Josh recaps Season 1 Episode 6 of Preacher, titled Sundowner, where we learn a lot more about what the thing inside Jesse is. Jesse seems pretty set on keeping the power though, and wants to use it for good, it would seem. Check out our thoughts on the episode after our recap below!
- His thoughts on Sundowner, Episode 106 of Preacher
- Her thoughts on Preacher, Season 1 Episode 6: Sundowner
This episode of Preacher begins with Jesse talking with the two “angels” in the diner, where the previous episode left off. They try to explain what this thing inside Jesse is–which turns out to be the offspring of an angel and a demon possibly? Either way, they are interrupted by another “angel”, who has come to retrieve these two AWOL angels. The angels head outside to confront a woman, and Jesse sees them push her over and begin kicking her. Jesse heads out to help the woman, but then the woman attacks the two angels and Jesse. The trio flee back to the two angels’ motel, but the other angel followed them. They wind up in a big brawl, as every time these angels die, they return somewhere nearby (which they call reinvigoration). The two angels try to figure out how to restrain the other angel, and are having little luck. Cassidy then shows up and joins in on the fight. They go round and round for a pretty significant amount of time.
The two angels then demand that Jesse return the thing inside (which is called “Genesis”), but Jesse refuses. He argues it must be God’s will if it is inside him, believing God would not make a mistake. Jesse takes his leave.
Cassidy and Jesse get their laundry washed, and Jesse and Cassidy talk about the current situation. Cassidy wonders if it might be a good idea to give back this power. Cassidy also mentions falling in love when he fell off a building. They also talk about each other’s tattoos, with Cassidy asking about the Tulip tattoo.
Later, Eugene is at school. He surprisingly makes some new friends. They even sit with him at lunch. Eugene is skeptical at first. The three offer to hang out with him after school. After school, the three kids hang out with Eugene, and they end up lighting fireworks off in a drainage tunnel. Eugene seems to finally be happy.
Emily, meanwhile, is confronted by Tulip, who comes in and angrily smashes a toy dinosaur, demanding she stay away from her “boyfriend”. She then storms out. Emily then gets angry and sees that Tulip is just sitting outside in her car. Emily confronts her, and says her piece, and goes back inside. Tulip then knocks again, and offers to repair the dinosaur. Emily begrudgingly allows her.
The two seem to start to get along. Tulip offers to watch Emily’s kid when she sees that she is sick. Emily is not comfortable with that, so Tulip offers to help with church stuff. Emily reluctantly accepts the help.
Miles, meanwhile, is getting phone calls regarding the Green Acres people that are now dead. Eventually he talks to Jesse about his situation, very vaguely though. He wonders what the right thing is, and wonders if the voice in his head is his own or God’s, and describes how he can’t distinguish the difference. Jesse says he should be able to tell.
Miles makes up his mind on his solution though, and seemingly stages a car accident for the people killed, and calls back Green Acres, informing them he just learned about the accident.
Jesse is getting ready for his sermon for the day, and he decides to put a loudspeaker on the church to spread the word apparently. Tulip brings by the “church stuff” and Cassidy bumps into her. He thinks she is there to see him, but he figures out that Tulip is sort-of with Jesse. Cassidy is concerned this could be a problem. Emily shows up to the church, and talks with Jesse, who seems a little concerned about the current sudden interest people coming to church. Then Emily tells Jesse that Eugene wants to talk to him.
Jesse seems a bit annoyed by this, but talks with Eugene. Eugene tells Jesse that whatever Jesse did for him, he doesn’t want it, because it feels like cheating. Jesse gets annoyed with Eugene, telling him he doesn’t know what he wants. The two argue some, Jesse tells Eugene to “go to Hell!” Then–Eugene is gone.
His Thoughts on Preacher, Season 1 Episode 6: Sundowner
We learned a bit more about what is going on in the show this episode of Preacher, which is nice. I think the weird male duo in the show is really a pair of angels, and I am curious to learn more about the Genesis thing–is it really the offspring of an angel and demon? I also wonder how it makes people do unpredictable things, like when Quincannon decided to blow away those people.
I also wonder how Cassidy is going to handle his situation with Tulip. He seems to be smitten with her, despite only really seeing her once, after she pushed him out a window.
Jesse, meanwhile, seems to be going down a rabbit hole of Preacher-ness, letting his power go to his head, it feels like. I am curious to see where this goes down the road.
As for Eugene, I wonder if he really went to Hell? It would seem like it would not be possible to make someone do what it is impossible. I guess we will see what happens on tonight’s episode.
Her Thoughts on Preacher, Season 1 Episode 6: Sundowner
I’m glad that we at least got a little more insight into just what is going on with Jesse and his power. It seems that the thing inside of Jesse is the “baby” of an angel and a demon, and shouldn’t exist. At this point, I’m not sure if I keep watching Preacher because I actually really like it, or because I want to unravel the mystery. I think I like it. I know I like the cinematography, and there are some interesting characters, plus the storyline is intriguing. But there just some really weird, off-the-wall, zany things that keep happening every episode. Like this episode, for example, with the motel room scene, how the bodies just kept piling up as the angels kept coming back after being killed. It was kind of ridiculous, but in a good way, and kind of hilarious. But you know what? I think I like these weird occurrences.
So, now that Cassidy knows about Tulip and Jesse, is he going to back off? What exactly is Tulip and Jesse’s “status” anyway? In any case, Tulip sure does seem relentless in pursuing Jesse.
I was a little surprised that things escalated so quickly when Jesse was talking to Eugene. The only thing I can figure is that Jesse himself lost control and the evil side of the thing inside of him came out. I can understand where Eugene’s coming from though. Whatever he did, he feels like he doesn’t deserve forgiveness, that he doesn’t deserve to skip ahead and have everyone forgive him just because they’re told to. What exactly happened with him and Tracy Loach though? When will we find that out? Is Eugene lost forever to Hell? Or is it possible that he can come back from that?
Preacher continues to keep me interested and coming back for more each week. I just have to know what happens next!