Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship
Watchmen Season 1



Critic Ratings: 33
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…

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…

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

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

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…

Angela may be something special.

Nov 4, 2019 | 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…

This troubling and violent "alternative now" depicts angry demonstrations, racist thuggery and other aspects of a broken society not a million miles from actual now. It's fitfully entertaining in these early stages.

Nov 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Oct 31, 2019 | 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…

Repurposing everything from [Alan] Moore's political themes to metatextuality in and outside of the story, HBO's Watchmen is clearly taking a winding path toward a larger conspiracy, just like Moore's original story.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

One of Watchmen's many laudable qualities is the way it employs allegory in its exploration of who holds power in America, and how the lived realities of race are difficult to shake, no matter who is in charge.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…