Bewitched (1972)

Season 8 Episode 1

How Not to Lose Your Head to King Henry VIII (1)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 15, 1971 on ABC

Episode Recap

As the final season begins, Samantha and Darrin take a vacation all around Europe. Their vacation begins in the Tower of London where they are taking a tour. As they are touring, Samantha notices a moving and talking painting of a nobleman on horseback. It seems that an evil witch placed a curse on the nobleman, trapping him into the painting for a thousand years. The witch and the noble were destined to be married during Henry VIII's reign, but he was already married. Being a nice person, Samantha lets him out. The moment he is released, the evil witch Malvina appears. As punishment for breaking the curse, Malvina sends Samantha back to Henry VIII's time period. Once there, Samantha forgets who she is or why she is there. She comes across a group of instrument players and joins them in entertaining the infamous king, who falls for her. Darrin gets Endora to help him find Sam and save her with a kiss so she can remember who she is and who Darrin is. Meanwhile, Samantha gets caught in Henry VIII's clutches as he tries to make her is new wife.