Chris is at the Collinsport Inn. He receives a call from Julia. Julia tells him, "I'm here at the jail". Chris asks, "Jail?" Julia explains, "I'm here with Joe. Sheriff Patterson picked Joe up about half an hour ago. He's hysterical. Sheriff Patterson thinks maybe you could calm him down". Chris asks, "Why would he say that?" Julia replies, "Joe's been calling your name a lot".
While waiting for Chris to come, Julia and the sheriff go into Joe's cell and try to talk to him. Joe is by now disheveled looking, with an expression of insanity and terror in his face. He asks, "Why am I here? I can't stay here! I have to go! I have to tell her!". Julia asks, "Tell her what, Joe?" Joe continues to babble, "He's in his room! You have to find him! I have to go to Collinwood and get Amy! She must never see him, understand? Do you understand?" Julia replies, "No, we don't". Joe continues, "Amy's not the only one in danger! Everyone is! Everyone!". Julia asks, "What kind of danger, Joe?", but Joe just replies, "No one should ever know! No one should ever see it!" Julia tries to calm Joe down, "You're in no danger here, Joe. Do you understand that? Look at me, Joe. Do you know who I am?" Joe nods. Julia asks, "Are you afraid of me?" Joe shakes his head no. Julia asks, "Then tell me what you saw", but Joe just sits there silent, not replying. Suddenly, he asks, "Maggie! Where's Maggie?" Julia replies, "At Collinwood". Joe babbles, "Chris, Chris, he'll go to Collinwood and get them! I've got to get Amy! I almost had her, I had her in my arms! YOU stopped me! Why?" Julia replies, "I didn't stop you. Amy didn't want to go with you". Joe says, "She didn't want to go with me because she doesn't know!" Julia asks, "Know what, Joe?", but Joe starts remembering the face of the werewolf and babbles, "No, you're not the one! You can't fool me!".
Chris comes and is let into the cell. Chris says, "Hey, Joe. It's me, Chris". Joe reacts to him with terror, screaming, "KEEP AWAY! Keep away from me! Don't come any closer! I still have the gun! I'll kill you!" and attacks Chris and tries to strangle him.
Chris and Sheriff Patterson hold Joe. Julia is holding a hypodermic needle. She assures Joe, "It's just something to help you sleep". Joe screams, "NO! I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP! THE DREAMS! AWFUL!! KILL ME, DO ANYTHING, JUST DON'T PUT ME TO SLEEP! I CAN'T STAND THE DREAMS!", but Julia injects him anyway. The sheriff tells Chris, "Let's go outside. I want to ask you some questions".
The sheriff asks Chris, "Do you know what might have happened to him?" Chris replies, "No". The sheriff asks, "Could you make anything of what he was saying?" Chris asks, "What was he saying?" The sheriff replies, "As far as we could make out, he saw something that drove him off the deep end. For some reason, he keeps saying the whole town's in danger". Chris asks, "What kind of danger?" The sheriff replies, "I don't know. We thought maybe you would. He kept mentioning your name. We thought he wanted to see you". Chris replies, "You can see from what happened that that isn't the case". The sheriff remarks, "In his condition, he probably didn't even recognize you. I wonder what he meant when he said, 'I still have the gun'. He wasn't carrying any gun when we found him".
Joe starts to dream. He dreams that he's in the cell with Chris. Chris starts to have the werewolf pains and becomes a werewolf. Joe exclaims, "Amy! I've got to get her away from here! I've got to get her to safety!". He suddenly finds himself in the foyer at Collinwood. The werewolf jumps from the landing down into foyer and tries to attack Joe, but Joe runs around the table avoiding him. The front door opens. It's Julia, holding a hypodermic needle. Joe exclaims, "Chris! He's trying to kill me!". Julia asks, "Chris is trying to kill you?" Joe clarifies, "No, the thing he becomes...", but when he looks back, the werewolf is gone. Joe now finds himself at Eagle Hill cemetery. He goes into the Collins family mausoleum and is surprised to find Chris there. He exclaims, "Chris! How is it possible that you're here? I saw you at Collinwood". Chris replies, "You must be mistaken. I wasn't at Collinwood. I haven't been there in a long time". Joe asks, "You don't remember me going to your room? You don't remember asking me to shoot you?" Chris exclaims, "Nothing like that's ever happened!". Joe remarks, "My God. Maybe none of it ever happened. Maybe it's all just a nightmare. Maybe it started that night at Maggie's house when that animal attacked me. I tore a piece off its shirt. I went to your room. It matched your shirt. You changed and tried to attack me!" Chris assures him that it was all a dream. Joe asks, "Why are you here at the mausoleum so late at night?" Chris replies, "You should know that. I'm always out late at night". Joe remarks, "But you weren't out last night when I visited you in your room at the Collinsport Inn". Chris exclaims, "Oh, I see! It's just a simple case of mistaken identity! Joe, you always did have trouble telling us brothers apart. I'm not Chris, I'm Tom". Joe exclaims, "You can't be! You're dead!". Tom replies, "Not at night. Only during the day". He bares his fangs. Joe screams, "NO! NO! STAY AWAY FROM ME! NO!". Terrified, he runs out of the mausoleum into the cemetery - only to find that the werewolf is outside. Joe looks back and sees Tom the vampire come out of the mausoleum. Both the vampire and the werewolf advance on Joe...
Chris, the sheriff and Julia are in the cell with Joe. Joe, now restrained in a straitjacket, awakens from his dream and screams, "NO! NO! NO! NO!". The sheriff asks Julia, "What happened? You said that drug would keep him out till morning". Julia replies, "He must have had a dream that woke him". The sheriff asks, "What are you going to do now?" Julia replies, "Call Windcliff. I'll take him there in the morning". Chris tells her, "I'm staying here with him till you take him away". Julia tells him, "Don't take it so hard, Chris. There's nothing you could have done". Joe sits there in the straitjacket, his mouth open and head lolling about slightly in insanity.
Note: This is the last we see of Joe Haskell. Poor fellow never does return from Windcliff in the remaining series. At this point, Joel Crothers leaves the series. We will, however, see him once again as Nathan Forbes when part of one of the 1796 episodes is shown again as a flashback.
December 25, 1968 - Christmas. No show taped.
Barnabas is pacing around nervously in the foyer. The clock strikes 10:45. Julia comes in through the front door. Barnabas rushes over to her and asks, "Julia! Where have you been? I've been looking for you all night!". Julia explains, "I had to take Joe Haskell to Windcliff. In a straitjacket. He had a complete mental breakdown". She tells him that Joe had had some sort of traumatic experience which caused his breakdown, but was too incoherent to say exactly what it was. She adds, "I think we'd better tell Maggie about this". Barnabas asks Julia into the drawing room, telling her, Julia, "I have something to show you. I think I'm going to have to change my plans regarding the children". He takes her into the drawing room and tells her, "I have reason to think Vicki needs me". Julia exclaims, "But Vicki's gone!". Barnabas replies, "Yes, but she sent me a message from the past" and shows her the letter. Julia reads it, but is dubious about it and says, "It must some sort of wild practical joke!". Barnabas asks, "Who'd want to do that?" Julia replies, "I don't know, but look at that scrawl. Does it look like Vicki's handwriting? Does it mention her name? It isn't even signed!". This convinces Barnabas that the note isn't genuine and he decides not to cancel the trip to Boston. He tells Julia, "I'd better go talk to Carolyn. She's been at the mausoleum since morning". Julia asks, "Her mother?" Barnabas nods.
Barnabas goes to the mausoleum. Carolyn is there. Barnabas tells her, "Carolyn! You're mother's been pronounced dead!", but Carolyn replies, "She's not dead! She's still alive! And I'll stay here at Collinwood with her until she awakens!".
The children are in a room playing jacks. Julia comes into the room and asks, "Are you two packed and ready to leave yet?" The children look surprised. Julia remarks, "You look surprised. Why?" Amy replies, "We're not surprised. We just thought we had more time". Julia tells them they don't, that they'll be leaving soon. After Julia leaves, David says to Amy, "Quentin's going to be very angry with us!". Amy says, "We tried!". David says, "We'll have to try harder!", but Amy tells him, "There's not enough time. We're just going to have to tell Quentin we're going and there's nothing we can do about it".
Barnabas and Carolyn have returned to Collinwood. Barnabas tries to convince Carolyn to come along on the trip to Boston, but Carolyn refuses to leave Collinwood. David and Amy come down. David is carrying a camera. David says, "Barnabas! Carolyn! I have one picture left on this roll of film!" and tells them he'd like to take a picture of them. He pauses for a moment, then adds, "I think it'd be better if I took it outside". They go outside in front of the house. David remarks, "Let's see, the sun's supposed to be behind me", poses Barnabas and Julia with their backs to the front door, and snaps the picture, saying, "Here we go. There. Nothing to it". Barnabas replies, "Good. May I have a copy of the picture?" David replies, "Sure, I'll make some extra copies".
Carolyn and Julia are talking in the foyer. Carolyn asks Julia, "Have you noticed a change in David? He seems remote, like he's a mile away". Julia replies, "No, if anything, he seems happier now that Amy is living here". Harry Johnson comes into the room. Carolyn instructs him to go to the children's rooms, get their luggage and take it out to the car.
David and Amy are in David's darkroom. which adjoins his bedroom. David is developing his roll of film. When he starts developing the one he took of Barnabas and Carolyn, he exclaims, "Hey! What's that?" Amy asks, "What's what?" David replies, "It looks like there's someone else in this picture of Barnabas and Carolyn". Amy asks, "But how can that be? There was no one else there when you took the picture". David tells her, "Look for yourself". Amy does so and remarks, "It's very faint. It looks like the outline of someone. I wonder if Quentin did it". David points out, "Quentin can't do things like this. If he could, he wouldn't need our help", but Amy still thinks Quentin might have done it and adds, "If he did do it, maybe there's more he wants to tell us" and goes outside the darkroom into David's room (they are connected) and uses the haunted phone to talk to Quentin, "Yes...I'm listening...I'll tell David". She tells David, "Quentin is as puzzled as we are. He said he had nothing to do with it". Suddenly, they look up and see that Harry Johnson has just come into the room. He asks Amy, "Who are you talking to on the phone? Who's Quentin?" Amy replies, "No one. I was just pretending". Harry asks, "If you're talking to no one then why do you two look so guilty?" David, figuring that Harry wouldn't believe it anyway, tells Harry the truth - "This isn't a regular telephone. This is a spirit telephone. Amy was talking to a ghost". David is right. Harry doesn't believe it. He decides that Amy must just be pretending. Harry takes the luggage and sarcastically remarks, "Maybe you two ought to take that phone with you to Boston. Maybe your ghost friend will want to talk to you long distance" and leaves. Amy asks, "What are you going to do about the photo?" David replies, "Barnabas said he wanted a copy. Why don't I give him one?"
The clock in the foyer reads 2:00. Carolyn is in the foyer. Harry comes down with the luggage. Carolyn tells him to take the bags to the car. Barnabas comes into the foyer and asks Carolyn, "Are you sure you won't change your mind and join us?", but once again Carolyn refuses to do so, saying she'd prefer to stay at Collinwood. Barnabas warns Carolyn, "What you're waiting for would be a miracle". Carolyn replies, "Perhaps so". The children come down into the foyer. David hands Carolyn a large 8 x 11 photograph, saying, "Here's the picture I took of you and Barnabas". Carolyn tells the children, "Go to Mrs. Johnson. She has lunch ready for you". The children leave. Carolyn looks at the photograph and exclaims, "Barnabas! Look at this picture!". Barnabas looks at it and exclaims, "Oh my God!". Carolyn asks, "What is it? How'd it get into the picture?" Barnabas asks, "Where's Julia?" Carolyn replies, "She went into the drawing room a few minutes ago".
Barnabas takes the picture into the drawing room and exclaims, "Julia! Look at this! Look at the figure in the background! There's a woman hanging there!". Julia looks at the photograph. In the background, right between Barnabas and Carolyn, a few feet in the air, is a blurry image of what looks like a woman suspended in the air, her head at a funny angle. Julia remarks, "It's not too clear", but Barnabas says, "It's clear enough to me! It's Vicki! Now I'm sure Vicki needs my help and is trying to reach me!" He calls out, "Carolyn! My plans have changed! I'm staying here at Collinwood!".
