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Number

896

Timeline

1969

Narrator

Kathryn Leigh Scott

Writer

Sam Hall

Director

Lela Swift

Broadcast

December 18, 1969
(Thursday)

Recorded

November 28, 1969
(Friday)

Video

Complete: Disc 93
Collection 18: Disc 1

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Roger becomes furious at Elizabeth for allowing Paul to return to Collinwood.

Synopsis Edit

Teaser

The great house of Collinwood has a new guest: Elizabeth Collins Stoddard's former husband, Paul. He has come believing that at last he has an ally in fighting the mysterious forces of evil which threaten him. But what he does not know, is that Elizabeth is one of them. And that it is her duty to bring someone to the house who will discredit him forever.

Alex is talking to Elizabeth at Collinwood. Paul walks in, and Elizabeth tells him that he has come to spend the day at Collinwood with David.

Act I

Paul is upset with Alex's presence at Collinwood, and says "he is one of them." Elizabeth tells Paul that if he wants to stay at Collinwood, he needs to watch what he says about other people.

David and Alex are playing in David's room. When Maggie leaves, David wants to know "what to do next" and how he can help. Alex tells him to not ask so many questions, but he needs a photo album that has pictures of Carolyn from when she was growing up. David leaves the room, and Elizabeth walks in. Elizabeth tells Alex that "he is suspecting," but Alex assures her that he will be alright.

Paul sees Maggie and asks to meet with her in drawing room. He tells her that Alex is not who he seems to be. Maggie thinks otherwise, but Paul again asks her to believe him, as she did before.

Act II

Maggie tells Paul she is willing to listen to him. Paul tells her that there is a plot against everyone at Collinwood, and that Alex, Megan, and Philip are involved, and Barnabas is their leader. He wants Maggie to try to get evidence that the plot exists, such as how long Alex is going to stay at Collinwood, and everything she knows about the Todd family. Alex is eavesdropping outside the doors, and is caught by Paul. Elizabeth stops Paul from harming Alex, but Alex is frightened. Maggie is interested in what Paul has said, and asks again what he wants her to do.

Elizabeth is trying to calm down Alex. David arrives with the photographs Alex had requested. Alex looks very pleased. David then takes the photo album to Paul in the drawing room. Paul seems troubled as he looks at the photo album.

Act III

Roger returns to Collinwood, having been away on a business trip. Roger has a present for David, which is a transistor radio. After Roger leaves, Alex takes away the radio and tells David he is going to give it to him, no questions asked. David seems sad at first, but then agrees. Unknown to them, Maggie has been watching them the entire time. After the boys leave, Maggie thinks to herself that there is something strange about Alex, and that maybe Paul was right about a plot going on at Collinwood.

While Roger is talking to Maggie, he notices Paul at the top of the stairs. Roger immediately becomes upset, and Paul tells him that Elizabeth brought him back to Collinwood. When Roger asks Elizabeth about Paul being back at Collinwood, Elizabeth tells him she did it so Carolyn would be happy.

Paul returns to his room at Collinwood. He hears a noise, realizes that Alex is hiding behind a chair, and is apparently playing hide-and-seek with David. Paul starts asking him questions, such as how long he will be staying in Collinsport, and if Philip is actually his uncle or not. Alex manages to escape Paul's room, and hides behind a curtain in the hallway. When Paul enters the hallway, he hears the sound of breathing coming from behind the curtain.

Memorable quotes Edit

  • Elizabeth: Paul, if you keep going on like this, you'll wind up in an institution.

  • Paul (to Maggie, regarding Alexander): And you...you can go with them if you wish....You can help mollycoddle that...that monster!

  • Alexander (regarding the transistor radio Roger just gave David): I want it.
  • David: What?
  • Alexander: I'm going to keep it.
  • David: But Alexander...
  • Alexander: You're going to give it to me, aren't you, David?
  • David (sighs in frustration): Yes, you can have it.
  • Alexander: You're good, David. I'm glad they sent me you.

  • Paul (to Roger and Elizabeth): Well, if I remember you two well, I know that you like to, uh...quarrel alone. So, uh, have a pleasant battle. I'll be in my room waiting to congratulate the winner. And if history repeats itself, I know who that winner will be.

Dramatis personae Edit

Background information and notes Edit

Production Edit

Story Edit

Bloopers and continuity errors Edit

  • Paul is staying in the 'blue room', yet nothing in the room is blue. (The room might have been decorated/painted blue at one time in its nearly 200 year history. The decor changed but the name stuck.)
  • As Paul is calling after Alexander in the hallway at the end of the episode, it sounds like he says "Alegander" one time.

External Links Edit

Dark Shadows - Episode 908 on the IMDb

Dark Shadows Every Day - Episode 908 - Jim Henson's Gaslight Babies

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 908

The Dark Shadows Daybook - Episode 908

Gallery (21) Edit

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