The BEST Episodes of Samantha Who?

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 10, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Samantha "Sam" Newly is a corporate executive and hit-and-run victim who awakens after being in a coma for eight days, only to find she has amnesia. With no memories of the past, she must rediscover everything about her life and herself by looking for clues from her past.

With This Ring

#1 - With This Ring

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 23, 2009

It's Andrea's wedding day! While Andrea has chosen her life partner, Samantha has to make a decision as to who she wants to be with. Will it be debonaire millionaire Winston Funk or her not-rich-but-ever-reliable ex-boyfriend Todd. Even Sam's parents are at a crossroad as Regina and Howard begin to take separate paths.

star 8.12
100 votes
Writers: Donald Todd
The Virgin

#2 - The Virgin

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 5, 2007

Since Samantha has no memories of the past, including her sexual experiences, she is faced with the decision of waiting this time for the right guy to come along, or to experiment.

star 7.98
228 votes
Directors: Barnet Kellman
Writers: Bob Kushell
The Restraining Order

#3 - The Restraining Order

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 12, 2007

Sam learns that one of her ex-boyfriends has a restraining order out against her, while she is on a walk with Todd. She then wonders if her poor relationship with her father is the cause of her need for constant attention.

star 7.92
223 votes
Directors: Barnet Kellman
Writers: Alex Reid
The Park

#4 - The Park

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 1, 2008

Sam tries to make herself appear to be an environmentalist, so Owen might like her more. Andrea doesn't fare well when the basketball player, Tony Dane, is looking for a date.

star 7.73
187 votes
Directors: Bob Berlinger
Writers: Bob Kushell
My Best Friend's Boyfriend

#5 - My Best Friend's Boyfriend

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 26, 2009

Andrea has a new boyfriend and Sam wants the couple to actually go on a real date for once. Todd doesn't like being just the roommate. Dena has a new penpal in Iraq, but she wonders if it means she's cheating on Chase.

star 7.63
163 votes
Writers: Dawn Dekeyser
The Hypnotherapist

#6 - The Hypnotherapist

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 19, 2007

As a last ditch effort to try and regain some of her lost memory, Sam seeks professional help from a hypnotherapist, but doesn't get the help she expected. Sam hears a bombshell confession from Todd.

star 7.58
192 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Pamela Ribon

#7 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 15, 2007

Wretched with amnesia after an accident, Samantha attempts to discover her life again. After being the victim of a hit and run, Sam awakens to the shock of everyone that she doesn't remember any of them, not even her parents who were standing over her bedside.

star 7.54
379 votes
Writers: Cecelia Ahern, Don Todd
The Wedding

#8 - The Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 2007

Sam attends the wedding of one of her so called friends, only to realize that she forgot that she had been uninvited by the bride earlier.

star 7.45
199 votes
Directors: Michael Spiller
Writers: Christine Zander
The Debt

#9 - The Debt

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 16, 2009

Sam loses big at the craps table in Vegas. But a chance meeting with her ex-boss, billionaire Winston Funk, could be the answer to her financial dilemma.

star 7.44
215 votes
Writers: Jim Reynolds
The Butterflies

#10 - The Butterflies

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 21, 2008

Samantha finds out about an endangered butterfly habitat and needs to stop her boss and the firm's construction project that would kill them. She decides to use Dena, who is clueless about Sam's plan, to go out with her boss and persuade him to stop the construction project. After Todd and Sam's passionate kiss, Sam is feeling ignored by him.

star 7.43
191 votes
Writers: Kim Duran
The Boss

#11 - The Boss

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 14, 2008

The guy that Andrea has a thing for, asks Samantha to marry him. He also turns out to be the wealthy owner of the real estate firm that they both work at. Samantha worries that it may harm their friendship more than anything else.

star 7.40
215 votes
Writers: Jenny Lee
The Job

#12 - The Job

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 22, 2007

It's Samantha's first day back to work and her first board meeting gives her a shocking look at just how cutthroat and competitive she really was.

star 7.40
342 votes
Writers: Donald Todd
The Girlfriend

#13 - The Girlfriend

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 7, 2008

Sam is forced to move back in with Todd and his new girlfriend, Chloe, after she finds out she could face an eviction because she sublet her apartment to Todd. Regina and Dena bond when Sam misses a makeover night.

