The Handmaid's Tale - Season 1, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bridge



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Episode Info

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


Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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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.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | 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

November 4, 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.

September 21, 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.

September 21, 2017 | 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.

September 21, 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.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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