Escaping Gilead! The Handmaid’s Tale Podcast (Episode 406)

The Handmaid's Tale 406 "Vows"
The Handmaid’s Tale — “Vows” – Episode 406 — After a shocking reunion with a dear friend, June contemplates the possibility of freedom, and confronts the unfulfilled promises she’s made to herself and to Luke. Luke (O-T Fagbenle) and June (Elisabeth Moss), shown. (Photo by: Sophie Giraud/Hulu)

Last week, Caroline remarked how the pace of this season was moving MUCH faster than usual and that she expected June to be flying the space shuttle in this episode. This Great Lakes hauler wasn’t the space shuttle, but Caroline still gets full points for June’s hare-brained attempt to steal and pilot a lifeboat back to Gilead. Jeez. That statement is almost too ironic to type.

Anyway, in short, Moira was real, not a dream. Her girlfriend is a hard-ass with a nametag-maker for those just-in-case scenarios (like intelligence assets stowing away on your boat). June needs a CAT scan. Hopefully Luke cleaned up his house before coming to the dock.

We talk about this stuff, and:

  • June’s irrational, concussion-fueled insistence that she returns to Gilead for Hannah
  • Moira’s hard-hitting tactics to keep June by her side and heading north
  • Luke’s hands-off approach to escorting June off the boat
Season 3:

301+302 | 303 | 304 | 305 | 306 | 307 | 308 | 309 | 310 | 311 | 312 | 313

Season 4:

401 | 402 | 403 | 404 | 405

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For the first three seasons, you might have been listening to Paul and Caroline as the “Daley Review”, faithfully analyzing each episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. Since January of 2020, they’ve decided to team up with to form Pod Clubhouse and continue reviewing the show under that banner. You’ll get the same analysis and the same repartee only a married couple can give, just under a new name: Escaping Gilead! The Handmaid’s Tale Podcast!

“Ominous Ambience” by Viljami Mehto, licensed by Pod Clubhouse.

This podcast was recorded, edited, and produced at Pod Clubhouse Studios and is a Pod Clubhouse Original Production.