Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Preacher - Dallas

After a pair of mediocre episodes, Preacher gets back to basics with an episode that fills in a bit of Jesse (Dominic Cooper) and Tulip's (Ruth Negga) past as the flashbacks are set against our protagonist's plans to murder his girl's husband (Paul Ben-Victor). On the plus side "Dallas" is well-structured with the use of montage to explain the monotony the pair found themselves in between the loss of their unborn child and their reunion in Texas. On more of a mixed note, the episode also reminds us that Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) are all pretty much awful human beings (or vampires, in Cassidy's case).

Far more focused the the aimless wandering of the previous two episodes, "Dallas" works in a couple of different ways including showing some minimal growth on Jesse's part. Even with that it's hard to look at any of our three protagonists and see them as heroes (even through their own eyes they only see the awful in each other). Despite the creature's slaughter, the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) is beginning to look more and more like the hero of the story. That doesn't say much for the show in the longterm, but at least here Preacher is able to deliver a solid episode.

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