Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

The Man in the High Castle: Season 2, Episode 8 “Loose Lips” (B)

It’s astonishing to me just how much this show continues to revolve around Juliana, episode after episode. Joe thinks she’s dead and it’s the reason that he’s now decided that he has a role to play in Nazi Germany. Frank was torn apart the moment that he got confirmation from Arnold that Juliana actually has been working with the resistance this whole time, and now it’s hard to know what’s going to come next. She always seems to come back into play at exactly the wrong moment, like when Robert is coming around to the idea of being a team with Ed and Frank, something that’s immediately negated because Frank’s mind is somewhere else. The big development of this episode, as dramatized at the end of the hour, was Hitler’s death, something that seems so monumental because of the way that it played out with such a grand crowd in attendance. It also helped that John was busy interrogating the man he thought was in line to be the next fuhrer only to discover that it’s actually Heusmann, who may have much more of an agenda and a grand vision than he led his son to believe. I’m curious to see how the world reacts to the news of Hitler’s death, if it is shared at all, since we’ve already seen just how much Juliana was able to make happen and those on the West Coast seem sure that it’s going to be the start of something big and potentially game-changing.

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