Preacher (S03E02) “Sonsabitches”

In this episode of Preacher we get to delve deeper into Jesse’s (Dominic Cooper) tumultuous past. The method behind his madness is purely for self-preservation. With a violent upbringing, a normal childhood was out of the question. He escaped his dear “Gran’ma” (Betty Buckley) before, perhaps he can do it again. With Genesis out of commission he is desperate to get it back.

Tulip (Ruth Negga) is dealing with her new lease on life. She is a strong character and I’m glad that they gave her a second chance, the trio, even when they are on the outs, just fit together perfectly. Her memories are leading her back on the path of destruction, the main target? Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery) and all those in “The Grail” who would hurt herself and her own.

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Featherstone and Hoover in hot water. (AMC/IMDB)

Meanwhile Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) is full of snark and a copious amount of disdain for Jesse. Though there is strain in their relationship, they have each others backs, even if it goes against all his thoughts and feelings. Cassidy isn’t going anywhere without Tulip, and Tulip will not leave Jesse in his moment of need.

Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) is back in all his macabre glory. He adds another unsettling element to an already warped series. The creators continue to push the envelope and deliver on the blasphemous mayhem, complete with a well-timed soundtrack. Nothing is untouchable and that’s what makes Preacher so much fun to watch.

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Jesse making a deal with the devil. (IMDB)

Jesse is ready to make a deal and get his soul back, but nothing ever goes according to plan. It’s to be expected in this world, and with the likes of TC (Colin Cunningham), Jody (Jeremy Childs) and Gran’ma in the picture, there is no escaping his fate. Jesse needs Genesis and it is going to be a battle to get it back. The past always catches up to him, it’s in his bones.

“The Boys” have it out for Jesse, it’s great how they have entangled that world with this season of Preacher. There is no shortage of action in this season so far!

It looks hopeless for the time being, but this is only the second episode in. The word “never” doesn’t exist in such a world, they will find a way to make things right and get out of Angelville. Gran’ma is a forced to be reckoned with, but that have faced far worse.

Still no Eugene (Ian Colletti), but something tells me he will grace our screens soon!

A new episode of Preacher airs on Sunday, July 8th on AMC at 10/9c.