The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "After" weaves various storylines beautifully in a bleak climate that turns strangely hopeful, with a standout performance by a featured character.

Episode Info

An incident sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America. Serena Joy makes a dangerous choice in order to protect her family. Moira searches for someone from her past.


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

In an otherwise incredibly empowering episode of The Handmaid's Tale, Moira is reduced to a woman defined by her reproductive choices.

June 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As glimmers of hope increasingly threaten to crack through the oppressive atmosphere that dominates The Handmaid's Tale, we see the scales of power begin to tip.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

So: The eternal mud-wrestling match between Offred and Serena would appear, at first, to be ended, or at least suspended, or at least different.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

[Samira] Wiley has been consistently brilliant in the role, but this week, she utterly broke me.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

As The Handmaid's Tale stops to recalibrate itself before heading into the home stretch, it stumbles a little, weaving its many threads together in a way that's somewhat satisfying, impeccably acted, and beautifully filmed, but frustratingly lightweight.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Last week, I wondered if the bombing would make things better or worse for the oppressed people of Gilead. To its credit, "The Handmaid's Tale" envisions a more complicated outcome.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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