‘The Man in the High Castle’ Season 4 Series Finale Ending, Explained

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alexa Davalos attends the #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

Amazon authentic sequence The Man within the High Castle received’t be coming again for a fifth season, leaving followers with extra questions than solutions after its ambiguous ending. The well-liked TV present saved followers on the sting of their seats for 4 seasons. When the present introduced season Four could be its final, followers anticipated to be taught the solutions to the present’s mysteries. Read on and watch out for SPOILERS!

What is ‘The Man in the High Castle’ about?

Alexa Davalos attends the #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2018.
Alexa Davalos | Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb

For the uninitiated, The Man within the High Castle is predicated on a novel that explores an alternate actuality the place the Allies lose the second World War and Nazi Germany and Japan rise to energy.

It begins in 1962 and follows the rise of an American resistance group within the Nazi-controlled U.S. east coast. The present is introduced by the story of protagonist Juliana Crane (Alexa Davalos).

The concept initially comes from Philip Ok. Dick (creator of the novel) and, as seen all through the ultimate season with the mysterious portal, the story incorporates sci-fi parts too. Even although the intricacies of the plot and narrative from Dick’s novel are a bit a lot to placed on display screen — these qualities pushed it to be one among Amazon’s greatest reveals.

It’s even made one among our Top 10 lists earlier than.

How did ‘The Man in the High Castle’ finish?

John Smith (Rufus Sewell) is lastly lifeless after turning into the U.S. chief of the Reich. The Black Communist Rebellion units up store in a brand new colony to construct a greater society.

Japan relinquishes the West Coast, whereas the East Coast is beneath new, non-Nazi management. Inspector Kido (Joel de la Fuenta) joins Japanese mafia to repay his son’s money owed. Robert Children (Brennan Brown) is seeing making an attempt to make his solution to Japan after sending his newlywed spouse again house.

However, in spite of everything of this, we get one last scene. The Americans have taken over the place housing the key Nazi portal. “The Man in the High Castle” himself, Hawthorne, Juliana, and the gang are within the portal’s room when it prompts and activates by itself. 

We then see tons of individuals rising from the portal, their faces deliberately obscured so we are able to’t make out who they’re. That’s when Hawthorne bids a last farewell to Julianna and Wyatt and walks off into the sunshine. And that’s the tip.

But what does this all imply?

What did the showrunners say concerning the ‘The Man in the High Castle’ sequence finale?

When speaking with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner David Scarpa confirmed the ending’s ambiguous nature. Who are these folks? Are they from Juliana’s world or from another universe? Are they victims that had been killed on this timeline? Are they ghosts?

The id of the folks strolling from the portal is unimportant to the general ending and the present’s theme. “This is very much in the Philip K. Dick tradition — every answer only leads to more questions,” stated Scarpa within the interview.

And so far as the newcomers from the portal, he stated: “[p]art of the intention was to invite the audience to have their own interpretation of what they’re seeing on screen.”

He did make clear one factor although: the portal will keep open. It will act as a bridge between worlds, permitting folks to journey freely from this one to the following. As Scarpa stated, it’s as much as us to make our personal conclusions.

What followers suppose the ending of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ means?

Many followers had been dissatisfied with the present’s ending, however that didn’t cease a few of them from postulating meanings that make the finale extra savory. User greenwoodadam from Reddit surmises that this a narrative inside a narrative and Hawthorne is our creator. They don’t current any proof, solely re-iterating Scarpa’s level that there’s no “correct” reply.

In the identical thread, sbatast views the portal remaining open as an emblem of stability. There can solely be one individual per world. And proper as outstanding figures start to die (like John Smith), the portal activates absolutely.

He says: “I viewed it as some of the worlds combining back into a single world because their paths had become the same.”

He goes on to level out maybe Hawthorne is shifting on to new worlds to attach them as nicely.

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