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Reaper Episode: "Acid Queen"

Season 1, Episode 13
Episode Synopsis: Sam has a personal stake in finding a female escaped soul (Emmanuelle Vaugier) who has returned to to kill women who are more beautiful than she is: Her next target is Andi. Meanwhile, Sam tells Sock and Ben they can't be friends with Steve and Tony. Michael Ian Black; Ken Marino.
Original Air Date: Mar 27, 2008
Guest Cast Emmanuelle Vaugier Michael Ian Black: Steve Ken Marino: Tony
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Season 1, Episode 13
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Length: 42:10
Aired: 3/27/2008
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"Acid Queen" Season 1, Episode 13

Tonight's episode of Reaper was immensely thrilling, the pinnacle of everything this show has aspired to be since it started. They fully executed romance, mortal danger, misunderstandings, even love triangles, revenge and demons in one hour. You know, that description disturbingly reminds me of the mornings I obsessively spent watching Days of Our Lives circa 1997 and its bizarre storylines (remember when Marlena was possessed by he Devil? Anyone? OK, don't hate me). But this was tender and surprising and thrilling. I couldn't ask for more. After some consternation, the guys figured out a way to break up with their new BFFs, neighbor-demons Steve (Michael Ian Black) and Tony (Ken Marino), only to find that they'd been hasty in doing so after the two prove they're harmless and misunderstood. Still, you have to know they're hiding something - Steve very obviously took an active interest in Sam's unique buddy-terms with the Devil. What could he want? He did save Sam's life (how awesome was that?), but I can't help but feel that he can now use that against Sam and make him return the favor. Nice demons are still demons, son. Then there's our girl Andi. Not everything in life has the best timing, including Andi and Sam's googly-eyed admiration for each other. After Andi spits out that she does actually have real feelings for Sam, the two do what they're good at and get all awkward again until Sam decides to return the sentiment by asking her out for Friday night... Even though he's still with Cady. Though he'd been trying to do the right thing and break up with Cady all episode long, I can't help but feel this is all going to be a big mess when she comes back. Her mortal-ness/sanity is already in question, and here Sam goes two-timing her/it. Real smart. Of course, it took an escaped soul, Nikki Manders ( Erica Cerra), almost killing Andi to make the reality of the situation come to a head. Tony saved Sam's unthinking ass when he whipped out an extra ticket for Andi to attend the Friday night Seattle Style event with the Guys so that Sam didn't have to ditch her for the bazillionth time for soul-hunting. But from the look on Sam's face I knew he wasn't happy about mixing business with pleasure. We've all been waiting to see if Andi or Josie would get involved with the soul-hunting, and this would be a rather perfect way for that to happen. Too bad Andi's life ended up in terrible danger because of it. I really expected that Andi would wake up from the car accident not remembering a thing. It would be so easy to write off a girl dripping bloody acid from her fingers and getting trapped in a soap bubble (Did anyone else think this bottle of bubbles vessel was odd?) as the result of a hallucination-induced concussion, but the writers didn't. I would say there may some hope yet that Andi will be let in on the real goings-on, except that this last botch-up made Sam feel so incredibly guilty that I doubt he'd ever let Andi know what his life really is now. In fact, it makes me wonder whether he'll even keep Sock and Ben around as co-soulfighters. And that really frightens me. So are Andi and Sam doomed to never really be together? It hasn't been addressed until now, but the Devil had a point near the end: Sam doesn't have a choice in whether he helps the Devil out for the rest of his life or not, and because of that anyone Sam gets close to could to get hurt or maimed in the process. It's heroic and kinda fun to catch demons with your friends while you're young and unfocused, but what happens when Sam really grows up? Will Sock and Ben still be there to help him catch souls when they have their own relationships or families? Can Sam ever let himself love anyone? I really want to root for Sam and Andi, but being the good guy that Sam is, he might not let himself get involved. He finally realized as he left the hospital that he may be forced to live his life secretly from everyone he loves so that no one he loves gets hurt. It's immensely sad to realize the guy probably has no way out of the disastrous fate his parents put on him. This was my favorite episode. We do have to wait until April 22 to see where everything's going to go (and I'm way excited that Black and Marino will no doubt have a continuing arc on this show), and I have a brand new excitement and respect for this show, different and greater than before. I hope you all enjoyed it too and I can't wait to hear what you all thought of it. See you in a month! Quotestime Sock: "Yes, Steve and Tony smell terrific, and yes, they have great taste in beer, but they are demons." Devil: "Serious question: Are you a boob man? Ass man? Leg man? What's your preference?" Sam: "I'm not having this conversation." Devil: "I've always been more of an ass man myself" Steve: "The homophobe thing, alright, I don't agree with it, but I understand it. But fallen angels doomed to walk the earth for all eternity, that weirds you out?" Tony: "Racist." Devil: "Good job, Sammy. My heart's swollen with pride. Wanna go to a strip club? I know one with a good buffet." Hey, Reaperholics, know where you can get your daily dose of your favorite demon-hunter? Our Online Video Guide, of course. show less
Tonight's episode of Reaper was immensely thrilling, the pinnacle of everything this show has aspired to be since it started. They fully executed romance, mortal danger, misunderstandings, even love triangles, revenge and demons in one hour. You know, that description disturbingly reminds me of the mornings I obsessively spent watching Days of Our Lives circa 1997 and its bizarre storylines (remember when Marlena was possessed by he Devil? Anyone? OK, don't hate me). But this was tender and surprising and thrilling. I couldn't ask for more.After some consternation, the guys figured out a way to break up with their new BFFs, neighbor-demons Steve (Michael Ian Black) and Tony (Ken Marino), only to find that they'd been hasty in doing so after the two prove they're harmless and misunderstood. Still, you have to know they're hiding something — Steve very obviously took an active interest in Sam's unique buddy-terms with the Devil. What could he want? He did save Sam's life (how awe... 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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