*SOME SPOILERS AHEAD*
More Tulip, some fight club action in the tombs and the return of our favorite gunslinger from hell made for an interesting episode this week. However, the quest to find God seems to have fallen by the wayside while Jesse sorts out his family problems and Tulip and Cassidy fight to survive.
With the story kind of spinning its wheels, it was great to see the Saint of Killers back. Graham McTavish’s gunslinger from hell always adds a bit of spice to the show, and this week was no different, as he got an audience with none other than Satan himself. It seems Satan has some big plans, now that God has gone off the rails, and he needs the Saint of Killers to gather up a couple of escaped souls if he wants to continue his search for the Preacher. I’m hoping the two souls in question are Hilter and Eugene, who haven’t had nearly enough screen time this season.
It was interesting to see the backstory of Jesse in terms of his childhood and his relationship with the tombs. He is in fact, what makes the tombs thrive and come alive, something that he has been grappling with his whole life. Watching him as a young ringmaster in the past to his present-day duties gives the viewer a much better sense of what is going on inside his head. Gran’ma, Jody, and T.C. are collectively a whole lot of baggage and it will be interesting to see how Jesse deals with them moving forward.
Tulip’s ‘stand by her man’ attitude is commendable, but there has to be a limit to how far she’ll go to protect him, isn’t there? Take her scenes with Madame Boyd, for instance. She finds out the reasons way Sabrina hates Jesse yet she barely even blinks an eye. In Tulip’s defense, he’s done a lot worse but still, is there a line somewhere that Jesse can’t cross? Tulip seems downright confused at points in this episode but when Madame Boyd tells her just how to break Gran’ma’s hold on Jesse, she perks up as she now has a goal/purpose to drive her anger towards.
I was also happy to see Cassidy’s storyline get a little jump start, even if it had its sad moments. Still, his story should get a lot more interesting in the coming episodes and not a moment too soon as the competition between himself and Jesse for Tulip was getting a bit tired. Maybe this new direction will help kick-start Cassidy’s plot arc and bring some much-needed kick back to this group of three ‘friends’.
As I mentioned earlier though, the overall plot seems quite bogged down in Angelville at the moment, with the search for God seemingly tossed to the side. A few storylines this week suggest that things are about to change and really, it can’t come quick enough. I love Angelville and all its creepy atmosphere and crazy ass inhabitants, but I don’t want to see the show stuck in one place again like it was in New Orleans last year. With Satan and the Saint of Killers, and possibly Eugene and Hitler on the horizon, things are definitely looking up.
Three and a half stars out of five
- the return of the Saint of Killers and a visit with Satan
- Tulip is still badass, no matter how conflicted she is
- Angelville is still a creepy ass place
- What happened to the search for God?
- I love Angelville but the show needs to move on to something else to kickstart the story