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Louis Edmonds


Sam Hall


Henry Kaplan


October 9, 1969


September 28, 1969


Complete: Disc 89
Collection 17: Disc 1

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Quentin, now inhabiting Count Petofi's body, is unable to convince Kitty who he really is and so decides to use her fear of Petofi to get her to steal the portrait of Quentin.


Collinwood at the turn of the century. A house which harbors a new and dreadful secret, for the Quentin Collins who walks its halls is Count Petofi, who has accomplished his most amazing feat. His mind and spirit now exist in Quentin's body while Quentin's mind is trapped in the powerless body of Petofi. No one believes his plea that he is Quentin except Julia Hoffman, who has suddenly disappeared before his eyes.

Petofi (Quentin) is unable to convince Kitty who he really is; Petofi uses Kitty's fear of Petofi to compel her to steal the portrait of Quentin.

Upon hearing of Julia's disappearance, Quentin (Petofi) investigates her recent activities.

Kitty tells Edward that Julia has been living in secret in the Rectory.

Kitty is caught in the act attempting to steal the portrait of Quentin.

Memorable quotes[]

Edward: (to Nora) Say good night to Lady Hampshire.
Kitty: Kitty, please.
Nora: (pointedly) Good night, Lady Hampshire.

Petofi (in Quentin's body): I'm a realist, Edward. I believe in being honest.
Edward: Throughout your life you've managed to conceal that fact very well.

Dramatis personae[]

Background information and notes[]



  • Kitty was fooled by Count Petofi when they first met. She saw what helping Petofi did to Gerald.
  • Quentin in the body of Count Petofi says to Kitty, "You remember this hand, Lady Hampshire? Look at it. It has certain powers. If I pass it over your face, you will disappear. Shall I prove it to you?" Now how would she know about the hand when Petofi didn't have it at the time? (She is probably aware of its legend.)
  • INTERNAL MONOLOGUE: Quentin: She must have returned to 1969.
  • TIMELINE: It was the "other night" when Kitty was compelled to go to the rectory. 7:30pm: Quentin and Kitty at the rectory. Quentin wants Kitty to get the portrait by 9pm. Quentin and Angelique are getting married tomorrow at 2pm. 8pm: Kitty and Nora in the drawing room. 8:30pm: Kitty and Edward in the drawing room. 8:45pm: Nora goes to bed.

Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • Right after Kitty talks of her fears of becoming someone else, Edward calls her "Katie".
  • Julia's 1969 clothing is still in the rectory - shouldn't it have returned to 1969 when Julia did?
  • In a ruse to garner her help, Quentin, as Petofi, threatens Kitty by showing her his hand and reminding her that she knows what kind of power it has, and she falls for it... yet, it's already been established that Petofi had his hand cut off by the gypsies a hundred years ago, so there is no way Kitty would know the power of his hand, since he had no hand when he knew Kitty in England only a few years before the current events transpired.
  • Nora plays an illegal checkers move in order to fit in with the dialogue “you aren’t just letting me win are you?”

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 859 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 859 - If I Were You