‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Is Brutal And Not Much Else

There are a fair few questions for anyone coming into season three of The Handmaid’s Tale.

As you remember, everything ended on a cliffhanger the last time we were all turning into the events in Gilead.

One of those was just what happened to the evil Aunt Lydia following that tense showdown with Ofglen/Emily (Alexis Bledel).

The teacher (if you could call her that) at The Red Centre was struck by a real case of karma after having brutalised the handmaidens into submission at the centre.

For those not accustomed to her methods of teaching, these include using cattle prods on the handmaidens and permanently removing body parts.

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Fans were left thinking that just maybe she’d got what was coming to her (Picture: Hulu)

During episode 13, The Word, Aunt Lydia got her comeuppance when she turned her back on Emily, and Emily struck.

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We saw Emily pulling a knife and stabbing the old crone before finally kicking her down the stairs, with most of us assuming Lydia was finally dead.

However, if you thought that not seeing the body left a bit of a question mark over the whole thing then you’d be right, as showrunner Bruce Miller has revealed there’s still some life left in her yet.

‘Aunt Lydia doesn’t die. I don’t think Aunt Lydia can die,’ he said during a chat last month, reports Indiewire.

This image released by Hulu shows Alexis Bledel in a scene from
Ofglen stuck her with a knife, but it seems that Lydia is made of stronger stuff (Picture: Hulu)

‘I don’t think there are forces in the world strong enough to kill Aunt Lydia. And by extension the incredibly strong, fabulous Ann Dowd – I think she is with us for a long, long time as well.’

However, Bruce did discuss the impact the attack has on Aunt Lydia in the next instalment of the show, explaining: ‘Aunt Lydia doesn’t die, [but] she’s transformed by this event.

‘The fact that one of her girls…has literally stabbed her in the back. I think that alters your workplace feelings on a day-to-day basis.

‘In her case, it makes her double down that she feels like she just wasn’t strong enough in her discipline. So she, I think, has decided it’s time to get tough.’

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Season three will see the story of June and the other Handmaids’ struggles against the rulers of Gilead ramp up a step or two (Picture: HULU)

So, as you can see… things are set to get worse for the handmaidens at the centre.

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Following Aunt Lydia’s stabbing, Emily was last seen on screen escaping Gilead in a major storyline twist.

The handmaid helped June/Offred (Elisabeth Moss) take her daughter Holly out of Gilead and into Canada, but at the last moment, June chose to stay behind and ushered Emily off.

Whilst Emily may not be returning to Gilead anytime soon, it seems Canada will play a big part in the new season with Bruce suggesting the show will ‘focus more on Canada’.

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He also spoke about the aftermath of Emily’s disappearance and June’s decision to not escape to Canada with her.

Discussing June’s upcoming storyline in season three Bruce revealed she’ll be on a mission to cause trouble and fight the powers that be, as well as leaving Gilead with her oldest daughter.

He said: ‘She goes back to hurt Gilead as much as possible and to get her daughter back – probably. I don’t know necessarily the order of those two things.’

The Handmaid’s Tale season three has no official air date yet, though it’s thought the show will return in Spring 2019.

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Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/03/handmaids-tale-showrunner-reveals-aunt-lydias-fate-brutal-season-2-cliffhanger-7792697/

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