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March 17, 1971
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- The Great House at Collinwood in the year 1841. A time when the Collins family lived in mortal fear of a curse set upon them by an enraged ancestor more than one hundred and sixty years ago. Since then the family has known only tragedy. On the night that has just passed, Melanie Collins was married to Kendrick Young, but their happiness was to be short-lived. First, they learned that Daphne Collins had just died after a brief illness. And then, Melanie once again became the victim of the ghost of Brutus Collins... the man who started the curse.
It is decided that the lottery will be held immediately. Catherine has another fainting spell. Flora tries to convince Kendrick to annul his marriage to Melanie, he refuses and plans to participate in the lottery. Morgan tries to make Catherine promise not to marry Bramwell if he dies. Kendrick is chosen in the lottery.
- Joan Bennett as Flora Collins (PT)
- Grayson Hall as Julia Collins
- John Karlen as Kendrick Young
- Lara Parker as Catherine Harridge Collins
- Keith Prentice as Morgan Collins
Background information and notes
- Final time an episode is narrated by Lara Parker.
- A dark vertical band can be seen on the left side of the screen affecting one camera.
- Flora's room is the same set that was previously used for the Playroom in the main time band.
- Closing credits scene: Landing in the Collinwood foyer.
- Final mention of Quentin's whereabouts. He is said to be in Boston and won't be back in Collinsport until Monday, so is unable to participate in the lottery. In reality, David Selby was forced to leave the show due to appendicitis, he made his last appearance in 1230.
- TIMELINE: It was last night when Melanie became possessed according to the narration. Melanie was married last night. The lottery is to be held this afternoon. It's morning. 4:50pm: Morgan and Catherine discuss the lottery.