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Number

637

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Joan Bennett

Writer

Gordon Russell

Director

Penberry Jones

Broadcast

December 13, 1968
(Friday)

Recorded

December 6, 1968
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 68
Collection 11: Disc 4

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In the secret room David and Amy find a skeleton.

Synopsis Edit

A violent storm continues over the great house at Collinwood, and it has been discovered that two children have disappeared in the middle of the night. While the adults in the house search frantically for them, the children are busy in an old storage room in the abandoned west wing, about to make a startling discovery of their own. One that will change the course of their lives.

In the secret room David and Amy find a skeleton. David and Amy get a cradle from the Old House and put it in the secret room, as they were "instructed" to. David and Amy plan to "play the game" with Quentin.

Memorable quotes Edit

Elizabeth: Barnabas, a locked door never kept David Collins out.

Barnabas: This is not the first time David has wandered away from Collinwood.

David: I like you Amy, you're my good friend, you know that?

David: (to Amy, pushing her toward a ghostly cradle that rocks) She needs you.

Amy: (to Barnabas) It's so good to see you again.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • Final episode directed by Penberry Jones.
  • The voice of the laughing ghost is not that of David Selby.
  • The fade out to the commercial happens long after the music has ended as David and Amy huddle together.

Story Edit

  • David and Amy are not seen leaving the west wing, getting their clothes, getting to the Old House, and taking the baby cradle from the Old House to Collinwood.
  • GHOSTWATCH: Whilst David and Amy are in Quentin's room, the gramophone suddenly starts playing, and an evil sounding male laugh is heard.
  • TIMELINE: People have been searching the grounds for two hours for David and Amy. Day 254 begins, and will end in 646. 1:30am: David and Amy go to the west wing.
  • Amy hugs Barnabas on seeing him, saying it is so good to see him again. They have not been in an episode together since Amy's arrival at Collinwood. [Obviously, not every moment of every character's life is shown on the show.]

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • I wonder how David and Amy got that crib through that small one-panel opening outside of Quentin's room...
  • In the reprise, David knocks out the bottom second panel from right and Amy sees the door. In the previous episode David knocked out the bottom right panel to see the door.
  • Denise Nickerson flubs, "We should go back downstairs now David", "Why?", "Because nobody knows who we are".
  • Joan Bennett flubs, "You always... you know how fascinated David's always been with this house."
  • After 75 years the matches still light on the first try.

Gallery (18) Edit

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