Reaper

Season 1 Episode 17

The Leak

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 13, 2008 on The CW
8.6
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Episode Summary

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After realizing that the latest escaped soul keeps surfacing back to Earth, the Devil informs Sam that a leak has sprung in Hell and tells his bounty hunter to find out how the souls are escaping back to Earth.

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  • Nice twist at the end!!

    9.2
    Who would have thought it! Sam being the devil's son..!! Wow, if that is true, that is quite a twist to the story!! And then I really hope that Cady wasn't the devil's daughter... Eww... :(

    I like that Andi is part of the team now, she does a great job, and just fits right in... I can't believe the guys just send Ben off to jail, and not even try helping him out getting the money for the fine. Poor Ben. 8 days in jail is a very long time for a guy like him. Well, at least the marriage is over, and we don't have to deal with the "wife" any longer... She was just unbearable...moreless
  • Reaper just remains to be one of the most entertaining shows out there.

    7.7
    The demon in this episode was a little bit annoying and I would like to see a lot less of these type of demons. I don't know, the demon just wasn't interesting, brought nothing to the big story and didn't we just get that narcissist guy a few episodes ago? Isn't this guy somewhat similar?



    As far as Ben's situation is concerned, I'm happy they're bringing in side stories for these guys and they actually got him a pretty good one, but just one comment, how could he be so stupid? I know it's a comedy, but it ain't a sitcom.moreless
  • Sam? The Devils offspring?

    9.5
    The episode opens with Sam being sent to dinner with The dEvil and the latest soul. Sam captures the soul, but the soul escapes. Sam captures hgim, and the soul escapes yet again. Theres an immigration officer looking into Ben and Saras marriage. He proves the marriage is a lie and sara will be deported to manchester and ben will go to jail for 8 days. ben gives sara his money to bribe the officer, but she goes on the lam. Anyway, Gladys is the leak, not sending the soul to hell. The soul stabs Gladys, but she isn't dead. The devil sends Gladys to hell, sam sends the soul to hell and tony, after looking at the conttract of sams soul and seeing sam managing to convince the devil to bring Gladys back, thinks Sam is the son of the devilmoreless
  • Andi finally becomes a proper part of the main group and Ben and Sarah's Green Card marriage comes to an end (not without consequences)

    8.9
    After last weeks major, major disappointment and Andi once again being used as a victim it's refreshing to see her actually being part of the group now. Her dialogue with Sock was in particular brilliant. Their discussion about dressing up to go out on a night is so right. When she appears at the wedding appropriately dressed and gets in it's a finger up to the lads as well which was so funny.



    Finally Ben becomes an interesting character as well, his marriage now being over he's been threatened with a fine or Jail while Sarah will be deported. Why they went with Sock's idea of a photo album full of naked pictures i'll never know though. He has some of the stupidest ideas ever which make for really funny situations and as pointed out so much Ben is very Naive - who hadn't thought Sarah would make a run for it with the money, leaving Ben to go to prison (for 8 days - less than Paris Hilton). His drunken run and his snoogling up to a seemingly dead Gladys was very funny. His fro works for him as well.



    Okay, onto the soul of the week now and a pleasant surprise - a evil far more grounded in reality. Basically a serial ladies man who likes to sleep around with other's wives/girlfriends usually ending in them killing one another. The polaroid camera vessel is fun though especially with the whole non-privacy thing. I enjoyed this character as I have with the more comic and outspoken souls in the past. He actually tries to be friends with Sam as well which I can truly believe happening. Gladys just being lonely is a nice character development for her as well, although why Tony didn't recognise her I don't know, maybe it was only Steve that played raquetball with her.



    Lastly, developments for next episode seem to be far too obvious (I've been thinking that since Acid Queen) although given previous revelations being easy to figure out then will most likely turn out to be true. Nice to see the contract back and confirmation of what was ripped out by Sam's dad (who is listed in main cast so maybe he has a secret - he hasn't appeared much in the actual season). I await the finale next week.moreless
  • Even the devil realizes torture doesn't work! (note: Spoiler within)

    6.9
    "I'm starting to feel like torture isn't the way to get what you want. People just tell you what you wanna hear so that you stop pulling out their fingernails."



    Nice to see some satricial commentary on current day issues in the show. Other than that I feel like it's come back from some disappointing previous episodes.



    I like that Andi is part of the team now. They're making more of an effort to mix it up now - not as formulaic as "Get vessel, capture spirit". Having a reapeat escapee and having more of Gladys made for a more interesting show.

    And of course the silly plot twist about the devil being his dad was mildly amusing... .. (better hope his last GF was NOT the devil's daughter then!!).moreless
Richard Burgi

Richard Burgi

Mike Volta

Guest Star

Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis

Sara

Guest Star

Kandyse McClure

Kandyse McClure

Cassidy

Guest Star

Christine Willes

Christine Willes

Gladys

Recurring Role

Allison Hossack

Allison Hossack

Mrs. Oliver

Recurring Role

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Tony

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Sock: (looking at the photograph of Mike's true self) Wow, the camera really does add ten pounds. Huh.

