The Man in the High Castle: Season 4 (2019)

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The Man in the High Castle finds something close to closure, wrapping up major threads to bring everything full circle in sufficiently dramatic fashion.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

Juliana Crain finds herself in a new world. In the wake of an attack on Trade Minister Tagomi, Chief Inspector Kido begins a crackdown against the suspected culprits: the Black Communist Rebellion. John Smith leads a military incursion into the Neutral Zone to capture Wyatt Price and his rebel army. Helen Smith's new independence is tested as John comes to claim his daughters.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

John Smith receives key intelligence from his officers at the Die Nebenwelt complex, while back at home, he struggles with the changing dynamics of his family. Bell Mallory and the BCR join forces with Wyatt Price's rebels. Kido tries to bond with his estranged son, Toru. As Childan prepares for the biggest event of his career, he makes a connection with his Japanese assistant. Juliana discovers an enemy in one world can be a friend in another.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

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.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

John and Helen host Himmler and his wife for dinner, along with a new and dangerous threat from Berlin, Obergruppenführer Wilhlem Goertzmann. Juliana returns to the High Castle world, arriving in the destroyed 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.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

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.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

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.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

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.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

Juliana's instincts about Helen are put to the ultimate test. As San Francisco evacuates, Kido goes in search of his son, only to find himself a captive. A letter arrives, forever changing Childan and Yukiko's lives. The BCR receives an unexpected offer of help from the Yakuza. Abendsen condemns Smith with his final prediction.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

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.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2019

On the brink of an inevitable Nazi invasion, the BCR brace for impact as Kido races against the clock to find his son. Childan offers everything he has to make his way back to Yukiko. Helen is forced to choose whether or not to betray her husband, as she and Smith travel by high speed train to the Portal - with Juliana and Wyatt lying in wait.

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Juliana Crain is on a mission to take down Reichsmarschall Smith, as the Nazis use the Die Nebenwelt Portal to infiltrate other worlds. Helen Smith struggles to protect her fractured family. Chief Inspector Kido is caught between the Imperial Army and the Royal Family as the Japanese Empire faces its greatest challenge. Amid these tensions, a new rebel force rises: the Black Communist Resistance.

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Critic Reviews for The Man in the High Castle Season 4

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

It imagines cities every bit as breathtaking as those in that other Dick adaptation, 1982 film Blade Runner.

Jul 15, 2020 | Full Review…

So while on the one hand I commend showrunner Eric Overmyer and the producers for acknowledging the role African Americans play in every freedom fight this nation has been embroiled in - even ones in fictional, "what if" histories - thanks but no thanks.

Nov 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Season four allowed more time with Brennan Brown's Robert Childan, the antique dealer who is left somewhat in limbo... Their arc was a refreshing bit of light in a very dark season, and Brown deserves credit for doing a lot with often very little.

Nov 21, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you've stuck with the show all this time, however, this is your reward: a conclusion that's thematically rich, often exciting, and as satisfying a wrap-up to the series as one could hope for under the circumstances.

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It manages to fuse fantasy, history and sci-fi in one nerve-jangling, action-packed adventure.

Apr 13, 2020 | Full Review…

The series has a good starting point, makes unconvincing turns, but have good characters, on the edge of good and evil. [Full review in Spanish]

Feb 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Though it's questionable whether the circuitous journey makes the destination worthwhile, The Man in the High Castle nevertheless builds toward a fascinating finale.

Jan 27, 2020 | Full Review…

While the series does a good job of showing that none of these people are purely bad, they've done terrible things, and now they're paying for them.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The Man in the High Castle is still worth recommending, but it's a shame to see the show go out on its weakest season. The human drama is as strong as ever, but High Castle struggles to coalesce it into a coherent, impactful ending to its story.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

These first five episodes suggest that we are going to have a high level season and a worthy finale. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It clearly doesn't take a genius to see where Man In The High Castle was always going to go in the end, but in getting us there, this well-weaved extravaganza does take its viewer on a wild and fufilling ten-episode ride.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Those looking for bombast and overthrowing hate may find some disappointment...perhaps the point of The Man in the High Castle has never been about that, but rather instilling inspiration so that the fight will go on while trying to do the right thing.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man in the High Castle: Season 4

