Tension is once again building up in Collinwood to a climax where outbursts are set to occur in Episodes #256-260
|Looking out of time and place|
|About time David had a love interest|
Back in Collinwood, David tells Vicki about his encounter with Sarah; the clothes, the song, the attitude..the whole package. Vicki asks why he didn't bring her home so they'd help look for her folks.
In her cell, Maggie once again hears Sarah's signature tune: London Bridge. The girl finally engages in a conversation with her to say if Maggie sees her big brother, she shouldn't tell him about her!
|Tough men smoke tough cigars|
|The joke's on Jason|
|Can Sarah be Maggie's only hope?|
|Tears of a vampire|
We learn why soon enough. He thinks Maggie's sanity is past the point of no return and she needs to be disposed of. Willie helplessly asks him to show mercy but Barnabas refers to a time when he too needed mercy but was shown none (when he first became a vampire I suppose). The verdict is clear: Maggie will die tomorrow night!
Upon learning this, Willie rushes down to convince Maggie to act "sane" with a little force but she insists that she does have a friend and she'll come to her. When he leaves, she finds Sarah's doll lying on the cell floor and embraces it as if her only hope.
Meanwhile, Liz gets a rather shocking call from the Sheriff informing that Carolyn got involved in a drunk car accident where she almost ran over a woman (runs in the family). Liz turns to Vicki for advice who tells it'd be best if Liz herself went down to the Sheriff's office to get Carolyn. Having never left the grounds for 18 years (except for that brief hospital stay recently thanks to Laura) but intend on building back the bridges with her daughter, she agrees to do so.
|Fall of matriarchy in the presence |
of a patriarchal figure*
*whose efficiency (as a department) has been questioned on various occasions by various characters. I may go as far as to suggest Dark Shadows itself is about women's liberation but it's too soon to make such a generalization. Saving the academic gabble for after I'm done watching.
|Liz drops the bomb|
In the Old House, Willie is in a moral battle with himself. He isn't gutsy enough to let Maggie go but instead he gives her a glass of milk with a pinch of cinnamon and poison, thinking it'd be better considering the end Barnabas has in store for her. He lets Maggie know about the poison in case she wants to take her own life.
Sarah once again appears in Maggie's cell, this time playing the song on a flute (geez!). Maggie begs her to inform Sam about her whereabouts. Sarah says she knows a secret way out of the cell but for some f'd up reason sings it in a cryptic nursery rhyme and only once (It's in the same fashion as "1,2 Freddy's coming for you.."). She, then vanishes.
|When all hope seems to be gone..|
|..there might just be another way!|
Oh no, will she make it?!!
And what's with ghosts' insistance on going puff when people aren't looking. Are they embarrased to do it with a mortal watching? I'd personally would love them to watch..mm yeah!
However, Sarah is a different ghost (that is of course if she is a ghost). She's corporeal meaning she can touch things, people can touch her etc. Very different than Josette's see-through ghost! The hints of her true identity can actually be found here
Also extra points to Liz for finally finally letting it out!!~ To be honest, that side-story interests me more at the present!
To conclude, another shoutout to my friend Zeynep who is so hooked up on the show now she's written about it on her blog.