Barnabas tells Julia, "Julia, it IS Vicki! At the gallows! In the past! I remember the clothing she wore! I must save her!". Julia asks, "If Vicki wanted to contact us, wouldn't there be an easier way? Why wouldn't she just appear to us?". Barnabas suggests, "Perhaps she's unable to" and again vows to save her. Julia asks, "How?" Barnabas replies, "By going back into the past, by reliving those days I lived when this house was new. I will conquer time and be by Vicki's side tonight!". Julia points out, "Barnabas, you can't just will yourself back into the past". Barnabas asks, "How do you know that?", and points out that the past seems very real to him, saying, "I can see my father in this room, calling for our servant Ben..." Julia asks, "Barnabas, what good are you going to do? You can't change history", but Barnabas insists that he can, "I'll go back before the hangings and save them both". David asks to see the picture. Barnabas gives it to him. David points at the mysterious figure and tells Amy, "I think this picture is Vicki!". Amy asks, "How could it be Vicki? She's gone away", then asks, "Where DID she go?" Barnabas tells her, "Exactly where Mrs. Stoddard told you she went. On a long, long trip". David asks about the trip to Boston. Barnabas tells the children that he's decided to cancel the trip to Boston. The children pretend to be disappointed. Julia tries to ease their "disappointment" by telling them she'll tell Maggie to take them to the movies. After the children leave the room, Julia begs Barnabas, "Barnabas, please don't go back into the past! Please, please!".
Outside the house, David and Amy rejoice, "We aren't going! We aren't going!" Amy happily says, "Now we can go to the room and play the game all we want!".
Julia comes down the stairs into the foyer. She tells Barnabas, "I've told Maggie", then noticing that Barnabas is preparing to go out, asks, "Where are you going?" Barnabas remarks, "I don't know if I should tell you. I know you don't sympathize with my concerns", then tells her, "Professor Stokes helped Peter Bradford go into the past. Maybe he can help me too". Vicki hasn't much time left. I have a feeling she's going to be hanged tonight!".
David and Amy are wandering around in Eagle Hill cemetery. David tells Amy, "I know every grave here. There's one grave that's from way back in 1701!". He adds, "All the graves here are old. They don't bury people here any more". Amy points to a newly dug grave, still an unfilled hole in the ground, and asks, "Then what's that?" David is puzzled. He reads the headstone on the grave next to the new one and remarks, "Peter Bradford. I think I've heard Vicki mention that name before, but I don't know who it is". Looking at the new grave, he wonders, "But whose grave could that be? Whose? Who could be burying someone here? They'd need my father's permission". Amy asks, "Is there a caretaker here?" David replies, "Yes, but he's almost as old as the cemetery. He wouldn't be able to help". Amy suggests that they try anyway.
Barnabas and Julia are at Professor Stokes' house. Barnabas has shown Stokes the photograph and explains that he wants go to back to the past to save Vicki and asks for help in doing so. Stokes asks, "Mr. Collins, what do think I am? Some sort of travel agent through time?" Barnabas reminds Stokes, "You gave Peter Bradford an herb that took him back into time". Stokes replies that he now has a theory about Peter Bradford/Jeff Clark: that there actually was a Jeff Clark in this time, that when Peter Bradford came to the present, he "borrowed" Jeff Clark's body, and when Peter Bradford returned to the past, the body of Jeff Clark returned to whatever part of the world he was from. But Barnabas insists, "Give me the herb! Let me see what happens! Please! Please! Give me the herb!", but Stokes replies, "It will have no effect on you". Barnabas asks, "How do you know?" Stokes replies, "I took some of it myself. Mr. Collins, unless you are from another century, the herb will produce nothing but a mild depression". Barnabas remarks, "Perhaps I AM from another century!". Julia, shocked that Barnabas would say this, coughs to try to tell him to shut up. Stokes jokes, "Then that would be the best kept secret in Collinsport, wouldn't it".
The children, unable to find the caretaker, return to the new grave. They find that it has been filled it. David wonders who the person who filled it up could be, noting that there are no vehicles parked outside the gate.
Stokes tells Barnabas, "I'm sorry, Mr. Collins. There's nothing I can do. Mr. Bradford was pulled back into his own time". Julia notes, "And he pulled Vicki back". Stokes asks, "There's no one to pull you back, is there, Mr. Collins? Vicki is probably unable to do so". Julia adds, "And Peter Bradford is probably unwilling to do so because he's afraid you want to take Vicki away from him".
At the cemetery, Amy remarks, "This can't be the wrong place!". David notes that it isn't, "It's right by Peter Bradford's tombstone, remember?" Amy wonders, "Could Quentin have done it?", but David tells her, "Quentin isn't strong enough to leave his room". Amy asks, "What are we going to do?" David replies, "I think we should go find Barnabas".
Barnabas returns to Collinwood. Julia apologizes to Barnabas for impugning his motives and accusing him of really wanting to go back in time not only to help Vicki by to take her from Peter. The children return and tell them about the mysterious grave at Eagle Hill cemetery. Barnabas asks, "Where at Eagle Hill cemetery?" David replies, "Right next to the grave marked Peter Bradford". Barnabas tells them Mrs. Johnson has dinner ready and tells them to go eat it. After the children go to dinner, Barnabas tells Julia, "If Vicki were to be hung tonight, the grave WOULD be dug today! I'm going to the graveyard!". Julia tells him, "I'm going with you". Barnabas warns her, "I warn you. You may come back alone!".
Barnabas and Julia are at the cemetery. Julia tells Barnabas, "I know where the grave of Peter Bradford is. Vicki took me there once". They go to grave of Peter Bradford and look at the spot where the children said there was a new grave, but find no trace of one. Grass grows on that spot, indicating no new grave has been dug there for a long time. Julia notes, "Look. No sign of freshly dug earth". Barnabas begs, "Peter Bradford! She needs my help! Will you let me save you both?", but nothing happens. Julia asks, "Barnabas, what good is this going to do? It's up to them to come to you. Let's go back to the house". Barnabas reluctantly agrees, "Yes. Let's go back to the house". They turn and walk away. Suddenly, Barnabas stops and says, "Wait!". Julia asks, "What is it, Barnabas?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know". They hear a noise. They go back to the grave. They are shocked to see that a gravestone has appeared above the grave to the left of Peter Bradford's; it reads, "Victoria Winters. Hanged as a witch in 1796". They are shocked...
At Eagle Hill Cemetery, Barnabas and Julia have found the grave of Victoria Winters, who was “hanged as a witch” in 1796. Barnabas is determined he needs to travel to the past to stop Vicki's death, but Julia tells him that she went back before, and escaped. Barnabas reasons that because this time there was no one in the 20th century to take her place and the tombstone is the proof. Julia asks what happened on the night Vicki was hanged. Barnabas tells the story of Naomi Collins suicide and his plan to take revenge on Nathan Forbes's a flashback. He begins when Joshua Collins arrived in the Drawing room and told him that Naomi was dead.
Continuing his story, Barnabas recalls Joshua's plan to destroy Barnabas to end the curse. Joshua has discovered that a silver bullet fired to the heart will destroy a vampire instantly and he has arranged to have six silver bullets made. Barnabas agrees it is for the best, but first he wants to kill Lt. Forbes. Joshua tries to talk Barnabas out of it, but Barnabas is determined. Barnabas tells Julia how he found Forbes at The Eagle. Barnabas tells Forbes that he is responsible for Naomi's death, about his attempt to kill Daniel and his attempts to drive Millicent insane. Nathan pulls a gun on Barnabas and shoots. Barnabas, unhurt, tells Forbes he is already dead and then disappears after telling him he will die when the clock strikes 9pm.
Forbes runs to Joshua and tells him he tried to kill Barnabas. Joshua tells him that Barnabas is a vampire, placed under a curse and he is surprised Forbes is still alive. Forbes begs him to force Barnabas to stop, but Joshua tells him he has already asked Barnabas to stop, only because he does not want more bloodshed. He then excuses himself as he does not want to be there when Barnabas kills again. Forbes confronts Ben who tells him how he can kill Barnabas. Nathan tries to run away, but hears the dogs howling, which Ben tells him is a sign Barnabas is near. Forbes goes back to Joshua in his study at 8:56pm and there he sees a crossbow on the wall. He asks Joshua to leave and gets the crossbow ready. Barnabas enters Collinwood, unaware of Forbes' plan. Barnabas enters the study and sees the crossbow, too late. Nathan fires a shot into Barnabas' chest, missing the heart. Barnabas kills Forbes.
Barnabas continues his story, telling her that after Forbes was dead he and Joshua planned his destruction. Barnabas asks his father for two things: to free Ben Stokes and to stop Victoria's execution. Joshua agrees to the first and tells Barnabas he will write to the Governor and try to get him for a stay of execution and a new trial. Joshua attempts to tell Barnabas he loves him, but Barnabas stops him, fearful that it will make his father weaken. He tells Julia that he does not know what happened, but he must have told Ben to place the chains around his coffin. He tells her he stayed there in the coffin until Willie Loomis freed him. He tells Julia he should have not killed Forbes, and this time he will make Forbes recant his testimony. Julia tells him even if he could travel back he could not control anything, that Forbes could have better aim and that if he changes anything in the past it could set off a chain reaction that destroys him. She also points out he will be a vampire when he returns and he may still be a vampire when he does return.
He tells Julia to leave and return in 48 hours and then starts an incantation to Peter Bradford. When he finishes he turns around to see Julia and the gravestones of Peter Bradford and Victoria Winters fade away. He turns around wearing his cloak from 1796 and bears his fangs.
Barnabas bares his fangs, realizing he's a vampire again. He sees that the graves of Peter and Vicki are gone and realizes he's back in 1796 again. Ben Stokes sees Barnabas and, surprised to see him, remarks, "I thought you had gone to see Nathan Forbes". Barnabas rambles on about how he's going to change history. Ben is puzzled and asks, "What are you talking about?", but Barnabas does not explain. He orders Ben to lie to Joshua that Nathan Forbes has escaped to Bangor and he, Barnabas has followed in pursuit. Ben protests, "But when Mr. Joshua hears that, he'll go to Bangor". Barnabas replies, "That's exactly what I want". He tells Ben, "Nathan will come to Collinwood a little before 9:00. You are sure Nathan finds his way to Joshua's den".
Barnabas again confronts Nathan Forbes at the Eagle. Everything happens as before, except this time Barnabas, instead of killing Nathan, tells him, "Come to Collinwood at 9:00. If you do what I ask, I may let you live".
Barnabas shows up at Vicki's cell. Vicki is shocked to see him. She tells him she thought he was dead. Barnabas replies that he isn't, that everyone just thinks he is, that Angelique, who's the real witch, put a curse on him. Vicki asks how the curse ended, but Barnabas evades the question. He tells her he will try to save her from hanging. Vicki tells Barnabas the she's in love with a young man. Barnabas replies, "Yes, I know. Peter Bradford". Vicki asks him how he could know. Barnabas lies that he learned it from Ben. Vicki reminds Barnabas that she had told him she had come from the future and tells him that she had returned to the future, but came back into the past to be with Peter - in death, if necessary. Barnabas tells her that won't be necessary because he'll try to save them both.
Nathan rushes to Collinwood to see Joshua, as the first time. But this time Joshua is not there. Ben tells Nathan that Joshua has left town on a trip. Nathan tells Ben about how his shooting Barnabas had no effect. Ben tells Nathan that Barnabas is a vampire. The scene proceeds much as the first time, with Ben doing Joshua's lines. Ben goes into Joshua's den. Nathan follows, continuing to beg for help. When Nathan sees the crossbow, he asks Ben to leave him to his fate.
Nathan aims the crossbow at the door, waiting for Barnabas to enter. But this time, Barnabas, worried that Nathan might not miss his heart as he did the first time, does things a little differently. The clock strikes nine, but nothing happens. No one comes through the door. Nathan, puzzled, opens the door and looks outside, but sees no one there. He closes the door and locks it. Suddenly, he hears Barnabas' voice calling, "Nathan! Nathan Forbes!". He looks around the room but sees nothing and demands, "Where are you?". Barnabas materializes behind him...
