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The shows many plotlines can be divided up into distinct storylines. The purpose of this page is to sum up, as concisely as possible, each of these major storylines. Due to the show’s nature as a soap opera, continuing storylines would often overlap with each other, others would run concurrently but would largely be unconnected, such as the first ‘Barnabas Collins’ storyline and the ‘Jason McGuire’ storyline.

It is not always clear when a storyline has formally finished. For example, the initial ‘Victoria Winters’ storyline ends at an arbitrary point with episode 127 as from then on the main focus of the show moves away from the Victoria Winters character to more supernatural based storylines and characters. Another example is the ‘1795‘ storyline, although the narrative leaves the year 1795 with episode 460, the next couple of episodes after that, up to 466, are directly about the time Victoria Winters spent in 1795, so therefore are included as part of the ‘1795’ storyline.

The episode count tally takes into account of 20 pre-empted episodes that occurred thoughtout the shows run. Episodes were numbered regardless of whether or not the show was pre-empted. So, there are a total of 20 "numbered" episodes that do not, in actuality, exist. For example the initial ‘Victoria Winters’ storyline is 125 episodes to take into account 2 pre-emptions that occurred during this time.

Victoria Winters Edit

  • Episode Count: 1 to 127 (125 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: June 27, 1966 to December 20, 1966
  • Writers: Art Wallace, Francis Swann, Ron Sproat & Malcolm Marmorstein
  • Précis: Victoria Winters adjusts to life at Collinwood as Governess for David Collins.
  • Start: Victoria Winters arrives in Collinsport (1)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Victoria is an orphan and came to Collinsport because she believed that somehow she would find out about her past. (5)
    • David tells Victoria that Collinwood is full of ghosts and she will see them if she stays long enough. (14)
    • Victoria finds the missing bleeder valve in David’s room, which caused Roger’s car to crash. (25)
    • Elizabeth covers for David, claiming that the valve just fell off; the constable agrees to drop the case. (32)
    • Elizabeth tells Matthew that if anyone asks about Roger’s car crash he is to say that he didn’t get around to fixing the brakes. (38)
    • Victoria and Carolyn hear a noise and go to look in the drawing room for the source. It was a book that had dropped to the floor. They put the book on a desk, and after they leave, by itself, the book opens to a picture of Josette Collins. (52)
    • Victoria finds one of Sam’s paintings of a woman who resembles her. Sam tells Victoria that the picture is twenty-five years old, and that it is of a woman named Betty Hanscom. (60)
    • David takes Victoria to the Old House to show her the ghosts; he shows her the portrait of Josette Collins. After they leave a ghost emerges from the portrait and dances on the grounds outside the house. (70)
    • Victoria stands up to Elizabeth after all the distrust and abuse she has faced while living at Collinwood. (72)
    • David leads Victoria to a remote part of the closed off wing of Collinwood and locks her in one of the disused rooms. Victoria yells for help, but no one can hear her, as a storm starts to rage outside. (84)
    • Victoria finds a paper in the room she was trapped in from the law firm, Garner & Garner It has the name, B. Hanscom on it. (90)
    • Victoria goes to the law offices of Garner & Garner. Richard Garner thinks B. Hanscom was a butler at Collinwood years ago. Frank Garner says he will see if he can find more. (92)
    • Whilst held prisoner at the Old House, Victoria sees the ghost of Josette, who tells her not to be afraid. (126)
  • End: Victoria tells the family of her experience with the ghost of Josette Collins. (127)

The Murder of Bill Malloy Edit

  • Episode Count: 46 to 126 (79 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: August 29, 1966 to December 19, 1966
  • Writers: Art Wallace, Francis Swann, Ron Sproat & Malcolm Marmorstein
  • Précis: Bill Malloy, Elizabeth’s right-hand man is murdered under mysterious circumstances when he threatens to reveal hushed-up details about a feud between Roger Collins and Burke Devlin, and involving Sam Evans.
  • Start: Bill Malloy fails to attend the meeting he set up with Roger Collins, Burke Devlin, and Sam Evans. (46)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • From atop Widows’ Hill, Victoria and Carolyn see a dead body on the shore below. (50)
    • Roger refuses to believe it was a body, they send Matthew to check. Matthew claims to find nothing. Matthew shows Elizabeth the spot and says that it was just seaweed that must have washed up on the shore. (51)
    • Matthew confesses to Elizabeth that there was a body and it was Bill Malloy. Matthew explains that he found the body on the shore and pushed it back out to sea. Elizabeth calls the sheriff. (53)
    • Bill Malloy’s body is found. (55)
    • Matthew threatens Burke if he doesn’t leave the Collins family alone he will kill him; Matthew tries to choke Burke but the sheriff walks in. (64)
    • Victoria finds an expensive looking fountain pen on the beach not far from where Bill is thought to have died, the same pen that Roger was supposed to return to Burke the night of Bill’s death. (75)
    • Roger steals the fountain pen from Victoria, as he worries that it will be incriminating evidence. He buries it. (82, 83)
    • Whilst locked in one of disused rooms in Collinwood, Victoria encounters the ghost of Bill Malloy. (85)
    • Victoria learns that the fountain pen she found belonged to Burke Devlin, she suspects Burke killed Bill. (96)
    • Carolyn tells Victoria about the pen that Burke gave her and how Roger lost it the night Bill died. Victoria now suspects Roger killed Bill. (99, 100)
    • Roger confronts Victoria and swears that he didn’t kill Bill but that he found Bill dead when he got to Lookout Point. (102)
    • David tells Matthew that Victoria knows who killed Bill Malloy. (102)
    • Victoria is almost killed by someone driving a car on her walk back to Collinwood. (104)
    • Burke tricks Roger into digging up the pen where he buried it; the sheriff and Burke catch him. (105)
    • Victoria goes to the Old House to try and find David; Matthew pushes an urn off of the roof in an attempt to kill her. (107)
    • Matthew admits to Elizabeth that he killed Bill Malloy and that he tried to kill Victoria. Matthew flees and hides in a secret room at the Old House (112, 113)
    • Victoria goes to the Old House to find David, while there she loses her wallet. Victoria later goes back to find it, Matthew catches her and takes her prisoner. (115)
    • Matthew starts to hear voices while trying to sleep, then sees a light coming from Josette’s portrait. (122 )
    • The ghost of Bill Malloy appears to David and tells him to help Victoria. (125)
  • End: Matthew Morgan dies of a heart attack as a result of an encounter with the ghosts of the widows. (126)

