The Handmaid's Tale - Season 2, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Women's Work

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Episode Info

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena; Janine finally faces Naomi.

Cast

Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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Critic reviews for Women's Work

The Handmaid's Tale remains completely unpredictable, because there are no one-dimensional characters.

June 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Serena not only took a very big risk to help others, she suffered very painful consequences for it.

June 8, 2018 | Full Review…

For the first time all season, Fred is ascribing to the "superiority" of his gender that Gilead has given him.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Warning: If you haven't felt any sympathy for Serena up to this point in the series, you may after watching this episode.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

When compared with every episode of the masterful second season so far, 'Women's Work' is a considered foot off the brake, its slow-burn tension not dissimilar to episodes from season one.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"Women's Work" is a weaker episode, to my mind, one that flirts at all times with being miserable for the sake of being miserable.

June 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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