General Information

Glossary: T
First Air Date: April 26th, 2017
Last Air Date: June 16th, 2021
Created By: Bruce Miller
Star Casts: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd, Madeline Brewer, Max Minghella, O.T. Fagbenle, Samira Wiley, Amanda Brugel, Alexis Bledel, Bradley Whitford
Aired On: Hulu
Episode Runtime: 50 minutes
Total Seasons: 4 Seasons
Total Episodes: 46 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Hulu - The Handmaid's Tale

Last Updated: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:25:11 +0000

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The Handmaid’s Tale


Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (36 Episodes)

1: Inside the Episode: June - Aired: 2018-04-25

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2: Inside the Episode: Unwomen - Aired: 2018-04-25

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3: Inside the Episode: Baggage - Aired: 2018-05-02

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4: Inside the Episode: Other Women - Aired: 2018-05-09

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5: Inside the Episode: Seeds - Aired: 2018-05-16

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6: Inside the Episode: First Blood - Aired: 2018-05-23

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7: Inside the Episode: After - Aired: 2018-05-30

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8: Inside the Episode: Women's Work - Aired: 2018-06-06

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9: Inside the Episode: Smart Power - Aired: 2018-06-13

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10: Inside the Episode: The Last Ceremony - Aired: 2018-06-20

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11: Inside the Episode: Holly - Aired: 2018-06-27

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12: Inside the Episode: Postpartum - Aired: 2018-07-04

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13: Inside the Episode: The Word

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14: Inside the Episode: Night - Aired: 2019-06-05

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15: Inside the Episode: Mary and Martha - Aired: 2019-06-05

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16: Inside the Episode: Useful

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17: Inside the Episode: God Bless The Child - Aired: 2019-06-12

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18: Inside the Episode: Unknown Caller - Aired: 2019-06-19

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19: Inside the Episode: Household - Aired: 2019-06-26

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20: Inside the Episode: Under His Eye - Aired: 2019-07-03

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21: Inside the Episode: Unfit - Aired: 2019-07-10

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22: Inside the Episode: Heroic - Aired: 2019-07-17

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23: Inside the Episode: Witness - Aired: 2019-07-24

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24: Inside the Episode: Liars - Aired: 2019-07-31

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25: Inside the Episode: Sacrifice - Aired: 2019-08-07

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26: Inside the Episode: Mayday - Aired: 2019-08-14

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27: Inside the Episode: Pigs - Aired: 2021-04-27

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28: Inside the Episode: Nightshade - Aired: 2021-04-27

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 2 "Nightshade"

29: Inside the Episode: The Crossing - Aired: 2021-04-27

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 3 "The Crossing"

30: Inside the Episode: Milk - Aired: 2021-05-05

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31: Inside the Episode: Chicago - Aired: 2021-05-12

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 5 "Chicago"

32: Inside the Episode: Vows - Aired: 2021-05-19

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 6 "Vows"

33: Inside the Episode: Home - Aired: 2021-05-26

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 7 "Home"

34: Inside the Episode: Testimony - Aired: 2021-06-02

Dive deeper into The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 Episode 8 "Testimony".

35: Inside the Episode: Progress - Aired: 2021-06-09

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 9 "Progress"

36: Inside the Episode: The Wilderness - Aired: 2021-06-16

Take a Deeper Look Inside Season 4 Episode 10 "The Wilderness"

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Offred - Aired: 2017-04-26

Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

2: Birth Day - Aired: 2017-04-26

Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine’s baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

3: Late - Aired: 2017-04-26

Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

4: Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum - Aired: 2017-05-03

Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred’s survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.

5: Faithful - Aired: 2017-05-10

Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.

6: A Woman's Place - Aired: 2017-05-17

A Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead’s inception.

7: The Other Side - Aired: 2017-05-24

Remembering her family’s treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred’s life.

8: Jezebels - Aired: 2017-05-31

The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick’s troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.

9: The Bridge - Aired: 2017-06-07

Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander’s infidelity.

10: Night - Aired: 2017-06-14

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

Season 2 (13 Episodes)

1: June - Aired: 2018-04-25

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

2: Unwomen - Aired: 2018-04-25

Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

3: Baggage - Aired: 2018-05-02

Offred reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

4: Other Women - Aired: 2018-05-09

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in Offred’s relationship with Serena Joy. Offred reckons with the choice she made that led her to become a Handmaid.

5: Seeds - Aired: 2018-05-16

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick. Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.

6: First Blood - Aired: 2018-05-23

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah. The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center. Nick struggles with his new assignment.

7: After - Aired: 2018-05-30

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America. Serena Joy makes a dangerous choice in order to protect her family. Moira searches for someone from her past.

8: Women's Work - Aired: 2018-06-06

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena. Janine finally faces Naomi.

9: Smart Power - Aired: 2018-06-13

The Waterfords embark on a diplomatic trip abroad. Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead. Luke and Moira grapple with survivor’s guilt. Offred seeks support from allies.

