“You should try drinking before lunch, Mother, it makes the day just sort of float along.”
It really takes something to shock the people in this house. People can kill each other, jump out of windows, they can curse and hate each other, and nobody seems to mind. But to be a morning drinker — that shocks people!
It happens I find that drinking is my sole means of support. It’s the only way I can live with the terrible secrets.
Wouldn’t you like to know? Wouldn’t you just like to know some of the things I know? I bet you’d give your last cent to hear some of the things I could tell you!
It’s really quite funny. You loved Angelique so, and yet when she comes back, you don’t even recognize her!
If you will check, dear uncle, you will find the place beneath her skull where that hatpin —
You have never liked the truth, Uncle Roger. It’s too real for you.
I can’t! To tell you how I know would mean revealing another secret, and one more would be too many for you, you’re upset as it is.
Oh, it’s a house filled with secrets! You simply brought some of them to light! But there are many, many more. Oh, so many more. More than even you know about.
But now I know them all, every one! What a funny feeling, to know all the secrets!
Oh. I keep thinking that Will will be there waiting for me. He isn’t. I suppose I’ll accept that, eventually.
No lecturing, mother. I am a recent widow and may do as I like with my life.
I’m only sorry now that I let Will’s drinking bother me. I should simply have joined him.
But I know who killed her. Yesterday and today have been very interesting.
It’s my secret! I have lots of secrets, I’ve even seen Quentin! And if I tell one secret, then another secret will come out. And then another, and another…
Yes, mother. I will be your good little girl again. Except I do know who the murderer is. And tonight, when evening comes… I’ll do something about it.
Tomorrow: The Fault in Our Stars.
Dark Shadows bloopers to watch out for:
When Liz tells Angelique that she thought she heard Quentin outside her room, she starts to say “The footsteps –” and then realizes that Angelique is still saying her line. When she’s done, Liz says, “The footsteps were real!”
When Carolyn finds Trask in front of the tower room door, a cobweb gets stuck on her shoulder, and she has to brush it away in the middle of her confrontatio.
Behind the Scenes:
This is Denise Nickerson’s last episode on the show. Don Briscoe, who played Amy’s brother Chris, left the show abruptly in April, and Lisa Richards, who played Chris’ girlfriend Sabrina, left a month ago. When we get back to regular present-day Collinwood, it’s mentioned that Chris, Amy and Sabrina all left town together. After leaving Dark Shadows, Nickerson played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. During the 1970s, she appeared on CBS soap Search for Tomorrow, and on the PBS educational show The Electric Company as one of the ensemble of kids known as the Short Circus. In 1974, she appeared in a Brady Bunch episode about Peter and an identical transfer student. When she turned 21 in 1978, she left acting and became a nurse.
In 2014, Nickerson appeared as a new character in two of the Big Finish Dark Shadows audio plays — Carriage of the Damned and The Darkest Shadow. Stephanie Ellyne has been playing the grown-up Amy Jennings since 2013, most notably in the Bloodlust miniseries.
Amy Jennings, now played by Stephanie Ellyne, has appeared
This is also Jerry Lacy’s last episode as the Parallel Time Mr. Trask. He’ll return to the show in October as Lamar Trask, in 1840.
The terrifying stuffed pig weasel from the Todds’ antique shop has a prominent cameo in act 3, on a credenza outside the tower room. The scene begins with a close-up on the pig weasel, and slowly pulls back to show Trask walking past.
Tomorrow: The Fault in Our Stars.
— Danny Horn