Barnabas grabs Nathan from behind and disarms him. Nathan asks Barnabas, "What do you want?". Barnabas tells him, "I want you to write a confession that you lied in your testimony against Vicki, and that you lied about seeing Peter Bradford kill Noah Gifford. If you don't, I will kill you". Nathan refuses. Instead, he tries to strike a deal with Barnabas, saying he thinks he threat to kill him is a hollow, that he can't kill him because that would seal Vicki and Peter's fates. Barnabas replies, "I don't have to kill you. There's another way", and bares his fangs. Nathan shrinks from him in terror.
Barnabas summons Ben to the den and tells him, "We'll take Forbes to the authorities now". Ben asks, "How can we take him to the authorities? He knows what you are". Barnabas replies, "We need not worry. Forbes has no willpower left now".
In the den, Nathan is sitting in a chair, looking dazed. In his hand is a signed confession. Barnabas asks, "Do you know what you are to do?". Nathan replies, "Yes. I am to say that I wrote and signed the confession of my own free will".
Barnabas and Ben take Nathan out of the house. Millicent sees them leaving and follows them.
Having taken Nathan to the authorities, Barnabas and Ben are on the docks, discussing what's just happened. Barnabas tells Ben his plan has only partially worked. Peter has been released from gaol, but Vicki is still scheduled to hang, the judge believing that there is enough other incriminating evidence against her to prove her guilt aside from Nathan's testimony. Ben notes that there are only two hours left till midnight when Vicki is scheduled to hang and asks, "What are we going to do?". Spying a tart who's just come out onto the docks, Barnabas tells Ben, "I'll think of something", and orders him to go back to Collinwood.
Nathan is now in gaol. Millicent visits him at his cell, telling him she saw Barnabas and Ben take him from Collinwood. Nathan tells her, "Maybe you can help me.."
On the docks, after Ben leaves, the tart tries to seduce Barnabas. Barnabas tries hard to resist his impulses, but the tart tells him he looks familiar, then recognizes him, "You're Barnabas Collins, aren't you?" Barnabas replies, "No!", but the tart continues, "Sure you are! I used to see you all the time going to your father's office. Wait till I tell the girls I've met you!". Barnabas growls, "You're not going to tell anyone!" and bares his fangs, preparing to attack her. The tart, terrified, steps back, trying to get away, but falls off the docks into the water.
At the gaol, Nathan tries to explain to the mentally unstable Millicent that Barnabas is a vampire. He tries to tell her what she must do - prepare a sharp wooden stake and hammer, go to the tower room during the day, and drive the stake through Barnabas' heart.
Barnabas returns to Collinwood and babbles about having forgotten how strong the urge is. Ben has no idea what Barnabas is talking about. He tells Barnabas that there's only an hour left before midnight. Barnabas tells Ben that the only way to save Vicki now is to break her out of jail. Ben warns Barnabas, "That will be difficult to do. The jail is well guarded". Barnabas goes into Joshua's den to think. He is shocked to find the tart's body there.
January 1, 1969 - New Year's Day. No show taped.
Barnabas goes to Ben and tells him about the body's mysterious appearance in the den. They go to the den to fetch the body to get rid of it, but are surprised to find Angelique sitting where the body was. She tells Barnabas she had been impersonating the body, then orders Ben to leave, saying she would like to speak to Barnabas in private. Ben leaves. Angelique tells Barnabas that she too is from the future, that she has been consigned permanently to this era as punishment for her actions in 1968. She tells him she knows he is also from the future, that he has come back in time to save Vicki from hanging. She tells him she will use her powers to help him save Vicki if he will agree to stay in the past and be with her. Seeing no other way to save Vicki, Barnabas reluctantly agrees.
After Angelique leaves, Ben tells Barnabas he overheard parts of what Angelique said and warns him not to trust her, saying, "She's never done anything but Evil her entire life! You can't trust her!". Barnabas replies, "There's nothing else I can do. I must take the risk".
It is almost time for Vicki's hanging. Peter tries to comfort Vicki in her cell. Barnabas arrives and tells Vicki that there's still a chance. He tells her, "Go to the gallows". Vicki exclaims, "What?!". Barnabas continues, "You will be safe if you do what I tell you to do. When you are asked if you want a mask, refuse it. Then, don't panic. Don't be afraid. Something unexpected my happen". The jailer comes and announces that time for the hanging has come. Barnabas tells Vicki, "Remember what I said! Remember every word!". Peter says, "And remember I love you, and no matter what happens, I'll find you!". The jailer tells Vicki, "You must come with me now". Peter says, "Remember, Vicki, I love you! And no matter what happens, I'll find you!". The jailer takes Vicki away. Barnabas assures Peter Vicki will be all right. Peter asks, "How?" Barnabas tells Peter, "Angelique will save her. She will be there when we get to the courtyard. Before they can hang Vicki, she will fall to the ground as if dead. When we take her back to Collinwood, she will revive". Peter asks, "But Angelique is the witch who has been persecuting Vicki! Why would she want to help her?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know, but she's agreed to". The sound of the drums announcing the upcoming hanging is heard.
They go to the courtyard, but are shocked to find that Angelique is not there. Peter asks, "Where's Angelique?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know! She promised to be here!". The executioner prepares Vicki for the handing. Barnabas says, "Angelique! Angelique! Where are you, Angelique? You must appear! You must appear!". An official raises his hand to signal to the executioner to do the hanging. Barnabas shouts, "Angelique! Angelique!". Peter screams, NO! NO!" and tries to stop the hanging, but is held back by some jailers. He screams, "Remember, Vicki! I love you, and I'll find you!". Barnabas again screams, "Angelique! Angelique!". The ladder is kicked out from under Vicki's feet. Vicki is hanged.
Vicki is cut down from the gallows. Peter gently holds her and cradles her head. He tells the jailers, "I'm not going to let you take her away from me. I'm going to keep her with me". A jailer replies, "You have the right to claim the body and dispose of it as you wish". Peter tells Barnabas, "You failed me, and I trusted you...". Barnabas sadly replies, "I take full responsibility".
Peter and Barnabas claim Vicki's body and bring it back to Collinwood. They place the body on a table. Ben tells Barnabas, "I was afraid this would happen! You should never have trusted the witch!". Peter kisses Vicki on the cheek, then leaves. Barnabas says to the body, "Vicki, I did everything I could to save you. I failed..." Ben asks, "What about the witch?" Barnabas angrily tells Ben that Angelique promised to come see him at the next sunset, and says he'll deal with Angelique then if she shows up.
After everyone leaves the room, Angelique appears and gloats over the body of Vicki. She says, "Victoria Winters, you're under my powers now, and I will never release you from my spell! If you should live, Barnabas would love you, and he shall never have the woman he loves!"
Angelique continues to gloat over the body of Vicki and says, "Maybe I'll release you after you're buried and let you did of premature burial! Then you will die again, you will die a death more horrible than any other, but a fitting one for the woman Barnabas loves!".
Barnabas awakens in his coffin in the tower room. Ben is there waiting for him. Barnabas asks Ben, "Are you ready Ben?" Ben replies, "Aye, I'm ready". Barnabas says, "Good!".
Barnabas is now alone in the tower room, Ben having left. Angelique comes, as promised. Barnabas remarks, "So you actually came!". Angelique replies, "I told you I would". Barnabas angrily says, "You betrayed me! You let Vicki hang!". Angelique replies, "She had to undergo the hanging". Barnabas growls, "So you betrayed me!". Angelique replies, "No. She was under my spell at the time. When I release her from the spell, she will revive". Barnabas asks, "And when will that be?" Angelique replies, "When we leave here together and go away". Barnabas asks, "You expect me to trust you?!". Angelique replies, "If you refuse to come with me, she will die in the most horrible way imaginable!", but Barnabas tells her, "No! It is you who will face death! By fire!". Ben comes into the room holding a torch. Angelique screams, "No!". Ben sets her aflame with the torch, shouting, "Burn! Burn! Burn!". Angelique burns up, screaming horribly.
Downstairs in the drawing room, Peter hears Angelique's screams coming from upstairs, then is startled to see Vicki suddenly come back to life. He exclaims, "Vicki! Vicki, you're alive!". They embrace.
Upstairs, Barnabas says, "She's gone!". Ben echoes, "Aye, she's gone!". Barnabas remarks, "It's hard to believe we've finally been able to get rid of her", then tells Ben, "Take her ashes and scatter them to the winds!" Ben replies, "Nothing would give me more pleasure!". They leave the tower room.
Natalie DuPres sees Ben and Barnabas leaving the tower room, but they do not see her. Natalie, shocked, says to herself, "Barnabas! But he is dead!". She goes inside the tower room.
Down in the drawing room, Vicki asks Peter, "I was dead?" Peter replies, "I saw you hang!", then asks, "What's the last thing you remember?" Vicki replies, "Standing at the gallows. Then the next thing I remember is being here with you". Peter remarks, "I don't need an explanation. Being here with you is good enough with me!".
Barnabas goes down into the drawing room and is surprised to see Vicki alive, embracing and kissing Peter. He exclaims, "Vicki!".
Upstairs, Natalie goes into the tower room and finds the empty coffin. She is joined by Millicent, who says, "I've been looking all over the house for you". Natalie tells Millicent, "Barnabas! Barnabas, I've seen him! He's alive!". Millicent replies that she's seen him too, but everyone keeps telling her Barnabas is dead and will not believe her. Natalie protests, "But I saw him die!", then theorizes, "Perhaps he didn't really die", then asks, "This coffin, what's it doing here? Perhaps I didn't really see Barnabas. Perhaps I only imagined seeing him", but Millicent tells her, "No, others have seen him too. My husband has seen him. He said the most outrageous things". She tells Natalie of Nathan's strange request to her to drive a stake through Barnabas' heart, and says she doesn't understand why Nathan would want her to do such a thing. Natalie remarks, "I think I'm beginning to..".
In the drawing room, Barnabas exclaims, "A miracle! I don't know how this could have happened!", then says, "Maybe Angelique did have a spell on you, and when she was engulfed in flames, the spell was broken". He tells Peter,
It is a little later. Peter comes down into the drawing room and tells Barnabas, "Everything's packed". Barnabas replies, "Go! Go far away!". Peter replies, "I think it would be best for us to go to the far west where no one has ever heard of us". Vicki comes down. Barnabas and Peter go out into the foyer and join her there. Barnabas tells Peter and Vicki, "I will never see either of you again. Be happy, both of you". Peter thanks Barnabas. Barnabas replies, "The fact that Vicki is alive is thanks enough for me". Vicki asks Peter to let her speak to Barnabas alone. Peter replies, "Sure" and goes out the front doors. Vicki tells Barnabas, "I just wanted to say goodbye to you. No matter what happens, I will always feel close to you. No matter where I am, I'll feel you're somewhere close to me". Barnabas says, "Goodbye, Vicki". Vicki replies, "Goodbye, Barnabas". She kisses him warmly, then leaves.
Upstairs, Natalie tells Millicent, "It's doesn't seem possible, yet it must be! There are legends of dead men who live at night and exist on the blood of others! I should have known! Poor Josette, before she died, how pale she was. He was trying to make her what he is! That's why she jumped off Widow's Hill! Barnabas Collins destroyed Josette! I will avenge her death! As God is my witness, I will destroy Barnabas Collins!".
In the foyer, Ben asks Barnabas, "Mr. Barnabas, you keep talking about returning. Where are you returning to?" Barnabas replies, "I told Julia I'd be returning in 48 hours". Ben asks, "Returning to where?" Barnabas replies, "The cemetery". Ben is puzzled, but Barnabas replies, "No time to explain! I've got to go right now!". They leave through the front door. Natalie and Millicent see them leaving and follow.
At the cemetery, Barnabas tells Ben, "There it is, Ben. The spot where Julia and I stood". Ben wonders, "Julia?" Barnabas tells Ben, "Whatever you see happen, accept it", then calls to Julia, asking her to pull him back to the future, "Julia! Hear me! Hear my voice calling you through the centuries! Hear me and draw me to you, forward in time! Julia, let me return to you! Julia, hear my voice, hear me..."
Natalie and Millicent spy on them from behind some bushes. Nothing happens, and Barnabas tells Ben, "Perhaps I cannot return this way. Perhaps I'll have to let time take its course and let Julia find me the way Willie found me the first time". Ben has no idea what Barnabas is talking about and wonders out loud, "Who is Willie?".
