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Season 1 Episode 9

Ashes to Ashes

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 27, 2007 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Ben's mother and grandmother stop by the Work Bench for some supplies for their family reunion. However, things go sour when the grandmother accuses Sam of being evil and calls him Diablo. Meanwhile, Sam meets a lady who has been the Devil's girlfriend for over twenty years and wonders if it's a good idea to give her suggestions on her love life.moreless

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  • Sam discovers something new about the Devil!!

    So who knew that the devil had a mistress called Mimi, and might possibly be the father of her child...?!? Very funny stuff, I just loved when Sock was dancing with her on the floor, until he freaked out... :) Poor woman, she just doesn't have a clue... :)

    I liked that Ben finally confronted Andi about Sam, and how she feels about him. Allthough it might be too late for Andi. Sam sure did seem to find he devils love-child very interesting... ;) It's good that he is finally trying to forget about Andi, that storyline has been a bit slow over the last epis, but now it really looks promising...!! ;)moreless
  • Just love the change of pace from this show

    Another great installment from a class show. Never trying to be anything other than what it is - low brow entertainment!

    This episode works particularly well because the focus is more on the spirit and a good portion of the tv "devil" and his private life. Again, the plot is well concieved, hidden behind what we seen on screen. In this case the so-called girlfriend of the "devil". She is actually the target that will get Sam into contact with his target. Shes a real hottie too!

    Furthermore a well placed break from Andie means we dont see virtually any of her in this episode (not welcomed) and her constant moaning (which is welcomed)! The grandma angle puts polish on the whole episode.

    With a bad ash monster to deal with and a nice little hook to watch the next episode, when Sam findsout that the "devils" ex has a daughter - it really is an almost perfect episode to watch.

    Just beautiful!moreless
  • the next episode, involving a soul thats a spirit.

    Sam is upset over the fact that Andi and him are only friends. The next spiritisa soul who kills people with the Ashes of those who have been cremated. The devil sends Sam to do some handyman work at a womans house (shes dating the devil) Sam, sock and Ben gets all of the ashes of the people on the hit list and then go to Bens family party where his grandmother stabs Sam in the hand and calls him "El Diablo". They then capture the spirit in a hoover who then merges with all of the ashes, they then capture him withn the vessel. also, the devil could have a daughtermoreless
  • funnny...

    Sam has to fix appliances at a lady's house and this lady apparently has the devil as her boyfriend. Interesting. Sam has to capture a spirit that is invisible and is out to get all of the families that had someone cremated at his funeral home. In the end, the spirit went to the devil's girlfriend's house to kill her, but Sam stops him. Oh, then the lady breaks up with the devil and we find out that she has a daughter. Interesting. Oh, the grandmother was halarious. Overall, good story, funny, character development and introductions and another good episode of Reaper.moreless
  • The devil has a soul?

    This was an interesting episode. The Devil has a girlfriend and even - maybe a child? Mimi is off to NM with a daughter that could be the child of the Devil. The Devil is more explained in this episode. It was nice getting to know him a bit more. There was some hilarity with Socks and crew and the man they were hunting down to return to Hell. I laughed and am glad to see this show is getting better and better with each new episode. Here's hoping for another season pick up and full season this year - hopefully!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Vessel: Hair dryer

    • At 19 minutes into the show, when Sock, Sam, and Ben, throw the ashes into the trunk, the sound effect is that of the trunk slamming shut, but if you watch the trunk, you will see it slowly settle into place.

    • Even though Sam was stabbed in his right hand by Ben's grandmother, his left hand was bandaged before entering the house of the Devil's girlfriend. Later scenes will correctly show his right hand to be bandaged.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Sock: We caught your ashes's ass man, we've caught your ass, yeah!
      Sam: Can you not taunt the soul, let's just get to the center and find the vessel.

    • Sock: So what now, boys? Mom's still in Vegas, I got the car for another two days, I say we pour a bottle of tequila in my face.

    • Sock: (referring to Andi) You need to ask her out again, and again, and again. All right? You need to be persistent, like the ocean. Little waves of Sam crashing on the shores of Andi until she gradually wears down.
      Sam: Or she gets a restraining order.

    • Devil: I need you to go handle some plumbing.
      Sam: What, so now I'm your handy man? That's not part of the deal.
      Devil: Actually it is. I own you, Sam. If I ask you to take out the garbage in Hell, that's what you'll do.

