Reaper

The Leak

Season 1, Ep 17, Aired 5/13/08
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  • Episode Description
  • After realizing that the latest escaped soul keeps surfacing back to Earth, the Devil informs Sam that a leak has sprung in Hell and tells his bounty hunter to find out how the souls are escaping back to Earth.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bret Harrison

    Sam Oliver

  • Ray Wise

    The Devil

  • John Fortenberry

  • Chris Dingess

  • Richard Burgi

    Mike Volta

  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Nice twist at the end!!

    By nofeartina, Jul 11, 2008

  • Reaper just remains to be one of the most entertaining shows out there.

    By krazy4crack, Jun 06, 2008

  • Sam? The Devils offspring?

    By exterminator25, May 30, 2008

  • Andi finally becomes a proper part of the main group and Ben and Sarah's Green Card marriage comes to an end (not without consequences)

    By AegisAtreyu, May 29, 2008

  • Even the devil realizes torture doesn't work! (note: Spoiler within)

    By kyravon, May 20, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Sock: (looking at the photograph of Mike's true self) Wow, the camera really does add ten pounds. Huh.

    • Sock: Garfield.
      Ben: Heathcliff.
      Sock: Garfield.
      Ben: Heathcliff.
      Sock: My God, man, are you deaf, dumb, and blind? Garfield is by far America's favorite fat cat.
      Ben: It's a matter of taste. I find Heathcliff charming.
      Sock: I don't understand.
      Sam: Still having the great debate?
      Sock: Garfield!

    • Devil: Sit a spell. We've only ordered apps. Sam: Yeah, I can't. I have plans. I'm supposed to meet Andi and the guys. Devil: Well, then isn't it nice you don't have a choice. Now sit.

    • Mike: Do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot a man who's crying like a little girl? Devil: It's not that hard.

    • Sam: Well, if you hate him so much, why don't you just take care of him yourself? Devil: That's not my job. Me, devil. You, minion.

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    Notes (5)

    • For this episode, Christine Willes was nominated for the 2009 Leo Award for "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series."

    • International Airdates: Denmark: August 1, 2008 on Kanal 5 Spain: August 4, 2008 on AXN Latin America: October 10, 2008 on Universal Channel Czech Republic: October 26, 2008 on AXN Norway: Saturday, April 25, 2009 on TVNorge Australia: June 23, 2010 on 7TWO

    • Music: Green Peppers (Herb Alpert, played during Devil's celebration of Mike Volta's second capture) Comfort Eagle (by Cake, played in bar as Gladys chugs pitchers)

    • Donovan Stinson is credited but doesn't appear. Andrew Airlie and Allison Hossack are credited as star and guest star, respectively, but neither have any dialogue.

    • Christine Willies is promoted to opening guest credit status for the first time on the show.

    Trivia (1)

    • Vessel: A Polaroid instant camera

    Allusions (4)

    • Sock: My God, man, are you deaf, dumb, and blind. Garfield, is by far America's favorite fat cat. Referencing the fat orange lasagna-loving cartoon cat created by Jim Davis, and as of this episode holds the Guinness record for world's longest-running syndicated comic strip. It has been spun off as an animated TV series and two live-action films (with Garfield being rendered with CGI).

    • Ben: It's a matter of taste. I find Heathcliff charming. Referencing the other large orange cat with black stripes, created by George Gately in 1973. Heathcliff is a street smart troublemaker who doesn't speak, unlike Garfield.

    • Sock: I'm gonna sing some Sabbath when we do it. Referencing Black Sabbath, an English heavy metal band formed by Ozzy Ozbourne, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi. They incorporated occult and demonic lyrics into their songs.

    • Devil: I've debated Daniel Webster, and you, sir, are no Daniel Webster.
      Referencing the 1937 short story The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét. In the story, set in 1841, an unlucky New Hampshire farmer named Jabez Stone sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven years of good luck. When the Devil comes to collect, Stone is able to convince lawyer and politician Daniel Webster to argue his case. The wording of the quote is also a reference to the 1988 Vice-Presidential debate; when then-Senator Dan Quayle compared himself to former President John F. Kennedy, opponent Senator Lloyd Bentsen replied, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy; I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

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