Preacher Rewind 309: A Look Back at Bleeding Cool's 'Schwanzkopf' Thoughts


Welcome once again to Bleeding Cool's Preacher Rewind, as we look back at our thoughts on the third season's penultimate episode 'Schwanzkopf' heading into the season finale of AMC's series adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic book series.

So Jesse's (Dominic Cooper) got his groove back and a last dance with Gran'ma (Betty Buckley) waiting for him at Angelville; Tulip's (Ruth Negga) going toe-to-toe with Hitler (Noah Taylor), Hell, and The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish); and Cassidy's (Joseph Gilgun) trying to win over the "Children of Blood": a typical day for our trio, right?


Throw in Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) rockin' trendy styles of "schwanzkopf" head-covering fashion, an Allfather (Jonny Coyne) pulling off a way too believable Monty Python's The Meaning of Life homage, and "Crisis on Infinite Humperdoos (Tyson Ritter) and you'll see from our review of 'Schwanzkopf' how the show's positioned itself to end the season in a blaze of glory – and we haven't gotten to Satan (Jason Douglas) yet!

Preacher s03e09 'Schwanzkopf': Divided and trapped, Tulip, Jesse and Cassidy battle old friends, new enemies and loved ones to escape certain death – or worse.

It's taken nine episodes of AMC's Preacher, but it finally comes down to this: Jesse Custer versus Gran'ma Marie L'Angell. With his soul back and Genesis riding shotgun all warm-n-cozy inside of him, Jesse has years of abuse and two mourned parents to avenge – while Gran'ma's side deal with Satan might not be as iron clad as she first thought (check out the episode trailer below the preview).

But before he gets to Gran'ma, he's going to have to go through Jody (Jeremy Childs) – and before Jody, there's… TC (Colin Cunningham). As we can see from AMC's sneak preview for this Sunday's season finale 'The Light Above,' TC's about to learn the hard way that Jesse's not the little boy he remembers:

Preacher s03e10 'The Light Above': Jesse returns home for what he hopes is the last time but angers Starr and endangers Cassidy in the process; Tulip battles hell and Nazis.

PREACHER is a dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

The 10-episode third season follows Jesse's quest for God which takes him back to the place he's been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past…because the future of the world depends on it.

preacher s03e09 rewind schwanzkopf

Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett, and Noah Taylor also return for the third season of Preacher, joined by new series regulars Betty Buckley (Supergirl, Split), Colin Cunningham (Blood Drive, Falling Skies), Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville), Liz McGeever (Star, Nashville), Jonny Coyne (Turn, Alcatraz), Adam Croasdell (Reign), and Prema Cruz (Mozart in the Jungle).

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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