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Recap / Preacher S 3 E 7 Hilter

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Jesse, Tulip, Gran'ma and Starr form an uneasy partnership to avert the apocalypse; Cassidy learns to love Eccarius, but at a cost.

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  • Advertised Extra: Hitler, after whom the episode is named, has maybe 5 minutes of screentime, before the opening credits.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Starr makes Jesse promise that, after he gets Genesis back, won't betray him, murder him....or force him to have sex with him.
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  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Eccarius shows his true face this episode, having eaten all of his followers.
  • Bi the Way: Eccarius and Cassidy start a relationship.
  • Broken Pedestal: Needless to say, Eugene regrets having helped Hitler escape.
  • Call-Back:
    • The soul stash in Osaka is mentioned again.
    • Jesse has to put on a white bag over his head again when being escorted to a Grail location.
  • Church Militant: Hoover enlists the help of a few battle ready nuns and priests to capture Cassidy. They fail.
  • The Corrupter: Eccarius steadily grooms Cassidy into liking his hedonistic lifestyle.
  • Due to the Dead: Jesse and Tulip give Sabina Boyd a Viking Funeral.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Marie is actually quite sad at having to let Jesse go...but then threatens his life if he doesn't return.
  • Gratuitous German: For a native speaker, Hitler's german sounds quite crappy.
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  • The Heist: Featherstone, Tulip and Jody are sent on a mission to rob the Soul stash in Osaka for Marie, in exchange of Jesse going with Herr Starr.
  • Oh, Crap!: Hoover, when Cassidy defeats his forces.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Adolf Hitler is now going by...David Hilter, and has made no attempt to conceal his identity past this, keeping his accent, his mustache, and his intense hatred of Jews. Somewhat justified as he's only working in a small town sub shop and it would be absurd to claim that Hitler had come back from Hell or something... but seriously, Hilter?
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Eccarius' great power comes from blood rituals where he converts the youths of Les Enfants du Sang into vampires. It wouldn't be this trope, were it not from him then proceeding to kill them when no one else is looking.
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  • Released to Elsewhere: Eccarius tells the membership of Les Enfants du Sang that after each blood ritual, the newest vampire is sent to a random city in the world to start up a new chapter of the cult, to provide a safe haven for vampires closer to home. In fact, he just kills them after they get into his car, then dumps their corpses in a field to be incinerated in sunlight. If one of his cultists is to be believed, he's been doing this for decades.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Tulip and Featherstone have to work together during the mission in Osaka. Neither of them is very happy and they engage in a few brawls during the episode.
  • Villain Decay: The former leader of the Third Reich is back in business and planning to start a fourth...just as soon as he can fund his conquest of the US from within a sandwich shop. Hitler seems absurdly optimistic about his chances at conquering the world with just some disgruntled coworkers, claiming to the Saint that he's already well into his "four year plan", but he was admittedly trying to bribe him with an upper level position at the time, which leads directly to...
  • Villainous Breakdown: When the Saint comes to collect Hitler and take him back to Hell, he starts trying to bargain with him, before rambling about his "plans" and eventually impotently screaming that he refuses to go back.
    You can NOT. Take. Me....I. Have. TOO. MUCH. TO. DO!
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Tulip is not happy about Jesse working together with the Grail again.
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