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|← 1226 →|
March 1, 1971
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- The great house at Collinwood in the world of Parallel Time. On this night, Melanie Collins, an adopted member of the family, has been given some news of a disturbing and startling nature, concerning her own origins. She has heard it from the man she has fallen in love with, Kendrick Young. Kendrick intends to keep investigating until he learns the whole truth about Melanie's past. He is unaware that shortly he will discover Melanie's most frightening secret.
Julia tells Kendrick "a story" as to why Melanie occasionally acts mad; Kendrick does not believe it and suspects her insanity is due to a curse. Melanie finds Gabriel in the woods, he gives her a message asking Flora to meet him. Flora goes to see Gabriel, he waits for her with a knife.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Kendrick: I know the other Melanie, the real one, the one I care about. I will decide whether the situation is impossible or not.
- Kendrick: Could Melanie be under some kind of a curse?
- Julia: (laughs) I believe such things happen only in fiction.
Dramatis personae Edit
- Joan Bennett as Flora Collins (PT)
- Nancy Barrett as Melanie Collins
- Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
- John Karlen as Kendrick Young
- Christopher Pennock as Gabriel Collins (PT)
Background information and notes Edit
- This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 1229.
- Final time an episode is narrated by Christopher Pennock.
- This is the final instance of the opening narration stating that the events are taking place in Parallel Time.
- Closing credits scene: Main entrance in Collinwood foyer.
- Melanie has been insane for ten years. When it happens her whole personality changes and she becomes someone else.
- TIMELINE: 10:30pm: Julia returns to Kendrick. Gabriel wants to meet Flora at midnight.