10: The Last Ceremony - Aired: 2018-06-20

A frustrated Serena becomes desperate. The Commander tries to make amends with Offred. Nick pushes Eden farther away. Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion.

11: Holly - Aired: 2018-06-27

Offred faces a grueling challenge alone as she recalls her life as a mother. Serena Joy and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions towards Offred.

12: Postpartum - Aired: 2018-07-04

Offred is sent to a familiar place. Nick is rocked by Gilead’s brutal response to a crime. Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.

13: The Word - Aired: 2018-07-11

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change. Emily learns more about her new Commander. Offred faces a difficult decision.

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: Night - Aired: 2019-06-05

June embarks on a bold mission with unexpected consequences. Emily and Nichole make a harrowing journey. The Waterfords reckon with Serena Joy’s choice to send Nichole away.

2: Mary and Martha - Aired: 2019-06-05

June helps Marthas with a dangerous task while navigating a relationship with her pious and untrustworthy new walking partner. Emily and Luke struggle with their altered circumstances.

3: Useful - Aired: 2019-06-05

June navigates a meeting where she must face both Commander Waterford and Nick. Serena Joy attempts to recuperate at her mother’s home. Lawrence teaches June a hard lesson about the difficult decisions he makes as a Commander.

4: God Bless the Child - Aired: 2019-06-12

June negotiates a truce in the Waterfords’ fractured relationship. Janine oversteps with the Putnam family, and a still-healing Aunt Lydia offers a brutal public punishment.

5: Unknown Caller - Aired: 2019-06-19

June and Serena grapple with a new revelation about Nichole, leading to an incident that will have far-reaching ramifications.

6: Household - Aired: 2019-06-26

June accompanies the Waterfords to Washington D.C., where a powerful family offers a glimpse of the future of Gilead. June makes an important connection as she attempts to protect Nichole.

7: Under His Eye - Aired: 2019-07-03

June escalates her risky efforts to find Hannah. Emily must face her past crimes as the ongoing international diplomatic crisis becomes more complicated.

8: Unfit - Aired: 2019-07-10

June and the rest of the Handmaids shun of Matthew, and both are pushed to their limit at the hands of Aunt Lydia. Aunt Lydia reflects on her life and relationships before the rise of Gilead.

9: Heroic - Aired: 2019-07-17

Confined in a hospital, June’s sanity begins to fray. An encounter with Serena Joy forces June to reassess her recent actions.

10: Witness - Aired: 2019-07-24

June must deal with a devious ploy on the part of Commander Waterford.

11: Liars - Aired: 2019-07-31

A return to Jezebels puts everything in jeopardy; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford take a clandestine trip.

12: Sacrifice - Aired: 2019-08-07

Gilead leadership is rocked by losses among their own. Luke and Moira adjust to new arrivals in Canada. June worries about disruptions to her plan, only to have tragedy strike the entire household.

13: Mayday - Aired: 2019-08-14

With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead and must decide how far she’s willing to go. Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives.

Season 4 (10 Episodes)

1: Pigs - Aired: 2021-04-28

On the run, June and the fugitive Handmaids seek refuge. In Gilead, Aunt Lydia reels from the loss of 86 children on Angels’ Flight. The combative Waterfords, in custody in Toronto, learn of June’s feat.

2: Nightshade - Aired: 2021-04-28

June plots revenge at the local Jezebels, before she and the Handmaids plan to leave the farm for the next safe house. In Toronto, Moira deals with the fallout of June’s choices, and Serena and Fred are bound together by a miracle.

3: The Crossing - Aired: 2021-04-28

Captured by Gilead, June faces a vengeful Aunt Lydia and endures a torturous interrogation. Nick and Lawrence collaborate to protect June. In Toronto, Luke struggles with how to help June and Hannah.

4: Milk - Aired: 2021-05-05

June takes a harrowing journey with Janine, trying to escape Gilead, as Janine remembers a stressful experience in her past. In Toronto, Serena tries to manipulate Rita, who seeks advice from Moira.

5: Chicago - Aired: 2021-05-12

June seeks out more active rebels in the Chicago war zone, while Janine tries to help her fit in with their new group of survivors. Moira goes on her first field aid mission.

6: Vows - Aired: 2021-05-19

After a shocking reunion with a dear friend, June contemplates the possibility of freedom, and confronts the unfulfilled promises she’s made to herself and to Luke.

7: Home - Aired: 2021-05-26

June contends with joy, pain and rage as she acclimates herself to vastly changed circumstances.

8: Testimony - Aired: 2021-06-02

June confronts Fred and Serena in court and challenges Emily to face a painful reminder of her Gilead past. Lawrence presents Aunt Lydia with a newly captured, familiar handmaid.

9: Progress - Aired: 2021-06-09

June and Luke work together to save Hannah, reaching out to Lawrence and Nick for help. Serena and Fred greet unexpected visitors from Gilead. Janine tries to assist Aunt Lydia when a Handmaid-in-training goes on a hunger strike at the Red Center.

10: The Wilderness - Aired: 2021-06-16

June draws on all her resources and relationships, risking everything to ensure her own kind of justice.