Tape Date: July 28, 1970 (ABC #156-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 3, 1970 Monday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Barnabas thanks the woman, who appears to be Carrie, for helping them.
She tells him she’s never seen them before. Julia notes that the woman
is not wearing the dress Carrie was wearing, but a modern dress. It dawns
on Barnabas and Julia that she does not seem to be a ghost. Julia, who
now appears to be OK, tells Barnabas that maybe they somehow travelled back
to their own time. She asks the woman what year it is, but the woman just
replies, “Don’t you KNOW?”. She tells them she’s going to go downstairs
and tell Mrs. Stoddard that they’re there. Barnabas and Julia realize
that if Elizabeth is downstairs, then they must be back in 1970. They
introduce themselves to the woman. She tells them she’s heard of them but
never seen them before. She introduces herself as Hallie Stokes, a niece
of Professor Stokes. She explains that her parents died in an accident a
few months ago and Stokes brought her to Collinsport, and that when
Elizabeth found out, she offered to let her live at Collinwood.
In the drawing room, Quentin tells Elizabeth that he’s just seen
something shocking in the mysterious room in the east wing (Angelique’s
room). He tells her he saw the room change, and that it was full of
smoke, and a girl he had never seen was in there calling for Barnabas.
He tells them it appears that there was a fire in the other Collinwood,
and that it appears that the girl, Barnabas and probably Julia were
trapped in it. Elizabeth says sadly, “Then we might never see them
again “. As soon as she says this, Barnabas and Julia come into the room
and warmly greet them. Quentin tells them of just seeing the fire and that
he’s glad they managed to escape. Barnabas and Julia are puzzled that
he’s just seen the fire a few minutes ago and tell him it happened
about a week ago. Quentin asks them where they’ve been the last week,
then. They tell him about what happened, about going to the future and
what they found there, about finding Collinwood in ruins and finding that
some catastrophe had happened in 1970, that everyone was gone except Quentin
and Carolyn, that Quentin was insane and couldn’t tell them anything, but
that Carolyn had told them of 6 things that would happen before the disaster.
Julia asks Elizabeth if she’s ever heard of a ‘Rose Cottage’. Elizabeth
replies that she hasn’t. Quentin tells them he thinks it must all have
been a hallucination caused by their travelling back to this time.
He asks them what the date was in the other time when the fire happened.
Barnabas replies that he doesn’t know, but Julia replies that she looked
at the calendar in Inspector Hamilton’s office that day and remembers that
it was August the 3rd. Quentin replies that it’s August 3, 1970 today, that
this proves that they couldn’t have been away for a week and that this
proves that they imagined it. Unbeknownst to them, Hallie is outside
Later, Barnbas and Julia look through the family history and some
other old books to see if they can find any of the names of ghosts they
heard in 1995. Finally, Barnabas finds the name ‘Daphne Harridge’. The
book in which he found it tells that she was a governess who started
working at Collinwood in the year 1840, but does not say anything more
about her. Barnabas tells Julia he’s going to the cementary to find her
grave to find out when she died, saying that her ghost appeared very
young and she must have died not soon after 1840. Julia tells him she’s
going with him.
Hallie goes to Quentin’s room and asks him about ‘those strange
people’ she found. She tells him they seemed to think they had seen
her before, even though it was the first time she met when she found
them in the West Wing. Quentin is surprised that she had found them
in the West Wing. He asks her what she was doing there. She replies that
she doesn’t know, that she just gets these feelings sometimes. She adds
that when she was taking them downstairs, she got a terrible feeling
that something horrible is going to happen. Quentin tells her not to
worry, that those people she found are good people.
At the cemetary, Barnabas and Julia find Daphne Harridge’s grave.
It says ‘1818-1841’. Barnabas muses, “Just 23 years old…Well, we’ve
learned something”. Julia exclaims, “Barnabas! We’ve learned something
else!” and points to the grave on the left. It bears the inscription
HE DID LIVE
Barnabas returns to Collinwood. Quentin tells him that he’s been
thinking about it and has decided that maybe he and Julia hadn’t imagined
going into the future. He tells Barnabas that he’s learned they reappeared
in the West Wing and asks how they got there instead of reappearing in
the East Wing where Angelique’s room was. Barnabas explains to them
that they had gotten trapped in the playroom and how they had escaped
through a secret entrance shown to them by a ghost that looked just like
Hallie Stokes, gone through some secret passages and come out into 1970
in the West Wing where they ran into Hallie Stokes. Quentin tells them
there is no playroom. Barnabas tells him there is and volunteers to take
him to it. But when they get there and open the door, Barnabas is shocked
to find that is just a small linen closet. Quentin tells him there’s
never been a playroom here and that there never will be, that it’s too
small and that on the other side of the wall is the outside, so it can
never be made bigger…
From somewhere comes the sound of the music Barnabas and Julia kept
hearing in 1995. It is coming from a toy carousel…
Tape Date: July 27, 1970 (ABC #157-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 4, 1970 Tuesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Barnabas comes downstairs into the foyer, thinking about the playroom
not being there. He hears a crying in the drawing room, the doors of
which are closed. He goes in and finds Carolyn in there. She tells him that
she heard from her mother that he and Julia were back, and that she’s glad
to see him. He asks her why she’s crying. She tells him she’s still hasn’t
gotten over Jeb’s death. He calms her down. She tells him that she’s
heard that everyone has a counterpart in paralell time and asks what Jeb’s
was like. Barnabas tells her that he was a good, well meaning man. He
omits what happened to him. He asks her if she’s ever heard of ‘Rose
Cottage’ or ‘The night of the sun and moon’. She tells him she hasn’t.
remarking that it sounds like some kind or riddle. Barnabas replies,
Hallie is in David’s room. She tells him that ever since Barnabas and
Julia returned, she’s had a strange feeling that someone’s been watching
her. David asks, “Who?”. Barnabas, who’s apparently been at the door,
asks, “Yes, who?”. Hallie responds that she doesn’t know, that it’s just
a feeling she has and runs off. David tells Barnabas not to take Hallie’s
claim seriously, saying she’s just not used to the house and its atmosphere
and creaking noises yet.
Professor Stokes comes to talk to Barnabas. Barnabas remarks,
“You were wondering what you were like in that other time. You are
fortunate you made the right choices in this one,” and takes him into
the drawing room where he starts to tell him what happened.
Hallie and Carolyn go to David’s room. Carolyn tells David it’s time
to go to bed. Suddenly, Carolyn exclaims that she feels a strange presence
in the room. David tells her it must be her imagination, but Hallie tells
him she feels it too. The feeling disappears as soon as it started..
Barnabas finishes telling Stokes his story. Stokes is fascinated. He
asks Barnabas if he recognized any of the ghosts he saw. Barnabas replies
that he didn’t recognize the man or woman, but he recognized the one of
David. He adds that the strange thing was that Quentin, who also saw the
ghost of David, claimed it wasn’t David, but someone named Tad. (Barnabas,
for some reason, doesn’t tell Stokes about the ghost who looked just like
Hallie). Barnabas tells Stokes that, since whatever disaster happened is
supposed to happen while he is in Europe, he should cancel his plans to go
to Europe. Stokes is puzzled and replies that he has no plans to go to
Europe any time in the near future…
After Stokes leaves, Barnabas runs into Carolyn in the foyer. She
tells him about the strange feeling she had in David’s room, but dismisses
it as her imagination.
David goes to sleep. He has a dream in which he goes down into the
foyer and finds a toy carousel on the table playing the music Barnabas
and Julia kept hearing in 1995. Hallie shows up wearing a strange, old
fashioned looking orange dress. David asks her why she wearing the
strange dress, but she doesn’t answer. Instead, she starts dancing a
strange dance and dances into the drawing room. David goes into the
drawing room, but finds that she isn’t there.
Carolyn runs into Hallie in the hallway and asks her what she’s doing
up, saying that she’s supposed to be in bed. Hallie replies that she was,
that she just went downstairs for a glass of water. Hallie goes back into
her room and is surprised to find a strange, old-fashioned orange dress on
Tape Date: July 31, 1970 (ABC #158-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 5, 1970 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
Hallie starts to feel a strange cold feeling in the room and remarks
out loud, “It’s so cold in here”. There’s a knock at the door. Hallie
quickly hides the dress under the bed covers and answers it. It’s Maggie.
She tells Hallie she thought she heard her talking to someone in here,
that she thought she heard her say, “It’s cold”. Hallie replies that
she was just talking to herself. Maggie agrees that it does seem strangely
cold in here even though the rest of the house is warm. After Maggie
leaves, Hallie takes the dress out from under the covers and wonders what
caused her to hide it. She thinks about taking it out and asking someone
about it, but then hides it in the dresser instead.
In the drawing room, Elizabeth tells Maggie about what Barnabas and
Julia claim to have seen in 1995. Maggie asks how Barnabas looks.
Elizabeth tells her he looks quite well and asks, “Why? Haven’t you seen
him yet?”. Maggie replies that she hasn’t in a voice that clearly
indicates that she’s disturbed that he hasn’t made any attempt to see her
yet. Elizabeth tells her not to be, that Barnabas has a lot of things on
his mind. She starts to muse that it’s too bad they don’t know what’s
supposed to happen in the future. After Maggie leaves, Elizebeth seems to
think of something and gets a business card out of her purse and makes
a telephone call to someone she calls “Mr. Shaw” and makes an appointment
to see him at 3:00.
David tells Hallie about his dream, describing the dress she was
wearing as he does so . He is surprised to find that she becomes angry
at him and accuses him of playing a trick on her. He asks her what she
means, but she remains angry and refuses to explain.
Elizabeth shows up at the house of Mr. Shaw. She remarks on how
surprised she was to find when she first met him how he looked just like
someone else she knew (he is played by Christopher Pennock, who played
Jeb Hawkes). She asks Mr. Shaw, an astrologer, to cast her horoscope
for her. He asks for the time and date of her birth. She replies that
she knows the date, of course, but doens’t know the time. He tells her
he can’t cast her horoscope without it. She tells him she can go home
and find out. He gives her a book to read about the history of
astrology so that she will be better able to understand her reading.
After Elizabeth goes home, she talks to Maggie in the drawing room
again about Barnabas’ claim that some disaster is about to happen.
David comes into the room and asks what they are talking about. Elizabeth
tells him it’s none of his concern. David becomes upset, saying he
wishes they would stop treating him like he was 4 1/2 years old and runs
David runs up to his room. Just outside the door he finds a note from
Hallie asking him to meet her at the gazebo at midnidght.
At midnight, David goes to the gazebo. Not seeing Hallie, he calls out
for her. She comes out from behind some trees, dressed in the orange
Tape Date: July 30, 1970 (ABC #159-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 6, 1970 Thursday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Lela Swift
David asks Hallie what she’s doing wearing the old dress, but she
seems to be in some sort of trance and does not answer. Finally, she
snaps out of it and, startled to find herself outside in the gazebo,
asks, “What am I doing here?”. David tells her she wrote him a note
asking him to come here and shows it to him. She tells him she didn’t
write it and points out that it isn’t even her handwriting. He tells
her that it looks like her handwriting except for the fact that there
are some old fashioned curlicues in it. He asks her the logical question,
“If you didn’t write it, how did you know to come here to meet me?”.
