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Joan Bennett


Gordon Russell


John Sedwick


June 13, 1968


May 29, 1968


Complete: Disc 55
Collection 8: Disc 3

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Cassandra puts Elizabeth under a spell to make her become obsessed with her own death.


For Barnabas Collins, this will be remembered as the endless, the unendurable night. Haunted by ghosts from the past, he has been sealed behind a wall in the Old House on the Collins estate. No one, not even the evil woman who hates him most, is aware of his plight. And so Cassandra Collins goes ahead with her plan for the destruction of Barnabas, unaware that he may be dead before she can execute it.

Cassandra summons Tony Peterson, who tries desperately to resist. However, when he opens the door, he is surprised to find Professor Stokes waiting for him. Cassandra finds that Stokes is still alive. Elizabeth sees Cassandra kissing Tony and threatens to tell Roger. Cassandra puts Elizabeth under a spell to make her become obsessed with her own death.

Memorable quotes[]

Cassandra (to Tony): You have no concept of the power that I have.

Professor Stokes (to Tony in Tony's apartment after Tony asks him "How long have you been here?"): Long enough to know that either your law practice is not yet lucrative or your taste in furniture is deplorable. I do hope it's the former.

Elizabeth (to Cassandra, about Roger): I've been his sister longer than you've been his wife.

Professor Stokes (to Cassandra): If you see Miss Winters, would you give her a message for me?… It's about an 18th-century portrait she bought a little while ago. Tell Miss Winters I'm no longer interested in buying it from her.… I found out that the one she bought is a copy. Tell her I've discovered the original.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]


  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 516.


  • TIMELINE: It was last night when the seance to summon Reverend Trask was held (i.e., during the early hours of this day; occurred in 510). Sam is expected back in an hour.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • The paintings in the Evans cottage have been moved around again, and the easel is now empty. However, it appears that Maggie has been cleaning brushes, and it is possible that she is putting things away.
  • After Professor Stokes enters Tony's apartment and as he moves away from the door to sit down, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving on the door.
  • When Professor Stokes is talking to Tony in Act I, two statements regarding time frame contradict each other. He says that the summoning of Reverend Trask occurred "last night" (which is true according to the passage of time), but then he asks Tony about his telling Cassandara that he (Stokes) was dead "earlier this evening." Tony told Cassandra Stokes was dead the previous evening, the same evening as the seance.
  • Thayer David flubs a line in Act I when talking to Tony: "You must lot [instead of "not"] let...let her know that I am alive."
  • Lara Parker flubs a line when Cassandra is talking to Elizabeth in Act IV: "I'm sure you don't think there is a jux-justifiable explanation."
  • Joan Bennett messes up a line when Elizabeth is talking to Cassandra about Roger. She starts to say it correctly but then changes it. "And don't un- overestimate my influence with him."
  • Maggie refers to "that night" when Joe discovered Adam with Sam (occurred in the previous episode). However, it was daytime, in the morning, when that scene occurred, and the on-screen passage of time would indicate that it is still the same day.
  • Kathryn Leigh Scott steps on Thayer David's line: Stokes: "Your father may have the same dream..." Maggie: "You've got to be..." Stokes: "...very soon." Maggie: "You've got to be mistaken."
  • At the beginning of Act III, when Cassandra is on the terrace, there is a cough off-stage. It's possible this is not a blooper and was meant to be Tony nearing the terrace, as Cassandra does shortly afterward look off-stage as if she heard him coming. However, when Cassandra tells Tony, "I tried to summon you earlier," there is another off-stage noise, perhaps another cough. Later in the scene, when Cassandra tells Tony she knows what she'll do with him, an off-stage cough is heard again.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 513 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 513 - Thirty Two Short Films About Episode 513

Dark Shadows Commentary- Episode 513: The woman in the window

Dark Shadows Before I Die- Episode 513: 6/13/68