Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 23, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • When Roxie first meets Darryl at his mansion, he has short hair, but in all of his other scenes, he has longer hair, even though those moments supposedly happen in the same day or the day after.

    • Film Difference: In the movie, the three women didn't have distinct individual powers. In the pilot, Kat can control nature (specifically cause earthquake and lightning), Roxie has visions of the future, and Joanna can hypnotize people into submission.

    • Film Difference: Felicia Alden, Bun Waverly's counterpart in the film, falls down the stairs after slipping on necklace beads. In the pilot, she is attacked by red ants as soon as Kat, Roxie, and Joanna made their wishes by the fountain.

    • Film Difference: In the film, the three women are friends right from the beginning. In the pilot, they became friends only after having drinks at Roxie's.

    • Film Difference: Sukie Ridgemont, Kat's counterpart in the film, has six children and is left by her husband. In the pilot, Kat lives with her husband and has five children. In the movie, Sukie is a newspaper writer while Kat is a nurse in the series.

    • Film Difference: Jane Spofford, Joanna's counterpart in the film, is a divorcee and a music teacher. In the pilot, Joanna is single and a newspaper writer.

  • Quotes

    • Roxie: (to old man eating chicken leg) Chicken Hands, you gonna stare at my boobs all day or are you gonna buy something?

    • Bun: (voiceover) There is a place at the edge of New England. An everyday sort of town. But if you look beneath the humdrum surface, what you'll find here is something quite surprising. Because once upon a time, the women who lived in our town were said to have certain special gifts. That is, before they were burned alive by those nice pilgrims. Of course nowadays we know better than to believe in witchcraft. We call it silly superstition and lies. But just for a moment, let's wonder what if. What if the legends are actually true? What if the gifted ones are still here among us, only they don't even know what they are? They might spend their whole lives sensing they are somehow different, but they have no idea just how different they are.

    • Roxie: You're offering me fifty thousand dollars to have sex with you?
      Darryl: No. No, I'm offering you fifty thousand dollars to sculpt me. The sex would be free. Unless of course, you felt compelled to pay me.

    • Roxie: Be a kid! Act crazy. Sneak out of the house. Chase boys. Rebel!
      Mia: Mom, it's not rebelling if you tell me to do it.
      Roxie: Yeah, but it's still fun!

    • Bun: (voiceover) Sometimes, those with the most powerful abilities are hiding in the most unlikely places.

    • Kat: Before he [Raymond] got laid off from the candle factory, he was climbing up that ladder. He was in charge of wicks!

    • Kat: It's just that I spend all my time taking care of everybody else-- five kids, a full-time job... okay, fine, I'll admit it-- a husband who's got the maturity level of a ferret.

    • Roxie: Sometimes I wish I could meet someone who got me, you know? Someone dark and dangerous and exciting, who moves here in a cloud of scandal. And everywhere he goes, he stirs up sex and trouble. And he's got a really huge... (gasps) appreciation for art.

    • Joanna: I'm afraid to speak up for myself at work. And I'm hopelessly in love with the photographer at the paper. You know, Will. But every time I get near him, I say something horriblyembarrassing and inappropriate.Like last week, he asked me how I was, and I told him I had a yeast infection.

    • Darryl: Everyone has a price, Roxanne.
      Roxie: Fifty thousand dollars.
      Darryl: (chuckles) Ouch.
      Roxie: You want me to build a monument to your ego? That's the going rate.

    • (talking about Darryl)
      Roxie: I don't care how much money he's offering me. Or how good-looking he is. Or how big his... you know, is.
      Joanna: How big? Like, on a scale of cars. Golf cart? Hatchback? Four-door sedan?
      Roxie: Full-size SUV.

    • Kat: (to Raymond) I'm starting to think that you're married to that hammock.

    • Darryl: (to Joanna) Do you ever take that bun out of your hair, or is it permanent like a tattoo?

    • Kat: I'm really sick of this town, with its dumb, old legends and myths. Witches and water. It just makes us all seem like dumb, gullible hicks.

    • Roxie: (to Darryl) My hands are going nowhere near your lump of clay.

    • Joanna: Clyde, look at me. It is not a tight squeeze in here.
      Clyde: It's really not, not at all.
      Joanna: You're just a creepy boob-brusher.
      Clyde: I just like boobs.
      Joanna: But you're not gonna do it anymore.
      Clyde: I'm done.
      Joanna: Also, you wanna give me a raise... and all the money in your wallet.
      Clyde: You... (hands Joanna some bills) should have some money.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Roxie asks "Who the Hell are you?" Darryl replies " Me? I'm just a humble patron of the arts, well, I am a Demon in between the sheets..." which alludes to his true identity as the Devil at least in the Film version anyhow.