May 1968

Episode 483
Worldvision Rerun 271
Tape Date: April 25, 1968 (ABC #88-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 1, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick

Barnabas asks Julia if it would be possible for her to have
Willie Loomis released into his care. Julia replies, “Yes. Why?”
Barnabas lies that he feels responsible for Willie being there
and wants to make amends before starting on his new life.
Julia, seeming not to believe him, is reluctant to have Willie
released, but Barnabas finally manages to convince her to do so.
Barnabas takes Willie back to the old house and tells him
not to leave it without him. Willie asks why. Barnabas explains
that it will take time for people to accept the fact that he
has returned.
But Willie does not listen. Wanting to tell Maggie he wasn’t
trying to hurt her that night, he sneaks out and goes to the
Evan’s Cottage. He knocks on the door. Maggie, who is expecting
Joe Haskell, asks, “Joe?” and opens the door. She sees Willie
standing there and screams, “How did you escape?” and starts
scurrying around the living trying to get away from him. Willie
chases her around, trying to tell her that he didn’t escape, that
he Barnabas had him released, that he wasn’t trying to harm her
that night. Joe arrives, and Willie flees.
Furious, Joe goes to the old house and tells Barnabas that
Willie showed up at the Evans Cottage and tried to kill Maggie.
He demands to know why he had Willie released. Barnabas tells
Joe that Willie has been cured and wouldn’t hurt anyone. He
assures Joe that Willie won’t leave the house again. Joe tells
Barnabas, “If Willie ever comes close to Maggie again, I’ll
kill him!” and leaves.
Episode 484
Worldvision Rerun 272
Tape Date: April 26, 1968 (ABC #89-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 2, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick

Barnabas tells Willie he knows what he did and tells him he
will send him back to Windcliff if he ever does it again. Willie
promises not to and Barnabas tells him he’ll give him a second
chance. He tells Willie why he’s had him released. He tells him about
Lang’s plan to permanently cure him of the vampire curse, explaining
that Lang needs an assitant to do so. Julia, who’s come in through
the front doors of the Old House quietly and is listening to this
from the entrance hall, exclaims, “So THAT’S what you had me release
him for!”. Barnabas lies that it isn’t, that he had Willie released
for the reasons he told her, but that since he is free, he should have
something to do.
Lang comes to the old house and finds Julia alone there. Julia
warns him against using Willie as an assistant, saying Willie is
unstable and was once under Barnabas’ power and may harbor
resentment against him. Lang suggests that SHE be the assistant
instead. She declines, hoping that he will decide not to go through
with it.
At the Evan’s cottage, Jeff can’t stop thinking about the dream.
There’s a knock at the door. Jeff opens the door and finds that
it’s Dr. Lang, just as in the dream. Lang, who has come to try
to talk Jeff into being his assistant for the experiment, notes
that Jeff is extremely agitated and asks him why. Jeff tells him
about his dream and immediately feels better, the feeling of
terror gone. He tells Lang about this and tells him he thinks
he knows why. He tells Lang that Maggie had almost the same
dream except he, Jeff, was the knocker and she opened only one
door, that she felt terrified after waking up, that the feeling
of terror left immediately when she told him, Jeff, the dream.
He tells Lang that he thinks Maggie was SUPPOSED to tell the
dream to him, and he was SUPPOSED to tell it to him, Lang.
Lang asks, “Maggie had the EXACT same dream?” Jeff replies,
“No, not exactly. She only opened one door. I opened two.
The third door must be yours”.
Later, at his house, Lang does indeed have the dream. It is
Julia at the door. As Jeff had predicted, Lang’s dream is identical
except that Julia is the knocker and he opens three doors, first
the door Maggie opened with the green skull, then the door Jeff opened
with the guillotine, then finally a third door. Behind the third door
is a headless creature, arms extendended, welcoming him…
Episode 485
Worldvision Rerun 273
Tape Date: April 29, 1968 (ABC #90-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 3, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick

Lang is in his lab with his creation, unable to get the dream
out of his mind. There’s a knock at the door. Lang answers and
is startled to see that it is Julia, dressed just as she is in
the dream. Lang is very agitated and tells Julia it’s because
of a dream. She asks him about it and he tells her. Immediately,
Lang feels better. Julia tells her she has come because she has
decided to be his assistant for the experiment.
At the Old House, Barnabas writes a letter to Elizabeth telling
her that he will have to leave Collinsport and be away for an indefinite
period, but that a cousin named “Adam Collins” will be coming to stay
soon. He asks her to treat Adam with the courtesy she gave him. He has
Willie take the letter to Collinwood.
At Collinwood, Willie is met by Cassandra. She tells him that
Elizabeth is not home, but tells him she’ll take the letter and
give it to Elizabeth when she comes back. Willie refuses, saying
he had explicit instructions from Barnnabas to give it to Elizabeth
and no one else. Cassandra tells Willie that Elizabeth will be back
soon and invites him in to wait for her. Willie comes in. They
talk. Cassandra remarks that it must be boring for Barnabas to be
cooped in the old house all day. Willie, no rocket scientist, replies
that Barnabas doesn’t stay in the house all day anymore, that he
spends most of his days working with Dr. Lang now. He also stupidly
tells her that Barnabas will be leaving soon. Cassandra asks where
Barnabas is going, but Willie tells her he doesn’t know. Cassandra
tells Willie she wants to talk to Barnabas before he leaves and asks
where he is. Willie tells her he is at Dr. Lang’s house. Elizabeth
returns. Willie gives her the letter and leaves.
At Lang’s house, the experiment begins with Julia assisting.
Barnabas is strapped to a bed as Lang prepares to transfer his
life force to the creature Adam, who is now finally shown, now
complete with head.
Meanwhile, back at Collinwood, Cassandra has made a doll of
The experiment starts. Lang operates various electrical
equipment, which crackle impressively as Julia monitors some
At Collinwood, Cassandra sticks a pin into the doll of Lang.
Lang suddenly grabs his chest and, in great pain, collapses
onto the control panel he has been operating. Several pieces
of equipment short circuit, giving off small explosions and
puffs of smoke. Julia screams, “BARNABAS!”. Both bodies appear
Episode 486
Worldvision Rerun 274
Tape Date: April 30, 1968 (ABC #91-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 6, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick

