The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.


Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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Critic reviews for Faithful

Yet another gripping and cooly wrenching episode.

September 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale ramped up both June's relationship with the men in the household and the idea of a building revolution. Twinning these plotlines in this episode was smart.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Elisabeth Moss' performance here is stellar. She manages to look terrified, playful, flirty, and furious, all in one facial expression.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Another empowering episode of this Hulu drama that makes me want to bond with my female friends.

September 20, 2017 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

Gilead, like so much of patriarchy itself, is about the emotional precariousness of entitled little boys, acted out on the world by grown-ass men with fists and knives and guns and no self-awareness.

September 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The great strength of "Faithful," yet another stunningly well-made and deeply affecting episode of The Handmaid's Tale, is the line it draws between these tastes of the forbidden, each of these rebellions, big and small.

September 20, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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