‘Watchmen’ Review: Hong Chau Breaks Some Eggs in an Enthralling Episode 4 — Spoilers[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Watchmen” Episode 4, “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own.”]Coded language, deceptive truths, and a general aura of mystery dominate the fourth episode of HBO’s “Watchmen,” an altogether perfect thematic drive for a story framed around a false-fronting billionaire.
Lady Trieu (played with nuanced tenacity and well-deployed charm by Hong Chau) is introduced in a rush and leaves without answering any real questions.
What do you expect? She’s an obscenely wealthy 0.00001-percenter who literally lives in the clouds.
If she wasn’t able to lie to your face at the same time she’s offering the deal of a lifetime, what kind of corporate titan would she be?.
And yet you learn so much about her this hour; so many suspicions about her mysterious company are given credence, and her central role to the ongoing “insidious conspiracy” is legitimized by her partnership with William (Louis Gossett Jr.).Episode 4, overall,
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