Critic Consensus: "The Other Side" proves the world of The Handmaid's Tale is ripe with stories to tell -- though for some the deviation from Offred may prove more frustrating than fruitful.
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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.
So much of The Other Side plays like a watered-down Children of Men, with Luke and June, and later Luke and his ragtag group of rebels, on the run in a dystopia that feels relatively generic.
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.
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