~ Season One
Joe Blake lives in New York City under the Greater Nazi Reich. He joins the American Resistance to deliver a package to the Neutral Zone. However, he is a double agent working for Obergruppenführer John Smith. He discovers, against orders, that the package he is carrying is a newsreel.
Juliana Crain lives in San Francisco under the rule of the Japanese Empire. She becomes embroiled in the American Resistance after her half-sister, Trudy Walker is killed by the Kempeitai. Before her death, Trudy entrusted a film reel called "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy" to Juliana which shows an alternate World War II where the Allies won. She leaves behind her boyfriend, Frank Frink, to deliver the news reel to a Resistance contact in Canon City in the Neutral Zone.
Frank keeps his Jewish roots a secret and works at an Americana replica factory. When the Kempeitai being to take interest in Juliana's whereabouts, he is arrested. As an incentive for him to talk, his sister and her children are also arrested. When Frank cannot answer their inquiries, his family is executed, with their Jewish heritage being the public reason. As an act of revenge, Frank to plan to kill the visiting Japanese Crown Prince and Princess, but can not go through with the plan.
Nobusuke Tagomi is at the center of a conspiracy to provide the plans for the Heisenberg Device to the Japanese Empire. In an effort to assure parity between the two superpowers, Colonel Rudolph Wegener, posing as a Swedish trade official, plans to pass the plans to Science Minister Shimura at a public speech by the Crown Prince. However, the Crown Prince is shot by a sniper. Inspector Takeshi Kido investigates and finds that the shooting is part of a Nazi plot to trigger war between the superpowers. Kido covers up the Nazi involvement in an effort to stave off war.
Tagomi somehow finds himself in an alternate San Francisco where the Allies won World War II.
Cast & Characters
|No.||Image||Title||Written by||Directed by|
|1||"The New World"||Frank Spotnitz||David Semel|
|It's 1962, America has lost WWII; the east is the Greater Nazi Reich and the west, the Japanese Pacific States. Amidst this oppression there is new hope - films that seem to show a different world. When her sister gives her a film and is then murdered, a woman comes to believe the films hold the key to freedom and becomes obsessed with finding their mysterious guardian, The Man in the High Castle.|
|2||"Sunrise"||Frank Spotnitz||Daniel Percival|
|Frank's fate hangs in the balance as he is held captive by the Kempeitai. Meanwhile, Juliana makes contact with a mysterious man who gives her a clue about the films, and Obergruppenführer Smith is surprised by an unfortunate turn of events.|
|3||"The Illustrated Woman"||Thomas Schnauz
& Evan Wright
|Joe and Juliana must act quickly as a vicious bounty hunter known as The Marshal arrives in Canon City. Tagomi makes plans with Wegener to pass valuable secrets from the Reich, and Frank plots his revenge against the Japanese.|
& Jace Richdale
|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, and Tagomi's plan goes awry as events take a dramatic turn at the Crown Prince's speech.|
|5||"The New Normal"||Rob Williams||Bryan Spicer|
|Juliana returns home, only to discover new clues that lead her closer to unravelling the mystery behind the films. Meanwhile, Joe faces a tough debriefing upon his return home. Kido begins his investigation into the events surrounding the Crown Prince's Speech, while Tagomi and Wegener make a last-ditch attempt to complete their mission.|
|6||"Three Monkeys"||Rob Williams||Nelson McCormick|
|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.|
|7||"Truth"||Emma Frost||Brad Anderson|
|Juliana makes a startling discovery about her sister's death. Frank reflects on recent events and makes an important decision about his future, and Tagomi gains greater insight into Juliana's past.|
|8||"End of the World"||Walon Green||Karyn Kusama|
|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. Meanwhile, Smith's loyalty is put to the ultimate test when confronted with a startling family discovery.|
|9||"Kindness"||Jace Richdale||Michael Slovis|
|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, and Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn when he makes an important discovery.|
|10||"A Way Out"||Rob Williams||Daniel Percival|
|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, and Kido desperately tries to close his investigation before his time runs out.|
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