Bewitched (1972)

Season 5 Episode 4

Darrin, Gone and Forgotten

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 17, 1968 on ABC
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Once upon a time, Endora made a deal with another witch Carlotta that Samantha will marry her son Juke, but Samantha hasn't lived up to her part of the deal. Now Carlotta and Juke are back and Carlotta will stop at nothing to give Juke what he wants. She makes Darrin disappear and refuses to bring him back until Samantha agrees to marry Juke. Samantha tells Juke to finally stand up to his mother and tell her off.moreless

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  • Some cute gags

    It is interesting to see the kind of powerful witch who totally gets under Endora's skin, and that witch is the pushy loudmouth, Carlotta, perhaps the single best witch on Earth. Samantha decides that, although she was promised to marry Carlotta' s spineless son Juke ages before, the only way around the problem is to outwit Carlotta and forget about trying to out witch Carlotta.

    Trouble ensues when Juke starts to backpedal, but Samantha's plan involves having Juke get his mom to treat him as an individual, so he'll have to stand up for himself. Eventually, Carlotta stops trying and Juke and Sam become friends.

    One of the worst Bewitched sets exists in Carlotta's cloud palace on the soundstage, complete with clouds on cardboard backers hung by wires. Definitely a low budget cheese fest, but you just can't miss Carlotta.

    I liked the magic magazine page turning by Endora. I definitely love Endora's outbursts and tantrums in general, and this was no exception.moreless
  • An old promise Endora made to another witch years ago causes problems for Samantha and Darrin.

    Samantha is more than a little surprised to learn from Endora that, many years ago, she arranged a marriage for her to a young warlock named Juke whose mother, Carlotta, is a formidable witch. For some reason, both Endora and Carlotta seem to think that Samantha will get rid of Darrin and honour the pact. Needless to say, Samantha is furious and even more so when she realises what a weakling Juke is and how easily he allows his mother to push him around.

    Juke has no backbone at all and Samantha tries to help him and is delighted when he begins to take his life into his own hands. Carlotta is less than impressed but at least Samantha is free of the problem.moreless

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