Laura the Phoenix Edit

  • Episode Count: 123 to 192 (69 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: December 14, 1966 to March 21, 1967
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Malcolm Marmorstein & Joe Caldwell*
  • Précis: Laura Collins returns after a ten-year absence searching for her son David Collins. She is an immortal phoenix and wishes to have him join her in the sacred fires of the Egyptian god Ra.
  • Start: Laura Collins arrives in Collinsport. (123)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • While drunk, Sam paints a portrait of Laura in flames, but does not remember painting it the next day. (129)
    • David has a nightmare about his mother in which he sees her engulfed in flames. (130)
    • Victoria brings the unfinished portrait of Laura back to Collinwood, David is awoken by his mother’s face coming out of the portrait. (142)
    • Josette’s ghost appears before the unfinished painting and completes it to show David’s face is in the picture. (149)
    • The woman who died in Phoenix is positively identified as Laura Murdock Collins. (152)
    • Victoria and Frank find the crypt of a Laura Murdock Stockbridge who died by fire 200 years earlier. (154)
    • At the Old House Josette’s portrait turns into the portrait of Laura and David in flames that Sam had painted. (162)
    • A séance is held, Josette speaks through Victoria warning that there is an evil presence at Collinwood. (170, 171)
    • Dr. Guthrie tells Laura that he is aware of her powers and will expose her for what she is. (176)
    • Laura Murdock Stockbridge’s coffin is found to be empty. (179)
    • David sees himself burning in the fireplace. An old newspaper article which reports that a Laura Murdock died in a fire with a boy named David in her arms. (181)
    • Laura causes Dr. Guthrie’s car to crash and burst into flames, killing him. (185)
    • David goes to the old fishing shack to wait for his mother. Laura arrives and causes the shack to start to burn. Josette helps Victoria to figure out where David is. (190)
    • Laura beckons David to join her in the flames. (191)
  • End: Victoria Winters rescues David Collins from the fire at the fishing shack. Laura Collins is presumed dead. (192)
  • Before formally joining the regular Dark Shadows writing team, Joe Caldwell wrote several of the scripts that were credited to Ron Sproat starting with this storyline.

Jason McGuire Edit

  • Episode Count: 193 to 275 (82 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: March 22, 1967 to July 14, 1967
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Malcolm Marmorstein & Joe Caldwell
  • Précis: Jason McGuire, an old friend of Elizabeth's long-missing husband Paul Stoddard, shows up and insinuates himself into the Collins household .
  • Start: Jason McGuire arrives in Collinsport. (193)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Jason implies that something happened eighteen years earlier, the same time that Paul Stoddard disappeared, then invites himself to stay at Collinwood while he is in town. (196)
    • Jason tells Elizabeth that she killed Paul Stoddard eighteen years ago and he helped her bury him. (201)
    • Jason manages to get Elizabeth to give him a job at the Collins' cannery. As a result everyone wonders what hold Jason has over Elizabeth. (228)
    • Jason tells Elizabeth that she should marry him. Reluctantly she agrees. (243, 244)
    • Carolyn gets upset with her mother’s plans to marry Jason. Carolyn starts going out with Buzz, a biker and all around troublemaker, to get back at her mother. (252)
    • Elizabeth dreams that the widows are calling her to jump from Widows’ Hill. Elizabeth prepares to jump from Widows’ Hill, but Victoria talks her out of it. (266, 269)
    • As the wedding begins Carolyn prepares to shoot Jason, however Elizabeth stops the ceremony and announces that she killed Paul Stoddard and that Jason buried him in the basement. (270, 271)
    • Sheriff Patterson and Burke dig up a trunk in the basement and find it to be empty. Jason confesses to Elizabeth that she didn’t kill Paul Stoddard - she only wounded him. Jason and Paul let her think she had killed him and buried the body in the basement, then agreed to split the blackmail money. However, Jason hasn't heard from Paul in ten years. (273)
    • Jason is ordered to leave Collinsport within 24 hours or face multiple criminal charges, but quickly sneaks back onto the Collinwood Estate. (274)
  • End: Jason breaks into the Old House looking for jewels to steal. Jason opens Barnabas’ coffin just as the sun sets (assuming, like Willie before him, that they are hidden there), and a waking Barnabas strangles him to death. (275)

