On the November 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writer Chris Evangelista to have a spoiler-filled discussion about the sixth episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “This Extraordinary Being.”
In Our Feature Presentation: Watchmen spoiler conversation.
No Adrian Veidt, no Looking Glass
Hooded Justice origin story
Captain Metropolis – even the Minutemen won’t accept Will for who he really is, and they won’t help him when he needs help
Plays out very differently in American Hero Story (escapes through glass instead of entering through it)
June as Will Reeves’s Alfred – her true identity is revealed
“Beware the Cyclops” – Klan’s subliminal plan uncovered
Passing down trauma to the next generation: Will’s son dresses up like Hooded Justice & Will freaks out about it
The episode’s aesthetic choices – is this a repudiation of the idea that Lindelof is dunking on Zack Snyder?
Theory Corner: Ideas for what the Millennium Clock might do? (Reference Peteypedia entries)
ALSO: Read Veidt email
Other Articles Mentioned:
- ‘Watchmen’ Exclusive: All Your Burning Questions About the Robert Redford Administration Have Been Answered
- ‘Watchmen’ Lets “This Extraordinary Being” Answer Some Questions
- The ‘Watchmen’ Reference Guide: Every Easter Egg in “This Extraordinary Being”
- How ‘Watchmen’ Transformed Looking Glass Into Rorscach’s Mirror Image
- Ben’s discussion with David Chen about this episode
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