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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

PREACHER - OVERVIEW & SYNOPSIS

Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad’s church. Jesse’s mission, however, becomes twisted when his body is overcome by a cryptic force that unleashes within him a highly unconventional power. Together with hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vagabond Cassidy, the preacher-in-training embarks on a journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters.

The darkly comedic “Preacher” is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name.




PREACHER - SHOW DETAILS

PREACHER MAIN CAST

  • Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer
  • Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy
  • Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare
  • Ian Colletti as Arseface
  • Graham McTavish as The Saint of Killers

PREACHER MAIN CAST GALLERY




PREACHER EPISODE GUIDE

Preacher – Season 1, Episode 1 – Pilot
An entity crosses the galaxy and finds its way to Earth, where it inhabits a preacher in Africa who explodes soon after. The same phenomenon is observed at a Satanic Temple in Russia and in a gathering of Scientologists. Meanwhile, in Texas, Jesse Custer, a preacher with a sordid past, begins to lose his faith in his church and debates leaving. Tulip O’Hare, a mysterious woman from Jesse’s violent past, propositions him with a job, but Jesse turns her down. Cassidy, an Irish vampire, lands in Texas after a violent episode on a private jet. Jesse has a run-in with the abusive husband of one of his churchgoers and quickly subdues him and his friends, meeting Cassidy in the process. Jesse heads to the church to ask for a sign to continue. The entity appears in the church and inhabits Jesse. Three days later, Jesse awakens and decides not to leave the church, saying he is not quite done yet.
First aired 22 May 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 2 – See
In 1881, a cowboy leaves his home, searching for medicine for his sick daughter. In the present, Jesse baptizes his congregants. One of them, Linus, confesses to Jesse about his urges. Odin Quincannon and his employees tear down a home after purchasing its land. At the church, Jesse takes a drink from Cassidy’s flask and passes out due to its potency. DeBlanc and Fiore attempt to extract what’s inside Jesse: First with a song, then with a chainsaw. Cassidy interrupts and is shot, but manages to kill them. Tulip continues to nag Jesse about the “job”, but he refuses. Jesse uses his new power on Linus. Cassidy buries the bodies of the two men, but are back in their motel room being interrogated by Sheriff Root, who tell him “We’re from the Government”.
First aired 5 June 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 3 – The Possibilities
Tulip meets a woman named Dany in Houston, Texas and receives a piece of paper with the address of the enigmatic Carlos, with Tulip intending Jesse to aid her in confronting and killing the man who ruined their lives. Jesse tests the limits of his newly found abilities of persuasion and finally understands the nature of his abilities when Donnie confronts him with a gun, with Jesse later holding control over him. Cassidy tells Jesse of the possibilities of his abilities, while discovering the true nature of Fiore and DeBlanc; that they are angels from Heaven and that people will die if they do not retrieve what is inside Jesse.
First aired 12 June 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 4 – Monster Swamp
Cassidy tries to tell Jesse about Fiore and DeBlanc, though it falls on deaf ears as Jesse is distracted by the thought of rebooting All Saints Congregational, wanting more visitors. He later converts atheist Odin Quincannon to Christianity, using his power, in front of the entire congregation to achieve that goal. Angry at the death of a woman, Tulip carries out a form of vigilante justice, but the consequences are not as expected as she mistakenly throws Cassidy out of a window, only to discover him to be an immortal vampire.
First aired 19 June 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 5 – South Will Rise Again
Eugene asks for Jesse’s help with him and his dad after a disturbing message is conveyed to Eugene. Jesse abides and helps him in more ways than one. Fiore and DeBlanc attempt to assuage their reason to be on Earth, but are unable to convey their message. Jesse meets with the angels, who inform him of Genesis and Jesse’s powers are not to be used; but Jesse has been abusing them to help those who have come to him after persuading Quincannon at the church. Tulip and Cassidy bond after her learning of Cassidy’s secret and Quincannon meets with the Green Acres representatives to unexpected results.
First aired 26 June 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 6 – Sundowner
Jesse, Fiore, and DeBlanc head to the motel after a scuffle with another angel at the restaurant, which leads to more trouble than they had expected until Cassidy intervenes. Eugene makes new friends at school. Tulip reaches an understanding with Emily and helps with her chores. Eugene comes to Jesse in the church to have him take back the “forgiveness” Jesse bestowed the town. In anger, Jesse tells Eugene to “go to hell,” making him disappear.
