The summer television desert creeps toward its bitter end, and as it does one show continues to pull viewers through the sultry season and keep them on the couch instead of buying fall beers that are out MUCH too early – Preacher. Season three brings sexy back to Southern Gothic drama and keeps us all from going outside to enjoy the light.

In season three, episode six there seemed to be a heavy focus on the exploration of past relationships in order to understand the relationships of the present. Though Cassidy, Jesse, and Tulip struggle to figure out who loves who versus who is in love with who, the episode placed a heavy emphasis on the need they have for one another’s support during these dark and troubled times.

Cassidy, safely (?) away from Angelville, has found some of his own in Les Enfants du Sang, or the children of blood and experiments with the idea of living an immortal life with immortals like Eccarius. While there is much to be seen, it doesn’t appeal to him because of his affinity for not forcing others to suffer so he can live.

Tulip and Cassidy remain at Angelville, fighting the good fight and stealing shit. While Jesse plans to get spit on by Madame Boyd he makes out with her instead, much to the chagrin of Tulip who is still a little torn between he and Cassidy, it seems. Tulip and Gran’ma are still living in the weird close proximity of two joined souls and Jesse, as usual, has a plan to get them all out of Angelville.

One of the best moments of the episode was the appearance of Eugene, who learns the fate of Annville and then almost immediately is scooped up by the Saints of Killers in order to be returned to Hell. While other plot lines unfold among all of these, one wonders, where is God in all of this hellish mess? It’s not a rhetorical question, either. Where is that damn dog-man? The mid-season wraps up with a lot of action and the hope that following episodes keep the same breakneck pace.

The Game of Nerds coverage of season three of Preacher started a little late this season so next week I’ll review episode 7 and keep at it until we catch up with the really real world.