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Number

122

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Malcolm Marmorstein

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

December 15, 1966
(Thursday)

Recorded

December 7, 1966
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 14
Beginning 4: Disc 2

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David leaves Victoria for the slaughter while the mysterious woman regales Maggie with tales of the legendary Phoenix.

Synopsis[]

Teaser

My name is Victoria Winters. It is dusk at Collinwood, and I am still held captive. I had lost hope until someone whose curiosity is stronger than his sense of danger found me.

David doesn't understand why Victoria is behind the wall. She tells him they have to hurry, Matthew will kill them both if he finds them.

Act I

David still refuses to believe that Matthew is guilty, and Victoria fails to convince him otherwise. He tries to untie Victoria, then they hear a shutter banging. Victoria plans to tell all to the Sheriff; David doesn't want that out of fear of going to jail for aiding Matthew, so he leaves Victoria still tied up in the secret room.

Act II

Maggie and the Woman talk about the accident and Burke's trying to prove that he was wrongly sent to prison. The woman knew Burke, who she learns is rich. The woman tells Maggie, who's no gossip, that she came from Phoenix, Arizona, and tells her of the legendary bird who is born from its ashes after it dies which gave the city its name. Maggie talks of her dreams to leave Collinsport. The woman's been away from Collinsport for 10 years.

Act III

Matthew sees David coming out of the Old House. He catches the boy in a lie. Matthew hurts David, who escapes him.

Act IV

Sam visits the diner; he was on a drunken binge last night and hasn't been painting. Maggie suggests they move to Phoenix and points out the mystery woman. The woman reminds Sam of somebody. Maggie tells Sam about the woman's knowledge of the Collins family and the accident. A spooked Sam flees. Matthew returns to the Old House and is furious that Victoria's gag is loose. He plans to do something about David, who meanwhile comes home, screaming for Roger.

Memorable quotes[]

Maggie: Burke's got a chip on his shoulder so big it's a wonder he can walk straight.

Maggie: Have you come back to Collinsport to be reborn?
Laura: Either that or to die again.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 122.
  • Diana Millay is credited as Laura Collins in this episode, although her name still hasn't been spoken on-screen.
  • The recording slate is held on Alexandra Moltke's lap, which she playfully bounces up and down on her knee.

Story[]

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • When Laura tells the story of the phoenix, she says it comes back to life 500 years after it self-immolates. Later in the story line that will be changed to 100 years.
  • Matthew flubs and calls "the old house" the "big house."
  • Ohrbach's is misspelled in the credits as Orhbach's.
  • When David runs out of the Old House at the end of the first act, the sound effect for the door slamming occurs before the door actually closes.

End credits announcements[]

  • Enjoy a spell of fun on "Bewitched," in color tonight at 9, 8 o'clock Central Time on ABC.
  • Dark Shadows is a Dan Curtis Production.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 124 on the IMDb

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