star 7.36
217 votes
Writers: Jessi Klein
The Dog

#14 - The Dog

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 2, 2009

When Sam feels her biological clock ticking away and realizes her desire to be a mother, she tries to probe her own motherly instincts by borrowing Dena's dog to find out if she's nurturing enough to care for and love it. Meanwhile, Regina attempts pilot lessons when she learns that Howard's late step-brother has willed them a plane, and Andrea continues to fuel the tabloid fires while she dates famous pro-basketball star Tony Dane.

star 7.31
159 votes
Directors: Paul Lazarus
Writers: Pamela Ribon
The First Date

#15 - The First Date

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 9, 2009

Sam decides to give Todd a second chance by going out with him on another "first date," but Todd doesn't trust Winston Funk, believing he and Sam may continue the affair they were having before the accident. Meanwhile, Andrea appears on a reality TV series about celebrity weddings, along with her gay basketball star Tony Dane.

star 7.24
184 votes
Writers: Bob Kushell
The Family Vacation

#16 - The Family Vacation

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2008

After the breakup between Owen and Sam, The Newlys, Dena, and Andrea decide to pack it up and head out for an overdue family vacation to a lodge. Sam is met by an unexpected friend at the lodge, Brad, who was her childhood sweetheart. Things get turbulent when Andrea makes a pass at him.

star 7.20
186 votes
Directors: Paul Lazarus
Writers: Jim Reynolds
The Sister

#17 - The Sister

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 2, 2009

Sam discovers that a family heirloom is the reason why her mom was in a feud with her sister and a mother, that Sam didn't know she had. Andrea is viewed as a jinx to Tony's team, after they start losing when she is there.

star 7.20
155 votes
Writers: Alex Reid
The Hockey Date

#18 - The Hockey Date

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 26, 2007

Regina sets Samantha up on a blind date with the man who is refinishing her floors. She turns to Todd for advice when she leads the guy to think she is an avid hockey fan.

star 7.18
169 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Justin Adler
The Amazing Racist

#19 - The Amazing Racist

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 9, 2009

Sam tries to become friends with Frank, once she thinks her old self was a racist. Andrea doesn't want to lose all the glamour of dating a celebrity, after Tony is outed as being gay.

star 7.17
211 votes
Writers: Marco Pennette
The Birthday

#20 - The Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired May 12, 2008

In the season finale, Samantha is beginning to think that Chloe is using the sympathy card by saying her aunt is sick, just so Todd won't break up with her like he promised Samantha. Andrea and Regina are having several disagreements over how to plan Samantha's birthday party.

star 7.14
163 votes
Directors: Dennis Gordon
Writers: Donald Todd
The Gallery Show

#21 - The Gallery Show

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 28, 2008

Sam is going to Todd's photo exhibit, but doesn't want to go alone, so she asks Craig, whom she thinks is a complete stranger, to join her. Sam soon gets the hint that they've met before and things doing go smoothly. Kevin discovers a demeaning picture of Sam in Todd's photo collection.

star 7.13
241 votes
Writers: Alex Reid
The Break-Up

#22 - The Break-Up

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

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.

star 7.10
136 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Ric Swartzlander
The Building

#23 - The Building

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 3, 2008

After pointing out her serious cash-flow problem, Samantha's mother gets her to agree to get back into the real estate game, only this time with her mother. Andrea attempts to use Todd's friend to further her own gold-digging excursions.

star 7.08
214 votes
Writers: Jim Reynolds
The Pill

#24 - The Pill

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 27, 2008

Desperate to regain her memory, Sam opts to join a clinical trial and starts taking pills for her memory. Sam's memories start coming back, but she doesn't like what she learns about her former self. Elsewhere, someone confuses Dena and Andrea as being a gay couple, which frustrates Andrea and sends her on the hunt to find someone hotter than Dena.

star 7.04
269 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Dawn Dekeyser
The Dream Job

#25 - The Dream Job

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 9, 2009

Sam becomes the head of the charity foundation for Winston Funk and hires Andrea as her vice president of legal affairs. She soon regrets this idea when Andrea shirks her duties in favor of planning her wedding.

star 7.04
209 votes
Directors: Joanna Kerns
Writers: Matthew Carlson