1970 PT / 1970


Paula Laurence


Sam Hall


Lela Swift


April 29, 1970


April 20, 1970


Complete: Disc 103
Collection 20: Disc 3

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Hannah discovers the secret about her niece Angelique.

Synopsis Edit


The great estate of Collinwood as it exists in Parallel Time, and two men are in greater danger than they have ever been before. Quentin Collins' wife has returned from the dead and taken the identity of the twin sister she murdered. And Barnabas Collins lies in this coffin, a prisoner of William H. Loomis, his voice stilled. Were he able, Barnabas could explain a mystery that Quentin has just discovered and can not understand.

Quentin sees David and Amy from the main timeline and yells out for them. Moments later, Daniel and Amy in the parallel timeline show up behind Quentin, causing much confusion.

Act I

Quentin shrugs off what he has just seen and asks Daniel and Amy if he has heard Will say anything about someone named Barnabas Collins. After they both reply that they haven't, he sends them away and opens the door to Angelique's room and finds that it is fully furnished. Quentin explains to Angelique (still thinking she is Alexis) about how the room was empty just moments ago. He is frustrated with his own confusion, but he is at least thankful for not having any Dameon sightings lately. The name Dameon catches Angelique off guard, but she quickly changes the subject to wanting to know who murdered Angelique during the seance six months ago. Quentin assures her that he is doing everything he can to find out who did it. Angelique suddenly starts to feel cold and kicks Quentin out of her room, much to his surprise, and wonders what is happening to her.

Daniel and Amy are in an old storage room at the Loomis House. Amy remarks at how Will has been keeping the basement locked lately, something he never used to do. Daniel also mentions how a secret passageway from the beach to the Loomis House basement has also been blocked off. As the two are about to leave, Daniel hears what sounds like a heartbeat coming from a bunch of portraits that are stacked together. After investigating further, the heartbeat is coming from the portrait of Barnabas. Amy looks at the portrait, and promptly screams and faints.

Act II

Amy is in a daze and only says the words "chains" and "trapped." Wilfred, a groundskeeper for the Collins family, barges in and scolds the children for being in the storage room. He takes the two back to Collinwood, but Daniel brings the portrait of Barnabas with him.

At Collinwood, Quentin thanks Fred for bringing the children back, and wonders what could be wrong with Amy. As Wilfred leaves, Angelique catches him before he can walk out of the house. She is still very cold, and asks Fred to give her a hug.

Later, Angelique, posing as Alexis, goes to visit Hannah. Hannah is surprised to see her, knowing that Alexis didn't care much for her. Angelique asks Hannah to read her fortune, which shocks Hannah. As Hannah reads her tarrot cards, she tells "Alexis" that she has no future. When asked to read her palm, Hannah discovers that "Alexis" is Angelique.


Hannah is extremely frightened with the knowledge that Angelique has returned from the grave. Angelique demands to know why Dameon is haunting Collinwood. Before Hannah can answer, Angelique starts to feel cold again. After she calms down, Hannah suspects that Angelique has come back to get revenge on Quentin and the family over her death. Angelique again feels cold and suspects that she doesn't have much time left. She asks Hannah to go to the Loomis House to get Wilfred and bring him back. Hannah realizes she is going to kill him for his warmth and refuses, but Angelique tells her that if she does not oblige, she will die and haunt her for the rest of her life. Hannah reluctantly goes to get Wilfred.

Quentin is looking over Amy in the drawing room at Collinwood. Amy tells her she was frightened after she looked into the eyes of Barnabas' portrait. Quentin reminds her that Barnabas has been dead for roughly 200 years, and she shouldn't be worried.

Hannah brings Wilfred back to her house and leaves him with Angelique. The two embrace again, and Wilfred begins to feel cold, much like Angelique did. Angelique forces him to kiss her. After they kiss, he collapses and dies. Hannah rushes back in and examines Wilfred, and notices that it seems like he has been dead for hours, not seconds. Angelique realizes this is the way she has to live, and soon Quentin will suffer the same fate.

Memorable quotes Edit

Angelique (posing as Alexis): It’s very fashionable these days to blame my sister for everything, and everybody seems to ignore the fact that she was murdered!

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 1000.
  • Amy Collins will leave for a while, returning in episode 1044.
  • This episode is the single appearance of Edmund Hashim as Wilfred Block.
  • The original 18th century portrait of Barnabas had gone missing from the television studio where the original series was filmed. It is believed to be last seen in episode 971. A copy of the portrait was made to resemble the original; this version is discovered in this episode by Daniel and Amy. It is rehung in the foyer in 1008.
  • David Henesy and Denise Nickerson each receive two credits in the closing credits--as Daniel Collins and David Collins, and as Amy Collins and Amy Jennings.
  • 1003-credits
    Closing credits scene: Collinwood drawing room (appears to be same shot reused from 1002).

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Amy and Daniel are playing in the Loomis House attic--Amy says "up here," and Daniel talks about playing the basement, indicating they are not there. However, when Fred comes in, he tells them they are not supposed to play "down here." Later at Collinwood (which Fred mispronounces as "Collingwood" at one point), Fred tells Quentin he was supposed to clean the attic, suggesting that is what he was intending to do when he caught Amy and Daniel there.
  • Angelique is inside the east wing parlour when it changes from parallel time to mainstream time, and yet does not experience the change; it is established in episode 980 that being in the room when the change takes place transports anyone in the room to the other timeband. There is no explanation as to why Angelique didn't notice the room changing and then returning.
  • Lara Parker loses her way through the line, "His love… the one man I couldn’t — who could always make me want more and more of his love!"
  • In the credits, Lara Parker is credited as Alexis Stokes rather than Angelique Collins.

External links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 1003 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 1003 - The Way We Live Now

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