Last week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale was so intense that fans can’t wait to watch The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Episode 8 on late Tuesday night or Wednesday. The official Hulu trailer and the secret trailer from Israel have both already released, so we have some spoilers to share on what you can expect. Let the theories and speculation begin!
The New Episode Is Called ‘Testimony’
When Season 4 Episode 7 ended, June had confronted Serena and brought her to her knees in a way that strongly called back to how Serena had treated her in Season 1. There were some intense and disturbing scenes with Luke, and some heartbreaking scenes as June struggled to deal with the trauma and abuse she’s suffered for years. June was reunited with Nichole, Rita, Emily, and Moira, and she had some deep conversations about life outside of Gilead.
The official synopsis released by Hulu reads: “June confronts Fred and Serena in court and challenges Emily to face a painful reminder of her Gilead past. Lawrence presents Aunt Lydia with a newly captured, familiar Handmaid.”
I’m really curious about how that court case goes, and I’m hoping the Fred and Serena don’t find a way to come out on top.
First, here’s the official trailer from Hulu.
The trailer begins with June saying she’s not nervous or worried about facing Serena and Fred in court. “I can’t wait,” she says.
Then she challenges Moira, who says they can’t live in anger but have to move on to healing. “Why does healing have to be the only goal? Why can’t we be as furious as we feel? Don’t we have that right?” (And she’s not wrong!)
We also get a glimpse of Janine, which I hope means that Janine is alive and it isn’t just a flashback.
There’s also a glimpse of Emily driving, and I’m wondering if it’s the first time she’s driven since she was in Gilead.
The Israeli Trailer Reveals More
As always, the trailer released in Israel that was not released in the U.S. reveals more about the plot.
We see June saying the same thing about not being nervous, worried, or scared. This time, we get a glimpse of her walking into the courtroom, facing Serena and Fred.
We also see more of Aunt Lydia’s interactions with a new Handmaid, as she’s torturing her yet again. Then we hear Lawrence commenting to Aunt Lydia, “You enjoy inflicting pain… These reports will stop.”
She replies: “Are you going to terminate me?”
So could this mean that Aunt Lydia’s torturing days are finally over?
And June, in court, asks for the maximum possible sentence against Serena and Fred. But there’s an eerie quote from Fred where he says, “We have been rewarded for our suffering.” I have to wonder what that means.