Critic Consensus: The Handmaid's Tale lifts "Baggage" beyond its source material by incorporating stellar acting, writing, and a terrifying cliffhanging climax.
Critic reviews for Baggage
Any concerns you may have had about The Handmaid's Tale losing its way without the source material can now be well and truly quashed, you absolute fruit loop.
The Handmaid's Tale can get bleak, but never has it been so devastatingly cruel as it was in "Baggage." That's because the third episode of season 2 offered a resource that is progressively rare in Hulu's dystopian series: hope.
The plane comes under fire... and wow that sentence really doesn't convey how freaking terrifying this entire sequence is.
After the relentless trauma of the previous two episodes, this week offers brief hope before snatching it away again, because series three is already commissioned, people.
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