Bending the Knee is Totally in Right Now. #Preacher Review S2E12: On Your Knees

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Preacher: On Your Knees

Original air date: September 4th, 2017

Warning: Spoilers

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Graham McTavish as The Saint of Killers – Preacher _ Season 2, Episode 12 – Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Tulip and Cassidy posed a question to Jesse, “Why do you need us?” We never heard his answer, but I can think of a million reason why he should keep them around; the first one being so he knows where foreskin factories are located. Also, so that he has two people in his life that will tell it to him straight. They all may withhold some truths from each other, but when it comes down to it, they have each other’s back.

My hope is that we didn’t see what he said to them, because they are hatching a plan to take down Herr Starr. So far Starr has been a step ahead of Jesse– I hope Jesse sees that he is being played. But then again Starr might have played on Jesse’s fears and weaknesses perfectly and Jesse is buying what he’s selling. I just don’t know and it frustrates me, but in a good way, because I can’t wait to see how all this is going to end next week.

I just don’t know how this will end, or if anything will be resolved in the season finale. I guess the best I can hope for is for the Grail to let them be. I know they can’t take down all of Grail Industries, and if they get rid of Starr, then what? If Jesse does become the Messiah, again, then what? Would Jesse stepping up to be the savior, or possibly the highest authority, be enough to draw out God? Or is Jesse going to lean right into being the ‘new’ God? I feel his ego and need to be a good man for his daddy might push him that direction. That’s why he needs Cassidy and Tulip to keep him in check. I think the three balance out each other. Apart they may all fall into darker versions of themselves.

I’m glad that Tulip got to confront The Saint of Killers, and I hope she can rest in the knowledge that he is safely locked away in Hell. She seems to be getting back to her old self. I also hope she notices the camera on the kitchen floor. I want to see her go head to head with Featherstone. I think when Tulip learns the truth, she is going to have some anger to work out.

Hoover extracted the part of Jesse’s soul from TSoK before releasing him. I wonder at what point Jesse will figure out that Starr has his soul, or if Starr will quickly wield it as power over him. Not only did Starr set TSoK loose to attack Jesse and the gang, but he also arranged for Hell to intervene before Jesse was killed. So that answers my question of if the Grail has a working relation with Hell. I will be curious, now that TSoK brought it up, if we get to see Satan. I want to know if Starr and Satan ever work together.

My favorite part of the episode was Eugene in his super-Hell with Hitler watching and commenting. Eugene had a lot to overcome to get that back door open; but he did and now he is on his way to freedom (hopefully). The downside is Hitler is with him. Is Eugene going to let Hitler out to this world again? Is Hitler going to let Eugene out to this world? I still don’t trust Hitler, but part of me also wants them to get their own spin-off from Preacher. Eugene’s experience in Hell has been entertaining to watch, but I really want to see a resolution to it by the end of next week’s episode.

I also want to know how Hell works; to get the actor playing God to Heaven, he had to die. Eugene skipped that part, so will coming back be an easy transition? If Hitler does escape with him, will he just be alive again? Will he need a body, or is this a reincarnation deal?

The season has been quite the ride, I think it’s been more outrageous than the first and I can’t wait to see it all tied up in the season finally; at the same time, that means the season is over and I am going to miss this weekly adventure until next year.

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