Episode Title: Emily Dates a Henchman
Original Airdate: 2-23-17
While I’m still not entirely sold on either the continued reliance on Batman or the overall chemistry of the cast, I will say right here at the start that this has been my favorite episode of this show so far. It had the right mix of absurdity, comic book references, and self-deprecating humor that totally worked for me. The episode itself is pretty self-explanatory after reading the title as Emily inadvertently starts dating a henchman. Of course, not just any henchman, but one played by Robert Buckley of iZombie fame.
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Episode Title: Call and Response
Originally Aired: July 31st 2016
The final episode is upon us and Jesse is planning the most important long distance phone call in history. there is a church full of people, the right phone, an angel hand so Jesse is as ready as he could be but will God answer the call. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:10
Episode Title: Finish The Song
Originally Aired: July 24th 2016
With only one episode left this season of AMC’s Preacher, everyone is shown preparing in his or her own way for Jesse’s climatic sermon next Sunday. Some people like Odin spend their time as if it was any other week, which apparently includes window side whiskey and an office fight club. His story is seemingly over, he will play a part in next week’s episode but it will most likely be one of pure reaction. His biggest role this season has already played out where he shows Jesse a loophole in his ability. That people of different beliefs may not be affected in the way he would anticipate. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:09
Episode Title: El Valero
Originally Aired: July 17th 2016
The Highlight of the eighth episode of AMC’s Preacher at least for me was Jackie Earle Haley’s Odin Quincannon. I have always been a fan of Haley ever since I saw him in Breaking Away and The Bad News Bears when I was a kid, and this episode finally answered the question of why he was here other than money. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:08
Episode Title: He Gone
Originally Aired: July 10th 2016
What do you do when you accidently send a teenager to hell? Do you feel remorse and do your best to reverse your actions? Do you break down and cry, overwhelmed by the guilt of his eternal damnation at your hands? Do you post an ad on Craigslist offering your services to fed up parents, or do you just go about business as usual? Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:07
Episode Title: Sundowner
Originally Aired: July 3rd 2016
Finally there were some interesting developments in the latest episode of AMC’s Preacher. The origin of Jesse’s power was revealed, Tulip tried yet another strategy to win Jesse back and the angles are in big trouble.
I think that when this season is released on Blu-Ray and DVD that the season one collection should be titled unintended consequences. I shared that thought in my review last week and this week the angels voiced that fear to Jesse while they tried to convince him to relinquish his powers.
The best scene of the show took place this week, it was action packed, funny and shot well, until the end. When it started to pull back until everything was happening in one small blurry spot causing the scene to lose its effectiveness. After this particular scene it’s amazing that Jesse can still want to hold on to the voice and not turn it over immediately, to keep that kind of danger and craziness out of his life.
He may truly feel it was part of God’s plan for him to have receive Genesis or it could be his selfish desire to do something good and him viewing this as his only chance. If he doesn’t master his ability soon
As a whole, the show continues to be well shot and pretty to look at between the mix of muted and vibrant scenes. The acting of Jesse and Cassidy are still the high points for me but Tulip is growing on me as her manic moments continue to decrease as the season progresses. I really like Emily but her character gets almost no respect from the main trio. She is obviously in love with Jesse which causes her confrontation with Tulip in tonight’s episode, but Jesse is focused solely on his church and his hang-ups involving Tulip to even acknowledge Emily let alone her desires. The biggest character mystery of the show is Jackie Earle Haley’s Odin Quincannon, I have no idea what his end plan could be. Is he somehow able to ignore Jesse’s commands or how does murdering several people serve God? The biggest plot mystery is when the Cowboy will return and how his story will be connected to Jesse and the rest. One let down of a subplot is the story involving Mayor Miles and his inability to decide what he should do about witnessing Odin killing the Green Acre people. He knew that turning in Odin would cripple the town and that he did not want to be the mayor responsible for it so all of his waffling and seeking advice was a waste of time and only served to reach the episodes running time.
I think I know how the next four episodes will play out on a large scale but I could still be surprised by the details of how they get there. After Jesse’s outburst and misuse of his ability things are going to go downhill over the next few episodes before reaching a conclusion that will rock the tiny town and possibly fulfill Tulip’s wish of going back on the run together.
Episode Title: South Will Rise Again
Originally Aired: June 26th 2016
Preacher as a series is doing an amazing burnout with how well it is spinning its wheels. In this episode, Jesse is doing his best to be a good preacher and is not always successful. Emily is pining for Jesse but she was incapable of voicing her affection for the trouble man of faith. Tulip is still trying to pull Jesse back to her and the life they had together before it was ruined by Carlos, going as far to try and embarrass him in front of his flock instead of just seducing him. Cassidy is seemingly content to stay in the small town at this point no longer concerned with the return of the vampire hunters and making money to flee to his unspecified destination. His life has dissolved in to a relentless pursuit of drugs and women. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:05
Episode Title: Monster Swamp
Originally Aired: June 19th 2016
This week’s episode of Preacher was at once both entertaining and potentially pointless. Not much happened again this week but now I have a feeling where things may be heading. If my guess is correct this season will not be beloved by the fans of the comic, but it could be setting up for a second season that is more true to the plot of the comic. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:04
Episode Title: The Possibilities
Originally Aired: June 12th 2016
Everything is a possibility when you are Jesse Custer and have the ability to make anyone do anything that is physically possible. Unfortunately, Jesse was not in charge of writing this episode or maybe he could have made them write a script where more happens. Other than the fact that not much happens in this episode the writers should be disciplined for not adding in a Coming to America reference in the scene where Jesse is testing out his control over Cassidy. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:03
Episode Title: See
Originally Aired: June 5th 2016
Two episodes in and the best way to sum up Preacher is baffling but fun. My main hope for the second episode of Preacher was that it would slow down, be a little more focused, and begin to unravel the story that will be told over the 10-episode season. It was not better by leaps and bounds but it was an improvement over last week. Instead of splitting the story almost in thirds, it strongly focuses on Jesse with Tulip and Cassidy acting as supporting characters. Continue reading Preacher S:01 E:02