Barnabas explains the truth about the curse. Joshua hides Barnabas in the tower room of Collinwood and intends to find a way to lift the curse. Millicent decides give all her money to her younger brother Daniel. Naomi becomes suspicious of Joshua's recent strange behavior.
- A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. Back to the time when the darkest, most hideous secret in the history of the Collins family was born. On this night, in the old Collins mansion, Joshua Collins will try to put that secret to rest for all time.
Barnabas tells Joshua that he is dead but not dead, “I am already dead.” Joshua cannot release him on the world again. His son tells him that Angelique is the reason behind it all: the deaths of Jeremiah, Sarah, myself, Josette are all her doing. If he told anyone, she threatened to destroy the entire family.
Joshua finally says, “Miss Winters is innocent.” He will see to it that she is freed---but he takes a long time to do it if he ever does. Joshua tells him he will send for Rev. Trask but Barnabas tells him he is dead…now, wait a sec. That was maybe five episodes ago and a great deal of that seems to cover only two days at most, unless more time has gone by it seems almost to cover one night! So Trask might still be alive behind that wall and listening…unless Barnabas did something else which seems unlikely since Trask was behind the wall and screamed when Barnabas put the last brick in. Joshua laments this and then asks him if he was responsible for Abigail. Barnabas tells him she died of heart failure/fright.
Joshua then makes the mistake of moving Barnabas to the Tower Room at Collinwood, which seems strange because more people there could discover him. Additionally, he doesn’t consider that any light from candles could be seen from the drawing room and other places. And makes no attempt to cover the windows when both Naomi and Millicent later see these lights. Barnabas initially refuses to go there but Joshua tells him to either kill him or he will leave and tell Naomi about Barnabas. He will not have Barnabas roaming the countryside like some crazed animal.
Millicent is staring. Daniel is scared and moving around the steps and down as if he’s afraid and cautious. He had a robe on. He hugs Millicent when he finds her in the drawing room and he thought before this, that he was alone in the house. Millicent tells him she would never go away without telling him. Daniel claims he never had bad dreams before coming here and he thinks it is this house and the sounds it makes and the things that happen to the people that live in it. They hear a dog howling. He points out bad things happen when the dogs howl. As Daniel talks, he seems to be moving the chair near him with his foot or robe. When he thinks they are going to go home, he seems very happy.
Daniel tells Millicent that he likes Nathan, Nathan’s always been nice to him. “I like him.” Naomi talks to Millicent: the marriage will take place tomorrow. Without having told Nathan about her plans, Millicent will go to her lawyer and put all her money in Daniel’s name. Nathan will support her as he’s always saying that it is not her money Nathan is interested in. He often told her he would renounce her fortune. Joshua comes in and Naomi questions him extensively. He looks for Ben. Naomi somehow has a "frightening feeling" that Barnabas is involved. After Joshua leaves, she stares at the portrait.
Barnabas tells Joshua he is helpless to resist his needs and he says or flubs that he tried to undo the risk…undo the curse. He tells his father that said he killed Angelique but she is not dead. She wants the risk, the curse never to be broken. Naomi is seen in the drawing room practically grabbing up at the window to open it. She sees a light in the Tower Room. Barnabas is there.
Memorable quotes Edit
Dramatis personae Edit
- Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
- Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
- Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
- David Henesy as Daniel Collins
Background information and notes Edit
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- There is a clunk heard at the end of the episode.