Lang, in great pain, gasps, “The main switches! Turn off the main
switches!” Julia does so. Lang tells Julia he has chest pains. Julia
gives him an injection. Lang tells Julia to take Barnabas’ pulse.
Julia does so and tells Lang that Barnabas’ pulse is very slow. Lang,
now somewhat recovered, gives her something to inject Barnabas with.
Julia suggests to Lang that she take him to the hospital, but Lang
refuses, saying the experiment must be finished before the body
decomposes. Barnabas regains consciousness and finds that he is still
the same. Julia tells Barnabas the experiment was interrupted, that
Lang had a heart attack. Barnabas, realizing that Angelique must be
responsible, leaves, saying he’s going to Collinwood to deal with her.
Lang tells Julia she must finish the experiment soon, as the
drug he has been giving Barnabas to combat his vampirism is having
less and less of an effect because his body is building a tolerance
to it and soon it will cease to have any effect at all. He also tells
her the body will decompose in 48 hours if she doesn’t do the
experiment. He shows her his notes. Lange’s chest pain gets worse.
Julia goes downstairs to get some more digitalis.
Lang, fearing death, turns on a tape recorder he has on his
desk, presses “record” and speaks into it, saying, “Julia, when…
when you do the experiment again, if both Barnabas and my creation
live…if they both live, Barnabas will be free and healthy as long as
Adam lives. Adam will drain Barnabas’ affliction from him, but will
not suffer from the disease itself if he lives. But if Adam dies,
Barnabas Collins will be as he was before”
Meanwhile, in the drawing room at Collinwood, Cassandra is
toying with the doll, twisting the pin that is stuck into it.
She talks to the doll, saying, “I’m not going to kill you just
yet. I’m going to let you play your childish games and torment
you slowly first…” Suddenly, the closed drawing room
doors burst open. Mrs. Johnson comes in and exclaims, “Mrs.
Collins! I do not take orders from you!”. Startled by this,
Cassandra accidently pushes the pin all the way into and through
the doll.
At Lang’s house, Julia returns with the digitalis. Lang tries
to tell Julia something important, saying, “Listen, Julia, listen.
If both live…” but suddenly screams in pain and dies before he
can tell her.
At Collinwood, an indignant Mrs. Johnson, holding a note from
Cassandra, tells her, “Mrs. Collins, I do not take orders from you!
I will NOT serve you and Mr. Roger breakfast at a different time
than the rest of the family!” Barnabas comes into the room. Mrs.
Johnson leaves.
Barnabas confronts Cassandra, but she refuses to admit that she
is Angelique. Barnabas even offers to be hers if she will lift
the curse, but she coninues to deny she is Angelique and tells
him she doesn’t know what he is talking about. Suddenly, Barnabas
has a relapse of vampirim and is about to attack Cassandra, but is
interrupted by Mrs. Johnson, who comes in and tells him there’s a
telephone call for him. Barnabas answers the phone. It is Julia. She
tells him that Dr. Lang has died. Barnbas tells Cassandra he knows it
was she who killed Lang.
Barnabas returns to Lang’s house and tells Julia he is suffering
a relapse. Julia mixes some of the drug, following Lang’s recipe,
and gives it to him. Barnabas tells Julia that the drug seems to
be having less and less of an effect and tells her they must do
the experiment as soon as possible. Julia is reluctant to do so,
saying that before Lang died, he was apparently trying to tell
her someting important that must not be in the notes, but died
before he could finish.
Late at night, Julia is studying Lang’s notes. She falls
asleep and has the dream. She is sitting in the drawing room of
Collinwood. The knocker is Mrs. Johnson. Behind the fourth door
is a skeleton in a wedding dress…
Episode 487
Worldvision Rerun 275
Tape Date: May 1, 1968 (ABC #92-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 7, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift

It is 7:00 in the morning. Julia is at Collinwood, having felt
compelled to go there. She is in the drawing room, pacing, unable
to get the dream out of her mind. The drawing room doors are
closed. Julia is certain the the first person through the door
will be Mrs. Johnson, as in the dream. The door opens… But it
is Vicky, not Mrs. Johnson. Vicky notices that Julia is acting
strangely and asks her what’s wrong, but Julia refuses to tell
her. Vicky asks if she can help in any way. Julia suddenly
thinks of Prof. Stokes and asks Vicky for his address. Vicky
tells her that Stokes lives on “Arrowhead St., one of those
small streets on the edge of town”.
As Julia is leaving, Jeff appears at the front door. Julia
brushes past him and leaves without saying a word. Jeff comes
in and asks Vicky, “What’s wrong with Julia?” Vicky replies,
“I don’t know. I think it might have something to do with Dr. Lang’s
sudden death.” Jeff, who has just heard about Lang’s death for
the first time, tells Vicky that he still has the keys to Lang’s
house, saying that this is his chance to go into Lang’s files
and find out the truth about his past.
Julia goes to Stokes’ house and tells him about the strange
series of dreams. Stokes tells her that he has heard about such
dreams, that it is a “dream curse”. He tells her that the
intermediate people who have the dream are not the targets of
the curse, that they are only intermediaries, that the curse will
end with the death of the final target, who will die when he
has the dream.
Jeff goes to Lang’s house. Barnabas is there. Jeff breaks into
Lang’s files and finds his file. Barnabas at first tries to stop
him, but then stops, realizing that a physical altercation, which
he does not want because of his weakened condition from the
experiment, would be the only way to stop Jeff. Jeff tells
Barnabas about the sanatarium and about his amnesia. He reads his
file and smiles, looking very relieved. Barnabas asks Jeff is he
is going to tell Vicky about the good news. Jeff replies that he
will. Barnabas tells Jeff to leave Vicky alone, saying he wants
her to be happy and that he, Jeff, having been in an asylum,
is unstable and will be trouble for her. Jeff tells Barnabas that
he knows that he, Barnabas, is in love with Vicky and accuses him
of just being jealous. Barnabas threatens to tell Vicky about
Jeff’s involvement in the experiment, about his robbing of graves.
Jeff counters that if he does, he will tell Vicky about Barnabas’
Jeff goes to Collinwood and tells Vicky that his file stated
that he had no homicidal tendencies. He tells her Lang’s claim
that he had strangled two women and tells her Lang must have
lied in order to control him.
Episode 488
Worldvision Rerun 276
Tape Date: May 2, 1968 (ABC #93-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 8, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Lela Swift

Barnabas pressures Julia to hurry with the experiment, but
Julia replies that she doesn’t know enough yet to perform
the experiment, even though the body has only 24 hours before
it starts to decompose. Julia tells Barnabas about the dream
sequence and tells him she is having trouble functioning because
of it. Barnabas vaguely recalls Angelique coming to him in a dream.
He tells Julia she must not tell Mrs. Johnson the dream, that she
must break the cycle.
Julia recalls Lang telling her to “listen” and gets the idea
that maybe he meant the tape recorder, that maybe he left some
notes on tape. She turns the tape recorder on, but finds not
notes, but Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”. She tells Barnabas
Lang liked to listen to music as he worked and that she must have
been wrong about the tape recorder being used for notes. She
and Barnabas leave the room, neglecting to turn the tape recorder
off. A few seconds after they leave, Lang’s message comes on…
Prof. Stokes shows up at the Evan’s cottage and asks Maggie
about the dream. Maggie tells her she doesn’t want to talk about
it, but Stokes convinces her that it’s urgent he know about it.
Maggie recounts her dream to him, saying she doesn’t understand
any of it. Stokes tells her he does.
Stokes goes to Lang’s house and tells Barnabas that he now knows
that witchcraft is being practiced. He tells Barnabas that he
suspects that he, Barnabas, knows who the witch is since he asked
him for the talisman that protected from witchcraft. He tells him
he may be able to break the dream curse, but needs to know who
the witch is. Barnabas replies, “Cassandra.”
Episode 489
Worldvision Rerun 277
Tape Date: May 3, 1968 (ABC #94-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 9, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift

It is morning. Tony Peterson comes to Collinwood and accuses
Cassandra of having something to do with Lang’s death, but
does not explain further. He tells her he’ll talk to her
about it later and leaves.
Cassandra, thinking Julia must have told Mrs. Johnson the dream
and that Mrs. Johnson must have had it by now, asks Mrs. Johnson
how she is feeling. Mrs. Johnson replies that’s she’s feeling
tired. Cassandra, thinking she must have had the dream, asks if
it’s because she didn’t sleep well last night, but is surprised
when Mrs. Johnson replies that she slept fine, that she never has
any trouble sleeping. Cassandra asks her why she feels tired.
Mrs. Johnson replies that she always feels that way from all the
work at Collinwood.
David, who’s been away, returns and is surprised to learn that
his father has married. He does not like Cassandra and does not
get along with her.
Cassandra and Tony Peterson meet in the garden. Peterson explains
why he suspects her of having something to do with Langs’s death.
He tells her that he was at Lang’s house going through some of his
Lang’s personal effects for legal purposes when suddenly he remembered
that he had been there before, even though he had never been there
before, all his business with Lang having been in Peterson’s office.
He tells her he’s starting to have fragmentary memories of going to
Lang’s office and stealing some sort of medallion for her. Cassandra
puts him into a trance and causes him to forget all this. She then
tells him to follow Julia around and find out why she hasn’t told
the dream to Mrs. Johnson again. She snaps him out of it. She
reminds him, “You say you’re feeling strangely. Don’t you know why?
You’re in love. With me.” They kiss. Unknown to them, David is in the
bushes spying on them…
Cassandra goes back into Collinwood. Roger tells her that now
David is back and has been told of their marriage, they can now
go on a month long honeymoon, that he’s booked two seats on the
10:00 train from Portsmouth. Cassandra does not want to do this
because it would interfere with her plans, but does not know what
to do.
Cassandra, finding herself in the drawing room with Mrs.
Johnson strikes up a conversation with her about dreams and
asks her, “Have you had any interesting ones lately?” Mrs. Johnson
replies, “No, I never have any dreams when I sleep.”
Later, David confronts Cassandra and tells her that he saw he
kissing Tony Peterson and tells her he will tell his father about it.
Cassandra puts a spell on David. David suddenly finds that he cannot
speak. Cassandra fetches Roger and tells him something is wrong with
David, that he cannot talk. Finding this to be true, Roger gets a
pencil and a pad and asks David to write what’s wrong, but finds that
David cannot write either. In view of David’s condition, Roger
cancels the honeymoon.
Episode 490
Worldvision Rerun 278
Tape Date: May 6, 1968 (ABC #95-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 10, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift

At Dr. Lang’s house, Julia has the dream again. When she awakens,
She tells Barnabas about it. There’s a knock at the door. This
worries Julia, who fears it may be Mrs. Johnson. Barnabas tells
her it couldn’t possibly be Mrs. Johnson, that she would have
absolutely no reason to come here. Barnabas goes and answers and
is astonished to find that it is indeed Mrs. Johnson. He asks her
why she’s here. She replies that she doesn’t know.
Julia tells Barnabas she can’t hold on any longer. She shows him
her hands. They are shaking badly. She tells him she cannot perform
the experiment tonight in her condition, that she must tell Mrs.
Johnson the dream. They argue about this; eventually, Barnabas
agrees to let her tell Mrs. Johnson.
Mrs. Johnson is brought into the living room. They ask her again
why she is there. Mrs. Johnson again replies that she doesn’t know,
that she just felt a strange compulsion to come here. Julia tells
her that she will tell her something which will cause her to have
a terrible dream tonight, warning her she must stay awake all night
to avoid having it. Mrs. Johnson mentions that it’s odd she’s talking
to her about a dream, that Mrs. Collins talked to her about dreams
just a little while ago. Julia tells her the dream and immediately
feels better.
Julia, now back to normal, finishes reading Lang’s journals and
tells Barnabas she thinks she is ready to perform the experiment.
Vicky comes to Lang’s house and asks Barnabas why he’s leaving,
adding that she read the note he wrote to Elizabeth and gets the
impression from the wording that, although he didn’t actually say
so, he’s leaving for good. Barnabas tells her this is not the case,
that he didn’t mean to give that impression. He tells her he just
meant that he doesn’t know for sure when he’ll be back. He tells
her she won’t miss him because she’ll feel his presence in his
cousin, who’s very much like him. Vicky asks if it’s her refusing
his marriage proposal that’s causing him to leave. Barnabas assures
him that it’s not, that he has to return to England to take care
of some business interests.
Later, the experiment starts, with Julia operating the equipment.
Suddenly, in the middle of it, something seems to go wrong. Several
pieces of equipment short circuit again, giving off little explosions
and puffs of smoke. Julia quickly turns everything off. Barnabas
awakens and finds that he’s still in his own body. Julia tells him the
experiment has failed. He tells her they must try again, that there’s
still a little time before the body starts to decompose. He tells her
to go and look through Lang’s journals and see what went wrong. Julia
runs out of the room to get them.
While she is away, Barnabas looks over at Adam and is startled
to see him start to move and shouts, “You’re alive! We’re both
Episode 491
Worldvision Rerun 279
Tape Date: May 7, 1968 (ABC #96-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 13, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift

