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April 27, 1970
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- The great estate of Collinwood in Parallel Time, and the secrets of those in the house have never been more dangerous. For Quentin's first wife, Angelique, has returned from the dead, and assumed the identity of the sister she has murdered. And seemingly, no one can penetrate her disguise. The strange time is perilous too for Barnabas, who lies trapped, chained in a coffin, unable to help, unaware of the dangers which threaten those around him. And this night in the village, Cyrus Longworth is confronted by a man who has helped him with his experiment. Who now suddenly has many questions, and too many answers.
Horace goes to visit Cyrus in the middle of the night and accuses him and Yaeger being the same person.
Cyrus dismisses Horace's claim and calls him crazy, although he is clearly shaken by his theory. Horace lists off all the proof that he has gathered in his investigation, which makes Cyrus very upset. After much taunting, Horace demands $10,000 dollars from Cyrus for him to keep quiet about his experiment and to continue delivering the antidote, by Cyrus refuses and kicks him out.
At Collinwood, Angelique takes Quentin into the basement and tells him that Hannah has exorcised Dameon's ghost. Quentin is skeptical of her claim, but Angelique opens the secret panel, revealing Dameon's skeleton. He wants to call the police to tell them that Dameon was murdered at Collinwood, but Angelique says that isn't fair, since he isn't doing anything to find out who murdered Angelique at the seance.
Upstairs, Elizabeth and Hoffman have just returned to the estate. Hoffman tells her that she came back because she missed Collinwood and felt she needed to return. Elizabeth scoffs at her comment and says she would much rather close down Collinwood and move to the city, but she doesn't have nearly as much money as Quentin does.
Meanwhile, Angelique is on the phone with Hannah, informing her that Quentin believed everything she said about exorcising Dameon's ghost. Hoffman soon enters the foyer and stares at Angelique.
In the drawing room, Elizabeth tells Quentin that she saw Maggie in New York, and Maggie has asked for him to come to her. She tries to get him to go, but Quentin wants no part of it. He compares Maggie to a "child," one who runs away and sulks. Angelique is listening to the conversation from the foyer, and flashes an evil smile.
Later, Quentin shows Cyrus the skeleton in the basement. Cyrus determines he was shot in the rib cage and died from a loss of blood. He asks for Cyrus' advice on whether he should call the police, but Cyrus doesn't want to make that decision for him. Quentin suspects Bruno was the murderer, but he decides against calling the police, fearing that it will trigger more conversation about Angelique. Quentin tells Cyrus they will bury the body in the woods and then deal with Bruno.
Upstairs, Hoffman is in the East Wing, speaking to Angelique's portrait. She confesses that she only came back to Collinwood because she sensed that Angelique had returned. Angelique enters the room and is shocked at what she hears.
Hoffman turns around and sees "Alexis." She "realizes" how close Hoffman was to Angelique, and tells her that she needs a friend in the house to help her find out who murdered Angelique.
Quentin and Cyrus return from burying Dameon's skeleton. Quentin confesses to Cyrus that he has been under a lot of stress lately, and tells him about Barnabas and a room in the East Wing where he heard Barnabas' name. Cyrus isn't quite sure if he believes his story to be real, but suggests he needs a vacation and should leave Collinwood for a while.
After Cyrus leaves, Quentin goes to the East Wing and sees the main time-band. Julia is trying to explain to Elizabeth that parallel time is real. Elizabeth wants to close the room permanently, but Julia says this room is the only way for Barnabas to come back. Elizabeth leaves, and Julia remains, calling out for Barnabas. Quentin calls out for Julia, and Hoffman appears behind him, asking him what he wants.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Horace: Cyrus Longworth is John Yaeger, and John Yaeger is Cyrus Longworth!
- Quentin (to Cyrus, after burying Dameon's remains): Another thing to feel guilty about. . . . I'm getting pretty good at accumulating guilts.
- Julia (to Elizabeth in the PT room, speaking of Barnabas): I feel closer to him here. . . . If I thought I could join him, I would stay here forever.
- Julia: Barnabas, can you hear me? Are you standing in that hall in the other time, watching me, unable to make me hear you or see you, or has your curse, that terrible curse, been discovered?
Dramatis personae Edit
- Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Stoddard (PT) / Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
- Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman (PT) / Julia Hoffman
- David Selby as Quentin Collins (1970 PT)
- Lara Parker as Angelique Stokes Collins
- Christopher Pennock as Cyrus Longworth (PT)
- John Harkins as Horace Gladstone
Background information and notes Edit
- This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 1002.
- Grayson Hall returns to the cast after an absence of 21 episodes, which was to allow for her participation in the film House of Dark Shadows.
- Joan Bennett returns to the cast after an absence of 17 episodes. She also was away filming House of Dark Shadows.
- Lara Parker is credited as Alexis Stokes.
- Closing credits scene: Collinwood basement.
- When Angelique is on the phone talking to Hannah, she says, "Don't worry, no one's going to suspect a thing". At this moment, Hoffman enters, overhearing this line, and gives a look of suspicion to Angelique.
- Quentin wasn't aware of the secret passage in the basement of Collinwood.
- TIMELINE: The day after Horace first delivered the compound, Cyrus called him about correcting it so as to eliminate amnesia (Horace delivered the first compound in 987 and the second 993). The night before that, John Yaeger first appeared in Collinsport. The following Tuesday, Cyrus left mysteriously on a trip, and Yeager appeared again (he transformed into Yeager for the second time in 995). Cyrus has until Friday to decide about Horace's ultimatum.
Bloopers and continuity errors Edit
- When Horace is confronting Cyrus with evidence to prove that Cyrus Longworth and John Yaeger are the same person, Cyrus says, "I gave that money to Longworth, a loan". He meant to say he gave the check to Yaeger, not to himself.
- When Elizabeth and Julia are talking in the PT room, Joan Bennett refers to "Time Parallel" instead of "Parallel Time."