The Man in the High Castle Season 2: 15 most shocking moments

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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Tagomi; Credit: Liane Hentscher/Amazon
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Tagomi and Alexa Davalos as Juliana; Credit: Liane Hentscher/Amazon /

11. Tagomi Meets His Daughter-in-law

Episode 5, “Duck and Cover”

Tagomi’s character act did not have all that many “shocking” moments this season. Instead, the writers focused on Tagomi and his growth as a character over the course of the season. Tagomi experienced an emotionally painful journey with his family in a reality where America defeated the Nazis and Japanese. He battled his wife over the couple’s troubled marriage while Tagomi’s son constantly fought against his father’s antiquated style of thinking.

The most important development in this arc derived from the integration of Tagomi’s family into American society. Tagomi witnessed the dangers of the atomic bomb and adopted a new sense of thought from his daughter-in-law, Juliana. This moment explained Tagomi’s connection with Juliana in the Nazi reality. Juliana began the change that would be necessary for Tagomi to undergo for him to achieve peace between the Japanese Empire and the Nazis.

The reveal of Juliana as a part of Tagomi’s family provided an unbiased person to walk Tagomi through his past mistakes and teach him valuable lessons. Tagomi learned about his troubled history along with the viewers. Therefore, his touching repair of his glass mug made his transformation all the more poignant.