Lara Parker


Ron Sproat


Lela Swift


June 18, 1968


May 28, 1968


Complete: Disc 55
Collection 8: Disc 3

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The ghost of Reverend Trask appears to Julia and Willie. They then find Barnabas behind the cellar wall.

Synopsis Edit

The great house in Collinwood is shrouded in darkness. A darkness that hides unnamed terrors. In the Old House, on another part of the Collins estate, two people are undergoing a night of terror. For Barnabas Collins has disappeared and two spirits of those already dead have risen from their graves, spirits that can save or destroy him.

Willie opens the wall to find Barnabas despite the ghost of Trask's attempt to frighten him and Julia out of the basement. Cassandra makes Elizabeth believe that she is Naomi and shows her where she is to be buried. Trask seeks out Cassandra and tries to destroy her.

Memorable quotes Edit

Reverend Trask: (to Cassandra) Witch!... You are the witch I have been seeking and you must be destroyed!... Burn witch, burn!

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

Story Edit

  • GHOSTWATCH: Reverend Trask's ghost appears to Julia and Willie. Later, he appears to Cassandra.
  • The script does not give Josette's ghost proper credit for alerting Julia that Barnabas was immured in The Old House basement.
  • What does Barnabas means when he thanks Julia for saving his life again? Up to this point Julia has never saved his life. She has helped him out of some tight spots when Maggie's memory of the abduction returned, but she never literally saved his life. Also, it was Josette's weeping ghost that really saved Barnabas' life when she alerted Julia where Barnabas was immured.

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Julia and Willie are wearing different clothes in reprise from the previous episode. Willie now wears a cream jacket and Julia is now wearing a green coat.
  • The rope used to pull down the big suitcase is visible.
  • Naomi's plaque in the Collins mausoleum still has a death date of 1821. We saw in 458 that Naomi died in 1796.
  • In a later scene, it is clearly just a grey sheet of paper that covers Naomi's memorial plaque to make it look like it has never been engraved.
  • The brick wall where Barnabas is trapped looks different than in the previous episode, and from other sections of the wall. The mortar now looks as if it has dripped over the bricks, as if the bricks were hastily laid.
  • The clock gives a time of midnight when Elizabeth and Cassandra are in the drawing room. However, the time was 1:50am in the previous episode and the events of this episode follow on directly.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 516 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Every Day - Episode 516 - The Unimmured

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 516