COUPLE: Barnabas Collins & Josette duPres
SHOW: DARK SHADOWS
Barnabas: Jonathan Frid
Josette: Kathryn Leigh Scott, Mary Cooper
In 1795, Josette traveled with her father, Andre DuPres, from Martinique to marry Barnabas Collins. Her aunt, Countess Natalie DuPres, and her maid, Angelique, arrived a few days prior. Angelique was actually a witch who had enjoyed a previous fling with Barnabas back in Martinique, and was very much in love with him. She planned to destroy the couple's romance and placed a spell on Josette, causing her to fall hopelessly in love with Jeremiah Collins. Josette eventually fell to her death at Widows' Hill in one of the most memorable scenes in the show's history.
The impact of the original DARK SHADOWS series is well documented with its cult following, annual fan conventions and numerous reincarnations. No other soap had as many couple combinations considered as this one. Some fans loved the undeniable chemistry of Barnabas & Angelique, others loved the more cerebral relationship Barnabas had with Julia. But Barnabas & Josette were the most tragic couple of the series. The story has been revisited in audio dramas, comic books, primetime television and, this year, a big budget film starring Johnny Depp, with Bella Heathcote playing Josette/Victoria Winters.
- Barnabas Fails To Resist Josette
- Josette falls off Widows' Hill
- Barnabas believes Maggie is the reincarnation of Josette
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