Barnabas the Vampire Edit

  • Episode Count: 205 to 290 (85 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: April 7, 1967 to August 4, 1967
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Malcolm Marmorstein & Joe Caldwell
  • Précis: Barnabas Collins, a nearly two-hundred-year-old vampire, is accidentally released from his coffin by Willie Loomis and brings terror to Collinsport.
  • Start: The Collins family legends and the odd portrait of Barnabas Collins hanging in the foyer intrigue Willie Loomis. (205)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Willie attempts to open the tomb of Naomi Collins however he finds a secret room with a chained coffin in the Collins Mausoleum. Willie opens the coffin, a hand reaches out and grabs his throat. (210)
    • Barnabas Collins shows up at Collinwood, claiming to be a distant cousin from England. (211) It doesn't take him long to start charming his "cousins" into believing his story. (212)
    • The sheriff tells Roger that animals are being “drained” of blood. Dr. Woodard finds that Willie is suffering from a massive loss of blood. (219)
    • Elizabeth agrees to let Barnabas live in the Old House. Barnabas goes to the Old House and Willie joins him. (220)
    • After Maggie goes to sleep Barnabas creeps into her room. (225) Her health promptly deteriorates and her behaviour becomes erratic, puzzling Dr Woodard. (229)
    • Maggie wanders off to the cemetery under Barnabas' hypnotic control, but is found by Burke and Vicki before anything can happen. Strange marks are found on Maggie’s neck. (230)
    • Dr Woodard orders Maggie be watched at night to stop her "sleepwalking" away again, and at one point she has to be physically restrained from escaping. (231)
    • After she tricks Vicki into leaving her alone, Maggie locks her bedroom door. When Burke arrives (summoned by an hysterical Vicki), he breaks down her bedroom door to find her unconscious and barely alive, with the wounds on her neck somehow re-opened. (234-235)
    • Dr. Woodard moves Maggie to the hospital. Maggie appears to die, the nurse goes to get the doctor. When they both return Maggie is gone and the window is wide open. The nurse tells Dr. Woodard that there was every indication that Maggie was dead. (235)
    • Barnabas gives Maggie Josette’s music box and tells her she will be Josette. (236)
    • Barnabas plans to make Maggie his bride. Later Maggie tries to stake Barnabas, but he rises from his coffin before she has the chance. (250)
    • Maggie escapes the Old House and Sam finds her on the beach. Maggie mentally regresses into childhood, unable to remember her recent experience. Dr. Woodard decides that Maggie should be sent to Windcliff Sanitarium to be cared for by Dr. Julia Hoffman. It is also decided to let it be known that Maggie died of shock so no one will look for her. (261)
    • Barnabas plans to make Victoria his next “Josette”. (274)
    • Dr. Hoffman takes Maggie to Eagle Hill cemetery to help her bring back her memory. When Victoria and Burke go to the grave of Josette, Victoria thinks she sees Maggie in the distance. (283)
    • Dr. Woodard arranges it so Julia will meet the Collins family posing as a historian, so she can further investigate Maggie's case. (284)
    • Barnabas attempts to bite Victoria as she sleeps, but changes is mind and leaves the room. (287)
    • Julia sneaks into the Old House during the day and finds Barnabas in his coffin. (289)
  • End: Barnabas attempts to kill Dr. Julia Hoffman fearing she knows too much about him. (290)

The Search for Barnabas’ Cure Edit

  • Episode Count: 291 to 365 (75 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: August 7, 1967 to November 17, 1967
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Malcolm Marmorstein, Joe Caldwell, Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: Dr. Julia Hoffman attempts to cure Barnabas of his vampirism .
  • Start: Dr. Julia Hoffman confronts Barnabas and says she may be able to cure his “condition”. (291)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Maggie starts to remember what happened to her, however Julia is able to hypnotize her before she can reveal it. (295)
    • Barnabas feels that that the experiments are making him weak. (305)
    • Dr. Woodard comes up with plan to let people think Maggie is getting her memory back to lure out the kidnapper. (319)
    • Julia tells Barnabas she has written a letter that will expose him if anything should happen to her or Maggie. (322)
    • Willie is concerned that Barnabas still plans to kill Maggie. Later he breaks into the Evans’ Cottage in an attempt to warn Maggie, however the police shoot him. They believe him to be Maggie’s kidnapper. (322, 323)
    • Dr. Woodard learns that Julia keeps a journal of her experiments on Barnabas. He reads the medical notes and finds out what Barnabas is. (338, 340)
    • Barnabas kills Woodard with an injection that will make his death look like a heart attack. (341)
    • Barnabas wants the treatments accelerated, as he is anxious to win Victoria’s love. (346)
    • Julia’s accelerated treatments cause Barnabas' hand to change that of a very old man. (347)
    • Julia prepares another treatment to reverse the aging that Barnabas has experienced; however the experiment fails and Barnabas ages even more. (348)
    • Carolyn gets suspicious of Barnabas, so she goes to the basement of the Old House where she finds a coffin. Barnabas bites her, placing her under his control, and reverting his apparent age back to normal. (350, 351)
    • Barnabas tells Julia that the experiments are over. (351)
    • Julia hypnotizes Victoria again and warns her that Barnabas is trying to turn her into Josette. Carolyn finds out that Julia is hypnotizing Victoria and tells Barnabas. (352, 354)
    • Julia tells Barnabas and says that she has given the notebook to someone to turn over to the police if she dies. Barnabas tells Julia that sooner or later he will have her notes and then kill her. (356)
    • Barnabas plans to drive Julia insane so that no one will believe anything she says. (358)
    • Julia tells Barnabas that she has spoken to the ghost of Sarah Collins, he gets angry and tries to strangle her, and then Sarah appears. Sarah tells Barnabas that she will never appear to him again until he learns to be good. (363, 364)
  • End: A séance is held at Collinwood to contact Sarah Collins, Barnabas fears she will expose him as a vampire. Sarah speaks through Victoria, then Victoria disappears and a strange woman appears in her place. (365)