First aired 3 July 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 7 – He Gone
In the present, Odin Quincannon asks Jesse to sign over the church, claiming to have won the bet. Jesse lies to the sheriff about whether he knows what happened to Eugene and tears up the floor of the church in a desperate attempt to get Eugene back. Cassidy confronts Jesse about sending Eugene to Hell, and exposes himself to the sunlight, revealing exactly what he is to Jesse. Even though a young Jesse and Tulip have grown close, Jesse’s father hands Tulip over to child protective services. That night, Jesse angrily prays that god will kill his father and send him to hell. Later, armed men come to the church and kill Jesse’s father as Jesse confesses that he prayed for this to happen.
First aired 10 July 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 8 – El Valero
In the 1980s, Odin Quincannon lost his family in a gondola accident during winter, prompting his spark for Atheism. Jesse fends off Quincannon’s attempts to tear down the church, and sees Eugene come back from Hell. Tulip decides to buy a dog. DeBlanc and Fiore are called to the church to extract Genesis in exchange for bringing Eugene back. While Quincannon becomes impatient and plans his assault once again, Donnie figures a way around Jesse’s power. Though Genesis is extracted, it manages to escape after an argument with Jesse, Fiore, and DeBlanc happens. Jesse asks for one more chance from Quincannon with a bigger bet than before.
First aired 17 July 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 9 – Finish the Song
In 1800s Ratwater, the Butcher of Gettysburg returns to massacre those who killed his family. In the present, Jesse tells Sheriff Root where Eugene is before escaping from the cop car into the night. Fiore and DeBlanc book a trip to Hell. Tulip asks Emily to take care of Cassidy while she takes care of something else; with Emily seeing just what Cassidy really is. Sheriff Root makes a discovery in Fiore and DeBlanc’s hotel room. Cassidy and Jesse make amends with the former helping Jesse with using the Heaven’s phone to find God.
First aired 24 July 2016
Preacher – Season 1, Episode 10 – Call and Response
Tulip comes back looking for Jesse, and finds him in an unusual place. Sheriff Root interrogates Cassidy for Eugene’s whereabouts. Carlos’ betrayal comes to light and revenge comes to the fold. After deliberation, Tulip and Jesse decide what to do with Carlos. While the police move in to where they think Jesse is, Donnie, Tulip, Betsy, and Jesse make preparations for the call to God. Though Quincannon shouts his issues with the existence of God to the crowd, Jesse attempts to make the call with technical issues. God seemingly shows up to answer the crowd’s questions, but Jesse has questions of his own. With Genesis, Jesse gets “God” to reveal that the man is an imposter and that God is missing and no one knows where he is. With people’s faith shattered from the call, consequences for the townspeople happen in various ways, which leads to the destruction of Annville. While at a diner, Jesse’s new plan is to travel and find God.
First aired 31 July 2016
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 1 – On the Road
Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy start their journey to find God, which is quickly put on hold after a police car flags them down and they go on a car chase involving multiple police cars. When they stop due to empty gas, Jesse uses Genesis to make the police officers do embarrassing things, but they are abruptly interrupted by the Saint of Killers who begins massacring all of them. Barely getting away, the trio make their way to Mike, a religious scholar that Jesse knows through his father. Mike reveals that a local strip club manager has supposedly seen God frequent the strip club. Mike later kills himself when the Saint of Killers arrives shortly after the trio leave, to avoid telling him where Jesse is. At the strip club, the manager is forced to tell Jesse and Tulip that God only came because he liked the jazz music, after she is shot accidentally by a security guard that Cassidy was fighting. At a motel later that night, Jesse sees the Saint of Killers walking up the road, and learns that Genesis is unable to work on him.
First aired 25 June 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 2 – Mumbai Sky Tower
Jesse, Cassidy, and Tulip narrowly escape from the Saint of Killers, learning of Annville’s fate in the process. Cassidy then remembers that he saw Fiore on television, now an act at a local Indian-style casino and hotel. It is revealed that after coming back from Hell, Fiore attempted to kill himself after the loss of DeBlanc, but ended up earning a job instead as a novelty act where he kills himself and comes back to life. Upon questioning, Fiore reveals to Jesse and Cassidy that the man hunting them down is the Saint of Killers and that the two angels hired him to kill Genesis/Jesse. Cassidy promises Jesse he can “convince” Fiore to call off the Saint of Killers. While at the casino, Tulip runs into someone from her past and kills him during a fight. At the bar, Jesse comes to the conclusion that he can find God in New Orleans. Leaving the hotel, Jesse tells Fiore to “find peace.” Fiore tells the Saint of Killers that the contract is still valid, and then asks the Saint to kill him, which he does.
