The Handmaid's Tale: Border
September 21, 2022 7:06 AM - Season 5, Episode 3 - Subscribe

“After getting rid of Commander Waterford, June stops at nothing to continue her fight to find her daughter, Hannah.”

The color purple isn’t always a godsend. Angela returns the favor. Mayday was always real. Serena and Mark do not kiss. Serena and Joseph do not get married. Aunt Lydia confesses that she’s made choices.
posted by blue suede stockings (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I hope Janine is not completely comatose because I only want good things for Janine and for her to set everyone on fire. Out of everyone on this show, Janine is the one that deserves a good outcome.

Ann Dowd needs to stop making me feel empathy for Aunt Lydia. That's some good acting! Lydia could be so one note but she feels so real. I don't relate to her but the show -- and Dowd -- also makes me understand where she's coming from.

I kind of hate everyone else, June included. I think that's kind of the point, honestly, but this has become increasingly a show about completely unlikable people. We can be on their side but everyone is pretty awful. I don't mind watching June but I also sort of hate her. But I get it -- there is no coming back from where she's been.

I just don't know if this show really understands that.
posted by edencosmic at 7:43 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]


I was sweating it re Serena and Waterford there for a minute! I almost felt sorry for Serena, too.

Given the internal logic they've set up for Gilead, I don't think it's credible that she would be sent back to Toronto with her baby. I think that society would have kept her there until she gave birth, then taken the kid and given her the choice between going back as their envoy or... something terrible.
posted by rpfields at 7:55 PM on September 21


Serena kept asking for things herself instead of going through a Commander. She screwed herself over.
posted by luckynerd at 4:29 PM on September 22 [1 favorite]


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