Bewitched (1972)

Season 1 Episode 9

Witch or Wife?

2
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 1964 on ABC
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Darrin's workload piles sky-high when Larry Tate and his wife Louise fly to Paris to cover the fashion shows for a client. Samantha spends most of the time alone playing solitaire. She accepts Endora's invitation to fly to Paris, without a plane of course, for lunch. In Paris, Samantha and Endora run into the Tates. Larry, surprised, phones Darrin that Samantha and her mother are in Paris with them. Samantha returns home immediately. Darrin tells Samantha their marriage is a mistake, since he has taken her away from all the high living she seems to love. Although Samantha tries to convince Darrin that he is wrong, she angrily leaves, and returns to Paris. Larry Tate tells Darrin that Samantha is lonesome for him. Darrin decides to follow her to Paris. After several unsuccessful tries, Samantha gets on Darrin's plane, and they arrive in Paris together.moreless

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  • When Larry decides to take his wife, Louise, to Paris with him, he leaves an already exhausted Darrin with a ton of work to do while Sam sits at home alone. Endora, however, has other ideas.moreless

    8.0
    Darrin is less than pleased when his boss, Larry Tate (David White) tells him that he is flying to Paris with his wife, Louise, (Irene Vernon) and that Darrin will need to get through all of Larry's work as well as his own while the Tates are away. This means that Samantha is going to be an office widow for some time as Darrin is going to be working late all week. While Sam is accepting of this as par for the course, Endora is very unimpressed and insists that she and Samantha go to Paris for lunch, promising that Samantha will be well and truly back before Darrin arrives home from work that evening.



    Mother and daughter are having a wonderful time until they are spotted by Larry and Louise who are stunned to find Samantha in Paris. Larry, thinking that Darrin has kindly sent his wife on a holiday while he is so busy working, telephones Darrin and creates all kinds of chaos as Darrin knows nothing about his wife's Paris trip. With no other choice, Samantha returns home so that she and Darrin can talk but she is surprised and hurt when he tells her that their marriage was a mistake because of everything she had to give up to marry a mortal. Try though she might, Samantha can't get through to her husband and so, returns to Paris, very angry. Meanwhile, Larry tries to help smooth things over by telling Darrin that Samantha misses him so Darrin decides to join her in the French capitol.



    By the use of witchcraft, (of course) Samantha manages to get on the same Paris-bound flight as Darrin and they head off for a nice, romantic and relaxing time together. A funny and touching episode of this excellent series.moreless
  • Good installment in one of the three best seasons of the series.

    7.3
    More strain on the marriage of the newlywed mortal and witch.



    I like this episode, and a number of others in Season 1, I always thought the best of the series was playing up the contrasts and this works best when the opposites are newly married. Lots of allegory to life in the 60s, a housewife literally stranded in the suburbs and the working man who mostly meets clients and occasionally has to draw some sketches - no computers, a desk with a phone and blotter and two pieces of paper, but lots of human relationships to get him in trouble. As usual, there is always something a bit sleazy about Larry, in this story off to Paris to meet clients.



    It is actually a kick to watch Sam pop back and forth across the ocean while the nervous Darrin follows her by plane - all the while thinking that she is bored with him and the life she leads at home. Not a bad assumption actually, one that would have been interesting to follow up a little more in the series.moreless
Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

Stewardess

Guest Star

Peter Camlin

Peter Camlin

Waiter

Guest Star

Rowena Burack

Rowena Burack

Woman on Plane

Guest Star

Irene Vernon

Irene Vernon

Louise Tate

Recurring Role

David White

David White

Larry Tate

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