Collinwood at the turn of the century, and this night one man should be filled with a new zest for living, for he has gotten throughout the day of his death and he is still alive. But midnight presents a new problem for him: can he betray the one person who has tried to help him?
1897: Quentin ponders and has visions of a werewolf. He resolves to betray Barnabas. Julia’s still aphasic. Quentin recounts his near-death experience to Barnabas. Julia is watching something in the present, Barnabas describes her as being ‘stuck between two worlds.’
1969: A funeral wreath hangs on the Door of Collinwood. Roger’s sobbing. David is dead. Roger feels David wanted to stay with the family, but Quentin’s power was too strong. Roger wishes his son peace, then steps away, overcome with grief. Proving that the past & the present are bizarrely connected and running somehow in tandem, David comes back to life, recounting that Quentin & Beth, whom he was with, are gone. Roger embraces his son and thanks God that he is returned to him.
1897: Julia comes to, reciting ‘Quentin & Beth are gone.’ Quentin wants to know what he means and Barnabas explains why his ghost no longer haunts Collinwood. Quentin wonders why he would have become obsessed with David, and Barnabas asks him about Jamison’s rejection. Quentin realizes he has a second chance.
Quentin learns that Beth would have killed herself after killing him, that’s why her ghost vanished, too. Quentin wonders about his room’s 1969 state, which Barnabas shrugs off.
Julia’s aphasia is cleared up, and she wants to go home. Barnabas says they can’t because they haven’t solved Chris’ mystery. He tells her about Lenore, who must be Chris’ grandmother. He figures if they can solve the mystery of how Quentin was cured, he can help Chris.
Because Barnabas is being hunted, Julia wants to leave. She tells him that his body has vanished from the present and he retraces it ‘to the night before last, the night Julia found the letter’ -hence, his use of the I-Ching. Julia again pleads with Barnabas, but he feels the threat Petofi presents is too great.
Barnabas wants Julia to cure him and get substitute drugs from Satanist Evan Hanley. Quentin is morose and drunk and Edward is furious. Julia begins injections.
Barnabas visits Quentin, who lies about seeing Petofi. Barnabas returns to the rectory to find Julia is gone.
- David Selby as Quentin Collins
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
- Grayson Hall as Dr Julia Hoffman
- Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins / Edward Collins
- David Henesy as David Collins, (credited as Daniel Collins)
Background Information and Notes
- Louis Edmonds was only credited for Roger, not Edward.
Continuity and mistakes
- David Henesy is credited as 'Daniel Collins' in this episode.