It is noteworthy that this is the first time within Watchmen that we have seen Adrian Veidt in costume, in the present. Any other reference to him in costume has been in flashback. This is important and foreshadows the “final battle” that is fast approaching.
A Note on the coloring: As alluded to previously, these pages with Veidt are awash in various hues of purple, the color of royalty, symbolizing Adrian Veidt’s status, self-imposed and otherwise, within the world.
Panel 5: Note how the reel-to-reel tapes stored in the bottom of this cart have the appearance of the nuclear fallout shelter symbol – accentuating the already prevalent apocalyptic themes within this story, and in this scene specifically.
And the image of these multiple television screens transitions directly to