Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera which follows the strange happenings of the Collins family and their surrounding friends. The show features all sorts of supernatural things, including a phoenix, vampires, witches, warlocks, zombies, ghosts, a Jekyll/Hyde-type character, H. P. Lovecraft-inspired Leviathans, man-made monsters and werewolves.It ran for nearly 5 years on ABC and had 1225 episodes.
Dark Shadows (1966) Season 1 (1966)
|1x01 DS-1 |
Victoria Winters travels to Collinsport by train from New York to be the governess of 10 year old David Collins. Also on that train is Burke Devlin, who seems rather mysterious. We ...
|Jun. 27, 1966|
|1x02 DS-2 |
At the Collinwood mansion, Victoria meets with the reclusive matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, while Burke Devlin talks with a private detective at the local Blue Whale tavern. ...
|Jun. 28, 1966|
|1x03 DS-3 |
Elizabeth's brother, Roger Collins, desperately searches for local artist Sam Evans. Meanwhile, Victoria meets Elizabeth's teenage daughter Carolyn and begins to wonder if Collinwood ...
|Jun. 29, 1966|
|1x04 DS-4 |
Victoria is interrogated by Roger over her knowledge of Burke Devlin and their encounter at the train station. Later that night, Victoria has an unpleasant first meeting with David ...
|Jun. 30, 1966|
|1x05 DS-5 |
After her first night at Collinwood, Victoria has decided to go back to New York. Victoria explains to Carolyn that she is an orphan and came to Collinsport because she believed that ...
|Jul. 01, 1966|
|1x06 DS-6 |
Victoria looks for David in the basement of Collinwood. While looking, a stranger enters the room and asks who she is. He accuses her of snooping around. Elizabeth comes down and says ...
|Jul. 04, 1966|
|1x07 DS-7 |
Sam Evans and Roger discuss Burke Devlin's return. Sam agrees with Roger's fear that Burke is planning revenge against the Collins family for his jail sentence, but refuses to offer ...
|Jul. 05, 1966|
|1x08 DS-8 |
Carolyn's flighty romance with Joe Haskell takes a new turn when she admits that she is in love with him, but refuses an offer of marriage. Victoria investigates Elizabeth's claims ...
|Jul. 06, 1966|
|1x09 DS-9 |
Victoria learns of the tragic legend of Widows Hill, a cliff located close to Collinwood, where many suicides occurred. Meanwhile, Carolyn is intrigued by Burke and decides to learn ...
|Jul. 07, 1966|
|1x10 DS-10 |
Roger puts pressure on Elizabeth to send David away to boarding school, a conversation the boy overhears. Burke gives Carolyn false information on the reason for his return.
|Jul. 08, 1966|
|1x11 DS-11 |
Burke Devlin pays the residents of Collinwood a visit, apparently hoping to reassure Elizabeth that he has no vendetta to pursue against her family. He does, however, ask if Collinwood ...
|Jul. 11, 1966|
|1x12 DS-12 |
Roger encounter Victoria on Widows' Hill and tells her the story of its legend and history. Meanwhile, Maggie Evans tries to learn what is troubling her father, Sam.
|Jul. 12, 1966|
|1x13 DS-13 |
Elizabeth and Roger continue to harbour suspicions about Burke, in spite of him offering the hand of friendship. As Victoria walks to Matthew's cottage, she notices Burke examining ...
|Jul. 13, 1966|
|1x14 DS-14 |
Victoria learns about David's relationship with Roger. Burke arranges to meet with Roger at the Blue Whale, and spends time talking with Joe and Carolyn, at her request.
|Jul. 14, 1966|
|1x15 DS-15 |
David is now convinced that his father hates him. Roger leaves the estate in his car to meet with Burke. On the way, he loses control of the car and crashes.
|Jul. 15, 1966|
|1x16 DS-16 |
Roger emerges from the accident without serious injury, but is shaken by the experience. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is appalled to learn of Carolyn's flirtation with Burke.
|Jul. 18, 1966|
|1x17 DS-17 |
Elizabeth comforts David after he has a nightmare about Roger's car accident. Collins family employee and retainer Bill Malloy begins to suspect that Roger was the victim of foul p ...
|Jul. 19, 1966|
|1x18 DS-18 |
Learning Victoria saw Burke by his car, Roger takes her to Burke's room at the hotel to make a confrontation. Meanwhile, David harbours the bleeder valve taken from Roger's car.
