THE DRAWING ROOM #37: DS EPISODES 391-395

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired December 26-29, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Push comes to shove: a tale of motherly love
  • St. Josette, the tragic widow martyr
  • Is Abigail a better detective than Rev. Trask?
  • Beware…the uninteresting child
  • Russ exercises his stock options
  • The Commotionless Motion of the Collins Moving Day
  • Haunted houses…or haunted people?
  • The Serendipitously Bandaged Ghost

Also…

  • Good, Bad, Ugly, Ice Bowl & Tribbles
  • We say goodbye to 1967

dress1What the well-dressed armchair is wearing this season

jerimiahProofreader needed, apply at Dan Curtis Productions

downoutKathryn Leigh Scott’s new novel, Down and Out in Beverly Heels, is now available on Amazon.

From her website: The novel is a fun, light-hearted romance, taking us into the Hollywood social swirl, but also delves into the gritty truth of what it is to be “homeless and hiding it” in one of the most glittering, fashionable cities in the world.

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4 Responses to THE DRAWING ROOM #37: DS EPISODES 391-395

  1. Mark says:

    There are a number of backgrounds that have been proposed regarding Angelique’s childhood. Lara Parker in the novel Angelique’s Descent suggests that she was separated from her mother at age 10 or so. In one of the Big Finish audio dramas (Final Judgement) indicates that Josette and Angelique were raised together. Natalie is critical of the way that Josette shared her toys and clothing with Angelique who is destined to be a servant. Personally, I tend to think that Natalie found Angelique to be an uninteresting child because of class distinctions–it was not worth her time to pay that much attention to Angelique.

    • Silverednickle says:

      I actually believe that Angelique’s Descent and Final Judgement work nicely together. Josette notes that Angelique and she played together as children, which could technically work if Angelique came on around ten, assuming she spent a year at Monsieur Bouchard’s plantation. While eleven might a little old for this era to be considered children, though I’m getting too technical (the problem with historical knowledge and period pieces).

      I do agree that Natalie found Angelique to be uninteresting because of class distinction. Servants are meant to only really be seen when they are needed, which might have given Angelique plenty of time to keep up with her witchcraft in her own room, like she has been seen doing at Collinwood from time to time.

      I actually find it weird that Laura Parker had Natalie know about her mother’s abilities because that would likely shade Natalie’s suspictions when witchcraft starts popping up in Collinwood. Even if Natalie has had years of not seeing anything weird from Angelique, it would be something to investigate. Then again, maybe this is a spell on Angelique’s part.

      Regarding Angelique’s background, it gets weirder later when she recalls things from the 1600s, though Big Finish has gone to support the fan-fic theory that Angelique merely becomes reincarnated, though not fully grown like Laura Collins.

  2. longtime fan says:

    Re: Criticism. The prop master’s misspelling of Jeremiah’s name on the tombstone effectively reflected the common occurrence of misspellings on grave markers all over the country. Stone cutters have never been the most educated. On the other hand, when studying old documents, one learns that in olden days even learned people had peculiar spellings and sometimes spelled their own names various ways at various times. I also love the archaic/phonetic spellings (“here lyeth”) as well as the sign on the gaol.

    The fabric used on the chair in the Old House drawing room appears to be an authentic historic reproduction. I believe it was also used as a curtain in Vicki’s room. It was appropriate for the set decorator to use it multiple places, for there was no shame in the Collins family of the 18th century making the most of a bolt of cloth.

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