Preacher: "Sokosha" Review
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
The quality of Preacher’s second season has been proportional to the amount of screen time given to the Saint of Killers. When the Saint is front and center and carving a swatch of destruction on his way towards apprehending Jesse Custer, the show is an enthralling experience. But the past couple episodes have largely ignored the Saint in favor of Jesse’s antics in New Orleans, and the overall momentum has suffered. Unsurprisingly, things got back on track immediately this week as our heroes found themselves staring down the barrel of Death’s revolver.
“Sokosha” opened on a strange but intriguing note as we followed the travels of “The Technician” (Badge of Honor’s James Kyson) as he went about his daily routine. It was several minutes into the episode before it became clear what exactly scheme this well-dressed businessman was carrying out, but the answer didn’t disappoint. I’m regularly fascinated by the cynical, corporate-minded way this series treats the relationship between Heaven, Hell and Earth. The idea of poor people literally selling pieces of their souls for the benefit of the wealthy elite feels all too appropriate for this darkly comic universe.