Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Revealing Reaper

Synchromystic revelations from the first season of Reaper (First post here).
"Do your job and keep your mouth shut or I will shut it for you." Devil
Whose name in the series is Jerry Belvedere.
Suddenly Sam finds himself dating the Devil's daughter (though later in the series, we find out Sam is the Devil's son), who is first checked naked by his buddies in the jakuzi for the mark of the beast (completely normal... :p) without his knowledge, cleared (based on the philosophy of some random movie). However it's made pretty clear who she is after flowers wither in her presence. Later she snores like a demon, shatters glass by her presence, influences every bowling move she makes to win and threatens Andi, Sam's first love interest.
Interesting Bowling ball huh. Making heads roll...
Interesting hobby, shooting at your buddy with a BB gun.
The Devil steps up to a (horrible) musician, someone's about to sell his soul...
Sam: You made him sell you his soul?
Devil: Not yet, but I will. It's the classic first-taste-is-free again, but Ryan gets his gig, tastes a little fame, and while he's on that endorphin high I swipe that contract right in front of him. Never fails.
Sam: That really works?...
Devil: We're talking about the rock n' roll man, the devil's music! Coming down the crossroads, sell your soul for rock n' roll baby!

From the movie crossroads: Scratch's Assistant: "Ain't got no chance Blind Dog. You SOLD your soul. You goin' down, all the way down. Hell hounds on your trail, boy, hell hounds on your trail."

Thanks to Benjamin from Pseudoccult Media for these links about Bob Dylan:
"Ed Bradley, in the beginning of the interview, asks Dylan how he could write such marvelous songs in the 60s. Dylan replies that he really doesn't know; that they were "magically written", and that he can't write songs like that anymore. He also tells Bradley that he felt pretty early in his life that he had a certain "destiny" that he had to keep silent about. By the end of the interview, about 14 minutes and 50 seconds into it, Bradley asks:

- Why do you still do it...why are you still out here?
Dylan replies: - Well, it goes back to that destiny thing. I made a bargain with the...(here Dylan catches himself and doesn't complete the sentence. He continues): You know, a long time ago and...I'm...holding up my end...
Bradley: - What was your bargain?
Dylan: - To get where...ah...I am now.
Bradley (smiling): - Should I ask whom you made the bargain with?
Dylan (nervously smiling and stuttering) - With...with...with...yeah, with the Chief...eh...the Chief Commander...
Bradley: - Of this Earth???
Dylan: - Uhum...of...of this Earth and the world we can't see (Dylan's smile and nervous laughter is shifting back to the melancholy sadness that has been his only expression throughout the whole interview up until Bradley asks about the Devil)."

Dylan's book was a bestseller. It was published by Simon & Schuster, which is owned by Viacom, the parent company of CBS (owned by the chief commander). Dylan is planning to write two more volumes of his memoirs.
More on the ruler of this Earth and the world we can't see in an upcoming X-files post.

Sam and the guys get the guy to not sell his soul, it only costs him his hand... so he can't "rock out" anymore and get back together with his girl. Hey, sacrifices for the greater good...
"Hey, I told you before, you're much more than just an employee. I care about you." Devil and his forked tongue.
More trouble afoot, the gay couple next door are demons, here they are shaving their horns. But there's good news, here's what the devil has to say about them: "I need to give you a friendly warning, about your two little demon neighbors. They're smallminded stubborn useless bureaucrats. Totally pathetic."
It gets better, they're part of the "demon resistance", they can only talk about it in "the (magickal) circle". "The devil can't penetrate a circle (perfection), he can only enter through corners, inside a circle he can't see or hear us."
Interesting. Indeed in the practice of Magick, the circle aka the magickal boundary needs to be perfect and the magician needs to remain in it at all times during the ritual, which means before and after banishing. Otherwise the magician exposes himself to whatever the hell can go wrong, for instance when conjuring entities, if there is no boundary between the magician and the entity psychosis/possession and whatever fun stuff can come to pass: Do not try this at home.
In Bavarian Illuminati member Goethe's Faust (1808), Mephistopheles (the "son of hell" in Goethe's "Faust", published in 1808) was able to enter into Faust's study because Faust's pentagram was poorly made... one of it's angles was broken:
Let me own up! I cannot go away;
A little hinderance bids me stay,
The witch's foot upon your sill I see.

