Cut to Rorschach’s journal later that day, where he lists all the heroes and their violent, tragic ends. There are only two left to track down, and he breaks into Rockefeller Military Research Center to find them: Dr. Manhattan and Silk Spectre (version 2.0).
Dr. Manhattan resembles either the not-so-jolly blue giant or the world’s biggest Smurf. There’s definitely something otherworldly about him. Even his speech balloons are blue, which separates him from everyone else.
Miss Jupiter (the former Silk Spectre 2.0) has foreign roots, too, and prefers to go by her real last name, the Polish Juspeczyk.
Rorschach bears the bad news re: the Comedian and tries to warn them. Dr. Manhattan doesn’t care; his mind is elsewhere.
Miss Jupiter is pleased to hear the first bit o’ news, since the Comedian raped her mom (the original Silk Spectre) back in the Minutemen days. And these are the good guys?
Rorschach gets under her skin (he tends to do that), and she asks Dr. Manhattan to teleport him out of sight. Yes, this one-man blue man group can make that happen, and he does.
Still stressed and lonely (Dr. Manhattan isn’t great at small talk), Miss Jupiter, now Laurie, calls up Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl 2.0) and invites him to dinner, which she spends venting about the costumed life, trying to keep Jon (Dr. Manhattan) happy, and the futility of living up to her mother.
Meanwhile, Rorschach continues his hunt for the Comedian’s killer.
The chapter ends, like all the others in Watchmen, with the full quote that gives it its name.
Chapter Postscript: At midnight, all the agents and superhuman crew, go out and round up everyone who knows more than they do. –Bob Dylan