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1083
Number

1068

Timeline

1970

Narrator

Thayer David

Writer

Gordon Russell

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

August 19, 1970
(Wednesday)

Recorded

August 12, 1970
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 111
Collection 22: Disc 3

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David and Hallie burn the dolls from a dollhouse, but later find them back in the dollhouse.

Synopsis Edit

The great house at Collinwood in the present time. Only Barnabas Collins and Julia Hoffman are aware that Collinwood is going to suffer a major disaster, the nature of which is not known even to them. Barnabas and Julia have six clues to go on. One of these concerns a mysterious place called Rose Cottage. Thus far, no one they have talked to has any idea what or where Rose Cottage is. On this night, the two people who are in the greatest danger of all, the children, will find out.

David and Hallie show up at the playroom after just having the same dream. They enter the room and discover a large dollhouse has now appeared and is the same house they were in during their dream.

Act I

The children assume that Rose Cottage is the dollhouse and agree that in the dream, they felt like they belonged in Rose Cottage. Hallie wonders if it's too late to help themselves and prevent the impending disaster.

The next morning, Stokes is reading in the drawing room and Hallie enters the room, surprised to see him. Stokes feels that Hallie has been acting differently. Hallie becomes offensive and feels that things have been odd ever since Barnabas and Julia returned, and she doesn't feel that anything is going to happen because of Sebastian's horoscope for Elizabeth. She runs out of the room and Stokes decides to call Sebastian.

Act II

Later that day, David and Hallie are in the drawing room discussing her encounter with Stokes. David fears that Stokes may become suspicious, and decides to snoop on Elizabeth's horoscope. Hallie admits to David she feels that something horrible will soon happen at Collinwood.

Meanwhile, Stokes arrives at Sebastian's house to discuss Elizabeth's horoscope. Stokes asks for Sebastian's assurance that the horoscope is exactly correct. He hesitates, but Sebastian promises that he was very honest with it. Stokes isn't quite so sure, but Sebastian tells him he is a clairvoyent and can see into the future.

Act III

Stokes is surprised at what Sebastian has just revealed and asks him to prove it. Sebastian goes into a trance where he can see Collinwood into the future, but he becomes frightened. He quickly regains his composure and says the children are perfectly fine and asleep. Stokes is suspicious, but eventually leaves. Roxanne then emerges from the other room and feels that Sebastian made a mistake for telling Stokes that he can see into the future. She asks him if he really did see the children in his vision. He says he did, but except they weren't sleeping. They were dead.

Act IV

That night, David and Hallie return to the playroom and David decides they should destroy the dolls in Rose Cottage in hopes of ending the spell that has taken form over them. The children remove the dolls and leave.

At Sebastian's house, Sebastian is still troubled about his vision of a futuristic Collinwood. Sebastian wants to tell Elizabeth, but Roxanne says Elizabeth is "too important" to them and he needs to be patient.

Back at Collinwood, the children throw the dolls in the fireplace of the drawing room. The two both feel a sense of freedom and decide to go back to the West Wing to see if the playroom is still there.

In the West Wing, David and Hallie find that the playroom still exists and the dolls are back in Rose Cottage.

Memorable quotes Edit

Hallie: I don't understand why the adults in this house are acting so weird.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 1080.
  • 1083-credits
    Closing credits scene: Interior of Rose Cottage model.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • The dollhouse is angled differently on the table compared to the previous episode.
  • Hallie is no longer wearing her sling in the opening sequence.
  • The first time the interior of Rose Cottage appears, the chandelier above the dolls is swinging back and forth.
  • In the final act, when Sebastian opens the door to Roxanne, the edge of the set can be seen. In fact, the edge of the set is the door, and everything on the right side of the screen is actually the hallway set Roxanne is standing in.

Gallery (41) Edit

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