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The Man in the High Castle recap: Revelations

While Frank prepares for his assassination attempt, Joe and Juliana try to find answers about the Man in the High Castle.

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The Man in the High Castle

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
tvpgr:
TV-MA
seasons:
1
performer:
Arnold Chun, Luke Kleintank, Bernhard Forcher
broadcaster:
Amazon
genre:
Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

For a show about Nazis, conspiracy theories, and propaganda films that could bring down a fascist government, The Man In The High Castle sure is moving at a sluggish pace. When “The Illustrated Woman” ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, with Juliana on the run from the Marshal, I fully expected the next episode to pick up the pace. Alas, “Revelations” is another episode that feels particularly belabored.

“Revelations” does pick up right where the last episode left off though, following Juliana through an abandoned shop in Canon City while the Marshal stalks her. He eventually catches up with her, backing her up against a railing and preparing to shoot her. Joe arrives just in time though and hits him over the head with a two-by-hour, and the two make their escape.

Of course, Juliana is stubborn though and still refuses to leave Canon City before she gets some answers. Her and Joe ask the albino man where Lemmel Washington lives and go to pay him a visit. Juliana tells him everything about her sister and the film, but when Lemmel says he’ll take the film now, Juliana refuses. She wants to meet the man who’s collecting the films. Lemmel reluctantly agrees, telling her that he’ll take them both to meet the Man in the High Castle.

With that plan in place for the next morning, Joe calls the Obergruppenführer and tells him that he’s set to meet the Man in the High Castle. He wants to know what his orders are if he does, and after the Obergruppenführer warns him about how dangerous the Man in the High Castle is, he tells him that is he sees him, he’s to execute him no matter the cost.

In San Francisco, Frank is mentally preparing to assassinate the Crown Prince of Japan. Ed knows something is up so he comes by to try and talk some sense into Frank. When he realizes what Frank’s plan is, he really loses it, telling him that his life will be over if he goes through with the assassination attempt. Frank comforts him though and tells him that he’ll destroy the gun, and that he wasn’t sure where to get bullets anyway. Spoiler alert: He’s totally lying. 

While Frank is planning his attack, Trade Minister Togami seems to have plans of his own with the Nazi aid who he’s been plotting with. That man is seen making some sort of vile and putting it into an envelope that he writes “URGENT IMPORTANT” on, because that’s a good way to not draw attention to your top-secret object.

Anyway, Togami tells the Nazi that during the speech he’ll be seated next to the Science Minister and will only have a short amount of time to hand off the vile. It sounds like it’s the only chance to get whatever’s in the vile into the hands of the Science Minister, but why it’s so important is still a mystery.

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