Victoria Winters, a young woman in search of her past, arrives in the New England town of Collinsport. She has received an offer to be governess to David Collins, son of Roger Collins, mysterious master of Collinwood, who doesn't welcome the girl's arrival. En route, Victoria makes the acquaintance of the sinister-looking Burke Devlin and nervous young waitress Maggie Evans. This first episode of the "gothic" daytime drama Dark Shadows originally aired on June 27, 1966.
by Hal Erickson synopsis