'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3: A look at where we left Offred, Emily, Nick and others in season 2

'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 is set to premiere on Hulu on June 5 and will tell the tale of Offred-June Osborn, a Handmaid who spearheads a revolution


                            'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3: A look at where we left Offred, Emily, Nick and others in season 2

In the third season of 'The Handmaid's Tale', we know that Offred is all set to spearhead a revolution against the rulers of the dystopian world Gilead. In the trailer of the upcoming season, we see Offred forming her own army with handmaids obeying her orders all in an attempt to get back what was rightfully theirs — equality. While we have to wait and see how Offred manages to do wrestle with the power of Gilead, here's a look at where we left off each character from 'The Handmaid's Tale' in season 2.



 

 

1. Offred

Elizabeth Moss plays the role of Offred-June Osborn in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
Elizabeth Moss plays the role of Offred-June Osborn in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

At the end of season 2, Offred-June Osborn decides to stay behind and not escape with her newborn baby and Emily to Canada as her older daughter Hannah (now Agnes) is still in Gilead. She hands the baby over to Emily and tells her to call the baby Nichole (a name that Serena chose for the baby).

2. Emily/Ofglen 

Alexis Bledel plays the role of Emily aka Ofglen in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
Alexis Bledel plays the role of Emily aka Ofglen in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

Emily escapes Gilead with the help of Commander Joseph Lawrence, who she is assigned to after returning from the colonies. Before escaping, Emily brutally hurt Aunt Lydia by stabbing her in the back and pushing her down the stairs at Lawrence's home. She is set to join Moira and Luke (Offred's husband before Gilead) in Canada.

3. Luke

O-T Fagbenle plays the role of Luke in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
O-T Fagbenle plays the role of Luke in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

Luke, who escaped to Canada was instrumental in getting Gilead's summit in Canada canceled after he makes letters from the Handmaids public. The letter is handed over to him by Nick, who got it from Offred. Nick also assures Luke that June is pregnant by Fred, but that she is safe. Emily, one of the handmaids is expected to join Luke soon if both Lawrence and Emily escape from Gilead.

4. Commander Fred Waterford

Joseph Fiennes plays the role of Fred Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
Joseph Fiennes plays the role of Fred Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

Fred Waterford was badly injured after a bomb blast orchestrated by Ofglen and his wife Serena makes sure that her household is not targeted following the attack by forging orders from her husband with Offred's help. When Fred gets better, he pushes Serena out of politics and a discord begins between the Waterfords. This ends with Serena helping Offred escape with the newborn baby to Canada. Fred is held at gunpoint by Nick, who wants to help Offred.

5. Serena Joy Waterford

Yvonne Strahovski plays the role of Serena Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
Yvonne Strahovski plays the role of Serena Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

Serena Waterford's character goes through a lot of ups and downs in the season as she is treated as nothing more than a trophy wife by her husband. While all she has ever wanted was a baby, she also turns skeptical about the kind of life that the baby would have to live if she remains in Gilead. Especially when she sees Eden (Nick's promised wife) and Isaac (a guardian) are killed for eloping. In the end, Serena lets Offred leave with the baby after a tearful goodbye and her change in attitude results in Offred wanting her baby to be called Nichole.

6. Aunt Lydia

Ann Dowd plays the role of Aunt Lydia in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
Ann Dowd plays the role of Aunt Lydia in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

Aunt Lydia was stabbed in the back by Emily at Lawrence's residence when she visits. Emily has just been rejected by Lawrence after she got ready to serve him as his handmaid. Aunt Lydia, who visits her the next day warns her and tells her to keep the attitude in check when Emily stabs her with a kitchen knife and pushes her down the stairs. It is unclear if Aunt Lydia has made it out alive or if that would be her end. 

7. Nick Blaine

Max Minghella plays the role of Nick in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)
Max Minghella plays the role of Nick in 'The Handmaid's Tale'. (Source: Hulu)

 

Nick Blaine, the Waterfords' driver is in love with Offred, which Serena notices and gets him married to a promised wife Eden. Yet, his feelings for Offred remains the same throughout the season. In the end, he goes to the extent of pointing a gun at Fred Waterford to stop him from following Offred and her baby, who attempt to escape from Gilead. His wife Eden, on the other hand, is killed for eloping with a guardian named Isaac. 

Starring Elizabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd, and Max Minghella among others, 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 will premiere on June 5 on Hulu.