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A Woman's Place



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Episode Info

Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead's inception.


Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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Critic reviews for A Woman's Place

One of the briskest and most illuminating episodes yet delved into the backstory of Offred's tormentor-in-chief, Lady Serena Joy (a torturously self-contained Yvonne Strahovski).

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It was great to see the evolution of the character Serena. It was even better to see actress finally show a range of emotion, besides every color of the fury rainbow.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Serena Joy's flashbacks this episode were fascinating, as she went from an extreme conservative writer to a wife of Gilead.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

I have conflicted feelings about the last 10 minutes of this episode, especially, but I'm encouraged by the way that The Handmaid's Tale has been slowly evolving and mutating over the past few weeks into a TV show, instead of an adaptation of the book.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

"A Woman's Place" is Serena Joy's episode.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

"A Woman's Place," artfully directed by Floria Sigismondi, manages the rather delicate trick of coaxing its audience into a position of empathy before offering an ever-so-gentle condemnation of the very character we've just gotten to know.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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