There are those who say that the Levithan storyline is what, in the end, did Dark Shadows in. Many have labeled it "the beginning of the end."
I would beg to differ.
While the Leviathan storyline did seem to take it's own sweet time in getting where it wanted to be, there were many fun and exciting twists along the way. Was it the best storyline to ever unfold during the course of Dark Shadows? Not by a long shot. But it was also not the worst. For those who bailed before reaching this saga, based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, go back for a second look. Those enjoying the supernatural sudser for the first time - and it is a testament to the power of this show that there are people, all these years later, doing so - may occasionally find their fingers on the fast-forward button, but will, I believe, eventually find that the story is (for the most part) satisfying.
More importantly, this disc continues the saga of my beloved Angelique, whom I would watch read the phone book. This particular storyline - in which she tried, but failed, to keep her identity a secret and was put in the odd position of having Barnabas, of all people, come looking for her help, is filled with classic moments for the wicked witch of Collinwood.