In Review: Preacher – South Will Rise Again

After his stunt with Quincannon, Jesse is Annville's newest rock star.

Synopsis: After his stunt with Quincannon, Jesse is Annville’s newest rock star. But could everything be beginning to go south? Tulip and Cassidy connect, and Cowboy makes a tragic decision.

Review: ‘South Will Rise Again’ has the luxury of being the best episode we have seen of this series for the last few weeks, but they still need to get Jesse and the principal characters the hell out of Annville.

The episode starts in the wild west with Cowboy heading into a frontier town for some medicines. But when he suspects a woman has been raped and killed he heads back into town after having got his medicines and gets the crap kicked out of him. Quite how these past events link up with the present day are yet to be explained. But its enough to keep things interesting for now.

Jesse is enjoying new found fame after having managed to convert Quincannon to Christianity last week, but just like the Brexit here in the UK. It looks like everything is on the verge of going south for Jesse. Certain members of the town are waking up from the spell of whatever supernatural forces Jesse is using and the Angels are hot on his heels.

Added to all of that Quincannon has turned menacing evil again and has just offed four representatives of an ecological business that he was supposed to be cutting a deal with.

Cassidy and Tulip hook up. Which was kind of predictable after last week. It remains to be seen what sort of turns this relationship will have. Especially when you consider Tulip’s past relations with Jesse.

After Weeks Of Heading South. Could This Show Be Picking Things Up?

Were at the half way point with ‘Preacher’ now. And although this episode had a little more zip in its pacing and provided some interesting moments. There are still some issues with regard to the various plot threads linking up in a coherent way.

The opening sequence with the cowboy was really cool and the cinematography of these flash back sequences is beautiful. But this far into the series. I’d be expecting to know more about how these past events link up with what is happening with Jesse and the town of Anville.

This is the strongest offering from the show thus far. But it is still quite a bit of a grind to watch through episodes given that so little happens from episode to episode. Which is probably true of most small towns, it is not something that really makes for good television drama.

Preacher - South Will Rise Again
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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