Cousin Josette! What a wonderful surprise to see you! And Aunt Julia! What are you doing here?" They are surprised to find that she is completely well now, with no signs of having the plague, that she has no memory of what has happened. Julia asks Josette, "Are you going to be here for awhile?" Josette replies that she is. Julia leaves, saying she's got to go see how Quentin is.

Julia goes into the drawing room and excitedly tells Morgan that both Melanie and Quentin have both miraculously recovered from the plague now that Gabriel has gone into the room. She wonders what could be happening in the locked room. Morgan replies, "We'll know soon. It's almost dawn..."

The sun rises. Morgan goes to the locked room, unlocks the doors and goes inside. He sees a man lying face down on the bed, motionless. He goes and turn him over and exclaims, "It's not Gabriel! It's not Gabriel!"


Episode 1215
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #9)

Tape Date: February 10, 1971
Air Date: February 19, 1971 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Kathy Cody as Carrie Stokes
David Hurst as the Ghost of Justin Collins
John Kuhner as Tim Braithwaite

Dawn comes to Collinwood in parallel time; a dawn the family in the great house has awaited anxiously, for at dusk the night before Gabriel walked down the dark corridor to the doors of the locked room. Chosen by lottery, he was locked in the mysterious room from which no Collins has emerged sane and alive. And now, with the dawn, the time has come for the doors to be unlocked, and Morgan goes to the room not knowing what he will find inside.

Morgan tells Flora that the man he found dead in the room was not Gabriel, but Tim Braithwaite, one of Gabriel's drinking buddies. He tells them that he found a check from Gabriel for $1000 on Braithwaite's body, that Gabriel had probability paid him to stay in the room in his stead. (Apparently the door can be opened from the outside). Melanie starts to laugh hysterically and exclaims, "But the plague left me and Quentin! Gabriel was right and we were wrong! It doesn't have to be a Collins! They just want a human sacrifice. Anyone will do! What fools we've all been! Justin needn't have spent the last years of his life crazy!" Quentin slaps her and brings her back to her senses. She leaves the room. Quentin and Flora discuss what to do. There's a knock at the door. Quentin answers. It's Carrie Stokes. She tells them that she saw Gabriel last night. Flora asks when. Carrie tells her it was about half an hour after sunset. She tells them he gave her a letter to deliver to them, but told her not to deliver it before sunrise. She gives the letter to Flora then goes upstairs to see Melanie. Flora reads the letter aloud. It says, "Greetings from Free Gabriel. I am free! I am free of the room. I am free of Collinwood. I am free of all of you. I will never enter Collinwood again. The half hour I spent in that room before Tim came was a hell I'll never forget!" Morgan tells Flora, "Then he saw something! We must find him and find out what he saw! It might help us end the curse!", but Flora replies that he's probably miles away from here by now and they'll never find him. Morgan replies, "Maybe we can. Remember when the McManus girl was missing? Carrie and Gerard Stiles used their powers to find her. Maybe we can get Carrie to help." Carrie walks into the room and says, "I got the feeling Mr. Collins wanted me." Morgan tells her what she wants. She is reluctant to try, saying she's never done it before without Gerard's help, but Morgan convinces her to try, saying there's no time to go look for Gerard. Carrie gets a vision of "Trees... A forest... A stream running into the sea... A rope bridge". But the vision suddenly stops. They ask her if she knew where the place she saw is. She replies that she does not. Morgan rushes out of the room and comes back with a painting. It shows a rope bridge and is entitled "The Bridge at Biddeford creek". Carrie tells him that that's what she saw. Flora, puzzled, says, "But that picture was painted before I was born. That rope bridge isn't there anymore. It was replaced by a stone bridge a long time ago." Morgan tells her he's going there to search for Gabriel, but Carrie tells him, "No. He's not there anymore. I get the feeling that you won't have to look for him. He'll come to you..."

Flora goes to visit Justin's tomb. She finds his plaque lying on the floor, broken...

The clock in the foyer strikes 7:00. Melanie comes down the stairs into the foyer. She shivers and exclaims, "Why is it so cold in here?" She goes into the drawing room. She sees Justin's ghost in there. He tells her, "No rest! They will not let me rest! The lottery must be held again! They are not satisfied! The lottery must be held again!"


