AMC aired a marathon of the first 5 episodes of Preacher from June 30 to July 1, 2016, with bonus behind-the-scenes footage within each episode.
Episode #1: "On the Road" - June 25, 2017
Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy start their journey to find God, which is quickly put on hold after a police car flags them down and they go on a car chase involving multiple police cars. When they stop due to empty gas, Jesse uses Genesis to make the police officers do embarrassing things, but they are abruptly interrupted by the Saint of Killers who begins massacring all of them. Barely getting away, the trio make their way to Mike, a religious scholar that Jesse knows through his father. Mike reveals that a local strip club manager has supposedly seen God frequent the strip club. Mike later kills himself when the Saint of Killers arrives shortly after the trio leave, to avoid telling him where Jesse is. At the strip club, the manager is forced to tell Jesse and Tulip that God only came because he liked the jazz music, after she is shot accidentally by a security guard that Cassidy was fighting. At a motel later that night, Jesse sees the Saint of Killers walking up the road, and learns that Genesis is unable to work on him.
#2 "Mumbai Sky Tower" - June 26, 2017
Jesse, Cassidy, and Tulip narrowly escape from the Saint of Killers, learning of Annville's fate in the process. Cassidy then remembers that he saw Fiore on television, now an act at a local Indian-style casino and hotel. It is revealed that after coming back from Hell, Fiore attempted to kill himself after the loss of DeBlanc, but ended up earning a job instead as a novelty act where he kills himself and comes back to life. Upon questioning, Fiore reveals to Jesse and Cassidy that the man hunting them down is the Saint of Killers and that the two angels hired him to kill Genesis. Cassidy promises Jesse he can "convince" Fiore to call off the Saint of Killers. While at the casino, Tulip runs into someone from her past and kills him during a fight. At the bar, Jesse comes to the conclusion that he can find God in New Orleans. Leaving the hotel, Jesse tells Fiore to "find peace." Fiore tells the Saint of Killers that the contract is still valid, and then asks the Saint to kill him, which he does.
#3 "Damsels" - July 3, 2017
Arriving in New Orleans, the trio separate into two groups. Jesse searches several bars in the city asking where he can find God, to hardly any responses. Eventually, he finds a singer in a jazz bar that is later kidnapped by a mysterious group and saved by Jesse. She reveals that someone previously had told her God was missing, and that the man later turned up dead. The woman is later revealed to be an operative for the mysterious group, who confirms Genesis' existence to their boss. In the meantime, Tulip and Cassidy go to a house owned by Denis, a friend of Cassidy's. Tulip gets increasingly nervous, and hides from a black limo driving around. She tells Cassidy that she is hiding from a man named Viktor, whom she previously betrayed. Hoping to end the problem, Tulip allows herself to be found and caught by Viktor's men. Meanwhile in Hell, Eugene is made to relive the memory of the day he became "Assface" repeatedly, with the memory showing that he was not at fault. A fault in Hell eventually pulls him out of the memory and shows him to be in a prison-type location. He learns that his cell's door is unlocked and walks out into a long corridor filled with cells. Calling out for help, Eugene is shocked and terrified to see Adolf Hitler walk out of the cell next to him.
#4 "Viktor" - July 10, 2017
Unaware that Tulip is in danger, Jesse goes to Denis' house and talks to Cassidy about his search. Cassidy notices a man on an infomercial that he recognizes as the actor who played the imposter God who spoke to Jesse's church. They learn that the actor is Mark Harelik (playing a fictionalized version of himself), and go to his talent manager who provides them with a demo reel given to him by the people who hired Harelik to play imposter God. In the tape, Harelik is executed in order to get to Heaven, and Jesse ponders why New Orleans has so many coincidences surrounding his search for God. Cassidy reveals to Jesse that Tulip went to Viktor and may be in danger. Tulip is met with an extremely frosty reception from everyone at Viktor's home, before Jesse arrives to find her. After confronting Viktor, Tulip reveals to Jesse that Viktor is her husband. Meanwhile in Hell, the cells keep breaking down, and in down times, Eugene bonds with Hitler and learns that his worst memory is 1918 Munich, when he met an art gallery owner. The superintendent of the ward meets with Eugene to tell him to act evil because he is in Hell and that they will be watching him, sanctioning deviant behaviour. Upon returning, Hitler is beaten by a fellow inmate, Tyler, with other inmates joining in. Eugene sees the camera and begins to kick Hitler.
