Jonathan Frid was renowned for flubbing lines and paraphrasing Dark Shadows dialogue, much to the frustration of its writers, but most of the time he carries it off fairly well. In this instance, however, he seems to have painted himself into a corner with some unfortunate improvisation as Barnabas threatens to kill Dr. Julia Hoffman for the thousandth time. Grayson Hall attempts to help, but the best they can manage is to just get beyond whatever “the point” was, either in the original script or in Frid’s freewheeling imagination.