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29th Dec '17 1:45:09 PM JumbledDesert
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[[WMG: ''Bewitched'' takes place in the Potterverse.]]
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25th Jun '17 11:00:27 AM nombretomado
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As TheOtherWiki indicates, Capgras delusion is a mental illness that makes people believe that their friends and loved ones are being replaced by lookalikes. Samantha Stephens, a woman with an already fragile mental state, ends up suffering a severe break from reality when she marries a man that her parents don't approve of (Darrin). As a result, she starts claiming she is a witch, as is everyone in her family. She's put into a gated community of non-dangerous psychotics, which is run by a man named Doctor Bombay, for her own safety; Gladys, her next door neighbor, has acute paranoia. The crazy incidents of the show are actually various doctors trying different modes of therapy and role-play to try to heal Samantha's broken mind; that's why Darrin constantly pushes Sam not to use her "witchcraft." As time passes, her Capgras delusion begins to manifest in small ways--her husband's boss's wife is the first person to be "replaced," followed by her father-in-law. Things start looking up when she has a baby...but then the child shows signs of suffering from mental illness. This wreaks havoc on Samantha's mental state, which manifests as Gladys being replaced in her mind as well. When Samantha becomes pregnant again, her fear of this baby turning out "wrong" drives her totally over the edge, and her own husband becomes a total stranger to her. This is why so many of the later episodes seem similar to early ones--the psychiatrists urged Darrin to try to recreate scenarios in which Samantha was more stable. The one person in Samantha's life who constantly supports her is Endora--she visits almost every day and encourages her to do whatever is necessary (including engaging in her witchcraft delusions) to avoid pain--which is why she maintains her identity through the whole run of the show.

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As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki indicates, Capgras delusion is a mental illness that makes people believe that their friends and loved ones are being replaced by lookalikes. Samantha Stephens, a woman with an already fragile mental state, ends up suffering a severe break from reality when she marries a man that her parents don't approve of (Darrin). As a result, she starts claiming she is a witch, as is everyone in her family. She's put into a gated community of non-dangerous psychotics, which is run by a man named Doctor Bombay, for her own safety; Gladys, her next door neighbor, has acute paranoia. The crazy incidents of the show are actually various doctors trying different modes of therapy and role-play to try to heal Samantha's broken mind; that's why Darrin constantly pushes Sam not to use her "witchcraft." As time passes, her Capgras delusion begins to manifest in small ways--her husband's boss's wife is the first person to be "replaced," followed by her father-in-law. Things start looking up when she has a baby...but then the child shows signs of suffering from mental illness. This wreaks havoc on Samantha's mental state, which manifests as Gladys being replaced in her mind as well. When Samantha becomes pregnant again, her fear of this baby turning out "wrong" drives her totally over the edge, and her own husband becomes a total stranger to her. This is why so many of the later episodes seem similar to early ones--the psychiatrists urged Darrin to try to recreate scenarios in which Samantha was more stable. The one person in Samantha's life who constantly supports her is Endora--she visits almost every day and encourages her to do whatever is necessary (including engaging in her witchcraft delusions) to avoid pain--which is why she maintains her identity through the whole run of the show.
14th Nov '16 11:16:46 PM Waterlily
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* Another possibility: Apparently Dick York was replaced because his back was so bad that he couldn't act on the show anymore and spent most episodes before his departure just lying on the couch. Maybe Darrin's body was failing him and making it hard for him to move around. Samantha used her magic to give him a new and healthy body.

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* Another possibility: Apparently Dick York was replaced because his back was so bad that he couldn't act on the show anymore and spent most many episodes soon before his departure just lying on the couch.down. Maybe Darrin's body was failing him and making it hard for him to move around. Samantha used her magic to give him a new and healthy body.
14th Nov '16 11:13:12 PM Waterlily
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* Another possibility: Apparently Dick York was replaced because his back was so bad that he couldn't act on the show anymore and spent most episodes before his departure just lying on the couch. Maybe Darrin's body was failing him and making it hard for him to move around. Samantha used her magic to give him a new and healthy body.
6th Oct '16 9:25:24 AM MarkLungo
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** FridgeBrilliance: This would actually explain why Samantha would want to marry a mortal. This way, she gets a loving husband that belongs all to herself.

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** * FridgeBrilliance: This would actually explain why Samantha would want to marry a mortal. This way, she gets a loving husband that who belongs all to herself.
6th Oct '16 9:22:13 AM MarkLungo
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[[WMG:Every case of The Other Darrin on this show was actually The Nth Doctor ]]

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[[WMG:Every case of The Other Darrin on this show was actually The Nth Doctor TheNthDoctor ]]
7th Jun '14 11:57:19 AM Gravidef
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[[WMG:''Bewitched'' is actually the tragic story of a woman suffering from a severe mental illness, namely...]]
...[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capgras_delusion Capgras delusion]].

As TheOtherWiki indicates, Capgras delusion is a mental illness that makes people believe that their friends and loved ones are being replaced by lookalikes. Samantha Stephens, a woman with an already fragile mental state, ends up suffering a severe break from reality when she marries a man that her parents don't approve of (Darrin). As a result, she starts claiming she is a witch, as is everyone in her family. She's put into a gated community of non-dangerous psychotics, which is run by a man named Doctor Bombay, for her own safety; Gladys, her next door neighbor, has acute paranoia. The crazy incidents of the show are actually various doctors trying different modes of therapy and role-play to try to heal Samantha's broken mind; that's why Darrin constantly pushes Sam not to use her "witchcraft." As time passes, her Capgras delusion begins to manifest in small ways--her husband's boss's wife is the first person to be "replaced," followed by her father-in-law. Things start looking up when she has a baby...but then the child shows signs of suffering from mental illness. This wreaks havoc on Samantha's mental state, which manifests as Gladys being replaced in her mind as well. When Samantha becomes pregnant again, her fear of this baby turning out "wrong" drives her totally over the edge, and her own husband becomes a total stranger to her. This is why so many of the later episodes seem similar to early ones--the psychiatrists urged Darrin to try to recreate scenarios in which Samantha was more stable. The one person in Samantha's life who constantly supports her is Endora--she visits almost every day and encourages her to do whatever is necessary (including engaging in her witchcraft delusions) to avoid pain--which is why she maintains her identity through the whole run of the show.
8th Apr '14 11:59:16 AM dyson88
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* The same mother anyway. The father was played by multiple actors so maybe they're half brothers.


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1st Mar '13 6:12:44 PM RedFoal
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** FridgeBrilliance: This would actually explain why Samantha would want to marry a mortal. This way, she gets a loving husband that belongs all to herself.
25th Feb '13 2:44:56 PM psionycx
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[[WMG:Witches are normally [[{{Polyamory}} polyamorous]]]]
The question of whether Endora and Maurice are, or ever were, formally married is never outright stated. They do not live together but are not explicitly divorced. In one episode, when under the effects of a love potion Endora nearly marries one of Darren's clients, without any mention being made of her needing to divorce Maurice first. The love potion in question was intended to make Samantha fall in love with her warlock ex-boyfriend and leave Darren. No mention is made of the ethical or moral ramifications of using magic to cause someone to commit adultery and breakup their current marriage. Meanwhile, most of the other witches and warlocks that appear on the show seem to be single, including all of Samantha's family.
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