Watchmen Episode 1 Review: “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”

During the Black Wall Street massacre at Tulsa in 1921, a black couple gives their young son to a family who drives him away. However, the family and the boy's parents gets killed, leaving the boy and a baby alive. The boy safely escorts the baby away from Tulsa. Flash forward to an alternate 2019, where police officers wear masks to conceal their identities, Officer Charlie Sutton gets shot by a member of the white supremacy group Seventh Calvary and hospitalized -- the first time in three years after a specific attack on police homes they performed known as the White Night. Chief Judd Crawford calls for retaliation to hunt down the shooter. Angela Abar, a police officer who "retired" and runs a bakery, catches wind of the shooting and hunts down a likely suspect under her vigilante persona of Sister Night. She gets information about the shooter, who is holed up at a cattle ranch with some Calvary members. Angela, Crawford and other police members hunt down the members, instigating a shootout that results in all Calvary members' deaths, including the shooter. Some time later after the shootout, driving to the hospital to visit Sutton, Crawford faces some road turbulence. Angela gets a mysterious call from someone, who instructs her to find something near a tree, where she sees an elderly black man in a wheelchair near the lynched body of a dead Crawford.

Watchmen Episode 1 Review: “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”

“It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” brought HBO’s vision of the “Watchmen” universe to life in a fearless and dark premiere, sparking some serious conversations and painful discoveries.

Our first “Watchmen” Deep Dive covers everything from the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots to what raining squid says about reality as a whole. This “Shat on TV” episode also examines:

  • Rorschach’s lasting impact on the “Watchmen” franchise
  • who Hooded Justice is and why he’s important
  • who killed Judd Crawford
  • the real story of legendary black lawman Bass Reeves
  • the politics of vigilante justice
  • and how King Bee’s distant relative lost all the bones in his foot.

Also, Ashley Schlafly from “The Dana Buckler Show” writes in to connect the Seventh Kavalry to the KKK.

Watchmen Episode 1 Summary:
“It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” During the Black Wall Street massacre at Tulsa in 1921, a black couple gives their young son to a family who drives him away. However, the family and the boy’s parents get killed, leaving the boy and a baby alive. The boy safely escorts the baby away from Tulsa. Flash forward to an alternate 2019, where police officers wear masks to conceal their identities, Officer Charlie Sutton gets shot by a member of the white supremacy group Seventh Calvary and hospitalized — the first time in three years after a specific attack on police homes they performed known as the White Night. Chief Judd Crawford calls for retaliation to hunt down the shooter. Angela Abar, a police officer who “retired” and runs a bakery, catches wind of the shooting and hunts down a likely suspect under her vigilante persona of Sister Night. She gets information about the shooter, who is holed up at a cattle ranch with some Calvary members. Angela, Crawford and other police members hunt down the members, instigating a shootout that results in all Calvary members’ deaths, including the shooter. Sometime later after the shootout, driving to the hospital to visit Sutton, Crawford faces some road turbulence. Angela gets a mysterious call from someone, who instructs her to find something near a tree, where she sees an elderly black man in a wheelchair near the lynched body of a dead Crawford.

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1 Response

  1. Mattrix says:

    In the scene where sister knight is working the egg yolks, she makes a smiley face with the yolks. If you look carefully, you’ll see a small trace of blood on the yolk of one of the eyes. Cool little Easter egg.

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