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Number

641

Timeline

1968

Narrator

Grayson Hall

Writer

Ron Sproat

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

December 19, 1968
(Thursday)

Recorded

December 12, 1968
(Thursday)

Video

Complete: Disc 68
Collection 11: Disc 4

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Janet is tormented by Quentin's evil spirit while trapped in his sealed-off room.

Synopsis[]

Evening at Collinwood, and as darkness beings to enshroud the great house, there is one inside it who is prepared to combat the powers of darkness. She has come to Collinwood to exorcise the house of a spirit who will not rest. In doing so, she has been lured to a strange room in the deserted west wing. She will try to combat the spirit who exists there, and in the process, she will risk her own destruction.

Janet is tormented by spirits while in Quentin's room. Chris is concerned when he finds that Amy saw the pentagram in Joe's face. Janet falls down the stairs to her death.

Memorable quotes[]

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

Story[]

  • Joe is going to leave town, probably for good, over Maggie. He will likely go to Boston where he already applied for jobs.
  • GHOSTWATCH: Janet Findley is tormented by spirits while in Quentin's room.
  • INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Chris: That girl in the bar.
  • SEDATIVE: Chris asks Julia for pills to help him sleep; he wants strong ones. She is reluctant to get them for him but agrees to give him something for the sleep he needs as she sees it.
  • TIMELINE: It's evening according to the opening narration. 6:15pm: Elizabeth and Julia talk in the Collinwood drawing room. Roger leaves for London tomorrow. Janet has been gone for hours. Tomorrow night will be a full moon. Joe says too much has happened to him in the past two months (he was first bitten by Angelique in 560). 7:30pm: Unable to find Janet.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • In Act I, after she lights the candle, Madame Findley says, "Someone lived in this house...and someone died here." It seems the line was more likely "Someone lived in this room."
  • When Madame Findley walks with the candle over to the desk and chair in Quentin's room, a stage light can be seen at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
  • When Madame Findley is on the antique telephone, there is a clunking noise off-stage. After she hangs up the phone and approaches the cradle, there is a loud squeaking noise from off-stage.
  • When Madame Findley goes over to the ringing phone and says, "I won't answer you this time," the microphone does not fully pick up her line.
  • Joan Bennett flubs to Julia, "I cannot imagine where she...what could have happened."
  • When Joe knocks on Chris' door, the edge of the hallway set can be seen on the left.
  • A boom microphone shadow can be seen on Chris' face as he pleads with Julia to give him some pills.
  • Early in the episode, Chris worries that the moon will be full tomorrow night. When he goes to Julia for sleeping pills--which is the same night--he insists that he needs them for this night.
  • In the previous episode, Janet Findley trips over a wire when she first enters Quentin's room. In this episode, the scene is replayed in the opening sequence, but she doesn't trip this time.
  • When Madame Findley (Alex Stevens) falls down the stairs, the banister shakes violently.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 649 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 649 - The Rise and Fall

Gallery (32)[]

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