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Lara Parker


Ron Sproat


Lela Swift


July 24, 1968


July 10, 1968


Complete: Disc 57
Collection 9: Disc 1

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Harry pulls a knife on Adam and threatens to take him to the police, they struggle and later Carolyn stops Adam from killing Harry.


The great house of Collinwood appears serene in the afternoon sunshine. But one man's life is in grave danger. He is about to discover the secret of the closed off west wing. And the discovery of that secret may result in his death.

Adam is furious to find Harry outside his room. Harry lies and claims that Carolyn sent him. Once Adam lets him go, Harry pulls a knife and tells him he intends to collect the reward for his capture. Adam overpowers him, and is about to kill him when Carolyn interrupts.

Carolyn tells Adam to let Harry go, but Harry then tries to blackmail her for keeping Adam a secret. Carolyn responds that she knows enough to send him back to prison, so they come to an agreement: Harry will help her with Adam, and Carolyn will tell his mother that she's hired him as the family chauffeur. Adam kisses Carolyn, but she asks him never to do it again. Nicholas summons Dr. Lang's ghost.

Memorable quotes[]

Nicholas: The first order of business is to find Lang, and find out all he knows.
Cassandra: Unfortunately that's impossible... Dr. Lang is dead.
Nicholas: Well that does present some problems, but they're not insurmountable.

Harry: Blackmail is an ugly word. Let's call it an exchange of favors.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]


  • Addison Powell returns to the cast after an absence of 55 episodes.
  • Final appearance of character Eric Lang. The recording of his voice on the tape recorder will be heard for the final time in 545.


Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • A boom microphone shadow can be seen as Nicholas returns to Collinwood.
  • When Nancy Barrett exits Adam's room, she has to wait more than ten seconds before Craig Slocum finally realizes that he has to speak his line.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 543 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 543 - The Trouble with Harry