David Collins is mesmerized by the Leviathan sign of the Naga. Olivia Corey searches for the Tate painting.
- There is a time coming when a horror beyond belief will descend on the Great House of Collinwood. But that time is not yet at hand. At the moment, there are only warnings of the storm to come. Such is that which will be felt by Carolyn Stoddard, as she sits peacefully at an antique shop in Collinsport. She and many others will soon learn that a horror is all around them, and there is no escape.
Megan rushes into the antique shop, screaming that someone is coming to kill her and she needs to hide. She runs upstairs, and Carolyn hears the bell ring: someone has entered the shop.
Julia enters the antique shop. Carolyn explains that Philip is missing and Megan thinks someone is coming to kill her. Julia notices the Leviathan Box and wonders how it got to the antique shop. Carolyn says she doesn't know or care, and shows Julia the sick baby. While examining the baby, Julia notices he has a very strange birthmark. Megan comes rushing in, telling Julia to get away fromt he baby. Megan says she must dress the baby so they can leave, but Julia says she can't leave without Philip. Megan then suddenly calms down, and asks as if nothing is wrong. She says Philip will come home "when he is ready to" and the baby will feel better soon before heading upstairs. Julia feels Megan is afraid of something, but is not sure of what.
Amy is playing in the drawing room at Collinwood when David walks in. He is about to retrieve the Leviathan Book from the desk but Amy catches him. She asks him why he lied to Carolyn about it, and David says he was planning on giving it back before he learned how valuable it is. David says he plans to burn the book so no one will know that he took it. Amy objects, and tries to steal the book from David. He drops it, and it opens to a page where David sees the sign of the Naga.
David begins to act strangely and tells Amy to stand outside the door so he can read the Leviathan Book. Amy is frightened with his behavior, but agrees to stand guard. David begins to read the book and appears to understand its language perfectly.
At the antique shop, Megan comes downstairs after taking a nap. She tells Carolyn that Joseph is feeling better. Carolyn suggests that Megan call her sister to tell her to come pick up the baby. Megan gets upset at this, saying the baby is her responsibility. The phone rings, and it is Mr. Corey asking about the painting that Julia purchased a few days ago. She gives him Julia's contact information. Megan thanks Carolyn for all she has done for her over the past couple of days.
At Collinwood, Julia asks David if she can do him a favor and take a letter to Barnabas at the Old House. David, who still appears to be in a trance, says he can't do it, and abruptly leaves. The note says that Mr. Corey is coming to Collinwood at 5:00 PM see about the painting, and she believes it could be Quentin. Noticing that she has about 15 minutes to spare she quickly hurries to the Old House to tell Barnabas.
Julia returns to Collinwood shortly after 5:00 PM for her meeting with Mr. Corey. As she walks into the drawing room at Collinwood, she sees that Mr. Corey is actually a woman named Olivia Corey and bears a striking resemblance to Amanda Harris from 1897. She said she had the hotel clerk call for her and had the clerk identify her as a man to prevent the asking price for the painting from going up. Olivia says she is an actress form New York, and she is interested in all of Tate's works, because one of his first paintings was of someone who looked just like her grandmother, Amanda Harris. Julia tells Olivia that the her painting is not for sale, which upsets her. Julia asks who her grandfather is, and after an awkward pause, she makes up a name. She goes on to say that she is interested in any of the Collins family portraits that were created at around the turn of the century. Julia, feeling that Olivia is hiding something, tells her that there is no portrait at Collinwood of Quentin Collins. Olivia looks stunned, but Carolyn walks in and tells Olivia her cab has arrived. Olivia leaves, but not before telling Julia there is a lot they could learn from each other.
In the woods, David approaches the Leviathan Altar, and says "I am one of you now." The altar opens, revealing a hole in the base of the stone. David crawls into it and it closes behind him.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Olivia: We actresses are vain. I mean, if we didn't admire our own appearance we wouldn't be on the stage, would we?
- Olivia: Everything's for sale, sooner or later.
Dramatis personae Edit
Background information and notes Edit
- First appearance of the character of Olivia Corey.