“Just find Adam! And I’ll find a way to outwit you, Nicholas! I’ll find a way to destroy him. My curse must continue. Nothing can prevent it from reaching Barnabas! Nothing!”
Nicholas no longer cares about Cassandra’s foolish curse. Adam must live! He will be the first in a whole new species of man. And if Cassandra interferes, Nicholas promises to destroy her. Permanently. Cassandra doesn’t care what Nicholas’ plans are. Her curse must continue.
“Spirit of Eric Lang! You will hear me! You will hear me calling you and you will respond to my call. You hear me calling you! You will hear me and you will obey!You will appear to me! I call upon all the powers of darkness to draw you from the grave! Appear to me Eric Lang! Appear to me! Appear!”
Nicholas conjures up the ghost of Eric Lang. Eric confirms that he created Adam out of parts of dead bodies. But he failed to bring his creation to life and died before he could try again. Julia completed the experiment. Nicholas is thrilled to know that Julia Hoffman is the key and sends Eric back to his grave.
“Julia!…Julia!…Julia!” Addison Powell’s voice always makes me laugh.
Adam and Carolyn look at an old lithograph of a couple kissing. Carolyn tries to explain that this is what people do when they love each other. Adam decides to give it a try. Carolyn pulls away and tells him he must never do that again. They’re friends and that’s all they can ever be. Adam doesn’t understand what he did wrong.
Harry and Carolyn try a little mutual blackmail. She must give him $5,000 or he will rat that she is harboring a fugitive. Carolyn replies that she knows enough (via Mrs. Johnson’s loose lips) to send him back to prision. They come to an agreement. Harry will help with Adam and Carolyn willl pay him a salary as Collinwood’s new chauffeur.
Cassandra is enjoying a fun afternoon listening to the idea of Barnabas being re-vamped. Suddenly, she recognizes the voice on the tape as Dr. Lang’s. He was the doctor Barnabas and Julia spent all their time with, but she never knew why. Could he have created Adam, wonders Nicholas?
Harry cons Adam into thinking Carolyn sent him to check up on Adam, Adam is thrilled that Carolyn cares. Then Harry pulls a knife on Adam, planning to take him to the police and collect the reward. Dumb Harry. Luckily, Carolyn arrives in time.
Harry is curious about why the West Wing is kept locked. Mrs. Johnson doesn’t ask questions (lol). Carolyn instructs Mrs. J to tell Barnabas she is not at home next time he comes to Collinwood. Nosy Harry finds more than he bargained for.
Barnabas thinks Carolyn and Stokes are hiding Adam somewhere. Carolyn claims Adam disappeared from the root cellar and she knows nothing of his whereabouts. Barnabas doesn’t believe her. An eavesdropping Harry is very interested.
*Barnabas is twisting his ring. This is serious. lol
"...The widest land
Doom takes to part us, leaves thy heart in mine
With pulses that beat double. What I do
And what I dream include thee, as the wine
Must taste of its own grapes. And when I sue
God for myself, He hears that name of thine,
And sees within my eyes the tears of two."
Carolyn brings Adam his breakfast. A lonely Adam is thrilled to see her. She’s impressed that he now reads Sonnets from the Portuguese. Adam has clearly entered the horny teenage stage
“Someone is stealing food from the kitchen, and I can’t imagine who would do it or why. I think it’s strange. Very, very strange.”
Mrs. Johnson gives Harry (remember him?) heck for being out past his bedtime and btw, is he stealing food for his criminal friends from prison? Harry thinks his mama has lost what’s left of her mind. Of course, we know that Adam, all alone in the West Wing, is the recepient of Mrs. J’s infamous cuisine.
“We must find him! We must! If Adam is found by Cassandra and Nicholas first, the consequences could be terrifying for you.”
Julia tells Barnabas what she knows about Eric Lang’s message, David, and Cassandra switching the tapes. Barnabas reacts to the news of his possible doom much more calmly than he would have a few months previously. Julia advises they forget about the tape for now and concentrate on finding Adam.