The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Episode 6 is close to airing. And given the crazy cliffhanger we were left with last week, you will no doubt want to start watching the minute it’s available. But exactly what time can you start watching? Depending on your time zone, you can either watch the new episode starting Tuesday night, May 18 or early Wednesday morning, May 19.
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Season 4 Episode 6 Drops Tuesday Night or Early Wednesday Morning
The new episode, called “Vows,” drops late Tuesday night, May 18 or early morning Wednesday, May 19 on Hulu depending on your time zone. But any time you go to watch Wednesday afternoon or evening, the episode should be there unless Hulu is having a technical glitch.
Technically, Episode 6 drops at 12 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 19. In the Central time zone, that’s 11 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 18. In Mountain time, that’s 10 p.m. And on the West Coast in Pacific time, it will premiere at 9 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday, May 18. So if you’re in the Pacific time zone, you can still watch the new episode without even having to stay up late.
In the Hawaiian time zone, you can watch at 6 p.m. on May 18, which is a much more convenient time for these viewers! In Alaska, that’s 8 p.m. on May 18 in Juneau.
So if you’re on the West Coast, you can watch the new episode during prime time viewing. But if you’re on the East coast, you might want to wait until Wednesday rather than staying up really late and dealing with whatever crazy emotional fallout is thrown our way.
How to Watch Online
In the United States, you can ONLY watch The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. It’s not available on Netflix. The new season will eventually be added to Amazon Prime Video too, but it’s not there yet. (So far they only have through Season 3 in the U.S.)
You can watch The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Episode 6 at this link. Just search for The Handmaid’s Tale and the new episode will be on Hulu once it’s available. Plans start at just $5.99 a month, so it’s pretty inexpensive to watch.
Hulu is also offering a short free trial, in case you want to try the service.
If you’re outside the U.S., you’ll need to watch The Handmaid’s Tale through a different streaming service if Hulu isn’t available in your country. Because of that, the time and date that it drops will be different for you too. In the UK, Channel 4 will have the new season, and Amazon Prime UK will also have it. It’s harder to find in the UK though.
SBS Australia is showing each episode on the same day it premieres in the U.S., so that’s good news for people in Australia.
HBO Nordic will have the episodes to stream a day after they air in the U.S. In Romania, HBO will release the new episodes on the same day as Hulu.
What Happened Last Week?
Spoilers from last week are below.
Last week we were left with a major cliffhanger. At the end of the episode, the area of Chicago that June and Janine were in was bombed by Gilead forces just before a ceasefire was issued. (That plan was put in place by Commander Lawrence, who ordered Nick to follow through on it since he commands the fighting in that region.) June crawled out of the smoke and rubble, screaming for Janine, and viewers have no idea if Janine is dead or alive. But amidst all the chaos, she did find someone else: Moira.
Now we’re left to wonder if June is going to finally be able to escape Gilead and find freedom in Canada. And if she does, what will the fallout be?