The Man in the High Castle: Season 3 (2018)

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The Man in the High Castle

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The crafty addition of minor sci-fi elements and a terrific William Forsythe to the show's already engrossing narrative make The Man in the High Castle's third season another worthy binge.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 461

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

While in the Neutral Zone, Juliana Crain hits it off with Wyatt, an Irish fixer. She hits the road and begs for Tagomi's help. The Japanese run tests on their new weapon. Joe Blake heads to San Francisco on a diplomacy delegation.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

Juliana recognizes that her and Tagomi's fates are intertwined. Tagomi and Admiral Inokuchi realize the Reich is imposing a covert oil embargo on the Pacific States. Reichsmarschall Rockwell and J. Edgar Hoover plot against John Smith. Helen starts therapy to cope with her grief over Thomas, and takes drastic action to protect her family. Kido and Tagomi clash over Juliana. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

Juliana and Tagomi pursue the mysteries of the films and Juliana reunites with an old friend. Childan is anxious to return to San Francisco now that the reprisals have stopped, but a potential new romance makes Ed reluctant to leave. Kido receives intelligence that sets him on a new path. Smith finds himself celebrated by Nazi high society at a screening of Nicole's new film about Thomas. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

A new community fights for survival in the Neutral Zone. Juliana and Joe get reacquainted, while Joe continues his undercover work for Himmler. Wyatt drops in on Juliana in San Francisco. Smith's past rises up to haunt him. Ed and Childan face a challenge on their way home to San Francisco. As tensions between the Reich and the Empire rise, Tagomi finds his life may be in danger. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

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. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

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. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

Juliana embarks on a mission to stop the Nazis - a mission that reunites her with old friends. Thelma and Nicole grow closer, despite the risks. Smith learns more about the Nazis' efforts into alt-world travel. Kido demands Tagomi come clean about the films and his ability to travel. Kido coaxes crucial intelligence from Childan. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

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. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

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. -- (C) AMAZON

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Air date: Oct 5, 2018

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. -- (C) AMAZON

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Juliana uncovers a dangerous Nazi plan for ultimate supremacy. Can she convince others to join her in stopping it? Or is it already too late? Though recently celebrated by Himmler, Smith finds that the dangers to his family continue. As the GNR takes retaliatory measures toward the JPS, tensions rise and Tagomi tries to broker peace. A haunted Kido searches for old enemies.

Cast & Crew

Alexa Davalos
Juliana Crain
Rupert Evans
Frank Frink
Luke Kleintank
Joe Blake
DJ Qualls
Ed McCarthy
Joel de la Fuente
Inspector Kido
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Nobusuke Tagomi
Rufus Sewell
John Smith
Bella Heathcote
Nicole Becker
Brennan Brown
Robert Childan
Jason O'Mara
Wyatt Price
Ridley Scott
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Man in the High Castle Season 3

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

The best hope it offers, in this season, is literally escape to another reality. This is not a good show for the hopeless, who often turn to TV for that very thing.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

To be clear, just because I'm not recommending it doesn't mean the show is creatively bankrupt.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It is by far the best and most consistently ominous drama of the Trump era.

Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It is somewhat remarkable how much the writers of The Man in the High Castle are willing to divide their show into multiple plot arcs across the country.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The plot plods rather than sizzles - the biggest casualty being the Reich-resisting Juliana Crane (Alexa Davalos), touted as a universe-saving chosen one yet stuck in a holding pattern.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season three goes some way toward course-correcting.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

About the importance of the films in our society as a weapon. [Full review in Spanish]

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

With a new season come new horrors, naturally. The show is still an impressively painful watch... but this year it finds new ways to shock and sadden.

Dec 18, 2018 | Rating: 8.8 | Full Review…

The Man in the High Castle is still posing fundamental questions about humanity and more.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…

Despite the pacing issues in the first half and the convoluted character involvements, The Man in the High Castle is still pretty darn entertaining.

