The Handmaid’s Tale

  1. Episode 10 Night
    The Handmaid’s Tale Season-Finale Recap: I Have No Choice “Night” saps the terror and brutality out of Gilead at its most climactic moment.
  2. Episode 9 The Bridge
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Praised Be, Bitch June is becoming a hero, but heroism has an unfortunate cost.
  3. Episode 8 Jezebels
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Aren’t You Enjoying Yourself? What does it feel like to be a concept instead of a person?
  4. Episode 7 The Other Side
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: If You Go Back, You Will Die “The Other Side” rewinds the story, this time with the focus fixed on Luke.
  5. Episode 6 A Woman’s Place
  6. Episode 5 Faithful
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Forget About the Commander The right to love is the right to be a person.
  7. Episode 4 Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Trapped in a Box In Gilead, knowing how to play your role is very important.
  8. Episode 3 Late
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Everybody Breaks This is how they take everything from you: one thing at a time.
  9. Episode 2 Birth Day
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: I’d Like to Play a Game With You Despite the horror of it all, Gilead is a cloyingly literal place.
  10. Episode 1 Offred
    The Handmaid’s Tale Series-Premiere Recap: Under His Eye A dystopian vision designed to feel chillingly on the cusp of possibility.
  1. Episode 13 The Word
    The Handmaid’s Tale Season-Finale Recap: Beginnings and Endings The second season comes to a close with some dramatic acts of rebellion and a sure-to-be-controversial choice.
  2. Episode 12 Postpartum
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Breastfeeding Blues June runs into lactation problems while Emily finds a new home in season two’s penultimate episode.
  3. Episode 11 Holly
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Hungry Hearts A slow-burning episode finds June forced to make some crucial decisions.
  4. Episode 10 The Last Ceremony
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Brief Encounter June suffers the utter brutality of a short, heartbreaking reunion.
  5. Episode 9 Smart Power
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Oh, Canada It’s hard not to hear echoes of real-life tensions between the U.S. and Canada in the penultimate episode of the show’s second season.
  6. Episode 8 Women’s Work
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: A Room of Their Own June and Serena stake out a space for themselves — briefly.
  7. Episode 7 After
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: In Remembrance Gilead has always been a violent place, but now the violence is random.
  8. Episode 6 First Blood
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Grand Opening The resistance is finally on the rise.
  9. Episode 5 Seeds
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Rachel and Leah Two weddings, zero happy occasions.
  10. Episode 4 Other Women
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: No Escape Every ounce of hope has been stripped from June’s psyche.
  11. Episode 3 Baggage
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: The Great Escape You didn’t think June would make it out so easily, did you?
  12. Episode 2 Unwomen
    The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Emily’s Story This heart-wrenching episode belongs to Alexis Bledel.
  13. Episode 1 June
    The Handmaid’s Tale Season-Premiere Recap: Godspeed, June Hulu’s dystopian drama returns with a masterful episode.

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