The Bridge

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Critic Consensus: There are few surprises in "The Bridge," making the inevitability of its horrors all the more haunting.

Episode Info

Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander's infidelity.

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Critic Reviews for The Bridge

Claustrophobia and heart-thumping tension were finely balanced in the penultimate episode of this portrayal of the United States as a Bible Belt dictatorship in which women are glorified slaves.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's good that The Handmaid's Tale is going back to basics, even if it stumbles a bit yet again in the episode The Bridge.

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

Unexpected intimacies can shake someone's whole life; the isolation that defines Gilead makes everyone into a spy.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Have I mentioned how wonderfully Joseph Fiennes has played this contemptible character?

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The penultimate episode of The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 has arrived, and to my delight, it managed to pull some punches along the way

Nov 5, 2017 | Full Review…

But in the season's penultimate episode, we follow Janine into her new assignment with a new family, where her Ceremony is-for the first time-filmed explicitly as a rape scene.

Sep 30, 2017 | Full Review…

June's relationship with the Commander progressed in an oddly satisfying way, while it was impossible not to become even more detached as a viewer from most of the men in Gilead.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Pour one out for poor Janine. "The Bridge," which climaxes on an actual bridge, is a swan song to Gilead's most damaged and endearing handmaid.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The journey into this world has been both addictive and scarily relevant, and it does feel like we're building to a boiling point.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I think "The Bridge" was a necessary episode -- a bridge, if you will, between the first season and whatever the second is going to be.

Sep 22, 2017 | Full Review…