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What Time Does The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3 Premiere?

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The Handmaid’s Tale’s first two episodes are now streaming on Hulu and fans were really happy to see June back on the screen along with their favorite characters. Now that Episode 3 is fast approaching, you might be wondering when you’ll be able to watch it! We’ve got all of the info you need right here. Find out what time The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3 will premiere below.

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Season 5 Episode 3 Drops Tuesday Night or Early Wednesday Morning

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3 will premiere on Hulu on September 21 at midnight eastern. Let’s put this in a bullet list so that it is easier to understand for everyone all across America:

  • Eastern time: 12 a.m. September 21
  • Central time: 11 p.m. September 20
  • Mountain time: 10 p.m. September 20
  • Pacific time: 9 p.m. September 20
  • Alaska: 8 p.m. September 20
  • Hawaii: 6 p.m. September 20

If you live on the west coast or even in Hawaii, this means that you’ll be able to watch the show right before bed and won’t have to stay up super late to catch up on the series.

How to Watch S5E3 Online

You’ll be able to watch The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3 the same way you were able to watch the first two episodes. On Hulu, you’ll be able to watch all three episodes if you aren’t up to date yet starting at the times stated above. Simply log into your account and search for The Handmaid’s Tale. You’ll have a drop-down menu to start with Season 5, and simply choose episode 3 if you’re already caught up.

The show is still not available to stream on other networks, such as YouTube and Amazon Video, and won’t be on Netflix at all. At least not for a long time. This is because The Handmaid’s Tale is a Hulu Original. 

If you don’t have Hulu, you can get it on a monthly subscription form. You have many plans to choose from, with one of the most convenient ones including Live TV and Disney+ in the bundle. And if you are a student, you might be eligible to get Hulu at just $2.99 per month! Check out the website linked above and find out if you’re able to get in on one of those sweet deals!

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What Happened Last Week

Spoilers from last week are below. 

The first two episodes of the season were intense, to say the least. June seems very obsessed with the story of how Emily left Canada and returned to Gilead to fight. In fact, it’s troubling just how obsessed she is, considering that it might indicate she wants to go back into Gilead herself. 

So much happened in the first two episodes that it left our heads spinning. We saw Commander Waterford’s funeral, and that iconic (and chilling) moment at the end when Serena held June’s daughter Hannah’s hand on international TV for everyone to see. This was her silent response to June killing Fred (and letting Serena know it was her by sending the severed finger.) June, meanwhile, seemed like she really wanted to get caught and jailed by Canada for Fred’s death — perhaps so the world could know that it was her. When they didn’t throw her in jail, she seemed truly lost about how to handle that. 

There’s also the really dark story involving Janine and Esther. While Esther trying to kill herself was expected in some ways, trying to take Janine with her was a twist that I did not see coming. 

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    Valerie Anne is a Type 1 diabetic, mother, tree-hugger, self-proclaimed granola who loves a good horror story through literature, video games, and movies. She also streams art over at

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