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Reaper Episode: "The Cop"

Season 1, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Gladys, the DMV demon, comes to the store and makes purchases that lead Sock to believe she's hiding bodies in her house. Meanwhile, the devil's gift of a watch to Sam turns out to be a trick.
Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2007
Guest Cast Andrew Airlie
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Season 1, Episode 8
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Length: 43:07
Aired: 11/13/2007
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"The Cop" Season 1, Episode 8

Sock and Gladys made out. Sock and Gladys. Made. Out. Is nothing holy? I guess that's the wrong question to be asking of a show about the Devil's favorite minion. And though it was just a dream sequence, Gladys' red bra amidst the doilies and angel tchotchkes and the glint in Sock's eye when he agreed they should get it on will haunt me every time I watch this show. I wish I could escape it like they do in Wayne's World. Deedly-oot, deedly-oot, deedly-oot. Otherwise, and thankfully there is an otherwise, tonight's show actually had a few twists I wasn't expecting. Many of us have been wondering if things on this show are going to get shaken up a bit, if the formula is going to stray from its tried (and almost tired) path. I think tonight's crazy episode showed that it does. Though the plot still clung to the whole demon-of-the-week deal, we actually saw very little of him (Curtis Dean Mays, an executed felon), and spent more time on Sam and the Devil's twisted relationship. I really enjoyed what we did see of Mays, though. How brilliant is it to create a character that uses his tattoos as weapons? Despite my other protestations, I can't say the writers on this show are lacking in creativity. I have no complaints about a single villain or vessel so far. On second thought, I didn't find tonight's Taser all that thrilling. Meh. After finding her shopping at The Bench, Sock and Ben stalked DMV lady/demoness Gladys all through this episode while Sam hunted Mays mostly on his own. I wasn't expecting horned Gladys to have a home full of tea cozies and porcelain angels, just as I wasn't expecting Sam to get framed by the Devil for murder. The promos gave that last point away a bit, but like most promos I assumed they were purposely misleading. Not so this time. As Sock and Ben got to know more about Gladys' tormented existence (being shunned in her neighborhood, getting her house egged by kids), Sam became Play-Doh for the Devil. First I cursed the guy for getting Sam into so much trouble with the detective, and then I wanted to excuse him because his brilliant plan worked out so well in the end - he collected his souls and Sam didn't have to eat any bullets or go to prison. Still, it's undeniable that Sam makes too convenient a plaything for the orange-skinned one. I don't trust any shows of respect or adoration from the guy anymore, and I'm glad to see that Sam doesn't either. "It's the Devil, it's got to be a trick," Sam said after receiving the Devil's Get out of Hell Free card at the end of the episode. It seems so easy to forget that the guy is still the prince of darkness and that Sam still has a job to do... or else. Though now with the introduction of this card, it makes me wonder under what terrible circumstances it'll need to be used. And what of Andi and Sam? Again? I shrug at the thought. There's no denying that the two have mutual feelings toward one another, but I was still shocked to hear Andi say that Sam is "the most important person in her life." That's not apparent to me one bit. And are we assuming that Sam's relationship with last week's Taylor is done for? Because for five seconds, it was not only refreshing to see him interested in someone else, but it was pretty excellent that he felt he could do something about it. I wanted so badly to root for Andi and Sam, but there's only so much hope I can allow to be crushed. Parts I thought were keen: " "Hey, I'm not Ted. What a d--k." (The Devil, judging Ted's "Dog of the month" employee prize.) " "It was very classy of you not to go for the crotch." (The Devil, after asking Sam to take a swing at him with a bat.) " Greg and Sam's slap fight(!). " Sock's very serious lawyerly toolbox. " "You know what I could go for? Bloomin' onion." (The Devil, post-detective murdering.) Party on, Satan. For more Reaper madness, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
Sock and Gladys made out. Sock and Gladys. Made. Out. Is nothing holy? I guess that's the wrong question to be asking of a show about the Devil's favorite minion. And though it was just a dream sequence, Gladys' red bra amidst the doilies and angel tchotchkes and the glint in Sock's eye when he agreed they should get it on will haunt me every time I watch this show. I wish I could escape it like they do in Wayne's World. Deedly-oot, deedly-oot, deedly-oot….Otherwise, and thankfully there is an otherwise, tonight's show actually had a few twists I wasn't expecting. Many of us have been wondering if things on this show are going to get shaken up a bit, if the formula is going to stray from its tried (and almost tired) path. I think tonight's crazy episode showed that it does. Though the plot still clung to the whole demon-of-the-week deal, we actually saw very little of him (Curtis Dean Mays, an executed felon), and spent more time on Sam and the Devil's twisted relationship. I r... 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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