Watchmen Episode 3, HBO

HBO continues the critically acclaimed Watchmen, with Episode 3: She Was Killed by Space Junk, starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons. Based on the DC comics masterpiece by Alan Moore And Dave Gibbons, find out what happens in the alternate future where police officers band together against an impending apocalypse. 

Inside a booth, Special Agent Laurie Blake (Jean Smart), the former Silk Spectre, makes a long-distance call to Mars. She starts to tell a joke about God to Doctor Manhattan. While continuing the joke, Laurie recounts how she ended up in Tulsa. 

Laurie stages an elaborate bank heist to grab the attention the vigilante known as Black Shadow. Just before the Black Shadow can escape the FBI, she shoots him in the back and places him under arrest. He’s not a hero; he’s a joke.  

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Senator Joe Keene Jr. (James Wolk) wants Laurie to lead the investigation of Judd Crawford’s murder. His DOPA act is on the line if the 7th Cavalry continues their war against the police. If elected president, Keene promises to pardon Nite Owl for his previous crimes. 

Meanwhile, Laurie and her partner, Peter, pay a visit to Judd’s widow. While witnessing how the masked police treat their suspects, Laurie meets with Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson)at his pod. Laurie has already found inconsistencies at the crime scene and the missing toxicology report .

Elsewhere, Adrian Veidt (Irons) attempts to teleport Mr. Philips (Tom Mison) onto Mars but his devices fail. He has been in captivity in Argentina, while the rest of the world thinks he’s dead. Adrian wears his old uniform as he stares at himself in the mirror. 

At Judd’s funeral, a mad bomber shows up and holds Senator Keene as his hostage. Thinking he was bluffing, Laurie shoots the mad bomber in the dead. As the bomb starts counting down, everyone at the funeral runs as Angela (King) pushes the corpse into the open grave.    

After pushing Judd’s coffin on top of the mad bomber, Angela jumps away from the explosion. She already hates Laurie for nearly getting Topher and her kids killed. Laurie already suspects Angela is hiding something because she could wheelchair tracks and Judd’s secret room.     

During the night, wanting something more than a blue sex toy, Laurie sleeps with her partner. She ends up back at the booth, finishing up her joke. She wonders if Doctor Manhattan is even actually listening to her calls.    

All of a sudden, Angela’s car falls from the sky, just when Laurie exits the booth. Laurie looks up at the sky and sees the night sky blow up.  

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Laurie laughs, thinking Doctor Manhattan really is watching over her. 

Watchmen continues Sundays on HBO at 9pm.

By Jorge Solis

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