Preacher “BackDoors” Review

  After the big reveal of last week that the Messiah of Herr Starr’s group is a bumbling idiot it seems fit that they would be looking for a new one. It’s also fitting that the they would want Jessie to be there new leader since he got a glimpse of Jessie’s power first hand. The conversation between him and Jessie was just as good as the previous episode as both characters have great chemistry together. Pulling out all the stops to show why Jessie should join him, including letting him hear all of his prayers to God. In particular the ones thanking God for killing his father. But it didn’t work as Jessie made in stick it where the sun don’t shine. That decision may come back to bite em because they released the Killer of Saints.

    

  On the Jessie side of things, it seems that everything is finally taking a toll on everyone. The lies and everything that comes with it, including that the Killer of Saints is still very much a threat. It seems the one thing that everyone needed at this point was a vacation. Jessie was almost all for it until he got another lead on GOD and ran off again but this time no one was willing to help. Tulip went on a trip to melt the guns of the Killer of Saint to no avail and Cassidy came to the realization that he has feelings for her. I wonder how will this play into future episodes as we are only 2 episodes away from the season finale.

    

  The show finally got back to the story with Eugene and Hitler. The show continues to amaze me on how well of a job they have done to make Hitler a sympathetic character.  Giving a backstory of a man who was kicked around until he just lost it.  Before he was nothing but someone who lack a spine but with one bad day it all changed. All of it lead up to the big moment where Hilter helped Eugene escape before they found out that he didn’t belong there. All in all a solid episode that’s hopefully leading to a big finale.

Score 8.0 out of 10

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Preacher “Dirty Little Secret” Review

This week’s episode of Preacher started in a very interesting way to say the least. Let me start off by saying it’s amazing what this show is gettin away with. From having a character who has a face that looks like an asshole to A sympathetic Hitler.  This episode pushes it further by having an awkwardly long 2 minute sex scene with Jesus. Yes that Jesus. It’s interesting how he was portrayed in the way how while he was duty bound he also had wants and needs and a dirty little secret.

  On the Preacher side of the story, Jessie teams up with Herr Starr to find out more information on were God is. The dynamic between the two is very good as Herr admits that he wanted to kill Jessie but realized it maybe better to have him work with him for now.  Herr proceeds to drop a bomb shell on Jessie. Apparently they have the 25th great grandson of Jesus who is the Messiah. Jessie ‘s meeting with the Messiah wasn’t what he expected in the least bit as Humperdo seems more like a mentality challenge person than ancestor to god.

  

  The story with Cassidy and Dennis is interesting because he is falling further into the dark side as Cassidy. It may come a point where Dennis Tulip seems to be having a hard time copping with Jessie and was finding comfort in playing Guitar Hero with Jane. Well that was until Jane made the mistake of talking about the robbery that Tulip never told her about. The plan she came up with to take her off the trail seemed to be a good one as well. But this won’t last for long as it seems this will come to ahead real soon.

Overall a solid episode that’s more or less a setup for the next episode.

Score 7.2 out of 10

Preacher “Pig”  Review 

  This episode continues the search for God but hits a dead end as they have visited every bar in New Orleans. So what they decide to, run a scam. The scam itself was great and Tulip kissing Cassidy the way she did sure did raise an eye with Jessie.  

  So much so that Jessie asked her about it.   It was interesting seeing Tulip drink her fears away as she is still shook from her encounter with the “Saint of Killers”.  The dream showing the trama that she has from the encounter was a great to give you a look into how she feels.  Later in the episode she makes this even more clear as she is speaking to Jessie about how Jessie cut it so close and that if Cassidy wasn’t there she maybe would have been killed.

  Cassidy is dealing with his own drama since he found out that his son is dying. The only way he could save his son Dennis is by turning him into a Vampire.

    Parallel to this story is everything that’s going on in Vietnam. I liked the fact that doing most of the scenes with our heroes in the background was the news reporting about the pig. It was also a treat seeing an origin story of Herr Starr. His morbid outlook and cold attitude made for some funny and cool moments especially in the way he finally for into the Grail.
Overall a solid episode!!

Score 7:2 out of 10

Preacher “Sokosha” Review

This week’s episode of Preacher starts off very peculiar way as the first 5-10 minutes are not about Jessie and Crew. It’s about a mysterious man (played by James Kyson of Heroes fame) making a deal with a couple who was in desperate need for money for a strange substance out of the husband’s body. Only to sell this mysterious substance for a ton of money. 

  

  On the Jessie side of things they seemed to be having a good breakfast till the Killer of Saints arrived. Literally going door to door murdering ppl. The way Jessie found out he was there while not very believable it was entertaining.  It’s good to see that finally they have decided to find out more about the Saint of Killers and maybe a way to stop him. It was amusing that all they had to do to find out about him was to go to the library.  Unfortunately they forgot to tell Dennis not to go home ( also, none of them speak French).

  This left Jessie no choice but to confront the Saint to save Dennis. We also find out in a touching moment that Dennis is actually Cassidy’s son and he is sick.It was very smart for Jessie to tell the Saint the truth about God. It was also smart for Jessie to reason with the Saint by trying to find him a soul. Bad enough he has to get find a soul within 1 hour but he has to do it without any help from his friends. 

  Which brings us back to the beginning of the episode as we find out that the substance that they were selling at the beginning of the episode were pieces of soul. So it’s a race to find the right soul and bring it back. In the end it seems like Jessie out smarted the Killer of Saints but the big question is how long will it last and did Jessie make a mistake by giving up a piece of his soul to make it happen?

Overall much slower episode of Preacher but it gets the job done with establishing characters.

Score 7.5 out of 10

Preacher “Dallas” Review 

“Dallas” was a much needed episode of Preacher as it gave a much needed backstory to the relationship between Jessie and Tulip. The episode does a good job on giving just enough information on why Jessie may have given up his life of crime in well done flashbacks. It was very cool to see them trying to work as a couple and deal with a real problem that couples have. It was very refreshing to see Jessie’s frustration with not being able to get Tulip pregnant. 

  It was also great to see how there situation turned out back then as Jessie wanted to leave the life of crime and Tulip thought that was who they were. The dynamic between the was great and the moment when Jessie realized why Tulip was not getting pregnant was a powerful moment. The only knock I had with the flashback was Jessie’s nonchalant way of deciding on becoming a preacher. While the moments up to it seemed reasonable the moment when he made the decision didn’t seem powerful enough.

    

  In the present moment there was also a lot going on as Jessie was deciding on whether or not to kill Tulip’s husband. With all of the lies that Jessie has been told the past few episodes he was  in a dark place. There was the the dilemma that if Jessie decided to kill him there maybe not coming back for there relationship. But as Cassidy said it would take more than that to break them up. In the end Preacher decided to do the right thing and just get the divorce papers.  Overall a solid episode of Preacher and the kicker at the end makes for a very interesting episode next week.