Reaper

Season 1 Episode 11

Hungry for Fame

1
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 13, 2008 on The CW
9.1
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Sam desperately tries to stop an untalented musician when the latter tries to sell his soul to the Devil for rock star fame. Meanwhile, Sock is in for a big surprise when his mother returns from Las Vegas and announces that she is now married.

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  • Socks mom comes back from Vegas married and Sam tries to stop the devil from getting another soul.

    9.0
    So Jamie Kennedy was in this episode. I'm not really a huge fan of the guy, but he did okay in this epi. I'm glad he didn't steal to much of the other guys thunder. I thought this episode had quite a few surprises. First of all, we get to see Socks mom. I liked that we got to know a bit more about Sock that way. And the hole Andi vs. Cady-thing was awesome. Cady really freaked me out at the end when she threatened Andi that way. How can she not tell Sam that? I like that Sam stood up to the devil and tried to keep him from doing his "work".

    All in all, a prette good epi... :)moreless
  • Gets better and better

    9.2
    There is nothing major that changes from one episode to the next, but the general shape of each show is just sheer quality.



    The plot involving a flesh eating demon who must be capture is a little more dramatic than previous shows. The tension between Andi and Katie is also a good source of growing conflict for Sam to face. The real goodie here is Sam squaring up against the Devil in order to save a soul who may end up like him and selling his soul to the Devil. This guy is your standard fare talentless rockstar wannabe - who the Devil setup for the big time! Sam does a good job of saving him with a good deal of drama going on between him and Satan.



    Lets hope there are more theological and moral quandries that these two character explore. Id really like to see the stakes rise considerably, even if it shouldnt be expected in this season.



    Another good episode.moreless
  • Post-strike Reaper is turning out pretty good.

    8.0
    I don't quite remember Reaper being this good despite what most people say about this episode. I just really enjoyed how they incorporated two different problems to solve them both and possibly getting on the nerve and out-smarting the devil himself. I'm also enjoying Sock's relationship with his mom, it's working out interestingly, and with Sam's new girlfriend, I knew there was going to be some tension between Andy, Sam and her. Critics are really believing in this show, and now I'm starting to see why, I hope it improves because it has mad potential. Sock really made me laugh in this episode.moreless
  • Sam gets even more involved in the Devils affairs and Socks Mum marries an Asian Cowboy

    9.2
    This show goes from strength to strength and adds even more character development into the mix. Up until now the devil was rarely seen to do any other job but give Sam his tasks. We got the whole Jerry thing when we were introduced to his Mistress and her daughter Cady but she was a personal project and not one of the Devil's other jobs as such. In this episode we see him use this alter ego to sign an aspiring (but pretty bad) rock star wannabe and give him a stadium concert just to get him to sign his soul away. This adds nicely to the Devil's character even if it is a bit contrived and progresses Sam's opposition to him, something that has been building but hardly ever taken advantage of. I see this as a plot thread that will obviously become more later on.



    As well as the rock star plot you have other advancements in character as well, where as the soul (a cannibal) is actually relevant to Sock's problems with his mother and not exclusively just something to be caught. Speaking of which this is the first time we've actually seen Sock's relationship with his mother and it turns out he is a bit of a mommas boy. Clearly upset by her marrying an Asian cowboy and pushed out of the house he sees the cannibal's mother the way he wants his mother to be with him, therefore his reaction when the little old lady is eaten makes perfect sense. Loved the line 'I was hungry, all she had was pie'.



    On top of these 3 advancements in character you also have Josie become even more suspicious of the lads and Andi slightly sharing those suspicions. Cady is also revealed to be by her own admission a psychotic bunny boiler when she threatens Andi - but she's been through therapy, it's fine.

    Lastly, who would win a cage match between Cannibal soul and Fire soul? Answers on a postcard please.moreless
  • Ryan!

