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Preacher's Jesse and the Saint of Killers Meet Face-to-Face: What Happens Next?

We have a few theories

Keisha Hatchett

[Spoilers for Preacher's Season 2 premiere and the Preacher comics follow so read at your own risk.]

Preacher's Season 2 opener wasted no time in reintroducing us to the mysterious Cowboy from last season, who we now recognize as the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish).

The menacing figure clad in cowboy boots and an ankle-length coat spent most of the episode brutally killing off innocents via scarily accurate sniper shots (and even ripping out someone's tongue) while in pursuit of Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).

"I actually feel sorry for them," McTavish told regarding his on-screen victims. "They arrive and then I do something absolutely appalling to them."

At the very last minute of the premiere, he catches up to Jesse who is smoking a cigarette outside a motel. Drawing his gun, the episode cuts to credits right before we see if the Saint pulls the trigger. So, what happens next?

In the comics, the Saint of Killers is one of the few beings that doesn't have to follow the Word of God. However, there is one instance in which Jesse uses Genesis -- the force that's within him -- to stall the Saint's gun and flee, which could also happen here.

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The most likely scenario, though, would be an outside distraction or just plain ol' luck helping Jesse make his grand escape, much like what happens throughout the comic series. Or perhaps the Saint of Killers will intentionally miss (there's no way he wouldn't be able to kill him at point blank range after the Halo-like assassinations from earlier) with a promise to complete his mission later.

Either way, there's no way that the show's titular character is getting killed off this early because then where would we be? Sleep soundly, friends, for our favorite tormented man of faith isn't done just yet.

Preacher airs Sunday nights at 10/9c on AMC.