The Handmaid's Tale: Allegiance
November 2, 2022 12:22 PM - Season 5, Episode 9 - Subscribe

June and Luke prepare for a rescue mission. Serena tries new tactics with her oppressive hosts. Lawrence makes a surprising proposal to elevate his status.
posted by roolya_boolya (6 comments total)
Serena is resisting June's advice.
Hannah is her Mother's child.
Wonder what the genetic issue is with Nick's kid?
posted by luckynerd at 12:43 PM on November 2, 2022

I wondered about Nick’s kid, too. I think his wife walks with a cane? Unclear what the issue is, though.
posted by eilloh at 8:21 PM on November 2, 2022

We actually laughed out loud at that cheesy RAH RAH AMERICA ending. Barf.
posted by chococat at 6:24 AM on November 3, 2022 [4 favorites]

My wife heard the line about the genetic concerns and for some reason immediately leaped to the conclusion that Nick and Rose were related. I sure hope that isn't the case.
posted by dlugoczaj at 7:59 AM on November 3, 2022 [1 favorite]

Rose has congenital hip dysplasia (and I believe the actress playing her does as well.) It's a birth defect with some genetic risk factors. From this EW Interview:
"Rose is the daughter of a very prominent commander, and when she was born, there was very little hope. And he brought her home and did absolutely everything he could do to keep her alive,"
I gather from this that Gilead does not generally tolerate disabilities, but Rose's father had enough clout to defy the prejudice. This means that Rose draws passive-aggressive judgy comments but won't be excluded entirely.
posted by Karmakaze at 9:32 AM on November 3, 2022

And why she sits when other women, even pregnant women stand.
posted by tilde at 3:36 PM on November 4, 2022

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