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


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.


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

July 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.

September 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.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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