The big news in season two of Bewitched
is the birth of Tabitha Stephens, the daughter of attractive witch Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery
) and her mortal ad executive husband, Darrin Stevens (Dick York
). The big event occurs in the episode titled "And Then There Were Three," originally telecast January 13, 1966. Otherwise, the status of the series' first season remains quo, with Samantha doing her best to avoid resorting to witchcraft at the request of her nervous husband, and Sam's imperious mother, Endora (Agnes Moorehead
), casting all manner of spells to make poor Darrin's life miserable. Filmed in black-and-white, the second season of Bewitched
marks the first appearance of Sam's funky, fun-loving cousin, Serena (who according to the cast credits is portrayed by one "Pandora Spocks," but who looks an awful lot like Elizabeth Montgomery). On a more somber note, this season marks the final appearance of Alice Pearce
in her Emmy-winning role as Darrin and Sam's snoopy, suspicious next-door neighbor Gladys Kravitz; the actress died on March 3, 1966.