Samantha Who?

Season 1 Episode 14

The Affair

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM May 05, 2008 on ABC
7.4
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Samantha is suspicious about Regina's action, which lead her to believe she is having an affair. But she's not alone. Todd is cheating on Chloe, who is none the wiser, with Samantha. Dena and Regina are contemplating opening up their own coffee shop.

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  • The first episode I've seen of this series.

    9.0
    This show did not look like it would be anything like my usual television fare from the previews, but something about the commercials must have intrigued me. I found myself wanting to give it a chance. Well, I missed the first couple of episodes and then just didn't worry about catching this series after that.



    Then one day I was on abc.com and thought I'd check out one of the episodes for free online. This episode, "The Affair" was my introduction to "Samantha Who?" And I must say my gut instinct that I should try watching this show was right! Despite being a little more girly than what a guy might typically like, the show has an undeniable charm. In this episode, Samantha is having an affair with an ex-boyfriend who is now involved with someone unstable. Because she is fooling around, she begins to suspect that her mother may be as well. Although having an affair is hardly a respectable thing to do, viewers can forgive Samantha because she used to be a terrible person and is trying to better herself in life one step at a time. And it helps that Christina Appelgate plays the part to perfection and hits all the right notes to make Samantha loveable even when she's messing up. This episode had some good laughs, and wasn't too hard to follow even if you haven't seen any of the other episodes. I've watched a few more since, and I must say these episodes are far funnier and more charming than the other reviews and ratings on TV.com imply. Even if this isn't a concept you would normally go for, give "Samantha Who?" a chance. It may win you over.moreless
  • Samantha thinks her mother is having an affair.

    8.5
    This was another good episode of Samantha Who. Samantha is having an affair with Todd and they are trying to keep this from the awful Chloe. I am not sure why they are bothering because Chloe is so awful that Todd should really throw her out and then Samantha could move back in. Because of this, Samantha thinks that her mother is having an affair and that her father hasn't noticed because he is neglecting her. Frank was great in this, especially his reaction when he spots Samantha hiding under the couch cushions. Overall, this was a good one. Worth watching.moreless
  • Talk about HOT!!!

    8.4
    This episode was occasionally funny, but Samantha Who has occasionally went from being a funny comedy to a drama comedy. This episode was filled of twists and turns, Todd and Samantha was always a cute couple and steam between them is resurfacing and to tell you the truth I was impressed. Though I do miss the guy she sort of had a crush on in "the Boss' I think his name was Winston. Barry Watson A.K.A. 'Made My Day' was HOT. The steamy scenes between him and Samantha was enticing, but Todd without a shirt, well that says enough. Overall I loved this episode, look forward to future installments.moreless

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  • QUOTES (15)

    • Samantha: (on the phone) Hey Todd. I got your message and twelve o'clock is good. So I will meet you on the bridge by the park. Wait. No one checks these messages but you, right? Oh yes, so I'll see you on the thing by the thing. This is your dry cleaner.

    • Andrea: So, who's not wearing a wedding ring?
      Regina: Oh well cheese makes me bloat. Especially roquefort and some cheddars and the occasional goat. Will you stop looking at my fingers?

    • Samantha: I don't know why everyone thinks sneaking around is so bad. Spies do it, you know, and they're defending the country, so I'm like a patriot.

    • (Samantha and Todd are kissing on the couch.)
      Samantha: Did you hear that?
      Todd: What was it? The door?
      Samantha: No. My back cracked.

    • (As Samantha rifles through her mother's underwear drawer)
      Howard: Samantha, what the hell is going on in here?
      Samantha: If I told you, I don't think you'd be very happy.
      Howard: Well, I don't expect things to make me happy. I'm from a different generation.

    • Samantha: Andrea, you know something and I want to hear it.
      Andrea: There was an incident a few years ago. You and I were coming out of a club.
      Samantha: And?
      Andrea: Sorry, usually by now, you're like "Oh my God" and then you remember everything.
      Samantha: Just tell me the story!

    • Samantha: My heart is still beating like crazy. You gotta feel this. (takes Dena's hand and places it on her chest)
      Dena: Yeah, I'm kind of creeped out by the fact that there's something in our chests that's pumping blood. I do not like that.

    • Todd: A lot of work. All the photography, you know. I mean, enough with the weddings already. Take the money and buy a house people.

    • Samantha: (end voiceover) You know that thing about touching the plate after the waiter tells you it's hot? The most exciting time is that moment right before you touch it. After that, you're just an idiot sitting in a restaurant with a burnt finger. The truth is, as one who's had my share of meals, it's a lot more fun when you're not in pain.

    • Samantha: (beginning voiceover) You know how, when a waiter tells you not to touch your plate because it's hot, you immediately have to touch it. I mean, I guess there's a part of you that wants to see how hot the plate really is but maybe you touch it because, inside, you just want to do something wrong.

    • Samantha: (hiding under the pillows of the couch) Don't judge me Frank.
      Frank: Oh, that ship sailed a long time ago.

    • (Todd leans in to kiss Sam)
      Samantha: Oh my God! My mother wasn't going to play golf.
      Todd: That may be the un-sexiest line I've ever heard.
      Samantha: My mother's having an affair.
      Todd: And we have a new winner!

    • Andrea: Okay, I was watching Oprah last week and she was talking about ways to tell if someone is having an affair.
      Dena: Oh my God, we both watch Oprah!
      Andrea: (with a sarcastic tone) Oh my God, we're twins.

    • Howard: Sammie, your mother and I are just fine. When two people have been married as long as we have, you learn to give each other space. You water a flower too much, it dies.
      Samantha: Yeah, well if you don't water it enough, it will find someone to have sex with who will.

    • Samantha: Hey, Frank.
      Frank: Ms. Newly.
      Samantha: Big news. Todd is going to be my boyfriend.
      Frank: I guess the man's never heard of the phrase, "Fool me twice, shame on me."

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Andrea: Well, you know what they say about the forbidden fruit.

      The "forbidden fruit" is a Biblical reference to the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil which Adam and Eve took a bite out of (Book of Genesis). Eating of the fruit led to the loss of their innocence and their banishment from the Garden of Eden. It is a metaphor of anything which one desires but cannot have.

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