One of the few fertile women - known as Handmaids - in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, Offred struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife
Offred and the Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter's birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen, and dreads a secret meeting with the Commander.
Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.
Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel, reflecting on her time with Moira at the Red Centre. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred's survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.
Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition, while Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband
A Mexican ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred on her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she played in Gilead's inception.
As Offred remembers her family's treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on her life
The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick's troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.