Critic Consensus: Revealing and relevant, "This Extraordinary Being" cleverly shows the long-term effects of generational trauma and deep-seated racism.
as Det. Angela Abar/Sister Night
as Adrian Veidt
as Judd Crawford
as Det. Looking Glass
as Will Reeves
as Cal Abar
as Pirate Jenny
as Red Scare
as Mr. Phillips
as Jane Crawford
as Ms. Crookshanks
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Critic reviews for This Extraordinary Being
"This Extraordinary Being" puts viewers behind Will's mask and takes them on a visceral journey through the heart of the American divide. It's an episode of television as affecting as it is awe-inspiring.
Watchmen had the best episode of its season tonight and I'm not even sure it's close (when comparing it to the others).
Co-written by showrunner Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson, this episode is a fascinating retcon of the Hooded Justice character, who pops up in flashbacks and supplemental text material in the comics.
"This Extraordinary Being" isn't just the best episode of Watchmen, it might be one of the most extraordinary, thematically rich episodes of television all year.
What "This Extraordinary Being" does for the Watchmen and superhero mythos is nothing short of...well, extraordinary.
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