Warning: Do not read until you have seen The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 finale.
If you saw the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale then you won’t be surprised to learn it has divided viewers.
June’s decision has infuriated many fans of the show, and it certainly feels like a move on the writers’ part to keep her in Gilead as a way of drawing out another season.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Elisabeth Moss (who is also an executive producer) says it was the only choice for her.
“There’s really a couple answers to this, and they are equally important,” she says when asked why June’s decision feels like the right way to end season two. “Hannah is the first one. It’s as simple as that. She cannot leave her daughter there. She doesn’t know if she can get back in if she leaves. What can she do from the outside? She doesn’t know,” she said.
“But here’s what she does know. She just discovered that there’s a legitimate and strong underground network of Marthas working for the resistance. The wives led by Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) just rebelled against the men and government of Gilead. They are starting to resist. And she just saw a commander (Lawrence, played by Bradley Whitford) help his handmaid and her dear friend Emily escape. A commander. How deep does this underground network of resistance go? She knows now she isn’t alone. She doesn’t want to leave Hannah, but when she sees Emily and the commander, she realizes she can get her baby Holly out and stay to try to do the same for Hannah. And she doesn’t have a lot of time to make that decision.
“She does the riskier thing, which is stay, but she literally cannot leave Hannah in that place.”
And let’s not even get started on Aunt Lydia….
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