|Jul. 20, 1966|
|1x19 DS-19 |
Elizabeth continues to insist that Carolyn should not visit Burke again, adamant that he is attempting to destroy the Collins family. Bill Malloy attempts to learn more about Burke's ...
|Jul. 21, 1966|
|1x20 DS-20 |
Roger confronts Burke, accusing him outright of causing the accident and attempting to kill him. Victoria, however, is unimpressed by Roger's assumption of foul play on Burke's par ...
|Jul. 22, 1966|
|1x21 DS-21 |
Victoria is disturbed to receive a letter informing her that her background has been probed by a private investigator. Meanwhile, Bill Malloy confronts Burke about Roger's crash.
|Jul. 25, 1966|
|1x22 DS-22 |
Sam Evans reluctantly accepts a commission from Burke to paint a portrait of him, apparently destined for the Collinwood drawing room. Roger is annoyed that Carolyn does not believe ...
|Jul. 26, 1966|
|1x23 DS-23 |
Constable Carter arrives at Collinwood to investigate Roger's car accident. In an attempt to prevent his sabotage being revealed, David tampers with the evidence.
|Jul. 27, 1966|
|1x24 DS-24 |
Constable Carter investigates Roger's claims of sabotage, questioning Burke. However, Carolyn proves herself an ally to Burke, saying that she brought him to Collinwood without his ...
|Jul. 28, 1966|
|1x25 DS-25 |
Roger presses Elizabeth for an explanation of her reasons for hiring Victoria, which she refuses to give. Meanwhile, Victoria is shocked to discover the missing bleeder valve in her ...
|Jul. 29, 1966|
|1x26 DS-26 |
The police obtain a warrant to search Burke's room, believing him to be a suspect. When Victoria attempts to retrieve the bleeder valve, she discovers that it has been taken.
|Aug. 01, 1966|
|1x27 DS-27 |
Burke meets with his private investigator Stuart Bronson, who provides him with a complete breakdown of the Collins family finances., as he begins to make plans.
|Aug. 02, 1966|
|1x28 DS-28 |
Roger learns from Maggie that David has been seen trying to get into Burke's room at the hotel. As the police investigations near a conclusion, Burke and Roger's animosity increases ...
|Aug. 03, 1966|
|1x29 DS-29 |
Burke finds David in his hotel room and is quick to strike up a friendship with the boy. David later disposes of the missing bleeder valve in Burke's room, not knowing that Burke has ...
|Aug. 04, 1966|
|1x30 DS-30 |
Roger struggles to come to terms with the revelation that his own son attempted to kill him. David continues to deny the accusations until Burke produces the missing bleeder valve. ...
|Aug. 05, 1966|
|1x31 DS-31 |
Burke defies expectations and lies to absolve David of involvement in the crash. However, he later privately confides in Victoria, warning her to beware of her young charge.
|Aug. 08, 1966|
|1x32 DS-32 |
Roger is forced to admit to a shocked Elizabeth that David was behind the murder attempt. Later, under questioning from Sheriff Paterson, Elizabeth lies to protect the boy.
|Aug. 09, 1966|
|1x33 DS-33 |
Joe Haskell pays an unannounced drunken visit to Collinwood, passing out in the mansion. Meanwhile, Victoria journeys to the Blue Whale for a meeting with Burke Devlin.
|Aug. 10, 1966|
|1x34 DS-34 |
Burke tells Victoria that he has asked his private investigator to research her past, and has received a report. However, it reveals nothing new. Joe and Carolyn reflect on their r ...
|Aug. 11, 1966|
|1x35 DS-35 |
Growing uneasy about the prospect of painting Burke's portrait, Sam tries to abandon the project. Meanwhile, Carolyn is jealous to learn of the developing relationship between Victoria ...
|Aug. 12, 1966|
|1x36 DS-36 |
A furious Roger demands that Sam does not paint Burke's portrait. Elizabeth begs Elizabeth to stay at Collinwood, and later confers with David in an attempt to find a solution.
|Aug. 15, 1966|
|1x37 DS-37 |
Worried at the escalating feud with Roger, Sam entrusts Maggie with a sealed letter. Roger confides in Victoria that he too has heard the mysterious sobbing sounds coming from the basement. ...
