"My, dear Barnabas, aside from whatever supernatural powers he may possess, the man is an insufferable egotist. I don’t think he believes that ordinary people like us would dare to plot against him."
Professor Stokes arrives at the Old House, convinced that Nicholas doesn’t suspect a thing. The Three Musketeers study a detailed sketch of Blair House (*Did Stokes draw this in the car?…lol) which includes three bedrooms. The cologne scented room Stokes surmises to be Eve’s. Julia worries that Adam may be with Eve when Barnabas arrives, but Stokes believes Eve did not respond to Adam and will be alone (*doesn’t everyone sleep alone on Dark Shadows?). The Plan is for Julia to arrive late to the dinner party, saying she was detained by an ill Mrs. Stoddard, who wants to see Barnabas. Barnabas will excuse himself from the party and make his escape to Blair House in Stokes car (*running down a few pedestrians along the way). Julia continues to fret about the danger. Barnabas tells Stokes of Julia’s nightmare which “she chooses to interpret as a premonition”. While agreeing that it is a dangerous situation, Stokes believes that Nicholas is completely in the dark and votes with Team Barnabas. But Julia’s intuition is sound. Nicholas is watching the strategy session on his Magic Mirror TV.
“There is no question that we are all in danger, especially Barnabas. But I think you are over-reacting. If I thought for a moment that Nicholas suspected anything, I’d say that it was insanity to go ahead with all this. But he doesn’t suspect anything.”
*This is the first reference on the show to Barnabas driving a car. Who taught him and how a man born in the 18th Century obtained the necessary paperwork to get a drivers license has been left to fanfiction.