Explained in The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episodes 1 and 2

The Handmaid’s Tale, a dystopian television series airing on Hulu, is now in its fifth season and the first episode follows the aftermath of the murder of Major Fred Waterford. June Osborne’s decision to confess to her boyfriend Lucas “Luke” Bankole that she was responsible for the Major’s murder is revealed in the new season’s first episode entitled “Tomorrow.” Due to the fact that the murder took place in no man’s land, Canadian police have decided not to investigate the case, much to the dismay of Fred’s wife, Serena Joy.

Waterford. When Serena goes to Gilead with her husband’s body, it sets the stage for some fascinating ramifications that are to follow.

Amazing new things have happened in Gilead as Season 5, Episode 2, “Ballet” comes to a close. You have found the right place if you are interested in seeing the same thing in greater depth! SPOILERS BELOW.

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Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale

At the beginning of Tomorrow, June tells Luke and Moira Strand that she is responsible for Fred’s death. The other former maids who were with June when she killed the Commander approach her for help killing other Commanders who hurt her, but June simply tells them no. June was the one who helped them kill the Commander. which is not a viable option. After finding Fred’s body, the ICC officers transfer Serena from her previous detention to a facility with the highest level of security. Mark Tuello breaks the news to Serena that her husband has been murdered and he advises her to flee to a safer place for her own safety and that of the unborn child.

He tells Tuello that June was the one who murdered Fred after seeing a snapshot of the crime scene. June finds out that Dr. Emily Malek traveled back to Gilead to take care of Aunt Lydia. He has realized that he may never see Emily again. At some point in the future he is considering getting back together with his daughter Hannah Bankole.

While waiting for Serena to make her next move, June develops an unhealthy obsession with her.
Additionally, she admits to Toronto Police Officers that the reason she killed Fred was so she could go to jail, most likely to keep Serena away from her family. She was arrested because the murder did not take place on Canadian soil. Luke asks June to stop obsessing over Serena.

In the first scene of “Ballet,” Serena travels to Gilead with Fred’s body to be buried in the nation he helped found. Both Commander Joseph Lawrence and Commander Nick Blaine approach him with some trepidation. The wake for Fred takes place at the Commander House owned by Warren Putnam. After showing Serena a humble chapel where the memorial ceremony will take place, Lawrence decides to hold a grand funeral for her late husband.

On the other hand, he has been informed by the nation’s highest leaders that Fred, who appears to be a traitor, is worth nothing better. Despite this, she manages to convince Putnam and the other commanders to help her plan a lavish funeral for her husband, with Lawrence’s assistance. as well as Nick.

Is it possible that Janine and Esther are still alive? What is Esther’s motivation for poisoning Janine?

Janine Lindo has developed a strong interest in Esther Keyes since she began working as a maid for the Keyes family. Janine mediates in the conflict between Esther and Aunt Lydia and calms Esther in the situation. In addition, he protects the recruit from Aunt Lydia’s evil deeds. Esther supports her transition to becoming a maid with the help of Janine, which makes a good impression on Lydia, and the two eventually develop a friendship. The latter takes Esther to Commander Warren Putnam’s residence to work as his new maid.

Lydia also casually mentions the likelihood that Janine would pay Esther a visit at the Putnam residence to instruct the new maid. After Putnam agrees to hire Esther as his new maid, the two consume chocolate together, ultimately causing them both to vomit blood. Esther intentionally poisoned both Janine and herself because she did not want to lead a life of bondage. She believes that Janine helped her become a capable servant and wishes that she be sent to the Putnam home so that she can visit her daughter Angela while she is with Esther. She believes that Janine helped her become a capable servant.

Because of this mindset, she is under the impression that Janine has been using her for her own selfish gain, without considering the difficulties she must go through as Putnam’s maid. Esther thinks Janine took advantage of her and hastened her suffering, so she decides to poison Janine. When Esther first met Putnam, she must have been aware of how challenging it would be to serve him and how much she would suffer as his sex slave. Also, she must have understood the seriousness of the situation she was in. Esther makes the decision to end her life instead of fitting in with everyone else. However, she wishes

Take for example the death of Janine which allowed her to win the election and also serve Putnam. The desire that Janine has to see her daughter through Esther sometimes costs her a lot of pain and suffering. The fact that Esther and Janine are squirting blood doesn’t stop Lydia and the other maids from saving their lives when they discover them. Before it’s too late, Lydia is able to arrange for the necessary medical surgeries on two of her maids. Having developed feelings for Esther, Putnam is willing to sacrifice anything to ensure her safety.

Will Serena Fred’s funeral service be broadcast?

As soon as she arrives in Gilead for Fred’s funeral, she requests a large funeral for her late husband. His efforts lead to the funeral and its subsequent worldwide broadcast. Putnam realizes that she may be conveying a message that Gilead is even merciful to the traitor who betrayed the nation, to improve the country’s appeal to other nations, as Serena originally called for such an occasion. On the other hand, Serena is broadcasting her husband’s funeral for a very personal purpose. It’s important to Serena that June sees her.

She tells someone else about it and then discovers that she knows what he did to her and her spouse. To help June understand that the decisions Serena makes will directly affect Hannah’s life, Serena arranges for Hannah to give her mother a bouquet of flowers at the funeral procession. The same is communicated by the widow as both an explanation and proof of her fertility. Despite Hannah being the widow of a traitor, Serena wants June to know that she did not lose the war between the two and that she is powerful enough to infiltrate Gilead and take control of Hannah’s life, despite Hannah being a member of Hannah’s family.

Hannah also realizes how useless she is as a mother, while Serena broadcasts the same thing on multiple TVs across Toronto.

The story of the maid
The story of the maid


The Handmaid’s Tale remains the only television show that accurately depicts the dire consequences of what happens when democracy is overthrown by a Christo-Fascist revolution. It’s like the canary in the coal mine. Elisabeth Moss continues to provide an energetic portrayal of her character June Osborne, a former maid now living in Canada as a refugee. As June tries to redefine “normal” in light of the events that unfolded in her post-Gilead life, she almost vibrates with barely contained anger, violence, and guilt. However, the show as a whole continues to struggle with its high-dose narratives, which for some reason fail to recapture the explosive intensity of the show’s first two seasons. It shies away from presenting a revolution on a world scale, instead recording the more realistic apathy of nations outside of Gilead looking the other way. This makes for a less than satisfying experience for the reader given the current political climate. It continues to be a depressing film that should be cherished for its uncompromising perspective, but that doesn’t make it any easier to sit through as June’s life tends to become repetitive in an occasionally annoying way.