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Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Frank Spotnitz. In Japan-occupied San Francisco, Juliana Crain receives a package from her sister, Trudy, only to later see her shot by the Japanese police.
Her boyfriend, Frank, urges her to go to the police to plead her innocence. However, Juliana lies to him and instead heads to the Neutral Zone to deliver the film in Trudy's place.
A woman attempts to steal the film but escapes only with decoys. Later Tagomi meets Rudolph Wegener, a high-ranking Nazi official pretending to be a Swedish businessman.
Daniel Percival. In prison, Frank meets a resistance fighter who convinces him not to inform on Juliana. The Kempeitai kill Frank's sister and her children for his refusal to help them, but stop the planned execution of Frank when the woman who stole Juliana's bag is found with fake film reels.
Working in a Canon City diner, Juliana meets a man who she assumes is her contact. Smith tells Joe that this contact is actually an undercover SD agent working against the resistance and orders him not to intervene.
However, when Juliana goes to meet the agent, Joe drives up behind her to help her. The agent tries to kill Juliana, but she is able to throw the Origami Man over a railing to his death.
In New York, Smith is attacked by resistance fighters in an assassination attempt. Thomas Schnauz and Evan Wright.
Joe spots a Nazi bounty hunter named the Marshal. The Marshal is looking for the agent Juliana killed. Joe and Juliana go to dispose of the dead agent's body and car and, while doing this, find a map which leads them to a cave where they find a dead woman and a list of names.
The list reveals that Juliana's boss from the diner was her actual contact. The Marshal realizes Juliana's true identity and tries to kill her.
Frank breaks the news of his sister and her children's deaths to his brother-in-law. Frank also returns to work, where he makes a real gun.
Thomas Schnauz and Jace Richdale. Joe saves Juliana from the Marshal. Joe and Juliana confront Lemuel Lem , who leads them into the woods, where they are surrounded by resistance fighters.
Lem forces them to give up the films and leave. Joe and Juliana are attacked again by the Marshal, causing Joe to reveal to the Marshal that he is a Nazi agent.
The Marshal pursues Juliana on the highway. When Juliana gets far enough away, she burns her car and hides. When the Marshal reaches the car, he assumes that she has died.
Back in New York, after he is attacked on the way to work, Smith suspects SS Hauptmann Connolly is the informant supplying information about his movements to the resistance.
In the Pacific States, Frank heads to the Crown Prince's speech with a gun to assassinate him but hesitates. The Crown Prince is then shot by an unseen sniper.
Wegener is not able to leave a microfilm capsule in the Science Minister's pocket and is detained as a foreigner due to the shooting.
Rob Williams. The Crown Prince is rushed to the hospital after the attack, and the captain of the Imperial Guard is ordered to commit seppuku for failing to protect the Crown Prince.
Kido then states that if he cannot find the gunman, he will do the same. Juliana returns home to find an angry Frank, who alludes to his time in prison.
Juliana visits her parents and learns that the Japanese killed Frank's sister and children. When she later reports to the Japanese military, she is interrogated and asked about Trudy's partner, Randall, but is ultimately let go.
He reports to Smith on the events in Canon City, though his report is contradicted by the Marshal's. Smith tells Joe he has failed in his mission because the leader of the resistance escaped.
Nelson McCormick. Joe celebrates VA Day at Smith's house. Juliana accepts a job working for Tagomi as she continues her search for answers.
Smith, who has received intelligence about Wegener's activities but also happens to be an old friend, intercepts him at the airport and invites him for dinner hoping to probe him for answers.
Smith has Wegener arrested. Smith catches Joe looking through his files. Brad Anderson. Emma Frost. Juliana makes a startling discovery about her sister's death.
Frank reflects on recent events and makes an important decision about his future, and Tagomi gains greater insight into Juliana's past. Smith catches Joe in his home office and interrogates him about Juliana and Canon City.
Note: The episode is named after the song of the same name , which is performed by Lini Evans during the episode with Japanese lyrics that she cowrote.
Michael Slovis. 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 is confronted with the consequences of his scheming, and Kido's investigation takes a dramatic turn when he makes an important discovery.
Meanwhile, Frank and Juliana, after taking possession of the new film, decide to watch it, but they are shocked to find out that the film depicts, apparently in the near future, a nuclear-bombed San Francisco in which the SS round up and execute survivors.
