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Number

728

Timeline

1897

Narrator

Roger Davis

Writer

Gordon Russell

Director

Dan Curtis

Broadcast

April 22, 1969
(Tuesday)

Recorded

April 15, 1969
(Tuesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 77
Collection 14: Disc 1

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Laura prays to the flames and takes possession of Dirk who will help keep her alive.

Synopsis Edit

Collinwood before the turn of the century, a time of evil and terror for all who lived in the great house. The unexpected return of Laura Collins has caused one person in the house, Quentin, to live in mortal fear. He, and he alone, is aware of the mysterious link that exists between Laura and the supernatural. And now, on this night, he believes he has found the way to end Laura's existence.

Laura prays and begs for Amen Ra to possess Dirk and come to her in human form, which she has picked out and which he does. He possesses Dirk. Judith tells Quentin she might have always hated Laura as he says she had but she wasn't going to not feel compassion. Judith also tells him that at least Laura ran into a burning building to save her children, something Judith is sure Quentin would not have done as he is a coward.

Memorable quotes Edit

Quentin: (to Judith) My! Our Laura, struck down by feelings of emotion. Now, come now, Judith, you said yourself that she isn't capable of feeling anything!

Judith: (referring to Laura) Whatever her faults are, she's a human being.
Quentin: That's debatable.

Judith: (speaking to Minerva on the telephone) Yes, I can imagine how terrifying it would have been. Thank the Lord that all the children were safe.

Judith: (referring to Quentin) I have never known any one human so indifferent to suffering.
Quentin: The suffering of some people has to be seen to be believed!

Judith: (to Quentin) You hypocrite!

Quentin: (to Laura) How do you feel now? Are you too weak to talk? I'd like you to tell me what's happened to you. Please?

Laura: (to Quentin) You're trying to kill me!

Laura: I'll make you pay for this, Quentin.
Quentin: I doubt it. I don't think you have that much time left!
Laura: Get out of here!

Laura: I wouldn't want your pity.
Quentin: And you wouldn't get it.

Quentin (to Laura) Now, I do believe that one bad turn does deserve another. (Quentin kisses Laura on the lips.) Why, your lips are ice-cold. Goodbye, Laura!

Laura: (pleading into the fireplace flames) Hear me, Master, bearer of warmth and fire! Help me! I cannot die now! Not -- I'm not finished what I came here to do! Oh, I -- I beg for your understanding and mercy! Please, grant me another life-giving flame! Hear me Master, hear me! (Fireplace flames flicker and whoosh...) No! No, please! Please, don't take away your warmth! There's so little left! Please, help me. I beg you! Appear to me! Appear to me in human form! I've chosen the one -- a young man! (Dirk enters Collinwood as Laura continues speaking in voiceover.) Through him you can appear to me and help me. I beg you -- possess him and answer my plea!

Laura: Come to me. Come to me. I don't want to die. I can't die! Not now. Not here.

Laura: Don't let me die! Please don't let me die!

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Although it is mid-April, still early spring, the flowers and foliage in the garden appear to be experiencing August-like conditions, a rare phenomenon for Maine.
  • A boom microphone shadow appears on Joan Bennett's face as Judith and Quentin banter about Laura in the drawing room. It can be seen again on Quentin's head after Judith hangs up the candlestick phone and also when Quentin is in Laura's room.
  • A stage light can be seen overhead in the garden as Laura approaches Dirk.
  • A boom microphone can be seen as Dirk brings Laura into the foyer of Collinwood.
  • An off-stage cough can be heard as Judith and Dirk are talking in the drawing room.
  • Yellow blocking tape can be seen next to where Laura has collapsed on the floor.
  • A current time of almost 8pm is given. However, it was 7:30pm in 733, and this would appear to be part of the same evening. This time will be further contradicted in the next episode.

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