When will 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 return? What to expect with Elisabeth Moss’ June still in Gilead

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3 ended on an exhilarating note as June Osborne, portrayed by Elisabeth Moss, managed to smuggle many of Gilead's kids out

When will 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 return? What to expect with Elisabeth Moss’ June still in Gilead
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'The Handmaid's Tale' based on Margaret Atwood's book of the same name has moved beyond the original plot in the book and at the end of season 3, the show centered specifically on what it would mean for the Handmaids, the Marthas and econowives if there was dissent. A revolution is what the entire season spent chartering.

Where we left off

At the end of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3, what we saw was the beginning of what could be a brilliant change. A plane full of children and young girls found their way out of Gilead all thanks to June Osborne's (Elisabeth Moss) masterplan under the nose of Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) and the other Commanders of Gilead. She had great support in the form of the Marthas who worked with her at Commander Lawrence's (Bradley Whitford) residence and the Commander himself too. The kids arrived safely in Canada, however, yet again, June couldn't escape Gilead because of her daughter Hannah. In an attempt to distract the Guardian patrolling the airports to allow Rita (Amanda Brugel) cover to take the kids and board them in the plane, June is even shot at and later in the day, she is taken away by fellow Handmaids, wrapped up in the red garb.   

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What we'd like to see

First and foremost, we would like to see what really happened to Nick Blaine. He used to be Fred (Joseph Fiennes) and Serena's (Yvonne Strahovski) Guardian, who was sent to Chicago in season 3 after a promotion by the Commanders to be present where the dissent is strongest. So where is he and will June finally join the fight that is centered in Chicago. Now that Serena and Fred Waterford are both captured and jailed in Canada, the only thing that holds June back where she is, is her daughter Hannah. However, if she hopes to free her daughter from the fate that other daughters of Gilead face, she would have to get more involved in the resistance. We would also like to see how Serena and Fred fare now that the two have outed each other to the Canadian authorities. With a huge hole in the Commander circle of Gilead after one of them was killed and another was imprisoned, Commander Lawrence is expected to take a leadership role. Will this change his allegiance resulting in a new enemy for June? We would love to see how all of this pans out. 

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When is it returning

The teaser of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 was released in June, and the show itself is expected to return early 2021. However, after the COVID-19 restrictions in the country, the production of the show had been stalled making the release date uncertain. 

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