“This is the only family I’ll ever need, this knife!”
All I know is you talk too much! All you Collinses are always talking! You think it’s so precious! All those words!
Gabriel! Stop calling me that! I hate that name! I hate myself! Oh, and I hate you!
Well, it’s not going to stop me, mother, all those lies, because I’m going to kill you! And I’m going to kill everyone else! This is the only family I’ll ever need, this knife!
Get out of here! I’ll take care of him! You seem very concerned, considering he was about to kill you!
Gabriel! You killed him! You killed him!
Melanie! Now listen, you’ve got to come out of there! Melanie! Now, look, just because Kendrick Young knows about your attacks, that’s no reason to lock yourself in the room!
I killed his sister! Dear god, I killed that innocent girl!
You can’t talk like that! Now, you’ve got to come out! They’re not going to lock you anywhere!
No! Leave him alone! Leave us all alone! What’s over is over!
If Gabriel is innocent, then someone else is guilty! Who killed my sister? Tell me! Who killed Stella?
Melanie, please, let me in! Melanie, I am going to see you, now, open this door, please! Melanie! Melanie!
Kendrick, no! You want a happy ending! And for a Collins, there’s no such thing as a happy ending!
All right, think! Think about some young, poor, beautiful girl, lying in a grave in the woods! She has no more chance! But you still do, if you take it!
All right, all right, what is it? All right, now look, now look, just take it easy, calm down, try to get ahold of yourself, but tell me what it is! Now, come on!
Let go of me! I’ll kill you! I’ll kill you! I know who you are! I know I hate you! I hate all of you! Because you hate me! And it’s all out in the open!
I can’t rest, I’ve got too much to do! I’ve got too much killing to do!
Tomorrow: The Unlovables.
Dark Shadows bloopers to watch out for:
Quentin shouts through the door, “Now, look, just because Kendrick Young knows about your attacks, that’s no reason to lock yourself in the room!” He means your room.
At the start of act 3, when Melanie says “well,” someone in the studio clears his throat.
There’s another throat-clearing when Quentin tells Gabriel, “You can help to save all of us.”
Yet another throat-clearing after Flora says, “What am I going to tell him, that Melanie killed his sister?” Dude needs a lozenge.
Quentin trips over the line, “Did he say where he is?”
When Quentin tells Flora what he’s going to say to Kendrick, there’s studio noise and shuffling feet.
Quentin has a whole scene with Flora about what he’s going to say to Kendrick when he finds him, but in the next scene, Kendrick arrives and talks to Flora, with no payoff for the Quentin scene.
After Flora tells Kendrick, “I have nothing to tell you,” the person clears his throat three times in a row. Seriously, dude.
Tomorrow: The Unlovables.
— Danny Horn