1. Tulip Is Back, With Carlos
Tulip returns to Annville with her trunk full and a bone to pick with Jesse. After tracking him down to Donnie's house, she says that he has to kill Carlos. And then we flashback to Tulip, Jesse, and Carlos robbing a bank very strategically. Carlos just can't handle seeing Jesse and Tulip so happy and lets a security guard go. As Carlos drives away with what little money they could get, Jesse shoots the security guard, and Tulip has a miscarriage. Back to the present, Jesse goes outside to shoot Carlos in the trunk of Tulip's car after a series of arguments. She follows him out, saying that he shouldn't do that and that it's the nicest thing anyone has ever tried to do for her. They argue logistics of how they would do it without ruining Tulip's car and decide to let him go. But first they give him a nice beating.
2. Jesse Has Made An Unlikely Friend In Donnie
Yes, you heard right. Jesse is hiding out at Donnie's house. Apparently, Donnie came around after he stopped himself from killing Jesse in the church. He realized that he could show Jesse mercy the way Jesse showed him mercy in the men's room. I can't help but think that this has a lot to do with Donnie's hearing loss. It's so easy to trust someone when they can't manipulate you anymore. Regardless, both Donnie and Betsy are determined to help Jesse bring God to the people on Sunday. They even go so far as to help clean up the church and instruct Jesse how to use the phone. Betsy also alludes to a video communication upon inspection and says we won't just get to talk to God, we will get to see Him.
3. Cassidy And The Sheriff Share Quality Time
While Jesse is hiding out with Donnie and Betsy's house, Cassidy is not so lucky. Still love-sick, we find Cassidy in prison. After releasing the mascot, the Sheriff remains to interrogate Cassidy. He essentially tells him that he knows Cassidy is a Vampire and is gonna keep shooting him until he tells him where Eugene is. Cassidy, like any good captive, refuses to give up any information. Finally, he tells Sheriff that Eugene is probably still alive and that could be a very good and bad thing, depending on how you look at. He goes further and suggests that maybe Sheriff doesn't want to find Eugene - that he might be happy Eugene is finally gone. After unloading his gun into Cassidy's chest, Sheriff lets him go.
4. 'God' Comes To Annville
It's finally Sunday and Jesse takes his sweet time calling God on the phone. When the whole town is about to walk out on Quincannon's orders, "God" suddenly appears. The whole church is speechless and in awe. Finally, Jesse speaks up saying that people had some questions. "God" booms back with a "how dare you question me?!" After some strong words, "God" agrees to answer questions. Starting with "why do bad things happen to good people?" and moving on from there, the church erupts with questions. Quincannon asks if his daughter is in Heaven with Him, and "God" affirms that she is. He then turns to Jesse and says that he must have some questions. After asking a couple of questions about God's plan for him, Jesse realizes the "God" they are talking to is a phony. Coming back at him with "You're not God, are you?" The phony-God tries to instill fear in everyone asking again how he could be questioned. Using Genesis, Jesse gets the angel to admit that God is missing and nobody knows where he is. The connection to Heaven is then cut off as two other angels usher the fake-God off, trying to convince them that the Preacher made him say that.
5. Jesse, Tulip, And Cassidy Leave To Find God
After realizing God is missing, the whole town seems to down spiral. Emily tries to soothe her children into believing that nothing has changed. The two mascots hang themselves on a tree that looks incredibly similar to the one on the road to Ratwater, a group of schoolgirls murder the pedophile bus driver, Tracy Loach is smothered by her mother as her brother takes a selfie of it, and Quincannon cradles a meat-dummy dressed in his daughter's clothes. The man in charge of making sure the town doesn't blow up is now dead after a sexual adventure with a hooker. Methane vents open up all over town, blowing up the entire town in the process with the "flammable manure" that was controlled by the mysterious pressure room. Jesse, now at a diner with Tulip and Cassidy, decides to embark on a trip to find God, since he's missing. Back in Annville, the entire town in destroyed, leaving no survivors. The remaining angel gets shot by the cowboy who ominously says "Preacher" before Jesse embarks on his trip.
This episode was pretty intense, very fitting for a season finale. I wish Tulip and Jesse did kill Carlos, seeing as Tulip spent the entire season trying to convince Jesse to hunt him down and kill him. I don't see how she had such a change of heart. The fake-God was pretty hilarious and the entire church was convinced - everyone wanted to believe so much. I'm a little surprised by the reaction, though. Everyone just found out that there is a God, while he may be missing, he still exists. How could they just kill off all of the characters we just spent an entire season getting to know? I'm excited to see how this road trip love triangle turns out, though.