Barnabas shouts for Julia. The creature breaks the straps binding
him to the table. He obviously has immense strength. Julia rushes
back into the lab.
Julia and Barnabas try to talk to the creature but find that it
cannot speak. They discuss the fact that since it apparently has
only part of Barnabas’ lifeforce, it may be incomplete. It looks
at them as if it understands what they’re saying. It gets up and
tries to walk. It succeeds, but in a halting and unsteady manner.
Barnabas remarks to Julia that Lang must have considered the
possiblilty that both he and the creature will live and asks her to
look through the journals to see what it means. Julia replies that
she’s already read all Lang’s journals and that he never mentions
that this could happen. Barnabas asks Julia what they should do
with the creature. The creature seems to understand this and starts
to act agitated. Julia tries to sedate it with an injection, but the
pain of the needle cause the creature to go berserk and attack Julia.
Barnabas manages to stop him and get him to lie back down on his
table. Julia notes that he, Barnabas, seems to have a lot of
influence on the creature. Barnabas asks how much longer till
sunrise. Julia tells him dawn is in about an hour. Barnabas tells
Julia he isn’t sure if he will become a vampire again, but tells her
he will await the dawn, saying he would rather die than become
what he was before. There’s a knock at the front door. Barnabas
answers. It’s Elizabeth. She tells Barnabas that she’s come to
see Julia because David has suddenly become ill. Barnabas gets
Julia. Elizabeth tells Julia about David’s sudden illness.
Barnabas remarks to Elizabeth that she needn’t worry because he once
had a servant who was stricken by the same illness and the illness
eventually went away buy itself. In spite of this, Elizabeth asks
Julia to come to Collinwood to examine David. Julia agrees to
do so. Barnabas, worried, takes Julia aside and reminds her that
dawn will be coming soon. Julia assures him she will be back before
then and leaves with Elizabeth.
Barnabas thinks about dying, and is surprised to find that he
is less worried about himself dying than what will happen to Adam
if he does die.
Upstairs, Adam has gotten up off the table and is going around
the lab touching things, exploring the lab like a child would.
Julia returns. Barnabas tells her he is certain he will die,
that he feels unmistakably that the vampire curse has returned.
He asks her to take good care of Adam when he is gone. Julia
exclaims, “That may not be necessary. Look!” and points to the
window. Barnbas does, and sees that as they’ve been speaking,
the sun has risen without them noticing it. Dawn has passed.
It is now day. Barnabas is completely unaffected by the sunlight.
The vampire curse has not returned. Barnabas insists that he feels
that the vampire curse has returned, and asks Julia, “If it has not
returned to me, could it have returned to Adam?”
Upstairs, Adam has cut himself with a scalpel. He goes beserk
and starts to knock things over.
Hearing the noise, Barnabas and Julia go upstairs. Finding that
they cannot control Adam, the flee out into the hallway and try
to close the door, but find they cannot, as Adam has gotten his
arm wedged between the door and door frame.
Episode 492
Worldvision Rerun 280
Tape Date: May 8, 1968 (ABC #97-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 14, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick

Adam pulls his arm back into the room and Barnabas manages to
close the door and lock Adam in. They hear Adam inside tearing the
lab apart in his rage. Barnabas decides that Adam is too dangerous
and must be destroyed. They go and gets Lang’s gun. When they
return, they are surprised to find that the lab is quiet. They go
inside – cautiously – and find Adam sleeping peacefully, curled in
the fetal position. Julia remarks that Adam is like a child, that
having had his tantrum, he now falls asleep. Barnabas aims the pistol
and prepares to kill Adam, but Julia stops him, saying Adam is like a
child, that everything he’s done he’s done because he doesn’t know any
better, that he might, like a chiled, be taught, that anyway, they
have no right to kill a living being, even if they did give it life
in the lab in the first place. Julia gives Adam an injection and
suggests that it might be better to move Adam to the cell in the old
house. Barnabas goes to fetch Willie to help him move Adam.
At Collinwood, David is sitting in the drawing room, still
unable to speak. Mrs. Johnson is sitting there with him. She looks
very sleepy. Cassandra comes in. Mrs. Johnson tells her that she
she has been watching over David and has not slept all night.
Cassandra tells Mrs. Johnson that she will watch over David for
awhile. Mrs. Johnson leaves, saying she’s going to get David some
broth. While Mrs. Johnson is away, Cassandra, realizing that as
long as David is in that condition, Mrs. Johnson will not get
any rest, removes the spell from David, putting him to sleep after
telling him that when he hears Mrs. Johnsons, he will awaken and
be able to talk again, but that he will have no memory of what
Mrs. Johnson returns with the broth. As soon as she speaks, David
awakens and is able to speak again. Mrs. Johnson tells David to
go and tell his father the good news. After David leaves, Cassandra
asks Mrs. Johnson, “Why don’t you go to sleep and get some rest now?”
Mrs. Johnson tells her she is afraid to because she is convinced that
when she does, she will have a terrible dream (but she doesn’t say
why). Cassandra manages to get Mrs. Johnson to sit down and relax.
Mrs. Johnson falls asleep and has the dream…The knocker is David..
Behind her door is a huge nest of bats, vampire probably…
Episode 493
Worldvision Rerun 281
Tape Date: May 9, 1968 (ABC #98-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 15, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Adam has been moved to the old house, and is sleeping in a cell
in a cellar. Barnabas, Julia and Willie are in the room with him.
Adam awakens. Barnabas and Julia tell an obviusly terrified Willie
that he is to try to teach Adam to talk, then they leave. Willie
sits down and nervously lights a cigarrete. Adam, curious, reaches
out and grabs the cigarette, burning himself. He goes beserk
and knocks Willie to the ground. He breaks the door down and
runs out.
At Collinwood, Mrs. Johnson tells Julia that she’s had the
dream and tells her about it. Julia tells her she must break
the cycle, that she must not tell David about it. Mrs. Jonnson
replies that she’s not sure how long she can hold out. Julia
tells her to leave Collinsport, that if she is not around David,
she won’t be able to tell him. Mrs. Johnson protests that she
doesn’t have anywhere she can go. Willie comes rushing in and
tells Julia she has something urgent to tell her – in private.
Julia tells Mrs. Johnson to leave, saying she’ll continue their
conversation later. Mrs. Johnson leaves. Willie tells Julia that
Adam has escaped. Julia tells Willie that they must find Barnabas,
that he may be able to find Adam because they seem to have some
mysterious connection to one another.
Meanwhile, Adam has wandered over to the garden right outside
the main house and starts to drink from the fountain. Mrs. Johnson,
hearing noises, comes out to see what it is. She sees Adam and
becomes frightened at the sight of him, Adam being well over 6 feet
tall and rather scary looking. Adam runs off. Barnabas, Julia
and Willie, having heard her scream, come running out. Mrs. Johnson
tells thems she’s just seen a monster. Barnabas and Willie go
looking for Adam. Julia lies to Mrs. Johnson that it was probably
just a vagrant. They resume their talk. Julia discovers that Mrs.
Johnson has a sister in Boston and convinces her to go and stay
with her for awhile.
Barnabas and Willie find Adam in the woods. Per Julia’s
instructions, they bring him back to the cell in the old house
and put one of his feet in a chain, the other end of which is
attached to a ring in tha wall.
Episode 494
Worldvision Rerun 282
Tape Date: May 10, 1968 (ABC #99-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 16, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Adam is sitting chained in his cell looking very unhappy. Willie
brings him his dinner, but Adam just grabs it and angrily throws it
across the cell. Willie flees in terror. Julia brings Willie back,
telling him he must continue to try to work with Adam, threatening
to have him sent back to Windcliff permanently if he refuses. She
leaves him there with Adam. Adam grabs two shiny button from Willie’s
coat and starts to play with them. Willie remarks, “You like shiny
things, huh? I’ll show you some really nice shiny things.” He opens
a secret panel behind some bricks and takes out a box of jewels,
saying they used to belong to a lady named Josette. While Adam is
playing with some of the jewels, Willie reminisces about seeing
Maggie wearing them, and how he felt about her, and the fact that
he can’t even talk to her now becasue she’s so afraid of him.
He takes the jewels from Adam and puts them back in their hiding
place, but keeps the earrings, saying he’s going to give them to
Maggie secretly to make her happy.
Willie lurks outside the Evan’s Cottage, spying through a window.
Inside are Joe and Maggie, ready to go out on a date. Joe goes to
wash the coffee cups and Maggie goes to brush her hair. Seeing the
room empty, Willie comes in through the unlocked front door, puts
the earrings in Maggie’s purse and leaves.
Willie returns to the old house and finds Julia in the cell
waiting for him. She demands to know where he’s been. Willie lies
that he took a walk to get some fresh air. Julia tell him he’s
not to leave the cell again, that if he does, she’ll have him sent
back to Windcliff. She tells him she’ll come back to check on him
periodically and leaves. Adam motions to Willie that he’d like to
play with the jewels again, but Willie tries to tell him he can’t
because Julia might come back and see.
At the Evan’s cottage, Maggie looks around for her keys. Joe
jokes, “Why don’t you try looking in your purse?” Maggie does and
finds the earrings. She asks Joe if he bought them for hers as a
gift. Joe tells her he didn’t. Maggie, puzzled, tells Joe she’s
sure her father wouldn’t have bought something like that for her.
Joe tells her to turn them in to the police and if no one claims
them, they’re hers. Maggie looks at the earriing and remarks,
“They remind me of something, but I don’t know what.” She puts
them on and becomes entranced by them. This seems to disturb Joe.
Julia goes to the cell and finds that an enraged Adam has
backed Willie into a corner. Willie tells Julia to give Adam
her necklace, saying he’s discovered that Adam likes shiny things.
Julia givea Adam her necklace. He immediately calms down and starts
to play with it. Julia and Willie exit the cell. Julia sets up a
tape recorder – Lang’s – which she has brought with her, outside
the door, saying to Willie that she thinks music may have a beneficial
effect on Adam. She turns the tape recorder on, and the strains of
“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” fills the air. Julia and Willie go upstairs.
Seconds later, Lang’s message comes on. Lang’s voice seems to have
and effect on Adam. He goes to barred window in the door and listens
intently. The message ends. Adam starts to speak, “Ba…Ba…
Episode 495
Worldvision Rerun 283
Tape Date: May 13, 1968 (ABC #100-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 17, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick

