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Thayer David


Gordon Russell


Henry Kaplan


October 31, 1969


October 20, 1969


Complete: Disc 90
Collection 17: Disc 2

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Beth, having learned of Quentin and Count Petofi's switch, looks for help but cannot avoid tragedy.


Collinwood in the year 1897. On a dark and terrible night such as this not long ago the notorious Count Petofi masterminded an act of evil that threatened the future of the entire Collins family. Using his legendary powers, Petofi successfully transferred his own mind into the body of Quentin Collins and vice versa. On this night a young woman who loves Quentin is on the verge of discovering the horrible truth.

After suffering an apalling revelation about Quentin (Petofi), Beth goes to Tim Shaw for help; her story sounds like complete lunacy.

Barnabas tells Petofi (Quentin) that he must immediately use his will/power to re-switch bodies with Quentin (Petofi). Tim wakens Beth from a nightmare (855, 856); he has brought Quentin (Petofi) to 'help' her.

Quentin (Petofi) becomes woozy and sits; this momentary lapse in his guard allows Beth to flee. While chasing Beth, Quentin (Petofi) collapses. Horrifying screaming ensues. Quentin's Theme plays mystically over the woods as Quentin is reunited with Quentin, and Petofi is again Petofi. Sadly, Beth is unaware of the switch and teeters perilously close to the edge of Widow's Hill.

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Background information and notes[]


  • This episode was recorded out of broadcast sequence. The previous episode to be recorded was 882.
  • With this episode Peter Miner succeeds Robert Costello as series producer.
  • Don Briscoe returns to the cast after an absence of 23 episodes.


Bloopers and continuity errors[]

  • There is a slight wardrobe discrepancy between the scene at the end of the previous episode and the reprise of the same scene at the start of this episode. Previously, Beth was wearing a purple shawl; now her shawl is made of a fabric that has a red paisley printed pattern.
  • Due to some technical issue, the opening credits and a cutaway to stock footage appear as a saturated cyan color. The text of the closing credits is also cyan.
  • Don Briscoe and Terry Crawford both seem to forget their places in the script; there is an uncomfortable silence as they look at each other.

External Links []

Dark Shadows - Episode 875 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Everyday - Episode 875 - Switchback