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The Handmaid's Tale: Mayday  Season 3, Ep 13

With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives.
posted by roolya_boolya on Aug 13, 2019 - 56 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Sacrifice   Season 3, Ep 12

Gilead leadership is rocked by losses of their own; Luke and Moira adjust to new arrivals in Canada; A tragedy strikes the Lawrence household.
posted by roolya_boolya on Aug 7, 2019 - 31 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Liars  Season 3, Ep 11

A return to Jezebels puts everything in jeopardy; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford take a clandestine trip.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jul 31, 2019 - 26 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Bear Witness  Season 3, Ep 10

Home life at the Lawrences begins to change.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jul 24, 2019 - 26 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Heroic  Season 3, Ep 9

Confined in a hospital, June's sanity begins to fray, but an encounter with Serena Joy forces June to reassess her recent actions.
posted by cozenedindigo on Jul 17, 2019 - 24 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Unfit  Season 3, Ep 8

June and the rest of the Handmaids shun Ofmatthew, and both are pushed to their limit at the hands of Aunt Lydia, who reflects on her life and relationships before the rise of Gilead.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jul 10, 2019 - 19 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Under his eye   Season 3, Ep 7

June escalates her risky efforts to find Hannah; Emily must face her past crimes; Serena and Fred contemplate their future in Washington.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jul 3, 2019 - 24 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Household  Season 3, Ep 6

June makes an important connection as she attempts to protect Nichole while accompanying the Waterfords to Washington D.C., where a powerful family offers a glimpse of the future of Gilead.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jun 26, 2019 - 25 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Unknown Caller  Season 3, Ep 5

June and Serena grapple with a new revelation about Nichole, leading to an incident that will have far-reaching ramifications.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jun 19, 2019 - 13 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: God bless the child   Season 3, Ep 4

June negotiates a truce in the Waterfords' fractured relationship; Janine oversteps with the Putnam family; A still-healing Aunt Lydia offers a brutal public punishment.
posted by roolya_boolya on Jun 12, 2019 - 10 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Useful  Season 3, Ep 3

June navigates a meeting where she must face both Commander Waterford and Nick; Serena Joy attempts to recuperate at her mother's home; Lawrence teaches June a hard lesson about the difficult decisions he makes as a Commander. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Jun 6, 2019 - 15 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Mary and Martha  Season 3, Ep 2

June helps the Marthas with a dangerous task while navigating a relationship with her pious new walking partner; Emily and Luke struggle with their altered circumstances. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Jun 6, 2019 - 2 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "The Word"  Season 2, Ep 13

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change; Emily learns more about her new Commander; Offred faces a difficult decision.
posted by Bibliogeek on Jul 11, 2018 - 50 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Postpartum"  Season 2, Ep 12

Offred is sent to a familiar place; Nick is rocked by Gilead's brutal response to a crime; Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.
posted by Bibliogeek on Jul 4, 2018 - 35 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Holly"  Season 2, Ep 11

Offred faces a grueling challenge alone as she recalls her life as a mother; Serena and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions towards Offred.
posted by Bibliogeek on Jun 27, 2018 - 27 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: The Last Ceremony  Season 2, Ep 10

A frustrated Serena becomes desperate; The Commander tries to make amends with Offred; Nick pushes Eden farther away; Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion.
posted by litlnemo on Jun 20, 2018 - 38 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Smart Power"  Season 2, Ep 9

The Waterfords embark on a diplomatic trip abroad; Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor's guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.
posted by Bibliogeek on Jun 13, 2018 - 40 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Women's Work"  Season 2, Ep 8

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena; Janine finally faces Naomi.
posted by Bibliogeek on Jun 6, 2018 - 20 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "After"  Season 2, Ep 7

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America; Serena makes a dangerous choice; Moira searches for someone from her past.
posted by Bibliogeek on May 30, 2018 - 29 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "First Blood"  Season 2, Ep 6

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah; The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center; Nick struggles with his new assignment.
posted by Bibliogeek on May 23, 2018 - 16 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Seeds"  Season 2, Ep 5

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick; Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.
posted by Bibliogeek on May 16, 2018 - 16 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Other Women"  Season 2, Ep 4

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in June's relationship with Serena Joy, as she reckons with the choice she made to become a Handmaid.
posted by Bibliogeek on May 9, 2018 - 18 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Baggage  Season 2, Ep 3

Offred reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured. [more inside]
posted by Bibliogeek on May 2, 2018 - 16 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "Unwomen"   Season 2, Ep 2

Offred adjusts to a new way of life; the arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the colonies; a family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.
posted by Bibliogeek on Apr 25, 2018 - 19 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "June"   Season 2, Ep 1

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.
posted by Bibliogeek on Apr 25, 2018 - 18 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: The Bridge  Season 1, Ep 9

Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander's infidelity.
posted by mochapickle on Jun 7, 2017 - 39 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Jezebels  Season 1, Ep 8

The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick's troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.
posted by noneuclidean on Jun 1, 2017 - 36 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: The Other Side  Season 1, Ep 7

The story going into flashback and out of Gilead to check in on a familiar face [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on May 24, 2017 - 46 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: A Woman's Place  Season 1, Ep 6

Visitors come to Gilead. Offred gets some surprising news.
posted by roolya_boolya on May 17, 2017 - 65 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Faithful  Season 1, Ep 5

Offred learns more about the men in her home. Another handmaid fights back.
posted by roolya_boolya on May 10, 2017 - 33 comments

Book: The Handmaid's Tale

The seminal work of speculative fiction from Margaret Atwood. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom on Feb 22, 2017 - 34 comments

Book: The Blind Assassin

If The Blind Assassin was a layer cake, the layers would be the impossibility of true love, the inexorable destructive force of time, and chocolate. The frosting is pulp and newspaper. It's a remarkable novel, if only for the way Margaret Atwood weaves together three wildly different genres into a whole. There's the gentle comedy of old age about an old woman living a rather solitary existence in a small Southern Ontario town. There are her reminiscences of her life and family, an old-fashioned bildungsroman or family saga. Then there's a story about a doomed romance and pulp science fiction. Each on their own a very good book, but together form a great one. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Dec 1, 2015 - 2 comments

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