April 23, 2024

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Watchmen “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own”

Season One, Episode Four.

Well, we got that great intro to the older version of Laurie last episode.  Do we have enough awesome characters yet?

Nah!  Now we have the formidable Lady Trieu.

Also, Lube Man.

Yeah, the Lube Man, there and gone before you know it.  So, cool moment, but nothing more.

Instead, we have Lady Trieu, introduced as someone offering a middle-aged farming couple with an offer they can’t refuse for their land seconds before something lands there.  She’s building a giant clock there now.  Why?  Something about a new wonder of the world.

I’m not sure I’m buying that.

Of course, Lady Trieu, a trillionaire originally from Vietnam, does have hovercraft capable of taking Abigail’s car, putting her company at least on both Laurie’s and Abigail’s crosshairs.  Agent Petey?  He has to wait in the lobby.  No men allowed in the special indoor garden.

Then why is Will in there later?

But hey, Abigail knows Vietnamese.  She and Trieu exchange some words that imply Abigail might know Will is in there.

Also, Will seems to be the boy who escaped that Klan attack in the pilot.

Oh, Abigail knows Vietnamese because she’s been to Vietnam.  She met her second husband Cal there.

Anyway, there’s a lot going on, mostly character work, and I’m digging it.

Well, maybe not the weird stuff with Adrian on that estate.  We see him pull some fetuses out of a pool, rapid grow them into new servants, and then catapult the rest into the sky for some reason.

Oh, he didn’t murder all those cloned people with a catapult.  They were already dead after what looks like some kind of between-scenes murder spree.

That’s actually not very reassuring.