As Scientology sinks, does Tom Cruise really have to go down with the ship? - 2016-05-24
Sunday night we were still reeling from what we'd just seen on HBO and a scene involving three little words — "hold the door" — so when we turned to AMC at ten pm, we weren't really in the best shape for taking in the craziness in the pilot episode of Preacher.
We knew that there was a fun reference to Tom Cruise somewhere in the show, but we couldn't make it past the first few minutes of the episode. Blame it on the white walkers.
Anyway, the Tom Cruise joke in Preacher got plenty of media attention after the episode aired. News of the gag first emerged after the episode was shown at SXSW in Austin in March, so plenty of people knew it was coming.