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'The Handmaid's Tale' teasers indicate unpredictable Serena Joy and Eleanor could make episode 11 the best of season 3

We also see Serena Joy is up to something she is keeping even from her husband Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). In the teasers, we see Serena taking Fred somewhere he is not familiar with.
UPDATED JUL 31, 2019

The preview clips released by Team Handmaids on Instagram gives a fascinating insight into what we can expect in the coming episodes of the show. The first clip was shared July 29 and it featured June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) facing an unexpected situation, and no, we are not talking about a vetting process by the Marthas who are part of the resistance.

That was something June was definitely clued into. The Marthas do not trust handmaids quickly, it is a relationship that is built over time and incidents. The unexpected situation comes in the form of Eleanor Lawrence (Julie Dretzin)


Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) finds himself at a gunpoint, and the one holding the gun is none other than his wife. June walks in and she needs to quickly resolve the situation before Eleanor shoots the one chance June has to successfully orchestrate an escape plan for the lost children of Gilead.

She has, after all, got the permission from the Marthas in the form of muffins in the previous episodes, but she needs Commander Lawrence alive to get her hands on the getaway truck he is sponsoring in return for the escape of his wife.

We know June is hoping Commander Lawrence would leave with the children, cross the border like a hero and work against Gilead, but none of that would be possible if the Commander's mentally unstable wife shoots him in a rage.

Eleanor seems to blame her husband for influencing June's plans and she is definitely not happy about with the two of them. She goes over the edge when Commander Lawrence tells June "You should go" indicating a tendency to protect June from harm.

This act can affect Eleanor adversely, especially after being forced to watch the two of them go through with the Ceremony. June's best shot can possibly disappear anytime now if she doesn't stop Eleanor and we cannot wait to see how things progress on Wednesday's episode. 


In the meanwhile, we see Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) is up to something that she is keeping even from her husband Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes). In the first clip, we saw Fred and Serena head out somewhere and the Commander said, "Bless our endeavor" and Serena replied "Amen".

Another preview clip from the show features Serena taking Fred somewhere he is not familiar with. Within minutes of the preview clip being shared, fans came up with hashtag "#readyforfredtodropdead."

It definitely looks like Fred has something unexpected to face. Serena seems to have taken June's word to her heart as she is "moving the line." It is just unclear how she is doing it. By teaming up with Fred, she went against everything she and June had worked on together, but if all of that was an act to get the influence she has now over Fred's political motivations, maybe we should rethink what her intentions really are when it comes to Nichole. The next episode may, after all, turn out to be the most interesting one so far this season. 

'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 episode 11 will air July 31 on Hulu.