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The Handmaid's Tale: "The Word"
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Ends a Frustrating Season 2 with a Disappointing Finale

The constant repetition is suffocating the story—and Gilead is already a suffocating place.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E12
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Postpartum’ Not So Different from Prepartum

​All roads lead to the Waterford household. At least, they do for June, who unbelievably ends up back there for a third time.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E10
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘The Last Ceremony’ More Heartbreaking and Horrific Than Any Other

To say that “The Last Ceremony” is an emotional rollercoaster would be an understatement.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E11
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Holly’ Brings Genre Twists but Little Change

This cycle of visiting the outside world only to return to Gilead’s borders is getting tiresome. At this point, June just needs to get the hell out already.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E8
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Women’s Work’ Disrupts a Man’s World

Despite the character-related inconsistencies, the episode upholds its themes well.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E9
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Worlds Collide and Letters Ignite in ‘Smart Power’

"The Handmaid's Tale" has finally given us a satisfying and refreshing episode that forces Gilead’s creators to step outside of their comfort zone and reckon with what they’ve done.

'13 Reasons Why'
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How '13 Reasons Why’ Makes the Same Mistakes it Warns Against

The show needs to stop romanticizing trauma under the guise of heroism.

“The Handmaid’s Tale”: “First Blood”
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'The Handmaid’s Tale': Catalysts for Sisterhood in 'First Blood'

First Blood” is one of Season Two’s better episodes, even if it rushes the changing dynamics between June and Serena Joy ever-so-slightly.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘After'
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘After’ is Surprisingly Superficial and Disappointing

A lot happens—too much, in fact, making the episode more chaotically disappointing than artful.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: 'Other Women'
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: In 'Other Women,' June is Back To—No, Worse Than—Square One

“Other Women” might as well be a throwback episode, as the cyclical nature of life as a handmaid is brought back full circle in what is ultimately a study in brainwashing.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Seeds’
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Silence Sows the ‘Seeds’ of Rebellion

In an episode where death looms over the characters’ heads, “Seeds” hints at a new life not just within June’s body, but for the characters themselves.

Legion Chapter 12
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Love and War in ‘Chapter 12’ of ‘Legion’

In the fourth episode of its second season, “Legion” finally pays attention to one of its main characters, Syd, who has been undeservedly underexplored until now.

Altanta North of the Border
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‘Atlanta’ Recap and Review: ‘North of the Border,’ Blood Is Not Thicker Than Water

With only two episodes left in the season, “Atlanta” is finally moving its narrative along. Al is moving forward, and Earn may be regressing, but at last, something is happening.

Handmaid's Tale: Baggage
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Baggage’ Spins with Dramatics but Lands on its Feet

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t done with Gilead just yet, but the surprisingly artful dramatics and clever character exploration hint at equally interesting world expansions to come.

Handmaid's Tale: Unwomen
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Emily, from College Professor to One of the ‘Unwomen’

We finally get to see who Emily was before June met her, and trace the origins of her lingering rebelliousness back to her days as a college biology professor seeking tenure.

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