A Woman's Place

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Critic Consensus: "A Woman's Place" gives necessary narrative depth to Serena Joy, brilliantly brought to life by Yvonne Strahovski.

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.

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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).

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A Woman's Place shows us what we normalize when the dust settles and injustice becomes our everyday reality.

Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Until now, The Handmaid's Tale has offered up a retro dystopia, with a world so small you can hardly breathe.

Jul 3, 2018 | 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.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

In every episode of The Handmaid's Tale, there's at least one shot so visually rich that it's actually breathtaking

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Sep 21, 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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | 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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Strahovski nails the subtlety required to communicate Serena Joy's mix of vulnerability and steeliness.

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…