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 36

    Episode 1

    Roger demands that Sam cancel painting Burke’s portrait. Elizabeth begs Victoria to stay at Collinwood.

  • Episode 37

    Episode 2

    Sam gives Maggie a letter to keep. Roger admits he has heard sobbing coming from the basement.

  • Episode 38

    Episode 3

    Matthew threatens to kill Burke. Carolyn leaves her ring for Burke to find and return to her.

  • Episode 39

    Episode 4

    Bill Malloy informs Burke that if Burke will leave town, he’ll do his best to help clear him.

  • Episode 40

    Episode 5

    Carolyn follows Burke to Bangor. While drunk, Sam makes a damaging admission to Bill.

  • Episode 41

    Episode 6

    Maggie is unable to learn what is troubling Sam. Torn by his conscience, Sam comes to Collinwood.

  • Episode 42

    Episode 7

    Burke confers with James Blair about taking control of everything the Collinses own.

  • Episode 43

    Episode 8

    Bill admits he would do anything to protect Elizabeth. He suspects Sam has some special knowledge.

  • Episode 44

    Episode 9

    Elizabeth learns that Burke has made a move to take over the Collins family financial holdings.

  • Episode 45

    Episode 10

    Bill sets up a meeting to clear Burke of the manslaughter charge and place guilt on someone else.

  • Episode 46

    Episode 11

    Bill issues a demand to Roger and Sam that they meet him at 11:00 a.m. in Roger’s office.

  • Episode 47

    Episode 12

    Burke, Sam and Roger wait in Roger’s office for Bill to arrive. They leave after an hour.

  • Episode 48

    Episode 13

    David receives a crystal ball as a gift from Burke. David consults the ball to learn about Bill’s disappearance.

  • Episode 49

    Episode 14

    Everyone in Collinsport is concerned about the unexplained disappearance of Bill.

  • Episode 50

    Episode 15

    At Widows’ Hill, Victoria screams as she sees a dead body laying on the rocks below the cliff.

  • Episode 51

    Episode 16

    At Elizabeth’s request, Matthew investigates Widow’s Hill but reports he found no body, only seaweed.

  • Episode 52

    Episode 17

    Victoria and Carolyn are terrified by strange noises at Collinwood. Sam makes a promise to Maggie.

  • Episode 53

    Episode 18

    David tells Victoria that ghosts are all around them. Matthew makes a startling admission.

  • Episode 54

    Episode 19

    Sheriff Patterson questions Matthew about Bill. Elizabeth is horrified that Bill may have been murdered.

  • Episode 55

    Episode 20

    Roger is interrogated by the sheriff. He denies knowing the purpose of the meeting in which Bill never arrived.

  • Episode 56

    Episode 21

    Roger insists to Sam it is imperative that the two of them must stick to their original stories.

  • Episode 57

    Episode 22

    Burke is eager to learn who was responsible for Bill’s fate. The sheriff makes a revelation involving Bill.

  • Episode 58

    Episode 23

    The sheriff questions Sam. David studies tidal charts to learn more about Bill’s disappearance.

  • Episode 59

    Episode 24

    Elizabeth is queried by the sheriff. David listens as Roger makes a false confession to Elizabeth.