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September 12, 1967
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Synopsis[edit | edit source]
- The night brings to Collinwood an austere and lonely silence. Inside the great house this night, a child will have a dream. And, for him, the dream will be a revelation of the evil that still threatens us all.
David Collins is restlessly sleeping and dreaming of the coffin Sarah Collins showed him in the Mausoleum's secret room. Drawn into a nightmare, David has been led to a coffin by Sarah. It begins to open. This, Sarah tells David, is whom she came to find. It is Barnabas Collins. The vampire emerges and advances on the terrified boy.
David screams for help in his sleep. Victoria Winters rushes into his room and wakes him. Hysterical, he tells her about his nightmare and that both Sarah and Barnabas are dead. Victoria tries to calm him, but David becomes upset when she doesn't believe him. He promises to prove his dream was real by finding Sarah and the coffin from his nightmare. David now understands how Sarah has managed to appear so mysteriously: she is a ghost.
At the Old House, Barnabas returns and is none too pleased to find Dr. Julia Hoffman reading in the parlor. Not only has he paid a visit to Collinwood this evening, but he also went to the Collinsport Hospital in search of news on Willie Loomis' condition. His servant continues to cling to life and poses a threat to Barnabas' existence. Julia, however, insists that Willie's death is forthcoming. Barnabas plans on disposing of the comatose Willie, but Julia is quick to point out the danger if such action is taken. Also, Barnabas' plan to murder David will only serve to expose the vampire's secret. Julia offers to hypnotize David and remove all trace of his curiosity in the same manner in which she erased Maggie Evans' memory.
The following day, Julia overhears Victoria relating David's nightmare to Elizabeth Collins Stoddard in the drawing room. She interrupts, offering to speak with David alone and claiming to have had some experience in child psychology. Elizabeth gives her permission and leaves to get David. In the meantime, Julia talks with Victoria alone and presses her for the details of David's nightmare.
Upstairs, Elizabeth checks in on David and urges him to talk with Julia. He agrees. Elizabeth notices that David has been drawing but is shocked to find it is a picture of a coffin and a tombstone emblazoned with Barnabas' name.
Alone with Julia, David is prompted to relate his dream and his fear of Barnabas. She learns that Sarah told him nothing about Barnabas' true nature. Urging David to relax, Julia produces her jeweled medallion and attempts to hypnotize him. But David quickly realizes that Julia was the faceless woman in his dream, and he shouts for Victoria. Julia, having failed, cups her medallion.
Memorable quotes[edit | edit source]
- Barnabas: (about Willie) I'm talking about getting rid of him, before someone brings us the news that he has miraculously recovered and is writing his memoirs!
- Barnabas: (about David) I asked him questions again and he lied again. I'm still convinced that he knows too much.
- David: He isn't dead all of the time, just some of the time.
Dramatis personae[edit | edit source]
- Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
- Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
- Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
- David Henesy as David Collins
- Sharon Smyth as Sarah Collins
- Alexandra Moltke as Victoria Winters
Background information and notes[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
- Sharon Smyth only appears in the reprise from the previous episode's cliffhanger.
Story[edit | edit source]
- DREAM SEQUENCE: David dreams about Sarah, who shows him a faceless woman with a medallion and Barnabas in his coffin (reprised from previous episode).
- TIMELINE: Day 122 begins, and will end in 329. It was last night when David had his nightmare.
Bloopers and continuity errors[edit | edit source]
- A boom microphone shadow appears on the curtains of the Old House parlor. It also appears in David's room while Victoria is talking to David.
- When Julia and Barnabas talk at the Old House, Grayson Hall pauses too long before saying "The investigation will continue," and Jonathan Frid steps on her line.