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Critic Consensus: Heartbreaking and harrowing, "Night" comes full circle to the source material to create a faithful finale that leaves the door open for a second season.

Episode Info

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

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Critic Reviews for Night

Don't expect to be gripped by a more potent or involving drama this year.

Sep 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The first season finale of The Handmaid's Tale was rich with one of the show's best traits: its ability to find human and relatable moments within these extraordinary yet awful circumstances.

Sep 24, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Moira is far more than the usual sassy black friend stereotype, but she deserves to have her story told. Now that the show has been renewed for another season, it means the series will get a second chance to rectify its only major weakness.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The acting is flawless, and a shout-out to the cinematographer and set designer, who make even the harshest scenes lovely to look at.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"Night" forces Offred to decide: life, or the fight.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode opened a lot of doors without really shutting the ones that are still there.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

A more hopeful ending than you would've expected from the terrifying, violent, and occasionally demoralizing first season, "Night" doesn't wrap up most storylines so much as elevate them in preparation for Season 2.

Nov 4, 2017 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

As I predicted, dressing your sex slave in your wife's cloak is a bad idea.

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This week, my query is answered with a ringing slap to the face, followed by some peeing on a stick. (And yes, the sequence is just as jarring as it sounds.) And then stuff gets really real.

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Ring those salvaging bells: The day of reckoning is upon us!

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

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