3.28.2008

Serious question: are you a boob man, ass man, or leg man?



Reaper – Acid Queen
Sam has a personal stake in finding a female escaped soul who has returned to kill women who are more beautiful than she is—and her next target is Andi. Meanwhile, Sam tells Sock and Ben they can’t be friends with Steve and Tony.

Sam tries to call Cady, but she doesn’t respond. The boys are bummed that they can’t be friends with Steve & Tony anymore (last week we learned S&T are demons). Andi apologizes to Sam for saying Cady is weird, and FINALLY admits, right to his face, that she likes him. He hesitates (out of shock, duh) but she backtracks and says it’s nothing.

Steve & Tony appear bearing apricot muffins, and the boys can’t resist them. Steve & Tony, not the muffins. S&T feel bad that the boys have been avoiding them, and the boys say they need space to figure things out. S&T are furious that they’ve been dumped. Later, Sock and Ben feel terrible and are desperate to be friends with S&T again.

After the confession, Andi is embarrassed and can’t stay in the same vicinity as Sam long enough for him to tell her he likes her back. Seriously, the relationship between these two is ridiculous. To quote Lily from HIMYM, “Just be together already! Happiness is not that difficult.”

This week the soul is an ex-model, Nikki, who is jealous of other beautiful girls so she burns them with acid. The boys go to a modeling agency and find a young guy to help them (who happens to be Tyler Labine’s brother). The vessel is a little plastic container of soap bubbles, like the ones kids play with. Sam tells Steve & Tony that he knows they’re demons, and they equate Sam’s distaste with homophobia. It’s pretty funny.

Sam and Andi have coffee and dance around the issue yet again, but he invites her over Friday night. The devil ribs him, and Sam claims he will break up with Cady before anything happens with Andi. The boys rig up a ridiculously complicated scheme to find Nikki and of course they lose her. Sock and Ben drop Sam off at the apartment building, then go to get food. In a badly needed departure from the norm, finally, Nikki shows up to kill Sam and he is rescued by a winged demon – who happens to be Steve. Ever since last week I’ve had a craving to watch Wet Hot American Summer, and seeing Michael Ian Black and Ken Marino again this week is intensifying it.

The devil tells Sam not to bother with Steve & Tony because they’re “bureaucrats.” Sam apologizes to Steve. Steve won’t accept. Sam tells Steve that he talks to the devil because his parents sold his soul. Steve suddenly agrees to forgive Sam. Something is clearly up. Tony gets the boys tickets to a party honoring the 20 prettiest women in Seattle, but its the same night as Sam’s date with Andi. She walks up while they’re discussing it, and Tony covers for Sam, telling Andi that Sam asked for a ticket for her as well.

At the party, Andi kisses Sam. At the same moment, Cady calls. I hope this doesn’t end with Sam losing both girls when they find out he kissed Andi before he broke up with Cady. Andi walks out, and Nikki goes after her. The boys save Andi just in time, but during their escape attempt Sam flips the car. Sam gets the soul, but Andi is taken to the hospital with a concussion. Sam feels awful in the usual superhero “I can’t be close to anyone cause they will always get hurt” way.

When Andi wakes up, Sam tries to convince her that she’s imagining everything that happened because of the concussion. She’s not buying it. He says there are things he won’t ever be able to tell her, but losing her is not a risk he’s willing to take. He leaves, and Andi cries.

Back at the ranch, Steve pops into the hallway and invites Sam in. He takes Sam into a creepy hidden room, where he says the devil can’t hear or see them. He says Sam is different because the devil pals around with him, and that the devil finds him fascinating. “All of us have our reasons to fight the devil. We have our reasons, and you have yours.” Hmmmm. The last time Reaper threw a seemingly interesting plot twist at us, it was a hint that Sam’s father had a deeper relationship with the devil than previously thought. That went absolutely nowhere. So I’m skeptical.

Also, sometimes I feel like I am the only person in the world who watches this show. Reaper returns to Tuesday on April 22.

3 comments:

My_am said...

i've never heard of this show before. do you like it? sounds to me like a mixture between btvs and dead like me

boots said...

It has a lot of potential, but unfortunately it hasn't lived up to it, at all. I believe it is on the chopping block, and I'd be surprised if it was renewed.

My_am said...

i'm curious now, i think i'll give the show a chance :)