Frank is shown being executed by Joe, who is wearing an SS uniform. Note: Scenes at Hitler's alpine retreat were filmed at Hohenwerfen Castle.
Joe returns to New York to hand over the film to Smith and submits his resignation, but Smith refuses to accept the resignation before he delivers the film to Hitler.
Karen and Lem confront Juliana for not shooting Joe before she is tranquilized. Meanwhile, General Onoda reveals to Tagomi and his staff that the capsule that Science Minister Shimada found in his pocket contained plans for a nuclear weapon that the Empire intends to use to crush the Nazis, much to Tagomi's dismay.
Frank confronts Arnold about spying on his own family. Then, desperate to save Ed, Frank goes to ask for Childan's help. Juliana attempts to get answers from an evasive Abendsen and receives a clue that may help avert the nuclear war.
Gary Connell, the leader of the West Coast Resistance, goes against orders and tries to kill Juliana but she escapes at a Kempeitai checkpoint.
A gunfight ensues between the Resistance members and the Japanese soldiers and Karen is killed in the crossfire. Kido investigates the shootout at the checkpoint and suspects that Juliana is involved.
Frank decides to get Paul Kasoura, a defense lawyer, to help Ed. In desperation, he reveals to Kasoura that the antique goods that he and Childan sold him are fake, leading the pair to be imprisoned by the Yakuza with whom Kasoura has a connection.
Frank is almost killed by Okamura, the Yakuza leader, in the previous incident with Joe. However, he manages to convince Okamura to allow him to repay his debt for the forgery if Ed is allowed to work with him as his assistant.
Kido is forced by Okamura to release Ed. He later pins the assassination of the Crown Prince on the deceased Karen.
Joe is ordered by Smith to visit his father, Reichminister Heusmann in Berlin. Smith tells Joe that Juliana is possibly dead. Meanwhile Juliana evades Gary and Lem, then tries to convince her parents to leave San Francisco, to no avail.
Using the clue about a mysterious man on whom Abendsen is fixated, Juliana discovers from her mother that the man thought to be a family friend, George Dixon, is her sister Trudy's real father.
Learning that he may be in Brooklyn , Juliana risks her life to reach the Nazi embassy to request asylum and leaves a letter to Frank.
Daniel Sackheim. Smith is warned by Dr. Adler, the family physician, to end the life of his son Thomas with a fast-acting injection, as the boy's incurable illness prevents him from being accepted in the Reich.
Juliana makes it to New York and is questioned by Smith, who is notified of her arrival and arranges for her to stay. He keeps this a secret from Joe.
Frank learns of Juliana's defection to the Nazi states but does not believe Gary about her betrayal. While he works with Ed and Childan to create forgeries for the Yakuza to repay his debt, Frank is convinced by the Resistance to help them liberate innocent citizens from the Kempeitai, in retaliation for the checkpoint murders.
While saving Resistance member Sarah, Frank commits his first kill against the Japanese. Juliana looks for Joe but is told by his ex-lover that he has rejoined the Nazis, leading her to think he may have betrayed her.
Joe travels to Berlin and meets with his father but is distant because of Heusmann's treatment of Joe's mother. Joe crosses paths with Nicole Dörmer, a filmmaker.
Smith is unable to inject his son when he is given the chance to kill him. He meets with Dr. Adler and injects him to ensure his silence. David Petrarca.
Juliana adjusts to life in the Reich, under the tutelage of Smith's wife Helen, and his son Thomas. While looking for Dixon at his old apartment, she is pursued by two unknown agents and nearly killed.
General Onoda has the Kempeitai execute numerous citizens for the murder of the Japanese soldiers during the Resistance rescue. Enraged, Frank starts to neglect his debt with the Yakuza and accepts a risky assignment to siphon materials from an unexploded Japanese bomb for a Resistance mission, much to Ed's dismay.
Frank begins to get close with Sarah during the assignment. Smith reveals to a suspecting Helen that he killed Dr. Adler to keep their son's illness a secret.
Kido gets Onoda drunk and tricks him into approving an unknown order. After escaping from her pursuers, Juliana is approached by George Dixon.
Tagomi travels to the alternate timeline once again and visits his wife, Michiko, who is deceased in his own timeline.
John Fawcett. George Dixon is revealed to be a Resistance leader and meets up with Juliana after she tells him that the Man in the High Castle sent her.
