The Handmaid's Tale Season 2



Critic Ratings: 15
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Episode Info

Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

Cast & Crew

Elisabeth Moss
Joseph Fiennes
Commander Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski
Serena Joy
Alexis Bledel
Ann Dowd
Aunt Lydia
O.T. Fagbenle
Marisa Tomei
Mrs. O'Conner
Phillip Craig
Maintenance Van Driver
Novie Edwards
Ian Geldart
Helen King
Aunt Pauline
Cornelia Luna
Unwoman 1
Dr. Bruce Miller
Dr. Bruce Miller
Daniel Wilson
Ilene Chaiken
Dr. Bruce Miller
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Critic Reviews for Unwomen

This week's episode reads a fairly excruciating eight on the grim scale, taking into account the diseased inmates, hanging academics and crucified Marisa Tomei.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

There are hints that the show wants to make more of Ann Dowd, as any show would. Her Aunt Lydia is a fascinating amalgam of contradictions.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

That added richness contributes heavily to the sense that this episode belongs to Emily, and not to June, and it's that sense that bodes most positively for this season, and for the future of The Handmaid's Tale as a whole.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

If you've wondered to yourself, as I have, Why didn't more people just flee America when they realized what was happening? the airport scene answers that question.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Bledel (Gilmore Girls) is stellar in the episode.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

'Unwomen' may have taken a step back to reveal those judgemental motivations, but its captivating sense of purpose means that it will always exceed expectations.

Jul 17, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It may be difficult to watch but The Handmaid's Tale does something that is so rare for a show to do - it makes us feel right down to our very core.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Phenomenal. It is jaw dropping... Alexis Bledel is coming for that Emmy.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The dusty barren, radioactive landscapes feel like something out of Mad Max, with the "unwomen" in grey babushka outfits and the superiors donning gas masks and aprons.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Thanks to inspired writing and stunning performances from Moss and Bledel, as you watch June and Emily's stories - and their lives - unravel at the start of season two, you will be gripped, scared and mesmerised in equal measure.

Apr 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Guys, Alexis Bledel kills it in the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale's second season.

Apr 30, 2018 | Full Review…

...This was an excellent twist, because it's genuinely surprising without selling out the character in any way...

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…