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== Synopsis ==
 
== Synopsis ==
 
'''Teaser'''
 
'''Teaser'''
: ''A seance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a seance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly condemned as a witch. The man responsible for condemning her now lives for the time she will hang. He is unaware that the time will never come, for he will soon become the victim of a fate worse than death.''
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: ''A seance has been held in the great house of [[Collinwood]], a seance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There in the village of [[Collinsport]], [[Victoria Winters]] has been unjustly condemned as a witch. The man responsible for condemning her now lives for the time she will hang. He is unaware that the time will never come, for he will soon become the victim of a fate worse than death.''
   
Nathan wants Trask to deliver a letter to Millicent and as Nathan is not welcome at Collinwood, he needs Trask to bring it. Trask, at first, refuses but Nathan sees the arm of Maude from under the blanket that Trask stupidly threw over her body..she’s on his bed and was found that way. Nathan, at first, believes Trask just had a girl over and that she’s asleep. He says things like, “You’re a man after my own heart” and “I never find them waiting for me when I come home.” Trask tells him she’s dead and he finds out it is Maude by looking at her. Trask and he figure if the town never finds out about this, his name will not be tarnished or gossiped about. Nathan tells him he will help him if the price is right. Trask will deliver his letter. He will do it tomorrow morning but Nathan will help him after he delivers the letter. “I don’t trust anyone.” Trask talks him into it anyway. Nathan will get rid of Maude’s body tonight.
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[[Reverend Trask]] returns to his room, determined not to show fear to the witch. Once in his room, he sees the body of [[Maude Browning]] on his bed.
   
Millicent uses the tarot cards to plot a disaster on Nathan involving the tower of destruction, the star, the death of feeling (her love), the moon, the chariot, and news that’s hidden for a long time, the lover, etc. With her at the top of the card pyramid as the high priestess. She talks to herself and says that the death of her feeling of love has been replaced by hatred. Naomi asks whom she is talking to—and Millicent says to Nathan. Millicent explains the cards to her. Naomi thinks she needs to stop talking this way and act this way and get over it. The lover is dead, Millicent says.
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'''Act I'''
   
Trask comes to deliver the letter. Naomi is there and denies him the chance to get to her but Millicent tells her to let him in. She also states that Naomi may stay (“I keep no secrets from cousin Naomi”) and she abides by and approves Naomi’s decision to tear the letter up…in word only. After Trask leaves and Naomi goes into another room, Millicent tries to piece the letter back together.
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[[Nathan Forbes]] knocks at the door, wanting to speak with Trask. Trask hastily covers the body with a sheet, and tells Forbes he has to go away. But Nathan enters anyway. He tells Trask he has a letter that needs to be delivered to [[Millicent Collins]] first thing in the morning, and since he is not welcome at Collinwood, he needs someone to deliver it, but Trask tells Nathan he can not help him. Suddenly Nathan sees a woman's arm beneath the sheet on Trask's bed. Thinking Trask is "entertaining", he goes to leave, but Trask stops him, and tells him the woman is dead. Nathan removes the sheet and sees that it is Maude, and that she has been strangled. Trask insists he had nothing to do with her death, and pleads with Nathan to help him. Nathan says he is willing to help him...if the price is right.
   
Trask has a dream and thinks he hears Abigail’s voice in it. He sees a door and tinsel streamers on it. In his dream, he hears the voice of a female tell him to find out the secret and that she knows the secret. It sounds like Abigail. In the door is Maude’s wet body, a ghost possibly, that tells him they threw her body into the water. Trask calls for Abigail who shows up and tells him to go to the Old House to find out the secret of the witch. She shows him a visual of the Old House but the hand is there beckoning him to go there, also. When he wakes up, he decides he must go to the old house.
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'''Act II'''
   
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Trask wants Nathan to remove the body. Nathan tells him that he will do so once Trask delivers the body to Millicent. But Trask says the body has to be moved tonight. Nathan leaves the letter with Trask while he goes make arrangements to move the body.
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At Collinwood, Millicent is dealing out the Tarot Cards in the drawing room. [[Naomi Collins]] enters, and Millicent explains to her what the cards show: that she will not rest until Nathan Forbes is dead.
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'''Act III'''
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There is a knock at the front door, and Naomi goes to answer it. It is Rev. Trask, wanting to speak to Millicent. Naomi insists that she be present when he speaks to Millicent. Trask says he has been asked to deliver a letter to her, from Nathan Forbes. Naomi takes it and tears up the letter, saying Nathan is not allowed on the estate, and neither are his letters. Millicent's face shows shock at the letter being torn up, but she says she agrees completely with Naomi that Nathan is not welcome. After Trask leaves, Naomi goes to the study, and Millicent takes up the pieces of the letter, crying.
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'''Act IV'''
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Back in his room, Trask is asleep on his bed. He has a dream of a woman he thinks is [[Abigail Collins]] calling him. Trask finds himeslf in a strange room, as the voice tells him she knows the secret. The voice beckons him to a door, telling him to open it. When he does, he sees Maude Browning, and he screams. "Why didn't you let me rest?" she asks. She tells him they threw her in the water, and soon, everyone will know she was found in his room. Trask turns away and calls out to Abigail, telling her not to think the worse of him as he didn't know. Abigail appears and tells him she knows the deepest, darkest secret of the witch. and the secret can only be destroyed by Trask himself, and will take great inner strength and personal risk. Abigail tells him to go to the [[Old House]], to the basement, and that is where he will learn the secret of the witch.
 