Hallie replies that she doesn’t know. David tells her that the dress she
is wearing is the dress he saw in the dream and asks where she got it.
She tells him she found it. Suddenly, Hallie tells David that she smells
a strong scent of lilacs. David, puzzled, tells her they can’t be lilacs,
that it isn’t the right season. David tells her if she didn’t write the
letter, then some force must have gotten them both to come here and tells
her he’s going to wait here to find out what it is. Hallie tells him she
doesn’t want to wait and leaves.
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Elizabeth is knitting while Carolyn
reads the newspaper. Carolyn reads her horoscope in the newspaper and
makes fun of the whole subject.
Carolyn goes upstairs to check up on Hallie and is surprised to find
her awake and wearing the orange 19th century dress. She asks her why she
is wearing it. Hallies replies that she couldn’t sleep, found the dress
in the attic and decided to put it on for fun. Carolyn finds this
David continues to wait at the gazebo.
Hallie goes to sleep and has a dream in which she sees David dressed
in 19th century clothing. She asks him why he’s dressed like that, but
he doesn’t answer. A dark haired woman (Daphne) walks into the room.
Daphne asks, “Who are you?”, but the woman doesn’t answer. She starts
walking toward Hallie. Hallie screams, “Stay away from me!!!”, but the
woman keeps coming….
At the gazebo, David smells the scent of lilacs again. The ghost of
Daphne appears. David asks, “Who are you?”, but she just disappears
David goes back to Collinwood and tells Hallie what he saw in the
gazebo. Hallie recognizes that his description fits the woman she
saw in her dream…
Carolyn, in the drawing room, tells Elizabeth about finding Hallie
wearing the old dress and about Hallie’s explanation of why she was
wearing it. There’s a knock at the door. Carolyn answers and is shocked
to see what appears to be Jeb standing there. She exclaims,”Jeb! It
can’t be!!!”. The man replies that his name isn’t Jeb. Elizabeth
explains to Carolyn that the man is not Jeb, but Sebastian Shaw.
Carolyn, upset, runs up the stairs. Shaw gives Elizabeth a file folder,
explaining that it contains her horoscope up to December 31, 1970.
She asks him what it contains. He tells her it would take him too long
to tell her verbally and suggests that she read it instead. She asks him
to tell her if there’s any disaster in her future. He tells her no.
As she is making out a check for him, he tells her he’s not infallible
and makes mistakes sometimes, and if she finds at any time that the
horoscope isn’t matching up with what’s happening, to call him and tell
him and he’ll correct the rest of it after the mistake . (Apparently,
a mistake affects the part of the horoscope after the mistake.).
David shows Hallie some old letters he’s found. He points out the
fact that the handwriting of the two correspondents resemble theirs
except that they contain old-fashioned curlicues. He reads one letter
which mentions “the playroom we aren’t supposed to go to, the one
next to the portrait of Abner Collins”. David tells Hallie he knows
where the portrait of Abner Collins is. They decide to go check it out.
They go to the portrait of Abner Collins and go into the room next
to it. They find that it’s just a linen closet that’s too small to have
ever been a playroom unless, as David jokes, “they had really small kids
in those days.”. Suddenly, David starts to hear music playing (the music
Barnabas and Julia kept hearing in 1995). He tells Hallie it appears
to be coming from behind the wall opposite the door in the linen closet.
Hallie starts to become afraid and walks out of the closet. She tells
David she smells lilacs. He comes out. The ghost of Daphne appears.
Hallie runs away in terror. David follows her…
Tape Date: July 29, 1970 (ABC #160-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 7, 1970 Friday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Lela Swift
David and Hallie run back to David’s room. David tells her they’ve
got to look through the old letters again to find out what this is all
Barnabas and Julia are in the drawing room with an impressive number
of books. One of them remarks to the other that it’s amazing that
they’ve looked through so many books and learned so little, that so far
they’ve only found the names “Tad” and “Carrie”, and have learned so
little even about them, only that they died at about the same age that
David and Hallie are now. Julia remarks that the Collins family history
is not famous for its accuracy, that, as Barnabas’ case proves, unpleasant
events are quite likely to be omitted, so that the lack of information on
the period around 1840 might mean that something quite significant DID
happen. Quentin comes in to see how they’re doing. He opens the window
and tells them that there’s a full moon tonight. Julia, alarmed that he’s
mentioning it, asks him why he’s mentioned it, wondering if something has
happened in their absence causing him to be back in danger of becoming
a werewolf again. He replies no, the portrait’s quite safe and still
protecting him. He tells her he mentioned it because tonight there’s
going to be a total lunar eclipse, that he’s going to enjoy watching it.
He invites them to come watch it with him in the tower room and leaves,
saying that now he’s in no danger of becoming a werewolf, he feels almost
as excited as he did when he was a kid first watching the the shadow
of the earth as it comes between the sun and the moon. After he leaves,
Barnabas suddenly realizes the import of this and exclaims to Julia,
“Julia! The night of the sun and moon!!”.
David finds a letter in the handwriting that looks like Hallie’s
another mention of the playroom that starts, “When you hear the carousel
play, come to the playroom”. Hallie finds a couple of letters in which
“Rose Cottage” is mentioned, but David, more concerned about the playroom,
tells her to ignore them. There’s a knock at the door. They quickly
hide the old letters and let Julia in. She asks them what they’re planning
to do tonight. They tell her they’ve got a lot of homework to finish.
Downstairs, Barnabas tells Quentin about the first clue being “The
night of the sun and moon”. Quentin asks what the second clue is.
Barnabas tells him it’s just as cryptic, that it’s “The unfinished
horoscope.”. Quentin tells him that Elizabeth’s just had her horoscope
cast. Barnabas, shocked, asks him if it says anything about a disaster
about to happen. Quentin replies that it doesn’t, that in fact it
forecasts nothing but tranquility for Collinwood for the rest of the
year. He adds that he’s seen it and it’s quite finished. Julia comes
downstairs and tells them she’s just checked up on the children and
Later, Quentin goes to David’s room to check up on him and finds him
in bed and apparently asleep. A few minutes after Quentin leaves, both
David and Hallie come out of their rooms. Hallie mentions that Quentin
came into her room to check up on her a few minutes ago. David replies
that Quentin checked up on him, too. They surreptitiously go somewhere..
Julia and Barnabas are discussing Elizabeth’s horoscope, Barnabas
apparently having told her about it while Quentin was upstairs. Julia
wonders if it could have anything to do with the second clue. Barnabas
remarks that Quentin had said that it was finished. Quentin comes in
and tells them the children are both asleep.
David and Hallie arrive at the hallway in front of the door to the
linen closet. David asks Hallie to read what the letter said again.
She reads out loud, “When the music stops, the play begins…”.
the carousel music starts to play. Hallie starts to become frightened.
The music stops. Hallie, afraid, tells David she’s going to leave.
Suddenly, the door opens by itself. They look inside and are startled
to see that it’s no longer a linen closet, but a large playroom full of
Tape Date: August 3, 1970 (ABC #161-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 10, 1970 Monday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Lela Swift
They go in and look around. David is surprised to find that Hallie
no longer seems afraid. But when he talks to her, he finds that she’s
acting strangely. He tells her she’s acting like a weirdo and is
surprised when she tells him she doesn’t know what he means, that she’s
never heard the word ‘weirdo’ before. When he calls her by name, she
tells him her name’s not ‘Hallie’. He asks her, “So what is it, then?”.
She starts to say, “It’s…”, but then says, “That’s strange. I can’t
remember.”. David stops the carousel so they can talk better. Hallie
snaps out of it and acts normally again. They smell lilacs again and
Hallie, afraid, runs off. David follows. The ghost of Daphne appears…
In the morning, Quentin tells Julia that he’s just checked on the
kids and that they are both fine, that nothing seems to have happened
David goes to Hallie’s room to talk about what happened last night.
When he tells her about what she did and said, she tells him she can’t
remember any of it. Frightened about it, she tells him she doesn’t
want to play this game anymore. She takes the dress out of her dresser
and tells him she’s going to put it back to the attic.
In the drawing room, Julia tells Quentin that she’s going to go into
town to do some research, to see if she can find out anything about
Gerard Stiles. Quentin compliments her on her perfume. She tells him
she’s not wearing any. He tells her that he smells a strong scent of
perfume, that it seems to fill the whole room. She tells him she doesn’t
smell anything and asks him to describe it. He thinks for a minute and
says, “I can’t..”. Right after she leaves, he remembers what it smells
like and exclaims, “Lilacs! It’s smells like lilacs!”.
Quentin and Julia run into each other in the cemetary. Julia tells
him she couldn’t find anything about Gerard Stiles. She shows him Stiles’
grave and note the inscription, “In darkness did he live and die”. She
points out the grave of Daphne Harridge to him and asks if it means
anything to him. He laughs and asks how could it when she died in 1841.
Julia tells him that it did to the Quentin of 1995, claiming to have
seen her ghost several times. She adds that she herself saw her ghost
once. Quentin asks her to describe Daphne. Julia describes her and adds
that her appearance was always accompanied by the smell of lilacs.
David and Hallie are in the foyer, preparing to go out to play.
Hallie tells David she can hear the music start to play again. He tells
her he can’t hear it and says,’Come on, let’s go boating’. She tells him
to wait a minute, that’s she’s got to go do something. Upset at the
delay and accusing her of imagining the music, he leaves to go boating
Hallie goes up to the hallway outside the playroom and prepares to
go in, but suddenly stops, becomes frightened and asks herself, “Why
did I come up here?” and prepares to leave, but the door opens by itself
and she goes in. Standing inside is the ghost of Daphne Harridge, holding
the old orange dress out to her. Hallie says, “NO! I don’t want it!”.
But the ghost just stands there, holding the dress, and eventuallly
Hallie takes it….
Quentin is alone in the drawing room and dozes off in a chair. He has
a dream in which he awakens to find Daphne come into the room holding a
bouquet of lilacs. She puts them on table. He tries to talk to her, but
she just turns and walks out of the room without saying a word. Quentin
wakes up and quickly runs into the foyer to look for Daphne, but finds
no one there. He walks back into the drawing room, saying to himself,
“Of course, it was just a dream…”. But when he looks on the coffee
table, he sees lying there a bouquet of lilacs…
Tape Date: August 4, 1970 (ABC #162-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 11, 1970 Tuesday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Lela Swift
Quentin calls out to Daphne, asking her to appear. She does. He tries
to talk to her, but she touches him on the cheek and disappears without
saying a word.
