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.


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

Even though the show is careful about asking too much sympathy for Serena Joy, this is also the episode that exposes the awkwardness behind the show's diversity.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

Serena's punishment was awful and the apparent fate of baby Angela gave my heart a thorough going over before the surprise happy ending. So, I give this week a solid six.

July 9, 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…

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