The Handmaid’s Tale 2.12 FAQ
What’s it called?
Teleplay is credited to Eric Tuchman (“Eureka,” “Alphas,” the CW “Beauty and the Beast”).
What says Hulu?
“Offred is sent to a familiar place. Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.”
What’s so mysterious about Emily’s new house? Is there a locked room in the attic she’s forbidden to enter?
Not … precisely.
That promo up there makes it look like June is back with the Waterfords?
You thought maybe she might make another run for Canada with her newborn in tow? (I did!)
How does this episode start?
“God bless you, my angel. My sweet Nicole.”
Does this episode offer flashbacks?
It does not.
Is Serena caressing a matchbook and daydreaming about Waikiki?
Not a matchbook.
What’s doing with Janine?
No Janine this week.
Does this episode offer visits to Little America? Or Hawaii? Or Alaska?
It does not.
The big news?
This episode sets in motion Big Events that will attend next week’s spectacular season finale.
What else is Hulu not telling us?
Bradley Whitford joins the cast as Emily’s new commander, who appears to be the mastermind of Giliad’s economy, and perhaps a little genocide.
The pool! Bradley Whitford as Commander Lawrence. Sydney Sweeney as Eden. “Praise fucking be.” “I heard there was a sale at Old Navy.” “You know what you did!” “How’d that feel?”
What’s not so great?
I feel an important chain of events was lost between last week’s episode and this one.
How does it end, spoiler boy?
11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Hulu.