Barnabas takes Ben to the secret room in the mausoleum. Unknown to them, Natalie and Millicent have followed and are spying on them. Barnabas tells Ben, "I am not returning to Collinwood this morning. I will stay here". Ben asks, "Why?", but Barnabas replies, "I cannot answer your questions". He tells Ben he is to get a cross and some chains and instructs him how he is to seal him in his coffin when he returns. Ben remarks, "I wish I could understand". Barnabas replies, "You could never understand, Ben. Make sure no one disturbs my final resting place. Goodbye, Ben. You've been a good friend". Ben leaves. Barnabas goes into his coffin.
A little later, Natalie returns with Nathan Forbes, whom she managed to get released from gaol. She has brought him to destroy Barnabas, and has supplied him with hammer and stake for that purpose. They go into the secret room, open the coffin, and find Barnabas lying in it. Natalie orders, "Destroy him!" Nathan places the stake over Barnabas' heart, and raises the hammer to strike. The screen goes dark, and a loud banging sound is heard...
Natalie returns with Nathan Forbes, whom she managed to get released from gaol. She has brought him to destroy Barnabas, and has supplied him with hammer and stake for that purpose. They go into the secret room, open the coffin, and find Barnabas lying in it. Natalie orders, "Destroy him!" Nathan places the stake over Barnabas' heart, and raises the hammer to strike. The screen goes dark, and a loud banging sound is heard...
But the banging sound is not that of hammer hitting stake, but of Ben, who has returned with chains and tools, dropping some tools outside. Seeing what Forbes is about to do, Ben attacks him and knocks him out. Natalie screams, "You can't stop Forbes! Do you know what Barnabas is? Do you know what he did to Josette?!" Ben tries to convince Natalie that Barnabas wasn't responsible for his actions, saying, "He was the victim of a curse by the witch, Angelique!" As he is doing so, Forbes regains consciousness, pulls out a gun and aims it at Ben, but Ben attacks Forbes anyway, manages to disarm him and kills him. Natalie tries to leave, but Ben tells her he can't let her go now because she knows too much. Natalie tries to flee. Ben grabs her and tries to stop her, but accidentally strangles and kills her in the process.
In 1969, it is the night after the one on which Barnabas was supposed to return. Julia tells Willie that she plans to go to the cemetery again tonight and try to pull Barnabas back again. Willie tells her he'll go with her.
At the cemetery, Willie notices that the graves of Vicki and Peter have disappeared and asks how that can be. Julia tells him that it must mean Barnabas was successful in saving them in the past. Julia tries to call Barnabas back, but nothing happens.
In the past, Barnabas awakens and asks Ben why he did not do as he had asked. Ben tells Barnabas what happened and bemoans the fact that he is now a double murderer. Barnabas tells Ben that he, Ben, must dispose of the bodies and then get rid of Natalie's clothes and things at Collinwood, that he is to tell Joshua that Natalie returned to Paris when he returns from Bangor, that they don't have to come up with a story as to what happened to Forbes because the authorities will think he just skipped town. He tells Ben, "I cannot face living as a vampire again. You are to chain me in my coffin tonight".
In the present, at the old house, Julia is sitting in an armchair looking depressed. Willie brings Julia a tray with a bowl of soup and some crackers, telling her to eat, saying, "Come on, Julia, you've been sitting there for hours!" but Julia, worried about Barnabas, refuses. Willie suggests, "Maybe he decided to stay back there", but Julia doesn't believe it, saying, "No, you know what he is back there. Terrible! There must be something we can do". Willie, like Barnabas, theorizes that maybe Barnabas may have to come to the future the way he did the first time, chained in his coffin in the secret room. Julia dismisses this as nonsense, but Willie decides to go check anyway.
Willie goes to the secret room and opens the coffin but finds it empty and leaves. Moments after he leaves, chains materialize around the coffin, and Barnabas materializes inside, screaming for help.
Willie returns to the old house and tells Julia the coffin was empty. Julia goes upstairs to bed. Willie hears the sound of a woman crying. Josette's ghost appears. Willie exclaims, "Josette! What do you want?", but the ghost vanishes. Willie excitedly calls Julia down and tells her what he saw, saying, "Julia, she's never appeared to either of us except when Barnabas is in trouble!". Willie starts to hear the sound of a heart beating coming from the portrait of Barnabas above the fireplace, the one Sam painted. Julia asks, "Willie, what is it?" Willie asks, "Don't you hear it?" Julia asks, "Hear what?" Willie replies, "The heartbeat! Coming from the portrait! Julia, that's what I heard before, the first time I found Barnabas! Julia, Barnabas is out there! It means he's in his coffin in the mausoleum, alive!". Julia points out to Willie that he's already looked in the coffin in the secret room and it was empty. Willie replies, "It was empty then, but not now!". He is right. Barnabas is in his coffin crying for help...
Willie and Julia go to the secret room in the mausoleum. Willie tells Julia, "The chains weren't here when I came earlier. They must mean Barnabas is in there!". Willie starts to break the chains, but then pauses, noting, "Barnabas might be a vampire again". Julia tells him to continue. Willie breaks the chains and opens the coffin. Barnabas is in there. Julia checks Barnabas and announces, "He is alive". She happily notes, "It's morning. The sunlight coming through the door have no effect on him. He is not a vampire".
At Collinwood, Carolyn is preparing a bouquet of flowers. Amy asks what she's doing. Carolyn replies that she's preparing some flowers to take to her mother's grave and the graves of some ancestors. Amy asks if she can go along. Carolyn replies, "No. The cemetery is no place for children", but Amy manages to convince Carolyn to take her along.
In the secret room, Barnabas, who has regained consciousness, tells Julia and Willie that he managed to destroy Angelique by fire, and she is gone forever. He also tells them he managed to save both Peter and Vicki. Willie asks, "How?", but Barnabas replies, "It's a long story. I'll tell you when we return to the old house". They exit the secret room, but hear Carolyn's voice outside coming towards the mausoleum and retreat back into the secret room, closing the door behind them. Carolyn and Amy come into the mausoleum. Amy catches a glimpse of the secret door closing and tells Carolyn, who did not see it, "The wall moved!". Carolyn tries to convince Amy that that's impossible. Inside the secret room, the bag of tools Willie had brought to release Barnabas falls off the steps onto the ground, causing a noise, which Amy and Carolyn hear outside. Carolyn becomes frightened. She tells Amy, "It's nothing, probably just a branch hitting the outside of the mausoleum", but her tone of voice indicates that she herself doesn't believe this. She hurriedly puts some flowers on the sarcophagi and leaves, taking Amy with her.
When Carolyn and Amy return to Collinwood, Amy goes into the drawing room. She finds David there. David reprimands Amy for leaving the house, saying Quentin wants them to play the game again. Amy tells David she doesn't want to play it right now and refuses to go up into the room with him. But David, adamant that they play the game, says, "You're coming with me!", grabs Amy's arm, puts it in a hammerlock and starts to drag her out of the room, but Carolyn comes into the room, is shocked to see David treating Amy this way, scolds him for hurting Amy and tells him to go to his room and stay there for the rest of the day as punishment. She tells David she'll go and have Mrs. Johnson prepare a tray for him to eat lunch in his room, then leaves the room to do so. David turns to Amy and tells her, "Now we can't play the game and it's all your fault!" Amy asks, "Will Quentin be very angry?" David replies, "You know he will be!", then says menacingly, "I'm going to get even with Carolyn!". Barnabas comes into the drawing room to talk to the children. They tell him they don't feel like going to Boston anymore. Barnabas tells them, "If you don't want to go, I'll cancel the trip". Carolyn returns. She tells Barnabas that she's grounded David to his room because he's been bad and takes David up to his room.
Up in David's room, David tries to apologize to Carolyn for what he did, but Carolyn refuses to accept his apology, saying, "I don't believe a word you've said. You've gotten quite deceptive lately. You and Amy are up to something. I think you've even been taking her to the West Wing." She tells David she'll get his lunch and leaves. David throws a tantrum, throwing things around his room.
Late at night, Amy sneaks into David's room. David is still awake, sitting in a chair and looking ominously calm. He tells Amy, "I've decided what we're going to do". Amy asks, "You have?" David replies, "We're REALLY going to play the game this time". Amy asks, "We are?". David replies, "Yes. This time, Carolyn's going to play with us!".
There's a knock at the door. Amy hides. Maggie comes in. She asks David if Amy's in there with him. David lies that she isn't, but Maggie tells him she knows he's lying because she heard them talking through the door when she was outside. Amy comes out of hiding. Carolyn asks Amy what she's doing there, saying "You know Carolyn told you two you weren't to play together today". Amy lies that she had a terrible nightmare that David was dead and was afraid, so she came to talk to David. There's a knock at the door. Amy hides. Maggie answers the door. It's Mrs. Johnson. She asks, "Is Amy in here? She isn't in her room", but Maggie lies that she isn't. Mrs. Johnson remarks, "It's lucky for her she's not. Miss Carolyn gave strict orders they were not to play with one another today" and leaves. The children thank Maggie for not telling Mrs. Johnson. After Maggie leaves, Amy asks David, "Are we going to play the game with Maggie?" David replies, "No". Amy says, "That's good. She's nice. I wouldn't want to see her hurt". David tells Amy, "Go to your room and put on your clothes. We'll go when it's safe. We're going to play the game TONIGHT".
Chris takes Carolyn home from a dinner date. In the garden, Carolyn offers to let him to stay in the cottage (the one where Matthew Morgan lived, then later Laura Collins). Chris asks, "How far is it from the house?" Carolyn replies, "Quite far". Chris asks, "Is it isolated?" Carolyn replies, "Yes, why?" Chris replies, "I like privacy". Carolyn tells him, "If you move in there, you'll have lots of privacy". Chris accepts. Carolyn remarks, "You look at me like you want to kiss me". Chris admits he does, "Yeah". Carolyn asks, "But you never do. Why not?" Chris replies, "Because I've come to like you too much..." Carolyn is puzzled and asks him to explain. Chris says, "Because you're a Collins and I'm just a Jennings". Carolyn tells him that doesn't matter. He kisses her.
Amy goes to David's room. She is dressed in the old dress, and David is dressed in the old boy's suit. David tells Amy, "We're not going to the West Wing this time. We're going to a room in the deserted servant's quarters". They light some candles, and go there. Amy asks David, "Why does Quentin want us to come here?". David replies, "I don't know". Amy suddenly says, "I know why Quentin wants us to come here! I who's room it is. It's MINE." David asks, "Who are you?" Amy replies, "I'm Beth" David asks, "And who am I?" Amy replies, "You're Quentin". Both Amy and David start to talk strangely, as if they were indeed Beth and Quentin. Amy says, "I'm afraid of them both". David replies, "I'm not afraid". Amy says, "She hates you so, and so does he". David says, "I'm not afraid of her curses. I'm tired of them interfering. I'm going to put an end to it". They are interrupted when Mrs. Johnson, who's heard them talking, comes into the room to investigate. She asks them, "What are you two doing? You know Miss Carolyn said you're not supposed to play together today. And you're supposed to be in bed. And those clothes! What are you doing in those clothes?" Amy replies, "We found them in an old trunk. We're playing dress-up". Mrs. Johnson says, "But I heard you two saying some strange things!". Amy explains, "It's all part of the game. We're pretending we're other people". Mrs. Johnson tells them they should go to bed. David asks Mrs. Johnson what she's going to do now. Mrs. Johnson replies, "I'm going to have to tell Miss Carolyn". The children beg her not to, but she tells them, "Don't argue. Go to bed!".
When Mrs. Johnson goes back upstairs, the runs into Maggie in the foyer and tells her of finding the children in a room in the basement. She tells Maggie, "Maggie, there's something peculiar about those children. When I came upon them, they were saying strange things, dressed in strange clothes. They were wearing clothes from another century. They said they found them and were playing dress-up". Maggie remarks, "That's not so strange. I used to play dress up when I was a child". Mrs. Johnson continues, "I don't know. I'm frightened of the children". Maggie asks, "Frightened? How?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I don't know. I can't put a finger on it. They've changed, particularly David. He's somehow become sly, sinister".
In David's room, Amy tells David, "I feel different now. I don't feel the same way I did downstairs. I don't feel like Beth", but David insists, "YOU'RE BETH! You know the rules of the game! When we're wearing these clothes, you're Beth and I'm Quentin!", then tells her, "We've got to be more careful. We can't get caught again". Amy asks, "What are we going to do now?" David replies, "Something's going to happen to Mrs. Johnson". Amy asks, "What?" David replies, "You'll see! You'll see!".