Episode 1216
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 3 #10)

Tape Date: February 11, 1971
Air Date: February 22, 1971 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins
Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
Kathy Cody as Carrie Stokes
John Karlen as Kendrick Young
Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins

The Great House at Collinwood in the mysterious frightening world of parallel time; for many generations the Collins family has lived under a curse. Somewhere in the abandoned west wing of the house there is a locked room. Once during each generation a member of the family is chosen by lottery to spend a night in the room. All who have done so have either died or gone insane. Recently, the lottery was held again and Gabriel Collins was chosen. Unbeknownst to the family, Gabriel hired another man to take his place. The man was found dead in the morning. Since then, the family has been convinced that the curse has been appeased, but on this night something has happened that will make them see how wrong they are.

The clock in the foyer shows 7:10. Julia and Quentin go into the drawing room. They find Melanie in there, a look of shock on her face. Quentin asks her what's wrong. She replies, "He was in here! He spoke to me!" They ask her who she's talking about. She tells them about seeing Justin's ghost, and what he said to her. Quentin announces, "We're going to have another lottery."

Quentin, walking through the woods, hears a noise. He calls out, "Who is it?" but gets no answer.

Carrie is sitting in the cottage, reading. Suddenly, she gets up and opens the door. Quentin is standing outside. Surprised, he exclaims, "I was just about to knock!" He comes in and closes the door. Carrie asks, "Did someone come with you?" Quentin replies, "No". Carrie tells him, "Well, there's someone outside waiting for you. I can feel it." Quentin parts the curtains and looks out the window. He tells her she's right, someone must have followed him. He tells her he saw someone out the window, but whoever it was ran when he saw him. He tells her he came here to ask her some questions. He tells her that when Melanie was sick and delirious, she kept repeating the name "James Forsythe" over and over again. He asks her to use her powers to find out who James Forsythe is. Carrie uses her powers and sees a vision. She tell him, "I see Collinwood. I see two people approaching the house. The man is James Forsythe. I don't know who the woman is. James Forsythe, he is young and handsome and lives at Collinwood. The woman he is with, he loves her and she loves him, but she belongs to someone else. They're walking arm in arm. They are about to enter the house." The vision abruptly stops. Quentin is puzzled. He tells her no one named James Forsythe ever lived at Collinwood. She tells him she gets the feeling that James Forsythe is somewhere near Collinwood.

On the way back to Collinwood, Quentin hears a noise again. He turns and finds Kendrick Young walking behind him. He demands, "All right! Why are you following me?" Young replies that he wasn't following him, that he's just walking to Collinwood. Quentin asks why. Kendrick replies that he heard in the village that Melanie was sick and wants to visit her.

Kendrick finds Melanie in the garden at Collinwood. She tells him she's all right now. Julia comes out and finds them kissing. She angrily tells Melanie to go inside. Melanie refuses, saying she's old enough to see whoever she wants. Julia asks to speak to Kendrick privately. Melanie replies, "All right. I'll go inside if Kendrick can join me later." Julia agrees to this. Melanie goes inside. Julia tries to bribe Kendrick. She asks him how much money it'll take for him to agree never to see Melanie again. Kendrick refuses to agree to this at any price.

Kendrick goes inside. He runs into Quentin in the drawing room. Quentin remarks, "I don't care if you come here. Just don't ask the wrong questions" and leaves, closing the doors behind him. Kendrick sits in the drawing room, waiting for Melanie. The secret panel to the right of the fireplace opens. Gabriel looks out and sees Kendrick. Gabriel comes out and goes to Kendrick. He raises a knife threateningly. Kendrick tries to run to the doors, but Gabriel gets there before him and locks them. He points the knife at Kendrick and says "So you're back, with more of your questions! Do you know what's going to happen to you? The same thing that happened to your sister!"


Episode 1217
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 4 #1)

Tape Date: February 12, 1971
Air Date: February 23, 1971 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge Collins
John Karlen as Kendrick Young
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge Collins
Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins

Collinwood in parallel time; a night of tension and anxiety for those in the Great House. Gabriel Collins has run away after hiring a stranger to take his place in the locked room and this has brought new trouble to the embattled family. They have learned they must have the lottery again, for a Collins must spend the night in the room. So, frantic, they search for Gabriel, knowing that he spent enough time in the room to give them a clue to the curse. And, while they hunt him, Kendrick Young, unaware that any of this has happened, waits in the drawing room for Melanie.

