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Recap / Preacher S 3 E 1 Angelville

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Jesse and Cass bring Tulip's body to Angelville, where Jesse hopes that his grandmother can bring Tulip Back from the Dead.

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  • Abusive Parents: Marie, to the point of cutting up her daughter without any anaesthetics, just to see what she has been hiding from her.
  • Afterlife Antechamber: Purgatory is a place where you have to wait until "they" come for you. Until you leave there, you can still be resurrected, if you can think of enough reason to go back.
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  • Back from the Dead: It takes some doing, but Tulip comes back to life.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Jody and Jesse first meet again, it seems like Jody is gonna mess him up...but then he greets him in a friendly way.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Jesse gets some good hits against Jody, to the point of the man complimenting him, but ultimately gets beaten into submission and almost buried under a truck quite easily.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In Purgatory, it is revealed that Tulip's mom was a hooker and her father a chronic criminal, who got shot in front of her eyes.
  • Deal with the Devil: It's obvious that Jesse's deal with his grandma is gonna have a big caveat.
  • Enemy Mine: Jody killed Jesse's father, making him understandably not a fan of the man, and Jody seems to carry some hate for Jesse too beneath his Affably Evil exterior. They still have to work together to get a key ingredient for Grandma's spell.
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  • Eureka Moment: When Tulip frantically says that she needs more time, she realizes that she has to put the battery into the clock to come back to life.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Both T.C. and Jody look pretty horrified when Marie orders them to hold down her own daughter Christina to cut her up.
  • Internal Reveal: Cassidy reveals to Jesse that he and Tulip had sex. Needless to say, he freaks out.
  • Moral Myopia: Marie tries to guilt trip Jesse, as he abandoned his family. She doesn't even bring up killing his father and all the abuse.
  • One-Man Army: Jody, who beats up the entire Boyds gang.
  • Running Gag: The chicken still running around Angelville
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