The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.


Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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Thanks to inspired writing and stunning performances from Moss and Bledel, as you watch June and Emily's stories - and their lives - unravel at the start of season two, you will be gripped, scared and mesmerised in equal measure.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Guys, Alexis Bledel kills it in the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale's second season.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

In the June plot line... what struck me most was the thought she mulls over at the beginning of the episode

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

I always figured freedom looked like school on the day before summer vacation starts, not like being strapped to the top of a moving 16-wheeler truck - but hey, one must settle with whatever perversions of ideas one gets...

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

There are hints that the show wants to make more of Ann Dowd, as any show would. Her Aunt Lydia is a fascinating amalgam of contradictions.

April 26, 2018 | Full Review…

That added richness contributes heavily to the sense that this episode belongs to Emily, and not to June, and it's that sense that bodes most positively for this season, and for the future of The Handmaid's Tale as a whole.

April 26, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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