Man. What was one of the most powerful scenes in the book was foiled by Night Owl’s dramaspew afterwards. :( The point was that Rorschach was alone in the end, the only one who was absolutely unwilling to go along with Veidt’s plan. Everybody else viewed it as a necessary evil, even if hesitantly. Rorschach was the only one who refused to compromise and died because of it.
I mean, it’s not entirely ruined by Night Owl’s presence; the atmosphere is perfect, from background to use of color, and Rorschach’s actor is goddamn phenomenal. It’s just a matter of “so close.”