Dark Shadows
March 1968

      Episode 440
      Worldvision Rerun 228
      Tape Date: February 26, 1968 (ABC #45-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 1, 1968 Friday
      Writer:    Sam Hall
      Director:  Lela Swift

         Barnabas returns to the old house and tells Ben, "I want you to
      go into the village for me.  I dropped my cane on the docks..."
      Ben asks, "What were you doing on the docks?"  Barnabas replies,
      "That's none of your concern.  I was with a girl.  She screamed.
      Someone came running.  I dropped my cane".  Ben exclaims, "I warned 
      you!  Someone's finally seen you!  What are we going to do, what?" 
      Barnabas continues, "She didn't know me.  She was new in town.
      Her name is Maude Browning".  Ben asks, "Maudie?"  Barnabas asks, 
      "You know her?"  Ben replies, "I met her earlier this evening at the 
      Eagle".  Barnabas tells Ben it go look for his cane as instructed.  
      He tells him what he'll be doing while he is gone, "I will make sure 
      Reverend Trask is occupied.  The devil makes work for idle hands".
      Ben leaves.  Barnabas says to himself, "My dear Reverend Trask.  Have 
      you recovered from last night's adventures?  There will be nothing but 
      darkness for you!"
         Trask is in his hotel room reading a book.  Suddenly, the candle
      he has been using for illumination goes out.  Trask relights it.
      There's a knock at the door.  It's Lt. Forbes.  Trask lets him in.
      Nathan asks why he's sent for him.  Trask explains, "I sent for you
      because I'm very concerned for you.  The witch has started her 
      revenge.  So far, she's only come after me, but you too may be
      a target".  Nathan remarks, "I think I'm safe".  Trask asks, "For 
      what reason?"  Nathan replies, "For a very good reason.  I don't 
      believe in witches".  Trask exclaims, "You did not have the 
      visitations I had last night!"  Nathan remarks, "I think your church 
      is a few pews empty..."  Trask indignantly says, "Wait until that hand 
      appears to you!  That hand, floating in the air, growing larger and 
      larger until all you see is that ring!"  Nathan asks, "Ring?"  Trask 
      describes the ring to Nathan.  Nathan recognizes it as Barnabas' 
      ring.  As they are talking, the ghostly hand suddenly appears in 
      front of the mantel.  Nathan doesn't see it because it's behind him, 
      but Trask does.  He exclaims, "Look! What do you see there?"  Nathan
      turns and looks, but the hand has disappeared.  Nathan replies, "I 
      see your mantel.  Trask, perhaps this trial has been a strain on you".
      A voice starts to speak, "The strain is just beginning! Now! Now!" 
      Trask exclaims, "That voice!  Surely you heard it!", but the voice
      replies, "No! I speak to you, and to you alone!"  Nathan tells Trask 
      he hears nothing and that it must be his imagination.  Trask replies,
      "Yes.  It must be my imagination.  The trial HAS been a strain", but 
      the voice continues to speak.  Trask demands, "Where?  Where are you? 
      Show yourself!  I will fight you!"  He asks Nathan, "Don't you hear 
      it?"  Nathan replies, "No".  The voice tells Trask, "You are alone!"
      Trask replies, "No!  I am not alone!  I have legions of believers! 
      I am not alone!"  Nathan tells Trask, "Maybe you shouldn't stay here 
      alone tonight.  I'd stay with you but I promised the girl that was 
      attacked I'd see her".  Nathan leaves.  The voice continues to speak, 
      "Die!  Die!  Die!"
         Ben, not having found the cane on the docks, has gone to Maude
      Browning's room and is searching in there.  There's a knock at
      the door, followed by Nathan's voice calling, "Maude?"  Ben stays
      still and quiet, and finally, he hears footsteps leaving.  Thinking
      the coast is, he leaves, but the coast is not clear.  Nathan has not 
      left, but is hiding in the shadows.   He sees Ben leave and follows 
         Ben returns to the old house.  Barnabas asks, "Did you find the 
      cane?  Did you look everywhere?"  Ben tells Barnabas that he has 
      searched both the docks and Maude's room and couldn't find the
      cane.  He tells Barnabas that he knows she couldn't have gone to
      the constable because she is at the Eagle, that she if she had gone
      to the constable, he would still be questioning her.  Barnabas, 
      worried that Maude is at the Eagle telling everyone what happened, 
      asks, "Has she described me?"  Ben replies, "Aye, but you have nothing 
      to worry about.  She has so much rum in her you're an 8 foot tall
      gentlemen now".  Unbeknownst to them, Nathan is eavesdropping outside
      the window...  Barnabas prepares to leave.  Ben asks, "You aren't
      going back into town!"  Barnabas replies, "Yes".  Ben begs, "Leave it 
      to me!  You'll only make it worse!"  Barnabas aks, "You say she
      lives in a room over the feed shop?"  Ben begs Barnabas not to do
      anything and begs him, "Leave Collinsport! I'll go with you!", but
      Barnabas replies, "I can't leave the house where Josette and I were 
      to be happy.  There's one other solution!"
         Nathan goes to the Eagle and takes Maude back to her room.  He
      warns her to lock her door, telling her, "As soon as he realizes
      he doesn't have his cane, he'll come after you".  Maude protests, 
      "But I don't have his cane!"  Nathan replies, "But he'll think you 
      do.  I have to go, but there's a carriage leaving tomorrow morning. 
      I want you to be on it!  Just keep your door locked and you'll be 
      safe!" and leaves.  A bat appears outside the window.  Maude, 
      unconcerned, thinking it is only a bat, starts packing.  Barnabas 
      materializes in the room.  Maude, busy packing doesn not see him. 
      Barnabas calls out, "Maude!  Leaving Collinsport?  I trust you're 
      not taking my cane with you!"  Maude looks up and screams, "Stay
      away from me!"  Barnabas replies, "I will stay away from you give 
      me my cane".  Maude tells him, "I don't have it!"  Barnabas asks, 
      "Then who does?"  Maude replies, "He has it!"  Barnabas asks, "Who 
      is he?"  Maude starts screaming.  Barnabas strangles her.          
         Trask is standing in the hallway outside his room.  He thinks to
      himself, "You let that witch frighten you so much you spent the night 
      walking the streets of this accursed village!  No!  Don't give in to 
      it!  Go into that room right now! Show her!"  He opens the door and 
      goes inside.  He lights the candle, then exclaims, "No! No!", for on 
      his bed lies sprawled Maude Browning, dead...                
      Episode 441
      Worldvision Rerun 229
      Tape Date: February 27, 1968 (ABC #46-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 4, 1968 Monday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  Lela Swift

         Trask examines the body.  There's a knock at the door.  Trask asks,
      "Who is it?"  A voice replies, "Lt. Forbes.  I want to speak to you".
      Trask replies, "It'll have to wait till morning", but Forbes insists,
      "No, this is urgent!  Please open the door!"  Trask says, "One 
      moment!", takes a sheet and covers the body.  He opens the door a 
      crack and asks, "Yes, Lt., what is it?"  He tries to speak to Nathan 
      through the door, but Nathan barges in and says, "I must ask a favor 
      of you."  Trask begs, "No, not now, go away!", but Nathan continues, 
      "I have a letter I want to give to Millicent Collins, but you know 
      I'm not allowed on the grounds.  I'd like you to deliver it for me".
      Trask asks, "I don't see why this can't wait till tomorrow".  Nathan
      sees Maude's hand sticking out from under the sheet, and, thinking
      Trask has a woman in his room for amorous purposes, smiles and says,
      "Well, well, Reverend Trask!  You're a man after my own heart!  I
      never would've bothered you if I had known you had a guest..."  Trask
      exclaims, "No!"  Nathan assures him, "Don't worry! I won't tell anyone
      your little secret!"  Trask blurts out, "She was here when I came in!"
      Nathan laughingly replies, "I never find them waiting in my room for
      ME!"  Trask tells Nathan, "She's dead! She's been strangled!"  Nathan
      lifts the sheet and looks.  He recognizes who it is and exclaims,
      "It's Maudie!  It's Maude Browning!  I tried to warn her!  I told
      her to stay in her room!  I told her to keep the door locked..."
      Trask asks, "Forbes. Why are you looking at me like that?"  Nathan
      replies, "No, I don't think you're the strangler.  I'm just wondering
      why the body was put here.  Your image in Collinsport may suffer a
      dramatic change when the people find out the body was discovered
      here".  Trask asks, "Will you help me?"  Nathan replies, "I'm willing
      to do whatever's necessary.  For a price".  Trask protests, "I'm not
      in the position to pay you anything!"  Nathan tells him, "I'm not
      talking about money.  First, let me know what you had in mind".
      Trask tells he'd like the body removed from his room.  Nathan points
      out, "But that would be against the law".  Trask says, "I'm only
      doing this to protect my reputation!  How soon can it be done?"
      Nathan replies, "As soon as you deliver this letter to Millicent
      Collins", but Trask insists, "No, I want it done now!"  Nathan tells
      him, "It's too late to do it now".  Trask complains, "That's not the
      reason.  You don't trust me, do you?  You don't believe I'll keep my
      end of the bargain".  Nathan tells him, "I don't trust anyone".  Trask
      becomes angry, hands Nathan's letter back to him and says, "Here!  You
      deliver your letter!  I'll remove the body myself!"  Nathan protests,
      "You know I'm not allowed on Collins property!"  Trask replies, 
      "Exactly!  You don't have much choice!"  Nathan agrees to get a 
      friend and remove the body.  Trask takes the letter, says, "I'll be 
      right back", and leaves.
         Millicent is alone in the drawing room at Collinwood, playing with 
      a deck of Tarot Cards.  She remarks, "The tower of destruction, 
      followed by the stars.  That means the death of a feeling.  See, Lt. 
      Forbes, the cards are right.  I have suffered the death of a feeling.  
      But another one has taken its place.  Hate.  I will not rest until I 
      see you die!  The moon, the card of evil influence, followed by the 
      chariot.  That means news that has been hidden will be revealed.  But 
      what news?  There!  The lover!  Your card, Nathan, and it does not 
      bring you good news!"  Naome comes into the room and asks, "Who are 
      you talking to?"  Millicent replies, "Nathan".  Naomi points out, "But 
      Nathan isn't here".  Millicent replies, "It is not necessary for him
      to be here.  He will hear me though the cards".  She explains that 
      Nathan's card is surrounded by ominous cards which predict certain
      destruction for him.  She then points to a card at the top, saying,
      "The princess.  That's me.  She will not rest until she sees that
      justice is not cheated!  She will not rest until Nathan is dead!"
      Naomi tells her, "Millicent, you can't go on like this..."  There's
      a knock at the door.  Naomi goes and opens it.  It's Reverend Trask.
      Naomi tells him that Joshua isn't home, but Trask tells her, "It is
      not him I came to see.  I'd like to speak to Millicent Collins".
      Naomi asks, "Why?", but Trask replies, "It's a personal matter".
      Millicent comes out into the foyer and asks, "You came to see me,
      Mr. Trask?"  Trask replies, "Yes. I have been asked to deliver a
      letter to you".  Naomi asks, "May I ask who from?"  Trask replies,
      "She will know when she reads it".  Naomi insists, "I would like to
      know who it's from".  Trask replies, "Mr. Forbes".  Naomi announces,
      "In that case, I'll take it!  He's a liar and a cheat and he's not
      allowed on Collins property, nor are his letters!"  She takes the
      letter and tears it up, then tells Trask, "You can tell Lt. Forbes
      how little Millicent cared about his letter!"  Millicent says, "I
      approve completely of what my cousin has done!", but her expression
      indicates otherwise.  Trask leaves.  Naomie suggests to Millicent
      that she go up to her room, but Millicent says, "No, I think I'll
      stay down here.  Maybe I'll go for a walk.  Perhaps that'll make me
      feel better".  Noami replies, "All right.  I'll be in the study if
      you need me" and leaves.  Millicent takes the pieces of the letter,
      which Naomi had thrown on the table near the wall, and starts to put
      them together.
         Trask is in bed sleeping.  He starts to have a dream in which
      he hears Abigail's voice calling, "Reverend Trask!  Reverend Trask!"
      Trask asks, "Abigail! Is that you?"  The voice continues, "Reverend 
      Trask!  Reverend Trask!  I must talk to you!"  Trask asks, "Where 
      are you? I can't see you!"  Trask suddenly finds himself in a strange 
      room.  Abigail's voice continues to speak, "I know the secret!  I 
      know the deep terrible secret, Reverend Trask, and I must tell you!" 
      Trask asks, "What is it, Abigail?"  Abigail replies, "Come inside, 
      Reverend, and I'll show you".  Trask goes up to a large door with a 
      ring for a knob in one wall of the room.  The door slowly opens by 
      itself.  Behind the door is the ghost of Maude Browning.  Trask 
      screams, "No! No!"  The ghost moans, "Why didn't you let me rest?
      You made them take my body away!  They threw my body into the
      cold, cold water!  You shouldn't have let them do that!  Soon
      everyone will know I was in your room!  Soon, the secret will
      be out!"  Trask screams, "No! You believe me, don't you Abigail? I 
      didn't know she was in my room!  I didn't know!  I didn't know!" 
      The ghost of Abigail appears.  Trask insists, "I am innocent! Someone 
      else killed her!"  Abigail replies, "I don't know what you're talkig 
      about".  Trask asks, "You said you knew the secret!"  Abigail replies,
      "I have learned the deep, dark secret of the witch".  Trask says,
      "But she is condemned to die!"  Abigail tells him, "But the secret 
      will live, unless you destroy it!  Only YOU can destroy it!  It will 
      take great courage, but if you do not destroy it, it may destroy you 
      and others!"  Trask answers, "Yes! I will destroy it!"  Abigail tells
      him, "Look over there and you will see where it is".  Trask looks and 
      sees a vision of the old house.  Abigail tells him, "That is where 
      you must go to learn the secret of the witch!  The old house!  The 
      old house!"  The hand with the onyx ring appears floating in front of
      the image of the old house...
         Trask awakens and says, "The old house!  I must go to the old
      Episode 442
      Worldvision Rerun 230
      Tape Date: February 28, 1968 (ABC #47-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 5, 1968 Tuesday
      Writer:    Ron Sproat
      Director:  John Sedwick