In David’s room, Maggie is reprimanding David for taking out the boat
alone and staying out so late, saying it’s dangerous to be out alone in
a boat at dark. David counters that the docks are all well lit and he’s
a good sailor. Maggie notices him looking at a toy ship, a model of a
two masted schooner, and asks him where he got it. He tells her he found
it in the attic. Maggie remarks that it looks in very condition for
something old enough to be in the attic. David explains this by saying
it was wrapped in paper. After Maggie leaves, David examines the ship and
asks, “Where did this come from? Did you bring it here?” Daphne appears,
smiles and nods. There’s a knock at the door. Daphne disappears. Quentin
comes in, holding a camera. He tells David, “Here’s the camera you wanted
to borrow for the picnic”. He notices the smell of lilac and remarks on
it. David replies that it’s too late in the year for it. Quentin retorts
that it might be lilac scented perfume and asks if any woman’s been in the
room. David replies, “Yes. Maggie.”. Quentin mutters, “Yes. That must
have been it.”. He remarks that sometimes when a room if full of a scent
for no apparent reason, it’s sometimes the sign that a spirit has been
there, but when David shows no sign of understanding what he’s talking
about, he leaves, convinced that David knows nothing about Daphne.
In the drawing room, Carolyn is about to make a phone call just as
Maggie comes into the room. Carolyn gives a starts, laughs and says,
“Oh. I thought you were my mother. Imagine me, at my age, worried about
my mother finding out I was calling someone she thinks I shouldn’t”.
Maggie asks who. Carolyn replies, “You might not believe me, but I’ve
found out Jeb is still alive.”. Maggie replies that that must be
Sebastian Shaw, that she’s heard about how much he resembles Jeb and
tries to convince her he can’t be Jeb, that she’s got to get on with her
life and learn to let go.
Quentin is in the hallway, thinking, “Could she (Daphne) have been in
David’s room and he not told me? No, he would have been too frightened
to keep it a secret”. Daphne suddenly appears and gestures for him to
follor her. He does so and follows into a room in the West Wing, but
when he goes into the room, she’s not there. The room appears to have
been left as it was a long, long time ago. On a desk is a quill pen in
an inkwell, the ink in which has long evaporated. Quentin picks up a
very yellowed letter on the desk and reads it,”I couldn’t help trembling,
but nothing frightens me more than the fact that you might love me…”
It is unfinished. Quentin puts it back on the desk and ponders what
he found. When he looks back down, the letter is gone.
Carolyn, Maggie and David are having a picnic. The weather does not
appear to be cooperating. It is quite windy. David takes a few pictures
of Carolyn and Maggie. Quentin shows up. David remarks that he has only
one picture left and asks him to pose with Maggie. To show what the
occasion is, Maggie picks up a picnic basket and Quentin a round green
drink cooler and pose. Suddenly, David turns and looks behind him. Quentin
asks what’s the matter. David replies that he thought he heard someone
behind him, but that’s there’s no one there. Remarking that it looks
like it’s going to rain soon, he takes the picture of Maggie and Quentin.
Carolyn and Maggie are in the drawing room. Carolyn tells Maggie she
realizes now that Sebastian Shaw is not Jeb and thanks her for
straightening her out. Quentin walks into the room carry a large book
which appears to be very old. Carolyn excuses herself and leaves, saying
she promised David she’d look at the pictures he’s developing. Maggie
notices the book Quentin is carrying and asks him what he’s doing. He
replies it’s a family history dealing with the middle part of the
18th century. He explains that he’s interested in it because he’s learned
that he had a great uncle named Quentin living in that period.
David is in a darkroom. Carolyn comes in and asks him if he’s finished.
He replies that he’s just developing the last one. He looks at it and a
puzzled expression comes over his face. He asks, “Hey. Who’s that behind
Quentin and Maggie?” Carolyn replies that she doesn’t see anyone and
asks, “Who could it be, anyway?”. From the corner, watching them, is
the ghost of Gerard Stiles.
Tape Date: August 5, 1970 (ABC #163-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 12, 1970 Wednesday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Sometime later, David comes out of the darkroom into his room.
Quentin comes in to see how the pictures came out. David thanks him
for loaning him his camera and shows him the pictures. He shows him the
photo of him and Maggie and asks him if he sees a face in the background.
Quentin looks and says there is something that looks like a face there,
but that it looks like and optical illusion to him, like the sunlight
reflecting off some leaves.
Julia and Barnabas walk in through the front door into the foyer of
Collinwood. Julia gives a start and exclaims, “It’s him! He’s here!”
Barnabas asks, “Who?” Julia replies, “Gerard Stiles! I can feel it. The
same feeling I felt in 1995!”. Barnabas suggests that they tell Elizabeth
to evacuate the house. Julia replies that Elizabeth doesn’t believe their
claims about what they saw in the future and would never do that without
more proof. She suggests that they keep their eyes open to see if anything’s
happening, and that they should perhaps surreptitously question people to
see if they’ve experienced anything out of the ordinary.
Quentin is in the old room again. By now, he knows that it’s Daphne’s
room. He finds a silhouette of Gerard Stiles and wonders what the nature
of the relationship between them was. He finds Daphne’s diary. Suddenly,
David bursts into the room and exclaims,”So it was you!”. Quentin asks
what he means. David tells him he saw a light on from the outside and
wondered who was in the West Wing. He asks him what he’s doing there.
Quentin lies that he was helping Julia do some research to correct some
errors in the family history. Remarking that it’s really boring work,
he takes David and leaves. After they leave, Daphne appears…
Barnabas goes to David’s room to question him. He sees the toy ship
on the table and asks him where he got it from. David again lies that
he found it in the attic. With a puzzled expression on his face, Barnabas
explains that he thinks he’s seen it before somewhere, but can’t remember
where. David points to a pile of photographs on his desk and tells
Barnabas he’s just developed them and asks him if he’d like to look at
them. Barnabas replies, “Maybe later”, and asks him how his summer has
been. David replies that it’s been fine. Barnabas asks, “No different
from any other summer? Nothing special happen?”. David replies “No.”.
After Barnabas leaves, David goes back into the darkroom and starts
to do something.
In the drawing room, Quentin reads Daphne’s diary. He is shocked to
read a passage that says, “Today I must kill him. That is the only
answer.”. Julia comes into the room holding an old book. Quentin asks
her if she’s learned anything new, anything about Gerard Stiles of
Daphne. Julia replies that all they’ve learned about Daphne is that
she came to work as a governess at Collinwood in 1840 and died in 1841.
Barnabas comes in and tells Julia that nothing seems to have happened to
David. They ask Quentin if anything strange has happened to him. Quentin
is about to say something, but sees Daphne’s ghost outside the window and
says nothing unususal has happened. After Quentin leaves, Barnabas
suggests that they hold a seance to find out more about what’s going
to happen, but Julia warns against the idea, saying they don’t know
what might show up.
Quentin runs into David just as David is about to go into his room and
room and tells him not to go to the West Wing anymore, saying he noticed
some loose boards there and it’s dangerous. After Quentin leaves, David
goes into his room and is shocked to see an old fashioned (mid 19th
century) suit of clothes on his bed. They are his size. He takes them
and puts them into a dresser drawer. David looks at an enlargement he’s
made of the upper left corner of the photo of Quentin and Maggie. On
it is definitely the face of a man, not an trick of light on the leaves
as Quentin claimed. When he comes out of the darkroom, he sees Daphne
standing there. He asks her, “Where did those clothes come from? Why
was I so afraid when I saw them. Why did they feel so cold when I touched
them? Who’s this in the photo?” She does not answer.
Quentin goes to Daphne’s room. He asks himself why he lied to Barnabas
and Julia. Daphne appears. He asks her if there’s any truth in what Julia
and Barnabas say about the future. She doesn’t answer. She gestures to
him to follow her.
Quentin walks down into the foyer. The front doors open by themselves.
He goes out. The doors closes by themselves. Quentin goes to the cemetary.
There, he calls out for Daphne. She appears. He asks her why she wanted
him here. She doesn’t answer. He remarks, “It isn’t important. What
matters is that you’re beautiful. He embraces her. Behind his back, she
raises a knife…
Tape Date: August 10, 1970 (ABC #164-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 13, 1970 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
As they embrace, Quentin asks, “Why is your spirit restless and
wandering? I want to help you any way I can”. Daphne drops the
knife and disappears. Quentin finds a knife on the ground….
David goes to Hallie’s room and is startled to find her wearing
the old-fashioned orange dress. He exclaims, “What are you doing in
that? I thought you put it in the attic!”. He tells her about the
old suit of clothes he found. She asks him to wear it. He refuses,
saying he doesn’t think that would be such a good idea. She shouts,
“You don’t want to make me happy or her happy!” and runs off.
Quentin returns to Collinwood and runs into Julia in the foyer.
She tells him that she has learned from Carolyn that they had a
picnic and tells Quentin that that is the second event on the future
Carolyn’s warning list. She tells him she still feels the presence of
Gerard, but not as strong as before. He asks her if she feels anything
else. She answers no. He tells her they must have an exorcism. Julia
is shocked, saying that the future Stokes had told them he had tried
an exorcism an failed. Quentin replies that he will perform the
exorcism himself, tonight.
David finds Hallie in the playroom, saying “I knew you would be in
here, Hallie”. She asks him why he calls her Hallie, saying that that
is not her name, and starts to say some strange things that David does
not understand. She tells him she’s going to be punished. He asks why.
She replies “I went to his ship and looked in the cabin and saw him
and Daphne embracing…”. Daphne appears. Hallie goes to her and
apologizes for seeing them in an embrace, saying she didn’t mean to.
Hallie exclaims, “Thank you!”, Daphne apparently having telepathically
accepted her apology. Daphne offers her hand to her and Hallie accepts
it. She holds out her other hand toward David.
Julia asks Quentin, “Shouldn’t we tell Barnabas about this?”
Quentin replies that that is not necesssary, that the procedure is
simple. They go outside and Quentin, holding a forked branch, starts
Hallie asks David, “Why don’t you come join hands with us? Don’t
you want to know all about Gerard and his ship?” David replies “Yes”,
walks up to Daphne and starts to reach for her hand.
Outside, Quentin continues the ceremony.
Suddenly, Daphne runs off, leaving Hallie and David alone. Hallie
tells David she senses someone else in the room, screams and faints.
Quentin suddenly stops the exorcism. Julia asks him why. He just
tells her to stay there and runs into the house. Inside, he sees Daphne
staring at him from the landing…
In the playroom, Hallie regains consciousness. David finds that she is
back to normal, but her arm is hurt. He tells her they’r going to have
to do something to find out about what’s going on, but first they’re
going to have to get Julia to take care of her arm. She asks him how
they’re going to explain the arm to her. He tells her he’ll think of
Julia goes into the foyer and finds Quentin just standing there.
He surprises her by saying, “You know, if there are any spirits here,
I feel they don’t mean any harm”. David and Hallie come down. David
tells Julia that Hallie hurt her arm, that she fell while running.
Julia turns to Quentin and tells him she thinks the spirits are
responsible for this, that his attempted exorcism angered them and
they caused this accident.
