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This Extraordinary Being



Critic Consensus: Revealing and relevant, "This Extraordinary Being" cleverly shows the long-term effects of generational trauma and deep-seated racism.

Episode Info

Under the influence of Nostalgia, Angela gets an intimate account of her grandfather's journey.


Regina King
as Det. Angela Abar/Sister Night
Jeremy Irons
as Adrian Veidt
Don Johnson
as Judd Crawford
Tim Blake Nelson
as Det. Looking Glass
Louis Gossett Jr.
as Will Reeves
Adelaide Clemens
as Pirate Jenny
Andrew Howard
as Red Scare
Tom Mison
as Mr. Phillips
Frances Fisher
as Jane Crawford
Sara Vickers
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.

November 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Watchmen had the best episode of its season tonight and I'm not even sure it's close (when comparing it to the others).

January 21, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

November 25, 2019 | Full Review…

"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.

November 24, 2019 | Full Review…

What "This Extraordinary Being" does for the Watchmen and superhero mythos is nothing short of...well, extraordinary.

November 24, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

What. An. Episode.

November 25, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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