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864
864
Number

853

Timeline

1897

Narrator

Lara Parker

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Henry Kaplan

Broadcast

October 16, 1969
(Thursday)

Recorded

September 30, 1969
(Tuesday)

Video

Complete: Disc 89
Collection 17: Disc 1

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We have 24 images of Dark Shadows 864

Charity purchases a portrait of Amanda from Charles and brings it back to Collinwood.

Synopsis Edit

Collinwood, at the turn of the century. Quentin, trapped in the body of Count Petofi, has attempted with Evan Hanley to undo what has been done and regain his own body. But at the end of the ceremony Petofi still lives in Quentin's body and is intent upon revenge as a spell-bound Evan Hanley learns.

Count Petofi allows Evan Hanley to live in order to spy on Angelique. Evan discovers Angelique has been going to a secret cove on Shipwreck Point and reports to Quentin. Charity announces to Angelique that Quentin is not Quentin.

Memorable quotes Edit

Charles: Welcome to the Tate studio, filled with the paintings of the late Charles Delaware Tate.

Petofi/Quentin (to Evan): Do you deserve to live? Why? To playact at your black arts, to be a dilettante warlock?

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 860.

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Stage lights are visible in the graveyard.
  • Pansy and Angelique are talking in the foyer, and it's established that it's morning - yet when Pansy opens the front door, it's dark outside. (Possibly a very, very cloudy morning?)
  • The window sash falls down as Charity enters the Tate's studio. Roger Davis turns to look at it before he continues the scene.
  • Nancy Barrett can be seen at the top of the stairs waiting for her cue when Angelique leaves the drawing room.
  • Evan arrives at Collinwood at 8:50 pm, speaks with Petofi/Quentin, is sent back to Shipwreck Point, sees Angelique leave the underground cavern and goes down, and then Angelique arrives back at Collinwood at 9:00. While it is not specified how far Shipwreck Point is from Collinwood, it seems unlikely that all that could happen in the span of 10 minutes.
  • David Selby flubs a line: "Don't you think it's possible for one's...change...or one's taste to change in brandy?"
  • When Petofi enters the house in the last scene, a camera is briefly in shot.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 864 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 864 - Down the Hatch

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