Is the tide finally turning in The Handmaid’s Tale? Spoilers ahead in our review of the season three premiere…
This The Handmaid's Tale review contains spoilers. We have a spoiler free review of the season here.
The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 1
Was that … a good day in Gilead? Forgive the incredulity, but after the stinging slap of the first season followed by the prolonged torment of the second, a win might be the one thing The Handmaid’s Tale audience weren't prepared to see.
We’ve seen everything else. Rapes, beatings, executions, mutilations, hangings, torture. Not this episode, though. No eyes were gouged out or appendages cut off. Radioactive waste didn’t blister anybody’s skin and no children were drowned in a municipal swimming pool. Yes, the soles of June’s feet were whipped, but nobody made us watch while it happened.
The sole act