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


Watchmen Episode 3 Theories

Listeners filled up the mailbag, so he’s a bonus episode of Shat on TV to cover your letters. This Newsstand edition covers whether Judd Crawford’s dead, steampunk junk, tons of cast notes, the Turner Diaries, Skip Gates’ true claim to fame, how “Watchmen” stacks up against “Game of Thrones,” the tomato tree, Adrian Veidt’s mention of the Seventh Cavalry in the graphic novel, the Watchmen motion comic, and more.

Join The King Bee and Gene Lyons for a quick rundown of all the listener mail we couldn’t fit into the Deep Dive.

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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3 Responses

  1. Todd says:

    Is nobody gonna talk about Topher levitating that metal puzzle toy thing?

    • Thomas says:

      There is so much i have yet to understand in this series, But that scene was quite obvious when i watched it. It’s levitating because of the magnetic plate underneath where he builds. And all the parts are metal. It’s like advanced gimmicky Technic Lego or something.

  2. Carmen Parrotta says:

    I’m curious if you believe the viewing public is aware of the watchmen’s use of the teleological argument as seen through the pocket watch motif. This is the logical argument that validates ‘intelligent design’ by inferring that if a watch, and it’s complex parts were stumbled upon by a passerby, they would assume someone had created it rather than the parts coming together by chance. This argument makes a case for the existence of God. In our watchmen universe John (Dr Manhattan) is tied to this imagery because he is either 1) the validation of God’s existence or 2) proof that there is in fact no God because John (a God of sorts) has come into existence by circumstance and not a maker or intelligent design. Depending on Alan Moore’s intent either points could be true, but not both. This distinction is important because the watchmen (not just a group of masked hero’s but a manifestation of this philosophical argument might be doing ‘God’s work’ by removing scum from the planet or the opposite, doing whatever they will in the absence of a higher power, as existential heroes. Food for thought.

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