Season 1 of ABC’s "Samantha Who?" starring Gilmore Girls actress Melissa McCarthy. Links to site recaps below.
Samantha Who? won People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy! Samantha Who? has also been renewed for a Season 2.
Samantha Who? Cast:
- Christina Applegate: Samantha `Sam’ Newly
- Jennifer Esposito: Andrea
- Kevin Dunn: Howard
- Melissa McCarthy: Dena
- Tim Russ: Frank
- Jean Smart: Regina
- Barry Watson: Todd
Christina Applegate stars in this sitcom about a woman who wakes up from an eight-day coma with amnesia and learns that she wasn’t a nice person before the coma. First up: Samantha learns that she is a cheater and an alcoholic, and has no real friends.
Samantha returns to work, and a board meeting reminds her what a cutthroat workaholic she used to be. She begins to wonder whether she wants to be that way again.
Samantha goes to a friend’s wedding, only to learn she’s been uninvited by the bride. Sam learns that the ‘old’ Sam is not completely gone. Dena must put her trust in Sam. Todd must decide to trust Sam.
Samantha gets hit on at a club and realizes she has no memory of sex, and wonders how to approach her second “first time.” Should she wait for the right guy?
Sam and Todd run into an ex-boyfriend of Sam’s – and discover that he has a restraining order against her. Sam fears her need for attention stems from a bad relationship with her dad. Sam attempts to win the affections of her father.
Sam undergoes hypnotherapy to regain her memories. She discovers that her parents may not be who they claim to be – her real parents. Todd makes a ‘shocking’ confession to Sam.
Regina wants Sam to start dating again, so sets her up on a blind date with Kevin, the contractor hired to refinish their floors. Sam leads Kevin to believe she loves hockey. She must turn to Todd for advice – and Todd has his own new girlfriend, Chloe. Andrea is flying to Rome with her new hunk.
Samantha gets into an accident in her father’s car. She tries to cover it up by pushing the car into a lake. Her dad feels sorry for her ordeal after the ‘stolen’ car and buys her a car – and Sam must face her guilt. Regina finds out and blackmails Sam to be a model for her party.
Sam falls for Kevin and may love him – she moves too fast in the relationship, which may scare him away. Sam redirects her feelings for Kevin onto Todd.
Sam is forced to move back into her own apartment with Todd and his new girlfriend, Chloe, after finding out that subletting to him could mean she gets evicted. Regina and Dena bond when Sam misses their makeover night.
Sam and Andrea fight over a rich man – Andrea says their friendship is over. Sam remembers something from her past about when she was a bad friend to Andrea. Or, did it make her a good friend? Todd finds himself a jealous man.
Samantha learns about a butterfly habitat that her firm’s construction project would destroy. Sam uses Dena, who is clueless about Sam’s plan, to go out with her boss and persuade him to stop the construction project. Todd and Sam share a passionate kiss, which later leaves Sam feeling ignored by him.
Sam goes to Todd’s photo exhibit, but to avoid going alone, she takes Craig. She thinks Craig is a complete stranger to her, but gets the hint that they’ve met before. Things don’t go smoothly. Craig discovers a demeaning photo of Sam in Todd’s photo collection.
Samantha is suspicious about Regina’s actions, which leads 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.
One of Sam’s old friends, Chloe, tells Sam she can’t do something with her because of her dying aunt. But Sam remembers about her own past and lying to a guy about having a sick other or relative in the hospital, and putting a picture by the bed of someone in a coma in case said guy went to check if she was telling the truth. So, Sam goes to check up on Chloe’s relative and gets a surprise at the hospital.
Sources: tv.com, abc, the futon critic, spoilerfix