Barnabas brings Adam his supper (a mug of soup, a pitifully small
meal for a man of Adam’s size) and is astonished when Adam
says, “Barnabas” several times. Barnabas teaches him to say “food”,
then watches him eat, then leaves. Adam calls “Barnabas” and,
frustrated at being left alone, breaks the chain connecting to
the wall, breaks the door down and goes upstairs, crying “Barnabas!”
Finding no one upstairs, he goes out the front, door, still
crying “Barnabas!”.
In the foyer of Collinwood, David shows Roger a Swiss Army type
knife that Cassandra had bought him when they had gone into town
together. Roger tells David he is glad that he is getting along with
Cassandra now and is surprised when David cannot remember a time
when he did not get along with her. Barnabas comes into the room.
David goes upstairs. Barnabas asks if Julia is there. Roger
replies that she isn’t, that she’s gone to visit Prof. Stokes.
He also tells him that Elizabeth has gone to the old house to
see HIM. Roger then tells Barnabas that Cassandra has been
complaining that he has been rude to her and asks Barnabas why
he cannot be civil to her. Barnabas apologizes, saying his coldness
to her is caused by the fact that she resembles someone he once
knew and disliked is unintentional. Roger replies that he cannot
accept this excuse and warns Barnabas that if he does not start
acting civil to Cassandra he will not allow him to come to Collinwood
anymore. Barnabas replies that it’s up to Elizabeth and not him who
can or cannot come to Collinwood. Roger warns that she can tolerate
rudeness even less than he can.
On her way to the old house, Elizabeth runs into Adam. She tells
him he is trespassing, but he does not understand and continues
to call “Barnabas!” This surprises Elizabeth. Then, seeing that
Adam is chained, Elizabeth flees, thinking he is an escapee from
At Collinwood, Barnabas tells Roger that he does not want any
ill will between them and will try to be civil to Cassandra in the
future. Suddenly, Elizabeth comes bursting in and screams that she
ran into a “giant” outside. Roger gets a gun and goes out to
investigate, Barnabas going with him.
In a clearing in the wood, David is playing mumbly peg with
his new knife. Adam is behind some trees, watching him. David
begins to hum as he plays. Adam, attacted by the sound of music,
comes out from behind the trees and starts to hum too. David
sees Adam but, not fearing him, tries to talk to him. When Adam
does not seem to understand, David decides that he must be a
foreigner who does not understand English. David tries to teach
Adam mumbly peg, but Adam, attracted by the shininess of the
knife, tries to grab it from David. In the struggle, David sprains
his ankle and screams in pain. Adam, concerned, drops the knife and
picks David up in his arms. David screams, “Put me down!”. Roger
and Barnabas, searching the woods nearby, hear David’s screams and
come running. Barnabas talks to Adam and manages to get him to put
David down. David comes running to his father. Adam starts to walk
towards them and, before Barnabas can stop him, Roger raises his gun
and shoots Adam in the shoulder. Adam, in great pain, runs back to
the old house, goes to his cell and collapses on his bed.
Episode 496
Worldvision Rerun 284
Tape Date: May 14, 1968 (ABC #101-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 20, 1968 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: John Sedwick

Julia returns to Collinwood after visiting Stokes. Cassandra
comes in too. Roger has just gotten back from the woods and tells
them David had almost been abducted. He calls the police and tells
them the details. When Julia hears his descriptiong of the “madman”,
Julia immediately realizes that he must be talking about Adam. She
excuses herself and goes to the old house.
Roger tells Cassangdra that Barnabas saved David and tells her
how he seemed to have some strange power over the madman. He also
mentions the strange fact that the madman had spoken Barnabas’
name when Elizabeth had run into him.
Julia runs into Barnabas outside the old house. He tells her
that Adam has escaped. She replies that she alreay knows and asks
him why he left Adam alone. Barnabas tells her that Adam had spoken
and he was so excited he had to go and tell her. Julia tells
Barnabas that she thinks Adam might have returned to the old house
after being hurt. They go to his cell and find him there. They telk
to him and manage to calm him down. Julia treats Adam’s wounds while
Barnabas goes to Collinwood to talk to Roger.
At Collinwood, Roger tells Barnabas that Elizabeth says the
madman said his name when she ran into him and asks him to explain
how this can be. Barnabas replies that he doesn’t know.
At the old house, Julia has finished treating Adam’s wounds.
He says, “Music…Music…” Julia brings the tape recorder into
the cell, rewinds the tape, starts it and leaves. Once again,
after a minute or so of “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, Lang’s message
come on, but Julia has gone upstairs and does not hear it…
Episode 497
Worldvision Rerun 285
Tape Date: May 20, 1968 (ABC #102-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 21, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift

Mrs. Johnson comes to the old house and tells Julia that she
came back from Boston because she kept having the dream every
night and could no longer stand it. She tells Julia she just HAS
to tell it to David, but Julia tells her to hang on just a little
bit longer, that Professor Stokes has told her he may be able to
stop the dream. There’s a knock at the door. Julia answers. It’s David.
He tells Julia Roger wants her at Collinwood. Julia asks David if
it’s urgent. David replies that it isn’t. Julia tells him she’ll
go to the main house in half an hour. Julia takes Mrs. Johnson
aside and tells her to go back to Collinwood and lock herself
in her room to keep away from David. She keeps David at the old
house by telling him she’ll show him a nice tape recorder. Just
then, Willie comes up and tells Julia to come downstairs, saying
it’s important. Julia tells David to wait for her and goes
down with Willie.
David waits as instructed for a little while, but then gets
bored and goes outside, where he runs into Mrs. Johnson, who
hasn’t returned to Collinwood but is lurking outside. Mrs.
Johnson, who can stand it no longer, tells David the dream.
At the Evan’s Cottage, Maggie is searching for the earrings.
Joe comes to pick her up for a date and tells her that he “stole”
the earrings from her and had them appraised. He tells her that
they’re worth $15,000* and are very old. He tells her he checked
with Police and no one’s reported anything that expensive missing.
Maggie tells him she intends to keep them until someone does.
Joe tells Maggie he is disturbed by the fact that she seems
so unconcerned about where they came from. She puts them on and
immediately starts to act strangely. Joe tells her to take them
off. Maggie refuses, and Joe leaves in a huff. Maggie looks in
the mirror and realizes that once again the earrings are reminding
her of something, but that she doesn’t know what. But this time,
she realizes that it has something to do with the old house and
goes there.
At the old house Maggie runs into Willie. She tells him that
she’s no longer afraid of him, that for some reason she now
realizes that he was telling the truth when he told her he wasn’t
trying to harm her that night. Willie asks her if they can
become “friends”, but Maggie tells her she’s already seeing Joe.
After Maggie leaves, Willie takes out a rifle, toys with it
and mutters, “Soon it will be just me and you, Maggie.”
David has the dream. In it, the knocker is Willie. Behind his
door is a giant spiderweb. David goes in and becomes entangled in
it. He sees a giant spider coming towards him.

*Those must be some earrings. Accounting for inflation from
1968-1999, that’s worth about $90,000 -100,000 in today’s
Episode 498
Worldvision Rerun 286
Tape Date: May 16, 1968 (ABC #103-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 22, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift

Barnabas finds Willie sitting fearfully in the living room
at the old house. Willie tells Barnabas that Mrs. Johnson had
returned from Boston and told the dream to David, who’s had the
dream and just told it to him and that he is afraid of having it.
Barnabas gets depressed, knowing the dream is one step closer to
him and fearing that he may not be able to stop it. He tells
Willie about Angelique and how he had strangled her 200 years
ago, saying he had thought he was rid of her forever until Vicky
brought that portrait home. Suddenly, he realizes that the portrait
may be the key. He tells Willie that he, Willie may not have to have
the dream and orders him to go to Collinwood and steal the portrait.
Barnabas goes to Adam’s cell to feed him. (This time, he brings
him a somewhat more substantial meal, though it still looks like
a small amount of food for someone Adam’s size. In addition
to the mug of soup, Adam gets a couple of small pieces of what
looks like roast chicken and a scoop of mashed potatoes). Adam
surprises Barnabas by parroting the beginning of Lang’s message, “If
both live…”. Barnabas is happy to see that Adam has learned three
new words, though he does not know where he learned them from or what
they mean. Willie returns with the portrait and Barnabas goes out to
meet him. From inside the cell, Adam sees the portrait and is
instinctively terrified by it. Willie asks why Adam is so terrified
by the portrait. Barnabas theorizes that Adam, in his innocent,
childlike state, can sense the evil. Barnabas gives Willie a note
to give to Cassandra telling her to come to the old house at
10 p.m. then leaves, taking the portrait with him.
Barnabas takes the portrait to Sam Evans and tells him he will
pay him $500 to gradually age the portrait. Sam, thinking this is
a strange request, asks “Why?”, but Barnabas tells him this is
a job to be done with no questions asked. He adds that he is to
uses a brush with the stiffest, sharpest bristles he can find, and
that the work is not to start until precisely 10:15 p.m. Sam asks
how old he wants the portrait to end up looking. Barnabas replies
that he can stop when he thinks the portrait looks like it’s about
200 years old.
Cassandra arrives at the old house at 10:10 pm. She tells Barnabas
she’s late becaues she had to help Vicky look for the portrait, which
is missing. Barnabas asks why she is stretching things out so long,
why she didn’t just put the curse on him immediately as he knows
she could have. Cassandra, still refusing to admit that she is
Angelique, tells him she doesn’t know what he’s talking about and
suggests to him he needs a psychologist.
At the Evan’s cottage, Sam is watching the clock, a Westclox
Big Ben alarm clock. When the clock shows precisely 10:15, he
begins to work.
At the old house, Cassandra suddenly feels a sharp pain around
her eyes and shrieks in pain. Barnabas tells her that the pain
will continue, and that she will find herself aging. He tells her
to look at her hands. She does and is shocked to find that they
have becomes gnarled with age.
Episode 499
Worldvision Rerun 287
Tape Date: May 21, 1968 (ABC #104-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 23, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift

Cassandra is sitting in the gazebo, dressed in a cloak with a
hood. The hood covers her head and her face cannot be seen.
At the Evan’s cottage, Sam is taking a break, looking at the
portrait. It now appears to be about 80 years old.
Tony Peterson comes to the gazebo, having been summoned by
Cassandra. She tells him someone has stolen her portrait and is
using it to perform Black Magic on her. She tells him that this
sort of magic requires the services of an artist and asks if there
are any artists close to the Collins family. Tony Peterson tells her
that there is, a Sam Evans. Carolyn comes to the gazebo, sees
Cassandra and Peterson there together. Peterson tries to explain
that it isn’t what it looks like.
Sam resumes his work on the portrait.
Cassandra gives a shriek and runs off. Peterson confesses to
Carolyn that he has been meeting Cassandra in the gazebo for some
time now, but tells her he is not in love with Cassandra, that she
seems to have some strange power to draw him here. She tells him
she will confront Cassandra. Peterson warns her not to do this,
saying Cassandra has strange powers and is dangerous. Carolyn
pooh-poohs this, calling it ridiculous. She tells him it’s just
some lame excuse he’s made up and tells him she’s breaking up
with him.
Cassandra arrives at the Evan’s cottage. Sam asks, “Who are you?”
Cassandra throws the hood back and asks, “Don’t you recognize me?”
Sam is shocked. She looks just like the portrait, which now
looks about 150 years old. She demands that Sam give the portrait
to her, but he refuses, saying the portrait belongs to someone
else. She tells him she knows he is referring to Barnabas, and
tells him that she is the real owner of the portrait, that
Barnabas had stolen it. Sam refuses to give it to her, telling her
to take the matter up with Barnabas. She warns him, “I have nothing
against you, but I do whatever I must to get the portrait. Give it
to me! This is your last chance!” Sam still refuses to give it to
her. She warns him not to keep working on the portrait and leaves.
Sam goes back to the easel to work on the portrait, but finds
his eyesight suddenly getting blurrier and blurrier. In a few
seconds, he is totally blind. Cassandra comes back in, tells
Sam, “I gave you one last chance to give me the painting, but
you didn’t take it!”, takes the portrait and leaves.
Episode 500
Worldvision Rerun 288
Tape Date: May 15, 1968 (ABC #105-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 24, 1968 Friday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift

