Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dark Shadows Episode 1079 8/13/70

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In the cemetery, Quentin finds Daphne. He tells her that she's beautiful, and they embrace. Daphne raises a knife behind his back. He tells her that he feels as if he's known her all his life. She lowers the knife and turns from him. He says he'll do anything to put her at peace. She disappears. He calls for her to come back. He finds a knife on the ground near his feet.

David goes into Hallie's room, and sees her wearing the dress she said she was going to put in the attic. She asks him if something has happened, and he tells her that he found clothes from the same period on his bed. She asks him to put them on, saying that she wants him to, and the woman does, too. He says he doesn't want to, and Hallie runs out of the room, saying he doesn't want to make her happy.

Quentin returns to Collinwood, and Julia asks him about the picnic he went on. She points out the picnic was mentioned in Carolyn's note. She asks if anything happened, and he says no. She tells him that she still feels Gerard's presence. Quentin asks her if she feels anything else. She says no, but expresses concern that they're getting closer to the destruction of Collinwood. Quentin suggests that they hold an exorcism tonight.

David finds Hallie in the playroom. He tells her that she shouldn't have come there. She says she's going to be punished. She says she went to Gerard's ship today, where she saw him kiss Daphne in his cabin, and now they're both angry with her. He calls her Hallie, and she reiterates that Hallie is not her name. Daphne enters the room, and David says they should leave. Hallie tells Daphne that she didn't mean to see them. She says if she doesn't believe her, to go ahead and punish her. David tells Daphne to leave Hallie alone, but Hallie thanks Daphne for believing her. Daphne extends her hand to David.

Quentin comes into the foyer with a tree branch. Julia asks if they should tell Barnabas, and he says that they don't need him. He says if the ceremony is a success, there could be a great disturbance in the house before it is over. They step outside, and Quentin, addressing no one in particular, suggests the time has come. He begins an incantation.

David tells Hallie that he doesn't want to take Daphne's hand. She asks if he wants to know all about Gerard and his ship, and David admits that he does. She tells him to take Daphne's hand.

Quentin continues his exorcism...

David reaches for Daphne's hand, but she withdraws it at the last minute, and disappears. Hallie says there is someone else present who is going to punish them. David tells her they're the only ones there, but Hallie screams and collapses.

Quentin continues his exorcism, demanding the things cast thyselves back into the outer darkness from whence thee came, in the name of the lord... He tells Julia to wait there, and goes back into the house. He sees Daphne at the top of the stairs.

Hallie comes to and says she hurt her arm. She asks him what she's doing in the dress. He says he doesn't know. He says they have to figure out where the room came from, and who Daphne and Gerard are. He takes her downstairs to see Julia.

Julia comes into the house and finds Quentin standing alone in the dark. She asks him what's wrong. He says there's nothing he can do. He expected some reaction from the ceremony. He asks her if there are spirits at large in the house, he doesn't think they mean anyone any harm. Julia asks him why he stopped the ceremony when David comes downstairs with Hallie, wearing a contemporary dress. He says she hurt her arm, and they want to be sure it isn't broken. She sends them into the drawing room, and tells Quentin that the spirits were aware when he did the exorcism, and caused Hallie's accident. He tries to convince her that it's a coincidence. She says she has no proof, but a strong conviction that she's right and he's wrong.

Later David and Hallie return to the playroom. She asks why they had to come back. He tells her there's a way to find out what they want to know. He tells her they're going to hold a séance. He lights a candle and they sit at a table together. David calls to the spirits who know about the playroom. They hear young voices calling to let them live.

Our thoughts:

John: What the hell was going on with Quentin's divining rod? And where did he get it, the kitchen? I'm glad we don't have an exorcism tracker, as today's would have to be considered an embarrassment to the field.

Christine: Oh, I've got you covered on the exorcism tracking. The last time an exorcism was performed was by Professor Stokes in Episode 693 in an attempt to rid the house of Quentin's ghost, so it is quite funny that Quentin took it upon himself to use what is likely the same forked branch to conduct an exorcism today. Prior to that, Reverend Trask also used a forked branch in Episode 400 to conduct an exorcism, though he had a little more flair and lit his on fire. 

John: Ah, Julia. Gotta love her conviction! And also, her making an excuse for Barnabas, who clearly had the day off today, and wouldn't be available to participate in Quentin's sham-exorcism.

Christine: Where the heck is Barnabas? Did someone lock him in his coffin again? I think the catastrophe happened at Collinwood because both he and Julia kept taking days off when they needed to be using the clues to prevent the calamity. 

John: We interrupt our Catastro-tracker to bring back our séance tracker! And our first fully pre-teen séance at that! Or teen séance? Do you think that David and Hallie will end the week as themselves, or as Tad and Carrie?

Christine: When trackers collide! Weren't David and Amy pre-teens when they conducted a séance in Episode 640? If Amy were around, she certainly would have reminded David about what happened the last time they got involved with evil spirits in the house. It seems likely that we won't be seeing David and Hallie next week as their counterparts sound ready to step in.

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 797: Barnabas conducts; Quentin and Magda participate; Julianka's ghost appears and curses Magda; held in the drawing room at the Old House in 1897

Episode 860/861: Charity, possessed by Pansy Faye, conducts; Edward Collins and Kitty Soames participate; a hooded figure appears (revealed as Judith in the following episode); held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1897

Episode 898: Julia conducts; David and Chris Jennings participate; Jamison speaks through David and tells them that Quentin's spirit is gone and won't come to them; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1969

Episode 948: Barnabas conducts; Maggie and Julia participate; Josette speaks through Maggie, informing Barnabas that the Leviathans aren't holding her and that she died by her own hand with poison; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1969

Episode 990: Cyrus conducts; Roger, Elizabeth, Bruno, Sabrina and Alexis participate; an unknown entity speaks through Sabrina, claiming that Alexis is dying, who then passes out; held in the parallel drawing room in 1970

Episode 1008/1009: Quentin conducts; Hoffman and Angelique as Alexis participate; after hearing spacey sounds, Hoffman freaks out and runs off, breaking the circle, and an entity appears in the room that turns out to be Joshua Collins, warning of an evil that is coming to the house; held in the parallel drawing room in 1970

Episode 1021: Unknown conductor; Quentin, Angelique, possibly Cyrus and other unseen people participate; Quentin rises up and strangles Angelique as colorful psychedelic lights flash; held in Maggie Collins' dream in 1970 parallel time

Episode 1070: Barnabas conducts; Julia and Professor Stokes participate; Carolyn speaks through Julia, providing the same six clues she wrote down before she died that portend the destruction of Collinwood, but is interrupted by the presence of Gerard before she can explain what they mean; held in the drawing room at the Old House in 1995

Episode 1079: David conducts; Hallie participates; a ghostly voice that sounds like David's repeatedly says, "Let us live!"; held in the Playroom at Collinwood in 1970

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