Most of my thoughts in the order that I thought them while watching the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale S3 E1 “Night” on a Wednesday night in Southern California while I should have been taping my podcast.
For the slow folk: SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
I respect June sticking behind to get her other daughter out. But like, Sis. The odds are so low. And the possibility to you losing your life is so high. But I guess as a Mom, you gotta try.
I like Grey Hair Zaddy, the financial architect of Gilead. He realized he screwed up and now he’s trying to fix it. It’s better than nothing.
Serena tells her husband that she sent the kid away. “I did what was best for my child.” She know he’s gonna kill her right? Didn’t he cut off her pinky finger and whip her already for next to nothing?? Now you just sent “his” child out of the country and never to be seen again?
Nick handed Serena a cigarette and said “Praise Be”. LOL.
June knows this kid of hers ain’t gonna go with her easy, right?! Like, she was confused AF last time June saw her. She been gone with that new family too long.
Awww. Shit. The police showed up. I mean, makes sense. They thought June would go after her kid, which is exactly what she did.
Ok. What’s the plan, Sis? Cause if you’re caught, they gonna hang you or send you to the colonies. Wait. June is the star of the show. And this ain’t HBO. She can’t die. I guess it’s the colonies?
I know the Mom means well, trying to comfort June by telling her about June’s kid. It’s kinda compassionate. But also weird AF. Like you stole this lady Baby, Bih. And asking her to “please stop!”coming to get her child. Like you think you’re her Mom. Would you stop trying to get “your” child back?
Fake Mom said, “she has your eyes” like it’s a shock. I mean, she’s her bio Mom. Yeah. The kid is more likely than not gonna look like her, and not you. Duh!
I’m suddenly angry. Like 6. Not like watching Exonerated CP5 angry tho.
I have zero sympathy for Serena. I do. Cause she’s clearly in crisis. June hugging her is more than I would ever do. Serena deserves every bit of anguish and loss.
And the Commander just standing there watching. Stuck on stupid. Idiot.
Wait. They taking June to her room? Not the more important police? Like, what do the cops know? They think she just tried to see her bio-daughter. Not that she tried to escape. What happened to Zaddy?
Nick got questions for June that need answers. A lot of folks did risk their lives to get her out and yet she’s back. How Sway?
Nick tells June she’s gonna die here. She says she knows.
Wait. Sis and Baby ain’t officially free yet? The white woman looking like a runaway slave is not lost on me.
I guess she had to run thru the water with the baby.
Oh shit. I thought Sis drowned.
The baby ain’t making no noise. WTF? WTF? WTF?!
Oh Geez! This show is playing with my emotions.
There’s cars. OG!!! Please tell me they’re in Canada. OH GOD!!!!
THEY ARE IN CANADA!!!
Mister asking Serena if she’s okay. He’s acting like he ain’t the cause of her being f—ed up.
Mister say he’s trying to help her and keep her off the wall.
Oh. And God made him “Master of an incredible woman”. Don’t this sound like some hotep sh—? The Handmaid’s Tale is exactly the world that they dream of, a land where weak men can rule with force and women submit and rape is legal and abortion is not. Ugh!
This mofo really cut off his WIFE’s Pinky finger. His WIFE!
Look at Serena, back in her armor. Green dress and severe bun. Is she back on her White Woman ish? Ready to oppress again.
Wait. Is she about to drink that? Is that poison? Nawl, she pouring it out.
Smoke?! Did that crazy heifer set the house on fire?
Just the bed. But I mean, essentially the house too.
Serena looking like she in scene from Poltergeist. Or hell. Same ish, I suppose.
Serena had enough of this sh—. Literally setting her world on fire.
June? Hon. Get out the house. The sh— is shaking. It ain’t sturdy. Get out.
Fire is really beautiful to look at. I mean, it’s destrucive AF. But I can see the beauty in it.
June looking at the house burn. Umm... this ain’t an opportunity to run, Sis?
And wait. Why did June go back to Serena? Wasn’t she with Bearded Zaddy when she ran?? I’m confused. I’m not going back to watch last season. Too triggering. This is one of those shows I can’t re-watch.
That black man looking over the railing look like Peter. Grey Peter that runs all the clubs. You know which Peter I’m talking about.
Look at this Canadian hospitality welcoming refugees with applause and kindness. Look at the possibility of what life could be.
Why is June’s ass still sitting there??? I mean, I guess she could run, but she’s wearing bright red, so not like she would get far.
And wait. Ain’t they just gonna be assigned a new house? Is burning down the house really the end of the world?
Is this the end of June and Nick? Cause she gets taken and reassigned, I assume.
All three cars go in separate directions. Hmmm... where is Serena going different than her husband??
June is being punished with “penance”. What Medieval sh— they about to do to her? What was that device in the room?? WTF??
Look at all these women oppressing other woman just to have “higher” standing in Gilead/patriarchy. So many Aunt Lydia’s ready to replace Lydia. I hope the folks that need to watch this (hi, 53%) are watching and see how dumb they look and how terrible their future is. You’re not just oppressing the rest of us. You’re oppressing yourselves.
Ooh, Gawd! Look what they did to June’s feet.
Chick just told her Emily and Nicole made it safely. I guess it was worth it??
Damn. June got a new post already???
June got reassigned to Zaddy? What?!
I swear. By the end of this series, June better get her oldest daughter back, otherwise what was the point of not leaving? To be part of the Resistance? Girl. Resist from another country.
NEXT EPISODE: Handmaid’s Tale, S3, E2