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Recap / Preacher S 3 E 4 The Tombs

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As Jesse helps reinvigorate business at Angelville, he tests Tulip and Cassidy's faith in him when Angelville brings out a darker side of him.


  • Apologetic Attacker: Cassidy is not happy after bashing the pedophile teachers head in, frantically apologising to him.
  • Body Horror: The Saint is whipped so badly by the Devil's assistant that his entire back is left open, with his ribcage visible!
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: The real reason behind Jesse rejecting Sabina Boyd in a pretty cruel manner was that he didn't want his grandma to find out about it and hurt her. He also attempts the same on Tulip, trying to drive her away.
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  • Faux Affably Evil: The Devil, as is befitting, talks pretty suave but it is clear that he really enjoys torturing people.
  • Losing Your Head: Cassidy can still talk even when hacked into pieces.
  • Nerves of Steel: Not once does Madame Boyd lose her cool during her dialogue with Tulip, even when the latter has a gun pointed at her.
  • Once More, with Clarity!: When Madame Boyd tells the story, it seems like Jesse killed her brother with glee. Turns out it was self-defense and he was shocked after doing so.
  • Pet the Dog: T.C. in the flashbacks. He knew Jesse went to see a girl, but didn't tell Marie about it.
  • Skewed Priorities: When the shop clerk sees that one of the postboxes is ripped open and a huge, bloody trail leads from it? He complains about having told Jesse not to store liquids in it.
  • Totally Radical: The Devil talks like this.
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  • Woman Scorned: Sabina Boyd is understandibly pissed at Jesse for rejecting her and killing her brother.
  • You Killed My Father: Aside from rejecting her, Sabina Boyd also holds Jesse killing her brother Kenny against him. Turns out it was self-defense.

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