List of Samantha Who? episodes

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Season 1 box set, was released on September 23, 2008 in Region 1 format[1]

The following is a list of episodes of the situation comedy television series Samantha Who?. The program premiered on October 15, 2007 in the United States on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).[2] Created by Don Todd and Cecilia Ahern, Samantha Who? follows the life of Samantha Newly (Christina Applegate) who was hit by a car and now has retrograde amnesia. Samantha Who? began its first season on October 15, 2007[2] and concluded on May 12, 2008.[3] A second season of the series aired on ABC's 2008-2009 schedule from October 13, 2008 to July 23, 2009.[4] A total of 35 original episodes of Samantha Who? were produced over two seasons.

The show's first season was released to Region 1 DVD by ABC Studios and Disney Studios on September 23, 2008.[1] The second season was released to Region 1 DVD on August 25, 2009.[5]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 15 October 15, 2007[2] May 12, 2008[3]
2 20 October 13, 2008 July 23, 2009

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: 2007–2008[edit]

No. Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production
code[6]
1 "Pilot" Cecelia Ahern & Donald Todd Robert Duncan McNeill October 15, 2007 (2007-10-15) 101
Wretched with amnesia after an accident, Samantha attempts to discover her life again. After being the victim of a hit and run, Sam awakens to the shock of everyone that she doesn't remember any of them, not even her parents, Regina and Howard, who were standing over her bedside.
2 "The Job" Donald Todd Lee Shallat-Chemel October 22, 2007 (2007-10-22) 102
Samantha recalls the events that happened on the last episode by a dream. Howard reintroduces him and Regina just in case. It's Samantha's first day back to work and her first board meeting gives her a shocking look at just how cutthroat and competitive she really was.
3 "The Wedding" Christine Zander Michael Spiller October 29, 2007 (2007-10-29) 104
Sam attends the wedding of Valerie (Jessica St. Clair) one of her so called friends, as a bridesmaid, only to realize that she forgot that she had been uninvited by the bride earlier. She does everything she can to try to patch things up before it's too late.
4 "The Virgin" Bob Kushell Barnet Kellman November 5, 2007 (2007-11-05) 103
Since Samantha has no memories of the past, including her sexual experiences, she is faced with the decision of waiting this time for the right guy to come along, or to experiment.
5 "The Restraining Order" Alex Reid Barnet Kellman November 12, 2007 (2007-11-12) 105
Sam learns that Nathan (Todd Grinnell), one of her ex-boyfriends has a restraining order out against her, while she is on a walk with Todd. She then wonders if her poor relationship with her father is the cause of her need for constant attention.
6 "The Hypnotherapist Expert" Pamela Ribon Michael Spiller November 19, 2007 (2007-11-19) 106
As a last-ditch effort to regain some of her lost memory, Sam seeks professional help from a hypnotherapist, but doesn't get the help she expected. Sam hears a bombshell confession from Todd.
7 "The Hockey Date" Justin Adler Tucker Gates November 26, 2007 (2007-11-26) 107
Regina sets Samantha up on a blind date with the man (Eddie Cibrian) who is refinishing her floors. She turns to Todd for advice when she leads the guy to think she is an avid hockey fan.
8 "The Car" Jim Reynolds Paul Lazarus December 3, 2007 (2007-12-03) 109
Sam gets her father's car into an accident and pushes it into a lake, making him think it was stolen. He feels so bad for her that he ends up buying her a new car. Regina discovers clues about the accident and uses that as blackmail to force Sam to model at a party.
9 "The Break-Up" Ric Swartzlander Tucker Gates December 10, 2007 (2007-12-10) 108
Sam thinks she's in love with Kevin and steps things up a bit, but it may prove to be more than Kevin can handle.
10 "The Girlfriend" Jessi Klein Julie Anne Robinson April 7, 2008 (2008-04-07) 110
Sam is forced to move back in with Todd and his new girlfriend, Chloe (Kiele Sanchez), after she finds out she could face an eviction because she sublet her apartment to Todd. Regina and Dena bond when Sam misses a makeover night.
11 "The Boss" Jenny Lee Julie Anne Robinson April 14, 2008 (2008-04-14) 111
Winston, The guy that Andrea has a thing for (Timothy Olyphant), asks Samantha to marry him. He also turns out to be the wealthy owner of the real estate firm that they both work at. Samantha worries that it may harm their friendship more than anything else.
12 "The Butterflies" Kim Duran Lee Shallat-Chemel April 21, 2008 (2008-04-21) 113
Samantha finds out about an endangered butterfly habitat and needs to stop her boss (Rick Hoffman) and the firm's construction project that would kill them. She decides to use Dena, who is clueless about Sam's plan, to go out with her boss and persuade him to stop the construction project. After Todd and Sam's passionate kiss, Sam is feeling ignored by him.
13 "The Gallery Show" Alex Reid Lee Shallat-Chemel April 28, 2008 (2008-04-28) 115
Sam is going to Todd's photo exhibit, but doesn't want to go alone, so she asks Craig (Jerry O'Connell), who she thinks is a complete stranger, to join her. Sam soon gets the hint that they've met before and things don't go smoothly. Howard discovers a demeaning picture of Sam in Todd's photo collection.
14 "The Affair" Bob Kushell Paul Lazarus May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05) 114
Samantha is suspicious about Regina's action, which leads her to believe she is having an affair, but Todd tells her that's only because he and Samantha are having an affair. Dena and Andrea are contemplating opening up their own coffee shop.
15 "The Birthday" Donald Todd Dennie Gordon May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12) 112
In the season finale, Samantha is beginning to think that Chloe is using the sympathy card by saying her aunt is sick, just so Todd won't break up with her like he promised Samantha. Andrea and Regina are having several disagreements over how to plan Samantha's birthday party.

