God Bless the Child
The Handmaid's Tale Season 3

93%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

June's newly found confidence keeps the wheels churning in this slow-burn episode, as lines of empathy are blurred between Gilead's enslavers and the enslaved.

Episode Info

June negotiates a truce in the Waterfords' fractured relationship; Janine oversteps with the Putnam family; and a still-healing Aunt Lydia offers a brutal public punishment.

Cast

Critic Reviews for God Bless the Child

June's potential nemesis might surprise us to become an ally by the end of Season 3, but we're not holding our breaths.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

"God Bless The Child" does have tension...

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a well-crafted hour of television, with expert hands behind and in front of the camera, and an increasingly enthralling character in June.

Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…

I think all of this works because June no longer really cares if she lives or dies, an energy that often unsettles people just enough to let the show get away with some really brazen things.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

June's relationship with Commander Waterford and Serena becomes even more complicated.

Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Handsomely shot and grippingly performed, Hulu's vision of a God-fearing American dystopia continues to chill and bewitch.

Jul 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's enough plot to go forward, including whatever's going on with Aunt Lydia, but not enough to make this episode feel rushed in any way.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

A mixed bag of an episode if ever there was one.

Jun 12, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"God Bless the Child," shines a light on the most perverse form of torture we've maybe seen in Gilead yet: the actual emotional connections that have been forged between captor and abuser.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…

"God Bless the Child" makes no effort to simplify or smooth over the jagged emotions at play.

Jun 12, 2019 | Full Review…