#5 "Dallas" - July 17, 2017
In flashbacks, it is shown what happened to Jesse and Tulip after Carlos betrayed them and Tulip lost their unborn child in Dallas. They try to lead a normal life with legal jobs, but fail to get pregnant again. After a while, Tulip secretly resumes her work as a contract criminal. When Jesse finds out that she is back in crime, also learning that she has been taking contraceptive pills all the time, he decides to return to his father's church in order to become a preacher himself, which leads to their breakup. After that Tulip meets Viktor and marries him for his money and power. However, when Dany calls her and tells her that she found Carlos, she leaves Viktor immediately. In the present, Jesse ponders to kill Viktor, while Tulip takes her stepdaughter to Denis's house. However, Cassidy can persuade his friend not to do it, claiming Tulip has never stopped loving him. Instead, Jesse makes Viktor sign the divorce papers. In the evening, the Saint of Killers appears at Viktor's house looking for Jesse and kills Viktor. At gunpoint, his scared daughter, who has been hiding in a closet, tells the murderer that she knows where Jesse is.
#6 "Sokosha" - July 24, 2017
When the Saint of Killers turns up at Denis's home, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are just able to escape. At a library, they do research on their pursuer and find out that he has lost his soul. Jesse confronts the Saint and makes a deal with him: He will get him a new soul, so he can enter heaven. Tulip, Cassidy and Denis, who turns out to be Cassidy's son, have to stay behind. Searching for a soul at a voodoo shop, Jesse learns that a Japanese company has taken over the soul-dealing business. It is revealed that Jesse comes from a family called L'Angelle, who somehow used to be involved in this. Being unable to find a matching soul in the company's armored truck, Jesse finds out that his own soul does. So he extracts 1% of it and gives it to the Saint just in time. Jesse disarms the Saint of Killers, locks him in the armored truck, and drives it to a place called Angelville, where he sinks it in a swamp.
#7 "Pig" - July 31, 2017
In Vietnam, Herr Starr investigates the case of a floating pig, which has generated media exposure, and resolves the matter by ruthlessly killing everyone involved. In flashbacks, it is shown how he joined a powerful organization called the Grail, which preserves the lineage of Jesus Christ for the apocalypse and fights relentlessly any conflicting lore. Meanwhile in New Orleans, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy participate in a game where people get shot at while wearing a bulletproof vest and trick the other players in order to rob their money. Afterwards, Denis tells his father that he is dying from congestive heart failure and wants to be turned into a vampire to survive, but Cassidy declines. While Tulip suffers from nightmares about the Saint of Killers, Jesse has second thoughts about having sacrificed part of his soul for his friends and discusses the matter with a street preacher. Herr Starr is given the information on his phone that his next target is Jesse.
#8 "Holes" - August 7, 2017
In Hell, Superintendent Mannering knows one prisoner isn't supposed to be there, due to the drain on the central generator, and vows to learn who it is. Sensing that it is Eugene, Hitler trips another prisoner and Eugene helps the downed person stand. His good deed gets him tossed into the "Hole", where he is shown a memory of Tracy telling him that she promised herself to God and kissing Jesse. Eugene later returns to his cell, and Hitler promises to help him escape. In New Orleans, Denis' health worsens, and he insists that Cassidy make him a vampire. Jesse takes the audition video to have it analyzed, and Tulip accompanies him to buy a refrigerator for the apartment. The technicians can only see the serial number of the gun in the video has been filed off and the reflection of a coffee pot. While Tulip waits for the installation, she notices a bullet hole through the adjacent apartments. She follows its path, ending at the apartment of Herr Starr's operative, Lara Featherstone, who has been surveilling her neighbors.
#9 "Puzzle Piece" - August 14, 2017
The agents of the Grail discover evidence of Jesse's power, but being disinterested, Herr Starr orders them to kill Jesse. After a whole Grail SWAT team fails, Herr Starr is advised to activate "B.R.A.D." in order to complete the task. During the fight with the soldiers, it turns out that Cassidy has turned Denis into a vampire after all. While B.R.A.D. is readied, Herr Starr starts to take an interest in Jesse, after finding out that he's searching God, and starts reading his file for the first time. B.R.A.D., revealed to be a combat drone, has been activated and is about to blow up Denis' apartment with a missile, when Herr Starr calls the mission off, having found something of interest in Jesse's file. The missile destroys Harry Connick Jr.'s house instead, killing the singer. Herr Starr meets Jesse at a bar and offers help in the quest for God.
