Reaper

Season 1 Episode 6

Leon

2
Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 2007 on The CW
9.1
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Episode Summary

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Sam discovers that demons don’t work on Halloween. Unfortunately, a depressed Devil decides to make Sam’s assignment even harder to cheer himself up. Sam and Sock capture one soul, Leon, an escapee who killed someone over a hundred years ago, but before Sam can return him Leon tries to convince them that he's changed. The Devil then sends Sam to recapture a second soul, a serial killer who plans on starting a new murder spree.moreless

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  • Finally, the story changes a bit... :)

    9.5
    I really liked this epi. I liked that the writers finally tried out something new. We don't actually get to see the chase of the first soul, just when they catch it. I loved it! And when they can't send it back to hell, because all hell has a few days off because of Halloween(!)Sock befriends the soul... Hilarious... ;)

    I like the hole arguing thing in this episode; Andi and Sam, Sam and Sock. It seems that Sam changes a bit in this episode and gets more confidence. Maybe it's the talk he had with Sock about the pumpkin-costume... :) But Sam finally stands up to Andi, and she forgives him, and he sort off stands up to the Devil, who seems really surprised... Who would have known that Sam would be the Devil's favourite worker..? ;)

    Keep it up!moreless
  • lol! pumpkin sam

    9.3
    i liked this episode! leon who killed president mckinley has escaped from hell and is going round killing. sam captures him! in a snow globe. another killer comes along called the butcher. satans dog even helps sam. hes awesome. satans dog helps defeat the butcher after leon decides to become a r e t a r d and stuffs sam and sock in a cellar with the butcher. the get the butcher in a meat thermometer. and they also get leon in his snow globe after sock lets him out, while hes in rehab. good episode. nice to see a little history in the show.moreless
  • I absolutely adored it!

    10
    I just got around to watching this on my DVR ('cause my Tuesday night allegiance lies with House; he was there first) and if I hadn't already been watching this show, this episode would have had me hooked!! First of all, I just loved the Sam/Andi plotline. I think the writers tackled a real relationship extremely well. Just like in real life, no one wants to stay mad at their friends, and Andi's forgiveness of Sam's mistake is a perfect example of how little things should never ruin a perfectly good relationship. While I have my doubts of those two ever getting together (Sam's just never gonna get the opportunity to tell Andi what's really going on, plus it would totally be jumping the shark if they got together this early on in the show) this shows that Andi was at one point, more than just a love interest and a really solid friend.



    On a similar note, the dynamic relationship between Sam and Sock was also tackled in a really relatable way. We really got a taste of just how close the two are, and perhaps how long they may have known each other. It makes me feel bad for Ben, who often gets hurt but never seems to share in these really touching male bonding moments. Either way, what Sock was prepared to do for Sam when the two were threatened by Leon was incredibly sweet and loyal.



    I also LOVED how the devil hated Halloween. It threw me for a loop at first, but when he explained that all of his demon employees had off on the holiday, I thought it was supremely clever and funny. It makes sense that all of his employees would have the holiday off and cause a whole mess of mayhem and I think it was a smart little bit of the Devil's character development.



    Lastly, I gotta give props for casting Patton Oswalt as Leon. I'm already a huge fan of his, but his manner of speech and quirks made him absolutely perfect for this role. Hopefully, in the future, we could see more guest stars like him, experienced and just really funny.



    Anyway, loved this episode hardcore and hope to see many more like it. Hands down my favorite episode!!moreless
  • I love Halloween episodes.

    9.0
    As I said above, I love Halloween episodes, and this one especially. I love the take from the Devil on why this is the one day a year he gives everyone the day off in hell, and that he really hates this day. A day we all assume the Devil would love. I guess Christmas is his favourite day of the year. Eventhough Leon was a demon, he was funny and helpful, in a weird way I guess. I loved that Sock took him everywhere and partied with him. I was hoping that Leon would tell Andi what Sam really is. But no, another week of dumb Andi.moreless
  • Two souls this week, kinda' fresh and new.

    7.9
    Well, two souls this week, the show I guess is changing, not that well, but it is still changing.



    The show starts with the gang taking down a soul quickly, but when Gladys is nowhere to be found, they end up having to hold on to the soul for awhile The soul proved to be both a burden and help, but it really is hard to say which it was mostly.



