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episode 637: Spoiler Discussion: Watchmen Episode 8, "A God Walks Into Abar"


On the December 9, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to have a spoiler discussion of the eighth episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “A God Walks Into Abar.”

 

Opening Banter: HT’s back!

 

In Our Feature Presentation

 

  • Emails
  • Angela and Dr. Manhattan in the bar
    • Mr. Eddy’s Bar - does this confirm Lady Trieu’s parentage?
    • Angela hates Dr. Manhattan
    • Flashbacks to Jon’s past
    • Did Jon kill Cal?
  • Adrian Veidt
    • Dejected, gets a visit from Jon
    • “A little elephant told me”
    • Veidt’s “Plan A” for Jon: creating a memory-wiping device
    • Manhattan’s new life no longer interests him
    • Veidt as a Jesus figure
    • Post-Credits scene
  • In the current timeline
    • Angela awakens Jon, who teleports their kids away (he’s formed an alliance with Will Reeves)
    • Speaking with Will across time, Angela sets the entire plot in motion
    • Shootout in the streets
  • Lingering questions
    • Why is it important that Angela sees Jon walking on water in the pool?
    • Who will ultimately gain Dr. Manhattan’s powers?
      • Does Will Reeves already have those abilities?
    • What’s up with the horseshoe?
    • Lube Man all but confirmed to be Agent Petey

 

Other Articles Mentioned:

  • ‘Watchmen’ Becomes Unstuck in Time When “A God Walks Into Abar”
  • The ‘Watchmen’ Reference Guide: Every Easter Egg in “A God Walks Into Abar”

 

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