#10 "Dirty Little Secret" - August 21, 2017
While the female Grail agent, who's been surveying Denis' apartment, worms her way into Tulip's confidence in order to make mischief, and Cassidy bonds with his son, who appears to have no control over his vampire desires, Jesse repeatedly uses his powers on Herr Starr to make him reveal the true nature of the Grail. He learns that it was the Grail who hired and killed the God imposter. However, it becomes clear that neither the organization, nor the Christian religious leaders know God's whereabouts. In the end, Jesse meets the latest descendant of Jesus Christ, a retard from inbreeding called Humperdoo, who's clearly unfit to fulfill the role of the new Messiah. Herr Starr suggests that Jesse should use his powers to fill the gap left by God missing, which Jesse declines, relying on his friends. In the meantime, Tulip has been manipulated to find the weapons of the Saint of Killers and wants to confront Jesse about it.
#11 "Backdoors" - August 28, 2017
In flashbacks, a teenage Jesse is submerged by his grandmother L'Angelle in a pond locked inside a coffin to break his will. In the present, when Jesse and Tulip have the armored truck raised from the swamp, the Saint of Killers seems to have disappeared, leading to tensions within the group. Herr Starr reveals his plan to replace the retarded Messiah with Jesse to his agents. Jesse has an intuition that the man in the dog costume, whom he met briefly when he first started his search for God in New Orleans, might have been the Almighty after all. However, when he returns to that place, the person is no longer there. Tulip tries to have the weapons of the Saint melted down, but finds out they cannot be destroyed; she then sends them to Brazil by mail. After playing a recording of Jesse's prayers to him, including the one where he begged for his father's death, Herr Starr repeats his offer of Jesse taking over God's job, which Jesse declines again. As a consequence, it is revealed that the armored truck has been swapped by the Grail, and the Saint of Killers is released by an operative on Starr's order. In Hell, after having seen Hitler's worst memory of his last day as a good person, Eugene accepts his help to escape and they enter the "Hole" for a backdoor together.
#12 "On Your Knees" - September 4, 2017
In the "Hole" in Hell, Hitler tells Eugene that he has to prove that he does not belong there in order to find the backdoor. After Eugene stands up to his father, Sheriff Root, in one scenario of Tracy's suicide, they can escape through a shaft. In a flashback, it is shown how the Grail secured the cooperation of the Saint of Killers by freeing him of his new soul, thus restoring his powers. Meanwhile, Jesse declares that he does not want to think about God anymore. After his release, the Saint of Killers attacks Jesse and his friends at Denis' apartment, injuring Tulip, Cassidy and Denis in the process, but is stopped by the superintendent from Hell, who threatens to put his family in Hell. As a result, she takes him with her, telling Jesse that he is fortunate to have Herr Starr on his side. Back in Hell, the Saint demands to meet Satan. The ambulance that Jesse uses to take his friends to the hospital belongs to the Grail and brings Tulip and Cassidy to Herr Starr, who reveals his plans for Jesse to them, also telling them that Jesse does not really care for them. After watching a news on TV, in which the Pope announces God's disappearance and the coming of the Messiah (Humperdoo), Jesse draws the conclusion that he has no other choice but to take over God's job. He calls on Herr Starr, who then kneels before him.
#13 "The End of the Road" - Sept. 11, 2017
In a flashback, the teenage Jesse steals money from tourists in Angelville and is bullied by the men who work for his grandmother. When he kills a chicken in a fit of rage, he asks his grandmother to revive the animal. However, she tells him that it comes at a price. In the present, Jesse holds his first filmed speech as the new Messiah in front of a school class, when armed Armenians storm the room and are defeated in hand to hand combat by Jesse. Afterwards, Herr Starr tells him that the attack had been staged and that the video is going viral. Next, Jesse is supposed to appear as a guest in Jimmy Kimmel's talk show, but Jesse claims that this is not what he had intended. In the end, Herr Starr enforces Jesse's cooperation by showing him the vial containing his soul fragment. Cassidy realizes that Denis cannot control his own vampire desires and kills his son by exposing him to sunlight. After Tulip uncovers that Lara Featherstone has been spying on the group, she is shot fatally by her. When Genesis does not work to save Tulip, Jesse prevents Cassidy from turning her into a vampire, leading to her death. Jesse and Cassidy drive her body to Angelville, where the resurrected chicken is still alive. When Eugene and Hitler manage to escape Hell, Hitler bolts immediately. In a motel room with the Man Dog costume, God emerges from the bathroom.