Angela Gets Closer To The Truth In A Preview Of Next Week’s Watchmen

by Erik Amaya

Now that Angela (Regina King) knows her connection to Watchmen‘s divergent past, it is only a matter of time before she learns more about her place in Lady Trieu’s (Hong Chau) grand vision. And if this preview of next week’s show is any indication, she may actually get some answers. Meanwhile, the Game Warden is putting Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons) on trial for his escape attempt. Will this show of justice bring Jon Osterman back into their reality or is this part of Veidt’s escape plan?

Meanwhile, this week’s episode was in every sense a tour de force: from the exceptional camera work and direction to the creation of Will Reeves’ (Louis Gossett Jr.) complex origin story. Many guessed he was the real identity of Hood Justice, but this exploration of his history and origins as a costumed fighter also offers the clear point of departure between Watchmen‘s world and our own — a black man took on a costume to dispense the justice the convention law could not. His actions inspired others and costumed mystery men became real instead of figures of fiction. It makes all the sense in the world, and yet was buried between the gutters of the original comic book. Also, it should be said, there’s something interesting in establishing the Jewish-born Superman in the pages of Action Comics #1 before the rise of the Black Superman just hours later.
But it seems the Klan and their cyclops was not completely beaten by Will’s (played in the extended flashback by Jovan Adepo) use of cleansing fire. How does it relate to the Seventh K? And how did Will draw the line between his work in the 1940s and their plans almost 80 years later? Hopefully, Angela will ask that question of Will herself … well provided she finds Will at Lady Trieu’s complex.
Then again, maybe Trieu’s calculated the Klan’s insidious longevity in her plan to save the human race. Their hate and the lengths they go to preserve their notion of purity is the greatest threat to her quest for peace.
Watchmen airs Sundays on HBO.

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