Maggie returns from her date and finds Sam blind. She wants
to call a doctor, but Sam insists that she get Barnabas instead.
At the old house, Barnabas catches Adam and Willie playing
with the jewels. Wille lies that Adam found them by himself.
While putting the jewels back, Barnabas notices that the pair
of earrings are missing. Willie suggests that maybe Adam put them
in his pockets or dropped them somewhere. Willie and Barnabas
search Adam’s pockets but find nothing. They then search the
floor of the cell but still can find nothing. Barnabas tells
Willie, “You’d bettter find them or I’ll start to think YOU took
Maggie comes to the old house and gets Julia and Barnabas and
brings them to the old house. Sam tells Barnabas about the old
woman coming and claiming he had stolen the portrait from her and
angrily accuses him of getting him involved in something illegal.
Julia examines Sam and tells him she’s not qualified in eye problems
and tells him he should see a specialist. She takes Barnabas aside
and, speaking quietly so as not to be overheard, tells him the
truth, that Sam’s optic nerve has been damaged and she fears that
his blindness might be permanent. Barnabas feels guilty about
getting Sam involved.
At he old house, Adam is listening to the tape recorder again,
once again hearing Lang’s message. Willie shows up just in
time to miss it again. Willie, holding a plate of what looks
like roast chicken again, sarcastically remarks, “Ten o’clock
feeding for the baby!” but instead of giving the food to Adam,
witholds it, waving a chicken leg in front of him and telling
him to say “I stole the earrings”. He waves the chicken leg in
front of Adam, just out of reach and tells him, “You’re supposed to
learn something new every day. Now say it – I STOLE THE EARRINGS”.
But Adam won’t cooperate, so Willie takes it a step further, “All
right, if you don’t say it, I’LL eat it”. He starts eating Adam’s
chicken leg, making exaggerated “MMMMM!!!!” sounds as he does so.
Adam becomes angry, manages to break his chain and lunges at Willie.
Willie runs for his life. Adam chases Willie upstairs.
Julia and Barnbas return to the old house and find Adam
strangling Willie. Barnabas tells Adam to stop, but Adam
will not listen, so Barnabas begins to beat him with his cane.
Adam finally lets go of Willie, who flees in terror. Adam,
a look of deep hurt and betrayal on his face, turns on Barnabas.
He grabs him by the throat and starts to strangle him.
Episode 501
Worldvision Rerun 289
Tape Date: May 17, 1968 (ABC #106-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 27, 1968 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift

Julia manages to get Adam to stop choking Barnabas with some
soothing words. Barnabas is by now unconscious. Adam runs out
of the old house. When Barnabas regains consciousness, he prepares
to go and find Adam, but Julia tells him that she’s reached the
conclusion that Adam is uncontrollable, incurably violent and
suggests that it might be better to just leave him out there
where he’s certain to be killed by a car sooner or later. Barnabas
gets a rifle and goes outside. Julia goes with him. In the woods,
Barnabas tells Julia that he too has reached the conclusion that
Adam must be killed. Adam, hiding behinds some trees, hears this
and, seeming to understand somehow, mutters, “Kill?!” and runs off.
At Collinwood, Carolyn tells Elizabeth about seeing Cassandra
and Tony Peterson together in the gazebo and tells her she thinks
something is going on between them. Elizabeth replies that she thinks
she’s jumping to conclusions. While they are discussing this, Adam,
frightened by the sound of thunder outside, bursts in through the
front doors. Carolyn and Elizabeth, cowering in fear, asks him
what he wants. Adam replies “Music”, then keeps repeating, “If both
live…” Carolyn turns an old-fashioned “cathedral” radio on for
him. The strains of “The Theme from ‘A Man And a Woman'”, a popular
instrumental hit from the late 60’s, fills the air. Adam, apparently
not finding this to his taste, knocks the across the room and shatters
it into pieces, exclaiming “NOT music!!!” Elizabeth distracts Adam
by asking him if he’s hungry and wants any food. Carolyn tries to
escape through the drawing room window, but Adam grabs her before she
can. Elizabeth grabs a letter opener and tries to stab Adam, but he
manages to grab her wrist. They struggle. Carolyn screams. Barnabas
and Julia, who are searching the woods nearby, hear Carolyn’s screams
and come running to Collinwood. Barnabas aims the gun at Adam and
demands that he let Carolyn go, but Adam flees, Carolyn in his
arms. Barnabas, unable to shoot for fear of hitting Carolyn, gives
Elizabeth asks Julia, who has remained at Collinwood, asks why
Barnabas had a rifle with him and tells Julia she thinks Barnabas
knows more about the madman that he admits. Julia denies this and
lies to Elizabeth that Barnabas had the gun because he heard a
noise and saw some lurking around outside the old house and went
to investigate, taking the gun with him for protection.
Episode 502
Worldvision Rerun 290
Tape Date: May 22, 1968 (ABC #107-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 28, 1968 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: John Sedwick

Having heard about Carolyn, Tony Peterson comes to Collinwood.
Elizabeth tells him there’s something strange about the madman.
Adam returns to the old house with Carolyn. Willie, pointing
a rifle at him, gets him to put her down. He then tries to order
him back to his cell, but Adam knocks the rifle out of his hands
and knocks him down. Elizabeth and Peterson, who are in the woods
nearby looking for Barnabas, hear the commotion and come running.
Willie tells them about seeing Adam with Carolyn, telling them
Adam had knocked him down. He points in the direction Adam had
gone with Carolyn. Peterson goes to search. Unfortunately for
Willie, he has called Adam by name. Elizabeth asks him why he
called the madman “Adam”, accusing him of knowing more than he
admits. Willie replies that he doesn’t know why he called he madman
“Adam”, saying it was just a slip of the tongue.
Adam takes Carolyn to the cellar of a ruined house. Carolyn
tries to talk to him but finds he cannot speak. She comes to
realize he is just like a child.
At the old house, Willie struggles to stay awake, knowing he
will have the dream if he falls asleep. He loses the battle against
fatigue, falls asleep and has the dream. In it the beckoner is
Carolyn. Behind his door is a growling wolf.
Episode 503
Worldvision Rerun 291
Tape Date: May 23, 1968 (ABC #108-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 29, 1968 Wednesday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: John Sedwick

