Night at Collinwood, in a time parallel to our own. Barnabas Collins is still the captive of the avaricious author William Loomis, and does not see the mysteries and terrors growing in the countryside around. But could he see, he would witness this night an act that tips the delicate balance of good and evil... with evil the undisputed victor.

Episopde 996 is an untitled episode of the daytime Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. The episode was directed by Lela Swift and written by Joe Caldwell. It was produced by Peter Miner and first aired on ABC on Monday, April 20th, 1970. This episode is part of the "1970 Parallel Time" storyline. In this episode, Cyrus Longworth drinks his formula and transforms into John Yaeger. Grabbing a bottle of poison and his sword-cane, he goes out for a night on the town. His journey brings him to The Eagle, where he gets into a fight with a man named Steve and shares a moment with barmaid Buffie Harrington - a moment that quickly grows into an act of sheer terror for the young woman.

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  • No writing or director credits are provided in this episode.
  • This is one of the rare instances where actual living animals appear on Dark Shadows. Cyrus Longworth has some guinea pigs in his laboratory.
  • This episode sports a rare appearance of the exterior door to the The Eagle.
  • Behind-the-scenes appearance of Barnabas Collins. He is chained inside of a coffin at the beginning of this episode.

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  • John Yaeger's deformed nose makeup is really obvious in this episode; to say nothing of this spirit gum hairline.

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  • Cyrus Longworth: To bring forward all that is good in man; to rid him of the impediments of evil. To fulfill all that is best in his divided nature...

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  1. Actual screen credit; see notes.


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