Preacher (S03E01) “Angelville”

This season of Preacher promises to bring the dark world of Angelville to life and the unsettling characters who reside there. It adds another macabre element to an already disturbingly brilliant show. There are so many layers the creators have sewn together, making a patchwork of chaotic chemistry. It just fits. Before you go on, there will be spoilers in this review.

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New players enter the deadly world of Preacher. (AMC)

Now that the excruciating wait for Preacher has finally ended, it doesn’t take long for them to pick up exactly where they left off. With Tulip (Ruth Negga) trapped in Purgatory, Jesse (Dominic Cooper) has to turn to some unsavory characters to get her back. Angelville holds anything but innocent spectators, there is sinister notions and morbid curiosities around every corner.

Jesse is desperate to save the life of his beloved Tulip, but it’s going to come at a steep price. Love will not bring him back from the brink this time, and his loving ‘Gran-ma’ (Betty Buckley) has him right where she wants him. It leads you to believe she knew this would happen all along, Jesse never had a chance against her. Essentially indebted to the devil this season is sure to have its shares of twists and turns.

We get a glimpse inside Tulips own person hell deep in the bowels of Purgatory. Reliving moments that should’ve stayed buried and forgotten. It says a lot of her character and why she turned out the way she did. Chaos has always been in her blood and she thrives in it. Even death can’t hold her down for long.

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Cassidy and Jesse forever at odds. (AMC)

Jesse is forced to revisit buried memories and reopen wounds long-lost, but it’s all for the greater good. Tulip must be saved. With Cassidy’s (Joseph  Gilgun) help, there is hope yet. Time is running out and it brings a sense of panic to the show. The manic ride never seems to end, but it is something that has been well received by fans. Luckily they are able to pull themselves together and work towards a greater cause, since the relationship between the dynamic duo is strained, breathing life back into Tulip may restore some semblance of normalcy again, whatever that is.

This episode wouldn’t be complete without a special cameo from God himself. Does he really have something important in mind for the newly rejuvenated Tulip? I am sure that will be revealed in the very near future.

On another note, where the hell is Eugene (Ian Colletti)?

A new episode of Preacher airs on Sunday, July 1 at 10/9c on AMC

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