Household
The Handmaid's Tale Season 3

88%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

Stunning images can only mildly deflect the gruesome inequalities that The Handmaid's Tale continues to purport.

Episode Info

June accompanies the Waterfords on a trip, where a powerful family offers a glimpse of the future of Gilead.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Household

The twist came out of left field...there's only so much betrayal June (and the audience) can take.

Jun 26, 2019 | Full Review…

There isn't a lot that happens in this episode, and that's okay for the most part. The revelations will work enough to push it forward, and this episode is especially breathtaking with its visuals.

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Of course, this is Gilead, so everything's gotta go terribly wrong at some point. And that point arrives...

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

This week's trip to D.C. also reminded viewers how violent the take over was at the heart of the government, and how oppressed those who dwell there remain.

Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The show maintains the element of surprise.

Jun 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Household directed by Dearbhla Walsh... is a highlight of a sluggish third season.

Jul 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With mourning violin strings evoking sorrowful reverence for a bygone era, "Household" can make the viewer feel for an era that wasn't as dreary.

Jun 26, 2019 | Full Review…

My sincerest hope is that the powers that be stop trying to be the shocking, timely The Handmaid's Tale and instead settle for being The Handmaid's Tale, which was already both of those things.

Jun 26, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale's insistence that we care about Serena Joy and her redemption-after episodes and episodes of back-and-forth motion-has become confounding.

Jun 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultimately, "Household" is a neat/horrifying bit of world-building.

Jun 26, 2019 | Full Review…