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.
Cassandra, alias Angelique, tricks Barnabas into confronting Victoria, but Julia intervenes.
After Barnabas forces Victoria to tell him the dream, he is attacked by a bat.
Believing Barnabas to be dead, Julia and Willie bury him.
Julia realizes Barnabas is not dead when Adam gestures as though he were buried alive.
Professor Stokes and Julia dig up Barnabas, who revives and realizes he is still human.
Carolyn hides Adam in the closed-off west wing of Collinwood.
David plays Dr. Lang’s tape recorder for Cassandra, who learns valuable information from it.
Nicholas Blair listens to Lang’s tape. When David later plays it for Julia it is blank.
When Carolyn brings breakfast to Adam, he reads lines from a love poem to her.
Nicholas summons the ghost of Dr. Lang, who reveals that Julia brought Adam to life.
Nicholas raises the bodies which provided the parts for Adam and learns where he is hiding.
Nicholas meets Adam and befriends him.
After Cassandra attempts voodoo on Adam, Nicholas takes away her supernatural powers.
Cassandra admits to Barnabas that she is really Angelique. She begins to age rapidly.
Trying to save her life, Angelique desperately begs forgiveness from Barnabas.
Nicholas moves into a house by the sea and brings Angelique’s coffin to the basement.
When Adam learns that Carolyn does not love him, he tries to kill himself.
After being influenced by Nicholas, Adam demands that Barnabas create a mate for him.
Victoria tells Barnabas she will marry Jeff Clark. Later, she is kidnapped in the woods by Adam.
Victoria begs for her freedom, but Adam tells her she is to be held as a hostage.
Handyman Tom Jennings finds Angelique’s coffin and is attacked in the woods.
Nicholas supplies drugs to Adam to render Victoria unconscious.
Nicholas releases Angelique from her coffin as a vampire under his power.
Professor Stokes tries to convince Adam to reveal where he is hiding Victoria.