The latest episode of Watchmen finally brought Doctor Manhattan into the fold.
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The character was revealed to be hiding as Cal Abar all along.
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The reveal was a shock, but it was part of the series' plan all along.
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Series creator Damon Lindelog revealed as much in a new interview.
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"I started this whole journey from the perspective of a fan," he said.
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"We knew this relationship could only work if Manhattan took the form of a human."
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"And yeah, it came early. Almost from the jump."
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Watchmen airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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