    • Sock: You know, if I was the Dark Lord, I would do the exact same thing. I'd have a mistress in every continent on the planet.
      Sam: He probably does.
      Sock: He probably does, doesn't he?
      Sam: Mm-hmm.
      Sock: God he's living the dream. I want to be the Prince of Darkness. No, uh, no, what's below Prince?
      Ben: Uh, Duke.
      Sock: Duke. I want to be the Duke of Darkness. Maybe could you talk to him for me, set up a little internship, or…?
      Sam: No.
      Sock: Not even a chance?
      Sam: No.

    • Andi: You guys must have done something enormously horrendous to get food court duty.
      Sock: Oh, yeah. Some idiot posted a picture and profile of Ted on a bi-curious website. He totally blamed us.
      Andi: Huh. You do it?
      Ben: Of course.
      Andi: Nice.

    • Sock: She's acting like a dude. You know, anything gets too emotional or too hard, you just ignore it, right? Eventually it'll go away. Which makes Andi even more perfect, if that's possible. (Sam glares) Except for the part where she ripped your heart out and stomped on it. That was rude and lame.

    • Sock: I get it, I know what you're doing. You're acting like a chick.
      Sam: Shut… shut up!
      Sock: Oh, no, I will not shut up. You are acting like a chick and she is acting like a dude. That is so sad, Sam. I don't know whether to hug you or kill you out of mercy.

    • Sam: Why do you have to do that?
      Devil: Well, it's kind of in my nature. You know, "Supreme Spirit of Evil" and all that?
      Sam: Yeah, kind of like your nature to be an "a" hole.
      Devil: Oh, that's beneath you, Sam. You know names hurt.

    • Devil: (at a funeral) I enjoy spending time at these… ceremonies.
      Sam: Right.
      Devil: Yes, people start asking questions. "Why would God do this?" "Is there even a God?" I like to be here and try and provide some answers.

    • Sock: Oh man, the Devil and I have the exact same taste in women. Is she really flexible, too?

    • Ben: Excuse me, but I'm not ashamed of my family in any way, okay? They're not the ones that embarrass me.
      Sock: And what are you embarrassed by, Ben, huh? Oh my god, can you believe I pulled that out of my head?
      Sam: Wait a second. Are you ashamed of Sock?
      Ben: Half right.

    • Sock: No, no, nothing is impossible. Illegal, yeah, stupid, most definitely, but not impossible.

    • Devil: I made no promises. My conscience is clear.
      Sam: You don't have a conscience.
      Devil: Oh yeah, that's right, what a break.

    • Sock: We got presents! Look. Bought your grandmother a book. It's in Spanish.
      Ben: It's French.
      Sock: What? Oh. Well, you know, it's never too late to learn a new language.

    • Sam: I think you really cared about her.
      Devil: Want to see how much I cared about her? (snaps fingers) She's dead.
      Sam: What?
      Devil: That's right. With the snap of my fingers, Mimi just got hit by a bus. Gruesome. Can't tell her from the pavement. And that's on you, buddy.
      Sam: You sick son of a…
      Devil: Oh, calm down, hero. I'm screwing with you. Mimi's fine. (chuckles)

    • Sock: This Satan's trying to get you to hook you up with his daughter, you know, I bet she wants your man seed.
      Sam: What? No.
      Sock: Yeah, sure, think about it. You knock her up, right, the Devil has a little Sam baby running around catching souls for him when he grows up. After, you know, you kick. (Sam glares) Which I hope will not be for a very long time.

    • Ben: The Devil has a child. You know, I never thought the Devil had genitals.
      Sock: What, like a Ken doll?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: July 17, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: August 15, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Sweden: January 16, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: Saturday, February 28, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: Monday, June 22, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 on 7TWO

    • Music:

      Tummy Tum Tum by the Dollyrots
      Beautiful People by Alex Painter
      Caliente by 2K
      It's Over by Earl Greyhound
      No Reason by All Night Chemists
      Talk To Me by Mink

    • Donovan Stinson and Valarie Rae Miller are credited but don't appear.


    • Devil: Where on Earth would she get those ideas, Dr. Phil?
      Dr. Phil, or Dr. Phil McGraw, is a psychologist who became famous by being on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since 2001 he has had his own TV how, called Dr. Phil.

    • Cady: Except for the part with the vampire bats...
      Jessica Stroup (Cady) was in a made-for-TV movie called Vampire Bats, on CBS on October 30, 2005 for Halloween that year.