- Collinwood in the year 1897. Quentin Collins, transformed by a gypsy's curse into a werewolf, has stalked and killed many victims. But tonight, by the light of a full moon, it is he who is stalked, he who is hunted, he who may die.
Barnabas goes to Magda and it is Barnabas vs Magda. The werewolf, despite being shot, is alive. They take the werewolf to the Old House and sit him on the couch. Barnabas says, “It only takes a moment to die—only a moment for the whole future to be changed. Destroyed by one silver bullet in the hands of a gypsy.” Magda apologizes, claiming she was worried about the children. She says, “Quentin Collins will be a werewolf all the days of his life.”Barnabas asks for the gun and she gives it to him. She will pray for the creature. When Magda turns her back on the werewolf, it gets up but her pentagram makes it leave. Outside, it turns back into Quentin.
Quentin hears crying and/or laughing. He heads back to the house. The morning is blue at the foyer glass stained windows. Dorcas’s ghost appears to Quentin and calls him a murderer. Quentin tries to reason with her. Judith comes in and the ghost is gone. Quentin tells Judith but makes no sense to her. Judith says, “You are just like an animal.” Quentin drinks and hears the crying of Dorcas again. Judith does not hear it. He kicks her out.
Barnabas comes up from the cellar. Magda tells him the werewolf left. He will send her to Collinwood to make sure Quentin is all right. Magda flubs over “Telled me to do.” She explains that an old woman turned a Count Petofi into a werewolf in the forest near Oshden. She had a daughter named Julianka, part of the Romana family. Magda can go to Boston, the head of the family is King Johnny Romano. Magda apologizes to Barnabas and wants the same thing he does. Magda knows Barnabas knows something about all this and how it will turn out for the children.
Barnabas leaves and goes to Quentin. There is no full moon tonight. Barnabas tells him he wants to help but Quentin is more than skeptical. Barnabas tries to be friendly and help. Quentin tells him, “I’m not entirely ignorant of supernatural matters.” Barnabas tells him, “There are many people dear to me who’s lives are at stake and they depend on what happens to you.” Barnabas tells him that in the 15th century there was a French man who died and was buried on hallowed ground. There are other werewolf cases as well.
Barnabas tells him Magda is going to Boston. Quentin says to Barnabas, “Promise me that you will shoot me through the heart.”Barnabas returns to Collinwood and talks to Judith. Judith tells him Jamison is disturbed. He had a dream and woke up screaming. Judith asks Barnabas, with his vast knowledge of all things Collins and the past, “Just who is David Collins?” She tells him that Jamison woke up says, “David Collins is dead. David Collins is dead.”
Memorable quotes Edit
Barnabas to Magda: "It only takes a moment to die; only a moment for the whole future to be destroyed by one silver bullet in the hands of a gypsy."