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June's newly found confidence keeps the wheels churning in this slow-burn episode, as lines of empathy are blurred between Gilead's enslavers and the enslaved.
June's potential nemesis might surprise us to become an ally by the end of Season 3, but we're not holding our breaths.
It's a well-crafted hour of television, with expert hands behind and in front of the camera, and an increasingly enthralling character in June.
I think all of this works because June no longer really cares if she lives or dies, an energy that often unsettles people just enough to let the show get away with some really brazen things.
June's relationship with Commander Waterford and Serena becomes even more complicated.
There's enough plot to go forward, including whatever's going on with Aunt Lydia, but not enough to make this episode feel rushed in any way.
A mixed bag of an episode if ever there was one.
"God Bless the Child," shines a light on the most perverse form of torture we've maybe seen in Gilead yet: the actual emotional connections that have been forged between captor and abuser.
"God Bless the Child" makes no effort to simplify or smooth over the jagged emotions at play.
If this is the beginning of a power shift, it's certainly due in part to June's newfound confidence vis-à-vis Serena.
Even though this episode drags and over-stretches its flashbacks, it caps off with an uplifting moment...