The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: Quietly disturbing, "Seeds" shines light on the systemic pecking order of The Handmaid's Tale's world while providing a bit of sweet karma.

Episode Info

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick; Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.


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

Since the beginning of The Handmaid's Tale, our perspective on the show's onslaught of horrifying, outrageous events has been filtered through June's eyes.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There comes a tipping point when the despair starts to feel hollow. "Seeds" is that tipping point.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm getting a bit bored and skeptical about Nick, as some of you were last week as well.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's nice to see The Handmaid's Tale back to form after some uneven episodes and doing what it does best, which is beautifully conveying defiance in the face of overwhelming odds.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, it's a tough watch. (The full extent of my feelings on this could only be conveyed by several hundred more Y's in "boy.")

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The relentless horrors of life in the colonies bring this episode up to a hard-going 7/10.

June 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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