Season 1 Episode 17

The Leak

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

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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Richard Burgi

Richard Burgi

Mike Volta

Guest Star

Lucy Davis

Lucy Davis


Guest Star

Kandyse McClure

Kandyse McClure


Guest Star

Christine Willes

Christine Willes


Recurring Role

Allison Hossack

Allison Hossack

Mrs. Oliver

Recurring Role

Ken Marino

Ken Marino


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.


    • 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."