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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 7: Home

Summary

June struggles with her newfound freedom, reuniting with loved ones and confronting her nemesis, Serena. Oona stops by the house to deliver a gift for June, and lets Moira know that her NGO is no longer able to perform work outside of Canada. Moira apologises and lets Oona know that she cares for her, and wants to discuss their relationship rather than end it.

Review

There’s a point in this week’s episode where June (Elisabeth Moss), now finally safe in Canada, finds herself in a supermarket and is triggered by a brand logo of angels’ wings, so she has a flashback to the horrors of Gilead. It’s a painful sequence but it also reminds us of what The Handmaid’s Tale, in previous seasons, [italics] used [italics] to be about, when its whole look and feel were the sinister world of Gilead. 

Right now, it feels like a different show with the same characters, still intense and powerful, but different. While June struggles to adapt to her new life, we catch up with her former abusers, Fred and Serena, now in their very chic prison quarters. And the episode builds to a searing firestorm of rage and recrimination.


How to watch

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

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Credits

Cast

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June OsborneElisabeth Moss
Fred WaterfordJoseph Fiennes
Serena Joy WaterfordYvonne Strahovski
RitaAmanda Brugel
Janine LindoMadeline Brewer
Aunt Lydia ClementsAnn Dowd
Mark TuelloSam Jaeger
LukeO-T Fagbenle
MoiraSamira Wiley
OonaZawe Ashton
AlmaNina Kiri
HannahJordana Blake

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  • Episode 7

    Home

    Summary

    June struggles with her newfound freedom, reuniting with loved ones and confronting her nemesis, Serena. Oona stops by the house to deliver a gift for June, and lets Moira know that her NGO is no longer able to perform work outside of Canada. Moira apologises and lets Oona know that she cares for her, and wants to discuss their relationship rather than end it.

    Review

    There’s a point in this week’s episode where June (Elisabeth Moss), now finally safe in Canada, finds herself in a supermarket and is triggered by a brand logo of angels’ wings, so she has a flashback to the horrors of Gilead. It’s a painful sequence but it also reminds us of what The Handmaid’s Tale, in previous seasons, [italics] used [italics] to be about, when its whole look and feel were the sinister world of Gilead. 

    Right now, it feels like a different show with the same characters, still intense and powerful, but different. While June struggles to adapt to her new life, we catch up with her former abusers, Fred and Serena, now in their very chic prison quarters. And the episode builds to a searing firestorm of rage and recrimination.


    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
    Fred WaterfordJoseph Fiennes
    Serena Joy WaterfordYvonne Strahovski
    RitaAmanda Brugel
    Janine LindoMadeline Brewer
    Aunt Lydia ClementsAnn Dowd
    Mark TuelloSam Jaeger
    LukeO-T Fagbenle
    MoiraSamira Wiley
    OonaZawe Ashton
    AlmaNina Kiri
    HannahJordana Blake

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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