|Aug. 16, 1966|
|1x38 DS-38 |
Matthew Morgan threatens to kill Burke, for his interference in the affairs of the Collins family. Meanwhile, Carolyn courts the attentions of Burke by leaving her ring for him to ...
|Aug. 17, 1966|
|1x39 DS-39 |
Aware of the detrimental effect Burke's vendetta is having on the Collins family and Elizabeth in particular, Bill Malloy offers to help clear Burke of manslaughter, but only if he ...
|Aug. 18, 1966|
|1x40 DS-40 |
A wily Carolyn continues to pursue Burke, following him on a business trip to the nearby town of Bangor. Meanwhile, Sam makes a devastating admission to Bill Malloy.
|Aug. 19, 1966|
|1x41 DS-41 |
Sam looks at a skech he drew of Burke Devlin at his home. The phone rings. Sam answers it and finds its Roger Collins. They talk. While they're talking, Sam Evans puts the phone down ...
|Aug. 22, 1966|
|1x42 DS-42 |
Burke makes moves to take over the Collins empire. Meanwhile, Sam's visit to Collinwood proves fruitless, as he finds himself unable to reveal the truth to Elizabeth.
|Aug. 23, 1966|
|1x43 DS-43 |
Bill continues to believe that Sam is withholding vital information about the true events behind Burke's manslaughter change. Appealing to Sam, he admits he would do anything to protect ...
|Aug. 24, 1966|
|1x44 DS-44 |
Elizabeth learns from John Harris of Burke's plans to aggressively take over the Collins family businesses. Meanwhile, Malloy fears that Roger is in danger unless drastic steps are ...
|Aug. 25, 1966|
|1x45 DS-45 |
Roger reprimands Carolyn for associating with Burke. Bill Malloy arranges a meeting between Roger, Sam and Burke, intent on proving Roger's guilt and ending Burke's vendetta.
|Aug. 26, 1966|
|1x46 DS-46 |
In spite of extreme reluctance on the part of Roger, Bill Malloy demands that the meeting will go ahead as planned, to take place at 11pm at Roger's office at the cannery.
|Aug. 29, 1966|
|1x47 DS-47 |
Roger arrives for the meeting with Sam and Burke, and shares an uneasy hour waiting for Bill to arrive. However, after he fails to appear after an hour, the meeting is reluctantly ...
|Aug. 30, 1966|
|1x48 DS-48 |
David receives a crystal ball as a gift from Burke. Upon staring into it, the boy announces that Bill's disappearance is because he has been murdered by Roger.
|Aug. 31, 1966|
|1x49 DS-49 |
Burke is despondent at the news of Bill's disappearance, believing that he will now never clear his name. As the news spreads, concern for Malloy continues to grow.
|Sep. 01, 1966|
|1x50 DS-50 |
David's attempts to scare Victoria continue with a message written on her mirror. Later, while walking along the cliffs, Carolyn and Victoria make a terrifying discovery.
|Sep. 02, 1966|
|1x51 DS-51 |
Carolyn and Victoria rush back to Collinwood in terror, and tell Elizabeth about seeing the body of a man floating in the sea beneath Widows' Hill. Matthew investigates and finds nothing ...
|Sep. 05, 1966|
|1x52 DS-52 |
Sam forces Maggie not to open his sealed letter. At Collinwood, Victoria and Carolyn are scared by mysterious sounds as an unseen force moves a book in the drawing room.
|Sep. 06, 1966|
|1x53 DS-53 |
Matthew admits to a shocked Elizabeth that it was Bill's body that Victoria and Carolyn saw, and he pushed it out to sea. David warns Elizabeth that ghosts inhabit Collinwood.
|Sep. 07, 1966|
|1x54 DS-54 |
Elizabeth struggles to come to terms with the fact that Bill may have been murdered. The sheriff questions Matthew, while Burke begins to form suspicions about Roger's possible inv ...
|Sep. 08, 1966|
|1x55 DS-55 |
The sheriff questions Roger about his whereabouts at the time of Bill's disappearance. Roger insists he had no idea what the meeting was about, but Elizabeth accuses him of lying.
|Sep. 09, 1966|
|1x56 DS-56 |
Roger places pressure on Sam to keep his silence, insisting that they must keep to their alibis. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Carolyn are devastated by Bill's death.
|Sep. 12, 1966|
|1x57 DS-57 |
Burke is adamant that he will find the person behind Bill's death and asks Victoria for information on Roger. The sheriff reveals that Bill's watch stopped when he fell, confirming ...
