Barnabas Collins remains in a deep trance. He has employed the mysterious powers of the I-Ching. And, in the basement of the Old House, has gone through the door to the infinite, hoping to find and defeat the spirit that haunts Collinwood. But, beyond the door, he has been transported back in time to the year 1897... a time of intrigue and terror for all who lived at Collinwood.

Episode 707 is an untitled episode of the daytime Gothic soap opera series Dark Shadows. It was directed by Lela Swift and written by Sam Hall. It first aired on ABC on Tuesday, March 11th, 1969. This episode is part of a storyline that this database refers to as the "1897 Flashback".

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode was recorded out of sequence from the rest of the series and was taped one day before the crew recorded episode 706.
  • Unlike other episodes of the show, this episode does not include a recap of the previous episode at the beginning.

Allusions Edit

  • Numerous references are made to Barnabas Collins in this episode, but he does not make an appearance. As the events of this episode take place during the day, Barnabas must sleep in his coffin in the cellar of the Old House.

Bloopers Edit

  • In the scene where Carl Collins has his outburst against Edward, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen overhead.
  • Joan Bennett has a slight pregnant pause in her lines when she says, "Edward, make him stop... carrying on like this".
  • When inquiring about Barnabas' whereabouts, Edward Collins says, "Where could he have gone? He doesn't know anybody in Collinwood." He likely meant to say Collinsport, not Collinwood.

Quotes Edit

  • Edward Collins: ...any man who plays the buffoon the morning after a member of his own family has passed on.
  • Carl Collins: Now just a minute, Edward, I have just as much respect for the dead as you do, and don't you ever forget it!





  • Judith Collins: Edward, I swear she did not tell me the secret.
  • Edward Collins: And would you admit it if she had?
  • Quentin Collins: Of course she wouldn't, but the fact is she had the best opportunity to worm the secret out of her. And she did.
  • Judith Collins: I did not!
  • Quentin Collins: Look at her, Edward. She never could lie very well.
  • Judith Collins: When it comes to straight-faced lying, Quentin, its impossible to compete with you!

See also Edit

The World of Dark Shadows

Gallery of Shadows


External Links Edit

Episode links

Series links

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