Postpartum
The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

69%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

Last-minute narrative additions and tonal inconsistencies dampen "Postpartum's" potential penultimate impact -- though it's not without emotional, grimly inspirational moments.

Episode Info

Nearing the end and things are not getting any easier for June. This week's episode had fans on the edge of their seats with some shocking new developments.

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Critic Reviews for Postpartum

The fact that the Lawrences showed up in this season's penultimate episode indicates they'll play a large role next season, and they're practically dripping with potential.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I love camp, and I love gothic camp especially, but in a show that depends upon a grounded and realistic aesthetic for its horror, gothic camp strikes me as an odd tonal choice.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

...as sweet a moment as you'll get in this show...

Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

While it's thrilling to see The Handmaid's Tale test its borders a bit, to try on a little Jane Eyre for size...the late arrival of this change seems to undermine its potential.

Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

'Postpartum' reassuringly understands that it is not about the repetitive cycle of pain. It's all about motherhood and the protection of children.

Jul 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whitford's performance has you on a knife's edge from the minute he turns up.

Jan 7, 2020 | Full Review…

Season 2 maintains everything we loved about Luke Cage's debut, but ditches the unwelcome superhero shenanigans for a leaner, sleeker viewing experience.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It was a horror show.

Jul 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's inspiring, albeit in a completely awful way.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It's impossible to ignore the flawed narrative that takes place on this episode.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm finding this quite uncomfortable...

Jul 6, 2018 | Full Review…

What does a show like The Handmaid's Tale do when it's already used its biggest narrative tricks? Slow the episode down while still providing chills.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…