"Promises matter. It's the currency of faith."
Jesse Custer

"Pilot" is the premiere episode of the supernatural drama series Preacher. It was directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg with a script written by Sam Catlin based on a television story written by Rogen, Goldberg and Catlin. It first aired on AMC on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 9:00 pm. In this episode, Jesse Custer is a small town preacher from Annville, Texas who has lost his faith. However, he tries to do right by his parishioners and offers them words of comfort. Jesse's dark past comes back to haunt him however and he is forced to engage in very un-priestly behavior in order to mete out justice. Things take a dramatic turn in Jesse's life when he finds himself infused with a mysterious new power that forces others to obey his commands.

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  • This program is rated TV-MA. It contains violent content, strong language and brief nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • The pilot episode had a special running time of 90 minutes.

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  • Jesse Custer: Promises matter. It's the currency of faith.


  • Cassidy: Jesus, what kind of a preacher are you?
  • Jesse Custer: The lousy kind.
  • Cassidy: No, I'm sorry, mate. I've seen the lousy kind. As long as you're not walking around with a little kiddy's arsehole around your finger like a bloody wedding ring, I'd say you were ahead of the game, then.


  • Emily Woodrow: You were never really here in the first place, Jesse, so... what difference should your leaving make?



  • Tulip O'Hare: Of course, boy or girl, if you're lucky enough to fall in love, you have to be even stronger. Fight like a lion to keep it alive. So that... so that on the day your live is…z weak enough or... selfish enough or frickin' stupid enough to run away, you have the strength to track him down... and eat him alive.


  • Jesse Custer: So, bring me a beer and maybe I'll do some of those things to your daddy. How hurt you want him? How far do I go? One punch? Two? Problem is, your daddy's a big fella, I imagine a couple of punches just gonna make him mad. He's gonna fight back. Then his buddies are gonna want to help out. I'll need to defend myself. things will escalate. That's what these things do. They escalate. And violence... makes violence. It makes nothing much at all.



  • Hugo Root: Can't do it. I told them. You cannot just expunge a beloved cultural figure like that and not expect it to go over like shit on cold biscuit.
  • Jesse Custer: I imagine there's worse things that could happen.
  • Hugo Root: I just read the Japanese let a fellow marry his own pillow, I tend to agree with you. Much worse is on its way.
  • Jesse Custer: Pillows. That's a slippery slope.

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