Julia arrives at the old house in the morning. She finds Willie
in a highly agitated state and realizes he must have had the dream.
She explains the dream curse to him, telling him the final target
is Barnabas, who will die when he has the dream. Willie tells Julia
the details of the dream. He seems to be frightened by the barking
of dogs outside. Julia tells him not to be afraid, that the barking
is of the police dogs searching for Carolyn. Willie tells Julia
he wants to go out to join the search for Carolyn. Julia tells him
she knows the real reason he wants to find Carolyn, to tell her the
dream. Willie admits that this is true, telling her he can’t stand
it any longer. Julia tells him he must not tell the dream to Carolyn,
that he must try to break the cycle and save Barnabas. She tells him
there may be a way she can help him forget the dream. She takes her
medallion out and hypmotizes him and tells him to forget the dream.
While under hypnosis, Willie claims to be able to see Carolyn, that
she’s “under the ground”. When Julia takes Willie out of the hypnotic
trance, she finds that her efforts to make him forget the dream
have failed. He still remembers and is still terrified by it. She
theorizes that it’s buried too deep in his subconscious to be erased.
She tells Willie that while he was in the hypnotic trance, he claimed
to be able to see Carolyn and that she was “under the ground”. They
both worry that this might mean that she is dead.
Meanwhile at the root cellar – Carolyn is indeed “under the
ground”- Carolyn realizes that Adam does not mean to hurt her. She
tells him that she wants to be friends with him and asks him to
bring her back to Collinwood so she can get some food. Unfortunately
for her, Adam is not THAT stupid, and instead of doing as she says,
opens the door to go get some food by himself. When Adam opens the
door, Carolyn tries to run out and escape, but he grabs her and
throws her back inside, takes a boulder and bars the door, which
opens outward, with it and leaves.
Sherriff Patterson comes to the old house to question Willie and
Julia. He tells the he thinks the madman has some connection to the
old house and that they know what it is, citing as evidence the fact
that when Elizabeth first ran into him, he appeared to be coming from
the direction of the old house, that he spoke the name “Barnabas”, and
the fact that he brought Carolyn to the old house. Willie and Julia
try to convince him he is wrong. While they are talking, they look
and see Adam peering in at them through a window. Adam, seeing that
the sheriff has seen him, flees. The sherriff runs outside, fires
a few shots at Adam, and gives chase.
The sheriff comes back. He tells Willie and Julia that the
madman has been caught, that he had superhuman strength and that
it required 20 officers* to subdue and capture him. He tells
Willie and Julia that he’s certain that, because of the way the
creature looked at them, it knew them. Julia denies this and the
sherriff, having no real proof, leaves.

*For a town which Burke Devlin described as being the size of
one New York City block in one of the early episodes, Collinsport
sure has a large police department…
Episode 504
Worldvision Rerun 292
Tape Date: May 24, 1968 (ABC #109-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 30, 1968 Thursday
Writer: Ron Sproat
Director: Jack Sullivan

Carolyn regains consciousness and finds that Adam has left.
She tries to open the door but finds that she cannot (because of
the rock).
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth is talking on the
phone with the police. She is told that the madman has been
captured, but Carolyn has not been found, and that the madman
seems unable to talk. After hanging up, Elizbeth tells Vicky that
she suspects that Barnabas knows more about the madman than he will
admit and tells her why she thinks so. She also tells her that she
finds it interesting that he had written in his letter that a cousin
of his named “Adam Collins” would soon be coming to Collinwood and
she suspects the madman’s name is “Adam”. She tells Vicky that she
has not gone to the police with this because she wants to talk to
Barnabas about it first. Cassandra, who out in the foyer has heard
them talking, comes in. Vicky tells Elizabeth to go and try to get
some sleep. Elizabeth leaves. Cassandra asks Vicky about the madman
kidnapping Carolyn, but finds that, as usual, Vicky is cold towards
her. She exclaims, “Why do you hate me so?” and breaks down in tears,
and runs from the drawing room and up the stairs. But by the time
she reaches the top of the stairs, the tears have stopped…
Elizabeth comes back downstairs into the drawing room. She tells
Vicky that she tried but was unable to sleep. Vicky tells Elizabeth
about Cassandra breaking down in tears. She tells Elizabeth that
maybe she misjudged Cassandra just because of her resemblance to the
portrait of Angelique and should not be so cold towards her in
the future, but Elizabeth replies that she doesn’t trust Cassandra
Elizabeth and Vicky go to the Collinsport Jail to see if they
can get Adam to say anything about where Carolyn is, but the only
things he says are, “Friend” and “Food”. They leave.
At the Collinsport Jail, a guard decides to have some “fun” with
Adam. He goes into Adam’s cell and starts to beat him with a baton.
Adam easily overpowers the guard, knocks him out and escapes.
Episode 505
Worldvision Rerun 293
Tape Date: May 30, 1968 (ABC #110-DRK-68)
Air Date: May 31, 1968 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift

The sheriff and some deputies follow Adam’s trail and find that
it leads to the vicinity of the old house. The sheriff tells the
deputies, “We must be following the right trail. Everytime something
strange happens, all roads lead to the old house.”
The sheriff goes to the old house to question Barnabas, asking him
what he knows about the madman. Barnabas lies that he knows nothing.
The sheriff confronts him with the fact that Willie had called the
madman “Adam”, and Elizabeth had heard the creature calling the
name “Barnabas”.
Adam returns to the root cellar, the deputies hot on his trail.
Panicking when he hears the sound of the police dogs, he grabs
Carolyn and runs from the root cellar. The deputies, who are nearby,
hear the sounds of Carolyn’s screams.
The sheriff tells Barnabas that there is one other thing. He tells
him that Roger had said he had shot the madman in the shoulder, but
when the madman was caught, the wound had been treated. He tells
Barnabas that they have checked every doctor in the area and found
that none of them had treated them, that there was only one doctor they
had not questioned – Julia. Barnbas cooks up the story that Adam had
indeed shown up at the old house begging for food several days
earlier and that Willie must have mentioned the name “Barnabas”.
He tells the sheriff he did not mention this to him earlier because
he was afraid he would make too much of it. The sheriff seems doubtful,
but before he can ask Barnbas any more questions, a deputy comes
bursting in and tells him that the madman has been spotted running
from the root cellar of the old Taylor farm going towards Widow’s Hill
and that the deputies are converging to box him in. The sheriff tells
Barnabas to come along with him. Barnabas asks, “Why? I won’t be of
much help.” The sheriff tells him he wants him along because he wants
to see if the madman recognizes him.
Adam is cornered at Widow’s Hill. He lets Carolyn go. She trips
and falls, clinging perilously to the edge of the cliff. Adam pulls
her up. She runs into Barnabas’ arms. She begs the police, “Don’t
hurt him! He saved my life!”. Seeing that there is no escape, Adam
throws himself off Widow’s Hill. Certain that he must be dead,
everyone leaves.
This episode ends with a lingering shot of the rocks below Widow’s
Hill and the waves crashing into them and a repeat of Lang’s message,
“Julia, when…when you do the experiment again, if both Barnabas
and my creation live, if they both live, Barnabas will be free and
healthy as long as Adam lives. Adam will drain Barnabas’ affliction
from him, but will not suffer from the disease itself because he lives.
But if Adam dies, Barnabas Collins will be as he was before”

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