Monday, June 27, 2016

Preacher - South Will Rise Again

Jesse (Dominic Cooper) is feeling pretty good about himself. His ability to turn Odin Quincannon (Jackie Earle Haley) towards God has made him the town's new hero (even if neither he, nor the town, see how "well" this turns out for Odin's potential business partners). Continuing to use his gift to increase the size of his flock and help with the questions brought to him by his parishioners, Jesse even goes so far as to bring some peace to Eugene (Ian Colletti) by forcing Terri Loach (Bonita Friedericy) to forgive the man for her daughter's vegetative state. Of course the final scene of Jesse meeting DeBlanc (Tom Brooke) and Fiore (Anatol Yusef) for the first time, and learning what he has inside him may be far more complicated than what he believes, may just damage the preacher's calm.

Things are going less well for Donnie Schenck (Derek Wilson). With his arm still in a cast and his self-worth ground into dust after his encounter with Jesse in a public restroom and his wife (Jamie Anne Allman) threatening to sleep with someone a work if he doesn't find his old swagger, Donnie discovers his boss has been turned by the preacher. Meanwhile, unable to snap Jesse out of his new life, Tulip (Ruth Negga) turns to Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) for companionship, although it's obvious she has larger plans than simply boning a vampire. "South Will Rise Again" also gives us an extended scene with the Cowboy (Graham McTavish) whose Old West adventures have yet to be tied to the main storyline.

The series' fourth episode certainly has its moments, but I'm more interested in next week's episode and the answers which will come out of Jesse's conversation with the pair of angels than any once scene we get this week. Learning that it isn't the power of God inside him, what will the preacher's reaction be? And what happens to our favorite druggie vampire when he learns who Tulip's ex-beau is?

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