Lara Parker


Sam Hall


Lela Swift


July 17, 1968


July 5, 1968


Complete: Disc 57
Collection 9: Disc 1

538 B
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Barnabas believes he has at last overcome Angelique's curse.

Synopsis Edit

No peace exists on the great estate of Collinwood, for this is a night of horror which never seems to end. One man has been attacked by a bat and died. Two friends who loved him, buried the body before he could return as one of the living dead. But a new mystery develops, for in a deserted root cellar, a second man has died of exactly the same symptoms as the first, seemingly without reason.

Stokes doubts Julia's theory, but accompanies her to Barnabas' grave; Julia puts off Stokes' questions as they unearth Barnabas. Adam revives fully, inquiring about Barnabas.

Barnabas comes to; Julia tells him "Angélique didn't count on Adam." Stokes tells Julia that Adam has escaped, but really Carolyn has taken him to the West Wing; he wishes he knew Barnabas' secret.

Barnabas lurks by Cassandra, pondering what to do. He frightens her. Barnabas says the dawn will be the most beautiful one he’s ever seen, because he’ll be free of her.

Memorable quotes Edit

Julia: Men die.
Professor Stokes: Not without reason.
Julia: Usually without reason.

Barnabas: And have you missed the dawn? It will be a beautiful dawn, and do you know why?
Cassandra: You're hurting me!
Barnabas: You will listen to what I have to say.
Cassandra: Go ahead then!
Barnabas: It will be a beautiful dawn because it will be the first one I will ever see without being afraid of you. You no longer have any power over me. None at all.
Cassandra: I will have again, I swear it! And soon!

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 540.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • The blood previously seen on Barnabas' neck in 536 is no longer there.
  • Barnabas suit isn't wrinkled after being buried.
  • Neither Julia nor Professor Stokes have any dirt on them after digging up Barnabas' coffin.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 538 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 538 - The Shaggy Dog

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