I read To me, Lady Trieu looks like she's in her 30s, early 40s at the oldest. The Vietnam war ended in 1971 when Dr. Manhattan stepped in. However, Lady Trieu is a biologist and could have slowed her aging process. I don't think your theory will come to pass because the revelation that Sister Night is the grand daughter of Will (potentially Hooded Justice). It would be a repetitive plot twist and I just don't think they would do that. It wouldn't surprise me if Lady Trieu is revealed to be Dr. Manhanttan, as she appers to be the person holding Veidt in prison. But I don't think that's the case. I wonder why she's really all those magazines. Remember in a earlier episode she sent her daughter to the newspaper stand to pick up some reading materials. I'm thinking they tie into whatever fell from the sky and crashed into the farmland she bought at the beginning of the episode. That would be my bet. Can't wait to find out why and the purpose of the character. I think the implication that Nite-Owl is in prison is because he continued to be a masked vigilante. And unlike Laurie, refused to work for the government and do some shady **** to get out of jail. And standing on his morals, Dan is in the proverbial hell of being in jail, which was part of the joke that Laurie told in the previous episode. As for the public awareness of that Veidt created the giant squid? According Agent Petey's memo re Veidt & Rorschach, which starts off with saying it's a mistake to stop searching for the whereabouts of Veidt and declare him officially dead, on March 21, 1986, New Frontiersman began printing excerpts from Rorschach's journal that was found in the "crank file." However, the editor of the New Frontiersman, Hector Godfrey, could never authenticate Rorschach's journals as legitimate. Here's the paragraph excerpt from Petey's memo that covers the Giant Squid event: "Following the tenth and final installment of the series, Godfrey published a sum-up editorial that drew some wild and reckless conclusions. His big theory? The D.I.E. (what the FBI is calling the Giant Squid attack on NY) was a false flag operation financed and designed by Veidt; the E.B.D.E. was a sophisticated suicide bomb built from material cloned from the stolen brain of a dead psychic named Robert Deschaines;..." Petey concluded his memo with this: Immediate Aftermath “Rorschach’s Journal” sold thousands of copies of New Frontiersman, but for most people, it wasn’t apocalyptic revelation. At best, it was outrageous entertainment from an outrageous outlet that provided brief distraction from D.I.E. anxiety. The mainstream media refused to acknowledge Godfrey’s “scoop,” given their low view of New Frontiersman, which, under Godfrey, was as disreputable as The Weekly World News. Common sense prevailed. Even if “Rorschach’s Journal” was written by Kovacs—if it was “The Final Draft” fetched from his apartment on the night of his disappearance—his words still couldn’t be trusted, because after all, Walter Kovacs was diagnostically insane. When Veidt himself was asked about “Rorschach’s Journal” in an interview with Nova Express, he laughed away the conspiracy theory as a failure to engage terrifying truths: “What do you call something like that? ‘Blotting out reality,’ perhaps?” He added: “I knew Rorschach. I worked with Rorschach. And while we had our differences, he had my sympathy, because he was a damaged human being, and he had my admiration, too, as no one in our fraternity was more dedicated to making our world safer than Walter was. If we are to remember him at all as we move into the future, let us remember him for those qualities, not this fabrication baring his name. It is, quite literally, fake news.” So, the general public doesn't believe in the Rorschach's journals because the New Frontiersman isn't a reputable news source and Rorschach was medical declared insane. So, Rorschach's account that Veidt was behind the Giant Squid attack on New York has been dismissed as a hoax. I read the Petey's "File 4" regarding the interrogation of Laurie, Dan made the thing as a literal "go **** yourself" to Laurie because Dan believed that Laurie was still "holding a candle" for Dr. Manhattan. IIRC, Watchmen is only suppose to be a one season run. I hope that's the case, as I don't want things to drag out and want this to have an ending where they tie up all the loose ends when the season is over.