仍然, June’s steely disposition and attempts to flee Gilead has essentially shuffled the deck, separating her from the horrors she experienced under Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena (Yvonne Strahovski), whose own bonds have been tested.
June closed the third season (which concluded, it’s worth noting, 20 months ago) by smuggling a plane full of Gilead’s children safely to the sanctuary of Canada, an act fraught with consequences on both sides of the border.
“Gilead doesn’t care about children,” says the dissident Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford), in one of those lines clearly intended to echo beyond the series. “Gilead cares about power.”
电视, 相比之下, cares about nurturing and sustaining success
, and in terms of a series that raised the profile of the service carrying it and became part of the cultural zeitgeist
— down to women’s and reproductive rights advocates making political statements by showing up to venues in red-cloaked garb
— “The Handmaid’s Tale
” has certainly met those criteria and then some
. Scattering key characters across different locations has even brought a change in wardrobe
, down to seeing less of the crimson outfits that were such a key part of the program’s marketing campaign
Yet despite the satisfaction associated with basking in Moss’ 光彩 — watching the character assert herself in this altered landscape, while bearing scars, emotional and otherwise, from her ordeal — the series feels as if it’s drawing out a story ready for its conclusion more due to commercial imperatives than creative ones.
Most of those who applauded the series, rightfully, during its first two seasons will likely be inclined to stick around until the bitter end. 即使是这样, it’s possible to continue to admire the show’s high-quality pieces and still think that end should come sooner rather than later.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” begins its fourth season April 28 on Hulu.