“Our father who art in heaven, seriously? All rights reserved. In the only moment of improbability throughout an otherwise magnificent season opener, June also hacks off her hair — as if the loss of a few inches will make the most hunted woman in Gilead less recognizable — and then brutally, stoically carves the tracker out of her ear.

In the fallout, Commander Waterford survived but Commander Pryce (Robert Curtis Brown) was killed. Welcome back to Gilead ... Elisabeth Moss as June, AKA Offred. And then Offred is dragged off to see Ofwyatt, another pregnant handmaiden, who is chained up in a Room-like mockup of a bedroom — carpet, bedstead, and all — like a bed and breakfast run by the demon barber of Fleet Street. She is special in this moment only as the vessel that contains it. “Girls,” she says, using a diminutive term to remind them of their powerlessness, “Don’t you remember what it was like before? Is a post-Atwood story going to rely this heavily on physical and mental hardship as a replacement for narrative complexity? The dramatic finale of the series ends with Rita (Amanda Brugel) helping June escape with her baby to go to Canada. She believed, until the blindfold went on, that the setup itself was the punishment. As everyone leaves the room, the medic calls Offred “June” and adrenaline courses through her like electricity. The actor’s company Outlier Society will produce a film based on the DC superhero. The Waterfords argue about whose idea it was to rape their handmaid as she listens, unseen above. In an effort to change to the society, Mrs Waterford goes to the council of men with all of the wives to try and convince them to let women read. June, meanwhile, has found a rifle. “We bought it off Craigslist.” It’s getting more normal now, almost like Aunt Lydia promised. “I’m sorry there’s so much pain in this story,” says June. So Aunt Lydia lines up the handmaids, drags Ofrobert into the kitchen, and then chains her hand to the stove and lights it.

Did anyone else get increasingly angry with June when she kept going outside to be confronted by the wolf ? June snatches him into her arms — remarkably, it’s most likely the first man, other than Nick, that she’s willingly touched in months, if not a year or more. Here's a recap of the first three episdoes of the new season.

I’m loving the structure of this week’s episode, from the tight focus on a wordless June to the terse two-hander between Serena and Fred giving it the full Burton and Taylor. Run the Jewels Can Tell You the Exact Moment 2020 Went to Crap, Now allow Killer Mike and El-P to make it right, performing, Michael B. Jordan Ready to Electrify You With a. As the contractions predictably kick in, June makes her way down to the car and tries to force open the garage door, but it’s stuck and she is in no condition to lift it. Come on, allow yourself a little smile. Shaking, she can’t pull the trigger and winded by what she was about to do, watches them drive away. When June torched her red dress, I worried about the plume of smoke being seen by the guards. Log in or link your magazine subscription. The red/blood symbolism abounds this week as baby Holly arrives into a world her mother would never have chosen.