    9.3
    Cady thinks Sams gift to Andi is a present for her! Socks mom returns, marrying a cowboy named Morris! The devil trys to get a failed musician named Ryan to sign his soul over to the devil, but after an encounter with the cannibal soul and his hand getting bitten off, he decides not to do it! he also gets backtogether with Rachel, his ex. Sock trys to move back in with his mom, but he can't. The devil is dissapointed at Sam for managing to save Ryans soul, so he nearly kills Sam! woah! I liked how they were discussiong who would win in a fight between the souls they captured!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Ben: I thought you said that jurisdictional-thing always worked.
      Sock: Why do you always have to point out my flaws, Ben?

    • (Sock giving Sam the BB gun)
      Sock: I need you to get rid of this, okay?
      Cady: Sock, are you all right?
      Sock: My mom came home from Vegas today.
      Sam: You shot your mom with a BB gun?
      Sock: No, Sam, of course not. I might have shot an Asian cowboy though.
      Cady: What?
      Sock: Yeah, and I think I punched him in the eye.

    • Sock: Will you listen to this guy? Wahhh, I've got two chicks fighting over me, what am I going to do, why am I so loveable. Shut up. Enjoy it, Sam, at least try to flip it into a three-way, that's what I'd do.

    • Ben: Hey this guy Ryan's pretty lame. "This CD is for all the dreamers who dream of the rock-n-roll dream, so dream on."
      Sock: I've got to side with the Devil on this one: some people belong in Hell.

    • Sock: Hey Mom, did you see me shoot Ben in the butt?
      Ms. Wysocki: Yes I did. Good shooting, Bert, very good shot.

    • Sock: Would somebody get me a six-pack? That's what my mom would have done.

    • Sock: Sometimes if you love somebody enough, you got to let them hit rock bottom.

    • Andi: Hey, do you know where Sock is? I need him to fake a seizure.
      Sam: That is an unusual request.

    • Devil: I don't know. There's something about the sea air. You know?
      Sam: Yeah.
      Devil: Maybe it's because all of life came from the sea. It's primordial, clean, fresh, and almost entirely covers up the stench of that decomposing corpse down there.

    • Devil: If I'm hearing you correctly, you're basically calling me a morally bankrupt, evil being.
      Sam: Yes, more or less.
      Devil: Then this makes perfect sense. (shoves him off a pier)

    • Sam: Next time I buy a present for a girl, I need you to punch me in the junk. Hard.
      Sock: That's the only way I punch.
      Sam: Not now!

    • Sock: We're from downtown. Downtown branch.

    • Devil: We're talkin' about rock-n-roll, man.. The Devil's music. Comin' down the crossroads. Sell your soul for rock-and-roll, baby.

    • Devil: And you know moms. They love talkin' about their kids.
      Sam: Even when their kid's a people eater.
      Devil: Well, it's just more to talk about.

    • Devil: (to Sam) You're utterly unthreatening. When you say "Devil" it sounds kind of cute.

    • Sock: Oh sweet muscular Mary!

    • Rachel: I just don't know if I can believe you, Ryan. You told me a thousand times you were gonna give up rock-and-roll for me.
      Ryan: But now I have no feeling in four of my five fingers.
      Rachel: Really?
      Ryan: Numb.
      Rachel: Really numb?
      Ryan: Bear chomp.
      Rachel: Ahh…

    • Sam: You said you wouldn't be mad!
      Devil: No, this isn't me mad, Sam. This is me disappointed. You should see me when I'm mad. It's really something.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: July 21, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: August 29, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Sweden: January 30, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: Saturday, March 14, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: July 6, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 on 7TWO

    • Andrew Airlie and Allison Hossack receive main and opening guest star credits, despite the fact their only dialogue is "Huh?" and "Hello?", respectively. Allison Hossack isn't even visible except as a shadow in the shower.

    • Donavon Stinson is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Music:

      This Month, Day 10 (Cansei de Ser Sexy)
      Don't You Evah (Spoon)

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