         Nathan is with Trask in his room.  Trask tells Nathan what
      happened when he tried to deliver the letter.  Nathan asks, "What 
      was Millicent's reaction when Naomi tore up the letter?"  Trask tells
      him, "She became pale.  It looked like she wanted to stop her, but 
      couldn't".  Nathan remarks that that reaction is as good as an answer 
      to the letter then asks, "Are you still troubled by your dream?" 
      Trask replies, "Abigail gave me instructions to go to the old house".
      Nathan exclaims, "The old house?!  No!  It was just a dream!  Abigail 
      would never tell you or anyone else to go there!"  Trask asks why. 
      Nathan warns him against going to the old house, saying going there 
      would mean his certain destruction.  Trask asks him what he means, 
      but Nathan is evasive, saying only that it is a dangerous place
      without saying why.
         At the old house, Barnabas is sitting at the desk writing
      something with a quill pen.  Ben asks, "What are you going to do
      with Mr. Trask when he gets here?"  Barnabas replies, "Reward him".
      Ben, puzzled, asks, "Reward him?"  Barnabas replies, "First I'm going 
      to entertain him, then I'm going to reward him". Ben asks, "Are you 
      going to kill him?"  Barnabas replies, "You've got to give me credit
      for more imagination than that!  I'm going to give him darkness, but
      not the darkness of death, not yet." He points to a quill pen and a
      piece of paper and tells Ben, "Take that paper and pen downstairs.
      Trask will have need of them"
         Barnabas goes outside the old house, holding a candle and says,
      "Summon him to this house!"  Abigail's ghostly voice starts saying,
      "Reverend Trask!  Reverend Trask!  Reverend Trask!"
         In his hotel room, Trask hears, "Reverend Trask!  Reverend Trask!
      Reverend Trask!  Come to the old house!"  He asks, "Who is it?  Who's
      there? Abigail?  Is that you?  Are you trying to contact me, Abigail?
      Why do you call me?  Why do you want me to come to the old house?
      What do you expect me to see there?  You want me to come to the old
      house?"  Abigail replies, "Yes!  Come, come to the old house!"  Trask
      says, "Abigail, I hear your summons and will obey!" and leaves.  The
      candle in his room blows out mysteriously...
         Trask goes into the old house and calls, "Abigail?  Abigail?  Are
      you here?  It WAS you who sent for me, wasn't it?  Abigail, why did
      you send for me?"  The doors suddenly slams shut by itself.  Trask
      tries to open it but finds that it won't open.  The chandelier starts
      to shake.  Trask begs, "Please, don't torment me, I beg you! Abigail,
      if you sent for me, appear!"  A book lying on a table opens by itself.
      Trask goes to look and finds that the book has opened to a note
      sandwiched inside its pages.  He takes the note and reads it aloud,
      "The wind will speak his name, and the clock will strike the hour,
      but ere it strike again, he will know the darkness of the tomb, and
      he will beg for the darkness of death.  If you wish to know the name
      of the man, listen to the wind".  The wind blows through the window
      and the voice says, "Trask! Trask!"  Trask shouts, "No! No!". Suddenly,
      the chandelier stops shaking.  Everything becomes quiet.  The clock on
      the mantel strikes midnight.  A voice calls, "Trask!  Trask!  Trask!
      Trask!"  Trask hears the sound of a heart beating.  He follows the
      sound and find that it seems to be coming from the cellar.  At the
      cellar door, he wonders, "Why have I been summoned here?" and goes
      downstairs.  Down there, he is surprised to find a coffin in the
      middle of the room.  He asks, "Please!  Whoever you are, why have I
      been summoned?"  Barnabas steps out the the shadows in a corner and
      growls, "You have been called at last to a richly deserved reward!"
      Trask exclaims, "Barnabas Collins!  Why, you're dead!*"  Barnabas
      replies, "Yes!"  Trask says, "But you're here!  I don't understand!
      It must be a nightmare!  It must be my imagination!"  Barnabas
      replies, "Your imagination has nothing to do with it".  Trask says,
      "It must! I heard..."  Barnabas interrupts, "Voices calling you to
      come here?"  Trask asks, "Yes. How did you know?"  Barnabas asks, 
      "Did it sound something like this?"  Barnabas fakes Abigails voice 
      calling, "Trask! Trask!"  Trask, realizing he has been fooled,
      screams, "No! No!"  Barnabas asks, "Why have you tried to destroy
      Victoria Winters?  She's never hurt you or anyone else!"  Trask
      exclaims, "She's a witch!"  Barnabas tells him, "You know nothing
      about witchcraft or its evil power!"  Trask insists, "She IS a
      witch!"  Barnabas says, "You only tried to destroy her for your own
      reputation.  If you had ever shown any pity to Miss Winters, I
      wouldn't do what I'm about to do, but you showed her no mercy, and
      I will show you none!"  He points to the niche in the wall and tells
      Trask, "Look! Your tomb!"  Trask begs, "No! No! You can't!", but
      Barnabas replies, "I can, and I will!"  Trask says, "I was wrong
      about Miss Winters!"  Barnabas asks, "Were you?"  Trask replies,
      "She isn't a witch!  I'll see to it no harm comes to her!"  Barnabas
      asks, "So you admit you were wrong about her?"  Trask replies, "Yes!"
      Barnabas asks, "So you'll write a letter confessing this?"  Trask
      replies, "Yes!" Barnabas gives him the pen and paper he had Ben bring
      down earlier.  Trask writes.  Barnabas tells him, "A few words will
      do. Now sign it".  Trask does so and says, "There.  I've confessed."
      Barnabas announces, "Excellent".  Trask asks, "May I go now?"
      Barnabas replies, "Soon, very soon".  Trask asks, "Why not now?"
      Barnabas replies, "Because your last resting place is not yet ready".
      Trask protests,  "But I signed a confession!"  Barnabas replies, "You
      did so voluntarily.  I never said I would let you go if you did
      so!"  He grabs Trask and drags him towards the niche.  Trask screams,
      "NO!! You can't! You can't!"
         Nathan knocks at the door of Trask's hotel room and calls, "Trask?
      Are you there? Answer me!".
         Barnabas is walling up the niche with bricks.  Imprisoned inside,
      his hands chained to the ring, Trask screams, "No!  Please no!
         Having received no response, Nathan opens the door to Trask's room,
      goes inside and asks, "Are you asleep?  Trask?  Trask?"  He lights a
      candle and says, "All right, wake up! Trask, I came here to make sure
      you didn't go to...Trask?"  He shines the candle on Trask's bed.  It
      is empty.
         Barnabas is nearly done.  One brick remains to be inserted, right
      in front of Trask's eyes.  Barnbas calls, "Trask!"  Trask semiconcious,
      replies, "I...Where?"  Barnabas says, "Where are you?  In your grave!"
      Trask, remembering where he is, screams, "No!"  Barnabas holds a
      candle up to the hole in the wall and says, "Look at the light.  Look
      deeply into the flame.  Let it burn into your mind so you remember
      what the light was like after I seal you in eternal darkness!"
      Trask begs, "Please, no!  No!  No!  No!"  Barnabas puts the last brick

      *Wait a minute.  How does he know Barnabas is dead?
      Episode 443
      Worldvision Rerun 231
      Tape Date: February 29, 1968 (ABC #48-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 6, 1968 Wednesday
      Writer:    Sam Hall
      Director:  John Sedwick

         Nathan is in his room, examining Barnabas' cane.  There's a knock
      at the door.  Nathan asks, "Who is it?"  A voice replies, "Noah
      Gifford".  Nathan lets him in.  Nathan asks, "Did you get it?  Did
      anyone see you?  Was there anyone at the old house?"  Noah replies,
      "No.  I saw Ben as I was leaving, but he didn't see me".  Nathan
      asks, "Is something wrong?"  Noah replies, "As I was coming back, I
      saw a crowd forming.  A fisherman had found Maude Browning's body.
      I want my payment for helping you the other night!  Just give me my
      $50!  I'm leaving town!"  Nathan tells him, "If you'll stay here a
      little longer and help me with one more thing, I'll owe you $100.  I
      have something exciting planned for the Collins family".  Noah asks,
      "What?"  Nathan replies, "The Collinsport Strangler is going to strike
      again!  The strangler himself, or a reasonable facsimile of him, will
      be loose again, only this time, on a private estate".  Noah warns,
      "You're going to end up drummed out of the navy with all your
      plotting", but Nathan says, "No, I'm going to end up rich and
      respected!".  He asks, "Give me what I sent you for". Noah demands,
      "$50.  Thirty five for helping you move the body, and fifteen for 
      stealing the fan".  Nathan tells him, "If you stay with me, I can pay 
      you $30 a month".  Noah says, "You don't have that kind of money!" 
      Nathan replies, "I will after I marry one of the richest women in New
      England, Millicent Collins".  Noah exclaims, "Are you kidding?  The 
      family won't even speak to you!"  Nathan replies, "We'll see!" He 
      hands over ten dollars to Noah, saying, "Here.  Ten dollars.  That's 
      all I have."  Noah takes the money and hands over the fan.  Noah notes 
      that the Collins family has left the old house deserted and vulnerable 
      and suggests they loot it, but Nathan points out that they would never 
      be able to sell the goods and tells him that's why he, Noah, needs 
      him, Nathan, to do all the thinking.  He hands writes something on the 
      fan, gives it to Noah and tells him, "Take this to the front door of 
      Collinwood.  A maid will answer. Leave it for Miss Millicent Collins."
        The maid gives the fan to Millicent.  Millicent asks, "A fan?  Who
      left it?"  The messenger replies, "A messenger. Short he was".
      Millicent says,  "And wrong he was. Everyone knows I don't use fans.
      Perhaps it was for Madam Josette".  The maid points out, "But Madam
      Josette is dead.  Perhaps it's from a secret admirer".  Millicent looks
      at the fan and remarks, "I don't like mother of pearl.  It reminds me
      of oysters, and oysters make me sick".  She opens the fan.  A strange
      expression crosses her face.  The maid asks, "Are you all right?"
      Millicent replies, "Yes!  Go!  Please!"  The maid leaves.  Millicent
      looks at a message written on the fan again.  It reads, "Meet me
      in the garden at eight. B."  Millicent looks at the portrait of
      Barnabas and says, "Oh!  Cousin Barnabas!  You are finally ready to
      defend my honor!"  She goes into the drawing room, opens a drawer,
      and takes out a box.  She opens the box and takes out a duelling
      pistol, remarking, "I will deliver the guns to you, and you will
      attend to the masculine details of the duel.  I will watch, of course".
      Natalie comes into the room and exclaims, "Millicent! Do put that gun
      down!  It might go off!"  Millicent tells her, "It's not loaded".
      Natalie tells her, "Well, give it to me anyway just in case you're
      wrong", but Millicent replies, "No.  I will give it to no one except
      Cousin Barnabas".  Natalie asks, "Barnabas?"  Millicent replies, "I
      received a letter from him a few days ago.  He said he was enjoying 
      London very much".  Natalie says, "Barnabas is not in England".
      Millicent asks, "You know too?"  Natallie replies, "Yes. I know 
      Barnabas is dead".  Millicent refuses to believe this, saying, "But 
      I saw him!"  Natalie asks, "When?"  Millicent replies, "A week ago. 
      Perhaps two".  Natalie says,  "Millicent, if you thought you saw 
      Barnabas, you must have been imagining it", but Millicent insists, "No!
      And he wasn't a ghost either! Ghosts don't write notes!"  Natalile
      asks, "Let me see".  Millicent hands her the fan.  Natalie exclaims,
      "The fan! It's Josette's!"  Millicent asks, "Doesn't it prove he's
      alive?"  Natalie warns, "You must not meet whoever sent this!"
      Millicent exclaims, "Your just like the rest of them! You're trying
      to prevent the duel!"  Natalie says, "Millicent.  You're the most
      proper person I've ever met.  It would not be proper for you to meet
      a man at night, not even a cousin.  If he wants to see you, he should
      come to you".  Millicent agrees.  There's a knock at the door.  The
      maid answers.  Natalie hears a voice saying, "My name is Peter
      Bradford. I must talk to the Countess DuPres".  She goes out into
      the foyer and asks, "What do you have to say to me, young man?"
      Peter replies, "I have a letter, a letter that proves Victoria
      Winters is innocent!"  Peter tells Natalie about the letter.  Natalie
      asks, "And why would I be interested in a letter from Trask?"  Peter
      replies, "Because it says Miss Winters is innocent!"  Natalie tells
      him, "Then you should show it to the proper authorities.  Oh, I see
      you have."  Peter admits that he has, but that they didn't believe
      in the authenticity of the letter and had to hear from Trask himself.
      He adds, "They wondered why he would send me a letter instead of going
      to them", then begs Natalie, "If there is a chance Miss Winters isn't
      guilty, you must help me! Tell me about Angelique!"  Natalie replies,
      "I make it a practice not to talk about servants.  This way, they
      won't talk about me".  Peter points out, "Ben Stokes testified that
      Angelique was the witch!"  Natalie counters, "He also testified that
      she was dead, but she wasn't".  Peter asks, "Then where is she?"
      Natalie replies, "She's travelling.  Her position here is very
      difficult".  Peter says, "I was at her grave! I opened it! It was
      empty!  You believe in ghosts.  You know witches can return!" 
      Natalie warns, "Don't tell me what I believe!  That's no way to get 
      my help!"  Peter asks, "Answer one question!  Who gained from the 
      witchcraft?  Miss Winters?  No.  You?  No.  Any member of the
      Collins family?  No.  But one person DID change her position as
      a result of the witchcraft..."  Natalie exclaims, "Angelique!
      She came here as a servant and married the Collins' only son... 
      Impossible!"  Peter asks, "What did she know about witchcraft?" 
      Natalie replies, "Everyone from the islands knows a little about it".
      Peter asks, "What do you know about her?"  Natalie replies, "I hired 
      her when she was very young.  Her mother, she made potions and such. 
      Angelique was always very embarassed about her.  Let me see that 
      note."  Peter gives her the note.  Natalie reads it and says, "It 
      looks very much like his handwriting.  Let me compare".  She takes 
      a sheet of paper on which is something Trask had written out of one 
      of the drawers of the desk.  She compares the writing and says, "The 
      same.  But you say he left Collinsport".  Peter replies, "He left
      hurriedly, without letting the innkeeper know.  He had his things sent
      for, to Salem".  Natalie tells him, "Then you must go to Salem and find
      Trask and find out why he wrote this letter"
         It is almost 8:00 at night.  The drawing room is empty.  Millicent
      goes in, takes out the duelling pistols, and breaking her promise
      to the Natalie, goes out.
         Nathan and Noah are out in the garden.  Noah is dressed in clothing
      much like those Barnabas wears.  Noah says, "I don't know how I let
      you talk me into this!"  Nathan replies, "Because you possess the 
      right trait.  You're greedy.  Here.  Here's the mask".  Noah asks, 
      "Why do I need a mask?  She doesn't know me".  Nathan replies, "She 
      will tomorrow.  You'll be my assistant".  Noah puts on the mask. 
      Nathan gives Noah Barnabas' cane and says, "Make sure she sees this". 
      They hide behind some bushes.  Finally, Millicent comes.  She opens 
      the box she is carrying and takes out a duelling pistol.  Noah, 
      alarmed, quietly tells Nathan, "She's got a gun!",  but Nathan 
      commands, "Go!".  Noah comes out from hiding and attacks Millicent 
      from behind.  He puts the cane across her throat and starts to 
      strangle her with it...          
      Episode 444
      Worldvision Rerun 232
      Tape Date: March 1, 1968 (ABC #49-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 7, 1968 Thursday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  John Sedwick

         Nathan suddenly jumps out of the bushes and "fights" Noah. 
      Noah runs off.  Nathan asks, "Millicent! Are you all right?" 
      Millicent replies, "I think so".  Nathan tells her, "You'd better 
      sit down".  Millicent exclaims, "He was going to kill me!"  Nathan 
      asks, "Did you see who he was?"  Millicent replies, "No, I never 
      saw his face.  I did see his cane, though.  It had a wolf's head,
      just like the one Barnabas used to carry".  Nathan asks, "You're
      not suggesting it was Barnabas!  He's out of the country!"  Millicent
      tells him, "No he isn't.  He sent me a note a little while ago.
      But why would he want to kill me?"   Millicent tells Nathan how
      grateful she is he saved her.  Naomi, who's heard the screaming,
      comes running and exclaims, "Millicent!"  She sees Nathan and
      demands, "Lt. Forbes!  What are you doing here?"  Millicent intercedes,
      "You mustn't be angry!  Lt. Forbes just saved my life!"  Nathan
      explains that Millicent had been attacked by the strangler, whom he
      had fought off.  Naomi says to Nathan, "Thank you.  But what were you
      doing at Collinwood?  My husband threatened to shoot you if he found
      you on Collins property!"  Nathan replies, "I know, but I had to
      come.  I couldn't bear the thought of leaving Collinsport without
      seeing Millicent one last time".  Millicent asks, "You're leaving
      Collinsport?"  Nathan replies, "Yes. I came to say goodbye."  He asks
      Naomi for a moment alone with Millicent to say goodbye.  Naomi
      reluctantly agrees.  She tells Millicent, "Very well.  I'll be waiting
      for you over there by the path".
         Milllicent asks Nathan, "How soon are you leaving?"  Nathan replies,
      "There's a carriage leaving Collinsport at daybreak.  I'll be on it".
      Millicent asks, "Tomorrow?  Must you leave so soon?"  Nathan replies,
      "I must leave as soon as possible.  Joshua has ordered me to get
      transferred elsewhere".  He adds, "To remain here one more day would
      be too painful.  I didn't mean to hurt you.  I realize how wrong I
      was and I'm sorry about that".  Millicent asks, "Where are you going?"
      Nathan replies, "Boston, first, then to a new assignment.  I must
      leave.  There's packing to be done.  But before I say goodbye,
      there's one thing I have to say to you.  I love you very much.
      Goodbye, Millicent".
         Millicent returns to Collinwood.  In the foyer, she asks Naomi,
      "Has Cousin Joshua gone to bed yet?"  Naomi replies, "No, he's in
      his study.  You're not going to say anything to him about Lt. Forbes,
      are you?"  Millicent says, "No, I'm going to talk to him about
      Barnabas.  I received a note from him earlier, then he tried to
      strangle me!  I know it was him!  I saw his cane!"  Naomi exclaims, "It 
      couldn't have been him!  It must have been someone with a similar 
      cane!"  Millicent says, "I must do something for Lt. Forbes! He saved 
      my life".  Naomi tells her, "You must forget him and start a new life".
         But Millicent does not listen to Naomi.  After Naomi goes upstairs,
      Millicent puts a cloak on and goes outside.
         Noah Gifford is in Nathan Forbes' hotel room.  Nathan returns.
      Noah remarks, "You took your sweet time, didn't you? What did you do 
      out there?"  Nathan replies, "I had to make sure the lady was all 
      right.  It went better than I expected.  She thought you were Barnabas.
      There's nothing to worry about" and starts packing.  Noah asks, "If 
      there's nothing to worry about, then why are you packing?"  Nathan 
      replies, "It's part of the plan.  She's got to think I'm leaving".
      Noah demands, "Give me my money.  I'm leaving town!", but Nathan 
      replies, "I don't have any money".  Noah exclaims, "You don't have 
      any?!"  Nathan replies, "I told you, I won't have any money until
      the plan's fully executed.  Don't worry.  Everything has gone 
      according to plan.  Everything else will go fine as well.  I want
      you out of my room.  I'm expecting a visitor".  Noah asks, "Who?"
      Nathan asks, "Who do you think?"  Noah asks, "You think she's going
      to come here?  You're out of your mind!", but Nathan confidently says,
      "She'll come" and orders, "Leave!"  Noah refuses.  Nathan insists,
      "She's coming!"  Noah replies, "I'll believe it when I see it!"
         They wait.  Nathan insists, "She'll be here!"  Noah asks, "Suppose
      she doen't come?  What happens to your plan then?  I won't get my
      money!"  There's a knock at the door.  Nathan quickly rushes Noah
      out a back door, then quickly hides Barnabas' cane, then opens the
      door and exclaims, "Millicent!"  Millicent asks, "I hope you're not
      shocked at my coming here".  Nathan replies, "Shocked? It's a
      delightful surprise!"  Millicent tells him, "I know I shouldn't see
      a gentleman alone, but when a gentleman has done somthing as brave
      as you did tonight!  I hope it does not make you unhappy I'm here".
      Nathan tells her, "It's painful."  Millicent asks, "Is it imperative you
      leave in the morning?"  Nathan asks, "Are you asking me not to leave?"
      Millicent tells him, "What you did tonight was good and noble.  I
      think perhaps I've not been fair to you.  Perhaps I've misjudged you".
      Nathan replies, "No, there nothing that can absolve me for deceiving
      you."  Millicent asks, "Do you really want to go away?"  Nathan
      replies, "I want to do whatever's best for both of us".  Millicent says,
      "I'm not sure it's for the best.  Nathan, did you mean what you said
      to me earlier tonight?"  Nathan replies, "Every word".   Millicent asks,
      Do you really feel sorry about what happened?"  Nathan replies, "Yes".
      Millicent asks, "And you really do love me?"  Nathan replies, "No
      matter what happens, I will always love you".  Millicent says, "I
      tried to face the thought of never seeing you again, and I can't face
      it. Nathan, please stay here in Collinsport!"
      Episode 445
      Worldvision Rerun 233
      Tape Date: March 4, 1968 (ABC #50-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 8, 1968 Friday
      Writer:    Ron Sproat
      Director:  John Sedwick

