Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)


Art Wallace


Lela Swift


August 17, 1966


August 2, 1966


Complete: Disc 5
Beginning 2: Disc 1

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Matthew threatens to kill Burke; Carolyn leaves her ring behind for Burke to find and return to her.

Synopsis Edit

My name is Victoria Winters. The gray light of morning has come again to Collinwood and the strange sounds of the night should seem thousands of miles away. Yet I can still hear it in my mind; the helpless crying that filled the shadows of the great house on Widows' Hill; crying that had drawn me down musty stairs to a strange and forbidding door.

Matthew catches Victoria in the basement, where she claims she's looking for a book for David. Matthew distrusts her and tells her about the ghost of Josette Collins. He refuses to allow her in the locked room. He refuses to make trouble for Elizabeth or tell Victoria how opening that room would make trouble for Elizabeth. Burke's reading The Count of Monte Cristo and Carolyn likens the duo. Burke calls Carolyn on her jealousy of Victoria. Elizabeth tells Matthew that he was responsible for Roger's accident, not Burke. She orders him to lie and take the blame for the faulty brake part. Matthew accepts the blame; he tells Elizabeth about catching Victoria in the basement. Carolyn pursues Burke. Victoria tells Elizabeth about Ned's call. Carolyn and Victoria talk about her 'missing' ring, ink for pens, and the sobbing in the basement, which Carolyn's heard for most of her life. She attributes it to ghosts and tells Victoria to 'get used to it' like the rest of the 'kooks' at Collinwood.

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Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 36.
  • Thayer David takes over the role of Matthew Morgan from George Mitchell beginning with this episode. David would remain with the series until its final episode in 1971.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Matthew tells Victoria that the sobbing she heard was made by ghosts. But later in episodes 122125 and 126, when he is confronted by JosetteBill Malloy and the widows, he'll deny believing in ghosts.
  • The blinking square, indicating a commercial break, can be seen slightly at the top right of the screen at the end of the final act.
  • The voices of crew members can be heard working behind the scenes.
  • Elizabeth, Roger and Matthew discuss the car incident, and seem to go against what they've already discussed in the past episodes.
  • Usually when an actor replaces another on the series, announcer Bob Lloyd or one of the cast will announce during the main title of his/her first appearance that (for example) "The part of Matthew Morgan will be played by Thayer David". Although this is his first episode, he is not announced in this way.

End credits announcements Edit

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 38 on the IMDb

The Collinsport Historical Society - Dark Shadows Diary - Episode 38

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