El Valero

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Critic Consensus: "El Valero" is a strong, lively episode - brimming with clever action sequences, a witty score, and a slew of sly performances from its core cast.

Episode Info

In a fierce gun battle, Jesse faces off against Quincannon and the Meat Men to protect his church. Meanwhile, Tulip tries to save a friend.

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Critic Reviews for El Valero

Nearly everything that happens hints at greatness, or at least damn goodness, that goes frustratingly unrealized.

Jul 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Fortunately this episode answers questions and doesn't raise new ones, so it's ahead of the game.

Jul 18, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

But "Preacher" is no ordinary Western, and "El Valero" becomes just as much about Jesse's guilt as him shooting off his attackers' penises.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

I am aware Dominic Cooper has been praised by some and tolerated by others, but "El Valero" really goes out of its way to show all the different shades Cooper brings to the character of Jesse Custer

Jul 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Feels mostly like a place-setting episode for both Jesse's story and his friends' plotline for the two hours remaining this season.

Jul 18, 2016 | Full Review…

"El Valero" proved to be another great entry for the series, showing that it's finally time for Jesse to pay for his overconfidence and Genesis-fueled meddling.

Jul 19, 2016 | Full Review…

We don't get the big confrontation we were promised at the end of last week's episode, but that's OK, because Eugene is back! (Sort of.)

Jul 18, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I love it when a show outsmarts me. As a viewer and a critic, I love it when my assumptions get turned on their ear, and that happens several times over the course of "El Valero."

Jul 18, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Outside of Eugene and Quincannon's scene-stealing dynamism, not a whole lot changes in El Valero. It repeatedly raises questions that seem to have no answer at all.

Jul 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The other two leads of the series took an extreme backseat this week as Jesse's comeuppance took center stage, giving us a great hook for the next episode while also fleshing out Odin's backstory.

Jul 18, 2016 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…