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

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9. Heusmann Worked for Heydrich

Episode 8, “Loose Lips”

Reichsminister Martin Heusmann’s rise to the office of Chancellor after Hitler passed away set off an alarm in the back of viewers’ minds. Joe and his father finally seemed to bond with one another and create the father-son relationship that each man desired.  Unfortunately, Chancellor Heusmann faced a possible coup from important German leaders such as Heinrich Himmler, who would want to usurp power over the Reich during this transition of power.

However, John Smith’s interrogation of Reinhard Heydrich unveiled the true conspiracy. Heydrich planned for Hitler to appoint Heusmann as Chancellor. Heusmann could push his party’s agenda to chart a course for the Nazis to assert its domination against the wishes of Hitler. Heydrich gladly played his hand during Smith’s interrogation as he saluted Heusmann as the new leader of the Reich.

This revelation disappointed the hopes for a better world with a seemingly sensible man such as Heusman at the helm who would focus on economic prosperity. Heusmann repaired his relationship with Joe, admitted the faults of Nazi practices such as the Lebensborn program, and strived for a brighter future. Unfortunately, Heusmann’s ideals acted as a facade to mask his true motives.