1795 Edit

  • Episode Count: 365 to 466 (100 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: November 17, 1967 to April 8, 1968
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: Victoria Winters is transported back in time to 1795 where she meets Barnabas Collins before he became a vampire .
  • Start: A séance sends Victoria Winters back in time to the year 1795. (365)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Abigail Collins accuses Victoria of being possessed by the devil. Joshua agrees to hire Victoria as Sarah’s governess. (367)
    • Angelique casts a spell that causes Josette to fall in love Jeremiah . (374)
    • Nathan pursues Millicent’s affections after finding out she is wealthy. (377)
    • Angelique is forced to cast a new spell on Josette because of plans to expedite the wedding to Barnabas. As the ceremony is about to begin Josette disappears. (380)
    • Abigail and Natalie are sure that a witch is operating at Collinwood. (382)
    • Angelique causes Sarah to become ill by putting pins in her doll . Barnabas, desperate to help Sarah, agrees to marry Angelique if she can cure Sarah. Angelique then brews a tea that “cures” Sarah. (389)
    • Barnabas and Angelique marry. (397)
    • Reverend Trask performs the rite of exorcism at the threshold of the Old House. At the same time Angelique casts a spell that causes Victoria’s room to catch fire. Barnabas overhears Angelique as she casts her spell. Victoria runs from the fire into Trask’s arms. Barnabas begins to suspect there is a witch but is not sure if it is Angelique or Victoria. (400)
    • Barnabas shoots Angelique. Mortally wounded, Angelique puts a curse on Barnabas that anyone who loves him will die, then a bat bites him. (405)
    • Barnabas' condition deteriorates rapidly, and he soon dies. (409)
    • Knowing what will happen to him after his death, Angelique attempts to drive a stake through Barnabas’ heart, but he rises from his coffin before she is able to. (411)
    • Sarah discovers Barnabas' secret. Sarah becomes ill and dies of Pneumonia. (414, 415)
    • Angelique tricks Josette into going to Widow’s Hill where she sees a horrifying vision of what her life will be like with Barnabas as his bride. Frightened, Josette jumps to her death. (425)
    • Victoria is convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to hang . (437)
    • Barnabas tells Joshua he is one of the living dead. (446)
    • Nathan and Millicent get married, shortly after Nathan discovers that she has signed all her money over to Daniel. Nathan plans to drive Millicent insane. (448)
    • Nathan tells Daniel that he will be his guardian now that Millicent is mentally ill. Nathan plans to kill Daniel to get control of Millicent’s money. (453, 454)
    • Joshua cannot bring himself to destroy Barnabas and has Ben chain his coffin shut. (460)
    • Victoria and Peter declare their love for each other, she is then lead to the gallows and hanged. (460)
    • As Victoria is hanged she is transported back to the present day and Phyllis Wick, the woman who switched places with her at the séance, is sent back to 1795 and hanged in her place. (461)
    • Victoria remembers things from her experience in 1795. Barnabas becomes more concerned that she will expose him; he then bites Victoria. (462)
    • Julia confronts Barnabas and threatens to expose him if he harms Victoria further. (464)
  • End: Victoria crashes the car whilst trying to avoid hitting a man in the road who she believes is Peter Bradford from 1795. Victoria, along with Barnabas, wake up in hospital. (465, 466)

