The BEST Episodes of The Man in the High Castle

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2019

Network: Amazon

A glimpse into an alternate history of North America: what life after WWII might have been like if the Nazis had won the war. The Man in the High Castle explores daily life in 1962, fourteen years after the end of a longer Second World War (1939–1948 in this history). The victorious Axis Powers - Imperial Japan, Fascist Italy, and Nazi Germany - are conducting intrigues against each other in North America, specifically in the former U.S., which surrendered to them once they had conquered Eurasia and destroyed the populaces of Africa.

Fallout

#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.

star 8.41
2,798 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Erik Oleson
For Want of a Nail

#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.

star 8.38
239 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Jahr Null

#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.

star 8.13
897 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Eric Overmyer, Wesley Strick
Detonation

#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.

star 8.00
2,610 votes
Directors: Chris Long
Writers: Wesley Strick
A Way Out

#5 - 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.

star 7.99
3,596 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers:
Loose Lips

#6 - 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.

star 7.98
2,656 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Rick Cleveland
The New Colossus

#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.

star 7.94
940 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Wesley Strick
Baku

#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.

star 7.93
886 votes
Directors: Deborah Chow
Writers: Chris Collins, Chris Wu
Mauvaise Foi

#9 - 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.

star 7.90
271 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
No Masters But Ourselves

#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.

star 7.89
239 votes
Directors: Richard Heus
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Kindness

#11 - 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.

star 7.89
3,482 votes
Directors: Michael Slovis
Writers:
The Box

#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.

star 7.79
303 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Three Monkeys

#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.

star 7.78
3,707 votes
Writers:
Travelers

#14 - 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.

star 7.75
2,923 votes
Directors: Daniel Sackheim
Writers: Erik Oleson
Hitler Has Only Got One Ball

#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.

star 7.74
230 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
History Ends

#16 - 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.

star 7.73
906 votes
Directors: Meera Menon
Writers: Elizabeth Benjamin, Kalen Egan
Land O' Smiles

#17 - 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.

star 7.71
2,631 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
Writers: Rob Williams
Kasumi (Through the Mists)

#18 - 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.

star 7.68
869 votes
Writers: William N. Fordes
The Road Less Traveled

#19 - The Road Less Traveled

Season 2 - Episode 2

After narrowly escaping death, Juliana discovers a family secret that could have global implications - and leads her to make a life-changing decision. Kido, Tagomi, and Frank all take dangerous risks, while back in New York, Joe settles into a normal routine, only to have it turned upside down when Smith gives him the opportunity he's waited for his whole life.

star 7.68
3,073 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Rob Williams
Revelations

#20 - Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 4

Joe is increasingly torn between duty and his growing feelings for Juliana. While Ed tries to stop Frank from making an irrevocable decision, Smith's investigation is interrupted when he has trouble with his witness. Tagomi's plan goes awry as events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech.

star 7.67
4,102 votes
Directors: Michael Rymer
Writers:
End of the World

#21 - 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.

star 7.67
3,527 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
Writers:
Sunrise

#22 - Sunrise

Season 1 - Episode 2

Frank's fate hangs in the balance as he is held captive by the Kempeitai. Juliana makes contact with a mysterious man who gives her a clue about the films. Obergruppenführer Smith is surprised by an unfortunate turn of events.

star 7.66
5,022 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Happy Trails

#23 - 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.

star 7.66
269 votes
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
All Serious Daring

#24 - All Serious Daring

Season 4 - Episode 6

John Smith discovers that one can get lost on the path not taken. Juliana attempts to decode hidden messages from Abendsen. Amid voices of dissent, Bell devises a new strategy for the BCR. Kido must decide where his true loyalties lie, even if it costs him the Empire.

star 7.65
253 votes
Directors: Julie Hébert
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Now More Than Ever, We Care About You

#25 - Now More Than Ever, We Care About You

Season 3 - Episode 1

Juliana Crain makes a new acquaintance in the Neutral Zone - an Irish fixer named Wyatt - and soon finds herself on the run and seeking Tagomi's aid. The Japanese test an atomic bomb. Joe Blake is sent on a diplomatic mission to San Francisco. Kido hires a new sergeant. Nicole Dormer arrives in New York to head a new propaganda campaign. The Smiths struggle with the aftermath of Thomas' death.

star 7.64
1,139 votes
Directors: Daniel Percival
Writers: Wesley Strick