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The Best Episodes of The Man in the High Castle

Every episode of The Man in the High Castle ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Man in the High Castle!

Explore what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDrama
Network:Prime Video

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The best episode of "The Man in the High Castle" is "Fallout", rated 9.3/10 from 3198 user votes. It was directed by Daniel Percival and written by Erik Oleson. "Fallout" aired on 12/16/2016 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Detonation".

  • Fallout
    9.3/10 3,198 votes

    #1 - Fallout

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-12-16

    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.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Erik Oleson

  • Detonation
    8.9/10 2,302 votes

    #2 - Detonation

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-12-16

    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.

    Director: Chris Long

    Writer: Wesley Strick

  • For Want of a Nail
    8.9/10 1,855 votes

    #3 - For Want of a Nail

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-11-15

    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.

    Director: John Fawcett

    Writer: Mark Richard, David Scarpa

  • Jahr Null
    8.8/10 1,634 votes

    #4 - Jahr Null

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-10-04

    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.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Wesley Strick

  • A Way Out
    8.6/10 2,872 votes

    #5 - A Way Out

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-11-20

    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.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Rob Williams

  • Loose Lips
    8.6/10 2,058 votes

    #6 - Loose Lips

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-12-16

    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.

    Director: Alex Zakrzewski

    Writer: Rick Cleveland

  • The New Colossus
    8.6/10 1,628 votes

    #7 - The New Colossus

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-10-04

    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.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Wesley Strick

  • Mauvaise Foi
    8.5/10 1,441 votes

    #8 - Mauvaise Foi

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-11-15

    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.

    Director: Charlotte Brändström

    Writer: David Scarpa

  • Kindness
    8.4/10 2,548 votes

    #9 - Kindness

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-11-20

    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.

    Director: Michael Slovis

    Writer: Jace Richdale

  • Baku
    8.4/10 1,418 votes

    #10 - Baku

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-10-04

    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.

    Director: Deborah Chow

    Writer: Chris Collins, Chris Wu

  • Three Monkeys
    8.2/10 2,691 votes

    #11 - Three Monkeys

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-20

    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.

    Director: Nelson McCormick

    Writer: Rob Williams

  • Travelers
    8.1/10 1,967 votes

    #12 - Travelers

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-12-16

    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.

    Director: Daniel Sackheim

    Writer: Erik Oleson

  • The Box
    8.1/10 1,338 votes

    #13 - The Box

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-11-15

    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.

    Director: John Fawcett

    Writer: Kalen Egan

  • Sunrise
    8.0/10 3,440 votes

    #14 - Sunrise

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-10-23

    Juliana and Joe are becoming closer and closer in the neutral Rocky Mountain states. Juliana finds a job in a local cafe and receives information of a mysterious King James bible in a local bookshop. Frank is tortured and interrogateed by the Japanese Occupation Military Police back home to know about Juliana's whereabouts.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Frank Spotnitz

  • Land O' Smiles
    8.0/10 1,867 votes

    #15 - Land O' Smiles

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-12-16

    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.

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Rob Williams

  • All Serious Daring
    8.0/10 1,268 votes

    #16 - All Serious Daring

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-11-15

    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.

    Director: Julie Hébert

    Writer: Lolis Eric Elie

  • Revelations
    7.9/10 2,773 votes

    #17 - Revelations

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-11-20

    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.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Thomas Schnauz, Jace Richdale

  • End of the World
    7.9/10 2,447 votes

    #18 - End of the World

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-11-20

    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.

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Walon Green

  • The Tiger's Cave
    7.9/10 2,165 votes

    #19 - The Tiger's Cave

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-12-16

    When Julianna allows Joe to flee from the hands of the Resistance, she is questioned on her loyalty, Obergruppenführer John Smith returns with news on the event that almost led to his death and Trade Minister Tagomi is overwhelmed by the vision of life if the Nazis had failed to win World War 2.

    Director: Daniel Percival

    Writer: Frank Spotnitz

  • The Road Less Traveled
    7.9/10 2,006 votes

    #20 - The Road Less Traveled

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-12-16

    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.

    Director: Colin Bucksey

    Writer: Rob Williams

  • Duck and Cover
    7.9/10 1,877 votes

    #21 - Duck and Cover

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-12-16

    Joe learns a truth about his past that makes him question everything. The rift between Frank and Ed widens as Frank is drawn further into the Resistance. In order to assure her safety, Juliana must betray someone close to her.

    Director: John Fawcett

    Writer: Erik Oleson, Rick Cleveland

  • History Ends
    7.9/10 1,365 votes

    #22 - History Ends

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-10-04

    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.

    Director: Meera Menon

    Writer: Kalen Egan, Elizabeth Benjamin

  • Kasumi (Through the Mists)
    7.9/10 1,313 votes

    #23 - Kasumi (Through the Mists)

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-10-04

    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.

    Director: Jennifer Getzinger

    Writer: William N. Fordes

  • Happy Trails
    7.9/10 1,274 votes

    #24 - Happy Trails

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-11-15

    John and Helen host Himmler and his wife for dinner, along with a new and dangerous threat from Berlin, Obergruppenführer Goertzmann. 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.

    Director: Rachel Leiterman

    Writer: Mark Richard

  • No Masters But Ourselves
    7.9/10 1,268 votes

    #25 - No Masters But Ourselves

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-15

    The BCR launches a massive assault across the JPS, and 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.

    Director: Richard Heus

    Writer: Wesley Strick