Adam & Eve Edit

  • Episode Count: 466 to 636 (169 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: April 8, 1968 to December 2, 1968
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: An artificial being called Adam is given life.
  • Start: Dr. Eric Lang discovers that Barnabas is a vampire and vows to cure him. (466)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Dr. Lang reveals that his treatments have cured Barnabas, at least for the time being. (467)
    • Dr. Lang shows Barnabas a body, which he plans to transfer Barnabas’ life force into so that he escape Angelique’s curse. (475)
    • Dr. Lang begins the experiment to cure Barnabas, however Cassandra causes him to become ill and interrupts the procedure. (485)
    • Dr. Lang leaves a message on a tape recorder just before he dies; the message explains that if both Barnabas and his creation live, Barnabas will be free from the curse, but if Adam dies Barnabas will revert. (486)
    • Julia and Barnabas conduct the experiment, when it is over Barnabas is alive, shortly after Adam comes to life. (490)
    • Adam is unable to speak and acts like a child, however he can be very violent if upset. At dawn Barnabas finds that he is no longer a vampire. (491)
    • Adam runs off after attacking Barnabas. Barnabas decides that he must kill Adam because he is too violent and uncontrollable. (501)
    • Professor Stokes secretly helps Adam and teaches him to speak. (521)
    • Adam appears to die at the same time Barnabas does. (536)
    • Stokes gets Julia to examine Adam, who now appears to be dead. Later Adam revives and appears to be suffocating. Julia suspects that Adam’s reactions are tied to Barnabas’, and that Barnabas is suffocating in his grave . (537)
    • Julia and Professor Stokes dig up Barnabas and find he is alive and not a vampire. As Barnabas revives Adam also recovers. (538)
    • Nicholas encourages Adam to lie and cheat to get what he wants. (549)
    • Adam goes to Barnabas and demands that he create a woman for him to love. (551)
    • Nicholas reveals to Angelique his plan to use Adam as a template to create a race of man-made humans who will serve his “master". (556)
    • Adam tells Barnabas and Julia that they are taking too long in creating his mate; Adam gives them four weeks or he will kill everyone at Collinwood. (567)
    • Nicholas summons the spirit of Danielle Roget, one of the most evil women that ever lived, so that she can be the life force for the experiment. (594)
    • The experiment to create Adam mate Eve is a success. (595)
    • Eve tells Nicholas that she hates Adam; Nicholas tells her that she must stay with Adam. (600)
    • Eve tells Jeff that he is Peter Bradford and that she knows him from somewhere. (609, 610)
    • Angelique offers to send Eve back in time so she can find out more about Peter Bradford (622)
    • In 1795, Eve sees Peter Bradford on the night he is to be hanged. Eve offers to help Peter escape from prison if he will go away with her. Peter turns down Eve’s help; he is hanged. (623)
    • Adam finds that Eve really loves Peter; he then kills her. (626)
    • Nicholas tells Julia that she must conduct the experiment again to bring Eve back to life. (629)
    • Barnabas and Julia prepare to do the experiment again. The experiment fails and Eve’s body is turned to a skeleton. (633)
    • Adam kidnaps Victoria and takes her to the Old House were he submits her to the experiment. Barnabas shoots Adam as he is about to kill Victoria. (635)
  • End: Adam, wounded, runs to Professor Stokes who helps him and plans to send him away to have his scars removed. (636)

The Dream Curse Edit

  • Episode Count: 477 to 536 (59 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: April 23, 1968 to July 15, 1968
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: Angelique casts a curse that takes the form of a nightmarish dream .
  • Start: Angelique comes to Barnabas in a dream and tells him that she will turn him back to a vampire through a dream curse. (477)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Cassandra starts the dream curse, she chooses Maggie to be the first to have it. In the dream Maggie is beckoned by Jeff to a room, which has several doors, she opens a door and finds a skull. (478)
    • Jeff has the dream, and behind the door he opens is a guillotine. (482)
    • Dr. Lang has the dream, behind the door he opens is his headless creation . (484)
    • Julia has the dream in which she finds a skeleton. (486)
    • Mrs. Johnson has the dream and finds bats. (492)
    • David has the dream and finds a giant spider web. (497)
    • Willie has the dream in which we finds a wolf. (498, 502)
    • Professor Stokes plans to stop the dream curse by making himself the beckoner in Carolyn’s dream. Carolyn has the dream and finds her own grave. Carolyn tells Professor Stokes the dream. (507)
    • Professor Stokes has the dream, and breaks all the rules of the curse and Angelique appears to him. Sam shows up believing that Professor Stokes has something to tell him. Stokes refuses to tell Sam the dream. (508)
    • Sam starts to tell Victoria the dream, however Professor Stokes interrupts him. Later Sam tries to tell Victoria the dream again, however he dies before he can finish. (518)
    • Cassandra raises Sam’s ghost and tells him he will not rest until he tells Victoria the dream. Sam tells Victoria the dream (530)
    • Victoria has the dream in which Barnabas beckons her, she finds Barnabas lying on the floor bleeding at the neck. (531)
    • Barnabas admits defeat to Cassandra and asks her to spare Victoria the effects of the dream if he will try to be a faithful husband. Nicholas gets angry with Angelique when he finds that she is considering taking Barnabas up on his offer rather than returning the vampire curse. (532)
    • Victoria resists the temptation to tell Barnabas the dream, however Barnabas shows up at Collinwood and makes her tell it to him. Barnabas has the dream, when he awakes there is a knock on the door and a bat attacks him. (535)
  • End: The dream curse apparently kills Barnabas. (536)

The Werewolf Edit

  • Episode Count: 627 to 700 (73 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: November 19, 1968 to February 28, 1969
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Gordon Russell, Sam Hall & Ralph Ellis
  • Précis: Chris Jennings is a werewolf.
  • Start: Chris Jennings arrives in Collinsport. (627)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Chris is disturbed by the news that a full moon will be out tonight. Later, strange noises can be heard in Chris’ hotel room, and the innkeeper is attacked and killed. (632)
    • Chris turns into a werewolf. Later, the werewolf attacks a waitress at the Blue Whale. (640)
    • Joe learns Chris is a werewolf. Joe shoots Chris after he changes; however, the bullets do not injure him. (654) His knowledge of Chris' nature drives Joe insane and he is moved to Windcliff for treatment. (658)
    • Barnabas locks Chris in the secret room in the Collins mausoleum so he will not be able to hurt anyone when he is the werewolf. (676)
    • Chris and Julia visit Sabrina Stuart and find that she has been in a state of shock for the last two years since the last time she saw Chris. (692)
    • Barnabas and Julia go to the mausoleum to release Chris; however he is still a werewolf despite the absence of a full moon. (698)
    • Julia thinks there must be some connection between Quentin and Chris’ condition. (699)
  • End: Barnabas uses the I-Ching to contact Quentin Collins in order to help Chris Jennings. (700)

