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…

If you had given up on The Handmaid's Tale, my strong hunch is that now may be a good time to start watching again. Revolution is in the air.

July 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I like how Eden's enthusiasm, despite her loveless marriage, is a source of major eye-roll to Offred.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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