The Handmaid's Tale


Series 2 - Episode 3 Baggage



The showrunner of The Handmaid’s Tale has talked about how, now the drama has moved beyond the plot of Margaret Atwood’s original novel, he wants to explore her universe more. We see that tonight as our fugitive heroine June enters the domain of the Econopeople – middling couples living in a sort of dormitory town, but still very much under the eye of Gilead and its thugs.

As June hovers in limbo, a potential death sentence to anyone who helps her, her memories are haunted by her mother, a gritty activist, and her lost daughter, Hannah. If June is to make it out of Gilead to Canada, can she accept that means abandoning her child?


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.

Cast & Crew

June Osborne/Offred Elisabeth Moss
Moira Samira Wiley
Aunt Lydia Ann Dowd
Luke O-T Fagbenle
Nick Max Minghella
Erin Erin Way
Hannah Jordana Blake
Holly Maddox Cherry Jones
Omar Yahya Abdul-Mateen
Kyle Vas Saranga
Young June Asia Rempel
Carol Katie Messina
Sarah Catherine McNally
Tricia Amanda Barker
Adam Isaiah Rockcliffe
Heather Joanna Douglas
Caitlyn Michala Brasseur
Maintenance van driver Phillip Craig
Holly's friend Michelle Hospedales
Holly's friend Jessica Greenberg
Econowife Janelle Heron
Pilot Trevor Hayes
Young driver Alex Harrouch
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