Critic Consensus: Levity is found in the form of perfectly suited -- and surprisingly humorous -- song choices that help "Birth Day" overcome the hopelessness of Gilead.
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Critic reviews for Birth Day
The moment plays equally devastating and funny, but that's why I love the show's use of humor and music: if you don't have a gallows humor you don't have anything.
The real pleasure of this episode was seeing Joseph Fiennes sink his teeth into a meaty role.
No, I actually mean that: The producers used the song from The Breakfast Club and it's perfect.
While I'd love to envision Moira and Ofglen and any other Gilead escapee possibly rallying help up north, you just know they're probably enduring something painful somewhere awful.
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