Quick, belated spoilers for Tuesday night's "Reaper" coming up just as soon as I build a robot suit...
Usually, when the creator or creators of a show like "Reaper" pen an episode, you expect it's going to be packed with mythology and other things to move the major story arcs forward. Instead, "To Sprong, With Love," written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, was one of the least arc-driven episodes of the season -- but it was also one of the funniest, so I'm okay with that.
In addition to a great guest turn by Michael McDonald from "Mad TV" as the evil (but not demonic) Mr. Sprong, we saw Sock get so caught up in his fame as Wrenchy Bench that he wound up brawling with an old lady (albeit an old lady dressed as a hammer) in the Work Bench parking lot, we saw Ben put on a robot suit (in a nice callback to those early season one episodes where Sam and Sock would arm themselves with gear from the store) to fight a demon to protect Nina's honor, we saw Satan be particularly evil to that couple in the jewelry store, and we even saw Andi be funny on several occasions, notably in the arm-wrestling match pictured above. (Though no way, no how, does Tyler Labine have a chance against Missy Peregrym in an actual contest like that.) Taking Andi out of her leadership job at the Bench, and sending her out on soul-hunting missions again is a much better use of the character, even if she and Sam still have little chemistry together.
Meanwhile, Fox's pick-up of Tyler Labine's new show, "Sons of Tuscon," doesn't automatically signal a death knell for "Reaper." Technically, "Reaper" still has first position for Labine if the CW brings it back. But I have to assume Fox felt reasonably confident that that won't happen when they ordered "Tuscon."
So we might as well enjoy these last two episodes, and hope they're either as amusing as "To Sprong," or as well-plotted as the two before it. If the show somehow comes back next year, great. If not, it's been fun.
What did everybody else think?