The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )
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On a diplomatic trip abroad, Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor's guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.


Jeremy Podeswa


Dorothy Fortenberry (teleplay by), Bruce Miller (created by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... June Osborne
Joseph Fiennes ... Fred Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski ... Serena Joy Waterford
Madeline Brewer ... Janine
Amanda Brugel ... Rita
Ann Dowd ... Aunt Lydia
O-T Fagbenle ... Luke Bankole
Max Minghella ... Nick Blaine
Samira Wiley ... Moira
Sam Jaeger ... Mark Tuello
Erin Way ... Erin
Sydney Sweeney ... Eden Spencer
Rohan Mead ... Isaac
Krista Morin ... Rachel Tapping
James Gilbert ... Stuart


On a diplomatic trip abroad, Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor's guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.

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Release Date:

13 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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When driving from the airport to the hotel the streets are blocked for the motorcade of the commander, but during the shots out of the car several moving cars including a blue/green bus are visible in the reflections of the buildings for most of the time. See more »


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Treason and Coconuts
29 June 2018 | by Brave_TraveIerSee all my reviews

Ofcourse, The Godmother was an obvious Title but I'll close instead with it. I loved Serena telling the representative from the US, "So far all you've offered me is treason and coconuts." What a casting choice Serena had to be to pull off a monstrous women but also a tortured person underneath that really knows it's not right. It shows in this episode clearly that she sees how badly Gilead is. But most importantly, it was so believable because of the buildup.

This episode is THE BEST OF THE SEASON!! I say that each review. Have you noticed the theme of each episdoe characters saying, "My name is..." every episode this happens. What I really found disturbing but fascinating is when June apologized to Aunt Lydia because her godson had die and she said, "It wasnt my fault." That shows how these people think and the lack of feelings they dont have. Things like that make this series brilliant!

Highlight was seeing cool hand Luke confront Waterford and the hate I felt for that man as he repeated scriptures and talked down to him when we know hes a weak little man inside hiding behind his title of commander. As he tells the man towards the end, "Coward!" Waterford is the real coward as shown from the past episode. Hes the man that shepherds his wife around to make himself look good while we know what he stands for. How he beats her with a belt.

As a Male I felt the impact of that blow to Jeanine on the side of the street.

The endlight and really the true highlight was getting to see Luke talk to, "My name is Nick." And hear about June status and recieve the letters that disrupt Waterfords plans.

Knocked it out of the park. Could the fierce monster but nanny come through forJune, her name is Aunt Lydia and shes the Godmother!

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