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The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle

Amazon 2015

Explore what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle - S2E10

#1 - Fallout (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Tagomi enlists Kido in a deception to save Japan from destruction. As Smith's life crumbles around him, he makes a dangerously bold play to hold onto his power. Joe tries to do the right thing but suffers the ultimate betrayal. Juliana must make a heart-wrenching choice that will shape the future of the world.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 2526 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S4E9

#2 - For Want of a Nail (Season 4 - Episode 9)

Smith and Helen’s true loyalties are placed on trial by an old nemesis. The BCR struggles to maintain order across the JPS. Kido is forced to confront his atrocities. Bands of roving vigilantes threaten Childan and Yukiko.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 701 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S3E10

#3 - Jahr Null (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Juliana's attempt to stop the Nazis lands her in a precarious position. Himmler and John Smith lead a lavish celebration of Year Zero. Amid a series of successes, Smith faces a setback. Kido returns to San Francisco with a prize, performs an act of kindness for a friend. Tagomi makes a difficult decision. Ed returns to San Francisco and reconnects with Childan.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 992 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S2E9

#4 - Detonation (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Tagomi faces a dilemma: to stay with his family or return to the world he left behind. Desperate to escape the Reich, Juliana strikes a final, dangerous deal with the Resistance. When Ed reveals a secret that puts the Resistance plan in jeopardy, Frank must decide how to deal with his best friend's betrayal.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 2396 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S2E8

#5 - Loose Lips (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Juliana gathers intel for the Resistance that could trigger WWIII. When the political situation in Berlin becomes unsafe, Joe must make a choice that could put his life in danger. Frank learns the truth about Juliana, leading him to question his newfound Resistance family.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 2440 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S1E10

#6 - A Way Out (Season 1 - Episode 10)

As revelations abound, Juliana is forced to make the hardest decision of her life. Wegener returns to Germany to carry out his mission. Smith risks becoming the prey as he goes hunting with his assassin. Kido desperately tries to close his investigation before his time runs out.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 3169 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S3E5

#7 - The New Colossus (Season 3 - Episode 5)

As the Reichsführer continues to provoke the Japanese Pacific States, Juliana barely escapes a deadly situation and discovers a trove of Nazi secrets. John Smith tangles with his political adversary. The Nazis prepare for "Year Zero." Joe and Juliana come to a turning point in their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1044 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S3E9

#8 - Baku (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Juliana and Wyatt's mission takes them farther east and dangerously close to the center of a top-secret Nazi project. Trying to improve relations between their sides, Tagomi reaches out to Smith. Smith makes a crucial discovery. Kido finds closure.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 971 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S1E9

#9 - Kindness (Season 1 - Episode 9)

With time running out, a desperate Frank is forced to put his life on the line to help Joe. The pieces finally fall into place for Smith as he uncovers who was behind the assassination attempt. Tagomi is devastated when he's confronted with the consequences of his scheming. Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn when he makes an important discovery.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 3028 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S4E7

#10 - No Masters But Ourselves (Season 4 - Episode 7)

When the BCR launches a massive assault across the JPS, Kido finds the fate of the Empire in his hands. Childan becomes a captive of the Kempeitai. Helen resolves to support her husband by re-entering public life. Juliana and Wyatt arrive in New York to plan a daring new strategy against Smith.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 676 votes.

The Man in the High Castle - S4E5
#11 - Mauvaise Foi
Season 4 - Episode 5

John Smith is forced to confront the choices he’s made. The Empire attempts secret peace talks with the BCR. Kido arrests a traitor, threatening to divide the Japanese against themselves. Helen is assigned a new security minder. Juliana reunites with Wyatt to plan the fall of the American Reich.

The episode was rated from 691 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S4E3
#12 - The Box
Season 4 - Episode 3

Wyatt’s rebels and the BCR join forces to attack Tokyo’s elite at Robert Childan’s auction. Helen comes back to the Reich to protect her children. Kido receives an unexpected call from the Yakuza. Smith sends an assassin to kill Juliana.

