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Samantha Goes South for a Spell
Season 5, Episode 2
Series Episode 142
Samantha Defends Darrin 5×02
Airdate October 3, 1968
Written by Ed Jurist
Directed by William Asher
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Samantha Goes South for a Spell is the second episode of the fifth season and the 142nd episode of the Bewitched series. The episode was completed by June 27, 1968, and aired on October 3, 1968.


Brunhilde, the jealous witch-wife of one of Serena's boyfriends, mistakes Samantha for Serena, and sends her back to New Orleans in the year 1868, where she cannot remember who she is. Serena then sends Darrin back to rescue his wife, who must give him a willing kiss to break the spell. This task will not be easy for Darrin, as beyond Samantha not knowing who he is, she is taken in by a suave southerner named Rance Butler, who will do whatever is needed to keep Samantha for himself as he has fallen in love with her.



Bewitched, nice freeze

Brunhilde sends Samantha back to 1868 New Orleans.

Blow the winds and thunder crack,
Roll the years a century back,
Vixen be gone, make the switch,
Be gone with the wind, you little witch.



  • Brunhilde's spell alludes to the 1939 movie, "Gone with the Wind". Jack Cassidy's character, Rance Butler, is modelled after Rhett Butler, the main male character from the film.



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