Elisabeth Moss' Offred will need allies in 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 to 'revolt, rebel, resist' and 'burn the place down'
The possibility of Serena befriending Offred was indicated in the finale of season 2 when she let Offred go away with baby Nichole
'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 is exciting for many reasons and one of them happens to be the possibility that Offred-June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) might get her enemies to side with her starting with Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski). The possibility of Serena befriending Offred was indicated in the finale of season 2 when she let Offred go away with baby Nichole.
Her change of heart about the society that she helped create in Gilead began with Eden's death. That combined with Fred Waterford's (Joseph Fiennes) need to show Serena her place, only influenced her further to rethink her association and loyalty for her husband. Their association was further foreshadowed in the trailers and teasers released where Serena says that she could only do so much and there is a line that she cannot cross to help the handmaids.
That's when Offred says, "so move that point." Followed by this there was also an indication that Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd), the matron of the handmaids, who trained them in sexual re-education and served as their strict caretaker, could side with Offred. After one of her own girls - because despite the handmaids' hatred of her, this is how she saw them, as her girls - stabbed her, she seemed to go through a transformation.
This was hinted at by creators when they spoke about the show to the press. And so, it is also quite possible Aunt Lydia may switch sides in the upcoming season. Is it otherwise possible for the handmaids to come together to start a revolution?
So far, Commander Waterford has been one of the biggest villains of the show followed by his wife Serena. However, will this continue to be the case in the future as well? We already know the upcoming season will have a new villain who will make Waterford not seem so bad. Will this push the Commander into considering Offred as a way to save himself from a political fallout?
He seems to be open to having a conversation with her on the same level. In the trailer, we see him sitting down with her for a conversation where she asks him, "Will you be open to change?" He doesn't seem perturbed by what would have usually been considered impudence on Offred's part. Instead, he seems to be seriously considering her suggestion.
Nick Blaine (Max Minghella) and Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) are already helping Offred plan out how she will take down the founders of Gilead and she also has outside help from Luke and Moira who had escaped Gilead and who currently stay in Canada. Emily will also join them with baby Nichole in the new season. Offred will manipulate, influence, persuade and do everything it takes to get people on her side. After all, it is all about "revolt, rebel, resist." Offred's only goal is to "burn the place down."
Season 3 premieres June 5 on Hulu.
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