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Reaper Episode: "Coming to Grips"

Season 1, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Andi sees Sam behead a demon and thinks he's killed someone, so Sam makes a deal with the Devil. Meanwhile, Ben gets married under unusual circumstances, and Tony (Michael Ian Black) reappears in his true demon form. Mr. Oliver: Andrew Airlie.
Original Air Date: Apr 29, 2008
Guest Cast Michael Ian Black: Tony Lucy Davis: Sarah Andrew Airlie: Mr. Oliver
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Season 1, Episode 15
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Length: 43:05
Aired: 4/29/2008
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"Coming to Grips" Season 1, Episode 15

Dear God, Were you watching Reaper tonight? Because this show about the Devil is about 1,000 times more awesome than 7th Heaven ever was. Sorry. <3 Sandy Okay, seriously. This episode may be my most favorite ever, after the pilot. Last week's episode turned a new corner in storytelling for the show, but this week's cranked it up to 11. It even came close to making me cry. There, I said it. I'm a big baby. WHO'S WITH ME? Did I say this show is awesome? Oh, I guess I did. Well, it is. Since the start we'd all been waiting to see how the storyline with Andi was going to pan out. Some of you had hoped that Andi and Josie would join the team and hunt Demons with the guys, but that seems to have quelled once we all realized that bringing anyone else into the fold would be really dangerous for them. Sam seems to have had no choice tonight in showing Andi how deeply involved he is with the underworld after she witnessed him killing a demon, and put himself on the line to both save his own butt and to make common ground between himself and Andi, who's at long last being acknowledged as his girlfriend. Finally, the secrets between them are over. But from the looks of next week's episode, I don't think that means their problems are. Despite major setbacks, a nonexistent Sword of the Archangel Michael and the possible death of Steve (Tony didn't seem all that broken up about his soulmate being dead, did he now?), Tony's still on a crusade to rid the world of Satan, and not through Steve's Ghandi-like peacenik methods - He's promising a real showdown and wants Sam to be on his side of evil. I was surprised to find out that that whole "circle of truth" business was for real, and that it keeps people safe from the prying ears of the Devil. However, I wouldn't be surprised if that was another ruse on his part. You never really know what's honest coming from that guy. The soul this week was pretty fantastic as well. The guy must have "Jack King - Adorable" stamped on his business card, because that's sure what the narcissist thought he was. (He was played by Ian Gomez, husband of Nia Vardalos and showed plenty of face time on The Drew Carey Show.) His fancy power was the ability to regenerate from any severed limb, making his falling out of the ceiling naked (er, reborn?) one of the biggest laugh-out-loud moments I've seen in a long time. His parts were tied into the show very seamlessly, and left me thinking that this right here is the perfect balance of demon-catching to the rest of the drama in the series. Regarding Ben, I'd started to wonder why exactly it is he hadn't been getting any attention from girls. And then I realized that Ben is a sucker. Come on now, $1600 to get married to someone you don't care about, in order to keep them in the country? I mean, its pretty awesome that new wifey Sara was played by Lucy Davis from "Shaun of the Dead," but didn't he listen? His Phil Collins was still out there! And maybe he's really found her in nurse Cassidy (Kandyse McClure of Battlestar Galactica and every other cool sci-fi show made in the last 10 years). I hope we do get to see where their romance could go in spite of Ben's shiny new wedding ring. Let's get back to Sam, turd that he is. How could he make another deal with the Devil? How? It's bad enough that he's got one deal with the Devil that he didn't even have control over hanging over his head. Now he's got two, one of which he asked for. In a way, I can see how he may have had no choice - I doubt the Devil would have negotiated the consequences for letting Andi in on Sam's secret life. But that doesn't mean Sam shouldn't look before he leaps, or believe that this would keep Andi permanently safe in any way. He was very quick to agree to the broad consequences the Devil laid down(Sam owing him any favor at any time), only to find out the favor is to betray his friend Tony by being a spy for the Devil's side of the impending rebellion. Good going, studly. You really are the Devil's puppet. (SPOILER ALERT) I have to address the scene where Sam told Andi he loved her. There was a tenderness in there that has so far not at all existed in this show. And mind the term, but it gives it some actual soul, some real dimension. I love that Andi couldn't honestly tell him she loved him back, but that he frightened her. And seeing Sam get stabbed in the shoulder by the demon's knife was great too, to remind us that yes, this wimp is human and barely makes it out alive every week. It's been looking a little too easy up until this point to capture these supernatural creatures, and tonight I think we saw the very human side of Sam's situation: Someone could very well die in this demon-hunting process any time. And from what I hear happens in the finale, someone will. Oh, boy. (END SPOILER ALERT) Here are some other events that made my night... " Sam listening to Sock's "Tunes 4 Humping" disc. " The scene where they had Andi sexily shaking her own hair in the wind of the standing fan. " Andi kicking the crap out of anyone who gets near her. Seriously, it would takes six Sackens (Sam + Sock + Ben) to equal the brains and muscle of just one Andi. She should get on their team! Quotes: " "I'm going to rebuild the army. Pass the paprika." - Tony " "We would just like to see you happy making a woman miserable like we're both doing." - Sock " The guys out-credentialing each other at the sperm bank: "I research alternative power sources." (Sock) "I have a four-foot vertical leap." (Sam) " Sock: "Did you hook up with Sarah?" Ben: "No, I just got married." " "Please do not pee on the carpet, I just put it down." - Tony " "In the end, only love matters. Love is worth any sacrifice" - Tony Hey, Reaperholics, know where you can get your daily dose of your favorite demon-hunter? Our Online Video Guide, of course. show less
Dear God, Were you watching Reaper tonight? Because this show about the Devil is about 1,000 times more awesome than 7th Heaven ever was. Sorry.<3SandyOkay, seriously. This episode may be my most favorite ever, after the pilot. Last week's episode turned a new corner in storytelling for the show, but this week's cranked it up to 11. It even came close to making me cry. There, I said it. I'm a big baby. WHO'S WITH ME?Did I say this show is awesome? Oh, I guess I did. Well, it is.Since the start we'd all been waiting to see how the storyline with Andi was going to pan out. Some of you had hoped that Andi and Josie would join the team and hunt Demons with the guys, but that seems to have quelled once we all realized that bringing anyone else into the fold would be really dangerous for them. Sam seems to have had no choice tonight in showing Andi how deeply involved he is with the underworld after she witnessed him killing a demon, and put himself on the line to both save his own b... 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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