Samantha Who?

Season 1 Episode 9

The Break-Up

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Dec 10, 2007 on ABC
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Sam thinks she's in love with Kevin and steps things up a bit, but it may prove to be more than Kevin can handle.

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  • Samantha want's a drawer at Kevin's with disastrous consequences.

    Samantha pushes Kevin about having a drawer for her things at his place. This frightens him off so he decides to call it a day. There then follows lots of funny scenes with Samantha and her friends Andrea and Dena as well as her mother. Some of the nicest scenes were with Frank, once again. Samantha drinks far too much and then confides in Frank, my favourite character at the moment. Howard was absent this week, sadly. Todd was his usual self and through all this Samantha learnt some more about Old Sam and how she can be better as New Sam.moreless
  • "I will survive!"

    Samantha becomes absolutely smitten with Kevin, claiming she loves him and taking their relationship very seriously. When things become to much for Kevin he breaks things off. Sam is absolutely devastated by the break up so drowns her sorrows with Dena, Andrea, Regina and a whole lot of alcohol. Her night eventually leads her to Todd's, but she ends up finding an unlikely friend in Frank.

    Drunk Sam is hilarious. Her every interaction with Frank was classic. He's such a great character, so dry yet so lovable!

    Andrea also had some great lines in this episode, as always.

    Though it was Sam who really stood out this episode. As previously mentioned, drunk Sam is hilarious.moreless
  • No Heroes? No Problem!

    With "Heroes" off the schudule for now, I just mosey over to see what's the critics are saying. the show in question is "Sammantha who?" and I had to jump into the middle of the series. I was busy with "Heroes" and watching the epsiuode of the show is a bit confused, but I preety much handle the show. Christina Applegate is sexy in her role. so is Jennifer Esposito. I can't decide on who sexier, I say both. In this episode, Sammantha is getting serious with Kevin. doesn't sound like much, but I've been hooked. Might as well watch the show until "Heroes" return.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The song "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor was playing when Samantha, her mom and her friends were talking about her break-up with Kevin.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Samantha: Drinking is like love. Starts out okay. The singing and laughing part is real fun. It just takes this ugly turn around the crying and the yelling part.
      Frank: I would tell you about the throwing up part, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.

    • Frank: (to Samantha) It might interest you to know, this isn't even close to the most embarrassing thing I've seen you do on this sidewalk.

    • Dena: (talking about Kevin) He was a son of a bitch.
      Samantha: Don't say that about him. Why would you say that about him?
      Dena: I think I heard it somewhere.
      Samantha: Kevin was a kind and thoughtful man.
      Dena: He was so sweet.
      Samantha: He was an ass.
      Dena: I'm confused about my role here.

    • Regina: Oh Andrea. You know you don't have to finish every bottle. It's not Crackerjacks. There's no prize in the bottle.

    • Andrea: Oh my god, what is this?
      Samantha: I'm making a card for Kevin with pictures of us together. I didn't actually have any pictures of us actually together. I had some pictures of me and then I cut his head out of some business cards. That's why his expression's always the same.
      Andrea: No. Stop. Just let him go. Do not try and get him back.
      Samantha: I'm not trying to get him back. I just thought that maybe he might want to see what we would look like together on vacation in Paris.

    • Samantha: Mom, did you happen to put any of my nice lingerie in my room today?
      Regina: No, but you could borrow some of mine. I have a leopard print set that makes your father roar.

    • Dena: Sam, if tonight is your first night with Kevin, don't you think your carpet should match your drapes?
      Samantha: What? What does that mean?
      Dena: It means your bra should match your panties. But I could be wrong.

    • Regina: Oh, look at your beautiful flowers. Let's put them over here so we can all enjoy them and they can make your father feel feel bad.

    • Samantha: Flowers give every woman a taste of amnesia. Why are these here? Who are they for? What do they mean? What does he want? What did I do? All good questions. But if you don't know life's little codes, well, you tend to panic easily.

    • Samantha: (closing voice over) So love really is a battlefield. I learn that from another prophet on that CD at Andrea's. The difference is, in battle you're supposed to shoot all your ammo at once and alienate the other side; in love sometimes you just got to hold your fire a little and see what happens. Maybe the key to survival in love and war is balance.

    • Samantha: Kevin gave me a drawer.
      Todd: Of what?
      Samantha: A drawer for me.
      Todd: Does he know that?

    • Kevin: Maybe we should, you know, slow things down.
      Samantha: Slow. How slow?
      Kevin: I think we should... Stop, seeing each other.
      Samantha: Wow... That's very slow.

    • Regina: Where have you been young lady? I have been worried sick. You've been to one of those raves, haven't you? You're eight miles high.
      Samantha: It's called a smile, mom. I was with Kevin, and you were so right about him. Argh. Thank you.

    • Sam: (About Kevin) He is not gay! He is respectful.
      Andrea: Sweetie, my brother is respectful and he moved to Amsterdam to marry his respectful friend Jay.

    • Andrea: (To a devastated Sam) Oh. Sweetie. Oh. Crying makes me feel like I should be comforting, and I don't do comforting.

    • Andrea: (To Sam) Hey, don't take this the wrong way, but part of this new Sam makes me really hate you.

    • Samantha: (about Kevin) Yes mother, you set us up, if it wasn't for you I'd be nothing.
      Regina: Oh, you wouldn't be nothing. You'd just be less.

  • NOTES (2)

    • For this first 9 episodes, the show won the 2008 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Plus, Christina Applegate (Samantha) was nominated for:
      -The 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series-Musical Or Comedy.
      -The 2008 SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series.
      -The 2008 Prism Award for Best Performance In A Comedy Series.

    • International Airdates:
      Australia: April 10, 2008 on Network 7
      Israel: May 12, 2008 on YES Stars 1
      Germany: October 29, 2008 on ProSieben
      Norway: November 18, 2008 on TV2
      The Netherlands: December 9, 2008 on Net 5
      United Kingdom: November 6, 2008 on E4
      Sweden: March 13, 2009 on TV4
      Finland: November 22, 2009 on Nelonen


    • This episode title is based off the 2006 movie The Break-Up, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.

    • Towards the end of the episode, when Samantha was getting off the elevator, she describes love as really being a battlefield. "Love is a Battlefield" is a song popularized by Pat Benatar during the 80's.