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The writers are also clearly apologising to anyone who has remained faithful to this series, acknowledging the agony they have put us through.
It's so affecting that it makes the episode's missteps all the more frustrating...But when a performance is this good, when an emotional arc is this satisfying, it's easy to forgive.
Thanks to some very impressive cinematography and Elizabeth Moss's likely Emmy-winning performance, the true isolation of June's situation was portrayed.
Holly is by no means an example of The Handmaid's Tale at its lowest, but it's comforting to be reminded she can be relied upon for this level of mostly wordless elevation.
The Handmaid's Tale manages to simultaneously be brilliant, require us to seek out a Prozac prescription and continually surprise us.
We got to see that June and her mom had more of a complicated relationship...Previously it was almost portrayed as they just had a bad relationship.
Basically, at a lot of levels this episode is technically not the strongest, but the high points are pretty high, the moment needed to happen, we are, but are not, alone... and there are wolves at the door.
Will June be yet another downtrodden fighter inspired by Oprah to take control of her life and drive that rig North?
Holly is flawless from start to finish. Moss' performance ranges from nuanced to awe-inspiring.
The most recent episode of The Handmaid's Tale isn't just a gorgeous hour of television, it's done something few other shows or films ever have: It gave us the miracle of life, in all its pain and beauty. It's an episode everyone should witness.