Juliana tells him he may be somehow involved in the possible San Francisco bombing, as he has appeared several times in the films.
Dixon forces Juliana to spy on Smith and his family to redeem her perceived betrayal when she allowed Joe to escape with the film.
Joe is upset when his father brings him to his place of birth and reveals that he is one of the Lebensborn , an experiment to perfect racial purity.
However, he takes up his father's offer to remain in Berlin for a few more days. Kido attempts to use Onoda's approval to extradite Juliana from the Nazi states but fails and reveals his motive for visiting Smith for an unknown reason.
Frank becomes further involved with the Resistance and Ed is revealed to be under the control of the Kempeitai to report on the Yakuza's counterfeiting activities in exchange for his and Frank's lives.
Lem assists Abendsen with moving to a new location because the location of the High Castle may have been compromised. Abendsen destroys most of the films before he leaves.
Tagomi reveals himself to his alternate wife Michiko and his son Noriyuke but discovers that the alternate Tagomi's relationship with them is estranged.
He is shocked to see Noriyuke, married to an alternate Juliana with their son. Juliana starts to socialize with the Ladies Committee as planned, and gains the support of one of its members, Lucy.
Helen discovers that Thomas has been selected by the Hitler Youth group to go for an expedition in South America.
She forbids her son to go until she finds out that Smith arranged to have their son disappear from society by staging a fake abduction and living a life of anonymity.
Joe starts to get closer to Nicole, who reveals herself as one of the Lebensborn and brings him to meet with some of the others.
After spending the night with Nicole, Joe begins to embrace his real heritage. Tagomi attempts to mend his alternate self's relationship with his family and is dismayed by the alternate Noriyuke's forgoing of the Japanese culture.
Kido is informed by his right-hand man Yoshida that Abendsen's burnt hideout has been found and learns that the Yakuza is also looking for the films.
Ed and Childan go to Okamura to repay their debt with the sale from Frank's forgery but are locked up in a storage room when Kido and his men pay Okamura an unannounced visit.
Kido shoots Okamura and the other Yakuza members present for treason, as he has deduced the Yakuza to be working with the Nazis.
Yoshida discovers Ed and Childan but lets them go. Frank is tasked to plant a bomb at the harbor where General Onoda is visiting.
However, Frank aborts the mission when he discovers that the Japanese are secretly building a nuclear bomb there. He informs the resistance of his findings.
At Adler's funeral, Smith is alarmed when Adler's wife, Alice, raises her suspicion about her husband's sudden death and suggests an autopsy be performed.
Juliana also attends the funeral and covers for Thomas when he has a brief seizure. Later, she promises Helen not to reveal Thomas' condition.
Himmler informs Smith that Hitler has suffered a collapse. Alex Zakrzewski. Smith questions Juliana at her apartment about Joe's film and learns of San Francisco's impending destruction.
Lucy tells Juliana that she knows that the supposedly live footage of Hitler is actually archival because her husband managed the television broadcast.
Juliana shares with George Dixon her belief that Hitler may be dead. The Resistance decides that it is time to stage an uprising.
Juliana is left concerned that she may have caused the nuclear catastrophe that she has been trying to prevent. Heusmann is made Acting Chancellor and Joe decides to support his father.
Frank learns from Arnold that Juliana has warned them to leave San Francisco and has not betrayed him. Enraged, he confronts Gary Connell but the Resistance is determined to go ahead with the uprising.
Armed with the knowledge from Juliana and Kido, Smith misleads an imprisoned Heydrich into thinking Germany and Japan are already at war, which leads Heydrich to confirm what Smith has suspected: a conspiracy to create a pretext for war with the Japanese exists among the Nazi ranks.
Smith executes Heydrich after learning from him that it is someone else who is the mastermind behind the rush to war. Hitler dies.
Now in charge is the new chancellor, Heusmann, who is revealed to be the one to have orchestrated the looming conflict.
Chris Long. Tagomi watches a film with his alternate family on the recent test detonation of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.
Finally resolved to stop war between Japan and the Nazis, Tagomi takes the film and returns to his reality. When Thomas confronts Juliana to learn about his condition, their conversation is secretly being recorded.
Smith later learns of the tape and takes it to protect Thomas' secret. In a televised address, Heusmann frames the Japanese for Hitler's death by poison and promises retaliation, much to Joe's horror.
