Cassidy has stolen the churchs wine, Jesse deals with temptation and The Saint of Killers might have made his first appearance. Preacher is heating up.
Its definitely not paradise
The year is 1881 and a mans child is sick so he must go procure medicine on horseback. He looks like hes seen some things. (The camera holds, briefly, on his gun, but he doesnt take it.) He rides across open plains, taking in the barren, creeping beauty of the land. Encountering a family that has escaped the city of St Louis to come out to the country. The taciturn traveller speaks for the first time to reject the supposed mystical allure of the open sky. No, this is most definitely not paradise, confirmed by the presence of a tree full of the scalped bodies of Native Americans.
The man sees this tree heading into the town of Ratwater. You know this is significant if youve read the comics, and if you havent, well, suffice to say, Ratwater is more pleasant than its name would suggest (it was also the name of the whiskey Jesse orders in the first episode). More importantly: is this the Saint of Killers, one of the more powerful (and important) characters in the Preacher universe? Certainly looks like it.
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