David and Hallie go back to the playroom. Hallie’s arm is in a sling,
Julia obviously having treated it. Hallie asks why they’ve come back
here. David reminds her that he had said that they’ve got to find out
what’s going on, and since everything seems to be centered on this room,
this is the place to do it. He tells her they’re going to hold a seance.
This frightens Hallie. David tells her not to worry, that he’s ” seen
the grown-ups do it lots of times”. David starts the seance with a
reluctant Hallie. Suddenly, they hear a voice which sounds just like
David’s say, “Let us live!! Let us live! Let us live!”.
Tape Date: August 11, 1970 (ABC #165-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 14, 1970 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Hallie exclaims, “That was your voice! How can that be possible?!”
David just sits there, not replying. Hallie asks, “David, speak to
me! Why are you just sitting there staring like that?” David collapses
unconscious onto the table. Hallie tries to rouse him but is unable to.
Elizabeth is in the drawing room reading her horoscope. Carolyn
come in and remarks, “You’re being very religious with that horoscope”.
Elizabeth replies, “It’s been amazingly accurate so far”. Carolyn
asks what it predicts for today. Elizabeth replies that it predicts
a calm day, but some tension at night. Carolyn muses, “Maybe I should
call him and have my horoscope done”. Elizbeth emphatically replies,
“No!”, pointing out, “You’ve never been interested in horoscopes
before”. Carolyn counters, “But you had yours made”. Elizabeth
replies, “My reasons were different from yours. Your reasons have
nothing to do with astrology”. She accuses Carolyn of still thinking
Sebastian Shaw is really Jeb Hawkes. She points out, “Sebastian Shaw
is NOT Jeb. He said so himself”. Carolyn replies, “Maybe he is, but
just doesn’t know it”. She tells Elizabeth that she had a dream in
which Jeb promised to come back. Elizabeth says, “That was just a
dream!” Carolyn says, “I don’t believe his coming here could be
just a wild coincidence”. Elizabeth replies, “It is, and an unfortunate
one. I insist you stay away from Sebastian Shaw!” Carolyn grumbles,
“Are you forbidding me from having my horoscope done?” Elizabeth
replies, “I just want what’s best for you!” and leaves. Carolyn picks
up a business card from the desk, then goes to the phone at the side
table in the drawing room and makes a phone call to Sebastian Shaw.
In the playroom, Hallie finally manages to rouse David. They
discuss what happened. Hallie says, “David, we’ve got to go and
tell your Aunt Elizabeth about this room and everything that’s
happened!”. David tells her not to. They argue about it. David
hears a voice say, “Let us live!” and tells Hallie, “No, Hallie,
you can’t say anything about this to anyone!” and runs off.
It is the next morning. David is in his room examining the toy
ship. The ship’s name, “Java Queen”, can clearly be seen. Hallie
comes into the room, remarking, “Mrs. Johnson said you wanted to
see me”. David tells her that he’s been thinking about everything
that’s been happening. He tells her, “What you said about going to
Aunt Elizabeth, I think that’s what we’re going to have to do”.
Carolyn goes into the drawing room and says good morning to
her mother. She tells Elizabeth, “I’m going shopping. If anyone
calls, tell them I’ll be back this afternoon”.
Hallie and David come down into the drawing room. They start
to to tell her what happened. Hallie starts, “Something terrible has
happened that you should know about”. David continues, “You see, it
happened in the West Wing, we went there to explore…” Suddenly,
he is shocked to see the “Java Queen” on the desk and stops speaking.
Elizabeth prompts him, “David, speak up! You were going to tell me
something! You mentioned the West Wing”. David lies, “We had an
accident there. I was chasing Hallie around one of the rooms and
we knocked a vase off a table”. Elizabeth reprimands them, congratulates
them on their honesty and tells them, “Neither of you are ever to go
to the West Wing again. I consider this matter closed” and leaves.
Hallie and David wonder how the ship got to the drawing room. David
tell Hallie he’s going to put it back in the playroom where it belongs.
Carolyn is with Sebastian Shaw. She’s just asked him to cast her
horoscope. She asks him some questions, “Where are you from?” He
tells her, “New York City”. She asks him how long he’s been in
Collinsport. He tells her, “About two months”. She asks him why
he chose to come to Collinsport, of all places. He replies, “Because
it’s by the sea. I’ve always liked the sea”. He tells her to sit down,
saying, “If you want me to cast your horoscope, I’m going to have to
ask you some questions”.
David takes the ship back into the playroom. He hears a voice that
sounds just like his own say, “You want us to live! You want us to
live!” and runs off in terror. The carousel begins to play by itself.
Carolyn asks Shaw, “When will the horoscope be ready?” Shaw replies,
“It’s difficult to tell”, explaining that charts differ in complexity
and take different amounts of time. Carolyn asks, “Any idea, so I
can know when to pick it up?” Shaw replies, “That’s not necessary.
I’ll bring it to Collinwood when it’s finished”. Carolyn tells him,
“I’d rather you not do that”. Shaw asks, “Have you told your mother
about this?” Carolyn says, “I mentioned it”. Shaw continues, “And I
take it she didn’t approve”. Carolyn says, “That’s between me and
my mother” and points out, “I’m above the age of consent”.
Elizbeth is in the drawing room reading her horoscope. Hallie
comes in and asks her if she’s seen David. She replies that she
hasn’t. Hallie goes to look for David.
Carolyn returns to Collinwood. Elizabeth sees her coming in and
noticing that she isn’t carrying any bags or packages remarks, “I
thought you were going shopping”. Carolyn quickly lies, “I guess
I wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I didn’t see anything I wanted
to buy all day”.
Hallie goes to the playroom. She finds David there rocking on
the toy horse wearing 19th century clothing. She asks, “What are
you doing here? You gave Aunt Elizabeth your word you weren’t going
to go into the West Wing again! And what are you doing in those
clothes?” David doesn’t answer. Hallie continues, “Let’s get out
of here!” David doesn’t answer. Hallie continues, “Come on!” David
just sits there rocking. Exasperated, Hallie finally says, “Well, don’t
say I didn’t warn you! If you say, you’ll have to suffer the consequences!”
and leaves the playroom. Outside in the hallway, she is shocked to
see David standing there dressed in his regulary 1970 clothes…
Tape Date: August 7, 1970 (ABC #166-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 17, 1970 Monday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Hallie tells David about seeing him inside. He tells her that that
must be Tad. He goes in to see, but there is no one there. Thinking that
perhaps Tad is still there but not visible, David calls out to him, but
all he gets is a ghostly laughing that appear to be two people, children
from the sound of it.
Carolyn is in the drawing room, reading the book Shaw had lent to
Elizabeth, “Astrology”, by a Louis MacNeice. There’s a knock at the door.
She answers. It’s Sebastian Shaw. She asks him if he’s finished her
horoscope. He tells her that’s what he came to talk to her about, that
he started it but couldn’t finish it, that from the things she said to
him during her visit, it was apparent that she really had no interest or
belief in astrology, that she came to him only because he resembled her
late husband. He tells her he will only work for someone who really
believes in astrology and will not finish her horoscope. He tells her
he thinks it would be best if they didn’t see each other again and leaves.
Carolyn hears a shocked voice from the landing call out “Carolyn! That
was Jeb!”. It is Barnabas, who just happened to be walking down the stairs
and just see Shaw as he was leaving. Carolyn explains to him that it
wasn’t Jeb, just a man who greatly resembled him named Sebastian Shaw.
Barnabas asks, “Isn’t he the man who did your mother’s horoscope?”.
Carolyn responds that he is and adds, “He started to do mine too.”.
“Started?”, asks Barnabas. “Yes, started”, Carolyn answers, “He came
here to say he won’t finish it.”. Barnabas is shocked and tells her that
that’s one of the clues from 1995. He tells her they’ve got to get him
to finish it, that perhaps changing just one thing might be enough to
change the entire future. She tells him he’s already told her he won’t
because he thinks she doesn’t sincerely believe in astrology.
In David’s room, Hallie tells David that she thinks they had better
tell the adults about this. He tells her that they can’t because it
will make the people from the playroom angry. He reminds her about
what happened to her arm and about what happened when they tried to
tell Elizabeth about it. She tells him they’ve got to do something and
finally gets him to promise never to go to the playroom again. After
Hallie leaves, David sits down and opens a book to do some homework.
Suddenly, he hears the carousel music and a voice that sounds like his
own calling out his name. The drawer in which he hid the old fashioned
suit opens by itself. He goes and takes out the suit. The voice
continues, “Come to the playroom. We won’t hurt you…”. He drops the
suit and leaves.
Hallie is in the foyer talking to her uncle Stokes on the phone.
Apparently he has asked her how things were at Collinwood, as she
is assuring him everything is fine. Just as she finishes the call and
hangs up, Carolyn comes down the stairs and asks where David is. Hallie
starts to say, “Maybe he’s in..” but suddenly pauses then says, “Maybe
he’s in Maggie’s room asking for help with his French homework”. Carolyn
replies that she’s already looked there and he isn’t there. Hallie says,
“Well, this is a big house. He could be anywhere.” and leaves.
Hallie goes to the playroom and finds David there, playing on the
hobby horse. She exclaims, “You promised you’d never come here!”. He
answers, in a puzzled voice, “No I didn’t. Why would I ever promise to
do a silly thing like that?”. She says something else to him, calling
him by name,’David’. He is puzzled and asks “Why do you call me that,
Carrie?” Hallie, surprised, asks him why he called her ‘Carrie’. He
tells her “Because that’s your name. I never thought I’d have to
introduce you to yourself. What’s wrong with you?”. She gasps, “And who
are you? Tad?”. He mockingly bows and says, “At your service” and says,
“Enought of these games. We have something we have to do. We’ve got to
find Rose Cottage.” “ROSE COTTAGE!”, Hallie exclaims, “That’s what
Barnabas and Julia have been looking for!”. David, in a puzzled voice,
asks, “Barnabas and Julia? Who are they?”. Hallie tells him she’s
thinks it would be best if they left the room. David replies,”Sure, why
not?” As soon as they leave the room, David snaps out of it and
exclaims, “What am I doing here?”. Hallie asks him if he remembers
any of what happened in the room. He replies that he doesn’t, that the
last thing he remembers is being in his room.
Barnabas goes to Sebastian Shaw and tells him, “You must finish
Carolyn’s horoscope. I’ll pay you double your regular rate to do it.”.
Shaw, apparently angered, refuses to do so, saying, “I’m the only
person who can tell me what I ‘must’ do”. He tells Barnabas it’s time
for his meditation and leaves the room to go elsewhere to do so. The
front door opens and a woman holding a shopping bag comes in and asks,
“Sebastian? Where are you?” Barnabas sees her and in a shocked voice
exclaims, “Roxanne!!!!” For the woman looks just like the Roxanne he
knew in paralell time….
