'Handmaid's Tale' Creator Explains Why the Shocking Deaths in Season 4's Third Episode Were Necessary

The first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale season four are streaming right now and some shocking things had occurred in the third largest escapade of the season.

SPOILER ALERT- The residue of this post is going to contain some major spoilers for the evidence, so beware of reading any further.

When we last-place recognize Elisabeth Moss‘ character June at the end of season three, she successfully was able to send over 80 children out of Gilead and safely get them to Canada. In the process of coming them on the plane, she was shot by a protect and was injured, but six other handmaids remained behind with her and carried her to refuge.

Click inside for spoilers on the major events of season four so far …

At the start of season four, June and the other handmaids take refuge in a safe house, but their hiding discern is eventually detected. June is captured while the other six handmaids are able to get to the next safe house.

Episode three ascertains June being tortured by Aunt Lydia and a commander of Gilead, who are interested her to be said that where the other handmaids are. The torture continues each time she refuses to give up their disguise recognise. At one point, June is brought to the roof and two Marthas, Beth( Kristen Gutoskie) and Sienna( Sugenja Sri ), are standing on the edge of the roof at gunpoint. They’re both pushed off the edge by the commander when June doesn’t speak.

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June eventually opens up the spot when her daughter Hannah is brought to the detention center and her life is threatened. She and five of the other handmaids are put into a truck with Aunt Lydia carried over to “peoples lives” at the colonies, where they will work all day and continue as handmaids.

The ending of the chapter appalled sees when they escape from the vehicle and make a run for it. Two of the handmaids are shot dead and two others, Alma( Nina Kiri) and Briana( Bahia Watson ), are hit by a drill and killed. The only two handmaids who survive and continue to run for their lives are June and Janine( Madeline Brewer ).

So, what did streaks make Bruce Miller have to say about all of this?

” All of those people are lovely and excellent performers, and hopefully will continue with flashbacks to be part of the family. Nobody is gone in Handmaid’s ,” he told THR about the actresses whose personas were killed off.

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Bruce was also asked if the two Marthas who were killed off might also return in flashbacks. He said,” I would definitely envision that if possible. They are still enormous members of the family and playing those capacities is hard. You have to do a lot with your face because you aren’t allowed to say very much. You say,’ Yes, sir ,’ when all you signify is,’ F-k you .’ Those characters are very difficult and they truly did a lot of work last year to prepare that narrative toil. As sad and abominable as that was, I was glad to bring them back so centrally into June’s story because “shes had” such a close connection with them. Because they’re so strong. Look at them — they don’t beg, they don’t break down. They are just tough as f-king nails. It’s so impressive .”

So, why were all of those fatalities necessary?

” I look at it from the flip side. I’m thinking about what would happen. They’re in a horrible home; a neighbourhood where nobody gets out. Nobody gets out. It’s hard to get out and this is something that hard-handed looks like. Hard is hard; it’s cruel ,” Bruce said during the interview.” I wanted to make it reasonable in areas of, what would the cost be to June? In the beginning of the season, she talks about how she wants to be a rebel and a hero. Those are nice names. But she is dealing with real human being, moving real decisions, and you have to drive that home for her. Sh-t happens to parties because she makes these decisions. The reason why this is a season where lots of stuff happens is because she makes active decisions. She makes them happen, but there’s a huge cost .”

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