What day and time will 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 Episode 3 premiere on Hulu?

What day and time will 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 Episode 3 premiere on Hulu?
'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 on Hulu featuring Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne

Hulu series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ made a strong return with two well-crafted episodes and made viewers realize why they love the series so much. A lot of things are at stake this time around and two powerhouse characters, June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) and Serena Waterford are set to collide with each other to end everything once it for all. The latest season starts in June taking a sigh of relief that her abuser is finally dead. She is enjoying the moment and feeling grateful that Commander Fred Waterford won’t be abusing anyone in the future.

Meanwhile, Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) gets the news of her husband’s death and as soon as she gets to know that her husband’s left ring finger is missing, she realizes that it’s June who has done this. The two-episode premiere launch was a stark reminder of why the dystopian drama holds such a special place in people’s hearts. The premiere was emotional, well-written, well-directed, and had a lot of nerve-wracking moments.


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With the ending of Episode 2, we realized that the war has begun and Serena has made her first move by doing something that makes June really uncomfortable. Viewers cannot wait to see what happened in the next episode and are eagerly waiting for Episode 3 to arrive. But when will the next episode airing? Let’s take a look.

Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 (Hulu)
Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Waterford in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5 (Hulu)


What time will ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 Episode 3 air on Hulu?

The first two episodes of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 5 aired on Wednesday, September 14, at 12:01 am. The makers followed the same pattern and opened the series with a two-hour premiere. The new episodes will follow every Wednesday, meaning Episode 3 will be making its way to the streaming platform on Wednesday, September 21, at 12:01 am. The series consists of 10 episodes and the finale will air in November 2022.

In short, new episodes will drop at midnight ET on Wednesdays.

Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (Hulu)
Alexis Bledel as Dr. Emily Malek in 'The Handmaid's Tale' (Hulu)


The season premiere saw a lot of things happening and it also saw the exit of one of the major characters. In May 2022, Alexis Bledel announced that she won’t be returning for Season 5 due to some personal reasons, and as soon as she announced that, the makers began thinking of how to write the character off and this is how they did it.

In one of the scenes, June visits Sylvia and asks for Emily. Sylvia tells her that Emily went back to Gilead to find Aunt Lydia. June is shocked after hearing this and promises to bring her back, to which, Sylvia says that she doesn’t need to do anything because she (Sylvia) knows that Emily is never coming back. She also tells June that she and their son Oliver are going to cherish the time they got to spend with her and that’s it. So, Emily went back to Gilead and we know what would have happened to her. The doors are still open for a return because she might be alive somewhere in Gilead and might make a comeback in the final season.

Yes, it’s a tough task, but let’s see what happens.

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