Reaper

Season 1 Episode 12

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2008 on The CW
9.3
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Sock, Ben, and Sam move in together into a condo of their own and meet their new neighbors, Tony and Steve, a gay couple who is surprisingly friendly to the three slackers. However, they soon discover that there is more to the couple than meets the eye.moreless

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  • Reaper, stepping it up a notch?

    8.5
    The Guys: The guys make a big move, literally. They get their own place and have neighbors to their liking. Like Sam said, "We replaced our parents with two gay guys?" That's basically because these two gay guys take care of them so much, food, laundry, you name it!



    Sam's Relationships: He's on the quest to figure out if his girlfriend is really the devil's daughter and he's starting to have his own suspicions and Andi is having her own suspicions, but is afraid of coming off as jealous, so she hesitates to tell same.



    The Escaped Soul: We're starting to see some differences once again on how Sam takes care of them. We're seeing the devil assist him less and less and could it actually be? Sam is becoming more independent?moreless
  • Sam moves in with Sock and Ben, and tries to figure out if Cady really is the devil's daughter.

    9.4
    This was a really good epi. Finally Sam moved out of his parents home, it is going to be a lot more interesting now that the three guys are living together. The parents didn't really play a big role anyway... Sock just keeps cracking me up! I loved the jog in the forrest, he just keeps on delivering these one-liners that makes me laugh... :)

    I really like the way the story is coming along. But there are still some unanswered questions that needs to be answered. Like what was that page about that Sam's dad tore out of the contract and burned? And why doesn't Sam want to know about the contract anymore? He was so eager to get it, and now it just seems he has forgotten about it... And is Cady really the devil's daughter? Even though she didn't seem evil when Sam looked through the glasses, she still has some weird effects on things... hmm... I hope we will get some answers to these questions... :)moreless
  • The trio's now sharing a flat!

    9.0
    Real good episode, enjoyed it a lot especially after no Reaper for a while! The chat between Sock and Sam about the need of a Batcave is already legend! I personnally loved to see Ken "Vinnie" Marino as one of the gay neighbours, he was too good in Veronica Mars and that's great to see him again, in another good show!

    Cady is still very scary...

    Memorable quotes as always, and a new plot coming with the neighbours!

    Really liked that one, I'm waiting to see how the collocation will influence the story, appart from the new neighbours of course...but loving it already (more Sock is always a good thing!)moreless
  • Superb, simply superb!

    9.5
    The stakes have now risen for this show. With so much going on, the writers/directors just handle it so easily, distributing focus on each of the main and supporting character with refreshing equality.



    The main plot here is again taken the to the next level with an invisible predator like demon. The solution to seek and trap the target is truly the best example so far. Absolutely loved it! I liked how they the Katie, Andi and Sam triangle took a little bit of a backburner in this episode and how it has been setup for a real blow-out in forthcoming shows. This will be very interesting to see how Sam handles a possibly exploding devils spawn (very cute too!)



    The first subplot is that the guys move into their own apartment causing them more issue. Indeed, how much so when they discover who is living next to them!moreless
  • The show starts to hint at there being more to the Reaper Universe than at first meets the eye.

    8.9
    The last couple of episodes in terms of quality have got better and better, where as I didn't enjoy this as much as last episode they are pretty close in quality. The reason for this is an increased focus on the world of Reaper and it's characters and less importance on the escaped soul of the week. It took it's time but it has finally found its feet.



    Once again the escaped soul adds to the texture of what's going on in this episode, he's very rarely seen (i.e. Invisible). Also, Sam can't shake the feeling that Cady IS the devil's daughter and avoids contact with her, it's all about perception as is the introduction of the two new gay characters, Steve and Tony. As soon as you see the power sanders you know something is odd about them, the reality isn't shocking but it definitely is funny. It also hints at something more to the Reaper universe, it would be a disappointment if they were simply there to keep an eye on Sam for the Devil.



    Also the glasses that let you see someone's true self is an interesting prospect for the future as Cady is just Cady when seen through the glasses, and is not Devil like at all. Could she just be a telekinetic type psycho that the Devil took an interest in and not just simply his daughter. We could be looking at a scaled down world similar to wat we see in Angel. Of course this might not be the case and the glasses could be a McGuffin, but still.





