Baggage
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

The Handmaid's Tale lifts "Baggage" beyond its source material by incorporating stellar acting, writing, and a terrifying cliffhanging climax.

Episode Info

Offred reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

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Critic Reviews for Baggage

After the relentless trauma of the previous two episodes, this week offers brief hope before snatching it away again, because series three is already commissioned, people.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode is framed around the most difficult questions relating to escape: what it means to be free, for a person who's been through so much and who yet would still have to leave so much behind.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Samira Wiley is excellent and has made the most of every moment, but it's time for Moira's history now, too.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Going beyond the source material is an immense challenge for a TV show, but so far The Handmaid's Tale has handled it seamlessly, the first three episodes of season 2 being as strong as any in season 1, if not stronger.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It did serve as a very inward looking episode that gave both June and the viewer time to reflect on all that has happened and attempt to come to terms with it, while this was also echoed with Moira across the border.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

After a very strong premiere, The Handmaid's Tale once again shows its limitations in the episode "Baggage."

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Any concerns you may have had about The Handmaid's Tale losing its way without the source material can now be well and truly quashed, you absolute fruit loop.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Handmaid's Tale" continues to deliver.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale can get bleak, but never has it been so devastatingly cruel as it was in "Baggage." That's because the third episode of season 2 offered a resource that is progressively rare in Hulu's dystopian series: hope.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The plane comes under fire... and wow that sentence really doesn't convey how freaking terrifying this entire sequence is.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

This second season, despite my overall wariness, has already justified its existence. Now that it's gone beyond the book, the show can travel more freely around Gilead and reveal more of the world's enduring ugliness and resistance.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Here, The Handmaid's Tale reminds you to be cognizant enough of the world around you so you are never caught unaware of what's coming, but don't put yourself too far out in the headlights so you're the first to go, either.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 4.35/5 | Full Review…