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|Known relatives:||Flora Collins |
Leticia Faye 
|Status:||Deceased by virtue of time era|
|1st appearance:||Episode 1117|
Desmond Collins is a fictional character featured in the ABC daytime Gothic soap opera series Dark Shadows. He is part of a storyline that this database refers to as the "1840 Flashback". Played by actor John Karlen, he was introduced in episode 1117 in October, 1970. His final appearance was in episode 1198 in January, 1971. The character made twenty-six appearances in the series in total.
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Desmond Collins lived in the mid-19th century at Collinwood. As the son of Flora Collins, Desmond actually grew up at Rose Cottage, which is part of the greater estate. He was very close with his cousin Quentin Collins and even served as his lawyer during Quentin's witchcraft trial. Desmond was the one responsible for bringing the head of Judah Zachary to Collinsport, which caused all manner of trouble for the family. Following the bizarre events of 1840, Desmond left Collinsport to marry his true love, Leticia Faye.
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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The character of Desmond Collins was created by director Henry Kaplan and writer Gordon Russell based on concepts originally developed by Dan Curtis and Art Wallace.
- Playing the role of Desmond Collins is the fourth of five different characters portrayed by John Karlen on Dark Shadows. He had previously played the roles of Willie Loomis in the present-day timeline, Carl Collins in the "1897 Flashback" and William Hollingshead Loomis in the "1970 Parallel Time" storyline. Later in 1971, following his portrayal of Desmond, Karlen would go on to play Kendrick Young in the "1841 Parallel Time" story-arc.
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- Mother; deceased by virtue of time era; presumably lived out her natural lifespan.
- Wife; deceased by virtue of time era; presumably lived out her natural lifespan.
- Leticia and Desmond were not married on-screen. However, it is reasonable to assume that they did in fact wed shortly after their final appearances, as was their plan at the time.
- Dark Shadows Wiki; Biographical Information.