Frank decides to assist the Resistance in assassinating Onoda by using their homemade bombs. Before the operation, he convinces Ed and Childan to leave San Francisco.
Frank and Sarah smuggle a car bomb into the underground parking garage of the Kempeitai. They set the bomb's timer and attempt to leave the building but they are spotted by Kido and shots are exchanged in the lobby.
Just as Tagomi arrives, the bomb detonates, killing General Onoda and his staff and collapsing most of the building. The fates of Frank and Sarah are not shown.
Tagomi and Kido, who survived the bombing, deal with the aftermath of the destruction of the Kempeitai headquarters. Afterwards, Kido travels to New York and plays the film from an alternate Earth for Smith that appears to provide evidence that the Japanese have a hydrogen bomb.
The resistance attempts to avenge Karen's death by killing Juliana but she escapes. She then confronts and kills George Dixon who was threatening to expose Smith by broadcasting the tape of her conversation with Thomas.
Smith travels to Berlin with the film to convince his Nazi superiors not to attack Japan so as to avoid nuclear retaliation.
Smith meets privately with Himmler to expose Heusmann as a traitor. After arresting Heusmann and Joe, Himmler addresses the worldwide public from the Volkshalle , appearing to assume control of the Reich.
He publicly praises Smith for his service. The recognition that Smith receives inspires Thomas to turn himself over to the Public Health Department to be euthanized.
After traveling to the Neutral Zone, a bereft Juliana learns from Abendsen that hope remains and that her sister is alive.
Finally, Lem hands over Abendsen's remaining films to Tagomi. In Berlin, in the fall of , Joe Blake and his father are imprisoned in solitary confinement.
Both have been tortured and brainwashed. Himmler demands from Joe that he shoot his father. Trudy is in Jamestown, Colorado, with Hawthorne Abendsen and his wife, and is being cared for by Juliana.
Abendsen tells Juliana that her destiny is to replace him. Juliana wants to know how she will die. He tells her to ask Tagomi because he sent him the remaining films.
Later that night Abendsen and his wife are attacked by Nazis, prompting them to leave Jamestown. There is tension between him and his wife because of the death of his son, who is honored in a special ceremony.
Joe Blake kills Erich Raeder. Juliana realizes that Tagomi is a "traveler". The United States of America still exists by name in the Northeast of the former territory and are controlled by a German military governor.
For unexplained reasons, Canada remains independent despite being part of the Allies. Hitler, though still alive, is incapacitated from advanced syphilis , and Martin Bormann has become the acting Chancellor of Germany , with Goebbels , Heydrich , Göring , Seyss-Inquart who oversees the extermination of the peoples of Africa , and other Nazi leaders soon vying to take his place.
The Nazis have drained the Mediterranean to make room for farmland, developed and used the hydrogen bomb , and designed rockets for extremely fast travel across the world as well as space, having colonized the Moon , Venus , and Mars.
The novel is set mostly in San Francisco. Here, Chinese residents first appear in the novel as second-class citizens and black people are slaves.
Childan is contacted by Nobusuke Tagomi, a high-ranking Japanese trade official, who is seeking a gift to impress a visiting Swedish industrialist named Baynes.
Childan's store is stocked in part with counterfeit antiques from the Wyndam-Matson Corporation, a metalworking company.
Frank Frink formerly Fink , a secretly Jewish-American veteran of World War II, has just been fired from the Wyndam-Matson factory, when he agrees to join a former coworker to begin a handcrafted jewelry business.
Meanwhile, Frink's ex-wife, Juliana, works as a judo instructor in Canon City, Colorado in the neutral buffer zone of Mountain States , where she begins a sexual relationship with an Italian truck driver and ex-soldier, Joe Cinnadella.
Throughout the book, many of these characters frequently make important decisions using prophetic messages they interpret from the I Ching , a Chinese cultural import.
Many characters are also reading a widely banned yet extremely popular new novel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy , which depicts an alternate history in which the Allies won World War II in , a concept that amazes and intrigues its readers.
Frink reveals that the Wyndam-Matson Corporation has been supplying Childan with counterfeit antiques, which works to blackmail Wyndam-Matson for money to finance Frink's new jewelry venture.
Tagomi and Baynes meet, but Baynes repeatedly delays any real business as they await an expected third party from Japan.