Kendrick manages to kick the knife out of Gabriel's hand. They fight. From out in the foyer, Morgan hears first Gabriel's voice, then the sounds of a fight. He tries to open the drawing room doors, but finds them locked. He rushes to get a key. Inside the drawing room, Gabriel manages to recover his knife and stabs Kendrick. Morgan comes back with a key, opens the drawing room doors and comes in. He finds Kendrick lying there wounded. He asks where Gabriel went. Kendrick gasps, "Through the door in the wall..." Catharine comes and asks what happened. Morgan tells her that Gabriel stabbed Kendrick, that he appears to be crazy now. He tells her that Kendrick only has a flesh wound and tells her to take care of him while he goes and tries to find Gabriel. Catharine calls for Daphne.

Gabriel is wandering through the secret passages. He goes into a room and finds a portrait of Brutus Collins hanging on the wall. He angrily exclaims "It's all your fault! You're responsible for everything that's happened to this family!" and slashes it with his knife. He then remarks, "That's not enough punishment for you, Brutus!" and sets the portrait on fire. Morgan, searching the secret passages, walks by the room and hears sounds inside. Opening the door and going in, he sees the portrait burning and quickly tears down some curtains and starts to smother the flames. While he is busy doing this, Gabriel runs out of the room and locks Morgan inside.

Catharine and Daphne are in the drawing room. Kendrick has been taken to a bedroom. Daphne tells Catharine that now that Kendrick has been treated, she's going to go back to the old house to take care of Bramwell. Catharine tells her not to return to the old house. They get into an argument. Eventually, Catharine, unable to convince Daphne, runs from the room in tears. Gabriel comes out of the secret panel and threatens Daphne with the knife but runs off when Bramwell comes into the room. Catharine comes back in and asks what happened. Daphne tells her.

Kendrick, his wounded treated and bandaged, is walking through the woods on his way out of Collinwood. Gabriel, hiding behind some trees, hears him coming and raises his knife, preparing to ambush him. But when Kendrick comes by, a change seems to come over Gabriel. He lets Kendrick pass then asks himself, "What was I about to do?"

Catharine releases Morgan from the room in the secret passage.

Daphne returns to the old house. Bramwell is already there. They talk. Bramwell asks, "Daphne, do you love me?"

Catharine is talking with Morgan in the drawing room. Unable to convince Daphne not to return to the old house, they have let her go, sending a servant to accompany her in view of the danger of having a crazed Gabriel out there somewhere.

The clock in the foyer shows 12:30. Catharine is sitting in the drawing room alone. There's a knock at the front doors. She gets up and answers it. It is Daphne. Catharine starts to reprimand her for coming here alone with Gabriel lurking out there somewhere, but Daphne tells her, "I had to come. I have something important I've got to tell you. Catharine, I'm going to marry Bramwell." Catharine exclaims, "NO!" and runs from the house.

Bramwell is at the old house, drinking a snifter of brandy. Catharine comes in. Bramwell remarks, "So you've come. I knew you would. But you're not going to be able to stop this marriage, any more than I was able to stop yours!"


Episode 1218
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 4 #2)

Tape Date: February 17, 1971
Air Date: February 24, 1971 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge Collins
Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge
Kathy Cody as Carrie Stokes
Mary Cooper as Josette Collins

The Great House at Collinwood in the world of parallel time. The Collins family lives under a curse that has resulted in death or madness to succeeding generations. The family has also been beset by serious emotional conflicts. Recently, Bramwell Collins lost the woman he loved, Catherine Harridge, to his hated cousing Morgan. After the marriage, the two men fought a duel and Bramwell was wounded. He has recovered physically, but everyone at Collinwood knows that the inner emotional wound will never heal.

Catharine tells Bramwell, "You don't really love Daphne. You're marrying her to spite me!" and asks him not to go through with it. He denies her accusation and refuses.

It is 12:50. Carrie, who's been visiting Melanie upstairs in her room, comes downstairs and finds Daphne in the drawing room. Carrie abruptly says, "Something's bothering you. They don't want you to do it." Daphne asks her what she means, but Carrie replies that she doesn't know, she just gets these "feelings" sometimes. Catharine returns. She says to Carrie "Good night, Carrie" in a tone of voice that indicates that she wants to talk to Daphne alone. Getting the message, Carrie says "Good night" and leaves. Catharine announces, "I will do everything in my power to stop you from marrying Bramwell Collins!" They get into an argument. Catharine tells Daphne that Bramwell doesn't love her, that he's only marrying her to get back at her, Catharine. Daphne tells her she doesn't believe this and accuses Catharine of being upset because she still loves Bramwell. Catharine denies this.

