Can you believe that we're only one week away from the Season 2 finale of Preacher? The AMC drama returned to screens during the summer for its second season, and the action has been nonstop since Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy set out in search of Heaven's holy leader, God.
Having ventured into the darker territories of New Orleans, the threesome have found themselves dealing with some seriously messed up stuff this season, from Herr Starr and his Grail organization to the Messiah, more commonly known as, ahem, Humperdoo. The penultimate episode of Season 2 proved to be one of the strongest hours of #Preacher yet — so, before we look ahead at what's to come in the last episode of the #AMC drama, let's take a look back at the five things you possibly missed in "On Your Knees."
1. The Way Out Of Hell Is Basically Through The Friend Zone
After last week's killer installment found Hitler aiding Eugene in his escape from hell, this week's episode saw the twosome reenter "the hole." While there, Eugene was forced to take part in an edited version of his Hell (which was the day Tracey shot herself).
Redittor In_My_Own_Image was quick to notice that the way out of hell was basically through the friend zone. In order to be able to make his way to the window and escape, Eugene had to turn down Tracey's romantic advances while making sure that she didn't blow her brains out. In other words, he had to convince Tracey that they were better off as friends, in spite of his attraction towards her. Poor Eugene Root just doesn't have much luck, does he?
2. The Denis Storyline Isn't Going To Have A Happy Ending
Last week's episode found Denis embracing his inner vampiric urges, much to Cassidy's dismay. Cassidy didn't shy away from telling the older man how he felt and stated his fears about the safety of their new dog Banjo, but Denis refused to hand over the puppy.
As a result, this week's episode saw Cassidy hiding the dog in his room. It's becoming clearer that Cassidy is frightened of Denis's true nature and unfortunately it's looking more and more like Cassidy will have to put an end to his son. We'll weep if it happens but, right now, there doesn't seem to be any other choice.
3. Is Cassidy Losing Control?
While we all know that Cassidy is attracted to Tulip, the vampire has always been able to keep his feelings hidden. However, during the latest episode of Preacher, Cassidy found himself staring longingly at Tulip's neck, and we could hear her pulse. I don't know about you, but for us this definitely indicated that Cassidy's attraction was more than sexual: he is lusting for her blood.
This raises the question: is Cassidy losing control? We've known the vampire for quite some time now and, so far, he's always been able to keep his bloodlust at bay, but could Denis embracing all of his own vampire desires have affected Cassidy in a negative way? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
4. The Saint/Undertaker Comparisons Continue
Earlier this season, we pointed out how Preacher fans were quick to notice that The Saint of Killers is extremely reminiscent of WWE wrestler The Undertaker, both in his dress sense and his mannerisms. The latest episode of Preacher seemed to play on this comparison as the cowboy got into a physical altercation with Jesse, and the way he walked around the room was reminiscent of WWE's Phenom.
However, the real comparison came moments later when the Saint chokeslammed Jesse right through the table. For those of who don't know, one of The Undertaker's signature finishing moves is the chokeslam. Well played, Preacher, well played.
5. The Grail Has Contacts Everywhere
As The Saint was about to get his revenge and scalp Jesse, the pair were interrupted by the villainous controller of hell (a.k.a the woman who has been making Eugene's life a misery). She told the Saint that he would need to return to hell with her or she would have his wife occupy his cell. The Saint accepted his fate and left.
While it all seems a bit coincidental, the reality of the situation is that Herr Starr and his organization The Grail planned this all along. They rescued the Saint and had him threaten to kill Jesse so that Starr could swoop in at the last moment and save the preacher. This would make Starr look like a hero and perhaps make Jesse reconsider his proposal about taking up God's mantle as Heaven's leader. The important thing here is that Starr clearly has connections in hell, which makes us wonder just how powerful the Grail really is.
Next week's season finale will no doubt be the most explosive episode of Preacher yet and we're already praying that the AMC series gets a third season. While not officially renewed, Preacher has quite the fanbase and, provided they make it through next week's finale, I have a feeling that we'll have plenty more adventures in the future with Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy.
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.