We're well into the second season of Preacher and the laughs just keep on coming as Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy continue their search for God. The holy leader vanished from Heaven back in Season 1 and ever since the second season began airing, the threesome have been searching high and low in New Orleans while trying to avoid the devilish Saint of Killers.
The murderous cowboy has made it his mission to dispose of Jesse Custer and Jesse's usage of his genesis ability has led the cowboy right to his doorstep. The latest episode of #Preacher was arguably the best episode of the #AMC dramedy yet, featuring everything you'd want from a Preacher episode — action, suspense and a little dose of the feels. However, before we leave this episode in our rear view mirror, let's take a look at five things you probably missed from Preacher Season 2, Episode 6. Before we begin our sermon, be warned that spoilers follow.
1. The House From 'American Horror Story: Coven'
The episode began with a man entering a beautiful New Orleans house — it was clear to viewers that someone with a lot of cash lived here. However, that's not what was interesting about the house. This exact building is mostly recognized for its regular appearances in American Horror Story: Coven where it served as Miss Robicheaux's Academy, a training school for the young witches. The mansion has become synonymous with AHS so it was pretty cool to see it pop up in Preacher. No witches materialized yet but this is Preacher we're talking about, so anything is possible.
2. Is Tulip Illiterate?
Early on in the episode, Tulip is seen making pancakes for Jesse and Cassidy and she uses M&M's to spell out their names on the surface of the pancake itself. However, one eagle-eyed reddit user Swankyfunk noticed that Tulip spelt Cassidy like "CASS DEE". While there are several possible explanations for this (for example, maybe she didn't have enough room on the pancake's surface) fellow reddit user Ririkkaru suggested that Tulip might be illiterate because, after being peeved at the thought of going to the library, she chose to listen to an audiobook instead of reading, defending herself to Jesse by saying "it's still a book."
3. The Actual Saint Of Killers' Comic Was Featured
While Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy researched The Saint of Killers at the library, viewers were treated to a montage of all of the works that have featured the killing cowboy within the show's fictional universe. However, one of the works used was actually the Saint of Killers spin-off comic book that exists in real life. Oh Preacher, we do love a good meta reference!
4. The L'Angelle Name Is Significant
While looking for a soul, Jesse checked out New Orleans' own Papa Bebe's House of Voodoo. After his question about souls sparked Papa Bebe Jr.'s interested, the store owner asked Jesse for his name. Eventually, the preacher answered with "Jesse L'Angelle." Papa Bebe Jr. appeared to recognize the name, suggesting that the L'Angelle name is of great significance. Moreover, Jesse showcased a vast knowledge on the subject of souls and who sold them, suggesting that he had been involved in something in the past that we've yet to learn about.
If you remember back to the Season 2 premiere, it was revealed that Jesse's mother's name was Christina L'Angelle. Other than that we know very little about his mother, but this scene suggests that she was somehow significant in New Orleans.
5. Jesse's Soul Is Tied To The Saint's
While promising the Saint that he would get him a soul, Jesse ran into a bit of a hiccup when the soul seller had none matching the Saint's description. However, in a last ditch attempt to save his life and those of his friends, Jesse agreed to give the Saint a small fraction of his own soul. With Jesse's soul now inside the Saint, the cowboy was susceptible to Genesis and had to obey everything that the preacher commanded. We'll admit, seeing Jesse order the Saint around was pretty awesome (not to mention a little hot) especially when he explained to the Saint that this was his plan all along. Oh, Jesse, you smart, smart man!
However, there was a big problem — because Jesse and the Saint share the same soul, Jesse cannot send the Saint to Hell because the command would take him to Hell too. Talk about a match made in, ahem, Hell.
We're almost halfway through the second season of Preacher and our eccentric protagonists have yet to find the almighty God. Whether or not they succeed in their search has yet to be seen, but with Herr Starr set to become more important, one thing's for sure: We can't wait to see what lies ahead for Jesse Custer. Either way, the Saint is currently indisposed but we have a feeling we haven't seen the last of the relentless cowboy. Only time will tell.
Preacher airs Mondays on AMC.
Did you notice anything that we missed in the latest episode of Preacher? Tell us in the comment section below.