Women's Work

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Episode Info

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

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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.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jun 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.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Jun 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm still not sold on the show's rationale for bringing Emily and Janine back to Gilead, but Janine's story in "Women's Work" does offer a potent variation on the episode's themes of resistance and complicity.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's beautiful and haunting as Janine carries on singing over the credits. Like her, her song is sweet and unaffected. But it's sad; being with her baby is literally all she wants.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…