Joshua has Barnabas chained up in his coffin. Meanwhile, Victoria hung for witchcraft.
- A séance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a séance which has suspended time and space, and sent one girl 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 accused of witchcraft. And on this day she will be hanged by the neck until dead. And another she has known, Barnabas Collins, faces a final and ultimate destruction.
At Collinwood, Nathan's attempt to kill Barnabas with a wooden arrow and crossbow fails. After the arrow misses his heart, Barnabas kills Nathan. Ben buries Nathan on the grounds, while Joshua tells Barnabas in the study what must be done: People will be told that Nathan simply left Collinsport, abandoning Millicent when she became penniless. The marriage between Nathan and Millicent will be annulled, as if it never happened. By now, Millicent is so mad that she barely remembers Nathan. Barnabas begs Joshua to shoot him with the silver bullets immediately, to end the curse forever. Joshua begs off, saying that he will do so later, at sunrise while Barnabas is asleep. Joshua also reveals other plans: to adopt Daniel and be "a better father for him." Joshua plans to tell others Naomi died a natural death, instead of suicide, just as he will have history say that Angelique and Barnabas were never married. Barnabas asks for several things as last requests. Free Ben. Look after Millicent and Daniel. Prevent Victoria's execution. Joshua promises to do so. Barnabas' coffin is moved back to the secret room in the mausoleum, and Joshua at first plans to shoot Barnabas with the silver bullets. But then he confesses to Ben that he cannot do it. Instead, Joshua places a large silver crucifix in the coffin to keep Barnabas trapped. He then has Ben chain the coffin shut, explaining that there is a risk -- if anyone ever finds the coffin and releases Barnabas, the curse will begin all over again. Back in the study, Ben confirms that Barnabas is trapped. Joshua reveals to Ben the request of Barnabas. Joshua gives Ben $100 and tells him that he may go wherever he chooses. Briggs arrives with a letter from the governor. The request was denied and the execution will continue. In the Collinsport Jail, Victoria and Peter declare their love for each other and kiss. Peter vows that somehow, someway, he will find her in some other time and place, and she must remember that. She promises to remember. Victoria is then led to the gallows, silent and brave. She is asked if she wants a mask, to which she nods. She recalls Peter's vow to find her, wherever she is. And then she is hanged.
Memorable quotes Edit
Dramatis personae Edit
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
- Louis Edmonds as Joshua Collins
- Joel Crothers as Nathan Forbes
- Thayer David as Ben Stokes
- Roger Davis as Peter Bradford
- Howard Honig as Gaoler
- Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Background information and notes Edit
- There is no credit roll at the end of the episode.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- After Barnabas pulls the arrow from his chest, he tells Lt. Forbes, "It didn't hit me, Forbes! It didn't hit me!", which is obviously incorrect. Consequently, an additional line appears to have been dubbed in post-production by Frid to clarify things a bit: "You didn't hit my heart!"