The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Other Women

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Episode Info

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in Offred's relationship with Serena Joy. Offred reckons with the choice she made that led her to become a Handmaid.

Cast

Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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Critic reviews for Other Women

That separation between June and Offred is no longer a defense mechanism for June to hide her true feelings as a means of survival, it's full-on disassociation.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale could never be called upbeat, but it goes to a truly dark place in the episode "Other Women."

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

It's so agitating that being back in the world of Commanders and the overwhelming number of Praise Bes dribbling out of the lips of Gileadeans that it was enough to drive this sane woman halfway crazy herself.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

"Other Women" is a very, very complicated episode, though its beginning is straightforward. Here is where we get into the very heart of Margaret Atwood's sweet spot: power dynamics between women.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Aunt Lydia, the engine behind so much of their pain, is in her element this episode as June's self-appointed keeper.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale is rarely so content, to just push through the necessary plot points without any added artistry or complexity. Indeed, this week provides some vital character work.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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