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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 ... See full summary »


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Philip K. Dick (based on the book by), Frank Spotnitz (developed by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alexa Davalos ... Juliana Crain
Rupert Evans ... Frank Frink (credit only)
Luke Kleintank ... Joe Blake
DJ Qualls ... Ed McCarthy (credit only)
Joel de la Fuente ... Inspector Kido
Brennan Brown ... Robert Childan (credit only)
Bella Heathcote ... Nicole Dörmer
Callum Keith Rennie ... Gary Connell (credit only)
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Nobusuke Tagomi
Rufus Sewell ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
Stephen Root ... Hawthorne Abendsen
Tate Donovan ... George Dixon
Quinn Lord ... Thomas Smith
Chelah Horsdal ... Helen Smith
Rick Worthy ... Lem Washington


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.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller




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16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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In The Man in the High Castle (by the end of this season), the films come from an alternate dimension where those events transpired. In season 1, its explained that a "Heisenberg device" (another name for the atomic bomb) is the reason for inter-dimensional travel. So it seems that the use of this weapon has made inter-dimensional travel possible. But this is never explored or explained. Instead, characters like Juliana, Tagomi, and Kotomichi are able to move between these dimensions. And in Tagomi's case, he returns from one of his visits to this reality (where the Allies won the war) with a film of the U.S. atomic tests at the Bikini Atoll. Due to this, these films are legitimate but have been transported from their place of origin by these travelers. Of course, given how many films have been brought back and collected by The Man in the High Castle, there is an assumption that many people are capable of dimensional travel and that there is a concerted effort to collect the films. It's also interesting to note that the show suggests (and specifies outright in the producer's comments), that in order to move between dimensions, a person may only be alive in one of them. So you can't run into yourself. See more »


When Thomas Smith takes a book from a shelf, a copy of "Mein Kampf" becomes visible with Adolf Hitler's first name misspelled as "Adolph". See more »


Joe Blake: [arguing against all-out nuclear war] You can't build a better world if there's nothing left of it.
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Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Jeanette Olsson
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25 October 2017 | by valent-40222See all my reviews

This is now my favourite episode! It was perfect, just perfect: every character found his proper place in the main storyline, Giuliana and John made some remarkable decision, and the scene in Berlin was maybe the most powerful in all the series. I love the care put in even the minimal details, such as the symbol on the telephone cabins, or the little differences between life in Berlin and life in New York. After a somehow slow but yet intriguing season 1, I've been definitely captivating by this stunning series.

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