Suddenly, the public receives news of the death of the Chancellor of Germany, Martin Bormann, after a short illness. Childan tentatively, on consignment , takes some of Frink's "authentic" new metalwork and attempts to curry favor with a Japanese client, who surprisingly considers Frink's jewelry immensely spiritually alive.
Juliana and Joe take a road trip to Denver, Colorado and Joe impulsively decides they should go on a side-trip to meet the mysterious Hawthorne Abendsen, author of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy , who supposedly lives in a guarded fortress-like estate called the "High Castle" in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Soon, Joseph Goebbels is announced as the new German Chancellor. Baynes and Tagomi finally meet their Japanese contact as the Nazi secret police, the Sicherheitsdienst SD , close in to arrest Baynes, who is revealed to be a Nazi defector named Rudolf Wegener.
Wegener warns his contact, a famed Japanese general, of Operation Dandelion, an upcoming Goebbels-approved plan for the Nazis to launch a surprise attack on the Japanese Home Islands , to obliterate them in a Battle of annihilation.
As Frink is elsewhere exposed as a Jew and arrested, Wegener and Tagomi are confronted by two SD agents, both of whom Tagomi shoots dead with an antique American pistol.
Back in Colorado, Joe abruptly changes his appearance and mannerisms before the trip to the High Castle, leading Juliana to infer that he intends to murder Abendsen.
Joe confirms this, revealing himself to be an undercover Swiss Nazi assassin. Juliana mortally wounds Joe and drives off to warn Abendsen of the threat to his life.
Wegener flies back to Germany and learns that Reinhard Heydrich a member of the anti-Dandelion faction has launched a coup against Goebbels, possibly installing himself as Chancellor.
Tagomi remains shaken by the shootout and goes to Childan to sell back the gun he used in the fight; instead, sensing the energy from one of Frink's jewellery items, Tagomi impulsively buys it from Childan.
Tagomi then undergoes a spiritually intense experience during which he momentarily perceives an alternative-history version of San Francisco.
Later, Tagomi on a whim forces the German authorities to release Frink, whom Tagomi has never met and does not know is the maker of the jewellery. Juliana soon has her own spiritual experience when she arrives in Cheyenne.
She discovers that Abendsen now lives in a normal house with his family, having left behind the High Castle due to a change of outlook; he no longer preoccupies himself with thoughts that he might soon be assassinated.
After dodging many of Juliana's questions about his inspiration for his novel, Abendsen finally confesses that he used the I Ching to guide his writing of The Grasshopper Lies Heavy.
Several characters in The Man in the High Castle read the popular novel The Grasshopper Lies Heavy , by Hawthorne Abendsen, whose title is assumed or supposed to have come from the Bible  : 70 verse "The grasshopper shall be a burden" Ecclesiastes For this reason, the Germans have banned the novel in the occupied US,  : 91 but it is widely read in the Pacific, and its publication is legal in the neutral countries.
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy postulates that President Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt but forgoes re-election in , honoring George Washington 's two-term limit.
The next president, Rexford Tugwell , removes the Pacific Fleet from Pearl Harbor , Hawaii, saving it from Japanese attack, which ensures that the US enters the conflict a well-equipped naval power.
After the war, President Tugwell initiates the New Deal on a worldwide scale. With American assistance, China goes through a decade of rebuilding.
People in lesser developed places in Africa and Asia are sent television kits, through which they learn how to read and receive instructions on practical skills such as digging wells and purifying water.
In turn, these places become markets for American factories. In the British Empire , social and economic progress has also brought relief to the masses in India, Burma, Africa and the Middle East.
In Europe, there is peace and harmony not only with itself but with the rest of the world. The Soviet Union, crippled by war losses, is divided up.
Around ten years after the end of the war, the British Empire, still under the leadership of Winston Churchill , becomes increasingly belligerent and anti-American , establishing "detention preserves" for disloyal Chinese in South Asia, and suspecting that the U.
Meanwhile, the US has ended racial discrimination by the s. Whites and Blacks are able to live and work shoulder by shoulder.
These changes provoke tensions between the US and the UK, leading them to a Cold War for global hegemony between their two vaguely liberal, democratic, capitalist societies.
Although the end of the novel is never depicted in the text, one character claims the book ends with the British eventually defeating the U.
