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.
Adam runs away but Barnabas brings him back and chains him in a cell in the Old House basement.
Willie is ordered to stay with Adam. Dr. Lang’s message on the tape recorder is heard by Adam.
When Adam escapes, Roger shoots and wounds him, thinking he is threatening the life of David.
Julia gives medical treatment to Adam, who seems to understand Barnabas and can speak his name.
The wearing of Josette’s earrings compels Maggie to go to the Old House, where Willie tries to befriend her.
Barnabas hires Sam to age the portrait of Angelique. As he does, Cassandra also begins to age.
Cassandra demands that Sam return the portrait to her, but he refuses and she causes him to go blind.
Taunted by Willie, an angry Adam escapes from his cell in the Old House basement and attacks Barnabas.
Barnabas decides that Adam is too much of a danger and must be killed but Adam kidnaps Carolyn.
Adam senses Carolyn’s fear and tries to comfort her. Willie is the next recipient of the dream curse.
Julia hypnotizes Willie, but he is unable to forget the dream. Adam is captured and placed in a jail cell.
Elizabeth suspects that Barnabas possesses knowledge of Adam’s identity. Adam escapes from jail.
Adam rescues Carolyn from falling off Widows’ Hill. Adam leaps off the cliff as the sheriff and Barnabas watch.
Barnabas and Willie search for Adam. Willie attempts to tell the dream to Carolyn.
With Professor Stokes serving as her beckoner, Carolyn experiences the dream curse.
Stokes has the dream, during which he confronts Angelique. Adam appears at the Evans’ cottage.
Adam responds to Sam’s kindness. Under Cassandra’s influence, Tony attempts to drug Stokes.
In an attempt to defeat Angelique, Stokes, Julia and Tony hold a seance to summon Reverend Trask.
After the seance, the ghost of Reverend Trask appears and prepares his revenge against Barnabas.
Trask’s spirit summons Barnabas’ victims from the 18th century and holds a mock trial.
Elizabeth sees Cassandra and Tony kiss. When she threatens to tell Roger, Cassandra places a curse on her.
Elizabeth is terrified of being buried alive. Adam suddenly appears and frightens Maggie.
Julia discovers the ghost of Josette weeping and realizes that Trask has taken revenge against Barnabas.
Cassandra causes Elizabeth to lose awareness of her own identity and to believe she is Naomi Collins.