- The turn of the century at Collinwood where a woman has journeyed from another time, from the year 1969, to help her friend. But unknowingly she has been betrayed, and now in a mill near the great estate she faces an enemy, an enemy she has never seen before this night.
Count Petofi is holding Julia prisoner. He wants to know about the future and how Julia has travelled to the past. He tells her he knows how she was found at Collinwood and renders her speechless when he hears Barnabas coming. It turns out it is not Barnabas, but Charles Delaware Tate. Petofi tells him that he has supplied Tate with the talent he has. Tate wants to know if when he paints something he can make it exist. Meanwhile, Quentin romances Amanda and wants to know why she is staying at Collinwood. Charles tells Amanda that she came into existence because he created her when he first painted her. Tate shows her by sketching a glass on the table, which does not appear as he said it would. Tate tells Quentin about the issues related to dealing with Petofi. Petofi forces Julia to tell him that the I Ching wands are the key to time travel. Quentin tells Petofi that he can find the wands in the Old House. After Petofi threatens him he says he will restore the curse. Julia tells Petofi how to use the wands. Petofi throws the wands into the Kun hexagram. Petofi goes into an I Ching trance and is confronted by a disembodied arm wielding a scimitar.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Julia Hoffman (reading from the I Ching Book): You have thrown the third hexagram, the Kun Hexagram. It symbolizes difficult beginnings. The top line symbolizes the difficultly in advancing.
Dramatis personae Edit
- Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
- David Selby as Quentin Collins
- Thayer David as Count Petofi
- Donna McKechnie as Amanda Harris
- Roger Davis as Charles Delaware Tate
- Jim Hale as Executioner (uncredited)