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December 19, 1968
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- The second night of a full moon shining over the great house of Collinwood, a night marked for tragedy. For in the village one man has watched his cousin turn from a human being into a mad vicious animal, an animal that only the night before tried to kill him. And having escaped, he has only one thing he must do. The shock and horror have robbed him of his reason and sent him on a mad mission, which must necessarily end in disaster, perhaps for more people than anyone realizes.
Carolyn has returned home and is quite distraught over Victoria's disappearance and her mother's condition. She asks Julia if anything can be done, and Julia does her best to explain Elizabeth's preoccupation with death. Meanwhile Joe sneaks into Collinwood, obsessed by what he has witnessed. He finds Amy and impulsively decides to take her away, to save her from the curses that befell her brothers.
Joe and Amy are eventually found by Julia. Amy is frightened of Joe's rambling and runs upstairs. Joe tries to follow her, but Julia stops him. She tells him that if he can explain himself she might let him take her. He tries, but is unable to say anything except "the animal!" He starts giggling hysterically and Julia slaps him to bring him to his senses. It works, but they are interrupted by a loud scream from upstairs.
Julia rushes to find Carolyn screaming, as she has discovered her mother - dead.
- Carolyn: My mother, is there anything anyone can do for her?
- Julia: Do you want me to answer that as a doctor?
- Carolyn: You think she's going to die.
- Julia: No, she thinks she is. That's more the point.
- Carolyn: What am I going to tell my mother?
- Julia: Lie to her.
- Cassandra: You must know of my powers by now, Mrs. Stoddard.
- Elizabeth: You did this!
- Cassandra: Oh, you give me too much credit.
- Elizabeth: Why can't I speak? Why can't I move? Why can't I somehow let them know?
- Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
- Grayson Hall as Julia Hoffman
- Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard
- Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell
- Lara Parker as Cassandra Collins
- Denise Nickerson as Amy Jennings
Background information and notes
- Lara Parker returns to the cast after an absence of 24 episodes. The is the final appearance of Angelique's "Cassanda Collins" alias.
- First episode directed by Henry Kaplan. He would remain with the series until its cancellation in 1971.
- Harry and Mrs. Johnson are mentioned but not seen. Harry was previously seen in 631 and Mrs. Johnson in 615.
- Julia wrongfully declares Elizabeth dead. She has made the same mistake before, most recently with Carolyn in 592 and Elizabeth in 604.
- DREAM SEQUENCE: Elizabeth dreams of Cassandra who tells her about the curse.
- INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Elizabeth: Why can't I speak or move?
- SEDATIVE: Julia offers Elizabeth a sedative to get back to sleep. She refuses.
Bloopers and continuity errors
- When the Collinwood doors shut they do not completely close.
- As Carolyn and Julia move to take the luggage upstairs, just before, we see a crew member's head on the bottom of the screen trying to avoid the camera.