At the old house, Josette tells Barnabas she doesn't think it would be wise for him to marry Daphne. Daphne returns. She tells Bramwell that Catharine's reaction wasn't what she hoped it would be. Josette tells Daphne she thinks she should take some time to think this over and leaves. Daphne tells Bramwell, "You know, Bramwell, you've never told me that you love me." Bramwell angrily asks, "It was Catharine who put this doubt into your mind, wasn't it?" Daphne asks, "Why do you show so much emotion when you talk about her, Bramwell? You still love her, don't you?" Bramwell denies this, saying the only emotion he feels about Catharine is anger. He tells Daphne, "I love you.", but she tells him she's going to have time to think about whether she want to go on with the marriage or not.

Josette goes to Collinwood to talk to Catharine. She tells Catharine that she too is opposed to the marriage, but tells her that she should not have reacted the way she did, that that's exactly the reaction Bramwell wanted to get from her. She tells her that there's still a chance that Daphne and Bramwell won't marry.

Daphne goes to the cottage to visit Carrie. She tells her that she's heard about her powers and wants her to tell her what lies in her future. Carrie agrees to try. She gets a vision. She tells Daphne, "I see Bramwell. He has a very sad look on his face. He is standing in a cemetery looking at a grave. I can't see whose it is, he's standing in the way." In the vision, Bramwell moves, revealing the headstone. It reads, "Daphne Harridge Collins. Born 1818, Died 1841."


Episode 1219
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 4 #3)

Tape Date: February 18, 1971
Air Date: February 25, 1971 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge Collins / Host
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Kate Jackson as Daphne Harridge
Kathy Cody as Carrie Stokes
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Colin Hamilton as Doctor

At the great house of Collinwood the Collins family, for many generations, has lived under a mysterious curse that has brought them nothing but tragedy. And now a romantic conflict has developed, one which threatens to split the family apart. Daphne Harridge has announced she will be married to Bramwell Collins. But on this night Daphne has suddenly begun to have some doubts. And so is trying, through a young woman who is clairvoyant, to determine what the future holds.

Carrie is deeply upset by her vision and tells Daphne that she couldn't make out whose name was on the gravestone. Daphne can tell Carrie is lying, and Carrie reluctantly admits that she saw Daphne's own name. Carrie tries to comfort Daphne by saying that she could be mistaken, and wonders if she should marry Bramwell immediately. Daphne tells Carrie not to worry, that her vision must be wrong.

Back at Collinwood, Morgan tells Catherine that Kendrick Young has gone to the police with the news of his sister's murder. He is convinced that Gabriel murdered Stella, and the police are searching the grounds for Gabriel's whereabouts. Morgan realizes that Catherine is hardly listening, and she informs him that Bramwell and Daphne are engaged to be married.

Morgan is shocked by the news and Catherine is convinced that Bramwell is only marrying Daphne out of spite. Although she has tried to reason with both of them, they are still determined to marry. Catherine tells Morgan that there must be some way they can stop this marriage. Morgan reminds her that Daphne is a grown woman and can do as she pleases. He is not particularly concerned, as his main focus is on the lottery and who James Forsyth was. The two argue, and Morgan brings up her own past relationship with Bramwell. Catherine tells Morgan she would have expected Bramwell to be jealous, but not him. Catherine leaves the room, furious.

Soon afterwards Carrie arrives, looking for Quentin. She tells Morgan that she has found a letter addressed to James Forsythe. Morgan reads the letter, and discovers that it was a love letter written to James, signed with the letter "A." Morgan asks Carrie to use her psychic abilities to tell him more about James and the woman who wrote the letter. However when he reaches for it, a wind takes over the room, causing the candles to go out. The letter bursts into flames before their eyes. Carrie determines that an evil spirit is in the room and runs away out in fear.

Back at the old house Bramwell asks Daphne if she has reached a decision. Daphne tells Bramwell of Carrie's vision, and admits that although it has disturbed her, she has not changed her mind about their marriage. She is sure that no matter what may happen, Bramwell would never hurt her.

The next day Bramwell and Daphne go to the great house, where they announce that they have just been married. Catherine collapses in the foyer. A doctor is summoned, but Catherine insists that he only reveal to Morgan what she wishes. The doctor reluctantly agrees, and tells Morgan that there is nothing physically wrong with his wife. Catherine tells Morgan she merely had a dizzy spell, from her concern over Daphne and the lottery. Morgan accepts her explanation.