The pentagram? That's in your way?
You son of Hell explain to me,
If that stays you, how came you in today?

Observe it closely! It is not well made;
One angle, on the outer side of it,
is just a little open, as you see.
Guess what happened on 9/11, there is clear damage to two lines of the Pentagram...

"The pentagon was set on fire, they’ve actually set a pentagram on fire." Prodigy
"I've got it, I've got it!" Saul said, laughing, "I looked every way but the right way before. He's inside the Pentagon. That's why they build it in that shape, so he couldn't escape. The Aztecs, the Nazis... and now us..."
"Yes," Mavis said grimly. "That's why thirty thousand Americans disappear every year, without trace, and their cases end up in the unsolved files. He has to be fed."
Their plan to take down the devil is using random acts of kindness and it's not going to well, demons barely able to withstand eating children and all. Sam takes off as this seems pointless at first, one of the guys chases after him, first draws a perfectly enclosed circle in chalk on the floor and says he doesn't agree with his lover's peaceful resistance plan's efficiency. "To someone with a mortal lifespan like you a century must seem like forever. You guys die so quickly your like goldfish. What we need to do is ram a nuke down the devil's throat!"
Bilderberg convention 2009

My point exactly, one word: Bilderberg.
Hooray 72 days without an injury (comes crashing down)
The demons have a surprise for Sam, "we prepared a humaaan sacrifiiiice!" This gets him out of his contract with the devil, they know of this thanks to a demon who used to work at legal in hell. The sacrifice takes over the devil's contract and Sam is free, the devil can't even reverse it. Of course, Sam's morals help him out, not wanting to condemn someone else, which btw, I assume gets you into hell in this show's belief system.
They have the sword of archangel Michael which vanquished Lucifer in the first heavenly war.
One problem, the boys aren't exactly down with the occult, this next thing isn't even explained in the series, but here Sam draws what we call a really shitty circle. Hence, the devil is able to hear and see it all.
So the devil knew about the rebellion and used Sam, to get rid of it, in a few seconds. Wasn't even Michael's sword, the devil replaced it long ago.
As he comes in and kicks ass, there's only one demon survivor. "They weren't exactly loyal employees."
Sam: "No that's not why, they weren't just annoying they were right, Steve was right, his peace plan - that was really a threat to you."
Devil: Oh yes I'm so terrified by people who are super friendly.
Sam: Oh come on, ou wouldn't have gone through all the trouble if you weren't afraid. What they were planning was gonna work.
Devil: That's an adorable theory but completely wrong. (lying...)
Sam: Love, generosity, decency, it weakens you, if everybody in the world was good, you'd have no one to tempt. You wouldn't even exist. IT WOULD DESTROY YOU!
Devil: Well, what are the chances of that ever happening, huh? Hahahah...

In the next episode 1x15 the Devil even gets Sam to make a deal, involving Andi believing him that he's working for the Devil, to get rid of the new resistance the Demon survivor was planning.
And all this happened in the wonderful land of boOze...


Rob Pugh said...

"Of course, Sam's morals help him out, not wanting to condemn someone else, which btw, I assume gets you into hell in this show's belief system."

Lost me there...

Reaper is a funny show... the dude playing the devil is just chewing up the scenery something awesome.

dedroidify said...

Sam doesn't wanna sacrifice someone else to take over his reaper duties. Cause killing is wrong and all. And I assume killing anyone for any reason would have gotten Sam into hell anyway.

Rob Pugh said...

Ah, check.

My reading comprehension blows today.

Oh, and "Jerry Belvedere"?

German turret?

Or take it all the way back and "a mighty man of valour" - "who made Israel to sin" - "a beautiful sight."

Which is actually kind of cool, if they put that much thought into it...

dedroidify said...

lol, maybe!

Here's what I made from the name

jerry-built: bad, defective.
belvedere: a view. The all seeing eye ;)

The devil :p