This week’s Preacher was a biggie: Not only did Fiore and DeBlanc reveal to Jesse what was inside of him, but the superpower it gave him claimed another victim — and this one really hurt. (Nothing personal, Ted.) Who wound up being “helped” straight to hell? Read on and find out!
‘BABY’ TALK | As “Sundowner” began, the angels explained that Genesis, aka the entity currently residing in Jesse, was the offspring of a scandalous angel/demon union. Oh, and also “the singular force that would… threaten all of creation.” That, too. The duo had barely gotten done telling the preacher that they didn’t know either how Genesis had escaped from their custody or why it had chosen him when they excused themselves to go murder a woman in the diner parking lot. Wait, what? Turned out, they’d sensed that the woman was a seraphim sent from above to apprehend them (since their unapproved visit to earth had made them outlaws). Of course, just as Fiore and DeBlanc had regenerated every time Cassidy had killed them, the deceased immediately popped up again. After the angels and Jesse took their brutal fight to the Sundowner, the preacher’s vampire pal joined in, and at last the seraphim was bloodily, um, “disarticulated.” Even after all that, however, Jesse refused to let the angels have Genesis. “I have what I want,” he said, “what God wants.” Mm-hmm.
GIRL TALK | After barging into Emily’s house to threaten her to stay away from Jesse — and breaking her little girl’s “art thing” for emphasis — Tulip apologized, and the women actually bonded. Hilariously, Emily offered the bad girl a beer. “It’s 10 in the mornin’,” replied Tulip, incredulous. Since Emily was so busy, Tulip offered to watch her sick daughter so that she could run errands. Er, did Tulip have any experience with children? “I had a kid once,” she admitted. “That count?” Instead of baby-sit, Emily let Tulip run stuff over to All Saints’ for her. At church, Cassidy was crushed to realize that his BFF was the boyfriend on whom Tulip was so hung up. (Apparently, his feelings for her were/are real. I’d half-suspected he was just kidding around.)
TOUGH TALK | Tormented as he was over witnessing Odin blow away Jerry Cutler and the reps from the Green Acre Group, Miles didn’t turn in Annville’s answer to Montgomery Burns. Instead, he phoned the company to let them know that there had been a fiery car accident. And finally, Eugene was shocked when, after being publicly forgiven by Mrs. Loach, kids at school started being nice to him. The thing was, it didn’t feel right to him. Especially knowing that Jesse had done “something” to get Mrs. Loach to embrace him, the turnabout didn’t feel honest. When the teen asked Jesse to again render him unforgiven, then went so far as to suggest that the preacher was “cheatin'” the natural order of things, even sinning, the dark side of Genesis took hold of Jesse, who barked, “Go to hell, Eugene!” And, since it was a command, that was — poof! — exactly what the boy did.
So, big episode, right? I’m not sure which was more heartbreaking — Cassidy being trapped behind the closet door while Tulip flirted with Jesse or Eugene being banished to hell. Was it just me, or weren’t you terrified that his classmates were setting him up for some kind of nasty prank when they led him to that dark, creepy storm drain?
Anyway, what did you think of “Sundowner”? Do you think we’ll get Eugene back from hell? Are you Team Jesse or Team Cassidy where Tulip’s concerned? Hit the comments!