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Annville, Angelville, and the Grail team up to steal souls in New Orleans and Osaka in a last ditch effort to satisfy Gran'ma and save the world. 

This is the regular episode thread.  It will open after the US East Coast showing.

First aired 2018.08.12

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Ah...a combination of Thomas Jefferson and Wayne Brady. Who is the good and who is the bad? It boggles the mind....

The make-up on the Devil is really very good.

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In this episode - Everyone betrays everyone.

Tulip, Whatsername, and Jody head to Japan in their white suits. Stealing of souls and groping of salaryman buttocks ensues.

Satan's assistant with the whip doesn't appear to be the brightest flame in the inferno.

I take it that the All Father has had his scientist cloning Humperdoo.

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Wow. I just finished the episode. I only read the headline of the AVClub review, and it said that Preacher doubled down on the wackiness (or words to that effect), and they were not wrong.

Holy shit. Starr repeatedly slapping a restrained Jesse. Tulip and Featherstone feuding during their heist in Osaka, throwing in a sexual harassment seminar into the mix. Satan's no. 1 comes to Earth and probably destroys an Japanese businessman who admires her butt. Jody works on crossword puzzles after killing security guards. Hoover's useless ass gets caught, but Lebrat (like Lestat, but douchier) and Cassidy make him immortal. Lebrat tries to chug him, but Cassidy thwarts Lebrat, and Hoover lives. Un-lives? Tulip double-crosses Featherstone, only to get screwed as her rival gets a bus ticket to the inferno with Eugene and Hilter. And to top it off? Lots and lots and lots of exploding Humperdoos.

Why the shit aren't there more responses? Preacher is basically the R-rated Gotham and Legends of Tomorrow, in the sense that you'll be stunned even if you're jaded as hell. I get how it will never be as popular as The Walking Dead for AMC, but Preacher isn't about slogging through misery porn. If something on this show depresses you, there's probably gonna be something else to make you laugh.

Hoover is a vampire. He is so fucking useless, and now he gets the potential to live forever. Seriously, can you think of a subordinate anywhere as useless as Hoover, to the point where the boss is okay with him getting killed? The first person that comes to mind is Matsuda from the Death Note manga and anime (I didn't see the American movie). At least is entertaining as shit rains on him. I'm thinking that's because Eugene was absent throughout most of this season.

I know that most of you figure that you know the good/evil composition of Tom/Brady. Then there are those of us who watched Chappelle's Show that know better. "Break yoself, fool!!" "OH, SHIT!! IT'S WAYNE BRADY, SON!!!!!!" Good times.

ETA: Shit, the link only has the first half of the bit. Still funny, though.

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"A woman scientist - I didn't believe it was possible." Starr delivers the best lines. 

This was the first time I really got some motivation from Jesse. I hope genesis actually chose him because putting it under the Allfather's influence is not going to be good for sure. Although I'm surprised Jesse still thinks he needs to find god. He's just driving around. 

The Tom/Brady absolutely killed me. 

22 hours ago, Sandman87 said:

Tulip, Whatsername, and Jody head to Japan in their white suits. Stealing of souls and groping of salaryman buttocks ensues.

The thing is, if she just shut her mouth and didn't have to constantly one up Tulip, they wouldn't be in that mess. 

3 hours ago, Lantern7 said:

Seriously, can you think of a subordinate anywhere as useless as Hoover, to the point where the boss is okay with him getting killed?

He can play piano. He's not totally useless. 

3 hours ago, Lantern7 said:

HE'S GOT A DAYTIME EMMY!

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I assume the Allfather intends to put genesis into some one who is not Humperdoo and that it's related to the phone conversation we overheard a while back. 

I do have to admit I was not expecting the clones and didn't realize the Allfather is as savvy as Starr. 

I was saying 'why didn't you shoot him in the head?' so I was glad Starr said it. 

I don't know how sure I would be that genesis can be tricked by simply the right genetic combination though. 

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On 8/12/2018 at 11:12 PM, WritinMan said:

Ah...a combination of Thomas Jefferson and Wayne Brady. Who is the good and who is the bad? It boggles the mind....

Lol, good question.  I thought the episode was kind of dull overall, watching Humperdoo explode over and over.  But the "Tom Brady" joke was awesome.

Maybe the Allfather should try to get Tom Brady himself to carry Genesis, he'd probably have as good a chance as any to be able to contain it.

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3 hours ago, rmontro said:

Maybe the Allfather should try to get Tom Brady himself to carry Genesis, he'd probably have as good a chance as any to be able to contain it.

Enough people already think he's Jesus. 

Thank you and good night. 

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I feel as though Starr's almost paralyzing fear of the All-father is under-motivated. This is a guy who threw his last boss over a balcony with impunity, after all.

They definitely said good/evil, but it would be nice if the trick was just two people who wouldn't get along?

Jefferson clearly has good and evil sides within himself, I don't know what's so bad about Wayne Brady unless TV itself is just inherently evil.

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I don't know about that. Each season has tended to drag in the middle, and I think they could have been more efficient with the hours they have. The first season should have been 6 episodes tops imo. 

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On 8/13/2018 at 5:47 PM, Lantern7 said:

I know that most of you figure that you know the good/evil composition of Tom/Brady. Then there are those of us who watched Chappelle's Show that know better. "Break yoself, fool!!" "OH, SHIT!! IT'S WAYNE BRADY, SON!!!!!!" Good times.

 

I`M WAYNE BRADY BITCH!!!!

Yeah, this episode really double down on the wacky madcap dark comedy. The multiple exploding clone Humperdoos is right up there in Preachers most darkly comedic moments. Even by this shows standards, this was a weird one. Not bad, but weird. 

The devil really needs to get better minions. Granted, Gods minions dont do much better, so I guess it balances out. I like that we are finally getting some confirmation on what makes Jessie so special, and that we might be getting closer to the "find god and ask whats up" quest that we have kind of forgotten about in our billions of side quests. 

Poor Cassidy. 

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I still think Genesis isn't going to be fooled for long. It was in the Tom/Brady for only a few seconds and the *woman* scientist shot him. It might have left. I'm sure it's going to be in the next host for a while for drama. 

21 minutes ago, tennisgurl said:

The devil really needs to get better minions. Granted, Gods minions dont do much better, so I guess it balances out.

I do like that the help just isn't that good. It makes Starr even more funny to me. 

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2 hours ago, tennisgurl said:

The devil really needs to get better minions.

I think she did pretty well, considering all the Devil gave her was a name. Imagine what would have happened if the Devil had given her a picture, or better yet, a manila folder, like he gave to the Saint of Killers.

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Isn't she supposed to be the Angel of Death, though? I'd have thought being able to identify specific people would go with the job. Particularly since Tulip herself has actually died on more than one occasion.

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On 8/20/2018 at 1:51 PM, Bruinsfan said:

Isn't she supposed to be the Angel of Death, though? I'd have thought being able to identify specific people would go with the job. Particularly since Tulip herself has actually died on more than one occasion.

Well, biblically speaking, in Exodus the Angel of Death needs lamb's blood painted on the lintels and doorposts to tell the Jews from the Egyptians. That Angel of Death is a servant of God though. (And so, originally, was Satan, fwiw, as a tester of humans-- the fallen Angel stuff came later).

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