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 71

    Episode 1

    After touring the Collins cannery with Roger, Victoria visits the sheriff and repeats her story to him.

  • Episode 72

    Episode 2

    Carolyn suggests to Elizabeth that Bill Malloy’s former housekeeper, Mrs. Johnson, works at Collinwood.

  • Episode 73

    Episode 3

    Sheriff Patterson informs Elizabeth that the coroner ruled Bill’s death an accidental drowning.

  • Episode 74

    Episode 4

    Roger is ecstatic over the coroner’s report, but Burke angrily insists that Bill was murdered.

  • Episode 75

    Episode 5

    On Lookout Point above the ocean, Victoria finds the missing fountain pen that Burke gave to Carolyn.

  • Episode 76

    Episode 6

    Elizabeth vows to fight Burke after he declares that he intends to take control of the Collins family holdings.

  • Episode 77

    Episode 7

    David finds he is unable to choose between Elizabeth and Burke. David and Carolyn argue about Burke.

  • Episode 78

    Episode 8

    Maggie and Joe enjoy each other’s company at the Blue Whale. Roger quarrels with Sam and with Joe.

  • Episode 79

    Episode 9

    As part of a scheme, Mrs. Johnson pretends to accuse Burke of being responsible for Bill’s death.

  • Episode 80

    Episode 10

    Roger is terrified when he learns Victoria found the fountain pen that he lost at Lookout Point.

  • Episode 81

    Episode 11

    Matthew expresses his hostility to Burke. Elizabeth offers Mrs. Johnson a job at Collinwood.

  • Episode 82

    Episode 12

    Burke realizes Roger lost the pen at Lookout Point. Roger takes the pen from David’s room.

  • Episode 83

    Episode 13

    Roger buries the pen, then defends David when Victoria accuses the boy of stealing it.

  • Episode 84

    Episode 14

    Luring her to a closed-off wing of Collinwood, David locks Victoria in an isolated room.

  • Episode 85

    Episode 15

    Sam and Burke get drunk and discuss ghosts at Collinwood. The ghost of Bill Malloy appears.

  • Episode 86

    Episode 16

    Burke and Carolyn enjoy a flirtatious date. Victoria attempts to escape from the locked room.

  • Episode 87

    Episode 17

    Victoria hysterically recounts how she saw the ghost of Bill Malloy after she is freed from the room.

  • Episode 88

    Episode 18

    In the locked room, Elizabeth and Roger discover seaweed on the floor where Victoria saw Bill’s ghost.

  • Episode 89

    Episode 19

    Collins Enterprise employees are offered better jobs by Burke if they come to work for him instead.

  • Episode 90

    Episode 20

    When David learns Victoria saw a ghost, he begs her to stay. Victoria finds a possible clue to her identity.

  • Episode 91

    Episode 21

    Burke drives Victoria to Bangor and again warns her that she should leave Collinwood for good.

  • Episode 92

    Episode 22

    In Bangor, Victoria questions Collins family lawyers Richard and Frank Garner, a father and son team.

  • Episode 93

    Episode 23

    Roger and Elizabeth argue over Burke’s offer to buy Collinwood. David draws a picture of Bill’s ghost.

  • Episode 94

    Episode 24

    Frank Garner promises Victoria to help her find information on her background.