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The Handmaid's Tale Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2017 - 2017

The drama series based on the novel of the same name written by Margaret Atwood is set in a dystopian future where fertility rates have dropped and the few fertile women remaining, called Handmaids, have been forced into servitude; they are ritually raped so they can get pregnant and bear children for wealthy couples. Season 1 follows the lives of several members of this society: Fred (Joseph Fiennes) and Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) are a powerful couple who own Handmaid June (Elisabeth Moss); Emily (Alexis Bledel) is a lesbian who escaped death by being made a Handmaid; Janine (Madeline Brewer) is a Handmaid who won't accept her condition; Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) is the woman in charge of the Handmaids.

Episode 1

Offred

60 mins

The series premiere of a drama about a fertile woman who is forced into sexual servitude in a dystopian society with a plunging birthrate.

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Episode 2

Birth Day

Wed, Apr 26, 2017 60 mins

Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter's birth.

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Episode 3

Late

Wed, Apr 26, 2017 60 mins

Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead.

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Episode 4

Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Wed, May 3, 2017 60 mins

Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred's survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.

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Episode 5

Faithful

Wed, May 10, 2017 60 mins

Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.

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Episode 6

A Woman's Place

Tue, May 14, 2019 60 mins

Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead's inception.

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Episode 7

The Other Side

Tue, May 21, 2019 60 mins

Remembering her family's treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred's life.

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Episode 8

Jezebels

Tue, May 28, 2019 60 mins

The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Due to his troubled past, Nick is recruited by the Sons of Jacob.

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Episode 9

The Bridge

Tue, Jun 4, 2019 60 mins

Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander's infidelity.

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Episode 10

Night

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 60 mins

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

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