The Handmaid's Tale Season 2



Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

At the heart of "Holly" is a mesmerizing, emotionally inspiring performance by Elisabeth Moss within a gut-wrenching survivalist narrative.

Episode Info

Offred faces a grueling challenge, while Serena Joy and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions.

Cast & Crew

Elisabeth Moss
Joseph Fiennes
Commander Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski
Serena Joy
Alexis Bledel
Ann Dowd
Aunt Lydia
O.T. Fagbenle
Cherry Jones
Holly Maddox
Ayomi Jonas
Hannah (4 Years Old)
Danielle Height
Dr. Bruce Miller
Dr. Bruce Miller
Daniel Wilson
Dr. Bruce Miller
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Critic Reviews for Holly

The writers are also clearly apologising to anyone who has remained faithful to this series, acknowledging the agony they have put us through.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Can we just pause for a second to appreciate Elisabeth Moss?

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Thanks to some very impressive cinematography and Elizabeth Moss's likely Emmy-winning performance, the true isolation of June's situation was portrayed.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale manages to simultaneously be brilliant, require us to seek out a Prozac prescription and continually surprise us.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 27, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Will June be yet another downtrodden fighter inspired by Oprah to take control of her life and drive that rig North?

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Holly is flawless from start to finish. Moss' performance ranges from nuanced to awe-inspiring.

Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Hi, Waterfords? It's me, Blame! Yeah, I belong to both of you.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…