         It is late in the afternoon of the next day.  Millicent is in the
      foyer of Collinwood putting on her cape.  Naomi comes into the foyer
      and asks, "Millicent, are you going somewhere?"  Millicent replies,
      "Yes.  Into town".  Naomi asks, "Are you going shopping?"  Millicent
      starts to say, "Yes...", but then says, I suppose I might as well tell
      you.  You're going to find out anyway.  Nathan Forbes has asked me to
      be his wife.  We're going to be married!"  Joshua, who's just stepped
      into the foyer, exclaims, "Millicent!  Did I hear you correctly or
      are my ears playing tricks on me?  Surely you are joking!  Are you
      serious about marrying Forbes?"  Millicent replies, "Yes, and even 
      you can't stop me!  No one can!"  Naomi points out, "But you said you 
      never wanted to see Forbes again".  Millicent replies, "That was 
      before he saved my life."  Joshua remarks, "His sudden appearance 
      was most convenient!  What was he doing on my property anyway?" 
      Millicent explains, "He came to say goodbye to me.  And it was 
      lucky for me he did!  The man who attacked me would've killed me!"
      Joshua asks, "Have you forgotten how he deceived you?!"  Millicent
      replies, "He was afraid to tell me about his wife.  They were going 
      to get a divorce".  Joshua notes, "He can say anything he wants now 
      that his wife is not here to contradict him!", but Millicent tells him,
      "I believe him".  Joshua exclaims, "You're more gullible than I 
      thought!  You should know he's only interested in your money!  Do 
      you think a man like Forbes would give you a second thought if you 
      were poor?"  Millicent exclaims, "That's not true!  Nathan loves me 
      for myself!  He cares nothing about my money!  I will marry Lt. 
      Forbes!  I will become his wife!"  Joshua thunders, "I will never 
      give my permission!", but Millicent points out, "I don't need your 
      permission!"  Joshua warns, "I will take steps to stop you!  I will 
      have you declared insane!"  He points out that he does have grounds 
      to do so, that because of all the strain on her, she has been acting 
      strangely lately.  Millicent says, "You can't do that to me!  You 
      can't!"  Joshua replies, "I can and I will if I must!"  There's a 
      knock at the door.  It's Nathan.  Joshua exclaims, "You have the 
      audacity to come to this house?!"  Nathan says, "I must see you",
      but Joshua refuses to talk to him.  Millicent tells Nathan, "Nathan! 
      He's going to have me declared insane!"  Nathan assures her, "Nothing 
      of the sort is going to happen."  Joshua tells Nathan, "You will not 
      marry Millicent without my permission!"  Nathan replies, "You are
      right.  But you WILL give your permission."  He asks to speak to 
      him in private.  Joshua refuses.  Nathan asks for just two minutes. 
      Joshua finally agrees, saying, "I'm curious to see what you have to 
         Inside Joshua's study, Joshua tells Nathan, "All right, Lieutenant.
      You have two minutes.  Say what you have to say and leave".  Nathan
      says, "There are several reasons you should permit us to marry. First, 
      I love Millicent and she loves me".  Joshua interrupts, "I have never 
      let sentiment sway me, especially when it comes from a liar!"  Nathan
      continues, "It would be to your advantage if I became a member of the 
      family."  Joshua asks, "To my advantage?"  Nathan tells him, "Every 
      family has its secrets."  Joshua asks, "What are you talking about?" 
      Nathan replies, "I know yhour secret.  The secret you have been hiding 
      for several months.  Surely I need say no more".  Joshua says, "I 
      want to know what you're getting at.  This is a bluff!"  Nathan 
      replies, "I can assure you it isn't.  I know the truth about Barnabas".
      Joshua asks, "Barnabas?"  Nathan replies, "I know he never left for 
      England".  Joshua lies, "Of course he did!"  Nathan replies, "That's 
      not possible.  He's here.  Right here in Collinsport".  Joshua 
      exclaims, "Preposterous!  Barnabas has been in England for weeks!" 
      but Nathan tells him, "I've seen him!  I've seen him, and so have 
      several other people.  Suki.  When I found her at the old house,
      I asked her who killed her, and she said, 'Barnabas Collins' just
      before she died".  Joshua says, "She must have been mistaken!", but
      Nathan asks,  "Have you heard of a woman named Maude Browning?" 
      Joshua asks, "The woman who was murdered?"  Nathan replies, "Yes.
      She was attacked once before, but the man ran off.  The man she
      described was Barnabas.  I've seen him too".  Joshua asks, "Where?" 
      Nathan replies, "At the old house.  I had gone to Maude's hotel room 
      to warn her when I heard sounds inside.  I hid and saw Ben coming out. 
      I followed him to he old house.  I heard voices inside.  I looked in 
      through a window and there was Barnabas".  Joshua exclaims, 
      "Impossible! It can't be!"  Nathan continues, "Millicent was attacked 
      last night.  The attacker happened to drop this.  It belonged to 
      Barnabas".  Joshua exclaims, "It did!"  Nathan asks, "Now what do you 
      have to say?"  Joshua says, "None of this makes any sense!", but Nathan
      replies,  "It makes perfect sense!  Barnabas has become insane!  He's 
      becomes some kind of madman, and you're hiding him in the old house! 
      Don't lie!  I've seen him!"  Joshua says, "He can't be..."  Nathan 
      remarks, "I'm starting to believe you really don't know anything about 
      this."  Joshua says, "I don't".  Nathan tells him, "It doesn't matter. 
      I'm sure you wouldn't want me going to the authorities with this. 
      You'll give your permission for Millicent and me to marry. I'll await 
      your decision in the drawing room" and leaves.  Joshua says, "It can't 
      be!  Barnabas is dead!  Dead!"
         Nathan is waiting in the drawing room.  Naomi comes into the room
      and remarks, "Lt. Forbes, I thought you'd be gone by now.  Where's my
      husband?"  Nathan replies, "In the study deciding to whether to
      consent to the marriage".  Naomi tells him, "He'll never give his
      consent!  What did you say to him?"  Nathan replies, "I just told him
      that I loved Millicent".  Naomi remarks, "That's all? He'll never give
      his permission on that basis!"  Nathan remarks, "Mrs. Collins, you
      underestimate my powers of persuasion".  Naomi tells him, "There was
      a time I liked you.  There was a time I would've been happy to see you
      marry Millicent".  Nathan remarks,  "I'm sorry it's in the past tense".
      Naomi continues, "I cannot like a man who has deceived Millicent and
      testified agaist Miss Winters!"  Nathan says, "I'm sorry about
      deceiving Millicent.  I was only doing my duty in testifying".
      Naomi tells him, "Millicent is ill.  Mentally.  If you really loved
      her, you'd wait".  Nathan refuses to wait.  Naomi says, "If you'll
      excuse me, I must speak to my husband!" and leaves. Nathan pours
      himself a drink.
         Joshua is still in his study, thinking.  He gets a pistol and
      puts it inside his coat.  Naomi comes into the room and says,
      "I must speak to you!"  Joshua replies, "I can't speak to you now".
      Naomi insists, "You must! It's urgent!  Is Lt. Forbes telling the 
      truth?  Are you going to give your consent to the marriage?", but  
      Joshua just says, "Not now, Naomi" and leaves.  Naomi pours herself a
         Nathan and Milllicent are talking in the foyer.  Millicent asks, 
      "And you actually persuaded Joshua to listen to you?"  Nathan replies,
      "He listened to me, all right".  Joshua comes out of his study into 
      the foyer.  Millicent calls out, "Cousin Joshua!", but Joshua just 
      tells her, "I can't talk to you right now, Millicent" and leaves. 
      Millicent asks, "Where could he be going to?"  Nathan replies, "Not 
      far.  To the old house".  Millicent asks, "The old house?  Why?"
      Nathan replies, "To think.  To make a decision.  When he comes back, 
      he'll have made that decision.  He will decide that you and I are to 
      be man and wife".
        Joshua goes into the old house.  Inside, he catches Ben just outside
      the cellar door, just having come upstairs and asks, "Stokes!  What 
      are you doing here?"  Ben replies, "Just checking around to make sure 
      everything's all right".  Joshua asks, "Who told you to do this?" 
      Ben replies, "No one.  I did it on my own".  Joshua asks, "Where is
      he?  Where's Barnabas?"  Ben replies, "You know where he is.  In the 
      mausoleum".  Joshua exclaims, "He's in this house!"  Ben says, "He's 
      dead!", but Joshua insists, "I know he's somewhere in this house and 
      so do you!  What were you doing down in the basement?  You're hiding 
      him down there, aren't you?"  Ben blurts out, "You can't go down 
      there! It's almost sunset!"  Joshua asks, "What's THAT supposed to 
      mean?"  Ben says, "Nothing".  Joshua orders, "Get out of here!"  Ben,
      unable to think of anything else to say, sadly replies, "All right" and
      goes outside the old house.  He looks and sees the the sun is just about
      to touch the horizon.
        Inside, Joshua goes down into the cellar, sees what's sitting there
      and exclaims, "A coffin?!"  The coffin begins to open.  It is being 
      opened by a hand curling out from inside the coffin, a hand wearing 
      a distinctive onyx ring.  Joshua, recognizing the ring, gasps, his 
      voice trembling, "Barnabas!  Barnabas!"   
      Episode 446
      Worldvision Rerun 234
      Tape Date: March 5, 1968 (ABC #51-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 11, 1968 Monday
      Writer:    Sam Hall
      Director:  John Sedwick

         Barnabas sits up in the coffin.  Joshua gasps, "It is true! It is
      true!" Barnabas asks,  "What is true, father?  What?" Joshua replies,
      "I don't know what is true.  I was in the room with you when you died.
      I listened for your heartbeat myself!  I sat by your cold body until
      they brought the coffin.  I went with them when they carried you
      the mausoleum.  This is a terrible nightmare!  I am imagining it!"
      Barnabas assures Joshua, "No. You are not, father".  Joshua asks,
      "Then, you live?"  Barnabas replies, "Yes".  Joshua asks, "How?"
      Barnabas replies, "Do not ask", but Joshua insists, "Why? I must
      know!", then suggests, "You never died!  The coma was so deep it
      was a mistake! Then why didn't you come to me? I don't understand".
      Barnabas tells his father, "Don't try to.  Go back to your own life.
      Forget you ever saw me.  I never wanted you to find me".  Joshua tells
      him, "I was not here by chance". Barnabas asks, "Did someone tell you
      I was here?  Ben?"  Joshua replies,  "No, not Ben.  You shall never find
      out how I found out about you.  There was a woman int he village,  Maude
      Browning. Then before that a Ruby Tate...."  Barnabas interrupts, "I
      know the names".  Joshua asks, "Is it true then?  You did kill them!
      What kind of a monster have you become?  How many others have you
      killed? Suki Forbes.  Did you kill her?"  Barnabas replies, "She was
      going to tell you and mother!"  Joshua sadly asks, "Did I teach you
      nothing?  A sense of honesty, at least?".  Barnabas replies, "You
      did, Father, you did!".  Joshuas asks, " What happened to it? If you
      couldn't think of me, at least you could think of your mother!"
      Barnabas replies, "I did!"  Joshua exclaims, "You thought of your
      Mother, and your solution was to murder again!?  You didn't care about
      the shame, the scandal?"  Barnabas says, "I did!"  Joshua continues,
      "You even attacked your own cousin last night!"  Barnabas, surprised,
      asks, "My cousin?  I don't know what you're talking about".  Joshua
      continues, "Don't lie to me. Millicent recognized your cane."  Barnabas
      protests, "I did no such thing, I swear!  I admitted everything else,
      why should I lie about Millincent?".  Joshua gasps, "So you do admit
      to all the rest!".  Barnabas explains,  I admit the killings because I
      am compelled to kill.  I tried to stop, but I could not.  I am under a
      curse."  Joshua, not believing this, asks, "Who believes in curses,
      who?"  Barnabas sadly replies,  Everyone who has to. Anyone who is under
      one!  I cannot help myself, Father!"  Joshua tells him, "You should have
      come to me!", but Barnabas replies, "There was nothing you could do! It
      was better that you thought me dead."  Joshua moans, "I would rather see
      you dead than the way your are now."  Barnabas replies,  "I would rather
      be dead!", then pauses and admits, "No, that is not true.  There must
      still be some terrible urge that makes me want to go on, even as I am."
      Joshua says, "I will take you to the authorities!", but Barnabas says,
      "No you won't. There will be a trial.  What would that do to Mother?
      Can you see her face when she sees me in the witness box admit that
      I am one of the living dead?"  Joshua replies, "I will take care of
      your mother".  He calls out, "Stokes!!", but Barnabas tells him, "He
      will not come until I call him, Father".  In a sad voice, he continues,
      "If you would forget I would not have to do this!"  He grabs Joshua
      by the throat and starts to strangle him, but quickly stops, finding
      that he cannot bear to do this.  Joshua exclaims, "You would kill
      even ME! You must have always had so much hate in you. No one could
      be filled with it so quickly!"  Barnabas tries to explain, "What I
      tried to do was make sure my mother never knew.  I will do anything
      for you, father, if you will promise me that she will think me dead".
      Joshua asks, "Do you really mean that?"  Barnabas replies, "Yes".
      Joshua tells him, "Then you know what you must do", and places his
      pistol on top of the coffin.  Barnabas asks, "Aren't you taking a
      chance, Father?"  Joshua replies. "Perhaps. But only one of us will
      leave this room alive. Which one of us will be for you to decide!"
      Barnabas says, "I cannot kill you, father, nor you me."  Joshua tells
      him,  If you have any sense of honor left, you will do what must be
        Uptairs, Naomi comes in through the front doors of the Old House
      and calls out, "Joshua, where are you?"
        Down in the cellar, Barnabas tells Joshua, "Father, I cannot do what
      you want."  Joshua asks, "Are you afraid?"  Barnabas replies, "No, Father.
      I can't, I just cant."
        Meanwhile, upstairs, Naomi calls out, "Joshua, I know you're here
        Down in the cellar, Barnabas gasps, "Mother!  She's upstairs!  You
      must go up and prevent her from coming down here!".  Joshua replies,
      "First, one thing.  You must find the strength to do what you must do.
      If not for your sake, then for ours!"
        Joshua goes up to the living room.  Naomi turns, sees him, and says,
      "Oh, you frigtened me!"  Joshua asks, "What are you doing here, Naomi?"
      Joshua, instead of answering, asks, "What are YOU doing here?".  Naomi
      replies, "Lt. Forbes told me you came here. Why?"  Joshua replies, "I
      walked to the old house. What is there to explain about that?"  Naomi
      replies, "You must have had a reason for coming here.  Lt. Forbes said
      you did".  Joshua points out, "He is a known liar!" then says, "There
      is no earthly reason we cannot contiunue this conversation on the way
      back to Collinwood".  Naomi asks, "Why are you in such a hurry to
      leave?"  Joshua lies, "I'm not.  It must be your imagination".  Naomi
      continues, "Why do you look so shaken?  What is this all about?"  Joshua
      lies, "Forbes told me he had seen a light here. I came here to
      investigate, that's all."  Suddenly, there's a banging noise.  Naomi
      asks, "What was that? A door? Why would a door slam in an empty house.
      Joshua replies, "The wind?"  Naomi says, "It sounded like a door to
      me" and asks, "Is there someone here you don't want me to know about?"
      Joshua tells Naomi, "Come on, Naomi!", and tries to pull her to the
      door.  Naomi says,  "Joshua, I think you're frightened!".  Joshua
      lies, "I'm tired, Naomi. It has been a strenous day".  Naomi says,"
      "I know how hard it has been for you.  Maybe there is a way I can help
      you".  Joshua replies, "There is a way you can help me."  Naomi asks,
      "By letting you take me home?"  Joshua replies, "Yes".  Naomi says, "All
      right, Joshua. I've never know anyon who could take his privacy as
      seriously as you".  Joshua begs, "Naomi, Please..."  Naomi remarks,
      "You wonder why I feel alone. You never think of me."  Joshua protests.
      "I do!"  Naomi asks, "When do you think of me?"  Joshua replies, "I'm
      thinking of you now!" and takes her away.
         At Collinwood, Nathan Forbes is alone in the drawing room, enjoying
      himself immensely.  He hears the front doors open and close, then
      the voices of Joshua and Naomi speaking.  Joshua is saying, "There's
      nothing wrong. It's your imagination!".  Naomi asks, "Where are you
      going?"  Joshua replies, "To the yards."  Naomi asks, "At this time of
      night?"  Joshua replies, "I have business to do".  Naomi asks, "Why
      didn't you do it earlier?"  Joshua explains, "I didn't think of it
      earlier".  Naomi protests, "But you're tired!" Nathan comes out into
      the foyer and butts in, "One is never too tired for business!"  Naomi
      asks, "Lieutenant Forbes, what are you still doing here?"  Forbes
      replies, "I'm sorry. I promised Mr. Collins I'd wait for him. We have
      some unfinished business".  He remarks on how much he enjoys the comforts
      of Collinwood, then says, "I've taken the liberty of pouring myself a
      brandy, if you don't mind.  Would you like one?"  Joshua grumbles, "I
      am not used to my own guests offerning me the hospitality of my own
      house, sir!"  Nathan replies, "I'm sorry, Sir. That was forward of me.
      Have you come to a decision yet?"  Naomi looks puzzled.  Nathan explains
      to her, "Mr. Collins is reconsidering his feelings.  I've made it
      clear to him how much Millicent and I want to get married".  He turns
      to Joshua and asks, "Are you willing to give us your blessings now,
      Sir?"  Joshua replies, "My blessings, no. But if Millicent insists on
      this marriage, I will not stand in her way".  Naomi, totally shocked,
      exclaims, "Joshua!"  Nathan promises, "Thank you sir, you will not regret
      this."  He asks Naomi to bring Millicent down so he can tell her the
      good news".  Naomi tells him, "Tomorrow will be time enough for that,
      sir.", but Nathan insists that she bring Millicent down immediately.
      Naomi, insulted, exclaims, "I'm not in the habit of being ordered around
      in my own house!", but Joshua tells her, "Naomi, would you please bring
      Millicent down here".  Naomi, shocked, exclaims, "Joshua!"  Joshua begs,
      "Please..."  Naomi finally relents, "If you wish".  Nathan says, "Thank
      you so much, Mrs. Collins," but Naomi replies, "Lt. Forbes, I am doing
      this because my husband asked me to, not you".  She remarks, "I trust
      you will not stay unnecessarily long".  Nathan replies, "Only ask long
      as Millicent wants me to".  Naomi goes upstairs to get Millincent.
      Nathan asks Joshua, "How did you find your son.  Is he well?" Joshua
      angrily replies, "I do not intend to talk about this with you!"
      Nathan remarks, "We will be seeing a lot of each other soon".  Joshua
      promises, "I shall take care that does not happen!"  Nathan "reminds"
      him, "Mr. COllins, I distinctly remember you offering to let Millicent
      and I stay in the West Wing until we found a place of our own".
      Joshua explodes, "I never made any such promise!"  Nathan calmly
      continues, "If you didn't, Then it must have been an oversight."
      Joshua reiterates, "I will not have you living under the same roof!"
      Nathan asks, "You did not tell Mrs. Collins who was in the old house?"
      Joshua replies, "I did not, and if you do..."  Nathan interrupts,
      "There will be no need to tell her if everything goes as I think it
      will".  He asks, "Will it?"  Joshua, looking defeated, nods.
      Nathan continues, "We won't be here very long.  We'll be going
      on a long voyage.  I'm going to be taking Milllicent on the grand
      tour.  Millicent's always wanted to see Europe".  Joshua sarcastically
      remarks, "Since it'll be her money that'll be paying for it, that is
      extremely considerate of you", then says, "Now excuse me. I trust you
      will not tell Mrs. Collins where I am going this time. Good night,
        Joshua goes to the old house and goes down into the cellar.  Barnabas
      says to him, "I am here, father."  Joshua sadly notes, "You couldn do
      it".  Barnabas relies, "I told you that".  Joshua remarks, "You were
      never a coward before!".  Barnabas replies, "And I am not one now".
      Joshua reminds him, "'By your acts you shall be known'.  I taught
      you that when you were a child.  Have you forgotten it?"  Barnabas
      replies, "No, I haven't forgotten, Father. My memory is the one thing
      I still have left.  The curse, Father!  I can not destroy myself!
      Don't you understand?"  Joshua replies, "You have given me nothing I
      can understand!"  Barnabas explains, "Your gun cannot kill me, is that
      plain enough? It cannot!"  Joshua says, "You are trying to escape!"
      Barnabas replies, "Yes.  Let me escape.  Where is Ben.  I need him."
      Joshua moans, "I am to release you, to let you murder?  Why? How can
      I let you do this? How?"  Barnabas explains, "Because I am a vampire!
      I must have blood!"  Joshua moans, "More madness! There is no such
      things as vampires!"  Barnabas points out, "I am proof that there are!",
      but Joshua continues, "Only in books! In tales written by the ignorant
      and superstitious!"  Barnabas begs, "Let me escape,  I have told you
      everything now!  I am helpless!  I am compelled to do what I must do!"
      Joshua moans, "My son! My son!  Does nothing I taught you mean anything
      to you?" Barnabas sadly replies, "No, nothing you taught me means anything
      to me now.  I am only aware of your pain.  Let me escape.  It is the
      only chance any of us has.  I have become an animal. Every instinct in
      me now is to kill!  Everything about me has changed!  I am no longer
      your son." Joshua says, "Barnabas..."  Barnabas replies, "Yes?"  Joshua
      continues, "I must do this. I must.  Forgive me. Forgive me, dear son!"
      He raises the pistol, aims it at Barnabas' heart, and shoots...
      Episode 447
      Worldvision Rerun 235
      Tape Date: March 6, 1968 (ABC #52-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 12, 1968 Tuesday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  Lela Swift

