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Number

556

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Kathryn Leigh Scott

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Sean Dhu Sullivan

Broadcast

August 21, 1968
(Wednesday)

Recorded

August 14, 1968
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 59
Collection 9: Disc 3

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Angelique uses Joe to finish off Tom.

Synopsis[]

Sometimes Collinwood senses peace when nightfall comes. But peace is not the only spirit to exist this night on the vast estate, where in a far-off corner, other spirits even now react to disturbing news. And what they do is sure to affect the lives of all who live in the great house itself.

A nurse stonewalls Nicholas when he tries to enter Tom's room; Tom wakes up and babbles to Maggie about a coffin in a room and implores her to get Joe. Maggie reports to Nicholas about Tom’s condition and coffin report; she also tells him Tom and Joe are close cousins. This fact pleases Nicholas to no end.

On a date with Maggie, Joe purports that he fell asleep at home when he missed their last date. Joe worries as night falls; he blows up at Maggie. Joe's distracted and blows up at Maggie again; Angélique summons him and Maggie frets... but Nicholas is there for her. He's actually rather charming and helps Maggie forget her troubles.

Joe comes to Angelique despite his desire to see Tom; Angelique orders him to visit Tom and he realizes that she has also victimized his cousin. Tom rants to Joe, begging him to go to the Police; Joe doesn't believe Tom's story of the coffin or the "hot blonde", but says he'll go to the police. Tom is relieved when Joe says he believes him, but less relieved when Joe opens the window because it's hot. After Joe leaves, Angelique appears and bites Tom.

Memorable quotes[]

Maggie: You are a magician in a way, aren't you?
Nicholas: In a way . . . yes.

Joe (to Angelique): You know about Tom. You did this to him, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

Story[]

  • It appears Angelique's coffin opens by itself. Also, when she is in her coffin, her fangs are present, whereas the only time we see Barnabas arise with his fangs showing is when he is surprised by somebody watching him arise.
  • INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Angelique: Summoning Joe.
  • TIMELINE: Nicholas plans to go to the hospital tomorrow. Day 228 takes place. It was last night when Joe stood Maggie up. Nicholas and Maggie are at the hospital at 3:00 p.m. Day 229 begins, and will end in 565. 2am: Angelique bites Tom.
  • This episode shows the Blue Whale for the first time since episode 358. The same songs are on the jukebox as before. The set is much diminished from previously. We see the front door, the window, and a couple of tables, but we never see the bar or the rest of the seating area.
  • SEDATIVE: The nurse gives Tom a sedative when he becomes agitated trying to tell Maggie about the coffin he saw in the basement.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • Near the beginning of this episode, the camera is out of position and zooms around several times.
  • A hand is briefly seen opening Angelique's coffin.
  • Not really a blooper, but when Tom asks Joe to go to the police, Joe replies, "Why would I do that?" But some think he says, "How would I do that?" [Who thinks he says that?]
  • Don Briscoe and Joel Crothers step on each other's lines when Joe says "I'll see ya tomorrow" and Tom says "Thank you" at the same time.
  • At the end of the episode, when Angelique bites Tom, you can see Lara Parker stopping near Don Briscoe's neck and not going all the way onto it as the scene fades out.
  • During the end credits, there is a flash of light on the right side of the screen. This would not have been a lightning effect as the scene is Angelique's coffin room in the basement of Blair House.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 563 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 563 - A Sense of Themselves

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