The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 finale

Yesterday, I got to stream the final episode of The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 on Hulu. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the season itself, but things got way better in the last episodes, so I had great expectations before the finale.

I have got to warn you immediately, this article will contain spoilers about the entire season and also the final episode itself, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you should probably steer clear of this article. But, if you just want to know my thoughts, keep on reading!

Some thoughts on the season finale of The Handmaid's Tale
Some thoughts on the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale

Why does everyone favor June?

One of the big question marks I have related to the entire series is, why does everyone kind of like June? She has had favor with the Waterford’s, with Commander Lawrence, and somehow, even Aunt Lydia seems to like June. Of course, Aunt Lydia sees through June as well, but somehow, they still have an interesting relationship. But, even more, June often speaks in a very rude way, not only to her commanders, but also to Aunt Lydia and others, but she hasn’t ended up on the wall yet. Most other handmaids would have been hanged a long time ago with such a behavior, but June seems to go strong.

But, what will happen in The Handmaid’s Tale season 4?

We have just seen how June helped more than 50 kids escape together with handmaids and Marthas. She couldn’t go with them herself, not only because her kid still is in Gilead, but also because she had to distract the guard who suddenly started to work hard at the airport. In this process, several of her helpers (Marthas) got shot, and in the end, June herself got shot as well. Luckily, the other handmaids that helped in the entire escape process found her and the season ends with them carrying June throughout the forest. But, where will the story go from here?

They probably should have killed June a long time ago, based on her behavior. With this most recent incident, even more. It is quite clear that she is behind the event, and I simply cannot understand how they will make the story go on with June still alive and well in Gilead. Will she be able to explain the incident once again and keep on living as a handmaid? It might be that the story writers will make it that way, but it is clearly stupid and unlikely (based on how things work in Gilead).

I also got to say, the entire escape process was incredibly strange. Somehow the Marthas managed to get more than 50 kids out of Gilead, without being noticed? And when one family discovers that their kid is gone and they start to look for it, how come that the other 50 families don’t notice a thing? If they were all sedated by the Marthas, how come that the leadership of Gilead doesn’t notice that 50 families are “asleep”? I found it to be very strange, but I guess that was the only way to make the story go on.

My favorite character in The Handmaid'sTale (even though she is very cruel at times)
My favorite character in The Handmaid’sTale (even though she is very cruel at times)

What’s up with The Handmaid’s Tale season 4?

We don’t know anything about its arrival yet, but considering how the third season was delayed until June 2019, I guess we will not be able to stream the fourth season before June 2020 (earliest). It would be great to get it in April 2020 (as the third season was originally planned for April 2019), but I have my doubts.

I am curious to see how they will make the story go on, but the way I see it, it should continue without June, because anything else would be unlikely. Or, if the handmaids protect and keep June hidden somewhere, that could work out. But, if she is staying alive and keeping on her job in Gilead in the presence of everyone else, that would be very strange.

Well, with all the waiting for The Handmaid’s Tale season 4, I guess it is time to stream some other shows I want to see, including Suits season 9, The Boys on Amazon Prime, and quite a lot of Netflix original movies including The Hack and some others.

What do you think?

What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts about The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 finale and the entire season itself. And, how do you think the story will go on?

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