These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired April 29 – May 10, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Old McCollins had a dream, E I E I O….
  • “Is it really that important for you to learn everything about yourself?”
  • Overacting 101
  • Superfluous Lang
  • How much more story can we squeeze out of Lang?
  • Wicked Stepmother—Deluxe!
  • David’s B.S. Meter is in full operational mode
  • Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…
  • Where did Adam’s face come from?
  • The Dying Bride
  • Pleasant Memories of Live at the Old House
  • A challenging time for Barnabas
  • Knock, knock! Crazy-Gram!
  • Angelique’s unnecessary risks and damage control
  • Dream a little dream…or not
  • Dead body breathing, off tape-recorder recording, closed doors slamming
  • Buckets o’ dry ice!
  • Oops! Unintended results


  • Dopey Horses

david2The advent of the Nehru jacket…

skirt2…and the return of the “World’s Fair Skirt”

kiss4“Like I don’t have enough mother issues ALREADY!!”


skull3Skull on a Stick!

lamp1Dramatic Lighting

bogart4“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid…”

labmirror1Here’s looking at you, Barnabas…

williecrazyAnd here’s lookin’ at you, Willie. Glad to have you back, you crazy ol’ son of a gun!

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6 Responses to THE DRAWING ROOM #53: DS EPISODES 481 – 490

  1. mark gillman says:

    Great new podcast as always! One comment just on the subject of Victoria’s reply to Jeff about finding out about his own past. I kind of think it was a denial response and kind of a romantic “Hoping against hope”-type reaction. I see why some would see it as hypocritical, but I felt it was a gut reaction/response to fear of loss. She lost Burke suddenly in a tragedy, she lost Peter Bradford through the whole tragedy of being trapped in the past, and then being “Slingshot” back to the present. Then she was engaged to Barnabas, and that fell through. I took her response as more optimistic than hypocritical. She desperately wants Peter Bradford to be real, even if he lives through another person. She doesn’t want to suffer heartbreak again. Just my 2 cents. Anyway, love the podcast! Was very excited to listen to it on the way to school this morning!

    • chrissy says:

      Thanks for being a loyal listener, and for your insights on Vicki. It’s true, she’s had a tough time in the romance department, so I guess she wants as little rocking of the boat as possible. It makes sense. How much more loss can this girl take??

      But, as for “being engaged to Barnabas, and that fell through,” I don’t think her heart was ever in that. She was sort of under his spell. Once that “spell” was lifted, she had no grief about it. Either Barnabas is controlling her memory of those events, or she’s subconsciously blocking them from her own mind. I think it would pain her to lose his friendship more than anything else. But as far as we’ve watched, that doesn’t seem to be a problem.

  2. Mariam says:

    Thanks for the podcast and the great photos to go with it! I do like what you said about Angelique taking orders from the Devil, as I never liked the theory that Barnabas’s dumping her (or leading her on) in 1795 was the cause of evil her deeds. I think she was evil from the get-go. And good observation about David’s BS meter; he seems less the obnoxious little kid when you see it in that context.

    • chrissy says:

      Good observation that David “seems less the obnoxious little kid when you see it in…context.” Yes, sometimes David does seem obnoxious, but let’s stop a moment to think of all the crap and nonsense he’s had to deal with. He’s the only kid, in a world full of adults who all have their own weird and particular problems…and he’s sometimes the VICTIM of these adults! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: poor David! In his world, to survive, he’s NEEDED to develop a good BS meter.

      And yes, I almost forgot about how Angelique was when we first met her in 1795. With this added information about where she gets her orders, it does shed some more light on what was going on in that storyline as well.

  3. Emily says:

    Want to know what’s really terrifying about Maggies skirt?
    Look again- they are PANTS!
    When she walks there’s a split down the middle, those are the most enormous pair of bell bottoms the world has ever seen.

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