The Season 3 finale of The Handmaid’s Tale promises to be epic. The episode is called “Mayday” and it looks like a lot is going to happen, so get ready. Here are the trailers and the official synopsis for Episode 13. This post has spoilers for Episode 13. For more detailed spoilers, see our story here.
The synopsis for Episode 13, according to Australian listings, reads: “With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead and must decide how far she’s willing to go. Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives.”
Here’s the Israeli trailer, which is typically the best:
There’s a crazy moment in the trailer above when June pulls a gun on Lydia, and then turns around and almost shoots a girl in pink. (Remember when she almost shot Eleanor last week?) I’m guessing Aunt Lydia walked in on their rescue mission somehow and June has to figure out a way to stop her from talking. It’s tough to believe Lydia would actually be in on this.
And it looks like Commander Waterford is going to get Serena in trouble somehow. “What Mrs. Waterford did is far beyond the laws of Gilead,” he’s telling someone (likely Tuello). I’m guessing maybe he’s telling someone about the role she played in creating Gilead. Or maybe he’s revealing what she did while he was in the hospital, when she started carrying out orders and forging documents in his name. Or maybe he’ll just make something up.
It looks like she’s given a little more freedom and then arrested while she’s with Nichole. So things might turn bad really quickly for Serena, because we all know that Commander Waterford can be pretty conniving too. However, in the end he’s typically outperformed by the women in his life, so I kind of doubt his plans will work.
We also see that Lawrence is having doubts and wanting to pull out of the mission. Since Eleanor was his only motivation for the whole thing, I’m not surprised this is happening.
And here’s the Hulu trailer for comparison:
The Hulu trailer, as you can see, usually doesn’t feature quite as much as the Israeli trailer. But it’s still a good opportunity to get an idea of what’s at stake in the upcoming episode.
My biggest concern is that the plan for the children will fail or June will end up deciding to stay in Gilead yet again. Only time will tell.