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Nancy Barrett


Sam Hall


Lela Swift


June 11, 1969


June 4, 1969


Complete: Disc 80
Collection 14: Disc 4

773 B
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Minerva drinks the poisoned tea and dies; Evan then hypnotizes Tim to forget and accuses him of Minerva's murder.

Synopsis Edit

It is 1897 and Collinwood lies under a strange spell. On the grounds of the great estate in a house by the sea, a young man controlled by the spell watches a woman play solitaire knowing that when he sees the queen of spades he must kill her.

He stares at Minerva while she drinks her tea. Minerva calls Tim a murderer and asks why he wanted to kill her. He says it was because she played the Queen of Spades. Evan hypnotizes Tim again. Evan then accuses Tim of murder. In the meantime, Charity tells Rachel that she has ended her engagement to Tim. Charity predicts that Tim will soon propose to Rachel, but Rachel doesn't know why she would think so. Evan informs Charity that Minerva is dead.

Tim goes to Rachel and tells her the whole story. Rachel suspects that Evan may be the guilty party and promises to help Tim. They arrange to meet at the abandoned Peabody farm the next day.

Evan goes to Rachel's room in pursuit of Tim, but she plays dumb. He doesn't believe her, and locks her into her room. Tim goes to the farmhouse and finds a coffin in the cellar.

Memorable quotes Edit

Charity: In a way, I think the two of you might be very happy. Perhaps together you'll be able to work out some of the problems that each of you obviously has.

Evan: Miss Drummond, I know you're in there, and I only hope for your sake that you're alone.

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Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Tim pours what looks like plain water into Minerva's tea cup. At the end of the previous episode the liquid being poured was brown. In the reprise of this episode it is clear.
  • When Evan is at Rachel's door, Humbert Allen Astredo mistakenly calls her "Miss Shaw."
  • Evan clearly suspects that Tim escaped through Rachel's window, yet he locks her in her room, with the window still open. He also tosses the gun on her bed when he goes to grab her, but then locks her in the room without retrieving the gun.

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