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Joan Bennett


Sam Hall


Lela Swift


February 20, 1969


February 14, 1969


Complete: Disc 72
Collection 12: Disc 4

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Quentin's ghost chases everyone out of Collinwood and into the Old House.


A violent night on the great estate of Collinwood. For one man has dared battle the evil spirits who seek to rule the great house. And so the ancient chant of exorcism has been heard again, a chant exhorting the ghost to leave. All who live here think the reign of terror over but the man who worked this evening's miracle waits in a room, determined to make sure the miracle is true.

Professor Stokes is in his room where the drapes are afire and the door is locked. He takes a candlestick to the mirror, and everything reverts back to normal, with the drapes unburned. Roger hammers on the door to see if things are okay, having heard laughter and a crash. He refuses to believe Stokes that there is a ghost in the house, and bars Stokes from leaving his room unless he promises to stop talking about it.

David speaks with Elizabeth who assures him the ghost is gone for good... until the Quentin creepy music starts playing again. When she walks out of the room to get Stokes, the door slams behind her, and David turns to see Quentin in the room. Quentin takes away David's voice, and David runs out of the house.

David is sitting in Barnabas' house and says that Quentin can't get him there. Roger comes in blaming Barnabas and Stokes for everything (because nothing supernatural ever happened to Roger) and grudgingly gives David permission to stay there overnight after David begs him.

Elizabeth suggests that if Barnabas finds it an imposition on himself that they all stay at the Old House , they can go to theCollinsport Inn . He doesn't. Roger still insists on nothing supernatural... until the end of this episode when he should be changed forever by seeing the ghost of Quentin. David wants to stay at the Old House forever. He sees Quentin through the windows there. Elizabeth and Roger take one car to the Old House; Stokes takes another. Stokes mentions that tomorrow they will make an expedition to get Roger's things. He doesn't want Elizabeth to stay another moment in the house and mentions that if the family stays there will be more deaths.

They leave, with Roger yelling that they'll be back. Mocking laughter echoes throughout the empty house, while the creepy music plays again. Ultimately we see the top of the staircase, where Quentin stands, laughing.

Memorable quotes[]

David: Aunt Elizabeth, I don't like secrets.

Barnabas (to Roger): One question at a time would be enough.

Roger (to Professor Stokes, sarcastically): Should we burn the house when we go?

Elizabeth: I never thought I would leave this house.
Roger: How quiet it is now.

Roger: We'll be back. Have no doubt about that! (Mocking laughter echoes around the house and the old-fashioned music plays after he closes the door)

Professor Stokes:  If I were a ghost, as I assume someday I shall be, I would not let mere words drive me away from my home, even the words of the exorcism.

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Background information and notes[]


  • The burning drapes appear to be real flames and smoke, not a special effect. After Professor Stokes smashes the mirror with the candlestick, the burning drapes revert back to their original state. Maybe it was shot with another camera and then transposed onto the drape area, or there was another set of burning drapes elsewhere in the studio. (It appears the latter example is what was actually done.)


Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • During the reprise, we can hear the foyer clock chiming although it could not be heard in the closing of the previous episode.
  • After Stokes smashes the mirror, the blue screen used to project Quentin's image can still be seen in the shattered glass.
  • The Collinsport Fly briefly buzzes around David Henesy.
  • A boom microphone shadow can be seen on the right after the drawing room doors slam shut on David.
  • A boom microphone can be seen as David flees from Collinwood and above Roger as Elizabeth turns off the final lamp in the drawing room.
  • There appears to be a small crack between the drawing room doors when they close locking Roger in.
  • When Roger confronts David at the Old House, Jonathan Frid seems to forget his lines and then flubs what he says: “Now, Roger… now, David, tell him.”
  • Towards the end of the episode, we are giving a showcase of most of the rooms in Collinwood, there is a table with a tea set on it in the Drawing Room, nobody had tea and the table was not in the episode at all.
  • When the family leaves the house at the end of the episode, they left the fireplace lit.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 694 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Every Day - Episode 694 - The Surrender

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 694

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