         But the bullet has absolutely no effect on Barnabas. Joshua is
      shocked.  He gasps, "I don't understand! I shot you in the chest!"
      Barnabas replies, "Now you know why I would not destroy myself.  It
      cannot be done".  Joshua exclaims, "You should be dead!"  Barnabas
      replies, "Don't you understand? What I have been trying to tell you
      all along is that I am already dead!".  Joshua gasps, "What has happened
      to you is incomprehensible! It defies all reason!  You cannot go on
      forever in the state you're in!"  Barnabas replies, "I have no choice
      in the matter.  There is no way for me to change what I have become".
      Joshua moans, "I don't believe that!  There has to be a way!", but
      Barnabas replies, "There isn't!"  Joshua reasons, "If it is possible
      for one to be cursed, then it is is also possible for one to be released
      from a curse".  Barnabas replies, "Even if it were, Angelique would never
      let it happen".  Joshua asks, "Angelique?  What does she have to do with
      this?"  Barnabas tells him, "She is responsible for all the evil that
      has happened in our lives.  She wanted me for herself, and she got me,
      using all the powers at her command.  Jeremiah's death, Josette, Sarah,
      she was responsible for all of it".  Joshua asks, "You mean to tell me
      that Angelique is the witch?"  Barnabas replies, " Yes".  Joshua asks,
      "How long have you known this?"  Barnabas replies, "I found out a few
      days after our marriage."  Joshua asks, "Why didn't you tell anyone
      this?"  Barnabas explains, "She warned me that if I told anyone her
      secret, she would destroy the whole family."  Joshua asks, "I see.
      And the wrong person is being tried for Witchcraft.  Miss Winters
      is innocent".  Barnabas replies, "Completely".  Joshua promises, "I
      will see that the girl is released."  Barnabas asks, "How?"  Joshua
      replies, "How?  Tell the court the truth, of course!".  Barnabas
      points out, "You can't very well do that without telling them about
      me!"  Joshua admits he cannot do that.  Barnabas again asks what
      he will do.  Joshua replies, "I will find someone to give you peace,
      someone who can release this curse". Barnabas asks, "Who?"  Joshua
      replies, "I don't know. I will send for the Reverend Trask."  Barnabas
      tells him, "The Reverend Trask is dead".  Joshua asks, "Dead?! Did
      you..."  Barnabas replies, "Yes".  Joshua moans, "I can't believe
      this is really happening!!!  Tell me, did you also kill Abigail?"
      Barnabas replies, "No, She was dead before I laid a hand on her. her
      heart failed".  Joshua exclaims, "But you would have killed her!  I
      cannot let you go on like this.  You are going with me, until I find
      a way to put you to rest forever...."  Barnabas asks, "Go with you?
      Where?"  Joshua replies, "Back to Collinwood.  I will put you in the
      tower room. I will keep you there until I can find some help for you".
      Barnabas growls, "I will not be confined by your or anyone else!"
      Joshua tells him sternly, "I can't let you roam the countryside kililng
      like an animal!  You will come with me!"  Barnabas refuses, "I said no!"
      Joshua tells him, "Then it will be necessary for you to kill me after
      all. Because if I leave this room alive, I will not keep your secret,
      Barnabas".  Barnabas asks, "Who will you tell?"  Joshua replies, "Your
      mother".  Barnabas gasps, "You can't do that!"  Joshua replies, "The
      choice is yours, not mine. If you want to protect your mother, you
      will either kill me, or you will put yourself under my charge.  There
      is no third way.  Make up your mind, Barnabas!"
         Meanwhile, back at Collinwood, young Daniel Collins comes down the
      stairs into the foyer calling, "Millicent, whre are you?"  From inside
      the drawing room, Millicent answers, "In here, Daniel".  Daniel comes
      into the drawing room.  Millicent asks, "What's wrong?  You look so
      frightened!"  Daniel explains, "I knocked at the door to your room.
      There was no answer.  I thought you had gone away!".  Millicent assures
      him, "Daniel, I would never go away without telling you!"  Daniel
      explains, "I guess I was just afraid.  I had a dream that I was the only
      person in the house".  Millicent tells him, "Well, you can see now you're
      not alone, can't you?"  Daniel continues, "I never used to have bad
      dreams, until I came here".  There's the sound of a large lightning bolt.
      Millicent tells him, "It's just the storm.  It's nothing to be afraid
      of", but Daniel replies, "No, it's everything about this house, and
      everything's that's happened to everyone who lives her".   Outside,
      dogs start howlling.  Daniel exclaims, "Listen!"  Millicen asks, "What
      is it?"  Daniel asks, "Can't you hear it?"  Millicent asks, "You mean
      the dogs howling?"  Daniel replies, "Yes.  Everytime something bad's
      going to happen, those dogs start to howl".   Millicent tells him,
      "What I think you need is a change of scenery.  I wasn't going to tell
      you until later, but maybe it would be best for me to tell you now.
      I'm going to get married".  Daniel asks, "To Lieutenant Forbes?"
      Millicent replies, "Yes.  I'm going to be very happy, and I want you
      to be very happy, too, Daniel."  Daniel replies, "I like Lt. Forbes.
      He's been very nice to me".  Naomi comes into the room and asks,
      "Daniel, what are you doing up so late?"  Millicent explains, "He
      couldn't sleep".   Daniel tells Naomi, "But I feel all right now".
      Naomi tells hin to go to bed.  He leaves.  Naomi asks Millicent
      about her marriage, asks, "Are you sure you want to go on with
      this?"  Millicent replies, "I've never been sure of anything in
      my life".  Naomi voices some doubts about Nathan, "Are you sure he
      loves you, or is it your money?"  Millicent replies, "I have a
      way of proving his sincerety".  Naomi asks, "How?"  Millicent replies,
      "I am going into town tomorrow and have my attorney put every penny
      in Daniel's name".  Naomi asks, "Are you sure you should take such
      a drastic step?"  Millicent replies, "Nathan will be able to support
      me".  Naomi asks, "Have you discussed this with him?"  Millicent
      replies, "No".  Naomi tells her, "I don't like the man, but you
      are getting married to him tomorrow. Don't you think you should
      tell him?"  Millicent replies, "No, I already know my money makes
      no difference to him.  He told me a long time ago I could renounce
      my fortune and he would still love me!".  The clock strikes the
      hour.  Millicent excuses herself and goes upstairs to bed.
        Joshua comes in through the front doors and asks, "Naomi, have you
      seen Ben?"  Naomi replies, "Not since this afternoon".  Joshua
      explains, "There's something I need to speak to him about".
      Naomi tells him, "I think it's more important you talk to me.
      What's wrong, Joshua?"  Joshua lies, "There is nothing wrong with me".
      Naomi continues, "I am not blind, Joshua. Something's made you change
      your attitude about Lt. Forbes".  Joshua lies, "I don't know what
      you're talking about".  Naomi explains, "When you found out they
      were going to marry, you were enraged".  Joshua explains, "Millicent
      is of age. She would have married with or without my approval.  So
      I gave them to her".  Naomi points out, "But you still could have
      stopped the marriage if you had wanted to".  Joshua replies, "I don't
      want to. The marriage will take place tomorrow!".  Naomi asks, "Why
      did you go to the Old House after talking to Lt. Forbes?"  Joshua
      lies, "I felt like taking a walk, and I happened to walk in the direction
      of the old house."  Naomi asks, "Then why did you take your pistol?
      Did you feel endangered?   Something happened, something that almost
      destroyed you, and I want to know what it is.  For some strange reason,
      I have the feeling it has somehting to do with Barnabas".  Joshua
      says, "That is absurd!" and leaves, refusing to discuss the subject
         Later, Joshua surreptitiously takes Barnabas to the tower room.
      Barnabas asks, "Do you really believe I can stay here?"  Joshua
      replies, "You must.  You have no choice".  Barnabas points out, "My
      needs are different from those of ordinary humans.  When the time
      comes for me to feed, the impulse will be impossible to resist".
      Joshua tells him, "You must resist it with all you will!".  Barnabas
      asks, "You have found Ben?"  Joshua replies, "Yes. All the arrangements
      have been made.  You will have everthing here as it is in the Old House".
      Barnabas tells him, "I must have it by morning."  Joshua assures him
      he will.  Barnabas asks, "What will you do if someone happens to
      discover me?"  Joshua replies, "No one ever comes to the tower room".
      Barnabas replies, "I see.  Has it ever occured to you the risk you
      are taking by doing this?  She has already prevented me from ending
      curse once.  She will do the same when she finds out what you are
      trying to do".  Joshua asks, "You mean Angelique? You told me she was
      dead!"  Barnabas replies, "I told you I killed her. I never said she
      was dead. She is still with us, and she will never allow the curse
      to be broken".  Joshua tells him, "My first responsibility is to take
      care of you.  I will deal with the witch, if and when it becomes
      necessary".  He leaves the tower room, closing the door behind him and
      locking it.
         Meanwhile, downstairs in the drawing room, Naomi has gone to
      the window, opened it, and is looking out, a quizzical look on her
      face. Joshua comes down, sees Naomi looking out the window and tells
      her, "Naomi, it's late.  Haven't you gone to bed?"  Naomi replies,
      "I couldn't sleep" and asks, "Were you in the tower room just now?"
      Joshua lies, "No, why?"  Naomi replies, "Because there was light up
      there". Joshua assures her, "There couldn't be".   Naomi insists,
      "But I saw a candle in the tower!".  Joshua tells her sternly, "Well,
      If you saw anything, it must have been your imagination because you
      know as well as I..."  Naomi tries to interrupt, "It wasn't my
      imagination!", but Joshua states, with finality, "You know as well
      as I do that no one has ever used that tower, and it was not used
      tonight!" and closes the window.
      Episode 448
      Worldvision Rerun 236
      Tape Date: March 7, 1968 (ABC #53-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 13, 1968 Wednesday
      Writer:    Ron Sproat
      Director:  Lela Swift

         It is the morining of the wedding.  Milllicent tells Joshua
      that she thought she saw lights and shadows in the tower room
      windows last night.  Joshua lies, "I saw them too.  It was a
      trick of the moonlight reflecting off the glass".  They discuss
      the upcoming marriage.  Joshua asks, "I trust you haven't told
      him you've signed all your money over to Daniel yet?"  Millicent
      confidently says, "It will make no difference to him.  This will
      prove his strength of character!" Daniel comes into room and
      announces that Lt. Forbes is here.  Nathan comes into the room.
      Naomi comes in right after him and asks why he's here. Nathan
      explains, "It's such a nice day today after that storm we had
      last night I felt like dropping by".  Naomi starts to take
      Millicent away, saying the bride and groom shouldn't see one
      another before the wedding.  Millicent, thinking, says to Joshua,
      "There WAS a storm last night!  There was NO moon!  It couldn't
      have been the reflection...", but Joshua cuts her short,"You're
      keeping Naomi waiting!", and pushes her off.  Naomi and Millicent
      leave.  Nathan remarks, "So, Millicent saw a light in the tower".
      Joshua angrily replies, "There was no light in the tower!  She
      is overimaginative!"  Nathan says, "I was just curious".  Joshua
      explodes, "I'm not interested in your curiosity!  Is that clear?"
      Nathan replies, "My curiousity is no longer aroused.  It is
      satisfied!  We shall meet at the wedding!" and leaves.
         The wedding has taken place and everyone has returned to
      Collinwood, sitting in the drawing room enjoying glasses of
      champagne.  Naomi remarks, "Joshua, I believe it is customary
      to toast the bride and groom".  Joshua replies, "Yes, it is
      customary".  Nathan offers the toast, "I'd like to toast to the
      woman who made me the happiest man on earth, Mrs. Nathan Forbes!"
      Everyone drinks to that.  Nathan thanks Joshua and Naomi, "Thank
      you for letting us stay at Collinwood.  I'd like to announce that
      I've resigned from the Navy.  In a few weeks, I'll have more time
      for my wife.  I plan on taking her on a trip around the globe!"
      Millicent starts to look worried and says, "Let's talk about this
      some other time".  Nathan remarks, "It seems that my new wife
      has some ideas of her own!".  Joshua smiles evilly and says,
      "Indeed it does!".  Naomi and Millicent leave.  Joshua says to
      Nathan, "I do not want to intrude on the prerogrative of your
      wife, but you will indeed see that she has made plans of her
      own!" and leaves.
         Nathan remains in the drawing room sipping champagne, gloating
      over how his plans have worked out so well.  Daniel comes into the
      room and asks, "Why is Cousin Joshua so angry?  I just saw him
      storming up the stairs.  He has nothing to be angry about.  He
      couldn't be angry about you marrying Millicent.  You're already
      married.  And it couldn't be about the money".  Nathan asks,
      "The money?"  Daniel continues, "My sister's money".  Nathan
      lies, "I'm not interested in your sister's money".  Daniel says,
      "I know.  You proved that my marrying her even though she signed
      over all her money to me.  She has no money now.  Now no one
      has any reason not to like you at all, not even Cousin Joshua."
      Nathan replies, "I'm not angry - with your cousin Joshua!" and
      storms off.
         Millicent is in her room crying.  Daniel comes in and asks,
      "Why are you crying?"  Millicent replies, "Please go away!",
      but Daniel continues, "Why are you so unhappy?  I thought
      that people were happy on their wedding day".  Millicent
      continues to cry and repeats, "Leave me alone!".  Daniel asks,
      "Did the Lieutenant make you cry?"  Millicent tells him, "Daniel,
      that's none of your concern!  Now go away!"  Daniel continues,
      "Is it because he went into town?"  Millicent replies, "I know
      he'll come back!  I know it!"  Daniel asks, "Is it because you
      gave all your money to me?  You can have it back if you want".
      Millicent replies, "No. I want to be left alone.  Please go".
      Daniel leaves.
         The clock in the foyer reads 7:05.  Nathan finally returns.
      Naomi confronts him.  Nathan lies, "I had some errands to run in
      town.  I didn't think it would take me this long".  Naomi tells
      him, "You've been drinking!  I can tell!  If you plan to hurt
      Millicent..."  Nathan interrupts, "Mrs. Collins, that room, that
      room at the top of the tower...", but is interrupted by Daniel
      coming into the room saying, "Cousin Naomi, Millicent is in her
      room crying".  Naomi leaves to see Millicent.  Nathan promies
      Daniel that he'll go talk to Millicent.  Daniel tells him,
      "I don't want anything to happen to her mind.  She still has to
      handle my money for me until I'm of age.  If something happens
      to her, who will take care of my money?"  Nathan, looking like
      he's just gotten an idea, replies, "I'm going to look after her
      carefully, very very carefully!
         Nathan goes up to Millicent.  Millicent complains, "How could
      you leave me on our wedding day?"  Nathan lies, "I wanted to get
      a gift for you".  Millicent complains, "You don't love me!"
      Nathan replies, "I do!  What can I do to prove it to you?"
      Millicent tells him, "There is a way, but I'm afraid of losing
      you..."  Nathan assures her, "You're not going to lose me!"
      Millicent tells him, "I went to see my lawyer.  I have no money!
      I've signed it all over to my brother Daniel!"  Nathan laughs
      at this.  Millicent says, "I don't understand..."  Nathan tells
      her, "Now neither of us will ever have to worry about the money
      again!  We can just love one another!  Now go make yourself pretty
      and we can go down to dinner!"  While she is not looking, he steals
      one of her earrings from a table. Millicent looks out the window
      and sees the light in the tower again. She tells Nathan about it,
      saying she also saw it earlier, but Joshua told her it must be
      her imagaination. Nathan looks and tells her he sees no light.
      Millicent tells him she does see the light and becomes hysterical,
      saying she fears what might be there. Nathan gets a gleam in his
      eyes. He obviously has a plan...
      Episode 449
      Worldvision Rerun 237
      Tape Date: March 8, 1968 (ABC #54-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 14, 1968 Thursday
      Writer:    Sam Hall
      Director:  Lela Swift

      (Missed.  Earlier synopses follows).
            Natalie comes to the Old House, Joshua having sent her a letter
        asking her to come. He takes her to the old house and tells her
        about Barnabas and Angelique and asks her help in lifting the
        curse. She tells him she cannot, that he has greatly overestimated
        her powers. She tells him the best she can do is send a telepathic
        message which will cause someone who CAN lift the curse to come.
        She warns that this will be dangerous, as the person who comes
        may be either friend or foe. As they are about to leave, they see
        the portrait of Josette above the mantel turn into Angelique and
        realize she must've been here and heard every word they've said
        and will try to stop them.
           Having been told by Natalie that Collinwood must be completely
        empty except for her and him, Joshua convinces everyone to go into
        town to listen to a speech by the governor. He tells them he cannot
        go because of his gout.
           Nathan and Millicent, however, have not gone. Nathan tells
        Millicent that she must conquer her fears. Millicent refuses,
        but Nathan coerces her into going by saying their future together
        depends on this. Finally, she agrees to go to the tower room.
           Thinking that everyone has left, Joshua and Natalie start their
        mini-seance in the drawing room. Nathan listens at the door.
        He makes a noise. Joshua opens the door, finds Nathan in the foyer
        and asks him what he's doing there. Nathan replies that he cannot
        find Millicent. Joshua tells him that she's probably in the coach
        with Naomi and tells him if he hurries maybe he can catch it too.
        Nathan leaves. Natalie and Joshua resume their seance.
           Meanwhile, Millicent goes to the tower room. She unlocks the
        door and goes inside. Barnabas grabs her and she becomes hysterical.
        She sees the coffin and becomes even more hysterical. Barnabas tells
        her he will let her go if she promises that she will not tell anyone
        she saw him. She hysterically screams that she cannot promise that.
        Barnabas tells her she has left him no choice and bites her.
           Natalie and Joshua sit in the drawing room, awaiting the results
        of their seance. The candle goes out. They go out into the foyer.
        The candles there go out too. Natalile hears footsteps.  The front
        doors open, revealing an old woman dressed completely in black.
        She comes in and says, "YOU have sent for me. But the man you have
        sent for me to see, that man is already gone."
       Episode 450
       Worldvision Rerun 238
       Tape Date: March 1, 1968 (ABC #55-DRK-68)
       Air Date:  March 15, 1968 Friday
       Writer:    Sam Hall
       Director:  Lela Swift

       (Missed.  Earlier synopses follows)
          The old woman tells them there is no one under a curse in the
         house, but that there IS madness, and that it is a woman, not a
         man locked upstairs. She sees Barnabas' portrait and says that
         she can sense that that is the man under the curse. Joshua goes
         up to the tower room to investigate and finds Millicent locked
         in there. He finds that she has two holes in her neck and is
         totally insane. He goes back downstairs and tells the women about
         Millicent. He tells Natalie to take Millicent to her room and take
         care of her.
            Joshua asks the old woman if she knows where Barnabas is. The
         old woman replies that she does not, but tells him that she can
         send him a telepathic message and summon him.
            Barnabas is at the docks, about to attack a woman. Suddenly,
         a ghostly light appears, and Barnabas hears the old woman's
         voice telling him he must follow the light.
            Joshua and the old woman are in the tower room, awaiting
         Barnabas. The old woman announces, "He is here." The door opens.
         Barnabas steps into the room. The old woman conducts a ceremony
         to try to remove the curse. As she is doing so, Angelique
         starts to speak through Barnabas. She tells the old woman that
         she will kill her if she tries to remove the curse. Suddenly,
         Barnabas, possessed by Angelique, grabs the old woman by the
         throat and starts to strangle her.
       Episode 451
       Worldvision Rerun 239
       Tape Date: March 12, 1968 (ABC #56-DRK-68)
       Air Date:  March 18, 1968 Monday
       Writer:    Ron Sproat
       Director:  Lela Swift

       (Missed.  Earlier synopses follows).

            Joshua manages to pull Barnabas off the old woman. Barnabas
         lapses into unconciousness. The old woman tells Joshua that she is
         afraid fo Angelique's power and refuses to continue. Barnabas
         regains conciousness briefly and moans, "I see a vision of a town
         gripped in terror...and I see the cause. Me!" in a very pitiful
         tone, then lapses into unconciousness again. Hearing this, the
         old woman decides to try again. She tells Joshua they must
         go to the house of the curse, the old house. From her window
         Millicent sees them going to the old house.
            At the old house, before beginning the ceremony, the old woman
         tells Joshua that it is imperative that she not be disturbed or
         she is doomed. Joshua tells her there is no one there but them
         and she need no worry. She begins the ceremony.
            Back at Collinwood, Nathan and Naomi return and find Millicent
         deranged. Millicent does not remember she is now married to Nathan
         and babbles on about having Barnabas avenger her honor by killing
         him. However, when Millicent mentions having seen the light in the
         tower and finding Barnabas in the tower room and seeing Joshua
         taking Barnabas to the old house, Naomi thinks there might be some
         truth to what she is saying, and, over Nathan's objections, leaves
         to go there.
            Naomi knocks at the door of the old house, disturbing the
         ceremony. Joshua opens the door and orders her to go back to
         Collinwood, promising to explain later. The ceremony disturbed,
         Angelique's power prevails over the old woman, and the old woman
         goes up in flames.
      Episode 452
      Worldvision Rerun 240
      Tape Date: March 13, 1968 (ABC #57-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 19, 1968 Tuesday
      Writer:    Ron Sproat
      Director:  John Sedwick

         The clock in the foyer reads 2:00.  Joshua finally comes home.
      Naomi confronts him.  He asks, "Are you alone?" She replies, "Yes"
      He tells her, "Good.  We must have complete privacy".  Naomi asks,
      "Are you going to tell me what you were doing at the old house?  I
      demand to know!"  Joshua asks, "Why did YOU go to the old house?"
      Naomi replies, "Because of something Millicent said."  She tells
      Joshua what Millicent said.  Naomi points out, "Millicent is not
      coherent!", but Naomi insists, "There's something going on there.
      I think you're keeping something from me there and I think I know
      what it is.  Barnabas is alive!"  Joshua exclaims, "Barnabas alive?!
      Naomi, you saw Barnabas when he died.  How can you say that?"  Naomi
      replies, "Because Millicent said she saw him!"  Joshua protests,
      "Millicent is mad!"  Naomi retorts, "But I'm not.  She said she saw
      a light in the tower room.  So did I!  You were lying!"  Joshua
      replies, "I wasn't lying.  Perhaps I was mistaken.  Perhaps one of
      the servants was in there.  But it is insane to think that Barnabas
      is alive and in the tower just because you saw a light in there".
      Naomi says, "But I heard his voice at the old house!"  Joshua tells
      her, "Naomi, look at me!  Barnabas is dead."  Naomi asks, "Are you
      saying I'm imagining things?"  Joshua replies, "You are".  Naomi
      insists, "I didn't imagine the voices!  You weren't alone at the
      old house!"  Joshua admits, "No, I wasn't.  I was with a woman named
      Bathia Mapes".  Naomi asks, "Who?"  Joshua excplains, "A woman who
      claimed to have the power to remove curses."  Naomi asks, "Curses?"
      Joshua explains, "I'm beginning to think that this family is under a
      curse".  Naomi asks, "You believe Miss Winters is a witch and put a
      curse on this family?"  Joshua replies, "No, I believe the witch
      is Angelique".  He explains that he believes so because of Ben's
      testimony.  Naomi points out, "But you didn't believe him before.
      What's happened to change your mind?"  Joshua replies, "Nothing.
      I've just thought about it.  Bathia Mapes tried to remove the curse.
      But unfortunately, her attempt failed.  I must try to help Miss
      Winters".  Naomi asks, "How?"  Joshua replies, "I'll talk to Judge
      Hanley".  Naomi tells him, "You'd better hurry.  The execution is
      scheduled for dusk tomorrow evening.  You seem changed.  I believe
      there's a great deal you're keeping from me".  Joshua tells her,
      "I've told you all you need to know.  It's best for your sake as well
      as for mine".
         Vicky is in her cell at the gaol.  A jailer lets Peter in.
      Vicky exclaims, "Peter!"  Peter asks, "Are you all right?"  Vicky
      replies, "Yes.  I thought I'd never see you again!  It's been so
      long! It seems like it's been a hundred years!"  Vicky asks, "Did
      you find Trask?"  Peter replies, "No".  Vicky says, "But the innkeeper
      said he'd returned to Salem".  Peter tells her, "But when I got to
      Salem, no one there had seen him.  I stopped at several inns on the
      way back, and there's no trace of him".   Vicky asks, "What could've
      happened to him?"  Peter remarks, "It's as if he's vanished off the
      face of the earth".  Vicky asks, "What are we going to do?"  Peter
      replies, "We'll have to think of something".  Vicky asks, "And if we
      can't?"  Peter assures her, "Don't worry. I'll think of something".
      The guard unlocks the door and lets Joshua in.  Vicky, surprised, asks,
      "Mr. Collins?"  Peter asks, "What are you doing here, Mr. Collins?"
      Joshua replies, "I came to apoligize to Miss Winters".  Vicky asks,
      "Apoligize?"  Joshua replies, "I was wrong about you.  I've come
      to realize you are innocent of the charges against you".  Vicky
      reminds him, "But you were always so certain before".  Joshua replies,
      "I've changed my mind".  Peter asks, "Why?"  Joshua replies, "I've
      thought over Stokes' testimony.  I'm going to help Miss Winters.
      Judge Handley will be here in a few minutes.  I'm going to ask him
      for a stay of execution and a new trial".  Vicky exclaims, "Mr.
      Collins,  Thank you!  Thank you!"  Joshua assures her, "I'll do
      whatever I can for you.  I only hope it's enough".  After Joshua
      leaves, Vicky asks Peter, "Do you really think Judge Handley will 
      listen to him?"  Peter replies, "If he'll listen to anyone, he'll 
      listen to Joshua Collins.  Before he came, I thought only a miracle 
      could save us.  This may be that miracle."
         Joshua and Peter meet Judge Handley in a conference room.  Joshua
      asks for a stay of execution and a new trial.  Judge Handley asks,
      "Why? Do you have new evidence?"  Joshua replies, "No".  Judge Handley
      asks, "Then why ask?"  Joshua replies, "I now think Miss Winters is 
      innocent".  The judge asks why, but Joshua is evasive and only replies 
      that he's thought about it and changed his mind.  The judge points out,
      "But you have no new evidence".  Peter reminds him about the note
      from Trask, but the judge dismisses it, "It was a note that SEEMED
      to be in Trask's handwriting".  Joshua reminds him about Ben's testimony
      that Angelique was the witch. The judge replies that Stokes seemed
      mentally unstable.  Joshua asks, "What can I say to you? What can I 
      say to stop the execution?"  The judge replies, "You must have a new 
      witness, someone who can testify to seeing Angelique Collins perform 
      acts of witchraft.  Can you produce such a witness?"  Joshua replies, 
      "No".  The judge announces, "Then I'm afraid I cannot help you.  The 
      sentence of the court must be carried out.  Victoria Winters will be 
         Peter and Joshua return to the cell and tell Vicky what happened.
      Vicky exclaims, "He wouldn't listen?"  Peter tells her, "No".  Vicky 
      moans, "Oh, Peter!"  Joshua sadly says, "I did all I could".  Vicky
      replies,  "I know".  Joshua says a sad, "Goodbye" and leaves.  Peter
      tells Vicky, "There's still a few minutes.  That miracle could
      still happen."  The jailer tells Peter, "You'll have to leave now".
      Peter replies, "In a minute".  The jailer orders, "Now!"  Vicky tells
      Peter, "Peter, you have to go".  Peter replies, "I can't.  I love you"
      Vicky tells him, "You'll only make it worse for me".  Peter tells Vicky,
      "Vicky, I love you, and I'll always love you. Remember that".  The jailer
      angrily orders, "Come on!"
         The jailer takes Peter outside into the front room.  He turns and
      writes something on a ledger.  As he is writing, Peter looks at the
      gun on the jailer's belt, pauses for a second, then grabs it.  The
      jailer exclaims, "What are you doing?  You're not going to get away 
      with this!"  Peter orders, "Give me those keys!"  The jailer gives 
      them to him.  Peter orders, "Take me back to that cell.  If you call 
      for help or do anything, I'm going to kill you, understand?"  The 
      jailer nods.  They return to Vicky's cell.  Peter opens the door and 
      goes inside, the jailer with him, at gunpoint.  Vicky exclaims, 
      "Peter!  You can't do this!"  Peter replies, "I can't let them  hang 
      you!  Here, take this gun while I tie and gag him.  If he tries 
      anything, shoot him".  Vicky takes the gun, but as Peter tries to 
      tie the jailer up, the jailer fights with him.  In the struggle, the 
      gun goes of.  Peter finally manages to knock the jailer out.  He looks 
      at Vicky and exclaims, "Vicky!", noticing that she has been hit in the
      left arm.  He tells her, "Vicky! They must have heard us! We've got to 
      get out of here!"  They leave the cell and go to the front door, Peter
      helping the injured Vicky, but hear the sounds of a crowd outside.  
      They head for the back door instead.
      Episode 453
      Worldvision Rerun 241
      Tape Date: March 14, 1968 (ABC #58-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 20, 1968 Wednesday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  John Sedwick

