'Watchmen' Season 1 Episode 4's Lube Man scene is the most confusing thing to happen on show
We don't know who Lube Man is or even what his purpose is in this whole story as he evaded capture. But he's definitely as interesting as he is hilarious.
Masked heroes and villains are a common sight on HBO's 'Watchmen' TV series but Episode 4 'If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own' just introduced the most baffling masked man of all time. Move over Rorschach, here comes Lube Man!
The episode, in general, had a lot of confusing things from clone babies to falling cars and mysterious pills in glove boxes, but the most confusing moment of all was when Sister Night/Angela Abar (Regina King) started chasing a slippery individual dressed in a shiny spandex suit who was spying on her. As he effectively escaped capture, we don't know who Lube Man is yet or even what his purpose is in this whole story but he's definitely as interesting as he is hilarious.
Lube Man does have a pretty similar physique to Dale Petey (Dustin Ingram), the FBI agent who is working with Laurie Blake (Jean Smart) and the author of Peteypedia, the companion guide to the series. Some fans seem certain that Petey and the knight in shining spandex are the same person.
While it is possible that Petey could be Lube Man considering his love of vigilante history, he wouldn't need to use spandex and lube to spy on someone considering he's an FBI agent with access to much more discrete resources and unless he's secretly Pennywise the Dancing Clown as well, we have no clue what he's doing in the sewers. For all we know, it was just some weird guy who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. As of now, Lube Man is still at large and his true identity remains shrouded in mystery.
The cast for 'Watchmen' includes Regina King as Angela Abar/Sister Night, Don Johnson as Judd Crawford, Tim Blake Nelson as Wade Tillman/Looking Glass, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Calvin "Cal" Abar, Andrew Howard as Red Scare, Jacob Ming-Trent as Panda,Tom Mison as Mr. Phillips, Sara Vickers as Ms. Crookshanks, Dylan Schombing as Christopher "Topher" Doyle, Louis Gossett Jr. as Will Reeves, Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt, Jean Smart as Laurie Blake, James Wolk as Joe Keene Jr., Dustin Ingram as Dale Petey, and Hong Chau as Lady Trieu.
'Watchmen' Season 1 Episode 5 'Little Fear of Lightning' will air on HBO on November 17.