Jeremy Irons Watchmen telescope

On the November 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista for a spoiler-filled conversation about the fourth episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own.”

Opening Banter: Emails!


In Our Feature Presentation:

  • Lady Trieu
    • HT’s observation
    • She REALLY wanted that farm
    • Is this opening scene a flashback?
    • What is the real purpose of the Millennium Clock?
    • Ozymandias statue (“Because he IS old”)
    • Her daughter’s nightmare – was that her experience?
  • Angela Abar
    • Family tree
    • Lube Man! Who is he?
    • Will wants to make sure she received those memory pills, which might connect to Trieu’s daughter’s IV
  • Adrian Veidt
    • Swamp babies!
    • “Your flaws and this thoughtless design…I am most definitely not your maker. I would never have burdened such pathetic creatures with the gift of life.”
    • Launches slaughtered bodies into the sky
  • Crackpot corner
    • Is Cal Doctor Manhattan? (His “accident,” the way he talks to the kids about death, his survival of the White Night)
    • Will can walk! What is he up to?
    • Is Lady Trieu aligned with Doctor Manhattan somehow? Will asks her how much longer until their plan comes to fruition, and she pauses for a second and says, “three days.” Doctor Manhattan obviously had a unique relationship with time, and she knew exactly when the thing was going to crash in the Clark’s backyard
    • Any guesses as to what that thing was?


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