Watchmen: Tom Talks Episode 8

 

 

Hopefully you all watched through to the end of the credits of Watchmen's 8th and penultimate first season episode,  "A God Walks into Abar." The episode itself answered a lot of questions about how Adrian Veidt came to be on Europa (courtesy of Dr. Manhattan), how there came to be life on one of Jupiter's moons (also courtesy of Dr. Manhattan) and, importantly to us, how the clones came to be and who they were modeled after. The post credit scene set us up for a spectacular finale next week and, seemingly, finally a concrete answer about just why that horseshoe keeps popping up.

Tom spoke with THR regarding the episode and reveals that they shot the scene between the Game Warden and Veidt different ways, and when it wasn't in the episode, he was worried they cut it -- only to find it had the unique post credits spot. During the flashback to Jon's childhood, for the first time in the series, Tom and Sara were finally able to play someone fully human. "There's something missing from the Phillipses and Crookshankes. When we were going into the Lord and Lady of the Manor scenes, we found that to be a really important distinction to find. Hopefully when you watch our performances, we're definitely people, definitely human." You can read the full interview here.

One very crucial piece of information in the interview - Tom confirms that he does appear in Watchmen's final episode. Phew. Now, just which of the many he's played in the series will we see?

 

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