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New book gives some closure for “Bewitched’’ fans

Adam-Michael James has novelized a two-part episode of “Bewitched’’ entitled, “I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin’’. It will be launched at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Adam-Michael James has novelized a two-part episode of “Bewitched’’ entitled, “I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin’’. It will be launched at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Author Adam-Michael James is giving “Bewitched’’ fans some closure 45 years after the TV show went off the air.

In conjunction with the Bookmark in Charlottetown, James will launch his book, “I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin’’ at the Confederation Centre on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

Attendees will watch the show’s last episode to set the tone for James’ reading from his book and are encouraged to dress in styles of the early 1970’s to celebrate the period.

In the show’s original 1964-1972 run, the tale of witch Samantha Stephens and her mortal husband, Darrin, ended on what might be called a regular episiode since series finales were not the norm for long-running shows like they are today. James aims to give “Bewitched’’ fans the closure they’ve sought all this time.

Expanding on a concept created in James’ previous work, “The Bewitched Continuum’’, which explores consistencies and inconsistencies in the show’s overall storyline, James introduces a novelized two-part episode that takes place a week after the show’s final first-run installment in 1972. He brings back favourite characters, creates backstories for the Stephens family and builds on the show’s messages of equality and acceptance.

In the story, Darrin gets a long-awaited promotion but during a party Samantha throws for him, she is forced to out herself as a witch to explain a magical mishap to her mortal guests, pitting her against the almighty Witches Council in a high-stakes fight for her family.

For more details on the book launch’s time and place, visit www.facebook.com/bwcontinuum.

 

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