The Handmaid’s Tale recap: episode four – Aunt Lydia Sux


House arrests, bold break-outs and horrific whippings this week, as Offred goes to war for her own survival. God, this is hard to watch sometimes

Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Channel 4 in the UK. Please do not add spoilers from the novel, or from later episodes if you are further on in the series.

After last week’s traumatic ending, I’m sure most of you approached this week with extreme caution and a milky drink to hand. Now a prisoner in her own room for almost a month, Offred spends her time at the fairground in her head, clutching young Hannah’s hand and gazing happily at her family.

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