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1970 PT


Ken McEwen


Sam Hall


Henry Kaplan


June 3, 1970


May 28, 1970


Complete: Disc 105
Collection 21: Disc 1

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Yaeger rents a run-down farmhouse and lures Maggie to Widows' Hill.



Parallel Time on the great estate of Collinwood, and a new danger threatens. Cyrus Longworth, driven by his own uncontrollable passion for Maggie Collins, has changed into John Yaeger without the aid of his drugs. And Sabrina has witnessed the change. Unable to stop Yaeger from leaving the laboratory, she is left not knowing where he is going; not guessing what tragedy his actions will eventually cause.

In the middle of the night, Yaeger sneaks into the master bedroom at Collinwood while Maggie is asleep.

Act I

Yaeger lingers over Maggie as she sleeps and wonders where he could take her. While he stands over her, the phone rings. Quentin is calling, wondering where Cyrus is. Maggie doesn't know, but it is implied that Sabrina is very worried. She offers to go to the lab, but Quentin tells her to stay at Collinwood in case he shows up. After the phone conversation ends, Daniel walks in, looking for Quentin. Maggie tells him he is at Cyrus' lab. Daniel explains to Maggie that he saw a strange man approach the house, but then he disappeared. Maggie and Daniel leave the room and Yaeger comes out. He steals Maggie's hairbrush and sneaks out the window.

Later that night, Yaeger returns to the lab and catches Sabrina going through Cyrus' notes. Yaeger taunts Sabrina and tells her that Cyrus is bored with her, and has now permanently changed to Yaeger. Sabrina is sure that he can change back into Cyrus. Yaeger admits that he killed Horace and warns her to keep her mouth shut; otherwise she will be his next victim.

Act II

Yaeger explains to Sabrina he killed Horace because he was blackmailing him. Sabrina hates herself for being involved with the experiments, but pleads with Yaeger to turn back into Cyrus. Yaeger tells her that if she really loves Cyrus, she will have to go do everything he says.

The next morning, Maggie notices that several personal items are missing from her room. Daniel gives her a seashell to thank her for listening to him the previous night.

Meanwhile, Yaeger is meeting with a young owner of an old farmhouse that he is interested in renting. Yaeger agrees to rent the farmhouse and will begin moving in that night.

That afternoon, Daniel tells Maggie that he can't find any of the things she is missing. He tells her that he has a feeling that "something terrible is about to happen."


That night, Yaeger has set up a bedroom in the basement of the farmhouse he has rented. He puts Maggie's hairbrush on the desk. The owner of the farmhouse visits Yaeger on his way out of town and asks him questions about what exactly he'll be using the house for. He notes that the room doesn't look like a lab to him, and Yaeger admits he is going to use the room as a prison. The owner doesn't believe him at first, but Yaeger says the farmhouse is going to become a dungeon and he kills him with his sword-cane.

At Collinwood, Maggie wishes Daniel goodnight, and Daniel admits that perhaps he can be friends with her after all. After Daniel leaves, the phone rings. It's Yaeger, but he's posing as Cyrus. He asks to meet with her in private at Widows' Hill. Maggie seems skeptical of the rendezvous, but she finally agrees to meet with him.

Memorable quotes[]

Yaeger: I've got too much to do that Cyrus was afraid to do.

Daniel: Maggie, you've been here long enough to know that things happen around here, strange things. They do. I know it. Sometimes before they happen, I get...a feeling.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]


  • Final appearance of character Daniel Collins (1970 PT).
  • 1028-credits
    Closing credits scene: Cyrus' laboratory.
  • A rare instance of the opening narration read by someone who does not appear onscreen during the episode.


  • Collinwood has a night watchman named Riggs. (There was also a servant named Riggs at Collinwood during the 1795 story line.)
  • Daniel gives Maggie a shell he found that morning as a symbol of their friendship.
  • INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Yaeger: Now; Sabrina: Record of experiment.
  • TIMELINE: Day 386 begins, and will end in 1030. It was last night when Daniel thought he saw someone on the grounds. Yaeger arranges to meet Maggie at 11pm (this is also stated in 1029).

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • In the reprise, the sound effect for John Yaeger opening Maggie's bedroom door is the metallic sound usually used for opening the Collins mausoleum door.
  • When Daniel enters the master bedroom, Maggie sits up in bed and reaches for the lamp, but it turns on by itself before she can turn on the light.
  • In Cyrus' laboratory, after Yaeger threatens Sabrina, the bayonet falls out of his cane as he tries to put it away. ( It should also be noted thatChristopher Pennock is waving that sharp blade only inches from Lisa Blake Richards eyes and her nervousness looks very real.)
  • Yaeger emphasizes his hands a lot in his scene with Sabrina, talking about what they can do, and we see them close-up. There is no extra applied to them. In other episodes, particularly in the episode when he tried to assault Maggie on the docks, his hands were very hairy.
  • When Yaeger is talking to Aldon Wicks about renting the farmhouse in the basement room, a large shadow of a boom mic appears on the door and on Yaeger's coat.
  • In the early part of the credits, a shadow of someone moves across the white cabinet in Cyrus's lab.
  • In the closing credits, the "Fashions courtesy of" name is misspelled as "Orhbachs" instead of "Ohrbachs".

External links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 1028 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 1028 - Can't Stop the Trouble

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