THE DRAWING ROOM #13: DS EPISODES 271-275

Barnabas and his jewels

These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired July 10 – 14, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Answer: Victoria Winters. Question: Who is Barnabas planning to shower with jewels?
  • I’ll take Convoluted Murder Plots for $100: Jason McGuire loses big on Final Jeopardy
  • Can you handle the truth?
  • That Crazy Collinwood Chronology
  • Groovy! It’s 1967 and I’m having a flashback!
  • “He can walk at night but he’s dead”–Do we even need to say the word “Vampire”??
  • With this sheriff, it’s all about Justice, Money, and Power…pick two. (Hint: it’s not about Justice)

Also…

  • Date with a Vampire
  • There are no Henrys…and she wouldn’t have a Willie or a Sam, so…I guess Collinwood is safe from the widow next door!


Elizabeth's flashback
Flashback

big turnback
Behold! The six-dimensional “turnback”!


If you listen carefully, you can hear those little cartoon feet pattering during Jason’s Great Escape

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2 Responses to THE DRAWING ROOM #13: DS EPISODES 271-275

  1. Mark says:

    Thanks for another good podcast.

    While the questionable problem solving skills of Sheriff Patterson are a source great amusement/irritation to viewers, his lack of interest in real crime or actual investigation of crimes might be a seen a necessary plot device. If Patterson was able to figure out that there is a new guy in town who is never seen during the day and there is a rash of vampire victims then he would end up as the VanHelsing of the piece.

    The 1991 revival of the show had a more intelligent take on Sheriff Patterson, but they tended to (in the current day sequences) make his Elizabeth’s escort at social events and he was always welcomed at Collinwood. If the show had continued, I suspect that some more obvious hints of a romantic attachment between Elizabeth and Patterson would have been pursued by the writers.

    • chrissy says:

      Yes, and if Patterson is the Van Helsing, then we wouldn’t need Hoffman! And that would be no fun. I’m really enjoying Julia Hoffman’s character this time around.

      Russ and I have watched the Revival series (once) but I don’t have a clear memory of the Sheriff Patterson character. I guess we’ll have to give it another look at some point. As for Elizabeth and Patterson being romantically linked in the Revival, I wouldn’t know whether or not that makes sense (since I can’t remember him) but I DO remember Roger and Maggie being an item in the Revival, and I’m sorry, but that just did not fly with me. In my mind, these characters are too well-established in the original series to take such liberties. Just can’t imagine it.

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