Last week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale left us unsure if Luke and June are going to be separated again. Are we all about to go through that trauma all over again? Meanwhile, Serena looks like she’s about to become a Handmaid, and Commander Lawrence has something interesting up his sleeve. With so much happening and such a major cliffhanger, fans are eager to see what’s next on The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 6.
Minor spoilers below for S5E6 based only on trailers and Hulu’s released synopsis and title. If you don’t want to miss a single review, sign up for our e-mail list and choose “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The New Episode Is Called ‘Together’
The newest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale — Season 5 Episode 6 — is called “Together,” and I’m super unhappy to see Commander Putnam as the lead photo for the episode on Hulu.
The synopsis reads: “June and Luke’s mission puts them in serious jeopardy. Serena senses a threat from her benefactors. Lawrence and Nick make a shocking power move.”
What’s interesting is that the first two sentences could easily have been a synopsis from last week’s episode. They reveal absolutely nothing. It’s the third sentence that’s the most intriguing to me.
Obviously June and Luke are in danger, since they were caught last week. And obviously Serena’s benefactors are a threat. She has no freedom at all and it seems like they’re setting her up to be a quasi-Handmaid.
But Lawrence and Nick’s “shocking power move” definitely has my attention. We saw Lawrence mention something about New Bethlehem last week, and Commander Putnam positively did not like the idea. So what’s going down this week?
Trailers for Season 5 Episode 6 Include the Israeli Trailer
Once again, we’re lucky to have the Israeli trailer, which isn’t shown in the United States. It always has something interesting to reveal. There’s a minor spoiler in this trailer that was not in the U.S. one, so only watch if you’re OK with that.
Esther is gonna rock – I'm here for it. pic.twitter.com/an8EaQvqiX
— Ira (@ILobiral) October 7, 2022
The newest trailer isn’t too different from Hulu’s official one for the U.S., which you can see below. But it’s still pretty interesting. We see June assuring Luke that she didn’t give up hope last time, and she won’t again. (Which is pulling at my heartstrings, you all.) 🥺 “And you never gave up hope,” she added.
We also see Mr. Wheeler’s conversation with Serena (which is also in the Hulu trailer), just edited a little differently for this trailer. It also looks like Esther is back, because the medical system in Gilead is apparently good enough to revive a late-stage poisoning victim! I can’t help but wonder: will Aunt Lydia take out her anger about Janine onto Esther? Or will she recognize that Esther is also a victim of the Gilead regime that she has been propping up?
Here’s the official Hulu trailer.
We see Luke getting his picture taken like he’s a prisoner, and a man who doesn’t seem to be dressed up as an Eye overseeing the whole thing. June asks, “You gonna tell us who you are?”
“June Osborne was apprehended today,” Mr. Wheeler tells Serena. “And we can’t save her this time.”
We see June and Luke separated by cages, so it’s already not looking good.
There’s a heartbreaking scene between Luke and June, where he tells her that they didn’t get to say goodbye last time, so at least they get to do that this time. This actor is amazing. You can just feel his heartache. June insists they’ll find each other again. But will they?
We see a shot of Janine as Aunt Lydia says, “There are consequences for disobeying God.”
Next we see Commander Lawrence, followed by Nick wiping blood off his face. WHAT? Did they just kill someone?
And Serena says she wants to tell her son that his father’s killer is gone. This makes me wonder if people connected to the Wheelers were the ones who took June and Luke, rather than Eyes from Gilead. But honestly, it could go either way based on Serena’s comment, since she’s in contact with Gilead too.
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