Sunday night’s premiere of season 2 of Preacher gave fans a good indication of what’s to come in the remaining twelve episodes. Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), and Tulip (Ruth Negga) are on the road and looking for God, who has gone missing. But searching for God will be even harder as the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) is hot on their trail.

Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the episode begins with the three friends speeding on the open road. A cop foolishly decides to pull them over and Jesse uses the Voice to avoid any legal consequences despite Tulip’s pleas that he don’t. He orders the cop to recite “The Yellow Rose of Texas” over and over again. But the true punishment comes when he demands a different cop to “mace your balls.”

Just as Jesse is about to stop torturing the cops, shots ring out and guts go flying – the Saint has found them, the very job he’s been summoned from hell to do. The trio barely escapes.

Unaware of the Saint’s mission, Jesse isn’t quite sure why they were attacked. Tulip surmises that the attack was a result of location. “We’re in Texas. They pretty much grow dumb-ass crazy here,” she guesses.

Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy find a safe-haven in Mike’s home – Mike is a family friend of Jesse’s. They spend the night and Tulip and Cassidy awkwardly hide the fact that they slept together from Jesse, who is in love with Tulip. Jesse sleeps in between the love of his life and his best friend, not knowing the secret they are keeping from him.

They leave the next day only moments before the Saint shows up at Mike’s doorstep. In an act of loyalty, Mike stabs himself in the chest so that, one, he won’t tell the Saint where Jesse went, and two, he gets to die on his own terms.

In the end it doesn’t seem to matter.

Jesse leads the gang to a motel where they decide to camp out for the night. After making love to Tulip in a scene where Tulip appears to be heartbroken over her infidelity, Jesse goes outside for a cigarette. While taking a drag he sees the Saint approach. Using the Voice, Jesse orders him to stop but the Saint doesn’t take his direction. Instead he raises his gun and points it directly at Jesse, his powers be damned.

The two night premier of Preacher‘s second season continues tonight at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.

Watch the first ten minutes of season two below.

Read more about: