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episode = 176 |
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|number=194
prevep = [[178|←]] |
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|timeline= [[1967]]
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|narrator= [[Alexandra Moltke]]<br><small>(as [[Victoria Winters]])</small>
timeline = [[1967]] |
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|writer= [[Malcolm Marmorstein]]
airdate = [[Template:March 2|March 2]], [[1967 productions|1967]] |
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|director= [[Lela Swift]]
tapedate = [[Template:February 22|February 22]], 1967 |
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|airdate= [[Template:March 28|March 28]], [[1967 productions|1967]]<br><small>(Tuesday)</small>
narrator = [[Victoria Winters]] |
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|tapedate = [[Template:March 15|March 15]], 1967<br><small>(Wednesday)</small>
writer = [[Ron Sproat]] |
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|video =[[The Complete Original Series#Collection 4|Complete: Disc 23]]
director = [[Lela Swift]] |
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<br>[[The Beginning Collection 6|Beginning 6: Disc 3]]
video = [[VHS]]: [[Dark Shadows Collector's Series Volume 36|CS V36]]<br>[[DVD]]: [[Dark Shadows: The Beginning DVD Collection 6|TB C6D1]] |
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[[Roger Collins|Roger]], desperately seeking the paintings he needs to return to [[Sam Evans|Sam]], runs into an equally snooping [[Jason McGuire|McGuire]] in the [[basement]] of [[Collinwood]].
[[Roger Collins|Roger]], desparately seeking the paintings he needs to return to [[Sam Evans|Sam]], runs into an equally snooping [[Jason McGuire|McGuire]] in the basement of [[Collinwood]], but even this intrusion does not get him tossed out by [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard|Liz]]. Roger attempts to get into the locked room at All Costs.
 
   
 
== Synopsis ==
 
== Synopsis ==
Jason had a great night’s sleep; Liz considers him an intruder, not a guest. She pressures him for a decision concerning his length of stay; he stalls and says if she gets difficult, he will retaliate.<BR><BR>Liz asks if Jason will continue threatening her; why did he return when he promised never to? Jason thinks Liz’s life has been pretty good, but her conscience has been bothering her. Jason is glad he doesn’t have one, or he would have turned her in already. He points out her hypocrisy. He laments his sad, moneyless life and she reminds him of the money she gave him. It’s gone; he wants her to allow him to charge some clothing at the local clothiers. Outside in the Foyer, Roger receives a call from an angry Sam, who reïterates his threat of Episode #193 after Roger reports the ‘miserable’ paintings weren’t where he last placed them.<BR><BR>Roger prowls in the basement, hoping to find his missing paintings. He is unable to enter the locked room; while down there, he hears a noise and hides. He observes Jason McGuire prowling by the locked room as well. McGuire, using a lighter to spy, is surprised when Roger shines a flashlight on him. McGuire claims to be lost and to having collected old Padlocks like the one on the basement door. They spar; Roger asks if McGuire left with Paul Stoddard. McGuire states he and Paul left at the same time, and that the last place he saw him was here (in Collinwood’s basement).<BR><BR>McGuire elabourates that Paul was collecting things as he left; McGuire asks if Roger wants Paul to come back. Roger doesn’t, but feels that Paul is one of Collinwood’s loose ends. They speak of Liz’s being a recluse; Roger refuses to explain why he was in the Basement.<BR><BR>Roger goes to Liz, desperate to find the unimportant, non-family, partially framed paintings. He’s looked everywhere but the locked room, where Liz assures they’re not, and bars his access. Roger blabs that McGuire was poking around the basement room as well. Roger vows to find out what it’s all about.<BR><BR>At the Blue Whale, Sam drinks. Roger enters sans paintings; Roger reports he was unable to find them and speculates that someone must have thrown them out. Sam is appalled that someone would throw out paintings; they trade barbs. Sam again threatens that if he doesn’t get the paintings and his chance for recognition, he will start blabbing and stop only when Roger’s behind bars. Roger thinks of one place they may be.<BR><BR>Jason is preparing to go out looking for his new clothes; Liz has called and they are expecting him. She confronts him about his activities in the basement. Jason calls the basement room “his stake” and Liz scolds him for drawing attention to it. Liz defends Roger; both McGuire and Liz want the door never to be opened.<BR><BR>Back in the basement, Roger hacks at the Locked Door with an axe.
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'''Teaser'''
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: ''My name is [[Victoria Winters]]. There is a [[Jason McGuire|guest]] at [[Collinwood]], a guest whose smile masks the suggestion of evils past, present and future. But one need only look into his eyes to discover the danger that his smile cannot conceal.''
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Morning; [[Jason McGuire|Jason]] comes downstairs acting as if he owns the place. He had a great night's sleep; Elizabeth considers him an intruder, not a guest. She pressures him for a decision concerning his length of stay; he stalls and says if she gets difficult, he will retaliate.
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'''Act I'''
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[[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard|Elizabeth]] asks if Jason will continue threatening her; why did he return when he promised never to? Jason thinks Elizabeth's life has been pretty good, but her conscience has been bothering her. Jason is glad he doesn't have one, or he would have turned her in already. He points out her hypocrisy. He laments his sad, moneyless life and she reminds him of the generous amount of money she gave him. It's 'gone with the wind'; he wants her to allow him to charge some clothing at the local clothiers. Outside in the [[Foyer]], Roger receives a call from an angry [[Sam Evans|Sam]], who reiterates his threat of [[193]] after Roger reports the 'miserable' paintings weren't where he last placed them.
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'''Act II'''
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[[Roger Collins|Roger]] prowls in the [[basement]], hoping to find his missing paintings. He is unable to enter the locked room; while down there, he hears a noise and hides. He observes Jason prowling by the locked room as well. McGuire, using a lighter to spy, is surprised when Roger shines a flashlight on him. Jason claims to be lost and to having collected old padlocks like the one on the basement door. They spar; Roger asks if McGuire left with [[Paul Stoddard]]. McGuire states he and Paul left at the same time, and that the last place he saw him was here (in Collinwood's basement).
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'''Act III'''
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McGuire elaborates that Paul was collecting things as he left; McGuire asks if Roger wants Paul to come back. Roger doesn't, but feels that Paul is one of Collinwood's loose ends. They speak of Elizabeth's being a recluse; Roger refuses to explain why he was in the basement. Roger goes to Elizabeth, desperate to find the unimportant, non-family, partially framed paintings. He's looked everywhere but the locked room, where Elizabeth assures they're not, and bars his access. Roger blabs that McGuire was poking around the basement room as well. Roger vows to find out what it's all about.
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'''Act IV'''
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At the [[Blue Whale]], Sam drinks. Roger enters sans paintings; Roger reports he was unable to find them and speculates that someone must have thrown them out. Sam is appalled that someone would throw out paintings; they trade barbs. Sam again threatens that if he doesn't get the paintings and his chance for recognition, he will start blabbing and stop only when Roger's behind bars. Roger thinks of one place they may be. At [[Collinwood]], Jason is preparing to go out to pick up his new clothes; Elizabeth has called and the Haberdashery is expecting him. She confronts him about his activities in the basement. Jason calls the basement room "his stake" and Elizabeth scolds him for drawing attention to it. Elizabeth defends Roger; both McGuire and Elizabeth want the locked door never to be opened. Back in the basement, Roger hacks at the locked door with an axe.
   
 
== Memorable quotes ==
 
== Memorable quotes ==
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: '''[[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard|Elizabeth]]''': I have a conscience, you know.
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: '''[[Jason McGuire|Jason]]''': Yeah, well that's your shortcoming.
   
 
== Dramatis personae ==
 
== Dramatis personae ==
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* [[196|←]] [[Joan Bennett]] as [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]] [[198|→]]
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* [[196|←]] [[Dennis Patrick]] as [[Jason McGuire]] [[198|→]]
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* [[196|←]] [[Louis Edmonds]] as [[Roger Collins]] [[198|→]]
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* [[193|←]] [[David Ford]] as [[Sam Evans]] [[198|→]]
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* [[193|←]] [[George McCoy]] as [[Blue Whale]] Customer (uncredited) [[199|→]]
   
 
== Background information and notes ==
 
== Background information and notes ==
   
== Continuity and mistakes ==
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=== Production ===
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=== Story ===
   
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* [[Jason McGuire|Jason]] claims that most of his possessions were stolen in {{w|Panama}}.
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* According to [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard|Elizabeth]], most of the [[Collins family]] portraits are hanging in the house.
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* It's been 18 years since Jason last saw Elizabeth.
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* '''[[TIMELINE]]''': Day 52 begins, and will end in [[201]].
   
