With its alluring tales of gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, Dark Shadows became the most popular daytime series of all time during its run on ABC from 1966-71. Much like the show’s character Barnabas Collins, a guilt-ridden vampire released from his chained coffin after nearly 200 years, Dark Shadows retains an immortality that time steadfastly fails to erode.
Edward follows Judith to the abandoned cellar and discovers that Dirk’s coffin is hidden there.
Gregory Trask is forced to absolve Tim of guilt for Minerva’s murder. Carl hears Pansy’s voice in the graveyard.
Magda returns with a mysterious box containing the hand of Count Petofi, which she says has magical powers.
Quentin locks Carl in the secret room of the Collins Mausoleum, where Barnabas' coffin is located.
Barnabas suspects that Carl has revealed his secret. Trask accuses Barnabas of murder.
Barnabas finds his coffin chained and protected by a cross. He commands Charity to hide him in the school.
Trask tries to use Charity to trap Barnabas. As Barnabas is about to bite Charity, Nora appears.
The hand of Count Petofi is used to perform a procedure on Charity. Evan Hanley confronts Barnabas.
In an attempt to take control of the Collins family and wealth, Trask persuades Judith to marry him.
Edward is horrified that Judith has altered her will. Magda uses Petofi's hand hoping to cure Quentin.
Charity dreams of a romantic interlude with Quentin while his music plays in the background.
Evan steals the hand of Count Petofi. Barnabas makes an attempt to free the werewolf.
Judith has nightmares and visits the grave of Minerva. She begins to believe that she is Minerva.
Trask and Evan conjure up the spirit of Minerva to frighten and threaten Judith.
After a jail guard is attacked, Quentin escapes. He and Judith encounter the ghost of Minerva.
Evan and Trask try to convince Judith to sign a paper committing her to a sanitarium.
Quentin and Magda summon Angelique to help them recover the missing hand of Count Petofi.
Victor Fenn-Gibbon observes as Angelique conducts a ceremony using the hand to help Quentin.
A gypsy named Julianka tells Barnabas she has come to end the curse in return for the hand.
Aristede sets in motion a curved blade which will kill Quentin unless Aristede can get Petofi’s hand.
In the woods, Julianka the gypsy is found dead with a strange mark on her forehead.
The spirit of Julianka appears but refuses to help and lays a curse on Magda for stealing the hand.
Following Sandor’s death, Magda learns that Quentin’s son has also died.
Petofi’s hand reappears to Magda. Aristede enlists Tim Shaw’s help in regaining the hand.