Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Season 2 Episode 17

The Equalizer

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 13, 1998 on ABC
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A Valentine's Day episode: lovesick Roland the Troll returns, still determined to win Sabrina's love, but now he is the Equalizer, empowered to punish Sabrina for any misuse of her magic. Finding Sabrina trying to help Valerie attract the attention of brash but apparently uninterested Ken, Roland uses his authority to steal Sabrina's heart and carry her off to the Other Realm. Desperate for Valentine's Day dates, Zelda and Hilda summon Cupid, only to discover that he is depressed and has lost his belief in love - until Hilda makes him laugh and is aghast to discover that he is now Mr. Kraft's rival for her reluctant affections.moreless

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  • It's Valentine's Day!!

    9.6
    Lovesick Roland, the Troll returns, still determined to win Sabrina's love, but now he is the Equalizer, empowered to punish Sabrina for any bad use of her magic. Finding Sabrina trying to help Valerie attract the attention of brash but apparently uninterested Ken, he uses his authority to steal Sabrina's heart and carry her off to the Other Realm. Desperate for Valentine's Day dates, Zelda and Hilda summon Cupid, only to discover that he is depressed and has lost his belief in love, until Hilda makes him laugh and is aghast to discover that he is now Mr. Kraft's rival for her reluctant affections.moreless
  • Roland the Troll returns to equal out Sabrina spells and try to be romantically equal to Harvey...again. Meanwhile Cupid and Mr. Kraft begin to fight over Hilda when she doesn't really want to be with either.moreless

    9.3
    I liked the reappearance of Roland the Troll but the equalizer job is pretty weird. In no other episode do spells have to be equalized. The whole "stealing my heart" bit was cheesy...even for Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Also Cupid continues his diaper bit to the extent of wearing it to the school dance. It got old pretty fast. Also Mr. Kraft needs to take a hint. Yes, he went out with Hilda a couple times but Hilda has enjoyed only one of those dates and during that date he was under a spell! Although I like this show in gerenal and I like Roland the Troll. I think that this was not the best episode.moreless
Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Sabrina J. Spellman

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Hilda Antoinette Spellman

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Zelda Spellman

Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Willard Kraft

Lindsay Sloane

Lindsay Sloane

Valerie Birkhead

Nate Richert

Nate Richert

Harvey Dwight Kinkle (recurring in season 5-7)

Beth Grant

Beth Grant

Mrs. Popowski

Guest Star

Patrick Thomas O'Brien

Patrick Thomas O'Brien

Cupid

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Sean Laughton

Sean Laughton

Ken

Guest Star

Phil Fondacaro

Phil Fondacaro

Roland the Troll

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The audience learns (as far as the show is concerned) that Cupid does not need to necessarily shoot arrows...he can actually hurl "love peas" at people to make them fall in love.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Roland: I wanna apologize. I was wrong to try and steal your heart through magic. I just want you to like me.
      Sabrina: That was nice... Roland, I like you when you're nice.
      Roland: So we're engaged?
      Sabrina: No!

    • Mr. Kraft: Miss Birkhead, this is a social event, it is not a place for conversation...

    • Sabrina (on the phone wih Valerie): Yes, I've been listening to what you said. Let me recap: Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken, Ken.

    • Sabrina: Aunt Zelda. Aunt Hilda. Cupid?
      Hilda: He's in love with me, ignore him.
      Zelda: We're here to rescue you.
      Sabrina: Rescue me? But I love it here. I love this moldy home. I love Roland.
      Hilda (to Roland): Okay, what have you done to her?
      Cupid: I think I know sweetie. I am in the love biz. He's taken her heart.
      Roland: It was a fair deal. She stole a boy's heart, I took hers.
      Zelda You are not allowed to equalize for your own benefit. Give it back, now.
      Sabrina: No, I don't want it back. I want my Rolly to keep it for ever and ever.
      Hilda: Did you also give her a saccharine pill?
      Roland: Sabrina has spoken! Now if you'll excuse us, the ogre and his lady friend are coming over for dinner.
      Sabrina (shooing them out): And there's not enough entrails for everyone.

    • Hilda (to Cupid): You look awful!
      Zelda: Hilda, it's his busy time of year.
      Cupid: Oh that's not it. I was just left at the altar. My fiancée ran off with a policeman. She never could resist a man in clothes.
      Hilda: You wore that to get married?
      Cupid: It was a formal wedding!

    • Mrs. Popowski: Let me get this straight. You felt so bad about the other night that you came all the way down here to give me money, to give to the pinball machine man?
      Sabrina: If you don't mind?
      Mrs. Popowski: No, of course not. The pinball man is always running himself ragged bringing you kids extra napkins or refilling your free drinks. No-one works harder than the pinball machine man.

    • Zelda: How dare you try to prick Sabrina's finger on that spindle so you could run off with her?
      Sabrina: What?
      Roland: I was only gonna keep her for a century or two.
      Sabrina: What?!

    • Sabrina: Why don't you ask him?
      Valerie: Because if he doesn't ask me, I can always assume that it slipped his mind. But if I ask him and he says no, no amount of delusion will fix it.

    • Hilda: Okay, we're up to the Zs and so far every man we know is either married, busy or disgusting.
      Zelda: Several were all three.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Zelda: Ever since, well, Sleeping Beauty!

      Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale classic, the first in the set published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, Contes de ma Mère l'Oye ("Mother Goose Tales").

    • Sabrina: Why do I have the eerie feeling you're gonna tell me your real name is Rumpelstiltskin?

      Rumpelstiltskin is a slave character in a fairy tale of the same name that originated in Germany (where he is known as Rumpelstilzchen). The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm, who first published it in the 1812 edition of Children's and Household Tales.

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