And yet Season 3 Episode 4 of The Handmaid's Tale ends on a note that expects its audience to hold their breath once more for her to be anything more than the monster she is. She has the benefit of being a three-dimensional character played to perfection by the excellent Strahovski, but more often than not her inclusion in the plot hedges on whether or not the story wants to pump the breaks while viewers wait for Serena to decide what kind of person she wants to be. And for good measure, Season 1 as well. While her actions towards the end of Season 2 can be read as the start of a redemptive arc it's almost guaranteed to be a tiresome and unsatisfying slog. The afterparty is yet another slight against the Handmaids, as they are invited to sit separately in the kitchen and drink water while the Commanders and Wives schmooze in the next room over. Last season Serena allowed June to see Hannah and also pinned her to a bed while Fred raped her. Without much room to refuse him, June suggests that he offer Serena more power and control over what happens to her, and she then sneaks off to tell Serena that Fred is ready to let her exercise some undetermined power.
Malia. Age: 21.
This mistake is one of many that makes this season feel so unsatisfying.
Everleigh. Age: 21.
How do you solve a problem like Serena Joy on 'Handmaid's Tale'?
We're using cookies to improve your experience. The smug poolside smoking commences. Last season Serena allowed June to see Hannah and also pinned her to a bed while Fred raped her.