The following is a quick review of the second episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.
In the second episode of Preacher (“See”), Jesse (played by Dominic Cooper) deals with the knowledge that the local bus driver may be a pedophile. Cassidy (played by Joseph Gilgun) has to make up his mind: to fight or to flee. Meanwhile, Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) is trying to get Jesse to stop playing the nice guy.
I’m not quite sure what was happening in the episode opener. It was 1881, and we had a lullaby, as well as a silent, creepy lone ranger. I’m sure it will be important later, but I was lost in the opening. All it did for me, was get me excited for the possibility of a Red Dead Redemption TV-show being made. Please, Rockstar. Please make that show.
Now, one of the things I loved this episode for, was that the show didn’t tease the ‘cowboys’ for more than one episode. We got to see what they were going to do in this episode. I’m glad the show got to the point fast, with what may be the coolest scene/fight in the show so far.
“Like I said, Padre. No trouble.” – Cassidy.
That was a weird chant or ritual, huh? A coffee can? A chainsaw? What the hell was that all about? I love that Cassidy returned to save Jesse, but the guys obviously weren’t there for him. I’m still a bit confused about what the show will ultimately be about, but as along as it keeps on being this entertaining, then I don’t care what it is about.
It must be terrible to hear what sins people have committed, and then not able to do anything about it. When the bus driver talked about his urges, I really needed Jesse to use his power on him. I’m glad he did that, but it was a much more violent conversation than I expected it to be. Great nonetheless.
“Open. Your. Eyes.” – Jesse Custer.
A great cliffhanger to end the episode on. I don’t think it’s going to work, and there are two reasons why: 1) the girl’s injury seemed too severe. As far as I understand Custer’s power, it’s the power of persuasion, not anything more than that. So, basically, I don’t think there’s anything left for Jesse to manipulate. 2) Also, to end it on a cliffhanger indicates that it won’t work. We’ve seen Jesse’s power work more than once now. I don’t think this miracle will work.
– I’m Jeffrey Rex