[[Category:Dark Shadows episodes|0179]]
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== Bloopers and continuity errors ==
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==External Links ==
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[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0857738/?ref_=tt_ep_nx Dark Shadows - Episode 197 on the IMDb][[Category:Dark Shadows episodes|0197]]

Latest revision as of 19:42, February 25, 2017

0197
197
Number

194

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Malcolm Marmorstein

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

March 28, 1967
(Tuesday)

Recorded

March 15, 1967
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 23
Beginning 6: Disc 3

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Roger, desperately seeking the paintings he needs to return to Sam, runs into an equally snooping McGuire in the basement of Collinwood.

Synopsis Edit

Teaser

My name is Victoria Winters. There is a guest at Collinwood, a guest whose smile masks the suggestion of evils past, present and future. But one need only look into his eyes to discover the danger that his smile cannot conceal.

Morning; Jason comes downstairs acting as if he owns the place. He had a great night's sleep; Elizabeth considers him an intruder, not a guest. She pressures him for a decision concerning his length of stay; he stalls and says if she gets difficult, he will retaliate.

Act I

Elizabeth asks if Jason will continue threatening her; why did he return when he promised never to? Jason thinks Elizabeth's life has been pretty good, but her conscience has been bothering her. Jason is glad he doesn't have one, or he would have turned her in already. He points out her hypocrisy. He laments his sad, moneyless life and she reminds him of the generous amount of money she gave him. It's 'gone with the wind'; he wants her to allow him to charge some clothing at the local clothiers. Outside in the Foyer, Roger receives a call from an angry Sam, who reiterates his threat of 193 after Roger reports the 'miserable' paintings weren't where he last placed them.

Act II

Roger prowls in the basement, hoping to find his missing paintings. He is unable to enter the locked room; while down there, he hears a noise and hides. He observes Jason prowling by the locked room as well. McGuire, using a lighter to spy, is surprised when Roger shines a flashlight on him. Jason claims to be lost and to having collected old padlocks like the one on the basement door. They spar; Roger asks if McGuire left with Paul Stoddard. McGuire states he and Paul left at the same time, and that the last place he saw him was here (in Collinwood's basement).

Act III

McGuire elaborates that Paul was collecting things as he left; McGuire asks if Roger wants Paul to come back. Roger doesn't, but feels that Paul is one of Collinwood's loose ends. They speak of Elizabeth's being a recluse; Roger refuses to explain why he was in the basement. Roger goes to Elizabeth, desperate to find the unimportant, non-family, partially framed paintings. He's looked everywhere but the locked room, where Elizabeth assures they're not, and bars his access. Roger blabs that McGuire was poking around the basement room as well. Roger vows to find out what it's all about.

Act IV

At the Blue Whale, Sam drinks. Roger enters sans paintings; Roger reports he was unable to find them and speculates that someone must have thrown them out. Sam is appalled that someone would throw out paintings; they trade barbs. Sam again threatens that if he doesn't get the paintings and his chance for recognition, he will start blabbing and stop only when Roger's behind bars. Roger thinks of one place they may be. At Collinwood, Jason is preparing to go out to pick up his new clothes; Elizabeth has called and the Haberdashery is expecting him. She confronts him about his activities in the basement. Jason calls the basement room "his stake" and Elizabeth scolds him for drawing attention to it. Elizabeth defends Roger; both McGuire and Elizabeth want the locked door never to be opened. Back in the basement, Roger hacks at the locked door with an axe.

Memorable quotes Edit

Elizabeth: I have a conscience, you know.
Jason: Yeah, well that's your shortcoming.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

Story Edit

  • Jason claims that most of his possessions were stolen in Panama.
  • According to Elizabeth, most of the Collins family portraits are hanging in the house.
  • It's been 18 years since Jason last saw Elizabeth.
  • TIMELINE: Day 52 begins, and will end in 201.

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 197 on the IMDb

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