Millicent tells Joshua that she saw a light in the tower room, he tries to covers it up. Nathan and Millicent get married, shortly after Nathan discovers that she has signed all her money over to Daniel. Nathan plans to drive Millicent insane.
- 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. There in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly condemned as a witch, while all around her a torrent of tragic events continues to engulf the Collins family.
It is day and Joshua is looking out of the window of the Tower Room. Later, Millicent tells him she saw a light in the room last night. We hear birds and one squawks just as the credits are about to come on. We hear another clunk at the end of the theme song. Millicent saw shadows and heard noises and whispers last night. Joshua flubs with “Passing shadows…passing clouds” and claims that the moon caused some of the things she saw. She is in her wedding dress. She must have gone during this day or maybe a few other days have passed by since last episode’s end. Millicent has seen her lawyer and put her money in Daniel’s name. She still hasn’t told Nathan.
Joshua tells her if he had any feelings left, he’d pity her. When Daniel sees Nathan coming, he wishes to ride back to town on the back of his horse. When Nathan comes in, he drops his jacket and has to pick it up. The women are feeling Nathan is tempting luck by seeing the bride before the wedding. Naomi and Daniel go to the carriage that will take them to the chapel; Millicent mentions the storm last night and that could not cause the shadows she saw. This gives Nathan the info about the Tower Room and makes him suspicious enough to question Joshua after Joshua dismisses Millicent out. Joshua vs Nathan. Thanks to Joshua’s reactions, Nathan says, “My curiosity is no longer aroused, it is satisfied.”
Later, the wedding is over and a toast is to be said but Joshua doesn’t make the toast.Naomi has apparently invited them to live in the West Wing (?) which may or may not go against how she feels AND what Nathan demanded of Joshua in 446. In any case, Nathan does not plan to stay around: he will take a trip with her around the globe and he tells them he resigned from his commission to the Navy!
Millicent still has not told Nathan about what she did. Alone, Daniel talks to Nathan and …is there something on his right eye? Daniel tells Nathan about the money being turned over to him but he does not want it. Nathan gets all flustered and angry, hides it from Daniel as best as he can, and leaves, going out the door, storming out, and the door reopens and he has to come back and close it.
Later…Daniel finds Millicent crying in her room on her bed. He tells her she can have all the money back. She wants him to leave her alone.
At 7pm, Naomi finds Nathan drunk. Daniel comes down and tells them about Millicent crying. It is because Nathan left and was gone a long time. Naomi goes to comfort her. Daniel asks why he made Millicent cry, “It frightens me when she cries.” Nathan lies: he said he had a gift for her and went to go get it. Daniel tells him he does not want her money and she will have to handle it and if anything happens to her or her mind, who would watch out for it and for him? This gives Nathan a new idea. Nathan goes to Millicent and starts a plan to drive her crazy. Crazier. He’s been gone all day and she thinks he doesn’t love her. Millicent seems to flub with, “I STOLE my lawyers…” He says he is happy now that the money is not an issue; it can prove to her and everyone that he really does love her.
He calms her down and then steals one of her ear rings and then tells her to put them on, then uncalms her down, trying to make her think she’s not calm when she is, for once. Dogs howl. He doesn’t seem to hear them or at least he makes her think that. He also tells her that the light in the Tower Room is NOT on when he clearly does see it. This makes her cry.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Nathan: My curiosity is no longer aroused, it is satisfied.
Dramatis personae Edit
- Joan Bennett as Naomi Collins
- Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
- Nancy Barrett as Millicent Collins
- Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes (uncredited)
- David Henesy as Daniel Collins
Background information and notes Edit
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- As he storms out of the Collins house just before the commercial break, Joel Crothers slams the door, but it fails to stick, and he has to double back to close it properly.
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins is listed in the credit roll although he did not appear in this episode.
- Nathan has renounced his commission in the Navy yet continues to wear his uniform.