         Vicky and Peter are in the woods.  Vicky sits down on a log.
      Peter warns her, "The woods will be full of search parties any
      minute!", but Vicky replies, "I've got to rest".  Peter tells her, 
      "We've got to get to the old house.  If we can make it there, we'll 
      be safe.  For a little while, at least".
         Nathan Forbes is in the drawing room at Collinwood, pouring
      himself a drink.  Daniel comes downstairs and into the drawing room
      and says, "I've got to talk to you. I want you to tell me what's
      happened to my sister!"  Nathan replies, "Nothing's happened to 
      your sister".  Daniel asks, "Then why can't I see her?"  Nathan 
      replies, "Millicent isn't feeling well".  Daniel saks, "Then why is 
      she locked in her room like a prisoner?  I was just up there and
      Riggs was guarding the door".  Nathan replies, "He's just there in 
      case she needs something".  Daniel points out, "He told me he was not 
      to let her leave".  Nathan replies, "The doctor told us it was best 
      to keep her alone for a few days".  Daniel asks, "Why?  I'm worried 
      about my sister!  I want to see her!"  Nathan warns him, "She might 
      not recognize you".  Daniel protests, "But I'm her brother!"  Nathan
      explains, "Something has happened to her mind.  She's no longer a 
      rational person.  She's getting the best therapy, but the doctor's 
      not very hopeful."  Daniel asks, "Are you trying to tell me she's 
      crazy?  She was all right the day before yesterday!  She told
      me her plans!  She told me we were going back to New York, where
      we were happy!"  Nathan replies, "I'm afraid all those plans have 
      changed".  Daniel asks, "We're going to stay here?"  Nathan replies, 
      "Yes".   Daniel tells him, "I don't want to stay here".  Nathan replies,
      "You don't have any choice".  Daniel says,  "I'll talke to Cousin 
      Joshua and Cousin Naomi!", but Nathan tells him, "No, I'm the one you 
      talk to!  As long as Millicent is incapacitated, I'm your legal 
      guardian".  Daniel says, "I don't want you to be my legal guardian",
      but Nathan tells him, "It's not a question of what you want.  It's a 
      question of the law!"  Daniel notes, "You're different!  You're not 
      as friendly as you used to be".  Nathan says, "That's not true", but
      Daniel insists, "It is!".  Nathan warns him, "I'm going to make all 
      the decisions regarding your future.  If you cooperate, I can make 
      your life very pleasant.  But if you don't, I can make it quite 
      unpleasant.  Understand?" 
         Peter brings Vicky into the old house and sits her down on a 
      chair.  Ben's voice calls, "Who's there?"  Peter retplies, "Peter 
      Bradford.  Where are you?"  Ben's voice says, "Coming, coming..." 
      Ben comes into the room and asks, "What are you doing here?", surprised
      to see Vicky and Peter there.  Peter replies, "We need your help." 
      He tells Ben about how they escaped, and how Vicky had been shot. 
      Ben asks, "How bad?"  Peter replies, "I don't know".  Ben promises,
      "I'll take care of her".  He tells Peter to get some things he'll 
      need for him.  Peter leaves to do so.  Ben tells Vicky, "I ain't
      a doctor, but I was wounded myself during the war and I know how
      to take care of it".  Vicky tells Ben,  "Peter said we wouldn't be 
      able to travelled until the wound healed a bit.  Until then, we need 
      a place to hide".  Ben tells her he has one.  Peter returns with some 
      bandages and a basin of water.  Ben tells them, "As soon as I'm 
      finished treating this wound, I'll bring you some food".  Peter 
      protests, "You can't hide us at the old house!  It'll be the first 
      place they look!"  Ben replies, "I know a place where no one will 
      find you".  There's a knock at the front door, followed by Daniel's 
      voice calling, "Ben! Ben!"  Ben quickly goes to the bookcase,
      opens it, hides Peter and Vicky in the secret room, and closes the
      bookcase, then goes and opens the front door and lets Daniel in.
      Ben asks, "What are you doing here?"  Daniel replies, "I was just 
      wandering around outside".  Ben tells him, "You shouldn't be out 
      this time of night".  Daniel asks, "Were you tallking to someone?"
      Ben lies, "No".  Daniel remarks, "I thought I heard voices".  He sees 
      a piece of Vicky's dress sleeve, which Ben had cut off to treat her 
      wound, lying on the floor.  He picks it up and asks, "What's this?" 
      Ben says, "You give that to me!" and grabs it from him.  Daniel 
      notices a trail of blood drops on the floor.  He follows them to the 
      bookcase.  He turns, gives Ben a knowing look and asks, "You're hiding 
      someone here, aren't you?"  Ben, desperate, orders, "Daniel, you
      go home!", but Daniel opens the bookcase and exclaims, "Miss Winters!"
      Peter and Vicky come out.  Vicky tells Daniel, "Daniel, come here.
      I want to talk to you".  Daniel remarks, "I thought you were in jail".
      Vicky tells him, "A lot of people are going to be looking for us. 
      Please don't tell anyone you saw us".  Daniel replies,  "I promise".
      Vicky tells him they're going to have to leave.  Daniel asks, "You're
      not staying here?"  Vicky replies, "No.  Ben's taking us to a place 
      no one can find us."  Daniel tells Vicky, "I'd rather go with you. 
      Things have changed at Collinwood."  He tells her that things have 
      changed after the marriage of Millicent to Lt. Forbes.   Vicky 
      exclaims, "Marriage?!  That's impossible!"   Daniel tells her that 
      Lt. Forbes has changed for the worse.  Vicky assures Daniel, "Don't 
      worry.  Everything's going to be all right.  Your cousin Naomi loves 
      you very much and will take care of you".  Daniel leaves.  Vicky asks 
      Ben, "Where are we going?"  Ben just replies, "You'll see".  They 
      leave.  But Daniel has not left.  He spies on them from behind
      a pillar, then follows.
         Ben takes Peter and Vicky to Eagle Hill cemetary, then into the
      Collins Family tomb.  Peter remarks, "I've been here once before".
      Ben replies, "That's right.  And you almost found out the secret of 
      this place".  Peter asks, "What secret?"  Ben replies, "You didn't 
      think I was going to hide you in this room, did you?  I'll show you".
      He opens the secret room and takes them inside.  He shows them how 
      to open the door from the inside using the knob under the stone. 
      Peter asks, "What is this room for?"  Ben explains, "It was for 
      hiding guns and supplies during the war".  Meanwhile, Daniel is 
      spying on them from outside the gate...
         Daniel returns to Collinwood.  From inside the drawing room, Nathan
      demands, "Daniel! Come here!  Where have you been?"  Daniel replies,
      "Out walking".  Nathan asks, "Where?"  Daniel replies, "In the woods".
      Nathan asks, "Did you meet anyone on your walk in the woods?"  Daniel
      replies, "No. Who would I meet in the woods?"  Nathan suggests, "Miss 
      Winters, maybe".  Daniel says, "But she's in jail".  Nathan replies, 
      "She's escaped.  The whole town's looking for her.  You saw her, 
      didn't you?"  Daniel lies, "No".  Nathan asks, "How did that blood 
      get on your sleeve?  She was wounded.  You brushed against her, 
      didn't you?"  Daniel denies it.  Nathan tells Daniel, "If you know 
      anything about Miss Winters, it would not be in your best interests 
      to withold the information.  Good night".  Daniel goes upstairs. 
         In the secret room, Peter and Vicky are sleeping.  Vicky has a
      dream. In the dream, a coffin lies in a room.  A man whose face is
      unseen opens the lid and looks in.  The coffin is empty.  The man
      puts on a pair of white gloves, the goes to another part of the room
      where Daniel is standing.  The man puts his hands around Daniel's
      throat and starts choking him.  The camera pans up, showing the
      face of the man.  It is Nathan Forbes.
         Vicky awakens, screaming, "Daniel! Daniel!"
      Episode 454
      Worldvision Rerun 242
      Tape Date: March 15, 1968 (ABC #59-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 21, 1968 Thursday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  John Sedwick
      ( The prologue mentions that Vicky is nearing the end of her
              journey into the past.)

      (Missed. Earlier sypnosis follows).

            "A seance has been held at the great house of Collinwood. A seance which 
		 has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain
		 and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. As she nears
	       the end of that journey, she finds herself 

            Vicky awakens and tells Peter about her dream. She tells him
         they must prevent it from happening. Peter tells her it was just
         a dream, but Vicky tells him she is convinced it is a premonition
         and is adamant that they do something. She tells Peter that the
         entire future of the Collins family depends on Daniel, that he
         will eventually marry a girl for Collinsport and that the entire
         Collins family she knows from 1968 will be descended from him.
            At Collinwood, Nathan asks Daniel again if he knows where Vicky
         is. Again Daniel lies that he doesn't. Daniel tells Nathan that
         he plans to asks Naomi and Joshua to adopt him.
            Knowing that this will cut him off from Millicent's money,
         Nathan goes to Noah and tells him about Millicent signing all her
         money over to Daniel. He tells him to kidnap Daniel while he's
         playing outside, take him out on a boat, kill him and dump his
         body in the ocean.
            Peter gives Vicky a gun to protect herself and leaves the secret
         room to go to Collinwood and warn Naomi about the danger to Daniel.
            Noah kidnaps Daniel and takes him to a waterfront shed. A gust
         of wind blows a window open. As Noah is trying to close the window,
         Daniel escapes out the front door. Noah chases him.
            Daniel runs to the cemetary, with Noah in hot pursuit. Daniel
         runs into the mausoleum and cries out for Vicky. Vicky opens the
         door and lets him in. Noah runs into the mausoleum but finds no
         trace of Daniel.
       Episode 455
       Worldvision Rerun 243
       Tape Date: March 18, 1968 (ABC #60-DRK-68)
       Air Date:  March 22, 1968 Friday
       Writer:    Sam Hall
       Director:  John Sedwick

      (Missed. Earlier synopsis follows).
            Finding nothing in the mausoleum, Noah leaves and goes to 
         Collinwood. He tells Nathan that Daniel has escaped from him.
         He tells him he chased him to the cemetary but lost him there.
         He tells him he saw Daniel run into the Collins mausoleum and
         heard him cry, "Vicky!", but found no trace of him when he went
         in there. 
            Peter goes to Collinwood and tells Naomi about Vicky's warning
         that Daniel is in danger. Naomi tells him to bring Vicky to 
         Collinwood. She tells him that Joshu is in Boston but will help
         them when he returns.
            Back in the secret room, Daniel feels Vicky's hand and finds
         that she has a high fever. He tells her he will go to Collinwood
         and get help from Naomi. In spite of her objections, he opens the
         secret door and runs out of the crypt - right into the arms of
         Noah, who is lurking outside. Daniel cries out for help. Hearing
         Daniel's cries, Vicky comes out and shoots Noah after he ignores 
         her orders to let Daniel go. Vicky and David run back into the
         secret room and close the door. 
            Peter returns and finds Noah dead. He picks up the gun, which
         Vicky had dropped. He hears a voice and looks up to find Nathan
         standing there, holding a gun on him. Nathan tells him he will
         take him back to jail, where he will now face the added charge
         of murder.
      Episode 456
      Worldvision Rerun 244
      Tape Date: March 19, 1968 (ABC #61-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 25, 1968 Monday
      Writer:    Sam Hall
      Director:  John Sedwick

         Daniel peeks in through the drawing room window of Collinwood.
      Seeing no one there, he opens the window and climbs in.  Looking
      around and seeing that the coast is clear, he goes to the front
      doors, opens them, and lets Vicky in.  He tells her, "There's no one
      here", and takes her into the study.  Vicky tells him, "Daniel, if
      by any chance Mrs. Collins isn't here, don't tell anyone else I'm
      here".  Daniel assures her, "Don't worry, I won't tell anyone else".
      Vicky adds, "Especially Nathan. I don't want you being alone with 
      him".  Daniel tells Vicky, "I'll get my cousin.  Lock the door.
      When I come back, I'll knock the door three times".  David exits the
      study into the foyer and starts up the stairs.  Halfway up, he runs
      into Millicent coming down.  Millicent asks, "Who has been keeping
      you up this late?"  Daniel replies, "No one".  Millicent tells him, 
      "I don't believe you.  Who was that talking with you?"  Daniel lies,
      "No one".  Millicent says, "I don't believe you.  I'll find out 
      myself!"  Daniel exclaims, "Millicent!"  Millicent continues, "If you 
      don't tell me who you were talking to so late,  I shall find out
      myself".  Daniel lies, "I was talking to myself".  Millicent still
      doesn't believe him, but they are interrupted by Naomi coming into
      the foyer.  Naomi exclaims, "Daniel! You're back!  You're safe!
      Where did you go?"  Millicent complains, "He went somewhere and he
      won't tell me where.  Everyone's always lying to me!  Barnabas is
      back and no one ever told me!" and stalks off.  Naomi starts to
      go after her, but Daniel tells her, "Don't go to her!  Miss Winters
      is here!  I brought her back!"  Naomi asks, "Where is she?"  Daniel
      replies, "In the study".  They go to the study door.  Daniel knocks
      three times.  Vicky opens the door and lets them in.  Vicky and Naomi
      warmly greet each other.  Vicky tells Naomi, "Mrs. Collins, I didn't
      want to come here.  You're already done so much for me".  Naomi tells
      her,  "I told Mr. Bradford to bring you here.  Didn't he get to you?"
      Vicky replies, "No", a worried look on her face.  Naomi assures Vicky
      Peter'll get back safely and tells her, "When he gets here, I'll hide
      him too.  When Mr. Collins gets back, he'll arrange a boat for you two
      to escape in".  Daniel tells Naomi about being kidnapped.  They hear
      the front door and Nathan's voice calling, "Millicent!"  Vicky,
      frightened, says, "He mustn't find me!"  Naomi tells her, "I'll hide
      you".   Outside, Millicent complains to Nathan, "Daniel's back, and no
      one told me he was gone!"  Nathan asks, "Where is he?"  Millicent
      replies, "In the study".  Nathan remarks, "I think I'll have a little
      chat with him".  He knocks on the study door.  Naomi asks, "What do
      you want, Lieutenant?"  Nathan replies, "I want to speak to Daniel"
      Naomi hides Vicky in a closet, then lets Nathan in.  Nathan says,
      "Well, Daniel, my boy.  Glad to see you back.  Where have you been
      and what happened to you?"  Naomi tells Nathan Daniel's story about
      being kidnapped.  Nathan dismisses the story as being make believe.
      Daniel insists, "It's true!  I got away and he chased me into the
      grave yard!"  Nathan asks, "Then what happened?  You fought him off
      and ran away?  When I was young, I made up quite a few stories like
      that".  Daniel describes the man who kidnapped him.  Naomi exclaims,
      "He's just described a friend of yours!"  Nathan asks, "A friend of
      mine?"  Naomi tells him that a man fitting that description came to
      the house earlier asking for him.  Nathan replies, "I'll tell you how
      I know Daniel is lying.  That friend is dead.  I went to the graveyard
      looking for Daniel and I found him there shot."  Naomi remarks, "You
      must go to the authorities, then".  Nathan replies, "I already have.
      I've taken the murderer to the authorities".  Naomi asks, "Why was
      he killed?"  Nathan replies, "He must have discovered the witch.
      I've taken the killer, Peter Bradford, to the police.  Unless the
      witch is found quickly, he'll hang before she does".  From inside
      the closet, Vicky hears this, a look of alarm on her face.
         Nathan leaves the study.  In the drawing room, he tells Millicent,
      "Millicent, we've got to do something about Daniel.  Cousin Naomi
      seems to have taken control of him.  I think we should have legal
      documents drawn up saying I'm his legal guardian".  Millicent
      babbles, "The witch is in this house".  Nathan asks, "What?"
      Millicent replies, "I have the feeling the witch is in this house".
      Nathan asks, "Just a feeling?"  Millicent replies, "Daniel let someone
      in through the front door.  I didn't see who it was, but I heard them
      talking.  This house is full of people who are not who they seem!"
      Nathan takes Millicent up to bed.
         Inside the study, Vicky tells Naomi, "He lied! Lt. Forbes, his
      story was a lie!"  Naomi asks, "How do you know?"  Vicky replies,
      "I killed him!"  She tells Naomi what really happened, but Naomi says,
      "I won't let you give yourself up!"  Vicky counters, "And I won't
      let Peter die!"  Naomi tells Vicky, "Mr. Collins will be back
      tomorrow.  He'll know what to do.  Tonight, you'll sleep in my
      room.  You'll be safe up there".  She checks to see that the coast
      is clear,  then takes Vicky upstairs.
         It is the next morning.  Daniel, coming down the stairs, passes
      Nathan, who's on is way up.  Nathan growls, "Forgotten your manners?
      You didn't say good morning".  Daniel says, "Good morning".  Nathan
      says, "You lied to me.  You brought Miss Winters to this house last
      night, didn't you?"  Daniel lies, "No".  They argue.  Naomi comes
      into the foyer and says, "I won't have you talking to Daniel in that
      tone of voice!"  Daniel runs off.  Nathan angrily warns Naomi,
      "Miss Collins, I'M his legal guardian!"  Naomi tells Nathan, "Daniel
      is going to town to identify the body of the man who kidnapped him".
      Nathan says, "I told you, he made up that story".  Naomi replies, "He
      didn't.  He has a witness".  Nathan asks, "Who?", but Naomi refuses
      to tell him.  Nathan tells Naomi, "Your husband wouldn't want the
      authorities coming here."  Naomi asks, "Why not?"  Nathan remarks, "He
      hasn't told you about Barnabas, has he?  I found out the truth".
      Naomi asks, "You found out that he's dead?"  Nathan replies, "He
      isn't dead.  He's locked up in the tower room".  Naomi asks, "Why
      would my husband keep this from me?"  Nathan replies, "He's a
      murderer.  Your son is the strangler, Mrs. Collins.  Think about
      that.  Go to the tower room and see".
        Naomi goes to the tower room.  She is surprised to find a coffin
      inside.  She starts to open the lid...
      Episode 457
      Worldvision Rerun 245
      Tape Date: March 20, 1968 (ABC #62-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 26, 1968 Tuesday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  Dan Curtis