Oct 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Everyone seems miserable, and it all seems hopeless, and after three seasons, I'm not sure there's a fight to be had.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Even as its central mystery pushes to the fore...it doesn't quite catch the febrile strangeness of Dick's vision, or the imagination.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 3

  • Dec 28, 2020
    Another great season.
  • Jun 14, 2020
    The gay thing was weird, what was the point? Juliana Crain should have been killed 20 episodes ago. Unrealistic. How did Wyatt survive the tunnel massacre? Weak. Binge watching so only took a couple weeks to watch. John Smith would have put a bullet in Juliana's head long ago. Anyways, I wanted to love it, but they kept Crain alive for too long. Rufus Sewell did a great acting job, maybe a role of a lifetime. Granted I'm writing this the last episode of season 3
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Season 3 was very good. But I don't like something that happend in the fifth episode (i don't want to spoil it) it made me sad. Definetly recommend it, but nothing was the same after the 5th episode.
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Personajes que maduran con el paso de las temporadas.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    I finished Season 1...A+...the production values are incredible...this must have an insanely huge budget...the characters, setting and story are also very well done...I hear people complaining that the series is too slow but I don't see it that way...to me it has a deliberate pace where the big moments have more meaning because it was slowly built up...the sequence with Hitler and Wegener in the S1 finale was a nail biter...the alternate timeline sci-fi aspect is a slow burn but presented in a really interesting way and that opening credit sequence fits the show perfectly...creepy rendition of 'Edelweiss' from The Sound of Music...on to Season 2! I finished up Season 2...this might make my All-Time Top 10 show list after all is said and done...absolutely amazing series...I read that this is Amazon's most watched series so I don't understand why it appears to not be getting the attention and accolades it deserves...very intelligent story...Season 2 was pretty much a direct continuation of the first season...you can tell that they plotted out the story in advance and aren't just making things up as they go...the world building and production values are second to none...a lot of great additions to the cast in S2- Tate Donovan, Bella Heathcote, Stephen Root, Sebastian Roche etc...the show also seems to have a lot of Battlestar Galactica vets (Michael Hogan, Callum Keith Rennie, Rick Worthy) the HDR is no doubt the best implementation out of all the streaming shows I've watched across any platform...reference quality in pretty much every scene...this is the streaming show to show off your TV's HDR capability...stunning...every little detail from the shiny floors, costumes, furniture, facial detail, lighting looks amazing...I don't have an issue with the pacing but maybe that's because I'm watching all 3 seasons back-to-back...it seems they plotted out the entire story from the beginning and are taking the time they need to get there...the final few episodes of Season 2 were epic (S2 finale was a slight letdown)...some of the character motivations and constantly switching allegiances are a little confusing but overall this is Amazon's best original series. I don't know if they cut the budget for S3 but it didn't look quite as amazing as the earlier seasons in terms of cinematography...it still looked great but a slight step down...the Dolby Vision also lacked the consistent pop it previously had...in the first 2 seasons almost every scene had amazing depth and pop...S3 had its moments but wasn't as consistently gorgeous (but the dystopian world building is still first rate)...I'm hoping that Nicole Dormer returns for Season 4 (Himmler sent her back to Berlin in the S3 finale for re-education training due to her 'perversions' aka they caught her in that lesbian club)...Bella Heathcote is very sexy and has great charisma on-screen...I'm guessing Joseph Goebbels will play a bigger role in S4 which will bring Nicole back into the story overall I find this to be Amazon's best original series
  • Nov 18, 2019
    engaging and stirring EXCEPT for the last 60 seconds. Not an ending, more like a cheap bookmark.
  • Nov 18, 2019
    Just finished with Season 4. A disappointment, gave it three stars. Season 3 and the prior seasons deserve five stars. I have not gone back to watch Seasons 1 through 3, but from what I recall, Season 3 was the best. The series had tremendous production values, did an outstanding job of re-creating the 1960s, and had excellent acting. Additionally, each character was complex. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who portrayed the Trade Minister (Nobusuke Tagomi) should get a Hollywood award for his performance.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    Still a boring show to watch.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    All of this series so far is absolute gold
  • Jul 06, 2019
    I can't understand why mainstream critics gave season 3 high ratings. Compared to the first two seasons, this season wanders aimlessly. There are no real goals or motivations for any of the main characters. Rather than being captivated by the decisions of Joe, John, Juliana and Tagomi, we are forced to spend time with secondary characters who are completely boring while the main characters stare at things. The final episode is decent but not worth slogging through the previous 9 episodes.

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