Episode 9: “Smart Power”
For all the shit we’ve been through so far, “Smart Power” is a breath of fresh air. Janine’s baby survives, Nick finds Luke and confirms June is alive, and all those anonymous letters are finally published, forcing the Waterfords to leave Canada immediately. But, because this is The Handmaid’s Tale, the part of this episode that rips your heart out is seeing Moira holding a sign that reads “MY NAME IS MOIRA.” She is no longer “of” anyone; she no longer belongs to any man; she is free and the commander sees that sign and knows exactly who she is. Ah! Who’s cutting onions in here?
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