1. Hitler's prisoner number ends in "88" - a commonly-referenced number for Hitler by Neo-Nazis. As H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, "88" is code for "Heil Hitler"

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2. The cigarette brand "Pilgrims" is a reference to actor John Wayne (who famously used the term in a few films, notably The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) - Wayne appears in the Vertigo comic series as a ghost who helps guide Jesse Custer, although his role does not exist on the TV show.

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...and, to be fair, Pilgrims is Jesse's preferred brand in the comics. But still - any reference to John Wayne is pretty rad.



3. While Preacher (the show) is a somewhat loose adaptation of Preacher (the comic), they do sneak in very explicit recreations of shots from the comic from time-to-time - like the leaving Texas sign (right down to the handwriting on the graffiti!) in season 2.

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4. The show was teasing Angelville HARD since the very beginning - you can clearly see Angelville tattoos on Jesse and the man who shot his father (in a flashback), teasing out Jesse's tortured background

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5. As Fiore and DeBlanc wait for a bus to take them to Hell, they wait outside a VERY recognizable structure (The John B. Robert Dam, located in Albuquerque, NM) - which should already be familiar to AMC viewers from the location's pivotal importance in Breaking Bad, being the spot where Saul Goodman's "cleaner" would pick up people looking to completely disappear (and the spot where Jesse finally realized the truth about the ricin cigarette)

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6. When Jesse is searching for God in New Orleans' jazz clubs, he sits next to a patron with a long, white beard, mariner's cap, glasses, and a "full-bodied" frame - a reference to fellow prestige TV creator, George RR Martin.

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7. There's another subtle reference to a long-running fantasy book series (that took WAY too long to finish) - Stephen King's Dark Tower. In season 2, Herr Starr's crew and the Saint of Killers take over room 19 in Denis' apartment building..."19" being an incredibly important and iconic number in Dark Tower lore.

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Preacher Returns Sunday June 24 at 10/9c on AMC