|Sep. 13, 1966|
|1x58 DS-58 |
David begins to study tidal charts, intent on discovering where Bill fell into the water. Meanwhile, the sheriff questions Sam as the investigation continues.
|Sep. 14, 1966|
|1x59 DS-59 |
The sheriff questions Roger about the murder, and Elizabeth lies to offer her brother an alibi. A suspicious David later eavesdrops as Roger makes a false confession to Elizabeth. ...
|Sep. 15, 1966|
|1x60 DS-60 |
Victoria visits Maggie and Sam to have dinner and get to know them better. Looking through Sam's paintings, she is surprised to discover a portrait that closely resembles her.
|Sep. 16, 1966|
|1x61 DS-61 |
Burke makes a dramatic entrance at the Evans cottage, inviting himself to join the meal for Victoria. There, he tells her his version of the events that led to his manslaughter cha ...
|Sep. 19, 1966|
|1x62 DS-62 |
Roger is anxious to learn about Victoria's evening with Sam and Maggie, refusing to believe that she does not have a hidden agenda. Sam is shocked at Burke's accusations that he killed ...
|Sep. 20, 1966|
|1x63 DS-63 |
A distressed Maggie visits Collinwood, where Elizabeth denies Burke's accusations. Matthew vows once again to protect Elizabeth from the threat posed by Burke.
|Sep. 21, 1966|
|1x64 DS-64 |
Matthew threatens that Burke will pay a heavy price if he continues to interfere with the affairs of the Collins family. The sheriff orders that Burke is to stay away from Collinwo ...
|Sep. 22, 1966|
|1x65 DS-65 |
Burke journeys to Collinwood, now intent on settling his vendetta against the Collins family. Roger and Sam exchange threats as they discuss their affairs at the Blue Whale.
|Sep. 23, 1966|
|1x66 DS-66 |
Burke continues to assemble proof of Roger's guilt. When Burke presses Victoria for answers, she is forced to admit that she is not sure of the exact time Roger departed for the me ...
|Sep. 26, 1966|
|1x67 DS-67 |
Bill Malloy's housekeeper, Mrs Sarah Johnson, makes her presence felt as the murder investigation continues. Meanwhile, Burke confides in Carolyn that he was wrongly convicted for ...
|Sep. 27, 1966|
|1x68 DS-68 |
David confides in Victoria that Burke was the cause of many fights between his estranged mother and Roger. With ulterior motives, Roger tries to gain Victoria's confidence and frie ...
|Sep. 28, 1966|
|1x69 DS-69 |
Burke takes active steps to prove that Roger was responsible for Malloy's murder and arranges a meeting with Mrs Johnson, who is persuaded to spy on his behalf by gaining employment ...
|Sep. 29, 1966|
|1x70 DS-70 |
David tells Victoria about the Old House, an abandoned Collins' mansion built before Collinwood, and suggests that they pay a visit. When they later leave, they are followed by the ...
|Sep. 30, 1966|
|1x71 DS-71 |
Roger takes Victoria on a tour of the Collins cannery, before taking her to see the sheriff. In spite of her concerns about Roger's innocence, Victoria repeats her account, providing ...
|Oct. 03, 1966|
|1x72 DS-72 |
At the Collinsport Inn diner, the seeds of Burke's plan to infiltrate Collinwood with Mrs Johnson are planted. Duly, Carolyn later suggests to Elizabeth that Mrs Johnson should be given ...
|Oct. 04, 1966|
|1x73 DS-73 |
Sam continues to be troubled by Roger and recent events. Elizabeth is given the coroner's verdict on Bill's death, which rules that he was a victim of accidental drowning.
|Oct. 05, 1966|
|1x74 DS-74 |
Roger is delighted to learn of the coroner's verdict, and that he is no longer a murder suspect. Burke is outraged at the decision and vows to expose Roger's guilt.
|Oct. 06, 1966|
|1x75 DS-75 |
Matthew Morgan learns of the verdict on Bill Malloy's death. Later, while walking along lookout point, Victoria finds the unique fountain pen which Burke earlier gave to Carolyn.
|Oct. 07, 1966|
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Season 1 Videos
245 Episode 245 (21:57)
233 Episode 233 (21:42)
249 Episode 249 (21:45)
240 Episode 240 (21:43)
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