Preacher (S03E05) “The Coffin”

The world of Preacher is deep, dark and disturbing, to say the least. Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) has found a way out, and now it’s up to the daring duo, to plot their escape out of Angelville. Do not be fooled by Gran’ma’s (Betty Buckely) frail nature, she is a dangerous, cold-hearted snake. Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Jesse (Dominic Cooper) find out just how ruthless she can be.

Outnumbered, even with fearless notions, Tulip and Jesse find themselves at the mercy of their hosts. Jody (Jeremy Childs) and TC (Colin Cunningham) prove to be just as diabolical, and unforgiving as the matriarch. Gran’ma has a tight grasp on Jesse’s very existence, they are at a standstill.  Escape won’t come easy for the duo, especially with Jesse doing time in “The Coffin”.

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Humperdoo, showing off his skills. (Google)

Humperdoo (Tyson Ritter) makes a long-awaited appearance, accompanied by Herr Starr (Pip Torrens). The Messiah isn’t quite what they want for their image, this puts them in dire need of Jesse’s “specialties”. The Grail is on a deadline, the world needs hope, but a tap dancing savior just isn’t going to cut it. Fortunately for Starr, his overseer is pleased with the outcome, for now.

While Jesse and Tulip are dealing with the consequences of their actions, Cassidy has found like-minded individuals, or so he believes. Who knew there was a dating app for vampires? It’s good to know that dating, even for suave “outsiders”. In true Preacher form, nothing is ever as it seems, and Cassidy is painfully aware just how alone he is. Good thing Whiskey is there to keep him company.

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Cassidy just can’t catch a break. (Photo: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures)

As we further uncoil the unhinged world where dear, ol’ Gran’ma exists, maybe she’s a greater foe than they first thought. While there is no pinning down Tulip or Jesse for long, this new threat isn’t easily fixable.  Due to Tulip’s shoot first, ask questions attitude, it ends up bringing some dire results. There are always repercussions, even with the best of intentions.

To save Tulip’s life, Jesse must resurrect his dear Gran’ma. Undoubtedly, this will certainly put a damper on things to come.

There is a new threat on the rise, and almost certainly, no one is going to get out of this unscathed.

Final thoughts

Preacher eclipses the realm of the bizarre, and the amount of talent that is involved in this show is staggering. Each actor and the character they play, adds new and infinite depths. This is one of the reasons why people keep tuning in. That and the out of box thinking, and unapologetic storytelling. Playtime is never over.

With so many episodes left at our disposal, there is sure to be more disturbing content to come. As a result, there is no predicting the outcome of events, but maybe it’s better that way. A show is sure to go stale if you have nothing but predictability but in this world, there are no limits.

a new episode of preacher airs on sunday, july 29 on amc at 10/9c