Samantha Who?: Season 1, Episode 12

The Butterflies (21 Apr. 2008)

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Sam uses the budding relationship between her boss and her friend, Dena, to stop a construction project that would destroy the home of an endangered species, while trying to figure out why Todd keeps ignoring her.

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Sam uses the budding relationship between her boss and her friend, Dena, to stop a construction project that would destroy the home of an endangered species, while trying to figure out why Todd keeps ignoring her.

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The Butterflies is another hilarious episode of "Samantha Who?"
28 April 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

As Sam talks with Dena about her encounter with Todd in the last episode on her way to work, her boss, Mr. Chapman, walks by. He overhears Dena tell Sam to "let your heart be your dog" in comparing love and pets. When Sam gets on the elevator with Chapman, they both stay quiet until Chapman, about to exit, tells her, "I want her. Make it happen". Sam is reluctant even after Andrea tells her about wanting new chairs that make butts comfortable. Then she realizes her mall project has attracted protesters because it's being built on a ground with rare butterflies in danger of extinction. So after Dena agrees to date Sam's boss and getting along so well with him as a result, Sam and Andrea give their requests which Dena relays to him. The result: Andrea gets her chair but Dena got convinced how good business the mall project is. Then Sam comes up with alternate plans that would spare the butterflies but all her boss can talk about is Dena and wants to know from Sam what her feelings are for him. Sam agrees on condition the mall project is delayed. She then convinces both lovebirds to hold back on their feelings and also tells Chapman about Dena's old boyfriend coming back. With both finding out the truth at dinner however, Dena admonishes Sam about her intentions and says the bulldozers are operating in the morning. Sam's joining the protesters gets her on the local news and while apologizing on-air to Dena as she and Chapman are about to make love, Dena accepts. With the dozers still going through however, Sam quits her job and waits with Frank the doorman for Todd, who brushed her off the last time by lying to her of a new photo job with the local paper, to come out. As he does and tells Sam of wanting to make it work with Chloe, Sam kisses him, then pushes him back saying, "Lose some sleep over that!" She then leaves with her belongings as she encounters that rare butterfly which continues flying through the credits and the logos at the end of the program...Another hilarious episode of "Samantha Who?" with highlights being the chemistry between Melissa McCarthy and Rick Hoffman. Their dialogue and facial expressions are so spot on here. Jennifer Esposito as Andrea is also compellingly funny here whether enjoying her new chair or the coffee machine as the result of Dena's newfound stature. Can't wait for the next episode so until next time...


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