Written by M.J. Rawls
Read M.J. Rawls’ review of Part 1 of the Preacher Season 2 Premiere here.
“Mumbai Sky Tower” starts in the very bombastic, action-driven fashion that “On The Road” did. This time, it sets up the overall arc of how the episode takes shape: Jesse (Dominic Cooper) and Genesis. Much to Jesse’s dismay, the voice of Genesis does not work to sway the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish). Jesse, who has used Genesis in an almost flippant fashion in the past, learns of a horrible caveat to it. The trio also witnesses the destruction of Annville. There’s absolutely no turning back on their quest to find God. The concept of home or aborting the mission no longer exists when you don’t have a home to go back to.
Meeting Fiore (Tom Brooke), the Adelphi angel turned illusionist reveals that he hired the Saint of Killers to go after the trio to both kill Jesse and Genesis. As seen in the first episode of the season, Jesse had no qualms about using Genesis, forcing Tulip (Ruth Negga) to step in as a voice of reason. Now, using Genesis is a tracking device for the western killing machine. Like it or not, Jesse will have to use some nuance with his power. Unfortunately, he may find this out the hard way when trusting Fiore.
As always with Preacher, there are scenes of humor that break up the dark storyline to give you a breather. Enter Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). He eludes to the Saint’s “Terminator-like” nature in the beginning of the episode and does a whole heap of drugs with Fiore, in order to persuade him to help the group. This makes for some funny conversation, admitting the hallucinogenic air of building forts, and playing indoor basketball.
Tulip gets to showcase that she can hold her own, taking out Gary (Michael Beasley), but the secrets will no doubt burden the group. Tulip has her “link” to Cassidy and Victor. Who is Victor? We don’t know, but Tulip’s apprehension to go to New Orleans may have something to do with her past and her sudden rejection to commit to Jesse. We’re two episodes into the new season and there’s a balance to what makes the show stand out.
The gore is used to show the brutality of certain characters, but it’s not completely relied upon. There are many intersecting storylines that seem interesting and will connect us to the main quest of finding God, without taking too much away from how important that is, hopefully.