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

The Bridge



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.


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…

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

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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

June 5, 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

November 4, 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.

September 29, 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…

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