Watchmen Episode 3 Review: “She Was Killed By Space Junk”

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Watchmen Episode 3 Review

“Watchmen” Episode 3, “She Was Killed By Space Junk,” completed the world building portion of the HBO series and shifted into the business of pushing the plot forward with showrunner Damon Lindelof’s trademark depictions of nihilism, loneliness, and brutality.

Our third “Watchmen” Deep Dive outlines the tragedy of the second Silk Spectre, Lori Blake, and surfaces the clues behind why Adrian Veidt is isolated from the rest of the world. This episode also explores:

  • the difference between a dildo and a vibrator
  • more insights from Peteypedia
  • Lady Trieu and her intentions
  • the link between the Crawfords, the Keenes, and the Seventh Kavalry
  • why Devo was featured on the soundtrack
  • the meaning behind Lori Blake’s brick joke
  • why a car fell from the sky
  • and whether the attack at Judd Crawford’s funeral was staged.

Watchmen Episode 3 Summary:
“She Was Killed By Space Junk” Federal agent Laurie Blake of the Anti-Vigilante Task Force is asked to investigate Judd’s murder by both the FBI and Senator Joe Keene, Jr. She tracks down the Tulsa police rounding up Kavalry suspects and learns that Judd’s funeral is in a couple of hours. She attends and makes contact with Angela. A Kavalry member wearing a suicide vest attempts to seize Joe, but Laurie kills him while Angela saves the other attendees. Later, Laurie talks to Angela, explaining that she knows about the wheelchair treads at Judd’s lynch location and the existence of his secret closet; warning her about trying to protect him. Later, Laurie uses a special phone booth to leave a message for Dr. Manhattan on Mars, a “brick joke” based on their former allies. As she leaves, Angela’s empty car drops in front of her; she looks up and, seeing Mars, laughs. Meanwhile, the Lord attempts an experiment with a Phillips clone to no avail and hunts down a bison, but is warned off by the “Game Warden”, who reminds him of the terms of his imprisonment. The Lord sends off a letter acknowledging these terms, signing it as “Adrian Veidt,” and goes out that night to hunt again in his Ozymandias outfit.

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