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"The New Normal" is the fifth episode of Season One of The Man in the High Castle, and the fifth episode of the series overall. This episode, along with the rest of the season, was made available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video on November 20th, 2015.


Juliana returns home, only to discover new clues that lead her closer to unraveling 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.


The Crown Prince is rushed to the hospital after the attack, and the captain of the Imperial Guard is ordered to commit seppuku, for not protecting the Crown Prince. Kido then states that if he can't find the gunman, he will do the same. Meanwhile, Juliana returns home to find an angry Frank, who tells her about his time in prison. Joe is kidnapped from the Neutral Zone by Gestapo agents, and returned to New York. He is then forced to tell Smith what happened in Canon City. Smith believes him, and invites Joe over for VA day (Victory in America day).

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Cast & Characters

Guest Starring
  • Catherine Elissa Chow as Japanese Secretary
  • Evan Lee as Japanese Naval Officer
  • Alex Zahara as SS Officer Oliver Diels
  • Macall Gordon as Anne Walker
  • Darren Dolynski as Bill Crothers
  • Michael Eber as Doni
  • Richard Ching as Mr. Eto
  • Lee Shorten as Sergeant Yoshida
  • Takahiro Inoue as Shimura
  • Mayumi Yoshida as Crown Princess
  • Camille Sullivan as Karen
  • Hiromoto Ida as Lieutenant General
  • Amy Okuda as Christine Tanaka
  • Hyuma Frankowski as Japanese Translator
  • Yuki Matsuzaki as Nakamura
  • Raresh DiMofte as Karl Muller
  • Martin Novotny as Nazi Embassy Staffer
  • Eric Banerd as Nazi Security Guard
  • Charles Zuckerman as Senior Nazi Officer
  • Ryan Kong as Japanese Boy
  • Jason Riki Kosuge as Japanese Father
  • Sean Akira as Japanese Surgeon
  • Daisuke Nakagawa as Kempeitai Officer (Embassy)
  • Rintaro Sawamoto as Kempeitai Guard (Hotel)
  • Lama Tsultrim as Buddhist Monk
  • Daniel Lim as Japanese Imperial Army Soldier (Nippon)
  • Andy Yu as Japanese Imperial Army Soldier (Bus)
  • Kelvin Lum as Royal Imperial Colonel
  • Takeshi Kurokawa as Japanese Official

Notes & Trivia

  • The Imperial Guards are using Heckler & Koch MP5 after the Prince is shot. The MP5 was not created until 1964 by the Germans. 

Season 1 The New WorldSunriseThe Illustrated WomanRevelationsThe New NormalThree MonkeysTruthEnd of the WorldKindnessA Way Out
Season 2 The Tiger's CaveThe Road Less TraveledTravelersEscalationDuck and CoverKintsugiLand O' SmilesLoose LipsDetonationFallout
Season 3 Now More Than Ever, We Care About YouImagine ManchuriaSensô KôiSabraThe New ColossusHistory EndsExcess AnimusKasumi (Through the Mists)BakuJahr Null
Season 4 Hexagram 64Every Door Out...The BoxHappy TrailsMauvaise FoiAll Serious DaringNo Masters But OurselvesHitler Has Only Got One BallFor Want of a NailFire from the Gods