Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What I’m Watching: The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle: Season 1, Episode 7 “Truth” (B)

Ending the previous episode with John catching Joe going through his office in the middle of the night couldn’t have led anywhere good, but, given the options, things didn’t really turn out so bad. It’s going to be hard for Joe to save Juliana completely and still keep himself alive, but being on the other side of the country without a wiretap to listen to his every conversation should at least permit him some roads to head down that could make things end less badly for both of them. Juliana nearly got herself found out and fired due simply to her being related with Trudy, but Trade Minister Tagomi seems much more willing to give her a second chance, especially due to her kind nature. It’s unclear whether he’s playing a larger game, but standing up to his Japanese colleagues indicates that at the very least they’re not all in on it. Juliana getting rattled by her mother’s assertion that Trudy was still alive was sufficiently quelled by the horrific sight of her sister’s body among a pile of other bodies in a Japanese garden that seemed so beautiful from the outside. Frank going into business with antiques dealer Robert after he felt snubbed by being used as a research opportunity is a dangerous endeavor, but it’s probably the least risky thing he’s done in a while, so at least he’ll be a little safer for the time being while he defrauds his rich Japanese overlords and teaches them a less blunt lesson.

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