Brief thoughts on Guthrie. Episode 179 is a swinger. #dsxp #darkshadows

So, Peter Guthrie is the first parapsychologist to appear on the show. And he has moments of being a true crackpot. And everyone else has moments of being totally incredulous towards him, as they probably should be. This is long before Stokes or even the groovy Sebastian Shaw. For this reason alone, I love this character. And, like Kolchak, he’s justifiably terrified of many of the things he has to do. Episode 179 has Joe and Peter actually behaving like characters from the real world rather than from the show. Much of their fear as they break into the mausoleum is a riot. It’s exactly the way the people in real life would talk. And you can tell the writers are having a ball with it. And now there’s a crazy undertaker on the screen. So I’ve got to stop writing and watch with this guy says. But he’s screaming a lot. And trying to keep them from doing what they need to do. Thw show is finally firing on all cylinders.