With HBO’s ‘Watchmen‘ having come to an end, there is one big mystery that wasn’t addressed – Lube Man. The masked man was only seen in a single episode, and it wasn’t clear if he was a hero or menace, but his appearance captured the imaginations of fans everywhere. Fans were all wondering if Lube Man might appear again, and audiences were saddened when he didn’t appear in the season finale.
“I’m so excited that you did ask. I would say Lube Man is one of those things that delighted us to no end in the writers’ room even though it was going to be just five minutes in the show. We talked a lot about who he was and where he came from and why he was dressed the way that he was dressed. But we were like: This is just going to be a scene in Episode 4 that’s in the midst of other insane things happening. We did not expect him to resonate in the way that he has, and we’re thrilled that he did. I will just direct the readers to the final Peteypedia entry. For those not familiar with Peteypedia, it is our ancillary materials written by mostly [Watchmen writer and former EW staff writer] Jeff Jensen and other writers as well. The Peteypedia will have its finale moments after the finale airs. I will not give you a definitive answer to your question, but I will say all the clues are there to reach the obvious conclusion.”
The final memo mentioned above was titled simply MEMO: Dale Petey. The contents are mostly not too surprising. It is about how Agent Blake’s partner has been fired due to suspected vigilante related activities. When clearing out his workspace, the “report” states they found “multiple copies of Rorschach’s Journal, hundreds of “comic” books (why our society is still so obsessed with pirates is beyond me) and a jug of what appears to be some kind of canola oil, help yourselves.”
I’m sure that canola oil reference wasn’t thrown in there by accident.
Did you have any ideas that agent Dale Petey was actually the mysterious Lube Man? Do you feel that if a second season were to happen that he could appear again? Share your thoughts in the comments below!