  • Nov 23, 2020
    This is so underrated I don't know why. I think this is the most awsome TV series I've ever seen. Mindblowing time-travelling story. That ending is marvellous.
  • Nov 19, 2020
    Complete deviation from the classic Philip K.Dick book. Eventually becomes nonsensical.
  • Oct 25, 2020
    We lose all of the characters we have grown attached to through 3 seasons, 10 episodes, an hour each. 300 hours of Frank, Takomi, Joe, Ed. Franks end was satisfying but the rest come out of nowhere with very little if any explanation. They are replaced by random characters with no back story in what feels like a rushed final season. Not making Thomas a traveler feels like a missed opportunity.
  • Oct 20, 2020
    Great, deep characters beautifully portrait by Rufus Sewell and Joel de la Fuente can't save the weak final season that suffers from plot holes, flat characters and forced morals and storylines.
  • Oct 06, 2020
    An immaculate, terrifying alternate history that is accurate down to the buttons. I love period pieces, and this scary projection of a post WW2 hegemony ruled by the Japanese and German empires certainly fits the bill. Every costume, building, landscape, vehicle, street and interior room is accurate down to the woodwork and spoons - such a delight to watch. It's interesting in itself to see the crushed American psyche in the face of utter defeat, humiliation and occupation by mortal enemies. This alternate history makes the American century seem a fantasy, certainly it took tremendous courage to make this series. It's also nerve wracking watching the razor thin tightrope walked by the various protagonists on the winning side, as they try to navigate the internal dangers of their own ruthless regimes. The suffering of the common Americans reminds me of the brutal oppression we have witnessed around the world by autocratic regimes over the last 100 years - that in itself is a rich irony. The series is also a study on what it takes to bring down oppressive empires. Each of our dear protagonists - Joe, Juliana and Frank - are guided by their positive moralities on a destiny of greatness. It's particularly interesting to see how the entire arc of history can be rewritten by a single good or bad deed, by a single done or undone action. The machinations of Obergruppenfuhrer Smith, Trade Minister Togumi and Chief Inspector Kodi-Tai are particularly interesting. Both men stand on mountains of corpses built by their empires, and out of a deep sense of duty and honor, they maneuver to preserve their nations from further bloodshed and destruction, working always in the shadows. The searing images of enflamed Americans chanting Blood and soil do not seem so distant from our current epoque, nor do they seem alien and impossible. We are indeed witnessing history, with so-called freedom loving Americans flirting with fascism. It is heartening to see the universe is in balance, with the terrible personal price paid by men of previous principle, who sold their soul for survival at all costs. The arc of history does indeed bend toward justice. Ultimately this is a series about the Power of ideas to revive a forgotten dream, to restore hope and courage to the absolutely downtrodden and conquered. Symbolism is the most powerful motif, present endlessly across all domains of the various powers. Images and the ideas attached to them move people to action. It is quite interesting to see the underlying Metaphysics and laws of the universe being respected in this multiverse spanning series. As a fan of Fringe and other SciFi benders, it is nice to see a return to alternate timelines and realities, and how they interplay with each other according to ‘rules'. I appreciate the 4th season in particular as it highlights the tremendous racial atrocities that these regimes are capable of, and the personal horrors of the victims. Oftentimes minorities are under-represented in such shows, and it is welcome to see the producers avoid that mistake. The humanization of minority victims was detailed and appreciated. The 4th season also does a great job of reinforcing the belief that we are who we are, even in the multiverse. There were some loose ends left that did not completely tie up the threads, especially around the multiverse. I guess I need to watch and read some analysis from smarter folks. It's normal that cerebral series like this leave some ideas for interpretation. The series finale was amazing, Hollywood level production values, astounding special effects. I am truly impressed by Amazon studios. Their offerings give HBO a run for their money.
  • Oct 03, 2020
    A real shame. Spending time seeing the previous seasons and this one it's a waste, all thanks to a rushed last episode.
  • Sep 29, 2020
    the show was awesome and fascinating in the first 3 seasons but as the 4th season introduced the cancer of wokeness the ending was truly unsatisfying and ruined not only the last season but the previous seasons too. if you haven't started watching this show yet, don't start its not worth it even though the first few seasons were some of the best in tv history imo.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    Great up until the last season... Black communists who magically appear out of thin air to save the entire world? Please, spare me the far-left rhetoric.
  • Sep 07, 2020
    It began to go downhill from season 3 and never recovered. They took the focus completely away from the original story, killed off important Asian characters for no reason, and introduced new irrelevant storylines that have nothing to do w/ wwii victims. Despite the US being run by Japan in the West the show never visits Japan and spends way more time in the South. :T Not every show needs to be about modern US domestic politics. Disgusting and transparent hijacking of a rare, original show for political purposes.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    An absolutely extraordinary and imaginative story that came to an epic close. I highly suggest this film to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. Maybe one of the best historical fiction shows of our time!

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