Dr. Lang reveals that his treatments have cured Barnabas, at least for the time being.
- At the Great House of Collinwood, Victoria Winters has returned to her life from her strange and haunting adventure in the past, but the terrible events she lived through there are beginning to change not only her life, but the lives of others around her. For this night, one man, afraid of what she might have discovered in 1795, has taken her away with him, but the end of their journey was a hospital, and the unexpected attention of a strange doctor.
Barnabas awakens in hospital to find himself cured by the mysterious Doctor Eric Lang. Although the doctor cannot quite explain how he did it, Barnabas finds he does not care, as for the first time in nearly two centuries he can see the sun.
Deeply grateful, he vows to give aid to Doctor Lang without question should he be asked.
Roger becomes increasingly obsessed with the portrait, and barely speaks when he and Elizabeth go to visit Barnabas at the hospital. Barnabas takes pride in introducing Liz and Roger as his family to Doctor Lang.
Roger steals a piece of Lang's medical equipment and brings it back to Angelique's portrait.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Barnabas: How warm the sun is... I had forgotten.
- Barnabas: Can it all be over? Can the curse be finished?
- Dr Lang: Ah - so a curse was responsible!
- Barnabas: No, Angelique will not let it happen - you're wrong, Doctor, this will end as it did with Doctor Hoffman -
- Dr Lang: (referring to Barnabas' previous ageing) You are wrong, Mr Collins; I have given you an injection to avoid what happened with Doctor Hoffman!
- Barnabas: Then I can live as any other man...
- Dr Lang: Yes. For now, I see no reason why not.
- Barnabas: For now... How often have I wanted to give a year for an hour to be as I was, just to step into the light... I only dreamed... I had forgotten the beauty of the day, the colors, the light, the green of the grass, the leaves, the trees, the blue fo the sky... I am alive again!!
- Dr Lang: Doctor Hoffman has your best interests at heart.
- Barnabas: She told you about me, what I am?
- Dr Lang: No, she did not; actually, she refused to tell me. But I suspected, right from the beginning, and when she insisted that the room be darkened, then it was that I knew.
- Barnabas: (about Angelique) Oh, if I could only find some place where I could hide from her spirit-
- Dr Lang: Mr Collins, perhaps in the mastery of science, in the mastery of modern medicine you will find your best hiding place?
- Barnabas: She will fight you!
- Dr Lang: No, I will defend you, Mr Collins!
- Barnabas: Doctor, how can I express my gratitude? What can I do for you?
- Dr Lang: For now, nothing; your feelings are enough.
- Barnabas: I will make a vow - if ever you want me to do anything for you I will do it without question, whatever it is.
- Dr Lang: Thank you. I shall remember that.
- Dr Lang: Begin a new life - the most exciting thought that a man can have. I am learning that too...
Dramatis personae Edit
- Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
- Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins
- Addison Powell as Dr Eric Lang
Background information and notes Edit
- Jonathan Frid gives a moving performance as Barnabas realises what has happened to him.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- Although the opening of this episode is a repeat of the closing scene of 466, Barnabas is now dressed in white pajamas and a blue robe instead of the striped robe he wore in 466. The blocking has also changed significantly, and a "sunlight" special effect has been added.
- It appears that some time must have passed since 466, as Dr. Lang would have taken a while to perfect his cure before waking Barnabas up and exposing him to direct sunlight. Julia Hoffman apparently refused to provide her expertise/record of her own (partially successful) experiment to speed things up (see Memorable quotes).
- Julia has been sent a copy of Dr. Lang's notes in case Barnabas ever becomes a vampire again.
- Dr. Lang has apparently been working on his own project (creating Adam) along with Barnabas' cure (see Memorable quotes).