Tape Date: August 6, 1970 (ABC #167-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 18, 1970 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
The woman, puzzled, asks “Excuse me. Do we know each other? How do
you know my name?” Barnabas, realizing that this must be Roxanne’s
double in this time, replies, “Oh. Sorry. I’ve mistaken you for someone
I used to know named Roxanne Drew.”.Roxanne, surprised, replies that her
name is Roxanne Drew too. She tells Barnabas that it must be what Shaw
calls an ‘astral twin’, that sometimes it happens that sometimes such
people exist,that they are born at the same time and have the same
horoscope and that they often have similar names too. She asks where she
can meet this double, but Barnabas lies that she doesn’t live in
Collinsport anymore, that she lived here in another time. Roxanne
interprets another time to mean ‘a long time ago’, and remarks that she’s
just been in Collinsport for a few weeks. She asks why he’s here. He
replies that he came to persuade Shaw to finish Carolyn’s horoscope, but
for some reason he refused and went to meditate. He asks her to try to
persuade Shaw to finish Carolyn’s horoscope, that it’s important that
he do so. She replies that she will try, but that Shaw has a strong will
and she doesn’t think she’ll be able to change it. Barnabas asks her
out to a late dinner later, saying he finds the subject of astral twins
fascinating and would like to discuss it further. She accepts. Her tone
seems to indicate that she’s accepting only to get rid of him, but he
doesn’t seem to notice.
Hallie goes into the drawing room and finds Julia poring over some
very old books and asks her what she’s doing. Julia replies that they’re
old tax records from the year 1840. Hallie asks why she would be in-
tereseted in something so boring. Julia tells her she’s looking for
property tax payments for ‘Rose Cottage’, that she suspects that it is a
building from that time that is now known by another name. Suddenly,
Hallie sees Daphne appear behind Julia. Daphne beckons her to follow
her and walks out the door. Hallie excuses herself and follows.
David is in his room looking at the boat that mysteriously appeared,
the ‘Java Queen.’. Hallie comes in and David remarks, “You know, I bet
you this is a model of a real ship “. Hallie laughs and says, “You know
it is, silly. You’ve seen it in the harbor enough times!” David asks,
“You’re Carrie right now, aren’t you?”. She laughs and replies,”What a
silly thing to say. I’m always Carrie!”. She laughs even more heartily
and continues, “Do you know what she’s doing downstairs? She’s looking
for Rose Cottage! She’ll never find it!” David asks why. Hallie gets
angry and tells him not ask such a silly question, that he knows very
well why. When he calls her by name, Hallie, she angrily tells him she’s
not Hallie and not to call her that, that she’s Carrie, not Hallie. He
grabs her by the shoulders, shakes her and screams, “You ARE Hallie!”.
She reverts back to normal. David finds that she cannot remember what
Downstairs, Julia answers the phone and is surprised that it’s
someone named Roxanne Drew looking for Barnabas. She tells her that
Barnabas is not there. Roxanne tells her to tell him when he gets
back that she won’t be able to meet him for dinner as she had promised.
Right after she hangs up, Barnabas comes in through the front doors,
sees Julia and exclaims, “Julia! The most extraodinary thing has
happened.” Julia realizes from his tone of voice what it must be and
replies, “I know. You’ve met the Roxanne Drew from this time. She
just called on the phone to cancel your dinner date.” Seeing from his
mood that he must be hopelessly in love again, she warns him, “You know,
Barnabas, this is not the person you knew in paralell time, it’s only
someone who looks like her. People in the two times can be very different
people. Do you remember how different my double was from me?” But alas,
Barnabas will not listen…
In David’s room, David remarks, “You know, I bet if we look in the
old records, we can find this ship mentioned.” Hallie tells him she
smells lilacs. Daphne appears. David asks her, “Will we ever find out
about this ship, and about Rose Cottage?” Daphne smiles and nods her
head yes. David asks, “When? Now?” She shakes her head to indicate
“Not now”. She opens a dresser draw and takes out a pair of pajamas
and lays them on the bed. She then turns down the bed for him, then
disappears. Hallie remarks that she’s acting as if she’s their governess,
as if they’re Tad and Carrie…
Barnabas goes to Shaw’s house and asks Roxanne why she’s cancelled
their date. She tells him she had forgotten that she had something
important to do tonight. Barnabas asks, “Well, tomorrow night then..”
She tells him she’s busy tomorrow night too. He then asks, “How about the
night after that?” She tells him she’ll be busy then, too. Exasperated,
he asks, “Well, when won’t you be busy?” She doesn’t say anything and
Barnabas, realizing she’ll never go out with him, sadly says, “Oh. I
David, asleep, has a dream in which he is walking up to a doorway.
Hallie, already at the doorway, tells him, “Hurry up, we’ll be late.”
David asks where they are. She answers, “You know. We’ve been invited to
a party at Rose Cottage!” She opens the door and they go in. Inside,
they find what appear to be two mannikins sitting at a table. David is
surprised to find that the name tags in front of the male doll bears his
name, and the one in front of the female doll Hallie’s. The two empty
places have nametags for “Tad” and “Carrie”. David remarks that maybe
they’d better leave, but Hallie replies that they can’t, that it’s
Gerard’s birthday party. David asks who “Gerard” is. Suddenly, they
hear a loud laughing. They look at the window and see Daphne’s peering
in, laughing. But the face is HUGE. They scream.
David wakes up and goes the playroom. He is surprised to find Hallie
already there in front of the door. He asks her what she’s doing there.
She replies “I had a dream”. He asks, “About Rose Cottage?” She replies
“Yes, and a birthday party”. They find that they have both had the same
dream and wonder how that could happen. They open the door and go into
the playroom. On a table they see a doll house which wasn’t there
before. They look in and see a room which looks just like the one they
were in in the dream, with two dolls which look just like the mannikins
they saw in the dream sitting at table, just like in the dream. Hallie
exclaims, “David! We were in that doll house!”.
Tape Date: August 12, 1970 (ABC #168-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 19, 1970 Wednesday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
David and Hallie realize that this doll house must be the Rose
Cottage that Barnabas and Julia have been asksing about.
Sometime later, Professor Stokes is in the drawing room. Hallie
comes in looking for David. Stokes takes the opportunity to ask her
how she’s doing here. She lies that everything’s fine. He asks her if
she’s sure. She tells him she knows what he’s worried about, that it’s
Barnabas and Julia’s claim that a disaster is going to happen. She
insists nothing is going to happen, that Barnabas and Julia are wrong,
that ELizabeth’s horoscope proves that nothing is going to happen.
After Stokes leaves, David and Hallie come into the drawing room,
Hallie apparently having told David about what she had said to Stokes.
David tells her she shouldn’t have said what she did, that it would
make him suspicious. He decides to check out Elizabeth’s horoscope to
see if it can shed any light on what’s happening and takes it out of
Stokes goes to Sebastian Shaw to check him out. He asks Shaw if he’s
sure no disaster awaits the Collins family in 1970. Shaw answers that
to the best of his ability, he is. Stokes asks, “And where did you get
those abilities, Mr. Shaw?”. Shaw responds “Let’s be blunt, Mr. Stokes,
you’re accusing me of being a charlatan, aren’t you?”. He tells Stokes
he is not, that not only is he an astrologer, he is a clairvoyant as
well. Stokes is doubtful about this. Shaw, to prove it, asks, “You will
agree that I have never seen the children?” Stokes replies yes. Shaw
starts to have a clairvoyant vision and tells Stokes about it. He tells
him, “I see the drawing room. It is sometime in the future, exactly when,
I cannot tell . I see the children in there….” At this point, a
strange looks comes across Shaw’s face. Stokes asks him what’s wrong.
Shaw replies that nothing is and continues. “The children have apparently
been to a party and are asleep in the drawing room. The girl is wearing
a pink party dress with white buttons down the front.” He then goes on
to describe Hallie in detail. Stokes tells him he’s impressed.
After Stokes leaves, a woman (Roxanne) comes out of an adjacent room
and tells Shaw, “You’ve got a good mind. Too bad you never use it.” She
tells him he’s stupid to have revealed his psychic powers to Stokes,
that he should’ve kept them secret, the better to use them to soak
Elizabeth for more money. She asks him, “Did you really see what you told
Stokes you saw?” He replies, “Yes, but the children weren’t sleeping,
they were dead!”
Hallie and David go to the playroom. Hallie asks David what he plans
to do. David tells her that he thinks the spirits are using the dolls in
the dollhouse to cast a spell on them and that they can break the spell
by destroying the dolls.
Roxanne tells Sebastian that he shouldn’t tell Elizabeth about the
children (apparently thinking that if he does, she will take them and
leave Collinsport and they will be less one very rich customer).
David and Hallie are in the drawing room by the fire. They throw the
dolls into the fire and burn them. David tells Hallie he feels much
better now. She tells him that she does too, that she feels free. He
tells her there’s one way to find out, that if they’re really free of
the spirits, then the playroom will be gone.
They go upstairs to the playroom door. Outside the door, David prays,
“Please be a closet again…” They open the door and are shocked to
find that it is still a playroom. They are even more shocked to see that
the dolls are back in the dollhouse, sitting at the toy table…
Tape Date: August 17, 1970 (ABC #169-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 20, 1970 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Lela Swift
David remarks that the dolls aren’t even singed. Hallie, frightened,
says, “They know what we tried to do. They’re going to punish us!”
Suddenly, they hear the familiar carousel start to play, but David
notices that this time it’s faint and it’s not coming from the carousel,
which is not moving.
Downstairs in the drawing room, Stokes tells Julia that they must
enlist the help of Sebastian Shaw, that 3 of the clues have already
occured and they need the aid of his psychic powers. She asks him what
they’re going tell him. Stokes tells her that they’d better tell him
the truth. Julia tells him that she has a feeling that the most important
clue is “Rose Cottage”,that she’d give anything to find out where Rose
In the playroom, David tries to find the source of the music. He finds
that it’s coming from the inside of Rose Cottage. Suddenly, they are
shocked to see lights come on in all the upstairs rooms of the dollhouse.
David looks inside and exclaims, “Look! There’s a man inside “. Hallie
asks, “Another doll?”. “No, “, David replies, “a little man “. But when
Hallie looks, he is gone… “What are we going to do?”, David wails.
Then he gets and idea, “We’ve got to write down everything that has
Downstairs, Stokes and Julia are awaiting Shaw. Julia tells Stokes
she feels the presence of Gerard, but not nearly as strongly as in 1995.
“Good”, Stokes tells her, “That means that he isn’t ready to strike yet”.
In his room, David takes out a theme book and prepares to write down
everything that has happened to them. Hallie asks why. David replies,
“So they’ll be able to know what happened when we’re gone.”.
Sebastian Shaw comes. Stokes introduces him to Julia, telling him,
“Julia’s been to the future.”
Upstairs, David starts to write the account.
