Last week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale left us with Serena making a shocking decision that saved June’s life — but where is the storyline possibly heading next? Meanwhile, Commander Putnam is no more, and Luke and Lawrence are making some pretty big moves. So much is at stake right now, so fans are no doubt wanting to see what’s next on The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7. We’ve put together trailers that reveal some major storylines, along with a title and synopsis to help prepare you.
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The New Episode Is Called ‘No Man’s Land’
The new episode — The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7 — is called “No Man’s Land.” To be honest, I’m hoping there’s more to the episode than the synopsis indicates.
The synopsis reads: “June and Serena find themselves in a desperate situation.”
This is a shorter synopsis than we had for the last episode, and it only talks about one plotline: Serena’s escape with June at the end of S5E6. Although I’m very interested in knowing what happens next with those two, I hope it’s not the only storyline they touch on.
I really want to see more scenes with Janine, now that she’s speaking out and showing her old personality again.
I also want to see more plot progression with Nick and Lawrence, scenes with Nick’s marriage, and more information about New Bethlehem.
Moira also feels sidelined this season, and I need to see more of her. Plus, what happened to Luke?
So let’s hope this isn’t just a June-and-Serena episode.
Trailers for Season 5 Episode 7 Include the Israeli Trailer
This week we get to watch the Israeli trailer again, which isn’t shown in the United States. It always gives us a fun extra scene or two, hinting at what’s to come and giving us things to talk about. Here’s the newest Israeli trailer. (It’s the second video in the set of tweets.)
The trailer starts with Serena in the backseat, holding a gun on June and telling her to keep driving. June sarcastically asks if they’re driving to Gilead, but at that moment, someone shoots through the windshield and the car has to stop.
(Who shot at them? Someone from Gilead?)
That’s when June realizes that Serena’s in labor. (It kind of felt that way in Episode 6, at the very end.) It looks like this will be the episode we saw from the early Season 5 trailers, where it looked like Serena was giving birth in a barn. No one could quite figure out how she ended up there, and now we know.
Of course, there’s no love lost between Serena and June. June says she’s trying to help her, but Serena’s convinced that June wants to kill her. (Personally, I think June will want to help Serena until the baby’s born, and then all bets are off. June only didn’t kill her a few episodes ago because she looked at Serena’s pregnant belly and couldn’t bring herself to kill an unborn child.)
Now here’s the official trailer released by Hulu.
The Hulu trailer is very similar to the Israeli one, with a few differences. We see a Serena flashback where she says that what “we wanted” never mattered to June, whatever that means. (I mean, why would what her captors wanted matter to June? Sounds like Serena is just being her typical self-involved self.)
Serena apologizes to June, and June says, “I don’t care that you’re sorry.”
It looks like those scenes with Aunt Lydia are flashbacks, most likely — we’re clearly going to get some flashbacks in this episode. But I’m personally hoping we get some Aunt Lydia/Janine storylines mixed into this episode. I hope this isn’t entirely a “Serena gives birth with June’s help” episode. I’m not a big fan of “giving birth” episodes in general, unless they’re done very well.
At the end of the trailer, June tells Serena: “You came after me. Was it worth it?”
I can’t recall if the trailers for Season 5 before the season started had any more scenes with Serena that we haven’t seen yet. I kind of hope that June kills Serena after her baby’s born, but I think Serena’s far too important of a character to remove from the show at this point.
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