The episode was rated from 704 votes.
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#13 - Three Monkeys
Season 1 - Episode 6

Joe celebrates VA day at Smith's house. Juliana accepts a job working for Tagomi as she continues her search for answers. Smith invites an old friend to join the celebrations, with surprising results.

The episode was rated from 3291 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S3E6
#14 - History Ends
Season 3 - Episode 6

With Wyatt's aid, Juliana flees San Francisco with the stolen Nazi secrets. Childan can finally return home; Ed decides to stay in the Neutral Zone. Tagomi makes revelations to Kido that change Kido's perspective. John Smith's career takes a turn.

The episode was rated from 1004 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S4E8
#15 - Hitler Has Only Got One Ball
Season 4 - Episode 8

Juliana’s instincts about Helen are put to the ultimate test. As San Francisco evacuates, Kido goes in search of his son, only to find himself a captive. A letter arrives, forever changing Childan and Yukiko’s lives. The BCR receives an unexpected offer of help from the Yakuza. Abendsen condemns Smith with his final prediction.

The episode was rated from 663 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S2E3
#16 - Travelers
Season 2 - Episode 3

Fighting to acclimatize to the strange new world of Nazi New York, Juliana seeks out the one person she thinks she can trust: Joe Blake. Angry and defiant after Juliana's departure, Frank is drawn to the Resistance movement and its charismatic leader. Joe confronts his own identity when he finally meets his father.

The episode was rated from 2679 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S3E8
#17 - Kasumi (Through the Mists)
Season 3 - Episode 8

Juliana realizes time might be running out, but recruiting supporters continues to prove challenging. Tagomi finds himself in a dangerous life-or-death struggle. In therapy, Helen Smith crosses a line. Kido pursues his target in the Neutral Zone.

The episode was rated from 970 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S2E7
#18 - Land O' Smiles
Season 2 - Episode 7

As Juliana worms closer to the Smiths, she discovers a dangerous secret. Childan and Ed get themselves in a sticky situation as they try to settle the Yakuza debt. On a Resistance mission, Frank uncovers a Japanese plan that could realize his worst nightmare.

The episode was rated from 2411 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S1E8
#19 - End of the World
Season 1 - Episode 8

Juliana and Frank make plans to escape the Pacific States, only to be dragged back into danger by Joe as he tries to retrieve a new film. Smith's loyalty is put to the ultimate test when confronted with a startling family discovery.

The episode was rated from 3075 votes.
The Man in the High Castle - S4E4
#20 - Happy Trails
Season 4 - Episode 4

John and Helen host Himmler and his wife for dinner, along with a new and dangerous threat from Berlin. Juliana returns to the High Castle world, arriving in the ruins of what is now known as 'The District of Contamination'. Kido is forced to turn against the Crown Princess by his general. A captive Hawthorne Abendsen shares some new tales from the High Castle.

The episode was rated from 675 votes.

Last updated: dec 06, 2022



I'm writing this based only on the pilot, but OMG! There are Nazis and the Imperial Japanese, and they occupy America. This actually gives us a perspective on ourselves. In the show, the Nazis torture people, and the Japs invade someone's home, calling it a matter of "national security". In our reality, the CIA tortures people, and the NSA invades our homes, calling it a matter of "national security". It's not simply a matter of an alternate reality. There is an object from our reality in theirs. That moves the show from pure fiction to science fiction. Our reality affects theirs. Does theirs affect ours? Set in past, but not our past, the show requires a lot of careful details in the shots. The San Francisco skyline is an old one, and yet there are modifications for the increased Japanese influence. The show is dense, and I found myself rewinding multiple times. One example is the origami unicorn. This was very significant in the movie Blade Runner (director's cut), and I'm guessing it is here too. Blade Runner is a movie that is like great literature, and I've always wanted a TV show that is like great literature, so maybe the Man in the High Castle is it! Thank you Philip K. Dick!


I got only one word for the 1st 2 episodes: Masterpiece.


Nazis. Nuff said. Didn't know the book but expecting the adaptation to be good because the idea is fantastic.


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