== Memorable quotes ==
 
== Memorable quotes ==
   
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== Bloopers and continuity errors ==
 
== Bloopers and continuity errors ==
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*Jerry Lacy forgets his lines while talking to Joel Crothers: "I will not allow my...my name to be...(at this point, Lacy glances up at the teleprompter)...I will not be the subject of vicious gossip."
 
[[Category:Dark Shadows episodes]]
 
[[Category:Dark Shadows episodes]]

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Timeline

1796

Narrator

Joan Bennett

Writer

Gordon Russell

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

March 4, 1968

Recorded

February 27, 1968

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Synopsis

Teaser

A seance has been held in the great house of Collinwood, a seance which has suspended time and space, and sent one woman on an uncertain and frightening journey into the past, back to the year 1795. There in the village of Collinsport, Victoria Winters has been unjustly condemned as a witch. The man responsible for condemning her now lives for the time she will hang. He is unaware that the time will never come, for he will soon become the victim of a fate worse than death.

Reverend Trask returns to his room, determined not to show fear to the witch. Once in his room, he sees the body of Maude Browning on his bed.

Act I

Nathan Forbes knocks at the door, wanting to speak with Trask. Trask hastily covers the body with a sheet, and tells Forbes he has to go away. But Nathan enters anyway. He tells Trask he has a letter that needs to be delivered to Millicent Collins first thing in the morning, and since he is not welcome at Collinwood, he needs someone to deliver it, but Trask tells Nathan he can not help him. Suddenly Nathan sees a woman's arm beneath the sheet on Trask's bed. Thinking Trask is "entertaining", he goes to leave, but Trask stops him, and tells him the woman is dead. Nathan removes the sheet and sees that it is Maude, and that she has been strangled. Trask insists he had nothing to do with her death, and pleads with Nathan to help him. Nathan says he is willing to help him...if the price is right.

Act II

Trask wants Nathan to remove the body. Nathan tells him that he will do so once Trask delivers the body to Millicent. But Trask says the body has to be moved tonight. Nathan leaves the letter with Trask while he goes make arrangements to move the body.

At Collinwood, Millicent is dealing out the Tarot Cards in the drawing room. Naomi Collins enters, and Millicent explains to her what the cards show: that she will not rest until Nathan Forbes is dead.

Act III

There is a knock at the front door, and Naomi goes to answer it. It is Rev. Trask, wanting to speak to Millicent. Naomi insists that she be present when he speaks to Millicent. Trask says he has been asked to deliver a letter to her, from Nathan Forbes. Naomi takes it and tears up the letter, saying Nathan is not allowed on the estate, and neither are his letters. Millicent's face shows shock at the letter being torn up, but she says she agrees completely with Naomi that Nathan is not welcome. After Trask leaves, Naomi goes to the study, and Millicent takes up the pieces of the letter, crying.

Act IV

Back in his room, Trask is asleep on his bed. He has a dream of a woman he thinks is Abigail Collins calling him. Trask finds himeslf in a strange room, as the voice tells him she knows the secret. The voice beckons him to a door, telling him to open it. When he does, he sees Maude Browning, and he screams. "Why didn't you let me rest?" she asks. She tells him they threw her in the water, and soon, everyone will know she was found in his room. Trask turns away and calls out to Abigail, telling her not to think the worse of him as he didn't know. Abigail appears and tells him she knows the deepest, darkest secret of the witch. and the secret can only be destroyed by Trask himself, and will take great inner strength and personal risk. Abigail tells him to go to the Old House, to the basement, and that is where he will learn the secret of the witch.

Memorable quotes

Dramatis personae

Background information and notes

Bloopers and continuity errors

  • Jerry Lacy forgets his lines while talking to Joel Crothers: "I will not allow my...my name to be...(at this point, Lacy glances up at the teleprompter)...I will not be the subject of vicious gossip."
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