Julia finishes telling the whole story to Shaw. He asks, “I don’t
see what I can do to help”. They ask him to find Rose Cottage. He
tries. He sees a vision of the playroom and describes it, but his
discription is so vague that Julia does not recognize it and tells him,
“You’re probably seeing a room inside Rose Cottage. That won’t do us
any good.” Stokes remarks that perhaps it would be a good idea if he
took a look at the children and leaves to get them. Julia tells Shaw
she’ll go make some tea and leaves.
David finishes the account. There’s a knock at the door. He quickly
hides the theme book in a desk drawer. Stokes comes in.
Julia walks into the foyer carrying a tea tray. She is shocked to
hear the carousel music being played on the piano. She goes into the
foyer and finds Sebastian Shaw playing it. She asks him about it. He
tells her it’s a tune he just made up. She tells him she knows that’s
not true, that she heard that music in 1995 and knows that he must have
heard it in his vision. She accuses him of seeing more than he will
tell them, and accuses him of holding things back so he can use them
for profit. He acts insulted and leaves. When Stokes comes down with
the children, Julia explains what happened to him.
The children go back to David’s room. David tells Hallie, “There’s
one more thing I want to add to that account”, but when he opens the
drawer, the theme book is gone…
The children go to the playroom and are shocked to see what appear
to be themselves wearing old-fashioned clothing in there.
Tape Date: August 14, 1970 (ABC #170-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 21, 1970 Friday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Lela Swift
Hallie and David soon realize that what they’re seeing must be Carrie
and Tad. But as they approach them, they disappear. David is surprised
to find his theme book sitting on a table. Suddenly, a change comes over
them. They open the book, read it and ask “Why should anyone be afraid of
Miss Daphne? Why should anyone be afraid of us?” They exit the play
room and go into Daphne’s room, which is across the hall. Just as they
do, Quentin walks by holding some books.
Julia is in the drawing room reading what appears to be a very old
books. Quentin comes in and gives her the books he is carrying, saying
they’re the last from the West Wing. He asks her if she’s looking for
mention of Rose Cottage. She replies that she isn’t, that she’s looking
for mention of the staircase she and Barnabas walked up when they
travelled back into time. She looks in the books he brought down and
finds sandwiched in one a blueprint bearing the title, “Proposed stairway
into Time, Quentin Collins, 1840″.
David and Hallie are in Daphne’s room. Daphne appears. They show
David’s theme book to her and ask, “What should we do with it?”. She
gives them a candle. They ask, “Do you want us to burn it?” She nods.
They burn it. They hear Quentin and Julia outside. Quentin tells Julia,
“It’s no use. Barnabas and I already came here and checked. There is no
staircase here”. Daphne strokes the childen’s faces and vanishes. The
children revert to normal and wonder what they’re doing there.
Julia opens the door to the playroom, but finds only a linen closet,
just as Quentin said would be there. Julia decides to check the room
opposite the linen closet (Daphne’s room). Quentin tries to dissuade
her, saying it’s not on the side where the staircase is supposed to be,
but Julia insists, saying it’s easy for them to have gotten the sides of
the hall confused. She opens the door and dejectedly says, “Oh, it’s
just another bedroom” and closes the door. The children are hiding and
she does not spot them.
After Julia and Quentin leave, the children find their notes burned.
Downstairs, Julia asks Quentin to go and see if he can find any more
books or notes in the West Wing. As he goes into the foyer, he smells
In the West Wing, the children try to figure out what Julia and
Quentin meant by “staircase to time”. They hear Quentin coming.
Quentin goes into Daphne’s room. Daphne appears. He asks her, “What
kind of power do you have over me? Why can’t I tell Barnabas and
Julia about you? Why is it that one moment I’m helping my friends and
the next I’m hindering them?” He announces that he’s leaving and isn’t
going to have anything to do with her anymore. But she kisses him and
he changes his mind. She gives him an old book. He looks at it and finds
that it’s entitled, “The Thoughts, Words and Deeds of Quentin Collins,
Esquire, by his own hand. 1840″. Daphne then vanishes.
Quentin brings the book downstairs to Julia. She reads it and
finds that Quentin Collins had an acute interest in the occult and time.
The children come down into the foyer, but they hear a ghostly voice
calling to them and go back upstairs.
Julia continues to read Quentin Collins’ book and is astonished to
find that Quentin Collins had a thoery of time equating time with
physical space and stated that it should be possible to move in physical
space in such a way that one moved in time also.
The children go to the playroom and open the door. They see Tad and
Hallie standing on some sort of staircase. Tad and Carrie call for them
to go with them.
Tape Date: August 13, 1970 (ABC #171-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 24, 1970 Monday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Lela Swift
David starts to follow Tad and Carrie’s instructions and starts to
walk toward the staircase, but Hallie holds him back. Tad and Carrie
disappear. Hallie closes the door and tells David he almost went with
Tad and Carrie. They open the door to see the mysterious stairs but are
surprised to find that it is a linen closet…
In the drawing room, Elizabeth tells Quentin she’s having a strange
feeling. She tells him it’s because of something she read in her
horoscope, that someone she loves will meet a stranger today.
In David’s room, Hallie and David try to figure out what to do.
Hallie, rather depressed, tells David there’s no hope, that they’re just
going to continuing doing what the spirits want them to do. David tells
her there is something they can do: that they can run away and be safe
and away from all this, away from the spirits, away from the playroom,
away from the mysterious stairs. They prepare to leave David’s room, and
David goes to open the door. He finds it locked. Hallie is terrified.
David tells her he’s going to climb out the window, climb down to the
ground floor, come back into the house and unlock the door from the other
side. After David goes out the window, Hallie senses that something is
in the room. Terrified, she starts to cry.
Outside David’s room, Elizabeth hears Hallie crying and asks what’s
wrong. She tries to open the door, but finds it is locked. She calls to
Hallie to open the door. Hallie replies that she can’t, that it’s locked
from outside. Elizabeth turns the key in the keyhole outside, unlocking
the door and going in.
Downstairs, Quentin is in the drawing room getting drunk and rambling
on about what Elizabeth said, about ‘strangers’. David comes back into
the house through the front door. He hears Quentin rambling on in the
drawing room. He goes in and asks who he’s talking to. Quenting looks at
his brandy snifter and replies, “To the dregs, David, to the dregs.”.
David excuses himself and leaves.
Elizabeth asks Hallie who locked her in David’s room, but Hallie
just cries and doesn’t say anything. Elizabeth asks, “Was it David,
Hallie?”. Hallie,not knowing what else to say, replies, “Yes, it was
David…”. David comes up. Elizabeth asks him why he locked Hallie in
the room. David replies that it was a game. Elizabeth remonstrates him
for playing such a cruel trick on Hallie. She asks if they’ve met any
strangers today. They reply that they haven’t. After Elizabeth leaves,
David points to the ship model Java Queen and tells Hallie that a pirate
flag that wasn’t there before is now on the mast.
Elizabeth walks into the drawing room. Quentin is in there reading
a book and suddenly exclaims, “NO!”. Elizabeth asks him what’s the
matter. He replies, “Nothing”. She asks what he is reading. He tells her,
“Oh, nothing, just the ramblings of a mad ancestor”. Elizabeth asks to
see the book. Quentin gives it to her. She finds that it’s a diary and
looks at the entry Quentin was reading. She remarks that it’s the same
date as today, only it’s in 1840. She reads it and in as shocked voice
asks, “Quentin! What does this mean?”. Quentin shrugs and says, “Just
what it says.”. Elizabeth reads it again, this time out loud: “Tomorrow
we bury Carrie and Tad.”.
Elizabeth goes to David’s room to check up on him. She finds that he
is fast asleep and says to herself, “You’re safe, the day is over, and
no strangers to trouble you…”
After Elizabeth leaves, David has a dream. In the dream, the door
to his room opens and a strange man (Gerard) beckons to him. He goes.
Outside in the hall, he and the strange man are joined by Hallie. They
follow him out to the landing. The man disappears. They hear a rattling
sound (carriage wheels) and duck down and hide behind the railing.
Elizabeth, dressed in very old-fashioned clothing, comes running in
through the front doors screaming, “Where are they? I’ve got to see
them!”. Quentin, also dressed in very old fashioned clothing, comes
out of the drawing room and tries to calm her down, but she insists,
“I’ve got to see them!”. He takes her into the drawing room, closing the
door behind. David and Hallie hear Elizabeth give a loud wail of grief
and start crying. They go down into the foyer. They hear the noise of
the drawing room doors about to open and quickly hide in the room
under the stairs. Quentin comes out with a crying Elizabeth, trying to
calm her. He takes her upstairs. David and Hallie go into the drawing
room and see Tad and Carrie lying dead on a bier.
David wakes up from his dream. He goes out into the hallway. Hallie
joins him there. They talk and find that they’ve both had the same
dream again, in which a horrible man leads them downstairs. Suddenly,
Hallie points behind David. He turns and looks. Standing there is
Gerard. Hallie screams and runs off.
Tape Date: August 18, 1970 (ABC #172-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 25, 1970 Tuesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Gerard walks slowly toward David. He backs up, shrinking from him and
saying,”NO! Stay away from me..”. But the man keeps approaching, and
David keeps backing up. They end up in David’s room. The man closes the
door. David starts screaming. From outside comes Julia’s voice asking,
“David! What’s wrong? “. Gerard disappears. Julia comes in to see
what’s wrong. She tells David that she “feels his presence”. David tells
her he doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She asks him why he
screamed. He lies that he had a bad dream, a dream about war in which
Collinwood was bombed.
Quentin is in Daphne’s room with Daphne. He asks her, “What’s going
on?”, but as usual, she doesn’t answer. Instead, she embraces him and
kisses him. Girard appears in the corner behind Quentin. Daphne can see
him but Quentin can’t. Daphne suddenly lets go of Quentin. Quentin asks
what’s caused the sudden change. Once again Daphne doesn’t answer. She
goes to the door, opens it and gestures for him to leave. He does.
Gerard reappears and gives gives Daphne a quill pen and gestures toward
a piece of writing paper on the desk. He appears to be forcing her to
Sebastian Shaw is in the drawing room casting David’s horoscope.
Julia walks into the room. Shaw remarks that he is casting David’s
horoscope on Elizabeth’s request. Julia remarks that it must be because
of that strange reference to a loved one meeting a stranger in her
horoscope. He replies that it is. She take out a folder of newspaper
clippings about him. She tells him she’s been doing some research about
him, that a couple she knows in New York interested in the occult sent
her the clippings. She tells him they show that he has a good reputation,
that he’s made many predictions that have come true. She asks him why,
with so much talent, he’s chosen to live and work in a small town like
Collinsport. He refuses to tell her, saying it’s not her business. She
begs him to help. He refuses, saying he doesn’t believe her story about
the Collinses being in danger from spirits, accusing her of being nothing
but a hysterical woman. He angrily leaves the room. In the foyer, he
runs into David. David tells him he wants to asks him something.
Upstairs in David’s room, David asks Shaw about what it said in
Elizabeth’s horoscope about a loved one meeting a stranger. Shaw asks
David if he’s met a stranger. David lies, “No. Only you, and that’s
today, not yesterday”. David asks Shaw if he’s sure nothing’s going to
happen at Collinwood like he says in Elizabeth’s horoscope. Shaw answers
that he is.
