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Continuing to jump around to show us a cowboy in 1881 and the work of Donnie Schenck‘s (Derek Wilson) for Quincannon Meat & Power, the second episode of Preacher gets into trouble every time it veers too far off the path of its main character. As for Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), he spends most of the show’s second episode still ignorant of his new-found gift, and struggling to deal with both halves of his nature and a disturbing confession of the town’s school bus driver. The preacher is also conviently passed-out when DeBlanc (Tom Brooke) and Fiore (Anatol Yusef) arrive. Mistakenly taking them for vampire hunters, Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) makes a bloody mess of things (literally).
The themes of whether or not a man can change aren’t subtle, restated both in Tulip‘s (Ruth Negga) speech and Arseface‘s (Ian Colletti) confession, but of course nothing about Garth Ennis’ work would be classified that way. The fight in the church between Cassidy and the two men is a highlight of the episode, as is Jesse’s eventual confrontation with the school bus driver in which he finally gets an inkling of his new gift. As for the storylines in different times or different places as of yet not connected to Jesse, Preacher could tease us a bit less with the larger picture and get down to business in having Jesse discover and use his gift a little more quickly.