Preacher AMC season finale recap: It’s explosive!
The executive producers, writers and cast kept a very tight lid on the direction of season 2 of Preacher on AMC at SDCC. Now, maybe we have some answers. If you’ve not watched Preacher’s season 1 finale, the following contains spoilers.
We start out by seeing that Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) still can’t enter a room without breaking down the door, pulling a gun and breaking a few noses. Tulip comes back after Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) had called, leaving a message saying, “Hi, Tulip. I just ate pancakes.” But Tulip had a mission in returning to Jesse.
We get the backstory of Carlos, a jerk from their past in Dallas, jealous of their happiness, Carlos releases a security guard, which causes Tulip to have a miscarriage of her baby. From this backstory, we find out why Tulip had Carlos tied up, now in the trunk of the car. By the way, a side note: Jesse’s hair in the backstory is about as “Kenny Powers from Eastbound and Down” as you can get.
Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) is in jail, as Eugene’s father has figured out that Cassidy isn’t exactly who he claims. He sees a history of his crimes dating back more than 50 years and notices that it’s not possible for him to be the age he appears to be. After shooting him a couple of times, Cassidy spills his guts, literally and in the sense of explaining, “The good news is he’s alive…well, maybe.”
Cassidy explains to the sheriff that his crimes were crimes of passion.
“Judging from (your arrest record), you’re a very passionate man, Mr. Cassidy.”
This all leads up to Jesse summoning who he thinks is God into his church. The building is full of the broken people of Annville, vampires, mascots and children. They get the opportunity to ask questions, like “why bad things happen to good people?”
Of course, we find out that this is an imposter, but worse yet, no one knows where the real one went. This sets Jesse, Tulip and Cass on a journey to find God. While they do, the congregation rips the building apart in anger. Then that anger rips their lives apart.
The people of Annville lose all hope, lose their minds and many just give up, taking their own lives. It turns out to be one of the most hopeless sequences in all of television.
At the ‘Five Aces Diner,’ we catch up with Jesse, Tulip and Cass as they make plans to find God. Several things are revealed here. First off, Cass breaks the news that he thinks “The Big Lebowski” is overrated. Then, Jesse talks to the Eugene in his mind (something we’ve seen him do frequently, since sending him to Hell), and vows to bring him back.
On the news, playing behind the counter at the diner, we see that the entire town of Annville, Texas is gone with potentially no survivors, after a cow dung explosion wipes it off the face of the earth. Fitting.
In what we think is the final scene, Jesse uses his powers to make Tulip kiss him, followed by her attempting to break his nose, which she seems to do quite often. After all of this, we finally see the Saint of Killers, the Cowboy, in modern times. He shows up in Annville, blows a hole in one of the only survivors and the season comes to a close.
Preacher has already been renewed by the network and season 2 will premiere in 2017 on AMC. Preacher season 1 will be available on DVD on October 4, 2016.