It is the next day. David and Amy are playing the children's card game "War" with a deck of oversized cards in the drawing room. Outside in the foyer, Mrs. Johnson comes in through the front door, returning from grocery shopping. Maggie tells her, "Carolyn wants you to clean up the cottage for Chris Jennings to live in." Mrs. Johnson remarks, "I don't like the cottage. Nothing good ever happened there when Matthew Morgan lived there, and nothing good ever happened there afterwards. I think it's cursed." Inside the drawing room, the children listen to Mrs. Johnson and Maggie talking out in the foyer. They decide to use Mrs. Johnson's fear of the cottage in their plans against her.
Mrs. Johnson fetches her son Harry to help he and goes to the cottage to get it ready.
The children asks Maggie if they can go out and play. Maggie replies, "No. It's too late in the afternoon. It'll be getting dark soon". They complain that they're bored, and finally convince her to play hide and seek with them, with her being "it". Maggie goes into the room under the stairs, and slowly counts to ten. While she is doing so, the children quietly open the secret entrance in the drawing room and go in.
Mrs. Johnson and her son Harry are cleaning up and preparing the cottage. Harry complains, "There must be an inch of dust in here! How long has it been since anyone's lived here?" His mother replies, "Quite a while". The find they need some more light bulbs, and Harry leaves to get some from Collinwood. After Harry leaves, David tampers with the door lock from the outside. When he finishes, he tells Amy, "That's all we have to do. Quentin will take care of the rest".
Inside the cottage, Quentin's ghost appears. He is a tall man in his mid or late 20's with muttonchop whiskers, dressed in clothing that was fashionable at the end of the 19th century. Mrs. Johnson, terrified, turns and runs to the door, but when she tries to open it, she finds it won't open. She fearfully turns around, but is surprised to find that the ghost is gone.
Maggie, at Collinwood, continues to search unsuccessfully for the children. Harry returns. Maggie tells him to search upstairs for the children. Harry protests, "But my mother sent me to get some light bulbs", but Maggie tells him to search for the children instead, saying it's more important than the light bulbs. Harry goes upstairs to search as instructed. Maggie continues to search downstairs, then it occurs to her that the children might have gone outside. She opens the front door and shouts for them. A reply comes back, "Do you give up, Maggie?". She goes to the woods outside and finds the children there. She scolds them for going outside after she told them not to. They feign innocence, saying they thought it was allowed for them to hide outside for hide and seek.
At the cottage, Quentin's ghost appears again. Mrs. Johnson screams. From the woods, Maggie hears Mrs. Johnson's screams and comes running to the cottage with the children. They open the door, which opens easily. Mrs. Johnson screams, "There's a strange man in here!", but when Maggie looks around, she sees no one.
Everyone goes back to Collinwood. When Mrs. Johnson is alone with Maggie, she tells her she thinks the children had something to do with the man she saw at the cottage because he was wearing the same sort of old fashioned clothing she found the children wearing last night.
The door to the cottage opens. Quentin's ghost steps out...
Chris and Carolyn are in the drawing room of Collinwood. Carolyn is mixing some martinis. She asks Chris, "How do you like the cottage?". Chris replies that he likes it, that it's just as isolated as she had told him it would be. Carolyn asks why privacy is so important to him. He replies, "I function best that way". They drink to celebrate Chris' moving in to the cottage. Chris tells Carolyn that he'll have to leave for a few days on a trip because something came up suddenly. Carolyn is disappointed. She tells Chris she had something planned for them on Sunday, that it was to be a surprise. Chris says, "Maybe next Sunday". Amy comes into the drawing room and sees Chris there. Chris asks, "How are you?" Amy replies, "Better than yesterday". Chris asks, "Why?" Amy replies, "Because you didn't live so close to me yesterday". Amy looks at Carolyn and, seeing a red pentagram on her face, asks Carolyn, "Are you leaving?". Carolyn, puzzled, asks, "No. Why do you ask?". Amy replies, "There's a star on your face. The only other time I saw a star on someone's face was on my cousin Joe, and he left". Chris is shocked. Carolyn goes to a mirror and looks, but sees no star. She asks Chris, "Do you see it?". Chris replies, "No, of course not!". Carolyn dismisses it as Amy's imagination. After Amy leaves, Chris tells Carolyn he's got to go pack because he's got to leave on his trip before dark and leaves.
In Amy's room, David tells Amy, "We'll have to make sure Carolyn stops interfering with us". Amy asks, "How?" David replies, "We're going to play the game with her". Amy asks, "What are we going to do?" David replies, "I don't know. Just follow Quentin's instructions". He tells Amy that she is to pretend she's sick this afternoon. Amy is reluctant to play the game, saying, "I'm afraid. I don't want to see Carolyn hurt". David threatens, "I'll tell Quentin you're afraid. Then we'll play the game with YOU!". Terrified, Amy agrees to play. David assures her, "The game never hurt anyone. It just scares them a little. Quentin told me after tonight, Carolyn will never interfere with us again!".
Amy goes down into the drawing room and asks Carolyn if Chris is still there. Carolyn tells Amy that Chris had to leave because he's going on a trip for a few days.
At the cottage, Chris is packing hurriedly.
In the afternoon in Amy's room, Maggie is giving Amy and David their English grammar lessons. Amy pretends to feel dizzy and pretends to faint. Maggie puts Amy on the bed and leaves to get Carolyn. David congratulates Amy on her fine performance, telling her, "You were great!". Amy asks, "What do we do now?" David replies, "Make sure Carolyn goes to the cottage to get Chris". Amy asks, "What does Chris have to do with all this?" David replies, "I don't know". Maggie returns with Carolyn. Maggie and Carolyn decide Chris should be told about Amy's illness. Carolyn tells Maggie she'll go get Chris. She goes down into the foyer and telephones the cottage.
At the cottage, the phone starts to ring, but Chris just ignores it and continues packing.
Maggie wonders what's taking Carolyn so long and leaves to find out. Amy again asks, "What does Chris have to do with all this?" David replies, "I don't know". Amy asks, "Why does Quentin want Carolyn to go get Chris? What's going to happen to her?" David replies, "I don't know. He probably just wants to scare her on the way there so she'll stop interfering with us". They hear someone coming outside. Amy lies back down to feign illness again. But when the door opens, David is shocked to see that it is not Maggie, whom they are expecting, but Carolyn. Shocked, David asks, "Where's Maggie?" Carolyn replies, "She went to the cottage to get Chris". David exclaims, "She shouldn't have done that! I thought you were going to get Chris!". Carolyn, puzzled, asks, "David, does it make any difference who goes?"
At the cottage, Chris is still packing. Maggie comes and knocks on the door. Chris asks, "Who is it?" Maggie shouts, "Chris! Let me in! I have something to tell you about Amy!".
Chris reluctantly lets Maggie in. He acts strangely, trying to get rid of her. Maggie tells him that Amy is sick, and Chris promises to go to Collinwood and see her in few minutes. Maggie leaves.
Maggie returns to Collinwood and tells Carolyn about Chris' strange behavior, but tells her that Chris also promised to come see Amy soon. Carolyn, in turn, tells Maggie about the children's strange behavior, particularly when they found that she, Maggie, was going to get Chris instead of her, Carolyn. She tells Carolyn that Amy seems to have recovered quite quickly from her illness, that she suspects that Amy might have been faking it. Carolyn tells Maggie that she's going to visit Elizabeth at her mausoleum. Maggie warns Carolyn that it's getting dark, that she finds it strange that she goes to see her mother every day. Carolyn admits that she believes her mother's belief that she would go into a catatonic trance might be true.
At the cottage, Chris transforms into a werewolf. He throws some things around, then leaves.
Carolyn goes to Elizabeth's mausoleum and talks to the grave. In the coffin, Elizabeth tries to warn Carolyn that she is in danger - somehow, Elizabeth knows - but cannot speak.
At Collinwood, Maggie questions the children about their strange behavior. She tells Amy she suspects that she was faking her illness. Amy denies it. When Maggie questions them about why they seemed so shocked that she, Maggie, went to the cottage to fetch Chris instead of Carolyn, they answer that they know Carolyn "likes" Chris and thought she would go to get him for that reason, and were surprised to find she did not.
Carolyn returns to Collinwood. The clock reads 10:50 PM. She asks Maggie if Chris has come to see Amy. Maggie tells her he has not, and that she has sent the children to bed because it's getting late. Carolyn, furious that Chris didn't come, tells Maggie, "I'm going to the cottage to give him a piece of my mind!".
The werewolf is wandering around through the cemetery. From her coffin, Elizabeth hears him and wishes she could warn Carolyn.
Amy comes down into the drawing room, entering through the secret panel. She goes out into the foyer, where she is confronted by David at the door. David tells her, "I know what you're doing! You came down here through the West Wing because you know I would hear you if you came down the normal way. You didn't want me to hear you because you want to warn Carolyn!". Amy admits that this is true, saying, "I don't want to see Carolyn hurt!". David assures her, "Carolyn won't be hurt. Quentin just wants to make it so she won't interfere anymore".
Carolyn arrives at the cottage and is shocked at the mess inside. She leaves. She goes through the woods on her way back to Collinwood. The werewolf is lurking nearby. Carolyn hears her mother's voice warning her that she's in danger.
Carolyn dismisses the voice has her imagination and continues walking to Collinwood. The werewolf quietly follows her. Carolyn gets to the front door of Collinwood and the werewolf, seeing this, runs off.
Carolyn goes inside and tells Julia about the disarray she found at the cottage, saying she's worried about Chris. Julia tells her not to because Chris can take care of himself. Carolyn, picking up a picture of Elizabeth, tells Julia she thought she heard Elizabeth's voice when she was in the woods. Julia tells her, "It must have been your imagination". Carolyn tells Julia she's going to visit Elizabeth's grave. Julia warns her against going this late at night, but Carolyn goes anyway.
As Carolyn heads for the mausoleum, the werewolf starts to stalk her again. He jumps out at her just as she gets to the door of the mausoleum. Carolyn quickly goes into the mausoleum and closes and locks the door behind her. The werewolf picks up a large rock and starts hitting the lock with it. Elizabeth, now with some extra incentive to move, manages to move just enough to hit the button in her coffin that activate the bells just as the werewolf breaks in and attacks Carolyn.
At Collinwood, Julia and Barnabas, who had arrived at Collinwood in the meantime, hear the bells chiming and rush out.
In the crypt, Carolyn brings her hands up to protect her face, and the werewolf, seeing a large silver bracelet on her wrist, seems to become frightened and backs away. Barnabas and Julia come running in and Barnabas drives the werewolf away by hitting it with his wolf's head walking stick. Carolyn tells Julia it must have been her mother who rang the bells. Julia opens the coffin and examines Elizabeth, but pronounces her still dead.
Barnabas, Julia and Carolyn go back to Collinwood. There, Barnabas asks Carolyn how she managed to fend off the wolf before he and Julia got there. Carolyn replies that it seemed to be afraid of her bracelet. Barnabas notes that the bracelet is made of silver, just as the handle of his walking stick is. Carolyn asks, "What could have caused the bells to ring?" Julia replies, "It must have been just an electrical fault". The sound of the front door opening is heard. Everyone turns to look. They are shocked to see Elizabeth standing in the foyer. Julia, flabbergasted, exclaims, "But there was no sign of heartbeat or breathing when I checked earlier!". Elizabeth comes into the drawing room and tells them she now remembers everything that happened. She recounts how she found Cassandra and Tony Peterson together and threatening to tell Roger. She tells them about Cassandra's curse, noting that Cassandra seemed to have strange powers. Barnabas tells Elizabeth that she won't have to worry about Cassandra anymore.
After Elizabeth is taken to her room, Carolyn again tells Julia that's she's worried about Chris because of the disarray at the cottage, that she fears that the animal may have attacked Chris. Barnabas gets a rifle and says he'll go investigate. As he gets to the front doors of Collinwood, he turns, comes back and gets his walking stick as well.
Barnabas is walking through the woods headed for the cottage. Suddenly, the werewolf jumps out at him. Barnabas shoots it, knocking it down. But the werewolf quickly gets back up, apparently unhurt, and continues to come at Barnabas.
