We get a bit too much backstory, a glimpse into hell and perhaps most terrifying of all we find out more about Cassidys taste in films
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Hes Gone takes place over the course of a single day: the Sunday of Eugenes banishment. But its intercut with plenty of unnecessary flashback scenes giving more background on Jesses daddy issues and relationship with Tulip. Its a bit of a slow burner, but hopefully it serves as a brief respite before the storm of action in the last few episodes.
As Jesses climactic service finally starts, he appears to have succeeded at saving the town, at least superficially. This is by far the most God-fearing congregation weve seen yet (even Tulip is slumped down in a pew), and throughout the sequence everyone hangs, rapt by his words. But this is not a moment of triumph for Jesse we cut ahead through the sermon to Sheriff Root, looking for his son. It looks like Jesse didnt even use his power on the congregation, bailing at the last minute perhaps because Eugenes criticism struck a chord.
After the service the camera pans down to the floor, telegraphing a cut to Eugene in hell, complete with muffled animal noises and screaming. But instead, the episode jumps over to Quincannons slaughterhouse, in just one of many reminders of hell peppered throughout this episode, exaggerating small details like the fire that Tulip accidentally sets in the church oven and complemented by a glimpse of Eugenes empty room. It would be cool if we got to see Preachers version of hell. But maybe thats for another episode (or next season).