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Alexandra Moltke


Gordon Russell


Lela Swift


April 15, 1968


April 9, 1968


Complete: Disc 50
Collection 7: Disc 2

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Barnabas experiences another temporary relapse.

Synopsis Edit


Victoria Winters has returned to the great house at Collinwood, back from her strange and frightening adventure in the past. Now she and all those around her are haunted by the terrible events she witnessed in the year 1795, events which may change the course of history, and forever alter the destinies of all who live at Collinwood, and Barnabas Collins, fearful of what the future may bring, places his destiny in the hands of a stranger.

Barnabas is talking with Dr. Lang in his home, and Lang asks if Victoria changed her mind because there was someone else, and was that someone else Jeff Clark. Barnabas says yes. Lang offers to make Miss Winters change her mind. Jeff comes in carrying a box, and Lang introduces him to Barnabas. After Barnabas leaves, Lang opens the box and says it is a perfect specimen. There is a human arm in the box.

Act I

Elizabeth asks Mrs. Johnson to hang the newly bought portrait in the drawing room, but she tells her she can't, because the portrait is gone. Not only that, but Roger Collins did not sleep in his bed last night, and is nowhere to be found. Mrs. Johnson does ask Elizabeth if her son can stay for a few days for a visit. Barnabas comes to visit, and Elizabeth tells him that she is concerned about Roger's strange behavior, all seemingly related to the portrait that Vicki bought.

Act II

Barnabas chats with Vicki about her experiences in the past, and he starts to feel his bloodlust again. He excuses himself to go see Dr. Lang. A little later, there is a knock at the front door and Vicki goes to answer it. When she does, she screams, for the person standing there looks exactly like Noah Gifford.


The man introduces himself as Harry Johnson, come to visit his mother. Mrs. Johnson, hearing the scream, comes to see what is wrong. She immediately assumes that her son did something or said something to Vicki to cause her to scream. When Harry explains it was a case of mistaken identity, she does not believe him. She reminds him that if he gets his itchy fingers again, she won't be able to help him. He'd be sent to prison again and they would throw away the key.

Act IV

Mrs. Johnson shows Elizabeth Dr. Lang's head mirror that she found in Roger's room while she was cleaning.

Dr. Lang informs Barnabas that he will need blood transfusions at least once a week for the time being. Barnabas wants to know how Lang intends to cure him, and Lang asks him how he'd like to have the appearance of Jeff Clark. Barnabas says he doesn't know if he can cooperate with Lang unless he is open with him. Lang says he isn't at liberty at the moment to be totally open, but promises that very soon, he will begin to live a new life.

Back at Collinwood, Harry starts to go through the drawers of the desk in the drawing room, looking for something that could be of value.

Memorable quotes Edit

Harry: How am I supposed to know some girl would come to the door, take one look at me and scream her head off?

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • Clarice Blackburn returns to the cast after an absence of 28 episodes.
  • There is a tape edit as Victoria goes to answer the door. She is seen leaving the drawing room and then is immediately standing in front of the open door screaming while Harry is standing outside. She is not seen walking to, or opening the door.
  • Although he had a significant amount of dialogue, actor Roger Davis is accidently uncredited. This is likely because he only appeared in the teaser, which was actually a rebroadcast from the previous episode, and didn't appear in any new scene.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • The camera lights can be seen in reflection as Elizabeth examines Dr. Lang's head mirror.
  • While Elizabeth and Mrs. Johnson are talking in the foyer, a large shadow probably from a camera can be seen moving around in the drawing room.
  • When Harry smokes his cigarette in the drawing room, a member of the crew can be heard coughing.

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