Barnabas raises his walking stick to defend himself. The werewolf, seeing the silver handle, runs off.
At Collinwood, Amy comes down to the drawing room and tells Julia she wants to go see Chris because she's just had a dream that something terrible was happening to him. Julia tells her she can't because it's too late, and tries to convince Amy it was just a dream, but Amy becomes frantic, and Julia tells her she'll go to the cottage to check on Chris.
When Julia gets to the cottage, Julia finds it in disarray, with Chris nowhere to be found. She goes back to Collinwood and lies to Amy that Chris is OK, but silently wonders what could have happened to him.
In the woods, the werewolf, lying on the ground, unconscious. transforms back into Chris. A beautiful blond woman walks up to the still unconscious Chris and shakes her head sadly.
When Chris awakens, the woman is gone. Chris desperately hopes that Carolyn is all right.
The next morning, Amy asks Julia, "Is Carolyn going to take me into town today?" Julia replies, "No. Carolyn is sick". Amy asks what Carolyn is sick with. At first, Julia refuses to tell Amy what's wrong with Carolyn, but Amy keeps asking and finally Julia tells her that Carolyn was attacked by some sort of wild animal last night.
Chris returns to the cottage and starts to straighten things up. He wonders what happened last night, especially about how the bloodstains (where the bullet hit) got on his shirt. There's a knock on the door. Chris, quickly taking the shirt off and donning a bathrobe, answers it. It is Barnabas. Barnabas tells Chris, "I'm glad to see you're all right". Chris replies, "Of course I'm all right. I just woke up. What could've happened to me?" Barnabas tells him that Carolyn had been attacked by some sort of wild animal last night but is OK, suffering only some scratches, and that he was worried that same thing might have happened to him. After Barnabas leaves, Chris says, "Carolyn is alive! Thank God!".
Amy goes out into the woods and calls for a "Beth". The blond woman appears. Amy says, "I didn't want Carolyn hurt. How could you have let it happen?" The woman shakes her head and starts to cry. Amy says, "Oh, I see! You didn't want to see her hurt either but couldn't do anything about it!" The woman then telepathically tells Amy to do something. Amy goes to the cottage. There, she lights a fire in the fireplace.
Barnabas comes to Collinwood and tells Julia what happened, "I shot the animal point blank, but it didn't die! A blast from that gun should have killed any animal, but it didn't even faze it!" Chris comes to Collinwood to see Carolyn. Barnabas explains to Julia, "I told him about Carolyn". Chris remarks, "I wish I could've done something to help her, but I was sleeping peacefully all night". Julia starts to says, "But...", but then stops. Chris asks, "What?" Julia replies, "Nothing". After Chris goes upstairs to see Carolyn, Julia tells Barnabas, "He was lying. He couldn't have had a peaceful night's sleep! I doubt if he could have had any sleep at all last night!" Barnabas asks, "How would you know that?" Julia replies, "I went to the cottage last night. I was worried about Carolyn. The cottage was in shambles, but Chris wasn't there". She asks, "Why would he lie?" Barnabas replies, "I don't know".
At the cottage, Amy burns Chris' bloody shirt in the fireplace and says, "I've done it, Beth, just like you asked me to do". Chris returns and asks Amy what she's doing at the cottage. Amy acts strangely and leaves, saying "I've got to go now. She's calling me". Chris is puzzled because he doesn't hear anyone calling. Then he sees his shirt burning in the fireplace.
In the drawing room at Collinwood, Julia continues to wonder why Chris would lie about being asleep at the cottage all last night. Barnabas muses, "Julia, the attacks started two months ago, the same time Chris came back to Collinsport". Julia protests, "But Barnabas, the attacks were by an animal, not a man!". Barnabas replies, "There's one explanation: a man who turns into an animal." Julia, puzzled, asks, "What are you saying?" Barnabas explains, "There's precedent for it, Julia. There are men who turn into animals when the moon is full. It makes sense, Julia. It explains why he wants to leave town. Would you want to be here if you were responsible for everything that's happened? That's what he is. A man who turns into an animal when the moon is full. When he does so, he has superhuman strength. Almost nothing can harm him, not even bullets. But one metal can harm him. Silver. That's why he was afraid of Carolyn's silver bracelet. That's why I was able to drive him off with the silver head of my cane. And silver bullets can kill him. There's an irony there for me..." Julia protests, "But there's no proof of any of this! All your evidence is circumstantial!". Barnabas replies, "There's one way to find out. The moon will be full tonight..." Julia protests, "But that'll be dangerous!" Barnabas replies, "I have something to protect me. My cane..."
Amy is in a study at Collinwood reading a book. Chris comes into the room. Amy explains, "It's about a girl who lived in this house a long time ago, before there was any electricity. Mrs. Stoddard says she was an ancestor of hers". She asks, "Do we have ancestors?" Chris replies, "Of course! We wouldn't be like everyone else if we didn't!". Amy asks, "Tell me about our ancestors". Chris replies, "I don't know much about them", then asks Amy, "Is there something you want to tell me? You would if there was, wouldn't you?" They are interrupted by Carolyn coming into the room with a young woman of about twenty or twenty five years of age. Carolyn introduces her, "This is Donna Friedlander, a friend of mine. She's studying architecture, and I'm showing her Collinwood". Donna looks around and gasps, "I've never seen anything like this house! It's practically a museum!". Carolyn remarks sadly, "Sometimes I think that's exactly what it is". She notices Chris staring at Donna Friedlander's face and asks, "Chris, what is it?" Chris sees a pentagram on Friedlander's face. He lies, "Nothing, nothing's the matter at all". Carolyn tells Donna, "There's nothing much to see in this room. My uncle Roger uses it as a study. But you'll love the furniture in the drawing room", and takes her out of the study.
In the foyer outside Roger's study, Donna gushes about Chris, telling Carolyn, "Wow! Isn't he something! Just my type! Moody!"
Inside Roger's study, Chris continues to ask Amy is anything's wrong, if there's anything she wants to talk to him about. Amy says, "Sorry about your shirt. If that's what you're mad about". Chris replies, "No, I'm mad about myself". He asks, "Who was it that called you out of the cottage?" Amy lies, "David". Chris says, "But you said it was a woman!". Amy replies, "Well, I don't really know who it was who called me". She adds, "Sometimes at night I think I hear YOU calling". Chris asks, "What?" Amy explains, "One night I looked out the window. It was bright out, almost as bright as day. The moon was big. I thought I heard you crying. But it couldn't have been you. Boys don't cry. Why would you be crying?" Chris remarks, "Because sometimes life is so unhappy". He adds, "But it won't anything have to do with you! I promise that!".
Out in the foyer, Barnabas glances at the clock and sees that it's 5:00. Donna Friedlander, who's looking at the portrait of Barnabas, remarks, "I can't believe it wasn't you who posed for this, Mr. Collins!". Barnabas replies, "I didn't. If I did, think how old that would make me!". Carolyn remarks on how dark it's gotten outside. Friedlander tells Carolyn it's getting late and she should go, but Carolyn suggests, "Why don't you have Barnabas show you the old house? He's fixed it up exactly the way it was 200 years ago". Chris has come out of the study into the foyer. Carolyn tells Chris, "I was just suggesting that Barnabas show the old house to Donna". Barnabas, seeing his chance to see if Chris remains normal during the full moon, says, "I know! Let's all go to the old house! I'll have an impromptu dinner party!" But Chris begs off, "I can't. Maybe some other time". Carolyn insists, "No, Barnabas might not be in the mood some other time!", but Chris says, "I can't. I've got to drive to Bangor. I'm meeting someone there. I can't reschedule it. He's flying off on a trip tomorrow morning". Donna Friedlander, clearly attracted to Chris, sees HER chance and asks Chris, "Could you drive me to Bangor? I dread the bus ride back". Carolyn asks, "That's all right, isn't it, Chris?" Chris replies, "Why wouldn't it be all right? It's just fine!".
Outside the front door, Friedlander asks Chris, "Where's your car?" Chris replies, "Down by the gate. There's nowhere to park it by the cottage where I'm living". Friedlander asks, "Cottage? Is it old and interesting too like this house?" Chris replies, "Well, it's old". Friedlander remarks, "I'd like to see it sometimes..." She notices Chris acting strangely and asks, "Is something wrong?" Chris replies, "I have a terrible headache. Perhaps I shouldn't go". Friedlander suggests, "I'll drive. It'll be gone by the time we get to Bangor", but Chris replies, "No, it won't be. I know these headaches". He hands her his car keys and tells her, "Here. You take the car and go".
Inside, Carolyn explains to Julia and Barnabas, "I really don't know her that well. She acts as if we're the best of friends, but we're not". After Carolyn leaves the room, Julia puzzles, "If he's driving her, perhaps he isn't the animal. Unless he deliberately wants to...". Barnabas replies, "No, he's never wanted to do it deliberately. My guess is that he's already made some excuse and is back at the cottage". He adds, "When we were all looking at him, I saw his face register panic. I remember that used to happen to me..."
Chris is back at the cottage. There's a knock at the door. Chris asks, "Who is it? What do you want?" Donna Friedlander's voice replies, "I brought your keys back. I couldn't take your car. You'd have to walk all the way back into town tomorrow. Let me in". Chris replies, "All right. Just for a few seconds". He lets her in, but suddenly, the werewolf pains start and he shouts, "You've got to go! Get out! Get out!". Friedlander says, "I'll call a doctor" and picks up the phone, but Chris shouts, "NO!" and grabs it from her. Friedlander complains, "I was just going to call a doctor! I don't know why I was attracted to you in the first place. You're strange!". Chris demands, "GO!". Friedlander is looking at Chris. She sees something happen that causes her to scream, "AHHHHHHHHH!"
At Collinwood, Barnabas tells Julia, "I have to go to the cottage". Julia protests, "But he will have changed!". Barnabas tells her, "I have my cane. I stopped him once, and I can do it again". Julia begs, "NO!", but Barnabas tells her, "Stay here. Do as I say".
Donna Friedlander is running through the woods. A growling noise can be heard coming from close behind her.
Barnabas gets to the cottage and finds it in shambles. Julia, not following Barnabas' order that she stay at Collinwood, shows up seconds behind him. Seeing the disorder, she asks, "He isn't here, is he?" Barnabas replies, "No, he's gone".
In the wood, Donna Friedlander is lying on the ground, eyes open in death. In the distance, the sound of a wolf howling is heard...
A body has been found in the woods near Collinwood with no ID. It is lying on a gurney, covered by a white sheet. Carolyn is called in to see if she can identify the body. She can. She tells the sheriff that it is Donna Friedlander, a friend of hers who had been at Collinwood yesterday. The sheriff asks Carolyn about Miss Friedlander. Carolyn tells him, "We haven't known each other long. She's from Bangor. She lived with an aunt there. She doesn't know anyone from Collinsport except me. We met through friends. She was studying to be an interior decorator. She wanted to see the inside of Collinwood". The sheriff asks who Miss Friedlander left with last night. Carolyn tells the him that her friend left with Chris Jennings, who had promised to drive her back to Bangor.
Chris returns to the cottage, clothes bloody. He straightens out the disarray in the cottage. While doing so, he finds a woman's purse lying on the floor. He groans, "That woman Donna..." He puts the purse on a table, then changes clothes.
The sheriff comes to the cottage to question Chris. Noticing that he had left the purse on the table and seeing that the sheriff has not yet noticed it, Chris puts a throws a newspaper on the table, covering the purse. Chris tells the sheriff that yes, he had promised to drive Miss Friedlander back to Bangor but had to cancel when he developed a severe migraine headache and decided to let her borrow his car instead. The sheriff points out, "But the car's still there" and asks, "Did you bring the girl here last night?" Chris replies, "No". The sheriff asks, "How did you spend the night?" Chris replies, "I told you, I wasn't feeling well and spent the night here". The sheriff asks, "Alone?" Chris replies, "Yes". The sheriff asks, "Did you hear any noises?" Chris replies that he heard nothing. The sheriff asks to search the cottage, but Chris refuses to let him without a warrant. He tells Chris he's going to take him in for questioning because his story makes no sense, saying, "The girl was killed right near this house, and from the body, it looks like she put up quite a struggle, yet you say you heard nothing".
