Reaper Episodes

2007, TV Show

Reaper Episode: "Pilot"

Season 1, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Sam becomes a reluctant bounty hunter for the Devil, and his first job involves capturing a pyromaniacal demon that escaped from hell and must be returned.
Original Air Date: Sep 25, 2007
Guest Cast Andrew Airlie
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Season 1, Episode 1
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Length: 41:05
Aired: 9/25/2007
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Series Premiere Season 1, Episode 1

Oh, Reaper, my belly so aches from laughter, and it's all your fault. There were a ton of priceless moments in this episode, which I think promise good things for the future of this series. When I first found out about this show, it was easy to fall into a disbelieving mindframe, wondering how any network was going to pull off a show about a guy who finds out his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born. I wondered what kind of footprint the CW was going to make with this kind of wacky premise, and now I know. A huge, hilarious one. Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison) and his best pal Bert "Sock" Wysocki (Tyler Labine) are lackey salesmen at The Work Bench, a Home Depot-like hardware store where they work under an Office Space-worthy rule-monger manager and are are graced by the presence of Sam's crush Andi (Missy Peregrym) and their pal Ben (Rick Gonzalez). After a bizarre workday in which Sam learns he has (a sad excuse for) telekinesis, plays hero by saving Andi's life and is nearly dinner for a pack of wild dogs, he leaves work early only to find he's carpooling home with the devil (the awesome Ray Wise). Surprise! I feel I have to mention a few things I learned about the devil in this episode. 1) The devil loves him some chicken-fried steak. 2) The devil digs sports-arena organ ditties. 3) The devil is concerned about coming off as "nice." Who knew. 4) The devil's got a thing for paisley ties. 5) The devil fake-bakes. (Was he looking way orange to you, too?) Since Sam's folks forked over ownership of their son's soul, he is now the devil's bounty hunter and has to round up escaped souls on Earth and deposit them back in Hell where they belong. Not quite a Dog-the-Bounty-Hunter, he relies on a Dirt Devil minivac (I was on the lookout for vacuum ads during the show, but no cigar) and his pals to capture the bad guy (this time, a phantom arsonist). They're clever, these writers. Clever, clever, clever. My favorite moments: " They started the episode by playing Beck's "Devil's Haircut." Could it be more perfect? I predict the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" is going to make an appearance in future eps. Natch. " Sock tests Sam's telekinesis by sporadically throwing large objects at him and remarking, "You were supposed to move that with your mind." " "Any place that seems like Hell on Earth is hell on earth," says the devil. And then we find out one of those places is the DMV. I knew it all my life, didn't you? " Sock kept his promise and gifted Ben's face with a set of eyebrows after his were charred off by fire. Now that's a pal. So what I want to know is, will Andi become part of the evil-hunting team? I mean, she's got to find out about what the dudes are up to eventually, right? I'm hoping for some hardcore displays of lady-power in future episodes. And now that Sam's realized he wants this path of responsibility and action, will his fear of failure still be an issue, or are we going to see this kid become a warrior? Can't get enough Reaper ? Scare up some clips with our Online Video Guide. show less
Oh, Reaper, my belly so aches from laughter, and it's all your fault. There were a ton of priceless moments in this episode, which I think promise good things for the future of this series. When I first found out about this show, it was easy to fall into a disbelieving mindframe, wondering how any network was going to pull off a show about a guy who finds out his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born. I wondered what kind of footprint the CW was going to make with this kind of wacky premise, and now I know. A huge, hilarious one.Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison) and his best pal Bert "Sock" Wysocki (Tyler Labine) are lackey salesmen at The Work Bench, a Home Depot-like hardware store where they work under an Office Space-worthy rule-monger manager and are are graced by the presence of Sam's crush Andi (Missy Peregrym) and their pal Ben (Rick Gonzalez). After a bizarre workday in which Sam learns he has (a sad excuse for) telekinesis, plays hero by saving Andi's life and is ... read more

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Premiered: September 25, 2007, on CW
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A slacker becomes a reluctant bounty hunter for the Devil after his soul is accidentally sold to Satan by his parents, and he tracks down evil escapees to return them to hell.

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