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Number

521

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Thayer David

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Jack Sullivan

Broadcast

July 3, 1968
(Wednesday)

Recorded

June 21, 1968
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 56
Collection 8: Disc 4

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Professor Stokes tries to hypnotize Jeff in order to find more about his past; however, he instead discovers that Dr. Lang created Adam.

Synopsis[]

A mysterious night at Collinwood, in which a stranger probes the secret of Cassandra Collins's disappearance by casting a spell on a certain young girl. He makes the girl lead him to a lonely and ancient tree in the forest, a tree to which, long ago, she had been tied in an effort to prove she was a witch. Here by this tree, the stranger discovers Cassandra Collins and brings the real witch back to life with incantations. Later, the young girl is found wandering in the forest, unaware of what has happened. She is still unaware of who owns the button she was found holding so fiercely in her hand, a button which now, an hour later, seems an answer to the girl's mysterious missing hours.

Nicholas displays the painting of Angelique, now completely restored to its original vibrance. Its transformation disturbs Jeff and Victoria. Jeff notices that the button Victoria was carrying matches a missing one on Nicholas's coat. Victoria is surprised and confused. She insists she doesn't remember anything about that night.

Memorable quotes[]

Nicholas: I often find that the most interesting things in life are the most unexplainable, Mr. Clark.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 521.
  • This is only the second time a male actor is used to give the opening narration. The previous occasion was for 459, and in that instance it was due to there being no female member of the on-screen cast. [Addendum: This is not entirely true. In that episode, Rebecca Shaw appeared as the barmaid and was credited in the end credits. It was unusual for very minor characters to recite the opening narration, but it did happen on occasion in the course of the show. If the "rule" had been absolute that the narration must be read by a female in the episode, then it would have been possible for Rebecca Shaw to do it.] However, that is not the case with this episode, which has Alexandra Moltke as part of the cast.

Story[]

  • TIMELINE: The narration states it's been an hour since Victoria was found walking in the woods. Victoria and Jeff plan to go to visit Professor Stokes tomorrow for hypnosis (i.e., later this same day as it's still the early hours). It's afternoon.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • Victoria is still wearing the yellow peignoir from 526, but the part in her hair has moved from the side to the center.
  • Roger Davis flubs a couple lines in Act I: "That man must have had something to you...to do with you going out of here that night." Also (to Nicholas), "I don't know what you had do [instead of "had to do"] with what went on here tonight."
  • Jeff refers to "that night" when he found Victoria walking in the woods. However, it is still the same night, shortly after he refers to it as "tonight."
  • The idea from 522 that Barnabas and Julia left the Old House to "tell Stokes everything" is forgotten. This is the first time Professor Stokes appears since that declaration.
  • Someone in the studio coughs as Stokes starts to hypnotize Jeff.
  • In the final act, Nicholas says it was yesterday afternoon when Cassandra returned. However, it was nighttime when she returned.
  • Before he leaves the drawing room in Act IV, Nicholas excuses himself to "Miss Winter" rather than "Winters."
  • There is a moving shadow at the beginning of the closing credits. Also, the director’s credit for Jack Sullivan seems to be partly hanging off the credits roll as you can see the last few letters flap and wobble as they go by.There is also a flash as the crew names roll (appears to be possibly damage to the scroll) and dark movement across the "Dan Curtis Productions" logo.

External Links[]

Dark Shadows - Episode 527 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 527 - Ride, Car, House.

Dark Shadows Commentary- Episode 527: Without the face

Dark Shadows Before I Die- Episode 527: 7/3/68

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