"Sam is the son of the devil." - Tony
Holy hell. We were right.
I mean, I suppose there's some chance this is all one big misunderstanding, but then how do you explain "Someone very carefully went through this [contract] and removed every page that references who Sam's father is"? And "The kid just got the DMV demon released. When was the last time you saw the devil show mercy?" WHAT? Is it really true? Is Sam even actually under contract? Is his mom his real mom? Would the Devil actually ever harm him?Does Sam have to keep reaping? Someone needs to slap me.
This episode is undoubtedly the most important of the series so far and all melted into one big dun-dun-DUN in the end. We all had our suspicions about Sam's origins, but to have it spelled out like this is something I didn't expect.
And who knew Gladys would play such a pivotal role in Sam's life? The DMV demon just helped to out Sam to Tony and what are probably his new footsoldiers. These kinds of things don't seem to end well with demons. Short fuses, you know? I am glad that Gladys wasn't sent to eternal hell and away from us forever though. Three separate times this episode, I sat biting my nails, hoping it wasn't the last time I'd ever see her be a jerk to Sam. And now Sam saved her from her "reassignment" back to hell with his puppy dog eyes and a "please." Seriously, if the Devil isn't Sam's dad, he better freaking be in love with him or something because no ruler of the underworld could be that soft. How did the Devil have such a nice, kind-hearted kid anyways?
Ok, I need to breathe.
Richard Burgi was most excellent this episode as the Casanova demon of the week, Mike Volta. Seducer of the ladies, adulterer extraordinaire, Volta pissed off the Devil with his fun ways, leaving a path of destruction everywhere he got busy (I'm just glad he didn't get Andi).
Speaking of Andi, my other wish came true: she's part of the demon-hunting team now. I suppose it happened on a fluke, filling in for drunky drunk Ben, but the girl stuck around and helped deal with Gladys' stabbing and the hunt for Volta. I don't know if there are plans to keep her fighting underworld scum in the future, but I like how it fits her. And though it hasn't been mentioned, I wonder if Josie knows or will know about Sam's other job now as well.
Volta was using his connection with Gladys to keep out of getting sent back to hell, even after being captured with a vessel. Did she make the fake deposits for the nookie? From the sound of "I just got tired of being lonely," it sure seems that way. Speaking of lonely, what about the Devil? Volta sure opened up about the Devil deep-down being miserable, not knowing a good time if it bit him on the ass. I feel like these clues are going to play an important role some day.
Volta was eventually captured by Sam with the help of Sock and Ben, but only after, like usual, Sam was pinned down on the ground and about to have his insides pumped out by the demon. Aren't there other ways for Sam to appear defenseless?
Ben's marriage took a turn for the worst tonight as immigration caught up with his and Sara's scheme and threatened to jail him and deport her. Despite all those naked family photos they showed the officer? How is that possible?
In the end, Sara the Manipulator got the last laugh, pretending to need a bribe for the immigration officer so she could take all of Ben's savings and run off. Think we'll ever see her again? Because I'd personally like to see some giant snake from Hell come out of the ground and much her up. Oh wait, that already happened to someone in this episode. My bad.
This night was just all so heavy. Sam isn't even aware he might be sharing turkey jerkey with his dad, the Prince of Darkness, and the rebellion seems to be bubbling up again. Poor Tony looked so distraught when he realized that he and Sam belong on opposite sides of evil and eviler. It was a little like what was going on with my face at the time, actually. Poor Sam. Just when he was starting to get accepted into a community, albeit a demon community, this had to happen.
Also, the scene where the Devil made pina coladas in Sam's apartment with his minion Winston - priceless. Isn't that the same name as the bird from the magic episode that Ben took a shining to? Maybe Winstons will be following us throughout the series.
And did anyone else think that the scene where the Devil shows Sam the husband and wife who killed each other post-Volta very much resembled a gory dream sequence a la Six Feet Under?
I can't wait to hear what you guys have to say about this episode, and I can't wait for the finale next week. Hopefully you've all heard the good news by now that Reaper was
renewed for a second season. If you want some scoop on what's in store for the finale, you can check out the
Q&A I did with Reaper exec producers Tara Butters and Tom Spezialy.
Bonus: The song in the bar when Gladys was chugging away was "Comfort Eagle" by
Cake. How badass!
Some "Quotes" for you "people"
Volta: "Do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot a man who's crying like a little girl?"
Devil: "It's not that hard."
Devil: "Me - Devil. You - minion."
Sam: "I think you just got official demon approval."
Andi: "Ooh, that's going on my resume."
Sock: "Josie and I have enough photos of each other's junk to fill a library."
Ben: "I feel the night air on my nipples! I'm alive!"
And how about this for a nice little shout-out: "Go ahead, do it, see if I care. Seriously. You could have picked anything in the whole big, bad universe to use as a human shield. You picked the one thing that I care the least about. you could have grabbed that old
TV Guide over there and held a knife to it and I would have been more conflicted."
Nice to know you care, Sock-y. (c:
"Sam is the son of the devil." TonyHoly hell. We were right.I mean, I suppose there's some chance this is all one big misunderstanding, but then how do you explain "Someone very carefully went through this [contract] and removed every page that references who Sams father is"? And "The kid just got the DMV demon released. When was the last time you saw the devil show mercy?" WHAT? Is it really true? Is Sam even actually under contract? Is his mom his real mom? Would the Devil actually ever harm him?Does Sam have to keep reaping? Someone needs to slap me.This episode is undoubtedly the most important of the series so far and all melted into one big dun-dun-DUN in the end. We all had our suspicions about Sam's origins, but to have it spelled out like this is something I didn't expect. And who knew Gladys would play such a pivotal role in Sam's life? The DMV demon just helped to out Sam to Tony and what are probably his new footsoldiers. These kinds of things don't seem to ...