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Reaper - (S02E05)

Adventure . Comedy . Drama . Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Sam seeks help after returning an escaped soul to hell, who has left her baby behind; the baby is adopted by the returning Tony who names the baby 'Little Stevie' but the devil orders Sam to take the baby back from Tony. Andi learns that Sam is the Devil's son from Morgan and starts to feel uncomfortable around him.

Episode Title: I Want My Baby Back
Airs: 2009-03-31 at 20:00
  • Doug Elfman

    It's a lot of fun. It's funny. And stars Bret Harrison and Tyler Labine have better chemistry than most duos on TV.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    The writing and acting are hit out of the ballpark on this one, and that's not a vibe you pick up out of nowhere.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Gillian Flynn

    Wise steals this, show, and his costars aren't easy prey. What's more, the dynamic is quite clever. [28 Sep 2007, p.94]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Melanie McFarland

    Besides being the funniest pilot, it has the best cast.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Aaron Barnhart

    Reaper is remarkably well-paced and hilariously well-written.

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    The CW's Reaper and NBC's "Chuck," the two shows featuring the aforementioned Sam and, um, Chuck, are an unusual pairing in that they're not only both good--with ABC's "Pushing Daisies," they're the best new shows of the season.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Wise has been given a great chance to shine, and he makes the most of it, stealing scenes with such aplomb it may almost be a sin. Still, the show has to be carried by Harrison and Labine, and they seem up to the task.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Robert Abele

    Kevin Smith directs the pilot episode with his typically expert comic timing. But he also handles the dark action bits nicely. Because even though Reaper is generous with its humor, it’s not entirely wink-wink.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    Tyler Labine makes a most excellent wacky bearded sidekick, and Rick Gonzalez and Valarie Rae Miller round out the Scooby Gang. Auteur of slackerdom Kevin Smith ("Clerks") directed the pilot, which maintains a nice fairy tale tone even as it stresses the banality of the infernal.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Hal Boedeker

    Wise's acting is the most awesome asset.

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    Geek TV is really the stories of people who've had greatness, not geekiness, thrust upon them, mostly in the form of unrequested superpowers. It should probably disturb me, but somehow doesn't, that the best of these, the CW's Reaper.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    All the details have color, and so do the characters, right down to Sam's guilt-ridden parents, with whom he still lives. And there are fleeting hints of drama in the scenario that will surely gain momentum and weight.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Barry Garron

    Reaper is a fun show to watch but not to think about. The concept is imaginative, and the characters are enjoyable. The pilot is a hugely entertaining hour of TV.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Diane Werts

    It's all sharp and snappy.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    In pulling these tried-and-true elements together, Smith and series creators Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters also garnish Reaper with several deft little touches--like pegging the Dept. of Motor Vehicles as a hiding-in-plain-sight portal to Hell, or the appropriate strains of Blue Oyster Cult's 'Don't Fear the Reaper.'

    Variety Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    With its young, often winning cast and its sparky, humorous dialogue, Reaper pays homage to the memorable shows created by Joss Whedon.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Jonathan Storm

    Reaper is right up there with the best new shows of the season, better, actually, than NBC's "Chuck" because it dares to be more radical.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Wise is one lucky devil. And so are viewers who appreciate lighthearted, supernatural dramas.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    Reaper is not at all grim; it’s actually quite rewarding.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Tom Shales

    Reaper works on its own cleverly devilish level and proves one of the happier, snappier surprises of the season.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    Reaper is a hilariously fractured commentary on Gen Y.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Mike Duffy

    With its sharp writing, wonderful cast and wacko spirit, Reaper is one helluva good time.

    Detroit Free Press Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    If I sound too enthusiastic about a series that ends up, in the pilot, being a bit too obsessed with special effects, I apologize. The Devil made me do it. Or at least Ray Wise did

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Adam Buckman

    Of course, it's a ridiculous, far-fetched sce nario, but it works be cause the producers of Reaper never take their subject too seriously.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Randy Cordova

    There are lots of laughs and thrills here, and just the occasional misstep: Someone, anyone, please get sidekick Tyler Labine to tone down the obnoxious Jack Black impression.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Michael Abernethy

    The series is essentially light-hearted: Sam is a sweet-natured superhero with a dust-buster. He may be working for the source of all evil, but one can’t help but cheer him on.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • John Leonard

    Reaper is strictly for fans of movies like Superbad.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review

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