Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Dark Shadows Daybook: May 2


Taped on this date in 1967: Episode 228

Jason begins the day by successfully bullying and blackmailing Liz into giving him the job of Director of Public Relations for the Collins Cannery. Everyone is apoplectic with Liz, and away from her, the family and Vicki have a secret war council. Carolyn learns that the box in the secret room has Paul’s remaining effects inside, and it might be crucial to discovering the source of Jason’s hold. Liz becomes increasingly agitated when asked about it. Carolyn continues her search for clues among the papers in the office.

The raison d'etre of 228 is Jason’s marvelous, cock o’ the walk turn as he inexplicably asks for a job. And what a ludicrous position it is. That moment is matched only by Roger’s sputtering reaction, where he truly earns his stripes as a fussy, homosexual voice of reason in the apoplectic pantheon of Franklin Pangborn, Edward Everett Horton, and Hayden Rorke. Here’s a cherished memo-mento from Jason …

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