Reaper

Season 2 Episode 11

To Sprong, With Love

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 12, 2009 on The CW
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Sam, Sock, and Andi go after their old high school teacher, Mr. Sprong, assuming he is the current soul they are trying to catch. The only problem? Mr. Sprong is still alive, and none too happy when the boys take him hostage to try to convince him not to press charges.moreless

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  • Great Show and Going Strong!

    9.0
    I love Reaper. Its mix of drama, action, romance, a bit of sci-fi, and comedy is the perfect blend for a good show. In this episode Sam is employed yet again to capture an escaped soul. But in the process, they attack the victim(Mr. Sprong).

    The vessel in this episodes name is Jordy, an old student of Sprong's. He is hinted to have invisibility, but it also seems to be a form of short-range teleportation. The vessels to capture him is a wooden mallet.

    The most funniest moment was when the old lady in the hammer suit was attacking Wrenchy Bench(Sock in costume).

    This episode is a must watch.moreless
  • This episode kind of coasts along but continues to entertain well in the process

    8.5
    To Sprong, With LoveThis episode entertains but coasts a bit ...Continue »



    This was kind of a filler episode. Nina getting hit on by all the sleazy male demons because she is in heat was so-so funny. Ben trying to defend her honour was less funny though. By the time he had his suit of armour on, I'd tuned out of that story line. Like Andi, the Ben character is a bit of a weak link - which is in stark contrast to Nina as that actress is great at comedy. The twisted toxic high school teacher Mr. Sprong premis was pretty funny - who hasn't had a teacher like that at some point in their lives? Still the whole thing puts them on a slippery moral slope - kidnapping, the eagerness with which Sam was originally willing to dispatch Sprong back to hell when thinking he was a soul, hitting a non-soul with a mallet and drawing blood - and, ultimately setting the guy up for a nervous breakdown. Lots of grey area there!!



    Entertaining though, and, sigh, I'll remember this show fondly when it's gone, which soon it surely will be. My Favourite scene:

    -The Devil selling engagement rings - priceless!moreless
  • Sam is tasked with capturing his former Biology teacher from high school Mr. Sprong. Nina goes into heat and Ben is fending off horny male Demons hot for his girlfriend. Sock is the new Work Bench mascot and Ted is now the interim manager.moreless

    8.0
    Sam thought he was tasked with capturing Mr. Sprong but actually it is another student who wants to kill Mr. Sprong. Sam just assumed and never read the file. Of course the Devil didn't try to correct him.



    Demons are hitting on Nina as if Ben isn't even there. I guess this goes on once a year and as she puts it she has been going through this for centuries. Sock gets talked into dressing like a wrench and being the Work Bench's mascot. The highlight of this foray is the battle between the little old women in the Bargain Bench Hammer costume and Sock in the Wrench costume. Eventually a cease and desist order is put against the Work Bench and their new mascot because it is too similar to the Bargain Bench's.



    Sam and the gang kidnap Mr. Sprong and tie him up at their house when it becomes apparent he is not the target. Everyone takes turns guarding him. Finally the escaped soul comes after him and grabs Andy, but Sam has given the vessel to Mr. Sprong and he captures the soul when he tries to kill him. Mr. Sprong then escapes and when he tries to alert the police they think he has flipped out and check on the gang to make sure they are alright.



    Ben dresses in an armor costume designed by Sock to battle the demon that is chasing Nina. Nina is so proud of Ben she hugs him. Everything is going fine as Ben is holding his own against the demon in the fight when the demon tries to mate with him because some of Nina's pheromones had rubbed off on Ben when she hugged him. He manages to survive although his dignity has been a little tarnished.



    Mr. Sprong had said they were all losers like he predicted but in a final scene they realize that each of them has accomplished something important and raise their glasses of brew to each other.



    Generally the episodes this year have been pretty good. I personally think this was the worst of the season. They all have been well written but this episode seemed as if a lot of them were going through the motions. Hopefully next weeks season and show finale will be give the show a great send off. I think this may be the only show that is being canceled on any network this year that is hitting and beating its network Nielsen expectation levels. So what is the CW doing, canceling it because it doesn't work in their demo audience group and canceling another night(Sunday) of television because they can't produce enough good shows. I would have watched Reaper on Sunday night! Thanks for reading...moreless
Tyler Labine

Tyler Labine

Bert "Sock" Wysocki

Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Benjamin "Ben" Gonzalez

Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym

Andi Prendergast

Donavon Stinson

Donavon Stinson

Ted Gallagher

Ray Wise

Ray Wise

The Devil

Bret Harrison

Bret Harrison

Samuel "Sam" Oliver

Charlie Weber

Charlie Weber

Jordy Boone

Guest Star

Peter Benson (II)

Peter Benson (II)

Bargain Bench Manager

Guest Star

Matty Finochio

Matty Finochio

Xavier

Guest Star

Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade

Nina

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The teacher has blood on his head when they took him from the school, and should obviously have a head wound. However, when you next see the teacher in the guys' kitchen, he has no visible wound.

    • The Devil says that Jordy can turn invisible. However, several times Sam swings at him and would have to have hit Jordy if he had just turned invisible a second earlier. When Jordy grabs Andi and goes outside, he also goes through a door without opening it, which would be impossible if he simply turned invisible. More accurately, Jordy is teleporting.

    • Vessel: a wooden mallet

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Nina: This is so funny.
      Ben: The Deer Hunter isn't really a comedy.

    • Nina: Ben, no. Ben, he's a demon. He eats guys like you for breakfast and sometimes lunch. Mostly for dinner.

    • Sprong: Son, I have a lot of work to do and very little time to take a trip down memory lane with a couple of technical college rejects.
      Sock: Didn't even apply.

    • Sprong: Ben Gonzalez. I'd recognize that skinny frame anywhere. You realize your lifelong dream of becoming a woman yet?

    • Sock: I am bringing joy into the lives of all these little orphans.
      Sam: I think, I think they're probably not orphans.
      Sock: Why do you have to rain all over my orphan parade, Sam? Why?

    • Sock: We shall rebuild it, Benjamin. We have all the technology right here at our fingertips. We shall make it better than it was before. Faster, stronger, demoner-proofer.
      Ben: I have no idea what you're talking about but you seem so excited so I'm in no matter how stupid.
      Sock: Very stupid.
      Ben: More in.

    • Sam: Nina was supposed to watch Sprong.
      Andi: Here's a note. "Ate the last of the meat loaf. Went out for a moose. XOXO Nina."

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Sock: We shall rebuild it, Benjamin, we have all the technology here right at our finger tips. We shall make it better than it was before, faster, stronger….
      Referencing to an opening phrase for a famous show The Six Million Dollar Man that was aired on ABC network from 1974 to 1978. The original phrase was: "…Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man….Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster."

    • Title:
      References the autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love (1959), and the subsequent movie adaptation made in 1967 starring Sidney Poitier as a teacher who deals with the predominantly white students in a London school. The movie's title song, of the same name, was sung by Lulu and went to the top of the U.S. charts.

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