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THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE S4 EP7 No Masters But Ourselves

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The Man in the High Castle is an American dystopian alternative history television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and Big Light Productions. The series is loosely based on the 1962 novel of the same name by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. The story is an alternative history of the world in which the Axis powers won World War II. The United States has been partitioned into three parts: The Japanese puppet state of the Pacific States of America, which comprises the former United States west of the Rocky Mountains; a Nazi puppet state that comprises the eastern half of the former United States; and a neutral zone that acts as a buffer between the two areas, called the Rocky Mountain States.

The US divided into three parts: the Japanese Pacific States in the west, the Greater Nazi Reich in the east and the Rocky Mountain States (or the Neutral Zone) in the middle, as shown in the opening credits.


Flag of the Greater Nazi Reich in America


Flag of the Japanese Pacific States, part of the Empire of Japan

Synopsis

The central characters are Juliana Crain, Frank Frink, Joe Blake, John Smith and Nobusuke Tagomi, and the series takes place in 1962.

Juliana Crain is a San Francisco woman who becomes entangled with the resistance when her half-sister Trudy is killed by the Kempeitai, just after giving Juliana a film reel that contains newsreel-style footage depicting an alternate history in which the Allies won World War II and Germany and Japan were defeated. The film is entitled The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, and is part of a series of similar newsreels being collected by someone referred to as "The Man in the High Castle". Juliana believes the newsreel reflects some sort of alternate reality, and that it is part of some kind of larger truth about how the world should be. Her boyfriend, Frank Frink (who keeps his Jewish roots hidden in order to avoid extradition and death at the hands of the Nazis), believes that the newsreel has no relation to real-life events. Juliana learns Trudy was carrying the film to Canon City, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountain States, where she was going to meet someone. Juliana decides to travel there in Trudy's place to find out what her half-sister's mission was. When she arrives in Canon City, she encounters Joe Blake.

Blake is a 27-year-old New Yorker who is a double agent working for the Nazis under Obergruppenführer John Smith. He is pretending to be a member of the resistance while he searches for the resistance contact in Canon City, which is Juliana, substituting for Trudy.

Nobusuke Tagomi is a high-ranking Japanese official in San Francisco. He meets in secret with Nazi official Rudolph Wegener, who is traveling incognito as Swedish businessman Victore Baynes. Tagomi and Wegener are concerned about the power vacuum that will exist when the Reich's Führer Adolf Hitler dies, or is forced to step down due to his worsening Parkinson's disease. Wegener explains that Hitler's successor will want to use the Reich's nuclear bombs against Japan to gain control of the rest of the former United States. Currently, however, Japan and the Third Reich are engaged in a cold war full of tension but no open warfare, with the Japanese lagging behind the Germans technologically.

Frank Frink ends up being arrested when the Japanese and the Nazis become suspicious of Juliana's activities. He refuses to give her up, causing the Japanese to kill Frink's sister and her two children for being Jewish. This leads Frink to plan to kill the visiting Crown Prince and Princess, but he ends up backing out.

The future belongs to those who change it.

37 7 "No Masters But Ourselves" Richard Heus Wesley Strick November 15, 2019

The BCR starts planting bombs along the crimson pipeline, oil tankers, and official JPS buildings. Smith's agent, Campbell, tells him that the war in Vietnam in the alt-world will be brief due to the martial and technological superiority of the USA. Campbell is ordered to monitor Thomas in the alt-world. Mrs. Himmler is back in town. She visits Helen and offers more veiled threats. Helen asks what she can do to regain the goodwill of the Reich. Helen subsequently appears on a live TV show for housewives. She switches on the charm and her appearance is a resounding success. Henry Iver kisses Jennifer Smith in the park. She is overheard telling him that her mother's perfect wife behavior is all an act. Childan is arrested by the Kempeitai. Kido wants him to provide the names of the members of the BCR. Childan reveals names, revealing his racism and pro-Japanese sentiments. Kido lets him leave. The BCR attacks cause major infrastructural damage. Bell claims responsibility in the name of the BCR and says they will not stop until they have their own homeland. Kido admits to the Crown Princess that he does not think that the JPS is worth fighting for.

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