At Collinwood, Barnabas and Julia read about Miss Friedlander's death in the newspaper, which has a headline reading "MYSTERY MURDER". Julia starts to feel guilty about letting Miss Friedlander go with Chris even though they suspected Chris was the werewolf, but Barnabas insists that Chris wouldn't have deliberately killed Donna, that something must have delayed Chris, and he turned into a werewolf and killed the woman, that he couldn't help it. Carolyn comes into the room and tells Barnabas and Julia that Chris has been arrested. Carolyn goes out into the foyer to call the Collins family lawyers, Garner and Garner, to help Chris. While Carolyn is out of the drawing room, Barnabas tells Julia, "We've go to go the cottage and search it before the police do".
Barnabas and Julia quickly go to the cottage. Barnabas finds Chris' bloody clothing, and Julia finds Miss Friedlander's purse. Barnabas notes, "There will be another full moon tonight..." Julia says, "And he will change, wherever he is! We've got to warn the police!" but Barnabas replies, "No. I haven't decided what to do yet. There are so many possibilities..."
In an interrogation room at the police station, the sheriff questions Chris. Chris claims, "I really can't remember much about last night because I was so sick". The sheriff replies, "Well, I'll leave you here until you CAN remember" and leaves, leaving Chris alone in the interrogation room. Chris shouts, "What time is it?" The sheriff replies, "4:30". Chris notes with foreboding that it's 4:30 almost night and says to himself, "I've got to get out of here fast!".
At the cottage, Julia tells Barnabas, "Your plan is madness!", but Barnabas replies, "I respect your opinion, but I've got to follow my own intuition". Eventually, Chris panics decides to tell the sheriff the truth. He shouts for the sheriff, but the sheriff is busy outside talking on the phone. When he's finished with the call, the comes back and tells Chris he's free to leave, explaining, "Barnabas Collins just called and said you were at the Old House last night. He said you got drunk, passed out and spent the whole night there". He gives Chris a bit of advice, "Next time before you start drinking, drink a lot of milk first. It lines the stomach. Believe me. It works!".
Chris returns to the cottage and is surprised to find Barnabas sitting in a chair waiting for him. Chris tells Barnabas, "I don't know why you did what you did, but I thank you. I really appreciate it, but I'd like to be alone right now". The clock reads 6:00. Barnabas replies, "I know you're innocent of murder". Chris continues to beg Barnabas to leave, "Please, go. I've got to be alone right now. You don't understand". Barnabas replies, "I do understand. I know the most important thing about you. I know that you are not only Chris Jennings, I know that you are also the werewolf". Chris is shocked.
Barnabas tells Chris he knows a place where he can put him when the moon is full, a place from which he won't be able to escape. He takes Chris to Collins family mausoleum. Chris takes one look at the gate and angrily tells Barnabas, "Once the transformation takes place, this door won't hold me!". Barnabas replies, "But this one will!", and pulls the ring in the lion's mouth, opening the heavy secret door. They go into the secret room. Chris asks, "What is this place?" Barnabas explains that it was a secret room for storing munitions during the Revolutionary War. Chris asks, "How do you know about it?" Barnabas replies, "I'm a Collins". Chris remarks, "Obviously, it was used for another reason after the Revolutionary War. Who's in that coffin?" Barnabas replies, "No one" and lies that he knows nothing about the coffin. Chris asks Barnabas, "Why are you helping me?". Barnabas replies, "Because I know you're not responsible for what happens or what you do when the moon is full". He tells him he hopes to help him find a cure for his lycanthropy. He asks Chris, "When did the first transformation occur?" Chris replies, "About 7 years ago. But there's no time to talk about it right now". Barnabas insists there is and tells Chris, "If I am to help you, you must tell me everything". Chris continues, "It was just a few days past my 21st birthday. I had just graduated from college. I was going to be an architect. One night, shortly after sunset, I felt great pain all over my body. It got worse. Then, suddenly, it stopped. Then the most shocking thing happened. I looked down and saw that my hands were starting to grow hair, all over them. Then I looked in a mirror and saw that my face was growing hair too. I didn't know what was happening to me. Then I blacked out. When I woke up in the morning, I thought it had all been a dream. But then I looked around and saw what I would see a hundred times. My clothing was torn, and the furniture was thrown about. And always, the news that someone had been killed." Barnabas tells him, "Well, no one will be killed tonight". Chris asks, "How do you know this place will hold me?" Barnabas replies, "The walls are made of solid granite". The werewolf pains start to wrack Chris. Chris tells Barnabas, "Get out! Close that door and pray that I can't get out!". Barnabas exits the secret room, closing the door behind him, locking Chris in.
At Collinwood, David, dressed in a boy's sport coat and slacks for some unexplained reason, finds Amy outside staring at the moon.
In the mausoleum, Barnabas hears loud noises, then animal-like sounds coming from inside the secret room.
At Collinwood, the children are in the drawing room playing the children's card game "War" again. Mrs. Johnson comes in to do some cleaning. The children stare at her silently, unnerving her. Mrs. Johnson asks, "Why are you staring?" One of them replies, "We're not staring at you, we're just watching you work. Go ahead, Mrs. Johnson, you're not bothering us". As Mrs. Johnson tries to work, but the staring continues to unnerve her. Amy asks, "Is there anything wrong, Mrs. Johnson? You look so pale". Mrs. Johnson exclaims, "Stop it! Both of you! You're up to something! Both of you!". David remarks, "You're not really angry. You're just still frightened of that man you thought you saw at the cottage". Mrs. Johnson exclaims, "I didn't THINK I saw that man! I DID see him!" David says, "Neither of us saw him". Mrs. Johnson, now totally exasperated, shouts, "Up to bed! Now! Both of you!". Amy says, "Pleasant dreams!" to Mrs. Johnson. Amy and David leave.
Barnabas returns to Collinwood. As soon as he gets inside, he hears the sound of glass breaking coming from the drawing room. He goes in and finds a distraught Mrs. Johnson in there, the sound of breaking glass having come from a vase she had dropped. He asks her, "Mrs. Johnson, what's wrong?" She replies, "Mr. Collins! If only you had been here a few minutes earlier! Those two children are trying to drive me crazy!". She tells him what happened, then about catching the children playing dress-up, and then tells him about the man she saw at the cottage, saying, "He was coming right at me! I thought he was going to kill me! His eyes, so narrow and full of evil!". Barnabas asks her to describe the man. Mrs. Johnson describes him, "He was very tall. He had long sideburns, and was wearing a frock coat". Barnabas asks, "Did he hurt you?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No". Barnabas asks, "Why do you think the children have something to do with the man?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "When I caught them playing dress-up, they were wearing the same sort of clothing as the man". Barnabas asks, "Tell me more, Mrs. Johnson".
Upstairs, David and Amy go to Quentin's hidden room. Apparently, Quentin tells David something psychically, and David tells Amy, "Quentin wants to talk to me alone". Amy replies, "All right, I'll wait out in the storage room", but David tells her, "No, Quentin wants you to go downstairs" Amy leaves, clearly upset. David asks, "What do you want me to do, Quentin?"
When Amy gets downstairs, Barnabas summons her into the drawing room, saying, "I'd like to ask you about the man Mrs. Johnson saw in the cottage. What did he look like?" Amy asks, "Didn't Mrs. Johnson tell you?" Barnabas lies, "No, she was too frightened to". Amy lies, "I didn't see any man". Barnabas asks, "Did David see him?" Amy replies, "No. If he had, he would have told me". She asks, "Why are you so interested in the man Mrs. Johnson saw?" Barnabas replies, "A stranger wandering around the estate could be dangerous". Amy suggests, "Maybe Mrs. Johnson never saw any man. Maybe she just imagined it".
Upstairs, David asks the ghost of Quentin, "Where's the bottle, Quentin?". The ghost gestures toward an old fashioned roll top desk. The top, which is rolled down, rolls up by itself. David goes to the desk, finds a bottle in a drawer and asks Quentin, "Is this it?". The ghost nods that it is. David looks at the label. He reads it aloud, "Strychnine", then exclaims, "Hey! That's poison! I won't do it, Quentin! Chris is Amy's brother! I can't hurt him! I don't know why you want to hurt him - he's never done anything to you. It's WRONG, Quentin! I won't do it for you, I won't!", and runs from the room.
Amy is in the drawing room waiting for David, toying with the piano. When David comes downstairs, Amy asks, "What took you so long?" David replies, "Quentin had something very important to tell me". Amy asks, "Are we going to go back up to play the game now?" David replies, "No. We're not going to play anything tonight". Amy notices that David's acting strangely and asks him what's wrong, but David lies, "Nothing! Nothing!".
Upstairs, Quentin picks up the bottle of strychnine...
In the morning, Barnabas goes to the secret room at the mausoleum to see what happened. Inside, he finds the coffin pushed off it's stand, its lining ripped to shreds. He finds Chris sleeping on the floor and awakens him. He tells Chris that they were successful, that no one was attacked last night. They return to the cottage. Julia is there. Chris is at first angered that she too knows his secret, but Julia tells him that she's going to aid in the next part of the plan, that she's going to search for the cause of his illness and, hopefully, find a cure. She tells him she'll be needing some of his blood for some tests soon.
A little after Barnabas and Julia leave the cottage, David comes to see if Chris is all right, apparently afraid that Quentin may have taken matters into his own hands. He is relieved to find that Chris is all right. They talk for awhile. Chris asks David if he'd like a soda. David replies that he would. They both leave the room, going into the kitchen to get some soda. While they're gone, the front door opens by itself. The stopper of a liquor decanter lifts itself, and the bottle of strychnine seems to pour itself into the liquor.
David and Chris return from the kitchen with sodas, sit back down on the couch and continue talking. Chris tells David, "You'll have to leave after you finish your soda. I'm tired. I didn't get any sleep last night and have to take a nap".
David returns to Collinwood. Amy again asks him what's wrong, but David again refuses to tell her.
At 6:00 PM, Barnabas goes to the cottage and tells Chris they'd better be going to the mausoleum now. Chris replies, "That won't be necessary. I can always feel it starting to come as soon as the sun touches the horizon. This month's cycle must be over because I don't feel anything right now". He thanks Barnabas, telling him, "You're a good man" for doing what he's doing. Barnabas leaves. Chris pours himself a drink to celebrate the end of this month's cycle. He drinks it, then collapses in pain.
Barnabas returns to Collinwood and tells Julia that Chris is safe until next month's full moon. Julia tells Barnabas that she's been doing some research on lycanthropy and shows him a book she's found on the subject, "The Lycanthrope, by Angier". She tells him that according to the book, there are two ways for someone to become a werewolf, either by being bitten by a werewolf and survive, or by being the victim of a curse. She tells Barnabas, "I don't think Chris was bitten by a werewolf, else he would have told us, so he must be the victim of a curse".
Late at night, Julia is in bed sleeping. She is awakened by the sound of a woman crying. She turns on the light and finds a blond woman standing in her room. Julia asks, "Who are you? What are you doing here?", but the woman just goes to the door, opens it and leaves without saying a word.
Barnabas, downstairs in the drawing room, sees a blond woman come down the stairs, open the front door and leave. Barnabas calls, "Carolyn?", at first thinking that that's who the blond woman is, but then realizes that it isn't Carolyn. Julia comes downstairs. Both she and Barnabas look out the front door and see the blond woman going on the path towards Chris' cottage. They go out and follow her. The woman reaches the cottage, goes in, kneels over the unconscious Chris, and weeps.
Barnabas and Julia reach the outside of the cottage. Julia tells Barnabas she's sure the woman is in there, that she's sure she saw her go in the door. But when they go inside the cottage, the woman is not there. They find Chris lying on the floor and Julia rushes in to examine him. Barnabas asks, "Is he all right?" Julia gasps, "Barnabas! He's dying!".
Barnabas and Julia wonder what could've happened to Chris.
Barnabas notices a drinking glass on the floor, picks it up, sniffs it and tells Julia, "I think there's something in the whiskey". Julia sniffs the whiskey decanter and announces, "It's strychnine", and telephones Windcliff to send some atropine, the antidote.
Amy has a dream in which she learns that Quentin is trying to kill Chris. Beth appears in the dream too, as does David. David tells Amy, "I tried to stop Quentin, but I couldn't!".
