Open main menu

List of Samantha Who? episodes

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 Cecelia 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 2008–09 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 overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
115October 15, 2007[2]May 12, 2008[3]
220October 13, 2008July 23, 2009


Season 1 (2007–08)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [6]
11"Pilot"Robert Duncan McNeillCecelia Ahern & Donald ToddOctober 15, 2007 (2007-10-15)101
After a hit-and-run accident, a young woman (Samantha) wakes from an 8-day coma only to find that she has amnesia; she, her parents, and her friends start the slow journey of getting to re-know one another.
22"The Job"Lee Shallat-ChemelDonald ToddOctober 22, 2007 (2007-10-22)102
It's Samantha's first day back at work, and her first board meeting gives her a shocking look at how cutthroat and competitive she was.
33"The Wedding"Michael SpillerChristine ZanderOctober 29, 2007 (2007-10-29)104
Sam shows up in bridesmaid attire at the wedding of a friend, Valerie (Jessica St. Clair), without realizing that her previous bad behavior had prompted the bride to rescind the invitation; Sam tries to make amends.
44"The Virgin"Barnet KellmanBob KushellNovember 5, 2007 (2007-11-05)103
Sam -- with no memories of her sexual experiences -- is torn between experimenting now or waiting for a man she care about.
55"The Restraining Order"Barnet KellmanAlex ReidNovember 12, 2007 (2007-11-12)105
Sam learns that Nathan (Todd Grinnell), one of her ex-boyfriends, has a restraining order against her; she starts wondering what role her relationship with her father has played in her relationships with men.
66"The Hypnotherapist Expert"Michael SpillerPamela RibonNovember 19, 2007 (2007-11-19)106
In an effort to regain some memories, Sam seeks help from a hypnotherapist, but it doesn't yield the payoff she expected.
77"The Hockey Date"Tucker GatesJustin AdlerNovember 26, 2007 (2007-11-26)107
Regina sets up Samantha with the man (Eddie Cibrian) who's refinishing her floors. Though Sam is initially resistant, she likes the guy and, having presented herself as an avid hockey fan, asks Todd for a crash course in the sport.
88"The Car"Paul LazarusJim ReynoldsDecember 3, 2007 (2007-12-03)109
After crashing her father's car, Sam pushes it into a lake so he won't know how irresponsible she was. He, in turn, having briefly thought she'd been critically hurt in an accident, buys her a new car, which ups her feelings of guilt. Regina discovers what Sam has done and uses the info to force Sam to model garments at a sales party.
99"The Break-Up"Tucker GatesRic SwartzlanderDecember 10, 2007 (2007-12-10)108
After sleeping with Kevin, Sam convinces herself that she's in love with him and throws herself into the relationship -- but they aren't on the same wavelength.
1010"The Girlfriend"Julie Anne RobinsonJessi KleinApril 7, 2008 (2008-04-07)110
Facing eviction for having illegally sublet her apartment to Todd, Sam is forced to move back in with him and his new girlfriend, Chloe (Kiele Sanchez). Regina and Dena bond when Sam misses a makeover night.
1111"The Boss"Julie Anne RobinsonJenny LeeApril 14, 2008 (2008-04-14)111
Winston (Timothy Olyphant) -- the wealthy owner of the company that Sam and Andrea work for, and the object of Andrea's affection -- asks Sam to marry him.
1212"The Butterflies"Kim DuranLee Shallat-ChemelApril 21, 2008 (2008-04-21)113
Samantha finds out that a construction project she's in charge of will destroy the habitat of an endangered butterfly; she tries to use Dena to manipulate her boss (Rick Hoffman) into halting the project. Todd and Sam share a passionate kiss.
1313"The Gallery Show"Alex ReidLee Shallat-ChemelApril 28, 2008 (2008-04-28)115
Invited by Todd to his photo exhibit but unwilling to go alone, Sam asks Craig (Jerry O'Connell), whom she thinks is a stranger, to join her; while there, a memory of an earlier interaction with him surfaces, and the evening doesn't go smoothly. Also at the exhibit, Howard is agitated by a nude portrait of Sam.
1414"The Affair"Paul LazarusBob KushellMay 5, 2008 (2008-05-05)114
Regina's unusual behavior prompts Sam to wonder whether her mother is having an affair -- and to do a little digging. Dena and Andrea contemplate opening a coffee shop.
1515"The Birthday"Dennie GordonDonald ToddMay 12, 2008 (2008-05-12)112
In the season finale, Samantha wonders whether Chloe is lying about a gravely ill relative just to keep Todd from leaving her. Andrea and Regina argue about a forthcoming birthday party for Sam.

Season 2 (2008–09)Edit

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [6]
161"So I Think I Can Dance"Wendey StanzlerMarco PennetteOctober 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
172"Out of Africa"Lee Shallat-ChemelDonald ToddOctober 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.
183"The Pill"Peter LauerDawn DeKeyserOctober 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.
194"The Building"Lee Shallat-ChemelJim ReynoldsNovember 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).
205"Help!"Lee Shallat-ChemelPamela RibonNovember 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.
216"The Ex-Girlfriend"Beth McCarthy-MillerJessi KleinNovember 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.
227"The Farm"Lee Shallat-ChemelRafael GarciaNovember 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.
238"The Park"Bob BerlingerBob KushellDecember 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.
249"The Family Vacation"Paul LazarusJim ReynoldsDecember 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.
2510"My Best Friend's Boyfriend"Lee Shallat-ChemelDawn DeKeyserMarch 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.
2611"The Dog"Paul LazarusPamela RibonApril 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.
2712"The Amazing Racist"Lee Shallat-ChemelMarco PennetteApril 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.
2813"The Debt"Lee Shallat-ChemelJim ReynoldsApril 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.
2914"The Rock Star"Lee Shallat-ChemelMarco PennetteJune 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).
3015"Todd's Job"Lee Shallat-ChemelAlex ReidJuly 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.
3116"The Sister"Lee Shallat-ChemelAlex ReidJuly 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.
3217"The Dream Job"Joanna KernsMatthew CarlsonJuly 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.
3318"The First Date"Lee Shallat-ChemelBob KushellJuly 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.
3419"The Other Woman"Rebecca AsherChad Drew & Annie WeismanJuly 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.
3520"With This Ring"Beth McCarthy-MillerDonald ToddJuly 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 ratingsEdit

Season 1Edit

     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 2Edit

     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 '


  • "Samantha Who? Episode Guide". Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-24.
  1. ^ a b "Samantha Who: The Complete First Season". Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  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".
  6. ^ a b Shows A-Z - samantha who? on abc |