Julia goes into Lang's study and locks the door behind her. Lang and Barnabas find the door closed, and listen in. When they hear her calling the police, Lang draws his pistol. Barnabas pleads for her not to call the police. He tells her to remember Dave Woodard. Julia hangs up the phone and opens the door. She tells Barnabas he always wins. He explains this is not in the province of the police. Julia asks Lang if he made the body, and he tells her he did it in the name of science. He says he's just going one step beyond a heart transplant. Julia asks for Lang's word that he won't try to kill anyone else. Lang says he can create the face of his creation the same way he created the figure. He gives her his word. She then says he can have her word that she will do whatever she can to stop the experiment.
In the garden at Collinwood, Julia begs Barnabas not to go along with Lang's plan. He tells her he has no choice. She tells him he's not a vampire, but he reminds her the cure is not permanent. She says that she and Lang can control that.
Barnabas tells her that they cannot control Angelique. He says he cannot live this way. He says if he goes along with Lang's plan, he will escape Angelique forever. As he says this, Cassandra walks up and overhears their conversation.
Barnabas sees Cassandra, but she cannot see him. He says he will leave his wealth to Julia. He then sneaks around the corner and grabs Cassandra. He asks how long she was listening to them. He calls her Angelique, and tells her she will do nothing to upset his plans. She pleads for Julia to help, and asks why Barnabas treats her this way. She runs from him, and Julia tells him to let her go. He says if she knows their plan, he must stop her immediately.
Cassandra calls to Tony, telling him she needs him tonight.
Cassandra is in the garden when Tony arrives. He asks what she's doing and she says she's waiting for him. He asks how she knew he was coming. He explains that he was driving home, and felt that something was wrong. He asks if Carolyn is alright, and then realizes that she made him come to the house. He says he doesn't like meeting her, as she's married to Roger. She commands him to look at her. He does, and she tells him he will do anything she asks, and he will not remember what she tells him, or what he must do. She tells him that she needs him to get something from Dr. Lang. Tony says no and starts to walk away. He freezes, and she reminds him that she controls him.
She warns him not to make her angry. He asks why she chose him, and she says he reminds her of Reverend Trask. She says she wanted to use him, too. She tells him to go to Lang's house, and get a small, old medallion from his desk It's a talisman against witches. Tony says it's to protect Lang against her, and she tells him that's an unkind thing to say. She says he will not sleep again until he gets it and Lang must not know that it is missing. She sends him on his way, but before he goes, she gives him a kiss.
Doctor Lang comes to the old house. Barnabas answers the door, and Lang asks him about the accident. Barnabas doesn't know what he means, and Lang says there was a message on his answering service to come immediately to the old house. Barnabas says he must not leave the house tonight. He says it must be Angelique's plan. Lang asks why she would want him there. Barnabas asks if he has his talisman. Lang checks his pockets, and then says he must have left it in his desk. Barnabas tells him that they will go together to get it.
Tony breaks into Lang's office. He goes to his desk and rifles through the drawers. In the main drawer, he finds the talisman.
Cassandra, talisman in hand, says that Lang will not be able to save Barnabas, nor will he be able to save himself.
John: I love Barnabas' flub when he calls for Julia to remember someone, and Lang has to remind him it's Dave Woodard he wants her to remember. If you've never seen the Dark Shadows bloopers, I highly recommend them. I'm so familiar with those, it's always a pleasant surprise when we reach an episode with a flub I remember so well!
Christine: Dr. Lang must have had a worse flub since there's an obvious cut in the tape right after he asks Julia to think that jumps to him searching for the teleprompter.
John: Sure Dr. Lang... building a body out of corpses and killing someone is no different than giving someone a heart transplant?
Christine: So, Barnabas intends to leave his wealth to Julia. Perhaps he does have feelings for her, after all.
John: Tony does a pretty good job playing statue. I thought it was cool that Cassangelique not only mentions Trask, but then goes on to kiss Tony. Talk about mixed messages!
Christine: Apparently, Angelique had the hots for Trask. Who knew? Barnabas got himself a sexy, new, purple smoking jacket, perhaps to go with his new body.
|This seems a dangerous thing for someone as twitchy as Dr. Lang to do.|