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Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
Critic Consensus: "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" is buoyed by Offred's lasting optimism -- though performance-wise the episode belongs to Joseph Fiennes.
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Critic reviews for Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
It's a testament to how dark the going has been that an episode featuring torture, psychological abuse and a creepy doctor offering to impregnate indentured heroine Offred could be considered optimistic.
Kudos to Joseph Fiennes for his performance about his lack of performance.
Despite all attempts to isolate the Handmaids from the world and one another, a connection remains.
In a horrific dystopia like Gilead, sometimes you need to stop and smell the corpses.
Elisabeth Moss is so good at these tiny veiled moments of manipulation, as she meekly tells him that she knows Serena is right to punish her, but she doesn't know how much more confinement she can take.
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