Season 2: 2008–2009[edit]

No. Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production
code[6]
16 "So I Think I Can Dance" Marco Pennette Wendey Stanzler October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13) 201
Regina's old enemy is in a dance competition, and Regina desperately wants to beat her, but she needs Sam's help. There's only one problem, the new Sam has two left feet, unlike the old Sam who could dance. Meanwhile, Todd weasels his way back into Sam's apartment, just as she was looking to start her new independent life. Roger find's a cat
17 "Out Of Africa" Donald Todd Lee Shallat-Chemel October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20) 202
Sam chickens out of going to Africa when she finds out what she has to do to go. She won't tell her family this though, as they predicted she would do this. Instead, she hides out with Dena and Andrea so they think she's gone.
18 "The Pill" Dawn DeKeyser Peter Lauer October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) 203
Desperate to regain her memory, Sam opts to join a clinical trial and starts taking pills for her memory. Sam's memories start coming back, but she doesn't like what she learns about her former self. Elsewhere, someone confuses Dena and Andrea as being a gay couple, which frustrates Andrea and sends her on the hunt to find someone hotter than Dena.
19 "The Building" Jim Reynolds Lee Shallat-Chemel November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03) 204
Sam and Regina open up a real estate business. Sam wants to do things fairly, but her first client could change her mind. In an attempt to gain a basketball player's phone number, Andrea flirts with Todd's friend, Seth (Stephen Rannazzisi).
20 "Help!" Pamela Ribon Lee Shallat-Chemel November 10, 2008 (2008-11-10) 205
After being given community service for her altercation with a cop, Sam tries to help out Natalie (played by Mary-Kate Olsen) a wayward young woman, despite pleas from her friends not to. Howard tries to give Todd advice on how to win Sam back, even though he told Howard he wasn't interested anymore.
21 "The Ex-Girlfriend" Jessi Klein Beth McCarthy-Miller November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17) 206
Sam breaks the news to Owen, that Todd is not only her roommate, but also her ex-boyfriend. Owen is understanding because his ex-girlfriend, Willow, is his best friend. Ironically, Todd and Willow know each other from art school.
22 "The Farm" Rafael Garcia Lee Shallat-Chemel November 24, 2008 (2008-11-24) 207
Sam and Owen head over to Regina and Howard's for dinner. Everything is going fine until Owen (James Tupper) starts in on the horror of chicken farms, not knowing that Howard owns one. Dena oversteps her boundaries, when she undermines Chapman's authority with his employees. Todd enjoys the apartment alone after not telling Sam his mother isn't coming after all.
23 "The Park" Bob Kushell Bob Berlinger December 1, 2008 (2008-12-01) 208
Sam tries to make herself appear to be an environmentalist, so Owen might like her more. Andrea doesn't fare well when the basketball player, Tony Dane, is looking for a date.
24 "The Family Vacation" Jim Reynolds Paul Lazarus December 1, 2008 (2008-12-01) 211
The Newlys decide to pack it up and head out for an overdue family vacation to a lodge. Sam is met by an unexpected friend at the lodge, Brad (Teddy Sears), who was her childhood sweetheart.
25 "My Best Friend's Boyfriend" Dawn DeKeyser Lee Shallat-Chemel March 26, 2009 (2009-03-26) 212
