A terrible atmosphere of impending doom hangs over the great house at Collinwood. On this night, Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes has had a frightening dream, in which she witnessed the death of her husband Jeb on Widows' Hill. Believing the dream to be an omen of tragedy, Carolyn has left Collinwood and gone to Widows' Hill.

Episode 980
Series Dark Shadows
Season 1970, Episode 980
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Air date March 27th, 1970
Writers Gordon Russell
Director Henry Kaplan
Producers Peter Miner
Starring Joan Bennett; Jonathan Frid; Grayson Hall; Nancy Barrett; Christopher Pennock; Geoffrey Scott
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Episode 980 is an untitled episode of the daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The episode was directed by Henry Kaplan and written by Gordon Russell. It was produced by Peter Miner and first aired on ABC on Friday, March 27th, 1970. This episode brings to a close "The Leviathan Cult" storyline, which began with episode 886. Beginning here, the "1970 Parallel Time" storyline becomes the dominant story-arc of the series for the foreseeable future. In this episode, Sky Rumson (controlled by Nicholas Blair) has a final battle with Jeb Hawkes on the cliffs of Widows' Hill. Meanwhile, Barnabas Collins considers entering parallel time in order to keep his loved ones safe from his vampiric urges.

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Character oddities[edit | edit source]

  • Julia Hoffman's reaction to Barnabas' sudden disappearance seems exaggerated. As soon as they heard the news that Sky Rumson killed Jeb Hawkes, it should have been plainly obvious to Julia exactly where Barnabas went.

Bloopers[edit | edit source]

No spell-check in the 1970s.

  • Jonathan Frid stammers a bit during his initial conversation with Julia Hoffman. He also has a few pregnant pauses during this scene, which may or may not be intentional. There is also a bit of dialogue in this scene that come off rather clumsy, suggesting that Frid may have ad-libbed a few lines.
  • The shadow of some camera equipment can be seen moving on the door to the drawing room in the scene where Carolyn Stoddard begins describing her dream.
  • In the closing credits, Geoffrey Scott's name is mis-spelled Geoffery Scott.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

"Buh-bye, Jeb!"

  • Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes: No!
  • Sky Rumson: Yes Mrs. Hawkes, I am here, even if Jeb is not. You see, Nicholas didn't show you all that was going to happen. He spared your feelings, knowing that you would not want to witness your own death! [Carolyn screams] I am afraid Mrs. Hawkes that there is no escape.


  • Julia Hoffman: Oh, Barnabas. There must be something we can do... some way of... of controlling your need for blood.


  • Julia Hoffman: Barnabas, trying to transcend that other time level can be very dangerous. You could get trapped there forever.
  • Barnabas Collins: Who is to say that might not be a blessing?





  • Barnabas Collins: I'm glad you have the pistol. It will save me the trouble of killing you myself.

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