Bewitched (1972)

Season 2 Episode 18

And Then There Were Three

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 13, 1966 on ABC
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We welcome a new addition to the Stephens family: baby Tabitha. Endora wants to see how she looks grown-up, but Darrin is dead set against it. At the same time, Serena, Samantha's mischievous look-alike cousin, comes to town to visit Samantha and Darrin thinks that Serena is the grown-up Tabitha!moreless

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  • It's finally time for the long-awaited baby to be born and both Darrin and Samantha are very excited. Even Endora seems very pleased -providing nobody calls her "Granny".

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    Being a witch, Samantha knows instinctively when her baby will be born so when she begins having contractions, she estimates an hour or so until the delivery. Darrin is both nervous and ecstatic at the same time as he waits for the news, meanwhile Endora informs him that he has nothing to worry about as Samantha knows exactly what she's doing.



    After a very short time, a beautiful baby girl is born and both parents are proud and ecstatic. Picking a name for her though is more of a problem, until the hospital informs them that the baby'sname tag says 'Tabatha Stephens'. It is soon obvious that Endora is behind the naming of the child and Sam and Darrin are furious with her. Meanwhile, Endora wonders what the little girl will look like when she grows up and when Samantha's cousin, Serena (also played by Elizabeth Montgomery in a black wig) turns up at the hospital for a visit, Darrin, seeing her, mistakenly believes that Endora HAS performed the spell and that Serena is a grown-up version of his daughter.



    When all the misunderstandings are sorted out, the new parents surprisingly agree that they like the name 'Tabatha' and that they will give that name to the baby. Needless to say, Endora is extremely pleased.



    This is a terrific episode in which we see the baby's birth and our first glimpse of Samantha's 'bad girl' cousin, Serena. Ms. Montgomery doesn't an excellent job of playing both roles and did so many times during the 8 year run of the series.moreless
Joseph Mell

Joseph Mell

Manager

Guest Star

Bobby Byles

Bobby Byles

Fred

Guest Star

Mason Curry

Mason Curry

Dr. Anton

Guest Star

Elizabeth Montgomery

Elizabeth Montgomery

Serena

Recurring Role

Laura Gentry

Laura Gentry

Tabitha Stephens

Recurring Role

Heidi Gentry

Heidi Gentry

Tabitha Stephens

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • While obviously more fun-loving and mischevious than Samantha, Serena is portrayed as being far more grounded in this episode than she is in later appearances. Both her personality and look will become much more flamboyant in subsequent episodes.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Serena: I'd like to leave a little plaything for the baby. I thought a centaur might be nice.

    • Endora: Luckily she [Tabitha] takes after Samantha
      Darrin: She does look like Sam. But I think there's a little bit of me there too.
      Endora: Yes, but the wrinkles will disappear soon.

    • Nurse: How did you manage to get in here? I didn't think Houdini could do it.
      Endora: Houdini had a lot to learn.
      Nurse: Goodbye Grandma (she waves, Samantha gets afraid)
      Endora: Why do I have to leave?
      Nurse: (refers to Sam) Because we are about to take our nap.
      Endora: Our nap? Are you going to climb into the bed too?
      Nurse: I was using the royal "we".
      Endora: Are you a member of royalty?

    • Samantha: We haven't decided on a name yet.
      Endora: I don't care what you call her.
      Samantha: You don't?
      Endora: No, whatever you call her, I shall call her "Tabatha."

    • Darrin: Endora, sometimes you can be almost human.
      Endora: This is no time to be insulting.

    • Endora: Samantha just presented me with the most beautiful granddaughter.
      Darrin: (Nervous, pleased) You mean … I'm … I'm the father of a girl?
      Endora: That too.
      Darrin: Endora, I don't know what to do first, to hug you or offer you a cigar.
      Endora: There's no other choice?

    • (Samantha and Darrin are rushing to leave for the hospital)
      Darrin: I'll call them [my parents] later.
      Samantha: How about Derek?
      Darrin: I'll call him too. ... Do we know a Derek?
      Samantha: Not yet. I thought it might be a nice name if it's a boy.
      Darrin: If you don't hurry, we may end up calling the baby "Freeway", because that's where it's going to be born.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Samantha and Darrin's daughter is credited as Tabatha in this episode. This would be the spelling of her name until season five, when it was changed to Tabitha. Elizabeth Montgomery, who chose the name, had always intended the latter way of spelling the character's name.

    • Dialogue in this episode reveal that Samantha and Serena haven't seen each other since their childhood.

    • Elizabeth Montgomery returned from her three-month break to resume production on Bewitched on December 10, 1965, starting with this episode. Tabitha is born in this episode, and another character is born here: Serena, Samantha's look-alike cousin.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Harry Houdini (aka Erich Weiss, 1874-1926), mentioned by the nurse and Endora, was a popular master magician and particular known for his escapes and provoke-cheats.

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