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Critic Consensus: "Faithful" eschews easy morality plays and maintains the integrity of its source material, carried by yet another powerful performance from Elizabeth Moss.

Episode Info

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

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Critic Reviews for Faithful

Yet another gripping and cooly wrenching episode.

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

The most horrifying, binding, unspoken thing in this series is how so many people partake in and support the Gilead regime while knowing better.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

But again, if there's any lesson to be taken from this episode, it's about finding moments of triumph in times of turmoil.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

"Other Women" unearths an unpleasant time in June's past, and also parades a new fresh hell before her eyes.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Alexis Bledel is just so expressive in this role.

Sep 29, 2017 | 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.

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Sep 20, 2017 | 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.

Sep 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.

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

We've already seen the show expand the world of Margaret Atwood's novel well, but it hasn't gone beyond that framework yet.

Sep 20, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…