Ahead of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 3 premiere, EP Warren Littlefield promises tear-jerking episode 5 with June and Luke

Ahead of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 3 premiere, EP Warren Littlefield promises tear-jerking episode 5 with June and Luke

A day ahead of the premiere of 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 June 5, the cast and crew of the Hulu show answered questions from fans about what they can expect to see in the upcoming season. One of the most interesting things revealed during this session was about the fifth episode about the show.

The show's executive producer, Warren Littlefield, was asked, "What’s your favorite episode this season?" To this, he replied, "Episode 5 from season 3 might be my favorite. Colin Watkinson who has been our director of photography actually directed the episode. It has a wonderful connection with June (Elisabeth Moss) and Luke (O-T Fagbenle). There is more than just one moment where I just go to tears in the episode. It's beautiful photography, some spectacular performances and yes, you would definitely need some kleenex to get through the episode but I love it."

A still of June Osborne, daughter Hanna, and Luke Bankhole in 'The Handmaid's Tale' before Gilead. (Source: Hulu)

He was also asked, "Are we gonna cry while watching any of the new episodes?" to which he responded, "Yeah, well it is 'The Handmaid's Tale' so crying does happen but I think there is also some tears of joy. So yes, fasten your seat belt, get your kleenex out."

Now, this revelation makes us wonder, is June going to be leaving Gilead, even if for just a little while or do we see Luke back in Gilead. Both these suppositions don't seem possible considering the show's direction in the newest season - that of revolution and rebellion. So when we went back to all the teasers and clips that have been shared by Hulu, we noticed this instance where Offred is looking at a computer screen and on the other side is baby Nichole.

We know that Emily and Nichole made it out of Gilead with Commander Lawrence's (Bradley Whitford) help. So, will that be the moment that Littlefield is speaking about? This also raises another question. What about the relationship between Nick Blaine (Max Minghella) and Offred? How will that take a turn now that both of them are parents to a child? Speaking about this, actor Minghella said, "I think that it has only further underlined his connection with June, his love for June, his desire to protect her." 

'The Handmaid's Tale' season 3 premieres June 5 on Hulu.

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