In what I find to be a promising twist, the dynamic between The Devil and Sam changes. The Devil won’t go soft on Sam because they’re father and son (although I still question this supposed fact), calling him a “dud” just like the many others sires that disappointed him for not bringing Hell on earth. This doesn’t stop Sam one bit, and while fueled on hope after meeting someone that got out of his devil deal, Sam doesn’t let The Devil get the better of him in the end. The Devil throws Sam out of his car, appalled by this newfound perky attitude in his minion but at the same time encouraged by his potential for evil. Given their already strange relationship, any new developments just keep it fun.
I know that Reaper will never win critical acclaim or awards. Heck, a third season is very much in doubt. But for those of us that have grown to like these characters and want to have an hour of familiar mindless fun, it fits the bill nicely. I’ll be watching again next week. Welcome back, show!