The BEST episodes written by Art Wallace

DS-6
star
9.14
50 votes

#1 - DS-6

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 it's Matthew Morgan, the caretaker of Collinwood. She asks Victoria why she is in the basement, and when Victoria tells her that she is down there looking for David, Elizabeth tells her David would not come down there. Once she leaves, Elizabeth finds David hiding in the basement. Later, Victoria sees Matthew again, stoking the fireplace. She says she hopes they can one day be friends, and she starts asking him questions. She finds out that Elizabeth fired all of her servents 18 years ago and then hired Matthew, giving him a cottage on the edge of Collinwood grounds. In the basement, Elizabeth gets out a crate of adventure books that had belonged to Roger when he was a boy. David does not want anything associated with his father. Carolyn tells Victoria that she should ask Elizabeth about what happened 18

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DS-3
star
9.05
56 votes

#2 - DS-3

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 is haunted.

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DS-4
star
9.02
54 votes

#3 - DS-4

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 Collins

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DS-31
star
8.78
9 votes

#4 - DS-31

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-10
star
8.40
15 votes

#5 - DS-10

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-27
star
8.10
10 votes

#6 - DS-27

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-72
star
8.06
34 votes

#7 - DS-72

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 a job at the mansion.

DS-33
star
8.00
5 votes

#8 - DS-33

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-26
star
8.00
7 votes

#9 - DS-26

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-84
star
7.97
34 votes

#10 - DS-84

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 84

David attempts to scare Victoria by telling her stories about the ghosts that haunt Collinwood. Luring her to the closed-off wing of the mansion, David locks her in, leaving her trapped.

DS-61
star
7.94
35 votes

#11 - DS-61

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 charge.

DS-1 {Pilot}
star
7.90
126 votes

#12 - DS-1 {Pilot}

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 get to see Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and Roger Collins argue over if it was wise to hire Victoria. Victoria and Burke go to the hotel where she can wait for a cab. He seems rather disturbed about the place. He leaves and goes to a local hangout called the Blue Whale, where he meets an investigator he has hired. Victoria meets Maggie Evans, who tells her she is a jerk for accepting the job. Even after all the things that has been said to her, she goes to Collinwood and is invited in by Elizabeth.

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DS-82
star
7.88
34 votes

#13 - DS-82

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 82

Burke realises that Roger must have lost the fountain pen at Lookout Point, implicating his involvement in the death of Malloy. Roger goes to David's bedroom and removes the pen.

DS-8
star
7.88
17 votes

#14 - DS-8

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 about her job offer.

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DS-75
star
7.86
35 votes

#15 - DS-75

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

The Celebrity
star
7.85
26 votes

#16 - The Celebrity

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 8

Del Packer (Tab Hunter), a famous baseball star who was drafted into the army, is a replacement in the squad. While Kelly tries to make money by setting up a baseball game with a neighboring outfit, Billy—a devoted baseball fan—is awestruck by his hero. However, Packer has his own demons to fight, and while the others are too star-struck to notice that something may be wrong, Saunders isn't.

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DS-85
star
7.83
6 votes

#17 - DS-85

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 85

As a storm rages, Sam and Burke drink together and discuss the ghosts of Collinwood. In the closed-off wing, Victoria is visited by the ghost of Malloy, who warns her to leave Collinwood immediately.

DS-11
star
7.76
17 votes

#18 - DS-11

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 is for sale.

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DS-9
star
7.75
16 votes

#19 - DS-9

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 more.

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DS-21
star
7.75
12 votes

#20 - DS-21

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-17
star
7.73
11 votes

#21 - DS-17

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 play.

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DS-15
star
7.64
14 votes

#22 - DS-15

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-32
star
7.63
8 votes

#23 - DS-32

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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Assignment: Earth
star
7.62
464 votes

#24 - Assignment: Earth

Star Trek - Season 2 - Episode 26

The Enterprise is sent on a mission back to Earth in the year 1968, where the crew encounters the mysterious Gary Seven, who claims to have been sent by advanced beings to save the planet.

