1840 / 1840 PT


James Storm


Gordon Russell


Lela Swift


January 20, 1971


January 12, 1971


Complete: Disc 121
Collection 25: Disc 1

We have 4 images of Dark Shadows 1193

Samantha falls from Widows' Hill.

Synopsis Edit

The great house of Collinwood in the year 1840. On this dark and fateful night, Quentin Collins remains a fugitive from justice. Fearing he will never be able to clear his good name, he has made plans to leave Collinsport forever. Meanwhile, on the cold and barren cliff known as Widows' Hill, a strange confrontation is about to occur, one which will alter the future of Quentin Collins and his beloved Daphne.

Samantha falls to her death from Widow's Hill. Joanna casually returns to Collinwood. Gerard finds Samantha's body and carries it back to Collinwood.

In parallel time, Kendrick tries to find out what happened to his sister Stella. He does not believe the story that the Collins family have given him. He questions Samantha Drew, but she insists that she doesn't know. She is later confronted by Julia Collins, who demands to know everything Kendrick said to her.

Quentin and Daphne prepare to leave Collinsport, and Quentin asks Daphne to marry him. However, Gerard has followed her.

Memorable quotes Edit

Daphne: First Edith, then Gabriel, now Samantha. Three deaths in twenty-four hours. There seems to be no end to the tragedy in this house.

Daphne: I saw people who are just as troubled as we are, perhaps even more so. I guess it doesn't really make any difference what band of time you live in. People are different but their problems and fears are just the same as ours.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

Story Edit

  • The Parallel Time scene that occurs in this episode is unusual as part of it takes place outside, which means Daphne, who observing events from the main time-band is patiently standing there watching Julia watch Kendrick and Samantha (PT) out of the window.
  • The Trask Memorial Chapel will be handling the funerals of both Samantha and Edith. (Maybe they have a 2 for 1 offer on?)
  • Edith's body was found the previous night by one of the servants.
  • TIMELINE: It was earlier this evening when Samantha shot Joanna, (occurred in 1192). Dawn soon. Edith, Gabriel and Samantha all died with the past 24 hours, (Edith died in 1186, Gabriel died in 1191, and Samantha dies in this episode). Edith's body was found last night. Quentin plans to leave tomorrow morning at 3am. 8:45pm: Julia leaves Collinwood.

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Lee Beery flubs when she tells Daphne that "at three o'clock you and Daphne will be free."
  • After her fall from Widows' Hill, Samantha looks more like she bumped into a wall rather than falling off a cliff to her death.
  • Quentin mentions that he will take Tad to Europe with him and that the next time Gerard sees Tad, Tad will be 21 years old and the Master of Collinwood. However, Daniel's will clearly stated that if Tad was ever to leave Collinwood, he would forfeit his right to the Collins fortune. This point was stressed several episodes previously after Daniel's revised will was read naming Gerard as the 'interim-heir' until Tad turns 21 years old. Samantha, concerned for Tad's safety, was planning take him and leave Collinwood, but reconsidered after being reminded that he would lose his claim to the family fortune. [Actually, it did not say that in Daniel's will. It specifically said that as long as Tad was in residence at Collinwood when he turned 21, he would receive the entire estate. No mention was made of where Tad could live before he was 21; it was just interpreted by Desmond, the rest of the family, and Gerard, to mean that Tad had to live at Collinwood until he was 21. It would be easy for a lawyer to contest any claim that Tad had to stay at Collinwood until he was 21.]

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