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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.
Because the episode is only concerned with Luke's survival - will he or won't he live - it has no real tension. "The Other Side" was borderline dull.
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.
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