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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 ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Carsten Norgaard ... Rudolph Wegener / Victor Baynes
Rick Worthy ... Lem Washington
Arnold Chun ... Kotomichi
Steve Byers ... Lawrence Klemm
Neal Bledsoe ... Captain Connolly
Ray Proscia ... Reinhard Heydrich
Hiro Kanagawa ... Taishi Okamura
Keone Young ... General Hata


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. Written by Amazon Studios

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During the Meiji period (1868-1912) it was decided that the Japanese education system had to modernize in order to catch up with the west. Public schooling was introduced and open to both boys and girls. They respected both the German and American education models and took many of their principles into Japan. During the 1930s however, when the militarists rose to power, education in Japan became much more about indoctrination, power, and control. All text and teaching was controlled by the government. In the world of "The Man in the High Castle," this education system would have strengthened through the success of the war. See more »


The soundtrack includes the theme song from "Town Without Pity." The song was the title track of the 1961 film, concerning American soldiers accused of raping a German girl in occupied Germany. This film, and hence the song, could not have existed in the time line of "The Man in the High Castle". See more »


Taishi Okamura: The Yakuza cannot be destroyed any more than the sun can destroy the shade. This has been understood in our homeland for centuries.
Inspector Kido: I cannot destroy the shadows you cast, but I can and will contain it. That is my duty.
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Crazy Credits

The phrase "The characters and incidents portrayed are entirely fictional" in the closing credits of every episode is also shown in German and Japanese translations. See more »


Town without Pity
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
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The turning point from mediocre to something more
7 August 2020 | by zahorskyakos-97981See all my reviews

FInally all the themes of the season are coming together. The plot is finally moving. Our three protagonists (Juliana, Joe and Frank that is) all get a lot to do, the character interactions are finally livid and with stakes. And the plot is knocked into a higher gear for what I expect to be a great season finale.

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20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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