First aired 26 June 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 3 – Damsels
Arriving in New Orleans, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy search jazz bars looking for God. Eventually, Jesse meets a singer, who is later kidnapped by a mysterious group and saved by Jesse. She reveals that someone previously had told her God was missing, and that the man later turned up dead. The woman is later revealed to be an operative for the mysterious group and confirms Genesis’ existence to their boss, Herr Starr. In the meantime, Tulip and Cassidy go to a house owned by Denis, seemingly friend of Cassidy’s. Tulip tells Cassidy that she is hiding from a man named Viktor, whom she previously betrayed. Hoping to end the problem, Tulip allows herself to be found and caught by Viktor’s men. Meanwhile in Hell, Eugene is made to relive the memory of the day he became “Arseface” repeatedly, with the memory showing that he was not at fault. A fault in Hell eventually pulls him out of the memory and shows him to be in a prison-type location. He learns that his cell’s door is unlocked and walks out into a long corridor filled with cells. Calling out for help, Eugene is shocked and terrified to see Adolf Hitler walk out of the cell next to him.
First aired 3 July 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 4 – Viktor
In an infomercial, Cassidy recognizes the actor who played the imposter God who spoke to Jesse’s congregation. They locate his talent manager who provides them with a demo reel given to him by the people who hired the actor. In the tape, the man is executed in order to get to Heaven. Cassidy reveals to Jesse that Tulip went to Viktor and may be in danger. Tulip is met with an extremely frosty reception from everyone at Viktor’s home, before Jesse arrives to save her. After confronting Viktor, Tulip tells Jesse that Viktor is her husband. Meanwhile in Hell, the cells keep breaking down, and in down times, Eugene bonds with Hitler and learns that his worst memory is 1918 Munich, when he met an art gallery owner. The superintendent of the ward meets with Eugene to tell him to act evil because he is in Hell and that they will be watching him, sanctioning deviant behaviour. Upon returning, Hitler is beaten by a fellow inmate, Tyler, with other inmates joining in. Eugene sees the camera and begins to kick Hitler.
First aired 10 July 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 5 – Dallas
In flashbacks, it is shown what happened to Jesse and Tulip after Carlos betrayed them and Tulip lost their unborn child in Dallas. They try to lead a normal life with legal jobs, but fail to get pregnant again. After a while, Tulip secretly resumes her work as a contract criminal. When Jesse finds out that she is back in crime, also learning that she has been taking contraceptive pills all the time, he decides to return to his father’s church in order to become a preacher himself, which leads to their breakup. After that Tulip meets Viktor and marries him for his money and power. However, when Dany calls her and tells her that she found Carlos, she leaves Viktor immediately. In the present, Jesse ponders to kill Viktor, while Tulip takes her stepdaughter to Denis’s house. However, Cassidy can persuade his friend not to do it, claiming Tulip has never stopped loving him. Instead, Jesse makes Viktor sign the divorce papers. In the evening, the Saint of Killers appears at Viktor’s house looking for Jesse and kills Viktor. At gunpoint, his scared daughter, who has been hiding in a closet, tells the murderer that she knows where Jesse is.
First aired 17 July 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 6 – Sokosha
When the Saint of Killers turns up at Denis’ home, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are just able to escape. At a library, they do research on their pursuer and find out that he has lost his soul. Jesse confronts the Saint and makes a deal with him: He will get him a new soul, so he can enter heaven. Tulip, Cassidy and Denis, who turns out to be Cassidy’s son, have to stay behind. Searching for a soul at a voodoo shop, Jesse learns that a Japanese company has taken over the soul-dealing business. It is revealed that Jesse comes from a family called L’Angelle, who somehow used to be involved in this. Being unable to find a matching soul in the company’s armored truck, Jesse finds out that his own soul does. So he extracts 1% of it and gives it to the Saint just in time. Instead of sending him to Hell, Jesse disarms the Saint of Killers, locks him in the armored truck, and drives it to a place called Angelville, where he sinks it in a swamp.
First aired 24 July 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 7 – Pig
