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Critic Consensus: "Late" lingers long after the credits roll thanks to a gut-wrenching, heartbreaking performance from Alexis Bledel.

Episode Info

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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Critic Reviews for Late

Has there been a science fiction dystopia less inimical to pulpy escapism than that conjured by this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's cult novel?

Sep 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Oh gods, The Handmaid's Tale. You went there. The way actress Alexis Bledel conveyed her horror was simply breathtaking.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hard to watch this episode and not think about every "We all let Trump happen" tweet.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Even through all the sexism and control, women connect with each other, and the show's biggest strength is in how those relationships are cultivated.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Of all the dark things that happen during these first three episodes, nothing put an actual chill in my spine quite like this voiceover in episode three

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

At this point in the series, I have to doff my wimple to writer Bruce Miller who has employed such economy in the dialogue it's like every word comes carefully wrapped and placed in the scene. The most quietly savage episode yet.

Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…

In the book version of The Handmaid's Tale, Ofglen dies... But now, Ofglen is still alive and could very easily remain part of the story. And I hope she does.

Sep 18, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"Late," and Bledel's performance in particular, has been sitting in my stomach for some time now, growing ever more powerful and sour. It has stunned me, critically and personally. It did, and does, exactly what it's designed to do.

Sep 18, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

First of all, yikes. The scariest part of all that is that it's completely plausible. It's so easy to be complacent. I know I'm guilty of that.

Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…

We may scoff at the stark uniforms and the heightened ceremonies, letting the extremes of the society pass as a fantasy rather than a possibility. But after Episode 3, the gap between the two eras is closed. I, for one, feel wide awake.

Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…