A God Walks into ABar
Watchmen Season 1



Critic Ratings: 26
Critics 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
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 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.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

In a little over an hour, Jensen and Lindelof take the audience through an intense emotional journey of a decade-long relationship. Once again, time takes center stage as a device.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

"A God Walked into Abar" handles Angela and Jon's love story incredibly well.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Watching a black man about to be killed by white supremacists tell his love that she can't save him because it's already happened is heartbreaking and revelatory on a whole other level.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"A God Walks Into Abar" is essentially a love story. It's an ingeniously structured penultimate episode, brimming with genuine feeling while also setting up a tense finale.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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.

Dec 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.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

An expertly crafted piece of television that positions us in past and present simultaneously, while exploring what makes Dr. Manhattan human. A story of doomed romance, of sacrifice, and of what it feels like to remember falling in love.

Dec 8, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Dec 9, 2019 | 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.

Dec 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the continuation of a conversation that creator Damon Lindelof has been having with his audience about time, love, and the connection between them for more than a decade.

Dec 8, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…