In Vietnam, Herr Starr investigates the case of a floating pig, which has generated media exposure, and resolves the matter by ruthlessly killing everyone involved. In flashbacks, it is shown how he joined a powerful organization called the Grail, which preserves the lineage of Jesus Christ for the apocalypse and fights relentlessly any conflicting lore. Meanwhile in New Orleans, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy participate in a game where people get shot at while wearing a bulletproof vest and trick the other players in order to rob their money. Afterwards, Denis tells his father that he is dying from congestive heart failure and wants to be turned into a vampire to survive, but Cassidy declines. While Tulip suffers from nightmares about the Saint of Killers, Jesse has second thoughts about having sacrificed part of his soul for his friends and discusses the matter with a street preacher. Herr Starr is given the information on his phone that his next target is Jesse.
First aired 31 July 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 8 – Holes
In Hell, the superintendent announces that the reason for the power outages is a person who is not supposed to be there and vows to find the culprit. Hitler suspects that it is Eugene and tricks him to help another prisoner. For his good deed, Eugene is thrown into the “Hole”, where he is shown a fabricated memory of Tracy not shooting herself, but telling him that she promised herself to God as well as kissing Jesse, so that in the end Eugene still maims himself with the gun. When he returns to the others, Hitler offers to help him escape. Meanwhile in New Orleans, Denis’ health deteriorates, and he insists that Cassidy makes him a vampire. Jesse has the audition tape analyzed: the serial number of the gun in the video has been filed off, and there is the reflection of a coffee pot. When Tulip has a new refrigerator installed at the apartment, she follows the holes left by the bullet of the Saint of Killers to the adjacent apartments and finds Lara Featherstone, an agent of Herr Starr who has been surveying Jesse. On a phone call, Cassidy asks someone called Seamus for advice on how to handle Denis and gets told not to do it.
First aired 7 August 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 9 – Puzzle Piece
The agents of the Grail discover evidence of Jesse’s power, but Herr Starr, uninterested, orders them to kill Jesse. After a whole Grail SWAT team fails, Herr Starr is advised to activate “B.R.A.D.” in order to complete the task. During the fight with the soldiers, it is revealed that Cassidy has indeed turned Denis into a vampire. While B.R.A.D. is readied, Herr Starr starts to take an interest in Jesse, after finding out that he is searching for God, and starts reading his file for the first time. B.R.A.D., revealed to be a combat drone, has been activated and is about to blow up Denis’ apartment with a missile, when Herr Starr calls the mission off, having found something of interest in Jesse’s file. The missile destroys Harry Connick Jr.’s house instead, killing the singer. Herr Starr meets Jesse at a bar and offers help in the quest for God.
First aired 14 August 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 10 – Dirty Little Secret
While Lara Featherstone worms her way into Tulip’s confidence in order to make mischief and Cassidy bonds with his son, who appears to have no control over his vampire desires, Jesse repeatedly uses his powers on Herr Starr to make him reveal the true nature of the Grail. He learns that it was the Grail who hired and killed the God imposter. However, it becomes clear that neither the organization, nor the Christian religious leaders know God’s whereabouts. Later, Jesse meets the latest descendant of Jesus Christ, an imbecile from inbreeding called Humperdoo, who is clearly unfit to fulfill the role of the new Messiah. Herr Starr suggests that Jesse should use his powers to fill the gap left by God missing, which Jesse declines, relying on his friends. Meanwhile, Tulip is manipulated and led to find the Saint of Killers’ weapons, which makes her want to confront Jesse about it.
First aired 21 August 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 11 – Backdoors
In flashbacks, the teenage Jesse is submerged by his grandmother L’Angelle in a pond locked inside a coffin to break his will. In the present, when Jesse and Tulip have the armored truck raised from the swamp, the Saint of Killers seems to have disappeared, leading to tensions within the group. Herr Starr reveals his plan to replace the retarded Messiah with Jesse to his agents. Jesse has the intuition that the man in a dog costume, whom he met briefly when he first started his search for God in New Orleans, might have been the Almighty after all. But when he returns to that place, the person is no longer there. Tulip tries to have the weapons of the Saint melted down, but finds out they cannot be destroyed, so she sends them to Brazil by mail. After playing a recording of Jesse’s prayers to him, including the one where he begged for his father’s death, Herr Starr repeats his offer of Jesse taking over God’s job. Jesse declines again, ordering him to shove the tapes up his ass. As a consequence, it is revealed that the armored truck has been swapped by the Grail, and the Saint of Killers is released by an operative on Starr’s order. In Hell, after having seen Hitler’s worst memory of his last day as a good person, Eugene accepts his help to escape and they enter the “Hole” for a backdoor together.
First aired 28 August 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 12 – On Your Knees
First aired 4 September 2017
Preacher – Season 2, Episode 13 – The End of the Road
First aired 11 September 2017