The Handmaid’s Tale — “Late” Episode 103 — Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge. Ofglen (Alexis Bledel), shown. (Photo by: George Kraychyk/Hulu)
Each new episode of The Handmaid’s Tale leaves us with more questions than answers. Here are five we have for the remainder of season 1.
As The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu continues, we get ever closer to that elusive ten-episode mark when the series will end and we can all resume only being tormented by the realistic set of dystopian fears we’re confronted with daily, without the addition of fictional ones. But with the show renewed for a second season, we are slowly running out of material for the show to canvas, and it’s stepping into uncharted territory. We’ve already seen the universe stretched beyond the boundaries of Gilead in Episode 6, but the wealth of new material leaves more questions than answers in our minds.
What IS the May Day Resistance?
We never really find out the answer to this question in the books. At the end of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we learn that Gilead is eventually overthrown and replaced with something better (at least in terms of women’s rights and religious freedom), though we don’t know if it’s overthrown by the Resistance or something else entirely. June is taken away in a truck by either the eyes or the resistance, and we never get an answer as to what happens to her, though the implication at the end is that she survived long enough to document her experiences.
So who was Ofglen working for, and what are they trying to do? Will we ever meet them? Will they succeed, or do they even have a fighting chance? The reader/viewer, like June, wants to badly for the Resistance to be real and effective, so maybe we’ll get a hopeful answer to this question sometime soon, or at least in the second season.