Episode 890: The Curious Belief

“I will know to trust them, to lead them through the mysteries that will make them respond.”

And Julia Hoffman seeks to find the secret to his behavior in a mysterious box, which he somehow brought from the past.

890 dark shadows julia barnabas curious

You will give up your curious belief that you have a right to know everything about me!

890 dark shadows barnabas julia understanding

Well, I’m tired of understanding!

890 dark shadows julia barnabas box

But this box… it frightens me.

890 dark shadows barnabas nothing

Nothing must happen to you. I must make quite sure that nothing ever does.

890 dark shadows megan philip moon

Here we are, living in the twentieth century, the most exciting century the world has ever known. I mean, we’re sending men to the moon!

890 dark shadows megan philip sarcasm

I hate sarcastic women!

890 dark shadows carolyn barnabas silly

Barnabas, I don’t know if I’m being silly or not.

890 dark shadows carolyn barnabas harm

You’re far too important a person to have anything happen to you.

890 dark shadows julia barnabas do we

You’re giving far too much importance to that telegram.

890 dark shadows barnabas oberon when

Tell me so that I will make no mistake, in this most important moment in time.

890 dark shadows oberon knocking

They will be strangers, but you will know them.

890 dark shadows naga

The sign of the Naga. The sudden knocking at the door.

Monday: She’s Me.

Dark Shadows bloopers to watch out for:

Barnabas tells Carolyn, “You must do — well, you — nothing must happen to you.”

Megan goes to get the telegram to show it to Julia, but it’s not in the place where she expects it to be. Then she spies it off-camera, and says, “Oh! It’s — um. Let me get it.” She dashes out of frame to grab it.

While Carolyn is talking to Barnabas in the Collinwood drawing room, there’s a moment when something goes wrong with the sound, giving one of Carolyn’s lines a breathy echo.

Julia reminds Barnabas, “Barnabas, we know the significance of the Tate portin — portrait of Quentin.”

Trying to get rid of Julia, Barnabas walks over to the coat rack. He picks up his own cape, then puts it back and grabs Julia’s coat.

In Barnabas’ dream, when he asks Oberon, “Where will I find them?” you can see the boom mic hovering above Oberon, in the top left of the screen.

Monday: She’s Me.

890 dark shadows leviathan splotch

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— Danny Horn

1 thought on “Episode 890: The Curious Belief

  1. That expression of Julia’s in the screen capture at the very top, I don’t think I’ve seen that one before. Is it her “pouty little girl who isn’t getting what she wants” look? Blink once, and you miss at least half a dozen Julia looks.

    And that Barnabas look, fourth frame down with the caption “Nothing must happen to you”: Finally, Frid’s Barnabas has achieved a look that he didn’t even have as a bloodthirsty creature of the night — bloodless.

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