"Why, doctor, what a pleasant surprise. .. I was beginning to think we wouldn’t be seeing each other at all this evening."
"I came as soon as I got your message."
"Carolyn said you wanted to see me. She made it sound urgent."
"Urgent!—Oh, of course."
Barnabas clearly doesn’t have a clue what Julia is talking about—but he catches on quickly.
"It’s not there. It must be here somewhere. I’ve got to hurry. I’ve got to find it!"
Carolyn searches Julia’s room for her notebook, but doesn’t find it.
"I was in my room working, but then a few minutes ago I heard the dogs howling."
"And you got frightened."
"No, just a little aprehensive."
"Don’t you know what the howling of the dogs mean?"
"Well, it means Barnabas is upset about something and he’s getting ready to do something about it."
Julia tells Carolyn something she didn’t know about Barnabas, and Carolyn seizes the opportunity to send Julia off on a wild goose chase to the Old House.
"Julia! What are you doing out of bed? You’re very ill!"
"No, I’m better now."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes. I’m still weak, but I’m able to go out. And I have to go out. There’s something I must do."
*Barnabas gives Julia a grumpy face for getting out of bed so soon. Julia finally forsakes the ugly plaid dress. This raises the question: Does she keep clothes at the Old House? Oh, the scandal. lol
It just occurred to me that while Julia keeps a change of suits at the Old House, she obviously doesn’t keep any night attire since she was lying in bed wearing the ugly plaid dress! *sigh* You’d think that at least Barnabas would lend her a clean pair of pyjamas while she was staying over!
And Dr. Hoffman resembles Juda Zachary less and less with every hair
God this takes time.
God, that’s getting more lifelike every time I see it! I really appreciate your talent and persistence with this project.
(It’s eerie enough that it has also inspired a plotbunny that could have worked as an original a Dark Shadows storyline. A sorcerer creates a replica of Julia that he brings to life a la Pygmalion. Evil ensues. Since I probably won’t get time to plot this out and write it, anyone who likes the idea, please feel free to steal it! )
Maggie Evans drops by Collinwood to see Vicki, and senses something off about Carolyn’s behaviour:
"You haven’t been ill or something, have you?"
"I don’t know. It’s just that you don’t seem to be yourself, and the way you keep touching that scarf… I don’t know, it just reminds me of something, that’s all. I don’t know what."
Then Maggie hears the sound of howling dogs, and becomes strangely frightened.