She Was Killed by Space Junk
Watchmen Season 1



Critic Ratings: 33
Critics Consensus

Not only does Jean Smart's brilliant performance as the former vigilante turned FBI agent Laurie Blake raise the stakes, but her arrival in Tulsa connects "She Was Killed by Space Junk" to its comic book past in an exciting way.

Episode Info

FBI agent Laurie Blake heads to Tulsa to take over the recent murder investigation following a late-night visit from the senator who authored Masked Policing Legislation in Oklahoma. Meanwhile, the Lord of the Manor receives a harshly worded letter and responds accordingly.


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
Jean Smart
as Laurie Blake
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Critic Reviews for She Was Killed by Space Junk

The third episode of Watchmen, captured the best elements of the series' complex roots and aspirations, delivering a compelling character study and a vehement condemnation of self-indulgent idol worship, all while very much earning its last laugh.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

They may not have shown us Laurie Blake right away, but they sure made her entrance this week worth the wait.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Three episodes in, I'm loving Watchmen.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I thought Watchmen was going to be the Regina King show, but this episode gives us a taste of yet another brilliant Jean Smart performance...

Nov 28, 2019 | Full Review…

While 'She Was Killed By Space Junk' hasn't moved the plot much further forward, it has given a better idea of the wider shape of the thing.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

With her tough attitude and elaborate one-way calls to Mars, Jean Smart is extraordinarily fun to watch, but not quite as interesting to analyze. What you see is what you get.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

One of those show's greatest strengths is how they've been able to seamlessly connect this universe to the cinematic/graphic novel one.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Jean Smart sauntered into the Watchmen adaptation on a pair of stilettos... and the world of this series suddenly got weirder, more fun, and much closer in style and feel to the original graphic novel.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Lindelof's mysteries continue to spiral forward, but at least we know we're in safe hands.

Dec 27, 2019 | Full Review…

What's fascinating to watch is how Jean Smart's Laurie Blake wields her exacting, dry sense of humor like a lethal weapon that's designed to keep people off-balance and prone to telling on themselves.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"She Was Killed By Space Junk," is a downright genius episode that manages to bring an outsider's view onto the events of the first two episodes and give them a new perspective.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

With Laurie's arrival into this narrative it seems that Damon Lindelof's Watchmen is finally giving fans a semblance of the sequel they crave.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…