The acknowledgments have three references to traditional Japanese and Tibetan poetic forms; i volume one of the Anthology of Japanese Literature , edited by Donald Keene , from which is cited the haiku on page 48; ii from Zen and Japanese Culture , by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki , from which is cited a waka on page ; and iii the Tibetan Book of the Dead , edited by Walter Evans-Wentz.
Nathanael West 's Miss Lonelyhearts  is also mentioned in the text,  : written before the Roosevelt assassination divergence separating the world of The Man in the High Castle from ours.
In this novella, "Miss Lonelyhearts" is a male newspaper journalist who writes anonymous advice as an agony aunt to forlorn readers during the height of the Great Depression; hence, "Miss Lonelyhearts" tries to find consolation in religion, casual sex, rural vacations, and work, none of which provide him with the sense of authenticity and engagement with the outside world that he needs.
West's book is about the elusive quality of relationships and quest for meaning at a time of political turmoil within the United States.
Philip Dick used the I Ching to make decisions crucial to the plot of The Man in the High Castle just as characters within the novel use it to guide decisions.
Kreuziger explores the theory of history implied by Dick's creation of the two alternative realities:. Neither of the two worlds, however, the revised version of the outcome of WWII nor the fictional account of our present world, is anywhere near similar to the world we are familiar with.
But they could be! This is what the book is about. The book argues that this world, described twice, although differently each time, is exactly the world we know and are familiar with.
Indeed, it is the only world we know: the world of chance, luck, fate. Avram Davidson praised the novel as a "superior work of fiction", citing Dick's use of the I Ching as "fascinating".
Davidson concluded that "It's all here— extrapolation, suspense, action, art, philosophy, plot, [and] character. A trade paperback edition of the novel was published in by Vintage Books.
After a number of attempts to adapt the book to the screen, in October Amazon 's film production unit began filming the pilot episode of The Man in the High Castle in Roslyn, Washington , for release through the Amazon Prime Web video streaming service.
The television series diverges from the novel in many respects. Both the Pacific States of America and the Eastern American puppet state appear to be mere provinces of the Empire of Japan and the Greater Nazi Reich without any apparent autonomous even quisling government institutions.
As for Hitler, while elderly, he is apparently mostly hale in his Season 1 finale appearance, though other characters elsewhere in the season do refer to his supposed physical infirmity.
In the novel, the Italian Empire is a minor power that controls North Africa and the Middle East; in the series, it is shown through maps that these territories are part of the Nazi Empire, suggesting that either the Italian Empire was annexed after the war or is self-governing within the Reich.
The drying of the Mediterranean has never happened, though a slightly similar event is mentioned by a character in Season Two as being planned.
You have ordinary people, in some interpretations, who have been called to this event, who are moving through the portal, and these two worlds are going to be fused.
Will a new leader ascend the ranks of the Reich in America and invade this new world? On a much smaller scale, what will become of Helen in the alt-world without her son in the military and husband dead?
Meanwhile, on the West Coast, the Black Communist Rebellion rejects the idea of ever returning to the American flag, or the Republic it represented.
So, we may well be setting up for a new conflict, a civil war. This reflects our own questions about the current state of America — whether it can ever be unified, or whether the last three years have left the country forever changed.
The conclusion also brings an end of an era for Amazon. Scarpa knew from the jump of his involvement with the show. In the present, after spending months living in the Neutral Zone, Helen returns to the East Coast to secure a future for her daughters, but the memories of their past acts threaten to unravel both Smiths.
In a sense, that was part of the whole season. What is the ultimate fate of these people and the choices they made? These questions lead to a conversation between Helen and her own daughter in which she must answer for his past.
When the BCR claim a major victory in California and hijack Nazi television, Jennifer Genea Charpentier is brought to tears when she realizes her parents built their success on the deaths of minorities through concentration camps.
What happened to Jews? We wanted to build up to this final scene so that, finally, all the things that were left unsaid have to be said.
It was an enormously complicated sequence that Daniel and our effects team all worked on, practically, from the moment we started writing to achieve that.
It was about knowing well in advance exactly what we wanted to do and being very, very careful and very specific so that we were able to plan really ambitious sequences and manage that budget in such a way that we were able to order the biggest possible ending to the show.
As the rebels tore swastikas from the walls in the mines on the show, so too did the MITHC team trash all remains of Nazi paraphernalia made for the series.
Then came President Donald Trump , then came Charlottesville , then came immigrant children in cages at detention centers.
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