    Lastly, I like the new dynamic of the 3 main guys living together, Sam's parents were almost a dead end when it came down to it (although does his dad still have the contract?) and so its a good change.moreless
Jessica Stroup

Jessica Stroup

Cady Hansen

Guest Star

Matthew Burgess

Matthew Burgess

Organizer

Guest Star

Daniel Errey

Daniel Errey

Tree Hugging Jogger

Guest Star

Allison Hossack

Allison Hossack

Mrs. Oliver

Recurring Role

Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black

Steve

Recurring Role

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Tony

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Sam: You should hear the way she snores. Seriously, it's not normal. It's like she's a creature from the underworld.
      Sock: Oh god, I love that movie, Kate Beckinsale, black spandex.
      Sam: There's something wrong with her.
      Sock: What?! Kate Beckinsale is perfection, what's wrong with you?

    • Sock: (to Sam) Okay, I didn't wanna play this card. I really didn't but you leave me no choice. The fact of the matter is you owe me. You owe me, alright. I've been there since the beginning, helping you send escaped souls back to Hell, man. I've been the freaking Robin to your Batman.
      Ben: What does that make me?
      Sock: You're the weird English butler-guy. Listen, I need a Batcave, Sammy. I deserve a Batcave.

    • Sock: Let me get this straight: you want us to go jogging in the creepy woods where the soul has been killing people?
      Sam: Yeah.
      Sock: Okay, let's go...

    • Sam: Glasses?
      Devil: They help you see the true face of evil. (Sam starts to put them on) Ah. You don't want to do that, Sam. Trust me, unless you brought a change of underwear.

    • Steve: (after seeing the guys' empty fridge) That is maybe the saddest looking refrigerator I've ever seen.

    • Ben: I can't believe I'm, I'm actually climbing a tree. I feel like Spider Man!

    • Sam: (to Cady) You know, you're the first girl to infiltrate our bowling circle.

    • Devil: (appearing from a closet) Finally leaving the nest, huh?
      Sam: Finally coming out of the closet, huh?
      Devil: Oh, a homosexual joke. Very witty.

    • Josie: Look who's finally becoming a man.
      Sock: Well, you just made it look like so much fun.

    • Sock: Magic Bullet, oh! I've wanted one of these forever.
      Sam: What is it?
      Ben: Vibrator?

    • Sock: I've got places to be.
      Ben: Where?
      Sock: Like the Work Bench.
      Sam: You picked up an extra shift?
      Sock: Hey, man, I've got rent to pay now.
      Sam: Wow, that's really responsible of you.
      Sock: I know. No, I'm messing with you. No, I got to hook up with this chick in the pool. I met her on the elevator. She's so into me.

    • Sock: Okay, I got another one. Supergirl or Wonder Woman.
      Sam: Wonder Woman.
      Ben: Definitely Wonder Woman.
      Sock: There's something to be said for a woman who's into bondage, you know?

    • Sam: We love dogs!
      Sock: Beautiful bitches, all of them.

    • Sock: Like George C. Scott says, you got to dress brave to be brave, guys.
      Ben: That was General Patton, you idiot.
      Sock: Same guy.

    • Sock: In the words of Gandalf the Grey, "They shall not pass."
      Ben: It's "You shall not pass."
      Sock: Whatever, Ben, it's a movie, okay?

    • Sock: Oh, don't worry about it, Sammy, come on, Cady will come crawling back to you in a week when she realizes how much she misses your man muscle.

    • Sam: You guys think it's kind of weird we replaced our parents with a couple of gay dudes?
      Sock: Weird, Sam? No. Genius.

    • Steve: Would you guys like to come in? I just made a pot of ginger tea.
      Sock: No, no thanks, we're straight.

    • Steve: Sock, well that's an unusual name.
      Tony: Is that the UPS guy?
      Steve: It's the new neighbors.
      Sock: (whispering to Sam and Ben) Is he hitting on me?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Denmark: July 22, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: September 5, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Sweden: February 6, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Norway: March 21, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: July 13, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: January 5, 2010 on 7TWO

    • Music:

      You Don't Stand a Chance (Robbers on High Street), Get on Board (Third Grade Haters), Oh Yeah (The Subways), Beatific Visions (Brakesbrakesbrakes), Because of You (Joel Evans), I Don't Know a Thing (Lucy Schwartz)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Sock: Oh god, I love that movie, Kate Beckinsale, black spandex.
      Sock is referring to the vampire movie Underworld from 2003 starring the English actress Kate Beckinsale.

    • Sock: I practically am the Naked Chef.
      This is reference to an English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his nickname The Naked Chef.

    • Sock: Like George C. Scott says, you gotta dress brave to be brave, boys.
      Ben and Sock are referring to the 1970 film Patton, in which George C. Scott won an Oscar for his portrayal of World War II General George S. Patton.

    • Sock: It's like living next door to Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
      Referencing the Bravo reality series (2003-2007) where five gay men provide fashion tips to inept straight men.

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