Tulip goes on a road trip, Emily kills two birds with one stone, the cowboy gets his revenge at a high cost, and Jesse is hiding out till Sunday.
Spoilers for “Finish the Song”
The loss of his wife, child, and horse has left the Cowboy with nothing but revenge on the mind. He returns to Ratwater, to the saloon with the school’s American flag over his shoulder like a satchel. Inside are the heads of the children and teacher. Declaring Jesus “can join us all in hell,” the Cowboy slaughters everyone in the saloon.
Contemplating his next move, Jesse sits in the back of the Sheriff’s car and admits to Root he sent Eugene to hell. Root has a friend who works at the prison and will make sure the preacher will get a proper welcome there as a child killer. Maybe Jesse will make it to that prison later, but for now he escapes out of the back of the car using a knife to open the door and rolls out. “I’ll see you Sunday,” he tells the lawman as he is out the door.
Tulip is ready to move on with her life. She has been feeding the still healing Cassidy small animals, but the amount of blood he gets from each is not enough. Tulip calls Emily and after ascertaining she will not freak out (she looks like a woman who would freak out), Tulip spits out “Cassidy is a vampire” and gives the church volunteer the lowdown on how to feed him.
Emily tries to explain the trouble Jesse is in, but Tulip is done. “He can be your boyfriend now,” Tulip declares and he do all the things boyfriends do including (but not limited to) touching Emily’s tits. Emily has moved on to Mayor Miles who has been after her for some time she brags to Tulip, but she doesn’t seem too enthusiastic about the new relationship. As Tulip is leaving, Emily asks where she is going. “I’m gonna kill a man in Albuquerque,” she answers matter of factly.
Cassidy wakes up exclaiming his hunger and Emily sends in a guinea pig, but also gets a look at the still severely burned blood sucker. Calming herself with a Psycho watching party with the animals, Emily realizes she is in a trap as Norman Bates describes. The ultimate mommy’s boy talks about never getting out of those traps, but Emily realizes she might be able to see her way out of the one she finds herself in. She calls Miles feigning an emergency. Being the attentive boyfriend he is, Miles leaves the wrestling match at Odin’s office and rushes over to Walter’s house. Finding Cassidy’s room unlocked, he enters and is promptly locked in the room by Emily.
Jesse swings by Walter’s place looking for Tulip, but is met with an Emily freeing the surviving animals. She tells him about Tulip’s trip to New Mexico and Cassidy is living in the house. The preacher goes into his friend’s room and finds Cassidy surrounded by the drained animals and a dead mayor. Thankfully the entertaining bromance gets back on track as Jesse vows to not go anywhere after apologizing for not putting the flaming Cassidy out soon enough. “You put me out. That’s what matters,” the vampire reassures him. The Preacher tells Cassidy of his plan to get God to church on Sunday, but he needs angel hands for it to work. That is no problem for Cassidy, he has a bunch of them stashed away. They wrap up Miles and bury him with the other bodies of Fiore and DeBlanc.
Knowing just apologizing to Cassidy isn’t enough, Jesse calls his one love and reminisces on her voicemail of a time they were in a diner and she wanted M&M pancakes. “I just wanted to say, for me… It’s just you. Till the end of the world.” (I’m not crying, I just have allergies) Tulip listens to the message with a meat tenderizer in her hand and looking at a tied up Carlos.
Fiore and DeBlanc are out of options. They need help getting Genesis back and going back to Heaven to throw themselves at their mercy will mean being separated forever. So they visit the local travel agent and barter two tickets to Hell. The agent wants 20 minutes in the back with Fiore in exchange for not reporting their unauthorized trip (Fiore was willing to do what needs to be done), but DeBlanc knows her doing business with them will get her in trouble as well and manages to secure their tickets without any unnecessary favors to the agent.
Packing for the trip to Hell, the two angels realize their phone to Heaven is missing. Jesse took it while they were booking their tickets and now thanks to Cassidy, he has an angel hand to make it work. Resolved to their plan in Hell, they two angels arrive to ask for help in killing Jesse. They ask the Cowboy, who has been in a continuous loop of the three worst days of his life.
After Fiore and DeBlanc checked out of the Sundowner, the maid goes to clean their room and finds it a bloody mess. They call the Sheriff who inspects the room and finds the angel who was sent to bring Fiore and DeBlanc back. She is still alive, but missing her arms and legs. She asks the Sheriff to end her life so she can regenerate, but of course he doesn’t know that. Root refuses at first, but her sad pleas and pained looks get to him. He strangles her and she regenerates behind him. Before he sees her, she leaves.
Who would have thought Emily could be that kind of cold? Even Tulip didn’t feed Cassidy a person.
In the comic, the Cowboy in hell is known as the Saint of Killers and he does come up to try and kill Jesse since Genesis makes it very difficult to harm the preacher.
Does anyone else think M&M pancakes sounds really good? I may have to think of a good recipe for them.
Love that Fiore picks serial killer and DeBlanc is an architect for their jobs when asked for the tickets to hell.
What did you think of last night’s Preacher? Do you think the angel hands will work? Is God coming to Texas? Comments are welcome.