Where does the end of Sonsabitches leave Preacher?

Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy - Preacher _ Season 4, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Lachlan Moore/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy - Preacher _ Season 4, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Lachlan Moore/AMC/Sony Pictures Television /

Things were not looking good at the end of last Sunday’s episode of Preacher.

The rift between what was a formerly tight trio of friends widened further during the second episode of Preacher season three. With Tulip alive and recovering, both Jesse and Cassidy fought for her attention. And when Jesse extended an olive branch, Cassidy refused to accept it.

So. There’s that.

Not to mention that Jesse almost got his soul back, but his plans went south when Tulip ambushed the Grail. Remember that getting his soul back is Jesse’s ticket out of Angelville and away from the clutches of the Grail, so it’s safe to say that was a bit of a bummer.

The big question remains: where do we go from here?

Jesse is still tied to his Gran’ma by his blood on a handkerchief, which she can use to inflict whatever pain she wants. Cassidy isn’t going anywhere without Tulip. And Tulip isn’t going anywhere without Jesse.

It’s the beginning of the season so it could really go any direction at this point.

Since Angelville will be where a big chunk of the action happens for some time, seeing more of Jody and TC is a possibility that they hopefully utilize.

In the comics, Jody and TC are more one-dimensional evil than the show has portrayed them — an amazing part about adaptions. We’ve already seen how Jody fights and how ruthless he is, but many fans will undoubtedly be looking forward to seeing more of TC.

The age-old Robert Frost question: which way to go?

The synopsis for next week’s episode, “Gonna Hurt,” is on the AMC website:

"While Jesse works to pay back his debt to Gran’ma, Tulip and Cassidy risk their safety as they formulate their own plans to get out of Angelville."

Assumedly, this means that Jesse will work in the Tombs, as we saw at the end of Sunday’s episode. As for what that is, it’s anybody’s guess. The Tombs were not a part of the comic series, so viewers will be in the dark for this particular subplot.

What we do know, given the appearance of Jesse’s high school science teacher, is that it has to do with souls. Madame L’Angell mentioned it helping to make money, so it could be a tourist attraction. Most likely something to do with Louisana’s paranormal and voodoo-rich history.

Tulip and Cassidy, though. If you aren’t familiar with the comics please heed this SPOILER ALERT.

Though it’s much later on and after Jesse is presumed dead, Cassidy keeps Tulip constantly intoxicated and drugged. By taking advantage of her fragile state Cassidy is able to keep her in a quasi-relationship with him. It’s not great.

The show has been hinting at that since last season. It’s doubtful that they’ll keep it word-for-word, but everything is definitely being set up for something like that.

Since she’s been back from the dead, Cassidy has been trying to get Tulip away from Jesse. He isn’t afraid to use any means necessary, either. But since Jesse and Tulip recently exchanged what’s basically their vows (“Til the end of the world”) again, things aren’t looking in favor of Cassidy/Tulip. Sure, Tulip told Cassidy she loved him. But everyone knows that the bond between her and Jesse is unbreakable.

And who is it that God-dog (dog-God?) told Tulip to get in the titular flashback moment? Was it the Grail? Jody and TC? Gran’ma?

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We’ll have to wait until this Sunday, but at least that is just a few days away.