Tulip and Cassidy are out for revenge after Jesse’s death. Hitler and Jesus are still at an impasse over the apocalypse, and Jesse has to make a decision about his future. Here’s our recap of “Messiahs”!
“Messiahs” opens with Tulip and Cassidy burying Jesse while the Saint watches. The Saint walks away before they finish. After he’s buried, Tulip and Cass fly away and eventually get back to Tulip’s car. They drive for a long time until Tulip pulls off on the side of the road and reads Jesse’s letter.
She cries and storms out of the car and into a nearby church. Meanwhile, Cass sees a sign for chickens and realizes he needs to eat to gain his strength back. Instead of stealing like he normally does, he knocks on the man’s door and after being super creepy, says he’s going to eat his chickens.
In the church, Tulip cries out to God after she knocks over all the pews. When God doesn’t answer, she burns Jesse’s letter and leaves.
In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Tulip and Cassidy meet with someone. We don’t know what they want from this woman, but she tells them that they know what she wants before she can help. In a diner, Cass thinks about why he left NYC to begin with, and Tulip seems very preoccupied. Sensing her distance, Cassidy tells Tulip that if she wants him to do what this woman wants he will. The gloves are all the way off.
Tulip doesn’t respond. She gets up and starts to leave, but not before shooting someone.
They go back to the woman, and she’s shocked that Tulip actually killed her husband. She’d been asking for ten years. Tulip now wants her end of the bargain, but the lady tells her she won’t do it. Tulip beats the hell out of her and asks again,
“Where is he?”
The woman takes them to a synagogue and leads them to the back.
“I hope he melts your faces off.”
They go into a room and see the real Humperdoo. It turns out that Jesse sent the true Messiah away for safe-keeping. The woman who led them there plays the piano and Humperdoo dances, letting us know it really is him. She tells Tulip that she can never let her take him, but Cass and Tulip leave with Humperdoo anyway.
They almost get stopped, but Humperdoo steps up on a pew and everyone bows down before him. Humperdoo takes Tulip’s hand and leads her away. Cassidy tells the rest of the people in the synagogue the plan.
They’re going to kill Humperdoo and make God watch.
“Messiahs” closes with Tulip, Cassidy, and Humperdoo driving down a scenic backroad to find God.
At Masada, Featherstone is still undercover in the coffee shop. She makes Hitler, Jesus, and Hoover 2 more coffee, and asks about Starr. It seems like he’s still away. We see Starr, and he’s in Australia, crawling after a dingo that ate his penis. A shadow approaches him, and I totally think it’s the Saint of killers. So that may happen.
While this is happening, Jesus meets Humperdoo. Hitler plays a piano but Humperdoo doesn’t dance. This makes Jesus question why he was told he was a good dancer, and Hitler pulls a gun and shoots the clone Humperdoo.
Hilter tells Jesus that the The Grail has lost the true Humperdoo, and they don’t even need him. They have a perfectly good Messiah in front of them…
This isn’t what Jesus wants at all, and he and Hitler get into a shouting match before he leaves the room.
Hoover 2 is waiting with coffee, and a suspicious look on his face.
A plot twist in “Messiahs” centers on Hoover 2. It turns out that he’s an undercover cop that infiltrated The Grail. He’s making a huge spill about how he’s going to prevent the apocalypse when Featherstone shoots him in the head and takes Starr’s seat.
Jesse has a lot to think about in “Messiahs”. In what appears to be Heaven, Jesse’s beside a cute little girl, teaching her how to fish. Fiore arrives and asks Jesse if he remembers who he is and who Jesse is. That’s when Jesse asks about the child. Fiore says he doesn’t know who she is, but I have a suspicion that it may be Jesse and Tulip’s daughter.
Fiore and Jesse walk through Heaven, and Fiore re-explains how the never-ending war is going. He says no one ever really won or lost until God left. Since Hell is being ruled by Hitler, and Jesus doesn’t have that “killer instinct”, the angels want Jesse to be the new Messiah.
Jesse won’t sit down on the throne and Fiore says:
“Someone has to step in. Why not you?”
When Jesse does put his hand over the throne, he sees what will happen, and he tells Fiore no. It would be a sin to take the throne. Jesse tells all the angels they’re traitors, and they draw their swords on him before Fiore talks them down.
Fiore escorts all the angels out, and Jesse tells him that he’s sorry.
“What if by refusing the throne, you’re going against God’s will?”
This is a good question. Jesse is supposed to be in Hell. After he killed his grandma, that was how his life would play out. Fiore tells him that who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell is complicated. We definitely know that because we saw it between Hitler and Jesus before.
Jesse wants to know why he was sent here if he’s supposed to be in Hell…
That’s when it hits him.
He is in Hell.
The simulation ends, and we see that Jesse’s in Hell, and even Genesis can’t make them let him out.
In his next simulation, Fiore is there and says:
“This isn’t Heaven, and that isn’t the Lord’s throne, but the offer is real.”
In the simulations, Fiore keeps showing up, trying to get Jesse to the take the throne from God. They go back to 2015, and watch as God shakes off prayers with dismissive “yes” and “no” or heavy sighs like he’s put out with the whole process.
2015 Fiore goes before God, and tells him that Genesis escaped. He’s not sure how or why. We see God freak out, and tell Fiore to leave him so he can think up a solution. Before Fiore even gets out of the room, God busts through the ceiling and runs away.
We see God on a motorcycle, picking up a hitchhiker, and arriving in NOLA. He walks by a man who’s asking for money, and it looks like he’ll go back to help him, but he turns around and buys his latex dog outfit.
Jesse can’t believe that this is all God is doing. He must have a bigger plan. Fiore tells him there is a bigger plan.
We see what God has been working on in his RV, and it’s unsettling to say the least. God is working on Creation: Part 3.
“God’s going to replace us. Unless….”
A light shines on the throne and Jesse stares at it.
In “Messiahs”, we see the future can be made in three different ways. Jesse becomes the Messiah. Humperdoo takes his supposed rightful place, or, as Hitler suggests, Jesus take the throne.
How do you think the world will end? And do we need multiple “Messiahs” to stop it?