Later Catherine goes to the Old House where she speaks privately with Bramwell. She tells him that the real reason she fainted is because she is pregnant, with his child.


Episode 1220
1841 PT
(COL 25/DISK 4 #4)

Tape Date: February 15, 1971
Air Date: February 26, 1971 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Lara Parker as Catherine Collins
Jonathan Frid as Bramwell Collins
Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Joan Bennett as Flora Collins
Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
David Selby as Quentin Collins

The Great House at Collinwood in parallel time; and once again the unknown demons who have haunted the Collins family for a hundred and sixty years demand their due. Still another Collins must spend a night in the terrible locked room. The reason for this ritual of death and madness is buried deep in the past, but every Collins knows that there is no escape from the lottery, and Catherine, who has recently married Morgan, is learning each day the awful responsibility of being a Collins. She has tried to keep her sister, Daphne, from entering the family but has not succeeded. Today a radiant Daphne is Bramwell's bride, but Catherine knows that for the Collins family even the happiest moment can hold its own terrifying secret.

Bramwell, shocked, tells Catharine he'll take her away, that they'll go to Paris or somewhere and live together, but she refuses, saying she's going to lie to Morgan that the child is Morgan's.

At Collinwood, Morgan tells a surprised Flora that Bramwell and Daphne have been married. She remarks, "We must give them a wedding gift". Quentin returns. He tells them that he has had no luck in finding Gabriel. He tells them he has searched everywhere, that he went to the police station to see if a body matching his description might have been found but found that none had. He tells them Kendrick Young was at the police station, still trying to get them to investigate his sister's death, but without success, the police refusing to take the word of a stranger over the word of the Collins. Morgan remarks, "Where could he be? Someone's got to have seen him. He's got to eat and sleep!" Quentin replies, "Not if he's dead..." Flora tells them, "We must have another lottery." Julia asks, "Tonight?" Flora replies, "No. We can't wait till then. I have a feeling that this is urgent. We must have the lottery this afternoon. Julia remarks, "If only we had some clue as to what Gabriel saw in that room..." Morgan remarks, "Maybe there's a way to out." He recounts to them how Carrie had shown him a letter she had found in the basement addressed to James Forsythe signed only "A", how the letter had burst into flames while he was trying to read it, how Carrie said a spirit had joined them and caused this. He suggests that if there was one letter to James Forsythe in the basement, there might be more papers that might tell them more about him. Flora tells them they'd better hurry, that they are to meet back here at 3:00 for the lottery whether they find anything or not.

At the old house, Catherine tells Bramwell she'd better leave, that a family meeting had been announced and she's probably late for it already, that she thinks they are going to have another lottery. Bramwell asks if she intends to participate now that she's pregnant. She shocks him by telling him she does.

Morgan and Quentin search through the basement. At first, they do not find much, only old dance bills and other junk, but finally they find a ledger of James Forsythe's dated 1679. They go through it and find that it doesn't contain much information useful to them, mostly just figures for profits and losses, but that it does contain an occasional marginal comment. One of them mentions being "in league with Brutus Collins". They leaf through the pages and find sandwiched in the book another letter to James Forsythe signed only "A". They read the letter but find the contents cryptic and incomprehensible. They wonder who "A" might be. They notice that several of the entries in the ledger are to someone named "Amanda". They wonder if this could be "A", and whether it could be Brutus Collin's wife, who was named Amanda.

Catharine returns to Collinwood and finds Julia alone in the drawing room. Julia tells her she has missed the family meeting, that it was decided to have another lottery. She asks, "I heard that you fainted and a doctor was here. What did he say?" Catharine lies to her that the doctor had said it was only stress. Julia tells her she does not believe her, that she's known her since she was a little girl and knows that she's too strong to have fainted just because of stress. She demands to be told the truth. Catharine insists that what she told her IS the truth.

In the foyer, Morgan and Quentin tell Flora they found a journal belonging to James Forsythe, but that it didn't tell them anything about the curse.

It is 3:00. Morgan, Quentin, Julia and Catharine are in the drawing room. Flora comes in carrying the blue vase. She tells them she has prepared the lottery slips. Everyone draws a slip from the vase. Flora opens hers and announces, "It is blank" . Quentin opens his and says, "Blank". Julia opens her and says, "Blank" too. Catharine opens hers. She says nothing. Morgan opens his, looks at it then turns to Catharine and says, "Oh no, Catharine, it's you..." She replies, "Yes. I have drawn the 'X'!"
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