Reaper

Season 2 Episode 12

Business Casualty

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 19, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Sam ends up working for a company run by the Devil that handles the corruption of souls. When Mr. Oliver contacts Sam from Hell and tells him he has the information he needs to break his contract with the Devil, the gang decides to use the company's Hell portal to get Nina through to obtain the information. Meanwhile, Sock tries to date a demon who has the ability to be anything he desires.moreless

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  • Evil Inc.

    8.0
    This was a different direction for the show, with more social commentary than usual. Personally, I thought it was hilarious - if corporations are people designed to behave as sociopaths, then isn't the ideal company one run by the devil, its sole purpose tempting employees to sin their way to the top? And in this case, the exclusive 35th floor is actually a portal to hell. Loved the demon 'stockbrokers' climbing around on chalkboards and yelling into white telephones... sad to hear that the show might be ending (say it ain't so!), as this episode was one of the best yet.moreless
  • not the strongest ep - lacking the crazy humor that usually makes this show a delight. Reaper minus funny = silly/boring

    7.0
    This episode seemed a bit of a mish mash. The devil's company run by demons seemed really contrived and silly. The elevator to hell, the text messages from Sam's dad from the third circle to hell, the demons working to get people to commit sins...sigh it all seemed immature and silly. the show is always immature and silly but most episodes it has something special that just lets it get away with it and makes it quite funny. i guess what i'm realizing is that this is not one of the funnier ones, and, when it's not funny, all you're left with is this silly stuff. A big part of 'is it funny' is whether Sock's lines come off funny and this time the sock stuff fell pretty flat I thought. I hope that the season (series)finale is just fabulous and laugh out loud funny so that it leaves us with good memories of the show.moreless
  • The Devil gets Sam a corporate gig. Nina introduces a Demon girl to Sock on a blind date. Finally Nina goes to retrieve a message from Sam's Dad in Hell.

    9.0
    Reaper bounces back with a sort of strange episode where Sam joins the ranks of corporate business. The only problem is we never really find out what he is suppose to do other than corrupt people in general. It seems the main purpose is to get a gold key card that gets you to the 75th floor where all the good stuff goes on. We never ever find out what the corporation does though.



    The Devil explains that corporations are like individuals with the same rights and with none of the moral restraints!



    Sock is not to impressed with the tomboyish Demon girl Nina sets him up with and proceeds to be Sock in general. The Demon girl pulls a fast one on him which is pretty fun. We'll see if this goes anywhere.



    Meanwhile Sam must find a portal from Hell so someone can go get his father out of Hell. When he mistakenly is taken for homicidal maniac by his boss he gets promoted and receives a key card. Low and behold, a portal to Hell. Nina gets talked into going and the ending may have a direct results on next weeks season finale.



    You know I was wondering about the see all know all way the Devil usually is and why does Sam think he is going to pull one over on his father. You'd think by now he would try something else. Well we'll see next week for ourselves.



    Great news this week that Reaper may be picked up in syndication by its production team ABC Television and be sold to local independents and CW affiliates for a Sunday night showing now that CW has abandoned Sundays. Cross your fingers that it happens. Thanks for reading...moreless
Tyler Labine

Tyler Labine

Bert "Sock" Wysocki

Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Benjamin "Ben" Gonzalez

Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym

Andi Prendergast

Ray Wise

Ray Wise

The Devil

Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison

Samuel "Sam" Oliver

Catherine Reitman

Catherine Reitman

Maggie

Guest Star

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison

Walter Randall

Guest Star

Lisa Marie Caruk

Lisa Marie Caruk

Avery

Guest Star

Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade

Nina

Recurring Role

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Tony

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Devil: Did you know, beginning in the late 19th century, corporations were granted all the rights of the individual, but none of the annoying responsibilities. They lack, almost by design, any kind of moral compass, conscience, or compassion. Basically, corporations are a way to enact sociopathic behavior on a grand scale. In short, they're what makes this country so damn great.

    • Ben: Sock and I usually give each other haircuts.
      Sock: Usually? Did you say usually, Ben? Usually? Lest you forget that we have been cutting each other's hair for six years, Ben. Six long, wonderful, funky-fresh years of bowl cuts and corn rows and fades and high tights and many, many, many more. You name it. And then I come home to this, so yeah, yeah, something's wrong.
      Ben: Man, you need a girlfriend.

    • Sam: Is he dead?
      Devil: Well, that poor bastard just dropped 59 floors. Nah, he's probably fine.

    • Devil: My tailor died.
      Sam: Oh, well, I'm sorry.
      Devil: Eighty-one years I was with Lou. He knew how to make a suit drip off a man. Sweet Louie. I'm going to need some new blood, pronto.
      Sam: Don't you always wear the same suit?
      Devil: I change three times a day, kiddo. This is my afternoon suit.

    • Sam: What the hell was that?!?
      Devil: Oh, that is a portal to the home office.
      Sam: That's a portal to Hell?
      Devil: No, it's a portal to Secaucus.

    • Nina: Okay, look. I was really wild when I lived there, okay? And I don't want to slip back into some old , negative habits, like maiming and torturing and impaling. Oh, my God, you guys, it's like spring break! If you're a demon.
      Ben: But you're different now, right?
      Nina: Absolutely. In theory. The thing is, I've done a lot of personal development and detoxing in order to stop craving the sounds of people in agony.
      Ben: She's more of a Stevie Wonder fan now.

    • Ben: Now my first idea combines a hotel and a retail mall, all underwater. I give you Bentopia.
      Sam: Why is it underwater?
      Ben: Ah, 360 degree ocean views, man.
      Sam: It's... right. Okay. Do you have anything that isn't underwater.
      Ben: I'm sorry, I think they all are.

    • Randall: I'm impressed.
      Sam: I would never... what?
      Randall: I have seen some ruthless stunts in my days. Not many capital offenses, though. Even the best business schools don't breed that kind of bloodlust.
      Sam: Thank you?
      Randall: Sam Oliver, you are the total package. guts, determination, sociopathic tendencies. Welcome to the executive ranks, my friend.

    • Ben: As soon as you get back, I'm going to draw you a nice bath and give you a long-ass foot massage.
      Nina: You will? That sounds amazing. Maybe you could get in the bath with me!
      Ben: Honey, I would, but it's a one-person tub, and I don't want to cramp you in there.
      Nina: I wouldn't mind.
      Ben: I know, but then there's the issue of dirty bathwater, and if we're both in there then we're only semi-clean and nobody wants that..
      Nina: Yeah, you're right. Oh, maybe we could take a shower together. That eliminates the dirty water scenario.
      Ben: Yeah, that's a great idea, shower. Well, there's just one caveat, baby? I don't like to stand when I'm naked.
      Nina: You sit in the shower, babe?
      Ben: Well, I sit or squat, yeah.
      Nina: Okay. Then when I get back, we'll squat in the shower together.
      Ben: Okay. What, you've never said goodbye to your girlfriend before?

    • Devil: I need to get my old tailor back.
      Sam: I thought he was dead.
      Devil: Semantics. Don't worry about it.

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