Quentin's Ghost Edit

  • Episode Count: 639 to 700 (61 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: December 5, 1968 to February 28, 1969
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Gordon Russell, Sam Hall & Ralph Ellis
  • Précis: The ghost of Quentin Collins haunts Collinwood.
  • Start: Amy Jennings believes she talks to a ghost named Quentin Collins on an old telephone found in the West wing of Collinwood. (639)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • In a hidden room, David and Amy meet the ghosts of Quentin and Beth. (646)
    • Mrs. Johnson catches David and Amy dressed in 19th century clothing and and acting like Quentin and Beth. (668)
    • David visits and distracts Chris while Quentin poisons his drink. The ghost of Beth leads Julia and Barnabas to the Cottage where they find Chris dying. (677)
    • David tells Quentin that he does not want to play "the game” anymore, Quentin touches his arm and makes it feel like it is on fire. Maggie hears David screaming and the sound of a man’s laughter. (689)
    • The ghost of Quentin chases everyone out of Collinwood and into the Old House. (694)
    • While searching the hidden room Stokes finds I-Ching wands and is convinced they may be the key understanding Quentin. (700)
    • Maggie goes to Collinwood and finds David, when she does he falls unconscious; later Julia tells everyone that David is in a coma and will die soon. (700)
  • End: Barnabas uses the I-Ching to contact Quentin Collins in order to save David. (700)

Return to 1796 Edit

  • Episode Count: 657 to 667(11 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: December 31, 1968 to January 14, 1969
  • Writers: Ron Sproat, Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: Barnabas returns to 1796 to save Victoria Winters from being hanged for witchcraft.
  • Start: Josette's music box opens by itself and starts to play. Maggie Evans finds a message inside it from someone pleading for help. (657)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • David takes a photograph of Barnabas and Carolyn; when David develops the film an image of Victoria Winters being hung can be seen in the background. Barnabas decides to stay at Collinwood because he is sure Victoria is in trouble and needs his help. (659)
    • Barnabas and Julia find the grave of Victoria Winters. (660)
    • Barnabas calls out to the spirits of Peter Bradford and Victoria and then returns to the 1796, once again a vampire. (661)
    • Angelique agrees to help save Victoria if Barnabas will resume their marriage. Victoria is hung and pronounced dead. Angelique plans to keep Victoria in a state of suspended animation, and never release her. (664)
    • Barnabas sets Angelique on fire, destroying her and releasing Victoria. Victoria and Peter leave Collinsport together. (665)
  • End: Barnabas returns from 1796 trapped inside his chained coffin. Josette appears to Willie, crying; he is convinced that Barnabas is in his coffin. Willie and Julia release Barnabas from the coffin.(666, 667)

1897 Edit

  • Episode Count: 700 to 885 (184 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: February 28, 1969 to November 14, 1969
  • Writers: Gordon Russell, Sam Hall & Violet Welles
  • Précis: Barnabas travels back in time to 1897 in order to unravel the mystery of Quentin's ghost and save the imperiled David Collins.
  • Start: Using the I-Ching Barnabas enters a trance and makes a mental journey through a door where he finds himself locked in his coffin. (700)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Barnabas "wills" Sandor Rakosi to release him, and makes he and Magda his servants. (701-702)
    • Barnabas shows up at Collinwood and introduces himself as a cousin from England. (703)
    • Quentin is stabbed to death. Jenny reveals that she killed Quentin. (720, 721)
    • Angelique raises Quentin from the dead; he wanders around the house as a Zombie. (722, 723)
    • Trask performs a ceremony and Quentin is returned to normal and is alive and well. (726)
    • Quentin strangles Jenny to death. (748)
    • Magda places a curse on Quentin to avenge the death of her sister Jenny. (749, 750)
    • Quentin changes into the werewolf while Beth watches. (752)
    • Trask visits Barnabas and challenges him to stay with him until the sun rises. Just before dawn Barnabas disappears in front of Trask’s eyes. (780, 781)
    • Trask asks Judith to marry him; she agrees and they are married that night. (784)
    • Evan and Trask convince Judith to commit herself to a sanitarium, giving Trask power over the Collins estate. (791)
    • Charles Delaware Tate is commissioned by Count Petofi to paint a portrait of Quentin. (804)
    • Charity has a vision of September 10th in which she follows a trail of blood and finds Quentin dead. (829)
    • Barnabas and Magda find the portrait of Quentin as the werewolf and deduce it has cured Quentin. (834)
    • In 1969, the ghost of Beth explains she killed Quentin on September 10th. (836)
    • Julia uses the I-Ching wands to travel back to 1897. (837)
    • Events unfold just as Julia had learned; however, Petofi stops Beth before she kills Quentin. (838)
    • Julia is able to see David’s funeral in 1969; she sees that David comes alive and the ghosts of Quentin and Beth have gone. (839)
    • Kitty Soames shows up at Collinwood. Barnabas is surprised by Kitty’s resemblance to Josette Collins. (844)
    • Julia starts to feel strange and hears voices from 1969. Later, Julia is called back to 1969 and disappears. (858)
    • Judith returns to Collinwood after having been in a sanitarium; she tells Edward that Trask never visited her while there. (861)
    • Kitty comes to Barnabas believing that she is Josette. (870)
    • Judith has Tim wall Trask up in Quentin’s room. He goes insane and shoots himself. (879, 884)
  • End: Barnabas follows Kitty Soames through the portrait of Josette Collins to 1796 . (885)

