‘Preacher’ episode 9 review: Death and hell

Preacher -The penultimate episode of “Preacher” arrived on AMC Sunday night, and with it we learned many things … including that Ratwater is hell?

Well, if nothing else, we at least learned just how desperate  DeBlanc and Fiore were at the end of the hour, paying the Cowboy a visit and asking, after DeBlanc’s shooting, it he wouldn’t mind going after a certain Jesse Custer. It’s a big move that sets up more danger in the finale, which probably in turn means more playing fast and loose with the rules, locations, and themes of this show. It doesn’t always make a whole lot of sense; the action is humor is there, but we would be remiss to not mention that unless you’re a fan of the comics, the whole nature of the afterlife, heaven, and hell on this show remains a little bit muddy.

Back on Earth itself, Jesse spent the hour dealing with various crises, but also an emotion that is fully human in love. He told Tulip effectively that she was the right one for him, and that comes at a time when Cassidy and her already had a thing going on. Awkward? Definitely. Cassidy’s also very forgiving about a number of different things, including the fact that he caught fire at one point during the episode.

Also, we feel like we gotta mention the death of Miles at the hands of Emily, but story-wise maybe our favorite part of this episode came during the opening minutes watching The Cowboy lay waste to everyone in the saloon. It was crazy, and that’s what we want out of the show … oh, and also some cohesion. Grade: B-.

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