Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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

The Man in the High Castle: Season 3, Episode 7 “Excess Animus” (B)

The gang’s all back together, with Juliana reunited with a typically reserved and far from jolly Frank and a far more visibly excited Ed. Juliana seems very intent on making active change in trying to broadcast the movies that show proof of another world to everyone she can, while Tagomi is far more worried about those in charge here trying to build a way to conquer whatever else exists out there. I don’t know that either is more realistic, but we definitely saw something unexpected in Tagomi coming clean with Kido about the fact that he is a traveler. Kido has usually seemed like a villain here, but maybe that won’t be the case anymore. I can’t understand why we’re still following Robert and his misadventures, which in this episode included coming home to find his house being inhabited by someone else, not having the money to pay a prostitute, and then ending up being tortured by Kido’s thugs for unknown reasons. Mark definitely didn’t have to look hard for the men who were looking for the guy that got killed at Sabra, and judging by their vicious behavior in public, it’s terrifying to think what they might do if they find this secret Jewish community. Helen’s fever dreams are truly something, and I suspect that Dr. Ryan would know better than to do anything with Helen that might find him killed almost immediately upon its discovery. John’s having intense dreams too, and I remain curious about whether he’ll switch sides to a degree also.

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