The Hand of Count Petofi Edit

  • Episode Count: 778 to 883 (104 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: June 18, 1969 to November 12, 1969
  • Writers: Gordon Russell, Sam Hall & Violet Welles
  • Précis: The powers of a severed hand once belonging to a powerful warlock, Count Petofi, are unleashed at Collinwood during 1897.
  • Start: Magda Rakosi returns to Collinsport with the Hand of Count Petofi. (778)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Victor Fenn-Gibbon arrives at Collinwood. (793)
    • Victor searches for the hand, Quentin and Victor struggle causing his glove to come off; Magda and Quentin realize that he is Count Petofi (800)
    • Petofi emerges with the hand re-attached. (814)
    • Petofi forces Julia to tell him that the I-Ching wands are the key to time travel. (840)
    • Petofi realizes that he must have a body in the future if he wishes to travel there. Petofi causes Beth to see a vision of the future and Quentin is there. (849)
    • Petofi enters a trance, which causes his and Quentin’s minds to switch bodies. Petofi tells Quentin that he will be using his body to travel to the future. (856)
    • Petofi enters the I-Ching trance and arrives in 1969, however Beth disrupts Petofi and causes him to return to 1897. (872, 873)
    • Petofi, still in the body of Quentin, finds that the hand isn’t working anymore. Its power is back in Petofi's original body that Quentin still inhabits. (873)
    • Quentin uses the powers of the hand to switch bodies back with Petofi (875)
  • End: The ghost of Garth Blackwood sets Charles Delaware Tate’s studio on fire with Count Petofi inside. (883)

The Leviathans Edit

  • Episode Count: 886 to 980 (91 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: November 14, 1969 to March 27, 1970
  • Writers: Gordon Russell, Sam Hall & Violet Welles
  • Précis: An ancient race of beings attempts to enslave the Collins family and bring the town under the thrall of their mysterious leader, Jeb Hawkes.
  • Start: Barnabas is abducted by two strange beings in 1797. (886)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Barnabas returns to 1969 with the Leviathan box. He is acting strangely. (889)
    • Barnabas gives Philip and Megan Todd the Leviathan box; when they open it sounds as if something has escaped. (891)
    • The Todds care for a mysterious new infant. (893)
    • The Todds are now caring for a boy named Alexander who is apparently their nephew. (906)
    • David and Elizabeth go to the antique shop to find Michael, who is the Leviathan child now older. (913)
    • Philip finds that the Leviathan has escaped from the “room”. Paul Stoddard is attacked by the Leviathan creature and is killed. (933)
    • The sheriff investigates Paul’s death; he goes to the antique shop and goes to search “the room”. The sheriff goes in and find finds a man named Jeb Hawkes, who claims that the Todds are renting the room to him. Jeb changes to his true form and kills the sheriff. (934, 935)
    • Barnabas explains everything he knows about the Leviathans to Julia; that they have threatened to make Barnabas a vampire again; and that Jeb plans to take Carolyn as his bride. (938)
    • Carolyn is terrified after seeing Jeb in his true form. Jeb decides he wants Carolyn to come to him willingly, he does not want to force his true nature upon her. (946)
    • Jeb turns Barnabas back into a vampire for being disloyal to the Leviathan cause. (950)
    • Sky Rumson forces Julia into “the room” where Jeb is in his true form. Jeb asks Julia to cure him, so he will not have to change into his true form. (964)
    • Carolyn tells Jeb she loves him. Jeb smashes the Leviathan box and the altar is destroyed. (965)
    • Jeb and Carolyn marry and make plans to leave Collinsport. (969)
  • End: Sky Rumson kills Jeb Hawkes by pushing him off Widows' Hill. (980)

1970 in Parallel Time Edit

  • Episode Count: 969 to 1060 (92 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: March 12, 1970 to July 17, 1970
  • Writers: Gordon Russell, Sam Hall, Violet Welles & Joe Caldwell
  • Précis: Barnabas discovers a doorway to a parallel universe where the Barnabas there was never cursed as a vampire. The death of Angelique Stokes Collins, six months previously, continues to affect the lives of those at Collinwood.
  • Start: While searching the East Wing of Collinwood Barnabas finds a strange room that he is unable to enter; in the room he sees Elizabeth and Julia acting as if they were different people. (969)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Barnabas again sees parallel time; Julia and William Loomis argue over a book “The Life and Death of Barnabas Collins”. (971)
    • Barnabas enters the room in the East wing and finds himself in parallel time. (980)
    • In parallel time, Quentin is Master of Collinwood and his wife Angelique has recently died. (981)
    • William confronts Barnabas at his coffin with a cross and chains him in with plans to write a new book. (982)
    • Alexis Stokes, Angelique’s twin sister shows up at Collinwood. (984, 985)
    • Alexis is terrified when the piano in Angelique’s room plays by itself, she is convinced that Angelique is at Collinwood. (992)
    • Angelique’s body is found to be perfectly preserved in her coffin, despite being dead six months. (1000)
    • Alexis goes to Angelique’s coffin, when she touches the body Angelique awakens and switches places with Alexis. Quentin has Angelique's coffin cremated not knowing that it now contains Alexis. (1000, 1001)
    • Angelique, determined to find the person responsible for her death, continues to pose as her twin sister Alexis. (1003)
    • Barnabas discovers that “Alexis” is really Angelique. (1026)
    • Parallel Julia learns Barnabas is a vampire prepares to drive a stake through Barnabas’ heart. Original Julia shows up and kills Parallel Julia saving Barnabas. Original Julia assumes the identity of Parallel Julia in order to fool Angelique. (1035, 1036)
    • Julia finds a person, called Roxanne, who is a being using to keep Angelique alive. Angelique goes weak whenever Roxanne regains consciousness. (1038)
    • Roger, becoming increasingly unstable, reveals that he killed Angelique. Shortly after Angelique kills him by draining him of his warmth. (1054)
    • Roxanne regains consciousness; Angelique dies. (1056)
  • End: Timothy Stokes sets fire to Collinwood to avenge Angelique’s death. Barnabas and Julia are trapped in the parallel time room; it sends them back to their own time band. (1060)

