Instead of killing Forbes, Barnabas throttles him and instructs him to recant his testimony against Victoria Winters. He and Ben lead him out of the house, and Millicent follows them. The confession from Nathan clears Peter, but isn't enough for Victoria. Millicent visits Nathan in jail, and he begs for her to listen and understand him. She sadly observes that she always understood him, and yet she is still willing to listen.
Barnabas meets a streetwalker named Crystal. She tries to talk him into taking her to the Eagle for drinks, but he wishes to remain outside. She suddenly recognizes Barnabas Collins. He bears his fangs, and she jumps off the dock.
At the jail, Nathan tells Millicent how to destroy Barnabas. She is shaken from the instructions, but tells her husband that she will try. She leaves and Nathan shakes his head after her, certain that this last effort will be in vain.
Barnabas returns to Collinwood, where he tells Ben how hard it is to be a vampire once again. Ben asks him how they are going to save Victoria Winters and Barnabas confesses that he does not know. He goes alone into the study, and finds the body of Crystal Cabot.
- Barnabas: You’ve shown more ingenuity than I have given you credit for.
- Nathan: If you need my help that desperately, then you can't afford to kill me.
- Nathan: Barnabas must be destroyed before it's too late.
- Ben: What now?
- Barnabas: I don't know.
- Nathan: You've just got to take my word, Millicent. You've got to trust me.
- Millicent: I did that before, Nathan. I trusted you. And I was sorry.
Background information and notes
- Crystal's last name is not mentioned in the episode, but is revealed in the end credits.
Bloopers and continuity errors
- During the reprise, has someone turned on an old scratchy record player of the soundtrack?
- This time, Nathan looks into the hall for Barnabas rather than waiting for him to open the door.
- The grandfather clock ping pongs.
- As Ben and Barnabas chat, the musical ending before a commericial comes on and ends abruptly.
- Toward the end, Barnabas's gray eye make up seems to be running sideways...or sweat has ruined it.
- In the study as Barnabas broods and then sits down, we see the face of Crystal Cabot before we're meant to.
- The credits say 1968.