This week’s episode of Preacher, “Sundowner,” began to bring much of the insanity that the series promised in the pilot episode, here in the form of a 10-minute opening scene featuring three dozen corpses and no dead people. We also got answers to some of the burning questions we’ve had all season long, and by the episode’s end, the series had begun to explore in earnest one of the spiritual questions driving the series.
There are only four episodes left of the season, and Preacher has rounded the corner and is sprinting toward a wild season finale. Here’s what we learned in “Sundowner.”
What Is Genesis?
We finally know what the spirit possessing Jesse is. It isn’t God. It’s a mistake. It’s the product of an Angel and Demon who fell in love during the endless war between Heaven and Hell. Genesis was a thing that was never meant to be, an angel-demon baby with enough force to shift the balance of power and threaten the entire creation.
In other words, it’s a very big deal, and the angels and demons want the power for themselves, so they can use it to win the war between Heaven and Hell.