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April 19, 1968
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- The same, unblinking moon that Victoria Winters saw shining on Collinwood in her terror ridden journey into the past shines this night over the great house by the sea. But the moon, and Collinwood itself, are not the only survivors from the past. Terror, too, is beyond time, and it has pursued the inhabitants of Collinwood down from the dark past to an even darker present. And the ghoulish plan to cure Barnabas Collins unfolds as inexorably as time and with increasing terror.
Strapped to a lab table in Eric Lang's lab, Jeff Clark realizes that Lang plans to use his face to complete the experimental creature. He screams in terror, then passes out from an injection as Lang holds up a scalpel.
Lang is interrupted by Barnabas Collins at the door. Barnabas begs Lang to help, explaining that his vampire urges are back. Barnabas then notices Jeff's unconscious body. Looking upon Jeff's face, Barnabas has second thoughts and begs Lang to stop. Lang coldly and cruelly badgers Barnabas until he concedes and leaves. Just as Eric begins again, Victoria enters the foyer, calling for Dr. Lang and Jeff. Barnabas returns to the lab, telling Eric that Victoria has shown up, looking for Jeff.
Lang lies to Vicki, saying that he hasn't seen Jeff. Victoria insists that something awful has happened. Barnabas eavesdrops, apparently feeling guilty that he is ruining Victoria's chance at happiness, just as Angelique ruined his own. He returns to the lab, frees Jeff from his restraints and vows that he has caused enough suffering.
Lang returns to the lab. He and Barnabas argue fiercely. Lang reminds Barnabas that Jeff now knows everything, including his plans to kill him and use his face for the creature. Lang says he can not risk Jeff going to the police. Jeff awakens, grabs a scalpel, and threatens to kill Eric. Eric stalls long enough to inject Jeff again, and he collapses.
Barnabas suggests to Lang that Julia Hoffman can hypnotise Jeff to forget everything. But Lang is not willing to let even Julia know about his plans. When Barnabas picks up the phone to call Julia, Lang pulls a pistol out and threatens to kill him, reminding him he is human now, and can die like a human.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Dr. Lang: Barnabas, I gave you credit for much greater intelligence than this.
- Dr. Lang: I don't know whether I admire your trust, or your absolute stupidity.
- Dr. Lang: Careful...put down that knife.
- Jeff: I'll put it down, right in your ribs!
Dramatis personae Edit
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
- Addison Powell as Eric Lang
- Roger Davis as Jeff Clark
- Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Background information and notes Edit
- When Victoria enters Dr. Lang's house, whose door isn't even locked, looking for Jeff, she tells Lang: "For the first time, I've come so close to being happy..." Has she already forgotten about Burke Devlin, whom she was engaged to marry not so long ago and who might have survived the plane crash?
- TIMELINE: It was three hours ago when Jeff said he'd meet Victoria.