In the drawing room, Quentin is reading a letter. It reads, “Come to
my room at midnight and I’ll tell you everything.”. Outside, Gerard is
watching him through the window. Julia walks into the room. Gerard
disappears. Julia tells Quentin she feels a strange cold in the room.
Quentin tells her he doesn’t feel it and pours her a brandy to warm her
up. Julia tells Quentin the house is very quiet and wonders where David
is. She asks Quentin if he’s seen him. Quentin replies that he hasn’t seen
him all night. Julia leaves, saying she’s going to check up on David.
Quentin mutters, “At midnight, I’ll know everything”. He looks at the
grandfather clock. It is 9:00.
Julia goes into David’s room and finds no one there. She looks at the
ship and notices the pirate flag. David comes into the room. She asks
him about the pirate flag, saying she noticed it wasn’t there before.
David becomes very angry, saying he deserves his privacy and saying she
had no right to come snooping in his room. Julia leaves.
Gerard and Daphne are in Daphne’s room. Gerard is holding a length of
cord in a manner that indicates he wants to strangle someone with it.
David goes down into the drawing room and finds Julia in there reading
an old book. He asks, “Still looking for Rose Cottage?”. She replies
that she is. He apologizes to her for getting mad at her in her room.
She in turn apologizes to him for going into his room while he wasn’t
there, saying it was wrong for her to do so. David tells Julia he’s glad
they’re not mad at each other anymore, saying he wouldn’t like for
them to be mad at each other should something happen to him.
In Daphne’s room, Daphne tries to leave, but Gerard grabs her and
forces her to stay.
It is 5 minutes to midnight. Julia, reading Elizabeth’s horoscope,
tells Quentin she’s found something puzzling in it, that tomorrow’s
entry says, “An enemy will become a friend.” Quentin remarks that it
is puzzling because he doesn’t think Elizabeth has any enemies. Quentin
excuses himself. Julia suggests that he stay because Barnabas is coming
over soon, but Quentin tells her he’s sleepy and is going to bed. Julia
is puzzled, saying he’s usually a night owl. Quentin replies that he’s
changed recently and leaves.
Quentin goes to Daphne’s room and sees her there. Behind him, Girard
appears. Girard, holding the cord, raises it and prepares to wrap it
around Quentin’s neck.
Tape Date: August 19, 1970 (ABC #173-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 26, 1970 Wednesday
Writer: Sam Hall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Girard prepares to wrap the cord around Quentin’s neck. Suddenly,
Julia’s voice comes from outside in the hall, asking, “Quentin? Where
are you?”. Both the spirits disappear. Julia comes into the room and
finds Quentin in there. Julia asks him what he’s doing there, saying she
thought he said he was going to bed. Quentin lies that he thought he
heard someone going into the West Wing, thought it was David going to
play, and came here to investigate.
Julia is with Elizabeth in the drawing room. Elizabeth is reading
her horoscope. She tells Julia that there is something in today’s entry
that she doesn’t understand. Julia replies, “You mean that an enemy will
become a friend?”. Elizabeth tells her that that’s it. She calls
Sebastian Shaw and asks him to come over to clarify something she doesn’t
understand in her horoscope. He tells her he can’t, saying he’s all
booked up for today (but a shot of his appointment book shows that he
has no appointments today). Elizabeth insists that he come and finally
Shaw agrees to come at 8:00. After he hangs up, Shaw exclaims to himself,
“I don’t want to go to Collinwood, tonight or ever!”.
Quentin goes to Daphne’s room looking for her. She does not
materialize. Quentin finds the cord on the floor and wonders what it’s
It is a quarter to 8. Sebastian Shaw at his house talking to Roxanne.
He is having second thoughts about what he is doing and asks, “Why did I
tell her all those lies? Why did I cast that phony horoscope for her?
Why didn’t I warn her about what is really going to happen?”. Roxanne
reminds him, “Because you said there was nothing you could do about it.”
He tells her he’s thinking of not going to Collinwood. She recommends
that he go, and volunteers to go with him.
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Julia tells Quentin he seems
depressed and asks why. Quentin angrily denies that he is and leaves,
saying he’s going to his room to read. There’s a knock at the door.
Julia answers. It’s Shaw and Roxanne. Julia is startled to see Roxanne.
Seeing Roxanne, Elizabeth asks her if she had anything to do with her
horoscope. Roxanne answers that she didn’t. Elizabeth tells her, “In that
case, I’d prefer to speak to Mr. Shaw alone.”. Elizabeth takes Shaw into
the drawing room and closes the door, leaving Julia and Roxanne alone in
Inside the drawing room, Elizabeth asks Sebastian Shaw about the claim
in today’s horoscope saying “an enemy will become a friend” and asks him
to clarify it, to tell who the enemy is. He tells her he cannot, that
astrology cannot be that precise. She tells him she has heard of his
psychic powers and asks him to try to use them to find out who it is.
He agrees to do so. He starts to get a vision of Daphne’s room and
describes it to her, “I see a room with green walls, I see a figurine,
it is of a woman bending over a child..”. Suddenly, he exclaims,
“No! Don’t go into that room! Don’t ever go into that room!”. Puzzled,
Elizabeth asks, “What does this do with what I asked you about, the
enemy”. Shaw, seemingly shaken, replies, “Mrs. Stoddard, your enemy may
not be of the living”.
Later, Elizabeth is in the drawing room with Quentin and Julia. She
tells them what Shaw had said. Julia exclaims, “That sounds like the
room Quentin and I were in!”. Quentin recommends that Elizabeth not
go there, that Shaw warned against it and that perhaps her going there
would cause the disaster that Barnabas and Julia fear to happen. (His
tone, however, indicates that this isn’t the real reason he doesn’t want
her to go there. He just doesn’t want anyone going into what he seems to
consider his ‘private’ place with Daphne.) Julia, hearing this reasoning,
agrees. Elizabeth becomes angry, saying she doesn’t see why she can’t go
anywhere she wants in her own house.
Elizabeth, not heeding Quentin’s warning, goes to Daphne’s room
anyway. She finds it exactly as described. She finds a figurine Shaw
had described on the desk. Suddenly, she smells the scent of lilacs, and
starts to feel strangely cold. Gerard materializes in the corner and
At Shaw’s house, Sebastian Shaw is agonizing over the fact that a
disaster is going to befall the Collins and that there’s nothing he can
do about it, that perhaps he should try. Roxanne tells him to stick to
his original plan, to soak Elizabeth for as much money as he can while
she is still here.
Quentin goes to Daphne’s room and finds Elizabeth there and says,
“So, you decided not to follow my advice…”. She tells him that she
feels a strange presence there. He tries to convince her it must be her
imagination. Elizabeth tells him she’s certain it’s not and, saying,
“The horoscope is wrong. Now I know what I must do”, runs downstairs.
When she gets to the foyer, thinking Julia is in the drawing rooom,
she exclaims, “Julia! I know what we must do! We must get the children
out of Collinwood tonight!”. But when she goes into drawing room, she
sees not Julia , but a horrible looking man (Gerard) standing there…
Tape Date: August 20, 1970 (ABC #174-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 27, 1970 Thursday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Elizabeth asks the man, “Who are you? What are you doing in here?”
He starts to walk toward her. She exclaims, “No! Stay away from me!”.
Gerard closes the drawing room doors and continues toward her…
In David’s room, David is wondering what’s going on, saying that
nothing’s happened to them in the past few days. Hallie suggests that
maybe this means that they are free of the spirits. David replies that
there’s one way to know for sure, that there’s a legend that if you
stand on someone’s grave at midnight, you’ll find out if they’re at
rest or not. He tells her he’s going to go to Gerard’s grave tonight.
Hallie tells him she’ll go with him.
In the drawing room, Gerard strokes Elizabeth’s face with his hand.
A sudden change seems to come over her. She tells him, “I understand
everything now. The children will not leave Collinwood.”. Julia walks
into the foyer and hears Elizabeth in the drawing room saying, ” I
know what must be done. I will see to it that it is done..”. She goes
into the drawing room and finds Elizabeth in there alone. She remarks,
“I thought I heard you talking to someone.”. Elizabeth tells Julia she was,
but lies that she was talking to her lawyer on the phone. Julia, carrying
a stack of books, tells Elizabeth that she’s found something strange in
a book, that she’s just learned that the ‘Java Queen’ was a real ship,
that it sunk nearby in 1841 ON THIS VERY DAY. Elizabeth tells her that
it must be a coincidence and leaves. As Julia sits down to read some
more, David and Hallie come down into the foyer. Engrossed in the book,
she does not see them leave out the front door. Julia reads from the
book, “On August 27, 1841, the feared ship ‘Java Queen’ sank, its
entire crew of brigands and cutthroats perishing with it. It was long
thought that its master, whose name has never been discovered, survived
and attempted to reunite the crew in death to pillage and destroy again.”
David and Hallie arrive at the cemetary. Hallie asks David about a
fenced off part of the cemetary. David replies that that’s where they
used to bury the worst criminals, that for years no one has gone there
because of a belief that those buried there are not at rest, that they
are still there, not accepted in either heaven or hell. They go to
Gerard’s grave. Midnght comes. Gerard appears. He does not appear
happy. The children run off in terror.
David and Hallie return to Collinwood. Julia catches them coming in.
She asks them what they were doing outside. David replies that they just
went for a walk. Julia tells them she doesn’t believe them, that it’s
one in the morning, and no one goes out for a walk at one in the morning.
David insists that he’s not lying, that he and Hallie got to talking
about the stars and he wanted to show her the constellation of Gemini,
but that it couldn’t be seen from the window in his room so they went
outside to see it. Julia, not quite believing this, tells them that if
there’s anything bothering them, they can tell her about it. Hallie
pretends to not know what she’s talking about. As Julia is preoccupied
talking to Hallie, David notices an old letter sticking out of one of
the books Julia has put on the table. Noticing that it is signed with a
large “G”, he steals it. David and Hallie leave and go upstairs. Julia
thinks to herself, “Those children know more than they’ll admit, but how
can we get them to talk about it?”. She walks out into the foyer and
is surprised to see Elizabeth standing on the landing. Julia remarks,
“I thought you had gone to bed.”. Elizabeth answers, “I did, but I
couldn’t sleep, so I got up to find something to do .”. She puts a
Greek-looking bust on the railing. Julia is shocked. It is the bust
that fell and almost hit her in 1995. She gasps, “Where did you get
that?!”. Elizabeth replies, “Oh that’s been in the house for years. I
could never find a place where it looked right, but I think it looks
right here.”. Julia explains that that statue was there in 1995, that it
fell and almost hit her. Elizabeth dismisses this, saying she doesn’t
believe what she and Barnabas say about the future, that her horoscope
proves that nothing will happen.
