Watchmen - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

A God Walks into ABar



Critic Consensus: Watchmen seamlessly begins to tie up loose ends, but Regina King and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's exceptional performances make "A God Walks Into a Bar" a surprisingly beautiful and profoundly tragic love story.

Episode Info

Angela's mysterious past in Vietnam is at last revealed.


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 A God Walks into ABar

"A God Walks Into Abar" delivers a magnificent, heart-wrenching story that's far more magical than any superpower. It's what some may call a thermodynamic miracle.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The episode ends with quite an emotional stinger. Also, do not forget that post-credit scene which sets up next week's finale.

January 21, 2020 | Full Review…

As much as Watchmen is deconstructing the superhero genre, it's still coming down to good guys versus bad guys, though with this particular tale, the bad guys winning would not be shocking.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Watchmen raises the stakes by giving us a fascinating glimpse into how Doctor Manhattan perceives reality itself.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Yep, this episode is Damon Lindelof and company at their most swing-for-the-fences ambitious.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Using the meet-weird between Dr. Manhattan and Abar as the structural anchor for the episode provides for a fine union of form and content.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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