(For the duration of the Petofi/Quentin mind-swap, Count Petofi occupying Quentin as played by David Selby will be referred to as Petofi-Q, and Quentin in Petofi's body as played by Thayer David will be referred to as Count Quentin).
Kitty finds the portrait in Quentin's room. She lifts up the cover to find the frame is empty. She searches the closet when a hand grabs her shoulder. Edward asks her what she's doing in Quentin's room. She asks why he calls her Kitty, pretending to be someone else. She feigns passing out in his arms, and then 'wakes' to ask him what happened, and where she is. He tells her she was searching Quentin's room for something. He says that they'll pretend it never happened. Edward tells her that Count Petofi called for her, and will call back later. She says that she's sure he will. They leave the room and Petofi-Q comes out of the shadows.
Petofi-Q goes into Quentin's room and looks around.
Kitty says that if Petofi arrives, she doesn't want to see him. He goes to get her some tea, and she's thrilled that Edward believed her deception. She wonders what to tell Petofi about the portrait. She then hears the music box and walks over to Barnabas' portrait. She tries not to look at it.
Angelique comes in and seeing her struggling, asks if she needs a doctor. Kitty says after all she's gone through with the woman in the rectory, and Angelique presses her on it. Kitty says she disappeared before Count Petofi's eyes, and Angelique runs out.
Kitty realizes Angelique knows more than she's saying.
Kitty comes downstairs and is about to leave when Edward sees her. She says she wants to go for a drive, and he offers to go with her. Petofi-Q interrupts and suggests that perhaps she wants to be alone. Petofi-Q says she had something to do, and despite what Edward says, she is a woman of secrets.
Charity sits at the piano, playing Pansy Faye's song. Again. Kitty arrives and asks to talk to Charity. Charity reiterates that she's Pansy Faye, and starts singing again.
Kitty asks her about the music box she warned her about. Charity sings the music box song. Kitty asks her to stop, saying she dreads hearing it. It makes her think she's someone else. She offers her diamonds for her help. Charity says she doesn't do what she does for payment. But if she does something, and Kitty wants to give her something, she'll take it.
She says she doesn't know why things are happening to Kitty, or why she saw the music box. Kitty asks if she works for Count Petofi, and Charity laughs. Kitty asks who's responsible if not Petofi. Charity says spirits can torment them. Kitty asks why that would happen to her. Charity says there's a way to tell if it's supernatural. She tells Kitty that she'll come to Collinwood at midnight. Kitty gets up to leave, and Charity tells her she forgot something. Kitty picks up the diamonds she had offered Charity for her help.
Edward and Petofi-Q drink in the drawing room. Petofi-Q asks Edward to be his best man. He is delighted to accept. Angelique comes in, and Petofi-Q says that Edward has agreed to be his best man. Angelique asks to speak with Quentin alone, and Edward excuses himself.
Petofi-Q asks where she has been. She says she went for a long walk to think, and she tells him they're not getting married tomorrow. She says that she forced it on him, and now she's afraid. He says he wants to marry her. She says it's better for them to postpone the wedding for a while.
At midnight, Charity tells Kitty that they're going to have a seance. Edward comes downstairs and Charity asks him if he minds if she invites some spirits. He says he does mind, and Kitty begs him to let her proceed. Edward agrees to participate. They go to the drawing room, and Charity tells everyone what to do. She asks if there are spirits in the room. She calls for the spirit to appear. She asks for a sign.
There is a knock on the drawing room door. Charity says someone is there. She blows out the candle, and Edward asks what happened to it. Charity says someone is trying to communicate with them. The drawing room doors open, and Kitty points out a hooded figure in the doorway.
John: Can someone please teach Charity to play another song? And if you were interested in maintaining your sanity, would your first stop be talking to the local schizophrenic?
Christine: It is truly horrifying to hear that song over and over and over and over again, and I think it has surpassed the number of times Sarah sang London Bridge. I hope someone puts an end to Petofi soon so Charity can be released from her Pansy possession.
John: So wedding day has come and gone. Who would have thought Angelique would be the one to put on the brakes. Could that mean that she has figured out what's going on with Quentin and Petofi?
Christine: I think she knows, and I think he knows she knows. And if she doesn't know, then it was his insistence on her being an obedient wife that has her rethinking her engagement.
John: Time to break out the seance tracker! It sure seemed like the seance might be our doorway to 1969... but once more we are graced with the appearance of a hooded figure. Who could it be? Julia, back from the future?
Christine: It certainly pays homage to Dark Shadows' first séance when Laura Collins appeared as the hooded figure. Maybe it's the spirit of Pansy Faye, who's come to get her song back. We can only hope.
Down for the Count:
Barnabas was staked in his coffin 14 episodes ago.
Dark Shadows Before I Die Séance Tracker
Episode 170/171: Dr. Peter Guthrie conducts; Carolyn, Vicki, Roger, Laura Collins participate; Josette speaks through Vicki in French; held in the drawing room at Collinwood
Episode 186: Vicki conducts; Sam and David participate; David Radcliffe speaks through David; held in the drawing room at the Old House
Episode 280/281: Roger conducts; Liz, Vicki, Burke, Barnabas, Carolyn participate; Josette speaks through Vicki; held in the drawing room at the Old House
Episode 365: Roger conducts; Liz, Julia, Vicki, Carolyn, Barnabas participate; Sarah Collins speaks through Vicki after Carolyn pretends Sarah is speaking through her; Vicki is transferred to 1795; held in the drawing room at Collinwood
Episode 449: Countess duPrés conducts; Joshua Collins participates; Bathia Mapes shows up, claiming she was called; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1795
Episode 510/511: Professor Stokes conducts; Julia and Tony Peterson participate; Reverend Trask speaks through Tony Peterson; the basement wall breaks open to reveal his skeleton; held in the basement at the Old House
Episode 600: Professor Stokes conducts; Barnabas and Julia participate; Phillipe Cordier speaks through Barnabas; held in the drawing room at the Old House
Episode 640: David conducts; Amy participates; unsuccessful attempt to contact Quentin Collins; held in Amy's bedroom
Episode 642: Professor Stokes conducts; Liz, Vicki, Carolyn, Chris participate; Magda speaks through Carolyn; held in the drawing room at Collinwood
Episode 682: Professor Stokes conducts; Barnabas, Maggie, Mrs. Johnson participate; Janet Findley speaks through Mrs. Johnson; held in the drawing room at Collinwood
Episode 698: Professor Stokes conducts (assumed); Roger participates; unsuccessful attempt to contact Quentin Collins, whose laughter is heard; held at Collinwood offscreen
Episode 860: Charity, possessed by Pansy Faye, conducts; Edward Collins and Kitty Soames participate; a hooded figure appears; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1897