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Critic reviews for The Other Side
This was an uncharacteristically action-packed episode, with the emotional catharsis provided by the final scene.
Outside the politics of Gilead and (obviously) tied to June, we can root for Luke in a way we can't for any other male character.
Having seen this episode, all I can say is I've never been more grateful for my dual citizenship. Good job, mom and dad.
"The Other Side" succeeded in convincing me that there are lots and lots of stories to be told in Margaret Atwood's world, not just Offred's.
This is an episode that seemingly hopes to prove that The Handmaid's Tale can step away from the Commander's house for an hour and still find stories to tell. Does it succeed in that? Sure.
Let's get the big news out of the way -- like the Mexican government official promised, though it might have seemed too good to be true, Luke is alive. ALIVE! And even better, he now knows June is alive too.
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