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Number

1111

Timeline

1840

Narrator

Joan Bennett

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Henry Kaplan

Broadcast

October 19, 1970
(Monday)

Recorded

October 12, 1970
(Monday)

Video

Complete: Disc 115
Collection 23: Disc 3

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In a seance, Reverend Trask warns of an evil that he claims will walk again.

Synopsis Edit

Teaser

Collinwood in 1840. Barnabas and Julia have arrived in an attempt to change what will happen in 1970. But there is a drama being enacted of which they know nothing. Desmond Collins is the possessor of a strange, legendary head. A head cut from its body centuries ago to stop the evil it caused. But the head, still alive, demands that Desmond find its body so that it can regain all its powers. And following the dying words of a aged man, Desmond starts his search.

At Gallows Hill, Desmond locates the unmarked stone with a ring on it. He pulls the ring, which reveals a staircase leading to an underground chamber. Inside the chamber, he finds a coffin held shut by a gigantic crucifix. He also finds a strange masked covered with jewels.

Act I

Desmond is unable to remove the cross by himself and determines that he needs help to retrieve the coffin with the body. He closes up the vault and leaves.

At Rose Cottage, Gerard tries to read his future to determine who Samantha will choose. Flora catches him and realizes he is worried about it. Gerard feels that Samantha must remain with Quentin. Flora invites him to stay at Rose Cottage either way, but Gerard doesn't think that Desmond wants him in the house. Flora tells him not to worry and she "will handle it." Lamar suddenly shows up and asks for Leticia.

Act II

Flora goes to get Leticia while Gerard and Lamar introduce themselves. Gerard finds Lamar's interest in Leticia rather intriguing; Lamar feels that Leticia has a great number of powers that should be used for the good of mankind. Lamar then asks Gerard if Leticia and Barnabas have had any discussions recently, but Gerard isn't sure why he would talk to her. He asks for Gerard's opinion about Barnabas. Gerard admits he does seem "odd"; Lamar tells him he knows he lied about how he arrived in Collinsport (his name was not on a boat's passenger list). Flora returns before they can continue talking about Barnabas further and informs him that Leticia is gone.

Desmond goes to the tavern and hires a man named Tim to help him with getting the coffin out.

Act III

At the tavern, Desmond offers Tim $20 to help him, but warns him he may not like what he wants him to do. Desmond warns him not to ask any questions or tell anyone they are working together. They leave the bar and head to Gallows Hill.

Back at Rose Cottage, Lamar tells Flora and Gerard the story of his father's disappearance and how he is suspicious of Barnabas. Gerard, who has grown interested in Lamar's feelings towards Barnabas, suggests they have a seance to contact Lamar's father.

Desmond takes Tim to Gallows Hill and shows him the underground chamber and gives him his job: they must remove the cross and take the coffin back to Rose Cottage. Desmond leaves to get a cart to move the coffin while Tim works on the cross. While Tim examines the coffin, he discovers the jeweled mask.

Act IV

Tim realizes the mask must be worth a fortune, and decides he must have it.

Meanwhile, Gerard begins the seance to contact Reverend Trask. Lamar's father speaks from beyond the grave about an evil presence that is in the room. He says, "You are surrounded by evil" and "Beware the Cross". While the seance is being held, Tim removes the giant cross, freeing Judah Zachary's coffin. Trask says cryptically, "Evil is joining evil. Evil will walk again!" Tim excitedly takes the jeweled mask, but is shocked and frightened by the body. The headless body kills Tim and rises from the tomb.

Memorable quotes Edit

Flora: (seeing Lamar) Has someone died?

Flora: In this house, we always combat stress with levity.

Lamar: (introduced to Gerard) At your service.
Gerard: Well I hope not yet please, thank you.

Lamar: There are many things perhaps that Barnabas Collins does not want to bring to light.

Gerard: I do find Barnabas Collins quite odd.
Flora: You don't think he had anything to do with it?

Lamar: Would it be inconvenient if I waited?
Flora: Oh, not at all! You two shall have tea, and I shall have a brandy.

Lamar: What I think is my business.

Reverend Trask: Evil is joining evil.

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