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HBO’s Watchmen left viewers hanging as Episode 5 of its debut season saw Regina King’s Angela Abar down grandfather Will Reeves’ (Louis Gossett Jr.) Nostalgia pills, against acting Tulsa Police Department head and FBI Agent Laurie Blake’s (Jean Smart) wishes. The revealing installment made some things clearer while others got even more perplexing. Below, Smart is clearing some […]


Right out of the gate, HBO’s Watchmen TV series proved itself to be an equally bizarre but wholly distinguishable beast from Alan Moore’s groundbreaking graphic novel and Zack Snyder’s movie. Still, homage was the name of the game in the third episode, which introduced Jean Smart as an older version of Laurie Blake/Silk Spectre II, who’s moved past […]


Jean Smart knew nothing about “Watchmen,” the groundbreaking comic book saga about a ragged band of costumed superheroes, when she was approached about joining the cast of HBO’s reboot of the popular franchise. But the more Smart learned about the cynical, no-nonsense FBI Special Agent Laurie Blake, who brings a dose of hardened reality to the […]


November 5, 2019 ♦ News & Articles, Television, Watchmen

When we first encounter Laurie Blake in HBO’s “Watchmen,” she’s sticking up a bank to trick a masked vigilante into showing up so she, along with the other undercover FBI agents around her, can arrest him for violating the Keene Act. The law, which has existed in the fictional universe since 1977, banned costumed crime-fighting, forcing the […]


Emmy Award-winner Jean Smart has embodied some memorable television characters over the past three and a half decades, from office manager Charlene Frazier-Stillfield (“Designing Women”) and former high school flame Lana Gardner (“Frasier”), to first lady Martha Logan (“24”) and family matriarch Floyd Gerhardt (“Fargo”). Her latest small-screen role is sure to follow in those […]


As fans speculated, Jean Smart will be playing former Silk Spectre Laurie Juspeczyk (aka Laurie Blake) in Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen series, Lindelof confirmed to IGN at HBO’s Television Critics Association presentation on Wednesday. A new trailer shown to critics at the panel featured a shot of Smart’s character, previously rumored to be FBI Agent Blake, […]