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Number

65

Timeline

1967

Narrator

Alexandra Moltke
(as Victoria Winters)

Writer

Art Wallace

Director

John Sedwick

Broadcast

September 23, 1966
(Friday)

Recorded

September 16, 1966
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 8
Beginning 2: Disc 4

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Burke argues with Elizabeth over Bill's death as they wait for Roger's return.

Synopsis[]

My name is Victoria Winters. Another touch of blackness has been added to the dark shadows that fill the halls of Collinwood. A shocking death has brought the past alive, carrying to the doors of the great mansion on Widows' Hill.

Elizabeth tries, unsuccessfully, to get Burke to leave. Burke and Elizabeth trade barbs; he states he can buy her house 20 times over. Burke is rude and Elizabeth wants him to spend his money on manner lessons. Burke admires Elizabeth's furniture and she finally agrees to wait with him for Roger. Roger is calling Maggie to find out where Sam is, when he shows up at the Blue Whale. Victoria and Burke talk at Collinwood after Elizabeth tries playing nice. Roger tells Sam that he's in danger, maybe not as much as Roger himself, if the truth should come out. Sam reconsiders Roger's earlier offer to leave town, but Roger has withdrawn it. An interesting tune plays as Roger reconsiders his withdrawal. Burke and Victoria talk about Norway and his father, who was a frail landlubber. Sam wonders how it would look if he and Maggie skipped town so close to the investigation into Malloy's death given Burke's accusations. Roger comes home and learns he’s to have tea with Burke.

Memorable quotes[]

Elizabeth: (to Burke) You'd do better to invest your money in learning the rudiments of common courtesy!

Sam: (to Roger) What did you do, Collins, bug the clam chowder?

Victoria: Burke, what are you doing here?
Burke: I'm not exactly sure.... I think I'm having tea.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]

Production[]

  • The words "dark shadows" are featured in the opening narration.
  • A new song is heard playing in the Blue Whale.

Story[]

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • A boom microphone shadow appears as Elizabeth greets Burke and as they discuss the drawing room chest.
  • Mitchell Ryan stumbles over his lines: "Mrs. Stoddard, my old man...eh, wasn't as...uh...such a big...shot around this town as yours was." He also says "Collin" fishing fleet instead of "Collins."
  • After Liz has put tea on and returns to the drawing room to chat with Burke while they wait for Roger, the crew has a difficult time keeping the boom mic out of frame, which makes four appearances in a single scene.
  • Joan Bennett calls Burke "Roger" when he's standing at the window. She also pronounces "Collinsport" as "Collinport."
  • Mitchell Ryan says "Collinwood" when he meant "Collinsport" as he talks about having traveled the world.
  • Burke refers to the Evans dinner party happening "the other evening"; however, it was earlier that same evening.
  • While Burke is telling Vicky stories of Norway, a light can be seen passing across a painting on the wall (likely a reflection of a moving camera).
  • A stagehand or actor walks in front of the clapboard during the opening.

End credit announcement[]

  • Stay tuned for Where the Action Is, next here on ABC.
  • Dark Shadows is a Dan Curtis production.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 65 on the IMDb

The Collinsport Historical Society - Dark Shadows Diary - Episode 65