Jesse’s Pilgrimage Has Him Running with the Big Dogs. #Preacher S2E10 Review: Dirty Little Secret

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Preacher: Dirty Little Secret
Original air date: August 21st, 2017
Warning: Spoilers

Well, this episode went how I thought it would. Okay I didn’t see the Jesus booty-call happening, but things with our trio are falling apart and Denis is becoming a problem. I know Featherstone and Hoover have orders to break our gang up, but Tulip and Cassidy only need a small push in that direction. Featherstone’s redirection of Tulip with Rodney was inspired– I’m impressed– I thought she blew it, but she brought it back. Poor Hoover, I hope the Grail provides medical.

Tulip finding The Saint of Killers’ guns and saber will not sit well with her at all, especially considering her nightmares. I had a thought, (I am by no way endorsing this for real life) but I’m sure Cassidy has something in his stash that would help her sleep. I think it would be a lot better for Tulip if she got more sleep, but then I think sleep can make just about anything better. Though, I think finding TSoK’s weapons could be a blessing in disguise. Looking at the previews for next week, the armored car TSoK is trapped in, is pulled out of the swamp. This might give Tulip the opportunity to face her fear and maybe give her some closure. Then again, maybe it will make everything worse.

Tulip needs to have a come-to-Jesus-talk with Jesse, since Jesse’s last one was disappointing to say the least. They need to be on the same page and really be honest with each other, but I think things are going to get worse before they get better. When Tulip figures out that Featherstone is playing her, I think that anger will trump any she has with Jesse.

Jesse’s pilgrimage to talk to the Messiah lacked the answers he wanted, but I think it did shed some insight to the ‘God’s missing’ problem. Even the so-called powers-that-be are clueless to God’s whereabouts, and the Messiah may know, but can’t communicate that information. The Messiah’s developmental disabilities were used for comedic fodder, but are closer to the truth about years of incessant inbreeding than not. I don’t think the meeting was completely in vain. Looking at his drawings I think back to a previous episode.

I’ve had this feeling since they’ve been in New Orleans: they found God the first place they looked. Does anyone else think that the dog is God? I dismissed it at first because I thought it would be too obvious—but looking at the Messiah’s drawings, I think I’m right, and what better way to hide than in plain sight? I’m sure the Grail wouldn’t think God was hiding in a dog costume.
Herr Starr might have missed the mark when he tempted Jesse with becoming the new God, but I think Jesse will be back to seek help. My guess is Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy split ways for a bit.  But at the heart of this show is the family Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy created with each other; if that is irrevocably broken the show will be as well. So I have no doubt they will find their way back, but the question is when and at what cost.

I’m afraid Cassidy is soon going to face a choice with Denis. I have a feeling Denis is not going to be able to control his urges. I hope Cassidy will find the strength to do what needs to be done and I hope Jesse is there to support him.

I don’t want to be like ‘all corporations are evil’, but The Grail hides behind it’s righteousness to do some messed up stuff in the name of world order. The Grail was put in place to protect the lineage of Jesus, but I think years of only answering to itself has made it as competent as the Messiah it is protecting.  What if God’s disappearance and Genesis’ appearance are not two separate events, but were put in motion to take down the Grail?  The Grails mission might have been at one point to provide order to the world, but it seems to me they are the ones spawning chaos.


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