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1968 / 1967


Nancy Barrett


Ron Sproat


Lela Swift


September 25, 1968


September 18, 1968


Complete: Disc 62
Collection 10: Disc 2

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Maggie remembers that Barnabas is a vampire.


A starless night obscures the walls of Collinwood. Not far from the great house on the grounds of a cemetery that reaches back into the past, there is a mausoleum that contains a secret room. In it, a frightened girl is trapped, hidden away by a man who is trying to protect her from being part of a terrifying experiment. But by bringing her to this place, he has put her in greater danger than ever, for she has just had a dream. And because of the dream, she is on the verge of remembering a horrifying secret.

Maggie starts to remember fragments from her captivity. She remembers Willie calling her Josette, and giving her a strange dress to wear. She remembers Josette's music box, and having to wait until sundown to see Barnabas. The memories confuse her.

Back at Collinwood, Nicholas hypnotizes Carolyn and orders her to participate in the experiment.

Memorable quotes[]

Willie: (to Maggie) Barnabas would never harm you.

Maggie: What was I doing in that house? Why did Barnabas want me there? Why did he want me to think I was someone named Josette?

Maggie: I know! I know! I know what Barnabas Collins is!!!

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]


  • The format of the series switches from four acts to three acts starting with this episode. It will remain so until 1051, when it returns to four acts.


  • FLASHBACK: Maggie remembers Willie giving her an old-fashioned wedding dress to wear, playing the music box for her to listen to, and preparing her to be Josette for Barnabas, as well as Barnabas biting her and closing her inside his coffin as punishment for escaping. Part of this scene was originally shown in 248. It has been re-staged for this episode, as the series was still broadcasting in black and white when it was originally shown.
  • INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Maggie: The dream means something.
  • SEDATIVE: The doctor has given Victoria a sedative.
  • TIMELINE: This is the fourth consecutive episode of the long night sequence that started in 585.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • When Maggie begins to remember, the tune from the music box plays, although the tape drags a bit, then finally adjusts to the proper speed.
  • At the beginning of the scene in Act I of Maggie remembering the Old House, John Karlen is seen looking up twice for his cue when lighting the candles.
  • In the Act 1 flashback, as Maggie enters the room and approaches Willie, you can see the shadow of a camera moving around on the left.
  • During Maggie's remembrance of her captivity, she states that she must remember her dream. As she does so, she encounters Willie lighting the candles. When she moves further into the room, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the floor behind her. At the conclusion of the remembrance, the scene cuts back to Maggie, and the yellow neckline of the outfit she wore in the flashback can be seen beneath the outfit she is wearing now. Apparently the gown she now wears was simply placed over the one she was wearing in the flashback. Perhaps aware of this, Kathryn Leigh Scott moves her hand up to her neckline and covers most of the yellow.
  • A boom microphone shadow can be seen on the upper right as Nicholas makes his entrance into Collinwood.
  • After Willie opens the door to the secret room when he returns to the mausoleum, a boom mic shadow moves across the open door.
  • When carrying Maggie into the secret room, Jonathan Frid nearly bangs Kathryn Leigh Scott's head on the top of the door jamb.
  • When Barnabas closes the door to the secret room in the Collins mausoleum, the door doesn't shut completely.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 588 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 588 - Maggie Evidence