39. "WE'RE IN FOR A BAD SPELL" (9-30-65)

Finished Filiming: 6-4-65

Written by: Bernard Slade

Directed by: Howard Morris


Bartlett Robinson as Mr. Abercrombie

Richard X. Slattery as Detective

Arthur Peterson as Albert Harding

William Tregoe as Mr. Peterson

William Redfield as Adam


*Look out for the word "Bewitched" to appear in the dialogue.

Summary: When strange things begin happening to Adam Newlarkin, a friend of Darrin's, Aunt Clara tells Samantha he has inherited the spell placed by a witch on his ancestor who was a judge in Salem two hundred years before. Aunt Clara adds that unless Adam follows the antidote for the spell strictly, he will be branded a thief. The Stephens learn that Adam has been hired by a local bank. Samantha and Darrin manage to get Adam to kiss a dog, the first step. With Aunt Clara's help, Darrin dunks Adam in a pool three times. They have trouble persuading him to ride through town shouting praise of witches, which is the final step.

However, finding his briefcase stuffed with money, Adam, a true native of Salem, believes he is under a spell. He mounts a horse and starts riding. Bank manager Abercrombie and a detective, having discovered the loss of seventy five thousand dollars, come to the Stephens home. Aunt Clara makes the money disappear from the briefcase. Abercrombie apologizes to Adam after learning that a bank employee has been taken into custody with the stolen cash.

Courtesy: Bewitched & Elizabeth Montgomery Site