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DS-14
star
7.56
16 votes

#25 - DS-14

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-5
star
7.56
25 votes

#26 - DS-5

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 somehow she would find out about her past. Near Widow’s Hill, Victoria meets Sam Evans who tells Victoria about Josette Collins. Victoria finds out from Sam that Elizabeth has not left Collinwood in eighteen years. Sam instructs Victoria to tell Roger that he wants to talk with him. Victoria returns to her room to find that David has helped her “pack” while she was out. Victoria changes her mind and decides to stay at Collinwood with renewed hopes that she will find out something about her past.

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DS-46
star
7.56
9 votes

#27 - DS-46

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

Reunion
star
7.52
21 votes

#28 - Reunion

Combat! - Season 1 - Episode 13

After the battalion pushes the Germans out of a small French town, Pvt. Paul Villers (Chris Robinson) asks permission to look for his father, Emile, a French doctor. Villers was born in France but his mother, an American, took him back to the US. With Sgt. Saunders, Villers finds out some things about his father that he wasn't counting on.

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DS-7
star
7.50
18 votes

#29 - DS-7

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 any help.

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DS-29
star
7.45
11 votes

#30 - DS-29

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 seen him do so.

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DS-30
star
7.44
9 votes

#31 - DS-30

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-12
star
7.44
16 votes

#32 - DS-12

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-13
star
7.44
16 votes

#33 - DS-13

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 Roger's car.

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DS-56
star
7.43
7 votes

#34 - DS-56

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

DS-38
star
7.38
8 votes

#35 - DS-38

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 find.

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DS-50
star
7.36
11 votes

#36 - DS-50

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

Matter of Life and Death
star
7.32
301 votes

#37 - Matter of Life and Death

Space: 1999 - Season 1 - Episode 13

Dr. Russell's long-lost husband, Lee, appears on an Eagle returning from an Earth-like planet. He warns that the planet is not for them and that a power greater than they can understand will destroy them if they go there. Koenig must decide whether to listen to Lee's warning or evacuate the Moon before it's too late.

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Escape from Tomorrow
star
7.30
196 votes

#38 - Escape from Tomorrow

Planet of the Apes - Season 1 - Episode 1

Astronauts Alan Virdon and Peter Burke crash land on a strange planet. After being rescued by a friendly human, Virdon and Burke discover this planet is ruled by intelligent apes. To their horror, they discover that they are back on Earth in the year 3085. Meanwhile ape leader Dr. Zaius learns of the presence of the spacemen and wants them captured and questioned, much to the chagrin of General Urko, who wishes them dead. To protect his interests, Zaius sends his young assistant Galen with Urko to retrieve the humans. The apes capture the humans and they are taken before the council. Zaius orders them confined for questioning, but Urko conspires to free the humans, and then kill them as escaping prisoners. However, Galen learns of this and foils Urko's plan, allowing the humans to escape. Galen is arrested and accused of murdering one of the guards. The humans must rescue Galen before retrieving a magnetic disc, which could hold the key to returning to their time.

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DS-34
star
7.25
8 votes

#39 - DS-34

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 relationship.

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DS-35
star
7.25
8 votes

#40 - DS-35

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 and Burke.

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DS-37
star
7.25
8 votes

#41 - DS-37

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-40
star
7.25
8 votes

#42 - DS-40

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-58
star
7.25
8 votes

#43 - DS-58

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

DS-2
star
7.20
93 votes

#44 - DS-2

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

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DS-48
star
7.20
10 votes

#45 - DS-48

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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.

Labyrinth
star
7.20
15 votes

#46 - Labyrinth

The Invaders - Season 2 - Episode 12

When David Vincent brings an injured alien into the doctor for treatment, the patient's x-rays reveal odd results. While David works to alert the authorities, the aliens conspire to destroy both evidence and witnesses.

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Obsession
star
7.16
451 votes

#47 - Obsession

Star Trek - Season 2 - Episode 13

The Enterprise must deal with a creature from Kirk's past that feeds on human blood.

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DS-57
star
7.14
7 votes

#48 - DS-57

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 the time of his death.

DS-24
star
7.10
10 votes

#49 - DS-24

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 influence.

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DS-39
star
7.10
10 votes

#50 - DS-39

Dark Shadows - Season 1 - Episode 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 leaves town.

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