Sam and Todd double-date with Andrea and pro basketball player Tony Dane. But Todd discovers there's something about Tony that could affect Andrea's interest, and Sam can't help meddling. Dena asks Regina for help after developing an online relationship with a lonely soldier that could make Chase jealous.
26 "The Dog" Pamela Ribon Paul Lazarus April 2, 2009 (2009-04-02) 213
When Sam feels her biological clock ticking away and realizes her desire to be a mother, she tries to probe her own motherly instincts by borrowing Dena's dog to find out if she's nurturing enough to care for and love it. Meanwhile, Regina attempts pilot lessons when she learns that Howard's late step-brother has willed them a plane, and Andrea continues to fuel the tabloid fires while she dates famous pro-basketball star Tony Dane.
27 "The Amazing Racist" Marco Pennette Lee Shallat-Chemel April 9, 2009 (2009-04-09) 216
Sam tries to become friends with Frank, after a real estate client spreads allegations that she's racist. Andrea doesn't want to lose all the glamour of dating a celebrity, after Tony is outed as being gay.
28 "The Debt" Jim Reynolds Lee Shallat-Chemel April 16, 2009 (2009-04-16) 215
Sam runs into financial trouble at the craps table in Vegas with her parents. Could her old boss, Winston Funk (Billy Zane), be just the person she needs to help her out of her jam? Dena pulls a fast one on Andrea after Dena reluctantly agrees to help improve Andrea's image in the media.
29 "The Rock Star" Marco Pennette Lee Shallat-Chemel June 25, 2009 (2009-06-25) 209
Sam alienates her best friends Andrea and Dena after she begins dating a rock superstar, Tommy Wylder (John Taylor).
30 "Todd's Job" Alex Reid Lee Shallat-Chemel July 2, 2009 (2009-07-02) 210
Sam tries to help Todd get a job by sabotaging his competition; Regina puts Dena's house on the market without telling Dena.
31 "The Sister" Alex Reid Lee Shallat-Chemel July 2, 2009 (2009-07-02) 214
Samantha is stunned to learn that she has an aunt, Amy (Christine Ebersole), a grandmother, Loretta (Florence Henderson) and a great grandmother, although no one has mentioned either of them because of a longstanding family feud over an heirloom.
32 "The Dream Job" Matthew Carlson Joanna Kerns July 9, 2009 (2009-07-09) 217
After Winston hires her to head his charity foundation, Samantha hires Andrea to be her vice president of legal affairs; Dena, hoping to be a bridesmaid, offers to help Andrea with the wedding plans.
33 "The First Date" Bob Kushell Lee Shallat-Chemel July 9, 2009 (2009-07-09) 218
Samantha tries to find balance between her new job and Todd. Andrea is shadowed by a camera crew for a new reality show on celebrity weddings. Howard's retirement causes problem with Regina.
34 "The Other Woman" Chad Drew & Annie Weisman Rebecca Asher July 23, 2009 (2009-07-23) 219
Samantha vaguely remembers something about her and Winston Funk's ex wife Gigi (Angie Harmon), before the accident. Chapman tries to ask Dena to marry him. Andrea tries to lure Tony Dane into bed. Regina is caught in a love triangle as to prepare to leave on vacation with Howard.
35 "With This Ring" Donald Todd Beth McCarthy-Miller July 23, 2009 (2009-07-23) 220
On Andrea's wedding day to gay pro-basketball player Tony Dane, Sam finds herself at a crossroads and must choose between being with Winston Funk or Todd. Meanwhile, Regina and Howard discover that their lives are beginning to take separate paths.

Weekly ratings[edit]

Season one[edit]

     Orange states that this was the highest rated episode of the season.
     Yellow states that this was the lowest rated episode of the season.