Having administered the atropine to Chris, Julia tells Barnabas, "He'll be OK". They wonder who the ghost who led them to Chris could be, noting that her clothes appeared to be from the 1890's. When Chris regains consciousness, they accuse him of trying to commit suicide, but he denies it. When asked if anyone had been at the cottage earlier, Chris replies, "Yes, David. But he wouldn't have done something like this, and besides, he was in my sight all the time he was here". Barnabas says he has something to do and leaves. Chris asks Julia how they happened to come to the cottage at night and find him. Julia tells him about the blond ghost who led them to the cottage. Amy comes to the cottage. She tells Chris she had to come and see how he was because she had a dream in which something terrible happened to him. Chris tries to lie, "I'm all right. Nothing's happened to me", but Amy can tell by his weakened condition that he's lying.
At Collinwood, Barnabas questions David.
When Amy returns to Collinwood (David is alone, Barnabas having left), she tells David, "I know Quentin is trying to kill Chris. I know you tried to stop him, but couldn't. I'm going to tell Mrs. Stoddard about the game!" David, frightened, says, "No! You don't know what Quentin will do!", but Amy replies, "No one can stop me!" and runs downstairs.
David runs after Amy and catches her in the foyer. He grabs her arm and puts it in a hammerlock to prevent her from going to Elizabeth. Elizabeth, who's in the drawing room, hears Amy's screams of pain, comes out into the foyer and demands that David release Amy. He does, then tries to lie to Elizabeth that he and Amy were just playing a game, but Elizabeth does not believe him and sends him up to his room.
In the drawing room, Amy starts to tell Elizabeth about the "game", but suddenly stops and screams, "Quentin!! He's here!!!" as she sees Quentin standing in the corner of the room Elizabeth's back is turned to. Elizabeth turns to see what frightened Amy, but by the time she looks, Quentin is no longer there. Maggie, who has heard Amy scream, comes into the room. Elizabeth asks Amy what she saw. Amy lies that the game she had been talking about was a make-believe game she had been playing with David, and she had imagined a man standing in the corner.
Quentin appears in David's room. Frightened, David explains to Quentin, "I tried to stop Amy!". Quentin telepathically tells David that he's already stopped her. David asks, "Quentin, you'll never leave us alone, will you?" Outside in the hallway, Elizabeth hears David talking to someone, but when she opens the door, she finds David alone in his room. She asks, "David, who were you talking to?" David replies, "No one. You don't see anyone else in this room, do you? I was talking to myself". Elizabeth asks, "Is this the game Amy was talking about?" David lies, "Yes. I have this friend Lars. He's a giant. He's being held prisoner in a house by the sea. He talks to me on this phone..." Elizabeth interrupts, "I don't like the way you've been playing with Amy. You're scaring her with these imaginary games". David protests, "She's just a dumb girl". Elizabeth tells him, "You're going to stop treating Amy like this. You're going to stay in this room until you learn how to treat people properly. You're grounded in this room". David asks, "For how long?" Elizabeth replies, "Till tomorrow. At least!"
Down in the drawing room, Maggie tells Amy, "If you're so worried about your brother, I'll take you down to the cottage to see him", but Amy declines, "No, I have something to do". She leaves the drawing room and runs into Elizabeth, who's coming down, on the stairs. Elizabeth tells her, "Don't disturb David. He's to stay alone in his room for the rest of the day". Amy goes upstairs.
Elizabeth goes into the drawing room and tells Maggie she should be stricter with David, saying, "He's been living in an imaginary world too much lately. You should try not to let David's imagination run wild and get him to live in the real world more. These flights of fancy used to be amusing, but they're frightening Amy now. You are to use any discipline you see fit to stop them".
Amy goes to David's room and tells David, "I didn't tell her, David". David replies, "I know". Amy asks, "Quentin told you?" David replies, "Yes". Amy says, "David, we just can't let Quentin do the things he does". David asks, "How are we going to stop him?" Amy replies, "We've got to stop him before he hurts Chris! You know what I think? If we could get your Aunt Elizabeth to take us to town, we could tell her there", but David dismisses the idea, "No, there'd be nothing she could do about it, and Quentin would just punish us when we got back". Amy thinks then says, "I think we should go to Quentin and promise we'll keep playing the game with him if he promises to leave Chris alone". David agrees that that would be a good idea but says, "I can't go. I'm grounded to my room". Amy says, "I'll do it", but David tells her, "No. I will. Just go downstairs and wait for me". Amy leaves. David tries to contact Quentin using the phone, but to no avail. Maggie comes in and sees David talking on the phone and asks what he's doing. David replies, "Playing". Maggie asks, "Where'd you get the phone?" David lies, "I found it in the cellar". Maggie tells David, "You've got to start learning what's real and what's not" and takes the phone away from him. David shouts, "NO!", but Maggie takes the phone and leaves anyway. David begs, "Quentin, you've got to come now! I've got to talk to you!", but Quentin doesn't appear.
Amy is in the foyer looking at the clock. It reads 6:00.
In David's room, David also looks at his clock and sees that it's 6:00. He continues to call for Quentin, "Quentin, why don't you come? It's important that I see you! I've got to talk to you about what Amy's offered!", but Quentin doesn't appear...
Finally, David decides he has no choice but to go to the West Wing to talk to Quentin. He looks out into the hallway and, thinking the coast is clear, sneaks out of his room and goes into the West Wing. However, Maggie sees him going into the West Wing and follows. She sees David go into a storage room and follows, but when she gets into the room, David is nowhere to be seen. Startled, she calls, "David? I know you're in here! Don't hide from me!". She looks around and, not finding David, is puzzled and says, "David? Where did you go? David?" Inside Quentin's hidden room behind the wall, David hears her.
Inside Quentin's hidden room, David turns around and sees something which causes his eyes to open wide. It's Quentin. David asks, "Quentin, you're not angry, are you? We had a close call. Amy almost told. But she told me something..." He tells Quentin about Amy's deal that they will keep playing the game if he, Quentin, promises not to harm Chris, adding, "I don't want to see him hurt either". He asks, "Will you do that?" Quentin nods yes, then tells David something telepathically. David replies, "All right, Quentin. I will do what you want".
Down in the foyer, Elizabeth asks Mrs. Johnson, "When will dinner be?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Soon". Elizabeth tells her, "Take a tray up to David. He won't be eating with us tonight". Mrs. Johnson, looking frightened, asks, "Is he in his room alone?" Elizabeth replies, "Yes", and adds, "And stay in his room with him until he's finished eating his dinner. Otherwise, the food will end up everywhere but in his stomach". Mrs. Johnson tries to beg off, "I have a lot of things to do in the kitchen. Couldn't someone else stay with him, Maggie maybe?" Noticing that Mrs. Johnson is acting strangely, Elizabeth asks, "Mrs. Johnson, what's the matter?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "I'm afraid of the children. They're playing some sort of game to scare us all out of our minds". Elizabeth sternly tells her, "Mrs. Johnson! You're a grown woman! David's 12 years old. You're not telling me you're afraid of a 12 year old boy, are you?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes I am". Elizabeth tells her, "The best way for you to convince yourself not to be is to stay with David for awhile" and tells her to bring a tray up to him as instructed.
Maggie returns to David's room. David is still not there. Maggie picks up a coat she sees and examines it. Mrs. Johnson comes in with a tray bearing David's dinner, an anemic looking sandwich and a large glass of milk. She is relieved to see Maggie in the room and tells her, "I've brought David his food". Maggie replies, "He's not in here". Mrs. Johnson remarks, "Mrs. Stoddard won't be happy to hear that. She grounded him to his room..." Maggie holds up the coat and asks Mrs. Johnson, "Have you ever seen this before?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes. David was wearing it when I caught the children playing dress up". Maggie asks, "Didn't you also say the man you saw was wearing this kind of clothes?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes". Maggie remarks, "You described it as old. It certainly is. Victorian!" Mrs. Johnson asks, "Should I tell Mrs. Stoddard David isn't in his room?" Maggie replies, "No. Let me handle this". Mrs. Johnson protests, "I think I should tell her", but Maggie tells her, "No, I'll tell her as soon as I find out what's going on". Mrs. Johnson leaves. Maggie turns off David's table lamp, sits down in an armchair and waits.
Mrs. Johnson returns downstairs. In the foyer, Elizabeth asks her, "Have you been to David's room?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Yes". Elizabeth asks, "How is he?" Mrs. Johnson lies, "Fine". Elizabeth, noting that Mrs. Johnson is still acting strangely, asks, "Mrs. Johnson, can I do anything for you?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "No". Elizabeth says, "Mrs. Johnson, I'm worried about your sudden fear of David. You and David were always such good friends before. Are you working too hard? Maybe you need some rest..." Mrs. Johnson replies, "Mrs. Stoddard, it's not rest I need. I've never been healthier in my whole life" and goes into the door under the stairs.
When David returns to his room, he finds Maggie sitting in a chair waiting for him. He nonchalantly says, "Hello, Maggie". Maggie asks, "Is that all you have to say?" David asks, "What did you want me to say?" Maggie replies, "You know you weren't supposed to leave this room without permission". David asks, "I'd like to know how I'm supposed to wash my hands and face without leaving this room". Maggie asks, "Is that all you did? You didn't go anywhere else?" David lies, "Yes" and holds up his clean hands to show her and says, "See?". Maggie asks, "What else did you do?" David replies, "Nothing", then noticing the look on Maggie's face, asks, "You don't believe me, do you?" Maggie replies, "No. Are you going to tell me the truth or shall I tell you? I saw you leave the room and go to the West Wing. I saw you go into a storage room and went in there after you, but couldn't find you. You'd vanished somewhere". David, hearing this, says, "That's impossible. You must have imagined seeing me go into the West Wing". Maggie tells him she knows he's lying and extends his punishment, saying she's grounding him to his room until he tells her the truth. David complains, "You have no right to punish me! Only my father and my aunt Elizabeth can do that!", but Maggie replies, "Your aunt told me I was to discipline you as I saw fit. Anyway, if you go to her, I'll tell her you went to the West Wing". David says, "I'll tell her you lied! It's your word against mine!" Maggie points out, "You had a flashlight with you when you went into the West Wing. You didn't have it with you when you came back. You must have left it there. It's proof you went into the West Wing". David has no answer to this. As Maggie is leaving, David, in an ominous tone of voice, vows, "I'll get even with you for this, Maggie. Just you wait. I'll get even with you for this!"
Later, as Maggie is sitting in an armchair in her room reading a book, the table lamp goes out. Maggie gets up and flicks the light switch, but the ceiling lights won't come on either. She goes out onto the landing and sees Mrs. Johnson down in the foyer. Mrs. Johnson asks, "Is David back yet?" Maggie replies, "Yes. The lights in my room went out. I think the fuse blew". Mrs. Johnson asks, "Are the lights in the upstairs foyer still on?" Maggie replies, "Yes". Mrs. Johnson says, "Then it can't be the fuse. They're controlled by the same one. It must be the light bulbs in your room". Maggie notes, "But wouldn't it be strange for all the light bulbs in my room to go out all at once?" Mrs. Johnson replies, "Not as strange as some of the other things that have happened around here" and goes to get the light bulbs.
Upstairs, David comes out of Maggie's room, returns to his own room, smiling evilly... Maggie goes back to her room. The haunted telephone, which she had talked from David, starts to ring. Maggie shouts, "David! I know you're making that phone ring! If you're trying to scare me, if this is your way of getting even with me, it isn't working!" She picks the phone up. It stops ringing. Maggie demands, "David! Come out! I know you're in here!", but receives no reply. The window blows open. Maggie shouts, "David! Stop it!". The lights suddenly come back on. Mrs. Johnson comes into the room with the light bulbs. Puzzled, she notes, "But the lights are on. You said they went out". Maggie says, "They WERE out. David's trying to scare me. I know he was here. The door was open when I came back. That phone, he somehow made it ring". Mrs. Johnson looks at the unconnected phone and asks, "You mean you heard this old phone rang?". Maggie complains, "You're looking at me like I'm crazy". Mrs. Johnson replies, "The way you looked at me when I said I saw that man at the cottage?" Maggie vows to find out what's going on. Convinced that David is somehow responsible for all this, Maggie goes to David's room, and calls, "David!", but doesn't find him there (David is hiding behind the bureau, and Maggie doesn't see him). Thinking David must have gone to the West Wing again, she goes there and heads for the storage room she saw David disappear into earlier. She opens the door. Quentin is standing there. Maggie screams...