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…

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…

Let's take a second to celebrate one of this great-but-bleak show's tiny wins: June's fighting spirit has returned.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

[It is] a sweet reminder that even the woman who created the hell of Gilead got herself swept up in something she cannot control.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Seeds isn't the first episode of season 2 I would choose to re-watch, but it was another very competent episode in what is a frighteningly consistent show...

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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