“The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3.” The fifth season of Hulu’s dystopian series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale begins with the aftermath of Commander Fred Waterford’s murder. In the first episode of the series, titled ‘Morning’, June Osborne shocks her partner Lucas “Luke” Bankole by deciding to confess to the commander’s murder.
Since the murder took place in no man’s land, the Canadian police refuse to continue the investigation, much to the disappointment of Fred’s wife, Serena Joy Waterford. Serena visits Gilead with her husband’s dead body, setting the stage for some interesting consequences. The second episode of Season 5, titled ‘Ballet’, ends with a stunning development taking place in Gilead. Now, know about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3: Aired Date
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3 will be aired on September 21, 2022, on Hulu and Prime Video. New episodes come down every Wednesday, and each has a watching time of 50 minutes.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3: Synopsis
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3, Ever since Esther Keyes became a maid, Janine Lindo has taken a special interest in her. Janine steps in between Esther and Aunt Lydia and makes the former calmer about the whole affair. She also protects the recruit from Aunt Lydia’s atrocities.
Naturally, they share a bond, and Esther makes progress in her adaptation to become a Handmaiden, with Janine’s help, which impresses Lydia. He takes Esther to Commander Warren Putnam’s house to become his new maid. Lydia also hints at the possibility of Janine visiting Esther at the Putnam house to introduce the new maid. The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 3.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 1 & 2: Recap
‘Morning’ opens with June letting Luke and Moira Strand know that she killed Fred. The other former handmaidens who accompanied June to kill the commander ask her for help in killing other commanders who have harmed them, only for June to tell them that this is not practical.
ICC officials move Serena from her prison to a high-security facility when they discover Fred’s body. Mark Tuello reveals to Serena that her husband has been killed and she should be in a safer place so that she and her unborn child are not harmed. After going through the crime scene photo, she tells Tuell that June killed Fred.
June learns that Dr. Emily Malek has returned to Gilead for Aunt Lydia. She realizes that she may never see Emily again. She also thinks about being reunited with her daughter Hannah Bankole someday. June obsesses over Serena as she anticipates her next move.
In addition, she also confesses to killing Fred at the Toronto Police Department, expecting to be jailed, possibly alienating Serena from her family. But the police let her know that the murder didn’t happen on Canadian soil so they could arrest her. Luke asks June to stop obsessing over Serena.
The ballet begins with Serena traveling to Gilead with Fred’s dead body as she wants her husband to rest in the land he co-founded. Commanders Joseph Lawrence and Nick Blaine hesitantly welcome her. Fred’s Wake takes place in the home of Commander Warren Putnam.
Serena demands a grand funeral for her husband when Lawrence shows her a small church to officiate. However, the nation’s higher-ups let her know that Fred, the apparent traitor, deserved no better. Still, she convinces Putnam and the other commanders to arrange a grand funeral for her husband with the help of Lawrence and Nick.
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