The Other Side

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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.

Episode Info

Remembering her family's treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred's life.

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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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale episode The Other Side has everything we're supposed to want in a show about an all too plausible dystopia.

Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Having seen this episode, all I can say is I've never been more grateful for my dual citizenship. Good job, mom and dad.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's a ponderous hour of television made worse by acting that does nothing to liven what's on the page.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

"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.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…