Preacher (S03E07) “Hilter”


Worlds collide in the latest episode of Preacher. Desperate times, call for desperate measures, even if it means making a deal with the devil. Not in the literal sense, of course, but close enough. Jesse’s (Dominic Cooper) very existence is hanging in the balance, all it takes is one wrong move. Genesis is the only way to get his life back, but the road ahead is paved with trials and tribulations.

We are joined briefly by The Saint of Killers Variety Hour. On his cross-country trek to gather the two escapees, it sounds like it could be one hell of a spin-off. Eugene (Ian Colletti) may be going with him willingly, but Hitler (Noah Taylor) isn’t going to leave without a fight. Sure, the very presence of such a disgusting individual is very risqué, but somehow the creators make it work. The Saint (Graham McTavish) has no qualms dragging Hitler back to hell, kicking and screaming.

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The Saint and Eugene. (Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)

Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) has finally found his circle, of like-minded individuals. With the guidance of Eccarius (Adam Croasdale), the loneliness is starting to dissipate. Even with all the perks of being a vampire, there is something unsettling happening in the shadows. It’s not the fact that they have a band of badass clergymen and women after them or the fact that Eccarius is enamored by the charming Cassidy. It runs deeper than that, in fact, Cassidy may be in more danger now than he ever has been before.

The not-so-chance meeting of Gran’ma (Betty Buckley) and Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) bring another dynamic to the show. Jesse is the answer to all of their problems, but we all know that Gran’ma isn’t partial to sharing what is hers. The promise of a lifetime of souls alters her perception, allowing Herr to continue with his plan to overthrow the “All-Father”. Once Jesse has his soul back, he will be unstoppable, Genesis will make sure there are no loose ends.

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Making a deal with “the devil”. (Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)

Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery) must join forces, in order to hold up to their end of the bargain. With ass kicking always on Tulip’s mind, she must put her grudge match aside, Jesse is depending on her. They are a package deal, and no one will convince them otherwise. It was nice to see a glimpse of human feeling from Featherstone, there may be hope for her yet.

This episode seemed to have it all, and they are not afraid to keep pushing the envelope and containing the chaos. There is a fight coming, and the next episode is sure to get messy.

Soon the Messiah will rise.

The next episode of preacher airs sunday, august 12 on amc at 10/9c