Preacher (S04E07) “Messiahs”

There is an ominous tone that propels this episode of Preacher forward. The lightness has been taken out of the atmosphere, as the end looms closer. Which side will prevail? At this point, it’s anyone’s game. The Saint of Killers is watching and waiting for his moment. (Spoilers Ahead)

The Bright Morning Star

A dark cloud hangs over Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) and Tulip (Ruth Negga) as they put their friend to rest. Was there more they could do? Perhaps. Although it seems as though this is just part of the greater design. Jesse’s (Dominic Cooper) demise won’t be a permanent fixture, there is still a significant role to play for him. Could he rule heaven? If only he wasn’t trapped in hell.

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Goodbye old friend. (Photo: IMDB)

Fiore (Tom Brooke), makes a heavenly appearance to coerce Jesse into taking God’s place. He has the power inside of him, and they need a strong leader. There is a fine line between heaven and hell, and the reality of the two seem to blur together. He is trapped in one, yet has choice in another. It could be another trick, but there is something more going on. They need him, and even if he won’t admit it, he needs them too.

kill or be killed

The bickering between Hitler (Noah Taylor) and Jesus (Tyson Ritter) is quite amusing, and brings a breath of fresh air to the death and destruction. The truth is out, that Humperdoo has been lost to them for awhile now, impostors have been trying to fill that void. This may change their tactics, perhaps the rules don’t always apply to the ones in power. Who needs a new Messiah when the one they have, right there in Jesus Christ, should be good enough.

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Nothing is ever as it seems. (Photo: Lachlan Moore/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)

Tulip and Cassidy are both in mourning, the sudden death of Jesse was a shock to their system. After all they have been through, this is how it ends. Tulip finally gains the courage to read Jesse’s words, the letter she has been hanging on to since he left. The key to their revenge is laying in wait, protected by an old friend. It’s time to retrieve the Messiah from hiding, any means necessary.

Does it even matter?

Where is God (Mark Harelik) in all of this? With his plan set in motion, he has time for other endeavors, such as working on his latest creation. Once the human race is eradicated, he will unleash his new “project” onto the world. There will be no survivors if he has his way, and it’s not often that God does not get his way.

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They have the power. (Photo: IMDB)

Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) has found out the hard way that his loyalty was never of importance. Another piece of him is lost to the cause, and he is a broken man. Good thing Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery) is still lurking about, she is cunning and sees the bigger picture. Hoover Two (Aleks Mikic) was a mole in The Grail all along, but the threat of putting the apocalypse in jeopardy costs him his life. Can anything stop the end? Or is it inevitable? I mean, everyone dies eventually anyway.

Tulip and Cassidy have the Messiah. God will soon rue the day he messed with Jesse and his family.


A new episode of Preacher airs Sunday, September 15 on AMC at 10/9c.

You can find previous reviews for Preacher here.