10. "JUST ONE HAPPY FAMILY" (11-19-64)

Finished Filming: 10-16-64
Written by: Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen
Directed by: William Asher


Thomas Anthony as Customer #1
Charlie Dugdale as Customer #2


*) It seems in the original draft of the script, Samantha's fathers' name was originally Victor.

*) Maurice's family never approved of Endora.

Summary: Endora tells Samantha that Victor, her father, is coming to visit. Endora warns Samantha that Victor will be furious when he learns that his daughter has married a mortal. Samantha, determined to stand up to her father, gets Darrin to stay in town on the night Victor calls. Samantha tells Victor that her husband is in Washington. The conversation about Darrin proceeds nicely until Victor surmises Darrin is a mortal. Meanwhile, Darrin, who has been drinking with Larry Tate, phones Samantha and tells her he is coming home.

When Darrin arrives, Victor's fury hits its peak. Although Victor admires Darrin's courage in facing up to him, he makes him disappear. Samantha, expressing her love for Darrin, pleads with Victor to bring him back. Even Endora joins in Samantha's pleas. Although he tells them it will be extremely difficult, Victor makes Darrin reappear. Before leaving, Victor joins his family in a champagne toast. Impressed by the rare vintage, Victor feels Darrin might be one of them after all.

Courtesy: Bewitched & Elizabeth Montgomery Page