    • Sock: Garfield.
      Ben: Heathcliff.
      Sock: Garfield.
      Ben: Heathcliff.
      Sock: My God, man, are you deaf, dumb, and blind? Garfield is by far America's favorite fat cat.
      Ben: It's a matter of taste. I find Heathcliff charming.
      Sock: I don't understand.
      Sam: Still having the great debate?
      Sock: Garfield!

    • Devil: Sit a spell. We've only ordered apps.
      Sam: Yeah, I can't. I have plans. I'm supposed to meet Andi and the guys.
      Devil: Well, then isn't it nice you don't have a choice. Now sit.

    • Mike: Do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot a man who's crying like a little girl?
      Devil: It's not that hard.

    • Sam: Well, if you hate him so much, why don't you just take care of him yourself?
      Devil: That's not my job. Me, devil. You, minion.

    • Sam: Andi, I've come to accept it. Being resigned to my stupid fate makes my life easier.

    • Sam: My girlfriend.
      Gladys: You don't look mentally defective. Do you have some sort of deformity?
      Andi: You mean like horns sticking out of my head? No.
      Gladys: I like her. Place the vessel on the mat.
      Sam: I think you got official demon approval.
      Andi: Ooh, that's going on my resume.

    • Devil: We have a mole in Hell, and I will find him. The torture train is going to be rolling downstairs until someone talks. Don't you worry.
      Sam: I'm not worried.
      Devil: Limbs will be quartered and loins will be seared. Better check your mail.

    • Ben: Naked photos in a family album, Sock?
      Sock: Yeah, Ben, that's what loving couples do, okay? Josie and I have enough photos of each other's junk to fill a library. Plus, Johnny Immigration will be so shocked he'll have no choice but to believe you guys are together.
      Sara: That makes some sense.
      Sock: Yeah, that's why I said it.

    • Devil: Yeah, it took a lot of elbow grease, a lot of limbs rent from a lot of torsos. But everybody started singing like canaries. Now Hell is sealed tight as a drum. And now, if I'm not mistaken, there's a demon about pitchfork deep in Mike's ass as we speak.
      Sam: Mike was just in my elevator.
      Devil: Not now, Winston, not now. I'm not gonna to lie to you, Sammy. I have some serious egg on my face. You know, I'm starting to feel that maybe torture isn't the way to get what you want, you know, like maybe people just tell you what you want to hear so that you stop pulling out their fingernails.

    • Ben: I feel the night air on my nipples! I'm alive! (rams into a car) I can't feel my face.

    • Sock: I'm gonna say a prayer when we do it.
      Sam: Sock, she's a demon. I don't' think she'd want prayers.
      Sock: I'm gonna sing some Sabbath when we do it.
      Andi: That'll be real nice, Sock.

    • Josie: First off, you're a complete moron to even be in this situation.
      Ben: No one disputes that I'm a moron.
      Sock: I tried to stop him, baby.
      Ben: No you didn't.
      Sock: No I didn't.

    • Andi: What, you guys couldn't even wear one of your tuxedo t-shirts. I mean, I know each one of you have one.
      Ben: Actually, there's just the one. We share.
      Sock: It's a rotation.

  • NOTES (5)

    • For this episode, Christine Willes was nominated for the 2009 Leo Award for "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series."

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: August 1, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Spain: August 4, 2008 on AXN
      Latin America: October 10, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Czech Republic: October 26, 2008 on AXN
      Norway: Saturday, April 25, 2009 on TVNorge
      Australia: June 23, 2010 on 7TWO

    • Music:

      Green Peppers (Herb Alpert, played during Devil's celebration of Mike Volta's second capture)
      Comfort Eagle (by Cake, played in bar as Gladys chugs pitchers)

    • Donovan Stinson is credited but doesn't appear. Andrew Airlie and Allison Hossack are credited as star and guest star, respectively, but neither have any dialogue.

    • Christine Willies is promoted to opening guest credit status for the first time on the show.

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Sock: My God, man, are you deaf, dumb, and blind. Garfield, is by far America's favorite fat cat.
      Referencing the fat orange lasagna-loving cartoon cat created by Jim Davis, and as of this episode holds the Guinness record for world's longest-running syndicated comic strip. It has been spun off as an animated TV series and two live-action films (with Garfield being rendered with CGI).

    • Ben: It's a matter of taste. I find Heathcliff charming.
      Referencing the other large orange cat with black stripes, created by George Gately in 1973. Heathcliff is a street smart troublemaker who doesn't speak, unlike Garfield.

    • Sock: I'm gonna sing some Sabbath when we do it.
      Referencing Black Sabbath, an English heavy metal band formed by Ozzy Ozbourne, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi. They incorporated occult and demonic lyrics into their songs.

    • Devil: I've debated Daniel Webster, and you, sir, are no Daniel Webster.
      Referencing the 1937 short story The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét. In the story, set in 1841, an unlucky New Hampshire farmer named Jabez Stone sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven years of good luck. When the Devil comes to collect, Stone is able to convince lawyer and politician Daniel Webster to argue his case. The wording of the quote is also a reference to the 1988 Vice-Presidential debate; when then-Senator Dan Quayle compared himself to former President John F. Kennedy, opponent Senator Lloyd Bentsen replied, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy; I knew Jack Kennedy; Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

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