My name is Victoria Winters. I know I shouldn't be afraid, and yet the Great House on Widows' Hill carries the dusty smell of fear. It moves through the paneled room and dark corridors. It seeps down from the walls and touches the heart of everyone who enters.

"Episode 10" is the untitled tenth episode of the daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The episode was directed by Lela Swift and written by Art Wallace. It first aired on ABC on Friday, July 8th, 1966. This episode is part of what this database refers to as the "Burke Devlin's Revenge Plot" storyline.

Synopsis Edit

Cast & Crew Edit

Cast Edit

Crew Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number: 10DRK.
  • Opening still: Collinwood exterior; Tower room side.
  • David Collins is the first character seen in this episode. This is his fourth appearance. He appeared last in episode 6.
  • Alexandra Moltke provides the opening narration of this episode only. This is the first episode of the series without the character of Victoria Winters making an appearance.
  • Joan Bennett has the first speaking lines in this episode (not counting the opening narration).

Allusions Edit

  • David Collins makes several references to his mother. His mother, Roger's ex-wife, is Laura Collins, who plays a role in the big secret surrounding the animosity between Roger and Burke Devlin. At the time of this episode, Laura Collins is in an institution and will not return to Collinsport until episode 123.
  • Behind the scenes appearance of Mister Wells, the clerk at the Collinsport Inn. Burke Devlin speaks to him twice on the telephone. The role of Mister Wells is usually played by actor Conrad Bain.

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Quotes Edit

  • Burke Devlin: How else can you tell what the monster is like? That's what you came for, isn't it?
  • Carolyn Stoddard: Of course not! (waits a beat) Well, I suppose so. In a way.
  • Burke Devlin: Unless of course your uncle sent you to see me?
  • Carolyn Stoddard: Oh, Uncle Roger doesn't know I'm here. Neither does my mother. It was entirely my own idea.
  • Burke Devlin: Carolyn Stoddard in the lion's den.



  • Burke Devlin: Miss Stoddard. Some people live in the past. All I care about is the future. And your uncle is not involved in my future.


  • Roger Collins: I'm in no danger of becoming an alcoholic on the strength of one drink.


  • Roger Collins: Burke is filled with hate and he's going to use every angle he can find to tear us down, including that twenty-year-old girl I warned you not to bring into this house.


  • Roger Collins: The best way to take care of that boy is to put him in an institution and you know it.


  • David Collins: I hope Burke Devlin comes back here! And I hope he gets even with you! I hope he gets even!

Home Video Edit

See also Edit

The World of Dark Shadows

Gallery of Shadows


External Links Edit

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