Spoiler alert: this recap contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2 – episode 13
Two slaps, a stabbing and a fall down the staircase, a fire, a plot twist, an alliance formed, two escapes which could have been three and THAT is a cliffhanger ladies and gentlemen – oh wait, I forgot the chopped finger, ouch!
The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 finale has not long aired and has left fans with mixed reactions.
I have so many questions about #HandmaidsTale— KrisTNa (@itsmekriss_p) July 12, 2018
4. Do none of us care she actually has a husband who’s pretty cool but we all love nick?
June annoys me so bad!!!!! Every time it’s time for her to escape she is always flipping fiddling around #HandmaidsTale— Tonya McCoy (@Tonya_Mc201) July 11, 2018
Honestly I was mad as hell seeing June walking all slow and dramatic and shit possibly getting Emily caught just to leave her baby with someone else honestly I said “shoot her” like bitch get in the van wtf #handmaidstale #HandmaidsTalefinale— cunty 💕 (@Kayasimoneeee) July 11, 2018
If anyone needs me I’d be rioting outside The #HandmaidsTale writers’ room cuz WHAT THE FUCK was that finale :/— Mexican Super Saiyan (@Jarochita_93) July 11, 2018
Ok but June could've went to Canada & came back with an army…#HandmaidsTale— solana (@solana_g) July 11, 2018
The oppression in Gilead is brutal, but in the Waterford house it seems they just won’t stop making her life hell now that she’s no longer pregnant. June is offered an escape route, takes the opportunity and Nicole with her but on her way out, Serena stops them, begging them to stay in an emotional scene. Thankfully after what seemed like years of me screaming to run before she’s caught, Serena lets her go for a better life, knowing full well her daughter cannot he brought up in a world like this…which is weird because she helped to created Gilead after all. God dammit, Serena!
Although this will be interesting when Fred realises his daughter is gone, unless Nick keeps him locked up or held at gun point.
June obviously decided not to escape but gave her daughter to Emily, presumably to find Hannah and be part of the resistance.
Many understandably were upset that June decided not to go given the risk people took to help her, yet she couldn’t exactly leave her daughter in Gilead, could she!?
As much as we want June to be happy and leave the sh*tty place, we can’t exactly have a show where June is happy with her and Nicole yet Nick and Hannah (including other Handmaids & Marthas) are stuck in the dystopian hell.
Emily’s commander, Joseph, refused to perform the ‘ceremony’ with her so the next day when Aunt Lydia checks up on her and was told the commander said it went well, she stood in silence, dumbfounded he lied.
That brings us on to Emily’s stabbing – which shocked me because I thought she just pulled her hair from what I saw in the promo. Emil, riled up by Aunt Lydia blathering on and on about a whole bunch of bulls**t, stabbed her, kicked her and threw that b*tch down the stairs #girlpower amiright?
After isolating Emily in her room, Joseph drags her to the car where presumably she would be sent back to the Colonies or to be hung. But luckily in a turn of events, he drives her to safety. This is where June hands over the baby and asks her to call her Nicole, knowing a better life is waiting.
Instead of “I’m sorry Aunt Lydia” what about “I’m sorry Aunt Lydia but hey, Karma’s a bitch, right?”
Now for *that* fire, I actually thought it was a distraction to burn Aunt Lydia’s body. That way they won’t know she was murdered and it will just seem like an accident. Rumours say she survives which I’m not too mad about because it will be very interesting what happens next and hopefully get her backstory. Will she remember who stabbed her? Will she go after Emily?
But, hey on the bright side…maybe Emily will see her wife and son again!