Victoria Winters : My name is Victoria Winters. A terrifying curse has cast its shadow over Collinwood. While an innocent girl huddles in a prison cell awaiting judgement, death roams free, stalking the night and a tormented family struggles to comprehend its fate. But that fate is already written and the evil that controls it is relentless.
Josette du Pres : No. I will not run away. I will not abandon this family and I will not abandon Victoria Winters. They want to hang her. And it was my maid, my Angelique, who was the cause of all this. It is unthinkable.
Victoria Winters : Peter told me about Barnabas. I don't think I've quite taken it in yet. There's a man where I come from. He's so like Barnabas. His descendant, his namesake, in fact. I thought perhaps I was falling in love with him. But I guess that was just a fantasy really. But I feel as if I can look in your heart and understand.
Josette du Pres : I believe you are the only who can, Victoria. Come and sit down. I told you once before how I seemed to know you as I know myself. Well, now though my head spins to imagine it, I wonder if you are myself. Myself in 200 years.
Victoria Winters : I wondered the same thing. Is it possible?
Josette du Pres : I no longer know what that means anymore. But I know this. Victoria, I must do everything in my power to release you from this horrible place.
Victoria Winters : But Josette, the book. You must get out of here as Natalie says.
Josette du Pres : I do not care about the book. The book said I would perish on Widows' Hill and I did not. And I will not go near that place again.
Victoria Winters : [whispers] But...
Josette du Pres : Victoria, by saving you, I am saving myself. Don't you see? I will not leave Collinwood until you are free. That is the way it must be.