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The Handmaid’s Tale goes to Canada  “Smart Power”

The Handmaid’s Tale goes to Canada “Smart Power”


The latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel.

Tending to her dying flowers in the world’s most depressing greenhouse Commander Waterford’s wife planful played by Yvonne Strahovski displayed  humanity after getting abused by her husband . She feels the anger of the Canadian women and men who do not want to be apart of this madness.

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Luke played by O. T. Fagbenle, Moira  played by Samira Wiley, and Erin sift through the letters, desperate missives from women who’ve been enslaved by Gilead’s brutal, oppressive regime.


Back home, a desperate June played by Elisabeth Moss pulls Rita played by Amanda Brugel  aside and asks her to be a godmother figure to her baby. “I need her to have someone kind in her life,” she says. Rita can’t make any promises, but she does say “I’ll do what I can.” Later, June asks Aunt Lydia the same favor, though she phrases it a little differently, with a not-so-veiled reference to the Commander’s abusiveness. “I would never, ever allow anything to happen to a baby,” Aunt Lydia played by Ann Dowdre  assures her.   


What lies ahead for Nick? Nick played by the handsome Max Minghella is still not being the proper husband to his new wife.