The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Ending Explained: Someone Give June A Break

Major spoilers for “The Handmaid’s Tale” season 5 finale are below.As “The Handmaid’s Tale” moves into its season 5 finale, all hope is lost.

After a failed operation, June (Elisabeth Moss) lost her only chance to get her daughter Hannah back.

Nick (Max Minghella) has refused to aid June in exchange for immunity because he has a family to protect, Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) is a slow-progressing but a still-confused villain in a suit, and Luke (O-t Fagbenle) is in deep, deep trouble.Sometimes I find myself thinking that “The Handmaid’s Tale” cannot get more depressing.

The feeling doesn’t linger too long because it always gets worse.

This season has steadily plunged into darkness, leaving June more helpless on foreign soil than in Gilead.

At least in Gilead, June was surrounded by evil and had no agency, no resources to help herself.

All she could do was whatever it took to survive.

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