Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship
Watchmen Season 1



Critic Ratings: 36
Critics Consensus

Damon Lindelof and his team refuse to hold back as they continue to subvert expectations in the absolutely confounding, but positively riveting "Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship."

Episode Info

As Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man who claims responsibility for Tulsa's most recent murder. Elsewhere, an original play is performed for an audience of one.


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
Tom Mison
as Mr. Phillips
Frances Fisher
as Jane Crawford
Sara Vickers
as Ms. Crookshanks
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Critic Reviews for Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship

Watchmen dutifully follows [Angela] direction, using its second episode to lay foundation while pushing along current events just enough to keep momentum.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It's definitely the weakest of the six episodes HBO sent to critics prior to premiere, because you can feel it sweating in a way that tour de force premiere didn't, and the way the ensuing episodes largely don't.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This is propulsive, confident television, bursting with ideas and urgency.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The show's creators begin to have more fun playing with time in this episode, not just in the flashback, but by revealing little bits of information that make a bigger impact during a second watch.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

While the role-reversed racial politics aren't fully fleshed out, the story of grief and betrayal is told with cinematic deftness.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 8.0/10 | Full Review…

The second episode doesn't match up to last week, though flabby flashbacks and red herrings don't dampen a richly-drawn world we're eager to see more of.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While the first episode laid the groundwork for this universe, the second episode served as a bridge into what's to come this season.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

"Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship," answers some lingering questions from the pilot, but it leaves more questions in its wake.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The America of Watchmen is just like real America, but with the addition of x-ray goggles and superheroes, except the superheroes all seem kind of unhinged and borderline villainous.

Nov 28, 2019 | Full Review…

If the task of the first episode of Watchmen was to establish the show's world and starting to introduce us to the cast, the task of the second episode is to consider everything in the first episode.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

There's seven more episodes ahead, and just as the novel slowly revealed information this seems to do the same. More information is to come, more layers to be revealed. All that's left to do is wait.

Dec 27, 2019 | Full Review…

This week's Watchmen was, for the most part, riveting. And occasionally, confounding!

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…