The Handmaid’s Tale S04E07 is the seventh instalment of the fourth season of a dystopian alternate-reality drama TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. In this alternate history, the USA has been taken over by hardcore fundamental religious fanatics and renamed as Gilead. In Gilead, women have become the property of men once more as the nation is ruled by theocratic patriarchy.
Entitled “Home”, The Handmaid’s Tale S04E07 finally answers the question – what would June Osborn (Elisabeth Olsen) do if (almost) all her desires came to pass? All throughout the series, June has been suffering countless indignities in her quest to escape Gilead, be reunited with her husband Luke in Canada and exact vengeance on her oppressors, most notably Serena Joy.
Well, these dreams all come true indeed in The Handmaid’s Tale S04E07. For most of this episode, June is not quite sure how to respond now that everything has turned out to her advantage. She seems lost and bewildered, almost afraid to accept her new reality. Which is understandable considering the trials and tribulations she has had to endure in Gilead for all these years.
Of course, as the fates would decree (or God, take your pick), June is now in a position to vent her righteous anger on the Waterfords. And there is a particularly cathartic encounter with Serena Joy that every diehard fan of the series would have felt keenly, having invested in June’s pain and rage throughout the series. What a glorious release that is!
But before that there is the emotional resonance of reunions as June reconnects with her fellow ex-Gilead sufferers and of course, her daughter Nicole and her husband Luke. Certainly, the folks behind the series milk these moments to the max and after over three and a half seasons, why the hell not?
Now, the real question is – what happens after all your dreams come true? Guess we are going to find out.
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