In his room, David shows Hallie the letter he has stolen, saying he
took it because it was signed with a large “G” and he thought it might
be from Gerard. He reads it aloud. It is very cryptic, and says
something about, “At Collinwood in the tower room the green flag will
wave in the window, three times as it did in the days of yore.”. David
tells Hallie that Gerard seemed pretty angry with them and might punish
them and suggests that if he goes to the tower room and can find a
green flag and wave it three times in the window as the letter says, it
might make him happy and he might decide not to punish them.
David goes to the tower room. He finds a green flag in a cubbyhole or
something in the corner. He calls out, “Gerard, if you can hear me,
I’m carrying out your instructions!” He opens the window and starts to
wave the banner, once…twice…
Somewhere in the cemetary, the grass-covered dirt atop an old grave
starts to move and rumble, as if what was underneath was trying to come
Tape Date: August 24, 1970 (ABC #175-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 28, 1970 Friday
Writer: Gordon Russell
Director: Henry Kaplan
Suddenly, David’s candle blows out and he hears a weird, electronic
sound. David becomes frightened, looks around the tower room and
calls out, “Gerard, is that you? Are you angry with me? I was just
doing what I thought you wanted me to do! I’m sorry, Gerard! I don’t
even know what the note means. I was just trying to please you, Gerard.
What does it mean, Gerard? Tell me what would have happened if I had
waved the flag the third time! Tell me, Gerard!” A voice replies,
“Tell you what?” David turns and is startled to find that Julia has
come into the tower room. Julia asks, “Who are you talking to?”
David lies, “Just myself”. Julia replies, “I don’t believe you.
I heard you talking to someone”. David points out, “There’s no one
here”. Julia counters, “Not NOW. But there was someone here, wasn’t
there?” David denies it. Julia asks, “Why are you here?” David
replies, “No reason”. Julia says, “There IS a reason. That paper
you took from that book in the drawing room. I saw you take it”.
David lies, “I don’t know what you’re talking about”. Julia grabs
his arms, pulls his hands from behind his back and finds the note.
She tells him, “I know what it says. I found it in the book and
read it already. I don’t know what it means, but you do, don’t
you?” David denies that he does. Julia tells him, “Every day that
goes by without you telling the truth, things will get worse. You’ve
got to tell. What does that ship mean?” David replies, “It’s just
a toy model, that’s all”. Julia tells him, “No, we know it’s the
model of a real ship from 1840 captained by someone named Gerard”.
Daniel lies, “I’ve never heard of anyone named Gerard”. Julia tells
him, “He’s a spirit, and he’s evil…”, but David exclaims, “I don’t
want to talk about this anymore!” Julia warns him, “Then I’ll have
to talk to your Aunt Elizabeth about this!” David replies, “Go ahead!
I don’t care!” and runs off.
Maggie is in the drawing room staring into the fire. Barnabas
comes into the room and asks what’s wrong. Maggie tells him, “It’s
the children…” Barnabas asks, “Has something happened to them?”
Maggie replies, “Yes, but I’m not sure what it is. They’ve become
cold and distant. They never smile anymore. Something’s happening in
this house, something frightening. I feel like I’m being watched.
I feel it right now in this room. It’s terrible being frightened of
something you can’t see” and hugs Barnabas for comfort. Barnabas
looks at her tempting neck…
Suddenly, hears a voice call out, “Barnabas!” He looks up and
sees that Julia has entered the drawing room and lets go of Maggie.
Barnabas says, “We were just talking about the children. Maggie’s
noticed a difference in them”. Julia says, “I’m worried about them
too. I’ve just had an unpleasant scene with David in the Tower room”.
She suggests that Maggie try to talk to David. Maggie goes upstairs
to do so. Julia tells Barnabas, “I arrived just in time!” Barnabas
feigns ignorance, “Just in time for what?” Julia replies, “I saw you
looking at Maggie’s neck”. Barnabas insists, “Julia, I’m in complete
control of myself! Any time I feel I’m losing control of myself,
I will stay away from Maggie. Believe me, she’s perfectly safe from
It is the next morning. The foyer clock strikes 9:30. Both
Julia and Maggie come down. Julia asks Maggie, “Did you speak to
David?” Maggie replies, “No, he was already asleep when I got up
there”. Julia tells her, “It’s important that you get through to
him. He won’t talk to me or Barnabas, but maybe he’ll talk to you.
He’s afraid of something. We’ve got to find the source of that
fear”. Julia goes back upstairs. Maggie goes into the drawing
room, sits on the sofa, and starts to read the morning paper.
David comes into the drawing room. He goes to the desk and picks
up Sebastian Shaw’s business card. Maggie starts to says, “There’s
something I’ve got to talk to you about…”, but David replies, “I
can’t talk right now. I’ve got something to do”. Maggie asks, “What?”
David replies, “I’ve got to go see someone” Maggie asks, “Who?”, but
David just replies, “A friend” and runs off.
David goes to Sebastian Shaw and asks him to cast his horoscope for
him. Shaw asks why. David replies that he just wants to know his future,
that’s all. Shaw tells him, “Give me time to think about it”. After
David leaves, Shaw thinks to himself, “The boy is going to die if I don’t
do something. I’ve got to do something about it. I’ve got to go to
Elizabeth and tell her the truth.”.
Shaw goes to Collinwood. Maggie answers the door. Shaw asks for
Elizabeth . Maggie tells him she isn’t home, and she won’t be home for
a while. Shaw, clearly attracted to Maggie, asks her out for dinner.
When Shaw gets back to his house, Roxanne angrily asks where he’s
been. He lies that he had to go pick up some supplies.
In the drawing room of Collinwood, Barnabas, apparently having been
told by Julia that Maggie has gone out to dinner with Shaw, remarks,
“I just can’t believe she went out to dinner with that charlatan”. He
is clearly jealous. Shaw brings Maggie back to Collinwood and leaves.
Barnabas asks her, “Have you had a chance to talk to David yet?”.
She answers that she has, but could not get anythihg out of him.
Shaw returns home. Roxanne sarcastically asks, “Did you enjoy
yourself with her?”. Shaw asks Roxanne how she knew. She repies that
she just “happened” to go by the Collinsport Inn and saw them in the
Barnabas, Julia and Maggie are still in the drawing room. Barnabas
tells Maggie to watch David as closely as possible and leaves.
Later, Julia is alone in the drawing room reading. The clock
strikes midnight. She hears someone come in through the front door.
It’s Maggie. Julia goes out to the foyer to talk to her, but Maggie does
not reply. Something is wrong with her. She stumbles and collapses into
Julia’s arms. Julia sees two bloody holes in her neck….
Tape Date: August 25, 1970 (ABC #176-DRK-70)
Air Date: August 31, 1970 Monday
Writer: Joe Caldwall
Director: Henry Kaplan
Julia brings Maggie into the drawing room and puts her on the couch.
Maggie tries to talk but can only manage, “In the woods…”. Hallie
comes downstairs and sees Maggie and asks what’s wrong with her. Julia
replies that she’s just a little ill, that’s all, and asks her to leave
them alone so she can treat her. Hallie makes the puzzling remark,
“Why did this have to happen to her? She didn’t do anything!” and
After treating Maggie and taking her up to her room, Julia goes to
the old house and finds Barnabas reading a book there. He asks her,
“What is it, Julia?”. She angrily replies “You know very well what it is.
How could you, Barnabas?”. He tells her he doesn’t know what she’s
talking about. She accuses him of attacking and biting Maggie. He tells
her he didn’t, that someone else must have done it. She asks who else
it could have been, saying that if there were another vampire in the
area there would have been other attacks by him. Barnabas suggests that
it may be someone new here, and suggests Sebastian Shaw, saying he had
just had a date with Maggie, and is new to the area. Julia replies that
it can’t be Shaw, that she’s seen him in the daytime. Barnabas tells
Julia to keep a close watch on Maggie, that though she won’t tell who
the vampire is as long as she is under his control, she might accidently
let something slip.
Hallie tells David about what happened to Maggie. She tells him she
couldn’t find out what happened to her, only that she heard Julia
telling Elizabeth that she had been attacked in the woods. She wonders if
Gerard could have done it, that perhaps he’s punishing them by hurting
Maggie. She tells him she’s going to talk to Maggie and find out if
this is the case. After Hallie leaves to go see Maggie, David decides
that he must contact Gerard to try to help Maggie.
Hallie goes to Maggie’s room to see how she is and surreptitiously
tries to find out if Gerard had anything to do with it without actually
coming out and asking . Julia comes in and asks Hallie what she’s doing
in there. Hallie tells she just came to see how Maggie was and leaves.
Maggie angrily tells Julia she’s felling OK and doesn’t need her
continually watching over her. Julia tells her, “That’s all right. I
have nothing else to do.”. Maggie sarcasticallly replies, “I thought
you and Barnabas were busy trying to find out about the great catastrophe
that is supposed to happen…”.
David is in the playroom, asking for Gerard to come. Suddenly, he
feels a presence in the room. A spirit appears. But it is Carrie, not
Gerard. He asks her if Gerard had anything to do with the attack on
Maggie. Carrie shakes her head no. He asks, “Will we ever find out what’s
happening to us? Won’t you tell us?”. She nods her head yes. David
tells her to stay here, that she’s got to go get Hallie.
The grandfather clock shows 8:25. Barnabas and Julia are in the
drawing room. Julia tells Baranabas that all Maggie’s symptoms and her
actions indicate that she has been attacked by a vampire. In the course
of their conversation, Barnabas is disappointed to find that Julia is
still not completely convinced that he did not do it. He tells her he
will prove it to her, that he’ll go see Maggie and her reaction to him
will prove he is not the villain.
David is in Maggie’s room asking if she knows where Hallie is.
Maggie replies that Hallie had been there earlier, but that she doesn’t
know where she is right now. Barnabas and Julia come in. David tells
them he just came to see if Hallie were here, and asks them if they
know where she is. They reply that they don’t. He tells them to tell
her if they see her that he’s looking for her, that it’s important.
David leaves. Barnabas asks Maggie, “How do you feel?” Maggie, in a
very rude, angry tone, replies, “I’d feel much better if people would just
leave me alone.” Barnabas asks, “Is there anything I can do for you?”.
Maggie glares at Julia and replies, “You can make her stop hovering over
me!” Barnabas and Julia go out into the hallway. Julia tells Barnabas
that she is convinced he is not the one who attacked Maggie, that she
would not have reacted to him as she did if her were. Barnabas, having
seen the effects “from the other side” for the first time, remorsefully
remarks, “To think I could’ve done that to people”. He then angrily
vows to find out who did this to Maggie and drive the stake through his
heart himself then leaves. Outside, dogs howl.
Julia goes back into Maggie’s room and is surprised to find her out
of bed putting on a robe. She tells her to go back to bed. Maggie
angrily replies, “I’m no longer a child. I can do whatever I want. I’m
feeling all right now, thank you. I’m no longer in need of your services,
doctor.” and leaves. Julia, realizing that Maggie is being summoned by
the vampire, pulls out a cross and follows.