Order Episode Air Date U.S. Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18-49 Viewers Rank
1 "Pilot" October 15, 2007 Monday 9:30PM 10.2 15 4.2 (#2) 14.92 (#1) #10
2 "The Job" October 22, 2007 9.6 14 4.6 (#2) 14.35 (#1) #18
3 "The Wedding" October 29, 2007 10.5 15 4.9 (#2) 15.36 (#1) #14
4 "The Virgin" November 5, 2007 Monday 9:45PM 10.3 16 4.6 (#2) 12.86 (#1) #18
5 "The Restraining Order" November 12, 2007 Monday 9:30PM 9.5 14 4.4 (#2) 14.34 (#1) #15
6 "The Hypnotherapist" November 19, 2007 10.1 15 4.8 (#2) 15.42 (#1) #13
7 "The Hockey Date" November 26, 2007 Monday 9:00PM 8.4 12 4.1 (#2) 12.62 (#2) #22
8 "The Car" December 3, 2007 5.0 7 2.9 (#3) 7.53 (#3) #49
9 "The Break-Up" December 10, 2007 4.4 7 2.8 (#3) 6.72 (#3) #47
10 "The Girlfriend" April 7, 2008 Monday 9:30PM 7.3 11 3.4 (#2) 11.80 (#2) #19
11 "The Boss" April 14, 2008 6.4 10 3.0 (#3) 9.98 (#3) #25
12 "The Butterflies" April 21, 2008 7.0 11 2.9 (#3) 10.13 (#3) #27
13 "The Gallery Show" April 28, 2008 10.4 15 3.1 (#3) 9.87 (#3)
14 "The Affair" May 5, 2008 7.1 11 3.0 (#3) 10.53 (#4) #24
15 "The Birthday" May 12, 2008 7.5 11 3.2 (#5) 11.02 (#4) #17

Season two[edit]

     Red states that this was the highest rated episode of the season.
     Green states that this was the lowest rated episode of the season.

Order Episode Air Date U.S. Timeslot (EST) Rating Share 18-49 Viewers Rank
16 "So I Think I Can Dance" October 13, 2008 Monday 9:30PM 7.9 12 3.1 11.45 #17
17 "Out of Africa" October 20, 2008 7.4 11 3.0 9.64 #17
18 "The Pill" October 27, 2008 7.6 11 3.0 10.45
19 "The Building" November 3, 2008 6.5 10 2.7 9.71
20 "Help" November 10, 2008 7.3 11 3.0 11.03
21 "The-Ex" November 17, 2008 7.3 11 3.0 11.12
22 "The Farm" November 24, 2008 7.7 11 3.2 11.93
23 "The Park" December 1, 2008 Monday 9:00PM 4.3 6 2.2 6.70
24 "The Family Vacation" December 1, 2008 Monday 9:30PM 4.3 6 2.1 6.79
25 "My Best Friends Boyfriend" March 26, 2009 Thursday 8:30PM 4.5 7 2.2 6.57
26 "The Dog" April 2, 2009 3.2 5 1.4 4.90
27 "The Amazing Racist" April 9, 2009 3.2 6 1.4 4.87
28 "The Debt" April 16, 2009 3.3 6 1.5 4.96
29 "The Rock Star" June 25, 2009 Thursday 8:00PM 2.6 5 1.0 3.72 '
30 "Todd's Job" July 2, 2009 Thursday 8:00PM / 8:30 PM 2.2 4 1.0 3.50 '
31 "The Sister" July 2, 2009 2.2 4 1.0 3.28 '
32 "The Dream Job" July 9, 2009 2.2 5 1.0 3.59 '
33 "The First Date" July 9, 2009 2.1 4 1.0 3.23 '
34 "The Other Woman" July 23, 2009 ' ' 0.9 3.46 '
35 "With This Ring" July 23, 2009 ' ' 0.9 3.31 '

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Sepinwall, Alan (July 25, 2007). "ABC premiere dates". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Samantha Who? (5/12) Press Release" (Press release). ABC Medianet. April 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-14. [dead link]
  4. ^ Schneider, Michael (February 11, 2008). "ABC preps fall schedule". Variety. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Samantha Who: The Complete Second Season". Amazon.com. 
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