Randall Drew
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Randall Drew
Franchise: Dark Shadows
Notability: Recurring character
Type: Lawyer
Gender: Male
Location: New York
Collinsport, Maine
Known relatives: Roxanne Drew
Samantha Drew
Status: Deceased
Died: 1840
1st appearance: Episode 1143
Final: Episode 1154/155
Actor: Gene Lindsey

Randall Drew is a fictional lawyer and a minor recurring character featured on the original daytime Gothic soap opera series Dark Shadows. He is associated with a storyline colloquially referred to as the "1840 Flashback". Played by actor Gene Lindsey, he first appeared in episode 1143 in 1970. He made five appearances in the series in total.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Randall Drew was born in Collinsport, Maine sometime in the early 19th century. He had two sisters, Roxanne and Samantha Drew. As an adult, he moved to New York where he worked as a lawyer.

Samantha Drew married Quentin Collins, which made Randall part of the extended Collins family. In the 1830s, Randall had an affair with one of his employees named Joanna Mills, who coincidentally enough, also had a relationship with Quentin Collins.

Randall Drew returned to Collinsport in 1840 to attend the funeral of his sister Roxanne, whom he had been told was murdered by way of "sorcery'. In truth, she had been killed by a vampire. [1] Randall learned the truth about his sister, and confronted her after she had risen as a vampire herself. He forced Roxanne into the sunlight, which ultimately destroyed her.

Randall then became involved in the mystery of the warlock who was practicing witchcraft at Collinwood. After conducting a brief investigation, he incorrectly determined it was Quentin who was the warlock (it was actually Gerard Stiles) and went to meet with Lamar Trask to reveal his evidence.

While he was on his way, he was strangled by an unknown culprit. [2] It was later revealed that he was killed by Gabriel Collins, and Quentin was framed for the murder. Quentin was arrested, but the charges were eventually dropped.

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Randall Drew was the first character to appear in his introductory episode in episode 1143.
  • The first on-screen character that Randall Drew encountered was Barnabas Collins.
  • This is the only recurring television work for actor Gene Lindsey.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

"1840 Flashback"

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