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Is Gilead winning the war?

IIRC Gilead is at war with what's left of the US, but aside from Gilead propaganda (which in all likelihood could be outright lies) I don't recall seeing how the war is going- is it going well for ...
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What did June mean at the end of the Handmaids's Tale season 4 finale?

At the end of the season 4 finale, June says: What does she mean? Where is she going? Does it mean she is going to turn herself in for what she did? Or does it mean that Luke doesn't want her to be ...
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Did the rules about women reading change in Gilead?

In episode s04e09 we see Aunt Lydia looking for a new position for Janine, going over profiles of commanders with clear words written. On the other hand in the same episode when Naomi visits Sarina ...
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Why do the children not cry when they are taken from their homes?

Some spoilers may be found ahead At the end of season three, when the kids are walking to the plane, it appears to me as weird that none of the kids are crying or protesting, because they were ...
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Why do the handmaids wear those boots?

What's with the boots that the handmaids wear? They look like a World War I design, but they don't seem to be fit for the purpose of the role, in terms of the functionality.
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Drinking tea in The Handmaid's Tale

Is it only me or is there a weird obsession with tea in The Handmaid's Tale? If the show was happening in the UK, I could understand them drinking tea all the time, but it's happening in the US (well ...
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What is it that Nick did for Gilead?

In Season 3 Episode 6, we see that the Swiss delegates reject Nick as a Gilead's inside man owing to the fact that 'he cannot be trusted' and according to Serena Joy he 'played an instrumental role in ...
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Why doesn't Mexico take Gilead refugees?

In The Handmaid's Tale it seems that Canada accepts refugees from Gilead, but there is no mention of Mexico doing so. Doesn't Mexico border Gilead? If so, why doesn't it help?
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June's behavior with the Waterfords

Spoilers for the first 2 seasons of The Handmaid's Tale. There are several instances in the show when I cannot explain June's behavior. But the one that seems most inexplicable is the one at the very ...
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What happens in the house in episode 10 season 2?

At the end of S02E10 (The last ceremony), Guardians arrive at the house. Nick tells Offred to hide. Then Nick goes outside and tries to tell some lies to the guardians to explain his presence. A ...
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Why did this happen to Eden in the episode "Postpartum" (season two)?

In the episode "Postpartum" (S02E12), Eden is killed for having an affair with Isaac. But in a society where fertile women are so rare and therefore treasured would they kill a fertile young girl. ...
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Why is it so much worse for Offred this time?

The question title is deliberately vague because I don't want to spoil anything. Every ceremony in The Handmaid's Tale is a rape scene, but the one suffered by Offred in S02E10, The Last Ceremony, is ...
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What was the crime of the second condemned man in the second episode?

Near the start of the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale, the bodies of two men are shown hanging by the "wall". As was astablished in the first episode, the drawing on the hoods that cover their ...
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