Friday, March 12, 2021

Dark Shadows Episode 1230 3/12/71

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Morgan comes back into Collinwood holding his rope. He sneaks up behind Julia and puts the rope around her neck, choking her. He calls her Constance and tells her it's too late, and that she'll never stop him from seeing Amanda again. Quentin comes in and rescues Julia. He grabs one of the dueling pistols and tells Morgan that he'll use it if he has to. He checks on Julia and confirms that she's still alive. He asks why he tried to kill her. Catherine comes in and Quentin tells her to take care of Julia while he locks Morgan in a room. Morgan tells Catherine that she can tell Constance he'll try again... Quentin leads him upstairs, and Catherine helps Julia up. She says he tried to kill her. 

Ben Stokes returns home and Carrie, crying, runs to him and tells him that Morgan has come several times, and each time he's getting worse. She says he's possessed by a man who hated the Collins family. She says she thought he might kill her. Ben sits her down and asks her to tell him the whole story.

Quentin puts Morgan into a room. He says he's arming the servants, and they have orders to shoot to kill if he tries to escape. Morgan pounds on the door and says that when he gets out, he'll kill any Collins he can get his hands on. 

Catherine asks Julia if she's feeling better. Julia thanks her, and she says she should thank Quentin, without whom she might be dead. Catherine asks what they can do about Morgan. Julia says that he's as dangerous as Gabriel. Quentin comes in and says there's still hope for Morgan. He asks Julia who Constance is. She explains that she was Brutus' sister. He says that before the possession, Morgan was alright. He thinks the spirit of James Forsythe is back in his own time, reliving those events. He says they have to exorcise Forsythe, after which Morgan will be normal if they succeed. He says they have to hold a seance. Catherine and Julia agree.

Quentin says he'll get Carrie Stokes to be a medium, and as he leaves to get her, Ben Stokes arrives at Collinwood. He asks where Morgan is, telling Quentin that he wants to kill him. He says he doesn't want anyone frightening his daughter, and demands to see Morgan. Quentin says he's under lock and key, and asks Ben to speak with him in the drawing room. Quentin tells Ben that Morgan would never harm anyone. He says that he isn't the one to frighten Carrie. Ben says that's what Carrie said. Quentin says that Morgan is possessed, and they need to hold a seance to exorcise the spirit. He adds that they need Carrie's gift to help Morgan. Ben says she'll be scared. Quentin promises that nothing will harm her.  Ben says he'll ask her, but she'll have to make up her own mind. They leave together to go speak with her. 

Catherine comes downstairs and finds Julia in the drawing room. She asks about Morgan. Catherine says she didn't go in, but she heard him moving around in the room. Quentin returns and says that Carrie is coming, and that there will be one more person in the room — Morgan. Julia says that's impossible. Quentin says they'll have to bring him against his will. He takes them into the study.

Catherine comes into Morgan's room. She tells him that she's there to help him, because they share a common goal. She says they both want Constance dead. She says if he agrees, she'll set him free. He asks if she'll let him out if he agrees to kill Contsance. She says yes, and he agrees. She offers him a drink to celebrate, and adds something to it before handing it to him. They toast and drink. Morgan asks when he can get out, and she says some time tomorrow morning. He collapses to the ground, and opens the door so they can get Morgan downstairs.

In the drawing room, Quentin explains that Morgan is unconscious. Carrie asks him what he wants her to do. Quentin says he wants her to contact James Forsythe so they can exorcise him from Morgan. Carrie agrees. Catherine, Julia, Quentin, Ben, Carrie and an unconscious Morgan sit around the table. Carrie calls for the spirit of James Forsythe. She asks for a sign. Lightning flashes outside. Morgan sits up and asks what she wants of him. He says he is James Forsythe. Carries asks why he possessed Morgan. He explains that he did so to be free again, and to right the wrongs that had been done to him. He then says 'he has come to get me again.' Carrie asks who. He says Brutus is in the room. He stands up and says he will not get him. He runs out of the room, and Quentin chases after him. Julia checks upstairs for him. Catherine tells Ben that Carrie will be alright, and he escorts her out of the house. 

Julia hears Morgan calling. She finds him and he says he's Forsythe, and Brutus is here, trying to send him back to the tomb He tells her that she must hear the truth of the curse, and what happened in 1680. She begs him to tell her. He says that Brutus is here. He shouts that he will tell the truth about the curse. 

Our thoughts:  

John: Quentin's tough guy act lost a little weight when he backed into the open door... Of course that gaffe was immediately topped when Morgan calls out how he's going to kill every 'Morgan' he can get his hands on!
Christine: This show continues to deliver top notch entertainment, because I enjoyed that immensely!

John: I love when the crew started closing all of the doors before they kicked off the the seance! I guess those were supposed to be the 'servants' that are oft-mentioned and yet rarely seen... Oh well, at least they gave us one more (could it be our last) chance to break out the Seance tracker!

Christine: I love that we got Ben Stokes back today with a trendy hairstyle. 
John: Why waste time telling us about the curse, when you can use a possessed body to tell another spirit that you're about to tell the truth about the curse! How much do you want to bet that we won't find out about the curse on Monday, either?
Christine: I had the same thought, but then it occurred to me that this may be one of those times they will surprise us. At this point in the show, they were probably desperate to have folks come back on Monday to find out, and didn't want to risk losing them by not delivering.

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

Episode 1126: Gerard conducts; Flora and Lamar Trask participate; the ghost of Reverend Trask informs them they are surrounded by evil and tells them to beware the cross; held in Rose Cottage in 1840

Episode 1150: Quentin conducts; Daphne participates; Joanna Mills is summoned and a hooded figure appears; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1840

Episode 1157: Gerard conducts; Charles Dawson and Daniel Collins participate; Dawson pretends that Randall Drew is speaking through him, and claims he was murdered by Quentin Collins; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in 1840

Episode 1163: Leticia conducts; Flora Collins and Barnabas participate; Leticia calls on the spirit of Roxanne to give the identity of the vampire who created her; held at Rose Cottage in 1840

Episode 1209: Quentin Collins conducts; Flora Collins and Melanie Collins participate; Melanie is possessed by an unknown entity saying, "Lottery now or all will die. Plague. Die. Plague. Die! PLAGUE! DIE! PLAGUE!"; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in parallel time 1841

Episode 1230: Carrie Stokes conducts; Quentin Collins, Ben Stokes Julia Collins, Catherine Collins, and Morgan Collins (unconscious) participate; James Forsythe speaks through Morgan, saying he has possessed Morgan to be free to right all the wrongs done to him; held in the drawing room at Collinwood in parallel time 1841


1 comment:

Billy said...

This was David Selby's final episode as Quentin, he was forced to leave due to appendicitis.