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Number

500

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Joan Bennett

Writer

Gordon Russell

Director

Jack Sullivan

Broadcast

June 3, 1968
(Monday)

Recorded

May 31, 1968
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 54
Collection 8: Disc 2

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Barnabas doubts that Adam died when he fell from Widows' Hill, and Willie breaks into Carolyn's room to tell her the dream.

Synopsis[]

It has been a long, terrifying night at Collinwood, marked by the survival of a young woman and what appeared to be the self-destruction of a bizarre and strangely silent man named Adam. Almost all who witnessed his frightening jump from Widows' Hill to the rocky shore below are convinced that he is dead and gone, carried off by the sea.

Barnabas and Willie search the shoreline for Adam, bickering about whether he survived the jump.

Elizabeth is very relieved to have Carolyn back, and tries to comfort her daughter by telling her that the mysterious man is most likely dead and washed out to sea. Carolyn is not comforted by this, and tells her mother that despite appearances, she was not afraid of her captor. She rather felt sorry for him, as he could barely speak and tried very hard to be gentle with her. Elizabeth is worried by Carolyn's attitude, but decides she just needs rest.

While Carolyn sleeps, Willie climbs up to her window and sneaks into her bedroom. Carolyn is frightened to find him there, and although he swears he won't hurt her, she orders him to leave before she starts screaming. Nearly mad with his desire to tell the dream, Willie grabs Carolyn and holds her still as he tells her the beginning. Carolyn bites his hand and struggles free. As she screams Willie runs away in fear.

Memorable quotes[]

Carolyn (re: Adam): He was such a strange, pathetic sort of man, Mother. I had the feeling he was trying, in his own clumsy way, to be gentle.

Carolyn: You broke in my room to tell me about a dream?
Willie: Just keep quiet so I can tell you the dream, and then I'm going to go, okay? Alright, don't be quiet, but I'm gonna tell you the dream anyway!

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

Story[]

  • The abandoned root cellar where Adam held Carolyn captive is on the Taylor farm.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • At the end of the teaser, the musical sting continues to play as the title sequence begins, and the theme music then fades in a bit late under the title.
  • In Act I, as Barnabas says "all the more reason to believe that he may be alive," the camera pans up and a studio light can be seen in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • As the scene between Barnabas and Willie at the base of Widows’ Hill ends, John Karlen breaks character (smiling and nodding) before the shot fades out. [Addendum: I don't believe that this is a blooper or that John Karlen has broken character. Barnabas has sent Willie to look for Adam at the root cellar. Throughout the scene, Willie has been insisting that he must go to Collinwood in order to tell Carolyn the dream. When Willie turns his head and smiles at Barnabas, he has a somewhat knowing, deceptive grin on his face, and I believe he is thinking this is his opportunity to go to Collinwood against Barnabas's wishes, which is exactly what he does in the next act.] [This looks like a blooper to me. The smile appears genuine, as if Jonathan Frid said something when the microphone was no longer on them and the pair of them thought the scene had faded out.]
  • Elizabeth says Adam held Carolyn prisoner for two days. However, the on-screen passage of time indicates that it was for one day, for the most of this one.
  • As the scene in Carolyn's bedroom opens, she is holding a fork, yet the only food on the tray consists of a cup of tea and a sandwich. (Perhaps Mrs. Johnson toasts the bread too much.)

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 506 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Every Day - Episode 506 - After the Fall

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 506

Dark Shadows Commentary- Episode 506: That man again

Dark Shadows Before I Die- Episode 506: 6/3/68

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