Preacher Season 1 Episode 2 Review: The Possibilities

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Is Jesse a Jedi?

That's one explanation Cassidy has for Jesse's new mind control powers on Preacher Season 1 Episode 2 as we're taken along for another fun hour of pure silliness.

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There was a big "western" vibe going on this hour that I thought was pretty clever. The Houston title card. The opening credits which seemed like they were from some Western movie I can't name. And the best part of it all: Hopalong Cassidy. That was hilarious.

All we were missing was The Cowboy.

Things slowed down this hour too and started making a lot more sense. At least my head wasn't spinning anymore like it was during Preacher Season 1 Episode 1 and Preacher Season 1 Episode 2.

It turns out Tracy Loach did open her eyes after Jesse commanded her to last hour. This freaked Jesse out enough that he just took off, leaving the girl's mother scratching her head. But, that's all that happened with the girl. No talking, no blinking, no anything. Just eyes wide open.

Jesse knows there's something odd going on, and he's sort of in shock about it. When Cassidy comes across him sitting in the dark later, the only way Jesse can explain what's happening is by showing him. 

This whole scene was the absolute best part of the hour.  Jesse making Cassidy do all sorts of silly things like hop and jump and fly was just goofy, but he got his point across.

Even better was Cassidy trying to come up with explanations for these new powers. I agree with Cassidy, the Jedi one was the best.

Cassidy: Now, there's three possible explanations here. Number one: John Travolta. You know the movie where he gets his power from a brain tumor. Number two: Jason Bourne. Gets his power from a secret government agency. Or, aye, it's least likely, but it's my favorite: you're a Jedi.

Jesse is definitely different. It's a subtle difference, but it's there. It also seems like there's two sides going on here. One that's light and one that's very dark. The good side does things like make the bus driver forget the girl, or allow him to help Tracy even though he didn't take that one all the way. 

The dark one seemed to take over when he decided to go after Carlos with Tulip and when he was with Donnie in the bathroom. Was it just me or did he sort of have some sort of small epiphany in the bathroom when he said he got it?

Or was it the good side of the entity telling him to stop? I really thought Donnie was going to blow his brains out.

We got a little more insight into DeBlanc and Fiore. How about that WWII gear? I guess when they're fighting a war, they have to be prepared. Fiore is the weirdest of the two and seems to be the most honest.

Though it's still unclear who they are, we do know they're from heaven. At least that's what Fiore told Cassidy in the church. Though it still doesn't explain what this entity is that's inside Jesse and why they're after it. Or why it's here on earth.

Considering that Cassidy is a vampire, it's not out of the question that these two are from heaven. I'm not even sure if Cassidy heard what Fiore said. Even if he did, I don't think he believes it. He's more into the secret government thing since that's where DeBlanc claims they're from.

Sheriff Root believes them, but he's an idiot. What was the point of that whole Indiana story?

So, do you think Tulip and Jesse were married at one time? When she got pulled over there was that shot of the ring on her other finger. At least it made me think that maybe they were married once. We know they have a past together, so it's certainly not out of the question.

She's trying awfully hard to bring Jesse back to the dark side, and he did take a step in that direction after she told him about Carlos. But, the entity got through to him again and as fast as he jumped in Tulip's ship is about as fast as he jumped out of it.

Too bad for her, I guess.

We also finally learned about the map, but it did leave us with more questions. Who was that white suited guy, and what's his connection to anything?

Other Thoughts:

  • The music on this show is awesome. I am a total Son of Dave fan after hearing him for the first time on the pilot episode.
  • The kids calling Donnie "Bunny Man" on the bus was ironic. The bully getting bullied.
  • Quincannon listening to animals being slaughtered like he was listening to classical music was sick.
  • What's the connection between Eugene and Tracy Loach?
  • The Bible verse Jesse was saying at the end of the hour was from 1 Corinthians 15:52: "For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed." 
  • I was fully expecting Donnie to beat his son, and was surprised he didn't. That was just a weird scene.
  • Did anyone else get the feeling that the bus driver still kinda has a thing for the little girl even if he doesn't remember her?
  • Tom Cruise getting live funeral coverage.
  • Cassidy in Vietnamese dress. Hilarious.

What did you think of "The Possibilities?" Hit the comments and share your thoughts. If you missed this hilarious hour you can watch Preacher online right here via TV Fanatic!

The Possibilities Review

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Preacher Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

DeBlanc: If we fail, if our mission is unsuccessful, many will die.
Sheriff Root: Dear Lord.

That's the day, Dani. the day for Jesse and me. The day it all turned bad. And someone's gotta pay.