Season 3 of Preacher tries to look ahead by going back to Jesse Custer’s roots. With Tulip on the verge of death, Angelville might be their only hope.
After an inconsistent but occasionally brilliant first season, Preacher finally hit its stride in season 2. A big reason for that is because it featured two staples from the comic books, Herr Starr and the Saint of Killers, while focusing on the main premise of finding God. But while Jesse managed to fend off both of them, he couldn’t prevent Tulip’s untimely demise.
After uncovering the truth about Lara Featherstone, Tulip was shot and left for dead. Jesse tried to save her using Genesis, only to discover that he’s seemingly lost his power just moments after Herr Starr campaigned for him to be the next Messiah. That’s why he and Cassidy have to take her to the only place they can think of: Angelville.
As we’ve seen in sporadic flashbacks, Angelville isn’t the type of place that brings back great memories for Jesse. But he must set aside his differences and visit one of their supernatural businesses if he wants to see the love of his life return.
Here’s the synopsis for “Angelville,” according to TV Guide:
"In an effort to save Tulip, Jesse and Cassidy take her to Jesse’s family home, Angelville. Jesse reunites with the people he fears most: his family. The Season 3 premiere."
It’ll be worth seeing how God, who is actually a Man Dog, is portrayed. God was a big point of emphasis in the build-up to the premiere, as they featured him on one of the posters. Throughout season 2, they kept teasing the idea of God and limited him to a handful of scenes. Now that he’s been revealed, expect him to be at the forefront of the narrative.
It might be hard for Preacher to up the ante after losing the comic’s two main villains. But if we trust anybody to do it, it’s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.