'The Handmaid's Tale 3': Unbridled June with a gleam in her eye takes over escape mission from Commander Lawrence in nail-biting finale
There is a manic gleam in her when June says, "You are not in charge, I am," to Commander Lawrence. He is ready to pull the plug on the getaway because there is a search set across the district.
The promo of 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 finale released August 12 on the official Instagram page shows a side of June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) we haven't seen before. She doesn't seem ready to give up on her plan even when it seems like the getaway has been compromised.
She is not ready to give up on the plan even when Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) wants to pull the plug on the entire thing, instead, she takes charge of the getaway. When Martha Beth tries to caution her about making a move in broad daylight, she assures her everyone will make a move only in the night. However, will she change her mind if the lives of the 52 children were under risk?
Martha Beth, who is one of June's compatriots in planning the getaway of the 52 children, seems worried because June wants to begin the operation in broad daylight. She tells June, "We are not supposed to move until dark" when she sees another Martha arrive at Commander Lawrence's residence with a young girl (possibly one of the 52 children) and announce, "This is it. Mayday".
June assures Beth they will move in the dark, but we can, for now, assume she gives shelter to the young girl with the Martha in Commander Lawrence's residence. This might technically serve as a problem as the young girl's residence might figure out she is missing and take action. This could very well mean June's operation is compromised.
However, she doesn't seem worried about it. There is a manic light in her eyes. The expression of someone who is not worried about any consequences as long as she is able to take the action necessary to exact the revenge she has been planning.
It is this same gleam in her eye we see when June says, "You are not in charge, I am," to Commander Lawrence. He is ready to pull the plug on the getaway because there is a search set across the district. Could this search be for Commander George Winslow (Christopher Meloni) who is considered missing in Gilead?
So far, no one in the district is aware that June killed Commander Winslow when he tried to rape her in Jezebel. The Marthas at the Jezebel got rid of the body, convincingly enough that it's possible it can never be found.
Or the search could also be for the girl June has hidden. Either way, the probability of June successfully orchestrating the escape plan is dwindling by the minute and isn't looking good. Of course, it could be argued that what June is trying to do it for the greater good -- that the children she would help escape would lead better lives out of Gilead than under the regime. However, she is in it for vengeance and that might be taking driver's seat presently and may even lead to loss of lives if the escape plan were to go awry.
She also tells Beth (Kristen Gutoskie) she will be the one to get the children to the airport. Does that mean Commander Lawrence will not be a part of the plan anymore? Has she lost her one ally in Gilead because of her need to see the escape plan through?
One of the last shots of the promo is of June running away from searchlights in a wooded area. She is alone, and there are no children in sight. Does that mean the plan was successful or did she have to, in the end, give up on them?
There is much to look forward to in the finale of 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3, which will air on Hulu Wednesday, August 14.