Critic Consensus: "He's Gone" tones down the eccentric tone of preceding episodes, using smartly written dinner table dialogue to deliver some of the show's most uncomfortable character interactions -- and send one character in an intriguingly dark direction.
as Jesse Custer
as Eugene Root
as Hugo Root
as Donnie Schenck
as 10-Year-Old Jesse
as The Cowboy
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Critic reviews for He Gone
Jesse spends most of "He's Gone" knowing he sent Eugene to literal Christian hell and not much caring. I get giving your hero a low point to come back from, but this is so despicable a move... that it's tough to walk it back by the end.
After roughly 1.5 episodes of demonstrating the good Jesse can do with Genesis as his co-pilot, Preacher smartly returned to the bad, and a whole lot of it.
This episode wisely holds back from the extreme weirdness that has defined the early episodes of Preacher and puts focus on the event that ended last week's episode.
Only in a series like Preacher could a drug-snorting, booze-swigging vampire be the moral center, but here we are.
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