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May 1, 1970
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- The great house at Collinwood as it exists in the mysterious and disturbing world of Parallel Time. A world which Barnabas Collins entered hoping to escape from the curse that has plagued him for so long. But in this new time, William H. Loomis learned Barnabas' secret, and has him trapped in a chained coffin. On this night, however, certain events that occur will change the fate of Barnabas Collins, for better or for worse.
As Larry awaits Horace in front of the Eagle, he hears screams coming from a nearby alley. Yaeger hits Horace over the head with his cane and he stabs him. Larry shows up and Yaeger attempts to hide.
Yaeger finally reveals himself and attempts to run Larry through with his knife, but he runs past him and escapes back to the lab. As he prepares to get the potion to turn back into Cyrus, he hears Larry upstairs talking to Sabrina, wanting to see Cyrus. Yaeger runs out through the side door just before Larry and Sabrina enter the lab. Larry tells him that a man who he thinks is Yaeger killed someone outside of the Eagle, and decides to call the police. Cyrus ponders how he can gain access to the lab and get the antidote.
Later that night, Buffie is closing down the tavern and Yaeger meets her in the alley. Yaeger asks her to do him a favor.
Buffie doesn't want to help him, but Yaeger threatens to kill her if she doesn't cooperate. She reluctantly agrees, and Yaeger gives him a key to the side door of the lab. He instructs her to get into the safe and get a potion for him.
Meanwhile, Sabrina is wandering around the lab and the phone rings. It's Yaeger, pretending to be Cyrus. He tells her that he will be "out of town" for the night, and will be back in the morning. Sabrina seems to note that "Cyrus" seems to be acting weird. She also asks if he has seen Yaeger, as there has been a murder, but he tells her that Yaeger is also out of town. He tells Sabrina to lock up the lab and leave for the night (so Buffie can get the antidote). Yaeger instructs Buffie to bring the antidote to a cave entrance underneath the Collins estate.
After getting off the phone, Sabrina begins to lock up the lab and Larry enters. Sabrina recounts her phone conversation with "Cyrus," and tells Larry that he seemed to be acting very differently. Larry dismisses her claims and informs her that the man who was murdered was Horace Gladstone, which stuns Sabrina. Sabrina reveals to Larry that he and Cyrus knew each other.
Sabrina and Larry discuss the murder and Horace's relationship with Cyrus. Meanwhile, Buffie approaches the oustide door and is about to enter, but she hears voices and waits. Larry mentions to Sabrina how he was supposed to meet someone named Horace outside the Eagle, but obviously never did. The two finally leave, which allows Buffie to enter the lab and get the antidote.
Meanwhile, Yaeger arrives at the cave and as he waits, he notices footprints in the sand leading to a secret passage. He follows the passage and finds himself in the basement of the Loomis House. He discovers the chained coffin and prepares to open it.
Memorable quotes Edit
Dramatis personae Edit
- Elizabeth Eis as Buffie Harrington
- John Harkins as Horace Gladstone
- Ken McEwen as Larry Chase
- Christopher Pennock as Cyrus Longworth (PT) / John Yaeger
- Lisa Blake Richards as Sabrina Stuart (PT)
Background information and notes Edit
- This is one of only six episodes in the series not to feature an actor who appeared in 200 or more episodes, along with 168, 172, 180, 1141 and 1182.
- This is the forty-fourth episode with no pre-Barnabas cast members. Without Jonathan Frid, this is the twenty-fifth episode with an all-post-Barnabas cast. This is also the second episode with no pre-Quentin cast members, and without David Selby, the first of two episodes (see also 1182) with an all-post-Quentin cast.
- Final appearance of actor John Harkins and the character Horace Gladstone.
- Closing credits scene: Alleyway.
- In Act III, the lights are on as Buffie unlocks and enters the lab. The next camera angle shows the lights are off. (Sabrina and Larry turned them off as they locked up in the previous scene.)
- INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Yeager: The Anti-dote.
- TIMELINE: It's late.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- Christopher Pennock has a great deal of trouble hanging the picture over the safe in the lab as Larry and Sabrina are talking upstairs.
- He also has trouble getting the key out of his jacket pocket when giving it to Sabrina.
- A crew member can be heard coughing in the background while Sabrina and Larry are in the laboratory.
- A camera has trouble focusing on Sabrina's face as she discovers who was murdered.
- Someone goes up in the next scene - there's a very awkward pause before Lisa Richards prompts "... Well?" to Ken McEwen.
- When Larry chases Yaeger away from Gladstone's body and later when Buffie leaves work, the interior front door of the Blue Whale/Eagle set is used as a stand in for the exterior of the Blue Whale (it shows windows where no windows exist inside).