Dark Shadows: The Beginning

Dark Shadows: The Beginning

6 Seasons

MPI presents the spooky series‘ rare, early episodes before the arrival of Barnabas. Victoria Winters’ mysterious journey begins as her train arrives in Collinsport, a small and stormy fishing village on the coast of Maine. An orphan in search of her identity, Victoria is befriended by a stranger named Burke Devlin. At the eerie Collinwood mansion, Victoria meets reclusive matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, her aloof brother Roger Collins, his troubled ten-year-old son David, and Elizabeth’s rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn.
Collins fishing fleet manager Bill Malloy informs Elizabeth that Burke wants to take everything the Collinses own as revenge for being sent to prison. Collinsport Inn waitress Maggie Evans tells her father Sam that she wants an end to the secret conflict between him, Roger and Burke. David warns Victoria that she will regret she came to live at Collinwood and be his governess.

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Dark Shadows: The Beginning
  • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Victoria Winters travels from New York to Collinsport and arrives at Collinwood to serve as governess.

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Victoria meets Roger Collins, who is disturbed to learn that Burke Devlin arrived in town on the same train.

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Burke attempts to obtain information on the Collins family from Joe Haskell, Carolyn Stoddard's boyfriend.

  • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and Roger question Victoria, who later meets David Collins.

  • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Victoria tells Carolyn about her background as an orphan. Sam Evans relates the story of Josette.

  • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Victoria attempts to learn why she was hired. Matthew Morgan accuses her of snooping.

  • Episode 7

    Episode 7

    After Burke visits Sam, Roger is convinced that Burke has returned to cause trouble for him.

  • Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Carolyn admits to Joe that she loves him and he proposes to her that they marry.

  • Episode 9

    Episode 9

    Carolyn tells Victoria the legend of Widows’ Hill. Carolyn goes to the Collinsport Inn to see Burke.

  • Episode 10

    Episode 10

    Roger insists that David should be sent away. Burke deceives Carolyn on why he returned.

  • Episode 11

    Episode 11

    Burke assures Elizabeth he has not returned to cause trouble but he inquires about buying Collinwood.

  • Episode 12

    Episode 12

    Roger tells Victoria the legend of the widows. Maggie is upset not knowing what is troubling her father.

  • Episode 13

    Episode 13

    Victoria catches Burke in the garage standing by Roger’s car. Elizabeth and Roger are skeptical of Burke.

  • Episode 14

    Episode 14

    While Burke waits for Roger to join him at the Blue Whale, he visits with Carolyn and Joe.

  • Episode 15

    Episode 15

    David is convinced his father hates him. On his way to town, Roger loses control of his car and crashes.

  • Episode 16

    Episode 16

    Elizabeth is appalled to learn that Carolyn went to the Blue Whale to see Burke.

  • Episode 17

    Episode 17

    David has a nightmare about Roger’s accident. Bill Malloy is certain the crash was caused deliberately.

  • Episode 18

    Episode 18

    Roger takes Victoria to confront Burke. David examines an object he has hidden in his room.

  • Episode 19

    Episode 19

    Elizabeth is upset at Carolyn’s interest in Burke and informs her that Burke wants revenge.

  • Episode 20

    Episode 20

    Roger accuses Burke of causing his car accident. Victoria questions Roger’s assumption of Burke’s guilt.

  • Episode 21

    Episode 21

    Victoria receives a letter informing her that a private detective has investigated her background.

  • Episode 22

    Episode 22

    Burke persuades Sam to paint his portrait. Roger is angry that Carolyn doubts Burke’s guilt.

  • Episode 23

    Episode 23

    Constable Carter investigates Roger’s car accident. David grabs a wrench from the Collinwood garage.

  • Episode 24

    Episode 24

    Carolyn admits it was her idea to bring Burke to Collinwood and that he made no threats.