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Number

590

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Grayson Hall

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Sean Dhu Sullivan

Broadcast

October 8, 1968
(Tuesday)

Recorded

October 2, 1968
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 63
Collection 10: Disc 3

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Professor Stokes tries to convince Adam that Eve is evil.

Synopsis[]

Peace at Collinwood on this starless night is an illusion, for in an old house on the estate, a miracle has occurred. A body has been brought to life, and one man is convinced that only tragedy can result if she is allowed to live.

Stokes tries to tell Adam about Eve's evil nature, but Adam refuses to listen. Meanwhile, Eve, upstairs, talks to unseen spirits and tells them she's alive and not going to go back, ever.

Back downstairs, Stokes, Barnabas, and Adam argue about Eve's evilness. It ends with Adam going upstairs to talk to Eve before letting Stokes interrogate her. He tells her that they are both manufactured, but she only smiles creepily at him. He tries to find out more about what she knows, but she just shrugs off his questions saying that she doesn't like to be questioned. When he tells her the others will ask her things, she says he should stop them through brute strength. He pleads with her that she is good, but she scorns him, saying that she doesn't kiss men who are weak.

Adam lets Barnabas and Stokes in, and they begin talking with Eve. She speaks fluidly enough, but professes ignorance of what "French" is, when they try to connect her with Danielle Roget. Eventually she gets agitated and refuses to talk anymore.

In the drawing room, Adam and Julia talk about Eve. Julia says she doesn't know what to think, while Adam defends Eve somewhat hysterically. Barnabas and Stokes speak privately, and decide that it's dangerous for Eve to leave, knowing that she could do any sort of evil left to her own devices. Adam reacts poorly to the idea of them staying, but they're all interrupted by the front door blowing open and the candles blowing out. They race down to the basement to find that Leona's body is gone. Going back upstairs, they find that Adam and Eve are also gone.

Memorable quotes[]

Professor Stokes: I am seldom wrong.

Adam: You always have an opinion.
Julia: Not this time.

Adam: (to Stokes) I have reason to believe you are no longer a friend of mine.

Eve: I do not kiss men who are weak.

Eve: How strange you all are, to spend your time this way, asking questions.

Adam: You make me feel as if there's so much I don't know.

Professor Stokes: When you deal with spirits, do not expect the logical.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 598.
  • A dark vertical band can be seen on the left of the screen affecting one camera.

Story[]

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • After the opening narration and before Professor Stokes speaks, there is a loud clacking sound from off-stage.
  • In 594, precisely at 3:00 am as Barnabas waits in front of the mantel looking at the clock, Leona Eltridge knocks at the door announcing that she has come to be the life force. This is important because in this episode when Barnabas, Professor Stokes and Adam discuss Eve, as the clock on the mantel will show, it is approximately 3:03 am, suggesting the events of 595, 596 and the beginning of this episode take only a few minutes. As Professor Stokes and Adam argue about whether Eve is evil or not, Adam states that she hasn't been alive even one hour which means the start of the experiment had to have taken place well before 3:00 am. [Additional notes: The mantel clock on the previous episode read 4:15 am. In addition, Nicholas Blair told the ghost of Danielle Roget that she was to appear to him in his basement at 3:00 am, so it would have been impossible for Adam and Leona Eltridge to make it to the Old House by 3:00 or 3:03. Obviously, the mantel clock was not set for the scenes with any precision or concern for this level of continuity.]
  • In Act I, when Adam is saying Professor Stokes makes him feel as he felt when he first came to Stokes, there is a lot of off-stage noise.
  • When Adam begins talking with Eve in Josette's room, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving on the wall.
  • When Professor Stokes and Barnabas go to question Eve, a studio light is seen on the floor; later, the boom microphone dips into the shot.
  • Jonathan Frid flubs: "You shouldn't have let her... him go to her."
  • Thayer David begins a line too early when Stokes and Barnabas are talking to Eve. After Barnabas asks Eve if she remembers something since coming into Josette's room, Stokes begins to say, "Well, then..." before Eve says "No."
  • When Julia and Adam are talking in the parlor while Barnabas and Stokes are upstairs talking to Eve, there is a lot of off-stage noise.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 597 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 597 - The Three Faces of Eve

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