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Number

845

Timeline

1897

Narrator

Grayson Hall

Writer

Gordon Russell

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

October 6, 1969
(Monday)

Recorded

September 24, 1969
(Wednesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 88
Collection 16: Disc 4

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Count Petofi delights in his new body, while Quentin languishes in his.

Synopsis Edit

Collinwood near the turn of the century. All who live in the great house have come to know the terror that can be inflicted by Count Petofi. But no one knows it better than Quentin Collins, who this night is menaced by the most terrible of Petofi's powers.

Count Petofi and Quentin's minds switch bodies. Quentin (Petofi) tells Petofi (Quentin) that he will be using his body to travel to the future. Petofi reveals that Quentin's portrait has conferred immortality on his body.

Petofi (Quentin) tries to convince Magda that he is really Quentin, but she doesn't believe him; later Beth does not believe him either.

Memorable quotes Edit

Quentin (in Petofi's body): I don’t believe this is happening. It’s a nightmare I’m having!
Petofi (in Quentin's body): Oh, but it is happening! Quentin — your mind and spirit are now in the body of Count Petofi, and my mind and spirit are in the body of Quentin Collins.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • Final appearance of character Magda Rakosi; her voice will be heard for the final time in 887.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • After Count Petofi, his body now inhabited by the mind of Quentin, puts on the eyeglasses that Aristede hands to him, a loud sneeze is heard coming from off camera.
  • When Quentin/Count Petofi is chasing Aristede for his glasses, the two collide into a "brick" wall, which shakes and bends under their weight.
  • When Magda comes out of the bushes and trees as Petofi/Quentin approaches, her shawl catches on a branch, and she has to take it mostly off to proceed.
  • If Count Petofi has the power to switch bodies with someone since getting his hand back, why does he need to travel to the future to escape the gypsies? He's already in a different body, so would be unrecognisable to them.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 856 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Every Day - Episode 856 - The Switcheroo

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 856

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