The BEST Episodes of The Man in the High Castle
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2019
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.