Maine, New England, USA
Owner of a Merchant Ship
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Bramwell returned to Collinsport with the hopes that his merchant ship would soon arrive and establish his fortune which he felt was necessary to win his beloved Catherine Harridge. He was unaware that Catherine was already betrothed to his cousin, Morgan Collins (1199). He met with Catherine secretly on a couple of occasions and she became pregnant with his child. (1202). When Morgan found out he had pursued Catherine, he challenged him to a duel. Bramwell, known to be an expert shot, refused to fire and was seriously wounded.
Bramwell's wounds were tended by Catherine's sister, Daphne, who proposed marriage to him. The two were soon married, but the revelation of Catherine's pregnancy posed serious problems. Daphne, feeling neglected by Bramwell, took ill and died, but before she did, she gave Bramwell and Catherine her blessing (1238).
Morgan, insanely jealous of Bramwell, threw Bramwell and Catherine into the Locked room when the final lottery was held (1243). There Bramwell and Catherine were able to defeat the ghost of Brutus Collins and end his curse. Bramwell killed Morgan in self defense and as the final episode ended we are told that Bramwell and Catherine were later married and were known to be one of the happiest couples alive (1245).
- Bramwell Collins was created to accomodate a request from Jonathan Frid, who asked to play a second character on the show.
- Bramwell Collins was Frid's second and final role on the show.
- The character of Bramwell is based on Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The name of Bramwell was probably inspired by Emily Brontë's brother, Branwell Brontë.