The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
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Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution, before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.


Reed Morano


Bruce Miller (teleplay by), Margaret Atwood (based on the novel by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... June Osborne
Yvonne Strahovski ... Serena Joy Waterford
Alexis Bledel ... Emily Malek
Madeline Brewer ... Janine Lindo
Ann Dowd ... Aunt Lydia Clements
O-T Fagbenle ... Luke Bankole
Max Minghella ... Nick Blaine
Samira Wiley ... Moira Strand
Amanda Brugel ... Rita
Ever Carradine ... Naomi Putnam
Jim Cummings ... Burke
Tattiawna Jones ... Lillie Fuller
Dan Beirne ... Barista (as Daniel Beirne)
Nicole Stamp ... Lenore
Michael Caruana Michael Caruana ... Roger


Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution, before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Alexis Bledel. See more »


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Offred: Now I'm awake to the world. I was asleep before. That's how we let it happen. When they slaughtered Congress, we didn't wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Constitution, we didn't wake up then either. They said it would be temporary. Nothing changes instantaneously. In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.
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One of the most disturbing tv episode ever
11 December 2018 | by matiasbockermanSee all my reviews

Main Characters do such a great acting in this shocking episode. Anna down is definately emmyworth actor as Aunt Lydia. Second time to watch this and I think this is even better now. All details, every single soundeffects and visual set up are Amazing Job.

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