Morning at Collinwood, but there is no joy in this morning. For the mistress of the great house died on the previous night. There is considerable mystery surrounding her death, mystery that can only increase before its ultimate resolution. And at this moment two innocent children are about to be drawn tighter into a web of terror neither can understand.

Episode 656 is the untitled 656th episode of the daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The episode was directed by Henry Kaplan with a script written by Ron Sproat. It first aired on ABC on Monday, December 30th, 1968. This episode is part of "The Ghost of Quentin Collins" storyline.

Synopsis Edit

In this episode, David and Amy continue to do the bidding of the mysterious ghost of Quentin Collins. A man named Mister Jarret comes to Collinwood under the pretense of organizing funeral preparations for Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Maggie Evans moves into Collinwood to take over the role of governess to David and Amy. Mrs. Johnson experiences several frightening moments in the bedroom once occupied by Victoria Winters.

Cast Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Opening still: Collinwood, exterior tower side (day).

Allusions Edit

  • Many of the plot points of this episode revolve around Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. Elizabeth supposedly "died" in episode 655. In truth however, she has been placed in a supernaturally-induced sleep that gives the appearance of death. This is all part of the ongoing machinations of Angélique, who is perpetually causing misery for the Collins family.

Bloopers Edit

  • In the scene where barnabas Collins is speaking with Mrs. Johnson in the drawing room, a camera can be briefly seen on the right side of the screen near Barnabas’ right shoulder.

Quotes Edit

  • Mrs. Johnson: This house is cursed and everyone who's under its roof. I'm glad the children will be leaving.



See also Edit

The World of Dark Shadows

Gallery of Shadows


External Links Edit

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