'The Handmaid's Tale 3' episode 7 sneak peek teases Mrs Lawrence possibly playing a role in the resistance
Commander Joseph Lawrence's (Bradley Whitford) wife Eleanor (Julie Dretzin) has been shrouded in mystery since she has been introduced in the show 'The Handmaid's Tale'. In season 3, she has especially caught the attention of audiences with her portrayal of a meek woman, and yet is smart enough to help the Marthas clean up when they unexpectedly face trouble. She also helps June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) clean up the blood of a Martha who was attacked while trying to move closer to the resistance - to Chicago in the initial episodes of season 3.
The official handle of the show on Instagram shared a sneak peek of episode 7 Tuesday and captioned it, "Rise and shine Mrs. Lawrence." The sneak peek features June taking tea to Mrs. Lawrence's room in the morning, drawing the curtains to let some light in and asking her if she would be up for a walk. Mind, we are discussing one of the characters who has been portrayed to be so weak she feels uncomfortable in a place longer than minutes, and is at home lying down in her room while her husband takes care of business in Gilead.
In episode 7, however, we will see her take that walk with June and step out of the house even when she is wary of the outside world. This is probably the result of a bond that June has struck with Mrs. Lawrence, while they discussed how difficult it was to keep the men they loved in their hearts despite the hurdles and in Mrs. Lawrence's case, the changes that the man who founded the Colonies went through.
Fans have been theorising that waking Mrs. Lawrence up to the resistance might not be a good idea after all and one fan, rickswifey83 commented, "I am so anxious about this episode, I feel like waking Mrs. Lawrence up is akin to a dormant volcano becoming active again!" It must also be noted here that Mrs. Lawrence is unhappy with the changes she has seen in her husband since the formation of Gilead, and even misses the simple man who courted her by recording songs on tapes for her.
Seeing as June is possibly using this walk as an opportunity to meet Agnes, who is originally her daughter Hannah, makes us wonder if June is all set to burn another bridge when it comes to her allies. It is clear Commander Lawrence's Achilles heel is his wife, and manipulating Eleanor to help her further her agenda, will definitely not sit well with the Commander.
She has already been betrayed by Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) is no closer to becoming her ally than she was at the beginning of the show. It makes us wonder what June is really up to and if we will see the resistance go all out this season at all.
'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 episode 7 will air July 3 on Hulu.