Title: Preacher: Sokosha
Air Date: July 24th, 2017
Genre: Black Comedy, Horror
Preacher just aired its all new episode titled “Sokosha.” After last week’s episode “Dallas” it was nice to see Preacher get back into a nice groove. As I mentioned in my article, last week provided some good story but it really felt dragged out. Immediately, this week started with intensity as The Saint of Killers is as close to Jesse as ever. It also brought back certain aspects that I’ve come to really enjoy the early episodes of the series. Such as the over the top violence and mystery of the… supernatural you could say. The harvesting of souls for instance. Not only did Jesse know about it but the Japanese have gone high tech with it? Cassidy also finally revealed his connection to Dennis and Jesse curbs The Saint for the time being. Tonight was a solid episode.
What is a soul worth? That’s a question that many have pondered over. Bart Simpson sold his soul once for just five dollars. It’s clear though that he should have sold to the Japenese instead of Milhouse. For just a mere 15% of your soul, the Japenese will pay you 150k. It retails however for 2.7 million. A fun side note, take a minute and divide 100 by 15. See…kinda cool huh? The opening of this episode was Preacher was fun to ponder over. Just what was this guy talking about? Body parts? Spinal Fluid? No…a soul of course. Then, of course, one begins to wonder…why was this scene shown? It didn’t contain any of our central characters and we haven’t heard anything about souls in the series thus far really. So, what gives? Well…The Saint of Killers doesn’t have a soul as it turns out.
The reason the word never worked on The Saint was due to the fact that he didn’t have a soul. Jesse obviously sees the predicament he’s in with the Saint because of this. I mean this is a guy that the Devil himself is rumored to be afraid of. Yet, Jesse makes a deal with The Saint and essentially plays him in a way the whole time. That dark side of Jesse is one that’s intriguing to see come out. One of the reasons that Dominic Cooper was cast as Jesse Custer was due to his work in the film “The Devils Double.” If you haven’t seen that film, I highly recommend giving it a watch. In that film, he plays both Saddam Hussein’s son and his double. One is pretty much nuts while his double is not. It was a great performance by Mr. Cooper.
This duality within Jesse as the Preacher it what makes the character so interesting. He never has any intention of sending The Saint to heaven and ultimately showed no empathy for this mass murderer. While Jesse does gain control over The Saint with giving him 1% of his soul, Jesse also puts himself in a bind. If he does send The Saint back to Hell, he sends a small piece of his soul with it. Instead, he dumps him in a swamp stuck in the back of that armored car. That’s a brutal way to have someone spend an eternity. As you can guess, it’s probably not going to keep The Saint for long.
If you happened to catch the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ll already be privy to the information that The Saint eventually gets out. Make sure you also check out the season three trailer for Fear the Walking Dead. The Saint was seen several times in the trailer that was clearly in the timeframe after the events of this episode. The most notable scene was That Saint mentioning that he wants a word with Satan. I can only imagine what that will lead too. I’ve linked the trailer at the bottom for those of you that might not have caught it.
This episode of Preacher also finally revealed the relationship between Dennis and Cassidy which turns out to be father and son…but not the way you think. Dennis is actually Cassidy’s son. When you’re dealing with an 119-year-old vampire, I guess it makes sense that it could have been a possibility. I did get the sense that Cassidy was remorseful of his relationship with his son. Especially given that Cassidy doesn’t speak French and that’s all his son appears to speak.
Verdict: Preacher returned this week with an intense episode after last week’s lackluster “Dallas.” The Saint of Killers is finally off the playing field…or is he? While Jesse removed The Saint, it came at a cost. A darkness in Jesse came out that we haven’t seen in awhile when it came to The Saint. This duality that Dominic Cooper brings to the character is one of the reasons he was cast.
What did you think of tonight’s episode of Preacher? How long do you think it will be until The Saint is released? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, along with anything else you thought about the episode. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, check out our latest review of Sunday’s episode “Stormborn” here.
- Jesse tricking The Saint
- Fun Episode
- Cassidy's relationship with Dennis revealed