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The Handmaid's Tale

  • 2021
  • Season 4
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

In Season Four of "The Handmaid's Tale," June (Elisabeth Moss) strikes back against Gilead as a fierce rebel leader, but the risks she takes bring dangerous new challenges, and her quest for justice and revenge threatens to consume her.

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Episode 6: Vows

Summary

After a shocking reunion with a dear friend, June contemplates the possibility of freedom, and confronts the unfulfilled promises she has made to herself and to Luke.

Review

At the end of last week’s episode old friends June and Moira stood face to face in the rubble of Chicago, bemused to set eyes on each other. Moira is working with an NGO from Canada, delivering aid to the victims of Gilead’s war.

Initially June is too confused or concussed to make sense of what’s happening, obsessed instead with finding Janine. Tormented by a kind of survivor’s guilt, Moira won’t leave June behind again…

From that point unfolds a textbook ethics problem told at a pitch of emotional intensity that barely lets up. If they help June escape, the charity’s humanitarian work will be closed down by Gilead. But if they give June up, her days are numbered.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

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Credits

Cast

rolename
June OsborneElisabeth Moss
LukeO-T Fagbenle
MoiraSamira Wiley
OonaZawe Ashton
PierreNadeem Phillip
ChrisMichael Ayres
ElenaEileen Li
Hysterical womanKat Khan
Lead soldierKenny Wong
Teen soldierJailin Daley
MotherMalube Uhindu-Gingala
ManSean Rey
WomanAlia Jackman

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  • Episode 6

    Vows

    Summary

    After a shocking reunion with a dear friend, June contemplates the possibility of freedom, and confronts the unfulfilled promises she has made to herself and to Luke.

    Review

    At the end of last week’s episode old friends June and Moira stood face to face in the rubble of Chicago, bemused to set eyes on each other. Moira is working with an NGO from Canada, delivering aid to the victims of Gilead’s war.

    Initially June is too confused or concussed to make sense of what’s happening, obsessed instead with finding Janine. Tormented by a kind of survivor’s guilt, Moira won’t leave June behind again…

    From that point unfolds a textbook ethics problem told at a pitch of emotional intensity that barely lets up. If they help June escape, the charity’s humanitarian work will be closed down by Gilead. But if they give June up, her days are numbered.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    June OsborneElisabeth Moss
    LukeO-T Fagbenle
    MoiraSamira Wiley
    OonaZawe Ashton
    PierreNadeem Phillip
    ChrisMichael Ayres
    ElenaEileen Li
    Hysterical womanKat Khan
    Lead soldierKenny Wong
    Teen soldierJailin Daley
    MotherMalube Uhindu-Gingala
    ManSean Rey
    WomanAlia Jackman

Review

June and Janine are in Chicago, or what remains of it. They have shed their Handmaids’ robes for jeans and hoodies, but their role in the resistance militia led by sleazy Steven is still subordinate at best.

Janine doesn’t have a problem with that: she has gladly embraced Steven’s leadership, in every sense. She dreams of a kind of normality, getting pregnant by him, being a mother again but getting to keep her child this time. June is not so easily placated, and plots to escape…

Meanwhile, back in Gilead, her fate is at the heart of machinations on the ruling Council. As always, Bradley Whitford brings a heft and irony to every line he delivers as the slippery, unknowable Commander Lawrence.

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