Season 1 Episode 8

The Cop

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2007 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Sam gets a reward from the Devil for a job well done... but finds that he's being set up for murder. Meanwhile, Sock becomes obsessed with Gladys the DMV demon.

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  • Another great epi!!

    I really liked this episode. The part where Sock actually sympathizes with Gladys was hilarious. I loved that she got back at him with naughty dreams about them being together... :)

    I liked that Sam finally seemed to have some reaction to Greg, who by the way was a total douchebag. I'm glad that Andi finally broke things off with him, and it kinda seems like she is considering Sam a bit... Let's hope so. The story about the soul was really great, but I'm still not too sure about the bird-tattoo, what did that do? I thought there was a lesson in the apparant suicide of the policeman. The devil says that he can decide at any time to kill the souls he owns... Remember that, Sam!moreless
  • the cop, the killer and sam

    Sam is given the dog of the month award at the work bench, so he has to clean the gum from the inside of the bin. he then gets sent to a dinner with the devil and gets info on the next escaped soul and a watch. the killer then kills a judge after he killed the lawyer in his case. hes gonna kill the attorney but sam shocks the attorney. *d'oh* he is thought to be the killer. the killer strikes while sams with the cop. sam captures him, but the cop is about to kill sam to make him seem the killer, but the devil kills him. yay!moreless
  • funny...

    This was the first episode of the show that I watched, and, I must say, I love it. The devil rewarded Sam for a job well done, but basically framed him. In the end, the devil wanted to kill a cop that he made a deal with. The soul in this episode was a creapy murderer that wanted to get revenge on the ones that killed him. The cop made a pact with the devil saying that he would become famous and the devil did his part and killed him after five years. Overall, this episode had a great story and it was pretty funny also. Oh, the Gladys thing was halarious. HALARIOUS! Overall, good episode.moreless
  • By far the best episode of the season!

    What a great episode, I have seen every episode and while the potential to be great has always been there, sometimes the show doesn't live up. This time however, the show hits a homerun with the great writing, solid storyline and great performances by the cast. For those that follow the series the story is the same, a dead soul has escaped from hell and its Sam's job to return him. The difference in this episode is we get some nice continuation of Andy and Sam's relationship, Socks decides to become obsessed with Gladys with hilarious results, and the interaction between the Devil and Sam are the best yet. This is the episode that sets the standard for the series and now that I have seen what this show is capable of, I am really ticked off that the writers strike will cut this great series short. GREAT EPISODE!!moreless
  • Really Good!

    This episode was excellent. With the whole cop wanting to be a hero thing was a nice twist. The only thing i don't like slightly was that the "demon" used fire powers. The demon in the pilot used fire powers. In the other episodes the demons and what they did and there powers were unique. I thought it was kind of silly. But thats a really small thing. I liked it when Sam got to hit the devil with the baseball bat and how the devil said "It was honorably for you to not go for the crotch" that made me laugh. I thought that the sub plot was really good and interesting. This episode was really awesome and i hope that they continue to raise the barmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Vessel: a taser gun

    • When Sam turns off his clock's alarm, its time changes from 8:00am to 6:66 (in red letters). The seconds, however, continue counting normally, going from 50, to 51, 52, 53, 54 while the clock is onscreen. 666 is, of course, the "number of the beast" from Revelations 13:18.

  • QUOTES (16)

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: July 16, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: August 8, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Sweden: January 9, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Norway: Saturday, February 21, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: Monday, June 15, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 on 7TWO

    • Music:

      Finish Line by Third Grade Haters
      My Place BBQ by Diplomats of Solid Sound
      Poor Things by The Boggs

    • Andrew Airlie is credited but doesn't appear.


    • Get Out of Hell Free
      The "Get Out of Hell Free" card Sam receives at the end of the episode is a parody of the "Get Out of Jail Free" card used in the board game Monopoly. The game features two such cards (one under "Chance," one under "Community Chest"), and they may be kept until used or sold. If you look closely, Sam's card is a "Chance" card.

    • The Devil: Come on, go all Barry Bonds on my ass.
      The Devil is referring to Barry Bonds who is a Major League baseball player who got indicted for his alleged use of steroids in 2007.

    • The Devil: What do you think? Quoting Hamlet too cliche?
      He is referring to Hamlet a play written By William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601. It is often referred to as the bloodiest and most violent of all his plays. The Devil quotes from it very often.