The Handmaid's Tale Season 2



Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

Quietly disturbing, "Seeds" shines light on the systemic pecking order of The Handmaid's Tale's world while providing a bit of sweet karma.

Episode Info

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick; Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.

Cast & Crew

Elisabeth Moss
Joseph Fiennes
Commander Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski
Serena Joy
Alexis Bledel
Ann Dowd
Aunt Lydia
O.T. Fagbenle
Ever Carradine
Naomi Putnam
Sydney Sweeney
Eden Spencer
Tanya Faraday
Shahi Teruko
Dr. Bruce Miller
Dr. Bruce Miller
Daniel Wilson
Ilene Chaiken
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Critic Reviews for Seeds

The relentless horrors of life in the colonies bring this episode up to a hard-going 7/10.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Unlike the extended torture sequences of which the show has grown so fond, the scene in Offred's bedroom when Serena and Lydia discuss her health as if she's not there illuminates so much about her plight.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Since the beginning of The Handmaid's Tale, our perspective on the show's onslaught of horrifying, outrageous events has been filtered through June's eyes.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, it's a tough watch. (The full extent of my feelings on this could only be conveyed by several hundred more Y's in "boy.")

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Seeds isn't the first episode of season 2 I would choose to re-watch, but it was another very competent episode in what is a frighteningly consistent show...

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Praise be, our girl is back.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

There comes a tipping point when the despair starts to feel hollow. "Seeds" is that tipping point.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm getting a bit bored and skeptical about Nick, as some of you were last week as well.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's nice to see The Handmaid's Tale back to form after some uneven episodes and doing what it does best, which is beautifully conveying defiance in the face of overwhelming odds.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Let's take a second to celebrate one of this great-but-bleak show's tiny wins: June's fighting spirit has returned.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

[It is] a sweet reminder that even the woman who created the hell of Gilead got herself swept up in something she cannot control.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Quiet is an effective way of making The Handmaid's Tale feel more disturbing than ever.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…