In the middle of the night, Carolyn goes downstairs and stares at the portrait of Barnabas. She removes her scarf, revealing two bite marks on her neck. She goes into the drawing room and looks outside. In her thoughts, she tells Barnabas that Vicki will be hers when he's ready for her, and David will never trouble him again. She walks upstairs to deal with him.
Carolyn enters David's room while he sleeps. She puts her hand on his shoulder and he bolts awake.
He asks what she's doing so early. She says she wasn't able to sleep because she's worried about him. She tells him she went to the old house, and he says she promised she'd never go there. He says she's lucky she's still alive. Carolyn says there's no danger. She saw cousin Barnabas, and he showed her through the entire house. She says she saw the house and there's nothing bad there. David tells her Barnabas did something to her. She says it's his imagination, and he reminds her that she saw Sarah, too. She denies seeing Sarah. She says that was just her own imagination. She tells him that if he keeps believing the things he's telling people, he'll be sent away to home for mentally disturbed children. She says she wants to help him, but he has to help himself and say he's been lying about his stories.
Carolyn startles Julia in the drawing room. She asks if Carolyn is feeling any after effects. Carolyn asks what she's doing. When Julia says she was comparing chandelier pieces, Carolyn snaps at her and says Barnabas was going to help her with that. Carolyn says she convinced David that if he keeps telling stories, he'll be sent away. She also says she's going to help Barnabas with Vicki. Carolyn says that Julia can help Barnabas medically, and she'll take care of his relationships. She leaves Julia and goes upstairs.
Vicki comes into the drawing room and tells Vicki the crystal doesn't match like she thought it did. She holds them up and tells Vicki to look deeply into it. Once again, she is hypnotized. She tells Vicki she has something else to show her that she will not remember. Carolyn sees them as they leave the house.
In Josette's room, Julia tells her that she will never forget what she tells her in this room, but in her conscious mind she will never remember. Julia says Barnabas plans to transform Vicki into the image of Josette, to replace her, making her his bride. Vicki says she doesn't want to be his bride.
Julia asks if she remembers what she showed Vicki in the house. She says she saw a coffin with Barnabas. Julia says that Barnabas is one of the undead, and he uses his power to force people to do his bidding. She says he'll try that with her, but she can resist him. Julia takes Vicki back to Collinwood.
Carolyn finds Vicki in the drawing room. Vicki explains there's still no news about Burke. She says if their roles had been reversed, Burke would have gone searching for her himself. Carolyn says that she's sorry they didn't connect earlier, but Vicki was out with Julia. Vicki says she wasn't with Julia earlier. She goes upstairs to start David on his lessons.
Carolyn thinks that Vicki lied to her, and wonders if she noticed the change in her. She decides Vicki didn't lie. She's convinced something else is responsible. At that point, Julia enters and Carolyn asks if she enjoyed her walk with Vicki. Julia says they just went outside for fresh air. She asks if that meets wither her approval, and they have a polite yet tense standoff.
John: Carolyn under Barnabas' influence is not particularly subtle. I think that's going to be problematic, though perhaps it will work on David, and he'll recant his stories to avoid getting shipped off.
Christine: She may succeed in her mission with David, but I doubt she'll have much success with Vicki, especially with Julia working against her.
John: Poor Vicki is being filled with so many subliminal suggestions, I think she's not going to know which way is up when she's next in Barnabas' presence.
Christine: She seemed to shrug off the last hypnotic suggestion, so we'll see if there's a cumulative effect that will allow her to be more determined in rejecting Barnabas.
Christine: Barnabas certainly has a lot of women striving to please him. He's sure to find out that having Carolyn around to do his bidding will end up being more trouble than it's worth.