         Naomi opens the coffin lid.  Shocked at what she sees, she releases
      the lid and it shuts with a slam.  Ben comes into the room, sees
      Naomi, and tells her, "You shouldn't have come up here, Mrs. Collins".
      Naomi, still in a state of shock, doesn't respond.  Ben tells her,
      "Mrs. Collins, you can't stay here.  Please, you've got to come with 
      me", and gently takes her away. 
         In the drawing room, Naomi exclaims, "It was Barnabas!  It was
      Barnabas!  What does it mean?  Am I losing my mind?  What is it?"
      Ben replies, "I ain't sure how to tell you, but you aren't losing 
      your mind.  There's still hope, Mrs. Collins".  Naomi asks, "Hope 
      for what?"  Ben tells her, "Mr. Barnabas ain't dead".  Naomi protests,
      "But I saw him die!"  Ben tells her, "He's been alive all along.  
      He's under a sort of curse, a sort of sleeping sickness.  He's been
      cursed by a witch".  Naomi exclaims, "I can't believe that about Miss 
      Winters!"  Ben tells her, "Not Miss Winters.  The witch is Angelique".
      Naomi remarks, "Angelique?  Then you told the truth in court.  If 
      he's alive, then why is he still in the coffin?"  Ben replies, "It's 
      part of the curse.  He must be in the coffin until the curse is 
      lifted.  Mister Joshua's gone to Boston to try to find a way to 
      lift the curse."  Naomi asks, "Barnabas hasn't left the coffin 
      since he died?"  Ben lies, "No".  Naomi remarks, "Then Nathan 
      Forbes is lying."  Ben asks, "Nathan Forbes?"  Naomi replies, "He 
      told me Barnabas was up here.  He also told me Barnabas was the 
      strangler".  Ben exclaims, "He shouldn't have done that!" and starts
      to leave.  Naomi asks, "Where are you going?"  Ben replies, "To find 
      him and fix him good!", but Naomi tells him, "No! I'll take care of 
      Lt. Forbes.  I have something else for you to do.  A carriage is 
      coming.  I want you to take Daniel to Rev. Bland.  He's not safe 
      here."  Ben asks, "It'll be night soon.  Can't Riggs take him?" 
      Naomi asks, "Is there something you haven't told me?  Is there any 
      reason you can't take him?"  Ben replies, "No, ma'am.  I'll take him". 
      Naomi goes up to pack Daniel's things. 
         Ben is pacing around the drawing room, thinking.  Nathan comes in
      through the front door.  Ben stares at him.  Nathan asks, "What are 
      you staring at?"  Ben replies, "You're a lucky man, Lt."  Nathan asks,
      "Lucky?"  Ben replies, "Aye. To be alive".  Nathan asks, "What do you
      mean by that?"  Ben replies, "I thought I met some scum when I was 
      in prison.  Thieves, blackmailers, murders, you name it. But none of 
      them compare to you.  You dress fancy, but deep down, you're the 
      foulest of the lot!"  Nathan shouts, "How dare you talk to me like 
      that!"  Ben calmly replies, "I only listen to the master of the house. 
      You'll never be that!"  Nathan warns him, "Don't count on that!" Ben 
      taunts Nathan, "You're after Daniel, aren't you?  Well, all your 
      scheming has come to naught!  I'm taking him away from here tonight!  
      Safe from you!"  Nathan, shocked, asks, "Who told you to?"  Ben 
      replies, "Mrs. Collins".  Nathan asks, "Why tell me?"  Ben replies,
      "Because maybe you'll try to stop me.  Mrs. Collins prevented me from 
      doing what I wanted, but if you try to stop me, I'll have to do 
      something, won't I?  It would give me great pleasure to kill you!" 
      Millicent comes into the foyer.  Nathan takes her into the drawing 
      room and asks, "Do you have any what your cousin is doing? She's 
      planning to send Daniel away!"  Millicent replies, "I know. She's 
      upstairs packing Daniel's things".  Nathan protests, "She has no 
      legal right to do what she's doing!  Listen to me!  Go upstairs and 
      tell Naomi Daniel is staying in this house!"  Millicent refuses, 
      saying she thinks it's a good idea to get Daniel out of the house. 
      Nathan asks, "What?!"  Millicent explains, "It's not safe in this 
      house as long as there's a witch in here".  Nathan tells her, "I'm 
      not concerned about the witch!  I'm concerned about Daniel!"  Naomi 
      comes into the room and says, "You needn't concern yourself with him 
      anymore. He's gone".  Millicent leaves.  Nathan starts to go, but 
      Naomi tells him, "Don't go yet, Lt.  I'd like to talk to you". 
      Nathan asks, "Where did you send Daniel?"  Naomi refuses to tell 
      him.  Nathan protests, "You had no legal right to send him away!" 
      They argue.  Nathan asks, "Have you gone up to see what's in the 
      tower room?"  Naomi replies, "Yes.  The lie you told me is even more 
      vicious than the lie you told at the trial about Miss Winters.  Now 
      I know why Mr. Collins has been acting so strangely.  You've been
      blackmailing him!". She orders him, "Leave here! Without Millicent!"
      Nathan asks, "You say you know the truth.  May I ask what the truth
      is?"  Naomi replies, "That Barnabas is alive.  But the rest you told
      me is not true".  Nathan asks, "Did Barnabas tell you that?"  Naomi
      replies, "No, Ben Stokes told me".  She recounts what Ben told her.
      Nathan tells her, "That is a lie".  Naomi insists, "It is not a lie.
      I saw him lying in the coffin".  Nathan points out, "He must need a lot
      of rest in the day.  Every attack has occurred at night.  Look again
      tonight.  You'll find he's not there.  He'll be out looking for victims".
      Naomi exclaims, "That's a lie!"  Nathan replies, "No it isn't.  I saw
      him attacking someone."  He tells her about the attack on Maude Browning.
      Naomi tells Nathan, "I won't believe you!  I won't believe a word you're
      saying!"  Nathan replies, "Don't believe me. All you have to do is 
      go to the tower room after dark.  I promise you, you won't find 
      Barnabas there".
         The sun sets.  Barnabas emerges from his coffin.
         Downstairs, Naomi, now in the drawing room alone, looking out the
      window. She notes that it has gotten dark and thinks to herself,
      "I don't want to go into that room.  It can't be true!  It can't be
         Up in the tower room, Barnabas says, "I will go mad if I stay
      in this room!  I must go and find some one!  NO!  There is someone
      here!  Millicent, can you hear me?  Millicent, come to me!  Come
      to me!" 
         Millicent, down in the foyer, is looking at Barnabas' portrait.
      She hears Barnabas' voice calling, "Millicent! Come to me!"  She
      answers, "Yes, Cousin Barnabas.  I will meet you!  I will go wherever
      you ask me to go".  Naomi sees Millicent out in the foyer, comes out
      and asks, "Millicent, what are you doing?  I heard you talking to
      someone.  Who?"  Millicent replies, "No one. I was remarking to 
      myself what a pleasant evening it was.  As a matter of fact, I think 
      I'll go take a walk and enjoy the night air".  Naomi remarks, "But 
      you've always hated the night air!"  Millicent replies, "I've changed 
      my mind" and goes out.  Naomi, looking suspicious, puts on a cape and 
      goes out too. 
         Millicent meets Barnabas in the garden.  Naomi, hiding behind
      some trees, sees them.  Barnabas starts to bite Millicent. 
      Naomi screams.  Barnabas looks up and sees his mother watching him.
      A look of shock comes onto his face.  Naomi continues to scream...
      Episode 458
      Worldvision Rerun 246
      Tape Date: March 21, 1968 (ABC #63-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 27, 1968 Wednesday
      Writer:    Gordon Russell
      Director:  Dan Curtis

         Joshua has returned home and is in the drawing room looking through
      his mail.  Naomi comes bursting in through the front doors. Joshua
      asks, "Naomi, what's the matter?"  Naomi exclaims, "I saw him!  He's 
      like an animal!"  Joshua asks, "What are you talking about?"  Naomi
      replies, "Barnabas!  Why didn't you tell me?"  Joshua asks, "Where 
      is he?"  Naomi replies, "In the garden, with Millicent".  Joshua
      exclaims, "Millicent?! My God!" 
        Joshua comes down the stairs and goes into the drawing room.
      Naomi just sits there, silent, in shock.  Joshua pours Naomi a 
      drink, but she uncharacteristically refuses it. Joshua tells her,
      "I took her to her room. She'll be all right".  Naomi replies, "No. 
      None of us will ever be all right again".  Joshua asks, "How did 
      you find out, Naomi?"  Naomi replies, "Lt. Forbes".  Joshua angrily
      exclaims, "That swine!  I knew he would never keep his word!"  Naomi 
      remarks, "I would have found out anyway".  Joshua replies, "Yes, but 
      I had hoped not until I had found a way to help him".  Naomi moans,
      "There is no hope!"  Joshua says, "Oh, Naomi!"  Naomi tells him, "You
      didn't see him in the garden tonight.  The look of evil on his face.
      Lt. Forbes is right.  He is a monster.  He's like a depraved wild animal.
      Why is he like this?"  Joshua replies, "I'm not sure I understand myself.
      I'm not sure it would it would help if I did".  Naomi asks, "Is he in
      the tower room now? He knows I saw him.  I've got to see him".  Joshua
      begs, "Please, Naomi, not till tomorrow night".  Naomi promises to wait
      till tomorrow night.
         Naomi is now alone in the drawing room, writing a letter.  She
      finishes writing the letter, folds it, seals it, and addresses
      it.  She then goes to the sideboard and pours a drink, then takes
      out a packet of something and checks it, then goes back to the desk,
      puts the letter in the main drawer, and leaves to go somewhere.
      Unbeknownst to her, Nathan sees her going...
         Vicky is asleep in Naomi's room.  There's a knock at the door.
      Vicky listens at the door.  A voice calls, "It's Mrs. Collins.  Open
      the door". Vicky opens the door and lets Naomi in.  Naomi asks, "Did you
      manage to get any sleep?"  Vicky replies, "Yes, a little.  Mrs. Collins,
      did something happen outside?"  Naomi asks, "Outside?"  Vicky replies,
      "Yes. I heard a scream outside".  Naomi replies, "That was Millicent".
      Vicky asks, "What happened?"  Naomi lies, "Nothing.  She was taking 
      a walk and thought she saw a strange man, but it turned out to be 
      nothing.  Joshua's returned.  You'll be leaving sometime tomorrow. 
      He's arranging a boat for you".  Vicky asks, "Did he get Peter out?" 
      Naomi replies, "He's trying, but we can't be sure he'll be successful".
      Vicky tells Naomi, "I won't leave without Peter, and I can't let him 
      be punished for something I did!"  Naomi asks, "Are you in love with
      Peter Bradford?"  Vicky replies, "Yes I am".  Naomi tells her, "He's 
      a good person.  I hope you two leave together and start a new life 
      far away from here.  Mr. Collins is doing his best."  She turns to 
      leave.  Vicky remarks, "Mrs. Collins, I have the feeling you're 
      saying goodbye to me".  Naomi replies, "No, only good night".  Vicky
      guesses correctly, "Something has happened, something that's affected 
      you very deeply.  You've got to tell me what it is!"  Naomi replies,
      "Nothing.  Be happy.  Forget everything that's happened here at 
      Collinwood" and leaves.  A few seconds later, there's a knock at 
      the door.  Thinking that it's Naomi, that she's forgotten something, 
      Vicky says, "Mrs. Collins?" and opens the door.  But it isn't Naomi. 
      It's Nathan Forbes.  He bursts in and grabs her, warning her, "I warn 
      you, don't scream!"  Vicky asks, "How did you know I was in here?" 
      Nathan replies, "I followed Mrs. Collins here.  She wasn't being very 
      careful tonight.  She must have had something on her mind.  I wonder 
      what it was.  I heard part of your conversation about Peter Bradford. 
      Very touching".  Vicky says, "I can do without your sarcasm. What are 
      you going to do?"  Nathan replies, "Take you into Collinsport and 
      turn you in to the authorities".  Vicky asks, "Could you answer me 
      one question?  I've never done anything to hurt you.  Why are you 
      doing this to me?  Why did you testify against me at the trial? Why 
      are you doing this to me now?  What do you have to gain?"  Nathan
      replies, "Let me put it this way.  I had a great deal to lose if
      I testified for you at the trial.  I had lost Millicent.  Trask 
      promised to help me get her back if I testified against you".  Vicky
      points out, "You did get her back, and you married her.  Why are you 
      doing this now?"  Nathan replies, "For the money".  Vicky asks, "You 
      didn't get enough from your marriage to Millicent?"  Nathan replies,
      "I didn't get any.  She gave it all to Daniel.  I have nothing".
      Vicky exclaims, "That's why you tried to kill Daniel!  That man you 
      sent to kill Daniel, Peter didn't kill him, I did!"  Nathan commends 
      her for trying to save Peter, but tells her he doesn't believe her. 
      He takes her away.
         Naomi returns to the drawing room.  She takes out the packet of
      poison, pours it into the drink, drinks it, then goes to the desk,
      takes the letter out of the drawer, and leans it against the
      inkstand. It is addressed "JOSHUA", in very large letters.
         Naomi goes to the tower room.  Barnabas is back.  Seeing Naomi,
      he tells her, "Mother...You shouldn't have come here!"  Naomi replies,
      "I had to see you one more time.  Barnabas.  Look at me..."  Barnabas
      interrupts, "You saw me once already.  Isn't that enough?  You saw 
      what I was doing earlier".  Naomi replies, "I didn't understand what
      you were doing.  I still don't, but I know whatever you were doing,
      you had no choice".  Barnabas moans, "Please..."  Naomi continues, "I 
      brought you into this world.  I saw you grow to manhood. I saw you 
      die, but yet you're still alive.  Something has happened to you, 
      something that has brought you deep shame.  I can't rest until I 
      find out what it is..." 
         Downstairs, Joshua walks into the drawing room, calling, "Naomi,
      where are you?"  He sees the letter addressed to him on the table,
      opens it, reads it, and moans, "My God!  Naomi..."
         Upstairs in the tower room, Barnabas finishes telling his story
      to his mother, "And now you know everything that's happened."  Naomi
      remarks, "Yes, now I know everything, and I was right.  You couldn't 
      help it".  Barnabas remarks, "It doesn't matter", but Naomi insists,
      "It does matter.  Barnabas, let me hold you one last time".  Barnabas
      asks, "One last time?  What are you talking about?"  Naomi, not 
      answering the question, continues, "Whatever happens, I still love 
      you..."  Barnabas, recalling Angelique's curse that anyone who loved
      him would die, begs, "Mother! You mustn't say that!"  Naomi collapses
      in his arms.  Barnabas moans, "Mother..."  Joshua comes into the room, 
      sees this and, thinking Barnabas has attacked her, exclaims, "Naomi! 
      My God!  Barnabas!  What have you done?!" 
      Episode 459
      Worldvision Rerun 247
      Tape Date: March 22, 1968 (ABC #64-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 28, 1968 Thursday
      Writer:    Ron Sproat
      Director:  Dan Curtis

      (Note: For the very first time, the prologue was done by a male
       actor. [Thayer David]).

