See How They Fly
Watchmen Season 1



Critic Ratings: 27
Critics Consensus

With its interconnected storylines, stellar performances, and complex themes, "See How They Fly" does the impossible and ends Damon Lindelof's adaptation of Watchmen spectacularly.

Episode Info

Season 1 finale. Everything ends, for real this time.

Cast & Crew

Jeremy Irons
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
Don Johnson
Judd Crawford
Jean Smart
Laurie Blake
Tim Blake Nelson
Looking Glass
Christie Amery
Ms. Crookshanks
Frances Fisher
Jane Crawford
Tom Mison
Marcos Maez/Mime
Sara Vickers
Erika Manson/Marionette
Adelynn Spoon
Emma Abar
Lily Rose Smith
Rosie Abar
Hong Chau
Lady Trieu
James Wolk
Senator Keane
Edward Crook
Mr. Phillips
Stephen Williams
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Critic Reviews for See How They Fly

What Damon Lindelof, Nicole Kassell, Tom Spezialy, and so many more have created is a magnificent and substantial story not only because of the voices it elevates, but because of the way it encourages people to listen -- and to do more.

Dec 16, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Other than opening with the Tulsa Race Massacre did Watchmen the TV show comment on politics in general or its own medium in particular with anything approaching Moore & Gibbons's innovation, vision, and purpose?

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Okay, what a finale, right?

Dec 16, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

As far as I am concerned, "See How They Fly," Watchmen's first season finale, was a near-perfect way to end a near-perfect season of television.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The pieces, as disparate and confusing as they were, do all end up fitting together, thanks to the fact that Dr. Manhattan isn't constrained by time, space, or the laws of physics, generally.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The last 2 minutes of this episode has all the potential of being debated in the same vein as The Sopranos finale.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

In the final analysis Watchmen will be remembered as a staggering achievement across the board, ending on such a tantalising proposition that even uberfans and purists must surely be intrigued.

Dec 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The end product is still satisfying, and its invocations for the second season still intrigue, but there's just so much to work through that some of the balls get dropped.

Dec 15, 2019 | Full Review…

No show in recent memory has made the past feel more crushingly, heartbreakingly alive than Watchmen.

Dec 15, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Like every episode of this show, the writers played with time and memory so well that I watched the whole thing with my jaw on my chest.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Watchmen upended nearly a century of heroic fiction born out of male power and white supremacy fantasies by handing the power of a god to a black woman and leaving us all to imagine the possibilities.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The season finale, "See How They Fly," left a few loose ends and rushed a bit to tie everything together, but it otherwise rounded out one of the most thrilling television series of the year.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…