Sunday, July 17, 2016

Oh, The Metahumanity! (One Episode Of Preacher Edition)Pre

Hard to believe we're coming up on the season finale of Preacher in just a couple of weeks. I'm very glad it got picked up for Season 2, because I'm excited to watch these actors and these characters actually on (hopefully) the mission from the comics, or a version of it.

Preacher: "He Gone" (5% Stupid)

Jesse Custer's chickens are starting to come home to roost. This episode is almost entirely Jesse finally coming to grips with the consequences of and limitations to The Voice, with Cassidy and Sheriff Root forcing him to confront the truth of what he did to Eugene, and Odin Quincannon seemingly serving a very different god than Jesse intended.

Which is the part that makes the least sense, because if he meant a different God in church, then his compelled conversion wouldn't be necessary. But that's a nitpick.

Cassidy also reveals his true nature to Jesse for real this week. It's unclear what happened out there, and whether Jesse actually put Cassidy out or not. I'm hoping the particularls of that interaction are revisited, because it's a little odd the way they left it.

Comic signifiers this week include the first mention of John Wayne and a slightly recast version of "until the end of the world" that I'm fine with. Sure, The Flash technically beat them to "grew up in the same house like brother and sister, fell in love" thing, even doing the colorblind casting of the girlfriend first, but the nice thing about this being Preacher is that the most creepy thing in all of The Flash would still be the least fucked up thing in all of Preacher, so it works.

Tonight, Jesse seems to be willing to sacrifice Genesis to get Euge back from Hell, which of course needs to go all weird and badly.

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