Preacher Episode 5 titled ?South Will Rise Again? will see rock star preacher, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), confront the mysterious ?angels? in cowboy hats, DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Tom Brooke). Can these men, who say they are from heaven, be trusted?
The official synopsis for episode 5 from AMC reads: ?After his stunt with Quincannon, Jesse is Annville?s newest rock star. Tulip and Cassidy connect, and The Cowboy makes a tragic decision.?
Jesse Custer, a small-town Preacher in Anville, Texas, was inhabited by a strange entity at the end of the series premiere. In the next episodes, he realizes the power that was brought upon him in which what he tells a person is ?gospel??literally?like he possessed the ?word of God.?
The first manifestation of this power was when he told a man to ?open his heart? to his mother and the man took it literally?he actually opened up his chest and took out his heart in front of his mother. Jesse had also told a paedophilic school bus driver to ?forget the girl? he was harassing, and in that moment, he didn?t have a clue what the preacher was talking about. Jesse could even scare bad guys with his power like what he did to the town bully, Donnie (Derek Wilson), who almost killed himself because Jesse told him to.
But Jesse?s latest stunt was witnessed by a church full of people. He asked real-estate man, Odin Quincannon (Jackie Earle Haley), if he will serve God. Odin immediately said ?no? but when Jesse used his ?divine? voice to command him to ?serve God,? Odin immediately accepts and the townspeople were simply in awe. But will Quincannon actually serve God? And which god? Based on past incidents, this might not turn out as expected.
And with that revelation, with that ?miracle,? Jesse will also gain enemies. In the preview for episode 5, we see Jesse sit down with DeBlanc and Fiore, whose mission is to take Jesse?s power and bring it back to wherever it came from. We?re still not sure if these ?agents of heaven? are enemies or friends, though they did try to kill Jesse and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) to get what they want.
Can Jesse trust these guys? Is Jesse?s power really the one they?ve been looking for? Or was it all a big mistake?
Catch Preacher Episode 5, ?South Will Rise Again? this Sunday, June 26, 9 p.m. ET on AMC.