The Girlfriend was a wonderful comeback episode (after a writer's strike) for "Samantha Who?"
During a chance meeting, Samantha and Todd bump into each other and ask how each are doing. Later that day, as she and her mother discuss a makeover with the father out on a trip, Samantha gets a call for dinner from Todd. That dinner was just Todd's way of telling her that Chloe is moving in with him in Sam's apartment that she still owns and Todd still lives in. Though Andrea suggests the ways of the old Sam like making a girlfriend of a man she wants think he's a two-timer by presenting a wine bottle as his gift to them, Sam wants to be fair to Chloe since she's done nothing wrong. At that point, the female president of the co-op board walks by and tells Sam that subletting is illegal at her building. So Sam moves in with Todd and Chloe. Things seem to go well, if a little awkward, but then when Sam wakes in the middle of the night, Chloe threatens her to leave her man alone. In the morning, Chloe's too sunny disposition confuses Sam and when Todd has Sam alone he tells her that Chloe told him that Sam threatened her! Just then, Chloe comes out with her toy koala with an eye marked with a felt tip pen which she blames on Sam. Sam, denying responsibility, leaves. During much of this, Dena walks into Sam's mom's home and sees the mother having a drink because of her daughter's ditching her. So she agrees to the makeover since "your mom's dead and my daughter's gallivanting around". The mom confesses to being runner-up in a beauty pageant years ago while Dena mentions drawing a turtle to get accepted in an art school that didn't take her. They resolve to TP that pageant winner's house. They eventually wake up with a rabbit statue that they took from that house. Meanwhile, Sam tries to be like her old self when Chloe arrives to find clothes strewn on the floor and Sam coming out of the shower with a nightie on. That backfires when Todd comes back in. Despite Chloe confessing to vandalizing her own bear, Todd picks her over Sam. After talking to Frank, who agrees to let the co-op president think Sam still lives there, Sam returns to her mother's home as the mom washes the giant turtle face off the wall...This was another heartwarming funny episode of "Samantha Who?" that makes a wonderful comeback after the three-months-old writer's strike. My favorite part was Frank's reason for taking it easy on Sam: He thinks Chole is the same as Sam (before her amnesia) and doesn't want to deal with them both at the same time! Christina Applegate sure has come a long way from Kelly Bundy on "Married...with Children". So with that, until next time...
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