Preacher (S04E04) “Search and Rescue”

It’s all connected, and that fact comes out in the latest episode of Preacher. Against all odds, will they actually make it out of this one? If the apocalypse starts on time, well, none of them will have a chance. Good thing they have friends in “high” places. (Spoilers Ahead)

Down, down, down.

Jesse (Dominic Cooper) and his counterpart on his latest conquest, Pilot Steve (Ditch Davey), are left stranded in the middle of the sea after their plane goes down. Thanks to God’s constant meddling, and total disregard for ‘letting things go’. This is just another way to make Jesse pay. The twisted game is afoot, and it doesn’t come without casualties, in fact, there is no saving grace for Steve, despite all of Jesse’s “help”. The word, isn’s so good now, is it?

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Life or Death? (Photo: IMDB)

Set adrift, with nothing but time and the sun shining down, it doesn’t bring much comfort in their plight. There needs to be pain, suffering, and the realization that not everyone can be saved. Jesse’s denial to this fact is one of his greatest downfalls. Just when he thinks he is doing the right thing, it always reverts back to something more diabolical, without the intentions of doing so. It seems as though God (Mark Harelik) and Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) may have the upper hand this time. Good Luck Preacher Custer.

So much for that

Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) has been struggling with his demons, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to survive. He has an edge over his captors, and his primal drive proves to be their undoing. Frankie (Lachy Hulme) has gotten overconfident in his “relationship” with Cassidy, which ends up being a very dire mistake. In true Preacher fashion, Cassidy makes good on his death promise, and poor Frankie gets what is coming to him in the most gruesome and depraved way.

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Cassidy won’t be down and out for long. (Photo: IMDB)

Freedom is so close, but he is trapped in a fortress, it doesn’t take long before he is apprehended again. This time is different though, he has seen Tulip (Ruth Negga). This gives him the vigor he needs to continue the good fight. She came back for him, that in itself is enough to light a fire under his ass, especially when he learns that Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery) and company are laying in wait, knowing Tulip will be there shortly to aid him in his escape.

It’s a trap

The situations these characters seem to get themselves into are endless. There is never a light at the end of the tunnel for them, it’s just death and decay. Tulip may be free from the infirmary, but she is cornered by Hoover Two (Aleks Mikic), who has a job for her. Something that cannot be refused. She needs to act as a personal valet to some very important person, Jesus Christ (Tyson Ritter) himself, who is there for the important “apocalypse” summit. There is no hiding her true intentions for long, but luckily, she seems to have a friend in Jesus, that comes to light when Herr Starr comes to call, almost blowing her cover.

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Helllllooooo Jesus! (Photo: IMDB)

This melding of powers seems like it would be a good thing, even though Tulip is adamant to get things done on her own. She needs all the help she can get this time if she wants to make it out alive. Even with all his pull, it seems to be a lost cause getting to Cassidy. Featherstone is relentless in her quest to end Tulip, it’s consuming her to the point of collapse.

Although soon, the rescue mission is cut short. Cassidy has quite literally flown the coop, thanks to his meddling cellmate, who is quite unkillable it seems. Archangel (David Field) and Bloodthirsty Vampire. It could be an interesting spin-off. Time to alter plans, again. Perhaps with a new addition to the crew? If Jesus gets his way that is…

Signs of the times

The end of days is coming, which means everyone needs to fall in line. Hitler (Noah Taylor) is at Masada for the summit, representing hell. All the important “pieces” are in place, and it’s only a matter of time now before it all implodes. If they had any idea that Humperdoo, the key to it all, is still missing in action, it would upend them all. Good thing Herr Starr has a “duplicate” laying in wait, or they would have his head, and so much more.

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God will have his day. (Photo: Lachlan Moore/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)

The truth will come out, one way or another. Even the most powerful entities have their weaknesses, which we are slowly unraveling. Jesse is being tested, sure, but not in the way he thinks. Although his feet have now found the sands of Australia, his end is coming soon too. The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) and his loveable sidekick, Arseface (Ian Colletti) are hot on his heels.

You can catch a new episode of Preacher, Sunday, August 25 on AMC at 10/9c.

Previous reviews for Preacher can be found here.