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I was fine with the ending, though I understand where others are coming from. But at the end of the day, this isn’t the kind of thing that has the potential to ruin the entire series like we’ve seen with certain other popular sci-fi/fantasy TV series of late.
To put this in perspective (without spoiling anything), the ending to The Man in the High Castle is neither of the following:
A final scene finds Juliana, Joe, Ed, Frank, Wyatt, Tagomi, Childan, Kido, John Smith, etc. sharing laughs and hugs in some kind of afterlife, having all been killed in a nuclear holocaust at the beginning of the season but not all of them realizing it until the final episode.
A self-exiled Juliana steals US nuclear codes from the other world, returns, goes crazy, and uses them to nuke Nazi-occupied New York City. A guy name Jon kills her to prevent her from nuking other Nazi-occupied cities. But feeling like he can no longer be an effective leader, the Nazi party leadership elevates Jon's young daughter Amy, the only one in the family with a true Nazi vision, to the role of Reichsmarschall and gives his oldest daughter, Jennifer, the state of Montana to rule as a completely autonomous state, just because.
So really not such a bad ending when you think about it. 😉
Last edited by Zookster; 12-06-2019 at 11:39 AM.