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Number

558

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Sean Dhu Sullivan

Broadcast

August 23, 1968
(Friday)

Recorded

August 16, 1968
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 60
Collection 9: Disc 4

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We have 13 images of Dark Shadows 565

Tom rises as a vampire and claims his first victim.

Synopsis[]

A race against time at Collinwood, for night has come and with it a new threat, the rising of a new vampire. One man has risked his life and his reputation to end the vampire's career before it can start. And in the Old House on the estate, one woman waits to learn the result.

Barnabas suspects Cassandra's involvement in Tom's ailment; Julia says she can't do the experiment without Barnabas. Victoria has to go see Barnabas, aggravating Jeff. Barnabas gives Victoria her engagement ring, which he purports Willie found in the woods.

Julia finds something in Lang's journal that requires Barnabas' attention. Meanwhile, as Victoria is staring at her ring, she remembers being alone for a long time in a room by the sea. Jeff suspects Barnabas, who goes out to look for Tom. Julia is alone with the Journal on the desk; later, she listens to some jazzy music in the basement.

Jeff Clark comes to the Old House while Julia is downstairs; he lets himself in and finds Lang's journal. After reading it for a while, he regrets and laments. Julia and Barnabas' cover story is that they're writing a book about Dr. Lang; Jeff finds the idea laughable. When Jeff leaves, Julia believes she's alone, but she's being watched by Tom Jennings, who is now a vampire. Tom bares his fangs and Julia screams...

Memorable quotes[]

Barnabas: Just as I walked in the darkness such a short time ago, tonight another vampire walks.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

  • The song playing on the radio is the Jackie Gleason Orchestra's version of Gershwin's "Love Is Here to Stay."

Story[]

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • Jeff says he spent three days looking for Victoria. However, the on-screen passage of time from 552 to 559 indicates she was missing for only two days.
  • While Julia is writing a note for Barnabas, she hears loud footsteps twice, which are supposed to be those of Tom Jennings, but Don Briscoe can be seen in the back immobile all this time.
  • When Julia tells Barnabas that he is the other part of the plan to bring the body to life, she stumbles over the line and starts to tell him he is the only part of the plan.
  • In the Old House parlor, Julia asks Jeff, "Did you simply walk in?" Jeff replies with a non-sequitir: "No, the door was open."
  • After Jeff leaves the Old House we see a figure watching Julia through the front window. The figure is intended to be Tom however it appears to be Humbert Allen Astredo whose moustache is quite clear (see this image). At the beginning of the next scene we see Don Briscoe still moving in to position so perhaps he had been held up getting his fangs in and Humbert was asked to stand in for the window shot.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 565 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 565 - Weird Science

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 565

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