Nicole Kassel isn’t just an executive producer for HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ but also was the director of last night’s episode “A God Walks Into Abar.” She calls the post-credit scene “critical” to the complete story they are telling. The penultimate episode of Damon Lindelof‘s take on ‘Watchmen’ adds further fuel to the fire that we’re in for one hell of a final chapter. With there being no guarantee or plan for a second season, we’re likely in for quite a few twists next Sunday.
Also, on a surprising note, Kassel shared that the post-credit scene wasn’t inspired by the Marvel Studios films, but a nod to the format of the original graphic novel.
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While talking to Inverse, Kassel shared:
“The after-credit idea came from the books. The way in which there were the chapters, and at the end of each one there were book excerpts from Tales of the Black Freighter. So we had actually been flirting with that idea for all the episodes.
That scene is critical to the setup of Episode 9. So the solution was: here was the opportunity to pay homage to the structure of the book while telling the story that’s essential to the viewing of Episode 9.”
It remains to be seen if the Adrian Veidt story will directly tie into the significant tale being told. Still, it feels like Jeremy Irons will be directly involved in the final episode. With this scene being “critical” for the final chapter, it feels unlikely that his journey wouldn’t have him appear somehow to the rest of the cast.
Are you looking forward to the ‘Watchmen’ season finale? What did you think of the “critical” moment from “A God Walks Into Abar”? Share your thoughts in the comments below!