         Barnabas is in the drawing room of Collinwood, looking very worried.
      Ben comes into the room.  Barnabas moans, "She can't die!  She can't!"
      Ben replies, "She might not.  Nobody knows how much of that poison
      she took".  Barnabas growls, "Forbes!  He's the one who told her I 
      was in the tower room!"  He vows vengeance, then moans, "I told her 
      not to say she loved me!  Angelique's curse..."  Ben tells him, "You 
      just can't tell someone to stop loving you!"  Barnabas asks, "Where 
      is the doctor?  Why doesn't he come?"  Joshua comes into the room 
      and announces, "There is no longer any need for a doctor.  Your mother 
      is dead".  Ben tries to console Barnabas, "Mr. Barnabas...", but
      Barnabas tells him, "Don't say anything, Ben.  There's nothing more 
      to say".  Joshua tells Ben, "Leave us, Ben. I want to talk to my son 
      alone.  But stay in the house.  I have something for you to do later".
      Ben leaves.  Joshua tells Barnabas, "If it's any comfort to you, your 
      mother died peacefully".  Barnabas moans, "She died because of me, 
      and the curse..."  Joshua says, "And because of me.  She would not 
      have taken her own life if she felt she could come to me.  She said 
      something to me before she died, something I didn't know.  She said 
      she loved me."  Barnabas asks, "You didn't know that?"  Joshua replies,
      "I thought she had stopped loving me long ago.  The curse must be 
      ended!"  Barnabas replies, "It cannot be ended", but Joshua says, "It 
      can, and I will be the one to end it!  This nightmare must end, and I 
      will end it!"  Barnabas asks, "By driving a stake through my heart?" 
      Joshua replies, "No, I couldn't do that.  There is another way.
      A silver bullet fired into the heart."  Barnabas asks, "How do you 
      know that will work?"  Joshua replies, "It will according to an 
      ancient book on witchcraft I found when I was in Boston.  A silver 
      bullet through the heart will cause instantaneous destruction.  I've 
      sent Riggs into town with a silver candlestick to have the silversmith 
      melt and fashion into bullets".  Barnabas asks, "When will he return?" 
      Joshua replies, "In a few hours".  Barnabas asks, "Where is Lt. 
      Forbes?"  Before Joshua can answer, Ben comes running into the room, 
      exclaiming, "Miss Winters is gone!  I went to take her some food, and 
      she's not there!"  Joshua says, "That's impossible!  Search the 
      grounds!"  Barnabas asks, "Was there a price on her head?"  Joshua 
      replies, "Yes...", thinks a bit, then says, "Forbes!"  Barnabas vows,
      "I will kill him!"  Joshua replies, "There's been enough death!  This 
      must end!", but Barnabas says, "This will be my last act of 
      destruction, and one which will give me much pleasure!"  Joshua begs,
      "Don't do it!", but Barnabas replies, "You cannot stop me, father.  No 
      one can!"
         Nathan is at the Eagle, admiring the money he was paid for turning
      Vicky in, and sweet talking a barmaid.  A bat suddenly appears at the
      window.  The barmaid screams.
         The bat has left.  Nathan tries to calm the barmaid down, "But
      the bat's gone.  Anyway, you always see bats down at the waterfront".
      The barmaid replies, "Yes, but there was something DIFFERENT about 
      this one..."  She tells Nathan she's going to go lie down, then 
      leeringly says, "If you want company, you know where to find me!" 
      and leaves.  A voice calls out, "Forbes..."   Nathan turns, sees 
      Barnabas standing in the room and exclaims, "Barnabas!"  Barnabas 
      notes,  "You look surprised to see me".  Nathan replies, "I am".
      Baranbas asks, "Why?  Because you thought I had gone to England?" 
      Nathan lies, "Yes".  Barnabas says, "That's not what you told my 
      mother.  You told her I was alive and hidden in the tower room." 
      Nathan replies, "I didn't know that for certain.  I suspected..." 
      Barnabas continues, "And you told my mother.  You know what
      happened?  She's dead.  She committed suicide after she found out
      about me, and she found out about me because of you!"  Nathan says,
      "I never intended any harm to come to her..."  Barnabas asks, "And 
      Daniel?  And Millicent?  You lying hypocrite, you never stop until 
      you get what you want.  My mother is dead because of you!"  He angrily 
      smashes the glasses on the table with his cane.  Realizing that 
      Barnabas means to kill him, Nathan decides to take the offensive. 
      He pulls out a pistol and announces, "I've caught the Collinsport 
      strangler!"  Barnabas asks, "Is that what you think I am?"  Nathan
      replies, "I know it.  You and I are going to pay a call on the 
      authorities".  Barnabas starts to walk towards Nathan menacingly. 
      Nathan warns, "Don't come another step closer or I'll shoot!"  
      Barnabas replies, "Go ahead.  Shoot.  Shoot!" and continues to 
      come.  Nathan shoots.  He is shocked to see that it has no affect on 
      Barnabas.  Barnabas tells Nathan, "I cannot die because I am already 
      dead!  Do I frighten you, Forbes?  I do not plan to kill you, not now,
      not here.  Later, Forbes, after you have had time to think about
      it.  Nine o'clock.  When the clock strikes nine, you will die!" and
      vanishes into thin air, astonishing Nathan.  The barmaid comes back 
      and asks, "What's going on?  What was that sound?"  Nathan exclaims, 
      "He isn't human!  He isn't human!"  The barmaid asks, "What's the 
      matter?  Are you drunk?"  Nathan panics and shouts hysterically, "I've 
      got to get out of here!"  The clock on the wall reads 8:30.
         The clock in the foyer of Collinwood reads 8:45.  In the drawing
      room, Joshua tells Ben, "When Riggs returns with the silver bullets, 
      have him bring them to me".  Ben asks, "Are you going to do it here?"
      Joshua replies, "No".  Ben asks, "Where, then?"  Joshua replies, "In 
      the secret room at the mausoleum. I want you and Riggs to bring his 
      coffin from the tower room to the secret room in the mausoleum.  I'll 
      do it there tomorrow at sunrise".  Nathan comes bursting in through 
      the front doors and comes running in to the drawing room.  He exclaims,
      "Mr. Collins!  I've seen Barnabas!  At the Eagle!  I shot him!  I 
      fired a bullet into his chest, but he didn't die!  He just vanished! 
      What IS he?"  Joshua replies, "A vampire.  He's under a curse". Nathan
      exclaims, "I can't believe any of this!  It can't be happening!  He 
      threatened to kill me!  He said when the clock struck nine, I would 
      die!"  Joshua replies, "There's nothing I can do about it."  Nathan 
      asks, "You can't talk to him?!"  Joshua replies, "I've already tried. 
      It's almost nine now. There's nothing I can do" and starts to walk 
      away.  Nathan asks, "You're not staying here with me?!"  Joshua 
      replies, "I wouldn't be any protection, and I don't want to see what 
      happens". and leaves.  Nathan asks Ben, "Did you know about this?" 
      Ben replies, "Yes".  Nathan asks, "And you didn't try to stop him?!" 
      Ben remarks, "He begged me to stop him once..."  Nathan asks, "So 
      there IS a way!  What is it?  You've got to tell me!"  Ben refuses
      to do so.  Nathan begs, "Please! My blood will be on your hands!"
      Ben replies, "All right.  The way to destroy him is to drive a wooden 
      stake through his heart.  In the morning, you go to his coffin while 
      he's sleeping and drive a stake through his heart."  He laughs and 
      adds, "Only you won't live that long!  Tomorrow morning, you'll be 
      dead!"  Dogs start to howl outside.  Nathan asks, "What's that?"  Ben
      replies, "Dogs howling.  That means he's nearby".  Nathan looks at 
      the clock and notes with alarm, "Four minutes to nine!  Only four 
      minutes!"  Ben tells Nathan, "I can't stay here with you.  I don't 
      want to see what happens" and leaves.  Nathan, desperate, says, "I've 
      got to go to Mr. Collins!  Barnabas might not do anything to me in his 
      father's presence.  It's my only hope!" 
         Nathan goes into Joshua's study.  Joshua, irritated, says, "I told 
      you.  There's nothing I can do".  Nathan begs, "You've got to stay 
      with me!"  Joshua reiterates, "I told you, my presence won't protect 
      you".  Nathan suddenly stops talking, spying an antique crossbow 
      hanging as a decoration on the wall.  Joshua, noting Nathan's sudden
      silence, asks, "What is it?"  Nathan replies, "You're right.  It's 
      not fair to ask you to remain.  I was being a coward.  If I've got
      to die, I don't want to die a coward'd death".  Joshua remarks, 
      "You're acting most peculiarly".  Nathan continues, "It's almost 
      nine.  You'd better be going".  Joshua, impressed with Forbes' sudden
      courage, remarks, "I almost wish I could do something, in spite of 
      everything" and leaves.  Nathan quickly takes the crossbow from the 
      wall and loads it with one of the wooden bolts hanging next it on 
      the wall.  He thinks to himself, "These arrows.  They're made of 
      wood.  If it pierces his heart, it'll destroy him".  He aims and 
      shoots a test shot at the door. The crossbow is in perfect working
         Outside, Barnabas comes in through the front doors.
         Inside Joshua's study, Nathan, having reloaded the crossbow,
      aims at the door,  waiting for Barnabas to come in.  He thinks to
      himself, "I have to be accurate.  I've got to aim carefully, very
      carefully... The clock starts striking nine.  Barnabas opens the 
      doors.  He sees Nathan and the crossbow and screams, "NO!!!!".  
      Nathan fires, hitting him in the chest.  Barnabas screams, 
      Episode 460
      Worldvision Rerun 248
      Tape Date: March 25, 1968 (ABC #65-DRK-68)
      Air Date:  March 29, 1968 Friday
      Writer:    Ron Sproat
      Director:  Dan Curtis

         Barnabas falls to his knees, but then, to Nathan's surprise and
      horror, pulls the bolt out of his chest and stands up. Barnabas
      tells the shocked Nathan, "You didn't hit my heart!  You missed!" and
      starts to approach Nathan.  Nathan screams.  Barnabas grabs him and
      strangles him.
         It is later.  Barnabas is waiting in the study.  Joshua comes in.
      Barnabas asks, "Did Ben bury him?"  Joshua replies, "Yes".  Barnabas
      asks, "How will you explain his disappearance?"  Joshua replies, "I 
      will simply say he left Collinsport.  Everyone knows what kind of man 
      he is.  They will say he deserted Millicent".  Barnabas asks, "And 
      Millicent?"  Joshua tells him that Millicent has completely lost her 
      mind, that, "She doesn't remember him.  She remembers that she
      had a suitor named Lt. Forbes, but now he's gone.  I'll have the marriage
      annulled.  As far as history is concerned, it will never have happened."
      Barnabas asks, "You're trembling.  Do you have the silver bullets?"
      Joshua replies, "Yes".  Barnabas asks,"Then do it here. Now".  Joshua
      exclaims, "I cannot!"  Barnabas replies, "You must!"  Joshua tells
      him, "In the morning, when you are in your coffin.  I've instructed
      Ben and Riggs to bring your coffin back to the secret room in the
      mausoleum."  Barnabas asks, "You'll do it there in the morning?"
      Joshua replies, "Yes.  I don't know what lies beyond the grave, but I
      hope you'll find some kind of peace".  Barnabas asks, "And you?" Joshua
      replies,  "I'll survive".  Barnabas asks, "What about Millicent?"  Joshua
      replies, "I'll take care of her as long as she lives".  Barnabas asks,
      "And Daniel?"  Joshua replies, "I'll adopt him as my legal heir.  No
      one will ever know of the events that have transpired.  There will be
      no mention of Angelique or your marriage to her in the family
      histories.  Naomi will have died a natural death, as well as Jeremiah.
      There will have been no duel.  And all the world will know of you is
      that you were my son, and you went to England."  Outside, a cock
      crows.  Barnabas says, "It's almost dawn.  I must be leaving soon.
      But before I go, promise to do two things for me.  The first is,
      free Ben.  He's been loyal to me.  The second, Miss Winters is to
      hang tomorrow.  Do what you can to save her".  Joshua replies, "All
      right.  Everything you ask will be done".  Barnabas announces, "I
      must go now".  Joshua says, "Barnabas...I have never been able to
      show much affection..."  Barnabas cuts him short, "Don't now.  After
      today, you must forget I ever existed".  Joshua exclaims, "I can't!" 
      Barnabas replies, "You must!  Goodbye".  Joshua replies, "Goodbye".
      Barnabas leaves.  Joshua goes over to a table, opens a box, and
      takes out a pistol.  In his left hand, he holds some silver pistol 
      balls.  There is a look of torment on his face.
         The sun has risen.  In the secret room at the mausoleum, Barnabas
      is lying in his coffin.  Standing above him is Joshua.  Joshua
      aims the pistol at Barnabas' heart, his whole body trembling.  But 
      he finds he cannot do it.  He lowers the pistol and closes the coffin 
      lid.  Ben comes into the secret room and asks, "Mr. Collins..." Joshua
      struggles to says, "Stokes..."  Ben asks, "Did you do it?"  Joshua
      replies, "I couldn't!"  Ben tells him, "I knew you didn't.  I didn't
      hear a shot".  Joshua exclaims, "I couldn't!  He was my son!  He was 
      my heir!  Heir to everything I've tried to do!  I couldn't forget 
      that!"  Ben asks, "What are you going to do now?"  Joshua replies, 
      "Confine him to his coffin.  Keep him there forever".  Ben asks,  
      "There's a way to do that?"  Joshua replies, "I found out when I was 
      in Boston that a vampire could be immobilized by affixing a silver 
      crucifix to the inside of his coffin lid".  Ben starts to asks, "But 
      if you knew that..."  Joshua interrupts, "Then why did I consider 
      shooting him?  Because this way is more dangerous.  If anyone should 
      open the coffin, he'll be loose again".  Ben assures Joshua, "No one 
      will ever do that".  Joshua tells Ben, "You must get a silver 
      crucifix, and chains to bind the coffin.  Let us go to the house.  I 
      will give you the cross"
         Joshua is siting in his study, thinking, "Stokes must be finished
      by now.  Goodbye, Barnabas.  I hope you find peace.  Peace of some
         In the secret, Ben finishes binding the coffin with chains,
      says, "Goodbye, Mr. Barnabas. Goodbye", and leaves, shutting
      the door behind him. 
         Ben returns to Collinwood and goes into the Joshua's study.
      He asks Joshua, "You wanted to see me, Mr. Collins?"  Joshua replies,
      "Yes.  Sit down, Stokes.  I want to talk to you".  Ben tells Joshua,
      "Everything you told me to do is done".  Joshua asks, "The coffin is 
      chained, the mausoleum locked?"  Ben replies, "Yes".  Joshua tells
      Ben, "It will never be opened again until I die, then never again 
      thereafter".  Ben asks, "That all, Sir?"  Joshua replies, "No.  My 
      son made a request concerning you.  You are to be freed.  I'll also 
      give you a hundred dollars"  (A great amount today's money).  Ben
      says, "That's very generous, Sir!", but Joshua replies, "No, it's not
      generous.  You've been very loyal.  You deserve it".   Riggs comes
      bearing a letter.  Joshua takes it, opens it and reads it.  Ben, 
      noticing the expression on Joshua's face, asks, "Bad news, Sir?" 
      Joshua replies, "Yes. I asked the governor for a stay of execution 
      for Miss Winters, but he's refused".  Ben exclaims, "Then she'll 
      hang!"  Joshua sadly replies, "Yes. I wish I could help her, but 
      there's nothing I can do". 
         Vicky is in her cell.  A jailer brings Peter Bradford and lets him
      into the cell.  Vicky exclaims, "Peter!"  They embrace.  Peter says, 
      "I thought I'd never see you again!"  Vicky explains, "They asked me 
      if I had any last requests.  I told them I wanted to see you".  Vicky 
      tells the jailers she'd like to be alone with Peter, and asks, "How 
      much time do we have?"  One of the jailers replies, "Five minutes".
      Vicky gasps, "Five minutes! Peter!!!".
         Vicky tells Peter, "I can't think about what's going to happen".
      Peter tells her, "Don't"  Vicky tells him, "Nothing must happen to 
      you!  You must tell them I killed Noah Griffin.  I tried to tell 
      them, but they wouldn't believe me!"  Peter says, "There's so little 
      time.  There are so many things I want to know.  I want to know what 
      you were like as a little girl.  What your favorite color was.  What 
      your favorite book was."  Vicky says, "I don't know which question
      to answer first".  Peter replies, "You don't have to answer.  It's 
      so good just to see you smile".  Vicky says, "I want to know 
      everything about you too.  We've had so little time to get to know 
      each other".  Peter says, "I love you".   Vicky replies, "I love you
      too".  Peter notes, "You've never said that before".  Vicky replies,
      "I was afraid to before".  Peter asks, "But you're no longer afraid?" 
      Vicky replies, "No". They kiss. The sound of a door is heard.  Vicky
      remarks, "They're coming for me".  Peter desperately tells Vicky, 
      "Listen, Vicky!  Somehow, you came back in time to find me.  I'll 
      find you!  Remember that!"  A jailer comes and tells Vicky, "You'll 
      have to come with me now".  Vicky takes one last look at Peter and
      says, "Goodbye, Peter".  Peter says, "Remember what I said!  I'll 
      find you!  Remember that!" 
         Outside, the executioner tests the rope by hanging a heavy bag
      full of sand from it.  The rope passes the test.  The executioner
      takes the bag off the rope.  Vicky is brought out.  The gallows is
      a simple affair, Collinsport apparently not rich enough to afford
      a fancier one.  It is merely a ladder leaning against the pole on
      which the rope is tied.  Vicky is placed several rungs up on the
      ladder.  Her hands are tied, and the noose is placed around her neck.
      The executioner asks, "Do you want a mask?"  Vicky nods.  A black 
      hood is placed over her head.  She hears Peter's voice saying, 
      "Remember, Vicky!  Remember, somehow, I'll find you again.  No matter 
      what happens now, I'll find you!  Remember what I'm saying!  Remember! 
      Remember!"  The jailer who brought Vicky out says, "May God have mercy 
      on your unrepentent soul" and nods to the executionser.  The executioner
      pulls the ladder out from under Vicky's feet.  The rope draws tight...

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