Follow TV Tropes


Recap / Preacher S 2 E 12 On Your Knees

Go To

The Saint returns, Tulip and Cassidy find out about Jesse's dealings with the Grail and Eugene and Hitler proceed with their plan to break out of hell.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Jesse is about to be scalped by the Saint, he makes a desperate attempt to appeal to his humanity.
  • And Then What?: Jesse is sadly unable to answer Tulip's and Cassidy's questions what will become of them after Jesse becomes the Messiah.
  • Advertisement:
  • Broken Pedestal: Eugene realizes that Tracy Loach was incredibly selfish and attention-seeking.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Eugene also confronts his a projection of his father about the way he was treated despite being only a kid.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Jesse and friends stand no chance against the Saint, even without his magical weapons.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Losing his family made the Saint abandon all efforts to change himself.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: His wife convinced the Saint to change his ways, but after his attempted kindness got her and his daughter indirectly killed, the Saint brutally abandoned the effort.
  • Internal Reveal: Tulip and Cassidy find out about Jesse's dealings with the Grail.
  • One Degree of Separation: On his way out of Hell, Eugene passes over the Saint's cell.
  • Shout-Out: The Saint is named William, in reference to William Munny of Unforgiven whose backstory inspired the Saint's.
  • Advertisement:
  • Title Drop: Said by Jesse in a flashback to his last encounter with the Saint, and by the preacher in the flashback to the Saint's baptism.
  • Villainous Rescue: Mannering, on Herr Star's orders, takes William (The Saint) back with her to Hell, just in time before the latter scalps Jesse.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Jesse breaks with Tullip and Cassidy and agrees to become the Grail's Messiah.
    • Eugene is breaking out of hell after confronting his traumas about Tracy Loach's suicide, being molested as a child by Pedro the Prairie Dog, and his father's treatment.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: