With Genesis in reach, Jesse has to overcome a final obstacle for Starr. Tulip, Featherstone, and Jody make a special trip to Japan, and Cassidy is in more trouble than he realizes. Here’s our recap of “Hitler”.
The season of Preacher has been insane, and “Hitler” is setting us up for something big at the end of the season. Let’s take a look at the pieces on the board and what they could mean moving forward.
Satan promised the Saint of Killers that if he brought Eugene and Hitler back to hell, he’d get his guns back and that would free him up to go after Jesse. The Saint has Eugene, and after tonight’s episode, he has Hitler, too.
Once the Saint puts them back where they belong, this could mean he’ll face off with Jesse who could have Genesis by then..or he could meet someone else.
Eccarius and Cassidy
You’d have to be oblivious not to sense the chemistry between these two from the get-go, and after Hoover almost kills Eccarius, he and Cass kiss!
Yeah, Eccarius is a bad guy, and not just a “he’s a vampire and done some shady shit before.” We find out that the vampires he turns don’t actually fly anywhere.
After talking Cassidy into turning Lisa into a vampire, the next morning, Eccarius gets her ready to go away. She believes she’s going to set up a safe haven for other vampires somewhere in the world. However, in the car, Eccarius tells her that she won’t be going anywhere. In fact, he basically tells her that he hates vampires.
“But you’re a vampire.”
“Yes, and I’m the worst one of all.”
Then he drains her, takes her outside, and lets her burn to ash in the sun.
Afterward, he goes back and gets into Cassidy’s coffin and kisses him.
RUN, CASSIDY. This won’t end well!
This is the ultimate setup for the final three episodes of the season.
Starr makes a deal with Gran’ma.
He gets Jesse, and he’ll get her all the souls she wants. It turns out that The Grail owns the soul harvesting company from Japan because OF COURSE THEY DO.
Gran’ma accepts the offer but not before using the bloody napkin to pitch Jesse against the wall and hold him there, demonstrating her power to Starr. If she doesn’t get what she’s promised and Jesse isn’t returned to her, she’ll kill him. Then Starr won’t have Jesse and neither will she, but I think Gran’ma is one of those “if I can’t have him, no one will” kind of people.
She further illustrates that point right before Jesse leaves and he tells her that’s she’s getting what she always wanted…souls.
“Good. Otherwise, I’ll tear you in half and suck out your soul, and send you to hell like I did to your momma.”
WELP. Like Jesse needed another reason to kill this woman.
After all this, it’s decided that the group will split up.
Jesse and Starr will go to retrieve Jesse’s soul while Featherstone, Tulip, and Jody will go to Osaka, Japan to get souls for Gran’ma.
Between Featherstone and Jody, Tulip may kill someone before she gets back.
T.C. is going to ruin everything.
In a brief exchange early in the episode, Featherstone mentions Genesis to Tulip. They both yell at him that it’s a band, but he carries it with him. After everyone leaves for their separate missions, he asks Miss Marie what Genesis is while painting her toenails.
She tells him it’s the first book in the Bible, but T.C. asks about a thing called Genesis. It all clicks for Gran’ma then, and she asks him where he heard that from.
Jesse better get to his soul quick before Gran’ma finds that bloody napkin.
After last week’s disgusting visit with the Allfather, we should have known that Starr had something to his plan that he wasn’t sharing with Jesse.
Starr can’t kill the Allfather himself. Even though he did murder his predecessor, it wouldn’t look right if he killed the head of The Grail, so he needs to outsource that, and he’s going to have Jesse do it.
The episode ends with Starr pulling a gun on Jesse and telling him that if he wants his soul, he’s going to have to kill the Allfather.
The rest of the season
So, how does this set us up for the rest of the season?
Jesse and Tulip spoke before they went their separate ways, and said that if she gets back before him to give Gran’ma the souls then run. If he gets Genesis first, he’ll go back and kill Gran’ma, breaking the spell.
The only problem with this plan is that Gran’ma now knows about Genesis and could make a preemptive strike against Jesse. We know she’s not afraid to kill her own family.
If you throw in the Saint of Killers, though, things could get very interesting. Imagine him not having a showdown with Genesis, but Gran’ma after he gets his guns back.
That doesn’t sound particularly threatening since we know her magic deals a lot with blood, but we haven’t seen Gran’ma at full strength. What if Tulip gets Gran’ma all those souls and then the Saint of Killers shows up?
I know that’s a whole lot of “what ifs” and Preacher has enough time for some serious twists ahead. Tell us what you think about “Hitler” and your theories for the end of season three!
Preacher airs Sundays at 10/9c on AMC.