    It is also Halloween, and their second soul is one sick soul. They call him the butcher and he is one creep SOB. Andi and Sam aren't getting any better, which is a shame because the two of them seem really good together.



    Episode Quote:

    Ted: You're not going to be the pumpkin, Sock.

    Sock: Racist.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Sam: Sock, we almost got killed.
      Sock: Whatever, we've almost been killed way worse than that.

    • Sock: Look, I think I'm gonna hide it in Ted's private bathroom so he thinks the toilet's talking to him. What do you think?
      Sam: No, we are not doing that.
      Leon: I'll do that.

    • Sam: Sock, stop messing with the vessel.
      Sock: Shh, shh! Okay, do it!
      Leon: Uh... what do you want me to say?
      Sock: It talks!

    • Leon: I want you guys to know. I've worked very hard on my psychological health, so what I'm about to do is very difficult for me. It's really going to hurt my heart. There's no freaking way I'm going back to Hell.

    • Sam: Wow, I'm not usually a morning person but I kind of like knocking a soul off first thing.

    • Ted: You're not going to be the pumpkin, Sock.
      Sock: Racist.

    • The Devil: Holidays always depress me.
      Sam: Holidays? What? Halloween? I thought you'd love this time of year.
      The Devil: I detest it with every fiber of my being. Back when it was the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, now that… that was a holiday. Dead rising from their graves, damaging crops, causing trouble. Good times.
      Sam: But now you hate it.
      The Devil: It's the commercialization of evil. the one day when not a soul on Earth fears me, or even believes in me. I become a party gag. A plastic mask.
      Sam: It's only one day out of the year.
      The Devil: Are you trying to make me feel better, Sam?
      Sam: Yeah, I guess I am.

    • Leon: Tell me about your childhood.
      Sam: My parents sold my soul to the Devil.
      Leon: So, oohh, well… that's some abandonment and betrayal. And I'm gonna guess there was a lot of bedwetting.

    • Sock: "The Butcher"? That's a pretty good name. Yeah. If I was a serial killer I'd want my name to be something more effective, like Murder Man or Killbot.

    • Leon: So, Ted hears my voice coming out of the toilet, and he says, "God is that you." And I said, "Yes, Ted, this is God, and I've got Abraham Lincoln with me, and we both think you're an enormous douche bag." And then he started crying, going, "Ooh, ooh, Honest Abe, please forgive me."

    • Devil: (seeing Sam naked) Oh, please with the modesty. I'm like a doctor, Sam. It all looks like raw meat to me.

    • Devil: Sam, if I can impart to you one piece of knowledge, just one kernel of truth that I've gleaned over the entirety of my existence, it would be this. Betrayal is the defining trait of humanity. Your friends will always let you down. The girl will always leave.
      Sam: That's not true.
      Devil: Yes it is. And your so-called friends have proven my point. You know, you're not angry at Leon. You're just upset because you're realizing the weakness of your species. The most untrustworthy, unreliable creatures on this Earth. (pause) Except for bears.

    • Devil: You know, in a way, I'm the most trustworthy person you know. And that's just sad.

    • Sock: I'm really glad you didn't get eaten by the dog monster.
      Sam: I'm really glad you didn't get eaten too.

    • Leon: I'm sorry. I didn't… I didn't really want to blow your face off.
      Sock: No problem. I did really want to break your wrist though. Still might.

    • Devil: Sam, I invented therapy. Okay? So that the wicked could justify their actions.
      Sam: I'm starting to be able to figure out when you're lying as well.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: Thursday, July 10, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Denmark: Monday, July 14, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: Friday July 25, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Norway: Saturday, February 7, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: Monday, May 25, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 on 7TWO

    • Music:

      Hello by Black Bunny
      Next to Argyle by Scissors For Lefty
      Soul Bucket by The Civil Tones
      Talking, Talking by New Young Pony Club

    • Andrew Airlie and Valarie Rae Miller are credited but don't appear.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Devil: The most untrustworthy, unreliable creatures on this Earth. Except for bears.
      A reference to The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) where bears are often declared as the number-one threat to America.

    • Costume
      Ted dresses up for Halloween as Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Pirates of the Caribbean.

    • Leon
      Leon is Leon Czolgosz, the man who assassinated William McKinley in September 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. He was executed two months later.

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