1995 Edit

Gerard Stiles Edit

1840 Edit

  • Episode Count: 1110 to 1198 (85 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: September 25, 1970 to January 27, 1971
  • Writers: Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: Julia travels back in time to 1840 in order to unravel the mystery of Gerard Stiles and save Collinwood from destruction in 1970 .
  • Start: The stairway into time leads Julia to 1840. (1110)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Julia opens Barnabas’ coffin; he does not recognize her and tries to kill her, but is stopped by a now-elderly Ben Stokes. (1112)
    • Barnabas from 1970 uses the I-Ching to travel back in time to 1840, possessing his 1840 self just before he bites her. (1116-1117)
    • Desmond Collins returns to Collinsport with the disembodied head of Judah Zachary to give to Quentin. (1117)
    • Desmond finds a secret underground cave in a graveyard , containing a mask encrusted with jewels and the body of Judah Zachary. (1125, 1126)
    • Julia comes under the power of Judah, and she is made to join the head and the body. (1132)
    • Judah’s body is destroyed in a fire; Julia is released from his power. (1138)
    • Gerard is forced to put the mask on and Judah takes possession of him. Judah posing as Gerard plans to get revenge on the Collins family. (1142)
    • Daniel has left Gerard control of the Collins fortune until Tad is 21 years old; however, if Quentin is proven innocent of witchcraft then the fortune will return to him. (1161)
    • Quentin is formally charged with witchcraft. (1162)
    • Leticia is forced to reveal that Desmond brought the head of Judah to Collinsport for Quentin. Desmond is also charged with witchcraft. (1174)
    • The judges find Quentin guilty and sentence him to be beheaded . (1186)
    • Valerie brings the head of Judah and interrupts Quentin and Desmond’s execution. Desmond grabs a gun from one of the guards and shoots Gerard, killing him, the head of Judah changes to a skull. Quentin and Desmond are released with all charges dropped. (1197)
  • End: Julia and Barnabas use Quentin’s stairway into time and arrive back in 1971. They find that everything is normal and the Collins' destiny is saved. (1198)

1841 in Parallel Time Edit

  • Episode Count: 1186 to 1245 (59 Episodes)
  • Broadcast Dates: January 11, 1971 to April 2, 1971
  • Writers: Gordon Russell & Sam Hall
  • Précis: In a parallel universe, the Collins family is under a curse that requires them to hold a lottery, the loser to spend the night in a room that will leave them either dead or insane.
  • Start: Daphne Harridge hears music coming from the deserted East Wing of Collinwood. There she finds a strange room that she is unable to enter containing parallel time. (1186)
  • Main Plot Points:
    • Morgan and Catherine get married. (1208)
    • Quentin finds that the plague hit Collinsport in the past when the family refused to go through with the lottery. (1210)
    • The Lottery is held, Gabriel is chosen. (1211, 1212)
    • Morgan and Flora realize that Gabriel paid a friend, Tim Braithwaite, to switch places with him in the room shortly after entering. Later, Justin Collins’ ghost warns that the lottery must be held again. (1215)
    • The lottery is held; Catherine is chosen. (1220)
    • Morgan locks himself in the room before Catherine can be taken there to spend the night. (1221)
    • Morgan is revealed to be possessed by the spirit of James Forsythe (1223)
    • In 1680, Brutus Collins set the curse on Collinwood, only the person capable surviving a night in the locked room would be worthy of the Collins name. (1231)
    • Brutus Collins appears to Melanie; she becomes insane. Brutus warns that the lottery must be held again. (1239)
    • The lottery is held; Kendrick is chosen. (1240)
    • Morgan discovers that Catherine is carrying Bramwell’s child. (1241)
    • Morgan knocks out Bramwell and locks him in the room. (1242)
    • Morgan agrees to let Bramwell out of the locked room after Catherine’s pleas; however he locks Catherine in with Bramwell. (1243)
    • Catherine and Bramwell survive Brutus’ final attempts to destroy them. Brutus declares that they have won and the curse is broken. Morgan shoots Bramwell and takes Catherine hostage. Bramwell and Kendrick go after Morgan, they fight and Morgan falls off the roof of Collinwood and dies. (1245)
  • End: Bramwell becomes the new master of Collinwood, he and Catherine are married. (1245)

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