- Collinwood: The mysterious locked room in the abandoned west wing has brought death or madness to all who have entered it. Morgan Collins has survived the night in the room, but has been possessed by the spirit of a man who died in 1680 — the year the curse began. On this night, an attempt was made to exorcise the spirit of James Forsythe from the body of Morgan Collins. The attempt failed, but the family is soon to be faced with a revelation they never expected.
In 1680 (of Parallel Time), James Forsythe was a business partner with Brutus Collins; Brutus was stealing money from James. James was having an affair with Brutus' wife Amanda. Brutus kills James and Amanda and later Constance. Brutus set a curse on Collinwood, only the person capable surviving a night in the locked room would be worthy of the Collins name. Back in 1841 (of Parallel Time), Brutus' spirit comes for James Forsythe's spirit.
Memorable quotes Edit
- James Forsythe: I want what is coming to me.
Brutus Collins: Have no fear, James, you will get what is coming to you in due time.
- Brutus Collins: An ordinary death would not be good enough for you. Oh, I want you dead — but I don't want you to rest, James. I want your spirit to be troubled through all eternity.
Dramatis personae Edit
- Louis Edmonds as Brutus Collins
- Nancy Barrett as Amanda Collins
- Grayson Hall as Julia Collins / Constance Collins
- Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins / James Forsythe
Background information and notes Edit
- Unlike the Collinwood of real-time (which was built in the 1790s), the Collinwood of Parallel Time was inhabited as early as 1680.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- Morgan complains that Brutus has "embezzled hundreds and thousands of dollars." In Colonial Massachusetts of 1680 (modern-day Maine was carved out of Massachusetts in 1820), the most common currencies in use would have been denominated in pounds, shillings and pence. But, as he was in the shipping business, it's possible that Morgan was referring to Spanish dollars, a.k.a. "pieces of eight," which were sometimes used in that era.