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Under Angelique's spell, Joe left Maggie to see Angelique.

SLIDE 6 (From Episode 607 - 608; Broadcast 10/22 - 10/23/1968)

That evening, Maggie found Joe at the Blue Whale drinking despondently. They tried to talk, but the evil shadow of Angelique was between them; and as night drew near, Joe left the tavern and went to her against his will. But, filled with her unholy craving for Barnabas, Angelique rejected Joe, taunting him with the mirrored scene of Maggie in the arms of Nicholas. Maddened, he seized a letter opener, plunged it into his chest and fell lifeless to the floor.

The merciless Angelique thought only of getting rid of the body. She needed help. "Barnabas!" she whispered, knowing he must come in spite of himself.





NOTES:

  • That evening, Maggie found Joe at the Blue Whale drinking despondently. -- I guess we can assume from this, without additional explanation, that the Blue Whale is a tavern, though it theoretically could have been an IRS office, going by the description.

  • They tried to talk, but the evil shadow of Angelique was between them; -- And besides, they had nothing much to talk about, since neither one of them knew who they were or how they fit into the story. But we can infer a bit. Joe is a boy, I take it. And Maggie seems to be a girl (judging from the name). They seem to have some relationship with each other, Maggie has one with Nicholas too, and Joe's "donated blood" before tonight, but that's about it.

  • But, filled with her unholy craving for Barnabas, Angelique rejected Joe, -- Really, as a fellow blood donor, she had the same unholy craving for Joe that she had for Barnabas. The deciding factor here was a craving of a much more conventional nature, that was neither melodramatic, nor Gothic, nor suitable for the kiddies, so we can forgive Viewmaster for glossing over this one.

  • ...taunting him with the mirrored scene of Maggie in the arms of Nicholas. Maddened, he seized a letter opener, plunged it into his chest and fell lifeless to the floor. -- ...and cackled as he did, shouting "Don't laugh, you're next!!" The bloodied letter opener went into the freezer and later provided a nice after-dinner treat for Angelique.

  • The merciless Angelique thought only of getting rid of the body. -- Melodramatic, but pretty much true, actually. Angelique was a real stinker in this scene on TV. It was one of her worst moments, and she did everything except say "Stop bleeding on my carpet, you jerk!"

  • She needed help. "Barnabas!" she whispered, knowing he must come in spite of himself. -- With the body count around this place it's frankly surprising that she never bothered putting the bite on a furniture mover or something. You never know when you might need their services in the middle of the night.



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