Preacher (S03E09) “Schwanzkopf”


Blood, guts and a bit of tap dancing, just another mayhem-filled episode of Preacher. This show proves time and time again, it’s not for the faint of heart or easily offended. Off the wall and grotesque, but fans wouldn’t have it any other way.

Jesse (Dominic Cooper) isn’t as helpless as he seems to be, and it’s easy to distract “All-Father” (Jonny Coyne). He isn’t going to give up Genesis without a fight, and a fight is what you get. The possibility of being crushed to death isn’t enough to deter Jesse’s plan. Instead, he uses Genesis to his advantage, which violently explodes those who are not worthy.  Cue the blood, guts, and gore.

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Jesse and Herr, the struggle is real. (Photo: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)

Herr Starr’s (Pip Torrens) plan seems to be going well until Jesse gets his soul back. It’s been a long time coming, but he is back in all his glory. With the power of Genesis coursing through his body, he can finally take on dear ol’ Gran’ma (Betty Buckley). Although the upcoming battle won’t be easy, especially with Satan in the mix. He will not be the Messiah, not yet.

Due to some poorly timed interaction, with an overly excited Eugene (Ian Colletti), Tulip’s (Ruth Negga) cover is blown. Instead of Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery) getting dragged down to hell, Tulip take’s her place. It may be a bittersweet reunion, but finally, Eugene gets to see a friendly face.  There are certain rules, ones which The Saint (Graham McTavish) abides by, but some think they are above them (a.k.a everyone else). He will be a valuable ally once he snaps.

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Eugene. Just happy to see a friendly face. (Photo: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC)

Escaping the bus to hell seems to be impossible, but help comes in the most unexpected way. It seems as though Hitler (Noah Taylor) has made some friends, who just so happen to have a tank. Sending the bus on a fantastical spin, such a well done and entertaining scene. Freedom is just beyond the broken glass, but at what price?

I haven’t forgotten about dear Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). He has a knack of making friends in all the wrong places. This road has lead him to heartache as well, as a slow and painful death awaits him. In times like these, it becomes painfully clear just how much Tulip, Cassidy and Jesse need each other.

The end of the world is coming. I don’t think anyone will be ready for the awaiting chaos. Humperdoo’s (Tyson Ritter), Humperdoo’s everywhere, at least nature will take its course now.

The next episode of Preacher airs Sunday, August 26 on amc at 10/9c